The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on September 19, 1968 · Page 1
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Freeport, Texas
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Thursday, September 19, 1968
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TIMS High tide today *t I2f40 p.m., low 8:10 p.m. High Frl. 4:04 «.m. and I:G8 p.m., tow at 0:04 lum. »nd 8:52 p.m. Sun sets toiMy 7:22, rises Frl. 7:00, sets 7:21. Volume 57, No. 174 OVER 50,000 READERS EVERY DAY ^^ The family doi/y paper of Brozorio County THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS Associated Press Member coprmoirr IMI BV Thjrsday, September 19, 1968 Freeporf, Texas 77541 Clear to ptrtly elouiiy and ft little warmer throilgti' Pti t Winds S 6-18. High today Mgh 80's, low tonight high 60% high Friday near 90, Dolly 10$ STEPPING fl>: Those lour Ura/osport High Scliool students are stepping up to higher education. Thoy art- seml- Iliiallsts In Ilic National Merit Scholar- ship Program, From It-It, they are: Sam Sutherland III, Harold Johnstone, Kvan Mayt-rlo and Yvonne Semuria. five area students Merit semifinalists Four H r a z o s p o r t Senior High students at.d one from Columbia IllghSchrxjl have txitm tunncid semtfiiulists m the l9GB-';o National Merit 'Scholarship Program. — H»ro!d Johnston)-, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur 1.. Johnstone. 105 S>camori>. Lake- Jackson. -Kvan Mayerle, son o( Mr. iu>d Mrs. Kvan Mayorle of 120 S«Ee, t.akc- Jackson. — Yvonni! Sunturla. dautihter of Mr, am! Mrs,llnrvoj S».-n- —turU. 123 Clovt-r. Lake Jackson. -Samuel .Sutherland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuul Sutherland Jr.. 131 \Vi-st Seventh, Frccport. -Kat> Gundy, daughter uf Mr. and Mrs. Louis Guild) Jr., BAD/SCHE FASHIONS IN FACTS TODAY Tickets to l>ov. Uadl- scht-'s stylo show and film presentation lortraylng its 10 years nl history are available from local supermarket 5 arid banks. The tickets are tree. Three styles to lia pr*e- setitud In tlu- fashion show art* displayed h> local mcxlels on 1'agu 1 ol the second suction of Thu Facts. Kvery woman attending the style sluiw w ill be flvun a complementary pair of either gold or silver I.urex stockings. 218 11 1/2 Street In West Columbia. I'rtncliials H. K. Marcum, Urar.osport. ami Charles Wor- li-y, Columbia Hlch, said the five are nmoiij; 15,000 vml- fltiallstii who ar<- amont; the nation's most Intellectually able hlt;h sirln-ol seniors. Tlie;. will compete for some 3,000 Merit Scholarships tot* awarded In K'C'.i. The semUlnallsts wore the hH;hesi scorers in their states on tho National Merit-Scholarship Qualifying Test, given l«st February in 17.500 schools lutlnnwldc. They constitute less than une [x-r cent of the i;r«duatlni'. sf<:»ivlar> school senior.-, in tin: United Stales. The semlMnallsts showhli;h promise for leadership In their adult careers, according to John M. Stalna' president ol the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. "The:, have al- read;. demonstrated l-oth hli;h InivlliTiual capaclt;. and a readiness to develop their abilities," he said. "These students deserve credit and honor. The) brlnt: honor to their families, who deserve much cn-dlt, as do their teachers and their communities. Their futur>- success, however, will depend increasingly upon their ablllt;, to become productive at the high Intellectual levels of which they are capable." Semifinalists must advance to finalist standing to K- considered for Merit Scholarships, since all winners will be selected from the finalist croup, Semifinalists become Finalists by receiving the endorsement of their schools, submitting scores from a second examination, and providing Information alxmt their achievements and Interests, (Continued on Pare 12) KATY GUN.'iY Merit st-iiiiflnalist Deputy quits for better paying job The .Sheriff's Dept. \s los- Inr another di.-put) who is re- ,sU:nlni: to take a ln-tter pa>- liij; lob in industr;. Ueput;, K. .1. llasley's rc. 1 .- ItT'H'lon will In- effective Oct. I. He has been a Hra/osport patrol deputy fur thn-e >i-ars. In his letter of resignation to Sheriff Hobert illadi,..;,, Ila.sle;. said he was leavlnr "with rt-Kn-t." Ha.-ilc) stated that the increase in the cost of llvlnc ha.s made It "iiiipn.sMbU- for me to make a HVIIH' for m> fainll)." Regents to meet The Board of liefius lor the Bra.'osiort Junior College will meet tonight at s in the Bra/osix'rt School District administration building. Items on the agenda Include the canvassing ol bond election votes and an Informational report on enrollments. The college architect will be present and dates will l>e sel (or design oi the new building. Mr. and Mrs. GROVKK * SMITH JR., moving today to visit their new home on Tulip Trail In Lake Jackson. , . j. P. GARDNER of Angie- ton, suffering another heart attack while a patient in Houston's Methodist Hospital. He's now InaJiinienslvecare unii,., CHARLES KROLL, flying home from Puerto Rico but ^ getting in too late to make last night's Methodist Men's Ladles Night at 1st Methodist. Dr. KEN PENNINGTON subbed for him and conducted the meeting and wife BETSY brought her new daughter-in- law, PHYLLIS KROLL, to use CHARLES' ticket. . . The EARL KOZLEKS, taking a September vacation. . . $•, Mrs. LOIS HERMANN, on her way to West Virginia due to the death of her father. . . ADELINE JOHNSON and MAXINE MORRISON, sporting "Vote, Baby, Vote" buttons. . . J. K. JUNG, looking very proud as son KEITH was among those receiving a big share of the awards at a Boy Scout oi honor.., Welcome home, Vietnam vet! ANGLETON - Sgt. Billy EasterlliiR has returned home after serving two years In the army. Easterling spent the last 11 SGT. BILLY EASTERLING Completes Vietnam tour months of his tour of duty at Chu Lai, Vietnam, where he served with the 1'JBth 1 ii'.ht Infantry Brigade. He served in the brigade's communication!) hoadquarters in operations in the Central Highland region of tin- country. He and his wife, Jean, make their home at Rt. 1, Angleton. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A, R. Easterllng of AmjU'ton. PTA Week slated LAKE JACKSON -.Sept. 2228 has been proclaimed Pare nt-Teacher Association week in Lake Jackson, Mayor Jack Reid issued the proclamation at a meeting of the City Council Monda>. He praised tiie PTA for Its service to Hie community and to the schools, and commended the group for its local activities. Mansfield says invasion may nip nuclear treaty OUTVOTED BY GALVESTON THE ASSOCIATED.PRESS WASHINGTON - A gun control bill, attacked by Hie National Kirk- Association but /ailing far short of what President Johnson sought after the assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennnedy, has passed the Senate arid has been sent to Joint conference committee with the House. • CAP!: KENNEDY, Fla. A 10-stor;.-tall Delta rocket tumbled out of control Wednes- <ja> nlKht and exploded hlt'.h above the Atlantic, ruining an $11 million attempt to orbit tin; world's most powerful communications satellite. The launch director said a fault;, guidance s>stein caused the trouble that brought fiery destruction to the spacecraft Atlantic 3, • .SAIGON — American forces maneuvered to the fringes ol Die Demilitarized /one alone the westi-rn anchor of theMc- Nainara !..l:>e and blasted >TI- trenched North Vietnamese troops with tank and cunflri-, nillltar;. spokesmen reported today. • C A N 1) K K H A, Australia Australia and South Korea agreed toda> that they and all other countries with "'..nip;, fighting' on the allied .side in Vietnam should participate in an> settlement K.' the war. • JODRKLI. HANK, Kn,;lai)i- The Jodrell BanV.'s observatory's big radlou-le.scoi* picked up mure signals today (roin the Soviet L'nlon's /olid " spaca probe. Sir Bernard l.ovell, the observatory's director, said lie still believes it'son Its* ay baoi: to earth a.'n-r passing close to the moon. Woman is gored by deer \s ;:sr c (.1 1.1' .\i H i A - A woman v. .is knocked down and gored 'A i-dnesda;. by a deer she trying to ch.ise av.ay from a sapling trei-. Mrs. O. A. Lampe :night have been killed it lier dog had not driven the .leer off, said Deputy Hub Goode. He rerorted that the attack took place at the 1 ami*' home on the D.'inctger hu;hw .iy about tv.o tniles from West Columbia. The matter u .is rejorted to the Sherlll's I'l-parlment at 2:T'H p.m. Giod said the seven-point. 90-|ound buck w .is raised abi.ut lour to live miles down the road on the San Bernard River, but it had strayed aw ay. The deer had been In Mrs. I. ampe's neighborhood lor about three or lour days and children had been playing with the animal, (.'node said. He rejwrted Mrs. Lami/e saw the deer biting on a tree she trying to raise. She went into the yard to drive the deer off and the animal knocked her down and gored her In the arm and leg. Goode said the woman had two prong marks in one arm. Mrs. Lampe was taken to a physician for treatment, the deputy stated. He said he and Game Warden Jim Mlddleton grabbed the deer by its horns, tied it up and put it in the trunk of Middleton's car. They took the buck to an isolated place on the San Bernard River and turned him loose, Goode stated. He said charges will be filed if anyone possesses a pet deer. Party delegates report state conventions calm Brarorla County delegates port that their sessions were were the elections of com- to the second state conventions ol both the Democrat and Republican Parties re- conducted in a calm and orderly manner this time. Of special interest locally AT ALVIN Sales tax revenue more than predicted ALVIN — C ) t y sales tax revenue lor a three-month period amounting to $26,279 •*• a5 returned to Alvin this week. C.ty Manager HenryBrenek said the figure v. ^s far above t h c revenue predicted last December •'.hen tti>.- proposal w;i.s first presented. Alvln clti/ens approved the one-cent ta_x measure last December to becorni > ffective April 1. Brenet: said Initially the city expected to collect about $00,000 for the |«rk>J from April 1 to Jan. 1, 10C9. "It !(«ks like we underestimated our taxinc ..-'C'. .. slderably. I expect now we will get to $110,000 this year irom our sales tax," Brenek said, 13 r e n e k re-evaluated the original estimate in.June based on the return other cities were receiving Irom the tax and estimated at that time ab^ut $97,000 in revenue. He s a i d, "When we formulated our 1909-70 budget in June and July we decided we could jK'SSibly receive as much as $100.000." Informational treat set for Board meeting Those who attend the Oct. 1 meeting of the Brazosport Hoard of Education 'A ill have a special informational threat. Supt. Kenneth Wilson said that they uad obtained an early showing of the film "The Challenge and the Change." This outlines the receDtly- announced recommendations o.' the Governor's Committee on Education. T h o committee's report called for sweeping changes in the state's educational system. '•!! the;, follow through on t h e s e recommendations, 1 ' Supt. Wilson said, "there will be a tremendous impact on education :or years to come. "We are luck;, to have a showing 01 the film this soon." Brenek feels optimistic about getting larger returns In the July-August-September quarter and the October-No- vember-Decernber quarter. "April, May and June are usually the months of least retail trade. Even so, we received ;nore than one-third o! our original estimate," he said. Another .'actor, he said, is the stale-wide trend toward increased retail trade. "Stale-wide sales are up about ID per cent right now and indications are that this will ecntlnu"." he said. Most <>' the cities that have "o'».- ^ approval of a lor.-' sales tax have also .'aced a much higher return than each predicted. Houston received about ?5 million at the end of its :irst quarter under the tax. The figure was almost twice the anticipated amount. The tax is administered by the state comptroller's office and is collected in conjunction with the two per cent state sales tax. The additional one- cent city tax is remitted to the state along with the state tax by merchants. The state then rebates the city with a net collection irom which administrative costs have been deducted. Alvin's gross revenue amounted to $2K,1"C but two per crnt was deducted :rom it (.Continued on Pare 12) mltteemen and women from the nth Senatorial District which includes Brazoria County. Galveston County got the lion's share of these appointments. Brazoria County delegates to the Democratic Convention in Austin reported that the session was calm and orderly. "We transacted our business and came home," said Delegate E. S. Sansomof Lake Jackson. There were 19 Brazoria County delegates but the group was outnumbered by Galveston County delegales. No local people were named to committees, said Sansom, He reported that Mrs. Vela Daniels of Fort Bend County and Jim Simpson of Galveston County were named committeewoman and man to the 17th Senatorial District executive committee. "We were sort of dominated by Galveston delegates who had more votes, but the convention •.';•„<• t • ^Tul," said Sansom. T'.e topic of ?r/eakers v.^s support and Democratic ticket from the Courthouse to the white House," he said. T h r e e local Republicans w ere placed on convention committees when that party convened in Fort Worth this week, (Continued on Page 12) WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield said today that on* of the victims of the Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia could be the treaty to ban the spread of nuclear weapons. In a report to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the Montana Democrat said the pact Is In danger because of "skepticism which the precipitous Soviet action has undoubtedly aroused among the signatory nations to which nuclear weapons are not to proliferate under the treaty." Should these nonnuclear nations ratify the treaty, Mansfield said, "they will have entrusted, in effect the nuclear aspects of their defense to the principal nuclear powers, one of which Is the Soviet Union. "What they have just witnessed In Czechoslovakia is hardly likely to provide assurances that this trust is well placed." Mansfield's report was based on a brief visit he made to Czechoslovakia prior to the Invasion Aug. 20. It is most regrettable, he declared, that the Invasion jeopardizes "constructive Interchange" between East and West. "In recent years, exchanges in tourism, trade and talent have done a great deal to erode the wall of fear of an earlier period," he noted, Mansfield praised the Johnson administration's restraint during t h e crisis. "Unlike Hungary a decade ago," he said, "there has been no empty talV of U v «rating Czechoslo- v a k i a. There has been no Inadvertently cruel misleading of the Czechoslovak people." The Czech leaders, he said, "sought no special assistance from this nation and none was offered," This restraint, however, (Continued on Page 12) Children's stage show slated by FP Jaycees Freeport Jaycees will sponsor a showing of television's "Wonderful World of Fantas> '• for Drazosport children. The 11%'e stage entertain- THE ACTION IS HERE IN PROGRESS '68 Do you know where the action w ;i s last year in Brazoria County: It was all over. And the Facts' "Progress '68," coming Sunday, reviews the highlights of this biggest and best of all years in lirazoria County's advancement. To mention a few; Angleton and Danbury saw the start ol their new hospital. Sweeny intensnied i t s already- outstanding c t ivic beautification eiiort. Columbia inaugurated the new Griggs Field by clobbering Palacios. Brazosport saw the start 01 the offshore oil industry, financed a new junior college, be^an vast new improvements in drainage. Brazoria County found it had become No. 1 in Texas' cattle industry. It was your efiurts, and your year. Remember it bv reading your copy of "Progress '68" Sunday. BKA/.OR1A COUNTY FAIRQI'EEN CANDIDATES: Contestants lor the coveted title include, leu to right, Becky Coiier of Alvin, Regiiia Gayleof \VestColumbia. Suzanne Matocha of Pearland, Kathi Sims 01 'Angleton, Sheila Layne ol Sweeny, Susan Peltier of Danbury. and Nancy Bryan of Brazosport. ment will be seen at the Bra- zosport Senior High School Auditorium on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets may be secured by calling Charles Kouches Jr., Jaycee president, at 233-9380. Now on a c-oast-to-coast ^our, the show is produced and presented by Philip Morris, formerly a feature artist of the ABC radio network and over recent years credited with more than 700 television appearances. Each of the major scenes in ''Wonderful World of Fantas> " is based on the the me of a different fairy-tale or cartoon classic. Characters appear on stage to sing and act out situations based on the stories, Morris, a magician and illusionist, introduces into each scene a number of magical Illusions, In the "Arabian Nights" scene the lovely princess floats magically In midair. In "The Circus Time" scene a life-like "gorilla" appears out of thin are in a magic cage. The res'ilt is a "unique conception in live entertainment that even the most sophisticated youngster" will enjoy, Kouches said. FP fund drive slated Sunday FREEPORT - The Freeport Cystic Fibrosis fundraising drive will be conducted Sunday. It will be a door-to-door campaign and members oi the Rainbows Girls and DeMolays will help with the project. The money collected will be used for research and treatment of the disease, MRS. Gordon Muse, Freeport chairman, reported.

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