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Freeport, Texas
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Tuesday, June 25, 1957
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Editorial. .. INFANT GROUP IS CHIEF VICTIM SINCE POLIO VACCINE APPEARED With the introduction of the Salk i-»ceine the polio picture in this country has undergone a radical change. Since this change ha* a bearing on Ihe heailh of your entire family, you sught to know about it. Here's what happened in the past fe\v years: Children from five to nine years vd used to b* one of the largest group -if victim?. In 1952 they accounted for M percent of all paralytic cases. By now most of these ^chool youngsters have been vaccinated and the poropor- iion of cases among them is declining. r n 1956 it dropped to 16 percent of all case*. That's the bright side of the picture. Of course, with a decline In one »ge group, there has been a corres- aonding rise in percentages among oth- jr age groups not yet protected by Jalk Vaccine. The big increase i* among preschool youngsters under five years old. fa 1952 they comprised 29 percent of paralytic cases. In 1956 the proportion had climbed to 39 percent. Infants one and two years old had the highest percentage of all. That's why polio workers urge that they be first on the vaccination list. The next most vulnerable group in the new polio picture are teenagers and young adults from 15 to 40 years. In 1952 they comprised 33 percent of paralytic cases. In 1956 the percentage was 34 percent. Since polio paralysis is especially disastrous to wage earners in a family, they need protection urgently. Think these figures over. If your school-age children have been vaccinated, that's fine. But don't forget the other members under 40 in your family, starting with the baby. Paul Harvey News... DISARMING L/Kf FIGHTING WEE DS B T PAUL HARVEY IP 135S. at the Summit Conference in Geneva, they told in di*armam!nt was the only alternative to world destruction or world bankruptcy. But tr«i first-step disarmament is still bo?ged dowm in what Secretary Dulles callj • procedural complication*." If aar progrrm it announced »« a r»»ult of the current Londoa conference on the subject, defense appropriations will b« slashed, >| Wall Street will fall out of bed. and hon»«-grown Cora- rniei will recruit more bedfellow* with. "See, we're not so bad aft«r all!" Then, after a tew weens or months th* Moncow mask will slip a bit... We'll »e« that the phony smile wan cam o-jllaging the same old Russian determination to socialize tht world. And »•• will rush around issuing suppie- n.eiital appropriations, reidentifying domestic Ueds. reactivating aircraft production line*. \Ve will have lost face. time, economic liability, weapons potential and our national composure ... WH:« the unperturbed fl.iifian* -will Dave ,,. ow*""! raUnllsaaly along ttieir P» th to conquest, undisturbed by the "fa'te ala-m." Our Administration takes shredf of e-i- d;-iice and exaggerates their importance. When the Russians canceled government bond payments, official Washington construed tl>al to mean they war* in economic trouble. That the pinch of excessive nuclear expenditures was too much. Maybe, the White House reasoned, th* On Th« Side: PARKED CAR TOW Br E. V. DDHLIHO How would you like to be a mind reader? Or how would you like it if ; our v.ife wa* a mind reader? In that high!;. r> •!(• play titled "A Visit to a Small Planet," th* stranger from the other world can read minds. This h* enjoys do- | ing. Especially reading female minds. A professional m i n d I reader one* offered to teach »• th* art. It seemed I an attractive offer but I j turned it down. I figured it th* news got around that I v. u: a rrjna reader I couldn't get anybody to ploy poker with me. Be.-.ides, 1 am no', particularly desirous of knowing too much as to wiiat people are thinking about n,e. 1 get enough of mat in the mail. MO PARKING The "No Parking" Signs in Manhattan are being widely and steadily ignored. It it not uncommon to a*e an automobile parked in front of a fire pKi2- What New York Cay neeai 11 a \ ery actue "to* away 1 ' squad to take tare of the paikinx violators. The London ponce departrnen has a sqjad 'ft £0 "to** av ay" cars. Paikin^ violators i!.tie return to fu.rt the.i" aiitoinoo.^':! gone. i:,em ba'.K. A3KIMO y'.i-i.c« fioni i.-.-n'.- Q \Vi.o ',i:^;r..,'.til Russians would be compelled by economics if rot by ethics, to reform. Th« fact is that they are not going to reform and they are not going to disarm and th« -world's chances for peace are much better if we remain awar* of that fact. When our President suggested throwing optn the skies over the polar wastes. Krush- cntr roe***d at the proposal. Called it "com- ktl." "a joke." And It war. Wr-en Khrushchev repeated his iwo-year- oiJ recommendation for ifround inspectors at specified posts on both sides of the Iron Cur- ism, w« immediately branded the idea worth- lp;t, except that it would afford opportunities for increased Soviet espionage in t h e United States. Which it would. Comprehensive disarmament, the kind that would reduce and eventual.y eliminate costly nuclear weapon?, is not in the cards. Our tiny seven per cent friction of the earth s population can't risk it. It would be rational suicide for us to destny this equalizer which cuts Asia's borders down to our .vit. Then what's all the talk ajout? Well, I suppose we havg to keep aiming at international agreement. We -will not agree, any tr.ort than a man a'nvays agree* with his own friends, hi* o-vn e.nployers or employees. But the pursuance of peace is obligatory if only to demonstrate our good intention?. As we try to live up to the Ten Commandments, even when we know no mortal can. As the farm r fights weeds—not to win- but just to stay even. ' F-i.Ui.Kl k... i.i :. ...-3 t .,., • ;•.<:. .vx.u .t r.ttl^-. Tl .... !.., In.,.-* I'.i.u.!,,:.. Ir.l JAME^ b. ^ABOHc. Jrf Fl/cl.ISHEH '.I.KNN HEATH f.l'iluH Tci Heod .. ul;._. Mk.-,»it SUB.-CKlr'llor. liAli.^. 11. .. Ll U^^n-.L ClMI, year. OL.U^U Br.^wrw ( .<, ..v.j -<Ju« /e_t •OOnfciw I7.U6. Uiitc C,0:.LJ.» ^i ,'J. A,J L.^j'i U »<.4<ll.a i-U-i ir.<iur M.. t o Jl. liii. »; it. ej.u*. tool Oiiue. u^uci ii« Atl ci Cwt> «»» «( Muck s, line. -AWAYS EFFECTIVE the phras* th* '"Iron Curtain'? A. Winston Churchill in a speech at Westminster College. Fulton, Mo., on March 5, 1946. J. Who said, "All the things I like are illegal, immoral or fattening? I say it was Alexander Woolcott. My wife says :t wai Dorothy Parker. Who is right? A. You're both wrong. It was Fannl* Hurst. Q. Has any major league baseball player ever been killed by being hit b a pitched bain Was the pitcher in 1h« ca«* trying to "dust of(" the man fatally hit? That it, trying to drive htm away from the plate? A. A New York Yankee player named Chapman died after being hit by a pitched ball. It was considered itnctly accidental. WORKING HOURS What were the best working houi's yoj ever had? For a brief period I worked as a hotel room clerk. I woiked a "long day' 1 and a "short day". The long day was f.-o.-n iiX am to noon. From six p.m. unti! •- '- n.ght. The short day wai irom noon r p.m. Wnat I likeci about these hours . that one day you had the afternoon off and could go to the bail park or races. On the "short" day you could sleep late. Then after working in the afternoon you had the night off. This variety added plenty to the spice of life. Eip* c ' ai 'y f'' r » young fellow. FIRST BABY In 1930, a Bntith bride, ti.en 22, made the following fantastic statement, "1 want complete freedom wr.en I am vour.t*. I air. i.ot yoing to have a baby ui.til I am 4U ,.L-ais old." There are several living v/.i- neiits -Aho heard this itrange j-en.ark. Recently t.'iU v.oriian. now -is, ^a'.e r^nn to her fn'it Laoy juit as :-.l.e planned. She is said lo i.c piannirig to :,j~. e ;;nolhLY Laoy v.hen sr.e is 50. MOSQUITOES Wnere in this country are foi^nd t_ne most aggreisive mosquitoes? Some people 5 ay it is in Texas. Others claim it is New Jersey. However, twr.e experts on the subject are now maintaining that tr.e most ag- grussivt, ciangerouj and irritating rnosqui- to<--s arc found in Ne»/ York City in the Borougns of Iht Bronx, Brooklyn, Kichn.oiid and Quccrts. MaJ.r.dttan is exec-pled. There are no i;.oi>o.uiio breudin^ swar.ips in that Lorou^ii. The*fc Ntv York City mosquitoes are being called "flying tigers." Their bite a very larga iwuiliug. At times aj rfeVww «f en tatatnet fnsjtV EDITORIAL PAGF Page 4 Braaospor and Braioria County, Tuesday, June 3&, 1987 CHAIN LETTER National Report .... CITIZENS TO PONDER CAUSE OF INFLATION By 'LYLE C. WILSON WASHINGTON — TP<— Young Robert M. White II took bov^s today around the • .square. Jn Mexico. Mo. So did L. M. (Mitchi White. Young Bob and old Mitch are co-eilitors and co-publishers of the Mexico, Mo., Ledger, one of the better small town dallies in the' United States, circulation 7.000 in the lush and bountiful cen'.ral part of the state. Mitch and Bob are father and son. They had a look, last January at President Eisenhower's bis spending budgat thd they have been noting the creeping inflation currently overrunning the United States. Meeting in Washington Monday was the National Citizens Committee, to Curb Inflation, which was born of Mitch and Bob's contemplation of what was happening to the U. S. economy. Try md Stop Me -By BENNETT CERF/"•AMPUS SAGES ... At Michigan, Ben Fairlen opined, V-i "speakers have been showering u* with pearls of wisdom for centuries, and it all their valuable advice were laid end to end, it would still be just as good as new. Very little of it ever has been used." . . . Home economics prof at Arkansas, "If you don't want your children to hear what you're saying, pretend you're talking to them." ... For its twentieth reunion, the class of 1938 at Princeton compiled some unusual statistics. In 1958, for instance, the class as a whole weighed three and a half tons more than it did at graduation. Oh, that easy living! . . . Advice to an economic* class at Heed: "It pays to live within your means. Rtmember, a small part of what you cam (till belong! to you!" Angry note bom* from a plump, spoiled little girl la her first week at camp: "You'll have to Mnd me aome big box** of cookie* and caodin; all they t*em to *erve here i* braakfut, lunch, and tupper." C 1K7. by Bennett Cat. Cl2tr!tult4 by Klof Features DradluU. Going Abroad? You Need A Proof Of Vaccination ly HUMAN H. lONMSUi, K.». THE United stale* hai made j you may be subject to tacclnfction great steps in eradicating many or *urveillarice up to 14 days. tilMaje*. Many other countrie*, bowerer, have not h"n so fortunate. Health Problam With modern u'. - -iiing it relatively simple -^ .j .-o..\ the U. 8. to virtually a:iy > v."e;' u 'a nation In a matter of h,ars, this could become quite a serious health problem. But the U. S. Public Health ["heae foreign quarantine regulation! are based on the Incubation Service and the World Health Organization have ettabllihed regulation* detigned to prevent toe *pread of infection* di«ai« from one nation to another. Certificate Required If you do go abroad, you v.ill need an International Certificate of Vaccination to do to. In order to enter or re-enter. the United State*, you will need! valid certificates aliening to thej fact tiiat you have bteu vacu- 1 aa-ted agairut cholera, tmillpox and yellow fever, depending on »hich country you have visited. 3u<aar.rinB Period period of the varloua . Batter cheek with your local health or federal government official* to determine )oit what disease protection you ll need when zoing abroad. Then see your doctor or health department for the proper vaccl- nutloni. Aiid be iuris to obtain the needed official form* certifying your immunization. Incidentally, better not plan on bringing back any p«U. The United States s.nd many other nation* . havt atrong regulation* tna importation of bird*, dog*, •jaU and monkey* which might haia paltUcod*. This U a disease, usually found in parrots, parakeet* and lov « dutlue , tt „. to treatment with If prove you have large dow* of QDUTON AXD AMSWtt A. Q. O.: I* piiitlc turgery on tiie no** d&uyerou*? Aiswer: H**tU surgwy on the no*e U no more dang«roo* "— ii j-uu uaau-iyw piuvv JTVM **«».»«> *>*v""- ••* •'*— -——-•-• v u4 th* required vaccUuUoDA. othet operallv* ytoetaurtt 0 1B7. Kit* tmtiat tnAcUfc I"fc *- '"' The committee will meet here for two day* to hear a discussion of inflation and what to do about it. The speakers ar* big name economist*, bankers and members of Congress. Assembled for the meeting here are individual? pretty well representing all parts of the United States. Fact of Importance The fact that the committee exist* at all and is meeting here with an imprenive program of speakers is a political fact of. considerable importance. The meeting is further evi< dence that the people of the United States are beginning to get the word on inflation and what it will mean to them U it continue! uncontrolled. Fire and flood tofether cannot match uncontrolled inflation'* ability to kill and to destroy. Out of the White*' conviction that the inflationary trend had become dangerous cam* a letter signed by a score or more citizens of Mexico, Mo., addressed to th* two U. S. senator! from Missouri and to one or more members of the Missouri delegation in the House. It may be significant that thu substantial letter of protest, out of which grew a national organization aimed at curbing inflation and reducing government spending, came from the heart of nn area known a* Little Dixie. Audram County and some adjacent counties in cen'ral Missouri ar* as Democratic as south Boston and almost as Southtrn in thought a* Mississippi. President Harry S. Truman's big spending operations did not turn a hair in Little Dixie, nor did FDR's uninterrupted scries of federal deficit* exeiu pro- teat. It is notable now, however, that the challenge to big spending comes largely from Democrat* \vhose party so happily supported the Roosevelt-Tru- ir.jn habit of spending annually more than, the T_r«isciry collected m.taxei. '' • Blamed Oa Polict** The fact of inflation in the United States U generally, but not wholly accepted. Some congressional Democrat* contend that the steady riw in prices U I'auksd by me administration's hign interest-hard money policies. Huwever that may be, prices are going up. Ewan Clague told ths United Press that the May (igure (ur the coil of living probably will ihow anoth- tr rue for the ninth month m a row. Clague i* coiriir,i^£,i(jiic-r of trie Bureau of Labor Statistics v.fiuii rnoiitnly computes ti.e cuniurncr price indfx. The May figure will be out Tuesday. Moreover, government economists concede that prices will continue to rise moderately through the rest of 1857. The monthly rises have been small, but thty add up. They could—arid may — add up in time to the place where u 10 cent cigar would cost $100, assuming that the cigar dealer would sell one at all for mere money, even U. S. money. AD Islington, England, woman celebrated her 102nd birthday by telling reporter* a bit of whisky help* one live lorg- tr. It could alio make you feel, tli« might nave added, Uke a two and not a 102-> ear-old. Foreign Ntws Common? .. • RUSSIA SMOIS SHOW FOR ARAB COUNTRIES Br CHARLES M. MeCANN Ot> BttN C»rr»spM4*iit Soviet Russia seems to be making a determined effort to establish iwelf at * Mediterranean power. Several motives htve been suggested for the current movement of Rutilan naval unit 1 ! into the Mediterranean from both tht Baltic and Black Sea». Officially, three submarines which went into the Mediterranean from the Baltic, after moving ostentatiously through the narrow English channel, have been handed over to igypt Officially alto, a cruiner, two escort ships and thr«e motor torpedo boat* whfth entered th* Mediterranean from the Black Sea are preparing for maneuver!. Two Art Bit But two of th* three submarine* are big ones which T.gypt could not possibly man even if they were suitable for its me, presumably in blockading the Gulf of Aqaba to Israeli shipping. Th* two big ones may have been moved in to «py on the powerful United States Sixth Fleet, which ii based in the Mediterranean. Ai regards the "maneuvers" explanation for the presence of th* surface craft, there is good reason to believe that Runia Ii making a show of strength for the benefit of the Arab countries, to demonstrate that the Sixth Fleet has no monopoly in Mediterranean waters, Print* L«k» The movement probably is intended also as an answer to tha recent visit of the British warships to Turkish ports in the Black Sea, which Russia likes to think of as a private lake. Turkey is somewhat disturbed by th* Rmsian activi- ity. For more than a century, Ruuia has been trying to break Turkey's control of the Dardanelles Straits, which link* the Black Sea with the Meditreranean, In order to gain free access to the Mediterranean. o.l crl.«l. which hM '«« *« country without «n »ff«tlT« government since M»y "• Man after man hM rriH vainlv , 0 form • wWlejbl- n«t. Indication* "".f!"'"*?* Giovanni Oronchl will have to out it up to the electorate by ?«llinff For an election, on. year nhtscl of time. Gamble Livod's insurance >"«'«*writers of London, Iht world « bluest gamblers, are RCttlng re"» to »l •>«» °n in* rh.n«J th«t atomic power plants mlfht accidentally blow up. , A committee of th* •»™*- tion will make public tonight a report on whether ln*ur*nc« companief should i«>i« po»- ties protecting aRainst p»«ce- tlme nuclear disast»r«. Insurance companies all over th* world are expect^ to ' 011 » w Lloyd's lead. Draft Watch for deUrmined — and potsiMy successful — it- tempt by the opposition to end conscription for th« new west German army when the government reports to Parliament Wednesday on tht recent drowning of 1J maneuvering draftee* in the Iller Rlvar. The draft bill barely squeezed through Parliament last year. Defense Minister Frant Josef Strauss spent the week end consulting 30 ifenerali and admirals on th« bent way to meet oppo.iition attacks. Spcrle Outlook The weak International entry list in the Wimbledon tennis tournament starting in London today ii spurring demands for an "open" world championship in which professionals and amateun would compete against each other is th»y do in Rolf. HEWS OUTLOOK United Pr»« correspond•tilt around the world look ahoad at th* n»ws that will make th* headlines. Chill Relations between Soviet Rutnia and Commxrins) China are due to suffer a chill. Mao Tse-tung, the No. 1 Chincre Red leader, is expected to vi^it "independent" Communist iaader Wladyslaw Oomulka of Poland next month. The Rus- liinf tried hard to get Mao to visit Moscow first. Latest word is that Mao refused, even though he has to pasi through Motcow to get to Warsaw. He taid th* Poles invited him first. DaahMl Hopes The impending Senate fill, buster against the civil rights bill has all but dashed the hopes of congressional leaders for an Aug. 1 adjournment. Optimist" on Capitol Kill now say they may get away by mld-Auguit. The pessimist! say Labor Day weekend in more likely. •null Western air observers smell a rat in the Moscow announcement that the big annual air ahow set for June 30 has been cancelled because of "unfavorable weather forecasts." The cancellation wai announced last Friday—nine days ahead. The expert* believe the Russian air force planned tn stage some sort of dramatic exhibition of Soviet air might, but that something came unstuck. Looking Back IT HAPPENED . . . JUNE H I roars ago Mrs. George Garrison is vacationing at the Bernard River home of her son, Robert Ed for the week with plans for relaxation only. 10 yean ago Two graciou* hostesses entertained eight tables of bridge in the Gray residence, which wai attractively decorated with summer floyers. Hosteises wer« Mrs. Ralph Gray and Miss Annette Greer. High score wai won by Mrs. Clinton Grell, low by Mrs. J. A. May. II years ago Mrs. R. P. Kelly and Mrs. Z. B. Capps have returned to thtir former positions with Brock* man's Federated Store. You're Telling Me By WILLIAM RITT WHILE Queen Elizabeth watched the Horse Guardl troop the colors a huge fly circled about her head until ah* swatted it. Guess if a cat can look at a king an insect ought to be able to buzi a queen. ; i i A United Nations report sayi births occur at the rate of S.OOO an hour throughout the world. Looks like we're in for a baby sitter shortage. ; t t A Soviet scientist, L. I. Dedov, Is quoUd In th» Pr&vda, Motcow newspaper, as predicting there'll be rocket fllghti from earth to around the moon and back to earth without landing. Snrt of a non-sto|) round-trip sight-seeing tour? DAILY CROSSWORD ACROSS 1 Olrl . name J Aitringent fruit 0 Projecting roof ed|i« 10 Gipca 12 Revolve 13. Apprehtftd U Famous plrete 15 It i* icon- tricltdl 16 Biblical city 17 Hilf an tm 13 Greek letter 19 Cuiulella- tlon 20 Kxp^ritnct again 23 Comply 'it iiirr.pU 26 Dccurate 2t Merchant jl Fic« il Pa.try duiert 33 Greek Idler U. Whether 35 S»ult St. Marie C»naJ 3« Spirit 3d. Typewriter roller 40. Wavy (h»r.) 41. Stonecrop 42 CuU Into Cube* 43. Lain 44. fn HU'Jci .-lU'lU.'JD! MU: -ju'Jii '.;a u« ,JJMI:I a, 1,3 :>' <i: H'J •) .7iU;-.i i cim i ;iLiiiii ao no unur/ nau MilJOJ 4 U<1'j:i 3 Dispatch 22 Doc. 4. Lik* trine 3 Damaacua 23. Tierra is its del capital Futfo t Man'* Indian nirne 25 Anger 7 Be in debt :« Itum- I Uuarantt* blea Ivar I IT. Han» Glacial aack- ridge ei 11 Winder It Di»13 Observant charges, 37. At on* fire ii moisture time 18 B.tjhca) 30 Vexes 39 Any fruit name 12 Verate drink 1». Alltep 25 Slupfly 42. Dutch 21.PlaccJ 3« To plfa>< labbr I IX) WN 1 Plunder 3 HomaJi poet rjpc »aT

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