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MBM MAIOJK>»T mm | The Facts m JAMES 1 NABOBS, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER GLENN HEATH Executive Editor CHESTERSURBER Dullness M»n*o«f DEPARTMENT MANAGEMENT GERALD DEW Retail Advertising Manager PEARLGLOVER Classified Advertising Manager JAMES A, BARNETTJR Managing Editor GEORGE W.JOHNSON Composing Room Foreman PATQUISENBERRY Press Room Foreman NANELLEMALLORY Office Manager CARRY HILL Circulation Director DIXONH NABORS Assistant to If* Pub»lsN-r ^^ GEORGE W.JOHNSON -^ DIXONH NABORS f ^ Composing Room Foreman r -m Assistant to lr»PubHsN-r Uomment, Upinion Published dally and Sunday except Saturday at »7 E. Park Ave., Freeport, Texas, by Review Publishers, inc., located at »» E. Park Ave., Freeport, Texas: James s. Nsbcrs, President. Subscription rates: By carrier. daily and Sunday. U lOper monm on rtqixM, and ore payable in advance Rales above irxluoe applicable Mies tax EDITORIAL POLICY News reporting In this newspaper shall be accurate ami fair Editorial expression shall always tw independent, outspoken and Mai! subscription rates are comctentKxrs FRIDAY, NOVEMBER It, 1»'5 BUSINESS MIRROR Redlining often provokes greenlining Hy JOHN Cl NMFF AP tlti*lne** Annlytt MIAMI HKACH, Kin.' iAP» When you speak of redlining, n consumer activist probably thinks of greenlining and M home 'mortgage lender sws well, he sws mi Redlining, as you probably have heard, occurs when a lender niark.s off a certain geographical territory, most likely in the blight area, ami declines to lend any numey there This often provokes the greenlinins reaction, in which depositors remove their savings, their greenbacks, from the offending 'institution and place them with one they conclude is more cooperative To those attending the annual meeting of the US League of •Savings Associations, whose membership includes institutions JIM BISHOP: REPORTER that make the majority of home loans, the Issue is simple but com pli-x In a narrow business sense, len dm say, investments in certain areas cannot be Justified "We s<iy we have to protect the funds of our savers," said Hoixvt Hnmi, of Portland, Ore, who assumed the league presidency at the convention "We Just cannot take the risk," he said Few people here deny that they iivoid doing business in the inner city They argue that they aren't tht» only ones, either, that a variety of business and even governmental enterprises <to the same thing lite "redlining" term irritates them The practice it describe*, they repeat, is merely the exercise of sound busuu'v* ftwi-ildn-i Ch»rf>T»>«l as business institutions, they say they cannot be. asked to solve -wdologtcal problems Congress seems not willing to agree. A bill calling for disclosure of big city areas in which loans are offered or denied is likely to paw both houses It could be an irritant, but more likely, say lenders here, it won't prove a thing "Those figures will be. expensive to come up with," said Harry Tate, director of urban affairs for (he league, "and the interpretation of what the numbers mean will be difficult lit determine " Some lenders already proclaim, that they aren't the only reason no little financial business is conducted in the blighted, inner city tore Ttwy imint the rn'ord will tho* lu*rw wcrw't mutk" there Ixttaujt' nobody asked for them While they don't try to conceal their belief thai the very Iwiwnott residential areas are beyond thflr ability to »«ve, the lender* no* have a program they feel could *ave whaff they call the "middle ring " Thin is an area of "mature coin- numitlen" lying betwwn the innermost circle and a ring of stable fteightMtrhtKxU It It an area In transition ll can go either way, but lenders say that at Iea»t they will ' have n chance to «m*ce*d Under a propowil already in- ! trtjduced by lt«"p Frank Anflumw,* D III , *o»n«< of ihwc middle ring* would u- dMignatet) Community Heutvestment Are«», in which private tctuk-r* and th*- federal government would sharf the ruk VIEWPOINT Mind Pl<tt4 I When good sports get together games, kidnappers When Dr. Claud.e Fly, then a 65- year-old agronomist, was captured by the Tupamaros a few years back, he spent his 208 days in captivity- writing a 600-page biography o'f himself and a 50-page "Christian Checklist," in which "he analyzed the New Testament to determine what were the ; do's and dont's' for a good Christian." In a similar situation, Sir Geoffrey Jackson, British ambassador- to Uruguay, began writing a series of children's s'Ties, When the Tupamaros confiscated the first, he mentally wrote and memorized 11 more in his eight months in a terrorist prison After regaining his freedom. Sir Geoffrey published all 12 as a book. International political kid- •tappings have been a growing and profitable business these past several years. And Americans have been the victims in 40 per cent of the cases. . • As is meet under these circumstances, the State Department and Pentagon have cooperated in making a study of what kind of men with what kind of attitudes survive, and what a man or woman can do to prevent getting captured in the first place. A part of the study has focused on Jackson and Fly because of their long imprisonment, their success in surviving with their emotions and personalities intact, and because of the apparent confusion these men created among their jailers, a confusion so great that "the terrorist organization found it necessary to remove guards who were- falling under their influence." That is, it was not Jackson and Fly who were brainwashed. Now it is not likely many of us will be captured by international terrorist* in one foreign country or another. But in reading the stories of these two men the thought comes to mind that the methods they used in their imprisonment might be equally valid for use by anyone who meets up with tragedy beyond our control — when we are left helpless and without hope. Neither man was young. Jackson was 56, Fly 65. Both had frailties and ailments. But, the study notes, "The two men had several qualities in common: Kach had enjoyed a successful professional life and had extensive experience in dealing w ith people. Each had strong family ties Moth knew how to control their tempers, understood the tactics of their jailers and knew how to cope with their own fears, anxieties ami periods of depression Both men likewise had firmly rooted values ..And they maintained their dignity through all the dehumanizing experiences of their long captivity "Perhaps most important, however, was the spiritual strength of the two men. Both were deeply- religious — and this gave them the strength to face Use constant threat of death. It also enabled them to deal with their captors as fellow human beings in the Christian concept. they avoided the corrosive effects of hate for their enemy." It was in this manner that both men broke down the antagonism of their captors. For the prisoners of a terrorist organization to so handle them selves is not easy, subjected as they arc to both subtle and crude in timidation aimed at disorienting them so thoroughly they are unable to defend themselves mentally or emotionally. The first step is to place a prisoner in a place away from daylight and to make certain there is no watch or clixk handy <& that he will lose his sense of time. In practice this is quite effective in making a man feel insecure and confused. He is totally isolated He will get no news He often has no contact with other prisoners for weeks or munths His guards are usually unfriendly He is under a scries of pressures — dirt, hunger, disease, and constant threat of death, spoken or implied There is a deliberate attempt to build up in each man a sense of total dependence on his captors and a belief he has been deserted by h».» friends and his country The attitude that will get a man through these experiences should enable him to meet most of life's crisis unbowed i\K.\» KEY WEST, Fla. It is night A breeze rustles the taffeta of the palm trees. The men in the Pier House IVar bend over drinks on a cuffcr table Curt dowdy, u man with a rwf of snow nver a ruddy fin- of >< f;u-<- talks of other itiivs. uther K' 1 "*'" 11 He it 5J. a rmtn wtn>s«' recognuiibk' voice c.ub.fr, stratix*'^ at the biir to turn H«- conns to K<". We.->t to t';!rn srgmenls <.>f his .\!U "The American Sportsman" shin He also likes the old town fur i!'. !<>nj> sleeps and the w;iv it d<«ses i!.s shutters ;igumst thing* like wurk Boog Powell ha* left the group Powell LS u huge- man with orange wavy hair He has a Ions bail for thr Cleveland Indum. The fact- is H»i young and naive to .s;<i£e a comeback And yet. that's wh.it Ikiotf has been doing He took hi.s tiny, (Lark wife in nil*hand, as one might siip an onyx nng on a finger, and bowrd ^otxlnijjhi Two men sit with Curt U<r*ily One is Nick l.Vnton/e. who own* Ktinji's KestAurant, but is sj.w-;uhn$; hit drinking money at the Pn-r House HANDSuSlKKoUKVKH Nick is big. ex-Navy He breathes through a busted iwsr Thr other n MERRY-GO-ROUND tlut old New York Yiinkev pun chim-llo Whitry Ford Handsome bail pl«iyt'M remain handsome fort", i-f Whitry hi ugh H and jokr* He has .1 he.nl full nf funny stortes ihicr. Ford pitched »h»-n Hobby Hrnwn vv.in pla>i{;g third i.»n<i nJudymx !!Hilici««- Thv) (.turned Mwir '*,iy 'hnniijh World Sc-rtrn plin Now its .1 sufwi-f. iUy SS}iii« k v Furd Kn ,i plumed iir'.r-ry in the Iw.trf, It "ftti.1 ;i;i t«u! rdfiifi Kuril *tll fr> ?>> t.*i«- third txiMftiiin cardinlvj^u! Ihibtt} llrvittii to jjc'. ii hyp.iM Whstcy *,!«, never a prvr !«•*••> pitcher He was a money thru'*or. liki 1 ,Vil M.ijjhf and (irvivrr Cifvel<i(»l Aic.iiuxk-r W>,«i five V,ink,i wjnird mm otit. Whitry could tfvt Uu'tii out NVk aims hit tnaUt.1 twdk j! (jowify '! heard yuu atuwiincr !!',<• World .Vrtes," he vaid "'Dwit «a« •-t.nnr- V-rti-i " (r.i-A<t> sJarvs i!«.r*n at hi-* >;lass "Smrnty one frf>m He'i »h«rt livi h< - th a Iw4l ftMtbal) "uf! twA tlir milte and Irttrt i ttwre ViVtv ivo yard markrrs field and half the p}ii)«-s h.ad thctr in mud His '" awl F M slaSiuci.* Along ihf Imp found MSM Jrrre l»a*kini. * •d in&ptt at thr I'nivrrsit) of He tciMptti h*r up like a gruundrf They've b*?n l.'Uft to* hr He { In ?h*- Vdnk,rt"» hdd Hl\ AlvfHatfitrr. nha> Hut the H«xlj{ | r4. wa.s q-ij!!tut|{ Wrtvi r in thrvr radto nirn In du*Ji(:«n '* as (>uvttiy for l>Jl!arsj«- dkrf!,^ '*jth iu>unc'ing Al f those hr*ft prubtrm Mri AHrfl. !n_i!r. TORI p!«i>fd h',n\ to Utrr. I'urt r wkp'y <-t ihr- l«>t »nj) acc if, hi* N«Jth u! r'c I 'ark fur ii ye^r-s AI.W \VS AMBtrHH H NIK' ,,V>rno t cvan Si TTW !Jut I'uft a.ik,». arr tig ri <sl Rs utiej j *iU (,'««»W be SJ fsvr HUJWT Ivids Mr M Arr th« hirr; The villain in CIA's Project AAudhen iiyJ-U'K ANDKItSDN' i also ar.-.co Kv and < A CONSERVATIVE VIEW WASHINGTON Deep within the d.'Lui Central Intelligence Agency. locked Holy 1 in one of its super-secret, -hrrf-way NO! combination safe?., is tin- story of an Cl,\ i* illegal operation A <,', t \ It was it CIA farce, an cxerciv- in ernj'lo domestic di-viltry, a Mack Senm,-'.! single' comedy come true It was calM Project Mudhcn 1 was the villain in this bit of CIA hilarity It began over rny access to information which the CIA had in '.ended for the President, n<vl t'or me The CIA's top .snoops were particularly upset over a M-rics <>', columns I wrote in late December, li/71 Tin; most urgent of ilu-ru warned that the Soviets had threatened to intercept a naval (ask force, which the C.S bad sent into the Hay of Bengal during (he India Pakistan war In another column, 1 wrote (hat the strongman we were hacking in rrMricis Cambodia, IMII .Vol. was "a sick oj*<r.-.i'ior;-< man, both phy-m ally and mentally " to C|-,,IM- C S officials were worried I cnlumni-.!^ reported, a taut his "haphazard, on! Projrrt of-channel and ill-coordinated U-«-aiiii- on conduct of nulttiirv operations " Mrn-f^ in <y, in Tltr jwo}«xt g'i', ili ctxir i-r 'ho .irvh f tnt.il -J. Vf-ar, my s-iur f i.V/, !)»• CIA j (or for i Hi;( 1 jm ifi'^ioo or r on Fob !.'». -<T i!«-",{*-r.iti \-X7j. the CtA rjn placet) mi- Twenty CJA and Finally. OUt of -,(!<• under survoHaiH' h«'av!ev laden with watkie talkies. si-«:rt't earner A A other Jam- •• Itond followci] me .irnund the country and office*' ' 'Illt'-i- i!.iin-(i!it cars were siratt'tjic.ill;, deployi-<J around rny liki- .1 vtt-ni' from a TV ;.-. n-.ifl;. >.n tail me whu-h'-irr • < !<i,tk ..ir.il dafoi'T routirw-s !o ',H'l.itr the law, which •> '.In- CIA to foreign fin-, 'Br.i!v f !> ifirt! by itiMM.! to atn a I'lA !th my house, on <.!i-r; flirtii'ti" Th»-s« For Ihf r.*'\l frw 4oc«{tj(Mfiif«} far j i 'I A *h*nk» l *'> Ttwy iai March 1!> to ratirh .} sbu'.Ui- phuir to Nrwark, N J , where v<tr,r o;o- spiratoria! l.mkinK youths hun!lr«! me info ji t'.ir ,'irKl firuvf rr ( r along ttuckrwuh to South urat^r Hu! my CIA rvortt were <1tMp ptxriUtl 'fin' circuitous royti- w;n l.ikrti dv JIVOK! traffic For all their ...riling i icr A < l\ m*nr,r»l the iluh Sr uju« of At o/ hi* r*- }«!fh. am! I Hy Utr Mi tiprd mr , m,i«ii» an r«-»i to c rrh. ,(( t - CIA i sp no', -.'!!, tlu:rt>for«-. CIA's detp. dark rnr deliver A Irctun- Al S^ton Hall I'mvcrnit) The iiluntton becamr ntort* hilariotts wbi-n CH.s crto-w thd i.irni- P».TIIXJ to film a TV rcjitrt on my act i <. i llr*, (or tin- »)i*>-* ".Sixty Minutes " For M-vrr.il tU>», Cli-*> carnrrnmcn (ollowi><l rnr A round.. with thr CIA earn era men, [>TfAunwbi>. rvo! fur b«<hind The result nniM It.r. r l*i-r, n w>urf-r» » brtr.j[ me I childrrn iirs trfi! pr On April I ur.tr^ihrd m> ruw iMii- tJd-ir o"*r, lur tu- <iurvr!ll«n(» M> it, 4 milj Un-aiwt (He jrA^^l (hem \<fl'i. !h<> mm with rtMcd thrtr Mjiil. di^ttorahirt.) >f rny Douglas: Pure silver, but tarnished By JAMES J. KILPATRICK William 0. Douglas took his seat on the Supreme Court April 17,1939. At the time of his retirement last week, he had served some 13,359 days. During these more than 36 years, he was in some ways the Court's greatest adornment, and in some its greatest shame. He ranks as one of the unforgettable Americans of this century. Douglas served under five chief justices — Hughes, Stone, Vinson, Warren, and Burger. He sat with more than one-fourth of the men ever to serve on the Court. His first opinion, in a case involving the oil depletion allowance, turns up in Volume 308 of the Supreme Court ittiports; his name now runs through a hundred volumes more. Oliver Wendell Holmes is in' iered, not altogether .-,-uiiy, as the "Great Dissen- 1 "By comparison with Douglas, • i.Im«s was a piJter. {n 1927, his year Itf greatest disagreement, Holmes a#iit«d only 16 tunes. Douglas | could disiwit that many times in a |»mgie mouth. Over the past three terms, jl«0 dissented 107 times in cases by formal opinion; he 1 at legit that many times on matters decided in chambers The most prolific writer in the Court's history, IJouglas was a glutton for work Until he was felled by illness, he regularly wrote twice as many opinions as any of his brothers on the Court Two years ago, when some of his younger colleagues complained of the work load and sought ways to reduce the burden, Douglas scoffed at their protest Justices, he said, were not overworked, they were underworked One of these years, Douglas's record for longevity doubtless will be broken. Justice William Kehnquist, if he Jive*, and serves to the age of M. could break it. But it seems unlikely that Douglas will be surpassed any time soon as a center of controversy and a target of fierce debate. He had a talent, unmatched since John Marshall, to set the adrenals pumping He was loathed or loved, but there was no middle ground. Pure silver, this one; but tarnished In iny own view, he should have been impeached and removed long ago This is because members of the Court are not subject to the rules of impeachment only, but to something more besides. The Constitution says they are to hold office "during good behavior." winch .sug^Kst:-. they maybe rernovtrd from offio,- if thi'ir bHuivior is ungM>d. or bud This was the case with William O Douglas not in terms of his private life, which was his own business, and not in terms of his work on the Court itself Ids t-v tracurricular activities as a member of the Court cannot b< forgotten, excused, or condoned It was not good behavior for Douglas, as a member of the Court, to serve at a salary of $12,UiO a year as head of the Parvin Foundation, knowing the Foundation to bi> financed by wheeling and dealing in the shadow world of Las Vegas casinos. It was not gowl behavior for Douglas, as an associate justice, to write for Playboy magazine. It wa.s riot good behavior for him to sell a $350 article to a convicted por nographer. U was not good behavior for him to let his byline- appear in AvarU (iarde and Evergreen He tarnished his own reputation by thus selling the respectability of the Court The House Judiciary Committee five years ago sought to paint this over with whitewash. These gross, errors of judgment un Douglas's part cannot be obliterated; and in any fair reading of the man's career, .^-.l U- given full account !•; tit-en said repeatedly m the ••A days, and it is true, thai j.-, was "ahead of his times " .spring o! 1SMU, mor»- than a 'sUHiier <.<-nlury ago, he wrote the Court -•> >••} (Je«'i-,ji/(; m The. (k-i/usioii ri--, i.TSt-d the con victiori of ii rabblenui.ser w-|ih a puisomd tongue A function of free ,5fx-f<->i. said Douglas, is to invite- dispute "It may indeed serve its high prupose when a induces a condition of unrest, creates dissatisfaction with conditions as they are, or even s(in> people to anger " Th*; opinion foreshadowed a trend in First Amendment thinking n<-'A firmly fixed in our law For the brilliance of his mind, the courage of tiks convictions, and his inexhaustible* energy, Douglas will justly be. praised With his resignation, the Court loses its only meinlwr capable of writing a quotable line Hii> was the lively flame, the rocket anger, the splendid explosion; and for all his transgressions, the Court will be sadly the poorer without him. ring ii round ii nwy iUlt ior tin- ' I A. I||«- lli'nl traumatic even! iK'vurrt*<! mi March 17 when I hiid ,1 lunrltfon tnwting with the Iht-n f'JA dirwlor, Hiihjird iitlms. at the MadtNon llotfl in W.ihhington Helms' piirpt.wc was to I'ATsuad*.' m<- to drop certain lines of inquiry that might create stt-unty problems Hut this required him to explain, unhappily, what sccrrt national applecarts niighl IM- upwt At Project Mudlit-n, thi'rcforc. the forthcoming i-ncounter was vu-wwl with grave alarm Th«> (TA. ! <• Unk a! (In- CIA the Kuin<ilviM-?, * fir alilc to »uic ca!(«gorn ally !ha( my viiircm were located either in the suir (H-part men! or (he National Security Agency, or the l>efrnw Intelligence Agenry. or the Naval Inlelhgenrr Command Mud/ven thus eximcratrd the CIA and uarruvml down lh* field of suArxTis t« about half the V S inlelligence community Will a .similar vxtnvmtuncc discover the Mitific uf iixtoy s column'' Watch out, CU! The kids on my blcx'k are rmdy for you Berry's World "You see, Susan, it you quit school end become a photographer, millions ol girls all over America will do the same thing!"

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