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14 «r Thursday, March 3, 1966 Editorials And Features Baytown Students Are Science-Math Minded The fact that science and math are "strong" subjects in "this school district's curriculum has been evident for the past several years. This is clearly illustrated by that popular annual event called the Baytown Science Fair which allows a showcase for the youngsters' interests •And accomplishments. Anyone who has not attended a school science fair here has missed a unique opportunity to see what our youngsters are learning. "Amazing" is the only word for it. That adjective cropped up frequently among spectators at the science fair held Saturday at Robert E. Lee High School. Throughout most of the school year these science and math students and their dedicated teachers go quietly about the business of learning without much fanfare while other phases of school activities are in the limelight. That is why the science fair is such a good thing to have. It gives these students the recognition they deserve. Science and math traditionally have never been "snap" subjects. 'Today these subjects are more advanced and complex than ever. The Baytown school district is keeping pace with the accelerated technology of the space age in a way that should make all parents and patrons proud. Our students have gone on to colleges and universities across the nation to excel in physics, chemistry, medicine, engineering, geology and allied subjects. Such accomplishments do not happen overnight. The groundwork is laid in the earliest years of school. Congratulations, teachers and pupils. Keep up the amazing work! Big Birthday Party... Between his terms as President of the Republic of Texas, crusty old Sam Houston, 47, fell in love 125 years ago with Margaret Moffette Lea, 21. In a campaign rivaling his military and political ones, Sam won Margaret in a week's time. A year later she was his bride and, shortly First Lady of Texas. Flushed with his success at the altar and at the polls, President Sam Houston staged a birthday party for Margaret at his Huntsviile estate. He invited everybody in Texas. This year the women of Huntsville will repeat Sam Houston's grand gesture in celebration of his Margaret's 146th birthday. The world is invited to share 150 birthday cakes to be cut for the annual observance. It occurs on April 3 at Sam Houston's actual home, focal point of a state museum complex on the grounds of pine-shaded Sam Houston State College. Nearly 200 local citizens will be dressed in costumes of the 1840's to serve host roles in the celebration. Music and folderol will abound from 2 to 5 p.m. and there will even be a children's table, as in days of yore, supervised by costumed junior historians. Last year upwards of 7,000 visitors showed up to take part in Margaret's birthday party. They were greeted, as always, by a Huntsville citizen who is honored to play Sam Houston at the invitation of the sponsoring Sam Houston Memorial Association. This year the part will be played by George Morton, dean of men at Sam Houston State Teachers College. Who'll play Margaret? Nobody. What woman would admit to being 146? Fulton Lewis Speaks — Critical Shortages In Viet Nam Are Probed By FULTON LEWIS JR. WASHINGTON — An Ohio congressmen is demanding a fullscale House probe of "critical shortages" of military hardware now plaguing American servicemen in South Viet Nam. Rep. Delbert Latta (R.-Ohio) terms the situation a "national disgrace that can no longer be swept under the rug." American GIs, he says, are ill equipped and ill fed. Until recently, Latta adds, two of every three soldiers stationed in South Viet Nam were eating C-rations because of food shortages and the lack of food- storage facilities. Constituents with son s in Viet Nam have given the Buckeye congressman letters in which the GIs say they have been shortchanged on such essentials as jungle boots, underwear and socks. These shortages, Latta says, are but symptomatic of others. He cites the following: Marines at Da Nang ran out of mosquito spray in the midst of a malaria epidemic that forced evacuation of 800 infected servicemen. Jeeps and trucks at the 1st Air Cavalry's giant complex at An Khe can be driven only when absolutely necessary because of a severe shortage of gasoline. Machineguns have been stripped from tanks i n Europe to help plug critical shortages in South Viet Nam. Investigators for the Senate ate Preparedness Subcommittee have probed the Vietnamese situation and discovered the following items in dangerously short supply: mortars, trucks, troop carriers, aircraft warning systems, bomber guidance systems, even helicopters. Pentagon censors have in fact killed a lengthy subcommittee report on shortage in Viet Nam. They assert that publication would injure national security. Rep. Latta feels the House should also probe the massive logistics problem that has delayed the arrival of vital war materiel by weeks and even months. This backlog, he says, has resulted in "hold orders" on the West Coast and in ports Daily C - ACROSS 1. Leaves of a sort 6. Girl's name 11. Nimble 12. Lengthwise 13. Hangs unevenly i 14. Migrant 15. Associate l of "la la" 16. Beverage 1 17. Wireless alarm i 18. Protuber- 2 ance of a 2 sort 21. Sell 2 23. Close 27. Live 2 28. Gaze 29. Cult 30. Scoffed 31. Dart, lance, arrow, etc. 33. Third king of Judah 36. Table scrap 37. Sow or boar 40. Deep-pink or rose 42. Lily 43. Select 44. Blanched 45. Cheep motels 46. Loafs DOWN 1. Tense 2. Culture medium 3. Huge 4. Otherwise in Aberdeen S. Compass point - S.M, ac r.Ys 8.M rei 9.Ni bo 0. In Ic 4.Je m 6. M en 9. M 0. Cc I.TJ in 2. D( rii 4. 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Newsmen back from Viet Nam report that once supplies are off the ships, there are additional delays in getting them to the troops. Warehouse space (particularly for food) is severely limited. In Saigon alone, there is refrigerated space available for only 200,000 cubic feet of fresh food (a single ship can bring in more than that). Even-higher defense appropriations should mean that our fighting men are the best equipped soldiers ever sent to battle. Latta is a Republican, but his charges are hardly partisan. The distinguished military editor of the New York Times, Hanson Baldwin, recently wrote 01" Viet Nam: "Spare parts of every type for aircraft, helicopters, communication and electronic equipment, engineering equipment, and motor transport are in short supply everywhere. It is not uncommon for a navy destroyer to wait months for spares for missiles or generators. Even barbed wire, sandbags and other field fortification materials have been in short supply." NOTE: Sen. John Tower (R.- Tex.), who visited South Viet Nam late last year, reports that the morale of U. S. servicemen field heroics have been weD reported. "But behind the headlines," Tower says, "our servicemen and civilian officials have been quietly and effectively helping the Vietnamese people with agriculture, health and governmental reforms." He cites the following: The army's 173rd Airborne Brigade completely furnished two schools at Pleiku, built bathing facilities at a refugee center and in a two-week period conducted health visits to 50 villages in which 5,000 civilians were treated. Members of the army's 52nd Aviation Company used their off-hours to build an orphanage for 30C children, using supplies made available by foreign aid officials. First Infantry Division soldiers pitched in to help the South Vietnamese repair a Catholic church at Bung Thuoc that had been destroyed by the Viet Cong. "This is what civic action is an about," Tower notes. "These few examples point out the kind of men we have today fighting for freedom in Viet Nam. They fight when necessary; and when they have a few moments extra, they look around for ways to help civilians caught in the war." HAVE YOUR CAR INSPECTED NOW Finest Column Ever! By HENRY McLEMOM: 'We Were Shaking Hands and Then—Poof!' to the rush of Washington's Birthday — I played a cherry tree in a civic pageant — I am late with my Household Hints column. Letters from housewives are stacked all over the place. There have been phone calls, wires and postal cards. Let's dive right into this mountain of correspondence and get some of it answered. From Mrs. Tyrone Popps of Lewjsburg, Pa.,comes this: "You are the only Household Hints columnist who suits me. The others talk about nothing but nylon net, and what can be done with it. Will you please advise me, as soon as possible, how to remove mulberry stains?" Mulberry stains from what? How in the world can I answer Mrs. Popps unless I know what the mulberry stains are on? On stainless steel, for example, the removal of mulberry stains is nothing. The end of a tie, a coat sleeve, or a damp cloth will remove them in a whisk. But if they are on a St. Bernard dog, that's a different matter. The same true if they are on a priceless lace antimacassar. If they are on a St. Bernard, and for some reason I am assuming they are, the dog must first be brushed with a brush. The use of a brush for brushing is important. If anything else is used the dog won't actually have been brushed- After brushing, the St. Bernard should be exposed to the sun for three hours. Afternoon sun is better than morning sun, but if you live in a section of the country where morning sun is all that is available, use morning sun. The stain should then be treated with equal parts of rain water, iodine, wet bark from either a redwood or sycamore tree, and allowed to dry. The stain should then be much fainter. Wait a week and repeat the treatment. In nine cases out of ten, the spot will be gone. Every once in a while the dog is gone before the stain. Mrs. Luther Lard of Toledo writes : "Is there any earthly use for old doorknobs? We have half a ciozen or more of them, and it seems a shame and a waste to throw them away." Ther e are a hundred uses, at least, for old doorknobs, Mrs. Lard. Glued together to form a nest, they make an ideal water bowl for pets. Placed inside a door they make an. ideal burglar alarm. Many restaurants buy them for dumplings. Covered with velvet, they make novel Christmas tree decorations. Wrapped in nylon net, and swung about the head, they give off an unusual whistling sound. Thrown out in the back yard, they stay there, much to the annoyance of birds who peck them to their regret. That cleans up the mountain oi correspondence. Bible Verse THE LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to al! that call upon him in truth. Psalms 145:18 Washington Merry-Go-Round — Sen. Dodd Names Envoy, Picks Up $10,000 Cash By DREW PEABSON And JACK ANDERSON WASHINGTON — Of all the peculiar projects of Sen. Thomas J. Dodd, D-Conn., one of the strangest was his promotion of A. N. Spanel, the panty-and- girdle king, for an ambassadorship. Dodd decided that Spanel would make an ideal ambassador and in the course of making that decision collected 510,000 from him. The money, delivered to Dodd in his senate office in December, 1964, isn't reported on hi s tax returns or any list of political contributions. Spanel founded International Late Corporation, which manufactures ladies' undergarments. He likes to advertise his girdles and brassieres by running paid edil torials in the nation's leading newspapers in the form of editorial advice on foreign affairs. Kis editorials frequently deal with France, and ever since France made him a member of the Legion of Honor, Spanel has hankered to be U.S. ambassador to France. To this end Abe sought the support of Sen. Dodd, who nominated Lyndon Johnson for President in 1960 and boasts of his White House connections. Spanel started shelling out contributions to Dodd early in 1954 — first, $650 to his sea- ate campaign, then another $1,- Uaytmtm 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 Putaian ................................... Retail Manager Come 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 Mail rates on request Represented Nationally By Texas Newspaper Representatives. Inc. UEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Th» AMoc'.itK! Press Is ™au«l «cJujriv«y to the use iw repnb!!e*«on of any tier's aispatcnts erwllteij to it or not otherirtae credited in t£s patwTVnd local news of spontaneous origin published n«tia. Rights, of repufciicmUon of ali other matter tarrfn are aOso reservwL n=i-ut»ic»i.ion 01 500 to the Citizens Committee for Dodd. The latest and largest donation was the JlOjDOO. Dodd's office records show a telephone call from Irving Ferman. International L a t e x' s Washington representative, Oct. 15, 19&4. He left the following message: "Would like to see you Monday morning for a very few minutes. Very Important." STAFF MEMBERS learned later, they told this column, that Ferman had offered Dodd a 510,000 contribution if he would use his influence with President Johnson to get Spanel an ambassadorship. Ferman showed up in Dodd's office with the money at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 8. Radar Links Texas Airports DALLAS (AP) — Area surveillance radar units used by Dallas Love Field and Fort Worth's Greater Southwest Airport will be combined into a single large system at Fort Worth, regional director Henry Newman of the Federal Aviation Agency said Tuesday. Newman, based at Fort Worth, said this did not mean that the FAA was taking steps to downgrade the Dallas airport. "This is part of a national FAA program to combine all radar possible into one central area facility," he said. Newman added that tests in Chicago demonstrated a central facility would do a better job and at the same time save money. He said the projected move does not involve precision control radar installed at Love Field about five years ago. It is used to check and supplement a radio beam instrument landing systam which guides aircraft down in bad weather. Rapid Reproduction Bacteria, primitive microscopic organisms of the lowest division of the plant kingdom, can reproduce as fast as every ?0 minutes. The following month Spanel sent the Senator a memo to be submitted to the White House suggesting how President Johnson ought to handle President Charles de Gaulle. "PRESIDENT JOHNSON will have to know, he will have to understand, he will have to realize," advised the Spanel memo, "that in the Western World De Gaulle considers himself Number One when in fact the inescapable truth is that in the Free World President Johnson is indeed and in Power Number One. "Therefore Mr. Johnson should be advised that, since all human wants and spontaneous acts of friendship are considered by the inscrutable De Gaulle as weakness, it is imperative that when he meets the General in London he should be absolutely correct but also perceptibly distant. "This may be out of character for the warmhearted Mr. Johnson, but he does not know De Gaulle if he thinks he can convert him." Dodd dictated a letter to the President on Jan. 27, 1965, which was supposed to accompany the memo. "The attached memorandum was given to me by my friend, A. N. Spanel, the president of International Latex Corp./' said Dodd. "As you know, he has a long association with, and experiences in France, and I have found his sources of information to be truly remarkable.'' But, th e last minute, Dodd had a charge of heart and did not mail the letter. He continued, however, to push Spanel for an ambassadorship. In February, he requested a biographical sketch of Spanel's wife, Margaret, to accompany the recommendation. Death On Highways Climbing By ROGER BABSON" BABSON PARK, Mass.—Traffic deaths and injuries are climbing steadily. This, despite the fact that auto makers are installing new and more effective safety equipment on their cars and despite the more rigid and frequent state car inspections. The death toll on our highways — which President Johnson has termed our gravest national problem next to Viet Nam — poses economic as well as moral and legal questions . , . for which we must find answers. We are concentrating, in this column, on the topic of safety equipment for cars, because rising public concern about highway deaths and injuries has centered on the question of just how safe the cars themselves are. The problem is acute, and in the absence of swift, decisive action by agencies of the federal government, state governments are beginning to take more of a hand m probing this field. Only a few weeks ago the Attorney General of Iowa conducted hearings to determine "whether or not traffic fatalities and serious injuries can be sharply reduced" even If the number of accidents is now lowered. The Iowa hearings, held at the State Capitol in Des Moines, centered on car safety equipment or the lack of it EXCEPT FOR. an appearance by a spokesman for their Automobile Manufacturers Association, th? leading car makers boycotted the Iowa hearings. Their position is that hearings at the state level place too great a burden on the injustry. Also, that "there is not and never will be a completely safe auto." They point, further, to an impressive list of safety devices which have become standard equipment on U.S. cars in recent years. For example: The wrap - around windshield, designed to increase visibility; the use of safety glass in windshields, to resist shattering: lowering the center of gravity for car frames: safety locks: self-adjusting brakes; and seat belts. In addition, car makers contend that in general the public has been slow to purchase "optional" safety devices available which often cost manufacturers large sums to develop and perfect. PROBABLY NO one would seriously argue that the car makers have not tried to make cars safer. The record amply supports their efforts. But today's sJaughter on the highways has become truly massive; and it has become also a definite drag on the economy; hence, it is certainly in order to ask whether the car makers are trying hard enough to make their cars safer. Over the past few years, deaths on U.S. highways have risen to a scandalously large total, greater than all our casualties in Vietnam. The rapidly climbing claims against auto casualty insurance companies and the mounting costs of such insurance settlements are appalling. And no computer could accurately assess just how much brainpower and manpower the nation has lost through these traffic deaths and accidents. RIGHT NOW, a congressional investigating subcommittee is studying the relationship between safety equipment on cars and the accident toll. Crash-injury research projects at Cornei! and Harvard suggest that safer cars could be made. The industry- must, then, take its responsibility more seriously. If the manufacturers are already doing their best, perhaps they should seek the help of outside engineers and researchers. Know Your Bridge By B. JAY BECKER South dealer. Both sides vulnerable. NORTH 4AQ52 TODAY'S GRAB BAG THE ANSWER, QUICKI 1. What had Lot's wife, Bluebeard's wife and Adam's wife in common? 2. Who said the Holy Roman Empire was "neither Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire"? 3. What is the largest member of the mammal world ? 4. What is meant by virtuoso? 5. What is a polemic? IT HAPPENED TODAY On this day in 1931, Congress designated "The Star Spangled Banner" as the national anthem. WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE OPHIDIAN— (oh-FID-i-en )— adjective: of, pertaining to, or belonging to the snakes. YOUR FUTURE Benefits from an elderly relative are foreseen. Today's child will be fond of the BORN TODAY Born this day in 1847, Alexander Graham Bell is best- known for his invention of the telephone. However, the project closest to his heart was his work with the deaf. After gradu- a t ing from M c L a u ren's Academy and the Royal High School in Edin burgh, he assisted his father i n developing a vis- i bl e - speech system to enable deaf persons to communicate with others. After migrating to Canada with his family. Bell taught the system throughout New England and opened a deaf teacher's training school in Boston. •y IUTH KAMSfY Central Frist Writer A keen interest in the science of sound led Bell to experiment with methods of transmitting speech by electrical Impulses, which evolved, almost accidentally into the instrument he called the telephone. Others born this day are railroad pioneer George Pullman, Generals Matthew Ridgeway and Alfred Gruenther, actresses Diana Barrymore «nd Edna Best, labor leader William Green. IT'S MEN SAID To live long it is necessary to live slowly. —Cicero. HOW'D YOU MAKI OUTt 1. A curiosity which led to disaster. 2. Voltaire. 3. The whale. 4. Someone adept in one of the arts. 5. A controversial discussion, or one who engages in it. WEST 443 • 10 6 4 3 4> AK7 EAST 4 J 10 9 8 7 • J 7 5 + A *83 4.QJ652 SOUTH 4»K6 * A 10 9 + KQ9S2 + 1094 The bidding: South West North East 1 + 1 •* 14 Pass 1 NT Pass 3 NT Opening 1 lead — king of hearts. When Sylvia first joined the club she created a tremendous stir. All of us, over the years, had met all kinds of bad players, but Sylvia was really something- different. We had seen mistakes of every type made at the bridge table, but it remained for Sylvia to show us what a hollow existence we had led. Nevertheless, Sylvia had what might be called a saving- grace. Xvery once in. a while sha would dream up some exotic bid or play that would work like a charm and absolutely devastate the opposition. I -wa» kibitzing- Sylvia one day when she held th» East hand. In an effort to understand the inner workings of her mind, I had made it a practice to sit behind her when I was cut out. I thought that if I could fathom her style I might get better results both with and against her. Her partner led the K-Q of hearts, which held, and then another heart, I was busy trying- to guess whether Sylvia would discard a spade or a club, and also which card in either suit she would finally choose. I hadn't yet completed my thoughts when Sylvia suddenly discarded the ace of diamonds' This move caught me completely by surprise. I was wondering- what could possibly induce such a play when I happened to glance over at West. An extraordinary sight greeted my eyes. I had never until that moment quite understood what was meant by the spectrum, but all at once it became clear. There were the seven colors of the rainbow appearing one after another on West's face, in addition to some I had never seen before. Not only that, but his mouth kept opening and closing as if he were trying to say something —but no words came out He was struck speechless. The hand was eventually finished, not a word being said. South, luckily had only eight tricks and went down one. If Sylvia had made any other discard, South would have made four notrump! (C Ittt. King Feature* Syndicate. Inc.)

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