The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on June 21, 1957 · Page 4
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Freeport, Texas
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Friday, June 21, 1957
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Pag« 4 THE TACTS tutorial. .. WHO PAYS FOR HEAVY DUTY LOAD WHEN TRUCK LOAD LIMIT RAISED? SPEAKING OF DISARMAMENT-! Throughout th* country, efforts are periodically made to increase the legal l&ad limit* of the huge commercial trucks. That happened this yepf in Texas/ It caused the Austin Statesman to point out that according to authorities, "... a highway can be built for about $40,000 a mile" for normal passenger traffic, while the same highway costs around $60,000 a mile for the present load limits; and would cost som*wh#r« around $75,000 a mile to b« built heavy enough for the proposed Increase m the weight limit. A legiti-' mate question for citizens, taxpayers, and legislators is: 'If that sort of highways are to be built, who shoud pay the added cost?'" That question gets more potent all the time in the light of the multi-billion dollar new federal highway program, and the ever-increasing appropriations th* state* are called upon to provide for both building and maintaining roads. The principal involved is not confined to trucks and highways. Large sumr. must be spent, in the interest of safety, on improving control of the nation's airways. The expanded control is made necessary, in large part, by the growth of commercial air travel. It is certaihly reasonable to say that the airlines should pay their fair share of the bill. This is not a matter of penalizing truckers or the airlines or any other enterprise. It is simply a matter of relieving the general taxpayers of *om« special costs which have been brought about by the transport agencies in question. Paul Harvey News... MAN AND SHOVEL REVIVE DESERT Recently, visiting Burley, Idaho, at thf invitation of the Farm Bureau, I witnessed * one* grid, uninhabitable, desert tamed by the shovel and plow. Whit was but parched safe and' blowing sand Is now rich and fertile farm land. With more than half of t>i * continental United Statei now wasteland maybe we'd better learn how it was done. It wasn't easy. It was th« result of the vision of two men and the efforts of many. Dave Burley, a railroad man, first diverted the Snake River water out over the adjoining acres with a network of ditches. Then Julian Clawson came along a few -" years back and figured he could re»lve the rest of the desert with "artificial respiration." You see, the Snake River windi through a broad, flat plain with snow-capped Rockies on all sides. And Clawson figured he could dig wells . . . way back from the river . . . and lift the subterranean water to the surface and feed it back into the roots of grass and trees and row crops. . . . And he did. H« punched deep holes in the valley floor . . . harnessed the river for power... Used the electric power to run the pumps that raised the water that it might trickle oir across the barren landscape and, literally, he pumped the wasteland back to life.. . . I confess to some erroneous ideas of what irrigated farming was nil about I fig- ured those fellows had it mad*. tfo more worry about fain. Juit plant it, adjust the valve one* a week or *o, and let th* water flow through your fufrows, arid sit back anr relax untl! harvest-time. It's not quite like that Tn« farmer who Irrigates lives and dies with boots "on his feet and a shovel in his hand. It's a constant, perpetual battl* a man murt wage to keep th* water almtd just where he wants it to go. A battle he never wins, but he never gives up. And he eo«14 ne« da it al»ae. that U the distilled essence of their experience. Three or four or several farms will be watered from th* same pump, the same ditch. And In that blooming desert, as no place els* on earth, you see graphically demoft. 'strated th* philosophy of^he "good neighbor." Nobody "keeps" the folks next door, but nobody put* down his shovel, either. Each live* or dies by water from th* same ditch. All cooperate to keep that dlteh operable. Cooperation Is not just desirable. It's . imperative. And the result? Today 10 per cent of Cassia and Minidoka Counties ar* under »h« plow and tomorrow the Snake River plain will be carpeted green from wall to wall. And one day, when they rail* a monument to symbolire their accomplishment... May it be the silhouette of a bronzed man in boots with a muddy shovel in his hand keeping, the. stream of life flowing on past toward his neighbor. . . . And so prospering himself. On The Side: WOMAN'S LEFT PROFILE GENTLER By E > V. DUBLIMG On the southwest corner of 54th St. and Fifth Ave.. Manhattan, there is a building under construction on which there is a sign reeling, "John B. Kelly. Inc. Frt- Drickwork." Mr. John B. Kelly is. as you know, the sire of Her Serene I Highness Princess Grace of) Mrfnaco. The aforemen-1 tioned building partly covers the site of the former! town house of John D. [ Rockefeller Sr. PHOTOGRAPHS Does your wife know how iu be photographed? That it, having her picture taken by the snapshot method. Or by a news photographer? She should know which side of hsr face to present to the camera. It li «aid pa.nters usually paint a woman's profile from the left because all that i< gentle •lid feminine in the human visage is ex- pre»»ed on the left. One of the minor trag- ediea in a woman's life is having published a photograph which does not do her justice. Or doe* her in injujtice. Hsve your wife check on this matter. That will les»en her chance* of being moved to tear, when she sees published a photograph that makes her appear older or ie.s beautiful than she really is. was none other than Adele Astaire, F, 'ister. PASSING BY Don Miller. Once of that celebrated Notre Dame backfield known as "The Four Horsemen." Don is now a highly successful lawyer in Cleveland. He ii still a quick thinker. An opposing lawyer asked one of Don's clients, "How many times have you been arrested?" Miller, objecting, said the question should be, "How many times have you been convicted'" How right he wasj Many an innocent man has been arruUd and certainly unleis convicted it should not be held against him. Incidentally, Don't objection was sustained. GET IT H1GHT Who was Fred Aitaires first dancing partner? That's a tuck question. Think n over and get it n/ht ,,r it will c,iL Se -. ou K, lose stogies. Some answer u w^s Joan Crawford, others say Luce. Stiil oih- THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS . JAMti b. NA«riK.> CLLN.N HEA fH H«>driz BUI Mc Bcrak* I'l'BUSH£B . KDJTOK Ntw* Sxlitoi ^lartt Idltcr Bj ««rH»t~ II. oi KC t. IA Braaeria Couaty ~ MU. Oultife Bauocu BJOBtil H.M. Otitt c-u<.. to «(VUM. * aurck «. me, :. 1^.:. at « Art ut C BKIDE PROTESTS Pat Gaston, the loth bride of the whim, lical millionaire Tommy Manville, keeps in- iliting she didn't marry for money. I believe her. Pat is six feet, one inch, In height. Wa< 17 years old when the became a bride. It waj her firit marriage. Very tall girl* who reach the agt of 27 unmarried are likely to become a little desperate. I believe Mlu Gaston married Mr. Manvflle chiefly becauM the wanted to get married. I have known *ome of the previous Mrs. Manvilln. They described Tommy as » gen«rouj. kind and considerate fellow. They liked him. It Mems that in many of his marriage* it wu Manville who wanted the divorce. HU firit marriage took place 46 year! ago. That wet to Florence Huoer. That marriage lasted 11 years. PLEASE NOTE Seventy-eight per cent of th* owner* of harness horses in thi* country don't win enobgh purte* to break even on th* **ason. H&w then do they manage to live? We can only assume they must make money by wag- eimg. It is taid 10 per cent of tr.e harness noise owners win 90 per cent of the pur»e mono*. So, sir, il you are a harness horse f«n you might find out tij* names of thi« 10 per cent of succwtful owner*. Perhapi It could be the basi* al a profitable lystem. ASKING Queries from Clients: Q. What is th* weight of Queen Elizabeth of England? A. At l»it report jt w*j eight stone, four Q. What's the idea of throwing-rice over the bride and groom after a wedding? A. Rice is the ancient symbol of fertility. Tossing 11 at the cewl.vweds is an expression of a uisn that they may be blessed wilb. macy " ' LIGHT YEAR FOR POLIO FORK AST Br LOUIS CASSELS WASHINGTON _ Health authorities believe there la 3very reason to hope that this will be a light year for polio. 3ut it is still toft early to be ;ure. The polio season is just now jetting underway. The number of cases usually climbs steadily from late June until August or September. So far this year, there have been only about half as many poli* cases as there w*r* during the Mme period of l9S«— and 195« was itself a light year by comparison with the pre-Stlk vaccine era. Public Health Service figures published last week showed 1,038 polio caaei reported through the 23 weeks ending June 8, compared with 2,040 during the aame period last year. , ;. A spokesman said th* lift*" ure» "are not very slgiiificant" this early hi the season, gome of the worst epidemics have begun In July or August after a comparatively glow start Chooting A I3.0M,0«<I Vaccinated The main reason for hoping that this year's record- will continue to be good, he said, it that nearly three.fourths, of the people in the most susceptible group have received some degree of protection from Salk vaccine. By June 1, 85,000,000 Americana had received one or more Salk shots. Nine million of these were vaccinated during April anH May. Polio strlkTs hardest among youth* under 30 and among pregnant women. There are 87,000.000 people in this group and 34,000,000 of them have had one or more shots. Although polio incidence decline* above age 20,' It ccn- tinuet to b« a substantial threat to fll ages below 40. Only 11,000,000 of the 42,000,000. American* other thaw pregnant *omea; between the age* at It and 40 have received the shot*. Health Drive •weeatfiil Th* America* Ifedkal As- •ociaueav and other health on Afl at fM ate«jsd hew* a ywi kjaow, tnut **d Mtpeet. Ynffreai will (MI me* nore a* MM with htm aad you will be mat apt to matkm aboo* a oorumlt him quickly U you feel 111 If yon h»T* no pertoBal phyil clan, you will proUbly pit ofl Listed IB thi* direetety a** *Mh Tlatttac th*> deetor •ntll pain or r Ulna** forw yoe. to wo and a Mmea that mtf ut t*» late. I har* /•pMtothr rtriMti th* Importance of UMHH! amtaatim* tor all oljt^, no matter what year a«*. TM ar* likely If i*iy to ban UMM eh*ek-na» r* MB ftmatf* them with • doctor you know. »it what If yoa M mot tun* a funUr dottor n«w? ritw CM yw ehooet one? On* war it t* Mk several yer- eoot, whoM juASBiei ' ion* yo« re*D*et, to . a gwd doctor. II a MM* of yew Mend* t-ttnammd th* MOM phyalciaa, ehaaeM we yo« vtt b* pretty aatUfled with him. Cfc*ck Medlcd Society Another method li te aifc yev to JWI •heck th* AMttkao ilaalaal M- netory la yew IOM! Ifrmry. r— ••— —™ m m mmmf eaow Win* dector'a training. apMlaJkr, IkM- pltal aa4 UacJtlng aMatlona OsMejrtm to ted 4 k*. keen t ree*srd */ Mi Mtee* aod phoet* Mai*** » alwaya wilk* fcrt IT yo« eaaute* Mdlatob/, MOT an Mr*. X. a.: Mr tat I have a Would UU< haw any my bwominf pnguartT local B«dloal aoetety or offle* ofl Aaewtr: la th* American Uedlcal Aawcia- nancy ca> o*ew k* tion for a recommendaUon. '» dropped UdMf. Try and Stop By BENNETT CERF IN "THE WORLDLY PHILOSOPHERS," Robert L. HciUxxm- * er tell* of the Sim* in the 1860s when Corneliu* Vanderbilt discovered that tome of hU cloacst so-called friend* w«re plan- rung to doublecrost him in the stock marke.t He promptly tent them this brief, soul-shaking rebuke, "Gentlemen: You have undertaken to ruin me. I will not sue you, for law take* too long. I will ruia you. Sincerely, C. Vinderbilt" Add* Htilbio&er, "Ha did, too," A tight-mud ult* nanagtr wu ean<uUy checking the ex- fxAM account* of hi* traveler*, *U*jniu{( visibly u ha tpol^t typlcaa "•wiaal* ttaett" UetM. Ow SMdc bia y*B tar hi*) v^^^MZZSP**. -»—^*- "If* «*AV,- viwcnd u* aasMUot tiwrtuBjr. "Ton ju»t ttug groups launched • nationwide drive latt February to vaccinate everyone under 40. The response far exceeded expectations. Within a few weeks, the "get vaccinated" campaign had stimulated such a ''.envy demand for vaccine that a backlog of 28,000,000 shots, built up during the winter, was exhausted. By March 30, there was an acute nationwide shortage and Surgeon General LeRoy H. Burney called an emergency conference to consider ration- , i^f. At that time, the nellonal inventory of Salk shot* stood at 3,200,000 do*ca—the lowest since the vaccine was released for use In 1955. The March 30 conference decided to soft-pedal mass Vaccination program* .{of- ailultt until fall. "- . TTV In the meantime, communities were urged fo give priority to young people under 20 and preftnant women, W.-th theee adjustment*. U wa« felt that no return to voluntary rationing, would be necessary. mrlelea Vtodltaie*. Time seems to have vindicated thai decUion. Dapite •widespread vaccination program* tor tchool children during the past two months, supplies have held up well. By mid-June, the national Inventory was 9,100,000 shots, an increase of six million since March-30. With manufacturers scheduled to release about 20 million more shot* during July, health officials believe that supplies will be ampl* to meet all demands during the lUrn- mer—unlas* an unexpectedly sever* epidemic should develop. Tke Public Health Service devoutly hope* that adults who have postponed getting their shots will go ahead with lit- noculaUon* this fall and winter, wken nippUe* igain begin to pile up. The National Foundation fcr Infantile Paralysii and the American Medical A**a. plan to launch new adult-veccina- Uoa drive* titan. Until the great majority of adult*. M well a* young people, have the protection of th* vaccine, polio will contlnu* to be a threat. Looking Back IT HAPPCMED . . . JDME 11 I reef* Mr* Two Clute resident!, Mri. W. V. Rumley and Mr*. U. M. M. Shanks we reiiuulled u iibilitiei, they will react by being thoroughly irrtipcnjuble. Shanks w&rc reioatalled u 10 yeen 4flo The recent allver tta *pon- sored by th* Ctute Garden club at ihe home of Mrs. George Kjioug wu a delightful affair. Thi club Is planning thii u an annual affair. 11 yee» ago James and Frankie Spates are spending three week* m Port Sulphur, La., and Hag- nolia, MU<, visiting relative!. - Britain'! film tycoon has been kaighied by Queen ElUabelh II. loiuuU like the plet oi au •1 hi* mane*. Oae lut word about the Mayflower II. We tee where it had to b* towed into port. Good thing the origin* Mayflower crew didn't need to depend on th* cance-paddling Indian* for the *«me *ervictl xW^ES o\ A rff / y t^ /)Q ^ / »ri*wlft Cotmty, Friday. June 21. 1967 News Comm*ftf . . . OVERTHROW OF SYRIA LEFTISTS SEEN NEAR ft* CHARLES M. MtCAttM V. P. Staff Cerreipondent President Oamal AMtl N«ser of Egypt may soon lose nl* »ole remaining ally in the /tab world. Four of Egypt's eight fellow members of the Arab League are now open'.y opposed to his pro-Russian, anti- Western policy and art pretty aolldly Hred up with the Western Allies. Threa others ire doing nothing to help Nasp*r In his steadily developing isolation. Thi? leaves only Syria in •upport of Nasner. And diplomatic reports from Mldc".!* Eastern capitals say that a political blow-up which would unleat that country's leftist government may come at any tifniT A challenge to President Shtikri el Kuwatly and Premier Sabri Assail by conscrv- ative, pro-Western politicians and business leaders has been increasing In strength for weeks. Sixty-two opposition member! of Parliament have offered their resignations In pro- test BR.ilnst the government'* pro-Nasser policy. It WAS the Suez Canul crlMg, which scen(>d to be stieh a big victory for Nas-wr, that started him on the way to Isolation. Nasser's victory, it developer), hurt the most Important of hi* fellow-members of th* Arab League. Revenues of oil-producing Saudi Arnl3l» «nd 'r»q fell alarmingly. Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria suffered severe economic losses. This has h^rl a great deal to do with the challenge to th» Syrian leftist regime. As has been said frequeYit- ly, the visit of King Sand of Saudi Arabia to President Eisenhower last Januufy convinced him that cooperation vith the United State* w«j desirable. Then came the victory of young Kinc Hussein of JoHon over the pro-Nasser enemle* who, with Egyptian and Syrian complicity, tried to «Y»r. throw him. In view of the threat t« th* Syrian leftists, Na*«*r murt feel that he is a lonely mm. Science Today: • KEYS HELP ATTITUDE OF MENTAL PATIENT By DELOB SMITH United Proii Science Edliet NEW YORK — W— A director of a 1,000-bed mental hospital reports that simply Riving Some patients keys to ketp and to use will bring about an improvement In their mental conditions. No other places, not even prisons, probably, are more thoroughly locked and keyed than mental hospitals. Yet, as Dr. Aaron S. Mason said, "almost complete silence Is maintained" about these locks and keys. "To the mental patient, the key is the most significant symbol of his helplessness," said Mason. "It is viewed as token of the whole structure of power and responsibility in the mental hospital." Heads VA Hospital Mason is professional services director of the Brockton, Mass., Veterans Administration Hospital. There, as in other mental hospitals, every room, every closet, every cabinet — every cubicle or receptacle of any kind—has its lock and a corresponding key. Certain Brockton patients •re given keys to rooms in •which they can carry out their assignments in "industrial therapy." Although the hospital was opened in 1953, "no untoward incident has resulted from this policy." On thti other hand, "we have observed marked improvement in some patients when they are given the recognition and responsibility of handling keys," Mason said. He looked forward to a day when locks and keys are used in mental hospitals in the same way they «re used in homes— "mainly for the protection of property." He thought that more and more "the concept of custody and control" was dying out among mental hospital administrators aad more and more they were accepting the "trend of the open hoipital." Some Hospitals Ai* Open An "open hoapital" it one in which there are no locked doors, and patients may come and go as they plean. The advocate* of this practice itill ara in a minority in psychiatry but definitely there U a "trend." Mason said that at Brockton almost half the patient* are in unlocked wards and th*ir number has doubled in the last two years. A basic premise of the "open hospital" advocates is that If mental hospital patient* are given to understand they ar* incapable of assuming relpon- Ibilitiej, they will reacj thoroughly irresponsible. You're Telling Me _A WESTERN; state's legislature is considering a bill which would make it mandatory that cowboys' saddles be equipped with cushion?. Too bad we can't get old Buffalo Blll'i comment on this. ! I ! A small tornado dropped a school of eels on a small Italian town. Good thing It wasn't a thunderstorm or th* critters might have been the *I*ctrie variety. Michigan's governor llnlshei latt In a cow-ml'trlnej contest. That, lays a man at the next dtik, li na war >o woo the farm volt. ! ! ! Pravda, the Moscow newspaper, urges Russians to build their own homes. Sounds like tho editor has developed a sudden mad-on against carpenters, bricklayers, plumbers and electricians. I i ; The U. S. is suffering from a shortage of "high .voltage brain power," says a news Item. Doesn't anyone has any electrifying ideas any more? ! ! I After downing her first frankfurter sandwich Britain's Queen Mother Elizabeth termed it "delicious." We alwayi «aid a good hot dog was to th* queen's taste. ! f ! There goes another old i«y. ing, right out the window—th* window, incidentally, Texas burglars must have u*ed when they broke Into a vacant Delia* house and stole nothing but the kitchen sink. ! ! ! THE WORLD, according t*> statistics revealed by th* British Brewtr'i society, downed' 7,OBJ,000,000 gallons at beer last year. No wonder the international situation ha* ofteai seemed in a fog. DAILY ACKOU ft BoUt t. Forearm bon* 10. MlipUe* 11 Celerity 12. Fertile «po4 14. Armadillo 15. Obeiunc* 16. Monetary unit <Bu%) It. Chicle 18. Exclamation It. Exchange* 21 Clukes 25 Liberate IT. Duck* 30. Radium («ym > 32. Inioftru JB Not idl. 37. Sever* M Homed 39 Ocean rout* 40 Poker «Uk* 41. God of lav* 42. Kent CROSSWORD T MounUIn 19. Fnir,' (Thuaaly) tilles ». Influence 2» Sh*k* It. AMMonmg 28 Cor- Mf-'l'.UiJ . i '."102" I " «^ P i •HUM -ii ,. r,,| inn i H'.V . i.i 30 J'.l. lu ' I 11. Octane IS Jordan'! king 17. 20. Ownif 11 Rlvtr bottom II. Sufficient 24 A slight tuU rod«l 31 Un. guishe« 34 Rip . MOf3i < i .) na t M/'n TD VJ , : ULk Doltar M. ItaMW* MSI; I. Evening meal 3-Extnet«- nary p«r*on 4. L41U* cMM 5. flower •-So* ' '' TTC ar ft I

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