The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on January 23, 1954 · Page 4
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PAGE 4— THE BAYTOWN SUN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 1954 Editorials... ' "'. ' • . . ' •;- : - '/•..--.".' '. •• ••.•:-'V.-;r l ; : '.- ; '., ;^'vi; ; /' : ,•'•• : -v^.-: :;.-5-;;-..-^;: Cabinet Members Review AGComplishmenls And Future Hopes The January issue of Nation's Business, a magazine which is published by the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, is unique. The uniqueness lies in the fact that it includes a signed article by each of the members of the Cabinet, concerning what has been done since the new administration came to power and what is intended and hoped for the future. In summarized form, the views of these 10 Cabinet officers run about as follows: JUSTICE: Attorney General Brownell says that there is evidence in the hands of his- department, resulting from FBI investigations, which would prove espionage in certain cases "but this evidence cannot now be used because of present rules of evidence." He adds that a change in the rules MY NEW YORK MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — There is a night club down this way called the Beachcomber—-"the fabulous, new Beachcomber." to be correct; every cafe or hotel that takes larger than a two-column ad in the papers is- fabulous and new. That has been I can't figure out how it makes any money. I haven't been inside the Beachcomber, since I am one of the old, or retrogressive school of thinkers who feels that anyone who leaves New York for a vacation and then spends his nights in a saloon is crazy. However, I have seen the crowds shuffling into the joint at night. They are sizeable, indeed. ' . . What these crowds have seen lately is a bill comprising this entertainment: Sophie Tucker, Harry Richman, the Blackburn twins, Billy Daniels, Myron Cohen and Louis Jordan. All these have been gathered together in one place, and what it cost the management to gather them is only guessable. Somewhere over $20,000 a week, I should guess, or the price of one good act in Las Vegas. Remember, this is still on the face of the earth, where a man earns the 10 bucks he tips a waitress, *nd not like in the off-in-spac'e planet of Vegas, where money grows on the nearest craps table. There are no craps tables operating in Miami the»e. years, it says here, NOW—A CAFE OPERATOR in New York might hope to m&ke a little money with a.bill of performers like that, because he has the hayseeds coming In nightly. Big night clubs in Manhattan are, by and large, tourist traips. Separating the Peoria or Goose Creek "moujik" from hU wallet in * comparatively easy matter for the skillful New York nloon owner. However, the customers here In Miami and the Beach are New Yorkers. From childhood they have been counseled in the art of getting something wholesale or below cost. They might like Billy Daniels, but if he'* singing in the Cop a, back borne, LOOKING AT LIFE HAVE YOU EVER wished for anything to much that you actually had a physic*! pain wanting it? Sometimes you wished for it for years. You concentrated oh it. You even prayed for it. It wa* almost, like an obsession. Then, finally, your wish was granted. It might have been, a toy train. It might have been a talking doll with real hair. It might have been a mink coat, a convertible, a diamond ring. Or it might have been » certain pcrwn lor a wlft. or for a huaband. • • •"•*>' ; ,'"• But If and when you (tot It, you found out that It wasn't really what you wanted at all. You stopped playing with the train. Th« old rag doll, for which you hadn't wished at all but which just happened, was much better than that fine talking doll. The mink coat, the diamond, the convertible, soon became a matter of course, And the wife or the husband—well, the less said about them, the better. THE PAPERS RECENTLY have been full again of multiple marriages ( in our country "multiple" marriage means one after another). In each case the last one was .always the "ideal" one, the one for which the party of the first or-second part had •wished for all of his or her* life. Thousands of words were written and broadcast about these affairs. Hundreds of pictures were shown of the bride and the groom—kissing, holding champagne glasses, looking as happy as a cat that had just swallowed "a canary. In one instance the groom was so happy because he was silently contemplating what he was going to do with all the newly acquired lucre; she. because, at last, she had found her "perfect lover," oblivious for the moment of the photographers and will be sought so that his department may proceed in these cases. DEFENSE: Secretary Wilson says that during the past year his department has recognized a three - pronged communist threat to American security—psychological, economic and military. "In the light of this threat," he asserts, "we are maintaining effective military forces and are equipping these forces with the most modern weapons." STATE: Secretary Dulles writes: "The Soviet rulers are on a diplomatic defense. The free world now has the diplomatic and moral initiative. We hope to keep that initiative." ed change in policy here, particularly in the direction of home rule of natural resources. Secretary McKay says that, after 20 years of centralized federal monopoly of natural resources policy, the government is giving the states, communities, and even individual citizens a voice in resources development and planning. He urges a partnership plan for the government and private enterprise in natural"resource-devel-. opment, particularly in the field of electric power. POST OFFICE:.Secretary Summerfield states that his department is now saving $1,000,000 a day, through more efficient management, and will reduce its annual loss by about $440,000',000. INTERIOR: There has been a very mark- COMMERCE: Secretary Weeks says he By Mel Heimer opposed the past philosophy of government "running too many enterprises in competition with private industry." From now on,he says, the administration "aims to foster business rather than to spoon-feed business against its wishes." AGRICULTURE: Secretary Benson states that the administration has been developing farm policies and programs which will "carry us toward permanent farm prosperity." Past ideas; in his view, "are too restrictive, too defeatist." LABOR: Secretary Mitchell's main point is that labor "is not a class apart." He writes, "The welfare of wage earners can and must be promoted with .due re'gard for the national general interest." HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE: Secretary Hobby praises the administration's past achievements in this field, particularly in the matter of administrative improvement, and predicts that future development "will make news." TREASURY: Secretary Humphrey states his philosophy in these words: "This nation, as the land of opportunity for the young ... cannot long endure as such under the restrictive taxes which we in tented. They must be further reduced." ' This is the way the top people in the government have put themselves on record. Only time can tell whether they will succeed or fail in their objectives. But the attitude in Washington now, in Administration circles, is one of quiet confidence. they wait and catch him on television, and let the Pittsburgher pay the Cppa's bills. Indeed, sometimes it seems as if every New Yorker were in the business of bleeding outr-of-towners. 'of their money himself. . Now how can a Miami club owner get off a ?20,- QOO nut with customers like that? They know every dodge. They can look a greedy headwaiter coldly in the eye and tip him eight per cent without batting an eye. They even know when the liquor is being cut, or when they've been served Cutty Sark instead of Chivas Regal. To separate such a customer from enough funds to pay Sophie Tucker's, Billy Daniels', Harry Richman's, et al, salaries, surely must be among the great skills of the world. STILL, THEY DO IT, year after year—so the explanation must be that the New Yorker, for some cimidy reason, spends it. Why? What comes over him? What suddenly dulls his senses, takes the fine edge from his acumen and makes him wave to the waiter and order another round for everyone all around? This is not like our Gothamite. This is the sort of thing trie Omahan or St. Louisian does, that makes the New Yorker—in New York—shake his head and mutter "Meshuganeh," Rough translation —crazy. I was talking the other day of the New Yorker's inability to relax and enjoy, down here. Maybe this frantic spending of money is part of his unsuccessful attempt to do so. To enjoy, he may reason, I got to apend lots of dough. So I'm in Miami to enjoy, so I'll spend. ,. I find this herd to believe, but SOMEBODY is paying that salary of Sophie Tucker's, and it has been a long time since the Last of 'the Red Hot JWamma* accepted wooden nickels for her services. The New Yorker MUST spend the money, and' I would herewith like to present Miami Beach's cafa owners with the Legion of Honor for getting him to do so, By Erich Brandeis thinking only of t!i« approaching honeymoon. Then; after a few months, another big story—th« story of the divorce and, usually, at the same tlm«, of another "Ideal lover" and another marriage. And so it goes—the wish, the fulfillment, the getting *lck of the thing for which you wished. Another discarded toy. another disappointment. One of these days he or she who has wished ao hard and been disappointed so often, will find out— I hope before it Is too late—that the only thing worth wishing-for is happiness. But happiness can never be found In material things. There Is no happiness in the mere possession of diamonds, automobiles, furs, husbands 'or wives. Neither is there happiness in the mere possession of millions of dollars. Happiness—and how lucky that it is 30!—can be the good fortune of every human being who has the capacity for it. Go to the hospitals, the orphan asylums, the old people's homes, or to far away Thule in Greenland or to the bleakness of Korea, and see the happiness of those who have been remembered, those who realizs that someone loves them and thinks of them. BUT FOR EVERYONE who RECEIVES love and remembrance, there is someone who GIVES love and remembrance. True happiness can never come by getting alone , or by giving alone. There must be a combination of tho two. To love and be loved, to remember and be remembered, to share one's joys and one's sorrows—that brings TRUE happiness. But happiness does not fall into one's lap by v.'Uh- Ing nor can it be BOUGHT like diamonds or fura. Happiness must be EARNED. Washington Merry-Go^Round: Rising U hem pi oyment Tot a I Worries Cabinet Members HEADED FOR TROCBLK Patent Now Pending— . . • Air Raid Alarm Born From Knock On Door DATELINE: HOLLYWOOD By Aline Mosby ACTOR GENE BARRY uncovered another film- town feud with the confession he and Rosemary Clooney scrapped because he dropped her during a dance stene. Feudin' and fussin' is getting common in show business with recent matches including Mercedes McCambridge and Joan Crawford, plus Dick Powell vs. Producer Paul Gregory and Henry Fonda. But Barry yawned that fights are to be expected among show folk because "a person has to be a little nuts to be an actor, anyway, and all actors are over-sensitive people." "Actors are geared so high they're like a taunt •tring," commented the rait-rising leading man. "One word and. why, their whole day Is spoiled. They're much too sensitive because what they have to sell is intangible. They have to have ego, and they try to protect it." Gene and Rosie had their tiff when they were starring in a Paramount musical, "Red Garters." For weeks the gossip columns sizzled with attacks and counter attacks from each camp, but today Gene sat down to tell the whole story. "I don't like to talk about it. but— "Thi trouble is Rosemary and I are both perfectionists. Sometimes you say thing*, not meaning to hurt a parson, because you're deeply absorbed .in your job. "Rosemary is a bright, witty, talented girl and one of the greatest singers. Unfortunately, in this movit we both stepped out of our fields. W« became dancers. It was difficult. We had to do a lot of work. "In one scene I was supposed to carry her on my back and run to the camera. I couldn't make it and perhaps she resented it because I didn't get there on time. We both were under stress. "Finally on one take I dropped her. Some said I dropped her on purpose. But ahe fell on top of me and I sprained my ankle! From then on we didn't speak, but avoided each other. Once I asked her to have lunch and clear the air but she never accepted. ''After the picture was over I saw her playing baseball on the lot and asked her if we could be friends. She kissed me on the cheek." Rosemary's pals say Gene, a veteran of the stage ,Today's Bib'le Verse BEHOLD, I. stand-at the door, and knock: if any man Hear my voice, and open the door, I will com« in to-rtim, and will sup with him, and ht with m«. Reflation and several films, "took advantage" of Rosemary's comparative inexperience in moviss. "Oh. did she say that? Well, possibly she felt inadequate," said the actor. Ycu're Telling Mel By William Ritt Ex-president Truman says a woman might prove very capable as chief executive of the nation. President Eisenhower doesn't think women would want the job. O.K., girls, speak up—it's your turn. Resident of Dudley, England, says his house i» haunted by a blond girl and a bald-headed sugar daddy. The home Is probably built on the ruins of some ancient night club. FEF postcards that during a recent very heavy blizzard a chap h« knows rushed Into a neighborhood beverage store, asking for a bottle 6f wine. When the clerk asked what type, the friend replied: "Any old port In a storm." Now that those 4,000 Chicago electrical workers, under tetmi of their new labor contract, are to get an off day with full pay on their birthdays they must be buiy wishing each other many happy returns of the day. Italy's new premier-designate is a fellow named Amatory Fanfani. Just how long ho.remains in office, thinks the man at the next desk, depends on how many fans Fan has. During 1953 « total of 25 million babies were born throughout the world. Those are the stork statistics! Twenty-five million brand new babies constitute a ipretty round—and mighty cute—figure. Chess, according to Factographs, wag played by the ancient Egyptians back as far aa 1600 B. C. It was probahlv between moves that they built all those pyramids. J.Iost parrots are left-footed, a science Item tells us. So what—who ever saw a parrot do much walking? The police chief of a Manila, Philippines, suburb has just reported the theft of 95 pairs of rubber- soled, shoes from police headquarters. By gum! THE LONDON DAILY KAIL is ending an expedition which hopes to capture Mount Everest's Abom- lnabl« Snowman. This strikes us as the toughest newspaper ustifnftfQt linct Stanley started looking for UvinfSton.* By HARMAN W. NICHOLS WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 — UP— Norman Saundcrs got his idea for an air-raid alarm when somebody rapped on his door in Honolulu the morning of Pearl Harbor. The idea jelled into something that ,is what the lawyers at the patent office like to call "patent pending." Saunders had a stable of boxers in Honolulu on Dec. 7, 1941. A former pug himself, he had branched out into other fields, including elecrticity. Saunders, who now holes up in the capital, remembers the morning of Pearl Harbor well. ^ "Somebody knocked on tn*e door and said that something had gone wrong," he told me. "I could hear the dive-bombers and later the aircraft machine-gunning the people in the street.. I gave it a quick thought and reckoned that many lives could have boon saved had people been warned." After the scare left him, Saunders came back to the states and began working on an air - raid "alarm clock" in which he is trying to interest civil defense people. I have spent seven vears of work on this thing," said the onetime trainer of Henry Armstrong. "It's a pretty simple thing, really. In this little plastic box here, all I have are four movable parts. It works on power interruptions, and there is where I have been having sm-np trouble w'th the -power people, but some of them ar P coming around to my wa v of thinking, particularly some folXs in California, The wav Saunders looks at jt, if anybody ever has the temerity Looking Backward From The Sun Files FIVE YEARS AGO TODAYS HEADLINES: Pciping Surrenders; Pan American Unit Backs Truman Plan. Baytown complained of the foggy and drizzly weather, but was thankful that temperatures wore modcrEte. A "carper clinic" for youngor girls was planned by the Baytown Business and Professional Woman's club, with Mrs. \V. E. Dup- lantia as chairman- 10 YEAilS AGO A TWO AND a half per cent di- vident was voted by the stockhoifi- ers of the Humble Employes Federal Credit Union. L. A. Hale was votfd the out- Standing young man and August Wehring the outstanding.old man of the year by the Tri-Cities Junior Chamber of Commerce. <o attack the U. S. it will be in the dark. The inventor explained that his gimmick .could be plugged into a wall socket. . "If the current is normal," he said, "it is turned off. out iet the current be interrupted, as it would in a blackout, and a light blinks and a bell sounds and everybody gets out of the sack and hits f° r cover." . Saunders thinks his invention might save a lot ° f lives if what w c hope doesn't happen—does. Saunders hasn't made any definite arrangements to have his gadget manufactured, but he figures that if he did, it would cost a home owner only about $4. "I worked hard on this one," he said, "but I hope nobody here ever has to use it." Grab Bag Of Easy Knowledge The Answer, Quick! 1. Who was the father of Alexander the Great? 2. Who wrote the novel, Tobacco Road, on which the successful play was based? 3. Who painted the famous picture, The Laughing Cavalier? 4. Who wrote Ode to a Skylark? 5. Of what British possession is Wellington the capital? It's Bpen Said Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and a. happy purchase.—John Balguy. Watch Your Language CRASS — (KRAS1 — adjective; now rare, gross, dense; coarse; very stupici, unrefined. Synonym —Crude. Origin: Latin—Crossus, thick, fat, gross. It Happened Today 1598—Francois Mansard. French architect and inventor of the Mansard roof, born. 1737—Birth date of John. Hancock, pr^ident of Continental Congress and signer of the Declaration' of Independence. On Sunday, Jan. 24: 1712— Frederick the Great of Prussia born. 1818—Gold discovered in California. 1946—United Nations Assembly created the Atomic Energy commission. Folks of Fame—Guoss The Name .,-ie was born In Los Angehs, daughter of «\ ballet teacher, and began to dance when she was three. Wh«n she grew up sh* m«t her husband flt ft dancing *aJio*'. A Central Press Feature but she went to New 'York to dance in musicals. After World War II, in which the husband served In the Coast Guard, they met in Los Angeles, tenmed up, and were wed shortly thereafter. They had roles in Mr. Music and a film contract, and co-starrert in Everything I Have is Yours. Who is the gal? 2— Born on June 8, 1893. in Norway, he was educated as an electrical technician. He was chairman of the Norwegian labor party in 3923, chairman of the municipal council of Oslo in 1934, and m»m- ber of the Norwegian Legislative Assembly. He has also been nctins minister of defense, minister of social welfare, minister of finance, minister of supply antf reconstruction, in which position he serves now. Can you t»ll his nemo? (Name at bottom of column). Your Future A year of stranse, and rnmt 11 ' happy events seems to li« khs?d of you. Portents say the yei>r will be a memorable one. Suncr- abundant energy and vital force foreseen ff-r the child born today, and good 1 luck is also indicated. For Sunday, Jan. 24: Your stellar portents are most auspicious and promise promnHon and scnoral pood fortune. Excellent health and tremnncfom physic"! strength are possible for today's child. Hantiy Birthday Fred Niblo. screen sctor, fMrrp- tor ftnd writer; Randolph Scott, actor; George McManus, cc-toon- i<st (Bringing Un Father); R^ndv Oumifirt and Cbico Orrasqiipl, of bi<? lea<"»e bp.'ohflll fame, are on our hir'hrtay list to^ay. On Sunday, .Tan. 24: Fp'Mtn- H~ns for birth^avs pn t" Hrnry p-tri-v, TMotinn pictura director, nnd 1 Vicki Baum, author. H-w'd Ton Mnke Ou<? 1. Ph"in. king of M« 3«"-33S B.C. 5, Erskinp Caldwell. 3. Frsns Hals. 4. Percy B- v sshe Shelley. 5. N»w Zealand. I— Mt'rgs Charnpisn. I By DREW PEARSON WASHINGTON—The cabinet is more worried about rising unemployment than it likes to admit. The railroads have laid off 18,000 and the automobile industry another 16,000 since Christmas. More than 142,000 are out of jobs in Michigan alone. Labor department officials believe privately that the national unemployment figure has already hit the 2,000.000 mark. In New York. Bethlehem Steel has cut pro-, duction 25 per cent in the last two months and introduced the four-day work-week. In Ohio and Alabama, Republican Steel has laid off over 4,000. In Connecticut, - Bridgeport Brass has put 2,000 on a four-day work-week". Businessmen across the country are cutting down their payrolls because ok' dropping sales and overstocked inventories. Note—The administration, anxious to put a good face on the economic situation, has revised unemployment figures by cutting the number of "employable" workers by 700,000. It is argued that approximately 700,000 people are too old or otherwise physically disqualified to hold regular jobs except in periods of peak prosperity, therefore can be classified as "unemployable." If these 700,800 ar e added to the 1,850,000 officially admitted as unemployed, the total comes to around 2;600,00. RECOGNIZING RED CHINA?— A bitter backstage battle is raging in the State Department between two of the administration's highest advisers over the recognition of Red China. One is Assistant Secretary of State Walter Robertson who flatly opposes any compromise with Red China. The other is Arthur Dean, law partner of John Foster Dulles and special ambassador to Pan- munjorn, who leans toward an eventual deal with China. Robertson is the Virginia gentleman who went to Korea and did one of the greatest sales jobs in recent diplomatic historv by persuading Syngman Bhee to go along with the peace talks. Robertson now savs there is absolutely no chancp that Premier Mao Tse-Tune can be persuaded to be a far eastern Tito, and threatens to res'sn if the United States recognizes China. Dofln, a highly successful corporation lawyer, feels that all is not well between the Chinese and the Russians, that sooner or later the United States will have to do business with China. Already Japan, though it oncrates under the guidance of the U.S A., Is increasing- its trade with Red China by lepps and bounds. It was Wall Street attorney Dean's statement at a private newspaper dinner that attracted «. cross-fire of criticism last week from Sen. Herman Welkcr of Idaho, sometimes called 1 the junior senator McCarthy. If the battle becomes any more bitter, one. of the two diplomats will have to bow out, in which case betting odds favor Robertson to stay. Note—At another recent dinner, given before the Washington AD Club. Air Force Gen. Frank Everest was asked: "Do you think Chiang Kai-Shek will be pble to invade the mainland ?!' Replied Everest: "What you mean is, 'Do I think Chiang Kai-Shek can defend Formosa?" WASHINGTON WEATHER — Even at the White House, Washington's winter weather has been a major topic. Rushing into the President's office for an appoint- m e n t, breathless Congressman Harlcy Staggers of West Virginia apologized: "I almost didn't make it, Mr. President. Couldn't get a" taxi in all this snow."' ; "I'm lucky," replied Ike. "One thing- about this job of being President is that you don't have to go out in the weather if you don't want to." Note—The executive offices are in the west wing of the White House, proper so the President doesn't, have to step outside when he moves.between his living quarters and office. PENNY-WISE WILSON—Charlie Wilson's policy of concentrating Defense Department contract* in the hand's of a few big companies, notably General Motors, is- coming in for. more and more backstage criticism, and may have- to be abandoned. It should be notrd that Wilson, a hard-boiled industrialist who lets the chins fall where they may, is not trying to favor General Motors merely because he once headed the giant corporation^ His aim is to cut costs, and General Motors frenuently comes up with the lowest bid. However, military men warn against the danger of concentrating production in a few factories and 1 a few cities, which could more easily be destroyed in case of atomic bombing raids. Even if it costs more, money, they warn, vital defense plants should be scattered around the country, not concentrated. Now the military advisers have been joined by Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, a member of the Armed Services committee, who has introduced a resolution for the investigation of concentrated defense production. Chiefly at stake is Chryslcr'3 production of the M48 tank and the T13 tank, both types ch'.efly developed by Chrysler to General Motors under the Wilson program. Though GM has now submitted lower bids on tanks, military men still maintain that Wilson's policy is one of being penny-wise and pound foolish. LYNDON'S LEADERSHIP — Sen. Lyndon Johnson of Texas, the likable Democratic leader, has been deliberately slow about calling a caucus of Democratic senators—for fear they might challenge his leadership. Some senators have been grousing- that Johnson is so worried about appeasing Texas Republicans and keeping an opposition candidate out of the Senate race that he's guiding Democratic policy In the Senate to help Johnson, rather than the Democrats. Rather than give these senators a chance to contest his leadership, Johnson by-passccf the usual Democratic caucus supposed to be hold before Congress opens and is dealing with each senator individually. If he brings them together' in a group, some of the mavericks might gang up on him. Chances are that Johnson would win any intra-party election contest, but he doesn't want it known that there is any opposition to him whatsoever. Trv And Stop Me By Bennett Cerf FRANKLIN P. Adams once made an observation about the hump.n race that might be called to the attention of every writer of television and' radio commercials. "The average mar.," said Adams, "is generally a great deal above the average." WILLIE —bv Leonard Sansome JUST A LITTLE•SCRATCH, ON THE; LEG, MOM ..I'D PUT ON FURNITUHE POUSH /

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