The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on January 4, 1961 · Page 1
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Tide Schedule forlny: High n:30p.m. Low 11:13 p.m. Thursday: WA«R IMPORTANT EVI ft SINCE BIBLICAL 0AfS-RSAD OBSERVATIONS ON PAGE 10 3:1R n.m., 7;12 p.m. ji.f-ow 10:48 a.m. T B O FACTS Weather Cast Partly cloudy to cloudy gfl4 continued cold through Thuff* day, Low tonight 46, High Thursday S3. VOL. 48 NO. 269 F.ett Chrttflfdi BE 3-88I1-A11 Oiftn Oftie.ii BE J.8511-B XMp f AngUtom Tl 8-S248 SERVWQ gRAZOSPORT. AttOLETON, WEST COLUMBIA, BRAZOR1A, SWEENY, OLD OCEAW, D^Wflt/Hf Freeport, Texas JVEDNESDAY, JANUARY 177961 To Build Eth Associated Press Member Security Council Takes tip Cuba Invasion Charge By Associated Frew Thn Cnstro R o v c rnment hns Ruiirnntccxl the s n f e ty of nil Americans in Cuba despite our rupture in diplomatic relations. However, Ihe US Embassy In Ilyvnnn hns urged all Americans ti™cavo the island Immediately. And it's hurrying plans to got its own personnel away. Meanwhile, the UN Security Council Is Inking up this morning Havana's charges that the Kisenhownr A d m i n i stratlon is planning nn immediate invasion of the Island. Our UN spokesman has a tough reply set for the Cuban charges. The Soviet Union has called on IW Security Council to condemn what Russia called the international acts of piracy by the U.S. against Cuba. The official Tass statement was issued just hours before the council convened in New York to consider Havana's complaint of planned U. S. aggression. A (Dublin note delivered at our Havana Embassy acknowledged ident Eisenhower's act in severing relations. H names :he Embassy of C o m m u nlst Czechoslovakia to represent Cuba in Wnshlngton In the future. The tone of the note Is described in Havana as unusually polite. Military officials in WashinR- Ion profess to see little likelihood that the break will have any immediate effect on our Naval base at Guantanamo. Last night, however, Presidential News Secretary James Hngerty declined to answer all questions 'n that point. In general, congressional reaction is that the breach was Inevitable. Democratic Chairman J, William Fulbright of the Senats Foreign R e 1 a t i o ns Committee gays we certainly had sufficient provocation. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana declared: "We've been build- Ing up to it for a long time." House Republican Leader Charles Mullock of Indiana says he trusts the judgement of the administration. The first European reaction to the US break comes from the 1st Capitol Boy Scout Unit Committee Heads Named Sam Lee, chairman of the First Capitol D i s t r i ct. Bay Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, has set the first meeting of the District Committee for ?-<p.rn. - ' '•' J ^pr Mrs. Eliza Lacy Dies On Tuesday Mrs. Eliza Lcona Lacy, 71, died Tuesday in a local rest home where she had been for two and a half years. The body was to be 1 taken hy F^eport Funeral Home today to San Augustine for services and burial at the Sowell Cemetery there. Survivors 1 n c 1 u do five daugl>- ters, Mrs. Hugh Hanly of take Jackson, Mrs. Willie Pike of Placerville, Calif., Mrs Preston F-irt of Frfeport. Mrs. John Mixon of San Augustine, and Mrs. Lewis Mygard of Bay City. Tuesday at the Shrimp Net in Angleton. Lee has named these men as chairmen of the operating, com,- f Mack HJatt, -finance;. Dr. Sherwood Lynn, health and of cigarettes valued at $5. safety; H. L> Kownselor. advancement; Jack McCann, leadership training; N. C. Carter, organization and extension; and James Luna, camping and activities. S. D. Freeman Jr., Ralph GH- bert, and Carter are District vice chairmen. Bob Warren, District Scout executive, is secretary of the committee. • The First Capitol District ended 1960 with 1,292 boys enrolled in Scouting as Cub S c o u u, Boy Scouts or Explorers, This is a growth of 148 boys over 1959. Almost half of those eligible advanced a rank during the year Soviet News Agency Tass. Tass calls the move "A now step toward aggression,' Here arc some other developments in the situation: The US Coast Guard will establish a regular patrol of the waters off Key West - nearest mainland point to Cuba. Government sources In Ottawa say that Canada's lelationn with Cuba will continue uninterrupted despite the US breach. An anti-Castro Cuban leader in Miami predicts the break will lead to violent overthrow of the Castro government in the immediate future. In another trouble area — Laos — the US is accused of planning provovative military measure?. The charge comes from the for- clgn ministry of Communist North Viet Nam, which borders on Laos. The Red statement says that what are termed US imperialists are trying to promote intervention in Laos by members of the Southeast Asia Treaty organization. The US Tactical Air Command at Langiey Air Force Base in Virginia «ays its composite sir strike forces are ready if the Command's answer to small wais described as "brush fire" operations. PLAKT SITE, WHICH IS IN ANGLETOK SCHOOL DISTRICT. IS AT LOWER RIGHT About On* Fifth Of Property Purchased Tuesday Will be Osed In Present Plans Angleton May Try For / Direct Monsanto Route Angleton may be making a. He added that the local Chamber feels routing as it af- force at the Monsanto plant an-! nounced Tuesday. | fects the Brazosport area should Beginning with a special! b * le " to that ar «a. meeting last week, Angleton i "We hope work will begin as citizens have been planning a j soon as possible on a road be- proposal for a more direct route j '.ween Angleton and the Mon- tKtween their city and the Mon-i santo plants," Gilbert said, santo site than any now pro-' Thus would be a different posed by the Texas Highway j county road than the one re- Department. i quested by Monsanto officials. Their proposal will likely be I The purpose of the road Angle- and 10 reached the rank of Eagle, j n the form of a request for an j ton citizens are proposing would Scout- , all-weather county road which i be to put Angleton into the Lee succeeds Judge ThurmanI would bring the Monsanto plant! competition for the working And, five sons, Martin, George, pupton wlto 1>as become a mem-j to w ,thi n 14 or 15 mites travel- i force at Monsanto by "almost and Columbus of San Augustine, leay Arca Coanc » JWmny of Houston, and Lacy of Lake Jackson. Larry Chile Police Chief BILL PARTEN, back at \..i . after a short .stay in a hospital . . . FLOYD WALLING, leaving today for his Army post in San Ant»ni» after spending the holidays with his parents in Clutc. I'AM PAYNE, winning first jn beginners solo nnd second in strutting, and KATHY LKE KKAMIG, taking first in advanced solo, first in sweetheart, nnd second In strutting in a Houston twirling contest . . . VEItNA HUHMANN, scheduled in celebrate a Thursday liiitl-iilay . . . VAI.KKIK WARNEH, thrilled over receiving an invitation to tlio Presidential inauguration but wondering If anyone, else from HP Is planning to attend. Around The County: CARLOS B. MASTERSON JH., a former Anglcton resident, being married in Houston to CARL1N EUZAUETH GLYNN, recently. They plan to live in New York, where ho is a member of the Actor's Studio . . . Mlt.S. LOLA PUYOIt, under- tfoiiijf e.v« surgery in Houston, and expected to be back ut the home of her daughter, MKS. ^ T. JONES, sometime this week . . . MICHAEL KUCHS, out of the- hospital urul back home following an uiitii-peitcMrlun ucd- dc.nl a few days ht fine t'hrist- inus. lie's expert,>i| to hi 1 a;good as iU'\v, soon, though he will have to take it eit»y ioi u Jew w»«kj . . .. V cutive Board. ing distance from Angleton In-' equalizing the distance between stead of the 22 miles 'on pres- \ the plant and either Angleton cnt roads. ; or Alvin. County Commissioner Dixie: It U about 12 or 18 miles Brown went on record as fa- j from Alvin to the edge of the t voring the proposed road, ad- Monsanto property, Gilb e r t ding that he will do everything said. possible to help bring it about. | Initial plans are for a meeting "It will take the cooperation between interested Angleton-' Highway 332 Speed Limit Lowered Af LJ At »oon si conduction be- require a bond issue," Brown I road. This road would probably 8«n». driven along stale i explained. "The bond issue | require a bridge across Choco- of the mass of Angleton people to support it, because it will ians and Brown Friday to try to get an all-weather county Highway 332 (Plant B t i o n Drive) in Lake Jackion had would be necessary both be- late Bayou above the Monsanto cause of the tax cut this year location. Route, financing, and other MONSANTO OFFICIALS WILLIAMS. LEFT. AND ECKEHT Proposed Chocolate B»you Plant Layout Is Shown In Background belter lighten their touch on " nd because right-of-way funds the accelerator. i have already been allocated." | details are expected to be dis An ordinance hai been glv- i Ralph W. Gilbert, chairman j cussed at that meeting. en linal approval by the Lake! of the Highway Committee for' Brown urged that all the peo- Jackson City Council lower-! 'he Angleton Chamber of Com- pic in Angleton familiarize ing by live milei the present: nierce, said that the proposed themselves with these projects •peed limit* on Ihe highway,! State Farm Road 1561 would {so they will understand the lor Ihe conttruction period, i ue u( no particular value in, need for a road, and the need At preient the *rei affect-1 shortening the distance between for their support. ed hai llmiti of 40 and jo j Angleton and the Monsanto The plant site lies entirely mph. The>« will be lowered' Plant. (within the Angleton Independ-l to IS and 45 mph. j "Though we still feel this isjent School District, which! A group of four Freeport citi- mum. . " The petition A 1953.820 contact for Ihe i» desirable proposal, we have makes it likely that workersi zens Tuesday urged the Brazos- i nearly loo' signatures. Group Urges HS Assembly Talks had construction of Iht new four- ! no wish to enter into it past whose children attend school lint rouie of Ih» highway has ! llvat Point," Gilbert said. ; here would feel close ties with •Iraady bt.n let by the SUUiMnrina "io"am Angleton, Gilbert explained. , or E anued N* «*°<H •nd work is expected to b»., ttlme «8WS gin soon. The new rout* from i S/* Amsteldyk Due Jan. 4 SH 286 will Join the preient SH 332 near the preient ««it- erly interiection with Meg- nolia Street. Brazos Harbor S's Hess Voyager Due Jan. S Phillips Dock port Board of Education to begin j I 116 reason there was no resu- assemblyi lar assembl >' program, Board - - - . . a ^ emDly ; President A. F. Shorkey said, Among those invited to at- programs, and requested they be-J was the lack of an auditorium, tend a meeting last week were | gin next Monday with the visit j For the same reason, their re- Anglelon Chamber offici a I s, lot Major George Laccy Jordan. City of Angleton officials, mem-1 Maj. Jordan, author of "From quest would present difficulties. "You remember that some COMPANY'S tOSS MADE DREAM COME TRUE FOR CLUTE KIDS A small Clule girl looked wistfully up at and frozen fruit-flavored ices on sticks. bers of the School Board, and j Major Jordan's D i a r i e s' uvl years back we had a bond pr» u number of other interested more recently "Gold Swindle -iposal 10 pay for an auditorium, citizens. jTh* Story of Our Dwindl i ii g: If it had passed, we wouldn't Gold," will speak on American jiiave this difficulty," Shorkey said. ism at a Fix-edom Rally sch<>- The acoustics in the gym w«re Police Chief Bill Parten. "Can 1 have Ju.st one more?" she asked Purten had to end her "dream come true" — fn>e Ice cream bars at, long as they lasted. "You have already eaten nine of them, child. 1'ru ufroid you'll bo sick if you eut another," Parten told her gently. The unexpected bonanza for ("lute youngsters C8iiu> .ihmit when C'lule police found an Parten notified the Houston company that the truck was in running condition and would be awaiting someone from the company to take it buck lo Houston. Since the truck's wares would be ruined in a short while, Parten invited youngsters to help themselves. Some of the law enforcement officers joined the youngsters in partaking of Ihe unexpected atwiidcmed ice cream truck on Pinntoney Drive windfall. A deputy sheriff, crunching' -... .v, »~ vt I uesday. The truck liaci been stolen from the cream sticks came in Justice of the Peace R. ! "\Vi duled Monday night at the Fairgrounds Auditorium in Angleton, Vincent Scott, spokesman (JT the group, proposed that the Board i n v i le Maj. Jordan 'o speak to a student-faculty assembly earlier Monday. A petition presented to the Board by tbe citizen group jb- sewed that the high school 'lias no organized assembly progtani to offer personal contact (or tite students with ;.ix>mlncnt indivi- duuls who could present both .Hlucntional speeches. such that a large audience ihore had difficulty hearing. 0. B. King, director of secondary education, said. He suggested mat any assembly program held there be with CHARLES H. SOMMEq Monsanto President Principal Kenneth Wilson said that there would be more likelihood of the students hearing it they were in three groups, with three talks given In the cafeteria. inspiration^ matter of an auditorium again," : Sun-key said to the visitors. W-th Augleton PO Moves Anglaton residents will begin ' Plant COUNTY UNIT TO BE LARGEST IN WORLD Plans for a huge petrochemical complex in Brazoria County, including the world's largest ethylena plant, were announced Tuesday by the Monsanto Chemical Company. Present plans call for a plant that will initially occupy about one-fifth of a 3,000 acre site on Chocolate Bayou purchased by Monsanto Tuesday. Monsanto President Charles H. Sommer said that site preparation would begin at once. Construction will follow in the early summer. The plant is scheduled to begin operation in 1962. No figures on plant cost or employment were made known in the announcement. But unofficial sources said that the cost would approach $100 million. A construction employment of nearly 3,000 is estimated by these sources during the building phase of the plant, with thp future operational force expected to number about 400. Site of the plant is on the east side of Chocolate Bayou, 13 milrvs east of the Angleton city limits, nine miles due south of Alvin, and four miles west of the Brazoria- Galveston County line. It lies wholly within the Angleton school district. The dominant feature of the the plant is the ethylene facilities that will produce 500 million pounds annually. In addition, the plant will produce tonnage quantities of benzene and naphthalene. Other products of the plant are to be propylene, cumene, phenol, acetone, ethyl benzene, and other hydrocarbons which are used as raw materials by Monsanto. Plans for this Brazoria County plant amount to "a precedent-setting move toward self-sufficiency in hydrocarbon raw materials for .Monsanto c h emical processes, Sonifner said. ^ The .major part of the plant's output will be ~usexi as raw materials by other operating units of Monsanto. "Seldom in "the history of the chemical industry has a comoany been able to fashion a plant ro appropriately tailored to its pre sent and fores eeable raw materials needs,' Sommer said. "Production efficiences to be achieved at this modem alant will materially strengthen Monsanto's economic position." Benzene production at the plant is to be 42 million gallons a year, with a naphthalene production oj 50 million pounds. "These are two of the most important hydrocarbon raw terials used by Monsanto in the manufacture of plastics and organic chemicals," Sommer said. "While the amounts to be produced at the new plant will not provide Monsanto's full requirements, they will guarantee the company and its customers considerable protection against an- currently supplies an appreciable favorable supply situation." | part of the fuel requirements lor Ethylene finds many uses as a I Monsanto's Texas City plant." hydrocarbon intermediate. Polyethylene, the fastest growing Dlas- tics family, is well known for its squeeze bottles, Sommer said. Monsanto uses ethylene in the manufacture of styrene monomer, which in turn is used in synthetic rubber and in Monsanto's polystyrene plastics. The hydrocarbon also is used in the manufacture of polyvinyl chloride plastics which find typical applications in floor tile, electrical insulation and flexible films, Monsanto has man ufactured ethylene since 1SH2, and possesses advanced engineering experience which will be incorporated in the The company has held option on the Chocolate Bayou site since February, 1960. The land was owned by the Houston Farms Development Co. Clute Burglary Loss At $1,000 A burglary of a Clute company Monday night resulted in the loss of six or seven large truck tires valued at around $1,000. Clute Police Chief Bill Parten said the burglary occurred at Wilson Oil Company at Wilson Road and Highway 288. He said entry was gained through an office window, and the burglar left footprints tr. walking over a desk at the window. Parten said the tires are val- picking up their mail at thejued at $150 each. He said he new Angleton Post Office, be-1 had some good leads in the case hind tbe City Hall, Friday | and expects to make an arrest in the case very soon. "I hope you will remember ihis morning, W. T. Rochelte, acting j iroblcm when we bring up the postmaster, said today. j ~ ..... Formal dedication ceremonies ! gun Data for the' new building will would like to encourage! Scott at the meeting were G. W.! announced soon. Post Office box j B program '.'.; the high school iaitlai.l and Ml 1 , uud Mrs. V. U I patrons will be given their new I wouthly bjsii, « tttt nunriwMlp ' wiabinaiigns Sets Today 5:36 p.m. Rises Thursday 7:18 a.m. Sets Thursday 5:36 p.m. Dow Extends Welcome "Dow is genuinely happy io welcome Monsanto to Bra- icria County," Dr. A. P. Beu- iel. Dow vice president and general manager of lh« Texas Division, said this morning. "Monsanto is one of America's fine industrial organisa- tions. I am sure that we will continue, as in the past, to be mutual customers as well as competitors." MOVING SOON... Whether you are leaving town or moving Into a home with "built in kitchen", you can dispose of appliances the easy way by calling BE 3-2611 Or BE 3-3511 OR ANGLETO.N TI 9-5246 new ethylene plant Monsanto w i a : design and build, Sommer said. "The unique plan of this facility i is a tribute to our research and ' engineering personnel.' At least 50 million pounds a fear of phenol will be manufie- ured by a cumene-oxidation oro cess in a unit which the company announced in September it would construct in Texas. Addition of this unit will boost Monsanto's total annual phenol ' capacity to well over 200 pounds. A portion of the plant's ethylene will be converted to its oxiia : in order to supply the growing • demand for non-ionic, low-sudsing detergents. • '•% < The Chocolate Bayou plant was 'H' selected because of the avafl- ability of feedstocks, water trans^ : portation and the proximity of ,j Monsanto's Texas City plant 75 J miles away. A major portion of | the ethylene output will be con- .1 sumed at Texas City, Sommer "a said. 1 H. K. Eckert of Texas City. • former a s s i slant general man- • ager of the company's Plastic* Division, is general manager of f the Chocolate Bayou project "•• He reports to the company's Exe- : cutive Committee through one of its members, Vice President Felix . N. Williams of St. Louis. Monsanto has assigned a group of its top engineers to the project. Bechtel Corp. of San Francisco has been retained to assist in the design and construction. The Chocolate Bayou project will make Monsanto even more basic Jn chemicals :p'roduced from petroleum. Sommer said. A. large consumer of hydrocarbons, flie company began to move toward acquisition of petroleum raw materials sources in 1955 when it merged with Lion Oil Co., a producer of petroleum and petroleum derivatives, he said. "Monsanto's Lion Oil Co. Division will contribute significantly to this project," Sommer said. fli "Natural gas .from Monsanto's >i reserves in this area will be used v* at the new plant for fuel; some S of our existing liquid reserves economically a v a i lable to the plant will be used directly .is ; feedstock, with other reserves backing up the raw materials situation through . t r a d es and 'swapouts 1 with other companies. "Our basic position over tbe years will be additionally enhanced as Lion continues to develop additional oil and gas re- erves. "We also have natural gas production in Brazoria County, which

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