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Freeport, Texas
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Friday, December 16, 1960
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JIM BISHOP: Reporter ALONE f HEHEWS A JUNGLE PATH The writer is a compulsive worker. What he records is partly art, partly craft, and always solitary. The thing he sells comes f Irom inside a': size seven- end - a • quar-. t e r head.i Whether it is a \ good product or | a poor one, Hi comes fro ml what his eyes! see, his ears! hear, his nose' smells, his BISHOP mind thinks and his memory records. Thero Is no other way. A painter works alone but he can, by acddent, achieve a notable effect A writer cannot record a great scene by accident. A bullfighter, too, works alone but if ha Is gored, other men distract hi9 tormentor. A king, a prcsi- Bent, a judge, a builder, can consult advisors and precedent. A writer must always hack new paths through the jungle of a mind he has learned to distrust. If he writes a good book so much the worse for him because all ol his future work will be measured against it. Thera are writers whom I will not name who were your favorites a decade ago. They are not Uead, nor are they "written out." They have learned that their best Is not always good enough. The last two or three books did not sell. Now they sit at the typewriter conditioned to fear. They are afraid ol the next one. This Is sad, because a writer must be an egocentric before he begins his first work. His goal —no matter how loudly he denies it—is to inDict his opinions upon others. He wears an eye mask ot humility because it is becoming. He steals thoughts, ideas and phrases from friends and he plants them in his mental jungle for lulure flowering. His funeral begins on the day of his first big success and it is a gay and everlasting dirge. His cult lights incense at his feet. The odor is heady and he spends more time in the shrine and less at the typewriter. Overnight, he is an important person. He is sought for his opinions on subjects about which he knows nothing — politics, children, religion, science — but he solves all problems glibly. He becomes a public speaker, a hail fellow well drunk, a wanton indicter of those whom he does not like. He wants to write a bigger, better, more profound book than the last one but he is frustrated by blank sheets of paper. He stares at them. They stare back in blindness. There are only 26 . letters in the alphabet and he knows that, if he hits the right keys in correct sequence a half million times, he will have another great book. But which keys are the right ones? What he needs most of all, after success, is confidence. Sometimes he looks for it in a bottle; sometimes in capsules; rarely in church. The more his confidence recedes in the jungle, the more he demands of his friends. He no longer wants criticism. He wants love. He wants devotion. Light another joss stick at the! shrine. Make it a big one. Mirror, mirror on the Wall, who is the greatest . . . He makes jolly phone calls to his agent, grins like a hurt pig when he is introduced -as the author of something he wrote 10 years ago, borrows from his publishers, winces when his name evinces no flash of recognition, and speaks of trips abroad as though he is thinking of fresh ideas and not running away. The one thing which will save him is truth, and the writer cannot face this. He can write about it as though he copyrighted the word, but he cannot apply it to himself. He cannot look at himself and say: "I am a small, lucky man." It is impossible because it is a stiletto in the ego, and the ego is what impelled him to inflict his opinions on others from the start. If he lives tlirough the protracted funeral service, the writer, in time, becomes a bland schizophrenic. In public, he projects the image of the great thinker and the polite listener; in private, he tortures himself with pages and pages of nothing which, hi turn, are crushed into worthless balls and hurled against a wall. It isn't a pretty picture, but it's a fairly accurate one. We have a few writers who have learned to live with themselves. Carl Sandburg is one. Ernest Hemingway is spilling the same wine the third time. John Steinbeck—where. is our old hero? Sometimes the writer hacks so many paths that the whole jungle is levelled. It 'is shameful to stare at a proud man when he weeps . . < Washington Scene ADVISER ONCE SU ON SINKING By GEORGE DIXON WASHINGTON — Dr. Walt W. Rostow, professor of international economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is dedicated to keeping the Kennedy administration afloat But he once dunned the government for being sunk. The top echelon adviser to President-elect John F. Kennedy induced Uncle Sam to reimburse him for $585.50 worth of suits, sox, shirts and a change ol underwear that went to a watery grave in the Atlantic. The gentleman who now is slated for an important position in the foreign policy office used to be a cloak and daggerite ol Gen. Wild Bill Donovan's World War II Office of Strategic Services. On Oct. 13, 1942, the OSS agent was aboard the British Tanker "Empire Mersey" when it met up with the wrong submarine. It was sunk. Prof. Rostow saved his life, but lost his luggage. He took liis time thinking it over, as brain trusters will. Five ESTABLISHED 1912 JAMES S. NABOBS — — PUBLISHEH GLENN HEATH - EDITOR JOHN F. GREEN BUSINESS MANAGER GEORGE BEACOM Advertising Manager ROBERTA DANSBY Managing Ediioi LeROY BYHD Women's Editor MORRIS FREEMAN Mechanical Superintendent E. E. (Tex) HENDHIX Circulation Manager BEHNICE ELDER Office Manager Published daily and Sunday except Saturday by Review Pub- Ushers, Inc., 307 E. Park Ave., Freepoil, Texas. James S. Nabors, President. Classified advertising department open 8 a.m. io 12 noon Saturdays, closed Sundays; to place, cancel or correct classified advertising, call BE 3-2611, World wide news coverage by Tha Associated Presi. Member of Texai Daily Press Association. Texas Press Association. Represented nationally by Texas Newspaper Repro- (eniaiives. Inc., P. O. Box 308, Baytown, Texas; Houston CA 8-2643. ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier. Daily and Sunday. $1.40 per month; Daily only. $1.15 per month. Mail rates upon request. All mail lub- Kcripiior. rates in Advanre. tiueted as second ciau matter March 2i, I'iaZ. al ins i : i-"-port. Texas, Post Office, under the Act of Congress of March 8,1870. BY B BECKER QUIZ You are the dealer, both sides ^mlnerable, and have opened One Heart. Partner has responded pna Notrump. What would you now bid with each of the following four hands? jl. 4KQ5 *AQ763 +AJ 4.Q74 4KJ8 VAKQ7652 4KJ 4.1 44 VAK8653 4AK82 14. 4tK6 ¥KQ7643 4AK61 • 1. Two notrump. Partner's no- trump response shows a balanced hand with 6 to 9 high-card points. TOiether or not a game contract is feasible therefore depends upon the quality of the notrump response. The best way to find'out is to bid two notrump end thus invite partner to continue on to game if he has the cop values for his notrump re iBponao. ' In general, in this sequence IR two notrump rebid by the opener Identifies 17 to 19 points TbB responder proceeds to gam tf he baa 8 or 9 points, and gen KaUy passes It he has .only 6 or 7. 3, Sbur hearts. No risk shoul b* run of playing at lean tha krajue, A jump to three heart Whtfe it would urge partner tc jbld again, is not forcing, an figures to be passed about third of tha time. So little needed for ten tricks to be mad •-for example, tha queen r •pades and .queen of diamom ••tTlflt DEKtHAT ShnuM HAt 1 ven the option of passing. 3. Three hearts. Here, with a eart suit that is much less self, ufficient, partner has to be con- ulted about the advisability of mdertaking- a game contract. r e should be willing to give m the opportunity to pass if e lacks heart support or his no- rump response was sketchy. There are so many potential isers in this hand that we ra- uire a voluntary response from artner before committing tha and to game. A jump shift to iree diamonds would force artner to bid again and should e avoided. We cannot be sura that a game is in the cards. 4. Two diamonds. This hand s essentially the same as tha irevious one, except that tha queen of hearts has been substi- uted for the ace. Obviously, tho hand is much weaker and gama irospects decline proportionately. Nevertheless, gome is not out of the question, and the prou- em now is to reach it if it ia .here. A two diamond bid best serves tha purpose. If partner passes, it is unlikely that a sound game contract will be missed. The pass would indicate not only a, minimum hand but also lack of support for hearts. If partner, over two diamonds, bids two hearts, which is just what we wont to hear, gama prospects pick up and a leap to four would be acceptable. years later he came to a sound decision in economics. He induced Rep. Ellsworth Bishop Foote, of Connecticut, to introduce a bill for his private relief. The bill (House Resolution 3523) was adopted on May 9, 1947 and Prof. Rostow was reimbursed for his submarined belongings. I trust he replaced his sunken clothing with both winter and summer things because he never knows which he is going to have to wear these days while advising Kennedy. The Professor may start to advise the President-elect on Cabinet appointments on the stoop in Georgetown and conclude his counsel in the surf at Palm •Beach. When I was a copyboy I would hide from the city editor back of the editorial switchboard . and read the sports pages. The sports news presaged a moral awakening.- Somehbdy" was always going to clean up boxing. Somebody was .always going to clean up the manly sport of legalized assault and battery as I moved up to night police, day police, Rotary lunches and Women's Christian Temperance Union dinners. It was always going to be cleaned up as I advanced to magistrates' court, three-alarm fires, captions and night rewrite. It was always going to be a simple operation to clean up boxing. All that had to be done was clean out everybody in it As one learned forerunner of Hymie the Mink Wallman and Blinky Palermo put it: "It R\r>'t hoxln<* that's so had, it's the people inais ifi H." This went on—and on—through the years. Boxing was going to be cleaned up so many times I wasn't sure half the time whether I was covering the ring or the laundromat. I don't remember it ever being cleaned up, however. The smirch- ers of the noble "fight game" went to their rewards uncleaned, only to be replaced by "sportsmen" who became consistently grimier. A badly-smudged mob is currently beating a path through the Kefauver boxing inquiry, a 11 bleating piously that the bqxing game should be cleaned up. Even those who' admit havinp turned to Jailbird Frankie Carbo to solve their problems are giving this pious routine—to Senator Estes Kefauver and minority leader Everett M. Dirksen. Pardon me for sounding cynical but I don't think the people in boxing are going to help much to clean up boxing. Few people go into the fight game with any fervent desire to be cleansed. Most people who write for a living love to refer to a vacation as "richly errned." This usually is true — in the sense that they are paid richer earnings than they're worth. I am leaving on a richly-earned vacation. KILLER AT LARGE Muscular dystrophy dooms children la early death. Help scientists back down tils killer by jiving (enerously to tht MARCH FOR MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY THE BRAZQSPORT FACTS EDITORIAL PAGE Page 4 Srazosport and Braaoria County, Texas, Fri., December 16>JL96Q DEEP ARE THE ROOTS! Editorial IN FACE OF OBSTACLES, SCHOOL NEARS STATE CHAMPION STATUS Saturday night the Brazosport school system may for the first time in history hold a state championship football title. The area team will at the least emerge second best in the stale. And that too would be the first time. Lanier High School will face the Dunbar High School of West, Tex., at Hopper Field tomorrow night for the state Negro high school football crown. Last year, Lanier reached the semi-finals before being eliminated. This is general knowledge, and the size of the crowds at the Lanier playoff games Indicate that this superiority is appreciated. But perhaps'a fewer number know of the odds Lanier faces in turning "out 1 a chamiohship team. In the first place, the four grade levels at Lanier High have a total of 76 students, counting both sexes. There are 39 boys of assorted sizes. Of these, 25 make up the football squad. That leaves 14 non-playing males, and about five of these are non-players because they are scholastically ineligible. " That, too, is a new restriction. Two seasons back, good athletes were allowed to enroll for the season and drop out of school when football ended. Principal C. F. Sayles ended that. Negro athlstes are required to Bovfe meet the same scholastic standards as required for Exporter football players. So we have the unique situation of one at the state's smaller N-sgro high schools, with the further restriction of scholastic standings that few Negro schools impose on players, and yet teams of state championship calibra for two years in a row. Possibly the biggest single reason for this feat is the present mentor, Coach C. B. McGowan. Since his entry into the school system in the fall of 1957, he has initiated a strict program of training In lunciomentals in all athletic programs. Also, he is a strict disciplinarian, summarily barring from a coming game a player who violates .rules, regardless >; ol how badly that player "is needed in the coming game. There is still another factor, whose contribution to Lanier's success can only'be guessed. There is probably no Negro school in the state that draws the crowds who attend the Lanier game weekly. Last year the attendance was at times greater than at some of the Exporter games. Such a season as Lanier has v turned out should be a source of pride to any community, regardless of circumstances. But in view of the obstacles which the players have overcome, their feat should also be an inspiration. ONLY SNOW CAN SOFTEN HEARTS NEW YORK (AP)—It takes a blizzard to melt the cold, cold heart of the world's greatest city. So, if you want to see America's leading metropolis at its friendli- a blinding snowstorm. A human thaw occurs that turns sprawling Gotham into a small town of some eight million neighbors. A 17-inch snowfall here this week proved that again. A big storm always does. On ordinary days a stranger seeing Manhattan for the first time gets the eerie impression he has been set down in a civic madhouse. Everybody seems to be in a * tremendous rush to get from where he is to where he Isn't. Each person acts as if he were carrying an important message to Business Mirror Garcia. Each person appears to believe the other eight million citizens is trying to block his path. It is a city where folks don't really seem to have time for each other. It is a city where you start finish saying "H'lo." To many visitors, awed by the pace here, New Yi,«:k appears less a city than a huge traffic prolK blem— an intricate maze endlessly threaded by two-legged ants hopped up by pep pills, ants endlessly bumping into each other, ricocheting, and then bumbling on, growling. But let five or more inches ol snow fall, and all this magically changes, The daily scramble to gain an edge on the other fellow is forgotten. The subway stare — that self-protective look of indifference —disappears. The city becomes a common white battleground on which the community forges a fresh unity. Gallantry emerges. Men cheerfully break paths through the deepening snow, and, old ladies HV™» to tb/Mr teotstrjw. Thn b"« driver no longer shuts his door 1 in the face of a passenger. Ha even stops his bus in the middle of the block to pick up a red-faced, panting pilgrim of the drifts. ni-temper vanishes. Good nature reigris. An almost frolic atmosphere takes over. People share cabs who never shared cabs before. Strangers grin and speak to each other. Everybody suddenly has time to be'helpful. , . It might make the big city a better place to live in if it were hit with a real blizzard at least once a month throughout the year —just so it could show it's real human heart more often. FQftOGN INVESTING MADE EASIER EDITOR^ NOTE — Investing abroad is being made easier for Americans. In this, the last of a series of three articles, Sam Dawson, AP business news analyst, discusses how to do it and the restrictions on getting your money back quick. liy SAM DAWSON AP Business News Analyst NEW YORK (AP)—Want to put some money into foreign business ventures? American citizens have been sending lots of dollars outside the country to buy stocks of foreign companies, bonds of other governments, real estate on nearby or distant shores. Other lands have been making St increasingly easy for you to invest. And Uncle Sam puts no curbs in the way of such exporting of dollars. A dozen or so American stock brokerage firms have helped by opening branches abroad. The original idea was to solicit trading in U.S. stocks on our exchanges, but now they're handy for tradin? in foreign stocks for American investors. The New York Stock Exchange lists 23 common and three preferred foreign stocks of which 12 ore Canadian; and 75 bond issues of 35 foreign corporations, and a long list ol foreign government bonds. Other nations don't allow American brokers to trade directly on their exchanges. So they deal through the brokerage firms of the land in question. Floating a new Issue of common stock of a foreign corporation is hard here, brokers say, because Europeans aren't accustomed to publishing the financial details demanded by our Securities & Exchange Commission. This also holds down listings on U.S. exchanges, whose rules demand more Information than European companies normally give. Americans still run into currency exchange problems and also curb" •••'•' kn- ottier income, such as capital gains. In many lands stock buying must be done at the official rate of exchange rather than at the going rate which may be cheaper. Withdrawal ol fu- Is at any rate of exchange is still difficult In many lands, Robert C. Hall, Bache & Co. partner, points out. England, West Germany and Italy have removed most of these curbs. The French still have a few. American investment abroad, • especially by the better-heeled and more aware investors, has slowed In the last three months with the price weakness on European and Japanese exchanges. Hall gays that In the early day* of the two recent foreign stock buying booms—first lour years ago and again 18 months ago- most buying was by highly sophisticated American traders. Buyirg has steadily ol late come '»A~i the less sophisticated. William Garpinn American "6:30 O) News, Sports © Your ' Neighbor. the World — "Action in Asm . (B Popeyejaub ________ ' Nowiirccl 10 Doug Awards. j "8!MTO"New», "-Sport* . Q 45 Years with Fitz "trlck-'Trohibltior." g Whlrlyblrds News, Weather 8:15 O New.n, Wcnthcr fB John Daly, News 1:30 ft 0nir Raven—Julio London n* » night club singer blackmailed by. a Hollywood scandal magazine © The. Ragtime« Era ~ "June, Moon-and Spoon, how the era- changed the topics anfl. tho'vocabulary of songs 0) Rawhide—"Incident ol the Captive,". Mercedes McCambrldge, Albert Snl- mi; 'n 'cook's helper schemes to have his mother-kidnapped . (B Matty's Fumlay Funnies 7:0i © University Forum tB Harrigan and Son -^ "Junior Becomes Senior,' dad goes fishing when the firm takes 'a seemingly hopeless case 7:30 O Hallmark Hall of Fame —."Goldon Child," Patricia Noway, J.crome Mines, Brenda Lewis, Stephen . Douglass In '.'a' 90-m'lnuto telecast of an' original opera, With music by Philip Bexanson and -libretto by Paul Engle; about the Cold rush' days In California; COLOR ',•' © Invitation toArt-'The Gods/' conclusion of the series. Ql Route 66 — "Lance of Straw," Janice Rule; Tod and Buz help the female skipper of a shrimp boat; repeat (0 The Flintstones—"The Sweepstakes Ticket" 8:00 O Language and Linguistics —; "The Sounds of Language"• O 77 Sunset Strip — "The . Valley. Caper," Randolph impersonates an actor, to V» BD Virus - "The Stuff C4 rffo,"DrC., Arthur Knight , fb Johnny- ;MI*iI*l<t_ _ !HK> : fJ MIenBCl 8 J> » yn * — "Murder nndTK* Wanton Bride," 'Bhi»yi»«'« "»">• »nd phonn n«mt>«» fclra n|» nn-nn unidentified corpua O improvisation ~- "pnco in Painting - and Poetrv," Dr Harjey Par- kcr; a special l<*al presentation • , • . • • •' (0 Twilight Zone -r" ."A Most Unusual Camera,". Fred Clark, Jean Carson: crooks steal, a camera which photographs the future ,,_. IB .The Detectives ~- "Bte I^ison," Edward .fclnmft n police academy superintendent Is charged with assault _ ___ IPso -01 Eyewitness to History' IB Wrestling _ 10 ;W ' O "ilolMay: Playhouse -. "nvwlon by Three," Chuck Connor* M an curly, Texan hero .who lake*.. OB, tho ttMte Menlcitn Army fllmoiit Rlngle-handed O) News, .Weather _ 10:15 CD Late Show— "Cnptalnl of the 'Clouds, 1 ', Jamc* Cagney, Dennis" Morgan* n group of playboy pllow joins the RAF _ ioisiTO News,- Sporta , (B Pro Football .Highlights __ _ _ __ ---- - ' i i .10:45 O Best ot Paar — Betty Johnson, Kirk' Dougta*. Bev Billy Oraiam, CUM, Joey Bluhofr 11:30 IB Club' IS 12:00 O MMnlghtwlth M«Hettl 0| New* Final, 8ATOBDAT. Time, Channel.. Program 6:30 Q George Koeancr 7:00 0 Today on the-Fann-» Homer and Jcthro O Farm Journal _ 7:30 S Cartoon Classics CD Early Bird Theatre — "The.'Kan s an," Jan» Wyatt,' Albert Qekker_ 8:00-61 Today Is-.Saturday fQ Week- in Galveston.. 8:15 ffl CartO<ili;-Cfarnlvni 8:00 Q Shaft Lewis; CQLOB'.- JB'Capt 'Kangaroo. 9:1S (0 : Draw Try cind -By BENNETT CERP A MAN HOME from his first European vacation—Paris, Rome, and London in nine days—boasted to his'bar mates, "And plus everything else,! learned to speak French. Get a load of this:. Si, si, Signer!" "You stupid cluck," jeered a friend. ,_ 61, Si, SISNOR/ "That's not French, that's Italian." "What do you know," marveled the tourist. "You mean I can speak Italian too?" The first time Toots Slior ever played an 18 hole round of golf he made a 811 (with several conceded putts). On the eighteenth green he asked his companion, Jackie Gleason, '•Yfjisi, uvr s-s-j. tlWi-i " •hould crtve the caddie?" Oleaaon suggested, "Your clubs." * » • Chat Osborne defines an osteopath as "someone who rubs yea the right way," a diner as a "chew-chew car," and a lipstick a/ "something that gives a new tang to aa old pastime." O I960, by Bennett Ctrl'. Distributed b/ Klnt Feature* Syndicate DAILY CROSSWORD ACROSS 1. Counters 6, Anise or vanilla 11. Below (naut) 12. Disuse, as for repairs 13. Greek fabulist 15. Strong winds 16. Looked aakanco 18. Ancient Egyptian •weight (var.) J19. Gloomy iS2, Chief deity ! (Babyl.) ;25. Sundry : 28. Texas landmark ; SO. Banish i SL One who : foretells ! 33. Needle aperture iZi. Inserts S8. Belonging to him < 88. Grout* ; of teams 142, Suffered pain • 45. West Indian. trea 146. justice ;4aMoon. • goddess \49, Crazy ;CO. The Seven DOWN 1, Semitic deity 2. Toward the 22. Spoiled sheltered 23. High side prieat 3. State flower 24. Squan- (N.Y.) ders 4. Saber 26. Mr. 5. Buddha Khan 6. To haul 27. South- T.Luzon native ern 8. Richard Wagner character 9.3-shaped molding 10. Tauao 14, People general 29. Girl's nickname 32. Lamprey 35. Jib and spanker 17, Scotch rivet 38.Th«Nlle, 20. Prevented as a god SL Mr. 37. Sacred Harrison picture Ycittrdij'i 39. Adhoslva 40. Forearm bono •itNcsUlngr •ii.Qlamor 47. Cerium (sym.) W 29

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