The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on September 18, 1968 · Page 6
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Freeport, Texas
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Wednesday, September 18, 1968
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THE BKAZOSPOUT FACTS | FREEPORT, TEXAS, Wtdneaday, Sept., It, I96« Section I COUNTY ASENT There are new rules for Fair exhibitors By L. M. VAUGHAN County Agr'l. Agent Livestock exhibitors at the 1968 Brazorla County Fair should study the catalog closely to determine the changes that have been put Into effect this year. Health certificates will be required on all livestock, poultry and rabbits. This means that all horses, cattle, sheep and hogs will need health certificates before they will be accepted by the show. To get a health certificate on horses, sheep and steers they must be checked by a veterinarian and the veterinarian must certify that the animal Is in good health at the time this certificate Is issued. In addition to being in good health, breeding cattle must show a negative tuberculosis test and brucellosis test except those animals that have been officially brucellosis vaccinated by a veterinarian. Hogs must be vaccinated for cholera using MLV alone at least 14 days before the show or MLV with serum within 10 days of the show or with serum alone within 10 days of the show provided that each hog treated with serum alone must be temperatured at the time of Injection and temperature not exceed 104 degrees. This Is necessary before the Vet will Issue a health certificate on hogs. Breeding cattle must be Identified by ear tag or tattoo on certificates. Other livestock may be Identified by brief description. These new health regulations are In cooperation with the Texas Ani- mal Health Commission and the same rules will apply to all major livestock shows. Dr. H, H. Payne, district veterinarian with the Texas Animal Health Commission, has Informed me that a representative of the Texas Animal Health Commission will be present at the Fair on Monday, Oct. 7, to check health certificates as these animals . are brought In to the show. Bedding hay this year will be handled on a concession basis. When exhibitors check in their livestock the initial bedding will be furnished to the exhibitor. This hay must be picked up from the hay concession with a slip which will be issued at the time of entry. Any additional bedding hay used by the exhibitor must be purchased by him from the hay concession or he may bring it from home. The hay concession will be on the grounds and open all day Monday, Oct. 7, from 6 a.m. to 7 p,m. Tuesday through Saturday the concession will be open from 6:30 until 8 a.m. and from 5 until 7 p.m. each day. Livestock entries in the junior show will be received beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7. All entries must be in by 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7. Poultry entries will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7. These are some of the more important changes that exhibitors.should be made aware of. There are some minor changes in all divisions, however, and the catalog should be studied closely so that exhibitors will be aware of their responsibilities this year. Politics for film stars was once discouraged HOLLYWOOD (AP) Myrna Loy looks with faint amusement at the feverish political activities by film figures to this year's campaigns. She can remember when the practice was not so popular. The New York-based star has been here for her 103rd movie, "April Fools," with Jack Lemmon, Catherine D«- neuve and Charles Boyer.Her only regret over the assignment was that U kept her from attending th» Democratic National Convention, where she had hoped to work for her candidate, Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy. "I'm still nursing my wounds over his loss," she •mited. But she suspects that she will to campaigning for Hubert H. Humphrey come fall, "be- cauM I'm to concerned with the attack by Nixon and the Rupllcans on the judiciary." Unlike some performers who have recently discovered political consciences, campaigning has long been a way of life for Miss Loy. It la a matter of conviction, sine* speech-making does not coma •asy to Iwr; ah* is naturally shy and soft-spoken, But a political conscience was in- Stilled during her early years. "When I went back to Montana to bury my mother last year," sh* said, "I visited the state capital at Helena. They showed me the applica* ti<*> my father had mad* to run for the legislature, He was only about 22 at the time, but ha won tha election and •enwd on* ttrm," tier fatter was a Republican, bar mother a Democrat; the maternal influenca prevailed. Wiwa Myrua was » rdifning star at MGM in tte |*3Qf, ate taat heroamatoti* campaigns of Franklin D, Rooaavatt, This did not help bar relations with tha studio 1099, Louis B. May«r, whoM paraonal baro was Herbert Hoover, Ste and May«r bad r*fwat«d batttos. puring that period in Hollywood hi»tory, ftudio heads* 4i*couraf«d political activity by ttelr stars, arguing that it would alianate a larg« por- |iOB of tte raovto audUttC*. MU« Loy (alt tte company M> OJM notable pit day in 1»M, ste ajd Arthur Hornbtow waw iiw at tteUr Malibu W4V» tte f UMM V«f 9 o« tte teacb, Myroa MMHiSf |oaradloap»9cn MM** by DM reported the sell-out of his > country at Munich. She was 90 moved that she dispatched a cable of sympathy to Masaryk. "After the broadcast, he walked back to his apartment whith Ed Murrow and the first message he received was mine," she said, "He sent me a cable of thanks, and he told the press of my message. The news got back to Germany, and my pictures were banned." She received a sharp reprimand from the New York sales department of MGM. But it didn't change her attitude toward political activity. Her public duties became intensified after her departure from MGM. In 1950,Secretary of State Dean Acheson appointed her member-at-large on the U.S. commission of UNESCO, and she served for three and a half years. She campaigned with Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt for Adlai Stevenson in 1956, and has •erved as co-chairman of the Advisory Council of the National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing, Miss Loy believes the advent of other show business personalities to politics this year is a healthy sign. SIM herself plans to confine har activities to nonetective posts. "I've had offers to run for office in New York, but that's not for me," she said firmly. Permit asked for wharf, boat house Request for a permit to construct a boat house and wharf on the San Bernard Riv«r has been made by Wiley Thomas of AngUton, Thomas proposes to maintain an existing bulkhead, construct a boat house and slip 36 by 90 feet, and to cor- struct a wharf seven by five feet with an L-tead, 25 by five feet. Location of the structures would be on the right side of tte river about six miles south of Bracoria, Tte cbannelward face of the wterf woul<? be 100 feet from tte tear bottom edge of tte channel. For further la/orroation, plan* may bt a*«n in Room 714, LIGHTCRUST FLOUR ALL PRICES GOOD IN ANGLETON t FREEPORT! Ill WITH SS 00 PIIBC HAS! You pay no mpre. for QUALITY FOODS! MARYLAND CLUB I U.S.D.A. INSPECTED LB Ground Meat"",. 791 Chili Meat LI. 45* Round Roast ";, 59 * Chuck Roast II. 49 Chuck Steak LI. 59 Short Ribs LI. 39 Rump Roast LI. 69 c Round Steak ... 98 ARMQUR ROLL SAUSAGE II. 49 IONELESS •Wflffe STEW MEAT .79* SHOULDER W •• ROUND STEAK ,65* SEVEN IONE 65e SEVEN ION! STEAK LB. 69 CLUB STEAK LB. 89 < ROAST PIKES PEAK II. 89 ROUND-ROAST ,89< SIRLOIN STEAK ,98* RIB STE^K t LI 79 UNCLE WIUIAMS CAN PORK 'N BEANS 8 eft's 1.00 LIMIT(l) WITH $5.00 PURCHASE ALMA , SPAGHETTI TWIN PACK LITTLE DEBBIE LIQUID DETERGENT CORONET TOWELS BUT MORE LUNCHEON LOAF KRAFT HICKORY FLAVORED BARBECUE SAUCE '!,•,'• CARNATION 27, MILK JUG GALLON PLUS DEPOSIT N.B.C. "All FLAVORS" ^ „,. m* TOASTETTES 3 •?£'*! .00 39< 39 29 35 78 RUSSET POTATOES 8 LB. BAG TOMATOES CflLO 4s PACK 19 CANTALOUPES 3 89 GREEN ONIONS ••• BUNCHES I^T V YELLOW ONIONS 2, 19 RUBBING ALCOHOL 2.29* HAIR CONDITIONER $1.98 HAIR SPRAY u,59* MACLEANS "i 79< CRAIGS PT. IOTTLE LIFE REG. $3.00 SALE PRICE HOT CHOW-CHOW OR SWEET RELISH ROSEDAU ORANGE M jf» • 4± j± \\ CONDENSCO JUICE 5t* $ 1.00tBf LAND 0'LAKES UNSALTED BUTTER ROSEDALE BLACKEYE 12 OZ. 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CANS ".a 9 SPECIALS GOOD: THURS.-FRI.W.,$UN; SIPT.J9»20 THE BRAZOSPORT PACTS 7 FREEPORT, TEXAS, Wednesday, Sept.. 18. 1368 Stetlaii I * BEULAH A YEAR LATER Visible scars gone; mental ones remain (Editor's Note: Beulah was a Beaut, She stood 11 miles tall. She swung her hips In a gigantic circle of 800 miles In her pirouette through semitropical water. Dynamite sputtered in both fists. Here is a look at Hurricane Beulah a year later). HARLINGEN, Tex. (AP) The visible scars are mostly gone, but the mental scars still remain a year after Hurricane Beulah lashed the Lower Rio Grande Valley and South Texas. Killer Hurricane Beulah, rated by the Weather Bureau as the third most destructive storm ever to strike the mainland of the United States, roared inland from the Gulf of Mexico during the pre-dawn hours of Sept. 20, 1967. The highest wind gust measured at the Brownsville Weather Bureau was 109 miles per hour. At 3:19 a.m., but a Weather Bureau spokesman later said the wind measuring device was damaged and the wind could have been higher. The S. S. Shirley Lykes, docked at Port Brownsville when the storm passed, measured a peak gust of 13Cm.p.h. Hurricane force winds extended as far north as Corpus Christl where the peak wind velocity was measured at 80 m.p.h. Sept, 20. Port Isabel and the developed portion of South Padre Island suffered some of the heaviest wind damage. Hurricane force winds destroyed 104 mobile homes parked in a trailer park on the island. The slender resort island was completely evacuated several hours before Beulah arrived, so no one can Five an eye-witness account of the destruction as it unfolded. But the evidence left behind told of the destructive force. Weather Bureau evidence indicated the tide reached 20 feet above normal. It was determined that the tide completely engulfed portions of the Island from the Gulf side to the LagunaMadre between the island and Port Isabel. Many of the motels were heavily damaged, but all were open again for business before this summer's rush. One of the heavily damaged motels, the Sea Island, opened less than 30 days later. The death toll from the hurricane was 13 in Texas, including five who died intor- nadoes and eight who drowned in the flooding. No accurate estimate of the death toll in Mexico was ever available, but at one point an official said at least 10 persons had drowned. Property damage was esti- maged at $100 million in Texas. Crop damage, including heavy destruction of the Valley's multi-million dollarcit- rus industry, was put at $40 million by the Weather Bureau. Damage to fences alone was put at $10 million. The livestock industry also suffered. At least 3,000 head of cattle drowned or were killed In some way during the storm and flood. Untold millions of tons of rich top soil from vegetable fields wound up as silt In the flooded portions of Harlingen or floated with the raging Rio Grande into the Gulf of Mexico. Red Cross officials estimated 542 homes were destroyed, 25,890 homes were damaged, 198 m obi lehomes were destroyed and 477 damaged, 607 farm buildings were destroyed and 1,140 farm structures were damaged. Officials also said 110 boats, including many shrimp boats, were destroyed. Ironically, most of the shrimp boats were damaged or sank in protected areas such as docks or inland waterways, where they had fled as the storm approached. But even before estimates of the hurricane's damage could be tallied, the storm's death throes caused more destruction than the winds and accompanying tornadoes. As Beulah roared up the Texas coast, heavy rain fell before, during and after the storm passed. The heaviest rain In Texas hit Pettus in Bee County where 27.38 inches fell. Most South Texas cities received 20 inches or more. As the hurricane died in the mountains of northern Mexico, more unmeasured amounts ; .'eared the -: 'i-.iTht break. -.:!-! the water oiredps with- of rain fell, sending rivers and streams to flood stage. One river, the San Juan, flows Into the Rio Grande just west of Rio Grande City. The Rio Grande was already spilling out of Us banks at points between Rio Grande City and Brownsville. The worst flooding on the San Juan occurred at the Mexican village of Camargo just across the Rio Grande from Rio Grande City. Village Inhabitants were evacuated by U. S. Army, Navy and Coast Guard helicopters to Rio Grande City. Residents who fled Camargo told of snakes crawling around them as they waited for the airlift to safety. Officials of the International Boundary and Water Commission began opening sections of the Valley flood control system. The Valley floodway Is a system of drainage ditches leaving the Rio Grande just south of Mission near Anzal- duas Darn. The floodway Hows just south of Mission to near Mercedes, where the Arroyo Colorado flows to the gulf. The normally dr;- Arroyo flows through Hnrlingen and Arroyo City, a small fishing resort town not far from the mouth of the Arroyo. Water from the floudway first began flooding McAllen. Hundrf-ds of volunteers work- od frantically to prevent further fioo'.'int- at McAllen. The airport WP.S luundntt -d and several neartv. rr.clr:!.? were partially flooded. IDWC f.:.';ci dike at MervHi They said i f I would iiiumini': out warning. When the v.v.'.<»r pressure on the dike at Mercedes reached a critical point., tlw welrstrue- ture burst open, sendinga wall o! •vnter raging do'vn '.he Arroyo Colorado. li-.riir^en police took to the strue'- s in the residential neighborhoods Hniiiv the Arroyo banks. They v.-irned residents they would have to evacuate. Some of those who left their homes had just arrived back in Harlingen a iew hours earlier after fleeing from the Initial force of the hurricane. The evacuation was orderly and some were reluctant at first as most doubted that the water would be higher than In a previous flood when only a few homes were damaged. IBWC officials were also apparently fooled by the amount of water. Their preliminary estimate was the the Arroyo would crest at 37 feet, some three feet above the crest in 1058. Gradually most traces of the storm and flood are vanishing from the Valley landscape. Most of the downed billboards lining the highways are back up again. The Valley's citrus groves are again filled with maturing fruit. Officials of Texas Citrus Mutual predict this year's crop will be good, perhaps better than in previous years. Valley residents have staged a comeback from the hurricane, the first since 1933 to cause serious damage. But the storm has alerted residents to disturbances in the Gulf. "Every time it gets cloudy, people call in for weather information and ask for hurricane plotting charts," one weather forecaster said. BL'LBOL'S BOW of the Queen Elizabeth 2,perched on the ways before launching in Scotland, isdesigned tor stability, but, paradoxically, it is used to contain the ships' store of 13,000 gallons 01 draft beer.

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