The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on June 20, 1973 · Page 22
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The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas · Page 22

Freeport, Texas
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Wednesday, June 20, 1973
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FACTS EDITORIAL Brazos canal They Also Serve Who Only Stand and Walt on old dr A prapoaal to create a barge canal an the Bratoa River at far north as Waco to a year further in the future than th* supertanker S«adoctt ven- tswe. But Its economk potential is as siCAif leant TVre are some similar factors in At baife canal and Seadock. Both arc meant to take advantage of a simple fact: Where commodities are to be shipped in large quantities for (rent distances, water carriers are me cheapest form of transportation. For both, Freeport is the transfer point This is where barge cargo from Waco may be moved to steamship hoUs, and supertanker oil is pumped to onshore storage for distribution. And the two ventures are similar in that the economic advantages of being located near the transfer point are probably very Important to a great many enterprises, but are beyond conjecture at this point. The idea of a navigable canal is as old as Texas. It was probably what caused Stephen F. Austin to locate his original colonies in this county. He envisioned plantations developing far north into Texas' heartland, with the Braaoa as the means of getting supplies to them and agricultural products from them. Tbe transfer paints between river vessel and seagoing snip would be wharves from Braaoria downstream. Vessels did navigate the Braios as far upstream as the Navasota vicinity, at great profit to shippers. But the river was never dependable as a means of regular traffic. It is a great river, with a vast watershed. Either basin-wide drought or seven? rainfall anywhere on the basin could render the river unsuitable for navigation. It would too often drop to shoal levd, or rise to flood velocities- There were thoughts of bringing the river's caprices under control, from Waco to the mouth. Four proposals were abortive. Congress authorized Corps of Engineers studies in 1852, in IB*, in 1892, and in ISM. All four BRUCE BJOSSAT reports were unfavorable for federal work. Then In 1900 Congress a&ktnl for two surveys from the mouth to old Washington, ami (rom that point to Waco, The report by tl«> district and division engineer was favorable (or improvement of the river between old Washington and Waco. It would take 18 locks and dams, and would cost W 5 million. The Chief of Engineers matte no recommendation Some lock construction WAS earned out after that, but the project was never completed, nor used The abandoned structures are still there. at several points tm the river Perhaps there Is greater knowledge now in the field of hydrographies fur determining feasibility Also, it number of mainstream and tntuitary dams have lessened the degree at river flooding and silting For some years, there \v,is a proposal for a similar venture on Uw Trinity River, government-financni ' Its intent was to open the UallavKi. Worth area's agriculture and industry production to the Gulf But it involved local share 1,-ornl issues for adjacent counties Oj> portents contended with validity thai proposed user fees were too low. creating too great a subsidy by u.\ payers who would receive liti.V benefit. Voters turned the fi rune ing down this year by so ga*a£ a marginal to discourage any further 'Aori on that idea. That's when some oi' the .Mint- interests turned their attention to th* Brazos They propose a huge gr;un elevator at the Port of Krwport. And if studies prove the feasihtlity, ttx-y plan to finance the canal with private funds, through a consortium sar.tbr to Seadock's It will take many years tacoasirucl the canal But when opened, the transfer point may be at Uw.- sUrt oi becoming one of the nation's principal seaports i8*t*r? THK BUAWIWPORT FACTS % ifS-^h-v* fV>,V,- BUSINESS MIRROR Comment and Opinion WtJaewlay. Jaat ». ItTJ !'*«« I ANDERSON MEftRY-GO-*OUND Low disobeyed by SBA Chief Kleppe My .Mu whit* HIMM*. iro«*le»h*8<»r ft Owlucci <»r»rt*d th* Sen»JJ 6u*t ta &tcb*y th« Uw. » (t»* agency t» d«rtw* tfe*« art** and rt*h «m«rffncy *J4 t» ' foot N V , th* «s«ii«B<a«aW« ITT Nonsilent Agnew is Nixon loyalist M «^M*£^B^ ^^k kd> ^1* i IMI • -, , Bin i r • OBVMBI nsB to ais an prospects. Vie* PnsMss* Aanew thus far has com* i SB the side of loyalty U President ta la* srdsak of Watergate. He i la separate himself by site&c*. Carisaafr, the toggta w«r what I IdOiSSJnOBC vaCivts who sre U bt his rather than party analyst* tact aay feature tekyaky OB Agnew • outrage the conservative*. further that it u « perilous i for any vk*pmidtet, even when Is uodcr siege, in IMS. I Husnoarty bad • similar dilemma WMaat fnfaawi in the contest of la* VwtawB war. ••I •« bavt alrtady discovered that • gaaiauaynaasrvatrfts. rooted ia a kind af pariat faartsmetitihtrri, are more critical of Mr. Nuurn and i «f Us associates than is any other tfet viu arsiiBHSt's newest ipstch ia asfsan of tat Prsajasnt is a fresh answer la lass* critics, sspseially those who are uMsac aasr-istal ffftfM * HMO him. Whasfvar AfBtw's rsaswiing. he could feardry bt ieoBrssssd by their recourse to tf» aaaastf "BMsW" afforded by Calvin rtafiaai ia tat ill-starred Harding era. la at start «ac account, Vic* President CsaMaft is atrtraytd as kstping sUtnt wfeila Prstlitsat Wsme Harding bscame "staasVy isaaUcalsd" in the framed taass oil isast jftrKlal which, ! ataars. scarrsd Us regime. -tf MH *<w( If ut *« Nixon now addict on economic control ») JUltNtt NSIVK .\l' ttattafM .Vmlj-tt NKW VOHK ;.A«'» The Jiinnm* it aMJuatsK.-:* a Jiuntrururd ta '**• It* wcci fcrfufv SMIMH Mini onwhfflCTis, "W* <nf i» lun-utic." tnerv 10 thac j (JepttxieU upon c c»etro6» lift* tvveaftue ""Tt» t'teif 'i mnuiltimi fi/rsi p»*£6ii»?.JlCS 8* r«v«t>* ia Uac maiiV < *iin to f 7 Niton avratw su ucccxtct prw* that the lu'tuc *>U (r»e"i* lo fe»» tjwa t*» y**ri Afid *t thjt t» enin) Ay* VJ it t» tn 6«r foikwutd 4 shwvJ *!u-«-.p{ «}acir 11TS it cMtfrob o (tut fruttt ^< t&cne !ft« EsitiJiB at Ox ffsad Hut ey ur..irf«St3i4S*rf Nttsn't the »>jukt aetran tx Sl< ftat i'» -truer *t r«<*rvt».'«« to cvca««i«iJ tvipraomj. "wfc tai Su rviasjtnitf ttsaMt be. bi«i«W. fear* tfw v Ui^ft t&OMtratmi tfus prtrv toi Well, fini olJ, the ail scaedal did rux break until after Harding died ia i*S When it did, U ttever Irapls-cairtl lUrd^i While Harding lived, there »M nothicg !o? CooUdge to defeod w.ib rr^jrd to TMpot Dome. Furthermore, his reputation o-» "Stlcc? Cal" waa oot earned ta h» d»y» A» «k«president. He made many 5pe«6« *« an adnuotttratton /epreientdtivc Hs« mail rebabk b»ogr»pher. Donald R MrOqr. adds: "Cboltdge wii plttitudiiwut. but be gave full support to the president in h:i ipctr<chc-.i around the nation And the wktnn Yankee lent respectability to Harding* foverament and lU pc.ic>« " Nor thould it be (crgottm Uxst m the liQQi aod for a ctx*»tdrr*We ume thereafter. vicf-preswJenU were e>en U*i iofluenttal than In the present age Coolidge it pictured ai no kUid of force in Hanliagi admuuUralion He wit rardy consulted, says McCoy, "perhapa bccauM be wa* to unas^erUve that he vtu ra.»ly overlooked To the extent that he was quiet. McCoy concludes it ww not by political design but because "hu reserve was part of hi* nature." McCoy goes oo "He »bo wanttd to remain hu o-*n man He wanted little involvement unksi be had . ll Wt -juvrir So fc* tutcrabir i( r*cr»*ar7 ir*i r»m f*rmi.»aifci"p tht* f;ixr t» fean on 4 crutch, M*rsy «tonotr.s.»t« »ha c irul t toco* <rwi tfcleil Shaiti «* to tutfi of 1«5T4|{ 440 rw} ntupi about .«MU* (WTO ( Bui Ifcc wieaJ Mirnu to h*»»« rrf thj', tw » * ewxfen* Of cftjfswr'-rr at VatUit* k*j him ta the c4 U» AU a, (or th» best to UM« t»»« «rf «S t fcnKirn! tir*.r (h« !*» dffmaiafi t'at ckme to tl moetl». lh» r««-d »fcww», Mrin htM i?.s«rcr*f,«i thw (not of by INt :o i24ti«ii<c« rtxSy ia Ihr N Lhr *'.<44 permit jcetbrr rarcotk HAL BOYLE'S PEOPLE Odd town names dot West Virginia Bj Kit HAWK AHKU.I Not until October, VfQ. f*o month* after Hardxng's death, did a senate inquiry begin to uncover the Teapot Dome affair involving the late president'* Interior secretary, Albert Fall. The real revelations came in \fH Coolidge kepi hi* Hanging not by silence but by responding ta coogrwtiooil prod and naming a special inquiry cwnmiiice lirNTINGTON. W Va sAP> Would you ciarr wnd mjil in letter Gap. W Va "• Sl.xiM you bring pocket change to Toll Ldtc ill rural su:e», We»t Virginia U nch in unufue communtly name* At lea*t one (amity we know hu madea game of it "If yow'ft in a hurry, vlwt (jukk — Kanavnha County "U Hlco - Kayetl* County • taif the »ue of His - -Summer* 1 Anyone lUnd up in Duck -- Sotne of ihe town urne* bring the kidding upon thems«lve* Flipping thrutgh ttie page* of your UNIT guide brochure, would you consider upending the weekend m Mud. Sod, Dingy . I>io*. Droop. Gip. GaJ. Cave w Crab Orchard? I j^rrncr Millov who an* jm<l> pruixl ut iiiiM/i-;i u rvading Uic itMJt- of our «-*n rc»|wiun^ilitie* "HE SAID, WJC-'i.'JKU HATHKIt AUK THtfcK WHO IU-UH THK W()HU (*' tJOU AM> KKKI* H' l^ike M 28 (US V i It i* »(r jimi- IH/W prM,«- we are to allrtbuUt ilwt Ixvd » dotoga to other cau*c* and lo identify Hun as anyoiie except Who He fully is "IT WAS SAID BY SOME THAT JOHN HAD BKEN IUI.SKD KHOM Till: DEAD, BY SOME THAT KL1JAH HAD AFPEABED, AND BY OTHEHS TIUT ONK OF IKK OLD PROPHETS HAD R4SKN " UAe »,7* (H,S,V ) THE BRAZOSPOIT FACTS 4m •***•»« • IWMM I *M <*MtfffW MM I'M 'J^l >»>«»') I/ ttftfOm Mxnt" PMtt S«MI f ••»••* lM«SW *,• >>«fvl. UM< to (U»lr» l M W t. '«» *« r>M|«k «i< >M •» IWPW. **» -< »•*«•» - ...... -' — ----- W t tttmm It* U.M U* OS* Sfw fo 'CBBtfU* xlife tRie i»» '"«.-^.i j«i«' "t *<5ufeftt.i! S«««.l Sftr Uw -tut*, t «W«« *4 S*B tt«J»>«ilf ni \,i t fti.4SC*< al! S«;t. "Jl* <)i»j«i ' !i 1,1 i ;.»•« if it<i!».<«i /U i'. - *ni» *!«Jif*-{ e^ nt» J !*!!* fi«e srif»vH{ bum 5Nt * ft.i.a ^te«»! ''4*i<* !J6<e IfirmSmi < krsutt W.|»t'.'.ttlJ H«l? l '.ftt» rrr m vi«t\«T«*'. wnmt JTT'j JIM BISHOP: REPORTER Bride fakes dad to cleaners in a tux U you were tired o< bit city We and looking far • peaceful borne to tpend the rest erf your Me, Urvw like T*U«4W. nadereiU. lUrnwrfsy. Friendly. fUnnaorc and Kowddl* mi|ht catch your eye Bot what aboM I-mw^vilk. Boaao. Dem, flto. Odd or Omp* 1 It'» interesting to note that foflu la Grant County once were a bit w**e formal than Raleigh Cownuna* In (imol. therv'i Arthur • but il'i Artje In Hakigh Some communttiea tnu*t have b*eo oantcdinahurry You hear na»M» like Si* - McDowell County - or I'uik - Calhoun » and aik Sit or Ptok what? O«w could *ay Weat VkrytniaiM nave an affintly for itrange (OaomacM*. but »t Kvukto't *»m to otiend the reafcteola of Affinity. WHwter County I 1/7 to f««ir«i B. toas ft* ttwfet t&tt Ifeui n*r> <t»J r««f * Tww to |» TV Ott«*M. 4i t A "Yen raa'l Th* IJi« WMCO Tfery mad* t*q to their daughur* T»«. Ibi? Wr» their life uvtc^t on the buty went wwU uoiU her ft* M * to a boy with a vacMMM «*pr*MMo *mt »co» KECf 'CM DUMB EducaUM »" M atRkttan btcatwe II m«d» UM giro a* kao«ltdf**Me *.« Uw mm ~ perhapi more to The (etnafe* deveJofw^ a hteiU look, the tbOitj la *«• Uraight thrvugh a man and out the other tide Aad that to tutu, tvetvvd tats a of reflect and * cuHivation al Ww *»>-.•» lv.t wwid brtak H* S»n It* II .Wi yn ta MdtKM fkh, h* » kid r*a fata** ** .f The We mm knew how dumb men were, it wa* rutMMS to bath ikies to M th* l*4kM know I am not on* of the** chauvtottts •no beit«vss that brides should be kept barefoot sod pregnaal t havs bees in favor of shots ail my We SUlJ. my heart iinki s tittle ss ths month of June. Spoon, Moon. Soon sits ttop tht calendar More couples wtij bt married this month than at any other tun* Dots the brUhegrootn tabs have s choke' No. sir The Ittllt lady picks tht date, goes tola stcrttivt huddks with her oW lady, aod they open tht campaign with an of u ' M an The ckric get* an vtttctepc »ith * •mount TV* ca(cr«r jtti U aU H« vt »»IUBg is a ptuUt hide***; *ith a tawr PMTV c«(Ab», a fruit cocktail and » HanhaUaa The cateitr na» no heart. nrver had a ft That wont, you wtU turn, to net to cleaaUacM M«auM get* on the harp and call* all b« girl (rkwti. all hw ajri frtmil, and aU Uw (mate and cwictaf ud tn Md> acuM, iacr« an cocktaili and cookie* wMi llM ta*a» an In Mirinfi and ONI.V THK B»arT The fr«tio*4«n UK* (or th«» Mfis« plant* All twcr driekcrt fr»ert i« Uw lw»> Scotch MgmoivrafiaiittaMuU (Mrmu •nd the bn4al coupk tlatt Uw ftr>t «alu Tht lather el Uw brid* Ukw her tn bin arm* for the final time Uu -baby Memnsa t* buay tttudyifig th« gmin »«rf» by Vbt groora't owther and feeling Uui il makea her lock fat , Everybody taia and djirJn w thuugl) they juat escaped from Wounded KM* Hour* and bour» Ut«r, when the ta*t tnpty baa boeo turned head down, th« fUuJ fMM dtparta N«My (Mfika of De*r Old l>*d All of Uw frkod» »h«kc their heads tadly and »ay "I'll give U *l*

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