The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 9, 1960 · Page 2
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Freeport, Texas
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Friday, December 9, 1960
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JIM BISHOP; Reporter NO ONE KNOWS HOW IT HAPPENS BISHOP Tlie foolbali turns end over end fcigh in the sun and it comes flown between the palm trees in the back yard. Kathy, 12, srts herself for it. She takes it as one would cradle ft baby and she yolis to Kelly. 10. to 1 block for her. She runs it 15 yards before she is touched. Kelly says he took hia little sister Trudy, , out of *he play, but he couldn't get by Jean, 13. They line up. The yard is full ot shouting and the play swirls around little Willie, who Is 6. He is not in the game. Ho has a white ball and he throws it up and misses as it comes down. He sees a little girl in her mother's old red silk dress. The little girl is trying to climb a low pine, but her feet skid on the long hem. Willie throws the ball to her and waits for her to throw it back. The father of the five sits on the back porch, watching. His name is Rube Faloon. He is 38, and lives at 6832 S.W. 68th Street, In South Miami, Florida. He was a redhead when he had hair. He was a good sports writer when he had a paper. His job is executive secretary of the Rotary Club of Miami. He is also a part-time press agent for the Jack Tar Hotels. He could use a little good luck, Just a little. Mrs. Faloon comes on the porch with a cup of black coffee. She plops on a summer lounge. Rube calls her Peter. She is jet-haired, slender, a swimming teacher. There is a shameless love affair going on betwen these two and the five children. It comes out in rough-house play, wisecracks, and sneaky pecks on the cheek. Six years ago, Mrs. Faloon was in Doctors Hospital having little Willie. They told her il was a boy. Rube hurried to the hospital, grinning as tiiou'gh he had done something monumental. Dr. James Lancaster stopped him in the hall. "Rube," he said, "There is something I want to talk to you about." They went to a room. The doctor fidgeted. "Do you know what a retarded child is like?" Rube nodded. "Sure I do. What's that got to do \vith it?" Dr. Lancaster sighed. "You have a mongoloid son. Rube. Now wait a minute. Before you go off the deep encl let me call another doctor to have a look.' The grin died. It was a long time coming back. The second doctor studiea the baby boy. He saw the stubby fingers; two toes on each foot were fused. The lines on the infant's palms ran the wrong way. The eyes were slanted. The tongue was a little thick for the mouth. It was Rube's job to tell Peter. She was sitting up in bed behind a tray of ham and eggs. He wanted to start by saying that there are a million such babies in the United States. It didn't sound right. Instead, he said: "Honey, we have a problem." She set the fork down. "What problem?" He fumbled a little. The voice fought a tight throat. "Our baby is going to be a little boy—always." Rube tried hard to be the man. He didn't make it. He barely got his arms around her and half lifted her off. the bed and»buried his face in her hair. Then the tears came and, for the first time, he leit helpless. After the tears came the buoyant bounce of optimism. "We can keep him, can't we?" "Oh sure. 1 '"It \vill work out. You'll see." No one knows what causes a mongoloid. Some say that they have 57 chromosomes per cell, whereas normal people have 56. Some say that a sub-acute* vims in the mother causes it. Most doctors admit they don't know. The Faloons took Willie home. For a while, he dragged the rest of the family downward. He needed more attention than the others. They signed him Into Sunland Training Center at Gainesville when he was 4. As they loft. Rube couldn't start his car to go home. The others—Jean, who is going to be a pretty woman; Kathy, the tomboy; Kelly, who wins trophies swimming; and Trudy, who couldn't get a good schoolmafk if she wrote the report cards herself—moped around the house. There was no life. Everybody missed Willie. Rube and Peter went back to Sunland and got him. He is short and stubby and wears glasses. He beamed and gurgled at his family and they hugged him breathless. Now. they play football all around -him. He gets no special attention over the others. When he gets his way in some small matter, Ws mother says: "Very clever, these Orientals." A month ago, Trudy's teacher told the class to write something about the happiest day in their lives, Some wrote about vacations; some wrote about sports events; some wrote about a flight in a plane. When the teacher came to Trudy's report, he glanced at it, swallowed, and looked away. All it said was: "The day Willie came home." . , , Washington Scene WHITE HOUSE VISITORS VARIED By GEOKGE DIXON WASHINGTON - One day I stroll past the White House and President Eisenhower is out there welcoming President-elect John F. Kennedy. This makes me think I should cover the White House grounds more thoroughly as goodness knows what, or who, will be next. The white tigress was imported from India as a gift to the National Zoo by John Kluge, president of the Metropolitan Broadcasting Co. Senator Kennedy came on his own 'initiative. The tigress does not plan a return visit to the White House. Senator Kennedy does. I will say that President Elsen- ESTABLISHED 1912 JAMES S. NABOHS PUBLISHER GLENN HEATH „ EDITOR JOHN F. GREEN BUSINESS MANAGER GEORGE BEACOM Advertising Manager ROBERTA DANSBY Managing Editor LeHOY 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. Ushers, -Inc., 307 E. Park Ave., Freepoti. Texas. James S. Nabors, President. Claiiified advertising department open 8 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday!, closed Sundays; to place,' cancel or correct classified advertising,'coll BE 3-2611. World wide news coverage by Tha Associated Press. Member of Texas Daily Press Association, Texas Press Asiocia> lion. Represented nationally by Texas Newspaper Representatives, Inc., P. O. Box 308, Baytown, Texas; Houston CA 8-2643. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier. Dally and Sunday, $1.40 per month; Daily only. $1.15 par month. Mail rates upon tecpiej*. All mall snb« kcripiiorl taieu in aavatiee, Entered as second class matter March 21, 1S52. at the Free- poti, Texas, Post Oifice, under the Act of Congress of March 8.1870. B T - B : West dealer. Both sides vulnerable. . NORTH WEST 472 V752 • AQ1053 •+QJS EAST #A10842 48712 SOUTH 4KQJ10S53 VQ 4K6 The bidding: West North East South !3Paaa 14 IV 1 * SV Pass Pass 4$ Opening lead— ten of hearts. The principle that the declarer's first consideration ia to Make the contract has a corollary. namely, that the defenders' first consideration ia to defeat the contract, There Is a basic similarity between the declarer's approach to the play of a hand and the defenders' approach to the de fense of a hand. The Qeciarer, whenever he is flaying- a contract the outcome of which depends upon how the opponents' cards are distributed Dismisses from conslderatior those hands that would lead to Inevitable defeat. Instead, the declarer concentrates on those distributions V*ich permit the contract to t» made, and lays his plans to B E.C K:I R achieve that aim. A defender thinks along- similar lines. He does not see the de. clarer's hand, of course, and the best he can do is theorize about its contents. He must not credit declarer with a hand that wouid make the contract unbeatable. To do so would be equivalent to giving up without a fight. The defender Imagines instead :hat the declarer has some combination of zards that renders iiim vulnerable. The defender :hen directs his aim at that vulnerable spot. To get down to cases, take this hand and look at it from East's viewpoint. West leads a heart against four spades. East wins the king, South dropping the queen. If East now continues with the ace of hearts, which would seem to be the natural thing- to do, South makes the hand er.silj—in fact, South would make twelve tricks. But East should not return a heart. He should recognize that such a play has no future. East's goal is to win' four tricks for the defense, and this Is hardly possible if he grants declarer the ace of clubs. He therefore must credit West with the ace of clubs. But no sooner does he start to think in these channels than the defense becomes self-evident. To win four tricks a club ruff is necessary. East therefore leads the king- of clubs, continues with a club, and trumps the third club to defeat the contract. hower looked uncommonly jovial at both welcoming ceremonies. He beamed upon the blonde tiger, but announced he had no intention of.going in the cage with it, ever, if it is very rare and cost Kluge $10,000. We agreed this was cagey of him. The next day, when Kennedy showed up. I surveyed the. White House grounds but could see' ncf beast any larger or more ferocious than a squirrel. An added sense of security was imparted to me by the presence of an honor guard from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, all with rifles and bayonets. Whether they would have intimidated Mohini Rewa, or "Enchantress of India" I don't know, not being a white tiger, but they stood no nonsense from those squirrels. President Eisenhower spared only a few minutes with the "Enchantress", but gave more than three hours to President-elect Kennedy. In fact, they were closeted together so long a rumor was started that Eisenhower's term would finish before the meeting broke up and that it would be Ike who came out and drove off. I paced up and down like an enchantress, baring my fangs as the hours dragged by. A member of the Secret Service detail said if T (ViAn't rt^n ;•.»/•!nj; V wfoil*. throw me «he same light noonday snack that was tossed to the previous day's guest—five pounds of raw steak. Ike came down the steps for Mohini Rewa, but not for his successor. He explained to Kennedy it was not his fault. He said the photographers had commanded him to remain at the top of the steps, and there was nothing to do but obey. The President and the Prcsi- dpnt-elect vanished inside thp Executive Mansion. From time to time, either Press Secretary James C. Hagerty, or Associate Press Secretary Anne W. Wheaton, popped out with itinerary bulletins: "They're now visiting the doctor's office." 'They're now looking at the swimming pool. "They've just gone to the kitchens." To while away the long wait, White House correspondents began comparing the length of the Kennedy visit with that ol other presidential visitors. One veteran swore Ike had never granted that much time to anybody, except Mamie. After a time, either Mr. Hagerty or Miss Wheaton (I was getting so sleepy I couldn't tell anybody apart) popped out and said Elsenhower and Kennedy had been Joined by Secretary of State Christian A. Herter, Secretary ot Defense Thomas S. Gates Jr. and Secretary of the Treasury Robert B. Anderson. This started a mad game of speculation as to wiiat they might be talking about. A correspondent imagined the Treasury chief going into a routine that went something like this: "Now let me try once more to explain economics to you, Senator: Let'i say you've go' six billion dollars—no, I'll try to put it more simply—let's suppose A has four billion dollars, and B has- let's go back and take it from the top again—." THE BRAZQSPORT FACTS ED/TOR//U. PAGE FIE1IJ3IV1F Editorial PROMISE TO REDUCE SECRECY IN HIDING ERRORS IS ENCOURAGING Even if President-elect Kennedy "will not make any ridiculous promise to conduct all governmental affairs In a goldfish bowl," according to Vice-President-elect Johnson, it is encouraging to hear from this same source that "secrecy will not be Invoked to cover up emb'at5«assing humpn errors and-painful facts."?.' No one, least of all newspaper editors, expect all government affairs to be conducted in a goldfish bowl. But they do expect practically all non-military and non-security affairs to be conducted in the open and available for public inspection. In spite of lip service by high officials to the principles of freedim of information in the past, the problem has always been to make sure that the lower echelons of government do not act on their own in using secrecy to cover up their own bureaucratic errors. Senator Johnson says "Senator Kennedy intends to establish an effective governmental matihlnery to support ths public's right to know." We hope (hat is correct. Only in that w»y can the government itself fight unnecessary and unwarranted secrecy which has a tendency to iced upon itself in every administration. 'We need a "watchdog" of the people's right to know inside of government to work with the press and for the people In this re;;pect. FIRM ALTERS POLICY, SUCCEEDS Editor and Publisher, leading trade journal of the newspaper business, mrde an editorial observation this week concerning a specific instance of evaluation of advertising. "F. W. Woolworth & Co, now the fourth largest retail-merchandise orgtnization in the country, was a stranger to advertising a few short years ago. One store in 1879 has been parleyed into 1700 stores with sales of almost Letters To The Editor a billion dollars almost without advertising. It was believed to be unique. "In 1958, however, after much research and testing, Woolworth's embarked on a rather ambitious newspaper advertising program. During 1959 the amount of newspaper linage was doubled. According to the company president, "the results have been so satisfactory that we expect to use between 27 and 30 million lines this year." CORRECTIVE PROGRAM INDICATED To The Facts: Your recent editorial regarding the tragic death of Fred Mencz implied that there is little that can be done to prevent acts of violence such as took his life. I submit that this is not the case. Many other nations, England or Sweden, for example, have much lower incidence of homocide. than we do in the United States. What leads a man to the frame; of mind where he appears to believe he can take v/lth impunity the life of another human being? Causes for this attitude per- haps lie in the lack of certainty o£ punishment and general disregard for the sanctity of human life. I think our society should undertake a definite program to improve our attitude covering both these points. This program might include: / <1) Through legislation, the strengthening of legal procedures designed to prevent the guilty from escaping punishment through legal loopholes or other devices sometimes used by clever lawyers to thwart justice. We as individual citizens ihould ask our state legislature to undertake this job. (2) Education of ourselves and our children, through our families, schools, and churches, to a firmer belief in the sanctity of human life as taught by all religions and in accord with our historic democratic concepts. In this regard, I think that much of the violence shown on certain TV programs and moviel is harmful and could well bo eliminated. The untimely passing of Fred Mencz will not have been completely in vain if we can ba awakened to corrective action toward a safer, more humans society. E. R. Wright Freeport Fof Boyle YULE CAST IS BARELY BEARABLE NEW YORK (AP)-Deck the desks with boughs of holly, and put a plastic evergreen tree on the filing cabinet. Santa is on his way to visit the business world. Christmas comet but once a year. This Is probably just right for the average office or factory. If it came more often, meny a firm might find it hard to survive. For the yuletide spirit does strnnge things to the usual business routine, which ordinarily doesn't embrace such problems as where to hang the mistletoe. It also does strange tilings to the hired hands who people the realm ol the typewriter and dictating nnehlne. Here are a few of the cast of Christnuis characters you'll probably find in your own office: The senior vice president—for years he never has been known to speak to anyone except the president and the chairman el the board. But each Christmas he meticulously sends every employe a greeting card—signed in his name by his secretary. If you thank him in person for the card, he looks at you as if you had just landed from Mars. The joyful imbiber—All mom- ing he nips from bottled spirits hidden In his lockpr. He spends his afternoons sitting at his desk humming seasonal enrols all alone. On Jan. »'nd, he sets cut to look for a new job. The tightwad Romeo — during most of the year he takes turns trying to romance every stenographer in the office. The day after Tlianksgiving he starts picking quarrels with each of them— sp the only girl he'll have t» buy a Christinas present for is his mother. The all-for-one organizer — He has his secretary shop for his presents, then gets the supply room lo wrap and address them, the mail room to stamp them iiee, and the cilice boy to curry them to the post office. His theory is that at Christmas the organization should work for the organization man. The do-unto-others realist — II you sent him a card last year, he erases your signature, signs his own name and mails it bark to you this year, in an ollica envelope. The sell-protecting receptionist —She doesn't take any chances of being overlooked by Santa. On Dec. 1 she hangs a long stocking from the front of her desk. This is a gentle hint to salesmen I hut If they want to get in to see the purchasing ugent they'd heller drop a little token ot criip folding green into the kitty. The bon vlvant—"Let's don't have the office Christmas party on Friday," he urges, "Let's start in on Monday—unit keep it going all week.' Look around your own oflice. Do you recognize any of these Christmas characters — including maybe yourself? KMUNTV KniT-TV ?'B £K5r r< 11 SEES?' Page 2 Brazosport and Brazoria County, Texas, Pri., December 9, I960 c t :W d V.nmicj- Town 01 Karly -Shim-- ."Muulov ill the Air." Honalil 1(oi>i;nn Amrrii-nriHi"'dM»iiil _ f.:IO .•s, Snorts Club f g!<0 B Almnnnf. Kfwsrfrt Y:45 § Hiintlry-Brlnklcy Sine; Hi, Sine Lo DOUR Edwards, New* lOO fj Nr"n-s, O Tlic BiR Picture tO Whirlyblnls (B News, WcnlliMf ~ :16 O New»,W«i» (her BEJ John Daly, Ncxvs ___ 0i.10 & Bun llftvcn— A former rnmlmt tcnm uses nilllfiiry • Invlti's to rnli 11 nightclub; Clnudn >Vkin» O Your Neighbor, the World tO Rawhide— "Incident 1 nt Poco Ticmpo," A G n e s Moorehcad, GIgl Forreau: two nuriii arc forced by outlaws to carry loot to an accomplice O) Matty's Funday Funnies O Johnny Midnight r fj'MiriinM ffhayne—": ilir Plnj-s ChntnfltSi" A trick provwi f«t*l (o » O 45 Ynars With Fltzpat- rick Debut of a new series In whkli Editorial Cap. toonist Daniel R. *1lzpat» rick offers potent Rltmpse* into American history; Joseph Pansonneau, host CO Twilight Zone —"Th<J Trouble With Tcmplefon," Ni-ian Alicrnc as n successful actor who hungers fo* yesteryear (0 The Detect ivos —"ThS Snnlpcl," a RurRCon'l wif« \K kidnapped to keep hint trom saving a man who witnessed a rmmltr ijro~Thc RnRtlma E i n— "Tin Pan Alloy,", how fh« tmisic industry got it» start CO Kyewltness (o History C0 Hell and Jtovell Onse- Vip—'Tcathor-tlcddlng?" « ilocumcntnry on the practice of Hmltlnji workers' chores lo create moro jobs} John Daly, narrator _ Ol News, Weather •~1 Wrestling 7:00 O University Forum CD Harrlfian and Son— "There's No Fool Like An Old Fool," Kva Gabor; Harrlgan Sr loscs.hls heart to nn actress 1:30 O Holldny 1' — "King of SJeel," Mnrsaret O'nrlen, Gerald Cltarlo- rxilsp; a drama. 1 of love pnd jwyrtiologlcnl c o m p 1 «««• lionn In n sronll traveling circus O Invitation ftf Art— "Sport Section" CD Route 66—"The Beryllium Eater," Edgar Buchanan, Inger Stevens, Edward Blnns; when an aging prospector strikes it rich, _ a mine owner tries lo steal his claim CD The Fllntstones—"The GOH Champion" 10:15 Show—"Sergeant York," Gary Cooper; the film biography about the famous World War I hero jt:M B NtVff, Sports | id:<5 O Jack Fn»r — Hetty White, Kftje BftllardJ COI.OII il!0o (B~lllh Hour News 11:30 (B Club. 13 12:00 O Midnight with Marietta |0 New« Finn! SATL'ltDAY i 8:00 O Tlell Science Scries— "The Thread o( -Life,'.' n •ilociiincnUiry ntory otRcne- tl««, with Ntop - motion movies showing the process of mitosis, or the division of chromosome*; DrFrnnk C. Knxlcr, gulilc; COLOR O Language and Linguistics— "The Linguistic Approach to Language Learn- inR" CB .7.7 .Sunset Strip— "Affairs oC Adam • Gallanlc;" Jeff, hired to film a missing husband, discovers sev- 'J^'gral wives ' ' '".'•• 1):1)0 O Virus— "G i a n t Molecules" Time, C'lianncl, Vroxtnm i B:30 0 tieorgo Itucsncr 7:00 O Today on Hits Form g) Farm Journal •JiSO 0 t.'niloon Classics CD Early Bird Theatre— "Captain Kltlcl," Randolph Scott, Barbara Billion 8:00 & Today Is Saturday CT Week In Galvcston 'gTljTlfjj Carloon Carnival 9:00 O Sharl Lewis; COLOR ffl Capt Kangaroo 9:1,". g) I.oal'll to Draw 3:110 O K I n g Leonardo; COLOR fli) Popcyc and Ills Pals 10:00 O Fury , CD Magic Land '" CB Kilirlkville _ _ 10:;iO,fiJ Lone Kaugcr CO Mighty Mouse _ . 11:0(1 O Loonpy Aiiclion Try and Stop Me By BENNETT CERF r- A WINDY POLITICIAN recently startled an audience of university students by introducing Carl Sandburg as "the poet lariat of Chicago." The same distinguished gentleman concluded a campaign address with a ringing, "What we have got to do for our fair city is to restore to our fair city all those wonderful things it never had." * * * To show you what statehood has meant to Alaska, John Straley reports that the chain stores up there are now featuring 1 unfrozen iixjuH luiu mat, although the Eskimos still drive 6og sleds, they no longer require the services of dogs. They just hitch up eight Volkswagens. » * • Near the end of a gruelling college football t ^, u.e c»nh •called to a burly gorilla at the end of the bench and hollered, "Go in there and get ferocious." "Sure, Chief," grunted the gorilla, "What's hl» number?" 019(0. by Bennett Cerf. DlitrlbuUd by Klac TMturM SrndlMl* DAILY CROSSWORD 18. Acnoss Perfume Rub out Vietnam city 8. Teacher's 4. ferule Certain n. persona Court fool A retort (slang) Letter addition (abbr.) Ignition Birch. bark vessel •foo Organ of Bine!! Muuicnoto Build Soft, crusty bread .High (mua.) 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