The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 16, 1960 · Page 1
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Freeport, Texas
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Friday, December 16, 1960
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Tide Schedule Todays High 3:10 p.m. Low 8:04 p.m. Baturdny: , High 12:48 a.m., 3:S8 p m Low 7iB4 a.m. 8:50 p.m. VOL. 48 NO. SANTA ANDTHi FISH BOY-AN ADDED FACTS CHRISTMAS FEATUHE-ON PAGE W TODAY Iftstt^ ' . ' l-y- Weather C«r Gencr.-iliy fair, rather coid through Saturday, frost tonight. Low tonight 34, High Saturfiljr 54. - - 34 Degree Low Predicted Here Freepbrt, Texas FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, I960" <<» a result of freezing weather spreading across north and central Texas almost to the Austin nrea last night, Brazosport had a ,!uw temperature this morning at 6 a.m. of 37 degrees.' Chilly weather is expected to „ .. ,.,, ... ,,_, ifl i£A|Ji;i.LlA4 (U linger through today nearly everywhere In Texas. Tim lowest predicted temperature ot the season Is expected for Brazorln County low of 34 degrees is ass of frigid air! enveloped the slate in the wake of n dry norther which swept the length of Texas and billowed Into tho Gulf of Mexico by last nlghl. Skies cleared in all sections as tonight. A forecast. A huge mass are likely,.fitf ft while. In fnct jhe outlook for the next five days-calls for temperatures to average two to ten degrees holow normal over the state. Tn Brazoria County, temp eralures are predicted to average about nine degrees below normal in the next five days. Locally, the Brazos River that lias been In the news several days is expected to fall below Valley Junction today. Elsewhere in the nation, stiff northerly winds which chilled areas from the Rockies into Ihe midwest fanned cold air Into (he northeast today. The coldest air seemed to be centered in Mon- Brazoria County cnn look for generally fair skies through Saturday but the mercury will dip lo a chilly 34 degrees tonight according to Ihe latest forecast issued late Friday morning. Dalhart in the upper Texas panhandle had a low this morn ing of 19 degrees. Austin's min mum was 33, just one degre above the freezing mark. Th colder air will move inlo Br; zoria County tonight bringin frost. Skies are clear, and Ihe weath et should begin a warming Irene about Saturday afternoon. But nt unseasonably warm temperature. Two Airliners Crash In N.Y. NEW YORK (AP) - A major aerial disaster occurred in New York City loday. Two airliners crashed over the city, and both plunged to the ground in populat cd areas. A TWA plane fell in Staten Island. The other plane, believed to be a United Airlines craft, fell .In an apartment house section of Brottdyn. <• It set 8t* to a row of st*- Bloiy tenements and seven alarms werfe sounded. More than 100 persons are feared to have been killed. The TWA plane was Flight 256 from Dayton and Columbus, Ohio. It carried 37 passengers. Of these, 29 had boarded Ihe plane at Columbus. Seventy-six passengers and a crew of seven ." were reported aboard a United 1 " 10 FP Nativity Scene To Be Next Week A live Nativity Story will be presented twice nightly Monday through Friday In Freeport. through the combined efforts of the Downtown F r e e p o rt Mer- :hants Association and nine churches of the city. The performances by casts from the churches arc set for 7 to 7:45 p.m. and 8 to 8:45 p.m. j each evening. Cn Monday, actors j from St. Paul's Episcopal will' nitiatc the event, followed by a cast from St. Mary: Star of the) s thStJff "rt , ! am "* '*"* js ^ Scheduled for Fuesday perform-1 EUon 0,^^ 15.^^,3 au(e •mces are casts from Fh.t Ba P . ;jun!or Hlgh ^ s(u 1st and St. Paul's Lutheran; has not been seen since around Associated Press"Member Planners Say Routes Of Equal Importance M^vnhnfa nt *li« 13 ». fs - i ,i • Price 6 Cento Members ot the Brazos port Area Planning Commission Thursday concluded that no one of the three proposed east-west though the plan stated no priority for It. The Area Planning Commission decision followed a (eport by committee appointed to study the The three routes are: the "blue- highway routes was of greater importance than the others. , ..... ,,,,, :c luulra , lre . lne - Dme . ihey voted to accept and pro-j water highway" down Surfside to mote a plan that included all San Luis Pass; a mainland route hree routes in a single system from Hitchcock that would follow the plan inves no one of the the Hoskins Mound road to Farm routes priority over the others. (Road 523, and then to Highway .ht plan will be submitted to]2S8 at Clute; and a route farther he five city councils of Brazos-! north that would join the pro- port, asking for official concur- j posed Brazosport Loop Road at •ence in the overall plan. The!Highway 288 and circle north of system would then be sub-i Lake Jackson. milled lo the Texas Highway area . The two mainland routes have :ommission as an area recom- been the source of conflict be- memiation. |tween various interests since the Only one portion of the overall, northern route was approved sev- ilan was emphasized over others icral weeks ago by Commissioners epasze over otcera w Ihe discussion Thursday night.!Court. This was the extension of High- It was pointed out in discussion vay 288 around Freeport and to'by (he area pTanners Thursday irazos Harbor. Members felt that | that any east-west road would he need for this stretch olj serve a number of purposes roadway was more immediate These include through commer- han the others of the system, Icial traffic, business and port WATER HIGH BUT FLOOD THREAT PAST Brazos Still Running High Under Bridge Al Freeport Vedncsday, Grace Lutheran and Church of the Nazarcne; Thurs- Missing Clute Boy May Be On Trawler BUlLETIN 8 a.m. Monday. The boy's father first thought .jhis son might be en route to ay. First Methodist for both ormances; and ^day, Chnstiaji, folIwvBd by First PWS- od he had not "arrived there; . yterian. , In the ineantime the father, Through daylight hours * still- ' also tound a nole in one of Rofe Nativity scene will, be onj^^hool books. Tlie note said: . . .. , „ , • Dont worry about me, will lew in the park on Park Avenue j may bo bg b^ later . ^ on(0 between Broad and F o u r t h something too big to explain. I with him, he says Robert is sell ! ... ^ «ow.n is sen Jusl al press lime. The Facts was notified by Robert Elton, Chddwick'E father that the--' Brazoria County Sheriff's D«i parlmont had notified h i hi »h«t hit son tertSt Mehvfi^hd. ^Io details were available other than lhat he bad been .found al Columbia, La., and was presumed lo be all ri^ht. Teets. Freeport police will block If Park Avenue on each side of Bond Set For Human Bomb Aimed At JFK WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. I access, and tourist traffic. East of the three proposed routes was designed to emphasize a different one of these purposes. Because the relative importance of these several purposes had not yet been established, the Planning Commission members felt they could not attach a priority to any one of the road routes. Therefore they felt that the whole system should be carried to the Highway Commission rather than a plan for a single route. Planners agreed on the principal purposes the three routes would serve. The northern loop, which circles i north of Lake Jackson, would be! eventual east-west s t a t e i residential traffic from the east! into the area. • j The center route would be the' business road. It would bring traffic into the heart of the area, providing access to all business areas and the port. It would bring traffic to the center of the area for dispersal. Heavy trucking would him from the route onto FM 523 or Highway 288. A beach route would be a "tourist" or "scenic" roadway. At the meeting Thursday, Commission Chaiiman Sam Pessarra also appointed a committee that will state legislation that would case the problems of consolidation. The committee consists of Jack Dingle, chairman, W. W. Shull and A. A. Callihan. They will work with city attorneys in dipw- ing up proposed legislation. It was noted that no oqe of the communities had complied with the suggestion made in the "Plan for Consolidation" that they submit within 30 days any revisions or comments they might have. The Planning Commission will write lo all communities, renewing the offer of their services to the councils and study groups on the consolidation question. Kennedy, Dillon Get Cabinet Post WASHINGTON f AP) - Presi-: Kennedy also made a lop-rank- dent-Elcct Kennedy has an- j in S non-Cabinet appointment by nounccd Ihe appointment of c.' t l hoosin S retiring Democratic S —A 73-year-old man has been!Douelas Dillon""s« "J^rlt^l. ^f ;Congressman George McGovcrn held in 5100,000 bond in West „ V , ! * cretar > of; of South Dakota to serve as direc- Palm Beach, Fla., on a charge!" 10 lreasury and hls brolher Ro -|lor of the new administration's that he intended to turn him-;" 0 ' 1 Kennedy as attorney general., ! food for peace program. self into a human bomb aimed |Dillon, a Republican, is now at the 7ife of President-Elect | under-secretary oi state. Kennedy. j Kennedy made two nr The man ii Rirhirri P^nl Piv ' ' lick a retired postal worker!" 01 selecfions last ni ?- ht He P Jc H Home! ™ r -te «"** and pies and from Belmonl N H He was ied Minnesota 's retiring Governor : cl "' istm as arrangements will be •- — — „ „„ —:„.!,,.„i«" d Irom » a.m. to noon Saturday Community be held in a i Sale arrested yesterday in Palm Beach. Officers said they seized Orville Freeman as agriculture • | secretary 'and chose AFL—CIO CJub The sal. Does Lost Dog Belong To You? A medium-sized yellow dog with a crippled shoulder and a love for children has a wistful look in ils eyes now — perhaps hoping that he'll g back home for Christmas. Mrs. Vernon Whitten four Ihe dog Monday, shivering j the cold and rain at the U, terseciion of FM Hoad 5!J and Highway 332. The do, had been slightly hurt, pet haps by a car, but is recoveiL ing nicely al the Whitien cafj near ihe beach. Mrs. Whiileri is hoping that the dog, obvi-l ously a, family pet, will ba claimed by his "family" before Christmas.. -.-. performances. Miss Gladys dur i n S the live Nativity is chair- Airlines plans overdue at Idlewild Airport. It was a DC—8 "" M vj.uwja mvopuuuun i» umur- Flight, number 826, out of O'Harc I man °' ^ e Nativity plans • with tLt~, n ^ n.: iMrs. Delia Capps. Mrs. E. C. Karisch and Mrs. R. E. L, Stringfellow sen-ing on the committee. Miss McSpaddcn commended the many persons who are co- Airport, Chicago. A spokesman at B r o o k 1 yn Police Headquarters said of the Brooklyn crash: "It's chaotic. A whole block is afire. We have wnoie DiocK is atire. We have """v JJVIBUJIS wnu me L-O- every possible piece of equip- ! operating in making possible Free- monf ti«™ " port's first live Nativity presentation. The public is invited to attend the performances. ment there." his and ?™ waU«"S •—•---«-t .. distances so nef_ is all right. concerned al might be working on a shrimpu nc ! w ? lk boat or be on his way to Mexico. [ °™ ms The boy had told a friend, the! Cnadwick is -.......„ ,„ father learned, that he might'P' escnt aoout " le <--ifcet Robert's work on a shrimp boat during! dlsap P earancc is n ™ng on ' Ihe holidays. ; Chadwick. She had loft by The friend also lold Chadwick that the boys had been reading , in an adventure magazine about -- ~ some type of treasure hunt con- f ur( *, ery rupsdi »' and is still con ducted in the Rio Grande Valley.' "J^J^/V hosn ^ ai1 Although Chadwick does not ROBERT E. CHAPRICK Hlght Be On fibnt for New Orleans early tly before Robert d ,._„ . Mrs. Chadwick's father had! Texas News Summary By SAN ANTONIO — Institute in San Antonio have come up Southwest Research with the idea that t said he had delayed Idling his wife about Robert since she has a heart condition. He j called her Thursday, however, (and upon learning that her father's c o n d i tion was good, her about her son being gone. 1 living in :• the pa that they Visit U Kids Saturday The annual children's ion of a man to Oec. 22 Entry Deadline In Sweeny Decor Contest . -..,. successor will be named —,. -,__„,„ »,v«wv »-*. ^litijni. Jonnfby Dcniocr&t t\lrculo who wis' Marshall, a secrat service agent j bealen in his bid for re-election i from Miami, said Pavlick prob-land wants to make the appoint-' ably would be taken to Miami'ment before the Governor-Elect, a; '""day. {Republican, takes over. Agents indicated a general!" " He ; Bicycle Stolen ^ x--s of Tor t at will get underway at 8:30 ajn. Saturday with the arrival of Santa Claus at the ' ' Funeral Held " w.a.x:, . for ; Joe Gilleland of 1107 West Sixth, i Street reported to Freeport police' : the theft of a bicycle on Thurs- i I iday afternoon. said the bicycle, a were held at 1 decorations have been con- to the interior of the) , as those planning out door decoration p r o j ects kept hoping for cleariKr weather before getting started. The Crape Myrtle Gnixirn Club, sponsor of the Christmas decora-1 tion program reminds persons wishing to enter the contest to bo .sure and register at the City Hall i before Thursday, LVr. 2>, 'which will make a tour of the homes on Thursday, according lo a garden club representative. TiS E. ALFORD and fpmil returning from Ardmore, Okln where they attended the fi neral of Iheir molher, MRS. F. ALFORD ... EDDIE.DAVID RODEN, tw. month-old son of MR. and MRS R. O. RODEN of Clute, ihriltin his Uncle DAVE RODEN i New Mexico by "talking" du ing a recent lek'phone call , . i Happy Birthday today t BLANCHE CUSHION . . . MR. and MRS. NED MOORE back from a trip to Lufki where they atlenOed Ihe funera of her uncle ... MRS. R. A. ALLEN, able I be out again aflcr an illness., And Around The County: "CHOC" BENNETT, of An gloton, hospitalized, faul report cdly improving , , . , CHAR LES JACKSON JUDGE ROBERT POTTS one ROSALIE EREWRR, Inking over the task of judging some original and attractive holiday hats made rnd modeled by Home Deinonstra t i o a Club members at that group's recem Christmas parly . , . GEORGE JENKINS, eluded president of the AHS Danoe Bund in Anglelon with PAT WILSON, vice president and ANNA SUE BERRYHILL, sec letary , , , 0 Shopping Days 'Til CHRISTMAS the Gulf o< Mexico. j '""" """ t ""- ,- - _______ [ " " DALLAS — The Federal Reserve Bank says sales oi; Marine NeWS oriing department ttorji declined 10 per cent from laslj ycti tor Jhr week ending Dec. 10. Fort Worth and El Past ; tales dipped 14 per cent, Dallas were down 10 per cenl and: Houston department slorei decreased 7 per Antonio snles were unchanged. cenl. San' SAN ANTONIO — A schoolboy riding home on his bicycle, H-ytui-uUl Larry Schuster, discovered the body of a baby girl in ? sac!; beside a farm road outside San Antonio yesterday. Deputy Sheriff Joe Costiilo said the body of the several•days-old mfrnt apparently was tossed from a passing car. DALLAS — A Dallas woman, Barbara Cooper, 24, apparently drowned early today in the bathtub of her north Dollas I ome. Ariificla) respiration by her husband. Jack Cooper, police and firemen failed to revive the woman after her husband pultxd her from in* water-filled.tub, Sho was dead on arrival at a hospital. S/s Hellenic Splendor Duj Dec. 16 Brazos Harbor S/s Lake Charles Dus Dec. Ifi Brazos Hnrbor companied by Mrs. , They will be met at the cityj >.s!l Vs ,T-,.i->, -Ja-iijva rsiisa, Chief J. S. "Cap" Brown and) escorted on a Jour of the city. At 9:15 a.m. the jolly old gentleman and his wife will return to city hall where Santa will give away sacks of candy. He is scheduled to remain there until noon to visit with boys and girls. School Pr-T.- V r- W-H.'l..- .f'-'-.r-f..^ '• ~ ' -*~ der the direction of Freeport **<*«* Funeral Home. Sets Today 5:24 p.m. VonMinden died Sunday ini Rises Saturday 7:10 a.m. a local hospital. I Sets Saturday 5:25 p.m. j their names, addresses, and the! WlcLuii Drainage Problem Is Near Solution Chile's drainage problems in;week, the group decided to see the AnRlrlon Drive nrea are bein if the county will install the posts as Angleton Drive is maintained mad ' by " le ""U'rty utt d '' is designated iuau. j as Coiml> , jjoad 2SS. Councilman AUSTIN — Details of a new 40 million dollar program for;-solved by a currenl ditch project road improvements have been, made public by the Texas High- '„,„„. , he ( ,, ^ ., way Commission. • ; "°" B nt e ' sl M <~ « u » jas county Road 2SS. Councilman •Il-r. program covers 1,075 projecls in 224 counties, and the; H '" lb " le jlso llniit ' nra >' '" »«• J. E T ^Robinson commenled that money xviil bt divided 50-50 between stale ami federal high-' 0 " 11 ' 1 ' (lilt ' h to dl ' ain Ule dead-end Angleton Drive was used by more •ways. Allugftber it calk for work on 2,7flO miles o{ federal andjsi'wls on the west side of Angle-! 1 * 1 ? 0 , Jackson people than Clute state route" and 3,688 miles of furm to market roads. j ton Drive. resident. BROWNSVILLE - Whilelr. not uncommpn for newly- Ci ' J ' f ecrelal ' y F " M ' "Sa'xters ^ to ^ sometWng dwe atoit „* to have financial problems. Cameron County clerk Herb 1 ' e l )orl « i . ;it ;l r «' on < "«y Coun-j moving the water out of the 8ea 9 o at Brownsville reports the case of a couple wilh even f '."f " |K „ ' ,"' e Draln «8e Dis- Jaine^ Snwt iireu. Sanders mote liuiiouc money problems than usual. The check qiven ,• , " ahl . ullcrctl '" lle 'P with nitraced the water's present move"-— by Ihe bridegroom for a marriage license bounced project sUirh-d by the cit.vlin.-nl southward across Main to |S , )tjls fl s(]ankg ^^ a ^ ^ ^ The ihtch i-ast of Auglelon Drive ' JliB water is worn out by the is to be widened and moved farth- .or from the edgQ of the street if Illie drainage officials can obtain HAMBURG, Ark. — Texas State Police say two prisoners who broke out of Ihe Longview jail Wednesday night were nabbed early this morning at Hamburg, Ark. Th.y nre 25-year-old Tillman Spin-lock of Seminole In West ias held on a burglary charge; and 20-year-old Billy George Andrews of Longview, held on a check swindling charge. HOUSTON — Houston's Chamber of Commerce has elected utilities official P. H. Robinson as its new prejident. His'quests Clute •luciicn was announced at ihe oiganiwtion's 120th annual!light posts alow: the meehne Mt nigh, . Robinson i, executive vie. president olJDnve east should. the ticuslon Lighting tnd Power Comp»ny. I A j t ei' Council use some .„... of way. Siiid. He Siiid the Drainage i will bear the expenses, to install tini9/it travels across town." Mayor L. V. Conover and Coun- ciltnen plan lo meet with Drai»i- of the.age,HJDistrict 'offiduls soon an Sanders pjat>f{«:another dildi along the «j.tyviiimlt-|!» north of Bryan District Slrfat. but re- Tte dilcji would tie inlo the blinker Ang^on lirive ditch and provide Angleton fastijr drainage for streete off ;\ng(clon Di-ive, north of the Kyle Koatj intersection. There will be four prizes ','iven — 1) over-all out door scene;! 3( doonxay scene: 3> window! scene: and 4) Christmas table.! The first, or grand prize will bei an electric lamp post given By I the Community Public Service Company; the Jaycees and the Lions Clubs will provide the $10 cash awards for the window and doorway scene winners; and the garden club will present a living Santa Letters In The Facts Santa Claus will take orders from Brazoria County and get the news at the same scriber to The Facts, so to- the letters kids in Brazosport have seni him. For ihe remaining week until Christmas, other kids are welcome to do likewise. We will print as many as we have room for in that remaining time. Please make ihe letters brief, though, and write them as clearly as you can so that Santa will be sure just what you want. Nursery Complaint To Be Heard In District Court City in Angloton concemimj an appli- OW " a rcclut ' st b y Nee ^ "'at they ration for a permanent injunc- en ' orce the zoning ordinance lhat tion to keep a nursery school prohibited certain types of busi- had iurned "'at they CUBREMT CLUTE DRAiMAGE PROJECT Si-ginning Oi Now pyefe A| Left Foreground from operating in a Freeport residential area. Plaintiffs in the suit are William M. Neely and his wife, Melda S. Neely. Defendants include S. A. Pi-ice and Ills wife, Paula Price, and Damon Price. The case was set this week for jury trial after District Judge T. M. Gupton denied a request for a temporary injunction after hearing evidence by both sides. The hearing for a temporary injunction was hold Monday and Tuesday. Attorneys for the plaintiffs are Charles Wilson and Stanton Stone. Defendants' attorney are Sam Bass and Bill Yarborough. Mrs. Pricp operates a nursery j school known as Paula's Playhouse. The third defendant listed is a relative of the Prices who is a priest at Boys Town, Neb. j He is owner of the residence'' where the nursery school operates. .: Several weeks ago, the Free-1| ness in Class A residential zones. They had done so on advice of the city attorney, who had said that under the present wording of the zoning ordinance the courts would likely rule that the nursery school was not a violation. QUICK ACTION Air. Joe Dike Box 131 Old Ocean. Texas sold liis butane system on the first day with this ad. Hl'TANE TANK - iafjallon. above around, rail 4773. Old Oraai, you and Look around for items no longer want ur use call BE 3-2611 or BE 3-3511 or TI 9-5248 i n Angleton For a fast action "For Sale" ad.

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