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Freeport, Texas
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Wednesday, November 24, 1971
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L Nlxbn was clearly in the .„,' ahgry at the Senate's rejection of two Supreme 'Court \L ^nominees , hi a row—Judges '! ^"/Hayneswwth and Carswell, he declared „ r. t v that the Constitution gave him the right 7, to'Tappoint anybody he wanted. , The selection of, men to sit* on the 1 <; Supreme Court, the third branch of the i '-. federal government, Is the joint « responsibility of the other two branches. But the Senate is just as wrong if it rejects a nominee because, whatever his \ professional qualifications, he does not toe the majority political line. .. „ In the matter of the President's two latest candidates, one of them, Lewis F. Powell Jr., was apparently beyond • reproach from the beginning. He is no flaming social reformer, but is so well *,/ ^i^ r i t " <*' respected and so well qualified that no senator or -witness before the Senate Judiciary, Committee could, raise anything approaching a serious doubt. Rather, attention Was focussed on the other candidate, William H, Rehnquist According to some critics, this man was practically panting to put Negroes back in chains and to install a wiretap in every home. > ... If that were not bad enough, according to a statement to the committee by United Auto Workers President Leonard Woodcock, Rehnquist possessed "neither the breadth of vision nor the humanity which is required of a Supreme Court justice," May Providence grant that none but men of sufficient breadth of vision and humanity ever sit on the high court, but why a labor union president should have a say In determining this la A good question. Senators cannot help wanting men on the court who share their political philosophies, any more than a President can. U is, however,'the President's prerogative to make nominations. The Senate can only accept or reject. If a nominee meets all professional and personal qualifications and If no breaches of morals or ethics can bo laid against him, then the Senate cannot In good conscience reject him simply because he does not happen to fit the correct ideological mold. "Advise and consent" does not mean "nitplck and politick." (Don Oakley, NBA) JIM BISHOP: REPORTER Leafing through loads of laughs '•There is a man with a white beard and compassionate eyes who looks like an unfrocked rabbi or Santa Claus. His name is Leonard Louis Levinson and he writes silly books such as "The Left- Handed Dictionary" and "Webster's Unafraid Dictionary." He has a new one called "Bartlett's Unfamiliar .Quotations" and, although Lenny loses a little in translation. he's a funny man. . Here, have a handful of aphorisms: "A man does not look in the closet unless he has stood , ;there himself.". . . "One of the advantages of marriage is that you can't do something stupid 'without hearing about tt.". . . "You are old when you do more and more for the last time and less and less for the -first time." i Lenny, is one of those huge hearty men who laugh at their own jokes. U this book doesn't %nake a dime for him, he'll be "Air pollution is turning her Nature prematurely ; gray.". . . "We spared the rod and wound up with the Beat ''•generation.". - . "Appetizers are little things you keep .eating until you -lose your •appetite." . . . "In an 'argument the man with the 'greater intelligence is always wrong, because he did not use it lo avoid the argument in the first place." v "When a gun is fired, if you don't see the smoke before you hear the noise, you're dead.". . , "More belongs to marriage than four bare legs in a bed." , .-,. "The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people." . . , "The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour upon it. the more it will contract." (t was Oliver Wendell ' Holmes Jr. who wrote that. In the book, some were penned • ; by Levinson, others by great philosophers, and one by Bob •Considine: "The human brain is not only the greatest .computer ever devised, but the only one produced by f unskilled labor." "Some people are so boring lhat they make you waste an entire day in five minutes." . . ;,''\Ve often forgive those who bar? us, but never those whom /.we t»re." it was Wilson Mjzner, the sagacious crackpot, who &aid: "The man who won't loan money isn't going ' to have many friends— or need than." 1 -"Every time he <tbe Way's FUNNY American businessman) comes up with something new the Russians invent it a week later and the Japanese make H cheaper."... "A cannibal is an assassin who has an excuse". ... "Parents spend the first part of a child's life getting him to walk and talk, and the rest of his childhood, getting him to sit down and shut up." "Confession: good for the soul—but bad for the heel." Mark Twain staled: ".. .there .is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress." . . ."The wife who drives from the back seat isn't any worse than the husband who cooks from the dining room." ... "The only thing that continues to give us more for our money is the weighing machine." "A kiss that speaks volumes in seldom a first edition." ... "A bright eye indicates curiosity; a black eye, too much." An old Yiddish proverb states: "If the rich could hire other people to die for them t the poor, could make a wonderful'living," ' *' s < „. 'fThe tyrant dies and his rule is over; the martyr dies and his rule begins." A mother posed this dilemma: "One of my daughters is mad at me because I won't let her wear a bra yet; and the other is mad because I won't let her throw hers away." "What this country needs is a good five-dollar nickle." ... "A recession is a depression that got bogged down in prosperity," Theodore Roosevelt warned: "A man who has never gone to school may steal from a frieght car; but if he has a university education he may steal the whole railroad." And who can top Oscar country gentleman galloping after a fox — the unspeakable in pursuit of the uneatable." Fat Wife: "A bulge in a girdled cage." "A cranberry is a cherry with an acid condition." . . . "No one in thia world needs a mink coat but a mink." . . . "Losing one glove U certainly painful but nothing compared to the pain of losing one, throwing away the other and finding the first one again." When Winston Churchill was asked a definition of good grammar, be said: "This is the sort of English up with which I will not put." . . . "Pregnant Is the past tense of virgin."... When the optimist hears an ambulance siren, be claps hands and says: "Someone is going to have a baby." . . . "Honesty is the best policy?" "A bird In the hand b a lousy mess." A good husband "should be taller, older, heavier, uglier and hoarier than his wife," ... "There is one thing to be said for Ignorance—it sure causes a lot of interesting arguments."... "If you think you have Influence, try ordering someone else's dog around." "A journalist Is stimulated by a deadline; be writes worse when be has time. .." BUSINESS MIRROR The Pinboy's Dilemma Foreign money rise not enough; surcharge seen ByJOHNCUNNIFF AP Business Analyst NEW YORK (AP) Pressure appears to be growing here and abroad for removal of the 10 per cent surcharge on goods imported into the United States, and to U is unlikely that a decision can be postponed far into 1977. The Council for Economic Development, whose membership includes many top executives and educators, is (he latest to add its opinion, recommending that the surcharge be lifted "without undue delay." There are problems, though, as (here are with almost all aspects of the new economic plan. Some were anticipated, but it seems likely that the lowness of currency realignments is somewhat of a disappointment. The surcharge was meant lo give the United States strength in forcing a realignment of exchange rates in its favor. If nations wanted the surcharge removed, they should permit rates to change. The change sought by (he United States was an upward FPUNOID IN Itll THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS OEplCATf D TO TMfi 6IOWTH AKO PMOCRCti Of SRAiORIA COMITY James S.Nabors......... Editor and Publisher Chester C.Surber... Business Manager George W, Johnson....Composing Room Foreman Frank Haniirw. ,... .Press Boom Foreman Nawlle Mallwy .Office Manager Beanie D. ifevitA •••••• Circulation Manager . Managing Editor Roberta Daiwby Astl. Managing Editor J<*l»Pl»ljef... , ..,.,.,.Sports; Editor peeMcllheuny Women's Editor ADVERTISING PEP?. qeraW pew,........... -ReUU Advertising Manager Pearl Clover....Classified Advertising Manager gffitere* as gtf«Mt <&tt B»»er Uareh {), |f$|, a| ibe Freffgrt Twos, P«*t Qfttet, noJar fte iH gf Cpn|re«i of Ifvtfe fc Ml, PwlUihAl <U»y HMJ 8w4»y e*t*& tetitrtay « w E. PfiJi Ave-, PrtiprL TtSM fo Review PttMMrn. I". at in & Ptrl 4vf, frerpwl, T*M|. itmtt 8- , My ««4 8up<Uy, |MJ rycf are avalfeMe « valuation, a revalualion. of the currency values of it* trading partners. This move, although seemingly a paradox, would enlarge the relative power of the dollar. Oversimplified for the purpose of Illustrating, imports into the United States would cost more because their prices were quoted in more expensive foreign currencies; U.S. exports, bearing weaker U.S. dollar prices, would be more competitive abroad. When the new valuations were established, It was the U.S. intention to remove the surcharge as no longer needed. If foreign currencies rose 10 per cent, (or example, it would have an effect similar to the surcharge. Such has not been the case. No currency has of yet risen 10 per cent relative to the dollar, and even in cases where the realignment bad been progressing, it has slowed in recent weeks. A study by Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. shows that the dollar on Nov. IS had effectively depredated 6.9 per cent in relation to U major currencies as compared with pre-May 1971 parities. Since Aug. 13, however, two days before the U.S. plan was announced, the decline has WORLD ALMANAC FACTS ANDERSON MEWY-GO-ROUND NIXON EMBARGOES TALK ON CHINA} ONLY STATE .MAY SPEAK! ANDERSON QUOTES ORDER 8IIKNCING DEFENSE DEPARTMENT! BOAT INDUSTRY FIGHTS RULE TO KEEP WASTE FROM WATER tuts the ByJACKANl)KnSQ!f WASHINGTON - President Nbton Imposed strict silence throughout government on the subject of China, He doesn't want tome windy Colonel UHmp to fount) off against Red China and cauw the Oiin«« »o cancel the trip. The Prwldenl fears the Chlnwe, cwsliuonod by decide* of distrust of the ouUide world, might take wwne U $. official's steam-blowing a* the official won) from Washington, Indeed, ml* U the way IVklfijt «nd» out *igiuU A statement by wme minor Chir«*e official is alien tctwxktl to i*t It* world know what the government t* thinking The Prwsfckini Uw«J the gag order thratgh his natUmat security advfowr, Henry Kissinger. who pawwd the *«rd to g«wrt»' ment department*. They were instructed not to Inlk to iX"**m*ii about China. Any oMkial word, they w«c toW. w«iM W put oui lf> cb* State Department The hantat to hush up ar« tto military braw who ntv grumbling itul Ik* Nu«» Administration ta» M»lti out Chung Kai- an arwwer In the Prepared under fetiwal eeotrad by the National tinwarcb Council and National Academy of 8eienc«*. the confUknllat report lUiyttMwperMn ereatm IfiOgallom of waste a year. With millions of tailor* and boater*, the accumulation o| human **»t* b tolling ftoh. infK*(fn« iwimmer* ami making *twre line* *link tn May, the Environmental Pro(e«Mm Afieocv ttropOKM) ttwt twatf »<lh latkU sJwulU eitiwr tuvf on board «a.»<e ir«4t»i)ent farilttic* or IwWinjS uuk* t*bkti could tw To abut them up IWna* S««t«ury M«l Ldlrd directed hi* !n/or«ulw« A.wi*unt Secretary i>an llcniw. lo an edu:( in Un^wgr the bf*%,» *««W un tkritanil. The ttiict, o( courw. «a» »tan>p«4, "For OMktal U*c The Kf'A** ptan wuuW «(h»r »l4(i-» (0 «tf even tmifher »t»n.i»>\l» in e«*tain poilwiwo- i*. 4«4 *ouM pf^Hk other MOrt an dut»M4l ti **ii«-j» in water* llui Dtt. fraught powerful 0(>pew4lttn F Hitler SJwmway. i*r» etwlrtuan of the d& itutmtwr ot Kummeixv, Uw ItnMittjt lralt£il»> A<.hKUll«n, «!»»* tteef W4»>kiH b Tent ifu! "to argue, with n#ne isnil, (be «j«io* tt4l(«M3» la tJttinp **Mt- IVw N»l«MUl Atttaktti) wttauocvcf," it lirtrUrirt. "by any fWab «w th»* e foreign policy matter*. rrlittWo* or pwisiWi? iutittv Vr*«>l Ik* I t4tsA u* th*. US. fiHvtwtKirt'* polity Uatcnvrol en th« tulijcvt, 4Rrf U tt the uj (ration «rf tt* l>cpajtn«t»« at tMosa* IK»! alt jwbkc c«nim«rw on ttw m4t««-f tw katuiM b)' ap^vffulc t)f|uttn««! at $ute cVlktob " T1»f *tw» onto* **)•» all fpwrtrt how* tt» eft Wuw «HS« fee lo Iktiitti Ht will n»jwe»r», "if any. with IJ* tfcpartuwtrf et Stair," Aaj U»<p«wnl* fewifcui tsy itur !*««• mo«<r (tun will trtfmic (o»m 01! ihn! Civil lV<m!tr J » lit tu f<< out tun IF Iwni the 'Secretary nl SiatcV (wte? Under heavy p<p»»urw frwn Uw in<lu.ttr>, (be Ktmrcmmrttut I'rvtctStoo »lt«mey may wwkirft tt* * Uxr Ih* Irian boal» folo ma The new, amounted to only 3 per cent. In Mxn« imtance*, the dollar ha* actually risen in value since then. Here b the record since Aug. (3 of change* In exchange rates amonti major currencies: United State*, down 3 per cent; Canada, down 02, Japan, up7-5; Australia, down 03. United Kingdom, up II. Germany, down 08; France, down IS; Italy, down 0.4, Belgium, up S-t, Norway, up 0,8. The U.S. goal was for considerably more than 6.9 per cent. And white a slow mponse from tome rattans may have b*cn anticipated, U is unlikely that to many "dawns" were foreseen. Despite Its problem*, the U.S, economy I* still the strongest, and almost every other nation depend* on it lo one degree or another. II must be with mixed feeling*, therefore, that they challenge the U.S. effort to force a big change in relative currency values. That, however, it the course *om* of them teem to be taking. "«o twaU o(ltf hvWJ twiott llui fx? <Mt« tfuttn torts <te-«ti to up Ih* THE WORRY CLINIC SMF, happy homes CASK S'JIJ; DC Will Wallace. pubiuher o( Header's Dtgeti, tnvtlrd me for lunch "lit Crao*." h* tw^jjn. "Wful (>(*• ui jppitcant* do you fcvrivc lur the Scknltfk Marriage Foundation'"" And I frplied that bankers, college prolcisort. ckrgymen, rdilori, teachers. hujine»« exccuUve*. and scientific farmers ttxnuruc the utuil male applicant* Nur«c ». ic»c he r«, »i>rrctaric», airplane stewardcMC* and many widows of cultured men lypify the women "Or Cramr," Mr Wallace added, "keep this organiialion on it* high ethical p&ine "CMVI try lo «J»trUw. (or Out wmiU reduce it* I nt»( wnlt to The Homestead Act became e«ective Jen. 1,1803. the vacant landj o| a'* vast public do(o ^gricultursJ ictUe- roent. The World Almanac «eyi tbflt uflder the Homestead Act more than a mil. IlOfl /waUie* repe|ye4 titj« to over 211 million acres of land stcros* Uw .P«Jnet«4 mom- oi tte Weft. I, HJA. IM." , / <C«o't cart ofcowt ita GO//W/J Po//, o/ tn» inp llw $/*** «>/?" AS the c«Ktuii<m at * luncheon AMI Aatvumm he excorted me lo the ifex* (^ !fw Imtcl Jtwl 4 minute." hw called me back, "pk*»e gi** »p«i4l help lo the tarn aiwt <Uu£hier» at ckritymrn " Ktitic-M. IMTIM; Mr. W'4lUr<r than wmt » rininjd writer nut to »pcnd fuU a week at the Home (>((««• And in the February , I960, t*aue of Header'* Digest, he ran a »ptendtd article about the SJWK. It pulled approximately $0.000 tcdcn at inquiry In fact, we were to *wampm) by this unexpected deluge that U took many week* to handle them We lacked enough local clergymen to tervc at coumelofv to screen all applicants at the gra** root* k'vcl Unlike the gigantic sub- *idited Kurd and Rockefeller Foundation*, we had no money. M I contributed the funds fur the incorporation of the SJklF a* an eleemosynary foundation in Illinois. To help recruit clergymen, my daughter Judy then donated an entire summer and drove around, enlUting some of the 2,500 clergymen counselors, who are really the backbone of (he SMF. Knowing that the SMF wu an ethical, eleemosynary organiMtlon, like the Red Crow, newspapers graciously gave us splendid publicity, a* did magaxtoe*, radio, TV and many church Journals. Or. Robert B. Pierce and Dr. Hoy Connor, nationally known clergymen, hosted our original Board Meeting at an Indianapolis luncheon, for Indiana was tbi "pilot plant." "We should set « nominal registration fee," Dr. Pierce 11 UibouW be W^ enough to Our rri (of which « torn almotl enlitel) of I'rr/csUnt «*t Nevertheten. iMrv *ngnly pro4etl*d thai they didn't get a hwitand lor that t "Kvrn if you yown«if don't obtain « trutc," they are repeatedly warned in advance, ")«i ihouU grt enoujpi ftrallflcalion of toul at < knowing you have helped prttdurv thousand* of happy marriagni (or other folk* and given Joy to formerly half' orphaned kiddie* "If this thought Un'l worth your IJS contribution, don't register with SMF " The Cancer Society uve* the live* of many old folk* but SMF does even more, for It MtablUbcs thousand* of happy young marriages where kiddie* are then procreated by law-abiding, religious parents lo safeguard this Republic SMF i» thu* an ideal form of insurance for Uncle Sam's longevity! . C/t«« I* c«ri »l |«f M iHtt M <n*r >it(<«t *MI HIM »»» M«J iw m it

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