The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on March 1, 1966 · Page 1
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SOL. OR MBS. WDLSE WOLF to the Bnuuoa TheMer. Tbic coupon. Good Throujrb March 8 for two ticket* wbea presented •t tfee Bruawui box office. The movie BOW showing IB "THE HALLELUJAH TRAIL* aptoton YOUR HOME NEWSPAPER Serving BAY-TEX—The Golden Circle of Southeast Texas VOL 43. NO. BAYTOWN. TEXAS. 77521 Tuesday. March I. 1966 TELEPHONE NUMBER: 582-8302 T»n Cent* P«r Copy HOUSE VOTES TODAY ON VIET MONEY BILL Sun Spots Earth Science JUNIOR HIGH earth scienc* winners in the Baytown Science Fair were first place. "Tides,' by Rheta Newman, daughter o Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Newman 108 Maple, Highlands; seconc place, "Weather Forecasting.' by Debbie Massey, daughter o: Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Massey 131 Ridgeway; third place, "Radiocarbon Dating." by Pamelc May. daughter of Mr. and Mrs E. W. May, 710 N. Main. Highlands. independence Day PRECINCT 3 justice of the peace and constable offices in Baytown will be closed Wednesday in observance of Texas Independence Day. Brother Dies JUDGE AND Mrs. Barney Ward left Tuesday morning for Beeville to attend funeral services for Mrs. Ward's brother. Dennis Linney. iC Loen Fund . LEE COLLEGE Loan Fund Board of Directors at their annual meeting unanimously voted the board's support ef the Lee College bond which will come before voters on March 5. In addition the group agreed to set up a telephone chain to ask friends to vote for the bonds. Articles Stolen MRS. SUE BRITTON, 109 Dyer, reported to police Monday that a renter who owed her two days' rent left and took several articles worth a total of 531.45. Missing from the apartment were a mahogany colored table, magazine rack, light bulbs, wool gray throw rug, white quilted, ice trays and two Yale lock keys. Patrolman M. J. Gill investigated. Theft In Mailbox MRS. HOWARD Hooper, 204 Grantham, told police Monday that a white envelope containing $6 was stolen from her maii- Womon's Club WOMAN'S CLUB will meet at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the home of Mrs. R. T. Barbour, 404 N. Whiting, with Mrs. A. D. Anthony, co-hostess. Mrs. T. L. Satterwhite will give a book review. Horticulture Club HORTICULTURE Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mrs. M. A. Jones' home at 206 Bayshore Drive., Mrs. C. H. Bone will present a program on simple arranging for a horticulturist. Mrs. J. B. Kent is co- hostess. Grease Fire BAYTOWN FIREMEN extin - guished a grease fire at 6:41 p.m. Monday at Sam's Grill. Pruett and Williams. The fire damaged the vent around the stove and part of the roof. Fire Chief Art Lintelman said. Trinity Episcopal FIRST OF THE Lenten suppers at Trinity Episcopal Church is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Members of the Vestry will serve the dinner. B. E. Wilson will read Litany and the Rev. P. Walter Henckell, rector, will direct the Prayer Book study. A nursery will be provided. EUGENE CERNAN Trained for Flight THOMAS STAFFORD Gemini 9 Backup Asfronauf Cernan— G-9 Pilot Husband Of Ex Baytown Girl Baytown space fans will have more than a passing interest in the upcoming Gemini 9 mission. Maj. Eugene Cernan, husband of former Baytonian Barbara Jean Atchley, and Lt. Col. Tom Stafford wiU fly the Gemini 9 Position 2 Candidate-Robert Wahrmund In School Board Race Robert C. Wahrmund. a Bay- ( assignment to the East Coast town resident IT years and an engineering supervisor in the Technical Division at Humble and Europe. This period away from Baytown-benefitted me in several ways. mission to replace Astronauts Ordinance For Bayfown— Realtors Get A Look At Zoning Proposal By BEE LAXDRUM The proposed Baytown zoning ordinance will be fully explained and discussed before final action is taken on it. members of the Bay Area Board of Realtors were told Monday. A brief explanation of the city! zoning proposal was presented' d u r i n g a meeting of the Realtors' board at the Tower. Then questions about the proposed ordinance were answered by members of the City Planning Commission and City Manager Fritz Lanham. Program chairman for the meeting, at which there was an unusually large turnout of Realtors, was C. M. (Sparky) Bond. Bond explained at the beginning of the program that the session with the planning commission members was not to debate the ordinance but "to get the facts." Zoning proposals are both controversial and political, Bond "There will be time later forj Both Bond and Kale pointed adverse opinions," he said. out that the realtors are mem- Larry Hale, chairman of the bers of a group most directly planning commission agreed ] concerned with zoning. with Bond that zoning is controversial, but he expressed hope that it would not become a politi- EUiott See Jr. and Charles A. said( but he emphasized that the Bassett H, who were killed in a bo ard of realty members were plane crash Monday. Ceman's wife is a 1956 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School and once was employed as a clerk after school at the S. H. Kress Store on Texas Avenue. She has many friends in this area. The Cernans met when he was a Navy jet flyer and she was an airline stewardess. The story goes, Cernan saw her in an airport lobby and told his friends, "That's the girl I'm going to marry." After a whirlwind courtship, they married and lived for a few years in California. When Ceman was chosen an Monday. express opinions on cal issue in Baytown March Comes In Like A Lamb Hale said the goal of zoning is "to build a better Baytown." He read the caption of the 66- March eaine to Tuesday "like a lamb'' —and If tlie old adage holds tnie, it will go out "like a lion." The temperature under clear skies at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday was 52 degrees. An overnight low of 48 was recorded in the Baytown area after a sum - mery high of 69 Monday. It might not hurt anything to paraphrase a saying; ~**H March Is here, can spring: be far behind?" But don't put on your short - sleevtO shirt yet. March can be a fickle month. page proposed ordinance, which he said is mostly definitions. A map showing the suggested zoning districts was displayed at the meeting. The proposed ordinance provides only for three districts— Baytown residential, commercial and industrial. Hale pointed out that a "grandfather clause'' in the proposed ordinance will enable businesses to continue operating in residential zones. .The ordinance, if enacted, will be administered by the city building inspector, he explained. Hale said a five - man appeals board would be appointed by the city council to rule on specific questions about administration of the ordinance. He added that property own(See REALTORS. Page 12) starts Thursday-Registration To Begin Under New Vote Law Free voter registration will begin Thursday in Harris County under the new registration law. Defee Street and in Pasadena.; completed and mailed to the Smith said there probably will county tax office. These forms be other places in the Baytown j are scheduled to be published area where citizens may register, but the details had not been Dil and Refining Co.'s Baytown "First, it gave me a chance astronaut, they moved to Texas. I But there still are some un- flefinery, Tuesday became the! to evaluate three other school i Their home is at Nassau Bay. {answered questions about who worked out Tueseday morning. first candidate to announce for!systems, some of which I con-| M aj- and Mrs. Ceman havej mav b e eligible to register. ' rt "'~ ~ lc ~ "' !n '" * w school trustee in the Saturday, April 2, election. sider superior in some ways to i a young daughter, Theresa Dawn the Baytown schools. Seco'ndly.j (Tracy.) Wahrmund. who said he is not'being away kept m e from be- Mrs. Cernan is active i box. Patrolman A. R. Liles in-.running on a ticket, is seeking!coming deeply involved in thejmumty affairs and recently was vestigated. Joycee Meeting BAYTOWN JAYCEES will meet st 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the • re-election. Position 2 on th e board, now!Gentry ouster attempt which held by Knox T. Beavers, board! permits m e to have a more ob- president, who has not publicly; jective outlook toward our cur- announced whether he will seek!rent administrative problems, Chamber of Commerce building to make final plans for the election scheduled March 8. Candidates for president are Mike The other position to be filled and decisions. "I was born in Fredericks - president. Ron Parish; for treasurer, John Manthey. Nominations will be taken from the floor Tuesday night. * * * Weather INCREASING cloudiness and cooler Tuesday night and Wednesday. Temperature range expected. 41-57 decrees. in the April election — Position bur S, Tex., and completed my 1 — is held by Ben Shirey of ! P ublic school education in Corn- Highlands. He has made no pub-! fort .. Tex - After finishing one year of college for which I earned all of my expenses by working on the school dairy farm, I : announcement of his intention to run for re - election. The filing deadline for school trustee candidates is midnight i becam e a Naval Aviation Ca- Wednesday. The school admin- f et m 1342 - My ^^ anci one - istration building will close at- haU years of wb^ry service 5 p.m. Candidates are expected j were spent most3v as a JIarine to draw for position on the bal-!5 rp ! f 'S h _ t , er P, Uot flvin in ~ lot Thursday. The time for a meeting will be announced. Here is Wahrmund's statement structor. My education was then an area chairman for the TB Christmas Sea! Drive Persons who could have paid the poll tax before Jan. 31. but did not. may register durin; There also will be two other methods of registering: Persons may call the tax office in county courthouse in i 000 for 1963. within a few#days. Smith reported that approximately 375,000 persons in Harris County either paid their 1965 poll tax or obtained exemptions. That figure compares with 461,- v*«« iluv, iiiujr A v.g.ij ttl l^UL 111^, [ _ T j 1 March 3-17 said Carl Smith j Houston and request that an ap-| The tax assessor - collector county ta assessor-collector. 'jpKcation form for registering be)said 100.000 registration forms . | mailed. The courthouse number Our World Today FBOM AP WIRES • Hundreds of Communists reported killed by ground and air attacks as U.S. Marines and government troops battle the GI Bill at the University of °" Co**'* the of candidacy: .Texas where I received a Bache"I consider the question of' lor of Scien ce degree in mechani- Supt. George H. Gentry's reten-j cal engineering in 1348. tion or dismissal from office to " l nave served as a member be a closed issue. The main of ***& Tax Equalization Board of problems confronting our schools i former Water District No. 8 in the next decade are those as-! ( "°osteri and have been very |sociated with the tremendous j lntere sted in our community and growth expected for Baytown. \ scho01 problems for many years. "To say that w e have "excel- j l am currently teaching an adult , lent schools and then rest on our I Sund ay school class as a mem- i laurels will not get the job done.! ber of Westminster Presbyterian We simply can no longer afford Church, and I have attended • Boris Karioff. star of numerous horror films, was reported in good condition following minor surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. He is 78. • James C. Cross Jr set- VYt" V"" e , -r "=>?"«•,and absolute honesty on the part iaupon unv e with my wife, ties into prison routine today Houston livestock Show; of both your board and your a<l- Cathy, and our four children." at Huntsvtlle and Rodeo. Mrs. Fuselier, a j ministration. I pledge myself toi Channelview- resident, i s the work diligently toward these' former Elaine Coker of Bay- goals to achieve better educa- town . . . More Science F a i r tion for our children. Ij| ]to waste our energy and time in f 11051 of ^^ school board meet- personality disputes. The chal-j in S s since my return from lenge ahead will call for great-| France - JMKb. MABEL Coker and her er planning, maximum effort.! "I Uve in Lakewood at 201 daughter, Mrs. Gene Fuselier and absolute honesty on the part Yaupon Driv e with my wife. North Vietnamese frontier. • K»-ame NJcrcmah, deposed president of Ghana, talks with Soviet leaders in Moscow. Military leaders who overthrew him say he will be pat on trial if he returns home. This does not include persons m A' , f „„ over 60 years of age who were * Caplta! 8 - S3U eligible to obtain exemption certificates but did not. Smith said the secretary of state has advised that persons who could have obtained exemption certificates are not eligible to register. However, the tax assessor collector added that he plans to ask the attorney general for an opinion on this matter. Or application forms may Passage For $4.8 Billion Request Seen WASHINGTON (AP) — The House votes today on President Johnson's $4.8-billion Viet Nam money bill, with Speaker John \V_ McCormack. D-Mass., predicting approval. Final action on the authorization measure in the Senate will come by the end of the week, says Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana, and he adds that he looks for passage Jy a wide margin. Mansfield and McCormack issued their predictions after a White House meeting with Johnson late Monday. The Montana senator said: "Our soldiers in Viet Nam are turning in one of the greatest performances in our nation's history, and we are not going to let them. down. 'We hope to bring the military defense supplement authorization to a vote this week," Mansfield said, "and I anticipate we will pass it by a very wide margin." McCormack said once the ELDON BERRY Eldon Berry Is President Of Chamber Eldon Berry, life - Jong Bay- tonian and active civic leader, is the new president of the Baytown Chamber of Commerce. He succeeds Baytown banker Perrv- W. Britton. Berry, an insurance man, was Hous « Appropriations Commit- elected by the chamber board i tee wm act rapidly on the actual money fcassed. authorization bill is he is confident the are being printed. He pointed out that no one has much idea I as to how many persons in the be clipped from newspapers, I county will want to register. Soviet Craft Makes First Landing On Planet Venus MOSCOW (AP) — The Soviet tion, because Tass said regular of directors at the annual meeting Monday. Other officers elected were Bruce Ramsey, an attorney with Reid, Strickland, Gillette and Ramsey, first vice president; G. E. (Ed) Vaught, manager of Buck Turner Chevrolet, second vice president; \V_ C. Britt, district manager of Texas Eastern, secretary': and M. Cecil Bobbitt. of Bobbitt and Co. CPA's, treasurer. J Dave Sherron, manager of Beall Bros., was appointed to a one - year term on the board. Ramsey was second vice president this past year. First vice president was Ike Hall, who resigned when he moved from Baytown. Other outgoing officers are Homer Wilson, secretary, and Vaught. treasurer. The names of 10 new chamber directors were announced Satur- Th« ers, Dr. Donald L. Brunson, Theo vVilburn, E. C. (Jack) Kimmons, Fred Hartman, James Davis, Charles McKay, Gene Giliis. Berry and Ramsey. Berry, who has copped many insurance awards as an agent for American General Life Insurance Co., attended Baytown schools. appropriation bills for military and economic purposes in Viet Senate passage of the bill seemed assured after a cluster of vocal opponents had decided the measure was "not a proper vehicle" for battling the administration's Southeast Asian polities. The 17 senators who for 14 days had talked the bill to a standstill on the Senate floor met twice Monday and then announced they would not offer a controversial amendment to Another question on which ! Union todav landed a satellite j radio communication had been He graduated from Robert E. -;n- :_ __i.: T !„:_/ *_' !rm v*»nns th» «T-« rr^r^^o,^ maintained. JLee High School in 1941 then at- However, Tass disclosed thatj tended ^e College and worked another Soviet probe, Venus 2,l at Humble Oil & Refining Co.'s passed the planet Sunday and | Baytown Refinery until he went Smith i s asking an opinion from \ °" Venus, the first man-made the attorney general, is whether [Object to reach that cloud- persons registered under the I wreathed planet, Tass an- new law will be eligible to votojnounced. in the March 26 special election | The satellite was Venus 3, to fill the vacancy left by death of U.S. Rep. Albert Thomas. Smith said St is his understanding that only persons who paid their po!l tax or obtained exemption certificates would be eligible to vote March 26. However, this xnewpoint was questioned on Monday by State Rep. Bob Eckhardt. Rep. Eckhardt is a Democratic candidate for election to the new Eighth Congressional District office. Mrs. Albert Thomas and Louis Leman of Crosby are the only candidates in the May 26 special election. Baytown area residents may begin registering Thursday at 'the county tax offices on West launched last Nov. 16. The offi- presumably it will provide much scientific information. cial news agency said' it carried Tass said Venu s 2 passed only to the planet's surface a pennant "- 900 ™ ies the planet. into the Navy as a seaman 2nd class. He was discharged in 1945 with rank of captain after flying over 100 missions as a o e panets surace a pennant - u - 1 Marine fiehter with the coat of arms ol the So- VenUS 2 WaS Iaunched Nov - 12,j- V1 ^ rlne llgmer viet Union. There was no immediate! and it presumably is continuing.' on an orbit around the sun. claim that Venus 3 made a con-L-^ enc f' s Ma «°er 2 passed trolled landing, indicating that!? 1 '"!™ 1165 from Venus on Dec it had crashed. The Soviet Un-j 14 ' , 1962 ' II radioed back inval ion made history's first soft! uable scientific data, including landing on the moon last month, i ' went into the automobile (See BERRY, Page 12) anti-escalation the measure, part of 512.3 billion for emergency military use sought by Johnson. But the opposition — accused of filibustering by administration supporters — made it clear that a backdown on the money bill would not still their criticism of Johnson's Viet Nam policies. Explained the group's spokesman. Sen. J. \V. Fulbright. chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee: "None of us wants to deprive th e armies in the field of anything they need. This argument keeps coming up, and none of us wishes (in) any way to be accused of obstructing the supply of our Iroops." The Arkansas Democrat told newsmen that he and his 16 associates were "deeply concerned about the trend of our involvement in South Viet Nam." Although they decided not to offer an amendment to the pending bill, Fulbright said, 'this doesn't mean this matter is over." «,,-»„ The first Tass announcement said Venus 3 fell silent before ' „ hitting the planet in the final . ias ^5^ n t fh~ fi^t i^i^n™ ;t ! venus of the flight, indicating it; was not sending signals from the pJanet. But before that it presumably had been sending back informa- Boyd Tells Plan To Quit As Superintendent At BH and 3 are being pn,| J^^^J"^'* * M "* ^™ S ' He ~ id that Venus' surface | is 800 degrees, too hot for hu-j 'man life. | I Tass said data sent back by! photos will be published in The Sun throughout the week in addition to Tuesday's photos. Ruby McKewen calls about a fudge pie recipe clipped from The Sun several years ago. She has misplaced it and would like to see some fudge pie recipes printed again. She also has a divinity pie recipe to share. Fred B u c k e 1 s just has to squeeze a roll of paper . , .Susan Hodges delights Sun office staff with her collage . . . Bess Moon helps with the news . . . Betty Carr does some heavy studying. Mrs. John B. Wheeler plans publicity for the annual Beau- ceant steak fry set for April 2 . . . Mary Lou Traxler delivers a story early in the morning .. . Priscilla Drake off house hunting in the cold north. PERSONAL MONEY ORDERS CITIZENS NATIONAL M««ib«r F.O.I.C. "I have been a resident of Baytown for over 17 years. Currently, my position with the Humble Refinery is that of engineering supervisor in the Technical Division. I returned last November from a three - year WAHRJWJfD Hospital 'Bell 7 Tolls Happiness By MARTHA HEMPHBUL Sun Woman's Editor When wedding bells chime, friends and even strangers want to add a bit of cheer — and Monday night many strangers contributed to the joyous occasion in the chapel of Gulf Coast Hospital. A father's desire to give his daughter away at her wedding led to the unusual arrangement. ter. Linda Gail and Melvin Eugene Roark, Monday night in a wheelchair. (See Photo, Page 12) Roark's impending induction into military service prompted the wedding date to b e moved from April to Feb. 28. The couple had planned to marry this weekend, but when the bride found out her father could not Roger E. Dunlap, 1609 Miriam, be at th e ceremony, she de- who underwent surgery Tues- cided to have the wedding in day .-noming. was able to at- his hospital room, tend the wedding of his daugh-| Harry Miller, administrator of the hospital, suggested the couple use the chapel. Nurses planned a reception and gathered flowers from other patients' rooms to decorate the lobby. They also arranged for a wedding cake. A visitor in another room heard or the and went to her own floral shop for two baskets of flowers to use in the chapel. Tina Dunlap, the bride's sister, and Paul Dunlap, the bride's brother, served as honor attendants. The Rev. Ronnie Skaggs, pas- tor of Mont Belvieu Baptist Church, conducted the ceremony. The bride chose a pink silk sheath and white lace coat for her wedding and carried a bouquet of white carnations, Mr. and Mrs. Mslvin Eugene Roark, the groom's parents, formerly of Baytown, who now live in Houston, and their seven children, attended the ceremony. "Everyone has been so nice to us," Mrs. Dunlap, the bride's mother said early Tuesday i morning, as she waited for her husband to return from surgery. Peoples State Bank M*mb«r F.D.I.C. Friend of the People Story Hour A STORY HOUR will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday for preschool children at Sterling Municipal Library. Children under the age of four must be accompanied by a parent HARRIS COUNTY FEDERAL Sarin«B and LOM A*UL Assets Over $36,000,000.00 Endorse Bonds HIGHLANDS ROTARY Club and Baytown Retail Lumbermen's Association have both endorsed the Lee College bond proposals which will come before voters, Saturday, March, 5. cessed and studied. i the Barbers Hill schools, will Venus'distance from the earth;leave the school system at the ranges from 25 million to 161 [end of the current vear million miles. j 3^ asked {he Barbers Hill The first Soviet Venu s probe, I School Board during a special Venus 1, passed within 62,000 j meeting to not consider renew- miles of the planet in 1961. But ing his contract beyond July 1. its radio died shortly after Reason given for this request launching and it failed to provide was that, "with the long-range jbuilding program and ptens for CUU me f ln S" * PP ™ ved a r he plans to continue working in school administration. Applications for the position of superintendent will be received by the board of trustees, which also will consider personnel within the school system to replace Boyd. In other action during the spe- school board data Today's landing on Venus was the ftrture/ r he"ielt"th"at7rwouldit??™^.*^?™!?!!^ 011 .^ another space spectacular, coming on the heels of the successful touchdown on the moon Feb. 3. The moon satellite sent back pictures of th e lunar surface describing details never before seen by man. Throughout the flight, regular radio communication was maintained with the probe and scientific information was received," Tass said. "During the approach of the probe to the planet, the communication period at the final stage did not take place." The rendezvous with Venus was achieved through a correction of the flight trajectory Dec. 26, Tass reported. SAVE IN THE ROUND OF TEXAS b e "for the best interest of the board, school and himself" thatj he not seek re-election. that both principals and the head coach and athletic director be given contracts for the "Boyd said he had enjoyed his 196 ^ 67 sclK>o1 y ear lationship with the present and J - w > Grimes, p relationship ' past board members and with the faculty, school employes. principal of the high school, has been in the school system two years. He was a counselor during 1964-65 and is serving his first year as j principal. J. O. Horn has been in the school system eight years, six of which he has served as elementary school principal. Lloyd A. Kelley, athletic director and head coach, has been head football coach 14 years. JHe began his duties as athletic i director with the 1960-61 school year. LARRY J. BOYD NEW BODY SHOP Used & New Cars 2401 Hwy. 146 THAD PELTON •INCC 1M4

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