The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on March 22, 1956 · Page 9
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 9

Baytown, Texas
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Thursday, March 22, 1956
Page 9
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ISaytjiwn Thursday, March 22, 1956 Page 9 Pro-Housing leader Hits Attack Of Foes T. F. Seale, chairman of the Greater Baytown Ir::y ....vcment association, has issued the following st'ilcinent. in support of federally supported public housing, an issue' which will be presented Saturday in a city election to Baytown voters. .. Seale said: "Proponents of public, housing in Baytown have never implied in nny way that public .housing is free. However, many conflicting and misleading statements have been m.icTe, by some who oppose public housing. These statements Infer that local tax money used to finance the proposed additional units and exaggerate the cost in federal expenditures. "Actually, no loc'il funds will he u.seii to build, maintain, and Administer the housing units. The only source of money to finance the units in addition to rent paid by the occupants is the federal government and" the cost of this aid (.which supplements rental income when needed to retire bonds on units* is extremely low. "The federal government has budgeted funds for the building of -15,MO housing units in the United States. The proportionate yearly cost to each family head who has a 54,000 per year income Is six cents. Consideration of what this six cents buys for housing occupants and for the community makes it seem very small indeed. "For the occupants of public housing this s::< -cents buys: 1. Decent, sanitary living conifi- _ lions; 2. Rent proportionate to the family income. ;i. Better health conditions. 4. Opportunity for wholesome family life. 5, Increased self-respect. ' 6. Opportunity for rehabilitation for some who will eventually purchase their own homes, "At least 1- tenants who have moved from the Baytown Housing Authority since July, 1902 are borne-owners now. "For the. community, the six cents paid by the average taxpayer will buy: 1. Elimination of slum areas and the disease and delinquency which brned there. 2. A better and more beautiful city. 3. Increased real estate values. 4. Income in the form of wages paid to local workers in the construction of the units. 5. Income to suppliers of building materials used in construction of the hodsing units. 6. Payments made to the city of Baytown by the local Housing Authority in lieu of taxes (these payments generally are greater than the taxes the city receives from slum houses. The Baytown Housing Authority paid the City of Baytown SllOS.Sl" in lieu of taxes last year. 7. Reduced costs of police and fire protection. 8. Lower insurance rates. 9. More purchasing power of rehabilitated families. "As stated above, federal funds for housing- have already been budgeted. Units not accepted here will be built elsewhere and Baytown will still have to share the cost without receiving directly the benefits. Texas Hoodlums Given 20 Years For Holding Up Bank TOPKK.A. —UP— Two young Texas hoodlums were sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Thursday" for their part in the abduction of' the nation's first woman U.S. treasurer and the S2.101 robberv of her small town Kansas bink while she was held at gunpoint. A feminine accomplice in a •second disastrous attempt to rob Mr«. Georgia Xecse Gray of P.ichland. Kan., drew a five-year term, the maximum, for robbery conspiracy. V. S. Dist. Judge Arthur ,T. Mellot; handed down the sentences for: Louis Dee Young. 2. r >. of Dallas, James Arlington Debenham II, 24, of Fort Worth, and Mr-. Frank'o Evelyn Fletcher. "7, of Dallas. A fourth Texan and the one who put the gim on Mrs. Gray and made her open the Rlcbland Stat" Bank vault Jun. 2 i* dead. Billy Gene Ross. 2.1. of .Dallas, was kilisd Jan. 27 when he broke into the Gray home and was shot by Andrew Gray as he climbed a stairway in semi - darkness. Seiby Soward, assistant U.S. district attorney, said the robbery was conceived iii the summer of 191?. when Ross was an inmate of tin Texas ix-nite.ntiary at Hunlsvillo. He road a feature article on Mis. Gray. The three sentenced to federal prisons Tuesday bud records in Bill Would Approve Retired Generals For Federal Jobs WASHINGTON—IT— Rep. Carl Vins.on iD-C.a.1 said he would make n stronjr fi.eht in the House Thursday for passage of bills permitting two retired generals take top jobs in the Immigration Service. ViiiMin IK chairman of the House Armed Services committee. The bills have been stnmgly opposed by Rep. Robert H. ,Molloh:m CD-\\'. Va.1, HP claims the administration is tryinp to "militarize" the traditionally civilian Immigration Service. Mollolum has charged thai Lt. Gen. Jo«eph M. Swiiifr. a West Point classmate of President Eisenhower's and now commissioner of immisrration. is trying to jjet top job:: for two of his "cronies." The two generals are Mnj. Gen. Frank H. Partridge and Hrijj. Gen. Edwin B. Howard, legislation is required in their cases because of laws which prohibit retired officers from takinjr federal |Kists except under certain conditions. The Senate pnsst-d the bills last year. Koine Texans. such as Rep. Joe M. KilRore (D-Tox.). are also opposed to the bills on grounds thnt Pwing is trying: lo militarize the border patrol along the Rio Grande. The pasture lands near Ada. in southeastern Oklahoma. have brought Ihe area the title of "the purebred Horceford center of the nation." BUY A NEW 1956 FORD BEFORE LICENSE TIME UprttUr) THod FtHon'slj "l. Texas. Mrs.. Fletcher's record In- ciui.ed vagrancy and prostitution: Debcnham. who attended North Texas State College, was sentenced to 25 years for possessing 52.509 in narcotics he had bought in Mexico with the Highland loot, ard Yoimpr hn<1 been paroled after a bin-slaty conviction. Drbenham also had a burglary record and wis a golfer while under a suspended sentence. Demos See Conservative Bolt In Party Hy I.VLK C. WILSON WASHINGTON —UP— Minnesota presidential primary returns confronted the Democratic party Thursday with the stnrk possibility of a conservative bolt from this year's national convention or from the party ticket. In Minnesota Sen. Estos Kefauver knocked Adlai E. Stevenson down and probably 'out. Kefauver and Gov. Avt'reli H;uriman of Xcw York look like the front runners now and the South does not want either of them. The search may be on bv sundown for compromise candidates who could be nominated without deadly convention strife and men Re.'ciitnbli* to souther:' conservatives ns well as to northern New and Fair Dealers. Tho Tennessee senator picked up eipht delegates last week in a clean New Hampshire swoon ajrainsl Stevenson. They meet aq-jiin in Florida's May -? ^referential primary and on Juno •> in California where the choice is for delegates only without opportunity to a preference between individual pivshicntial candidate?. Kefauver led on I ho. first two ballots in Ifl."i2. His try was scuttled on the third ballot largely bv the combined efforts of former President Truman and the bijr city organizations who put Stevenson over. "Nobody wanted him except the phonic," Kefauver managers complained after the convention returns were in. Ibut the South did not want Kefauver then nor now, although ho is from a southern state. The- South likes Kefauver Icrs now than i! did four years ago. Kofauver did not sign the declaration protesting against integration in (ho public schools which was solemnly read this month in Congress over thn signatures of almost all of his southern colleagues. Stevenson had denounced the declaration. Rut the feeling among some southern political leaders was tn:<l. Stevenson's so-called gradualism in attempting southern school intogri- tion would make him acceptable in that areas a nresidenthl nominrv. Stevenson heard the returns \Vorwsffav and said he would ]••:•main in (ho rnce. Rut Stevenson 's dead polilically unless he has ilie blood of a champion and can ^ct up slugging from the floor. Gov. Harriman was the third of the front runners in the contest for this year's Democratic president!.)) nomination. Sen. Lyndon T>. Johnson, Texas, majority leader of the Senate, and Sen. Stuart Symington, (D-Mo.t have figured in compromise speculation. 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