The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on January 28, 1969 · Page 4
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Baytown, Texas
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9*&*m* *mt Tuesday . January 28. 1969 #3^!?-^-ra*^^ *** Editorials And Features •§ :ftff* : ; : ; : ;fc' : : : - : - : *tt- : -S^^ Harris DA Voices Hope For State Law Changes Harris County Dist. Atty. Carol Vance, during a banquet address in Baytown, listed a few of many major legislative changes he and other law enforcement officials would like to see made. Vance was the speaker at the annual Jaycee Distinguished Service Awards Banquet. Five topics he discussed were police training, crimes of violence, tougher driving - while - drinking standards, bail for felons and additional criminal courts in Harris County. All of the topics are up for legislative discussion, and Vance urges action on all. On police training, Vance sees the importance of a mandatory training course across the state for all men concerned with law enforcement. "It takes more than putting a badge on a man and giving him a gun to make him a policeman," Vance said. "There should be state requirements on training our officers to make them better officials and at the same time upgrade our police systems." Vance would like to see tougher enforcement on crimes of violence — those committed by persons with weapons. He urges that minimum punishment be raised on all acts with firearms. He cited examples where many minor acts - such as stealing expensive hubcaps — often carry as strict, and in some cases more strict, penalties than some acts of violence. Vance would like to see an "implied consent" law concerning driving while intoxicated. "When a person gets his driver's license, I'd like to see that mean the person agrees to a breath or blood test if he or she is arrested on a drunk driving char. 1 He said IHJU a driver can refuse to take such a i >l and there is nothing the officers do. Also, the officers, if the case goes to a jury, are not allowed to tell the jury that the person charged refused to take the test. Vance is disturbed by the number of persons out on bail on a felony crime committing j second felony. "I'd like to sco a statute whereby the accused on the •>ocond crime could be held for a reasonable time (if the first offense was a felony)' without bail until he could be brought to trial. This topic was closely connected with Vance's fifth "need" - more criminal courts in the county. Harris County has six criminal courts and the district attorney would like to see the creation of four more to ease the overloaded dockets. The Harris County Bar Association has endorsed creating four more, and it is hoped approval will be given by the legislature. Vance said crime has grown six times that of population. In 1966 there were 5,000 felony indictments. In 1967 there were 5,700 and in 1968 that figure grew to 7,200. Vance anticipates 8 to 9,000 in 1969. He said there are 6,800 felony cases pending trail. He said 850 to 900 cases a year is all that a criminal court should be expected to handle. With this terrific backlog of cases, an accused person unable to make bail must remain in county jail until his case can be heard. Vance urged the Jaycees to interest themselves deeper in law enforcement activities and problems. He said all citizens could help "through a better understanding of our enforcement system." Congratulations! Special recognition was given three Baytonians by the Junior Chamber of Commerce for their contributions through community service. David Evans was elected as Baytown's outstanding young man under 35. Robert Gillette was honored as the community's distinguished. And Fred Dittman was cited for 50 years of service. The Sun joins the Jaycees and others in the community in congratulating the trio for their selection. The tributes awarded the three show each has given much time and effort in promoting Baytown and community projects. The Sun also congratulates the Jaycees for their awards banquet. It offers the community an outlet to honor those who work so hard. You Have To Be Fast To Live By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) —Things a columnist might never know if he didn't open his mail: You have to be fast on your feet to survive in today's world, but as a matter of fact by the thne you are 65 you will have spent 12 years of your life seated—and then you retire to a rocking chair. Does your pet pooch have a doghouse of his very own? You can buy one now at prices ranging from S3M to $750. Wall-to- wall carpeting costs extra. Humorist Jean Shepherd predicts that soon well be wear- ing suits of armor at night to protect us against muggers. But how would a fellow defend him-, self against a robber armed with a can opener? The mother of Winston Churchill, the American-born Lady Randolph Churchill, gave more to immortality than her son. She is credited with inventing the Manhattan cocktail in 1874. Winston himself preferred brandy. Disposable hospital rooms are being developed to protect patients against infection. They'll consist of a sanitary synthetic material which can be inflated M THE DOCTOR SAYS Coronary Heart Disease Can Now Be Prevented * Ifc By WAYNE G. BRANDSTADT, M.D. ("First oi Four Related Columns.) Coronary heart disease, once thought to be a natural consequence of aging, is now known to be preventable. The preventive measures, however, must be started early in life if they are to be effective. Although avoidance of risk factors later in life is beneficial, it is of less value than if the hazardous practices were never begun. The known risk factors include (1) a sustained high nlo*d pressure higher than 160/J6, (2) a serum choles- te-r&l level of more than 260 or a triglyceride level of more than 250. (.3) a fasting blood sugar of more than 120 by the Folin-Wu method, a decreased glucose tolerance or sugar in the urine. 14) a history of gout or a blood uric acid level over 75, (5) sedentary habits with very little physical activity, (6) body weight 30 per cent over the normal standard for your height, (7) certain electro- cardiographic abnormalities, (8) habitual cigarette smoking and (9) emotional tension. N* tur a 1 ly, the more of these factors found in any in- divktoal, the greater the chance of a heart attack. With heart month coming up soon, I am already getting a lot of letters about the heart. Q—I have just got out of the hospital, where my "myocardium and one arteriole showed a little damage." There was also "a small amount of cholesterol" in my blood. What does this mean? A—A small blood vessel supplying your heart muscle i myocardium) is obstructed. Either you have had a mild heart attack and your doctor wants to break it to you gently or you are a candidate for such an attack. Everyone has cholesterol, a vita! compound, in his blood. Your doctor is trying to tell you that you have a slight excess and should cut down on fats. Q—I am 50 and have had a coronary thrombosis. Is it all right to drink alcohol and, if so, what amount can be taken? A—A recent study indicates., that alcohol has a mild dilawr effect on the coronary ^aNwies in some, but not all, ^persons. Most doctors perrtm, but do not urge, their coronary patients to have an ounce of hard liquor or the equivalent before the evening meal and another at bedtime. (Newipaptr fnttrpritt <*jjn.) Plea if tend your quettions and commtnti to Wafiw G. Ironditadt, M.D., in core of thit fteptt. While Dr. Brondslorft cannot answer inrfi- rirfuo/ ttttert, ht wilt anrwtr Ittttn oi gtntrof interest in future columti. inside the regular room and then discarded when the patient is discharged. Speaking of germs, some scientists are worried.that earth may be contaminated by new forms of life brought back by outer space vehicles. William S. Benninghoff, University of Michigan botanist, proposes that such vehicles be landed in a special area of Antarctica where any such micro-organisms could be isolated and destroyed. Quotes Street crimes at night are nothing new to cities. They were so common in ancient Rome that one citizen remarked, "You will be a fool to go out without making a will." All of us have trouble making both ends meet, but at least we are better off than the sloth. This creature eats so slowly that by the time it finishes one meat it's time for the next. Household hint: To lengthen the life of a new cord clothesline, boil it in soapy water for a few minutes before putting it up. Now that U.S. presidents have a six-figure annual income, few in the future should die broke. Those in the past who did include Thomas Jefferson, whose daughter had to sell his Monticello estate to pay his $40,000 debts, William Henry Harrison who left no estate, and U.S. Grant. Chicago Sky Is A Sewer By PAUL HARVEY Bay town Sun Columnist The sky over Chicago is a sewer. Even on clear days, the horizon is obscured by "indutrial weather." Even on clear nights the stars are dim or dark. If the wind is from the southeast, the vomit from a dozen steel mill chimneys may turn our street lights on at noon. . Yet when one lives in the dark, he grows accustomed to the dark. It is when I go visiting under Arizona's smiling skies that the awareness strikes with a swift sharp pain that we are our own worst enemies. " The Russians are not loosing poisonous gas over our babies' cribs; we are. No, the day is not dark over Tucson. The diamond - studded night is magnificent yet. But each succeeding visit I watch the sinister symptoms of pollution increasing and compounding their increase. I hear expressions of public awareness of the problem. I read statements by stale legislators demanding action and suggesting some. I am told that Tucson, at considerable sacrifice, has said "Thanks, but no thanks" to any smelters in this immediate area. Yet from others' smelters and from myriad lesser sources, the soiled haze intensifies and, on windless days, crawls like a monumental malignancy across the desert and up into the surrounding foothills. Even here, it would appear, we are all downwind from slow death. Human ecology is the interplay between man and his environment. For 3,500 years of recorded history, man has sought and won a considerable degree of mastery over his envoronment. Presentiy, fnan -is in acute danger of losing that mastery — of being left defenseless against an increasingly hostile en- voronment. A symposium on this subject was conducted last year in Warrenton, Va. Then and there, frankly anxious scientists urged a Manhattan Project to halt this enemy. As three decades ago our nation's best brains were mobilized to develop an A-bomb — to protect us from Asia's limitless hordes — now, they said, we must similarly mobilize defenses against this advancing enemy. Indiana University Prof. Lunton Caldwell and Dean Frederick Sargent of the University of Wisconsin's college of en- voronmental sciences agree that this counterattack is as urgently needed "as any military preparation ever was." They seem to favor massive government grants to univer- sitiles for a crash program of research. A nonscientist, insurance executive Howard Ennes, says we can't wait for that. "If we wait for the final data to be added up there'll be nobody around to add it up." Already, there is a measurable increase in stomach cancer (almost doubled) in areas with large amounts of soot and ash in the air. Ennes urges immediate mobilization of everybody. School children, educators, parents — demand pure air! Government, labor organizations — enforce installation of smoke suppressors. Industry, business, schools, churches — refuse to accept air pollution, demand prosecution of polluters. Americans aroused, mobilized, have rescued themselves from external threats; confront now this enemy within the gates! It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best laws, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws.—Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president. Bmjinron Fred Hartm*n ............................ Editor and Publisher Bill Kartman ................................. General Manager John Wadley ................................. Bu«ine«» Manager Beulah Mae Jackson ................ Assistant To The Publiaher Paul Putman ....................... Awlrtant To The Publisher Ann B. Pritchett ................................ Office- Manager EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT Preston Pendergrasi ........................... Managing Editor Johnclla Boynton ................... Assistant Managing Editor ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT Dwlght Moody .................................. Retail Manager Cori-ie L*ughlin .............................. National Manager Entered as second class matter at the Baytown, TexM, 77620 Post Office under the Act of Congress of March S, J87». Published afternoons, Monday through Friday, and Sundays by The Baytown Sun, Inc. at 1301 Memorial Drive In Baytown, Texa*. P.O. Beat 90, Baytown 77320 Subscription Rate* By Carrier $1.95 Month, $23.40 Per Tear Single Copy Price lOc Mall r»t*c on request Represented Nationally By Texa* Newspaper Representatives, Inc. UKVTBDl OV THE ASSOCIATED PROM Th« Annelttfd Pr*M It •ntUI«d «tclu« to th« ujt tor r*publle«Uon to tny n*m itl«p«icJi« eradltid (o II or not othirwu* cr*rilt*d In IM' p«p*r ud low] nrw» of tpont*n*ou« orltfn publi**d twrrtn. nJchli or r*put>M<«Ua« kf loc«a r«w» of >potMAiMoui origin publltfwd b*r*ln. RJfhU oi r»pu»lla»>losi af matter h*r*ln ir* »l*o Bridge Tips Bridge Mystery: How to Get Set By Oswald & Jomes Jacoby , ^ ~ Not Exactly a Red Carpet \ Washington Merry- Go-Round- Nixon Gets Sobering Document On Violence By DREW PEARSON And JACK ANDERSON WASHINGTON — Probably the most sobering document President Nixon has found on his desk is a "Progress Report" on violence in America, depicting the country in the grip of a fury thai has erupted on the campuses and exploded in the ghetloes, that stalks the streets and may even lie in wait for himself behind some dark window. The unpublished report, prepared by the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence, raises more questions that it answers. But seven task forces are still digging for the root causes of some of the most turbulent years in American history. In the past five years, the report points out: 1. "239 violent urban outbursts, involving 200,000 participants, have resulted in nearly 8,000 injuries and 191 deaths, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage"; 2. 370 civil rights demonstrations and 80 counterdemonstra- tions have occurred, involving more than a million participants; 3. hundreds of student demonstrations "have resulted in seizure of university facilities, police intervention, riot, property damage and even death"; 4. anti-war protests "have involved some 700,000 participants in cities and on campuses throughout the country." The commission also cited the soaring crime statistics, particularly the homicide rate, noting: "A dramatic contrast may be made between Manhattan Island, with a population of 1.7 million, which has more homicides per year than all of England and Wales with a population of five million. And New York's homicide rates are by no means the highest among American cities." Concludes the commission: "The elimination of all violence in a free society is impossible. But the belter control of illegitimate violence in our democratic society is an urgent imperative and one within our means to accomplish." EVEN BEFORE President Nixon was sworn in, he had decided to devote his first 100 days to cooling the passions that have inflamed the country. He will deliberately avoid controversy and conflict. In the language of the streets, he has told intimates he intends to "cool it." The magnitude of the headache Nixon has inherited is summarized in the report on violence which the commission submitted to President Johnson Jan. 9, on the eve of his departure. We have obtained a bootleg copy of the report, which covers all forms of American violence from political assassinations to highway accidents. Here are some highlights: "The commission has heard testimony from student protest leaders who defend the legitimacy of violent law-breaking, and who urge that the Tightness of the ends they seek and the •illegitimacy' of the present social order entitle them to oppose both prosecution and punishment. It has also heard a distinguished academician say that from the standpoint of the social order it is unwise to prosecute and punish every act of civil disobedience." "Those who would violate valid laws to win rights they are now denied must stop to consider how those rights can be preserved in a society where their opponents are free to follow the same course. One must ask whether any society can survive it its members rely on genuine disobedience to law as a source 'of political energy." "Those who believe in the rule of law cannot rest content with condemning those whose conscience commands them to defy ihe law. Law itself must be responsible to social change and to the correction of injustice. Our legal system has not yet corrected the injustices our society inflicts on minority groups ... If respect for law is to sustain the social order, we need to sharpen the ability of the law to clear the paths to peaceful change." "In a democratic society where ultimate power resides in the people, access to the mass media is essential for groups desiring peaceful social change. If important, discontented segments of our society are denied the right to be heard, subsequent resort to violence by these groups may perhaps be expected. Moreover, if a high value seems to be placed by the media on conflict and drama, perhpas to attract the large audiences necessary to economic well- being, this may be a positive incentive for groups to engage in violence. Violence itself may thus become a medium of communications, a means of access to the market place of ideas." "THE KEY TO much of the violence in our society seems to lie with the young. Our youth account for an ever-increasing percentage of the population. The thrust of much of the group protest and collective violence — on the campus, in the ghettoes, in the streets — is provided by our young people. It may be here, with tomorrow's generation, that ask the plumber, the carpenter, the electrician . . . . Enrich Your Vocabulary NEA F.ahirt Variety Am*«r to Pntiovt Fv»U ACROSS 1 Worker in stone 6 Desire strongly 11 Chemical hydrocarbon 12 Abrogate 14 Landed property 15 Reluctant 16 New Guinea seaport 17 River barrier 19 Stitch 20 Compass point 22 Symbol for tin 23 Legal point 24 Gratuity 26 Woody plants 29 Head (slang) 31 Peculiar 32 Golf mound 33 Scatter hay 34 Landing pier 36 Masculine nickname 38 Indian weight 39 Bone (anat.) 41 Modern 43 Follower 44 Groove 45 Relatives 47 Bullfighter 50 Hebrew ascetic 53 Anointed (archaic) 54 Issued in » »tre»m 55 Redacts Sft Lets U stand DOWN 1 Flat-topped hills 2 Testify 3 The briny 4 Canadian province (ab.) 5 Requires 6 Stuff 7 Review (ab.) 8 Simian 9 Stanzas 10 Alleviates 11 Unit of reluctance 13 Shelter (dial.) 18 Social insect 21 Coldest season 23 Blush 25 Versifier 27 Decompose 28 Biblical garden 30 Wager 34 Scoffed 35 Pronoun 37 Arid region 38 Piece o'. rock 40 Paces 42 Sauterne, sherry, etc. 43 Greenland Eskimo 44 Scepters 46 Couch 48 Jewish high priest 49 Rot flax 51 Drunkard 52 Woo much of the emphasis of our studies and the national response should lie." "The intricacies of crime statistics have little meaning for the average citizen ... He appears less impressed with numbers and rates and trends tUan with the fact that there seem to be increasingly large sections of his city where he cannot walk safely even in daylight, much less at night, and that il is now dangerous in many communities for bus drivers to carry cash or for taxis to pick up fares in certain parts of town after dark ... 11 has also prompted many citizens to arm themselves for self-protection." "Of the automobile accidents that account for 30,000 deaths each year in the 'Jnited States, there is evidence that, a substantial number result from the psychological and physiological effects of alcohol upon drivers, as well as from other factors in our culture and in the psychology of driving that promote an urge to violence." BARBS By PHIL PASTORET Instinct prompts one to action, discretion urges caution, experience reinforces discretion and instinct upsets the applecart the next time the same situation arises. * ••? * The fellows who gamble and wind up with jack are betting on a sure thing. •^34 Of course it pays to keep your house in repair. Just NORTH 4105 V J6 4 QJ 107653 4^32 WEST EAST 4AK842 *>Q3 * 987 VQ5432 i 2 V K. " " + J975 +1086 SOUTH(D) 4J976 VAK10 • A4 + AKQ4 Neither vulnerable West North East South 1 + 1 4 2 * Pass 3 N.T. Pass Pass Dble Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 4 Aiw>.) Don von Eisner has produced another Jake Wink- man bridge mystery. This time the scene is laid at Los Angeles Bridge Week and there is plenty of action with Communist spies who seem to play bridge and get involved with bridge players. We don't quite understand the whole plot but the bridge hands are interesting as usual. In today's hand Winkman doubles three no-trump in the East seat. He wins the first spade with the queen and returns the suit. His partner cashes the ace and king and sets up his last spade by leading the deuce. South played ace and one diamond. Winkman took his king and got out with a club and eventually South went down two tricks. As Don points out, North probably should not have bid two diamonds in the first place but surely should have nulled the double out to four diamonds, but bridge players do make mistakes. South corrals Winkman after the game and asks how he came to double with so little. Winkman replies. "I knew there was something wrong with the bidding somewhere. I did want a spade lead but it was a bad double. Furthermore, you should have made your contract for a top instead of going down for a bottom." Here is the winning line of play. South is in with that fourth spade. He notes that West led the deuce, not the four. He might read that as a sort of suit preference request for a club lead. Then all he would have to do would be to cash his three high clubs before throwing Wink- man in with the king of diamonds. Winkman would be forced to lead a heart. South would let that ride to dummy's jack and dummy's diamonds would all be good. The upshot of the story was that South decided he wanted to play with Wink- man instead of against him. (Newspoper Enterprise Ann,) Q—The bidding has bean: West North East South 1 + Pass 1 V Pass 2 N.T. Pass 3 V Pass 3 4 Pass 4 4 Pass ? You, South, hold: 4AQ6 VKJ7 * A10-1 *KQ108 What do you do now? A—Rid four diamonds. Your partner appears to be interested in a slam. Hearts have been set for (he final contract and you can afford (o show the diamond ace at (his point. TODAY'S QUESTION You do bid four diamonds and partner bids four no-trump. What do you do now? Answer Tomorrow QUICK QUIZ Q—What did the term "Hooverize" mean during World War I? A—As food administrator during World War I, Herbert Hoover called for "meatless meals" and "wheaUess days" to save food for hungry Europeans. The term "Hooverize" came to mean economize. Q—7s the Commonwealth o/ Puerto Rico represented in the U.S. House of Representatives? A—Yes, by a resident commissioner in Washington, who has a voice but no vote. Q—What is the meaning of the name Dorothy? A—This Greek name means "gift of the gods." Bible Verse WHEN I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his Iniquity; but hts blood will I require at thine hand. K/ekiul ;i:lR

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