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The <T. EL 900 Jooec Road to the Branson Theater. Thl* GooJ Through March 25 lor two tickets when presented »t the ?*.-.« »«««»i box office. The movie BOW •fcowinc ta "THE UGLY DACHSHUJTD- aptoton ..c •• WEEKEND EDITION Serrmq fAY-TEX—Tte Gofcfcii Circle of SevriMosf Texas VOL 43. NO. 179 BAYTOWN. TEXAS. 77521 Sunday, March 20, 1966 TELEPHONE NUMBER: 5t2-*3G2 Ton Cvnts P*r Copy DEFINITE CA-TV DECISION DUE THURSDAY Sun Spots Wesf Kiwantans W. D. (BILL) Hinson, assistant superintendent of the Baytown School District, will discuss the crop - out problem at the West Baytown Kiwanis dub at noon Monday at the Rebel Inn. Donce Planned BAYTOWN CITIZENS Band Radio Qub will sponsor a dance April 1 at the Fireman's Hall on Lee Drive with music by the Runaways, a Bpytown band. Tickets at $1 each may be purchased at the door. Center Named For Albert In Houston To Be Dedicated j The Albert Thomas Communi-i ty Center headquarters building at 2211 N. Main in Houston, part of a community action program on the war on poverty, will be formally dedicated at 4 p.m. next Tuesday at th e center. Mrs. Thomas will be on hand for the dedication and will be presented a resolution praising the work of her late husband, who as congressman was in - strumental in helping to get the first research grant which later resulted in a demonstration action program in this neighborhood. Several Baytown friends of the late congressman are expected to attend the ceremonies. The program is operated by the Houston Action for Youth, a voluntary agency, in an area on the north and west side of Houston. A program of neighborhood services is provided, including day care for children, family life improvement, a Medicare alert and, last year, project head - start in cooperation with the Houston School Dis - trict. Mrs. Helen J. Lewis, executive director, said Congressman i homas was instrumental in helping to get the first gram which was sponsored by President Kennedy's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime. It is now funded by a grant from the Office of Economic Opportunity. The headquarters building, a remodeled store, covers half a city block. * * * Weather And Tides SUNDAY Gaiveston tides will be low at 9:39 a.m. and high at 2:18 a.m. and 4:36 p.m. MONDAY Gaiveston tides wiH be low at 10:06 a.m. and high at 4 ajn and 4:48 p.m. College Honors GAY McFARLAND. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. \V. A. McFarland oJ 1603 Adams, has been awarded semester honors for scholastic achievement during the first semester at Wheaton College in Illinois. She is a senior student. To Honolulu MR, AND MRS. W. D. Wiley of Mont Belvieu left Wednesday for Honolulu to visit their son- in-law and daughter, MSgt. and Mrs. Arnold Avant, who are there with the Air Force. 20-Year Reunion MEMBERS OF the 1946 class of Robert E. Le e High School are asked to contact Mrs. Amy Currie or BUI Kubflt about plans for a 20-year reunion. Mrs. Cur-j lie's phone number is 566-5915 j and Kubik's phone number is 582-4575. Hospital Patient KENNETH P. Smith of La Porte is in Gulf Coast Hospital room 207. Smith was injured in the Monsanto explosion Tuesday night. He cannot hav e visitors. Baylor Choir JTLL MYERS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon L. Myers. 801 West Sterling, has been selected to be a member of Baylor University Freshman A Capella Choir. The group will begin tour! on May 28, performing at var-i ious points en route to Chicago, j Illinois by way of Springfield, j Point Candidates PAT BLAKENEY. a colonel in Chamber Topic— Plans For New Gas Plant Told By BOBBY SUTPEIN United Gas Corp.'s new S700,- 000 plant now under construction near Cedar Bayou in West Chambers County was described to Chamber of Commerce members Friday by A. H. Wei] of Shreveport, U n i t e d ' s gas plants superintendent. Weil said the plant will em- ploye one man assisted by maintenance personnel. "However, we feel a contribution to the economic well - being of your community has been made through the expenditure of something in excess of 570,000, a goodly portion of which repre- .ents payroll for construction labor," he said- He had earlier introduced L. C. McCarley, who will be foreman of the Gaiveston Bay plant. He also displayed a map of the bay area showing the pipelines constructed by United Gas reaching inland to the Cedar Bayou plant and into another pipeline to supply Warren Petroleum at Mont Belvieu. Fluor Corp. is contractor fo»- Expected For Annual Chamber Banquet Monday Some «SQfl persons are expect- the Army Reserves, is interest-]ed to attend the annual Saved in talking to any junior stu-jtown Chamber of Commerce dent in high school who may j banquet Monday night, March be interested in attending West j 21, at the Goose Creek Country Point. He may be contacted at Club. his home, 135 Ridgeway, phone j Carl 566-7418. Cooper, well - known the Cedar Bayou plant, whicl "is built around an entirely nen idea and is only the second o its kind," Weil said. He said it will process abou 40 million cubic feet of gas per day and develops a low temperature. It will produce about 8CK barrels a day of salable products. The Mont Belvieu frac- lionation plant will .further separate these materials into finished products. The speaker said the development of the Mont Belvieu salt dome as a storage area for liquefied ptroleum gases has been a big factor in the growth of the petrochemical industry in this area. "The collection and storage oi such large quantities of these essential hydrocarbons has brought such operations as Gulf Petrochemical, Sinclair Oil & Gas, Texas Eastern and others." Weil began his talk with a history of his company, which he said was incorporated in 1930 by the merger of five major oil and gas comapnies and some -JO associated companies located principally in Texas and Louisiana. It is one of th e largest landlers of natural gas and has major interests in oil and gas production, mining and petrochemicals, he said. He also introduced other com- I.any officials who were head:able guests at the luncheon, including R. U. Vandervoort ol Houston, district manager of United Gas and Pipeline; J. C. ?pencer, section foreman o* Deer Park; and P. W. Eatman o£ Houston, project manager for he Fluor in construction of the ,!ant. To Look At Parks MARY JEAN Schwartzkopf! former Baytonian and Robert E. i Lc< High school student, is in; Baytown for the weekend from! Houston . . . Ronnie McCrawj has his picture taken . . . Leigh' Redmond is seen at the grocery store . . . Linda V'idrine is honored with a very fine party. Richard Plato gives a few dancing instructions . . . Rayj Gene Chandler takes a trip. . . Steve Bouch can't get his car started ... Jo Nell Handley awaits the arrival of a few friends - . . Sandy Land also has her picture made. Billy Todd lends a helping hand . . -The Barrel Whites take In a rodeo over the weekend. . . Anne Bender looking forward to summer school at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. Joe Whittington was seen stranded twice on the way to Huntsville . . . Anna Sawberger this weekend . . . Lee College is producing a lot of hairy faces, for the beard - growing contest . . . Ann Hemphill goes camping . . . John Bednorz visits with an old friend . . . Thurman Rowlett seen grocery shopping. QUARTERLY SAVIWGS DIVIDEND PAID MARCH 1. 1966 CITIZENS NATIONAL M»mb«r K.D.I.C, HAVE GERM- WILL TRAVEL Our World Today • Gemini 8 astronauts return to Cape Kennedy to help experts determin e why their space flight suddenly turned from triumph to near tragedy. • South Viet Nam military government meets lor tliree hours to assess the situation caused by the ouster of General Thi and the mounting Buddhist protests. • Senate's China hearings are escalating into a tug of war between members of the Foreign Relations Committee over whether experts called to testify are presenting a bal- ancd picture. • Execution of war profiteer s e nd s wave of fear through the ranks of South Viet Nam's black market operators and speculators. • Pope Paul's document on mixed marriages goes far deeper than many experts expected. • United States tt-IIs Soviet Union, after puzzling three day delay, that it is now prepared to sign a new U. S.- Soviet cultural exchange agreement. • Lynda Bird Johnson whirls through Hollywood with actor George Hamilton, her frequent escort of late. She celebrates her 22nd birthday Saturday. • Esri Warren, 75, Saturday, is not giving serious thought to stepping down as chief justice of the United States. • South Vietnamese troops mop up a Communist concentration area 50 miles northeast of Saigon following air assault. East Texas humorist, will be | the main speaker. Cooper is as-i sistant manager of the East I/*I|-. ^~U~d«I D^MA! Texas Chamber of Commerce, j CITY' jCllOO! I Clll6! serving the regional chamber 1 •* ifor the past 16 years. ] H e writes a monthly news letter informing the East Texas chamber membership on legislative events taking place in Washington and Austin. He spends quite a bit of time in Austin during sessions of the State Legislature and travels frequently around the country "selling" East Texas to industrial contacts. He also has traveled to South j JVEW OFFICERS OF THE Baytown Junior Chamber of Commerce have been elected. Standing-, left to right, are Mike Murphy, first vice president; Ron Parish, president; Milton Stewart, second vice president. Seated, left to right, are John Manthey, treasurer, and John D. Shearer, secretary. Murphy Is employed at Cnlpepper's; Parish with Thmd Feiton's; and Stewart, an attorney with Reid, Strickler, Gillette and Ramsey. Manthey is •with Citizens Texas Savings and Loan Association and Shearer is in the real estate and insurance business. (Baytown Sun Photo by Clay Nolen) Third (Proposal Is Again Turned Down By BILL, HART MAN A definite decision en a com munlty television ar jtenna sys tern (CATV) in Bayiown is due at the city counc : d's regular meeting Thursday. This is not to say that a franchise will be granted; rather that a decision wil'i be made or whether CATV win even come to Baytown. No action, but plenty of discussion, was held during a called meeting Fridssy. The council las two proposa'ls in its hands — one from Sout'hwest Teleview, fae,, a subsidiary of Power Generating Co. of Houston, and one from Baytc.wn Antenna Co. Much of Fri day's time was used in an attempt to have a third proposal presented. Bay- iown attorney Joe 2am again requested council to consider his company's bid. Zorn repr esents Southwest CATV. But council stuck by its previous ruling that no proposals would be tak.en past the Feb. 24 deadline. Zorn contended that an actual 'deadline" was never set. He showed councilmen a letter his 'irm received inviting them to submit a proposal. The letter was dated Feb. 14. The attorney pointed out the final pamgraph in the letter, Army Tour Over— Back To Baytown From Korea By WASBA OBTON A" new name, a new family .nd American citizenship accom- any the return of James Soon Choung to Baytown. A lot has happened to the ersonable young Korean since e lived here several years ago n the home of Mr. and Mrs. Claude G. Muston. For the past six years he has erved in the U. S. Army, a our of duty that took him right ack to his homeland. In Korea A joint committee of school 4r& ^ SaSS^'E'S ?^S a £ I SS^S; 22* ** u - s - —** of additional park sites in Bay- generaj town. The committee is made up of Durfa g Korean wife. children. Sue Meline, 16 months, time he They have two . school representatives Tillman an fl James Jr., 4 j O'Brien, Seth Mitchell and Bill; James was the nam e chosen m,r,,™ „„,* „;,.. ~»,,~«™,.,, 5 ..^ and city representatives America with a group of stu- 1 Ra > Tnond Donnelly, Ben Wilson dents on the East Texas Cham- (member of parks committee' s citi . zen. The Army sent him to San Francisco for his citizenshio and City Manager Fritz Lan- ceremony. At that time he was am - 'given an opportunity to change The group will study the [bis name if he liked. dents on the East Texas Chamber "Junior Ambassau>_. Tour." New officers of the Baytown chamber will be introduced at | the banquet. Brief remarks will j particular emphasis on using j whole name," he smiled. "After be made by the outgoing presi-! school land and city equipment'all I do look like a Korean and overall needs of Baytown, withj "I decided to not change my dent. Perry Britton, and the new president, Eldon Berry. Vocal entertainment will be provided by Mr. and Mrs. Bill Schubert. A social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the banquet at 7:30 p.m. Sun To Solute Boyfown CC The Baytown Sun Monday will publish a special tribute to the Chamber of Commerce. to provide the facilities. still be Korean.' He can laugh now about that James and his family arrived trying journey but at the time her e last week, choosing Baytown as the place they want to live. House - hunting and job-hunting are the two things keeping James busy now. The Choungs are staying in the Muston home. "Mr. Muston is just like a father to me and Mrs. Muston just like my mother," James said. "They are wonderful peo- 'I think part of my name should'recalled. Muston was responsible for James coming to America in 1954. A captain in the Air Force in Korea, Muston knew James on the air base. James was working as a house boy for the airmen while attending school. Muston arranged all the paper work necessary for James to come to America. He was 16 then, flying from Korea to San Francisco, and then going by bus to the Muston home in Lometa, Tex. "Every 10 minutes I was asking the bus driver, 'Where's Lometa, Tex.?' I bet he wanted to throw me off the bus," James he was a frightened young man in a strange country. The language barrier was a problem, resulting in some humorous incidents. For instance during a two hour delay in El Paso, he wanted to buy a new pair of trousers. H e saw several trousers on display in a show window and entered the store. The man in the store then took him to a department store to get his trousers. James had entered a dry cleaning establishment. James grows very solemn when discussing North Korea and the tragedy of losing his family when he was 14. An American B-29 bomber wiped out his home near Poyong, the capitol of North Korea, while James was in school. His par(Se* KOREA, Page 9) Five Beauties In VFW Competition The Miss Baytown VFW beau- Jo Ann McKenzie, 16, daugh- ty competition set for Saturday, ter of Mrs. Helen Jean Bartlett March 26, has attracted five!of 123 W, Sterling and a junior contestants so far. at REL. A parttime employe at Mrs. Ben Riggs, chairman of i ithe Baytown Police Department, the arrangements, said there | sne is sponsored by the police are several sponsors who do not , department. Due Here Next Year— Faculty Desegregation Seen One change in the Baytown school system for 1966-67 will be some desegregation of the teaching staffs of Negro and predominately white schools if the district is to comply with the requirements of tne U.S. Office of Education as explained to school officials at a Houston meeting. This means that some Negro amtaining 36 pages packed | toachers may teach in predomi . with Baytown stories, and advertisements saluting the chamber's work, the supplement will be distributed to more than 400 persons attend- nateiy white schools and some white teachers may teach in the Negro schools. Supt. George H. Gentry, who Ing the chamber's annual attended the session, said the >JL,,..f v™a<^ r,irf,t i Baytown system's voluntary plan for progressive desegregation for 1965-66 was approved by the U. S. Commissioner of banquet Monday night. Material for the supplement was prepared by Sun Staffers Wanda Orton and Bobby Sutphin. Pictures were taken by Sun staff photographer Clay Nolen. Sun writers have attempted to pinpoint the role played in all phases of Baytown community life by the Chamber of Commerce. M o s t Baytown merchants and businessmen, whose advertisements appear in the supplement, are active members of the chamber. The supplement will be inserted in The Sun's Tuesday edition. HARRIS COUNTY FEDERAL Assets Orer S27.000.000.00 Education and that no difficulties are anticipated for the corning year under the new requirements. Gentry was one of some 250 Gulf Coast school officials at the meeting with two U. S. Office of Education officials from Washington, who explained the new federal guidelines for speedier desegregation of public schools. John Hope, director of Area 1 for the Office of Equal Opportunity said that under Title VI of the Civil Right Act of 1964, federal funds will be withheld from any district practicing school segregation. John Hogdon, a civil rights advisory specialist, described major facets of the new guidelines point by point as outlined in a 10-page phamphlet issued this month. Gentry said the intent of the program is "to make additional progress next year toward doing away with the dual schools system." The first report, Hogdon said, is due on April 15. At that time, districts must report on their teacher and staff assignments, including how many Negro teachers are employed at white schools, and vice versa. The Baytown system. Gentry Two Hurt In Pruett Mishap Two Baytonians were reported by police to have been ser- iousiy injured at 2:20 p.m. Friday in a motorcycle - pickup collision on North Pruett. Bruce Hampton Harris of 100 Pamela and Kenneth W a y n e Eaves of 612 S. Circle were riding the motorcycle. Harris was taken to Gulf Coast Hospital and Eaves to San Jacinto Methodist. Police investigators said Harris was driving the motorcycle and Eaves was a passenger. The truck was driven by Reuben Wesley Edwards of Rt. 2. Baytown. He was charged in Corporation Court with failure to yield right - of - way. He was not injured. SAVE ROUND CITIZENS OF TEXAS said, has had integrated meetings for the facilities of the schools this year but as yet has not assigned any Negro teachers to predominately white schools or white teachers to Negro schools. The new guideline, generally, requires that school districts which have adopted voluntary desegregation programs must: X Make "significant progress" under free-choice desegregation plans. If a school system does not double or triple the number of transfers to accomplish desegregation, the plan may be subject to re-examination by the Office of Education. Gentry said the Baytown District will not know the results of this requirement as it may affect the system until choice forms, which will bo sent to each parent in April, are returned. Under the free choice set-up in Baytown, there were approximately 180 transfers this year affecting approximately 15 per cent of the enrollment. 2. Make "substantial progress in desegregation of school faculties and professional staff," with safeguards against discriminatory dismissal of teachers. 3. Close small, inadequate school for Negro students and have contestants. The annual competition Ann Whitt, IS, daughter of is'Mrs. Neva E. Whitt of 504 sponsored by the Veterans of Schilling and a graduate of REL. Foreign Wars Post 912. The win- Sponsor is KWBA radio. Ann is ner will compete in the VFWj employed at Matheme's. District beauty contest in Hous-| T* 16 contestants will be feted ton. Deadline for entering is: Sunday, March 20, at a get-ac- March 2L 'quainted tea at 4518 Ponderosa. addressed to Southwest CATV, McAllen, Texas, simply stated, "We would like to receive your proposal prior to Feb. 24." "This does not indicate to me that no more bids would be taken after Feb. 24. It only says 3'ou would like to have them in by then," Zorn said. Zom further said that the time limit gav e his firm only 10 days to prepare "this extensive and expensive proposal." He said, "My company specializes in this kind of business and they want to present their case to you." Councilman Raymond Donnelly said he did not think it fair to accept other proposals after the other bids had already been opened. The other councilinen at Friday's meeting — Don Hullum. Clem Massey and Andy Bras well — agreed. Zom said his company had not seen the other two proposals and that his bid was the same as the 12 other installations his company has in the vaiey. After the meeting, Frank Baltazar, representing Southwest Teleview, said he knows Zorn's company did not see Ms bid. Zorn based his argument on the fact. "Had you stated that you wouldn't accept proposals after Feb. 24, then our company .vould have dropped everything and gotten this proposal in, but nowhere did you state an exact deadline. "You are talking in terms of a 5750,000 to $800,000 project that my company is willing to take on in Baytown. We didn't hav e the opportunity or time to ;et our proposal in. "We want to and plan to have Baytown participation, but again we didn't have time." Braswell said he was surprised the city sent the letter out as late as Feb. 24, but he thought if Zora's people were so interested they would have at least invested in a phone call checking on the deadline. 'Even though you had little ime, the company could have at Jeast called to say they were interested," he said. Zorn pointedly questioned: "What would be the harm of allowing our company to present the proposal?" Donnelly replied, "We cannot conduct the city's business by accepting one bid one day, then later accept more. We simply can't open bids, look at them then accept others. The president of Zorn's South(See CATV, Page 9) One 'Fag' OtflS Rrfflf i/WV./V NEW YORK (AP) — One ma- Contestants and sponsors who' Tne sponsors' award banquet isijor cigarette manufacturer has have filed so far are: Tricia Johnson, 18, of 210 Midway, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Johnson and a senior at Robert E. Lee High School. i°Pen to the public. _ . . . 1 -m JT T-* - ; -i set for Friday night, March 25,(canceled its price increase un- at the Holiday Inn. The judging der White House pressure to will be held the following night j hold the line against inflation, the Holiday Inn and will be j Other tobacco companies were j reported to be studying their re- Her sponsor is Jimmy Pye Auto! Mrs. Riggs said judging will i cent price boosts today. Service, where she is also em-ibe on charm, personality andj "This is good news to all who r-,1^,.0^ ' Ibeautv. Dress will be lonz for-! OPDOse inflation." saM t ha ployed. Tricia Segers, 19, daughter Mrs. Nerta Belle Segers of 2205 beauty. Dress will be long f or-j oppose inflation." said the i White House of Friday's move The contest is open to single j b y tne p - J- Reynolds Co. . . Maryland, a graduate of REL. girls 16 through 19 years of age. j Reynolds raised its wholesale and an employe of Matheme's.j Sponsors pay a S15 entrance fee.|P nce s Tuesday by 40 cents a Sh e is sponsored by Bavpon. Con- Those interested in farther in-;thousand cigarettes. The com- struction. formation may contact C. W.iP an >' notified dealers Friday Amelia Nugent, 17, daughter!Hastings, 209 E. Humble; W. f that it was restoring the price of of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Nugent;C. Moravits. 500 Parkway; Bob' Cam els to SS.SO per thousand, of 101 MacArthur Drive. Span- i Mulvihill, phone 5S3-1514; or^ ess a 2 per cent cash discount, sor is Watkins Products. ' ~" ~ '" IT—* 'Sharon Johnson, -JOO Midway. List prices for Winston, Salem, j Brandon, Tempo and Cavalier j reverted to $9 a thousand, less the 2 per cent cash discount. Reynolds said the rollback was "in accordance with the i urgent request of the President ! of the United States and in coop- jeration with his effort to avoid AUSTIN (Sp) — A third ap-jsurplus and 5100,000 in reserves. i«*>nsurr:er price increases at this plication for a state - charter-jit would be an affiliate of Firstjtirne." ed bank in Baytown was filedj Xa{iona j Bank of BavtoU7J . j The company declined to say late Friday xvith the State Bank- D f! _,j ,. «.. :J ™. , f r-:~, :J us t how President Johnson had ing Board. Petitioners for th« bank, which would be called Baytown State Bank, are Lee Brasfield, Granville L a u g h 1 i n. George Chandler, Dr. H. W. Kilpatrick ITI. Dr. George Walmsley. M. Third Application For State Bank Here Filed Brasfield is president of First National; Laughlin, Baytown jrjse rancher and rice farmer; Wis-j Reynolds stock dropped 2.25 mar, Baytown beer distributor; Kilpatrick, Baytown physician; Walmsley. Baytown physician; Baytown attorney; . . . L. Wismer, Alan Shepard Jr. i Stakes, vice president. First Na- th e i r prices this week. --- - Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. Similar declines were recorded by the other tobacco companies which raised and Bob Stakes. The capital structure outlined reassign the students to other in the application showed 5200,schools. Gentry said this pertains to small one-room schools, and similar facilities. He said he does not at this time anticipate the closing of any of the Baytown schools, but this again, will depend on the free transfer system reports in April. (See FACULTY, Page 9) 000 in capital stock, $300,000 in t:onn! Bank; and Shepard, U. i Amrican Tobacco was down S. astronaut and banker. j 52,33 at $36.88, Lorillard $2 at \\l are on the board of direc- i $48.75 and Liggett & Myers $2.63 tors at First National. jat 571.25. Tickets Available EDGAR NEVILLE has fiv e tickets to the Astro - Dodger base-i ball game Sunday that he can't) use. His phone number is 5825405, NEW BODY SHOP Used & New Cars 2401 Hwy. 146 THAD FELTON •INCE 1t*4 Peoples State Bank Member F.D.I.C, "BEST BANKING IN TOWN"

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