The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 3, 1971 · Page 10
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The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas · Page 10

Freeport, Texas
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Friday, December 3, 1971
Page 10
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,TeR»»,Fridiiy, December 3, till, Concord Square West grand opening planned GRAND OPENING AT 10 A.M. SATURDAY TEXANS fN POl/HCS LAKK JACKSON — Th« cutting of a giant U-foot long ribbon by the Brmosport Chamber of Commerce at 10 a.m. Saturday will officially welcome the area's newest luxury apartment complex located at 440 Highway 333. The new M-imlt one, two and three bedroom Concord Square West joins the Concord Square Apartment* to now provide a total of 83 units managed by Mr. and Mrs. Brian Garrison. The new complex boasts townhouse type Individually styled units complete with all- electric kitchens. Garrison said the units are unfurnished, but furniture Is available on a lease or purchase basis. The grand opening ceremony Saturday morning will be headed by Chamber of Commerce president-elect and master of ceremonies Charles Castleberry, Chamber officials said other area government, civic and business organitatlon leaders are also expected to be on ham) to usher the new complex Into operation. Garrison said the ground* and apartments will be open to the public for Inspection, Including one model apartment furnished by tack's. In connection with the opening ceremonies, refreshments will be served inside the spacious new club, or parly room, which will be available for tenants to use. Garrison said. Each of the apartments ha* BRAZOS HARBOR SAILING SCHEDULE . The Dow Chemical Co. ;. Vetsel '« (Bulk Cargo) ' GASTONM1CARD 'VENTURA ^STOLTGRANGE ; ORKANGER - STOLTFUJI • SHIP V STOLTLLANDOFF ; FROSTA (Dry Cargo) JULIO REGIS GULFTRADER LASHBARGES L. PEARL Redistricting far from solved a covered garage space with additional space for parking war the new units. "Although It may be a little cold for anyone to try out our new swimming pool Saturday, the pool an well as a playground am) « laundry room are all part of the modem living package we offer at Concord Square West, "Each apartment also has its own enclosed patio area," Garrison said, "The new apartments are part of a five-way ownership Investment group, with two of the Investors being local people." Garrison explained, "All of the banking for the units Is done locally, making II pretty much a local project," Garrison said one of the big wiling point* for Ih* units u the (act thai children and peU are accepted. "A lot o< people *tlh children and p«ls have found it hard to find an apartment in tr* area thai would accept them. We h»ve » complex and welcome DOUI, he said. Qarrlion, who live* In Apartment 10, wW Uwr* are still « few of the unit* available, but commented that response on the new unlti lias been w good that the Investment Itroup already has plans off the drawing board for future expansion <rf (he complex. * TIMELY QUOTES We realUe there are other pressing needs in (hi* country. But research »nd d*vel- ooment i.t not the kind of thing that can be turned on and off like a faucet —Or Wtrnhtr ion Rtouu, ittrtiQlf wlm*«i»" the twtt aytney, uumtlvt.1 "away t"»m tht litt t!art to iht tfif<tfi " Due Dale 12-1-5 »2-02 12-02 12-10-12 12-13 12-20-22 12-25-Jan. 1 12-5-20 12-04 12-10 12-10 12-27 Destination Cartagena Santos Argentina Japan Santos Commonwealth Japan KNV Brazil Colombia .Peru, Ecuador. Chile Rotterdam Guatemala Transportation group to tour BP College A tour of Brazosport College's new facilities will highlight the Tuesday night meeting of Brazosport Chapter 220 of Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Fraternity. Ned Middleton, director of Miff -f- Wlltt ItHtUM, X"t!tO l^ifXtnt. VW rtlrSUHt. 1-ftO »C9*4. CARAVELLE- by BuLOVA IB Oceanic and Marine Technology at the college, will conduct the tour for chapter members, wives and husbands. The group will meet at the college's front entrance at 7:30 p.m. Following the tour, a short business meeting will be held. During this, a decision on a Christmas party will be made. Middlelon was the guest speaker at the last meeting of the chapter. During this meeting, Middleton told of courses available in his department, snowed slides;of the college, various boats and instruments used in his classes, and students and instructors in various activities. The Oceanic and Marine Technology program trains young people for ocean- associated careers with industry, and Middlelon told of the burgeoning activities in oceanography and the vital demands for development of supporting technology and production of skilled oceanic and marine technicians. Jack Frost, president of Houston Chapter 36 reported on the annual meeting of UNA held in Atlanta. President D. L. Merrill announced that six new members have been added to the chapter. They are Larry Curry, Kent Palure/m, Col. J. S. Tabb. C. B. "Chuck" Hill. M. A. Boedeker, and Metvin Rutherford. l^t U LftCfeA B«* Santa! I \\-\\\ \\ OK IH \ NOV\ and pick up >our purchase on (Jiristma* F.NC... B)GARTHJONES Associated Press Writer Anyone who thinks high court decisions, expected shortly, will settle Texas' redistrietinjj problems better take another took at the situation. Stale government experts are already predicting there will be another big shu/flc of legislative and congressional district boundaries after the next nationwide census in 1980. During the 1960s most rcdistricting problems came from the tremendous population growth of the state as a whole—a 16.9 per cent gain for Texas compared with the national gain of 14.2 per cent. In 1981, the first legislature to get a chance to act on the 1980 census figures, the big problem will be our constantly shifting big city populations with their masses of apartment dwellers who move frequently and erratically. Congressional redistrkting more or less se-ts the pace for legislative redistricllnn because the larger congressional districts, now totaling 24. provide the first division of the state with boundaries of slate senatorial and representative districts coming later. A recent publication by Wesley Chumlea. associate professor of political science at- Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, provides an excellent discussion at the history of congressional redistricting and its future prospects. Chumlea points out that "ihv silent (jerrymander, the simple failure to redistricl following a decennial census" is nothing new. The legislature waited until 1917 to redistricl congressional boundaries fallowing the 1910 census, resulting in two congressmen- al-large elected statewide instead of by assigned districts. The next redistnctirw did not Lake place until 1X33, based on the 1930 census, and this lasted until 1957. from 1950 to 1957 Texas had another congressman-at-large. Texas gained a 23rd congressman in 1960 but once again the legislature refused to come to grips with the problem and it was not until 1965 that a redistricting law, based on the i960 figures, was passed. This redistricting was promptly challenged because it allowed deviation of almost 20 per cent In population between some districts, and the 1967 legislature had to redraw district lints again. It was from these districts that congressmen were elected In 1968 and again in 1970. Nov.'. the 1971 redistricting bill, based on the 1970 census, remains to be tested. Chumlea said the latest bill may well mevl the Supremo Court's guidelines because the districts have a deviation or range in population of only 4.13 per cent between the largest and smallest. "Whether the)- (the new districts) meet the test of constitutionality or not is still a question," Chumlea says. 'Too many of the districts are anything but compact; some may not be altogether contiguous and one or two are positively grotesque in appearance." And in I97t legislators started their redistricting with the rural areas, moving into bit city areas to gain the needed population. Courts may decide the division should have started in the big cities, "Texas may gain another scat in Congress in 1981," said Ctiumlea, "but this depends entirely on the oVgnt* of population growth it experiences during the 1970s, relative to other states." Although Texas' population shot up 16.9 per cent In the 1970s, there were 17 other state* with higher growth rales. And 98 per cent of Texas' population increase in .the I96tts took place in the slate's metropolitan areas,, with 85 per cent of the increase coming from Dallas. Fort Worth. Houston and San Antonio. "Whether Texas gains an additional House seat in 1981 or not, it will still need to rearrange its congressional districts so they will adequately reflect its mobile, increasingly, metropolitan population." Chumlea says. Moochers elect Jerry Leist ol Anglcton is the new president of the Mineral Moochers of Brazoria County. Sen-ing with him will be Bill Mod, of Lake Jackson vice president; Vivian Fairer of Angleton, secretary- treasurer; and Dorothy Cicslinski and Frances Leist of Angleton. bulletin coeditors. VA FACTS Divir al ri Q — What is the largest loan the Veterans Administration will guarantee for a mobile home? A — For purchase of a mobile home only, $10,000 to I CONOR A TULA TIONS\ TO CONCORD SQUARE/WEST ON YOUR GRAND OPENING SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4*h (VfRY BANKING SfRVICC YOU NffDI t Sqvings Accownts t Checking Accounts • Banking jgy Mail • Travelers Checks t Money Orders Automobile Loons t Mortgage Loons t Personal Loans FIRST STATE BANK be repaid over 12 years and 32 days. Q - I am a World War II veteran who filed for VA pension and was told to submit a medical report of my disabilities. 1 don't have a doctor, and can't afford to pay for a physical examination. What should I do? A - Notify the VA office handling your claim of your circumstances. Describe your disabilities as best you can, making it clear that you are unable to pay for an examination. It may be possible to arrange for a VA clinic to examine you for your pension claim. Q — Is it true that pensioners over 72 years old no longer have to file annual income questionnaires with VA? A — Yes. A recent law exempts 72 year old and older pensioners and dependent parents drawing dependency and indemnity compensation during two consecutive years from filing these questionnaires. However, they still must report changes LD income. FRESH BAH Bg DAILT lHERS NU L W 3KUAD CONGRATULATIONS TO CONCORD SQUARE/WEST We Are Proud to Have Installed Your Year Around Air Conditioning For Your Townhouse Apartments USING THE VERY BEST EQUIPMENT INSTALLED BY 'LINDE DENNIS AIR CONDITIONING, INC. our money on Concord 100% interim and permanent financing provided by Foster Financial Corporation Mortgage Bankers 1101 Summit / P. 0. Box 171 / Fort Worth, Texas 76101 / 817-33&-6441 Houston: 2419 Fannln / 77002 / 713-227-5341 Dallas: 3726 Blackburn Street / 75219 / 214-528-9630

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