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THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS PERMANENT. ADDRESS? •"".brazogport and Brazorla Co-jntv, Monday, Augutt 31. 195^ JIM BISHOP-. REPORTER Has Pe'qfef Of Mind Bishop Is on vacation. Thi^ written by Fred G«Wrberg of The Telegram, Toronto, Canada.) tiei'i call him Charlie. Even if Charlie wasn't his name, Ht was a little guy with big cart. And he looked more like • burro, loaded down with his pack, shovel and Bren gun, slouching down .the dusty Italian read that late September evening in 1944. The battalion was moving up—the objective a slab of vineyard covered rock known •sHUllOL Germans of (fitter's 27th Pan- ttr division crowded the sturdy, atone casaon its crown, outlined grimly against the blood red setting sun. Charlie was a Bible dumper. "It's all in here," he'd explain softly, pounding his skinny fiat on the book's hard, black cover. "And it says to turn the other cheek." The men of four platoon hooted.' "What are yadoln' in this man's army, Charlie? That Bible ain't gonna help ya when the steel is flyin'." Charlie wouldn't argue. But Ijft'd say; "It gives me peace of irttfld. An' I can't ask for anything more than that." •.. The men would hoot again. "Fold it double, Charlie, an' .niebbe it'll stop one meant for your heartf Charlie would shake his head. "When I go, I'll go happy, kno- win' IgotpeaceofmindwithThe Man up there," he'd say, nodding his steel-hatted head up at the heavens. The men would look at each ot* her, grinning. It was always fun to needle Charlie. And it took men's minds off the killing and dying at hand. Charliewouldn't even accept his early-morning ration of rum. "I don't need them kind of spirits," he'd say. ... • • The cook wouldgrin. "Next," he'd snort, disgustedly, as the line of men waited, mess tins in hand. Charlie would bunch his bony shoulders up under his balaclava, collect the mush, bacon and bread and eat alone. Then he'd thump Us Bible. Sometimes he'd read it aloud. to via slow going, limping up the slope inthespreadinggloom of dusk. It was even slower in the inky black. Men cursed as they edged upward, guided by the wired-up grape vines running parallel with the attack. Less than 100 yards separated four platoon from thecasawhen a hell of machinegun fire, laced with flaming tracers, cut the night air and bowled overthelea- ding line of infantrymen. Men tumbled crazily to the ground, pawing futiley for life. Thescr- eams of the wounded could be heard above the fast firing rattle of the German Spandaus and Schmeisers. The lieutenant tried in vain to steady the reeling survivors. He was .cut down fast. A gunner tried to make a run for it. Hit, he scrambled on, crabwise, rolling down the steep drop. "Every man for himself!" The voice sang out more like an an- guished cry than an order. This is the moment of defeat. .The living struggled downhill, falling, skidding, wee?ing, bleed* • ing, tired. Frightened. Except Charlie; V • . ..• "C'moo Charlie," yelled the surviving sergeant. "We're getting out!" Charlie didn't look. He didnt obey. He didn't even raise his voice. "I'm not leaving. Somebody's gotta cover. .Only God can take me off this Will" "•• The sergeantdldn'targut, Another burst of bullets drovehim to his knees. And he skittered backward downhill. The slow "Thump-thump-thump" of Charlie's Bren followed him. It took a battalion assault backed up by a brigade of artillery to clear Hill 101 the next norning. We found Charlie; He was nestled, cheek-to-butt to his Bren. The magazine on the gun was empty. $o were three more, lying to his right. Five Germans sprawled dead in front of his silent machinegun. Five, blood rimmed holes dotted Charlie's high forehead, in a quilt-crazy pattern. '. • "He was •madman." a German prisoner said. "Twice we ' called on him to surrender. He laughed. • "Then we Wiled him. But it was too late. If we could have counter-attacked while your men were falling back, we would have wiped you out." He was wrong. Charliewasn't mad. He wasn't brave. Hewas a Bible thumper with peace of NATIONAL REPORT Not Stalling, GOP Says By RAYMOND LAHR '.. United Press International WASHINGTON (UPI) - R e , publican leaders in Congress ' arrinslstlng that they' are not dragging their feet or making deals to prevent the passage of •.-cMi-rignts bill; GOP leader Everett M. Dirk.\ sen of Illinois told the Senate theVe was no truth to a newspaper report that the administration was not interested in • passing -a bUl now because it felt it could get a better one in the 1960 election year. The.Democrats, he reminded, are in control of Congress. And House Republican leader Charles A. Halleck of Indiana, .using- the White House as afqr- urn, has denied that House Republicans would help stave' off a civil 'rights bill this year in exchange for * Southern Democratic votes cctheUbor relorrr bill.- on the rules committee woul vote to send the bill to the floor . , he said he didn't know but poi nted out that the' committee : 8 to 4 Democratic. Segaj:dlesj.-of a "deaV'spo ken or unspoken', the House vo;" for the administration-backe labor bill was the best evidenc yet of revival of the coalition o. Republicans and .Southern De- nocrats which onceplagueoj.. isldems Roisevelt and Truman. Now iifplagues theliberil De-' mocrats who up to a few months >go had thought the 1958 dec-. •ioa had put them back in the laddie. There was ample evidencelast vimer that House GOP leaders were in nomoodtocrusadefora •ivil rights bill thisyear. Itco- ild be that they wanted help fr- • TO Southern consen r atives to cep the Democratic new deal- MARCH OF EVENTS This' Congressional Session loV:-. Like Political Draw Next Session Should Bring Some Really' Big Conflicts By HENRY CATHCAKT Central Prexs Association Waxhinatnu Writer ; -VSHISi"GTON'--As Congress nears completion of its session'. work, it can te sized up as a political draw between Republicans and Democrats. Neither Xlsenhow eluding » v Washington -ill emerge from the contest unscathed. President is administration, won some notable victories, inn on Democratic big-spending plans and an un- ilemished record of never having had a veto over- ddcn. However, the Democrats can point to some solid ••omplishments, too. They succeeded in deliver- .r a stinging rebuke to tar President by r«- •ting bin nomine*. Lewis Strauss, a* secretary ; Commerce. They have markedly reduced the reign aid program, forced some upending"con- saiona from the White House, xnd successfully -ttlfd up measures which thr administration eply desired. - . -.-.,'.' Neither political faction ran point to a twconl .,f accomplishment that U either unusual or "far reaching." It was * pretty routine session of Ihu legislators. Actually, behind the scenes there is solid evl- dcnce that both parties wanted it this way. Alter all. thsre are limits to thf number of issues that catch the voters' interest, and there's no sense in wasting ammunition prematurely. Next year is a presidential election year. Democrats f**l they are ahead in this race. Republicans act as though they realise they must overtake public sentiment which went against them so strongly in the 1958 congressional elections. : TM.big-, sensational battles are apt to be fought then, under more urgent political conditions, and with a bigger prise immediately at stake. • * * • • TRAFFIC TICKETS Washington police, harassed by diplomatic and congressional abuses of traffic regulations, are going to try a n«w approach to reminding traffic violators who are "immune" 'from the law. . The District of Columbia government has ordered som* 250,000 Warning notices to be printed up to be handed to untouchable vio- latpj-s. As. an example of the scale of abuses, fully 10 per cent of parking tickets issued in Washington are "adjusted"- -that is. ''" ay case, they have had most of ie help they needed. Until 1957 when theSenate-and ingress-passed the first civil .•ights bill sincethe reconstruction years, thecivil rights issue provided a good football. With Southern -Democrats dissenting, each party declared itself against racial discrimiw tion, but few in Congress to< the commitment very serious' Among men who had to live w . , each otherondozensof other) sues, it was easy to lose aci- rights bill {n the cumbersoe, . machinery of Congress. .Vow the pressure has grov . • greater and the racial and lab groups demanding civil righ legislation seem more aware how the congressional machii ery is used. William F. Knowland. the Senate Republican leader, for ced the 1957 showdown in th. Senate, where all civil right.' bills bad died for years, although he later had to yield management of the bill to Democratic leader Lyndon B. Johnson. la his Senate speech this week, Dirksen applauded Knowland for his "daring step" in 1957. Yet he has contented himself so far . this year with applying the needle on Democrats rather than taking theleadtoforcea showdown. President .Eisenhower repeatedly has listed a civil rights bill as an esseatUl part of the legislative program for this year. But he has not applied the pressure on Congress like that used on such issues at the budget, labor reform, bousing, highways, the wheat surplus, and interest rates. '{.The warning notices will be printed in triplicate, one copy for the driver, one for the police and one for the central violations bureau , record. Presumably, the idea is to spot chronic violators and have a friendly chat with them or their superiors. > •- . * * * * is) LABOR LOBBY— Everyone was aware during recent House con- ajdaratjon of labor legislation that organized labor leaders lobbied .long and hard in their unsuccessful attempt to defeat a "tough" *UJ f evjiwd by President Eisenhower. . ; g&i£*v,*r, <*<« extent of the lobbying proved to be freater than' anything of a similar character in recent years— and it wasn't only the labor repre- stnUtiveff, either. Pusiness organizations, association* and pressure groups worked just as hard in «ppoa)nj: .the labor task, force. Jilany epn^rwsmen write weekly news letters for publication in their election districts. T*is week, letter after letter recounts to* *xten '•' thtte lobbying prewur". and all t-n essentially the same •toiy • ' was the toughen time ' . . . ; by legislators .luring «*• «nt»e session. UbbyliH luty Thii Sesslan I LOS ANGELES - Vice President Richard M. Nixon, discus- Sing the effects of President Eisenhower's tremendous welcome oo his European tour. "When Ike sits down auhe con- : ference table with Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev, the premier will know that .he is dealing with a man who represents the attitudes of the free world." » » •« ANN ARBOR. Mich. - Chinese student Cheng. Guan Lim, 28, describing his feelings during the three years and 10 months he spent hiding inaMetho- dist church steeple to avoid the shame of failing at the University of Michigan: ' <\ "I was afraid spiritually. I was panicky for- almost four years. ... .1 lived in 'panic. I call myself a Methodist but I'm a traitor to my ch": '• and my r«ligien." w LETTERS TO TH£ ED/TOR Hopes Council Will Act To the Editor: I believe that it is time that thepeople of Freeport let themselves be heard. It is pretty heartbreaking to be out of town and some says ' 'Freeport, that's the place that the Judge makes all the threats and takes a pokeatthemayor." The only • answer I have is that he didn't get my vote. CAPJTOt HIGHUGHTS It is my opinion that when any public official causes atown to get badthings said about it is time to remove that person. I feel sure that the City Council willactwiththeinterest of all parties concerned in mind 1 . We h»vea fine community to live in and it is growing. We don't need childish people pulling it down. ' BillSchlig ^___ Freeport Higher Learning Higher . By-'VERNSANFORlJ. Texas Press Association AUSTIN, Tex.—During the next few wee.;s >oung Texans by the thousands will troop back to their classrooms. •i'attaay.7 will be entering a brand new world. There'll be some 250,000 first-graders, some 28,000 college freshmen. In cities and towns across the state, children willtake their last swim in the city pools. Parents will re-settheir alarm clocks and re-figure their budgets. Parents of the incoming college freshmen - most of whom got their own schooling at rock- bottom depression prices -- face what most will regard as an appallingly expensive future. Averse cost for a Texas college student is $1,100 a jar -- not including a car, clothes, dates, etc. In e larger cities it.may run $1,500 a. year, . For four years the averageisabput$5,000. But rdly any other investment can be expected tore- rn such handsome dividends. Statistically, the liege graduate can expect to earn $100,000 more his lifetime than, the non-graduate. Aside from the students and the parents and tea - ?rs who areaffected. "back to school" has a wi- r impact on the economy. Employment will jump many of the jobless are absorbed intothe opera- HIS of die dormitories, boarding houses, lunch- joms. Retail stores look to the brisket sales nee Easter in the annual re-outfitting that ran- 25 from blue jeans to book satchels, calicos to rayons. Real estate, customarily, also has a flurry as .amilies try to "getlocatedbeforeschoolstans." WH? GO BACK?—Why go back to school when you •an stay out and earn some money? Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has some sobering answers. Its annual report shows that of ' 1,186 prison inmates released during the past year, only 119 had completed high school. Only six were college graduates. Percentage is about the same fortnosepersons 'still in prison. Overall, the Board feels that people who complete their educations and are therefore ableto get useful, better-paying Jobs aremueh less likely to run afoul of the law. ALL BUT Tl«EE--Gov. Price Daniel signed the huge new state appropriations bill, but hewxer- cised his constitutional prerogative toscratchout some items. Daniel vetoed appropriations for 0) a $216,000 home for old folks; (2) a $200,000 tourist advertising program by ib*StatehIghwaytDepartment;and (3) $1033,500 for interim legislative expenses. He vetoed the old folks home, saidthegovernor, because 'the hospital board does not have responsibility for seniles and... .state policy should be to get these unfortunate people into private rest homes near their families rather than making them permanent patients of the state hospital system." As to tourist advertising, the governor said that the Highway Department already is spending twice this much from other funds, and the appropriation would reduce activities. Daniel said hesawnoneedfortheinterlra legislative expense money inasmuch as $336,000 had been appropriated in a separate bilT for future legislative expenses. ... . Legislative leaders replied that perhaps the state isn't supposed, to be responsible for housing the aged, but the fact is it has some on its hands. They're now boused in the 50-year-old Con federate Home in Austin. It has been labeled a fire trap. Legislative expense money was tobeusedtoput a new carpet in the House, refinish desks and provide offices for House member*. Rep. Bill Heatly of Paducah said he felt it was "unprccendentedfor the executive branch to tel} the legislative branch now to finance itself!' 1 ' ' DIVIDING IT UP"Nowthat all state agencies know how much money they'll have foc-jbe next two yean. govemjAg board* have b«Mibu*y deciding make the most of it. STATE HOSPITAL BOARD, with an appropria- tta that jignpitf 8.9 m c*u w W3,W8,MP, Blu* ' to spend $4,500.000 for new buildings. This will include a new 300-bed unit at the Demon State School and a new home for older patients at Denton, a new'ward building at Terrell State Hospital,' a new recreation building and warehouse at the Austin State Hospital and numerous road building ana rendvatidh projects: TEXAS YOUTH COUNCIL, with a kitty that jumped from $7,767,441 for the 1958-59 period to 310.112.450 for the new biennium, plans to add both dormitories and personnel to thetwocorrectional institutions, Gatesville School for Boys and Gainesville School for Girls. Somenewconstruc- tion and personnel also are planned for thehomes for orphaned children. TEXAS A&M BOARD OF REGENTShas allotted a substantial portion of the $1969,666 increase in its $44,174,865 appropriation for salary increases on a merit basis. All in all, some 10 branches and services are a part of theA&M system. New stu- dent'apartment buildings on the main campus are in the offing, VET LAND PROGRAM SLOWS-Texas Veterans Land Program will have to bestoppereJdownto a trickle from now until after November, 1960. State is running low oo moneyforthis program, b has authority to sell bonds to raise more money. But with theinterestrateon the bonds limited by the law to 3 per cent nobody want* to buy the bond*. Bi the general election in I960, the voters, may, if they choose, raise the Interest the state can pay to 3 1/2 per cent and make possible the sale of more bonds, Of course, if the state has to pay more Interest oo its bonds, it will have to go up oo the interest it charges veterans - probably to 4 per cent. Under die plan, the state buys land and re-sells it to the veterans on a long-term, low-interest contract. It's the only "bonus" to Texas veterans. But it has resulted in the purchase by veterans of 1,997,404 acres of Texas land at an averageprice of $69.39 per acre. SUIT OVER HAY SEEN-.-b the midst of plenteous • rain, State Agriculture Commissioner John White has a problem arising from the 1953 drought-re' lief program.* White says the U. S. Department of Agriculture plans to sue Texas for some $162,070 which the USDA claims it overpaid forsmppinghaytoTexas fanners and ranchers, White says the federal government agreed to pay 50 per cent' of the cost of shipping the hay. About that time the railroads and truck lines reduced their rates 50 per cent for the drought relief feed shipments. Wfiitf felt that this would mean that the federal government .would then pickup the remain- • ing SO per cent of the tab. But USDA charges it sbouU have paid only SO per cent of the reduced rat*.. THIBRAZOSPORT FACTS , nJSLl«HEI ,.„. aprtos ntMimn an HUES S. KABOBS tEXX HEtm,,,......„.',.,./.,,.., OfofM,X««om Uurlt Aovfrtlilni M^nWfr U«cb^nii;«l Robert* Din.-bjr f. «. (T«) Htndrli U^ntffn^ Editor . 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Dsllp aM.Stiaiur. ll.M »u msratlii Dills *" *" KPRC-TV 'MONDAY OH TELEVISION CHANKBt, KHdtr-rv 11 KTBK-TV, 4 1 I* laOOHcy Towsi _ Early Show — "Romano* of th* Redwoods, 1 ' Charles Blckford; Jean Parker American Bandstand "Phantom Raider*," Waller Pldsjeon, Florence Klce, Joseph Sehlldkmvti * Xlck Carter mystery BtM'iB'Kitlrik'g Party SlS»7 Pa» News, Sports Supermnn Hiuitle.r.RrinH«y Friendly Giant • Walter Cronhlle, Ne\vs MONDAY EVEN INO , lit* • 0(.od,y»»» Remember tfcvlsr," Crowler, ttw*M Elliott ««Mi »sek eAtneo'y-o'rSine •**•* • family who have 'to tji-e np > llto »i InxHrjr; M> ff af S Great Book* ' . , Joteph Gotten Show-* "M«h on * Rack," Tony Curtis. Everett Sloane; * high -pressure 'salMmtn loses «glei! repeat 09 Sheriff ot Cochin Xenrs, Sports Rtereophonlo Concert Lite of Rllcy News. Weather O .VewV Vvrnilier 00 John Daly. News B Buciiskln— A charming rojpi« tries to tnlfc a spinster out of her IK* MW Ing*: repeat § Ne\v Zealand Visit Man \Vilhont a Gun Xnrne That Time — Miss Xc\v Jersey of 1958; repeat '• . • • O Resilircj <5im— A boy l««tn< B. IciKOn in -four. S(a ; repeat O Briefing Session -"Ex- plodins Populations and Dwindling Resouives" (D The Texan Start or new season; a pretty' schoolteachei' comet \\'mt- on the false promises ot s . Mnfher Q) Jungle Jim « vi § Its* B WelU Fargo — HardU It accnitod of.shootlnfc th«. wrong mnni repeat O The Great Challenge— Special hour-Ions; discui- sions on current Issues; "Where Is Science Taking U«?" with Eric Sevareid, Dr J. Robert Oppenheim* re, Dr Detlev W. Bronk, Dr Jerome B, Wiesner; repeat D Father Knows Best— '3ud has to tell hit father us basketball team no onger needs him as a coach; repeat (B Bold Journey — "High Road to Delhi," a motor trip from Gex'many to India; repeat SlM O Peter Gunn—A jockey TOT' believes an accidental death may hare been murder; r«peat • - ID Frontier Justice — 'Shadow ot a Deadmin.",: 'arry Sullivan; »n out-' m-'g fate ii intertwined ith a man bitten by a ittlesnake; repeat ,j) Top Plays — "Brian," Maureen O'SulUvah, John 'Howard llM O Arthur Murray PSrty —Andy Griffith, flforgrf DeWItt, Altn Kins', Bee- trie* KraHi repeal; 00k» OR ID Desilu PlayhmtH — Part n of 'The Cnlwwh. nblei," Robert Stnclf, Keenan W.vnn, Bill Wil- Html, Neville Brand. Barbara Nlcholn, Pat Crowley; the breakup of the Capon* boorlegjflnj? empire in Chicago; repwt ' ffl 77 Sunset Strip— "Til* Canine Caper," a pretty French nctrcus and'* paddle are Involve* with stolen Jewelry; repeat _\_ »!»» O Ten-Four l«:0fl O Desiliine — "OM MM Loftt," an 'elderly *aU«r to victim of amneula' •, ' i News, Wenther - ' Night Edition Newt 18:15 JO Jack Paar— Alexander King, Shelley Herman, _ Blossom Dearie ' : I*:3* O New*, Weather O) Movletime— "The Runaway Bus," Frankle Howard, • Margaret Leishlbn; * bus ii lost in the London fog •' - . , !«!<« Q MOM Theatre — "The Secret Heart," CUudetM Colbert, Walter PMueon, June Ally-son! a girl trie* to break up the marriage of her stepmother ' 12:00 (D Late Show— "Man KflE er," William Powell, Mam garet Lindsay _ °(B Janet Dean __ "_ 12:15 O~~Nan|ht7 Marietta"""™ "TUESDAY MOBNWO ""*" Time,' Ch«»n«l, Program •:M n fleorg* Roesser, MFD (D Get Up Time 1>00 0 Today— Fall fashloos by Part* eoutnriei; Pratt* dent Eltenhower'a talk •lib. British Prim* Mtals* ter Hanli liM Q Romper Room ID Animated Clock. . .' IB Morning Edition New! t:M 0) Morning' N«wi BJ Soundtrack Try and Stop Me -By BiNNITT CIRF- J OHN STRAL'EY, Wall Street sage and avid fiiherman, was in pundit of some succulent rainbow trout when he per- ceiled a fellow angler sprawled out on the bank, with his rod jer'ting violently in his ha ids. "Hey, feller," called St 'alcy. "You've got a, bite!" "Reckon I have," agreed : < :e ' wan, smothering a vawn. "Shall I pull it In for - ou?" asked Straley, and vhen the man nodded, Drought in. s. beauty, re- baitcd the hook and cast out the line again. The roan nev- . er moved a muscle. "I can *ee," commented Straley caustically, "you're the kind of fellow who likes to bavo everything done for him. Why don't you get married?" "Not a bad fdea." said the fisherman. 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