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tditorlal ... SAFETY GROUP SAYS 'BE SAFE ON FOURTH, BE AllV* ON THE FIFTH' * • • • From Independence, Calif., to Independence, Mo., to Independence, Vs., Americans will celebrate the 181st anniversary of their independence 6n July 4. In 1956, a total of 137 persons died in motor vehicle accidents during a one-day holiday. Seventy-six drowned. One was a victim of fireworks. Thirty- eight others died in miscellaneous mishap?. The last four-day Fourth of July holiday was in 1950. A shocking 491 traffic deathes were recorded. A total of 793 persons died from "holiday induced" misfortunes. Arid the traffic, accident death toll that year was well below what'it is now. What kind of Fourth of July will thi* be for the nation's motorists? For the swimmers? For the tots who twirl sparklers? It will be a fun-filled Fourth if it's properly controlled. On this 181st birthday of TJ. S. Independence, a look backward shows graphically how controls contribute to safety. In 1903, fireworks took 466 lives. The fledgling automobile—A stiff-jointed juvenile then—took only 400 lives for the entire year. Last year on the Fourth only one person died from injuries inflicted by fireworks. But on the highways between Independen, Calif.; Independence, Mo., and Independence Vs., 137 died in auto accidents in one day! The National Safety Council, in an effort to make this Fourth an accident- free holiday, urges motorists—and the swimmers who'll swarm the beaches and the youngsters who'll thrill at the excitement of fireworks—to "Be safe on the Fourth—be alive on the Fifth." The Fourth falls on Thursday this year, which means that most people will have only one day off to celebrate. But one day is long enough to post « shocking record of useless slaughter on the highways unless celebranU «xercise common-sense caution. So far this year, 10 persons have died on the highways in Brazoria County. That means that the county has every chance in the world" of topping last year's mark of 21, and proving again' that Brazoria Cbunty is one of the most dangerous places to drive in Texas. Iri order to keep this particular holiday from helping with this record, however, the Texas Department of Public Safety has regimented all its other departments—its inspectors, license and weight divisions, and other —to help the Texas Highway Patrol remove dangerous drivers from the highways. Inside Washington ... ONE THIRD OF LABOR IS WOMEN WASHINGTON—Paradoxical though it may seem, high administration officials were "delighted" with President Eisenhower's recent blueberry pie stomach upset. The cause of thjir delight was, of course, not the indisposition itself but the chief executive's remarkable comeback. Tlicugh the illness was not serious, it was extremely unpleasant. In Eisenhower's own words, "Gee, was I miserable!" He suffered three attacks of nausea and other un- comloriable eflects. Vet after only one day in bed, the President was back at his desk, full of vim, vigor and vitality, and ready, by his i\vn affirmation, io tackle a few steaks. Members of Ike's official family say his abili.y to shake off any weakening results of the stomach disturbance demonstrated dra- ira'.ically that his general health is excellent. The illness gave doctors the occasion to tust ti.lrt the President's heart action and the ex. i ol his recovery from the ileltis operation he underwent a year ago. On both count*,- the \erdlct was "perfect." * * * * • WOMEN WORKERS—Labor department figures reveal that women now comprise one- third ol the nation's labor force. Mrs. Alice K. Leopold, assistant secretary for women's affairs, has reported to Longresii that there are more than 22 million American working women, three million more than at the height of World War II and more than two and one-half times as many v as in 1920. The average age has risen from SJ in 1940 to 39 today. "They work," she added, "in almost every occupation, including the important short- • age occupation* of teaching and. nursing There ar* increasing .job opportunities for women, for exampl*, in th* radio and television industry, and in banking and accounting." • MORE MILDH EA1T AID—The administration is expected to ask Congress to provide more money for military aid to carry out the Eisenhower Middle East doctrine. Almost all of the »200 million authorized under the Middle East resolution .will hav* been expended shortly. A request for mor« funds appears likely. The President's special ambassador, em- Hep. James P. Richards (D), South Carolina, has told Congres* that if th* doctrine—which Mr. Fisenhower believe* vital to pe»c* in the oil rich ar*a—is to b* successful, "more 1 military money" will be required. * * * * • HELP FOR VACATIONIST! — Summer Bi*aiif vacatttw-tim*-to-th*-natie«al p*rk» for K>mt 59 mllUoti Am*ric»n men, women and children this month. However, to S.nator Richard L. Neuber- jer (D) Oregon, thi* mass movement to national fore«t* point* up th* need for a beefing-up of park facilities. Senator Neuberger and a group of Northwest senators are plugging for a Iff-year program to renovate the national park* and improve facilities for skiing, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, swimming and picnicking. Specifically, legislation introduced by Neuberger and hi* supporter* provides far a face-lifting for present campsites and oAa- tion of additional forest play areas. On Th« Side: POT OF BASIL EXPELS MOSQUITO BT E. V. BURLING Him and television producers art constantly subjected to the criticism that they produon too many sordid dramas dealing with erisM, drug addiction and alcoholism. Perhaps they do. However, let us not b« too hard on them. Consider th* productions of the so-called "legitimate stage." Eugene O'Neill's play "Long Day's Journey Into Night" was •warded th* Pulitzer Prize lor being "th* best American drama" of the year. This play deals with the family life ot a drug addict and three alcoholics. HOMES AND WOMEN Does your wife feature a long or short nair-do style? Don't answer me. It is none of my business. However, it is definitely youis and dMerves your clow attention. Short hairdo ctyl*i ar* much more expensive to maintain than long ones. It naturally follows that the popularizing of short hair-do styles great- lOSHW. Publ»h«J Mond»r througk Friow .fWrnoou it fcttfoft, Tuuw, b» HmUw JfublUliwi. Inc. JAMB3 S. NABOBS, JB. ...... '. .......... PUBLISHER GLENN HBATH .............................. EDITOK Xtmulk B. Dmblitcwi ............. Advc:-tumi! riiitcuii Geotgi BftAcota .................... AdvertUing M*n»2*r Vorrk Frtanaa ....................... Mechanical gupt. Tax lUaAVix ....................... OccuUlioa idiir.»aej KaWfU Dfciuby ............................ New* &iiu>f BUI McMiUTMt ............................ bpoiu Editci ftKaic. CldK .......................... 0((loc U»n*t«i gUBSCHIFIION BATES By carrier— 91. M p«r monUi. 112.00 p«r year. By m&il In Bri.u,ri& County — |i.OO D«r mont^, ll-.OO pee t«tJ UuUid* Be&aorl« Cttuiiiy— One year 111. GO, 4i< 7.00, thr«o tcQALaa \3.M. All m«U «ub&cripuoo4 M M£oo4 claw QiatUr llaicb XI, Uu^, leux, Poit OUine. tuulx tilt A*, cr*w W .«Urck t. Uio. \j inor.a*M th* income* ot h*lrdr*s««rs. And tnereby hangs a tel*. Th* Paris hairdr*iter* v.p.r« major factors i« popularising th* short hair fatrikM. It m*«nt so much mor* to them linanclally that they tbrMrteotd to expel from ttuir asM«iaU**i *«r hairdresser who attempted te pofularla* anjr long hair-do styl*. A«KIM« QueriM froaa olienta. Q. Under what klgri wa* th* thoroughbred Swap* born? Do you believe astrology can b* successfully used in race handicapping? A. Swaps was born under Pisces. His birthday it March first. Per- ionilly, I hav* no faith in astrology as a handicapping medium. However, th* distinguished ttargazer, Evangelin* Adams, said that a lot-ing thoroughbred sh* knew of was turned into a consistent winner with a change of jockey*. The new and winning jockey, said FvangeliBe, was born under a sign that was compatible with that of the horse .. . Q. What it the name of the herb that can b« used to keep away flies and mosquitoes? A. Parts restaurant owners ar* said to successfully us* the herb called basil in potted form for that purr«)se. A pot of basil is placed on each table. PLEASE MOTE Hav* you a son who was prematurely bom? Don't b« worried about the child's future. Many gr«*J men w*re ushered into th* v,oiid that way. One of these is Dr. Bela Sr.ii-k, the internationally celebrated pediatrician. Dr. Shick is now 80 years old, feels tine and is very at-tive in his profession. AMONG THE MARRIED In Tennessee a Senator proposed a bill permitting polygamy In th*t state. He s»id ht telt nuch legislation was necessary because of the surplus oil ucmen in tb* state. Also mat it was not light that so m&y women should be dumed th* joys of married life and motherhood. That h* believes many women wouid rather hav* a half or a third of a share in 4 husband than no husband at all. Would your wit* be satisfied with a one-third interest in you? Doel slot realize what a lucky y:l she if to h*v« a huaband all b*c owoT • Of M EDITORIAL PAGE BrMpipart and BraEoria County, Thuraday, Jun« 27,1967 THE SAND An fdffor's... COMMENT By GLENN NEATH On WarniiMfi About thi* time next year some of the oldtirners of the area ar* going to be doing double takes at the warning flag in the downtown Freeport park aret, in the event of the approach of a storm. For with the approach of the first hurricane of 1W8 the new streamlined set of storm sig- nals will go Into us* for the first time. Included In this set are some entirely new signals. Actually, the new set -jt signals takes effect Jan. 1, l>5g, but through-June, the only signal usually seen it the sma'l craft warning, and this remains the same. The public in general should welcome the new set ot signals. Try and Stop M0 •4y ilNNITT CIRF- A SMART-ALECK tMrittg alon« a narrow H«w Jersey *"»- pikt) at about 70 mil** an h*w wa* flagged by a traffic; cop. "You can't do this to m*," aoMaaa 1 MM smart-ale**. JTa* a ckx« personal friend *f «•• Governor Mtryner." * > "That's fine," ssrttmtil ' th* cop, heading hie* a MBV I . mon*. "I hop* you*! teU ' "f th* g»»«ti»oi Tm < thi* • «•«• Tto lat* was th* author •< often-quoted couplet: ••Im ttrad ot Love; I'm Met m*r* th*4 W Rhys**. But Monty gtve* m* at*** in* all th* ttee!" , , AM th*t emit] k* WM tk«m«-*t*( *f a a«w botfc Itotart Hcwhratwr call** «ar**r* af fameu* rich mm ft*at CM tan, t* TtMre** a gal la tat 0***. «horu* ISM wh* i •tarrtod. That la, UK'* witting, **ul a* I* k*r SMttm • MM. *r »na»M Cwf. MMrik«U« »r Mac Tt It'g "Athlete's Foot"! a» laaasaati M •j •i^BiHBI ••• TOfaUPadlt ar toti* ar* tw« vUlaltat yorn'r* aft to matt *» with at any pool thi* You'll probably recognia* th*m by another aame—athtete'i loot. A fungtt* infection, athUte't foot caa b* *aua«d by a nuaaUr ol mold-Ilk* organUnu that can M fouad luti about anywhere. Th* faTOrite toot tor th*a* fungi, bowt)v*r, is a moist floor such u Is found about pool* or to shower room*. H**uthful AdMttoa •Iwlmmlng an *»jnp«uU?« sporU ar* healthful activities. I certainly encourage aay of you who ar* aM* t* tek* advanUgt ol than. However, ]u*t btcaua* you ttke to iwlm, golf or play basketball doamt mean that you bav* U coot* down with a bad oaa* ol ringworm of tht) feet. Dont place all your truat In thoa* «how*r room and pooltid* loot bath*. They contain fungi- tidal solution* but generally ar* not too tucotaaful In combating qutrfttg a caa* (rf athlott)'* fo«t la U t«Uow UM** sump** nhta: 1— Dry jrow t**t MM wttk a tow«i af t«e rfwy Us* a cleatt, dry, astncMli to pat -not mis— UM aU» b*tw«*a th* toe* until tt it oo*»pl*4*ly tirjr. wtU tuBfua. loa* their strength vary quickly For anothar, th*jr ar* not atroog enough to kill all tfa* fungi, anyway. II th*y war*, th*y would take th* ski» rl«ht off yoar feat. Th* beat way to prcvant actual,! a— A dryiaf aatanptls powdt» k*«f your i**t dry an4 healthy. Mo*t pertotu caa vat Urn pat **nt bori* add la ordinary talcum powdtr, but occasionally some wiO btooatt *en*i Uv* tott. I—Wear a ckan pair of aockt or stocking* every day. And chang* thau during th* day If th*y become w»t fro« moicturt or *ic«HiT* .wrsplratlon. t—Alternate th* wcariai ol your ahoaa. Wear on* pair on* day and another pair tb* ntxt day. This giTe* each pair plenty of time to dry out btfor* you doa R. a. U.: What cauae* tb* akin OB a p*r*oe>'f body to baooot* dryt Anawtw: Th* character ol tht) skia Tarla* In dJflarmt I all, d*nnrtlng *oBMwh*t ot, th* For oo* thlog. th* solution* »ntoM»»t af wcreUoa froat th* tat to th* gtondi to th* akin. Dtatttrhaaeai la tb* giMs4s of intonal tacrttton, awsk a* lack ft thyroid Mention, may b* eon- tntMttoc th* for fcymai ti for they are simplified to th* point of being easy to remember, which th* old one* were not. Th* new set hat four differ* ent signals; the old set had six. The new set us** two different flag*; th* old set used three. Here 1* the new set: a triangular red flag means a small craft warning; two triangular red flag* m*an a gale; a sqtiaro red flag with a black square in th* celnter mean* a whole gale; and two square flag* with black centers, mean a hurricane. A small craft warning means winds up to 38 m.p.rn., at which point th* wind sways whole tre**; a gale Is winds 39-54 m.p.h., which at the highest level can tear shingles off roots; a whole gal*, character- ised by winds from 55-74 m. p.h.,, can uproot trees and caut* structural damage to house*; a hurrlcan*, blowing 71 m.p.m. tind up, it th* «am«, but mor* so. Th* old «*t ol flag -signals differed mainly in that th«r* was a different flag combination for four dlffer.nt direction* from which th* storm might strik* first. Beside* th* small craft warning, and th* two red squares with black centers, denoting a hurricane, which remain th* ' aam*, th* old s*t included: ' North**** storm, red triangl* with r*d square-black center below; southeast storm, sam* a* above but with positions reversed; southwest storm, red square with black center on top of a whit* triangl* flag; and northwest storm, same ai southwest but with positions reversed. This was a good enough system, but Its weakness lies In th* fact that with modern communication th* real teamen have better Information on th* weather, and amateurs seldom bother to remember th* complicated directional set of signals. The flag* arc hoisted only when the U. S. Weather Bureau author!*** local agencies to do so. That authorization U given when the Weather Bur- eiu believes that a storm it actually going to hit the area where th* flag was hoisted. It does not go up when there happens to kxt a hurricane in 111* Gulf, but no indication that it will strike. —f You're Telling Me la laalTilU, Va, S*V*B city i<tid*ls w.r. ousted Hreta their ob* when voter* piufcad ih*ir »ly«i Iml.ad. MfTtf ua4***a? iroai. la* paw.x of a wemaal I I I To snv« his nation money India's Prim* Minister Nehru goes about on a motor scooter instead of a limoustae. Wouldn't a blcycl* b* even cheaper? I I I A B*wsp*p*r m*4ical column sty* mani*a pcrsaot Uv* longer. Tk. writer m.tai- tUnk* F. E. T., lhat marri*d m.o li». U ihaii wiv«* kare poef National Report STATUE OF PRESIDENT TOP CAPITOL fEATURi • ^^ • ^^ . ,.. fA.t~«i jlt*kA*«.4.J By VICTOR WARTOFSKY UP Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — f T~ * colossal figure sea ted ln « parthenon-like temple has attracted more vtaltowban TO other monument in this city of monuments. . . . Since Its completion nnd dedication in 1922, well over 49 million visitors h ave P»»d homage before the statue nf Abraham Lincoln. And for those millions, the *'n« e . m "- ble memorial has been a shrine. * Guards at the memorial say those who visit usually come In hushed reverence. "There's no ban on hats or normal speaking - yet pMpl<» speak in whispers and rn*n bare their heads," one ?u»rd explained. . . Although the fi««. drive for * memorial to the Great Emancipator came two years •(lev his death, It wasn t until 1911 that Congress crea.ert the Lincoln Memorial Comrms- Tht ' commission members, under the chairmanship of for- rrifv President William Howar Tnft, chose a swamp as H site. House Speaker Joe Cannon warned that the "malarial ague from these mosquitoes will shake it to pieces." Other critics looking over preliminary plans said such .1 "cold Greek temple" was incongruous as a shrine to a man of Lincoln's warmth and simplicity. 9«T*n Slon*niH*rs But the men who fashioned the memorial were a» dedicated as the Civil War leader. Archi- ec Henry Bacon plan after pl»n until h« Choi* an edifice worthy of th* martyred president. Then h« handpicked a sculptor, Dunlal Cheater French, to design the «tatue. In preparation for modeling It French steeped himself In Tories and photographs of Lincoln. He decided to picture tht man us « seer, "frown" in thought, with hand* gripped around * massive chair. An Italian family of sfren stonecutters — father «nd six sons named Picclrilll—carved it out of 2B blocks of Georgia white marble. It took them four vears to carve and fit to- eether the 19-foot statue. The result was « statue of Lincoln facing th« entrance and looking out through the columns to the -Washington Monument and the Capitol. The effigy on a pedestal 11 feet high, l« a model of perfection. The memorial building it?elf Is considered to be on* of the finest works of architecture in America, Its classical lines ore based on the Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens. It has 3(1 Doric columns, «m« for each state In existence at the lime of Lincoln's death. The names of the present 48 Hates are inscribed above the columns. The Gettysburg and the Second Inaugural Addresses are cut into the walls at the right and left. Nearby is the Inscription: "In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, th* memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever." , FEARS TRANQUILfZERS WASHINGTON —W— Americans who have turned by the millions to tranqulllzing drugs to ease the pressures of life are lowering their own efficiency, a government mental health expert warns. Dr. Robert H. Fleix, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, said that normal, healthy persons should leave the drugs alone. He said he had heard reports that 30 per cent of all U. S. doctors prescriptions now contain some tranquiliz- tn. "I think a lot of it Is because the patient* Insist and there may not be an awareness on the part of some physicians that too much of this taking the edge off life Isn't good," he said. "Tension is * good thing, as well as anxiety, within Urn. its," Dr. Felix said. "Anxiety within normal 'limits is an essential part erf normal personality development." Most people feel tension, low of appetite, "butterflies," In the stomach and clammy hands when they have to make a speech or deal with • crisis in their lives, Felix said. Scienc* Today.... VIEWER CAN ESCAPE WITH NEW DEFENSE BT DELOS SMITH United Press Sci.nce Editor NEW YORK —(IB— A new, workable defense for TV viewers against boring TV commercials and tedious TV performers it to conduct a scientific experiment while waiting for the horrows to exhaust themselves. > You don't have to be a scientist to conduct this experiment. You just sit tiiere in the dark room, directing a steady stare —not at the brightly lighted screurt, but a foot to the left ot the screen. Then you Jerk your eyeballs rapidly to the right, in a sort of twitching movement. This twitches your vision rapidly across the screen, and the twitch should he halted a foot to the screen's right. Brush Off Ima0. Execute this meaneuver correctly and you'll discover you've brushed an Image off the screen and suspened it in thin air to the right of the aet. It stays there only a few thousandths of a second, but it Is there. That's the beginner's experiment. As you get good at it, you can start your twitching arc farther to the left of the tcreen and end it farther from the right. Then you can suspend as many as four images in a row. This is a TV viewer's defense which now is being tried out by a growing number of scientists. They got the idea from an English colleague, T. G. Crookes, who both originated It and worked out the science of it. The phenomenon 1* not new, of course. If you look at a lighted picture in a dark room or at a movie in a dark theater and Jerk your eye* away, your retinas will retain, for a flash ot time, blurred streak* of light. It is blurred light because the lighted picture comes upor* the retinas all at one time, and so do th* individual "frames" in the film of the movie. But the "frames" of TV reproduction don't come onto th* screen as wholes. The "frames" form top t» bottom with a speed which th* eyes are incapable of detecting, of course. The speed of the twitching eye when co-ordinated with the speed of the forming "frame" brushes the Intact "frame" / on the ser*t* and hangs it in the air. Crookes found that th* best distance from the TV for the experiment was at* te*t. At a clo**r durtanc*, th* string of su*pen*d images, overlap. At six feet, they are separated with space* between. DAILY CROSSWORD AOOM I. OHV. a. Po*tpon« 11. Harsnf u< II. Banish t). Porlinded 14. Inntr part of tlmplt (Rom I 19. Moth'* eldut son I Bib.) II. Exchangt IT, ExUt II. Liquid mcssurc It JewuH month 20 Relallvt 11 Win. vtutl 4 Artlcls V Spr.i* gnu to dry 0. Liquor battles 7. Put forth effort I Livtljr long * Rwtr (C«r ) 10. Period of llmt 21. IS Sioraft art* 33 Ik. 'Suckers" 111 MHure 20. Man < ntcknims 21 CIo», to 33. Wan. deri aim- Ictaly born. Mu*t* noli Putlio notic. Femal. nhiep quoted Particle* Rodents Jewish month Weather. cock w : .. n^M.i Tfeii4:l H'lTlii' Hi i I ."I u I" ,1 <' i i -in-; . KIJ «j.iH 'it t: HlifOfl 31 YMUr4.r't *»!•«• 17, Inventor «< ie»lng machine ( 38, Wetv*r'»' r**4 40. Am*** U. Devoured 28. Outcait clan (Jap ) 1*.Flock 31. Afflrmatlvt vote 31. Bonne wilmaU 8J At home 34 Rcfrtth 17, Trtya for hrtcki 3>. Winged <«. Inn 41 AM or FU 42 Conscious 41. 8*ow vehlclts 44. Untidy DOWN I W»p* 2. rorMd J. Dtp* out ^ *

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