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   Mainland Times (Newspaper) - April 3, 1963, La Marque, Texas                                Building Hits Honor Society Dizzy Pace lnclucts 31 Top Students fl SERVING GALVESTON COUNTTS GREAT INDUSTRIAL Times A look around the city of La Marque and at the drawing boards of builders will erase all doubts from peoples minds that La Marque Is standing still or going There was a drop in construction and population in the city a year or two ago which was caused by the cutback in personnel at the refineries and plants where many La Marque residents Myrtle 2930 THE ENTERTAINMENT calendar says the funny old radio show It Pays to be Ignorant is going to be re vived and dressed up for tele If they do I know where they can get a couple of prize Me and Louis golf expert for the Houston You note I mentioned me It paid us to be ignorant yesterday as we were driving up here to Myrtle Beach where we are going to play in the Golf Writers Associations Tenth Annual tournament We took the same route here this year as we did only there was one slight We came by way of Baton Bil Pensacola and then north to the Atlantic Although it took us until 2 to do It last year we came clear through to Way Georgia on the first That was a little treak of 944 It bushed so this year we decided net to drive so far in one According to my watch we were making unusually good even though we had stop JitHes of at We were feeling good about midnight and wound up at Georgia at 2 We were surprised because yesterdays trip included a round of golf which wasnt included last We were even more surprised when we looked at the clock in the cafe and discovered if was My watch had Dont believe it if any one gives you directions to the Cafeteria in Mobile and then says you cant miss Go Idle and I heard about the good food which is serv ed there and got a number of conflicting d 1 r ections when we finally found it they were locking the This is our fourth trip to Myrtle Beach as guests of the Dunes Golf and Beach Club to play in the It is held on Monday before the masters tournament on Dan Jenkins of Fort Goldle and I are the only ones representing the great state of Im sure they will both give a good account of themselves but Im strict ly an underdogunder all of Continued on Page 12 Mothers To March In Cancer Crusade La Marque citizens are Joining with hundreds of others in Calves Texas City and Dickinson in the annual na tionwide April CaneerCru The housetohouse Mo thers March is scheduled for April 16 from 7 until 9 according to Latimer and Doro thy Block captains have been contacted in almost every ma jor residential area in La Latimer we still need some captains in about five impor tant Volunteers are needed in the Perthius Bobby Beach Twelve Oaks and Freeway Any one in any of these areas who would like to serve as a block captain and secure workers in their area are asked to contact either Latimer or McDermott Continued on Page 12 Last week it was announced that a shopping center will be built on the corner of Bayou and Cedar and a luxury apart ment house is planned to be built in the 1800 block of Bay The shopping center has been estimated at not less than and the apart ments will cost Work has started on a sub division of 30 houses to total around a million dollars on Carriage off of Lake Road between Scott and Mag nolia The first house here is under Water and sewer lines have been laid and work is under way on the un derground drainage and These houses will range in price from to In Briar Meadow 25 houses have been completed and 25 are planned to be built this year and to range in price from to This will be about to be making the sub division a one and a half mil lion dollar Joe Bogatto is building 24 houses on Virginia and Tay lor ranging from Continued on page 9 The La Marque Chapter of National Honor Society induct ed 31 new members in an afternoon ceremony in the high school cafeteria Weldon speak er for the used as his subject The National Ho nor Anne Elaine of the local gave the opening remarks and intro duced the The invo cation was by Butch vice Other officers are Betty and Johnny Claud and assistant presented certi ficates and membership cards to the Sophomores Inducted were Karl Penny Bar Mary Blake Lin da Billy Sha ron Rusty Linda Laurence Sharyn Alan Richard Jon na Alita First year juniors were Joe Russell Christa Robert Ann Sandra Mc Hal Betty Sally olyn Sue Seniors inducted were Di anne Benjamin Rodri Suzanne Karen Continued on Page 7 THE MAINLAND TIMES EACH WEDNESDAY THE LA MARQUE TIMES EACM FRIDAY 2J LA APRIL 1963 PRICE Fly Your Flag And Vote Saturday Saturday is a big day In La Marque with the citizens having a chance to decide on three big who will serve on the school board and the city and what type of government the city will At a time like this Ameri cans should appreciate their freedoms to elect their lea It would be a good idea if flags were flown in every yard Saturday to remind the people where they It is not in every country where people have the oppor tunity to vote and not only is it a privilege but a duty to go to the polls and help In mak ing these vital Minutes Upheld In Special Meet Unsigned Circular Is Called False Three former La Marque city councilmen have attacked an unsigned handbill circulated in the city as being a de plorable and foul political In a statement signed by Robert Sid Holliday and Roger the three past officials reaffirm a challenge to public debate issued by local supporters of councilmanager To the committee head ed by Herbert Rilat to whom this challenge has been has not The statement reads handhills circulated in La Marque Teens Help In Leukemia Drive Don city parks and recreation has been named Texas City Area chair man of the teenage phase of the Leukemia All teenagers can lend their support to this Worthy cause by attending a special Noon Op timist Teen Hop April 26 at the Texas City Recreation Arrangements h a ve been made for donated entertain ment with all proceeds help ing strike back against leu Canisters have been distri buted at most businesses by Orville Brandt whereby adults may contribute their er roneously state that tax funds are being used to provide d r a i n a ge for Briar M e a dow The truth is that the 15inch drainage line being laid is to drain water from outside of Briar This deplorable and foul political move is the desper ate act of those who would saddle La Marque with the strong mayor form of gov A strong mayor will reduce city forces by 60 per cent and will contract what little work will be As with other strong mayor La Marque can expect kickbacks from con tracted jobs to help the per month strong mayor to make ends The uniden tified who would make Continued on Page 6 School Board Rally Slated Thursday The La Marque City Coun cil of PTA and the League of Women Voters will cospon sor a rally for the candi dates for the board of the La Marque Independent S c hool District at 8 tomorrow in the High Each candidate will have an opportunity to state his ob jectives and to answer ques tions from the There are eight candidates running for three Weldon Kolb and David Ford are incum bents seeking Others are William Fet ter who has served previous ly on the Buck Dorothy Mc Howard and retired intendent of the La Marque Voters guides explaining the candidates qualifications and C ont i nued on P age 10 Drainage Work Upheld As Following Motion By Allen City Councilman Lester Ingram lost out In his effort to block the city from laying 242 feet of 15 Inch storm sewer on Meadow Lane last When Ingram saw the ditch being dug for the pipe Thurs day he requested that work be stopped and a special meet ing called to discuss where the pipe was to be PROUDLY DISPLAYING the flog he received for his 11th birthday is Dennis Segers of Yoakum and grandson of and Siler of La Dennis had told his parents he wanted a flag for his birthday and if people say that patriotism is dead they should see Anonymous Handbill May Bring Libel Suit A handbill circulated La Marque may result in a libel suit against its The unsigned paper alleges that Briar Meadow subdivision is being drained at the taxpayers expense and that City Manager Stanley Duitscher is not executing the project ac cording to a motion made by Councilman Lester Firemen To Host Coastal Session The La Marque Fire De partment will host the Gulf Coast Firemens Association meeting April This association is made up of the fire departments in the Gulf Coast area that have banded together for their mu tual benefit through the ex change of experience and i While these meetings are for the most part a chance RETIRES FROM CARBIDE Baseball Fills Time Of La Marques Paul Harf Paul Lawrence the Texas City Carbide plants has hung up his hard hat and safety glas ses for the last time after 42 years of Carbide service and joined the retirement And you can say that Im grinned gentleman nered I figure that af ter over 50 years of steady a man ought to en joy a few years of The Harts eventually plan to sell their home in La Mar que and move Into an apart ment in I have a couple of good reasons for wanting to move to explained Paul to be near the grandkids Pauls son Barry Is an account ex ecutive with and to be near the Colts baseball To say Paul Is a baseball fan is As a matter of re called Paul with a rather sheepish my love for baseball caused me to be fired from two jobs in the same According to Pauls the misfortune happened way back in his single days in the town of Fort Paul was working days for Armour and C o m p a and in the evening he held down a job with the Fort Worth Star That Fort Worth and Shreveport was in town for a crucial Paul asked for the day off to attend the ball game and was He went The nine innings ended in a tie and the game went into extra It drug on well into the By the time it Continued on page 9 PAUL HART for relaxation and to get a the actual business meeting has far reaching ef fects on the in The day will start at with the serving of a bar bcue chicken The meal will last until 7 and will be served continually at the central fire All ci t izens are not only welcome but are encouraged to The cost of the meal will be for adults and 75 cents for the Promptly at 7 the bu siness meeting will be held in the Guaranty Federal Build ing for the officers and the After the meeting the pumper teams from the fire department and the La dies Auxiliary will compete with the teams from the other The pumper races will take place on Laurel right across from the fire These races are always the highlight of the associations Competition is unusually tough because of the state cham pionships coming up in San Antonio in everyone is trying to be the The ladies in their bid for recognition will be out to keep the first place time they earn ed at the last meeting in Barbers The mens with their eye on the state will be out to even up a bad deci sion that cost them first place over the World Champion Ro senberg team at the last meet After you vote next Sat urday and you feel like re laxing and waiting for the e lectlon returns why not plan to support your fire depart ment and spend your evening at the fire said Ray They have pro mised the finest in meals and Tickets are no They can either be purchased at the door or from any firemen prior to Satur Briar Meadow with new home of city manager receives cost ly drainage at taxpayers ex asserts the Im seriously considering filing a libel suit against the persons who distributed that said George This is says president of Briar Meadow We paid for our own storm water and Briar Meadow doesnt need any more Briar Meadow is actually helping to drain the Burnett Street Houston Drive South It receives no benefit from the said Agreeing with the Councilman Lester Ingram asserts that Duitschers pro posal had nothing to do with laying drainage on Meadow The paper further cites Continued on Page 1 1 Ingram had made a motion at the 26 meeting to lay storm sewer to drain Bur net and he claimed he had made the motion to lay the pipe on Burnet from Hous ton South to the Free He said he checked the three local newspapers which had reported on this meeting and they stated the pipe was to be on Mayor Harry Jar vis re quested that Barbara city read the motion as in the She read that Ingram moved that Duitscher be authorized to lay 242 feet of 15 Inch storm se wer on Meadow Lane to con nect in with Burnet These minutes were read and approved at the March 12 meeting with Ingram voting their Ingram said that the mi nutes are not in accord with the motion he made and he wanted the minutes of this meeting to reflect that this was not the motion he Duitscher re minded the council that it was discussed that the developers of Briar the subdivision where Meadow Lane are planning to build sidewalks and it was recommended that the city put in the storm se wer now to keep from hav ing to tear up sidewalks and driveways Burnet Street and the side walks in Briar Meadow had been disc u ssed at a January Jarvis said that the members of the council should have been aware of what lines are Councilman Joe Wells told Ingram it would be foolish to lay a storm sewer on Bur net without anything to tie it The 242 feet of pipe would not have reached from the Freeway to Houston on Buurnet as Ingram said he thought the motion Logan asked the ma What minutes does the council that of re proters or the city clerk and Jarvis Those of the Girl Passes Polygraph Test Saturday La M a r q ue police report that the girl who accused a council candidate of kissing her last week has taken a polygraph test and the results are completely A c c o r d i ng to the Depart ment of Public Safety repre s e n t a t i ve who administered the test in Houston the girl did not lie on any point in her She was at her insis on each point of the statement given to the Johnny the ser vice station owner who charged with aggravated as not taken the His attorney said sults of the test are not arf missable in court and the burden of proving guilt is still on the Maloney Speak To LM Rotary Jim man ager of public relations for the HumbleDel Webb Clear Lake City will be guest speaker for the La Mar que Rotary Club at its Teg ular luncheon meeting Thurs day at a native of Dal las and now a resident of will discuss the mul timillion dollar program of developing the planned city ad jacent to the National Aero nautics and Space Adminis tration Manned Spacecraft Center on Clear ac cording to Alec pro gram Maloney recently developed a 6000 acre site in Bakers as resident man Continued on Page THE BUSINESS VIEW Suppliers Say Manager Form Lends Efficiency City residents Judge their local government according to contacts and each individual is likely to balance the ser vice he gets against the taxes he Because he is not familiar with costs and it Is difficult for him to determine how well his tax dollar is util Material how are in a position to know what his customers get for their Seven men who deal with city governments were asked to compare councilmanager cities with strong mayor cities according to the relative pur chasing These sup pliers represent industries in several Texas The regional manager of a Houston company which sells water pipe The public gets more for its money under the councilmanager govern He added that his opinion was the result of 23 years experience in that line of bus Ninetynine per cent of the cities we deal with are operating with a city man said the president of a large Waco also special izing in An officer with a heavy road machinery company in Hous ton In making calls in cities of five states during the past five I have concluded that citizens get more value for their tax dollar under councilmanager The vice president of a com pany selling fittings and meters for water service in stallations stated that he would rather deal with a city mana ger than a mayor because things are handled in a bus inesslike not all mixed up with Theres a tendency toward confusion in the handling of city business under a strong stated a salesman for a pipe and foundry company which operates out of several Texas Bill regional man ager for JOHNS M a nville Pipe stated that he had been a city employe in Dal las under both the commis sionmayor and councilman age r government and had seen More efficiency in handling complex municipal business after the change to president of the Rohan Company of said that he is too busy sup plying cities to worry about th eir governments as long as he can do an honest business with His in does 99 per cent of its business with council manager   

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