The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 5, 1960 · Page 2
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Freeport, Texas
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Monday, December 5, 1960
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JIM BISHOP: Reporter A QUIET NIGHT IN DAM COUNTY BISHOP MIAMI, Fla. - The black car pulled away from Hie curb. The man lilted the microphone, depressed the cam and said: "Eight thirty, . . . Ton tw?n- ty one." Eight thirty is Lieut. Jack Tuck- fiekl's n u m- her. Ten twenty one meant that he had finished his coffee and was back on duty. A female dispatcher's voice came in from Bade County Public Safety Department. This was Ramona Shclton. She repeated the words of the policeman. Then she said: "Ten twenty at North West 18th Avenue and 69th Terrace. Two young colored males. One suspect named Tex carrying a shotgun." A grocery store had been held up. Other Dade County Police cars began to call in. Five of them closed fast. Tuckfield, a dark man \yith deep wavy hair, was second on the scene. Two blocks away, a Negro detective named Busby was on the radio. He had the boy with the shotgun, The other one was running through backyards. When the lieutenant arrived, Tex was standing with his back to Busby and his wrists were in handcuffs. Busby is fat and wears his panama brim up, like Jack Leonard, "Who's the boy was with you?" he said. The boy who had the shotgun shrugged. "He name Jack,' 'he said. "He ast me to corne hep him." The detectives conferred for a moment. Other cars came up, their brazen lights showing the fear on dark laces in hallways. Tuckfield got back .in his car. He called in and left the scene, roaming the night streets. Dade County covers 2,250 miles and 800,000 people of assorted dispositions. The police department is new. It took over the old sheriff's office in May, 1957 and it now has 560 men on the roster. The now police department covers all the towns except Miami and Hialeah. The lieutenant moved on to the Palace. This is a big juke box hangout with an odor of stale wine in the air. He walked in through the din of the music and watched the men fondle the cheap women in tight sweaters. He looked for knives, guns, arguments among customers. There were none. It was a quiet night. In 'the car, he called in again. The dispatcher said that there had been an accident in Funland Park. Tuckfield drove out. Sometimes, he takes his four boys to Funland, but- he can't stand some of the wild rides. They scare him. He pulled into the park and saw two •-patrolmen carrying flashlights. They led him to the scene. A ride called the Whip had come apart. One of the cars ripped off the rails and spun a man and his wife into the guard rail. They were in Jackson Memorial Hospital. He drove there. They weren't badly hurt. Ttlckfield stopped in the morgue. He walked into the chilled room of the dead. 'Three persons were on their backs. The two men were old' and the tags tied to their big toes gave their names and cause of death. A beautiful blonde girl, 8 months old, was on another slab. She had fat ringlets on her legs. "What happened to her?" said Tuckfield. He read the tag on her tiny foot. The attendant shrugged. "Driver panicked. He was being chased by police. He ran up a dead end into a house and killed the baby." Next he went to the police ward. Two policemen stood inside. A man was on a table on his side, both wrists handcuffed behind him. He had gone berserk. A small woman, 55, sat on a stool. She wore the white dacron of a waitress. Her knees knocked. Her hands shook su that she could not get the cigarette to her mouth, "I'm gonna die, doc," she said to Tuckfield. "I'm gonna die. Please gimme a drink." A stout colored woman sat across from her. She kept hiking her blue skirt higher. Her crime was that she said she hated Negroes and wanted to kill them all. A prisoner in a wheelchair pointed to the old waitress. "I had the shakes,' he said sadly, "but never like that." The car pulled away and cruised the cheap white sections and then the colored sections. A group of men argued in front of Cal's Bar. The lieutenant passed the place, and stopped. He called for another car. A detective pulled up beside him two minutes later, "let's go back to Cal's place," the lieutenant said, "and shake it down. They did. The men in front stopped arguing, and parted slowly before the detectives. Inside, a juke box and a floor fan hummed. The detectives looked at the crowded faces of men and women packed tight. The faces looked back. Across the street in a parking lot, a shot split the air. Both men left the bar and ran to the scene. Two boys were in a car making love to girls. The lieutenant shone his flashlight in. The boys were laughing so hard they could only point. They pointed to the car parked beside theirs. It had blown out a front tire. The laughter was contagious. The policemen had to laugh. Tuckfield shook his head. "Its a quiet night," he said. "I think I'll knock off early." .11 Washing*cm Scene SCRIBES CONDUCT OWN CONTEST By GEORGE DIXON WASHINGTON — When I was with the Kennedy campaign tour we got into Columbus, Ohio, for a big rally in Court House Square. The place bristled with Kennedy signs, but amid the array was one lone sign for John Hoskins, the Democratic contender for Franklin' CoUnty 1 prosecutor. The loneliness of Hoskins wrenched the heart of Art Buchwald, who had come over from Paris to cover the campaign. My ESTABLISHED 1912 JAMES S. NABOBS PUBLISHER GLENN HEATH EDITOR JOHN F. GREEN BUSINESS MANAGER GEORGE BEACOM Advertising Manager ROBERTA DANSBY Managing Editor LeHOY BYHD Women's Editor MORRIS FREEMAN Superintendent E. E. (Tex) HENDRIX Circulation Manager BERNICE ELDER Office Manager Published daily and Sunday except Saturday by Review Pub' lisherj. Inc., 307 E. Park Ave» Freepoit. Texas. James S. Nabors. President. Classified advertising department open 8 a.m. io 12 noon Saturday!, closed Sundays; to place, cancel or correct classified advertising, call BE 3-2611. World wide news coverage by The Associated Press, Member of Texas Daily Press Association. Texas Press Association. Represented nationally by Texas Newspaper Representatives, Inc., P. O. Box 308, Baytown, Texas; Houston CA 8-2B43. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier. Daily and Sunday* $1.40 per month; Daily only, 1*1.15 per mr.n*H. Mn'l T*jf^Ti i»««r; ":?~'\~1*. .H" ,-;-?!! ir'jij- tcripiion rates in advance. Entered as second class matter March 21, 1952. at the Freeport, Texas, Post Cilice, under the Act of Congress of March 8.1870. East dealer. North-South vulnerable. NORTH WEST VA98 ¥6 4AQ10962 4>K52 4A108B3 EAST 410974 V5 W» bidding: East South West tass Pass 14 »*• *» 54. S>ass 5 y SOUTH *J86 VKQJ107433 North Dble. Pass Opening lead — queen of Bpades. Here is a hand well played by both sides. It occurred in the Men's Pair Championship during Ban Francisco Bridge Week bock in 1652. The event was Won by Maynard E. Dime <North) of Seattle and Malt- land B. McKenzie (South) of Alameda, Calif. After spirited bidding, five FAMOUS HANDS monds, declarer would have made six with ease. But the unusual spade lead placed the contract in jeopardy for McKenzie. and it required all his skill to make five. McKenzIa played the king- from dummy and it held. He could not very well afford to try to set up the club suit immediately because there was too much danger that East would take the lead in clubs and como through the unguarded Jack Q£ spades. So declarer, to avoid this pos- aibility, ruffed a low diamond at trick two and then entered dummy with a trump. Next he played the king- of diamonds, but instead of ruffing it, he discarded a club. This unusual play rendered the defense helpless. There was no way of stopping declarer from establishing two extra, club tricks by ruffing the suit twice. On the two clubs, if Me. Kenzie was allowed to go about his business, he would ba abla to discard both his spade losers. Maes realized this and decided that discretion was the bet. tor part of valor. So he cashed the ace of spades, would otherwise ha which ha juwr oyiuiuu uiuumg, nve; would otherwise have lost and hearts became the final contract.! South made exactly five 'Both West (LarryMacs. playing with ! .sides hud given their ail, but Dean Cook) decided that the AlcKonzie Imd too many guns bidding called for an aggressive for the to h-iivlle lead. So he opened the queen I Maes and Cook nnUh-d sec. Of spades, hoping to find | O nd in the tournament Had Me. partner with either the king or Kenzle played this critical hand less skillfully, they would hava finished first ^ Had Maes led the ace of dia- <A Mm Kinir Vtetarta Syndicate, loc.) colleague decided Hoskins needed a champion. He made an impassioned- speech for the stranger, winding up with the stirring cry:' "Hoskins is honest!" Forgetting that Hoskins was a local figure, known; and admired " by many in fne throng,.! look is- '' sue with the statement. I couldn't understand why I was attracting so many glares from the hitherto friendly-seeming populace. • Buchwald and I stood there, hurling pro and anti-Hoskins speeches^atjeat'lijatber^. Others in the KeTineo'y entflBfage" took"sides with either Buchwald or me. By the time we left Columbus lor Miami that night the Kennedy party was split up into violent partisan camps for Hoskins and his Republican opponent, incumbent Earl Allison. The Hoskins-Allison campaign raged all through Florida, up to New York, and into New England. Buchwald denounced Allison for 5,000 miles, while I warned my traveling companions a vote lor Hoskins was a vote for Hoskins. The international situation even was dragged into it. "Allicnn is fvrv OT1 O;^W/>-F and Matsu," thundered Buchwald mendaciously. "He wank to give away Quemoy and defend Matsu." By repeated taunts of "Put up or shut up!" my colleagues finally badgered rne into betting $5 on my man. We impressed Kennedy press secretary Pierre Salinger as stakeholder. I had forgotten all about it until a couple of days ago when this letter came from Buchwald in Paris: "I haven't received the results yet and I was wondering if you could find out if Hoskins or Allison won. Since Kennedy lost Ohio it's quite possible Hoskins didn't win. Very concerned about this. If Allison won it means the machine has triumphed once more and good citizens just didn't get out and vote. Hoping to hear from you soon, till then yours for better prosecutors in Ohio." I contacted Salinger. From Kennedy headquarters next morning he sent me Uiis wire: "I am honored to announce that Allison beat Hoskins in the same Columbus, Ohio landslide which engulfed Kennedy. Have been authorized by Buchwald to pay off. I am setting up a committee to organize Dixon Presentation and will notify you when plans are completed." That afternoon I attended the regular daily Salinger press conference, pretending I came for the briefing, not the money. I doubt if Salinger was fooled, but I was rewarded doubly because we pressed Salinger for information about appointments to be made by the President-elect — and Merriman Smith, who has been covering the White House for years, tried to needle the press chief into some sort of answer by asking: "Does anybody else but Kennedy have the power to make these appointments?" Before Salinger could reply Columnist Robert S. Allen barked at Smith: "You've been covering Eisenhower too long!" THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS BWTOWAl PAGE Page 2 Brazosport and Bmoria County, Texas, Mon., December 6,1960 MONDAY ON TV BRINK EXPRESS Letters To The Editor FEELS ONLY A FEW DISAPPROVE To The Facts:. When you say many you . mean few churches do not believe in dancing. I know that everybody should have the ' right to do as they want so long -"•Vfij it does not go against a Christian conscience. There 14 nothing morally wrong with dancing. If I had a girl or a boy I would rather,have them ,.»dBt a 'dance well'Ch^peroned than have them out getting drunk or tearing up the town. I think the dances we have a', school are good for boys and • girls. It gives them a place to meet. You can be an active Christian and dance. There is nothing in the Bible that says that you should not dance. I believe our schools are doing a wonderful job in educating your child and my parent's To The Facts: The Distributive Education Club would like to thank the Brazosport Facts, the merchants ol the area, and the people of the area for their fine cooperation in making their Thanksgiving project such a line succsss. Many fine boxes of food were children. As part of that educational program folk dancing is taught in the P. E. classes. I think this is a wonderful program because it gives the girls a chance to learn how to dance. It not only teaches them particular steps but gives them a basic sense of rhythm that will enable them to understand. and . enjoy different-types of music. ; Music enrcihes —• not degrades. Do you object or would you object to your child being in the band and marching to music? It is the same principle, because the girls are certainly not dancing with boys in their P.E, classes if this is your objection. This is a part or the program, just as golf, basketball, baseball, and other sports are part of the P. E. program at most high schools — not just Braz- osport. One thing that is wrong with parents today is the fact that they do not let their children make decisions — important decisions. They do not giva their children enough responsibility and do not believe and trust in them. By the time your son or ..daughter is in,, his.. Christian home training should be such that he would not have to be told not to dance, not to stay out late, not to drive recklessly. Any free thinking Christian individual knows what is requried of him by Christ and , .His teachings and not what is required of him by his next door neighbor. Tim O'Neil 519 Magnolia Lake Jackson which the food was given were very grateful. Our extra special thanks to Mr. Reynolds of Bill's Skating Rink who permitted the boys snd girls to skate if they 'donated food. This was a source of most of the canned goods for the project. • Our thanks to Mr. Don Merrill also of Merrill's Moving and for the boxes and for providing transportation for delivering the boxes the day before Thanksgiving. It makes the young people in the area feel good to know that the community as a whole is interested in those that have suffered misfortune. Brazosport Senior High Keith Maresh Hal Boyle YOUR CHUCKLE'S GETTING HOLLOW NEW YORK (API-Remarks a department store Santa Claus gets tired of hearing: "Well, well, well—if it ain't the Jolly Old Saint himself. 1 "Don't cry, junior. Just leave the lollipop in his whiskers. Mom- my'll buy you another one." "What do I want for Christmas? I told you when I was here last week. Can't you remember?" "McGUlicuddy, when you go home tonight you might try practicing your chuckle in front of a mirror. It sounds pretty hollow." "This morning we have 500 from ihe different Kindergartens. This afternoon there are 600 torn the nursery schools, and tomorrow things really start getting tough." "I'm from the Fire Department. Do you have a certificate proving Business Mirror your beard has been flame-tested in accordance with Page 7, Section 2, Paragraph 3, of the city's fire laws?" "That wuz me 'brother's list, Santa. Now let me.' read you mine, it's a lot longer." "I know that uniform is pretty itchy, McGillicuddy, But it doesn't look right for you to be scratching while you're supposed to be listening to the children." "When he bends over to pick you up, Sis, grab his beard and pull hard. Then we'll find out for sure." "I'm the business agent for Kris Kringle Local 312. Have you got a card in good standing?" "Hey, whiskers, which way to the men's room?" , "No, darling, he's not God, and he's not Moses. They don't wear red suits.' "P-s-s-s-t. McGillicuddy, is that you? Your wife asked me to give you this grocery list. And she saM to tell you that if Santa Claus drops off at any bars on the way home tonight, he'll show up for work tomorrow with a black eye." "I wish I had nothing to do all day but sit in a warm department store and listen to children." "Would you mind telling my son just one nibre time what happens to little boys who don't eat their oatmeal?" "Sorry, but I'll have (o ask you to turn in your beard, McGillicuddy. The psychologist in our personnel department has decided we ought to finish the season with a midget as Santa Claus. He feels the children will have more confidence if they talk to someone more their own size." BUYING 45 HIGH, BUT DIFFERENT By-8AM DAWSON AP Business News Analyst NEW YORK (API-Officials in Washington who keep an eye on you say there's been no slackening in your wants and needs nor jr. your appetites. They're as high or higher than last year. And on the whole you've been shelling out as many dollars to satisfy them. So if there is anything wrong with the economy it isn't your fault. You've been doing your bit to keep it going — even if sometimes it hurls. Merchants' and dealers who think you're holding out — and manufacturers who have turned out a record supply of consumer goods this year while stocks piled up—are told by official sources that the trouble is: There has been change in some of the things you want, or at least in what you're paying for. And the implication- -although this isn't pushed by the officials —is that business should take a new look at consumers' wants and maybe change its emphasis. The Federal Reserve Board reports in Its official bulletin. "Output of consumer goods this year has been maintained at record level appreciably higher than last year and 115 per cent 01 the 1957 per cent of the 1957 average.' It adds: "Retail sales and other final purchases, including exports, have been higher than a year earlier, but not so much as over-all production." In other words, stocks piled up until summer and since then have shown little change. And retail sales reached their peak in late sprinp. Total retail consumer purchasing was little changed in the summer months from spring, The Department of Commerce notes in its November survey. Total consumer spending is running at an annual rate of $328.3 billion, up $5 billion from the first of the year. But the department notes tliat you are spending a bit less for goods and more for services. U puts the annual rate of purchas- t es of goods at $195.4 billion In the July-September period, against $198 billion In the ^pril-June quarter, with $1.8 billion of the droo io durable goods. 4:«TB l/wney Town S Early Show ~ ''Broad way .Musketeer*," MafK Bnndsajid__ cw9p _J0 Woody Woodpecker " x- N«w«reel__ § Scope Doiig Edwards. Now»_ ' MONPAYJ5yBNIN£_ '«!M B*New*, Sport* § Biology 161 Whlrlyblrds News, Weather __ «tlB f) NewsrWeaU"" _iB_John Daly, -News _____ "»T» O Blvorbi»fi- "Cftlcota ^ Ilmnhg,"-Cflpt Holdcn h made » . prMoner nbonra hln own vessel 0) Tombstone Territory 0 Cheyenne— "Home Is the Brave," Cheyenne brings a war hero's body home for burial. . _ «:4S O Americans at Work— "Teachers" _ _ 1:00 O Mathematics 132 (0 Pete and Gladys- Gladys' .faulty memory brings trouble _ 7:30 8 Wells Fargo — "JeK Davis' Treasure," John Dchner; Hurdle iraUg .» released prisoner, hoping to recover stolen money 0) Bringing Up Buddy— The aunts' • plans 'Mt a traditional birthday .dinner for Buddy are upset (Q Surfslde 6— "Interiia- tibnal Net," Claude Akins; a theatrical producer looks for someone to back his show 7:45 Q The School Story— "Introduction to Student Teaching" _ _ 8:00 O Klondike — "Taste of Danger," Halllday tries to prevent an auction of food which he believes to i» contaminated O NET Drama Festival- Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," Eric Porter, Michael Gough, William Sylvester; Stuart Surge, director; tragedy about the overthrow of the Roman Emperor; two-hour telecast Q) Danny Thomas— Danny persuades his boss to keep a dental appointment for him 8:Sf> 0 Dante— "My Pal, the attempt* ar* made to Mil Dftnfc'g bar. CD Artdy Grlffillf-A *«*• ding Is stopped by shotgun, wielding. parent*. m Adventures In Para- dlsc-VThe Big Surf," Betsy von Furstenbutg it* a spoiled heiress who provokes a surfing champion Into «nj!Ccldent_ _ J _ "?:»»" « riVr b~»Va iSlanwyck— _"W« Are the Women Who Wall," • otorj «f the unrerWInty »b»r«d by wives ef Strateile Air Command pilot* , m iienncsey—Jame« Ko< mack, as Dr Blair, takei up horse racing . "••SO O 'V.' S. iwi»rsh«l "* HI TV Closcup — Special local news program on th* "Institute for Resfcrch «nd Rehabilitation in th» I'e.xas Medical Center" HJ Peter Gunn — "Take Five for Murder," a bobby-sox Idol I* blackmailed because of_a pollco record iO:Wi~8 «">"<! Jury (D News, Weather (E) Death Valley Dayg ioTlS tO "ta'te Show—"Mr Sfcef- tington." Clijude Rains, Bctte Davis; a man marries n selfish and scheming woman (•a^Newis Sport* (0 Navy Log 10:90 iolis lB' 8 ' of P»«r — J»tn«» Capiey, Btatl.txswta, Oen- evlev«, Jim Bishop, Terry Orbath ii :>0 BD lit" «Mal««wlUi Marietta N«WI> Final Midnight Theatre — avorite Son," William Louise TUESDAY MORNING _ _ Time, Cli'muiM." Program 6:00 onciiem'hiiify^OMXm t:s6~0~MalhcmaticR; COLOR IB Cadet- Don 6!60 (P Morning Report 6:55 CD Farm Report 7:00 O D»ve Ghrrowny Today (D Ginny Pace Show 7:85 CD Frank Wilson, News 7:30 Q Biology 161 ~~ Q) Mr Caboose, Engineer Q!) Morning Edition Newa «:OOjB)_C&del Don "8:15 oT\fnthematics 132 ffl Capl Kangaroo 8:30 Qj) Tumbleweed Time "»ToO~8 bough Ke Dili * O Effective Reading <J5 I Married Joan (Q Our Miss Brook? • :30 fj Play Your Hunch; Try and Stop Me -By BENNETT CERF- E ARLY IN Robert Taylor's motion picture career, the budding star decided he wds being underpaid and sought a raise from the Great Mogul of the MGM studio-, the late Louis B. Mayer, who could weep a bucket of tears at will. He satTay- Jor down and told him, "Bob, I have two lovely daughters but no son. If I DID have a son—and I •would have liked him to Toe as handsome, brilliant, and talented as you—I •would have told him, :ing for a great studio that one day will make you a great, great star. Don't make the mistake, my son, of demanding a raise now.'" Taylor was in something of a daze when he found hlm» self back in the anteroom. "Well," demanded his agent, "did you get a raise?" "No," admitted Taylor, "but I got a father." DAILY CROSSWORD ACROSS 6- Macbeth 1. Seed vessels titlo 6. Cornell U. 7. Signature site 8. Forever 31. Fencer's foil (Maori) 32. Military caps 0. Conference 13. Stairway participator post 10. Surprises 15. Concerning 1 u, Andean 16. Ship's curved beast of plank burden 17. Furnish 18. Graduate of 19. Buddha, an English 20. Doom. school 21. Rumanian 20. Cedars coin 21. Disembark 22. Arctic 22. Malta dweller uniform 25. Mend 23, lUaes, as tlio 26. Isolated, as Nautilus with measles 28. Footed vanes 2». Sultan's decrees 30. Astern 31. Letters, etc. 32. Music nota 33. A rclativa 84. Warp-yarn 87. Cake decorators 39.TT.S. symbol 41. Summit 43. Regrets 44. Literary compositions 45. Places DOWN 1. Stockyard enclosures 2. Unroll 9. Moisture- covored 4. Look; 6, Exists 31 Chills and fever 35. Internal dticay of fruit 86. Girl'a jilcknnmA 38. Half ems 4.0. Land measured 42. High school (abbr.)

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