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Galveston News (Newspaper) - January 8, 1967, Galveston, Texas Leisure forecast boating Small Craft warnings Are displayed. North and Northeast winds 15 to 25 m p h. Today diminishing to 8 to 18 m p h tonight and monday. Water expected to be Choppy to rough through monday. Vol. 125, no. 247 the Galveston news Galveston s prize winning Hometown daily Texas first newspaper established in 1842 member the associated press Galveston Texas sunday january 8, 1967 a wire photo so Vico single copy 15cfaa kills All Hope for new Galveston Golf course by John Davis staff writer Galveston a plans for a new championship Golf course Are dead they wore shot Down by the Federal aviation Agency and delighting of the runways at schole s Field May become a subsequent casualty. Thu Airport commission receded a letter Friday from the Faa informing them that the land now used lop the East West runway could not he Eon i t of into Golf Cour Etc land because of Quot protests and project of use Quot this Means that the East West runway which was slated to become a taxiway must remain open. According to the Cralle report a study made of the Airport last year the Eastern 2.500 feet of the runway should he abandoned and the remaining 3.500 feet used for a taxiway. This report was the basis of a $67,000 Grant made to the Airport by the Faa last month. However the Faa has now ruled that the runway must stay open this makes the legality of the use of the Grant Money questionable. For this reason the Airport commission has not made Public the letter from the Faa. Or. M l. Ross oily councilman and member of the Golf study committee said thai Noil her he nor the other committee members will tight the new ruling. Also he said a we want to make it Clear that we have no arguments and never have had with the protestors. We said All along that we would listen to the rut. Ross said in his opinion use of the Grant to Light the runway cannot be lighted As would be illegal the East West runway cannot be lighted As a taxiway because the Faa has ruled that it must remain a runway. At the same time it cannot be lighted As a runway because the application for the Grant listed it As a taxiway. Also. The Grant was obtained on the basis that the runways East 2.500 feet would be abandoned now the Faa has forbidden that abandonment. Whether or not a new Golf course plan can he evolved is up to the City Council Ross said he said the committee will go the the Council next week and ask what action should now be taken. Ross noted however that there is land available on the West Side of the Airport. A a maybe it can be used a he said. Ross plan called for the construction of a new championship course to he financed through a Bond Issue. The Bonds would he paid off through the Sale of the old course at 61st Street and seawall Boulevard. This plan had the added attraction of putting a Large tract of City owned land on the tax Rolls. Bonds which financed the old course will be paid off by duly i. Only $3.mx is now owed on them. Ross had hoped to announce the construction of the new course at the same time Bonds for the old one were burned of a course it planned for the West Side of the Airport the plan will again have to face the illogic of the Faa this Agency gave approval to the Golf course plan several times before doing an abrupt about face and turning it Down when the plans were first drawn up. They were taken to the Faa office in Houston where officials of the Agency said they could approve if several Small changes were made. See Faa shoots Page a water pollution Battle is praised state sen. A. R Schwartz of Galveston is giving h i s Quot wholehearted support to gov John Connally recommendation for a five county a Aview my authority to enforce water pollution controls in the fish Rich 520-Square mile Galveston Bay Schwartz said the plan announced Friday by the governor will make Galveston Bay almost a Pilot project in the anti jux dilution Battle. He added that although he supported the concept a we still j have to debate the recommendations for needed leg is i at Ion. The committee has been holding hearings All across the state since the last session he said. Rep. De h Arris of Galveston said saturday he had not heard or read anything about the proposed study group he had no comment on the plans since he knew nothing ticket sales deadline be staff photo by Linda Johnston blink to try Groin Galveston firemen fought unsuccessfully for three and one half hours to save the Home of Gordon Pean at 2709 nine mile Road Friday night by the time firemen made the run Well outside the City limits the fire was Well started. Fire Marshall John p. Heffer Nan had no estimate of the loss by saturday. The flames were fanned by brisk North winds. Most dangerous in history Dickinson fighting Blaze Dickinson a a Man with a can of gasoline May have set fhe most dangerous fire in Dickinson history saturday night. The fire reached to within 25 feet of houses along Sunset drive and within too Yards of other Homes along Rodeo pen Road there were other fires in addition to the big Brush and tree tire in the area bounded by Sunset drive Rodeo pen Road and Avenue j. Andy Anderson chief of the Dickinson Volunteer fire the weather Galveston and Vicinity considerable cloudiness and cold today becoming partly Cloudy tonight a n d monday warmer monday. High today 16 on the Island 48 on the Mainland. Department said the last of the fires was under control at to so . F. F. Sneigr of league City. Who was in Dickinson to Check on horses he owns told Deputy sheriff Carl Phillips that he i saw a Man set a fire in Avenue j area a using a of Sneigr told Deputy Phillips he saw the Man splash the gasoline Sot the grass fire near Avenue .1 then run Hack into the pasture parallel to Avenue the discount Auto parts co on Highway 3 in Dickinson two units of the league City fire department put that one out chief Anderson said five units of i or Dickinson cd w Ere used to protect the to houses directly in front of the fire which was the j marching toward Pine tree and can j was fanned by a North wind. There was Only one injury a fireman was caught in harmed wire As his fire truck ran i through a Fence. He was dragged several feet. Mrs Sneigr who accompanied her husband to Dickinson said she feels the fire along Avenue deputies Vevie investigating j j guns Road must have the report late saturday hut Quot one minute there had not yet made an Airest. J was no fire it was dark then chief Anderson said he fire just blazed up a suspected some of the tues chief Anderson did not Rule battled by firemen saturday our possibility that All the firemen were hampered let erase fire trucks could t he driven Back into the Brush we re the fire was blazing and had to fight it on the fringes. Women and children in the mile Square area were standing in the streets watching the life and death Battle in Progress i pm a Lon men in the families joined Volunteer firemen in the1 scattered Pine Trees to help fight j the fire. One weary fireman on the scene said Quot the real danger is if the fire Ever gets in the tops of the those Pine Trees. Quot if it does we might As Well j go Home if we have a Home to go the state senator said he is not ready to comment on any particular Points of the governor s plan since to has not had time to study it in full. Connally a proposal to the 60th i legislature was released simultaneously with the i announcement of a three year $2 9 million study of Tho Bay the spawning and Nursery grounds for 80 per cent of the j fish in the Gulf of Mexico along the Texas coast. State rep. It Ean Neugent of Dickinson said he was not aware gov. Connally a plans had been announced hut he knew they were us it Eomme because he was la member of the legislative interim committee on water Neil gent said he was not familiar with the details on plans for an authority hut said Quot this is what we need several j counties to create some sort of authority and set up a Model pollution control program he said the interim committee composed of to men j will make a report to the i legislature in the next few night May have been the result of pranks hut at least one definitely was the result of a family burning garbage. There was also a fire reported of electrical origin of adding Patsy showers says there s no use for housewives to Cook today just take Over to the sacred heart cafeteria Between la a in and 3 p in where the seniors o f dominican High school Are serving a Spaghetti dinner with All tile trimmings to raise Money for their class trip in the Spring ordet s to take Home can lie arranged or. And mrs Lawrence Granger and son Monta Are still ecstasy Over their Christmas eve present another Little boy named a1 arc is Alan. Grandpa nits Are or. And mrs. La w r enc i or no r or. Arum my. My mrs. E. X pm Rhio. Mrs. I Vav Porretto or a a new Blue station Wagon a to d has already b r o k e n it in by taking a trip us Mexico seventh three years Yourn mrs. Alice Knowlton til Ink no ail who helped in her drive to collect 70 pairs of House shoes for the patients a i s. Public health service Hospital Parade Harles Wayne Tibbs has taken off to join the air Force and wife Joan will wait for him with her parents or. And mrs. O. It. Allen of la Marque. Helen Loomis. Chris Vogelpohl and Patsy marinos have been working like mad bul the fruits of their labor will he proven today when the greek ladies Philo pothos society puts on its annual Van Ilopitan dinner at the greek Community Center beginning at noon it s hound to to food fit for the gods hut us humans can enjoy it too e. I and Mabel Mcclure Are announcing the Uriv a1 of Llu Niort a Darling pekingese Pup that has taken the House Over Velma Bradshaw is knitting just beautifully at St Mary s Hospital after surgery today a birthday kid is mrs. Al Drey Reali and celebrating tomorrow will he Joe Eib and and Biel Wall also or the getting better list at St Mary s is mrs. L. A. Neumann by Terry Macleod fires were accidental in origin one observer on the scene said Quot sirens wailed continuously for two hours it was like some kind of air raid or i nits of the league City fire department were on hand in Force to help Battle the Blaze and for a time the fire was not under control. Last monday Hie Dickinson fire department battled to grass fires and two residential fires causal by tinder dry conditions and Low humidity. Many of the fires were caused of hand a fire department spokesman said at the time at 9 40 p the fire was reported in the Sunset drive and Oak hollow area and late in the rats Road Vicinity. Caw american Oil agree on pact Oil chemical and atomic workers Faical 4-449 and american Oil co and Amoco chemicals came to an agreement on a two year contract late saturday night. Earlier Story Page a the contract negotiations were going on at the Galvez hotel the new contract Calls for a 14-Ccnt general wage increase retroactively effective Jan i. And another 4 per cent general wage increase effective Jan i i Ixia it provides for Job Security including a Union right to termination of that part of the contract. Another Section on maintenance of rates includes a minimum of 18 weeks at current p a v for any permanently classified employee who is demoted. The minimum increases with length of service. It also in Quot Lud a a to and 20-cent shift differential. The new contract runs until Dei 31, 1968. According to Guy l. Honeycutt Texas City Plant manager it is still subject to verification by Union members ticket Sale deadline for the annual Galveston chamber of Commerce banquet with Paul Harvey As speaker will in at noon monday. The banquet will in monday night. Tickets May tie bought at the chamber office 315 Tremont. Ticket sales As of the end of the week were refuted to running far ahead of last year s and chamber officials said they sex Jet ted a sell out crowd for the banquet. The american broadcasting co news commentator will arrive in Galveston monday afternoon. He will leave tuesday after making his 7 45 a in and noon broadcasts from the Island. Andrew Mon sour will to inst Aller at Tho banquet for his second term As president of the chamber other officers Are w a Mike Furbush first vice president David Feinman m and vice president and Neil Nathan treasurer. Monsour also will announce six divisional vice presidents at the banquet to few it held in the i Moody civic Center it will get under Way with a cocktail party at 6 i . Early Bird serving will Start at 7 p in the Ball High school band. Under direction of John Shipp will play concert music during the dinner. Decorations for Tho banquet Are being done by the Galveston Garden club the menu includes roast Hoof Ami Turkey. Banquet chairman is Jack Hamilton. Owner of Alert advertising Steve Cowan vice president and general manager of pkg by will introduce the Ker Harvey will make his i he Island broadcasts from two islam pkg by studios. Harve y was voted Quot commentator of the a ear in pxi2 and and Mon of the year in 1963 in a poll taken by new York s radio television daily of More than it critics across the country. He holds seven honorary gha seeking new funds Paul Harvey. Banquet speaker doctorate degrees four Gold medals from the freedoms foundation at Valley forge and number ers veterans and american legion citations including the k Xis fourth estate award and the first annual colonial a in e r in a n award in i tax his Home state. Oklahoma elected him to its Hall of Fame in 1955 and the entering of 42 of his broadcasts into the congressional record has set an All time High Harvey was in High school when he ire Gan announcing at by x in Tulsa and he continued see ticket Page a about them but did say k sounded like Quot another study and he did not know any panel or committee that combated pollution. Quot meanwhile our water becomes More polluted and our fish die a he said. Quot we Are spending time studying the water while the House Burns Down a David Fem Man president of sea Isle and a spokesman for the West Galveston Island ars nation said Quot i have not had a Chance to study the program. The West Galveston Island association is Happy that the governor has officially recognized our problem we will be Hajj pm to work with them in any Way they see fit and am looking Forward to seeing More details of the plan Quot Hitchcock mayor Marvin Briggs said he would favor such an authority if it was made up of local people. Quot i Ani for local government and take Fie stand that local people should he Able to decide i what is pm it dilution and what is not pollution in our area not someone from Austin Quot mayor j Briggs said. The governor said he hoped the authority and study running on parallel time schedules would be a forerunner for handling water pollution problems throughout the state including the Houston ship Channel. The proposed Houston Galveston Bay water Quality authority clothed with the necessary Powers to effect mgt a Lugiori control under the criteria and standards established by the Texas water Pon Mion control boards a would include Harris Liberty Chambers Brazoria and Galveston counties it would have the Power to Levy and collect taxes on a local option basis to construct and operate waste treatment facilities and to set up annual fees based Union How much and what kind of waste is discharged by municipalities and industries see Baa Page a col. John i Herferth District Engineer for the corps of engineers has taken Issue with criticism of the corps alleging too Little work on pollution control. Page 2a. The Galveston housing authority has asked for financing for 200 housing units under the lease supplement program of the department of mousing and Urban development officials of the authority Are in the process now of Joseph n Anrrich executive director said final approval of Hie program is still far away and they Are far from ready to la Gin leasing the houses would or Lea and on a full time basis whether they were occupied or not each completing a 19-Page application unit must come up to the for Money to finance the program locally. Under the program the housing authority would lease dwelling units in the City and rent them to Low income Familia at reduced Cost. Minimum housing standards of the City the housing authority Board enlisted the Aid of the real estate Hoard in determining How Many units were needed the study began after the City Council approved the Progi am for to ii in est on Androh said it would fax another two we eks before the final application could a vent to the housing assistance administration in fort Worth from there it will have to go through Hud channels in Washington before approval is obtained and the Money available. Quot As i said a a n d r i c h commented Quot nothing can be initiated at thus time a the program has the full approval of the real estate Board and the City Council. Andrich said the program will strengthen real estate vain in Galveston by reducing the amount of substandard housing and encouraging landlords to make their property More j attractive. This also provides More i housing for Low income families without taking More land off j the tax Rolls he said since the houses will remain privately of nod Andrich said the program will be open to All races Quot there j can be no in i this a he said. Two researchers at the University of Texas medical Branch have discovered a chemical link Between cancer and leukaemia in mice. But give some interesting statistics on quantities. Page in. The Texas shrimp association ended its convention in Galveston saturday with re election of officers and a varied program from weather to marketing. Page 6h. Comics 13b a ant ads a i in deaths 6.a weather map a editorials 10.a Vav o m a n s news c sports aa-9a business news a v in

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