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THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS PAGE THE MASTER KEY I Brazosport and Brazoria County, Monday, October 5, 1959 J/M BISHOP: REPORTER Beauty Is for Storing Five yeart ago, Elinor bought t wedding ring for me. It wn t plain yellow band. Inslde,_ln tiny figures, it Mid: 14k. I shook my head. "You think (his Is going to scare some woman on?" She smiled at the children. "Get him," shesaid, and everybody laughed. It wasn't much of a symbol. •till, it reminded me that 1 had been too poor to buy her ah engagement ring in the long. 490. SoIwenttoNtckNapoll's Jewelry store in Teaneckand ordered a fancy wedding ring. Kothingplain. Please. I,wanted •omething that could be worn oily with smoked glasses. Nick got a good one. ft was made of platinum, fillgreed in • curving orange blossoms, with » diamond in etch blossom. It •at in its dark plush case like the constellation Orion on a moonless sea. One evening at dinner, I presented it by sliding the .box •cross the table. Elinor took a look and did the usual: she burst into tears. It was too beautiful, she said. Oh no, I said gallantly,' it doesn't mean any more than the yellow band you gave me. That ended that dinner. Only Gayle and late, My wife was a great saver. When she appreciated a tablecloth, or silverware, we never saw it agin, ft was .put away. That's what happened to the wedding ring. This led to arguments. • "Why did I buy it?" I said, "if you're going to hide it?" When she felt that I was being unreasonable, she had a habit of rolling her eyes toward heaven; as though appealing to God to witness all she had to put up with from me, "Do you think I'dputa ring like that in dishwater?" shemoaned. "Why did I have tomarry aman who is out of his mind?" Okay, S her ring could be put away, so could mine. I have a tray in a bureau drawer, and there I keep cufflinks, collar pins, tie clasps, and the police shield my father used when he was a lieutenant. The gold wedding ring went In there. The next day, when I was dressing, I looked for It. The ring was gone. I turned the drawer upside down on the bed. No ring. I accused Elinor of hiding it for spite. Shedenledit. After that, she wore her ring on state occasions, holding the hand a little limp so that the sparkle would blind her friends, and this would remind meof my ring. -'. . This- was enough to start an argument. There was nothing secret about our battles. We disagreed, toe to toe, There was nothing secret about our devotion to each other too. We did all right for 27 years/ Two years ago, I was on a ship •homeward bound when Elinor died. When I stepped on the dock, Virginia Lee and Gayle ran . to me, arms outflung, crying. There la nothing that can be said about these tilings except that it happens to millions of peoplej,• The first thing I noticed was that tht ring was not m Elinor's finger. I wbispere •> Ginny. She shook her head. -looked everywhere, daddy. The ring is gone." It had been in with all the cheap earrings, the ice cube wrist watch, the beads, ft was gone. Both tings were gone.' Another ring was slipped on Elinor's finger. She went away as a married woman. When we came home, the girls and I sat around in a daze. We talked about mommy because we couldn't think of anything else. A week later, the beautiful wedding ring was found. It was sitting on . top of Elinor's Jewelry, In the pale bliie box where it belonged. Ginny shook her head. "Believe me, daddy," she said, "we searched through this box a dozen times. It was not here." I said nothing. What could I say? Silently, I kept thinking that maybe she wanted Gayle to use the ring someday. There was no other answer to the riddle. Two years have slipped by on soft winds from the south. There have been Splngs and Autumns and Christmases and three grandchildren and she knew none of these. There "have been good days and bad ones, and she has been deaf to these too. A year ago, I took the dia.- mond wedding ring and put it In an envelope and marked it: "For Gayle." Next Saturday will mark the second year since Elinor slept away. Last night, as I undressed, I put the cufflinks on the tray in the drawer. On top was a plain gold wedding ring. I tried it on. It was mine. . . WASHINGTON SCENE... "Call MelJoeSJag Works jfy. • . \ . . V ii'i 1 . >»' Bgr GEORGE DKON ;'• WASHINGTON — About 4e> phonlest-lookfagtWngs thatco-' old be Cashed at a skeptical cop '' were the credentials furnished ua by the State Department for die Khrushchev tour. They were ceDuloid-encased abkoga of wilted cardboardand had all the impmsiveness of "Call Me Joe" tags at a wine taater 1 matinee* FfliceoMn everywhere—and then were policemen' everywhere—Invariably stared at these badges as if they longed to run us in for mopery. berBn, of TfansMaaazine. ' Miss Chamberlin does not conform to the popular conception of a newsgirl. She is young, blonde, and slinky--and could easily be mistaken for one of the ccospiratresset of Foreign latrivie—which ia lust what happened to her. She hoped off tbeLoe Angeles- San Francisco special train at Santa Barbara to telephone a "live add" to the Khriishchfcv" story to her New York office. Thi» telephone stint consumed fifteen minutes and thetrain remained in Santa Barbara'only v iuu ua UA »w« luvpbtj. a ijiaiii Many just refused to believe t ten. they carried the imprimatur of * A ' resourceful lady. Miss the State Department until they Chamberlin consulted the sjpt split vision from reeding* so close. ' Many of us were badly badgered as a result of the spurious- « tooktog badges, bat the moet| harrowing experience of all was reserved for Miss Anne Cham- Yellow Pages of the phone book and chartered a private plane and pilot at the nominal but editorial auditor-torturing cost of 168.60 to catchup with the Khrushchev special. Unknowingly, the pilot violated MARCH OF EVENTS = •evammear Agenda* Have Mere Problem* Commissioner Charges basic Set-Up It Wrong TCTASHDfOUON—Some of the government regulatory agcnclea W such iji the Civil Aeronautic* board, tb* Federal Com- Biunicatlani commission, end the' Interstate Commerce commission, are going through *. pretty rough period. First there WM thet famed House committee on legialattv* ewraight, which dug into some alleged irregularities in these commissions and' came up with the Bernard Goldfin* case. This cue resulted in the departure of Sherman Adams from his lofty post at the Whit* House to retirement. ' This same quaintly-named committee looked into the award of some lucrative television channels and uncovered the famed channel 10 case in Miami, 'Charges that one of the FCC commissioners received money from a party Interested in the channel are now being thrashed out in the courts. Now a- new and different kind of blow has been struck against tha regulatory agencies. Louis J. Hector, & CAB commissioner for two and one-half years, has resigned because, he claims, none of these commissions Is able to do its assigned job. All of them operate as administrative agencies for- their fields of operation, and all also act as courts where violations are examined, competitive claims for radio and television licenses granted, and federal laws cover- tag securities, business practices, railroad and truck operations, and many others are enforced. Hector charges that the basic set-up Is wrong. He believes the administrative part of their jobs should be turned over to tegular government departments and the judging part should be turned over to tha courts. Many of the top men in these agencies fea» that Congress, looking for a solution to some of the abuses uncovered, will adopt Hector's'Views and legislate a mammoth shake-up. » » » » • PHOVOOATIVE QUESTIONS—Ever since Soviet Premier Kikita Khrushchev dodged tough questions during his American tour by charging they were "provocative," government officials end politicians have been using the same word to Idd reporters eut of ejecting a. reply to their queries. T?W Other day, the National Presa club had pundit Walter JUppman as its guest luncheon speaker on the occasion of his TOth' birthday. Lippman spoke from the same rostrum as Khrushchev, and had to submit to question* just aa the Soviet taaderdid. • Awon* o^MStiena aaked of the foreign policy analyst were "Who was your favorite secretary of State?" and "who is your favorite columnist?" The dignified commentator struck as close to a. Khrushchev^ian •oee aa Ip oould and replied, "Those ue provocative TRY FAQS FOREIGN NEWS COMMENTARY US Moves Out of France the security air space over the K. train, and further aroused suspicions by callingtheairpon • tower at Salinas to request that a fast taxi bewaitingforayoung woman who wanted to board the multi-guarded choo choo. When the plane landed there was no taxi, but there wereState troopers. The .gendarmes stared, at the transistor radio and portable typewriter that the mysterious blonde was toting and got set to pounce uponthedpubleinfernal- machine carrier.' Alert for any falsa moves on her part, thetroopers said no one could board theK. train that had not been cleared bytheState Department. Miss Chamberlin said she had this clearance and showed the phony-looking hunk of cardboard. The policemen examined it and suggested she had made it herself out of anoldbaggagetag. They refused to believe her until the special came in and they saw wewereallsimilarly tagged. As they released her from custody, one of the troopers summed it up by remarking to another: "For a thing as big as this, wouldn't you think they'd at least have tin badges?" ***** Tall Senator Morris Cotton, of New Hampshire, is a fine figure of a man and wants to stay that way. Recently he ' went on a rigid diet. He was having a horrid lunch-a cup of sugarless black coffee and one piece of dry raisin toast when a fellow New Englander, Senator George Aiken, of Vermont, joined him. Theshort and diet-proof Aiken stared at the toast, and asked, "What's that?" Senator Cotton told him. Senator Aiken said it reminded him of an old New England folk rhyme. "Would you like me to recite it?" 'asked the Vermonter, "Its title is 'Alternating Currant Pie.' " Senator Cotton made the mistake of nodding assent, whereupon Senator Aiken recited gruesomely: "Alternating currant pie, Just beneath the crust they lie, First a currant, then a fly, Alternating currant pie." Grimacing, Senator Cotton told me; "I haven't eaten raisin toast -or withSeflator Aiken -- . ci - - - " By PHtt. NEWSOM UPI Foreign Editor From the foreign editor's notebook. MERRY-GO-ROUND: Gen. Charles de Gaulle's refusal to permit American atomic arms in 1 France unless they rfere under French control, has touched 1 off a whole series of moves for U. S. aircraft and the men who would: man' them in the defense, of Europe. t , One squadron of F-104fighter-bombers already has been moved to Germany from France. Within the next few weeks, the U. S. is expected to close down operations at the ChaumontandToule-Rosi- ere bases in eastern France, leaving only small caretaker units. / The main force of some 250 F-104s will go to Spangdahlem, Ramstein and Sembaca bases In Germany. .'&+ ) 'Sh;;^ THE HARD LINE: ,{. . Japanese Prime Minister Nobusuke Klshl, frequently criticized for indecisive handling of national affairs, apparently is ready to takemuch firmer stand against his socialist opponents on revision of the U. S. - Japanese Security Treaty. He took the gloves off last week in his hardest hitting speech to date before the Japan Newspaper Publishers and Editors Association, tlis line: If Japan does not have the support of the United States, it will not be able to carry out many of Us economic programs^ The only ones to 'lenefit-the Communists. ARGENTINE PAYOFF: Argentine President Arturo Frondizi Is not out of the woods yet, but his policies are paying off. _ The man many expected not to last out the first. 100 days of his regime still is in office. Meanwhile, oil imports aredown.tradebalances are In the black, the cost of living upward spiral is slowing and there is the beginning of a boom. The free peso has steadied at a level of about' 82 to the dollar and inflation appears to be under control. Big problem still, the Peronists and the Communists. TOO GOOD TO LAST: • Moscow Radio's campaign of sweetness and light toward the West began to show signs of / -^cracking less.than>"fweek/,after P.t*mterJjlkltaV; ,Khrushchev's;,deparhire.fto' _' " commented on Italian PresldenFAmtwIo-BegnPs^ Washington visit and attacked U. S, --Italian agreement that this was not the time to weaken western defenses. However, •• it still refrained from personal criticism of President Eisenhower, hamingas the, culprit Gen. laurisNorstad, American commander of NATO. The broadcast labelled the decision a' continuation of the cold war. ' STA7E CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS Problem-Wet or -Dry By VERN SANFORD Texas Press Assocfatior AUSTIN, TEX.--This time three years agonearly every newspaper in the state was writing about "the water problem.-" It was a discouraging time. Texas had come through a scorching, dusty summer that forced many fanners to leave their stunted crops in the fields and hunt work in town. Ranchers were equally hard hit. In many cases, due to lack of feed, they sold their breeding catle, lost their land'or went heavily in debt. It was theclimaxofthemostwidespreaddrought ever recorded in this region. Average rainfall for the year dwindled to 16.2 inches, second lowest figure since 1888, Office seekers in the campaign year of 1956h*d a good deal to say about how hard they would work to "solve the water problem." Many did work hard. But three years later the water problem Is still far from "solved." By the time the Legislature met in 1957, the rains had begun. It rained so much that many people, of necessity, became more Interested in flood relief than drought relief. Three major water measures were passed in 1957, however. These measures: (1( Set up the Texas Water Development Board with a $200,000,000 fund to mikeloans to help pay for local water projects, (2) Established a planning division in the State Water Board to do research on water needs, but without authority to recommend an overall plan. Appropriation was $900,000, instead of the $1,200,000 recommended by the governor. (3) Gave the Water Board authority to contract for water storage space in federal reservoirs, with legislative approval. Last twoofthesewaspassedonlyafterGovernpr Daniel re-submitted them at a special session. And then they almost went under when a city-farm fight developed on the side Issue of whether fanners should be able to dam up small lakes and use them for irrigation. This year the Legislature inched up the Water Board budget by $200,000. But the $2,037,000 appropriation was $800,000 less than requested by the governor. As yet, the Water Development Boardhasmade no loans for construction. Engineers in the State Water Board's planning division are working ona statewide report due In 1963, and a federal commission is also making a study. But legislators are skittish about having anything that might be called a definite state plan for fear it will set sectional jealousies aflame. So dear is water to most Texans' hearts that almost any move by anyone to 'do anything with seme of it is sure to be interpreted by a neighbor as "grabbing." Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and the City of San Antonio had a long, bitter hassle over the ' ' ' ' •gggSSl SSBB? 8 SSffiS?' 11 ggjff'lfr- l!M (D Early Show — "Phnn lorn From Spncc," Noreei " -Wish, Jnmes Seavy . IB Amerlcnn Bandstand^ ItM (D News, Sports 03 Superman ' t;U O Ranney-Brlnkler O Friendly Giant 0| DOUR Edwards, Kewi "" MONDAY EVENING I:W O News, Sports Q Biology 161 IB Lite ot RU«7 Q) News, Weather • lialb'XewiT'WeathM ffl .Tolm Daly, New* , t (:M O Wlelmri Diamond— Start or new season en «pvr network, with David jnn»*<"i) "The Hoodlum," * jjitngiler gives DlnmonA M minute* to find » book he know* nothing abort • ID Higlway Patrol QCheyenn 'e— "Reprieve," Oonnls Stevens; Bodle po«» a«"an outlaw to recover some money 1148 O Mathemalloa 132 "iiSi O l-ove anil Marriage— "8>cn»»d Honrymoon," a March tor a quartet threaten* a marriage ID The Texan— A posse it Influenced by a ..large amount of money TtN O Wells Fargo — "Hie Stairellne," • -mystery -behind a »erle« ot itoge wb» berles O Stereophonic Concert ID Father Knows Bert- Start of new season; "A Day In the Country," the Andersons «re unhappy shout attending a family reunion 0) Bourbon Street Beat- Debut; hour-long mystery series .with a .pair ot private eyes in New Orleans, with Houston's Andrew Ducriran, Richard Long, Arlene Howell and Van Williams; "The Taste of Ashes," a private detective seems to commit suicide *:00 O Peter Ounn— "EflRe of the Knife," » woman ells* appears when released from prison Q Press Conference- Congressman' Bob Casey, Kuest: reporters from The- Houston Post, Chronicle and Press, panelists . ID Danny Thomas— Returning; "Terr.y Come*. H o m e," with Penny Parker, as the Williams' eldest , daughter returned from .college ' I:M O Alcoa Theatre — Start of new season; "Opera- lion Sparks," Dayld Try and Bv BENN ''. • • <k wn.vne, John t/»rehV|l Niul (central triggers st plot to kill Hitler O (".real BOOk«-"Hai6'rf 'Apology' " ffl Ann Sothern— Return* Ing; Lucille Ball, gutjtj M Luoy Rlearda ' V, m Adventure* In Paw aise-iD»but! hour-tone «* venture wrlei abeut <M iklpper of a South PacIHa nchooner, with G«rdn«t McKay, W e a ve t LeyVtt "The Pit of Silence," fv resa Wright, Hazel Courtt Mar go; a MU*lenary'e> daughter demand! re*' " venue for her flanee'l deatt* HM B Steve Alley -_*•*•* Brewer, Boday •eefeeMe the Mormon TebeiMew Choir, Jaime Lente, •*. COLOR „ • .. LL. m Henneiey — Bebbjfl Darin a* a reluetaWF sailor i ' ; ':•;_ l:N ID June Allyson ~ 'TB* Opening Door," Irene" Dunne, Harry TowneijJ drama about a therapist' treating retarded children/ ID Mllw Hammer — New'. 1«:N O Deadltae — Immlgra^ UOB authorities wee* MM deport two ounce 1 S News, -weather 4 ' • Night Edition N#W13»_ Mill ID J a e k Paar -. Rugkx Downs, gueit hoetttM week; Cliff Arquette, 'ttelF D r a k e, Felicia 'Sander*! Feggy Can, Fred Rod ^ i«:M a Mews, Weatktr, Bfert* m MovleUme — "Yellow Fin," Wnyne Morrii,- A* rlnn Booth; the owner of « tuna fishing boat hi be* •et by trouble . • ' ' . > J0:46 O MOM Theatre^"* Royal RcandsJ," TUIeMS B*nkh*»d, Ohkrle* Ot* km, Miami Price. AM* Baxter, William Ij*sfr romance and . InMgve a* the time of CataerM) Catf Or*«« , .-.», U:M,|D Late Show-"38 Hour* to Kill," Brian Donlevtf Gloria Stuart (B Janet Dean .; , ^_ 11:M O, Naughty Marlettst ' TUESDAT MOBN1NO •'• *} Time, Channel, Program •.;.•••,• «:00 O Atomic Age Physlea^; •:90 B Modem Cbnalftrr •>** COLOR •, v- ; ^, -.^ .(:35 IQ Good Morning DotK'.w CM O Morning Report > A e:5S ID Farm Report ,-•' :.v. •.'.•.: ':t:»» 0 Todajr-The : BTltU1*> electteno ' -•' : -"•';Stop Me ETT CERF '>•• ' Right now, the biggest fight Is on tht&rinity. After months of bickering, the City of Htmston and 'die Trinity River Authority agreed to cooperate in building a dam at Livingston.- Now the San Jaclnto River 'Authority is pro* testing. SJRA officials are telling Houston people that Trinity water is of "poor quality" and that San Jacinto water couldbe developed at much lower .cost. Amid it all, engineers and business analysts have some sobering reminders! (1) Drought oftheWSO's cost Texans $3,000,000. (2) Another drought is coming and when it does, population will be greater and water needs higher. (3) Water to carry the state through a drought can only be stored up in rainy years, and three of those "good" years have already passed, WORK CUT OUT?--Gov. Daniel continues to talk .like a man who doesn't feel that his work as.a public servant has been completed. • Speaking to f school audience, (h* governor dwelt on "the need for another forward step in providing better schools, including increased salaries' for teachers." He said he hoped th» Legislature would be ready to do something about it early next year. In another speech, he called attention to the Legislature's failure this year to pass laws dealing with crime preventon, 'traffic safety, narcotics and dormant funds. Some observers feel that if the governor calls a special session and the Legislature fails to take care of all these items -- which would be a batch of tough legislation --the governor would feel compelled to file for re-election on Feb. 1 in order to see things through, THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS EtTABlKMID 1«U jtMcj i, NAioas rvitiMca r.MiNN HEATH.,, :'. ...EDITO* Otorii liictm HorrU rriimin Advcrllllni Minmr Mfchinlctl Bupirlnltndcnt RDbrrti Dan^bjr E. V. (Ttx) Xindrli CdUoi Clrculitlon M«n«|tr i'JJr»> Itrnlc* t\ttr ' tpnrti tdltor oillce Mintier PobMihcd diUf tnd S'nidS? ixelpt SUUrdc by H«vl>w Publlib«i; Int., 1*1 B. Puk A»«, fniport. Tf«n. J»mei I. Ktbofi, Prtildml. Cluilflid »dv«rtliltij dr- Mrlmul etn t s.n. le 1) toon I»turdt», c\fi>t Hundui: i» plici, CUM) or cornel cluiUttd tdmtlilM. Mil BC I-MU. • World »M« KIWI eiiinit "b» United titH Inttrnttlonsl.' Uimber of Teiti DtUr Frill Aiioclillen. TIUI Prut Allocution. Kicrtiinttd »»Uotiilli kr TKII Htviplpcr XiprtiintiUvu, lie., I, 0, lox Ml, l»>unra, TUMI Voutta C* l-Htt. IDHCftmiOII BATCI Br csrriir, e»tt)r M« Suattr. I1.M >v minUi Dillr only, 11.11 Mr unit, Util MM uaet rwuitt. Ul mul •ubicrUXUm nlu ta uruci. Entered u licond clui mtller Utrch il, tit*, il ttu fntaart, TCJCM^ foil O^ttfft UOdlf till Act ft Coainit CUCCESSFUL AUTHORS and playwrights don't L__._ , O not too much,- anyhow — "when rivali score a .vmaaV. hit, but too much acclaim for said rivals proves increanngU hard to take. Moss Hart " • • 'v facetiously hit the nail on the head with his opening night wire to another playwright shepherding his second successive smash into New York. "Good luck — but for the last timel" was Hart's message. In the same vein, author -Somerset Maugham refused to get too excited when one of his young proteges had his second book in a row chosen by a big club. "One likes to see a' friend get ahead," Maugham, "but not out of sight!" ... ' • • * . • Old Grandpa Hanna hurt his leg hi the CaUklll* last aummeti** Ht'd been watching Westerns on XV where, eveiy time tae^ villain killed a man, he cut a notch ia hi* gun. So every tune*, Grandpa persuaded on* ot tht lady boarders to.give him. a Idaftj h* cut a notch In hi* cane. On* night, unthinking, he T on the cane .... DAILY CROSSWORD ACHOSS 1. Child's carriage (G.B.) B. Songbird 9. Lift lO.Oolf clubs 11. Wind instr i ment 13. Kan- servant 14. Opening (anat.) 15. Basement room It. Toward IT. Armed conflict* 19, Dutch (abbr.) 20. Labor hard 22. Just preceding 34. Perfectly 28. Contend (with) 28, Drenched 31. Exclamation 32. Pleads S3. Creek Utttr' 34. Equipped 37, Diamond 38. Kind of b,*ar 38, Disgrace 41. Fried lightly il. QuesUgni closely 15. Bird's home 44. Incite ; ACROSS 1. Talking bird 2. Capital At 3. Man's name 23. Affirms.' [ i. Chess pieces tive 5. Biogra phles 6. Asian Inland sea 7. Revolve 8. Works, u dough B. Pokes around 11. Swagger 15. Wrinkled IT. Broad 18. Rosary bead 21. Tear 22. Addition sign votes 25. Ship's record 28. Marine 2T. Native of Buckeye State 29. Excuse 30. U. a. coin* 32. Frenchman's cap 35. Adhesive 36. Guns (slang) nuu ro mm pjmi aamam Satttrdty'* ST. Lam* . •. (colloq.> 39. Resort : 40. Boston'* nickname •o TT

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