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Reagan Denounces Soviet, Cuban Influence BRASILIA, Brazil (AP)~— President Reagan, in a two-pronged message today, denounced Soviet and Cuban influence in Central America and decried restrictions on free trade as "an ugly specter stalking the world." In a speech to business leaders, Reagan sounded a call for ecomomic cooperation between the United States and Brazil — one day after moving to ease the impact of U.S. sugar quotas here and provide a $1.2 billion loan to help Brazil restore its earlier economic growth. ,< But the president's trip to Latin America is focusing as much on East-West themes and troubled Cen- tral America as it is on the special problems of financially ailing Brazil. In today's address, Reagan turned to a theme he used Wednesday night when he told a dinner audience, "Just as threatening as conventional armies or nuclear weapons are counterfeit revolutionaries who undermine legitimate governments and destroy sources of economic progress." In remarks prepared for delivery to U.S. and Brazilian business leaders in Sao Paulo, Reagan said: "There is in the world today, a counterfeit revolution, a revolution of territorial conquests, a revolu- tion of coercion and thought control where states rule behind the barrel of a gun and erect barbed wire walls not to keep enemies out, but to keep their own people in." A White House official said this was a reference to the Soviet Union and Cuba. Reagan expanded on that Wednesday night, saying insurgents were armed at great expense, by a faraway power aimed at disrupting other governments and economies "This is aggression, pure and simple," he said. "We stand firmly with the other responsible nations of the Americas in opposing those who with violence and force of arms, try to undermine economic progress and political stability," he said. The president, on a four-nation, five-day Latin American tour, had some trouble remembering where he was and where he is going Wednesday evening when he asked his dinner companions to join him in a toast to President Joao Baptista Figueiredo "and to the people of Bolivia — that-is where I am going. To the people of Brazil..." The president, however, is not going to Bolivia, one of the poorest nations on the South American continent. His next stop, on Friday, is Bogota, Colombia. The Baytown Sun Invites JEANNE DAVIS „.. Baytown To See "ROCKY III" At The Bay Plaza I (This Pass Good Through Dec. 11) (This Pass Good For 2 People) OVER 70,000 READERS EVERY DAY YOUR HOME NEWSPAPER Volume 61, No. 23 Telephone Number: 422-8302 Thursday, December 2, 1982 Baytown, Texas 77520 20 Cents Per Copy Postal Specialists To Observe Office Here BIRD'S-EYE VIEW THE ADVENTURE for the day for Brennon Marsh and Ryan Gill is climbing a big oak tree. The 6-year- old adventurers take a breather after making it to the first level of limbs. Brennon is the son of Glenna and Ronnie Marsh and Ryan's parents are John and BarbraGill. (Sun staff photo by Carrie Pryor) By PRESTON PENDERGRASS Houston Postmaster Wallace Kido, who also supervises 114 post offices in the greater Houston area, told The Baytown Sun Thursday he wou)d send a team of five specialists to conduct a full- scale review of Baytown postal operations soon after Jan. 1,1983. Kido also revealed he had sent a personal representative, who is now on duty here, "to assess the nature and magnitude of reports of service problems in Baytown and to correct any he observes in retail and delivery services." Kido's moves were in response to U.S. Rep. Jack Fields' announcement two weeks ago he would discuss Baytown postal problems with "highest authorities" in the U.S. Postal Service unless there were efforts to make improvements by Nov. 29. Fields' office has been investigating complaints of inadequate service at Baytown post offices for the past several months. The congressman has met with Kido and other high officials in the Houston Management Sectional Center, as well as Baytown community representatives, including Chamber of Commerce and city leaders. Kido said the Baytown review would be done by "people with expertise in the various phases of postal operations." Kido said there had been improvement in Bay town's postal service since the problems were first brought to his attention, and he hoped there would be "community recognition of these improvements and others to be made in the future." Kido would not comment directly on questions about whether or not postal workers' unions at Baytown post offices had anything to do with helping generate complaints about postal service. "We have a working relationship" with postal unions there," he said. "I intend to improve service at Baytown post offices," Kido vowed. But he said he had been getting "three different versions of complaints there, from the postmaster and his staff, customers, and various other representations." Asked whether or not he could assess Baytown problems based on his past experience in the Postal Service, Kido said it had been his experience that "you have to have someone to help assess the situation." Kido identified his "personal representative" who has come ahead of the review team as James Robert Speake, postmaster at Alvin since 1981. Speake was postmaster at Freeport three years and has been on special assignment as manager of associate postal operations for the past two months. He also has managerial responsibility for the 114 post offices in lhe Houston Management Sectional Center. Kido said Speake began has assignment in Baytown Monday and would continue to report to Kido on a daily basis. Kido said Speake and James Dupree, Baytown postmaster, have a "professional acquaint(See POSTAL, Page 2-A) Polumbo, Emmett Sponsor Bill To End 'Tent City 9 Camps By CAROL FOSTER Two local state representatives, angered by what they saw in a roadside park "tent city"near Crosby, have drafted a bill to end such camps. State Rep. Tony Polumbo wrote the bill, which is co-sponsored by Rep. Ed Emmett, that will be introduced in the January legislative session. The bill will set a 48-hour camping limit for state roadside parks. There are Pearce Street Journal - Address Changed AUSTIN (CN) — We thought it would be both safer and more prestigious to make this statement from the rotunda of the state capitol. the Pearce Street Journal, PSJ for short, hereinafter will be published from the new address in North Baytown at 606 Rolling- brook (off Garth and North Main). There will be no change of rates or management. --FH AROUND TOWN L. WAYNE GARIBALDI takes a cat nap . . . Katherine Landon Lane changes her stripes for a certain young man with a beard . . . Jackson Sneyd changes addresses. Marge and Herb Biederbaum are proud of new puppies . . . Richard McKinney is looking for some old boat mates . . . Gus Brinkman sure is pumping a lot of gas these days. The Rev. Jimmy Hedges tells the time at an inopportune time . . . Rosa and Manuel Ciruti get a call from Baylor University announcing a special event for granddaughter Jana Woodruff. U-TELLERiPULSE A CHEAT PAIR! I rusl ( IP roiC FIRST AMERICAN BANK currently no state statutes to prohibit permanent occupancy. Polumbo called the tent city a "tremendous health hazard" and said occupants are usurping the use of state roadside parks. "There are about four port-a- cans out there, no running water, and children — one only 18 months old — living out there in cold, wet weather," Polumbo said. He visited the camp personally Pact Awarded For Newport Fire Station CROSBY (Sp) — Bayport Construction Co. has been named low bidder for a fire station in Newport according to Crosby Volunteer Fire Department. Fire Chief Sonny Armstrong said the board of directors for Crosby Volunteer Fire Department has notified the company of low bid status and is arranging financing for the $65,400 building. Armstrong did not have exact figures bid by the other two competitors, but said both companies submitted prices "in the $80,000 range." Construction for the building is expected to begin just after the first of the year, Armstrong said. The contract cannot actually be awarded until after financing is arranged according to a spokesman for the department. The fire department has raised about $15,000 to begin construction through donations of residents and fund raising efforts in the community. "I believe we'll be able to make the payments with what we have and we'll be talking about financing this week with some banks," Armstrong said. Residents of Municipal Utility (See FIRE, Page 2-A) OPEN A CHECKING ACCOUNT WITH ... and said he viewed "absolute mountains of beer cans" and garbage all over the park. "If these people are needy, truly needy, then where is the money coming from for all that beer?" Polumbo asked. Polumbo said residents of tent city are "there because they're enjoying it. That's their lifestyle and they don't want to leave." He said a number of reports have come to his attention that residents are turning down minimum wage jobs. "They say taking jobs for the minimum wage is beneath their dignity, but what do they think about living in a roadside park? Isn't that beneath the dignity of most people?" he said. Polumbo said the "truly needy" living in tent city have been helped by various state agencies. "I don't care what anybody says. We can give them our last dime and they'll still do exactly what they want. The news media has made it fashionable to live in tent city. They like living out there." If the bill passes, enforcement could begin by Aug. 31, possibly sooner, Polumbo said. Penalties for violating the law that will forbid camping longer than 48 hours will range from $25 to $200. "We've had people living under bridges before, but never in these quantities. There are others around said. Texas too," Polumbo According to Polumbo, the truly needy among tent city occupants are being exploited. "They're parading the very few needy people out in front of the rest of them. It's a classic case of the greedy hiding behind the needy." Polumbo said he expects the bill to pass with little difficulty. Sift ft-- « dial Business 6A Classified 4-7D Comics • =•.. 5B Crossword Puzzle SB Dimension IB Editorial 4A Fire News 2A Markets 2D Movie Theaters 4B Obituaries 2D Police Beat 2A People 7A School Lunches 8D Sports 1-3C Television Log. 4B Weather. 2A WEATHER THE FORECAST for the Baytown area Thursday night is for mostly cloudy skies with a 30 percent chance of rain. Friday will clear to a 20 percent chance of rain. Temperatures will be cooler with a low expected Thursday in the upper 50s and a high Friday near 70 degrees. From 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday, a low of 66 and a high of 73 degrees were recorded. At 7 a.m. Thursday it was 71 degrees. First Goodfellow Donations Arrive Laura Kathryn Brown 10.00 Anonymous 10.00 Epsilon Sigma Alpha Zeta Tau Sorority #4133 25.00 Nora Bell Pryor 10.00 LaVoyce Maples 10.00 Trinity Episcopal Guild 15.00 Mr. & Mrs. C.E. Houghton Jr 20.00 Mrs. M.M. McNulty Sr 15.00 "In memory of M.M. McNulty Sr. & Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Haddick Sr." Mr. & Mrs. Paul E. Weaver . 10.00 J. Milton, Ernestine & J. Marty Stewart 40.00 TOTAL $195.00 By CHIEF GOODFELLOW Baytown Goodfellows gratefully acknowledge the first contributions in the 1982 Christmas Fund Drive totaling $195. The campaign to raise money to buy Christmas gifts for underprivileged children was launched Thanksgiving Day and will continue through Christmas Eve. Because of economic conditions that have caused wide-spread joblessness throughout the country, more youngsters will be depending on the Goodfellows this Christmas. Efforts are being made by the Goodfellows' screening committee to determine the number of children eligible to receive bags of toys and goodies. Initial indications are the number will be considerably larger than last year when a record number of deserving youngsters were helped. At this time last year, contribu- tions totaled $287, which means the 1982 drive is almost $100 short so far. However, the Goodfellows anticipated a decline in the number of gifts this year and are appealing to working Baytonians to increase their contributions. Goodfellow drive leaders also hope Baytown newcomers will help put the campaign over the top by Christmas Eve, despite handicaps brought on by recession. For the benefit of those who may have missed earlier stories, the Goodfellow drive exists only to help needy kids at Christmastime. It is sponsored by The Baytown Sun, which administers the fund. (See GOODFELLOW, Page 2-A) Courthouse Annex Dedication Friday MONT BELVIEU (Sp) — Dedication ceremonies will be held at 2 p.m. Friday for the new West Chambers County Courthouse Annex. Located at 10616 Eagle Drive, the building will house not only administrative judicial, law enforcement and health facilities, but a modern library as well. The building was designed by Christopher Di Stefano & Associates with Lee Rowe Construction Co. the general contractor for the project. E. B. "Booster" Stephenson, county commissioner, Precinct 3, will preside at the ceremony. The Rev. John Duesterberg of First United Methodist Church in Mont Belvieu will give the invocation. A number of out-of-county dignitaries and guests will be introduced by Stephenson. The Honorable W.G. Woods Jr., judge of the 253rd District Court, will give the dedication address. Katie B. Rowe, president of Lee Rowe Construction Co., will present the keys to the building to County Judge Alma L. Turner. Judge Turner, in turn, will pre- sent keys to county office holders and conduct ribbon-cutting ceremonies. An official tour of the facilities will follow and the building will remain open until 7 p.m. Refreshments will also be served during the tour hours. Music for the dedication will be furnished by members of the Barbers Hill High School Band. The county commissioners court approved certificates of obligation for $875,000 to finance construction and furnishings for the structure. 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