The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 2, 1960 · Page 2
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Freeport, Texas
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Friday, December 2, 1960
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THE BRAZQSPORT FACTS HXTOMAL PAGE Page 2 Brazosport and Brazoria County, Texas, Fri., D.ecember 2, 1960 JIM BISHOP: Reporter SANTA AND ALCOHOL DON'T MIX AFTER "MATH" OF THE ELECTION The ad is piam. "Santa Clauses —for all Snevets Markets, typical appearance and jolly manner preferred. From Nov. 25 to Dec. 2-1. 8-hour days, 7-day week. $1 hour. Apply in person week- d a y s 9:3011: 30 a.m." Isn't it a beau- BISHOP make your heart sing with Christmas spirit? Just a darn minute, Mr. Sne- vets. You don't want Santa Clauses, because every child knows that there is only one, and he's busy at the North Pole making ice skates and sleds and dolls. Besides, he only leaves .iis workshop with the reindeer on Christmas Eve. He's invisible to all who look for him, and he can be seen only by those who go to bed and keep their eyes closed. What you want are fat grandpas who are out oi work. These men imitate Santa, and some of them do a pretty good job, holding their 'at tummies up and laughing ho-ho-ho. However, if you expect them to do it for a buck en hour, you're going to hear some pretty hollow ho-ho-ho's. By Christmas some of them are going to look like anemic jockeys. Your proposition is better than Metracal. Some Santas will be snatching the lollipops from the crying kids. And how, if I'm not being too fresh, are you going to keep them sober? Not the kids, Santa. I've seen some wild ones, my friend. We had a bird in my home town who used to start down Cedar Lane at 9 a.m. roaring "Merry Christmas, kiddies. Tell Santa what you want for Christmas." He hit every injay illmay on the route. He started off with a bag full of dollar ays donated by the Chamber of Commerce. By the time he skated out of the fourth gin mill, he was trading the toys for rye. When he hit Bogota, he was skidding in high gear and he stopped only to snarl at innocent children: "Aw, wipe your runny nose!" Have you ever seen one of these jolly Santas in the can, Mr. Sne- vets? I have. Such beautiful language. It was music to my ears. I saw an old traffic cop break down and cry at the sound of words he had forgotten. There was one in New York a few years ago who sat on a throne in a department store. The small fry waited in line and, when they sat on his lap, he hugged them to him and slipped a flask out of his red coat and his nose lit up like the blinker on a plane. He did fine until one little boy ran back crying to his mother: "Santa smells like Daddy." I played Sajita once. However, this was not for one clam per tick. My girls were tiny and my wife thought it would be a good idea if I made up to look like Mr. Claus and, while trimming the tree, she would get the children to come out of bed and run downstairs for a fast look at St. Nick. It was an idea. Not a great one, Mr. Snevets, but an idea. My mother-in-law had bought a couple of bottles oi egg nog from the milkman. She was pouring it in stem glasses, sipping it, and saying: "They didn't put anything In it." Well, they did. But it tasted like heavy cream with a lacing of cinnamon, so we added a dollop of kickapoo joy juice. It tasted fair, but not memorable. So we kept putting more of the booze in it and less of the sticky cream, and at last I suggested that we all kick the egg nog habit together. We did. It was 1 a.m. when I put on the Santa outfit ($'15 rental fee) and it retired the services of the two ladies to pour me into it. By that time, my wife was standing thirty feet from the free throwing the silver icicles at it and my mother-in-law was puffing trying to get me up on the little kitchen ladder beside the tree. My par. wasn't big. All I had to do was to put the big star on top of the tree and, xvith my back to the youngsters, roar "Merry Christmas everyone and to all a good night." The children were awakened, and they came down in their nighties. "Look lovey," my mother-in-law said, with a blood pressure of 240 over 130, "there's Santa Claus." My wife was flinging the tinsel at me and I leaned over the tree with the hie star an yelled ". . . and to all a good, night" and fell right through tha branches. Have you ever picked pine needles out of your eyeballs, Mr. Snevets? My advice is to get a record player, with a lot of Christmas carols, and play them over and over, every day, until the parents go stark raving mad. Don't take chances on those spurious Santas. Why economize, pal? Get the real one for $1.10 an hour . , i Hal Boyle HERE'S HOW TO GET A FUR COAT ' YOURVILLE, U.S.A. (AP) Trellis Mae Feeble, America's most average housewife, is getting a new fur coat for Christmas. Listen to her tale, ladies — it may show you a way to get a fur coat, too. One evening early last week ESTABLISHED 1912 .U ... JAMES 8. NABOBS PUBLISHER GLENN HEATH ...,.™ EDITOR JOHN F. GREEN BUSINESS MANAGER GEORGE BEACOH Advertising Manager ROBERTA DANSBY Managing Editor LeROY BYHD Women'* Editor MORRIS FREEMAN Mechanical Superintendent E. E. (Tex) HENDRIX Circulation Manager BERNICE ELDER Oiiice Manager Published daily and Sunday except Saturday by Review Publishers, Inc., 307 E. Park Ave.» Freepoit, Texas. James S. Nabors, President. Claiiifled advertising department open 3 a.m. io 12 noon Saturday!, closed Sundays; to place, cancel or correct classified advertising, call BE 3-2611. World wide news coverage by Tha Associated Pr«u. Member of Texas Dally Pre» Association, Texas Prets Association. Represented nationally by Texas Newspaper Representatives. Inc., P. O. Box 308, Baytown, Texas; Houston CA 8-2643. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier. Daily and Sunday, S1.40 per month; Daily only. SI.15 per month. Mail rates upon request. All mail sub- •cripiion rates In advance, .5«i'«»'ffH .«« Krrntiil r!0«c m»tt«r M»**H *V Ifl.M •* fU« P»ia3>- porr, Texas, Post Office, under the Act of Congress af March 8,1870. BY B B I C K [ fi 4QJ9858 WEST 1*9752 »K6 EAST 4 A Q104 32 (J863 FAMOUS HANDS West dealer. The proper defensive play \* East-West vulnerable the four of spades, permitting' the jack to win the trick. Against this defense South can* not make the contract. He must go down regardless of what ha does next. Suppose declarer leads a dla* moud at trick two. West takes 3ie king and returns a spade to the ace. East leads a high spada to force out the king, and still baa the ace of diamonds as an entry card for his established) spades. Declarer cannot garner* more than eight tricks and musb go down one. East does not defeat the con* tract If he wins the spade lead) with the ace and returns tha queen. Declarer simply Sets up his diamonds and the defenders cannot do better than take four tricks. Nor can East atop three no- trump by playing the queen of spades at trick one. South ducks 4.87 SOUTH AKOS7 VQ104 • 1072 South INT 2NT The bidding: West North East pass 14 14 pass Z + Pass faaa 3 NT Opening lead—six of spades. Hera Ss a hand played in the frorld Bridge Olympic some years ago in which the defend era were supposed to defeat three notrump. Very few of the East-West Contestants succeeded in the effort. As a matter of fact, the Beat defense is not self-evident when all four hands are West was directed to lead the £fcc of spades and the burden of fiefense thereupon fell to East Olie issue was largely decidec fm the very first trick, the outcome of the hand depending Jtpon what East played on the the queen and the defense is once again helpless. This is not a hard play for South to make, because the six is obviously West's highest spade. Bast should know from that bidding and the opening lead) that declarer has the K-9-8-7 off spades. Since East has only on* aide entry card, he should duclo toe jack so as to retain maxW mum communication witW West's hand. In. ducking, he signals \v. t n» the highest card he can affo-" -H the four of spades. (0 m KD& Statures gyadicaUh Wilbur Feeble was lying on the sofa, dressed in his pajamas and robe, and drinking a can of beer as he watched a posse on the television screen riding to head off the rustlers at Eagle Pass. •^The^oorbeU rang. Wilbur grunted, rose and opened the door. There stood Miss Hortense Schlemp, the pretty blonde secretary who lived in the apartment overhead with her widowed mother. Hortense was clad only in a filmy pair of pajamas. She stepped quickly into the room and asked, "Where's Trellis Mae?" "Playing bridge with some of her biddy buddies," replied Wilbur. "But she should be back any moment. Why, what's up?" "Well, silly me!' said Hortense. "I went out in the hall to put something in the incinerator, and the darned old door locked shut after me. "My mothers asleep in the bedroom. I rang and rang the doorbell but I can't wake her up. "I hate to go down in the °le- vator—dressed like this—to 1 ~,r- row a key from the superinter.J- ent. I wonder if you'd mind doing it for rnf " "Sure thing," said Wilbur. "Soon as I toss on a few clothes. Here, let me fix you a beer while you're waiting." He got Hortense the beer, then disappeared into the bedroom. Wilbur had time only to slip into his pants and one slipper when the bell rang again. He hobbled to the door carrying the other slipper in his hand. It was his wife, Trellis Mae. "Well, aren't we cozy?" she said coldly. Wilbur reddened to the ears. "Hortense accidentally locked herself out," he said lamely. "I was just going down to get a key." "You sure thought that one up fast, didn't you?" said his wife. When Wilbur returned later after letting Hortense into her apartment, Trellis Mae was already in bed with her face turned to the wall. For days she gave Wilbur the silent treatment. On Saturday, just before he was leaving for the golf course, he crumbled. "You know that fur coat you been wanting for 15 years." he pleaded. "I'll give it to you lor Christmas if you'll just tell me you believe me. Honest, there's nothing between Hortense and me." "Okay," said Trellis Mae, majestically. "I forgive you—this time." As soon as Wilbur left, Trellis Mae ran like a squirrel to the apartment above, where Hortenss and her mother were having coffee. "It worked!' she cried. "He's going to give me the fur coat." TRY ~~ FACTS CLASStflEDS! Editorial: PAPER BALLOTS, HUGE PRECINCTS DESERVE LEGISLATIVE ATTENTION The 57th Legislature will probably give attention to the election code. Hardly a session has ever failed to make some changes. Yet serious problem? still plague election decisions. Paper ballots have probably created more of the problems than any other factor. They have always been subject to honest mistakes, to abuse, to fraud, to abrogation of the right to a secret ballot. The method of using them have caused some" problems. Scratching is the traditional method, and at present the ony legal way. During the early fifties either scratching or check-marking was allowed, but this confused voters and ballot counters even more. In the general election this year, thousands scratched either Republican or Democratic candidates, but failed to notice or bother td scratch the Prohibition or Constitution Party candidates. Some election judges tossed out ,j. these ballots, some counted them. ' .'.': * ' Republicans contend that Nixon would have carried Texas if a consistent method of counting had been used. There would have been no argument had these votes been cast on voting machines. In Brazoria County, voting machines have largely eliminated any doubt about the validity of an election decision. Also, the machines make the result known in a matter of hours. That is. unless the vote is so close that absentee Ballots would decide the outcome. Then the county is back in the same condition it was before the machines wore bought. This Nov. S, The Facts had the machine World Today count on all but Angleton by 10:30 p.m. that day, and had the Angleton count before midnight. It was nearly a week before all cf the absentee votes were counted and made known. No decisions were changed by absentee votes in the county in this election, but the experience ot. California, where at the end of two weeks of counting absentee ballots the lead changed from Kennedy to Nixon, should indicate the need for a better method. For this county, would it not be feasible for absentee votes to be cast on a voting machine in the county clerk's office? For the rest of the state, it might be well for a legislative study group to determine how other counties might be induced tc. adopt voting machines. This .would, most likely eliminate such conditions as the present GOP challenge of -the, r >tate yqte^cqunt, and might at the same time'help wipe mit the perennial vote fraud suspected In many counties. One other point which the Legislature might examine is a possible ceiling on the number of voters permitted in a single voting precinct. In 1956 a line of Angleton voters extended around the entire'block.whon the polls were supposed to be closed. It WDS several hours before the last of these voted, and persons could have stepped into the line at any time. Yet in the four years since then no action has been taken toward a clearly-indicated need for division. So the congestion was repeated this year. SOVIETS LOSING OUTER CONTROL By WILLIAM I,. RYAN Associated Piess News Analyst Recent developments make it clear Moscow is becoming less and less able to impose total dis- i-jyiiii viiSTi ;5T?!5v •" •——:•/?? parties. This does not mean the Kremlin stands to lose the leadership of the world Communist movement in the foreseeable future. But it does mean Moscow is losing some control and is facing troublesome times. The Soviet Communist party is running .into disobedience and even rebellion in the ranks of the Communist fifth column in a number of areas of the world, and is encountering resentment among many of its partisans. One of the important reasons is that the outlook of the Soviet party differs from that of many a Communist in the ranks beyond the Soviet borders. The Bolshevik seizure of power in Russia took place 43 years ago. Any citizen of the Soviet Union today who is under the age of 60 is likely to have little nemory Business Mirror of pre-revolutionary days in Russia. The revolutionary fire has died away. The Soviet Communist party is made up, in the vast major- privileged class, interested in keeping itself privileged and having singularly conservative views with regard to political and social change inside the U.S.S.R. The party now is the core and the directing force of a complex, swiftly developing technocracy, faced with all the contradictions inherent in such a society. The need frequently to compromise between the urge for rapid growth and the structures of an inhibiting, rigid doctrine has a profound effect upon Soviet foreign policy and the Communist program to dominate the world. The revolutionary spirit still lives, however, among the Communist party of China, which came to power only 10 years ago and which now is struggling through development phases passed by the Soviet Union 25 years ago. The Red Chinese in- sist upon "the letter of party dogma. Indeed, they are forced into it as a factor in insuring their continued rule. China's Communists also are extremely impatient for the ex- by violent means. They scornfully inform the Russians that peace can be insured only through violent struggle and cannot be achieved by "begging 1 'for it from the Western world. If there is to be peace, say the Chinese, then it must be a peace which Is Imposed upon the United States, a peaceful coexistence which will be forced upon Americans on Communist terms. The notion of peace through negotiations, say the Red Chinese, is strictly an illusion. Many a Communist in the non- Communist world agrees with Peiping and is chafing at Soviet attitudes. Many a Communist sees himself and his future dreams ot power being sacrificed for the aims of Soviet national policy. James Marlow, who usually writes this column, ID on vacation. STOCK TAX SELLING TIME NEARS By SAM DAWSON AP Business News Analyst NEW YORK (APl-The nation wheels into the last month of a perplexing year still in some doubt as to what the final score will be. In four weeks the short-term cliff hangers should be resolved. The longer-term course of the economy may well still be anybody's guess. The short-term ones: 1. How much selling to establish losses for tax purposes will the stock market have to absorb? And how much, if any, will that shake its balance? 2. Will the Christmas-conscious consumer be generous enough to answer the prayers of the nation's merchants for a better sales season than last year? 3. Will the majority 01 the nation's corporations hold the profit line and bring 1%0's earnings close to 1959's? It will be several weeks after New Year's before the figures are made public—but company executives will be giving a general idea in their yearend statements. Stock selling for tax purposes could take a toll of the market. Prices of many stocks are well below the start of the year. And traders would want to take advantage of these losses to offset any income gains in other directions. But EOIIH; brokers think Hie extent of tax selling is far from a sure tiling. They hold that many traders have already taken their losses, and in recenf weeks have been reinvesting wnat they got from sales in other stocks they think look good for the future, stocks that they'll be holding onto. And don't forget: Wall Street puts store in a traditional market rally after tax selling is out of the way: The corporate profit picture is taking surer shape. Compared with last year's figures, each quarter this year has shown a decline in net income after taxes. Some corporations see a turn for the better now, but as many or more see the declining trend continuing. It's a tossup whether the i;ood returns in the first three montlis of I960 will be enough to pull the entire year's outcome even with 1959. FRIDAY ON TV true-TV o . CHANWET, * KtIHT-*V 8 CBTANTJF.I, K1UW-TV 11 CHAOTTCI. «* KtRK-TV 14 4:00 O Ixxuiey Town ID Early Show — "The Gang's All Here," Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda CD American Bandstand I People's Choice I Kltirlk's Party' '' t Smi Francisco Beat' TNews, Sports IB Popcye Club i S Almanac Newsreel i f} UunUoy.Brlnkley 0 Sing HI, Sing Lo 01 Dmij? Edwards, News FRIDAY EVENING 8:1)0 Newn, Sports The Big Picture .Whlrlybirds Ncws.'Weather _ B:1S O News, WfAther _ (Q John Paly, News e:SO O Han Haven — Raven trlfcs to prevent a night club comic from commit- Ing suicide, with Paul Wlnchctl •• O'Your Neighbor, the World— -'"Three of Our ChlMrcn," James Mason tells of . p,h 11 d r e n and disease (D Rawhide— "Incident at : Superstitious Prairie," , Wishbone breaks an Indian tradition O Matty's -Funday. Funnies^ _ T:00, O University Forum '' QO Harrigan and Son- — "Miss Clarldge F.lndS Romance" '7:30 O Holiday Playhouse — "Underwater .Agent," Keed Hadley In »; tree story of a frogman wl >o disappeared In English' •waters attempting .to find the secret of a mysterious Russian vessel O fovHailon'to' Art — "Fashion" '(D Route 66 — Mod and Buz chaperone four beau- llful models; 'Bethel Leslie 03 The Flintstones— "Hoi_ _ lyrock Here I Come" 8:00 Q-Our American Heritage — "Born a Giant," WlUlam Travere, Barbar.% Rush, Farley Granger, Walter Matthau, John Collcos; a drama of the turbulent early career, of Andrew Jackson O Language and Linguistics — "A,. Definition of Language" €0 77 Sunset Strip— "Antwerp Caper,'" Bailey is hired to prove that a girl reported killed by the Nazis is "alive 8:80 Q Virus.' — .Debut of a ' series "of 'eight. ha1f'-hou« l •programs'*h tjie nature of the virus, with Nobel Prlzf Winner Dr Wendell M» Stanley as host (P'Johnny Midnight 9:00 0 Mlonnet Shnyne — ."Blood on Rlscayne Bay," Mona Freeman: .a woman b«g« Shnyne to recover Incriminating love letters) O Dr Thomas A, Dooley •—A special program with Dr Dobley speaking on, th» Image of America In Southeast Asia flj Twilight Zone —- "Tha Lateness of the Hour,", Inger Steven* as tha daughter of a doctor who> has created R hc»"">hr>ld] of robots (0 The Detectives— ^.18' Other Side," -Johnny Rus-' BO masquerades as a con* vlct to prevent a rpnrder ^ TTsiTo The Ragtime Era -• ''More Music Than Come* dy," on the ancestors of musical comedy Q) Eyewitness to History (B Wrestling } Sea Hunt I News, Weather 10:00 lp:16~GJ Late Show — "Up tha. River," Preston . Foster, Tony Martin; comedy about a prison football team' .. ' _ 10:30 O News, Sport* __ (B Fro Football HlghHgnt« •10:45 0 Bent of Pawr «— -Joey Bishop, Belie David, Joe Phillip*, Rene« Taylor, Blossom- Dearie 11:00 ITsSO (B Uth Hour News OP Club 13 12:00 Q Midnight with Marietbl QJ News, Final SATURDAY MORXIN'O Fimev-Channel, Program S:Sfl O George Rocsner liOO.O Todny on'the farm • (0 Farm Journal 7:30 £} Cartoon Classlca QD Early Bird Thealii. — "In Old California, 1 .' John Wayne. Binnie Barnes PaJ!sy Kelly 8:40 O Today h Saturday- . CD Week in Galveston _8 :l 5 ' CD Cartoon Carnival 8 :90 ' " Mrom; .COLOR Q} Capt Kangaroo ft: lit (B Learn to Draw 9:30 f£) K i n.g : Leonardos 'COLOR ' (0 Popeye and His Pals Try and Stop By BENNETT CERF— Y OU MARRIED LADIES who worry too much abou* masked prowlers and marauders in the night: could it be that you're neglecting a danger from within? Sociology Professor Edwin H. Sutherland has assembled some startling statistics which reveal that a woman is in more danger of being attacked by her own husband than by any other 'assailant. Twice as many women required hospitalization last year from husbands' blows as from all the attacks by gangsters and burglars on the police a husband of yours is definitely not as harmless as he looks! * * ' * A top man in our defense department a couple of decades ag» failed to meet the exacting standards of an important EngllsH friend—Mr. Winston. Churchill. "That fellow L ," Churchill would grumble, "carries his own precipices around with him." Another time he voiced the suspicion that "L thrown a bin- ana peel ahead of himself before walking Into a conference." O I960, by Bennett Cerf. Distributed by King Features Syndicate DAILY CROSSWORD ACROSS 1, Broad smile 9. Mongoloid 6. Battleship of 1898 30. Cougars 32. Together 33. Reflection. 34. Pithy saying IS. Plots of land 37. American soldier •38. Italian goddess 39. Before 20. Bog Si. Frost a cake S2.TerrlbIa S3. Sting 26. Conjecture 87- Corn coverlnjf 28. Fish 29. Ordinal number suffix 50. Court 51. Relatives 31. Barluri (sym.i 33. Coil 36. Compass point (abbr.) 37. Oil of rose petals 39. Retard 41. Paris river 42. Mandarin's residence 43. Observes 44. Tortoise DOWN 1, Lively dance 2. Uprisings! S. Traveler's stopover 4. Overlook, 5. Grudge 6. Drones 7. Candlenut tree 8. Faultfinders ft Extinct bird ll.Fiahneta 16. Crude metal .20. Excla. matlon 21, Annoy 22, Defective bomb 23. Ancient Arabian country (poss.) 24. Alters 25. Tree 26. Farewell! 28. Against 30. Tele, graphs 31. Dis- reputable 32. Coated, as typo 33. Lived Vcilirdiy's A»tww 35. Diminish, a* thomooa .J8. Cravat 40.MaleshMp 7

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