The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on January 29, 1969 · Page 1
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The Sun Invites MR. AND MRS. E. S. CORTEZ 1503 W. Gulf to the Brunson Theater. This coupon good for two tickets when presented at the Brunson Box Offke Good Through Feb. 12 Now Showing "STEVE MCQUEEN AS BULLITT- aptoton OVER 50,000 READERS EVERY DAY YOUR HOME NEWSPAPER VOL 44, NO. 115 TELEPHONE NUMBER: 4224302 W«dn«td«y, January 29, 1969 BAYTOWN, TEXAS, 77S20 T»n C«fiH P*r Copy Father's Funeral FUNERAL RITES were held Tuesday in Caldwell, Tex., for W. E. Thorpe, 90, father of Mrs. L. II. Furen of Baytown. His survivors include a granddaughter, Jennifer Furen of Bay town. Medical Meeting MEDICAL CAREERS Club of Robert E. Lee and Ross S. Sterling High Schools will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Gulf Coast Hospital Cafeteria. R. J. Thomson, M.D., will be the guest speaker. To San Diego LARRY "CLEVE" Fowler left recently for San Diego, Calif., for training in the Navy. He has a brollier, Michael Fowler, now serving in the Navy in Vietnam. Their mother is Mrs. Aileen Fowler, 508 E. Defee. Church Council ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. 712 Schilling. Class President DAVID BROUSSARD, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Broussard of 126 W. Bayshore Drive, was elected senior class president at the recent spring election at Baylor University in Waco. Honor Student BAYLOR UNIVERSITY student Thomas I'ullen is one of 129 new members recently initialed into the Texas Gamma chapter of Alpha Chi, national honorary scholastic society at Baylor. A graduate of Robert E. Lee High school, he is a junior student majoring in pre-med. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Roberson. Thrift Exchange BAYTOWN THRIFT Exchange will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce building. All Parent-Teacher Association presidents and thrift chairmen are asked to attend. Kiwanis Speaker ALBERT JOHNSTON, from Houston's East Side YMCA will be a featured speaker at the Buylown Kiwanis Club's noon luncheon Thursday at the Tower Reslauranl. His talk will describe the East Side YMCA's "Run To Mexico City" that took place before the start of last October's Olympic Games. I WEATHER I .MOSTLY CLOUDY with little change in lumprralure through Thursday is the Haytown area weather forecast. Temperature raugi* expected, mid-lilis to upper 7l)s. GROUND MRS. .JOHN McWilliams has a mighty pretty chauffer. Her daughter, Belinda, who is home from college during the mid- semester break, has the job of chauffeur. This is Nona Mae Higginbotham's way of saying happy birthday to dad Floyd R. Higginbotham since he celebrates Jan. 29 every year. W. L. "Dub" Ward recovers from injuries suffered in an auto accident . . . Marine Sgt. David Allord goes to his new station in Columbus, Ohio, after spending a leave here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Alford. Earl Wilburn takes care of his .son's car problems . . . "Little Joe" Conway misses a bet in Waco . . . R. H. "Red" Pruett stops to chat briefly with friends at the post office. Mrs. Dora Ward remembers a birthday . . . Pam Henley all set to do an important interview . . . Mrs. Caye Kominck busy mailing letters in regard to the National Secretaries Association's Seminar to be held Feb. 22 at Lee College. Mrs. I. W. Carr gets get well wishes . . . Denis Reineke is called on to be of special help. No Senrice Charge At ... Ptopfe* Slot* lank Member F.D.I.C. Baytown Boy's Death Caused By Meningitis The death of a young Mexican boy here a week ago has been attributed to meningococcal meningitis, and persons who may have been in close contact with the boy for three to five days before his death are being advised to contact their personal physicians about possible preventive treatment. The youth was Justo Bernal, 17, of 1616 W. Texas. He was taken to San Jacinlo Methodist Hospital by private car Jan. 20 morning and was pronounced dead on arrival. An autopsy done by the Harris County medical examiner's office revealed that Bernal had meningcoceal meningitis, and the findings were reported to the Harris County health department. Bernal complained the day before his death of fever, and pain and swelling in a knee and was treated in the office of a Baytown physician. Friends said he had been back to his home in Rio Bravo, Mexico, a couple of weeks ago for a visit. He was employed by Bayou Construction Co. Dr. L. D. Farragut, director of the Harris County health department, said Tuesday that persons who had been in close contact with Bernal should see their personal physicians about advice on the need for preventive drugs. Dr. Farragut said the disease is contagious, but declined to describe it as "highly" contagious. He said mortality rates on the disease now run only about three per cent since the advent of sulfa drugs and penicillin. Denial's body was sent back to Mexico for burial, and local expenses were paid for through contributions of friends. Juan Bernal, a brother, wrote to Baytown friends of Justo's this week to thank them for their help. USS Initial Water Discharge Plans OK By BILL MAKTiMAN City council Thursday at a noon meeting with the Baytown Air and Water Conservation Board will hear a report that U. S. Steel's initial water discharge plans into Cedar Bayou are "very fine and adequate." Harry Spitz, general superin- lendent of USS's Texas Works, met with the conservation board Tuesday night and explained his company's application for a water discharge permit into Cedar Bayou. A public hearing will be held Monday in Austin by the Texas Water Quality Board on the steel company's request. Jack Walker, chairman of the Baytown committee, said "The plans offered so far by U. S. Steel arc very fine and will offer no danger to the bay or Cedar Bayou." He said however, that the board would like to look at future plans as they are completed. The company's permit asks for discharge permission of up .to IB-1,222,000 gallons of water pter day. Spitz said the first two phases at the plant would require discharging only about two to four million gallons per day. He said the 184,222,000 discharge would be for a fully integrated plant. Only two phases at Texas Works have been announced. Several members of the Bayshore Rod, Reel and Gun Club, which Walker is president, also attended Tuesday's meeting, and will also attend the Austin meeting. Their comments were also favorable about the initial plans, but they said they would be interested in seeing future discharge plans when they become available. On the future uses, Spitz said, "We will meet the particular problems of each new step and come up with a procedure for processing the same quality discharge as will come with our first two phases." Spitz and Bob Peterson, plant chief engineer, gave a slide presentation to the board showing illustrations of the latest in treatment facilities which will be used at the Texas Works. After listening to treatment plans by Spitz, Gene Muller, vice chairman of the Baytown board, said he wishes all uses of water would be given the same treatment plans that U. S. Steel proposes. The steel company will get the bulk of its water from the Lake Livingston project, which will also supply huge quantities to the City of Houston. Muller was talking about Houston when he said he wished "everyone would handle the water as efficiently as U. S. Steel plans." It was also pointed out that the water U. S. Steel discharges into Cedar Bayou has to meet the quality standards of the Texas Water Quality Board. "We seem to be well within what their requirements are," Spitz said. Mayor Seaborn Cravey asked, "What you propose to dump into the water is better than what's there now?" Spitz replied, "Yes." Commenting on Tuesday's meeting. Walker said, "Such a meeting as this is very helpful. People become apprehensive until they find out what is going on. "We hope we can get together again at future times in the same friendly atmosphere. It's better for all concerned." NOBODY HERE Bur us ARABS " Our World Today FROM AP WIRES After four days of closed- door testimony, the Navy court of inquiry into the capture of the USS Pueblo returns to public session in Coronado, Calif. + New attack on selection of grand jury that indicted SJrhan B. Sirhan in Robert F. Kennedy murder is planned by defense attorney Grant B. Cooper. + Power failure that hit much of Florida also resulted in apparent communications breakdown at Florida Power and Light Co. + Pope Paul VI says hanging of nine Jews in Iraq raises suspicion that racism played part in executions. Pope deplored executions in speech before 5,000 at Vatican. -t- The South Vietnamese government indicates that it will declare a truce for the lunar new year Feb. 17, but a far shorter one than the seven- day cease-fire announced by the Viet Cong earlier. + The Clay Shaw trial in New Orleans teeters on the brink of testimony with 10 jurors in the box — and strong indications the case will, indeed, "go into Dealey Plaza." + Horse race betting is before Texas lawmakers once again, but Sen. V. F.. Berry is reluctant to post odds on the bill's passing. Iraq Fears Israel Attack Plan New Spy Trials Reported By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A new mass spy trial was reported under way in Baghdad today as Iraq accused Israeli troops of massing to attack the 20,000 Ireqi troops stationed in Jordan. Egypt's Middle East News Agency reported the new trial In Baghdad began Tuesday night behind closed doors. It said the defendants were accused of working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. It did not mention the number of defendants, but London sources had reported earlier that 35 persons, 13 of them Jews, would be tried by Iraq's revolutionary court on charges of spying and sabotage. In Baghdad, Information Minister Abdullah Salloum Samer- rai told a news conference Israeli forces were preparing to attack Iraq's forces in Jordan in reprisal for the public hanging Monday of nine Jews and five other Iraqis convicted of spying for Israel. The Israelis were enraged by the executions, and their gov- ernment-den'ied the victims had been spying for Israel. The executions also provoked varying degrees of condemnation in several foreign capitals. "This is a purely internal affair with no room for intervention by any other country," Sa- merrai said of the trials. Iraq already has announced its forces are in a state of military readiness for any Israeli reprisal. The U.S. State Department announced it has urged Israel not to retaliate. Diplomats in Washington believe a reprisal raid coming so soon after Israel's Dec. 28 commando attack (See IRAQ, Page 2) Separate Library At Baytown Junior Set By JOHiVELLA BOYNTON The school board has given Architect James A. "Bitsy" Davis the green light to develop plans for a separate library building at Baytown Junior School rather than attempt to enlarge the present library facility there. The board also agreed with plans of Davis and the school administration to resubmit bids as soon as possible for bidding four kindergarten spaces and lour instructional media centers at elementary schools in the district. 2 From Baytown On Panel To Study Law Enforcement By JEAN KRONEBKRGKK Baytown Police Chief Blair Mann and city Administrative Assistant Rick Wickman are members of a special advisory committee on law enforcement that will make recommendations by March 1 to the Houston-Galveston Area Council. Mann and Wickman are members of a subcommittee on police training. The committee on law enforcement will help formulate a regional plan covering law enforcement needs in its eight- county area, in cooperation with the Governor's Criminal Justice Council. The Houston-Galveston Area Council is a "council of governments" representing county, municipal and school district governments in the area. The Council formally approved creation of the Advisory Committee at a meeting Friday night. Wickman and Mann attended the committee's organizational meeting Jan. 16, when Houston defense attorney William Walsh was elected chairman of the committee. Judge Oscar F. Nelson Jr. of Chambers County was elected secretary-treasurer: The organizational meeting was attended by about 50 police officials, university professors of sociology and criminology, city administrators and other persons interested in crime prevention and control. As members of the subcommittee on police training, Wickman and Mann will attend a number of meetings before March 1. The subcommittee will probably formulate a proposal for an area police training academy similar to one now in operation in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Doug Wilson, Pasadena Police chief, is chairman of the subcommittee. Robert R. Gladney, sheriff of Brazoria County, is vice chairman. Other subcommittees are Juvenile Crime, with Larry Fultz, Constable, JP Budgets OK'cI Tentative budgets have been announced for Justice of the Peace Court and the Constable's Department in Baylown, Commissioner V. y. Ramsey said Wednesday. The ,11' court budget is teo.- WKI.IK. Allotted for the constable's office is $57,:i:l8.-l7. The budget will be approved Thursday in the Commissioners Court, Kamsey said. Chief Probation Officer of Harris County, as chairman; Adult Rehabilitation and Correction, with Charles Shandera, Adult Probation Officer of Harris County, chairman; Information and Communications, with Douglas L. Williams, director 01 the City of Houston's data processing service, chairman; Crime Prevention, with Walsh as chairman; and Research and Development, with Wallace Miller, chairman of the Crime and Delinquency Research Division of the Texas Research Institute of Mental Science, chairman. "1 think this subcommittee approach will be the best way to utilize the expertise of these law enforcement officials from all parts of our area," says Gerald Coleman, Executive Director of the Houston-Galveston Area Council. "It is important that the thinking brought to bear on this problem be of the best quality possible, especially in view of the shortness of time," said Coleman. The Special Advisory Committee must complete its work and report back to the Executive Committee of the Area Council in time to meet the March 1 deadline for the state plan to be formulated by the Criminal Jus- lice Council. The kindergarten spaces will be needed by next fall when the district plans to begin a kindergarten program in the school. No bidders showed up in time last Thursday for a scheduled bid-opening on the kindergartens and media centers. The Baytown Junior School library and kindergarten spaces were discussed at a meeting of the board Monday night during various building reports submitted by Bond Program Manager W. D. Hinson and Architects Davis and Lowell Lammers. Hinson and Davis explained that enlarging the present library facility at Baytown Junior School would require using another classroom at the school. Hinson said enrollment at Baylown Junior School is now the highest it ever has been, and that all available classroom space is needed. Hinson and Davis calculated on the basis of $15 a square foot that a new library building containing 2,400 square feet of floor space could be built for about $36,000. Bond allocation for expanding the sick bay and library at the school is $-14,000. Davis said about $9,000 would be needed to remodel the present library facility and to convert it back into three classrooms. The school board approved construction of the new building but stipulated the change in plans should not exceed the allocated $44,000. Plans are to construct the library building inside the L- shaped main building at Baytown Junior School. Hinson and Lammers discussed with the board that Lammers' fee for designing new athletic facilities at Stallworth Stadium will come to $75,000 instead of $60,000 as had been allocated in the school district's bond program to build the stadium. The additional $15,000 represents work Lammers did in designing a baseball field, LIBRARY, Pig* 2) FULL SERVICE NO SERVICE CHARGE CITIZENS NATIONAL Bank & Trust Co. COLUMNS READY FOR LOOP 201 COLUMNS FOR THE Loop 201 bridge over Market Street have been erected by the George Consolidated Construction Co. of Houston. The average length of the columns is about 75 feet with about half of the length above ground. When completed the loop will connect the Baytown-La Porte Tunnel with Decker Drive. Construction officials say the work is "comingalong about onschedule." (Sun Photo By Ron Lennard) CV Polio Case Is Confirmed CHAiN'.N'ELVTEW (Sp> —An 11- month-old Channelview girl is suffering with the first confirmed case of poliomyelitis in Harris County outside the City of Houston since the mass immunization drives of 19(52. The little girl, Theresa Jones, is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Jones of 14914 Deming Drive. Dr. L. D. Farragut, county health director, said the case was diagnosed and confirmed as polio Tuesday at Texas Children's Hospital. Theresa has been transferred to the Texas Institute for Rehabilitation and Research for therapy evaluation. She had not received polio vaccine. Dr. Karragut is urging all Harris County parents to be sure their children are immunized. He said many people assumed that polio had been wiped out alter the mass immunization drives, but that "as long as anybody remains unprotected, we are in danger." House Bill Would Cut Oil Depletion In Half WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Henry S. Reuss today introduced a sweeping tax-reform bill that would cut the controversial oil depletion allowance almost in half and, he said, make it unnecessary to extend the I0-per cent income tax surcharge beyond June. The Wisconsin Democrat said the reforms would "plug 13 of the more notorious loopholes" in the federal tax system and raise nearly $9 billion of extra revenue. He outlined the plan in a speech prepared for delivery in the House, where he heads subcommittees of the Banking and Joint Economic Committee. A similar bill was proposed by Rep. Seymour Halpern, R-N.Y., a fellow member of the Banking and Currency Committee. He said his bill would close $15 billion worth of tax loopholes and, like Reuss', make extension of the surtax unnecessary. He said his bill also would help average taxpayers "by eliminating inequities and favo- ritisms that have existed in our laws for too many years." The proposals came only a day after President Nixon let it be known that he has decided the tax surcharge should be continued until June 30, 1970—a year after it was scheduled to expire. Despite the failure of repeatet efforts to overhaul the federa tax structure, Reuss said, re form may be politically feasible in 1969 because it could have a revenue-raising and anli-infla tionary effect equal to an exten sion of the surtax. Reuss' bill would cut the depletion allowances for oil and minerals to 15 per cent. It has stood for years at 27'/£ per cent for oil and 23 per cent for other minerals, and the reduction would bring it into line with the allowance for 41 other minerals. Halpern suggested reducing all BEA Favors Strong, Strict Discipline In Schools Here The Baytown Education Association has told the school board it favors a strong, strict policy or code for disciplinary action in the school system. In a letter read into the school board minutes Monday night, the BEA responded to recent hearings granted parents on the subject of student discipline. The letter thanked the school board for giving parents the hearings and also for giving a "vote of confidence to our principals and teachers in their responsible handling of these cases. "We realize that these matters need to be reviewed and studied from time to time. As teachers and administrators, we intend to strive at all times to take the best possible action regarding student discipline after weighing all the facts involved in any incident. "We would like to go on record as being in favor of a strong, strict policy or code for disciplinary action. It is our sincere belief that to weaken or relax the authority vested in the principals and teachers will result in a less-than-satisfactory job of helping to develop responsible, law-abiding citizens." The letter was signed by Miss Carolyn E. Baker, president of the Baylown Education. Trustees made no comment about the letter as it was read into the minutes Monday night. Bayshore Club Oyster Feast May Draw 3,000 Baylown's annual Feast of the Oyster is near at hand, and members of the Bayshore Rod, Reel and Gun Club are getting ready to serve — hopefully — around 3.000 people with the succulent bivalve on Friday, Feb. 7.. Legislature Will Get Ramsey's Refuse Bill Commissioner V. V. Ramsey of Precinct 2 told The Sun Wednesday he hopes to present a new bill to Ihe Texas Legislature for proposing latest methods of processing garbage. Details of the bill have not yet been worked out, the commissioner said, but he hopes to luive it ready soon. "Garbage is one of the biggest problems Harris County has," he said, "and we've got to solve it some way." The commissioner said he does not "nix" the landfill operation lor garbage disposal in the county. "I am for a landfill operation. The only thing I've said about this is for someone to show me money." where to gel the He added, "To prove I'm for the landfill operation, I operate one in my own precinct." The commissioner Tuesday voted against allowing a proposed 11)69 purchase of 50 voting machines to be cut in half -so $57,500 would he available for a county sanitary landfill. He said thai would mean at least 100 new machines would have to be purchased next year, putting a strain on the 1970 budget. County Judge Bill Elliott said there is no question but 'hat the bulk of the county's cost for the new landfill would have to come from cutting the voting machine purchase. The court stalled action on this until after a public meeting (S*« REFUSE. P»fl« 2) Grover chairman of Edge, general the club's annual oyster fry, says that some 250 gallons of Hannah's Reef and Smith's Point oysters have been purchased for the annual event. Despite having to pay higher prices for the oysters this year, the club is holding the line on the cost per plate. Tickets to the oyster fry can be purchased again for $1.50 donations to the club's treasury. However, Edge said, the club will be unable to serve, along with the fried oysters, the customary complimentary serving of raw oysters to those who desire them. This year, the club will be forced to sell raw oysters for SI a dozen, he said. Serving will start at U a.m. and continue until 8 p.m. Edge said two serving lines will be set up so that folks who drop by to eat lunch at the club can be served quickly and get back to work on lime. Tickets can be purchased from any members of the Bayshore Rod. Reel and Gun Club. Club members will also gladly enroll new members in the club. The club is an organization devoted to conservation. Proceeds from the oyster fry help the club pay for upkeep and maintenance at its building at :)22:i Minnesota. allowances to 10 per cent. These and other suggested changes are more drastic than any Congress is throught likely to consider this year. However, Capitol Hill sources indicated that the Treasury may be asked shortly to send to Congress the still-secret tax reform package prepared by the Johnson administration but never presented to the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee. Secretary of the Treasury' David M. Kennedy to!d Ways and Means that the 25 proposals, filling about 900 typewritten pages, ,s available on request. Plans to ask for them are being considered, sources said. The biggest recapture of revenue proposed by Reuss would be an estimated $3 billion to be ;ained by repealing the 7 per cent investment tax credit. It was passed in 1962 to stimulate ndustrial outlays for machinery and equipment. The money to be gained by partly closing off the oil allowance—"the notorious tax loophole of all," Reuss called it- was estimated at $900 million a •ear. Conflict On Mortgages A Problem WASHINGTON (AP) - The ^Lxon's administration's new directive on government-insured mortgage rates presents several tates with a peculiar problem —the interest payments author- zed by the federal government violates their usury laws. In a White House meeting Tuesday, George Romney, secretary of Housing and Urban Development, reported the apparent conflict between the IVt ser cent federal allowances and .he interest rate limits imposed ay seven states. Romney announced Friday, that federal rates were being raised to 7W percent in o:rder to <eep money flowing into the louse market. The states with laws forbidding interest as high as IVi per cent are Michigan, where Romney was governor, Illinois, New York, Iowa, North Carolina, South Carolina and North Dakota. No special action is planned on the matter, a Housing and Jrban Development spokesman said later, since Romney's order set only the upper limit on ates. SHOP 9:30 TO 9:00

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