The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 4, 1960 · Page 5
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Freeport, Texas
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Sunday, December 4, 1960
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yfc and TSranorfo 'S-oscas, Sun., December, 4, I960 THE BRAZOSPCRT PACTS KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES iWriter Finds Her Education Lacking By MARIE BETH JONES I am a failure. Somehow I managed to learn a great mnny of the wrong things — most of which have since been forgotten — and very few of the right ones. Back In high school I spent hours memorizing Wilson's Fourteen Points. I could write them verbatim — Including punctuation. I knew the duties of the Civil Aeronautics Authority nnd memorized volumes of poetry for English class. Alt I can now recall about Wll son's points is the number, that the Wilson mentioned is Woodrow and 1 think they had somcthinf to do with the League of Nations but I'm not absolutely sure. My memory of the CAA Is less detailed, I believe It has something to do with regulating airplanes. I remember the first line of I About Ben Adhem and very little more of one of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's sonnets. I can't even think of the first line of "Old Ironsides", though the rhythm still remains tn my memory. I'm not exactly suggesting that schools teach the wrong subjects. I suppose I'd remember some of those things if I'd just brash up on them a little, nnd then think liow learned I'd feel. What I'm upset about Is the fact that they left out co many vital subjects. I guess they thought we'd pick them up all by our selves, and most people did. There i» definile need for a special class for the rest of us though. This class would teaer subjects like elementary book overmg, the best method of removing chewing gum -from a child's hair, and painless necktie ying. Take book covers, for example — and you can have them. Each year the local banks presented the schools with covers for the schoolbooks. These were of stiff paper, and carried a certain amount of idvertising lor the bank with a few safety messages inserted here and there. They came in two sizes — both incorrect. Along about the third grade, 1 quit struggling to get the cover over the book. There was always some other kid in the room who just loved to cover books, and I was only too happy to allow him the pleasure of fixing mine, Just in case he didn't finish, I WEST COLUMBIA NEWS By HAZEL ARRIHQTON Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Dearing nnd family, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Horelica nnd daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Slavinolm and family nnd Bobby, E. J. and Alvln Schneider all had a weekend of deer hunting nt the Arrow Head Ranch. Five deer were bagged in the hunt, K. 0. Sims of Houston and the Jerry Sims family spent the holidays visiting in La Grange. Joann and Mae Horelica enjoyed Thanksgiving with Patsy Gautncys. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Boudeaux of Bccville visited with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Tiffany, over the holidays. Ralph Johnson was In r. Whar ton hospital tor last Friday. minor surgery Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Edling had as their guests Thanksgiving nnd also again Sunday Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Rucker, Alvimi Peterson and Sophia Springer of Chocolate Bayou, the Eric Edlings of Houston, Johnnie Edling and family US. Men Tops With Miss Hyer By BOB THOMAS AP Movie-TV. Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Men, do you feel run-down, neglected, unappreciated? If so, try this refreshing tonic from Martha Hyer, who says: "I like my wines foreign and my men domestic." Notice she says domestic, not domesticated. In other words, she prefers American men. "American men arc the best in the world, as far as their treatment of women is concerned," she said. "The proof ,of it is that wherever our GI go — England, Germany, Japan — the women flock to them. Why is this? It's not merely because the GI have money. It's because the women in those countries .realize that they get better treatment from Americans than from their own countrymen." Martha speaks not from idle patriotism. She has done active research on this matter; having ..--..,.i,_i _..j ~.--.->,- <;!;r,r: ',r. .'. i_~.. Europe, Africa and South America. During the past year, she starred in "Mistress of the World" for a German company. It was filmed on location from Hong Kong to Paris. Being a bachelor girl, she had plenty of dates abroad and gives this capsule commentary on her escorts: English—charming but dull. French—self-centered. Italian—wolfish. German — stolid, one-track minded. "Where are the Continental manners \ve used to hear about?" asked Martha. "I don't mean tliat men should be courtly. Personally, I think a lot of the old customs are silly. "What I'm Interested in is not the minor courtesies, but the man's attitude toward a woman, A European cares uttle about her as a person. An American does. He listens to her an.l gives her credit for having some opinions of her own. "Perhaps the most important factor in 11 man is a sense of humor. That's where Americans excel. They can luugh 'it them- telvc.s. European men cumiot." So much for one part of Mar. (hit's ihesis. What about the oilier? "Yes, I still prefer foreign wines," fihu said. "But strangely enough, mnny Europeans are now saying that California wines ure superior. Our wines are geltinj the same snob appeal there, tiiaf theirs have here." of West Columbia, John Peteron and son of Hitchcock, the J. X McKinncys of West Columbia and Ann, and her father, Cap McMurrey. The Waldo Edlings daughter, Resales, from South- vest Texas College, was home for he weekend, they drove her home ate Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Edling were in Houston Friday night to sec the showing of the picture, The Alamo. They report it is really a wonderful show. Visitors over the holidays in the lome of Mr. and Mrs. George Unscum were his sister. Mrs. Bob Moon of Kingsville; three of his brothers, and their families, C. G. Llnscum and grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Llnscum, and Wallace of Houston, Mrs. John Alebls, a daughter of Hcb- bronville, and Donald and Robert Danford of West Columbia. The Wallace Linscums grandchildren were also there. Mrs. C. M. Rechif, Mrs. R. T. Barnes and Mr. nnd Mrs. Charlie Webb visited with Richard Barnes and Larry Webb who are stationed at Camp Hood over the weekend. Wayne (Abe) Lincoln visite<i ills mother in San Antonio lasl week. Mrs. S. G. Adkins visited recently with her son Dick Adkins and family of Altus, Okla. The Dick Adkins are the proud par still didn't worry about It. My mother was willing, if not anxious to help, and she did a lovely job. I was careful to compliment her, so she would continue to be helpful, and managed to graduate from high school without ever learning to properly lit a book cover. Since that seemed to end this mania for putting paper over the covers of self-respecting h a r d- backed books, I certainly didn't bother to learn after that. Then Gary started school. The day came when he could proudly bring home his book and read fof us. All the other children brough' he covers home, and so did Gary ic was still young and naive hen, and he handed me the book n nil innocence and asked tha ; cover it. It's embarrassing to admit to a six-year-old child that you can' follow a few simple directions, sc I didn't admit it. I decided to try After all, I reasoned, any adul with normal mentality could dc it. Either my reasoning was off or By the. time 1 finished my attempts at adjusting the size of the cover according to my understanding i the directions, the guide lines looked like an ornamenta fringe and I wasr ashamed to let Gary take it to school like that Next day, Gary brought home his still uncovered book and an other new paper cover. He held them slightly behind him as ne passed my chair, and put them on his father's desk. "I know you're busy," he said Maybe Daddy'H have time t over it when he gets home." I got the message. I have sine eceived no requests to cove books. Understand, I have .1 eslre to cover them, but it Is ttle discouraging not to even b sited. I have been trying to consol [ am younger or more stupid than I realized. First the cover was so loose the book slipped around inside rather like a marble in a match box. Then it was so tight th ( ._.. ( book's covers would not close. |lo do them. myself for this and other inad [uacies by remembering a fam y story. It helps a little, but re much. My mother and dad were ma rlcd for more than 20 years an Ived on a farm all that tim Mother came close to graduatin rorn college before she quit get married, but she never lear :d to milk a cow. Every now and then some ca able farm, wife would sugge hat a college education was a parently of very little use, sine n all the years spent on a farm she had never learned to perform such a simple operation. Mother always assumed an innocent expression when this came up. In an admiring tone she would remark, "You know how to milk," The heckler would nod proudly. "You can do all the milking chores?" Another nod. Then Mother's tone would Jiange to include a definite note of sarcasm. "Who would do th^.n if you didn't know how to milk?" she would ask. Yes cover LOTS OF LOOT Deputy Sheriff B, E. McCoy displays several of Ihe household iiecis which were recovered with the solving of a burglary al Jhe home of Mrs. Alice Calvert on Chocolate Bayou. In a daytime burglary last month, items ranging from J flapjack turner lo a TV set ware takan. Three persons hav» been charged in the burglary. Bill English Debating In Tourney At AF Academy A two-man debate team from Texas Christian University will compete in the second annual TCU is one of 36 schools invit to participate. They represent states, from Dartmouth College Now Hampshire to the Universl liv:tv U'Utipaiiii ^ LV MIV; uiuvt^iai National Invitational Debate Tour- ol Southern California. TCU an nament to be held this weekend j Baylor are the only schools • Texas to be included. There will be six prelimina rounds of debate, with the t eight teams advancing to the qua ter-Iinnls at the tournament. Colorado Springs, Colo. Making the trip will be Bill English, TCU junior from Lake By CATHERINE MUNSON FOSTER STTOfWTS ADVISED TO THINK AHtAD AS THEY CHOOSE BOOK rould ask. English, TCU junior from bane tcr .[j nn | s at tne tournament. ;, sir. Mamas too busy to j Jackson> and Ron j u hi,so», Wich- English and Johnson represent- cover your books, kids, jus leave I iKS ^ mum . They will be ed TCU at a tournament at Texas them on Daddy's desk. We 11 Keep i" *™* J b A&M Nov . ig. 19i wncre Eng i is h ..- *u« ni.ieinn ilmf I'm tnn Kmart 'nrcomnanieu jy 1 uu jjeotue • » A call from Martha Walker of IB Brazosport High School Li- rary, desperately searching for oRraphical material concerning m Bishop, material needed by p.m. that day brought to mind another problem that consistently •onfronts school and public librar- ;s alike. Most English students are required to read several books dur- ng any given year and to report n them. Now don't think we are omplaining about that. In fact, ve (I am speaking here for all brarians) heartily endorse such ssignments, and we agree also /ith the teacher's requirement lat information about the author be included as part of the pro>ct. So, you ask, what's the problem? Just this. . . .the student chooses a book to read. His choice s dictated by a number of things not the least of these being the >ize of the print and the length of the book. There may be other factors, bu we would guess that the promi nence and reputation of the author s never one of them. Air right. So far, so good. Th wok is read; the report is writ ton, and suddenly the student i confronted with that other part of his assignment. He must hav some information about the auth or. With utter trust and complet confidence, he hies himself off t the library. As far as he is con cerned, anyone who has ever written a printed word is Important enough to rate biographical material. That is where he makes his mistake, and therein lies the problem. Take Jim Bishop, for example. ut he does his sort of thing with ompetence and dispatch and lere may be a need for it. However, he Isn't a great writ- r, and I doubt if even he thinks o. As for his biography — the nly place we find anything about im was on the inside of the dust ackets of his books. And yet, Jim Bishop is a world famous figure compared to some f the writers we are asked to iroduce material about. The solution Is simple. There are thousands of authors aboul vhom hundreds of thousands of vords have been written. A little orethought, an inquiry at the library (school, public, or both) >efore choosing a book, would es- ablish the fact that there is or is not material available about any given author. After all, when the shelves are heavy with .the goldei larvest of great minds and gifte< writers, why waste time with the output of the transient and ephemeral? But, students, if you must reat books by Sadie Glutz or her ilk do give us a little time. We car write to the publisher 'or the facts of an author's life. But whe: queried just Before lunch with 3 p.m. deadline, neither the schoo or public library can render aid Where the main drainage ditc from Danbury goes into Austi u.i/111 t/aaiuui j gwi-B »••»>* »-—— ™ Bayou — that's where Eagle Gull ully has been more or leu obti terated by the ditch, but ttrhi vas when It was the favorite settg ng place of Mexican eaglet, anf lereby gets its name. . :'K This Information came to re« by telephone from T. B. Freel&M;.; f Danbury, who gays that parf f Eagle Gully used to be on, tiki ncle's land. . ; • ? Freeland has lived In th«f : arts for some forty yean, ,wi|; e doesn't remember the eaglejr His uncle is his authority for thi& existence and for this derivation: of Eagle Gully's name. • • ;'. If you read last week's column,'. you know what set me on'th* rail of these out of the way ipoia, If you didn't, then you can just wonder. Anyway, my thanks loir Mr. Freeland — and I am «tiU hoping to hear from more reader? with information that would Wp Professor Anderson with his book. BRAZOSPORT LIBRARY » HOOHS FREEPOHT LIBRARY ' 301 East Park Phone BE S-362J Mon.-Tues.-Wed.-Tb.tirl.. ; •" 3:30-8:30 ' : ', Fri.—3:00.5:00. ; *; BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULJ! • { i Monday, Sweeny Elementary, School. 9:30-10:50 a.m.; 11:56 : aj m.-3:55 p.m. - ' '• '• -.' Tuesday, Brazoria School KdjR: 5:30-7:30 p.m. •-•":=rv_T. Thursday, Clute School 1:4 ft tnem on uaaay s uusn. «>-• .. *^ v .- nr-it rv,t«,t n up the illusion that I'm too smart accompanied jy T C U Debate 1 j. ,,_ Irvinrh David Mathcny, Accused Slayer Eichmcmn Says He's Sensitive Man was named the top debater at the meet. English is the son of Mr. and . Mrs. J. L. English, 512 Magnolia , . He's a nice fellow. More often than not we agree with what he has to say m his Facts columns. I have no doubt that he is an excellent journalist. The fact that he has cashed in on some of the once was. It seems that now the 4:15 p.m. you Can Dtptnd On /Iny'Orug ProducJ fdol Bcori--flu. N..™ F t •• ..'• 823 N GULF BLVD. PHONE BE3-3381 , FREEPQRT.TEXAS ents of a baby girl, Tereas Gay, who'tipped the scales at six pounds and seven ounces. They have two other young daughters Melissa and Diane. Dick has been stationed in Altus for some time jnow. Mrs. Fay Wilson of Houston visited over the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Reed, on Saturday they motored to Bay City lo visit Mrs. Wilson's sister, Mrs. Lou Gicr. Mrs. H. H. Hallmark has been feeling a little under the weather lately. Mrs. Joy Whitt's condition is somewhat improved. Her family is hoping she will be able to come home from the hospital this week. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Hagemeier had as their holiday guests their sons, Tommy and family of Angleton Freddie and family of West Columbia, Mclvln and family ol Houston, Johnny and Ralph of Waco, Miss Carlynon Troutman of Wrat Columbia. Other relatives mere were Mrs. U C. Akei-s unil son, Karl Lee Houston, Mrs. Mayne Gardner, Carl Hagemeier, Mrs. R. B. Richards and daughter, Urs. Jolmlo Thomas, Seminole, Tex. and Mrs. A. H. Miller. Mrs. Agnes Snowden visited ast week in Hackberry, La. with friends, Fred Hutfer is home from the Wharton hospital after spending a week there after having undergone minor surgery. Mrs. W. C. Avera and Mrs, Curtis Albers attended the Home NEW YORK (AP)—Adolf Otto Eichmann, the accused slayer of six million Jews during the blood boths of Hitler's Third Reich, rcely admits participation in the monstrous crime in his horror- illed personal memoirs. "Where I was implicated in the physical annihilation of Jews," the :aptured Nazi war criminal says, •I admit my participation freely and without pressure." The first installment of his memoirs appears in the current ssue of Life magazine. At one point, Eichmann declared: "At heart I am a very sensitive man." men poured some inflammable liquid over them and set them or fire." . Eichmann insisted that he is not anti-Semitic. He had harm "the ally." Nazi war criminals. Yet he set » down in the belief that-his version of the truth would go far to 'explain' his actions and even to exonerate him. Engaged in an ef- St, Lake Jackson, and is a speech world's most tragic events may seem in queEiicnaole taste to some said tc ' "Dolitically op- ol a competent bookkeeper, eager they we°r P'oase his superiors." :nsitive man. nifr rf\nf+f\T At another point, in relating.! JUST FORGOT Demonstration Council meeting held in Angleton Monday. how he watched one mass execu lion, he made this statement: "I was reflecting about the meaning of life in general." Then he reports details of the first mass execution of Jews he watched at Minsk—an episode in which 5,000 men, women and children were slain by the Nazis as a part of Hitler's scheme to liqui- Aie uii JfeKa. , The victims in the Minsk murders walked In groups to a pit, Eichmann said. "They were not driven." he said—and then they jumped in. Nazi slayers then riddled the helpless victims with rifle and machlnegun fire. Eichmann gave an account ot a tour he made of the Auschwitz death camp under the personal supervision ot Rudolf Hoess, its commander. "At the end he took me to a grave where the gassed Jews lay piled on a strong iron grill. Hoess' posed to Jews Because iney were ™ «- • stealing the breath of life from' Eichmann, now in an Israel; a .. 'prison awaiting trial, was abduct- in presenting the mt.ioirs, Life led from Argentina last spring by magazine said Eichmann "con-!a band of Israeli secret agents victs himself as one of the major'. who bad sought him for years. A German journalist, Wilhelm Sassen, put the memoirs together from more than 900 pages of handwritten nc'.es and transcriptions of tape-recorded, interviews with Eichmann in Buenos Aires start- FORT SILL, Okla. W) — When Army weather t«- learchan released a balloon the launching failed. Someone bad forgotten to attach the pay load. ing in 1955. JA FACrS JUNIOR FIRMS JUST LIKE ADULT VERSION BALTIMORE (*) — Sooner or later, U had io happen. Among the 410 freihmen who enrolled at Johns Hopkins University ibis fall ii John Hopkins of Topeka. Kan. SINGER MEET JOfHER & DAUGHtfR •NRISTMAS speciAL Minor Wrecfc One car failed to remain at the scene of e minor accident at Wes Second and Velasco Vlvd. on Thursday. According to Freeport police Barbara Taylor LeBlunc, 42 West Broad in Freeport, drlvln. H I960 Ford, was traveling nortr en Velasco Blvd. when the othe tar pulled off Ihe bridge line inade a left lun'» then left Hi scene. By SIKCVA OWINGB Junior Achievement was foutid- cd In the early 1920's as a result of the average American teenager's lock of knowledge of the American free enterprise system. Originating along the East Coast, civic and Industrial leaders have since established it In 33 states and several Canadian provinces. It was brought to Brozos- >ort as part of a nationwide program In 1956. Operating exactly as tt regular adult business, but on a smaller scale, Achievers choose a product, sell stock, manufacture and sell their product, pay salaries and wages, and If possible pay dividends to stockholders upon llqui dation of the company. These Junior Achievement companies, or corporations, are own ed by the stockholders who have invested in them. Each member at the company is automatically on the Board o Directors, which elects officers who, In turn, make proposals and recommendations to the board. Production und sales managers, are appointed by the officers to LEON BUCHANAN NEW MANAGER AT GUEAT WESTERN FINANCE COMPANY As a special get-acquainted offer, Mr. Buchanan is offer- . ing 5313.00 Cash lor only $19.00 per month. That's a nice roll of money to have handy with the holiday expenses coming up. You can do your Christmas shopping early and, by paying cash, buy what you want, where you want at great savor production, another lor gene-1 • '" 8S - ral business, who help the uchie-; With every purchase Ot a new ; No extra charges. Payments vers get organized in the afore- SINGER slant needle machine j i nclude everything. Supervised The wonderful SEWHANDY* , j by the State Banking Depart„,„.. Q - ...- --- machine Is more than a toy— ' ment. achievers must learn how much | jt rea || y sews 6iveg accura te ' dependable stitching, rugged A purchase supplies, outline ap- iroprlate production procedu res, md (b) plan sales drives respec- ively. Next are the employes vho run the machines, make and ell the product. Each company lias at least ,_, hree advisers; one lor sales, one §rW|MG MACHINE or production, another for gene-1 mentioned fields. Upon choosing a product, the achievers must learn how much capital will be necessary to start production, then sell the required | amount of stock at 50 cents per share, Every achiever must buy at least one share in his company, although no one person can buy more than five shares In one company. Another Job of the Board of Directors is to decide upon a Singer performance. PAY AS UTTtf A? r, FOB A NEW SIN§ER* NEEDLE LSircuwia *3 iu %*^*-* M *- **f"* f •• r.' j »*-,* wage scale for all employees. The !y 00 D EAJ, ONLY WITH Hveraae hourly wuees for a pro- * ' average hourly wages for a production crew member is about 25 cents with commissions on scales depending upon the product. Officers are usually paid more for additional responsibilities. i SINGER SEWING CENTER BE 3-4123 3H E. Park Frecporl Apply for your $313.45 and beat the holiday rush. No payments 'til next year. ASK FOE GREAT WESTERN'S X-PLAN. Mr. Buchanan invites all of his friends to come by his office for a visit anytime. GREAT WESTERN FINANCE COMPANY 1422 No. HUUway 288 FREEPORT PH. BK S-588* For Our Customer's Shopping Convenience Stores Will Be and SU Until Xmas!

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