The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on June 24, 1957 · Page 4
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Freeport, Texas
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Monday, June 24, 1957
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Editorial... SPECIAL EFFORT IS ESSENTIAL TO PREVENT MINORITY CHOICE In the two years sine* Brazos Harbor became a reality, the public within the Brazos River Harbor Navigation District has become increasingly aware that the program of harbor improvement is an essential element of expansion without which there could b« little hope of further industrial development of this county. Therefore, the wisdom of the three men who form the Navigation District Board of Commissioners is of great concern to the people who support the harbor program with their taxes and expect opportunity for themselves and their children as a result. But through accident or design, the persons who fill these important positions are not selected by a representative vote of the people. The reason is that the election is held on *he first Saturday in July, which ii also the time oi what is known as the "fourth of July weekend." According to the Navigation District attorneys, this is the date prescribed by Texas statute for the election, and the commissioners cannot set the time otherwi*. This date effectively defeats the democratic process. For though a great part of the public is vaguely aware of the importance of the harbor ta the •rea future, there !« not enough awareness of the port operation's, and of the qualifications of the men who guide them, to ftel the necessity for deciding among commissioner candidates. Therefore the vote would be relatively light at any time. But placing the date on a holiday weekend further defeats the principal of majority of choice. The result of having the election at this time is that the vote is so light, compared to the total number of voters eligible, as to make the winner th« choice of a' very small minority. In the election this year, the outstanding men who have offered their services to the public attest to the importance of the harbor program. There is an engineer, an accountant, and four businessmen on the ballot. Because of the statutory circumvention of the electoral process, it i» important this time that person* who consider themselves citizen! make the effort to contribute to the' decision. If a citizen has reason to believ* that he will be out of town on July, 6, h% shoulA cast an absentee ballot. If he is in town, he should make his voice known at the polls. As for the future, it is to b« hoptd that our legislators can be prevailed upon to correct this injustice. Paul Harvey News... k SENATOR QUERIES BRAINWASHERS BT PAUL HARVEY Thf other day during the foreign aid debate, Senator Herman Talmadge said, "Why de we seek to do for persons in other lands wlist we are either unwilling or unable to do for our homefolks?" Now that kind of logic is dam It can make people think! Proponents of global spending 1 use phrases likt "enlightened self-interest" and "mutual security" and other keen sounding double- talk intended to suggest that disagreement a- its to ignorance. You and I are i,. H posed to sue"-no to the persistence and psuience of the braln- wa< •> s until w« sit silent and nod yes to evtiy.hing. And along comes tht unterrified S:..<uor from Georgia with his uncomplicated quei- tion a id gets us thinking all over again. 1 ,'r.y do .we seek to do for persons in other idnds what we are either unwilling or unkbla to do for our homefolks?" Well, why do wtT Six cents out of every American tax dollar now goes to foreign aid, and the President wants to increase it. Already foreign aid costs every American family $105 a year. With the 60 billion we've sent overseas since World War II, w« could hart paTtd a ivro-lant highway from N«w York to San frtnclico with ian-dolltr billil Senator Talmadge doesn't get it. He says, "Why?" And If enough people join him, it's go- ing to get awfully embarrassing far Washington'* international spendthrift*. Last month thert wa* a conference of 1 South Pacific nations in Suva, Fiji. Spokesmen representing thret million South S«a Islander* resolved that they "do not want tht SanU Clau* treatment w« havt been getting from tht United State*." Delegate* specified "spoon-feeding gift* from tht 'civilised world' art undesirable." "Your government ha* treated us a* children for too long," Mid tht Moslem from Dutch'Xew Guinea. Delegate* from tht Cook Island* raid they wanted to "pay back with interest" anj moneys received from us. But whether thty reject it or btf for it ... Whether tht peasants gtt it or their politicians steal it ... Whether they pay debt* with it or wait* it ... Whether it weaken* them or strengthen* them . . . Whether they know what'* goou ior thrmselve* better than wt do ... All these question* can bt dtbaUd and belabored and opinion will remain divided ... But then the gentleman from Georgia from his seat . . , . r x»ks over th* top of. thU morass 01 controversy . . . And asks, "Why do wt seek to do for perrons in other lands what w* are either unwilling or unable to do for our homefolks?" The answer, of course.. !« that tvtrr UT- inj thing must b« weaned or U won't forafltl But tht International playboy* dart not thus contradict thems«lve« or you might not let them play with any more of your money. On The Side: RING ON LEFT SIGNIFIES MOUSE By E. V. DUHLIMO A dominating factor in tht sensational •ucces* of tht musical show titled "The Bell* Are Ringing" is the performance contributed to the piect by tht highly versatile Sidney Chaplain. I knew his uncle Whom he la named after very well. That Sidney Chaplain was an extremely clever fellow who nevei achieved the fame and fo tune his talents called fo He starred in a featu comedy film titled "T! Submarine Pirate." H i succets was so great that worried his brother Charlie. So i. paid Sidney $75,000 a year to stay off ti« reen. Charlie wanted to be the only C T in tht limelight. from tht efHct after a difficult day'* work and saying to hi* wife: "What 1 * for dlnntr, darling?" And iht answer*. "Fried Bees." Other quaint types of food offered in this samt shop art Rattltsnak* Mt«i, Qu»i] Eggs, and Lily Bulb* in Syrup. QUAINT FOOD Who eats fried bees? How about fried grasshoppers? I noted both thett ittmx offered fur sale in cans in a Madison Avt. food shop, imagine a man coming homt ASKINO Querie* from Clients: Q. In \ -.1 New York restaurant is tht be«t chance to see the -no»t celebrities? A. "Toot*" Shor't. And you don't havt to be a celebrity or a V. I. P. u> get strvict there. "Toots" plays no favorites. ... Q. So you keep on saying the lusband should wear his wedding ring on lis right hand. Th« etiquette exptrts say tht left hand is corrtct. How about this? A. I repeat. Wearing a ring on the left hand is a sign of submission. Wearing one on tht right hand ia a sign of authority. Tht wift agrees to obey, so her ring goes on tht left hand and her husband's on tht right. As for the* experts, practically all of them art women and thtrefort prejudtctd. They think if a man wears his wedding ring on his right hand ht might take the rr-atter of his authority too seriously and -^ e thinga difficult for his wif«. f>ubli.h«ij Moi;J»/ tiiiujib Ki, uay nfleriioooi at JAMES S. NABOHS.'jK " ....". .'.""pUBUSHEH GLBNN HEATH KrjlTOR c'r^B^Jir 1 "' 0 " Adv.rt,.i« z Dir«u,r Morrla ir««m»n .'.'...."!" S*up" _"*'.' * UrcuUtion Mnikngcr D '" b ' N... Editor ** »Mru EdtUir Bdot Ofdc. M«u»,« SUBSCRIPTION BA'lfcS Br earriw—$1.00 t«r ii.onui. 112.&u v * f ywr a u n U Brntoria Counly - »1.00 per month 112 44 !^. >e»r OuUUi. Bnu,,l. Cou n t,-On. ,.ar »U.OO ,|j •onlb- IT.00, thru 1:101.til. 13.50. All anil »ub»crii,aon« payUfi* ill sdvano*. toter.d w MCOui elu. mtutr Marcb 31. 1952. »i th, Fre«j»rl, Toas. fa* ottlu. uo d« the Art o( c« 0 - «nw« <rf Mud, *, 1*70. ASIDES How familiar art you wilh i ( , of Honore dt Balzac? Ever read his l,i ? hiy interesting and instructive book titled "The Phyiiolojjy of Marriage. A Book for Brides and Bridegrooms. Prospective and Veteran"? ... In Midtown Manhattan can be seen mort beautiful and well dressed women than in any section of any other city in the world Not all wealthy women, either. New York business girls are now said to spend 25 psr cent of their weekly salaries on clothes PLEASE NOTE Have you a fly swatter? How skilfully can you handle it? Better start practicing if any house flies harass you this swnmer. Also avoid any restaurant or food shop whti« you view even a f«w flies. t t t EDITORIAL PAGE ort y, June 24, i r FORBIDDEN CITY Religion Today.... r LOUIS CAMELS WHO. <•* A tiCNS TO MERGE UP sttuf CertttpondtM WASHINGTON —(IB— On Tuesday, June 2S, in a ceremony at Cleveland, two of America's oldest Protestant denominations will formally merge into one body. Tht Congregational ChrirtUra churches, descended from tht Pilgrims who c»mt to New Ingland aboard tht Mayflower, will unit* with tht Evangelical and Reformed Church, which German and Dutch immigrants established In this country in the early 18th century. The new body will be called The United Church of Christ " With 8,200 local churches and more than 2,100,000 members, it will be the seventh largest U. S. Protestant denomination. Year In Mating Merger negotiations between the two groups have been in progress for years. A previous decision to unite in 1949 was blocked by a law suit brought by an anti-merger faction. A minority group within the Congregational Church still is adamantly opposed to the merger and has threatened to remain independent. Leaders of the Protestant tc- umtnical "drawing together" movement regard the forthcoming merger as ont of the most significant that has taken place in the struggle to reunite the long-divididtd Christian family. Pervious U. S. margers in re- ctnt years have generally been within the bounds of a single historic conftulon — a* whtn vtrtou* Methodist bodies loined to form the Methodist Church in 1939, or when two northern branches of the Presbyterian CPU--' "nited last year. The Cleveland ceremony will mark t'ie confluence of two entirely distinct streams of Protestantism. The Congregationalists stem from the English reformation, while the EAR churches are spiritual descendants of the continental reformation 'ed by Luther, Zwlngli and Calvin. No Basic Dispute* Dttplte their divers* anct*. tries, the two.groups found thty had no basic dispute over doc- trint. The principal difference* which had to be Ironed out in tht protracted unity negotiations wert in tht realm of polity, or church government. Congregationallsts, faithful to the Puritan tradition, have alway* accorded local churches tht highest degree of autonomy in regulating their own affairs. The Evangelical and Reformed churches, in the Presbyterian tradition, have' had t greater degree of central organization and supervision. Tht plan of union is designed to nrovlde elements of both systems within the United Church of Christ. In effect, local churcht* will have a wide latitude to choo»t for themselves how closely they Looking Back IT HAPPENED . . . JUNK 14 S y»ara aft Somt 5,000 racing fans turned out yesterday to watch mort than 40 outboard rigs battle for a shart of tht |1400 prtxe money offered In tht annual running of the Frttport speedboat r.gatta held in tht New Brazos River. 10 ytar* ago With more than $3000 already raised and most of It in tht bank, construction of Vtlasco'* new $4000 playground for children will start Saturday, ac- coring to R. L.- (Shorty) Hal), president of the Velasco playground association. 11 vtat* ago Mrs. Gordy Freeman and children are visiting t'.i- two week* in Allo, Texa-, with Mrs. Freeman's mother and sister*. Try and Stop Me -•y BENNETT CERF- LATE WILSON MIZNER was a wonderful storyteller. Chicago paper that turkeys wert in short supply that . year and wert bound to bring fifty cents a pouno* by Thanksgiving Day. So, avowed Mizner, ha bought fiv* hundred baby •turkeyj from an Oregon farmer for a dimt apiece, invested twenty dollars mort in feed, and started driving them across country on foot. He figured he'd reach tht Windy City in ten wtek* flat— just in time for the holiday market and fortune "I got the turks clear through to C W T k } r r 11 in "* ht ' " fcwl ound to ntt me ', too," )ck of bucks "The turki developed sore feet and flew a . by It way will bt conntcttd with tht central organisation. Britf Htm* from tlrarahti! The National Council of Churches estimates that more than 7,000,000 Amarican children will atttnd church-spoh- »orcd vacation ichool* and camps this summer. Rellgiou* educators are enthusiastic about tht rapid spread of these youth activities. They point out that a child may receive as much rellgiou* training in ont month at a daily vacation church school a* ht gets during a full year of the traditional hour-a-week at- ttndanct at Sunday School. The Masaachusttts Council of churcht* i* engaged in a state-wide crusad* against organized gambling. First «tep in the "educational campaign" wa* distribution of a Sitte crime commission report asserting that Massachusetts has more bookies than la ?rs and dentists. The report addtd that gambling syndicates are milking tht state for more than one billion dollars a year. Lack of funds has halted major construction b n Wa«hington Cathedral for the first time tines World War II. The huge Gothic church atoo tht btpital'* hlghtst hill was started 90 year* ago, and i* about three-fifths complete. Tht Very Rev. Franci* B Sayre, dean, said the.cathed- ral his cost 111,000,000 to datt and about that much more 1* ntedtd to complete It Although tht cathedral I* a protect of the Episcopal Church, it ha* -been supported by Pro- t^tants of m»ny dtnomlna- tlons. You'n Telling Me JAPAN'S Premitr Nobosukt Kichl, hert to visit with President Eisenhower, brought along his own golf ahoes. Klchi want* to b« on a solid footing In his meetings with Ikt — whether at fit conference table or at tht links. 1 ! I A Texas sciemi= counts mot- quitoss in an area by the number of bites. Wouldn't tabbing ern via swatttr bt as tasy — and less painful? I ! I Italy is building an ocean liner that will hav« u decks A seagoing skyscraper? 1 ! ! That new Italian supeiliner has bttn nam«d after Leonardo da Vinci, tht famous pa'nler of masterpieces. And tho<-- who havt letn drawings of t e auoorihip as she'll look won '-nislitd, say she's pretty as a picturt. ! I ! A V. S.-horn matador was judged by SpanV'h CODS after an auto crash. H>;'d be"-- ''-Ic to -omstljing saft — like tht bullring. 1 ! 1 Zarf«k sayc ht got a big frveak — the family forgot to buy him a Father's Day gift for which ht would have to pay anyway. ! ! ! Being kne«-deep in Jun« ha* at least ont drawback ont must admit — or haven't you ever encountered those hungry little critters that art known u chiggtr*? Foreign News Comment U.S. FRIENDLY TOWARD SOVIET NUCLEAR PLANS »T CHARLES M. MeCANft UP Btaff Canttponcltnt Tht wttk'i food and bid n*irt en tht International balanet shtet: • Hope rose measurably this week that the world's three great nuclear powers might take soon a historic "first step" toward a disarmament agreement. Soviet Russia had proposed, in the United Nations disarmament negotiations in London, that test* of nuclear weapons be suspended. The United State* took a decidedly friendly attitude toward thi« proposal. One reason was that Russia, in a falcal departure from Its traditional policy, proposed that control potts, equipped with scientific Instruments; be •et up In the countries concerned to make sure that any illegal tests would be detected. But the United States sought also an agreement under which th* nuclear powers — United States, Great Britain and Russia — would begin withlrt an agreed time to stop production of nucleir weapons and to reduce existing stockpiles. during the spring and summer diplomatic visiting season, Kishi arrived in Washington one day after a federal judge had ruled that the United States must not turn over to Japanese authorities A r rt> y Specialist SC William S. Glr- ard, accused of killing a Jap- ahese woman on a firing rang* near Tokyo. Th* ruling upset an administration decision to permit a Japanese court to try Glrard under the Status of Forces agreement covering American troops stationed In Japan. Judge Joseph C. McGarraghy held that Girard was clearly on duty when the woman wit Mil. ed. Because of that, he said, Girard was entitled tinder the Constitution to trial by an American court martin'. The administration appealed to the U. S. Supreme Court. President Elsenhower and Japanese Premier Nobusuke Klshi opened a conference with a round of golf on the Burning Tree course in Washington. Kishi's negotiations with Eisenhower and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles were expected to result in the estau- lishment of a new basis for Japanese-American relations Japan's position in the Far East, with Communist China and Soviet Russia as its Immediate neighbors, made it evident that Klshi was likely to be Els- enhower's most important guest "Deeply shocked" „._ es that could be perpetrated by a police force all-powerful, pitiless and unabashed by any thampi'i'. fit'. , . " "Appalling descriptions" of tortures. In such words as these, a United Nations special committee denounced Soviet Russia's savage Suppression of the Hungarian revolt last November. Russian troops wert used to crush "a spontaneous national uprising" and to overthrow a "legal and popularly-supported government," the report said, It characterized Premier Jano* Kadar as a puppet. The report was the most vigorous denunciation of Soviet terroristic actions tver madt by a U. N. agency. A special meeting of tht U. ' N. Assembly, with all 81 members attending, may bt called to follow up the report. National Report .... GIRARD TRIAL MIGHT COST FOREIGN BASES f vr m ft uuv* Mfvftar _ •r LVLI c. WILSOK WASHINGTON — Wl —The administration 1 ! urgent determination that GI William S. Girard shall be tried by Japa- n«*t court* on a charge of manslaughter scarcely be understood except by persons on the scene here in Washington A* the matter stands today) Federal Judge Joseph C. Mc- Garraghy's ruling of last Tuesday hold* that to turn Girard wer to the Japanese would be o deprive him of right* guar- mteed to an American citizen jy tht United State* Concti- tutidh. *•'• Th'e j Justice Department" has appealed directly to the Supreme Court; contending that MeGarraghy's decision wag "clearly wrong" and that it would be In the public interest to obtain speedy disposition of the Girard case. Aorttmtnis Sttn Endangtrtd . Administration officials fear disruption throughout t h e world of the relationship of American troops overseas and the governments of the countries in which they are stationed. • One official suggested that, if the Supreme Court forbid* a Japanese trial for Glrard, the wholt structure of agreements under which U. S. troops are based oversea* would collapse. "We well might have to withdraw our soldiers from Japan and perhaps other conn- trie*," thi* official suggested Ht explained that the gov. trnmenu of tht countries involved could and perhap* would insist that U. S. soldier* b* subject in some degret to local arrest and local law. ImaaadlaU Action l«*n T1|t Justice Department asked the Supreme Court to review the Olrard cast and 11 hopeful of immediate action. Thert is less hop«. however, of a decision favorabl* to tht> government. On the day before Judgt MeGarraghy's ruling in th* Girard case, the Suprtm* Court expressed itself emphatically in the field ot personal rights. The court's position 1* wholly in defense of an individual's constitutional ri g h 1 1 against encroachment* by congressional investigators or federal prosecutors. This point of view w« expressed in extending the pro. tection of tht Constitution to several individuals who wer« Communists or who had had close Communist associations ' in the past. Having so carefully protected the right* of persons with a record of association with the Communist conspiracy, it generally Is asaumed here that the Supreme Court would equally defend tht coratltu- ' tional rights of a IT. S. soldier. DAILY CROSSWORD A Milk Record BRATTLEBORO, V«. A young registered Hohrttin owned by Jack R. Budd, Bellt- vtlle, Mich;, ha* produced three> time* as much milk and butterfat In a year as tht averagt U. S. dairy cow. Tht Hoistetn-ErieiUn AMO- ciation said the "hard-working" Holstein. Budd Farm Mistrtt Little Jo, produced Jl,«» pounds of milk and l.MS pounds of butterfat. __ This is a new high for Junior two-year-olds milked thrtt • time, daily, tht association laid. Tht cow hit htr peak, tht a*< toclttlon stld, in tht fourth month when sht avtragtd mort than 71 pound* of milk a <Jiy. ACROSS 1. Approach J. Talon 9 Having no fttt 10 Bathing le«0ll Ill I 11. Puree \1. To dry. ai lumber H Anglo. Saxon letter (var ) 15 Aiteruk II. Perform 17 Elevated train 19 Reach ic roil 19 Mile adults 20 Subservient n Broad Z3. The mi-antlme 25. Cut Irregularly 2T Simplest 30. Rubber Irci (Mix ) 31 Robuit 32 Ciy of pain 33 Music note « Organ of amell DOWN 1. Guernaeya 1. Brightly colored fush 3 Crowd 4 Man a riKkn-ime 5 Not aoiled « Fibber 7 Public notices I Covered with tsee* 11. Appear 11. Dead. lock U Not any 13 Young oyster 18 Sub.ide It. Imitate 21. Pitas- •ing 2J Tele. graph 24. Truat 2V Hawaiian da net :« us. torntory 28 Crmiolt 20 Melt •Itl'.V-l <M |M| :<i:») 11111 I.-. JLI | 4 III • I : 31. t'mploya 3« Heap 38. Ancient Creek city 37. Wtg«i 38 Back 40. Half an 'n» 4 33 Guldo'a hitfheU note It. Dttirt eagerly 38 Defect 3». Variety of Cibbigt «v -- th. Rod 41. Affirms- Uv* volta rr r-n fcf w TTI rr n

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