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THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS HXTOUAL PAGE % , ; Brazosport and Brazoria County, Monday, September 28.1959 JIM B/SHOP: REPORTER A Fireman's Biggest Day ANOTHER DRY MARTINt? 1 When the weather is nice, the men of Engine Company 278 In New York come out, like hibernating animals, for a squint at the sun. They never move far from the front door. Like all fishermen everywhere, they wait through the long silences for a bell to ring. When it does, they roll. .They do not face danger every day. They do not die every day. • What they have is a readiness to face either. They fight fire • intelligently, tryingtosavepro- perty and lives at a minimum risk to themselves. Any other way is foolish. Among the men at Engine 276 Is Edward Roberts. He has just finished twenty years in the department. This Isn't a great deal, as time goes, but it means that he Is a veteran and has fought a great number of blazes big and small. I wanted to find out what hi* biggest day was. It had nothing to do with a fire. It happened when he first joined the department. . He and Bill Harvey were on bousewatch. The month was December. The year was 1939. The day was cold and ice formed into little cracked mirrors along the curb. The door opened and a timid man came in. He was in'his late thirties. His name was Kelly, he said, and he was at his wit's end. He needed advice or help. Mr. Kelly had a wife and two little children. He was out of work and Christmas was ten days off. His wife was going to have a baby and he felt that he had failed his family. The firemen studied the hands, clenching and unchelching, and the tear-rimmed eyes. Neither Harvey nor Roberts had any extra money. Americans never overpay their public servants. They wrote down Mr. Kelly's name and Us address. They told him to go borne and to stop worrying. They could promise nothing, they said, but they would sure try to see that the youngsters had some' sort of Christmas. The man went away. He apologized. He felt ashamed to be asking anybody to do the things he should be doing. Ed Roberts looked at Bill Harvey. And Bill looked at Ed. The question was: Is this man a bum? Aphony? A professional weeper who goes around asking for handouts? The firemen decided that he was not. They spread the word around the engine company and told the story. Firemen began to drop a little money here and there. The battalion chief came in. The captain told him the story. Soon there were a few'dollars coming in from this station and that station. It wasn't much. Christmas was a difficult season for-all of them. Eventually, Roberts and Harvey had $75incoldcash. Others brought in dolls and bicycles' and carriages that had been damaged at home. They were repaired, and added to the pile and repainted. On Christmas Eve, the two magi carried the money and gifts to the Kelly home. It was in the rear of an old flat. Twoshabbychildrenplay- ed on a threadbare rug. Mrs. Kelly glanced apprehensively at the strangers. Mr. Kelly remembered and said he never thought he'd see them again. The firemen left the toys and the money. They didn't mind Mrs. Kelly's weeping, but when Mr. Kelly began to cough and choke, they left. Mrs. Kelly begged them to tell their names. "He's Bill," said Ed Roberts. "I'm Ed. Merry Christmas." She wrote them down. "If I'm blessed with a boy," she said, "I'll name him after you men." The matter was forgotten. Once in a while, a fireman from another company would mention, it. "I threw two hard- earned bucks into that kitty and Td like to know what happened to it." Harvey and Roberts would retell the story. A long time later, Fireman Harvey and Firemen Roberts received Identical cards in the mail. When they were opened, the scrawled writing said: "Thank you for taking -c»re of my mother before 1 was bom." ft was signed "William Edward Kelly." And so, after SO years of fighting the big fires and the-small ones, and sitting out the long waits between, when I ask Ed Robens: "What was your biggest day?" he tells me a ridiculous little story like this. A real hard-boiled bunch, these firemen.... WASHINGTON SCB^E.. Couldn't Happen, But Did By GEORGE DKON PITTSBURGH -- The pleasantly plump woman taken aback ' at the sudden apparition of the Soviet Premier intheSanFran- ciso suburban supermarket and : landing crunchily in a display ,of potato chips. . .Eddie Fisher and • Elizabeth Taylor rubbernecking at Nikita S.Khrushchev and being rubbemevked at.. •Khrushchev bellowing on a movie lot, "Where's my exploiter?" and meaning the pained and dignified U.N. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge. . These, and a thousand other images of the most fantastic event I have ever covered, keep •wimming through my head. Most Americans tours of foreign potentates are marked by incidents, but the Khrushchev expedition has been marked so much it's a mass of welts. . At 20th Century Fox I saw harried minionsscurryingfrom TV set to TV set removing the knobs so no one could switch from Khrushchev to the crucial Dodgers-Giants ball game-while Nikita was stiU on the lot. Everything that just couldn't- happen in America has happened on this transcontinental tour of the Communist boss. Speaking'of "boss," 1 sawthis caption ''Niktta andMrs.Boss" in a Dei Moines paper and naturally assumed it was a copy reference to Nina Petrovna Khrushcheva. • • ' Nothing,so plausible as that.' Apparently we bivjsjjjjjch; in common. We like theioss'to catch us working. Corning back from San Jose to San Francisco, we saw a poig- -,-.._„„,__ v ^w»w. a. ..•». /nant relic of last year's Cali- -JT^^Jiffi w " Mrs - EdwiO-A.^-fomls Senatorial fight. Oh'the Boss, wife <Ff hotel ownerr—side of a hill can be made out The fantastic piled upon the the letters "GK". They are all that's left of the great campaign sign of Goodwin Knight, and about all that's left •of politically Goody too. phantasmagoric, Gelgercoun ters were run over the Premier's hot dogs. Apparently they don't put the stuff in hot w Yuuiitauy uoouy 100. dogs they used to. Notan ounce „ At the SMr-studded Hollywood oruranlum in a dogful. ~ -^Kiovie luncheon, I asked Tom The images flood back in frag- Ewell, the Broadway stage ments and out.of sequence.. At comedian, what had' attracted the Ambassador Hotel in r Los r -.~such a notable crowd. "Some Angeles, the head Gxiunimisf-'- came out of curiosity," replied was welcomed-'warmly by the- Mr. Ewell cynically. "And son of the owner. The latter used to be quite a Commy-chaser before he was unqttletly undrafted. He's David Scnine, who washalftheSchine- Cbhn team that used to dig up- stuff for.the late Senator Joe McCarthy. On the special train from Los Angeles to San Francisco the loud-speaker announced that Khrushchev was about to come through the train on an inspection tour. The American reporters leaped up from their typewriters; the Russian reporter* leaped back to theirs. JkWeWASHINGTON MARCH OF EVENTS; Public W.ll Pesltden International Issue* Understanding of .fvtnlt Is Aim of Foreign Policy By HEJfRY CATHCART Central Press Association Washington Vfrittr •TOTASHINGTON'-The American public is better and more TV soundly informed on international issues today than at any time . nee World War II. This i. the careful conclusion of opS •ampllngg and other devices used to gauge the level of public awareness of such matters. v The conclusion U of utmost importance to the State depart- went and the federal government becaus* American policies can be successful only to the degree that they A 1 have the support of a majority of the people. Over the long run, unpopular policies have been forced to undergo a change by the pressure of public opinion on Congress and more directly via the ballot bpx. Government leaders have long been convinced that a better-Informed public produces a more realistic foreign policy and one that is more apt to be fruitful because the countries it deals with recognize the strength of the public will. Increased public understanding of current world situations did not come about by accident. The goal was In the background of recent events which were set in motion by President Eisenhower and his top aides. *h ,r ,. Jli ^ hard M ' Nixon's Russian tour, Khrushchev's -—--•> the United States, and Eisenhower's pending return visit ^•p. 11 ^d^r^a^xrf CL±rs£ macy has been replaced by dramatic personal symbols which in oMhi^M HH""^ PUbHC attentlon on th « ev *»t« "«1 background ™! h,,t S , " Ue ° f our tlmei '-communism vs. capitalism. The bitter anti-communist prejudices of tht early '80s are fad-' Wg. In th«lr place is a more mature awareness of the com- ptexity of international issue, and » willingness to exercUe patience and firmness in seeking a solution. Woihinalon success ta hltto *- the o " « durt u, « a " °' d >tory that circul «ed in Washington during the bputmk era a couple of years ago h* «n.M°H B , lna « V r"° n ' a " Amerfca " sciential was Mked what •A dead"RHS . • °" m °° n *'"*" h " gOt th ' J: '' Hi * ''"P'*' k In the new version of the story, the word "dead" is eliminated. come to hedge their bets." In several cities, Khrushchev put aside his prepared text, remarked that he didn't 'need a script. It might be better if he did. : A Des Moines journalist described Nikita as "a pawed bear under sedation", 2 familiar sight In his communtiy. Roswell Garst, the self-effacing farmer who self-effaced himself all over three farms while enter-. tainlng Khrushchev and throwing ensilage atnewspapermen, proved himself a preclslonlst about time. He handed out this mimeographed announcement: "Mr. Khrushchev must leave Coon Rapids not later than 2:30 p.m. at the latest 3 p.m. We passed a supermarket on the outskirts of Des Moines called "Hinky Dinky" -- run, no doubt, by a man named Parlex Vous. . .The atheist Premier engaged in a barnyard debate with old farmer Garst on whose side God is on.. .An innocent onlooker named Jack Christenson, of Mason City, Iowa, was rendered numb when Mr. K patted him on his generous tummy and remarked: "Now, there's a real American." The memories swing back and forth. AttheDeerefarmimple- ment plant in Des Moines a little Russian photographer named Sokolov tried to get a better shot of his Premier watching red hot reaper blades emerge from a furnace. He jumped into a bin to get a closer picture. He jumped put a-yelling. The bin was where' red hot rejects dropped. He was unhurt, but his shoes were done to a turn, Then in Pittsburgh there was the girl,,, QUOTES......... FT. LAUDERDALB - James Plouff, 45, after spending the night in the ocean when his small boat capsized: ' "The water was cold and small fish nibbled at me. it was the longest night of my life." • * * * WOODSTOCK, Vt. - New York Gov, Nelson Rockefeller when asked what he had accomplished on his two-day trip into New England; "I found a lot of friend*." ONE EXCEPT V THE MONDAY ON TELEVISION:, XPKC-TV CHANNEL ft XUHT-TV 0 CHANNM. <1 XGUb-TV I I CHANNBt, «* KTHK-TV IJ 4:0(1 B l-nnnev Town CD Frarly Show ''Fear," Jn«rid Bergman, Kurt KruPcer __ _ H) American Bandstand •4:45 B To|i|wr 5:111 l:>0 «:4» FOREIGN NEWS COMMENTARY De Gaulle Gaining Foes By PHIL NEWSOM UPI Foreign Editor . From the foreign editor's notebook: IN OPPOSITION Khrushchev's visit would be designed to show once again the Russians are not prepared to barter away any of their present hold on East Germany's 17 million people. _ t _ The Russian leader may also use the trip to Former Premiers of the extinct French Fourth indicate whether there has been any change in Republic are coming more and more into thefore. his basic position on West Berlin as result of in opposition to the policies of President Charles his Camp David talks with Eisenhower de Gaulle. . ., , —APOLITICAL NOTE . : Last January socialist Guy Mollet walkedoutof " Something is cooking in Italian internal politics the cabinet in a gesture of disapproval of the but no one yet is sure exactly what. Indication is Gaullist austerity program. Thisweek. conserva- Premier Antonio Segni's cancellation of his trip twe Georges Bidault emerged astheprimemover to Canada last week end and the shortening of his 4fttbs^ne>b!'rallxfqraFj:enchAlgttfa' I (RAF>*'-yU. S.ivisitataitinB<$ept.:30. ', movement'designed to oppose any movetoward -.•• Segni/is invthe.midst of a, sharjir fj'gh't VrtthliL autonomy for Algeria) ^ . - the Christian Democratic party'Which mteS^-' Ne« expected voice to be heard fs that of Felix. Oct. 23 in Florence in a crucial convention. GaUlard. France s boy premier in the sixmonths Former "center-left" Premier Amintore Fan- before de Gaulle came to power. Galllard..chief .fanl'has picked that platform to gain control of of the radical party leaders together to launch a the party which is the largest in Italy and which, campaign based on the theme: "Democracy can- with various coalitions, has rul«d Italy since the not exist without a center-left force," • «nrfnf Wm-w w.r IT • -. ; UNITY Moscow diplomats in Bonn. Germany, say So- end of World War II. , There is speculation that Segrii hopes'to f6ll the " Fanfani plan with a bombshell announcement of a" ... . ,„ ; * **, —«• — ...—..- r —*, .,.».*» Mw*iiMMi»»u tuuiwbu 1^-1^4uuifc v/* *» viet Premier Nikita Khrushchev probably .will four-party coalition of Christian Democrats .,.-.,. =.... ,-— v ..a._, ... Liberals. Social Democrats and Republicans which would be middle-road and '"dependent of support either from right or V ,-'..', , visit -East Germany next month when Communist: there celebrate .the 10th anniversary of the so- called German Democratic Republic. STATE CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS Time For Trial Balloon By VERN SANFORD • Texas Press Association '/-• '..-, ' AUSTIN, TEXAS—From now until January, Texas political skies will be crowded with trial ballons. Already, through polls, public andprivate, conferences and speeches, a host of ambit ous politicos are trying to test the wind and fix their' time tables accordingly. In past decades, office holders all down the line arranged their schedules on the assumption that the governor would retire after two terms-. When the governor moved out, others moved up. and a succession of vacancies was created. But Gov. Allan Shivers served three terms and pan of another. And Gov. Price Daniel seems in no hurry to leave attheendof his second term. Polls have shown strong support for Daniel for another term. Some observers say a "three-term governor" tradition may be taking hold. A roadblock at thetop would pose hard decisions for those who have been getting primed to move up. Atty. Gen. Will Wilson's firm plans to run for governor have been no secret. But he has not said he will run even if Gov. Daniel does If Daniel does run and Wilson decides to sit tight, a half-dozen attorney general hopefuls, including Speaker Waggoner Carr. will be.either stalled or up againsttstiffer odds. In legislative races much of thessmeagonizing Is going on. Wherever a senator is up for reelect on, there are usually one or more House members itching to try for th e post, Some have already jumped ins some have definitely decided against it. Others are still "talking around." In many minds is the old saying that the time comes when a man must go "up or out." i Question is: "When is that time?" DEMOS GUARD HARMONY-For the moment, at least, Texas Democratic Party leadership appears more united at the summit than U has been in years. ; , At their recent meeting, State Democratic Executive Committee members cheered both Gov. Daniel for a third term a/id U. S. Sen. Lyndon B, Johnson for.president, Gov. Daniel, Committee Chairman Ed Connally and National Commitee- man Byron Skelton all applauded Johnson. In 1956 Sen. Johnson had to push Gov, Allan Shivers and his supporters put of party leadership in order to go to the national convention as the Texas nominee. Such upheaval apparently will not be necessary in I960. Not present for the harmony fest, however, was Mrs. R. D. Randolph, national committeewoman and leader of the liberals! Democrats of Texas faction. DOTers fell out with Johnson after the '56 convention. They've made it clear they won't push the Johnson bandwagon. Many of the same group are working in the Democrats for Stevenson movement. But whether they can or will laun-.h a larr.c sc">i» <•':••• ;«.im- - 'nethesena- _-tor in his home state is not yet known. JUSX NEED,MONEY--Officials of Texas' bulging cities took a long look at their multiplying pro- blemtfand decided they needed many things, but mainly money. ' As the Texas Municipal League convention would up, the incoming president, McAUen Mayor Phillip Boeye concluded, "Very few municipal problems can't be solved with money." Earlier, TML speakers pointed especially to these angles of Texas urban dilemma. -1. Tax sources -- With increasing demands for city services, city governments are limited on the ways they can get money, principally to the property tax. Cong. Jim Wright, formerly mayor of Weatherford, pointed out that half of all gasoline is consumed in the cities, but cities get no part of the gasoline tax money for city streets. Forty- four states, he said, split gas tax money with cities. 2, State domination -- Although 70 percent of Texas population is concentrated in urban areas, city government, said outgoing President Louie Welch, is a "child oi state government." And since the Legislature is rural-dominated, cities invariably come out second best in battles with the farmers. John McKee, chairman of the 1937-58 State Tax Commission, expressed the belief that Texas money problems would be worse before they're better. McKee said that although the budget was covered by the last legislative session, the state's long-term revenue problems, including state- local fiscal .relations, is "far from solved." COUNTIES'FUTURE CONSIDERED-- Problems of Texas counties were reviewed by Atty. Gen. Will Wilson and Sec'y of State Zollie Steakley in talks before the County Judges and Commissioners Association, THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS' ~ ESTABLISHED till JAMES I. NAIOH N!M.U»H CLEMS HEATH „;'. CDITOS Onrii BCicorn Morrli Fretmui Aovprtifttnc Nffturer Mrrhinlctl supirintrndrnt RobtiU D«n:.by I g. (T»xl HendrU Mmtjlng Editor CtrcUltllon Mtniirr •«lli- !(cMOrr«> Birnlci Cldir Sporli Editor olllcf kUniler dtUj mi) limtu »eipt IWurdo by rublUhiti, tie., IW «. Pus Avt.. Priiporl. T«»». . . .. . . I. Nibon. Priildnl. ClwiUti< Uvtrtlilni it- pwlment opin I i.m. to 11 noon Uturdiu, oloud sun. f SH: to .»>?"' c*nctl or eorriel cluiUlia tdvirliilnt. WorW wldi newi coverall 'b» OnlUd Pr§u InHrnnUjnH, Membnp el TIXII DMJi Prill Aiiocltllon. T«i»l Pr«» AiMClttlon. Reprfitnled nulonuij tor T«si Nentpiper n»u --nd elui m»lt«r Mtrch 21, mi, ai thi fM °"-*'' ""*" "" *" "' Co "« r "" tOBWRIPtlOM' EATII B' ""'.*/' Dtu * V* *nd** *l-M PW ""i" ?i;r Mr ""c^ nibicrlpUoi) rltli m CB Kltjrlk>! Showtime B "an Frunc.jsco Beat (D News, Sports IB Superman CM O Himtlc.v llHnkloy O Friendly Glnnt QI UOIIR Edwards, News MONDAY EVENING • :M B >Neir«, .Sport* O Rlology 161 S LIfe nf Rlley News. Wenlher John Daly, News Buckskin—"Mary Me- Namnra," repent; find program S Highway Patrol Shirley Temple's Storybook — Returning with repett stories; "All Balm and the Forty Thieves," Nchemlah Persolf, Rnfael Campos, Mlrlnm Colon, Thomas _ Gomez. Bruce Gordon 4:W O Mathematics 132 7:00 B l-n'« and Marrtoffr— A compoaer r«lni*» to write muftle Ql The Texan — Ijinglfy unwittingly buys A herd with counterfeit money in Mexico »:» B Weils Knrno — An »1- derly lady I* Involved with three singe robberies O Houston School Board —Regular -meeting ID DuPont Show of the Month—Start of new season; Eliot AsinoCs adaptation of "Body and Soul," Ben G a r. z a r a, Neville Brand, Martin Balsam, Franchot Tone; a boy . rises to success In the boxing ring 09 John Guniher's High Road—"Cuba," with Cesar __ Romero, guest guide 1:00 B Peter Glum — "Crlss- cross," »' near eh for • missing man leads to Italy O) Top Plays—"Return to Triumph," George Brent 1:80 B Goodyear""xheaFre~Il Start of new season; Bea HecMV "Hello, Charlie," Tony Randall; ilrnnrn based on an event In the life of Ui* late Charles MacArthur In Hie newspaper business. In the 1920s CD Sherllf of Cochlse^ " '•*>. O Steve Allen Show—Re- jtuniing on new day; Tab ; »HntW,'.1«in:Kli'ott!i,"Lonl» Njc, Dayton Allen, Gabe Dell, Fat Harrington Jr, Leu Brown «..d bis or- ehestrn; COLOR 0) Hennesey — D a b u i; sitL-ation-comedy series about a Navy doctor, with Jackie Cooper,-Abby! Dai- Ion, Roscoc K«rns, H Kulky CB 77 Sunset Strip- Girl Who Cdllldn'1 member," u gin can't remember why «h« hat tlO.OOOi repeat CD June Allyson — "Dark MornlnR," Belt* Da»l«, Leif Erlckson; a schoolteacher and » newspaper*, man aid H young girl accused of murder ' gDrndllne New*, Wealher J CB Night Edition Newi_J CD Jack P «ii r — Arfetw Francis, guest tw>M*ss fot week; Simon* Slimoret, Billy Rose, Lee Wiley, Rnoul Levy B N>w», H>nlhfr, Sportf CO Movlctlme — "Merrily We Live," Conitwtt* Ben- 10:19 10 ISO 10:49 B MOM Theatre—"Eys-. witness," Donald Rlnflca, Muriel Pnvlowj Hnxpentf story abont a mnrdtf lt:00 CD Late Show" — "Gambling on the High Seas," Juno Wymim,' John LJftl C0 Janet Dean UiM B Naughty Mari«ti» TDKSDAY MOBNINO Time, Chnnoei,_ Program 6:00 B Atomic Age Fhysleii \ «i30 B Modern t'hemlatry — cx)i,oii «l:M_CD Hood "Morning Don *:60 CD Morning Report *'^ CD Farm Report 7:00 B Tixln.v—I,ul Nellie Fox, Sherman l«r mid Enrly W.mn of the Chicago Willie Sox .. CD Glnny Pace Show ' 7:30 O Biology 161 ; CD Hompcr Room CB Morning Edition Newt 8:00 CD Morning News CB Cartoons ____«i!5 O Mathematics 132 CD Capt Kangaroo »:*> (B Howard'Finch Show ' *:M B Dough Re Ml ' O Effective Reading I CD It's a Great Ufr I:M B Treasure Hint CD December Bridie ' 10:M B Price I* Right ' CP I Love Lucy '. Mil* B Concentration ' S Top Dollar - j • Our Miss Brooks 11:M B Tlo X»o Dough " m Love of Life I CD Tumbleweed Timst ItEMBH Oonld B* Y<»| ,..:.-,- OOLOH '•> - • -••••.-. CD Search for Tomorrow CP Kltirik's Party • 1H«B CD Guiding Light ~"~" TUESDAY AFTERNOON ' 11:0* i I Susie i News it Noon i Across the Board 13 :M 0)..Woman'» World Try and Stop Me I .... —__R,, BEK1METT ffOC— I •By BENNETT CERF A BRASH SOPRANO made her debut at the famous oper« •f*- house in Milan. The applause was so tumultuous that sht had to sing her big aria seven times. She then blew kisses to the audience and announced tearfully, "You've made B^ ~. V me the happiest girl in all the world. But I'm so exhausted I can give you no more encores." From the top .balcony came 'a stern voice: "You go right on singing that ana till you get it right!" "Phew," signed a, relieved surgeon as he joined lila colleagues in the liospft.il'3 executive dining room. "X sure performed that operation In the nick of time! Another hour and tha patient would have recovered without: It!" i a w " kly n « w 'P»P"' In the deep South: "Dupiti the high coat of liquor, a ten-cent drink of It Is still available la this state — a recent autopiy shows." DAI.LY CROSSWORD ACROSS 1. Mattress filling- 5. Tropical tree 9. Craze 10. Assumed name 12. Eight-part composition 13. Range of hills 14. Mark as correct 15. The clover IT. Marine algt 20. Mulberry 21. Mistakes 32. Lain 24. A quack mtdicine S«.Head covering SB.r*a«t pr — Jl, Opu* (atbr.) 32. Bubbled (colloq.) 83. A fin* cotton S8. Vei. in, ,. Mtxico J7. Assam allkwornu M.Brag 41, Ointment 42.WMUI time 41. Plant ovule 44. Golf peri 3. Bind 4. Rags 5. Peeled 6. Arabic letter 7. Italian resort -8. Of the Three Wise Men B. Antlered animal 11. Vend* 16. Comfortable 18. River (It.) IB. Lumber 22. Unable ,to spiak 23. Man's name 25. Welsh rabbit 26. Expects 27. Mutlo dramas 29. Head, lands 30. Redacts 32. Stationed 34. Vex 35. Cavern 1. Supporter (.Kitchen SsUrtliy'i Aiiwtf 39. Poem. 40. Malt baverafe JT it TF If ft <t

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