The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 7, 1960 · Page 7
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas · Page 7

Freeport, Texas
Issue Date:
Wednesday, December 7, 1960
Page 7
Start Free Trial

1 Brazorto. County, Texas, Wed., December 7,1960 THE BRAZQSPORT PACTS Santa Shops Here For WOIfNSAK MODEL 42 8mm M VIE CAMERA FILTER, ?> 1:9 IiKNS:* SPOOL VE 55 MODEL 41 8m»- J/ybVIE CAMERA ELBMIC EYE SPl TYPE l:8ENS ' ... FILTER $ * 79 *J,L PRICES REDUCED 2Co for Year-End Clearance WOLLENSAK MODEL 72 8mm MOVIE CAMERA SEE" $£Q95 O 7 S SPEEDS 1:8 LENS MAGAZINE LOAD WOLLENSAK MODEL 43 8mm MOVIE CAMERA BUILT-IN FILTER TORRENT LENS 5 SPEEDS SPOOL TYPE 95 FAST PROCESSING ON Black & White and Color Film The Camera Mart 522T. Gulf Blvd. A A « BE 3-2461 Freeport OBSERVATIONS: FACTS CLASSIFIED 2 Unsolved Mysteries Recalled By Writer By H. BASCOM SIMPSON It was a dreary day for a stout-hearted veteran peace officer who had at one time served as a guard at a state prison term. His son-in-law was missing and the circumstances surrounding his disappearance were mystifying. The son-in-law's small boat was found floating up-side down in the Brazos River. One of the oars was broken. Sofh men lived Sn Velasco. Many citizens In me area joined in searching for the young man. The last time that he had been seen was late One evening just before sundown when he walked from Avenue A to the river, presumably to see about his boat. Thinking a great deal of 'Frenchie" Borel, his son-in-law, W. Burrls became very determined as he left his home on th'e outskirts of Velasco to do some personal investigating. "U ever I find that either of two suspects knocked off Frenchie I'll get vengeance if It takes years in court to do it," said Burris. And he really meant it too, for, although he was kind and a staunch friend to those he considered law-abiding citizens, he was fearless In seeing that Justice prevailed. In fact, some who knew him well were afraid he might take the law into his own hands with the result that somebody else might be found missing as a result of his wrath, if the young man were found to have been murdered and the murderer identified. He did find out that Borel was reported to have been in a quarrel with some other men in which his boat was involved. KIVER DRAGGED The river was dragged but no body rouna. It was wondered whether the broken oar might be a clue to what might have happened; and could his body have been buried at some far hiding place? Or could Borel have decided to leave this part of the country without making known his where- bouts? These and other conjectures were a part of some "street Starting Tomorrow af THREE SISTERS Stanton Stone was named" assistant comity aituiiiey in June of 1943. And in the some month Ben D. Carman of Angleton acted as master of ceremonies for the opening of Flag Lake Boy S c o ut Boy Camp, the first strictly Scout camp to be established in | dist Church organization at the the county. However it was Leshikar home in Lake Jackson Monday evening. MRS. B. A. ZENGERLE of Jones Creek recently returned from her first deer hunt with her 'It was lots of fun get a deer," she THE ENTIRE STOCKS OF 5 BETTER MAKERS-BOUGHT AT DEEP CUT PRICES AND THE SAVINGS PASSED RIGHT ON TO YOU ... SUPERB FABRICS, RICH LININGS, EXPENSIVE TAILORING AND DETAILS-YOU'LL FIND EVERYTHING HERE ... ADD A "FREE" BONUS OF 2 SILVER DOLLARS AND THIS IS AN EVENT YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO MISS .. . SHOP NOW and SAVE. BETTER WINTER COATS COMPARE TO $25 VALUES HOLDS ANY COAT |N OUR LAYAWAY « 100% Wool Glengerry PLAIDS • Fine Wool Yarn Dye FLEECE • Smooth Wool Polished SHEENS • All Wool Mixtured TWEEDS • Fleecy All Wool ZIBELENES • Rich Black Magic WOOLENS HIGH QUALITY WINTER COATS COMPARE TO 29.99 VALUES • Fine Wool and Cashmere BLENDS • Expensive Multi-toned PLAIDS • 100% Wool Salt & Pepper TWEEDS • Luxury Smooth Sueded FLEECES • Import-type Tweed NOVELTIES • Rich Cashmere Soft FLEECES Whatever roar choice In Fabric, Color, type or sjyle—you'U find It In thin Great Coat Sale at much leu than you expected to pay. The (election U endleu ... the fabrics, rich and expensive and all In all—thi« la THE COAT SALE OF 19601 Sizes (or everybody; 7 to IS and 8 to 20. Your coat U here—so Shop Today and SAVE. 201 W. SECOND ST. for a considerable time tile mysterious disappear- talk" after ance. Some 40 years have passed and to this day no solution has come to light. Another and a more recent mysterious disappearance puzzled Brazoria County people .when Ben Elkins, a former grocer in Freeport who had moved to Yoakuni, disappeared. His wife and children'had been visiting in Anglcton nnd. Freeport where the family had lived for mt*.j years. He was -at home alone. Whether robbery or foul play were involved was never determined. INTERESTING ECHOES Deposits in B r a z oria Coun t y banks in January, 1913, totaled $9,053,593.37; and records show that at that time more than $2,000,000 were invested in war bonds and stamps. The new license plates for cars in 1913 were made up of the 19-12 plates plus one-by-four-inch fuel for the Allies' bombers the alter part of the year. In Lake Jackson the J a y c e PS received their charter in October, and the ?ost office there was opened in November. NEW OFFICERS New officers for the Freeport branch of the Freeport Sulphur Co. 20-Year 0ub are J. E. Alders, president; E. H. Mauldin, vice president; and H. Bascom Simpson, secretary. The recent b u s i ness meeting was in connection with a dinner provided by the sulphur company. This time it was held at Bryan- mound near one of the old homes of the company officials where there is a barbecue pit. V. K. Lafargue immediate past president, was in charge of the program. The club voted to hold its next business meeting, which regularly comes in the fall of the year, at noon instead of at 6 p.m. In the spring, when the wives of members are invited, the dinner meeting will probably be at the regular evening hour and at the Freeport Community H o u se where there are plenty of lights and serving is easier and more convenient REGARDING PEOPLE MRS. H. B. SIMPSON'S aunt, Mrs. Ella Smith of Dallas, 97 years of age and an ardent football fan, had Lynn Gregory and Frank Jackson of SMU as visitors on her recent birthday. Mrs. R. L. Meek Sr. of Freeport recalls being in Mrs. Smith's Sunday school class when living at Campbell. Buy at sale prices with Grants "Charge-It" Plan No Money Down! said that the State Fish and Game Commission of WALTER ROYALTY five or 10 years ago tags attached to the new year. them showing I Texas put fish in the Oyster Creek [loop, cut off by the storm levee, and that he has caught a few bass from the creek in front of libs house. Representatives of the commission have sampled the freshwater lake to find out what kinds of fish are found in the lake. MRS. E. W. LESH1KAR entertained the WSCS of the new Metho- operated for only alxmt two years, W. J. Rave reports. Both Dow Chemical Co. and Freeport Sulphur Co. received the Army-Jfavy E award t that year. Also the large Abercrombie High saia. me nunt u'as aooui: zu miics Octane Gas plant at Sweeny be-'south ol Cuero on his lather's gan producing its lirst War II | ranch. husband Fritz, bat we didn't said. The hunt was about 20 miles County Agent FROST CAN CAUSE ACID POISON IN SORGHUMS By L. M. VAUGHAN Farmers and ranchers planning to use any plant in the sorghum family for grazing after frost should consider the possibility of prussic acid poisoning. These plants include Johnson Grass, Sudan, Sorghum Almunm, Surtax, Sorghum, Hergeri and others in the sorghum family. When -these plants have been wilted by ' either frost or dry weather, stopping their growth. stream of the animal. The leaves of young plants can develop much more prussic acid than older plants and the upper, younger; leaves of any plant can develop a higher prussic acid content than the lower leaves. Before grazing a field immediately after frost one or two infer- jior animals should be used as j "guinea pigs" and be allowed -to graze the pasture for a few hours. After three to four hours it should be sate to turn in the entire herd \{ ''.r .••>-,'•::•••:•. ••:',:•••. •:•!-.. rv.tiViii sometimes builds up in these plants to the danger point. I want to stress the fact that this only happens sometimes and does'not happen in anything like a majority of cases. When poisoning does occur however it can kill quickly. Symptoms of poisoning are nervousness, difficulty in breathing and difficulty in standing. An animal can sometimes be saved if a veterinarian can administer treatment quickly enough after tile animal has eaten the plants. Treatment Involves injecting antidotes directly inlo the blood After frosi bitten plants have died thoroughly to the point where they will rattle there is no danger from prussic acid. It is also safe to cut the plants for hay because the curing process will eliminate danger of poisoning. Prospective youth exhibitors in the Brazoria County Fair should take notice that the Fair Executive Committee has passed a new rule to the effect that any Brazoria County youth convicted of or confessed to a felony be barred from showing or exhibiting in the Brazoria County Fair until he or she reaches 21 years of age. Buy large cuts of mer.t and save. We cut, pack and tree» meat« to store Jn your freezer. Whole- tale Prices. KENT A FOOD LOOKER AND GET FREE 10 Lb. TURKEY HEN 1TH PURCHASE OF HIND OR SIDE OF TOP QUALITY VEF. BUDGET TERMS I FOB FURTHER INFORMATION CALL SIRS. AWORD, CV 7-2S11 FOOD CENTER Now Under New Management ,1, PARKING WAY LAKE JACKSON THRIFTY SHOPPERS BARGAIN DAYS Not just a handful of old dresses reduced for clearance, but hundreds of the latest styled dresses direct from the manufacturer. She'll be tickled pink at the style and quality of these dressr -rnd so will you at the savings Beg. 9.98 j. .6.98 Beg. 5.98 OPEN 9AM TO 8PM Until Christmas Childrens Hooded Car Coats Bedford Cords, Plaids, Plains & Fancies, All Are Acetate Quilt Lined Sizes 3 to 6X 7 to 14 PREP BOYS' COMBED COTTON SURCOAT...QUILT-LINED ***** SPECIAL Regular9.93 7 00 Combines grown-up styling with all-winter warmth. Button-tab balky knit collar, zip front.. . completely washable, too. 12-20. Men's Sizes 38-44 Beg. 15.98 11 00 MEN'S ZIP-UP SUEDE JACKETS, RAYON LINED Regular 11,98 Luxurious suedo leather J.iclc« eta, edged with knit collar, cuffs and waistband. Popular zip-up, blouse styling; sizes 36 to 46. BARGAINS IN LADIES COATS 7 50 00 CAR COATS REG. 9.98 & 8.98 TOPPERS BEG. 11.95 » DYNELL TOPPERS REG. 19.95 10 15 00 No Money Down with Grants "Ct\(ugc TARPON INN VILLAGE FEEEPOBT i • i

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free