The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on March 16, 1966 · Page 1
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Baytown, Texas
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Wednesday, March 16, 1966
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Son. Invite* MR. OR MBS. H. H. DISfNEY 413 W. Homan to the Branson Theater. This coupo* Good Through Mtueh 23 for two tickets when presented at the Branson box office. The movie now shotting i* "MADAME X" aptofom YOUR HOME NEWSPAPER Serving BAY-TEX—The Golden Circle of Southeast Texas VOL 43, NO. 176 iAYTOWN. TEXAS. 77521 Wednesday. March 16. 1966 TELEPHONE NUMBER: 582-8302 T«i C*nH P«r Copy Baytown's 140-Ton ^Leaning Tower' Rests On New Foundation Sun Spots City Commiftees (Story Time THERE WILL be a joint meet-'STORY TIME will be from 10 to ing of the city planning commis-j 10:3 ° a - m - Thursday at Sterling sion and the parks committee at I Municipal Library. Children ages 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the coun-l four to slx ^^ invited. Children oil chamber at city hall. Dads Club ASKBEL SMITH Dads Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Scout House. Bridge Course ] under four must be accompanied by an adult. Club Meeting THE FACULTY Women's dub will rreet at 10 a.m. Saturday in the home of Mrs. D. C. Benton, 3401 Woodcrest. AN EIGHT - WEEK course in beginner's bridge will begin on! Monday night. March 28, at the [THE WOOSTER Garden Club Baytown YMCA. Hours will be from '.' to 9 p.m. Interested persons n.'ay phone 583-1797. * * * Weather And Tides PARTLY CLOUDY and mild with temperature range of 5678 degrees expected, Tuesday's high was 75 degrees with a low of 52. Temperature at the Sun weather station at 8 a.m. meet Thursday at the home of Mrs. Joe Traylor, 215 Burnet Drive, at 9 a.m. Delegates to the spring conference of the Coastal Prairie District IV Council of Garden Clubs will report. TSPE Speaker BAYTOWN CHAMBER of Commerce Manager Dave Moore will speak at noon Friday at a meeting of the Baytown Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers at Goose BATTOWJTS UEANUTG water tower on Baker Road has been righted by moving it to a new foundation. These pictures show various steps by the movers, 3La Plant-Adair Co. of Miami, Fla. The tower, which had a faulty foundation from the time of construction, weighs 140 tons. It was moved by winch truck over rails to the new foundation. It took about eight hours to jack up and move the tower, according to City Engineer Jack Morton. Cost to the city was $15,000. As soon as the job of connecting pipelines is completed, the water tank will b« filled. Xo water supply emergency resulted while it was out of service. The city recovered damages from the designers and builders of the tower. (Baytown Sun Photos by Clay $6 Billion Boost — Johnson Signs Revenue Bill WASHINGTON (AP) — Presi- actual funds to be spent under dent Johnson has signed a bill to bring the government about S6 billion in additional revenue over the next 15 months. He used the signing ceremony to announce he plans to ask Congress next year to make "Social Security benefits more adequate." Johnson gave no details but said he has asked Welfare Secretary John W. Gardner to make a study of possible improvements in Social Security. The bill the President signed Tuesday night — within three hours after Congress gave it final approval — grants Social Security coverage to about 300.000 persons over 72. The signing ceremony capped a busy day for the President which saw the of four mone Wednesday was 58 degrees, i^^j. 0^^- aub His to p ic Fog early Wednesday made will be ^ "Effect of U.S. Steel's (announcement on Baytown." traveling hazardous. THURSDAY Galveston tides will be low at 7:24 a_m. and high at 3:42 p.m. and 8:48 p.m. GROUND DEBBIE RICHARDS discovers that her relative is also someone else's kin . . ..Vernon Jones I iWebelos Ceremony A WEBELOS CEREMONY for seven Baytown Cub packs will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Camp Pveber. Plans for the ceremony will be made at a 7 p.m. meeting Thursday at the First Christian Church. 'Miss Kiigore* Finalist JUDIE ROUSH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Roush of Baytown, was one of five finalists in the "Miss Kilgore" election at Kilgore Junior College. A graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, Miss Roush is a Kilgore Rangerette. Sixth Graders wears a good - looking blue shirt . . . Mike Swanner is gen-j THE SIXTH Grade Ballroom Co- erous . . . Chris Alexander is tillion will have a party from 7 missed after moving to Leggett. ito 9:30 p.m. Friday at Roseland Tex. |Pavilion, Mrs. Bruce Roush an- Diar.e Clark is mistaken forjnounced. The date was changed someone . . . Carolyn Felknor from March 25 to March IS. looks forward to April 3 ... Diane Turner shows off some pictures . . . Butch Kelley writes a letter. Beulah Miles shares her camellias with many friends . . . Ruth Royder recalls a story about milk from a special cow she got from a dairy man in Cedar Bayou when her son was a tsby . . . Minnie Miner wears a vivid green dress in honor of St. Patrick's day . . . Edna Hart plans to conduct a plant tour, . . A 1 v e r a Griffin acknowledges membership in two organizations . Lou Britton almost accepts two jobs for a meeting Nita Cooke passes along some information early Garrert Herring gets interrupted when he's listening to a ball game. QUARTERLY SAVINGS DIVIDEND PAID MARCH 1. 1966 CITIZENS NATIONAL Member F.O.I.C. Post Matrons GOOSE CREEK Past Matrons Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. or Thursday in the home of Mrs. Fred Kielman, 331 Greenbriar. Public Meeting Set By LC Loan Fund The annual public meeting of the Lee College Community Loan Fund, Inc., is set for 7 p.m. Thursday in the Lee College student lounge. Roy Comeaux, retiring president, said all residents of the Baytown School District are invited. The agenda will include the election of 10 new directors to serve three-year terms, committee reports for the past year and discussion of future plans. After the public meeting, the 30-member board will convene for a brief meeting to elect new officers. this authorization are contained in the S13 billion-plus appropriations measure. — President Johnson signed another authorization measure to provide $4-8 billion for additional military hardware. The actual funds under this authorization are also in the $13-bil- ion-plus money bill. Tuesday's action on the tax bill enabled Congress to meet the March 15 deadline set weeks ago by the President. Johnson observed at the signing ceremony that by doing so Congress had saved the government SI million a day — the amount of anticipated revenue from the auto tax. Both of the excise tax increases restore levies lowered last year, and both are designed as temporary measures to run until June 30, 1967. The final votes to approve the bill — which was virtually the same as Johnson had proposed — were 72 to 5 in the Senate and 288 to 102 in the House. and Congress advancement measures to bolster the nation's Viet Nam war effort. The first effect of the tax bill is to increase from 6 per cent to 7 per cent starting today the excise tax on car sales. The measure also reinstates as of April 1 the 10 per cent tax on phone calls — the levy is now '6 per cent — and provides speedups in collection of corporate and personal income taxes. The latter takes effect May 1. The bill is expected to provide some S1.2 billion in extra money by June 30 and S4.8 billion during fiscal 1967 starting July 1 to help finance the Viet Nam war. There were these other developments : — The House passed and sent to the Senate an appropriations bill providing $13,135,719,000 in emergency defense funds, military assistance and foreign economic aid The House vote was 389 to 3, "and Senate approval | seemed assured, possibly today.! Construction Co. — The Senate okayed by voice! Not any of the men were se- vote and forwarded to the House j riously injured. Only one Monan authorization measure providing S415 million in extra eco- La Porfe Man Among 9 Hurt !n Alvin Blast A La Porte man, Kenneth D. Smith, 33, was one of nine men injured Tuesday in an explosion and flash fire at Monsanto Co.'s Chocolate Bayou plant som e 12 i after XV AND I'M TERRIBLY EXPERIENCED" Our World Today FEOM AP WIRES • The Southern Newspaper Publishers Association urges development of new and ex - panded newsprint production in the South to combat recent increases in newsprint prices- • Mrs. Gerda Munsinger, the German woman involved in Canada's sex and security scandal, declares that she has ne%-er been a Russian spy and that her relationship with two former Canadian Cabinet ministers was purely social. • Owens-Illinois announced Tuesday purchase of 160,565 acres of East Texas timberlands and a plywood mill at Keltys. • If you find that you owe some money on last year's income tax, you aren't by yourself. Even Sheldon S. Cohen, commissioner of internal revenue, has found he must cough up another §71.05. * Soviet space dogs Blacfcie and Breezy landed safely today Gemini Team Rides Titan 2 Into Orbit miles southeast of Alvin. Smith is a construction work- by H. J. Pruitt . , . , santo em P !ove vvas nurt and nomic aid. most of it for South j others were construction men. Viet Nam, with smaller sums The Monsanto employe was Herfor the Dominican Republic. Laos, Thailand and the President's contingency fund. The bert Hutson. 40, of Houston. He was treated for burns and released from the hospital at Alvin. G. F. Burton. 47, of Alvin, who suffered burns on his face, wasig un taken to Galveston County Me-'" Sports, Pollution To Be Discussed The Bayshore Rod, Reel and Gun Club will have a public meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday Tne ^ porte man at the club house at 3223 Mm- others were adn - itted to Alvi nesota dunng which talks andj- films on spon are scheduled The club will also make plans three spac e and an unprecedented Voters May Sign Later On Thursday The branch county tax office at 205 W. Defee will stay open until midnight Thursday on the last day of the free voter registration, Deputy Tax Assessor Collector A. B. Collins said. Approximately 682 persons have been registered to vote since March 3 in the Baytown area. A total of 107 have registered at the branch tax office. Deputy registration clerks are working at Weingarten's, Lewis and Coker on Bayway Drive, Highlands State Bank and Big Chief at Four Corners. The largest registration has been reported by Mrs. Lula Bailey at Weingarten's. The total registered there from March 3 through this past weekend was 248. The total registered by Mrs. O, M. Morris at Four Comers Big Chief and Highlands State Bank is 175. Mrs. O. W. Fayle has registered a total of 122 at Lewis and Coker. More than 56,000 persons have registered to vote in Harris County since the free registration began, Carl S. Smith, county tax assessor - collector said Wednesday. Persons who register before midnight Thursday can vote in the special election on March 26 to fill the U.S. Congress seat vacated by the death of Rep. Albert Thomas of Houston. So far , — . . ---- .. — ^ „,. — — .„„— ~~ *«orbit through high radiation only 16 persons have cast ab- belts, Tasg reported. Jsentee ballots in that election. Miss Threadgill Is First Sterling Teen Reporter Beverly Threadgill, Robert E. i She also was president of the -ee High School sophomore who Highlands student council and transfer next fall to Sterling president of a square dance 'iigh School, will have the distinction of being Sterling's first teen reporter for The Baytown morial Hospital where his condi- ition is described as fair. Delbert Griffin, 24, of Angleton, was treated and dismissed from the Alvin hospital. f Beverly is already working Two Killed In New Watts Area Riots LOS ANGELES (AP) Six hundred Negroes rampaged for six hours late Tuesday, leaving at least two dead and 26 injured in a South Los Angeles area still: showing scars of last August's ; bloody riot. A massive force of several hundred police swiftly sealed off a 36-square-block section in the predominantly Negro Watts district, then moved in to clear the streets of mobs firing guns, hurling bottles, looting stores and upsetting cars. Gov. Edmund G. Brown flew to Los Angeles, decided against calling out the alerted National Guard and announced: '-Everything is well under control for the time being." At the height of the outbreak a white truck driver, Lawrence Gomez, 30. father of five, was shot to death as he pounded on doors seeking refuge from a Negro mob. A 17-yea-r-old boy whose name was withheld by police was booked on suspicion of murder in Gomez' death. Shortly after Gomez was shot, Joe Lee Crawford, 33, a Negro, died as he walked out of a store into a sniper's gunfire, police said. No shots were fired by police during Ron Parish Is New Head Of Jaycees Ron Parish. 25, a salesman at Thad Felton's, was elected president of the Baytown Junior Chamber of Commerce Tues- the outbreak, Sgt. Dan Cooke, police public relations officer said. Police said 27 persons were arrested. Like last August, when the six-day toll was 34 dead and S4Q million in damage from looting and fire, the violence was triggered by a minor incident. Police said a Negro man threw a rock at a car driven by a white man. The white man, slightly injured, stopped and called police. It was about 3:20 p.m. and nearby Jordan High School was just letting out for the day. Negro students gathered around the group and began accusing the officers of brutality in arresting the rock hurler. Bricks and bottles flew from the growing mob. Police said Negroes started overturning automobiles and setting them afire. Violence spread like wildfire through the streets of Watts. ; The first victim, Gomez, stepped from his truck to make] a delivery of bottled water and was surrounded by young Negroes. "Let's get the water man." one shouted. Two shots were fired, hitting Momentous Space Chase Is Underway CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. CAP) — The Gemini 8 astronauts soared into orbit today on man's most difficult space venture and began stalking an Agena satellite across the sky in the first attempt to link up two orbiting vehicles. Neil Armstrong and David Scott planned to close in on the Agena late today after a 105,000- mile chase and complete the- historic docking about 6 p.m.. EST, high above South America. ' ' -"•"' .'". But the excitement of the action-packed flight won't end there. Three additional hookups are planned and Thursday Scott is to drift out into the silent emptiness of space for a record space walk of nearly 2% hours. By the time the astronauts return to earth Saturday, if all goes as planned, they will have rehearsed many of the vital techniques that must be perfected before men venture to the moon. r anu The great space hunt started a dozen I at n :41 a - m - £ ST with the thundering blastoff of a. Titan 2 rocket from Cape Kennedy. The 109- ioot-tall projectile vaulted upward on a blazing tail of hot gases and drilled Gemini 8 into vain, then fell to the sidewalk i and died. As looting, shooting and stab- le earth. Command pilot Armstrong separated the spacecraft from the Titan 2 and fired jet thrust- day night. Ainsworth. He succeeds Jim jbing spread, police mobilized I ers to provide the final orbital half the patrol cars in all seven j S p ee d of more than 17 500 miles metropolitan divisions andi an hour. rushed them to the Warts area .j The firing climaxed a specta- lo miles south of downtown Los j cu]ar i aunching doubleheader Angeles. j ;nat sta rted at 10 a.m. when an Officers said that at one time [Atlas burst away from another more than 600 Negroes were {launch pad to propel the Agena club. In the annual Highlands Jamboree last August Beverly was named "Miss Highlands" in community - wide competition. A talented pianist, she recent- SIS"" 2 " a ^E£*™2«*= Si SffiS-JS ion their faces and hands and are tor a political rally and chili i supper during the last of March otner l! « ured w *re J. H. and hear a report on the recent p aire . Jr > 43 - ° f Houston; Victor Milam, 43, of Waller; J. B. Evans, 30 of Algoa; C. J. Oliver. 46, of Cleveland, and F. W. Mar- oyster fry. The two films to be shown are each in three parts. The topics will include family fishing in Canada, mountain lion hunting with bow and arrow, tips on water pollution, live bait fishing, field dressing white-tail deer and fishing in Alaska. The tntire two shows will last 45 minutes. A discussion of water pollution is also planned. tin, 48, of Angleton. closely with the Sterling person- b" auditioned for the "Salute to nel and is preparing articles to| Vouth " television program in be published this spring on stu- j Houston. She teaches piano les- 3ents" first impressions of thej sons and frequently plays the new Sterling building. Beverly piano and organ at Highlands ylso will write about the courses | Methodist Church. She is active and organizations to be provid-l in the Methodist Youth Fellow- and many other ship. Besides music, collecting rocks is a favorite hobby of Beverly. During the fall semester at REL, Beverly was vice president of the Pow-Pont Co. in Junior Achievement. She sings so- jjrano in the sophomore choir and is a member of the Junior Opti-rnisses. "Beverry is a very capable and enthusiastic person," Mrs. Winnie Brown, Sterling High School principal, said. "She has a great deal of drive." Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Threadgill, 504 N. Mag- jnolia. Highlands, Beverly was W F Zimmerman, manager j ihe t ' een reportel l for Highlands of the plant, which covers somejj unior High last year 500 acres, said the explosion took place at 7:30 p.m. in the relatively small ethylene unit as the result of an apparent gas leakage. He called the explosion a "minor" one. "The incident occurred during Oyster Supper AN OYSTER supper for members of San Jacinto Council No. 2788 and their wives will be HABRIS COUNTY FEDERAL, Saving* sad Low Assets Over $27,000,000.00 supper will be free. Grover Edge, president, said I a routine shutdown of one of the held at the Knights of Columbus the genera] public is invited and j units," he said. "A small fire|,Hall at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The that free coffee will be served, was extinguished by plant firemen. Damage to the affected unit was minor." Zimmerman said the gas which ignited was propylene, a liquified petroleum gas. He said a sizable portion of the plant had been shut down for repairs before the explosion. SAVE IN THE ROUND CITIZENS OF TEXAS BEVERLY THREADGILL Other new officers are Mike Murphy, first vice president; Milton Stewart, second vice president; John Shearer, secretary, and John Manthey, treas- rer. New directors are Jack Sims. John Sandhop, Mike Walters and Gene Santana. Jerry Coon is a hold-over director. The election of officers was held at the Chamber of Commerce building, with Gary. Garner, Ronnie Koepke and rioting in the streets, lined with (target satellite into orbit 185 gutted buildings never restored miles high—precisely the path after the August outbreak desired. Police set up barricades j As the Agena was drilled into around the area centering on!? circular orbit, 185 miles out (Se e KIOTS, Pape 8) ' (See GEMINI. Page 8) Political Unrest Reigns In Viet; Fighting Rough Hawkins, Bob SAIGON, South Viet Nam.tary rulers. There were more Joe irenley asj(AP) — American paratroopers ' in the northern provinces in the judges. j battled 600 guerrillas for foui-;wak e of the ouster of the corn- Parish is married to the for-jhours today on the ninth day ofimander of th e army's 1st Corps. *"" ---- "'*•- ' ' • ;the unrest. He told a welcoming ions of Viet Cong crowd of more than 5,000 to cial assignment for Humble Oil! •p-.-n hat->ni j -.-> f ' /*~* T^L. •*"•* * 1_ ' tl«3**w«« *> *J*. •* if-\ v^*..-*ti, *~«U«»*j Ui fiiUitT UJtlli */ f U\AF LO and Refining Co. The Parishes; j^^ a battalion of the 17 3rd think of their country first, not have a month-old daughter Me-; Airborne Bd de from aU d -j of naiities . * *• ^ Missouri"*' y C ^ J226 i rec «™s this morning in the first; 3ut as ^ appea]ed for ]Qyai . Missouri i significant Red reaction to the Born in Marion. HI Parish j AUied s Jhe Americans ; has been in lexas since hej caHed {or air and arti , Iery sup j fired him last agitation School in 1958 and enlis' Jhe Navy. He served four and was discharged March 1961, with the rank ol man, second class. After his dis- i charge, he worked in Califomi? j two years and then came to! Bavtown in 1963. and 3 captured, ,..«„_ ° er ' at least two provin- jcial capitals in the area. j The political demonstrations In"the central highlands the- in Hue were accompanied by a .S. 25th Ir.fantrv Division re- general strike that brought most >rted a hard fight with a rein- business in the old imperial cap- Jfored Viet Cong company; ltal to a halt. Thousands of per- NEW BODY SHOP Used & New Cars 2401 Hwy. 146 THAD FELTON »INCE ^^"^f^rh^lf IUround Dariac, Smiles'norU,';«»s marched through 'the the M.ssoui-1 Street Church ofj east of Sai • Thfi infantrympn • streets, supporting Buddhist de- Christ. | kjned 33 communist in a series i mand s t°r national elections^ I of skirmishes that forced the: —- _^_ JReds southward, a U.S. spokes-i jman said. j ! The Communists knocked out | three U.S. helicopters. Their I :rews were rescued. | Political trouble continued to plague South Viet Nam's mili-' Peoples State Bank Member F.D.I.C. "BEST BANKING IN TOWN"

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