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**» l«gt«Mi 0wi Thursday. January 30. 1969 |^f.sftS:;flSsa;ffl^'g*ra^^ ": ' ........... " ..... " " " Editorials And Features &W*X*V*WSX^^ Financial Breaks On LBJ's Side Near End Much may have gone wrong for President Johnson in the closing years of his administration, but at least the financial breaks went his way at the very end. In his final State of the Union address, he was able to point to both a modest budget surplus, thanks largely to the 10 per cent surtax proving more lucrative than anticipated, and a plus in the nation's balance of payments. The latter is the more surprising and, paradoxially, also causing some conern. For the first year since 1957 more money came into the country than flowed out, contrary to predictions as late as last November that the string of deficits would be continued by something like SI.4 billion. Instead, the combination of U. S. business bringing home an unprecedented SI.5 billion from its overseas operations and an unusually large inflow of foreign funds, more than $2 billion attracted primarily by rising U. S. stock prices and interest rates, during the year's final quarter converted red ink into black. What causes concern is that the payments surplus is, if not illusory, at least of a highly transient nature. With the slightest downturn in the U. S. economy, the foreign money could and probably would flow out again. And overshadowed by the good news in the ledger is the disturbing fact that the most important item in our international accounts — trade - dropped drastically to what Treasury Undersecretary Frederick L. Deming termed "a miserable $500 million" surplus. In previous years, overseas investment, tourist spending and the defense effort have been the big spenders, dumping billions of dollars abroad and fueling the run on American gold reserves. A healthy trade surplus, running from $3 to $5 billion annually, has gone a long way to balance the drain and keep deficits manageable. But for too many years the United States has been managing like Eliza on the ice, jumping from expedient to expedient with the bloodhounds of disaster - a panic run on the dollar - snapping at our heels. With the once-dependable trade surplus now in danger, something more than expedients is needed to deal with a chronic balance-of-payments problem that has never looked blacker, despite the black ink for 1968. Enrich Your Vocabulary NEA F.atur* • Planetarium Answer lo Praviout Puzzle ACROSS 1 Reddish planet 5 Earth's light source 8 Earth's satellite 12 Dismounted 13 For 14 Gaelic 15 Far off (comb, form) 16 Canadian province (ab.) 17.Means of trial 18 Bank -worker 20 French interjection 21 Land parcel 22 Dove's call 23 Fortification 26 Rectify 30 Heavy blow 31 Mountain pool . 32 Caviar 33 Goddess of infatuation 34 Desolate ' 35 Fail to hit 36 Third largest planet 38 Cudgels 39 Compass point 40 Through 41 Sphere of action 44 Retract 48 Anatomical tissue 49 Bustle 51 Employer 52 Arabian gulf 53 Scepter 54 Vex (coll.) 55 Measure of capacity 56 In the middle (comb, form) 57 "Old Eli" DOWN 1 Matthew (ab.) '2 Toward the sheltered side 3 Rivulet 4 Astral 5 Pastime 6 Footed vase 7 Negative word 8 Transient celestial body 9 Soviet city lOLarissan mountain 11 Seines 19 Eternity 20 Cornucopia 22 Cure by salting 23 Horse color 24 Grafted (her.) 25 Profound 26 Solicitude 27 Assam silkworm 28 Price 29 Hardy heroine 31 Musical, quality 34 Moon goddess (Roman) 35 Smallest planet 37 Occupant 38 Honey- making insect 40 Goads 41 At the top of . 42 Ancient Gauls 43 Enthusiastic ardor 45 Continent 46 Feminine nickname 47 Large plant 49 Upper limb 50 Female deer (Ntwspoptt fnttrprijt Ann.) DOCTOR'S MAILBAO Foods Are Not Direct Cause of Heart Disease By WAYNE G. BRANDSTADT, M.D. (Third of Four Related Columns.) when it is given to a person who is taking anticoagulants. Cholesterol is one of several blood lipids or blood fats. Q—What is the normal cholesterol level? A—The normal level is 150 to 250, but most authorities recommend keeping it under 220. Q—My son, 32, now refuses to eat eggs, cheese, butter and milk because he read that these foods would cause heart trouble. What do you think? A—The foods mentioned are not a direct cause of heart trouble. They are valuable foods that should be eaten in moderation. They may contribute to the risk of heart disease only if they are taken in amounts that lead to obesity or a high cholesterol level. Q—My cholesterol level is 336. How can I lower it? A—Cut down on your intake of all fats, especially those of animal origin. Q—I have been taking Atromid-S to lower my cholesterol level. Now my level is normal but my doctor wants me to continue taking this drug. Arc there any bad side effects? What is the difference between blood fat and cholesterol? A—Atromid-S is a brand of clofibrate and is very effecf- ive in lowering the chples- terol level. It may cause nausea, headache, dizziness, fatigue and itching. Special precautions must be taken Q—What causes angina pectoris? I am taking Peri- trate and Periactin. How do they benefit angina? A—The cause is a spasm or a partial obstruction of a coronary artery. Peritrate is a long-acting nitrate that relaxes spasms in your arteries and relieves the pain of angina. Periactin is an antihistamine given to relieve allergies. Q—I have angina pectoris but it has never shown up on my electrocardiograms. How does a doctor diagnose this disease? Are there different types of angina? A—Angina pectoris is diagnosed chiefly by a careful evaluation of the type of pain it causes and by the fact that nitrates give prompt relief. Although the electrocardiograms may be helpful in some cases, it is not a reliable means of diagnosis of this condition. Since the term "angina" by itself means pain, there are many types of angina affecting various parts of the body. fNewspoper Cnltiprite Atsn.) Pltate tend your questions and commend to Wayne G. Branditadt, M.D., in cart of thit paper. While Dr. Brendttadl cannot answer Individual letters, he trill antwtr Ittttft of general Interest in future columns. Loosely Speaking •S :¥ iStW-Bv RON It won't be long before man will be walking across the face of the moon. I wonder how many trips he will lake before he is faced with the usual jargon of sings that read: "Keep Off," "For Sale," "No Hunting," and all the rest. - In my last assignment with the Air Force 1 was assigned to the nearby Manned Spacecraft Center and we used to bat the subject around at length. 1 even had one of the astronauts who was a close friend of mine (now deceased) promise to carry along some "stake" signs to plant on the moon's surface for me. To sell the lots. I gave lots of though to some good sizzling ads. "Slake outa claim ... we offer moon lots that are down to earth in price — but really out of this world." "No noisy neighbors around for miles and miles of miles and miles." Well, anyway, maybe" some enterprising young astronaut will come along and take up where a lot of others have left off. It could turn into a good moonlighting proposition ... of course he would probably have to make a public announcement. "The opinions and observations expressed herein are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my government. They only provide the transportation ... it was I who took the risk on the end of that giant firecracker; and il was I who decided lo make it worthwhile." The comes the advertising program . . . "Tired of moonlighting? Retire to Sunny Moon . . . get away from the hurly- burly woes of earth." "Enjoy the scenic and serene sandy beaches of far-away Moon. No watered down prices . . . . bul almost out of reach." "Build a moon hut, sit back and watch the earth spin by." Now the last ad would make a person think about it all. I think about a soundless night and a big weight being lifted off my chest. 1 think about a cheery fire. I think about how to get there . . . yeah . . . First, there's the blast-off on that long firecracker. When I got there what would I build that moon hut out of? How could I get a clear title lo my moon lot — there may be somebody there who would object to something like that. About that cheery fire — where is the wood coming from . . . and the oxygen to burn? About those beaches . . . miles and miles of them, bul how far to the surf? Excuse me while I write my last moon ad: "FOR SALE: New missile . . . painted red, white and blue . . . never used. Sleeps two and ready to go. Extra engine and booster pad goes with the deal. First $1.5 million tajces il. Come to launch pad three, Cape Kennedy . . . ask for Joe. Bring flash light, matches . . . and don't forget the money. SOCK IT TO 'EM AT SOCCER GAME BELO HOR1ZONTE (AP) — Enterprising health officials set up a smallpox vaccination stand during a soccer game here recently, and found 39,000 volunteers willing to be vaccinated. Question In Back Of All By PAUL HARVEY Baytown Sun Columnist Whal is God like? Sometimes I think this is the question behind all our questions. Perhaps 'no question relates more pertinently to contemporary events. Rarely is it framed by those precise words except perhaps to chaplains on battlefields and in prisons and^in hospitals. What is God like? The late Dr. J. Wallace Hamilton answered that question to my satisfaction when he said the word for God most frequently on Jesus' tongue was_"Father." In the New Testament, there is no sermon in which the word "Father" does not appear, no prayer in which it is omitted. The first recorded words of Christ are these: "I must be about my Father's business." A nd His las t recorded words on the Cross were, "Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit." For any earthly father to see his children grow up and go away, setting their affections on things outside the home, finding satisfaction and enjoyment in the companionship of others, is quite difficult enough. But when it is a wiliful estrangement— there is no sorrow to be compared with that. To bring a child to life and to a degree of maturity and then to see him grow coarse and cheap and fling away his birthright — to dream the best for him and see him choose the worst — this is the ultimate anguish for a parent. To crave companionship with your children and get indifference, to long for affection and get ingratitude — that hurts deeply. We want to protect our young from all evil, from a!l suffering. There is no way. Similarly, God the Father cannot force us to love Him. Nor would He destroy all who defy His will. That would make Him a despot, a dictator, not a loving Father. God has not made us puppets. He has made us persons, free to choose the good, therefore free to choose that which is not good. Thus has God imposed on Himself the kind of limitation all parents must inevitably impose on themselves. He will not thrust Himself upon us. He will not impose His will upon us. Nor may we even on our own children. The Bible weaves this relationship into the unforgettable story of the prodigal son who had to be allowed to go his own way and find his own way home. In handling contemporary news I watch helplessly the tragic waste of the wayward young. Imagine the anguish if they were your own. I remember hearing of a preacher's son who grew up'keen and clean and wholesome. At high school-age he feli in with a brilliant but foulmouthed and atheistic adult. His admiration for the man's brilliance encouraged him to emulate his hero otherwise. At home the boy became sullen, irritable, unmanageable, contemptuous of his parents. One midnight the preacher with a heavy heart stole softly into his son's bedroom. The air was filled with the stale stench of overindulgence. He found the boy's mother kneeling by his bed, stroking his hair, kissing his forehead, weeping. Through her tears she said, "He won't let me love him when he's awake." That is what God is like. Bridge Tips By Oswald & James Jacoby How Many Devils Can Dance on the Head of a Pin? Washington Merry- Go-Round- Nixon Diplomatic Talk In Paris Goes Very Well By DREW PEARSON And JACK ANDERSON WASHINGTON — Despite some minor snafus, Richard Nixon's first diplomatic conference as President went off very well and had excellent repercussions in an area all-important to the U.S. — the Western Hemisphere. President Nixon picked as his first diplomatic caller on his first working day Galo Plaza Lasso, former president of Ecuador, now secretary general of the Organization of the American States. This was because he had already called on U Thant, secretary general of the U.N., in New York, and wanted to show the importance he also attached lo the Pan American Union and the OAS. The two men had known each other when Nixon, as Vice President was touring South America in 1958 and stopped off at Quito to see the ex-president of Ecuador for advice as to whether he should continue with the balance of his trip. Nixon had been subjected to a hostile demonstration by Peruvian students at the University of San Marcos and was dubious as to whether he should go on to Venezuela and Colombia. Ex-President Plaza took him to an Ecuadorian soccer game where the Vice President made the kickoff and got a tumultuous ovation from the crowd. Plaza also took Nixon to an Ecuadorian barbershop for a haircut, where the barber refused to charge him. In view of this friendly reception, plus favorable word he received from American oil company executives in Caracas, Nixon decided to proceed with the balance of his trip. Unfortunately it proved disastrous in Venezuela where he was almost mobbed by a Caracas crowd. Despite this, President Nixon has continued to believe that Pan American relations are extreme- BERRY'S WORLD "DONT KISS ME/ /'ve got tfce ffu.<" ly important, and this was one reason he arranged to have the secretary general of the OAS as his first official diplomatic caller. THE PRESIDENT first inquired about Galo Plaza's cheese business. The OAS secretary general has a herd of 400 purebred Hoi- steins, some of them imported from Maryland, some sired by a famous Curtiss Candy bull in Illinois. The herd is kept on the Andean plateau near the Equator and Plaza has been selling cheese as a by-product. President Nixon remembered this. Nixon Ihen said he.was considering sending a fact-finding mission to Latin American to see what those countries needed. Plaza replied that Latin America had been analyzed to death. "We know what we need," he said. "What we want now is action." So the two men discussed the idea of sending a U.S. mission to confer with the Latin American heads of state to see what each wanted. President Nixon thought this was a good idea and asked .Galo Plaza whom he would suggest to head such a mission. "Nelson Rockefeller," Plaza suggested without hesitation. Nixon picked up the phone, tried to get the governor of New York in Albany. He was not readily available, so it was left for Secretary of State William P. Rogers, who attended the conference, to follow up with Rockefeller. There was some .further conversation— which lasted almost an hour — all of it indicating that the new administration hoped to be active in Pan American affairs. It appeared from the conversation that the White House was having difficulty in picking an Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs. Nixon said he hoped to pay a visit to Galo Plaza at the Pan American Union soon. The snafus included forgetting to tell Galo Plaza about his appointment until the last minute, togelhr with failure to publicize the appointment. Ron Zeigler, over-zealous press secretary put the damper on any news, despite the fact that one all-important aspect of the conference was to have il well known in Latin America. Despite these hitches, the essential fact is that the new President of the United States went out of his way to have as his first official caller the secretary general of the OAS, and immediately adopted his proposal for improving Pan American relations. THE BIG TV networks are still missing the boat regarding crime and violence programs which help escalate the alarming crime rate. In contrast, some sponsors have learned that educational films can get a high rating Ihrough the schools. For instance, Ralston's Quaker Oats, which sponsored "The Enchanted Isles," a story of the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador, found many school teachers made this TV show required viewing lo their students. The picture showed the development of the Darwin theory Ihrough wildlife on these unspoiled islands. Gianl Foods has also built up a following in the Washington area with its fast-moving "It's Academic," a competition of bright high school youngsters masterminded by Mac McGarry. Mutual of Omaha has also put across some effective TV selling with its wildlife pictures, "Wild Kingdom," by. Marlin Perkins, ranging from South Africa lo the Bering Sea. STATE DEPARTMENT Inter- American affairs are now in charge of Vtron P. Vaky, a diplomat. His first name, Viron, is the Greek for Lord Byron . . . Nixon has found Republicans lo be reluctant to take over Latin American affairs in the State Department on a low salary. One who was considered is John F. Gallagher, now vice president of Sears, Roebuck in Venezuela. Sears has done an excellent job of retailing in Mexico, Venezuela and elsewhere . . . Bob Hill, the popular U.S.K. Ambassador to Mexico under Eisenhower, was tapped for the State Department IntefAmerican post, but had his eye on the job of Under Secretary . . . Joe Farland, a Republican who made a good record as Ambassador to Panama under Eisenhower, seems to prefer another ambassadorial job rather than the State Department. BARBS By PHIL PASTORET There's nothing like the patter of little feet to remind you that there are mice in the woodwork. So far as we're concerned, open season begins right now for that partridge in a pear tree. 9 * * Some things carry over from Pilgrim times. Today's football fan still encounters scalpers. * * * They're already working on replacements for the current crop of television programs, and no wonder. (Nrwspaptr Enterprise NORTH 4 10865 * Q432 4>65 4987 WEST EAST AK97 44 5 865 VKJ10 TJT 4)108432 4.AKJ32 4Q654 SOUTH(D) 4 AQJ32 V A97 • AKQ9 410 North-South vulnerable West North East South 2 4b Pass 3 4 Pass 34 44 Dble Pass Pass Opening lead—4 K 14 3 • 44 Pass Jake Winkman's pupils all manage to develop a reasonable amount of skill in dummy play. In today's hand we see Winkman as dummy. South's final bid of four spades did not meet with Professor Winkman's approval. As he points out South bid four spades all by himself and there was no reason for South to think that he would be able to make it. Actually, North might have jumped to four spades after his partner's three-diamond bid but Winkman knows his pupils pretty well and was not going to fall into that trap. . West opened the king of clubs and continued. South ruffed and played the ace and queen of spades. There was really no point in trying to get to dummy for a trump finesse. West's double had clearly located the king of trump's. West was in with the king and might well have led a heart but West took the easy route of continuing clubs. South ruffed again and played his last trump in order to draw West's last one. East had been forced to discard twice and had played a diamond and his last spade. South ran off his Ihree high diamonds to discard one heart from dummy. Then he stopped to think awhile. Winkman could almost watch his mental processes. Where was the king of hearts? West had shown up with ace-king of clubs and king of spades. East had bid twice. Woull he have done it with just the queen of clubs and the heart jack? No, he wouldn't. How can I make this contract with the king of hearts in the East hand? Eventually, South worked it out. He led his fourth diamond and discarded another heart from dummy. East was on lead and had to play a heart. South let it ride around to dummy's queen and made his doubled contract. (Newjpopcr fnterprhe Ann-} Q—The bidding has been: West North East South Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Paw IV 3V 44 4N.T. 5N.T. 8N.T. Pass Pas* Pass Paw Paw Paw 2N.T. 34 4* 5V 6V You, South, hold: 4AQ6 VKJ7 OA104 4KQ108 What do you do now? A—Pass. Your partner is trying to get to seven but there Is an obvious missing card. He just can't hold the queen of hearts or he would have hid the grand slam. TODAY'S QUESTION Instead of bidding three hearts over your two no-trump your partner has jumped to four hearts. What do you dp now? Answer Tomorrow Bible Verse TWO MEN went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. Luke 18:10 r* Umjtattm £hm Fred Hartman .................... . ....... Editor and Publisher Bill Hartman ................................. General Manager John Wadley ................................. Business Manager Beulah Ma« Jackson ................ Assistant To The Publisher Paul Putman ....................... Assistant To The Publlaber Ann B, Pritchett ................................ Of fie* Manager EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT Preston Pendergrasa ........................... Managing Editor Johnella Boynton ................... A«aUtant Managing Editor ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT Dwight Moody .................................. Retail Manager Oorrie LaughUn .............................. National Manager Entered a> second claw matter at the Baytown, Texas, 77520 Port Office under the Act of Congress of March J, 187». Published afternoons, Monday through Friday, and Sunday* by The Baytown Sun, Inc. at 1301 Memorial Drive In Baytown, Texas. P.O. Box 90, Baytown 77520 Subscription Rate* By Carrier $1.95 Month, $23.40 Per Tear Singta Copy price lOo Mall rates on request Represented Nationally By Ts*as Newspaper Representatives, Inc. or TH» ASSOCIATED FRES* '? 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