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•^^^^^^^^^^^C^f-^:'^-. Tide Today: High 13(04'p.m. Low 6:38 p.m, Tuesday; High 1:88 a.m. and 12)84 p.m. Low 7:88 a.m. and 7:32 p.m. URBAN RENEWAL PIANS FOR ClUil ARE tXPLAINtD+ON PAGE 4 TODAY HE BRAZOSPORT V01V47 4 Still Hospffq/Jzad OCTOBER 12, 1969 Surf side Wreck T t ' * j Leaves Two Dead Two persons were dead.and four still hospitalized today an the result of a two-car accident Saturday night. These deaths brought Brazoria County's 1858 traffic toll to 17 and .early this, morning a Texas Highway Department employee became the ISth vie. tlm following an accident near Pearland, Killed Instantly in (he aat urday wreck was Frank James Alexander, 46, of Surfside driver of one of the cars, Coas Guard .Chief Petty i Officer Alexander Jerome of the Surf' side Lifeboat Station, a passenger/ In the other car, died about 3 a.m. Sunday. .The wreck occurred 'abou 7:40 p.m. Saturday on State Highway 332 in front of Whitten's restaurant. Among the Injured 'were •CHIEF-JEROME DI*d Early Sund»T Charles Caslcy, «, owner oi Casco Marine at Surfside; his wife/ Helen, 40; their 12-year- old daughter, Jeanne; Mrs. Ruby Joseph, 45, of Houston, driver of the other car Involved; Jerome's wife, Lorraine; and BM1 Roy Lawrence Sloan, 33, a bosunsmate at the Lifeboat Station. State Highway Patrolman Gilbert Kiel said all those Injured were hospitalised with the exception of Sloan who £ was treated and released at Brazosport Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Casley, Jeanne, and Mrs. Joseph were taken to pow Hospital and Mrs. Joseph was transferred to Memorial Hospital In Houston. Casley and Mrs, • Jerome were 1 a k e n to Brazosport Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Jerome was later dismissed.- ; -.; , ' -. -:.-•"• Two Freeport Funeral Home •OAK qUAHD CHIEF WAI III CADILLAC B*v*» Person* bt This Cat W«r» Injured CHEVROLET WAt DEATH CAR FOR DRIVER Frank Jam*i Al*xaad*r Was Killed Instantly ...>. : Ph«to BY H..E. Ammons MRS. S. I. MARAK, calling to say she was happy to re-'d In the In Service column m the Weekend . EiiUon of The Facts that her Navy .son, STEVE I. MARAK III, was back in the states aftor »"it.even- • month tour of duty In the Pacific. Seems they had planned to go Ur California to see him and wind out from tne paper he ,lfid gone, to Washing:, n... tELAND TIPTON, taking in . >j"the county fair Saturday night j" wearing the tiny straw hat his s little daughter had gotten for 1 a souvenir, and quickly ex: plaining he was only holding , it for her ... ARLYNE and BEN GODDARD of LJ, entertaining ARLYNE's parents, MR. and MRS. ARUE GROENEMANN of St. Louis, Mo. . . . DR. O. J. CURRY, dean of the College of Business Administration at Denton and brother of BUSTER CURRY of Freeport, to speak on problems - of higher education at the Tuesday night meeting of the FP i Lions Club ... B. C. BYRD, a ijow employee, attending the National i. Clay Conference at the University of Oklahoma today , . The N. R, LANSFORDS, returning from « few days visit with their children in Siisbee and Beaumont t . „ Police Report A Clute man was charged with simple assault after: « family disturbance Sunday night, Polic* Chief O. C. Mer- ryrhan said. ' : He said C. G. Anderson, Kyle Road, paid a $50 fine In R. Clyne Thomas' Precinct Six Justice Court Monday morning. ambulances, and Ang 1 e t o n Funeral Home ambulance, and the 'Lake' Jackson Emergency C-f all artitoered the call. Kiel said the accident occurred as Mrs Joseph's car was making a left turn into Whitten's as -Alexander's 'car was coming from the opposite direction. Both Mrs. Joseph's ma* i.aoJuac and tne iltoa Chevrolet driven 0y Aiexa.: ler Were toiauy dembiishea. Alexander was alone in his car and wag going toward the beach at the time'of the wreck. Persons in the Joseph Car" were on their way to' a Coast Guard Auxiliary meeting at Whitten's. Mrs. Joseph and her lushand, who arrived on the scene later, were -transferring their membership 'to the Freeport. CO A Flotilla from "the Chocolate Bayou COA unit and this was fo have been their first meeting with the Freeport CGA.Y -..;• ' , Mrs. Joseph was transferred :o Memorial Hospital In Houston about .noon Sunday. Her condition at that time was listed as fair. Dow Hospital' authorities said today that Mrs. Casley was in fair condition but her daughter was still on the critical list. • '':%!'•: Casley w a s in Brazosport Memorial Hospital today with six broken ribs, a mangled right ear, a deep cut over his right eye and with several cuts on his right arm. His condition was listed as good. Funeral arrangements for Chief Jerome Were still pending arrival of Coast Guard'of- ficials from Gaiveston. Chjef Jerome's survivors In-' chide a small daughter, Cindy, Alexander's .body was sen thil momirif ; ifc'A Kan. He was iiiJow' Plant A pipefitter, having been flrsl employed by Dow fa 1B5», He was laid off about a year, returning to work- last March. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. .Agnes Alexander of Arkansas City, Kan.," and three sisters, Mrs. O. R. Ballew of Texas City, and Mrs. Earl Ballew and Mrs. Lloyd Gilli- ahd, both of Arkansas City. Ona man <Ued and three other( were injured when some "heavy equipment broke loose- in a highway construction; area near Pearland at 7:10 i a.m. Monday. Leslie Simpton of Dickinson died enroute to John Sealy Hospital In Gaiveston. He was • : Highway ployee. . Department ' em- C. B. Carpenter, 38, of 2723 Avenue O, Gaiveston, had a pelvic fracture. He is also employed by tht Highway Department. A third Highway Department employee, Bryan GlUIom, «,of 1201 Dumas, Genoa, received minor injuries. J. B. Mathis, 50, 3817 Lamoe, Houston, sustained a back .in- Jury In, the accident. • Early reports stated that two of. the men were pinned under some of the equipment It was not known which two these were. ; ' ..''"... Investigating officer* were tat- Highway Patrolman Carl G. Morrison.- and M. S. Paschall. Weather Cast Partly Cloudy and little Change in temperature through Tuesday, moderate variable winds. Low tqnight 73, high Tuesday 86. PRICE 5 CENTS Legal Action Seen Over Court Change G. C. Hardman Sr.. Indicated this morning that he may take legal action to recover the of flee of judge of the ^Corpora Uon Court in Freeport, He told city of f Icialg today that he will be in Gaiveston for the next two or three.days conferring with attorneys there Early this morning h« asked City Judge Tom Kenyan to re turn to him the City Court equipment he had turned ove o'.Kenyon Sunday. He said he iad been advised by his at torneys to keep' the equlpmeh in his possession. •'•••-•'• • Hardman was removed from office by an ordinance approved by the Freeport Board of Commissioner; at a Specia meeting Friday night. The ordinance abolished the elective office of Corporation Court judge. •, The same ordinance create* Corporation Court as an appointive position, and named (Thomas G. Keyon .as judge Kenyon has for several years • been a practicing attorney in Freeport. Judge Kenyon was sworn in Friday, made bond Saturday and during the morning Saturday, organized the procedures for the operation of the court. Sunday morning he conducted the first business of the Court under its new status, giving a preliminary hearing to those arrested the previous night, and setting their bond. Sunday Judge Kenyon also talked to Hardman, he said, and found him "courteous, considerate, and cooperative." When he asked for the docket books, court seal, case records, and other materials, Hardman readily complied, Jud» Kenyon said. _ 9ut early thu moraine, •Judge Kenyon said, Hardman 'IKS?* *! "* bome - ««k«ed kirn, and asked for his Court *** At County Pair •» - • j- a -^ Angleton ^^ ^^^^ ' • <•* / *f Is Rodeo Queen A 17-year old Angleton glrlnle ford ,0! AjjjBeton, who Stallion, Check Boy owned ke *h«MA*% 1Q*D Tln^AM /^....._ atinutArl <»*»»i*rAl* A •»^_1..» .. ** Sweeny Schools Stress Conversational Spanish In keeping with the theory that a modern foreign language instructional program should be functional, and should lead to the mastery of the spoken language, Sweeny School's Spanish Department is aiming at oral mastery. Traditional college preparation is being retained only at the advanced levels of the Spanish program, the early Fire Gall' Two fires were reported years ar* aimed at speaking and understanding of the spoken word. Wide use is being made of recordings and tapes. A three - stage approach is being made to the mastery of Spanish — ability to speak and understand, reading and understanding the printed word, and finally, communicating in the Written form. General interest in foreign languages is being seen in the academic choices of the students of rthe local system. From an humble 'beginning some four years ago, which saw two Masses of Spanish in the sche- *f»u »i«» were reporieu "••*•"-« *"• «H««"au *u uie tcne- Saturday In Brazosport. A grass iu ule ' tht current program em fir« uiMxt, u». „„„„_,_j ._ u_ braces eight daily periods, reaching about JOO youngsters' in all units of th« district. In addition, ai) Interest and enrichment program conducted 10 uca. during the past summer saw The second lire was reported 5 <>nie 20 'young people Involved at 1228 Kyle Road. Clute, about; m th « first stages of language 3:« pjn. The Clut« Volunteer 'tudy- I Fire Department answered tha! Forma) instruction In Span- call to the garpge apartment ;ish begins at Grade 8 in the >wned by J. M. Bam»« MW ^tt'ja«nv c^Knnisf inn* *>^.». _.« ^ —,-„ .-. V-.VIMVW^'****! f^ ^*DV«4 fire which was reported to be out of control at Surfside near Avenue A was. handled by Oyster Creek Fire Department who were at another grass fire in the area. Mrs. . , . . Barnes said Monday. tfe»t the ire was confined to * imoulderr Ing couch cushion. " " -,.,.-, schools; four years of •tudy are available/to the students who are apt-and interested. '• "•-• . • was chosen 1859 Rodeo Queen of the Brazoria County Fair Saturday nlgm. She is Margo Farm, daughter of Angleton Mayor and Mrs Arlington Farrer. She was sponsored by the Angleton Lions Club. This brought both queen titles to Angleton entries since Jackie Marshall had earlier been crowned Fair Queen Last year, both queens were from Alvin. Runner up was Thelma Lew Phillips, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Phillips of West Columbia. Her sponsor was the Brazoria County Cattlemen's Association. Diane Richards of Sweeny was third place winner in the competition, and was sponsored by the Sweeny Lions Club. TWIRLING In the.Twirling Contest,.Carol Ann Dunn of Lake Jackson, Brazosport High School drum major, was chosen winner in the.Senior Division. Junior Division winner was another Lake Jackson girl, Patty Prescott, who attends Lake Jackson Junor High School. LIVESTOCK JUDGING Eighteen teams entered the Livestock Judging Contest at this year's Fair. First Place went to Danbury FFA; Alvw FFA, second; West Columbia FFA, third; Palacios FFA, fourth; and Brazoria County 4- H Club, fifth. In the individual judging, Jimmy Kern ot Danbury was first; Hay Brewer of Alvin, second; Jesse Ellis of Palacios, third; Carl .Lostracco of Brazoria County 4-H Club, fourth; and a tie for fifth was between Billy Patterson of Etanbury and' John Anderson of Angleton. PET SHOW A boxer was named Grand Champion Dog at Saturday's Fair Pet Show, He was shown by Nicky Rhodes of Angleton. ( Reserve champion, a French' A parakee ton. . won. Reserve Champion honors in that division. It -TOM 1 shown by Charlotte Waldrip of Angleton. QUARTERHORSE SHOW Grand Champion Mare of th Quarterhorse Show was Rose King owned by Frost Ranch o Sugarland. .Reserve Champior Mare was Mackay Holly own ed by J. B, Ferguson of Whar n. ; , , Colonel UFrost, owned by Primo Stables of Victoria, was Champion ' Stallion. Reserv Champion, Stallion was Breezy King, owned by the Rocking Ranch of, Houston. Charopiqn Gelding of th show was Sadie's Man ownec by Figure Four Ranch' of Brookshire.; Brown Kane own ed by L.:M. Pearce of Ro Sharon was Reserve Champion Gelding. Other-winners included: Pro duce of Dam, Lydia Brown owned by Allen Wright of Wharton. Get of Sire, Black Gold King owned by J. B. Ferguson of Wharton. Junior All Around Horse, Shanghi Jr owned by Houston Munson of jonzales. Senior All Around Horse, Brown Kane owned by L.M- Pearce ot Rosharon. Ajso, Open Cutting Horse Contest, Mr. Harmon, owned by Prirao Stables of Victoria and ridden by Amye Gamlin. 1958 Stallion, .Thin Wimpy Npcbe owned, by Richard Knight of Gonzates..l858 stallion, Dandy Cash owned by Hugh Buffalo of Pala 1957 Stallion, Breezy Ki«g, owned- by nig n Rangb of Boston. Emergency 0att One emergency car run w«s reported -ty Lake Jackson P«. lice CWef AT, S. "Can" Brown Monday morning. Be laid, the Clty had a quiet weeksi^dL amon, a renc He said Turner Btygg^wai poodle, was show by Gay Grif-' taken to a hospital because of "" "' lr ~- — "• fin of Freeport Tammy Walker of Lake Jackson showed a Siamese' cat which won Grand Champion Cat honors, while the Reserve Champion Cat was a Persian shown by Susan Huntington of Angleton, " Champion ot the All Other P*ts division was won by John- Wness Surflay mpirptal but reported tha| Bugg got to home fram the hospital in- the day. Sets today S:W . Rises Tuesday 8:21 a«. Houston Munson of'Gonzales. 1855 or Birlier. StaJlion,: Colonel Frost pwned by Primo Stables of Victoria.- '*.;:• ; •• Also, Junior Gelding, Mel, owned by Frost Ranch of Sugarland. Senior Gelding, Sadie's Man, owned by Figure 4 Ranch of Brookshire. Winners in the Girls' Goat Scrambles held at the tw o Rodeo Performances'included: Jennie Darling • of Jones Creek, Linda Duncan of Ho- sharon, Marilyn Fdrtenbery of Jones Creek, Judy Willy of Angleton, Merlene Giles of Angleton, Diane' Miles of Angleton and Kay Newberry of Angleton. the materiab«f ju»JCourt back; The mal«ri«l».;,were still in ir, and he rt- .t ••-•""»pi>, AHTO fma Kenyon <h»t h* WMM hi*, way to Gai- veston to consult with his at- -tarneys, and that they had advised hint that ;th« Board could not abolish an-^tectrve office. ~ KWCfcsaid that the i wereTtot necessary to -— *~m on th* business of Cprppnuon Court. A new seal could b« ordered, if necessary he said. Jf The mixsinc docket books and case records would leave some of the past cases in doubt, he said, but there would 1* no problem in carrying on current business of the Court. Mayor Jim Russell said he had received a call this morning from Hardman, who stated that he was refusing to surrender the equipment of Corporation Court, Mayor Bussell said he replied that Hardman was free to tak* whatever legal action was open to him. About 15 minutes liter he received another call troral Hardman. Mayer Russell said.', The mayor said this time Hardman asked if the mayor wanted him to hold Court In the city this morning. .It was the'refusal of Hardman to comply with an ordinance moving Corporation Court to the city hall that led to the later ordinance removing him Worn office. Mayor Russell said he replied in the negative; that the dty recognized Kenyon as judge of the Corporation Court. He said that he repeated his statement that if .Hardman felt he had some grounds for contesting the action of the Board of Commissioners, he Was free to do so. Hardman also called the Po^ lice Department to leave tha information that he would be absent for a couple of days. 2 Shrimp Thefts Cleared Up By Freeport Police A ehrimn fena^ «««*.!«. _-^j _ ,. : .•..'-'• A shrimp boat captain paid a fine and two Megros are in jail in Angleton for non-payment of fines after two shrimp thefts were cleared up by Freeport Police Saturday. Donald Cross, captain of the 'Miss Carolyn," paid a $25 fine plus costs, totaling $43.50 in E. C. Freeman's Precinct 7 Justice Court Saturday. Committed to jail are Aaron Wright, 34, unemployed fisherman of Florida, and Robert Preston Ellison, 45, employed on the "Miss Carolyn". Sgt. James K. Teasdale obtained confessions from Cross, Wright, and Ellison that 'the three were involved in the Friday night shrimp theft at the Singleton Shrimp of Texas, Inc., docks. In a similar theft on Aug. 9, Ellison told Sgt. Teasdale that le and Lavas Young; took two baskets of shrimp which they sold to a Freeport cafe for 45.80. Of the money, $20 was given to Capt.. Cross and the remainder was divided between l'-j two ot them, the confession stated. , Around 8 pan. Friday a Singleton employee, reported to police, that two or three Negro men, were taking baskets of shirmp from a boat. He gave police ,the ; license : number of the car in .which two, of the Negros left.'One went aboard the shrimp boat with a shrimp, basket after putting shrimp in the car, according to the police report. ' ' The arrests followed and E1U* son and Wright were both fined , $68,50 each and were committed to jail when they could not pay the fines. ' •• Grand Jury Recesses: t. 8; Csroon of Angleton, the Bmoria County Grand Jury baliff;; suffered what appeared to be** heart attack about 10 a -m. Monday. H,e was taken by ambulance to i -fijjupri* County hospital. The,; grand jury' was In session »t the time. A recess was declared jo that another bailiff c»n b« secured to serve during Carpotti Illness. Th« (rand jury was impaneled "last week. No information on indictments has been re- eased; as yet. H. A. Wilson of Irazorii is grand jury tore- nan. - • today io Bulletin WA8HINCTON (DPI) _ m» Court d»dintd r«Ti«w th* death conTlction by a County court of Alb«t DiTis J» M II. 'of Houste*. for ill* rap* of a lMn-«fl*d whit* girl. Th* action toft standing a dtcisien of ihi Court of CrtmlBal Appeals of ih« «f Tncas. Clute School Broken Into; $1000 Damage • An estimated flOOO damage was done to "Clute Elementary Schpol over the weekend, So- cording to an investigation by Clute Police Chief O. C. Merryman Monday;.. morning. w , V —•He - saM- '^omBdnS-TbroJe&^a' Small hole aboveVthe -lock ot a window on the .-east side of the school apparently" to enter, thai way. A raised window on the north side 1 of the build- Ing indicated that the intruder left that way, Marryman said. He said the IB machine . was torn up, pages torn from a number of expensive books in the library, and educational ' turns destroyed. The damage was- done sometime between Friday and Monday morning when he was notified, he said. Marine News S/s Karen Bolten Due Oct. 14 '" Brazos Harbor DRTT'SGETir POHTEHVILLE, Calif. — (UPI>—About 300 irudsnti at an •lementary school her* at* looking forward to • long Columbui,Day w««fc- •nd. Th* school's w*ll w*nl dry, and classes wer* suspended whiU officials tri»d to "discover" a n*w water supply. AT SWCCNY New Bus Route Is Requested A request for an additional early bus run; the over-crowded condition of the first grade in Carver School; a 'Summary of curriculum proposals; and myraids of first of the month bills kept the Sweeny School 3osrd busy until past midnight at their recent regular meet. ing, EARLY »tfi A writtw request by pwents living .south ^ Sweeny on the Four Forto jposd asked that an add»Mon»l'- «arly bus run be mad« f«- the. benefit oi elementary l *t«*jsits residing in that s - - - . - , - ,Supt Fred;' MUMr reported :SO bus rlei an a Grades He said the requested nm toward Four Fog* woufy prabubly serve sonic eight to IS students, and isi students In those grades mag in the "Four .Forks area ire now wilting until school out to ridf bqnif. FoUpwinjf fonje discussioo, h«" bo»rd tfre*d to rifer the problem of an Mtd'.Ujina; early *£™l ? vt ? fe%J9«S* ?om- CARVEH EHHOLLMENT The enrollment situation at Carver School was studied arid according to policy governing size of classes, the superintendent was authorized to try to secure an additional first grade teacher for the school, and-was authorized'to purchase the furniture to equip the classroom. CURRICULUM , The curriculum proposal dealt with the initiation of summer school in 1MO and additional vocational courses to begin at the beginning of the next school term,- and also some advanced courses projected for the high sBiool. Supt Miller said that thp administration was not ready to make any concrete recommendations on the proposals, and the summary was only presented for board.study. Following a brief review of th,e proposal, It was-a general opinion of board members present (two were absent) that a special meeting should be called at a later date for study on the proposals of the, orogram. BAND INSTRUMENTS A requisition for two band nstruments costing more than WOO Mch brought "forth * discussion that tevealeA that an amended policy concerning the purchase of band instrument! had not been officially corded in the minutes nor had 11 been added to the written policies formulated by the board Following a review of the policy,' which had been presented, by the policy committee, and following the second r jading, adopted by the board, the requisitions were turned down., '-. The>Tpollcy sets forth the number of instruments the school will purchase in reia- Jon to the number'of students n the band, and the fact was brought out -that the school already --owns the maximum number of instruments under th* provisions of the policy. TRUSTEE POLICY The legal requirements concerning Board of Trustees for the school -was another policy adopted, by the board that had not h*m officially recorded in the hook of policies. The am- endm«*»t was made when the state if ws were changed whic.1 requires that those qualifying at candidates under the state electic* code ''must petition opt later than 30 days orior dates of the election." last school election, , candidates seeking election to YOU TOO CAN MAKE A. GREAT DISCOVERY THE DAILY FACTS CLASSIFIED PAGE IS WAITING FOR VOD TO FIND A BIG SAVINGS TODAY BE 3-2tiJ .1 Uie Sweeny Board could file their petition as late as 10 days prior to the election, buV the 30 day provision was a \ change in Uie state laws. During the executive session, transportation: personnel and salary schedules'were accepted by the board as recommended by the superintendent. Ben Ordonez, employed as a )ani- tor on a 12 month basis, was the only new employee added to the system.

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