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   Mainland Times (Newspaper) - April 17, 1963, La Marque, Texas                                Chamber Has Public Meet On Schedule All interested citizens are Invited to the La Marque Chamber of Commerce public meeting to be held April at the high school at Alf noted public speaker and assistant general manager of the East Texas Chamber of will speak on the subject Build ing Our Community through Your Chamber of He will discuss the basic IT HAS SEEN said the long est mile in die world is the short distance from the cells on death row to the electric Or the gallows or gas chamber or as the case might I dont know much about that but I believe the most flexible two miles in the world are right here in La Kindly take notice State High way if they On the north side of La Marque there is a state high way sign indicating La Mar que 2 Over on the west end of La Marque there is a similar as well as the south end of Then to put the frosting on the there is a sign right in the middle of the at the intersection of Highway 1765 and the which also notifies the way fa ring stranger that La Marque is still two miles La Marque isnt two miles from every CAROL and Thella Ann were playing happily the other Afternoon at Janas when her mother said she had to go to choir All the information meant to Thelia Ann was that she was going somepl That choir practice stuff just didnt register beyond creating a childish desire for more in Finally she asked Jana Whats choir practice Janas reply Thats where mama goes when her back is WILL ROGERS once What this country needs is a good five cent Grou cho Marx followed What this country needs is a good five cent All of our nickels arent In fact there are five which are inflated R e c e ntly a stranger came into a filling in Indi ana exhibiting a 1913 Liberty Some of the fel lows knew a little about rare coins and recognized this as one but didnt know what it is The stranger offered to sell for and one of the gam blers in the crowd The buyer contacted coin ex perts and gained some val uable There were only five Liberty Head nickels stamped In That was the year the Indian and Buf falo took Some catalogues list the rare coin at How ever an uncirculated coin of the same vintage recently brought a bid of at a New York The buyer was a little dis appointed when he learned the whereabouts of the five rare coins are regularly known in trade circles and that there is Just an outside possibili ty that the date on the nick el had been slightly altered by an So to coin a new all is not nickel that gut TODAY IS CIRCUS day in La Marque and all of the their grand uncles Continued on Poge 7 Chamber of Commerce pro gram and activities which it The purpose of the public meeting is to acquaint the public with the funda mental a reas of activity of Our La Marque Chamber of Com Membership is not required to attend and all at tending will be given oppor tunity to express views and make A graduate of Stephen Austin State the na tive East Texan has been man ager of the Chamber in his home In he joined the staff of the East Texas Chamber as manager of the Community Development Six months later he was promoted to his pre sent He has served as member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Chamber of Commerce Managers Association and the Chamber of Commerce Man agers and secretaries Asso ciation of East and has appeared on many pro grams as an Instructor in regional and state conven tions and Help Needed To Find Sick Lost Puppy The Fowles residence at 1126 Orange Is gloomy with four very sad children looking for their lost sick little The dog is a six months old smooth haired black and white puppy with brown spotted black floppy He has been under the care of a veterinarian and needs to take his medicine The puppy has fits but the vet said he is not The fits are caused by in Jury to his brain from distem per and After a fit he is very confused and since he got sick he has rever ted to small puppy He might bite following a fit for he is very nervous and The dog was found by the Fowles children and they have opened their hearts to the homeless Ritchie and as well as their mo ther and are hoping some kind hearted person has found the dog and is giving him the protection he But he does need his medl Continued on P oge 10 MAYOR WANTS TO DEVELOP PARK By Gladys Aden In his first week as mayor of the city of La Marque James Crowder has been busy studying the problems and needs of the On his visit to the City Park last week Crowder said he was surprised at the amount of developing that has been done there and he is in favor of developing the park all the way as the city can afford He hopes to con tinue with the plans for having a recreation building built next Collier and Lamont all newcomers to the stated in their speeches before the city election that they were in favor of developing the park on a long range John reelected to the has been in favor of work done toward devel oping the park in the Lester the other reelected has opposed putting a building City Manager Stan Duitscher had a sign erected at the park last One of the first things he wants to get cleared Crowder was the Banana Crowder and Duitscher met in Houston Tuesday with representatives from Southern Pacific Railroad to determine who will put down the planking for the crossing and how much it will The land in this area is good for light In and a trucking firm there has been using back streets and causing much wear on them whereas when this is completed it will give them access to Hwy 146 and save on the All necessary preparations have been made with the right of ways taken care waiting for the crossing to be The trucking firm plans to have a storage service when this work Is The status of Vauthier Road is another item that Crowder hopes to take care of Over two years ago the city governments of Texas City and La Marque pas sed resolutions that Vauthier be made into a farm to market The County Commissioners Court works with the State Hwy Department on this project and it is up to the cities to provide the right of The state only pays for building the road me gutters and storm sewers are the obligation of the Right of ways will be required from High lands Bayou to Hwy 1765 for La Marques part of the Duitscher Crowder believes that the expansion at Galveston County Memorial Hospital which is scheduled for occupancy in December of this points to the need for Vauthier being a farm to market road all the way to the hos Continued on Page 11 Tftffllaiiitan fl Times SERVING GALVESTON COUNTYS GREAT INDUSTRIAL AREA THE MAINLAND TIMES EACH WEDNESDAY THE LA MARQUE TIMES EACH FRIDAY XVI 29 LA APRIL 17 PRICE CIRCUS like Santa will live forever in the hearts of Both will meet here today when the Mainland Shrine Club pre sents the Rudy Circus at the football field at 4 and 8 FoxKerns Photo vv Chief Says FD Feed Not Cause Of Illnesses Haytey Elected 1C President jimmy Hayley is the newly elected president of the La Marque He is em ployed at Guaranty Federal Savings and Loan Also elected to serve wi Hayley for the 196364 term were Robert Barron of south western Bell vice president Donald Williams of La Marque secre tary Steven Smith of Fred immediate president and agent for American National Insurance is director of interclub Serving as directors will be Jim assistant manager of American National jimmy Klyng of the La Mar que Police Department and Marcus Junemann of June mann These officers will assume duties at the annual installa tion banquet to be held at Bos ticks May 4 with the cocktail hour to start at 7 and dinner to be served at The public Is invited to the banquet and tickets may be ob tained from members of the Jaycees or at the chamber Barbecue Cleared In Special Investigation A special investigation conducted by Henry Yea fire Chief of the La Marque Volunteer Fire De partment shows evidence that the held last election day may not have been responsible for an iB ness affecting approximately 100 local Attacksof nausea were reported to cjtty physicians during the weekend of the April 6 au4 were assumed to be tooa Youth Choir To Give Conceit Glenden Sanders and his Youth Choir of 34 voices from the First Baptist Church at will present a program of religious music at Friday at the First Baptist Church in La Sunday morning at the 11 services Sanders and his choir will sing anthems at Highlands Baptist son of and 1913 is a 1954 graduate of La Marque High He is married to the for mer Gwen daughter of and Pra ker of 2206 and they have two Laurie 3 and David Sanders sang in the La Mar que High School Choir and the Baylor University choir where he got his He also sang in the Highlands Baptist Church He is minister of music at the First Baptist Church in Among the numbers to be sung during the one hour con cert Friday night will be Hes Got The Whole World In His Continued on Page 5 LM Garden Club Flower Show Planned For May 3 Circus Tickets May Be Bought At Times Office The La Marque Garden Clubs annual flower show themed Musical Moods will be staged at the Elks Lodge in La Marque May The show will be opened to the public free of charge from 2 until 8 with a drawing for the door prize to be held at 8 g e n e r al restated several important rules for the members to All entries in the artistic division are to be preregis tered and will be the only ones permitted to be shown in Preregis tration must be done by April 17 with Kirchner in charge of the artistic di vision which this year is en titled Night and This division is composed of the following eight classes The World is Waiting for the Sunrise Ser Heigh Heigh Ho Its off to Work We High Lazy Tea for Sweet Hour of and Magic is the All entries must be presen ted between the hours of 8 on the day of the flower Warwick and Wilson cochair man of the horticulture divis ion state that club exhibi Continued on Page 7 Tickets to the Shrine Cir cus can be bought at the La Marque Times 1118 If you buy your childs tic ket at the gate it costs 75 cents but they are only 50 cents if bought in Two performances are both one at 4 and the other at 8 Yeager reports of the 700 dinners only 300 were consumed by La Marque He said that no ill ness by persons out of town who had eaten at the barbeque were Commenting on the kitchen the report says that the facilities had been used for many other barbeques and were extremely The potato salad was pre pared in the next room to the by members of the Ladies It was pre pared the same day of the bar and was not complete until less than two hours of serving No metal con tainers were used at any and upon completion the salad was i m m e d lately placed on icey says the No particular item served at the barbecue could be con nected with the The report indicates that each item had not been eaten by various persons who were The report further states that some cases of the illness were reported before the bar beque and a few cases develop ed as many as four or five days Some cases were reported by persons who had not attended the In the report Based on the fact that only local persons were affec Continued on Page 5 Hobbies Becoming More Popular A survey of hobby shops and hobbyists in La Marque indi cate that various kinds of hob bies are becoming more popu lar all of the There is little excuse now adays for an idle man to be lonesome when there are so many ready made hobbies Enjoying more leisure time than ever Americans spent a record million last year for hobbies and The hobby industry ex pects this to Increase million during With a growing variety of hobbies priced from less than a dollar to several hundred Americans are having no difficulty Joining the hobby Doctors doff stethoscopes and put on engineers caps to manage model railroad em Railroad engineers ex change their overalls for ar tists smocks for an evening before their Business executives unwind in their off hours constructing miniature antique automobiles and mil lions of housewives find plea sure and relaxation making ashtrays and table tops of mosiac For the of today are often the careers of Tha youngster firing his model plane in an open field may be the first man to set foot on the According to the Hobby In dustry Association of Amer model plane building and flying is a top national fa vorite as a hobby Why do airplanes fly or Whats a retrorocket no longer need be embaras sing questions to A trip to the hobby a few fascinating hours spent by fa ther and son constructing a minature jet or space cap and the questions are Summertime means model airplane time complete with national competitions and big prizes to the fastest climb highest soarer and the most New trends in this hobby field include plastic readytofly models and improved balsa model Be prepared to see the skies full of them this sum A big indoor trend is the electric road and race car Miniatures of popular racing models whiz around tabletop tracks as families wave checkered flags and cheer on their Millions of American wo men are finding ways of put ting their artistic abilities to use and beautifying their homes at the same time with mosiac tile kits and paint bynumber Guests are surprised to learn the beauti ful landscape on the wall is just something you did one rainy or the strik ing tile coffee table top was made with your ow Interest has heightened also in old fashioned boats and Many a nostalgic memory has been stirred working on a minature Iron Horse or Seaworthy model ships are bringing double barreled fun to their builders Fun in the building and fun in the sail Proud parklake cap tains guide their model square clippers and Continued on Page 7 JAY ANDRUS Andrus Signs With Symphony Jay Lanning son of and McKee 1317 has signed a con tract with the Houston Sym phony Orchestra for the 1963 64 symphony The whichbegins October will be the fif tieth anniversary of the Hous ton Symphony and they plan a tour to include Philadel New York and a junior music ed ucation major at the Univer plays the French While a student at La Mar que High School he received several honors including mak ing all state band while in his junior year and being named the outstanding musi Continued on Page 11 Senior Citizens Organize Friday Senior Citizens of the Main land will meet at Friday in the Surf Room at the Nessler Civic Center in Texas City to elect perman ent At the organizational meet ing held last week at the Civic Center Louis Levin was elec ted temporary p r e s ident and Opal Wiggins temporary The purpose of organizing the Senior Citizens is to give them a chance for outside ac Continued on Page 11   

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