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Tuesday, August 7, 1962
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Editorial.- COURAGEOUS DOCTOR PREVENTS CALAMITY For tha most part, the federal controls imposed under the authority of food and drug legislation operate inconspicuously. With the attention directed at this work by the thallium deaths and thalidomide horror, few can fail to recognize the degree to winch this function safeguards our lives and health. It was'almost by chance that this country was largely spared the calamitous effects of Ihalidomidc. Dr. Frances Keisey, of the Surgeon General's office, WHS reading in a British .journal an article telling of adverse effects from the drug. At the same time, an application from a. U. S. manufacturer for licensing of the drug for use here wan awaiting approval. Dr. Keisey blocked approval, despite strong political pressure, until the unfolding horror in West Germany and England justified the action. Dr. Kclsey's courageous stand is a major contribution to the health of this nation. The fact that courage was required; the fact that a reputable manufacturer would exert political pressure lor the licensing of a drug that already had shown serious adverse effects elsewhere, illustrates the need for the controls through which Dr. Kelstey \ma able to protect this nation. The gold medal for distinguished service which (lie President will present to Dr. Keisey is richly deserved. Food and drug controls are not without political opponents. Many contend lhat the standards for proof of the reliability of new drugs- are too rigid; that products important to the health of the people are unnecessarily delayed. They argue, with some validity, that lives are lost as surely by the delays in use of life-saving drugs, as by premature release of drugs that have dangerous side-effects. I It is contended that in addition to withholding useful products • from the public, these controls cause unwarranted hardships for companies that have invested huge amounts of capital in the research ' that produced the new drugs. What these opponents failed to recognize is that these very standards induce tha degree of quality control exercised by the manufac-1 hirers of drugs. Also, that these standards are a protection for all who meet them against competition from less ethical manufacturers. If the controls ] were removed, reputable manufacturers would be quickly put out of j business by tha makers of sub-standard drugs. Both sides have pertinent viewpoints. Controls that are too harsh ! can be as harmful as lack of controls. But the very fact of the con- ; flict of viewpoints insures a desirable balance in the exercise of this j governmental function. THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS EDITORIAL PAGE PAGE 2 BRAZOSPORT AND BRAZORIA COUNTY. TEXAS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1962 LAST WORD IN SOVIET BOMBS THI BRAZOSPORT FACTS KTABLISHED PublffflM deify ami Sunday wretpt Saturday by R*r!*w Publisher!, Inc., 307 t. Park Avt., Freeport, Tixai. Jaiwt S. Naben, President. JAMIS S. NABORS SUNN HIATH _ _- OIOROI L. 1CACOM _ PUBLISHER EDITOR ADV. DIRECTOR IRNII I. ZIESCHANA Advartlilng Manager MORRIS FREEMAN Mtehanlcal SuptrinrtndtM E. E. HENDRIX Circulation Manager PEARL GLOVER doomed Manager ROBERTA DANSBY Managing Editor LEROY BYRD Woman's Editor •EOROE FERGUSON Sports Editor MANELLE H. MALLORY Office Manager iVorfd wide news cevtrage by The Associated Press. Member ef Texas Dally Newspaper Association, Texas Press Association. — SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier, dally and Sunday, SI.50 per month. Mall tares upon request All mall subscriptions payable in advance. Entered at second class matter March 21, 1952, of the Freeport, Texas, Post Office, under the Act of Congress of Marc* 8, 1870. YOU'RE TELLING /ME! -By WIU1AM UTT- The World Today CONGO ORDERLY, WOBBLY, DIVIDED By JAMES MARt.OW | ginm. Tlianks to the United Na Associated Tress News Analyst itions arid Its Iroops— it hns 6,500 WASHINGTON (AP) — Telstar, j there now— order was restored, thalidomide, testing, taxes and j In this way the central govern- senatorial talkfests have pushed (ment of Premier Cyrille Adoula the Congo contest down in the j got on its wobbly feet. But it's in news. It may be explosive news | sad shape. before year's end. ; The United States and other The Congo was born in shock- (Western powers fear new anarchy ing anarchy two years ago when^if Adoula falls— his grip is report- it got its independence from Belied weakening — with a take-over by extremists and eventually per! haps by communism. Paul Harvey News By PAUL HAftVIY Disaster Awaits Giant's Example I sipping brandy, reading the papers. . ." AP, London: "Churchill sent out for his favorite brandy. . ." UPJ, London: "Doctors report Churchill was too tired to watch he Western films last evening nit he was well enough to drink *>randy and smoke a cigar." AP, London: "The former 'rime Minister was silting up in bed, reading the racing news, vl ft (fling his toes, sipping randy. .." No doubt about it, Sir Winston Churchill is an intellectual giant, constitutional freak. I fell under the spell of tills magnificent man years before we net. Nor was even one of my 11- usions tarnished by subsequent association. I traveled with Sir Winston dur- ng a particularly trying political campaign. I was Impressed with he ease with which he dozed dur- ng a cross-town car ride and tha rrohness with which he awakened 20 minutes later to handle an audience with masterful dexterity, brilliant rhetoric. Nipping all the while. I was young, impressionable. I •emember entertaining the idea ed the fire in this splendid crea- ure. Yet the same fuel eonspicitous- y dulled the senses of others. During Sir Winston's recent illness I have reflected often upon the events of those days. . .' I have wondered how many might influenced by the frequent public allusions to Churchill's consistent imbibing. "Look at Churchill. He's 87. It hasn't hurt him!" I can hear youngsters rationalize, "Don't tell me. Ixmk at ole' Winnie, Maybe the way to stay well preserved Is to stay pickled.' 1 I'm sure that Sir Winston would he grieved If other human beings lost control of themselves be. cause Ihpy followed his example but lacked h I s extraordinary capacity. Since I have sat at the feet of this man for so many years with a near reverence for his qualities of leadership, I can say what I am about to sny without rancor, without hazard of hurting his destructible public image. Any persons who might be misled by Sir Winston's durability despite his indulgence should be told that he is not now hale and hearty and full of beans. Ha is conspicuously old, old. Sir Winston Churchill, like Uncle Sam perhaps, has survived in spita of his excesses because he has a "remarkable constitu tion." But he has paid a price. A great man's greatest claim | to immortality is his childr For Winston Churchill, alcohol has diluted that legacy. For among those whom h 1 1 example influenced, whose uncontrollable thirst for alcohol has led them repeatedly to jail or to institutions, are his own son and hia own daughter. JW^WASHINGTON I MARCH OF EVENTS; REASON CONGRESS DEFEATED MEDICARE SENATE DIDNT LIKE PROCEDURE ATTEMPTED Hal Boyle's People By HAL BOYLE A JUNO of Telstar satellites girdling the globe, ts proposed. Looks Uk» good old Mothsr Earth may get herself a brand- new, shiny necklace! I 1 ! AsrinOtttral tchooli seek more students — headline. Hard to get Mdt back to tke farm, men If iff disguised Wee a campus. • I I A New Britain, Conn,, dog entered a postoffice, nipped a postman as he sorted mall. Apparently, the pooch couldn't wait to get hit victim out In the open) t 1 I Two Terre Haute, Ind., youths claim a new ice-cubs tossing wcort-4,832 exchanges before It melted. It's stunts like this, says Milt, the sterling- printer, that leave him positively cold. That terra Santa 'lotted so long Mitt wonders if maybe it wasn't just a chilled block of transparent plastic/ ! ! ! It took 10 tens of soap to lubricate me ways for launching a battleship—Factographs. Off to a dean start? ! I I A New Zealand golf enthusiast plays his gama on an Ice- clad field with a black-hued ball —news item. And any birdies he gets probably turn, out to be just penguins! Returning Hard For Vacationer DAILY CROSSWORD AOBOBS J. A smarting peln 8. Follow 11. A petty person: slang 12. Pueblo* 13. Act in a theatrical M. Add distinction to IB. Cozy room ». Fairy-like creature M. Die: Scot IB. Walking stick 81. Ship's kitchen M. State, northwest Indo-Chtna 88. In advance of ». New Bag. state SO. Backs U -- ro* car part t&. Strident 84. Siamese coin 87. Two: Sp. 88. Feminine pronoun 41. Pierced, aa by horns 48. Vine- covered 45. Desert plant U. Seeped 47. More courageous) «B. Destitute DOWN 1. Hastened f - tod tUef S. Sacred picture: var. 4. Seine 5. Said "heUo" to 6. Fine-out hay for fodder 7. Coal scuttle 8. Footless animal a "Your majesty" equivalent 10. Anglo- Saxon domestic 17. To place 19. Cut 20. Gleam 21. Talk much accomplished' 31. For 83. Common viper 34. Biblical king 38. Roman garment 36. English streetcar 38. Magnitude 39. Pay attention 40. Founder of Christian Science 42. Cain's mother 44. Orkney* Inlet NEW YORK (AP) — Remarks I people pet tired of hearing on their return from a vacation: I "Where have you been hiding jyourself? I haven't seen you for iages." 1 "Vacations are okay in their way, but I'll bet actually you're kind of glad to get back to the old salt mine, aren't you?" "Where did you go? I know 'you sent us a post card, but we icouldn't read what it said." ' "You just got back in time. Gili bert. The guy who took ynur place \vas a real fireball. The boss said he never saw a man wilh more new ideas." i "While you were gone, the r>[- ifice Rang held a farewell party for, :old Jim in the stock room. I [kicked in S10 for your share. Do jyoii hap[>en to have it on you?" "You rememlwred to turn off the gas and close the windows all right, but you forgot to tell the milkman to stop deliveries. He left a total of 14 bottles find .' wonder if you'd mind coming |over right now and getting them, ['hey kind of crowd my refrigera- .or." "It's too had you had such awful weather. Heie at home it was clear and sunshiny every day ,'ou were gone." "I hear you just got back from \our vacation, Gilbert. I'm leaving tomorrow on mine. Let me tell you about it." "Are you sure you spent your vacation tit TJC fceacn, Mildred? You look so pale I thought maybe you'd just got back from giving a blood transfusion." "No, I didn't mind caring for your cat while you were gone. But she took sick, and the vet said she needed several shots. Here's his bill—for $40." "The only really important message lhat came while you were gone. Gilbert, WHS a long-distance phone call from your mother-in- law. She's arriving tonight to stay with you for a month, and she jusl wanted to be sure you'd drive out to the airport to meet her. The plane gets in at 1:45 a.m." "Just like you asked me to. 1 went over to your house a couple of times lo check the doors to be •:urc nolxjdy had broken in. Say, do you know what you've got in the back porch? Termites—thousands of them!" "r,verybofly inissed you. FJven the boss mentioned how much quieter and more restful the office was with you gone." "Gee, you look all worn out, What you need is a good long rest." The key problem is still what lit was two years ago. Katanga Province, which seceded from the 'central republic, still won't unify iwith it. ! Dickering between Adoula and i Katanga Premier Moise Tshomoc i ended in June with no solution j after six months of talking. The Congo in general is poor. Katanga is rich in mineral resources controlled by rich British and Belgian interesls that pay taxes to Tshombe's government, not Adoula's. Adoula's government is pretty much in hock from big expenses it doesn't have the income to pay for Katanga, as part of the central government, would make a rich difference. For instance, while the central government's economy is in tatters it has to support a big army, •big for the Congo. Adoula's gov-: lernment is still in a mess just; i rying to run itself. The United States and other , governments have been thinking iof ways to force Tshombe, with-! 'out war, to join up with the cen-- Ural government. i The thinking has been along thej i lines of economic pressure, like I getting the British-Belgian mining; I interests in Katanga to pay their revenue to Adoula's government, I ;or boycotting the Katanga miner-! a.1 products. Meanwhile, U.K. el/orts in the ! Congo cost big money. To raise it the United Nations is trying to, sell S200 million in bonds to mem- i ber nations. President Kennedy wants Congress to approve $100 i million as this country's share. , But this proposal has run into : trouble in Congress where not all |members favor it and some are sympathetic to Katanga. Last Friday Sen. Thomas J. Dodd, D- 'Conn., strongly critici/ed U.S. and U..N. policy in the Congo. 1 He's against economic pressure [tin Tshornbe and Katanga. Some | in Congress want to be sure other (nations buy at least 5100 million iin bonds before this country buys ithn other 5100 million. I So, alter two years o! freedom, the Congo is a mess. Senator Kerr Only partly his /finIt. By HENRY CATHCAKT Central Prett Association Washington Writer TBTA9HINGTON—The Kennedy administration Is still con- VV ducting post mortems on tha death In the Senate of the medical care program. Whlla fully recognUlng tha adverse 52-48 vote as the most serious legislative, drubbing It has received at the hands of Congress, administration leaders are trying to find out what wont wrong In order to avoid the same pitfalls next year. Much has been made of the potent opposition of Sen. Robert Kerr of Oklahoma, who persuaded and cajoled a number of Southern Democrats to vote against putting medical cara for the aged under social security. While it Is true that Kerr played an important role, his opposition was not the deciding factor. Of greater Importance was the fact that the administration, elected to bypass the Senate Finance Committee in bringing the medical care proposal to the Senate floor for a I vote. This procedure challenged the entire committee structure in the Senate, and with Southerners holding the lion's share of committee chairmanships they voted against the program on procedural grounds. Even more Important Is the tremendously Influential role played by doctors throughout the South. The doctor la usually the pillar of the Southern community. He Is a generous source of campaign contributions and a leader in political and social matters. It Isn't easy for a Southern senator to vote against what has usually been the keystone of his backing In politics. Nevertheless, the extremely close vote assures administration j leaders that If normai procedures are used next year, a similar j measure will be approved In the Senate. This still leaves the ; House vote as an unknown factor In getting the legislation j through Congress, and this explains why President Kennedy j wants to make Medicare the number one Issue in the forthcoming congressional campaigns. • • • • • WHITE HOUSE TICKETS'—Some sharpie entrepreneurs In Washington have been "taking" the tourists that are flocking Into the nation's capital In Increasing numbers. They've been selling "Tickets to the White House" as part of package tours of the city. The White House Is open to tours each morning of the week, but those taking them must stand in line—usually a long wait. Ticket purchasers have done so In the mistaken belief that they can move ahead of the long queue of patient waiters. The situation became so bad that the White House recently complained to the District of Columbia government to curb the deception. A new regulation has been Issued prohibiting sightseeing guides from making the phony offers in the future. While they were at It, the White House also asked the District government to do something about the street photographers who cluster along the walks In front of the Executive Mansion. It seems that some of the President's staff have become annoyed at bslng photographed by them repeatedly. Apparently, they're smarting under the realization that the photogs can't tell the officials from the tourists. Anyway, from now on, the photographers will have to observe a SOO-foot boundary around the White House under pain of losing thulr license* to do business. No More White House Tlclc.t. NEWSPAPERS SELLTHEMOST! Cancer Site Probed Try and Stop Me Do the surroundings in which we live give people a higher risk; of getting cancer? j For five years, the National] Cancer Institute has been conduit-1 ing such a study of possible m-1 vironmentiil causes of cancer in j the Hageihtuwn, Md., area. j laboratory analyses o[ water, j soils, rocks, air, and vegetation j were combined with a review of •ounly health records for several decades past, plus new data on cancer illnesses. Experts found variations in can- :er rales in the 20 districts [studied, t)Ut conclude that these differences v.ere due to chance, and couldn't be connected wilh any specific causa in tha sur-j roundings. Glua uniitmg -By BENNETT CERF- C HARLES EROWER, of Batten, Barton, etc., warns eager young account executives that if they had courted their wives the way they court prospects, their patter would have sounded something like this: "I can see you are a smart girl: the kind that can't be fooled on value. So you'll notice that I am wearing a $300 suit. That suit, Girlie, is only an outward indication of the super-hydraulic, synchro-mesh, patented double-action heart that beats beneath it. Now listen carefully to something I tell only a chosen few. I am in limited supply. There are a lot of women after me. So for one day only, I'm offering to marry you. But you'll have to hurry—hurry—burry—before I'm all gone." 4:30 «:SO ~SM "s-ss" 7 6:0() Hncky «n.l Hli riends (6 Kith-lie's Clubhoiiij (0 Quick Draw McGrj WhTrlyi>irrt~ "~~ Air Fore* Slurr fj} Almanac Nowsrpxsi 8 American* it Wc>rk Hiintby-Brlnkley R» pcirt Hay C'limwiy. Wi'alh-r: Tom Evans. Sports: Guv esriiiiv" John (.'arflcld, .run Crawford fO:'.>lf 0)~ABC Fimii~nepnrt 10:30 C0 Wire"Service:"" Cnmclxek." K»l» JrariM that * boxer Is being pushed Inln a fight by hi* ninhltlniM brother _ O Tonight Show (Color) iT-30 0) The C a IIf n rn t'miii "Th* Inner Circle." W.iynt* hauls la ft respected iiinlue.ism.'m for k«ep» ln< .«loli»n goods In hit __ _ ____ fl) N'w.s: Nick C^farhatF. Weather: Sid Lasher O Wlnf* Naw: "Swimming Fever" _B Wor,lrt n:t)0 'm Wiiiled" by "VhV FBT, ... SiRll Off W ID New* Find, Dully Word Consult Dr. Brother* J»:10JB'.^J«y i» Sporii T^lTo'sign'OH (1:15 B ABC Evening Report Q News: Walter Cron- Tic 9 Channel i Newsree!, Teather 8:59 0) Sign On, Prayer e:00_(0 Operation. Lift ~ *:30 flQ Bugs Bunny: "Tale of Two Klttin.i" CD Window on Main Street: Cameron Brooks tries to find » way to patch up « family qtur- rel O °f Science and Scientist*: "The Age of: the Universe" f) Lai-amie: (Color) "The Turn of the Wheel." Repeat. Slim tries to rekindle an old romance wilh Abbey O'Neil 7:00 (f) B a a h e I o r Father, "Gold in Them Hills. 1 ' Repeat. Peter Tong believes there's gold on his lanrl 8 Password Meet the Organ: "Music or Worship" 7:30 (B The New Breed "Cross the Little Line.' Repeat. Garcia poses «l heroin dealer to capture head of major narcotic.! 0) Dobis Glllls: Repeat. "The Richest Squirrel in Town" e Th* Way Alfrai ifitchcock: "Apex." One member of » ninnntic triangle is marked for murder. Repeat. 6:55 7:00 Sign On Morning DevoUonil Morning 1 Report • O Today -1L 1 S 0> Mr. Caboose 7:30 CEfMornlngEdition N»wi ~B;001 JJ9 Cadet Don Capt. Kangaroo fl:30 (0 Peopla Are Funny 9;00 © Jack iJi Ljinne m Calendar Q Say When 8:30 £0 Morning Movie: "Four Jacks end * Jill." Des! Arnez, Ray Bolger 8 1 Love Lucy Play Your Hunch (Color) _ 10:30 Price Is Right The Brighter Day Concentration 8:00 m The Comedy Spot: •Toor Mr. Campbell." A nagging wife mikes life unbearable for her husband e Crisis Dick Powell: "Ohitu- ary for Mr. X." Repeat. A police officer's attempt lo end his extra-marital romance is complicated by the presence of a nameless drifter 12:15 Q) The Lea Shepherd 0)1 Sliov 8:30 (0 Yours for a Song ffl Ichalwd and Me: Bob iiu'iles s race-track sharpie, Lippy Bourke, lo his house. Repeat O Compass: "Across the Pacific" 12:30 Q) Camouflage ffl As the World Turns Q Highway FsteA 12:55 E ABC Midday Ktport 1:00 (B Home Edition Newi Password i Jan Murray (Color) *u 8 Jj2j>_O NBC News T:30~ (0 Dragnet (D 9:00 Q) Alcoa Premiere: "Mr. Easy." Repeat. A business tycoon decides to retire ' § Talent Scouts Ideas in Focus Cain's Hundred: "Plush JuiiRle." Repeat. A hnodliini conspires to use an international transpor- 1 3 t i o n o (i in p a n y as a smugglui3 line 9:30 O Television lutenu- tional 10.00 (0 Nicht Edition News: R-iV Conaway. Sports: Guy Savage. Weather: Tom Eviiis Q) News: Nick G«arhart. Wither: Sid Lasher Q .Si?ii Off O 10 O'clock Roundup N.;,v<: Weather, Maun About Sports 10:15 CD Late Show House Party Loretta Young 2:00 (0 Day in Court ~ Millionaire Young Dr. Malone <u^ § 2:30 I Seven Keys To Tell the Truth Our Fiva Daughters 2:55 (Q Douglas Edwards (D D News V S 3:00 CD Queen fbr'a Day Secret Storm Make Room for Daddy "3?30"~ClFWno Do You Trust? 8 Edge of Night _ _ Capt. Bob Show 4:00 CD American Bandstand CD Mahalla Jackson B Dick Tracy (Color) 4:03 CD Early Show: "The Green Man." Alastair Sim. Jill Adams O M.-G.-M. The»trt: "The Square Ring." K«y KendaJl, Jack Warn** South dealer. East-West vulnerable, NORTH 4K62 V J983 4AQ4 + KJS WEST EAST 4853 + J87 + 10642 4 K 10 5 2 +Q988 SOUTH 4AQJ1004 Kant Pans • 863 + A.7 The bidding: South West North 1 4 Pans 2 NT 8 4 Puss 4 4 Opening lead— king of hearts. Card reading— the ability to deduce what cards the opponents have left, baaed on tho bids and pluyu they huvo already made — la an Important factor in the play of many hands, HomeUmus the declarer Leu HIM early In the play ull he needn to Know about the composition of the advcr«u hundx. One aim- pie clue may turn out to bo the key to the entire hand. Hut you have to be alert to take ad- vantugo of the clue if yuu wjnt to gel the beat possible nv,,ilt. Kor example, lake- thin deal. West leada the king of hi'.irts. on which Eu*t signal* witti the (even. 'Went continues with the 1(62, King CcMures S/udlciU. luc.) 10:00 m The Verdict U Yours _ B 10:55 ID Harry HeaionerNtwi 11:00 O Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 8 Love of Life Your First Impression ___ (Color) _ 11:30 O Yours Xor a Song CD Search for Tomorrow. Q Truth or Consequences jl:45 fl} Guiding Light 11:55 Q News Report 12:00 CD Jane Wyman Present* CD News at Noon O Susie CONTRACT BRIDGE By B. Jay Becker (Top Record-Holder In Masters' Individual Championship Phrj) ace and another heart, East covering the nine with the ten. South ruffs, of course, but at the hanie time makes a mental note that Kast has the que«n of hearts. Declarer doean't actually »eo thn queen, but ha knows East has 11. Cast's piny of the 7-6-10 In that order would not make sense otherwise. South also notes that the oon- tract is In some danger. He hai two diamond losers to take cart of. It may occur to him, tftei drawing three rounds of trumps, to lead the ace and anothei club and flncmMi the jack, hop- Ing the finesse will win, In which case he would bo home. Anc he may plan, at the same time, to fall back on a diamond finesse If Uio club jock loses U the queen. However, dtspltu the three- to-one probability that oni nnt>,:,i> or the.- other will succeed, thi* would be the wrunj line of play. The better method In to lent] three rounds (A trump**, ending in dummy, and then pluy the jack of hearts. When follow* with thl queen, Mouth uiinply itUctrcU t (liuinund. Thin furcou Kast t{ return either a diamond Intc the A-Q, ur a club Intu thu K-J Tin* favorable puMtioll cumcl iibutit bet.'ttUHO (luclurcr locutei the qut'fi) of hearts t-u ly in tin pluy and u|)pili-.i thai knowled^! to construct u ttlluutton fruiv which cannot Cbuupe, **• .

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