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* ** Tuesday. March 1, 1966 Editorials And Features ^Squeaker' Vote Might Have Ominous Portent A "squeaker" vote in the House last week has given administration leaders cause for concern over the prospects for pushing costly domestic programs through Congress this year. It came on a Republican - backed motion to strike from the President's emergency tax bill a provision restoring recent reductions in excise taxes on automobiles and telephone calls. The motion lost by a scant 20 votes out of 394 total votes. The margin of victory for the President's forces was 22 votes cast by Republicans against the motion. They were joined bv 185 Democrats. More significant was the fact that 76 Democrats joined 111 Republicans in support of the motion. This was one of the largest defections in some time and it came on the first major test vote of 1966 on an administration measure. What has the President's congressional leaders worried is that the tax bill was labeled as a defense measure— its purpose was to raise money to help pay for the cost of the war in Viet Nam. If they can win by only 20 votes on a proposal so closely related to the war. some administration leaders are asking themselves, what will happen when the chips are down on a purely domestic proposition? House Republicans alreadv have served public notice that they will fight all new and costly domestic programs which they consider nonessential, and they expect lots of help from conservative Democrats. So long as the fighting in Viet Nam continues to drainly heavily on federal revenues, the Republicans insist, nonessential domestic spending must be held down to prevent inflation. Most Republicans consider some of the President's "Great Society" programs as strictly nonessential. They apply that label to some of the existing programs and some of the proposed measures. Republicans hope to make inflation, or the threat of inflation, a major issue in their bid to pick up seats in the congressional elections next November. If the danger continues, they plan to blame the Democrats. If it lessens, they will claim the credit. Perhaps the first real test of the domestic budget cutters' strength will come when the House considers Johnson's request for $30 million for rent subsidies and $13 million to finance the Teachers Corps. Both projects were authorized last year as "Great Society" programs, but Congress refused to finance them. A bill to put up the money is before the House Appropriations Committee and will be coming to the House floor soon. What happens to them could be the tip-off to what will happen to some of the more costly measures to follow. Fulton Lewis Speaks -Nixon Overwhelming GOP Favorite In 1968 By FUZ.TOA' LEWIS JR- WASfflNGTON— Richard Milhous Nixon is an overwhelming favorite for the 196S Republican Presidential nomination. A Gallup poll of registered Republicans gives Nixon a 2-1 edge over his nearest competitor, his 1960 running mate, Henry Cabot Lodge. A survey of GOP leaders conducted by Esquire magazine shows the former vice president with a margin of 5-1 over Michigan Gov. George Romney. Other Republican possibilities trail far behind. Nixon has the support of party pros in every section of the country, of conservatives and liberals alike. Explains Edward G. Janeway, GOP national committeeman from Vermont: "At this moment, Nixon seems to be the only person who has the ear and respect of almost all factions." Rep. Robert J. Corbett of Pennsylvania, a Republican liberal, endorsed Nixon, asserting that he alone can unite the party in 1968. Republicans who backed Barry Goldwater in 1964 have, almost to a man, lined up behind Nixon. In this group is Rep. John Rhodes (R.-Ariz.), influential chairman of the House GOP Policy Committee. Since the debacle of '64, Nixon has traveled more than 100,000 miles addressing party groups, raising funds, spreading the doctrine of party unity. He has counseled Republicans against ideological bloodletting and urged an all - out effort for the 1966 campaign. Nixon believes, sincere^-, that this is a golden year of opportunity for his party. In taiks with intimates, he predicts a gain of more than 40 seats in the House and of several hundred in the various state legisla- lures. He sees, too. the election of new Senators and governors. The former vice president cites three basic reasons for his optimism: an impressive sroup of attractive young Republicans who will be seeking office in the fall; a badly divided Democratic Party, particularly in the vote- heavy states of California, New York and Pennsylvania — and the declining popularity of Lyndon Johnson. Nixon believes that Republicans have a wealth of issues for the upcoming campaign — the vnr in Viet Nam, the scandal- ridden anti - poverty program, Administration credibility. The high cost of living, he says, should and will emerge as a central issue of the 1966 campaign. Before the year is out, he predicts, the American people will face higher taxes, higher prices and, possibly, direct controls on the economy. And there "will be only one place to put the blame," Nixon tells GOP candidates, "on LBJ himself and his congressional yes - men." Rep. John Byrnes (R.-Wis.), ranking Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, agrees. He and other Republicans have denounced the Administration budget, the largest in peacetime history. "With inflation threatening the stability of a boom economy, with costs of a bitter war rising fast," Byrnes says, "it would seem vital that the nation recognize that it must either establish certain priorities in public spending, or face the real dangers of either inflation or federal Daily C MM ' ACROSS 44 l.Bog 4. Heaves 9. Strip 10. On all sides 12. Roman 3 poet : 33. Beams, ; planks, boards, etc. 14. Fabled flier ( 15. One easily fleeced 16. Malay Archipelago: abbr. 17. Vestiges 19. Demolish 21. Type of tray 22. Always 23. Thin strips of wood. 26. Iron 27. Poultry pen 28. BUl's partner 29, Actress Magnani 30. Having' a handle 34. See! 35. Not one 37. Big Day in Spring 38. Awaken 40. Certain seaman coins 42.T»re 43. Small amounts i . Bei to Do B .Pr >. He i. Re of 1. Co ca 5. Li 3. La M« ha 7. Va S. Mi ac 3-b no ^ 9 ie 14 17 ^ 25 27 W 54 58 41 % Tossworc <ING FEATURE onging- 9. Dia- Eliza. mond olittle fragments OWN 11. Towels efer for ath exampl lative 15. Minus Eddie 18. 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The rent dollar is now worth 87 cents, the transportation dollar 82 cents. The home building dollar has declined to 80 cents, the college - cost dollar to 76 cents, and the auto insurance dollar to 74 cents. The doublefalk of Administration economists cannot obscure the fact that reckless govern - ment spending has kicked off a perilous inflation. Republicans who campaign as advocates of fiscal sanity will be the big winners in November, predict Nixon and other party leaders. Broad OAS Power Bid Is Opposed PANAMA (AP) — A U.S. proposal to give broad new powers to the Council of the Organization of American States to settle disputes appears headed for tough sledding in a special 20- nation committee which opened a four-week meeting here Monday. The committee is to draw up reforms to the OAS Charter to revitalize the inter-American system's political, economic and cultural action. Th« draft amendments will be taken up by a special meeting of inter-American foreign ministers to be held in Buenos Aires in July. The United States sent the committee a series of amendments Sunday to empower the presently powerless OAS Council to take up disputes between member states. A dispute could beput before the council by one of the nations involved or by any member of the OAS. The council could recommend provisional measures to prevent aggravation of a dispute, conduct fact-finding investigations in the territory of nations which agreed to that, and recommend procedures for settling the dispute. At present the council can not act in a dispute. It can only call a consultation meeting of foreign ministers to consider urgent problems. Ecuador, which has a long border dispute with Peru, also has proposed a series of charter amendments which would enable the council to take up "any situation or controversy between two or more member states, either on its own initia^ tivc or when asked by one of the interested parties or by a resolution of a foreign ministers' meeting. Delegates from some other Latin-American nations view the proposals with concern. They fear they might give the council too much power which could lead to the reopening of old controversies, such as border disputes. So That Is Wkat It Is? By HENRY McLEMOKE I went home last night and found the kitchen of my house filled with sterilized jars, cutup string beans, sliced beets, pickled onions, and chopped rutabagas. Bent over the stove, wrapped in an apron, was Mary, my wife. She didn't even look up when I walked in and, daring the flame of the burners, kissed her on the forehead. "What in the world are you doing?" I asked. "Cooking and canning for Luci and Pat." she said, giving a big pot of beans a stir. "Luci and Pat who?" I asked. "Don't you ever read the newspaper?" Mary asked, as sh poured some molasses into the bubbling beans. "I am cooking and canning for Luci Johnson, the President's daughter, and Pat Nugent, the boy she is going to marry." "That's very nice." I said. "Maybe I'll wind up becoming an Ambassador to somewhere. But I still don't understand it." Mary explained. She had read in some magazine that Luci Johnson had said that when she and Pat Nugent were married they were going to live on Pat's salary — "He would want it that way" —and that Pat's salary at the moment was $93.90 a month. "They are going to need help at the start," Mary said, "and I intend to help them. I am not going to have the daughter of my President without enough to put on the table when her husband comes in from work at night. I am going to send her a big box of home canned food. It will be welcome, you can bet on that. Want to slice some more beets? 1 ' Of course I did. Like Mary, I don't want Luci or Pat to have a hungry moment. Can you imagine what the Russians would do with that? "President's Daughter Near Starving," Pravda would say in a headline. "Luci and Pat Beg For Scraps in Washington," the Peking papers would announce. It wouldn't look good, would it, to have the President include his daughter's home in a poverty pocket? And he would have to do that if no one pitched in and helped, as my wife is, and Luci and Pat had to live on $93.90 a month. With only S93.90 a month, Luci and Pat would have to watch their pennies. They couldn't afford bus fare to the airport to see their parents take off for that river in Texas. They couldn't afford a taxi to the White House to attend a musical or a barbecue. They'd just be stuck in a one- room apartment with Luci warming left-overs, and Pat out at night selling Christmas cards for pin money. Of course, Luci could keep selling magazines articles on her married life — but that doesn't sound too dignified for a President's daughter, does it? So, you'll excuse me if I quit writing and go back to canning and pickling. ROUND-AND-ROUND THEY GO, WHEN THEY STOP—? Washington Merry-Go-Round~ Congress Probing TV Favors To Advertisers By DHEW PEARSON WASHINGTON — At long last the big TV networks are coming in for some real investigating by Congress. Rep. John Dingell, the Detroit Democrat, chairman of a House Small Business Subcommittee, has been digging into the scandalous manner in which small companies have had to sell out to big companies simply because the networks gave their big competitors outrageous advertising discounts. Sometimes these discounts have run as high as 75 per cent. The discounts are the equivalent of having the networks give a cheaper rate to the Republican party because it has spent more money on TV advertising than the Democrats. Lee Loevinger, a Federal Communications Commissioner, accused his own commission of pussy - footing on this during a hearing before Rep. DingelTs committee. He pointed out that so far only CBS had abandoned the discount system to big advertisers. "It takes very little imagination to see that an advertiser who is spending $6 million a year and who is buying his time for, let us say. half of what it costs a smaller rival, has an advantage," declared Loevinger. He added that the FCC "so far has ignored the matter of advertising discounts." Fred Hartman Editor and Publisher James H. Hale General Manager Preston Pendergrass Managing Editor Beulah Mae Jackson Assistant To The Publisher Bill Hartman Assistant To The Publisher Ann B. Pritchett Office Manager ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT John Wad'ey Manager Paul Putman Retail Manager Corrie Laughlin National Manager Entered as second class matter at the Baytown. Texas, 77521 Post Office under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Published afternoons. Monday through Friday, and Sundays by The Baytown Sun, Inc.. at 1301 Memorial Drive in Baytown, Texas. P. O. Box 308. Baytown 77521 Subscription Rates By Carrier $1.60 Month, S19.2O per Year Mail rates on request Represented Nationally By Texas Newspaper Representatives. Inc. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Trie Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republicatlon of any nrws dispatches credited to It or not othenrise credited In this paper and local news of spontaneous origin published herein. RJjrhts of repuWication of all other matter he*-ein are alao reserved. Loevinger reported that a former FCC official quit his Job because "we were chasing small radio stations engaged in too many spot announcements and ignoring the television networks rvith respect to large advertisers." "THE NETWORKS don't sell television sets yet, do they?" asked Rep. Charles' Weltner, D- Ga. "They don't sell sets," replied FCC Chairman E. William Henry. "Of course, RCA sells sets, and RCA owns NBC." Weltner — "Does NBC own a baseball team?" Henry — "Not yet. CBS owns the New York Yankees." Welmer — "It seems to me that if they sell a few television sets they would have not only the means of transrnittal and the means of distribution, and the means of reception, but they would also have the subject matter to go through the whole chain- That would pretty well make one monolithic structure of television to the American public." THE PRIVATE chat between Secretary of Labor Willard Wirtz and AFL - CIO boss George Meany in Miami was a lot more colorful than they later let on to newsmen. At one point after Wirtz sought labor's agreement to a hold - the - line policy on minimum wages Meanv declared: "The answer has to be 'no,' Willard. We supported you fellows in the Johnson administration in the last election — but we didn't marry you." The AFL - CIO has been advocating Congressional approval of a boost in the national minimum wage level from 51.25 an hour to 51.40 this year and to 51.60 in 1967. However, Gardner Ackley. White House economic ad- Did You Know? Mallards are the most abundant and heavily hunted waterfowl in North America, the National Geographic says. Gunners await the birds in marshes of Manitoba, along- the lakeshores of Minnesota, in Illinois cornfields, and Arkansas swamps, among other places. viser, favors postponing the second boost (to $1.60 an hour) until 1970. "He's thinking of numbers, while we're thinking of hungry people," declared Meany at the closed - door meeting. "There are now 17,3X3,000 workers receiving the bare minimum of 51.25 or less. If such a worker has a wife and two kids and labors 40 hours a week for 52 weeks, that means he gets 52,600 a year. "This is 5530 less than the 53,130 a year which this administration has set as a sort of poverty level for a family of four." The AFL - CfO leader also shook his head when Wirtz reported that President Johnson was worried about inflation if labor didn't support his 3.2 per cent guideline on future wage increase demands. "We don't feel that inflation is as near or as dangerous as the administration says." commented Meany. "If it is a threat, then let's give equal attention to cell- ings on prices and profits. Otherwise, labor will have to go on fighting for the best that we can get." The meeting was tense, though not loud or hostile. When Wirtz suggested that the AFL - CIO seemed to be deserting its pro- Johnson stand in the 1964 election, Meany countered; "Oh, no. Willard, we're not disaffected with Lyndon Johnson. We are with him 90 per cent of the time, but we intend to say so when we disagree with him 10 per cent." Bible Verse NEITHER BY the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. Hebrews 9:12 Williams is No Softie At Business By BOB THOMAS AP Movie-Television Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP> — Don't be deceived by that innocent air that Andy Williams exudes on his Monday night songfests. He can also be tough, as NBC is discovering. Andy is engaged in the annual fencing match that most television stars face when they near the end of the season. The ease of the Andy Williams Show is reported by its owner- star thusly: "Kraft (his sponsor) would like the show for another year, which I am under contract for. NEC tells me that I must sign for another two seasons after the next year — at th e same price. I said forget it. "Why, I lost 5100,000 this year over last because production costs have gone up. Actually I lost 5240.000. the reason being that Kraft doesn't want reruns, i figured to make 5140,000 on reruns. "I'm not saying that I've lost money over-all. Naturally I haven't done that. But I'd be silly to sign any deal without a 5 per cent annual increase; that's what the union raises are." The singer declared he is willing to scrap the weekly show rather than sign on NBC terms. He'd prefer to limit himself to a few specials and develop his movie career; he's up for a role in "Any Wednesday" with Jason Robards and Jane Fonda. Another NBC demand that rankles Williams is that he must do 32 shows instead of his regular 26, "I don't know how we're going to get enough ideas, enough guest stars for 32 shows: we have enough trouble with 26," he said. Yet the Andy Williams Show manages a high average. It is doubtless the most tastefully produced weekly show and hence attracts rare guests such as Julie Andrews and David McCallum. And so the fencing continues between star and network. Probably both sides will give in a little, and Andy Williams will be back next season, displaying his innocent ease in living coior, Money Bag Stolen From Parked Auto A First National Bank money bag containing S20 in cash was stolen from Horace L. Roberts' car while it wa s parked Friday morning in the 300 block of West DeFee. Roberts told Baytown police he had gone to the bank, returned to his car and placed the money bag beneath the seat while he went to the post office. He returned about five min- uts later at 9:35 a.m. The bag was discovered missing when he got to his place of business. The bag contained five rolls of nickels toip.itne S10, 10 rools of pennies totaling S3 and five 51 bills. Judgment Recovered In Slant Well Cases AUSTIN (AP) — Atty. Gen. Waggoner Carr announced Monday the recovery of an $8,900 judgment and court costs for the alleged operation o£ two slant oil wells in Rusk County. The judgment was against GM. Jordan of Gregg County, The wells were identified as Mark Oil Co.-M. C. Elliott Wells Nos. 2 and 3. Judgment was entered by Austin Dist. Judge Herman Jones. AVOID THE RUSH! HAVE YOUR CAR INSPECTED NOW Know Your Bridge By B. JAY BECKER TODAY'S GRAB BAG THE ANSWER, QUICK! 1. What Unitarian minister wrote some seventy juvenile books? 2. Who. for 40 years, headed Chicago's famous Hull House? 3. What are the seven deadly sins? 4. For -what was Mr. Micawber always waiting? 5. In weaving, what threads run against the woof? IT'S BEEN SAID Any man mny make a mi-stake, but none but a fool tci/Z continue in it. — Cicero. WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE AMBULATE — (A M-b y e h- LATE)—verb; to walk or move about, or from place to place. YOUR FUTURE Be on guard against deceit, damage to your reputation. Today's child will b* trusting, often Imposed-npon. BORN TODAY Folksinger-actor Harry Belafonte was born in 1927 in New York City. The family moved to Jamaica, British West Indies, when he was eight years old. Fiveyears later the family returned to New York. After a stint in t h e Navy, he studied acting but was unable to get a part. Instead, he took a job pushing a dress cart in the garment center, spending his off hours in a Broadway jazz club. The owner, having- heard him sing before, gave him an audition and a 20-week engagement Following this, he toured nationally, returning to New York to study folk music. He has made several record- By RUTH RAMSEY Central fr**t Writer ings, appeared in two movies, "Bright Road" and "Carmen Jones." and appeared on Broadway in "John Murray Anderson's Almanac." Others born this day are songstress Dinah Shore, poet Robert Lowell, cartoonist Edmund Duffy, author William Dean Howells. composer Frederic Chopin, bandleader Glenn Miller, actor David Niven and painter Oskar Kokoschka. IT HAPPENED TODAY On this day In 1781, the American Colonies adopted the Articles of Confederation, paving the way for a federal union. HOW'D YOU MAKE OUT? 1. Horatio Alger II. 2. Jane Addams. 3. Anger, sloth, gluttony, envy, lust, pride, covetousness. 4. "Something to turn up." 5. The warp. North dealer. Both sides vulnerable. NORTH 4653 ¥ AKQ105 *J72 AAK WEST EAST 4 A 10 4 J ¥96 *J7432 4. A KQ 10 8 3 +95 + 743 +Q108G5 SOUTH 4KQ9874 2 V8 464 A J92 The bidding: North East South West 1 9 Pass 14 2 + 3 V Pass 3 A Pass 44 Opening lead — king- of diamonds. A defender sees only his own hand and dummy's, but he should be busy at all times trying to construct and reconstruct declarer's hand so that he can deal with it in the most efficacious manner. It is a basic rule of defense that you don't credit declarer with a hand which permits him to make the contract. On the contrary, what you do is try to imagine some hand he may have which would allow you to defeat the contract. The imaginary hand will sometimes be farfetched, but it Is generally better to think In a. positive manner that permits defeat of the contract than in a negative manner that amounts to conceding the contract. Here is a typical case. Let's say you have the West hand and are defending- against four spades. You lead the king- of diamonds followed by the queen. East and South both following suit. In view of dummy's impressive hearts and clubs, you now know you cannot defeat the contract unless your side can take two trump tricks. All your thinking at this point is therefore devoted to imagining hands that South can hold—particularly his tramp holding — which would permit the contract to be defeated. Instead of thinking directly in terms O f South's possible trump holdings, it is somewhat easier to think of East's possible trump holdings. Some of these can lead to defeat of the contract provided you and your partner get the greatest possible mileage out of the trumps that you have. The proper play at trick three is a low diamond. This play will be effective if East ruffs high with any of these holdings in trumps: Q-x, J-x, singleton queen, or singleton jack. In aU these causes you would make two trump tricks with the A-10, Instead of one, when your partner's ruff promotes your ten into an extra trump trick. (O 1966. King Features Syndicate. Inc.)

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