The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on March 6, 1966 · Page 1
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The SUB Invite* MR. AND MRS. RALPH COXWAY 513 E- Houston to the Brunson Theater. Thi» coupon Good Through March 19 for two ticket* when presented at the Brunson box office. The movie now ahowinc i* •TfTK HEBOES OF T£t£MAJRK" aptoton WEEKEND EDITION i Serving BAY-TEX—The GoWeo Circle of Southeast Texas VOL 43. NO. 167 BAYTOWN. TEXAS. 77S21 Sunday, March 6, 1966 TELEPHONE NUMBER: 582-8302 T*n C«nts P*r Copy Move To New Foundation Planned— Baytown's Leaning Water Tower To Be Righted 3y BEE LAXDRUM Baytown's famed leaning tower is scheduled for a 75 - foot ride within a few days. The 200,000-gallon elevated water tank on Baker Road will be moved onto a new foundation just 74Hs feet from its present location. Moving the tank, which weighs approximately 140 tons, will be something of a routine operation for the contractor, LaPlant- Adair Co. M. L_ (Mike) Adah-, general manager of the firm, said his company has previously moved more than 15 water tanks. Some West Kiwonians HOWARD NEWTON of Houston, lieutenant governor of Kiwanis District 3, will make his official visit to the West Baytown Kiwanis Club at the Monday noon meeting at Rebel Inn. He will present the program. Safety Course LEE COLLEGE physical education department will offer a were moved as far as four or five miles, he added. Adair said moving the tank will not be particularly dangerous. He reported that his firm has never had any difficulty moving a water tank. The major problem involved with moving the Baker Road tower is stabilization of the soil, which is "gumbo' 1 in that area, Adair explained. He said approximately 25 tons of lime are being applied to the soil to stabilize it. That work was in progress late this week. Adair. whose firm operates out of Indianapolis and Miami, arrived in Baytown Wednesday with only a winch truck and the truck driver.. He said local firms and workers will be hired to assist with the moving project. The soil stabilization work is being handled by Skrla, Inc., of Houston, a firm that was the contractor for two recent street improvement programs in Baytown. Adair said the next step in the moving operation will be to brace the tower. It will be braced with eight - inch steel beams, probably at two or three levels. Then the 120 foot tall structure will be raised with hydraulic jacks 12 to IS inches. Fifty-ton capacity jacks will be used on four of the tower legs, Adair said. He explained that the tower will be moved on a track made with steel rails and rollers. It will be pulled to the new location with a winch truck. If enough rails are obtained, only about 30 minutes will be required to move the tower after preparations are completed, Adair said. The moving time will be longer if the rails have to be used more than once during the operation. After the tank arrives at the new location, it will be lowered onto the new foundation, already completed, and baited down into place. '"••: Contractors for the foundation was Gulf Coast industrial Contractors of Beaumont. Adair said K&M Machine & Welding of Baytown will construct the braces. Work on the braces is scheduled to begin Monday, and Adair hopes to complete the moving operation late next week. Relocation of water pipes to the tower is being handled by Bayshore Constructors. Inc. The saiidpipe will have to be cut loose before the tower is moved and connected again at the new location. Adair said the tower will be moved over a small brick building that contains a chlorinator and other equipment and over the large electric water pump and motor. He explained that only half a dozen workers will be needed for the actual moving operation. Adair reported that his firm moved two elevated water tanks the same size as Baytown's for Ford Motor Co. Other projects handled by LaPlant-Adair include moving the 2,625-ton Texas Tech football Stadium at Lubbock and a 1,000 ton German submarine in Chicago. The firm's biggest project to date was the weighing of a 3.- 600-tcn Saturn 5 rocket arming tower for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Adair said ten 500-ton hydrau- ic rams were used to raise the tower one-fourth of an inch. It was weighed to determine the center of gravity, he explained. U.S. Steel Strip Annexing OKd Polls Open Until 7 P.M.- Voting Light On College Bonds Voting was exceptionally light 67 in Box at Alamo Elernentary. in Saturday's S1.3 million Lee College bond election. A spot check of the 14 voting precincts in the college district at 11:30 revealed only 304 votes had been cast — and the boxes include some of the larger ones. t.dLlUil UC£J<XL ulldlt. WAli ULAC1 « j - - a-----' SS-hour water safety instmc- such ^ Precinct 12 at Alamo tors course from 4 p.m. to 6:30! Elementarv School and Precinct p.m. beginning Monday. Classes will be held every Monday and Wednesday in the college pool. No fee will be charged in the 249 at James Bowie School. However, election judges said they had hopes the voting tempo would increase substantially in Bed Cross - sponsored course, ihe late afternoon when some Interested persons must be a |[/recincts record the heaviest least IS years of age and strong swimmers. Participants must furnish their own towels and swim suits. Rummage Sale THE BAYTOWN Council for Retarded Children will hold a rum-]High School; 98 in Box 249 at mage sale beginning at 9 a.m.]James Bowie Elementary, and Monday at 3529 Market. A11 prices will be reduced, according to Mrs. Frank Rice, who is in charge of the sale. \ oting of the day. As an example of the light voting, only 43 votes had been cast in Box 99 at Thad Felton's: 26 in Box 102 at Baytown Junior ; 62 in Box 149 at San Pa- 5 in Box 248 at Carver The voting potent!*! in the col- 'ege district is approximately 12,000. That many persons are qualified to vote. Saturday's voting is on a S1.3 million bond issue foe improvements to the college. The bonds, if approved, will provide money for expansion of Lee College facilities and buy land for a future campus. Although there is only one proposition on the ballot, the S1.3 million of bond money would be used for four purposes: Construction of three technical-vocational buildings at an estimated cost of $982,513. Construction of an academic jliigh; I /»ir»trt « * * * Weather And Tides FAIR AND colder is the weekend weather forecast for Bay- AH She Wanted Was A Dress Mrs. Tillman O'Brien wanted a. new dress, but instead she got a, new cow. , She and husband Tillman town. Saturday morning's low j O'Brien Jr. visited the Hous- temperature was 45 degrees after a high of 60 Friday. A 35-degree low is predicted for Sunday morning. Xo raia was recorded Friday. GAL.VE5TOX TIDES Sunday will be high at 2:18 a.m., 5 p.m. and 10:13 p-ni. and low at 3:42 a.m. Tides Monday n.^ j .-*•* A.itt- ,«.«.u*_.j ,i»u»»t«i*j ( will be high at 3:30 a.m., 5:18 tioneer. ton Livestock Show sale la search of beef for the O'Brien Market. During one of the sales, Mrs. O'Brien touched her forehead with her right hand to straighten a wisp of hair. "Sold to the lady who held up her hand," yelled the auc- p.m. and 10:51 a-m. and low at 10:36 a.m. Her reply was: "THlman, I didn't want a cow. I wanted a new dress." Houston Judge To Speak Here On Obscene Books Joseph M. Guarino, judge of. The topic will be "Obscenity County Criminal Court at Law!— Problems Encountered in In- No. 4 and a well - known cru-' Entorcem ent. t> City Councilman sader against pornographic literature, will participate in a panel discussion Tuesday night at the Knights of Columbus Hall JUDGE JOSEPH GUARINO Raymond Donnelly will serve as moderator. The program is being co-sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the Baytown Optimist dub. The public is invited to attend. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Judge Guarino, a lifelong Houstonian, received his BA degree from St. Edward's University in 1943 in Austin and his College of Law in Houston in 1949. He was assistant district at- more than 11 years prior to his appointment as a judge in 1963. A Naval officer during World j War IT, he participated in the Normandy Invasion with the first wave on Omaha Beach and also in the Southern France invasion with Naval Amphibious forces. He is a member of the board of directors of the newly createc Houston Committee for Decent Uterature. building, estimated to cost $756,150. Construction of a mechanical center to provide air conditioning and heating for all buildings on the college campus. Estimated cost, $235,630. Purchase of land at some location other than the present campus. College officials expect more than $200.000 of the $1.3 million to be available for this purpose. The estimated costs of the buildings total nearly 51,975,000 of which $1,093,000 would be paid from, bond money. College officials hope to obtain approximately S8S2.000 in federal f'.nids fa*; lilabie through, the 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 college now has an enrollment of approximately 2,000. This is expected to grow to nearly 3,500 by 1970. And college officials believe ther e will be need for a future campus within the next decade. The planned technical - vocational facilities are a two-story classroom building and two shop buildings. NO LETTING GO Our World Today FROM AP WIRES • Deadly blend of heavy snow and screaming winds begins to relax Us paralyzing grip on v^ast..section of north central" United States. • Mrs. George C. Wallace opens her campaign for governor of Alabama with her governor - husband doing most of the talking. • U.S. Marines and government troops battle hundreds of North Vietnamese regulars in he coastal province of Quanff NgaL A BOAC airliner crash- Two Strips To Protect Property By BEE I^SJSTJRUM The city council took final action Friday on annexation of two 2-mile protective "fingers" around U.S. Steel's property and called a public hearing for March IS on extending the city limits farther into Chambers County. The two - mile strips on which final action was taken extend along Tri - City Beach Road and along Interstate Highway 10. This annexation movement was initiated in December, with a public hearing held by the council on Jan. 10. Final, action had been scheduled during a regular council meeting on March 10, but the council moved ahead in a spe- !cial meeting at 4:30 p.m. Friday- Reason for taking action Friday rather than waiting until March 10 was the movement toward incorporation of the Tri- City Beach area. A petition for incorporation of j the area has been received by Chambers County Judge Oscar F. Nelson Jr. Judge Nelson said Friday he probably will set a date for the CITY'S LEANING WATER TOWER TO BE MOVED New Foundation To Correct Trouble Nearly Double— Traffic Troubles Up Sharply Here » -Tli 1_»W.T*.VJ £U1 lllld ti £L3I1- J . . - * ed on Mt Fuji aiout 70 miles rfeC . t . IOn Wthm ^ next *»»> south of Tokyo, killing all 124 aboard. weeks. By WANDA ORTON Baytown's traffic troubles have nearly doubled this year, according to the number of wrecks the persons injured and the extent of damage to vehicles. Statistics from the traffic divi- 'jsion of the Baytown Police De-i which involved the age group of 25 to 34. There were four wrecks with those ages 15 and younger; nine wrecks with those ages 16; 20 wrecks with those ages 17, and 44 wrecks with those ages IS to 19. The age group of 45 to 54 had He reported that he received I ]p artment tel1 the cold - cruel 48 wrecks and those ages 55 to Country Club Golf Pro Jack Shelton Resigning 'the petition about two weeks j facts: jago during a meeting of the Tri-j Fifty - three persons have 64 had 32 wrecks. Those ages &> to 74 had 27 wrecks. Baytown police investigated a Jack Shelton, golf pro at the Goose Creek Country Club since its start on June 6, 1960, plans to quit his post, he said Saturday. He's Got 100 Of Them- Want Swedish Pen Pal-Ask Herbert FORMER CITY Councilman j one _ man Dave Clark sends greetings | Swedish through Mrs. Clark to his Bay- surprise, town friends. Dave is on loan By BOBBY SUTPHJN Fifteen-year-old Herbert Jacobson of Baytown seems to be a assignment from Humble in Sicily. He'll be home for good in May. Another former city councilman. Ken Badgett, has moved c]earing en paJs _ much to In the past few weeks he has received over 100 letters from boys and girls from Sweden wanting to correspond with U.S. students. The letters are the result of a small ad placed in the Expres- into his new home on Highway sion - a newspaper published in 146 from Tri-Ciry Beach Road . . . Ray Helpert fails to find a picture h e looked for . . . Knox Beavers leaves for New York on a business trip . . . L M. (Deacon) Jones comes looking for a wind gauge that hasn't been installed yet. Marcus Shelton trying to remember who borrowed his power router - .. R. R. Ball doing a little duty for his son, Pat, . . Rusty Plocheck accepts a few . Kathleen Johnson turnips has trouble keeping her books in order. Kay Morris is getting to be quite a typist . . . Mrs. Joe Nunan pays a visit . . . Mrs. Beverly Rockhold takes time out for a little karate . . . Chuck Putman and Ricky Burch come to Baytown, along with Eddie Bridwell. QUARTERLY SAVINGS DIVIDEND PAID MARCH 1. 1966 CITIZENS NATIONAL Member F.O.I.C, Stockholm with national distribution in Sweden. At the time, Herbert, whose forefathers were from Sweden, asked the Swedish consul in Houston for the name of a newspaper there he might write to request a pen pal. He wrote the newspaper in December. Letters began arriving about the middle of January and Herbert says he is still receiving them. The young boy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Jacobson of 1910 Cedar Bayou Road. He said he has long been interested in Sweden after listening to his grandparents talk about their native land. They are Herbert and Sarah Jacobson, both of Baytown. From the many requests, young Herbert selected about five ("The on»s with the pictures of pretty girls," he laughed) for himself. Since that time he has handed others out! to friends and classmates at Robert E. Lee High School where he is a sophomore. He has enlisted his younger sister, Dencie, as helper. Dencie, an eighth grader at Cedar Bayou Junior High, ha 3 distributed sev- City Beach Civic Association, jbeen injured in traffic accidents City Attorney George Chand-! here during January and Febu-j total of 222 non - moving viola- jler advised the council Friday jrary. Last year at the same datestions in January and February Ithat he 15 not sure that Bav-i there was a total of 31 injuries, and a total of 1,034 moving vio- jtown improved its position byj A total of 5S7.1S5 property lations. Police also reported a | taking final action on the first j d a m a g e has resulted from j ;ol . al of 15 ° persons who had no Shelton said he will leave the j annexation Friday, rather than I wrecks in January and February j driver's license during investi- club on April 1. A long his start waiting until March 10. Shelton got I compared to $49,379 during Jan-1 =' ation s in January and in Feb- The attorney added, however, uary and February of last year. ruary. Five over hfchoM toWcimr cu over his home town country club *« * e earfier «*» ™>- «* There h.v e , beneficial * Baytown had extra- 1 this year in Bavtown, comDaredj tvvo months . ' - involved the last vehicles in Kenedy. After five years in the Air Force during World War n, Shelton placed seventh in the PGA territorial control two miles beyond the strip of land that was I being annexed. Chandler said he had not been able to determine definitely tournament in 1957. He also ! whether such extra „ territorial played on the Texas Cup team icontrol existed _ He repO rted that , . last ' ^ - JM J running ofr the roaa. One wreck uary and February. There also WSs . a " overturned vehicle and have been two traffic fatalities * sa - train wreck. Two wrecks involved hit- that year. this year near Baytown but not . - , in city limits i s animals and seven wrecks. A total of 31 major wrecks i ^T^tS^ ob J ects - ^o weeks recorded during the last) _ . _ . he had conferred with officials | two months compared to 18 ma- . the stat attorne eneral's ere involv- eral and kept two for herself. i about our schools, the popular; Most of the letters received rule Shelton was the PGA grounds Jin the state attorney general's at the Texas PGA office about the matter. He still has about 30 left and hopes to match them with interested pen pals from the Baytown area. "From the letters they seem to be most interested in bearing singing groups in the U.S., and every one asks if we like the Beatles. They also want to studying English. are from students between thej toume >' here in Baytown last u Baytown does have the ex- aees of 13 and 16 and most are- September. jtra - territorial control, some of know if some of the Swedish singing groups are popular over here," Herbert said. HERBERT JACOBSON LOOKS FOR PEN PALS Baytonian receircd more than 100 r»queits from Sweden Peoples State Bank Member F.D.l.C, Friend of the People Brother Dies FUNERAL SERVICES were held Saturday for Walter Casey of Lamesa, brother of J. O. Casey of 1508 Mississippi in Baytown. International communication is not particularly new to Herbert. He has a citizens band radio and also a shortwave DX. He has heard from numerous stations including Radio Moscow. He has letter verification from 15 countries including Germany, the BBC in London, Canada, Ecuador, Australia, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, Liberia and Ghana among them. After he finishes school, he says he would like to go into radio and television announcing. jor wrecks 'in January and Feb-! in = vehicles in moving traffic ruary of 1965. i and . t 3 w^ks involving parked: The total of wrecks for January and February is 215. Last! i vehicles. A total of 13 case s of driving Homer C. Wilson, president oil the area that is included in the| ye " ar - s tota i to da " te w ^ s 3^5 " "j while intoxicated were reported GCCC, said he received a letter j area proposed for incorporation j The highest number of wrecks; unng Januar >' an <i February of resignation from Shelton. j would be within the additional; - m j anua ry and February involv-! compared . to four Dunts at ^a The Board appointed a com-^" 0 miles. i e d persons ages 20 to 24, Bav-i sarne P 6 "^ last year. mittee of T D O'Brien Sr.,j A ma P that Judge Nelson re-j to^-j, police said Seventy wrecks i J. W. Ainswo'rth and B-A. Stew-jceived with the petition desig-, involved that age group. | art to interview a number < j nates an area beginning approxi-j The second highest group was j pros in quest of a replacement for Shelton. O'Brien is the chaiv man of the committee. imately three miles east of Ced-lj n age bracket 35 to 44.1 ar Bayou and extending approxi-j vv j th 55 wrecks involving these, j nnately six miles along the bay. .The third highest wa s 61 wrecks Ken Schoppe is the assistant! All of the area proposed for annexation is south of the Tri- pro. Shelton, who lives with Resident Here 75 Years Dies i City Beach Road, and road right- Viet Nam War wife and two daughters at 4305! of-way is not included, Judge j St. Andrews, says he has nc Nelson said plans for the future except to! He reported that the area in i Hi f * MAUI *»*„ ;„ Ravt™™ fr,r snmo rime idudes approximately 900 acres 11II13 MVTT stay in Baytown for some time Interest Light In Council Races N » m of land. He said he has been assured that the area at least 200 residents. | reached new fury todav with Texas law requires that at| us and Vietnamese troo ps at- least 200 persons reside within j tockin Communist regulars ini - I Mrs. Tula Annie Wright, 75, of 11717 Cedar Bayou Road, died at i her home at 5 p.m. Friday. j She was born July 3, 1S90, at jthe Frank Busch Ranch on the 'west bank of Goose Creek and terest before the midnight Saturday filing deadline for candidates for three city council seats to be filled in the April 5 elec- :ion. two candidates who have filed and one who plans to file nay ha%-e no opposition. This would be unusual in city elections here when as many as a dozen candidates sometimes 5et in the races. Up to noon Saturday, only two candidates had filed — Albert SAVE m THE ROUND OF TEXAS 9AVHIG* ... „..,.;. AUen.VVnght; three daugh- rs ' i " Se End erli, Mrs. ack Huron, and Andy Braswell atiTon j for the District 4 seat he now, holds. ! Baytown insuranceman Pat Ball is expected to be a candidate for the District 1 seat being vacated by Councilman J. Robert Barnes, who is not seeking re-election. Ball's father, R. R. Ball, said Saturday he would file for his son before the midnight deadline. Pat is out of town on business. The terms of Mayor Seaborn Cravey and Councilmen Don Hullum, Raymond Donnelly and Clem Massey do not expire this year. Council candidates must live in the district from which they run, but are voted on at-large. It was the second heavv dav •* and Judge Nelson said the petition f v s warp!anes . Air Force i all .? f Ba - vtown may be amended until Tuesday, i pokesmen ^ • *'-- -- — Busch. March 8. It has 27 signatures face . First two signatures on the petition are those of Mrs. Eloise Jordan and Mrs. Ruth Hoover. Mrs. Jordan is president anc Mrs. Hoover, secretary of the Tri-City Beach Civic Associa tion. Mrs. Jordan and two other. (See CITY OK's, on Page 2) HARRIS COUNTY FEDERAL Savings mnd Lo&n Aasm. Assets Over 527.000.000.00 to .•rules west of Hanoi a sur-| site 34 i Friday i Also surviving her are six grandchildren and 12 great - night and encountered fire fromj three Communist MIGs about j 80 miles from the North Viet-j' namese capital. j* American Marines and government airborne troops claim- j ed to have killed more thar 300 North Vietnamese regulars and Viet Cong in a two - day battle six miles northwest of Quang Ngai and the fight was still going on. The Communists were seen trying to get away but they were in danger of being trapped and annihilated b\ ground and air assaults. »«VKes w Y e l ° be P.m Saturday, witn * ev - E J/v Davls ,£5- of Ced - MethOQlst Church - of ' Burial was to be in Crest Cemetery under direction of Paul U. Lee Funeral Home. NEW BODY SHOP Used <£ New Cars 2401 Hwy. 146 THAD FELTOM SINCf 1M*

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