The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on January 9, 1954 · Page 4
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F PAGE 4-^ THE BAYTOWN SUN. SATURDAY. JANUARY 9, 1?S4 Editorials ... Nation's Newspapers Praise Ike's State Of Union Message Editorial comment on President Eisenhower's State of the Union message to Congress: NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE — "The message charts for Congress many months of hard work, undoubtedly controversy and, we believe, solid achievement . . . the President's program is keyed to the mood and to the necessities of the time . . ." NEW YORK TIMES — "Legislation has its limits just as government as a whole has limits.- Congress cannot by law bring in the millennium. It may. however, help to direct our energies in constructive ways. The President has given it, at the end of his first year, a degree of leadership by which it may profit." NEW YORK DAILY NEWS — "The Eisenhower farm program proposals would "do far more for farmers and consumers alike than any previous administration ever did." WASHINGTON TIMES-HERALD — "Only when the President talked like an unreconstructed Republican was the applause for his message . . . anything, more than perfunctory." ATLANTA CONSTITUTION — "A fine, decent speech . . . honest as the man who made it. It seempd, with reason, there were more Democrats "applauding than Republicans. In many instances the proposals outdid the New Deal . . .all this was sensible and good. Still, winced." the old guard must have PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER — "It is clear that Mr. Eisenhower was seeking support in both political parties for his program, as well as the! backing pf the American people. But it is also clear that, because of the narrow division in Congress, the imminence of an election arid the nature of some of the proposals, there will be violent controversy before the fate of his program is decided.", • . : DALLAS -MORNING NEWS — "An omnibus blast with a big bang. It carried more buckshot than any other presidential message of recent years . . .and, after the smoke has cleared away, we see the President's position . . . a little more clearly than ever before. He stands somewhat to SUN SLANTS By Fred Hartman INTRODUCING TALENTED PINCH-HITTER FOR MANY TEARS Mrs. B. E. Sutphin has held a strong claim to the honor'of being an All-America cake~baker, and now after reading the following literary effort, you will probably agree (with Sam Braralett) that she's also an All-America mother- in-law. So we now step-aside for Mrs. Sutphin: Well. Christmas has come and gone. We are •tarting into the new year 1954. Some children are iJready counting the days until next Christmas. ' I happen to have a few days I can call my own. The thing that prompts me to write this w the little church Christmas scene at 3228 Indiana (it happens to be on the lawn of the home of my son-in-law, daughter and granddaughter). Editor's Note—That's'Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bramlett *nd daughter, Shsrry. . , The scene seems, to have brought so much happiness reverence and cheer to so many, young and old, alike, I would. just like 'to pass along some notes about some instances that occurred. •• This is the third, year the. little church has been on the Bramlett lawn: The first year it .was'the 1 church, iU congregation, pastor, choir and a few other things. Christmas caroli were played from t recording machine, and the music could be heard by .those who passed by. , . The second year they had all of this with much more added to make the .scene more beautiful. A. miniature home like the Bramlett's was built by Sam and Mary and placed on the lawn by the church. Miniature street lighU were added. Many people came and expressed how much Christmas spirit it gave them and their children. They began asking in the fall if the Bramletts in- . tended to' re-erect the csene. It would have been a *hame-had they decided not to do so. So '' the -third year, people came from far and near to see the again. On* woman told Sam »he had 'driven 65 miles each way each night for a week to see the scene, and each night she brought a different group with her. This year, too, still more attractive display* were added. MORE OF THE SAME LAST YEAR AN elderly couple came by every night to see it The wife said her husband laid one nijht LOOKING AT LIFE A RECENT SURVEY among book publiiner* «»- ' tablished the fact that the best sellers of 1953 wer* books on religion and booki on lex. 7,<est renders draw a wrong conclusion from this apparent, contradiction, let me that the Showman'* Trade rex-lew published an announcement that the best box-office attractions of the ysar in the movies were Marilyn Monroe and popcorn. The mere fact that «ex wai a« favorite a reading •abject as religion doei not detract one whit from . the rising interest in religion, nor does it prove that man is deteriorating because there a a great interest in matters of lex. Nor does the fact that Marilyn Monroe had to vie with popcorn a*, a box office attraction take anything awsy from her prowess as an actress, People tan eat popcorn WHILE watching Miss Monroe. People can show an interest in sex and itill be deeply religious. HUMAN NATURE, being what it is, is composed of *. little good and a little bad in all of us, or perhaps I should say a whole lot of .good and a little bad— or a whole lot of bad and :«.little'food, whichever you prefer. Nobody is either, a complete angel or a complete devil. • , ' ; -;• ' •••'.. ;.. I know—and you know—people who apparently have ice in their veins. Nothing *eem» to touch them. They turn down all charity appeals. They refuse to take part in all civic activities. To all appearances they are self-centered Scrooges. . Yet, without anyone knowing anything about it, as they were driving by: "Let us just stop and have prayer. It is so quiet and peaceful." And they did. As our family was passing by this little church, the most beautiful of all Christmas carols—Silent Niarht—-was being- played. "Shall we stop here for church or go on over to St. Mark's?" I thought. This year a little boy about five years old came along and was investigating the whole thing. He was trying to find out what made the street lights operate so realistically, where the music was coming from, etc. He was just as curious as you would expect a five-year-old to be. He didn't realize^that his interest and curiosity were being watched from the inside. After he had found out all he wanted to know, he walked over in front of the little church and reverently bowed his head and closed his eyes as if in prayer. And no doubt he was. So next year no doubt the little church scene will again be. on the lawn ot the Bramlett home,, wherever they may live. And what will be added remains to be seen. You can be sure it will be something that requires plenty of planning and work. It surely is done by burning the midnight oil after ^This seems to be their way of spreading Christmas cheer to all of their friends. I always tell them it would be a shame not to repeat something that brings so much happiness and Christmas spirit to so many. „ ., So next Christmas, if you don't have the Christmas spirit just drive out to the Bramlett home and see the little church scene and lister, to the Christmas carols. • You may do as the elderly couple and the little boy of five did if you care to. You can'reverently bow your head, close your eyes and say a prayer for those lew fortunate than yourselves. GRATEFUL GRATHUDE NOW IP THE above wasn't a good column, where would you go to get one? We are grateful to Mrs. Sutphin. We have seen the Bramlett. scene in the past, but we didn't get out that way this year. We take this as a reminder and even though Christmas is »till a long way off, we know we'll remember to drop by their horn* during the Chriitmaa season of 1954. ., "' ' . By Erich Brandeis they make anonymous contributions to all sorts of good causes and to many unfortunate people. It Kerns almost as if'they are ashamed of what Is good in them. They consider compassion a weakness and hide it under coat of armor. They remind me of a rich woman I knew in San Francisco many years back. She was quite up in California society and put on a glittering front. But she was one of those well-known mixtures of culture and vulgarity. | So she took San Francisco's most conservative newspaper as well as its most sensational tabloid. But she had the newsboy deliver the conservative paper at the front door, while the tabloid had to be deposited at the service entrance. I RECENTLY READ a book by Dr. Alexis Carrel, Nobel Prize winner. It is called "Reflections on Life," and in it he speak!! of the "whole man" as opposed to the two separate men in each of us, the intellectualman and the spiritual one. He says that there is a groat uncertainty in many people's minds as to just what is good and what is evil. Man's conduct, he says, is derived from the triple law ,of life — character, self-discipline and liberty. - ' • ' He even suggests that there should be two classes of teachers, those who give their pupils the ordinary course* of education, and otheri to teach them the spiritual values of life. A WELL BALANCED person can read books both on religion and on sex—just as a well balanced person can well eat popconi while looking at Marilyn Monroe on the screen. the right of center — a position that will please neither the leftwingers nor tha old igiiard Republicans. His remarks on the national economy and the budget will bring the accusation that he has, retreated from some of his campaign promises. But a careful examination of the campaign speeches will justify only a modicum of censure... the agricultural portion can be called the ; most evasive part of his message—we must accept the address as a comprehensive, definite, sincere statement from a man who is confronted with an immensely difficult situation." Washington Merry-Go-Round-Ike's Mystery Conversation With Envoy Was About Golf STRAIN ON THE 19&1 1'OUTICAL RESOLUTIONS Little Girls Father-Daughter Banquets Hard To Handle DATELINE: HOLLYWOOD By Aline Mosby TERRY MOORE'S white fur bathing suit and Marlene Dietrich's bare bosom dress made cheesecake milestones, but glamour girl Yvonne De Carlo Masted them as "unnecessary." Yvonne won her stardom in filmy pantalooni and c few beads as queen of the sex-and-sand epici at Success Secrets ~ ~~ " By Elmer Wh«i!tr PEGGY KIRKLAND. a speech expert, recently told me some "success secrets" in getting people to ao things thc.v don't especially want to do. . Until recently, she was speech instructor of & large public high school. Her students were In the 14-17 age group, and she found out quite early in the year that they had minds of their own. "They were not discourteous in any way," said Peggy, "But I got the feeling that they were not. tC'ing to master the subject matter just because their teacher told them to." So Peggy set about using sbme techniques which n.-e had discussed previously and which I had seen work in many instances. She decided to abandon the "old school marm method of ruling with an iron hand and to concentrate instead on personalized incentives. She began to place emphasis on the word "you." «he knew that this is one word in the English lan- fauze which everyone loves to hear. She began to think in the interest of the individual student. She made plans for each'one of the students and was determined that at the year's end, each would "'have a "gain" and not a "loss" as a result of the Instruction. • „ , •'•She used power-packed phrases like: I am proud •f-you" and "if you please," She was careful to say "thvnk you" and she almost wore out the question: * do you think?" She made the students feel luce a former student, had this to say . "She didn't have to give us ; aU that oi.'ttmiaed and corusideratpattention. But as a re- •ult, sht'en joyed the year .'more than most tcachen »nd IIS'undents learned more than most students do." Universal-International Studio in the '40's. But in recent years as a free-lancer she has been elevated to higher drama. Tasked the sultry Yvonne, a past master on the art of cheesecake, if she would wear a transparent jf.ow.1 like the one that launched a thousand press clippings from the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas. "No,! 1 she,said firmly. "I don't need to. I have talent! "Not that Marlene doesn't have talent," she added. "She docs. She's a great entertainer. That's why I don't understand why she wore that dress. "And Terry Moore? Well, anyone who uses religion or soldiers for publicity!" Yvonne insisted her own come-to-the-Casbah films were proper. "The censors watched me very closely. No close- ups if there was any cleavage," she said. "Maureen O'Hara played ladles. She could get by with a lot more." ,'.'••'. • The sloe-eyed Yvonne always has been sensitive about what's printed about her. Once she rebelled when her ex-studio issued word she was underwear- Jess/Recently she sizzled to r^ad she has been ordered by NBC to wear a girdle when she appeared on playwright Robert Sherwood's first TV p!ny. '. "Nobody told me to wear a girdle," she said. "But afterwards some-one did say I should have worn a brassiere. But I had!" Yvonne prefers to make her news as Hollywood's only truly international actress. To escape harem type casting, she makes comedies in England, played a lady executive in Sherwood's play, sang in the Hollywood Bow), and now is studying French so she can star next month in a French-language film in Paris. "1 may have to go to Germany so I can do musi- ral comedy," she said. •'I have an offer to appear in a German-language , film there. But I don't know one word- of the lan- guuge!" You're Telling Me By HARMAN W- NICHOLS WASHINGTON, Jan. 9-UP-It looks as if every member of the National Press Club owns at least one daughter. Anyhow, Friday night is the time .for the club's annual father-daughter banquet. And Jim Montfprd, manager of the club, has despaired of finding room in the club's big auditorium for all the daughters who are determined to bring their fathers to the party. "Little girls are hard to handle." says Jim with the weary air, of a man who knows. "Thev got pretty dresses for Christmas and a lot of them read the announcements in the papers. They want to come and see Ed Sullivan. They put the heat on the old man. We don't have so much trouble with the father and son banquets. Boys aren't so fussy." When the announcement first went out, it said to call Metropolitan 8-0351, for reservations. The line was busy for hours. A lot of fathers, pushed • bv pretty little girls with new dresses they wanted to show o£f, jumped into cabs and came down to make their reservations in person. Vice President Dick Nixon is fetching along his two little, girls, and that fact hasn't hurt the demand for reservations any- In fact, th» demand far exceeded the supply of tickets for the party. So some dads and daughters had to be disappointed. Among the lucky ones are H.W.N., and daughter Beverly, who, will be aboard to listen to what Ed Sullivan and Co. have to offer. And for Beverly maybe to shake the hand of the vice President. I'll never forget th e first father and daughter banquet Bev and 1 went to. She wasn't too old then— around eight or nine. I would say. During dinner she excused herself. All of a sudden, I saw her up there on the platform. She was asking President Harry S. Truman and Margaret for autographs. She got 'em. After the ice crearn somebody got up and announced that the President and his daughter were about to lcav R and would every- body glue to the chairs and wait with respect until the first family left. • Everybody glued. On the way out, they spied a piano—as if the act wasn-'t planned. And he and Margaret sat down and did a good four-handed job on the "Jenny Lind Polka." . Beverly gave me a good first paragraph for my story for the next day. "Daddy," said she, "where else in the world could this happen?" Can the Nixons sing or play the •piano? We'll find out Friday night. Grab Bag Of Easy Knowledge The Answer, Quick! 1. By what principle of science docs a blotter draw up ink? 2. In what scries of tales docs the Wife of Bath appear? 3. What is the capital of Switzerland? .;, 4. What Roman goddess is often doscribeo" as "ox-eyed"? 5, In what sport is the term Grneco-Roman used? It's Been Said Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.—I Thessalonians let. remember. We have to give before we can Today's, Bible Verse AND, FR0JJf\j Asus Christ, who is thf faithful witri4, T - an d th« fir»t begotten 1 of th* dwd, Ana^g prince of thft king* of th« •arth. Unfc him that loved us, and wasted us frftn our sins in hit own Hood. Rwlttr*, 1.5 By William Ritl The Red newspaper Pravda complains Tnrzan movie exploitation semes chickens and pigs. Probably frightens the wits out of the old Mos-cow, too? Elderly people, saya * winter sports instructor, can learn to ski. Grandpappy Jenkins says as far ft. he is concerned it's a nine compliment but that's •«;;, • ' ... . • '. : •.''•. An answer to Shakespeare's "What 1 * in a name?" —the No. 2 checker player of, the U. S. is a fellow named Hopper, It'* «stimit*d everybody has 139 quadrillion ancestors. But just try to find a single rich one in the lot! ' ' Looking Backward From The Sun Files FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY'S HEADLINES: Collapse of Storm Sewer Threatens Section Of Bay town; Five British Planes Shot Down. A 20-inch storm sewer collapsed at the intersection of New Jersey and West Main, endangering the whole west end of Baytown. Gordon L- Famed, plants manager of the Humble Oil and,Refining Co., announced that the old 8 a. m. to 4 p. m., 4 to 12, and midnight to 8 a. m. shifts would be re-established as the working schedule for all refinery workers, 10 YEARS AGO A HARD FREEZE \vns predicted for th<> Baytown area. Mrs. HThrrt Hoover- wife of thp former president, fliod of & heart attack. %/ I/ -A . ,0 JT Q{/ |\/|OVT ' Do you know that poll taxes »rft slowuly passing out of use in the United States? Only five stfttrs retain this system—Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Texo* !»'"' Virginia, Your T-ntifrunge THROMBUS — (THROM-busI —noun; a coagulation o£ blood elements or a growth of cells, as tumor eels, formed in the heart, a blood 1 vessel or a lymphatic during life. Origin: New Latin from Gr ec k—Thrombos, lump, clot. It Happened Today 1788—Connecticut ratified the United States Constitution. 1859— Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, suffrage worker, born. 1936—John Gilbert died, stage and 1 screen star. 1945—Gen. Douglas MacArthur landed force in Lingayen gulf, Luzon, the Philippines, winning 15-mile beachhead in World War II. On Sunday. Jan. 10: 1737— Ethan Allen, Revolutionary hero, born; leader of Green Mountain Boys. 1920—League of Nations came into existence under the Versailles Treaty. 1946—General Assembly of United Nations met for first time in London. England. Folks of Fame—Guess The Nnm« . ... 1—This Republican congressman vvas horn near Mindcn, Nebr,, Mar. 15, 1905, attended Nebraska Sterling. A Central Press Feature Wesley an and the University of Nebraska. He was elected to the 76th, and all succeeding congresses, including the 83rd. He is chairman of the v Honsc ways and 1 means committee, which has been studying the Social Security system. What is his name? 2—Yes, ne is an actor, anfl IIP was born in Newcastle, Pa., Nov. 13, 1917. He was a fountain pen salesman, day laborer, .clerk, industrial branch credit manager antf clothing salesman before he took up his acting career. Also for three years he was a United States Army corps' pilot instructor in World War n. 1 Among his pictures are Blondie Meets the Boss. Only .Angels Have Wings, Manhattan Heartbeat, Dr. Kil-' dare's Victory, Johnny Eager. Somewhere I'll Find You, Secret Heart, Roughshod 1 , Bunco Squad. Show Boat, and others. He's beins seen on television now as a ghost in Topper. Who is the young man? (Name at bottom of column). Your Future The stars in their courses pre-, diet financial success for you, but curb impetuosity in all your affairs. Many fine characteristics may be noted in todav's child, and 1 success seems assured. For Sunday, Jan. 10: This anniversary is bright, so forsre ahead" with all your projects. M*ny fine traits and accomplishments may be looked for in the child born today. Happy Birthday English comecTionne Oracle Fields has a birthday today, and so do Anita Louise, film actress: Harvey Gates, screen writer, ana" George Balanchine, dance director. On Sunday. Jan. 10, greetings ar« due Robinson .Teffers. author; Ray BolRor and.. Paul Hf>irri<T, aotors; John VV. (Zigsty) Senrs, umpire; Cliff .• Chambers, hnsrhflll player, and pro football players Chubby ^ Grigg and Ray (Sugar) Evans. Hnw'cl Von Mnkp Out? 1. Capillary action. 2. Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. 3. Berne. 4. Juno. 5. Wrestling, .1—Rep. CarlT. Curtis. 2—Robert By DREW PEARSON WASHINGTON—At a recent White House dinner for the diplomatic corps, ambassadors were curious over an animated conversation between President Eisenhower and Bolivan Ambassador Victor. Andrade. The President huddled with Andrade longer .than with any other diplomat. Ambassador Andrade rspresents a country with plenty of problems, though many of them have been ironed out, thanks to his own astute diplomacy. However, Bolivia is still wooed by! Dictator' Peron and troubled by some Communist agitators; so there was a lot of speculation: among envoys as to what the two men talked about— especially when Andrade remained mysteriously mum. However, the subject of their conversation was—golf. The Bolivian- ambassador, who plays in. about the same 80-to-90 scoring range as the President, but plays at the Chevy Chase club, not Burning Tree, was asked whether he had ever played with Gen. Frank Allen, former commander of the 3rd Armored Division and European public-relations chief for Ike during the war—a member of Chevy Chase. Then the President quizzed Andrade about golf in the upper altitudes of La Paz, capital of Bolivia. One golf course in La Paz is about 14,000 feet above sea level. And in that rarefied atmosphere, ' the ambassador explained, the ball goes much farther. He said he had sometimes driven 400 yards on a shot which would have been around 250 yards in the U'S.A. • And that was what had other diplomats buzzing at the' White House dinner. TROOPS OUT'OF KOREA—The order to withdraw 21,000 U.. S. troops -from Korea caused some backstage bitterness in the Pentagon, but is one of the most important policy steps the United States . has ever taken in regard to future war. • It completely reverses the old State Department-Pentagon policy against using the atom bomb. It also marks the beginning of American reliance on atom bombs instead of land armies. Hitherto, Secretary of State Achcson was dead opposed to using the A-bomb in Korea or in neighboring China. So was Gen. Omar Bradley and 1 the Joint Chiefs of Staff. So also were our western allies. And when President Truman once let drop in a press conference the idea that he was even considering the use of the A-bomb in Korea, Clement Attlee, prime minister of England, came rushing across the Atlantic to stop him. ToJay, however, it is Secretary of State Dulles and the civilian chiefs of the Defense Department who have reversed this policy, U. S. military leaders are decidedly doubtful. Adm. Arthur Radford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has held a private debate with Secretary Dulles, arguing that if it becomes necessary to stop aggresion we should try to confine ourselves to little, limited 1 wars. We should not let war spread. This is a reversal of position for Admiral Radford. Now in the No. 1 military spot of the nation. Admiral Radford of late has been arguing for "conventional weapons'' and" for outlawing the atom bomb. SKEPTICAL RIDGWAY — Gen. Matt Ridgway, Army chief of iff, and brilliant ex-commander .1 Korea, has been equally skeptical of the new policy. Privately he branded the withdrawal of two divisions from Korea as "politics." (The troops won't come home un^ til next September or October.) And he is highly doubtful aboxit substituting atomic warfare. for ground troops. What the military men privately ask is; "What are we going to do with baby atomic bombs if the enemy comes back with much larger atomic bombs? We, now know that Moscow even has-the hydrogen bomb. Oiiee we' start using baby atom bombs, : hbw are we going to keep the enemy from using hydrogen bombs?" . This has always been ..pretty much the position- of : the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It was only General MacArthur and the China bloc who wanted to use atomic weapons in -the .Far Eastern theater. However, Secretary of State Dulles, with Undersecretary of Defense Kyes, and 1 to a lesser extent, Secretary of. Defense Wilson, believe we should now concentrate on atomic strength and fast-striking forces. Their idea .is to hit the source of aggression—which in the case of Korea would be China. REVOLUTIONARY CHANGE— Thus, though not announced in so many words, the Korean ; troop ' withdrawal is the most radical change of American military and foreign strategy since Eisenhower took office one year ago. Note 1—General Ridgway was understandably so upset over the cuts Secretary of Defense Wilson ordered in the U.S. Army that.he . tried not to appear before the Na. tional Security Council where he would have to defend those cuts, When Ridgway tried to arrange a conflicting engagement, Wilson finally had to order him to be present and dutifully help chop down the Army budget. Note 2—Secretary of the Army Stevens was Jess dutiful. He called on the President in person, urged that the Army not be cut so dras- .: tically. Eisenhower made no decision, told' Stevens the matter would be decided by the National Security Council. W A S HIN G.T O N PIPELINE— While almost every other member of the Eisenhower cabinet has clamped the strictest censorship on news, John Foster Dulles has - gone out of his way to release State Department information. He maintains that the public can't understand American foreign policy unless it gets full news about that policy . . . Congressman George Bender, Republican candidate to fill Bob Taft's shoes in Ohio, is given a better chance of winning than most people realized. . . . The man who really runs Cleveland, O., politics,, and to some extent the state, is quiet-spoken, easygoing Louis Seltzer, editor of the Cleveland Press. Governor Lausche seldom' makes an Important political move' without consulting Seltzer, once offered him the'Taft vacancy in the Senate . . . Ex-Gov. Kerr Scott of North Carolina is a sure bet to be the next senator from that state. Even opponents agree that he made one of the host of recent North Carolina governors. (The name, by the way, is pronounced Karr. "Over in eastern North Carolina where I come from," says the ex-governor, "a cur is a yellow dog." frv And Stop Me By Bennett Cerf THE OWNER OF a mortuary in Bridgeport isn't overlooking any bets. A sign in his window reads: "Funeral cars for all occasions." FRANK FARRELL'S butler surprised him by suddenly turning mystery story writer. His whodunits were very acceptable, too—with one novel twist. The payoff never varied: the boss always "did it"! WILLIE —by Leonard Scnsome HOW D YOU WORK, THESE BLOCKS. WiLUE? ARTHUK...CCME AWAY , FPOA THAT NASTY BOY.' ...I'LL -SPELLCXJT NAME FOR YOU '

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