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Freeport, Texas
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Wednesday, December 14, 1960
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JIM BISHOP: fteporfer » % POOR LOSER OFTEN A CHAMPION BISHOP He fights time and so he sits uneasily in luxury. The house on Deer Run, in Miami Springs, Is bright and sexy, with deep pile white nigs and lavendar semi-nudes on the wall of the bar and gay chairs designed by the man who has n o patience. Hi s name is M r. William Hartack and, for the fourth time, he is Jockey of the Year. Most jockeys look like boys with the heads of old men, but Mr. Hartack has blue eyes, a thick pelt of dark shiny hair, a small iron body and features that 150 girls find attractive enough to make him worth a try. Most of the girls who make the pilgrimage to Deer Run are beautiful nnd wear pants as tight as an extra layer of skin. The sports writers do not like William. They call him tough and insolent. He is. He is a perfectionist who gets on a horse to fight the clock and he has no time for tact. They say that he is not a picture rider. He isn't. On a hard run, his hips should be on a level with his head. Instead, Hartack bounces, his arms flap, and he switches the whip from one hand to the other by passing it through his teeth. He isn't a picture rider, but he rides more winners than anybody else. He has been in about 10,000 races and lie has won about 2,700. This year he won more than 300, and that beats Gomez and Shoemaker, the runners - up. A few years ago, his mounts won $3,000,000 in one season. At the age of 27, he earns somewhere around $20,000 a year, owns the house on Deer Run, a Cadillac and a Jaguar, a big wardrobe, a farm, some municipal bonds, anfl is going to build a motel near the Miami Airport. I spoke to him about the girls. He looked down at his hands. He doesn't smile easily. "I like kids," he said. "Some day I'll get married.' He let it go at that. He didn't mention his charities: the boys'-soft-ball teams, the bowling teams, the den mother feeling he has for youngster. When he dismounts from a loser, the trainer and the owner wait for him. "What happened?" they say. Tact tells a jockey te excuse the horse and the trainer by saying that the horse was bumped, or dirt was kicked in his face, or he lugged in at the wrong . time. Hartack stands for btulal truth. "The reason we lost," ha says, "is that the horse didn't have it." Outfits like Calumet and Frank Merrill do not use Hartack. Once, in the tack room, he said to a trainer: "Why do you put me on slow horses?' He doesn't like racing writers either. "I don't know five men In .. the sports • field who tell the truth." He keeps a bale ot bad notices about himself. When he feels himself getting into an uncomfortably good mood, he opens the clippings and starts reading about how awful he is. "When these writers approach me," he says, "they don't stand a chance. The writers I like are men I never met: Harold Weissman and Gene Ward are two.' His mother was killed '01 a car accident when he was 5. His father worked hard loading, by hand, in the coal mines of Pennsylvania. Today he. has his father on a beautiful farm. There is a story—and mats all it la—that U he catches his father working, he Stops his allowance. There is a sister Evelyn, 29, and married, and a sister, Maxlne, 20, and engaged. I asked him if he had a special pride in anything he has ever done. "Yes," he said. The grin came up and he wiped it off. "I once entered a jumping race at Monmouth and won it. The horse was Mielaison. It's good I won it, I guess, or else I'd still be try. ing." Most jockeys believe that horses are stupid animals. Hartack disagrees. "Some are. Some have racing intelligence. There was one named Pet Bully. He wasn't great, but he could pace himself and that's intelligent. 'H he found himself out in fornt, he would slow down; when he felt another horse closing in from behind, Pet Bully would open up." Once he was in Chicago on a horse named Mighty Moment. Hartack was sitting easy in third place when the bridle came off in his hands. The bit came out. "The whole thing fell in my lap. Soma other jocks went by and I yelled: "Look. No hands.' "Mighty Moment finished five lengths behind the winner. Ones' race later, he ended IS lengths in back. J '' ' • -..: "The trainer said to me: 'What do you think is the matter?' I said: 'Run him without a bridle.' " When Mr. William Hartack loses—which is three-quarters of the time—he is mad. Not moody. Mad. "I'm mad at one of three things," he says. "Me. The horse. Or the trainer. If the trainer docs his work properly, and the .torse does his part, I must do mine." He is sensitive. He is unpopular. He is unreasonable. He is tough. He is honest. He is a champion ... Washington Scene UNRECORDED SOCIETY ITEM TOLD By GEORGE DIXON WASHINGTON - This would have made a fair social item if the hostess had thought to notify any of the ladies who write society news in our multi-social me- Itupolis. It was an old-iashioned shower for a lovely young blonde who is about to be married. But instead of inviting society writers to drop in afterwards, the hostess asked only Justices of the United States Supreme Court Every last one of the nine old men showed up, plus a couple of older ones who have retired. Looking around the scene it seemed as if they must all be there, except Roger B. Taney. The Justices, individually and collectively, acted like schoolboys because each was grabbed by the bride-to-be as he came in the door and given a big kiss. ESTABLISHED 1912 JAMES S. NABOBS "PUBLISHER GLENN HEATH „ " EDITOR JOHN P. GREEN BUSINESS MANAGER GEORGE BEACOM Advertising Manager ROBERTA DANSBY Managing Editor LeROY BYHD 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- Jishers, Inc., 307 E. Park Ave., Freepott, Tsxai. James S. Nabors, President. ClaisKled advutiiing department open 8 ajn. to 12 noon Saturday!, doted Sundays; io pliec, cancel or correct classified advertising. c»Il BE 3-2(11. World wids news coverage by The Associated Press. Member of Texas Daily Press Association, Texas Pre« Association. Represented nationally by Texaj rtewspapor Hepr«- J\ nt ?«« Inc "' P< °' Box 308 ' B «y">w>. Texas; Houston V*A S-Z543. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier, Daily and Sunday, $1.40 per monlhi D»a r only. 51.15 per month. Mail ratei upon request. AH moll subscription rates in advance, Er,;;iii oi .ocona cisu matter March *1. 1952. at iha Free. port, Texaj, Post Oifice, under the Act of Congress -of llorth dealer. Both sides vumewble. NOKia «A10 VJ1078 • Q87S2 *J2 WEST EAST #9743 *KQJ88S ? t-f SOt-fH *2 VKQ9865 4 -HO 4Q863 The bidding! North East South West showing faith In his partnertl vulnerable notrunm ovwrcall. doubled. Schaplro knew it would b* impossible to defeat four sptdea. considering Reese's original COM and West'a leap to gam*. For better or worse, he therefore bid ttye heart*. Elliott doubled, and that became the contract. The Canadiana took two clubs, two diamond* and a heart d paa» , Opening lead—king- of clubs. Regardless of whether or not you like psychic bidding, no one can deny that Ifc does add zest to tho game. Thja hand occurred fa the match Between Great Britain and Gan^d* during the world chompIoiuiMJ* event staged In Turin, Italy, earlier this yew After Reess had passed and the Canadian East had opened with, a spade, Schaplro, assuming quite properly that the Can- adiana could make a game, over. called with ona notrump. He toped to muddy the waters with bis peychiu bid and perhaps talk the opponent! out of what wan their dua, ',:'••'. ' Elliott went directly to four epades, however, and . fA * tte se com» table, without E«! wT W *" nft the Brltw » East-West pair {Hose and Card- Tha Canadian South led, the, king of hearts against the sue spade contract. Roae won with) * e . ace Md led back the king of spades. Bventually, by ruffing f ' u£ H f *2 ua ? my ' a cluta - » e •*»« ushed the ten as a trick and die.: carded his diamond loaer on JtT ' nJn. R ? s tS a «lener scored j,43»' points to bring: tho Britteh teaor a net gain on the deal of 68O 1 Points, worth 0 international! watch point* It might be said by some that Schaplro wag luoky to run into an 800-potot «et and atST com* out 630 points 'and a doubleton club, t ha wight have son* h 0 ™ W°0 or 1,400 if Reese'haa a, But othen wight aay that what count* to brldga la rewlta, The hostess, a rustic type, who goes by the simple, homespun name of Baroness Silvercruys, did not think of notifying the society writers because she thought too hard about not notifying them. She came to the incredible decision that Supreme Court Justices were more desirable guests for the occasion than social cause of the bride-to-be's kinship. The betrothed beauty has a relative on the nation's highest tri, bunal.. His name .is Earl Warren, and he is chief justice. Her name ris Virginia Warren. In a couple of days she plans -to collect all the lingerie, flower pots, coffee pots and fish slicers that. were showered upon her and depart for the West Coast. On Dec. 22 she will be wedded in San Francisco's Fairmount Hotel to Television Personality John Charles Daly. ;Thls shower that the wife of former Belgian Ambassador Robert Silvercruys gave for Miss Warren had another unique feature in addition to being unpublicized. It was the first time—they all made a point of swearing — that any of the Justices had attended a shower. Felix Frankfurter, who hardly goes to social functions at all, said he was flattered at being invited—and looked it He said that Virginia not only was the daughter of the chief Justice, but of the Supreme Court "She 1 * more than tbct" i",«» Justice hugo Black. "She's the • Sweetheart of the Court." Justice William Brennan Jr., whose wife Marjorie, was serving W co-hostess, proposed a toast to the guest of honor. Everybody lifted a glass, including retired Justice Harold H. Burton, who doesn't drink. Baron Silvercruys carried in a •wedding cake. He s^iid: 'I feel a little out of place. I seem to be the only man here not a justice." My closest relative by marriage found herself in a discussion ,wlth Justice Frankfurter. He revealed that he had never read his best- selling book "Felix Frankfurter Reminisces" until It came off the presses. "I didn't write a line of it," he said, inviting her attention. Then he went on to explain: "The book is made up ot them; I dictated them into a ma- ious times. I didn't write any, ot them; I dictatd them into a machine. The publishers said they wanted me to edit them for a book. I said: 'You edit them.' They did. They did the whole thing. I never saw the book until it was offered for sale." I would doubt if this represents standard practice in bookwriting. In fact, I have heard authors say they read their stuff over and over before it finally came out in book form. Some even have said they read it so much they got sick of it. I also doubt if book publishers recommend it as way of getting out a best-seller. But Justice Frankfurter didn't act like any author of my acquaintance in still another significant respect. He told the publlsner to give every cent of the proceeds of Columbia University. , Well—that's my society news lor today. The only thing I want to add is a personal command to the bride-to-be, who occupies « big place in my affDctlow: "live happily ever alter." THE BRAZspORT FACTS PAGE 14, I960 letters To Tfie Editor FINDS PICTURE IN 'POOR TASTE' To The Facts: So many times in the past I've had occasion to be proud of our nice Brazosport Facts. You've maintained a paper that released the news but certainly on a clean high plane. The paper carrying the gruesome murder picture of the man lying on the floor is in such poor taste that it has put the Facts on the level of the H. Press. Please keep our paper as it was, a family paper, with news coverage but deleting.the im-, necessarjrf i^jtihg,; $ctiij|| that could serve no good purS" pose. Sibyl W. LeBlanc Sweeny To The Facts: When Velasco was a winter resort in 1907, there was a train from Houston to Velasco. In 1960, the only transportation to Houston is the 2| hour bus ride, (public). Today, our area Is classified as ths shrimp and industrial capital. I feel that we heed some form of public transportation in our cities and our county. The taxpayer pays for the school buses; however, no bus picks up my children on Fourth Street in Fresport. If a family has only one car, a wife and mother spends a ^minimum of three hours a day jjjur chaaffejr. ;Won't the area planners please plan in' some transportation? George Ann Donaldson 1522 West Fourth Freeport To The Facts; It was our privilege to watch the Brazosport band at halftime in Houston Sunday at tlje Oiler football game. They performed with the skill of college bands and drew much favorable comment from the spectators. We are proud to compliment the band on this fine showing and worthy representation o£ Brazosport, even though we have felt somewhat critical in the past (being a Texas Aggis and knowing that the time to make a noise is not when the home team has the ball). We were indeed proud of the band for its b?st performance yet before probably the largest group of'spectators the band < has entertained. N Dr. and Mrs. B. R. Mayse 1606 West 10th Freeport TheJNorld Today AFRICAN UNREST THREATENS UN By WILLIAM L. RYAN Associated Prew Newn Analyst Soviet activities in Africa, coupled with Moscow's pressures and blandishments among African leaders, threaten the very existence of the United Nations in its present form. It Is all too easy to imagine some possible results over not too long a period. The U. N., still in its teens, could become a doddering old wreck, incapable of effective action. Worse than that, there , - ii> ui -ii auii oi African Korea. r> Some of the nations which supplied troops for an effort to restore peace and order in the Congo now are withdrawing them. . What would happen if most withdrew the troops they had assigned to the U. N. mission? In all probability there would be attempts to fill the resulting void, and in such attempts could be the 'beginning of catastrophe for the heart of Africa. The Kremlin seems to befplay- ing a cynical game with the African continent. And there are few signs that certain African leaders suspect they are being used for Business Mirror the aims of Soviet world policy. Puzzled Westerners frequently express wonder why leaders of former colonial countries often seem willing to accept Soviet propaganda and seem deliberately to close their eyes to ultimate Communist designs. The answer probably Is that the Kremlin promises something for each of them. In return, the Kremlin makes sure there is something to be gained from each of them. Luckily for the Russians, and Uiuui iuiutlcl> iui ihe iScsii i«:;c African political leaders seem more preoccupied with their own ambitions than with attempting to dissipate the shadow of calamity over the continent. How'do the Russians line up African leaders support? Take Gamal Ahdel Nasser, for example. His Pan-Arab and Pan- Islamic ambitions involve a huge area of the continent Nasser is anxious also to exert a commanding interest in embattled Algeria. The Russians and Red Chinese loudly'• support the Algerian Nationalist revolution against France. This places the Communists and the most powerful of Arab leaders on the same side in that argument By implication, it places the Western powers in an opposed camp. The arrangement is convenient both for the Russians and the Arab leaders. Take the leaders of Ghana and Guinea in West Africa. They apparently are ambitious to be spokesmen for all emerging black Africa. The Russians have encouraged these ambitions and in return have won Guinean and Ghanaian support for Re^ ma- £ixr,ci'3 «i UK* iiedt'l ul uit! continent. The Russians have done well in wooing these leaders, but they still are not satisfied. They are demanding more and more of what they call unity against "criminal plans of the imperialists in the Congo. Should they succeed, the Russians will have reached the point where they can reduce the U. N, to a skeleton of what it is supposed to be, a tattered copy of" ; its defunct predecessor, the League of Nations. James Marlow, who usually writes this column, is on vacation. INVESTORS SEEK GREENER FIELD EDITORS NOTB — Individual Investors have been putting a lot of U.S. dollars Into foreign stocks and bonds. In this, the first of a series of three articles, Sam Dawson, AP business news analyst, discusses the extent of this out- llow and for what it is going. By SAM UAWSON Al" BuilneM New* Analy NEW YORK (AP) - Individual Americans haven't trailed too far behind corporations in seeking greener investing fields beyond our borders. Sometimes the.citizen has lost his shirt. More often perhaps he's made more than he might have with a like investment here. Americans have paid an estimated $4 billion for present holdings of foreign bonds and J5 billion for other foreign 'securities and real estate—no one •knows for sure just how much. Buying .runs in cycles. It started-upward sharply 18 months ago, but has slumped in the last three. Total Individual holdings are well below the $29 billion American corporations .have spent abroad for new plant and equipment or to buy up sources of raw materials—with this year adding an estimated $4 billion. Both forms of spending are in the spotlight today because of their role, however small, in causing this nation to spend more abroad than it has taken in return. This deficit is now running at around $4 billion a year. And tho resultant loss of dollars —and especially the outflow of our gold—has raised a hullabaloo In Washington and a brief but disturbing flurry in the London gold market that some saw as threatening tho value of our dollar. There have been three streams of individuals' dollars flowing abroad: 1. For stocks. American investors took a shine to European, and to sums extent Japanese, corporate securities when prices of U.S. stocks soared far above what common stocks of foreign corporations In the same fields were bringing. Later the continuing European industrial and stock mar. ktt booms, when American ousi- ness was going slack and US. stock prices dropping, helped the trend. This tended to push European stock prices higher. Then they too turned weak, and have fallen faster in the last throe months than have American. Brokers here report a drying up oj American demand for foreign stocks of late, but little selling on balance. 2. Foreign government bonds. Sale of new issues in New York readied a postwar peak in 1958 of 5223.3 million, but so far this year is down to $85 million. I J o- lltlcal turmoil In Africa and Lnlin America tended to scare off investors this year. Many old issues of foreign bonds' are traded on stock exchanges here. 3. Hot money. This Is idle capital held by Individuals, corporations, financial Institutions looking for short-term investment at the highest return. With interest rnlcs dropping here and staying muuh higher overseas, hot money has flowed out in volume. WEDNESDAY ON TV cntAmnn. « KPRC-TV K CHANNEL CHANNEL KBOU-TV 13 i B LoMftr .TOW*. 0 Early Show — "Knute Roeknft — All American,'' Pat O'Brien IE) American Bandstand 4;48 Q Pcoplo'n Chntac • TH» JB KmWs~PJtrly •___ 8:1* O'SM FrancUco Tlomt •Ml I Sinff Mi, Sing to I News, Sporto' I Ray Rogers I Almanac n small -town llbrfttUn fiRliU censorship ff) Naked Clty-"ThoMatt \Vho Bit ft Diamond Irt Half," Luther Adler, Walter' Malthmi; ah. invalid! leartu a robbery plot T(§ ~-'iiciis~<>f sitiiu siaJp*?* —Th« film with BlnR Cr(M< by and Ingrld RtrKriiiMi •a A jrming'' prl«M and a- Mnlher 8iip<i»Io* who. mnkn pin in to. AtllllM » wealthy,skinflint tit build them nety mirrnmidlnm 'O becislotT ~~''Th~e"Con" dilution: Whose 'Jnlerpre- tntlnn?" Flashbacks to dil> putoa about slavery Mid reconstruction 10:00 [ News, Weather Follow That Man 10:15 tO Late Show—"Objactlvu Burma," Errol Flynn; story of paratroopers lighting t'h e Japs In Burma lo:30 QJJJT The Callfornlans ~ • iW O HunMey-Brlaklnjr 0 Triptych for Christmas -Special story 'of Christmas as seen throiiRh the eyes of throe pninlcrs; Donald Oreck, nurralor • ID Done; Edwards, New* *" WEDNKSDAY KVBNINXV""' 6:011 O News, Sports O Biology J61 Of Whirlybirds IE) News, Weather fills O News, W'pntlier IE) John IJnly, News "8:30 O H'HRort Train — "Tho Itlver Crossing," MoCul- InirRli miiil ilcrliln wholhor to sncririoo one Hfo -to wive ninny ID Thp-'Aqunnauls — Andrews and Lalir Iwconie involved in the smuggling of nrt treasures fB Hong Konj; — "The Dragon Cup," Harold J. Stone; stolen film lend. 1 ; to n missing American jud(?c 6:4.1 O Americans at Work ~7":Oo"p~MShenTatlirs~132 THUB8DAY MORNINQ 7:30 O Price Is KlKlitl COLOR ' X J™_' C'hitMnel, Program _ «;00 Q Chfmlatry; COLOR 0:30 0'Mnfntmntlcii(~COLOR 09 Cadet Don 11:15 O Jack P»nr—Al«x King, Renea Titylor, *o»n Ti»y- lor. Florence Henderson { ___COT.OB _____ 11:30 CD The_VlWng»_ '_ ' 'O MldnFghtwi* Marietta S News Final Midnight Theatre— "Johnny, Where Are you?" Gale Storm, Keith Andes ID Wanted Dead or Alive —Randall is asked to save a fellow bounty hunter IE) Ozzie and Harriet — "The Girl in the Kmpo. rium," Rick takes a job to be near a salesgirl 7143 O Frontier to Space — "Upper Atmosphere- Studies" 6:IH) IP Morning Report 5/I 1 * OJ Farm Report 7:00 B Dnve Olarrow.y Today JO Glnny Pace ShOvy 7i!5 (D Frank Wlfson, New* 8:00 8 Perry Como — Betty Grablc, ilrnnda, Brook. Bentnn ;• OOIJOK O The World of Lltera- ture — ''ARC of Enlightenment" ID My Sister Eileen — Bertha Bronsky moves in with the Kherwoods flD Hawaiian Kye — "The Money Blossom," Tom discovers that a rare orchid can he dangerous 8:30 (DjfVe Got a Secret ' 8:45 O Images ot Art—"From 1900 until after the war _with Forain" 9:00 O News, Sports . Q The.Arts in Houston «D U. S. Steel Hour — 7:30 O Biology 161 (D. Mr Caboose, Engineer 1 IB Morning Edition News _8jOO_|B Cadet Don SiilTii' Mathematics 132 ID Capt Kangaroo 8;M (B Tumblewecd Tima D :od" O Dough Ko Ml ID I Married Joan IE) Our Miss Brooks (:SO O Play Your Hunch; C01MR O Houston Public Schools - (D Video Village' Op Jack La Lanne .Show ' 10:00 O Prioo IB COLOR ID I Love Lucy O) Howard Finch "Shame the Devil," Betsy 10!3 ° <jj Concentration Palmer, Vincent Price, J. ffl clear Horizon D. Cannon, Conrad Janis; -U;oo O Truth or Consequence* Try and Stop Me -By BENNETT CERFS OME SAMPLES: •1. "Who is that poor old beggar tottering over QiereV" . "That's an economics professor who put his theories to practical test in the stock market." 2. SHE: I'll have you know I am a Woman- Nature's Crowning Piece o t Architecture. And you? HE: I'm a building inspector. £ 3. "Papa, where to all the bugs go in winter?" "Search me." "No thanks, papa. I 1'iat iyan*»ii th<s in'cvrma- tion." • • • • Richard Armour, on observant imbiber, writes: "How cunningly the ico holds bock And linger* underneath And lets you r«iM and tilt tho glass- Then smacks you in the teeth." 01H9. by Bwactt Ccrf. DUtrUmted bjr Kln« fttturM Synd!c«U DAILY CROSSWORD ACROSS 1. Make. Mtea 0. Seance manifes. tatlona 9, Crinkl«d fabric tQ. Biblical king 31. Backbone* 32. Additional 38. Swiftness li. Cleanse Of soap 1C. Insect 38. Closet 37. Robert Duma' country 20. Foray 81. Columbus' probable blrthplae* 25. Young hare* 27. Go back. 30. Panay Negrito 81. Heroic poems 32, Fathered Si.Grlvet monkey 35. American silversmith 36. Pooma S7. Accumulate 88. Potato bug, for one 89. To coin DOWN 1. City (Tenn.) 3. Fencing •word, •.Man's nickname S,Memoran» dumnot* 6. Together r.Dwwriba granunatJ* ally A Thin, M cloth 0. Opportunity H.AnabyM M,—finder J8. Exclamation 18. Broad. . cast by TV (colloq.) 10. English city 33.Aqu»tto warn. mala 94, Apart 30.Norsa god S8.Lyrto poem % %

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