The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on April 29, 1970 · Page 10
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The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas · Page 10

Freeport, Texas
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Wednesday, April 29, 1970
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THE BR AZOSPORT FACTS, Selman . 1>*«, Wetfnettfay, April »,»!•. StcttM I, Pagt It AKOM'OllTr AC!*, Frccport, Texan, WHiteniay,April IM»», Hwtlow I, Page M (Continued from Page 9) arc going to need it in the future, and we won't solve It unless we do something. A systematic development of beaches; they are in about the same condition as IS years ago except for a road, and this makes the conditions more confusing. There is $7 million of your money in certificates of deposit, he sajd; .with $4,585,000 of bond funds on certificate of deposit at 5 per cent. "This is t's per cent below what it should be drawing. This costs you $68.000 a year." They are all 90-day certificates, which you know draw lower interest, he said. Since only three-fourths of the right-of-way is acquired, these certificates could be for a year or more, he said. About the attorney qualification. Sclman said he had "respect for attorneys; I use them in my business and in the city. But 'I've never seen a special interest group before that thought they owned the Courthouse." There was no pattern to the 184 county judges in Texas who were not county judges, and (he 70 who were. Someone had said this was just in big cities, he said, but noted that Houston and Galvcston had attorneys, Dallas and Tarrant Counties did not. If this system were not in the best interest of citizens, he said, "you can bet the law would be changed." *m AND SPECIALS GOOB APR. 30 - 1-2 Hairgrove: In race because of concern S V K II A I It C. K O V K reviewed her term as representative in 1967-69, her civic involvements, and choice by the Brazosport Chamber as Outstanding Woman. She said she was employed as director of development and public relations for Community Hospital. "1 do not work for Dow in any form as the hospital belongs to the community." She had often been asked, "Why do you want to get back into politics?" She said the answer has always been, and would be, "I love people and love to work for them." "People are people whoever they arc, they all have problems. So 1 pledge to represent all the people all the time, and keep you informed back home what is going on in Austin as it is your government. I am there only to represent you." She would work to protect individual rights: "to work and live as we please without politicians and government dictating; and above all, freedom to worship as we please." Caldwell: ecology, pollution an issue KEP. NEIL CALDWKLL observed that in the campaign there had been no divergence on matters, but there were issues in the race. A fundamental one, he said, was that citizens on a small Earth had a limited supply of oxygen. He had tried to train himself on ecology, he said. "We must all breathe this air, and it may be later than you think." Pollution and ecology were receiving wide political concern now, he said, "but fortunately, I have a voting record on it; 1 have taken a stand in your interest." He cited co-authorship of a bill that would fine corporations for pollution. If it's right to fine an individual, it's right for a corporation, he said. He was proud of the antiquities bill for itself, and because it caused trouble for Land Comr. Jerry Sadler. Caldwell plugged Bob Armstrong as a candidate for that job. Despite some errors, he said, he had always voted "in your interest. It would have been far easier to vote the other way. 1 have offended loan sharks, insurance people, and the big polluters."* Three candidates cite achievements O. O. TKKKKLL reviewed his boyhood, education, business and civic work, work in the Hastings Field and at Dow, where he said he helped form the first union "and that's the reason I'm not working there now." He said to criticism that he's the money man in the race, that he had not gotten rich in business. "Making money is fun; it's the way you spend it tluit makes you a saint or sinner." CECIL WINGO said the incumbent had chosen not to run again, but had set' up a program "second to none." He said his work had been principally in construction, as project manager, "where the management of time and money was important. "I think this is important, because I think the county treasurer office is- a management concept." W. W. "FLOP" JACKSON tby Johnny Branch) Jackson in 37 years in the county has been coach, teacher, employee at the Texas Co. and Dow. Because of a left leg amputation, he is semi- retired, working part time as a bookkeeper with Robinson Truck Lines. "He wants the job, needs it, and thinks he is qualified," Branch said, noting Jackson's interest in youth, work with boys, and citation by the Angleton Chamber of Commerce as outstanding citizen. Ben/sen against disruptive action 1.I.UVI) HK.VTSKN JH. (by Lloyd Hentsen HI) Citing his father's three terms in Congress, and the building up of Lincoln Consolidated in Houston on retirement. Heal sen asked: What's the m-isi»i IK.* wants to go back? He'd made his mark in business, and now it was just a tii>'<ller of counting money. "He vvunis to go back because he's concerned with disruption. divjsiveness, pen i j issi veness.'' He usked if Sen. Ralph Varborough was representing llie people of Texas when he endorsed a war moratorium, opjwsed the Supreme Court ixmiiiu lions of Haynsworth and Carswell. voted against voluntary prayer in school. endorsed Sen. (Jene McCarthy when support was needed for Humphrey's close race, failed tu volt* on-compulsory busing. Ik-ntsen. he said, would support Nixon's planned withdrawal; would insist the government live within its budget: would seek more professionalism in police forces: would advocate creating 1UU new judges and prosecutors to sweep the dockets. To relieve congestion, he would advocate a 10 per cent federal investment credit for industry to locate in small towns now losing their young people. Benlsen was for ivloni). in welfare and the 1'osi Office l)epl. Yarborough's local contributions noted SKNA'i'OK |< ALP II V UMiOHtH <;j| (by Fred Jluilicaiui Vurborough chose UK- K-adership of the Labor and ^Public Welfare Cynun.ittt'e after seniority ijlaci.'d turn in a choiu; of that, ihyAppropriations Committee and Post Office Cotnmillee. In li*i»$i.» billiun was voted lor Texas in health, education. ueJJurt' and labor fields, wlu'ch in Brazospoi t included grants to Community Hospilal, i^e school program, and Brazosport Junior College, These programs had uegun wilh the Labor and Public Welfare Committee. (Conturned on Page 11) RNLAND BACON 69 ROUND STEAK PREMIUM SWIM numiM mm ^j^ FRANKS v 40 1 4*4* I .OOl ""TST'ftsl W*»H WWW HKHfl •Ktf SIRLOIN STEAK 99 BLUE PLATE MAYONNAISE NORMEL nwnmbv •• • • ••§ * j& ^g^^k ^^_^H SIZZLERS-65 RIBBOH _ fe ^ SAUSAGE i*1 MARKET [Pan Sausage >s» COM mm IEEF GNUCK „. STEM .59 79 -STEAK iOA 6000 HEAVT BE SHOULDER ROUND STEAK USD* GOOD NEHI M RIR STEAK USU (Ml NEW II RUMP ROAST USD* MOD HUH II GNUCK ROAST 80 89 l-VWMfe ROAST t. ISBA GOOB HEAV1 BEEF CHICKEH FRIEB TACO PATTIES i. 95 YOUR CHOICE PORK BOHES HOG MAUL ROSE DALE PEACHES ABOLPHHS W^v^rww WWF ^^^~ ^^«^ ^F9fwW9 «FVM»v RICE »..36 C DOVE ICARHATMH IELLORINE IFMESIBE CRACKERS CEMER SmiNEO BY FOOD JMIHUNS CHILI REANS £9 25 IARBECUE SAUCE CMKTWK CHERRY PIE FILLING IKERHS ITOMATO JUICE 37 49 VERMICELLI SEVEN SEtS TNOVSUI DRESSING OEIMONTE TOMATOE KITCHEN KMFT BUCKEYE MIFT HMUTWE MARSNMALLOWS CEISM SUCEI PINEAPPLE CUmELL'S TOMATO . 29 IMPERIAL SUGAR 5 LB. BAG With / Pur thdie Of Muic RAINBO BREAD REG 33 \ fj.-r JT-ro Tf T ii n i i i. 111 i.y STEAKS LIVER JUICE ORANGE SHRIMP BEARS PEAS PIES DINNERS MEXICAN CAKE COFFEE { NRe |j CAKE Oil FLAKES TOES Yarborough i Continued from Page 10) In ctyenra in the .Senate, he Ins liucamc through seniority otic of the mo* I powerful men in Toxiis. if not in the nation. He bHicvr'ff in programs designed l« benefil the people <t\ ||IIK xl.'ilv and (lie tuition. Deserving pnrliculiir ;illeiitioii. lloflx'in/, said, is Ihc six years Yarlwrough fough! for Hie I'fidre Island National Seashore, providing 2H> miles of "uncorruptcd, while-sand MHMhorc. If we keep him there, he will do the sntne for the Big Thicket." Hofhcinz noted lhal bemuse Ynrboroiigli first wenl to Ihc Jv-reiU' in .'i spceinl election in I!i"i7. a ycnr In-fore 1 Tower joined him there, his seniority w:is equivalent In being elet-l wl in I'JTiZ. Richer* concerned about drainage K. J. ItKIIKIt.S said the principal reason he was in the race was the drainage bill, fie wax not opposed to drainage, but was opposed to the West Brazoria County Urainage District. Tin- bill established Commissioners Court as the governing body, but there were members of the courl that those west of the Brazos could not vote against. "If the district is not administered properly, there is nothing I can do as a voter." Further, he wid, the district as created could use lax money outside Precincts 2 and 4; and also, there was no plan as to how drainage wrjuld be accomplished Kichers fell there was a SAVORI STRAWIERRY PRESERVES degree of secrecy about the manner in which the bill was created. There was a requirement that notice of the public hearing on the hill would be published four consecutive times. This was published in the Anglcton Times, he said, "but those west of the Brazen look to The Brazfisporl Facts and the News." Though the district was created by a small margin, he said, "when they came back for the tax dollar it was defeated 1,077-451." Hichers said thai "my opponent has been the chief campaigner for the district, and I've been the chief campaigner against it." Brigance cites record; cooperation JWMiA.NCK cited his work with public and civic groups, with two loons as commissioner, and said the three questions he raised about the office were qualification, closeness to the people represented; and cooperation and working together, and respect for. other county officers On cooperation, he urged any \oti-r to ask any city council, school board, chamber (if commerce, or CIVIL- group about cooperation, "and I'll stand on what you (irtd out Tin- same was true countywide, he said "Ask anyone in UK- Cc-urthousc people say wi- Like all the money in the count} and run off with it ask the district attorney, the sheriff: I'll stand on what you find out." About drainage, he said it didn't make sense that all land east of the Brazos was solid with drainage districts; and west, there was one small district and an inactive one. Brigance said he had no quarrel about who administered the district fie said there would be another chance to vote on drainage "I It i sen I ejuil I'm stilt for drainage. It's a necessity for Precinct 4." The West Brazuna County Drainage District format was copied from another bill, he said If drainage is instituted, a master plan could be devised, and any flaws in the bill could be corrected Audience posed these questions: Q Ik'.v can we revise the Texas Conililulion in the near future' 1 A .Caldwelb I don't think tins will be done in the near future. bec.iu>e people do not have the proper appreciation of the importance of con- stitulmnal bw The present constitution, written in 1876. wa> .1 response to abuses of state government during lU-conslructi'in. and regulates so man} matters as to hamstring legislative ability Mans people who influence public pohc} dn not want it changed 1 think it will be changed piecemeal, as is being done now. with useless verbuiRi 1 taken out. A • Hairgrove i 1 agree y What do you consider an idi-al abortion law for Texas? Would you vote for it? A it'aldwelli I recognize the prublems of population growth, hut I'm old-fashioned in some ways 1 believe that under some conditions abortion should be legalized; in cases of incest or rape, a woman should not have to haw a child, also, when a c-.iinix'tent phvsician savs a mother's health is in serious jeopardy, she should have the choice Hut when it's a simple case of a woman not wanting a child this is not enough reason A i Hairgrove) I think such a law might have merits, but 1 would have to study it firsl, before taking a position. y. Is the economic formula of the Minimum Foundation for public schools unfair to Brazoriu County? How? A. ifaldwell' The index is unfair to all counties that ;ire prosperous, industrialized, populous Krom the time the Gilmer-Aiken law began in 1W9. the economic index is used to determine what portion of the slate aid counties receive Kuughl}. 8 per cent is school population; 'A' per cent is land valuations; and the rest, income factors such as manufacturing, payrolls, agriculture What's wrong, too much weight is placed on income factors, and not enough on land. Brazosport valuation is t'xi [XT cent. Gilnier in Kii.-t Texas is about 10 per cent We (Xi\ far more than our shure Much of the land in Texas is not valued honestly This should be done iairl;. and equitably I think there will be a change in 1973. when for the first time, the Legislature will reflect the state's urban makeup A. i Hairgrove i I've not studied this mailer. Q i to Hairgrove vour education 1 ' What is A iHairgrovei High school and business college, and common sense. Q How do you feel about permanent registration'' A. i Caldwell i For five sessions, I have voted for permanent registration, and if given the opportunity. I w ill do so a sixth time. The present system is an abomination A. (Hairgrove) 1 have no comment at this time. ELECT Hairgrove State Repiesentative Dist 19

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