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Wednesday, January 11, 1961
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IIM BISHOP? ftaporfer MAN FAILS IN LAST 3 MINUTES Part Tw>—The Crash The most dangerous part of flying is the first 180 seconds on takeoff, and ths final 180 seconds on land-. frig. If the machine is going to fail, It wil usually do It on " takeoff; if man; is going to fail, H customarily i happens as hei comes in fir aj landing. The )<.-tl and the Con-l stellatlon that' collided at Stat- BISHOP en Island were within 19 mile: of their respective airports; a few minutes away. Both had been in holding patterns. A holding pattern is an Imaginary race track near an airport. It is about six miles long and, at the turns, two miles wide. It can be high in the sky, or low. The weather can be foul, so bad that the pilot cannot see beyond his windshield, but he will remain in the holding pattern with the aid of radio bearings coming up to him from radio beacons below. Airplanes are ordered into holding patterns when traffic <s too heavy for an airport. In the New York area, there are five big airports within 20 miles of Bowery Bay: La Guardla, Idlewild, Newark, Floyd Bennett and Teterboro. Each of these needs lots of sky space for holding patterns when the weather is bad. On the day of the big accident, the sky was leaden and snow flurries were carried on a wind approaching SO miles per hour out of the southwest All the big airports had planes in holding patterns. From my home at Sea Bright, N.J. I have seen planes stacked over Ambrose Lightship every few thousand feet They fly slowly to conserve fuel, and they move up and down their racetracks, waiting for me word to come in. Ground control usually calls the lowest plane !n first, then orders each of the other planes to come down 2,000 feet It's like pulling the bottom dish out of a stack of dinner plates. Sam Stoia drew two pencilled racetracks on the New York chart as he and George Tamalls and Lewis Dymond and I discussed the crash. One was between Arthur Kill, Linden, N.J. and Hallway. Here, the big Constellation held at 5,000 feet. It was seven miles south of Newark Airport, although its terminal was La Guardia. It was 0% degrees from i radio called Solberg, and P66 from another one called Yardley. The pilot appeared to hold his pattern well. From time to time, ae heard La Guardia and they would be ready to take him in within a few minutes. Unknown to him, a DC-8 jet was In a holding pattern 14 miles southeast, almost ready to run an imaginary race track called Preston. The jet nad been asked by Ground Control to drop from 14,000 feet to 5,000 en- route between Robbinsville, N.J. and Preston. The pilot agreed. Preston lies between diffwood Beach and Englishtown. The pilot set a course of 050 out of Robbinsville. As he ran northeast, Ground Control turned him over to Idlewild Approach. So far as is known, Idlewild and the jet did not contact each other. The jet moved slowly, about 180 knots with some flaps. The pilnt wasn't worried. All he had to do was to stay on Robbinsville's 050 until he Intercepted Colt's Neck Radio on a bearing of 34<i degrees. When he had them lined up, he would begin his racecourse. Even if he was slightly off his pattern, he knew there was a buffer area of safety around it, roughly 19 miles by 8 miles, He moved straight on past tha Coifs Neck beam, still on 050, ns the Constellation received ord'rs from La Guardia to come out uf the Linden pattern and head southeast until it intercepted Pob- blnsville radio. Then it was to turn left on 050 and head Into La Guardia. The jet was also on 050, 'jut it was supposed to be making ovals over New Jersey. The let and the Connie were both at 5,000 feet. The jet pilot had one radio out of business, but this would not hurt him. He had more than enough other sets to handle iny situation. Also, if Idlewild wanted to identify him, all they had to do was ask the jet to turn on its transponder, which will give any plane a double blip on a ground radar set momentarily. No one at Idlewild asked. The DC-8 went on past the Colt's Neck bearing as though it had not received the proper head* ing signal, and moved across Raritan Bay to a point between Great Kills and Miller Field, Staten Island. There, out of the snow came the broadside vision of a Constellation making a left turn onto the same heading at the same altitude. The four of us at lunch agreed that the DC-8 pilot tried to turn out of the way at the last secot lost one engine in the belly the Connie, which fell in two big parts, and then the jet, as thougn all on me flight deck were dead, continued straight on 050 for elpv« en more miles, past Fort Wadsworth, across the Narrows, di:d deep into Flatbush, in Brooklyn, before it crashed. That gave everyone aboard exactly three and a half minutes to say a final prayer . . . Washington Scene HUBBY MIGHT ADOPT K TACTICS By GEORGE DIXON WASHINGTON-I was winding up a Caribbean vacation on Florida's Key Biscayne the other day with a pile of back newspapers I had missed in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. One type of news kept repeating itself. Finally I flung down the last paper, removed a shoe for table-rapping purposes, and invaded the sovereign domain of a young; woman named Ymelda (pronounced "Boun Own"). "If you don't give me more walking around money," I threatened, "I will have no recourse but to seek aid from the Communists." Instead of capitulating, Ymelda asked: "Why are you going around with one shoe oft and' one shoe ESTABLISHEO--T4fa~ JAMES S. NABOHS PUBLISHER GLENN HEATH EDITOR JOHN F. GREEN BUSINESS MANAGER GEORGE BEACOM Advertising Manager ROBERTA DANSBY Managing Editor LeROY BYHD Women's Editor MORRIS FREEMAN Mechanical Superintendent E. E. (Tex) HENDRIX Circulation Manager BERNICE ELDER Office Manager Published daily and Sunday except Saturday by Review Pub. Ushers, Inc., 307 E. Park Ave., Fieepoit, Texas. Jamei S. Nabors, Piesideni. 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 oi Texas Daily Preis Association, Texas Press Association. Represented nationally by Texas Newspaper Hepre- lentatives. Inc., P. 0. Box 308, Baytown, Texas; Houston CA 8-2643. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier. Daily and Sunday; $1.40 per month; Daily only. $1.15 per month. Mail rates upon request. All mail subscription rates in advance. Entered ai second class matter March 21, 1952. at the Freeport, Texas, Post Office, under the Act of Congress ol March 8, 1870. BY B . JAY 8 E f K E R dealer. vulnerable. NOBXH *KQ72 V1063 BAST 485 ** 4K3 Boutb Wert Worth East *4 Pble, Redble. Pasa Pass 2+ 24 Pass Opening lead—six of spades. Adverse bidding 1 frequently points tha way to the best line el play-ftr declarer to pursue. la fliia hand, for example, where South is playing- four upadeg, it becomes obvious, once dummy appear*, that West has all or practically all of the missing high-cdrd. strength. Declarer sees that hip aide has 26 of the 40 high-card points in the deck, and it is not unreasonable for him to assume that West, who doubled the spade bid, has the missing ll points. JTitb Uiig in mind, therefore, •th muet realize that the con- T to J» danger if h» relies on the success of both the dub and leart finesses. He should mark West with the king oC clubs and A.-Q of heart*, as well aa the ace of diamonds. He should therefore reason that, since tackling both suits in the normal way will probably lead to the loss of four tricks, an alternate method of playing the hand must be sought. The only feasible way of saving 1 one of his losers is to try to set up aa endplay position. Declarer begins by taking the A-K of spades and a club finesse. West wins and returns a club (best). South cashes two clubs, over* taking with the ace, but does not cash the nine. He then leads a low diamond. West cannot afford to go up with the ace because this would enable declarer to discard a heart later on the queen, BO he ducks. The queen wins and South crosses to his hand with a trump. Declarer now cashes the nine of clubs, discarding a diamond from dummy. Then he plays the king of diamonds. West takes the ace, but regardless of what he returns, South loses only one heart trick. It is essential to delay cashing the nine of clubs. If South cashes the club too soon and discards a diamond, West defeats the contract by going up with the ace of diamonds as soon as the suit is led and returning a diamond. on like deedle, deedle dumping my son John?" "I was not aware you had a son," I said, eyes narrowing, "only daughters. When did !hh blessed event, if we may employ a controversial adjective, taka place?" "You are one of the few people in the whole world who never heard of my son John," said Ymelda fawningly. "But what 1)0 you propose to do with that shoe in your hand?" "Express non-concurrence," I replied. "If you fail to see eye to eye with my agenda I am p;o- ing to bang the table with it" Ymelda said the hotel management might not relish having its table banged. "That is a bourgeois philosophy," I said. "Do you think Mr. Khrushchev was concerned with any such petty considerations when he whanged the table at «he United Nations? No sir—if I may say so, he was a freebooter." "Most amusing!" frowned Ymelda, obviously not giving an Aswan dam. "But what is this about being forced to seek Communist assistance if I don't give you more walking around money?" "I am merely keeping in with the spirit of the times," I explained. "There's been hardly a day since we left Washington thnt somebody hasn't threatened to go to the Communists if we dWnt shell out.' "That's an old triok," said Ymeida. "Who would fall for that hoary one any more?" "Us," I replied. "We fall for It —over and over—and it looks as if we'll keep falling for it jntil our total gold reserve wouldn't fill a front tooth. Why, there 3 even talk in a country as sound as Ecuador about laving to hirn to the Soviet Union for support." Ymelda (pronounced "chaos in Laos") declared that Ecuador would never go to the Communists for money. I said this wasn't altogether a money matter. "Ecuador," I said, "Is unhanoy because the United States, Argentina, Brazil and Chile rul-'d against it in its century-old borler dispute with Peru. So you see, any excuse will suffice for threatening to turn Communist, even =m old border. Now do I, or do I not, get an increase in my representation alowance?" "What is a representation ii- lowance?" asked Ymelda. "It is a technical State Depirt- ment term meaning 'whisky money.' Our ambassadors are not encouraged to put 'booze' in their vouchers so they must ask 'or representation allowances, or r.-y their entertainment bills out of their own pockets. This means an ambassador either has to be ricn or obtain aid from the Communists. We don't want that, do we? ' "Which?" asked Ymelda. I went over the whole situation again, saying the threat of tur.iing Communist seemed to be so elfc-o tive for foreigners it might ije- come popular domestically, jnd that husbands would begin itsin-; it on wives, and wives on husbands to get what they wanted. Ymeldi declaicd it would never work with her. "Brave talk!" I scoffed. "But what'll you do when I come home some night with development funds from the Kremlin?' "I'll defect." counter-threatened Ymelda. THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS EDfTOWAiPAGE Page 4 Brazosport and Bragoria County, Texas, Wed., January 11-1961 GOOD RESOLUTION Letters To The Editor FINDS FREEDOM STILL ON TRIAL To The Facts: In July, 1925, in a town called Daton, Tennessee* freedom to think was on trial. The events portrayed dramatically in "Inherit the Wind" happened. They happened in America. They happened in America in the lifetime of men living today. "Inherit the Wind" reminds us that freedom has been on trial. Mr. Orsini's letter reminds us that freedom to think is on trial. In his fanatic fear that history is inspired by Moscow, he poses as great a threat to freedom as do m«n with an opposite belief who would likewise destroy the right to think. Charles J. Wilson Jr. Freeport LAUDS COVERAGE, RESULfS To The Facts: It gives me a great deal of pleasure to write a letter of thanks for a job well done by the Brazosport Facts and your cooperation in getting this job well done. At various times Top Value has had ads in the Brazosport Facts for individual accounts and regular company ads. The results have been very gratifying in both respects. Hal Boyle We have found that your paper has a very wide coverage, as well as many readers. Our type ads and the results we have had prove this with the results we get. Many of our coupons for Top Value Stamps are returned from miles away. This is what makes your paper the advertising media it is. To be more specific, I'll relate one instance. We announced the opening of our new redemption store located in Freeport through your paper. At this time we held a drawing and found registrations from Port Arthur and Beaumont. This was an important fact to me. Again I wish to thank you for your cooperation we have had in the past year. H. F. Bauer, zone manager Top Value Enterprises, Inc. IF YOU'RE LAZY, TRY 450 MOTHS NEW YORK <AP) — Things a columnist might never know if he didn't open his mail: If your wife is looking for a good lazy way to clean out an old clothes closet, tell her just to toss 450 moths in it and shut the dnor . . . Theoretically the offspring of the moths in a year can eat fabrics equal in weight to a die^el locomotive. No wonder it's so hard for many of us to see our way clear . . . Some 90 million Americans have the vision problem called astigmatism. The good old days: In 1834 Delmonico's, later a world-renowned restaurant, printed the first Known bill of fare in this country . . . Sample items: Cup of colfee, one cent; soup, two cents; beef stew, four cents; ham and eggs or roast chicken, a dime—and a full meal 12 cents! Ki(;ns of our times: Seen on the back of a truck: "I'm driving carefully because I'm a coward." Even if you're a film fan, Its an iK'.ds-on bet you can't name ')* first all-talking movie ... It was "Lights of New York,' made in 1928. Our quotable notables: "One should be either sad or joyful," said playwright Eugene O'Neill. "Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers." Geography lesson: There is a village in Scotland called "Peace and Plenty." Most fires start in homes, but in 1959 fire damaged or destroyed 3,000 churches . . . Fires break out in eight to ten U.S. ehurthss every day. A footgear manufacturer clajns leather treated with a special plastic will enable it to wear five 'imes as long . . . Now if someone will just develop another plastic tnat will make children's feet grow live times as slowly, the average parent will feel he can keep the kids in shoes without bankrupting tl>t family. Alexander Graham Bell might be pleased to know that a researcher here found most Mr-* Yorkers hoar boiler with Ihcir let! than their right oars . . . The possible reason: They spend so much time with their left ear glued to a telephone it develops more acuity. Mother Nature, not man, invented the first submarine snorkel . . . For untold ages elephaii's have been able to walk across the bottoms of rivers by thrusting their trunks to the surface raid using them as beating tubes. Flying theaters: Some airlines are planning to entertain passengers by showing free first-run movies during jet flights ... As usual, we suppose, the profit will come from the popcorn. Wisecrack of the week: Comie Jack Wakefield defines a bikini as —the little bit that isn't bare: Hint to housewives: To help your husband when he starts his usual struggle to fill out nis income tax form, why not paint l»s study in blue and scarlet stripe..? ... It has been found that blu^- palnted walls quiet violent mcniil patients, and red walls cheer up severe cases o( depression. Jittery monarch: King Henry Jl was so nervous he couldn't sit at a tnble .. and always ate : 'is meals standing up. Speaking of food, did you Know that some desert people in Afrua and Asia still roast and grind 10- cusls and mix them with flour lo make bread? It was Gen. Fowler who i,b- served in winter, "Each ip.j,v- fluke is the soul of one who dinj without love, or with a song unsung." SOUTHWESTERN OIL OIL REMEDIES MAY BF. DELAYED By MAX B. SKKI.TON HOUSTON (AP) - Congress probably will take little action th's year on oil problems. The second session oi Congress next year, however, may be a different story Many industry spokesmen believe any recommendations on oil problems will not be placed before Congress by the new administration until late this year or early in 1%2. Gasoline taxes, however, will ae a definite exception in tliat a temporary one cent tax is to ixpire June 30 unless Congress authorizes an extension. The industry K campaigning vigorously againrt an extension. Another exception may be the depletion tax allowance. Presi- dent-elect John Kennedy is nt't expected to act quickly but senators opposing the full 27'/i nor cent probably will make anotlvr effort to obtain a reduclion. El forts lo tack graduated reduction riders onto Senate bills ha/e failed the past three years. Kennedy voted for a graduated reduclion as late as Uisl June but his presidential campaign incliidrj repeated statements an over-all study of l he mattei .should l>? made. Suc-h an approach would require considerable lime. Otherwise, Wiishin^ion be^n the new year with the same r'l problems liuit received little or MO action from the Slith Congrt-sx ol the past two years—natural jas legislation, oil imports, and I'-e controversial proposals culling frr a national fuels policy study. A new version of a bill would remove or minimize federal regulation of natural r is wellhead prices has been draficrj by a lask force that includes .-co- iCM'iilutiveg ol all segments oi tl>e Industry, producers, plpi>lini.-i<, and distributors. Similar Mis were vetoed by Presidents Truman and Eisenhower. Many n- diistry leaders ami many members ol Congress believe any effort to get u third bill ihrnuUi CoiiKrefis would require sir IMIJ support from the While Houw. Tlie natural gas controversy il<d not figure prominently in 'oe presidential campaign but Kennedy, in Hie House- and Senate, voted agairjit both the bills Out were vetoed. WEDNESDAY ON TV 'MMNNFT, fl CIIANNhr, A »rno.TV 2 xYiYir -iv • KH.U-TV i 11 1 1 . ClVANNM, 4 :W> B tooiwy Town OD Knrly Show — "Cnll- fornln Mnll," Dick Fnrim (0 Amcrlciin TlnmUlmul 4:10 & rcoplc.'n C'linli-o_ _ B M OJ kltlrlkVl>mMy^"^_ KslO O Sim fmiii'lsni Pent 8:i,V O bunny r>on _______ B;30 ffl News -Broils . _ (0 Roy RuRgrq Bill) O Almnimc Jlewirttl _ &:)•> O Itunllej-.nrlnl-lo.v O UN Review —.A PHI Ri-nm produced wlih Hie J.IH\BII« of Women Voli'is (D DOUIJ Edwards, News WEDNESDAY KVKX ixo 6:00 O Now*, KpiirtK O Biology 101. S \VhlrlyliIrils News, Kay Cowiway 5i7i B NcwRTwi'itiii'ci O) Weather, .Sports, Con_ nwny Comment* 'ej3FO_WaKoii Trti iii^~"T!ii» JPutlcnce. Miller 5 t'o'r'y," Hliiimla Fleming, Slleliiiel A n s u r «; u mlsslmui'y rlnil.ii'H with mi Imllnn dt'Tho Aqunhnuts — "Nl- iignrn Dive," Andrews ami Lnlir try'to rescue a diver m. Niagara Fitlls O) Hong Koni{ >— "Lesson in l-Vnr," Kvalis becomes imc-lved tvitli n beautiful t;!rl and smuggling _ B:<S O Americans nt Work J;00 p Mathematics 132 1:30 ef 'i«iTca~I» ItU'lit— Arlcno l-'rnncU, hostess; COUHC OJ Wanted Dead or Allva — itanilnll protects a lawyer's wife • CB Ozzie and Harriet — "The Sate Husbands." Oz/.ie nnd Joe play a practical joke on theii 1 wives __ ti'W O Frontier to Space- — •' ' -nigh ' Altitude Photo-graphs" I- :IIO O Hub Hope Show — Filmed sequence* of Hope's Vtilotlile tour at American Iniscs In the Curililioan, \vllh '/«a '/.fa <; u h <i r, Ainly William*, •linils I'alKf, Jerry t.'olnn- n.i, Anllii Hr.viinl, 1'clor Leeds, I.CK Hi-own ft World of Literature — "Wordsworth" ID Two Faces Wcsl 10 Hawaiian Eye — "A Touch of Velvet," a prize- winnlnR artist is slain . ,: »::in Q) I'vn Hot n Secret '»•>-, O Invift.'S of Art—"VIM 1 lo l.cuHloii In IfHiO with 1.,'niliivn Dore 1 ' ... !i ;ito 61 ''''lor I.nvM Mrtry — 1'i'tpi- i> t.ilton lij oililaki to u. iiomlt lp*l hlto O 'iho .\ils in iliABlon ID U. S. Steel Hutu 1 —"Tin M.nini! Machine," Dlani I,.vim. Gcoi'no Grlnxnrd, (irrnlillno Urnoks, John Kilcsnn; comedy nbout 8 C.lil who mlstnltcs n mar- <fiiw iniremi for nn cm* lili-ymrnt nqeucy IB Nuked City—"Mtirth* Is n Face I Know," Thcmlove Hikcl; nn Imml* ynntl sloroherppr Is ac- i.-reily n hired'klllef fi:;)ii CT Illglmny Patrol fil Tlw liri'l Alylh — "The Jlhih of llohhovlsm" ll|:0il £1 Itoivjh IMili'rx ftl, Wpnlher (0 TiKhtropn in:).-! Gl Uiltf Show — "KlR?it :ui(l nay," dry Grnnt, Alexis S m i 1 It; Ihe film Imscd oil Ihe life of Colo i H-MO 19 in lnu II :3D _ _ ft Xe\vs, S|ior(* (B Follow 'I'lmt ^lan ft Jiu-k I'nnr— ilermlont (illiquid, ,T ft p k HnskMI, 1 : 1 1 I o I t It B I il, Arlluit Trniii'liur. Sid flouldi COI.OIt. (B _tpjriro Pioneers 13:00 Q Ml<liilRlit\vlth Marietta (D News Final _ THtm.SD.YY MOKX1XH Tlnii!, ( iiiiiiiiil, riii!inlitr.v;_coi.OI ~ __ ^_ _ 1:00 Q Olive (liirriiwiiy Toilnj _, __ ._ (D Fiirm HciHirl^, Ncivs _7:i:i (D .\ir Caliix)se,_ Englncel "7:30 O "BioioRV 1G1~ _ (B MomiMK Kdillon Nmv» X:ci<> (0 Cadet Uoii 8:15 O Mathematics 132 Q) Cnpt Ka 8::iO (0 .Tinnblcwccd Time O T«» Palletn Try and Stop Me • : By BENNETT CERF— JOHN PARKER tells about a prosperous planter in Ken- J tucky who decided to run for governor. He wasn't much ion speech making, but he played the violin very well indeed, land backwoods voters flocked to listen to him. Then his opponent, a no - holds - barred politician, made a valuable discovery. The planter played the fiddle left- handed. From that day on, the politician's chief campaign argument was, "When my aristocratic opponent .plays for his millionaire friends in the big cities, he plays right- handed. But when he comes here to see you country folk—nature's noblemen, the salt of the earth, tha backbone of Kaintucky—what docs he do? He plays left- handed.: He thinks that's good enough for you. He thinks you're too dumb to know the difference!" After that all the planter's protestations that he was naturally left-handed were drowned in boos and catcalls. He was lucky to escape with his life. O 1351, by Bennett Cert. Distributed by King 7eaturu Syadlcat* DAILY CROSSWORD ACROSS 1. Valley (poet.) B. Bush 10. Farm animate 11. Coronet 12. Level 13. Care-leas 15. Maji's hat 17. Siamese coin 1 18. Utah mountains l 21. Id cat (abbr.) j 22. Wound 2 mark 2 25. Twofold 27. Asuumed namo 29. Bikini 30. Aircraft shod 32. Crude metal* 33. Kxint 31. Put forth effort 36. Decay 38, New York lake- 42. Fit for tillage K. fruit 48. Iroquol- ans 17. Olrl's name 48. Copenhagen ntlzc'iin 49. Wltncieei DOWN 1, Remove, M a hat 2. Wheel IP India 3. Guide. 23. Uttered 1. One's noljily attendants 21. French S. Hops fiber river 5. Hasten 20. Nelgh- 1. Male sheep bur S. Biblical (dial.) name 28. Wind J. Famous Inatru- French mc nt prison (colloq.) 1. Make* 31. Hhort resolute Intermingle 3. Japanene 35. Hiullum. measure fsyni.) 3. Hcefwood 87. Old Irish 1. Facsimiles capital t. African 38. Congo desert river 1 to 11 D W •fi " JO TJ fa •U %H % 2. % ij •M ''" 3 ^ '* %/ 11 * 16 34 ^ •U % % % (to ^//. 'Jii ^ •W s u 11 A W/< J ' Ui *• % V i» % a % % ^ L ~*~ L -.? Iff" '.ip; ©i| Y»Urd>y*> AntwrT n 40. Strong wind 41. Mucaw» 43. Coal — 41. .Sheltered siila T~ % lo il M Ar 4» u >7 % 34, % J » y jj ^ *> Y'< % |4 % 4i t-u

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