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*** Sunday. June 8, 1969 Editorials And Features Yorty Victory Can Be Viewed Several Ways The come-from-behind victory of Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty over his Negro challenger, city councilman Thomas Bradley, has been branded by some people as a defeat of reason by racism and demagoguery. It may be that. But it was not Yorty who beat Bradley but the memory of the Watts riots of 1%5, freshly reinforced by the turmoil on the campus of San Francisco State University and a string of other .schools. It is true that Cleveland, another city which experienced its own species of Watts disorders, elected Carl B. Stokes as mayor in 1967. However, his white opponent, Seth Taft, did not stoop to racism in his campaign. Also, some whites may have hoped they were buying an insurance policy through Stokes against any further trouble from the black community. But 1967 is ancient history. The whole race of race relations in America has been transformed since then by the rise of race-proud groups like the Black Panthers, the spectacle of guns in the hands of black students at Cornell University, all the episodes of violence elsewhere. All Yorty had to do to win re-election was warn that Los Angeles was "one big campus" that would be taken over by "black militants and left-wing extremists" if Bradley won. It is often argued, with a lot of history lo back up the argument, that minorities have never achieved a measure of justice without applying force against the dominant majority. But this tactic, if carried to the point where fear displaces aroused social concern on the part of the majority, ultimately exacts a bitter price. It was fear, not simple bigotry, that went to the polls in Los Angeles. The wisest thing the black citizens of that city can do is to heed Bradley's words, spoken in the depths of defeat: Blacks have known disappointment before. There will be another campaign, another election. They came close this time — amazingly close in view of the fact that Negroes are only 18 per cent of the population of Los Angeles. The American system cannot be so rotten after all. The system works, though undoubtedly it ought to work better. But it will never be made to work through fear or force. Will the campus militants—white and black alike — get the message? Meats Go Up Since the First of the year, prices of meat at the local butcher's or supermarket have been edging upwards - which will be no news to housewives. This has happened despite increased, and increasing, supplies of neat. During the First quarter of 1969, both prices and mcnt prociuclion were up about 3 per cent, compared to the same period a year ago. The phenomenon is an illustration of the classic definition of inflation - "too much money chasing too Few goods." For despite greater supplies, high levels of employment and income have resulted in "exceptionally high consumer demand for meat," say.s the American Meat Institute. In 1968, consumption of meat in the United States reached an all-time high oF 182.7 pounds per person. That record is expected to be eclipsed this year. If it's any comfort, even with higher prices, Americans arc spending less of their disposable income for beef and pork than they did in the past. In I 968, spcnditiK on beef and pork accounted for about 3.8 per cent of disposable income, compared to 4.7 per cent I 0 years ago. usiness Mirros By JOHN CUNNIFF A!' Business Analyst NEW YORK <AP) — With inflation now accelerating to a rale well in excess of 5 per cent a year, Americans are reducing the amount going into savings accounts, are cashing savings bonds, and are borrowing on insurance policies. YOUR DENTAL. HEALTH Accidents to Teeth Not Felt Until Later By WILLIAM LAWRENCE, D.D.S. Six years ago, Dick G., wrestling fur his Harvard College team, finally pinned his opponent in a r o n g h, tough match. For several days after he fell a numbness in the front teeth of his lower jaw. Two winters ago, Virginia H. had a hard fall on a patch of ice. She struck the back of her head and her teeth came together with a sharp crock, [''or several days after she had "a peculiar feeling" in her upper front teeth. Three years ago, when she was 9, Austina S. fell off her bike and hit her chin on the curb, making a deep gash that required many stitches to close. Her chin and a few lower teeth were numb for several days. After the initial complaints following these accidenls, all three patients were without symptoms and the involved teeth seemed normal in every way. H o w e v e r, in this past month, all three patients have become acutely aware of the following symptoms pain, discoloration of teeth, loose teeth and swelling. Clinical and X-ray exam disclosed abscesses at the root tips of one loolh in each of the first two patients and two teeth in the child who fell from her bike. These developments are not uncommon after accidents in which teeth are traumatized. Initial discomfort is s 1 i g h I and is dissipated in a few days. But the nerves of Hie teeth are damaged, become cdema- tous (swollen) and infected, and finally die, producing apical abscesses. And, typically, this takes place over a period of lime without causing patients any or at least only fleeting moments of discomfort, so that they arc completely unaware of any abnormality. Treatment of choice for these abscessed teeth is usually root canal therapy. The nerve e h a rn her is opened to relievo pressure and pain and to promote drainage of the abscess; the nerve chambers are then cleaned, sterilized and filled; and a filling placed in the opening in the crown. NOTE: In settling accident insurance claims, prognosis and possible future treatment of the involved teelh hould be a consideration. (Newspaper Cnlctprisc Ann.) TODAY IN HISTORY JUNE 8, 1869 — Frank Lloyd Wright born in Rich land Center, Wise. Hartman Editor and Publlahet Bill Hartman General Manager John Wadley Bujjneii Manager Beulah Mae Jackaon AuliUnt To The Publisher Paul Putrnun Aailatant To The Publisher Ann B. Pritchett Office Manager EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT Premton Pendergr»*« Mana«inE Editor Johnclla Boynton Awoclate Managing Editor ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT Dwlcht Moody Re uil Manager Gorrie Laughltn National Manager Entered aj aecond C!»M matter at the Baytown, Ten>, 77520 Port Office under the Act of Centre** of March 3, 187t. Publl«hed afternoon*, Monday through Friday, and Sunday* by The Baytown Sun, Inc. at 1301 Memorial Drive in Baytown, T*xa«. P.O. Bo« 90, Baytown 77520 Subscription Rates By Carrier »1.96 Month, $23.40 Per Tear Single Copy Price lOc Mail rate* on rcqueit Represented Nationally By TCJWUI Newspaper Representative*, Inc. vx.MB en. or -not AiaociATED ntKM T* 4 *a*«:laU<« fnmm IM mtUM mellMtrrtr to Uvi UM for »* B-W- «•*»(.*«• erwt.1 to it or m ottmwK. er«Ut«l IB rwra at iponumom »/1*1n publUMd ttrrrtn. Menu c* of *t,'*»*mttmm orlcln putlMwd amfe. Itlcbw These fire among the ways in which households, hard pressed in Ihe midst of plenty, are attempting lo offset swiftly rising prices and taxes. This week the government announced that for the sixth straight month redemptions of savings bonds and freedom shares exceeded sales in May. The outflow was $12 million, compared with an influx of ?36 million a year earlier. Al the same time, the rate of savings by American families is falling. Personal savings as a per cent of disposable income dropped from 7.1 per cent a year ago to G.I per cent in 1969's first three months. The records of savings and loan associations and mutual savings banks show clearly what is happening. Savings and loans had withdrawals in April of |520 million. Mutual savings banks lost deposits of ?200 million in the same month. Similar evidence of financial strain is shown by records of life insurers. Almost all large companies report steady increases in policy loans. And the Veterans Administration reports a similar experience with the National Service Life Insurance policies. For the first three months of 19C9, the Institute of Life Insurance reports, the dollar value of policy loans issued was 23 per cent higher than a year earlier, and indications are that the high rale persists to this day. Some of the larger companies now have more than •! per cent of assets on loan, and in some instances the percentage is much higher. The experience of Metropolitan Life, second largest in the nation, is perhaps typical. On Dec. 31, 1966, Metropolitan had about 3.95 per cent of its assets out on policy loans. A year later the figure had risen to 4 per cent. By the end of 1968 the percentage had risen to 4.06 and by April of this year had jumped to 4.12. Figures compiled by the I LI show that in the first three months of this year insurance companies made loans on policies totaling $80) million, a jump of nearly $150 million over the figures of a year ago., The increases are even sharper when compared with figures for the 1960s, before inflation became established. TIMELY QUOTES They must re ni ember they all are transients passing through permanent institutions which must survive. —Sen. Mike Mansfield, D- Mont., on rebellions students. Winning A War Isn't Worth Cost By PAUL HARVEY Baylown SUB ColumnUt Win or lose, a nation pays for each war forever. When the cost of munitions is amortized, the cost of veterans and dependents' benefits remains a continuing drain on the Treasury. But the irreparable loss to any nation engaged in war is the sacrifice of its most promising sons. Somewhere in France during World War I, a young man died crying in the mud. His son — who now would never — might have been the doctor with the answer to cancer. One day on a nameless hill on the island of Guadalcanal, a young rnan died — whose grandson might have known the way to end all wars forever. In war, we are harvesting before the crop is ripe. Only God knows how much we might have learned from the silent voices coming home from Vietnam in boxes. Chairman J. William Fulbright of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says, "If the Vietnam war continues much longer, all our best young men will have fled the country." Novelist Pearl Buck says the "loss of future leaders" is Vietnam's greatest tragedy. She remembers history: China's civilization once led the world. But Ghcngis Khan skimmed the cream from the top of China's youth and left the lesser ones behind to propagate. Today China, with a wage scale of 10 cents a day, has no leaders competent to solve the problems of overpopulation and sernistarvation. Alexander the Great thus decimated the youth of ancient Greece. Those into whom has been bred superlative athletic prowess died fighting in Asia Minor. The weak who remained begat weakness. Rome, for a thousand years, siphoned off her strongest and best to try to make the Mediterranean a Roman lake — then collapsed. Historian Dr. David Jordan cites — as typical of the character and integrity of the culls whom war left behind — Nero. : ' • ' Spain was lord of the world up to the 17th century, but the Spanish infantry which preserved that power drained Spain of its best manpower until, by the 19th century, Spain was Europe's football. In World War I, France lost 60 per cent of its youth beteeen the ages of 19 and 31 and never recovered from that loss. England, which poured the flower of her youth into wars with the Kaiser and Hitler, now is impotent, leaderless. Any breeder of animals recognizes that the characteristics of ancestors are transmitted to their offspring; thus do strong men and women breed strong descendants, weak men and women breed weak descendants. When modern war takes the best and leaves the least behind to propagate, it constitutes reverse breeding. The most capable and most healthy are removed from society for protracted periods — often forever — while back home we are down-breeding succeeding generations. Thus, says Pearl Buck, the United States in Vietnam is losing future teachers, scientists, poets, writers, leaders. Win or lose, a nation pays for each war forever. QUICK QUIZ Q — Which is the most popular card game in the United States? A—Canasta leads, according to playing card manufacturers. Contract bridge is second, pinochle third and poker fourth in popularity. Q — What is the meaning of the expression, "Ivory Tower"? A—Figuratively, it is a place of escape from the reality of the outside world into a world of one's own. Q — According to the Bible, hoiv many trees grew in the Garden of Eden? A—Three — fruit-bearing trees, the tree of life and the tree of knowledge. THOUGHTS "He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty." — Job 6:14. * * * Guard within yourself that treasure kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.—George Sand, French novelist. "What's the Matter? Aren't You Interested in the Defense of the Country?" Washington Merry-Go-Round - Nixon, Thieu Headed On Collision Course By DREW PEARSON And JACK ANDERSON WASHINGTON — As surely as two rams on a collision course, Presidents Nixon and Thieu wil! bump heads at Midway over the question of accepting a coalition government in Saigon. This is the Pikes Peak obstacle to a Vietnam settlement. All peace soundings indicate that the communists will accept nothing less. President Nixon is prepared to negotiate the issue; President Thieu won't even consider it. The Saigon government is willing to let the communists vote in an internationally supervised election. In fact, preliminary steps have already been taken to amend the South Vietnamese constitution to give the communists the franchise. But this does not mean the Saigon leaders will bring the communists into the government. They won't. On the eve of Thieu's departure for Midway, a delegation of generals called upon him and served notice that they could not accept a coalition government. If he ignored their wishes there is danger they would depose him. On the eve of Nixon's departure he passed the word to Senate liberals that he would not rule out an interim coalition government as the price for peace in Vietnam. His reelection in 1972 may depend upon ending the Vietnam war. THE TWO PRESIDENTS are prepared, of course, to put on a show of accomplishment at Midway. Even before the meeting was arranged, they had agreed upon an American troop reduction. This was spelled out in a secret paper which both governments endorsed several weeks ago. The final approval at Midway will be merely a formality, but it will produce headlines that will justify the meeting. Only objection to the withdrawal schedule was raised by South Korea's bantam President Chung Hee Park. Thieu offered to fly to Seoul, however, he sought Park's support against a coalition settlement. Thieu also stopped off at Taiwan to get Chiang Kai-shek's backing. Thus Thieu has brought some aces to play in his diplomatic poker game with Nixon. The South Vietnamese leader is expected to argue that any settlement based upon a coalition with the communists would be a "counterfeit peace." President Nixon, in turn, is prepared to promise that the United States won't abandon FUNNY BUSINESS PROBLEM, MA'AM,./ W1UDSHIELD South Vietnam and accept a "fraudulent peace." Apparently, however, the President is unsure how hard we should pressure Thieu into a coalition settlement. He doesn't want to cause Thieu's ouster and bring back government-by-coup in Saigon. As evidence of his apprehension, he cautioned intimates not to expect too much from the Midway meeting. Whatever differences may arise, the meeting is expected to be cordial. There has been a dramatic improvement in relations between Washingnon and Saigon since President Nixon moved into the White House. DURING THE closing days of the Johnson administration, Thieu balked at participating in the Paris peace conference. This hitch in LBJ's peace efforts probably cost the Democrats enough votes to lose the election. Thus Thieu has reason to claim that he elected President Nixon, and to expect Nixon, in return, not to make a move that might cause the collapse of the Thieu- Ky government. Meanwhile in Vietnam, Nixon has ordered Gen. Creighton Abrams, the American commander, to continue applying maximum military pressure upon the enemy. This is the strategy that ex-President Johnson adopted after the bombing halt, in the belief that it would take strength on the battlefield to bring peace at the conference table. It was also LBJ who started training and equipping the South Vietnamese to replace American units in combat. Under the Johnson program, however, the South Vietnamese were .given specialized training to meet the internal threat. LBJ intended to keep American troops on the main fighting fronts as long as North Vietnamese units stayed in the country. The South Vietnamese were trained merely to prevent an internal takeover after the North Vietnamese withdrew. President Nixon changed these orders. To hasten the day of American withdrawal, he directed that the South Viet- Bibie Verse THEREFORE will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. Isaiah 53:12 By Roger Bottea namese be readied to replace American troops on the line. They are now being trained to fight both Viet Cong guerrillas and North Vietnamese regulars. Conclusion: As Nixon and Thieu meet in the mid-Pacific to explore the paths toward peace, the prospects appear improved, but a final solution of the Vietnam war remains elusive. THIS COLUMN was in error last week in implying that the traditional separation between the Peace Corps and the CIA was being relaxed. The inference was based principally on the fact that Accion, founded by the new head of the Peace Corps, Joe Blatchford, in South America had received $50,000 from the Donner Foundation, a reported CIA conduit. We now find that there are two Donner Foundations and that the William H. Donner Foundation, which contributed to Accion, has never been a CIA conduit. We regret the error and further state that we are convinced the Peace Corps has no connection, direct or indirect, with the CIA. As we have noted in the past, the Peace Corps has done an outstanding job of bringing the idealism of young Americans to many foreign countries. It was one of the finest projects initiated by President Kennedy and we feel sure it will continue so under its new administrator. Bridge Tips By Oswald & James Jacoby NORTH 4>K J10765 ¥4 • 10865 + A4 WEST EAST 49832 V8753 4Q73 + Q2 V J 10 9 G 2 • J94 *J75 SOUTH (D) 4 A W AKQ • AK2 4 K 10 98 83 North-South vulnerable West North East South 24 Pass 2 4 Pass 3 4 Pass 3 4 Pass 3 N.T. Pass 4 N.T. Pass 5 4 Pass 5 N.T. Pass 6 4 Pass 6 N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V J The student looked over dummy with no enthusiasm. There was that nice spade suit but he held the singleton ace and there was only one entry to dummy. Finally the student decided to play to trick two. He cashed his ace of spades, entered dummy with the acs of diamonds and laid down the king of spades. The queen dropped and everything was roses. The student counted six spadss, three hearts, two diamonds and two clubs and claimed all the tricks. "Could I have done any better?" he asked the Professor. "You couldn't have made any more tricks but you could have played the hand a lot better," was the reply. "What would you have done if the queen of spades had not dropped?" "I'd have gone after clubs and hoped that the man who won the third club wouldn't have a spade." "Here is the correct play," said the Professor. "You want to make six and want to play as safely as you can to give yourself every chance. At trick two you cash your ace of spades. At trick three you play your eight of clubs and duck in dummy irrespective of what is played by West. You win whatever suit is returned, go over to dummy's ace of clubs and claim six if both opponents follow to that second club. If one shows out you can still lay down dummy's king of spades and hope to drop the queen." "Your play wouldn't have made seven, would it?" asked the student. "No," replied the Professor, "but I seem to recall that the contract was six." (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Q—The bidding has been: West North East South 7 You, South, hold: 42 VAKQJ874 +fi 4A1098 What do you bid? A—One heart. You don't have enough for a forcing two bid but are too stronp to pre-empt with four. TODAY'S QUESTION You do bid one heart and partner responds three diamonds. What do you do now? Answer Monday Enrich Your Vocabulary .NBA Feature. At fhe Zoo Amwer to Previous Puzile ACROSS 1 Lamb's mother 4 Belgian 8 Reptile house denizens 12 Unit of wire measurement. 57 Weight of 13 Greek god of war 14 Feminine appellation 15 Piscine zoo inmate 36 Division into two parts 18 Crocodile, for instance 20 Nautical 53 Cuckoo blackbirds 54 Small shield 55 Epic poetry 56 Carmine, crimson, scarlet, etc. India DOWN 1 Arab ruler 2 Spacious 3 Pachyderms 4 Gown of a religious EJEHJS HEJSEi ra§M TOR 333 5 Seed covering discord 6 Seal anew 26 Himalayan „„,.,.,..,,. 7 Compass point carnivore apparatus ( P l.) 8 Performed on 27 Wheeled TTnnrt frvtiA*- __ *_, , VCnlClCS 9 Smudge 37 Choice spirally 19 Malayan 33 Riches ungulate 38 Scopoline 23 Scholar (chcm.) 24 Speed contest 40 Moslems 25 Goddess o£ 21 Head cover 22 Footless animal 2-4 Harvest 26 Additional 27 Locomotive part 30 Thistlelike herb 32 Zoo mammal's coat 34 Lemonlike fruit 35 Hardened 38 Worm 37 False god 39 Algonquian Indian 40 Exclamation 41 Three times (tomb, form) 42 Cognizant 45 Breakfast foodstuff (pi.) 49 Queue for bread 51 Liquid measure (ab.) 52 Aquarium denizen 41 Lock of hair 42 French cleric 43 Enshroud 44 Go by aircraft •IGGeraint'swife 47 Openwork fabric w-.v, 77^ 29 English monk 48 Calumniate Without (Fr.) 31 Wound SOGibbon INntpapt iu Ann.)

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