The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on September 23, 1959 · Page 1
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V tide Schedule urjday: Hith 11)25 p.m. z:07 r Considerable cl6udln*M ukl Wittered thundershowew, IH. tie change in temptraturi to* flay and Thursday',. moderate ^occasionally fresh southeirt- Aniestlmatsd,$75,000 1 damage was.done in ft Ore which swept through the Martin Motor Co. In Angleton >TUesday evenlmz The building i is located in Angleton's ••main business district, Jn the 280 Block of Velasco Street,! 'Highway 288 through the city. The fire aprirently began in the parts rooiti, and was reported by a ;npighbor, Betty Williams, Fine trucks , from Angleton, Lake Jackson, Free- 000 Fire «,, Brazoria, and Alvln answered the call. Angleton f*? Chief Walter Mathews di reeled local volunteers. A glow was visible for several^ miles, and flames shot IS to 20 feet above the roof at some times during the approximately 90 minutes the fire blazed. The motor company is Owned and operated by Roy Martin of_Angleton. A stockholder. U. «irt.' also o ngeon, said there were six or seven new cars inside the building at the time. None of them could ol emoved> The 'company i» a Studebaker and Oldsmobile agency and includes a repair «ther Fund OAff INTERVIEW, ONE CHECK, THE UF WAY By ALTOH C. ARNOLD Angleion In Fund, a contributor " — ' O'Bannon estimated . t h • worth of the building's con^ tents at $40,000 to $50,000. Tb« building is owned by Mrs. R. EJMcBndj!j)f_Angleion. Her 1 husband estimated its worth at about $25,600, and said It Wai insured for only one half that amount, ,^rTL n °. 0ne te th « lildihg at the time the,fire artefl. Most of the structure was gutted, and a metal po" «on has sagging walls where the flames burned • the metal Itself In places. : Part of the building is of Concrete block construction, but jIcBride stated even; that por-| INCH£ S tion is probably a total lots. : A crowd ef spebtators gathered 'to watch as firemen battled the blaze. Explosions were feared, but none occurred. Smoke poured from, the Ruild- ing for 10 or 15 minutes following the siren, before the flames were visible. At the height of the blaze, heat WM Intense at the McBride office Building across Velasco Street from the motor company • Firemen were unable to dii- cover the cause of the fire. Thunder, Lightning Accompany Showers ittered thundershowen • nr,,i,'. m.,,* n n <.i..j . •_, _j..,..'.! ,.' " ..; ; • .•-' Ih. problem ofcolUctlna lunds. Late Bulletins sgasassssal Lee Hearing Slated Thursday " The hearinff on th** ctmnTn ^ ..» » MR. and MRS. 8. J. ROBERTS of LJ, in Houston over the weekend to welcome the arrival of their first grandchild, BENNETT EGBERTS JIIi who made his debut at Methodist Hospital on Sunday ,• Happy Birthday! to BOB ' ELDER today, and MRS. BILL 70DDHELL wiU be celebrating on Thursday. Today is al- HICKEYS. .". Sary ° * NAT HARVEY GUTHR1E, home «onv»lesclng after a hospital •lay. , . The DUNCAN MacLARENS,' mtklng their annual irlp back 1 to N»w England. . . , EttBEN 1 LBVINE, another / yreeporter who'* making a trip back East—to New Jersey. . . Still another local traveler FRANCES LANDSBOROUGH' in Dallas this week for « Heart Fund meeting. . . Around Tb» Couatyi "D BREWER, returning the weekend from a * trip to Mexico. , , i years with the BrszorU 7 Red Cross being ob- r , J by HAZEL ROBINSON,, Monday. . ;> •' • • . j 5A|J PLUMMER andi fUtLT WESTMORELAND,; takelions See Film On Posture A "Pw'ker and film on & reel posture, and plans for membership drive were part of the Lake Jackson Lions Club m ^tmg this week in Jasmini President Jack Green "ded with W. F. Me membership commit The hearing on the simple assault charge filed agains Constable Jack Lee of Freepor by Bob Sloan of Lake Jackson is set for 7 p.m. Thursday in take Jackson City Court at the city hall. Frank Stevens, Lake Jackson city attorney, said today that Stone ft Davis, Constable Lees attorneys, said thej II would bi ready at that time He also said tha^Pouce ehief ""Us*! 3 *" ttale '* ^""afc '*2 uror**H6fv- W hich six will be ?*4 %neede<J. Attorney* for "*• ^R can strike three 2-ij^—- 12 JTors «um- blaze Delays JZone Hearing proposed • the City moned I* 'ie case. The c • s-as originally filed in the , itice Court of R. C. Thomas at Clute. Since the alleged altercation between Constable Lee and Sloan took place in Lake Jackson, Constable Lee's attorneys asked for "the transfer of the case to Lake Jackson Corporation Court. City Judge, Z. B. Ua wiBi hear the case which; wa$ ori- altercati'on. i S c a 11 e r e d thundershoweri slapped over Texas Tuesday and brought Brazosport am Brazoria County at least a tern porary relief from the lat summer weather. . All the way from a trace to almost three inches'of.rain Wa recorded at various spots throughout' the county durtni the past 24-hour period^The light to heavy showers were accompanied by a rounc of thunder and a bright display of lightning. . Off and on again showers laced through Brazosport moi of Tuesday, but the bulk of the rain, lightning, and thunder whipped in over the area after 7 pjn. No serious flooding from the rain or lightning damage was reported over the county. In official rainfall amounts logged, Freeport lead the way with J.25 inches over the period from 7 a.m. Tuesday through 7 a.m. today. There was an unofficial report that:between 240 and-3 inches soaked the Danciger area Jn.the.T»ert part of 1 1 oria^Coimty In leBS_thair U Optimists See Antique Firearms ' Paul Janke, Optimist District the group • the group a , p P eared before would hold their annual family CkS " OP" 1 " 1 ^ Picnic next v ; , JaCkS " Dow's Plant B picked up almost two Inches from 6 ajn. through 6 a.m.; hitting.on 1.99 inches for that period. Over at,Plant A, they registered 1.5 inches. Lake Jackson Pump Station listed 1.63 inches. . Only a trace of rain was recorded at the Angleton station, which is located about three miles outside of town, while an inch or more fell in the downtown section of the countv seat. Across the state, a wind, hail and rain storm drenched Pampa with 5.45 inches of water Tuesday night and more thun- aerstorms, possibly as. violent were predicted for most of the state today.' . • . North Houston early today with a Jew sttow- er s in the south central section. It was .generally warm and humid, with low. temperatures early today ranging from a 57 at Dalhart to an 80 at ' Corpus Chrlsti Dalhart got a cold front .. ron hat lay across the top of the Panhandle but showed no indication of moving on south.'' High temperatures -Tuesday. ranged from 99 at Presidio to Galveston and inch got a 3.J4 , „. rani, while .the Dallas-, -ort Worth area was raked; vith winds up to 53-miles an hour in the Texas weath =pree. Most of the, state was cloud Angleton Orders New Equipment The : Clry'. of .Angleton, ,wi soon, have i Caterpiller bul ozer with a bucket attach ment, for use in various dt perations including work a Last Non- District Games Coming Up "Mayor -,-- hearing will be • a fefer date, 'probably '« Brazoria County Fair Fair dates are, Oct. IT j :, oauiaon upunustsiP'cnic next Tuesdav. at th Wednesday morning as guest'Lake Jackson plcn,c ground,, Janke, who is also a past i •"•^••••aa^.i •resident of the Texas Gunj NQ f MAn » f program on!'~ v I IrtWKL guns. CAHTERBDHY. England niPD—The Modtl Ta»«rn dWrtjir. up to its namt Th* nigh* befort, 50 bach, •lore rurmd np on , ,p nt Landlord Guy Riddl* an wouia now tneir annual family he citv rf mn o% i M picnic nextTuesdav. at .the trucks P ' adln The Houston man was introduced by a Lake Jackson club member, Vernon Richards, who is lieutenant governor for District 26. Ed trucks. Mayor Arlington Farrer sad the Angleton City Counci authorized the ' new machin on * rental-purchase plan whereby the city will rent th machine for a certain period ana when they have paid the purchase price it will become city property. The new bulldozer will be a medium sized one, the mayor Closing, non-district games. berg D. of Association from * h « Vel. were present. K*. me * ting on 0* • ..? Program on hlgh- ference Sou «hw C stern Cofl- Bay on the «u» and H C ° rrec * postur » 0 " - He prejcnted a film, Do You Stand ar r^.'&.'sa. «-» sfu-autflB' Angleton Hos 155 Students More Than '58 Enrollment In the Attgleton schools has increased by 155 students since Sept. 22, 1858. according to W. V. Mcbantel Angleton .superintendent of SChoOlS.'. -ft "» ,r ••-,...'.-• "•'•„ y in the 135 more; enrolled than laat year, McDaniel added. • Enrollment [figures show 108 enrolled in -kindergarten; 376 at -entral Elementary; 714 at vorthside Elementary; 339 at Southside Elementary; 330 at Junior High; and 578 in the S ^ ool> * or ' a total <* ,7 white students, as compared with 2203 white students ast year. f'^'W 38 p "P ils enrolled * * e Marshall School and 117 it the Rosharon school, for a "i? 1 . ot 5S 5 colored students, which compares with 535 one ear ago. _ Broken down by grades. here are 359 first graders; 34o! 289 > third grade; , fourth grade; 265, fifth Srade; 249, sixth grade; 260, eyenth; 143, eighth; 193, ninth; H 10th; 191. nth; andl^; The total enrolahent Is 2,892, nth 2,738 last year, McDanlal said. S* mm iff&-v m Car Runs Off Bridge a° f tL er . 0 ^. W ^ ^M-: f? n - ?• • »tUrt. fl.Anil.te. A" two ^ «,«.' _,1 [^Si^ f?;.^ ^5«t-f'.' Quiet Night For FP Police Freeport police had a quiet 24 hours, according to a Wednesday morning check. They investigated disturbances on , West Broad and East Fifth late Tuesday afternoon but no charges were filed. . A grass fire was reported to be nearing a building in the 700 Block of West Brazos It 3:40 pjn. Tuesday. Freeport Fire Department sent a truck s'SV'T 4*WJ A man was arrested and U J ! d « n a charge of Intoxication after police picked him up I on v. a , t Fifth about lla. mP • 'JACK HARGIS into hr,H.— "J ""* "*' r » n ™-r» » talk on the TB Patch tb ±£!' dropped 15 '<*'• t&fnttim ior» PTA meet- """ " B«. on only a few hour* ^•H^a^iSx^^i Kiel laid both ot the a . . - »« SMITH, • little doubtful WOUt sampling LOPENE gLACKSlffi.V'5 P cake, one of Wft W»4 made with mayon- •»|I(e, .Iwt which he insisted WM • Bustard take". . . JXOVD WOODIEL. explain, that W» bandaged hand w»« because of a reaction A tiyo ,«a? mjaor accideny •** «t MtTpm, »::rrJr. 1 , w«st ot. on Highway fr. — —• s-rwfw i~- v A charge ,£ fatture to yield right of way was filed in Judge* Robert R, Potts' j u >:tiK. <-:»£> having suffered chest a-J a minor head injury W. H. T™T**W < ?' jwske *»*taJoW I _ • wgs estimated at J50 to CM «n4 nous IB tot buck. BRINGS CHILDMN FROM BEACH TO SCHOOt llUrrif>nA TlAhck i-. T..I_ ^_.. • , rrfc»n» Dtbra In July, two now • M«l«n.nt four mi th» p.opl. who out Power Co. when a loose electrical wire was reported to be hanging down at Toomer's Fish HoiSe at ?-*5 a.m. Tuesday. • . ^ f r -w po ^ resideilt "ported a possible fire at 10:37 ojru Tuesday but investigating officers were unable to locate it. • Police Clute Police Chief O. C Mer, ryman reported ohe disturb, jnce m the city during the past 24 hours, when contacted Wed. nesday morning. ** Sun Bate Sets today 6:17 pjn, Bises Thursday 6:10 a.m.

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