The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on March 14, 1966 · Page 1
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Texas Th*SanIxvite> MR. OB MBS. LOUIE D. FRA2XER 4W Briarwood to the Brfra*an Theater. lUm. eoapoB Good Through March 21 for two tickets when preceated »t **»* Brun*op box office. IS* mo-tie now sbowinj t» "MADAME X" YOUR HOME NEWSPAP£R Serving IAY-TEX—The Gokfen Circle of Southeast Texas VOL. 43. NO. 174 SAYTOWN. TEXAS. 77521 Monday. March 14. 1966 TELEPHONE NUMBER: 582-8302 Twi Cwtis P«r Copy Funeral Held MR. AND MRS. R. B. Morgan. Mrs. A. G. Fisher and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sumerall and family, all of Baytown, have returned from Laurel, Miss., where they attended the funeral of Morgan's sister, Mrs. Lena Russell, 66. She died of a heart attack last Monday. Services were held Wednesday in Laurel- She was the aunt of Mrs, Fisher and Mrs. Sumerall. Sofety Hares AUTO SAFETY flares are being sold by Cub Scout Pack 100, sponsored by the Baytown Lions Club, and Boy Scout Troop 183, sponsored by the Baytown Ki- «vanis dub. Monks To Dallas MR. AND MRS. E. R. MONK of Baytown are in Dallas to be at the bedside of his brother. Longer Viet Tours Said Not Needed WASHINGTON (AP) — The Marine Corps sees no need to extend duty tours in the Far East beyond the present 13- month limit, a corps spokesman said today. The question was raised with the corps when it was noted that the first large Marine ground combat unit, a 4,000-man brigade, went into South Viet Nam about a year ago. This anniversary suggested the possibility that there might be a wholesale turnover of them O. L. Monk, who is in serious ! or aa extension of their over- condition after surgery at Parkland Hospital. seas duty tours. £l£&JF$%&ER of Bay- ""^ ^^ " However, the corps spokes!^_ *22??« \**«*« ™ Tachometer Stolen £-- d th^m^^wentTto I BARRY DONNELLY of 1900 jviet Nam with the brigade have ^jFayle had a tachometer stolen j^n placed gradually on an 1-1^ »-*. . -„-!_::,_ !- t. . * , ** J individual basis. He explained that the key was not the time spent by the men in Viet Nam, but the extent of their over-all service in the Far Eastern theater. The brigade had come from Okinawa, so its men already She graduated at term. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. E. W, Platzer, 806 Hunt Road. Bowie P-TA JAMES BOWIE P-TA will meet at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday in the school auditorium. Girl Scouts will it was parked at his home over the weekend. The tachometer was valued at $44. Car Accident JOSE FELIPE Marron of 1309 Pine was injured at 11:45 p.m. Saturday when his car hit a tree Cypress Street. Marron lost had varying will begin at 1 p.m. in the teachers lounge. Mental Health THE PUBLIC is invited to a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday to discuss the establishment of a mental health center. Main speaker will be Morris Kagan of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. The meeting will be held in the fellowship hall of St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Garth and Schilling. Coin Chib BAYSHORE COIN Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Sterling Municipal Library. The public is invited. Candy Stripers CANDY STRIPERS will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Gulf Coast Hospital. of Far ***"" south on Cypress, police said. I they landed in Viet Nam. Official Sentenced— Profiteering Viet Businessman Shot SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP)—South Viet Nam's military government executed a war profiteer today and sentenced a former official to death for embezzling $104,000 in public funds. Ta Vlnh, 34, a wealthy businessman of Chinese descent, was tied at dawn to an execution stake in the Saigon marketplace while a battalion of Vietnamese paratroopers sealed the area to prevent any interference from the city's large Chinese population. Later in the day. Premier Nguyen Cao Ky's special anti- corruption tribunal pronounced Sewage Treatment PLANS AND specifications for expansion of the West Main Street sewage treatment plant are expected to be readv for ... . , .- j *juii ufuufi U* iwwiiai Lfiv/uwit tne city council s consideration ^ on Dang on April 21, City Manager Fritz <. a _ h „ fnrrT10r , tro ^,^, , Lanham reported. 550 Stolen BAYTOWN POLICE are investigating the theft of a $50 bill from a counter at Sears Saturday morning. * * * Weather And Tides CLEAR TO PARTLY cloudy and warmer. Temperature range expected, 48-75 degrees- High Sunday was 68 degrees with a low of 51. Temperature at the Baytown Sun weather station at 8 a.m. Monday was 54 degrees. TUESDAY Galveston tides wiH be low at 5:30 a.m. and high at 2:30 p.m. a father of eight, was MRS. ROBERT Kalbitz keeps getting compliments on how nice her hair looks Mayor Seaborn Cravey makes a Sunday trip to Houston Reporter Bee Landrum resigns from The Baytown Sun to accept a job at Port Lavaca. Leo Frost says he guesses he will have to take his family up in the Tennessee hills on vacation this summer — since they visited relatives up North last summer. Jean Gagnon is enjoying her new role in City Manager Fritz Lanham's office . . . J. B. LeFevre threatens to go on another diet Joe Allen and Glenn Vickery wait on an important visitor . . . Barry Netties shows off a plaque presented him by Baytown Optimists. Lane Ward gets spruced up in a hurry for a piece of pie . . . City Councilman Jack Huron says they (his company) put him through the mill during a special course he took in New York last week. He returned home over the weekend. QUARTERLY SAVINGS DIVIDEND PAID MARCH 1. 1966 CITIZENS NATIONAL Member F.O.I.C. Sach, 52, former treasury service chief in the mountain resort of Dalat, 150 miles northeast of Saigon, for embezzlement going back to 1956 to cover gambling debts and extravagant living. Sach, father of six, pleaded guilty and asked for leniency. Ky. who attended the opening session of Vinh's trial, has promised to wage an unrelenting war against widespread graft and price manipulation that has contributed to the country's inflation. Vinh. convicted of "economic sabotage." The charges against the import-export firm manager included hoarding, speculation, illegal transfer of funds and bribery. The government rejected appeals for clemency. Vinh's wife, wailing and shouting in English, Chinese and Vietnamese, appeared at the square with seven of her children to plead for her husband's life. National police kept her behind the barbed wire from sight of the execution as the bullets from the 10-man army firing squad tore into Vinh's chest. While the political effect of the execution remained unclear, a different problem for.the government appeared to be simmering down. Shops reopened in Da Nang this morning after two days of peaceful demonstrations there protesting the dismissal of Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chanh Thi as commander of the army's 1st Corps. Thi, 43. a potential rival to Ky, was fired last Thursday by the rest of the ruling military directorate. He had been virtual overlord of the country's five northernmost provinces. Downtown stores in Da Nang closed for five hours Sunday in a general strike organized by Thi's supporters in the coastal garrison town 380 miles northeast of Saigon. The large force of U.S. Marines and other American personnel stationed at Da Nang were kept out of the downtown area to avoid being involved in any unrest. Thi's supporters promised more demonstrations in Da Nang and other cities in the 1st Corps area including Hue, where Buddhists began the protest that led to the overthrow of President Ngo Dinh Diem in November 1963. But the public appeared apathetic to the dismissal. Business was back to normal in Da Nang today. Most public employes were back on the job iand traffic was unusually heavy SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) — U.S. Air Force and Marine fighter-bombers roared over the ruins of the Ashau Special Forces camp today in the second day of air strikes against the North Vietnamese regiment that overran the isolated outpost on the Laotian border. The jets ran into "the heaviest antiaircraft fire" ever experienced in South Viet Nam, but they destroyed one building for a Monday morning. An American task force led by Secretary' of Health, Education and Welfare John W. Gardner arrived in Saigon to explore ways of helping the government carry out the social reforms promised by President Johnson and Ky at their meeting in Honolulu last month. The group included Francis Keppel, U.S. commissioner of education; Dr. William H Stewart, the surgeon general; Doug- LEE ROBERTSON GEMINI 8 LAUNCH I POSTPONED ONE DAY Top Optimist Award Goes To Robertson Lee A. Robertson was named Optimist of the Year Saturday night at the 12th anniversary celebration of the Baytown Optimist Club. .Robertson was cited for his work with the teenage baseball leagues and other phases of the club's youth activities. Barry Nettles, Horace Mann Junior High principal, was presented a special award for his work with the seventh and eighth grade basketball tournaments and track meets when he was coach at Cedar Bayou Junior High. Jim Carter and Lester Alford presented these awards. A musical program was presented by a group from High--the House of Commons against lands Junior High, directed by I Caroin's charge that he had Miss Elaine McDonald. The,failed to hand over the file on was composed of Bill the Munsinger case to govern- Ted Richard, Johnny ment legal advisers. Prime Minister Lester J3. Diefenbaker Denies Leak In Security OTTAWA (AP) — Former Prime Minister John G. Diefenbaker asserted Sunday night that associations between a German woman and one or more members of his Conservative government were no threat to Canadian security. Diefenbaker told newsmen that Justice Minister Lucien Cardin, who startled Canada with his charges of: a sex and security scandal in the previous government, should name the tormer Cabinet ministers he claims were involved with Gerda Munsinger. Mrs. Munsinger, who Cardin said was in espionage work before she came from Germany to Canada, said during the weekend she had been friendly with Pierre Sevigny, Diefenbaker's assistant defense secretary. Diefenbaker hastened back from a fishing trip in British Columbia to defend himself in group Stipe, Coleman, Gene Caughman, Jeff Adams, Jimmie Clinton and Melvin Green. Dr. A. P. Shaddix installed twc new Optimists, Barry Nettles and Robert W. Jones. Steele McDonald was chairman of the dinner, assisted by Dr. Shaddix, W. B. AUman, Bob lass Cater, special presidential: Beverly, B. J. Frederich, M. A. assistant, and Oveta Gulp Hob-1 Taylor, Lee Robertson, Tony Mrs. Munsinger, a 36-year-old Pearson is " expected ""to "announce in Commons today a judicial inquiry into the case. If the inquiry fails to make Cardin's charges stick, this could bring ment does not have a majority in Commons. down Pearson's govern- since his Liberal party by, publisher of the Houston Campos and Edward Rutledge. Post and a former HEW secretary in the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration- Steak dinners were served at the dinner held at the Junior blonde now living in Munich, Germany, has said she is willing to come to Canada to prove Optimist Club House on Market. \ that she w as never a spy. Stranglehold Broken— Ashua Ruins Bomber Target came Shortly after noon American paratroopers across two Viet Cong bunkers. The Communists opened up with small-arms fire and exploded four shrapnel-scattering mines. The Allies replied with artillery fire which set off seven explosions. The 1st Infantry found six trucks, a Chinese-made machine gun, 51 tons of rice, and SOO gallons of fuel in Communist todav given of casualties on either knocked out five mortar posi-jbase camps and bunkers while lions and apparently neutralized sweeping a flank. the Red air defenses around the camp, a U.S. spokesman ssid. The U.S. Command did not report any losses of planes. In the desperate effort to save the camp with air support last week, six American aircraft were lost to the Communist gunners who set up 50-caliber machine guns in the jungled hills around Ashau. The Viet Cong shot down a single-engine U-S. Army 1.19 spotter plane on a reconnaissance flight this morning- 40 miles northeast of Saigon. The pilot was injured and rescued. His observer was killed. U.S. pilots flew 42 missions against North Viet Nam Sun-j committee to invite merchants day. despite an overcast, the j to buy litter boxes for attach- Along the central coast, a Vietnamese army company sent scouts ahead to trigger a Viet Cong ambush on a supply convoy en route from Quang Ngai City to the village of Thach Tru. 20 miles south. Once the Reds opened fire, the government troops called in air. artillery and naval barrages on the am- bushers, estimated at three companies, a government spokesman said. No report was Litter Boxes A PROJECT of the Baytown Chamber of Commerce clean-up spokesman said. They ranged from the 17th Parallel frontier to Vinh. 150 miles up the coast, and to the area around Dien ing to utility poles was given unanimous approval by the city council at its last regular meet- Bien Phu, in the northwest.! ln g;__ striking a familiar list of roads, bridges and other communications targets. The spokesman also said they destroyed a radar site 31 miles northwest of Cape Ron, midway between Vinh and the southern border. The ground war continued at relatively low ebb, but the U.S. Command disclosed that the U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade, the 1st Infantry Division and Australian troops had launched a new sweep. Operation Silver City, in the thick jungle 30 miles northeast of Saigon last Tuesday. It was kept quiet until the first contact with the Reds. AGENA UP FIRST INTO185 MILE CIRCULAR ORBIT MANEUVERS INTO 185 Ml. ORBIT, MAKE RENDEZVOUS AND LINK-UP TURNS AROUND \ GEMINI PUT INTO LOWER, FASTER ELLIPTICAL ORBIT •- MANEUVERS MADE UNTIL GEMINI GETS INTO 168 MILE CIRCULAR ORBIT RENDEZVOUS WITH AGENA THIS DRAWING released at Cape Kennedy Shows the four steps in the rendezvous and link-up objectives of Gemini 8 and the Agena target vehicle during their orbit of Earth. Astronauts David Scott and Neil Armstrong will maneuver the Gemini 8 for the historic link-up. The steps are; 11) Agena. target vehicle launched into 185 mile circular orbit; (2) Gemini 8 launched into lower, faster elliptical orbit; (3) Gemini 8 maneuvers into higher circular orbit and (4) rendezvous and link-up procedures follow. Meeting Monday Night-School Board May Fill Purchasing Agent Post The school board is scheduled! term of the late Trustee Karl I school district construction proj- to consider the employment of a purchasing agent at a regular meeting Monday night. Opryshek, who died Feb. 6. His term would have expired in i April 1967. ects, including a new building at McNair and new Sterling High School. Other items on the board's agenda: 1. Request by Baytown Optimist Club to use Robert E. Lee be ready to make one when.asking th e city to extend a High School baseball field for Supt. George H. Gentry said| The board will consider a re- some work remained to be done!quest by the board of directors before a recommendation isjof the Baytown YMCA that the made, but he felt sure he would i school district sign a petition the board meets at 7:30 p.m. at]street to the YMCA's property side. Gen. William C. Westmoreland, commander of U.S. forces in Viet Nam, issued a special commendation to the American aviators who took part in the daring rescue operations around Ashau during the height of the 39-hour battle and after the camp's fall. He called the rescue of 20 downed American airmen, 12 U.S. Army Special Forces men and 136 Montagnard and Vietnamese soldiers at the camp a saga "equal to any in the history of courage." The camp's 380 defenders abandoned the camp 360 miles north of Saigon to a vastly superior Communist force at dusk Thursday after bad weather hindered air strikes in support of the garrison. Th e camp stood in an area long used by the Communists to smuggle men and supplies into South Viet Nam. The skies cleared over the weekend for pilots of the Sky- hawks, Phantom and Canberra jets as they bombed and strafed the area. The raids indicated the rescue missions had saved as many people as possible, a spokesman said. He said it was hoped that any stragglers might elude the Communists in the mpuntain fastness and head toward Da Nang, 60 miles away. the School Administration Building. New Trustee Tillman D. on North Main where it plans to build a new building. The school district owns property adjacent O'Brien Jr. will be sworn in. He^to the YMCA tract. was appointed by the board at aj The board will also hear a special meeting last Thursday j report night to complete the unexpired' James from school architect A. (Bitsy) Davis on Briefing The News From AP Wires « Striking teachers in Plain- ! ter Subandrk), is reported Oxygen Leak Is Found In Atlas System CAFE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP> • The rendezvous and space walk flight of the Gemini 8 astronauts was postponed today for 24 hours —until Wednesday —when leaks were discovered in an Atlas rocket and in a spacesuit circuit of the spacecraft. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration reported the trouble was discovered during checks that were to precede the final countdown. The astronauts, Neil A. Armstrong and David R. Scott, will use the extra time to further review their flight plan, the space agency reported. They had been repotted confident as the launch date neared for their historic trip. The Atlas is to launch an Agena satellite into space as a target for the astronauts to chase and hitch on to . The Atlas leak was discovered when liquid oxygen was found to have leaked into a helium sphere used to pressurize the fuel tanks. The spacecraft leak involved a water system which cools the bulky suite " : the astronauts .win wear dur^sg the three-day flight. ' The space agency said technicians expected to have the problems solved in time for a Wednesday launching. The launch times for the tricky space doubleheader will remain the same on Wednesday. The Atlas-Agena is to blast off at 10 a.m. to propel the 26-foot- long Agena into a planned 185- rnile-high orbit around the earth. Armstrong and Scott are to with the Agena on Gemini 8's fourth orbit 5% hours later and link up with it an hour later. Early Thursday morning, Scott is to become a human satellite for nearly 2% hours—performing tasks outside the spacecraft at the end of a 100-foot lifeline. The extent of life at high altitudes and the effect of outer space on living things from earth will be the basis of an important experiment initiated teenage baseDall during the summer. 2. Consider a bid for an oil lease on school district property at Sam Houston Elementary School. 3. Consider cafeteria food bids- 4. Report by Supt. Gentry onj£~^ n g~ Sco j t .' s space textbook requirements. , -^ astronaut p!ans to take a 5. Report by Leslie Penning-1 package of live organ isms ton, the school district's federal aid coordinator, on federal programs the district is participating in. including three types of viruses, mold spores and other microscopic specimens—and attach it to the Agena space target. In 6. Election of school district (addition, a sterile patch will be attached to the Agena which is designed to collect specimens of l view, N.Y., return to classes I while their union resumes negotiations in their bid for more money and a bigger voice in education policies. • Teachers in New Orleans, La-, pledge to stay out of classrooms indefinitely unless tt*sir demands are met. They want a single collective bargaining agent in an effort to improve their lot. » A plot to attack the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, allegedly the work of Foreign Minis- foiled by the Indonesian army. • The government has found fallout-shelter space for 140 million persons. Assistant Secretary of Defense William P. Durkee says the government program could save 30 million American lives in a nuclear attack. » James G. Patton, retiring president of th e National Farmers Union, asks for a guaranteed income for all Americans. personnel and reports by the superintendent on tax collections, financial condition o* the j life present in space, school district, and cafeteria op-1 The same Agena may be used erations. ' 'See GEMINI, Page 2) HABRIS COUNTY FEDERAL Assets Over $27,000.000.00 All-City Junior High Concert-- NTSU Professor To Direcf Bond Here Leon Brown, organizer and di-jmusic education from Oklahoma! Among professional affilia- rcctor of the North Texas State University Brass Choir, will be guest director of Baytown's All-City Junior High Band for State University and after teach- lions. Brown is a member of ing two years was called to serve in the U.S. Navy assigned tc teaching duties at the U.S. its concert Saturday at the Rob- Navy School of Music, Washing- ert E. Lee High School auditori- ton, D.C. While in Washington um. "e earned a master's degree LEON BROWN The 83-piece band is selected by try-outs and auditions among seventh, eighth and ninth grade students. Schools participating are Baytown, Cedar Bayou, Horace Mann, Highlands and Carver. Sectional rehearsals are un-j derway with the first combined rehearsal set for Friday, March IS. Brown received his degree in from Catholic University. After completing his service in 1946 he joined the music staff at North Texas in Denton NEW BODY SHOP Used & New Cars 2401 Hwy. 146 THAD FELTOH SINCE lltt Ilappa Kapa Psi, Pi Kappa Lambda and Phi Mu Alpha. He is a member of the Texas Music Educator's Association and frequent contributor of articles for various publications, including "Th e Instrumentalist." Many of Brown's compositions City Asked To Sponsor Goose Creek Channel Job The City of Baytown has been. Pruett reported that 28 com- asked to be the local sponsor panics use the Goose Cresk for deepening of the Goose Stream channel south of High- Creek Stream channel north to [way 146. Highway 146, City Manager Fritz; " ~ ~ Lanham reported to the cityj council at its last regular meet-! \iS^iari ing. i Tf dier Lanham said apparently there ft i would b e no expense involved in NflQWS iflClcBSc the city's sponsorship of the «-' ilv "-* na^i V-M,*V. project but the local sponsor gn : ficant increase in wa- [would be responsible for ask- , ,. ing utility companies to relo-| ter revenue has been reported cate their lines. by City Manager Fritz Lanham. j The city manager was asked Lanham told the council at its jby the council to set up a meet-j ]ast regu j ar meeting that reve- _ _, _ _~, , \ niiG from wstpr SQICS wss 5io»™ U. S. Army Carps of Engineers . „.,-,,. to discuss the project. i < 24 § reater Ior ^ flrst five Congress has appropriated ] months of the current fiscal $209,000 for dredging the stream [year than for the corresponding to a 12 to 15-foot depth 100 feet wide from the Houston Ship Channel to Highway 146. This of 1964-65. j City officials have been con... . . icerned with the fact that during addition to ; last tWQ years there was ^ engineering study of the project. These funds were obtained through efforts of Port of Hous- nnd arrangements for brass and, ton commissioners, the late U. chorus are published. Now associate professor of Music at NTSU, he has appeared as S. Rep. Albert Thomas and other interested persons and groups. clinician, adjudicator and trom-| R. H (Red) Pruett of Bay- bone soloist throughout the town, a member of the port southwest. During the concert here he will b c featured in a trombone solo. commission, said the channel will be maintained by the Corps of Engineers after it is deepened. significant increase in water revenue despite greater numbers of customers. A study of this problem is being continued. Peoples State Bank M*mtw P.O.I.C, "BEST BANKING IN TOWN"

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