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•"i * if VOL. 47 NO. 170 THE WEEKEND fACTS KECIPE COLUMN WILL FEATURE PARTY FARE BRAZOSPOkT FACTS At County fair Auction FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1959 total of $23.404.88 wa'»of age- Jo* I fuiu. &' a-1 ~ **••-• '."'•. xl, . ^* • • %^%4IB • \rf| buyers of 97- items at racing 'for riders 12 and 1 Howard wnilam^ V2J ; WU " ams of Ro *t&6n, Wbwn Tolia-Williams sweet ~* i , ™ „ . razoria County Fair auc- year, of age; Billie Simons and 22? h J:l. *!„?'.. S ,l ridy eggs - :. ' Leola wilCE S'SS.S^SSZ' °L°] d ... 0c .? an ' homemade paid 'buyers ol 97- items' "at the Brazoria County Fair auction in Angleton: Thursday .night, ,.. ' i Florence Johnson of Sweeny received $1,508.35 for. hel- Fr 0 m H I A ?, D p? HAM t, PI ° K FAT STEEH WEHT T0 * LVIN BIDDER From Left, EIm« Paltlr.on, Flortnc. Johnson. Hub.rl C. Wood Of Patco Council Nears Accord With Sweeny Builders By MATTIE LEE JORDAN <( | Facis NewiwrlUr Sweeny developers and city councilmen made appreciable headway this week in resolving the controversy between them; In a past-midnight session, the council voted to rebate $300 to R. E. Fowler for costs/of an access road to GrestmonUAd- dition; agreed conditionally, to '•build•'an access : s|reet:'to- ? ttiV Mayfair Addition; and reached a "talking point" with Edgewood Addition developers. Hours of discussion were marked by an occasional flare of anger between Mayor Ray Whitmire and Developers Bob Barker and Jack Hudkins. But the eventual agreements satisfied a part of the claims of unfulfilled city commitments. Councilman Joe Powell cast a lone dissenting vote against the rebate to Fowler. ft Barker, Mayfair Addition developer, said his complaint was not against the change of policy that made subdivision streets "prohibitive." His trouble was that the change order had come - DR. TOM PRUITT of LJ, re-j porting he has a list of grads' and exstudents of the University of Houston who now live in LJ and would be glad to turn the list over to anyone interested in organizing a total exes group . . . We can't help but wonder if JACK NORRIS. buying the county fair grand champion capon for $150,.was getting a after the city had accepted his plat, with commitments to build access streets to his property. Also, he said, although this addition is now only acreage, with no access or improvements, he had received a tax bill for 17 lots. It was pointed out by the council that while they had approved his plat, and ordered water and sewer lines extended to it, the plat had not been to the council a letter from the Citizens State Bank concerning an escrow account of $5915 withdrawn by Jack Hudkins and C. R. Pollock. Hudkins was asked why. The council noted that the escrow money was to pay for water and sewer extensions to this property, which the city had already completed and paid for. Hudkins said that the city had a further agreement which grand champion fat steer, a Herelord which brought $2.35 per pound and weighed 841 pounds. It was purchased by Patco Lumber Company of Alvin. Bidding for the firm were Elmer Patterson and Hubert C. Wood. • This compares with $3 per pound paid to Jack Meyer of Alvin for his 724 pound steer in last year's show/ This year's reserve champion fat steer, also a Hereford, was bought by the Dow Chemical Company. It weighed 843 S°""?.-" d brou Sht $1.10 per *"•••- - its owner, Charles $707.30: " BraZ ° rIa - " tOU1 ° f n^ 3 ,* 1 J ear ' s rese "-ve champion owned by Ronald Evaa-i weighed 618 pounds, and brought $1.30 per pound, ft, a total of $800.08. George Stanton of Starito Shopping Center of Alvin pal (5 cents per pound for the 66 pound champion crossbred steer owned by Jimmy Kern o Danbury. The reserve champion cross bred steer, which belonged to Edwin Vrazel of Angleton was purchased by the First Nation " Bank of Angleton. The anl il weighed 671 pounds an brought 78 cents per pound. Hudeck Brothers Furnitur 14 " 18 Jud t i «, i-—. .«.« ..«» wrcu imu u mriner agreement which signed The council agreed that it dtf not now intendI to^auS "1 '^l ment to -taxes, should out-.He'said the escrow money - maae. .-,-. ^ . j ^^ h(^n''wittw4rn"w« in ' n _*4.._ Councilmen agreed tentatively to build an access street from Stockman Street to Barker's Mayfair Addition, provided that Barker would clear the right of way, and move the fence from Pan American's right of way on Avenue B. Councilman A. B. Gaboon voted against the Mayfair access motion. His position was that the city was morally obligated to fulfill all its commitments. It appeared in t h e discussions that other access streets to the property will depend on agreements to cross the oil company's rights of way. Dorsey Slay, a builder in the Windwood Addition, asked the city's aid on titles that are clouded due to undesignated oil company easements running through the property. Mayor Whitmire referred him to the Brazoria County Abstract Company, which had ' the titles. Whitmire than wdcr to finance'aboUriTOOO in street work, tq complete the project. He agreed that the city could sue for recovery of the money, and could also cut off city service until" it was paid, and could tie up the property with a lien. But, he said, the city's breach of commitment had left him no other recourse but to withdraw the money and build the streets. Councilman Anderson summed up the point that the city and developers had made the agreements in good faith but that the situation hac changed. If the developers had $7000 available and were willing to turn this amount over to the city, he said, then possibly some compromise could be reached. The city engineer was asked to secure firm figures on wha the streets in the developmen Issued would cost. From that point " " 1 further con> developers. Charles Wallace's 203 poun champion fat barrow for $12 per pound. Ronald Stallwort of Angleton sold his reserv champion barrow which weigh ed 230 pounds to Dow Chemi ca) Company for 93 cents per pound. « per h, eo d his grand champion ca pon to Jack Norris of Tx>ughr.M|ie .ie •re champion capon froA Don p« lop of Angleton for $105™ ° Driver Has Heart Attack, Dies On Highway In Clute A 72 V»a*> r\\A Um!«.+*._ .____ r-» .1 • . A 72 year old Houston man died of a heart attack and not of injuries received in an automobile accident early today, according to the inquest verdict of Justice of the Peace R. Clyne Thomas. State Highway Patrolman Calvin Barnard said David Ed- .,„„,„„ allrnara sala Mvi present for wif^, DOLLIE. who ward Miller 72 nf ai« ' e *' 7Z of 8125 den, Houston, had slumped down in the seat of his Ford Ranchero and had pulled it off to the side of the road. Barnard said Miller's truck traveled 60 feet before striking a truck parked off the shoulder on property belonging to the First State Bank o/ Clute. The will be celebrating a birthday Saturday ... ' MARY LOUISE RINEHART, having lots of callers TJ PTA workers have been turning in their membership lists to her,. M OLIVE ROBERTS, to leave Saturday to fly to Roswell, N. M., to spend a week with her son, CHARLES F. LEDl'OHD, " "T" •*•-"•• *•«"». .<y i~ime. me and his wife, and most of ali,i pBrked tn)ck belongs to Billy a brand new grandson . . . -i?"' Frilts . "Z Stanford, Lake The H. W. GRAYS, just back J "kson, who was painting at from three months in Southern the banlc when the accident California . . i > . occurred. MRS. ARTHUR JO11NSTONE, " among the many busy Beta C. I I tf\t ml Sigma Phi members who are 0 LJ. JL TOUthC ' promoting ticket sales ior their ' WWIIW current charity prpje* jfafo fa yfafa ... And Around Th* County: MRS. MARVIN PUTTER, helping out awhile Thursday at the WC school by watching after the first grade class of MHS. Barnard said a witness, Al Belanger of Clute. was driving behind Miller when he saw Miller lie down in the truck ssat. Belanger said he knew Miller well and that the Houston man has been in ill health. Belanger estimated the pickup's speed at about 20 miles per hour. Miller was taken to Dow Hospital by the Lake Jackson emergency car, but was pronounced dead on arrival. The accident occured at 7:40 ajn. today. Freeport police cleared up cases of gasoline theft late Thursday afternoon when six . *,, uli ,u<ij auernoo EMMA NICKBLSON while the j youthT'esldent^ f oj « M teachers conducted a testing ; son and Jones Creek, admitted rorsm . . *ni.j— « «u~ ____ u__ progrsm « . . , MRS. M. B. FITZGERALD of Clute, praising the Sweeny taking the gasoline. Capt. C, G. Bankslon said the youths, from 14 to 17 years old, , ^uu.a, .ium » w t , years oia, Volunteer Fire Department Ior I admitted that they had taken being so nice and courteous gasoline from Western Seafood Thursday night when her Company trucks and Missouri daughter, LINDA, was injured i at the Clute-Swecny football game. LINDA, who was hurt Pacific Railroad equipment He said the youths said they took gasoline from both places B _._. v . _.,.-_„_, j,, „„ >• ^v ****** vwun, gaawujiB U.UJE) UUICI plaCCS when a baton thrown iti the twice during forages at night „!, .„„. ,!„,..., .»J M. U, J,, ggj ga6(jUne fpl . JJjgjy ^ air came down and hit her on the head, was taken to the hospital by the firemen in their emergency car , . , . Bankston said Friday morning that the youths' activitiw are still under investigation. Bulletin A poiciUially danger out situation occurred Just after 1.1 ajn, today in Frctpori. A flash txploiion as a gasoUn* transport truck was making a delivery of gatolin* to Pinnu's Humble 8«rric» Station in the (00 Block of W«»i Fourth did littU more than burn th* socks oil tht truck driTM and »xplod. two oi the truck's Urn. Ervol Sow.ll. J315 H.rris- burg. Houston, driver of th« York Transport truck making the gaiolia* delivery, said he was filling , ttot^gt tank at lh» rear of thi station, on a parking area. When he itarttd to rais* the bos* to check th* tank th* sudden flash occurred, h* said. Two tins on th* right (id* oi thi truck trailir «x> plod.d and his socks w»ri s*ar*d irom his ankles. Th* Fr**port Fire Department was etll*d to th* ic*n* but no iurthir fir* multed. r 5 Andrew Turk of BrazoriS to grand champion iamb 1 e B 83 " 61 * ^ Freeport tor »235. Reserve champi brought |19o for ny . " ns ° f Danbury and w£s p". chased by Dow Chemical Com- The Brazosport Bank oi commerce purchased the ? P ? n tutke y tc "n belong- to Mack Galaznik of Jonl Creek for ?20 0. John SebesS sold his champ! to the First O f Angleton The Brazoria County Bno«t a £ ^ rge °' West c ° 70 70 per poun(1 fro and 'or »eo National Bank of Houston „„„ ,, a pound for a 628 pound bred steer owned by Ronnie Robertson. George Stanton of Alvin purchased a steer from Martha Buller for 80 cents per pound. The animal weight 655 pounds. Horse Show Winners in Youth Hor se Show included the following: Bryan Hoskins, reining for riders under 12 years of age; bnda Lou Lewis, reining for riders 12 and 13 years at age; oillie Simons, reining, fg^ ers 14-16 years; CarorCoih'—. and John Phillips, barrel rating for riders under 12 years »,,,, -* *" J^aia, uuu Willy, western pleasure - hors for riders under 14; John OI son, western pleasure horse fo .riders 14-lfl; Joe L. Stiles, going to get the mail for rider under 14; John Olson, going t get the mail for riders 14-16 and Sandra Small, parad horses for ail ages under 17, Beef Cattle In the Adult Beef Cattl Judging, John Yarling of Schu tenberg swept the entire Here ford Division, winning every class as well as the Grand Champion and Reserve Cham pion in the Herefords. Dr. O. D. Butler, head of thi Department of Animal Hus bandry at Texas A. 4 M. Col lege, said the Angus Division of this year's Fair would do credit to any show in the state Gleannlock Farms showet both the champion and the re serve champion Angus female and the reserve champion An gus bull. H. B. Pyle showed the champion bull. First place winners in thi Angus division included Gleannlock Farms, seven Pjace*; H. B. Pyl e . seven places; McGinnes Angus Fanch of Brazoria, five places, ant Charles Colhoun Jr. of Angleton, one place. In the judging of Santa Ger. trudis cattle, Stella Ranch o Fulshear swept 10 of the 12 first places, as well as showing the champion female. The re serve champion female and two first places were all won by entries of Leroy Bieri ol Angleton. In the Brahman' judging, J D. Hudgins of Hungerfort showed 15 first place winners, W. T. Blackwell of Angleton showed the remaining four fireplace winn«r». Th» senior ''Jnisior ,• • — — chawpton ?-f cawpn ?-pl.i > :.tfc>--' Jnnfar chamolon tamal* :-$» both tha grand champion and reserve grand champion female 'were «hown by Hudgtni. Crops In the Cropg and Africul- ur« Judging at this year's lair, the outstaodinc comnnuv ty award wwt to Pearland, with Audrey "Johnston and E. *. Stone as chairmen. Jingle- on won second placei;: ^rJth .rewis Gardner of the Angleton ITA Chapter la clwrge of hat exhibit Wert Columbia's exhibit, under direction ' of toward Pickle and Mrs. John Schlitzkus, came in third, and Alvin't, under chairmanship of Clifford Caldwell, wai fourth. Awards will be $50 for first place; $25 tat second; $15 for third; and $10 for fourth place. In the varioug classifications if crop* and agriculture, the oliowing communities and en- ries won first places: Cotton, Damon; Sorghum, Al -, ribbon cane; Howard Williams of Saridy Point, beans; Clarence Jackson i of AhgletOn,. pumpkin; Elolse Williams of Saridy Point, native pecans; Josie Lee Roberson of Sandy Point, improved, pedans; Edna Williams of Sandy Point, oranges; Thomas Williams, Sandy Point pears; Jean Lundy of Roshar- ' , - — —rf w* **\«Jiiai- on, white .eggs and Rayllne eggs In the Negro Division adult individual exhibits, winners include: John Brown bt Danciger, white corn; Ifvln Franklin of Angleton, cushaws; Tolia Williams of Sandy Point, sweet potatoes and Ribbon Cane; Velma Tolbert of Dan clger, beans; Joanna Coleman of Angleton, hot peppers; .. «... 0 vt viailUJ 1 fOInl. white eggs; Koreen Franklin of Angleton, brown eggs. Also, W. C. Cooper of Che" a "8°, native pecans; VelVa rolbert of Danciger, Improved pecans; Isabell Hall of Bailey's ™»rie, oranges and lemons; Ellen Brown of Danciger, Irish potatoes; Lizzie Jackson of Macbeth, pears; Essie Kennedy ^, vjcean, nomemade soap: Williams of Sandy Point, native pecans; Ellen Brown of Danbiger, garlic; Tolia Williams, Watermelon; and Ellen Brown, Grass hay. : Negro Division adult com munity exhibit winners were: Old Ocean, first; Macbeth second; Daticiger, third; Rosharon - Sandy Point, fourth- and Chenahgo, fifth. ROSE DORRIS LJ Lion. Club BARBARA DEVEREAUX AngUlon Jayc**s GRAND ENTRY AT 8 PM • SUSANNA JOUHNAY AnsUion American Legion BONNVE SHANKS Angleton Optimist Club Rodeo Opens Tonight 3r those who thrill at th« ui«. n»v... ^..i.», • . _ *^ For those who thrill at the. Miss Barbara Gale Devereaux sight of a fast breaking cowpony, a lightning fast 'loop, a sunfishlng bronc, arid"the~ rum- ding bellow of a mad bull-try-' ng to unseat ah unwelcome; :owboy, the annual rodeo at , be Brazoria County Fair is de- of Angleton, sponsored by the Angleton Jaycees, Miss Dianne Richards of Mary Julia Click : of M »*•». »»j£^;».w*- *** \f Ceeib Finger, Alvlh cajtteman; • of Freeport, sponsored by the Brazosport Optimist Club. Miss Charlene Brumbelow of Angleton, sponsored by the Rebekah Lodge: Miss Margo Farrer of Angleton, sponsored by the Angleton ionsjClnb;. :; "«» '*tef v\ - '.^,, ;Mi« Thelrna PlSllips of West This spine tingling portion of the fair will be placed; on- exhibit in the Rodeo Arina for wo presentations. It will be i«ld tonight and Saturday -with I P-m. grand-entry time for Krth ihowc. In addition to the five reg- ilarjevents for cowboys, _ tie- down calf bare-back , - >ronc . riding, atear .wrestling, saddle, bronc riding, and the •Iways popular Brahma bull riding — the women partici- >ate in the sixth regularly S, R. A. scheduled event, known the Cloverleaf Barrel Race. Thb permiU the young women to display their own par- eular "know-how", and the results of their long noun of training, with their own favorite cow pony, in a contest that is a race against time. Rodeos just aren't complete without the beauty, charm race, and display of skill of . Mjs» Retha Loraine Ward of Brazoria, sponsored by the Brazoria LionsGlob. Miss Jean Toomer of Freeport, sponsored by the .Freeport Ki warns Club. Miss Gloria Jean Franks of Angleton, sponsored by the Business & Professional Women of Angleton. Miss LindaT Carroll Simmons Association. Miss Susanna Journay of Angleton, sponsored by the Angleton American Legion. Miss Bonijye Lynn Shanks of Angleton, sponsored by the Angleton Optimist Club. Miss Sandra K. Smitherman of Angleton, sponsored by the Angleton Kiwanis Club. Many of these same beauties will don their plaids and Jeans to go to work in the Ladies Cloverleaf Barrel Race. An added attraction to the Rodeo this year is the appearance of the Brazoria County Junior Police Posse under the direction of Sec Robinson, popular Angleton rodeo supporter and'civic Jeader..,This .team of juniors range In age from 12 to 15 years, will put their mounts through intricate maneuvers at both performances Frank Harris, one of the Gulf Coast's most popular rodso producers from the T-Diamond Rodeo Ranch in West Columbia is the producer of the rodeo The show carries the stamp of approval, and sponsorship, of the Southwest Rodeo Assccia- "3n. Glen Yauk of Brazoria will work with Finger as co-chairman of the rodeo committee. Cotton, Damon; Sorghum, Al- u ^ - ""P"? <« skill of vin; Angleton grass, Angleton- , e P ret j ler sex. Fourteen girls hiftM,Ai*~i _— *i • irom throughout Brazoria County, representing various organizations, will compete in the annual Rodeo Queen Con- peas, Alvin; egg lant, Manvel; pears, Alvin; trained honey, Brezosport; Ftozelle plant, Pearland; and ttractivenen of arrangement f exhibit, Alvin. Negro Division In the Negro Division, indi- 1 d u a 1 agriculture exhibits, irst place winners include the oliowing: Emmett Roberson, Rosharon, yellow corn; Johnny Williams, kra; Boy Williams of Ro- laron, cotton, peas; Johnny Williams of Rosharon, cushaw; \rthur Haller. of Angleton, weet potatoes; Clyde Lundy Ihoota At Prowjfr A Lake Jackson woman •iho hrough the window of h e ome on North Blunck with .30-.30 firearm when sh card a prowler Thursdt., Ight. Brupria County Deput heriff RiSlttl wai investigat ing early IVidsy. test. This contest requires the par- Ucipanta to possess, and display to the judges, their horseman- snip skills, their taste in costume selection, and their beauty and personality. Jones Creek Seeks Aid Of County In Drainage A committee of five .^ s Creek-residents was appointee Thursday night to spread th community's drainage prob lems before Commissioners Court and to ask their help A room full of citizens o the community chose this as ai alternative to seeking annexa tion to the Velasco Drsinag District. Committee members are S S. Perry Sr, chairman, Ben White, Bill Gunn, Georg Bumpers, and H. Anderson, by Cal Fair Schedule FRIDAY ' . , t 8 p.m. — First Performance of Rodeo vith Preliminaries of Rodeo Queen Contest, Call Scramble. *ad Girls' Goat Scramble — Rodeo Anwt^ 8 pan, — Finals of Cwng Horse Contest 8 pan. — Square Dam-Tin Auditorium SATURDAY 9 aon. — Judging of Halter Classes — Lives 7 p.m. — Finals of Twirling — Cattle ^Uewt 8 pjn. — Second Rodeo Performance .i «n»U ol Bodeo Queen Contest, Calf ScnunM*, CJrW Ooat Scramble 8 pjn. — Vegetable. Drawing 10 pan. - Exhibits Bel«tte7 chairman for the meeting las night in the Jones Creek Community Club. Opinion in the audienc Thursday was sharply dividec between two schools o thought. One side felt that drainag was an obligation of Commis sioners Court, and that th community was already payini enough taxes to warrant coun ty attention to drainage. The other side agreed with this line of thought, but took the position that the commun ity had already, exhausted every effort toward getting aid from County Commissioner George Duncan, and that an nexation to the drainage dis trict was the only way they would get drainage. Perry was an outspoken opponent of annexation. He said nat the community served as a passageway for water drain- tag from Brazoria, Clemens and all land east of the San B , eraa T d River banks. Clearing the ditches of 'the state and county roads would help move «Ui water, he said. Clearing out Jones Creels- and Red Fish Bayou would help more," he said, and "would not be expensive. •_< 'I think ' we should go be° .^ e CjWf he said, -and them hoimuch we are UtUe We are FP HOMf DAMAGED W * " «» Highway 36 in Fr*»- to F»«port FU. Department war*ntly started whll* a butaa* «* *>>• home. H.r». ' Bobby HutMU "* tool «| th* heus*. A spokesman for the other "derailed aftention to repeated requegts to Commissioner Dunc?ui?to ease the drainage problem^ and the lack of Mention to them. "I think w« are spinning our Wheels sending a committee o Commissioners Court I on't think we'll get anything one unless we either elect anther commissioner or join the drainage district. We can't out- ote Sweeny, so that leaves the drainage district," he said. W. C. Calhoun, a member of the audience, asked that iia the event the committee fails to make any progress in their visit to Angleton, another committee be appointed to investigate the advantages of annexation to the drainage district Martin instead .charged the original committee with this action. They are to ask for county aid. If rebuffed, they will investigate the drainage district alternative. Then they will report back to Martin^ who will then set another community - wide meeting. It was suggested that Commissioner Duncan be invited to any future meeting. Attorney Kenneth Bing, who had agreed to donate any legal work required in the proceedings, explained that the tax rate in the Velasco Drainage District was 21 cents per $100 —the lowest in the county. If the group should choose annexation, he said, it would require a petition to Commissioners Court frr,n 50 tax paying citizens of the area. WANT TO PICK UP A LITTLE CASH? Sell your unused items with a. fast action "Want Ad" USE THE PHONE .— OB COME BY BE 3-2611 J

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