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Sunday, September 13, 1959
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THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS HXTOHALPAGE Brazosport and Broaprlo County, Sunday, September 13. \9S9~ PAUL HARVEY NEWS Jackals Eye Dying Giant *>1* Wtlliame lav I\M liie ^nL. In .._. u _ _i i * . . ' Walter Williams lay on his deathbed in Houston, Tex., to- taliy blind and deaf, utterly unable to defend himself when the jackals moved in. Some Cincinnati reporter culled some admittedly incomplete old government records and cast an ugly shadow over the dying man. Quickly others converged for the kill. "I used to live near the Williams farm in Franklin, Tex.," announced an Ohio housewife. "He never served in the Civil War!" Walter Williams, "the last of the boys in gray," had claimed to be a member of Hood's Brigade, Company C, Fifth Regiment, II months before the war ended. Fifty letters had been entered in evidence oftliis fact whenhesecureda veteran's pension. But now the question was whether he deserved a military funeral. And the self-appointed custodians of ournationalconscience insisted that Walter Williams was not 117 years old, but 104. That he could not have served in that'war. He would have been only 10 years old when (tended. "A military funeral, indeed! The biggest joke on the American people 1 ever heard," protested the Ohio housewife. You know, ever since literary loudmouths proclaimed Bacon wrote Shakespeare, and probably long before that, pin-pricking the reputations of national heroes has beenafavoritepast- time of little people. I cannot confirm the Old Rebel's story, or refute it. Nor would I refute it if I could. If this makes me an accessory to a fraud, so be it. It does not makethesmallman tall to cut off the legs of the giant. And certainly it makes no great difference to history whether Walter Williams actually marched with Confederate troops or watched, as a boy, from the sidelines of the Uncivil War. For us suddenly to become indignant about his pittance veteran's pension is a shabby gesture by a generation that expects the government to pay everybody for doing nothing. And there is this Bill Ewald oncesaid, "Asany- one who has been in combat knows, all war stories are untrue." There Is no entirely accurate account of "the terrifying feeling of abandonment, the feeling of being a machine that can take no more, the unending stupidities, the wet, the filth, the unendurable tiredness, the co« ' wardice in everyone, the con- sant prayer for a wound which will mean that-you don't have f to face it any more, the savage search for loot, the panic, the dullness, the hatred every infantryman feels for those who sit fat-bellied back at Division, Army, Corps and in the fan- tasyland of civilian life." There is no war story that Is true. The real heroes won't talk about it, the others exaggerate. "Biggest joke on the American people ..." the Ohio housewife sneers. Isn't it rather tawdry hypo- v crisy ... all this sudden righteous indignation over the extent of one old man's imagination .. . . for a nation wliich has dura near deified a make-believe Marshal Earp. WASHINGTON SCENF Labor Curbs Worth $50 iv GEORGE nrxnM ...... - > ^ By GEORGE DIXON WASHINGTON -- Forty-seven Senators who voted last April 22 for the so-called Bill of Rights fortherank-and-filemem- bers of labor unions have had to search their consciences anew the last couple of days. They've had to decide whether to keep, or return, checks that were sent to each and every one of them by a labor boss critic who is enjoying palmy days. The checks—for $50 each- -werc sent to the supporters of the boss-curbing amendment by H. M. Forman, of 1126Southeast Secon-' Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. U, Th >ble Forty-Seven, who r^ " • ;;eJ to recsive their "••' ' . : ' ' -. : 2ai'e.'i, not Fort * '. "••" • '=:3 deeply con- c-i'iieci over the unexpected Windfalls. None t-Mjld verv well accent the money as a campaign contribution because none Is running this .year. And the distributor of $2350 worth of Senatorial largesse failed to provide them with a sufficiently valid reason for hanging onto the coconuts. In his letters accompanying' the MO checks, Forman began by saying he had heard that those who voted for the amendment to restrict the Jimmy Hoffas and his ilk were to be visited with retaliation. The palmy Floridian said this should be accepted as a challenge and that a campaign for preparedness should be started. "We should," he Wrote the recipients of his abbreviated county, "Stan collecting ammunition for the battle that is bound to come and do it now " With palm-like dignity Forman wrnt on: • Try and Stop Me —By BENNETT [ \ ' . liri CLUB COMICS—especially.ones who raltle off pun; •*• ' ilnttf at thi-i r---it;, n f *l.'. ._ • ' . , ._ :ini:s at the rate of tlii thwi "iv.ii>.'kii's" will fall fb they have cuvcring sallie tucked aw.,; tlluil' hb«d:. . 1 minute—know that some ." loo many gags "lay an eg ' the; j'tur <Ml the back o •over thci rra»n! •:•. )ne devic. blame ' ; writer o mater..! 1 , rmother ti •licking on .iome prominent customer at a ringsidi table. Milton Berle, Joe E. Lewis, Henny Youngman and George Jessel excel at this sort of "ad lib" give- and-take with unenthusiastic audiences. Gene Ba'ylos recently pulled a new one that broke the ice at a Beverly Hills night club. After tour rocceasive sallies earned him nothing more than a few scattered titters he suddenly turned serious and asked the customers, "Did you ever have the feeling you were walking up a gangplank and there was no ship there?" His listeners musf indeed have known _what he meant, because from then on his act went over with a bang. DAILY CROSSWORD ACItOSS 3. Strong wind 1. Signet i. Sultan's 6. Begone! decree 11. Beetle 5. Place ' 6. Speak 7. Store lucid 8. Very small brook ' 9. Capable 10. Avoid ... 18. Mule blanket 36. Demon- 19. Two (prefix) stra- 20. Senior live 21. Sale notices pronoun 22. Exclama. 37. River ot tjon of disgust 23. Ostrichlike bird 12. Excuse 13. Spread out 14. Shouts 15. Hastened 16. Malt beverages 17. Glowing coal 21. Presidential nickname 24. Control flap on airplane 28. Hoofed mammal of Syria 30. Male duck 31. Weaving instrument 33. Middle 34. Animal filaments 36. Indian of Brazil 36. Long-earcd rodent 43. Listens 45. Pierced 46. Listed .fnaut,),- ' 25. Butt 26. Iroquois demon 27. Man's nickname 29. Eager 32. Chinese mile 35. Push HHSH QBaf-1 HHUffl HHQD HHHC3 HE@t) HBBH P3HBB Africa 38. The country (law) 40. Dry Yeitcrdij'i AMWMT 41, Bamboolikt gra« ' 42. Whirlpool 44. ;>igpen 45.Get (dial. var.) covered 48. Snappish 49. Boy's nickname DOWN I. Window framing * Body of Kaffir warriors 2? J T3 "Along this line, I would like to suggest a plan that has brought good results -in political campaigns in our country; namely the so-called 'clipping service 1 by which articles printed in newspapers and magazines can be republished by offset printing'at the'pro-' per time to prove the justice of our cause to the voters and thereby solicit support and small contributions to get out the vote of our candidates. It is necessary that two copies of the newspaper or magazine be obtained, one to be used for the offsetprintingshowujgname and date, of publication, and the other copy to be kept for our"' protection." . Bjr""'^>ir Cause" and "Our Candidates," Forman aligned himself fearlessly with the Forty-Seven. He added fis- .cally; ,.,. "As a small contribution to :£,:_§«»« 'his plan, if it meets with your approval. I am enclosing a • check made payable to you as a gift. Taxes have been paid." Forman Concluded with thi? •ssurance that lifecan be palm- ar the right-thinker: ' 'For your information, I am '.rmer, specializing in growii leld-grown palms." Among the senators receivi _he coconuts from the purpos iul palmist were some polit •:ally strange bedfellows. They included the author o. the boss-curbing amendment, John L. McClellan. of Arkansas, and Democratic liberals such as Thomas J.Dodd, of Connecticut and Frank J. Lusche, of Ohio. Also Republican Conservatives, such a* Barry Goldwater, of Arlzonaj Karl E. Mundt. of South Dakota, and John Marshall Butler, ofMary- land, aligned with GOP liberals like George D. Aiken. of Vermont; Kenneth B. Keating, of v e \ 7 0 ? 1 ' and Thom *» »• Kuchel, of California Senator Gordon Allott. of Colorado, who is a GOp middle- r1oa<ter . returned the check to the sender with this non-partisan and vaguely couched suggestion; " "Perhaps you might want to give it to sorhepollticalorgani- zation such as the Republican i? » t 1 , Cfrorotaee, 1625 Eye St.. N.W.. Washington. 6. D.C or the Republican Senatorial t-ampalgn Committee, 449-A Old Senate Office Building. Washington, 25. D. C." Senator Butler also returned his check at once, but refrained from offering th* lender any suggestion* about what to db with it. • A number of other recipients assured me they wouldn't think of keeping the palm-grown fifty either, even if it camefran such a frondly source, but I fancied the palms of leveral itched TRY FACTS SLACKTOIJE OT CAIOJTTA NATIONAL REPORT Top Four Vote Reform By LYLE C. WILSON United Press International. WASHINGTON (UP!) - Another show window opportunity for big labor to demonstrate its political muscle is coming up in the field of presidential politics. This opportunity will come when the resolutions committees of the two major parties attempt to write the labor planks of their party platforms. Platform drafting is more than 10 months away. Ther* is notmuchdoubt,however,^aboutthel960 Republican labor .plank. -It : will cite(b*n956 platform and assert that President Eisisnhower ^Po Ie i* Democratic Congresstomakegoodon the 1956 Republican labor pledge. The 1956 Republican labor plank contained a promise to: "Revise and improve the Taft-Hartley Act so as to protect more effectively the rights of labor unions, management, the individual worker and the public." '.-••• •••-..••• Whether the labor reform bill just enacted did or did not make good on that promise is a matter of angry dispute. This will extend as an angry issue into the presidential campaign. Writing a Democratic labor plank in, 1960 will >e more difficult. lnl956theDemocraticplatform ud: "We unequivocally advocate repeal of theTaft- '. irtley Act." Any Democrat seriously mentioned for the esidemial nomination in 1956 could haveaccom- xlated himself comfortably to that promise of peal. Of five Democrats now most often mentioned .or the 1960 nomination, it seems that only one now would be in a position comfortably to support an unequivocal proposal to repeal the Taft-Hartley Act. That one is Adlai Stevenson. He didnot have to vote on this year's labor reform bill. Stevenson ran in 1952 and again in 1956 as an advocate of Taft-Hartley repeal. No Democrat who opposed repeal could have been-nominated. The four others mentioned now as potential 1960 nominees are U. S. senators and all of them voted for the labor reform bill which notably stiffened the Taft-Hartley Act. How a* 1 vote for this year's labor bill could b« reconciled In I960 with another platformpledgeto .repeal Taft-Hartley is a question which labor" .leaders and the Democrats will have to consider * next year yflth some care. ; ' Big labor's muscle is likely to be more effective in a ; Democratic national convention than in a Democratic Congress. That is the way It has been In the past and that is the way it is likely to be in the future. . • It is a matter of persuasive record now that Democrats in the 1940 national convention were advised to "clear it with Sidney" before making basic political moves. "Sidney" was Sidney Hill, man, the No. 1 labor leader in FDR's New Deal, Vice President Alben W. Barkley had the endorsement of President Truman and Democratic Chairman Frank McKinney for the 1952 presidential nomination. Labor leaders rejected him and Barkley quit cold. He knew when he was licked. It is a matter of record that the automobile workers' Walter P. Reuther triggered the Democrats in 1956 to reject Averell Harriman and to nominate Stevenson for president, instead. FOREIGN NEWS COMMENTARY Conservatives Gamble • By PHIL NEWSOM UPI Foreign Editor u3'5?* n ~'?" the " week! Prime Minister Harold Macmillan .of great Britain The place: London. The quote: "Important International neBotla- «S IH e h ahea t' lt is clearl y *&*" «he7eople should have the opportunity of deciding as soon as practicable who are to rep«s« ttaTfa these negotiations." On Tuesday, Sept. 8, Macmillan announced gen- waUlections would be held justonemonthhen". n^ 'f***™* l ° forthcoming."important International negotiations" was a statesmanlike presentation of an undoubted fact e l£ti™« ! ? lIy K Part J aUy hid the fact that Britlsh ejections »« based on a cat-and-mousearrange- 22? ^ J*", th * Ptrty ta H"" must c «« f°' general elections once every flv, years but can ?l.« ^V 1 "y tlme the P*ny ta power feds it has the best chance of winning. f ° r 1 Public opinion poll* gave them a five per cent advantage over the Laborite*. 'with the possibility that the Conservatives could increase their parliamentary majority to as many as 100 compared to the present just under 60. The British stock market also reflected confidence the conservatives would be the first party since World War I to return to power three con- • secutive times In Britain. Shares in the steel Industry, which theUaborites would like to nationalize, rose sharply right after Macmillan's announcement. For the Conservatives, the task was not to appear over-confident. For the Laborites, the task was just the opposite. Hugh Gaitskell, the man who probably would succeed Macmillan in event of a Laborite victory, returned from -Moscow and told his followers: "I know that we shall win. give one condition, that we fight for it hard and I know that we are going to fight for it hard." . But there'was general agreement that at best labor faced an unhlll hartl*. THEA1MANAC THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS From deft, Gray. Vlnaofe United Press International Today is Saturday, Sept. 12, the 255 th day of the year, with 110 more daya in 1959. The moon is in its first quarter. The morning stars are Mercury and Venus. The evening stars areMars, Jupiter and Saturn. On this date in history: In 1809, the English navigator Henry Hudson entered the river which now heart his name. fa 1922. the Protestant Episcopal House of Bishops voted to take the word "obey" out of the marriage ceremony. In 1928, actress Katharine Hepburn made her New York stage debute In "Night Hostess" under the name of (Catherine Burns. in 1938, news poramemator for the Polumbia Broadcasting System H. V. Kaltenbora began us 18-day broadcast coverage of the crisis in Czechoslovakia. to 1943, prisoner of the Italian government Benito Mussolini was Kidnaped by German par«- SrooBew. . - ' I ESTABLISHED Jill JAMEt I. NABOBS OIBNS HEATH. ,..,'. Oeorn fttctm Advtrtlitm Mintrtr Robtrli D«niby Hinaglng Editor. EI1I HeM-j.-riY SOorll Editor. FUBLMHER .....CDITOI Morcli rrttmin -.< WEEKEND ON TV KBOU-TV 11 CHANNBt II KIRK-TV 4:00 4:30 5:00 SATURDAY EVENING ; : (?) Detective's Clary / (U) Soldiers of Fortune (13) Larry Kane Show (2) Strike (11) Lone Ranger (11) The Early Show: "Captain Blood," Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havll- land • pirate story with much swordplay »:30 (2) Sgt, Preston of the Yukon • 6iOO (2) Whlrlybirds (13) Roy Rogers Show *!30 (2) Western colo.r film: "Bonanza", LorheGre- ene, Pernell 'Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Lansom • family conflict in setting of Virginia City, Nev., at turn of century (11) Reckoning (13) Dick Clark Show 7:00 (13) Jubilee USA 7)30 (1) Challenge: selection of men for "Sphere of No Return". (11) Wanted Dead or Alive •iOO (2) The Deputy - Henry Fonda (11) Brenner (13) Lawrence Welk 8:30 (2) Cimarron City (11) Have Gun Will Travel 9:00 (11) Miss America Pageant (13) Sports 9:30 (2) It Could Be You 10:00 (2) MGM Theater (double feature): "HangoverSq- lare," Laird. Cregar. Linda Darnell, George Sanders, Glenn Langan, Faye Marlowe - Brilliant, over-wrought composer becomes Jekyll- Hyde personality; "The Long Knife," Sheldon Lawrence, Joan Rice Nurse becomes involved in series of murders centered about wealthy woman patient .11:00 (11) Academy Award Theater: "The Spoilers," John Wayne, Marine Dietrich, Randolph Scott - Conspiracy to rog Scott • Conspiracy to rob two gold miners results in no-holds-barred fight 6 (13) Triple Crown Theater (double feature): "Bachelor and theBobby Soxer," Carry Grant, Rudy Valle, Shirley Temple, Myrna Loyj "The Brighton Strangler," John Loder, June Duprez .,12:3.0.... (2) Sign Off,, (11). Shock Theater:"fhe House of Frankenstein." . Boris Ksrloff, Lon Chai ney - From a traveling horror show, a macabre scientist wreaks ve- geance on his enemies only to be doomed by the Frankenstein monster 1:30 (11) New* Final 1:35 (11) National Anthem 2:15 (13) Wanted by the FBI 2:16 (13) Sign Off SUNDAY MORNINO 7:40 (13) Sign on, Anthem, . prayer 7:45 (13) The Living Word 7:55 (2) Morning Devotionals (11) Morning Hymn 8:00 (2) Christian Science . (11) Lamp Unto My Feet (13) The Ptilplt 8:15 (2) World of Adventure 8:30 (U) Look Up and Live (13) Science Ooie-Up 9:00 (2) This It The Answer (11) Comedy Carnival 03) Early Bird Theaten' "Race Street," Georgi Raft, Marilyn Maxwe], Raft. Marilyn Maxwell, William Bendixj "The Affairs of Annabel,"Lu- ellle Ball, Jack Oakie «!30 (2) The Christophers (11) Camera Three 9:58 (U) Harry Reasoner News lOiOO (2) This Is The Life 10:30 '11:00 11:30 11:45 11:55 (11) The Big Adventure "Background to Da n « g«r," George Raft, Sydney Gre«istr«et, Peur Lorre • Bagdad-Istanbul Express is filled with spies, counterspiM, murders (8) Frontiers of F»lth| the Catholic Hour . , (S) Tugboat Anne (2) Industry on Parade (11) Sports Paradt (2) Builder's Showcase (11) Baseball Leadoff (13) Cartoon time (11) Gtme of the Week 1:30 : ; 30 3:00 3:30 4:00 SUNDAY AFTERNOON 12:00 (13) Gulf Coast Jam* bom 12:15 (3) Durocher Prt-G«m« Show 12:25 (2) Major League base, ball: Cincinnati at Mil* wmkee , (13) Johns Hopkins File 7 (13) Houston Home Show (13) Sunday Movies '"parachute Battalion," Edmond O'Brien. Robert Preston, Nancy Kelly, Paul Kelly . • " (11) CIO (11) Academy Theateri The Mysterious Doctor," JohnLoder, Eleanor Parker - Man is in reality a Nazi spy M d must murder to keep his secret • (2) Wisdom (13) Kingdom of the Sei (2) Doctor of Medicint (13) Jim Myers Show (11) Million-Dollar Aue- tion (11) Last Word (13) Coaches Conference.- DarrellReyal.H» 1 ' Lahor ' £30 (11) Face the Nation. 5:00 (2) Meet the Press. (11) Animal Kingdom 03) Ranch Party (2) diet Huntley R*. porting (11) Twentieth Cwtury (13) Lone Ranger SUNDAY IVENWG (2) RlverboM (U) Lassie (13) You A»k rbr » (11) ILoveLuqr • (13) Maverick (2) "Emergtof Africa" (13) Lawman \ (2) Chevy Shew frioleil (11) GE Theater ,:T' (13}Coh.« (11) Alfred Wtcheoek (13) Special Asem 7 (2) Lorette - 5:30 o;00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9*30 10:00 . (2) (11) (13) MMktoOMW (3) Sunday «*» look • : (11) Sunday New* (13) MOVMIMI QHltt .«. the ret.!*. w t a» Wt30 . (U) Award Theaten "Daate't Werno," SB- wcer. T»ey k Ctoim Trevor - Greed for wealth and power drive* a man to hi* own destruction when hi* Jerrybuilt Coney Island spec* tacular concession top* Pies hundred! to thett death* (3) Gteeo Wan My Valley, 1 * Wake* ~-«-i-^W 1 UiOO 12:05 13:30 Do**, Deaald Barry Fkagerald tfm« academy. award wtanwrteU. e* family who make their livtaa ir Welsh eealmJn*s (11) News Final (11) Evening Hymn WSlgaQff (13) Sign Off THE ALMANAC United Press fiiternationa} ,/J 0<Uy f? Sul 3 da , y o' Se P'-'l3, the 268th day of they**.-, .nth 109 more days In 19S9. • . ' Th* moon is approaching its full phase. The morning stars are Mecury and Venus. In 1788. the United States Congress authorized the " to ta held °° t ' th * conquerer fever, Dr. Walter Reed, s to 1955. the Federated German Republic Western German* and. the Soviet Union established .diplomatic reUitaM?^^ tK ' Biblet tfeehinlcil (uptrlnttndint E. E. (Ti» Hendrli Clceuldlon Mtniifr • Btrnlet Ild«r OUIct Uintitr QUOTES.. A»t, rrilPorl- Tc«u. . oiMiinn .V.irunB, !!: I ».«,. l» « nm lituttf.w, clnjn) « U i,. u!llk.* Mi t 5.'" "SIT.*"' 1 " Dll " td r "» InternnltonH Mirnber of T«««i DtUr Prin Aiuclillon. TMM Priu tiKelMn. Rtpnitnltd nitlonillr by TMM F> °' 8M **• uru UM "" WASHINC3TON - President Eisenhower, wide radio,TV address his hope* for hi* cOT of vi4ln with Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev" "ft is my profound hope that some real progress will be forthcoming, even though no one would be to bold aa to predict. such an outcome." ****** NEW YORK - Rookie Patrolman Richard Ware, 32. who h»d several bottles, sticks and stones throws at Inltni ii i at tluch I *" ra ' u tlui millir Hut* JL 1HJ, n ibi und " "" *" " Co "«««* "You MI something throvm at you every night. Th«y come "!i "?f a ? d . doorw »y»:- 1 . Yoa don't see anybody. butAeWd, nd * r - ' •" you * fe """""etryinatodo. 1 I

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