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tl, *'", ""V portly Cloudy DISK WEATHER—Partly cloudy 1 \willi .little cliuiiKi; in lfiii|>eniturp .Sntnr- 'jdit.v iiiKhl niul Sunday. Weekend temper. low < 82. CALVKSTOX T1DKS: 10:23 a.m. 1:11 a.m. 1 1 MO a.m., „ v *J/1IJ» IJ..T J. V».iV. , ,'^Vnr Sundtiy— '4 •*<{ For Monday— YOUR HOM NEWSPAPER VOL 36, NO. 252 TODAY'S NEWS TODAY Saturday, March 31, 1956 BAYTOWN, TEXAS TELEPHONE: 8302. Five Cents, Per Copy ENGINEER SAW FIRE BEFORE EXPLOSION At Sunrise Services -- : •> Worship Opens Easter Sunrise Speaker By BOB'BV SUTPHIN .Approximately 5,000 Baytonian.s are expected to attend the annual city wide sunrise Easter service at 6 a.m. Sunday in Memorial stadium. Gaining in popularity each year since its beginning in 1948, this service is an effort of the East Harris County of Council, of Christian Laymen to begin Easter Sunday in Baytown with a "community spirit of reverence " says \V. C. Davanay, chairman. The Rev. l-'~ul Stephens, pastor of Second Baptist church, who will be main speaker, will center his talk on the meaning of the resurrection using as his topic, "Final Proof." Oilier ministers appearing on the program will be The Rev. Hooper Haygood, pastor of St. John's Methodist church, who will give the invocation; the Rev. Bill Goodwin, associate pastor of Grace Methodist church, who will read the scriptures, and the Rev. .Clyde Foltz, pastor of First Christian church, who will lead the benediction. Revis M'cGrev.', education and music director of Wooster Baptist, will direct the congregational singing. Other music will be furnish by the Bay to v n Junior High school band under the direction, of Elmer Hargis. Mrs. LeRoy Gardner will sing a solo, "The Hoi • City," and will be accompanied by Mrs. W. J. Kilgore. Post 255, Explorer Scouts, will usher at the stadium and will assist in other duties. The entire service will be broadcast over radio station KREL. • Grace Lutheran church' of Channel view and Redeemer Lutheran church of Baytown will sponsor a drive-in sunrise service at 6 a.m. Easter Sunday at the Decker Drive-In theater. Main speaker will be the Rev. E. F. Lange, pas.or of Redeemer church. This service will be broadcast oyer radio station KRCT. KEA r . PAUL STEPHENS "Final Proof his topic. news in brief By UN'ITED PRESS WASHIXGTOX — Congressional farm bill conference committee debates final provisions of a tentiitivply approved §1.2 billion, soil bank program. LAWTOX, .Okla.—Thousands move into Laxvton to witness Wichita Mountain Easier service .beginning at 2 a.m. Sunday. : TALVESTON" — Babe Didrikson Zaharias begins new series of tests in her battle against cancer. ALVA, Okla.—Automobile fire tests reveal that the fiery death of. Mildred Ann Reynolds- on March 13 was accidental. CLVDV BAKU EX IUC1IAKD BARREN EASTEK BUXXY Peter Rabbit Arrives For Annual Visit Feler Rabbit, affectionately known ns "Cotton• nil," took time out fj-om bis busy Easier activities to posn for u picture with Cindy and IJichard .Barren who jin- ready for the Easter parade. The children are Ihc son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. II. II. Knrren. ;os Chandler. Cindy is three and spends her spare time playing ami helping: her mother. Richard, who is .-.even is in the, second grade -,-'1 «•'• SUN spots Pahdon Us! WE GOOFED- Pythian inters aren't entertaining the Knights of Pythias .it the National guard nr- mory Saturday night— it's a joint social affair and everyone is entertaining everyone else. Friends and families an: invited to the game party and open house. Easter Plcknicklng KAYTOU'X CHt'RCH sroups arc especially invited to picnic iU At- n.srneitn ParU nea- r Lake Houston on Knstor Sunday, the opcnins; day. ^^.'lU•nlm Milier announced. To reach the park, turn left seven miles north of Crosby on the old Atnscito Road. Another Noon Meet niKKCTOns OF the Bnytown Chnmbor of Commrrcc will have their second monthly luncheon meeting nt noon Monday at Rrbcl Inn, .Prrsidcn! Gordon T,, "arnc-i has unnounccd. The luncheon will cost $1,50 per plate. Elks Dance Tonight PAST EXALTED Rulers will be honored Saturday niplit ;it a danrr- in the Elks Indue. Music will bo provided by Bcnnie Berg's orchestra during huurs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Bandage Makers Meet BANDAGES FOR African missions will bo made Monday night, by the Young Woman's association of Memorial Baptist church in the home of Geneta Lawhon. -117 East Alford. Members are asked to bring n'd sheets to lie torn into ships for the bondages. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Around Town- PEGGY KELLY, Robert. E. Lee junior i.s minus one blaek manx cat. If found please call 7)7S . . . Judy Martin prowl of her new pink outfit. fo r Easier . . . Sonny Morgan. injured in a little football skirmish, \x happy to receive guests, liis niotlier reports . . . Mr. and Mrs. G. \V. Limghlin are in Dallas attending Ihe funeral of her uncle, II. I.,. \Vniker w!io was a frequent ViMlor in P.aytown. T)nn MeCalih enraptured over n Snacl. of bi.scults- and .syrup . , . Glenn Tnylo r getting some monetary ehange nil straightened out . . . Ki-itli T"U-)i came into t.nvn with a "Icing" thi.s \\'0i:-k, arriving liome from Kaylor just as tho Esso Paterson explaiej . . . Sue Tiller miss- THE RESURRECTION—On the third day, the two Marys went .to the sepulchre where Jesus had been laid. •An angel appeared, telling them, '"Fear not yc: for I know that ye 'seek Jesus, which was-crucified. He js not here: for He is risen." Later, Jesus' tofd the disciples in Galilee. ."All power 'is given' unto mo in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and ,of the Son. and of the Holv Ghost." Incorporation Drive Begins Highlands -- New E. Harris City? at Cedar Bayou elementary school. The two children, minus the bunny, will join the hundred of JJaytoniiins who will ..pond Easter Sunday at tho church of their choice. I'oter Rabbit, who will probably IIP exhausted from a busy season, \vill rest at the home of his owner, Raymond Mason, 204 East Adoue. Highlands residents, having tak-. en the first tentative step toward becoming an incorporated city, arc getting set for the campaign which they hope will convince the majority of the voters that it was a wise step. Don Lang, Highlands attorney who prepared the petition for an election on the issue, said than there may be some opposition to incorporation but many of the Red Face Dept. CAMBRIDGE. Mass. —UP— A man's frantic call to police headquarters F r i d a y night that "someone stole my ear and my wife from Hie parking lot" brought police on the run. After a brief search they found the man's rar still parked in the lot—with bis wife waiting impatiently inside. "I must have looked in (he wrone ear," the red-faced hus- hnncl xaid. ' Posse Finds Signs Of Bloody Battle Between Man, Dogs CROSBY. Tex. —UP— A .200- man posse grave up the hunt Saturday for an escaped Tennessee convict in the. Lake Houston woods area after finding .signs of n "terrific struggle" between do.e:s and a man. The largest manhunt in the area in .1") years ended after an .all-night search in which officers came across the evidence of a fijrht. Sheriff's Capt. Edd \Vhite said he was "sure" his bloodhounds had jumped Ted Thomas, the wanted man who escaped from .1 Tennessee prison last December. "We found blood on the ground mixed in with human and dog footprints,' 1 White said. It appeared that Thomas, who was armed with a ."1 rifle, shot two of the dogs. They were found two days ago. Three other dogs are still missing; and offierrs 01 '" devod .1 new batch of dogs. White said Thomas, a native of Conroe, Tex., worked as tree-cutter and "he knows every tree and even 1 patch of quicksand in these woods." Foust, Sledge In Tourney Finals Here Art Foust of Houston Austin and Eddie Sledge of Highland Park were to meet at 2 p.m. at. tho Lee eourts in the boys' singles finals in the Baytown High School Invitational Tennis tournament. Paul Como and Douglas Bashrum were to meet Jim and Kob Moomey in tiie doubles finals at 2 p.m. Foust bent Bill Dixon, <5-6. 6-2. in the .semifinals. Sledge reached tho finals by ing Ken Du Bose. 8-1, 6-3. Como-Hashrum beat Mac \Vhitn and Bob Xe Smith of Corpus Christi, 6-2, 6-4. businessmen and property owners feel that "it is the best thing to do in view of the rumored plans of other communities around us.'' The "rumored plans' 1 concerned the incorporation of 'Barrett Settlement to the north of Highlands a;jd of McNair to the East. Both are predominantly Negro communities. Joe Smith, president of the K. Johnson. Sr.. presented the petition for the election to County Judge Bob Casey early Friday. The petition was signed by 50 qualified voters in the area to be incorporated. , According to plans set out in the petition, the City of Highlands would include an area of nine square miles extending, roughly, from the Baytown city limits along Decker drive on the south to the and the Lloyd tract on the north: from the Highlands reservoir and the canal to the Saa Jacinto River on the West. • The county commissioners court has 90 days in which to act on the petition and set the date for the election. '•Until then, we can only mark time and do whatever can be done to promote the idea of Highlands Southern Canning Co. and Mrs. H. north boundary of the Wise Ranch as an incorporated city," Lang said* ALL KEAUV TO GO—Baytown Motor Service volunteer* drive needy patients to treatment in these Red Cross stnlion wnsron. I^eft to richt nrc Mrs. E. F. Wadley, 403 Buniet drive; M**. 4. C. Schiller, 301 Lakewood drive, and Mrs. A. •}. Clayton, old Forrest. Red Cross Volunteers — Baytown Motor Service On Alert A new Red Cross program hi Baytown with six volunteer motor service drivers is proving to be of vital service to the community, according to Mrs. Hugh Echois and* Harry Hartman, members of the board of directors of the Houston- Harris County Red Cross. The local service started Get. 13. ]0fiji. with one volunteer driver and a station wagon from the Baytown ARC chapter. Xow six Red Cross volunteers are on call round the clock for emergency service. They drive patients to and from clinics ftnd hospitals in Baytown, Houston and Gaivepton for urgently needed 1 medii-al care. The service was initiated as the result of two yenrs discussion and investigation with Charles G. Caid- wc.ll, executive secretary of the Welfare league <md Baytown Health clinic. Patients were doing without treatment or diagnosis because of lack of transportation to Baytown Health clinic and their referrals to other hospitals for further treatment. Schedules are arranged for this service by requests from the Baytown Health clinic and the Public Health nurses in this area, for the patients. Xow they are taken for treatment at Jefferson Davis hos- intal in Houston ancf to its fat.'ili- ties for crippled children, bone surgery, psychiatric care, pre-natal eare and polio treatment, the Houston Tuberculosis hospital, and John Scaly hospital in Galveston. Mrs. ]. C. Schiller. 30-1 Lakcwood drive in Baytown. comments: "We are receiving a genuine reward from this volunteer, service in learning: about tho overall Red Cros* story, and in meeting and serving many new and interesting; poopk. It has been a pleasure t": assist in bringing this service to our Community." There is need for in more lied (See RED CROSS—Page Two) HERE'S LAST CALL QN THOSE NEW AUTO TAGS Car licci^e tax deputies were up to their ear?, in sales at noon Saturday, and Deputy A. 1>. Cellins in Cnrl Smith'*, offiee here. said that he. will up fdiop at 5 p.m. imievs he hears differently. "We will take eare of everybody in the office when closing time comes." ]>(> sniil, "but if the tags aren't on the cars by midnight, the drivers will be subject to arrest." By HOSAUE MYERS Snn Staff Writer Ho wns told that the men hi the with stories of the hardships whirh Shelton O. Cannon, 52, Dies Baytown Refinery Employe 32 Years PleOSC Note 3ng out .,n ft heavenly concert by a year longer. Shelton Ollio Canon, 52, of lands, died at. .1:15 a.m. Saturday nl r. Baytown hospital. ('..iicin, employed in Hie instrument dep!irtia-..-;:t of the Baytowu refinery for :rj, had been a resiitent of the Envtown area for Jf>ave Brnbeek' . . . Elizabeth Cloud arranging hr>r schedule according to university classes. » . . I'at, Allen saying that her new fcnsfer outfit is almost worn out *mT Billie Goodwin lamenting that hor ensemble is still on the sewing; machine. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at Rartlnnan chapel in Highlands with the Rev. Clyde Foil/, pastor of Virst Ohrisfinn Church, nnd Hex-. Doruiis Barnes of Highlands Baptist church, official' in.s. will bo in San Jaeinto ary pallbearers will he the person- Memorial Park cemetery under «ei of the instrument department. direction of Karthman's. Graveside servies will be conducted by the Masonic lodge. A.F. and A.M". No. 1192 of Riytown. Survivors :m» his wife, .Mrs. Naomi Canon of Highlands; a dan-liter, Mrs. C. E, " of Orange-; two sons, T)oyie and John n-ut-ys of'?,' Also surviving are three brothers, W. O. ami L. C. Canon of Highlands and ,T, L. Canon if Rayvnondville, and two granddaughtt rs. Active pallbearers will Tie mem- of the Masonic Honor- The, Baytown Snn. trying to jjive the best possible service to all advertisers, is announcing a now schedule of deadlines for advertising copy, effective April 1: Monday noon for Tuesday. 5 p.m. Monday for Wednesday. 5 p.m. Tuesday for Thursday. S p.m. Wetlnesdi'-.y'for 1'rid'ay. T'"ri<lny noon for Saturday. 5 p.m. Friday for Monday: There will lie no changes in deadline* Tor clarified advertising C. r. Blanchard has seen the Baytown refinery grow from the ground right up to the top of the highest piece of steel in the biggest cat unit in the plant. He "hired in" when the company gave a man n S4.75 meal ticket and the name of a boarding' house at the same time they gave him hig identification tag, That wa.s on .Ian. 3, 1920. Today. March 31. 1956, he's sitting in a big lounge chair looking over the rooftops at tho pluming smokestacks and remembering those days when life was so nigged in Baytown that it was not difficult to "separate the men from the boys." IJlaneharif received tho lounge ohair and a big gift of cash Friday night at a party held at the Odd Frllows, JLil! whi re ahniist 100 friends came to wish him h "happy retirement." K'.anchimi counted M years, two months and -~ days, since he was handed his meal ticket ;il tho refinery gate. "I was mighiy glad to get that meal ticket. It had beer, four <r*iy« since I had eaten breakfast," he. said. pipa department worked harder than those in the labor gangs, but they made seven and a. half cents more. "I took the pipe department and .stayed there." he said. Elanchard regaled his friends C. P. BLASCHAKD the v>ioneor Baytonians endured back in the '-Os. "One Easter, I bought me a whito suit, some patent leather shoes and a straw hat. am! got all fixed up for a bis day. I w.i;; going to make Sylvan Beach that day. Thai was yO.MK Easter, When I woke up it was so co':i. I would have frozen ill that ice cream suit. My roommate and 1 got us >i quart of moonshine and went buck u> bed. \\"e staye<r there all day to keep warm." he recalled. Rubber boots were not worn to keep the feet dry, but to break ice or. the ground, he said. ••The mud and water were higher out in that swamp than any pair ( >f boots, but the rubber soles kept yov.-- feet from bruising when you stiinijvtl tho ice." he s:lid. Tho Louisiana boy who tlw.i,?ht he h.iil seen jn.-l about ewi'Vihins; in the way of p:iniuivo living while \\ofKins' in Oil fit:Uis ill his lu>:i - iO state ;nu! in T,x-;.i.- learned to 1,' iler iii:> clothes in i "blow" l-.iti-fe!.. ba.'he :ii" the !):'.'ber.sliip \viie;; he had a lviif-do!l::r to srwi-e. '.iMirwi 10'u' :"'.•! kerosene iw.vrs anil chnk the cv/ :k'~ in the houses he lived in. He also lor-ated :he (iance hails out t Croshv. ieaineii (See BLANCHARD—Page Iw»> Hearings On Tanker Bias! Get Underway Chief Eng. Lawrer se B. Jones of the Esso Paterson testified Saturday at a public hearing;, conducted by government and Humble officials , that he saw a reflection of _ fire either on the water at the side of the tanker ; or on th.e sirfe of the ship just before the explosion. He realized,, he said that there was a fire, but before he had a chance to do anything about it, the hlast occurred. He was leaning against a rail on the second deck at,the time and was talking: to a seaman on the first deck, he said. Cmdr. p. H, Broach, marine inspector, and captain of the port, was serving as head of the board 1 of inquiry. Also on the boacd were Cmdr, C. F. Kaminsky and Cmdr. ' R. B. Scott. The first •witness to be called was Capt. H. F. Koenigs of. the Esso Paterson. It had been, brought out earlier that Capt. Koenigs was ashore at the time ,of the explosion. He described at length the preparations that always precede loading of the vessel. He testified that at the time of the blast, the tanker was taking on kerosene in. the No. 8 wing tank 'and white gasoline in the No. 4 center tank. The boat was to have -been loaded 1 with five different types of ^ueL Both Capt Koenigs and'Engineer Jones : were questioned sharply about smoking- aboard the ship while loading was in 'progress. The captain said he had never been troubled with this problem, and the • engineer said that as far as he knew there was no smoking by any of the crew at the time. "I saw the reflection of the fire, but I iould not "determine .its source." Engineer Jones said. :"I. knew ; there was; a fire, however, but.before I could turn to do anything about it, the explosion came." The hearing recessed; at noon . after Jones had completed 'his ; testimony. : •'. • . • . Other witnesses'had ? beon told to report back to the Baytown Community building, where the hearing was being 1 conducted, at 1 p.m. Saturda/, and that indicated that an afternoon session would be held. None of the questions nor answers of the two morning witnesses had given any indication.?^ to the cause of the near-tragedy that rocked the entire Baytown area Thursday night. Elsewhere in Baytown Saturday, city officials were continuing plans to develop a co-ordinated plan for better handling of a similar catastrophe that might happen in the future. The traffic problem and the lack of adequate emergency communications systems were the ones that the city plans to cope with. City Manager C. D. Middleton said. Researcher Faces Oyster HOUSTON —UP— An immigration case comparable to that which throw singer Dick Hayrncs into the headlines was shaping up Saturday in an attempt'' to deport a Peruvian scientist. U.S. immigrjition officials have served notice on the scientist?. 38- year-old Dr. Jorge Awn para, to shoiv cause why he should not be deported. Dr. Awapara, an alien, i? engaged as a research biochemist at University of Texas' M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor JnFi.itute. 'Bayfown In The f 2Q$-Tfiem Was The Days' G. P. Blanchard Watched Refinery Grow From Ground Up for Little League players! hit, pitch, run vho bases and <ie!d. Reed ...

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