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THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS EDffQMAL PAGE ._.___jftj^_: !___^_^_^__i^ _^ , . . _____ ;. '* Brazosport and Brazoria County, Friday, October 2,1959 JIM BISHOP: REPORTER Old Soldier Looks Back PAIN RRIEVER The blue sedan drew up to the sentry box. A soldier looked In. Behind the wheel was a tray-haired man with a salty mustache. Beside him sat a petite and attractive woman, a youngish grwidmothe. "Yes Sir?" said the sentry. The gray-haired man did not smile. "General Groves," he said. This was Fort Hancock, the finger of land that points at New York City from Sandy Hook. As long ss man can remember,.and back beyond that, this fort has guarded the approaches to New York. A Lieutenant Colonel stepped forward. He salutnL the civilian. "General," he said, "I'm Lieutenant Colonel H. ' Lewis, post commandant." The colonel was young and balding. He was lean and trim and an old scar sealed the right side of bis jaw. The general shook lands. He introduced Mrs. Groves. "I used to live here," be said, half apologizing for the sentimentality. "A long time •ago; my father was post chaplain, ft was 1902, I think." ':•'Yessir," saidColonelLewis. "May I show you wound, sir?" He did. He got into the back •eat smartly, and the car started up the flat, six miles of the finger between the Atlantic Ocean and Sandy Hook Bay. • The general drove slowly, his eyes drinking in old sights of plum trees andsumac and holly..' Vaguely, he noticed the new Nike-Hercules base, with the slim silent birds pointing at a cloudless sky. "We had some fourteen-inch Buns when I was here," the general said. "We had a sixteen-tnch tool but it was fired only every three years or so. When it went off; we had plenty of warning and wehidbehlndthe concrete emplacements." "Yessir," the colonel said. The blue car moved up past the row of officers' tawny homes with the names neatly printed in front, "We used to live in number seven," said the general. "Yessir," the .colonel said from the back seat. "We live there now sir." There was s silence. "If you'd like, sir, Mrs. Lewis and I would be happy to have you and Mrs. Groves stop in for tea." There was some talk of not wanting to be a bother, but the colonel prevailed. There was no .talk of General Leslie Groves' career. He is the man who directed the making of the atom bomb. He was the top boss of the Manhattan Project. The scientists who worked for him hid to make something which had never been made before, or seen before, or tried before, and they had to do it in •time to end a war with victory. His was the most difficult assignment of all. Two of the bombs killed 160,000 Japanese, and this came hard to the son of a Presbyterian minister. His consolation is that if the bombs had not been dropped, it would have cost: cue million American lives to storm the main islands of Japan and win a bloody victory. Mrs. Lewis welcomed the • Groves in home 7. The general was timid about looking around, but the colonel insisted. "Back here," said Groves, pointing behind a staircase, "thereused to be a big closet filled with magazines. One day my mother put me in it for being naughty. ' She said 'Get in this guardhouse and stay in it until I tell you to come out.' I got in and she closed the door. "Well, she was preparing lunch and after a while she forgot where I was and she sent an older brother to look forme. He couldn't find me. My father went out looking. They thought 1 fell into the bay. They were ready to calloutthetroopswhen my brother looked in the closet." The general laughed. "They didn't dare punish meforallthe excitement 1 caused. After all, I was obeying orders." Today, Lieutenant General Leslie Groves is retired. He is vice president of Remington Rand Company and he and Mrs. Groves have a home ta'Fair- field, Connecticut and tend a small garden. They happened to be touring • the Jersey coast andthegeneral wanted to see the old house. For him, the walls are alive with memories. He looks, and he says nothing. Long before there was an atom bomb, he . was once confined to a closet. • He was a good soldier then, and he's a good soldier now. When the general stepped off the porch, he took along, lin- ' Bering look around, and then he : thanked the colonel and his lady. He and Mrs. Groves droveback down the finger of sand. The general didn't have the heart to tell the colonel that he had tried to see the old house the day before, but a sentry had stopped him. "I'm sorry, si '" had said. "You can't cor -. without •pass."... WASHINGTON SCENE... Now Tdo Quiet to Work By GEORGE D1XON .WASHINGTON--! miss Nikita. .Everything seems so normal tnd commonplace without him. from force of habit I hurry to i' news conference and feel let down when I realize it's only Ike's. I miss being doped with excitement. Withdrawal pangs have set it. In this I am not speaking for myself alone. I see fellow travelers from the Khrushchev tour and they all have that moping look. Without exception they confide, if pressed, that they'd never been through anything like it before, and never experienced such an aftermath. By this I do not mean that they feel any sense of letdown over the results of the Soviet soul-searing if thesleepwalking Premier's visit. Trying to reporter hadn'tbeenaskedbyan .assess its accomplishments, or insufferably bright and early jH5Hhg~Sen'efi»r~is beyond-us-^^—State^Departm'ent represent!because we were kept in such a sleep - and-excltement-drugged whirl through the Khrushchev junket that all we'could absorb were jumbled impressions. To be fair about it, bow can you expect a reporter to put in a day of judicial and analytic thought when hehas been hoisted out ofbedatSa.m. because—for some reason that apparently defied explanation—he was required to deliver his luggage to a pick-up point two hours before himself? This business of checking-in the bags two hours>ahead of the person mightn't have been so jW^WASHINGTON MARC.H OF EVENTS ===== Bbloncad Budgtt Means I Nation's Fait Race-very Great Victory for Ike | Biggest Rtaten for II By HENRY CATHCART Central Press Association Washington Writer ^TV HINGTOK—It's official. The federal budget will be in V 'alance for the year ending next June SO. This fact represents a great victory for President Eisenhower over the Democratic-controlled Congress. It also represents at least a temporary victory in the administration's fight against inflation. When the President submitted his budget to Congress last . January, he was assailed as "unrealistic" and there were even implications that his figures were dishonest. Charges were made that his proposed totals for federal spending were lower than would be the cue and that he was unduly optimistic in estimating the size of federal revenues. President Eisenhower always has been tough in the field of federal finances, but this year he was tougher and more adamant than ever. He spoke out on every occasion agv.lnst the threat of further inflation Implicit in big spending and consequent deficits. As the year progressed It was apparent Tk* Pratidinl that America was emerging from the recession with greater speed than had been anticipated. Business was getting good surprisingly fast Government revenues from individual and corporation Incomes went up correspondingly. Recovery was the greatest single factor in assuring a balanced budget. But the increased flow of dollars into the treasury did not cause Mr. Eisenhower to ease up on his demands for economy ta government spending. He continued to oppose Congress' big •pending plans for public, works, airports, housing and other domestic programs. He opposed them through his lieutenants on Capitol Hill and, when necessary, by use of his veto power. The result has been an increased measure of assurance against a runaway inflation or a drastic decline in the value of the dollar. • •' * * • RECREATION'—Perhaps the most persistent cry that has arisen about American education in the past few years is that students must be given more math, more physics, more science and language instruction. Some educators haye re-arranged curriculum* to supply this new emphasis, and most often the needed time has come out of the Recreation physical education and recreation departments. Now. a jgrSup of recreation leaders have struck l">P»rtonl back at these Demands to get rid of the ••frills" Alto in *the system, ' L A spoilsman put it this way: "Education ihould not only be" |» matter of preparing chtfdren to earn a- living, but also living a full life." * k The recreation experts' views wr-s aired at an advance plan•mg meeting for the White H IL- conference on children tnd Veuth, which will convene next April. tive if he had packed any explosives in his luggage. I imagine many of our readers nave taken trips without being asked at every point if perchance they hid a valise full of bombs or a thermes full of TNT. All I can say to them is that it is no way to start the day--especially if all you are carrying is a warhead in your nose cone. As a matter of fact, everything on the Khrushchev tour happened too fast and too furiously for calm, interpretative journalism. We couldn't stay anywhere long enough to get at the bottom of things, because when K left we had to leave with him, or be cut off from him, perhaps permanently. For instance, in that supermarket in San Francisco I couldn't hang around to see what daily specials remained when the photographers tumbled into the meat display, but I hear there was something special in smoked hocks. As for trying to run an assay on Khrushchev himself, I feel about like the Rev. Newton E. Moats, of Grace Methodist Church, in Des Moines, who told his parishioners: "The man has got on sheep's clothing and it Is very becoming—and I do not feel I have any right to say there's a wolf in them." Actually, when you cone right down to it, there was no chance for real contemplation because we were kept punch-drunk with the most bemusing combination known to the human system -lack of sleep and overbundance of excitement. As with sleep-cranky kiddies, it produced some cross exchanges. After Khrushchev beheld the cinema's Miss Shirley Mac- Laine dancing her "can-can," and remarked that the human face is more attractive than the backside, one of our most profound pundits—on whom the years sit heavily—pontificated: "Mr Khrushchev is right. The hyman face is indeed morr attractive than the other region he mentioned." "Yes," agreed a younger colleague unkindly, "but you ar not the man to demofmr.-teit.' ImissNi!">a. Iwc: '• • "• ever have a visiia'.' again. TRY FRIDAY ON TELEVISION CHANNEL * ClIAKKItti 0 OHANNKfi 11 KFKO-TV L KUHT-TV 0 KHOUVTV II CltANNK, 4*\ KTRK-TV I* 4:00 B Ixtoney Town ID Early Show — "Night Freight," Forrest Tucker, Barbara Brltton g) American Bandstand . 4t« B Topper Ittt g> KIHrlk'a Showllme >!15 P San Franclacn Beat ' *iH O| News, Sports ™ 09 Popeye Club • Htintley-Brlflkley I A 'Number of Thing* ID Doug Edwards, Newi FRIDAY EVENING • tW 0 News, Sport* O New Nation in the West Indies « LIfe of Hllcy N«w», Weather •tl> I ! New«, Weather •John Daly, N«w* «i» •) People Are Funny — From LM VegM O Big , Picture — "Th* Elsenhower Story" 01 Rawhide — "Incident at Dangcrfleld Dip," • gunman poses as an ex- guntlghter Q) Walt Disney Presents —Start of new season; "A Diamond Is A Boy's Best Frbncl," Part 1 ot a two-part story, about a Little League baseball player, willi Kevin Corcoran, Jim B /own, HeRinald Owen, Donna Corcoran, Francis Hafferly REIIOON IN AMERICA Survival Is Great Feat ItOO O Troubteshooters — "Lower Depths," Wayna Morris; » nmn endanger* the crtw O University Forum—Returning; Moderator Hay Yelkln and cucsl panelists discuss world affairs By LOUB CASSELS United Press International There are in the world today about 12 million people whose very existence is one of the most remarkable facts of history. These people are the Jews. They trace their lineage back nearly 3,500 years to a Mesopo- tamin nomad named Abraham. The survival of this family as a conscious entity through 35 centuries of dispersion and ruthless persecutions would be hard enough to explain. But the mystery does not end there. For the Jews have not merely survived. They haveplaced an indelible mark on the whole Western civilization, contributing some of its noblest ethical ideals as well as many of its greatest creative geniuses. The religion of Judaism is essentially an explanation of this phenomenon. It holds that the Jews were chosen by God for a peculiar destiny as a "holy people" through whom "all families of the earth shall he. blessed.' as light-bearers to mankind has now passed to the "new Israel" - the Christian church. Jews deny this doctrine. Many of them today revere Jesus as a moral teacher. But they do not believe that he was the Divine Son of God, or that his coming altered the special relationship of the Jewish people to God. Orthodox Jews believe the promised Messiah is still to come. Many modem Jews have abandoned expectation of a personal Messiah, but believe that God will somehow work through the Jewish people to bring about a reign of peace and righteousness on earth. Like Christianity and other major religious, Judiasm has experienced a revival in recent years. The upsurge of popular interest is particularly evident in the United States, where nearly half of the world's Jews now live. The American Jewish .Yearbook for*195S estimated the present Jewish population of the United States at 5,260.000. According to they ear- book, there are about 1,800,000 Jews in Israel, 2.000,000 in Soviet Russia, and 1.500,000 in other 1)M O M Sqund — "Sunday Punch," a man bents pro- pie to death with his flsU O Design Workshop tO Hotel de Paree — Debut; Western-adventure series with Earl Holllman as the co-owner of a 1 plush hotel, with Jeannett* Nolan, Judl Meredith, Theodore Blkcl, Strother •V. Martili ' (B Special Agent 7 •*• O Boxing—Harold Oomer v» Jay Fullmer, lightweights O To Be Announced fflDeiilu Playhouse— "The Day Ihe Town Stood Up," Joseph Gotten,'James Gregory, du Gulager, Virginia Grey; Western about' a stranger who rids the town of an oppressive gun- sllnger O Tombstone Territory— "Ambush at Gila Gulch"; . repeat .. "Small World, im'l It,* itp*ctnl hour-long, musical* mrlety show; Art Carney, host; Ectle A««nw, Mly*. »hl VmeM, Hermlone Ota* gold, Itann Courted, Marl* France ( OOLQ* -,0 Fine Arti Quart*t Plays Beethoven—Quartet Opus 18, Number 4 01 Twilight Zone—Drtmtf'" dramatic i e r I e I dtalinf with the stranger - th»n* fiction, fantasy and occult, written by Rod Serllng-; "Where I« Everybody?" Earl Holllman, Jama •, Gregory; a man seems to be nlone in an' unknown place IB Wrestling J, •iSO flTbrlglnal Amateur Hour 10:00 O News, weather, Sport* (D News, Weather .„ B) Night Editions Newt J^ 10il5 O MOM Theatre—"He*, son's Choice," C h • r I • • UnijtMon, Job* Milts,. Brand* de Banrie; comedy •boat wi nggreniir* «pt»» Rter said • *hy man ID Jack P » a r — Arleno Francis, guest hotte**; Claudette Colbert, Pat Six zuki, Moss Hart, Kitty Carlisle. M:M IB Movletlme — "Guni* Dfn." Victor McLagtav Gary Grant, Douglas Fair* bmks Jr, Joan Fontaine; ' classic adventure film about. three English aoM diets and a native uprising; "Blonde Alibi," Martha O'Drlswell, Tan* Neal U*a (D Late Show — "Girl* on Probation," Swan Hay ward, Bonald Retru • ~ 8ATUHJDAY MORNING Time, Channel, Program 7:30 (B Farm Journal 7:18 0 Off to Adventure • CD Galveston Week 1:00 B Today I« Saturday " ID Captain Kangaroo — New time ffl "With AU My Heart" and "Count Your Bless. ings"—Films on the Jewish holiday «:30 IE) Western Trails — "Robbers of ths Range," Tim Holt; "Nevada," Robert Mitchum; "Jungl* Queen.", Chapter IV • :00 B Howdy Doody; OOLOB (D Heckle and Jeckle— -New time • :SO f) Ruff and Keday; COLOR _ ffl Mighty Mouse. The Jewish scriptures - which Christians know ( every continent of the globe. _ . _. - . - 'J!»0 O Seminar on American .European countries. The rest are scateredoyet; •}'• <?••:: » Civilisation"— "The Ordeal 10:00 O Fury I.Love Lucy, as the Old Testament of the Bible - tell the story of God's dealings with this chosen people: How he delivered them from slavery in Egypt; how he gave them, through their prophet Moses, the great moral laws called the Ten Commandments; how he sought, through many -other greap prophets and leaders, and also through many terrible disasters, to bring them to a full awareness of him and his will for mankind. .Christians believe that this long historic process of spiritual education reached its climax about 1960 years ago in the life of a Jew named Jesus of Nazareth. They believe that Jesus was the Messiah or Savior whom the Jews had been taught to expect. They believe that the Jews, by rejecting Jesus, forfeited their destiny, and that theirpeculiar role Jewish population in America .is heavily centered in the big cities of the northeast, with 40 per cent concentrated in the New York metro-; politan area. In recent years, however, therehas been a substantial growth of Jewish population in the west. How many of America's Jews actually adhere to the religion of Judiasm? ;••' -".' This question is often asked, but Impossible to answer precisely since there are no reliable statistics. ; The best guess of many rabbis is that about half of America's Jews are more or less consciously committed to the faith of Judiasm. Many others practicesomeaspects of the religion, out of habit or tradition, and may show up at a , Synagogue during the. high holy days. • of the American Woman" (0 Bold Venture — A plot results In murder a;45 B Jess Meely ; t*0 O Art Carney Show — , , (D Lone Ranger with 11:00 O Looney Auction; Capt Bob Russell ID Sky King'- New net-' work for the adventure series Try and Stop Me — -. By BENNETT CERF— r v. FOREIGN NEWS COMMENTARY Algerian War Not Over By PHIL NEWSOM UP! Foreign Editor The f i. e-year Algerian War. written in theblood of French settlers, soldiers and rebel Algerians alike, is not finding it easy to find its way to the pen and ink of the conference table. French President Charles de Gaulle's offer of self-determination for Algeria within four years . after peace probably is as far as any French politician dare go. To readers outside France, the reply of the. Algerian rebels to his offer seemed mild, especially so in view of the savage attack against De Gaulle delivered in the United Nations by a representative of the Arabian people, the delegate from Saudi Arabia. But it is apparent that, despite the restraint demonstrated both by De Gaulle's offer and by the rebel reply, much blood still will flow before the biUion-dollar-a-year Algerian revolt is settled. There appear to be strengths and weaknesses on both sides. De Gaulle's offer of self-determination precluded any political negotiations with the rebel Wvernment-in-exile headed .by Ferhat Abbas. It did permit military negotiations for a cease- ire. Yet in rebel eyes, to prohibit political negotiations would be only to deprive them of aeir arms while leaving all the trumps in French lands. The French take the view that the rebels are a Minority without the right to speak for the majority of Algerians, yet the rebels represent the only organized opposition group in Algeria and without them it would seem impossible to nego- iate a political settlement. De Gaulle's offer made it clear that the vast 'ahara would not be included in the ideal. But he iid offer a partition arrangement whereby those 3f opposing views could be partitioned. The rebels' rjply said they never would accept partition of any kind. This vast desert is comparable in size to the United States, yet it has only about 840,000 inhabitants. Burning and waterless, it is comparable to the .o!e3 in its unfriendliness to man. 'yet into this area, tlie French next year will pour some 260 million dollars. The. rewards: Some of the most important oil fields in the world. By 19S5, the French expect petr "im oi-nut to rc-":h SO m iri ^n tons per year through pipelines now being constructed. In addition, there is coal and vast supplies.of' iron and natural gas. There Is copper and some explorations have show signs of uranium. Thes* are some of the prizes In the Algerian revolt and neither side will surrender them easily. QUOTES. A DAINTY DANSEL who had been living too long on. th» Left Bank in Paris returned home at last and cluttered uj> the house -with a lot of ultra-modern furniture. T.WO weeks later she came down, with, > a severe case of cramps. "And it's a wonder it wasn't •worse," reproved her family doctor.' "For 12 nights straight now t)fat fool girl has been sleeping on a bookcase that resembles a bed!" * * * A new draftee was assigned to a bumptuous captain as his new filing clerk. Some hours after he reported for the job the 'captain wanted some impor- •*'' ^~//^~~£-Z \ tant papers and called for the recruit to bring them on the double. Five minutes later the captain roared, "\«a dummy, where arc those papers?" The rookie called back cheerfully, "Keep MILAN - Mara Callas on her husband's separation suit in which he charged she was infatuated with another man:" "I am not used to washing dirty laundry in public." NEW YORK - Debbie Reynolds, who spent two days as a dime-dance girl to soak up atmosphere for her next film: "Most of my partners were real gentlemen, but one Lothario told me 1 was too beautiful to be real and then bit me on the shoulder." MADISON, Wis. - Sen. Hubert Humphrey in calling for greater effort on the pan of the government if we are to survive in this century: "We cannot fly to the moon while our political feet are stuck in the mud." THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS EHTAILI8HEO lilt JAMES f. XAIOta.... Fl'lllSHEt GLKNN BEATH, ,....,....'. EDITOI Otortt B«eom U0rrU rrtemin ..... 8U p, r | nl , n( | f n| ' Advtrtitln Robertft Daftrby Utotclni Cdltir ?ttl- }<c.M-.iri.y Spnrli Editor -• ,h«d d«il? uid S'i :••: ..liliiM, Int.. WI J%^nei 8. Ktbori, :>ll ^Trrhknlcat E E. 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