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THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS EDITORIAL PAGE /''•< Brdzosport and B razor la County, Wednesday, Augutt 26, I9S9" ; REPORTER WALL 1O WALL CARPETING Finally Went Straight (Jim Bishop is on vacation. Today's column is written by Ormund Powers of the Orlando Sentinel in Florida.) Ed was a fast-talking man who lipped his cigarets until they were soggy, then let them dangle from the comer of his mouth; a than who drank wine when he was oh the wagon and had a couple of wives, moreorless, and four or five children. He was never sure. Like most barroom creatures he was soft and white, but you felt sorry for him because he had had so much hard luck and you wanted life to be easy for. him, but something always went sour. When I first met Ed he was on the straight and narrow for the first time in years. He had just moved South with his Wife No. 2 and three kids—one hers, one his and the baby which was theirs. Somewhere behind him was another wife and a couple or so offspring. Ed did okay for only a few weeks then he resumed his downhill plunge. He was on a fast toboggan in the snows of failure. He took to more drink, to petty thieving, to licentiousness of various-kinds. He tooktospen- ding his paycheck before his wife could get her hands on it, to staying out late and to other infractions of the marriage code. He switched jobs several times. No one ever knew how it •happened or why, but. people felt sorry for him even after he had put the books into them. He disappeared for three days in Atlanta, a likely place to disappear in. Then a few weeks later he got loaded up on wine, tried to steal a car and the law picked him up and tossed him in • cold cell in the county jail. You could have papered a room with the bad checks which tu rned up all over town. And he had charge accounts he couldn't begin to handle. His young and harassed wife took poison one day in despair. She ended up in the hospital and the neighbors tried to care for the kids. Ed was comfortable In his cell. 1 took coffee to him in a paper cup one day and he cried. He didn't have his teeth in at the time and he made a funny, sight crying behind bars withno teeth and his wife a near suicide. A fellow who was with me got sick to his stomach oh the court house lawn because of what he called the sordidness of it all. Well Ed didn't have a friend by that time and when the judge called him he pleated guilty and got sik* months on the road gang for his drunken driving of a car he didn't own with a license that had expired. Ed wrote me from the road camp. He had landed a soft job as trusty to the captain. Soft jobs were-Ed's meat, The captain, he said, used to stop his truck somewhere along the country road and drop in to see a woman whose husband worked at the road camp. And while the captain wascourtingthewoman, 'Ed and the other trusties fodlei THE LIGHTER SIDE around at the country store nearby, drinking soda pop, ea-, ting crackers and keeping quiet about the captain. At Christman, Ed told me, they < drank shaving lot(on in Cokeand it waa fine. He could drink en- .. ough after-shave lotion to'get loaded. Ed wasbeginningtobe- lieve he had been framed. His' wife was out of the hospital, had forgiven him, and was taking a Bus North on money contributed , by theneighbors. Sheldvedhim. she said, and hoped he would join her soon sothey couldstart anew life. :w*' . When Ed got out, less puffy and browner, but no better off so far as vino and badcheckswere concerned, he called me long ( distance. He wanted a handout or a job, but he was-into me for $175 and I told him I sure was sorry but I was stony. He thanked me just the same and said he was heading North and Would start paying me soon. A few'weeks later I ran into him on the street. He Was wearing a clean white shirt and a boozy breath. He smiled and held out his hand. When Hook mine away I found a $5 till/In it. Ed was a good salesman.'- He gave me the five-knowing that if he •' wanted another $100 right then I'd have wanted to give it to him. But he didn't, and I didn't have it anyway. I've never seen Ed since that time years-ago. -He owes me $170 bucks, At four pet. interest that would earn me $6.80 a year. I hope he's being careful with my dough... H e Cannot Run At \NK ELEAZER He said he had just heard in ., ., PRANK ELEAZER United Press International WASHINGTON - A well-meaning congressman whose identity charitably has been forgotten got the idea some years ago that he was a writer. He started sending a weekly newsletter to the papers back hqmeandto some of the community leaders. In light of subsequent develop-, ments,'this legislative innovation currently is being compared to the introduction into this country from England of the •first starling. b»c!< in the 1890's. Congressional newsletters now go out from capitol post offices each week by the hundreds of thousands of copies. Some of them are worth reading and they sure are the best way to circulate jokes since television was invented. . In anticipation of the start of the Pan American games in Chicago later-this week, Rep. Sidney R.Yated D-m. was assuring his 4,200 readers recently of Congress* unfailing and kindly interest in sports. He said he had just heard in the. House cloakroom about a fellow who led his horse into a major league ball park and demanded that the manager give him a tryout. The team must have been in a . ° pretty bad slump. Anyway, Yates said the manager sent the horse into the outfield and knocked him some flies. The horse caught eacliball in'his mp-7 uth and snapped it back with a whip of his neck. ; " "Can he hit?" the manager asked. "Try him," said the, horse's owner. They put a bat in the horse's -mouth and he stepped up to the plate. He hit every pitch ou: of sight. '- • "He's great," the manager, "said.- "We'll use him tomorrow." ' The bases were loaded when the horse came to bat. He hit the first pitch into left field, then stood there pawing the ground. -...".. ,, "Run, you fool," the manager shouted. "Whydoesn'therun?" "If he could run," the horse's owner replied sadly, ''he'd be JW^WASHINGTON = MARCH OF EVENTS = More New Approaches To Cold War Problem at Arlington Park.'*: Nobody knows exactly how"many of the 637 House artd Senate members havebeen overcome with a desire to write their own columns. Surveys Indicate the number is at least300. Many letters have press runs of 10,000 copies or more. .- Unlike Yates, most of the authors' obviously believe the way to stay out of trouble is to shun anything either amusingorcon- troversial. But Rep. Jim Wright D-Tex. is one who is willing to be both When "The ThreeLittlePigs" was discovered recently to have Implications beyond those we had thought, and after a furor was raised over a child's book about black and white rabbits. Wright took tongue in Cheek and told his Texas readers somebody was proposing that a law be passed requiring grocers to keep white and brown bread on separate shelves. "Asked what significance there could be in a loaf of bread, the advocate fixes his questioner with a baleful eye," Wright said, "and demands, 'Do you want your daughter to marry • heel'?" Rep. Glenn Cunningham R- Neb. .is another congressional . , columnist who knows what ma- Deteimined kes news. Early this year he Ik, U To Find World Peace reported that moire thanlOO Ho- Centrat Press Association Washington Writer la^ves on fiecongreflsionalpa- TTTASinNGTON—T*is, apparently, is * time for new approaches Not only did be come right out TT to long-standing cold war problem, situations. It is a time and mention this unmentionalbe lor seeking new avenues for solutions of old tensions. subject, •' but he offered to for- The first, and thus-far most important innovation is the Elaen- ward a list of the offenders, th- nower-Khrushchev visit exchange. Hard on the heels of this an- ^r kinfolks, and the salaries nouncement came -the disclosure of * new 10-natlon. commission P aid tixfn • to seek a solution to the armaments reduction Cunningham also always tries question. for a laugh. A while back he got Most probably in the weeks and months ahead one he hadn't figuredon. Here- there will be other new proposals to deal with 1 * ted **** CRe right *ft er heand such matters ea atomic testing control, limita- Mrs. Cunningham turned off the tiott o£ propaganda and counter-propaganda, ac- "W * tt< ** went upstairs to bed tivities, encouragement of international trade while she went to the kitchen to activities with the Communist bloc of nations, ***' «*ndwiches for the chil- means to reduce big-nation rivalries in the so- «*«'« lunches next day. called uncommitted nations of the world. Fifteen minutes later the TV All these problems hear directly on the ques- P" 1 ? Imo ft* 1 ™*- Mrs - C" 011 - tion of peace or eventual war. Even little steps' 1 ? Bh 5! 1 ^P 0116 * 1 the ' lre ^^ *»* toward, a solution here and there—not necessarily If 0 "* 11 th * set was ruined the the whole package—would be most encourscine "P 088 , wa ? ^v*". Cunningham for the peace outlook. encoursgwg rtetoricaUy said,^'We hate to ; Significantly the White Rouse if taking- the" *^,.^ m %* /T ^ tead in^aiese-new rtep^ The development approaches **• ~-«™»i pened " Mrs> VW»™ghamhad and However, this is Eisenhower'a big push .to try to inak* a significant contribution to world peace in his remaining tiro* In office.. dent Nixon, reiterating that Pr- The other' day. during the extremely bitter debat, in the House u over V h»t kind of labor reform pill to adopt, Smith rpse and, in Jen t ^ his southern drawl, ^ried to illustrate why he was opposed to one * * * * of the bills under discussion— the mildest of the lot ' VQS ANGELES - An unnamed recalled a bacHwoods farmer who had broken his leg. been d«^tiv^suffl«tingtSSS bl!f ^ h08P?W ""* Placed ta a ""^^y ward becau-e UniversUy oflou nernG»Ufor- ^conditions. ;/... . , nia coed Linda Edna Martin was The; old farmer, moantef with pain, eventually looked around stabbed to death by a prowler ffi^n^ftw.pMwto-aicmtet. "He asked thp Srste stepped f rein a bath in lady in the next b,ed wlix : sobody else was suffering," Smith re- her finance's apartment: counted, "and she told him ! <fcey had all been given miracle drugs." "I think myself it was a stran- •The farmer asked his nurse- if he couldn't have a miracle drug. ger. Whoever was in there ap- too," Smith contjoued. "The nurse said no, that the drugs were parently was surprised by her «ive» only w Uwse;% labor.'' , and when she aoriamed, he V 'Will, dadgttemit,' the farmer exploded, 'that's jus] thf toeubla'^'&ubbed he ' to lator and aotMnf for th* t,a£$p^_~ WEDNESDAY ON TV • ,?(* t • «/ c)»AW^fc > lL,,*i*tow»6 f | e» 2 KWM*.i 1 V W XttOtMfV II KpftO-IV 0 Leoti«? T«wn (D Early Show— "Crhnl- 'nal ihVMtivator," Robert Lowery; a cub , reporter tangles with j Mot'M ItffttlAte —"HW Whistler," Rlctifcrd Dlx, t, Carrot Nnfiihj * nmn MrM B m " f ^ er * r ** ***** "*"* r ,' "BsOfrlB Kitlrlk'a Party, ' .^ "also | 5:45 of th« ttltoAt Kit** flttpreme OMrifMMiU • A) U.S. St«cl Hour- "A Taate of Cbampatn«," Hani ConMMr MMIqiM VBri,V0br«f; Swtt M«K«y, Altet'Ghotttof, «fnm«dy about « _ 1ltVntlcy.BrlnM«y Uncle Wonder'a Workshop TO Walter Cronklte. New* • steals Ik*,, company pay. roll and Mads ft* Part* O Donna Reed ~> A teen age singing Mol come* (tdown with measles at the ''Stone horns, with Jumei Darren, J«IM White; r*. WEDNESDAY "8:00 Q New*, Sportu . d Briefing Session— "Inflation— Jts Costs, Cnuses and Cure*" « L1fe of Rlley Newg, Weather. '•:15 O News, Weather ' ! ^ i • g| John Paly, Newt ' O T*r«*l— " Stop,", Neville Brand) a pollcemiMi ««*r«lM* lei- »wb hitler* on Ike O*ert . IB Wallef Wlnchell Fllc-. "Hlgh Window" . y •iso WMCOM ••*.'**» ^_tfof3l£_ nyo) ""»" cKlUeT MroneiM trie* (o run Hw t f«!n of f tier land; repeat O The Big Picture— "Thnyer, Father ol Weit Point" ~ : ID Danger Is My Business —"Test Pilot," about' Robert White, USAF . ID Big Picture—"The Hap Arnold Story" 7:00 O Astronomy For You, S Keep Talking- . j..,,"'- Court of Last Resort- Returning; the series dramatizing cases brought to the attention of a seven-man board, 'of crime detection experts, with Lyle'Bettger; a young man is sentenced to life imprisonment for shooting a-policeman e:W 10 i O OfllcUl "Deserted HOUM*' 8 News, Weather • ' .Night .Edition Nawi r —Eileen ' Christie, 'it a 6 k O'Brlan, ( Brio Eisner, Hermlong Glngold ..'-'54' • lOtJW O News', We«lhe> ID Mqvletime — "She's a . . Sweetheflrl," Larry Parks, Nina Foch; a woman promotes a romnnce betxveen a soldier and * singer at • canteen , '•" •• / .' 10 :4C 8 MOM Thentre— "Threl Mllle GlrlH In Blue," Juno llnvcr, Vivian Bl»ln», Ver* 11 ^Alim 1 MaWlc»l.eom»d* • of JTSTHEtAW Man Cannot Accuse Self You have read of someone's "takingtheFifth". Why does our constitution let people-isomein- olved in crimes—keep on refusing t o answer questions put to them .in" our courts, investigating committees, and government agencies? Because no man can be called on to accuse himself or give evidence against himself. Where did this rulecomefrom? From the church canons. '.•'.•'"Long ago under common law, witnesses or parties took an oath and-talked a lot or a little as their consciences bade. Later an Eriglis law put witnesses under an oath somewhat like the Church's oath; but the judgeco- uld subject thentto.'sharp questioningreven torture. The.'king,fft% example, punished i'heresy and sedition" this way. .., • • ., _ England at. last changed the law: Before any one had to take an "inquisitional" oath, someone had to accuse him of a crime or show that he was "notoriously suspicious". No more "fishing expeditions". No man had to accuse himself. By 1700 no man had to testify if to do so could bring on his own punishment. The American colonies adopted this'rule, and as the Fifth Amendment wrote it into our constitution as the Bill of Rights. • , . ;':'..The Fifth applies in two ways: i '. 1. The accused need not testify at all in his own trial) or he can speak in his own behalf, but only when he or his own lawyer, (notthedistrlct attorney) wants him to. Once he testifies though, the prosecution can cross-examine him--and then he may have to answer. 2. Witnesses called on to testify who are not the accused must testify, but not if their answers would tend to incriminate them. Sometimes, a witness will refuse to answer seemingly harmless questions. To answer them may open iip the 'way to force him to give more incrimtnatingans- wers. . ' "• "• •'•' ' " Who decides if a question would tend to incriminate? .The Judge. If he finds a question would not tend to.incriminate, he may order the witness to answer or be punished for contempt oTcourt. & ';V In'Texas the .accused on trjal.neeft nog testify *,. in his own behalf. And if he doesn't, theprosecut- •'•*' ,-lng attorney may not comment to the jury about • his failure to explain the facts against him. (This column, prepared by. . -Texas, is written to inform--not to' adviser No person should ever apply or interpret any law with' out the aid of an attorney who is fully advised con- • cerning the facts involved, because a. slight yar- ; iance in facts may change the'application of- the law.) .7:80 O Price Is Right; COIXJR O Latin Americas . 0 .Trackdown — A man with a homemade bomb • tries to extort money from a bank; repeat Q) Ozzie and Harriet — "The Composite Girl," a trick picture Is entered in a campus queen contest; repeat • • •'• • . . 8:00 0 Dsve King—Bet E. Martin; COLOR O Secret of Flight—"The Discovery of Dynamic Lift" ID M i 11 i o n a 1 re — Jim Backus 88 a show-off who " poses as a millionaire; repeat •'• ' ' : •' OJ) Boxing —Rudell Stitch vs-Luis Rodriguez, welterweights'- • : . .8:300 Bat Ms«ter»on — :„•' "Marked DecX;" * sheriff • backs A crooked gumbler; repeat ' OJ I've Got a Secret 8:45 O) i Mprris JVank 9:00 O Thin In Vour Life — Justice William E. Power* _ liiOO JEb.Lfite Show, — "Torchy Blnlne In Panama,"'. Lola Lone, Paul Kelly 'IB Janet Dean !»:!« 6 N»ui*ty MarWstta " THURSDAY MOKNINO 6:30 B iieorxe Roronrr, Q) Get Up Time 7:00 Q Todn.v—A twn.honr r». ixirt on Amcrlcu'd all In. cluslrj, fliml pro|rHin U *erle* , ID Animated Clock -« 7:80 fD Romper • Room (B Morning Edition News 8:00 ID Morning,News (0 Soundtrack , 9:00 0:3U ID dipt Kangaroo O I)ou|th He Ml "~ Q| It's a Great Life TreiiHiirt 'Hunt .Si'n) Leyenspn' 10:OU Q Price In Hlghl ID I Love Lucy . Do [ 1 « r ll:OO..B/J'le TIIC Hnii , ID.^jpve of Life _ Time 11 :30 a>J n Cuuld Be V uii OJ Search for Tomorrow It :45. |0 ^Guiding Llgln ~ FOREIGN NEWS OMMENTARY US treaty Is Jap Issue Try and Stop Me -By BENNETT CIRF- - •'• By ARNOLD DIBBLE . United Press International TOKYO (HPI) - Japan's Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishl has returned from a grand tour of Europe and Latin America and now must face up to the hard and confusing realities of Japanese political life. -Japan has been described as a country whose political and .'governmental leaders know exactly what they want but do not know how to get it. This. of course, is overstatement, but to an "outsider" it bears more than a passing relationship to truth. In Japan, a clear mandatefromtheelectorateis not always a clear mandateforaction. Because of the parliamentary system, Kishi, unlikePresident Eisenhower, has a strong majority-close, but not quite two thirds' in both houses of- parliament. Yet, it would be safe to say, President Eisenhower has been able to pusha far greater percent- powers bill' last year against such tactics. It's considered entirely possible that if the furor reaches these expectations, Kishi willdissolvethe parliament and call for general elections, standing on the treaty issue virtually alone. Nor would such a move be contrary to Kishi'sown personal interests. If there were new elections, Kishi's Conservative Party undoubtedly would win and thus bis ;own life as Premier would be lengthened. . If there are no new elections, it is freely predicted that members ofKishi'sown party will force him to retire from the leadership within a year. The rising star in die pro-Western Conservative Party - and, at the moment the best bet to be the next, premier - is Hayato Ikeda, 60-year-old minister of international trade and industry. Ikeda has the blessings of former Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida, the strongman of Japan's postwar politics. If Ikeda moves in, you can look for much more outspoken leadership at the helm, and many Japanese think it might be a good thing. J OE E. LEWIS, night club favorite, discovered that a vace horse had been named after his long-time piano accompanist. Austin Mack. "You know what a sentimental cuss * am," sighed Lewis. "I made ,' a bet on good old Austin Mack. And to my amazement, out o£ : nowhere, he came in strong to finish last!" # * # A cute 'yoilnp stenop In the Wall Street sector conllrled to Broker John Straley that Jicr roommate was causing her some concern. "She's convinced herself," said the stcn- og, "that she's nn alarm cluck: And what's worse, sometimes When I set her so I can Ret down hero in time for tlic opening of the market, she doesn't vine until It's too late'!" * * * A New EnRlanilcr wired a fashionable VIorHa resort hotel for ' something nlro ami ivlaxinj- at about. $2o A il.iv." Th« «tmn telegram lead, "Try warm nulk." . present that could topple his government and lead to new general elections-is the issue of revision of the U.S.-Japanese Security Treaty. This problem makes foraninterestingstudyinOriental politics. . This treaty •• which grants the United States • base rights and a certain amount of logistical support in Japan - was an important part of the price the U. S. levied in return forthepeace treaty that was hammered out in San Francisco in 1951. It was, admittedly, an "unequal" treaty, but even many Japanese concede it was surprisingly liberal considering the fact Japan was an utterly defeated nation. • • ' • But, because it was a dictated treaty, tbe socialists aod their hand-holding leftist sympathizers begin demanding revision of the treaty with the idea of ultimately quashing the treaty entirely. Kishi agreed to try to negotiate a revision. The socialists and assorted leftwingers have been holding rallies to protest the revision. The , Kishi conservatives hope to bring the revised treaty before the regular session of the Diet, which is scheduled to go • into session in December. Foreign Minister Aiichiro- Fujiyama said as recently as two weeks ago thattheU.S. and Japan have agreed on virtually all points in the revised treaty. The main stumbling block is how much say Japan is going to have in the deployment of U. S. troops based in Japan-whether Japan-based troops can be sent fr«n here to fight other'nations. The treaty undoubtedly will be vagueon this point, thus satisfyingTnpone, but creating all the elements for political controversy. And there wy; be plenty of the latter. TRY FACTS CLASSIFIED!! THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS MTABUSRKD Ult IHMEf *. IMB0B*... GLENM HEATH.,,.. Oeortt Sitcom A&ftrtlitni Mtnxe -". RoberM Dinfb}' ' •• Miniglnj Editor SUI McM'Jrr»y Bernlce Elder BpnrU 'Editor Otflc* iltnMcr Published d»U» nd ImiU <«cpl (iturd» bj-.Hri-l»» Publhberi, Inc.. JOT B. Pwk Ave.. Freeporl. Trxtt. Jtmrt a. Niberi, Pre»ldmt, CluiUUtf *dv«nlslni de- p»[tmetvt open 1 t.oi. |a«U BMD Uturdui. cloied Sun. d«T>: to Bl«ce. cutcil or correct cliulfled KlvertUlrn. Mil BE 3-!j«l. World wldt newi covtrnt'br Pnllcd Prcii Inltrn«tlon«l. Member o( Texii Dally Preii Anocluion, TtxM PrtH AssocliUon. Represented nitlbniJly by Texts Ncwspi»r RtjirrKnlMlvtl. inc., P. '0. Box 301. Blytolm. T«xu: :.iw»l<in CA DAILY ACROSS 1. Goddess of flowers 6. A new frontier 11. Mellower 12. Of the ear CROSSWORD 10. Building; 31. Erbium . additions (sym.) 18. A boxer's 32. Radium dr«ad(abbr.) (sym.) 19. At home aS.Hivcr 20. Pronoun " ,vi (Ohm Yj 21. Chief deity • Se.lf 14. Gridirons 15. Wait upon 16. Young girl 17. An Arctic dweller 21. Inlet of ' „ , nn,, 23.1roquoians 22. Copy 21. AnnaPav. lovn, for nne 25. Polynesian drink 26, Stitch 28. Egg r ' ' milk employe 7. Past of "llo" Yetlrrd»r'l All"" 42. Sea eagles 38. St. ~ 'flre 39.-Lik'e a wing (Bur.) 4J. Miinor court 44. Tiny " - 45. Evening HistT)" «EDITOa Freeman ted political maneuvers - boycott, tisui^iis. rr, .4.-, picketing, microphone -hiding, >'i41-, ,ii^..:r'-''K. etc. - to block ratification of the revjasi.ftrt,.'- Despite Kishi's' hugfe' pjrtiMB^r^majoru,,, to was not abletbpuMthrpughhis revises"pojice- EOBSCnrPTION RATE8 . "v carrier, nil.;- utf ftuntor, 11.40 per month: Djily «••'SI If EC' t.-:jntt>, *UJ r»Je» upon requeil. til m»il .-i. :.cmxion itui to «dvM«i, : -:-'-.1 «r .-•/-rnl cliii miller Mfrcti 21. 1952 Kretporl. T»ut. PoU Ollice, under (hi An. ol W -*WS^ «t 1478. . al the 29. Wheel hub 30. Account hooka 34. No (slang) 35. Granulates 37. Thin 40. River - in Africa 43. Eermlt 45. More loyal 46. Reflection 47. Qerman city 48. Of Norway 49. Encounters DOWN 1. Chafe 2. Dwell 3! Watchful 4. Tears 5. Skill 6. Droop 7. Filch 8. Operatic melody 9. Folibh raeaaurM

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