The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 2, 1971 · Page 8
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Freeport, Texas
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Thursday, December 2, 1971
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ABOSt'ORT FACTS,Presort,Testts,Thursday, DccetrtberZ, I9fl, .. . "* — , , A p Freedom swimmers risk ™'-" acts lives to get to Hong Kong By MARGUERITE DAVIDSON shell collection. Site h«» own offilage at Ibe mweum for mtrny wwk* enduring nurgwy and recuperation, She telephoned the following book review today; HONG KONG (AP) - The wo youths, near exhaustion from many.hours in the water, swam wearily towards the island \\hich loomed above them out of the darkness: SJi'lHpnlv the water behind them swirled. A huge fish, a shark or barracuda, glided towards them out of the darkness. One of the swimmers screamed in terror as razor isharp teeth tore the flesh from jusl below his knee and savaged his leg. The attacker struck again, ripping at his calf. A third time the vicious teeth snapped, clamping on the youth's, foot and dragging him down. He twisted and writhed and the teeth released their grip. The victim was Chan Szcking, a 20-year-old freedom swimmer fleeing Communist China, He survived the attack tind 30 hours waiting on rainswept rocks for help, but lost his left leg. Chan was one of a steady stream of vmma Chinese who risk their lives tn escape from Communist China. Most of them are lun>rt by the bright lights of Hong Kong—tho hope of a good job in this industrial colony mid material benefits they could not expect in China, Almost all the escapees swim across Mirs Bay or Deep Bay, the two stretches of water several miles wide between Hong Kong and the mainland. They are the freedom swimmers. Only a handful try to cross the 22- mile-Iong land frontier, which is far riskier. Most arc in their Into teens or early 20* The swim across the bays is a dangerous and arduous one. Few older people attempt it. In Into 1970, ns the water became colder with approaching winter, several dozen bodies of would-bu refugees were washed ashore in Hong Kong. There also is the risk of being caught by Communist Chinese border guards. In the first 10 months of 1971, about 3,300 refugees were apprehended by Hong Kong authorities as they entered the colony, This was almost double the number for the whole of the previous year. For every one caught, probably another four slipped in unnoticed. This would mean tluit about 16.500 Chinese fled from Red China to Hong Kong between January 1 and October. As in the case of Chan, the refugees almost Invariably 'don't buy a color TV tintil you see a demonstration of f Insta-Matic COLOR TUNING ? Student dance not connected with Anchor MOTOROLA "works in a drawer.." > Quasar, ir ^*Q ONE BUTTON DOES IT! " ^1 Automatically balances hua. - -.-. inlensitj. conliast, brightnesj ... c«n aciival« the autonulic line tuning. Model WTMSGWA 21" pictuie (measuicd diagonallv). IViees $ 319 95 PRESCOTT'S U*»« Jjtlrtoo A high-school-age daiKf at the r'reeport Community House tonight has no connection with cither (lie Anchor or the First Baptist Church of Lake Jackson, and will not use the Anchor's "Waves of Joy" group, according to the Rev. Bill Sims. Kev. Sims, pastor at the Anchor and minister of outreach for the Lake Jackson church, said this impression could be drawn from a news article in Tuesday's Facts, He said proceeds from Ihe event could not be donated to the Anchor, for the Surfside mission did not accept any funds except through the program of the sponsoring church. arc allowed to remain In Hong Kong. Chan was working on an agricultural commune about 80 miles from the Hong Kong border in China's Kwangtung Province., when Iw and a friend decided to try and flee to Hong Kong. The slimly-built youth had been a high school student In Canton when he was sent to the commune two years earlier. "1 was not very happy doing agricultural work and we had barely enough to eat, so I decided to try and get to Hong Kong." he said. "I hoped that I could get a Job here. The question of communism did not come into it. t am not politically-minded. I just wanted a better life." Chan spoke in a soft voice, often hesitantly, as he related the story of his escape. "It took us several days, possibly a week, to reach Ihe sea." he said. "Eventually we reached the water (Mirs Bay> and it was not very cold. The weather was wann at this time o( the year. "1 don't quite remember how many hours we swam but it took most of the night. We had plastic bags which we blew up to support us. My friend and I arc both good swimmers; we used to swim a lot in the rivers around the commune. "It was just before dawn, when wt- were getting near a small island, thai I was attacked by a big fish t did not seu the fish at all and I don't know what sort it was. "My friend, who was not attacked, helped me to gel to the island. The future is uncertain for Chan and he is reluctant to discuss the past. But he showed no signs ol regret over the flight which cost him his leg aod said: "1 can't look back now." Announcinci THE OPENING OF B a H MUSIC co 1008 GULF BLVD. FRE8>ORT 233-3121 HARRY HARRIS-OWNER FORMERLY THE H & H MUSIC CO. 1008 GULF BLVD. FREEPORT 233-3121 EVBOTHNG'S THE SAAAE EXCBT THE NAME New Owner's Specials Just (n Time for Christmas... REGAL TWPl&PICKUP GUITAR $ 99 95 RIGAL 12 String GUITAR *i •!«• $ 89*° HI-FI ft EQUIP.-RECQRDS AlViWCAN MUCH mienoN IN ^ m How to create Eden of trees TONIGHT IS U2CTVUK NIGHT am) George J. Mctirath Jr. will give a wealth of advice on how to plant young tree*, The Grand Salon of the Braiosporl Savings and l.o«n building l» the place; 7:30 U the hour, The Hrniosport Museum of Natural Science is the sponsor of this fourth lecture of the season. All are welcome at no cliarge and nl the receplinn tliat l.illows at the museum. Mefirnth i» well known In the community si n Inwlvsp*' architect and nurseryman, proprietor ol I'lanlalion Gwdtru »t Krazc«port Villuge whu has planned niiiny of the gttrileiu ol the area since his arrival here 16 year* ago, "Native arid Adaptive Ttrt'V U (lip >il|p o( (M* l»1k Most problem* of Identification, planiing. care and cure are i fterrvti to Ak-lirulli by lucal gardcim-nt. Hit. i V»(MKII« is «lu ays knowing and he i* generous vtith In* advice. In this lecture he U willing to discuss any specific problems, he say*. Since McGralh comes from Pennsylvania: where he took hi* B.S degree in horticulture with a major in lantfecattiiti! at tVnnsylvanka Stale University, he has had to karn to identity native plants. Hut he has abx> learned much uf (he local toil conditions ami how to adapt hU general knuwlvdge to ttw»« specific demands The reptaceinent of trees is the cuiHiderutton he viialtr* to Impress. )>e says He will dUcuts the wa>n and IIIC.KH uf planting and iranaplanlinft natives This b it tree vca»on It is pusslble to «ro» \our own Oir t>l/iui4 In*. Not out of the woods yet There has rarely born 4 topic that related to to miuiv curtail concerrs- "T\me" lor Nov 29 rvpurU an iidvmuittt! gimmick adopted by Ilunt-Wemon Food*: Thi* C'alilornw fo«xl prot«,t(is^ company offered to plant a smtUing trev in the (ire ravajtrci foreuls o( the f'acilic Northwrtl in (he tinme o! anyone «iw w-nt in a label or code number (rum a tanol tltnr l«-jjn More than 2tt),000 labeU were ,«mt in to monih* ^<>U lhi> number ol pondmna pu«« were planird m Ujnim^io.1 i Weiwlchee Nalkww) Fori,-»< Kadi "(towr" received a «rr (Ideate In the name ol the cvxttpiui) -m«l ol ttw L'nilnl Forest Sen'tce as participating in a tuituxval (orest program. A follow -up pro^ritm atmeU at )iHir.»!cr childfrn •*!** luurtced by IhU cumpany lu rsuWiih a NJUUISJ! C Koresl. U offers to plant a tree in ow ol the thtrr (orvM.* in the niu«e at HIISDIW »«n«lin« j lalwl (rum any »< mtvr prwJutH tn Ihrev m«lth.« I"'J,OW r»-«ji»-»l* tuve I-IXIM- In jin) af c Mill cum ing. Famous trees of Texas -r» u'r. * port ol the Texas AiM t.'niver«it> »>»iem. *w«nbl<ti awl (titled b> John A ItabJct ItJ purpon* b la metnofttliM? lh«*w ttrv* Iful hJ»«- bcrn witnesses to »o<ne a{ (he rtelluns nrtit* in Tn*«" IroMti^t histwy It was r*comm«t«ktl 10 m<- b> Mfn l'»ul !(•• «4>cu««) it *i!h it ( KiwHtrl that U n In U«-1 jikc There are lhr«f trcvsoj fecal inscririt Ttw MJMWUC U4k on th* south tide of I'lrawnl Si/trt, j quarter of ^rnilr nut Ihol ihr csiji limits n( llrjioru. (3 sJwymn l)«>urv*hin^ m 4 itrutr A mrcting to <-»uWu(> A MJionic (^x^r w^t hrld urxkr it* branchts in the winter of IKM AR»BO Jo»w»_ *l« Ulrt fcurvanw thelirit (Irand Master o( Tr^jt* aotl fk\eothrr* focincd !ht* dr-«» fex%e Jvmrs wa.> uln> later ttve (hint }>rr>i>Vnl i>4 Ih** HrpuMn; n( Andrcwi Ju»t published hy the UnlverUty of ftotw f'r«*». She -ill !i>{«'i),«r in o»U hHiHi-yiii* IwH thai IntJuJw »«»•« JvO "One of the moat mUun- dcntood paru od the *ocul security program is the retirement lest." Samuel K. Ward Jr., manager o/ th« Galveaton social security office said today "Most people do no( realuc you don't have to quit work altogether to draw monthly bencdu " "Undtr prc'scnl law you can work and earn as much as 11,680 in a year and receive full benefit* for that year, However, if you earn over fl.680 in a year then $1 of benefit* i* withheld for every |2 you earn up to $2,880. If you earn over 12,880, $1 of social security benefits is withheld for |1 earned over $2,880." Ward further stated that even if your earnings excc«d 11,680 in a year you can still get a check for each month you don't earn $140 in gross wages nor perform substantial service* in self- employ ment. To figure your earnings count all earnings from wage* and self-employment whether or not the income is covered by social security. Non-work income, however, doe* not count in determining yearly hislorical background of the coastf! «««. Indian «hell ii»u tail* «ii«l KI»<''>I J*»> ">«* »*f «<K)U». and the physical itescrlptlon of the 370 mllw of com! plui many nmpi form the flmt part, Following chapters discuss moat popular ihelllng arwi, equipment needed for ihelling. ami feature* at utollusks, I low to catalogue scientifically and how to prepare a clam chowder are Included. Jean alw itewiteif pa«< * in »*»»«-h Mt<«t*«« V' r «"M*»* «tn-h odittttc* us »«» Icwm, naval flares, pumice «wt*. .Vie tli*cu*»« lick* and vui mnv erosion, and »« *«<»*, t»*e book furnwhwl delightful Informative reading for all *ho walk lite Urach w want (0. I take pride In the recugnilton the give* the local area, especially hrr «ugg? tiion "to »(*nd wine lime at the |lnua»pu r < Museum of Natural Science Thli tmill tnttteum h»* the be*4 collection of »)H*II» from the Gulf to be found in TV*** There i» a " I have kijuwtt J«ti; A«lr«"»* many year* It »a* a jJewfure lw *»ww hw tins ntutnim collection* *lwn »Jw *»» here I have ordered IWT hook fur Ihr museum wlirf P it ran I* tiutiMd ami I reenmM.rml 11 tt't M SrKc.ii,>-, Mm Tale alju» recommvndoi ll* Alartt* Sciw* HutMm * w 21. No i, lor March tan, (AiMmiwril b> the l'niver»ii» u< Miami CrrM It (Hl« ol no* ami tutuoiMl n«j(lu«i« ttui jfr i*i»# brought in by mrw nwtiiuifc of ilrrp t]f tti&llt{! She h** wd« wJ tor the muteum . Mle* fmailrr the W* (»>Mlolki ol * (4) Swto thi* u Volume la t,-w»riif anil Ut« r rare (jobkn Insurance needs are clarified AV.VMV «Al'» lismjf jn«-r ikwrd liability intui awe policy tc*m Wat ti *n*i£t»c4 10 icrp BUY OF THE SEASON FOR VOUD PAVORITB GUY to the nd Ihe Io utU thit iw* prvprrty hut bolttji when ttw tc<t»Ulu»r pcicirtj j U« nuking Itwnt U.«t>lr ior liruihi Jlwl infjtx* tiiiitut (rotn ihe nrxti^Ht w>* ot motet Ufiiftt r«i»<i|«n<n<, >wl> A,t Irxwi.i ilu( l!w !«!» U* **» not malr INr Uxjl luttllf filf tttmjJC 10 A Vtwlr (romm>Uir< lownd l torsvr i »rfr «rninipn(* to imuw««if-d jCARAVELLE by BULOVA TneOroiunbo Oak Ataut to miles roHJi«»»s irf Wcsl iroiuntbiA sluJvil ihe t*o-*lofy ptaWJlxm hoinr nt l>r Ji«ii«-» ('helps Itr ws«s one ol Austin's "did Three HundrnJ" t'oiony »<«l « »swg«tn with Huuston's army at S-m Jacmto Santa Anna and hn oifkrrs were hrW pf i.vjtu-tx At ha pUn lation lor five months after their defeat Well trealrU there they no douU enjoyetl the shj4e of thw tree TV ph«oKr;»p*> >h»y*> it in healthy leaf, a huge b»,-atrt.v The Kreedmen's tkua d';\rc on ihr John H S*r«-ny Jr llantatmo iw»r Old (Xean »hadcd a mertijxt ol itiiiirri ami slaves from H plantations in »es«ern Jtra/rir« ("t)o«!j in taw Here the slaves were officially fre«4 and infootwtJ of tlwtr rt£)it* and responsibilities a» (rer men. in tin* pre»«we a( Ihr local agml ot the Uwrau ol Krecdmen, H«-<UJJ«^*, J/xl A!wralr)*«<«4 Ui nds I'ecaiw. baWcypresa, ctxjity. laUuwirrv. o>ti»>nwi»«l, 4cacu, holly, tupcfo, soaptwrr), am) hackt*crr/ minjtlr *»th lh>' mjis> oaks With its handsome ph44ngrapt» UUA I»«A jlturvU J pleasant, elective insiglU mlo this area o( Tctiv* kustury Museum mentioned in book Mildred Tatc. curator of the muwum. i» ren-jgnurd («• her You don't have to quit work to getSS STILL TIME TO PLANT BULBS..., ARBORVITAES '2?. vt i, \ urn m.> ARIZONA ASH m CALIPER- 10-12 FL Tall iiKonte Kuimple* ol nan work income include on ijyin»{.« iiccnunU, | and investment income Ttn- retirement It-si dws not apply to anyonv who u o%er TI )eari old For more information about Ihe retirement teat and ho-* it applicn Ward M4g£e»U you contact yfxir m-arral toclal iccunty office The (ialve»ton loctal u-curUy office i» located at 1419 Trrmont, and U open from 8 IS am. to 4:30 p.m. '6' Ret M.89 HOW J l 49 YOUR CHOICE lUmbuu llr* A II* (•'Ira (nut IANGLETON DISCOUNT GARDEN CENTER S. HWY. 288 • ANGLETON \ 1 HAYS ,\ Father L. L, SieUman o/ Cedar R#pid», Iowa,, IaU»r of Mrs T. P. Sli*Jey of Jofle* Cr(»k, died Wednwday inwoing In ftsd«r Bapidj following | long i k We're Doing It Again SUNDAY AND MONDAY ONLY FREE I Pint of our Delicious Cole Slaw with each family order of our Delectable Fried Chicken FREE FREE FREE FREE lEGISTER FOR FREE $20 CHRISTMAS GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM GREAT [GRIFF'S MEN STOREIctQMs FREE FRIE FREE FR 3D I ml ml 3L« mB I

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