The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on January 9, 1961 · Page 5
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Freeport, Texas
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Monday, January 9, 1961
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port and Brazorta County, Texas, Hon., January 9,1961 THE BRAZ08PORT FACfl fs Analysis PEAK WAS PLANNED HALT RESISTANCE . WftMAM I,. ttYAN anted Prom New* Aimlyit .re In evidence thnt Fidel Cas etlbcrntoly sought to max United Stntcs brcnk relation I Cuba, and thnt his provocn I In this respect grew out o 1 and desperation, to Cnstro revolution In In trou It I* doubtful whether Ih nunlst bloc possesses tb i nnd tho nblllly to keep tlv regime above water, seems to fear thnt olho relations ns pegs for new „*„„lion ngalnst existing governments elsewhere In the Western Hemisphere. gMtoi.u auburn lu lutu' linn uuic7 inis is not just speculation. Tho itln American governments, no Fldc'lstas havo learned from the •iiger nble to abide Interference Communists tho technique of ac- their affairs, arc themselves cuslng nn enemy of what it to call It <nilts with him •IT'iT ».*»•• iv *|uii.i win i mi IChild Welfare f jfdget Voted budget of $17,550 for th( nty's portion of operation o HBrazorla County Child Wei i Dept has been approved t; ' ilssloners Court. I action assured, continuance i department during 1961, a 1 left In some doubt, since partment was originally no- I and had funds only for during 1360. iloncrs Court had fel there would be ... two nbers on the Court It would be best lo i decision for 1961 to the Court unanimously ap- sttlng the budget for the toent. business left for dec! j|the new Court, straight' "lone rales were ap- •1061. [ decision, tho C o u r continue straight line i the Courthouse from the county, despite a i, rates which became i the latter part of 1960 inett Is :tedTo Board 3, MICH.- Robert B, Itrcasurcr of the Dow Co. since 1959, Tbuis- ! elected to the Board of at the monthly meet- Udlnml. 40, will continue to treasurer of the com joined Dow in 1942 two years with the artment, he served two Pith the U. S. Navy. „ to Dow in 1946, le [ With the auditing and ar- departments until 19-17. was appointed credit of the plastics depart|a position which he held i years. Bennett became credit of' the company. He lointed an assistant sccre- 1951 and an assistant and member of the r ! committee in 1355. ative of Midland,"* Bennett ", the University of Mlchi jury Is Slight Trucks Crarh ^Houston mail clerk '.-scaped slight bruises when his car a parked truck on Hi,;h- 1288 in Rosharon Friday after- x C. Pentecost of 4011 Gib- was driver of a 1957 Ford struck a large tractor truck on the shoulder of Higlv 288. !e truck's driver, Riduud ton of 3602 Truckston in , was in a nearby cute Iho time of tho accident. The ick Is owned by Union Truck •s. State Highway Patrolman Tho- D. Grand said Pentecost was illowlng another car which hod ;opped to turn left. Pentecost ttcinpted to stop, lost c o n t r ol .tlie wet roadway, and his cur ed around In the middle of thc road, striking the truck with jits left door. Damage to tho car was esU- muted at $500. No charges vvurv tiled. Tho accident occurred at 10 p.m. ((.controlled Car its Light Post Freoport woman received eratlora of tho face, u stiff and bruises when her car it pole at the intersection [hwjys 28S and 332 Friday lung. rs Mae Warden Matthews lakan to Dow Hospital by ort Funeral Home ambu- Rto Highway Pa t r o 1 m mi D, Orand sold the accl- occurred when thu signal St tho Intersection changed, 'Miittliuws attempted to »U>p, '- iitrol of her ear, und nit which holds the Iralfic ! to her cur, u IJ'vii |ttus estimated at $UX). N'u le filed. Tlui ua-Hu'.ll 10. liU u.111. Cailro nnd his Communlrt «dvln- en want to be able to nay th/it Die United Stales has forced thotie other (sovcrnmpiita to brcnk roll- tlono, thnt this proves U.S. "Im- porinllst" maneuvers and bad intentions toward Cuba. He wants to uso the forlhcomlnk breaks In plans oneself. A few weeks ago Ihe Castro newspaper Revolucion told Its readers that the United States was planning a new offensive against Cuba and was "putting pressure on puppet governments of the continent to put it Into effect." It added: "The four points of tills plan are as follows: A collective break of diplomatic relations with Cuba; an economic embargo; establishment ol an Inter- American police force nnd the creation of a committee to study the political situation in Latin- American nations." Tho Communist bloc Is anxious for additional excuses to stir up popular unrest against existing Latin American governments nnd Is intent upon using Cuba to full advantage while the opportunity still exists to do so. Castro hns become the creature of the Communist bloc because he has made his revolutionary government almost totally dependent upon Red lotions lor economic support. He is now theirs to command. But Castro has many troubles, including rising labor discontent, tho beginnings'ol organized resistance and the flight of educated people from Cuba. The break in U.S. relations will slow this night. • l/ou And t/ c ' fimwMW u. PEBN, M.D.— Or. Fern DO YOU lit awaka nfghte? Perhaps pep pllla can ease you Into that Bound slumber you yearn for. An aching Joint, throbbing blood pressure or other ailment may Jcsep your drowsy eyelids open until you're wide-eyed with pain. Tho squeeze of narrowing • —-— arteries may be waking you earlier and earlier. Blood vessel spams may flash painfully across your Bleeping mind. To stay asleep, you may translate these annoying spasms Into fearful nightmares—golden-age growing pains. Peelings Not Fains Inner feelings, not aches and paint, explain most restless nights. The lovesick youth tosses and turns, yearning for someone he can't have. The shrewd business 1 tycoon may find every night aa nightmarish as Scrooge's Christmas Eve. Th» blues wake you earlier than usual or sprinkle your sound sleep with wakeful Interruptions. Heavy sleepers may complain that they didn't sleep a wink, because they dreamed U«y stayed awake all night. Become* A Ilablt You can easily become addicted to sleepless nights. After a week, consult your doctor. But, meanwhile, you can try one of thousands of home remedies which put million* to sleep tach -•-" JRS& For ,%> Everyone has a pet method. A cup of tea or stiff drink may work Ilka knock-out drops. A relaxing cigarette may soothe you into slumber. While experts disagree, hot baths relax, tense muaeles and help you unwind. Others prefer a glass of warm milk. Bye strain can make any mouth yawn, Other Method* Relax with a book or newspaper, but don't get wrapped up In It and stay awake all night reading. You can even try "self hypnotism" by staring up and In at the bridge of your nose with the eyes, closed. Your doctor may prescribe medicines to take the edge off that sharp, overactlve mind which Is cutting into your sleep. Or he may order sleeping pills —short-acting to help you doze off or long-acting to Insure a sound sleep until the alarm clock clangs. You're A Worry-Wart? Perhaps you're ona of those worry-warts who toss and turn for hours worrying about the sleeping pOls gulped down at bedtime. Then you need pep pills—during the day. With 'this falsa pep, you'll Ure yourself out by the end of each day and doze off into real slumber when your head hits the pillow at bedtime! Dr. fern's mailbox it wide open for letters from readers. While he cannot undertake to answer individual letters, he ioitt use readers' questions in hit column whenever possible and when they are of general inter- ett. Address your letters to Dr. Editor's Note - Last Sunday fine, because the institution itself Americans began the commemo. affected different people in such ration of the great war that —' "" the Union a century ago. « JMO. KJng StoUurea SjPidictta, Inc. Sfofe Copifol Highlights Events Of Past Year Show Decade Trends By VEBN SANFORD Texan Press Association AUSTIN, Tex. — ire fond of saying, "That which s going to happen has already begun." If so, Ihe first year of the new decade, 19GC, was strewn with veathervanes to point the course of Texas in the ne« nine years. Among major Texas events in the opening year of the sixties vere these: 1. PARTY PRIMARIES w.-re held In May and June, two months earlier. New dates ended old raditions, like announcing with he dogwood, campaigning in the icat. For the first time in years, :hallengers toppled two incum- icnts Jrom statewide office, a act that's bound to encourage uture activity from young ra^n 'waiting in the wings." 2. DEMOCRATIC CONVENTIONS, through tcmtpous as el- vays, were held in control by the oint leadership of Gov. Price Daniel and Sen. Lyndon B. Jolin- son. Johnson won near-unanl mous backing for his presiden- ial bid at the June state convpn- Uon, an event which marked ihe nd of the left-wing DOT. After he national convention in July, issension arose in the other wing. Many conservative Democrats bucked at supporting Stand, ird-beorer John Kennedy and the ibcral national platform. Enough jccame "Texans lor Nixon" to make Texas a "doubtful state." jcars and divisions of I960 will nevitably be reopened when "exas Democrats get together again in '62 and '64. 3. 1960 CENSUS reports confirmed predictions that Texas will a metropolitan state in ihe ixtles. Overall, population grew rom 7,7U,19-1 In 1950 lo 9,579.S77. Ixty per cent of the increase was n the four largest cities. In aildl- lon, in every growth area, dties increased their populations at the xpcnse of surrounding rural Bounties. This did not alter tho late total, but changed the make- P of population — now 70 ner ent urban, 30 per cent rural Re- ult will be a strong push for lore urban representation in tne egislature, more statc-Icvei sym- atby for city problems. 4. STATE FINANCE PROBLEMS ncvi-r were out of tlie cws, as both public officials and rlvato citizens circled the issue hat will come to a boil in this car's legislative session. State "inance Advisory Commission, ppointed by Governor Daniel In lay, worked through tho sum- icr and fail. In December It econunende-J a one per cent myroll tax to raise the more mil $100,000,000 a year the stive s expected to need In new money, leunwhllc, meetings were held y p r a c t i c ally everybody — eachers, labor and business roups, all with a vital interest future taxing and spending de- centives and driving records In setting statewide rates. Result was a plan, begun last January 1 basing auto Insurance rates on the driver's arrest record for past three years, including tral- fie tickets as well as accidents. Drivers whose rates jumped bo cause of minor violations were irate. Those with spotless records got lower rates and were generally happier. A number of lav/- makers haw promised to look Into the matter thoroughly this year. 6, GAS TAX SUIT, begun in early 1960, probably will be :n the courts another year. In ihe past year, gas pipeline compardcs won rulings that the severance beneficiary tax is unconstitutional in district court and the Court Civil Appeals. In months ahead, the case will go to the Texas Supreme Court and U. S. Supreme Court. II the tax is upheld, future efforts to raise the rate are cor- tain. If, as in the case of '.he gas vgathering tax in 1953, it is held unconstitutional by the U. S. Supreme Court, it is unlikeiy that even the most ardent gas tax advocates will try agair, to raise revenue T>y this route. 7.RACE FOR SPEAKER of the House, as tight and uncertain is in 1939, brought renewed suggestions that "there ought to be a better way." Whether Rep. Wade Spilman of McAllen or Reo. James Turman of Gober wins !n the secret ballot of House members on January 10, it will be several weeks before either can get committees organized and ready for business. To add to the confusion, prospective candidates tor Speaker in 1963 already are jockeying for position. Some hare suggested a constitutional amendment to permit representatives- elect to meet and elect a presiduv; officer a month or so before tic session's actual opening. Another proposal is to let the people decide by making the post nn elective one the same as in the Senate. Advantage besides lettirj tlie voters have a choice Is tho fact that the decision would be reached in November and :he House could go to work immediately on tlie opening day of the session. Also It would eliminate all of the bitterness that Is created under the present system. 8. TOURIST AND NEW IN- DUSTRY promotion got under way in 1960, despite penny-inte budgets. Highway Dopa.Unnt brought out its first tourists' b:o- chure, a 32-page booklet in loir colors. This year it will ask the Legislature for 800,000 to place advertisements in national publications. Texas Industrial Comm's- sion also produced a brocfturo, but says it cannot compete with other states on a $23,750 a year budget. It will ask the Legislature lor J420.000 a year. Both the tourist and Industry seeking agencies contend that Texas cannot achieve its growth potential jn the sixties unless it goes in with six-figure budgets comparable to those of competing slates. 9. TEXAS TTOELANDS ownership, a paramount issue in the forties and fifties, finally was laid to rest in June, 1960. U. S. Supreme Court, to the surprise ol many, ruled that Texas owns the submerged lands lOVa miles out into the Gulf. If the land is as oil-rich as hoped and il there -s a market for the oil, tidelands revenue will augment the permanent school fund in the years ahead. 10. SENATOR JOHNSON'S ELECTION as vice president opened the door for more lively politicking in 1961 to decide his Senate successor. Field is already crowded with the liklihood ol a dozen candidates before the lili.ig deadline pa s s cs. Conceivably, someone who already holds m office could be elected, setting o!i a chain reaction ol moves up the political ladder. FARM PRODUCTION HIGH - Tejcas farm production in 19ti3 tied with 1958 for the second nighest yew In history, the U. S. Department of Agriculture reported. Total production was 138 per cent of the 1946—1956 averas;. Combined value at the principal crops was 51,400,000,000. This was three per cent less than last year, largely because of drops in cotton and sorghum grain prices. Cotton is still the leading crop. Texas farmers produtvd -l.ixl -.0 ales in 1960 for an income iJ •711,000,000. Improved condithns and methods were reflected in the t!9 pound average yield per acr;, up 79 pounds per acre from the 1958—59 average. Page 0 THE NEEDLESS WAR-I For Once, Democracy Failed . . this actually an "irrepressiblr- conflict" or a tragedy of errois that could have been avoided? In the first of a four-part series adapted from an address deli/ ered before The Associated Pr--ss Managing Editors convention, one of tha nation's leading Civil War historians discusses that question and Its meaning for Americans today. Written For The Associated Press By BRUCE CATTON It is sometimes said that On Civil War came because the machinery of democracy had broken down. That is not quite true. Jt came because the machinery of democracy was not used. To see how this happened, fro back one century to the presidential election of 1860. An enormous issue disturb*! America's democracy in thit year. Like most Issues human he- ings have to handle it was extremely complicated and its deeper implications were not always clear, but in the main it had !o do with the existence in America of the institution of chattel slw- cr>. There were of course other issues in that year, but in o»e way or another they all seemed to revolve around this question of slavery. There was no unanimity of f~>.'. dilferent ways In the cotton stales of the DOTI South slavery in 3860 was a goli concern, immeasely profitable to a small but powerful group, buttressed by all sorts of prejudices and habits of mind; an institution, furthermore, that was ro (Iwply Imbedded In the social an,] economic framework of the Cotton South that no one could EPO how to get rid of it without causing a shattering convulsion. In the more northerly tier of southern states slavery was slowly but visibly withering on ihe vine. It was still something everyone was adjusted' to, and people tended to approach it wilh their emotions rather than wiili their minds, but it was not quite the same here as in the Depp South. North of the Mason and Oixon line slavery had been discarded altogether, and more and more people were coming lo feel that it ought to be abolished everywhere as speedily as possible. Sentiment was by no means uril- ed, however; there were many people in the North who disliked slavery but were perfectly willing to go along with it on the groun-1 that it was really a problem «.>r tlie Southerners. For a long time this slavery problem had seemed too hot to handle, and consequently it had not betn handled. Yet there was question of slavery in the territories. Not even the Republicans argued that the federal govetn- ment had any authority to limit or abolish the institution in me not necessarily anything to ii, in,later, the Republican party was the spring of 18(50, that wouH|going to do the same. After ;!,» force the different states of tho I nominations there would be mo Union to go to war with onn **. = ;lm P ni S". "self, in norm- Union to go to war with one fin- other—nothing that would compol 600,000 young men to die decision about . As a matter of fact, this ' was peripheral even in 1860. big argument centered on 'to separate states. The whole problem revoivod around the territorial issue— and it was already becoming obvious that slavery was not going to put down lasting roots in the lerri- torics no matter what the government might do. We can easily see that slavery could not have been uprooted overnight from the states where it was central to the social end noes, party workers and newspaper pundits could evamino the issue in detail. Then there wou.3 ,be an election and the peoo!o I themselves would render some sort of verdict. Then there wjuK v- a new president and a now Congress; presumably, they wo'ilt! be able to provide some sort cl solution. The opportunity and the mcM.-is 10 get the nation out of its tragic iix existed. Unfortunately, 'hey were not used. In this one 'n- ^tance, democracy failed to rnejt .np test. Instead of working ioi a settlement it worked for a show down—which, within a year, n got, at a staggering price. The reasons ioi its failure are ex- ircmely complex, bui one of the political organization— not vilh- accepted. We can see as clearly that in the very nature of things slavery was a doomed institution. It could not endure very much longer in the devehp- ing 19th century. Furthermore, in April of WO all of the machinery of the democracy was at hand, rea.^y to be used. The Democratic party was about to hold its presidential nominating convention; a Uttli principal ones seems tojiavs IXHH, quite simply, that it was just too much trouble for the ordinary American in 1860 to sit down cmd think things through. It was easier just to feel—to respond to inspiring slogans, to turn emotions loose, to let angpi and fear and suspicion have 'heir way, to settle down in a fixed position and wait for the other lel- low to back down. Politics lost it? flexibility. The willingness to debate, to negotiate and at last to find some good middle ground disappeared. Theft Reported Frccport police received a report Friday of a theft of records, valued at $110 which occurred J Firs Call Krppport firemen took equipment to West Second near Weingarten's about noon Friday vben a car was reported to be on fire. Police said that the fire had been extinguished by the time the fire truck arrived. '° «*!*!y - month earlier. Officers said James Gay ofj 531 Haynes Slrec-t in Clufe loU them that the 25 long-play records in an album were taken from hi? car on Dec. 9. Gay said his auto was on a West Frceport shopping center parking Jot when the theft ocmc red. He told officers he did n-.t expect to get the records Lack, but decided he should report tr-e theft. FURNACE TROUBLE? FOR FACTORY TRAINED EXPERTS TO DO VOUR SERVICING CALL US TI 9-5726 CLIMATE ENGINEERING Co. South Hwy 288 Angleton GET OUR SENSATIONAL NEW FALCON SUCCESS DEAL Compare manufacturers' suggested retail delivered prices and you'll see—Falcon is America's lowest-priced S-paseenger sedan. Deluxe trim and whitewall tires optional at extra cost. . NOW'S THE TIME TO COME IN AND TALK BUSINESS ON THE NO. 1 SUCCESS CAR OF '61 5. 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