The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on February 2, 1969 · Page 1
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Th* Sun lavttM MR. Ai;D MRS. W. O. WEAVER JR. 307 Hate to ttM BnuMOB ThMUr. Thto coupon good for two tkluto WBM pnmitod •t tht BnuMOB Box Offlc* Good Thrash Feb. 12 Now Showing "STEVE MCQUEEN AS BULUTT" YOUR HOME W •> t- A I- [ p OVER 50,000 READERS EVERY DAY YOU 44. NO. Ill TBJPHONt NUMKfb 4224302 Sunday, February 2, 19*9 Classes Announced A CLASS FOR jogging will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the KIPS building at 714 S. Broadway, La Porte. At 8 p.m. Monday at weight control class will be held a l the same location. Interested persons may phone Jeane Trevathan, phone 4714819. Receipts Recovered CLYDE HARRISON, owner of a service station at 500 N. Alexander Drive, found $280 worth of credit card receipts in weeds behind his service station Friday. These were recovered from a recent burglary at his station. A total of $70 in cash is still missing, police said. Senior Citizens SENIOR CITIZENS Club is urging ail members to disregard past dues and pay 1969 dues to Lake advantage of discounts on purchasing clothing, shoes, drugs, hardware and paint, furniture and taxi fare. "We invite all retired people to join our club," says E. C. "Smoky" Wood, president, pointing out that the club is also supporting legislation through Rep. Joe Alien for relief from ad valorem taxation tor persons over 65. Wood's phone number is 422 7455. Mother Dies MRS. ETHEL Elizabeth Whalen died at l p.m. Friday. She was the mother of Frank Whalen and Leo Whalen, both of Baytown, and Paul Whalen of Austin. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Settegast-Koph Funeral Home in Houston. Burial will be in Boston, Mass. KC Dance GIL BACA and his orchestra wil provide music for the 9 p.m Saturday lu I a.m. Sunday dance at the Knights of Columbus Hall •2GOO W. Main. Uress is semi formal. Medical Records GRACE ARMENDT of Baytown and Doris Jasper of Channel view attended the Institute of Management conducted by the American Association ol Medical Record Librarians in Houston Wednesday through Friday. Mrs. Armendt is a consultant in the medical record department of San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. Mrs. Jasper is also employed at this hospital. Kiwanis Club LEE COLLEGE choir, directec by Charles Stephenson, wil present a concert at noon Thurs day at the Baylown Kiwanis Club meeting. I WEATHER CLOUDY AND continued mild with morning fog is the Baylown area weekend weather forecast. Temperature range expected, upper 50s to upper HOs. GROUND JIM HUNT FROM Texas A&M Universily is a guest at the Baylown Chamber of Commerce luncheon.. . . Larry Hale asks a timely question about library "bi£" . . . Fletcher liickerson tells about a sheltered living workshop for Civil Defense. John W. Young Jr., Everett M Gorden and Larry V. Edwards are new members of the Baylown Kiwanis Club . . Jimmy Brown returns a call. . R. H. "Bo" Turner gives a cook's lour of newly arranged offices Bill Warlord ' is nursing a broken leg at Gull Coas Hospital. BAYSHORE WAGON Whee Square Dancers will have Richard Lawson and Ceci Walker as masters o ceremonies at their regular dance at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Knights of Pythias Hall. Host* will be Mr. and Mrs. J. R Geaslin. No At . F.O.I.C. NORTH .VIETNAM I J*!. RATIONAL UIERATIQN FRONT IAYTOWH TEXAS, 77*20 Ten CwiH Per Copy LARGEST PEACE TABLE IN WORLD WORLD'S BIGGEST POKER TABLE is what the gagsters are calling the massive round table the delegations to tk. VUH.O™ -.—• talks in Paris finally agreed to sit down around. Facing the camera is U.S. delegation head, vsADOl JLXKl£C« Peace Talks Stymied By Hassle Over Procedure PARIS (AP) — The Vietnam jeace talks after only two sessions are bogged down on precisely the procedural arguments that delegates voted to bypass. S It took 14 hours of speechmak- ng In the first two meetings for. he conference to come full circle, back to arguing about what to discuss first. On Jan. 18 the United States, South Vietnam, North Vietnam and the Viet Cong's National Liberation Front had hoped to avoid such time-wasting arguments by agreeing to proceed without an agenda. Officials on both sides said the talks have made no progress since the first "substantive" session Jan. 25. The United States and South Vietnam want to begin with negotiations on military de-escalation, specifically guarantees of the demilitarized zone between North and South Vietnam. Hanoi and the NLF want to talk first about the political future of South Vietnam. The Saigon regime, backed by the United States, maintains South Vietnam is a sovereign state and thus its political future cannot be debated by any international conference. Hanoi's Xuan Thuy and NLF's Tran Buu Kiem have said categorically that without politica 1 settlement there can be no military de-escalation. In fact, Thuy added, unless the United States agrees to negotiate a political! settlement first, North Vietnam will "fight on until total victory." American negotiators believe that North Vietnam, and, to a lesser extent, the NLF genuinely want to negotiate an end to the war. But because the Saigon government is adamently opposed to political negotiations at this point, the Americans cannot openly display their interest during formal conference sessions. To do so might expose cracks in allied solidarity. UT Regents OK Student, Faculty Decision Voice HOUSTON (AP) — The University of Texas board of Regents has approved student and 'acuity consultation in the se- ection of administrative off- cers for the system's institutions. The board said Friday it "expects the chancellor or chief administrative officer, as he deems appropriate, to consult In the selection process with representatives of the faculty and student body." "The board of regents endorses the principle of reasonable faculty and student consultation in the selection of administrative officers of the component institutions. . .," they uld at a regular board meeting. Students nt the Austin campus had complained they had no voice in the selection of school administrators. The regents said administrative officers Include vice presidents, deans and directors nominated by the university president or chancellor. The board authorized Southwestern Medical School in Dallas to begin detailed planning for a $27 million building program. Seven building projects are included in the first phase of the expansion program, a spokesman said. The plan In- cludes a $13.1 million multipurpose student laboratory and faculty space building with four lecture rooms. Completion of the first phase will provide space to raise the number of entering students from 105 to 150 per class. The projects will be financed by federal, state and private funds. The board voted to trim enrollment In the School of Architecture in Austin from 535 to 475 students by raising the passing grades required of candidates taking student aptitude tests. Attorney Jenkins Garrett of Fort Worth, recently appointed to the board by former Gov. John Connally, objected to the recommendation. "I believe we are making a No, You Don't Need A Ferry A Houston man Friday learned he would have to make a dry run to Baytown. Culling the Baytown Chamber of Commerce office for directions, he was instructed to get on Interstate 10 and take the Ituyluwn exit. "Oil," he interrupted, "is that where 1 catch the ferry?" mistake hi placing too much confidence in these tests," he said. "And I believe that 10 years from now we will find we would have been just as wide to call in a wtich doctor to establish admission standards for a student." The regents abolished a rule that prohibited printing liquor and beer advertisements hi student publications. They said that decision will be left to university officials in charge of the publications. In other action, the board: —Approved a plan for the sale of 9,280 seat options at Memorial Stadium in Austin. The estimated $2.8 million income from the sale will help pay for the addition of a new 14,800-seat upper deck. —Approved a recommendation that the bachelor of law degree given on the Austin campus be changed to the Juris Doctor degree. The recommendation will be submitted to the Texas College Coordinating board. —Increased room and board rates at several dormitories on the El Paso Campus, effective Sept. 1, IMS. The new one-semester rates will range from $415 to $442, and six-week summer school rates will range from $138 to $147. Blindness Is No Handicap When iVlilo Plays Organ Uy HON LEN'NAKO Joe and Martha Speck first met piano-organist and singer Milo Ortiz in Progresso while on a hunting Irip. "We knew lhal here was a man who would go places in Ihe world ol music," Speck, owner of Buyiown's Earihman Funeral Home, said. "Whenever we go tor a drive, Milu will ask me it I'd like him to drive. Once, when we went lo a lown where he had been playing, he described Ihe whole place as well as anyone. Sometimes it is luird lo imagine that Milo is blind," Speck added. Milo's lalcsl recording, "The Many Moods of Milo," do much 10 describe his world of music. Though lie is flexible, like any artist, lie will admit lhal he has his luvurilc kind of music. "1 like the romantics and sentimental songs," Milo says. This kind ol music I don't need to gel paid lor." "Milo is one of the most deserving people I have everj inei," Speck said. "He has many | in ends in Baylown and every tune he appears at a different club, Baytonians go there lo wish him well and to enjoy his music." "1 have so many friends here in Baylown lhal ! have accepled an invitation lo play al the MILO ORTIZ Holiday Inn Sunday evenings," Milo said. "This way 1 can be with a lot ol my Baytown friends each week rather than every two weeks or so." Milo is far from being con sidered a handicapped person. 1'lie story behind the loss of his eyes is tragic. When he was about seven years old, he was walking on a street in Ins small hometown of Aricagu iCoahuila), 'near Monterrey, Two boys were tossing rocks lo each other. "One ol the rocks nil me right in l he center ol the right eye and, oi course, 1 lost il immediately," Milo said. "Then one year later, me same month, some of us were playing ball in the house. "I threw Ihe ball and 1 couldn't lind il. 1 bcnl down lo look for il and I slruck Hie remaining eye on the corner of a chest of drawers. I losl my oilier eye." Milo is married and he and wile Mary Helen have two children, Milo Jr., 21 months, and Carlos, 28 days old. (Sec MILO, Page 2) Our World Today FROM AP WIRES + Early Bird, the world's first commerical communications satellite, has been put on a shelf 22,300 miles above the Atlantic Ocean where it will stay for centuries to come. + The Navy is pinning hopes for solving Ihe Scorpion submarine disaster on its deep diving bathyscope Trieste II which will begin underwater research in the spring. + British Defense Minister Denis Healey said NATO attempts to defend itself by conventional means against a sudden Soviet military blitz in Western Europe would "fall apart within a few days. The advantage the other side has over us is the number'of its tanks and the element of surprise." + Braniff International claims in a suit that Lockheed Aircraft Co. was wholly to blame in the May 3 airliner crash which claimed 85 lives. + One juror and two alternates will be chosen from I5U citizens summoned to the C!ay Shaw conspiracy trial held in New Orleans. Shaw is charged with conspiring to murder President John F. Kennedy. + Wind-whipped snow swept inland sections of the Pacific Northwest again but coastal areas of the region, lashed by one of its worst winters in years, felt a slight warming trend. + A supplementary $214 million highway program to upgrade Texas' highway system is approved by the State Highway Commission. The commission cleared the way for the Highway Department and Texas cities to participate in the Federal Traffic Operations Program. + Former Alabama Gov. George Wallace has "no plans for the 1972 presidential election" said a top aid at a meeting of Wallace backers. By WANDA OKTON Extending Sterling Municipal Library service to non-residents can be "a loo! for area good will," Mrs. Flora Wilhite, city librarian, told the Baytown Chamber of Commerce Friday at a noon meeting at Holiday Inn. "The first contact that some You Can Take Your Oysters Out It you can't eat at the Bayshore Kod, Rell and Gun Club next Friday when the club losses Us annual big oyster fry, you can take your order with you. That's the word from Grover Edge, general chairman of the oyster fry. Edge says lhal Mrs. Ray Hein- richand Mrs. Hampton Fonelnot wil have charge of the plates-logo department and that people who wish lo pick up the plates can get quick service at the club's back door. The club building is located at .122:1 Minnesota. Tickels are now on sale by club members for $l.jU donations. The club expects to serve about 3,000 persons during the day, from 11 a.m. lo 8 p.m, vc U.S. Base 43 Miles From Saigon City Librarian Qtes Value Of Non-Resident Service FULL SERVICE NO -ERVICE CHARGE CITIZENS NATIONAL Bnnk <S Trust Co In the News SERVICE CHIEFS in the Nixon administration are, top to bottom, John Chafee, secretary of the Navy; Stanley R. Resor, secretary of the Army; and Robert C. Seamans Jr., secretary of the Air Force. Resor is a holdover from the Johnson administration. Chafee is the former governor of Rhode Island and Seamans is former deputy administrator ol NASA. people have with the City of Baylown may be the library," she said, "and we want it to be a positive one." Free library service to nonresidents was not made available here until April, 1968, when the city council approved the library board's recommendation to eliminate a $5 nonresident's fee to obtain a library card. Until then, Mrs. Wilhite pointed out, there were "some pretty disgruntled people" being turned away by the library. Alter much research and discussion the library board decided lo enter into contracts with area libraries for recipocral borrowing. Mrs. Wilhite pointed out that the library receives $9,000 in federal funds to aid in the development of smaller libraries. This was one reason the library felt it needed to ex- lend ils services. "And we were very aware of the generosity of the Houston Public Library which provided services free of charge. We felt we too had the responsibility for regional service." Tlie librarian cited another reason —"frankly not so allruislic" — lor wanting to broaden services. "We felt that if we offered free library service within the City of Baytown we could draw people into the Baylown trade area and help businesses here. These people might also decide to shop in Baylown." Since 196U a total of 420 nonresidents have obtained library cards at Sterling. These include W from Chambers County; 77 from Channelview; 15 from Crosby; 11 from Dayton; 10 from Deer Park; three from Galena Park. Also, 57 from Highlands; 23 from Houston; 28 from La Porte; 16 from Lynchburg; 20 from MeNair; eight from Pasadena; und 45 others from an area north of Ihe city. Of the 84 from Chambers County, a total of 22 are from Mont Belvieu. Mrs. Wilhite described a telephone linkage, supported by federal funds, which enables the library to borrow books from all major sources in the state, including special libraries and colleges. "We can really scour the state with no charge to the City of •Baytown," she said. As the result of Baytown extending its services, Deer Park and Pasadena have also opened to non-residents. Area libraries also are cooperating in arranging special programs and are dividing areas of emphasis in collections in order not to duplicate some expensive volumes which are not used frequently. Mrs. Wilhite emphasized the economic soundness of regional library service which is the "most important concept in libraries in the past 10 years." Plans Out For REL's $500,000 Gymnasium Plans have been released to bidders for construction of a new gymnasium at Robert E. Lee High School, estimated to cost $500,000. Bids are to be received at the School Administration Building until -1 p.m. March 6 when they will be opened and read. Flans have also been re-released lor construction of four new kindergarten spaces and lour instructional media centers with opening date set for 4 p.m., Feb. 12. The kindergarten spaces and media centers received no bidders in lime for a scheduled opening on Jan. 23. The school district is in need of the kindergarten spaces, two to be constructed at San Jacinto Elementary School and two to be constructed at Ashbel Smith Elementary School, by next fall when it plans to begin public school kindergartens. The instructional media centers are to bo constructed at San Jacinto, (See PLANS, Page 2) More Than 468 Attend In Channelview CHANNELVIEW (Sp) - The Harris County Heaith Department with the cooperation of the Harris County Community Action Association dispensed sugar cubes with the polio vaccine and shots lor diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus to an overflowing crowd Friday at a special clinic in Channelview Shopping Center. Hours of 8:30 a.m. to noon were slated but the lime was extended to accommodate the huge crowd. A total of 468 persons were treated during the live-hour period the clinic was open. "This points out the need for ai; established clinic in Channelview," said Mrs. Carolyn Gilhs oi the Community Action Association. !t is believed that the con- 11 rmed case of polio in a baby girl living in Channelview triggered Ihe overwhelming response. Eleven - mopth - old Theresa Jones was diagnosed as having the first confirmed case of polio in Harris County outside (See CLINIC, Page 2) Terrorists Strike In Capital SAIGON (AP) — About 500 North Vietnamese troops attacked a U.S. base 43 miles northwest of Saigon while terrorists struck three times in the capital today, one attack wounding a key staff general of President Nguyen Van Thieu. The night assault on the Infantry base cost the Americans two dead, 31 wounded and a helicopter shot down, the 1,008th lost in combat In the war. The four crewmen were rescued uninjured. First reports said only three enemy soldiers were killed. Twice the North Vietnamese tried to drive Into the base under cover of a five-hour barrage of ISO mortar shells. They were beaten back by U.S. bombers, helicopter gunships and artillery. Eleven persons, including Maj. Gen. Nguyen Van Kiem and four of his body guards, were wounded in the three terrorist attacks in Saigon. A ground attack on a hamlet south of Sa Nang and two overnight sheIIings, including one against the old imperial capital of Hue, killed seven Vietnamese civilians and wounded 15 others, a spokesman said. The South Vietnamese government made public another In a series of protest notes to the International Control Commission denouncing "acts of terrorism and sabotage directed against the people of the Republic of Vietnam." Kiem suffered a broken leg after two men on a motorcycle hurled an American grenade and two homemade bombs at his car. Eyewitnesses said Kiem and his four bodyguards managed to jump from their vehicles before the bombs exploded. City To Name Urban Panel The 1 Baylown City Council will liuld a breakfast meeting at 6:30 m. next Tuesday to announce the appointment ol a seven- number committee to implement Ihe city's new urban rehabilitation standards ordinance. The committee is to include a minister, an architect, a social worker, a home builder, a mortgage home loan banker, all with a minimum of five years experience in their fields, plus two citizens known to have an interest in community affairs. City Manager Fritz Lanham told the council that the city has a list ot 40 vacant buildings which appear to be sub-standard upon which the committee will need id take action. II the committee decides the buildings are sub-standard, the ordinance authorizes the placing D| placards on the buildings declaring them unfit lor occupancy Hie urban rehabilitation standards ordinance, sometimes I'elerred to as a minimum housing code, was approved by itie City Council last fall. The council will meet next 1'uusday at Holly Inn KesUiuranl. CHANNELVIEW KIDS GIVEN POLIO VACCINE CHANNELVIEW WAS the scene of much "shooting" and sugar cubes this week when the Harris County Health Department staged • maw clink for vaccination* and on) polio vaccine. Mix Bebe Jones, public health nurse, is assisted by Mrs. Dewey Fisher at the clinic. Follow-up clinics win be beW March 7 and April 4 at the smme location at 114 Sheldon Road. The Harris County Community Action Association helped publicize the clink which drew an overflowing crowd. The clink was instigated after the report of a confirmed case of polio in Channchrbw this week. Besides the polio vaccine, shots were dispensed for diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus. A total of 468 persons w«r* trMted during the five hours the clink was open Friday. (Photos by Muril Hart)

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