The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on January 27, 1969 · Page 1
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Th« Sun InviUt • MR. AND MRS. R. A. McCAIN 111 Red Bud Luc to the Branson Theater. TKto coupon good for two UckcU when presented at the Branson Box Office Good Through Jan. 28. Now Showing "THE HORSE IN THE GRAY FLANNEL SUIT" aptoUm OVER 50,000 READERS EVERY DAY YOUR HOME NfJWSPAPtR VOL 44, NO. 113 TELEPHONE NUMBER: 4224302 Monday, January 27, 1969 BAYTOWN, TEXAS, 77520 Ttn C«nH P«r Copy OTS Monday Session "CATHOLIC EDUCATION and Its Future in the Galveston Houston Diocese" will be the topic of a speech at a meeting of Home and School Association at 8 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph's School. Dr. Francis Yeager, professor at the University of Houston, will be guest speaker. Crosby Board THE CROSBY School Board is due to meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday to discuss a building program for the district. Four different building plans are currently under consideration by the board. Drug Program EAST HARRIS County Registered Professional Nurses Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sterling Municipal Library. A program on drug abuse will be presented. Baytown Films TWO FILMS, one of them made in 1938 and the other in 19-10, and featuring Goose Creek area people and Goose Creek scenes, will be shown at the Brunson Theater Tuesday in a special observance of the old City of Goose Creek's 50th birthday. One film is entitled "Our Home Town" and the other is in the nature of an "Our Gang" comedy. Many of the actors are still residents of the area. The films will be shown in addition to the regular feature. Call the Brunson, 422-8311, for exact times ^*m Welding Machine Reported Stolen Baytown police are investigating the theft of a portable welding machine and a car. Wendell T. Guinn, a Pasadena insulating contractor, discovered at 3::!0 p.m. Saturday that his JSIH) welding machine hud been removed from the mechanical room at San Jacintu Methodist Hospital where he is doing contract welding. Inesencio L. Salinas, 1121 Beech, complained to police that lie stopped at 1112 Harbor about 8:3(1 p.m. Sunday. When he returned to where he had parked his car, it was gone. The loss was valued at $1,7110. I WEATHER] CONSIDERABLE cloudiness with chance of showers through Tuesday is the Baytown area weather forecast. Temperature range expected, upper 50s to mid-70s. RITA WOMACK interested in the historical marker dedication for poet John P. Sjolander . Pat Blackburn brings a friend up to date when asked about her son. Pat quips, "You mean both boys!" Eda Mae Bass showing off her wedding story published in 1929 in The Sun during Ihe 50th Anniversary of Goose Creek Sunday at the Community Building Dr. and Mrs. Clyde Spear posing for a photo of Ihose who came to "Goose Creek" over 50 years . . . Dorothy Warner pointing out a pliolu of Chester Rogers when he was just a youngster ... Mrs. M. M. Carter wearing a dress she'd saved Irom the Goose Creek "boom" days, helped serve cookies and coffee to over 750 at the celebration . . . Homer McBride carting up a load of old telephones that were on display. Glen Rosier recuperating from a serious bout with pneumonia . . . Patricia Ball, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Ball, is now dean of students at North Dallas High School . . . I. M. (Deacon) Jone proves helpful again as Baylown's bona fide historian No Smke Charge At ... Mtmbw P.O. I.C. About 750 Attend Goose Creek Anniversary Party own Sun Photos) LC REGENTS MEET IN NEW BOARD ROOM LEE COLLEGE BOARD OF REGENTS proudly shows off its new meeting room in the college's recently completed Moody Center. The board met there for the first time last week. In the photo, left to right, are Bruce Ramsey, college district attorney- Regents John Henderson, L. J. "Bud" Marsh and Cheney R. Coker; Mrs. Dorothy Ammons, secretary to College President Dr Richard D. Strahan; College Comptroller Alvin; Miles; Dr. Strahan; Sam C. Bramlett, regents' president; Dr. James McWilliams college academic dean; Regents E. L. Gunn, Dr. Ben F. Ammons and Dr. Sam Hastings, and John Pechacek, college business manager. Two regents, Mrs. Alma Haddick and O. A. Boatrieht, were absent because of illness when this photograph was made. IN HOT WATER State Of The World FROM AP WIRES + Negotiations in the H8-day Longshoremen's strike deadlocks again over the guaranteed annual income issue. No end in sight for the Maine to Texas port walkout. Negotiations are being held in Baltimore, .Md. + Judge Edward A. llagger- ty Jr. is lapping every available source for prospective jurors in the New Orleans trials of Clay Shaw on a charge of conspiring to asassinate President John K. Kennedy. + With the worst of the nine- day storm apparently over, about 9.IHH) Californians begin returning to whatever is left of their mud-caked homes. + "We never advise a young man to refuse induction," says Hie Rev. Philip G. Stephun, Lutheran chaplain at the University of Houston and secretary of the recently formed Draft Counseling Service. + President Nixon adds something new to the While House scene — church services in the executive mansion's East Koom. + Senate Democrat Leader Mike Mansfield says Nixon ad- minislralioii is off to "a good beginning" in taking over U.S. role at Vietnam peace talks in Paris. •f U.S. Navy says improved destruction equipment was installed in sister ship of Pueblo after the intelligence vessel was captured by North Korea. + Police battled young Czechs trying to memorialize Jan Palach in VVencelas Square and arrested three of them. Thousands attended the funeral of young man who burned himself to death in-protest of Russian occupation of his country. + Court of inquiry called to investigate seizure of Pueblo calls into closed session an admiral who inspected the vessel before it steamed for North Korea with what the skipper called inadequate guns. + Fifteen Iraqis convicted of spying for Israel hanged in main square of Baghdad. Nine of them were Jews, which reportedly outraged Israeli newspapers. -f A 21-hour curfew is clamped on wide activities of Kuraclii as anti-government rioting spreads through West Pakistan's biggest city. VATICAN CITY (AP) - Re>orts of a postponed consistory, he arrest of two American >riests and a proposal for a schism in Holland over the weekend underlined the continuing ferment in the Roman Catholic Church. The Vatican's official spokesman called it "stupid," but reports persisted Sunday that Pope Paul VI postponed a win- ;er consistory after two or three bishops turned down a cardinal's red hat because they dif- Trouble Reportedly Puts Off Catholic Consistory Register To Vote Before Next Friday Baytown League of Women Voters this week are registering voters at several locations to iclp voters meet the Jan. 31 deadline. Registration is being held from 10a.m. to2p.m. Monday through Friday at Citizens National Bank. (See REGISTRATION FORM, Page 10) Hours are from9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Gibson's, Sears, Kmart, Lee College and Sterling Municipal Library, The women will be registering from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday only at Humble Oil and Refining Co.'s Bay town Refinery and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday only at the Esso Research and Engineering Co. The project is being handled by the Voters Service Committee of the League of Women Voters, with Mrs. Key Sandow serving as committee chairman. ed with his policies dividing the Church. The reports, carried in some French and Italian newspapers, said the issue most likely to cause any churchman to reject elevation to the cardinalte would be birth control. A wave of dissent has rocked the Church since Pope Paul published his encyclical last July reaffirming the church's ban on mechanical and chemical contraceptive devices. "There is no truth to this," said the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Fausto Vallainc, the Vatican's official spokesman. But a Vatican source said a consistory to fill vacancies in the College of Cardinals, which now is down to 102 members, definitely was in the making in December and had been expected to be called this month. It now is expected between Easter and June, the source said. One account said Pope Paul (See CATHOLIC, Page 2) FKITX LANHAM Baytown City Manager LanhamTo Speak In Oklahoma LUBBOCK (Spj - Fritz Lan ham, Baytown city manager, will be among the speakers at the 14th annual Southwest Park and Recreation Training Insti tute to be held Feb. 2-5 at Lake Texoma State Park in Kingston, Okla. His talk, "The City Manager's Role in Parks and Recreation," will be given at the closing general session Feb. 5. The annual program is conducted by Texas Technological College's Department of Park Administration and Horticulture under the sponsorship of the American Park and Recreation Society, the National Recreation and Park Association, and the Oklahoma Industrial Development and Park Department. About-500 persons from a nine- slate area are expected to attend the conference, which has "Conservation of Urban and Suburban Environments" as its theme. "This year's program is one of the most all-inclusive we have had, and we expect it to be one of the most interesting, instructional and challenging of the series," said Dr. James W. Kitchen, Tech professor and program chairman. Two Sets Of Twins On Job Problem For Baytown Boss By RON LKNNAKD Norman Hargrave, manager of Holiday Inn, has a problem and it has him seeing double. Working at ftie inn are two sets of twins, David and Homer Thomas, 19, sons of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Thomas, 301 W. Republic; and Thclma and Velma Berwick, also 19, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Berwick of High Island. The Berwick twins live here at 2209 Garth Road. Both sets of twins confess they have caused some confusion in other places than the Holiday Inn. Homer (or was il pavid?) (See PICTURE, Page ToT said he remembers an imusing incident that happened while both were in the ninth grade at Robert E. Lee High School. "They had to separate us because the teacher was afraid of 'posting one or the other's grades on the wrong report card," one of Ihe twins said. "I suppose he also wzmted to make sure we didn't stand in for each other on any of the tests, too," Homer said. Velma (or was it Thelma?) said she was quite surprised to nd out one afternoon at the !igh Island High school the wins attended thai she got entention for something her ister did. My sister thought it as funny, but I didn't laugh,' he said "Onanother occasion, we were t a movie with two boys from lie school, and we went to get ome popcorn. When we got back o our seats we switched and the oys never knew about it for i ong lime" the twins laughed. David and Homer are at ending Lee Co'lege. "We're sed to having people getting us onfused," the Thomas twins aid. "We find il easier just to verlook il than Iry to unravel it f il is anything important, we rief each other," David said The Thomas twins worked in wo different places lor a shor me. When David would visi lomer, or vice versa, at work, it SHOP 9:30 TO 9:00 wasn't unusual for a dining customer lo slop Ihe visiting twin and request him to bring some more butter. "We always complied customer and nobody ever knew the difference ... not even the owner," Homer recalled. Hargrave said he tells the Thomas twins apart by the watches they wear. "With Ihe girls, I have them wear Iheir hair in a different style when they work and it makes it a litlle easier," Hargrave said. "ft gets a little amusing sometimes. A customer the other day was talking toThelma ... or was il Velma . . . anyway, aboul five minules later the other twin passed his table and he called her back. "Boy, I've seen some fast changes before in my life, but the way you've done your hair up in a completely different style like lhal sure beats any record, 1 bet," the customer said. "Sometimes 1 gel the feeling! Ihe Iwo sets of twins swap their lu»ir-dos and watches . . . jusl lo prove to me lhal I am seeing | double-double," Hargrave sui,d. Nixon Says He Wants To Cut LBJ's Budget By JOHNELLA BOYNTON An estimated 750 persons Sunday attended an open house at Baylown's new Community Building to observe the 50th anniversary of the old City of Goose Creek. Highlight of the occasion was a slide show of early scenes of the Goose Creek area narrated by A) Chappell, division manager of General Telephone Co. Early residents of the area — those who came in 1920 or before — who were present at the open house were given recognition by Mayor Pro Tern A. M. "Andy" Braswell. Braswell presided over the program in the absence ol Mayor Seaborn Cravey, whc was ill. Members of the Lum Roark Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and members of the Baytown Genealogical Society served coffee and cookies and registered guests. They were dressed in styles of 1919. A centerpiece on the refreshment table was a flower-bedecked replica of an oil derrick spouting "black gold." Outside the Community Building, two vintage automobiles were on display. Inside the building, displays of the early pictures and other historical material — including the minutes of the meetings of the old Goose Creek City Council — were arranged. The City of Goose Creek was incorporated on Jan. 28, 1919. It retained its identity as an incorporated city until 1948 when it was consolidated with the City of Pelly, which had previously annexed the unincorporated City of Baytown. During Chappell's slide presentation, a 10-minute silent film classic, Charlie Chaplin's "Face on the Bar Room Floor," was shown. Arrangements for the open house were made in less than a week's time by a group of interested citizens organized by City Councilman Albert Fan- esliel. Other city councilman helped in the arrangements. Norman D'Olive and I. M. "Deacon" Jones helped especially in gathering data for the historical exhibits. City Recreation Director Ken Persenaire was chairman of general arrangements. City Manager Fritz Lanham and his staff cooperated with the efforts, rushed through the print- ing of special programs. Members of the Robert E. Lee High School choir, directed by Jack Walton, sang at 3:30 p.m. Chappell presented the slide show twice during the afternoon at 2 p.m. and at 4 p.m. A barbershop quartet, the Chem-Tones, performed at 1 p.m. Trustees Will Name Equalization Board The school board Monday night is due to appoint the 1969 board of equalization when it meets at 7:30 p.m. at the School administration building. The board is also due to hear a report from Trustee Glenn Lippman on his committee's work in developing procedures for the selection of a new superintendent to succeed Supt. George H. Gentry. The board is also due to consider bids which have been received for a new truck,»a new tractor and new stage lights for Robert E. Lee High School. The board is also due to receive a report on progress in the school district's current building program from Deputy Supt. W. D. Hinson and Architects James A. "Bitsy" Davis and Lowell Lammers. Director of Cafeterias Mrs. Edythe Musick, at the board's request, is submitting a list of needs and "wants" for new equipment in the school district's cafeterias. The board will also be asked to approve a request for the Robert E. Lee High School band to attend the Buccaneer Music Festival in Corpus Christi on May 2-3. Undecided On Area To Start WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon said today he wants to cut former President Lyndon B. Johnson's $195-billion budget but cannot yet predict where reductions can be made. Nixon told his first presidential news conference that Budget Director Robert P. Mayo has directed all departments and agencies to seek savings in the Johnson budget for two reasons: First, because the new administration would like to reduce the over-all spending total. Second, because "we'd like to leave room for some of the new programs of this administration." LATE NEWS WASHINGTON (AP) - A unanimous Supreme Court today prohibited courts throughout the land from deciding matters of church doctrine. The far-reaching ruling said the Constitution forbids civil courts from reaching to "the very core of a religion" and determining if a church is adhering to its doctrines. The immediate effect is to bar courts from settling property disputes that hinge on controversies over religious doctrine and practice. It is likely to forestall break- ways by dissident local churches whose congregations disagree with the philosophy and policies of the parent church bodies. The ruling directly involved the million-member Presbyterian Church in the United States (Southern) and its dispute with two local churches in Savannah, Ga. In 1966 the membership of the local churches, Hull Memorial and Eastern Heights, voted to withdraw from the general church and reconstitute themselves as an autonomous Presbyterian organization. The congregations objected to various stands taken by the parent church, including support for civil disobedience as a last-ditch means of achieving civil rights. Marker Will Preserve Poet John Sjolander's Memory (KIMTOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a series of articles about the Cedar Bayou poet John Peter Sjolander, whose poems and stories have been widely published in America and Europe.) By WANDA ORTON "1 just knew there was a Sjolander Road," a Baytown woman remarked last week. "I didn't know about the poet." Her discovery, echoed by many others, was spurred by the newly installed Texas historical marker honoring the late poet John Peter Sjolander at 6330 Sjolander Road. Because of the marker, many Baytonians who were not aware of this fine poet are at last learning about the "Bard of Cedar Bayou." How did this brilliant young Viking from Hudiksvall, Sweden, come to Cedar Bayou nearly a century ago? Biographical data reveals events just as exciting and fascinating as any of the poems conjured by this man of letters. A brush with the Franco Prussian War, rebellion against slate religion and escape from a tyrannical ship captain are true- life chapters in the life of John P. Sjolander, whose last name, literally, means "Sea-Lander." Plying the bays and bayous of southeast Texas after his arrival in Galveston in 1871, Sjolander came to have the same mystical respect for these waterways as Mark Twain held for the Mississippi. FULL SERVICE NO SERVICE CHARGE CITIZENS NATIONAL Bank & Trust Co Perhaps it was a blessing in disguise that Sjolander was denied public schooling back in Sweden. From his mother he received an exquisite education at home, learning several languages and delving deeply into literature. The Swedish government would not allow young Sjolander in public schools because of his father's nonconformity. A Swedish naval officer, his father was dismissed from the service for refusing to adhere to the stale religion. Taking to seafaring in his own vessel, the elder Sjolander was drowned when it wrecked. John Peter was five years old when his home education began. "We spoke Swedish, English and German by turns, a day of each," he once told an interviewer. At the age of 11 he was reading Scott's "Lady ol the Lake" and "Marmion" which remained his favorite poem. He learned to admire the poet (Sec MARKER, Page 2) WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon said today he was open co any suggestion for cooling off the Middle East crisis because "the next explosion in the Middle East could very well involve a confrontation of the nuclear powers." Nixon said he plans to spend the whole day next Saturday discussing the Middle East situation with his top advisers "just as we devoted the whole day on (last) Saturday to Vietnam." Last Saturday Nixon met with policymakers including Secretary of State William P. Rogers and Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird at a session of the National Security Council. Questioned at a news conference, the new chief executive said various proposals had been offered for an approach to settling the Arab-Israeii conflict. Among these he listed four-power talks advocated by France, working through the United Nations, and two-power talks between the Soviet Union and the United States. WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon said today the Paris peace talks on Vietnam "are off ;o a good start" under his new administration. He said that is the U.S. view, aut added: "Now, of course, what is involved is what happens on the other side." Nixon told his first White House news conference the United States has offered an agenda, "a laundry list," of possible agreements on specific points. 'Where we go from here depends on what the other side offers in turn," Nixon said. The White House East Room was the setting for Nixon's first question-and-answer session as President. The initial question: His plans for a legislative program? "I shall have a major legislative program to present to the Congress this year," Nixon said. Asked to list problems requiring his most urgent attention, Nixon said that during his first week they have concerned foreign policy. DAUGHTER EXHIBITS MEMENTOS MRS. E. L. SCOTT, daughter of the late John Peter Sjolander, holds • sketch drawn of h«r father many years ago by a visiting newspaperman. On the table U the typewriter used by her father and framed pages of his poems that appeared In various magazine*. The thick book on the table U h« father's 200-year.old Swedish Bible. (B.ytown Sun Photo.)

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