The Orange Leader (Orange, Tex.), Vol. 58, No. 74, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 29, 1961 Page: 1 of 26
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The first annual Chief Relays
will be unreeled tomorrow at
West Orange. See full report
on likely favorites for each
event in story which appears
today on page S.
VOL LVIII—NUMBER 74
Complete NEA Service!
Member Auocialod Pretl
Orange, texas, wednisday, march 29, i96i
m m a re
Bv BERT BREWER
A proposed street surfacing program to be initiated this spring
will be the first' step toward eventual elimination of unpaved streets
In Orange, City Mgr. Archie .Walker stressed today.
The new street -surfacing plan to begin around May 1 includes
*4he asphalt paving of'some 5% miles'.of dirt-and shell streets this
The ovpr-a.ll plan over a pe
" By FRANK CORMIER
Kennedy today proposed govern-
ment insurance of 25-year home
improvement loans,as a new way;
-riod of five years will provide dou-
ble inverted penetration paving for
th" 2* m'les 0* unsttrfer I"streets
flow existent, Walker said.
The comprehensive p l a n, ap-
proved by the Orange City Coun-
cil, is in complete accord with the
present budget-, Walker empha
fsl^ed. The budget allows for capi
j tal Outlay of $30,000 for streets and
| alleys during the present, fiscal
| year. ^
j The new surfacing should last
j fr.om 7 to 10 years with a mini-
mum of repair, Walker pointed out
A six-inch sand and shell base will
be used where possible, he said,
with a double course of asphalt
Of rebuilding rundown neighborsan^ rock on the top.
hoods without foderal handouts. ! Ttle five-year plan for street siir-
This was the surprise item in facing would also.-save an esti-
* $3.2-billion housing bill which ima(6d $17,000 in ,•> street njainte-
Kennedy sent to Congress. | nance. Walker said.
Also called for Were step-ups in1 "With the reduction In unsur-
low-cost public housing, urban re-j faced streets, maintenance costs
newal and housing for the elderly, j each .year will be dropped propor-
plus experimental 40-year, non- tionrteiy," he stafed.
downpayreent FHA mortgages for "Adequate drainage is a prime
families of moderate income. 'factor which must be stressed as
Most of the items were spelled j absolutely essential prior to street
out.in Kennedy's special housing)surfacing," the-city manager said,
message to Congress on March 9. i "Proper drainage is a necessity If
However, only a vague hint was the new streets are expected td
given them, of the far-reaching last any length of time.
character of the improvement loan ~
Her Spirit Unbroken
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Tne 25-year loan would carry
(maximum interest rate of 6
■per family living unit. Present
improvement loans insured by the
Federal Housing Administration
run for only five years, carry a
rate of 9.4 per cent and are sub-
ject to $3,500 ceiling.
Improvement funds could be ad-
vanced in the form of first or sec-
ond mortgages or other types of
loans and would be available in
all sections, although basic terms
would be the same everywhere.
Officials are hopeful that ^Con-
gress approves, the program wi!l
become the major weapon in at-
tacking urban blight, without fed-
. Housing Administrator Robert
<See BUILDING, Page 2)
,■ —Lender Photo by Bobble Bronswrd
BLINDNESS DOESN'T/STOP VERSATILE TEACHER
Mrs. Gaught Demonstrates Handicraft Work
By BILLIE /UNE MURPHY
Construction of a new Orange
junior high school as a part of
en expansion program expected to
cost about $3 million was author-
ized by the Orange Independent
School District board. of trustees
last night. x
However, a new junior high
school facility wi.y be contingent
on acquisition of a suitable site.
Several acres of land will be
needed for construction of such a
As planned, the new junior high
school would include the 6th, 7th
aird 8th grades and would accom-
modate 1,050 students by 1965. Its
ultimate capacity would be 1,200
The new school will have 36
classrooms, including.two special
education rooms for mentally re-
tarded, speech correctionist room,
arts and crafts rooms, industrial
arts rooms, homemaking rooms,
instrumental music room, choral
music room, speech room, library
to seat about 90 students with
5,000 - volume shelving, general
office area, administrative office
space and health unit room.
Also a teaching materials cen-
ter, general workroom for teach-
ers, women's lounge, men's lounge.
bookrooms, rest rooms for boys
and girls in each grade level area,
custodial storage room, boys' gym-
nasium with regulation size basket
hall court, full stage facilities, pub-
lic rest rooms, bleachers for 800,
a physical education classroom,
and three dressing rooms.
The new facility also would in-
clude a girls' gymnasium with
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Our present street program Is
planned to work in conjunction
a s with drainage work so .as tq, grad-
ient and could total up to $10,0001properTafn^r^siSfnlous"J having no relatives and
'-—si.. r>™ 'e • sl W'taneousiy:approaching the twilight years, an
for the City of Or^e." |Orange woman whose spirit is un-
The proposed^upfacing program broken, continues to aid others
^ ^ . includes portions more fortunate than she.
of 26 Orange streets totaling 28,140
feet of new surfacing
Blindness, Age Do Not Stop
Woman From Helping Others
includes the following portions to
0. Barklns from Rebeck to Byley, • dl -
fance of 2,100 feet. " '
,/V. Byley from Simpson tcr 70th—1,<00 feet.
c. Brown Avenue from 43rd to 44th—6?0
d. Burton from 2nd to 3rd—350 feet.
e. Church from 14th to 17th—420 feet
f. Curtis from 4th to 11th—1,800 feet,
fl. Edgar from 43rd to 44th—610 feet,
h. Front from 9th to 12th—1,140 feet.
1. Gladys from 43rd to 44th—<10 feet.
|. Jackson from Market to Border—3J0
K. Link from 9th to 10th and 16th to 20th
(See STREETS, Page 3)
By BOBBIE BROUSSARDv [this student takes up a portion of;three months where she also stu-
Despite the handicap of legal|her time, she has many more died handicraft and physical cul-
' hours that she would like to de-jture.
vote to teaching. j As a young girl, Mrs. Gaught had
A teacher for more than three'considered becoming a missionary
decades, Mrs. Gaught first experh She studied Portuguese with inten-
enced temporary hlindness 25 tions of going to Brazil after grad.
years agoVhHe'gjradihg papers in uarting from Scarritt' Bible and
the Orangefield School. I Training School in Kansas City.
Since that time she has been Howeyer, her mother became ill
hospitalized 20 times in 12 differ-
ent hospitals. Stays ranged from 3
Mrs. Lucie Gaught. 68, who holds
nine diplomas-and three degrees,
is constantly searching for ways
to. aid her fellow man.
Currently she is teaching braille
by telephone to a person she has
never known other than just as a
voice on the other end of the line.
Mrs. Gaught, who is well versed
in the Bible, has the same set of
books which the unknown student
had coincidentally ordered in
Onlv recently, the first book was
completed. Even though teaching
Promises 'Appropiate' Move in Laos
SEATO Adopts Line of Fire If Peace Efforts Fail
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — tive (Communist) military at-
tempt to obtain control of Laos,
Apparently swayed by anticipa-
tions of Soviet peace moves, the
SEATO foreign ministers today
adopted a compromise resolution
that failed to spell out what the
alliance will do if the Communists
continue their military drive in
Laos. '' t
The eight-nation council of the
Southeast Asia Treaty Organiza-
tion unanimously declared that if
the British proposal for a cease-
fire and peace negotiations fail?,
"and there continues to be, an He-
members of SEATO are prepared,
within the terms of the treaty, to
take whatever action may be ap-
propriate in the circumstances."
The resolution appeared to rep-
resent a defeat for the American
effort to put over a tough declara-
tion that would warn the Soviet
Union that SEATO troops would
fight if peace negotiations fail.
The compromise apparently re-
sulted from the sharp opposition
of French Foreign Minister Mau-
President Reported Keeping
Close Contact With Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) — Presi-
dent Kennedy is reported keeping
the telephone lines to the Capitol
hot in a day-by-day attempt to
drum up support in Congress for
Ms Now Frontier program.
Despite his deep involvement in
•uch international crises as that
in Laos, influential members of
Congress have found' that Ken-
nedy is keeping close tab on legis-
lation as it moves through com-
A case in point was the Presir
dent's call Tuesday to Sen. Robert
S. Kerr, D-Okla., while the Senate
Finance Committee was consider-
ing the administration's bill to ex-
tend the Sugar Act which expires
Kerr had been backing In com-
mittee an amendment by Sen.
Clinton P. Anderson, ' D-N.M., to
Dot* From U.I. WwHmt Bureau
OUTLOOK—Motfly cloudy and warm with
•red showers and thundershowtrs to-
tonloht and tomorrow. Hlahest temp-
iture today near 13, taw tonight about 45,
th# high tomorrow 79, Southerly winds
to occasionally 24 m.p h today, shifting
northerly It to 24 m.p.h. tomorrow,
give sugar beet growers In Ari-
zona, New Mexico, Texas, Okla-
homa and Kansas about one-third
of the 3.3-million-ton allotment
taken away from Cuba.
As the bill stood, most of Cuba's
allotment would go to Peru and
Mexico in the Latin American
area where Kennedy is courting
better relations, with the remain-
der going to the Philippines,
After the call, Kerr voted for
the amendment which lost by a
11-5 count. He also joined with
Anderson in the only two votes
cast against the measure itself.
As the Kennedy operation
unfolds, the President is taking
over efforts to persuade his for-
mer colleagues to go along with
Although he is ready with ad-
vice and counsel when senators
ask for it, Vice President Lyndon
B. Johnson has refrained in most
cases from attempts to whip up
administration support. Senators
learn directly from the White
House, not through Johnson, what
Kennedy also is credited with
approving in advance individual
maneuvers by which the admin-
istration has narrowed its pro-
posals somewhat in an attempt to
consolidate support for more con-
rice Couve de Murville, who ar-
gued in the closed sessions that
the proposed American draft
would antagonize the Soviets
while there was a prospect they
would accept the Western pro-
posals for a cease-fire in Laos.
Couve de Murville told news-
men he was "very pleased" with
Although a U.S. spokesman said
we consider it a strong resolu-
tion," U.S. Secretary of State
Dean Rusk at a subsequent news
conference did nothing to dispel
the prevalent belief that the
American delegation was disap-
Rusk said that Southeast Asia
is threatened and "we shall meet
these threats." He said "the reso-
lution is unanimous and this
means all members." But he re-
fused to answer all questions
about the possibility or likelihood
of SEATO military action in Laos,"
saying, "I don't think it. is Wise
or prudent to get into questions
like those at this stage."
Foreign Minister Thanat Kho-
man of Thailand told his
conference that SEATO is waiting1
for the Soviet reply to the cease-
fire proposal and that no action
of any sort will be considered
until the reply is received and
The ministers' declaration put
In 1955, dOe to the combination
of cataracts, blockage of sintis pas-
sages, food poisoning and emotion-
al disturbance, Mrs. Gaught's "vi-
sion became severely impaired.
She retains slight vision at inter-
vals but only to a point of distin-
guishing blurred, dark forms
against light backgrounds.
Blindness is a major handicap,
but it is a handicap that can be
overcome to some extent as prov-
en by the determination of Mrs<
Of all the obstacles confronting
her, the greatest is the lack of de-
mand for her many talents be-
cause of blindness. Mrs. Gaught
feels her storehouse of knowledge
could be useful and is willing to
aid, but most want to help her
rather than seek her assistance.
"I do not need mv sight to teach
anyone," Mrs. Gaught stated. "I
would enjoy helping some young-
ster Who may be having difficulty
in their school work."
This remarkable little gray-hair-
ed lady is an avid reader < of the
Bible. In 1958 she took a course in
braille so she could resume read-
ing the Bible. She attended a re-
habilitation center in- Kerrville for
nd these plans were terminated
Th^ ambitious yotmg woman had
a burning desire to learn and
teach. Sh,e went on to obtain a
Bachelor of Arts, and master's de
gree at the University of Texas,
and a Bachelor of Oratory at the
Curry School of Expression in Bos-
A native of New Whatcom,
(See TEACHER, Page 3)
smaller basketball „ court, a phys-
ical educ%tioh* classroom, three
dressing rooms and two activity
A cafetorium with facilities to
serve and seat 400 and a small
stage for grade level and other [apart
small assemblies is also another
feature of the proposed building, [desired its
The nvotion that the board go on' Under
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Trustees Name Board
A three-man board of equaliza-
tion for the Orange Independent
SchooJ .District was appointed last
night by trustees during the
monthly business meeting In die
school business office.
Reappointed to the board for
the second consecutive year wers
Raymond Seltzer and Marion Den-
mark. J. Q. Starks, who has served
on the^board in past years, was
named as-the third member.
Appointment of the board came
on a motion made by President
Poyntz Dunn and seconded hy
Mrs. Eunice Benckenstein.
Trustees approved the contribu-
tion of $3,600 to the Orange City-
County Health Unit for participa-
tion in the health program during
the 1901-62 school year. This is the
same amount contributed to the
program for the past five years.
■ Under the health program, stu
dents receive immunizations
against communicable diseases,
nurses make weekly inspections of
all elementary schools, school cafe-
terias are inspected frequently and
preschool children reteive phys-
The board postponed Action on
disposal „of three houses on Rein
Street. Bids had be en-taken for
sale of the houses which were to
be moved by the purchaser. How-
ever, none of the bids received by
the district amounted to the ap-
praised value of the property.
Written offers were submitted
by Benny Mazzobu Mrs. Ollie B.
Beliler and Major Ray Jr.
Trustees hired Temple Smith as
a music teacher in Curtis School
for the remainder of the school
In -other action, the board
proved the continuance of a
of transferring fifth and si
grade students from Salk School
attendance area to Anderson and
Since Salk School in Roselawn is
inadequate to accommodate all
students in grades one through six,
the district for the first-time last
year transferred fifth grade stn-
(See BOARD, Page 3>
a May bond
At West Orange
By MARY ALICE LAKEY
The rising cost of education, and
expansion of educational depart-
ments in the West Orange School
Is reflected in a financial report
given to the board last night during
Further, they will probably have
a telling effect when the board
compiles a budget during the sum-
mer and adopts it in August. ►
In that budget, as indicated by
discussion and study of a special
committee, will probably appear
teacher raises. The school pays its
teachers the state salary schedule.
plus >500, plus sick leave bonus.
Water Storage Proposal Passes
House Members Take Up Heated Small Loan Bill
AUSTIN (AP)—House members
took up the hotly contested small
loan reflation bill today.
The so-called loan shark meas-
ure, by Rep. Criss Cole, Houston,
was laid out unexpectedly just be-
fore a joint session to hear the
commander National Veterans of
Foreign Wars, Ted C. Connell of
There were indications that de-
bate on" the bill and numerous
pending amendments would con-
tinue into an afternoon House ses-
Police Dog, Gas Bomb
Used in Demonstrations
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS I in on
A snarling police dog and a tear state Sovereignty
eas bomb stopped Negro students
from parading in support of ar-
rested sit-in demonstrators at
"Police state tactics" were
news j charged by the National Associa-
tion for tne Advancement of Col-
ored People in protesting the use
of city policemen to surround the
.Tacksori State College Tuesday./
The developments followed Mis-
sissippi's first sit-in, when nine
students from another Negro col
e for the fighting in Laos j lege were jailed for demanding
elements "who are con-,service at tne white city library,
to be supplied and„ as-1 Several Negro students were
tinuing to be supplie
sisted by Communist powers in' clubbed by policemen, the NAACP
flagrant disregard" of the 1954.charged.
Geneva armistice that ended, the! A Mississippi legislator, R
Indochina war. ' Philjp D. Brant, blamed the
J austy tn
riDES—Satrtno: high, V.4t a.m., 7:35 p.m.;
w, 7:J« a.m., 7:17 p.m. Bolivar: high, 2:30
n., 3:41 p.m.; law, 9:14 a.m., f:23 p.m.
rsuH—rlset 6:N a.m., sots 4:33 p.m.
^YESTERDAY—Tomporathigh 12. low
Far - Reaching Court Ruling
May Affect Toledo Bend Dam
sidering governor's nominations.
The approvals included the ap-
pointment of former secretary of
state Zqilie Steakley to a vacapcy
on the State Supreme Court and
appointments to the board of Tex-
as Technological College.
The House adopted 130-0 a con-
ference committee report on a
proposed constitutional change
letting the state buy water stor-
age space in federal reservoirs.
The House also gave tentative
segregation-mmded approval to a much amended ver-
Commission, sion of Rep. Charles Hughes' in-
whiCh he said sends speakers trial safety bill. It sets up an
.. ., , j, industrial safety director to advise
North to tell their audiences companies when accident rates
glowing tales of racial harmony, are too, high.
The best way to handle segrega- If the House follows the Senate's
tion is to keep our mouths shut." act'°" ,Tuesf y- authority will be
r _ . , T, voted for either house tp quit at
In Washington, Secretary of In-,enj 0f wor(c today until next
terior Stewart L. Udall said ,he Wednesday. .
meant business when he toid The House previously voted *
the Washington Redskij*' foot- ^5S startin« ,fter'
ball team to hire piaydrs without "T'possibility the House might
regard to race. The next' move, consider an earlier recess appear-
hc said is up to owner George ed |atc Tuesday when Rep. Criss
Preston Marshal, whose Redskins Cole of Houston protested in a
signed a 30 /ear contract to play House speech against rising op-
being built on position from Texas bankers to
the National cole's small loan regulation act
(HB7). Cole had hoped to get
House action Thursday on the con-
troversial act setting up loan in-
« Both houses" faced full calen-
A joint session was set for 11:30
a.m." to hear Ted Connell of Kil-
leen, national commander of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars.
,r._. The Hous<} gave final approval
morning in executive session con- Tuesday and sent to the Senate a
The Senate quit until 10:30 a.m.
tomorrow without taking action on
a House approved measure that
would give voting rights to resi-
dents of the District of Columbia.
Lt. Gov. Ben Ramsey said it
would be after the Easter recess
before final approval could be
considered in the Senate.
The Senate spent much of the
Totol 176 Here
A considerable number of absen-
tee votes In county school trustee
elections was received by the coun-
ty clerk's office until the deadline
of midnight yesterday.
County Clerk Sadie Stephens said
that 176 votes were cast for the 10
school districts which will elect
SAN.ANTONIO (Spl) — A far-,persons who Ijold specific grants of
reaching court"declslon was ren-j wan-
dered here today which could vital-j Attorneys said about 3,000 land-
ly affect thousands of state land- owners' and other users of water
owners and development of the ar<v€opcerned in the case. .... _ .
DanHn Ea^Te^0" ST*.?hefvLt in Bridge
Dam in East Texas. rfthc majority opinion, said Spanish ir.,v Jjth M west Oranne with
The Associated Press here^f^- and Mexican grants of land along 30 y'n() <)ranoe with 30
uvcisiiti ncins. ported a decision from tjw 4th the river do not automatically-in-; other votes were 2
In this connection, Sen, Pat Mc- Court of Civil Appeals that land-j elude the right to the water and] in u }n Orangefield, 5 in I Mediation and Conciliation Service.
tax bill that would raise up to
$42 million in 1962-1963 toward re-
(See LEGISLATURE, Page 2)
raises are C L.
The General Services Admin
istration has approved the applica-
tion of the Orange Independent
School District to receive the for-
mer National Guard Armory, Rep.
Jack Brooks said today.
,The Leader was informed of this
action by the 2nd District congress-
man in a telegram from his Wash-
ington office. Rep. Brooks said he
would continue to expedite final
action at the Dallas regional level
on the final property transfer.
He. noted (hat action will include
the shift in ownership of this, prop-i
erty along with the final transfer
of the old post office building on
4th Street to th«f City of Orange for
public library use. \
The armory building and proper-
es for the i
tures . . . tftar <
L..J * t .
era tion of
school c&atc. 1
Gas for ha
showed a eocaJ
the year of GS&4Dft.'
maintenance sax,. S3* i
tion of the pta
state and (tmaQr
$74,907 for toe*!
and 1471 foe I
an • over-aff total!
the begtantac of
ty is at 14th Street
Stark High School.
CZ Strikers, Plant Men
Schedule Meet Tomorrow
ORANGE JUICE |
A bargaining session between
striking Crown Zellerbach employ-
es and plant officials is scheduled
for tomorrow at 9 a.m. In the Jack
Tar Orange House.
Negotiations are being resumed
at the request of Ray Majure,
field representative from the Hous
Other votes were 25 in Vidor, 12;ton regional office of the Federal
Namara. D-Mich„ c'ame'up tues-^W along the RiOvCrande do said Texas_ courtsMaurice^lie, 9 in Little Cypress,
day with some revisions in. the not wtomaticajly possess rights to-; J^xas^wa# en(i 7 in Bancroft.
minimum wage bill which wai i.the river water. jr part, first of Spain and later of
passed by the House in a form I The court, itjsi split decision re-.MC,tlC0-
not at all acceptable to the Presi-; versed the ruling of an Edinburgj In East
jdeat. 'district court, and held in favor oi (See
COURT, Page 2)
A total of 51 candidates are vy-
Representatives of strikl n
members of the Oil, Chemical an
Atomic Workers Union (AFL-CIO)
Western-Waxide Division produc
tion superintendent; Myron Elli-
son,. legal counsel from Kansas
City:'-and Art Aronsen, local plant
Tomorrow's session will mark
the first negotiations between
OCAW and CZ officials since Feb.
24 when contract talks ended in
deadlock. Seniority, checkoff of Orange
union dues and a no strike clause know last
ing for the 22 places vacated this are expected to meet with plant
year by expired terms. Several'management officials includina Art
'districts have controversial issues. Hauschild of San Leandro, Calif., tinued
comb, itUadlag. t ctqr
meeting recently., mm ~
moned to the "
when he foumf it
as soon > as pesst&o* ... a
was havmc krtBnuf
were previously cited as stumbling! would
blocks preventing agreement on an
The plant has been on strike
since Feb- •. Operations have con-
eggs left ow.~ The
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