The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on June 20, 1957 · Page 9
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Freeport, Texas
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Thursday, June 20, 1957
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10 fHJI FACTS Mtorlal ... IARJLY AW NT ION IS DCSIRABLt FOR SCHEDULE OF IMPROVEMENT A littlsJ more than a year ago. th» City of Freeport annexed » large area to the w*st of th« Nsw River. It was annexed b*cau»« th* city limit* at that, timsj had been almott filled in with homes, leaving little room for expansion. Bui then and now this area it ufi- suitabl* for homes, because there is no levee between th« annexed land and th» destructive tides that a hurricane would bring. Because of the danger from hurricanes, it would be difficult to finance homes in this area without levee protection. And besides levee protection, th* city also owes an obligation to those who have already built homes in this area to provide city water and sewer services, and drainage. This is not only an obligation, but a promise made to th* peopl* who were to be annexed at the time of the annexation hsaring in April, 1»S6. For the remainder of 1956 little wa« done. At mid-year the Freeport Planning Board turned over to the city council a list of "minimum necessary improvements" to t h« city, which would include levees, drainage, and other improvements in the portion of Inside Washington ... ADAMS GETTING WASHINGTON _ Som* astute political observer* art convinced thai Pre.«id«n- ti»l Assistant Sherman Adams is being given a shrewd. i\it>H« build-u? toward the 1990 Republic** presidential nomination. Adam* himself flatly and firml.T denies any ambition t» tak* over tht top job in the White Home, where for more than four yean hf has functioned with cool, crisp, concise efficiency a* President Eisenhower's chief of staff. Nevertheless, rumori persist that the former governor of New Hampshire is -Ike's choice a* the next GOP standard-Stj/cer. These factors ar« being taken into consfwration: Mr. Eisenhower has said that Adami ii the 'only man" who really knows what Ike Is trying to do as President and as leader of the "modern" Republican party. In his White House office. Adams has acquired experience and background no o'her possible nominee could hope to match. Significantly, there has been n» indication that Mr. Eisenhower will urge tlie nomination of Vice President Hichard M. Nixon. Adami is being "humanir.ed" in magi- rine stories, television appearances, interviews, and in other w»y« reflecting a skilled, nioel.r co-ordinated public relations campaign. He is just 58 and still of prime "-presi- . dermal" age. * * • » A LAW FOR SPUDS — Th* Senate's only woman member is convinced that Congress jhould pass a law to help housewives get a better deal for their money j n the purcha,«e of potatoes. th« city wtrt of th*> N«w Riv«r. Tht total cost of thes« amounted to about $600,000, and would nav« been financed through bond issue*. For several meetings th« council gave th* appearance of wanting to i'-oid th* problem of improvements altogether. Then finally, tinder th* growing insistence of the planning board chairman, the council agreed to action, talked with a "bond agent, upped the total amount, and appeared to b* on th« initiative. But then the project WM dropped because the council feared that passage of a bond issu* would caus* r«- sentment in the area that wa» then Velasco that could lead to rejection of consolidation. However, consolidation m now t reality, and th* improvements that were proposed a year ago arc still as much needed as they «v*r w«r*. In addition, t,here are similar naeds that have as yet not been explored in th* north area. It is to b* hoped that th* present new council, who in th* two month* sine* they took office have shown themselv*s to b* an aggressive team, will grve early attention to these necessities for future growth. BUILDUP Senator Margaret Ch*M Smith fit), Main*, ii backing a bill to require th* grading; and' labelling of potato** and prevent shipment of ihotc which fall below Grade Two in quality. Sh« report* that per capita consvtnp- tion of fre*h potato** hat been declining steadily for many years. On« reasoei, ah* says, ii that housewive* hav* been misled by inferior potatoes and hav* turned to substitutes. Attractive packaging of high quality p«- tatoei will help the housewif* and th« farmer, sh« contends. • • • • EDUCATION YEARBOOK — The Department of Health, Education and Welfare has come out with the first of a" contemplated annual serin at yearbooks on the broad topk of "Education Around th* World." Th* 3.19-pag* uooK. titled "Education for Better Living," contain* first-hand ae- counu of educational programs rooted in th* cultures of IS different countries and reflecting what lh* department rails a "new dimension in public education." A significant trend noted in th* study is that "education around th* world is moving out of th* classrooms into th* heart of community life, whether th* community be a barrio in the Phihppinw, behind mud walls in Irdia, or a rural villag* i n th* United States." The department plans to take a different and timely theme for study each y«ar and discus* it in terms of specific developments or programs in selected countries. On Th« Side: TWINS MORE LIKELY FOR IRISH •y E. V. BURLING Saw Ethel Merman, the Astoria Nighl- Ingtlp, in "Happy Hunting" the other night. She \\as never better. What Shakespeare said about the "infinite va" • "ip^.. T'Mia io> J|qnop s,io3 « u«U She has been In more j musical hits than any feminine star who has e\ er shown on Broadway. And I don't except Lillian Russell or Anna Held. Why doe* La Merman ^nj such success; Well, she'. 3 ! got rhythm plus. Her enun-i cuuou is superb. Her timing is perfect. Her sense of h >•.' i> e* ceptional. Th* top flight lyricist, tune- Ssriiths and writers know when they hitch their wagon to th. sur yclept Merman, ihal * agon is bound to go places. Irish birth or descent her chances of becoming the mother of twins ar« ?'-at!y increased. SIDELIGHTS One out of «very 10 inhabitants of New York is on relief. Of Puerto Hicans now 'iving in New York City, on. ni every 10 is 'in relief. . . . Th* name of a barnership on {roadway, near J«th St., Manhattan, is 'Anthony's Tonsonal Studios." LOMGIHOT As for longshots, consider Tiie experi- L'nc. of Matthew Robson, a London laborer. H* borrowed two shillings, six pence, th* equivalent of about 3S cents, from his landlady and with it won 75,000 pounds, the equivalent of SZ10.000, in a football pool. And th« money won is tax free. Gambling winnings are not taxed in Great Britain. TWIN* What's Ihg r«:ord weight for t«,in.> , hirih? That's what i Bronx iubicriber askk. Sh« has lust become the mother of twin boy*. On. weighs seven poundi. nine ounce*, and th* other eigiu pound*. Sh« soyi th« people ai the hospital considered Uiu unuf-usl nut did not know th« record. Neither no I Bui am checking. Incidentally, lh* father of these twins it u f |n.,h desieni. More proof of our claim ii,.i if a ,jli I marries d man of THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS Freeport. Ttiu.. dj J\M*t 8. NABOH3. JR HI5ATH .un.n.,1. ln< i«UBr.ISHS,K KI11TOK Sport* 1UBSCHIPT1ON HAIKU tmer*4r-~ $1 6* fref Ir.ijir.h. 1)200 i,*r 7*«r bj m*ii VriMi'i* CtfBntJ II 00 trr n^niM. S12 00 jer ' Ouuid. Qr«JM|ria l.u>.in> Oi,« , e tr (i4DO »i x ttatrit f r««*u«ji . . Rotxrl* •ill Mc . ^^**l. fiat Offic PASSING BY Greer Garioo, titian-treised Irish beauty. Mr favorit* red-haired actress. Gr«er, in common with all bricktopt, cspeciallv inose of Inst) origin, ca n be a little difficult io handle at times. Nexeiihelets, her hus- i-ind, "Buddy'• Kogelion, tt.« tactfvil Texan, nas managed' Io successfully surmont this d«quent obstacle to matrimonial bliss. Mr. r'ugeUon hi» stated that in to doing he found '• e,y helpful our Hones and Women Department pamphlet tilled "How To Handle A Red-Hiiied Woman." Hs also found of jom* a**uUnce me wife training advice in the report on the Mews of the slargaiers titled "Living With A Libra." SH1EFLY Now it 11 said fingerprints tan b* forged. That i«, tht fingerprints of an innocent per»on can b* »piead around th« iicn. of a crime by the giuliy criminals. A frightening situation . . . How long can th* out- sundmg money earning power of a film sur last? Clark Gable and Gary Coopei, both 58 >ear» old, earn moie money than ever. Wuh percen taxes of the gross agreements their take ii om oat film can b* as high >s i40U,Ouo. An fdifor's.. COMMENT On Enforcement Early this year the .grand jury turned in a report to district court. It was the October- March grand jury, of which Mrs. Ralph Gray of Lake Jackson was foreman. The reoort dealt orincipally with recommended improvements for county law enforcement. It recommended an investigation section tor the Sheriffs Department: better balanced food for jail inmate.*; nririni; of incorporated cities who didn't have them -a oraanbe t'K-ir own police departments instead of continuing to sponge off the county; and reducing constable salaries to the legal minimum. But it particularly stressed the paying of higher salaries to deputies to help compensate fdr the "unbelievably long" hours they spend on the job. Since that time various agencies have aopcrentlv taken care of nearly all of the recommendation*, by one means or another, except 'or the Inwerine of constable salaries and raising of deputy salaries. Last week th* April-September •fran'f irr" under Jack Garrett turned In a report that al*o dealt principally with law enforcement. However, the only recommendation was the cutting of constable salaries, with the suggestion that the money saved might be used for additions,! deputies and patrol units. But there are two problems, both dealing with finances, that neither report has touched on exactly, th o u g h individual members of the-* grand juries have indicated in private conversation that these problems are crucial ones. At any rate, what the county need' for imoroved law enforcer-lent i- not necessarily more law enforcement officers, but better law enforcement officers. That doesn't mean that the county should start replacing the staffs they've got. Far from it. There are aorne good men now patroling the highways But there are some short cuts to improvement of th* Sheriff's Department that verv likely would be done already, extent that thev cost money, and the sheriff doesn't have much Try and Stop Me -iy IENNETT CltP- OTEVE ALLEN is compiling a list of ridiculous ttauments t J that h* hears over and ov*r ijiin. A few near th* top: "Women with r«d h»ir h»vt th* most violent tempers''; "Fun is a brain food.-"; "Th* murderer always returns to th* ic.nt of in. crime"; and "Gentlemen prefer blonder." Any addition* of your you'd hk< to nuke? * • • A forthright gent u Wall Street pundit John Straley. A broker met him and asked, "Say, hav* I told you about th* stunt my grandson pulled on me U»t week?" "No, you haven't," replied Straley quickly, "and thank you very much." • « « JL aophUticattd young «uthor*as. on pubhcauon o/ her first M«d. tola a r*porur, "I wa* «4uc*U«! during my ttciuoo* frora tiauatUBg school." » • * Kurd about th. Icottiah wolf? H. lur<d t girl up to his Idia- burgn pwithoua. to M* his ctchinga— and «oid her two of tbw,. O IttT, by ICBUU Cert DuUlbutid tot Ki>( Fultuo »jaiic»i4. By GLENN HEATH to do with the amount of money provided to run hi? department on. Two things would help. The first, and most important, is some change* in both the amount of money paid to deputies, and the schedule of salaries. In the Sheriff's Department, there i< a net salary for all staff members except the sheriff himself. A deputy who ha« been on the job for a week and is just learning which end of th* gun to point receives a monthly Jalary of 5»*1. A man who has been on the Job for 30 years, educated himself for the work, and show* Initiative and aptitud* for the work, also gets S341 per month. This tic* i n closely with the second item of improvement. Which is th* utilization of the many training courses for law- enforcement officers operated by variosu agencies of the government. Several cities in th* county have provided expense* for city police officers to attend these 'chool«, and those who have attended have felt that the time and money for these training courses was well justified. Bi't there has been no funds for similar training for county officers. A few men such as Robert Oladner. who is now Clute notice chief but wa* then a deouty. have attended the schools at their own expense, simply because they were per- -onally interested in becoming more proficient in their field But there is little incentive for such schooling, paid for out of a small salary, when the officer knows that no amount of 'xoenence. no amount of knowledge gained of the work, and no amount of hours devoied to the job will produce * dollar more on the oaycheck. The natural tendency for too many men js to stay "with the leoartmcn until they have iust >notigh experience to find a better-paying job elsewhere, or 'o grasp the small salary as a 'ecure Income, snd out forth Hie least oossibl* effort short of losing the job. There are men on the staff who are devoted to law enforcement, but that's only part of th* staff. There is always fomf cicari weight, who know they cannot be fired because the salary, with no possibility of advancement, will not entice a replacement -with a belter man. And there are also men on the staff who will be there a ye,\r or two, tnen begin looking for a post with better pay. Incentive, through advancement in pay and rank, is th* basis of a free enterprise system. It can and does work in most governmental agencies as well. And it will provide superior law enforcement if applied .to the Brazori* County Sheriffs Department. , ' / You're Telling Me ir WILLIAM HITT RUSSIA'S Premier Bulganin, th* eminent Soviet connoisseur of vodka, downed a Scotch and soda in celebrating his 82nd birthday. What's Bulgy trying to do—gain the goodwill of the British? t i t The Mayflower II lands — and not an Indian to greet it' The Cleveland Tribe was in O h i a and the Milwaukee Braves were visiting Brooklyn. ! ; t M>w the* III* m«*B-mincl*<l fir* aat la .pr.adisttj thr.ufh th* U. B. marb* th. only nf. •lac. 1* hold . picnic will k. o« a man-m«d* moon. t i i (See wher* George Halas. n*ner and one-time coach of »h* Chicago Bears professional football team has been appointed to the Illinois st*te fair and exposition authority. Good move—George always put on a fine show. f t f •A Soviet kpokesman nays all Russian worker* will have a «<-v en-hour dav bv l»«o. Hey, Ivan!—wanna bet? ! ; i You can't i*ll G*or«« Dar. 0. S. Air rare*. Ih.r. l.n'l * Sanl* Claus. Forced io lump from hi* bunUno; plan* on a fUght in England, h* l.nd.d in • Christmas U.. which br.k* bis till and tar.d his 111.. t i j Memhers of the dart t*am of North Woot-n. England, admit they gulped pep pilU before winning a championship. Sounds like hunting squirrels with an elephjnt gun. Looking Back IT HAPPENED . . . JUNE 10 I y*.ts aeja Et-wm Seicil«r, ion of Mr. ana Mrs. Louis Seiciler of Ve- U.ico. IH aitenaing a six vve'ks lourse at in* Houston Miii,ejn) of Fine Ails. Young SeidUi is a Kopiiomore at the Braiofpoit Hign School. 10 Jack A tl.ddock of freeoort his been elecud vice president of th« Inteinauonal Relalian» cluo at Texas A4;l college at ihe fir.,i meeting of th* summer icition. U ra.JS a|« Mr. ami Mrs. J. P Biyan tnd ion J p J r ., have moved (rom Angleion to Iheir horn* OA Bro»a ttien in Fretport. and Br&ioria County, ThursdaT, Jnn« 90, 196? " Foreign Newt Comment ... " MAO BUILDING UP TO SPOKESMAN FOR ftffDS •r CHAMLM M. MeCA*m V. P. staff C*rt**j»nd*«t Mart Tse-tung, the Red Chines* leader, is establishing himself as the No. 1 spokesman on Communist doctrine. In doing so, Mao is making himself increasingly popular with those who favor the independent Communism which President. Tito his established in, Yugoslavia and which Bed Leader Wladyglaw Gomulka hi*: been able to establish to a T**ser extent In Poland. Consequently, Mao is msk- ins himself increasingly tin- populiir tn Soviet Hu»«ia, -which realizes that independent; Communism is a threat to its own tong-dominnnt position a; a fotmtainhead of Mlrxitn witdom. Mio's latest exposition of his vlvw* was broadcast Tuesdnv bf« th* P»iplng Radio—17,000 words of It. The exposition was given in a speech which Mao made in Peiping on Feb. 27. Nothing was known about It abroad for two months. Slfll C««tr*(»e<i«m One n( Mto's chief point* w»s that after more thnn seven years of Communist rule in China, there are still contradictions between the people and the government. everybody in both the Communist and th* tree verlds has known this all along, of cours*. and has knmwi that the contradictions txhrt rial only in China but in all Red- ruled countries. , But Man's admission of this obvious fact has cai)s#d *. blf sensation in Communist countries whose government* do not dare admit that anybej^ but aA evil-minded "dlversidh- ist" or "counter-revolution. »ry" ever disagree* with the party lin». Mao made his speech at si secret meeting of a "suprem* state conference." Speech L*cks Out Paris of It. started to lesfc out in Poland at the end of April, after Polish Premier Josef Cyrankiewics visited Pei- ylng. Polish newspaper correspondent* who accompanied Cyranltiewic,-. published parts of the speech In Warsaw newspapers. Th* speech was important to Polish Communtits because Mao gave strong encouragement to the desire of peopl* in Red.ruled countries for sorrm measure of independent thought and oction. Mao also indirectly repeated his previous criticism* of Russia's brutal suppression of the Hungarian revolt. It has long been known that Mao and his premier. Coil En-l»i, openly supported th* Polish revolt against Soviet domination and orobahly was responsible for its succesn. National Report .... COURT ENTERS MORE FEDERAL FUNCTIONS Bf LTLK C. WILSON UP Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — All — Twenty years hav* passed and the U. S. Supreme Court again is buying into a bitter controversy with another branch of the government. Moreover, the court is re- modelling the social contours of the United States and stating dynamically new ground rules for the conduct of big business. On its present course, the court is headed for controversy with both the other branches of the IJ. S. government—the executive and the legislative. Th* controversy with Congress was well joined this week in decisions stating abrupt limitn on the conduct »nd authority of congressional co n- mittees. j •till More ControTMTir 'Th* controversy with th* «x- ecutiv* is just around the corner. In its decisions Monday the court bor* down hard .M the rights of individuals and against th* authority of congressional committees and government prosecutors. It ruled that congressional committees, on demand, must tell witnesses that the queitions it liks are pertinent to specific purposes and must specify the purpose. It did 10 in throwing otit a contempt conviction againjt Illinois union leader John T. Watkins, who had refused to name persons he had known in the Communist movement. Far from all congressmen will object to that ruling and many will applaud it. There is a hard cor* of senator! and representatives, however, closely identified wi-n and well informed about the efforts to expose Communism in the United States from whom the protests already arr flowing. Th* controversy with tht executive is headed for the high court in the case of William S. Oirard, the U. S. soldier who was ordtred turned over to th* Japanes« government for Irial on charges of shooting and killing a Japanese woman. Th« Constitution says U S. citiens are entitled to * trial by certain stipulated.processes. Federal Judge Joseph C. Mc- Garraghy may have taken ri'i« note of this week's Supreme Court urgency to protect the rights of individuals in the area of Communism. However that may be. he ruled in defense of Girard's . rights as an American citizen, Constitutional Violation "The threatened action t* permit the Japanese to try G'r- ard is illegal and in violation of the Constitution and laws ot th* United States," McGarrag- hy s»id in his order forbidding the government to deliver the soldier to th* Japanese. That case will go to the Supreme Court where, on th* basis of the record to dat*, th* justices will rule against President Eisenhower and th* State) and Defense Departments who would permit the Japanese la try Girard. That should arouse the administration considerably in view of the fact that the trial of Girard by a Japanese court evidently has become a major issue of foreign policy bearing; on U. S. relations with the Asiatic nations. The Girard case is a sens* itiv* nerve end of American diplomacy, presumably much in the President's mind. The court's trend, of late, and its challenge to th* other branches, recalls Franklin D. Roosevelt's notable dispute with the justices. They had held great areas of his first term New Deal to b* unconstitutionsl. On Feb. 1, ig37, FDR sent to Congress a bill to reform or to re-organize or to pack the Supreme Court. Roosevelt wanted to name torn* additional justices to assure a more friendly reception to his idea of a flexible const), tution. Mouths of controversy ended in July, 1037, by Senate refusal to act on the Roosevelt court bill. FDR lost that haul*, but h« won th* war. Today's Supreme Count is just about what h* had it mind. DAILY CROSSWORD t. Magistrates (Mon ) I D«adly 11 Straighten (var.) it Sharp 13 Sukrnwf* If Stormy and cold Ii. rrootmg II Walking • stick )7 PronouA XI. Nickel isym.i It. Quick 10. Woo 21 Uk.a sjmpUto* 2S. Scotch cap* « Nativ. f M«dm» J« D*a*ert It Muwcil irutrumenU 3) Htv, ing tool M Platform 33 Excla. mat ion 34 Pronoun 33 M«/t'»nam« .14. Mimic .17. Ktquir. >» Utti. i*tui« «0 Depart 41 Fast 41. Old Nor** works 4) *tyl« (slang | DOWN 1 (Umkliflf pUtc* 1 Girl» na/n< 4. Writing fluid t. Dirmion tabbr ) I. Swoon 1 Skin disorder I. Excl*. nisiion t Ctutf room of house mem.) »•• island I pass.) U Household implimtnt 14 Hous* Ml.) II. Oucharg* 10 Capital of Yemtn 11. Not r.*l 1.1 Ulwls U. Flower 3( Drink for Invalids 17 V.lch. Ilk* hsrb 1> City (It.) M B«4 lllMM It. BuropeeJt iiatlv** ». Velcani* r«ck i i r 'nil «r ..' «'« « •. < !-'U 'I' 1 . : At .11. latttttt't M. Onth* ocaaJt II Instuio si. Sick 41. Fir* Comr«lm«A IT T-TT IT *T rr-TT

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