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THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS EDffOMAt PAGE ~" Brazosport and Brazoria County^ Friday, October 9,1959 JM BfSHOP." REPORTER Love Letter to a State i ANGEL FOOD, OR DEVIL FOOD, WHICH? * . ' : • _^,_. .... . -. . .••.-_:.!- ... ^.. There is a gray melancholy onstage after the final curtain. All that remains is a brazen bulb, some ropes and the talcum of old dust. A moment ago, the magic of •'The Music Man" had been on this stage. Now. in the final wave of an orchestra leader's baton, it was gone. It was as dead as though it had never been written. This musical comedy, a scented love leter to the whole state of Iowa, would remain in limbo backstage until tomorrow night. Then, at the lifting of a baton, it would come alive again, a thing of wholesome romantic joy, lifted to smashing success by Robert Preston. Mr. Preston's dressing room Is on the left side of the stage. k has a sign on the doort ' 'The Happiest Actor on Broadway." Hi Is a big man In a short bathrobe. He has blue eyes and brown wavy hair and a equars jaw and big squareteeth. He look* like a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman, and that's what he used to play in motion pictures. The people who write the success stories like to make it appear that Robert Preston was a failure before he accepted the role of Professor Harold Hill to "The Music Man." This Is not so, He was a second-rate '. success. Any part that Gregory • Peck or James Stewart did not want to play fell into tbe.lap of • Robert Preston. It's a good living. It fattens the bankroll and leans the ego. Sometimes, a movie producer remembered that Mr. Preston had a tor$o. and on those occasions he would be cast opposite Dorothy Lamour in a South Seas breechclout. It was a Broadway director, Mr. Morton Da Costa, who saw more in Robert Preston than he saw in himself. Da Costa had agreed to direct meredity Willson's "Music Man," The star was Professor Harold Hill, a musical confidence man who drops into Mason City, Iowa, in 1913 to sell instruments fora boys' band. . The play has been called corn. R isn't, It's history written on a metronome. It's a lacy valentine I might have sent to my mother) it's the squeak of a pump handleoutsldea kltcheni a pebble dropped into a rain barrel) the story of ft prissy librarian falling in love with s fast-talking salesman, Mr. Willion thought that Danny Kaye or Ray Bolger should be Harold Hill. Morton Da Costa thought that Robert Preston should play it. Mr, Preston learned onesongi "Ya Got Trouble." He flew to the coast and sang it for Willson. The author listened, threw his arms wide, and yelled! "You are professor Harold Hill," He was. .He is. "I can't really sing," said Preston, "and I cant dance. But neither can Harold Hill," He had never played in a musical before, and he may never play in one again because "The Music Man" will play another twenty years and Robert Preston is 41 now. So far, the show has played to 1,500,000 persons on Broad- way and 1,000,000 on the road. It isn't two years old. Mo one wanted to back the show with money, but it has returned $10 for each $1 so far. Robert Preston was bom in Newton Highlands, Mass., just as elothtop shoes were going out. His name is Robert Preston Meservey. He was two when his parents moved to a poor section of Los Angeles, there, his mother managed a ph.uiograph shop. His father wo'.xed as a shipping clerk. The young man played in high school dramatics, parked cars at Sanata Anita, and played parts at the Pasadena Playhouse. 'He met Catherine Feltus',.and made' a brilliant move. He married her. They have been married 19 years and they bought a house in Rye, Mew York. There are no children. By day, he works with power tools in thecellar. Catitapaints walls with a roller. He earns $200,000 ayearand what doesn't go out in taxes, they save. They are a company of two who seldom see Broadway except at. makeup time. Catita has been to the show six times. She hums "Seventy-Six Trom*. bones" and "Goodnight My Someone" better than he. My favorite is "Llda Rose," although "TheSadderBut Wiser Girl" is good and sols "Plcka- little." When I al not at the show watching Robert Preston work his cunning magic, I'm home playing "TheMusicMan" on the high-fidelity set. It's like a little x found under a stamp on an old envelope... NATIONAL REPORT GOP Drafts Policy Plan By WILLIAM THEB United Press'International WASHINGTON (UPI) . A blue- ribbon Republican committee ,sald Thursday the United States •should aim forpeaccfal "emancipation" of Communist satellite nations. In a report .on peace and se- OF EVENTS = ly* Red China Action On Cole 1 War Easement Wilt Oriental <ommles Aee-reve Softer Policy? PwmkVr Khrushihev By HBNBT OAtHOABT . -^: Central Press ^ssocteflon Wathingtm Writer ::••;--" iv/HSRTSGTQX—The eyes of Western World diplomats navi W turned to Red China to see how that regime will react tr Russia's new and softeV policy toward the .United States and hei Allies, There is also concern over th« future course of Russisn- Chlnese relations now that Soviet Premier Niktta, Khrushchev indicated a willingness to ease cold war problems without insisting on equal participation by his Asian comrades, There la Httla btuet met me world's two Red giants will fall out over the iseue.- In fact, there is one school of diplomatic thought which holds that such a falling-out would contribute to world tension rather than ease it. However, there is a possibility that the Chinese Communist regime will step up its aggression in Asia to ihow to her own people and the world that there can be no permanent easing of tensions without dealing with them as well-as with MOBCD*. The fact is that moat •f the world's actual and potential sore spots lie la Asia, and lie on or near the borders of Chipa. Most diplomats in Washington, including the United (tatee government experts, believe, however, that China has as much or more to gain <rom peace as does Russia, It is pointed out that China spends, n huge portion of her national Income on arms and armies and to that extent is slowing down her own economic! development, No one e.xpeot* the Chinese Reds to openly accept ywwefuj ca- existence without permitting her to play an equal role tat the negotiations. However, there is real hope that her protests will be confined to words and perhaps a little saber-rattling. • » * » • IKsTi HEALTH—There U spme bills for believing that President ItsenhQwer'a health was an important, though riot'decisive, factor Ui postponing hie visit to Rueela. The postponement was announced luet 8* hours befqre Ike appeared before a press conference and told of Wi stubborn cold and need to vacation In » dry, warm climate to try to itek it, Mr, Xieenhcwer surprised news correspondents when he told them that Ma cold had persisted for weeks, ever since his trip to Western IBurope Uit month, Obvlpuily, his inability to shake <it after ail theee weeks 1> of more than passing concern to his medleal advleeri. • < There is no doubt that the prmeipaj reason for postponing the trip was ta leave room in hje crowded schedule for * summit meeting this autumn or winter- However, it le also apparent that his health would'not permit the atrenuoua activity which would be involved in two iuch trjpa in quick -succession, "" 1 • * « e . ..'-:... . • - " 9 SJAIAXOE OF TRADE—The United States is becfljftlng eon- cemed with its continuing unfavorable baiance of trad* with ether countries, a factor contributing to inflation. In recent years, America, has shifted from a net exporter to a net Importer ta the tune of about l«.p billion Ms year. Actually the United States is still exporting about |3 billion more annually in durable and consumer goods than it imports, but this is offset by foreign aid, military expenditures abroad and private investment-abroad. ' - . The, effect of all this le to build up the eUim« «f foreign countries on Americana geld reserve, which In turn cuts down on the monetary backing for the dollar, tending; to deereaje its value, Thus far, most foreign creditor countries have .demonstrated their faith in thi soundness of the •oiler by net dsmanding gold as payment for debts owed them, However, the United States U euggeettag to aoj»» of the u-talthler countries, which have • te-vorable balances with the V. s,, to sun er increase tttelr own ferelgn aid progratne, particularly economic assistance to backward countries. • Tals would permit the united "tat** t» cut down en its own •id expenditure* without curtailing the aeadtd program of hel», tag some of the emerging countries in Africa, Asia' and the Kiddle But. FRIDAYON RELIGION IN AMBVCA '5th Gospel' Is Spurious By LOOK CAS5ELS United Press International sophy of materialism: "If' the flesh has come into existence be- cause'of spirit, it is a marveli but if the spirit In id45, a group of Egyptian peasants, poking has come Into existence because of the body, that is the marvel of marvels." Despite the presence of these pearls, 'the . "Gospel according to Thomas" cannot properly They Have Faith In U. S. Pellet curity problems r the GOP corn- mltee on proiram ahd pro- grass also warned that the'free world must maintain a great ' collective military force as a bulwark against, Communism • 'as far 'into. tW'fuitfrr»s >; he , )J Jah foresee." ' -,- V It jaid the United States, as the most powerful of the free nations, must bear a "greater share" of the arms burden than others, The committee also called for' continued foreign economic aid and "truly reciprocal" foreign trade to encourage orderly economic growth. : ft said that a "combination of cold realism snd wsrm Idealism offers the best hope for the future.? The 9,000-word reportwasthe second of four designed to serve • as blueprints for future GOP policy decision', It was drafted by a special subcommittee of a • full 40-msmber panel which is appraising the nation's need? between now and 1916, The report said that "our policy in relation to communist satellites is emancipation', achieved not by the use of force from without, but primarily by the appeal of freedom to the minds of men everywhere," It added that "we must encourage and exploit any weaken' ing. of the bonds that tie the satellites to Moscow," Eventually, it said, a transition may occur, ending Red domination over what a congressional resolution recently termed the "captive nations," in general, the report followed the policy lines laid down by the Eisenhower sdminist/ation. before, Airing and since the recent visit of Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev. In what might havebeenaback- ward took at the Russian lead* er's U, S. visit, the report said Western peoples should "not be lulled into any false sense of security by the words o( Communist leaders whose past actions provide no justification (or tatting down our guard," The committee called for expanded international travel and cultural exchanges, more adequate overseas information programs and steoped-up efforts to create a United Na« tlons military police force, ft stood fast against recognition of Red China or its admission to the U. N. ft endorsed disarmament moves and called for a "fan sighted agreement for the de- mlUtarlutloo of outer space," The report insisted thai U, S. military strength be "balanced and rounded" with no reliance on one weapon or one service, and suuested a more effective civil defense program. fRY FACTS CUSSIFIED III iround the ruins of a hillside tomb, discovered 3 eathem jars containing leather-bound volumes )f papyrus. They didn't think much of their find. They be called "the fifth gospel." Scholars are used one. of the documents to light a fireV unanimous and emphatic on that point, and sold the rut very cheaply to a dealerTn In the' first place, they point out, this is by 'no means the first apocryphal non-biblical "gospel" to turn up, A dozen others have lopg been known, and every one of them has antiquities. Eventually the papyrus volumes came to the attention of biblical scholars -. and .touched cholars - and .touched lopg been known, and every one of them has of excitement since the proved to be either entirely .spurious, or at~ .-:.... Kast f 4r jess authentic than thejou^.^hifihj. wks, preserved for more the early' church'"shose""for' Inclusion in', its,-, By PHIL NEWSOM UPI Foreign Editor The Chinese Reds lost little time in demon" suiting they are not wholly in accord with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's current peace campaign, . Khrushchev gave it the "hard sell" in Pelplng. This Is not the time, he said, to "test the stability of the capitslist system by force." At another point he told his Communist Chinese allies: "We,. .must do everything possible to preclude war as a means for settling outstanding questions." But. scarcely were the 'words out of his mouth before Marshal Llo Pao, Red China's new defense minister, rose beneath a canopy of low- flying jet fighters and bombers to announce, "we will definitely liberate Taiwan and other islands." - "•" : In Lin's audience was Ho Chi Minn, whose Communist satellite Vietnamese state continued its radio blasts against the United states and th« little pro-Western Indochinese state of Laos. Throughout, the Chinese had no criticism but little praise for the hopeful communique which concluded the President Eisenhower-Khrushchev talks at Camp David. . For the better part of the following four days-longer than the Khrushchev-Elsenhower meeting • Khrushchev and Chinese Red leader MaoTss-tung conferred in secret. • 0» Sunday, Khrushchev left Pfiping'for the Soviet Siberian port of Vladivostok. There was no communique, no announced results of. the long secret sessions. Just the usual Communist platitudes of friendship. in VTadivostpk,, Kjirushchev's silence continued • a state unusual, indeed for him. It may be considered certain that Khrushchev asked Mao ROC to rook,'the international boat at this time in his new dealings with the (Jnjted States. There had been some indication that Khrushchev would ask the Chinese, aa a gesture of new.internitian»l..goodwill.. to release five Americans now held in Chinese jails. s. WABOM. UU Qeori* Beieom Advertiilns Minutr RobefH D»n.«by Msntflni EdHnr SUI -»lcM'jrr«J ' JpnrH Etfllor . Int., Morrb rrtimin <>chsnltlt >upirlnttn4int t. I- ITM) Htnirii Clreuiillon M»n*|«r Bintlei llder OWll Wintllr a, m , 1} 1) no« Itturlin. **" Ml . IPtflM 'u«£$!!! u ». B a to sfei' «f SM S»>l«wn, *"' ' Mr . *H OTANXM, « rWANNXT, f CHAWJfW, 4« CUVDAffitV •» 1 KPRC-XV L lUJHT-TV • X0f.fe.TY II XTMtTT Uj • F <;S» 0 Aoco, the down 4 in eg Topper StM O Kinrlit's Showtime 5 US JO SMI Fr»ncl»co Best list ID News, Sports ID Popey* Qub 8:45 O Htutllty-Brinkfor • ' DA Number of Things 0 Doug Edwards, News FRIDAY EVEXI1YO SiM O News, Sportu da Fleming, Lionel HeM. • ton, James Amese, Demi Roee and hie ordneteafr COLOR . ~ B Tombstone TerrHae* •*• "Red Terror '<* Tom*. stone," a tieafby ««r want* to become ties) cotes* ty seat • is* (|) Special Agent, 7 »:45 fllrfeM tree]/ - , . ,• .; t:(M fiAell XetaeJMM »es»W _l New Nation West Indies 8 Life of Rlley News, Weather IllC • off the j greatest wave '"Dead Sea Scrolls, One of the ancient books, .. than 16 centuries in the dry Egyptian-sands, Holy Scripture, proved to be a collection of 114 "Sayings of . In the secpnd place, it is clear, both from , ; Jesus" purportedly recorded by the Apostle internal evidence and from the other docu- • Thomas, . . menu found • at the same time, that the "Cos- . The full text of this so-called "Gospel ac- pel according to. Thomas" was produced by cording to Thomas," hitherto available only an heretical sect known as the Gnostics, who to a handful of reasearchers, will be pub-. flourished in .Egypt 'during the.first.few..: lished in English by Harper & Brothers at centuries of the Christian era. - ... .)..:.... the end of this month, The Gnostics tried to Include Christianity K is fascinating reading, particularly for any- in a catch-all synthesis with other religions, one who is reasonably familiar with the Bible. Greek philosophy and'various mystic rituals of Many of the "sayings" attributed to -Jesus their own. They had a number of doctrines duplicate passages that are found in the four which were directly contrary to b»sic.,Chria.r. cannonleal gospels of the New Testament - tlan teachings. For example, they heldThit man'~ Matthew, Mark. Luke and John. Others, how- is saved, not by God's grace, but by know- * ever, are new. ' ledge (the-Greek word for knowledge is gnosis, The authenticity of the''latter will be the and that's-where the sect got its name). They subject of longendeemesfdebateamongscholers. also held that all matter was created by a Some of them sound as if they might truly have devil rather than by God, and that the human come from the lips of Jesus. For example: body is therefore inherently evil-en idea totally "Jesus said)' • If those, who lead you say to foreign to'Jesus. you: 'Sec. the kingdom is in Heaven, 1 then the Traces 'of these and other peculiarly Gnostic birds of the heaven will precede you. if they ideas can be'found at many points in the "Cos< say to you: • 'It is in the sea,'then the fish pel according to Thomas." will precede you. But the kingdom is within Scholars are convinced. that many of the 'you and it is without you." , .' alleged "sayings of Jesus" were simply made • Or this new beatitude; "Blessed is the'man up by the Gnostic writer or writers who com- who has suffered, for he has found life," posed the "Gospel according to Thomas." There And this timeless answer to the whole philo- is general agreement that the Apostle Thomas was not the author. FOREIGN NEWS COMMENTARY No Sale for Peace Plea There was no sign that cither had met with affirmative action. •Not any of this may be taken as a weakening of the Soviet-Red Chinese axis. At that moment, each is too important to the other. Chinese reluctance to go along totally with Khrushchev's plans may. have other reasons, too. 1 Communist China's development as a Communist state and Industrially is far behind Russia. While Russia now seeks to fix its satellite boundaries on a line running through the middle of Europe, China is seeking aggressively to expand. Further, the United States must remain Red China's No. I hate, The United States bars the Communist way to the Quemoys, the Mat* sus and finally, to Formosa. • The U. S. blocks •the way to Laos and to all of southeast Asia, The U. S. stood aa a barrier, in Korea. THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS I News, We*lher _ _) John Daly, News :; ' SiM O People Artj.Fwm* — . .. .From La* Ve*M - !' O Children G r o : w I n g '— "Handicaps" O IUwhlde-.''Incldent <* .the Shambling Man," Victor McLeglen, Anne Francis, Qene Netaon; ah aging fighter la tormented by hie ; daughter-in-law OD Walt Disney Presents— "Wrong-Way Moochle," ;.JPe>t H tt the Lltll* League story, with Kevin Corcoran, Reginald Owen, Frances ~, •' Ratfertyj Moofthie's baseball- future is threatened i _.. by his sister _•. Titt O The TrouMeahooteri — "Tiger 0 n 1 h a • «," DM Bloekert » fight to staged to pay tor m damaged cafe O University Torum ' llSt 0 M Squad — .'.'Jeopardy •7 Eire," Mara tawrmee; Balllnger to held prisoner In a burning building 0 Seminar on American Civilization—"Do We Need a New Educational'Revo- lution?" . ID Hotel de Fares—Brian Donlevy as a hardbitten opportunist who hires, gunmen to clear .« mining area ID Man'From Blaekha'wk —Debut; Western aeries with Robert Rockwell as a: special investigator for as> Insurance company; "Lagan's Policy," Beverly Garland; a trip to Calves* ton proves dangerous S;00 B Boxing — Von Clay yet Jesse Bowdry, light-heavy. weight* .. Q Perspective — Return- Ing; hour - long, bnce-a- rnonth series with Dr James Jensen, professor of political science at .the* University of Houston 01 Red -Skelton — Special hour-long program cele- , brating Skelton'e SO 'yean . 'in show business,-with R»d Tint«L .StJIjr Ann M*ww, Altretl Drake, Zlm-FnuieeceaMl fed Mageie* TH», Be* NlcM« and kle tin I Bullet HUM* 4* with Kta* lT*nrtt COLOR O Fint Arts Quartet Plays Beethoven'.— Opue 59, Nur-berS O Twilight Zone — "Out toe the.ARt;«i*." Ed Wyim, Murray Hamilton; an as> ing, gentle pitchman tries) to outwit dtallt B WreiUlng . . .e-ise ID Original AmlUurHoW 19M O N»w», WMtttwr, fpw* O Newa, Weather .... <B Night EdlUon Newe _ 19 US 0 MOM Tke«tr*— "LMM* ot Lite," Robert Daea*. Itojr w»lih| petfjaaot «i*. mt, about » djtog view ke » am*U Bagllih parkh ' O) Jack Paar — Hufh Down*, guest hoeti Roe* Parker, gari WrijhtseB.v 10:3* ffl MovleUme — "Mighty Joa Young," T«rry Moow.' Ben Johnson; drama about a uorilla in a. night dull act; "Th« Strange DMtk ot Adolf Hitler," • man to threatened with death un> • Ie«a he poees as Hitter • UtOO O Late. Show — "lt> Moto'a Gamble," Pettt Lorn, Lynn Burl, $TarcJ •_ . Bond," , , ; , ••'; l" SATURDAY Time, Channel, Program •, ' *l:15 Q Farm Show — George . Roesner, RFD • .. • 7 i»o m Farm: journal ~.~ li4S O Off to Adventure. QH Galveston Week . .".• 1:00 B Today b Saturday '' tO Captain' Kangaroo ' •' tin Oi Western Trails — • "Bordfe O Man,V.Georflt- ;; i<'Masks4 -Re* '' '' ,,,:is. 'iTomniy-Sandi.-Rhon- ti»» O Howdy IXodr; 001X pi Heckle, uid 3»oiS+- -, ..IT fi V Try and Stop Me —By BENNETT CERF..' HIGHET, in a stimulating radio talk'on "No»- V7 sense," offered as a modern example this excerpt *om the late Robert Benchley's "Another Uncle Edith ChrUtmtt, Story": ' -- ' : : ;• .••-'; "Everyone on.board," continued -the old, salt pork, "felt that sonw- ihlng was' wrong. We {were at that time at La.t. 78, Long. 78, which cancelled each other, making us right .back where we started from ... " "Don't tell me that we are back at Nahant again," said little Philip, throwing up. "Not exactly Nahant," said Uncle Edith, "but within hailing distance of a Nahanted slilp." "You just used Nahant in the first place so.that you could pull that gag," said Primrose, who up to this time had taken no part in the conversation, not having been born .. , .-" Height of thoughtfulness; the Kalntucky moonshiner who pu* a silencer on his shotgun becauie hie daughter expreiied » pret> etwee for a quiet wedding, • v o ., DATLTCROSSWORD ACROSS l.Eut Indian ! cereal grass (var.) 0, Recipient of a gift 10, Copper 11, Body of scholars (Moham.) 12, soapiike plant 13, Bpidir'eneit 14, Money drawer 18, Belt J6. Capital of 2. Coral iiland 3, Brave 4 -di France B, Overalls 6, Medley 7, Mr. Sparks 8, Ostrich- like bird, 8, Water god (pen.) 10 Karl IS. Outcast Clue (Jap,) IT. Beginners 18. Cigarette (slang) 30.Non- sense I 23, In eo far aa (L.) U, Biblical city (pose.) S5- Those, In offiqe 27. Snake 30. False. hood 33, Harangue' 3».NeU work. DBlHIkltt K WIUWH Obi l till HUUI-4 HI' IH tlfflldtJH UMIJUM mritt pjur*d RHI HMIKI Ul-JMD WldldllHU tiTUM SB. Belgian II. Animal's pelt 31, Close to £2, FUSS 83. capital of Ecuador 2g, pls*ise of rye. 31. Footed vase 28, Excuse p. Shrub (Jap.) river Veitei'sy's *»•»•» 89. Questions- 31. Fact (dial) 39, Sick 40, Narrow inlet 41, Girl's name burden tt. School subject |«. Affirmative vote VI. Three (Bp,) M;'Foremost «.'Winged *«nnre4'S»;We08d-|!lSM'm«t«r March SI, t»M, si tttt '"i. 1 *" <>'"«• uadw its A«| <rf Conircii «a. Postpone 4*. College group . a«. Cod of war - PQWN l,6e'nd, a* t • ' payment

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