The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on February 3, 1969 · Page 5
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 5

Baytown, Texas
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Monday, February 3, 1969
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VIOLENCE CLAIMS 44 LIVES (Continued Fi wl s Whitlock found the body of her daughter Muy, 1», Srtuiday at their home near Honey Grove in North Texas. Authorities said she went to sleep with a gas heater burning in an unventilated room. Mrs. Robert M. Thomas, 63, died Saturday of bums suffered in her Dallas apartment the night before. Firemen found her on the floor with flames filling the place. She had been recovering from a broken leg. A disturbance at an East Dallas cafe early Saturday ended in a fatal shooting of Tommy Lee DeLaughter, 24. Larry M. Meeks, 22, of Amarillo was killed Friday night when his pickup truck and another vehicle collided near Amarillo. A collision of two cars in heavy rain Friday night near Gladewater killed Willey B. Anderson, M. T. Tyeskie and Beatrice Lewis, all of Dallas. Rodney D. Longsdon, 20, of Coahoma died Friday night in a car which overturned five miles east of Big Spring. Tommie D. Anderson, 25, was found fatally shot Friday night at the Hamilton Park Shopping For generations to come-a beautiful painting can be enjoyed. Visit us soon 909 N. Commerce Any upholsterer who knows his stuff is in the Center in Dallas. A headon two-car collision new La Grange in Southeast Texas Sunday during a dense fog killed Fred Plachek, 15, and Dolores Bruner, 15. John C. McDaniels, 28, was shot to death just after midnight Saturday outside a Dallas bar. Merrill Dews, 22, was shot and killed at a party near his Dallas home Sunday morning. A fall from a ledge along a Dallas street apparently killed William Brown, 27, of Dallas Sunday morning, police said. A Ft. Hood soldier, Jerrial Jackson, 23, was killed in a two- car collision Saturday night on Texas 36, three miles north of Brenham. Five other persons were injured in the crash including two highway patrolmen in the other vehicle. Alberta Robinson, 02, of Dallas was killed Sunday in a two-car collision in the city's Oak Cliff section. Mrs. Anna Malik Alhrichs, 52, of Houston was fatally injured early Sunday when her car struck a tree in northwest Houston. Arthur Daniels, 53, of Cleveland, Tex., was killed early Sunday when his auto ran off Texas 106 and crashed into a culvert 14 miles east of Conroe, Tex. Charles Ray Wesley, 34, of Dallas died Saturday night when his car struck a parked vehicle on an unopened stretch of Interstate 45 in Southeast Texas between Centerville and Buffalo. A one-car accident Sunday in San Antonio Killed Almedo Vega, 24. Investigators said his car slammed into trees and then hit a building, where it exploded. Three teen-age boys died Sunday in a three-car collision on U.S. 69 in Port Arthur. The dead were identified by police as Sammie A. Collida, 16, Gary Bordonaro, 14, both of Port Arthur; and Dean Meaux, 13, of nearby Groves. E.C. Martiness, 49, was killed Saturday night in southeast Hous ton when he was struck by an auto while walking in a street. Rowland I. Nolf Jr., of Groves was electrocuted Sunday as he attempted electrical repairs in the attic of his home. William TiWen Jr., 25, a South west Texas State College student and Vietnam veteran, was killed Sunday at San Marcos when his parachute failed to open while skydiving. Latest reported deaths: Cartton Allen, 31, and Mrs. Alma Howard, 49, were founc shot to death Sunday at a Llano residence. Justice of the Peace Travis Bawcom ruled Mrs. Howard's death a homicide and Allen's a suicide. Pink Castle Montezuma's famous pink castle is in Arizona. Built about nine centuries ago, it was occupied as a fortress- home for possibly 300 years. The Aztec leader for whom it was named probably never knew of its existence. Monday, February 3, 1 969 gfr BAYTOWN POLICE Patrolman Sabino Montemayor is the winner of the 1968 pistol contest held at the Baytown Pistol Club. Assistant Polke Chief R. H. "Bo" Turner, right, helps Montemayor show off his prize. (Baytown Sun Photo) AIR BUBBLE is the secret of this speedster to be built as a test craft for eventual ocean transports. Called a Surface Effect Ship, it literally rides on a bubble created by lift fans forcing air beneath the hull, reducing drag. The theoretical result will be unheard of water speeds of up to 80 knots—92 m.p.h. Artist's sketch shows the 100-ton test craft Bell Aerosystems of Buffalo, N.Y. is building under Maritime Administration contract. OUR WORLD + I'rolesliiig students ;»l the University of Chicago continue their occupation of the administration building fur the fifth day. Tliey say they will ignore the suspensions <>M>I students, which were announced Sunday night. + The United States will give South Vietnam about 'MO modern helicopters as part of a plan lo prepare Saigon's army and air lorcc to stand on their own when the American military role is reduced and ultimately ended. 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Hie duaJ-based concept of keeping troops in Ihe United Slates and Hying them lo Europe when needed never has been |X)nular with ihe West Germans, wlio have been asked lo beef up ilieir own forces, The population lias been im pressed with the deploying of 17,two men and -1,51)0 vehicles for Carbide lee, in mud and mire near the Czechoslovak border. The last halt of the transatlantic airlilt, m which Cl-U Slarlifler Jets landed f>,lixt men in £i hours impressed ihe technically minded Germans imrnensly. But some press comments liave run Irom critical lo caustic, wnh ihe writers seeming lo feel HUM it was loo little and too late to have much polilical irnpacl in [lie wake of the Soviet invasion of C/edioslovakia. What many Germans were looking lor in the wake of the Soviet occupation of C/echoslovakia was a demon si ration ol something new in response lo the new laclical ilireal Hie Ked Army poses to Western Kurope generally, and to Wesi Germany in particular. Lemmi/er declared that the North Atlantic Treaty Organi- sation planning is up lo date and no new planning is necessary. But as one German tank officer put it: "Before lasl August, Die Russians were still pretty lar away from here. Now they are just across Ihe border Irom my unil. Thai makes a hcl! ol a lot of difference lo me." BARBS Your TV Te/eScope By CYNTHIA LOWRY AP Television-Radio Writer NEW YORK (AP) - "The FBI," one of ABC's Sunday ight stalwarts, has the blessing nd cooperation of that agency, nd it's plots, it says on the screen, are "inspired by FBI ases." "Inspired" would hardly be he word to describe the usual un of "FBI" scripts. They are sually routine cops-and-crimi- al pieces with considerable vio- ence tossed in when the action lows and, of course, at the end f each program. Sunday night's episode was airly typical, although it did ave an unusual twist. A .atm-American dictator hired he Mafia—in the person of a oft spoken killer named Richrd Schaefer, alias Smith—to natch an outspoken refugee (Ublisher and return him to the lictatorship. The rest was routine, good iuys against bad guys. Women ,nd children were held hostage, here was a chase and, of Bourse, the last minute flurry of ;un shots. Efrem Zimbalist Jr, as the ^BI agent never really has to tretch his acting muscles. It was followed, on NBC, by n episode of "Bonanza" that was a bit of a departure from ts usual format and one that, except for a few scenes, gave he regular stars a bit of a holi- lay. "Company of Forgotten Men" :oncerned a group of shabby ~ivil War veterans, regrouped by a sergeant who believes that f they raid the U.S. mint in Larson City and seize its gold, hey can bully the government nto giving them pensions. The plan worked beautifully .ince they had in their party an expert safe blower. In fact, if wo of the Cartwrights hadn't idden into town looking for candy, their hired man—he had >een taken along on the raid, >ound and gagged—they would mve gotten away. Of course, crime can no more >ay on "Bonanza" than it can on "The FBI," so the former lad to conclude, too, with a Shootout. However, the show lad pace and some style and here were attempts to injecl some characterizations among the members of the raiding par •y- Broadcasts of feature movies on' television occupying two lour blocks of prime network :ime seven nights a week, are not quite the treats they were when the vogue started. Audi ences now seem to be tuning in the blockbusters with the star K>wer and keeping away from .urkeys. To date this season, the mosl xjpular movie broadcast has been ABC's "Cat Ballou" early n October, with NBC's "To Kil i Mockingbird" in November second. Least popular according ;o Nielsen reports were ABC's rebroadcast of "The King and and CBS's "The Defector." By PHIL PASTORET At the local clip joint, New Year's is when the water flows like wine. They used to call people who hoarded every penny "misers." Today, they're called "magicians." a * a Think of all the things you could buy at the January sales with the money yoi spent just before Christmas tut, The conceited fellmv loho says he can drive just as well when drunk as he does when sober is quite probably right. HIGHWAY LINK SET RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) lighway will link Uruguay wit all stale capitals on ihc Bra/.iliu coasl, il was announced here. Eli/eu Rescnde, head of Brazil Sationul Highway Deparimen said the highway will have tarting point in Fortalc/u, slal of Ceara, in northeastern Bra/i md its completion is expected h 970. NIXON •- (Continued From Page 1) s not being considered at this time, although the President nopes to visit Moscow later on. Meanwhile the President is projecting action on two other fronts involving Soviet-U.S. re .ations. He plans to send to the Senate ;his week a recommendation for early approval of the treaty to Dlock the spread of nuclea: weapons. The United States signed the aact last year, but Senate ap proval and final U.S. ratifica tion were delayed after the So viet invasion of Czechoslovakia in August. Nixon is also actively interest ed in starting technical talks with Moscow on limiting the deployment of nuclear missiles as soon as he considers that the world political climate is fa vorable. In the view of some Nixon ad visers, however, Soviet policj on peace in the Middle East wii have an important influence on the international political cl mate and therefore on prospect for progress in the missile nego tiations. Nixon discussed the Arab-Israeli conflict with his top mil tary and diplomatic advisers i a three-hour meeting of the Na tional Security Council Satur day. Out of this meeting evidentl came his final determinatio that the United States and th Soviet Union particularly mus play key roles if the Jarrin peace mission is to have an possibility of success. BOYER'S RAPERY SHOP AND INTERIORS • Ciutom Dmperfc* • Window •Let U« Help log Do I* 117 PHONE 4Z7-B537 «AYTOW*. TEXAS 7782O LEAKY ROOF NOTHING NEW AT OLD TEXAS CAPITOL By GARTH JONES Associated Press Writer Texas legislators who think hey are having trouble in the Id pink granite Capitol might nd consolation in reading a ecent report on the building f the edifice. If it is any comfort to those who have complained frequent- y about the Capitol roof leak- ng, they might like to know it Iso leaked on dedication day, .lay 18, 1888—and apparently as leaked ever since. "The Texas State Capitol" is thin volume published by 'emberton Press and edited by Dr. Robert C. Cotner, a history acuity member at the Univer- ity of Texas. It includes various tones and comments on the uilding of the Capitol by Cot- icr, Fred Rathjen, professor of listory at West Texas State University; Dr. Ruth Alice Alen, a retired UT-Austin pro- essor; and F. T. Fields, au hor-editor of the "Texas Sketchbook." The book clearly contains the argest collection of the trials nd tribulations that accompanied the building of the Texas Capitol. Dr. Allen notes that before ictual building was underway he contractors "had reached he conviction that operating a great wholesale house and hold- ng a seat in the U.S. Senate were mere kindergarten stunts n business and statesmanship longside building a Capitol for Texas." Rathjen said the first trouble began when an attempt was made to survey the three mil- ion acres of Panhandle iand he builders would get for con- .tructing the building. The survey had to be called off because of a drouth in the fall of 1879. After the survey was completed, a year later, the state had to advertise for bids wice before they could sell the 50,000 acres that would pay for he survey. They finally got 55W cents an acre. When the builders — Illinois Sen. Charles B. Farwell, his srother, John B. Farwell; Amos Jabcock, and Illinois Congressman Abner Taylor — wanted ,o build a railroad down Aus ;in's main street, Congress Av enue, the city council balked The railroad was built several blocks east of Congress, con necting the building with a lime stone quarry southwest of Aus:\n. Meanwhile, the state appropriated $45,000 to build a temp orary Capitol, which when al most complete collapsed dur- ng a rainstorm. During a later windstorm, af- er the temporary structure was rebuilt, the Austin Statesman •eported that "a group of leg- slators gathered across the itreet to watch it blow down. To heir probable disappointment, .he building did not fall." It was about this time the first load of limestone blocks irrived in Austin—and prompt- y was rejected. This started a year long controversy that finally ended with granite being substituted for limestone and :wo porticoes being eliminated from the plans. A new railroad was built to the granite quarries at Burnet. Then the International Association of Granite Cutters boycotted the Capitol job because ;he state was using convict labor to help the contractor. The union tried to discourage scab abor by widely advertising an army general's advice that Texas was good to men and dogs, "but hell on horses and women." The contractos hired 62 stonecutters from Scotland QUICK QUIZ Q —At present are there any active U.S. battleships? A—The newly recommis- sioned USS New Jersey is the only active U.S. battleship today. Q — Hoiu is a piano tuned to A-440? A—The piano tuner begins by stretching the string A above middle C until it vibrates 440 times a second. Then he tunes all of the remaining strings on the piano to proper relationship with this A. Q — What mosquito carries malaria? A —The female Anopheles mosquito has a long proboscis with which it pierces the skin, spreading malaria. As a rule, a porpoise must :ome to the surface to breathe :very few minutes. and this brought on the first court test of the alien contract law. While the court case was being settled, for $8,000 and court costs, the Capitol construction continued, but with still another controversy arising. The contractor contended that the original plans for the dome, which was larger than either those of the German Reichstag of English Parliament Buildings, were unsafe. Disinterested architects were hired to give their advice, and as a result the planned brick linging of the inside of the dome was discarded — eliminating 2.25 million pounds of weight that some said would make the dome collapse. When the building was near completion, officials decided to go ahead with dedication plans. "The occasion was not all sunshine, however, for during Governor Ross's speech, a rain cloud appeared over Austin and a heavy shower fell upon the beautiful new Capitol. To everyone's consternation the roof leaked," said a report. Then Atty. Gen Jim Hogg took action to prevent final acceptance of the building from the contractors. Hogg already was unhappy because construction changes had eliminated heating radiators and a urinal from the attorney general's department. Still another architect was hired to settle this fuss. Appropriate applications of solder were made to the copper roof and finally on Dec. 8, 1888— six months after the dedication—and six years after the ground breaking—Texas accepted its new Capitol. 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