The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on September 22, 1968 · Page 2
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Freeport, Texas
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Sunday, September 22, 1968
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CDfTQP/At Progress '68 is your year A year seems all too short; what can we do with It for the benefit of ourselves and our community? And why should we? What is the point of progress? The thinkers don't agree on why It must be. A spokesman for NASA points at the moon and tells the Texas Dow Institute that we must "because it is there!" Others vary from Spencer's philosophic "Progress, therefore, is not an accident, but a necessity.. .it is a part of nature," to Butler's more pragmatic contention that "All progress ia baaed upon a universal Innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income." There may be many motivation — a duty to humanity, an instinctive desire to excell, ambition for one's own interests. Whatever the cause, most of us strive to enlarge and improve our own world, and in doing so make It greater and better for others. Progress is a way of life In Brazoria County. We live In it, work at It, chafe at a delay in it; and generally, take the result for granted. We were given rich resources and some natural advantages. Effective men found a way to use them to produce a magnificent, growing economy. They built great refineries, the greatest single chemicals production center in the world, the largest cattle production In Texas. Each continues to grow and attract other growth industries. Their vitality has extended beyond industry and into the community Itself, seeking high standards, Improvement, beauty, new services, and Infusing the rest of the population with the same ambitions. The result is • staggering list of year-to-year achievements. We see these significant advances in our daily reports, but we have become so accustomed to each step of progress that we take them for granted. But even the people of Bracorla County are amazed at the ground each community has covered In the space of a year. This is the occasion for the annual year's review each fall by The Drazosport Facts. It Is a yearbook, a broad picture over a period of time large enough for us to recognize the general significance of that year in the history of Brazoria County. We've touched on most of the highlights of a year, and sometimes longer, and attempted to put them in the proper perspective. We haven't told all of the story, for time and space and human error precludes our knowing and reporting all things. Yet there is enough of our year's history recorded in our "Progress'68" edition today to give each citizen a sense of pride in his place of employment and his place of residence. THE WORRY CLINIC 'Vision' can be prophetic By GEORGE W. CRANE Ph. D., M. D. CASE G-584: George and Philip were our two oldest Children. Being only IS months apart fin age, they had been very close in their school and social life. Three years after George .crashed to his death in a jet plane accident, Philip was studying late at night at Indiana University. "I was sitting in front of my desk with the radio playing," Philip wrote us. "George came in the door. It seemed that I had been expecting him back from his night to New Orleans, but this was my first sight of him since he was killed. "The radio wag playing jazz, so I told him it was Dyer and Parlin (pals). "He grinned and sat down in the chair on which I had been resting my feet. "Then he glanced over some of the things on my desk, including my school schedule. He asked if that was my school schedule and I said 'Yes.' "We exchanged small talk 'and I wanted to ask him about his fatal accident but hesitated to do so lest the recollection be painful to him. "Finally, I inquired if he had been conscious when he hit the ground and if he remembered anything, "He said he did remember the moment of impact and, experienced pain before going 4nto unconsciousness. "He gave me a look that I interpreted as being sarcastic for my asking such a •tupid question. "So I then inquired about his plans for the future, for I wondered if he had sustained some unnoticed but lasting injury that would stop his future participation in athletics, "He grew cherry again; tossed my class schedule down; stood up smilingand replied, <Geh, Man, Gehl' (German for 'Go, Man, Go!'). '(The jazz music was still coming from my radio, so I wondered if George were do- |ng a take-off on the present wild musicians by thus using their vernacular or whether his comment was meant to have some mysterious implication, ('He seemed genuinely cheerful, but with that Whimsical smile he used to get when he was conceiving some tentative but bizarre undertaking. "The music still was pjay- Jng aad I knew I was on the verge, of waking but wanted fo remain a$l««p and. talk with George, be and I was wide awake with the music still playing exactly a* I had heard it In my dream. "George was dressed in tan slacks and a light brown T- ahirt that hung out. It was of a shiny, satin material. His trousers might have been khaki. "He seemed to be fairly heavy but no more so than when alive. And his hair was medium short." Philip said the dream was so vivid that he felt it could have been comparable to the "visions" seen by Biblical prophets of old time. You will notice that Philip dreamed In color and recounted original behavior on the part of George. Although Philip got his Ph. D. in History, he studied psychology at the University of Vienna and University of Michigan, and is a talented hypnotist, so I was doubly Interested in his vivid dream about his brother's return. Send for my booklet "How to Interpret Dreams," enclosing a long stamped, return envelope, plus 20?. Dreams often have psychological value and sometimes merge into prophetic visions, as recounted by Biblical prophets. (Always write to Dr, 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.) THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS EDITORIAL PAGE Sunday, September 22, 1958 Section I PAGE 2 "WITHOUT itf NAVIGATORS YOU MIGHT DRIFT, HUBERT/' ^ gf Demos need sulking McCarthy followers BUFFALO, N. Y. (NBA) Listening for once to really warming cheers from Democratic party faithful, Vice President Humphrey felt the contagion. But he still found it necessary to talk beyond them to the McCarthyite dissidents who are denying him full party support across the country. "Together we can win, but separate we lose," he said. It was one of the most candid confessions of urgent difficulty ever heard from a presidential nominee this early in a campaign. Still talking to the dissidents, he cast the problem of the party's disunity in another light: "We can't unite the nation if we can't unite the vehicle (the Democratic party) which wants to help the nation." New York leaders like John Burns and John English continue to warn privately that Humphrey's fears are well- grounded. Many, many supporters of Sen, Eugene McCarthy simply have not come out of their sulking tents. National Chairman Lawrence F. O'Brien showed his deepened concern for the problem when he came close to converting a nationally televised panel show into a platform for an impassioned plea to the disaffected to return to the fold. '. Underscoring the general fright was word from Minneapolis that backers of McCarthy, of Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota, and in some cases of the late Robert F. Kennedy plan to meet in larger session there on Oct. 5-6 to plan a general strategy for taking over the party's leadership for the election battles of 1972. It is without precedent for any substantial elements of a major party to begin planning openly for the next election even before that party has finished Us struggles in the current election. Some Democratic figures are reading this development as proof these dissidents not only expect Humphrey to lose, but want him to lose and lose big so they more easily seize upon the shattered remnants of the party, The unreconstructed Mc- Carthyltes obviously are resisting loyalty appeals and ignoring argument that a massive presidential defeat In 19C8 might cast the party into the abyss for many years to come. They can cite the quick 19C6 rebound of the Republicans from the Goldwatercataclysm of 1964. Such a comparison could prove, however, to be far too glib. The victorious Republicans in 19GC were heavily advantaged by general revulsion against the Vietnam war and by the incredible unpopularity of President Johnson rising out of that war and his curious inability to sell even his best programs. Dissident Democrats cannot fairly assume that a triumphant Richard Nixon would still have the Vietnam war on his hands In 1970 or beyond or that he would necessarily be encumbered by any of the other special handicaps which plunged Lyndon Johnson Into the depths. The McCarthyite strategists due to gather soon in Minneapolis may devise a game plan that could indeed give them Democratic party control If Humphrey loses big. But they might-wake up in 1971 to learn they were presiding over an empty shell. If, as now seems likely, the GOP in 1968 wins the Illinois governorship and several other new ones as well, they could hold roughly two-thirds of the nation's governorships in 19G9. On that compelling tide, they would be well-placed to pick off the Democratically-held New Jersey governorship next year. The Republicans then would hold the governors' chairs in nine of the country's 10 most populous states - with only Texas holding out. THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS Founded in 1»13 JAMES S, NABORS Editor and Publisher ADMINWTRAT1VE DEFT. Noble Welch, , . , , , ,., .Business Manager Nanelle Mallory, , , , ,. .Office Manager EDITORIAL DEPT, 6)«iui Heath, , , , , , Managing Editor Roberta Dauby. ...,,,,.. .Asst. Managing Editor Jess* Mlll*r, ..,..,, Sports Editor ADVERTISING DEPT. Jam** K. HarknMS. . . . . .Retail Advertising Manager Pearl Glover, . . . . . .Classified Advertising Manager CIRCULATION DEPT. Laytou (Buddy) Oliver. .......Circulation Manager ^°* Howard, . , . , , , ,,,,,,, .Promotion Manager PRODUCTION DEPT. G*Wf* W, JohMML,,,,,,,,. fComposlBf Room Foreman Fffif Ramlres,..,......,,.,, .Press Room Foreman ItJffM M facood Class matter March 21, 1952, at the rr***W*f Tm*> ?«•* OlMc*, under the act of Congress of March |, wo. ^ PuhUafcad daily and Sunday e*o*pt Saturday at 307 E. -^ J 1 *?* 1 *' T«*M, by R*vt*w Publishers Inc. rifttw rat**; By carrier, dally and Sunday, fi.95 i»r ««*•, Mail «ftftcrl*tion rates are available on request, >N §*•»>***• instance. *^ f DfTORUL PPHGY: N*vs reporting in this n*w*- , *k*ll to aecurat* aad fair. Editortal wres- *h*U to «»»»y« ladwtm^rt, out^oikfn «nd con- BERRY'S WORLD "lor* ere* PEARSON WASHINGTON MERRy-GO-ROUND • Czech invasion gave Poles secret shame - WARSAW - whether the Kremlin will continue an aggressive policy which could develop into World War III Is going to deiwnd in large part on the reaction of Us one-time satellites to tlie recent aggression against Czechoslovakia. Poland, one of these ex-satellites, Mas suppressed 000 years of hating Russia to become wedded to Russia, partly liecause of proximity, partly because ot the unsettled status of the Gorman-Polish border. Poland participated In the Czech Invasion and privately Is rather ashamed of It. You won't get any officials to admit It, but most Poles would now like to see their troops come home. This sentiment Is reflected In polish humor which asks the question: ''Why did the five socialist countries cruelly Invade Czechoslovakia?" The answer is: "To find someone to Invite them." Officially you find no sympathy [or the Czechs In Warsaw, a city ruined during World War II while 1'racue remained Intact. The Nazis first swept across Poland toward Kus- sia, then retreated before the Hed Army In 1945, costing Poland 6,000,000 lives. The entire city of Warsaw destroyed. In contrast, the Nazis moved into Prague without firing a shot. No cities were destroyed, no lives lost. ''The Czechs are pragmatic people," say the Poles, who went to work after the war at the herculean task of rebuilding Warsaw.They even manufactured wrought iron strap hinges for the ancient doors of the old city. Today Warsaw Is rebuilt and beautiful, and the I'olt'.s don't want another war which might destroy It. So they are nervous about the new aggressive policy In the Kremlin, -Ml'SKlKA POLAND- They also hope there will be no return to the Cold War, and were disappointed when the American Embassy abruptly Informed them Immediately after theCzechcrlsis that the American tours or the Magowsai Folk Dancers, the Polish Star Parade and the VoclavTheatro were cancelled, together with the Polish tours of the University of Illinois Jazz Band and Nikolai's Uanco Group of New York. It was also a blow that the International Conference of Internal Medicine, the most prestigious meeting ever held in Poland, was cancelled as a protest against the Czech invasion; and that the Dutch cancelled out of theWarsaw- Jestlval. For a country proud of its ties with the West and highly Interested In the fact that a Pollsh- Amerlcan. Sen. Ed Muskle, might become vice, president of the United States, this was a blow. Muskle, Incidentally, came to Poland inlOOG on a tour of Europe and Asia seeking a solution forthe Vietnamese war. This resulted from a talk between Secretary of Slate Rusk and Deputy Foreign Ministry Jo/.ef Wlnlewlcz during the 1000 UN assembly meeting whenwinlowlcz met Sen. Mike Mansfield, U-Mont., who was anxious to explore peace for Southeast Asia. Later Mansfield brought Muskle, Sen.George Alken, H-Vt., and Sen. Dan Inouye, D-llawal^ to Poland lor talks. They were well received, "1 talked to Muskle about his Polish ancestry," said winlowicz. "He looks like a Pole. We were very much impressed." Today Musklo's photo Is displayed In a showcase window which the American Embassy places on the sidewalk outside Its building, featuring news events. Muskte'snoinlnatlonfor vice president In Chicago was considered, certainly In Poland, quite an event. £ -POLISH POLITICAL KEKMENT- Meanwhlle a political ferment, not unlike that In Czechoslovakia, haa been taking place In Poland, a iorment which has worried the Kremlin and was the chief reason for the Czech crackdown. Polish restlessness began In October 190G at the exact time of !!»-" Hungarian revolution. For a time It looked as If the Poles w follow the Hungarians. In trying to throw o tough, orthodox Communism. Surprisingly, It was the Red Chinese who at that time IA.T- suaded Khrushchev to let Premier Gomulka follow a relaxed liberal tyi*' of Communism. Hut that was 12 H-ar.s a BO. Tixiai Comulkii has gro'-Mi old, his reforms are considered out of date. Last March a student revolt, similar to that in France and ut Columbia University, paralyzed Warsaw University, set Poland on Its ear. » The police moved In. Ami, with measures far toucher than anything sewn In Chicago, the student strike was crushed. Student loaders wore jailed. Warsaw profuss<<rs ajuj liberals who would like to (k'moiistratu openly for Czechoslovakia have been quiet over since. Gomulka's tough tactics paid off, Just as the tough tactics of the Kremlin In cracking down on the Czechs may hav<.« paid off. In Warsawje people figure It divsn'l pay to speak out too loudly anymore. Nevertheless the political ferment Is there, beneath the surface, and whon you couple It v. 1th the indo|>«ndunce movement in Romania and Yugoslavia, and the rostlo.isiM-ss In Hungary, It adds up to the No. 1 political problem of the Kremlin, whether It will be handled with the soft clove or tho mailed fist could decide whether the evunts of Czechoslovakia wlli spread as they did In I93ti-:i9 and cause World War III. Paul Harvey News Animals fought our bad fiabifs Hal Boy/e's,* People Dr. Dolittle, talk to the animals! They aro learning from us the wrong things. The editor of the Vlcksburg, Miss., Evening Post initiated this Investigation when he discovered Yellowstone Park bears have learned how to deal themselves In on the welfare handout, Often with merely a minimum of clowning or growling, these petty thieves have learned how to make people turn their pockets inside out. Human visitors will often give up most or all their lunch just to keep the bears happy. Once In a while a bear eats somebody just to remind everybody to keep the handouts generous. What's happened? Our furry and feathered allies have bean watching us and we have been setting a bad example-. Humans, demonstrating for more and more something for nothing, have misled the animals. Inside the grounds of our White House, squirrels alternately chatter and scold and hop around and look cute for tourists and grow fat on free peanuts. In zoos and game refuges and circuses and parks, the furry and feathered creatures have learned to mooch. At a public deer farm In the Pennsylvania Poconos there are slot-machine devices dispensing small packets ot biscuits and other animal foods. The dear little deer have learned, with their sharp antlers, to nudge visitors up to the slot machines— gently— at first. Then they will stand there gobbling goodies until the tourist has exhausted his supply of coins. The care and feeding of animals was formerly a matter of human generosity. People would scatter crumbs on the snow out of the goodness of their hearts. They would draw water for the birds' bath and provide proper nutrition for their own dogs and cats and sometimes for visiting strays. But, watching this display of generosity, the forest creatures came to town, discovered panhandling is much easier than foraging. Gradually the freeloaders learned to ask for what they want, then to demand what they want, now to "demonstrate" until they get what they want, Presently we are feeling only a few bear claws and bird beaks and deer antlers, but enough to keep us aware they can get rougher. Pigeons accept our free, shelled corn -then defile our heroes' statues, Dr. Dolittle, please have a' talk with the animals. Tell them that we are running low on popcorn and peanuts and patience. Explain to them, Dr. Dolittle, that we are not wishing to be selfish or inconsiderate or cruel. And we know we misled them. But if we allow their attacks to become more vociferous they will crowd themselves into our kitchens. And us out. Then there will be no more free feed because there will be IMe are pecking to death the Saint oi Assist, so we are reverting to the Gospel according to St. Paul who said: "H« who does not work, let him not eat! 1 SKW YORK (AP) - Jump- Ing U> conclusions: Animals as well as people can bo corrupted In a wvlfaro state. If you stroll through a public park >ou will note that the squirrels, once symbols of Independent thrift, now spend atxiut aiii much time soliciting free peanuts from passers-by as they do In .scouring the >; for acorns to bury. You used to be able to tell when a man had just been to the barber by the way he smelted. Now many he-men reek so much of the sniff- sweet they pour on the-1r faces l In the mornlnc that they smell as If they spent three weeks In a barbershop. Poor men and self-made millionaires share one trait In common—both like to reminisce about the hard times they had in their youth, But the millionaire generally lias a more appreciative audience, JL simply because his tale has * a happier ending. j Whatever happened to the / mystery of feminity? Now that ( the television commercials j show us that women are af- • fllcted with dandruff, denture ,' breath and even athlete's foot, they don't seem to l>e any more of an enigma than ordinary mortals. '-' One of the nice things about being told by your psychiatrist) that you suffer from a secret inferiority complex Is tliat, when you brag about It later to your friends, it enables you to feel smugly superior. Seeing Is believing. That's why a salesmen with a lot of gold in his teeth finds it easier to sell stock in a mlii-* ing company. His customers subconsciously feel that if he has all that ore In his mouth there is probably even more still left in the mine. Wise old Benjamin Franklin once observed that eight out of 10 people, by the manner In which they live, take their own lives. The figure today would probably be nine out of 10.

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