The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on June 9, 1969 · Page 1
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Baytown, Texas
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Tke SIM ME. AND MRS. MELVIN JONES 7«5 E. James lo fee BnutMM Iteater. Tfcls Coapoa Good for two tkkete wh«» presented at the Bnusoi Box Office Goad Ttrough JUM 14 Now Showta* "WHERE EAGLES DARE" YOUR HOME OVER 50,000 READERS EVERY DAY VOL. 47, NO. 225 TREPHONE NUMBER: 422-8302 Monday, June 9, l»ts BAYTOWN, TEXAS, 77520 Robbery Probed I BAYTOWN POLICE Monday were investigating a robbery at Holiday Food Store, 1101 Alexander, about 4 a.m. Sunday. Mrs. Elisa F. Douzat of 310 E. Hunnicutt said the robber forced her to lie on the floor while he went through the cash register, taking an undertermined amount of money. Brother Drowns LAWRENCE FOREMAN, 217 Sclireck, received word Monday morning that his brother, Bobby Lee Foreman, 38, of Victoria, drowned Sunday night in Victoria. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Victoria, Class Reunion ANY MEMBER of the Robert E. Lee High School class of 1959 that plans to attend the reunion June 21, and has not made reservations, should contact Mike Burch at 422-6788. Monday Meeting BAYTOWN - LA POHTE Association for Retarded Children will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Baytown Opportunity School, 1201 Parkway. All'mem- bers are asked to attend. Baytonian Hurt FRED LEE HERRINGTON, 21, a Texas A&M senior from Baytown, was treated and released Sunday at a Bryan hospital after being involved in a head-on collision pear Bryan in which one man was killed. Theater Workshop REGISTRATION FOR the junior theater workshop at the Baytown Little Theater will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. Creative dramatics and play production will be offered to boys and girls who have completed the fourth through the eighth grades. Classes are open to members of BLT and any interested persons may join the theater at this time. Family memberships are $5 per year. Pilot Club PILOT CLUB committee chairmen will present their work plan for the year at a dinner meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tower. Traffic Council BAYTOWN CITIZENS Traffic Safety Council will have a breakfast meeting at 7 a.m. Wednesday at Holiday Inn. - Gov. Daniel's Annual Fete 8,500 Crippled Children Attend Farty In Liberty AROUND JACK KRAFT breaks out of the barbecue line to greet friends, Wade and Harriet Glenn ... In a huddle in the back of the room at the Slallworth gathering were many of those Ganders from the 1950s such as Norman Adams, Herbie Gray, L. A. Bergeron, Dr. Joe Ed McLemore, Bobby Collins. Gerald Wayne Orton comes in from Pasadena ... Cotton Hill is another ex-Gander living in Pasadena now . . . Brothers-in- law James Carnes and Dr James Walmsley seen at the barbecue table . . . TilLman O'Brien furnishes some signs for the skits. . .Claud Hill shows he can still p'-sy the "gee-Lar" good as ever. Christine McLemore busy with name Lags and ticket-taking . . Peggy Power introduces her family to friends at the Gander party . . . Bud Reilly, former Baytonian, comes in from Houston . . . Alvin Derryberry performs in a skit . . . Ceci Sutphin is an "Oscar nominee' for his portrayal of Coach Stallworth . . . Gerald and I^aJuan Hanson among early arrivals at the dinner. No Senrice Charge At... Ptopkts State Bank Mwntw F.D.I.C. U.S. And Saigon Harmony Brightens After Cutbacks HANDS ACROSS THE BORDER PRESIDENT NIXON and Nguyen Van Thieu, >residcnl of South Vietnam, shake hands after K>th men had made statements to the press Sunday following a five-hour talk on Midway Island. Greater harmony is seen between Washington and Saigon with the announcement, that some 25,000 American troops are to be withdrawn from the Vietnam war. (UPI Telephoto) By RON LENNARD LIBERTY (Sp) — Approximately 8,500 crippled children were hosted by Gov. Bill Daniel Saturday, marking the 15th Annual Crippled Children's nch Party at the historic liberty County Plantation Ranch. State Atty. Gen. Crawford Vlartin welcomed the youngsters who came to the sprawling ranch n busses from over Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. The five-hour program saw many singing stars and television names entertaining he children. Sid Lasher, Channel 11 weathercaster, was master of ceremonies with Paul Boesch, Houston wrestling promoter, assisting him. The Huntsville Prison Band played all day for the children. Texas Jaycees served as escorts and included Baytown members as well as those from Anahuac, Dayton and Liberty chapters. The children enjoyed stagecoach, fire truck, surrey, horseback and hay rides around the ranch. Gov. Daniel's famous "White Charger Jr." was decked out in a £5,000 gold and silver saddle and 'stood calmly as over 2,000 children took turns sitting in the saddle. - - Aussie Skipper Mum - - CommunicatioiiAiigle Studied In Ship Wreck SUBIC BAY, Philippines (AP) — Australian Adm. G.J.B. Crabb refused to say today whether there had been any communications difficulties between the Australian aircraft carrier Melbourne and the U.S. destroyer Frank E. Evans before the carrier sliced the destroyer in two. Crabb was asked by a joint U.S.-Australian board investigating the collision whether communication troubles had arisen on June 3. He said he preferred not to answer the question. The two ships collided early that morning during maneuvers of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization off the coast of South Vietnam. Crabb, commander of the Australian fleet, was aboard the carrier commanding the ask force that included the Melbourne and the Evans. Navigation Sought Aid Area By Group In D. C. Improvements of Cedar Bayou for navigation purposes are being sought in Washington, D C., this week by a delegation from the Liberty-Chambers Counties Navigation District. The delegation is being headed by Price Daniel, attorney for the navigation district and former Texas governor and senator Dave Moore, manager of the Baytown Chamber of Com rnerce, is accompanying th< group. The navigation district representatives are scheduled to testify before the House o Representatives public works subcommittee at 2 p.m. Wed nesday. Moore is scheduled to appear before both committees. F*EE CHECKS First Notional Bank OPEN SATUKDAVS B:M TO «:3» M«mlw FDIC Seventy-four of the Evans' crew members were killed. There were no casualties aboard the carrier. Crabb told the board he was awakened three minutes before the collision and told the destroyer and the carrier were on "a collision course." By the time he reached the bridge, he said, the nose of the Evans was directly in front of the Melbourne less than 40 feet away and "moving right to left in my vision." Within seconds the Melbourne plowed through the Evans. It was a "ghastly sight," Crabb said. "I could see the Evans clearly, vividly. I didn't see any men on the deck of the Evans. That surprised me." Crabb told the board it was standard procedure in the Australian navy for escort destroyers to turn away from a carrier when changing direction, "It is a basic rule," he said. "I have told my officers I would sack any man who turned in." Earlier, the admiral revealed that the Melbourne narrowly missed ramming another ship three days before she and the Evans collided. He told the board that "anoth- (See SKIPPER, Page 2) Former Texas Gov. Price Daniel was also present for the festivities and mingled with the children, helping them to be a part of it all. Roy Rogers sent his popular western band to help entertain the crowd. Bishop John J. Morkovsky of the Galveston-Houston Catholic Diocese gave the noon invocation. The barbecue dinner was served from old chuck wagons and over 8,000 pounds of Plantation Ranch beef with all the trimmings was dished out to the hungry children. In addition, about 45,000 soda pops, pop-corn, peanuts, 20,000 popsicles, ice cream, barrels of candy, balloons, hats and other gifts were handed out. Houston Oilers, Walt Suggs, Hole Granger, Olen Underwood, Pat Holmes and other team members went to the Plantation Ranch and "scrimmaged" for the children. U.S. Air Force Delta Dagger F-102 jets screamed over in close formation and touched off afterburners, disappearing into the skies with children craning their necks attempting to follow their flight patterns. Later in the day paratroopers drifted from (See PARTY, Page 2} Our World Today FROM AT WIRES + A tropical depression — the first of the 1969 hurricane season — blows across the Florida Straits today after drenching western Cuba with more than three inches of rain. The National Hurricane Center in Miami call it "just a typical June depression with gusty winds and lots of rain." + Pentagon sources say identification of American units to be withdrawn from Vietnam may not come for several days, and the troops probably will be held in reserve at Hawaii or Okinawa rather than returned home. + Former baseball star Jackie Robinson urges Congress not to appropriate funds for President Nixon's proposed Safeguard antimissile system. + Striking United Auto Workers in Hurst picket the Bell Helicopter Co., a major supplier of copters for Vietnam, after they shout down a tentative contract negotiated by union leaders and management. + Observation of a series of Soviet missile tests in the Pacific leaves Pentagon experts uncertain whether the Russians now have multiple warheads which can be steered to separate targets. + The quality of Senate membership is "in imminent danger of sharp erosion," says Sen. George C. McGoveru in announcing a selective fund drive for Democratic liberals facing stiff campaigns in the 1970 elections. + Violence of the Texas weekend claims 27 lives, 11 of them fatalities from traffic accidents. Six persons are shot tu death, and five drown. + Enemy attacks in South Vietnam drop off sharply after four days of hard fighting. Burger Confirmation Is Expected In Senate Today DOT ANi> ABE ROSENZWEIG Calling II Quits After Nearly M Years of Merchaadistng Weingarten Breaks Ground For Second Baytown Store Ground was broken Monday morning for a second Weingarten supermarket in Baytown which will be built adjacent to the Baytown Gibson's store, 1800 N. Alexander Drive. The building will be built and owned by Gibson's Products Co., Inc., of Baytown, and leased to Weingarten, Gibson's General Manager Carl McAfee said. McAfee said Gibson's and Weingarten's will use a common parking lot. The new facility, which will be adjacent to the north side of Gibson's occupies 45,000 square feet. McAfee said his company has plans to negotiate for further expansion of the shopping center. Gibson's occupies 45,000 square feet, McAfee said his company has plans to negotiate for further expansion of the shopping center for an additional 30,000 square feet. Fort Howard, president of Baytown Gibson's, and Stanford Alexander, executive vice president in charge of development for Weingarten's, turned the first spades of dirt. Mayor Glen Walker was also to be on hand in addition to a delegation from the Baytown Chamber of Commerce. Alexander said the new building will be contemporary in design with columns in front. It will be a masonry building. He said it will carry all the depart- ments the present Bayiown Weingarten's store has. Alexander said the present Weingarten's at Albert Thomas Circle will continue in operation, and the new store will represent the second store in Baytown for Weingarten's. "We feel our new Alexander Drive store will be more convenient to people of that neighborhood, and we will build in the most modern facilities we know how," Alexander said. Alexander added "Baytown has always been good to Weingarten's and as the town grows, and it is, we want to grow with it. We feel there is a need for (See STORE, Page 2) WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate may usher in a new judicial era with confirmation today of Warren E. Burger as chief justice of the United States. Senate leaders seeking to wrap up work on the confirmation, after a false start last week, had all the technicalities taken care of for a planned vote this afternoon change in high on the first court administration—and possibly its judicial trend—in 16 years. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, acting Democratic leader, asked for a roll call vote although he said he has heard of no opposition. No one La the Senate had expressed any criticism of Burger who was promoted from the District of Columbia appeals court to succeed Chief Justice Earl Warren. President Nixon announced the selection 19 days ago. Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen attempted to speed the confirmation' last Huge Crowd On Hand For Opening Of Jelero HOUSTON (AP) — Houston- ians are proud of their new |110 million ultra-modern airport. Some 150,000 to 200,000 persons visited the Houston Intercontinental Airport Sunday on its first official day of operation. Thousands of cars were bumper to bumper on the airport boulevards carrying Houston- ians who wantefi to see the new facilities. By mid-afternoon some 3,000 parking places were full and officials had to steer the visitors away from the employes' parking lot. The previous this same Sunday about amount of visitors took a look at the airport at dedication ceremonies. The biggest problem occurred on the electric trains that connect the two terminals. Some of the travelers who had to transfer from one terminal to another missed their connections because the trains were loo full of visitors. Finally, the trains were stopped. The trainmen were forced to allow ride. only air travelers to Airport limousines and taxies were blocked by stallea cars at times. Some city buses did not run. City Councilman Frank Mann said he received many calls rom persons who had got stuck n heavy traffic. "We're going to have to get more men out there on Sunday," he said. "I'm glad ail the people are getting to see it.' The airport opened officially shortly after midnight Sunday- more than two years behind schedule. A Texas International Airlines plane touched down at that time which was the signal 'or commercial airlines serving Houston to switch operation Tom W. P. Hobby Airport 30 miles away. Houston Intercontinental Airport is about 20 miles north oi he Houston downtown area and located on a 7,200-acre tract. The new airport, with the two terminals completed, has 40 gate positions compared to 19 at Hobby Airport. A third term- ,nal is to be in operation in r our years. An estimated four million persons are expected to arrive anc depart from the airport during the next year. Although the official opening of the airport had been announc- Rosenzweigs Look Back Over Years By WANDA ORTON Merchandise moves in the familiar routine of price 1 tags, packages and receipts at 214 W. Texas. For The Economy and Town and Country, however, this is no routine summer sale. After nearly a half-century of selling quality clothing and dry goods in Baytown, Mr. and Mrs. Abe Rosenzweig are closing shop. Relaxing in the business office of their store, Abe and Dorothy Rosenzweig reflect over the years, looking at old newspaper' clippings and photographs. Group pictures of their em- ployes in the past include many familiar faces, including Leonard Keller, Lawrence Bourge, Mrs. Lacy Lusk and their longtime employe Adolph Hernandez. Adolph has been with the Rosenzweigs for 40 years. "Did you know Fred Hartman sold his first ad to me?" Ab« asked. And he found several old newspaper ad receipts, showing the signature of The Baytown Sun publisher back in the early 1930's. The Economy literally grew up with Baytown, spring to life in Baytown's boomtown era and expanding in almost lockstep precision. "Before I could even vote I opened up my store," Abe says. recalling he came here from Richmond in March, 1927, His first store was in the second block of Harbor where he rented a 12 by 30 foot building from C. (Dutch) Ptacek. His next store was in a building next door to the Baytown Drug Store. His last store in what they call "old Baytown" was on the corner of Market and Harbon In the meantime the young merchant gained a bride, the former Dorothy Gross of Lake Charles, La. They were wed in March, 1931, in Houston. She joined him in the store business and has worked with him ever since, specializing in women's fashions. Mrs. Rosenzweig remembers their first home in Baytown. "We moved into a brand new duplex at the corner of Illinois and Huggins. I believe the house is still there." Baytown was no "quiet village" back in the old days, as any longtime resident can verify. "I r^uld write a book about some of our experiences," Mrs. Rosenzweig laughs. One of the funniest memories dates back to the Prohibition era when the Texas Rangers raided a hotel where alcoholic beverage was being brewed nearly every Saturday night. When warned the Rangers were coming, the (See ROSENZWK1GS, Fife 2) ed almost weeks by daily area for several newspapers, radio and television, some travelers arrived at Houston Intercontinental Airport Sunday only to find out their relatives were waiting for them at Hobby Airport. And worse, more than 300 persons showed up at Hobby Airport to catch their flight. Weather, Tides CLEAR TO PARTLY cloudy and continued warm through Tuesday. Temperature range expected Monday, mM-Mi to near M degrees. Sunday's high in Baytowo was 91 degree*. MORGAN'S POINT tides for Tuesday: Hlghi at 2:19 p.m. ••d 1I:S5 p.m.; lows at 1:13 a.m. and 2:19 p.m. Thursday, but this was called off because printed copies of Burger's testimony before the Judiciary Committee were not ready. The reports were available today. Although his appointment was cheered loudly by conservative Republicans and Democrats as portending a new trend on the high court, Burger has said he will not be a captive of either conservatives or liberals. His credo, as he puts it, is that every case has to stand on individual merits. He says he regards his opinions during the 13 years on the circuit court as far more liberal than the conservatives like to think they are. On the other hand, Burger has asserted his dedication to a much stricter interpretation of the Constitution than the Warren Court followed in some cases. Burger pleased nearly all Judiciary Committee members by saying the Supreme Court has no power to legislate or to amend the Constitution- charges critics have voiced against Warren's direction of the court. Thieu Says Decision Satisfying MIDWAY ISLAND (AP) — President Nixon's first move to pare down the U.S. troop commitment In Vietnam—by 25,000 men as a start—was followed Sunday niqht by a strong affirmation of Washington-Saigon solidarity. The harmony declaration came from President Nguyen Van Thieu in off-the-cuff remarks to newsmen following his summit meeting with Nixon on tiny, mid-Pacific Midway Island. Referring to advance speculation that there might be serious differences between the United States and the Saigon government over ways and means to promote the search for peace, Thieu said with emphasis: "This is not true ... We have a very close understanding on that." Following five hours of talks, most of them with only one key adviser sitting beside each chief executive, Nixon returned to Honolulu for an overnight stay and Thieu flew back to Saigon. Thieu expressed satisfaction with Nixon's decision to withdraw 25,000 American troops from his country, with all indications pointing to further withdrawals. He called it "good news for the American people" and declared: "We will do our best from now on to alleviate the burden of the American people." It seemed evident the American delegation at Midway hoped the move would help defuse homefront criticism of NLxon's. Vietnam policy. But Sen. Eugene McCarthy, D-Minn., said he didn't "see that this is any significant indication of any program to try and resolve or end the war." And Sen. George S. McGovern, D-S.D., commented: "I can't see where this represents any significant shift of American policy ... I think we ought to begin taking them all out, and the faster the better, as far as I am concerned." In his announcement, Nixon said: "President Thieu informed (See HARMONY, Page 2) Bronze Star Awarded Baytonian For Valor S.Sgt. James A.-Wilson, Jr., 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Wilson of Rt. 1, Box 197, has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device, denoting valor for action in Vietnam. Sgt. Wilson is assigned to Co. B, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry, 196th Infantry Brigade. The medal was awarded for heroism in connection with ground operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. The citation read: "Sergeant Wilson distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 23 November 1968, while serving with Company B, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry, On that date, the third platoon was on a combat sweep of an area near Nohn Trach when it engaged a large force of North Vietnamese Army regulars. "Sergeant Wilson, seeing that the heaviest concentration of fire came from a well-fortified bunker, moved forward to assault the enemy position. He maneuvered to within hand grenade range of the enemy bunker and destroyed the position with several well-placed grenades. "Later that day, Sergeant Wiison, who was providing cover during an attempt to extract a fallen comrade, spotted an enemy soldier in a nearby bunker. "He immediately engaged the insurgent with his automatic weapon, and killed him. His timely and courageous actions were responsible for saving the lives of several of his comrades, and resulted in the destruction of the enemy force. Sergeant Wilson's personal heroism, professional competence, and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the miliiary service and reflect great credit upon himself, the American Division, and the United States Army." Wilson is a graduate of Robert E. Lee and was drafted in November of 1967. He has since been promoted and is serving in Vietnam as a platoon sergeant. S.SGT. JAMES A. WILSON JR.

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