The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 25, 1960 · Page 4
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Freeport, Texas
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Sunday, December 25, 1960
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J?age6 A AX .U JL> it. .«*. «J \/ O J.' V XV In Service BAUMHOLDER, GERMANY Army PFC Bobby D. Georgo, whose wife, Glinda, lives at 1233 Second St., Clute , recently participated with other personnel from Ihe 8th Division's 26th Infantry in a tactical river crossing exercise in Germany, Designed to improve the combat proficiency of the unit, the exercise featured a crossing of the Mosel river by assault boats and armored personnel carriers and the transportation O f troop by helicopter to their final fissaul position w here they cumluclu an assault under simulated com bat conditions. The eighth Infantry Division a vital clement in the NATO shield of defense in Europe. George, a wireman in the in fantry's Headquarters Compan; in Baumholder, entered the Arm; in June 1959 and completed basi< combat training at Fort Rilcy lor tyour <£oyal Patronage Lake Jackson Paint and Floor Co. 232 PLANTATION DR. LAKE JACKSON We sincerely hope that this Christmas you will receive a full share of lasting good health and happiness. Claude Crosby CROSBY PARTY BOATS FREEPORT. TEXAS Watch the fraa at all <!met to avoid fire haxardf. When It begins to dry out, taka It down! By RAYMOND A. IAJOIE Central Press Association Correspondent KCOHATING the Christmas tree Is a family affair and you probably set aside one evening for this happy project. How effective your tree looks will depend on, wllere it's placed, the size, shape and daslgn of trimmings. First of all, let It stand free and clear, between windows, In a bay, or against a long wall. Rearrange the furniture If necessary—the finest balsam fir can't help but lose some of Us stately beauty if jammed into a tiny corner of the living- room. If you like, make yaur tree the old-fashioned kind, loaded with ornaments saved through the years. Or, perhaps you prefer the modern themed tree growing in vogue of recent years- one with a definite color scheme or one which, holds just one or two kinds of ornaments. For lighting' accessories, glass or metal decorations are best 'or these are fireproof as well as attractive. If the lights and the wiring 1 have been stored from a previous year, be sure to go over the insulation inch by inch—especially where it haa been lent, twisted or knotted—as cracked insulation very frequently 'alia away and falls to protect. Don't put too many light circuits In one outlet. The fact that t worked fine that way last year doesn't mean much. Don't let lights burn overnight. And don't leave the lights on) when you leave your home for any length of time. Tour tree should be placed where it will not block aa exit to ase of fire. Alter you have opened all your Chrtetmas gifts, remove aO he gift wrappings and packing materials from your living loom and dispose of them. Use "fireproof" snow to decorate. Heap your Christmas safe and happy. Christmas Was Truly Big Day Back In Brazoria County Plantation Era (Editor's Note: Sarah Grow Boric Brow up at Eatrln Inland Planfallo which was located tthero Rostwootl Memorial Park now is. she was the las baby to be born at the plantation Iiomi while it was In the Grow family. Mrs BcrM died In Houston last spring.) By SARAH OROCE BEUIJET Weeks before Christmas ther< were great preparations going on at Eagle Island. As the family sat around the glowing fire at night they shellec pecans for the large fruit cake pecan candy, sugared pecans and salted pecans. Some of these goodies were jacked in boxes to be sent to 'riends and relatives in cities where pecans were not so abundant. Then there were the Christmas tree decorations to make. Mama wrote to- Grandmother who lived in Houston, asking her to send several sheets of gold and sliver paper. From this she made cornucopias and long chains. All the children joined in string- ng popcorn to be hung in gar- ands on the tree. There were homemade Christmas gifts, too, embroidered slippers, slipper cases, pin cushions, oot stools, and many other things. Svery stitch was taken with thought of love. At last the long-looked-for time irrived — Christmas Eve. The Captain and Courtney went to he'woods to select the prettiest ree they could find, mounting it in a wooden base.-It was brought nto the house and placed in the center of the big parlor. The decorating began, Papa and brother stood on chairs and hung the chains at the tree top under the gold star which crowned he tip. Mama and Leila tied the cormt- .abr Unions Hoping F )r Ihfyrn In Economy WASHINGTON (API-Labor un- ons enter the new year full ol ope the new national administra- on they helped elect will get the conomy moving ahead again at ull steam. The unions felt they got a cold loulder around Washington dur- ng the eight Eisenhower years. They are looking for a warmer reception after Democrat John F. Kennedy takes over. Basically, organized labor expects two tilings: 1. A pump-priming program including housing, minimum wage, education and health aid legist tion. 2. Help in getting better job security and pay raises. Kennedy was elected on a platform which supports just about everything the unions want in the way of legislation and policy, both domestic and foreign. So with those commitments, plus a heavily Democratic majority in Congress, even though not so large as in 1960, the unions are fairly confident. They remember, however, they had similar high hopes after other recent national elections only to see them dashed by inaction on labor union aims with Congress in ifn sincere appreciation for your loyalty and pcrfronage during (his pasf year ... we extend to you our heartiest wishes far a very Merry CMsfmcrs/ SOUTHERN MATERIALS J. T. SUGGS, Pres. control of a coalition of Republicans and Southern Democrats. Kennedy, they hope, can thwart such a combine. With unemployment due to hover around five million this winter, .abor will be pressing the new administration to enact measures— jrobably on an emergency basis— o extend aid to distressed areas and otherwise put idle men back o work. Labor and management, Kennedy has indicated, are going 10 lave to cooperate a great deal more to find ways to retrain workers and otherwise ease the impact of unemployment. Pleas for more labor-management cooperation came from many quarters after settlement of the record 116-day steel strike ear- y in 19GO. Joint management-union groups vere established in the steel and some other industries to consider how problems might be resolved vithout strikes. There even was a feeble try at aunching a top-level national la- »r-management conference. But such efforts never came close to elling. Kennedy probably will try to nudge along these lagging at- empts at achieving industrial peace. K. Wolens Burglarized Freeport police were called Tiursday to investigate a burg- ary of the K. Wolen Store at 308 outh Avenue A. The burglary was committed sometime Wednesday night. It vas reported by the manager, Ernest Reynolds, who told offi- ers that about ?15 had been aken from a cash drawer. Police said entry to the store vas gained by someone who made a hole in the store roof. Another tiole was found in the northwest orner of the store celling. Police Sgt. J. K. Tcasdale entered the attic through the ceiling e and reported finding a pair black imitation alligator shoes n size 614 C. Police said they thought the burglar had taken ilack cowboy boots with green The crucial bargaining situation in 1981 will be in the auto industry. Contracts expire at mid-year. Walter Reuther will be trying to break new ground in wages and other benefits. Another potential troublespot is the Teamsters Union, James R. Hoffa has announced he will try to negotiate a master contract covering 400,000 local and long dis- trance truck drivers whose contracts expire within 90 days be;inning Feb. 1. copias, which had been filled with _ them. The stockings were bulgini with nuts, candy, raisins, apples and oranges while the toys am presents were arranged on cacl side of the fireplace. Mnnin had written a letter t Santa Claus for Little Miss, ask ing for a big baby doll. Thor It lay in a cradle, made just fo her by Pnpa some weeks earlier it wsts painted white and Mam, had draped and lined it will blue silk. The doll had n lovely wax face curly hair, and big blue eyes tha could open and shut. As she lay there with her eyes closed she looked like a real live baby to Little Miss who could not see anything else. She took the doll gently in her arms and hugged it tightly, When it said "Ma-ma" she was so sur prised she almost dropped the doV on the floor. Courtney and Leila were orjual y pleased with their gifts. The tfownups exchanged presents and here were also gifts for the ser vants who had come to the back door very early calling "Christmas gift, Christmas gilt!" candy, on the tree. But, prettiest of all were the little wax candles They were in tiny brass holders which had a sharp neddle-likc prong at the bottom which was stuck.into tree limbs to hold them firm. Next the stockings were hung from the mantle over" the fireplace. The children always used Mama's long white stockings to which they pinned their names, written on a piece of paper. The whole house had been thoroughly cleaned and dusted. The hall and parlor was decorated in green vines and red berries •— smilax, holly, yaupon, and mistletoe, all of which grew abundantly in the woods around Eagle Island, About four o'clock a carriage drove up to the side gate, bring- ng several guests from Houston. An hour later another carriage irrived, bringing guests from fempstead, all relatives who lad been invited to spend Christmas at Eagle Island. Guests ncluded the Captain's young brother, Ellison, of whom they vere very fond. The house was lighted up and ooked very cheerful and festive, llass prisms of the hanging chandeliers caught the lamp light and were beautiful. After greet! ngs of "Merry Christmas", many gifts were ilaced under the tree by guests, rhe lighted candles on the tree glistened as Mama played the >!ano while the young folks joined lands and danced around the ree. About 10 p.m. the little folks vere ordered off to bed for they vere told that Santa would not come as long as they were up and iround. The.grown folks sat up awhile onger, then guests were seen to tieir rooms to enjoy a rest after lieir long journey. The lights were put out on the ree and the parlor doors were losed for the night, but "Santy 1 ound his way in to fill the stock- ngs. All were up bright and early be next day because you can't teep children in bed on Christmas morning. The grown folks vere served hot coffee in the ining roorn, then the folding oors were thrown open. The little folks made a rush or the parlor where a glowing fire in the big fireplace greeted Jane had prepared a nice breakfast but everyone was ixcitcd it grew cold before they sat down to the table. The Captain had invited a few of his friends to come for nog about U o'clock. They nnc he house guests were seated in :he long hall where Mama served hem. The morning passed quickly and it was dinner time almost before they knew it. Aunt Sally had come in the kitchen to help Jane. Togethei they prepared a wonderful feast. Grownups were seated at the large dining room table while children were at a smaller table set up at one end of the room. When all were seated they bowed their heads while Papa asked a blessing, thanking God for their friends and the food they were about to partake. The first course served was raw oysters. Then a large baked key was placed on the table in front of Papa. While he was carving it the rest of the dinner was brought it. There were candied sweet potatoes, rice, turnips and greens (Papa's favorite), corn sticks, hot rolls, baked egg plant, beets, a green salad, and last, a steam- ng plum pudding with wine WOOD EtfGHAVING SHOW S EAGLE ISLAND HOME As It Was In Days Describ ed In Accompanying Story Old-time supper worth repeat ing: fried salt pork, baked or boiled potatoes and fried eggs. This comes from New England. tops to wear as he left the store. Officers said the burglar left through a rear door after taking screws from thg_ door's hasp. Mrs. Reynolds reported to police later that a pair of man's brown dress shoes in size 11—D and a brown suede jacket, size 40, were thought to be missing from the store. MORRIS GROCERY & MARKET 323 8. Ave. D. FREEPOET May your holiday season be bright with happiness, rich In love and friendship. From All Of Us At FIRST NATIONAL BANK Of ANGLETON ANGLETON, TEXAS It was about 4 p.m. when dinner was over and more guests drove to Eagle afternoon, Island to spend bringing gifts for children. Mama played the piano while they sang several Christ- mas rnrms. uucats ftom Hon. stoil, Galveston, ana Hempstcad spent the night, and some of them stayed through the holidays Friends from Ponch Point, Bra- zorla, and Columbia drove home in the moonlight — a typical Christmas at Eagle Island. Little Miss named her doll Emily Kate. The name was dug. gcsted by Leila. Christmas night she placed the new cradle by the side of her bed and tucked Emily In very snugly. But, It was Frances Pamella, her "first love" doll, that Slept with her as usual, clasped in her little arms. n extend to you our very test wishes for a Holiday Season rich in happiness and joy. SURFSIDE MARINA 'YACHT BASIN T. H. Aves & W. J. Binyon sincerely hope that you and your loved ones will share in every Christmas pleasure. Mr. and Mrs. DIXIE BROWN And Family / V ^N . *vet us lift our voices in hymns of praise... let us hear the glory of His message, let us rejoice at Christmas.' NOEMAN WOOD WOOD TEXACO STATION HWY 288 & KYIE UOAD CUJT1

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