The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on January 12, 1961 · Page 5
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 5

Baytown, Texas
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Thursday, January 12, 1961
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'. nursaay, January \L, FDR PLAYED MAJOR ROLE IN LBJ POLITICAL CLIMB WASHINGTON (AP) — When Vice President - elect Lyndon B. Johnson entered Congress nearly 21 years ago MS a member of the House he li;id the apparent blessings of tho then President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Maybe this was because Johnson, prior to his 1937 victory in ;\ special election for a vacant House seat, had endorsed FDR's controversial and unsuccessful effort to enlarge the membership of the Supreme Court. Roosevelt apparently didn't forget Johnson's action. Shortly after Johnson svas seated in the House, he was assigned to the old Naval Affairs commit- too — one of the predecessors of the present Armed Services committee. Not many freshman members of the House —• then as now — are assigned to a major committee. The word around Capitol Hill at the time was that Roosevelt had interceded in Johnson's behalf. Subsequently, it became- appar- I ent to reporters who cwered Johnson's office and met with him on I social occasions that he had an I in at the White House. Kvidence of that cropped up in tlie special senatorial election of 1941 when billboards throughout Texas carried huge pictures showing FDR with his ami around LBJ — but the count .showed W. Leo O'Daniel the winner. There was debate whether the Roosevelt backing for Johnson was overplayed. Johnson, who continued as a member of the House despite his loss to O'Daniel, began winning a reputation for his support of legislation of interest to Texans. He developed a state-wide following and the organization he built up paid off when he was elected to the Senate in 1948. The organizational ability of Johnson and his flare for finding young and talented aides came to the fore as soon as he entered Congress. Among the first he tapped was John Con.nally. now 43 and re- cently designated as the next Secretary of the Navy by President- elect Kennedy. After Johnson became Demo- j era tic floor leader he was forced to delegate more ad more of his his state chores to such aides as Walter Jenkins and Arthur Perry. (Connally meanwhile had started a law practice in Fort Worth). Johnson's legislative successes moy be one of the reasons that more than 25 parents have named a child after Lyndon Baines Johnson. Many pictures of namesakes line his office walls. One is of a girl named Lynda Leo whose father is Yee Leo of Houston. He went to China to pick his wife and before he could arrange her legal entrance into the United (States the daughter was born on Aug. IS, 1948. It was through Johnson's help and that of Rep. Albert Thomas of Houston, that a bill was enacted permitting the entry of the mother and daughter. Subsequently, a son born to the couple was named Lyndon Leo. Space Age Just 35 Years Old in March ly FRANK WATSON Centra* Press Staf{ Writer ALTHOUGH the ancient Chinese started it -untunes ago, it took America'! Dr. Robert Hutcninga Goddard to get the space ag« "off the ground." Doctor Goddard, a one-time physic* professor at Clark University, is knowr. as the "father of aiodern rockets" because lie launched the first liquid-fuel rocket on March 16, 1926. That small rocket blazed the way for the Sputniks, tha intercontinental ballistic missiles, the satellites and tha space age probes. His feliow scientists, along with the famed Smithsonian institution, added more honors to this rocket pioneer in 1960. In a double ceremony, the Smithsonian recently accepted an Air Force Atlas rocket and awarded its Samuel Pierpont Langley medal posthumously to Goddard for his work in rocketry, much of it under Smithsonian sponsorship. * • • LAST JULY Doctor Goddard'« fello-v scientist)' journeyed to a spot in Auburn. Mass., to erect a memorial on the spot from which he launched hia liquid-fuel rocket. The rocket stayed in the air l«w than thre» seconds and traveled about 184 feet His effort* went largely unheeded. In poir* of historical development, the ancient Chineae used rocket* as weapon* several cen- turle* B. C. These rockets were attached to arrows to give them greater range and firepower. Centuries later, the Chinese loaded their rocket* with gunpowder—the first rockets using Thl« Aflai rocktf wo» pr«i*nf*d to the Smithsonian Institution in • ««r*Riony In Washington. •olid fuel. Rocket were fired against the British by native troops in India in the late Eighteenth Century and were used by the Brit- ish In the Napoleonic wars. The British loosed rockets against American troops, opening the path for the sacking and burning of Washington. Later, at the Battle of Fort McHenry, the British rocket* launched from boats were Immortalized by Francis Scott Key as "the rockets' red glare" in the "Star Spangled Banner." Periodically, throughout History, rockets would be used in warfare, then abandoned for a time. Artillery, with its improved rifled gun barrels, became more effective than rockets. * * » NEAR THE END of World War I, Doctor Goddard undertook experimental work on powder rockets for the United States Army, but this project was droppe' 1 st the end of the war. Realizing that gunpowder wasn't the answer as a fuel for rockets, he turned to liquid fuels. As a leading Journal taid of his work, "His early anaiyie* of the problems of rocket propulsion were complete and remarkably accurate." Between 1918 and World War n, this physicist researched rockets as a mean* of exploring outer space. In 1942, the Navy called him to Washington to direct research on jet-propelled airplanes, "bazookas," and other application* of hlj tarlier work. Doctor Goddard, the "father of modern rocket*," died In Baltimore on Aug. 10, 1945, but his memory will continue to live in the skies every time a rocket leaves its launching pad. Try Sun Classified | University Of Texas Land Auctions Set IF YOU ARE THINKING OF YOUR HAIR SEE MONTIE'S BEAUTY SALON 3001 Garth Rd. JtT 2-2532 AUSTIN (AP) — The 43rd auction of leases on University of Texas Innds will bo held hero jM.-irch 28, L-ind Commissioner I Jerry Sadler has announced. Sadler said Monday he expects tliis will he the last auction of state university lands with one- eighth royalty reservation. State ! public school land leases have ihecn auctioned at one-sixth since 1195."). 1 The March offering will be 140 tracts, totaling 41,740 acres, in An- j drews, Martin, Upton, Reagan, i Crockett, Terrell, Pecos, Ward, i Loving, Culberson and \V i n k 1 e r ' counties. They are part of the 2-3 i million-acre domain reserved to ithe university and other state;supported colleges under the Tex- ! as Constitution. P.N. HIRSCH & CO. BIG MONEY SAVING January SHOE Clearance Women's Fashion Shoes Values to 14.98. Broken Sizes $488 $ O88 $C88 *7 ^HHMBftM^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^™^^^* Ladle's House Shoes Broken Sizes 4 to 10—11 Styles to Choose From. Vol. to 6.99 2 Children's House Shoes $488 Values to 3.99 1 LADE'S FLATS 2,88 VALUES to 6.99 BROKEN SIXES 2 Pa, S 5°° Broken S Val. To 8.1)9 1 Group . $ 4. Men's House Shoes BKOKKN SIZES f'Va TO 12 Reg. 4.99 Reg. 3.99 Children's SHOES Values to 7.9? Up To Size 3 3 88 P. N. HIRSCH & CO. — DEPARTMENT STORES Baytown, Texas 121 W.Texas PENNEY'S ALWAYS FIRST QUALITY! TOMORROW, 9 a.m.! get in on these top values! SUEDE LEATHER IN OUR LONG SPORT JACKETS! Penney's teams up superb leather, superb tailoring . . . gives you the latest styling! get wool knit on front panels and collar, full rayon lining, novelty buttons! Broken Siies. NOW ONLY! $ 20 ...MEN... 81/2 Ounce Proportioned Fit KHAKI PANTS HeiVi that exclusive Pennty fit in graduated form-fit sizes that leave you room to move where it really counts. And fabric. Sanforized^ vat-dyed twills in 8J/2 ounce. ...GIRLS'... NEW SPRING COTTON DRESSES These dresses are made to strict J. C. Penney specifications in fabrics and workmanship and feature generous sweeps and deep hems. 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