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Baytown Sun, The (Newspaper) - September 2, 1973, Baytown, Texas Lee College signs new contract in prison teaching program by Johnella Boynton Lee College has signed a new two year contract with the Texas department of corrections to continue teaching col lege level courses to prison in mates. The contract was signed thursday in Huntsville by col lege acting president or. Jim Sturgeon and the director of the College Extension pro Grams or. John Mccormick. It extends the educational pro Gram currently being offered by the College at eight separate prison units through aug. 31, 1975. The tic program last fall had students enrolled and the technical vocational program was larger than the program offered Here on the Baytown Campus to regularly enrolled students. Terms of the new contract Are essentially the same As those in the one year contract Between the College and the tic which expired Friday. Last year s contract Cost tic about academic courses will be billed to tic on the basis of 18.33 and one third per semes Ter credit hour per student. Vocational technical courses will be billed on the basis of per semester credit hour. The charge is higher than the per semester hour charged students on Campus but Stu dents at Baytown pay additional fees for building use student services materials and lab expenses. In addition to the tuition charges paid by tic the col lege also receives regular state reimbursement for each course taught just As it does for Campus courses. The tuition charges Are computed to cover All instructional costs including travel pay and allowances for academic faculty members who commute to prison units to teach. No costs Are picked up by local taxpayers but the College Campus program benefits be cause of the greater number and variety of personnel it is Able to hire said the spokes Man. Academic courses Cost the tic More because the College has More expense associated with them the spokesman said. Vocational technical teachers live near the prison units rather than in Baytown but academic teachers com mute to their inmate classes and Are paid travel reimburse ment for both Miles and hours involved. About 50 per cent or 37 of the College s academic faculty taught in the program last year at tic. Some 23 vocational technical instructors who live near the units Are also employed in the program. The contract requires a minimum class size of 25 Stu dents larger than the mini mum of 10 required on Cam pus but the requirement in sures that the program will be fully self supporting the spokesman said. The Lee College program with tic began in january of 1965 by invitation of or. George Beto then director of the prison system who was anxious to get other viewpoints and attitudes into the prison system in developing a rehabilitation program for prisoners. Lee College is not the Only College teaching courses in the prison system but last year it taught 78 per cent of them. It teaches exclusively in the Ferguson Ellis Wynne Eastham Goree Huntsville Darrington and Central prison units except for a course in heavy machinery taught at Huntsville by Texas University. Registration for the fall semester at the tic units is almost completed and Lee College classes will begin there tuesday As they will in Bay town. The Baytown Sun invites or. And mrs. Paul a. Hinton 2102 Rosille this pass Good through sept. 14 at the Brunson theater Box office now showing emperor of the North Aptton Over readers every Day your Home newspaper vol. 51, no. 283 Telephone number 422-8302 sunday september 2, 1973 Baytown Texas 77520 ten cents per copy Houston Light avg a. Power co. 333 Ward re. Dystrophy a Fauve labor Day monday. _ Houston lighting Power co fool funds like the sign says there will be a muscular by Strople drive on labor Day. Kim Taylor from left Cindy Jacobs Doug Shipley and Janet Taylor members of explorer Post no 100. Will have a collection Booth from 8 . To 6 . At the Road for people to drive sen ice Center on Ward through and make contributions. rapid transit school Board vote set oct. 6 spots s fk.4 i. On leave Lodge airman 1c Paul Lodge will have a son of or. And mrs. Robert Day gathering from 10 Bounds of 203 South is Home on . To 6 . Monday for leave from Whiteman mo., until sept. Mrs. Clare Bays Cele Brates a birthday with a Little help from her friends Imola White looks pretty in a fab. Members and guests. Covered dishes will be brought. The swim Pool will be open for the last Day of the season. Deadline Baytown Sun Classi fied department will remain open until noon monday. Labor Day and will accept or cancel ads for tuesday s paper until that time. The newsroom will also close at noon. Bike ensemble Becky Hardy gets ready for a birth Day Celebration sgt. Don Baker takes a Neutral stand when it comes to Hometown football Jim Richardson braces for the University of Houston s fall semester Glen Walker shoots it up around Lee College with a camera that is Joe White head concerned about motor Cycle safety and new traffic Laws Kittic Flinn a Huff Man journalism teacher helps a reporter with an assignment. Note to or. And mrs. E. K. Envin Alan and Gay and the baby Are doing Fine. Their Only complaint is the smog and stifling heat now scourging Washington. Baytown City Council traffic committee will meet at 5 . Tuesday at City Hall. Due heavy turnout of voters a heavier than average turn out in a school trustee election Here can be expected on Satur Day. Oct. 6, the same Date har Ris county voters decide whether to create the Houston area rapid transit authority and give it Power to Levy a vehicle emissions tax. If approved the authority would serve Baytown As Well As All other county areas. School District patrons will fill two trustee positions in the election. Only two candidates have filed so far Wayne Hanson and Wes Balentine for the positions to be vacated by Troy Peterson and James Slick Ellis who Are not seek ing re election. The filing deadline in the trustee election is Midnight next thursday sept. 6. This will be the second time this year that a different kind of election has been held on the same Day As a school District election. On May 1. School District patrons voted in a Bond election while Baytown City voters decided the outcome of mayor councilman Runoff. Some 30.000 persons Are eligible to vote in the school trustee and rapid transit authority elections within school District boundaries including about in the City of Baytown. The referendum on creation of the mass transit authority of course will be county wide. Separate elections with sep Arate voting machines will be held in City and school District voting precincts. A concerted Effort is being made by sup porters of the rapid transit authority to whip up interest in the proposal described As the Only solution to mounting tray i see rapid Page 2 traffic violators target project save to put extra cars on patrol by Barbara Cleland patrolmen work routine patrol on their off Days said sgt. Roy Williams head of the Highway patrol in the Baytown Webster drunk Drivers and other traffic violators on Baytown area Rural roads will have 15 extra Highway patrol units per week to contend with begin Ning saturday and continuing through dec. 31. Project save is a depart ment of Public safety Campaign aimed at cracking Down on traffic violators by letting these men will be doing nothing More than they Are do ing now. There will just be More units he said. Units in the Baytown area will the Campaign is part of a assigned primarily to inter month National program fund a state 10 and . 90 on routine de by a National safety and patrol. Most of the men will be areas. Ministration Grant. The Texas program will affect Harris. Hidalgo and Chambers counties local patrolmen from Harris county. While the program is aimed buckle up Good labor Day advice traffic panel postal hike weather and tides partly Cloudy and warm with a slight Chance of daytime thundershowers is the Baytown area forecast for the weekend. Low Satur Day night iow-70s High Sun Day. Low-90s. Morgans Point tides for sunday highs at . And . Lows at .-f . Tides for monday High at . Low at . Denotes weak tide. I due for newspapers Washington a the postal Semcer says it plans to aise rates for newspapers and magazines As soon As administratively probably within two weeks based on a Cost of living Council ruling. The Council on Friday exempted the increases from Hase 4 Price controls. The increases will affect Sec Ond third and fourth class mail which primarily includes newspapers magazines pamphlets books and records. Rates for first class air mail and packages will remain the same. By Wanda Orton buckle your seat belts was the labor Day weekend greeting issued at the Baytown chamber of Commerce lunch Eon Friday at Holiday inn by record 13. Robert g. Bob Feinberg. Chairman of the Baytown Citi Zens traffic safety Council. If every Driver used his seat Belt a total of 8.000 to lives could be saved a year Feinberg said. The reason behind 60.3 per cent of the traffic fatalities is Speed too fast for he reminded Drivers that a car is a 4.000-Pound missile and at 70mph that can be quite an Feinberg related that in 71 years a total of people have been killed in traffic accidents in this country while the death tally from All the wars dating Back 196 years amounts to there were 55.655 killed in the Viet Nam War Over a period of five years an average of about 11. 000 a year. The Vietnam War was deplored Feinberg said yet there was not too much out in " about the persons killed in one year in 1971. In traffic accidents. Feinberg described the defensive driving program that which have More than 14 cities. At getting drunk Driver off the roads Williams said his units Are always after drunk Drivers since they cause 50 per cent o the fatal accidents in Harris county. Being visible on the roads does a lot to Stop traffic Viola tors and the knowledge that More units Are on patrol serves to keep some drunk Drivers one traffic fatality recorded so a in Baytown this year com cared to six at the same time Asl year. The total of traffic deaths by the end of 1972 was a Peoples state Bank member . It accept contributions to Trie. 1ames heal Jay Ailer scholarship fund. Full service no service charge we accept contributions to the James real Jay Allen scholarship fund. Baytown state blk your family Bank nose9vicecharge member . Williams said. The Dps predicts 42 persons will die in traffic accidents Over the upcoming Holiday weekend. Football soon to usurp headlines by Preston Pendergrass there s a hint of fall m they Hope to help build got underway Here eight years ago and increased tremendously As the result of a 10 per discount or insurance last year. Feinberg reported Baytown had 192 major accidents from january through july this ear compared to 152 during he same time last year. A to of 283 have been injured in Jay town wrecks from january rough july this year com ared to 253 last year during he first seven months of the ear. Fortunately the death rate s Down however with Only Bonus checking is Here citizens National Bank . The most Bank Nooft Vici Thomas Ancic the morning air the Wel come Vanguard of the football season in Bay town. Come sept. 7. When Baytown s two mighty football machines Roll onto the Field for the first skirmish in a Long agonizing Battle for top ratings it will be curtains for watergate and All other Juicy Little scan dals that steal headlines and dance heavily on television screens. You can find a lot of negative thinking about watergate but precious Little about Baytown s football fortunes. No partisan fan would Ever permit his mind to dwell upon the possibility that his team might lose. It s that winning spirit that galvanized the Gan Ders and the rangers to awesome feats of school boy glory on the Gridiron and so electrified the supporting cast of thou Sands who even forget about the inevitability of death and taxes while their favorite teams Are fighting for the right. While zealous and jealous coaches Are whipping their human machines into computerized robots remembering Only the com Mand kill kill feisty sportswriters Stea Dily Peck out reams of priceless prose on which winning teams. The publisher has warned us that a serious newsprint shortage is developing in the publish ing Industry and has urged that precautions be taken to conserve the precious material on which the changing for tunes of the Baytown Brand of football Are re corded. If it should come to a daily allocation of news print to conserve the Sun s Supply it is unthinkable that sports pages would feel the Pinch. It is my considered opinion that if worst should come to worst after sept. 7 the Edito rial Page with its gems of Wisdom will be first to feel the publisher s scythe. No Man is Brave enough to expunge from the printed record the historic achievements of Goose Creek football stalwarts. Try to envision if you can the Sun s failure either by design or exigencies of the times to fail to record the out come of the Gander ran Ger classic it would be like historians failing to record the awful spectacle of Custer s stand or the devastation at Nagasaki. Heaven forbid late news Cork Ireland a two britons trapped since wednesday in a midget sub Marine feet below the Atlantic and Down to their final air supplies were hauled to the surface today and transferred safely to their Mother ship. Both men look As if they Are fit enough to play foot Ball and they Send their love to their the Mother ship Vickers voyager radioed. The message capped three Days of alternating despair and optimism in a race against the clock to save the men Roger Mallinson who observed his 35th birthday in the sub Friday and Roger Chapman 28. Jaycee rest Stop Mike Hedges. Baytown Jaycee. Serves refreshments to Susan Bryer of Houston and her travelling companion a Young named Jaycee on the spot. The spot is the Jaycee labor Day rest Stop on interstate 10 near four Corners. Compared with 14 cities Baytown City tax level on Homes said favourable it is cheaper tax Wise to own a Home in Baytown than in Many other cities in Texas. Tax assessor collector 0. M. Coe has made a Survey of 14 other cities obtaining data on City tax rates and assessment ratios. With Baytown s is .35 tax rate and assessment ratio of 50 per cent of the fair Market value the owner of a Home pays annual City taxes of s135. The owner of a Home in port Arthur pays annual City taxes of s190, the highest in the Survey. Eight cities were higher and six lower than Bay own in the Survey on City taxes. On the lowest rung of the City tax ladder is where the owner of a Home among these cities the heavier populated Lubbock has the highest assessed value according to 1972-73 tax Roll Fig ures. Lubbock s is 5651 million. Lowest in the Survey is Denton. Pays 3103.60 annual taxes a much smaller City with an others lower than Bay Toiven Are iss3 million assessed value of Irving. Arlington. S104 property. Lubbock uses a 60 Garland. Tyler. Cent ratio of True Market grand Prairie. Value for assessment while besides port Arthur those Mentor. Bases its assessed higher than Baytown include values on 40 per cent. Lubbock. S154 Wichita fails. Irvine and Arlington both Abilene. S166 60 per cent ratios have s144 Richardson. Values at Toria Den on. Si3r. Bay tonian in France for year of study she attended school hero and Joann Nichols a 1973 Grad uate of Robert e. Lee High school will be studying in Lille. France this year under the americans abroad pro Gram of american Field serv ice. Daughter of or. And mrs. C. V. Nichols of 410 Azalea Joann left Baytown aug. 21 and arrived in Lille after spending to Days in Nev York and a week in Brussels. Belgium for orientation. She will be staying with the lean Rose family in Lille. School begins sept. 15 and con Ines until july 1974. Joann s 7rench family includes a brother Stephane. 5. And a Sis Ter Christian. 12. She has two real Sisters in Baytown Anita 19. And Ola Jean. 22. Both of whom attend Lee col lege. Her father is employed at Arco refinery in Channelview. Joann said she became interested in studying abroad when she joined the ass club at Rel in her freshman year last year her family hosted Heather Donaldson an ass student from Australia while and million respectively. Garland which uses 50 per cent like Baytown s ratio has i an assessed value of million. I Bay own s assessed value of will climb to million on the 1973-74 is Roll Jan increase of five per cent. N i r Garland showed the greatest of growth in value Ith a 24 per cent jump in 1972 next Highes was Mesquite. B per cent increase. Both Bay and increased Eich per cent in property t values in 1972-73. Denton s ans abroad program Anc to k b values remained the same and port Arthur s grew by one per Joann s interest in the Eram grew. Last october she applied the adult ass chapter Here for i study Oversea at the minute this summer there cancellation in the am her Graulty she said was linking Vinter clothes in summer for he trip. After studying French two in High school. Joann says she thinks she will be Able o communicate Well enough to get along in France. However she expects to enlarge her vocabulary considerably she is there. A member of the Rel swim team and lifeguard at Wood Pool. Joann is looking Forward to going to the French Riviera for a swim in the Mediterranean sea. She also wants to show her French family How to build an american Snow Man. The climate in Lille she said is wet. Rainy and cold Winter. To Ann Nichol a

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