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Brownsville, Texas
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Sunday, December 31, 1972
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Bombing K Bitter Pill t t EUGENE V. USHER WASHINGTON WINDOW KEY B1SCAYNE, Fla. (UPI) conflict and Ignoring the small, persistent band of anti-war demonstrators who have shown 1 The lofl( history of the U.S. up almost daily on the palm- fcaVdvement in Vietnam is rife {shaded street behind his home, with cruel repetitions of hopes As the first week of his raised and dashed, ploys tried vacation drew to a close, he _ _ failed and initiatives launched to nowhere. It was seven years ago that another President quietly extended the traditional Christinas pause in the bombing of North Vietnam, hoping to bring Hanoi to the negotiating table. The pressures of the war were mounting then on Lyndon B. Johnson and he spent most of the holidays isolated on his Texas ranch. He made public announcement of decision and it was si- days before anyone re what .was going on. had left the compound three times--once to take wile to dinner, once for a minute drive to look at neighbors' Christmas lights and once for an hour and a half ride on the houseboat of a friend, C.G. "Bcbe" Rebozo, a man whose company he frequently seeks in times of crisis. Since he ordered the most intensive bombing of the war no against North Vietnam's heart- his I land a week before Christmas, -I!Nixon has made no public d · statements. He had his vice president That bombing pause lasted 37 preside over the lighting of the days while Johnson's emissar- national Christmas tree, an ies went around the world!event Presidents traditionally trying to build pressure for a I use to deliver their Christmas negotiated settlement. They! messages to the nation. failed and resumed. the bombing was Like Johnson in 3965, President Nixon has spent Christmas 1972 isolated at his vacation Bitter Decision Coming just two months after he had sen! his chief Vietnam negotiator, Henry A. Kissinger, out to tell the world that compound on Key Biscaync.j "peace is at hand," the pondering ways to end the · decision to resume the bombing " ~ C ° U ' d HE LIED I N THE N w BALTIMORE (UPI) -A bandit walked into a bank Thursday carrying a small. medicine bottle wiBi a yellow flower protruding from the top. He told a startled teller, "If you don't give me the money ' this will blow up.' 1 Sne handed him twenties and he strolled' out of i a one for the Presidenl lo make. He had spoken of the war throughout the last days of the political campaign as if it already had ended, and no WESLEY BEENE li HI leave Irnn Ike Navy alter compteUag recruit training at Orlando, Fh. After Ills leave B e e n e will report t* Jacksonville, Fla. (or further training. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Parkins of Brownsville. S E A M A N R O B E R T ARR1AGA, MB «f Mr. nd Mrs. Rtbert* Arriaga it US E. MR St., Brtwisville, 1« htme M leave from remit training in San Dieg«, Calif ArriagB's next duty station will be in San Francisco Calif, where he will work In the Navy's supply »yslem. S E A M A N APPRENTICE JMC Siwtoval Is tone M leave Inn recnrit training IK Si. Diegt, CalH. He is tae son of Mr. and Mrs. Artflr* Saidoval of Brtwiuville. He will return to San Dieg« to complete his seamanship training and then serve on toe of tke Navy's snips. AIR FORCE SOT. RAMON GUZMAN, m ·( Mr. *W Mrs-Ramon Gnaw Sr. t 2R7 Barnes* Dr., Us ton stationed will tie MM Security Police SqiadrM u Thailand. Sgt, Gannaa h a 1S7I graduate *i Brtwmville High School. 'One Man., One Vote 1 Doctrine Seems To Be Working Out Fine By ARNOLD B SAWISLAK WASHINGTON (UPI) .-One of the turn-offs of modern life is that nothing --from new producls to old values --seems :o work the way it's supposed lo. doubt realized that his decision! That said, it may be a public not only would bring his own credibility into question but would once again dash hopes for peace that had been raised service to Man, One report Vole" application of the old doctrine of equal justice --seems to be shows that the congressional districts, for practical purposes, will be equal in size in the 93rd Congress- The census, study shows 428 House districts in 44 states. (Six states have only one House seat and cannot equalize that "One district size.) In the multidis- -a recent a pHe of|| 0 unprecedented heights. (working just fine. lln*l ~..l ~r _ . r . . . °. . . . ., ^ the bank .after placing his he S g W i t . as a necessary weapon on the teller's counter--' gently. It did not explode. Police said later the bottle contained "nonexplosive liquid." HE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND ROME (UPI) -Police are! looking for three stolen kangaroos. Animal lover Enrico Clark, 67, told police T h u r s d a y someone stole the kangaroos and four Palagonian hares from the grounds of his suburban villa. He said the hares may have been killed and understand what a thief might want with th« kangaroos. But, according to his aides, response to Hanoi's delaying tactics and a test of hi? determination to defy public opinion throughout the world, if necessary, in order to achieve bis version of a proper settlement in Vietnam. Hopes again have been raised now by the decision to cut back once again on .the bombing attacks, a move which immediately sparked speculalion that new avenues to Ihe negotiations were being opened. Like his predecessor, Nixon is silent on the prospects for peace and likely will remain so eaten, but said he could not untu he feels an adequate ceasefire agreement has been reached. "One Man, One Vole" was the concept adopted by the Supreme Court in a series of cases starting in 1964 that requires governmental bodies to make their voting districts roughly equal in population. The idea, of course, is that a ,,.,,,,.,, citizen in a congressional' cen j district with 200,000 persons has! five times the voting power of a citizen in a district with 1,000,000 population. The figures used in the example are. not imaginary; there were districts in this country that small and that large in the early 1960s. District Sizes Vary It was not easy to gel "Onej Man, One Vote".translated into trict states, 385 districts vary in size less than 1 per cent from the ideal, which would be state's population divided by Compare that to the situation when the 88th Congress convened 10 years ago: 236 of 413 districts varied from the standard by more than 10 per cent; 87 were 5 to 10 per cent off; 81 were 1 to 5 per cent off; only nine districts were within 1 per cent oft he ideal. Dramatic Improvement al district should have 465,000 persons within its borders, the Peking and Moscow. seats in the 92nd Congress were far off the mark. In 1971-72, there were 113 districts in the population range of 450,000 to 500,000, compared to 371 seats in that category in the new Congress- The 92nd Congress had 114 districls with 500,000 or more In 1963, the average congres- persons; the new Congress.will sional district was 17 per centjhave only 16. And the last 450,000 population or less compared to only 42 such districts in the coming session. Even with the close adherence to "One Man, One Vote' equal voting districls, Census Bureau but stud For Your Shopping Convenience! START THE YEAR 1973 RIGHT For Your Shopping Convenience EL CENTRO NO. 1 14TH BOCA CHICA Open All Day Monday JANUARY 1 Save In All Departments. . . Plus Top Value Stamps El Centra No. 2 - Hospital Shopping Center Will Be Closed New Year's Day DOUEIl-E TOP VALUE STAMPS WBDNESDAYI But these circumstances were from ordinary. The recipient brother had leukemia. His natural resistance to viruses ind other'infective agents had een greatly reduced by anti- eukemia medications. He was in rigidly enforced 'protective isolation" in a lospital. Every precaution had leen taken against any infec- ive agent reaching him by way if food,'drink, utensils, Visitors r any other usual means. Blood transfusion was -the only ibvious avenue of transmission iven. Yet scientists deeply involved in the mysteries of mononudeo- is and related viral illnesses will be skeptical. Indeed, the hree blood scientists . who reported it to the technical ournal, "Annals of Internal fedicine," were cautious in :heir appraisal. It only "suggested" to A. lobert Turner, R. Neil Mac- Donaid and Bernard A. Cooper larger or smaller than it should!session had 203 districts with Top Ten stories of 1972, - · selected by newspaper editors in Latin America: 1. The return of former Argentine President Peron. 2. Military campaign against in ^the^commg session, Ihere^pajngro guerr iil a s in Uru- 3. Chilean crises, controversy with ITT, strikes' 4. Fall of Velasco Ibarra in Ecuador. 5. Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela negotiate Andean Pact. 6. The Brazilian economy. 7. Lopez Arellano taues over in Honduras, urc immuGL ui v-uiigtcadiuiiai seats' it has. · Forty-one districts in the. new Congress have populations that vary 1 to 5 per cent from the standard and only three districts vary 5 to 10 per cent. No dislrict varies more than 10 per cent. have. been; in 1973, the average deviation, a tiny 0-4 per cent. The improvement in the new Congress is dramatic even when compared . lo the last session. Although it has been known more than two years that the ideal U.S^ congression- New Theory Offered On 'Kissing Disease' By ])BLOS SMITH UPI Science Editor NEW YORK (UPI) -The scientific suspicion that the "kissing disease" mononudep sis can be transmitted by means other than infective saliva has 'found further substantiation in two brothers. One donated blood for transfusion into the other. Seventeen days later he came down with mononucleosis. Thirty days after receiving the blood, the other brother developed the disease. In ordinary circumstances he transfusion could have had nothing to do with it. Perhaps he brothers had shared drink- ng utensils or the ' same infected girl friend. of the- Royal Victoria Hospital. Montreal, that the blood plasma of ail individual can be infective for mononucleosis before he shows any symptoms of the disease. Nevertheless it is a brain- easer.for virologists fascinated by the strange behaviors of the salivary gland viruses (scientifically "cytomegaloviruses which are closely related to viruses that cause such common self-limited diseases - as old sores, shingles and chick- npox. These viruses have a way of »eing dormant in individuals Or weeks, even months and are excreted into saliva and urine. There is no certainty bat the Epstein-Barr virus of still are some sizable variations in individual districts. Rigid Formula Used The largest district (aside from the 618,000 population in North Dakota which comprises a single aHarge district) is the first district of Utah, with 530,000. The smallest (again excepting Alaska's 302,000 as a single dislrict) is the first of South Dakota, with 333,000. Some states also were farther off than the average. All the in Idaho, Montana, New Hampshire and South Dakota were low (less tha 400,000) and all the districts i Connecticut, New Mexico, On gon and Utah were on the hig side of the average (500,000 o more). Some of these variations ar unavoidable, because in appoi Sioning the 435 House seal among the 50 states the Census Bureau has to use a complies ed and rigid mathemat: formula that adds or subtrac 1 seats from states that migh otherwise be able to lay ou districls closer to the nationa average. China, Russia Trips Top News Stories For 1972 NEW YOBK (VF») F*mary aad Moan* in May «er« voted He top keadltee I »n by U.S. ·dton. UPI MMMlly polls its newt- paper futecriben on what they comkler to be tfce Top Ten stories of the year, tiptti in headline value and significance. The most significant story of 1172-No. I In the headlines- was the Vietnam War, inchidin* U.S. troop withdrawals ana truce negotiations. The President's mission to China and the U.S.S.R. to promote more amicable relations was rated the second most significant story. floodi at Rapid City, S.D. * Howard Hughes-Clifford Irving hoax. I, The U.S. economy. Europe BRUSSELS (VPS.) -The Top Ten headline stories of 1*72 Nixon's reflection over the selected by European newspa- challenge of Sen. George McGovem, the Democratic party nominee, was voted ttie Munich .Olympics. third top story of the year in headline value significance. The deal as well as Moscow. 3. Vietnam former President Truman and the earthquake that destroyed Managua Nicaragua, occurred after the balloting was completed. The Top Ten lists: Headline Valie 1. President Nixon's trips to 2 Vietnam War, troop withdrawals, truce negotiations. * * * Latin America BUENOS AIRES-(UPI) --The I. NlSM ·v«r Set. MeC««n. 4. Arab terrorist attack at N. Ap*flM II Ml IT flighU. Mnck Olympic*. 5. G«v. George wounded, partlyied. ». Commercial airline Wallace More Hum killed in 1. Vietnam War, troop withdrawals, truce negotiations. t. NUtn'i trips to Peking and Moscow. 1. Nbum . over McGwnn. 4. The U.S. economy. 9. Wallace wounded, paralyzed. I. Middle East tensions, including terrorist attack at Olympics. 7. East and West' Germany reach rapprochement. · . Apolios 16 and 17 moon per editors: 1. Arab terrorist attack at Commercial airline hijackings. 10. Common Market enlarged to nine nations. 2. Nixon's trips to Peking and War, ti'OOp withdrawals, truce talks. 4. Common Market enlarged to nine nations. 5. (Tie) Nixon landslide winner over Sen. McGovern. «. (Tie) East and West Germany reach rapprochement. 7- Japanese gunmen kill 22 at Tel Aviv airport. 8. Commercial airline hijackings. 9. China and Japan agree to diplomatic relations. 10. Gov. George wounded, paralyzed. * * Wallace Aim Second Sharing Checks HONG KONG (UPI) Newspaper editors throughout Asia selected these as the Top Ten headline stories of 1972: 1. Vietnam War, troop withdrawals, truce talks. 2. Nixon's trips lo PeWng ; Moscow. 3. China and Japan agree to diplomatic relations. 4. Nixon landslide winner over Sen. McGovern. 5. North and South Korea to discuss reunification. WASHINGTON (UPJ) -The Treasury Department n e x t week will mail out. the second installment . of W2 federal revenue sharing payments to state and local - governments, totalling nearly $2.52 billion. The department said Friday tiiat the last time,it did this many governments complained they were shortchanged. So this lime it is sending all 39,000 governments the population, income and tax data on which their payments are calculated. Tfiey will have until Feb. 12 to make initial challenges of the amounts. The payments are for the last half of 1872 and amount to ?2.65 billion minus a five per holdout to cover any cent laler .adjustments. Payments made Dec. 8 for the first half of 1972 were also for $2.65 billion but with only one per cent held back. Officials says payments will be made quarterly in 1973 and will continue/until the federal government has handed out 6. East and West Germany 5« hilli TM to stafe - ;° un| y and . . . * 'mitni/itnnl mwftrfinmm c reach rapprochement. , 7. Martial law in Philippines, i attempt on Marcos' wife. Terrorist activity in Argentina. i 8. Arab terrorist attack al 9. Chilean President Allende's Munich Olympics. 9. Japanese gunmen kill 22 a I elatively recent discovery is T|1U .?." . . . _., ne of them but there is ·\?3?S:£$£\ powerful circumstantial case the nat j ona i ideal, but whethe or it being the causative agent they are close to equal wit of mononucloeosis. each other Hottest Retail Location On Texas Border ESTHER MART in Downtown Brownsville at entrance of Amigoland. Total concept development. Ready for immediate occupancy. For further information call: Investment Realty Co. John Gillis - Broker Brownsville, Texas 78520 P.O. Box 3231 Tel. 546-5551 speech a U.N. 10. Talks involving Cuba and _ . . . . -. U.S. on aerial hijacks. . jTel AMV airport. (Poll was completed before! 10. Continuing Mideast earthquake in Nicaragua.) sions. municipal governments. ACADEMY APPOINTMENT HOLLYWOOD (UPI). --Producer Howard Koch has been appointed to produce the 45th Annual Awards Presentation Program of the Academy ten- of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. MARATHON PROFILES ATTENTION! Mr.Q announces the hamburger lovers 1 hamburger. Eat it! you'll love it. 45 -\J---Q 111 to 11 daily*! am fri. sot, MARL1N MARTINEZ, Welder Leadm an, leads a group of men on tire night shift contributing to giant strides taken by a 2,000-strong work force exacting Marathon's plans towards completion of its commercial shipyard operations. Marathon, already a world lender in se If-elevating off-shore drilling platforms manufactured at two other shipyard, is utilizing the talents of Brownsville and area residents to mark its entry in world's competition conslructinj; the semi-submersible type of platform. T he task is requiring men in the caliber of Marlin and his crew of welders to f orge ahead despite all kinds of obstacles. Marlin joined the Company on Scptcm ber, 11)71, as a Welder Trainee and continued up through the ranks lo Lea dnian in April, 1972. At Brownsville High School, he specialized in Industrial Arts and has continued on his personal road to self-improvement. "From the time T started at Marathon, I have seen the Company prow. Its future is full of opportunity for its men," says Martinez, "and I like my fellow workers and try to get along with them!" Marlin and his wife, Olga, have two ch ildrcn, Uremia anil Mcssila Adv,

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