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"•-*—•"•'* r-noay, January Editorials ~ He's Allergic To Word 'Oil' Sen. William Proxmirc. Wisconsin Democrat, is allergic to the word oil. no matter what its connotation. He demonstrated that when he led a three-hour (losing) fight on the Senate floor to block the confirmation of John B. Connally Jr. of Texas as Secretary of the Navy in the Kennedy Administration. Proxmire would have had some help — from Sen. Wayne Morse of Oregon, also a Democrat, if Morse had been present when the Senate took up Connally's confirmation, but. he had to be in Oregon when it came before the Senate. It is. of course. Sen. Proxmire's or any other legislator's business whether he supports or opposes confirmation of a presidential Cabinet member, but in this particular case, Sen. Proxmire didn't seem to have very sound reasons for his vociferous opposition. He contended that Connally. brilliant Fort Worth lawyer, should not be permitted to assume the duties of Secretary of the Navy because: 1. Connally is an oil man by experience and background and therefore could not objectively administer the Navy's petroleum reserves or its billion-dollar-a-year purchases of oil and other fuels. 2. Connally had not disposed of all his oil holdings despite the fact they bring in only S325 a month. 3. Connally had not resigned as co-executor of the $100 million estate of the late Texas millionaire Sid Richardson and could enhance his earnings later on by decisions he makes as boss of the Navy. It was Vice President Lyndon Johnson's influence that persuaded President Kennedy to name Connally to the Navy secretaryship. It is admirable of Kennedy to have listened to Johnson, for Connally is well able to handle the job. It will be remembered that Sen. Proxmire was the one who tried unsuccessfully two years ago to curb the powers of then Senate Majority Leader Johnson. He could still be angry at Johnson because he couldn't get the Senate to go along on that deal. Senator after Senator. Republicans and Democrats alike, paid tribute to Connally during the confirmation debate. They cited the long list of qualifications he brings to the Cabinet post. But Sen. Proxmire would not "buy" any of these. He kept harping that Connally was an oil man, and an oil man he didn't want in the presidential cabinet. Connally, in 1940, served as administrative aide to Johnson where he became acquainted with many of the Senators who defended him during the confirmation debate. Sen. Hubert Humphrey, Minnesota Democrat, said before the debate he had had "some doubts" about Connally's possible conflicts of interest and that he had invited Connally to his office to question him. Humphrey said he prepared some of the "stickiest" questions he could think of and was satisfied that Connally answered every one to the Senator's complete satisfaction. We do not think that John Connally's past, present or future connections with oil will influence any decisions he must make as Secretary of the Navy. If they do, the man who selected him will be first to know, and we don't believe that President Kennedy would tolerate any conduct on the part of his Cabinet members that would reflect on the president or damage the people's interests. We think that Texas will be proud of her native sons in this and future administrations — Vice President Lyndon Johnson and John Connally. Other Views Editors Speak ALABAMA JOURNAL At this time of year squirrel hunting is going full tilt in Alabama and elsewhere in the Deep South. It is not a luxury sport like quail hunting, increasingly a port of thr elite. It does not require the pull needed to get in on a really pood dove shoot. Yet squirrel hunters are numerous and attached to their spoil. The wing shot is inclined to take a eondeseendme aUi»irfc toward the so^oijTcl hunter. There is mon theory than reality to this. A friuhtened squirrel headed for a safe haven, leaping from treo to tree, offers a difficult target. There is none of the recnlari'v <i!>out a squirrel's movements such as is lound in the flight of certain specif's of hirds. Squirrel hunters are divided into two. or more correctly into four classes. There are the still hunters, and those who hunt with fines. The first, as their name implies, take a stand, usually earlv in the morning or lat<? in the afternoon, and crack down when a squirrel shows within range. If the hunter is a good woodsman. hr may slip through the wrwds makins as little noise as possible, and keeping his eyes and cars open. That calls for real skill— the amateur will merely alarm his quarry. The second class of hunters use a dog to tree the game and announce the fact by triumphant barking. This is a sport for at least two men — one to get on one side of the tree and shake a bush to turn the squirrel so as to present a tarpet to a comrade on the other side. THK MACOX NEWS Now that the elections are past. first exercise in good citizenship for winners and losers alike should he to take down the posters, banners, stickers and signs spread across so much of the real estate. LVNCHBl'RG XEWS A real-estate economist reports a trend toward two houses per family. Thus, when you are caught in the rain you will still realize that you have left your umbrella at home, but you won't know •which one. Bible Verse WHEREFORE lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. James 1:2L 8>un Published afternoons. Monday through Friday, and Sundays by The Baytown Sun. Inc. at Pearce and Ashbel in Baytown, Texas. Fred Hartman ............ . ................. Editor and Publisher Jim Boone ................. '. ..................... Business Manager Prrston Pendergrass ........... ................... Managing Editor Betilah Mae Jackson ................................ Offiee Manager J. T. Bowling ................................. Circulation Manager ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT John WadJey ................................................ Manager Paul Putman ....................................... Retail Manager Corrk Laughlin .................................. National Manager Son's Houston Telephone Number. CA 8-2643. Represented Nationally By TPJW* Newspaper R^pres^ntativra. Inc. P. 0. Rox ."MR. Bavfom. St!li<;eript ion Rale* •y CarrkT tl «5 pft Month — T17.40 j*r Yw Mail rat** on rPTU^. «* Wfcanti eto*» matter «f ft* Bavtown, Texas. Pott OfhV* WKtef Ih* Art of OwgrrtM of Mairti 3. 1*79. JT1CMBF.R Of TUB ASSOCIATED fRK«S M »nttf!*<i fjrcJiMfviSy to th* o« fi» f*pn6!:««ri«B »t •« R *r net WMnrm enttai to tM* f«i»*r CRADLE OF THE DEEP Drew Pearson Says- WASHINGTON — Henry Ford II has always been a generous contributor to the Republican Party, but this year he found himself contributing to the campaign debt of the Democrats. Just before the inauguration. Mr. Ford's representative turned up in th" office of Matt McCIos- key, the Philadelphia builder who has worked so hard as treasurer of the Democratic National Committee. He said: "Because Mr. McNamara is in the cabinet. Mr. Ford would like, to come down for the inauguration and wants eight ticket? for the inaugural gala." "That will cost him $800." replied McCloskey. "But a box holds ten. Why doesn't Mr. Ford take a box instead?" "That might be a good idea." replied the Ford representative. "That will cost him S10.000." "Oh. Mr. McCloskey." moaned the Ford emissary. "Mr. Ford would fire me if I paid that much." "He'll fire you if you come back with the seats I'm going to give you if you don't take a box," replied the man who has raised so much money for the Democratic Party. "But look «-hat we've done for the Democrats. We've given you Mr. McNamara for Secretary of Defense." "You didn't give him to us. He quit and we hired him." countered McCloskey. In the end, Henry Ford paid $10.000 for the gala box tickets to reduce the Democratic deficit. EIGHT YEARS is a relatively- short time in the life span of man, but eight years ago from the day that John F. Kennedy took the oath as president of the United States, things were quite different. Here is what the President of the United States did on Jan. 20, 1953. as Dwight D. Eisenhower was inaugurated. He gave a dinner that night in the Georgetown House he had rented from Dr. Samuel A. Alexander at 3271 P St. Having rented the house a few days before, and being a 35-year-old bachelor, he hadn't bothered to look the house over. At the last minute he discovered there was no stove. There was also no hot water. ActuaJly it was the family cook, Margaret Ambrose, flown down from Port. Mass., for the occasion, who made this discov- ery' when she started to cook dinner. Twelve guests had been invited, but there was no stove. George, the Butler, was sent out to buy a hot plate. Jacqueline Bouvier, who was to become Mrs. Kennedy later that September, was one of the guests. And the senator, who had taken the oath only two weeks before, drove to her home to pick her up — something he seldom did with others. The Kennedy sisters were also present, still single, and Jackie looked a bit horrified when they engaged in "Indian wrestling" before dinner. This was rather a rough game which sometimes found the participants wrapped inside rugs on the floor. However, it look a Jong time to cook dinner — on that one hot plate — even though the cook resorted to hamburgers. The other guests included Joan Lawler, Langdon Marvin, a cous- in of Franklin Roosevelt, and Lemoyne Billings of New York. After the dinner was over — very late — the problem arose of getting to the Eisenhower ball. Unlike tho retinu" of limousines and secret service cars that escorted Mr. Kennedy to five different inaugural balls on Jan. 20. 1961, he could find no car on Jan. 20. 1953. But one thing remained the same. It was snowing. Langdon Marvin had rented a Dv'momi taxi, however, ;>nd most of the guests piled into that. Kennedy, a very freshman senator, hadn't enough pull to get a box at the ball. But he finally got there, and danced on tha't crowded floor — almost unnoticed. To the very few who did notice him, not one would have dreamed that eight years later he would be the president of the United States. Try and Stop Me By BENNETT CERF D URING A CHRISTMAS RUSH in^a big department store, one of the dear little kiddies* kicked the store's Santa Claus so hard in the shin that he had to put up a sign, "Gone to feed my reindeers," for a half hour until the pain abated. And speaking of last Christmas, here's an entry Joau Brooks swears she copied from a 10- year-old's diary: December 25: Pop gave me a swell new air rifle, but it's pouring so I can't go hunting. December 26: Still raining. Can't go hunting. December 27: Still raining. Can't go hunting. December 28: Still raining. Couldn't wait any longer. Shot Uncle Morris." • * • The atoutish g«nt essaying: the Santa role in a Montreal department store last year had a really original request to ponder over. A little fellow climbed up on his lap and whispered hopefully in his ear, "Do you think you could wangle me a discount on a new bicycle?" O I960, by Bennett Ccrf. Distributed by Kinf Feature* Syndicate TODAY'S GRAB BAG TM ANSWK, QUICK! 1. Prior to World War II, only OBI U. S. president visited Europe while in office; who wu He? 2. What composer w«* made famous by hi* "SUtwt Hater"? 4. What U (laMwort? 4L What great engraver was court painter to Emp«r«r Chsxlei V? 5. On what Island was the famous Labyrinth of mythology? FOIK Of FAME-GUESS THI NAME YOU* fVTUM ckIM will k* th«u(kt- ftil, t»M»erv*>Uve M4 «*J. MAPf y KITHOAY fa fkil Siting, author. WATCH YOU* IAMOUAOE POTINTATE — (POE-len- t*t«) — noun; a sovereign or ruler; MI* who PMSCMM great power. Origin: Latin. IT'S NIN IAK» f *« ttjtctt *f the mind, Hkr tho»« tf tiie face, grow uortt •s v>e yroi'- (M,~D*c 4e 1—Boy-poet, tramp, sailor, Dutch soldier, Abyssinian trader and chief—such were the many lives of this wandering Frenchman. Born in Ctiarleville In 1854, he ran away from home three times before he was 17. At that age he sent some of his poems to the w«ll-known poet, Paul Verlaiue, \vho invited ihim to join his household in Paris. The two then spent a year traveling through Europe together, then qnarelled and VerUlne tri*d W kill him. Many, years later he turned up In! IAbyssmia, wh«r« he «ina«i«d a' 'fortune at a tradtr. Who was' (this ma? ly NAN JONES Canfral frutt Wriftr 2—Like his counterpart above, this English writer. MM contemporary, was a wanderer who found fame and fortune In the Near East. His tale of adventure there is considered by many to be the finest English prose work of tht Nineteenth Century. It began when, at 33, ht set out from Damascus to wake impressions of soaie ancient Inscriptions at Medaln Salih, thre« week* away. It ended in twa years' wandering through the Arabian Desert, a solitary Christian in country populated by Moslem fanatics. His "Arabia Deserta" is unsurpassed aa a travel story. Who was he ? <N*mes it bottom of column) IT HAFPIN!t> TODAY year* » Kf> today the t'.S. Eight* Air Fore* conflicted the first all-American fclr raid over Germany. XOW'P YOU MAKt OUT* 1. Woodrow Wilson. 2. Antonin Dvorak. 3. An herb formerly us*d hi glass-making. 4. Albrech't Dur«r. 6. Cr»t». '.ijujridfj r» *.*' ixi-% -«---- ^ " Assfgnment: Washington By RALPH de TOLEDAXO WASHINGTON—If men's words livo 10 haunt them, President Kennedy should be the first to admit it. Throughout the campaign, he pounded away at tiie theme that the United State? was badly trailing the Soviet Union in the production of missiles. The election won. Mr. Kenn?.ly has heeome the victim of his argument. For he must tacitly ndnrit that he was indulging in "campaign oratory" — a "phras" v e learned to hate in 1940 — or he must announce to the world that we are helplessly inferior i~> Soviet missile muscle. Newspapermen and write;-;; nn military topics have been steaa'Jy playing down the "missile" rip 1 ' or the "deterrent gap' 1 since Nov. 8. Long: - known but suppressed 1 Tacts indicating American strength now suddenly appear on page one of our papers. But Presient Kennedy is stuck with a book, written Ions before election day but now being published, which takes the most extreme view of American "weaknesses" yet seen in print. The author is Henry Kissinger, a Kennedy adviser, but among those who worked with him in its preparation are Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Deputy Secretary of Defense Roswell Gilparric. The book, therefore, has a kind of after-the- fact imprimatur. President Kennedy can disavow it only by turn- in;? on his own official .family. These would-be Cassandras state flatly that (11 the Soviet Union is leagues ahead of us in missile power, and that (2) our retaliatory ramc-h after a surprise attack would be too feeble to hurt the Russians. Snelled out, it is the Kissinger - Rusk - Gilparric belief that the Communists have enough r- : -siles to knock oi'f almost every U.S. missile and bomber base, most of our Polaris submarines, our <jreat seaborne striking forces, and pur NATO allies. This recalls the abject panic of Stuart Symington, then Air Force Secretary, who warned that the Soviets had clouds of heavv bombers, that could obliterate the United States at will. When (he dust of his rhetoric had settled — and after we had spent billions on the useless B-3R — it was discovered 1 that the vast Red air fleet was no • •• ttvn th" ri 'rment of skillful Soviet propaganda. The Kissinger panic is based not on what we know from our various intelligence agencies, not on what the scientists have been able to discover, but on a hypothetical protection of Soviet rannhilities that in turn rrsts on a hiehlv ex- agarerated estimate of industrial potential. What are the facts? The most pessimitic intelligence estimates as of January. 1961 are that the Soviets have be- hveen fifty and one hundred operational Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. (None of these estimates is based on what the Soviets might, could, or should have — but on the physical actuality.) The lack of Soviet productive capacity hss been demonstrated by the infrequency of missile tests and 1 spare shots. Clearly, the Russians have not yet put missiles on an efficient, production-)'"' 1 hnsis. If we grant the jntellii.""'"^ maximum of one Ivndred !<""""'< to the Soviet, it still leaves or.- ••'•'•'.i- plo arithmetical question •• • -i- swored. At present, Die Sov' f Union is ringed by some 260 heavy bomber bases from which nuclear bombs can be delivered almost at will against an enemy. Twenty-one atomic 1 submarines have been launched by this conn- try, and they are beinc rapidly eouipped with the Polaris missile which Chief of Naval Operations Arleigh Burke (and others* described as close to the "ultimate weapon" since it is mobile and can be fired from beneath the ocean's surface. Our heavy bomh- ers are on continuous alert, some in the air and others that can IK- aloft in less than 15 minute. Our seaborne bombers carry more explosive punch than all the bombs dropped during World War II. We have intermedia to - range Thor missiles statjoned close enough to the Soviet Union to wipe out any target. If every operational Soviet ICRM pinpointed its target — hardly within the realm of probability at this timp — only a fraction of the U.S. retaliatory force would be knocked out. There would bo knocked out. There would he enough punch left in our arm In hit back far more rlevastntintjly— a fact that the Kissinger-Rusk-Gilpatric team should certainly know. Beyond this, it has been estimated by the military that to make sure a target will be obliterated, it requires 1(1 missiles. The arithmetic, therefore, defeats the Kissinger thesis. Letters To The Editor Editor. Tlie Sun Do.-ir . c ir i don't care for socialized pro- ff^ssonal baseball and foothwll. These seem 'o bo pursuits which should be left to private enterprise. I an \»>tins "No" to thr S1'2 million li-md issue. Our legislature was wise in turning thumbs down (in il and we people of Harris County should vote it down solidly. I can think of many more important uses for our borrowing power. Schools. hi<.;hw.-;ys, parks and, maybe, lower taxrs. Ray Hoinrich id You Know? at ... •K-.-rw -.-^- „ When n hummingbird is hatched. it is only the si?> of a burn- Th-' Lii.'is't <-'ii|v a r , Ihosr of the double eoooiimil. They hit afxiiit 4ft pounds. TV crvn«tjfi!fio»! nf nV Tn-h K>ee Siatc w-is adopted jn How Do You Stand? BY RARRY GOLD\VATER U.S. Senator, Ariz. WASHINGTON — In the early beginnings of what w e call civilization, when the tribe first organized, government was little more than the superior physical abilitv of the chief to batter down his rivals and thus compel his followers to a condition of obedience. In modern times, at least in democratic societies, rival contenders have put aside the stone ax and physical combat in favor of exhortation, personal appeal and sometimes television debates. \Vhcn we speak of government today, we conjure up in the mind of each individual that manifestation of government • which is closest to his or her daily life. Federal government is symbolized by the Capitol Building in Washington, or the White House. Local government is the State House, or the Court House, or the '' •• •• Supervisors or the City Magistrate. Since the Great Depression, newspapers, magazines, radio and television have all eniphasized < what government can do for peo-" pie. Harbors, bridges, highways, libraries, marketing services, soil bank payments and subsidies, supports for cotton and tobacco, aid to dependent children, social security checks, truly the cornucopia of governmental bounty overfloweth. It seems to me that we should remind ourselves that fundamentally government is power — power to compel us as individual citizens to perform certain duties and to conform to the rules established by the political society. Stripped of its symbolism and panoply, government is the naked instrument employed by the political organization in power to extract tribute from the citizen producer. Government first, last and always is the tax collector. It is true we have succeeded in clothing the tax grab in a costume of rationalism. \Ve have with great success, persuaded many of the citizens of the United States to accept governmental confiscation of income as something which happens only to the other fellow. Income tax is withheld and never possessed by its rightful owner. Social security fax is deducted, excise taxes are included in the purchase price of almost everything we buy. Until only now and then is the individual brutally reminded that government demands one-third of all that is produced in the United States. A talented and well - Mentioned labor leader in my state was recently quoted as favoring a general tax moratorium for the next three months to get the economy back in high gear. It was sug- '•••• iicil that if the producres o{ America could be given 100 percent of their earnings, for even 90 days, their increased purchasing power would create prosperity. After the quotation was published, the labor leader wanted to qualify his statement. It would not do to declare a moratorium on all income taxes. It would be better, he suggested, to limit the tax forgiveness to a special segment of society' falling in certain earnings brackets. This suggestion supports the notion that by selecting its victims, the tax agency can be used to impose a special penalty on one segment of society and confer special benefits on another segment of society. When will we ever learn that taxes taken by government are extracted from the standard of living of every citizen? If you tax only businesses, the price of goods goes up. If you tax only property', the cost of rent or ownership goes up. Tax wh?,t you like, every penny confiscated must be subtracted from the earnings of producers, must be deducted from money which would otherwise be spent or invested in Die normal channels of commerce to increase the growth and prosperity of the nation. Benevolent top - hatted bewhisk- ep'd old Uncle Sam is in reality the tax man masquerading as a friend to all the people. In monarchies, dictatorships, republics and democracies, government is basically a device to collect taxes and spend this public money on necessary public services. Know Your Bridge •By B. JAY BECKER the French hand: WEST In the following! QUIZ When France plsyed Italy ( diamonds. Four hearts wma Spring in the world rham-j natural and four spade? showed pionship (won by France), either a singleton spade or tha Bourchtoff and Delmouly were j queen. So Chlaradia bid and respectively West and East for (made «tx diamonds. Mrs, A. I* Fleming recently tested a group of expert Eng- KAST Hah pain on the same band and >Q743 publlnhed the results in tb* British Bridge StagaxiM. Th« twin brothers J. and R. Sharpie* reached the alma by bidding: 24, 2>, 3f, 3A, *^, <•' Booker and Ue bid: J^, JNT, The Spurwny brotbcn bid: 2^, 2NT, 3f, 34, 4f. Dormer and S.-Dyer bid: 2+ 2NT, 3^i &•, 64. Crowhurst and Wardman bldt VAKQ109 4AQJ7C5 4 4107654 The Uddinf, with West dealer and atlt&ar *idc vulnerable, want: 2NT 3* A good afac diamond contract was missed. The two club bid was artificial and game-forcing. Two diamonds (artificial) denied positive values. Delmouly could justifiably have jumped to six diamonds, aince at no point had he revealed the presence of the king of diamonds, queen of apadcs, or the doubleton heart. When Chlaradia and Forquet held the same cards for Italy. they bid: 3+ They were using- the Neapolitan Club ay-stem and got to the «lam successfully. The artificial club bid showed at least 17 high- card points. Tlie heart response showed one king-. Three diamonds was natural and four diamonds showed that the. Wng previously announced was In 2+, , 4f . s*. Meredith and Juan neatly ttd: 2f , 2NT, 4f , «*. Mrs, Kahn and Mrs. Jacobson missed flre by bidding: 2+, 2NT, 3f , 44, 44, 54- Konstam and Mrs. Forbes were successful with: 2jfc, 2+, 2V, 54, 3f, 3NT, 5+. 64. Of three other pairs, two reached £ve diamonds and one bid six. No two pairs of the eleven tested bid the hand Identically. Although there arc only two prominent systems of bidding in England, the players apparently had their own Ideas of how to apply their system to the hand in question. Five pairs reached the optimum contract of six diamonds, four reached five diamonds, and two stopped at four hearts. (0 1961. King Feiturw Syndicate. lac.) Dail . _ ACROSS I.Florida tret 6. Buckets 11. Vegetable 32. Competitor 13. Chew upon 14. Charge with gas 15. Polish capital 1 pi>S3. ) 1 17. Kresh 1 18. Close to 1 19. Book clasp 21. Narrate 2 2*. Naval clerk 28. Lucid 30. Blackboard 2 31. Cowardly mammals 33. Turkish weight (vsr.) 34. Perishes 3i5. Elizabeth Retina (abbr.) 37. Exclamation 40. Overly sentimental 43. More complete 45. French river 46. Onc« more 47. Roston and Norfolk, « g. 48 Replar*. as a gem DOWN 1. Naval vigil 2 Naturally 4.Sc as 5,Y< (a 6.E> pr 7.V« 8.Ri cz. 9.Ta 0. Ki 4.AI «.E» mi 0. Ga ho ba 2. Sh sir t n 13 IS Ifc 31 A ^ % H At 4" y Crossv KING FEATURE unds, 23.Disem a cow bark !oman 25. Prefix bbr.j to certs Scotch essure names ntllatt 2G. Godlcs issian person ar 27. Close- rdv ness lied 29. Car)sent ments cla- 32. Brown ition roast me on 35. Solar d rse- <var.) ck 37. At a eltertd dlstan( e 38. Immcr TL % j» 3 V' 31 % 39 * ''4 »i ^ % ** f % i<» n % * 40 W/ % 14 14 % 3 A. % % ford s s as t city :c se " 12. JO ty/ JS % \ ; * |f?©l!A-: ; .:f mx±M IH •'• '; ; , f i r -^ r '- C - N .''4 t; ; v ;! : •f^V"^'-V : J •Mkllli^ikiil Veilfrilty'i Annxr i 39. Exclamation of woe 41. Fate 42. Italian coin 44. Rcelir.e 47. N'ew Zealand fort 7 % 10 3J ^ 41 4A A i7 ty/ '•* ^ *' ' % 3 * JS" 10 ^ 37 k-ij

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