The Baytown Sun (Baytown, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 243, Ed. 1 Tuesday, March 16, 1954 Page: 1 of 8
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VOL 34, NO. 243
Knox Beaver* and Dr. & A Bhaf- Field Artillery Battalion, U. Cal- Monday night ben of the board are Peat Prem-
ier, Baytown patron*. jaw** performed hi* dutlee a* a Robert Stockton wa* named dent Max Goldfield, Dick Mann*
How User °l£t™ lean vtce-pr.rid.nt; Doe Trter, and Henchel Scott
Mre^Le^McKinley ^nsriorTi *#* daUrrafnatton ^'’^eac^^ I I D * ▼ M 1
H%?f3T2r‘ SCWttsn&s Lawmakers Begin Tax Hunt
STk£$Z&SXJSZ Teacher SalarY lner««8 At Stake
At Horace Mans. aaeUtln* Stern. .ommaaRli Callaway's cloee AUSTIN, March IS -UP-Texa* toea" that could be used for any
^wyripyiiJg cnisraa^ sr ss ^i **£™**» ,«*«
•la Abehler. eounaclor at Paaa- training and hi* skillful direction “*• ***k of rail to* the **l»rie* of vtt.yfaT according to th*
dena Junior high; Mr*. Acrata *f fire mWoaa materially height- teacher* and ftatc employe*, a* governor** proposal
Wrert cl«r«« te«ber a* Oa- «ad th* affeetlrenem of hi* rec- ^ m pasring p*w tax*. V» ralaa Shivar* tax program called for
^LLu'ni^ *' W’ 0°^ tha MS million aseaaaarv to pay «*4alf cant ***"!"*”**£?
Strickler, Baytown patron. He also wa* awarded the Purple far tha hereto. toot natural gas tax to ran*! «4
Heart far wauads rtcelvad In hat- Oov. Allan Shinn, who veDad million annually; a hike from *L®
s^TwSRLsstf ivareasss sr»OT,if5
_ eouege wui oe rw’wsP'**" wfcjt Conroe’* rule* regarding three separate committee*, one
rneaday nignt at a meeung oi requirement*, location of committee for each of the schools
the Ljufhborf PirfBt*Tc»chpr taokj and piti and other technical CTiairman of the Robert E. Lee
association. The meefSng wil be committee li Dr. L T. Callkutt
professor of psychology at the
Houston school*, bead* the oom-
mlttee for Baytown Junior high
and Alfred Stem, bead of special
services of Victoria achooia if
HOUSTON. March IS -UP-One chaJrm“ <* Horace
reading essay, by the Ut* DH
Lawrence, ha* filed a 175.888 dam- r*ap*ctiv' acbooU « *•» ,JL
— — —-- — —-v OVERBROOK. Kan.. March 18 age suit against three school ad-
arhare ha hang* out of lata, aa It —Jjp—Tmo B-«7 Jet bomber* from minUtrator* for allegedly calling refag a #» a
k a gain for th* eato aide what *,*^ta Ah Force Base collided him -un-America*” Chflr SlAfll
fa* wf*t *<da_haa tad, er vtoe Tuesday over eastern Kan- Assistant Suot J. 0. Webb, one “■■HOI dWiVwM
sirs%zzarcs on Reid cierk sU'
rren fat the good old days to the ^ a <umaged tail (action. 'throw im a smoke screen” and
’•*4 tJaMfry* _ _ Three badto* ware recovered at dwriad that any of the three achool Chari** Hathaway Sloan. «1- Bayahor* drive, earn* to Baytown
ai ^ ^ f ometal, has -ever totimmed that ya^td field cierk to the gsugkg m a child la lilt. He wa* a native
lay. hut * wa* quite • rtruggte, £rth«| this smalltown. -Tt irftmfilrtn * Commm,m * *»*?*?* * IJO ^TTtaJtev * a*“**r' **• Mrn4 *
SiirSvrs ss *2s SSSrr grtf.^stftgs8 *»»<««•.« ~.
Files S75iX)0 Suit
Two Jet Bombers
Tuesday, March 14, 1054
TODAY’S NEWS TODAY
TELEPHONE: 8302. Frva I
s Hill Asks Merger
10/ Tax-Debt Electio
A and M
THE SIX BEAUTIES above are sweethearts of Southwest Confer-
ence eehools, who will play a prominent role in the 15th annual,
Round.I p at the University of Texa* April t-S. They will ride in
‘ the Bound-Up parade Friday afternoon, April t, and will be pre-
sented at the Revue and Ball Saturday evening, April 1, in Gregory
Gymnasium. Miss Patricia McGinn of Houston currently Is the
Sweetheart of the University of Texas. Students of the Austin school
vote on March 13 and U to name her successor, whose identity
will not be revealed until the night of the Revue, which climaxes
the Ex-Studenta’ Association-sponsored celebration.
French Garrison CutOflBy Rebel Hordes
l^n^^arrison^^ting^against*!*^ through tt^^nc^harteS^Mre thicket, to blast
one. paths for new
French commanders admitted Hie worst
tie tf^Aaevon-year Indo-China war.
The besieged garrison, 1*0 mile* to the west of
Consolidated Joint Board Session
* ggfrict Votes Urged Or. Dctschi"^
On Bond Load West Chambers Area
___ tbe braved withering anti-aircraft fire and flew In un- By WARREN BBWARDS By JOHNELLA BOYNTON such a meeting after about 20 per.
battle Saturday at 40,M# men, pressed their ground der an Ijm foot ceiling to parachute supplies. Baytown’s schodf consolidation The Barbers Hill school board son* came to the board session to
offensive, ignoring their own dead piled agataat Almost every privately-owned air transport plane moved Tuesday with an will seek a meeting with the Bay- get Information on how » detach-
Dten Bicn Phu’s barbed wire defenses. frombaoe. all over Vtot Nam wa. requWttoned by election „c (or AprU , nall town school board to diacus. de- ment and annexaUon could b* af-
Some of the Reds made “human bombs” of then*- tha French command for the air lift ,^-down the financial sid* of $a met. tachlng the Chamber* county por- fected.
Well Spacing Is Issue
_____ tion of the Baytown school dls- Acting Chairman of the Board
Property owner* throughout the trlct *nd annwint11 t0 the Bar- Jo* Presnail recommended that a
sw consLtdated district wlU b* *»*” H1U ^ 1«»tr‘ct’w ..... •« the two board.
aaked to vote on
school districts and on authorising
the new district to levy a mainten-
The election order wa* approved
by Baytown trustees Monday
night after the board had received
Baytown citizens will
chance Wednesday to tell the City ris, representing
Council how they feel about legal that the hearing be set.
---. -.-.n- Meanwhile city officials
spacing of oil weUs. Meanwhile city officials have Conroe people think about if Midv, vote on four proposal*. The auth-
TwTLhii,. hearinv. will be held been studying rule* laid down for dleton has also written for i copy orlty to levy a tax and the aasump-
ajffffcS as ft s,r^;rr.xs
will get a chance to attend. ^u2i°r coW*f* district.
LS WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF ”
to«».*re ^ aUJn.t^eS^Ba,^ .............
Bid On Bridge
drew up necessity pettttotfs. and
to advise the board om^ep* to b*
taken in annexation.
“As far aa Tm concerned per-
sonally,” Presnall said to the vial-
tors, “I would like for you to get
back up here—If it la agreeable
with the Goose Creek (Baytown)
The other five members of the
board seamed receptive ta annexa-
tion of the oil-field dotted St
_ square miles Involved, moat of
By FEED HARTMAN which was oriffinaliy part of. tha
AUSTrn, March l$ ~-(Sp)— Tha Barbara Hill ichool district bafort
Austin Bridge Co. of Dallas wa* Sneelel Act of the Legislature
HHRV ihe apparent low bidder Tuesday created the Cedar Bayou school
„ for maintenance of public school* in * spirited contest for the con- t ,n 1917
being ukriW Per 1100 valua- *■ BflIWWMg. Highway Bw, dUtrlct and
— tion—the same limit formerly in ”v^rld** 0V*r th* ®“ Jtclata the Baytown district became on*
.effect in both the Oooae Creek if- <Ht-
and Cedar Bayou school dhrtricU. ThAuj?"''' Wd £** SHSSJSto ^lata ^ voted for consolidation. The
A maximum 20 cent, tax is being ™si State H'jhwaj' Baytown achool bo*H Is *HH at
9£ -tract will be awarded & ^/itUn« «“ ^ to’
er this week sfter further study I*1"”-
of the bids. •
The contract up for bid* cover*
no change from the present limit.
That would make a combined
maximum tax of $1.70.
Any ordinance Passed bv the n ^er9on% aboard crashed In a rough field three roilfa from the Mid-
council wiU apply to the whole ajr port Tuesday and at least three persons were Injured. —
city, and this problem may come
he explainedarea* “ toe ” Houston Hrtfightar Battl«s Oil Wall Blaie
e&rjRtflftu! aafn«r: Jjssts. jlsb
liability, bond, location of Unks and here Tuesday while just 25 miles away his son-in-law led effort* to $.15 for Lee college for a $1-50 ... .* .. _rojeot w.u _bov.
slush pits, proximity to buildings, quell a costly gas well blaze. Myron Klnley,, head of one of the nn- total. The Cedar Bayou school dis- ,2 m||||on ‘
safety and fire precautions. tion’s most famous oil well fire-fighting firms, took personal charge trlct already had been levying the
But ft has no rule, to limit the of a blaze destroying oil at the rate of $200 an hour at the Continental full $1.50.
number of well, which may be Oil Company’s Bell Lake wildcat near Jal, N. M. ' Supertn
drilled in a given area, ^ _ , said he is hopeful of being
The proposed ordinance would Senate Group Votes TO UBSOOt SOB. Cnave*.....continue to operate the school* on 222.57; Kansas City Bridge, $1,»
divide the city up into sections of WASHINGTON, March 18-dfi-The Senate Rule* commtttee Mon- the present combined tax rgte of 447,184.82; Foster and Cralton of
a size yet to be determined. Only day approved 5 to 4 an elections subcommittee report recommending <x SO. Nashville, Tenn., $1,219,764.20; M.
one well would be allowed in each the unKating of Sen, Dennis Chaves (D.-N. M.) The action cleared Tled ln with the assumption of E. Wurell of Dallas, $1,291,181.22;
section. Property owners in the the way for a Senate showdown on the question of whether Chaves
section would share in royalties Khal, ^ WBted permanently or hi* seat declared vacant. The Issue
according to how much land they expected to be decided on the Senate floor early next week.
own*d in the section where the well >. •
Manv'o'ther Texa, ci«- ■D«mOCrdt» To StO»« Thtlr Sid* Or Tot CuH
Other bid* were:
Brown and Root, $1,303,*67.70;
Residents of the Chambers coun-
ty arm of the Cedar Bayou dis-
trict—now th* Baytown aontoll-
dated district—were among thorn
most bitterly opposed to consolida-
tion before ft wa* approved.
Spokesman for th* group af
Superintendent Georg* Gentry Tehepscn of Houston, $L429.75* 92; ^t‘,*n,..wh?
abU to b. C. Gardner of Houston, $1,222,-
ha,nfo mil of a aceePf Prealdoet Etoenhower'e formuto fcr
South Circle Drive, last month crata’ eaae from * t0 8:15 P-«- -
areTtf^arf AdSg NoU l" The' ’Senat* Commiftee Calk For McCarthy Showdown.
order is still in effect. WASHINGTON, March 16—(ffv—The strife-torn Senate Permanent
Interest is expected to run high Investigating subcommittee was called Into a showdown meeting
at the public hearings. About 75 Tuesday with all members except Chairman Joseph R. McCarthy
Wynnewood property owners at- (IL-Wis.) demanding an Immediate inquiry into charges against
tended a City Council meeting last subcommittee chief counsel Roy M Cohn,
Booming Conroe Favors Well Soaeing
Oilmen, Property Owners F eel It Protects Everyone
By CHESTER BULGIER matters are considerably tougher producing well was brought h
Conroe people—including both oil- than Baytown’s. passed the ordinance after a 1
In Bav- deliberation.
Monday night was Blonnla
After Wait presented hi* request
on behalf of th* others present,
Presnall announced that the Bar-
bonded indebtedness Is thi author- F. and C. Engineering of Houston ben Rill board had discussed th*
lty to levy and oollsct taxes to pay $1,292,017.92; Gulf Bltullthlc of subject ln previous mattings.
.uX ^nterMt ^ °Ut‘ ™‘a°brldi ie unique In »• pointed to Barbara H1U km
,lVnd "‘ „|uuu|,, own.„ that It will hav* th*second largest
fauna of tha propsfr remaai of My highway brldg. In
to.approv6 *numptl^M Indebted- -SSayOlmrento? >P«n wffl meat-
net* would throw thing, into a urs 220 feet. Tbe largest In tha
weird backlash with no one being *tate la only 26 feet longer than
quite sure of what actually would the East Harris county span,
happen next. The middle span will ba flanked
One thing is certain. The bonds on each side by spans U1 feet,
would have to be paid off and it thres inches long,
appears toe county court would Th* bridge will be built
$1 tax rate, and said, “I believe If
w* sou Id fat that land back and
more students, w* Mutt have a <
food achool. W* already have a
good achool, but wa sou Id hav* a
bettor achool.* ’
take over, levying and collecting slight cure* hut not one as great
taxes to retire the bonds. “ * ~
Voting will be limited to tax-
So voting machines ariU’be used.
Joe Reid, attorney for the board,
says school law requires that
"ballots” be returned to the school
headquarters and he also pointed
out the added expense of using
Eleven voting places will be set
P rear all added, “It locks to mo
Ilk* they (tha Baytown board)
would ba willing to help neighbors
ti the old Structure. Th* axaot*
(See Bridge—Peg* Two)
AUSTIN. March 18 - UP-rGoa.
up. Their location by precinct* Is Allan Shivers Tuesday sent to tbe
as follows: Senate for confirm* lion 166 ln ter-
se Highlands school; 99. Thad im appointees. Including that of
Felton’s; 100, Wllkenfeld’s; 101,
1 brought In, then
:e after a week’s
men and property owners—are -you were eaiy on us In Bav- deliberation. .
strictly in favor of spacing out oil town - these people here are Now another well is being drilled, the Sam Davis building In South
wells by city regulation. rough.” driller J. C. Foretich com- and four other permits have been Baytown; 102, Mexican recreation
They think there are *tiH *ome raented. Foretich drilled several issued. The first well, which oil- hall; 103, Cedar Bayou school; 149, allegation* he was operating
"bugs” In the present Conroe ordin- wells in Baytown and ij now drill- men figure is on the outer fringe 8an Jacinto school; lte, Burnet bawdy house. Scott denied the
«ru4 lAma in® Iks *aaaint«)1 in Pnnana1* iL. ___ fi a! J nwuliialna 10f)
«*JWh*t if the Goo** Creak (Bay-
town) school board refuses?*
someone asked from the audience
School Board Member Georg*
Mills suggested that tha Barbers
Hill board employ legal aid to
answer such questions. But Pres-
naO bad a latter from Chambers
County Judge Floyd Williams ad-
vising him on what stop* would ba
neoassary to detach and annex.
Williams, In his latter to Pres-
neil, mid that, first, a Petition,
signed by the majority of th*
Harris County District Attorney qualified voter* In tha territory to
William H, Scott of Houston. be detached, would hav* to b* pre-
Scott was indicted March 10 on tented to poth tha Harris county
and Chambers county school
Optimists To Meet
A MEETING will be held at 6:3#
pjn. Tuesday in the Rebel Inn
in an attempt to organize aa Op-
timist dub ln Baytown. Forma-
Hen of a dub here is being aided
by members of the Houston Op-
timist organisation. Any man
interested ln becoming a mem-
ber will be welcome at tbe Rebel
THE REV, O. D. HENLEY, form-
er pastor of Baytown’s Second
Baptist church, 1* preaching for
revival service* this week at the
Coady Baptist church. Henley is
sow engaged ln evangelistic work
and goes from church to church
for preaching appointments. Serv-
ices are held at 10 aJn. and 7:30
p.m. each day this week. Coady
pastor la the Rev. L. E. Rowe.
Povhg Work Bogins
CONSTRUCTION began Tme-
d^ ea the East Texa* aveane
and Tri-city bench paving pre-
News In Brief
Ject County Commissioner V. V.
Ramsey said construction crews
hope to have well-marked de-
tour routes at all times, but no
detouring will start Immediately.
The work Is expected to be
completed ln approximately 60
<toys.. ........... \ ,
At Southwest State
Carolyn moody of Baytown
Is among the 334 new students en-
rolled for toe spring semester at
Southwest Texa* State Teachers
The present enrollment of the
college is 1571.
Miss Moody i* the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Odeson Moody, 100
Rund«fl To Spook
DEAN WALTER BUNDELL of
ytvnus v»t»w ----- "tUO US WKJW/WU ressx* X# IVW A** SIS IllCIi HgUIC 13 Art I me (AUCI SI IllgV owv.m.w ---------- » T ’
ance, passed Feb. 24. and some ing tbe second well in Conroe’s of the new field, is producing 120 school; 248, Carver school; 249, charge and laid
minor changes will have to be newly-discovered field. •» barrel* » dav Alamo ichool; 250. McNafr school, is ridiculous.
made. But they favor the
idea and think it will protect i
Those were the impressions that
City Manager C. D. -Middleton,
Fire Chief A. H. Lintelman and I
received in Conroe Monday.
We talked to people in quite a
few different walks of life—drillers,
roughnecks, . druggists, bankers,
real estate men, lawyers, news-
papermen and city officials
The Conroe city father* called
for a public hearing after the first
The center of the field, expert*
(See SPscing—Page Two)
Visiting Educators Studying w;ns Second
School Counseling Program Bronze Star
Sen, Searcy Bracewell of Hous-
ton, on whose approval Scott's con-
firmation, largely resta, said he
did not know whether he would op-
pose or concur in the nomination,
’’I don’t know at this time,” be
the "whole thing Second, be said, th* Barber*
Kill achool board would have to
approve th* annexation.
Then, h# said both the Harris
county and Chamber* county
boards would have to issue order*
WlliaJna^did1?^men tion, in hi*
(Sea Merger—Page Twe)
Fourteen out-of-town educators Thursday. Dr. Wisseman will make
were In Baytown this week con- a co-ordinated report at 2:20 p.m.
All thouaht the legal soaeing of ducting an evaluation of the guld- ‘ Friday. All parents and eommun-
welis was^proper and K"al- «"« PW* * E. Lee ,ty realdent* are Invited to hear
nriik il>A<- Meareraf i/Wlf • JCOOOl 4Ufl BBylOWB I tWO
The educatora are bad?* committee are T. B. White, prln-
,1J rT'^JWl ^ mlde Thu™d*y John R Johnson, elasarocm teach-
have to be changed to allow a well an(j Friday. . .. rjalena Park- C it Allan,
for every 10 acres, or possibly Co-ordinator of toe guidance vocational department of tha Tex-
every five acres. evaluation la Dr. C. L. Wieaeman, u Education^agency Austin;
They also think l . ‘ - - .......
up for oil i--*-----'
Second Lt. Robert W. Callaway
has received hi* second bronze
star sine* entering toe service In
Th* award was made at. Fort
Hood where be Is stationed since
returning from Korea where be
distinguished himself by meritor-
ious achievement during tbe per-
iod of July 11 to July 77, 1953.
A member of Battery A, 4#th
---- .... _ , & Chl-
Panowich Elected President
Of Baytown Junior C Of C
Ed T Panowich has been elected
president of the Baytown Junior
Chamber of Commerce for toe
Panowich and other new offi-
cers win ba Installed at a banquet
to be held eometime in April.
Officers were elected at a mem-
bership meeting of the
second vtce-prasideat; Bab* doid-
field, third vice-preeident; Bob
Harrington, secretary; Wendell
New members af th* board of
directors are John Blow, Jack El-
liott. Joe Jackson, L a Dlnsmore,
Billy Knowles, Bob Montgomery
Jsycee* and Tommy Ward. Holdover mem-
bers of the board are Past Preei-
was named dent Max Goldfield, Dlek Mean*
Don Trier, and Herachel Scott
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