The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 8, 1960 · Page 4
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Freeport, Texas
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Thursday, December 8, 1960
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THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS ED/TOWAL PAGE Page 4 Brazosport and Brazoria County, TexaA, Thurs., Dec. 8, 1960_J Paul Harvey News THOSE EASY WAYS DIDN'T WORK SPEED TRAP! THURSDAY ON TV TMs year's crop of temporary Christmas clerks is a sorry lot. Exceptions notwithstanding, the y o u n esters and oldsters being dragged in by the stores to handle holiday traffic are not expected to b e salesmen and saleswomen, but many are not even compe- After witnessing repeated grotesque examples of inefficiency and ineptitude and downright dumbness, I realized that the store owners' books are likely to record that Christmas business is somewhat off this year. Business is not off! The aisles are swarming with money! The fact is that our society, steeped in tranqullizers and government paternalism and short hours for high pay and coffee breaks that last all day, has failed to inspire the kind of rest for work which once characterized Americans. Listen, you temporary people on the sales floor: I know the pay is low and this Is top sergeant talk from somebody who 'works mostly sitting down, but I used to work at your job and for your pay and I know you've an opportunity; don't muff it! I know you are confused the first few days. You don't know where the stock is, you don't know the paperwork routine for charge accounts, you don't know what some of those toys are for or how they work or what size everything is or how much . . , But learn! Not to make more money for the store or to make more Christmas for more people. Do it for the thoroughly selfish motivation of the satisfaction that comes from doing a job better than anybody. You'll be amazed to discover how good it feels just to stand as tall as you can. Then stand taller than that! I know you're trying to take care of as many orders as you can but that's not good enough. Take care of more than that! I know the floorwalker Is a grouch and the customers are grouchier and the stock boy is a flirt and your feet hurt and you're doing the best you can—but do better than that! Some saj department store sales will be "off 5 per cent this year." Good! That means business will be up 5 per cent this year! All we have to do is work 10 per cent harder! I am aware that prescribing hard work for what ails us is not a popular remedy, but that other stuff we've been experimenting with didn't work! The recreation and permanent vacation and the self-pity and gallons of booze and mountains of pills only served to compound our ills. We're stealing and divorcing and killing others and ourselves at a faster percentage rate than ever before in our nation's history. And we're loafing ourselves into a. recession! We tried to take life easier and it got harder. Now let's get off our dead-centers and get back to work! Washington Scene NO AID FOR COLD SCRIBE'S FEET By GEORGE DIXON WASHINGTON — A young Georgetown matron with the Christmasy name of Ymelda (pronounced "Joyeux Noel") informed me this morning that she loves to give useful gifts. She asked me how I would like a foot- warmer for Christmas to use on the front porch of our neighbors at 3307 N Street. She said, tactfully, that If I was going to keep putting my foot in my mouth politically it might as well be a nice warm foot; not a cold one from standing on it, anci then Its mate, while waiting on announcements from John" F. Kennedy. I was deeply touched by her thoughtfulness. I told her I had carried out reportorial duties in many frigid outposts, including Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, but I couldn't remember any spot as windswept as the Kennedy front porch. However, I added, it seemed economically unsound to tie up money to heat the Georgetown outdoors, when we might get a change of venue immediately. Ymelda asked what a change of venue was, and I explained it was a Portuguese phrase meaning "change of veranda." She did not appear to be entirely satisfied, so I went on hurriedly: "A footwarmer would be a most suitable gift, and practical too, if we were going to stay on the Kennedy porch all Winter. But the President-elect is not a stay. ( ESTABLISHED 1812 JAMES S. NABOBS „ „ „.........;;.. .^ PUBLISHER GLENN HEATH EDITOR JOHN F. GREEN BUSINESS MANAGER GEORGE BEACOM Advertising Manager ROBERTA DANSBY Managing Editor LoROY BYRD Women's Editor MORRIS FREEMAN Mechanical Superintendent E. E. (Tex) HENDRIX Circulation Manager BERNICE ELDER Office Manager Published daily and Sunday except Saturday by Review Pub- lisheii,' Inc.. 307 E. Park AT*., Frnepoir, Texas. Jamei S. Kabors. President. Classified advertising department open 8 a.m. lo 12 noon Saturdays, closed Sundays; to place, cancel or correct classified advertising, call BE 3-2611. World wide new* coverage by The Associated Presi. Mem- bar of Texas Daily Press Association, Texai Press Association. Represented nationally by Texas Newspaper Representatives, Inc., P. O. Box 308, Baytowri, Texas; Houston CA 8-2643. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier. Daily and Sunday, UM per month; Daily only, 11.15 per month. Mail ratei upon request. All mail subscription ratu In advance, Entered as second dan matter Much 21, 1952. at ill* Free* port, Texas, Pott Office, under the Ad ei Congress of March 8.1870. South dealer. Neither side vulnerable. NORTH 4643 VJ109 4J1084 + A85 WEST EAST 4KJ82 41095 •JK532 f/86 43 4A75 *K10872 SOUTH 4KQ962 + Q The bidding: fcouta West North East 14 Pass 24 Pass 3NT Opening lead— two of spades. If you ever sat down to watch •n expert player in action, the chances are you would not be overly unprenaed by his game. •Thi* ifl largely because most players have a. false Idea- that the expert game abounds with squeezes, coups, endplays, and every other kind of advanced maneuver. The actual fact la that the ex< pert'a chief stock in trade is his Ability to reason soundly and make as tew mistakes in judgment as Is humanly possible. He does not beat the opponents yearly fts often as he lets them teat themselves. Every once in a. While he does 4»me forUi With some startling Wd or play that seems to re- V«al « sixth sense, but, when the bid or play is examined closely, it generally will be found that there was nothing; more than 3 common sense reason behind it Here is a case where an expert East found a sensational but sound play* to defeat three notrump. South had decided on this contract despite the singleton club because- he thought nine tricks would be easier to make than eleven, and because it seemed quite likely that West would lead a major suit and not a club. Sure enough, West led a spade. Declarer won with tha queen and led the king of dia- jnonda. East refused the trick but took the continuation with, the ace, West discarding- a lovf heart. East thereupon returned tha king of clubs! Against this defense declarer could do nothing-. Whether he took the ace then or later, he was bound to run into defeat. Declarer had not choice but to risk the heart finesse and eventually went down two. Had East made the normal return of a spade, South would have made nine tricks. East had observed West's singleton diamond and that West could have no more than four spades, judging- by his lead of the deuce. Presumably, if West had had a five-card suit he would have, led It. It therefore followed that West's distribution was 4-4-1-1. Consequently, declarer became marked with a singleton club. at-home type. He not only keeps popging into his modest little Georgetown place, but he keeps popping out again—and by the time you got a footwarmer dismantled he might be in Palm Beach, Florida." Ymelda thought this over lor an hour, then said brightly: "Couldn't you do as everybody does with a useless Christmas gift and exchange it?" "I don't know,' I said, "I never tried to exchange a used foot- warmer. But even if it was just my size, and just what I wanted . for Christmas, I wouldnt get sufficient use out of it on the" Kennedy porch because half the time we are in the middle of the street." .,. ,, This entaijed a lengthy explana- . tita that iso many'of us gather for, KennedyVannouncejnents there, ; isjj^Froom.'«nough for all on the porch and we have to spread across the cobbled street, defying life, limb, and traffic. I'said it was a pity the President-elect had to live in Georgetown. "Why?" bristled Ymelda, a passionate Georgetown - defender. "Because, if he lived anywhere else, in a house that expensive, he would have a front lawn and we could keep warm jumping up and down on his mulch. You ever try to jump up and down on a Georgetown brick street? If you were a dame with high heels you would catch in the crevasses and sprain a leg." "I am a dame," Ymelda reminded me, "and I do wear high heels. But if I am going to dance in the streets it will not be in front of the home of our leader. -A.-,i* " &Stl-,i \J i!>n r'«vi~.W»ii-. elect is so crazy about having his home perpetually blockaded. Why can't you arrange to go there only when he has something to (ay and then leave after he says it?" "Because we can't get to him to find out when he's going io say something.' "You could ask Bobby Kennedy—or Pierre Salinger—or Andy Hatcher—or one of his spokesmen.' "That's where you're wrong," I said. "You want to know why Salinger will schedule a news conference, then cancel it? Ill tell you, because I happen to know. It's because he wasn't able to contact Kennedy to find out what to say—that's why." Ymelda sighed and said It looked like a Winter in which I would alternate between Georgetown chilblains and Palm Beach blisters. I said there was still a third alternative. "If we can only obtain the consent of Republican national chairman Thruston B. Morton,' I explained, "we can get off the streets on January the 20th and into the White House." You're Telling Me! By WILLIAM RITT —Central Press Writer— Colors, according to an article, can make one feel warm or cold, fiery red anil ice bluet I I I A dollar Inverted at one per cent, compounded annually, will double itielf in 70 yeart-Facto- grapht, Sorry, we tun't wait that A * Letters To The Editor LACK OF SERVICE NO DETERRENT To The Facts: According to the front-page "Letter to the Editor" of December 5, the Lake Jackson Farms area, "as well as other areas" would not be annexed into the proposed city of Braz- osport until "the city is able to extend its services there." Since when has any city in cur area delayed annexation because it was unable to provide city services to the property being annexed? It has been the rule in the past to annex, and THEN worry about providing city services to the newly acquired property- towners. ij"' ..-'' . Since in Lake Jackson at least, the cost of tying into the city's sewer and water lines is three hundred dollars, (one hundred and fifty dollars each) for each property owner . . . not including the cost of the materials and labor required to extend existing lines to the city lines, one can certainly understand why many people in outlying areas prefer to remain outside our city limits. But, if some of the property owners are going to be faced with city taxation while receiving only "token" city services; and others will receive .full services from the city at ,iuch inflationary,«ists, then I believe 'ALlftfliould be treatedv accordingly . . . including the Lake Jackson Farms area, "as well as other areas." To do otherwise would be discriminatory. I assume the writer of the previously - mentioned letter will receive the whole-hearted support of his views,'as he has in the past, from most of our civic leaders. Since he wishes "it were possible for Lake Jackson Farms to be included in the consolidated city from the start," then perhaps the Braz- csport Area Planning Commission will work toward that goal. Mrs. Dwlght R. Lebow ; 220 Jasmine " ' Lake Jackson.' The Wor/d Today LATIN UNREST IS ONLY STARTED By WILLIAM L. RYAN Associated Press News Analyst The rash of demonstrations, political strikes, uprisings and pocket-sized revolutions which plagued Latin America in recent weeks can be viewed as just a series of fairly mild curtain- raisers for what is yet to come. Castroism—or, as the Latins call it, Fidelismo—is the front, anti-Yankeeism is the rallying cry and communism often is the directing force for a steadily increasing threat to the established regimes of Latin America. 'n the past six weekn I*»Hr; America has seen an upheaval m El Salvador, short-lived revolutions in Nicaragua and Guatemala, strike threats in Chile, Brazil and other countries, an uprising in Argentina, rioting and violence against the government of Venezuela and violent unrest in Bolivia. Not all these things stem from the same forces or causes, but all are useful to the Castro-Communist alliance in its effort to keep the whole continent nervous and off balance. Rioting by Castro supporters broke out in El Salvador late in October, in advance of an army coup which ousted President Jose Maria Lemus. The final result is yet to be assessed. There may be considerable Castro influence in the Central American nation, but it has not yet seemed to be a dominating factor in the junta which has taken over. Castro and Communist influence may have been strong in revolts which hit Guatemala. and Nicaragua in mid-November. In Guatemala, a group of military officers tried to overthrow President Miguel Ydigoras, but the government said it captured all but a handful of rebels. In Nicaragua, troops loyal to Ppsddpnt I,ul« Somora rputed •>., rebel lorce which the government said had both Castroite and Communist backing. Such events led President Eisenhower to order the U.S. Navy and Air Force to patrol the Guatemalan and Nlcaraguan coasts to prevent Castrc-Communist Invasions. The recent uprising In Argentina was laid to supporters of exiled dictator Juan D. Peron, but the Peronistas have been wooed persistently both by the Castroites and the Communists. While the uprising has been put down for the time being, President Arturo Frondizi remains in danger. Strong Castro and Communist influence is evident in the rioting against the Romulo Betancourt government of Venezuela and in the unrest in countries such as Bolivia and Colombia. In Chile, leftist labor forces are posing a rising threat to the nation's attempts at stability. Castroism and communism feed on poverty, corruption within established regimes, frustration of a generation of university students unable to find outlets for their talents and a number of other factors. These Include a deep-rooted sense of outrage among the young intellectuals at ihj. htonrv rd US. fw-tJvW 0 ' !3 Latin America. Their feeling is that the North Americans exploited Latin America and hindered its development The uprisings, revolts and riots are only symptoms of what is to come. Cuba now is a base for fomenting revolution, and a source of a constant stream of Communist-oriented agents into Latin- American countries, bent upon creating chaos wherever possible. If Castro and the Communists have their way, revolution will spread through Latin America in 1961 like a prairie fire. James Marlow, who usually writes this column, Is on vacation. Hal Boyle WIFE'S ELBOW STILL BEST CURE NEW YORK (AP)-Things a columnist might never know if he didn't open his mail: American teen-agers have it pretty easy. Only one-third of them now earn their own spending money. Does your husband snore? The U.S. Patent Office lists more than 300 shore-curtailing devices, but the one that still works best in most homes is a wife's elbow in a man's ribs. Turkey and cranberries are traditional Thanksgiving Day fare now, but they weren't on the menu when the Pilgrims and Indians held their first famous least. They dined on duck, venison, shellfish, pudding and wine. Ever wonder why Roman Catholic cajdinalK always wear red hats? Red is the color ot martyrs and symbolizes the prelate's willingness to shed his blood, if necessary, for his religion. The good old days: Yale was the first football team to charge admission — in a game with Columbia in 1872. Cost of a ticket: 25 cents. Our quotable notables: "Any girl can be- glamorous," said Hedy Lamarr. "All you have to do Is stand still and look stupid." The right word: You speak of a herd of buffaloes, but it's a colony of ants, a gang of elks, a watch of nightingales, a pack of wolves, a siege of herons, a stand of salmon, a shulk of foxes, a shoal of porpoises, a sounder of hogs, a nide of pheasants, a pride of lions, a gaggle of geese, a murmuration of starlings, and an exaltation of larks. Footnote of the business boom: There are now 150 manufacturers of artificial eyes in the United States. Executive signs: This one is on the desk of Irwin H. Kramer, Hotel Edison executive: "There's no smaller package thai, a man wholly wrapped up in himself." It pays to keep your mind healthy. It is estimated mental illness costs the nation $6 billion a year, plus the heartache that can't be measured in money. If your child is learning a musical instrument but dislikes to practice, you might tell him this: Ignace Paderewski, the great Polish pianist, earned $10 million during his career. But even at the height of his fame he still spent up to 17 hours a day at the keyboard polishing his skill. Can you explain it? Men drivers outnumber women drivers 2Vt to 1, but they are involved in eight times as many fatal traffic accidents. Wisecrack of the week: Comics Phil Ford and Miml Hines say they have a friend with a radioactive head. Every time he combs his fair there's a fallout. It was D. H. Lawrence who observed, "A woman unsatisfied must have luxuries. But a woman who loves a man would sleep on a board." TRY FACTS CLASSIFIED Sr^-TV Z K»V g.KHQg-TY S • 44 I !• CttAJNNE*. «A KTRK-TV- 13 4:00 O !>*>ney T4WH . m Early Show—' Th» Invisible Man," .Clauds Rains g) American/ Bandstand^ fD Persott to Person— Polly Bergen and fawny; Spike Jones, hU wife, n,.i, en Gt»yco, and their thu> dren 4:10 O People 1 *.Cholea 8;00 IB Kitlrlk's Party-. *g:10 Q San Francisco Ke»t "o^o'O Friendly -Giant- • ID News. Sports' iq Huckleberry Hound ~ B:18 O-Anthology "«•«»" ii" Hnirtlej-Pfliikley • O Industry on Parade • OP Poug Edwards, Newa THURSDAY Y:<W O News, SporU , O Briefing S e s 3.1 on— • "The Realtltlea of Disarmament," Harold Stas : sen, Tliomas 13.. Murray S Whlrlyblrdi _ News, Weather • ilslB) News, Wentlier : IB John Daly,- News• *a O "Peter Pan" — Mary Mnrlln re-erefcfM her fa- maim • idle "In Sir James ST. Barrio'* classic vrltU Cyril Kit chard, Sonilra Lee; Lynn Fontnnne, ni»r- nlor; tvtt^Iiour telecast? COLOU 0 American Odyssey ID The • Witness— A simulated probe of Jack "Legs" Diamond, with Fred J. Scollay (fl Guestward . Ho— "Babs and the Lion," a cougar is loose on the dude ranch 7:00 O KUHT- Travel Club — "Morocco" 0 Donna Reed — Mary must make her own decisions 7:80 O The 'Ragtime Era -*~ ' "The Yankee Doodls Boy," on George M. Cohan 01 Zane Grey Theatre— "Knife • of "Hate," Lloyd Nolan as a physician (H The Real. McCoys •— "The Delegates" _ 8:00 O Decision — "The Constitution an-1 Military Power"' CD Two Faces West 09 My Three Sons — ._ Robbie falls in love • 8:30 0 Tennessee Ernie Ford' ' — Jlmmle Rodgnra, ROM .Bowl Queen; COLOR O Accounting 241 ID Ann Sothern — Katy's boss loses his job 83 T h e. Untouchables — "Kiss of Death Girl," Jan Sterling, Robert H. Harris, John Conte; bootleggers and,.hi-jackers blame a woman for trouble' 9:00 O Groucho Marx; COLOR 9:30 O JIn» Backus ' O The American MlAd- "Of the People, for'tho People," on Abraham Lin. 'coin; concluding program Q| June Allyson—"Emergency," Robert Vaughn, Jnmes Komack; a youni» surgeon -faces .his first llfe-and-death decision CD Lockup 10:00 0 State Trooper ID New*, Weather. (B Ernie Kovacs* Take a Good Look; 10:IS n?Late Show — '(Raoket Busters," Humphrey Bogart', George Brent; a special prosecutor" Is appointed to stop racketeering 10:30 B News, SpotU OJ Football 10:15 O'Jnck 'Paar — Ev» (in' OOT, Vivian Vnnce, Flor. cnc« Henderson; COLO1C 11:00 CD iith Hour News IttSO C0 Inner Sah'ctum nToFO^Milnlsht wllllMnrletU ID News -Final IE) Midnight Theatre— "Husband,'/ Barry Sullivan, Mala'Powers FRIDAY MORNING Time, Channel, Program ~6:00 Q Chemistry; COLOR V;3"o 'iJTMatiiomatlcs; OOLoT? g) Cadet Don 6:50 ID Morning Report "o:BS "•Hob ID Farm Report . IB Dave Gnrrowny Today Q) Glnny Pace Show 7:85 ID Frank.Wilson, News T:30 CD Mr Caboose. Enginerir) g) Morning Edition News ^K:W 03 Cadet Don' 8:15 Ql Capt Kangaroo 8:30 (B Tumbleweed Time "9:00 O Dough Re Mi ID I Married Joan Qp Our Miss Brooks 9:30 B Play Your Huncli; COLOR ID Video Village g) Jack La Lannc Shsw 10:00 O P r i ce~Js~K 1 g liT: COLOR ID I Love Lucy g). Howard Finch 10:30 Q Concentration Q) Clear'Horizon- Try and Stop By BENNETT CERF- TVTHEN F. D. B. was in the White House, Herbert Hoover W was often given a rough ride by reporters, and he resented this thoroughly. When he returned from Europe ons fall, a ship news scribe asked him how he evaluated the New Deal. "If I just reeled off the Ten Commandments," replied Mr. Hoover bitterly, "you'd say it was a harsh criticism of the New Deal." Then he added with a twinkle, "As, of course, it would be." Tha laid Kobsrt ley once felt called upon to comment on the appearance of a little girl who lived in the apartment next door to his. "She has her mother's noss," noted Bcnchley, "her mother's •yes, and her mother's mouth—all of which leaves her mother with a pretty blank expression." * • * "Op in Malno," recalls Orson Beane, "my grandpa always warned ma to beware of folks In the deep South. I can hear Him now saying 1 , 'Just you keep away from Hartford, Connecticut!' '\ DAILY CROSSWORD ACROSS !• Musical study 6. Food fish U. Singer Miss Home. (poss.) 12. Ron 13. Cries 14. Endow 18. Assam silkworm 16. Pronoun IT. Pigpen 18.Italy, Fran.ce, etc. 22. American, ' admiral 24. immense SS- Not lawful 29. Daises 80. Yucatan Indian 31. Bread shop 32. Flowering bush 84. Weaken 87. Belonging tome 38. Question 41. Outdo 43. Think 45, Cherub 49. Norse god (var.) 47. Sew temporarily 18. percolates DOWN 3. German rivor 2. Rip S. Bulky 4. Any split pulse. 5. Large worm 26.TitIo 6. Wool- of bearers respect 1. "Hoot —1" 27. Scotch' a Finishes river 0. A. bumpkin 29, Equal 10. Three, 31. Pur. In cards chaso 18. Heavy-barge, S3, Spa/. 19. Customary clous 20. Enclosure Si Plerco (Scot) 21. Summon forth 22. Drone 23. Anecdotes 25. Australian city 35. Buffalo of India S3. Doga 3D. Break suddenly 40, Knows (Scot) «. American poet sr ET 39 55* v f v 12-8

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