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Thursday, June 29, 1972
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AMPA. f EXAS Thursday. Jun« ». 1»?J DESPITE PROGRAM DECLINE Business Continues To Boom In Area Around Space Center SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) — The nation's space program is declining and Astronauts are quietly leaving the Manned Spacecraft Center here. But the area around the center, in an almost mocking contrast, is booming as never before. In the last five years, the number of workers at the space center, home of America's astronauts, has declined by about 5,000. but for the merchants, banks and home builders in the area, the decline has hardly been felt. "It beats me how we could be any busier," said a grocery store manager. "We can't get enough houses to sell." said Charles Whynot of Space City Development, a real estate firm. Webb Sharp, manager of the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce, said that although the Manned Spacecraft Center and the torrid pace of the space program helped the growth of the area, there would probably have been a boom here anyway. "The space program gave us the immediate base," said Sharp. But it was the nearness of Houston, 27 miles by freeway, and that city's immense growth that rocketed the area's economy upward, says Sharp. Clear Lake City, a community put together by Friendswood Development Corp., a subsidiary of Humble Oil & Refining Co., is the largest new development in the area with a population of about 14,500. Charles Pence, a vice president of Friendswood, said that even with the declining amount of activity at the space center, home sales in Clear Lake City reached its highest level ever in 1971, and a better year is predicted. "We're ahead of last year in sales already and expect by the end of the year to have sold 660 new homes," he said. New apartment buildings and new townhouses are going up also. "We now have a diversified job base for the home buyers," he said. Pence and others estimated that about 65 per cent of the area's job holders are not in Brown Foundation Officers Elected Bill W. Waters is the new chairman of the M.K. Brown Foundation. Other officers elected at the foundation's annual meeting are David E. Holt, vice chairman, and William Jarrel Smith, secretary-treasurer. Stock Market Quotations Tkt lolkwlai Ilia. Ckteai* Eieknn Uvt cattle Intent in IvrifikH kjr lit AmarUI*. office* *( Mirrlll. Lynch. Pkret. F*aa*r and SaiHk lac. Pri». ClMt OH* Hl«k Law Ltit rtk. MM M.N M.Tl U.I7 M.l« April M.T7 M.n M.M M.Tl M.M All I7.U I7.M ITJ7 S7.H 17.17 Oct. M.I7 M.« M.M H.U M.M OK. M.M M.U M.M M.M M.M Tki foll»ln| l| i.n. arala owtalloai •rt furaliked ay Wfcttkr Grata of Pampa. Wkial II.MBu. Mil* II.Mewt Tkt follow lai qooutlool tkaw Ik* raa|i •Ilkln which flwa* wciirllki could ka>* km traded al Ike llm* »l compilation. Amarei 1% 14 FraaklliLUi 11* 11* ClbrilUr Llli 14 I Ky.Ceal.Llfe 74 74 Nal.OMLlM 74 74 Rcplih Nail Life 144 114 Southland Finance M4 M4 So Wott.LUe M4 M4 Stralfard 74 7% B.I.I I* 14 Th« tollowlaf II:M N.Y. ilock markil auoUllom in lurnlikid by tkl Pampa olllcc of Schneider Birnil Hlciman. lac. American Tel and Tel 414 Cakol 414 Celanii* 41 CllleiStrvlde M u aerospace. This represents a turnaround from earlier years. Pence said that Clear Lake City and a nearby deep water port industrial district were already on the drawing boards when the space center was located here. At that time, 11 years ago, cattle grazed where mission control now stands. A battered, two-lane rural road was all there was to what is now NASA Road One, the avenue of the astronauts. The only major developments nearby were Ellington Air Force Base, a dying military base 10 miles away, and Webster, a sleepy Texas town. Down the road the other way was a fading resort area on Clear Lake, a sweet water lake that offered boaters a path to Galveston Bay and the gulf beyond. But Friendswood and other developers were expecting the rapid expansion of Houston to affect the area. The company designed Clear Lake City and Bayport and planned a long orderly development. The sudden impact on the Manned Spacecraft Center construction accelerated the development by about five years or more, according to most estimates. It also led to the establishment of other On The Record Highland General Hospital WEDNESDAY Admissions John R. Parker, 129 N. Nelson. Baby Girl Cotton, 1009 E. Browning. Mrs. Cora Cotton, 1009 E. Browning. Clyde Allen Walker, Cave Junction, Ore. Marshall A. Gann, White Deer. Mrs. Clara LaVee Smith, 726 Lefors. Mrs. FronnieC. Durham, 1189 Prairie Drive. Mrs. Orpha D. Melton, 1927 N. Nelson. Candace K. Hamilton, 1522 N. Faulkner. Mrs. Tressa M. Revious, .Wheeler. ,..,.,,. •., „ . Mrs. Marie L. Murry, Canadian. Mrs. Shirley Ann Wyche. 616 N. Somerville. Mrs. Winnie M. Clark, 1037 S. Sumner. Dismissals Tommy Bates, White Deer. Pamela Brazil, 711 Bradley Drive. Carlos, 204 N. DIA . DPA 14 G»cral Electric M4 General MoUri 71 Cood/iir M GvU Oil 144 IBM m Pnoey'i 714 Pkllll|>a H PMA 144 t*ari Rotktwt 1114 skin? 4i« Standard Oil oflndlana M4 Standard Oil iINi* Jem/ 714 l*«tk«*nUri Pvkllc l«r«ke 114 IWC 114 Taiaca M4 U.l.llatl M4 SUBSCRIPTION HATES QFhc {tampa Daily N By carrier in Pampa and RTZ 11.75 per month 15.25 per 3 months f 10.50 per 6 months. $21 00 per year. By motor route fl 75 per month. By mail in RTZ 113 per year. By mail outside RTZ tl» 50 per year and RTZ. Single copy 10 cents daily 15 cents Sunday. Published daily except Saturday by the Pampa Daily News Atchison and Somerville. Pampa. Texas 71065. Phone 668-2525 all departments. Entered as second class matter under the act March 9. 1878 Milting your Daily Nowi? Dial MV-2S2S Mora 7 p.m. wt*ko0yt, 10 a.m. Sunday* Claudine Sumner. Mrs. Joy Davis, 1005 E. Kingsmill. Mrs. Jeri Dupris, 1916 N. Wells. Mrs. Mary Wesner, 2247 Mary Ellen. Mrs. Lora Wheeler. 1824 N. Wells. Baby Girl Roach, 1041 Prairie Drive. Mrs. Martha A. Brown, 112S. Starkweather. Mrs. Inez Parker, 803 Lefors. Robert S. Weatherly, Skellytown. Mrs. Vera M. Connelly, Phillips. Mrs. Alice L. Rhodes, 1137 Crane. Mrs. Patricia Hinds, 1238 S. Dwight. Baby Boy Hinds, 1238 S. Dwight. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Gary Don Cotton, 1009 E. Browning, on the birth of a girl at 9:09 a.m. weighing 5 Ibs., 6 ozs. Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Luster, 1036 Prairie Drive, on the birth of a boy at 10:30a.m. weighings Ibs., 3 ozs. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Elliott, 1835 Grape, on the birth of a girl at 10:23 p.m. weighing 6 Ibs., 11 ozs. communities in the area and a rapid growth of such nearby towns as Seabrook, Kemah, La Porte, Dickinson and Friendswood, a one-time quaker community now popular with aerospace engineers. Four motels sprang up near the space center and despite the program's decline they are still profitable operations. They now get a healthy share of the convention business coming to Houston, plus tourists attracted by the space center and the nearby Gulf of Mexico. More than a million persons toured the space center last year and the number keeps growing. Many stay in the nearby motels. Sharp and others believe even if the space program died, the boom in the area would continue. Bayport now has 16 companies in operation, six more committed and a payroll of $300 million. There are predictions of 22,000 jobs and a 11.5 billion payroll by 1960. Ellington AFB, now busier than ever, is expanding. Additionally, the University of Houston has established a branch in Clear Lake Cith with 15,000 students expected to enroll by 1981. The two new hospitals are expected to create 600 new jobs. Most of the astronauts built homes near the space center and many of these are now up for sale as the space agency quietly trims the number of spacemen in the corps. And, according to Whynot. the astronauts and others who are selling their homes are having little difficulty finding buyers. Home values have increased from 25 to 50 per cent in the last six years, and are still going up, he said. A space engineer, who was here when space was King, recalled a recent incident which to him illustrated just how the emphasis has shifted in recent years. Young Bride Electrocuted On Farm A young bride was electrocuted Wednesday morning on a farm three miles west of Panhandle while trying to see a ground squirrel in a pipeline. Mrs. Rhonda Jean Bailiff, 20, was dead on arrival at a doctor's office in Panhandle. She had been married three months. Her husband, Johnny, and Glenn Pratt, farm owner, were taken to Highland General Hospital in Pampa to be treated for burns. Pratt was treated and released. Bailiff was admitted, . then later released. The accident occurred about 10:45 a.m. when Pratt and Bailiff called Mrs. Bailiff to see a ground squirrel which had run into an irrigation pipe the two men had started to set. The three of them then lifted the pipe, trying to avoid a high line above it. The high line then arched to the pipe, electrocuting Mrs. Bailiff, who was reportedly barefoot. Bailiff was burned on the arms, hands and legs below the knees. Pratt had burns on the feet. The two men took Mrs. Bailiff to Panhandle in a pickup. Mrs. Pratt then drove the men to Pampa. The young couple, who were married three months ago, had moved from Des Moines, Iowa, a month ago. They were living on the Pratt farm. Funeral arrangements were pending this morning with Smith Funeral Home of Panhandle. Mainly About People Watted t* buy: Good electric range. MMSM. (Adv.) ViM-rlpe tomatoes. Delicious Texas peaches. SltJ Mart. (Adv.) 1171 Early American RCA Stereo. ««9-«495. 2134 N. Sumner. (Adv.) KItteis free! Call M5-2777. (Adv.) Garage Sale-Thursday, Friday, Saturday. 1916 Evergreen. (Adv.) Backyard sale: Crafts for home decoration. Friday and Saturday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 14p.m. 1121 N.Russell. (Adv.) Special Plate Lunches-Bar-b-q beef sandwich plate, $1.; chicken plate, 69 cents; burger plate, 69 cents; fish plate, 79 cents. Don't cook today, Call S and J.669-3861. (Adv.) Shop Aldington's this evening, Friday and Saturday for big Independence Day Specials. (Adv.) Grand Opening! La Siesta Restaurant. Formerly the Silver Spur. Monday, June 26.9 a.m. East Frederic. Specializing in Mexican food. (Adv.) Klrby Vacuum Sweeper Company is now selling Bison Vacuum Cleaners. Still servicing Kirby at the same location, 512'4 S. Cuyler, 669-2990. (Adv.) Arkansas Man Killed In Shootout TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP)-A man quoted by officers as saying he was not afraid to die was killed today in a Shootout inside the police station on the Arkansas side of this two-state city. One patrolman was wounded. Rames E. Twitty, 44, struck by nine bullets, died before reaching a hospital. Attendants said patrolman Mike Rachel was in fair condition after surgery for face wounds. Desk Sgt. Robert Brush and other officers related these details: Twitty, released from jail 90 minutes earlier after his wife posted bond for him on a driving while intoxicated charge, returned about 2:30 a.m. carrying two pistols. He stepped inside, walked behind the booking desk with both weapons and told Brush, "You s.o.b., I'm going to kill you." Brush leaned over, concealing the hand with which he held open a radio microphone switch, and talked to Twitty, who said he wanted the two policemen who had arrested him. As Twitty stuck one of his guns into the sergeant's ear, two officers entered and the former prisoner levelled his pistol at the new arrivals. The two told him they were not the policemen who took him into custody. While the officers again tried , to reason with Twitty, Rachel kicked open an outer door and pointed his revolver at Twitty. Rachel and Twitty then fired at almost the same time. Pistol Taken At Local Store Pampa police are investigating theft of a pistol from a counter at Gibson's on Perryton Parkway, Wednesday. The gun, a Regent .32 caliber, was being shown. Before it was returned to the locked case, according to the official report, the attention of the clerk was called to another area and the weapon was missing when he returned to the counter. According to the report, it is believed the pair of youths who claimed his attention were working with a third in the vicinity at the time allowing him opportunity to take the pistol. It bore brown plastic grips and serial number GO 9863. 6o5-2323 PAMPA COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. State Senate To Vote On Smith's Appointees OFFICIAL VISIT-In observance of the 2000th unit built for Harnischfeger Corporation at Cabot's Machinery Division, officials of both companies were in Pampa Wednesday. Inspecting a partially finished P & H backhoe are, left to right, V.P. Raymond, general manager of the Machinery Division, W.D. Manly, Cabot's vice president of the Engineered Products Group, J.A. Mezera, vice president Construction and Mining Products for Harnischfeger, W.A. McKean, superintendent of the Assembly Shop, and W.D. Forsha, assistant general manager of Cabot's Machinery Division. Cabot Completes 2,000th Unit For Wisconsin Firm Officials of Cabot Corp. and Harnischfeger (P&H) Corp. of Milwaukee, Wis., were in Pampa Wednesday to mark completion of the 2000th unit built for P&H by Cabot's Machinery Division in Pampa. Cabot began building construction equipment for P&H in 1964, when the company acquired Cabot's design on hydraulic backhoes. Shortly Police Check Sugar Incident James Camp, 205 Tignor, complained to Pampa police Wednesday that sugar had been placed in the gasoline tank of a truck left parked overnight at the door of Furr's Cafeteria in Cornonado Center. According to the official report, Camp told officers he suspected some youths he made angry over the loading of some trash from the cafeteria. It is believed the sugar came from the cafeteria. A sugar scoop was found in the men's room. Police are investigating. after that, Cabot also began building a line of hydraulic cranes for P&H and since then over 2000 cranes and backhoes have been constructed in Pampa and shipped to all parts of the world. The marking of the 2000th unit built for P&H was particularly notable, according to P&H officials, because of the exceptionally high quality built into each unit by Cabot. P&H units built in Pampa, by Cabot, are known the world over for their high quality," said Bill Stewart, P&H resident manager in Pampa. He and Vic Raymond, Cabot general manager, commended Cabot employes for the workmanship that goes into each unit. Visiting in Pampa for P&H were J.A. Mezera, vice president of construction and mining products; Anthony L. Necci, director of manufacturing, construction and hydraulic products, and James W. Gaudet, controller. Visiting here for Cabot was William D. Manley, vice president of the engineered products group. AUSTIN, Tex (API-A vote on m appoint metiu by Gov PreMM Smith to itate board* and agenda and • resolution to prohibit busing as a tool of Integration were on the Senate agenda today. The appointments were considered non-controversial. Other nominations to which there is opposition will be voted on later. The Senate State Affairs Committee had a 2 p.m. hearing on a resolution by Sen. Henry Graver of Houston, the Republican candidate for governor. Graver's resolution asks congress to call a constitutional convention to propose the following amendment to the U.S. Constitution: "No student shall be assigned Charger Sets Fire Units of the Pampa Fire Department made a run at 9:30 this morning to 704 Doucette St. where a battery charger had started a garage fire. Apparently, the charger had been connected to power a battery over night. No report had been issued at presstime as to how the fire started from the unit. Assault Charges Are Filed A charge of assault and battery was filed against K.A. "Buddy" Lamberson in municipal court Wednesday. The charge was made by Ken Peeples alleging that Lamberson struck him at a Farm League baseball game June 21 at Optimist Park. Peeples collapsed later and was taken to Northwest Texas Hospital at Amarillo. He is at home now but under a doctor's care, according to reports today. Lamberson was acting as coach of one team in the league and Peeples was assisting with game chores for another team. Both men have been suspended from working with boys in the Optimist Club program by a unanimous vote of the members following an investigation of the incident. 16 nor compelled to attend My p^ietrttf *noolan icwiim of hat, religion, color or national origin. Four other anti-busing resolutions already hive been approved by committees in the House or Senate. House members were in recess today until Saturday to study • 4.1 billion one-year state budget. The long recess began after senators waited out * world record filibuster of 42 hours and 33 minutes by Dallas Sen. Mike McKool to pass the spending bill and the House Appropriations Committee substituted its own version. The final budget for the fiscal year starting Sept. 7 will be a compromise written by a 10- member House-Senate conference committee. , Local Youth Death Cause Determined Results of the autopsy on Garry Lee McCarthy, 18, 1101 E. Foster, have been returned from Austin, showing strangulation on food particles as the cause of death, Justice of the Peace Ed Anderson reported today. The youth was dead on arrival at Highland General Hospital Sunday, May 21. He was reportedly eating a snack at the Killarney Cafe, where he was helping his mother clean, when he collapsed. He was the son of Mrs. Bertie Lee McCarthy and Bobby Gene McCarthy, both of Pampa. 213 N. Cuvler Prices Good Thursday • Friday Saturday* Monday • Tuesday OPEN TUESDAY, JULY 4th Paper Plates and Styro Cups Pkg 38 c Ladies' Body Suits Nylon Stretch Reg '2.22 Ladies' Sandals Reg '2.00 and Reg 2 for '5.00 Ladies' Canvas Shoes Reg 2 for '5.00 Ladies' Terry Rompers Reg '4.00 Boys' Ladies' Knit Short Sets R«g *4.44 and *5.00 Girls' 2 PC Sets Size, 2-7 Reg 3 for *5., and '2.22 Short Sets (Limittd Assortment) . Dresses Sizes 9 months to 6x Reg'1.00 77 C Girls' Knit Tops Sizes 7 to 14 Reg 2 for '3.00 99 C

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