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Freeport, Texas
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Tuesday, June 18, 1957
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THE PAOT8 VAGU* AGREE M ENTS INTERPRETED TO AID DIPLOMATIC MANEUVERS A y*M*f American soldier, William 8. CHwwd, who was ordered handed •»v«r tt> the Japanese for trial. on a fiwrwiavighter charge, i« still under U. 8. military juri»diction and may yet eteap* trial in one of Japan's criminal cavort* _ thanks to the effort^ of two attorneys retained fcy Girard's family. Upon petition of the attorneys, Federal Judge Joseph C. McGarraghy signed an order directing that Girard "not be delivered to custody or control of any foreign government or power" pending further hearings next week on application for a , Writ of habeas corpus. Girard's attorneys) Earl J. Carroll of New York and Dayton M. Harrington of Washington, requested an immediate order requiring that Girard W brought home from Japan but Judge Garraghy rejected their request. Actually, the judge's order directed the U. S. Government and the army specifically to show cause why Girard should not be returned to this couh- Inside Washington ... FIRMS FORESEE E WASHINGTON — Despite the official United States assertion that the embargo on American trade with Fed China will continue, some business interests are quietly anticipating * lifting of the ban in the not distant future. Steamship companies, particularly, are making hush-hush preparations for a possible return to the days when American liners and tramp ships could be counted by the dozen along the Shanghai waterfront. Ine company, on its map of routes, shows the Chinest Communist cities of Shanghai, Tbingtao and Dairen as ports of call but notes that service has been "temporarily suspended because of unsettled international conditions." Though little is said about it, American business contacts with Chinese firms also are bang kept alive via the ministrations of British commercial agents or those of other nationalities. * * » » • H-BOMB TESTS—The first public resc- tion to President Eisenhower's statements that he favors a total ban on H-bomb test* w«s ont o< brighter hope for world disarmament. However, there actually was no change in th.> situation and the matter remains as it has been for many months. Mr. Elsenhower told his news conference that he would like to see such a ban clamped on the testing of H-bombs but he said that this definitely would have to be hinged to * world disarmament agreement that such wtapons also would not be used in warfare. Such an agreement, he emphasized, also would have to be protected by inspection. This has been his constant position. The Russians say, too, thit they would like to see the experiments halted. However, there they stop. They don't go for the inspection plan. Thus, there is nothing to nise try for trial before a military court martial. The soldier, 21, is charged with causing the death Jan. 30 of a Japanese woman who was scavenging or a military firing range. He hafi denied the' allegation in a Japanese in dictment that he enticed the womai collecting shells to her death, and saic the fatal shooting was a "complete accident." Certainly, the circumstances surrounding the death of this civilian on a military reservation should have been thoroughly investigated, both by "U. S. military officials and by Japanese authorities, but there is grave doubt that the Japanese government can properly claim jurisdiction in the C3S6 " ' f^* We are told that the Status of Forces agreement between our government and foreign governments where American troops are stationed, gives a foreign government the right to try an American soldier in its courts for any offense not committed on a ND TO EMBARGO hopes for an H-bomb te«t ban. • * • * • NIXON'S FUTURE—There are increasing signs in political circles in Washington that more opposition may develop to Vice President Richard M. Nixon as the Republican piesidential candidate in 1960 than had been expected. Nixon himself has remained silent but in thz background are a significant number of "trial balloon" reports suggesting other public figures who might be good men to head the Republican ticket. Among those mentioned in the latest rumors arc Presidential Assistant Sherman Adams and Gen. Alfred M. Gruenther, president o£ the American Red Cross. Neither actually has' more than a long-shot chance. However, while the potential candidates discussed don't have any really strong barking, the reports do indicate that many Republicans are looking around for someone other than Nixon. Senate GOP Leader William F. Knowland of California is considered the most active threat to Nixon's future now. He can count on the full support of the "Old Guard" and thai gives him a good start. * • • * • I ARM IHUE—You can look for another heated fight on Capitol Hill next year over the merits and disadvantages of the flexible piiee support program for farm commodities. Agriculture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson las served notice that he intends to fight for keeping the flexible program. However, h« dots not feel that Congress should give him more discretionary authority to set supports. Benson's opponents say that his request for tb« additional authority is an admission that the flexible theory hasn't worked. The r«*ui may be a complete overhauling of .the firm laws next year. mlitary reservation. The place •wjhere the Japanese woman was killed is said to be a military reservation — a firing range. But the Japanese — army officials and Uwyerg — are arguing that since both Japanese and American troops used the reservation that it i« not a military reservation in that S«rtM. Therefore, the Japanese are contending they have a right to try the soldier. President Eisenhower at first directed that the soldier be tried by a U. S. military court martUl, then was pressued into changing his mind by Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, Who argued that American prestige in Asia was at stake. Personally, we don't care whose prestige is at stake. We don't believe in making a "sacrificial Iamb" of in American soldier to appease the Japanese or anybody else. And we thirtk further thai President Eisenhower erred in reversing his original ruling, regardless of what may have prompted it. YOICKS! This soldier wfts drafted against his will, aent to a foreign post against his will and deprived of his constitutional right of trial by jury for a capital offense. Now the powers that be would subject him to a foreign trial where, gulty or not, he is almost certain to be convicted because the Japanese people are demanding it. The Status of Forces agreement was negotiated by a group of military careerists representing all nations concerned (those where American troops are stationed), apparently without forethought of its consequences in cases such ai the one we now face. Nobody disputes the fact that solders should obey the civil laws of their own and other countries, but the line of demarcation should be unmistakably defined. When should civilian authority exercise the right to try a soldier? When should he be tried by military court martial? Under the Status of Forces agreement, this authority is too vaguely defined. Roads Of Progress ... On The Side... TIBET HUSBANDS DO HOUSEWORK DRUGS ARE NO CURE FOR ANXIETY •y E. V. DUULING My lore has sworn with »?aling kiss With ro« to live — to die I have at last my nameless bliss As I lov« — loved am I. —Charlotte Bront* It used to be the employe* who worried about holding his job. Now the employer is worrying about holding the employee. Recent report* indicate that in the United States six tithe* at many peopl* ar«. quitting jobs as I •re fired. In the business world the mart difficult employees to hold ar* executives' secretaries. Perhaps our Horse* and Women Department should issue • pamphlet of Helpful I Mints atl«4l "How To Keep] • Secretory !t»p»/. w ASKIMO Quwta* trosa Clients: Q. Has theie ever been a celebrated love affair between a tall woman and * abort man? A. Lady Hamilton was tall and Lord Nelson wai short. Q. Are >ou familiar with a song titled "Teaching McPadden T* Dance'" A. No. or. However, I know the one titled "Casey Would Walt* With A Strawberry Blonde." Q. What major leagu* ballplayer waj nicknamed "Baby Doll?" A. That was "Baby Doll" Ja- eobsoa. H* played the outfield for the St. lyOuia Browns. THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS Friday *ft«rnocui fck vicw I'u6iiiih«i«. Jnc PUBLISHER JC011OB AMONG THE MAMtlED Polyandry Is practiced in Tibet. Som* Tibetan women have ai many a* five hu*- bands. The husbands do all the housework. However, it Is a feast or a ramln* as regards husbands in Tibet. On* out of every three males in that country Is in a monastery. So the beautiful women get five husbands, as polygamy Is also practiced, most of the rest of the girls have to share one husband. Some of them have only a one-tenth share in a husband. HORSES AND WOMEN Women who switch from brunette to blonde hair coloring are usually of a gen. erally changeable nature. The percentage of divorce among such women is much higher than the average. Their inclination to chang* husbands is great. BEST PERFORMANCE What do you rate the best stage performance you ever saw? The distinguished drama critic, Percy Hammond, once stated that in bis 40 years as a playgoer the best performance he had seen was Henry Hull as Jeeter Letter in Tobacco Road." I think the b**t legitimate stage performance I have s««n was that of Jeanne Eagles as Sadie Thompson in "Rain." By DELOS SMITH United Press ScUnc* Editor NEW YORK — W) — Some husbands of women who are on their ways toward becoming mothers, are nauseated at the sight of breakfast even though their wive* may b« delighted to sec the orange juice arid eggs. Dr. Marc J. Musser, psychiatrist of Madison, Wise., cited this u a convincing and dramatic example of not only excessive anxiety but of misplaced and highly inappropriate anxiety. Lecturing a medical audience, he was engaged in an increasingly common psychiatric endeavor these days—trying to convince other and non-psychiatric physicians that happiness pills are no true answer for anxiety. "Attractive" as they are, they hold anxiety in check, whether it is excessive or normal. They don't cure excessive anxiety. Prolonged and difficult as it is, only psychotherapy can cure excessive anxiety, ha said. On Increase There's a lot of excessive, misplaced anxiety loos* In the land—and It seem* to be increasing. It is • situation to which every physician of whatever specialty must face up and deal with eff«ctlveljr. "Anxiety is, to som* extent, a factor In almost every !lln«ts and may significantly influence 1U course and outcome," he continued. "The major feature of all psycho-neurotic disorders, regardless of whether they are manifested physically or as disturbances of bodily function, Is excessive and sustained anxiety. "An increasing amount ot evidence exists to Indicate that anxiety may play a causative role In a large number of specific diseases, some of which, such as essential hypertension, petrlc ulcer, ulceratlve colitis, hyperthyroldUm and angina, pectori may be disabling, and life-threatening." That's what physicians must fac* up to, while keeping in mind that "there is a certain range of anxiety which is an entirely normal reaction to var- Try and Stop Me -By BENNETT CIRF- Pub!t*h»d Mor.daj thro KT«#porl, T«»aB, by JAlfES S. NABOHS, JK GLENN HEATH Kuneth ft. DkbUuota ............ Adteituiac Uiivctor GcoiRt B«tcaui .................... A<Jy«rlui&« U.r.aaor Uotiit FftMtnua ....................... Ut-«Ji*Aic«l bupi. *«I H.nJru ...................... UtcO»lioo Uiat-jti Sob«rta Dauby ............................ Nu«* £cliu*r BUI VOturiW ............................ !>K,rU JUiUr B*rnic« Eldot .......................... Oltli* M.oagir BUBSCWPTION RATVCS By earriw — -$l.6t p«r I»ORU>, 11206 p«r >car. By miU la Hjueri* Cou«> •- Si.lri) i.t uoath, tll.u« >«r fm*r OuUtd. BfMQrf* tx*uiit7 — Ottfc y*<i SU 00. toe •BtmUij $7.04, 6bfM months 13.^0. All mul 3ub^m.uoct p*rAbl« ia ftdviaM. Bnlerad M ueood oiu« mittu Haicb 31, lii.. .-. tie 1m**, tot OJttM, unit.- tti i«i oi Ccu- Ibrob *. m«. rORGOTTEM MAN Among the inventors to whom the feminine portion of the population owe a vote of thanks is Solomon Goldberg. He invented the crinkled hairpin. Before that all hairpin* were straignt and difficult to keep in the hair. The crinkled hairpin cured that diicouraginK situation. Goldberg is reported to have made a fortune from this simple invention. BRIEFLY In Maryland, it is illegal for a wife to go through her husband's pockets. Remember that, lady, if you live in Baltimore . . . New York is the noisiest city in lh« world. Paris is a close second. London is third. New York registers 100 decibels (measure of »ound>. Fans, 80 decibels. Ijwion 60 decibels. CTUART CHASE has » neighbor whoa* garden was mined tJ last summer becau** of a scarcity of rain. "We did everything possible to provoke a storm," be oomplainad. "J.-ft out the tennis rackets, washed th* car regularly, planned picnics for th* weekends and invited guests from a hundred miles away —and would you believe it, in spite of ail that, th* darn sun went on shining without a cloud in th* sky!" • • • Well - publicised dUfcntictt of oploioa auwag political ' party nabobs manly carry on a tradition, tsptclally tjnaag Democrats who acem to dot* oa throwing brickbats at eacb pthw. Tb« famous Mr. Dooley put it this way, "Whe» y« a** two *"*B with white n«cku*s go Into a stbrett car an' set In oppodt* eonur* while out mutter* 'thraitor' an' th' othtr blue* 'mlacraeat,' y* cut fsl u*> » two DiinmycraUc Iu4«r» thryln' to twuut* tb 1 ol' fatt#£ lou» life-threatening situations, and an essential as«et for the protection and survival of the organism. Ha* Devastating Effect* "Morbid anxiety, however, ha* a much more complex significance. It Is a stat* of excessive, frequently Inappropriate, and sustained anxiety which has undesirable and often devastating effects upon the mental and phyilcal health of the individual." "In the majority of Instance-,, It is the result of an unresolved conflict which arises sometime during a person's life. In som* cases, the conflict exists at a conscious level and can be defined by the patient. More often, because of Its un- pleatant and threatening nature, and the existence of elements not acceptable to the individual's concept of himself, the conflict has been repressed into the unconscious." Psychotherapy can — though often only after much effort— resolve the conflict, and that Is the only cure. Fnychiatrists can't handle all this work, and prospective work—there aren't enough psychiatrists. General practitioners and In ternists mugt learn to 3pv>ly psychotherapy — that is their "responsibility" because of "the apparent increase of emotionally Induced illnesses." Looking Back IT HAPPENED JUNE 11... i Y*«rs Ago T. M. Smith, former Brazoria County Chamber ot Commerce president *Md real estate dealer, became the first landownei to provide necessary righuof- way for the new Surfside Bridge road. \ 10 Y*ais Ago The Jones Creek 4-H Club met at th* home of Quids Spencer in Jones Creek. Refreshment* were > served to Rita Lufco, a visitor, Betty Ruth Watts, Sylvia Badders, Mi«s Elliott and Quid* Si*ncer. Foreign News Comment... MANY PREDICT JKIGN Of TERROR 'N SYRIA By CHAHLES M. McCAMN UP Sia'l Correspondent United Press correspondents around the world look a Head at the news that will make the headlines. Syria S«elhing Middle Kastern diplomats predict a rolgn of terror in Syria any day now. Opposition to the pro-Russia, pro-BHypUjn government is intensifying. The diplomats look for the kidnap- ing and possibly the assassination of some high conservative leaders. Dim Vi»w Military chiefs in Washington tnke a dim view ot Ihe talk about suspension of nuclear weapons tests. Inside 1 informants say they arc ready to launch a high-octane "kccp-up-tlte-tc.ils" campaign if there is any move to suspend them for political reasons without an air-tight inspection system. Military men say the test* a're urgently needed to keep nuclear warhead design abreast of missile developments. Emply SaddleK It's rumored in London that Prime Minister Harold Mnc- millan may have to postpone the big conference of British Commonwealth premiers set for June 26. The reason: Half the premiers may not he able to attend. New Envoy Norwegian source;-, list Foreign Minister Halvard M. lange as a top contender for the post of Norwegian ambassador to Washington. He would succeed Wllhelm Munthe Ho Morgenstlerne, dean of Ihe diplomatic corps, who is to retire Nov. 6 on his 70th birthday. On Th* Spot Vice President Kichnrd M. Nixon may be put on the spot it any attempt is mads to keep Ihe civil rights bill, which the House is expected to approve this evening, from going to tho Senate Judiciary Committee where It rould he bottled up. The Senate's own version has been slalled in the committee (or months. With conflicting precedents to Rulde them, Nixon may IIRVC to decide whether to route the hill to committee —thp usual procedure—or put it on the Senate calendar for action. Normally, bills are put on the calendar after approval by committees. Sporli Outlook Hnsrbail players complain about the reserve clause which hinds them to their clubs. But their spokesmen — Bob Feller. Robin HoberU, Eddie Yor,t and others—will testify in favor of the clause during the congressional anti - monopoly hearings which begin today in Washington. They agree wilh the owners that ihe traditional structure of baseball would ba upset if the clause were abolished. National Report... U.S. ASKED TO ADJUST TO STATUS OF ENEMY By LYLE C. WILSON WASHINGTON — Peace makes strange bedfellows, too, just as politics docs. Perhaps that explains some of the misnndcrslanciinns and resentment in the Unitocl States about the plight of Specialist 3C William S. Girard, It is popsiWe, also, that U. S. citizens have not been able to adjust themslvos to the rapidly shifting objectives of American foreign policy. Most Americans now alive adjusted themsolccs a very few years ac;o to forei-jn policy objectives which basically were these: — Kill Germane; drslioy their homes and their industry. —Ditto for tha Japanese. United States, forittn pnlicv now is based oh two considerations of fact which it would have been almost treasonable to suggest during war time. The facts are those: —Germany now Is the free nations' anchor man in the West against Communism. —Japan ditto in thn Knst. Midwest Farm Boy Such considerations ot fact as these hsve led to some events which scarcely could have been foreseen or credited if they had teen r.uuficstcd a few short years ago. For example: Girard, a Midwest farm boy, has been handed ovi:r by Ihe U. S. government to be tried by Japanese courts on charges of shooting and killing a Jap. anese woman on a U. S. tarnet range in Japan. This has caused resentment in the United States. U. S. officials are aware thru failure to turn Girard over for Japanese trial would cause even greater resentment in Japan. This situation caused Sen. George Sr.iathers (D-Fla.1 to say a fow days aco that the United S'.ates is proceeding on > course of "mass appeare- nent" of the Japanese people — and others — in making the status of forces agreements with foreign nations. There agreements provide for the trlfil of American rril- ilary personnel by local courts for offenses committed wh : 'e not in the performance of duty. The other side of the anru- mcnt is provided by the Formosa incident in wlilch Chinese rioters sacked the U. S. Embassy. The riot took place after a V. S. military court tried an American soldier on charges of shooting a Chinese pecpinK torn. Tho r.okiier was cleared and released. Focuiei Attention However that may be, the Girard incident has focused the attention of American rlt- iz*ns nn their changed relations with the late enemy. The change is not only in trm East. The Western enemy's role o( friend and ally against the Kremlin lone since was forma'izcd bv . admission of West Germany to membership in tlie North Atlantic Treaty Ortfani/Ttion. American officials over the years had been preparing public opinion in the United States for something like that. President Eisenhower visited Gernany in 1B51 as tha supreme commander of Atlantic defenses. It WE.-, a Rood will visit during which Kisenhower told ths Germans "bygones are by. gunes" so far n.-i World War II •tniniiy was concerned. lie said the Gennrms rouM become equal partners with tlio West nnd that he riid not oiu'.stion the "honor" ot most Germans s^uinst whom h. - fnu-'ht. The partnership has he^omt stendih' more sivuie, so firmly established by now thrt thff nominations on Feb. 7 of thii year of Germin Lt, Gen. Hans Spuidel to be commander rf NATO ground (oiccs in Central Europe caused, h.irrlly • ripple In the United -States. DAILY CROSSWORD ALHOSH 1. Girl's nam« 1 Hawthorn berries 9. Savor 10 City (Neb) 12. Hmldi M M.ituitd 15. High, craggy lull 16. Pronoun 17. Scorch IS. Cantllenut Ittr 19. Bother 21 International lanju ige 22. Verdi opera S3. Wreath III I I 2«. Com | Fr ) 27. Brief 20. Kirjpi laUng) 30 Gaelic • 32. Ovi'rht»d 3.1 Continent 34 Fart of a cheer 37. Layer 39 From 40 The yellow hu^l« 41 Weird (var.) 42. Juurru-y 44. Deadly t'arrot 43 Nimble 47 Inspatch, 4*. Pucta DOWN 1 Billiard shot 2 Musical drama, 3. Kahulouj bird 4. Tricks 5 Exrla- nialion 6. Accumulate 7. Salary 8 Clipper of sheep 9 Bn.,tU- 11. !>cxtrrous 13 Ornamental knub 20 Aromatic tr« 22 Indtnmte article Tnl»4«r'« *»*••« iHlll .15 Verifies Jti Stop 38 New York canal 43. Malt Uv«rag* 45 South Dakota (abbr )

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