The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on January 30, 1969 · Page 18
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 18

Baytown, Texas
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Thursday, January 30, 1969
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•tit ligtHM »«« Thursday, January 30, 1969 S«c. II MECHANICAL MULE of modern warfare delivers a barrel of diesel fuel to the 35th Infantry near Due Pho, Vietnam. At the reins is Spec. 4 Dennis Besonen of Trout Creek, Mich. GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS NOT ALWAYS POPULAR By JOHN CUNN1FF AP Business Analyst NEW YORK (AP) -The programs that any government administration must follow aren't always those that appear most desirable. Sometimes they are locked into a course and have no alternatives. Often they must choose the lesser of evils. Seldom can they take the direct route to solutions. This is the aspect of any problem that separates the practical world of politicians from the idealists and theorists and extremists, who share a common fault in seeing the possibilities but not the consequences. Sometimes the idealists are joined by the party out of power in seeing the direct route to solutions. It is in this conflict that much of the criticism of an administration's economic leadership arises. The most obvious example is in the job-inflation conflict. It is generally agreed that inflation could be conquered by clamping down hard on spending and by making borrowing even more difficult. But at what a price? The most damaging aspect might be in the loss of jobs. Unemployment now is at a rate of less than 3.5 per cent of the labor force. In order to flatten inflation that unemployment rate might have to go to 5 per cent. The Nixon administration has gradually made clear that this is an unacceptable alternative. Instead, a midway course is likely to be sought: jobless rate of perhaps 4 per cent and a slower reduction of inflation. Consider antitrust activity. Should bigness be equated with badness? To some observers the answer is inherent in the question—bigness is bad. Any administration, however, must question if this concept is outdated. A study to be released this week by the National Industrial Conference Board, an independent research group, suggests that the bigger companies are more efficient, more productive, than their smaller competitors. The questions arise: Should industrial efficiency be sacrificed for a theory? Should the most competitive companies be penalized? Should antitrust activity make goods less competitive abroad? Should more inflation be risked? Regulation of the securities markets presents an especially touchy area. Prominent members of the securities industry readily admit that cause exists for a severe regulatory stance from Washington. In some respects, it is felt, little less than a revolutionary attitude toward commissions and office procedures and selling practices is required to modernize and strengthen the industry. But one of the risks in taking an extreme attitude is that confidence in the markets could be undermined, possibly with disastrous repults. A more cautious regulatory attitude involves less risk all around. Confidence in the United States also could be lost by increasing the price of gold, as proposed by numerous authorities. This, automatically, would give more gold backing to the dollar, whose strength lies partially in the fact that it is redeemable in gold. To do so, however, would damage U.S. relations with nations who have supported the dollai—who have demonstrated confidence in U.S. currency by not redeeming it for gold—and reward those, such as France, which stockpiled the metal. To every question there is more than one answer. To every proposal there is an alternative. To every action there is a criticism. This is where romance collides with reality, where a new administration faces the facts. 'Aida' k Dallas first Security On Campus DALLAS (AP) - "Aida" will be the first production of the Dallas Civic Opera's fall season. The Nov. 1 performance will star Greek soprano Elena Suliotis. The economy of Finland comes closest of any country to depending entirely on trees. WE CLEANED OUT THE AH 1C... FOR OUR BIG General Clearance This merchandise won't lost long at these prices so come early for the pick of the crop. Stainless '12.88 20 Piece Hostess Set 7.50 Sunglasses 25c rr . EVENTS FOLLOWING NIXON INAUGURATION BRING JOY By THE ASSOCIATED PEESS America, said President Nixon in his inaugural address, has "legions of the concerned and committed" who by "small, splendid efforts" can "build a great cathedral of the spirit." How busy were these legions during Inauguration week? An AP survey turned up a fine crop of small, splendid efforts. As usual, they didn't make the headlines. English playwright Phillip Massinger said in 1630 what remains eminently true today: "111 news, madam, are swallow-winged, but what's good walks on crutches." Some of the good things that happened In America in the seven days following the President's speech: In Portland, Ore., Yoke Leim, 6, hospitalized with terminal leukemia, asked for some cotton candy. Her father, Yoke T. Liem, remembered that the concession stand at the zoo makes the confection and offered to buy all it had on hand. Instead, Ken Lewis of the zoo staff took the machine to the hospital, set it up in Yoke's ward, and spun out free candy for all of the 20 little patients allowed to eat it. In Sioux Falls, S.D., the family of 18-year-old Karen Parker needed $35,000 to pay for transplantation of a kidney from her father. Signs reading "Care for Karen" went up all over town. By the end of the week $27,320 in donations had been received. In Little Rock, Ark., $35,000 was required to finance a kidney transplant for Mrs. Brenda Shuffield Andry, 19. Members of the Arkansas State Legislature agreed to kick in a day's pay apiece. By week's end there was $28,000 in the kitty with more still coming in. "What can we say for something this wonderful?" asked Brenda's father, A. J. Shuffield. In Philadelphia, Peter Jaskel, 19-year-old Villanova University freshman, plunged into the Delaware River in near freezing weather to rescue a driver whose car skidded down an embankment. "There was nothing else I could do under the circumstances," declared Jeskel. In Washington, the Rev. Henry Breul set up a "Parents of Hippies" Association at St. Thomas Episcopal church to provide condolence, guidance and counsel for mothers and fathers whose kids have turned themselves on and their elders off. One graying mother whose son is lost among the flower children reported: "I found out I wasn't alone and that life goes on." In Circleville, Ohio, wives of ham radio operators formed the "Roundtown Citizen Band Club" and announced they would help with communications problems during emergencies. In St. Louis, a campaign to help Mrs. Bemadean Edwards, bedridden mother of seven, brought an initial outpouring of 325 in cash, donations of clothing and household appliances and 40 books of trading stamps. Mrs. Edwards said she would hare the donations with Mrs. Shirley Bates, whose husband was shot dead Jan. 16, leaving her with nine children. A year ago Mrs. Bates herself extended a hand in need when she collected donations for a neighbor family whose house Sunbeam Party Grill **,», ONLY '12.88 Instant leer '1.00 Slightly Dented Tray Golden Shield Hair Dryer ONLY 2.UQ .1 ONLY '5.88 OUR ENTIRE STOCK DIAMONDS ^^T" VB^ ^*- •—' l /3 off 12 Piece Ovenware Set ................................................... '4.95 All Purpose Blinker Lanterns 50c Beautiful Pin & Earring Seh '2.00 Watch Bands ***. 10 1 TeHon Cookware Set Golden Shield n«r. *"-M NOW 1.00 .1 ONLY s ONLY— NOW '3.88 '10.88 W. M. HOUSE JEWELRY 301 W. Texas Avenue Phone 422-4458 Judy Is Busy At "Splendid Efforts 1 PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — You don't have to look far. As President Nixon said in his inaugural address, through "small, splendid efforts ... we can build a great cathedral oi the spirit." They show up near at hand, in close associates, in your own block. They show up in Judy Turner. Her family lives just across the street, at 21 Vista Way, and probably in most neighborhoods of America there are similar examples of what the President called "the legions of the con cerned and the committed." Judy is 16, a pretty girl, with auburn hair and the blithe, sporty disposition of the young. A high school sophomore, Judy is at the stage when, judging from-the popular viewing and reading media, youth is kicking over the traces, rocking and rebelling. Judy, however, is busy enriching bleak minds and hearts. "You become their friends, she said. "You learn how to be with them. It's the relationship that's so very important." Each Wednesday afternoon when her own classes end at Catholic Holy Child High Schoo Judy and a busload of other con cerned students go to Glen Cove's Economic Opportunity tutoring center to work with deprived children. Most are Negroes, Puerto Ricans and other Spanish-speaking youngsters from poor homes and drab environments, lacking educational experiences before they ever start school, and at disadvantage among their suburban middle-class classmates Judy tutors two little Negro boys, Jimmy and Allen, fourth graders. "You don't see the results quickly, In a test-paper way, bu it's in the good relationships that develop," she said. 'They get over rejecting you. They »c cept you, and you learn how to be with them." caught fire. The father of the neighbor family, Forrest Wagner, is the man charged with shooting Mrs. Bates' husband, Robert. In New Lenox, 111., the 557 students of Roman Catholic Providence High School did not despair when its closing seemed imminent because of a budget deficit. They announced they had raised (30,000 and cash in pledges and were confident they could keep Providence open for at least the next three years. Is it true that Americans turn their backs on acts of crime because they do not want to become involved? Not all Americans— Al Albuquerque, N. Mex.: J. V. Williams saw two thieves putting his neighbor's television set in the trunk of their car. He prevented their escape by blocking a driveway with his truck and cowed them with a pistol until police came. San Diego, Calif.: Hans Aldershof witnessed a bank robbery, took down the license number of the getaway car, later spotted it parked at a motel he manages and called police, who arrested a man and woman, recovered $3,700. 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