The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on January 21, 1954 · Page 15
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 15

Baytown, Texas
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Thursday, January 21, 1954
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Venezuela Opens Mew Rich Farm Premier TUREN, Venezuela, Jan. 21—(IP)— Settlers from Europe are raising A new frontier with some of the t\vo crops f year on the virgin top- richest land in the world has been soil and many are making good opened here .by the Venezuelan government. profits. In a 'part of Venezuela that: only COOK'S PAINTS Come See 354 of Our BEAUTIFUL NEW WALLPAPERS These are the finest designs of America's leading wallpaper stylists ... in patterns and colors to harmonize with every decor. 1954 STRATOSPHERE SELECTION This superb collection will de- iight you . . . all '145 exclusive designs . . .the smart, all-over texlured-weaves, . . ". the har- monizmg companion ensembles ... for every pattern has been styled and colored to flatter both . mo dern and traditional furnishings. . All patterns are '. semi- trimmed . . . most sunfast'and waterfast, too! roll 1954 WONDER BOOK COLLECTION Lovely rooms with the decorator .touch are easy to. plan, for all af these 200 beautiful patterns are arranged into complete home ensembles. Every room will harmonize perfectly with adjoining rooms. All patterns are semi- trimmed and waterfast. Come see them! , igc $120 I G> TO • roll COOK'S PAINTS Use Cook's Budget-Payment Plan 512 W. Tcxcs Ave. Dial 5085 a few years ago was a^jiingle, they live in modern concrete homes with bathrooms ' and 'electricity. Their children attend' -an up-to- date school, and a hospital staffed by three doctors 'provides | free medical service. ".•'"<" It is all part of Venezuela's effort to feed herself and balance her economy, now,mainly dependent on oil. At least two Americans have taken advantage of the government's inducements to qualified settlers,. One of them, 54-year-old Ralph Boring, cleared S35.00C in 1952 from tlie. 138 acres'he; farms with the aid of a Venezuelan farm hand. He owns $30,000 , worth of farm equlpmfent, including a harvester. He also has a station wagon and two airplanes, one of which he uses for crop dusting. "In this section, 130 acres of land is equal to 260 acres in the United States," Boring said, "the land is so rich- I can get two crops of beans and corn a year and make up to four bales of cotton per acre with''each crop." Boring, from Visalia, Calif., had several thousand dollars capital when he decided to. farm in- Venezuela. But Italians, Spanish, French and other nationalities arrived with little, moje. than ..the clothes.on. their:backs;: • _ '•', •• Fedor Porjoy,' a Ukrainian who netted: $16,000 'in.- 1952 : . frorn an 87-acre rice crop,, is" typical of these pioneers. Approved for 'settlement by a Venezuelan' govern-, ment agency -in Europe^ he ' was brought to Turen and ; lent $20,000 Vets' Corner to buy land, a house, seed, farming equipment and food supplies on a two per cent, 25-year term basis. He also was granted 'an $8,000 loan at two per cent for 4% years. Popov already has liquidated the $8,000 debt and is way ahead on paying off his $20,000 loan. He owns an American automobile that cost him $4,300 and has two tractors. He figures he will clear 90,000 bolivares .($30,000): : after expenses, for 1953. No taxes are levied on farms' in Venezuela, and so anxious is the government to stimulate agriculture that income derived from food production is given a 90 per cent exemption- At the present time some 1,200 persons are-living on farms at Turen.. They represent 400 farm families and' cutivate a total of 50,000 acres. least 10,000,000 acres of the rich soil are available in a strip 200 miles long and albout 40. miles wide:''It lies', east of the Andes Mountains in, the gerat llanos, or plains, region. Steadily, the government's, bulldozers and land- clearing machinery are leveling the jungle, installing roads, new homes and electricity and opening it to settlement. New 'highways, serve to bring crops 'quickly to market in Caracas and other 'Cities and there is v a landing field at Turen for plane service. Ah experimental farm at Turen Js seeking to.adapt guavas, citrus fruits, melons and other crops to the climatic and soil conditions obtaining in the area, - Wife Shows Sharp Sense Of Money OTTAWA, Oni, Jan. 21 -UP-A local housewife recently ordered a book from a Washington, D. C., firm. She enclosed Canadian bills in payment. The company promptly rejected the Canadian money and suggested that if she wanted the book she .should sent U.S. currency. The lady replied sh e would be delighted since, the Canadian dollar is worth more than the American and meant a saving of about a dime to her. The name of the book was "How to Manage'Money." Hopkins Warn Federal Workers On Secrets WASHINGTON. Jan. 21—UP— Pentagon workers may look with distrust on their families and friends Wednesday after taking a look at the new napkins distributed .in .all Pentagon.cafeterias; The napkins picture a mother and two children and two men and a vyornan. ' ' A printed warning says: These are not "authorized , persons" to hear secrets. • : '.';>.< .,\.r w^Ti\* !<?<<- * VM- ? S " THE BAYTOWN SUN, THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 1954,— PAsill- Highlands Second WMU Meet Work For Focus Week Twenty-oiie members and four visitors were present when members of the Women's Missionary Union of Highlands Second Baptist church met Tuesday mornine at the church'. These women, observing "Focus Week," heard the devotional presented .-i by Mrs. T. N. Bond,-and went out to ^visit and-to invite, others to active participation in> .WMU work. Upon their return to the church they .were served refreshments and. enjoyed a social hour. During this period Mrs. S. H. Page presented a :brief history . of the Second Baptist WMU since its organization in 1948. Drive To Save Twain House Collects $12 NEW YORK, Jan. 21 —UP—The Greenwich Village Chamber of Commerce, seeking 370,000 to save the old .Mark Twain house from demolition, expressed ' disappojnt- ment Thursday in the .fund drive. Contributions thus far include $12 cash -and a lock of George', Washington's hair. New Yorkers con• tributed. $1. '' •;.'. • . The Party Line Highlands Folks MRS. WAULACE DUNKS postcards from Tyler where she has gone to be with her father who is very ill- ^ ' MR. AMD MRS. JAMES B. BZELL .and their daughter, LOIS ANN of Dallas were Highlands visitors early this week. Mrs. Ezell was "cheeking up" on her mother, MRS. M. L. DOSS, who is convalescing at home after spending a few days in Lillie-Duke hospital. Recent visitors in the CAMPBELL H. YOUNG home were MR. AND MRS. V. O. ELLIS. The El- lises are new Baytown residents, formerly of Beaumont. Ellis is dis- Gary Anderson * Has 18th Birthday Party Gary Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Anderson was honored by his parents on the occasion of his 18th birthday with a party at the family home on South Main. Refreshments of nuts, candy, cookies, punch and birthday cake wore served. Gary's sisters, Jeanne and Kathy presided at the serving table, Thirty-five guests.' high school students .from Deer Park," REL, . and Crosby schools enjoyed an .evening, of' record-playing, dancing, and games. trict engineer for Texas Highway department, an<Hs working now on- theHighway l 73 project. " » MR. AND MRS. >R. M.., Wit; LIAMS have returned to their home in Milam' after ,a visit in the 1 home of their, son end daughter-in-law, MR. AND MRS. J. M. WILLIAMS. •' MR. AND MRSi C. R. PATTERSON of Carter, Okla,- are guests in the home of MR. AND MRS. J. C. PATTERSON on Kerry Avenue. D'Oliye Conducts' Quiz Show For Rptarians^ Norman D'Olive' 'Ol Beytown created a lot of laughs for Highlands Rotarians at the regular' luncheon meeting on Tuesday when he conducted a 'quiz among 1 the members; The quiz was based on. general information currently available to Rotarians. Inability to answer the questions accurately qualified those questioned for membership in an imaginary, organization, of , little esteem. President Jeff Tanner conducted the business meeting. Other guests besides D'Olive were Mr. and Mrs. S. H Sneed of Galena Park. Mrs. "Sneed Is a member of Rotary-Anns Q—How soon after'I enroll \r. school under the .Korean G-I Bill may I expect to get my jfirst 'GI allowance check? I want to plan on taking, along some .of m'y own money to tide me over until I get paid. • . . . ._•;"; A—You can count on your first . Ol check about two months after you enroll. Under the law,''payments are made after the end of each month of training completed. But'before you cnn be paid, VA must receive a 1 certification —signed by you and your school —stating you were in class during the month. Usually, checks gro out within 20 days after VA frets the certification. ;...'. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE WEEK-END "BUYS" EVERY HIGGINBOTHAM THOROUGHLY THE BEST DEAL YOU USED CAR HAS BEEN TO ASSURE YOU "OF GET FOR YOUR MONEY 52 PLY 4-Door, Super Statesman, Original Paint, One Owner, Good Tires! 4-Door, Cranbrook, Radio, Heater, New Paint, One Owner! Club Coupe, New Paint, Good Tires, One Owner! 2-Door, New Paint, Good Rubber, One Owner Car! 4-Door Custom, Radio, heater, new 2-tone paint, good tires, one owner! 4-Door Custom, Radio, Heater, One Owner, Good Car! "600"—Fordor, Good Tires, Good Condition Inside and Out. Overdrive! Club Sedan, Radio, Heater, New Paint and Tires! 2-Door, Radio and Heater. BE SURE TO SEE THESE AND OUR OTHER GOOD USED CARS NOW! HIGGIN 2912 MARKET ST. TOR Co. DIAL 8196 Questions And Answers . Q—I am a Korean veteran; and 'I have just been released from service. I understand that I have four months from my separation date in which to apply for GI term insurance. Is that, correct? A—Nol Actually, you have 120 days from your date of separation,in which, to apply and pay your first premium. Since some months have 31 days, 120 days is less than four months. Q—1 was called to active military duty for a period that exceeded 30 days, but-the. way things turned out'I was separated before I served 30 days. Will I be entitled to the free insurance .covorage for 120 days after 'my date of separation, even though I didn't serve more than 30 ; days? A—Yes. So long as you were called to :ictive duty for more than 30 days, you will be entitled to the 120-dtty coverage after separation, even though you didn't actually serve all, tiiat time, History Of Nation Could Be Studied In U.S. Stamps By UNITED PRESS The collecting of postage stamps Is an easy way to learn something of both the history and the geography of the United States. The 32-stamp regular, or definitive, .issue which came into use in 1938 depicts, in order, the 29 U. S. presidents from Washington through Coolidge, In addition, Benjamin Franklin, founder of the U..S.,postal service, is on the Vicent stamp; Martha Washington on the I'/i-ccnt, and the White House on the 4V4-cent stamp. Events commemorated by single stamps or sets, those having been issued more frequently in the past, range from the discovery of America by Columbus in 1492 to World War II and touch upon many happenings in between. In addition to historical developments, stamps also provide a close look at cultural aspects. Thus, in 1940, a 35-stamp series of "Famous Americans" was issued. That scr- ies was divided into seven groups of five stamps each, honoring authors, poets, educators, scientists, composers, artists and inventors. Geographically, many stamps including: maps of individual states or regions within their design. It is possible to trace the course of much of the Revolutionary War through stamps which have been issued to commemorate battles or individual heroes of that war. Industry has not been neglected by the U. S. Post Office Department, either. The completion of the first transcontinental railroad was noted on its 100th anniversary in 1944. That year also saw stamps marking the 125th anniversary of the S. S. Savannah, the first steam-propelled ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean; the centenary of the telegraph and the 50th anniversary of motion pictures. The centennial of the American poultry industry was the subject for a stamp i n 1948; Peter Stuy- vesartt was pictured on another 1948 stamp that honored 300 years of volunteer firemen. The American Bankers Association, in 3950, and the American Bar Association, in 1953, are professional organizations which have been honored. Sports have not been forgotten. Both summer and winter Olympic Games were held in the United States in 1932, and three stamps were issued that year which depicted a skier, a runner and a discus thrower. Means of transportation — particularly the airplane — are common subjects for U. S. .stamps. Ships form a part of the design of more stamps than any other mode of transportation. But you can find an ox cart on the Minnesota Territory stamp of 1949, teams of oxen with a wagon on the Oregon Territory, Swedish pioneer and Fort Koarny stamps of 1948, or the Utah Centennial of 1947, and a Pony Express rider on a 1940 stamp. Although war forms a motif for many stamps, poace is not forgotten. In 1948, a special stamp commemorated 100 years of friendship between the United States and Canada, WOLVERTON'S SUPER MARKET 303 N. -MAIN HIGHLANDS PHONE 2-1961 SPECIAL PRICES FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY-JAN. 22 AND 23 MARYLAND CLUB COFFEE STOKELY'S 14-Oz. Bottles oo 46-Or. Cans 8 303 Cans Lbs. 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