The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on September 20, 1959 · Page 5
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The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas · Page 5

Freeport, Texas
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Sunday, September 20, 1959
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r '••*• • ' '•'••' IfcraKmport md »fM6rU flounty, T«*M, Sunday, Sspt JO, 'Freeport Looks to a Chemi- II Future" waa the lead tea- re in a .recent issue of the lekly trade journal Chemical .d Engineering New*. The article calls attention to «e recent plant construction inounc«ment* and point* out lat "Dow's huge chemica, iplex Is drawing new chem- il plant* to the Gulf Coast >n of Freeport." j plants which drew the legazlne's attention to the >a were Dow Badlsche, the J. Lavlno Co., and the In- lor Department's saline wa- . demonstration plant. "Freeport has many assets ;hlch make It attractive as a 'hemlcol plant site, but Its real ' B-in-the-hole 1* Dow. It's K id-pipe cinch 'that Dow's •awling.chemical complex Is prime reason why all three t* are coming to Fretport, 1 ' article observed. , In detail, the article explain-" some of the factor* which Bright THBBKAZOSPORT FACTS influenced the .site choice* all three: —Using Dow'a magnesium hydroxide production ln»tea of making its own, Lavlno wa able to build for $3 million plant whose cost was at fir: stimated at $8 million. —DOw Badlsche "teams u Dow's acetylent with the Rep pe chemistry know-how Badische Anllin and Soda Fabrik. —The Interior Dcpartmen got a frte site, a customer fo water production, steam at low cost, and other concession from ~>ow. For the future, the writ, observed some of the posslb title*. "Still in the research stag is Dow-U.3 Borax's quest fo a process to make boron irich lorlde," the article stated; 'he program Is successful, •nmmercial plant Is likely. "It could go to Freepor where Dow's chlorin Letters from Mamma Clifl Amuelle Dear Ida: (Mamma always wanted me to be as sweet as apple cider. Mamma ain't beenthesameslnee the baby came.) Things are fine in Mount Idy (she goes on). Grandpa Snider just got home from entertaining the troops. Of all the outfits he played for, he said he was best received bjr General Grant's men. My. he's aged so since he left here. They flnalry had m arrest hnrj.Erery time he'd hear an anto backfire, he'd grab his musket and shoot a mailman. He saw Ms Brat movie the other night. It was • Civil War picture.' During the battle scene he lay down in the aisle with his musket, picked off two ushers, and put 27 holes In the picture screen. The sheriff grabbed him when he rushed to the candy counter sod. demanded a package of Mlnle balls and a ease of hardtack.'.,' ••••-'•'• ."" . Elsie Krack arrived back in town yesterday. Ton remember, son, she left two weeks ago by rail. Leonard Box and Byron Ogg were carrying the rail. . Everyone in town is worried about Elsie. She swallowed a whistle. Now every time she sneezes, she whistles. Also, her hty fever is very bad now. She's been sneezfag so much lately that she doesn't know what with the pack of 40 dogs that keeps following her around. Yesterday she sneezed so hard everybody in town went home to lunch. Birdie $odd»is .pretty upset. Saturday night somebody broke into her house and stole her bathtub. She says whoever did it can keep the washrag, soap and the tub, bat she .would like them to return her mother. Well, son, I must close now and go help your father. He was cranking our old car and forgot totakeit out of gear. Son, how do you get tire marks off a person's forehead? .— . ...... Love, '••!;-•' '•':'. '••''.- Mamma (From the book. CHMBLEY WEAVER'S LETTERS FRCM .MAMMA, published by The Jota c, Winston Company, Copyright. 1959, by Cliff Arquette.) ' MONDAY. TUESDAY AND WEDNV8DAT ONLY BOYS KNIT SHIRTS and SPORT SHIRTB-flHORT GIRLS NYLON PANTIES WHITE AND COLOR8 R*t. *U» TEENAfiE BRAS •nunjtaa ai AA * BOWY SOX AND BONY SOX MO. We * IM fiULS PANTIES BATXBTK. (Up. tie 1-1, )-«*, 7-1* HUES BLOUSES Jp*P*^P*P »>*P*HPf^ *MQ*T SUUSV*! it — 8PWJIAL — 8PEOIAL CHOI M CMIRV res. lit* HOW «* mm HI CHAWS „.„» NOW 14" STWUEI «..„* HOW 12* mm HORSES _„..*„ HOW 8" Jtu FLOOR MODEL - rag. UM NOW 7 jsf GAR re«. HM NOW 9" ret. (.M NOW «T D0U HOUSE re , 7M Now 3 TABLE AND CHAIR SET regm NOW fi a ( PLAY PENS REDUCED AS MARKED 18 over on* 'million iotta per stfe soda; * — But ; this one r w.»._.j :ould go out West where tT.3. Borax .has',-extensive , deposit* . berate. 1 ', Commenting further 6n Do'w's attractions: "Of .the host of product* which Dow makes at F-«eport, many are chemicals which could lure other chemical plants to the area. Included are such basics as cau- .-acid,.and soda ash , 'DbW could,; arid would, "increase it* acetylene capacity If there •' were taker*. It now uses some captively. and will, of couwe, suply 'Dow Bad- liche. "Such attention getters as butadiene, ethylene, ammonia, chlorinated hydrocarbon*, and magnesium also are available from the Texas . "Dow has land,''' too. Its plants occupy about 1500 acres, but the company has, more than 20,000 acres In the Freeport area. 1 Some of U can be bought for new plant construction, though Dr. A. P. Beutel, vice president In charge of Gulf Coast operations, points out that Dow Is not In the 'industrial park business'." By Trade Journal Writer Division. Frewtnrt Sitlniifi*. >.I»A u__ rx . . >- . Freeport Sulphur also has land available for Industrial use, the writer notes. However, the article points, Dow's offerings are well augmented by such local resources as a plentiful supply of gas, oil, brine, sulphur, fresh water, and economical transport- tation. As to Dow'* interest,' the article states that "though Dow Is naturally happy to see new chemical plants come to Freeport as customers ,lt also has another reason for wanting them there. • "Simnly, It's to share community responsibility. Despite Stauffar's plant and a thriving shrimp industry,, the economy of Freeport and the surrounding Brazosport area depends strongly on Dow." The writer pointed out the economic chock to the area from the combined effects of the recession and loss of Ihe magnesium market. "Such responsibility toward the community rests heavily on Dr. Beufel," the article points out: "for this reason, he would like to sec diversification m Freeport in the form of new chsmical plants. The three new plants comb to a total plant investment of ?I2 million. "Even though more is bound to come, it will probably never equal the $500 million which Dow has already poured Into its Texas Divj; rion," the article concludes. "•' -.—^ ! ' 1 • •""" •"""" '"° ngly °" "° w " "*e to sec diversification m don." the article conclude. Retired Nurse Is Community Friend "t&izssss"- £r^"±t"^^ •: * ***>***. die wi " gives shot* under doctors' dlr to needy persons "The doctor says ahe will Clute, free of cost. If they ca and she'* not baptized—«h not see the face of God-' The women told how Mr In l 1 , rai « bed in the lonely ranchouse . .. Doulas Cou who * uUm in Douglas County7wash7 MrT who * uf/er * 'with' asthma, »„ C. J. Frazier of Clute was sne 8* v ** »hou to others wh County Nurse there. It wa* the — '~ ' ' ' depression year* of tae 1930'* Thi* case was not. unusual it wa* just one of the many hat a county nurse sees In her ~ — ' — routine work. The father had and ner husband, an electricia iummoned her from her home ' or ^al companies, went fish - Mansfield, 18 miles away, ing and gave their catch t baby to her breast with the cover* ot the bed forming a" *"" " vemf m """'n* 1 ' protective canopy, Charlotte P resent Charlotte Frazier in , Frazier saw she had to put the mother's mind at ease before the could help her or her baby According to the mother'* belief*, her tiny baby would get to heaven but, unbaptlzed she would not see God'* face 'Where's the holy water?" Charlotte asked. Through work n .Catholic hospital* she knew the ceremony. With the aid of a bowl of the water the baptism waot accorn pushed. "What 1 * your name? 1 he mother had asked Charlotte before she chose the name if Charlotte Mary for her baby named for "Nurse" Mother Of Jesus. and the the care of weighed 23 weeks old. After the ceremony the hemorrhaging mother's mind was it ease as Charlotte took over the baby which ounces at four Thi* baby meant much to thi* mother. She was a widowed school teacher when ihe married a bachelor, she had a son and a daughter who were 14 and 18 years old but thi* wa* probably the only child she and her husband would haVe. " ' Charlotte and flie doctor talked of flying the baby to a hospital but the trip to Wen- itchee to take a r'->ne wa* ibout 80 mile*. It would probably do more harm than good. So Charlotte set about to rig up an incubator. Bottles ol warm water were put in the four corner* of a Urge mail order shipping box. The baby wa* wrapped in a diaper and placed in the box with a wad of cotton substituting for iaper. Charlotte hung s thermometer Jn the box and said, •Don't touch the baby. Give ler some of thi* boiled water f ahe fret*. Keep the temper- tur» at 100 decree* by refili- ng the bottle* when neceuary. Keep the box by the wood rtove." When the baby wa* four ays old the Catholic priest ame to the ranch. After care- ully questioning the Protest- nt Charlotte about her own aptlsm, background, and the e words she used to baptize the baby, he pronounced the ceremony valid. The father came for Char He and got the doctor another time when the baby was ap- arently dying. Together they ulled her through the crisis. "The baby weighed 14 pounds, had four teeth, and was walking when she wa* s ear old," Charlotte say* a '• «*t in her living room at 11 West Marion Street As I drank coffee and aU smoked fish ahe had prepared when rooting one for a friend, ihe talked of her hobby of laking shell Jewelry and her rork with the Clute Circle ol reeport First Christian Church. A* we talked of her days in Washington ihe did not con- der them unusual or of any particular interest to anyone But I wa* there in response o calls from her friends. One er*on *aid, "We here in Clut* know what a wonderful per- ion Mrs. Frazier U, but we vant everyone to know about er and her good work*." Thi* woman told how Mr*. Frazler, retired from active ursing because ot her health, are in need, going to the home if they are too ill to com to her. I heard how Mrs. Frazie The event* In Washingto light than anything could lay. She told how the italwar people of that area looxed ait ''Nurse", how they rescue her jr she took a plung ioff an Icy mountain whll taking diphtheria vaccine to smjll school where an out break of the disease threaten ed. When ihe saw she and he 19?" Chevrolet were «o{ng of the narrow road after a align collision with another car start ed them spinning, she decidei she might as well drive off th road instead of rolling off side wise. So down she went on th steep slope, to come to res among some Buffalo gras_ which stopped the car. With Injured rib*, she put the vac cine under her coat to keep i from freezing In the bitter weather and made her way through the snow up to th road. It wasn't long before sh had several rescuers who drov her car on the ties of a rail road track until the trac crossed the road, a* a wreck er could not get to the car. With rescuers in cars behin_ and In front of her, she again started her trip, which was successfully completed. With only one doctor in th county, Charlotte delivered number of babies when it be came necewary. With tlm_ hard and families often with out fund*. *he bought flou sacks, sterilized them at home ir j fc-'- them in steri'-> con tamers as ahe made calls. Even in dirty beds and un stanitary conditions, she coul< create a sterile field for dc livering babies. After dell'-^ring 13 babies In a year, she decided she needed more training so she took ob ttetrle arid pedlatric training at Swedish Hospital, Seattle. Charlotte was born in West Texas north but and grew up in th east areas of the Jnited States. She graduate< rom nursing schol at White Cross Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, 31 years ago. Since that time she has worked in • nmber-of hospi- aU, including Memorial and Teff Dav 1 in Houston, and a Corpus Christ! hospital. During the World War I rears she nursed in a Cath olc hoipltal in Columbus Ohio. "My husbaijd and I had a teen-age J —"— — * couldn't go ho—<ne," she Tor the past 10 years th» daughter so overseas and be SNOOT TOOf LONDON. Enqland (UPK— Aviation plonMr Lord Brabason. 71, miffed at culinary frill* now beta? »4r—fi«. by airline*. "A* « humbli tnv*l*r. laid hi* lordship. '1 *ay ci< eut *mok»d ulmen and caviar. Just gift ra« «lbow room to draw my hanky and Woir mr no*«." TRY FACTS CLASSIFIED ^it ;/it PRISON RODEO HUNTSVILLE [$TARRIN6*PERSON JAMES ARNESS JOHNNY CASH DALE ROBERTSON TOMMY SANDS STEVE M£OJJE£N JOHNNY HORTON and other TOP STARS Charlotte had to give up active nursing. "My legs played out," «h says. About five years ago she let her nurse registration drop so she would not be tempted to take up active mining again, (from what her rricnds say, she la still verv active). _ After falling, and fracturing ner backbone, Vshe had to have a section removed from the lower end ot it in July. This "I 1 " *"»»• getting , v u 1 ** Ievel ol which she lov>- It docs not prevent her from making the lovely shell jewelry she designs as well as executes She i ke< - several hundreds of dollars worth of the mater- hand> ' ea i , , > a s e» lovely luscious colors, other shells cut in Intricate dc- sign, and. all the . accessories for earrings,., necklace*, and bracelets. ' A necklace Is fashioned with pale pink shell roses in clusters, mounted on flat pearl disks, A brooch and earrings for the Christmas season are gay red poinsettias of shell. Other earrings are in a myriad of Colors and designs. Charlotte displays her work n hobby shows at times. When in Florida buying shell wholesale, she sold 30 patterns for earrings and brooches to a shell Jewelry company there. The company representative said he had plenty of workers to copy the shell jewelry but none to design them. Charlotte has three grand old, and twin grandson* almost 11 months old named David* and Daniel, all of Houston. She when got she in some nursing looked after her daughter so the twins would not put in a premature appearance. They arrived weighing normal single birth weights. Her constant companion is Gabby Boy, her-parakeet who helped me eat my smoked fish as we visited. He chatters a blue s< k all the time. He says, "Are you a d—yankee? I'm a Clute boy myself—-Clute, Texas, that is. I'm Gabby Frazier." A* we drink coffee, Charlotte says she believes in tithing her time and abilities. Her happy blue eyes reveal a peace ful sn'il. Another love Is poetry. She used to write poems and hopes to finish this one started long ago: "I'm akin to the Gulf wind's roar, And the hidden beach on a forgotten shore, Akin to the cactus and the far still places, The unfenccd range where the tumble weed races. The cattle and sage of the plowed black earth. The wind-swept plains where th. wells give birth." And she is akin to most of ~lute, too, it seem. The people love her and would never for- ;ive me if I stuck to her hobby of shell jewelry In 'this story. So, Charlotte, I hid,to write what you said that day we :alked over fish and coffee— .... ~...-<r £iauu- iujKcu <rver Iisn ax children, Christie, eight years that Is the real you PUBLIC NURSE RETIRED, B UT STILL AIDS COMMUNITY During Spar. Tim.. Mrs. C. J. Fra, i.r M.k.s J.welry ,. Hobby LEATHERS

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