The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 23, 1960 · Page 6
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Page 0 INFLATION THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS Brazosport and Brazoria County, Texas, Fri., December 23, i960 BETHESDA, Md. Iff)— The sign tacked on a reilautant wall in Jhis Washington suburb says: Tree Lunch—Now SI." RNANCE COMPANY'S Allied MR. CASH Solves the mystery of where to get EXTRA MONEX 2* MONTHS J.OOO.OO Mo. Payment J 20.00 rhe above loam including S750.00 ore protected by accident, health and U» Insur- •inM. Loans above TiSOM ore protected by U'e Insurance. DIAL BE 3-2698 Allied 1415 Hwy. 288 Preeport Harold Llndloff Jr., Manager CLUTE FIRE CHIEF ELECTED FOR ELEVENTH YEAR Sitting From Left, Price, Earle, Runnels. Standing, Carrell, Hundl Confessions Of A Sidewalk Santa: Writer Dons Red Suit, Beard EDITOR'S NOTE: Most, people who want to play santa claus are content to don the rod playsuit and, properly fortified, sing out jolly ho-ho's in the privacy ot their own living room. APN writer Hugh Mulligan is made ot sterner stuff. He went professional — and lived to say never again. By HUGH A. MULtlGAN NEW YORK (AP) — I Was a sidewalk Santa Oaus. From 9 o'clock on a blusterj morning to 6 o'clock on a rainy night, I courageously stuck by my chimney on Fifth Avenue, ringing up a cyclone ot Christmas cheer with my little brass bell. By the time I handed back my beard and uniform to the Volunteers of America, my leggings were drooping and my sled was dragging. Frankly, I'd had it. My head rang like the title piece in a J. Arthur Rink movie from all that ting-a-ling-ing, and there wasn't the ghost of a hearty ho-ho left in my repertoire. But I had the consolation of knowing that $17.03 had been dropped into my chimney to rehabilitate Bowery derelicts and support the other charitable works of the Volunteers of America, which annually puts 2,500 Santas on the sidewalks ot some 25 cities across the country. My take didn't cause any bell ringing down at headquarters. The box had a quota of $16 on even the worst of days, which shows that you don't become a top chimney Santa overnight. As a matter of fact, you have to go to college for three nights down on the Bowery to master the subleties ot the craft—things like not leaning on your chimney, and not eating garlic or onions, and not partaking ot the wassail bowl during working hours. I graduated magna cum mustache and was assigned a post on Fifth Avenue just outside Tiffany's and hard by Bonwit Tel ler's. "Watch yourself in that hoity- toity neighborhood," a fellow Santa warned as we stood final inspection down at headquarters. "Last year I was outside a ritzy USE FACTS CLASSIFIED Lee Price Clute Fire Chief Again Clute Volunteer Fire Department members and their wives attended an installation dinner at Whitten's Restaurant in Clute as jee Price became chief for the ,tii year. Other officers elected by the department on Nov. 28 and installed at the dinner are Jack Karle and Sruce Runnels, assistant chiefs; W. C. Patton, secretary treasurer; 3. D. Hunffl and W. F. Carrell, captains; and Leo Ulrich and X P. Barnes, assistant captains. The Rev. George Beck of St. Mary: Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Freeport was elected as chaplain, a new post in the fire department. He conducted the installation ceremony. Tha department dinner was another "first 1 but firemen hope to make it an annual event. This fe l&? tofefc on? sent! jroof tcxtgs Mag yoacs be a Meeeg Holiday — tot gone potfceOGgo* FLETCHER MOVING & STORAGE "YOUR LOCAL MAYFLOWER AGENT" Phone AN 5-5012 149 LAKE JACKSON ROAD STATISTICS OK A HIT NEW YORK (AP) — Celebrating its first anniversary on Broadway, "The Miracle Worker" offers off-beat statistics: During the drama's run, 154 chairs have been broken during a pivotal fight scene; 4 dogs have succeeded to the single canine role; 6 babies have been born into company families; and the nine children in the cast have grown an average of one inch. Retired Pilot Like Clipped Wing Eagle By CHARLES STAFFORD AP News features Writer An airline pilot in retirement is like an eagle with clipped wings, He no longer flies, nor is he content to walk. He's restless. "I go fishing for striped bass and I go deer hunting, but you can't fish and hunt all the time. I'm going to have to figure out something to do," says S, E Robbins of Palo Alto, Calif., two years in retirement after 40 years of flying. 'I never knew anything but flying. It was sheer pleasure for me and I was well paid. When you start looking around no one wants a guy over 60." There are few guidelines for men like Robbins. With an average age of 38 among the 19,000 airline pilots in the United States, fewer than 75 have landed in the placid life of retirement A check with 30 typical retired airmen across the nation gives this picture: Three are still flying, but none has gone flying off into the Alask; bush. None is flying contraband to revolutionaries in South Ainer ica. Life has grown too comfort able for such escapades. FEOM ALL OF US AT OFFICE SUPPLY, me. THE TEXACO DEALERS of BRAZOSPORT A dozen have gone into new enerprises: as aviation consultants, service station operators, cattle and cotton farmers, real estate salesmen and managers, motel and dude ranch proprietors. The rest are traveling, fishing, mnting, doing woodwork in the jasement or restoring old cars in he garage, building midget racers and playing golf. Several, like bobbins, are looking for some- liing to do. Many are bitter. Last year, the Federal Aviation Agency set a mandatory re- irement age of 60 for airline pi- ots. The order, effective March 15, pushed many pilots—the estimates range from 40 to 60—into retirement who had expected to flying until they were 65. There never has been proof that pilot age was a factor in an airline accident, said E. R. Quesada, the FAA administrator. But, IB added, "The regulation is based on medical facts that dearly establish that sudden incapacitation due primarily to heart attack and strokes becomes significantly more frequent in any group reaching age 60." C, N. Sayen, president of the Air Line Pilots "Association, which las 17,000 members, contends that 'existing regulations -already provide compulsory retirement for a )ilot who cannot meet current itandards, whether this occurs at 20, 30, 45, 60, or 65." But Quesada's ruling was upheld in federal court. It hit the older pilots in the pocketbook. They are retired, but not eligible for social security un- il 65. The pension plans, whica about two-thirds of the air- ines now provide, are too imma- ure to provide much income. The Rev* Maiden Speaks To Optimists The Rev. Harold Maiden, pas- 01 01 Uic Cciiui;;- u£ uru- i'--^>.; : ene and member of the Brazos- port Optimist Club, presented he program at the club's recent meeting held at Sweetpea's restaurant. The Rev. Maiden spoke on the true meaning of Christmas. In his talk he pointed out that parents have tbs responsibility of seeing that their children are raised in the proper atmosphere. Christmas is the time of year when we all need to pause and give thanks for the many blessings that are ours to enjoy le said. first was negotiated in 1955. Some airlines have increased the pension payments in recognition of the pilot's long service. And many of the men have income from investments. But it's a big plunge from $15,000 to $5,000 a year. Quesada is not popular among the retired pilots. "Some of us spend our entire time trying to ;et Quesada out," says Ralph K. Smith of Miami. "I'm not bitter about being 'orced to retire," says Walter Bulock, 61, of Lakeville, Minn. "But I do object to the way it was handled. Giving you 90 days notice s practically firing you on the spot." Bullock, a hard-muscled crew- cut man is one of the few re- ired pilots stil flying. He has a landing strip on his '0-acre farm, and a light plane. He flies occasionally for an oil company. Capts. Byron (Dinty) Moore and Joe B. Glass are back flying. Fhey were selling real estate on he West Coast when Varig air- ines beckoned. The Brazilian airline was switching over to jets on its New York-Rio de Janeiro run and was short on jet pilots. It hired Moore and Glass on short-term con- racts. 'We are the oldest jet pilots in the world," says Moore, author of the book ."The First Five Milion Miles." "I guess Joe and I are just gypsies. We can't stay down in any one place for long." Moore and Glass are .dead set against the FAA ruling. "Few pilots over 55 years of age are able to maintain their obs," says Moore. "But Joe and ! have been able to do it. We take hree physicals a year and often ;o through proficiency tests." MEUKICK SETS BECOKD NEW YORK (AP) — Broad- vay's busiest producer, David Merrick, has set a new output mark with six simultaneous shows. As far as the records *ow, the total is an all-time management high. The lineup includes "A Taste )f Honey," "Backet," "Gypsy," 'Irma La Douce," "La Plume de Ma Tante" and "Take Me Along, •'our are musicals, three are imports from London. ice shop, and the manager came ut mid said I was ringing my ell too loud. He claimed It up- the customers." I watched myself, all right. Neier Tiffany's nor Bonwit's hac ny complaints about my carillon ork, although they did have cer- lin other reservations. It seems at while Santa is welcome In pirit at their cash registers, he ruled off limits in their wash rooms. Collections were slow at the be- inning but picked up around noon hen thousands of girls poured ut of the nearby office buildings for lunch and a quick round window shopping. It was a earl-warming sight for the tired yes of a sidewalk Santa, espccial- since the beard and mustache rovlde excellent cover for con- entrated girl watching. Invariably they'd spot the dla- lond earrings in Tiffany's win- ow and call out, "Hey, Santa, at's what I want for Christmas." ome said they were even willing settle for the down payment. A luscious blonde saw an ar- orcd track pull up across the rect and immediately made her iristmas wish. "Bring me that, Santa," she urblcd, "and I'll get my own ink." Minks, diamonds and sports jrs topped the list for most girls, though several giggled and sked for husbands, and one, who dn't giggle, asked to have last ear's taken back. A'boy push g a garment rack wanted a Eu pean cruise, a cop asked for omething appropriate for the ommissioner—"like a fall off a edge"—and a horse player put for "just one fat one at Aqua Greetings dtfteHolg Season. ..maytibea fappy time for you. f TOBY HARDWARE FEEEPORT .?•"*%: ! let the spirit of hope, and \ peace and love -«***%| prevail lnourheartt-''V ."••:, and homes f '/ ':1\\ % (^4 to give this • / * \ * Holy Day its fullest meaning BRAZOSPORT UNDERWOOD AGENCY 103 8. GULF BLVD. FKEEPOET. duct this afternoon, Santa, and It don't even have to be the double." Kids still get a big boot out of shaking hands with Santa on a •street corner, but sometimes the presence of two or more Santas n the same block seems to throw hem. "He's my helper," I always explained until one high I.Q. specimen tried to trip me up on cross ETTERS To SANTA ear Santa: I would like to have a dolly ith a lot o£ clothes, and a bus ride to school. Since my ; doll ill have a lot of clothes I will eed a suitcase to put them in. ust in case I get tired of hold- g my baby doll I'll need a ay pen to put her in. I don't want to bother mother 1 the time, so would you ease send me some dishes, so "can lix my own meal. And ot that my cooking isn't any ood, but you had'better bring nurse's set with real pills just case. Lots o£ kisses.' Robin Martin Route 1 Freaport examination. Oh, well, even Snnto can't win 'em all. Another tot hne! his b*. iiofa slmken when he leaned too far out on his noggin. His bawling drew a crowd and elicited some unseasonable remarks from tha mother. As far as donations go, office girls are the most generous, followed by men in work clpthes, teen-agers, women shoppers and small kids. The carriage trade doesn't amount to much, although one French poodle did make a contribution to my chimney that wasn't covered In the regulation* CHRISTMAS WISHES Loads and toads of our very best ivishes that Christmas brings you everything you've hoped fort CRONEY'S AND MRS. LILLIAN (Muddle) BULL LAKE JACKSON As we experience anew the glory and wonder of Christmas, may the radiance of the Star that shone on Bethlehem bring peace and happiness to every heart. A joyous Christmas to McMULLEN 823 N GULF BLVD. PHONE BE3-3381 FREEPORT .TEXAS 1

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