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»tm W«dn«td«y, Jun* 4, 1969 Editorials And Features Industry Commits $2 Billion In Our Area American industry lias commiltetl more than S2 billion dollars in the past Tour years to industrial expansion in the Houston area. About S500 million was earmarked in 1968 for new or expanded projects, according lo a new publication prepared by Texas Commerce Bank of Houston, entitled, "Houston's* Industrial Expansion. 1969 Edition." The report is based on information prepared by the Houston Chamber of Commerce. The report lists 55 companies which each commit led one million dollars - or more - to ncsv or expanded plants in Houston. The commitments of these companies aggregated S375 million in value. Other companies announced Houston expansion projects lo cost less than one million dollars each with art: overall total of SI 25 million. Much of the new plant construction announced in 1968 will broaden the area's chemical and refinery bases. Shell Oil Co. estimated it will spend SI 00 million expanding its refinery in the next three years and Crown Central F'ctroleum Corp. announced a refinery expansion project at a cost of S35 million. Houston Lighting and Power committed more than SI00 million in 1968 for additional generating capacity, new lines and facilities to serve the rapidly growing Houston-Gulf Coast area. Other major projects involved petrochemicals, industrial gases, steel, pipe rolling, sulfur mining, synthetic rubber, oil and gas field equiprrent, cement, canning and bottling. Ma Goes Also Another long-established prerogative and province of the male is being invaded by the ladies — the convention. More than half the men attending conventions in New York arc accompanied by their wives these days, reports that city's Convention and Visitors Bureau. Companies are discovering that invitations which include the distaff side get a good response. To insure high attendance, organizers woo the wives, thereby snaring the husbands. Nor arc the cities where conventions' arc held at all averse to the trend. While the conventioneers are busy convening, it is not unknown for the little women to go sightseeing and shopping. Hershey Is Opposing President !Sy PAUL 1IAKVEY Uiiytowti Sun Columnist Gen. Hershey is opposing his own Commander in Chief on the military draft. This revolt in the ranks probably will have little effect on administration policy or on congressional reaction, but let's make sure. I've debated this subject eyeball-to-eyeball with Gen. Hershey and his mind is made up: tie does not want to be "distracted by facts." His latest utterance on the subject, however, demands discussion. Gen. Hershey, publicly op- THE DOCTOR SAYS New Procedures In Snake Bite Cases By WAYNE G. BRANDSTADT, M.D. Thousands of persons in North America are bitten by poisonous snakes every summer. The old emergency treatment, m a k i n g an X- shapcd incision through the fang marks and sucking out the venom, however, is rarely necessary. The deciding .'actor is whether or not the victim can reach a hospital within an hour. If so there is no need to panic. It is estimated that 66 per cent of all persons who are bitten by a poisonous snnke get only a minute amount of venom and will survive without any treatment but, rather than take any chances, a tourniquet should be,placed about two inches above the bite. It should not cut off the circulation but be just tight enough so that you can still slip an index finger under it, then it should not be loosened. The bitten part should be kept as motionless as possible and the victim should not move about any more than necessary because movement speeds the spread of the poison through the system. For the same reason alcohol should not be given. At the hospital, further treatment will be determined by the victim's age, general condition and the severity of his symptoms. For sortie of those who do not have high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries or Raynaud's disease, immersion of the bitten limb in cold water to retard the spread of the venom may be the best treatment. The of the body must, however, be kept warm. Some authorities now advocate surgical removal of the skin and subcutaneous tissue around the bite. These patients should not be given antivcnin because the chilling inlerferes with sensitivity to horse serum. If antivenin is to he given, the victim should be tested for sensitivity to horse serum. If he is sensitive, precautions arc taken to prevent a severe reaction. Supplementary treatment may include antibiotics, tetanus toxide, inhalation of oxygen, transfusion or an injection of hy- drocorlisonc. If the bite was made by a coral snake, the symptoms (nausea, drooling and weakness) may not occur for several hours. For this reason the victim should be kept in the hospital for at least 48 hours. Enterprise Asm.) Pltaic send your questions and comments la Wayne G. Brandttadt, M.D., in cote ol thii paptt. Whilt Dr. Brandttodt cannot answer mrfi- virfuol (cllcrs, h» will answer fetters ot general interest in future columns, BERRY'S 1RLO "Hoiice the expression on the general's (ace? It's one of 'cautious optimism' about Vietnam!" f posing the Nixon plan for an all- volunteer Army, said it is not "the American way" to "go into something for no reason other than to get money." In fairness, I suppose the idealistic general meant that we should all be eager to serve our country at personal sacrifice, as indeed he and countless selfless others have served. It is, however, a distorted military concept which suggests that "the American way" is the present course of involuntary servitude. The civilian tradition of our country has allowed compulsory mobilization only in tunes of true emergency. Many of us are unwilling to accept recent unbecoming involvements in Southeast Asia as an •'emergency" for our own country. Today's enlightened generation is quite rightly unwilling to concede that we could or should try to make the world safe for democracy when we've not succeeded in making Havana — or indeed New York City — safe yet. Aside from the questionable morality of this present involvement, however, President Nixon has pledged himself to abolish the draft as soon as the Vietnamese war has phased out. Meanwhile, he had suggested a sensible compromise which will allow young Americans, after the draft-eligible age of 18, to proceed to plan their lives and their careers. We have been fighting today's wars with the weapons of the- last one—masses of marching men. America's six per cent of this planet's mothers cannot produce enough boy babies to continue that practice and we can bleed to death trying. In tomorrow's confrontations, our enemies must be kept at arms' length by potentially devastating supcrweapons. War in the technological stratosphere cannot depend on schoolboys; it will require extremely skilled and competent technicians. These deserve and will demand pay commensurate with their preparation. I do not share Gen. Hershey's recently expressed fear that not enough volunteers will volunteer. I think Uncle Sam has learned an important lesson from these dead-end, no-win, pulled- punches jungle wars. From now on we will likely mind our own business — keeping a nuclear club in the closet just to be sure everybody else behaves. There will be more than enough volunteers for that duty as there are always more than enough volunteers for policeman, test pilot and astronaut. But a man has to bflieve in what he's doing. Bible Verse SO CHRIST was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sins unto salvation. Hebrews 9:28 TODAY IN HISTORY ; JUNE 4, 1800 — President's .House, now White House, completed. Loosely Speaking ii;-!By RON A Baytown lady leaped from her car after a minor accident the other day at Texas and Main (that's close to the police station) and pumped a fist at the young lad involved. "Why don't you other drivers watch where you're going . . . you're the fourth car I've hit today!" screamed the elderly woman. But don't believe women share the spotlight when it comes to spouting off. Justice of the Peace Glenn Vickery fined a man recently for doing 80 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone. As the man got his receipt for the fat fine, he threw in a pun designed to cut. "What am I going to do with this?" he grumbled. A friend with the man forking over the money, smiled and put his arm on his buddy; "When you get four of them, you get a bicycle . . .like I did." A lady wrote her definition of a parking space on a form as she went through the routine of applying for a driving license from the local office of the Dept. of Public Safety. "A parking place is where you leave your car to have the wheelbase shortened and the " trunk caved in." I was in Chambers County and, visiting an attorney friend of mine, 1 picked up this tale. This rice fanner was driving his car on a rural road and struck an old mare grazing alongside the highway. The driver pulled away and rushed in to Beaumont to see his lawyer. "I just hit a horse!" related the driver to his attorney. "Great," came the reply, "how much did he pay?" A crop duster, after a tough day flying inches above the rice fields near Baytown, jumped in his pick-up and was stung by a string of bees from a nearby farm. Irritated he hopped over to the fanner that owned them and put in his complaint: "A couple of your bees stung me . . .1 insist you ground them." The farmer cocked an eye at the pilot and retorted: "Point the buzzards out to me and I'll revoke their flyin' licenses." QUICK QUIZ Q — When did the ?iatto?i's first peacetime draft law become effective? A—In 1940. Q—WJirit is the daily output of an average oil well in the United States? A—Almost 13 barrels, or 542 gallons, a day. Q — When did "The Star- Spanylcd Banner" become our national anthem? A—On March 3, 1931. Q— In -what city do we find Beale Street and Basin Street, immortalized in American jazz? A—Beale Street is in Mem phis, Tenn.; Basin Street, New Orleans, La. (Ncwspopcr fnterpriie AisnJ BARB S By PHIL PASTORET The boss says trial some of our e m p 1 o y e s haven't worked for the firm very long, but that they've been here for 20 years. •3 * *!' The fellow who carries a torch for a girl should ask her to buy her own cigarette lighter. right to ad- but a little much picture on if you keep the desk. Just When There Seems to Be a Little Breeze Washington Merry-Go-Round - Chief Justice Burger And Foundation Linked (Newspaper Cnterpritt Ann.) Wagtotmv By DREW PEARSON and JACK ANDERSON WASHINGTON — It now develops that the new Chief Justice, Warren E. Burger, addressed the same "Center for Study of Democratic Institutions" partly financed by the same Parvin Foundation which has paid an annual retainer lo Justice William 0. Douglas. Burger must have known where the money came from because the Justice Douglas connection with the group had been.well publicized long before Burger spoke in the summer of 19U8. ••' Judge Burger spoke before the center at Santa Barbara, Calif., and was paid approximately ?400. Officials of the center emphasized that this was to cover expenses and was not a fee. What Judge Burger said at the Santa Barbarp meeting, however, is probably just as important as the fact that he appeared before an organization subsidized in part by the Parvin Foundation and Las Vegas money. In his speech Burger raised doubts regarding the American jury system, the Fifth Amendment, and the present system of criminal trials in the United States. His speech was reported in the November 1968 issue of Center Magazine, official organ of the center. "I say that the adversary system (of American courts) is not the best system of criminal justice, and that there is a better way," Judge Burger told the Santa Barbara group. "The American system, up to the time of the final verdict and appeal, puts all -the emphasis on techniques, devices, mechanisms. It is the most elaborate system ever devised by a society." JUDGE BURGER explained what he meant by ''techniques, devices, mechanisms," as the presumption that the accused is innocent; the use of juries and the consequent rules regarding evidence; the right of the defendant to remain silent; the placing of the burden of proof on the prosecution. Fred Hartman Editor and PuilLiher Bill Hartman General Manager' John Wadley Bu»ine»« Manarer Beukah Ma« Jackaon Awlitant To The Publlaher Paul Putman A«ii«tant To The Pufclliher Ann a Pritchett '... Office Manager EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT Prevton PendenrraM Managing-Editor JrAneHa Boynton AMoclatc Managing; Editor ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT Dwifht Moody Retail Managri Dorrie Laugtilin National Mana«et Entered a* >econd clan* matter at the Baytown, Tex**, 77520 Port Office under the Act of OonfreM'of March S, 1879. Published afternooni, Monday through Friday and Sunday* by The Baytown Sun, Inc. at J301 Memorial Drive in Baytown T«xa« P.O. Box 90, Baytown T7520 Subscription Ralei By Carrier Il.w» Month, »23.40 Per T e»r Sinrte Copy Price 10c Mall rate* on request Represented Nationally By Texa* Newipaper Representative*, Inc. 1CEURKX OT TJOC Aa»OCTATID PREM Th« nauUXd rn** >• .nuttal naurivtlr lo th. UM for •*y n*wm <*•*.!<*«• erMltri lo it or m oUv-rwl*. cr.dJt«l tr km! nntm at •pontaamu orlrn publMwtf IWf.ln •• «UMT matur Mnla tn ai*o i*Mr>«i. Many of these "incidents of the adversary system," he said, were introduced after the Magna Curta and after the development of a legal profession because lawyers wanted to offset the enormous imbalance between the power of the king and his establishment on the one hand and that of the individual person on the other. "But are all these devices of the adversary system valid in today's society?" Judge Burger asked. "I heard one Supreme Court Justice say in a seminar that the presumption of innocence is 'rooted in the Constitution.' Well, il may be rooted there, but you cannot find it there. I think we have been deluded by some of our own utterances. Certainly you have heard — and judges have said — that one should not convict a man out of his own mouth. The fact is that we establish responsibility and liability and we convict in all the areas of civil litigation out of the mouth of the defendant . . . "J am no longer sure that the Fifth Amendment concept, in its present form and as presently applied and interpreted, has all the validity attributed to it." The original reasons against compelling a defendant to answer have been somewhat dissipated, the judge continued. "But whenever I discuss this with some of my colleagues they are horrified. They conjure up images of the rack and the screw." JUDGE BURGER ssaid that is is very difficult to explain the American adversary system of criminal justice to enlightened lawyers and judges in Europe. They are baffled by, for example, the exclusionary rule in the American system. This rule excludes evidence if it has been obtained by a procedure that violates a statute, a regulation, or a basic constitutional right. One of the fundamentals, the jury system, was questioned by Judge Burger. He noted that use of the jury is rapidly disappearing in England, and it generally does not exist on the continent. In America, however, fewer defendants are waivering their right to a jury in a criminal case than ever before. Although conceding that time and money are not the only important factors, Judge Burger pointed out that "if we could eliminate the jury we would save a lot of time. In Pennsylvania, juries are waived in 80 per cent of the cases and the system works much better. You can try a case without a jury in one day that wculd take you » week r-r two weeks with a jury." A major cause of the defects in the American adversary system, Judge Burger said, is that the appellate courts and the Supreme Court, in their concern for the rights of the individual, have started down a road in which each step is a logical extension of the step, immediately preceding it, "but when you get to the end of that road and look back, often you find you have arrived at a place you hadn't intended to go to at all." As an example of "unlooked-for consequences," Judge Burger cited the problem of the police lineup, and Ihe defense attorney acting as monitor of that lineup. GENERAL MOTORS has quietly moved a new high-powered lobbyist to Washington, replacing its long-time representative Ernest Barcella. The new man is debonair, astute Gordon Hall, who in 19G4 was a top confidential adviser to GOP candidate Barry Goldwater, got him a GM "Stingray" car, and helped him write speeches. Though Hall worked in Goldwater's campaign office, he remained on General Motors' payroll, probably in violation of the Corrupt Practices Act since corporations are not permitted to make political contributions. Complacent Democrats did not prosecute —as the tough Nixon administration is prosecuting other cases today — and Hall has now been moved to Washington to use his persuasive influence nn the Republicans. THOUGHTS Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. — Joel 3:14. & * !i Compromise, except in the two fields, only, of morals and of exact science, is necessary in every human action, even in the individual. Life is constantly making a compromise—there has to be compromise in order to get- p r o g r e s s.— Dwight D. Eisenhower. Bridge Tips By Oswald & James Jacoby NORTH 1 4 AQOG4 V 32 • AQ J987 *Vuid WEST KAST VQ7G VAKJ1085 • 542 • :i + KJ8743 #A10862 SOUTH (D) A KJ 10532 V 94 • K 10 G + Q5 North-South vulnerable West North East South Pass Pass 1« 4V 4 A 5 y 7 A Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—Jfc 7 In an expert tennis game you see plenty of errors. The same applies to bridge. The experts take c nances in order to keep pressure on their opponents instead of playing safe. Today's hand is rather well known and occurred in an all - expert bridge game in the '30s. At that time the bonus for a vulnerable grand slain was 2,250 points and worth going after. North's one-diamond opening was normal. It pays to bid that way with -a good hand. North wanted his partner to know he held more diamonds than spades. East had m a n y choices with his fine hand but decided to jam Ihe bidding by jumping to four hearts. South was not going to be shut out. He had one superstition which was, when dealt a spade suit, you should bid it. West's five-heart bid was competitive. He had no ideas as to who could make what but he was not vulnerable and was going to keep the flae flying. Now it was up to North to act. He wanted that grand slam b o n u s and decided somehow or other he would get there. Surely his partner held the diamond king and maybe his partner was void of hearts. Or maybe he could coax a club lead. One way would be to make a false cue bid of six hearts. . Would that work? "No." decided North. If he cue bid hearts and then went to seven West would realize what was {ioing on. Then what could North do? North figured out bis best chance and simply bid seven spades. West finally decided that South had to be void of hearts to\make that bid. He opened a club! South ruffed il in dummy, drew trumps, discarded his losing hearts on the diamonds and made the grand slam. Q—The bidding has been: West North East South 1 V Pass 3 4 Pass 3 V ' Pass 4 * Pass 5 * Pass ? You, South, hold: A A 1C 54 *AK!)85 4.KQJ2 What tie you do now? A—Jtisl hill N'IX diamonds. It is loo much (o expect your partner lo hold j,'<ioii diamonds and OIL' ace of clubs. TODAY'S QUESTION Instead of bidding five diamonds over your four clubs your partner has jumped to six clubs. What do you do now? Answer Tomorrow nrich Your Vocabulary -NBA Feature Presidents, Kings ACROSS i — in (Washington's opponent) 7 U.S. (18th president) 12 Vipers J3 Cattle roundup 1'! Narcotics J5 Leaning, as n cnsk 16 Experienced soldier (coll.) 17 Decry 19 Stir 20 Weakened by .IRC 21 Intoxicant 23 Printer's measure 24 Charge per unit 28 African republic 31 Religious leader of India 33 Glossy paint 34 DiRger 35 Evils (Latin) 3G Depart 38 Friend (Fr.) 39 Six-sided prisms ( 42 Cost amount (ab.) 45 Round 48 Beverage 49 Droops 50 Quieting 53 Loafs 54 Legal proceeding 55 Divided into small, round particles 56 Feminine name DOWN 1 Yawned 2 Newspaper article of opinion 3 Harem room 4 Sonk flax 5 Swimming bird G Hebrew ascetic 25 Habiluation 7 Legendary cup 213 Article 8 Dutch cky 27 Hearing ort;:in 9 Mine entrance 28 .Jewel 10 Feminine nickname 11 Carry (coll.) HKggs 18 Arms and legs 20 Widgeon 22 Uiwcincd-, as rocks 29 "Faerie Quceno" character 30 Star in Perseus 32 Poison tree of Java 37 Siounn Tndinns 40 Jade 41 Robert (Scottish king) 43 Red hair dye 44 Silence by authority 4"> Fluent •if> Ore deposit 47 Spanish pot 51 Steamer (ab.) 52 Hasten 45 49 S3 55 « 47 (Ntwipaptr fnlerprlst Assn.)

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