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PAGE 6-.THE BAYTOWN SUN. SATURDAY. MAY 24, 1952 Editoria Iritis} Sun Slants R l \/ nd You Communists generally reportedly fear economic and military isolation, even as they practice political insulation behind Iron Curtains everywhere. But their protests against isolation have little meaning in the light of their treatment of those who try to do business with them, economically or politically. If, in the end, the great mass of Communists and the large land masses they hold are actually isolated, their condition will come about by reason of their own ation more than by any plotting on the part of the free world. The decision of British business interests in Red China to abandon their investments and get out of the country after 100 years of residence there demonstrates again how utterly impossible it is to get along with the Reds and how unprofitable it is to try to do a legitimate business with them, especially in areas under their control. Today's Bible Verse EVERY TREE that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Matthew 7:19. The decision to quit and mark off\investments counted up to a billion and a half dollars are reported to have come from the business concerns themselves, and not because of any urging by or conniving of-the London government. It is styled as a "realistic" move, forced by the treatment given the British. It reportedly will have no effect upon the political situation. That remains to be demonstrated. When the Reds chased Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists off the continent onto Formosa, the British promptly and for "realism" reasons officially recognized the Red regime. The "realistic" reasons were tied up with British holdings on the mainland and in Hong Kong. Pending the appointment of an ambassador, a charge d'affaires was named, but he has never been officially received by the Reds, nor have the Reds sent a representative to London. Washington Merry-Go-Round: Here Are Some Graft Tips For New Attorney General usiness The hope that business might go on as usual did not work out. At every turn the Reds .harried British representatives in residence there, and held them virtually as hostages. What trade they carried on was on their terms, and 'the', British apparently have discovered that Red business terms take no account of foreign convenience or profits. In short, they have discovered by the process of trial and error that one cannot do business with the Reds and expect to get an even break. Principles of fair dealing fall by the wayside when they do not suit the convenience of the Commujiists. So far as the extensive properties of the British are concerned, while London has made it clear that it expects the Reds to compensate for what is left of them, it is equally clear that their "realistic" sense of things points out that there will be no com- pensa'tion. They have virtually been written off. The fate of Hong Kong, which depends upon its trade with the mainland for existence is tenuous. Present expectations are that it, too, will eventually be abandoned. .What has happened seems to confound the arguments of those who have been insisting that Red China must be incorporated into the Far East trade picture; that the Japanese cannot hope to regain its economic health without China.* One wonders, if that be true, if the Japs ever will recover from the war? The British experience would seem to demonstrate that the Red Chinese will trade only at their own terms, and that these do not take into account the other fellow in the bargain. Will the Japs succeed where the British failed? Looking At Life By Erich Brandeis YOU WILL FORGIVE mo if I wonder out loud today. But first let me teU you a little story. It's from a television show I saw the other night. Groucbc Marx had on his "You Bet Your Life" program a 70-year-old woman, hale and hearty looking^with a keen mind. During the conversation she told him that she did not smoke. (Groucho had a big! fat cigar in his mouth.) "Why not?" asked Groucho. "Because I don't like it," was the answer. When he told her how" well she looked for her age- and how spry she was, she said that she came from a long-Uvcd family. • : My father died when he was 100," she told him. ''And he smoked." Groucho looked at the audience and said: "That just shows you what smoking Will do to a man!" J.IIND YOU. I have, never claimed to be an authority on anything. So I may be all wrong about what I arri going to say now. But I DO believe that there is altogether too much publicity and altogether too much scarce-talk about disease and accidents. It is prefcctly all right to enlighten people and tcir the-ni that they should go to their doctors the moment they think that they hace cancer or heart trouble, and for REGULAR' CHECK-UPS. People should be warned to drive slowly and carefully. That is common sense. BUT THE OTHER night/ over the radio, a fellow • shouted at me in a funnereal voice CNote to typesetter: Please leave the two- n's in ''funnereal." It sounded as if it came out of a funnel.): "You may never come back alive from, the automobile trip on •which you start tomorrow." He repeated and repeated it. It just so happened that we WERE going to start out on a trip the following morning. My wife was going to drive. But she was so nervous when next morning came around that I had to do the driving. And that made her even more nervous. THE POWER OF suggestion can be dangerous. The fear of cancer, in my humble opinion, might cause a serious neurosis. Being afraid of "heart trouble is apt to bring it on. .Now there is a big drive on about the effect of smoking on cancer. So they send out rafts of publicity about the research — they know nothing about it yet — and scare millions of people half to death. I THINK I HAVE told you this before, but it does no harm to repeat iL When I asked a famous heart specialist whether smoking was harmful: to me, since I had had a heart attack, he replied: " "I don't know whether smoking is harmful. "But I do know that if you WAJNT to smoke and CAIs"T — that IS harmful. It's the resistance in you that'causes the harm. "Personally I think that nothing you do in MODERATION can hurt you very much." I HAVE SMOKED in moderation for almost five years since then—and I ain't dead yet. Success Secrets ' " By Elmer Wheeler IF YOU'RE OXE of these persons who believe love and business don't mix, then forget it! To kriockjhis theory in a cocked hat, look at what Janet and £,rncst Jais have accomplished together. Janet and Ernest played together as youngsters. When they \vcre 13, family reverses forced thorn both to leave grammar school and find jobs. At 20 they decided they were meant for cwh other anr T married. - " In '1923. after IS years of working for others, the Jarvis' took a flier. They risked their §3.500 savings to.found and head their own infant company.— the Niagara Falls Smelting and Refining Corp. Tvrenfcvrohe years later they sold out for a million dollars. Several years later they \vcre back in business as president and vice president of Continental Industries, Inc. " In six years' they upped the assets of this diversified metal industry from 59 million to $17 million. -They increased capital and surplus from $1.5 million to 59 million. Last year sales of alloys, tool steel, tanks, wire and other products were close to ?40 million and net income hit a peak of S3.11S.COO. Today, Mrs. Jarvis is recognized •.internationally as an; outstanding metallurgical engineer, credited with the development of grain-size titanium, a medium for plane and automobile engines. "succrss ."ccrct . . . teamwork! *< By DREW PEARSON WASHINGTON — Now that Jim McGranery has become attorney general, it might pay him to have his subordinates dust the cobwebs off all the reports sent by other government departments requesting investigation of graft and corruption. He would get some interesting cases from the RFC on Congressman Boy kin of Alabama, and the B and O railroad; from the Commerce department on shipping and sales of tin to China; plus various others. And if McGrnnery's subordinates fail to locate all these cases underneath the dust, this columnist will be delighted to help. As a starter, the new AG might'look at a case which the Commerce department sent to the Justice department months ago involving surplus government tankers, this one featuring Adm. Harold G.Bowen, former chief of naval research who assisted in developing the atom b'omb. Shortly after Bowen retired. In 1947, he turned up as a stockholder in the United States Petroleum Carriers, Inc. He bought 250 shares at S2 a share, signed applications to buy four surplus tankers from the government, then sold cut Tor $250 a share immediately after the tankers were delivered three months later. In other words, he reaped a fabulous 562,000 profit after investing only S500. His chief contribution was use of his name to wangle tankers from the government. A similar quick killing was made by another stockholder in the same company, Pvobert W. Dudley, who, like Bowen, parlayed a |500 investment into a 562,000 profit in three months. Here is the amazing sequence that led to the get-rich-quick profits by Bowen and Dudley*. THE GREEKS HAD FRIENDS— 1. Dudley represented a group of wealthy Greek shipowners who were trying to* purchase surplus tankers from the Maritime Commission. .The application was turned down Sept. 12, 1947, on the ground that the applicants were not American citizens. 2. Two weeks later the United States Petroleum Carriers, Inc., was formed with Dudley and Bowen as stockholders. The only other stockholder was Robert L. Berenson, an intimate of the Greek shipowners, who lield 100 shares. The new corporation promptly filed an application for tankers, signed by Admiral Bowen as president. 3. The Maritime Commission approved the sale of four tankers to Bowen's corporation on Dec. 30, 1947. Exactly one week later, both Bowen and Dudley sold out to the Greek shipowners' friend, Berenson. He, in turn, sold a 43'per' cent interest to Sociedad Industrial Maritima Financiera Ariona, a Panamanian corporation owned by the same Greek shippers who had tried to purchase the tankers in the first .place, but were turned down. 4. Berenson borrowed the money for this deal from Simpson, Spence and Young, New York fiscal agents, who happen also to represent Berensoh's Greek shipowner friends. But what is even more peculiar, Berenson was able to borrow $165,000 without putting up a nickel security. Thus, just a few weeks after the Greeks had been turned down as purchasers of the tankers, their Panama corporation turned up with the tankers—thanks to the influence of American friends. GATHERING DUST—This whole shocking case was investigated by maritime security officers and submitted to the Justice department a year ago. And that's exactly where the case lies today, gathering dust on a Justice department shelf. However^ this column has been able to obtain a copy of the maritime investigators' secret report. The report identifies the dominant Greek shipowner in the case as Aristoteles S. Onassis, who is Greek by birth, Argentine by naturalization but lives in luxury in the timed Sates. He does most of his business through South American corporations, which give him the maximum tax benefits. DICK OPENS HOUSTON OFFICE C. D. (DICK) LITTLE, Baytown's so i e bigfcime Harris county politics this su*. •just about completed a swing through th er ton area of the county in his race n °"' L torney. Dick is awfully well pleased, he said *iu, ception he has received thus far. ' "I believe the county people are gotr,*^, he said. * ll *s wii This weekend the Baytown lawyer f nrrn * ant district attorney under A. C. Wi'nbu • ' aiii *« ing a Houston campaign office and will out of it during the remainder of the tin! t 0 ^ 1 now and election day on July 26. "I'm going to give them everythine TV Houston for the next two months" Dick - got a group of lawyers and business men wh ready promised their support have promul in my behalf also." P r °mi seu u ,^ Dick probably figures that a heavy co , lnf plus the unified support of East Harris in addition, a good strong vote in place him in the runoff. . Little has been a Baytown lawyer sin^ official connection down here includ I I ^ * two as city attorney of the old City of p*it m as a term as mayor of Pelly. y as *t In recent years Little has become or-o nf r flight criminal/lawyers of the countv - ni » , his tenure with Winburn, Little was m'^vT Ur Capital docket. sm Marge of COMMISSIONER'S RACE? WE LOOK FOR the toughest county commie- race in precinct two since Hugh'.May h Decker way back in 1942. That was in ^ J when Hugh May was a khaki pants wearing' '" ery worker with a burning ambition to h» , refei official. e a m "-' : Hugh gained the runoff that year B. B. Williams. Then in the runoff c Decker made more mistakes than cu'rrent'jS'-'^ foreign policy makers and Hugh sweated cue vote in Houston to win. a Since then, Commissioner May has • nevA seriously opposed. He. has never been forcJi "' runoff. '" . a - Eto This time he has three opponents all of *• J are working hard. . a: i One opponent is Mayor C. L. Dacus cf City. Dacus ran two years ago and is how another try. You can 1 tell from talking to him »he knows his way around ^better than he did-1 novice to county politics in 1950. He may b* * * Another fo e is Mayor W. J. (Bill) Philnotof fl lena Park. He is a relentless sort of man wfo, never stop trying to gain an objective he ; '»ts' to accomplish. He has made Galena Park a I mayor, and the people up there apparehtl-f strong for him. Bill has had one minor b'ruis \ semi-county politics. He opposed Tom Decker 'I justice of the peace in the Harrisburg precise 1 v] lost. He said he learned some lessons in that 1*1 paign—the hard way—and he's going to try to «1 rect them this trip. * Ka The fourth candidate is V. V. (Red) Ram JeT Channeiview. Red is a school-teacher who d^si _ the schoolroom because he's a natural born "•»& man. He operates a big Humble service station" Channelview with a feed store bearing his a^ also under his wing next door. Red is a 1 native Center up in East Texas, and his father once ssH ed with distinction as sheriff of that county."fj will campaign very aggressively, and he's the H of salesman who wouldn't mind asking Hugh : for his vote. Now Hugh won't be a pushover. He has' a._ precinct machine, and they campaign hard. Thej sweep around precinct two like a tropical hurric as election day nears. Hugh's opponents say the commissioner hzi . the famed Lyons avenue block support he has b< having. They say Hugh will b e forced into a. ra: off this time, and then beaten in August. We can look for some* hot times in the old cinct this summer! the Reft Jt 50 • be ia J12 Fs!!< j.; •G felon By Leonard Lyoni WILL THE TAIL WAG THE DOG? Reviewing .Stand: '. Songs For All Candidates Is His Specialty Grab Bag Of Easy Knowledge The Answer, Quick! 1. Which is the largest planet? 2. What famous English actress was called "The Tragic Muse"? S. Who was the leading ace of the American Air Corps during World War 1? 4. Who was President of the United States during the Mexican war? 5. In New York City, \vhat was Tony Pastor's — a restaurant? It Happened Today 1637 — Capt John Smith erected a cross on the islet near the falls of Povrhattan river, changed its r.ame to the James. 1819— Queen Victoria of England born. 1844 — First public demonstration of telegraph. 1941 — InvWorld War U, HMS "Hood." largest British warship, sunk by German •'•b.all!"- ship "Bismarck." On Sunday. May 23: 1J82 — Euclid's Geomatrica (still usetJ by schools), first book to contain mathematical fig-iii»e5. printed. It was written in 330-274 B.C. 1803 —Ralph .Waldo Emerson, American philosopher and poet, born. Watch Your Lanjpiage MUTABLE — t'MU-ta-buI) — ad jective : capable cf change or bcing changed in form or nature; given to constant or frequent change; fickle. Origin: Latin — Mutabiiis. f-rvn-i Mut?.re. to .A'; new ciggie factory in Louisville will be able to turn out 100 million fags on a single shift A bit faster^than rolling your own! That voter in an eastern primary who cast his ballot for the Boston Red Sox's Ted Williams must have: thought-T. W. might follow T. R,*s advice: "Walk-softly but carry a big stick." i-'ame — Guess the 'Nam; un The Baytown Sun, Inc., at* Pearce and -_- -Ashhel in Baytown, Texas• Frcd^Hartman. ^ Editor and Publishe) Syd S. Gould Advertising Manager Beulah Mae Jackson., -...Office Manager Warren Edwards. ..Managing Editoi , j Subscription Rates jBy Carrier—$1.00 Month. S12 Year - . tiy Mail—Month $1.06; 3 Months $2.90; 6 Months - - $5.75^'Tear $13 ^>; Anned Services Toe Month „"; All malt subscriptions' are payable In advance. National Representative:^Texas Daily Press League i- , Entered as second-class matter at the .' Baytown, Texas, Fostoffice under the " ; , : - ->. ,-.^.*rt of Congress of March 3, 1870. A Central Press Feature to the 73rd United States Congress and re-elected, then elected to the Senate in 1936, and reelected to that body until 1944. In 1948 he was again elected to the Senate with the highest majority In the history of his state. What is his name? 2— She was a glamorous star of motion pictures some time ago. She was born in New York City on Aug. 19, 1907. Her first picture was East Side, West Side. then Hangman's House, The River of Romance, Illusion, and others. She and her future husband made Dude Ranch together, in 1930, then wed, and she retired to .raise .1 family. She and her husband ; arc. now' on the radio together and .elevislon in St;i Erwin's show. Do you know \vho she it? Names at bottom of column) it's Been Said What is well done is done soon enough.— Du Bartas. Vour Future Using analysis to avoid waite would bs helpful but your next year presages good fortune, Tbc child born today will probably be steady and reliable. For Sunday, May 25, indications are for unexpected gains and success. A quietly ambitious ;\nd refined personality is pre- '.isted for the child born today. iiappy Birthday Today's felicitations fo to Herman Hollis Chapman, economist and statistician. On Sunday, May 25. happy birthday greetings are due 'to Philip Murray, president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations; Gene Tunncy, retired heavyweight boxing champion; Igor Sikorsky, aircraft designer; Pr<^- rrtier Tito (Josip Brozovich or Broz) of Yugoslavia, and Jeanne Grain, actress, v . ,,-„_ By HENRY McLEMORE Being a lover of fair play, I cen- not help but feel that General Eisenhower should not be the only presidential candidate with a. song. When the Republican and Democratic conventions are held in Chicago, the song, "I Like Ike," will be the only tune loiown to the delegates, reporters, spectators, and the looking and listening public at large. Kefauver has no song. Harriman has no song. And the same goes for Russell, Kerr, Taft, Warren, Stassen, and those men who always run on the socialist, prohibition, end vegetarian tickets. I afm to remedy this, right now. Irving Berlin wrote "I Like Ike." but Berlin's name doesn't scare me off. He has had more success as a Song writer than I, yes. But in my heart I feel that I am. quite as good a tunesmith as he. He just got a couple of lucky breaks. I don t think his rather sucess- £ul. "White Christmas," is one whit better than my own, "Black Thanksgiving." I'll ma t c h my "Sometimes'" against his "Always." Vnd no one will ever tell me that Looking Backward " From The Sun Files FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY'S HEADLINES: Tracks Alade By Running Man. Negro May Have Fled Mob; Couple Arrested After Offering Child For Sale; Texas Avenue Bayou Bridge Is Proposed. v Francis G. Archer, 'son.o.f Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Archer, grad'uated from the College of Medicine" of Baylor "University and received an interne"appointment at Sfc. Joseph's hospital in St Paul, Minn. 10 YEARS AGO Aviation Cadet M. J. Lyons was appointed cadet lieutenant of his class at Good fellow field, San Angelo. Miss Qlive Dorothy Keller and Arthur Brickcr of Houston were married at K'Nesscth Isreal Synagogue. his "All Alone by the Telephone' has more lilt and feeling than my "Pleast Get off the Party Line, You Dope." So, I'm going to knock off a verse or two for the candidates with no songs, starting with Kefauver. My name is Kefauver and I come from Tennessee, I ain't got no banjo, but Costello's on my knee. When I was at the height of hitting all the. stumps, "Down came all my'children with the mean, bad, nasty mumps. Night and day. I am the one, I km- Harold Stassen's favorite son. "• My name is Stassen, in case you're in doubt. T fight all my rivals and ne'er win e. bout. Everyone." is daft who doesn't vote for Taft, The senator from Ohio who has never, never laughed. He's not very jolly, but by golly He thinks to tax and tax and overtax is just plain folly. But upstairs in his head, he's hard to beat I was born in a log cabin, but the logs were made of mink, I took my turn at washing dishes'.in a solid ermine sink. I'm an international banker, but I'm humble as can be. My name is Avcrell Harriman and the polo set's for me. My name is Warren, and barring a late en-try, No one can match my family for sheer beau-ty. People have said I am the prettiest of all, And that's whyTve answered my country's call. A YOUNG FRIEND of the 'Truman family was i a dinner party uttemleu' by the Truman*' and W. Sny<ler. Tho secretary of the treasury to autograph the young man's SI hill, despite President's warning that any writing on H trnder might invalidate it Snyder signed th* bill, over his stumped signature, and said that i secretary O f the treasury he•'ruliul it valid *• "I'll autograph it too," said the President, and M the eager young man he wrote, above J! signature, the superseding rultne: "This hffi invalid if offered for exchange—Harry S. man." THERE'LL BE another legal motion made h Rosenberg atom-bomb spy- case, concerning the E£ tal health of Mrs. Rosenberg . . . Bernard JL Barut is sailing for Europe . . . Mrs. Bordon Stevenson,! wife of Adlai Stevenson, is chairman 'of the bot of Poetry magazine . . . E. Rae Goctz, the prodcc; arid songwriter — he wrote "For Me and >fy GsT- is collaborating with John RingHng North. written "Don't Be Ashamed of Your Tears." ^H Johnny Ray will record. North's income this J&; incidentally, was over a quarter of a nullion & Jars. S2.6T of it came from ASCAP, the organization to which he was admitted. for me. and my name is incense and If you like black-eyed Vote Kerr, I just hand out plain, old myrrh. For the New and Fair Deals let us^ring the bells, I'll give away all except my own oil wells. (Editor's note: Tiicsc songs ma- not be sung without the specific permission of the copywright owner, whose name is Hilion P Fairbanks. Address aM watermelons and • r otc for Dick Russell, please do. tions to Trailer Xo. 3. Rox- 12 San *f c - Dicgc. Calif. Ac~-.-orr.panv each lot- Thc red clay shows on his well- ter _\vith a can of tunafish. Fair- THLS IS HOW a New York encinerr. noc«nt, almost hpcame inx'olved :T« the spy c:ise, after the arrest and confession of Klans Fnuchs. Harry Gold, who was the Ked ring's contact with Dr. Fuoh:,, u-r<J to scientist's Bister in Cambridge, Mos«..He ; op« under an nssumc<I name and in several .?° 15< ^ mask his double life, Gold created a.tuin.brotft an ensrineer, who wa« fictitious, of course. A he frequently told Dr. Fuchs' sister about liis brother. David, niul David's son. She later rev tin? to the- FBI. abont >r David" or When a photo of a New York' 1 ens Davidson was *hovm to her, she >nT»l '* n&f:Ki the man—a coincidence finallv shattered by FBI check. naW* WILLIE 1—Born m Cherokee^ la., on Feb. 3 1879. he obtained his law degree in 1900 and ^commenced practice in Cherokee. * He served as prosecuting attorney of Cheror kee county and was a member 'of : the state senate. He also served in World War I as captain of infantry. He was elected Out? You 1. Jupiter. 2. Mrs. Sahah Siddons! 3. Capt Eddie Rickenbacker. 4.: James K, Polk. " t Quotations from great and near great This Htical is the season of our po- cycle when men dream 5. No. a. vaudeville theater ."on -.dreams. and see- visions—mostly 14th street '. -'„.,." of the White House, Wcll T sir, t—Sen. GuyM. GillcUc. ' - I'm not one of them. 2—June Collyer. -r-Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson, of EL THATS A N SWING YOU BUT WKER&'-S TH'.BALL NEIGHBORS OBJECTED no of . sa^ tf .".^^^-^mM<:MmM^i; IN THE CITY Center's pro'duotion of Luther Adlcr plays the Russian cointnissar.vras a number of'prop medals and a Karrirn^ 11 ^ , . . Evita Peron has transportation ready to^ her to a sanatorium in Switzerland . • Rcsscllinl is puzzled about the way in world learned that Insrid Bergman is h?-V ,The report spread two weeks before Rosseuisi their obstetrician learned it from the^ X-rays^ ^Tien President Truman made his TV". White House, a bop musician at the Embers to another bop musician and said: "I &*• T sage." DURING CARDINAL Spellman's visit to wood he was given a luncheon at M^i *£ " " "» production boss at the rooi stars attended and were seated at * *, two stars to each tnWe, with some ir card! rial's staff . . . Nanette Fan** next to an archbishop, with whora s Ran to discuss her r^Hgtous etlurntion. •»«* Schary was 'tntroducptl, ami - Miss Fabray P«red to the archbishop: *TIJ finish it my boss'' . , . When Schnry finished h* they continued their conversation—u" w dinal was introduced for his speech '"h it later," said the archbishop, boss," ^ OLIVIA DE KAVILLAXD returns to for the legal proceedings. She may do a nothing will conflict with her plan to return^ Broadway stage in the fall . . . Winthro" has a 2CO,000-foot color film record of M starring his'wife, Sonja Henie ... Copies^ Pilat's book about the Rosenbergs, Spies," have been ordered by the U. S telligence school . . . Montgomery Clift nas « Rome visiting the home of Ccsare Z' vai - w screen-writer who wrote "The Bicycle " some children gathered beneath their _ ,. v vattini asked if they'd like Cliffs auto^raP--, said their spokesman. "He never gets tfte s > •

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