The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on March 11, 1966 · Page 1
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Baytown, Texas
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Friday, March 11, 1966
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Texas * CHAJKUnTE StJlilVAN TISH WILSON HARRIET SAXDEKS UCTOA BETTE FTJCHS Five In Relays Queen Contest Five finalists in the Lee Relays Queen contest were an - nounced Friday morning during general assembly at Robert E. Lee High School. They are Linda Enderii, Bette Fuchs, Harriet Sanders, Charlotte Sullivan and Tish Wilson, all seniors at REL. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Z. Enderli. 1601 Texas Ave., Linda was nominated by the Antler Club. Bette Fuchs was nominated by the Interact Club. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. John Fuchs, 900 \V. Lobit. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. RJ. Sanders Jr.. 1S04 Missouri. Harriet was nominated by the Art Club. Charlotte Sullivan lives at 1005 Narcille with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. J- Sullivan. She was nominated by the History Club. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilson. 2801 Amrnons, are parents of Tish Wilson, who was nominated by the Junior Rotary Anns. The queen will be crowned in a ceremony at 7:13 p.m. next Saturday, March 13, during the Lee Relays at Memorial Stadium. Chris Chandler, television personality, will crown the queen. A dozen red roses will be presented the winner by last year's queen, Sharon Francis. The queen's contest is being Judged by Larry Rasco, news commentator for a Houston television station. Crown bearer will be two-year- Mr, and Mrs. John David Russell. Her father, a former track star at REL, teaches math at Cedar Bayou Junior High School. Besides her crown and flowers, the queen will receive an en graved track shoe on a chain. Gold medals, similar to track winners' first place medals, will be presented the four runners-up. All candidates in the queen contest will be introduced. In addition to the five finalists, the candidates are: Sharon Bennett, representing the Anchor Club; Jill Tyler, Lioness: Carolyn Elliott, Gander Gazette; Marv Jesse Ramirez, DE Club No. 2; Linda Ellis. R. B. Sparks Future Teachers; Debbie McDonald, Future Nurses; Charlotte Baumbach, French Club; Becky Hill, Girls Recreation Association; Elise Howell, REL Band. Also, Pat Rogers, REL Future Teachers; Janis McCallum, STAGS; Donna Clamon, Junior Optimisses; Lynn Stratton, Key- ettes; Kathy Sanders, DE Club No. 1; Dianne Smitherman, Junior Classical League; Lana Savage. Industrial Arts Club; Janie Gray, Radio Club; Ann Blakeney, George Armstrong Future Teachers. Also, Sharon Creel, REL Choir; Lou Ann Miles, Southern Gents; Judy Horton, Southern Belles; Linda Sanders, Diversified Occupations Club; Mary Catherine old Jana Russell, daughter of Stewart, Key dub. Sun Spots Campaign Manager THE MRS. R. L. Martin who is managing Bob Wahrmund's campaign for school trustee is the wife of Robert Lee Martin, an ex - instrument man now assigned to the Technical Division at Humble Oi! and Refining Go's Baytown Refinery. The Martins live en Burnet Drive. Weather And Tides CLOUDY TO PARTLY cloudy and mild. Temperature range expected, 51-76 degrees. Thursday's high was 71 degrees, with low of 53 early Friday. Temperature at 8 a-m. Friday at the Sun weather station was 61 degrees- GALVESTON TIDE Friday will be high at 6:06 p.m. Tides Saturday will be high at 10:48 and low at - :12 a.m. AROUND JULL4. ANN AND Robert Wright and their three children spend the weekend in Baytown and Mrs. Gordon Famed says it's nice to have "all her eggs in one basket" again . . . Robin Muery inquires about church publicity lor WSCS circles - . . Texora Satterwhite tells about two numerous books . . . Mrs. Robert Tutt explains about books donated by United Daughters of the Confederacy . . . Mary Beth McElroy relates a funny incident which happened over the weekend in Fort Worth . . . Vivian Durham stops in for coffee . . . Mary Thorpe solves a problem. Johnna Kay Singletary, 4, wins first place in a dance contest Saturday at a movie theater here while sister. Lisa Gay. stands nearby and watches . - Louis Higginbotham shows off a kicked shin to a sixth grade visitor. W. C. Pond ST. of 3312 Michigan is home from a Houston hospital after eye surgery. QUARTERLY SAVINGS DIVIDEND PAID MARCH 1, 1966 CITIZENS NATIONAL M.mbw F.D.I.C. HL&P Sponsor HOUSTON LIGHTING and Power Co. will be a sponsor of "The Hollywood Palace" at 8:30 a.m. Saturday on Channel 13. The show will feature Fred Astaire as guest-host and guest stars Jack Jones, Ethel Merman and Marcel Marceau. Bear Den CEDAR BAYOU Junior High Bear Den will be open from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Preaching Continues "ANATHAMA! Maranatha!" will be the subject at 7:30 p.m. Friday when William E. Wallace [of Indiapolis, Ind., preaches at 'the Pruett and Lobit Street Church of Christ. The words that suggest the subject are the words of the apostle Paul in First Corinthians 16:22. At 10 a.m. Saturday. Wallace will conclude his series of lessons from "The Sermon on the Mount." The public is invited to attend the gospel meetings, which will continue through Sunday. Choir Contest ROBERT E. LEE High School Choral Department will be host to 19 junior high choirs on Saturday for the annual concert and sightreading contest for Region 9. The program is open to the public. It begins at 9 a.m. in the school auditorium. Mole Quartet A CHOIR AND male quartet from Westminister College and Bible Institute of Tehuacana. Tex., wili be at Congregational Methodist Church, 1908 Lee Drive for 7:30 p.m. Friday service. The group will be entertained with lunch Saturday at Roseland Park pavilion. Decker Drive Section Open The portion of Decker Drive extending from the Tower to the Decker Drive-in Theater is now open as a four-lane divided highway. Baytown Police Chief Blair Mann has asked Bavtown drivers to pay particular attention to road signs since there has been some confusion on the past of some motorists since the opening of the two additional lanes. The chief also warned motorists who are driving in the correct lanes to watch for other drivers who may be going the wrong way. "Being 1 right makes you no less dead after an accident," he said. The SOB Invites MR. OK MBS. W. C. POND JR. 1605 Utah to the Branson Theater. This coupon Good Through March 18 for two tickets when presented at the Branson box office. The movie now showing is "MADAME X" Paptoton Serving BAY-TEX—The Golden Circle of Southeast Texas VOL 43. NO. 172 BAYTOWN. TEXAS. 77521 Friday. March II. 1966 TELEPHONE NUMBER: 582-8302 Tan C«nti Per Copy COUNCIL DELAYS CA-TV ACTION Replaces Karl Opryshek — Tillmcm O'Brien Is New By PRESTON PENDERGRASS The school board Thursday night appointed Tillman D. O'Brien Jr., 28, to fill out the unexpired term of the late Trustee Karl Opryshek, who died Feb. 6. Opryshek's term would have expired in April of 1967. The vote on O'Brien's appointment was 4-1, with Trustee Boyd Hill voti ng against it. Supporting the appointment were Trustees Ben Shirey, Paul Parkinson, SeiJr Mitchell and Sara Alford. Under procedure used by the board, the president (Knox Beavers) does not vote except in case of a tie. Trustees Shirey, Parkinson and Hill served as a committee to recommend an appointee to complete Opryshek's term. In a lengthy "minority report" on the committee's assignment, Hill said he recommended the appointment of Mrs. Karl W. (Carole) Opryshek, the late trustee's daughter-in - law, as his first choice. He said he also offered the names of Nelson D. Longnecker. Dan Savell. Ross Cathriner, Mrs. T. F. Stephens, and Dr. Don Wynnermer. Hill charged that O'Brien's appointment was a way of sustaining the present board majority and observed that it would make any difference how not the upcoming trustee election comes out —"It will still be a 4-3 majority." He did not mention that he was at one time a member of a :?hco] board majority that consistently posted votes of 4-3 — •2nd sometimes 5 - 2 — in •maintaining strict control the board until the trustee election last April. argument was that it was incumbent on the board to name Mrs. (Karl W.) Opryshek to her late father-in-law's position because "she shared his views" about school affairs and because of the support the late trustee received at the polls. Disputing Hill's contentions. Trustee Parkinson said that because Mrs. Opryshek shared her late father - in - law's views did not mean he had." "she has the ability Trustee Shirey also challenged Hill's charge of "unfairness" in appointing O'Brien, whom Hill said was "all the way in your (the present board majority's) direction," Shirey said: "Everybody knows our views (the board majority's and Hill's) are diameterically opposed. Why is it, then, so strange about our disagreement over a group of names?" In rebuttal to Hill's minority report, Trustee Parkinson also disputed Hill's unfairness charge and replied to his analogy of being fair in football and politics. He asked that Hill explain what he meant by fairness in politics, saying that he (Parkinson) had played football and knew what it meant to be fair. He also told Hill that he won his election to the board "against people who subscribed to Mr. Opryshek's views, and he felt he should be Trustee governed by the majority of votes cast in his election for him and other members of the present board majority in making appointments to fill vacancies. Hill charged that Parkinson and Shirey failed to check out all of the names of some 20 persons considered for appointment to the board- To this charge, Parkinson replied that he did not have to check out most of them "because I know how they feel." In his minority report. Hill (See TRUSTEE, Pag e 12) Protest Lodged — Housing Official Is Invited To Baytown City Will Consider 2 Bids On March 18 O'BRIEN An official from the Public Housing Administration's Fort Worth Regional Office has been invited by the Baytown Housing Authority to investigate com plaints by a group of Baytown Negroes living in low - rent units. About 25 Negroes gathered at city hall Wednesday afternoon to lodge protests against administrative policies of the housing authority. They told Mayor Sea- Two of the former minority members of the board on which Hill was a member of the majority serve on the present board — Beavers and Shirey. The central theme of Hill's born Cravey and City Manager Fritz Lanham that the eviction ° ver i earlier this week of Mrs. Carrie Lee Williams from a low - rent house in Archer Courts was not the sole reason why they were complaining. Davis Taylor, executive director of the housing authority, said Friday he had asked the Fort Worth Regional office to send Harold A. Odom, relations officer inter - group for PHA, to Application Is Filed For Fourth Bank In Bavtown An application for a fourth Baytown bank had been filed Friday with the State Banking Commission in Austin. The petition named Perry W. Britton, Eldon Berry, Robert Matheme. Homer Wilson and Jeff Fleming of Pasadena as directors. Britton, acting as spokesman for the group, said he is not in position to discuss a possible location of the bank at this time. Decision on the application is expected within a reasonable time, Briiton, president of Peoples State Bank in Baytown, said. Berry, a life insurance underwriter is president - elect of the Baytown Chamber of Commerce and a native of this city. Matheme. who operates Ma- 'herne's. a commercial printing and office supply ar.d furniture business, has been in Baytown since 1931. Wilson, superintendent of the Sinclair plant at Channelview, has lived in Baytown for many years. He is currently president Peoples State Bank M«mb*r F.O.t.C, NEED A REPAIR LOAN? Baytown to talk with the Negro protestors. A group o{ Negro residents fa expected to attend the Housing Authority meeting on Friday night, Woodrow Lewis, political leader in Oak Addition, said. Lewis said there was no way to estimate how many will attend the meeting but it conld be a larger group than attended the protest meeting at city halL He said a number of Lincoln Court residents are expected, in addition to those from Archer Courts. Their complaints against the Housing Authority have been '•going on for some time," Lewis said. "People have been unhappy but have been afraid to speak up for their rights. They will get justice now if they let the people know what is going: on." Taylor said he hoped the official could attend a regular meeting of the housing authority board of commissioners at 7 p.m. Friday, but that he had been told by the regional office ments in the Baytown area dur-j Thursday afternoon that it may ing the past few years. of the Goose Creek Country Club. Fleming, a well known Pasadena developer and business man, has made extensive invest- j (See HOUSING, Page 12) Community Center, City Hall Bid Opening April 19 Bids on constructing the new city hall and community center will be opened at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 19. Thursday night during a regular meeting, the city council approved plans and specifications for the two structures and authorized the advertising for bids. Plans and specifications are scheduled to be released to contractors on Monday, March 21. Architect Lowell Lammers reported that the basement plans have not yet been given final approval by Civil Defense authorities. He said a few alterations are necessary, but the plans are expected to receive final approval next week. A federal grant of approximately J24.000 in federal funds has been approved to assist in making the city hall basement an emergency operations cen- ter for Civil Defense use. Construction time for the buildings has been estimated by Lammers at 10 months. These are two of the Capital Improvements Program projects for which funds were approved in the March 5, 1965 bond election. Voters approved $300,000 for the city hall and $740,000 for the community center. The city already has spent approximately $120,000 of the bond funds for the 29-acre civic center site, which fronts on Market and West Main streets. HARRIS COUNTY FEDERAL Assets Over $27,000,000.00 AFRICA FOR US AFRICANS Our World Today FROM AJ? WIRES • Police and rioting mobs clash for the second consecutive day in Calcutta suburbs, with at least seven riotors wounded by gunfire. Demonstrators are protesting food shortages. • Rep. Adam Clayton Powell says labor and the LBJ administration have agreed to work for an increase in the minimum wage to $1.60 an hour, effective Feb. 1, 1968. • A supreme court jury in New York deliberated more than 20 hours before convicting three men of first-degree murder In tie assassination of black nationalist leader Malcolm X. Convicted arc Talmadge Hayer, 24; Norman 3X Butler, 27; and Thomas laX Johnson, 30. • Troops and armored cars cordon off Indonesian President Sukarno's palace hi Jakarta as Sukarno tries to iron out the crisis brought about by demands that pro-Peking Foreign Minister Subandrlo be dismissed by Saturday. • A heart specialist remains at the bedside of 5-year-old Judy Lynn Funsch at Ann Arbor, Mich-, following a delicate operation which may save her life. Judy underwent surgery twice Thursday In an effort to extend her life expectancy from a few short years to a possible normal life. • President Johnson Is assured of his $6-bUlion tax program as House and Senate leaders move for quick action after conferees tossed oat most of the reductions which would have cut the request by $1 billion or more. • Rabbi Morris Adler, 59. leader of most of Detroit area's 85,000 Jews, dies. He waw shot in the head * month ago by a member ot hi* congregation. Incorporation Bid By Tri-City Beach Gets Council OK The city council has authorized preparation of an ordinance to give the proposed Tri - City Beach area municipality permission to incorporate some of Baytown's extra - territorial area. Thursday night the council approved an agreement made by its annexation committee during a Wednesday night meeting with Tri - City Beach area residents. The permission will be given on condition that Baytown be permitted to continue extending its protective finger alnog the Tri-City Beach Road. A public hearing on extending the finger two additional miles is scheduled March 18. This annexation would place Baytown's city limits within the area planned for incorporation. Tri - City Beach area residents want their new municipality, to be known as "Beach City," to include an area that is now within two miles of Baytown's city limits. However, Beach City would not 'Sxtend west to Cedar Bayou, as had been proposed to the council in a recent meeting. Chambers County Judge Oscar F. Nelson Jr., Mrs. Bob Jordan, president of the Tri - City Beach 3vic Association, and other residents of that area attended the Thursday night council meeting. Mrs. Jordan thanked the council By BEE LANDRUM Two proposals for Baytown's franchise will be considered by the city council during a special meeting scheduled Friday, March 18. The council declined by 4-0 vote Thursday night to consider a third proposal. Three of the council members were absent from the meeting. A special meeting has been scheduled at 5 p-m March 18 for si. public hearing on annexing more protective "fingers" into Chambers County. The CATV proposals will be considered immediately after the public hearing is concluded. Mayor Seaborn Cravey said. Proposals have been received from Southwest Teleview, Inc., a subsidiary of Power Generation Co. of Houston, and Baytown Community Antenna Co., which is owned by Rufus Honeycutt and Dr. Donald L. Brunson, both of Baytown. Baytown attorney Joe Zorn, representing a third firm, asked the council to consider its proposal. Zorn said he was employed Thursday to make the request for his clients. The owners of the company were not identified. Name of the company given by Zorn was Southwest CATV. The firm was listed as Baytown CATV on a proposal received on Wednesday by City Manager Fritz Lanham. Zorn urged that the cou ncil delay consideration of the proposals to give his clients an opportunity to present their proposal. He said the firm was not prepared to make its presentation Thursday night but would be prepared within a week. The other two proposals were received by the council on Feb. 24, City Manager Fritz Lanham said he had no knowledge of the firm represented by Zom until contacted last week by Bill Chamberlain of the Houston public relations firm Kaplan-Chamberlain, Inc_ Lanham said he suggested to Chamberlain that he might write a letter to the council asking whether it would be willing to receive additional proposal. Zorn said Thursday night that his clients were "guilty of neglect;" the deadline for proposals had passed. However, the attorney termed the awarding of the CATV franchise of "extreme importance to the people in Baytown." He suggested that too little publicity may have been given to the matter. Lanham reported that several firms have been invited to submit proposals. There also was newspaper publicity about the council accepting proposals on the franchise. After the council voted to not (See CATV. Page 12) Trustee, Regent Absentee Voting To Begin Monday Absentee voting in the April 2;'* poll tax receipt, exemption school trustee and college regent elections will begin Monday, March 14. certificate or affidavit of lost poll tax receipt. And all applications for ab- Qualified voters who will beUentee ballots must b e post- out of the county on April 2 may marked outside of Harris or Chambers County, and returned ballots must be sent from outside the county. No absentee ballot may he cast absentee ballots at the tax office in the school admistra- tion building. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 _ _ , _— . j M.VJ «-*"«.••.••- Mt.*~uwh may i_r^; p.m. Monday through Fnday. picked at the eiection site Absentee voting at the tax off ice . and carried to a sick ^ disaWed will end Tuesday March 29. person Such must ^_ Absentee ballots may be re- quest bal!ots Dv mail quested by mail for persons who Tvvo school '^^ mcmbers are unable to vote absentee at the tax office or on election day. Applications for mailing absen- itee ballots must be received in members for their cooperation i lax office not later than In other action Thursday night, March 39 the council passed on first reading an ordinance annexing a two- mile - long 10-foot strip of Southern Pacific Railroad Co. right- of-way into the Mont Belvieu area. This is another of the fingers to protect Baytown's growth area. Council members have said they will give Mont Belvieu residents permission to incorporate their community as so_.n as Baytown's growth area is adequately protected. A map showing the area that Mont Belvieu area residents plan to incorporate was presented to the council Thursday night by J. B. Gill, a member of the incorporation committee. Gill again urged thai the council consider using Cedar Bayou in its protective annexation, rather than the Southern Pacific right - of - way. There has been (SeeTKI-ClTY, Page 12) SAVE IN THE ROUND CITIZENS OP TEXAS ^-SAVINGS The marked ballot must be received by the absentee election judge not later than 1 p.m. April 2. The mail requests for absentee ballots should be addressed to: Absentee Election Judge. Trustee Election, P.O. Box 30, Baytown, Texas. All applications for absentee ballots must be accompanied by City Ballot Patrick Ball win be listed first on the ballot for the April 5 city council election. Ball won top position on the ballot in a drawing held Thursday afternoon by Mrs- Edna, Oliver, city clerk, Two other ca.ndida.tfs for election to the council from District 1 are W. M. Knowles, who will be listed second, and C. (Dutch) Ptacek. Candidates for the other two positions to b e Tiled in the council election are unopposed. District 4; and Albert Fanestiel. District 5, and three regents for lege will be named in the April 2 joint election. George Bennett, absentee election judge, said separate re quests .must be made for mail ballots to vote absentee in the trustee and regent elections. Persons who vote absentee on the machine at the tax office will sign two affidavits if they vote for both regents and trustees, Bennett added. School trustee candidates are: Position 1 — Mrs. Karl W. Opry- shek and incumbent Ben Shirey; Position 2 — Incumbent Knox Beavers and Robert Wahrmund. There are nine candidates for election to three positions on the college board of regents. Incumbents are Miss Alma McNulty, Warren Spivey and Jim Black. The other candidates are David Tracht, E. L. Gunn, Allen Rice Jr., Wallis Hunt, Travis Porter and Dr. Sam Hastings. The three candidates receiving the largest numbers of votes will oe elected to the board. NEW BODY SHOP Used & New Cars 2401 Hwy. 146 THAD FELTOW WNC*

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