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Freeport, Texas
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Sunday, August 30, 1959
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THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS PAGE Brazotport and B razor la County, Sunday, August 30, 1959 PAUL HARVEY NEWS Hit The Panic Button Now DEATH IN A PLASTICBAG PAUL HARVEY It's time to hit the panic button now. This paper has reported 63 babies "accidentally suffocated" so far this year, plus 10 adult "suicides" in plastic garment bags. But there is one thing nobody has been saying for fear of compounding the disaster for the families of the dead. There is one word nobody has wanted to use in connection with the plastic bag controversy, but law enforcement officers and some Congressmen have wliispered it: "Murder." Understand, there is no instance among the deaths so far reported where evidence indicates any intent to commit murder. But with all the attention that has been focused on this hazard, there is hereafter a charge of "crimlnil negligence" Implied against any *dult who leaves a helpless Infant within •reach of this static-charged plastic film. It is known now that the stuff actually "clings to the face." Many laundry and dry cleaners sre already labeling the!rplas- tic containers with, "Warn^ ing -- danger — keep away fr" om children." Yet, despite all the remedial measures, another somebody will die today . . . "accidentally." Congressman Charles Bennett of Florida wants Congress to "ban or control the useofplas- tic bags," But spokesmen for the $20 million a year industry Involved urge "education rather than legislation." Meanwhile the death toll mounts. Last year there were 19 children known to have been suffocated by plastic material. This year, not yet half over, 63 already! The Society for the Plastics Industry has launched a nationwide campaign to inform the public about the proper use and disposal of plastic bags. The Society will explain that they "should never be used as makeshift coversincrlbs, playpens, baby carriages. That they should,' Instead, be tied in knots and thrown away." About a billion plastic bags were sold last year. Some manufacturers are trying to "perforate and corrugats"th- elr product, but perforation admits the dust which the bags were designed to keep out. So 15 states and 10 cities are going ahead with laws to minimize or eliminate the hazard and one state and one city already require "warning" stickers. Now back totheterrifylngpos- stbillty that this product might be employed for "the perfect murder. Either to eliminate unwated babies, or to make an adult demise appear to be suicide, the plastic garment bag is a diabolical weapon In the hands of a killer. Police are Increasingly concerned about this possibility; it is time we should be. For all the $20 million invested In this industry, it Is not indispensable. Either Itsproduct should be made safe or be discontinued for this purpose. . Meanwhile, every person who neglects proper precautions around the house — every responsible person who is less cautious with this product than he would be with old razor blades •- must expect to be suspected of criminal intent. THE l/GHTER SIDE Need Letters Column .'FRANK ELEAZER United Press International WASHINGTON - Rep. Samuel S. Stratton D-N.Y. favored readers of the Congressional Record the other day with a report on the Little LeagueBase- ball team of Schenectady, N.Y., which had just cloberedBridge- port, Conn., 6 to 2,-for the right to. play in the Little League World Series this week in Wil-' ..liamsport, Pj. In the memory of some old congressional hands mismark- > ed'the first time that a base• baU'J^ox score had been prin- ^i*8' ! l^Corigress* own daily pa- 'per,'.which does not as a rule carry sports. The Record carries nothing formally labeled as comics, ei- • ther, but this is considered a mere technicality. It does include almost everything else, and lately there have been indications it even may have to Start a letters to the editor col- umn, to carry complaints from the readers. There are about 43,000 of these, but the only ones whose complaints carry much weight around here are the 536 members of House and Senate whose dally activities the Record purports to relate. : Some of these readers have been pretty unhappy lately at the - way their own remarks were, or were not, reported; at the way the remarks of someothersha- ve been magically improved in the printing-,andatthe.waypret- ty near everybody has been littering the Record with material not clearly relevant to the business at hand. Nobody has specifically mentioned box scores as falling in the latter category. Sen. Richard L. Neuberger D- Ore. reported to the Senate recently his discovery that history was being rewritten, or at least heavily edited, in the pages of the Congressional Record. Try and Stop Me By BENNETT CERF TEROME BEATTY has made it his business to discover what J today's successful authors are say: • between books. Here are a few nuggets he collected: J."P. Marquand: "If you hav£ one strong idea, you can't-.h'elp repeating it and embroidering it. Sometimes I think that authoy should write one novel and then be put in' a gas chamber." Robert Penn Warren: "Poets are terribly sensitive people and one of the things they are most sensitive about ii caah." Robert Frost: "You've got to love what's lovable and' hate what's hatable. It takes brains to see the difference." William Sarbyan: "The writer who is eccentric i* probably the sanest man alive." DAILY CROSSWORD ACROSS 1. Pierce C. Pace 9. Feather tuft from 0*0 10. Negri, actress 11. Fine line of a tetter 12. Man'f name (post.) 14. Enclosure 13. To ravel 17. Neuter- pronoun 18. Land, meaturea 19. Diving; bird 20. Russian city 21. Sprite 22. Dart 23. Enemy's white ensign 37."AuW Syne" 2«. Place 29. Abounding: ' inore 30. Bog- •• 31. Measure (Ann am) 34. Hypothet. leal force- 35. Girl's nem. 36. Apple seed 37. Home decoration 39. A Christ. mas bird (Piiekms} it. Scold • ^ vehemently 4 3. Wicked •43. Weaver's reed «. Morbid chest sound DOWN . I. Utter 2. Revolves 3. Moslem name 4. Lake Erie port 5. Say 6. Brltlth sympathizer (Rev. War) 7. Hlghpriwt UHS UfflU Kiiaa raa af-i nmaaa 8. Peaceable 11. Health resort 13. New York, for one 18. A f riller 20. Eskimo knife 21. "The — and I" YeiUr4»jr'« Aiawu 22. The young 31. Ruin off(«hei 32. Paaaageway 23. Inundation 33. Open (poet.) 24. Pantries 35. Shell for 25. Some ic* cream 28. Colorful bird 38. Mr. Coolldfe 30. Number 40.^ srr IT Repartee, according to- Neu berger, consists ot the bright remarks you would have made if you had thought of them at the time. And in Congress, he points out, you still can make them, right up until press time of' the Congressional Record, which is usually some time around midnight. If Neuberger was dismayed at what happens to thepurportedly verbatim account of what-jjoe* . on in the Senate, he oujfi«oje»... the. -way things go In InVHouse' ' Hobse members not only can edit {heir remarks beforepubll- caiioh, as canthesenatbrs. They also can take 'em out of the Record entirely, or insert statements never actually made. Senators aren't supposed todo that. Just this week, though. Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon B. Johnson D-Tex. had to patch up a dispute in which Sen. Wallace F. Bennett R-Utah accused Sen. Joseph S. Clark Jr. D-Pa. of having censored out the Record four pages of tran- script including remarks not only by Clark but also by Bennett and others. Clark pleaded not guilty and Johnson was able to restore harmony by establishing that a helpful clerk was to blame. The four pages of censored transcript were duly inserted in the Record two days late, a clear vindication of history but one calculated to baffle any historians who may try to figure what happened. Neuberger has proposed to stop this kind of thing with a new rule under which senators would have to say what they mean. And they wouldn't be allowed to change their minds later. Although Neuberger has been joined by Clark and Sen. Gordon Allott R-Colo. in sponsoring this proposed change in the rules, nothing is expected to come of it. Meantime several House resolutions to clean up the Record also have been assigned to a proper committee for buriaL These are aimed at cutting down on the volume of recipes, poetry, newspaper editorials, jokes, unmade speeches, letters from home and other suchmat- ter that already this year has filled 7,431 printed pages in a section of the Record appropriately labeled "appendix." Rep. Paul M. Jones D-Mo. and others have in bills to limit such insertions to a handful per member per aession. Some members put 'em in now by the hundreds. Another 15,683 pages of the Record have been filled this year with what passes for actualpro- ceedings of House and Senate, for a total of 23,113 printed pages, a new all -time high In wo- rdage for a.single congressional year. QUOTES.... NEW YORK - The Rev. C. Kilmer Myers, conducting in New York's richest and most famous church the funeral for a 15-year-old Negro girl killed because of a gang fight Sunday night: "If you cared about her, then let this be your memorial to her. Let there be no more sudden death in the streets of the lower East Side." TRY FACTS CLASSIFIED 111 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR C ites Planning of To the Editor: Last week it was my privilege to serve ss a counselor for the annual Brazosport Band Camp at La Junta, near Kerrville. As I observed the smoothness and efficiency with which the overcrowded camp was managed it occurred to me to wonder how many parents arfd'Brazosport residents really appreciate all thehardworkthatgoes into giving their boys and girls such s wonder experience at a reasonable price. ft would be impossible to mention each incident where a band director, bus driver, counselor, or particularly camp director Cooney or Mr. Wade < went "above and beyond the call of duty" to make the camp such a huge success. However, here are a few examples: After the lease was lost on the former camp, it took Mr. Cooney and Mr. Wade days of searching for another suitable place. Buying huge quantities of groceries in advance was no small job. The cooks who prepared delicious meals like home cooking really deserve a pat on the back--how those kids! Then there was the counselor who had never ridden, but manfully kept up with the group and their trained guides. And the band director who took Ms turn at leading s hike without letting anyone know he was ill.. Let's not forget the lady counselors who man: aged to quiet their cabins in splteof pesky granddaddy longlegs and squealing girls. This could go ' and on, but you get the idea. : This fall when everyone in the area admires ani? enjoys our fine marching bands at footbalfgarrte! and parades, let's* remember that they didn't jusi happen. Behind them are weeks and months of han work on the part ofMr. Cooney, the band directors, and scores of-other faithful and Interested adults My hat's off to them! If you appreciate their efforts, why not let then know with a note, a call, and whole-hearted suppor of your local band club? ' Mrs. M.B.Fitzgerald H Clute ;rs THE LAW Legal State Can Change Are you in sound legal "health"? It costs much less to avoid legal trouble than to get out of it nee you are in. Hence the family lawyer. But since you can't go running to him all the .ime, how do you spot legal trouble in time? The following pointers will help in diagnosing your situation. 1. When you comeof age, marry, have children, jet a divorce, buy or sell property, move to another state, or when someone in your family dies, you may take on new legal rights and duties. Then you may need to up-date your will, your insurance program, or the way you figure your taxes. 2. When you buy or sell property always have the legal papers prepared or checked by your attorney before you sign them or put up any money. Double check your contracts, important letters . or leases before (not after) you sign them. 3. The law defends your rights, but sometimes only if YOU yourself act within certain time limits. Make sure you do. Otherwise your claim may be outlawed, or it may be too late to file an action to protect your rights. If you have been in a car accident, for example, get all thefacts at once and chask with your lawyer and your insurance company. 4. A few other questions may put you in good shape to avoid legal trouble; In case something happens 10 you, who knows where you keep your papers—your deeds, will, insurance policies, or contracts? ' Have everybody in your family • birth certificate? Where is your marriage certificate? Your social security card? Have you checked your life, hospital, health, home and accident Insurance policies? Do they protect you the way you want? Does your life insurance plan, for example, fit In with your will? Are your tax records in good shape? (This column, prepared by the State Bar ol Texas, is written to inform--not to advise. 'No person should ever apply or interpret any law without the aid of an attorney who is fully advised concerning the facts involved, because a slight variance in facts may change the application ol the law.) FOREIGN NEWS COMMENTARY British Vote Is a Game By GREGORY JENSEN United Press International ^w (OP1) - Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and the rest of Britain currently is occupied with international affairs as epitomized by President Eisenhower's visit. But in the background looms the closer-to-home question of when the next general elections will be held, a question that has become something of • national guessing game. It has been decades since the game was played with anythinglikethepresent suspense. Cliff -hanging tension has been building up for almost a solid year. By today, everyone was about ready to burst with it. This is the way the game works: British governments are elected for five-year terms. But they are not required to serve the Whole period. They can call a general election at any time. Naturally/ those in power call their elections at the time most advantageous to them. If they've been In office only three years but see a dead sure win at the polls, they 'H pop a new election and win a new five-year lease on No. 10 DowningStreet. If there's any doubt, they'll postpone the poll until the omens set fair. Macmillan hasbeen"it"inthislittlegamesince late last summer. It was about then that the possibility of a quick general election began to be bruited about.- And U was right then, almost a year ago. that the opposition Labor Party began to feel the suspenseful squeeze of this election guessing game. The opposition's dilemma is easy to understand. Macmillan will pick the moment when he thinks he holds all thecards. After his formal announcement of the election date, labor will have only a few scant weeks to organize its election campaign and do its electioneering. Therefore, it has to prepare in advance. Plans must be drawn up, speakers mobilized, campaign Oeorti B«icom Advtrllslni- Mlnater Robert* Dtnsby Uiniflnf Editor SU1 JlcM'J;r»y Bportt Editor MorrU Krunun Mechimlci! tuperlnltndent E. E. (Ten) HendrU Circulation Manifer Berolci Elder Otllct Manaier WEEKEND ON TV • , CHANNM, •) CKANirra ' KPRO-TV <l KHOIKTV ^ SATURDAY EVENING .00 (J) Detective's Dtar> (li) Soldiers of Fortune (13) Larry Kane Show „ Is30 (2) Strike (11) Lone Ranger JiOO (U) The Early Show "Mask of Dimitrious" Zachary Scott, Sidney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre -Story of violence, In- trlguermurder 5:30 (2) Sgt. Preston v6:00 (3) Whirlybirds (13) Roy Rogers Show 6:30 (2) People A re Funny V (11) Reckoning (13) Dick Clark Show ,7iOO (8) Perry Presents (color) (13) Jubilee USA 7:30 (U) Wanted Dead or All w 8:00 (2) Black Saddle *> (U) Brenner (13) Lawrence Welk , 8t30 (2) Cimarron City (11) Have Gun Will Tra- 9:00 (11) Gunsmoke (13) Stock Car Rice; 9:30 (2) DA's Man (11) State Trooper (13) Triple Crown Theater • "Stairway to Hea- 1 ven" - David Niven, Kin Hunter, Raymond Mas* sey, "Midnight Mystery" • Betty Compson, Lowell Sherman . ) (2) MGM Theater • "Undercurrent" -Katharine Hepburn, Robert Taylor, Robert Mitchurn - Young bride's curiosity aroused by series of revelations; is theman she married thebrilliant tycoon world knows— or a cold-blooded killer? (11) Academy Award Theater • "Call of the Wild" • Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Jack Oakle - Jack London story of young man, pal, and girl who are stranded in Yukon, join forces to locate gold claim in Arctic wastelands *:00 (U) Shock Theater "Jungle Captive" - Otto Kruger, Jerome Cow? an, Vicky Lane - Mad scientist, "ape woman" and scared secretary; latter almost loses her "brains" before detective appears «.idO (2) Sign Off (13) Wanted by the FBI." 19:31 (13) Sign Off 1:15 (11) News Final 1:20 (11) National Anthem SUNDAY MORNING 7:40 (13) Sign on 7:45 (13) The Living Word 7:55 (2) Morning Devotional (11) Morning Hymn 8:00 (2) Christian Science (11) Lamp Unto My Feet ...'.- (13) The Pulpit 8:15 (2) World of Adventure 8:30 (11) Look Up and Live (13) Science Close Up 9:00 (2) This Is The Answer (11) Comedy Carnival (13) Early Bird Theater • "Lady Luck" Robert Young, Barbara Hale, Frank Morgan, James Gleason; "Smith o! Minnesota" - BruceSnv ith, Arline Judge 9:30 (2) The Christophers (11) Camera Three n CfMNNBaV 44 KTBK-TV 1* . 9:58 (11) Harry Reason* News 10:00 (2) This Is the Life (11) The Big AdventUM 10:30 (2) Industry on Paratfc 10:45 (2) Leo Durecher Pra» Game 10:55 (2) Major Leagu* Philly at Pittsbun 11:00 (11) Sports Parade 11:15 (11) Baseball Leadon 11:25 (11) Game of tht We»* 11:45 (13) Cartoon Time SUNDAY AFTERNOON 18(00 (13) Gutf Co * M J» m * boree 13:30 (13) Johns Hopkins Pile 1 liOO (13) Houston Home She* MO (2) Builders Showcase (13) Sunday Movie •• \ "Thli Thing Called Lo« ve" - Rosalind RussiU, Melvyn Douglas; "Ha* tour lout Gentleman" • Rex Harrison, LUU Palmer . ' 2:00 (2) Davis Cup TemUl Matches ":30 (11) Academy Theater • , "Wings for the Eatle" • Ann Sheridan, Dermd Morgan - Everyone pi* tches in at Lockheed rot the war effort 4:00 (2) Tugboat Annir (11) Last Word 4:30 (2) Wisdom (11) Face the Nation ' • (13) Kingdom of the See 5:00 ;(2) Meet the Press • ' (11) The Animal Kingdom (13) Ranch Party . ' , 5:30 (2) Doctor of MediciM ,. (11) Twentieth Century (13) Lone Ranger SUNDAY EVENING . -.oO (2) William Tell (11) Lassie (13) You Ask for It 6:30 . (2) Suspicion (U) 1 Love Lucy (13) Maverick •JjM (U) Ed Sullivan Show 7:30 (2) Dragnet (U) Lawman 8:00 (2) Chevy Show (color. (11) GE Theater ' (13) Colt .45 8:30 (11) Alfred Hitchcock (13) .Special Agent 7 9:00 (2) Loretta Young Show ' , (11) Richard Diamond (13) Gunfire 9:30 (2]l Twenty Six Men (11) What's My Line (13) MeetMcGraw. '.0:00 , (2) African Patrol t (11) Sunday News Special (13) Movietime - "Lost Horizon" - Ronald Coleman, Jane Wyatt, Thomas Mitchell 10:15 (U) Award Theater • "Escape in the Desert"-" Phillip Dow. Helmut Dantine, Blayney Lewis* • Flyer at Arisona desert motel runs into escaped Nati prisoners, ends In gun battle 10:30 (2) Final Edition Newt 10:35 (2) MGM Theater- "Flaudia" - Dorothy McGu- 1 ire, Robert Young, Rosa) Franken's classical story of a child bride who grows up suddenly ^:00 (11) News Final 12:05 (11) Evening Hymn 12:30 (2) Sigh Off Q3) Sign Off material designed and prepared, powers primes and space for them rented - and all this without i definite date to go by. If iheoppositionorganizettooweUaroundaspe* cific date, it may march the public right up to ttu polls and then discover the election Isn't for another tix month!. • . If it organize! not well enough, titt Uckof preparation can coat It the election. • Right now, the best educated guess is that polling will come Oct. 22. Most observers have settled on that dale as the most likely. Only MacmUlan can act. Under the rule* of Britain's election guessing game, he alone knows the answer to the question all Britain has been asking for a full year: When will the election be? THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS MVABLMNED UU JAMES I. NASOJU rtlBLMBEt GLENN' HEATH '. ..EDITOI baa* ATEW YORK-Th. fat head, Menu to fo a Jt 1 in hand with an actor's departure from New "fork tor Hollywood and what I em hoping; toda* la that M!M Shirl ' U that Mi«a Shirley MacUlni" hasn't been stricken by it. . I doubt strongly that the haa. Every now and then, these daya, ther* comta a report from California that Mlaa MacLaln* haa been kicking- up her heels in a mild display of temperament. I am inclined, not to believe It. You know thoae report* from California. That'a the place from which originated the fall* ntwi every couple of years that Cecil B. DeMllle ha4 turned out a, good movie. In looking; back, though, I am dlamayad at the realisation that I have awn a. raft of Broadway actors fly out to dreamland-and promptly get th. fat head. While her* In Manhattan, they ... * , ar * MM<m » 1 >ly »«• and modeat; maybe It'e ba- __j the town is full of chorus girls and comadiana sltUna; around In Lindy* who needl* thm and tr*e,t them aa just enotherwalk-eia, No matter how big they become in th* thtater, th*y don't ttt muek chance to put on aid* here. They'd g.t laugh* out of the Lambs club. iVy « <n>t aa, Shirley! t *°- to lotU5lan<i «<» <**ck In at tha Bevariy l, let them be aligned a bungalow on a movla lot, let the Hollywood (oaiip wrltera aak th.m avidly wh.thar they aleep t Published dally tnd Sunday (icipt Suurdiv by R«vi. - PublUhirf. tot., MT I. fat »»t.. rriiporl, T«ai. Jamei .1. Nibori. »rtildrel. ClUilfltd idvtrtlilni it- Piflmint OMB I *.«. I* II Boon latiutfiri. cloiilT tun- dan; in oliei, cut ft or MrtMt cliullltd tdnttUlnt. World vldt n«w« covcract'br DnIUd Prtii International. Mimbtr at Tnu DUJjr Fr<« Aiiocinion. Ii«»« p»» AiucUilon. R«pr;««iUd »«U«naJlr by Teui Mewtniwr Renrtwntatlm. Inc.. P. 0. Box Ml. Baylotm. Twin , aouiton CA I-2M2. IDBJOirPTlOH' BATEI Bj urrKr. DaHy and ftund*;. ll.M pir mouth. Ojilr only, SI.U per oualh. M»4 nutl upon tiquul Ml mill lUbierUKIon ralll ta a4»uet. Inured n iteond clui maiitr Mirth n, uj;. (l n,; rietpon. T«ai. fotl OUict. umiri mt An al Con,rru • * « • i " ^K OF A FEW NOTABLE EXCBPtlONS. The laat time I maw Mi«» MacLalne, for Inatanc*, ahe waa on*. 8h*'a a, beautifully nutty, trem.ndou.iy talented girl who aat In a local ealoon one •prlng- afternoon and kidded h.rulf unmercifully. 8h« M «mad hn" m£ y .u her ^° r u but not by hir ""- "« I fl "1 H diffUult now to believe that she haji gon. Hollywood with a banr I alwaya have Uiought the .ajnwt, most l.vel-headed movie broad I ever »aw wa, Mlas Deborah Kerr. Mi M K.rf. long .U*tchoi Broadway to Tea and fli/mpalh v may- hav. knocked any "wall^"'" ~ bUt trutWu11 * l *»'t think th.r, .v,r wa. ^ It waa MU* Kerr who, IB minutea 1st* tor an interview fall - albl. it waa th. beautiful, blond H.l.n nv.f ° f

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