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Freeport, Texas
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Monday, November 22, 1971
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•;,W><< #9'!'.'" *„• Campus protest a faded fad? Last year violent campus demonstrations were conspicuous by their iry- frequency. In previous years, they'd ^been growing in support and intensity, set off by such radical breaks with tradition as the forceful occupation of administrative offices, Then it tapered down to such chronic trouble spots as Berkeley. There were hopeful signs last year that the destructive rebellion against the Establishment was a fad that had worn out its novelty, and for that reason had become unattractive to newer students. For any movement creates its own leadership, which forms a structure to further its cause with organized strength. Thereupon in its own little world this organization and its leaders become the Establishment, seeking to aggrandize power and suppress challenge. To emerge, the new crop of leaders must topple the establishment or counter it with a new movement. That's apparently what's happening this year. Prom university after university around the country, observers note, there are reports of a phenomenon not seen for some time. The latest campus craze is—study. For instance, the only issue to rally students at Yale this year has not been Vietnam or the Black Panthers, but a demand for longer library hours. At Stanford, the average number of students entering the library on any Sunday from noon to 1 p.m. last year was 250. On a recent Sunday. 653 did so. Figures are even higher on weekday nights, sometimes exceeding the library's total seating capacity of 1,520. Naturally the trend, if such it is, is the subject of much speculation. One professor suggests that a worsening economic situation may be at the basis of It. "The world outside Is getting harder," he says, A second theory has It that the decline of the radical movement in politics tuts made traditional pursuits, such us studying, important again. Students are no longer accused of "copping out" If they don't Join every protest against every injustice that exists in the world, Maybe one reason students uren't as involved in politics this year, suggests a junior, is that they don't feel they have either the knowledge or the power to change things. Or some students have decided to obtain that knowledge as the only real basis for the power to change things. JIM BISHOP: REPORTER The good doctor did his duty There is a Frank Me- Cormick in every city. He goes under different names, but the aura is the same: the dignity of the dedicated doctor. The original Dr. Frank Me- Cormick died a long time ago but those who knew him have long memories. He completed his internship at St. Francis Hospital in Jersey City in the summer of 1916. He was tall and skinny with a thickness of dark wavy hair and a naive notion that he was ordained a physician in order to help the poor and the afflicted. He asked a surgeon at St. Francis where he might find a good place to start a medical practice. "Try Bergen County," the doctor said, "It's too crowded down here. Go out in the sticks." McCormick rented a rig and a horse and started north. He was surprised to find a toll gate at the toot of Dan Kelly's Hill and had to pay two cents to get through. Englewood ,'was a sedate little town. It had its rich section on the hill; its shopping district along Palisade Avenue, and its poor near the tracks. On the third try, Frank McCormick rented an old bouse heavy with eaves and gingerbread and porches. He made his own sign, black letters on white board: "Frank McCormick, M.D." He bought two secondhand settees for the wailing room, a lithograph of "Lovers Fleeing Before the Storm" to hang on the wall, and made shelves for his meager medical library. THE OMENS WERE BAD Dr. McCormick didn't want to believe in omens, but, in his Gaelic mind, it was a losing fight. He said a prayer that he might make bis first patient well—just to give him courage. He was in denim, dusting books, when the bell rang. On the porch was a short dumpy woman with a little boy. The child was holding his ear. "Is the doctor in?" the woman said. Frank McCormick smiled. "I," he said, "am the doctor." "Excuse me," the woman said and hurried off the porch. He looked in a hall mirror and saw the dust-streaked face ' and the dirty hands. The omen was bad. A block away, a policeman was swinging a nightstick. The woman asked him where she might find a doctor for her boy. "You just passed one," he said. "McCormick." "Lord, no," she said, "he was filth from head to toe." The cop looked down bis mustache at the woman. "He just got in that house and he's probably cleaning up. Give the boy a chance." The woman returned. McCormick couldn't believe it. He begged her to tell him why she changed her mind. She told him about the policeman. Frank McCormick TIMELY QUOTES When Lincoln freed the Steves jfl the United States toere was no compensation Plid to the pJantro. »r£d«0r40 tfewaw, legal ad- wter to Chilean President AUmdf Gowns* on the nationalization of U.S. cop- u>mpanie$ without made a silent vow that, in his entire professional life, he would never present a bill to a policeman. The ear problem was simple. A few drops of warm mild oil, a cotton swab, and the child stopped crying. The fee was J2. Dr. McCormick went on to great things. He helped the Sisters of St. Joseph at Newark to buy the old Ph«lps Manor Estate in Teaneck and fashion a hospital. In fact, he stood in the doorway when Holy Name Hospital opened. A nun spoke McCormick's mind: "Wouldn't it be great if the first case was to bring a life into the world rather than have one leave it?" Within two hours, a young man. panting with nervousness, helped a young wife from a rickety car. She was in labor. McCormick dated the health and growth of the hospital by watching that baby for many years. He became chief of surgery and administrator. McCormick was the co-inventor of spinal anesthesia. Down through the years, policemen came in with heart disease, or pneumonia, or a lead slug in the chest, and Frank McCormick worked as bard as though he expected to be paid. NO POLICE BILLS But he kept his vow to the end. Police departments heaped high honors on him, a solid gold shield proclaimed him a life member of the P.B.A. One policeman, badly wounded, ran up a tab of H.OOO. Frank McCormick gave the bill to the cop on his way out. It was stamped: "Paid in Full. Frank McCormick." In later years, he fathered some fine surgeons. One Sunday morning, a cop who was treasurer of the local P.B.A. hanged himself in his living room closet because he bad taken $400 from the funds for food for his wife and children. I stopped by Holy Name Hospital and told Frank McCormick. He was old, gray sturdy as a rock behind nmless glasses- Suddenly I saw them: real, live tears. "Why didn't he come to me and get the'money? Didn't he know he's worth more than •WO?" I »aid: "How about helping the wife and live children?" "We put cardboard beer containers in every tavern and store. They carried a photo of the cop and stated: "He helped your kid; now his." The widow- got $6.000. McCormick died, dedicated doctor to the end. I like to think that in every city there is a Frank McCorralck. At the start, people didn't believe in him. but he sure believed in all o( us. . . help over the 'ONCE THflR ANTIEM <j£T TANKED, Mm SotH STARVE: BRUCE BIOSSAT Japan feels 'downgraded 7 TOKYO (NEAt — Severe resentment against President Nixon in high Japanese circles is not being softened by the visits here of Treasury Secretary' John Connally and presidential economic adviser Paul McCracken. Though some blunt talk breaks through the surface cordiality Japan displays in official and unofficial meetings with American representatives, the behind- the-scenes language here is a lot rougher. Everybody knows, of course, that the Japanese did not like the surprise of the President's Aug. 15 economic statement or his July 15 announcement of the visit to Peking. But the constant reference to "Nixon shocks" doesn't convey the depth of feeling. One influential government official called the President a virtual dictator in the foreign field. Said another: "There are only two major countries where matters like FOUNDED mitu THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS! DEDICATED TO TMi GROWTH AND PROGRESS Of IRA20RIA COUNTY James S. Nabors Editor and Publisher Chester C. Surber Business Manager George W. Johnson—Composing Room Foreman Frank Ramirez Press Room Foreman Nanelle Mallory Office Manager Bennie p. Boulet Circulation Manager EDITORIAL DEPT. (ilwin Heath Managing Editor Jtoberta Dansby Asst. Managing Editor John PlaUer Sports Editor Di-e Mcllhenny Women's Editor ADVERTISING DEPT. Gerald Dew Retail Advertising Manager Pi-arl Glover....Classified Advertising Manager Entered as Second Outs matter March 21. l»52, at the Freeport Texas, Pott Office, under the act of Congress ef ilwcb 8, 1*78. |»MMJ*hed daily and Sunday f*c*pl Saturday at 307 E. Park Ave., Freejwrt, Tews by B*vtew Publishers, l«. located it 391 E. Park Ave. Freeporl. Te»*s. James 8. Nabors, Presldejil. Jwbtcriptloo rates: By carrier, dally and Sunday. 12.15 j*r mvntk. M«j) subscrlptiw) rates are available on request, and we payable (a advancePOWCY: News new*p*per siail fee accurate and fa>° U be ajw*) In thi* this could be handled wtth such secrecy—the Soviet Union and the United States " Some high-plactd Japanese appear to wonder if Nixon understands how much weight attaches to the pronouncement! of America's leaders "He's not the president of Costa Rica. What he don affects everybody. The world waits to hear." Off the summertime shocks, there is strong doubt in Tokyo, loo. that the President truly understands either the Japanese or Asian peoples In general. One official recalled that Nixon had been to Japan eight times, and bluntly indicated he did not think the President had learned much from his visits. In genuine puzzlement, he asked me how such a man could get elected in America. In historic Kyoto. I took afternoon tea in the home of a 66-year-old kimono-cloth wholesaler. Though basically friendly to the United States and deeply grateful for past aid, he called Nixon's moves "oppressive," and said the 10 per cent import surcharge fixed Aug. IS smacked of an "imposed order" on a people seen as inferior. Japanese officials do not take kindly to the argument, widely circulated unofficially, that Nixon had to keep his moves secret because Japan is a bad keeper of confidential news. Blurted a foreign ministry offker: "Couldn't the President have trusted one man, Prime Minister Sato? Does he have more faith in China's Chou En- lai than he does in Sato?" The feeling is deep (hat the THOUGHTS MONDAY He who supplies seed to the sower and bread jor food will supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your righteousness.—II Cor. 9:10. » » # Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from •pride or fear.—Horace Maflfii. educator. net of it all is Out Nixon H».» somehow downgraded Japan while nuking dramatic ap preaches to China A«am. front ft top official "Who » America's Infix! m A*ta, Japan or China 1 " Kagrr (hemselvr* to nomalue relation* with Peking, the Japanese inswt they held back at US urging, only to have Nixon pull the rug out from under them They yielded to l r 5 prcMurv to vatponaar ihc resolution intended to kwp Taiwan m the United Nation*, and believe now thai Nuon'» i^Jih lor that goal »aj half hearted. If he wa» wriuus they ask, why did he u-ml aitk- Henry Kissinger back la Peking ill the very time Uut ewte *a» ft I rnliral turn' The smiles, then, arc facade Nixon may have dealt Japan lasting hurt THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS Fre«poH, Texas, MomUy. November H, 1971 P"Kf< ANDBRSON MERRY-GO-ROUND ADDICTS SUBSTITUTING I»AIN-KIL1,BH DAHVON FOU HKHOIN; DRUG MAKER SOLO M3 MILLION WOHTI1 OK KILLEIl IN 1970; OVEIMMIB8CHIIHNG CHAHGKU; I I'ATIKNT (JOT 400 IN WKKK liv JACK ANDKHSOV WASHINGTON — Qws o( America's roost widely prescribed drugs, the pain-killer Darvon, Is being used by addicts M a substitute for heroin, sometimes with tto same lethal mult*. Uarvon is the drug which the venerable pJwnnitcftittcal firm, Kli Lilly, promoted Into $83 million In sales last year, although Mudk* have shown it is no mor« effective than aspirin Many doctors, too buav to analyte the chemical content irf drug*, have Us*n led to believe llwl Darvoo it » war rrbllvr ot aspirin In fact, however, it rt ctawly related to methadow, the coiilrmema! twrt<rtic sutaitule itwl to treat heroin addicts Uvtrvixi U now making IU way into the drug black market, as heroin txrco<tir?« in- i-mvsingly u-anitt beeautv o< inlmultanal restrictions ot\ IU production, A iw* federally »|x*tvorrtl mwly h*» »!*««« that some doc loo fwluhly ovw-jw weribc th* <•» "patients" who ttan r««<rtl their Mor«"(Mr*r. federal parrulk* IwlMrv* that ptwny "kUertwad" awl currupJ pHarnutrUU nujr t* Uarvim dinx'tly to drug (snhlkfi tlul «hil<r Kit tjJIj 4 (V may ttr<*t£iy ,iu*|*vt that it u prucjucilt# ttt matt !)wn IrgjtiiaJie palwnlj fired, )1 ntakra 4 l fnvt\l no lluUrr who wintli up *1lh UK fjrraurr plll« A drug 4tit!K( nui) uir th« pilb < ikvvolvr them and ifcou< thrni into hi* The "\tv)l" $it<n him thr (hat cofiir* Itvm hcrotn or tn|rv!c<i Ully, has been u»ed by many (fuvtrnment health units with varying d«#r«*» ot *tK««i, to try to get addict* eft heroin. Irtxiically. turroin was onc« WMrd lit* Mine w»y to "cure" morphine addiction ami opium »»» one« rn'ommendcd by tlociw* as a "tulMiiiute cure" lor chrwik alco*K)JUfTi With the opitun fi*W» Uui prtxtu<« hctttin bring mos»«J down all <n«-r the *«fW. clamlCTlui* tabu are no* iprui^in* up ta nuktt black iiiarttt nw<hadow Nari-<Xt« ntett have ckmurd toch a Ut) in Tupelo, Mitt , which w»« ttutrninf out mrihadooc j«r«iVr 41 "bathtub Ut»" nuke IM> 'The Djrviwi pfoWctn in4j r*cirt»p 4 (ublic airing «hcn Sett tiajrtart) Neluxi ttimitxwtt fetkrit »stf«Kio Mur« bt» Small tlu«i«K«« «aHy tw-il jrjr t«i>nutfr< rarlkf lout»l t/wt the A< lujflitf mi!lion» of (Mncm »rll i» othrt ttxiittMr Of or (of UM- U> Itticfil «11 t* W fr(«ltl» hjsr Ivt-n ItUaV f wx(«o*r; (jllj tt»i«i,« Out CMnen « (Mto killing |w*rti ttv ^trAltt thua i-HptCm t The turn »<>>•» rirpofu ot t**r»«*'» w»* »« *n is )«:•.- UbV HitriXlc tuil* <vd.«n] ««x« !hr pill to |»JU The t'.VN .VMI-AVMKVT Ufltil 4 !»ir it mtt itsuatuct cUittt tt Ifaf 4i*tiix- • J<" j«-<lit<t I'HUSV "PAT1K.N7S" • itwl) ihimt (hdl o«w cr j( to ftwittir prcKTiptiwis* far KO <rf the fiii mg U6tr(.» in * »«-i Tlw "fwtNmt" I o< jo mrrtimc Thr corocwr fowwl the ioriaw e4»T*ri Wr-jct* the sr« .Vt njnw tot trj In jt O in Out «tu»lj » 10 tfc« jr»| be within from j «;n U> ijrxl 2t:i> frurn other iiaclat-% h4vr iratlitxKuU; had bi!cv«rr thej chaaiw< v H t» rtincttwiy tltlttcull to cdlch c»rTU(>4 who nxay fw f<rt<rib«n,t the 4*4 I'4S Am t'*8 Am will t* tt 67 Tht* coolklcnlial InJvral >twJ; then tout prr crnt at «i<»:tof» In a cootrolkd trat iv»« druipi Rut II cannot tw 3< Owsw 4ft C4r»lrs.« and avmt h*jw man) ar* ctsoird While \r<e.*\\' t ni4nu(4clufrJ {Urton »« finding IU '*4> into jrilwii vr:n» <-ju'ij,i< •at fni milltun itw*r 4t« «> (far »4 l»k !Jxw< i5/fi<ui> trli tit Us* . jwepnr 4<tt«n_ JwtSwr »f««ts«[ tfc* l'4?v Am K( ieiisctMlvm 4! (tw Urn* th» »4r w Thu dntjt, a bo mj<V t)j tj* «<««?>»»«« « t^bir THE WORRY CUN/C Better than Cupid ByOKOHOK Vt.UlANK l'li-l>.M f) I ASK S-5SS; AmU .* t« ,i \o:v\) »-hwl teacher "Or. Crane." »het*Ran. "in th*,- »iruil icwin wtwrr Uurtni trachmtf. all the eligible men in my atfr bracket already martini 'So I decxh-tl to )aur Vwnttf«r "/ can't leW you wAol ** d«i exoct/y, but thtj soy h job it to big—no motttr what ht dofi, fcf'i w/pna/" 'Ar<l UHTI mtru4urnJ to 4 som* tornlifK f4frn*r *ho bvrd li-v« than tO) nulrs 4«a> Th« 'Catnpuirr r«pstl nutchcd in on ID hugic m we were attaundrd 41 •A ell «r "It t» ft wilh riwVnJ (VIsi'H \o I* ln>;». «n 4 far ibtj h*1 (wt j 44<itj tf ^thfr b) ayto »f<-ri> Iwt nm 4fr joyful 41 c *crr cn»(JHi-(l and have b<rn hapfHly injrrH-d for » >o»n'" I.UVKAI.A(,\ltTV. llw* many of >o« *fp eligible for Out till) urutUchr«r S.MK (Scientific Marriage Kotindation! may br the SMK for the Juvtmlr t*{f i* much 4mon(! rhilttrrn -oho thr crimr , th* S.MK cjinruM tlMiirantrc romanrr «n<) for happy ronvance "Computer Cupid" « the electronic machine Owl S.MK UM;* to match compatible i.-oupk-s <m 10 basic tram S.MK i* the only ecumenical. non-profit Marriage Foundation with leading Catholic, Jewish and I'roli'sum clergymen on I Is Hoard Th«c include [Jr Norman Vincent I'cole, Butiop Gerald Kennedy, Kabbi Samuel M Silver, Moroignor Henry K Ward, Dr Charle* Uay Goff and a score of others Moreover, 2,500 eminent clergymen of all thow; faith* also tcrvv at volunteer Counselor*, donating 10 mimitux for each private interview. After 15 ycant of ope ration, the S.MK divorce rale U still less than one per cent among its happily married folks. Thin contrast* strikingly with the tragic 30 per cent divorce rate for the notion at large! Hundred* of previously half- orphaned kiddlw now bubble It can onl> mtroduct- oangenul couplet <4 wmilsr mt»-roii«. religion, idcati and t-vm hoJibksi, IVckidr*. there »tv S.UAI.OIJU more unmarried women above the age of J| than then- arc unattached men The clergymen Hoard Member* also voted a permanent rcgiilralkm fr* of wily «H. which U a lifelong Some vi the commercial introductory organualioni in our big cities levy a fcBO to 1500 fee for only 6 month* and •••gaily guaranlcf women J date* But they may then furnuh men who are in their paid "lUible" and already married 1 SMK, b>- contrail, make* no guarantee*, and m (he only I'cumentically operated, vlwmo&ynary foundation! *iUi voluntcvr clergymen to screen appliconto at the grow root* level! If you are interested send for th« -SMF Marriage ^wlioiuwire," enclosing a long stamped, return envelope, pJu*

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