The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on March 4, 1966 · Page 1
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fo//s Open At 7 AM., Close At 7 P.M.- Texas k 75805 $1.3 Million Lee College Bond Issue Goes To Voters Saturday " Lee College officials expressed optimism Friday for approval of the 51.3 million bond issue in Saturday's election. Voting on the bond issue is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 12 polling places in the junior college district. District taxpayers who have paid the 1965 poll tax. or obtained exemption certificates, are eligible to vote. Although a federal court has declared Texas' poll tax \mcon- stitutional, that ruling will not until polls that he owns taxable prop-jtioning and heating for all bufld- iings on the college campus. Es- erty in the district. The bonds, if approved, will timated cost, 5235,630. provide money for expansion of j • Purchase of land at some Lee College facilities and buy;location other than the present j campus. College officials ex- one'pect more than 5200,1300 of the land for a future campus. Although there is only w»». ^^\,*. t**wt%. «.«** ^—.— — — proposition on the ballot, the $1.3 $1.3 million to be available for million of bond money would be i this purpose, used for four purposes: • Construction of three technical-vocational buildings at an estimated cost of $982,513. • Construction of an academic building, estimated *- —* (Se« voting precinct list oa Page 2) _ The estimated costs of the buildings total nearly cost;of which $1,093,000 Would bond money. . available through thej Texas Education Agency to pay the remainder of the building costs. Lee College's growing enrollment has resulted in need for the planned facilities. The coDege now has an enrollment of approximately 2,000. This is expected to grow to nearly 3.500 by 1970. And college officials believe there will be need for a future campus within the next decade, paid The planned technical - vocational facilities are a two-story three buildings would total 56,-j 846 square feet With floor space totaling 40,811 square feet, the planned academic building would provide 20 classrooms, 3 administrative offices. 40 faculty offices. 1 secretarial office, a student union and bookroom and an additional cafeteria. College officials have cited a need for most of these planned facilities at the present time. Construction of the mechanical center would enable more economical heating and air condi- would be expected to result in a two-ceat increase in the jun-f ior college district's tax rate. The district's tax rate for 1965 is 17 cents per $100 valuation. A 20-cent limit on the tax rate previously was set by district taxpayers. The two-cent increase would amount to a tax raise of only 80 cents per year the owner of a $10,000 home. Property in the district is assessed on basis of 40 per cent of market value. Need for the planned facilities was studied several months by During recent weeks, a cit-! izens' group headed by Jim Harrop has been working to obtain approval of the bond issue. This group, known as "Citizens for Lee College Growth." has provided speakers on the bond program, held a public meeting to explain it, distributed hand bills and placed newspaper advertisements. Harrop reported Friday that he had heard no adverse comment about the proposed bond issue. "There appears pretty uniform agreement among the persons I've contacted that the bond is- sue is needed," he said. George Gentry, who serves as! president of Lee College in ad-; dition to his duties as superintendent of the public schools, reported that he has heard no open opposition to the bond program- Gentry expressed the opinion that a large turnout of voters Saturday would benefit the bond proposal because some persons consistently vote against issuing bonds. Sam Bramlett, president of the college board of regents, said Friday that he believes the bond issue will be approved. Bramlett added, however, that he does not expect a turnout of voters Saturday. A total of 26 absentee votes was cast before the deadline Tuesday. More than half of these were cast the final day, perhaps indicating a growing interest in the bond proposal during the last few days. Bramlett reported that he has been asked many questions about the bond program by interested citizens. "Approval of the bond issue will enable us to have a better college and a better community," he said. The Son Invite* MR. OR MOSS, O. W. KENNEDY 711 Denby to the Brnn*»n Theater. This coupon Good Through March 1» for two tickets when presented •t the Branson box office. The movie now showing is •THE HEBOES paptoton YOUR HOME NEWSPAPER Serving BAY-TEX—Tbe Golden Circle of Southeast T«a» VOL 43. NO. 166 BAYTOWN. TEXAS. 77521 Friday, March 4. 1966 TELEPHONE NUMBER: 582-8302 Ten C«nfi Par Copy TORNADOES RIP MISSISSIPPI, ALABAMA Carroll Reception MR. AND MRS. George B. Carroll will be honored with a reception celebrating their golden wedding anniversary from 2 tc 4 p.m. Sunday at Holiday Inn rather than in their home. Friends of the couple are invited . lr attend the reception through this announcement. Texas Exes DR. RICHARD J. Thomson is the new president of Baytown Texas Exes, the organization of University of Texas alumni Dan Willson is vice president ant Mrs. Louis DelHomme, secretary - treasurer. New directors are Robert Hull, Paul Parkinson, Curtis Cranberry. Main speaker at the annual banque Wednesday night was Dr. L. D Haskew, UT vice chancellor Master of ceremonies was State Rep. Cameron Hightower of Liberty. Weather And Tides FAIR AND COOLER through Saturday. Temperature range expected, 48-85 degree*. Gauges at the Sun's weather nnlt at 6 a-m. Friday showed a temperature of 50 degrees, with a high of Si and low of 50 during the preceding 24 boars. Rain measured a trace. GALVESTON TIDES Friday will be high at 4:05 p.m. and 9:12 p.m. Tides Saturday wiQ be high at 1 ajn., 4:36 p.m. and 8:36 p.m. and low »t 8:48 a.m. TOKYO (AP) —Landing ini og, a giant DCS jet of the Ca- adian Pacific Airline caught s wheels in the approach lights at Tokyo International Airport onight and smashed into a retaining wall- Police said at least 56 of the persons aboard were killed, from Hong Kong to A police tabulation showed | and South America, GEORGE LEKCH, a member of the committee on Public School Week, previews an Africa exhibit, one of the many special features parents will be shown when they visit David G. Burnet Elementary next week. The exhibit was made by Mrs. Dianne Knnz's fourth grade students and are being: explain- ed by Jerry Creel, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Creel of 409 Barnes, and Carolee Shanks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 3. D- Shanks of 200 Brownwood- Parents and other Interested school patrols are invited to visit an the elementary schools during March 7-UL. (Baytown Sun Photo by Clay Xolen) Public School Week- Schools Here Invite Parents In For Visit LAWRENCE SOURCE, who has been in the sick list since January, is up and about and feeling better . . . Dub Ward and Katie King may soon receive plaques for "long and faithful service" as weather prophets. Raymond Adams makes some long - range plans . . - Dave Moore's predictions prove true once agala . . . Bill Strickler inspects aii important advertisement . . I. Ben Shirey misses a ballot position drawing . . . Lavem FulHr tells about a new ; that can diagnose car ail- Second Crash In Month-60 Feared Dead In Tokyo Plane Disaster six others were missing presumed dead, leaving survivors. Jesse Zousmer, a vice president of the American Broadcasting Co., was among those apparently dead, along with his wife. The SB-million plane, bound Vancouver carried 62 Astronauts Attend See, Bassett Burial WASHINGTON" (AP)—Buglers sound taps on an Arlington Na- ional Cemetery hillside today in final salutes to astronauts Elliot M. See Jr. and Charles A. Bassett H. See, 38, a civilian, and Bassett, 34, 'an Air Force major, were killed Monday when then- jet plane crashed at St. Louis, tion and the widows and children of See and Bassett arrived Thursday night for the separate graveside services. Twelve astronauts wre to be pall bearers. The flag-draped casket of See, a former Navy pilot, was to be borne from the Ft. Myer Chapel at 10 a.m. EST to the grave and passengers and a crew of nine, ihe Canadian Pacific said after a series of conflicting reports about the number aboard. The four-engine plane ripped a 20-yard section from the breakwater wall at the edge of the runway and scattered flaming wreckage more than 1,000 yards down the runway. Seven survivors were pulled from the plane but one died after being rushed to a hospital, police said.- The six survivors included an American named Berdell, 38. Airport officials said 15 land ing lights in Tokyo Bay along the approach to the runway Mo. They had been training for i three-fourths of a mile away on • " • ,^-t ri!_i.i ^«v,«^ a caisson drawn by seven matched horses. A Navy band was to play as the processional moved through the cemetery. Four hours later, a hearse was to carry Bassett's flag- draped casket from the chapel in a similar processional led by e Air Force band- A Christian Science lay read•, Peter B. Vanderhold of Houston, Tex., was to conduct jtial rites for See, assisted by a avy chaplain. were broken and one wheel was found in the water. Reports at the scene said a' least 30 passengers were hurled into tile rear of the plane by the violent impact. Rescue workers had difficulty penetrating the main part of the fuselage to get at the bodies. It was the second major air their initial space flight, uled for May. Their bodies were flown here for burial, with full military honors, in graves 15 feet apart on a wooded hillside in the southeast corner of the cemetery — final resting place of many of the nation's honored dead. Seventeen astronauts, a group of officials of the National Aeronautics and Space Administra- crash at Internationa NORMAN McHXVANT U.S. Steel To Open Off ice In Baytown HOUSTON — (Sp) — United States Steel Corp. has completed arrangements to lease a downtown hadquarters building in Bayrown, it was announced Friday by Norman O. McElvany, manager, real estate, Baytown. By BOBBY SCTPHZN Baytown elementary schools will roll out the Ted carpet fori jarents and friends next week, I Monday through Friday, March 7-12, Is Baytown Public School Week. Parents and all other school patrons are invited to visit the classrooms at any time during the week. Throughout the district most classrooms will have registra- be "a very special welcome" to ! guests. Last year during Public School Week, William B. Travis Elementary had the most visitors per pupil of any school in the district. The carpets are ready at Travis again this year for parents and friends, if advance preparations are any Indication. The first four grades at Travis are issuing a special invitation to visitors for March 10, for tivities in the auditorium. This will be of special interest to first grade room visitors. An invitation is extended to tion books for guests. An work,l three hours of spe cial events. maps and other projects will be on display. Youngsters keep close tab on "how many visitors we had in our room so far this week." Some of the elementary schools contacted said the only special plans for the week will From 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. visitors xv ill go to individual rooms for observation. Children's work will be on display and teachers will be teaching reading, phonies and spelling at that time. The next hour will include a combined "sing-song," and other ac- visitors for lunch in the teria a.m. Tuesday between 10:30 and cafe- 11:30 will be a "special" day for fifth grades at Travis. Under the direction of Mrs. Z. V. Warren, students will present a folk dance exhibition from 9 to 10 a.m. The students will perform the dances they have learned in music class which are related to their social studies. Some of the dances included will be the Virginia Reel, traditional American square dance. La Jesusita and an Aus(See SCHOOLS, Page 2) Baytown Education Association Meet — NEA Staffer To Speak At REL Tuesday Dr. T. M. Stinnett of the Na-j Dr. Stinnett was appointed to]the National Commission on Education Association the NEA staff in 3343 as a sso-' Teacher Education and Profes- ments . . - L . v - v \f ar °P^ e ?r I /r, staff will be the guest speaker ciate secretary of the National sional Standards, the Salary Con to her favorite job oa tne aiam for ^ 2-3^^ Education Asso- Commission on Teacher Educa- i sultant and Teacher Welfare Stem. Ruby Gottlelb returns to her ciation meeting at 7:30 p.m. on . home after an accident, which, ert hospitalized her for several days and recuperation at her family's home in Houston . . . Mrs. Johnny Green compiles a lengthy list of square dance callers . . Rae DeLaane checks up on a recipe . . . Edith Peacock returns to her job after a seige of illness . . „ Lawrnce Shelton tells Virginia Wert about several Bay- tonians in Germany . . . O. B. Lee doesn't get information in time to have it typed. _ Tuesday, March 8, in the Rob- Le e High School auditor- QUARTERLY SAVINGS DIVIDEND PAID MARCH I. i%6 CITIZENS NATIONAL Mwnbw F.D.I.C. tion and Professional Standards. In 1S51 he became the executive secretary of this commission. In December, 1959 he was appointed assistant executive secretary for Professional Development and Welfare of the National Education Association. For almost two years, he served in these two posts. He retained the latter position. As one of sLx NEA assistant executive secretaries, Dr. Stinnett provides administrative leadership for the NEA's Department of Classroom Teachers, 0B. T. M. BTDJWETT Peoples State Bank Mimtwr F.D.I.C, Friend of the People Consultant Service and the Com mittees Credi on Citizenship, Unions, and Ethics. A native of Arkansas, Dr. Stin nett served as high school teach er, principal, and superintenden ol schools in Arkansas; as as sistant state commissioner of ed ucation and director of teacher education and certification with the Arkansas "State Departmen of Education; as Executive Sec retary of the Arkansas Educa tion Association, and as execu tive assistant to the president o the University of Arkansas. A graduate of Henderson Brown College, Arkadelphia Ark., and the University of Ark ansas, Fayetteville, Dr. SOn nett received his doctorate from the University of Texas. (See SPEAKER, Page 2) Candidates For LC Regent Draw Ballot Positions Candidates for election to the Lee College board of regents will bo listed on the ballot for the pril 2 election in this order James M. Black David Tracht Warren Spivey Alma McNulty Allen Bice Jr. W. Travis Porter E. L. Gnnn Sam H. Hastings Wallace Hunt Positions on the ballot were determined in a drawing helc Thursday night. The three candidates with the lighest numbers of votes will be elected to three positions to be Billed on the board. * * * School Trustee Positrons Drawn The order of candidates on the ballot for the April 2 school trus lee election is: POSITION 1 Carol Opryshek Ben Shirey POSITION Z Knox Beavers Robert Wahrmund Position of the candidates or ihe ballot was determined in drawing held Thursday night, (See picture on Page 3) SAVE IN THE ROUND OF TEXAS SAVXXGft PUJN6 UP Our World Today FROM AP WIRES • Although some of bis subjects may disagree, King Hassan II of Morocco toSd them Thursday that he was bringing "tidings of good cheer" when he ordered compulsory military service for all men. • William Buckley Jr. has sent out an SOS to save his voice of American conservatism, "National Review" magazine. He Is asking subscribers to cough up $150,000 to pay creditors $100,000 owed and to keep the magazine going- • The Viet Nam war has claimed more American combat dead than three previous U.S. wars. Since Jan. 1, 1961, 2,535 have died, compared to 8,260 in the War of 1«12, 1,733 [n the Mexican War and 585 in the Spanish-American War. • Black Smokey H, grand champion steer of the 1966 Houston Livestock Show, sold at auction for $15,000 today to Waad» Petroleum Co. The black Angus was owned by Pan! Holloway, 14, of Taylor County. Airport in a month. Four weeks ago a Japanese Boeing 727 smashed -into Tokyo Bay as it was landing. It was the world's worst single plane disaster, with 133 dead. The Canadian Pacific plane was Flight 402 bound from Hong Kong to Vancouver via Tokyo, then on to Mexico City, Lima, Sanitago and Buenos Aires. The plane slid beyond the runway and hit a retaining wall near Tokyo Bay. The building, located at 207-11 West Pearce in Baytown, has been leased from the Robert Matherne interests. Matherne will move his office supply and printing company to the former Baytown Sun building at Pearce and Ashbel on March 12. Following remodeling to suit the needs of the new tenant, the Matherne building will house representatives of the real estate, law and engineering departments of U.S. Steel. Jury Deliberating Fate Of Mrs. Mossier, Powers MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Twelve men returned to an IS- by 30- foot jury room today to resume the task of judging blonde Candace Mossier and her nephew in the 1964 slaying of her multi- 'millionaire husband. The jurors came back for "Somebody's loading the dice against these defendants," said Percy Foreman, towering Texas chief of Powers' defense, in his closing argument. With wide repute as a criminal lawyer. Foreman's fee in this case is $200,000. their first full day of delibera-! "The state attorney is tryi ng tion at the Dade County Circuit Court where Judge George Schulz gave them final instructions Thursday night. His legal charge lasted slightly more than an hour. The lives of Mrs. Mossier and her nephew, Melvin Lane Powers, rested in the Jury's hands. with no words to guide the panel toward a decision. The state did not press for the death penalty. them for everything under tne sun except murder of Jacques Mossier," Foreman told the jury in a four-hour and 5- minute summation. Preceding Foreman, State Atty. Richard Gerstein, whc heads the prosecution, saic Powers was driven to murdei his uncle by an insatiable desrrs for his aunt — "this woman whc was the mastermind and ma nioulator behind the e n t i r < Death Toll Reaches 57; Many injured JACKSON, Miss. (AP)-^Rescue workers combed sparsely populated rural regions east of Jackson today, looking for more victims of the savage tornadoes which spewed death and destruction iri Mississippi. The Mississippi death toll steadily mounted during the night and stood at 57, the "Mississippi Highway Patrol said. One person was reported killed in neighboring Alabama. Larry Parks of broadcast station WQFT-FM at Forest, in Scott Country said ..many .homes "are just gone—and the people in them are missing, too." In Jackson, the state's largest city and capital, a tornado dealt death and devastation in a suburban shopping center. At least 12 persons were killed. Nearby, the modem brick Woodville Heights Baptist church looked like it had exploded. Homes across the street were untouched. A patrol spokesman said 411 were injured in Jackson and rural counties to the east of the capital city. One of the tornado victims was Joe Bullock, a Democratic candidate for Congress in Mississippi's 4th District. Bullock, recently ousted as director of the state's Agriculture and Industrial Board, was killed instantly, the Highway Patrol said, when the twister blew his car off the road near the Forkville communitv in Scott County. Damage was expected to run into the millions from the state's worst natural disaster since a 1942 tornado left 75 dead in central and northwest Mississippi. "I think we'll find more dead," said Deputy Sheriff Bob Fasano. Officers also feared more bodies would turn up in Scott County, to the east of Jackson. The line of tornadoes moved eastward into west-central Alabama during the night. There was one known dead in Alabama and 11 injured. An Air Force Reserve CU9 transport flew into Jackson shortly after midnight, bringing two mobile Red Cross disaster trucks and 20 pints of rare blood from Mobile, Ala, Much of the destruction in Jackson, the state's largest city with a quarter of a million people, was centered around the Candlestick Park shopping center at the southwest edge of the city. The Highway Patrol said (Se e TORNADO. Page 2) I nor did it waive it. After receiving the seven- weeks-old case at 9:14 P- m Thursday, the jury deliberated for less than two hours and was sent to a downtown Miami hotel at 11 p.m. Mrs. Mossier, who gives her age at 40, and Powers, 29, are accused of a premeditated design whereby he bluedgeoned Mossier and stabbed him 39 times in a Key Biscayne apartment June 30, 1964. The state claimed aunt and nephew were engaged in an incestuous love affair and coveted the $33 million banking and loan fortune amassed by the 69-year-old victim. HARRIS COUNTY FEDERAL Savings an4 Lora AM*. Assets Over $27.000,000.00 scheme." Judge Schulz, 51, who runs his sixth floor court room in a firm jut amiable manner, sent the jury into the deliberation room, two doors removed from the courtroom where they hadj heard more than 100 witnesses since the trial began Jan. 17. Before they departed the courtroom the jury heard Judge Schulz outline alternatives fon its judgment. BULLETIN Snook's Bine Jays beat off Alba-Golden today, whipping the Pirates 52-46 In overtime at the State Schoolboy Basketball Tournament, for their 77th consecutive victory, only one short of the all-time record of 78 set by Bowie to 1952-54. City Hall Conummity Center Plans Reviewed The new city hall and community center plans were reviewed Thursday night by city council members during a special meeting held at architect Lowell Lammers' office. No action was taken at the meeting. The council previously had authorized the architect to advertise for bids on building the city hall and community center. Final approval of the plans has not yet been given by the council. This matter will be on the agenda for the council's March 10 meeting. NEW BODY SHOP Used & New Cars 2401 Hwy. 146 THAD FELTON •INCC 1M4

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