The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on February 5, 1969 · Page 1
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Baytown, Texas
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The Sun invites MR. AND MRS. J. C. RAYNOR 2303 French Place to the Bninson Theater. This coupon good for two tickets when presented at the Bninson Box Office Good Through Feb. 12 Now Showing "THE IMPOSSIBLE YEARS" Paptoton OVER 50,000 READERS EVERY DAY YOUR HOME NEWSPAPER VOL 47 NO. 121 TELEPHONE NUMBER: 4224302 Wednesday, February 5, 1969 BAYTOWN, TEXAS, 77520 OTS Sterling Winners TWO UK MKS. MAKY Beth Holt's Kuss Sterling High School Distributive Education students qualified lor stale competition at ihe district meet last Saturday. They are Tim Stone, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stone of 1115 S. Shepherd, who qualified in sales demonstration, and Jan Uahlquisl, daughter ol' Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Uahlquist of 2502 Cedar Bayou Lynchburg Road, who qualified in public speaking. Adult Swimming ADULT KECUKATIOiV swimming will begin again Wednesday ai ii:3U p.m. at the Lee College pool. Kee [or Die course is $iu und emi be paid at the pool me night ui registration. The course lias no instruction and is solely lor recreation. It meets each Monday and Wednesday irom ti:;iu until 8 p.m. For further mlonnaiion, call Benjamin M. MoskowiU. -127-5011, Ext. 357. LC Movie THE PUBLIC is invited to see an English movie at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Lee College auditorium. "King and Country" will be shown as a community service by the LC Fine Arts Film Series. Senior Auxiliary AUXILIARY lo the Senior Citizens will meel for luncheon at nooji Thursday in the Community Building. Sterling Ball STERLING BLUE Notes' annual Hearts and Roses Ball will be Irom 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Feb. U in the Sterling Commons. Music will be featured by the Coastliners and tickets are $2 a couple. Dress is formal or semi- lormai. Golf Election WOMEN'S GOLF Association of Goose Creek Country Club will meel at 9 a.m. Thursday in the Sun Deck Grill for election of olhcers. Following the meeting they will play nine holes. All members are urged to attend. Lost Painting DR. C. H. LANGFORD of Florence, Tex., formerly of Baytown, is trying to find an oil painting of Cedar Bayou Methodist Church, painted by Warren Hunter. The picture has been lost, Dr. Langford says. He offers a reward for Information about its location. The painting is to be donated to Cedar Bayou Methodist Church, he said. I WEATHER I CLOUDY AND warmer wilh cliHitct' ol rain is llie Hayluwn area weiilhcr forecast for Wednesday. AROUND PAUL PAKKEK, son ol Mr. and Airs. Wesley Parker ot EdgeWood, is a palienl in National Jewish Hospital in Denver, Colo. He would like lo have friends write him. His address is National Jewish Hospiial, :i»!X> Collax Avenue, Denver, Colo. 802tMi. lilonu Hrower forgets a coal .uicl hubby Waller returns to find .someone- else has taken it home . Nancy Savage on joys weekend at tumic with her pari:nis, Mr. and Mrs. J. H .S«iv«ige Jr. Nancy is a sttidenl at bmithwcsl Texas College in San Lillian Unison inquiring about a booklet . . . Mrs. Charles Caldwell looking lor Ihe Tasting Bee recipe book . . . Edna Boyer planning a special movie al her Saturday . . . Jane Ellen Cunningham and Mart Hughes off to Houston to welcome Vance Henry to Texas . . . Happy birthday Carolyn Waugh. No Sendee Charge At ... PcopMs Stot* Bonk Member F.O.I.C. Ten Cenh Per Copy FROM NIXON'S PERSONAL KENNEL PRESIDENTIAL PET takes the Chief Executive for a walk on the White House grounds. "King Timahoe," a 6-month-oId Irish setter, was a gift to the President from his staff. Perhaps Nixon's other canines (inset) "Vicky," a French poodle, and "Pasha," a Yorkshire terrier, are wondering who will be "top dog." Crosby Plans Elementary School At Barrett Station ByJOHNELLA BOYNTON CROSBY (Sp) - The Crosby school board moved Tuesday night toward a building program for the district — but at the conclusion of a three-hour meeting, only one thing seemed certain: the board plans to juild a new elementary school at Barrett Station. Trustees met first in a closed meeting to okay the purchase of an elementary school site at Barrett Station, and then in an open session debated whether or not to add classrooms to the existing Crosby High School or .o take a longer range view and x>ssibly construct a new audi- iorium and other facilities, as well as classrooms. Two other persons met be- lind closed doors with the x>ard to discuss the proposed site of a new Barrett Station elementary school. They were Mrs. Jerold L. Davis, who along with her late father, Albert Young, developed the Arcadian ardens subdivision in Barrett, and her attorney, Allen Daggelt, soth of Houston. In the closed meeting, trustees agreed to purchase a 10- acre site in the community, contingent upon receiving a letter of confirmation from the sellers defining the terms of sale. Funds for the purchase of the tract are to be taken out of current operating funds rather than bond funds. At some points during the open meeting, trustees seemed to be close to a decision on a building program; at other points, they seemed to be divided about which route to follow in improving the school district's physical facilities which have placed the district's accreditation in jeopardy with the State Board of Education. The board recessed its meeting until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday when it hopes to get its architect, Matt Howard of Houston, to a meeting to continue its discussion. During the open meeting Tuesday night, Trustee Andrew Spence argued that the April 1968 trustee election had given the board a mandate to build a new elementary school at Barrett Station, add 22 classrooms at Crosby High School and build new dressing room and track LC President Named To Education Panel Dr. Richard Slrahan, president ot Lee College, is one of five Harris County men appointed to a State Advisory Council on Vocational Educalion by the Stale Board of Educalion. Others appointed were M. A. Graham, E. U. Redding, J. E. Macom and Dr. Michael E. UeBakey. The council is composed ol 21 persons from various parts of Texas. Sen. Chel Brooks of Pasadena praised Ihe appointments as did liaytown's Rep. Joe Allen. Brooks said the "stale is for- lunalc that these five distinguished Texans will be serving on a panel so vital to occupational Iraining and the Itaure industrial development of our state." Brooks headed a senate interim committee studying vocational education. DR. RICHARD STRAHAN Rep. Allen said he was "highly pleased by the announcement. Bay town is a fast-growing communily and people are beginning to recognize this fact slate-wide. The proof is Ihe recognition a lol of Baytonians are gelling these days. 1 think liiis is grand. Dr. Slrahan will be a big assel lo Ihe council." The 2l-member council will have a slalutory basis if the legislature passes Brooks' vocational - technical education bill. The council was established by Gov. John Connally because ol Ihe requirements of the fed era I vocational educations amendment of l%8. Dr. Slrahan was enthusiastic about Ihe appointment. ."This committee is expected lo be a very influential group relative lo Ihe lechnica!-voca- tional educational program in our stale," be said. "Funds have been provided for sludies lo delerminc where this education is needed and exactly what program should be included at what level and where it should be started," he said. L>r. Strahan said some officials idvocate Iraining beginning as low as the sixth grade for part- time programs. "The matter is of such importance that there is a strong possibility lhal the advisory group will become a permanent body." "Such a bill has already been proposed and I am delighted lo have been appointed lo the panel. I hope lo be useful to our community and to the state in improving and expanding icctmicaJ-vocational education," Dr. Slrahan said. 'acilities at the present Drew campus in Barrett Station. "I say we ought to stop hassling and get on with it," said Spence, repeating several times that the school district would support a bond issue to build additional classrooms but might not support a larger bond issue. 'We can't delay any longer. We've taken too much time already. " Spence felt that other facilities, such as a new auditorium at the Crosby campus, could be jroposed in a second bond elec- ;ion. Trustee Jack Woodard, who along with Spence and Jimmy 'etrick, was elected to the >oard in the 1968 trustee elec- ions, disagreed that the board iad a specific mandate from the >eople. He said campaign ma- .erial which supported the successful candidates merely supported the idea of "better schools." 'I didn't know it was that nebulous," commented Trustee Albert Shmidl, who was appointed to the board this fall to ill the unexpired term of B. J. iradley, who resigned. When Spence pointed out he h»d proposed the specific im- srovements referred to at a campaign meeting, Woodard re- ilied, "The only person you ever spoke for was yourself." Spence agreed, and pointed out that Woodard, at a meeting of the Citizens Committee for Better Schools, had "reserved :he right for an independent decision." Woodard later said he agreed with most of Spence's proposals, but he also favored building an auditorium at the Crosby campus — possibly on the second (See CROSBY, Page 2) Tax Reform Plans Exceed Johnson Recommendations Our World Today FROM AJP WIRES + U.S.. South Vietnam negotiators study proposals for three - nation peace force of Asian neutrals to guarantee any Vietnam peace settlement. Nations mentioned are Japan, Indonesia and Burma. + Prosecution and defense in Clay Shaw conspiracy trial in New Orleans use all peremptory challenges as trial reaches final phase of juror selection. + Bubbling oil slick in Pacific, suddenly spreading to an estimated 800 square miles under shifting winds, surges into Santa Barbara, Calif., harbor. + Saigon government cancels all military leaves beginning Feb. 10 so that any Viet Cong offensive during Tet celebration won't catch South Vietnamese army unaware as it did last year. 4- Thelma Kilter, raspy- vuiced character actress who played in movies, radio, television and one Broadway musical, died in Queens General Hospital in New York. She would have been 65 on Valentine's Day. + French officials hope President Nixon's forthcoming trip to Europe will demonstrate he is loosening tight ties between American and British policies and is prepared to pay more attention to views of French President Ue Gaulle. + tight more committees in Senate and House gel together lor first time to set public hearings on growing stack of bills and resolutions in 61st Texas Legislatuare. + President Kichard Nixon, described as near decision on Middle East policy, is expected to wait a day or so before tipping hand. + Final decision on whether to clock congressional payscales by $12,SIM) a year has been left to the House, where opponents are given little chance of vetoing increases. Texas Sens. John Tower and Italph Yarborough were on side of majority in -17-34 vote against resolution to block pay raise package. + West Texan Tom Cole, who helped engineer the Kcpublican resurgence in Texas nearly a decade ago, is named deputy special assistant to President Nixon. + l>ist. Judge Dan Walton of Houston empanels Harris County's first all male grand jury in at least 12 years. BUY EARLY AND AVOID RUSH CLERKS IN THE Bay town deputy tax assessor-collector's office are ready to sell 1969 Texas Auto license plates. Left to right are Teresa Dodgen, Joe Ann Mites, Carol Aucoin, Paula Spangler and Rose Nettles. The new plates went on sate here Monday. (Baytown Sun Photo) Mao Launches Nationwide 'Denunciation' Of Nixon Uy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HONG KONG (AP) — Mao Tse-lung's regime has launched a nationwide denunciation of President Nixon, Chinese arriving from Ihe-mainland reported today. The Maoists ordered meetings held under the supervision of army commanders and party cadres lo denounce Nixon as the "top agenl of the American ruling imperialist clique," the collaborator of Russian revisionism," and Ihe "imperialist who implements imperialistic policies," the travelers said. The meetings also denounce the Russians as the "great pals of the imperialist Nixon," the reports said. The travelers said at the meetings Maoist supervisors speak first and then . everyone repeals the denunciations. No one dares to do otherwise, they said. The Iravelers said at the (neelings Maoist supervisors speak first and then everyone repeals the denunciations. No one dares to do otherwise, they said. They also reported that primary school children in Canton have been organized lo parade through the streets shouting anti-American, anli-Nixon and anti-Soviet slogans. MANILA (AP) — The Chief of the Philippine National Intelligence Coordinating Agency lold a senate hearing today that six American agents of the U.S. Central Inlelligence Agency report lo him regularly. Gen. Ismael Lapuz also said it was possible olher CIA agents operate in the Philippines without his knowledge. The hearing was called following a report by a Manila Times columnist that the CIA is rumored planning to build up Sen. Genaro Magsaysay as a presi- final Plans For Oyster Fry Made The Bayshore Rod, Reel and Gun Club is making final preparations for its big oyster fry Friday, lo be held at the clubhouse, 3223 Minnesota. Club members J. R. Reed and Eddie Huron were at Smith Point earlier in Ihe week inspecting oysters which the club hopes to serve to about 3,000 guests during Ihe day. Even though this is an "off- year" in elections, the club is extending an invitation lo all candidates for public office to attend the oyster fry. Candidates will be given an opportunity to address the crowd over a public address system. Victor Waddell will serve as master of ceremonies. Stale Rep. Joe Allen and State Sen. Chel Brooks have accepted mvilalipns lo be present. Other stale legislators have also been invited. Congressman Bob Eckhardl has indicated he may be present if he can gel away Irom Washington. Arrangements for the oysler try are under the direction ol Grover Edge, general chairman. Tickets are available from club members and will also be sold at the door Friday. Serving starts at it a.m. and will continue until » p.m. PROFILE OF A HIJACKER MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — His life has been a nightmare of frustra- lion and failure. Mentally, he is overwhelmed by his own problems, tortured by the unrest abroad In the world. Life, black and ugly, offers him nothing but despair. Before he goes, he must stage one big, dramatic play—something that will restore the long- losi respect of family and friends, raise him above ihe faceless mob, give him back some semblance of pride. He has nothing to lose. High in the sky, he pulls a gun and muscles his way into Ihe cockpit of an airliner. "Cuba!" he barks. "Cuba!" the loud voice masks his fear. His finger is nervous on the trigger. Almost meekly, the pilot obeys the command, swinging south for Havana. He must do nothing that could pos.slbly Irritate or frighten the gunman and touch off a shooting that could set up a disaster. The captain no longer Is In charge. The skyjacker Is the master of the great craft and all its passengers. For once In a miserable life, he has found his moment of power. Now the world will take notice of him. But the glory is short-lived. The plane touches down at Jose Marti Airport. Cuban militiamen surround it. The hijacker surrenders his gun. He is led away into oblivion. Once again, he Is a faceless nobody, now lost in a Communist society. He Is the phenomenon of his age, and he is one of many—the ne'er-do-well, the criminal fugitive, the military deserter, the exile devoured by his homesickness, the hopeless. Most are young men and all share one common agony—minds in turmoil. Behind the guns, the knives and the grenades, the skyjackers are a varied lot, but they break down into definite types. The fearful: a shaggy-haired youth of 19 told the stewardess of a National Airlines plane he was afraid he would be sent to Vietnam. "I don't want to go there!" he cried. "I don't want to kill!" The ne'er-do-well: Willie Jessie, 25, was a U.S. Army deserter and a failure divorced by his wife. Cuba, he thought, might offer him "a future," so he hijacked a private plane, taking his two-year-old daughter, Patricia, with him. Five months later, he made his way back. "I know I will have to go to jail," he said, "but my only hope now Is for a future for my daughter." The mental case: Oran Richards, 33, told the crew of a Delta plane he was dying of cancer and babbled that, "the Masons are Injecting me with light rays." Sobbing, he dropped his gun, was captured by the crew and has since been committed to an Institution. The fugitive: Lawrence Rhodes, facing kidnaping and armed robbery charges in West Virginia, told a Delta stewardess, "f face the electric chair, anyway. I've got nothing to lose." The militant: the Negro wore the uniform of the Black Panther movement—black beret, black jacket and boots. "Black Power!" he shouted. "Black Power!" The subversive: Three gunmen took over a Colombian airliner and forced U to Cuba. They were Castro agents, said Bogota newspapers, going home after a mission to stir up trouble In Colombia. The hijacker of another plane said, "Fidel has ordered me back. This is the easiest way to go." The homesick: Mario Velazquez Fonseca had fled Cuba on a home-made raft. Now, a year later, he was going back. Holding a gun on a stewardess, he told her, "the homesickness is eating me up." Troubled men—seeking that brief moment In the spotlight. "They have an image now," said Dr. Granvtlle C. Fisher, University of Miami psychologist, "and many others will follow the same route. It is a phenomena that will keep spreading." denlial candidale ihis year lo oppose President Ferdinand E. Marcos. Lapuz said the report was "unsubstantiated." Magsaysay has denied il. The intelligence chief said the CIA agents gel advice from him and they give him information on the Communisl movement Lapuz denied working for the U.S. agency. In answer to a question, Lapuz said he had heard reporls Lhal local newspapermen were on Die payroll of Ihe CIA. There was no elaboration. Late News HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) -Mrs. Agnes Jean Harmon, a waitress, told police that the late Frederick Remington, famous painter of western scenes, is one of her favorite artists. Mrs. Harmon was arrested Tuesday after she slashed a Remington oil valued at $30,000 with a 39-cent ice pick that she bought hours earlier officers said. WASHINGTON (AH) — President Nixon asked the Senate loday lo ratify the nuclear non-proliferation trealy promptly. He said such action would further his goal "ol negotiation rather than cuiilronlalion wilh Ihe U.S.H." Details Not Made Public WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Ways and Means Committee, in its search for tax reforms, is preparing to range well beyond the recommendations of former President Johnson's Treasury experts. The broader scope of the committee's interest was apparent today from a comparison of its agenda for hearings starting Feb. 18 with a Treasury report prepared under the Johnson administration. The report has not been publicly released, but its contents are known. Among the items listed by the committee on which the Treasury was silent were: —Possible tightening of the tax rules on stock options and other forms of deferred compensation for business executives. —Advisability of changes in the relatively favorable taxation of capital gains, such as, whether the kinds of gains should be classified and treated differently and whether the six-month holding period to qualify for capital gains treatment should be changed. —Whether Congress should provide alternatives to the tax exemption granted interest on municipal bonds, offering local governments other ways to raise money at favorable rates. —The possibility of granting single persons maintaining households tax advantages comparable to those allowed married couples. Depletion allowances—including the always controversial 27V4 per cent allowed oil producers—are on the committee list for full discussion. The Treasury proposals covered only a side aspect, not depletion rates. The Johnson treasury did propose a change it said would eliminate one method of increasing the permissible oil depletion allowance through sale of a production payment. This is in effect a sale of future production and under present law can be used to increase the depletion chargeable to one year. The Johnson officials acknowledged in their report that they had omitted some reform proposals long under discussion. They said they favored passage of a tax code revision as soon as possible and "we are not therefore covering areas and issues whose inclusion might delay prompt consideration and approval of the proposals recommended here." Among the many items on which the Treasury made re(See DETAILS, Page 2) Junior Forum Kicks O f f $9,500 Palsy Fund Drive By AIAKTIIA ANN I1E.M1MIILI. Rehearsals began early Wednesday for the second Red Slocking Revue following a kick- oil parly allended by an eslimaied JOO persons Tuesday mghl lo introduce the latent lo Ihe director and the director lo Bayiown. Last year, Baylown's Junior Forum, ibe sponsoring organization, donaled $8,500 lo the Cerebral Palsy Building Fund from the show. Mrs. Ray fickner, this year's president, said the t'orurn hopes to make Dial $y,500 ihis year. Over JUO attended the Western parly which lea lured the Country Gentlemen as well as some 20 individual singers, actors and comics who auditioned lor Ihe show which will play iwo nights, Feb. 21 and 22, in Sterling High School auditorium. Mrs. Mickey Pillow, chairman, and Mrs. talent Ralph Cunningham, general chairman, arranged the parly wilh brown paper bags of peanuts, sofl drinks and candy corn served on paper covered tables. The in- lormal atmosphere served to break the ice for Vance Henry, member of L'argill Productions, who is staging and directing the revue. Kockelle dance line met early Wednesday at Lakewood Club House, where ull rehearsals will lake place lor Ihe next iwo weeks. They will dance daily Irom I0::i0 lo ll:;ju a.m. Couples will rehearse Irom 8 toy p.m.. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; Latin and Oriental numbers Irom 7:3U to 8 p.m. Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridays; skils al 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, women's and men's singing choruses al limes to be announced. Baby silling is provided by All Sana's Episcopal Association ol Women at the church. 2UU Caldwell, tor each morning's rehearsal. Glen Walker, master of ceremonies al the kick-oil' party, urged all to join ihe troupe for (Jiret- weeks of show business. For those who were unable to audition m Tuesday's session, Mrs. Pillow can be reached at I22--444J for further information. Tickets are on sale by forum members who are wearing while leather jumpers with red shirts ami stockings lo emphasize Ihe title of ihe production, 'The Keel Slocking Revue." FULL SERVICE NO SERVICE CHARGE CITIZENS NATIONAL Bank & Trust Co.

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