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•tit WeanseudV, ITOJ Editorials Laos, Cuba Connected? The United States is again in the midst of a diplomatic maneuver that the Communists have employed. albeit with little success, on numerous occasions since the end of World War II. The problem facing our diplomats and intelligence leaders is to determine if the Communist-fed revolution in Laos and the irritations of Fidel Castro which caused us to break off diplomatic relations with Cuba are connected. And, if they are, to determine which is the diversion and which'is the real thing, if either of them are. It's a pretty involved puzzle, but not a new one. For one thing, the outgoing leaders of the Eisenhower administration are convinced the two are a connected, planned maneuver. The timing- is such as to build up a fullblown international crisis as the new Kennedy administration comes into power, untried, unorganized and unprepared to cope with delicate international crises before it even gets its feet under government desks. State Department experts are convinced that the real objective is a Communist takeover in Laos. They believe that the willing dupe Castro is providing the diversion. Their reasoning is that Communistic expansionist ambitions lie in Asia and that the Kremlin "realists" know they cannot make seriously threatening inroads into the Western Hemisphere without provoking a major war. Even should the Russians fail in both maneuvers, they will have gained valuable information on the attitude and the determination of the new Kennedy administration. And there is always the chance, in their minds at least, that the confusion of national changeover can provide a bonus for Communism. Senators and congressmen were virtually unanimous in applause for the break in relations with Cuba. Nearly all expressed the belief that the action was long overdue. Cuba has been a thorn in the side of legislators for many months. They realized the delicacy of the situation and the necessity for the U. S. government ' to walk gently, not because of Cuba, but because of the importance of our relations with the other Latin American republics. In any controversy between the United States and a South American country, the sympathies of the millions of people below our borders naturally lie with those they consider their brothers, and against us, whom some tenr. "the Colossus of the North." Yet, from purely internal considerations, it was dif; ficult for our legislators to go back home seeking re-election, knowing that the vast majority of their own constituencies had no appreciation of the delicateness of a situation which made the t government appear slow, indecisive and subject to coercion by an upstart dictator. . The formal break in relations gave legislators a " long awaited opportunity to let off steam. And that's just what most of them did. Analysis Of The News By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON (AP) — This gives a picture of how government expenses have gone up, particularly military expenses. In 1330 President Truman sent his last budget to Congress be- fore the Korean War started. It called for a total of only $42.5 billion for all government expenses. Out of the total, he said, the military needed only 513.5 billion. Came the war. Expenses soared. The war ended over six years ago. But increased government responsibilities have kept expenses high. And military expenses, because of the intense contest \viih communism, have mounted. In his budget message to Congress Monday President Eisenhower asked almost $81 billion— nearly double the $42.5 billion Truman requested to cover all government spending. - And — whereas Truman asked " for only 513.5 for the military, out of his total budget of $42.5 billion, Eisenhower requests S42.9 billion -lor the armed forces, more than " Truman asked for the whole government in 1950. But Eisenhower's budget — for the fiscal year beginning July ] and ending June 30. 1962—will be ."both a memory piece and a yardstick. In figuring a budget every agoney of government has to estimate how much it will n^cd to run another year. All the.-c figures arc reviewed and reviewed in an effort to keep them down. This all takes a lot of time and doing, so much that the Eisenhower administration began putting together last fall the budget Eisenhower turned over to Con- grrss Monday. Obviously President-elect John F. Kennedy won't have time all for this. HP won't submit his own budget until this time next year. But this vear his administration will have spending ideas different from Eisenhower's. Since Kennedy's ideas on what nc-ds to be done — expressed in the campaign — go beyond anything Eisenhower had in mine! in his budget, Kennedy probably will want to spent! more than Eisenhower allowed for. He'll run into a Jot of criticism and heckling on this. His critics will use Eisenhower's budget estimates as a yardstick for measuring Kennedy's programs. Still. Eisenhower was dealing in optimism in telling Congress he thought that he had figured things so closely that the government should wind up in the black. While ho suggested spending about SSI billion, ho thought government income, from taxes and other revenue, would be even larger and that the country 1 would wind up with a surplus of about $1.5 billion. But this was optimism based on the hope that there would be a surplus only if the country bee-am*? more prosperous and Con- gross increased postal rates and the gasoline tax and set up a new- tax on jet fuel. Maybe it would, >>"' its inclinations run the other way. Crude Production In Texas Is Unchanged TULSA. Okla. <AP)—Daily average production of domestic crude oil and condensale dropped 17,855 barrels to 7.136.240 barrels during the week ended Jan. 14, the Oil and Gas Journal's survey disclosed today. Most of the net loss was due (o a 13.450-barre! decline in Oklahoma to 503.950 barrels. Increases included Louisiana 100 to 1,119,900; Arkansas 100 to 75,000. laytniun Published afternoons. Monday through Friday, and Sundays by Thr Baytown Sun. Inc. at PearCe and Ashbel in Baytown, Texas. Fred Ifartman .............................. Editor and Publisher Jim Boom? ....................................... Business Manager Prpslon PondTgrass ............ ........... . ...... Managing Editor Boulah Mar Jackson ................................ Office Manager J. T. Bowling ................................. Circulation Manager ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT John WadJoy ................................................ Manager Paul Piifman ....................................... Rrtail Manager Corrir Laughlin .................................. National Manager Sun's Houston Trlrptrw Number. CA 8-2613. Represented Nationally By Texas Newspaper Representatives, Inc. P 0. Box 30S. Baytown. Subscription Rates By Carrier ST.4"i per Month — S17.40 per Year Mail rale); on rtxinest. n* weond ?\^* matter at the Baytowr. Texas, Pnst Office under the Act of Congress o! March ?,, 1379. SfKMBF.B O? TBH APWTATKn PTtf;SS svwutM Pr»?» !» »n:;ti»<? ••jr-'j>:v»)y •* t'.f u?e 1'" T'fir.'.i-irion *f ! tfff.-.'f: :i n o iw o'Kfrww rrm:it4 in tnn puixt NIXG TO AMBITIOUS SAMSONS Drew Pearson Says- WASHINGTON—The Democrats havp an interesting way of-rewarding their enemies and kicking their friends. Witness their inaugural committee on decorations. Here is the membership: Charles Patrick Clark, the registered lobbyist and agent for dictator Franco of Spain, paid $75.000 a year to put appropriations for Franco through Congress. Democratic candidates no later th;n last fall were panning Eisenhower for being too friendly with Franco. Now Franco's paid agent is chairman of the Inaugural Decorations Committee, Maj. Gen. Charles Willoughby, former intelligence chief for General MacArttmr. Willoughby has been testifying before Congress that foreign aid, a program originated by FDR and Truman, should be scrapped and the United States should become isolationist. Maj. Gen. Harry Vaughan, ir- respressible aide to President Truman. At least Vaughan does know something about decorations. It was when he accepted that decoration from dictator Peron of .Argentina during the height of Peron's attacks on the U.S.A., that I picketed the Argentine Embassy here and was made the founding member of the "Servants of Brotherhood" by Harry Truman. IT HASN'T received the same headlines as other inaugural preparations, but the battle of the white tie has been waged! vociferously behind the scenes on Capitol Hill. Leader of the white tie revolt is Sen. Gale McGee, Democrat, former professor of history at the University of Wyoming, who has been trying to organize fellow Senators info a boycott of white ties and tails at the Kennedy inaugural ball. McGee, who has no white tie and tails, and does have a lot of children he has to support on a Senator's salary, didn't relish spending about 200 bucks for full dress for only one evening. Neither did a lot of other Senators. And for a time, approximately two dozen Democrats swore to stand firm against pressure from their wives and wear black ties instead of white. They reckoned, however, without three Senate liberals, one of them the only Senator who spent much of his life as a member of the AFL Pipefitters Union. It was Sen. Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota who first broke ranks. Plaintively, McCarthy explained that he would be flanked at the inauguration by two white tie- wearing Senators, both tall. both. liberals and both addicted to full dress. Sen. Ed Muskie of Maine had bought himself a set of tails when he was inaugurated, twice, as governor of Maine. He wanted to get some more use out of the regalia. But the greatest blow was Sen. Pat McNamara of. Michigan. McCarthy accused McNamara of making a serious social error. No member of the pipefitters union should be caught dead in white tie and tails. Somewhat sheepishly, McNamara explained that he really expected to wear them when he was dead. He had once accepted an invitation, not knowing that he had to wear a white tie.and at the last minute was unable to rent a full dress suit that would fit him. In desperation he bought one. He never expected to wear it again except at his own funeral, but now that Kennedy has decreed top hats and white ties. Pat thinks he should get some use out of his full dress suit. Sen. Quennn Burkick of North Dakota was one of the original rebels, but has now submitted to pressure from Mrs. Burdick. He is searching for a proper suit. All this caused a general break in Sen. McGee's black tie brigade. One stubborn holdout, however, is Sen. Bob Bartlett os Alaska, who has warned ominously that he may show up at the inaugural ball in black tie and long Alaskan underwear. A SUGGESTION to President-elect Kennedy — The only wise treatment for Fidel Castro is to get Latin America laughing at him. We have been threatening him, sending airplane carriers, landing Marines for exercises in Guantanamo, making belligerent statements. But there is nothing more devastating than ridicule. And right now Castro is sitting on the edge of Havana Harbor with sandbags and artillery, awaiting an American invasion which hasn't come and was never contemplated. He could be the laughingstock of Cuba and LatingAmerica. Try and Stop Me -By BENNETT CERF- A LITTLE BOY at the planetarium got his first glimpse of the moon's surface through a powerful telescope. The huge craters fascinated him most, "Golly." he exclaimed, "my pop must have been up there playing golf» * * * Nothing in New York Was too small lor the late Meyer Berger, well-loved columnist of the Times, to investigate, and that included termites. Berger discovered that termites possess, among other things, distinctly inspirational qualities, and that furthermore, after courtship the dear creatures embark upon nuptial flights. Remember Ogden Nash's poem about termites?: "Some primal termite knocked on wood And tasted it and and found it good. And that la why your cousin May Fell through the parlor floor today." e 1961. by Bennett Cerf. Distributed by King Features SyndicM* TODAY'S GRAB BAG By NAN JONES Ctnfrof ^r»i» Wriftr THE ANSWER, QUICK! 1. For what was the blue eagle the symbol? 2. What is the difference between bituminous and anthracite coal? 3. What state does Senator Kenneth Keating represent? 4. When did Laos become an independent sovereign state? 5. "What country is bordered by Costa Rica on the south and Honduras on the north? FOLK OF FAME-GUESS THE NAME IT HAPF-INED TODAY Sixteen years ago today th« Russian* in World War II encircled Warsaw nnd ruptured It. HAPPY lltTHDAY To comediin Danny Knyc nnd actor Cary Grant. WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE PERIPHRASTIC -- (pe.r-e- PRAS-tik) — adjective: characterized by a roundabout way of speaking: circumlocutory. Origin: Greek. YOUR FUTURE Happy domwrtle. affairs will be yofim; <J« not be too trmtfnl In bnsHies* correspondence. To day's rhM will be 1—"Blackboard Jungle." "The Last Time I Saw Paris," "Flame and the Flesh," "Storm Warning," "Crossfire," "Key Largo"— in all these films the man above has played a key part, as director or author of the screen play. He was born 49 years ago in Philadelphia, where he attended Temple University. Lately he has beon active in radio work, as writer, narrator and commentator. In addition to his screen plays he has authored several short stories and novels, i including "Brick Fox Hole," "Boiling Point" and "The Pro- jducer." Who is he? 2— Recently married to the director above is this actress. She was formerly the wife of British actor Stewart Granger. A Britisher herself, she was born in London 32 years ago. Making her screen debut in 1944 In "Give Us the Moon," six years later she was voted one of the top ten British moneymaking stars. Her best-known pictures include "Kiss the Boys Goodbye," "Caesar and Cleopatra," "Way to the Stars," "Great Expectations," "The Robe," "Young Bess" and "Desiree." Her ! American film debut came in ; "Androcles and the Lion." Who \ is she ? (Nimes at bottom of column) IT'S BEEN SAID Grrnt &iiiln are portions r>f Eternity. — Jntnex Ru^fll Low- 'ell. HOW'O YOU MAKE OUTt 1. The National Recovery Act. 2. Bituminous is soft; anthracite is hard. 3. New York. 4. In 1949. 5. Nicaragua. jinn •ui\g Assignment: Washington By RALPH de'TOLEDANO WASHINGTON — Every list of the powerful men in the Kennedy Administration includes the name of Professor Walter Heller, the new chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers. On many lists, Dr. Heller is rated second only to Bobby Kennedy, who will preside over the Justice Department at attorney general. Among economists, Dr. Heller is considered a liberal, which by his own admission means favoring government spending at the expense of private enterprise. Few, however, have bothered to examine the nature of his economic "liberalism." His views, frequently expounded to classes at the University of Minnesota, to Congressmen who would listen, and to political associates, hardly match those of Democrats who have sloganized for years that theirs is "the party with a heart" — interested in the "little man." Conservatives are reassured by Dr. Heller's contention that taxes should not exceed 65 per cent of income (it is now 91 per cent in the top brackets), but they have not bothered to determine how he expects to make up the deficit. Dr. Heller has a quick answer to that: wipe out tax concessions to the unemployed, the aged, veterans, the sick, and the blind. Others who fall into low or medium income brackets would also be deprived of those deductions that have prevented mass suicide on April 15. Even religious groups would be adversely affected. This is how Proessor Heller sees it: In his own words, he would eliminate tax concessions "to the blind and the aged" who now re- receive additional exemptions through "retirement credits and exclusion of social security payments" from taxable income. Home owners, under the Heller plan, would not be allowed to deduct mortgage interest and taxes. Contributions to religious groups, as well as to charitable and educational institutions, would not be tax deductible. The Internal Revenue Service would get its cut of pensions to veterans and subsistence allowances to servicemen. The Treasury would also reach out for its share of sick pay and injury compensations and "victims of illness or injury" would not be allowed to deduct lor medical or hospital expenses. The fringe benefits that accrue to salaried workers — employer contributions to insurance, welfare, and retirement funds — would be taxed by the Federal Government, So, too, would unemployment compensation and public "assistance payments. In other words, a man drawing jobless pay or getting relief checks would be required to pay income taxes on them. Spelled out, the Heller proposals would mean that millions of Americans who contribute to cancer research, to the heart fund, to colleges, and to their churches, would be visited by the tax collector. Most non-profit organizations doing socially-productive work can continue to function only because those who contribute great sums of money can write them off on their income tax returns. By this combination of altruism and practicality, the great scientific and medical break-throughs have been financed. Fund raisers for worthy causes know through experience that the checkbook stays in the pocket until the treasury has granted tax exemption. True, there have been abuses to tax exemption. The Institute of Pacific Relations, which contributed to America's ignorance of the Chinese Communists' intentions and influenced our suicidal Far East policies in the 1910s, had tax exemption. But no sys- tom can be judged exclusively by its abuses nnd the fact remains that the IPR lost its privileged status when the lid was taken oil its activities. With one hand. Professor Heller offers to lower the tax base, but with the other he makes almost every dollar received by rich or prx>r alike taxable. The great industrialist can learn to live with this. There is no law that requires him to give a favorite university a million dollars for a new science building. The man to suffer most will be the low-income worker whose salary goes or food, rent, and clothing. (Oddly enougn. Dr. Heller has no thought of removing the exemption from union dues or taxing union income.) . Professor Holler is on record in favor of all the points I mention above, and still says flatly that he was "not changed" in his basic economic philosophy. He is a man who like most doctrinaires, insists on seeing the big picture. But the details, what will affect thee and me as we pay our bills and our taxes, are unimportant or nonessential to him. Assignment: — By Hal Everywhere KANSAS CITY, Mo. (API-He looked familiar across the crowded ballroom, but for a moment I couldn't place him. Then it came back to me. Why. of course. How could I ever for get? I had known his son well in high school, and had visited in his house several times then. "It's a real pleasure io see you again sir," I said, stepping up and wringing him by the hand. "You probably don't remember me, but I used to know your son Joe' real well—years and years ago." The man stared at me, tlion said: "You realiy are lost. I am Joe. I wondered when you were going to say hello." Well, mat's the way it is. They say you can't come home again. This "isn't true. You can com? home again. But if you meet high school classmates after a quarter of a century or more you find something has happened to them. You feel you are still the razzle-dazzle kid who used to drive the study hall teacher crazy. Nothing has changed you. But your classmates are different. The girls look like their mothers, the boys like their fathers. What has time done to them? It is very hard to understand. It is now 24 years this very month that I left this lovely home town of mine—the heart of America—to storm New York City with empty pockets and a head full of dreams. Through the years I have come back home as often as I could. as most sons of the Midwest do. to drink again from the renewing common sense fountain that flows deepest in the center of our continent. On each visit I could see signs of vital change in terms of expansion and new building, but also signs of decay in things I would like to remain fixed forever as I had known them in my childhood. The city was getting youngT and fresher and taller, but nV people and houses I had known were getting older and more tired. Other Views EDITORS SPEAK THE ANNISTON STAR In the. interest of greater safety, it perhaps would he well to equip motor hikes with sidecars, and to require parents to go along as passengers. The young daredevils mirfit find th.it with the. extra load they can't fly quite as high, hut they still should be able to get across a pretty zncxi idea as to 'lie hazards of their sport. And parents might have suggestions as to ways of minimizing those hazards—that is, if they're nof rendered speechless. PERMIT ASKED WASHINGTON f AP) — George L. dossago of Robstown. Tex., asked the Federal Communications Commission Monday to issue a permit for a new radio station »t Robstown. It would operate on 1510 kilocycles. 500 watts, dav- Boyl« ~~ ~~~ ~ On Diis trip. <<"' '^ l ""' lrn Pimky. the family don. who is J jvars old di.in't lurk when my ".•at, rolled up to ""' l! " l ' st '- silP stood there wuium:, lik" •< nmwnion-i'oloivil durh<'.-s - slit- s mostly Chinese diow-unl.il I pat, r ,l her on the head. Then she Miiiled gravely and moved heu\ i- ly after me to the front door. ' -poor Pimky," said my m-itln'i 1 hier "She has a bad cyst >n her 1.x. We've given her X ra\s. •md she's had two operations- ami the donor says a third wont do any ginxi. ••U may he necessary latsT to put her to sleep, and T just ran't think about it. None of us ran. She has been such a good clog. When you come home a^iin, news like that depresses you. You fed the weight of mortality pressing on others. But somehow vou feel impervious to eluuige Vourself. You are still as yonns as the day you left town. Nothing has happenrd to you. 'Hie other night I went to a social ooiv.sinn a» d overheard n couple talking. "He's beginning to look more and more like his father," he said. "It's almost creepy." "Oh no." she disagreed. "His father never lost that much hair —and he would never have lot himself get that fat.' He shushed her. "Be careful. He'.s standing right there." Tht'v walked away. It took me a ful'i two minutes to realize whom they had Ixx-n talking aU)iit. Chance plays no favorites. You can go home again—but you can't bring back quite the same person you took when you left. Bible Verse Bl?T NOT as the offence, so also is the frro gift. For if through the ntfeneo of one many b<' dead. much more the grace of God. and thf gift by grace, which is by one man. Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. Romans 5:15 Know Your Bridge -By 8. JAY BECKER- South dealer. North-South vulnerable. MOUTH AKQ72 91063 •WKT 483 VAQ0S *K84 AQJ10 * EAST 4»5 V8742 • 10852 + 753 SOUTH 4AJ1084 4K3 4.A.98Z The bidding: South West North East 1 4 Dble. Redble, Pasg Pass 2 + 2 £ Pass ** Opening lead—six of spades. Adverse bidding: frequently points the way to the best line of play for declarer to pursue. In. this hand, for example, where South is playing 1 four spades, it becomes obvious, once dummy appears, that West has all or practically all of the miss the success of both the club and heart finesses. He should mark j West with the king of clubs and A-Q of hearts, as well as the ac» of diamonds. He should therefore reason that, since tackling 1 both suits In, the normal way will probably lead to the loss of four tricks. an, alternate method of playing the hand must be sought. The only feasible way of saving one of his losers is to try to set up an endpl.iy position. Declarer begins by taking the A-K of spades and a club flncsse. West wins and returns a club (best). South cashes two club?, overtaking: with the ace, but does not cash the nine. He then leads a. low diamond. Went cannot afford to go up with the nee. because this would cnaljle declarer to discard a heart later on. the queen, so he ducks. The queen wins and South crosses to his hand with a trump. Declarer now cashes the nine of clubs, discarding a diamond from dummy. Then he plays the king of diamonds-. ing high-card strength. Declarer sees that his side had 26 of the 40 high-card points in the deck, and It is not unreasonable for him to assume that West, who doubled the spade bid, has the missing 14 points. With this In wind, therefore, South must realize that the contract Is in danger if he relies on West takes the ace, but regardless of what he returns, Sru'.h loses only one heart trifk. It is essential to delay cashing the nine of clubs. If South cashes the club too soon and discards a diamond, West do- feats the contract by going i;p With the are of diamonds as soon as the. suit is led and r«- turning a diamond. Daily Crossword -KING FEATURE ACROSS 3. Christmas 20. Reck- 1. Beach song- less material 4. Relying on 21. Brandy 5. Cummer. 5. Former 22. Ovor- bund Italian naval due 9. Hautboy base in bills 10. In Mexico, Albania 23. Narrow farewell 6. Fruit drinks inlets 12. Profound 7. Yellow ochcr 24. The 13. Choose 8. Garden tool earth 15. Affirms 11. Qualm 28. Bog- 17. Music note 14. Animal's 32. 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