The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on September 3, 1959 · Page 1
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Freeport, Texas
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Thursday, September 3, 1959
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TW« Schedule 3:55 s>.m>- • -•• • • ,t . AIKT THE COUNTY'S JWWiST CITIZENS IN TODAY'S BARE FACTS APMMIN9 ON PAOI 10 9:11 p.m. HdaJMfiUgh 4:25 a.m. and 4!iW ipJB/J^Law 9i52 «.m. and KWH p.m. B W^cilliw Cost IVOL, 47 NO. 139 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1959 Entertalnats scheduled to appear on the variety show for La Escuelita Fiesta will Include Tito .Guizar, singing star o stags, screen, TV, and radio and Elvira Rodrlquez, otar ol the Mexican theatre. As the star of the show, Gutz- ar will be accompanied by his 14-year-old son, ,Tito Jr. who prefers tj be called "Butch. 1 Their, songs will consist of popular tunes of both Mexico and the United- States, including the perennial", favorite, "Et Rnncho Grande." ; Both Guizar and his son are donating their time and talents to..t'he fund raising Plestn that will benefit La Escuelita. Ralph Ihrllch, Fiesta chairman, has ijeen Informed that Guizar was quoted as saying "It In Roini? to be a pleasure to take part.In "y"our Fle'sla. I h^vc been told of the history of La Escuelita'and how you raise money annually for this non-profit school which teaches the Latin-American youngster* adequate English Three Wrecks Are Reported In Bruzosport Only $45 in damage* resulted W «n accjdent on the old Chito- Angleton Road at 1:38 p.m Wednesday, . ''-'A truck loaded with pipe «d driven by Kelnhnrd A. Lin- iemann, 46, ef Needville, and • car driven by Marin Louis Smith, 33, «f Danbury, were IhvoVved. I A* Zdndemann attempted to pain * «iirv« on the road some fit *• P<M «•» th« back, of, th* -.T— ,ww ., 4entnf *f»?»fl other dlrec- Hwj and dr«v» wito one of the plte« of pipe, which was reit- teX fwtlB' on 'ihi ground and partlf on the truck. ; Depw*r Sheriff Jnok Tyler said no thargw were filed. P«rae,g« to tha oar was $45 fend 9w truck was not damaged. LAKE JACKSON . An accident Thursday morn- leg was reported by Lake Jack- «pn Police Chief J. S. '"Cap" Brown. It occurred In the 500 plock of .Circle Way 'In front of the Junior High School. Involved were a 1958 Olda- tooblle driven by Allie Lovett and a 1937 Ford driven by Percy L«e Tracy. Chief Brown said Mrs. Lovett was turning into the school grounds when Tracy's car struck hers when his brakes failed as be attempted to alow $75 damage to the for their entrance into public schools. Butch and I will try to sing for your show as we ha*e never sung before!" • Appearing last year In 'tills country on the television 'program, "The Voice of Firestone," Guizar finished the season by making pcrsonnal appearances in other parti of the country. He has appeared this year at the Cork Club In Houston. "Ie accompanies himself with his famous Mexican guitar which Is valued at several thousand dollars. Elvira Rodriguez is a familiar figure locally as she has been in great demand for the Fiesta since her first appearance here In 1954. • . She has appeared with Guizar, Fernando Soler and others In the " star of radio station XEWW In Mexico City for 10 years. She currently resides in Houston with her husband and eight-year-old daughter. In 1941 she was a personal emissary if the President of Mexico to RC..O, Nev. President's She was also the personal, emissary to Portland, Ore. In 1942, accompanying 250 uniformed motorcycle officers In a good nelghbor,program. The star has made numerous appearance.' for charity. The variety show, which will begin at 8 p.m. at Hopper Field stadium nn Sept. 12, will also feature Artemlo Catitu Rodriguez, a -singer and guitarist from Mexico. "Pancho" Lee Norton, a Houston television personality, will emcee the show. ELVIRA RODRIQOTZ TO Mede Flrii Freepitt Partly cloudy and w~— through Friday with «ofltherl|r winds expected. Low due tonight around 77 and a high Of * 4 — Friday. POLICE REPORT: Stolen Car Found In West Columbia r. ,' IS,. HEAD BILLI "G FOR LA FIESTA Culiar Will Sing Popular Tunes Of Mexico And U. S. hit car. About OMsmobile and. $150 to the Ford resulted from the collision, according to the police report. No tickets were issued, FREEFORT An accident reported at 12:05 Adult Education Cl Set At BP High .The Brazosport Independent School District plans to offer adult work for the fall. semester in homemaking, business education, vocational shop, and driver training. The hpmemaking program fet under the direction' of Mrs. Beverly. Nixon. Those interested in this program 'should call Mrs. Nixon at BE 3-3544. It is planned to offer short-hand and typing, and possibly bookkeeping in the commercial field. A minimum of 12 ii necessary for each of these classes, Mr. Jay Grisham will teach the mf . UHy unaiwm win reacn me VS wnettjay at Hickory and shorthand and Mrs. Neweil W«t Broad wfl* investigated by; Burke will teach the typing Presort noil-., ! Bookkeeping will be offereVfi Freeport police. Involved were a 1958 Cadillac driven by Phyllis Jean Mayo, 1681 West Seventh, and 1956 Ford, driven by Peggy Turpin McGahee, 1430 Wust an instructor can be found. These courses will meet on Monday and Wednesday nights for 18 weeks. Tuition is $25 per wm which will cost" et. The held-lit M«»tt m\ ^_^,^ in. ' !W»w»»*iWwa» to meet two night* *»ch week in one and « helf tow sessions. - Joe Willuunwm, ckaurman of '- chambers education and stated „,_ Interest bydgcal people Be said, th«r* thaf several courses Wp be started in the fields of foreign language, ation work. . AU person! w lja are interest. ed in adult education and in working toward a college degree are urged to contact the Angleton Chamber of Commerce office at the earliest possible Damages were estimated at '$125 for the Ford. The Cadillac had $200 damages and its driver was given a ticket for fail- urfl to yield Tight of way. servloe as shipping clerk SUuffer Chemical Co. at FP BiCKY LORF1NG, on the fept, 4 birthday list ... G, M. SANPERS JR., hack Ik Bow's motor, transportation (ilrvioe alter oompleUng a tour Dt military service ... • JACK HAUSMAN, thinking Mrlously about trading off-that tnUquA Studebakec of his. He's hoping to clinch the deal when fee Houston Horseless Carriage Club cpm« to Lake Jackson 8«p*. Ut for th« Jayce* Carnival ... . JOHN FJELDEN, at work to- gay minus a shoe on one foot, (seems the foot got friendly with a hack saw ... * And Around The County: tIRS. DOU3 BALKUM of WC, ing ab'oul the shirt she made /ecus, i union is fxa per V1S »»»iws a* me eaniesi possiQie Hcgistrution for these 'time, so. they can receive full courses will be on'Sept. 14 iu room 207 of Brazosport High School at 6:30 p.m. For information, call Mrs. Helen Cotton, BE 3-3581. Vocational Shop courses to be offered are Basic Radio Repair and Servicing — 15 weeks; Advanced Radio-Television He- pair and Servicing — 15 weeks; and ^ Basic Pipe Drafting — IB information on these courses, call H, W. Insall at BE 3-3543. Registration will be in the administration annex on Sept. 14 at 6::30 p.m. Driver Training classes will be offered throughout the year as the demand warrants. Four persons constitute a wcukg. For further 10 information' prior to the beginning of the semester on Sept. •1. ....'-.. Representatives from the Alvin Junior College will meet with interested adults on Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m., at the Angletoij High School Study Hall, to fully outline the program. Participation in education program this adult is invited by interested parties from communities near Angleton. for City Hall Job Apparent Low lid From Local Firm •Freeport Lumber Co. was the " low bidder this week . Freeport City _„ — „_» tfa? lowest of foufcsubmitte&iFraport Lumber* Base bid ws*423,754. With the addition of all 10 alternate in the bid. the total be 188.698* ' v BiU £nackmt], director of public woiks, said that the bids wouldUbe reviewed today, by Citir Engineer -James C/ Joy and Earl Knight, architect ifor the project, , Their recommendations will be presented Monday to the Board of Commissioner*, whc will determine how many ol the alternates can b* included within the .funds allowed ior the Work.' * •"• ' - ' At the same bid-opening session, Johansson Construction Co. of Galveston was the apparent lowest of three bid*.*n construction of an Auxiliary Plans For Installation The American Legion Ray Raney Post 410? "Auxiliary, Clute, had their regular monthly meeting recently in Coleman's Sample House on Highway 288 in Clute. Presiding officer was Mrs, Lois Sidwell, vice president. Mrs. Mair Earle was elected as historian and plans discussed for the installation of officers at the Sept. 10 regular meet' g. Installing the officers will be Mrs. Dorothy Hansom of the Freeport American Le g i o n Ralph Hanson Post 265. The Clute Auxiliary discussed a membership drive and urges all women eligible for membership to join the group. BP Summer Play Program Participation Increases An increased attendance of * !.;,.„" ""•* * v ' uu- *"*' ,.t. u i «"<=«uauce 01 tuition is *21 and classes m««ti '5o8 has been noted in Brazos- ri.ii. f«. in -™ port's i»58 Summer Recreation for her husband' but it turned] will meet in Angleton usinm cut so small that it seems she'U facUitiw of th« Angl«toa " 1 towesjrit.., .'school, ""•' daily for 10 days. These classes are concerned only with behiud-the-wheel In the fins! figures released training. To register, come by ' " the School Administrative Offices, 120 West Fourth Street Freeport, or cull Mrs. Colton.^ ANGLETON ", An active adult education program in Angleton is the ahjp of the education and recreation committee of the Augleton Chamber of Commerce. The committee has announ$. ed that courses taught by fessors from Alvjn Junior „*,,-. legs will ba offered at the rejfe ular ciu-i>l!meni price of $T remester hour. These ~ At the Lake Jackson center, attendance was 56U5, the total at force-mafn sewer system for. r ':r ** * , • . .1" A car reported stolen by the Houston Police Department was recovered Wednesday by the Brazoria County Sheriffs Department. The car, a green 1953 Chevrolet, was recovered in Wisl Columbia by Deputy Sheriff Allan Goode. It had been abandoned in West Columbia and has now been picked up. The calls were varied on the FREEPORT • Thursday morning report of the Freeport Police Department. Mrs. Harry Simon, 1604 North Avenue F, asked police to send an ambulance to take her husband to the hospital because of illness at 9:56 a jn. Wednesday. The Freeport Funeral Home ambulance, was called by the police. The owner of a tavern called police at 11:37 pjn. Wednesday 1 asking police to disperse some men in her place who had caused a disturbance elsewhere "during the. evening. They were gone upon arrival of police. Mrs. Charles Corsentino, 719 West Hmth, phoned police at 1:02 pji. Wednesday requesting, an-off icer at the West End Elementary School as kindergarten children, were let out of school. She said, the children did not pay attention to the traffic light and soma drivers did not, either. r 3| ' ed "to , with completion 5i caletfcjar days. r This project Is intended endfthe condition that resulted during two years of • heavy rains. Water collected in pools in the Lanicr area, making the --- nt gravity sewer 'system . native, and forcing the losing of school because of the 15ck of sanitary facilities. Board of Education members 1 had called on the city to help correct the -situation, and the city 'had agreed to paying half the cost, coming from msat being; barbecued in a pit at the rear of the store. ' ' A family disturbance in the 20p Block of South Avenue B was handl--''by police at 1:23 a.m. Wednesday. ..".' A woman reported that an old model blue Chevrolet-pickup had been parked in the vicinity of Autrey Trailer.Park Monday and Tuesday. Officers are checking the ownership. A man arrested, recently for theft of a radio escaped from the captain's office at the Freeport Police Station Via" a window he opened when the arresting officer was called from the room. He was rearrested. LeoUs Pettiway, 216 East Fifth, had been arrested on a charge of theft of a radio valued at $31.96. The radio was, taken from John Henry Wright's boat, "Johnny Reb Thursday. De-Annex urt Ruling ELECTION AT CLUTE HINGES ON DECISION By POLLY O'COHHELL . Facli Newswrlter A group of people, acting in behalf of Warren Ward, is seeking a court ruling on whether Ward was disqualified as & Glute City Councilman when he sold his city property about a year ago. ~ Tom Kenyon told i proved tff of barbecuing fiperatfons were reported to Freeport ftolice. The small'?grass fire behind the old Georgian Cafe building at West Second and Hickory was reported by J. L. Williams at 3:40 pan. Wednesday. It -was handled by the Freeport Fire Department. , ] At 12:42 a.m. Thursday Hrs.l Charlie Griffin, 802 West : fourth, reported smoke coming; from Sid's Grocery, 730 West' Fourth. Investigation by police' resulted in finding the smoke! Pettiway, rearrested. at Brazos Blvd. and Cherry at 2:30 pjn. Friday, pleaded guilty tu the charge in the Justice Court of E. W. Freeman. His fine was set at $100 plus 434.50 last ni tacted about noon Wednesday by Attorney E. H. Goff who has been retained to present Ward's side of the case. In view of a district judge's ruling as to Ward's status as councilman, the business of de- annexation, set for the council meeting Wednesday .'night, was called off. According to the city charter and Kenyon's interpretation of Its meaning, Ward was disqualified about a year ago although the matter came to the attention of the council about 10 days ago. According to the city charter, Kenyon said the council had 10 days to appoint a qualified person to fill a vacancy on the council. Ward, provided a deed to city property at the Aug. 27 regular council meeting, thereby qualifying himself for the post. The council decided to wait until a special meeting last Tuesday when absent Councilman W. W. McKlnney could be Kenyon said he thought both sides wanted a quick decision from a judge and said he needed the authority from th« council to make it possible. He received their authority to accept citations for eacn member and to try and locate Councilman Omer Fletcher to get authority to accept for him. Kneyon also got authority to waive the usual time of about 20 days to file an answer and to waive the usual 30 days before a case is heard. He said he hopes the judge's ruling can be obtained in a few clays. Meanwhile, in answer to nuestlons by councilmen, he said that regular council meetings could be held and regular business transacted as long »t there was a quorum present and as long as there were no •split votes on matters. Mayor L. nressed his court ;Cosls and he," was. com- mtttAft >4/k .{nil in- A-naTClA^.1. '*'"'*' I present to vote; on matters. At Tucsday's.'mecting McKin!y'$ motion carried that the position be tilled by a Sept. 12 election, although this was contrary to the charter. '•' ^S r ,4 told The-FacU'Wednes- day, Aj'oriiiri»he'WQifla^fn» « » CLOTE , . Clute Police'Chief O. 0,Merryman reported one man, arrested for disturbing the peace Wednesday.; He was arrested and paid a fine. Another man was.arrested on a charge ot" intoxication filed by his wife. . Data Sets today at 8:42 pjn. Rises Friday at 6 a.m. Seta Friday at 6:40 p.m. At Kiwanis Luncheon Formby Tells Of Russia Trip »rshall Formby, Plaiuview ey, would be the first one tell you that he is not an on Russia. playground center. The total count-at Freeport was 1748. ipvie program was an- that drew heavy for fconQiny fity •'However, his friends say he i» an keen student of the Soviet Union and its relation to the Western World. Formby, with A group of other USA newspaper and radio editors, visited the Soviet Union on an extended tour in 1955. They also visited other Iron Curtain countries. Formby, who is immediate past chairman of the Texas Highway Commission, gave his impression of Russia and Khrushchev's forthcoming visit to the United States in a speech before the Kiwanis Club in Freeport Wednesday. • The Plainview attorney has been a reporter on several aally newspapers, has owned and published weeklies and is now co-owner of several Texas radio stations. His law office is in Plainview. ''We should treat Khrushchev with respect when he comes to' the United States," Formby said. "But we should not pull any punches. He should know ihat we are on to his tricks, that we are aware of the millions of Russians he has exiled to Siberia, that we are familiar with the rape of Hungary, that we believe Khrushchev himself Is a murderer and that , his word is not worth 15 cents,." , JJTorihby said should, be taken Khrushchev on a tour, of .the United States so the Soviet ruler can see what capitalism can do, and so Khrushchev he faced with some of his _ i lies he has been, telling his people about America. 5*When the Russian leader is "ring this country and the pie along the way want to _ry banners, plainly visible i'Khrushchev, which cry out ^e message that Khrushchev Was a murderer with the Hung- p«oplt last y«*r, I think old Nikita should be allowed to perience-of speaking in a Bap- *" *" "When Russia in the editors visited 1955," Formby told 10 tist church in there in 1955. his audience, "it was our opinion then that exchange visits between the two countries would do more than anything else to break down the barrier between Americans and, Russians. We got the idea that if 100,000 Americans could go to Russia each year and that number visit this country, that somehow the people could get to know each other and understand each other, "It is sad, but the ordinary Russian has nothing at all to say about the way his government is run. The country is run by a nine-man committee, with Khrushchev being the leader of this committee- and gradually assumjng complete power. Unless something stops him, he will someday be a powerful as Joe Stalin was." •Finnby said that if Khrushchev could see how well this country Is faring, if he could see our progressive cities and rural areas and our contented people, and could somehow go home with the idea that we intend to keep Russia surrounded with our airplarte bases for the protection of this country, that perhaps the cold war might thaw out some. Formby said Khrushchev needs to be impressed with the fact that we are not going to let Communism get a foothold in America and that we are going to hold our ground in Berlin. The former highway chairman said that Russia, three times the size of the United States, was a land of vast contrasts, and that in the rural arras have progressed at all. He said that people were going to church more than they have in many years and the country is ripe for a religioys rtviwL tttrnhf teHet hii ex- Moscow while 'eandidaf?"m :t"fie v eleclion. Contacted Thursday morning, Ward;-told 'a•Facts reporter a ?roup\, of Clute people got in touch With him Tuesday during V. Conrfver opinion that ex- the council vacancy should be filled by appointment rather than by election but Councilmen M. S. Johnson and McKinney said they felt it was the wish of the neople to select the person to be appointed to the position by the co The "straw j — - M *-.'MI.,J uuiiug IJLI anu ine the day concerning getting the appointment.' opinion ..of a district judge on Ward's status as councilman. He said that if he had been appointed to the post Tuesday ni?ht he would still have asked the council to get a judge's ruling on his period of alleged dis qualification as councilman. "If I am not disqualified in a judge's "opinion I surely want to be at my post," he said. "If there is an election, which I am not afraid of, and someone else should be elected, it would only make matters worse if I v not disqualified," Ward said. He said he still intends to file as a candidate in the election if the Judge does rule him a qualified member of the council. FACTS GETS NAVY AWARD A wriificata of appreciation has been »ward»d to The Braioipori Facie in recognition ol outstanding «»rric« io th« United Siaiei Navy Rocruiiing Service. Receiving the •ward for the paper is Gleno Hoath, left. Fads Editor. Making the presentation is Chief Edgar L. Can, Navy recruiter at Bay City. Tbe award slates that through the Facts' public-spirited cooperation with the Navy Recruiting Service, the paper hai contributed homeasurahly in furthering the excellent relations between ih* M«*T ud tin peojiU «l this Mmqiunity. ftion would be ''a . ,.^,g'toidetertnine who the council Appoints, thijy said. • '.', Councilman J. C. Brown also suggested at one time Wednesday that the election be called off and ffie^ouncil make the After much discussion they decided to await an early decision from the judtfe and leave matters alone for the time being. The triangle of.l^nd at State Highway : 332 and Brocfcman Road is not legally annexed If Ward, is ruled as disqualified was.annexed by a split vote. Kenyon said. The council would have to ?ct on the annexation again and lose about *250 In }ax money. No action on _the de-annexation of the area west and' north of the city \yas advisable;under fhe circumstances, Kenyan toM the council. If Ward is ruled as qualified the special de-annexation meeting would be invalid since Ward was not notified 6f it. McDaniel Initiated IntoPDK O. V. McDaniel, who hai served as Angleton Superinterf dent of Schools for the pas' year, has been initiated intc the Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity. This is a national fraternity for outstanding men in the field of education. 'It is composed ol 111 campus chapters and 71 field chapters in the nation, with five campus and three field chapters in Texas. The campus chapters are located at the University of Texas, University of Houston, North Texas State, East Texas State and Texas Tech. Field chapters are located in Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. McDaniel was initiated into the Alpha Alpha Field Chapter in Houston. Ip order to become a member, of the Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity, the applicant must show a good college record, 'with a,t least a "B" average, and must be working in the field of education. The main emphases are on research, service and leadership in free public schools. McDaniel is a graduate of SouthwfStern University and of the University of Texas, and las done work on the doctoral ievel at the University of Tex- 33. He came to Angleton four years ago as high school principal. Prior to that time, he served for 15 years as hlfeh school principal at Bound Bock.

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