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Freeport, Texas
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Thursday, December 15, 1960
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p" >.'• • <*v. "GOPS" AND ROBBERS FACTS 0HANKEI. Pec. 15, ttHL Paul Harvey News , FINAL AUDIT HMD S HIM GREAT " ; "-Airplane drivers have a saying: "If you walk away from it, it's a good landing." Judged b y such ,an elastic yardstick, certainly, P r e si d ent Eis enh ow- er, you have given Us a "good administration." We're all too jrr e occupied w : t t h looking .v™. aheadright to look back. • You wouldn t «S8t it otherwise.' With prayers, cSttion and crossed fingers, we are all so anxious about the shape of things to come that we .will not consider, for a while, how tilings - ~jiave been while you were in the i'- s White House. But this much may be said ol your administration: We walked away from it. Undisgraced, un"•^embarrassed, unalloyed. £ «- As a warrior, you were perhaps overeager to establish yourself as a peacemaker. But when you had given the enemy every ~ Opportunity to agree to an hon- orable peace—anil had been rebuffed—you firmly refused to settle for a less than honorable one. History will remember you for The times you were ill, when lesser men would have withdrawn into self-pity and self-indulgence, you emerged from the valley of the shadow with an accelerated schedule. You pulled as much guard duty as anybody and more than most, and we respect you for that. The tides oi comparative pros* periry moved in and out more than once during your two terms, but you left office with more men working than ever worked before in our country—and tor better pay. We won't forget that. When Russia got the jamp on us in the space race and some Americans went to.pieces, others went back to sleep, you did net- You accelerated our effort in the space race and, without unbalancing our military potential or bankrupting our economy, you put us back out front with 29 space vehicles in orbit to their eight. You stuck by Ezra Benson when he was right and you bust- ed Sherman Adams when he was wrong, and neither was easy. In administrative responsibility, as on the battlefield, the true heroics are not the spectacular acts. We know now, General Custer was courageous but be wnsn't very smart. Greatness in men and nations evolves from the many angry things we do not say, the careless acts we do not commit, the unwise things left undone. Across the desk of the President pass a daily dozen big decisions and a hundred smaller ones. What history will think when it thinks ot you will be the sum ol these things. When the debt side ' of the ledger is balanced against the credit side, what will your record be? Patience, in an hour when survival required it. Firmness, at a time when honor demanded it. The things you stood for, and the things you would not stand for. So let it not be said of your administration just that, "We walked away from it" Let them, even in this preliminary auditi record that we walked tall. Washington Scene £ EXTRA LISTENER JOINS By GEORGE DI^OH WASHINGTON, — I don't ^'.'inow whether they want ~"to get back to varm weather or graft but the question invariably asked by every Florida hifiiiway inspector hauled be..^6"re the House Roads Subcom- "*" mittee is: "How soon can I go back to Florida?" ^."jphpy nsk it of the subcom- :. inittee" investigators. They ask ;, it of Chief Counsel Walter May. ~-51iey ask it- of Chairman John IA. Blatnik. If unable to get an •" estimate from any of the above ,-,mentioned, they try to get an .'.answer from George Martin, who is heading the subcommittee's press relations. "How soon can I go back to Florida?" A witness will be in the limelight as a bribe-taker. You might think he'd want to go back' to 'obsecurity. No— he wants to go back to Florida. The.tourist people of the Sunshine State ought to make capital nf this. Tt would sort of compensate for the' bad publicity Florida is getting out of the highway scandals. Highway engineers have paraded through this hearing with incredible stories of how they accepted money from road- ':':- '* ESTABLISHED 191* : JAMES S. NABOHS PUBLISHER : "Gt,£NN HEATH EDITOR ; JOHH r. GREEN .BUSINESS MANAGER GEORGE BEACOM AdvetHsing Manager ROBERTA DANSBY Managing Editor LeROY BYHD Women's Editor MORRIS FREEMAN Mechanical Superintendent E. E. lTe;ic) HENDRIX Circulation Manager .BERNICE ELDER Office Manager ". Published daily and Sunday except Saturday by Review Pub- .Ushers. Inc., 307 E. Park Ave., Freepori. Texas. James S. ._ Nabors. President. Classified advertising department open ",8 ajn. to 12 noon , .Saturdays, closed Sundays; io place, cancel or correct classified advertising, call BE 3-2611. World wide news coverage by Tho Associated Press. Mem- 7ier of Texas Daily Press Association, Texas Press Associa- "Hon. Represented nationally by Texas Newspaper Repre- -rientaiives. Inc., P. O. Box SOS, Baylown, Texas; Houston " ; CA 8-2643. v" SUBSCRIPTION RATES ................. By carrier. Dally and Sunday. $1.40 per month; Daily only. : icription rates in advance, ,. .......... r~ Entered as second class mailer March 21, 1952 at the Free. port. Texas, Post Giiiee, under the Act oi Congresi oi •r'rMarch B, 1870. "-'JTorth dealer. . . • East-West vulnerable. r NORTH ?•" 4106 WEST 4AQ8 *AQ82 BAST V-'fK »1052 $632 &J106 SOUTH 4AQ32 V-A.J987 * K10 2 4 69 4,9751 ' The bidding: North East South West l^ Pans j y pass iy Pass Pass Opening lead — five of dia> "Jnonds. ; . ' ,--' Here Is ft hand played in a i,- — r * team of four match. At the first - • table South reached a contract ^i'.'r^f s'" hearts on the bidding ae- '-•••-(juenca shown, ^, West led a diamond. Declarer •»rpn with the queen, led a low "^eart, and not having 1 X-ray _eyes, finessed the jack ana lost ''Vt, |o the lone king. West returned *•" '"- : f. diamond. South took the king cashed the A-Q of hcfarts had to discard on the last trumft After great thought, he parted with a club. As a result, declarer easily made the rest of the tricks and scored the slam, winning a spade, four hearts, three dta« monds, and four clubs. West made a serious error by discarding a club, it should have been evident from tha bidding that declarer-had the king- ot clubs to justify the slam call. A club discard was therefore bound to give declarer a twelfth trick and should have been avoided at any cost. West should have discarded he six of spades instead—and vithout any signs of distress. :his gives West two chances to defeat the contract—East may have the queen of spades, or else South, not seeing the blank ting, might later finesse the; queen of spades and go down. The club discard hands South the Blam on a silver platter; tha spade discard gives West at east a sporting chance to set the contract The danger Involv. ed in blanking the king is more fancied than real. West la of course acutely aware of baring the king, but South, who does not sea West's cards, is hardly ace of diamonds, discarding _., _• spade, . ST^if Recognizing the possibility of • • squeez*-, declarer led two more - gpunds of trumps. West, who by t?UiJ» ttae was down to the K-6 jf Bpadeg and 9-7-5-4 of clubs in a position to Judge the aotual setup, At the other table, where six hearts was also bid, declarer went down one by the simpl* method of taking straightfor* ward flnkses in hearts and spades. HEARING builders as a matter of course. Not one seemed '.ruly penitent. In fact, William McLeod, who admitted taking 'everything from wads of money to 20 quarts of whisky, said: "If I had to do it all over again, possibly I wouldn't do it" This drew a cry from Rep. William C. Cramer in whose district a lot o£ the grafting took place: "Possibly?" The money-takers seem to have no sense of wrongdoing. McLeon was asked why he thought W. L. Cobb, a highway contractor, slipped him money. "I was raised with Mr. Cobb," replied. McLeod. "We all call him 'The Little Colonel'." He seemed ttf'tiiihk that explained everything. It so flabbergasted Rep. Blatnik he forgot to ask how they were raised • together when McLeod lives in Odessa, Fla., and Cobb in Atlanta, Ga. If the road maps are anywhere near correct the pair must have been raised together by remote controL Evidence was presented that McLeod also obtained redwood lumber from Cobb. Chairman Blatnik remarked that he'd never heard of a highway lined with redwood. The witness said that if be got the redwood it was a loan. But he said he had no intention of repaying it because he couldn't remember having gotten the redwuod. This is the fantastic sort of testimony being given at the ho.irinir. r>n« highway inspector was asked why he thought a contractor was giving him money. Without batting an eye, the public servant said: "Well — one tune this contractor's swamp buggy broke down. I went and got mine. I thought maybe he was paying me for the use of my swamp buggy." Another state engineer said he worked very hard for any money he got. He testified he worked 40 hours every week as a highway engineer on a project; 60 hours as a night watchman on the same project; and 10 hours overtime. We computed that he worked a 110-hour week. This, of course, left him with 58 hours utterly unaccounted for. The inspectors strove to convey the impression that the gifts were pressed upon them but the bookkeeper for one contractor said they asked for it. She said one even telephoned to say his payoff hadn't arrived on t schedule. "What did you think of that?" asked Chairman Blatnik, "I thought he had a nerve," sniffed the lady. The engineers may be happy to learn they had one more listener than they thought. Mr. Jeff St. John, a young television reporter, remarked to a man by his side: "I wonder why the Internal , Revenue Service doesn't assign someone here?" "Wonder no longer," said the man. "It has a man here—Mel' TRY FACTS CLASSiflSDS! Editorial ! A CITIZENS BASIC CIVIL RIGHTS ESTABLISHED IN 19 AMENDMENTS December 15 Is observed ea;ch year as "Bill of Rights Day" throughout th« United States. What does this important "document" mean to us? • * The American "Bill of Rights", consisting ot the first ten amendments to our federal constitution, all adopted at one time in 1791, specifies in some detail a number of basic civil rights of the individual citizen. Unaltered by subsequent amendments and jeal- - ously guarded by our courts, these privileges must still bs respected by our governing bodies today. Among the most familiar of our constitutional guarantees are those relating to freedom of religion, speech, and of the press. The same article protects the rights of peaceable assembly and the privilege of petitioning tha government for redress .of gr-evances. Another amendment secures oUr persons, house:,, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures, ard specifies that no warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, and unless supported by oath or. affirmation. Si The due process of law amendment encompasses not one but several guarantees. Every AmerlcdriV.*>S,, secured Against bein^'placed twice in legjal jeopardy for the samf'pffense; against being compelled to be a witness against himself in a criminal case; and against . having his private property taken for public use without just compensation. He is also secured against being held for trial for a capital (death penalty) or other infamous crime, unless upon a presentment or indictment of a grand jury. And, of course, no> person may be deprived of life, liberty or property without orderly joilrt procedures, or'., due process of law. The right to.a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury, in the locality where the crime was committed, the right to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation, and the rights to compel attendance of defense witnesses and to have the assistance of defense counsel in all criminal, prosecutions are secured by another section of the "Bill of Rights." Excessive-bail and fines, and cruel and unusual punishments, are prohibited in Amendment VIII. Other articles insure the right to bear antts and ban quartering of soldiers in private homes during peace time. Then, to aiake quite clear to our governing • , bodies the underlying intent of the preceding provisions, the Ninth Amendment states: "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." The Tenth Amendment further emphasizes ' this basic theory by providing: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." Thus, that fundamental f philosophy expressed in the Declaration of Independence, that men are endowed with certain unalien- .able rights, and that "to secure these rights, governments are Instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed," has been carried forward into the highest law of our land. Bov/e AVERAGE HEAD HAS FOUR HOLIS NfiW YORK (AP) - Things a columnist might never know if he didn't open his mail: The average American has four unnecessary holes in his head— they are in the form of more than 700 million untreated dental cavities. A rooon'iehter is anvone who holds more than one ]ob at a time. An Ohio State professor predicts multiple job holding will increase materially in another 10 years, if, as forecast, a four-day work week becomes common. Are fat ladies more easy-going than fat men? Some researchers -think so. I think, however, mat this is true only if the fat lady has the sense to wear a girdle and-shoes that fit her. Tourists see more of Manhattan in a week than the ordinary resident does in a year. A survey, for example, showed that 1 of 10 New Yorkers have never been inside the Statue of Liberty, and 8 of Business Mirror 10 have never visited the United Nations building. Our quotable notables: "All anxiety is fear of oneself! "—Dr. Willielm Stekel. If you are ever tempted to hold up a Brink's armored car, remember this: Its guards, get a $1,000 bonuc for shootin?.a bandit— ana »,uuo lor lolling one. Safety last note: Autos kill about 40,000 people annually, but only 14 states compel an official Inspection of motor vehicles as often as every six months or -a year. Government, like living, gets more and more complicated. George Washington's first national budget could be written on a single piece of paper. The most recent federal budget runs to more than 1,000 pages. Do you walk in your sleep? Some four million Americans do, not counting those who do so at work. If your child Is a sleep- walker, there is a good chance he'll outgrow it. Sleepwalking Is more common among children than adults. Inmates released from a British Columbia prison farm were a bit startled when they were handed farewell gift packets of matches readinsr: "Thank ymj. Come again." Wisecrack of the week: Robert Q. Lewis says he knows a man so unpopular he can take a bath and the phone won't ring. In Winchester, Mass., a local ordinance forbade young girls from dancing on tight ropes—ex- . cept in church. Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell says the U.S. standard of living will rise 25 per cent by 1970. This means we can look forward confidently to tlie 2H-garage home. It was poet John Masefield who observed, "The hours that make us happy make us wise." FOREIGN CAPITAL G.AfMS EDITOR'S NOTE — American investors are turning choosy about where they put their dollars. In this, the second of a series of three articles, Sam Dawson, AP business news analyst, discusses what foreign countries have henefitted and what yields Americans get on money sent abroad. By SAM DAWSON AP Business News Analyst (f). 1889,.King Figures Synaicate, luc.) NEW tfORK (AP)—Americans : with dollars seeking higher yields or bigger capital gains than seemed likely in U.S. security markets have looked first to nearby opportunities and then to overseas ventures. Returns on these Investments now add up to a tidy sum—where curbs on dollar flow have been eased. But the rush to buy foreign stocks has aroused fears in some lands that the Yankees Were out to take over the economy. At first many Americans looked to Canada and invested not wisely but too well. Valueless or dubious Canadian stock was peddled here, often by long distance phone. Warnings on this side of the border and stricter policing on the other side have brought Canadian securities more in line with the standards on slock exchanges here. Next to excite Americans has been the recent boom in Europe. Yields on European stocks often were higher than here. \nd the rush of U.S. corporations to expand there drew the attention of individual American investors. The rapid rise in European stock prices until me last three months held out the promise for a time of speedy capital gains. Latin America has seen very little investment by individual Americans. Brokers here say one reason is that there are comparatively lew companies there publicly owned. In addition to whatever capital gains they may have collected on stock price rises, what returns have individual Americans been getting on their foreign investments? Official figures are meager. And foreign stocks are held by both corporations and individuals, making a breakdown hard. But based on data of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the First National City Bank of , New York estimates that income from stock and bond holdings wil< bring Americans $500 million this year, the same as lost. Earnings from direct investments in plants and resources — mostly in corporate names - is put at $2.2 billion. One specific figure is offered by British officials who report that Americans got $104 million in dividends from British companies last year. It's a two-wuy street. British direct investment In the United States Is estimated at $2 billion with earnings unspecified, while the British government uml Individuals are thought to hold 53.75 billion in dollar shares. CHANNKt, KIIOU-TV ON' 44 CttAmCKt, 13 4:00 & tooney Town 0) Early S h 6 w— "Black Fury," Pnul Muni __ 0) Amcrienii Ha«dst«nd_ *7»0 Si Propln's Cliolco • «•.«) IB KlTlriic's 1'nrty _ S:ll>-fiS Sou i'ranclsoo Bmt "»:*»" gi) "FriencHJTGiant ff) News, Sports Kg) Huckleberry ir^im! ' tHIO %j> Almnnnn Nowtrocl _ (j?5 Industry on P«« BJ pUB._ Edwards, N«jv* ~ _ E) Nflws, Hporfs 0 Briefing Session— "Tiw Ring Around IWssia," on our overseas buses 01 WhirlybU-ils . ______ & Nnw», Weather (JJ John Daly, News _ _ & Outlaws — '"Jftio Fortune; Stone," ncrald Mohr s.1 on ox-convlcl JO) American Oils'.isey (Q Ann Solhern-lJeltxjrt 'is nfrnid to tell his mother that lie 1s 'criEajjed; new Mrtia IB Gueslward Ho — "The Matchmakers," Jackie Coogan; Bahs nearly renews n tribal feud _ _ b ii'KuilT Travel Club — "Quebec, Canada" ID Two Faces West (H Donna Reed~"Donna Goes toa Reunion presents oi discussion ot some ot th<» problems with which American literature lni.1 irled to deal re) T h e Untoueliabies —< -The Larry Fay Story," June Havoc, Sam Levene} oh investigation ot A m»K racket lead* to a speak' easy owiicr ~9-W & clronclio Marx (0« The BIR Picture ni Person .to Person—Eva tiiibor and'husband Rich. iml Brown, Andy Williams V:30 831 il"> We*"* . O Invitation to Art —> '•Theatre, and Dance fn June Allyson — "Tha nospsrate Challenge,' June Allyson as a worn-, an who must make a Hfe> or-deam choice (B Lgck-Ui) _,. S3"state trooper O A Speck of Progress— Special; a modern Christmas parabla for adulta m News, Weather p) Ernie Kovacs" Take » Cfood 'Slnle^nimVt," Henry Fonda, Olivia de HnviU land, Jnck, Carson; satirical comedy 1 n, SporU Jock ' _ Mnloohn Qenovlevo,. Jolmrty Biyhors, Berlin tcnolicrs; COI.OB ' 7:30 8:00 8:30 1 EJ But MiMterson — "A Time to Die," .Robert Strauss; Hat Is ottered a bribe O The .Ragtime Era — "Tin Pan Alley Atso- Rans," featuring songs Which no one remembers 0) Zane Grey Theatre — McNally, Tuesday Weld, Mark Goddard; a rancher tries to prevent Mormons from settling "Pepino McCoy," the hired hand proves he's a @ Bachelor Father — '•near II e n 1 1 o y," Kelly (j) Decision — "The Constitution: Whose Inlerprc- Q) The Witness — New time; a simulated probe of Jack (Legs) Diamond; (£J My Three Sons— "My Three Strikers," 'Douglas' in their allowances @ Tennessee Ernie Ford — Roger Smith ; G'OLOR ' d American Perspeclive — Debut of a series:" in. which Graham C. .Wilson Try and Bv BENN 1 1 ion (El llth Hour News _ f jjfoo gj Mlcinlght with Mnrictti* £51 News tfinal (Q Mldnlgh't Theatre— "The Blue Ribbon," Scott Brady, Gene Barry FRIDAY MORNING Time, Channel, Program 6:00 O Chemistry; COLOR 6:30 O Mathematics; COLOR (0 Cadet Don . '"' Tl . 6:SS CD Farm Report 7:00 B Dave Gatroway Today (D Ginny Pace Show 7 as CD Frank Wilson, News 7:30 CD Mr Caboose, Engineer J0 Mnming Edition News 8:00 GD Cadet Don 8:15 CD Capt Kangaroo' 8:30 GD Tumbleweed Time 0:00 O Dough Re nil CD I Married Joan CQ Our Miss Brooks 9:30 O Play Your. Hun.ettf COLOR Stop Me ETT CERF i. ,, .., > A VERY SAD EVENT was recorded at one of the town's •ritziest, snootiest restaurants the other day. A nouveau riche was taken there for dinner on Monday evening by an authentic socialite and, anxious to impress one and all, the nouveau gent laid down a bin of the rarest vintage wines. The tab came to about $800 and the management seemed very pleased. The next evening the nouveau brought his most important customer to show off his new man- about-town. stature—and MRS: GROUCH: Why. do I always get such miserable service in this store? Aren't thora smarter clerks available to serve me? FLOORWALKER: No, Madam. The smarter clerks see yotlj coming. * • * J. 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