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*UN Monday, January 30, Editorials — Don't Pass Up This Chance If the $22 million Houston Sports Stadium bond issue fails at the polls Tuesday, the coming of major league baseball to Harris County may be delayed or even prevented. That, indeed, would be most unfortunate since we stand so close to the threshold of a new era in sports and other activities that would be made possible by the stadium. Harris County could become the convention mecca of the nation. There would be no gathering, including a national political convention, that could riot be accommodated by the all-purpose stadium. That is not now possible anywhere in the county. We already have the franchise for major league baseball. All we need is a place to play the game. The economy of Harris County would be boosted considerably by major league baseball and other sports that could be enjoyed on an expanded basis in a stadium large enough to accommodate them. It is a virtual certainty, based on studies in other cities where similar undertakings have been successfully carried out, that the sports stadium would never cost the taxpayers a dime. It would pay for itself. There have been questions concerning the role of the Houston Sports Association in the stadium campaign. It is simply the organization that would administer the sports program at the stadium. Every enterprise needs an organization to run it. That, and that alone, would be the association's role. It would not benefit financially from any stadium arrangement, nor would it have anything to say about functions other than sports that would be held in the stadium. Baytonians have had ample opportunity to examine all facets of the stadium proposal. There has never been anything to hide. The people who realize the need for such a facility and are spending most of their time advertising the need have laid all their cards on the table, so to speak. They have left nothing to chance and have not tried to becloud any part of the issue. The sports stadium would be a civic asset of almost unlimited value to Harris County's growth and expansion. We can not afford to overlook that angle. If we do, it may be a long time before we again have the opportunity to obtain a facility of this magnitude. The Sun sincerely hopes that Baytown people will support the stadium bond issue in next Tuesday's election. Let it be said that we did our share in bringing to this community one of the greatest enterprises ever offered us. Heart Facts How much do you really know about heart disease? That's the question as the Houston Heart Association launches its annual February Heart Education Campaign in Houston and Harris County. It's a campaign that does not seek money, since that was handled in the recent successful United Fund campaign. Instead, it's a drive to tell the "truths" about heart disease, and to help each citizen help himself protect his heart. Fear and misinformation work to promote heart disorders. Many people have unfounded notions about this vital subject that may cause them needless worry about their hearts. For example, some people think that a heart attack victim can never work again—or that it's always dangerous for a woman with heart trouble to have children. Others think that a skidded heartbeat, or a heart murmur, is a certain sign of heart disease. None of these ideas is necessarily correct—they all depend on the individual case. Many heart victims do return to work. Many women with heart trouble do have children without complications. And a skipped heartbeat or heart murmur isn't necessarily a sign of heart disease. "Don't settle for rumors and half-truths," says the Heart Association. "Get the facts." Each individual has the responsibility to get those facts—just as he has the responsibility for taking care of his own heart The Heart Association has come up with some simple rules for guarding the heart: 1. Don't worry needlessly about your "symptoms." See your doctor. 2. Control your weight. Look better, feel better, work better—and live longer—with normal weight. 3. Get enough rest. Regular rest relieves constant fatigue and lightens the work of your heart. 4. Keep physically fit Exercise regularly and moderately. 5. Have fun—but act your age. 6. Ease up and relax. Don't let tensions and anxieties wear you down. And, as for getting the "facts," follow these rules: For medical advice about your heart, always see your doctor. For helpful information call the Houston Heart Association at JA 2-0425, or write to the Association, 411 Jones Library Building, Texas Medical Center, Houston 25. $ayt0wn 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 Preston Pendergras* .............................. Managing Editor Beulah Mac Jackson ................. . .............. Office Manager J. T. Bowling ................................. Orculation Manager ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT John W«dky ................................................ Manager Pur/i Potman ....................................... Retail Manager Carrie Laughlin .................................. National Manager Sun'i Houston Telephone Number. CA 8-2&13. Represented Nationally By Texas Newspaper Representatives, Inc. P. 0. Box 308. Baytown. Subscription Rates By Gutter 11.45 per Month - JT7.40 per Year Mafl rates on raniest. class matter at the Baytown, Texas. Port OBk* water ffie Art of Congress of Marrh 3. 1879. mtmtr.w OF THE ASSOCIATED PRKM Tri* * vnl'tIM cTtdmlvrty to th« tnW for r»pliD S'otlon «f K TO it or tint wwrwiit erMitcd IB tnli p*pw •>« *:*e rmmi. »JW«lt«« MT«M. ftSMM •» rw r Itr* rut Tw»«» ff*m lam. *. •'"••'••"* :.<& "to l '*.^?"' - • - ^—•>—•--.-» .-• Wra't^pS^^:-/^.- iJiiftWft. DON'T SLIP, ADLAI! Drew Pearson Says- WASHINGTON—The millions of TV viewers who saw former Vice President Nixon congratulate President Kennedy at the inaugural ceremonies last week had no way of knowing what a triumph of sportsmanship this was. For both in the quiet of his home and in Republican circles, Nixon has not been a happy man. He has lived last fall's campaign over and over again to see what he did wrong. And behind the scenes, Republican leaders have been bitter against Nixon for, in their opinion, losing the election. And they have counted him out as a future candidate. "Nixon is washed up." is the cnjiet word New Hampshire's Sen. Styles Bridges is spreading through Republican ranks. As Republican policy chairman on the Senate side. Bridges has excluded Nixon from the closed shop which will lay down the GOP line on Capitol Hill. The most powerful voices in Republican policy planning will be those of Senate GOP Leader Everett Dirksen, House GOP Leader Charlie H a !1 e c k, House Policy Chairman John Byrnes, plus Bridges. Arizona's barnstorming Sen. Barry Goldwater, the conservative champion, will also make his voice heard. But Nixon will not. They have combined to freeze him out. To a man, they privately blame the former vice president for throwing the election. The fact that it was such a hairbreadth decision only makes them angrier. They accuse him of ignoring.their advice to slug harder which, they insist, would have won for the Republicans. One who agrees with them is no less than General Eisenhower who long smoldered over criticism that he didn't pitch into the campaign early enough. In private talks with GOP leaders, Ike has grumpily repeated: "I didn't get into the campaign earlier because I wasn't asked. I was just a soldier standing by for orders." He felt he could have won for Nixon if he had been called into the campaign sooner. TO THOSE criticisms, Nixon retorts bitterly: "I believe I really won the election, it was stolen from me by fraud and theft." He cites Illinois- and Texas, perhaps Pennsylvania and New Mexico, as the states that should have been counted for him. "The press coverage was biased and unfair," he adds defensively, "and cost me five million votes." In these private outbursts, Nixon sometimes assails three ne\vs- men by name: Bill Lawrence of the New York Times. Phil Potter of the Baltimore Sun, and Drew Pearson. \Vfien Lawrence showed up with the press party that covered President-elect Kennedy's flight to call upon Nixon in Florida, Nixon's private secretary, Rose Mary Woods.- turned angrily on the New York Times man. "You ought to take that off and wear a Kennedy staff badge!" she screamed, pointing a finger at Lawrence's press badge. The party pros, however, blame Nixon, not the press. They accuse him of pulling his political punches for fear of being tagged the "Old Nixon." They claim he pushed the pros into the background and listened to amateurs who wanted to rriake him into a namby- pamby "New Nixon." BRIDGES, FOR one, tried desperately to get through to Nixon on the campaign trail three weeks before the election. Yet this Republican power could not get beyond Rose Mary Woods. "1 can't reach the vice presid- dent," insisted Rose Mary. "Tell him," said Bridges, "that if he doesn't start slugging, he is going to lose the election." "We don't agree v-ith you. Senator,'' replied Rose Mary sweetly. "All the information we have indicates he is going to win." Afterward, Bridges commented wryly: "Nixon has plenty of convictions, but he doesn't have the courage to fight for them/' Nixon's only chance lor a political comeback. Bridges now believes, is to win the California governorship. The vice president has told intimates, however, that the political risk is too great. He would have to overcome a Democratic advantage of 1,200,000 more registered voters in California, plus the psychological handicap of seeking the state house as a political steppingstone to the White House. Instead, Nixon plans to campaign for GOP congressional candidates throughout the country in 1962. Sen. Goldwater, who would like to grab the Republican reins out of Nixon's hands, has been the most caustic Nixon critic. Try and Stop Me By BENNETT CERF T RAVELING BY TRAIN recently from West Palm Beach in Florida, I sought out a porter when my connection. was a full hour overdue. '1 know this train originates in Miami," I said, "Will you tell me how it can lose an hour in something like seventy miles?" "That's easy, mister," explained the unperturbed porter. "It hasn't left Miami yet." I made one last protest. "On your bulletin board," I pointed out, "this train is distinctly marked 'O. mil, "Hell's bells, mister," chuckled the porter. " 'O. T.' doesn't mean 'On Time.' It only means that the train is still 'on the track'." I made the return trip by plane. 4 &$ ^&£$^& I '&£&&£&«&«:::' TODAY'S GRAB BAG THI ANSWId, QUICK! KHK OF FAMI-OUIIS THINAMI 1. Which president, got rid of the £overnment-controlled United States Bank? 2. What is a desideratlve? 3. What famous shrine was restored by Miss Pamela Ann Cunningham? 4. What is a student at the U. 3, Naval Academy called? 6. Hildebrand was the original name of what great pope? IT HAPPfNIP TODAY On this date In 18S5 a mentally disturbed painter named Richard Lawrence tried to as- •aiwinate President Andrew JacksoR In th« first attempted murder of a U. S. president. IT'S liEN SAIP Pride, like fhn magnet, con- ttnntly point"! to one object, set}; but unlike tlir.magnet, it has no attractive po7o, but at aJZ points — Caleb Colton, WATCH YOU* IAN61MOI SETACEOUS — (se-TAY- »hus) -— adjective: conslrttnf of, or aet with, bristles. Origin: Latin— iitta, a bristle. MAff r WftTHDAr lo film star Kvnan Jtaywrti, nrtor Dnrid Wnjin* nnd Mickey JJarrit oj bnKban fame. 1—This girl was the daughter Of one French king", sister of two others and wife of a fourth. Her parents were Henry II and Catherine de Medici. In 1572, when she wa« 19, ehe was married to Henry, king of Navarre —a political marriage. The politics went awry, however, when Henry III, this girl's brother, was murdered, making her husband, a Protestant, the king of Catholic France In 3589. Tea fMts later the childless marrlay* Was dissolved by mutual consent. Thereafter ahe lived In Paris, associating with leading scholars and other notables of her time. She authored I fair •poems and very interesting i'-Memoirs." Who wa* thej By NAN JONES Ctnfraf Frttt Wt'rttr 2—After his divorce from the woman above King Henry IV married this woman, the daughter of the grand-duke of Tuscany. She was then 27. Obstinate and passionate, she was influenced by her favorites. When her husband was murdered in 1610 she became regent for seven years—and not a good one. Her son was 16 when he took the throne as Louis XIII and confined his mother to her own house. She tried then to influence Richelieu, and when that failed, to undermine him. Imprisoned at last, the erstwhile queen escaped and is said to have died, destitute, In a hayloft in Cologne. Who was she ? (Names at bottom ot column) YOU* FUTURE Minor business difficulties will bfi overcome by hard \vork. Today's child will be kindhearted and sociable. HOW'O YOU MAKE OUTT 1. Andrew Jackson. 2. A verb expressing the desire to accomplish. 3. Mount Vemon. 4. A midshipman. 5. 'Jregory VII. Comments On Business By SAM DAWSON Letters To The Editor NEW YORK (AP) — President Kennedy today joins President Eisenhower in setting forth (he Stale of the Union. But for millions of Americans thfc state of the family's economy is pretty well summed up in another report: The rising; cost of living. And the slide rule boys, without much of a glance at world and domestic political turmoils, think that the outlook for the index of consumer prices is in for more of the same. That is, still rising. Slowly, probably. But surely. The family heads, furthermore, know that the index doesn't cover everything. There are other costs that keep going up. The cost of putting the children through school, for example. The cost now looming on the horizon of updating the womenfolk in line with the latest fashion news from Paris. Tile cost of many another on a long list of items that deal with status—in the neighborhood, at the office. Maybe these don't belong in a factual index like the Bureau of Labor Statistic's one on consumer prices. This considers the tilings that the average middle-income family in cities buy. The BLS changes the contents of the index from time to time, to keep up with changing; consumer habits. But always there are those extras—the ones that the family income earner learns about quickly, even jf the BLS doesn't. It's index covers plenty of tilings however. Almost all of them have gone up this past year. The BLS officials say price levels probably will go right on creeping higher this year, as they did last year. You remember last year? That's the year the experts told you to stop worrying about inflation. It was a dead issue. In financial circles it was. But in family circles inflation usually means the .cost of living, monetary experts to' the contrary, notwithstanding. The BLS index uses the 1947-49 average as a base of 100. It reports the December figure as 127.5. A year ago the index was 125.5. Biggest gainer, both in 19(50 and in the long haul since the 1947-19 era is medical care. It is now carried at 15S.O, a really whopping rise. In I960 it went up 4.8 from the 153.2 a year ago. The next biggest advance over the stretch from the starting point is rent, now 142.S. and up 2.0 in the last year. Food, however, is the biggest culprit of recent weeks. Much of the latest price rise is blamed on bad weather that sent up delivery costs and caused shortages. That part of the index is now 121.4, a gain of 3.6 in a year. The BLS lists other year-to- year rises as follows: Gas and electricity, up 2.9; housing and recreation, each up 1.9; apparel. up 1.4. Then we come to the heroes in the latest figures on the index, those that are lower than in December 1959. Transportation is down by 2.2. Much of the drop is credited to the popularity of the compacts-, which cost less to buy and to run. But the current index level of transportation is 14G.5, second only to medical care in the increase over the 191749 base. House furnishings are running 0.3 lower than the year ago figures, and their gain over the base year is the lowest in the index. They stand at 10X9. Fuels other than gas ant! electricity also are 0.3 below the- year ago index, but the latest reading is 137.0, while gas and electricity is 125.ii. What's likely to go up more 0 Well, bad weather could keep food higher for a time, and this year's crops are- still in the weatherman's hands. As for the rest, there are the conflicting forces: Competition holding down prices of many goods, but warring wi!h rising production costs. And there's still no sign that the eost of sen-ices has reached a peak. Other Views EDITORS SPKAK MIDDLKSBOKO (KV.) NEWS The simple but potent factor of maturity bestrides the whole question of auto accidents. Although it is /lot mentioned as often as some less fundamental reasons for blame, immaturity plays a role in a surprising number of accidents. Much has been said about immaturity in n chronologirnl sense. Tern-age drivers have been excoriated nuain and again because of the giddy way some of them handle their mrs. Bui immaturity is not wholly chronolopiral. Not everyone ."rows up, and some who crow up in one way don't grow up in others. Hence, immature drivers are to be found in every a^e f;roup. They depart from ROCK) driving practice in various ways but their common denominator is failure lo recognize their responsihilly to cither drivers. They can't restrain their impatience when traffic piles up: they break speed limits for no beypr reason than to .tret one car ahead; they can't hear to wait their turn at intersections, but push in and assume lli.i? th,- other frll./.v has ijocxl brakes; they out in too sharply, and find it impossible to resist making even little trip a race with traffic. Identifying immature driving is easier than doins something ct- feitive to curh it. But this far- tor in auto accidents should receive more attention. Mayhe there cvuatit to be a new slogan along these lines; Grow up — and stay alive Editor, The Sun Dear Sir: A county-wide election has been called for Jan. 31 or on ival short notice. The issue the voters will face is shall the homeowners and taxpayers of tin- county provide a place of business for a sports promotion group. This group is organized for private profit and is .reported to contain a number of very wealthy men. An attempt was made to hang this new 22 million dollar mortgage around the necks of ihe people without a public vole, but the members of the legislature from Harris County very wisely blocked this move. If a private group wants to go into the sports business that is OK, but they should do it with their own money. Passage of the $-2 million in tax bonds will affect the future capacity of the county lo issue bonds for really needed improvements that will benefit, all out- citizens. The sports promoters say they will guarantee the bonds but who will guarantee the promotion will be a solvent business during the many years the bonds will be a mortgage on our homes. Sports schemes are as risky as any other business. During the rime before the election there will be a flood of bally- hoo urging passage. It will be well for the people to consider if they want to take on this added obligation against their properly. Yours truly. William N. Nichols •1IX)S Wilmer Houston Texas (EDITOR'S NOTK: H>'- fallowing fetter was scut to Die Bay to vn I'olirc Department li.V (In- Baytown Optimist Club.) Chief of Police M03 South Main Baytown. Texas Dear Sir: We of the Optimist Club sincerely thank you and the police department for letting us work with you on the traffic si^n located at the circle. The Optimist Club thinks that the traffic sign will l>o a ureat help in curbing accidents. We appreciate the work that has been done by the police in the fact that Baytown has not had a traffic death in quite some time. We feel that the police department are to lie commended and we thank you again for letting «s work with you on the sign. Sincerely, Baytown Optimist Club Fast Marketing Of Hew Drugs Slowed PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The head of one of America's biggest prescription drug concerns said today a Senate committee investigation of his industry has created an atmosphere "which seems likely to delay the introduction of new and life-saving drugs." Francis Boyer, board chairman of Smith Kline & French Laboratories, in a prepared speech to the 65th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, said a probe by a committee headed by Sen. Estes Kefauvcr, D- Tenn., is rather explosive and has been admired as a masterpiece of propaganda technique." "If so many people weren't going to suffer from it," he added "one would have to take his hat off to its sheer virtuosity." Bover said the real success of the Kefauver hearings "was in securing a series of carefully engineered, sensational headline"*— that modern drugs are often fakes; that they were mostly invented by foreigners anyway, that they are" sold untruthful advertising: that they cost too much money, and that consequently our industry should be subject to vastly increased federal regulation." The SKF chairman said during the third quarter of I960 the federal Food and Drug Administration approved introduction of only five new drugs, compared with 17 for the similar 1959 period. Whatever happens lo the drug industry as a result of the investigations, Boyer said, "will prrtty surely determine the kind of medical ircalmcni you and your family arc going to get in the years to come." Know Your Bridge By B. JAY BECKER FAMOUS South dealer. Both sides vulnerable. NORTH 464 +KQ5 WEST EAST 4A73 4QJ20652 WKQJ10876 «9 4K104 SOOTH 4Q987 The tidding: South West North East INT 3* 3NT Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—king of hearts. What happened in this hanc couldn't happen to anyone tut an expert. Edgar Kaplan, New York star, was playing In the masters team of four evenl and became declarer at three notrump. He was using- weafc notrumps (12 to 14) with his partner, which accounts for the light opening bid. Maybe North shouldn't have bid three notrump ovar three hearts, but he was stuck for a bid and decided to gamble If out. West led the Mn.e; of hearts which held, and continued with the queen. Kaplan took the ace and went into a long huddle There was plenty to think about HANDS Finally, he led a low diamond and finessed the Jack. The roof caved in. East woa with the king 1 and returned th« ueen of spades. That was the nd of the hand for Kaplan. Tha upshot was that be went down eight—800 points. Strangely enough, Kaplan's lay received strong support rom his teammates and other experts. He could have gona down two by running the club suit and cashing the ace of diamonds, but It didn't seem likely hat the clubs would be divided 3-2 after West had shown up with a seven-card heart suit He played for five diamond) :ricka instead, xvlilch would have made the contract regardless of how the clubs broke. The situation he thought might exist was that West would have the kins and one diamond and the cluba would not break favorably. Had this been the case, Kap» lan'a play would have produced nine tricks, while playing the clubs first, would have defeated him. The reason la that if he had cashed the K-Q of clubs and then the ace, and next followed with a diamond finesse, he would automatically have gone down because he could win only four diamond tricks, not five. The suit was bound to be blocked if West had K-x of diamonds. 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