The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 25, 1960 · Page 1
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CHWSfAIAS AT EAGLE ISLAND PLANTATION-PAGE 6 VOL. 48 NO. 260 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25, 196<f Weather Cast Cloudy with occasional light rain and little change in temperature, High Saturday 5^, Low Sunday morning 45, High Sunday 57. Tide Schedule Saturday: High 7:02 p.m. Low 11:41 p.m. PRiCE~10c Chief Economic Adviser Chosen HOUSING DIRECTOR SOUGHT Clute Renewal Recertified The Clute City Council approved the rccertification of Urban newal plans Thursday night after report on progress and plan! was made by C. A. Tracy, Clute UR director. Plans were worked out by Council and Tracy to advertise or a Clute housing director who vould work with the UR program as well as perform city duties. The housing director's salary has not been set, but the city's budgeted $125 a month will be sup- ilemented by UR funds in hiring he housing director. Applicants for the post should lave experience and ability !o andle the job which includes building inspection, Tracy said Applications may be mailed to Tracy at Box 33, Clute. Tracy told the Council that the rccertification report he preparec is a routine yearly procedure to inform the Regional UR Office 31 ordinances passed by the city during the year and listing other improvements. The report also reaffirms the city's intention to carry on with the UR program plans. Tracy displayed a plan for the JR area bounded by East Maiu, South Main, Shanks Street and ^ake Jackson Road. He said the plan had the • approval of FHA engineers and UR engineers. He said it corrected two situations, the scattered business sections and cases where a building would front on one street, with the rear of the building on an other street. The outstanding feature of the plan was the fact that all UR housing would be eligible for FHA loans and more liberal conventional loans, Tracy said. He told the Council that the plans had been viewed and discussed by the Clute Planning Commission at an informal meet- ng, and members gave unofficial approval to them, with further action torcome at a regular meeting. Tracy said Friday that after Council approval the plans will be brought to residents of Clute so they may become acquainted with the improvements planned lor the UR area. He said the only cost to \b? city in carrying out the UR program would be the paving of the city's main arteries i n c 1 u ding Main Street. "The only money the city spends is money it would have to spend anyhow," Tracy said. The Council had expressed its desire to.fiegai work on a bond program for city paving at a previous meeting, in view o* submitting Ihe bonds to a vote with the April city election Yule Seeks Out Shutins By POLLY O'CONNELL Christmas is unlike any other ime of year. Weary Christmas Eve shoppers suddenly find hey are smiling at exhausted tore clerks. Clsrks find they re returning the smiles. Shoper and clerk alike are going o be spending Christmas with icir families soon. There are always s9me people who will not be with their families, however. Some are in hospitals, some are in jails and prisons, and some will bs working as usual - in some cases 3 ' '^ trimmings. thev are work-in, haV,. tv-l celve th = ir roeals on they are working harder than usual. Brazosport Memorial Hospital personnel had on hand Friday about 14 cardiac, fracture ^—~^ „ ^____ M°j uuuut LI tuiuiaL, iractur Painters Learn How Santa Feels There's a group of Brazosport craftsmen who on Christmas Eve night will feel, though they can't see, the joy their skilled hands have caused. • They will know that about that time at least _ 53 kids will be delightedly pulling, toys from under'Ch'ristmas trees that were bare before the men made their visits Saturday morning. Santa is getting old, and sometimes, he misses a few. These are some of the kids he might have missed. Members of Painters Local 1848 knew they AT SWEENY didn't have much time when they started on the project about two weeks ago. But they were as long on skill as they were short on time. They started with the toys that had already been turned over to the volunteers at FnSS port Fire Station No. 2. Most of these needed some degree of repair, and all were in need of the one item the craftsmen were best equipped to furnish — a new paint Job. • A double garage at the home of Johnny Segler, a member- of the local who lives at 839 Elm in Late Barbara, was converted into a repair shop for renovating the heavy toys. Dolls were farmed out to the members'- wives, to gain a new glow or. their countenances and new clothes. Names of children who would need to..*«ir'H Christmas were furnished by the Rev. '1 C. Harper, president of the Erazospon Ministerial Alliance, from lists compiled by that organization. When they found that the amount of toys and number of names were not going to come out even, the painters appealed to merchants. Francis Swann, of Western, Auto; Jim Nobles, Goodyear; and Mac McCullom, Firestone, made up the difference. The donated toys came out hev*?many e ' throughout painters were heeded to __.... . throughout Brazosport. * Pickup Schedule Ordered Kept Tho Sweeny City Council heard progress reports on street and drainage work, authorized the purchase of a radio for the chief of police's car, and discussed the garbage pickup schedule at their regular meeting Tuesday night. City Engineer S. A. Russell re- ported on the various projec under construction by the city an the county, which included wor done in a new subdivision, drain age work being done by the countj in the area of Hackberry an Pine Streets, and the progress bt ing made on the water treatin plant. He said that the constructioi work is showing surprising pro gress despite the very bad weath ber. He concurred with the com cil when they authorized a JU 000.00 payment to the Layne Te\ as Company for work performet MRS. J. C. PATTEN of FP recuperating from recent sur Eery.,. BILLY MARLVM, former sher Iff's department dispatcher, horn from Uiu Army to spend th holidays with his parents, MI and MRS, JORDAN MARIAM n Clute. , . MR. and MRS. W. F. McIL JIENNY of LJ, hardly able i believe they Iiave a daughter n ELIZABETH ANN Is the firs girl born in the MclLHENNV family In three generations. . MR. and MRS. C. N. BRID GES and son NEEL of Paradise and MR. and MRS. P. H. BRAS WELL JR., visiting over the holi days with the!r parents and grand parents, MR. and MRS. P, II BRASWELL SR. of FP .. . DON WILSON, writing from Corpus Cliristl that a change in his plans kept him from writing his regular "Letter" for t h i i Issue of Tho Facts. . . JANE MORRIS mid JERRV CRAIG, celebrating Christmas Day birthdays. . . MRS. J. P. THOMAS, home from the hospital and reported to be doing nicely. . , BECKY and CURTIS JENKINS mid family off to spend the noil days with her parents. . . MARGARETTE and JOHN RATHKE, spending Christmas with relatives in Huntevllle, = , 1 Shopping DayTil CHRISTMAS to date on plant. the water treating Mrs. Ashbrook Is Winner At Sweeny Mrs. W. A. Ashbrook was thi winner of the prize for the bes overall outdoor Christmas scene in the Sweeny home decoration contest sponsored this year by the Crape Myrtle Garden dub, Com munity Public Service, and Lions. , Jnycees . Mrs. C. E. Cittman had the best door decoration and the Bill Mas- icy home the best window decor. In the interior Christmas table decoration division, Mrs. Gordon am was the winner. Judges in the contest were Mrs, R. L. Hanson, Mrs. A. G. Dingle, and Mrs. H. C. Hayslip, all oJ 3razorla. NASSER THREATENS WAR President Nasser of the United Arab Republic has warned that il srael begins to make an atomic bomb, it means the beginning of var with his country. Nasser said in a speech in Puii Said that the. UAR will attack .sraeli research centers if neces- bary to keep Israel from turning ut nuclear weapons. The garbage schedule as it is now operated came in for an airing following a complaint issued by Councilman M. R. Heickmann. Heickmann told the council that many citizens did not get their garbage picked up last week because the trucks run one day ahead of schedule in one section up on Wednesday morning. City Water Commissioner C. E. ~"!™iri' -?;,P«i!?>.'-4l thiii. <••.':_ .<«•!when the garbage pickup is light often the trucks continue on a route- that they would not normally find time to do until the next lay when the garbage load is heavy. Mayor Ray Whitmire and the council agreed that a firm schedule should be adopted, and a "breaking point" for each day's run be set and strictly adhered o in order that the citizens would know which day the pickup will be made at their home. McKinney said the schedule vould be studied and breaking Minis for each day's run be es- abllshed in the future. The council also agreed that the rates to the garbage dump be eft unlocked on Christmas, and he following day in order that of town and the citizens had not set their garbage out on Tuesday because they expected the pick- citizens desiring to dispose of extra cartons or Christmas trees would have access to the dump. Police Chief Alex Hood asked the council for permission to install a radio in the police car. The council authorized its purchase, but the cost was not .v,t-^ m. Chief Hood also discussed with the council their feelings on nis applying for a deputy sheriff's commission. He told the counci he thought the extra authority would enable him to better carry out his work as Chief of Police for the city. He pointed out that the Ashley Wilson Road is a "favoriae race track," and since only part of it is in tlie city limits, he has no authority to appreliened a speeder once he leaves the city limits. He gave several other similar references where the additional authority would enable him to do a better job of his policing. The council agreed with his rea- oning on the matter and said hey had no objections to his applying for the commission. PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) P r e s i d e n t-Elect Kennedy has named Dr. Walter Heller as chairman of his council of economic advisers. Holler is a University of Minnesota economist and tax scholar. The 45-year-old Heller was with the President-Elect when the appointment was announced at a news conference in Palm Beach. In a discussion with newsmen. Heller said there has been a business recession for six months. He added that the economy has been lagging for three and one-h a 1 f years. In reply to a question, Heller jsaid lie favors a policy of explor- | ing the idea of adjusting taxes to economic conditions. While he did not say so specifically, he apparently was endorsing the idea of a possible tax reaction in times of recession. Kennedy called Heller one of the country's most distinguished economists. The President-Elect referred to Heller as having interests in the public policy problems facing the United States. Kennedy also said of Heller: "Ho is eminently qualified to conduct the larger responsibilities that I envisage fur the council of I economic advisers." 1 Tiie President-Elect said he intends to return to what he termed the spirit of the fullemployment | act of 1946, under which the coun- prison c '' of advisers was set up. Kennedy also announced that he iand Douglas Dillon, who will be ^de^rat, n ons a i"ch C ri":!lr ^P^^cTSM •ee has been placed in the | policies ' b ; room where the 060} H e made this remark in corn- will have a special i me nting oh reports that President •:^mas dinner as usual. ; Eisenhower . had urged Dillon, a »d h r c^s c "rS;!r?^ ^ pnaazea on _ Lnristmas unless, checker ^ CQm p eUUve tourna- j Eisenhower took the position that, s will run through Tues-!if Dillon did entei' the Cabinet, ward" Friday were"expected" to' u " y -,f riz&3 to lhe winners a"; he should get a commitment from b7 E oine home for Snntv,licit i U3UaUy Choiee foods - ^ ^ j Kennedy .in \vi-iting tiwt,he would Be going home for Santas visit., holf , frjed chicKen _ or £omc -ihayc.a free hand in making fiscal miedy.-said Dil- sucli commit- , Kennedy, said, •been given. . commented: "A Presi- Ident can't enter into treaties with members." and other cases they expect to stay through Christmas. The patients who are not on special diets will enjoy a duly Christmas, Warden L. G. Bounds said Friday. The several Christmas pro- aijunu* uiuua wiii enioy a Christmas turkey dinner wllh j 8™** witn prisoners as partic- all the trimmings. All will re- i 'P ants Set underway Saturday ; dec-1 evening. The entire orated In gay covers. Guest'building is decorated with na- trays will be served to the pa-j tive tients' Christmas visitors. ! „„,, Christmas carolers churches and high school were scheduled to add extra cheer to the hospital on Christmas i Eve and Christmas. : Dow Hospital authorities uirougnout Brazosport. , .;• . .. ; «vm» maue oy me juow nos-j Ail regain-hoii-'avs are vki ' Kennc Then.the painters could spenchihs^vening | Pital. Auxiliary will decoraleUors day at Clemens so mi-v of i dcnt ca at home and know how Santa Cla'us ; feels'. ~j iach *«/• Al l employees will| lbe pr ; soner3 will see ^jy; Cabinet . Tlitin^'rhri.t^L. .•- .„_ ? nd 1 f iend s at Christmas. After j ristmas tree in the hospital patio was lighted Dec. 1. Smaller Christmas trees were donated for the childrens' ward. A unique Christmas tree from an anonymous donner was decorated with 125 Christmas corsages lor hospital; female employees. . Carolers, groups ranging from church choir members to Brownie Scouts, were expected a™ U ' s work as usual at I Marine News SECRETARY RESIGNS Ciute City Secretary F. M, Sanders, let J. is pictured as he handed his letter of resignation io Clute Mayor L. V. Con- ovor during Thursday night'* City Council meeting. Sanden, who has held the job since September, 1958. will go to work for the county next month, he (aid. The resignation is effective Jan. IS. Mrs. Snow Wins Yule Decor Prize Mrs. Joe Snow of W2 East Cedar won the'trophy for the best ntry in the annual outdoor de- oratlon contest judged in Angle- Mi Thursday night. Mrs. Snow's Isplay showed pixies — one of lem on a step ladder — decorat- ig a tree. The entry took first lace in the outdoor traditional ategory. Second place in that category ent to Mrs, J. S. Montgomery r. of 1112 Morningside for a splay of ringing bells placed ear the doorway of her home. Mrs. E. G. Boehm of 60S South Evans won first place in outdoo religious decorations. Her entrj was a Christmas scene und gree! ing done in silver against a brown garage wall. Second place in tha category went to Mrs. Roy My rick of 130-1 North Rock Island whose display was a small churcl building with music. Mrs. Leerie Giese of 605 South Evans won first plarfi in window decorations. A grand piano in her liome was placed near a picture window with candles and sheet music for "Silent Night" carry- ng out the Clu-istmas theme. Four Year Old Struck By Car Has Surgery A four year old Angleton boy as seriously injured when a car truck him about noon Friday, Michael Fuchs, son of Mr. and rs. John Fuchs of Angleton, re- civcd head injuries and was tal and then transferred to Methodist Hospital in Houston. The child was playing near his home on Evans Street with several other children when the accident occurred. Jukeu. first to Uw Angleton Hospi. i No investigation of the accident lias yet been made by officers since they were not immediately notified. The child underwent about four hours of surgery in Houston and chances for his recovery appear good. Second place went to Mrs. \V K. McDaniel of 800 Caiman Drive Her window decoration was ii traditional theme and showed £ Christmas tree, stockings, snow men suj, Ou'stairs cards. Winner of first prize for door decoration was Mrs. Marvin E Russell of 1 Pine Place, whose modern Santa Claus was shown in Thursday's Facts. Mrs. Ro bert Munson of 1000 Miller won second prue for a doorway d e- coratlon on a foil Christmas tree on a white oilcloth background, Mrs, Jack Meyer of 608 North- riugc Fiaeu won first prize for overall decorations which included a Santa Claus in the yard, poiii- settias on the front door, an arch- vay of pine and lights across tha doorway, und Cliristmas trees at wo windows. Second place for overall decora- iojis went to Mrs, Homer Speai f 3 Palm Place for a snow family including a snow man and his wife and three children, as well as decorative lanterns spelling out season's greetings. There were 32 entiles in the contest. Judges commented on a number of decorations which they considered outstanding but could not judge since they had not '>een entered in the contest. All the entries were oJ exceptional quality with all 10 prize winners receiving scores of 90 or above, thei judges said. A dinner party honored the out of-town contest judges. Hostess 'or the affair was Mrs. K. L. iwedlund. An informal coffee was ield at (he liumu ul Mis. James Boyd before judging began. The annual contest was sponsored by the Angleton, Four Seasons and Evergreen Garden Clubs and the Angleton Chamber of Commerce. Sun Data Sets Saturday 5:28 p.m. Rises Sunday 7:H a.m. Sets Sunday 5:28 p.m. to brinjg songs on Saturday and Sunday, Chief Deputy Bob Elder of the Brazoria County Sheriff's Department said Friday that about 25 men charged with fel- . Christmas in County jail. There were no women in mates with felony charges a that time. Some of the prisoners re ceived a Christmas gift from th Sheriffs Department — the were allowed to leave jail ahea of time if their fines for fight ing or being drunk were almos served out. As many prisoner as possible are released a Christmas. Elder added that some o them are back in jail befor Christmas is over occasionally People arrested during th Christmas holidays are pro cessed as fast as possible in ar •anging'bonds and paying fines o they con return to their fam- lies. All cases are handled a •peadily a.J possible all the time Slder said. Trusties of the jai vere decorating a Christmas ree in the jail lobby Friday making most of their ornaments, but some were brough n by relatives. On Christmas inmates will be erved a turkey dinner with Iressing, cranberry sauce, po atoes. fresh fruit salad, and ther trimmings. The usua! unday church' services will be eld, provided by various lurches. Elder ssid Christmas carolers from a school choir were expected on Christmas Eve. Christmas is no holiday for the deputies. Only those whose day off falls on Christmas will be off duty. Deputies accentuate their highway patrol during holidays in. an effort to save lives and cut down on traffic accidents. , At Clemens Prison Farm near Brazoria, the inmates' Christmas begins Saturday and runs through Tuesday, Guards and other employees who had Thanksgiving off will be on Clemens Police of Brazosport cities will work as usual. They hope' Christmas is quiet and no one isi hurt or killed, but they cannot j afford to count on it. i People who need milk, bread,! gasoline and a few other items; can always find somewhere toj purchase them on Christmas, as a few people keep businesses open Sundays, Christmas, and i holid, lays. S/s Hellenic Splendor Due Dec. 24 Brazos Harbor S/s Albert E. Watts Due Dec, 27 Phillips Dock S/s Aneos Due Dec. 27 Brazos Harbor S/s Navtero Due Dec. 28 Brazos Harbor HOME-GROWN CHRISTMAS TREE Gingar Haggard, employee in the Gas and Water depart- muni nt Dow's Texas Division, adjusts an icicle on iha di> vision'* Srytofoam Christmas tree, mads entirely from pro* ducts hi th« Freoport division.

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