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HAPPY NEW RAZOSPORT FACTS BRAZOR1A, SWEENY, OLD OCEAN. DANBURY and DAMON Associated Press Member SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 1961 FORECAST HOftfUL Heavy Rains Drench Area Facti New* Servtc4» A heavy r n 1 n storm ; flooded many streets in the Bra/ospnrt just after midnight this Dow Plant B imported l.SS indies of vein for the 21 hour period ending at G a.m. loday an, Clemens F a r m reported 2.02 inches for the snme period, with most nf it falling last ni;ht nru early today. The Freeport Coast Gii ird stn tion reported that smnll craf warnings wore placed .!" effect -this morning at 4 a.m.-iron S:i- i porting light riUn nnd drizzle. Early morning t c m p craturos ranged from 26 Ctgrccx «( ual- liart to 49 degree at Galveston and Houston. Norris To Join Firm to BrownsviUr tfo weather picture; Mr New Year's Day brightened roiisidur- nbly today with forecasts of only cloudy to partly cloud^ wcothcr, But actually, the VV <• a t h er Bureau said in its fort- asts last night. It was a little jfcrly to ,1o much predicting about 'low Ihe weather for Monday'sjpion Bowl Ratne in Dallas and|^ ne other til*varound the coun^ 1 would bs. Igbmoters of the bpj»i* were uneasy, to say the /Forecasts for todawand tomorrow call for much the same type of weather we've continue through ti least a partial cli row or tonight, • The weather was last night after a; waatherwise. Tern] plained cold, it r here in saw blue jieettng moments, At Levelland, Sreported that I snow, fog — | west — at the f midafternoon y Some heavy I this morning \Texas~ Childress, jjcol'^sr of the !}a two-inch bli Wichita Falls |i light snow. For the rest Idoudy \vith thel thef andg i having to with *t ; by tomor- nearly md few i except fur ilio station had rain, •Mm to the time about had fallen re*? of the i southeast die, is under > was having state it was is places re- Freeport County Cbnir. ;lsloncr G. 0. the end of said he Is 1 (Jack) NorJUs, wl,'. (oday nut-lm Ci,:!i$ye,ir tenure, Ins; \bt> Precinct 1 ml lijulpmenl in orgonlzati peak He mid successor, Dixie $33,571 milted I of way "I belie ment andj as good been anyj stratlon," that I < new ad available^ He friends • the past,! new adi and ha] Next by port visit • as -•.l.'sp leaving his ' m::.;v4oner - elect .1 fund surplus ol ' «, "1^25 is com- •'nii> highway right I t.a Ixim Ahop equij>- jtt us oTulpmcnt is "n -million as it has t)i,rinff my adml/il- • rls !viid. "Any tlm<> of awUitance lo Ihe ••nitwit, I will he I io thank all ol the I supported him in : wished them and the Ballon a successful vw year, he said. i he will be employed In Buick Co. of Free- r.te» friends to call or (.•ore for assistance in |i:n needs. The Generi ather fair and continued rather ]»< Saturday night and Sundayjfch Saturday 52, Low Sunday Jfcrning 42, High Sunday 60. TideJJiliedule Satur High Jgs p.m. Low 9:39 p.m. a.m. 4:45 p.m. ' a.m. 9:50 p.m. iDriler In fatal Mght Bnzoria seeking a with neglig nection with I officers arelcrashS-cli took the life of a I man charged! > cide In con- nte truck-car NEW NAVIGATION DISTRICT BOARD GETS ACQUAINTED Th» full »ix-member Board ol Committioneri who will take o»er admini^rallon of lh« Braioi River Harbor Navigation DKln.'t ,,an. 1. gathered Friday afternoon io get acquainted and agrtte on an organisational meeting. They "will meet again M 3 p.m. Thunday, Jan. 5. ihii lime u a full «ix- men-l*r Bonrd. At that time the Ihree new membert and a re-aleczH incumbent will be iworn in and the Board will elecl officer*. At lefl are the three preunt Board members: Johnny Su(jg» of Lake Jackson. lecrelary; George G. Badge, BraiojM ComraJuloner: and £. L. (Jack) Boston. Anglelon, chairman. In center u J. Ruiiell Walt, general manager. At right Commlnioners-elect W. V. (Busier) Curry, Freeport- J. S. (Stan) Rush. Frteport; and Jack Hill. Weil Columbia. Cuba Accuses US Of Invasion Plans CUBA (AP) — Pro-government newspapers in Havana say Prime Minister Castro's regime has been informed that US Marines will invade Cuba before Jan. 18. The semi-official newspaper "Revolucion" and the government-owned "El Mundo" quoted what they called reliable sources as saying the Pentagon and Central Intelligence Agency have drafted the plan for the invasion. The Cuban government stirred up similar jitters last year, warning of an Invasion that never came. Cuban Foreign Minister Raul Roa is reported to have left for New York to denounce the ne-v alleged plot before the UN. Meanwhile, the government in Havana has suspended regulations which for a long time have made it easy for Americans to enter Cuba. In almost identical language, the two newspapers accused Eisenhower of taking advantaip of the change of US administrations by presenting the Kennedy administration with a war situa tion when the incoming President takes over Jan. 20. ' The new invasion scare apparently was derived mainly from a story by the government news agency from Montevideo. The report quoted reliable sour- MAY DELAY LEGISLATION Race For Speaker's Job Tense ces as saying the US State Department informed Latin Amerl- can government's that the US wis concerned about the reported installation of missile bases in Cuba. The reports said the State Department told these governments the US would intervene in Cuba. The Cuban Cabinet has decided that the foreign ministry from now on will say which Americans may enter the country. The Cabinet said its action in ordering the screening of US travelers was due to Washington's refusal to give Cubans free entry into the US. i ; ',In Havana, Cuban military,, agents have seized Associated >v Press writer George Kaufmarti'X and his wife. No reason Is giveS''^' for their arrest. And efforts to to*/.* »* cate them has proved fruitless.' J i ! The White House has desertbai" as absolutely untrue reports out of Havana that US Marine* tftatf... * -1 to invade Cuba by Jan IS. f' ~ f When told ol the report, White, House News Secretary James:Ha->'• gerty's reply was "Nuts." He termed the report a Cuban smokescreen and said there wasn't a word of truth in: it HUGE HEADACHE Adlai Facing Congo Crisis Army JOSETO Snndl.i lia: M., liomo visiting Itis | JOS TURK ( KJ&A GAll BHIGI1T of BP with MR& I. and I ho tULLC. eclallst 4 stationed at uqucrque, H. D week lea i-6 Mr. und Mrs. /* Landing... JANICE LAM- innl: or G n, visiting in '. BRADSHAW 30RES. . . JJD UHEREK New Year'* to .hi ton to visit a w li urcd in a car JUCE NASH, to tba lovvn due Uve. . . •* A1UTN, reciiperrtt - ! tolwn ribs. , , iUP, celebrating « lay. And, FRAN- and NINA KEt:r>, :•>,< T. P. LACKKY, ' ii wixlduig annivcr '/Years Day, , . .U.K Wli-SQN, back j- being ill and ml.u- irii/ tu vlnil lur M 'W- I iORUE FUJtUUSON «nd wm«iving fay pijiiie *vi- toy nigSor wimiKboj-u. U., 'o Mti( tiecfjtfher who U ill. - . MONHJR SCtlRAPBH, a p»- tlwu w tw llospiUO. , , Editors: This is the final in a ieries on prospects for the Legis- ature, taken partially from a survey by The Associated Press) By ED OVERUOLSER AUSTIN (AP)-Tbo tight race or the House speakership has cast an ominous shadow over the -vorl:- burdened Legislature this month. Most representatives partiailar- y those in ofiice one or more sessions, say the contest will slow organization of the House. The race between Rep. James Turman of Gober and Rep. Wade Spilman will be settled Jan. JO when House members cast secret ballois. U may be as close as the race two years ago when Speaker Vaggoner Carr edged Rep. Joe Burkctt Jr., 79-71. Turman and Spilman frequently liter victory predictions. Both ong ago mailed out committee ireterence cards to all members but say they have not yet prom woman. int for the arrest ot i ised anything to any one. i:Us was issued after tt;c* "This nice (or speaker has k is filed in County Court! reached ridiculous proportions and Highway Patrolman i pressure has mounted to an un- j believable pitch," said Spiiman, Irrison. -hoto address was listed f iveime S, vna driver nf I truck tractor, pulling i vnn, which crashed in'.o carBiven by Lewis L. Conner ay 36, Freeport. on Hiah- fin Chits on Nov. 1 lonncr, a paxsmger in the car, f d Inter ol injuries the accident. Ion. who Invcsticntct! the laid the truck was hc.i'hi south lid the Conner car, s 1»YJ Idle, was going north when Uie trftk bit the (splnnnde dividing III highway, jock-knifed and (he lil* went across ihe esplanade, |iitUng tha oncoming car. Police Chief BUI Pan a Mi-Allen lawyer. The speaker has the same absolute authority hi the house %s the presiding officer in the Sena'e, Uie lieutenant governor. He names members of such key committees as appropriations, revenue and taxation and state affairs which control tliu flow of the most im- Iporlam bills to the floor for debate. The speaker also will name Uie members to joint committees which will work out the details on such item* as the new J-f.'O million plus tax bill and the £2.5 who ted at the wreck nvne, later uncovered :t«ul| information (ram i>cs.Hflaf the accident, which he Uinifl over to Morrison prior u the t|« Iho dwrgo was filed uta driver of a car -)• n another CUite collie 7. billion spending bill. The sharp, smoldering division between Ihe pro-Cnrr forces and the. pro-Uurkett segment wax a factor in the lust Legislature's lung months of indecision un spending and taxing. As lute as mid-July 19f>9, Carr in a ilniDKiiU- and unusual speech, dialti'injed House member* «o •ii i kirk Win out it Itiey wanted lo. lie then wurlkcd out nf the cahm ruing to Chile police, fcMUs uer. UurKei: ended the a-Uii by giving « li»» Koni on L.U) JOT Kottd mid collided wuh Ford pickup truck wli that a committee escort icurr Ivu-k to Ihe stand. The i-urrenl rat-e Is is traveling un South M>.i- unsettled, IHII iv|>oits say at least ;-t«:. Driver ol the- truck \\.is five i-.ui>tiJaU'a already are plan- Mrs. Dorothy B. Bindley of l>>>imi« tiruii-Ky lor fumjwiBu .-jr Ji>:u]uU, Lake Jatluoii, a nurse.-.' j speaker uf the Mth LrgisluturQ m ' at 'Dow llospitul. I'olice eliurgetl liUl» with liil- HcalltlntE Uie problems U» Turun to y!t td right of way In tl-'il 1 MUUI -S|iili>uui lace is cuuslnt;, on* ihuusv inemlK'i-, Rep. James Cot- Sun ScW Haturduy 0:22 p.m. ltlse» Sunday V:17 a.m. at'U Sunday 5:33 p.iu. ten of Wealherfoixl, even niggcsl- tu Piuv Dunlel tlut le h-all Ilio House tuiii'llier In 11>s\"» i IHT to elw-l a speaker then so thit ' i , .iillir.s rnuiii Ix: set Up IK'lU'.c' I the i7tli Lc^isUiiuis got down la 1 think such a session would be legal. A bogdown in the House obviously will hamper the Senate. The Senate also has no authority to consiccr a tax bill until the House sends one over. Rep. Bill Dungan, replying to The Associated Press poll, indicated he is fed up with the present method of electing the speaker. Dungan, of McKinaey, said most memoera agree a cnange is needed. He proposed a consitutioml amendment to permit House members to assemble 30 days after the general election to be sworn in and to elect a speaker. A special House committee made a similar recommendation two years ago. Dungan would eliminate the unreliable pledge card system by which members agree in writin? to support a particular candidate. On occasion some members have been known to give pledges to two candidates, confusing even the candidates. The air of uncertainty will require an additional two weeks for organization of committees. Rep. Ronald Bridges of Corpus Christ! estimates. Some have called the race a conservative-liberal battle. Others deny it. Generally Turman and Spilman are considered middle of Career Men Top Lists For Key Far East Post (Editor's \ote: Spencer Davis, veteran Associated Press write- who specializes in Far Eastern affairs, has drawn on long-established news sources for tne following interpretive story on men reported under consideration for one ol the state department's key posty.) lif SPENCER DAVIS WASHINGTON (AP)-A career diplomat and a former special ambassador who favors a Crab!? policy aimed at future recogni- ident of Contain Associates, Ltd., of San Francisco, and Prof. Robert A. Scalapino of the University of California at Berkeley. Almost anyone Kennedy selects for the Far East post is likely to run into sharp Capitol Hill questioning by Sen. Styles Bridges of New Hampshire, head of the Republican Policy Committee, and others. The nominee will be asked his precise thinking on recognition of Communist China and seating of a Peiping representative tion of Red China were reported!* the United Nations. under consideration today tor key post of assistant secretary ol state for Far Eastern affairs. The assignment, a major ons subject to congressional scrutiny, may well set the tone of the rww administration in its approach to the difficult China policy issue. Informed sources said the two in the forefront for appointment by President-elect John F. Kennedy to the post now held hv cs- reer diploma: J. Grahair are: Arthur II. Dealt—forme*- la>v partner of the late John to Dulles and special presidential envoy to Komi in 3353-5-1. He has testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that he favors a more flexible China policy. He raid it should bv •uir.ni nt rivaling an independent Formosa guaranteed by the United Nations, together with recognition and a U. N. General Assembly seat for mainland China. U. Alexis Johnson—U. S. ambassador to Thailand. He was close- y associated with the incoming secretary of state, Dean Rusk, during the Korean War when Ruak vas assistant secretary for Far &islem affairs. Johnson is Both.' as u skilled negotiator. Otliers being mentioned include Arthur H. Bums, former Demo•ratio delegate to Congress iron) Hawaii; Richard p. Conlon, pres- For that reason some observers are predicting Kennedy most likely wiJ pick a professional diplomat instead of a msvoareer man as his top expert on the Far East and Southeast Asia. A public figure or college professor with knowledge of the area is most likely to be on record with his opinions on the question of recognition ol Communist Chiai. A career officer can always properly say that his actions have been guided by instructions of the secretary of state and president. Johnson held prolonged talks at Geneva in 1956 and 1967 with Chinese Communist Ambassador Wang Ping-nan on the release of Americans held prisoner by Red China, Johnson, then ambassador io Czechu-'ilovakm. also sought 4 pledga uian Wang that Red China would renounce force in its ellorts to regnin Formosa, Th? effort was uiw uiling. Johnson was slutted from Prague to Bangkok in January 195$ aid has sm-v-,1 there as the American representative lo tn« Southeast Asia Treaty Organization lS}'.A T 0) Council, as well is amboK^iiJor to Thailand. Cool<ui undirluoli a study -if U. S. /foreign policy in Southeast Asia Juul t!:e 1'ar East lav Jie Seiyi^e Korean Kflatiojis Comnut- tet ip Ktt ttivi i» eauuderad . independent authority on the area. He engaged Prof. Scalapino *j write the China section of th- study and it became n controversial segment of the Canton report Scalapino urged a gradual shift in U. S. policy toward Red China, taken by increasing communications such as trade and an exchange of newsmen. Scalapino is also among these who favor a "two-China" solution —separating Formosa from the mainland. Neither the Nationalist nor the Communist Chinese are in favor ol such a move. the readers with Turman leaning to the liberal viewpoint and Spilman to the conservative philosophy. Spilman, 33, headed the House's first General Investigating Committee which investigated the defunct U. S. Trust and Guaranty years ago. Turman and Spilman were elected to fourth terms. Turman holds a doctor of philosophy degree in education and resigned last year as assistant to the presi- By MILTON BESSER UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) —Adlai E. Stevenson faces a host of issues capable of producing kingsize headaches when he takes over Jan. 20 as chief U. S. spokesman here. The main spotlight undoubtedly will be trained on Stevenson when ihe U. N. General Assembly resumes its 15th session Jfarch 7. But he will be on the U. N. scene well in advance of that date. Most diplomats expect the Security Council will be called into session on the unresolved Congo crisis before the assembly resumes. Stevenson, as chief VS. mier Khrushchev failed to pas* But the Western delegates heard speaker after speaker, from the Asian-African nations congratulate the Soviet Union for putting the colonialism issue before the assembly. Some of the praise came from waim friends of the United States in that part of tha world. As for the Congo, the Kennedy administration likely will follow the same course as the Eise-j- hower administration • in. giving full support to Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold's efforts to restore peace and unity. ' The Eisenhower administratioa also defended Belgium against charges made in a U. N. report that Belgian officials were seek- recenUy N member- Co. collapse. He headed another from the new situation caused by investigation committee which 0.1- covered the naturopaths' illegal activities and was vice chairman of the group which probed the veterans land frauds about five delegate, will be his country's j m S to reimpose their influence representative on the U-nation! on meir former African colony. Similar charges are bound to be made when the Congo issue cornea before the council or assembly council. Some of his problems wUl stem ship, coming mostly from newly independent African nations. The United States can no longer count on automatic majority support for its proposals. The new nations, along with other members of the Asian-African bloc, have demonstrated their ability to block assembly action. They :lo not form a common front on all dent of Texas Woman's Univer- issues, but when they do the West- sity at Demon. Turman led t!* em powers cannot marshal ma- fight in the House at the laslljority support, session for more money for teach- j It is no secret that the U. S. j position on the colonialism issue " j caused resentment among the new member nations in the as- seir.bly session recently recessed. Some members of the U. S. delegation, aware of the feeling COLUMBUS, Ohio w» —Iamong the Asians and Africans, Ohio Penitentiary offici a 1 s j were irked over orders from STILL AT IT uy one convicted forger residing there apparently hasn't learned his lesson. They are investigating hew he obtained a check they say was stolen, filled U in for $65 and bad it cleared by the penitentiary. Washington to abstain on the resolution urging independence for colonial territories. The United States was under strong pressure.from Britain not to vote for the colonialism resolution. The Western powers took heart in ihe fact that the Soviet draft declaration sought by Prc- again. Stevenson will also get much attention on the No. 1 issue Jeft over for March discussion — disarmament. The Soviet Union will be plugging bard for Khrushchev's proposal for a special assembly summit session on his proposals for total disarmament The basic F3-: senhower position has been T ;; standing offer to resume negotiations in the 10 nation East-West committee that broke up in Geneva last summer. Most diplomats expect the United States to come up with a new approach that will at least try to match the propaganda appeal in Khrushchev's proposal, which was well received in so-called neutralist nations of Asia and Africa. U Youth Injured In Skidding Car A Lake Jackson youth received j minor injuries when the car he was driving skidded off a slick road in the Lake Jackson Farms area and struck a utility pole. Graham A. Hendrix Jr. of 204 Magnolia was treated at a clink: for facial cuts and bruises. His mother reported that about 13 stitches were taken to close the cuts. Tl« accident occurred Thursday >vh'Je the youth was driving a 1561 ,Tprd rani.-h wagon. Mrs. Hendris &r. said the car was extensively damaged after leaving the road, going into a ditch and striking a pole which broke from the impact. The Brazoria County Sheriffs Department was notified ot the sctideat but did not make, bfl investigation as the accident occurred on private property. GOTCHfR HOME IS B RAZORS A WINNER The home o] Mr*, Furneu Catcher, won the tint prise oi $2$ in th* Braioria ChiUlmns home decoraUon contetl judged last week. Windows in the home ate converted into teplicai oi old fathioned Chtiitmw greeting c»d< with the theme "From Our Bout*," Tte ttKk budMt provid* eliecUve itamei ior the lilver and gold foil background of the rural home settings oi the catd*. The door it covered with led and accented with greenery and » huge silver bow. Mrs. Catcher has taken Itop honors for throe ol the tout y«ai» Brajorim bat held th» caataU. HE WAS HURT MAN1TOU SPRINGS. Colo. Wl — A member of the City Council resigned the day after the general election. HU council seat was not ai stake — he'd tun for 'he counfy commiisioo and was b.-a:-"-- H* uid tba chowed tim vci- •« didn't have iuf/ir ; . .-i confidence in him.

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