The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on March 3, 1966 · Page 15
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 15

Baytown, Texas
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Thursday, March 3, 1966
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Thursday, March 3, 1966 MR. ABERNATHY •y Frank Rtdgewoy and Ralston (Bud) on«c DUDLEY, GO PRING INTHE MILK FOR MY CEREAL. 3-3 THEMSLKMAN FORGOT TO MAKE A DELIVERY. CHIEF By Joe Dawley OH. TME SHAMS OP IT/." YOU, A WHUPPEP BY A OACK-&483IT/ IF YOU U, R4RDCN THE EXPRESSION... HE HIT M£ WITH A KABBrT PUNCM/ NUBBIN By Jim Burnet & George Grander!! LITTLE HENRY By Cari Anderson SETTLE BAILEY By Mort Walker Corruption, Easy Money Hamper Vief ,4id Program SAIGON. South Viet N*m (AP) — Huge sums of money, loose controls, and the ancient Asian acceptance of corruption in government have hampered U.S. efforts to stabilize the Vietnamese economy and to get 100 cents worth of good out of each aid dollar. "Leakage" in the U.S. aid program has run into millions of U.S. dollars over the years. Probably no one knows for certain just how many. Premier Nguyen Cao Ky repeatedly has pledged to clean up corruption which the government hag acknowledged as widespread. Some highly publicized moves have been made, but any concerted program would involve high government officials whose support Ky must retain to stay in office, reliable sources say. U.S. aid officials in the past have conceded that some U.S. aid even has reached the Viet Cong indirectly, and said steps were taken to reduce this problem. A huge black market in U.S. currency and commodities flourishes in Viet Nam. The biggest in both categories are in Saigon. American Gls help feed both. Post exchange items ranging from cigarettes and cameras to high-fidelity sets and television sets find their way to the black market. Cigarettes are rationed and Gls are limited in the number of major items they can buy. Until the second half of 1965. Gls took part of their pay in U.S. dollars, which were eagerly snapped up on the black market The American mission then began issuing military payment certificates, which became the currency in the PX, commissary, American billets and U.S.- run officers' and enlisted men's clubs. There now is a black market in scrip. It brings somewhnt less on the currency martjt than U.S. dollars. A black market favorite is U.S. postal money orders which Gls can buy under certain restrictions. Some American Gls have been court-martialed for black market activities. The biggest problem lies in the aid program itself. A basic tenet of the program is that the Vietnamese must be allowed to run the show with American advice so that leadership and responsibility can be developed inside the Saigon government. The U.S. aid mission monitors the spending and disposition of commodities, but the intraca- cies of Vietnamese wheeling and dealing plus an element of chaos caused by the war make total surveillance impossible. U.S. aid officials deplore the situation, and despair over the chance of making the East conform to Western mores. How- ever, they point out that there are honest men in government and that many hold corruption to what some U.S. sources consider an "acceptable" level. Some, they say, have gone completely overboard. Black marketing in Saigon is so routine that it is anything but under the counter. Sidewalk stands with plentiful supplies of American cigarettes line downtown streets. On several streets, sidewalk stalls sell American Army blankets, mosquito nets, insect spray, canned rations, whisky, toothpaste and dozens of other items. In a more remote sector. Army field tents, ponchos, field packs, fatigue uniforms, canteens and jungle boots are available. The amount of material falling into Viet Cong hands is possibly a more serious matter. Cans of cooking oil bearing the imprint of the U.S. clasped- hands symbol are not uncommon sights when troops move into Viet Cong villages. One U.S. construction worker said privately that the Viet Cong was able to supply cement on a competitive basis with government- backed contractors. Second Economic Opportunity Unit Project Planned A second project has been funded for the 3ya - month - old Houston-Harris County Economic Opportunity Organization. This 533,955 federal grant is ear-marked for the Family and Children's Service Center Parent Education Program, better known as ENABLE, executive director Charles Kelly of Houston announced. Delegate agency for the project will be Family and Children's Service Center, 3635 W. Dallas in Houston, The purpose of the pogram is professional persons to staff parent education groups from poverty target areas in Houston and Harris County. One of the strongest coordinating links will be that between the FCSC staff and the community organization staff of HHCEOO, both in selecting community areas to be served and in planning future parent education services for the poverty target areas. Project Operation Medicare Alert, the crash program funded to the HHCEOO early in February, is meeting with great success, Kelly said. Total federal funds received to date by HHCEOO are 5215,673. Local contributions are S26.5ZL GEMIN1-8 RENDEZVOUS—That tricky space rendezvous of Gemini-8 and an Agena satellite scheduled for mid-March is illustrated above. Top left, an engineer examines spiral antennas mounted in the nose of the Gemini spacecraft and will be used to transmit and receive signals between the rendezvous radar urvjts. Top right is the radar indicator which will help guide the astronauts to the rendezvous with the Agena. 3-ower left: aa engineer examines an engineering model of the fiberglass covered Gemini rendezvous radar unit. Bottom right: The Gemtni-S maneuvers toward the Agena target (foreground). The Gemini's nose index bar (arrow) will lock into notch of the docking- collar on the Agena. / TO TME >> ( CLUB, MOTMEK ) ^^ IF Tr4= GENERAL EVER MEARD you CALLIN& MB TT4AT you WHAT HE'D D0.' >teU'Li_ POLISH ALL- TV4S PAINT OFF Ti-S SENEGAL'S CAX By Fred Lasswell BARNEY GOOGLE AND SNUFFY SMITH VE AIN'T GOT NO ELECTRlcrry WHAT DO YE RUN IT ON? KEROSENE /MUST BE TETCHED IN TH' HAID, CALEB !! COME ON. IN TH 1 HOUSE. SNUFFV, AN'SEE MY NEW TELLERVISION SET By Mort Walker and Dik Browne HI AND LOIS NOW, YOU srr THERE \ UNTIL XDUR DINNER IS V GONE/I V*"NT EVERY OF FT TO DISAPPEAR.' A? LET'S SET THE /VUV3IC TRICKS By Paul Norris BRICK BRADFORD OKAY, TOP-y..- WB'<2.£ GOINS INTO Y V 01 - 1 H * c> &UT S>£POR£ W6 ) TO S*J^P£CT ME.~. OO I WANT TO TEl 1. YOU HOW -5—^ /».NO I AM GUILTY L AM POP- WOUNC5ING / V YOlJ...-1 WOP£ VOU ^^fflfi) f ftu. OF YOU I,..I CAN FORGIVE ME.... _,..._ ,_ YOU' INTO coucne^! KIT, set n THAT TOKV »$ •STRAPPED * THAT e.V£2.Y J THE VSZ.V OWE BATH "^- - ''-'Jf^'-^\ 8y Alex Raymond RIP KIRB1 KIT IT'S AMSS LlNTEN, SHE WAS GREATLY ASiTATED. TORE OUT OF HERE POWN THE SMOKE ROAD... BOTH OF THEM KNEW AU- TME 7JME...OH, THE HUMILIATION.' COtf'T BOTHER ME HCW, PE5MONR I'M WAITING FOR MR. FOSTER TO ET OUT OF THE WATER SO I CAN THROW H!M BA3X Cut In Federal Budget Is Urged LONGVZEW, Tex. (AP)— The East Texas Chamber of Commerce wants th e 1957 federal budget cut by 54.5 billion. Directors of the 67-county organization in resolutions passed Tuesday asked also that foreign aid and many domestic programs be sharply curtailed. No recommendations for reductions in military funds was made. The chamber officials voiced opposition to secondary boycott picketing and to House Resolution. 82S2 which they said would permit the federal government to take over state unemployment programs. Included in recommendations for sharp cutbacks were the Economic Opportunity Act, the economic development program, aid to elementary and secondary schools, rent supplement program grants to neighborhood facilities, urban planning, maternal and child welfare grants, college facilities construction, Tennessee Valley Authority, and others. Try Sun Classified Ads ANNOUNCING . . . Mr. Ken De Long is now associated in the capacity of body shop manager with LUMUS BAYTOWN DODGE. Mr. De Long's 21 years' experience in estimating, claims adjusting, and body shop management enables Him to render prompt, efficient and accurate insurance estimating to your vehicle. Mr. De Long extends a persona! invitation to you if you are ever in need of his services. LUMUS offers 24-hour wrecker service. LUMUS BAYTOWN DODGE 2800 MARKET STREET 583-7474 Have a Happy Easter Let Your Sun Classified Ads Help You Make It A Happier Easter Easter is so many things. It's church, colored egigs, candy and Easter baskets. It's family dinner, new clothes . . . and, no matter what the weather, it's the beginning of spring. To be sure this Easter is all that you want it to be for those you love, put powerful Sun Classified ads to work for you right now. Turn the no longer used articles yon have around your home into extra cash by selling them the easy, inexpensive and profitable way. All if fakes is a phone call. Just dial 582-8323 for the experienced Ad Writer who's waiting to help you. And, a 3 line Ad is oniy $.63 per day on the special 6 day rate. Don't wait. Get your money-making Sun Classified Ads working for you today . . . and have a happier Easter! 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