The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 29, 1960 · Page 4
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Freeport, Texas
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Thursday, December 29, 1960
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JJAfl BfSHOP; |Ll8*rfB •**(•« • *W|w« w »•» CITY MANAGER CREATED A GIANT . . ^_...» A J nrt QfltmHlevrtpnt for < BISHOP MIAMI, Fla. - The beach looks like the jaw of a rich barracuda, line of teeth 6 miles long and a hall mile wide. About 65,000 The snowy hotels make a jagged people live in Miami Beach. Between now an d Easter, there will be 190,000 t o u r- ists at a 1 1 times. They w ffl scale i n and out -of planes, P u 1 1- man sleepers, and cars rolling down Route One. The heach is America's premier playground. For every American who vacations somewhere else, three come here. Who made it? Carl Fisher? E. M. Flagler? Steve Hannatjan? They helped. So did Walter Winchell and. Arthur Godfrey. The man who came here when it was sand dimes and swnle srass and remained until It became a $700,000,000 insult »o the American pocketbook is Claude Rcnshaw. He was city manager of Miami Beach from 1925 until 1958. He is 69 now. a man with a big dome, a soft whisper and the word "no.' These arc his assets. Today, he is president of the Miami Beach Federal Savings and Loan Company and he stands in a plush office with his hands in his pants pockets looking out the window and shaking his head. Once. Rcnshaw was a farm kid In Inwood, Iowa. He was so far from any place else that his best frn was' going to bed. Iowa Uni- ve.-sity made a civil engineer of him and he went off to a big city _ •oi'.ndup, Montana—to practice. It \v;i-n't bad. He did surveying ar i irr'.R-ition engineering and he got away once, when he went to World War J. When he came home, the 3,500 people in Roundup elected him mayor. He married Zoe Parkinson, a big-eyed ranch girl who used to drive 125 miles in a buckboard with her father to get to a railroad. They were happy and, :n time, had two children to prove it. In 1925, a friend of a friend sent Claude a copy of the Miami Herald. It was a special ed bOn devoted to the great big land boom in Florida. Renshaw left Roundup, told Zoe to keep the children warm, and went to Florida. The City of Miami looked like a hubcap built around Flagler Street and North West 2nd. The rest of the big wheel was missing. It had one skyscraper, one big department store, a scandal sheet printed in blue ink, sunshine and pink It also had a land bridge built to Miami Beach, three miles aci-uss Biscay.* Bay. This was called a causeway. There was a concrete ship high and dry beside the ship channel, a lot of maps showing how beautiful ev- ervthing was going to look someday and a lot of New York swindlers called the "binder boys. 1 William Jennings Bryan was selling lots. Arthur Pryor conducted band concerts in Bay Front Park. Jan Garber and his band played music on a raft in the middle of a Coral Gables pool. Miami Beach was even less exciting. It had 4,000 residents. There was a pool on the south end run by Smith and Hardy. At 22nd Street there was a place called The Roman Pools. Three hotels faced the bay. Old John Collins had a house on 26th Street. Harvey Firestone had one on 44th. Claude Renshaw worked at surveying for a while. Then he an- swered an advcrtlsment for city manager of Miami Bench and got the job. It paid $7,500 a year. He sent for Zoe and the children. Then he examined the so-called city It was rich in sand dunes and swamps. It had no sanitary department and water came across the caiiscway in a wooden pipe. There was one fire company and 25 policemen. Hcnshaw said that the place needed a press agent. He hired Steve Hannagan, Joe Copps and Larry Smits. They were paid $1,000 each for sending pictures of Miami high school girls in bathing suits to northern newspapers. Then the boom busied, a hurricane bent the palm trees and someone said the whols island could be bought for $500,000. No one wanted it. Claude Renshaw stuck to it. He and Tom Pancoast and the Col- linses worked with Hannagan to build it big. Today, there, are 375 hotels and motels in the 7.1 sqifare miles of Miami Beach. There are 30.0000 hotel rooms and 25,000 apartment units. There are big yachts and brazen neon signs and plush lobbies. There are golf courses and beaches and cabanas. The Sanitation Dept. has 1,200 employees. There are 200 policemen, some of whom live only on their salaries. Renshaw was getting $21,000 a year when he retired. He has property in Ojus, a small town on the mainland, and his investments help him to sleep well. For diversion, he used to like drinking with the boys, but age made him give it up. When he quit as :iry manager, the beach was worth $700,000,000. The children are married, and he and Zoe live in a nice apartment. In 33 years, they have ncv- er been to another resort on vacation. This might be a good time lor a trip-well, Rountiup ... 5U7HWESTERN OIL COSTLIER GASOLINE IS FORECAST By "MAX B. SKELTON HOUoTON (API — Motorists hr/c received blunt warnings that gasoline prices can be expected to increase. A pa.v raise is beginning to sp.cad 'throush the oil industry and some executives say it cannot be absorbed by current profit margins. L. F. McCollum, president ol Continental Oil Co., this week summed up the situation this way: "This means the consuming public is faced with the necessity of paying more for .petroleum products." GUlf Oil Corp. put it this way: ESTABLISHED 1912 JAMES S. NA30HS GL2i*N HEATH • .o JOliH K. GREEN BUSINESS MANAGER GEORGE BEACOM Advertising Manager ROBERTA DANSBY Managing Editor LeROY BYHD Women's Editor MOHHIS FREEMAN Mechanical Superintendent E. E. (Tex) HENDHIX Circulation Manager BERNICE ELDER Office Manager Published daily and Sunday except Saturday by Review Pub. Ushers, Inc.. 307 E. Park Ave., Fteepotl. Texas. Jame» S. Nabors. President. Classified advertising department open 8 a.m. to 12 noon Saturdays, closed Sundays: to place, carcel or correct classified advertising, call BE 3-2611. Wcrld wide news coverage by The Associated Press. Member of Texas Daily Press Association, Texas Press Association. Hepresenled nationally by Texas Newspaper Representatives. Inc., P. O. Box 308, Baytown, Texai: Houston CA 3-2643. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier. Daily and Sunday. $1.40 per month: Daily only; $1.15 per month. Mail rates upon request. All mail subscription Mtes ~in advance. Entered as second cloni miillaf Mans ai. iiisS. « i'o« -"'«?" port. Texas, Post Ottice, under the Act of Congress of March 8. 1870. : West dealer. Both sides vulnerable. NORTH AAK1063 WEST *£ VAKJ843 $:<85 &J05 EAST V 10 962 • 10 972 +A103 SOUTH 6QJ942 »7 4AJ63 East South The bidding: West North 1 () Dble. Fa:s 4 4, Opening lead—king of hearts Terence Reese brings out at excellent point in this han< taken Fttiy. from his book Master South is In four spades an< West leads two rounds of hearts. H*W should declarer proceed^ It would seem to be perfectl; natural ?Q» "South to ruff th Heart, draw two rounds o tr^*pH, and lead a club toward ijummy. The contract woul then be made U it turned ou that West hsfl Uw We ol club drifaiUng that, tf • dlamon Unease against th» King su< . As con be seeil from (Ite a luil IiaiKl, t>ftt WWW ot P !a Would fall. Bi* ha»'tti».*cfl o ubs and \Vost the king of dfo- onds, and South winds up go- g down one, losing a heart, • amond, and two club*. This line .of play to wrong, Afhat South should do after trumping the heart is cash the ice and queen of spades and hen lead a low diamond to- vards the queen, deliberately elinqulshing the finesse. Observe the effect of this play n the actual hand. If West does ot- take the king, South never oses a diamond trick, and makes the contract, eventually osing two clubs. If West takes the- king, de- larer, of course, plays low from dummy, and now loses only one club trick because he can discard two clubs from dummy on he A-J of diamonds. Now how is declarer supposed to know that he. should refuse a diamond flu ease in this hand? There are reaaonn—arid good ones at that. West opened the bidding with a heart. It is reasonable to presume that West has either the ace of clubs or king of diamonds for his bid. On this presumption, therefore, the lead of a low diamond towards the queen ia sure to make the contract. If West has the king, the contract is made, a» indicated before. And If West does not havs the king, then he ha» the ace of clubs, again assuring tha contract since only one club trlcfc can be lost in such case. and Brazoria County^f exas, Thura.j Dec* S9, 1960 CRADLE OF THE PEEP "The current wage rise cannot be absorbed at present product price levels. . . The cost of the wage increase must ultimately be paid for by consumers through higher product prices." Most non-union employes of both' Continental and Gull got a 5 per cent pay increase Dec. 16. Both companies announced a similar increase was being offered union employes. , L ., The Continental and,(Gulf proposals to union employes are similar to offers made by a number of other companies throughout the nation. Nearly 200 contracts are in various stages of negotiation. Even though thousands of nonunion workers already are drawing the 5 per cent pay boost, there have been few acceptances as yet from the unions. Most unions want an 18-cent hourly pay hike. The 5 per cent boost would be equivalent to about 15 cents. A number of the early offers were rejected because they involved contracts that would freeze wages for two years. The unions have been seeking one-year contracts. Shell and Tidewater are among companies which have offered one-year contracts. Continentals offer included no freeze, presumably leaving details up to the negotiating teams. ic "workers Union is pressing for the 18-cent hourly boost and a one- year contract The union contends a percentage increase favors em- ployes in the higher pay brackets. A trade publication, Petroleum Week, says acceptance of the 5 per cent offer would mean pay boosts granted by the industry the past five years have increased ihe annual income of the average em- ploye by $1,300. The publication said general increases in 1956, 1957, and 1959 fell short of union objectives out boosted the average employe's annual income by $1,000. The current proposal would add another $300. Excluding the current increases and negotiations, the average hourly wage of a refinery worker increased from SI .93 to S3.01 since 1950. The average for production workers has jumped from $1.82 to $2.82. GuH's Increase for non-union employes affected about 20,000 ol the company's 32,000 worKers. The other 12,000 employes include executive, supervisory, and technical personnel and about 4,500 members or OCAW. Gulf said Its increases would add $10 million to the annual payroll. Continental figured its added cost at 54 million. • Editorial CABINET CHOICES SHOW LITTLE CONCERN FOR POLITICAL DEBTS Seme of President-elect John F. Kennedy's cabinet appointments must be dismaying to /professional 'party -politicians. Obviously, 'Cariy of them bore no marks of political reward, afad appeared to be based on the ele- S. McNamara, desig- faculty member the two dissenters was McNamara, then a 24-y ar-old. Even at that age McNamara was obviously a traditionalist, hardly the kind of man to march in tee forefront toward Ken- nfidv's "New Frontier. ¥ _ McNamara is no stranger to Washington. He was one of a tight group of "bright young men" who worked in the Pentagon during World War II. As defense secretary, he 1 be making the same kind of tremendous decisions For the first time in many years, the United States will have three living i omer pres> dents on Jan. 20, when John F. Kennedy 1» sworn in as chief executive. \ They, of course, will be Dwight D. Eisenhower, Harry S. Truman and Herbert Hoover. This is somewhat unusual, but not unprecedented in the history of the nation. ^ In the early days of the republic, there was a time when there were four living ex-presl- d°nts. The high point was reached, however, during Abraham Lincoln's first adminlstra* It's The Law In Texas RESOLVf TO KEEP GOOD RECORDS THUnSDAV ON Tf « CrtANNET, A OHAW™ 11 Sjn$TV Z Ktlnt-TV 0 KHOU-TV II KIRK TV y Town John Litcl, Dick Piirccl (B American Bnnnslnnfl T:lft O I'cnpfo's Ohnt™ he's been doing at the Ford Motor Company whose presidency he has resigned after just 3 One l kihd of decisi'dn he'll be called upon to k« at the Pentagon Is the design of weapons which won't come off the assembly line ?or five more years. As Ford president he has jus? made decisions of similar magnitude -approval of the 1963 model cars of that C °RobertV. Kennedy is undoubtedly the most controversial appointment to, the new cabinet. He is young, aggressive, intelligent,' and has more than the usual share of the family's Irl He wrote a book recently about his experiences as chief counsel for the Senate Labor- Hacketeerins Committee in which he recalled that so many questionable union headquarters were found in one New York City building that he decided to find the owner in the belief it might turn out to be some racketeer who had found a new way to milk union treasuries through rentils. The owner, he ultimately determined, was a member of the Kennedy family—his father. tlon, when, lor a time, there were five. They were Martin Van Buren, John Tyler, Mlllard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan. There have been four periods when the US had no living cx-presid?nts. The first was in the early days of the country, follow- tog the death ol George. Washington Other such periods occurred during the presidencies of Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt and Hoover. " "0 Siin Frnrtpiioo Bciit ' i ^H in;>va ( *.!!".•• »" ® Huckleberry Hound __ f Bf Ahrinimo Nawitreel OHf KJ jniiiiii?j-»""""*v (D DOUR Edwardai,_NcWs_ "fiiuitanAjrEVRNjNO ~(f:(K)" (§' Sews, Sports , ID Whlrlybirds C0 News, Wtajher ' TTtSlEi'Newn, Wentticr (0 John Sccondarl, NCWJI U 6:30 Bf"butlBW*(—'"T h e" Quiet . Killer," Genfc Kvnn*, rhylll* Thnxlcr; a disillusioned mMwIml become* » bounty hnntet (D Ann Sothcrn — Katy nnd her boss mnke scpa- for ""••-'- If) 19ftX King Features Syndicate. Inc.) Red Cross safety training helps to save lives Good things happen when you dive Back in pioneer times our forefathers found they could keep track of the family history pretty well with a few notations on the tlyleaf of the family Bible. But life's not quite that sim- pla any more. Great-grandpa •wasn't covered by social security or workmen's compensation. He didn't have a bank account or safe deposit box, a car and a dozen home appliances being nought on time payment, or a half-dozen insurance policies. We have taxes great-grandpa never heard of and wouldn't have believed if he had. And had you asked him for a certificate to prove his birth, he'd have thought you'd taken leave ot your senses. The point of this is that the average American today has a good many important papers to keep track of. There are birth certificates, receipts, copies of tax returns, sales contracts, and a host of other papers. With a little tidy record-ksep- ing you can make life easier for yourself and your family when you are gone. So, why not make a New Year's Resolution to follow these suggestions: 1 Gel a heavily bound notebook folder or file folder as a central collecting point for all the records of your affairs. 2. Put your especially important papers in your safe deposit box, but make a list ol those papers and a brief summary of their contents to put in your home file. 3. Get for your files copies of birth certificates for all members of the family, and add them to the file. Add your marriage license or at least a statement as to when and where you were married and by whom. 4. Insert your will or a copy of it. If your will is kept elsewhere, include a note telling where It may be found. 5. During the year, put into the file your income tax withholding statements and receipts lor expenditures which may be deductible. Then keep a copy of convicts a man on circum- . stantial evidence _ 4 _ , m Years'of Crlsls-rTli* all n u n 1 roundtable re-. pnrt bv CRS News C.OITO* spomlcnls called home from posts all ov , cr -"}i world nt the y«» r s *""• Edward R. MUITOW, mod* frnlor J) Lock-Up _________ i ~n 'stVto Trooper in News, Weather 0 Ernie Kovaos' Take ft Good Look_ . 'OJTLato' Shew-"Deep Valley," tdtt Luplno, Dane Clark, Wayne Morris; * drab mountain filrt taring* an escaped convict bacK to koep.'Babs .from a return to modeling ; 7 !:00 C3 Johnny "M!dnlK!it-Th» Edmond O'Brien mystery .. Louis Jouruan FRIDAY MOIIN1N«_ series Time, Chnnncl, (B nonna Re cd—Donna "j;^"^ c n "det~i5on ___ a'^AJex^po^njijliet _ _-^ „ Dlivo ^^ r roway Today :SO O.Bnt StiiMcrson—"The ' ' «? j,- ftrm Report, News_ the onslno bnslnem T-SO CD Morning- Edition News ID Zane Grey .Theatre— - g - iW) "Morning Incident," Mnr- _.". - - -• tha Hyer, Robert Gulp; n »n» CD CnjU_ ..,_ ^— fanciful girl falls under 8: ao OQ Tiimhlcwcpd Time (D My Little Margie (B Our Miss Brooks "Executive Wife, wins a prize Kate 8:00 O Bachelor F o t h e r— "Ginger's Big Romance," Bcntley gcrt Involved In a teen »fr.e triangle (D The Witness—Simulate ed probe of Dutch Schultz, gang lender .who refused to bow to. the national crime syndicate; Lonny Chapman, Robert Q. Lewis, Lillian Roth E My T h r e e. Sons— "Mike's Brother," 'Robbie learns a lesson- jfiso'O'r'roJect 20 — "Victory at Sen,"—A new. special __._ 10:00 10:30 H..OQ andcr Scourby, nnrr«tar;. Rtrlmrd Rogers' original musical score arranged and conducted by Robert . Russell Bennett . IB The U n t ouchablcs— •The Tommy Karpeles Story," Harold J. Stone; Ness dissents when a jury COLOR flj-Video Village IB Jack L.i^ Lannc Show O Price Is Bights COLOR (0 1 Ix>ve Lucy IB Howard Finch "B Concentration ID Clear Horizon^ ,_ B Truth or Consequences Q) Love ot Life rO~'M~tFo~uVu'~Be l"6u; COLOR OJ Search for Tomorrow ' © Love That JBob_ MirsHi?'" n ^.t. i HbL s'& NBC-'JTews i _ ja Amos 'n Andy , t Nooll £ n£ Vv,n • <B The Texan Try and Stop Me -By BENNETT CERF- f-a. A RADCLIFFE SOPHOMORE brought her roommate home with her for Christmas vacation, and since said roommate combined the best features of Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor, she created an immediate sensation. "And here's my grandpa," said the hostess. "Believe it or not, he's in his 90's." , With a gleam in his eyes, grandpa hastily added, "Early 90's, that 4s." * * * . There's a talented starlet in Hollywood who la cutting up a powerful lot of capers for a lass of her tender years. AfUr watch- alia Jiet lii dcliuii, il'B inud to believe she's only sixteen. "That's her proper age all right," confirms Danny Kaye. "Sixteen—going on thirty seven." * * * On the dance floor at a British embassy a very fat lady panted, *l'lt have to sit down. I'm too danced out." "Oh no, my dear," protested her gallant partner. "Just nice and plump." CiW by Btnnett C«rt DUtrlbuUd by King Futuru Syndicate DAILY CROSSWORD each year's tax return in the file. 6. Make a list of all the stocks and bonds you own and where they are. 7. List all the places you have lived and worked and the names of persons there who you know. Include the schools you have attended and the dates you left or were graduated. 8. If you may have benefits coming under a profit-sharing "Ian '"her? you work, make a note of that too. 9. If you're in doubt about whether an item should be included, put it in. This takes time initially, bu? it will save you both time aim worry in the long run. (This newsfeature, prepared by the State Bar of Texas, is written to inform — not to advise. No person bhould ever apply or interpret any law without the- aid of an attorney who is fully advised concerning tha facts involved, because a slight varlanve in tacts may change the application of the law.) ACROSS 1. Woody fiber B. Masticate a Variety ol coffee 10. Hawaiian dances 12. Come in 13. Shadow 14. In progress 15. .in ft teapot 17. Algonqulan huts 20. Sloth 21. European finches 22. Young deer 24, Beast of burden 25, Masculine pronoun 26, Not wild 28. City of canals 81. Gold (her.) 32. Shrunk S3. Not pleasing 36. Japanese measure 37. Mature 88. Top room 41. Burn with liquid 42. Cook, aa in an oven 43. Branch of learning 41. Border DOWN 1. Handsome (var.) 2. Perform 3. Pronoun 4. Scotch plaid? 25. Metric B.Pals " land a. Hunch Jnea. T.German «uro riven 8ft» Ifixcup* 8. European elans capital 87. Herb ot 9.Crie»,as aster a cat family 11. Glossy fabrlo 28. Letter 16. Printer's 89. Cherry, measures 18. Unit of weight 19. Sagacious VI. Excellent 23. Among Uk° coUW 30.Decreo 82.Wreatj« 34. Lustrous mineral 40.I*bBl 1*7

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