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ft** Wednesday. MarcK 2, 1966 Editorials And Features Marriage Pledges Baytown Patrons Urged Recalled To Visit The Schools By HENRY McLEMOEE Baytown schools will join others in Texas in observing Public School Week March 7-11. During the week the spotlight will be on schools and the indispensable role they are playing in educating youngsters to compete in the most complex society of our time. Parents in the Baytown School District axe invited and urged by school officials to visit a school during observance of the special week when the focus will be on education. Francis V. Portis, a ninth grade English teacher at Cedar Bayou Junior High School, is heading a committee to promote the observance of Public School Week in Baytown schools. Working with Portis on the committee are Frank L. Whaley, C, M. Tibbets, W. P. Duplissev, Carl C. Conwav, G. F. Lerch, Bill Roauemore, G. D. Mulkey, Dan Moyers, M. S. Treat, W. E. Dunks, Charles Ecles, Travis Craig Jr. and N. A. Alford. This committee invites and urges patrons to visit the schools and observe first-hand what is being done to educate Baytown children. Visitors to a modern school may not see it at first glance but the public schools in Texas are in a period of critical transition. The visitor will see bright new equipment in the science labs. But he should keep in mind that new achievements in science and space research are outdistancing the textbook writers and the schools must race to keep up. The mathematics classroom the visitor sees may contain new and ingenious teaching aids. But the visitor should realize that educational research is moving so fast that the school must continually re-evaluate their curriculums lest they fall behind current developments. The school principal can point with pride to language laboratories. But the visitor should remember that more and more expensive equipment will have to be purchased and from somewhere, somehow the money to buy it will have to be found. A teacher may tell a parent about a summer program being planned for disadvantaged pre-schoolers. This should be hint enough that the American school system is rapidly becoming a major vehicle for social action among poverty groups. Poverty areas overlap other areas and all, the rich and the poor, will be affected. Another teacher may talk about good attendance at his school. But every school is troubled by the dropout problem. The factors which cause a child to drop out of school before graduation are primarily rooted in the home but the schools are being expected to solve the dropout dilemma. The visitor to a school may be attending an open house in a brand new school building. But the population growth in Texas is so great that many more schools are needed than can be built. This is a problem the local community must solve strictly at the local level. The teacher a visitor encounters during Public School Week is the best qualified teacher in the state's history. But each year Texas needs from between 9,000-9,500 new teachers. About one-third of this number is needed to take care of increasing enrollment. The remainder is needed to replace teachers who are retiring or who are seeking employment in non-teaching jobs. At this time there is inadequate financial promise offered to new teachers in order for Texas to continue attracting well qualified young people into the teaching profession. And there is inadequate financial promise to hold them there to become career teachers. The visitor to a Texas public school can take pride in his state's educational progress. But he should take note that a society which is demanding more and more from the school must in return furnish increased financial support and increased moral support for the professionals in charge of the schools. Fulfon Lewis Speaks — Overthrow Of Nkrumah May Bar Red Meeting By FULTON LEWIS WASHINGTON — The overthrow last week of Ghana President Kwame Nkrumah has jeopardized Communist plans for the Ninth World Youth Festival, scheduled for September in Accra, the capital city of Ghana. The Kremlin - backed festival was originally set for July, 3963, in Algiers, but the ouster of Algerian strongman Ahmed Ben Bella convinced organizers they were unwelcome. The festival was postponed indefinitely. Organizers met last month in Vienna and agreed to reschedule the festival for September in Accra. Formal announcement was to have been made by President Nkrumah upon his return from Peking. It may be several weeks before Kremlin officials decide they can go on with the festival. There is a possibility the site may be transferred to Havana. The festival, if and when held, will cost the Soviets more than $30 million. Funds for the affair are channeled through two international Communist fronts — the World Federation of Democratic Youth, with headquarters in Budapest, and the the International Union of Students, located in Prague. In a House speech last year. Rep. Jed Johnson Jr. (D.-Okla.) said the communists considered the festival a sound investment. Reviewing past festivals, young Johnson said: "The first of these affairs was held in Prague in 1947. Since that time, they have been held consecutively in Budapest, East Berlin. Bucharest, Warsaw, Moscow, Vienna, and the last one in Helsinki in 1962. It is instructive to note that each event has reflected the mirror image of Soviet foreign policy, from the hardline approach under Stalin to increasingly persistent overtures to the unaligned nations of the world." More than 20,000 young radicals were expected at the Accra festival, with a delegation of several hundred representing the United States. 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SNCC leaders brushed aside assertions that the youth festival wa s Communist - controlled. Said Julian Bond: "I don't know anything about Communist sponsorship, though I've heard that charge. Our people are old enough to decide that themselves." Leaders of other youth groups will publicly repudiate the upcoming festival. The Young Republicans and Young Democrats have urged members to boycott past festivals. Even the ultra- liberal National Student Association has denounced the festivals as Kremlin-directed. CAPITAL CAPSULE: Radio Hanoi now quotes a "leading American expert" to buttress its case against U. S. foreign policy. He is Owen Lattimore, a New Deal - Fair Deal policymaker who was the subject of a searching investigation by the Senate Judiciary Committee in the early 1950's. The committee labeled Lattimore a "conscious articulate instrument of the Soviet conspiracy" and charged him with perjury in denying a pro - Communist bias. The indictment was dismissed on the grounds it was vaguely worded, but Lattimore remains an outspoken critic of American "imperialism." He is now teaching in England. Rep. H. R. Gross (R.-Iowa) has examined closely the State Department claim that 38 free world nations are now helping the Sooth Vietnamese resist Communist aggression. Here is what that aid amounts to: From Great Britain, six civilian advisers and a professor of English at Hue University; from Canada, a professor at Saigon University, a science building at Hue University, and 5150,000 worth of flour; from Italy, a nine - member surgical team; from India and Pakistan, small amounts of clothing; from Brazil, a limited supply of coffee and some medical supplies ... Only four nations have sent combat troops — the U. S.. troops — the U. S., South Korea, New Zealand, and Australia. The Philippine Congress, however, voted last week to send 2,000 enginers and security troops to the front The other day I reviewed the vow I repeated when Mary and I were married and found it full of surprises. The surprises were not to be found in what I had said in the vow. but in what I had not said. I would have sworn that I had vowed to be a handyman round the house, both in sickness and health, wealth or poverty, and regardless of the fact that there isn't a handyman bone in my body. For all these years I have answered the call to plane doors that were stuck, fix broken chairs and sofas, repair sagging steps, poke into the innards of malfunctioning, electrical gadgets, hang pictures, seek out leaky spots in the roof, clean clogged drains, put lawn mowers back in shape, sharpen butcher knives, repair torn screens, and a thousand other extremely difficult and complicated tasks. Why are husbands supposed to be so handy round a house? Why more so than a wife? A baby boy shows no more signs of skills with his hands (and feet too, for being a handyman requires a lot of kicking) than a baby girl. Isn't there such a thing as a handywoman round a house? If there isn't, there should be. Actually, I am worse than no handy man at all. For every thing I fix, I break something. Typical is yesterday. Mary called me and said the shower bath door suddenly refused to shut. Armed with a hammer, chisel, and screwdriver, I went to work. Hours later, I had it fixed — but good. Now it will shut, but it can no longer be opened from the outside. "It was better the way it was," Mary thanked me. "At least when it was open, one could get in the shower stall. Now it might as well not be mere." She said this exactly as if similar occurrences hadn't happened a hundred times before. "I don't see tnyway to fix it now," I said, "but to take the hammer and knock a hole in the glass so I can reach inside and get hold of the inside handle." "Then what?" she asked. "Do you want me to make, or buy, a little shower curtain to hang over the hole you knock in the glass? I should have called a glass company, not you." "Exactly!" I said. "Did you marry me because I looked and acted like a man who couJd fix shower bath doors when they were stuck from the inside? What would your mother and father have said had you told them you were going to marry a handyman?" "Other husbands can fix things round the house," she said. "How do you know they can?" I asked. "Do you hang around other people's houses, peeking through the windows to see how helpful other husbands are at fixing shower doors? Or do you just listen to other wives talk about how helpful their husbands are?" She had no answer to that. Washington Merry- Go-Round — Humphrey Wows Both Congress And Lyndon By DREWPEARSOJf WASHINGTON — The vice president, better known as HHH, is making a terrific impression with congressmen in his off-the- record explanation of Viet Nam. And with every talk he endears himself more to LBJ. Speaking before the Democratic study group, all liberal congressmen, here is how he answered Sen. Bobby Kennedy's proposal of a coalition Viet Cong-South Vist Nam government "When I became mayor of Minneapolis," he said, "I ran into somg disappointing problems. I found an underworld syndicate and Murder Incorporated. But in cleaning them up I did not invite them to parti- participate in the police department. "The Viet Cong," said Hubert, "is not an Asian ADA. It's a well organized terroristic outfit." THIS COLUMN has written a lot about congressional conflicts. However, Congress is not the only place where conflicts of interest occur. They also occur in the judiciary. Furthermore, judges, like congressmen, are their own self-judges when it comes to deciding where they are involved in a conflict. There is no appeal if a judge chooses to sit on a case in which he is prejudiced. Hagimrrn <-»• 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 Wadley 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, $19.20 per Year Mai! rates on request Represented Nationally By Texas Newspaper Representatives. Inc. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is -ntiUed exclusively to the use for rejmblicatlon of any news dis^atcJies credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and local news of spontaneous origin published nerein. Rights of reputo-iicaUoa of all other matter herein are also reserved. One of the ablest U.S. Court of Appeals judges, Henry J. Friendly of New York, sat on a case now before the Supreme Court in which earlier as a lawyer he had represented one of the litigants. In the big battle over the New York Central Railroad, he represented the railroad's stockholders against the late Robert Young and Allan Kirby. As a lawyer he tried to charge concealment on the part of Young and Kirby. Later, as a judge on the Second Ciruit Court of Appeals, he did not step aside but wrote a strong dissent based on exactly the same charges he had previously argued as a lawyer. No client before the court can force a judge to step aside, just voting in a case where he has a personal interest. The only recourse is public reaction when facts are reported in the press. This is why this column has been trying to focus such attention. THE VICE President of the United States ia a mild - mannered man, not given to throwing his weight around. His sister, Mrs. Frances Humphrey Howard, who holds a mysterious job in the State Department, is something else again. If you ask the State Department what the vice president's sister does for them, the reply is: "She acts as liaison between the Voluntary Foreign Aid Bureau and the Office of Technical Cooperation." But when you try to pin them down regarding Mrs. Howard's exact duties, the State Department spokesman replied: "It's difficult to say." And when you ask the amount of her salary you don't get any reply at all. It's reported to be over $20,000. Personally I ha^e seen Mrs. Howard in such distant places as Caracas, Venezuela, and Athens, Greece. She always seems to turn up at American Embassy cocktail parties when a President is being inaugurated or a King is getting married. However, the people of Columbus, Ohio, got a clear idea of Mrs. Howard's duties during a recent blizzard. All of central Ohio was snowbound, with the Columbus Airport being closed for the day. Just before it closed, Mrs. Howard arrived, enxoute to Antioch college 55 miles away, and began demanding special privileges. Though officers of the state Highway Patrol and the Columbus Police Department were frantically busy with traffic problems, the vice president's sister demanded a special police escort. SHE HAD called her brother's office in Washington, and Barney Briskin, public relations man for HHH, called various high - up Ohio Democrats. The State Department also got busy on the phone, with the result that snowbound Ohio officials did their best to lay down the red carpet in the snow. They phoned Antioch College, found it too was snowed in and couldn't care less about hearing •a lecture. None could get there even if Mrs. Howard did. Nevertheless she wanted a police car to take her to Dayton, which is nearer Antioch. She was told that the roads were too dangerous for taxis and the police were busy with other problems. Columbus officials secured a suite at th e Neil House for the woman to spend the night, but Mrs. Howard got on the telephone to the vice president's office, trying to get her brother's transportation officer, a Col. Pattel. She could not reach him. She had TWA call Col. Paffel. No luck. Col. Paffel was busy elsewhere. Finally. TWA got her a seat on the first flight back to Washington. She took off just as Mayor Jack Sensenbrenner, extremely busy on that blizzardy day, had dropped everything and was struggling through the snow to present her the key to the city. GOP Calling For Probe Of The Draft WASHINGTON" CAP) — Thirty Republican House members Tuesday called for an immediate investigation of the draft, charging the present system is haphazard and mired in a jungle of red tape. Administration efforts to persuade allies to supply men for Viet Nam also should come under congressional scrutiny, the group said in a statement issued prior to a late morning news conference at the Capitol. "The search to provide manpower to fight the war in Viet Nam should be equitable and efficient," the congressmen said. "We are concerned that it is neither." The group predicted the administration "may soon seek to increase substantially the number of U.S. forces in Southeast Asia" and said " w 'e can no longer afford a haphazard approach." In the statement. The congressmen also claimed: 1 The Defense Department is "not making maximum efficient use" of present personnel. They cited a recent report they said showed 9,000 enlisted men held jobs in officers' clubs, hobby shops, bowling alleys, golf courses and commissary stores. 2 — Nearly 2SQ.OOO men classified 1A aren't available for the draft because their papers are "stalled in the bureaucratic pipeline.*' 3 — "There does not appear to be a clear order of priority in which the administration is considering calling various manpower groups for service." 4 — Tests scheduled to help determine which college students should be given deferments discriminate against liberal arts students and favor those concentrating on science courses. Three of the 30 congressmen are members of the House Armed Services Committee, which plans hearings on the "authority to induct" section of the Selective Service Act. This section expires next year. The statements contended there is "mounting evidence of gross inefficiency" in the Selective Service System and Defense Department administration of the draft. "Congress should examine this red tape jungle immediately," the group said- Biologist Trying To Track Aoudad Sheep AUSTIN (AP)—Biologist Phil Evans is trying to mark Aoudad sheep this year with red capsules. The non-penetrating pellets are fired from a special- made carbon dioxide rifie manipulated in a light helicopter, The marking attempts are an effort to obtain information on herd movement and total number. The sheep originated in North Africa and were first brought to Texas from New Mexico in 1957. Federal Grant Made UVALDE. Tex. (AP) — The Tri-County Neighborhood Youth Corps has received a 590,755 federal grant to develop an anti-poverty program which among other things will be used to rebuild the old Mission San Lorenzo Ide ia Santa Cruz. The program is to bo administered under the Office of Economic Opportunity in Uvalde, Kinney and Zavala counties. Bible Verse AND THEY THAT be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firament; and they that turn to righteousness as the tsars for ever and ever. Daniel 12:3 Know Your Bridge By B. JAY BECKER South dealer. North-South vulnerable. NORTH TODAY'S GRAB BAG TH£ ANSWER, QUICK! 1. What was the nationality of Catherine the Great of Russia? 2. What word is used to refer to retired college presidents and professors ? 3. At what city did Cornwallis surrender to Washington? 4. What flower is the symbol of Mother's Day? 5. Give the first names of the three Bronte sisters. IT HAPPENED TODAY On this day In 1943, the battle of the Bismarck Sea began. IT'S BEEN SAID A mob is a monster, with heads enough, but no heart, and little trains.—Anon. WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE NAPIFORM — (NAY-pe- FORM) — adjective; turnip- shaped, as a root. BORN TODAY Marc Blitzstein, one of America's important operatic and theatrical composers, was born in Philadelphia. Pa., in 1905. After studying- at the University of Pennsylvania and the Curtis Institute, he enrolled at the Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin, Germany, in 1927. His many works include the pro - labor operetta, "The Cradle Will Rock," produced in the 1937-38 season; operas "Regina," "Reuben, Reuben" and "No for an Answer"; "The Airborne Symphony," and the translation and adaptation of the Kurt Weill-Bertolt Brecht "Three-Penny Opera," which has enjoyed a lengthy, off- By RUTH RAMSIY Central Pr»$i Writtr Broadway run. At the time of his death—he was killed in 1964 in an auto accident on the island of Martinique—he was working on an opera, commissioned by the Ford Foundation, based on the famous Sacco-Vanzetti case. Others born this day are microbiologist Paul de Kruif, scholar-diplomat Sir Thomas Bodley, Popes Leo XJTI and Pius XII, actress Jennifer Jones, bandleader Desi Arnaz, baseball's Mel Ott, YOUR FUTURE Take full advantage of opportunities about to present themselves. Today's child will be steady, reliable. HOW'D YOU MAKE OUT? J. Prussian. 2. Emeritus. 3. Yorktown. 4. The carnation. 5. Charlotte, Emily, Anne. WEST 4QJS42 V 10 7 • Q9852 A K 10 6 4 3 K J 10 7 3 EAST * 10 73 V 9 5 3 +J 4.AQ9642 SOUTH AK95 AKQJ862 East Pass Dble The bidding: South West North 2 « Pass 3 4 3 9 Pass 4 4. 6* Opening- lead — eight of clubs. A good declarer takes advantage of every clue in attempting to achieve the best possible result. Here is a hand where South had to gauge the situation exactly right in order to make six hearts. West led a club in response to East's double of four clubs. East took the ten with the queen and returned a low club which South ruffed with the jack. Declarer could have ruffed a spade in. dummy at this point in. the hope that he could then dispose of his other losing spade by cashing the A-K of dia- monds. But South realized that this method of play was unlikely to succeed, due to the freakish nature of the hand, so he therefore decided to place his faith in a squeeze. Accordingly, he led out five rounds of trumps, whereupon this became the position: Forth A K 10 West Q98 jBost 4 1073 + A9 SoutA 4 AK95 When South now led his last trump. West discarded, a spade in order to keep the diamonds under guard, while North and East each discarded a club. The effect of squeezing West out of his spade guard was that East now had to guard the spades by himself, a task which became extremely difficult when declarer now proceeded to cash the A-K of diamonds. East followed to the first diamond, but on the next one, since he could not afford to discard the ace of clubs, he was forced to discard a spade. The double squeeze having proved effective, South took the last three tricks with the A-K-9 of spades. (O 1966. Kins Features Syndicate, Inc.)

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