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Freeport, Texas
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Monday, January 9, 1961
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BISHOP: Reporter THEY'RE GIVEN JUST ONE ERROR Part One—The Crash We were guessing. The four cf us sat beside the pool having lunch. We sipped iced tea .ind watched t n e f o u n sst?rs make spread- eagle splashes in the bl'io water and we tried to figure how two b i (; p lanes could meet in a snow i flurry o v n rj Staten Island! and kill 131* people. A covey BISHOP of witless sea birds came down out of the sky at Key Biscayne and landed on the beach without touching each other. They had no instruments, no navigational aids, no one on ihe ground to talk them down the correct approach. How did each sea bird know, in close quarters, which way the others were going to turn? I went back to my croam cheese and jelly on rye. George Tamalis looked at a flight map of the Now York area and shook his head. He is a serious man. He is Flight Operations Inspector foi the Federal Aviation Agency. He has brown eyes which do not laugh. His business is safety. It does no good to tell him that there are ten thousand tak«offs and landings of big planes every day in the United States, he knows that. It brings no small smile to his ask him tc add all the days between plane accidents and multiply them by ten thousand to find how safe the airlines are. He was listening to Lewis Dymond, a man whose hair -in] speech arc cut short. Dyniond is 1 vice president of Operations nrd Maintenance at National A i r Lines. He was saying that no'.e Washington Scene of us, 1500 miles from the scene of the accident, could do more than state the known /acts noout the two planes, and then guess. The third man was Sam Stotn, Chief Pilot at National, one of the few in America who is qualiHed to fly the 707 jet and the DCS jet. He is big and dark with eyes like radomes and he went ov^r the flight charts several times and gave it up. I was the fourth man at the luncheon. I knew the least. Since 1929, I have been flying as a passenger. I have sat behind pile's in Curtiss Condors, B-38's, B-47's, 707 Jets, D-S's, Keystone Bombers, and in front of piolts of old OX 5's and 9's. Ever hear of a B-34's? I flew in those too and in the F-94 Starfire. All of whi:h qualifies me for nothing. I can't fly a kite. Still, the four of use were agreed on several factors. One is that the skies over continental U.S. are crowded. I made a run from Ne.v York to Los Angeles on an American Air Lines jet last summer in air so clear that the hills of New Mexico 5 miles below looked like a cracked devil's food cake. Yet wo had two warnings from the ground that aircraft were approaching us at high speed. The flying sky comes in layers. Altogether, there are about 40 usable layers, each 1,000 feet apart. Theoretically, ground control coulil have 40 planes using the same piece of sky and, if properly directed, each would be in a different layer. If this is true, then why do we have wr accidents? Why isn't flying 100 per cent sale? Human error is one factor. The .voman who steps off the euro .vithout seeing the approaching taxicab isn't trying to be killed. She made a mistake. Pilots iiave no wings of their own. They loo make mistakes, but they make fewer of them because they are in n business where each customer is permitted only one srror. Machines fail too. The Lockheed Electra, which is my notion of the finest propeller-driven aircraft ever made, had a weakness in the wing. The weakness would not show at high speed, but it would in heavy turbulence, fhc weakness is being eliminated, hit all wings and allmgines can fail, just as the woman's foot betrayed her at the curb. The job of the FAA, under General Pete Quesafla, has been to make the machines and the mnn as near perfect as possible. He is no fan of mine, but he and his men have done such a conscientious job that most pilots and newspapermen grind their teeth when FAA is mentioned. Flight crews today do not fry planes. They go where they «ro told, when they are told, at a.ti- tudes given to them by men rn the ground they have never met. Their flight charts have the vaguest resemblance to r e n 1 maps. They are criss-crossed wih imaginary boulevards and look like panes of glass after being hit by a baseball. The pilots and crews of the DC- 8 and the Constellation that mot over Staten Island were using these charts. There are nine main approaches to Idlewild and seven others leading to LaGuardia Airport. Radar crews had boih planes on radarscopes. What happened? Around the luncheon table—just guessing—v,e figured tba; the fault may lie in a little automatic radio beam at Colt's Neck, New Jersey. T!ie FAA will publish the facts in time, but that little radio beim could have double-crossed the pilot of the jet ... (This is the first in a series of two articles. The next one will be published in a few days.) THEY'LL NEED REPORTERS By GEORGE DKON WASHINGTON — I returned from a joyous holiday vacation to find a considerable number of Washington correspondents 1 joking forward lo an unhappy N.?W Year. They see glum days ahead because the incoming President of the United States has tlireat- encd their acting careers wiih stultification. President-elect John F. Kennedy has advised press secretary Pierre Salinger he is determined to employ every means short of smothering with a pillow to discourage the actors, publicity-seekers and pitchmen of both sexes at White House news conferences. Mr. Kennedy had a session a couple of nights ago with Salinger and associate press secretaty ESTABLISHED 1912 JAMES S. NASOHS PUBLISHES GLENN HEATH .'. .'. .; *.. . ;, Js'.— DEBITOR* JOHN F. GHEEN BUSINESS MANAGER GEORGE BEACOM Advertising Manager ROBERTA DANSBY Managing Ediior LeROY BYHD Women's Editor MORRIS FREEMAN Mechanical Superintendent E. E. (Tex) HENDRIX Circulation Manager BERNICE ELDER Office Manager Published daily and Sunday cxcepi Salurday by Review Pub. lishers. Inc.. 307 E. Park Ave., Freepoit, Texas. James S. Nabors, President. Classified advertising department open 8 a.m. to 12 noon Saturdays, closed Sundays: lo place, cancel or correct classified advertising, call BE 3-2611. World wide news coverage by Ths Associated Press. Member of Texas Daily Press Association, Texas Press Association. Represented nationally by Texas Newspaper Repr»- "f^"" 5 ' Inc ". p - O. Box 308. Baytown, Texas; Houston CA 8-2643. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By cameir. Daily and Sundav. S1.40 per month; Daily only. 51.15 per month. Mail rates upon request. All mail subscription rales in advance. Entered as seccnd class matter March 21, 1952. at the Free. port, Texas Post Office, under the Act of Congieu of Si 1870. South dealer. Both aides vulnerable. NORTH WEST 4A935 ¥3 #J109i VKJ75 • 1063 *KQ3 EAST 4QJ10 V92 4874 *A8762 SOUTH VAQ10864 • AKQ The bidding: South West North I O tasa 2 V East Pass Opening lead— jack of clubs. Aa a defender, you have to view with suspicion any unusual play mads by declarer. Here Is a case where South mode a good play and East did not find the counierstroke to nullify it, The bidding 1 followed normal lines when North raised the opening- bid of one heart to two, and Souiii, , 18 blgb-card , g-card points and a Eix-card unit, went <UrectIy to game. West led the jack of clubs and Declarer saw that there was a aca of shades. So Instead of making the normal play of covering- the jack with we queen, he played the three (Q 1981, King Feature* Syndicate. 1 from dummy. East allowed the jack to hold the trick and West continued with, a club. The queen forced the ace, establishing the king as a trick, and declarer ruffed. South then cashed the A-K £f.hearts, discarded a spade on the king" of clubs, and later lost two spade tricks to make four hearts. It would not have mattered if West had shifted to another suit at trick two. Declarer could have built up the club trick himself, and the end result Would have been the same. East should have realized that the unusual play by declarer of ducking- the jack of clubs was not simply an, act of generosity on South'a part He should have assumed that declarer was afraid that East would win. tha aca and make a damaging return. East should therefore have overtaken the jack with the ace and shifted to the queen of spades as the oae hope of defeating the contract. It was Inconceivable that South would duck the jack with any holding other than a singleton club. The duck indicated clearly that South, had a weak spot which he did not want East to exploit. East should have reasoned that if it was good for South not to have East on lead, then it was bod for East not to take the lead. He. should hava acted accordingly. Andy Hatcher at which he declared the days of creation an? over. He said he will create no more monsters whose leaping an.J yelling are aimed at personal O'il- lyhoo rather than the urge to ask a question that needs answering. Many people have asked ma during the last eight years why President Eisenhower invariably recognized people he knew h^d nothing in mind except to aggrandize themselves or work in a *j£. PtaS for their publication. =THS5<-3Hquired why he toleratod sectionalists who tried to endear themselves to the subscribers of a crossroads weekly by asking when he proposed to build a new culvert under the road leading out of Pietown, N.M. Their concern was understandable because some of the questions asked Ike were unbeiieva- ., jile. ; Before starting this column —Xtgranbed "P a pile of transcripts ""provided by Eisenhower press secretary James C. Hagerty and opened at random somewhere near the middle. It was the news conference of Wednesday, April 16, 1958, ind included this typical exchange: "Sir, some of the congressman on Capitol Hill are filled with wonderment as to why you have been so energetic in fighting tms community facilities bill vA.?n they point out that, unlike the rv- ers and harbors bill, it would provide immediate help, and 10 many cities that need a small public works, and one of the congressmen, Congressman James Wright of Texas offered to say, 1| you would be so kind as tone suggested leave off some of your golf and go out and vis.t some of the small cities, you would see this great need. "The President: I don't know who the congressman is, but I'U tell you this: I have probably—I have visited many, many nvjre small towns, villages, and farms than he has." This was probably true, because the chances are Rep. Wright ' hasn't visited too many snnii towns, villages and farms 'n Ai- ghanistan, nor been disinvited lo as many in Russia and lapan. But I would now, at long last, like to answer the questions as to why I think Ike tolerated this. My idea is that he did it for two principal reaspns: 1. It made him look good; 2. It gave him time to think. When he smiled benignly »:ij answered a dumb question >-.e projected the televized picture jf a patient and long-suffering nvn. I have it on positive aulhuri'.y that Kennedy isn't even going 10 make a try at being patient ,ui.1 long-suffering. When asked a ict.l question he's going to bare n:s teeth, but not in a smile. His .-<n- swer is going to be biting. Kennedy has no necessity tu invoke Ike's reason No. 2. The incoming President doesn't need time to think. Eisenhower jm-e told us he might think of something Vice President Nixon lad contributed U given a week. Kennedy won't need a week to thin* of something contributed by V;<a President Johnson. The proposed curb on a newspaperman advertising his identity threatens to change the cast of characters at White House news conferences. THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS BMOttAL PAGE Page 4 Srazoaport and Brazoria Coiint^TexaaTMonirJan'uary~9,' 1961 UNDER TWO FLAGS Letters To The Editor FINDS 'SOFTEN UP' LINE IN FILM To The Facts: Do we' allow the Brazosport folk to be led like sheep through the fertile fields of Communist , "softening up" propaganda? We might hope not But the current '•showing at the Velasco Theit?r of "Inherit the Wind" is a product of. Hollywood's black-listed men. In spite of the fact that their Communist "learnings" fas in recent days again come before the .public, a local citizen, who if anyone should know the case, ha "should, is willing to go .iloiig with-them. He is willing to s-j\ us these Communistically sympathetic ideas for personal #un. It may be that Cuba ,s not enough. Perhaps he will awake to the Communist line when not % miles but only the Rio GranJev separates us from a Communist controlled country. Gerald Orsini, C.S.D. Freeport The World Today ONE SHADOWY, OTHER SPEECHLESS By JAMES MARLOW Associated Press Xew» Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) — This .'s that shadowy time when the ju'- going president's statements 'ook more like historic documents than words which have to be acted r.n and the incoming president 5s speechless until he takes office. Yet, no matter what either man thinks or says—President £isen- hower or President-elect Kennedy —the future is going to be shaped by events abroad perhaps mo t ? surely than anything they coui.1 do at home. Before Kennedy assumes office Jan. 20 Kisenhower must sen-) Congress his State of The Uni^n message, his budget message and finally his economic report. But Congress is run by Democrats. Kennedy has ideas of his own. Eisenhower's State of Ine Union message will be dutifully read but not acted on. Because this is so, Eisenhower may av ud suggestions and just review lis eight years. Within a few weeks after Eisenhower departs Kennedy will probably send Congress his own Sla e ot The Union message, just as Kisenhower did alter taking .ivci from President Truman in I'&t. Eisenhower didn't follow up l'n> man's budget message with jne ol Hal Bov/e his own—it's too complicated to he put together in days or weeks— but quickly ordered his government agency heads to keep spending below Truman's figures. ' Kennedy, who has shown less rigidity than Eisenhower in money matters, isn't expected to he as tight as his predecessor. But the Eisenhower budget figuras won't be forgotten as soon is the State of The Union message: They'll serve as a yardstick far Kennedy's critics to measure him any time his programs get more' expensive than what Eisenhower had in mind This may make Kennedy a little self-conscious. It will' not necessarily deter him. As for Eisenhower's economic report—Kennedy has argued the rate of economic growth und^r Eisenhower has been too little. He doesn't have to send this land of report to Congress in his first year. His ideas will unfold as he goes along, so, in the sense that Eisenhower's two messages and his report will be read but not uctH on, his remaining White Housi days are a shadowy lime, l^nt there's another area ol shaclov, too. Eisenhower, like any president with a coniri'rn for the country md a sense of fairness, must be re- luclant to launch the United Statos in a course of action on foreign ' affairs which will bind Kennedy to follow it because of its deep commitment. It can be assumed, therefore, that Eisenhower thought it absv lutely necessary to break off diplomatic relations with Cuba before Kennedy came in. Kennedy isn't apt to complain. But if Eisenhower got the liniM • States involved in shooting .n Laos, Kennedy could hardly pull American forces out. Eisenhower has been hesitant ibout .taking drastic steps in Laos. Still, in the remaining 15 .lays before Kennedy is. sworn in, i .a>j may become so explosive that Eisenhower will feel compelled lq act in a way which Kennedy In'er could not repudiate or abandon, But Kennedy is coming into 1.1- fice at a time ot revolution and increasing turmoil around tna earth. His ideas and Eisenhower n on what this country should t» doing may be rendered obso;o'.e before the year is out. Then any present differences i.a- tween Kennedy and Elsonliowt.'— on defease, spending, foreign «.d and entanglements—will seem ,' i;iy by comparison with the efforts 'thii country will be forced to make lo combat communism and trouo'e. ONE CAN LICK HA WAFUL TENSION NEW YOP" (API-Tension is an annoyai .o the housewife and office worker, but in the 'ay- paced world ol show business it is a daily problem in survival. How do entertainment stars whip tension? Glamorous Mary Healy has wr own secret way—one which bhe feels will work for you as well as it does for her. "Practically everyone today lives at the jerky tempo of a speeded up old silent movie," a)'» said. "Everyone has frustrations, no matter what his job—but vnu have to learn to quit fighting them all the time while you're awake, and letting them give you nignt- mares while you sleep. "Take a few minutes every iny to yourself. Take time out for 'un. No matter how busy your oUy, find time to commune with y,ui- self. "If you're going somewhere, don't drive the cab. Don't fly tlie "Force yourself to let go. H'-lax completely—physically and mentally. "Let everything go. Drain your veins of go. "It's hard to do. You have to practice." Mary insists her system will work for anyone. "If you can, take a walk or sit where it Is lonely and quiet,' she advised. "But even In a '.-row-lcd noisy place you can find a personal peace if you learn >o M go deliberately of every tension of mind and body for five .n:n- utes. "You'll snap back feeling better. "It sounds like mere words. l/Jt you can put it into action if you try." Her theory finds living proof m Mary herself. After 2 years of stardom in movies, radio anl night clubs, she is still as slender and fresh-faced as the day ibe quit a secretary's job in New Jr- teans to go to HollywKxI. She and her husband. Peier Lind Hayes, are currently tia- turcd in an NBC-TV series. A'lion the series ends, Mary >vuits either to do one more Broa-lwiiy show of retire as a performer. "I've been woking since I ,v n a kid," «he raid. "And I'm -it, lonKer starry-eyed." She'd like lo spend more tuna at home with the children Mike, 11, and Cathy, 9. "Your children can teach yo'i a groat deal, if you'll jusl let them." the said. "My son, Mike, for example, wants to be un ustropiiysi.-i,'.. Afiking him questions has -jivcn me a whole new Interest in nu'i-t spaix-. "He makes Ihu Uars /»,vin, nearer lo me—and the moon. no. The moon used To be to me only a rhyme word in songs I saug in niuht dubs." cnAHNF.r. 2 Krnc-'rv flHANNW. KI'IIT-TV ONJ*V 11 Kitor'fV HTim-TV f '13 4:00 6J toonry 'fann |0 Karly Stow -• 'I' Sm-Rrim's Kill!-," Ivmi Hniislmi (0 Amovlrnn niiiuWnml V:IO O I'''"!'! 1 ''" <'li" ll ' << n-.OO (0 Klflrlk'ft Pnrly '|S:IO O Snn i'mnrUm Itrnl "fi:lrt B) Piinny "''<" "H:.10 (n News, S|xuN Woody \Vnc-i1podirr n:in 0 Almnimr Nr»sn-r| _ Huiilti>y-1»rlnklr.v Scope DOUR Kthvanis. Nrw«_ *~~" MONDAY KVKNIMI "O.'flfl 0 »»'», S|M>rli O BtoloRy Nil ID Whlrlyblnls ffi Ndws, Tiny Connwn< Con- (n (f) 0 O S " (1:1.1 10 Wcnllicr, Sports, rnvny Comments ~B :30 Q II I v c r li o 11 1 — "T« <> Fnr<>» ol (Irry llolilni," TliontiM <imni>*; llolilrn l« mltlnken :<>r someone rlHc; repent 0) To Tell the Triilh Irani Htonwjrcfci n ilrfitm nl Riri-d, four nml wll. iipinnlinl 0) Mrniipsry •-• "The Slut. Icn-r," Mriiinky eurm siillur* who hoe-lde n spit. imin wllh speech trouhin B:.iO 0 "• "• Mnrrtml 0) .tune Ally.itm — "The Defense Is lloslles.i," Juno Allysnit; n Imly Inwyor'n piivntp life becomes en- lnn»;l< % tl In court Q) I'elcr (limn ••'•• "Bullet in Ksrrow," nn ex-convict trip* lo kill f!unn 111:1X1 O <lr«"'l •'•"* ' Q) News, Weather (J) tvnlh Vnllcy liny* — "The Ymmi! nun," Arthur Ki-niiy.: nn outlaw snvc.< his sun from n life of rriiw I0:l."> CD l-" ln Show -"The S«n I lawk." Ki'rnl Klynn, Olivin itr> llnvlllnml: n "llnliln Il<iod" plrnle nil- vpntiirn slury ol thn lilsli SOJ1S in::m & Nmv«, SpnrU Q) .Jim Howie ___ CD Cheyenne — "Incident io ; 4.-i Q Jni-k Pnnr — (lr,n«- lit Davvson Finis." Cliry- \li-vc, Alex Kind! tX)IX)R nine is accused of murder J|;00 jjj , J1(t , K( , mon «:is Q Americans nt Work 7:00 0 Mnthcmutlns 132 ID Pete nnd Gladys-- Pete tries to sabotage Gladys' political pi mis V:30 O Wflin FntKn- Srovlllc," Knrdla prevonts n ftiNn cnnvlclfnii (D nrlncinn Up Buddy "Cull Me Charlie," Hnd- ily's plans to help n boy J 1:011 ll:3n (Q Tho PluMcem r::l«) O Ml.lnlRlilwlth Q) News Finn! T(lf>IMV MOKNINU Time, C'li»nn«l! rrunrain fnll thrmigh CD Suvfsldc Six — "Heels Over Hend," Thome is paid to keep an empty envelope (1:00 O ChrmWry: TOLOIC 6:30 O .M.llllrlililllrH; COLOIt" (JJ Cadet Don 7:00 O Dnvo (i.irniwiiy Tiniay Q) Farm Iloporl, News ...... 7:4X Q Houston School Board - 7:ir. CD Mr Cnlxmse, KnKinccr - ''" ---------- 8:00 O Klondike — "Swine on Your Partner," Ilnlllday In frnincd i ID Danny Thomas — A lesson in democracy backfires 8:30 Q Dnnle — "Wine, Wnm- en and Willie," a mckrt- per Invites Dnnle lo Soutli America ' CD Andy Griffith -> Andy tries to sell nn old cannon CD Adventures in Paradise —"Treasure Hunt," Troy sails In search of a lost church treasure 8:00 10 Ci let Don 8:15 Q Millicmntlcs 132 Q| Cipt Kangnroo "«:30 CD Tuiniilcwced Time ~* O KtHctlvo Reading Ql My Little Mnrcla IB Our Miss Hrooki «:MOlM»y Your Huncnt CD Vld-30 VillflRC CD Jack La Lanne Show 0:00 Q Bnrbarn Stanwyck — "Ntyht Visitor," Julie lx>n- don, Michael Angara, Bar- 9:45 O Test Pattern 10:00 O Price Is Rights CJOI.OIC 0 Houston ^unlic SnhiwU. 01 I Lovo Lucy Try and Stop Me -By BENNETT CERF- A MOTORCYCLE COP stopped a car and pulled out his summons book. "I clocked you at 65, Mister," he said. The lady in the back seat cackled gleefully, "Just you give him a ticket, Officer. Serves him right. I've told him for years he's a reckless, terrible driver." "Your wife?" inquired the cop. The driver nodded glumly/ The cop snapped h i s summons book shut and murmured sympathetically, "Drive on, brother." * * * John Charles' Daly, who has declared at least a thousand times on TV that he abhors puna, assured Frederico Babcock of Chicago, "A bun is the lowest form of wheat" • • • Max Shulman tells about the sophomore who sowed his wild oats on Saturday night and went to church Sunday to prav for a crop failure. O 1961, by Bennett Cerf. Distributed by King Feature* Syndic.!. DAILY CROSSWORD ACROSS 1. Crimean river 5. Opals 9. A Yugoslavian JO. Hat-vesta |12. Custom '13. Earth's path 14. Persia 25. Beam 15, Compass point (abbr.) 17. Newspaper feature 19. Poem 20. Fortify 21. Roosevelt'* Moose party 22. Exaggerated portrait! 28. Tho Bard's river 27.Mesli2d fa'urtr. 28. Offer ! 20. Dlipent '•Z3. Mutlc note • Si. Exclamation 35. Scottish. Gaelic 38. Anesthetic 38. Threefold 3B. Drench 40. Ropuiu 41. Soalu flax 42. Hainan <iato IKMVN 1. Macaw , 2. Keep up Siamese coin Moaning sound Weird (var.) Ouecn of fairies Fusee of a watch Stylish (collaq.) Makes resolute Lova story Grampus . Belonging to us 21 22. 31 Flattered (colloq.) Undersea lines Pilot Pole Bcvcr- ngo Fu. them Worthless thing Anglo- Saxon aerfi K«turd«)'» Aniwer 32. Stagger 3-1. Festive gathering 37. Outcry 38. Three (prefix) pneumonia 3J i~nr V) IT

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