Freeport Facts, May 9, 1940

Freeport Facts

May 09, 1940

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Freeport Facts, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1940, Freeport, Texas FREE FQ R T B PORT OF DSSTIN7 BEST NATURAL HARBOR ON THB Otnur Foot DEPTH FRBEPORT Hwre Stmr CUMATS AND 27 1913 MAY 1940 Work To Start On Six Residences For Dow Company 250 to 300 Men Now Employed By Austin Here Locations have been staked and construction is expected to get un der way here shortly on a half dozen residences for Dow Chemical it is learned as The Facts goes to The which will serve as homes for some of the chemical companys will be located in the same block in which the apartment house now under con struction is which is on Fourth street in the vicinity of the local golf course in West Tlie apartment which will house six is tak ing It will be a stucco Between1 and 300 men are now employed by the Austin Construc tion at the plant site on Free port where about a mile of the fivemile levee which will sur round the 800acre Dow site has been thrown up by several dragline More men will be added from time to time as the work progress and machinery and equipment has been arriving at various inter Rafters are being constructed on the building which will house the machine shop of the Austin and Dow and the office building which will provide quarters for of ficials of the two firms is expected to be completed within two or three Sports Writer Well Known Here Drowns Tuesday Reeves Henley Covered Brazoria Grid Tilts Reeves mainland sports editor of the Galveston well known to many Freeport Bra aoria County football fans and pVajJers through his coverage of county gridiron contests and the conduction of his Mainland Sports died at 1 Tuesday shortly after he was rescued from the gulf at Galveston by life Efforts to revive the young writer on the beach and in John Sealy hospital were al though witnesses said he was still struggling when the guards reached Jlenly was swimming with his roommate and two nurses at the time of the tragedy which resulted when the party ventured out in the gulf too Election Returns Are Broadcast For First Time Here Election returns were broadcast in Freeport for the first time Sat urday Announcements were made from The Facts office at var ious intervals as the returns were received from the various boxes over the tabulated and to tals The broadcast over the sound of the Gulf Radio Electric was provided through the co operation of the Freeport Phar Gulf Radio and Electric and The Freeport Brazoria Countys Most Complete Unofficial Election Returns of of Taxpayers Union Primary IS LOW BIDDER ON CANAL DREDGING WORK Gulf Pacific Dredg ing of New York was lowest of Bix bidders for a government con tract to dredge three reaches of the intracoastal canal between High Island and Port it found when bids were opened at the pffice of Frank Bes district army engineer The bid was per cubic yard for dredging of the ap proximately cubic yards of or a total of The government estimate was per cubic Freeport Dramatic Club Will Present Play Here Friday Them is the sparkling new comedy in three acts which will be presented by the Freeport High School Dra matic Club at the high school au ditorium at two performances Fri day tomorrow afternoon and Net proceeds of the affair will be used to piirehase stage furniture for the Matinee performance starts at 2 with admission lOc and Admission is 25c for the night per formance which begins at McLeod And Johnson Are Elected Saturday Brown in RunOff Brazoria County voters turned out in large numbers Saturday for the Tax Payers Union casting over 5300 almost the full strength of the countys power at the to set a Johnson was reelected McLeod was re elected commissioner of Precinct 1 and Homer Mays was return ed to tlie office of commissioner of Precinct 2 West Columbia pre Cleveland Davis and Frank Arrington led the fourcandidate county attorney race and will op pose each other in the runoff on May Alton Arnold was third and Dave Evans Carl Bolln of Alvin ran a great race for county but 40 votes short of securing a clear ma jority over his two Ethyl tCorrigan present and Gaines of Kerr defeated Gaines for the runoff by only four Probably the most popular can didate as far as her precinct was concerned was McLeod who received almost twice as many votes as her two opponents combined to easily win a majority in the Pre cinct 1 commissioner Joel Bryan finished second and Moffett Both of the latter candidates are from Always a popular candidate with county this race proved no exception for who acked only about 600 votes of re ceiving twice as many ballots as Lee Murray for In the commissioners race in Precinct 4 BrazoriaSweeny precinct present fell only about 16 votes of a majority over his three Brown of Sweeny was second and enters the runoff against Smith of Brazoria fin ished third and Hinkle of Hin kles Ferry was Elected without opposition for county offices were County Judge County Clerk Tax AssessorCollector Ray District Clerk Miss Columbia c o B a to 8 Johnson 38 Lee Murray 81 51 56 COUNTY Davis 142 1 31 38 Arrington 254J 109 Evans 61 Arnold 47J104I211I 561 0 1 792 Bolln 3 1 Gaines J120 99 1 34 8 27 36 Kerr 1 McLeod 1 154157 10 41 370 Brigance i 369 Brown i 4 188 Smith j i 117 Hinkle j i 19 94 i Mays Grands taff 315 124 89 439 FIRST FHA LOAN FOR FREEPORT IS APPROVED News reached here Wednesday morning of the approval of Free ports first Federal Housing Ad ministration Fowler of who assisted in securing the receiving word of the np provnle from FHA district head quarters In Houston by The loan will be made to Smith who will erect a flvc rooni residence on West Fourth Plans For Bridge Across Canal At Surfside Revised Permit For Canal Bridge On Longs Bayou Road Asked Application has been made to engineer office at Giilveston by the Texns Highway Department Local Man Will Build Tourist Camp And Wharf Allan Plans SixCottage Camp On Harbor Front former Freeport may or and a member of the local Bra zos River Pilots Is mak ing plans for the construction oC a sixcottage tourist camp and the erection of a wharf with adjoining boat stalls on the Freeport side of the local harbor channel between Magnolia nnd Maple streets in West Allans plans call for either a frame with stucco or a frame with tile structure with modern and he intends to start constructlou Although the Freeporters appli cation to the district engineer of fice at GfUveston requests a permit for a wharf with adjoining boat stalls 854 feet long by 50 feet out from the shoreline at mean low he told The Facts Wednesday First Kingfish Of 1940 Season Is Caught Here Forth Worth Sports man Makes Catch Sunday On Siesta Brought to gaff here Sunday was the first kingfirst to be caught this year on the Texas Coast and offi cially lifted the lid on Freeporfs 1940 deep sea Thrilling at the news of the first sportsmen throughout the state turned attention to details ol putting deepsea fishing equipment in first class shape and getting traveling paraphnalia in condition for trips to Gulf fishing The seasons 1 king was land ed by Carmichael of Fort Worth while fishing from the Sies ta of the Captain Carl Muchowich fleet of deepsea fishing Carmichael used a feathered jig to catch the 10pound which was hauled in about 20 miles off Freeport at The first bonita of the season were caught from the an other Muchowich Anglers on the Bocage brought in 18 bonita in addition to 100 snapper and two large And to cap off the most successful day of the year at the the Dolphin docked with 50 the first to be brought into Freeport this Anglers who fished from the Sies ta with Carmichael were Whit and Other boats which went to the banks caught red snapper in spite choppy water Speak At A ngleton Grady chairman of the State Highway has ac cepted the invitation of Jimmy Phillips of Angleton and will be uest speaker at the Junior Cham jer of Commerce luncheon sched uled for Angleton on May Head of Highway Speakers Are Commission Will Announced For Canal Opening Roy Miller To He Principal Speaker Invitations Sent for War Department approval of I that he had asked for such spectfl rovised plans for the bridge to be cations In his application to pro vide for future expansion and that this Included the entire length of ils properly on the Ho plans to build a smaller whurf and ukl to it as time goes The whnrf permit will be Issued on May 14 providing there Is no ob lectlon from the standpoint of na Brazoria County Well Is Deepest Texas Producer Well At Chocolate Bayou Comes In Mon day At Feet Glenn H McCarthys No 1 Andrau in the Chocolate Bayou Brazorin which was brought in Monday and established a record tor ihe deepest producing j oil well in is still Latest r ports say the flow was j about 300 barrels of oil In 24 hours through a quarterinch choke with about 15H barrels being distillate and the remainder brackish water Producing from perforations at Ihe well first came in built over the Intnicoiustul canal on the Velasco side of Freeport har which will serve or Velaseo Original plans called for the con struction of the crossing at J about n quarter of a mile north of the ferry now serving the bench and the use of the route followed by the old road to Surfnldc years The revised plans locate the bridge at about the site of the twotenths of a mile north of the harbor and the present road will remain Uie route to the The highway department is also asking Uie engineer office for a permit to build a bridge across the waterway on the LOUMB Bayou road jiibl west of the Bernard rlvor in Matagorda Jimmie Patterson and County Sur veyor Adriance Freeport polled 663 of which Hardman received 636 votes for Justice of the Peace Masterson 649 for president of the Tax Payers Union Ste wart for secretarytreasurer of Tax Payers Union Hays 80 and Schuster 7 for Montgomery was elected Jus tice of the Peace at re ceiving 331 votes to 61 for Lee Etanger and 9 for Stanger was elected Demo cratic precinct Countys 40 Votes Go To Garner At Convention Tuesday VicePresident John Garner was the choice of delegates to the county convention held Tuesday at Angleton for the Democratic nom ination for Considerable discussion followed the presenting of two one of which indorsed Garner and ihe other After a dis cussion of about an hour and a Roy Miller of Corpus ac tive vice president of the Intra Canal will be the principal speaker at tile caiuil opening celebration which will be held at Freeport between 2 and 4 oclock on the alternoon of Satur May and four other Texans will make brie talks at the cele bration Invitations to attend the event have been sent jut by both the Brazoria County Development As sociation nnd district army engi Thenwill be a and ceremonies will start at oclock in addition to Mr Mil ler will be John of Craig Cullinan and Lewis Mims ol and K A large number of Ttxuns as well ns persons from out of the slate are being invited to attend the celebration Julian chief of the United Suites corps of army is among those who have been sent invitu Both VelpJHo and the Longs Bayou rOad torfclgcs Will IIP ofthw movable burpc type with timber trestle approaches and constructed in such a manner to provide a clear 100 feet wide when the barge is drawn buck out of Ihe canal Applications will be granted in these cases May provided im protest made Iroiu the standpoint of Freeport Opens Softball Season With Victory Brazoria And West Columbia Also Win Giris Praise At Pasadena West Columbia and got off to flying starts Tuesday night when the Brazoria County Softball season was opened with contests In Uuthree With both teams playing In mid season by far Ihe best gume of tinnlylil was reeled off at FrCo port where Manager 13 H Rogers Tarpons staged a Iworun ninth nl rally to nose out O Smiths Anylelon BOX SCORE ON PAGE 8 A i lirnzorla Sweeny ten fell John Chenaults before Uie 011 flowing an estimated 15 barrels ol oil per Increasing to 20 bur Contmued On Page Eight THIKVES ACTIVE HERE GET LOOT VALUED AT In a paradr and in a marching the Preeport High School Bund was In Uued by uulgns of Manager George Badges at a sponwired by i and Ilul thr American at 1usa The section o the canal between dina Hal in day to be first division Galveston and Preeport pleted iiust month com rwrr Houston Drowns In Bast r op liayou Visitors in town Sunday night ap parently were either planning on entering the carpenter business the easy or else the used which seemed to have just as much it still stands thai someone lifted approximately Saturday worth of carpenters tools from tlltly the car of carpenter The body ol H of 1622 lormer employe ol the Texas who re tired January 1 was found in Ras trop near about 3 Saturday by boauny par lies who had bien searching slnci Ueath appar ioltatit Leave Today On 400 Mile Trip to Boost Fishing at Freeport Al coowner of Gollott operators of a local deepsea fishing and Walter left Freeport this morn ing by car on a tour of around 350 to 400 miles to advertise fishing at the mouth of the The sportsmen will visit a large number of towns in around a doz en counties surrounding Brazoria They took along advertis ing material which will be distrib employed by the Austin Company who has rooms at the V fleld in front oi which the car was parked at the lime Laler the box In which the tools were along with a pair of which were also were found In the cedars near tin Stauffer Chemical plant I ner over Uie President by a vote of 25 to Delegates from Alvin and two or three small precincts opposed the Garner Freeports five votes were cast for Garner The five Freeport dele gates included C precinct chairman C Chilcoat and McFarland county presided and Ben Caiman was elected and served as All county delegates were elected arid others appointed to repre sent the county at the stale con vention at Waco 011 May who had a on the bayou went there Iinlay lor a fishing trip He told nearby reudcnu that m was tjoing to llounder and went to get his friends ol the lajinlv were That was Ihr last linn he was seen alive Early Saturday morning ihe boa I was seen flouting in unj and became alarmed have fallen same night The carburetor ol his car parked in front of the S K Perry residence on First ttrtet was found missing Monday morning Whitney has rooms at the Per ry residence Austin Official inspects Work Here Beginners Classes In Band to Start i In of halt hour concerts i put on at thi loolball stadium by 1 the Lunds In the j critics commended Ihe bund highly on irryini ol instni and playini ability One truism was the lack of instiuiiKMtulion Holh reed anil were coinmend iii on then balance Featured dm tin concert by Free port were the famous Kimar lllues which one tiilmiMiiMic i riltc said a in salary for Mr unit Anchors A played during the lorinutlon ol Die bands tin anchor A telescope formation wius ulso A member ol the Chamber of Commerce bund and liiiinidiutely m vlltd them to be of Jalves lon rr four days tins summer In July The week will Ix ilvdiraUd us Freepoll wttk The bond will be advertised in all staUwide The band will yive a concert at Ihe high school Thurs May at The public LS invited to They will feature a number of novelties as well as concert lips West Columbia entry tealur ing the sensation IHII on the mound proved too much for tlie lutler team using1 Lar son and Joy on the The Html score was 18 to Uunbury could muster but five hits off the of while Columbia collected M Manager Bob Wrights Frccpart Continued On Iuge Four AMBROISE DAVID TO BE BURIED I TODAY Ambrolse a native of Louisian nnd n resident of Freeport for pas 13 years where he has I ialvesloii followed the puiiilliu died at haw the 3 oclock Tuesday morning ut his home on West First slreet following an illness o several Born in Lafayette on December 1873 David was 67 years old at the time of his deaih He was the father of eight six boys and two He established residence in Freeport Judging In Spring Garden Contest Is Confuscius say God helpee man who helpee but God save the man who get caught helpee F Austin lor Dow Chemical Company coiisuut lion work visited Fretpart Wednesday and made a of JCIT Bryan announced ihis week thiit he will sturt his beginners class in band instruction soon No one j Sttttted Itl County above a sophomore in hiyh school will be accepted Students will be Preliminary judging in the Bra taken as low as the low 4th Tim j zona County spring tviruen con jjil undo wetk with 1 Stanscl and II Keetl of Use will be tlie beginners lor Miter vicepresident of tlu Hitnext two Ail children When a housewife buys a 40cent the progress being made at the Dow roast she gets 29 cents worth of i plant site in company wilh meat and pays 11 cents in hidden construction buperinten tertsud should yel in touch with MJ Bryan before me will tx hunted in size and Instrumentation One dollar out of every four paid for rent represents taxes ol some Angleton experiment K Boston of and Mor vocational agriculture teacher ot West the Conununity winners will be an nounced next week iuvd final ing will tollow FUIHM services were held at the liointof his son ut 1007 West Broad street at Fa ther J J Coffey Burial will be ut today un der the direction of Freeport Fu neral Home Survivors include hts David six and J and two Lewis and A TRANSFERS Recent transfers that have been made in the past week include Guest of who has moved to Morris of MftT moved to gjid Cole whfl has ed to These transfers made by ;