The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 12, 1960 · Page 1
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Freeport, Texas
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Monday, December 12, 1960
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Tide Schedule Today: ' , High 10:51 p. m . LOW 3:43 p.m. ?l h £ ! ? •>•«•. "'"P.*. a.m., 6;07 p.m. MNKS HAYS IN BUST MID flNAU IVHf fUYtD IN BfAZOUA COUNTT-Sa P/lGt 5 E U A 'j f«ye Df\D-T C A ^*T rvAAA.vxOKvyK I rAv* I Fart, Cl,«lfl.dt BE *Mll-Jui Oihe* Offle.« BE 3*3511-E* M p| Angl.ton, TI 9.524. t" '» Mostly cloudy and continued •old through Tuesday, L*w to- 40, High Tuesday 64. 1 —• ; • Price Dean Rusk Named Secretary Of State U.S. HELPS EDUCATE GUATEMALAN^ Home On Leave, Dr. Kelso Tells Of Operation Mission By MARIE BETH JONES , of volunteer t e a c h «•< an has DR. KELSO. LEFT, IS WITH Her. He Confer. With U.S. MISSION IN BRAZORIA COUNTY Brazos, Creek To Rise The Brazos River and Oyster Creek are expected to rise sharply in the Brazosport area today and at East Columbia Tuesday. Sunday afternoon the reading on the Brazos at Richmond was 24.34 feet with expectations of sharp rises t h r o ugh Monday, Flood stage at Rldiniond is 35 feet, 'however low lands overflow when a reading of 28 is reaches at Richmond. The Brazos forecast issue Monday morning stated the rive would fall at „ Washington an above and crest at Richmond nca 30,feet tonight .with flooding East Columbia on .Tuesday. The present reading at, Eas Columbia i3 27.6 and it is exp Burglary, Theft At Same A burglary and shrimp theft o the same Froeport company were reported to Freeport police over the weekend. The burglary of the Toomcr Packing Company at 300 East Brazos was reported at about £ a.m. Sunday by M. J. Rose who told officers he was company manager while the owner, Fritz Toomer, was in Mexico at present. Police reported that a window on the west side of the oface had been raised, and Rose said burglars made their entry through the window. Two desk drawers had b e e n pried open and the company sec- retary, Mrs. Shirley Buchanan reported that two checks were missing. The checks were taiade out by Singleton S e a f o od Company, Inc. and were payable to the trawlers, My Doll, for $927.01, and Howard F. Brookshire for $945.32, she said. Offlcers had been called to the same company at 9 a.m. Saturday by Mrs. Buchanan in reference to the theft of shrimp valued at $250. Rose showed police a truck parked next to the river, loaded with shrimp. Officers said a hasp and lock had been pried off the truck's rear door, and Rose reported that four and a half boxes if shrimp had been taken from ed to crest there som e t i m e Wednesday at 32 feet. Flood stage there is 30 feet. In the 1957-Brazos flood U crest at Richmond was 37.5 fee and the river is expected to cres there tonight or early Tuesday a 30" feet. - The importance of work being done by the United States Operation Mission in Guatemala § being brought home to Brazoria County audiences as they are told that 74 per cent of the population of that country is illiterate. Dr. Charles M. Kelso, Deputy 'Chief Education Advisor working with the Ministry of Education in Guatemala and now on a home leave before returning for other two year term there, „„» been guest sneaker for the Angleton Rotary Club and First Methodist Church of Angleton. He will speak tonight to the Brazoria Lions Club. A long time resident of the county, and former superintendent of schools in both Angleton and West C o 1 u m bia, Dr. Kelso has served in his present position for the past two and a lialf years. Explaining that the Mission in Guatemala is operating to aid that country in its development, with projects in health, agriculture, industry, low cost housing, public administration and -public safety, as well as education, D Kelso brings out a number facets of the education program differs from the rural mainly in the manner ^^ *« « u u urs. ines volunteers are villagers who car read and write. "To teach someone to read Is wonderful thing," Dr. Kelsc iid. "But if there are no read g materials it is not only hard to teach literacy, but also diffi cult to keep them reading. For that reason, the production o reading materials is of specia importance, particularly for the instruction of beginners." The Mission is carrying on this production with the aid ot various other agencies including CARE he added. The urban education program project in which it is carried out. The main objective is to teach citizenship through the organization of local committees which make surveys and take initiative in bettering the educational conditions in the community. » Floods from heavy rains and snowfall from the season's wors Storm are threatening seven Texas areas. Although bright sunshine carl Sunday morning heralded an en o the damp, cold blast, skic are overcast again except aroum El Paso. And the US Wealhe Bureau says an overcast . w 11 move even into the far west Texas egjon. Light intermittent rain in ex reme southern sections of the late should push northwestwarc into southwest Texas by tomorrow. Much of the west Texas snow , ETHELYN RANEY, taking over SHIRLEY BROWN'S solo part In the LJ Methodist cantata nt the last minute when SHIRLEY broke her wrist Thursday night. Hurrying to get out of the SHIRLEY fell on her way I band concert. . , MR. and Mrs. L. D. JASEK. TAG hosls nt LJ last Another theft reported was tha of a new shrimp net, valued a $240, from the shrimp trawle Freedom, docked at Tringa Shrimp Company on East Brazos The boatowner reported the ne theft at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. H said the new crocheted nylon ne taken sometime Saturda; At in ir; 0 ,, T ^M9 P «o P " d f '« Oml , 26 5 K ? n ln Clute fe "f cr skirt lheft - He ? 0 tW ° fen< ! er sWrte nt j 15 ' were tilken from > ^ WhUe " Was " ^ bowUnt Oulas wiU, J. P. and ROBERTA DANSBY ° f tWO hubca » )s from I p.m. The Oldsmobile hubcaps were valued nt $14." One ftort In Brazoria Wreck era, etc. hometown. . . KENNETH KOWEN and young BILL COLECROVE among the 200 high school seniors attending the recent Weekend At College at Southwestern University. . . And Around The Cuuiily: A Wadsworth, Tex., man was Draft Board Secretary SHIR- charged with makin LEY ATKINSON, reporting that not in safety, after ' a two car the recent tacts story about the major accident in Brazoria Sun Selective Service office got more day afternoon, response than had all their post- John Hunt-. charged in the Justice Court of IH. P. Hudec in Brazoria. Injured in the accident was (Robinson's wife, Mrs. Willie B. Robinson, who was taken to Brazosport Memorial Hospital by a Wait Funeral Home ambulance. Her injuries were minor and Included a laceration ol the head. Driver of (he other car Involved, Mrs. Jo Aim Wilcox Stamps of Brazoria, went 114 Dow Hospital, _™ „ i.u fc 4 cjwaa oiiuw and ice, which was 18 inches deep round the Texas panhandle town t Memphis, has melted. .The Trinity River is due to flood . Midway tomorrow ard at berty for several days. The Sabine River is above ood stage at Mineola and Glade- atsr. Yesterday's temperature maxi- urns ranged from El Paso's 36 grees to Laredo's 67. HWR .'« R loot at (he «>•»>.;i!<** temperature lows: El Paso 22 degrees; Lubbock 25; Amarillo 26; Dalhart 30- Brownwood 31. Odessa and Midland 32; Fort Worth 34; Dallas 35- Wichita Falls 37; Texarkana and Waco 38; Austin 40; San Antonio Divided into categoric this project includes rural ed cation, urban education, literac in the army, vocational educatio afld school construction. The Mission is concerned wit the schools which train teachers tor rural .school4eaching, accon tag. to Dr.'Ker& "thes*4eacKerSr after their special training, sel dom wish to return to the tnoun tainous area and teach for lo\ salaries. For that reason, th Ministry is often forced to use untrained people living in th communities, to fill the class rooms." These untrained teachers ceive a two-year period of in struction, vacation short courses and on the job supervision by eachers trained by U. S. techni- ians. A similar type of training s given teachers who hold a ormal school diploma, but the rogram is separated because the ceds of the two groups are ifferent, he says. A literacy program for adults s being launched, using a staff Lively Lady Gets Coast Guard Tow „ , ~™».i_ »«-»JJiU1131UUlLy fC education in their community fo both the maintenance and con staicfion of school buildings," h said. "Some communities hav said. This includes gathering local materials and making o — ..tuning C adobe and concrete blocks, a well as organizir.2 the commit tees for obtaining construction is the responsibility of the Mini stry of Education and of th Ministry of Public Works and Communications. They aid with development of plans, training of local committees in self-help activity, and the like, Dr. Kelso throughout the republic upon their return to private life. Dr. Kelso said the vocational school is being established in a new plant adequate for the needs f Guatemala. About 300 students were in the extension program and 300 in the pre-vocational program before moving into the new lant. Construction of school buildings ccepted a local school tax Jirough the work of these committees." Designed fo teach soldiers to .. The Coast Guard Cutter Dione read and write, the army literacy has returned to her Brazosport \ program also aims t o w a r d the adult literacy program labor. The entire engineering staff of public works in Guatemala is aiding in planning and supervision o this construction. The U. S government matches funds provided by the Guatemalan govern ment in finishing buildings tha local communities begin. Local communities furnish Q least one-third the cost of build Ing in materials and labor, Dr Kelso said, and it is hoped tha 400 such buildings will be con structed in a three-year period The schedule shows a completion of 40 by the first of the year The U. S. Ambassador and the >resident of Guatemala are present at dedication ceremonies for each school building. A bronze ilaque on each of these buildings hows the part the U. S. is taking n the construction. Dr. Kelso said much credit is given for the aid we are giving in this activity. Dr. Kelso's original two-year erm was extended to two and a alf years because of the beginning of this building program An earlier visU to this area was moorings from a 10 day patrol of the shrimping grounds in the Gulf of Campeche. Sweeping the coast of Mexico from the tip of the Yucatan peninsula to latitude 25N, the Dione dentifies American fishing ves- $&&„ Performs boarding duties,' and mass -impairs tor'.3j?lj%?St. might otherwise have to return to the States sibr 1 repairs. While -returning home, and within sight of the Freeport jet ies, the Dione r e c e i vela infor nation that the shrimp boa Lively; Lady was disabled with a et in its icrew 65 miles east f Freeport in 22 fathoms walei. , The Dione went to the boat's assistance and towed it back to making the soldiers better citizens and volunteer teachers in Texas News HOUSTON (M-A giant KLM Royal Dutch DC-8 jet airliner, which turned back to Houston from a flight to Mexico City Sunday morning, did it again made for the purpose of showing, Jie chief engineer in Guatemala! ome of the schools being built lis country. this morning. The decision suited from a to returh re> _ warning • light showing insufficient hydraulic pressure in the plane's wing flap. The pilot radioed an alert to the Houston Airport. DALLAS — The body of a Dallas man, found in Hie back seat of an automobile at Henderson in East Texas, has been sent to Dallai for an autopsy. Henderson police look into custody a Grand Prairie serv ice station operator followin the grim discovery yesterda LAMESA — Burglars wer active in West Texas during th night, striking,™ six towns. The biggest haul was at th pharmacy in the Lamesa Hos pital. Police say the thugs took almost ?500 in cash and wha they describe as a "tremendou Band Takes Huge Fregport, releasing it to the Life Boat Station's 40 .toot boat at the sea buoy. un Data Sets Today 5:23 p.m. Rises Tuesday 7:08 a.m. Sets Tuesday 5:23 pjn. DWI Charge Filed After Driver In Second Wreck A man was charged withlthen flipped off the wire and riving while intoxicated and) tumwl ovsr. Tbe BrazosportiHigh School Ex porter Band played host Saturday tosome 185 outstanding musicians at the AU District Band tryouts, and retained in Brazosport a share of the performance sonars. ' This group of talented youngsters csutie from District I of this Region, and were judged Jndivi- • •—• ""I u«« .TU11U1UU 42; Houston 43; Galveston 44; Corpus Christ! 46; and Beaumont 49 Council Will Discuss Road Proposed east-west traffic routes between Galveston County and Brazosport will be discussed at a special meeting tonight by 10 Freeport and dute City Councils, with members of the Lake ackson City Council Invited to iu i'C'iuaiii at the of an accident Sunday when he had a second wreck while fleeing from the scene of the first accident. Freeport police arrested Pau Ivan Norton of 523 West Fifth after he refused treatment a (lend. The meeting will begin at 7:30 m. at the Freeport City Hall Brazosport Memorial Hospital where he was taken after the second accident about 5 pjn. Sunday at Avenue A and Braz- osport Blvd. After the charges were filed in the Justice Court of R. Clyne Thomas, at Clute, Norton was transferred to County Jail in Angleton. In another accident, at Broad and East Park, about 8 p.m. Saturday, R. G. Martin of 79 Maple in Freeport was taken to Brazosport Memorial Hospital. Hospital personnel said he was released after treatment to abrasions of the left leg. Freeport police said Martin was a passenger in a 1953 Mercury driven by Ed Shafto Barnes of 79 Maple, Freepor which was traveling west o 3roacl. dually on their instruments to select the best 90 piece band that could be put together out of this area. A total of 15 bands had representatives here trying for the ronor of being selected as All Jistrict on his instrument Each school was allowed to enter as lany students as" they felt were eserving ot this distinction up to total of 25 students. The record shattering perform- nee by the Exporter Band mem- icrs placed a total of 21 mem- >ers in the All District Band, top- dents entered. Muckelroy, and the 15 other band directors of the district Five Injured As Boat Hits Bridge Piling A boating accident in the old 3razos Hiver at Ereeport injured five persons Sunday afternoon. Three were admitted to Dow Hospital for further observation, and another was hospital- bed at Brazosport Memorial Hospital. Hospitalized were Miss Caron Sue Parsons, 20, of 916 Chenan- . go. Aligteton, whu received MU-i uruiits oi uie arms and Jen T .-. • and right forehead; Gaylon Joe in ttus number, an even more Penick, 22, of 116 Trumps impressive accounting took place Vine, Lake Jackson, lacerations S^«f^ fl SL™«! e ? U S to K * e face; and Mrs. Shirlee mount" of narcotics. The burg ars also broke into establish ments at Tahoka, Spur, Slaton Brownfield and Snyder. ORANGE — A Brownsboro doctor, Charles C. Hahm, goes on trial today at Orange on a charge of murder. Dr. Rahm U accused in tha shooting death of Turman Jack- PALM BEACH, Fla. W) — President-Elect Kennedy named his Secretary of State today: Dean Rusk, presently head of the Rockefeller Foundation. Kennedy announced Rusk's appointment at Palm Beach, Fla. with Rusk at his side. Rusk,' a Democrat, once served as an assistant secretary of state. Kennedy also filled two other important administration posts: he named Adlai Stevenson delegate to the UN and Chester Bowles Undersecretary of State. Kennedy said he hopes that United States foreign policy in his administration will be identified with a concept of being "For freedom," and not just anti-Communist. Kennedy disclosed that he plans to name another undersecretary of state, for economic affairs, later. And he said he hopes to announce another Cabinet appointment by Wednesday. Rusk is Kennedy's fourth Cabinet appointment. So far, Kennedy has also named Connecticut Governor Abraham Ribicoff as his Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare and North Carolina Governor Luther Hodges as Commerce Secretary. Arizona Congressman Stewart Udall was named Interior Secretary. President-Elect Kennedy is due in Washington tonight from Palm Beach, The man expected to become Senate democratic leader in the now Congress, Mike Mansfield of Montana, says Kennedy'^ Cabinet choices will be checked or possible conflicts of interest in the same way President Eisenhower's were. However, Mansfield believes hat after the Kennedy appoint- es are — : during a mels.e lasJ' June 16 at a school feW meeJing •t BrowTuboio; in East Texas. .. FORT WORTH— The week- did violent death toll in Texas climbed to 18 early today when an 84-year-old Boyd woman died in a Fort Worth hospital. Mrs. , Sophia Walker was jurned over 90 per cent of her jody yesterday when she. attempted to light a kitchen stove at her home in Boyd. Lioness Club 'o Host Lions The Freeport Lions are to be nests of the Lioness Club at a leeting Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Freeport Community House. are not are also Wives of Lions who loness dub members Dodge struck a c a r on the west side of . Shopping Days 'Til CHRISTMAS 1 n It, for a checkup and was released Robinson's I960 Nash station wagon received about $400 damages and the 1960 Dodge driven by Mrs. Starnes, about $800 in damages. State Highway Patrolman Thomas D. Grand said both Mrs. Starnes and another witness told lim the right blinker likht on Robinson's car had been on for some time. Grand said Robinson urned left into Raymond's Drive- 'n from Highway 36, directly in front of Mrs. Starnes, Robinson vas traveling west and Mrs. Starnes east. The accident oceur- ed about 8:20 p.m. Sunday. Freeport police salrt Norton had the first accident about 4:55 p.m. Sunday when he made a wide turn from Avenue A onto South Third. They said his 1954 >arked South Third. The 1953 Ford'be- ongs to Clyde T, Nerren of 119J North Avenue B,. nnd was legally parked, according to police. About three minutes after police put out a pickup on Norton's cnr, they were called to the second accident. They said Norton was traveling west on North Avenue A at a high rate A 1355 Chevrolet driven b Thomas A. Borgerson, 16, o 411 Jasmine, Lake Jackson, wa going north on East Park an failed to yield right of way t the Mercury, police said. Th Mercury was towed from th scene by a wrecker. of speed when the traffic light at the Brazosport Blvd. intersection turned red and. Norton tried to stop. Officers said the Dodge slid out of control and went up the guy wire ot a telephone pole. H. VonMinden Rites Pendin . i:. .uiiMmden, 57, of 1820 Ave. S in Freeport, dftd Sun day in a local hospital after a brief illness. He was retired from Dow Chemical Company. Funeral services are pending Prowler Reported Freeport police went to the 1000 Block of West Eighth ibout 0:50 p.m. Friday when a 'esident reported a prowler, unable to arrival of children. -Survivors include his wife, Curlie; four sxms. 0. Daniel of Ifcniucky, John Henry of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Larry Wayne qnd Burney Ray VonMinden, both pit fteeport; a daughter, Carol Jfean VonMinden of Freeport, And, brothers, Monroe ot La Grange, Hugo of Warrenton, Tex., an4 4Uan VonMinden of Austin; sieteW, Mrs, Alfred Kuhn and Lewis Zitterich, both of — I wi me Aav^f cuiu ITIJ.O. hJilll lirt; hi AH U ?>^ kdder. Crenshaw, 25, of 303 Huisaehe ™ Band Lake Jackson. Hospital authori- ' Un H«es said " ' i all tion. Treated and dismissed at Dow men will be so honored on O'an 5 and will tryouts. 116 Trumpet Vine, who re- Being selected to the All State °?^iTfusions and abrasions Band is the highest honor Sat ° hls left f 1 and legl A fifth can be bestowed upon a hieh P assen e er - James E - Hamby, 31, of 204 Huisache, Lake Jackson, quaifying for All was adm i tte d *° Brazosport Region Band were: Charlana Me- Memorial Hospital. Hospital au- can be bestowed school bandsman. The fifteen qualifying -_ .vere: CharlanaMc-l . . Cool, Sylvia Thorpe, Joyce Heg- t h °«t'es said y Monday he re mann, Bobby Sanders, Lynn Lam- ceived treatment for a broken nack, Ruthie Jauregui, Rebecca leg . and was in satisfactory con -ucas, Carol Ann Dunn, Shirley dition - nsall, Elizabeth DiGuardi, Jimmy Freeport police reported tha vrebs, Hermann Hernandez, Pat tlie 16 loot boat > owned and op)'Connell, Roger McCain, and crated by Penick, was traveling Chuck Kluge. east on the river just west 01 Students from Brazosport Sen- Velasco Memorial Bridge. Pen- >r High who made the All Dis- rict Band but not the All Region! wrong with the steering me- tand are Phyllis Slaton, Cecil chanism and he had no control :iggs, Jeanette Newman, James ot the boat. It crashed into a """" " ' Pope and M i k e | bridge piling. The boat sank after the crash and its passengers were taken --------- vited to attend the dinner mret- ;, a c co r ding to M e 1 1 i e Mc- Each person attending the event is to bring a toy for the bene- *ii _« ____ i .... _ —<-*•»- -- approved, Congress hould change some of the reg- lations applying in such cases. ..Mansfield said existing bar- ners cause some men to reject [qvernment service. Thomas Services Held On Saturday Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Pauline Thomas, S3. formerly of Clute and mother of R. Clyne Thomas of that city, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Tflpp Funeral Home Chapel fa Sulphur Springs, with burial in Restlawn Cemetery there. Mrs. Thomas died at 2:20 p.m. Friday in a Pasadena nursin" home after a long illness. She had lived in dute about three years, and had been hospitalized at 3razosport Memorial Hospital before being moved to the Pasadena nursing home about three months ) ago. ', She was born in Henderson and -' vould have celebrated HOT Mth t iriiiuuj 1 JttiJ. I. Besides Thomas, other survivors include another son, Hugh, —— WC Brockman Firm To Become Discount Store Paul Arrington. Organizer of the band was Fred r r." \j~~n ™ """ * » cu | s passensers were aen McDonald, S e n j o r High B a n d to hospitals by private veliicles Director, his assistant, Kenneth) according to officers. Creel Brockman. president of Brockman's Inc. of W e s t Colum Jia, has announced that the West Columbia store is assuming a ne\ name and will be entirely separa ed from other Brockman stores of this county. The store will be closed unu 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 when the grand opening under its ne\ name will be held. Brockman, longtime business man in this county, said he is changing the operation of his store to meet the new trend of merchandising in this county. The new name will be Federated Discount Store of West Columbia. No membership card is required. All merchandise will be sold at discount prices except hose items that have a set, na- ionally advertised price that cannot be changed, he said. This store also will handle First Charge Plan cards where credit can be established. A convenient Brockman said. The grand opening of the store I will extend from Thursday through Saturday where "loads of bargains can be purchased at discount prices," Brockman said "Semi se 1 f service, multiple' packaging, and quantity purchasing from suppliers mean lower prices to our customers," Brockman said. "The new name of the store also will mean the same friendly, depend able service vhich has been our policy for over 40 years." Brockman will be associated vitli the other Brockman stores f the area. However, the Federal•• —• *-*» un. 4; t^JCJ ed Discount Store will not be. . ay away plan is al ilable Knights Protest Sunday Business Operations A fitatempnf t\f nt-Atac* m.a» *u« j c. t_ of protest over the peration ot mercantile business n Sunday was issued during the ast weekend by the Knights of olumbus, Freeport Council No. 3$. The Council called for a volun- ry return to the traditional uctic* «| unwilling dosed all day Sunday. Members of the organization felt that the decision to open for business on Sunday "is not in the best interest of our community," according to Edwin H. Ivey Jr., Grand Knight of the Freeport Council. Ivey said that "it is generally recognized by all, ami ig accepted as God's law, that everyone should take a weekly day of rest from work and business. "In this generally Christian community and nation, it has become the accepted custom to take this day of rest on Sunday so that the majority of the workers and customers may attend the church of their clxuce*" WE DONT SEBVE TEA EOT Tba friendly, nos,ntabJe way your ad U handled by 'be 4tnt Ad department will maKe you Ice. tight at home with Uia Ad taker who answers when you dial. BE 3-3511 - BE 3-2611 TI 9 5246 i

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