The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on January 29, 1961 · Page 8
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Baalim »un S.unuay, January 29, |9&« Editorials Back Sports Stadium Bonds (EDITOR'S NOTE: The following editorial was written by Al Melinger, sporadic Sun Columnist, in defense of the proposed $22 million bond issue to finance a sports stadium in Houston. Al's columns appear on this page under the caption. "Sporadically.") A couple of nights ago news highlights of the Thirties flickered across the glass orb of our living room. Half of the film's time was usurped by a spot news report of the maritime hijacking of an ocean liner, one of the most dramatic incidents of this young year. This viewer must confess a sharper interest in the history. Certain!}" the anachronism of piracy on the high seas in this day of radar tracking devices crackles with news value. Ghostly voices from global vantage points unfolded the story as it even then was happening. Yet we twitched to get back to FDR. All Landon. Fritz Kuhn and the sit-down strikers. Suspense at sea was no match for those dead grey faces. Here was the livid hate of the maniac Hitler. here the big-chinned strutting of a dime-store Caesar as his bombardiers rained death on defenseless Ethiopia, here the icy thrust of a Japanese sword into the naked flesh of China. It was like yesterday's neighbor, loiiEr-buried but brought back by "the sudden flipping of the leaves of a high school annual. Yet more fascinating than the memories was contemplation of the * remarkable change in American attitudes in just three decades. In those days of lurching industrial strife, jobless millions and hunger in the land there were. few millionaires in public life. How many votes would a Rockefeller scion have received in the New York gubernatorial race of 1932? And can one imagine the Democrats of 1936 handing the presidential nomination to one of Joe Kennedy's boys? The mere mention of wealth brought automatic scorn and hatred etched deep into the grim faces of men whose children were hungry. It is an attitude which has changed but not dissolved. This week opponents of Tuesday's stadium bond issue published a newspaper advertisement, highlighting the fact that certain wealthy Houstonians are interested in the proposition. The effect of this tactic in this year of 1961 is questionable. In 1932 it would have "embalmed the program. Today people are kinder to millionaires. Like the whooping crane, they are harder to find. It will be interesting to watch the results of Tuesday's balloting. Will Harris County 'favor the mighty arena with its gleaming dome of plastic and aluminum whose mere prospectus has brought queries from Rome. London and Tokyo? Will the voters open the gate to big league athletics, to international conventions and "exhibits? Or will they, because of natural aversion to bond issues or through morbid and inherent distrust of successful men. scratch the proposition? There were those who fought the dredging of Houston's Ship Channel in 1912. They came within a few score votes of winning. They argued that it would onlv enrich a few millionaires. Analysis Of The News -By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON (AP'i — Prcsi- dr>V Kennedy, durinn the- cam- paicm. promised "action" if elected. So far the record shows he moant what hr said. In his first week in office he brain work on disnrnwmr-nt. had a hand in settling a strike, arted to help depressed areas and the Conco. moved in other directions, and may have helped in gcttina Russia 'to release two captured U.S. fliers. Diirinc the campaign, Oct. To. Vic said: "We must let Mr. Khrushchev know WP are permitting no expansion of his foothold in our hemisphere." He let Khrushchev know it Jan. 20 the day he became President, in his inaugural address: "Let all our (Latin American) neipl'bors know we sh.ill join with them to oppose a.^ression or subversion anvwhere in the Americas." But during the campaign. Oct. 7. he also said: "In my jiiftament xve should follow the advice of Theodore Roosevelt: Be strong . . . and speak softly." Although he stiff-armed Khrushchev in the inniiirura! talk, hr didn't rouc:h him up. talked of cooperation and becinninc "anew." This was fairly soft talk. Khrushchev seemed to respond: He released tv.'o captured Amcri- c.-jn fliers, only survivors of the RB47 plane shot down last July 1 by a Russian fiphter. In turn, Kennedy said he was oontinuinc: the ban on U.S. spy flight over Russia. Kennedy said Oct. 12: "We must use our surpluses and our technology to meet the critical African need for food." Ho followed through at his first news conference, Jan. 26, with this: "The United States government has decided to increase substantially its contribution toward relieving fnmine in the Congo." On S«">1. 19 Kennedy, critical of the Tfift-Hartley Act's labor- strike iniunction. its main strik* 1 settlinc: instrument, said: "Whv should we he armed only with the power to enjoin later when, there is a whole arsenal of other weapons available . . . including mediation." On Jan. 21. the day after being sworn in. Kennedy agreed to have his new secretary of labor. Arthur Goldberg, go to New York to try to settle a two-week old damaging harbor strike. It was settled over the weekend. On Oct. 5, Kennedy said: "We must get moving on the problem of depressed areas." On Jan. 21. the day after becoming President. Kennedy in his lir«t executive order started carrying out this campaign pledtre hy directing increased distribution of free food to needy families in de- pr^s-sfd areas. During the campaign Kennedy promised a code of ethics lor government employes. Two days after taking office he appointed three law professors to advise him on ethics and conflict of interests in government. On Sept. 10 he said peace "requires an America that is plan(See MARLOW. Page 10) HE THAT findoth his life shall los<> it: and hr that lospth his life for my sake shall find it Matthew 10:39 Published afternoons. Monday through Friday, and Sundays b\ The Baytown Sun. Inc. at Pearce and Ashbel in Baytown, Texas. Fred Hartman Editor and Publisher Jim Boooe Business Manager Preston Pendergrass Managing Editor Beul&h Mac Jackson Office Manager J. T. Bowling Circulation Manager ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT John Wadtey Manager Paul Putman Retail Manager Corrif Lnughlin National Manager Sun's Houston Telephone Number, CA 8-2643. Repnwented Nationally By Ton* Newspaper Representatives, Inc. P. 0. Box 308. Baytown. Subscription Rates ty CMTfer fl 45 per Month - $17.40 per Year Midi ntn on request H meant eta matter at the Sftytown, Texas, Port Offlc* mrter tie An of Congren of March 3, 1979. OT THK AffiOCIATOT> PKEM to th« nw (nt r»ptm!le*twn «f a iMt p*p«r HERE TODAY, GOXE TOMORROW! Drew Pearson Says- WASHINGTON — Congressman Dante Fascell of Miami, Fla., has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives providing for a "Fre University of Cuba." using exiled professors from the University of Havana now working as waiters and bus boys in Florida. Simultaneously. Sen. Karl Mundt of South Dakota is working on a similar resolution in the Senate. Mundt is a Republican from the Northwest. Fascell a Democrat from the South. Both agree, however, that, regardless of politics or geographic location, the United States should combat Castroism, not by name - calling, but by setting an example of intellectual and scholastic freedom as does not exist in Cuba today. They also believe that a Free University Of Cuba might pave the way for a subsequent "University of the Americas" for both North and South American students. North and South American professors. Congressman Fascell's resolution slates that "There has long been a bond of friendship between the people of Cuba and the people of the United States dating from the years when the American people did battle for Cuba's freedom." He points ri ut that "These bonds of friendship between the peoples of the two countries continue despite the unsuccessful efforts of a current dictatorship to stir up suspicion and hate between them." Congressman Kasn:-!' w-ru on to point out that among the Cuban guests in the Unite d States "Are many whose education has been interrupted, and many professors from the once Fro University of Havana who have f]< d which have replaced the once sovereign right of the university to teach and maintain the ha id- won freedoms of the Cuban patriot, San Marti." He proposes, therefore, that pres ident Kennedy be authorised under the U. S. Information and Exchange Act and his contingency fund, to act immediately toward establishing a "Free University of Cuba." KENNEDY ADVISERS remain suspicious that the long and effective arm of the Rockefeller family reached into fhc Kennedy Cabinet to spike any political build-up for Franklin D. Roose.- velt Jr., to run for Governor of New York. Hero is whuf happened behind the scvres which leads jo the suspicion: When Kennedy asked R/>1>>:-! S. McNamara. president of Font, 10 become Secretary of l>;?<-;is: ho to;d him he had made no cym- miiments for assistant seep ;aric.s of defense and other subordiratcs ill the Defense I>.'p:ir!inon. thoimh he (iid have one very strung personal recommendation — that of FDR Jr., to be Secretary of the Navy. McNamaivi leit for I Wir.jt for the weekend K> think i!v m;uier over. Kr:ii!Mly a^vi^crs JVM hear that il-irir.L.' the uvkond, D.-.vid Rockefeller, prr.-ident of Chase Manhattan Hank and brr.iher of Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, phoned Henry Ford II advising that under no circumstances should FrankJin Rimsevelt Jr.. be marie Secretary of the Nav\. since, it would sivr him a build-up to run for uoverti'ir. The rVijrj ufi'j<v in Detroit emphatically denies that any Mich thine happened. When Mc.V-'iiiiata reported Iwk to the President - Elect on the following Monday, he said he must have an absolutely free hand in appointing his subordinates and he would not take Roosevelt. "My God." replied Kennedy. "You don't even know the man." McNamara then agreed to see Rooseveit and phoned him. saying he would like to come and see him. "I'll come and sec- you." replied Roosevelt. "No. I don't have any office. ' replied the new Secretary ol Defense. "I'll come and s< e you." The two then had a long and friendly talk. .McNamara asked specifically about FDR's view i,n un'.iic'.":tion and better cooperation between the Navy and oihrr branches of the services. Ko»sc- vclt said he Mieved in cooperation, hut also in a certain amount '.'!" rivalry. He gave as an illustration. Genera! Motors. .v!f;;'h .although one over-all company, erv "iir,v..vd rivalry among :be < \e> iii.ivs producing its di-f'T-:nt cars, lie frit there" should be a certain amount of rivalry between the armed" serv.'ecs (oo. Try and Stop Me By BENNETT CERF T?UTURE CANDIDATES for office should bear in mind -T this reminiscence of Senator Karl Mundt, of South Dakota: '1 once was told at a rally that my allotted time 13 speak was' exactly five minutes. I began, 'If I speak more than five minutes, I hope you will vote for my opponent and that he will \vm the election.' I did, and they did, and he did." «• * * "Every clean-cut American girl." maintains Mitch Miller, "plans sonic day to be a model wife to some man—if he'll only stop counting' his millions long enough to ask her." » * * Epitaph for a philanthropist: "He gave to this, he gave to that, Htf headed all alarms. Then one fine day he got fed up And said, 'Farewell to alms.' " TODAY'S GRAB BAG THI ANSWIR, QUICK1 3. What Scottiib king was an able poet? 2. What itate la represented by Sen. Thomas J. Dodd? 3. When was the Federal Re* •erve «y«tem established? 4. What it the meaning of the name, David? 6. What it kumiss? YOUR HITUKE Social mod 4ome*t!o affair* •roaper. Today's child will be afemr< **« ambitions. For Suday, /an. 29: Sncces* •wn«a through * lucky hunch. Today's cUM win be persistent. HAW MRTMDAY To pfofttet Artwr 5«Wn«fefn md t wiM tctentist Jean Picard. On AwMtay, /a*, is: To Sydney Chapman, mathematician **4ffaophy*icitt; Victor Mature, 9Ctor, and Adolf SerJe, lawyer FOLK OF FAME-GUESS THE NAME tote ta 1871 tbe •aptsn* Parti to UK I: 1—First prime minister of a newly independent African nation is this man. Born there 48 years ago, he finished his education at the London University Institute of Education and returned to teach in his native land, Nigeria, After ex* perience ta a headmaster he became education officer of the emirate of BauchL In 1946 he entered politics as & member of his region's assem- Ny. A few years later he wa* minister of works for the whole country, then minister of transport In 1957 be became his country's first prime minister. Who la he? 2—Another leader of a newly emerged African Independent state is this man. He was born 4« years ago in Bamako, the! capital of French Sudan, to a' By NAN JONES Central Press Writer family which had ruled in West Africa in the Middle Ages. Educated in Africa, he taught after graduation. He entered politics after World War IT, when African territories were allowed to elect representatives to the French Assembly. In 1958, when the French Sudan became the self- governing Sudanese Republic, he became its chief executive. Since 1.959 he has also Been president of the Mali Federation of states which declared their full independence last year. Who is he? (Names at bottom of column) WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE FERVID — (FUR-vid) — ad. jective; burning or glowing; heated or vehement in spirit Origin: Latin— fen idus, burn- Ing. IT'S IEEN SAID Trtfce nway the sward; states can be saved without it; bring the pen! — Edward Ocorgc Bui- HOWD YOU MAKI OUT? 1. James I, 2. Connecticut. 3. In 1913. 4. "Beloved." 5. Fermented camel's or mare'H milk, drank by Asiatic nomads. Assignment: Washington By KAU'll de TOLKUAXO WASHINGTON — Speaker Sam Kaybiirn may recoup some of his P'.vstij;i? when the House lakes up his [>hn to pack the Rules Committee. By postponing the vote, however, he showed thai he could no -oncer bring the Hous t - to heel merely hy snapping his fingers. OuiLUVs.smen who spoke of '"Mr. San;'' wjiii some awe just ;i few days ago are now openly speculating on the possibility" of permanent revolt against his one- man control. Ironically, the issue that brought Speaker Kay burn low is a complete sham — a hoax created to ''explain" why this piece of legislation or that had failed of pas- sago in the last Congress. It was easy for the Democrats to blamo it all on the House Rules Committee. particularly since most Americans knew- very little about the way in which Congress operates. But it also generated a demand for legislative reform which is now embarrassing left, right, and center in both parties. The basic function of the House R.ulcs Committee is to act as traffic cop on legislation. A congressman introduces a bill. It is referred to the appropriate committee for study, hearings, and approval. Many bills die at this point, for the Committee in question may never schedule action, or may vote its disapproval. Once a bill has cleared this hurdle, it goes to the Rules Committee. On a number of occasions, the Rules Com mi tec has refused to allow a bill to reach the floor. On others, it has given bills a stringent "rule" — allowing very limited debate or no amendment from the floor. These powers of the Rules Committee may be called "dictatorial."' But is is a fact that the Committee seldom holds up any piece of legislation which has strong support among (he members "of the House. This would make little sense, for a bill bottled up in the Rules Committee can alwa'ys be discharged by a simple majority of the House. But the existence of the Rules Committee has been very comforting for Congressmen of both parties. They arc under pressure from various special interest groups to support this measure or that. To refuse may mean death at the polls, even though the bill in question is repugnant to them. It is so much easier to tell the voters Iwk home, "I did what I could, but the Rules Commitce never let the bill come to the floor." If this sounds somewhat exaggerated, history proves it. to be true. The Sist Congress MD19-.V!> deprived the Rules Committee ot its so - culled dictatorial powers. It granted the chairmen of other committees the right after twenty - one days to call to the floor for deK-itp any bill blocked by ihe Rules Committee. During those two years, this right was exercised exactly eight times, and the S'i'nd Congress rrturnt'l to the ol. I procedure. B'ilh Speaker Rayburn and Ihe House of Representatives know' that if there are enough votes 'o pass federal aid to education, civil rights, nirdir-al care for lh<* a^od under Social Security — or any olher of the Kennedy administration's "miist" bills, then thne are enough vot"S to furce 'lie hand of she Rules Committee. The reason the Kennedy Administration has made siu'h a big issue of "lilierali/.mi:'' the Rules Com- imtli'-e by packing it \\ilh more subs, rvient members is this: it feels that once il can get the less acceptable parts of its program before the House, it can mobili/.e pressure to suing reluctant Congressmen into line. This pressure takes the form of lobbying, mail campaigns, and the cat rot of patronage. The House of Representatives is aware of this, too, which is why it has rebelled so violently against Mr. S-'im's efforts to pack the Rules Committee. An astute politician and a master political technician, ihe speaker knew from the start that the fight, over ihe Rules Committee would rouse the members and re-knit the Republican - Southern Democratic coalition. He moved reluctantly, and after considerable persuasion from the new administration. He might have Ind his \vay last Thursday. when Ih' 1 vote on the packing pln» was to have come up for a vote, bill for a single miscalculation: he thought Republican Minority Leader Charles Hat- Icy k would support him. Despite a great show of independence. Mr, Halleck has fallen increasingly under Spc-ak'T Rayburn's influence, llioimh he has not yet reached the state of total supineness exhibited by his predecessor in the Minority Leadership Post, Rep. Josenh Martin .lr, of Massachusetts. Mrs. Halleck was ready to throw Republican strength behind the "librrali- zing" proposal, which would have clinched the matter. Havoc Refgns At Bank Overtime Clock DOWNEY, Calif. (API-Money locked up at a Rank of America branch on Firestone Boulevard has been so safe for the past two days that nobody could get at it— not even the bank. The problem \va.s the bank's vault, and also the bank's fault. When a hank officer closed the vail!' for Ihe day 1, Monday, he set the time ]o<"k to open in 6'2 hours. i:isle;id of 14. The bank opened as usual Tuesday, bu! the vault, didn't. Same thing Wednesday. Money was imported from n drive-in bank branch down the street to keep business going until today— when the vault was to surrender its legal tender. id You Know? The sloth can liirn its head completely around without moving it.« body.' How Do You Stand? J1V BAHRY GOLDWATER U.S. Senator, Ariz. WASHINGTON — Since the inception of this column more than a year ago, I have been privileged to receive Ihrnisands of letters from thoughtful readers offering encouragement, advice and sometimes critical comment. Following the Presidential election of h%(), ihe weekly volume of mail from this column has more than tripled. It has, I must confess, outstripped my ability within the limit o( time available for this effort to answer these thoughtful letters in the detail they 'deserve. Recently I asked my staff to anuly/e one week's mail. There were ninety-five letters from ten states. The letters covered a variety of subjects and reflected many individual opinions. Ninety of them were favorable for the return of conservative constitutional government — five were sharply critical. Many of Ihe writers asked, "What can we do to help establish conservative principles as the guidelines for national policy?" These offers of support for the conservative faith are tremendously encouraging. To my mind, Ihe real significance is not to be found in the fact that ninety-five people in one week would respond to a single conservative voice. The important thing is that ninety-five citizens across this land are sufficiently concerned about the course of government to write a letter as the first indication of their willingness to take action. In my opinion, it is time for the American citizen to get out of the bleachers and down on the playing field; to become actively engaged in the political functions of our society. This is an individual personal responsibility which cannot be adequately discharged by serondary participation. There is nothing mysterious about political parties, or a tout elections, or candidates, or any of the functions described generally as government. I suspect that all too frequently the individual feels insignificant and unimportant when confronted with the idea that almost seventy million Americans participated in (h" last national election. The size of the vote garnered by both major political parties is very apt to make the individual believe mat his participation will never really affect the outcome. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Political parlies originate and draw their vitality from precinct • legislative district, county and .state organizations. And generally speaking, it is these party mom- tors who by their active participation influence party decisions and political actions. When bad policy is established, when disreputable people gain party control, it is only because the good citizens through indifference have abdicated the right to make the party decisions. Anyone who is truly concerned alKiut the future of this Republic should resolve now to become active in the political party which most nearly satisfied his aspirations. Both political parties are hungry for adequate workers and except where little power-hungry cliques are eager to retain control, newcomers will be welcomed as block workers, as candidates for precinct cornmitteemen and after a little experience, as county and slate chairmen. In my home state there arc only about one thousand precinct cornmitteemen. This thousand elects the delegates to the county convention. And the county convention elects the delegates to the state convention. And these two conventions establish the policy and philosophy of the party in Arizona. In the course of our history, political parties have served this nation well. The excellence of their seivice is a reflection of the excellence of the ability of individuals who have given their time and their talent to their party. 1 have often commented that when we organize the Community Chest Drive to serve the ornmu- nity needs, or when we organize the fund drive for our church, or when we gather together in service clubs, we invariably enlist the '.'first string." U'e attract citizens of accomplishment and ability and integrity. Political parties stand in desperate need of this same high-type citizen support. When the ablest Americans, men and women ot ability and integrity, assume posts of responsibility in America's political parties, the quality of American government must necessarily be improvrri. How do you stand, sir? Know Your Bridge •By B. JAY BECKER VQ875 4KQ874 482 EAST AQ742 South diMier. Ksust-West vulnerable. 7VORTH WEST AJ9S53 4 fi 2 4 A53 + S54 J.K103 SOUTH 4 AK VK93 4. j 308 •4.AQJ76 The bidding: South Wost North Kast 1 4i Pass 1 4 Pass INT Pass .INT Opening lead -five of spades. When the declarer has two long suits to establish, he may be faced with a choice of which of the two to nttark. Sometimes, however, hf can Operate jointly en both suits. West opened n spnde and South won the que>?ri with the kmp. Declarer led thr jack of diamonds and "Wost played the six to start a high-low .sipnal and thus indicate to East that he had started with a doubleton. When dummy played low. Enst did also, and \vhcn South Jed another diamond to the qurr-n, \V«vt playing- the deuce, Enst properly duokcd, since he kr.p-.v by West's plays that declarer had started with three diamonds. There was now no point t« continuing 1 with diamonds, so declarer led a club and finessed* : When the queen held, South con. ! tinned with the ace and another i club. Enst took the king 1 and returned a spade, which establish* cd West's long suit. It was the end of the Una tof South. All he could do was cask two clubs to bring- himself to eijrht tricks. So he went down one. The idea of trying- to wt oj> dummy's diamonds w*» ccf»- j taSnly fine, but declarer ahoulA ! have combined with It a stoilai' j operation on the club suit, H* missed the opportunity of working: on both suits simultaneous* iy- What South should have don* was overtake the jack ot diamonds with the queen the first time the. suit was led. East would presumably have refused the queen and declarer could j now finesse the club and con* tinuc, say, with the ten ol diamonds, "overtaking with lh» king. East's best play would bo ta refuse the king—declarer make* clnven tricks if he takes it. South now takes another clul» finesse nnj is then in position j to score ten tricks, consisting of ! two spades, a heart, two diar j monds and five cluba. | The key play of overtaking i the jack of diamonds permits ' South to alternate the attack in j two suits. The defense is ren« i dcred hejplcss by the double a* jsault Dail ACROSS 3. Petty quarrel 5. Roof timber 11. Old Irish capital 12. Dav.-n of day 13. Indigo 24. Exchanges 15. Milan opera house 17. Girl's nickr.ame 1 18. Needle aperture 1 19. Afternoon 2 caller 2 22. Clamor 23. Fido's tidbit 24. Celerity 27. Bullet sounds 28. German river 29. Hawaiian birds 30. Kind of bat 32. Wet earth 35. Neuter pronoun 36. A fertilizer 38. Essence 41. Species of pier 42. Sundial style 43. German canal 44. Most painful 41 Spears of corn DOWN t Not fresh 2. Ph isl •3. st «.Fr ch 1 Pa lac 6. Su em 7.Fr 3.01 fot 9. So O.Ob tio G, Gr X\V; l.W i " (5 IS 10 ^ " Ji J<J y Crossv KING FEATUR! ilippine 22. Pro- find found imlup 24. Bank, ench. ac- ilk counts rt of rope 25. Spanis der (var.) weed btle 20>. Tree anations 27. LK>ng- iar's title fellow, 5 weight for one • wool 29. The on East litera- 31. Seta of ns nesUd cedy boxes idingbird 32. Craze sight 33. Speak 2. % "** 3 ^ Jfc % ^ % % % % /// '* 11 % 31 '* S IX 14 % U yard ~ < 1 * i (Jai fc ^ % '//. //< -i3Bi i^f^M:A v ; ;-,i,\ifJN] L£iTiif;Jll YeiUrday 34. Ar 37. Ga 39. Hi 3.) en 40. Ja ap 7 ^ 10 " % " 41 4i ft "% 11 %^ 32 ill Si '• portions rden tool gh, iggy hill panese ricot •i <7 % jj 10 % 34

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