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THE BRAZQSPORT FACTS EDITORIAL PAGE Page 4 Brazosport and Brazoria County, Texas, TueS., December 20,1960 Paul Harvey News TOO MANY AT FHF DINNER TRBLE Too many Mouths to Foetl No efficiently run industry would ever put hundreds o£ extra people on the payroll until there were jobs for thorn. No hostess would ever invite extra people to dinner ulcss she was sure therc'd be enough to go around. Y o u know this, I know this, we con- nARVEY duet our personal affairs accordingly. Yet with 5.3 million Americans out of work, Uncle Sam continues lo invite thousands of immigrants each year to share our joblessness. There are presently more Americans working than ever he- fore. A total of 57,182,000 working in November was on all-time rec- Business "nlrror ord for llmt month. But unemployment spt a record, too. 1031.000! How come? Because I here are more Americans available for work than ever before. The normal expansion of our nation's industry is geared to ab- sord the number of additional Americans who reach workable ago each year. But when we are importing im- misratits, both inside and .outside quotas, we cannot create new jobs fast enough to provide employment for all. Now the Kennedy administration is pledged to allowing a further increase in immigration quoins. Increasing population some construe to mean an increased market, essential to prosperity. Too many mouths to feed, ns India and China demonstra'e, more often preludes abject poverty. A population compounding itself creates other problems: More classrooms, for example. Each pupil in daily attendance in a public school costs the taxpayer $390 a year. We will spend more on our public schools in the next ten years than \ve have spent in the past 123 years. Too-rapid increase in population overloads medical facilities, housing and relief rolls. A halt million Americans who want to work were sent horn' last month. It'll happen to another half million this month. Thece arc right now more people than jobs, yet we can't blame "recession." Because staring us in the face is the irrefutable fact that there are still more Americans working than ever before in history. It's just that there are right now lop many Americans! Until we get this imbalance adjusted, let's not inviie to dinner any more people we can't feed. It makes no sense to solve the problem of one displaced person and displace another to do it. CIGAR INDUSTRY NEEDING CHEER By SAM DAWSON AP Business News Analyst NEW YORK (AP) - Christmas holds out two hopes for the cigar industry: 1. Gift sales should push the year's total consumption well above the 6.9 million smoked last year. 2. And the gift box may convert some recipients into regular cigar purchasers once the box is emptied. U.S. cigar makers, of course, have the same dream when they think about the population explosion: More proud dads handing out cigars, more cronies subjected to the urge to buy some themselves. Cigarmen could use some encouragement today. Sales rise slowly year by year. But of late there's been the Inilaballoo in the Cuban tobacco market with its ef- fects on the local production and consumption still not fully assessed. And then there's the tax in a number of states that adds to prices and tends to act as a brake on sales. The Cigar Institute of America Bays that nevertheless the industry has made a big comeback in the last 10 years, after going into a decline in the 1940s. It thinks new packaging ideas have helped, along with a drive to interest younger men, once »J but lost to the industry. The Cigar Manutacturers Association of America, Inc., reports not only more cigars smoked in each of tht »ast four years, but the gain has been greater than the growth in the number of males 21 and over. In the good old days of 1920 ESTABLISHED.' 1912 ' • JAMES S. NABOBS PUBLISHES GLENN HEATH EDITOH JOHN F. GREEN IZIZ'BUSINESS MANAGER GEORGE BEACOM Advertising Manager ROBERTA DANSBY Managing Editor LeROY BYRD Women's Editor MORRIS FREEMAN Mechanical Suparintendent E. E. (Tex) HENDHIX Circulation Manager BERNICE ELDER Ofiice Manager Published daily and Sunday except Saturday by Review Pub- Jisheis, Inc., 307 E. Park Ave.. Freepotl, Texas. James S, Nabors, President. Classified advertising department open B a.m. to 12 noon Saturdays, closed Sundays; to place, cancel or correct classified advertising, call BE 3-2611. World wide news coverage by Ths Associated Press. Member of Texas Daily Press Association. Texas Press Associa- lion. Represented nationally by Texas Newspaper Repr,- CA 8 IMS. ' °' B ° X 3 ° 8 ' BaytOWn ' T9X « ; Houston SUBSCRIPTION HATES Br carrier. Dally and Sunday, $1.40 per month; Daily only. 51.15 per month. Mail rates upon request. All maU sub. scriplion rates in advance. Entered as second class mailer March 21. 1952. at Iho Free. March 8 ! XI>OSl °" iCe ' """^ ^ ACt ° $ C ° n3re " of J A-If 'B E C HER' You. are South, neither Bide Vulnerable. Tha bidding- has teen: Korth Eaat South West 1 ^ Pass 1 ^ 1 4> Pass •> What would you now bid with each of the following five hands ? 3. *AK VKQ853 «86 +Q962 2. 4973 VAQ74 *KQ10 AAJ6 3. *K7 VQJOS52 4 4. J82 AJ965 $9843 QUIZ *. *QJ6i VAQ752 JJ.K& Clam. North Is unable to raise the ault and bids three notrump, the plan is to pass. In that event, our 13 high-card points, well distributed in all suits, should' make three notrump the best contract. The three heart bid 13 forcing 1 . 4. Pass. The chance of a game is remote and the only problem Is to find the best part-score contract. While there might ba a better spot than one spade, it is hardly worth climbing up the ladder in search of it. Partner might take any further bid seriously, and there la no reason to run this risk. It should ba noted that tha change o£ suits by the openlr.g bidder does not force the responder to bid again. "The forcing principle applies only when, rcsponder names a new suit. 5. Four spades. A raise' to two spades in this sequence ordinarily shows 9 or 10 points; A raise to three spades would show a hand of roughly 14, points. The jump to four spades, since it is a stronger bid than, threa spades, shows interest in, a slam, and indicates about 18 or 17 points. In all these cases, the distributional values are counted in addition to the high- card values. The sequence given Is differ- :nt from the casa where dealer opens with one spade and responder jumps to four spades. V* -«"\ --—; •-••'S3* Thls !s a shutout b| d used to us liirected .tdwards- Show long trumps and fe a ganw la hearts: ".if. cards. 1. Three clubs. An opening bid lacing 1 an. opening bid means Same. Obviously, a game must to reached' with this hand, but V/o are not in position ixt the 'moment to know where the best game contract is likely to lie. Tha three club bid (forcing) tolls partner wa havn the values tor «t opening bW, that a club f& exisJs, and that a game contract is feasible in clubj, hearts, «r rotrur/ip, depending upon fcia hand, 2. Tsn'uK natnimp, This bid fiihows bs'aicc-d: distribution and 38 Cf IT tlen-cnrd points. It tijcrefora constitutes a mild form of slam. try. A jump to t>w> notri'mp would show 13 to anS.no Interest in a S-, Three Siearts. While the &infl 13 SitiSitstory for notrump jplay !? partner has the appro- '-'- vaJuca, tha main cffc ,;. .ai t_ , > ,', »i: there were 31,556,000 males 21 and over, smoking 8.502,008 cigars, for 269 per capita. Ggarmen would like to see today's 52 million men old enough to vote blowing smoke rings from a lot more than the 7,160,000 agars estimated to be sold this year. Gains since the 1910s when consumption sank as low as 4.7 million cigars are hailed by the institute as springing largely from two things: 1. Production and packaging changes. Attractive boxes have helped and so has the idea of multiple-unit packaging. Cigars are now put up in packs of 3, 5 and 10 cigars, so that the consumer can buy as many as his pocket change allows instead nf the single one he used to buy. 2 Stylizing. This has been aimed largely at the men in the 20 to 30 age bracket. Manufacturers have been putting out smaller ar slimmer cigars, so that the novice won't feel as if,the big. cigar is smoking him instead of the other way around. Cigarmen tend to blame the war for the loss of the trade in the younger age brackets. Cigar smoking waned under war conditions. And it's been a fight to get younger men to look,on the cigar as anything but an older man's smoke. Letters . . . To The Facts: For the many people who fear that the world is going to the dogs, I prescribe this poem by the famous author, Anonymous: My Grandad, viewing earth's worn cogs, Said things were going to the dogs. His grandad, in his house of logs, Said things were going to the dogs. His grandad, in the Flemish bogs, Said things were going to the dugs. iiia giiiaaad, iu his oid skin togs. Said things were going to the dogs. There's one thing that I have to state — The dogs have had a good l«ng wait. Stanton Stone 415 West Second Freeport You're Telling Me! By WILLIAM RITT — Central Press Writer— A WIFE'S chores are more energy consuming than a husband's job, declares a Cleveland medico who is a cardiac expert. Now, let's see hubby!try to get out of helping with the dishes! ! I ! Paris' new mayor, Julien Tar- dleu, is, among other ihmya, a poet. A3 Mtclt, Kay says—he's now the fcsa, for letter or for verse. Ill Tha tily of Arjeplog, Sweden, It planning to take persons who own two or more aulos off Iho relief role. How tough eon things get? Zadok Uumkopf says the New York ball club's current western tour has been so successful the other American league teams have picked up the old Asiatic cry: "Yankees; go home! 'N!CF BIG YARD YOU HAVE THERE, NIKITA!' TUESDAY ON TV Editorial EXPERIENCE SHO WS PREDICTIONS HIGHWAY TOIL CAN Bi UPSiT We are again approaching that most enjoyable season of the year — a season that is also the most dangerous and often most tragic of the year. Christmas is a period of sentimental joy, and New Year's of exuberant joy. There is a heightened emotional spirit to both. And too many try to make a good thing still better by boosting and prolonging this spirit with spirits. And this condition is further aggravated by the desire to be on tha 'move, cither for its own sake or for the sharing of the season's warmth of fellowship with distant frtends and relatives. Together; thelgreater amount of driving the lessened competence of those doing it will push the rate of traffic fatalities in the state to nine a day for the 10-day holiday period, in place of the normal four per day the rest of the year. Brazoria County's share of this is about one traffic death for the holidays. Chance alone could make the local share a great deal more — or less. A continual awareness of the danger could make the share a more certain less. The Texas Department of Public Safety is predicting DO traffic fatalities in the 10 days from Dec. 23 to Jan. 1. In the first 49 weeks of this year, the traffic toll was 2.025. Worst day of the year, says the DPS, will be Saturday, Dec. 24. Tying for second in the The World Toefciu DPS predictions will be Friday, Dec. 23, and Sunday, Dec. 25. New Year's Day will rank third. DPS predictions, though based on sober experience, ara not the last word. During last year's holidays, which were marked by an intensive safety campaign, drivers brought down a predicted HI deaths to an actual 97. A similar cut would hold this year's holiday motorcides to about 80., Brazoria County's experience would tend to bear this out. There are about an average 20 traffic deaths per year in the county, which, is about par for the state. But the county usually has less than its share of the fatali". ties occuring during a particularly dangerous period. Perhaps this is due to the increased vigilance of the many law enforcement agencies, whose members must for the most part forego the enjoyments of the holidays because of tha problem. But also, local motorists seem actually to exercise the needed additional caution during the extreme danger periods. More important than the predictions and the experience is the ct-rrent attitude of the man at,the wheel. Says Col. Homer Garrison, DPS director: "Experience has shown without a doubt that in most fatal traffic accidents, at least one violation of the traffic laws is a causative factor." And the heaviest share of the blame falls on speed and alcohol. CHOICES INTELLIGENT, EFFICIENT By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON (AP) - The picture of President-elect John F. Kennedy's administration emerging from his Cabinet choices is one of quiet, highly intelligent, driving efficiency with him in control. He has been patiently surrounding himself with a bunch of managers. Each of his five Cabinet appointments appears to be an extremely well-controlled, unassuming, non- flamboyant individual who so far, at least, has carefully avoided the kind of pronouncements which make headlines. The Elsenhower administration wasn't very old before Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and • Treasury Secretary George Humphrey were both dominant forces. And President Eisenhower leaned on both tremendously. None of Kennedy's top appointments has such national promin- Ha! ence that he is apt to overshadow the nresMen*. N^hJ.-.w fo »h;- background of any of them indicates he would want to. With one exception — Stewart L. Udall, Arizona congressman whom Kennedy chose as his secretary of the interior — all the top appointees are men actually coming out of managerial jobs of one kind or other. Two are governors: Abraham A. Ribicoff of Connecticut, the new secretary of health, education and welfare, and Luther H. Hodges of Korth Carolina, who will be secretary of commerce. Dean Rusk, whom Kennedy named last week as his secretary of state, had in effect a very special managerial job. He was head of the Rockefeller Foundation. Kennedy's budget director, D.i- vicl Elliott Bell, comes out of Harvard where he was both tcach'er of economics and secretary of the Littauer School of Public Admin- Istration. TV-..J,,.., -ir-... . _•. ;....„; i-i.. ,-.-..-.^- .... ••; v^ i.'i.l.ua iWij- crt S. McNamara right out of a top management job to be his secretary of defense. McNamara is president o£ the Ford Co. Even the three men he picked for jobs next to the top or close to it had managerial experience as governors: Rep. Chester Bowles, D-Conn., undersecretary of state; ex-Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois, ambassador to the United Nations; and Gov. G. Mennen Williams of Michigan, assistant secretary uf state lor African affairs. The president-elect, in his search for the key men who will help him ran the government, apparently sought the best advice he could get on the best men for the jobs when he didn't liave strong opinions of his own. He knew Udall, Ribicoff, Hodges, Bowles, Stevenson and Williams. But he never had met Rusk or McNamnra until this past week. And lie hardly knew Bell. DADDY, DID YOU PLAY WITH ABE? NEW YORK (API-Remarks a middle-agod man gets tired of hearing: "Now, Jim, take it easy. Re- luL-mljKf, Jiunu of us Is Retting any younger." "Daddy, did you ever play with Abraham Lincoln when you were a boy?" "Well, if you feel up to it now, let's go back on the court and start the third set." "I know it looks appetizing, but I warn you—it's got 650 calories. ' "Afler looking up your date if birth, we thought you might ba particularly interested in this policy providing security in your old age." "Here, hand me that snow shovel. Ailer all, you're the only husband I have—and I dcn't want to lose you." "You slant! with your font together, knees stiff, then you 'wist sideways, bend down iu\d—" "Yes, IK; was one of our first junior executives, but that was J5 years «gu." "I'm from Scout Troop -10, sir. May I be of service to you nn this ley corner?" "Have you made out your will? ' "At your age you ouidil to have more sense than to go out without your muffler and galoshes." "Wake up, Jim. You're not go- mg to wuste another Sunday after- noon napping' are you?" "Pitss Iho pretzels, Crumps, and fl(il:o oft with that jazx, about the froe lunch counter in the old iiys." "I know I can trust you, Mr. Arbuthnot. You're too old—I mean, you've not like the rost of these office wolves." "He-re, take my srett, sir," "Alter 40, they nay, anything can happen." "Junior is looking at the sports Ruction, Hoar. Do you want (lie obituary page-?" "These are the golden years, oh, Jim? Wouldn't you hate to oe youiiy again?" "It's time for your medicine, dear." CHANNEli * Krnr-TV & OIIANNKI. KUHT-TV 8 KltOU-TV '\\ KTRK-TV •1:00 0 Ixioncy Town JO E « r- 1 y 3 h o w — "Thank Your Lucky Stars," Belle Davis, others 89 Crime, Charles Aldman; a woman's nnHons r.ra dl. reeled by n relation (jjTMnnliUnt. 0) News, Weather Mike Hommc niif iffl"Klliri!c's :tl» (gjlsiin Francisco Itont ~ GJ Quick Draw MeGi;m»_ tin O AlmniiHo ymvsrwl : 15 O'liimticy-nrlnklny Q) Doug Edwaixls, News "~ EVKN1NG 10:15 01 Late Show — «"_ w Unfaithful," Lew Ayrcs, Ann Sheridan; a woman becomes involved In a murder ' 10:80 iO:U~ :00 ft News, Sports fD Whirlybirds (Q News, Weather 7l3 O News, Wcnthcr O News, Snorts O Gunfire O' Pnar — Clem-go Jack COTX)R at:oc g) Utli Hour Newsi Jim Bowie 6:30 O iarnmlo — lectors," Sltm ami Jess try <rt slop trouble between rjvtttemcit ftnd settlors OJ The Garlund Touch — A tramp poses as Gnr- lund'a lonR-rnlssins father Bugs Bunny Show ~ knows Best — "The Christmas Story," Iho family Icnnis n lesson from n hermit BO The Rifleman — "The Silent Knife," McCain plays foslcr father "7!^0~O~ATfrcS~liuclirock Pro- Rpnt.4 — "Tltc Hnby Kino Expression," Hnrnh Marshall, Peter Walker; n wnnmn tries to liml cvl* denen which links Iifr to mnnlcr , 01 Dobio GtUis — "Janglo Bells," Dnbio turns his brick on Mnynard O Wynlt Knn> — "Miss Sadie," JEnrp becomes the target o£ bnndits H-M HrTiiriilor—"Jfan"LTTliti Middle," Mori SaTiI; » writer risks Ills lite. to prevent .#. kidnapping CD Tonic JK well — Tom branches out Into the-insurance business d News Final ta Midnight Thoatre- •'Passage to "Yesterday," Joanne Dru, Guy Madison WEDNESDAY MOUNINO Time, Channel, Program 6 :im~Q Clicml«>try; COLOR ""* "c7so O Mnthnmatlrji; COI.OIS g) Cndct Bon "7:00 O Dnvo itarrtnvay Today ID Fnrm Report, News ~77lsf(D Mr Cnlxxise, Engineer 7:31) (J) Morning Edition.News ~KM CO CjiilctJDon 8:15 ffl dipt Kminnroo H:3» 10 Ttimblcwced Time "BToirBfSougli Ho Ml " CO My Little Mnrgte CD Our Miss Brooks 0:30 O P'ny l'<"m Hunch; roi.ou 01 Video Village C0 Jack La Lanno Show 10:00 O I'ric.o IH ltlftkt| ror.ou ID I Lovo Lucy CD Howard Finch Show 10:30 0 Concentration CD Clear Horizon (B Stagecoach West— u:<W 0 Trutli or Consequences "Three Wise Men," Dick fl) Love o£ J,ifc York, Denver Pylo; n fu- (J<) Morning Court •EHiye's dying wish causes ^^iTen tl~ ( r.:,r,~a~Z?^r. conflict 8:30 (Q Rod Skclton — An adaptation of O. Henry's classic Christmas story, "The Cop and- the Anthem"; repeat 0:ob~JBTNB6 MhiIe~lSiper — "Sit-In," a report on the 13:00 63 COLOR (D Search for Tomorrow C0 Love- That Bob mos 'n Andy QJ News at Noon C0 The Texan historical . clmnKo from gradualism to direct lion- violent action on tlio part of llio- Negro community l.__ JQ Garry Moore — Jona- M:Jtf 0 Medic than Winters, Louise tD As the World Turns O'Brien, Alan Dale _ _03 Beat the Clock .' 03 Alcoa Presents— 1:000 Jnu Murray; COLOIt "Legacy of Love," Norma CO Life of Riloy Try and Stop Me By BENNETT CERF A FAMOUS POLLSTER recently sent telegrams to a f*- hundred of the country's leading industrialists requesting a 300-word summary on what business was likely to do in the next eight months. In transit one of the wires was garbled, and the recipient was asked togive his summary .in: THREE words. He complied manfully, though his effort caused some consternation in the pollster's office before he figured out what had taken place. The three- word wire read: 4 'Go to hell." • • • n-n A lady mittor recently moved Into what to probably tto tiniest house to Gwemrtclt VB«i Tacro. Shn has to put her elbow out of tha wlnrtiw ft» wst a #xw& ca properly, iiti 1 pu&miuf liu given her tiii) perfect «<"*<> for this beautiful mansion: "Writer'a Cramp." * * • Herb stein spotted this sign in a bar la California: "1C yon drink to forget, ploasa pay ta advance." Herb also UHs about tha cannibals who captured a shlp-wrecked Irish cabin, boy. Mad* « ftae. broth of a lad. 0 1MO, by Bennett Cert, DlilrlbuUd by KIBE Ifetorea Bjattatt DAILY CROSSWORD ACROSS 2. Fragrance 21. Footed- I. Rational 3. Fresh, vosea 6. Stiffly 4. Eaat by 22.Cus- nice Bouth toma 8.1-cmale (abbr.) 23.Cau.i- horses 5. SmooUilnt' IHF 10. Fabric tool tenor 02. In a line O.Peel Sl.Bnndl. 33. Fester -7.1!lachen coot 34 Male 8. A mixture 25. First, aheep 9,KcAiso rato 35. Darn of grapes 29. Simple- 38.GcorgoW. 11. Required tons Russell aS-Dellvcrera 30. Out of pin 17.Acted-out IS.Ucduco 31.Indi.nn guessing to pulp KheUi-r gamo 18.Mr.VaIleo 32.rorloa 19. Particle of IB. Skill oftlma prMIM<> n .... 20. Employ SI, Force onward 22. Callous 20. Absent 27. Family badge; (Jap.) 28. Wager 2'A Stupidity OS.Exbtu SI, Additional 35. Bom SO, Driers 38. Onion SD.Fish 40."Tho Clarlon," e.g-. 41, Finishes 42. Feed the kitty DOWN Bernharrlt ffi LJ a u '/// 'Jt* jy ^ i % •t. ^ " ll ^ j % 10 % J! 4 % It, ^ ai % ^ U J ' % % 6" Iu f// ab % .W -It. *. fiti ulT m m 5;<i wfa. I|N rax i H|K w C 7" V a 5 S a & 16 r Ci9|N i gift Wfe ,, E • HI M 1 T 5S.F T^n N|L If A CUT UNE PAR TcvttrdAy'fl Anfw< 3i.Declnro fa foracoro .17. Sltlntumoi 38. Tin 40.1'\imUy member 1 6 % 11 ty/. JU 7" % 19 ^ 30 ET 5~ it" /^ 5i ^ u ^/ 33- ^ 3 P A 1 Hi 1 r i

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