VcgtPWtt J»i» Wednesday, February 5, 196* T?*:Sm^3S85^^^ Editorials And Features Listen To All Those Armchair Admirals... Every armchair admiral in the country knows what he would have done had he been skipper of the ill-fated USS Pueblo on Jan. 23, 1968. He would, in the finest tradition of John Wayne, have blasted the besciging North Koreans out of the water by sheer spit power or, if need be, scuttled his own ship by tearing it apart with his bare hands. Only one man, Comdr. Lloyd M. Bucher, really knows what could have been done, given time, what weapons and what chances he had. Weighing the lives of 82 men against the value of what he considered would be a suicidal resistance, he chose to surrender the ship after destroying as much of its secret equipment and papers as he could. Unfortunately, officers are expected to be fighters first and humanitarians second. Hearing Bucher's own frank testimony, the Navy now suspects him of dereliction of duty, of violating the regulation forbidding a commanding officer to' deliver his command or any personnel under his command to any person, representing a foreign state so long as he has the power to resist. On the determination of his "power to resist" will hinge Bucher's future as a Navy officer, should formal charges be brought against him. His career may already have been determined, however, according to the unwritten law which states that the higher brass never makes mistakes, and if a member of the lower brass dares charge or "imply that they have, it is the first and last time he ever does. It is clear that Bucher's power to resist was far less than it should have been — machine guns against torpedo boats. His power to destroy his equipment or his ship was almost nil, despite his repeated requests for destruct mechanisms. The Pueblo should never have been placed in such a vulneralbe position. Certainly aid should have been readily available at all times. Every possible contingency should have been allowed for. What happened was a repetition of the U-2 incident. The enemy was underestimated. Nobody apparently thought it could happen, including Bucher himself — and his superiors, who are now juding him. Art 'Originals' Big news in the art world these days is the development of a printing process which makes possible the reproduction of paintings so faithful in tone and even texture that, to the casual eye, they are indistinguishable from the originals. Besides bringing the price of "originals" down to within the budget of every man, it's said that the technique could mean that artists may begin earning royalties on every copy of their paintings sold, just as writers do from books or composers from sheet music or playwrights every time their plays are performed. Panhandlers Tired Of Remarks By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) — Remarks a street panhandler gets tired of hearing: "I'd give you a quarter, but the smallest I've got on me is a S20 bill. I don't suppose you have change?" "It's not a bad way to make a living. After all, you get plenty of fresh air and exercise." "Why don't you get a job and earn a decent living like everybody else? Don't you have any self-respect?" "I'll bet you own our own retirement home in Florida." "Listen, Mac, the fuzz are wise to all the guys I got peddling dope for me now in this neighborhood. Until the heat's off, how would you like to do a little distributing for me? Woudln't you like to make a little honest money for a change?" "How's business, J.P.? Considering the fact you don't have to keep up an inventory and don't have any overhead or labor to pay, you must turn about a 99 per cent profit. How did you get in this line anyway— just lucky?" "Oh, don't give any money to this one, Jane. Give it to the beggar who hangs out at the next corner. He puts on a better act." "If I give you 15 cents, will you promise not to waste it by spending it all on some woman?" "I'll bet you have secret savings accounts in 12 banks." "He looks like one of those hippies who went to seed but' never came to flower." '"I'm trying to send two kids through college. Maybe I ought to learn your racket and work it on weekends." "I'll bet the reason you look red-eyed is that you have to stay up all night to count the money you take in all day." "Do you accept Canadian quarters?" "My goodness, all I have is pennies. One . . . two . . . three . . . four . . . THOUGHTS But he refused, and said to him, "Go home to your friends, and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you." — Mark 5:19. •z <? a Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.—Ralph Waldo "Dmerson, American philosopher. (Second of Three Related Columns. DOCTOR'S MAILBAG Borderline Deviations Are Warning Signals By WAYNE G. BRANDSTADT, M.D. "I'd give you two bits, but I'm afraid you'll throw it away on food instead of good clean nourishing booze." "I'm a novelist and looking for a plot. If I fork over a buck, will you sit on this park bench the rest of the afternoon, and tell me the story of your life? If it makes me cry, I'll give you two bucks." "I'll bet when you finish for the day your wife will meet you in a limousine and drive you home to a champagne supper." Letter To The Editor Mr. Fred Hartman Baytown Sun Baytown, Texas 77520 Dear Sir: One behalf of the Baytown Jaycees, 1 want lo take this opportunity to thank you and your very fine newspaper for the very good coverage that you gave our club recently during National Jaycee Week. We feel lhai our Distinguished Service Awards banquet on Friday night, Jan. 24, was a tremendous success since we had the largest turnout in recent years. We attribute a great deal of this success to you and the very fine coverage given us by your newspaper. Uur lhanks to you again for supporting our group not only during this week but during every week of the year. Very truly yours, Rick Peebles Baytown Jaycees I Loosely | Speaking 3 I RON Used lo be, kids wanted to be a jet pilot. 1 was one of them. When 1 was a kid, all 1 could think about was bending that throttle, pushing it around the horn, and imagining the sound of the afterburner kicking in. Uul dreams, once they become a reality, are much different than the dreams. The skies above 30,000 feet can get mighty lonesome, and when the afterburner kicks in and pins you lo the back of the seat, sometimes that can be a little frightening. Now I'll make my point. What 1 dreamed 1 wanted to be all my young life turned out to be just a soap bubble that popped . . . blapl What 1 really wanted to be, but 1 didn't know it, was a journalist, you know, one of those poor guys who writes. Well, the tad with the young boys these days is: "1 wanta grow up and be an astronaut." Whether you know it or not, there are at least l.OUO potential astronauts in Baytown . . . and at. last count there were only slightly over 50 in the entire national program out at MSC. So, as you can see, the personnel people out there are clucking through their teeth. In my wanderings around Baytown, 1 have talked with these little dreamers (who, incidentally make our country the great one it is) and here are some ot the remarks they made lo me. "1 would like lo be an as- ironaul but 1 have a couple fillings in my teeth . . ." •1 eat liver and even spinach. . . my mom says it's okay if i go into orbit so long as 1 take a little supply of it with me on the trip." "When i get lo be an astronaut i want them lo put up a couple of giant fans on one side of my missile. Then, when they turn me on and I blast off, the smoke will be blown away and all my tncnds can see me go . . .'.' "I asked ihose people out at ihe cenler lo send me a couple of ihose used rocket bells "cause I'm tire ol walking lo school. 1 even sent 'em two cereal box lupsan' 1 haven" I heard one word Irom them . . . can you help me?" Ot course there's always the one intellectual in the crowd. "1 don'I know why Ihey were so worried about the astronauts hitting the moon ... my dad says they should have put a woman astronaut on board because a woman driver can hit anything." Kids will be kids . . .(ahem!) BARBS By PHIL PASTORET Our sales chief promises to fire his men with enthusiasm unless they begin to bring in orders, pronto. * O 0 The fellow whose wife says she hasn't a thing to wear to the New Year's masquerade should be the sensation of the evening. The best way to keep New Year resolutions is to yourself. O C ft We'd like to wish all the flower children a hippie new year. (Newspaper Ir.lerprise Assn.) Q—About two months ago my mother had a severe infection which damaged her heart. The electrocardiogram showed borderline deviation from normal. How serious is this? A — Borderline deviations act as a warning to take steps to prevent further damage. When such a warning is heeded, normal life expectancy is the rule. Q—Is there any truth in the belief that sleeping on one's left side is easier on the heart? My father believes it and says he can feel his heart pounding when he sleeps on his right side. A—Most persons can feel or hear their heart beats more readily when they sleep on their left side but there is no danger to the heart from sleeping on either side. Once asleep, most persons flop from one side to the other several times during the night. Q — What causes heart murmurs? Is there any pain associated with them? What is the treatment? A—Heart murmurs in adolescents and young adults are often functional. Such murmurs are of no significance since they are caused by the swiftness of the flow of blood through a strong heart. Other murmurs are caused by a roughening of the surface of the valves or leaky valves or both. How loud a murmur is has no relationship to the seriousness of the underlying condition. A murmur is not painful so. if any pain is present, some other cause for the pain must be sought. The only treatment necessary is to discover the cause of the murmur and treat the cause if any treatment is required. Q—One doctor says I have a heart murmur. He gave me dieoxin. Another doctor says I have hardening of the arteries, lie gave me guanidine. Neither drug helps me much. Can they be taken indefinitely? Must I take both? A—The digoxin is given to strengthen the heart beats. Guanidine is used to treat myasthenia gravis but I suspect that the second drug you are taking is quinidine, which is given to restore the normal rhythm of the heart. Roth drugs must be taken under careful medical supervision and this is doubly so when they are taken together. If the dosages are adjusted to your individual tolerance, they may be taken indefinitely. (Newjpoper Enterprise Ann.) Enrich Your Vocabulary NEA F.«tur« Modern Age Please send your questions and comments to Wayne G. Brondstadt, M.D, in core ol this paper. While Dr. Brondstadt cannot answer individual letters, he will answer letters :f general interest in future columns. ACROSS 1 Wireless 6 television 31 Chinese or Indians 33 15th-century Italian painter 34 Dainty 35 Examiner 36 Dance step 37Candlenut tree 39 Frenchman's name 20 Tries to Ret 23 Feminine nickname 26 Steamer (ab.) 27 No longer new 30 Ward off 31 Diego 32 Utter 33 Kind of plane 34 Oriental porgy 36 Dyestuff 38 Collection of quotes 39 Building addition +0 travel 41 Chooses 43 Insect 46 Free nation (»b.) 47 Near East fabric 50 player 52 Sudden attacker 55 Thoroughfare 56 TV 57 Fren<5h headgear M Stretched tight DOWN 3 Sloping roadway 2 Continent 3 Delves in earth 4 John (Gaelic) 5 Donkey (comb, form) 6 Heart (anal.) 7 Smells 8 Ear part 9 Portent 30 Uncommon 12 Fillip 13 Ancient Greek city 38 Modern weapon 20 pollution 21 Kind of sofa 22 Hemingway 23 Indian potentate 24 Baking compartment 25 Bristlelike part 27 Greek mount 28 Scriilnr 29 Unit of force 35 Hint 37 Roman goddess of harvest 41 Sculpting material 42 Vehicles 43 Seize 44 Firn 45 Maple genus 47 Arab seaporl 48 Inserts 49 English composer M Groove 53 Drama part 54 Oioler 'That Commander Bucher Is Doing Pretty Well for a Guy Who Didn't Fire a Shot'" Washington Merry- Go-Round- President, Ted Kennedy Have Conversation 15y UKtvW I'KAKSON and JACK AMJUKSON WASHINGTON — The two men considered most likely lo lace each oilier in Ihe l'J72 presidential election, Uick Nixon and i'ud Kennedy, had a long, cordial visit the oilier day. President Nixon steered Sen. Kennedy into a corner for a private talk during a luncheon with Senate leaders. Kennedy recalled their first meeting in the 1U50S when Nixon, Uien Vice President, and the lale .lack Kennedy, llien a Senalor, nad othces across a Senate corridor from each other. As Ted remembered it, lie dropped by Ins brother's office early one morning before it opened. He made himself cumlunable upon a suitcase, reading a newspaper, while he wailed lor someone to open the door. Nixon spotted him in the corridor and invited him into his oil ice lor a 45-minule visit. The President also recalled Uiai they had mel again in I960 iii. trout ot New York City's Colony Kesiauram. Ted was accompanied by his father, who commented on the approaching eleclion. "li my son Jack doesn't make ii, Nixon quoted old Joe Kennedy, "1 hope you do." Alter an exchange of recollections, Nixon and Kennedy lalked earneslly aboul youililul unreal. They agreed tluit youth riots and demonstrations weren't provoked by tiic communists bul were part of a worldwide ferment on both .sides ol ihe Iron Curtain. AKIZUNA SEN. Barry Goldwa- ler, still an unreconslrucled conservative afler his four years' absence from Washington, has invoked his senatorial prerogative lo block the appointment ol Maryland's ex-Governor Ted McKeldin lo 11 H; Indian Claims Commission. AlcKcldiM is a Republican willi excellent political credentials. But lie made Ihe mistake, in Goldwaler's view, of supporting Lyndon Johnson for President in UHH. To compound the offense, .UcKeldni came out for Johnsons reelection early in l'J68. President Nixon is willing lo lorgive llns political indiscretion, and McKeldin has the support ol Maryland's top iins. No less than Vice President Agnew has urged iMcKuldm upon Nixon. Goldwaler, however, asked bunaie GUP leader Everett Uirkseu lo block the appointment, winch Uirksen is obliged 10 do under Ihe unwritten rules of senatorial courtesy. i'lie President asked Uirksen, ponublunk, about the McKeldin nomination the other day. Uirksun hemmed and hawed aboul McKeldin's refusal to take a job as Assistant Secretary of ilie Navy. The tousle-haired Republican leader never muniioiied lo Nixon, however, Uiai Goldwaler had black balled ilie appointment. 1'liE TAXPAYERS are spending a small fortune lo convert President Nixon's Florida retreat into a suitable vacation spot. Tlie government is quietly extending a seawall, building a tiehport and installing navigational, signal and security equipment tor Nixon at Key Biscayne, Kla. I'lie cost shouldn't be resented by the taxpayers, however, since iliu improvements are absolutely necessary to prolecl him and keep him in constant touch with world problems. We were unfair to ex-President Joliuson, incidentally, when we reported thai he had refused to turn back government equip- ineni on his LUJ ranch. li is irue Uiai he is keeping the signal lower al the landing slrip and a couple ol government trailers. I'lie government has calculated thai it would cost more lo remove these ilems Ihan to leave ihem in Texas. Certain signal and security equipment also remains at the ranch lor Hie use ot the Secret .Service', which continues lo protect Johnson. As early as last October, however, LBJ ordered the government equipment on his ranch returned. White House aide Larry Temple reported lo Johnson in a memo dated Oct. 21: "Pursuant to your instructions, 1 lalked individually with itie following people: Joe Moody ilJepuiy Administrator of the General .Services Administration i, Col. llaywood Smith (Military Aide;, Col. Jack Albright i While House Communications), mid CluU Hill toeerel Service Agent in charge ol While House detail i. "I lold each ot them thai they siiould begin lo remove all equipment and facilities, located ai liie LBJ ranch, which were owned by their agencies and winch would not be authorized items ot support ol a former President." FOR SOME wierd reason, the Nixon administration promptly accepted Hie resignation of Ihe most important American diplomat ID Europe, Ambassador Llewellyn Thompson in Moscow. Thompson, a sincere patriot, had wauled to resign but had been prepared to remain on the job until summer or even fall until Uis replacement could be lotmd. Instead, he had to come nome so suddenly that he had no opportunity to say goodbye lo top Russian officials. Chairman Breshnev, Premier Kosygm and Foreign Minister Gromyko were all out of Moscow when Thompson left the post where he had served twice during very crucial periods. He was able lo pay farewell calls on a lew lesser ollicials, but had to wind ilium up in aboul a week. Ambassador 'Thompson is Ihe man who helped guide the improvement in relations between the Umied States and Russia under President Johnson. He is ilie key man on such vital questions as missile limitation und ihe anli - ballistic missile sysiein. While Ins advice can be used lo fcjinxJ advantage in Washington, diplomats were shocked that he was removed so unceremoniously Irom Moscow. Bible Verse BE NOT deceived; God is not mocked: for whosoever a man scrweth, that shall he also reap. Galat'tans6:7 Bridge Tips Transfer Bid Gives Safety By Oswald & James Jacoby NORTH 4 J86543 V 1062 WEST EAST * K 9 * 10 2 VAQ543 ¥98 *KJ5 498762 *Q64 *9532 SOUTH(D) * AQ7 VKJ7 * A 104 * AK108 Both vulnerable \Ves( N'orth East South 2 N.T. Pass 3 V Pass 3 A Pass 4 A Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—A 4 The Jacoby transfer bid is designed primarily to let the player who opens with no- trump be the declarer when partner holds a major suit. In its simple form a response in diamonds shows five or more hearts and a hand of any strength at all. The no-trump bidder is asked to bid hearts. Most of the time he will make a minimum bid, but he may jump if his no-trump opening is very good in hearts. Similarly a heart response asks for spades. The transfer bid is used in response to either a one or two no-trump opening. Thus North responds three hearts to his partner's two no- trump. South merely rebids to three spades. He has good spades but only three and, as far as he is concerned, he does not want to show extra values. North raises to four spades and South passes. He expects to make four spades but his partner has heard the two no-trump opening and shows no slam interest. Three no-trump by South would be an unbeatable contract but in a duplicate game you would find almost every pair in spades. Four spades by North goes down immediately if East opens his doubleton heart. In fact, even three spades might wind up down one. Nothing can touch four spades if South plays the hand. Poor West is in trouble on the opening lead. He has to lose a trick no matter what card he puts on the table. His actual choice was the four of clubs. South played low from dummy and won the trick with his 10 spot. Then he played ace and another spade. West was in again and got out by playing his queen of clubs. This gave South a chance to discard a diamond and a heart on his last two clubs. Then South went over to dummy and led a heart but since West held both the ace and queen South had to lose two tricks there. (Newspaper fnlerpnje Assn..' Q—The bidding has been: West Norlh East South 2N.T. Pass 3 * Pass 3 N.T. Pass 6 N.T. Pass ? You, South, hold: *AQ7 VKJ7 •A104 JJL.AK108 What do you do now? A —Pass. You have no reason lo bid any more. TODAY'S QUESTION Instead of bidding three clubs your partner jumps to four no- trump over your two no-trump. What do you do now? Answer Tomorrow Sum Fred Hartman ............................ 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Bon 90, Baytown 77520 Subscription Rates By Carrier >!.»& Month, (23.40 Per Year Single Copy Price lOc Mall rate* on request Represented Nationally By Texa* Newspaper Representative*, Inc. KKHBEX OF TUX ASSOCIATED FREftB Th« AMMltlnJ Prtn K «nLUI«d mcltuivdr lo Ui« ui for r»puWlc«Uon to urr am cflrp«tet)«i or«Sltad to H or not othirwto* er«dtt»d In IhH p*pv end local nm ot vponUncoui orljcin puhll*>*d h»r«tn. RUM* of rapubMnUon of lout n«w« of rpontftiMOui origin publlrtnd bntln. JUfhU ot rvpubHoaUoa «« •Jl ottwr malt*r h«r»ln *ra a HERRI'S WORLD "Hoi only do we have the emit of 'crime in the streets' — these 'chuckholes in the streets' are gettin' worst, too!"
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