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THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS SUN SPOT Brazoaport and Brazoria County, Texas, Wed,, January 4. 1961 JIM BISHOP: Reporter A UN ANT IS PACKING TO LEAVE The Eisenhowers are packing. On the second Door, the golf clubs stand against a wall; on the opposite side, Master S c r-| geant Moaney ? sets the pain's and the can-.vases togetli- i '• e r. His wife ] dusts in t h e | front room, and s does littlej things for Mrs. I Eisenhower. I t] must be doubly I .. sad for Mrs. , BISHOP Eisenhower because her mother Used to occupy the room across the hall on the second floor. Often, the President and Mis . wife and mother-in-law had din- •ner in the hall. These were the relaxed dinners when any of the three could say anything that came to mind without pausing to think. They are gone. They will not return. Once, when I spent a few days In the White House researching a magazine article about the •President, I had a little trouble with Master Sergeant Moaney. He is a Negro and, in some ways, is closer to the President than his Cabinet. Mr. Moaney is Eisenhower's valet He has had the job since Ike was a colonel in Louisiana. The article was for Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Mr. James Hagerty helped me to seo the proper people at the proper time. It was called "A Day With The President" and, to write it, I had to find out everything the President did from the time, in the morning, when he sat up in bed until he went to bed again that - night. : Sergeant Moaney is the epitome of discretion. He was reluctant to talk to me, even when Hagerty told him that it was all right. The sergeant sat erect in an office chair, his white jacket buttoned up the middle, the little open collar stiff with starch. As we spoke, he said mostly: "Yes sir" and "No, sir." Inch by painful inch. I drew the material from him. "Now," I said, "you know before the rest of the country when the President is in a bad mood because if you lay out his brown suit with the brown sox and the white shirt, and he kicks them off the bed, he's not feeling too happy." The sergeant nodded. "All right," I said, "now tell me how you help him to undress at night. What do you say and what does he say?" Moaney looked at me. There was no i'e- ply. Jim Hagerty, sitting on his squeaky swivel chair, said: "Tell Mr. Bishop what he wants io know. The President says it's all right." Moaney swallowed. He said nothing. "Come on," Hagerty said. "At approximately 10:40 every night, Secretary Anderson and I stand outside the President's bedroom — that oval one upstairs —and we say 'Good night, Mr. President.' He closes the door, now what do you do?" "Nothing," said Moaney. T looked at Mr. Hagerty. Hagerty looked at the sergeant. The sergeant looked at the floor. "Nothing," he said "beause I don't undress him." "Oh come now," I said. "You help him with his shoelaces in the morning, you lay out his clothes; this is a man who had a heart attack and can use a little assistance with minor things. Don't you loosen Ws tie of get him soma dothes hangers or something?" "No, sir,~ said Moaney. "I don't help Mm because he don't sleep In that room." The squeaking stopped. "Do you mean to tell me," said Hagerty, "that I've been saying good nisht to the President of the United States at his bedroom door nnd he doesn't sleep there?" "No, sir," said the sergeant. "I mean, yes sir." Hagerty rubbed a weary hand across his mouth. "May I ask where he sleeps?" he said extra softly. Sergeant Moaney nodded. "In the room," he said, "there :s a closet. In the closet is a little door. He takes his heart pills aisi a glass of water and he go through that door to Mrs. Eiscn- bower's room." Then, as an afterthought: "The President undress himself." "Okay," I said to Jim. "Where does that leave us?" Jim grinned. "The President is a great guy for the exact truth," he said. "Use it in the story and let's see what he says. There's nothing wrong with it." I went home and wrote the 8> tide and sent a carbon to Mr. Hagerty. "Please ask the President to read this," I wrote, "just to see if there is any part that is untrue or harmful." A week later, Mr. Hagerty phoned me. "No corrections," he said tersely. I couldn't contain myself. "Did be get to the part where he says goodnight to you in one room and goes through the secret door into the other one?" "Yes." said Jim "He read it and I asked him about it. Tne President laughed and said: 'Le* it stand the way it is. It's a good family touch.' " , . , March Of Science FOUR FIFTHS ARE MENTALLY ILL • By ALTON L. BLAKESLEE Associated Press Science Writer '. NEW YORK (AP) - A study checking on mental health of city folk finds only 18.5 per cent of them completely well. ESTABLISHED 1912 JAMES 8. NABORS „ PUBLISHES GLENN HEATH EDITOR JOHN F. GREEN BUSINESS MANAGER GEORGE BEACOM Advertising Manager ROBERTA DANSBY Managing Editor LeROY BYRD Women's Editor MORRIS FREEMAN Mechanical Superintendent E. E. (Tex) HENDRIX Circulation Manager BERNICE ELDER Office Manager Published daily and Sunday except Saturday by Review Publisher!, Inc., 307 E. Park Ave.. Freepott, Texas. Jam« S. Nabors, President. Classified advertising department open 8 a.m. lo 12 noon Saturdays, closed Sundays; to place, cancel or correct classified advertising, call BE 3-2611. World wide news coverage by The Associated Press. Member of Texas Daily Press Association, Texai Press Association. Represented nationally by Texas Newspaper Representatives, Inc., P. O. Box 308, Baylown. Texssj Houston CA 8* 2643* SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier, Daily and Sunday, $1.40 per monlh; Daily only, $1.15 per monlh. Mail rates upon request. All mail subscription rates in advance, Entered at second class mailer March 21, 1952. at the Freeport, Texas, Post OHice, under the Act oi Congress ol March 8, 1870. B r R. BECKER QUIZ You a» South, both sides vul- likely that North can make a Oerabla, The. bidding has been: game, but the raise is given fop nr—i *,„... „___ _ .. competitive purposes. It would be improper to bid two dia- South ? Went North East 4> 14 Pass ? "<= unpiuper to ma two dm- What would you now bid with mond »- ™* would tend strong. «* of tha following five ly to den y s ? a < 19 support and —•«-• might result in winding- up in the wrong- contract. each hands? 1. 4Q9B2 VAK763 +KJ2 VAJ5 +KJ943 +72 4AKQJS4 *KJ8 8. 482 <• 4KQ84 y AJ952 4Q6 4,73 C. 4Q76 VQ91 4KJ92 *AQ8 1. Four spades. The spade evercall by North Is not a bid directed towards making- a gome, but neither is it a bid Wade without appropriate values. In general, an overcall hi the one level denies the Strength for an opening- bid. It is made with a hand that features playing tricks rather than high-card points. The point-count range is ordinarily from 8 to 12. The salient feature of an overcall is safety, end this means that the over- caller does not expect to go down more than 500 points if lie gets doubled by the next player. It follows therefore that the suit in which the overcall In made must be a good one. With these guiding- principles to rest on, it is clear that partner should have an excellent chance to make four spades. There la not much point to bid- dinff hearts or anything else. The simplest bid if the best one. It is hardly 3. Three notrump. No guarantees go with this bid, which is admittedly a gamble, but the hand seems to offer a good shot for game. Partner does not need much outside of his spade suit' —about all he has to have la some strength or length in hearts. The best thing to do la close your eyes, bid three no- trump, and hope for the best. 4. Three spades. This bid invites partner to go on. to four if his overcall was top drawer. It permits him to pass If the overcall was based on only moderate values. The heart suit la not mentioned. 5. Two notrump. This Is also only invitational and partner is permitted to paaa. It shows tha values for an opening bid of the minimum class—usually 14 or 15 points—and at the same time indicates balanced distribution and all around strength, particularly in the opponent's suit. The theory that it takes the equivalent of two opening bids to make a game applies. We have on opening bid with, a slight plus. If partner has an opening bid with a slight minus, there Sgurea to be a game. Psychiatrists classified 36.3 per cent as having mild symptoms, 21.8 per cent moderate symptoms and 23.4 per cent impaired—having symptoms interfering with life functions. .. The findings are part of^a lon,g- term community health study ''n..; a midtown area of New York City conducted by researchers of New York Hospital and Cornell University Medical College. The risk ol poor mental health is determined by the number of stresses met through life. Dr. Thomas S. Langner, a sociologist, said in a report prepared for the;.. closing sessions of the American Association for the Advancement of Science today. The study finds little to support the idea that mental illness is brought on by one single stressful experience which suddenly snaps the string, he said. "Events in the life history seems to 'pile up' increasing impairment, but there is no one event which automatically spells disaster for all those who exp»- rience it," he said. "Nor, on the other hand, is there any suggestion of the principle of the 'straw that broke the camel's back." Events do not pile up to a certain point, beyond which all persons are bound to collapse. "There is no 'breaking point' :-n the number of factors beyonj which there is a sudden marked increase in mental health risk" The risk ol poor mental health is found to be considerably larger among persons in the lower social-economic group than in the middle-class and high social-economic groups, he said. But this is not because those in the low group suffer proportionately more stresses—the number ol stresses didn't vary much among all the groups. Those in the lower group just seem to react or adjust in ways which bring greater impairment ol mental health, Dr. Langner said. More of them are likely to react in probably psychotic ways, while those in the high soci.U group are more likely to react .n neurotic lashions. The study was based on tw> hour interviews with 300 questi-ms asked o( 1,660 persons aged 20 lo 59. They represent about Ha per cent of the 111,000 in the long- term study. WEDNESDAY ON TV Editorial TAXMAKERS SHOULD TAKE HEED OF DIMINISHING RETURNS LAW One of the problems which lav/makers should be most deeply concerned about in their deliberations of tax measures is the "law of diminishing returns," a law which can severely penalize poor judgment. Most of us are confronted almost daily with a situation that is a good object lesson in this law. Most of us drive automobiles. Most of us who are below the age of 45 have never bought a gallon of gasoline without paying a sales tax on it. To most of us, the gas tax is, and always has been, an established and eubstantlal element in our overall cost of living. But the fact is that the first gasoline tax was passed in Oregon in J919, and it was a mere cent a gallon. The legislator who introduced;the bill is still Uvih'gl jOn reaching his 100th birthday, he told a reporter he is wondering if such & tax "was such a good idea." The reason he wonders is that "the last straw was the federal gasoline tax." In his words, "it is a tendency of a Yankee to ride a free horse to death." That is exactly what is happening to it. It has reached the point where, on the average, it amounts to some 50 per cent of the retail price of gas oefore tax. No other necessity, or even any luxury, bears a tax within shooting distance of this figure. Worst of all, there is a concerted movement underway to make permanent the last one- cent increase in the federal tax, which was supposed to be a temporary boost that would expire next June. And some, in addition, would add on another half-cent of federal tax. Crude oil is in large supply, and the methods of refining it are efficient. Gasoline would therefore be a relatively inexpensive part of the motorist's costs. But the burden of taxes makes it expensive. Motor transportation is a convenience the American is not going to do without. But when the cost of gasoline, or any other commodity he wants reaches a point where he cannot afford it, he demands and gets a means of reducing the cost. Thus the economy car. The cost of economy cars is not the reason people buy them; the mileage per ..gallon is,, tlie primary concern. So we reach this condition — a chain reaction which our taxmakers must surely have foreseen but ignored: during 1960 the sale of economy cars cut substantially into the sale of gasoline. Thus hurt an oil industry already in trouble because of foreign imports. The same drop in sales reduced the revenue derived from gasoline taxes. And as a by-product, dealt a sizeable blow to the income of the auto and steel industries. And so we come to our application Of the law of diminishing returns: a tax that, as it goes higher and higher, brings in less and less revenue. COST OF MALE GLAMOR RISING Some of the year-end business statistics that flow across the editorial desks are surprises. There's one group that should serve to deflate a number of men who are prone to argue about the cost of the female pursuit of glamcr, The truth is, the figures seem to indicaie, that the male expenses in achieving about the same objective are not very far behind those of the other sex. He's spending hundreds of millions in preening himself u-ith shaving lotions, colognes, powders, hair tonic, hair pieces and hair dyes. Man's attempt to smell better — or not at all — supports numerous companies, some of them multi-million dollar concerns. Manufacturers or after-shave lotljns say this year's sales siiould top the 1959 record of $50.1 million. This total was a 126.3 per cent jump since 1946. In that same pariod, women's perfumes and toilet waters increased in sales volume by 104.6 per cent. Men spend around $94 million a year for items in the luxury fragrance class. This is all over and above the $271 million a year it costs for the U.S. male population to maintain a whiskerless face. , Man's fight against baldness and dandruff swells sales totals year after year. Hair tonic sales are estimated at $69.83 million annually and this figure goes up at the rate of five per cent annually. Hoi Boyle 'YOUTH' TO BE '61 NATIONAL FAD NEW YOBK (AP)-It is time for our annual fuzzy forecast »J what lies ahead, and a peek Into the crystal ball shows: You'll have plenty of Jun in 1961-that is, if you like excitement. It promises to be a stirring year for all, full of adventure fur anybody who doesn't take otf his hearing aid when opportunity knocks at the door. Just in jest, here are a few predictions: Ten-thousand Americans will write and ask the new president. John F. Kennedy, if they can have as a souvenir the new silk topper he'll wear at his inauguration rn Jan. 20. But Kennedy, with typical New England thrift, will koep It handy on e White House shelf- just in case he needs it for a repeat performance of the ceremony in 1965. Caroline Kennedy, 3, the President's photogenic daughter, will receive a $100,000 offer to act as moderator on a TV panel show featuring the views of prekinder- garten age children on world problems. Harvard University will movo to Washington, D. C., so its students can attend classes in 'if same city where most ol Harvard's faculty is employed. The accent on youth, go evident in U. S. polities, will have some odd repercussions as everyone tries to keep in step with the trend. Nlkita Khrushchev will buy a toupee. Jack Benny will issue a statement saying that a check cl his birth record shows that he Is really only 38, not 39—and Lassie, who has been showing a 'ew wrinkles around the eyes lately, will undergo a secret face lifting, Sophie Tucker will change h«r act, and come on stage rolling a hoop and wearing Mary Picl:- lord curls. Women's fashions .vill feature "the high school look." and stenographers will come to work wearing bobby sox. The ailing economy will be bolstered by a $2 billion boom In the hair dyeing business. Anyone with gray hair will be tubbed nn exhibitionist. Casey Stengel, ex-rnanager o! the New York Yankees, will consider starting his baseball career all over again as a rookie outfielder for the Kansas City Atv letlcn. A few other developments: On the international scene, the U. S. Air Force will pull ihe blooper ol the year. It will send up a plane to snag the capsule ol an American missile and come down Instead with a Soviet Pip- suit. This capsule will contain three Soviet dogs, an autographed portrait of Khrushchev addrebssd "to the president ol Mars," a«J an unsigned note from a Soviet engineer saying, "Help!" The United Nations will publiih a cook book in an attempt to get out of debt. Througiiout most of the world college students will demonstrate! against their governments wi'h banners, rocks, and home-ma-la grenades. In this country students will demonstrate vacuum cleaners to earn tuition money. On the home front look for these tilings: Science will develop a palatable; new food that can't be canne-J or frozen but lias to be kept and cooked in the old-fashioned way. Housewives will immediately boy. cott it. Some remorseful woman will start a campaign to give equal rights back to men. Medicine will develop a marvelous new wonder drug lo cure all the ailments caused by the mar. velous new wonder drugs of TSFfi, 1957, 1958, 1959 and 1900. Unfortunately, it loo will liave side i.>l- feels. In an attempt to hold the li:ie against rising prices, sonic ban again will feature the five-rent beer. It will be sei-vni, however, in a shut glass. A producer will startle Holly, wood by a radical kica-a pMu:o costing lens Uian »7'.i million and running less Uuui live liouis. All in all, we face un Interest- Ing and adventurous year. CtllANNKt. KMM.'-tV 2 C1MVNET* KtlHT-TV 8 KHOlr-TV n 6HAHMJB* 44 HTHMT 14 4:00 O ronnay Town (D Enrly Show— "Crtlllni? I'lrilo Vance," Kdwftnl Brophy, MnvRnret Stevenson AmorionivBnmlslnnd !<l> O ' gits Q bimny Dec 6!30 News, Sports Dnffy Duck 8:45 O UN'tlcvlew CD DmiS_ Edwards, News ~ fl:tin O News, Sport* 0 Biology Ml 01 Whirlyblnls IB News, Rny Connmfy IHlir SfNowii, WenTher O) Weather, Sports, Con^__ nway Comments 8:30 (BfWnxon Trnin — "Tlio Karl Fncker Story," Ernest Uorjjnlno, -K (1 w n r il Illnns) a linmily hmilrr swcnr* Jo hill or rapture a Irtwninu (D The Antinnnuts—"Riv- er Gold," Margaret O'Brien, Jnmes Coliurn; Andrews nnd L a h r are writer O flic Ard In Houston m Circle Th«atr« i. ••Hlatlt Market BuMw," nn fxposmra of th« U1«a«l nblnlnintj nnd dlfttrlbutlng ot imblo.i for adoption nt n prlco (B Nnkcrt City— "Bulbil Cost Too Much/ 1 Betty Kit-Id, Richard Yorkt DC- icctlvo Flint refuses to _ Jlvc nt tlirca holdup men W 0:30~O itoUl Venlnra d The H«d Myth — "Marxism nnd the Communist Mnnlfssto," debut of n ilrnmntlo series on Communism; a definition of Communism and A ha- Jolftoseoplo preview of Communist hlslory_ 10:00 O noiixb Rldern 0) News, Weather CD Tightrope -> Return ot the mystery-ndvenlure' *•• rics with Mlohnel Con* nors cr," Edward O, Robinson, Marleno Dietrich; the linzprda faced by m«o who repair hlglr tensloqi »lrct 10:30 O News,, Sport* •D Follow That Mtui hired to hunt a rare metal 10:45 O Jnck.-ftB-ftr — Gene(D Hopg Kong— "Sullnble vleve: Joey Bishop, hort| (or Framing," .Tnlle I-on- COI.OK don; Evans Is framed for tt;00 ffil MU> Hour News - ii;jo CD The Pioneers 7:00 Q Mnthomatics 132 7:30 &~Vr~l oo~Ts COLOR ID Wonted Dratl or AliVe Q M|( , n , Rht (Q N ew g KJntll THURSDAY MORNINO —Randall looks for a miss- Time, Cliiinncl, Progriuu inc G\VS "~~ ~ - - ii --f- 1 --™--«— J-- " n- IB Ozzie and Harriet — JifllO.*;!!!!!!!!!*!?! "The Girl Who Loses 6:30 Q siniiiomallc Tilings," Rick's girl friend QJJ cndet Don thinks she Is being two- timed COUMl 7:15 O Frontier to Space — 7:00 O Dive Oarroway Today ID Farm Report, News "Recovery of Information 7:15 CD Mr Caboose, Engineer from Rockets" '.I,:.'.- —————— 8:00 O Perry Como — Eliza- belli Seal, Bol>l>y Kydell, Alon King, Ronnie nnrns, Yvonne I.lmej COLOR O World of Literature— ••Pope" CD Two Faces West CD Moraine Edition New! •-— - _8jO«_ CB Cadet Don 8:15 O Mathematics 132 CD Capt Kangaroo 8:30 CD Tumbloweed Time - __ (D Hawaiian Eye-"Madfl 0!00 g Say WI.en hT Japan," MacKcnzle in- g J^ ™* vestlgntes counterfeiters __ ELOurMIs 8:15 O Imnses of Art— "Venetian Festivals," music by Vivaldi ami illustra- Y ° U * Huncht Q Houston Public Schooli CD Video Village CD -Tack Iji Lanne Show 0:00 O r«t«r r.nvcs Mnry — "Tin Poll All," tlifl I.lnd- spys meet a prlnco \vlio fancies himself a song- 10:1)0 O Price COLOR ID I Love Lucy (D Star Showcase — "A Very Old Murder," Barton MncLnne, Herbert Hcyes; Try and Stop Me By BENNETT CERF O NE OP THE MOST luxurious sets of whiskers In the literary world is sported by Author Robert St. John, who blithely explains, "1 go about lecturing a great deal, and the beard makes it easy for welcoming committees to spot me at airports and railroad stations." Mr. St. John got his come-uppance in Milwaukee recently. He found himself sharing a parlor car with fifty bewhiskered orthodox rabbis. Arriving in Milwaukee he remained undiscovered by the reception committee until the last rabbi had vanished from sight In Budapest, a Hungarian told his friend, "I have it on Indfc- putable authority that the Russians havo perfected a device to take them to the moon." "What?" replied the friend ecstatically. "AH of them?" Q I960, by Btnnott Off. Distributed by Ktes Feature! Syndicate DAILY CROSSWORD ACROSS 1. Thick alic* 6. Father 9. Purplo seaweed 11. Work 12. Italian river 18. Path of a Discoverer K.Man's nickname IB. Form 17, Compass) point (abbr.) 18. Taxis IB. Support 22. Forbids 83. Gaucho's weapon 21. Writing* In cypher 27. Affected manners 28. Maple Canadian emblem 29. Roll ot money (slang) 80. Baking chamber 81. Exclamation £3. House, In Paris 84. Wing S3. Japanese gateway 88. Dlaeaie of rye 40. Dispatch boat 41. Stir up 42. Wholly 43. 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