The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on June 6, 1969 · Page 4
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 4

Baytown, Texas
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Friday, June 6, 1969
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flu B*3tB*H *na Friday, Jung 6, 1969 Editorials And Features \ A Grand Day For BaytOWn Tough Foe * o-, tr.. rxrDt/cc'hJ Post Office Po itics You can't say thai Friday is a typical day in the life of the Bay-town community. It isn't every day that Baytown unofficially hut with great affection says good-bye and thanks to a person who contributed as much to this community as has Coach Dan StalJworth. Before the day is over, several hundred persons will have met to pay him tribute and to wish him and his family only the most o/ the best in retirement — a retirement, he has richly won. And just a few hours before the Staliworth party a Baytown Chamber of Commerce weekly luncheon was the scene of an announcement that will literally "changd the map of Baytown." Humble Oil and Refining Co., and its new partner Friendswood Development Co., used the CC luncheon Lo announce a new 12-story main office building on Decker Drive and also plans for erection of an 800-unit apartment project adjacent to the office building. There is one word that should be eliminated from aD dictionaries in Baytown. It is the word "static." Baytown is where the action is. It's always been that way. Here's hoping it never changes On the same page of the same issue of the same newspaper you read that Coach StaU- worth, after a 42-year teaching and coaching career (30 of them here) lays down the mantle, and then you read 01 Humble's multi-million- dollar (some guess it as high as $15 million) investment in the future of this community. In this tingling type of atmosphere, The Baytown Sun says thanks to Dan and Marian Stallworth and sa3 r s congratulations to Humble and Friendswood. Something is always happening in Baytown. .DOCTOR'S MAILBAG Faulty Diet, Drug Use May Cause Osteoporosis By V/AYNE G. BRANDSTADT, M.D. A safely ta^ with a red, iiruy arid black reflective surface is now available. It is recommended for use by persons v/!;,-/ walk near highways after dark. It can be uttachud by a string to the: walker's clothing. & wofna/i's Jjii/ifjbay or the handlebar of n bicycle. \Vhi-n in motion its shimmering makes it v.iisy to Jiee. iKVJ: It is manufactured by the .'i.M Company, St. Paul Minn. / Q—What causes demineriil- ixation ol the bones? Is there any cure or relief from the terrible pain? A—When e a I c i u m phosphate i.s lost from your bones i usually the vertebrae), as in osteoporosis, the cause may be faulty diet or prolonged use of drugs of the cortisone group. It is most frequently seen in women who have passed the menopause. For the acute .stage you may need a back brace r>r orthopedic corset. When the pain has .subsided you should keep active but avoid heavy lifting and sleep on a firm rnallress. You should iilso drink milk three times a day or take calcium tablets. Small doses of fluoride are also beneficial. Q—Five years ;i^o ti benign cyst wus removed from my left breast The surgeon told me not to take any drugs that contained female hormones but my family doctor prescribed I'remarin for menopausal symptoms and I have taken it for a year. Last month a biopsy showed precancerous tissue in my left breast and the same surgeon removed both my breasts. He said that now that the breasts were removed I could take the hormones but now my family doctor says / shouM not take them. I'm thoroughly confused. What do you think? A—This letter illustrates the fact that there is still a lot that even the experts don't know about female hormones and their relationship to cancer. The use of these drugs in the treatment of rnenopausal symptoms is justified in women who do not have or have never had cancer of the breast or uterus. By telling you not to use them your family doctor is trying to protect you from the risk of getting these diseases. (J—Is Dubin-Johnson's syndrome serious? What causes it und what can be done for it? A—This syndrome is characterized by chronic jaundice of unknown cause with mild abdominal pain, weakness and spontaneous remissions and recurrences. There is no effective treatment. (Hc~spopcr Enterprise Assn.) Please sent/ your questions and commend lo Wayne G. Brandiladl, rAD., in care ol this paper. Whilt Dr. Brandstadt cannot answer indi- ridual letters, he vill answer letters ot general interest in future columns. BERRY'S WORLD "Yes, sir! We KNOW this is private San Clementc beach — we're your Secret Service men!" By Ev WASHINGTON (Sp) — Winton M. Blount, the successful Alabama contractor, is a very unusual man. When he became postmaster general in the Nixon Cabinet, he quickly called for a survey ol the postal situation. Then, aware that he may well be pushing himself out of the Cabinet, he came up with the following conclusions: 1 — The post office situation was incredibly worse than suspected. 2 — The nomination of postmasters and rural carriers on a political basis would have to end. 3 _ H would be well to take the recommendations of the Kappel Commission and organize a self- sustaining postal corporation •A'ith a board of directors and a general manager. 4 — It would be necessary for the congress to delegate power of postal rate-making to such a corporation. 5 — The corporation would have to have authority to deal with the postal unions. 6 — The proposed postal corporation would have to have independent authority to issue bonds for the modification, reconstruction and maintenance of the new system. That is quite a package, and President Nixon has asked Congress for it. Postmaster General Blount must sell that package to the Congress and the postal workers, too, and to local political leaders. The first effort to provide for the naming of postmasters and rural carriers has met with opposition in the House of Representatives. Heavy opposition came from county chairmen and precinct com- mitteernen over the country who felt that they would lose the only bit of political patronage that they enjoyed, and they were not about to give it up without a struggle. The creation of a corporation with a board of directors and a manager implies the power to make decisions and rules and rcgulatiens that would be oriented toward improvement of the postal service. It would seem that such rules and regulations would call for the repeal of a good many presently in effect, with substitution of new ones. When such regulations have been in effect for a long time, there is bound to be a natural reluctance by those in the postal service to see them change, regardless of the improvements to be expected. The rate-making question would probably offer real difficulty because it would involve the establishment of proper postal rates for all air mail, first- class mail and rates for magazines, newspapers and books -- '.'irtually everything but parcel post rates which are fixed by the Interstate Commerce Commission. How could such important changes come about? Action first would be required by the Post Office Department committees of both the House and the Senate, then by the House and Senate themselves and, finallly, a signature by the President. Rate-making has been in the hands of Congress since time immemorial, and it is a question of whether Congress would be willing lo surrender that authority and, if it does, whether the successor authority would be hedged about by such exceptions and restrictions as to nullify in large part its effect. One other item would require attention: the matter of contributions paid out of the Treasury to the Post Office Department for such public services as the subsidizing of rates on magazines and technical and church publications on the basis that they are contributions to the educational literature of the country — at a cost, in the next fiscal year, of about $707 million. Pervading the whole Post Office Department is a certain sense of desperation because the deficit grows year by year, especially so when rates are not increased while pay increases are approved. The way things are going, it will only be a question of time before the Post Office Department will fairly founder In red ink. If Postmaster General Blount wins his fight to reorganise and revitalize the Post Office Department, he will have fought himself out of the Cabinet, with some regrets, no doubt, but happily, because of the victory. "\ Do Believe We're on to Something!" Washington Merry-Go-Round - - Rockefe er Tour Hits Sour Note For USA By DREW PEARSON AND JACK ANDERSON WASHINGTON — The failure of Gov. Nelson Rockefeller's mission to I-atin America is more serious than the headlines indicate, and the headlines have been pretty bad. The situation is comparable to the closing days of the Eisenhower administration when anti-American riots in Japan became so dangerous that President Eisenhower, then in Manila, had to cancel the remainder of his trip through the Far East. Today Nelson Rockefeller, who for years has been a great hero in Latin America, has had to cancel his trip to Venezuela, a country where he has built supermarkets, and where he owns a hotel, a plantation and a home. Rockefeller began winning friends in Latin America when he was first appointed coordinator for Latin American cultural and economic affairs by Franklin D. Roosevelt during the war. Later he became Assistant Secretary of State for Latin American affairs under both Roosevelt and Truman and participated in writing the Treaty of Chapultepec, which bars communism from the Western Hemisphere. Yet he has now been disinvited from visiting the country he is considered an adopted citizen. Venezuela, the country which barred him, is considered one of the more pro-American countries of South America. It has just gone through a very orderly election,, during which, by a very close vote, the Christian Democratic party — Catholic and considered conservative — replaced the more liberal Democratic Action party. The new president is Rafael Caldera, who has visited the United States a score of times and is considered pro-American. Venezuela is the biggest exporter of oil lo the United States; also the biggest exporter of iron ore to U.S. Steel and Bethlehem Steel. A group of American contractors, including Kaiser and Murchison, have just finished building Venezuela the hydro - electric Guri dam, bigger than any dam in the Soviet Union. The top Venezuelan engineer in charge of this project was educated at MIT; and most of the new leaders of Venezuela have either studied or lived in the United States. INSIDE REASONS why the Rockefeller mission has been a failure are: 1. President Nixon's speech on student riots in which he made slurring remarks regarding Latin American education, calling it "one of the most inferior systems of education anywhere in the world." This was bitterly resented by every Latin American university. 2. President Nixon's speech on Enrich Your Vocabulary -NEA Feature 'Treasure Island' ACROSS Silver" 5" Hawkins" 8 "Pirate Walrus" 13 Taro root (var.) J4 One of the Hebrides 15 Type of rubber 16 Tale of the ocean (2 words) 38 Fruit container 20 Quotes 21 Watched secretly 23 Shallow dish 24 Act amiss 25 Criticize 29 Eyes (Scot.) 30 Civil wrong 31 Scold 32 Needle (comb, form) 33 Vex 34 Excavate 35 Saved 37 Fat 39 Ibsen character 40 Strayed 41 Demean 44 Defier 46 "Yo-ho-ho, and a rum" 48 Chinese coin 51 Singing voice 52 Ferninine appellation 53Siouan Indian 54T«rt M Craggy hill 56 Arboreal home DOWN 1 Circuit, as in racing 2 Palm leaf (var.) 3 Flower 4 Adjusted to match .5 Quip 6 Notion (Fr.) 7 New Zealand extinct bird 8 Assumcrs of scats (comp. word) 9 Owl's call 10 Concerning (Lntin) It Compensates 17 Meager 19 Fuss 21 Daub 22 Fragment 23 Saucy .25 Feminine student 2G Undervalue 27 Uplift 28 Pelted with cKfs (coll.) 30 Woody plsmt 33 Acrid, oily liquid 3G Star in Gemini (astron.) 37 Above (contr.) 38 Man from northwest France 41 Down with (Fr.) •52 Philippine knife 43 Aleutian island 44 F.xtinct bird 45 At ;> d is to nee 47 Consume food 49 Dawn goddess (Greek) 50 Permit (Ntirtpeper [nlerpiise Pan American Day, April 14, struck a sour note. He kissed off the Alliance for Progress and gave no promises for further Pan American cooperation. Latin Americans, of course, remembered. Nixon's own unfortunate experience when, as Vice President, he was heckled at San Marcos University in Peru and nearly mobbed to death on the streets of Caracas, Venezuela. 3. The military junta in Peru has been intensifying its anti- American propaganda throughout Latin America. Orders have gone out to every Peruvian embassy in South America to damn the USA as the imperialistic Colossus of the North. 4. The Nixon administration waited until April to appoint an Assistant Secretary for Latin American Affairs. Meanwhile, no efforts were made to have Johnson specialists on Latin America continue. The new Assistant Secretary, Charles Meyre, has had experience with Sears Roebuck in Bogota and is described by Pan American diplomats as "simpatico." However, faced with the present bag of worms he appears to be lost. 5. The White House let one of the ablest ambassadors to the Organization of the American States, Sol Linowitz, retire and hesitated a long time in finding a replacement. Today it has drafted four ambassadors to replace him: Joseph John Jova, the top ambassador; Henry Catto, deputy ambassador, the son-in-law of Oveta Gulp Hobby, Ike's Secretary of HEW; a new ambassador yet to be appointed to the Cultural council; another new ambassador to get appointed to the Economic Council. 6. Finally, Rockefeller hunseli delayed four months before starting his trip and then allotted only a day or two in each capital. The delay was understandable because he had pressing duties with the New York legislature in Albany. But although he took 22 advisers to cover every field of economic activity, his rushing through capital after capital struck a very sour note. Unfortunately Latin Americans appreciate the warm abrazo more than cool, aloof efficiency. Today the Nixon administration is being compared with Kennedy's and Johnson's. Kennedy received a tumultuous welcome in Caracas and Bogota — in contrast to the ugly mob which greeted Nixon. And President Johnson received an equally tumultuous welcome in Mexico City. Since Mexico has been our severest critic in the past, the cordial relations between Johnson and President Diaz Ordaz made personal trips up to the LBJ Ranch and LBJ m«t him more than once on Mexican soil. North Americans sometimes accused LBJ of being .a Texas cornball; but Latin Americana appreciate a certain amount of warmth and corn. Wandering By WANDA ORTON Former co-worker Bobby Sutphin used to rope me into' some of the darndest situations (i.e., the time we barged into Walter Cronkite's telecast at NASA to Lake his picture). But the most harrowing escapade for which I place total blame on Bobby was the fiasco of the swimming lessons. One day Mrs. Sutphin decided that she and Mrs. Orton needed exercise in addition to pounding typewriters and barging into telecasts. She suggested we take swimming lessons in late afternoons at the REL pool. "Not me," I recoiled, crossing my flabby arms resolutely. Bobby said it was all set. She already had talked to instructor Mary Stephens and we would start immediately. Mary was expecting us. At this point, because I had neither tape recorder nor total recall, I cannot say for sure how the conversation went. But somehow I got the idea the lessons were for tired housewife types and that beginners certainly were welcome. I finally consented. This was the impression later shattered by the sight of a dozen or so athletic young boys flexing their muscles at the REL swimming pool. Tired housewives? Clumsy beginners? "My gosh, it's the U. S. Olympic Team!" I gaped. Most were members of the REL swim team and all were in the swimming class to earn their life saving badges to become lifeguards. Not that I felt out of place or anything, but I eyed the nearest exit with plans to quietly walk 'away and never come back. Instructor Stephens, in the meantime, was lining us up by the side of the pool. We should have posed for a group picture — a row of future lifeguards, a scattering of teeny - boppy girls, one physically fit Girl Scout leader and two dissipated newspaperwomen. Mary told me to jump in and ,swim across the pool. Hesitation: run or drown, to be or not to be. Lest one of those young Weismullers shove me in, I decided to • do it. I gingerly eased into the water and kind of did my own thing, arriving sometime later at the other side of the pool. I believe I even taught Mary Stephens something about swimming that day — namely how to get through water without really swimming. Before class was dismissed, Mary advised her varied assortment of students to eat lots of honey for quick energy. A pair of huffing, puffing reporters took her word for it. To the next lesson we brought plastic jars of honey and hid them under our towels. Before each little trip into the pool, we'd take a swig. Yummy. Sometimes 1 took two or three swigs. Surface dives were the order of the day. Somehow I could not go too far under water. Kept bobbing back up. I'll never forget the look on one boy's face when I came up after one of my partial plunges. Watching poolside, he smirked, "May I ask, was that an attempt at a surface dive?" "Sure it was," I shot back. "Can't you tell an attempt when you see one!" One of Mary's assistants explained to me my problem. "You are too buoyant," she said tactfully. In other words, fat floats. I knew what she meant. Although relegated to the shallow end, Bobby and I kept splashing around for a few more lessons. Unfortunately we didn't complete the course. Out of- a sense of self - preservation, we dropped out during the life saving lessons. As partners, we were slowly drowning each other. I don't believe we lost any weight, either, during these exhaustive lessons. Frequent swigs of honey may have even added a few pounds. Bridge Tips By Oswald & James Jocoby .VOKTH (D) 6 • Q103 V 10 G • A65 + AKQ J2 tVEST EAST 472 * Void V AK743 VQJ9852 • 732 • K984 41087 4963 SOUTH 4 AKJ98654 » Void • Q J10 454 Both vulnerable West North East South 1 4 Pass 2 4 Pass 4 N.T. Pass 5 + Pass 6 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V K Today's hand was sent us by a reader in Madison, Wis. He didn't say how the hand was bid except to state that North was dealer and they only reached six spades. We can visualize any number of bidding sequences and that in the box is our guess as to how it went when the hand was played. North's Blackwood four no-trump is typical good player bidding. Good players like to use Blackwood any time they have a good hand. North has a good hand and expects to go to six or seven in view of his partner's jump response to the one-club opening. When South shows just one ace, North realizes that he is flying blind in a fog. Some North players might look at those two little hearts and settle for five, others would go to six on the theory that South would have to have the king of hearts or that a heart might not be led. An expert would not use Blackwood with the North hand. He would simply raise the two-spade bid to three to see what South would do next. Of course, he wouldn't worry about the bidding dying below game. South would merely continue to four spades. He had already served notice that he held a big hand but if North held the wrong cards for him four might well be the limit. Now North would show that he was interested in a slam by bidding five diamonds, whereupon South would be able to bid five hearts to show first-round control of that suit. The five- heart bid would be enough for North. He would jump right to seven spades. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Q—The bidding has been: West North East South 1 V Pass 3 • Pass 3 N.T. Pass ? You. South, hold: 4AK54 4AK9S5 *KQJ2 What do you do now? A—Bid six no-trump. There should be a satisfactory play for 12 tricks. TODAY'S QUESTION* You deal and hold: 4»2 VAKQJ874 «6 AA 1098 What do you bid? Answer Tomorrow TIMELY QUOTES Our founding fathers did not hand any generation of Americans a neatly packaged, ready-made America. Instead they handed us a set of tools—principles and institutions—for us to use in shaping the kind of nation we want. The people must win and rewin America in every generation. — George Romney, secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Bible Verse LOOK UNTO me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth-, for I am God, and there is none else. Isaiah 45:22 ^ODAY IN HISTORY JUNE 6, 1944 - D Day; Allied forces invaded Normandy Coast (World War II). lagtomn Editor PublW..r Jofcn

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