The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 19, 1960 · Page 9
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The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas · Page 9

Freeport, Texas
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Monday, December 19, 1960
Page 9
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SAT THE BRASSOSPOHT FACTS MOHDAY. DEC. 19, 1S60 Missiles Wait On Trawler -'•'•' By RALPH DIGtITON VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP)—A multimillion-dollar missile sits on its pad, literally turning at the delay. tHSWn range, square in the missile's path, is a fishing boat. • JVpm nearby Point Mugu, headquarters of the Pacific Missile Range, a Navy plane takes off on a delicate mission: to persuade the skipper of the fishing boat to leave the area. . flying over the boat, the plane waggles its wings and heads off in the direction it wants the boat to .take. Nothing happens. •Oia plane circles again. This time the pilot calls over a loud speaker: "You are in a hazardous area. For your own safety, please "move out until after the launching." Nothing happens. The plane returns to base and a «rash boat roars out to see if the'Tpersonal touch will help. Sometimes it turns out that the fishermen are Japanese or Portuguese and don t understand English. 'But this is rare. : M6st of the time it's the same old'Story. Fishermen just aren't afraid of missiles-or the U. S. NSW, either, beyond the three- mile zone. Tfie conflict between one of the Oldest industries—fishing—and one of the newest—rocketry—has co^t thousands of dollars and delays of hours and even days in tfie launching of missiles from the West Coast. lEjliract figures are unavailable. In"; the two years since the first Missile was fired from here, some progress has been made in educating fishermen to clear out of dangerous areas on launching days; Officials don't want to say ariytbjng that would anger the fishermen who cooperate. But ttfey jlo admit the problem is serious.'" The power of the harbor radio station at Santa Barbara has been increased SO the Navy can break & on the fishing fleet chit-chat toy give a warning. ST&nger zones are posted at fish- ingfpiers up and down the coast. N_aj*l officers talk to gatherings orflshermen, telling them of the danger from falling debris if a missile should veer off course and havft to be destroyed overhead. But the problem persists. Ask some fishermen to stay out of an area and they will smile stubbornly and say: "Yah, sure. Ypii'-tell the fish that Where they go, we go." These men say that leaving a school of fish for a few hours could cost them as much as a fourth of their earnings for the whole year "These planes can buzz me all they want," says one. "But I do not leave. There ain't nothing the Navy can do if I don't want to move, and they know it and I know it" What about the actual danger? "If you scare easy, stay ashore. This work ain't for sissies. Besides, nobody's been hurt yet." Meantime Air Force crews wait in blockhouses through long hours of interrupted countdowns. . 'From time to time the pressure needed to force super-cold liquid oxygen into the firing chamber drops airt mote must be pumped iiliO lilt iiiiislie. II this goes on too long, valves may freeze and the shot is canceled for the day. The missile stops fuming, but the crewmen don't" ^•entirely new seaport is being built' by the Dutch west of Rotterdam. Named Europoort, it will be opened in 1965. It is designed to serve the European Common Market'- Head For HENKE 'JPEN'TIL 9P.M. S CHRISTMAS TOMS DOUBLE STAMPS ON TUESDAYS with 2.50 hi purchase Armour Star Gov't. Grade A 17-22 Lb. Avg. HEhS Armour Star .11-15 Lb. Avg. Gov't. Inspected Grade A SWIFT'S FLAVOR GROWN Baking Hens u. A V9 . GENUINE Long Island Ducks __ u^. FRESH Fancy Geese Prices K«ofl Mon.-Wetf. RUtnt To Limit Reserved Xmas Hams Swiff's Hams Bar-S Hams Jasmine Hams Whole Shank Ib. 49e Portion LI .......••.....•••...*•••...••• Holiday Whole or Half ••«••*•••••••••••• Smoked 12-16 Lb. Avg. Whole or Shank Half 55 8 to 10 Lb. 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