The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 18, 1960 · Page 4
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Page! ®f" V: » & P II n N brif we< ceh up' kee bea and evf r In is tioi THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS EDITORIAL PAGE , lUt 1TI n | •'•.-, V, ....... _•• _ ^^ • . ' fagS 4 Braadaffort and Brazoria County, Tesas, Sun., December 18* 1960 WEST VikGINiA^) "fa News UNCLi SAM DON'T PAY; YOU DO no* oittfriteni selves. izens HAKVEV say that we are to govern our- The Americ a n experi- e n c e demonstrates that we do a better job o f managing our affairs than big government does. Americ a n s are solvent; America is not. Individ u a 1 American cit- have provided for them- a Jat cushion to fall back Oft It things really get rough. There is a mattress of money Underlying the average American (future, a cushion, an economic Shock absorber. The accumulated savings of 180 Wfflion Americans now total a Wcord $307 billion. We have that ttuch salted nway tor a rainy day Bnd we are adding to our savings at an accelerated pace. Last July, August and Septem- Religion In The News: ber our cushion got fatter by J4.3 billion. In October, our deposits in savings associations jumped 59 per cent above a year ago. While Americans were thus, on an individual basis, providing for their own "welfare," the great "welfare state" was suddenly shocked awake to discover that our nation's gold reserves were depleted to the point of bankruptcy. Uncle Sam is a bad businessman. Individual Americans, despite increasing unemployment, managed to save money at a record pace. Uncle Sam, despite record taxes, let gold slip through his fingers to where he was suddenly insolvent! More debts than he 1 could cover. It is conspicuous in the way the books balance that the average American has managed his fiscal affairs better than Uncle Sam has managed his. Uncle Sam's reckless giveaway of American resources since 1945 has resulted in his writing checks that will bounce it all recipients try to cash them! If you and 1 intentionally overdrew a bank account—even if we were writing the checks to chart- ty—we could go to jail. But Uncle Sam, in our name, has promised a billion dollars which he can't deliver! Here is the rub: he is not going to pay for his mistakes. You are. If he, in desperation, devalues the dollar {so less gold will cover more debts), you and I will pay —because every dollar we earn and own will be worth less. Let's remember this lesson. Whenever you see Sam spending money for anything, remember he has a reputation as an Irresponsible spendthrift. He spends • money with the recklessness ol a pampered schoolboy, figuring he can always tax you for more. And before you allow him to spend any more of your money on anything for whatever reason, remember what a miserably poor money, manager he is. Just say-no when he asks for more. You are the only person in the world to whom he'll listen. WEK^DQNJY CHANfffit, •% XTBC-TV * OltANJrttt 1 f JC HOP-IT 11 YULE CARDS ILLUSTRATE TRENDS The World Today NO POLITICAL PA YOFFS THUS FAR By JULES LOH AP Newsfeatnres Writer NEW YORK (AP)--'Peace on earth," the message of the angels at Bethlehem, is more popular this year than ever before as a theme for Christmas cards. "I think it must have something to do with concern over world tensions," said Stephen Q. Shannon, executive director of the Greeting Card Association which studies such trends. "And if there's no let up In the cold war," he said, "it wouldn't surprise me if the trend assumtd major proportions." Already assuming major proportions is the popularity of cards with a religious motif. This year more than 750 million cards- about 30 per cent of the total- stress the religious significance of Christmas. The trend has been growing steadily the nast decade. Shannon observes there is added emphasis ihis year off the idea of continuing peace, rather than just a repetition of the familiar "On earth, peace to men of good will." Many cards, for example, have some variation of, "May the peace of Christmas remain with you forever." One says, "Peace on earth is here to stay if we live Christmas every day." The latter example is typical of the spirit but not the meter inside this year's religious cards. Unlike most of the nonreligious type, the Teligiotts messages generally avoid sing-songy couplets JAMES S. NABOBS .„. GLENH HEATH „ " JOHN F. GREEN GEORGE BEACOM Advertising Manager BOBERTA DANSBY Managing Editor LeROY BYHD Women's Editor ESTABLISHED 1912 -%—^._ PUBLISHER - ~ _ EDITOH BUSINESS MANAGER MORRIS FREEMAN Mechanical Supsrintendenl E. E. (Tex) HENDRIX Circulation Manager BEHNICE ELDER Office Manager to " •enlativei. Inc., P. O Box aw CA 8-2843. 3 ° 8 ' Texas; Houiton SUBSCRIPTION HATES 8 y 8 Eart dealer. Both sides vulnerable. NORTH 4865 *K87 4K10952 WB8* EAST * A » 47432 ' ¥AJ6 B .[ C K [ SODIH 4KQJ10 V10954 North 3 NT ¥Q3 +A3 Outbidding: Bast South West Paw INT Pass U4 , A Opening lead—nine of clubs. A hand reported by tha Brit to expert, Albert Benjamin, in Bragg Uaacalne, has some in tezetOag aspects. Jt was played In a team ot four match. At tha first table. South wade » good guess when ha played tns ten of cluba from dummy winning? East's king with the ace. Declarer led tha king of Wades which West took with uaaca. After winning the club return, South cashed three spades anotha A-Q of diamonds. West emowlng out Declarer then play, ed a diamond to the king and a olamond back. East, in with the Jylt, and with only the A-J-6 of hearts left, had to return a heart, permitting dummy's last ICKSJ <0 WO. Sing Feature! Syndicate, InoJ * resu ". South made ten »° r a acore ot 63 ° Points. At the second table, tha nlna of clubs was also opened against threa notrump. Tha unlucky de. clarer at this table, having llttla in preference for simple, meaningful phrases. "May the blessings of Christmas be with you today and always," says one. Other examples: "May the spirit of Christmas bring joy to you and yours." "May the beauty of Christmas be an inspiration to you throughout the year." Each year the association rates the relative popularity of 19 design classifications within the religious category, and once again madonnas are the most popular. Scenes of the virgin and child account for more than 18 per cent of this year's religious card designs, a shade more than last year. Next in popularity are manger scenes, 10.5 per cent All except one of this year's top 10 favorites were in last year's top 10 but not in the same order. The one exception is church windows, which dropped from ninth place last year to llth this ••year;' - "•'" Here are this year's 10 favorite religious designs in order of their popularity, with the way they ranked last year in parentheses: Madonnas, 1; manger scenes 5; cherubs 6; churches 4; holy family 3; wise men 2; shepherds 7; children 15; angels, 10; Christ child 8. The association put the remaining nine in this order: church windows," miscellaneous, choirs, illuminated script, Bibles and rosaries, church bells, classical art, religious text and star and cross. While many reproductions of classical art works are of the ever popular madonnas, they generally are higher priced, which may help explain their position close to the bottom of the list Greeting card companies have gone to great lengths this year to make their position close to the bottom of the list " r • •"*» r-irs c-js;-,i^;,r.i?K Save gone to great lengths this year to make their reproductions as dose to the originals as possible. One company imported its classics from Italy where they were reproduced in excellent color on delicate silk. Another put out a "fine arts collection" of 50 Renaissance masterpieces reproduced by a Swiss printing house using special paper and inks. End Adv. PMs Fri. Dec. 16. ' By JAMES IWARLOW Associated Press News Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect John F. Kennedy has gone about picking a Cabinet like a man determined to avoid a brawl before he has a chance to start his presidency. None of his four Cabinet appointees so far is a controversial figure. None therefore is likely to get much opposition or criticism from liberals or conservatives hi the new Congress next year-at least in the beginning. Kennedy filled the spot which could have caused the biggest rumpus with an adroit but non- spectacular figure; Dean Rusk head of the Rockefeller Foundation, as secretary of State. ,Rusk in the past held several government jobs—the highest as assistant secretary of State for Far Eastern affairs under President Truman—but handled himself unobtrusively. To the public he was generally unknown. He had to be adroit to be on that Far Eastern desk in 1930 and come through unscarred when Sen. Joseph McCarthy was belaboring the State Department for its handling of Far Eastern affairs particularly In China. Rusk is esteemed for brains by people who know him. Since he's a quiet operator, he and Kennedy Ho/ Boyle will have the advantage of starting out in foreign affairs with at least a period of peace and quiet He'll get his share of brickbats later, which is par for the course for secretaries of State. The story would have been different if Kennedy had given the No. 1 foreign policy job to Adlai E. Stevenson, who is a hero to some. The slot Kennedy picked for Stevenson - ambassador to the United Nations-can hardly cause a fire in.Cbngress or elsewhere. In the United Nations Stevenson will not be making American foreign policy. He'll just be expressing. Kennedy reportedly had considered several men for the job he anally gave Rusk: Stevenson Chester Bowles and Sen. William Fulbright, Arkansas Democrat among others. Apparently he did his greatest ^soulsearching in the case' of * Bowies. Monday, he gave?Bbwles the Slate Department's No. 2 job as undersecretary, wliich puts him at Rusk's right hand. Bowles, a liberal, a Connecticut congressman and former governor, had a fine record as ambassador to India under Truman and as administrator of the Office of Price Administration during the war. He was Kennedy's foreign policy advisor during the presidential campaign. But his part in shaping the liberal Democratic platform far from endeared him to some of the conservative members of his party. There might have been some sharpshooting at him right from the start if Kennedy had named him secretary instead of the non- controversial Rusk. As undersecretary Bowles will be in a position to move up if Rusk ever leaves. None of Kennedy's other three Cabinet appointees has been in any broad public dispute and lias no backlog of ill will to carry into his new job with him. Those three are Connecticut Gov. Abraham A. Ribicoff as secretary of Health, Education and Welfare; Stewart L. Udall, Democratic congressman from Arizona as secretary of the Interior; and North Carolina Gov. Lather H. Hodges as secretary of Commerce. All three of them, like Bowles were active Kennedy supporters during the campaign. Sea Sss- nedy can't be accused ot his key men to pay off debts. Kennedy said Monday b» a never met Rusk untfl last And David Elliott Bell, a Hi. -^ economist whom- Kennedy n?— ^* budget director, didn't take an a> "ve part in the campaign 233 hardly knew the president-eke!. BIGGSST THRILL IS COMBAT SHOW S ° unth . t °?t «ie aca and cash. *5 a A " Q of d| amonds, West showing out. With things going from bad to worse, declarer hopefully led the ten of shades! West, unwilling to look Veirt horse in the mouth, grabbed too ace and I ran his cfibf -jraj ta£ " North East ¥AJ6 South 4K ¥1095 West led tha last club an* outh could take no more trick"? Dummy discarded a heart, East diamond, and declarer a heart M e A U u en of hearts le ad ProT Ided the coup da grace, S ? h ? B .u 0utconl9 was ^at ortn-South made ten. tricks at ne table, while at the other We, with the same opening East-West wade ten YouVe Telling Me! By WILLIAM kirr Central A GIANT telescope, 480 feet* long, will be built atop an. Arizona peak just for the purpose of closer study of the sun. Mtlt, the sterling: printer, says it'a about time we paid more attention to our own star and stop peeking- at the neighbors. billions of miles away. I I I Tha viewing end of the sun 'scope will oa buried vnder. ground. Ta give astronomers o worm's-eyo view of Old Bolf I I ! "Mikoyon Blames BrMdi foi Summit Collqpsa" - newipaprt h«adlin». Thlt IS newiMor onc», a tap Red fall.d to Warn, tht U. S. for twntthlno. « ! 1 In California, according' to a Factograpb, item, there's a •^jwn known, as the West Fork; ,of the South Fork of the North, *-ork of the saa Joaquln river. ^uggesta Zadok DuMkopf- jt (probably flowa east. NEW YORK (AP) _ Nothing makes some men more cynical than success. It hasn't worked out that way with Bob Hope. After three decades of stardom, he still has the boyish enthusiasm for performing-and livin?f-you find only in IBC fcCiit 6i cue 1C ai j, ibi5 _ He has found some kind of secret springboard of the spirit that keeps him young. But if you compliment the ageless comedian on his youthful effervescence, he grins wryly and says: "I don't know whether I ought to take a bow-or give my taxidermist credit "When I see some of my old movies on television now, I feel like I have a son I've never" met." Doctors told Bob some time ago he should slow down. He gays he Business Mirror has-but it is hard to tell where. He still carries on a. busy TV schedule. He has just finished another film, "The Facts of Life " costarring Lucille Ball. And he still shuttles across the continent to give benefit shows. , Hope alro he«de a. pmnnn) uusluKss einpjtc which 'includes investments in a baseball team, a dairy farm, a summer camp a movie company, two meat packing firms, and oil propertiesT I like to feel good, and I feel better when I'm doing some- tniD, Over the years Bob has starred in every branch of show business- vaudeville, stage, movies, radio and television. But he believes luck plays a big role in every performer's success. .. <<And find "ie the right script is the biggest part ot that luck," he said. "I could have gone to Hal- lj the wrong script, ard still be back in vaudeville " Asked what had brought him the greatest pleasure in his career Bob said it had been hii missions to combat areaj to entertain the troops. ..»-«. **.~.n tuu s»a^£bi ihriii ot my hfe-to be allowed backstage in the wars," he said soberly. Melancholy has become a kind of fashionable badge with mam. comedians. But Bob doesn't like to complain in public about his' private woes. "I very seldom feel blue " he said. "It's not my nature. Here is'Hope's hopeful online, ophy: " ^~ "Every morning when you wake up and nothing hurts _ you've won a big bet. "you don't realize the meaning of life until your bones start creaking a bit" " SAfUHDAY EVENING 4:HO (2) Strike 5:00 (13) All Slnr Golf 6:30 (2) Salurdny Prom 6:00 (21 Blue Angols (13) Expedition 6:30 (2) Bonanza (11) Perry iV.isnn (13) R.flrinj; 20's 7:30 (21 fall Man (11) Checkmate (13) Leave It To Bcsvcr 8:00 (2) The Deputy (13) Lawrence Wclk's Dancing Party 8:30 (2) Nation's Future (11) Have Gun Will Travel 9:00 (2) Special Assignment (11) Gunsmokc (13) Fight of Ilio Week 9:30 (2) Dangerous Robin (11) Coronado 9 9:45 (13) Morris Frank Show 10:00 (2) Jackpot Cowling (11) Academy Award Theatre: "The Crusades" —U>r- etla Young, Henry \Vilco.\on. Cecil B. De Milles lavish epic about the Third Crusade. (13) Law and Mr. Jones 10:30 (2) MOM Theatre: "Edward My Son" — starring Spencer Tracy, Deborah Kcrr, Ian Hunter. Obsessed with the desire to give his only son . :'• K 11:55 (11) ffiut/Rpasoner Ne« 12;00 (2) IMi tt the Ute (11) Press Conference (!•>/ Eflriy BllxI TliAifr-*t Ohcme, V-*-^ "-' - - ^ "Csptain (13) i 12:30 (2) Builder'* Showcase" (11) Houston Special (13) Gulf C<«« Jambort* 1:00 (2) N*tt*al Leagno PreT Football (13) Houg(on Hom 3;45 (2) Jegs ,,.„ (2) To Morocco" — Boh Hope Bing Crosby, Dorothy u! mour. Blng and Bob art shipwrecked and make their way to Morocco. (13) Walt Otency Present! •1:30 (2) Chet Huntley 5:00 (2) Meet the Press (13) Championsnlp Bridge 5:30 (2) People Are Funny (11) Twentieth Century (13) T.B.A. SUNDAY EVEHIHO 6:00 (2) Shirley Temple (13) Telenewt Weekly 6:15 (13) Houiton Headlines 6:30 (11) Dennis the Menace (13) Maverick the best of everything, a ,„•-.•», man destroys his whole 7:0 ° (2) National Velvet world. _ (11) Ed Sullivan Show (13) Sheriff of Cochise 11:00 (11) Triple Crown Thcarle: 7:30 (2) Tab Hunter \*j.t iiii'iu LIIMWI iiiumtir. (13) Lawman "The Lady Killers" — Alec 8:00(2) Chevy Show Guiness, Peter Sellers. (U) G£ Theatre 12:00 (11) Midnlgnt Zone 12:45 '2) Sign Oft 1:15 (U) News Final 1:20 (11) National Athem SUNDAY MORNING 6:55 (2) Morning Devotional 7:00 (2) This is the Answer 7:30 (2) The Christophers 8:00 (2) The Eternal Light 8:10 (11) Sunday Hymn 8:15 (11) The Living Word 8:25 .13) Sign on, Anthem, Prayer 8:30 (2) Christian Science (11) Sunday School of Air (13) Ihe Pulpit 8:45 (2) World 01 Adventure 9:00 (U) Lamp Unto My Feet 9:30 (2) Jim Ross Showtime (11) Look Up And Live 10:00 (U) Your Area Churches 10:30 (11) Camera Three (13) Rocky and His Friends 11:00 (2) s«ith Main Baptist church (U) CBS-TV Workshop ^ oj <13) First Methodist Church 12:45 (13) The Rebel 8:30 (11) Jack Benny Show (13) The Islanders 9:00 (2) Loretta Young ' (11) Candid Camera 9:30 (2) This is Your Life (U) What's My Line (13) Music For a Winter Night 10:00 (2) Sunday Evening Final (U) Sunday News Special (13) Triple Crown Theatre: ''Our Town" _ William Holden, Martha Scott, Thomas Mitchell 10:05 (2) Play of the Week: 10:15 (U) Houston Special 10:30 (U) To Tell toe Truth 11:00 (U) Award Theatre: "Four Men And A Player"—Loretta Young, Richard Greene, George Sanders, David Niven, Four sons swear io avenage their father's dishonor. 12:30 (U) News Final 12:35 (U) Evening Hymn Try and Stop Me -By BENNETT CERF Has fennd a first edition of a children's die- iumary that defined "skirts" as "outer reaches" and m << ' 0 subsequent printings, the editors deemed itexpedi- «si to substitute a sen- *s=ce with less racyover- tccex Mr. Rice also found an <M English dictionary wfeese editors must have tad a lease of humor. As 83 fficstrative sentence Jair? the word "damn " they chared, "Damn this •iietzcsary." to a recital by CHANGES IN GOLD LAWS ARGUED By SAM DAWSON AP Business News Analyst NEW YORK (AP) _ Gold and the United States' law about it seem sure to be high up on the topics for debate when the new administration takes over in about live weeks. The question: Should we keep a gold backing for our dollars- even when you can't get gold for your dollars? Changes in the present law are being urged every week or so Some want it eased considerably, so that a gold reserve would no longer be required as- legal backing for ou> currency Others want the law tightened so that foreigners-or Americans operating from abroad - couldn't drain gold out of the Treasury's stock as easily as now. And a hard core of gold-standard men want the law junked altogether and would have us go back to the days when every dollar was backed by gold, and freely exchangeable. Gold alwaya has been one of the most controversial subjects in American politics. It could be- come so once again. The,law passed in 1934 as a depression measure set the price ol gold at »35 an ounce, devaluing toe dollar in the process, and made it illegal for American citi- ens to buy or own it save as jewelry, household articles, antique coins, or for industrial purposes. « allows other nations and their ^. tral kanta to turn in any spare dollars they may have-and they have a lot right now-for gold at the rate of J35 an ounce. The most recent attack on the law has come on the rule that a gold reserve must be held equal to 25 per cent of the bank notes and deposits that are counted as American currency. This reserve is about B2 billion of the current total gold holdings of about J18 billion. This leaves free about J8 billion to meet foreign obligations, and these now total close to J20 bilion. J[ (a ,h toreigner8 ded <ted at once that they wanted gold instead of dollars or U.S. securities, the Treasury would have to suspend gold payments. Such a run is held most improbable. A leading American banker and the head of the International Moo. etary Fund have urged doing away with this gold reserve rule as outdated and as a drag on U.S. international financial dealings, Henry C. Alexander, chairman of Morgan Guaranty Trust of New York, holds that since U.S. till, zens can't turn In their paptr money for gold, the reserve l« of questionable value to them, cv«n psychologically, and that ull our gold should be held merely for u,» settlement of international trunn. actions. He argues that nounJ money isn't based on gold <«. serves but on prudent manage, mcnt of federal finances and on efficient production of American industry and trade. Opponents of any tinkering with the 25 per cent legal gold rc-swva argue that U would undcrmln« world confidence in tho dolUr would only encourage inflationary financial policies in Washington and might make American* Sham! selves wonder about the value til their paper money. 6 2H£ «-S3? 6.1ubrtc*t« Bound UJCrror* <•»« . IT.TeUorU&zi (tym.) M-CUytwln iO. Soft drink iagnxttuit 41. Piecea out player WUHawa

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