The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on September 19, 1968 · Page 2
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Freeport, Texas
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Thursday, September 19, 1968
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1 A salute for DowBadische Friday and Saturday, Brazoaport finds occasion to express Its admiration for a company It has always seen as aggressive and Inevitably successful, but still regards as a hewcomer on the chemical industry skyline. This la the 10th anniversary of the start of the Dow Badische Chemical Company. It was a partnership venture of two giants-* America's Dow and Germany's Badische. The intent was to combine German technology with American management and marketing. This worked, more particularly because of the choice made by each company of its representatives in the new venture. Great as the forbears were, the new company proved itself from the start to be at least as ambitious and energetic. It was the people. The first president was Dr. E. B. Barnes, then chief of Dow research and now a top-echelon executive with corporate Dow. The manager was Dr. Tim Toepel, a German national who provided technical ability and an old-world charm that delighted both the staff and the community. When the company came on stream nearly a decade ago under Dr. Toepel's supervision, the operating group numbered 44 persons. Growth was spectacular. There were already over 300 in the firm when it took over all Dow's man-made fiber interests two years ago. Since then, employment has risen to 500. An announced new plant will employ another 50. The fibers move widened the company to four locations (Including the New York sales offices) under the direction of Jerry T. Faubion, former Dow executive and president of the Brazos- port Board of Education. This company has some admirable traits. Its own people privately express their respect and loyalty to the Dow Badische (the new name since the fibers ventureX They are ambitious for the company's future. The administrative structure is short on red tape and heavy on individual responsibility. They are good neighbors. Dr. Dieter Ambros, present general manager of the local Chemical Operations, was among the first to back the proposal of a Brazosport Junior College. The company has provided leadership for Chamber of Commerce efforts, Junior Achievement and other civic works. It has made a practice of hiring young people for summer jobs. The Dow Badische Company is a fine neighbor and a successful one.. We could wish its people no more than another decade like the one they've just completed. They have earned continued prosperity. THE WORRY CLINIC THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS EDITORIAL PAGE _ Thursday, September 19, 1958, Section I, PAGE ? \AJHAT IF YOUR RANCH FAILED? YOU'RE STILL TH6 FASTEST 6UN IN THE WEST. * . w/ f-vw;^ ;^t>:^ '- ' ' -^'^/'''X.'^ '' Eating hardest habit to quit BUSINESS MIRROR By GEORGE W. CRANE Ph. Di, M. D. CASE G-582: Damon T., aged 37, Is a smoker. "Dr. Crane, "he began," my blood pressure is 175/90, so my family physician says I should quit tobacco. f ^fBttt I have tried to do It several times In the past, yet, always failed.-' '.'#$/•• £•• • •"' "My wife also has a fault, for she is SOpoundstoo heavy. So I have dared her to diet while I try to stop my cigarettes. "But she. says It is harder to diet than quit smoking. Is that true?" • BEWARE, SABOTEURS Bad habits, such as smoking, alcoholism and over-eating, are really firth columnist that atab us in the back! They are saboteurs who shorten our life span, reduce our romantic verve, and often injure our loved ones, too. For example, the alcoholic often humiliates his children socially and may even beat them during drunken sprees. Meanwhile, he jeopardizes their lives wh«n he Is driving, even though he has had only a couple of beers. For even one beer will slow down your reaction time, thus adding to our terrific automobile highway death rate. In about 90% of auto fatalities, one or both of the drivers have been drinking. And they aren't dead drunk! For the drunks weave around till other drivers are on guard. It is just the moderate drinking driver (ostensibly soberX who produces 50% of auto fatalities! The smoker, too, injures his family by dying five year* early and thu* depriving them of five year's extra earnings! At medical and dental meetings I have thus showed those doctors the actual cash cost of the cigarette habit. Smoker § burn up $7,500 on the end* of their cigarettes by the time they die at age 65, whereat non-smokers live to 70, But their earning* average at toast 119,000 per year, *o the cigarette* reduce their income by 910,000, in addition to the f?,»90 •pent OB tobac* «o. ; r ;> Put surveys alto show that doctor* lo*e many patient* who don't relish inhaling the •econd-hand tobacco halitosis of f making doctors. TW« lot* jkn patien^* probab- Jy amount* to another 190,000 at § minimum, put thedefiaUe, documented lets to the cmokiof if at 4*a*| $57,500. tee, shorten. W«, to cancer, dla- *t*ff* 4 WtkjrW*, diet than to stop the liquor and tobacco habits. Why? Because the dieters can't cut out all food intake but must taper off. The smoker or drinker can quit entirely, and we have found that it is easier to stop a bad habit all at once than to taper off. Damon andhiswlftlaunehed their contest. She used 1 my. dehydration diet, that doesn't involve drugs. Thereby you lose 10 pounds the first 10 days. He substituted chewing gum and kept his fingers preoccupied with hand gadgets, for the smoking mania is really not a chemical hunger but a "muscle hunger" to expend pent-up energy. So send for my medical booklet "How to Stop the Tobacco and Liquor Habits," enclosing a long stamped, return envelope, plus 20?. Whale's intestines or goat used in perfumes (Always write to Or. Crane in care of this newspaper, enclosing a long stamped, addressed envelope and 20? to cover typing and printing costs when you send'for one of his booklets.) By JOHN CUN1WF AP Business Analyst NEW YORK (AP) - A visit to a perfume factory can be a dizzying experience. It can leave you a bit disoriented, your mind addled, your awe of human vanity multiplied. First there's the smell. A young lady off the production lines gets on the tiny elevator and as the door closes the scent of powder and perfume causes you to gasp for a breath of the pure Industrial smog you've been used to breathing. Then there's the language. It's fragile, soft, murmuring. A casual observation may flow in a melody of tender sounds that seems to create an awe of the product and its user. "I look at fragrances as an expression of the mystique of each woman; It surrounds a woman with a heightened aura of excitement,'' says Andrew Borzner, a vice president of the Coty company. He holds up a line of new products. "This is a tribute to American women, "Brozner says, his excitement growing as he visualizes the future market. "It is a distillation of American women. It is a mystical expression of her. It is. ,." Then there's the feeling that a'plot against reality, a conspiracy to make people what they aren't, is secretly being perpetrated behind the "employes only" doors. The essence of the fragrance-cosmetics business was described this way by Pierre Parchols, another Coty man: "A woman likes to change her personality. When she Is young she likes to look more sophisticated. And then as she grows older she attempts to retain her youth." Perfumes and cosmetics help create these new personalities. Parchols, a distinguished and gentlemanly native of Grasse, France, where the main industry has always been perfumes, Is the head nose around Coty. Nose? Well that's what they call them in the perfume factory. They sniff the new fragrances, choose the essential oils, and determine that the hundreds of scents are mixed exactly as they should be. More than 300 fragrances might make one perfume, Par- chois notes. It could Include civet, which is from the civet cat and costs $3,000 a kilogram, Bulgarian rose, which is distilled with steam, musk ton- kin from a Chinese goat and ambegrls from a whale's intestines. These are the ingredients also of an amazing business. Sales of toiletries and cosmetics last year totaled $3.5 billion. Add In the beauty parlors and the health spas and you double that figure. Women's vanity, you are inclined to believe, Is responsible for all this. But Borzner and Parchols convince you otherwise. It Isn't vanity at all, they say. It's confidence — and lack of It and the desire to acquire It. A perfume or cosmetic is not something applied only to the outside of a woman, you are told. You are then educated In the theory of the Interior woman. "It does something to the Inside of a woman. It gives her confidence, the feeling of being complete," one of the Coty men said. The other added: "A fragrance Is essential as a dress; It gives her confidence," Perhaps so. But are the wrinkle removers, the greases and jellies really worthwhile? Some dermatologists say they aren't. Said Parchols: "Yes, you can do with soap, water and one cream but It would bea minimum. Why do with a minimum? You could also fill up on bread and water but It wouldn't satisfy." THE BRAZ Fo° S ifi2 RT FACTS - EMITS WORLD Founded in W3 JAMES S. NABORS Editor and Publisher ADMINISTRATIVE DEFT, Noble Welch, , ,,,,,,, .Business Manager Nanette Mallory, Office Manager EDITORIAL DEPT, Glenn Heath, , , , , , , ,,,,.,... .Managing Editor Roberta Dauby, .,.,,,.., .Asst. Managing Editor Jesse Miller, . Sports Editor ADVERTISING DEPT. James K. Harkness, > , . . .Retail Advertising Manager Pearl Glover, . . . , , .Classified Advertising Manager CIRCULATION DEPT, Layton (Buddy) Oliver, ,,..,, .Circulation Manager Joe Howard. . . , . . , ....... .Promotion Manager PRODUCTION DEPT. George w, Joajuoa. ,,,,,,,, .Composing Room Foreman Frank Ramlro.,,,,......,,,. .Press Room Foreman Entered a» Second Class matter March 81, 1998, at the Freeport, Texas, Post Office, under the act of Congress of March t, 1170. PuttUhed daily and Sunday except Saturday at 3Q7 E. Park Av»., Freeport, Texas, by Review Publishers inc, Subscription rate*: By carrier, dally and Sunday, 11*98 P»r month, Mill futacripUon rat** are available on request, a*d are payable in advance, EDITORIAL POLICY; N*v* reporting to thl* news- nantr *hall bt accurate and lair. Editorial expres- *k«U bt ajfayi Indwwndent, outspoken and con- "Vow wor/x about 'our '— I'll wo/rx "bout WASHINGTON PEARSON Kremlin may fear break-up of empire DREW PEARSON SAYS: RUSSIAN INVASION OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA LEAVES MANY QUESTIONS UNANSWERED; RUSSIA MAY FEAR A BREAK UP OF ITS EMPIRE; EVEN RUSSIAN PEOPLE ADMIRED CZECH FREEDOM BUCHAREST, Romania - Tho Russian occupation of Czechoslovakia has been the most momentous European event since Hitler Invaded the country In 1938 In his prelude to World War II, or since Archduke Franz Ferdinand was asslssalnated at Sarajevo In 1914. It has raised vitally Important questions which affect the United States such as: 1. Is the Soviet Union's vasl empire of many different ethnic groups about to break up? 2. To prevent a breakup, will Russian troops be moved Into other countries one year later, Just as Nazi troops were one year later and occupied Poland? 3. Should the United States drastically cur- tall Its military operations In Southeast Asia or even end the Vietnam war altogether In order to strengthen NATO? 4. Should Lyndon Johnson persevere In his efforts to talk long-range peace with Moscow or drop his efforts altogether? 0. Is there a chance of change In Moscow either of policy.or leadership? -NO EASY ANSWEKS- To answer these questions I have visited most of the capitals Immediately adjacent to Czechoslovakia, Interviewed many leaders, some off the record. The answers are not easy. To reach conclusions, you must ascertain what was In the Soviet leaders' mind!) when they reached the drastic decision to use brute force against Czechoslovakia. Czechoslovakia was extremely friendly to Russia. Even as early us 1023, five years after the Czech republic was founded. Kd- ouard Denes, then foreign minister, told me Czechoslovakia's policy must be Intertwined with Russia's. Later the Soviet sided with Czechs at the time of Munich, when Neville Chamberlain took a runout powder. After that It was the Russian army which largely rescued the Czechs from the Nazi occupation. Despite all this, Soviet leaders took the drastic step of dolns; to the Czechs what they had fought Hitler for doing. Why? The basic reason undoubtedly was the domino theory which John Foster Dulles made famous InSoulh- east Asia. The Kremlin sawotherCommunlst- bloc countries getting contaminated by the now Czech freedoms and figured that If Czechoslovakia got away with It, the entire bloc would fall, one by one. Yugoslavia had left the Soviet orbit lone before, but It was geographically more Isolated and In recent years had been careful not to criticize the Soviet Union. Romania five years ago had bolted the Warsaw alliance and conducted Its Independent foreign policy,, but It had adhered to right Communist doctrine. It also maintained friendly, uncritical relations with Moscow. Czechoslovakia, however, had substituted social democracy forCommuntsm and was rap- Idly heading toward a parliamentary system. Furthermore, Czechoslovakia occupies a key military corridor splitting Comrmu^st nations In two, which when occupied by §1*1 troops led to the downfall of Poland and the Invasion of Russia. -IDEA OF FREEDOM CONTAGIOUS- Flnally and perhaps most Importantly, the Russian Intelligentsia Is getting contaminated by Czech political Ideas. Russian tourists were crossing the border to marvel at Ciech freedoms and came home to spread the word., In Moscow, for Instance, you cannot buy a single foreign newspaper or magazine exejpt Communist publications. But In Prague, nen- stands featured Life, Look and all British and American journals. Furthermore they read news and criticism of the Soviet which they had never been able to read at home. So the word spread. It spread especially to the Ukraine, which borders on Czechoslovakia, where thousands of tourists crossed the border and which has long been restless under Soviet rule. In the final .showdown, It was Ukrali^ii Secretary General Pyolr Shelest who was most vigorous against Czech leaders. He shouted, waved Ids flst.i and even threatened physical violence. All these things led up to the first four-day showdown between Czech and Russian leaders at Clenm and Bralaslnva. As previously reported In this column, these talks were far less friendly than Indicated by the final handshaking and bear hugs. At one time the arguments wore so bitter that the Russians refu||fd to drink Czech coffee and even started calling each other "Mister" Instead of "Comrade." -HAWKS AND OOVES- Surprlslngly, Premier Kosygln, who seemed mild-mannered at the Glassborosessions, was one of the toughest. Ure/linov was more conciliatory, though .somewhat changeable. Surprisingly, Mikhail Suslov, (he Stalinist hardliner, was more conciliatory than the others. He's in charge of the Communist parties In Italy, France, Austria and the rent of W rope, so knew what their reaction would be to any crackdown on Czechoslovakia. One hardline Communist attending the final Bratislava conference wjs Walter Ulbrlcht, leader of East Germany and »lont;bttu»r skeptic about any cooperation with West Germany, who had noted with concern Czechoslovakia' new trade and tourist Interchange and Us generally friendly relations with the West German government, ^ One week after Bratislava. \\v returns to Czechoslovakia for the conference at Kar- lovy Vary Aug. 12, where lie proposed conciliatory steps for economic and scientific cooperation and emphasized the Importance of Czech-i.'ast German understanding. This waa quite a change for Ulbrlcht and thu Czechs frankly didn't believe him. They rebuffed his overtures. This may have been their biggest mistake. Ulbrlcht flew to Moscow immediately wllh rA ports thai the Czechs had no intention of carrying out their Bratislava pledges. This was one of the major factors In tipping the scales for a military Invasion, a.s will Ui detailed In a later column. Paul Harvey News Nexf time will be much easier Hal Boy/e'$> People Young years ago in the Pacific left me with an undulating appetite for Polynesian, Melanesia^ and Oriental food. Stateside, Cantonese cooking Is a reasonable facsimile. This is not about that. But during a recent visit to Kansas City I luarnod that such cuisine, was available Just down the street and downstairs from the Muelbach; I went. Early to bed means early to eat, so I was alone in the simulated tropical setting or I might not have noticed the next four customers. They were a man and wife, comfortable, respectable — a crew- cut son wearing horn-rlmrned glasses — - And the girl. She, like the young man, was elghteenlsh, self-conscious. Her white and gray lace-blouse suit-dress became her - nuat, pretty. The white bow In her hair belonged there, liar (act- glowed softly with round-eyed Innocence, If that innocence were contrived, which I doubt, more the pity, I am not usually a people-watcher, except with professional purpose. I am never an eavesdropper — except with professional purpose. But part of what ensued In words and gestures could not have escaped my notice. "What shall we have to drink, dears?" the mother asked. The large menu was decorated with three-color sketches of such exotic rurn-base cocktails as "Hula Punch," "Voo Doo," "Navy Grog," "Heavenly Flower" and "Secret Kiss - limit two!" From my rattan table across the room the girl's hesitancy was apparent. Her wish to make a favorable Impression on the more sophisticated prospective in-laws was also apparent. Though few of the words reached my ears, the smiles of reassurance and the nods of acquiescence affirmed that, "These are very rnild drinks, you know, hardly more than soda pop. .." And there was a skillful assist from the waitress; surely I only Imagined her reluctance. So each of the four was served something toll and frosty and colorful with a straw protruding through a cone of Ice and a garnish of mint leaves and fruit peel and a bright red maraschino cherry. Three drank. She sipped. I hurt. The girl In Kansas City was really not my rightful concern, I'd never seen her before and I'll not likely see her again except in indelible recollection. For in the unfolding of this significant little drama — amidst phony palrn fronds and simulated bamboo curtains and gaudy paper lanterns and pagan carvings and recorded music — another generation was being subtly seduced by the artfully camouflaged trouble which always starts out seeming fun. Her soft, girlish laughter was louder as I left. She was eating. The glass of "Heavenly Flower," or whatever it was — its ice melted, its mint leaves wilted, its straw soggy, Us cherry missiflg - mostly still there. It was about one-third empty. It would be easier next time. Ni:v. YORK (AT) - Do you trust a man who wears a bow tie'.' Many people don't. To find out how hidebound and conforming the world really Is, you don't have tV advocate a wild-eyed political theory, join a now sox cult, or become a hippie, All you have to do Is to wear a simple bow tie. This Is enough to make you suspect to some nosy characters and, for some inexplicable reason, a source of annoyance to others. A At least those self-appointed critics think a bow tie man Is an oddball with a "little boy complex." At the worst * they resent him because they think he is probably leading a double life and thereby having • twice as much fun as they do. ' That thought Infuriates them. The truth is, of course, that your typical bow tie mai0 Is reasonably normal, rarely r<'i>s a bank In public or beats his wife In private, and conscientiously tries to keep from overcooking the steaks during a backyard cookout, He customarily refrains from using brass knuclts in a fight, pays his taxes regularly, and has even been know to grow roses as a ho If you were painting his portrait, you'd have to color him true blue — except for that polka dot bow tie, which makes him stand out from the herd. But still recurrent question haunts him: "Why do you wear It anyway?" There are several possible^ answers. A grown man wears a bow tie because It weighs less than a millstone and scratches less than a beard. A grown man wears a bow tie because it saves him money. It costs himaboutoalf as much as a four-la-baad tie would, A

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