The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on March 20, 1966 · Page 4
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Baytown, Texas
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•br Sunday, March 20, 1966 Editorials And Features School Appraisal Story Was A Factual Report There is nothing to read between the lines of a news story published Tuesday by The Baytown Sun on the results up to now of an appraisal being made of school district oil, mineral, utility, industrial and manufacturing properties and facilities. The anoraisal, which is being made by the Thomas Y. Pickett firm of Dallas, will be completed in October of this year. A three-year contract totaling 566,000 was awarded the company by a previous school board to make the survey. The Baytown Sun felt that patrons of the school district who are footing the bill for the appraisal should have all the available information about it. The story published in Tuesday's edition was a factual report based on Pickett's work and recommendations concerning valuation of properties within the scope of the firm's survey. Pickett passed the recommendations on to the school district tax equalization board, which alone has authority to rule on assessments made by the school district tax assessor-collector. There has been some contention since the report was published that it contained hints of collusion on the part of members of the equalization board. The board's part in fixing values on properties surveyed by Pickett was not discussed in the story. It dealt only with the results of Pickett's findings, including a recomrnendation_that the value of Humble Oil and Kenning Co. properties be fixed at $168 million, instead of $175 million, a valuation on which Humble had informally told school officials it would be willing to pay taxes on. The crux of the story, as contained in The Sun's report, was a reduction in Humble's valuation totaling about $7 million, which resulted in a Ipss of $134,000 In tax money to the school district. In addition, the Pickett firm was to be paid $66,000 for its work. This must be paid from tax funds, so the resulting loss in tax monev to the school district is $200,000. The valuation placed on Humble's properties by the Pickett firm showed that Humble has been paying its fair share of taxes to the school district. It was pointed out by Trustee Boyd Hill at last Monday night's school board meeting that the Pickett appraisal had increased the school district's tax income from properties the firm had appraised. An examination of the firm's latest report fails to bear this out. With mounting costs of operation, the school district can ill afford to lose income. There was no effort by The Sun to involve personalities in reporting the property appraisal results and no intention of casting aspersions on members of the tax equalization board. The story was simply a report to school district taxpayers who have a right to know what is going on. 3. K, BABSALOTJ 3. 3. COATES H. H. METER Humble's Growth And Activity Here Amazing By B1XL HARTMAN No matter how much you think you know or how much you think you've seen, there's always something new to leam. This was especially true the S. O. BRADY other day when this writer and other newsmen were guests for the afternoon at Baytown's Humble Refining and Chemical complex. The activity anC growth and change is amazing. First of all, the new names are still a bit confusing. It's always been just Humble. Humble has been engaged in chemical operations in Baytown since World War H when the Baytown Refinery produced about two - thirds of the toluene for the TNT used by the allies. On July 1, 1965, responsibility for chemical manufacturing operations was transefrred to Enjay Chemical Company, a division of Humble. At the same time, the petroleum and chemical operations in Baytown were separated — thus the Baytown Chemical Plant came into being as Dart of the Enjav Chemical Co.* So it's the Baytown Humble Daily C u ACROSS I. Elm bark 5. Strikebreaker 9. Lift 10. Musical sounds 12. Patriarch 13. Half an em 14. Wartime refugee : abbr. 15. Custard, cherry or lemon 3 16. Fuel 17. Music note 3 18. At home 19. Defend i 22. Like some hopes 24. Freezes 25. One kind of shell 26. Part of "to be" 27. Deception 29. Promise 32. Likened 34. Bovine 35. Bone 36. Narrow spade 37. Portion of a curved line 38. Guide's note 39. Land measure 40. Canal boat 42. Give back, as money 44. Bay window 45. River: Sib. 46 Bare DOWN 1. Salt marsh (N 2. Cc 3-D: fj 4.T1 5.O: er 6. Pi 7. In ar 8. F ( n: Li Is 9.Q I. R ac 6. M Of 9.Fi grc o % 9 IZ IS '* Z.Z. % 2.1 3Z 35 38 •4Z ^ rosswoi [ING FEATU inceal 20. Pi inish no 3rd 21. Cc iroug-h wi ie kind of fr< gine 23. Jv otted tu definite 26. B< tide er jrmer 27. Sc une of 28. L< berly In land pi uick 29. L« saches 30. A ross gr inced 31, Si Lth 33. LE rst ar vernor of 37. Se inaA co 1 ^ ae 45 z % 25 ZS % % 44 5 ^ 19 tt> 69 * ^ 2.0 '& " ^d Puzzi r*r K.L -o- un >vere th astin mere 2V- age rub xlg- e ace •ver ..e eedi :rpas irg-e tery ed veri] % % Y& Ito X/^ 1 w ^ % w, R OlSjSI.AflC C L AiYBO i=iC]U[MilSiN d JUIL UMlBlMtu 'V (AiP;PlC5iO!V £ e £!S-^B| P. ; ";LP ! lOIElOj — M A i *- i •PIEIN;! smote islsis is iisifl C I "itniOBBTiAII ii^BW^ici.V'v ISiOISlEIAiDiJ 1 - la.'N.'Dljw = |WIE!SBT E:N- J T!S B|M ; UiK Th INISJ "M-iTJi gtstsB T«t»rd»y'« Ancwer 40. Fish line cork ly 41. Constella>s tion 43. Neighbor of N. B. and ig N.H. s 10 13 % V* ^^ 40 44- 4* b a* 'VV 41 7 $ 5^ 21 ^ 57 a I* 17 % W 44- ^ II % V #4 Oil & Refinery Co. and the Baytown Enjay Chemical Co. Then you have Esso Research & Engineering Co. So there are three definite and separate companies. All are big business. AH are growing and renovating and growing and renovating some more. If you were out there last week, chances are you'd recognize some change today. No matter what the name, the goal is the same — making the Baytown complex the largest and best in the world. The explanations at the press briefing were handled by H. H. Meier, refinery manager; J. R, Barsalou, operations manager; J. J. Coates, chemical plant manager; and S. O. Brady, research specialist. After all the explanations were made, the most important point was stressed. They all work together. Meier talked about the history of Humble in Baytown; Barsalou on refinery expansion; Coates on chemical plant organization and expansion activities; and Brady on air and water conservation. Big comparative statistics are always fascinating. Here are a few concerning the Baytown complex: • It generates enough steam to heat all the homes in a city the size of Chicago. • The combined refinery and chemical operation consumes enough electricity to take care of the requirements of a city the size of San Antonio. • It uses enough natural gas to heat 1,000,000 homes. • It consumes enough water to service all the residences in Texas. About 3,700 employes participate in the operation and maintenance of the facilities in the Baytown complex, not counting the growing number of construction workers. The complex occupies 3,455 acres of which some 1,800 acres have been developed. No matter what name you use, Humble and Baytown have been partners for 47 years. Did You Know? Attendance at the weekly membership meetings for the 1965-66 year was 4,035 total. The automobile industry uses about 65 per cent of all rubber products turned out in the U.S. No satisfactory census of the people of China ever has been taken. Right He Finds The Solution •THESE IS A Season," by Faith Baldwin. 19£ pp., New- York, Holt, Binehart and Winston, $4-55. By MART H. BKOWN As the Rev. Ira Stevens faced his congregation on that Sunday and began his text from Ecclesiastes, "To everything there is a season . . . there is a time . .. for every purpose and for every work." only two people in the audience knew his real thoughts, his father and his fiance. Today Ira, associate pastor in a Protestant church in a small New England town, knew contentment; he was decided and how wonderful was the feeling. But it had not come easily for him. For the past seven days he had decided the nagging debate within himself whether or not to leave the ministry and to become a doctor. In a week of retrospection, bewilderment and intense activity, the decision had finally been reached, and in reaching it had not neglected his parishioners: Mrs. Armstrong, the rich widow who domineered the parish because of her financial Importance; Susan Emory, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Emory under whom he worked, who had become embroiled in an undesirable romance and could not cope with the situation; Ella Downing, whose lonely existence ended in a tragic revelation following her sudden death; Rev. Emory, who would soon be retiring and was looking on Ira as his likely successor and the others, all looking to him for some sort of solution to their needs. And then there was Hetty, with whom he had been in love for nearly two years but who staunchly refused to become a minister's wife. It was difficult to keep her out of his mind as he made this most important of decisions concerning his future work. And there was his father, an aging physician, dedicated to improving man's physical needs. Both of these people would be directly concerned in his decision, but he could not afford to let their positions affect his decision. All in all, it had been a lonely period, this past week. But as he stood over his people now, there was no question what he would say to them. He found himself eager to begin. This new novel by Faith Baldwin, her sixty-second, penetrates the human heart and touches the extremes of joy, misery, tenderness and even violence in the lives of her characters. Simply enough the decision of Ira Stevens could be that of anyone; the peace he finds for himself might hav e been found by any of us who would take time to look for it. Bible Verse AND JESUS answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God? Mark 12:24 Two Bifs He'll Ask Me for o Job Someday' Washington Merry- Go-Round — Justice Earl Warren In Good Health At 75 By DREW PEAKSON (EDITOR'S NOTE: The brass ring, good for one free ride on the Washington Merry- Go-Round today goes to Chief Justice Earl Warren on his 75th birthday.) WASHINGTON — Earl Warren is now the oldest Chief Justice in point of service ever to sit on the Supreme Court in the Twentieth Century. Only four other men have served longer— John Marshall. Roger Taney, Melville \V. Fuller and Morrison R. Waite — all of whom sat in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries. Chief Justice Warren, 75 today, is in excellent health, works long hours, goes for long swims when he's on vacation, and barring acts of God may well serve longer than any of his predecessors. Regardless of his age. however, his contribution to the court may leave a greater impact on the development of the nation than the opinions of any other Chief Justice. Chief Justice John Marshall wrote the first great landmark decision in Marbury vs Madison by establishing the power of the court to over - rule Congress when Congress violated the Constitution. Chief Justice Taney made history when he handed down the ytatun mm Fred Hartznan ............................ Editor and Publisher James H. Hale ................................ General Manager Preston Fendergrass .......................... Managing Editor Beulah Mae Jackson ................ Assistant To The Publisher Bill Hartman ........................ Assistant To The Publisher Ann B. Pritchett ................................ Office Manager ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT John Wadley .......................................... Manager Paul Putman ................................... Retail Manager Corrie Laughlin .............................. National Manager Entered as second class matter at the Baytown. Texas, 77521 Post Office under the Act of Congress of March 3, 187S. Published afternoons. Monday through Friday, and Sundays by The Baytown Sun, Inc., at 1301 Memorial Drive in Baytown, Texas. P. O. Box 3O8. Baytown 77521 Subscription Rates By Carrier $1.60 Month, $19.20 per Year Mail rates on request Represented Nationally By Texas Newspaper Representatives, Inc. MEMBER OF TBS, ASSOCIATED PP.SS3 T^ia Associated Pr«s is «-.tlti*<l cicluaivriy to the u«« for rcTxiblicatlon of any nn»3 dispatches cri-<l!t»d to it or not otherwise ertd3t*3 In UUs paper and toca.1 n*ws of jsxjatarrtcus origin published J;er*in- Rlghtar of repubUcatlon of all ot£or suLtter herein &r« also reserved. Dred Scott decision which set the stage for the Civil War. But Cnief Justice Warren has led the court in writing two historic opinions — the school desegregation decision of 1954 and the reapportionment of state legislatures on the basis of one man, one vote. The Chief Justice has expressed the opinion that, of the two, the reapportionment decision may be the mcrre important. And if there is one birthday present he would probably appreciate, it is reaffirmation of this decision by Congressional defeat of the Dirksen constitutional amendment aimed at overriding the court- According to Sen_ Joseph D. Tydings, D-Md., he will probably get such a present. "Dirksen lacks the votes to pass his amendment," says Tydings. "And even if he should, 2S state legislatures now have re apportioned or are in the process of doing so. Already Michigan, Indiana and Delaware have profiled from reapportionment by passing new constructive legislation." THE CHIEF Justice has had the support of so many Democrats that the public has forgotten he is a Republican who twice ran for President of the United States and was three times elected Republican governor of California. The experience he looks back on with greatest satisfaction is his career as a young district attorney cracking down on crime in Alameda County, which embraces the city of Oakland. He had gathered around him a group of young attorneys just out of law school who worked every- evening until almost midnight. Mrs. Warren in those days was raising six children born in a space of five years and. with no servant, had her hands full. However, she kept a scrapbook of the clippings describing the famous cases her husband prosecuted. Someday they would make a fascinating biography — if the Chief Justice ever takes time to write it. The chief is a loyal defender of President Johnson. As a gov- ernor he has known what it is to grapple with a legislature. cope with a hostile press, try to mold public opinion. Lyndon Johnson, he says, has been at the game of government for years. He makes his decisions far in advance. He knows where he is going. He wants to be a great President. He has ambitions and there's nothing wrong with having ambitions. IT WAS BECAUSE Warren understood the importance of public support that he took such pains with the school desegregation decision. The question of school integration came before the court in the fall of 1953, just a few weeks after Warren had been appointed by Eisenhower to replace the late Chief Justice Fred Vinson. Ordinarily the court makes its decisions on the Friday following public argument. But in this case the Chief Justice felt it was important for every member to hav e plenty of time for consideration, so he suggested they sleep on the matter for a few weeks. It was not until after the Christmas holidays that the school integration case came up again, and it was around March before the Chief Justice himself wrote the first draft of his opinion. He did not let any of the court clerks see it, and did not send it to other members of the court by mail or by messenger. He delivered it personally. No member of the court showed the opinion to any of his staff, to ensure that there be no leak on his historic case. Wiener schnitzel is a name for a fancy veal cutlet. I SUN Slants By BILL HAKTMAN An answer to Baytovm's tremendous aeed for more and better park facilities may be in the making. A city-school effort could offer the solution. Ar least that's the goal of a joint committee that will study the ramifications of the city and school district working together, thus sharing taxpayer cost, to offer better accommodations. School representatives Seth JbStchell, Tollman O'Brien and Bill Kinson will work with city officials Raymond Donnelly, Ben Wilson (member of parks committee I and City Manager Fritz Lariham oa the project. Baytown's parks problem, is monumental, and the anticipated growth multiplies the complexity. School-city cooperation is not a new thing. Many towns in Texas have successfully instituted joint programs. In fact, this week Wilson, Hinson and Lanham. visited Mesquite where this workab'e program is in effect. In some cities, the school and the city split the costs of developing park sites. This includes buying, equiping and maintaining the land. Here, however, an even better opportunity presents itself. The school district already owns much land at school sites which is not yet developed. The plan which the Baytown group will study involves the city and schools using this land for parks development. It is a savings to the taxpayers. The city would not have to buy park siies, and the schools would not have to equip them. And much of the unused school land fit? the bil! perfectly. The city could take this extra land, put in hard surfaced play areas, install baseball diamonds, pat up swings and family outing facilities. It has even been discussed that the schools' woodworking and crafts buildings could be built around a summer recreational program. It has many possibilities. Tne most impressive factor is the cost sharing between the city and school district. It eliminates duplication. There's no need to build facilities when we already have them. This project will not be accomplished overnight, and the committee knows it. It's going to take careful planning and detailed investigation to eome up with the best possible plan. It could solve a big problem \\ hich is sure to get even bigger. Shiloh Baptist Youth Day Set Youth day will be observed in al! services at Shiloh Baptist Church, Sunday. Mike Gates wit! speak at both morning and nigh* services. Tommy Laird will lead the song services and present special music. In the night service these young men will he joined by Judy Rhodes. Robbie Lawhon, and Debbie Heaton who will give testimonies and sing. All of these young people are students at Lee College and are active in the Baptist Student Union. Alter the night service a fellowship will be held !n the ac- vitities building druing which Mike Gates will entertain with a Magic act. Now, Redly! Arizona House of Representatives has approved an antl- smog bill bnt only after amending it to make sure the cowboys can still build campfires while branding cattle. Know Your Bridge By B. JAY BECKER East aealer. East- West vulnerable. NORTH TODAY'S GRAB BAG THE ANSWER, QUICK! 1. How many men did Xenophon command in his march from the Tigris to Byzantium? • 1. Who wrote of Phineas Fogg's journey around the world? 3. For whom was Carson City, Nev., named? 4. What have Uhlans, Cuirassiers and Dragoons in common ? 5. What fraternal order is identified by initials W.O.W.? IT HAPPENED TODAY On this day in 1943, all men in the TJ. S., between the ages of 45 and 64, were ordered to register with the Selective Service for non-military duty. On March 20, 1852, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," by Harriet Beecher Stowe, was published for the first time in book form. IT'S BEEN SAID To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved. — MacDonnld. WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE UNIFY — (YEW-ni-FI) — verb; to form into one; make a unit of; reduce to unity. BORN TODAY Bom in 1860 in Salem, HI., William Jennings Bryan spent a lifetime fighting for causes. From boyhood on he was known as a silver-tongued orator, and he spoke effectively for prohibition, labor and trade u n i o nism , woman suffrage, and the free coinage of silver. A nota b 1 e, able lawyer, Bryan served a term in the House of Rep- r e s entatives, during which he introduced the 16th and 17th amendments to the Constitution; but was defeated in his race for the Senate in 1864. Three times nominated Democratic candidate for the presidency, he was defeated each. time. Thanks to Lawrence and Lee's stirring "Inherit the Wind," Bryan, is best remembered for his position as special prosecutor in the so-called "m o n k e y trial" in Dayton, By RUTH R.AMSIY Central fnts Writ* Tenn., in which John Scopes, a high school biology teacher, was found guilty of teaching: Darwin's theory of evolution. Others born this day are explorer David Livingstone, physicist Frederic Joliot-Curie, jurist Earl Warren, actors Louis Hayward and Kent Smith. Born March 20: Playwright Henrik Ibsen, tenors Lauritz Melchior and Beniamino Gigli, author Charles Eliot, publisher Wilfred Funk, actress Judith Evelyn, actors Wendell Corey, Ozzie Nelson, Michael Redgrave and Carl Reiner. YOUR FUTURE Be guided by your intuitions. Today's child wUl be industrious. For Sunday, March 20: Avoid quarrels and litigation. Today's child will be exceptionally strong and healthy. HOW'D YOU MAKE OUT? 1. 10,000. 2. Jules Verne. 3. Frontiersman-scout "Kit" Carson. 4. They are mounted soldiers. 5. Woodmen of the World. WEST 4943 + Q9763 The bidding: East South West !• 14 Pass V AK42 • A543 AJ10 EAST 46 V 10 763 +KQJ109 4.AK8 SOUTH 4 KJ 108 75 »5 • 875 North 4 Opening lead — two of diamonds. Let's say you're declarer at four spades and West leads a diamond. You win it with the ace and cash the A-K of hearts, discarding a diamond. Everything- now seems hunky-dory, since your only problem apparently is to ruff a club in dummy to make the contract. Accordingly, you lead the jack of clubs at trick four, but the unfortunate effect of this play is that you later must lose a trick to the nine of spades and go down one. It is not easy to associate the loss of a trump trick on this hand with the seemingly normal lead of a club at trick four, but that Ls eventually happens. East wins the club with the king, cashes a diamond, and continues with a diamond which you ruff with, the ten. When you then play another club. East takes it with the ace and leads still another diamond which you ruff with the jack. Now you tramp a. club and cash the A-Q of spades, but when you then lead a heart from dummy, your last two cards are the K-8 of spades, while West at this point has the nine of spades and queen of clubs. West must make*his nine of spades and you must go down one. The difficult part of the hand is to realize at the beginning that this complication may eventually arise, and, at the same time, to take the steps necessary to prevent it. The solution is simple enough—if you have the foresight to anticipate the end position. All you have to do is lead a heart at trick four and ruff it, after which you proceed with your plan of raffing a club in dummy. This apparently unimportant play permits you to score the, five of spades, as well as the 8-7 when they are later played on the A-Q, and allows you to make the contract instead of going down. 1966. King Features Syndicate. Inc.)

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