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Monday, January 2, 1961
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-ft'i fc|S J ^S ^ "*S~~i ippk !$r JUSBi ' CLEAN, BRUSH OLD SCRAPS OF FUR AND USE FOR TRIM-SUCCESSfUL HOMEMAKING ON PAGE 5 Tkto Schedule Today: High 1:53 n.m. and R:20 p.m. tow 9:07 a.m. itnd 10:13 p.m Tuesday:, High 2:24 a.m. and 8;B7 p.m. Low 8:40 a.m. and 10::40 p.m. VOL. 48 NO. 237 THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS Ficti Ctamftedt Bfi 4-1811—Att Otttf Offiewi BE J.34U-4B xe«pt AngUtoni TI LS24I SERVING BRAZOSPORT, ANOLETON, WEST COLUMBIA, BRAZORIA, SWEENY, OLD OCEAN, DANBVRf and DAMON Freeport, Texai» ' MONDAY, JAyUABY'~27~J961 Weather Cost Considerable cloudiness, continued father cold through Tuesday, moderate east and northeast winds. High today $4, low tonight 40, high Tuesday 50. Associated Press Member AFTER 12 YEARS APART Price 5 Cents English Family Has Yule Reunion An English brother and slater are reunited with their father in Brazosport after about 12 years, and they are finding customs In local schools somewhat different from those In England. Tommy Herns, 18, and Carol Louise Herns, in, lived with their mother in England until Carol Louise came to Brazosport in October, followed by Tommy in November. She Is enrolled in the ninth grade of Lake Jackson Junior High and he Is attending Brazosport Senior High School. Tommy and Carol Louise .1 also getting acquainted with their small brother and sister, Tica, flve, and Mark, three. Th e I r father, Tobias Herns, married a Texan about seven years ago. The family lives at 9 Old Angle- ton Road. When Herns met his older son and daughter at a Houston airport, he had not seen tkem since 1948 in Venezuela where he was employed by Shell Oil Company. His family left by ship for England as he was transferred to the West Indies. In 1950 Herns came to Brazos- port where he is an operating engineer at the Dow Chemical Company. Tommy had finished school in England at the customary age cf 15. He Immediately entered the Royal Air Force where he was in communications. He 1 e a r n cd radio, telegraphy, and t e 1 eprint- ing. He was soon able to send wireless messages at 22 words a minute, and reached 52 words a minute in teleprinting. When Herns s u g g e sted that Tommy and Carol -Louise Join him in Brazosport, Tommy says he felt it would be an Interesting j experience. He found mat was true in several ways after arriving. He finds high school studen's friendly here, and reports that the girls speak more readily on short acquaintance. "Boys are alike the w o r 1 d over," he says, "but English boys at 18 seem more sophisticated." He finds that local high school girls tend to dress in "uniforms". "They wear bobby socks, skirts below their knees, blouses and sweaters," he says. In England, girls the same age go in for high heels, nylon hose, and less "look- alike" dress. "Nice from a man's DEMOLISH YOUNGSTERS WITH FATHER FOR CHRISTMAS AFTER 12 YEARS Tommy, Carol, Lett. Join«d Mr. And Mrs. T. Horns, Tlca. Mark Recently New Naval Secretary Talks, Thinks Quickly WORTH (AP)-A slim host of irJands across the Pacific six-footer with a reputation as a man who gets things done will become the second Texan lo noli the office of Secretary of the Navy within seven years. Ho Is John B. Connolly, lawyer, oilman, cattleman and executive, of a dozen or more corp- untlons. Connally knows plenty about • Navy and is in love with it. ^President-elect John Kennedy designated Connally as his Navy secretary Tuesday. Should the Navy ever need help In politics, Connally is in a position to ask aid from some of the best sources available. In addition to receiving 'Kennedy's support, Connally long has been probably the main adviser to Senate Majority Leader Lya- •ipn B. Johnson, now vice-presi- oent elect. One ol the men who recommended him for the post is powerful Sam Rayburn, speaker of the House. But Connally, his associates agree, probably can take care ol himself in any maneuvering among the military services and on the complex Washington scene. _He Is a personable individual, '" man who can think and talk quickly and persuasively. He trained lor politics through years of association with Johnsen. He understands finance on tlie multi-million-dollar level through association with the late Sid Ricn- ardson ol Fort Worth, one of the world's wealthiest men. and through co-administration of Rich- nf'lson's estate. WHe learned the intricacies of the military services while serving under the then Undersecretary of the Navy James Forros- tal, find while attached to Allied headquarters in Algiers under Gen. Dwight D. Elsenhower. Ami tlie uniformed Navy con give Connally that highest i>( ; praiso from Hie sailors on th: I ships—"He's a combat man." | For Connally served IS months f>4ubonrd carriers in strikes at a . aUlNEY KENNEMEK and his *)lK wheel", im ancient bicycle, featured in the current Dow Texan. Some months u a ck Th; Facts carried » similar story ti;iiiY r n I n B KENNKMKK's restoration of the old bicycle. F.-i'-ls Sports Editor CiKOKGK FKIUiUSON, sliitod to be attend- liw ill" Cotton Bowl game today. JOHN PYKA of FVwpor., to- ci'iviiiK a im-swige Sunday ,lril his brut h e r. JOE, » W i-sl >jtJMuii)l>iu rosldi'iil. liad died. Ami Around Tim Comity: A. I'AT DANIELS, torimv Urn- zoria Countian, uniuiunrlnt; "is public relations firm is im-i'iiing with another In Houston. . G. D. BONNEK nl I- -'i-ia. 'n Bruzosporl M e nt o r iul llusniul with pueuaiuiuu. . . and up against the Japanese mainland. He was in the attacking forces on such battlegrounds as the Marianas, Philippine*, Okinawa and Iwo Jima. Another Texan, with much tlie same background as Connally, was Navy secretary from 195J- 1954. He'was Robert Anderson of Vernon, who had extensive dealings with oil, cattle and finance as manager of the vast Waggi>- ner Estate. Anderson, however, did not have the experience 'n politics. "I have a deep admiration for the Navy as a service and tor the Personnel of the Navy," Connally said after his designation as secretary. "By and large, Navy men are well trained and extremely competent in their jobs," he added. Connally has been described as having the appearance of a "wealthy big city attorney," which he is. The dark-haired Connally slill Is trim at 43 years, and gives the appearance of physical strength, and charm, and sophistication in political and financial matters. Actually he is a product of i smalt town, Floresvillc, Tex, population now 2,126. He was educated there and at San Antonio, S miles away. Then Connally went to the point of view." Tommy commented. He finds that young people do not have to be as correct hern, and they are easy to understand as they speak out on their views. Tommy finds it different to see so many cars on a school campus. In England youngsters at 15 can obtain a license to operate a motorcycle, but are not allowed to drive a car until they obtain a license at 17. "College undergraduates use autos, but you see nothing but bicycles at public schools, where students finish when they are 15 years old," he says. Carol Louise says she finds her classmates and teachers very friendly. English teachers are respected but they are not as close to students. She finds school more enjoyable here for that reason. As for girls, she states they seem to grow up quicker here, wearing make-up and dating at a much earlier age. "English boys and girls start dressing in formal clothes at about 16," she says. 'Until then they are considered too young to date and attend ro- cial events. Girls wear no makeup while in school." Carol Louise likes the bright colors go in for mor muted colors, girls go in for mor muted colors, she says. Tommy is not carried on the BHS senior class roll as he does not plan on graduating with its members according to Registrar Mrs. Ouida Polk. She said his acceptance to college will be on the basis of his English scholastic record. World News Briefs CUBA — Fidel Castro has summoned Cubans to a big rally in Havana today to mark the second anniversary of his revolution. The rally will be held against the background of new Cuban charges that'an Ajnorican invasion of Cuba is imminent. There is speculation that Castro may unveil Communist -made jet tanks in a big armed forces display. Richardson picked him as nn attorney, as did Perry R. Ba«,i another Fort Worth oilman. But he still remained one ol Johnson's closest advisers. j Said one source, "Connally -s the only mar. I've ever known that Lyndon would let speak 'or him." Connally CONGO — A UN spokes- gained the natijKll spotlight personally in I9C6 when he went before the national Democratic convention to nominate Johnson for president. Adlai Stevenson won the nomination. Again ir. 360, Connolly wns campaign manager for Johnson drive '.c. obtain the nomination, which during the presidential went to Kennedy. Connally told newsmen that taking the $22,000 Navy job will be a financial sacrifice for him. "But I don't consider it a sacrifice—I consider it a privilege" he declared. Elated over his designation is Mrs. Connally. Their wedding was that of toe big figure on the campus and the campus queen. Johnson introduced them. They celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary last Dec. 2L When elected sweetheart of the University of Texas she was Idanell Brill of Austin. The name is almost forgotten for University of Texas and became Wends call her Nellie. She re- n major figure on the campus. He knew how to get people behind him. And after a scries of election to lesser offices, he bc- tains the dimpled charm that made her campus beauty. They have three children Jolin Jr. 14; Sharon 11: and Mart 8. came president of the hu?e student body in 1938. A year later he left politics behind to spread his hori-1 shared by every wife or an «x- One of Mrs. Connally's reasons campus j'or being elated probably is zon to the national scene. He began in a small way as secretary to Johnson, then a representative. While still a student he \vas active in Johnson's campaign. Connally remained with Joh't- son until ho entered the Navy In December, 1911, remembered ns the month of Pearl Harbor, except for u brief period of law practice in Austin. Alter the wtir he organized Radio Station KVET in AaiiUn and was its president and general manager. Later he became a Johnson aide, and still Inter returned to Austin to practice law. By 1952 he was an influential person, recognized as an attorney of gical ability. iNavy man who has heard her husband spin long tales about his ship. Connally's ship was the Essex. She said thai when he becomes Navy secretaty perhaps he will take her aboard. "I've yearned to fee U so many times" she said. They live in the Westcver Hil« section of Fort Worth an area of impressive homes. But she has no domestic help. She could have used some Jnce the designation of her husband. Ti.e telephone has been ringing constantly with congratulations. Among congratulations the Con- nallys received were ones from Elvis Presley and Eddy Arnold. A fellow Texan sent an appr> priate one. mand in the Congo have killed 10 rebel Baluba tribesmen who attacked a stranded rail wagon near Alberiville in Katanga Province. The at tacking iribeunen reportedly used ancient shot gum bows and arrows. and BELGIUM — Police have arrested more labor leaders as Belgium's anti - government strikes continue into a 14th day. At least 59 persons have been arrested in the last two days. Premier Eyskens has warned he is determined to proceed with his belt-tightening economic program — the focal point of the strikes. ALBUQUERQUE— A Civil Air Patrol spokesman in Al buquerque. N.M. says the search for a missing small, private plane wilb {our men aboard -will be intensified today. The men were on their way home to Farwell, Tex. from a hunting trip at Hatch, N.M. wh*n their plan* disappeared last Wednesday. WASHINGTON — The National Safety Council now believes its predicted toll of 340 highway deaths will be passed before the holiday ends at midnight (local time). The latest E. H. Mize Found Dead On Sunday Elmer H. Mize, 64, was found dead in bed at his home at 431 i East Broad in Freeport shortly after 6 pjn. Sunday. When a neighbor was unable to get Mize to come to his door she notified the man's nephew, Don Manning of Freeport, who entered through a window and lound him dead. Mize, who had been in ill health for several years, was alive at around 6 p.m, Saturday when a neighbor took him some food. , Justice of the Peace Emmett Freeman said Mize died of natural causes. Funeral services are pending the arrival of a relative and will be announced by Freeport Funeral Home. FP Woman Is Burned In Fire At Washateria A Frec[>ort woman win injured in u wu&hutcriii fire Sunday and Kieeport Kile Qiiel C. P. Ken- summoned to the fire in the 900 Block of West Second about 1:% p.m. Sunday. Chief Kennedy said ncdy issued a warniiiK to persons the $550 dryer was destroyed ilryeis after washing ololn- IKK in cleaning fluids. Kiwpurl police ivporteil Him Mario Wilson of 1MI West LOlit t u k e n lo Ilnuosnorl Meat ll.e Hospital aftiT she pliii-eil In it dryer wa.shateriu ignlltil suddenly. Offi«TS MiiJ thii woman's Ivur mil eyebrows w v r e purtl n 1' V Iniiiusl and her fait' was blistcreil. l>'iremen ol both stations ol the i'lu'iwji i'iru Dvuuruuunl were along with the clothing Mrs. Wilson had placed in It. The wash'i- teria also liad some smoke dtimauc. Kennedy said Mrs. Wilson had wu.shed the dothlnc In cleaning fluid at tier home, then took the articles tu the waslmtcriu to dry them. He said the cumnieix-'.il fluid sho uscti required a nigh and was lo sole by the public. Ixfunie Iguit thought to Kennedy said the fire depart ment liad been called to other dryer fires where foam rubber in shoulder pads of clothing had caught on fire. He said other dryer fires tiad been caused by persons accidentally dumping a plastic basket pre- lector in with clothing to be dried. Some types of plastic will catch lire and other types will turn to gum, lie said. Kennedy recommends that 'icr- sons using cleaning Duids on clothing should liang the cleaned articles on 11 clothes line lo dry, ibm using count is 261 dead in road accidents, 44 in fires and 55 deaths in other type accidents. MONTANA — Th* man expected to become Senatt Democratic Leader, M i k e Mansfield of Montana, has urged that in* United States offer io withdraw torn* of ils troops from Europe, if Russia will reduce its forces In th* Eastern European saielliUi. WASHINGTON — In Washington, the 87th Congress opens tomorrow. And caucuses were scheduled this morning in both the Senate and House. In the Senate, a group of Liberal Democrats will plan strategy for a fight directed mainly at making it easier to shut off filibusters. In the House, a group of Liberals will seek support from Speaker Sam Rayburn to help weaken the powerful rules committee's grip on Legislation. Sun Data Sets Today 5:34 pjn. Rises Tuesday 7:17 ajn Sets Tuesday 5:35 pjn. Tommy hopes to enroll at the University of Texas in September, and major in journalism. Carol Louise plans to major In languages at college. She speaks some Latin and French but not fluently. She; thinks she would like to t*a?.ri languages when she finishes college. Both Tommy and Carol Louise find the mild climate here a change from that of England. "I sometimes miss the snow in a queer way," Tommy says. "Rut 'Dreaming of a White Christrrjas* is quite different from sluafting around in the snow." Both youngsters have their friends and interests here. They find less to do in Brazosport than in a big city, but both seem content with their choice to maJje this their home. LEAVING Lt. Com. Robert H. Scarborough, above, who commanded the loctllr-bafed Coast Guard Cutter Dione for more than a year, will report later this month to a new assignment as Captain of the Port at Sabine Pass. He will be re- US Carrier Laos Bound •'"ft By Associated Press The United States appears to be moving cautiously toward possible military intervention in the troubled southeast Asian kingdom of Laos. However, officials hope to check the spreading Laotian civil war by diplomatic means. Both President Eisenhower and President- Elect Kennedy are keeping 'n close touch with the situation. i The aircraft carrier Lexington jis reported sailing ^outh fro'a jHong Kong to the troubled area. ITwo troop transports are also re- i ported within easy sailing distance lof Laos with a landing force nf 1,000 US Marines. Air Force headquarters lie-red of command of the lo- • Washington says troop-carrying >•! •*•»•_! I_ x.-lt -* I, r rf 3 j planes of the Tactical Air Com- •mand are "being re-positioned for any eventuality." This was disclosed during the cal vessel in full dress ceremonies Tuesday when Li. Com. John E. Wesler will take over. SURVEY SHOWS Legislators Favor Annexation Controls (Editors note: Here Is another story on issues for the legislature, bawd In part on a questionnaire sent lawmaker* In an Associated Press survey By LEE JONES AUSTIN (AP)-The methods a city uses to add to its area—sometimes taking the form of "land grabs"—are almost certain to bs changed by the new legislature. Nearly all the lawmakers o> spending to an Associated Press questionnaire said they believe laws are needed to control annexations. Rep. W. T. Dungan of McKinney said he plans to introduce a bill to regulate municipal expansion. "As you know, I introduced legislation on regulation of annexation by home rule cities last scs- Jon and when it failed I passed a resolution authorizing a study of the program by the Legislative Council with recommended legislation. I am awaiting their final report before final draft of my bill but definitely will have one," Diuv gan said. The Legislative Committee on Municipal Annexation conducted hearings in six Texas cities this year. One hearing in Beaumont caroe soar, afcsr Nederland, a city ol 12,032, annexed all unclaimed ie-- riiory in Jefferson County and part of the Gulf of Mexico to become the nation's largest city to acreage. City problems rank second >n Rcp.-elect Henry Grover's list if major issues facing the legislature. The freshman Houston a\v- maker said he feels new laws to control annexations are needed. Among the small scattering >l legislators who don't feel state restrictions on annexation are in order ore Sen. George Porkhouse nf Dallas and Rep. Jack Connell Jr. ol Wichita Falls. The legislative committee conducted hearings in Dallas, Beuu- miint. Austin, Galveslon, Steve Mathews, director of trc Texas Municipal League, told the committee in Austin that cities should be authorized to surround themselves with one to five-mile buffer zones to prevent other municipalities from enclosing them. Residents of the buffer area would not have to pay city taxes but the city would control standards applying to buildings, water, health, plumbing, wiring and to some extent highways. The Texas Manufacturing Association said it would iivor laws Holiday Ends For Students Today ends the long holiday period for school students in Brazoria County with all schools opening their doors once more Tuesday morning. The length of the holiday has varied. Brazosport schools have been out since Dec. 16 while most others in the county dismissed the middle of the week prior to Christmas. guaranteeing that disputed annexations would be reviewed by the courts. The TMA also favors d uniform cods of r^ocedure and laws providing for Je-annexation in certain instances. Another frequent proposal is for "industrial islands.'' John Gray, president of Beaumont's First National Bonk, proposed that cities not annex or tax areas that are purely industrial. He also sUEge3t- ed that a city not be allowed lo tax an area until it provides services there. Municipal officials that appeared before the committee generally opposed the establishment of a state commission to deal with annexation problems. Opponents ol state control »f annexation claim the restrictions would cause the disorganized expansion of second rate cities. Legislators favoring controls in municipal expansion probably will encounter considerable opposition, but if the present survey is any indication of things to come, Texas can expect new laws to curb urban growth. night after Shaw Air For ^c Base, S. C., and Stewart Air Force Base, Tenn. has been ordered on alert. On the diplomatic ride, tha United States has catieu for a meeting of the Southeast As.a Treaty Organization Council is soon as possible to look into the Laos crisis. In addition to the US, Britain and France, SEATO members include Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Thailand and Pakistan. A State Department spokesman says the United States plans to present at the SEATO meeting its serious view ol the new developments in Laos. US officials say aid and troops have been crossing the border from North Viet Nam into Laos in support of the Communist rebels. On Saturday, President Eisenhower approved a public warning to the Red Chinese, North Vietnamese and other communist powers not to interfere in Laos. Preliminary cons ulations In Washington over tlie weekend included talks among State Department officials and British and French diplomats. Top government officials in Thailand have told the Associated Press they expect a dramatic show of force by the United States over the Laotian crisis. One official says Thailand favors a top-level meeting of the Southeast Asia Treaty Conference Council but he says Thailand is opposed to the French and British plan of making Laos a neutral nation. The pro-American Laotian ;overnment claims the Communist rebellion in Laos is being suo- ported by Red China and Communist North Viet Nam. But he offers no proof of the charge and Western officials are maintaining reservations on the matter. The Laotian government says Communist forces have seized the strategic central plain of Laos with its airport, and the provincial capital of Phong Saly. This advance creates a threat to Vientiane and the royal seat of Luang Probang. Three Charges Filed On Driver A wreck at Second Street and West Park Avenue in Freeport led to minor injuries and several charges for one of the drivers. Adam Deloach of 227 East Sixth was released after treatment at Brazosport Mem orial Hospital S a t u nlay. He was charged by police with Illegal tiansportation of alcoholic beverages in a dry county, driving i<n the wrong side of tlie street and having no Texas o p e i a t IT'S license. Deloach was driving a 1940 Chevrolet o.i tne wrong side ',( East Second and had a head-on collision with a 1957 Chevrolet driven by William Edward Su/tt of the Coast Guard Cutter officers said* They sud Scott's car was going west in Second when the accident occurred about noon Saturday. Officers said Deloach and a passenger in his car struck the windslu'eld with their heads and both were released alter trea ment. Patrolman L. C. Williams -.-c ported he found 15 bottles f>I whisky and Scotch and a ease of 12 bottles of wine on searchi.'i" tlie car after noting broken whisky bottles in the car and on the street near the auto. Deloach was charged in Justice E. W. Freeman's Court in Freeport. He was placed under a 000 bond on the illegal transportation change, and a $1*1 property i y^g traffic LONDON (AP) A British foreign office spokesman said today there \ \ is still no confirmation of reports that Communist North Viemamea* units have invaded Laos. Meantime, British Foreign Secretary Lord Home has cut short his Scottish vacation and returned to London because of the Lacs situation. He summoned US Ambassador John Hay Whitney to his office for a conference on the crisis later in the day. Home also scheduled meetings this afternoon with two Labor Party leaders, Hugh Gaitskdl and Denis Healey. It is understood the two labor leaders intend to press the government to do all it can to bring the Laos crisis under control. The British defense ministry says Britain has taken no steps to alert its air and sea units ?n Southeast Asia, despite the aleit of American units in the area. Britain has considerable force? in Malaya, at Singapore and Hong Kong and on the high seas in the sources in Bangkok officials have been American say 60 US evacuated from Vienti a n e >.o northeast Thailand and that 200 others have been ordered to leave. The Associated Pi-ess correspondent in Vientiane reports that many- residents of the ?ity are leaving. But he says there are no apparent signs of paruo. He adds that the city's streets are almost deserted and that armored cars are seen rumbling through the streets — fnr the first time since Dec. 15 when left's! forces were driven from Vientiane. A Laos government spokesman says the situation in Xipngkhou- ang "is not desperate because tne whole p o p u 1 a tion has a r isen against foreign aggression." However, the Red Chinese radio clams that Xiengkhouong had been captured by pro-Communist Pathet Lao forces. Moscow Radio says Communist North Viet Nam's deputy premier has arrived in Moscow. The broadcast did not explain whether he traveled to Moscow to discuss developments in Laos. Salvage Crews Try To Raise Tog PORT ARTHUR - (AP) Salvage crews are still working to raise the tugboat Phillip Arthur which sank in the Intercoastsl Canal Saturday night. All six crewmen aboard apparently died. The tug went down in 35 feet of water between Port Arthur and Sabine Pass. Cause of the accident probably will not be determined until the tug is raised, but one theory is that she sank after being rammed by three empty oil barges she was towing. A bridge tender reported iiear- |ing something strike the bridge as the tug and barges were going through and a man called out lor help. The bridge tender called tlie Coast Guard. Two rescue vesfeels sent to the scene found butane tanks afloat and the barges adrift. Tlie Alamo Barge Line of Houston identified the crew members as Captain Paul Roquemore, 'H, of Texas City: First Mate Lee Phillips, 42, of Houston; Engineer Salvador Marino of New Orleans; Cook Buddy Gamiell of Houston; Oiler Roy S. Davis, 46, of Houston and Manuel Midia, 34, ol Texas City. DIANE SOLD HER BIKE About one hour after the paper came out. On this ad placed by ha mother, Airs. R. L. Blackwell 819 Magnolia, Lake Jackson. Texas B1KK — Girl'i :t" for a -eiiionable price. Call CY 7-C4M. 5 other calls that and took evening. Diane may be young but she knows that For Sale ads in classified set fast results. To place your ad just dial BE 3-2611 or BE 3-3511 or TI 9-5216

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