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Warmtr > HAl'SHORB \Vl ; ;ATii...m— .^ubdv oluu., . £ urn) little- wanner, through ' : SfttuHby. if Wi«l«ly scHttered nhowers. X GAIA'ESTOX T1UKS: Mi K li 1'or Stitunliiy— 2:WiH.m 3:0* p.m. NEWSPAPER VOL, 36, NO. 245 TODAY'S NEWS TODAY Friday, M*rch 23, 1956 BAYTOWN, TEXAS TELEPHONE: 8302. Five Ctnii P«r Copy BIG VOTE SEEN HOUSING ELECTION BAYTOWNJ'0 CLOSE CITY HALL ON SATURDAYS Beitinninir April J, (he city hall will he clowl on Saturday. City ommcilmen approved the Saturday closing; Thursday night.' Oily Hnll employes will continue to work a 44-hour week. with .the.. offices opening: 15 minute* earlier (TMo n'.ni.) and closing 15 minutes later (5:15 p.m.) on- weekdays with the exception of .Friday when the CiU Hall will clow at 5:30 p.m. The five-diiy 'week covers only city hull employes. All other city workers will continue on their present 44-hour, six ami one-half day Councilman Lacy J/usk, chiurirmn o( a special hours committee, saitl it was hi*i ffoal to let all employes off en Saturday but that nothing coulii be done until the new budget is s«t up because of the extra manpower required. Councilman Al Clayton, If. .M". Campbell and P. H. Clears objected Jh.vt all city employes should be treated alike. • The vote was Rufus .Bergeron, L»cy Lusk, Campbell and Mayor K. II. I'ruett. "Ves;" Mears and Cla,>-ton, "No." "Dorjfone it." Clayton exploded at Campbell, "you arjrue one thing and volp another." •".Mr. Clayton,'' Campbell replied, "did you ever hear of the lesser of two evils?" 25 • ft Acres Tagged For City Annexation Baytonian Killed Car Crash VT. B. Montgomery, £2. Baytown refinery employe, was fatally injured about 10:30 a.m. Friday in an auto-truck collision at the intersection of Red Bluff road and Spencer highway. Deputy Sheriff Harold Carpenter. who investigated, said Montgomery was dead on arrival at a Pasadena hospital where he was taken immediately after the accident. . , Justice., of the Peace Dev« Thompson -who conducted an inquest has not. yet returned 1 B ver- tiif.t, A sheriff's department spokesman said charges would be filed Jn connection with the accident, but ho could not name the driver of the dump truck. Montgomery, a nrickmasor,. had been working: at the Humble Club's new clubhouse on Red Bluff road. Walter Roberts, another brickma.*- on, was with Montfroroery at the time, but was uninjured. CITY HIDES JUNKYARDS BEHIND 10-FOOT FENCE It now cost $5 for a city permit plus the price of a board fence to operate n junkyard inside the city limit*. Those werp the two major items in an ordinance regulatine junkyards and dumping grounds approved by the city council Thursday night. The ordinance palls for » tight board fence. JO feet high, to b* built around tho junkyard. The fence must be neatly painted and the only MJJIIS allowed on it will be ones advertising the junkyard itself. There wa« a minor hassle iiboul the signs. Councilmen RuJtus Ber- Heron and H. M. Campbell argued the regulation was necessary for appearance sake. Councilman Al Clayton maintained the city didn't have the right to prohibit signs on private property. Clayton was the only one to vote "Xo 1 ' on the ordinance. Fire Radios, Aid On Pension Eyed sun spots Canteen Open HORACE MAXN* Torn Canteen will be oppii at 7:30 p.m. Friday for "Blue Jean" night instead of the regularly scheduled Saturday night program. Civic Music Deadline SATURDAY noon is the denciline for joining tho Civic Mu.sic afiW- iation for the coming; season, saicf Dr. .T. A. Dinwiddie, president of the group. Roteland Oaks Okayed PLANS for Rosf-Iand Oaks subdivision were given final approval by the city council Thursday night. No Action A PROPOSAL to creflte the job of city superintendent of safety was not di;»cussed by the city council at its Thursday night meeting. Around Town- IJ3E OLSON sends southbound greetings from the Aggie capitol. . , . Patsy and June Murphy riding gaily down Texas Avenue with trcsspR and hands waving ... A recent graduate from Baylor. Keith Ulch has re-enrolled for post-graduate- work. A roil! dentist in the making! . . . All in a flutter, Reba, Ncel makes hnsty plans for n Gfirnnia sorority function . . . An "ftscitr'' to Glen Woods for the best 'cover up' act. of the week . . . Bouquets to Doris Bunch for always popping up with the right answer —dross-wise . . • . Customers welcome Ethel Bol- rnanskif's bright smile around Pcnney's again . . . Janis Jewell keeping people waiting in line while she tends to some urgent business. Lou Alia Laughlin celebrating her Slst birthday. Hoy, Eleanor Zorn, where you keeping youraclf? . . . MM. ,T. H. Forney «nrt Mrs. Xettie Williams sporting new hairdos . . . ClfltiJe Blansett looks up on a high, high roof, si^hs and starts climbing . . . Kitty Bickerstaff getting an early Start * . . C. Q. Alexander leaves h!$ aching tooth with the der.tist . , . Bfih Ueverty tut ting the City councilmon are studying two proposals to aid Baytown's volunteer firemen—subsidy of the firemen's pension fund and tho purchase of individual radio receiver .sets. Tho firemen are asking the city to contribute $2,000 annually to the pension fund. Councilman H. M. Campbell explained that with a number of veteran firemen reaching the retirement age, niore money is going out of the pension fund than is coming in. Mayor R. H. Pruett promised, that the council would consider the request at the approaching budget hearings. Purchase of tho radio receivers could eventually do away with the familar sound of the big: fire sirens which wail across the city periodically. With the radio receivers sot up In Ihc home, firemen would bo alerted and notified of the place of fires directly by radio. There would be no need of telephoning in to ask the location. Firemen point out that the radios would eliminate crowds and traffic attracted by ihe sirens and bring out more firemen. Fire Chief Art Lintelman said ar.proximaely 105 radios would be needed and showed the council a j=et, priced at SS5. City Manager C. D. Middleton said there is a chance the govern- ment will match city funds in purchase of the radios. Middleton was instructed to advertise for bids, pending a final decision. The firemen offered to donate the 5650 granted by the city for the purchase of coveralls. Councilmen Double Oil Drilling Fee; Add Cutting Levy City councilmon have doubled tin; fee for an oil drilling permit, raising the ante from $500 to S1000. The higher fee was> part of a revised _. ordnance regulating the drilling of oil and gas wells with- ing the city limits, approved by the council Thursday night. Councilmen also tacked on R $200 fee for the cutting and removing of pipe from a well. As under the previous ordinance, removal of pipe by "shooting" with an explosive is prohibited. This damages the casing and endangers the city water supply. City Manager C. D. Middleton. explained. The revising drilling ordinance was finally approved on a compromise after two earlier attempts (See PERMIT—PUR* Four) SHEPPERD'S CIGAR ONLY CASUALITY IN FIST FIGHT SAN* ANTONIO— l\f<— A one-punch fist right in which Attorney General John Ben Shopp^rd'* cigar wns the only casualty appenreil to be n closed incident; Friday. Sheppenl *«id he would not file any charge.* against the San Antonio lawyer who aimed the punch at him. Tho rinreiip came late y«.tcnlay in the Bcxnr county courthouse. .District; Attorney llulwrt. Green jr.. said thn lawyer. Maxwell Bur- kof, followed Sheppml to the district: attorney's office. Biirlfot. had just, lost a decision to the state in a hearing involving tho veteran-.' Innd investigations. Bnrket's clients hud Iwen denied a pleiv in nlmlfJiifiil. "ll(< was very much excited and took his glasses off." Gre«n said. The district attorney said Shfppen! threw up his briefcase «,<t Burkot threw a punch. ShepptMxr-i hand also held his cii;nr. Thn briefcase and cigar warded off Ihe lilow. Then Assistant District Attorney Roy Bnrrcra and Austin District Attorney Bill Allcorn gr«.hlw<1 Burket. Shcpperd w«id later, "My and cigar have been assaulted." Lynchburg, Highway 73 Are Included The City of BayTown Friday had slapped its brand on 'another 2,500 acres, including the community of Lynchburg on the Houston Ship. Channel and a section of the Highway 73 route from '"San Jacinto river to Goose Creek stream. The new area wa« included in a "catch'all'' annexation ordinance approved on first reading by the city council Thursday night. The annexation will be effective only when, and if, the ordinance is approved on second reading. But Thursday night's action prevents any other city from annexing the territory. Councilman first repealed four previous "patchwork' 1 ordinances passed on first reading which were ruled illegal- by City Attorney George Chandler because the annexed area* were not adjacent as required by state la\v. The new action straightened out the boundaries and took in areas already covered in the repealed ordinances, including \\~ooster, Lakewood and a wide section north of town from irarket Street Road to Cedar Bayou stream with the northern boundary running generally along the Lynchburg-Cedar Bayou road. These area* also wait approval on second reading to become a part of the city. The new territory earmarked for annexation includes the area between the San Jacinto ri v er and Burnet bay from Lynchburg north to Four Corners. The city limits also would be pushed 200 feet north of Highway 73 from San Jacinto river to Gooee Creek stream. City Manager C. D. Middlcton estimated that only about 250 persons live in the new area. Thus, if finally approved. Baytown would extend from that ni»- toricstl Texas landmark. Lynchburg. on the east to Cedar Bayou stream on the West—a distance of approximaely 10 miles. The city would srtelch roughly from Highway 73 and the Lynchburg-Cedar Bayou , road on the north to Scott, Black Duck and Tabbs bays on the south—a distance of about seven miles. The vote on the annexation ordinance was unanimous with only Councilman M. L. Campbell absent. QUICKIES . . . By Ken Reynolds "Okayl . . . Start rending- tho Sun M'unt Ads — so I can pick tip my nonp!" The Weekend Fishing Outlook-It May Be Spring But Anglers' Hopes Dim Ry .IOIIX OW/TOX i:nite<l Tress Staff Writer Well, spring has sprung and any fisherman will (ell you that's a direct challenge. There's no better time for fishin'. But. the outlook is not what it could be—wcathenvisc. Forecaster Ted Swaiin at. the Houston weather bureau looks for moderate to fresh southeasterly winds—from IS to 2T> miles-pcr- hour, that is—with rain Saturday night and Sunday. Also there's n possibility of an,other norther coming in Sunday. Bill KHis at Poi-l Aransas is almost convinced the norther is romping around the lower coast already. He says the Gulf Is wir.dy and rough and iriuldy. RWs <vf the f,r*lr,v6Tr that fUMns prospects in his Mi wick art: poor for the weekend, except for drum nnd shecpshcad in the bays. There's bait available at Port Aransas. Bait's plentiful at Galveston and Froeport. too. but it's on the puny side in the Matagonla area. A stiff north wind hampered anglers at Galveston and Freeport Thursday but some few catches were made, mostly trout and shecpshcad. Some specks are reported around Seabrook. Also at Oliver Point and in Carancahiia Bay near El Campo beach. Lures in the early morning are getting two- to-foiir-pbtinders in Caranc.ahua. Lures nave beer, .working well also in the daad end of English Bayou at Gaiveston. Trout are few, so far, at^Matagorda, but Pai.4c.ios is picking up. m<-ws< A >W.ii1y, iVir "V" *pwi «Viop o« Highway Sf» in Falacios has Baytown's 10,000th Telephone In Action HELLO. CALIFOK>"tA—Mrs. Stinson used her free long distance call to telephone her brother, W. H. Bachle in Long Beach, Calif. Interested kibitiers on the conversation are her husband and three children. Marie, Friti and Cassie, and Joe Ware, district manager of the General Telephone Co. of the Southwest- . To Couple On Burnet Phone No. 10,000 Is Installed Here The 10.000th telephone was in- as the 10,000th customer on the stalled Friday in Baytown by the company's records, according to General Telephone Co .of the J. O. Ware, district manager for Southwest. • ••' • . • General Telephone. > , .: Mr. and" Mrs.'Burney W. Stin- In addition to the privilege 'of son, 140 North Burnet, were listed choosing a telephone of a color to ARMY TAKES WRAPS OFF NEW 'MISSILE MASTER' FT. MJEADE. Md.—'ITS—The Army Friday unveiled the ."Missile Master"—n huge electronic brain whose lightning-like action can launch scores of >'ike guided missiles ayninst enemy air raiders. Army Secretary Wilber M. Brucker silid that Missile Masters will bi> installed'at nmjor industrial, population and military centers to control the fire of Xike batteries against attackers. The secretary created n> flurry by asserting that the electronic brain can detect aircraft "and missiles,'' and control counter-attacks on such invaders. Army officers conducting n. demonstration here at first refused to say what kind of missiles Brucker referred to. But eventually it became clear that he meant the winged types that travel about the same speed ns modern bombers. He did not mean, it was clear, ballistic missiles against which defenses still have not been devised. Posse Corrals Supermarket Bandits In3 -Hour Chose blend with their home decor, the Stinsons were permitted to place a free long, distance call as. -result :of being the lucky number on. the phone company's list. Stinson is assistant personnel manager of the A. O. Smith Corp. of Texas. They have: three children. stai-ted a free fishing tournament with five dollars worth of tackle for the angler weighing in the biggest trout each month. Freshwater fishermen have had it a little better than their saltwater brethren the last few days. Particularly good catches of bass and crappie have been made in big Lake Houston. One thing to remember, these cold nights are holding bass and crappie in the deeper water. It's warmer down there. For the hardy souls, there's an added inducement this weekend. There are "fishermen's tides"— two of each, that is—this weekend. There'll be two high tides Saturday, one at 2:06 a.m. and the other at S:OS p.m. The lows will be at S:44 a.m. and 9:<H p.m. Sunday's highs will be at 3:12 a.m. ariiJ IV.Xi p.m. and 1V\f UAV« will be at 9:S;y a.m. and S:SS p.w HOUSTON —UP— Two men and a woman robbed a supermarket parly Friday to set off a bloodhound led manhunt which ended in less than three hours with their capture. The robbery was nt Dube's Supermarket in Katy. Less than an hour later, one man and the woman surrendered to pursuing: officers. At. 8:30 a.m. the other man was found hiding under a truck. The last man to be captured was Johnny Williams, 28, a police character." He fled from a shotgun blast as officers closed in but the shot missed him. Police identified tho other man n.< J. C. Brock and the woman ns Dorothy Harris. Police said all three were known police characters. \V. J. Dubc Jr.. 42, owner of the Katy supermarket, surprised the two men in the rear of his store at 6 a.m. when he went to open up. The men. who already hart loaded a quantity of cigarets into a waiting car, ran out. jumped in and sped down Highway 90. Deputies converged on the store and railed for bloodhounds from a state prison farm, meanwhile Did You Know-- that it. woul<l fake about Si> year* to rend through the en- liro Bible if you rend only one verse every dny? The King- il n m o s version has 31.173 verses. But reifardless of how many Classified ndj« appear in tho ll»ytown Sun folks rend Vm eagerly to fill needs, solve problems. To find » tiom*,, a car, furniture, anything—turn to the Want Ads. And pl»c« » "WAXTKD" ad to spwl lip action by eftlliiitf $302. 'I nis i* how Mrs. H. D. Fortinberry grot what she w«nt«d In one day ftt the cost of 75c. spreading out over the flatlands near Addicks to look for the trio. About 45 minutes later, deputies Jack Middleton and George Hilton spotted the car and gave chase. Brock and the woman surrendered meekly but Williams jumped from the car and ran. news in brief By UNITED PRESS PARIS--French troops in south- cm Tunisia kill more than 200 Arab s;ut»rrilla.s in one of the most fiereeiy-fousjht battles yet reported in terror-ridden North Africa. WASHINGTON—Big Three foreign minister reported planning- meeting in Paris in May to map united stand on Middle East crisis. WASH1NGTON—Eisenhower calls top diplomatic, defense and security officials to White House. TEXAS CITY—Police Chief O. C. Beard cleared of charges of drunk- edncss and disturbing the peace. WASHINGTON'—Vocs predict defeat of presidential election amendment which would scrap "win- nrr-take-all" system of distributing electoral vote. Cedar Bayou Junior High Robbed Of $90 Cedar Bayou junior high school was burglarized Thursday night, and $90 was .stolen from a secretary's office. Sgt, E. R. Hardy who investigated said the burglar pried open it window of the typing rocm to gair. entrance A gia&s pane! in the door to the principal's office was broken. The money was kept in a ertsh Vx>x in the secretary's ofticc, Sgt. Hardy said. ' is the third largest exchange of General Telephone Co., Ware pointed out. The only larger exchanges are in San Angelo and Te.xarkana. The company operates 232 smaller exchanges in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico. Arkansas and Louisiana. employing 2700 employes to man and maintain the General system. By reaching the 10,000th telephone milestone, Baytown's telephone growth has shown a remarkable increase over the past 20 years, Ware said. There were only 69G telephones in the Bey- town exchange in 1932 and 1877 in 1940. By 1945, the number of phones had jumped to 3050 and five years later the figure stood at 7141. In outlining telephone history in Baytown. Ware said 1 that back in 1932, Baytown'a telephone exchange was 'operated by the Texas Associated Telephone Co., one of the predecessor companies of General Telephone ,Co. of the Southwest. Texas Associated merged with two other companies in 1935 to form what is now General" of the Southwest. "But probably the moet significant event in Baytown telephone history came in 1950 when, on March 11, Baytown was converted to dial operation," Ware continued. In 1953, operator distance dialing • — the new. faster type long dis»- tance service— was inaugurated in Baytown. Telephone usage has risen considerably over the years in Baytown. In 1940, Baytown subscribers were making only S.-H6 local calls per day on the average, or 4.5 calls pur day per telephone. This rose to 42,800 local calls per day in 1950 or 6 calls per telephone per day, and today is over 67,000 calls per day or nearly 7 calls per day per telephone. Likewise, long distance traffic has increased since 1940 when only 341 long distance calls per day weer being placed by Baytown subscribers'. Today the figure is about 2.S10. "These figures all point out that telephone growth in Baytown over past years has been tremendous" Ware stated. "Now that we have reached the 10,000th telephone (See TELF.rHONE— 1'nge Four) Poll To Rule Saturday On Heated Issue The fate of immediate additional fedeial housing In Bay town will hang in the oalance Saturday while \ote-s push \oting machine levers to register thei? opinions on 'the issue that has caused widespread mte r est tn the city. Election, and. city officials are expecting a heavy vote, if the weather.15- good, because of intense interest m the issue and the record number of poll taxes bought in January Voting will be open from 7 a.m. until 7pm with -voting machines in use Although the election will be formal, the outcome has no bearing on the problem except that the present city council has agreed to consider the outcome a mandate. The council has instructed election officials :to .invoke:. election qualifications usually invoked only at bond.elections. Thus a voter must, have the 1 usual qualifications and in addition must ha\e property of some kind on the city's rendered;roll. Feoeral public housing has been discussed pro and oon, during the past -few weeks. 'Baytown Real Estate board and the BaytowrrL Homeowners association have : taken a definite, stand against such housing. Meanwhile, the Baytovm Housing Authority,: Baytown Ministerial alliance and Greater Baytown, Improvement association have stepped to the front in support of sue. Public meetings, newspaper articles, pamphlets and other media of advertising have been used by both, the opposing and favoring parties in support of their position. Thei' 1 /Baytown Sun has received more open letters concerning the issue than for any other proposal in recent years. The election on public housing was called after the city council had approved a request from the Baytown. Housing authority to apply to the federal government for ; .an additional ISO-unit housin^proj-, -'ect. ' : ""• • After the council approved the request, members of the Baytown Real Estate board protested the move and as a result of the controversy the council called an election to see how citizens felt about public housing supported by the government Polling will 'take at Precinct 99, Thad Felton's; Precinct 101. city hall: Precinct 149, San Ja-. cinto school: Precinct 102, Mexican ! Recreation hall; Precinct 248, Carver school: Precinct 249, Antle Plumbing Co.; Precinct 103, Cedar Bayou junior, high school; Precinct 100 at Wilkenfeld Furniture Co.. Here It Is- Jack Benny Reveals Age HOLLYWOOD — «B — When it comes to serious music. Jack Benny forgets that he is "39." Benny posed for pictures with his violin Thursday after accepting an invitation to play at a lunch on April 19 honoring conductor Alfred Walleiistein and the Los Angeles Flulhas-- monlc Orchestra. The comedian fondled the instrument and told reporters he had owned it for 47 year, "since I was 15." Crosby State Bank Opens Saturday will be a big- day in Crosby when the Crosby State Bank has the formal opening-. of its new $95,0000 building-. Tha public is invited to inspect the new bank headquarters from 3 until S p.m. Saturday, O. O. Hare, president said. The move from the old building, located down the street from the new. has been completed and regular banking operations are expected to get "underway next week. Directors of the organization are E. K. Williams, Camillce Ulrich. T. A. Ramsay, A. H. Garbs and Hare. (For more information on the Crosby bank see Pages 15, 16 and 17.) The Holy Week Story Beginning Tomorrow in this newspaper, we will reproduce a series illustrating highlights' of the final week of Jesus' iife, beginning with His entry info Jerusalem and ending with The Resorrec- i'orv Be sure to watch dally for rhis Holy Week Feature, §uu

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