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Freeport, Texas
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Tuesday, July 2, 1957
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Editorial ... LITTLf ECONOMIES ADD TO RtAL REDUCTIONS IN FEDERAL BUDGET Most of us. when we think about euttng government spending, think in terms of such huge items as the defense budget, foreign aid, agricultural supports and so on. And these are mighty ifnportant—any water in them should fee squeezed out to the last drop. But this shouldn't blind us to the •possibilities of making savings of varying amounts in a far longer list of Government activities. Enough "small" budget reductions can add up to really big money, even by federal government tlandards. Parcel post is a good example here. It i* a government business enterprise, which operates in direct competition with private, tax pay ing business enterprises. To make a bad matter worse, It has been run at a loss during most of its life—which means that it is sub- sidized by all taxpayers, whether or not they use the service- It is still being run in that fashion. Many indirect costs, such as contributions to the government retirement fund, are-not reflected in rates. And these indirect costs are as much a legitimate part of carrying on the service as direct costs. It is reliably estimated that increasing parcel post rates to cover indirect costs would make possible a saving of 50 milion in the 1958 fiscal year. That kind of saving is eminently worth while. And no one can say that the necessary rate increases would work an injustice on everyone. It would simply cause those who use the service to pay the proper price for it—instead of having everyone else pay part of the bill- Paul Harvey News... ODDS NOW FAVOR A LONGER LIFE \Ve have been misreading statistics. - You're going to live *. lot longer than you think. We can all prepare for the future more Intelligently if we see it coming. If we figure the odds more accurately. Let me show you how you ean. We read that the average American male can expect to live 67.4 yean, the average woman 73.6 years But this doe* not mean you! Life - expectancy figures refer to the number of years an infant born today may expect to Jive. Not you. You have already survived the infancy period of high mortality. You have survived to middle or later years where you have a much better chance ef living much longer. / If you are 65. the National Office of Vital Statisticr estimates that you will live another 14.4 years. If you survive to age 79, it's a good fcet you will live another 7.2 years. If you reach 86, chances ar* you will live five more years. We who hav* been figuring 85 It the "mi of to* road' had better refigure. Well hare a lot of living to do after that We should do our financial planning " accordingly. The highest amount any individual can draw from Social Security is $108.50 per month. ($162.80 for a couple both 65.> With the dollar further diminished by inflation, this will not provide much comfort in the golden years. That is why an intelligent retirement annuity should be a top priority investment for all middle-income Americans. Plan your future years. Play the odds. What about accidents? Chance* ar* one-in-eighteen you'll be disabled. But you can put up a dollar a week and cover that bet. One in three of us will be confined to bed sometime this year. And we will fuss and fidget and groan an the bills will go on and tiie paycheck will stop and the medical bills will he added and we'll feel sicker than we are . . . Unless we can relax and let the insurance man worry about the bills. The wise investor studies the odds and gives himself the best possible advantage. A successful man or woman is the one who plays the odds. The insurance companies have it all figured out. They know the odds. t They know exactly how likely you are to have an accident, illness, or disabling injury this year. Yet they are willing to bet you won't. They can afford to lose. You can't . > On Th* Side: JOKES ON SONS-IN-LAW NEEDED By K. V. DUHLING Ar* lawyer* better qualified (or the pos- MC.B oC mayor than busines* men? If so, why? 'Anyway. Parting with John Purroy Mitchell 1* U14, th* last nine mayors of New York .City hav* been lawyers by professign. informed still can't answer it offhand when asked. How about you? : Canasta is reported to I !at* thl* country's most pop- 'ular card game. Contract , -bridge i* *econd. Pinochle is r third. That is. when men I •and women play together. When men play alone they ] ' prefer poker and pinochle f • . . Texas Is in again with j I- •omethlng for California and • Brooklyn to try to top. That is, Mis. Joe E. ' BroueMTd Sr, of Beaumont, Texts, has «S grandchildren! SAYB IHE "Am growing very weary of the eternal reference to the so called mother-in-law pioblem," write* a feminine subscriber. "How aoout some discussion of the son-in-law problem' Moit sons-in-law are no bargains. My ion-in-law never thanked us for a beautiful wedding. He also accepted without comment OIT daughter's paid up insurance and her !,,>».its car. Nor did he ever express any ap- prtL-iation of our paying his mother's trans- :onation and hotel bills so she could attend his wedding. Yet 1 have no doubt he finds Ihoie corny mother-in-law jokes very amus- h'g and readily agrees with the criticisms of mothers-in-law. I repeat how about the son- ;n-lkw problem? How about some son-in-law Joked? Or daughter-in-law jokes?" . » Queries Iroin clionti. Q. Of the ^ •'born residents of New York City, whit na* i'tionality tops the list? A. The standing is »s "'*follows'. 1. llaliani, 344,000. 2. Husiians, 315,';;,,00». 1. Germint, 1B5.000. 4. Iruh, H2.00C. :^<i. Whai is lh» address of the Hay Fever Pre- V '.' Vttllion Society recently mentioned by you? : *A On* Hundred and Fifty-Eight Remsen * Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. BHIKTLY George M. C'ohau u a> not born c,n the •' J"ouith of July but Calvin Cooiuige v.-as. So ; W*« Stephen Fiwiar. Also Gertrude Lawrunc« "''... Who ii Km< of Beljjii,m' When JUnk "Van Daren missed lhat query on television It became a ctlebraied question. Even so, mwiv people who consider -A ell- GET IT HIGHT Who introduced the lively and highly auusins ditty titled "Button Up Your Over- <xai?" Was it ZeLma O'Neill or Jack Haley? Answer is Zelma and Jack sang it together i.i the musical show "Follow Thru." I think J»rK Haley's most amusing performance was a» the football coach in the musical film ti- :leo "Pigskin Parade." This was alto the pic- l^re in which Judy Garland scored her first i. n hit. Remember it? AMONG THE MARRIED Wr.en at the age of 18 Oona O'Neill married Charles Chaplin, she said, "I expect to '.ave seven children." Nobody paid much at- U-ntior to the remark. That's what all the <elebr;.t£d brides »ay. However, evidently Dona rr.eant it. She has had six children and liter the birth of her last child she said, "I am going to have cue more child. That will I e bcvcn, just as I said I would have on rny w ; lamp ay." Hur husband, who is 68, said he wa^, in accord with the idea. Krxpurt, TC^AI. b, K*.i*w i' .i,i_.t,e. •. Ji.i. 8, JiABOKS. ja .................. i-LbUEHEK »" V Tm *• 117 SUBliClilfllUN KiiK.i .: i^ B, :'•, fHf. OuUltU Bmatlf (XIUBVJ- On ,,. , |iiOo. ' M i« A.I :,.„.. ^u.crip-. O«w«. «. »««. SECRETARIES Tr-t average salary of executive's secretaries ir. New York City is about $80 a week. To be exact, the statisticians say the averag* is $78.50 a week. However, a secretary pos- teiifcd of ability somewhat above the average cm command J90 or JlOO a week in Big Town Lusine&s circles. PLEASE NOTE Teat feminine group of conscitotious weight reduction enthusiast* known aj 'TOPS'' (Take OH Pounds Seasiblyj continue* active. The "queen" of TOPS is Helen woo j educed her -weight by m s. Helen, who did weigh 406 pounds, o»w tip* the beam at only 234 pound*. ThtVehx of an tatfestrK* 1 f iMxVe-trazeriaCeiiflfy EDITORIAL PAGE Page* JBragosport and BraKOria County, Tuesday, July 3,19B7 PYRAMJD LAND~ ~~ National Report .... SUPPLEMENTS MAY EXCEED CUTS By LYLE C. WILSON WASHINGTON —Jtfl— Monday began the new fiscal year, the moment when the Eisenhower administration begins to spend all of that fresh, new money. Fiscal is a word meaning something pertaining to the public*- reVenufe or to the public treasury. The U. S. Treasury figures its receipts and expenditures on the basis of a 12-month period beginning annually on July 1 and ending June 30 of the next calendar year. Tho fiscal year beginning Monday, therefore, is fiscal 1958 because it will end on June 30 in 1058. Between midnight last Sunday and midnight next June 30,* Eisenhower wants to spend $71,807,000,000 at an average rate of about 6 billion dollars a month. That is the biggest peace- Try and Stop Me -By BENNETT A PORTLY OLD PARTY .poke earne.UyTnrf !en*gthity*7r. *»• high school graduation, and since a very small part of th* audience wai listening to him, the harm done *ai negligible. The principal, afraid that the distinguished guest's feelings might be hurt, buttered him up when the ceremony was concluded. "I deeply enjoyed your account," he purred, "of how you climbed the ladder ot success, rung by rung. I take it that you are now a very wealthy man." "On th* contrary," tho speaker asiurcd him. "i haven't got a bean. But can I climb ladders!" * • • »V. "I *«« you (taring at that vajie on the mantelpiece," observed Ma. Orinn grimly. "Draw IT* my husbond'i ashw." "My deepest sympathy." uuf UM vfeHar. "I wu «*t aware la»t he had ptued awaj." Avoid High With Heart, tyHHIUNN. PUUfHIHO a vacttioai !• Uu It'i a wonderful idea—pforti Ing you dont have atref* heart or long trouble. A* a general rule, peraoiu with either of the** aibaenu find it difficult to breath* at nigh altitude*. The r*awo la irinaarlt- tot higher you go, the lighter the air become* anal th* 1 preuur* there 1*. Irreparable Denote All of i Altitudes Lung Ills . Jen defleiejuy wry, bat tt*y usually iieiia* and MUM*. If It derel- oe» gradually the victim auy leee hU aptwtiU, fetl tired, beeem* mentally aluffleh. have a poor and b* belligerent and There !• another thing to «*•- If you hove heart or long tnw>' Ue, dont p ia " acf loc^ " ~ UBteaa til* t*** 1 "* XML* a 4 cahio. iloet of th to go ally oxygen at all, our >yiUm and brain would be Irreparably damaged. Bow and our aeUvitt**. If w* ezerciee, become or hav« a ferer, we'll nt*4 much moro than wh£n w* are rejttng comfortably. Only about 21 per cant air wa breathe is oxygen. Take. More Eflort With Iti* air dtnatty, that you may do better to ,_ a vacaUon at the aeaahoM or at leaet in some pleaaent spot at *•*. le?eL Yoa'U bnathe < 4o. P. I.C.: Could ixerciM be harmful for one Mtff«ei&e trooi hwd- of in moderation probably would not be harm- lul for one offering from hard,, UMH, toing cf the arterlea. It would Ultra naturally Ii leu oxygen, «o.<iep«ad tntkely upoa th* coodl- you have to put forth mar* eflort tion of the heart and the amount to breathe in ordar to obtain a, of harrtuning tbat ha* ocfurtsd. sufficient amount If you hav* a Your pbydtdan, after careful crippled heart or lung, tbli extra examlMtton, wHl be abl* te tell effort eventually might pro** a you th* tir>?t irrnnt ps* witrlii eftue.*it ***Was.i««] - |K«U ^>T^*V,*> *j. 1^.1.. r •*-• ~*^~ • : - T time spending ever proposed in the United States. It aroused a grass root* prairie fir* of protest. Congress has been whacking away at lorn* of th* proposed appropriation*. When the spending is all added up •« year from now, however, it is more likely than not that the figure will be about what the President proposed, if not more. Ky* OB Inflation Most or all of what Congress may cut out of the spending budget in this section will b* proposed again next year in th* form of supplemental appropri- a t i o B s. The supplemental! might even exceed next year the sum of this year's reductions. That could com* about by reason of inflation, which i* a term for the cheapening of the dollar in relation to what it must buy. The government each month figures the cost of living in terms of certain necessities. . For nine consecutive months, now, th* dollar has been able in each period to buy a little less of the necessities of life than it could In the la it previous period. Eisenhower caw that trend coming last January when ht sent hi* big (pending 19S8 fiscal year budget to Congreu. It went to Congreu accompanied by warnings that the American way of lif* wu threatened principally by inflation. If the President meant what he said, it U fair to believe that h* considers trie threat ot inflationary destruction of th* dollar's purchasing pow.r to be a clearer and more preeent danger to th* United State* than, for instance, international Cornruuoiam. Waned A«*iM* Mike* Kiienhower ha* ipelled out th* method* by which h* believes th* welfare of the Unit- id State* might be protected from creeping inflation before it becomes runaway inflation. Th«r«aft*r there would be no known method of protecting th* United StaU* from th* wr«ckage ot it* economy and a probable drift iato stat* socialism, or «v*n, a polic* state die* tatorthip a* brutal aa Ruuia'i. Kconomic wreckage male** a solid foundation for dictatorship and there'* no sssuraac* that it can't happen here. So Ui» President spelled out th* protective device*. He mi«ht a* well have lived himself the time and trou- bla because no MM U paying much attention. Ho warned industry againit price ris«*. Ha warned againit wage hikes except in hardship caaea or increatea compensated by greater productivity. Elsenhower and some other* consider farm subsidies to b* basically inflationary, too. There is no evidence, however, that labor and the bu&inut and agricultural Industrie* a>* persuaded, nor that th* Eiaan- hower administration is ready to oppose the inflationary trend with some big-time government economy. For example: Effective today U. S. Steel Increased prices JO a ton which it said waa necessary to offaet wag* iarr««<e*, ali« effective today. -.. •••?». >*'W'>M»"V' '••• •••••*•• .•• T i Foreign News Comment... MAO BACKING DOWN ON CRITICISM OFFER BT CHABLCT M. MeCAlfff Ufr Ipter! C*CTeepe*m*1lt The big-hearted speech in whfeh China* Communist leader Mao Tse-tung Inivted crltieiim of hit regime hat backfired. Mao made the speech at a Kent meeting in Pelplng last Feb. 17. It started to leak out only week* later and finally wai broadcast officially on June it. Seeking to show that the Communist dictatorihlp really •was liberal, M«o admitted there were contradiction* between varioui elementx in China, Including the government and the people. "Let a hundred flower* bloom — 1ft a hundred school* of thought contend." Mao mid in inviting criticism. To* Hlvh-Handed Apparently to hli lurprisr, a lot ot people in China took him at nil word. Intellectual*, leaden of some fellow-travelling political par- tie* which are rtlll tolerated, evon Communist party mem. hers, started criticising enthusiastically. Prof. Ko Pei-chl, a lecturer In literature at Peiping University, for instance, accused the Communist party of being too high-handed in itt method*. "The people can blow you down," Ko said. "They ran kill Communists. The people can overthrow you." Hearty Swipe Gen. Lung Yun, vice chairman of the National Defense Commltte*, took advantage of the new freedom to direct a hearty swipe at Soviet Russia. He complained of the, way in which Russia looted the industrial areas of Manchuria after World War II. He said that Russia ought to pay a share of Red China'* cost* in the Korean war. As the result of statements like these, Mao and his fellow- leaden appear to have had some sober second thought*. Mao issued a long directive to the national police last Tuesday. He said that the police must hunt down "counterrevolutionaries." He said that they mu«t keep close contact with the people, "listen to the opinions" and regard themselves as public servant*. Newt Outlook Unl**d Pm* eorneeond- •nit around Hi* we*U leek ah**4 at taw a«w* that will mak* Ik. . Supporter* of Wett ' Chancellor Konrad Adenauer— and Allied dlplcrtratf In Bonn — arc watching htm worriedly. Adenauer I* West ' Germany'* Indispensable man to them. He faces a tough campaign for the Sept. IS parliamentary election. Every attempt wai made to play down hit attack of "mild grippe" two weeki ago. It can now be revealed that he lost nine pound* In fix days. He looks tired and strained, and his breathing sound* labored. Despite hi* 81 year*, Adenauer had planned t «trenuou« campaign tour. Now hi* aldM are trying to get him to slow up. European scientists are enthusiastic over the pomibUttieii of the International Geophyt. leal Year — It actually will last 1» months — which ttart- ed Sunday night. With experts on both side*. of the Iron Curtain taking port, it will be the biggest study of secret* of the earth, atmosphere and sun- ever undertaken in the history of mankind. The scientists believe thetr studies may bring revoluUoH- ary changes in radio, television, navigation, agriculture and space travel. West Berlin intelligence sources say '.'fiat despite increased hope for an agreement that may lead to abolition of nuclear warfare, Soviet Rusela ha* worked out a gigantic four- year civil defense program for Eait Germany. The program would call for expenditure ot about 4M mil. lion dollar* on radar defense*. bomb-proof warehouse* and warning systems. Insiders in London are wr. tain that whin Queen Elizabeth visita the United State* in October the will invite President Eisenhower te pay her a return visit They take it for granted that the Queen"* virit will do a lot to increaae American frlendllne** toward Britain. And they figure that a return vl*it by Kiienhower would correspondingly increax British frelndlinee* toward the United State*. CompconilM A group of influential northern and southern Democrat! are quietly exploring the pos- iibillUes of a compromise on the adminl*tration'i civil right* bill . Washington expect* the measure to reach the Senate floor next week. A filibuster by southern Democrat* i* certain. Estimate* of its length run from 10 days to on* month. The compromUe-teekeri believe it may b* po**«»l* to draft torn* right-to-vot* guarantee*, acceptable to the southerners, which could be lubati- tuted for the present program. They will try to put over the compromise if the filibuster geU really aeriou*. Government and private agenda* which took part in last winter's emergency Hungarian refugee program plan • joint study on how the newcomers are faring. Incomplete spot checks have shown lei* unemployment than expected. Offlcals hope that the more thorough survey, to be spearheaded by the American Immigration conference in New York City, will be as cheering. Cyprus Look for Paul Henri Spaak of Belgium, new secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, to visit Greece soon in search of an agreement on the future of Cyprus. Spaak inherited from his predecessor, British Gen. Lord Ismay, a mandate to mediate in th* diapute in which Greece nek* th* Island. NATO leader* believe that Spaak, a* a non-partisan, may b* able to make some progress. •pert* Onlloe* Il'« pretty certain that base. ball Comlssioner Ford Friek wIU hand back to the It major league manager* the job of selecting the player* for next Tear'* All-Star Game. Or he might even turn over th* Job. for the first time, te th* player*. Th* lyitem of having the. fan* select th* player* came unstuck this year when a last- minute avalanche of vote* put Cincinnati player* In th« seven fielding podtion* of th* National LMguc team. Frlck ruled that out and placed men from two ether team* on th* list. He Is not expected to put the chotc* up to the fan* again. A thief stol* th* radiophone r.ceiver from a police patrol prowl car In Montreal. "Calling all canl" —all. that is, but that one I DAILY CROSSWORD l.AetdeU (cello*) •.OUOermua cek* U. Couple* U.MM'BMHt* <».! ItMUaaii* llm* red- oenta (colto*,.) LStucy 4. ittler* gtuve II. Fortify U. None god lT.Hl«h.prie»t B. Injur* 7.Br**M •.Crawl abjectly t. DomeeU- e*vt*d il. Northern BuroBeaa) ULTurUah M. darner U.Wrd* ot M.VUatWM •f U. lUnoauM U.JD*noi»U/ nation / U. Dip out; 17, Owta* M.WWI* lt. H*rry W.TaW«*faU ftkrte «t.H*ep It. In* body as. Rat* XT. •ttned up M. OoddtMcf » karveaU * at) tl. 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