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Mainland Times (Newspaper) - October 11, 1961, La Marque, Texas LA MARQUE LUMBER CO Pftone WE 52451 Good Supply of Johns Mansfield Roofing Product TON COUNTYS GREAT INDUSTRIAL A R SERVICE Is Our Business We Service All Budget Plan Available JONES ORKNE OLDSMOBILE RAMftUR 737 Jfd Am VN Cfcy S Ufa Ntf THE MAINLAND TIMES EACH WEDNESDAY THE LA MARQUE TIMES EACH FRIDAY XV 3 DO NOT FORWARD RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED la October 1961 Price 5c W it is HEN 9 RED not red when Some ft dge fejfcfc east wanted to get his name in the paper so he wrote a letter to the manage ment of tfie Cincinnati Reds and suggested that the name be changed because of the associa tion with Red How assinine can anyone Brother that is an ail time stop The Cincinnati base ball or ganization doesnt have any thing more to do with the com munists than I do with the Scot tish The Cincinnati Reds have existed more than half a centuryand were in operation long before Lenin and Trotsky or ganized the Bolsheviks and over threw the imperialist rule in Rus sia shortly after World War If that line of reasoning is cor then we should abandon the red In the good old Red White and We could have white stars on a blue back ground and blue and white We would have to discontinue that beautiful Red Sails in the Everyone with red hair should be forced to die it because it is so unbecoming there And we will just have to do some thing about those gorgeous red AboMyhftdSlik real good thj abolishing everything red would be my bank Id never be in the red any A Police Thwart Robbery The alert action of two La Marque policemen early Tuesday averted an armed rob bery and resulted in the appre hension of one of the men and the solving of a second Leeaiden 118 South La is in the city jail awaiting transfer to the sheriffs He has confessed to being one of the two men implicated in the La Marque robbery at tempt and also to a similar rob bery in League City Sunday said Police Chief On routine patrol at 2 Tuesday Officers Wayne Stroud and Bill Gassaway spotted two men at the Hicks Conoco Sta tion on the with paper sacks over their heads and drawn pistols holding up Jerry station When they pulled into the driveway the men started to The one with the gun turn ed and faced the The officers had no opportunity to take cover so Stroud fired two shots through the The man dropped his gun and fled Into high The officers had spotted a parked car and Gassaway head ed them off from that direction while Stroud gave They were lost in the weeds and underbrush and the auxiliary police were Within a short time we had 20 men to aid in the Chief Whitmire Hfafrpfe Couaty sent some blood hounds which tracked them to the About daylight Jack auxiliary spotted Posey near the Texas City He surrendered without resist IL OP HIS friends will be keeping their fingers crossed to day for Grady who will undergo a brain operation in Methodist Hospittl in Gradys trouble has been diag nosed as a brain tumor which ac counts for some of his unusual behavior Usually Grady is a very meticu lous He is a detail The on an insurance man after a disaster like the re cent hurricane is enough to get a well man down but it was too much for His associates said he would often answer the listen to the detarts of the clients then hang up and forget That wasnt like that was the brain and we all hope the operation is a success and Grady gets well right K OKOMO JOE A is a man who wont felt the hole V UR NEW on the incom ing news Gladys wants to get a weekly events calendar started and it is a very good She it with your helpf please ie WE and tell her dates and meeting places of various She will iate it and so will 1BOUT TWO THOUSAND youngsters and a thousand par grandmoth cousins two and three flmes removed are disappointed this Ten school bands are The community has looked for ward to the ftotary Clubs annual Band It was a humding er of a show complete with scads of pretty Qals twirling ba turnracf flipflops and mak ing Kfefttfay were kicking a foot 1he hufricane came the school a number of bands elyfdrtt hence the necessity of And speaking of there is sffft a crrahce that the Texas City Stinejaree baiid wttJ be able to accent its go It International Sand Festival on Classified Student Loan Fund Is Loser To Carla Another one of the losers to Hurricane Carla is the La Mar que Rotary Clubs student loan The annual Rotary Band Festi val has been cancelled for this according to Dave Wil chairman of the It is impossible to get the bands together Wil liamson There were to have been three from Texas City and one from La Porte and all areas badly dam aged by the The receipts from this an nual event usually net about dollars and this goes to the loan fund to help La Mar que students go to We are especially proud of the loan said Walter chairman of the We have helped scores of students can boast that all with one single excep have been KINS ADD TO A John Kennedy holds her John on her lap as she drives a onehorse cart through Hidden by the pair are Caroline Kennedy and a small friend who were sitting beside the First The Kennedys are vacationing in Folks Like To See Best Name Most Important Thing In The Paper Since next week is National Newspaper I got to won dering just what the readefs preferred most to read in their local paper namely The La Marque I tried to be fair about the deal and starting with the letter a in the telephone call ed every fifth La Marque num ber until I had talked to an ill Drake Is Contest Victor The horses were off and run ning for Arkansas and the Texas Aggies and they rolled up a heap of points to enable the La Mar que Times to have a single win ner in its weekly football con Bill 3113 Melody won first money of Lorene 1908 Oleander Drive and Jim 2616 Third Avenue tied for second and each will receive for their No contestant was able to name all 20 winners this week although six named 18 winners and two named That is about as close as you can get and not ring the Contestants winning a free ticket to the Bayou DriveIn Theatre include Victor Laurie William Mike Frank Zimmer Billy Gary Herbert Henry Jean David Fred Tommy Hil William Paula Richard John John James Boswell and even 100 And believe thats a lot of You can well know it that I got a lot of answers and At the end of the survey I was pretty well convinced that the 35 years experience 1 have had in the business since the winter of didnt qualify me very well to run a In fact most everyone I talked to knew a whole lot more hovv to operate the paper than I For example one person ex posed my ignorance for referring to the citizens who attend City Council meetings as He said I should have referred to them as be that as it I assembled all of the data and ran it through the IBM ma chine and here are the responses as to what the average reader desired to see in the La Marque Times My A front page article show ing how crooked the city govern ment is most of the My wifes A feature article showing 25 ways on how to cheat on in come tax My kids A local news item about the affair my neighbor is hav A classified ad offering a new home for sale for My picture in the More news about law An editorial condeming high school teachers for being too liberal with A wedding picture of the groom instead of the bride when he is more handsome than she is A sports picture of me when I bowled More advertisements on things that merchants are giv ing A front page picture of my neighbor being hauled out of the bar by his A front page spread about the deadbeat who lives across the street from me who just Continued on Classified To Open Bids For Unit Bids will be opened at this afternoon in the school ad ministration for the construction of a concrete physi cal education area at the Junior High The concrete slab will be 120 by 140 feet and be used in the Junior High physical education It will be able to accommo date tbree basketball courts or three tennis The goals and nets are to be removable so either can be General contractors in this area are bidding on the George Orgeron Pledges Sigma Nu At Lamar Tech Fall rush for fraternities at La mar Tech has ended with 94 men pledging tbe six national David dean of student has Rush week activities were held 3 at the George James Orgeron of La pledged Sigma Corps Furnishes Multiple Services As Engineers Help Cleanup Thursday For Hospital GOP Speaker Is Against Federal Aid For Seawall Attorney Hall Timanus of Houston spoke on the Electoral College System at the COP of Galveston County meeting Mon day night in the Carl Nessler Civic Center in Texas con ducted the meeting and intro duced the George CyalVeston County Republican gave a review of the Texas City seawall project based on studies of information from the Corps of Engineers and the Gal veston County Research Coun He said the initial study for the seawall project was auth orized by Congress in This 13 year delay in the Texas City seawall construction is a per fect example of what happens when local politicians wait for the federal government to take care of local He also said the local tax payers had approved a bond issue in People say we cannot afford to build a sea wall without federal I say we cant afford to build it with federal We suffered an estimated million in property The seawall would have cost us KVvkmas gen eral reasons why he is against federal They are aid tends to be appropriated for political rea Federal aid appropriations give the administration a lever to use against the Federal aid is said to be given without strings however the congressman does not get it without strings attach lie gives up some of his voting Korkmas also Local politicians are paralyzed and do not act because they wait to see what the federal government will About 50 people attended tbe meeting according to publicity Four Million Dollar Addition For Galvesfon County Memorial Although big bulldozers and draglines are busy moving of dirt and shaping up the the official ground breaking will be held for 1he new addition to Galveston County Memofujt Hospital at 10 The Commissioners Court has signed the contract with Robert Smith Construction Company of Houston for artd construction is now Other bidders on the job wwe Johnson Drake Piper of How KnutsojQ struction Company of Linbeck Construetttm Westgate School Fast Recovering The attendance at Westgate intermediate school has bounc ed back like a helium inflated After Hurricane Carla had left her tracks all over the Westgate school and the attendance fell from a healthy 217 to a sickly Billy principal of announced that the enrollment has now climbed to 190 with good prospects of it regaining normalcy before The Westgate district was hardest hit of any of the La Marque Mayors Request Investigation Of New Seawall In an effort to avert any fu ture flooding of La Marque and Hitchcock by hurricane driven the mayors of the two cities have written a request to the County Commissioners Court encouraging them to do some advance The seawall which is to be constructed does not completely encircle both La Marque and In fact it only parti ally protects La Mayors Harry Jarvis of La Marque and Marvin Briggs of are looking for ward to a future bond issue which would enable tbe con struction of a seawall extending south and west of tbe two cities and large and strong enough to withstand the pressure of high hurricane Following is tbe letter Judge Peter La Valle County Commissioners Court County of Galveston Texas Gentlemen We request that action be initiated to provide adequate storm protection for the Cities of La Marque and This request has been deferred until after approval of construc tion funds and initiation of the Texas City Storm Protection Project since we did not wish to detract from or delay that project in any This requested project is not in conflict with nor should it be allowed to delay tbe very im portant Highland Bayou Flood Control Survey which seeks a means of providing protection from rain water flooding along the Bayou and its Rather the two projects would complement each other to pro vide complete protection from flooding from both rains and flood tides for the remaining un denselypopulated area of the such as the City of Texas City and that portion of La Marque north of Highway 75 will be receiving in the near future and the City of Galves ton has already The need for this requested project is While neither Hitchcock nor La Marque has Continued on Classified By Army Engineers When Hurricane Carla swept angrily through the Texas gulf coast three weeks ago Monday she little knew or cared what havoc and destruction she had like any ca pricious had she been a living entity she could have probably cared In her unmitigated fury she did strange ajid the stories of boats high and concrete ripped houses in and the million and one freak things that happen in such a disaster are already dead files in the newspaper and magazine offices across the for there is an old truism in the journalistic profession to the effect that todays news is to morrows garbage the the broken dreams and hopes of the financial the and the few lauigltthat came ofr blowing skirts have moved to the inside pages of the nations for time marches on and newer world events clamor for the page one And while ma and unwanted has departed the area she leaves be hind a monumental task of re habilitation and readjustment for those she unlike the wounded lov er tenderly picks up tbe broken pieces of a lost love and attempts to resbape them into something rfine and Carla left things of a more intangible nature to be taken care of things like homes to be streets to be schools to be re sewers to be cleaned of boats to be repaired and repainted and electric motors and pumps to be flushed of their corrosive sea The greatest miracle to come out of Carlas debacle is the fact that the of life was almost infinitesinal compared to what it could have The second miracle is the driving force that is the group responsi ble for putting back together the broken pieces of community and school In an office in Galveston the Army Corps of Engineers has a variable staff of people who are all specialists in their fields and who together are directing the task of mobilizing methods and machinery for the rehabilitation Duties of the personnel are quite and included are engineers of various cost legal aides safety procurement j and and Its the coordinated work of the j group as a whole that is getting the job along with the help given by Governor Price Daniel and Vice President Lyndon Johnson as they pulled all stops in an effort to cut red Uncle Sums being keeper of the purse strings puts I him in the dual role of both j expediter and and as a result the Corpus Christi office j is faced with the problem of j getting the job done while still living by the The tasks are for contracts with private firms and individuals must be negoti inspectors must closely check tbe work being and clerks must keep an accurate record of time and equipment being used on the various The President of the United States and the Office of Civil Defense Mobilization have de clared as disaster areas under the Corpus Christi Area Office the Texas Counties of San Pa Re tugio and and under Fort resident office in Galvfslon the counties of Jef Urazoria and Afatagorda east of the Colorado Elements of work are spelled out quite specifically in Public which Law grants assistance to state and local gov ernments in major disaster Under this County County and other public officials may speak in behalf of their communities in requesting Under the Presidential and OCDM blanket authority has been granted to the effect Continued on Classified IN OBSERVANCE OF Fire Prevention Week a skit The Goodies end the Saddles of Fire Prevention was presented at Lamar Students participating were left to front row Tommy CraigRhonda Eddie and Timmie Back row Walter John Bo Nancy and Marth Kaye Corporation of 000 and Texas Gulf Constrac tion Company of Other Bidders Low bidders on other of the construction and installai tion are Porter Plumbing Company of SecoSmith of Aus Kitchen American Hospital Supply Company of Otis Elevator Com pany of TVoy ing East IHj An additional grant of federal Hull Burton funds of has increased the project Two and a half lion of the funds came from a county bond issue and other Hill Burton Richardson John president of the hospitals Board of will be master of monies at the ground and honored guests will include the Commissioners Court and board of i The Commissioners Court eludes County Judge La Valle and win Paul Hopteln Jack Jimmie The Hospital Board of Man agers includes Mar Martin Bogatto and Robert The Hospital Medical staff in cludes bert Magliolo and The building committee aif the medical staff include Eugene Robert Daniel Roy don Kolb and Joseph Mag The ladies auxiliary will be represented by Ken nedy and David Firft Presbyterian Church of will give the invocation and refreshments will be served by the Pink Ladies Needs Grow As the population of this heav ily industrialized area to the need for more hos pital space grows in the same The new hospital is being built not only for the present but also for the said George ad The hospitals present lacilitiet includes a total of 90 The new building will increase the hospitals capacity to 277 There will be a psychiatric ward on the fifth floor with 45 There will be 26 beds for 128 for medical and 78 for The square footage of the hos pital will increase from to and will provide many services that are not now avtu able to There are now 207 full time employees at the hospital and this is expected to be increased to 600 when the new wing ia in full It is estimated that two will be required to build jfae addition to the DIES IN ACCIDENT Fred Leatherwood of La Mar was killed recently in accident on the job in He was a resident of Michigan and a former resident of Gai
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