The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on January 26, 1961 · Page 5
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Baytown, Texas
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Thursday, January 26, 1961
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Responsibilities Already Show On New President Thursday, January 26, 1961 WASHINGTON (AP) .- President Kennedy has boon in office ""ly six days but UK> crushing problems and mighty responsibilities of it already have stamped nun in manner and appearance. He was a deeply serious mn Wednesday in his first presidential news conference. He listened intently, with total concentration, to the questions. Soii^iinii's he looked a little xv ""' y - _0nce or twice, a slifiht frown notched his forehead between his eyes. He spoke more slowly than usual, carefully choosing his words. He smiled only once—whereas, before, a certain jauntiness and sparkling humor invariably appeared when he met the correspondents. Tliis first news conference also was history's first live-televised presidential question and answer session. (President Eisenhower held one in San Francisco prior MOORE'S ADVANCE SPRING SHOE SALE! MEN'S RAND Shoe jyuLj Vdues 995 fo 2T95 $799 SQ99 S-IA99 SPECIAL PURCHASE 423 PAIRS of SHOES VALUES TO 18.95 SALE L SIZES AA's TO EEE's MOORE'S SHOE STORE 213 W. TEXAS JU 2-2159 to the 1956 Republican convention, but it was about politics, not the problems of government.) This fact, however, probably did not account for the deply thoughtful, almost preoccupied air that Kennedy wore. He had appeared on TV many times, as a senator and a candidate, and deftly fielded questions from reporters. The camera never appeared to awe him. Nor did he give any sign thai he was conscious of a vast TV audience watching him and the radio audience listening to the broadcast from the auditorium in the State Department. He looked, if anything, even more solemn during the 3(% minutes of the conference than he looked last Friday noon when he took the oath of office. The President entered the building 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the conference. He waited in a reception room with Pierre Salinger, his press secretary, and Andrew T. Hatcher, assistant to Salinger. By that time, there were 418 correspondents and cameramen in the auditorium, the guard at the door said. At 6:01% p.m. Kennedy came through a side door. With bis characteristically long stride, and slightly forward stoop, he stepped up to the lectern. The lights pouring down from above were exceedingly bright—and hot. Hours before, technicians had been adjusting cameras and lights and testing the acoustics in the auditorium. Bill Wilson, a TV consultant, cautioned the reporters to speak up in asking questions. Special microphones were focused on each questioner. Kennedy appeared only once to lave missed part of a question. He quickly demonstrated three qualities. First, a dramatic sense of timing. He opened the conference with some announcements. But he put the biggest news last, the news that the Soviet Union had released two American flyers who were shot down in the RB-47 Jlane and imprisoned since last July 1. A gasp ran around the room. Second, the unmistakable ri of authority. It rang in his voice especially when he said, "I have ordered that they (the U-2 recon- YOUR FURNITURE DOLLAR WILL BE WORTH ITS MOST AT CULPEPPER'S IN THE BIG MONTH OF FEBRUARY naissance plane flights over the Soviet Union not be resumed." And it came again, firmly, when he commented on his first executive order to send more food to depressed areas. Third, the quick, nimble mind. Usually, while a reporter was still stating his question, Kennedy began nodding slightly. He grasped the intent of a question and had his answer ready immediately. He seldom had to reach for a word. The only time he smiled was when he commented on a feud in the Democratic camp in New York. He said he had asked the Democratic national chairman to "alleviate some of the \distress." At that point, for the smallest fraction of a second, he couldn't restrain a grin. But through most of the 36V» minutes, he was almost painfully grave. Once he said, "The issue of war and peace is involved, and the survival of perhaps the planet possibly our system." When he spoke these words, the five days of the presidency showec plainly in Kennedy's face. EVER HAPPEN TO YOU? By Blak* Students Named To State Choir For Baptist Work DALLAS (AP) — Fourteen students from 12 Texas colleges have been selected as members of a State Baptist Student Choir that will conduct a two-month tour of the Orient this summer. The group will hold religious music concerts 'and work in Southern Baptist foreign mission churches in Hawaii, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Formosa, Okinawa and Japan. The venture markes the first time that a college student group has toured the Orient completely financed by gifts from fellow students. Members of the choir, announced today by the missions committee, include Milburn Price of Ellisville, Miss., and Don Looser of Lufkin, both of'Baylor; Rosann Nicholson of Richland, Wash., Mary Hardin-Baylor College; Jim Pfafflin of La Crosse, Wis., Hardin-S i m m o n s University; Leon Rodgers of Beaumont, Lamar Tech; Bettye Jean Goodson of Dallas, East Texas State College; and Michael Stoune of Austin, University of Texas. Also Dolores Mingus of Fort Worth, University of Corpus Chrisi: Karen Carpenter of Snyder, -toward Payne College; John Wheelock of Canyon, West Texas State College; Don Morris of Newark, East Texas Baptist College; Donna Sue Meeks of Longview, Xilgore Junior College! and Yo syiko Shiga of Kyoto-Fu, Japan, and Albert Bent of San Andres, Colombia, international students at Wayland Baptist College, Plainview. The genealogies of the Chinese have always surpassed those of all other races in age and coverage. L Look down the side of a new Ibntiae £>iSegBow wheels and body form one line 3. That $ Wide -Track, balance a\o o^ «»•/*» *> Poniiac holds, hugs and hangs on to th« road like no other car.There's no outside- of-the-wheels weight lo cause lean or sway. More wft 'P ht K balanred between the wheels for improved lability. Anr.ther Wirie-Trar.k an'vantaqe: There's more room between the wheels to mount th« springs, shocks and control arms at more stable angles to the wheels. This prevents drifting and wandering, allows Pontiac to track flat and level as it travels around corners and curves. New Wide-Track feels every bit as steady as it looks. Test it soon I OM,Y WIDK-TRACK CAR -SEE YOUR LOCAL AUTHORIZED PONTIAC DEALER- Tontine ha« flu widest truck of »nv e»r. Bedv width tnmmud to rtducn sid« ovm- hint. Mote weight bal!nc«J bttwtin Iht wheels lor sure-looted driving stability. WORRV ABOUT \\l\\ —»*, If** Iff*)*-* A i \ A t Av Is* till L © 1961, Kin? Features Syndicate, Inc., WocM rights reserved.' Kennedy's Doctor Says Her Sex Isn't Handicap NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Janet G. Travell, who is to be President Kennedy's personal physician, doesn't think being a woman is a handicap in her profession. "I never felt discriminated against," she says. A decisive, calmly competent physician, Dr. Travell, 58, started keeping watch over Kennedy's health back when he was a boy of 10. "I've been taking care of him ever since," she says. The prospective new assignment will make her the first woman ever to serve as the White House physician, and the first civilian to hold the job in nearly 40 years. Ordinarily, it goes to a military doctor. The last civilian named to the post was £>r. John P. Sawyer of Ohio, wh» attended President Warren G. Harding in the early 1920s. Dr. Travell, a woman of Patrician dignity and looks and with little time for such feminine avocations as fashions and beauty parlors, comes from a medical family. Her father, Dr. Willard Travell, 91, is now retired; a sister. Dr. Virginia Weeks, practices in Brooklyn, and a stepbrother. Dr. Bates Talcott, in Monterey, Calif. A native of New York City, Dr. Travell attended a select girls I Harris News I Roundup Gabriel Arthur Corder, 31, ot 1402 Brim-wood in Pasadena dies in hospital of burns received in fire »t Signal Oil * Gas Co.'s Plant No. 2 on the Houston Ship Channel. Houston City Council instructs city attorney to seek injunction requiring the oaiupany to take out city permits before changing Its electrical system. Houston man. Everett Jackson ot 624 N. Shepherd, killed with sholgun in liquor store at 100 Dennis after entering with * companion. Police say shot was fired by Hinton I>an Sheffield, 67, helper in the store, who thought it was an attempted robbery. First court test of Houston Sunday closing law results in conviction of all six men tried, and oach is fined the minimum $20 plus court costs. All say they will appeal. Rep. Bob Eckhardt of Harris County introduces package of four industrial safety bills into Texas Legislature. Harris County Rep. W. H. Miller introduces •bill to prhibit use of hypnosis except by lie o used doctors, dentists or psychologists. Bids opened on sale of old city hali block in Houston, but group of persons attend city council meeting to urge that land IMS retained ami made into city park. Klua Johnson Hume lor Agttl Negroes In Houston fill's suit in distrk't eourt asking Hint S10,- OIN) loan from Housing and Iiy the >'egn» Community Council of Houston and Harris County be turned over to the home for its charity work. District judge, in Austin denies temporary injunction to group of lloustonians who claim State Highway Commission ban on foreign-made road materials is unconstitutional. Lorraine Foundation, Houston charity organization for tlio aged, receives approval of S!ir>,- 000 loan from Huusting and Home Finance Agency in Washington to build low-rent housing project for flip elderly. Houston City Hall cafeteria rlos<xl f«r more than hour when It Negro students appear at noon rush hour nnrt n*k In h* 1 served, (ironp later cocs t« continental Bus Center cafeteria and receUcs service. school, Wellesley College, and then Cornell University Medical College. She was graduated in 1926 at the head of her class. Dr. Travell, who practices in New York City, is credited with curing Kennedy of a back ailment that troubled him for years. She reportedly discovered that his left leg is slightly shorter than his right and that this contributed to his back paifis. She prescribed a quarter-inch lift in his left shoe. And this wrought the cure. She is married to John Powell, an investment counselor. They have two married daughters. She and ha- husband reside in suburban Pelham, N.Y. Cat Moves Into White House WASHINGTON (AP)—The White House had another new resident today—a cat of undetermined age and dubious background. White House press secretary Pierre Salinger, badgered for more news at his press conference, finally let the cat out of the bag by declaring that "Tom Kitten' 1 had moved in. Newsmen were not satisfied with just the facts: Tom is the pet of the Kennedys' daughter, Caroline, 3; he is gray with yellow eyes, of the alley variety and has been living at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh D. Auchincloss. Mrs. Kennedy's step-father and mother, in nearby McLean, Va. Then Pamela Turnure, Mrs. Kennedy's press secretary, turned up with the cat. They were surrounded quickly by photographers. The Kennedys have another pet, a Welsh terrier named Charlie, who has not moved into the White House. Also still to move in are Caroline and her baby brother. John jr., who are in Palm Beach. Fla. JANUARY 27-21-30.31 Ft I.. 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