The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on June 28, 1957 · Page 4
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Freeport, Texas
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Friday, June 28, 1957
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fcfitorfaf... U.S. F*f OS «D POLAND Of SPITf ATTACKS ON BRITISH RED TRADE It is more often difficult than easy to reeoncil* the federal government's actions and decisions affecting our Internal economy and global relations. When Oreat Britain decided a few days ago to resume trade with Red China, the U. S. State Department almost blew a fuse. Th« U. S., said Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, had made every effort to keep Great Britain from resuming trade with an enemy of the West. It is far from wise, he said, to maintain trade relations with any nation whote economic ability to make war against the democracies would be thus increased. But Britain paid no attention to U. S. warnings. She went right ahead with pUnc to resume full trade of so- called "non-strategic" materials with th* Red Chinese. Nothing it non-strategic as far as ths Communists are concerned. Every kind of goods is considered necessary to th« execution of Communism's great objective — to enslave the free world. Yet th« fre« world appears unconcerned, aiding and abetting the Reds in their grandiose plan for Communizing the world. Before th« U. S. government blames Britain for taking a wrong step, it should examine some of its own policies, especially those affecting our relations with Communist countries such ai Poland. No country i* "Redder" than Poland, claims to the contrary by some of our "striped pants boys" in the State Department notwithstanding. And no country could b« more quickly brought under complete control of th« Kremlin dictation than could Poland—if and whan they choose. On The Side: Yew can b« assured that Russia is permitting Poland to b« aggressi/-* for a purpose. And when that purpose is fulfilled, Poland will still be in the Communist sphere. Before the ink was dry on newspaper reports of the State Department's statements concerning Britain's decision to resume trade with Red China, the U. S. government approved a $1.3 billion expansion of the farm surplus disposal program after upholding administration plans to sell $85 million worth of surplus commodities to Communist Poland! The House passed the bill by a 344 to 7 roll call vote. It previously rejected 108 to 5 an amendment that would have blocked the Polish aid agreement aimed at strengthening Communist Party Bos* Wladytaw Gomulka in his dealings with Moscow. The bill would extend the farm surplus disposal program for another year and authorize the administration to sell an additional $1 billion worth of farm surpluses for foreign currency. Another $300 million worth could be given to needy pesrons at home and aborad. The United States has negotiated a $95 million aid agreement with Poland in hopes of helping it remain somewhat independent of the Kremlin. How naive can you get? What proof has the U. S. that whatever it sells or gives to Red Poland won't wind up in Russia? What proof do we have that the Polish ruler will see that the people get their share of these surplus farm commodities? Wliat assurance have we that the peopje of Poland will ever know where these commodities came from if and when they receive them? We are fooling 119 one but ourselves. THREE OUT OF FOUR ARE WIDOWS What fe the flnt line of UM poem titled "The Old O»ken Bucket?" Alked that question, ninety-nine and three quarter! of those queried will s*y it i* "D*«r to my heart are th« scenes of my childhood." And they »r« wrong. It if "Dear t* THIS heart are the scenes of my childhood." Many a wager has been loet OB that question. Anyway, the icenet of my ! childhood are not as dear to ' this heart at they might be. I never visit them. Haven't even visited m.r birthplace, though I pas* within a half a block of i* every time I motor out to Belmont Park. However, I am due shortly to have a riew of t village where •om* of the happiest days of my childhood were spent. That U Walker Valley, N. Y., where rny family spent many summera. I plan to pass through that lovely little hamlet on my way to the Ellenvllle Music Festival to attend a Slnkowski contest. The lost time I went to Ellenville was when I was 14 years old. At that time I wai bound for the County Wait. WIDOWS Three out of four wives can expect to b« widows. Tiiat, of course, is du« to the higher life e:;r.'ctancy of the female. It wn that highly cynical fellow, Thomai Fuller, who said, "Sorrow for a husband ii like * pain in the elLo'.v, tharp and short. An unjuit remark. The average widow of marriageable age in thii country usually waili about three and a half years before marrying again. The spice between marriages of divorcees is about two and on* half years. MASSING BY J. Fred Coot*. Veteran tuneamith. Comes •roaa our old neighborhood in Southern Brooklyn. Continues to collect much money from hi* old aongi. Every Christmas the royalty checks roll in from hia immortal Yuletide ditty "Santa Clau« Ii Coming To Town." Now he ii getting a multitude of royalty payments from the sing titled "Love Letters In The Sand" which he and Nick Kenny wrote about 2S years ago. OBJECTIOK A Sin Franciscan objecting to the accusation that women are habitually cluttering up their handbags with unnecessary article* says that when sending a tuit of her husabnd'i to the cleaners she found 38 different articles iri his pockets. She said * Mw.d»j through P.-IO.J ,ft..i.aein u K.^epoi;. T.«»i, by Rent* J-ubluh.i*. Inc JAMES S. KABOK3. ;R .................. PUBLISHER CLtNN HEATH .................... EUITOK KeonBt E. K. oi .uo ra ............ '.Ad;.r U .i,'. » C.OI,. B»c<,» M.rru !•,«.„ J «-'» Blder Advortl,,.,, »!*„«„,,.! g uw . Orculalio. M B r.. s .r SUBSCRIPTION KATES c*.rU.-»i.o« ,* t a,,,^ iu M ^ )aj Rj B«..orl» Count, _ S1.M Mr mOBU- |i: .. 0 , »r Bruori, Cou»:,-Or.. „,, lu.OO, t*> »7 00. tbrc. MM t«. All !..,,! .u^cnDd i T«*i., Fc.t. Ollice. under lh« Act «raw ft Much t. UIO. II www i*»a»tn«»afy artfelM. V*ry interesting. However, th* record for article* carried in a woman's handbag i* 4i. OKT IT RIGHT Aa to who invented th* non-skid tin and thu* WM added to th* list of benefactor* of th* human rac*. It was Harver F!re*»oji* who originated the* revolutionary Ure in 1900. The pubic wa* quick to tek* advantage ot the Firestone Iden. !• 1MM forty per ce*)t ot tine told w*r* non-skid. Im 1»10, • sixty per cent. AMONO TH* MAJUIIBD Th* moet perfect of fcwutiful female* ar* bora to devitaluwa 1 mother* wit* outdoor vlgorou* father*. These children are usually blonde*. When • man'* vitality Is low«r and the woman'* higher it wually result* Mi the birtk of a boy. That k what Dr. Charle* C. Itaye* of Seat* Maria, Call/., aaya hi* extensive. research indicate*. Se if your wtr* i* devitalized you may expect your child t* b* a beautiful blonde female. If you want a boy your wife will hav* to hav* you devitalized. ABKIM Q**ne* from client*. Q. In dUcuwing W ide. of major league baseball cluk* trav- eUnf by plane, this queaUon cam* up: Has there ever bee» an entire athletic team killed in an airplan* disaiter? A. Not in thi* country. But an Italian soccer team was completely wined out in a plane wreck ... Q. My claim i* that Eanr.on De Valera was born in Brooklyn and that his father was Spanish and his mother Irish. Right? A. You ar* in •nor, sir. D* Valera was born In Manhattan, at 42nd S*. and Lexington Ave., where the Chrysle* Bldg. now st.nds. Hit mother wa* Iribh. Hi* father a Cuban. PASSING BT A/lene Dahl. Magnificently proportioned, titian-treised actress. She and her husband, Fernando Lamas, ar* about to celebrate their third wedding anniversary. What wadding anniversary is that? I mean is it paper, wooden or linen? You should know, so you can be prepared for your friends' and relative*' annivenari** . . . B. Jay Becker, Bridge chau.p'on and astute commentator on th* wav to play the game. There are about 32 uiillijr bridge players in this country. So jour fon and daughter make a study of bridge A knowledge of the game can un- cirubledly be of assistance to them in the fu- Uue advancement of their business or social interests, or both. HORSES AMD WOMEN The Hollywoodlans with most beautiful ie&s art Marlene Dietrich, Virginia Mayo, Maith» Haye, Miui Gaynor, f'laudutle Col- bcit and Jane Wyman. That's what Willy d* says. He should know. He has been selling hosiery to Hollywoodians for 27 years. Willy says the "ideal" feminine leg measurefen: i» ankles, Bj inches; calves, 12i ani* thighs 19,. WICKED CITY Note Paris referred to as "a wiektd city." Pa/it 11 not so wicked. Just a little gayer than the average municipality. London u toiucwfiat wicked That is, in certain sections. In Sohc can be found the wickedest iquare irile iri the world. It is said to be wilder lean New York's Tenderloin ever wai. Even w:jdsr than San Francisco'i Barbary Coait wai in its heyday. Page I EDITORIAL PAGE Brazogport aud Brasoria County, Friday, June 28, 1967 FOUNDING FATHERS' DAY An Editor's. .. COMMENT By GLENN HEATH On Fire Ratfegs ,It appears by now that a number of years may pass before the integration of Velaico and Freeport will be considered essentially complete. And at this stage of th* game, there are some points in merging the cities that work has only begun on. Among these are the fire protection setup. The problem is not so much providing the actual factlltiei for protecting the town from fire, for these are ronsMered entirely adequate. Th* real job ii complying with what the State Fire Insurance Commission considers good protection. What firemen consider good protection and what fire commissioners consider good protection are two different things. For instance, th* Fire Insurance Commission says that after a city passes the 10,000 mark in population, a fire siren method of spreading the fire alarm to firemen is considered inadequate. Since the Freeport suddenly passed th* 10,000 figure by combining the towns to form a total citizenry of about 14,000, the city now has to pay a bureaucratic penalty. And Lake Jackaon, which may very likely pasa th* round figure before the end of nekt year, would then com* under the same requirements, and either comply or face the consequences. The penalty the cities must pay for growth is outlined in an edict from the Fire Insurance Commission stating that all major units of fire department equipment must be furnished with two-way radio. The** radios must be operated on a frequency different from that of the police department, which means buying another transmitter. Also, they must b* under the control of th* fir* department, not the police department, which the city would be prevented from economising by using tlie no- lle* dispatcher to handle fire call*. Fr*eport officials have maintained that not only would this radio control of fir* equipment be a (real deal mor* expensive than the present methods, but would also be lem efficient. After an hour or two of argument, the fire insurance men finally admitted that in the case of the Brazoaport system, the fire siren syitem would probably work better. However, they Mid that th* radio requirement had been established as the be*t means for the usual city of this .vre. and that they were not going to mak* any exceptions, even if it didn't apply here. The consequence* of not doing so is a loss of thre* percent in fire insurance credits. The Commission has agreed that this penalty will not be applied this year, but will be next year if tn* radio equipment ia not installed by then. On* of the object* of th* talk* between Fr*«port offi- cals and th* fir* insurance commissioner was the hope of gettting the key fire insurance rate equalized on both ildei OH the river. In the old Velasco, th* key rat* is 41 cent*. In the old Freeport area, the key rat* 1s 39 cents. One of the requirements of equalization Is the combining Try and Stop Me By BINNETT CG*F- of th* two fire departments Into one, with a single fire chief. Alao, the Velasco station must have full-time paid firemen, as Freepvrt does. But that Is just the beginning. Before the hey rate would be finally equalized, the water system* ot the two citiei must b* tied together with an eight- inch main at the dead end of th* Old Brazos, and also at the new bridge. City itaM members say that this would oause approximately a MVM percent credit on the key rat*, but would also cost about $40,000. Officials are go- Ing to make a study to see which would cost the nubile mo«t — taxes for the tie-in, or coatlier premiums on their insurance policies. A* a matter of fact, the city find* they on gain the same credit on the kay rate — seven percent— merely by adopting the building code recommended by the state. But this may not be worth the credit, either. For some of the rutrictlons in the building cod* are *o stringent as to discourage any commercial development within the city. If the city determines that thii code does serv* to prevent any worthwhile growth, they will agree that they can live with th* higher rate. But aomething Ihat both Freeport and former Velasco officials still want to know is: why is Freeport debited 10 cents for Inadequate codes, and Velasco seven eents for the same thing, when Freeport's building code i* better than Velasco's was? Th* Commissioner dodged this one somewhat. They Intimated that maybe ihsre wer« different ways of looking at building rod^t, according to the size of the city. Which shows that stain gov eminent is not free from the bureau characteristics and characters one usually ssaoci- au* with a federal bureau. W HEN WILLIAM FAULKNER visited Japan on behalf of the State department, he spoke to a conclave of several thousand students. Few understood what he was laying, but all were deeply respectful. Faulkner *pun out one amuiing anecdote for 15 minutes, at the end of which time the interpreter thought it wi»« to repeat the story in Japanese. This he mart- aged to accomplish in leas than 20 words — yet the audience burst out into tumultuous laughter. "How could you tell my itory in so few words?" asked Faulkner. "I didn't tell it at all,* admitted the interpreter. "I simply said 'Mr. Faulkner ha* ju*t told a v*ry funny rtory. Everybody will kindly laugh.' " • • * It begriiu to look, opine* Col. Franci* Duffy, u though UwjrS* traniformed the Ship of State into * Revenue Qutter, Me *l*o dla- cov«r*d on« pla«* wh«r« a wif* la Mger to do bar huabwtd'a bidding: 4 bridge table. <b !*»'. b/ B<uuHtt Cert Ci*tn6ul*4 t>> You're Telling Me By WILLIAM IUTT AS A WOMAN tourist snapped its picture in Great Smoky Mountain National Park, a bear dashed up, snached hc-r purse and made off with it. What's wrong with ihat? — perhaps Bruin was just collecting a modeling fee. ! ! ! For several days a mynah talking bird in Clifton, N. J., has been relating over and over, "It's warm! It's warm!" Apparently, the heat's got him, too! I ! ! Tb* Coast Guard itporti thua an 150 ic«b«rgs la lh« Hor:b Atlantic today. Too b«d en* ot '*m can't float thl» war. I ! 1 A British climbing team has reached within 150 feet of the wowclad peak of Mount Macha Purchare in Nepal. At this time News Comment... RETALIATORY POWW WORRY FOR SOVIETS Bv CHAHLSS M. McCAKW UP Staff Cerrespondont Soviet Russia is signs of serious anxiety ove. the nurlcnr weapons si«"« ll »"; For one thing, It Is harri!} likely «hat unless the Soviet govcrnmrnt had been worried it would have acceptor!, *"f years of refusal, the principle of aerial inspection to guarantee compliance with any agreement to suspend nuclear weapons tests. Anxiety seemed shown also by the series of dire threat* which Premier Nikolai A. Bui- ganin made to Allied rmintnes if they permitted the establishment of guided missiles bases on their territory. Gromrko Complains The latest indication of Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko. Gromyko summoned foreign correspondents in Moscow to his office to complain with un- 11 s u a 1 bitterness against a statement made by (Jen. Lauris Norstad, supreme commander of Atlantic Treaty forces. It had been disclosed on June 22 that Norstad told n congressional committee that if Russia started » war, the Allied forces could destroy all essential Soviet military targets. Gromyko said that Norstad's statement was not the "m*r« raving of » boastful general" but part of » plot to block t disarmament agreement. He comrl»l np d e«p«cl»lly that the statement came at a time when partial «<reement on disarmament seemed possible at last. Gromyko did not mention the fact that NorsUd h»d said ihat the Allies never would start a war and that he did nnl think Russia would start one either because of Allied power of retaliation. Hurt Good R.tion He did mention the recent statement of Nlkita S. Khrushchev, the Soviet Communist leader, that Russia had perfected a hydrogen bomb no powerful it could not be tesifd "because neighboring countrte* might suffer." The fact Is that Russian leaders have good reason to be worried over what might happen in a third world war. From the Allied viewpamt, the evident Russian anxiety In certainly a good thing. It is Allied striking power alone that has induced the Soviet government, In a radical departure from ita policy of secrecy, to accept the principle of aerial inspection which alone can guarantee compliance with jny disarmament agreement. TEST FOR ALCOHOLISM REVEALS HABIT TREND BT LOUIS CAS8EL8 UP Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON —Hit— Alcoholism creeps up on you. Medical history records a few cases in which people seemed to become alcoholics as soon as they started drinking. Their susceptibility was so great that addiction came virtually with their first drink. But the overwhelming majority of alcoholics slip gradually into the stage of uncontrolled habltuation, usually after years of what they regard as "social" or "moderate" drinking. They deny, even to themselves, that they arc becoming alcoholics. And they buttresi their denials with many popular misconceptions about the nature and symptons of alcoholism. The best hope of arresting the spread of alcoholism, authorities say, lies in persuading its potential victims to recognize the danger signals and to seek competent help NOW. Dang*r Signals Listed And what are the danger signals? "The first sign of abnormal drinking," says Dr. Paul H. Stevenson, alcoholism expert of the National Institute of Mental Health, "is apt to be a change in the person's drinking pattern." Mrs. Marty Mann, a recovered alcoholic who is now executive director of the National Council on Alcoholism, listed several other "early symptons" of alcoholism: "Making promises about drinking." Lying about the amount of frequency of drinking. "Gulping" drinkt Taking a drink BEFORE go- Ing to a party or appointment where drinks undoubtedly will be served. Feeling the necessity to have drinks at certain regular times, and with any special event. Feeling that you "must" have drlnki for weariness, nerves, depression or to maintain I "pleasant" disposition "for the sake of others." There Is, moreover, one test which you can use to determine whether your dependence on alcohol has reached the stage of an il'ness from which you require outside help to recover. How To T.11 The ten is this: Set yoursc-lf a daily ration of drlnkn, not less than one and not mere than three. If you're not a dally drinker (and some alcoholics confine their drinking to weekends) then the ration should be for those days on which you d» customarily drink. Decide that you wilt stick to this ration for a fixed period, at least three months, beginning now. You must not exceed the ration under any circumstances whatever — weddings, funerals, sudden death of a friend, inheritance or promotion. No "special occasions" or other excuses must be allowed, or you have flunked the test. Any norrn.M drinker, even one used to drinking regularly and fairly heavily, should b« able to pass the test. But the chances are a hundred to one against I true alcoholic passing It—or even being willing to try it sincerely. Lookinq Back IT HAPPENED . . . JUNE 21 S years ago Dr. and Mrs. Fayette Estill have received an excellent report about their son, Billy, who is spending six weeks at Razen Ranch in Kerrville. Billy has scored the highest among all the boys at the ranch in rlflery, and has also obtained honors in archery. 10 years ago The Scottish Rite Club of Brazoria County met in Angle- Ion with dinner in the privat* dining room ol Warrens Cafe. Jack Sampson of Lake Jackson is president and Lester Burns of Alvin is secretary. 15 r*ar* **e We welcome Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Fluker and son of Hawkins as new residents ot Oyster Creek. Men lack the courage to wear brighter clothes, says th* woman mayor of Bridllngton, England. Guess she hasn't seen any of those new sport shirts. ! ! ! With summer officially h*r*. Ih* days hav* already feefiui la get shorUr and shorter — but not, unfortunately. coolM. DAILY CROSSWORD of year mountain climbing seem to dumb a tpuft AC'rlOM 1 Greek inland B Language lEur l 11 Shade of i yellow 12 Of the axil 13. Omit H Bkin I rinorder :15 Breezy 16. Epulle 17. Nor*e god 18 None 16 New England state labbr 10 An Engluh I king 23 Ptmal* 125 Put mio } bondage 27 Krat It County Itng | 33 Farm animal 33 Biblical name 34 Nickel uyin I 39. Paru of >ho« 38 Barbed apear 40 Bottom of hull 11 Chrmtma* | «°"» 42 Character. .43. Nimble 44 Meaning lit. H«aeuy DOWN 1 Split J. Trusted 3. Arabian chietta.n 4 Bird i W. I.) & Conipaa* point iabbr t A Liquid 'A Muff 9. Co»l part 10. Card gamt 16. Without a top 18. Hitler'. ft'-h 31. Tiny «. Con- June, lion 23 Evening i pott l 24 Damp it Biblical na:r.i ID i 17 Uncer. tamtiea 28 P«ri»h 30. Embrace I var l 31 Firearm* 33 Hugged mountain ill! juriki , UM MI'JCK '.»." 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