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Friday, March 4, 1966 Editorials And Features Reds May Misinterpret U. S. Attitude On War The past year, particularly the past two months, has been as dizzy and confused a time in American foreign affairs as anv since the isolationism of the 1930s left the United States docile, unarmed and ill-prepared for the war that came. Now the divided opinion on the Vietnamese war may-well make the North Vietnamese Communists and the Viet Cong believe the American will to fight is splintered and that by continuing the war they may win what they want. Sen. Thomas J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, calls the criticism of the Vietnamese war "the new isolationism." But the criticism is not so clear as that. There is a general unhappiness among the critics but no unity on a solution. Sen. Wayne Morse, Oregon Democrat, has denounced President Johnson's Viet Nam policy as "immoral and godless." He said Johnson has no constitutional right to send troops into it without a declaration of war. But there is not even a little sign Congress intends to declare war. Morse called for arbitration of the war by the United Nations. Johnson made a bid to the United Nations for a negotiated settlement. But the U.N. Security Council shows little stomach for getting involved. Last spring Sen. J. W. Fulbright, Arkansas Democrat, Johnson's constant war critic, and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called for a halt to the bombing of North Viet Nam as a way to induce the Communists into a negotiated settlement. Starting late in December, and for 37 days, Johnson halted the bombings, sent peace emissaries around the Fulton Lewis Speaks world. The North Vietnamese ignored him and Johnson ordered the bombing resumed Jan. 31. Later Fulbright called for a negotiated settlement with major concessions by both sides, and this week he proposed a settlement by agreement with Red China for neutralization of all Southeast Asia. But the United States has no regular diplomatic relations with the Chinese, has kept them out of the United Nations. And it is hard to see ho%v China, even if it agreed not to invade its neighbors, could be kept from subverting them, which would have the same effect as invasion. Lt. Gen. James M. Gavin, retired, told Fulbright's committee a large- scale increase of American troops in Viet Nam would involve the risk of war with Red China. Wednesday Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara announced American combat strength in Viet Nam would be boosted from 215,000 to 235,000 men. Yet, Gavin insisted American troops should stay in Viet Nam but at the same time said this country should not escalate the war. And George F. Kennan, one-time head of the State Department's policy planning staff, also had some advice "for Fulbright's group: This country should decide what could be securely held in Viet Nam and then dig in and wait for a political solution. But even while he was saying it the Viet Cong held about 75 per cent of South Viet Nam. Johnson, sensitive to criticism and anxious to satisfy as many Americans as possible, has been talking of waging a very restrained kind of war, which may or may not be evidence the critics have tied his hands a bit. SNCC Could Have Cost D.C. Self-Cover nment By FULTON LEWIS JR. WASHINGTON — The fiery young rebels of the Student Non- Violent Coordinating Committee have quite possibly cost the District of Columbia self - government Both houses of Congress last 3'ear passed "home rule" bills that would give District residents the right to choose their own mayor and city council. Differences between the House and Senate versions have prevented final passage, but prospects for this session were considered good. In its zeal to win "home rule," however, SNCC may have killed any possibility of congressional action. Leaders of th e militant civil rights group announced last week a massive boycott that would force local merchants to back home rule. Marion Barry Jr.. local SNCC director, said Washington businessmen would be asked for 5100,000 to fight for home rule passage. Those merchants who refused to ante up would be the target of a boycott by Washington's Negro community, SNCC leaders vowed. Reaction to the boycott was swift. Rep. B. F. Sisk (D,-Salif.). author of the House bill to give Washington home rule, announced that he was reconsidering his position. "This is the most glaring example of outright blackmail I have ever seen." he said. "If this type of thing represents the leadership of the District, I may have to reassess my thinking as to whether there is responsible leadership here to undertake self-government." Joseph Raugh Jr., chairman of the District Democratic Committee, and a long-time home rule advocate, denounced the proposal as un-American. Publicly, he said the boycott would "hurt" the cause of home rule. Privately, he said the SNCC project had virtually killed the possibility of congressional approval. The U.S. Attorney for the district. David G. Bress, said the boycott would violate Federal snti - racketeering statutes and that organizers face jail terms of up to 20 years. SNCC leaders then backtracked, saying they would accept only "voluntary" contributions from local merchants. Funds raised, they said, would be used to help defeat Congressional "bigots" opposed to horne rule. It is undoubtedly true that some southern congressmen oppose home rule because they would not like to see a Negro majority run the nation's capital. But northern legislators are also opposed to home rule. They Daily C ACROSS 1. Murder 5. German river 9. Singly 10. Valleys 12. Confederate president 13. One of the Muses 14. Chemical suffix 15. Neighbor of Wash. 16. Land 1 measure 17. Taxes 20. State of being: suffix • 21. Feigns 23. Step 26. 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Finnish sis seaport % !0 15 ^ d iy <M <W 6 % ^^ '<?/, <K> 7 % 20 ^ 11 ifc 8 Ifc ^ i2 '//, u ^ 55 W 3-4. cite the opposition of the Washington Star: "Th e home rule case is based on the philosophically appealing, democratic proposition that the community beJongs to its inhabitants, and that thev should govern it. The problem of Washington, however, i s that it does not belong to it s inhabitants. It is a special community, formed for a special federal purpose. Can anything but the federal authority oversee the fulfillment of that purpose? "Some advocates of home rule say that anyone who disagrees .with them can be motivated only by racial bigotry. It's an old tactic, and a dishonest one. Let us be quite clear about this. The reason one should think carefully about turning this city over to the people who live in it is not that a large proportion of them are Negroes. The reason is that they happen to live in Washington, D.C., th e capital of these United States, which is, and ought to remain, a different sort of city." There is, too, the question of financing local government in the District of Columbia. A city council could hardly tax the federal government — the city's only real industry. Washington tried "home rule" little more than a century ago. The city w.ent bankrupt trying to provide service for its people. So Congress took over in 1874 with the present commission setup, the federal government undertaking tc share regularly in th« city's costs. Local opponents oi home rule believe that if Congress were relieved of th e day-by-day respon- sibiiitity for the District of Columbia, it would be tempted to wash its hands of financial responsibility for it. And the District of Columbia would end up on the financial rocks once again. DEMOCRATIC Congressional leaders hope to rush through Congress legislation providing 5750,000 for an official residence for Vice resident Hubert Humphrey. House P.epublicans have served notice they will fight the bill. GOP Whip Les Arends of Illinois noted the Administration has drastically cut back on sorely-needed housing for servicemen and their dependents. "If proper housing for our fighting men is to be deferred because of budgetary limitations and inflationary pressures," he asked, "why should not the same principle apply in connection with an epensive house for the vice president?" Bible Verse AND THOU shalt love the Lord thy God with ail thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy nund, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. Mark 12:30 Things To Do Without By JEEXEY McIXMOSE Things I could do without. Being asked to look in my wife's purse for anything. At the last count it contained 21,345 objects, 99 per cent of which were completely useless and could have been discarded fiv e years ago . . . The return of the double breasted suit. When I put one on I rsemble a natty blimp - . . People who listen to the radio. Why radio listeners ever turn the dial, I'll never know. The same bleats come forth at every number on the dial . . . The sound of a telephone busy signal. The bzzrr - bzzzz - bzzz must have been perfected by a man who hated his fellows. Why couldn't the busy signal be the shake of a tambourine, the squeak of a mouse or the cry of the wild high-tufted heron? Instant coffee . . . Instant cream . . . Instant shoeshine . . . Starched shirts . . . Vending machines . . - Prayers before sports events . . . New bath towels . . - Basketball, a game played by junior freaks to the tune of a whistle . . . Hairless dogs . . . Hubert Humphrey's grin . . . Harris tweed . . . Poker games with a woman in them . . . State and county fairs on a rainy day . . . Refrigerator ice cube trays . . . Plastic raincoats . . . The sameness of motels - - - Fur stoles . . . Unmarked police cars . . . Dull pencils . . . Margarine . . Canned sweet potatoes . - . Entertainments (?) who imitate other entertainers. Establishments that photograph you when you cash a check . . . Finance companies that urge you to borrow money at a high rate of interest so as to get out of debt. The logic of this is beyond me . . . Child entertainers, especially •violinists and toe dancers . . . High school bands that refuse to play marches but insist on performing what their leaders considers to be a "big production number" . . . Stereo nuts, with music coming out of every corner of the house . . . Pool halls with no chalk . . . Strawberry shortcake made with spongy cake . . . Ti e pins - - - Card tables with stuck legs . . . Hot dogs wrapped in waxed paper. Ever try to wipe mustard off your face with waxed paper? . . . Women who walk around in pink hair rollers . . . Foam rubber pillows. There should be a law against the non-yielding things ... A cover that is tucked in too tight . . . Breakfast in bed. What a nuisance! . . . Japanese movies - - - Any book by Henry James - - - Advertising inserts in magaines. OLIVE SUCKER MESSINA. Sicily (AP) —Mechanic Nicola Spada claims to have invented a new machine that harvests olives by sucking them off the trees. He says the suction pump can harvest up to 2,500 pounds of c-lives in an hour. Try Sun Classified Ads Way Ouf Washington Merry-Go-Round — Pampa Solon Shouts At FCC Over TV Controls By DREW PEARSON WASHINGTON — The congressman from Pampa, Tex., Walter Rogers, ardent and consistent champion of th e cigaret companies, the advertising companies, and the big TV networks had a secret shouting session \v ith Federal Communications Commissioners the other day, opposing their right to regulate part of the television industry. This time the Democrat who chiefly represents Texas Pan handle xvheat farmers was opposing the FCC's right to regulate rapidly growing CATV. This is the community - antenna system, which picks up network programs and delivers them to various communities without originating them or paying for the programs. The FCC has considered it important to probe this crossfire of programming in the television industry, but the Demo - cratic congressman from Pampa vigorously objected. First, Rogers begged the new Commerce Committee chairman Rep. Harley Staggers of West Virginia, to oppose any regulation of community - antenna TV by the FCC. Instead, Staggers summoned the FCC commissioners behind closed doors to get their views. At this meeting Rogers launched into a diatribe against the FCC, shouting and gestur- Hmjintmt Fred ............................ Editor and Publisher James H. Hale ................................ General Manager Preston Pendergrass .......................... Managing Editor Beulah Mae Jackson ................ Assistant To The Publisher Bill Harunan ........................ 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 S1.60 Month, $19.20 per Year Mail rates on request Represented Nationally By Texas Newspaper Representatives. Inc. MEMBER Of THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TTio Assoclatf-d Press Is *nUt!«J exclusively to the use for r»;>ublicatlon ot any news aispaiches credited to it or not otherwise crtrtlted In tills paper and Ioca.1 news of spontaneous origin published herein. HJghts of repubilcatloa of all other matter herein are aiao reserved. ing. He reminded the commissioners that the FCC was a creature of Congress and announced he would introduce legislation to stop them from regulating CATV companies. Congressman Springer, R-H1., quietly noted that the FCC had based its plans to regulate CA- TV on sound legal advice. Chairman Stagger s supported him, saying he had received several letters from CATV subscribers indicating that they had been prompted to write by a scare campaign. But Congress man Rogers continued to rant. Despite all this, the FCC is going ahead with plans to regulate CATV, and Congressman Rogers is doing his best to block it. REP. ADAM Clayton Powell, the handsome, gallivanting Harlem globetrotter, is on the loose again. When he was being pursued by a process - server in a New York libel suit, he was quite faithful in answering roil calls in Washington, did an excellent job of passing legislation. He had told the court that his presence was essential in Washington. Now that a New York judge has rendered a verdict, Powell has become a chronic absentee from his important Education and Labor Committee. He didn't show up even when the House Administration Committee approved a 1966 fund for his committee, though later that day he turned up, big as life, on the House floor. Other congressmen had hoped to question him about his strange veto of a voucher for S10.70 for th e New York Times of last October, November and December, Republicans on the Education and Labor Committee previously agreed with Powell that the committee would pay for the Times, needed to keep abreast of the anti - poverty program in New York. However, the Times started criticizing Chairman Powell for his conduct of the probe. So when the 510.70 Times voucher was put on Powell's desk, he wrote on it an angry "No!" Chief gripe against the vola- tile Congressman from Harlem is that he won't let other members of hi s committee investigate the anti - poverty program and some of its inefficiencies in the big cities. In Boston, Powell suddenly stopped a probe of kickbacks involving certain anti - poverty officials. Four committee investigators quit in disgust. Other committee staffers have been yanked out of a dozen other cities before they could make a real investigation of the antipoverty program, especially the charges of high salaries paid to officials with not enough money going to the poor. In Harlem, for example, there have been widespread charges about the misuse of both federal and New York City funds for anti - poverty work. An estimated 60 par cent of the money goes for staff salaries, some as high a s $25.000. New Haven's anti - poverty chief gets S25.000. which is S7.- 000 mor e than the mayor. In New Jersey the job pays S24.- 000; in Washington, D.C., S25,- 000, which is more than many judges and heads of federal agencies get. The boss in Boston, who resigned in a furor over "fiscal irresponsibility," received S27.- 500 a year. Junior High Math ALICE STEVENSON. Baytown Junior High student, tied for first place in junior high math at the Baytown Science Fair. She tied for first place with Bobby Kinsey, Horace Mann Junior High. A Science Fair official said that due to an error in tabulations her name was not announced in the awards cere - mony. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Stevenson, 178 Bayshore Drive. Crude Oil Line From Corpus To Houston Planned HOUSTON" — Humble Pipe Une Co. has announced plans for the construction of a 205- mile 16-inch crude oil pipeline from the Corpus Christ! area to the refining area along the Houston Ship Channel in Harris County. The new line will interconnect with the company's Webster Station near Baytown and tie in with existing facilities for delivery of crude oil to Texas City and Houston ship channel refineries. The common carrier pipeline will extend from the company's Ingleside Station in San Patrick) County to Humble Oil & Refining Co.'s Baytown Refinery. It will provide piepline servce for shippers from the South-Southwest Texas oil producing areas to upper Texas Gulf Coast refineries. Ingleside Station currently receives crude oil and gas liquids from numerous producing fields and plants south, west, and northwest of Corpus Christi. presently, Ingleside station pumps crude to the company's Harbor Island Terminal near Aransas Pass for loading aboard barges and tankers. The new line is designed for automatic and remote control operation and will have an initial capacity of approximately 100,000 barrels per day. Scheduling and dispatching through this system will be handled by the company's Oil Traffic Control Center in Houston. Construction of the line is planned for this fall with completion expected before the end of the year. Seven Klansmen Are Indicted By Grand Jury WASHINGTON (API— A federal grand jury Thursday indicted seven alleged members of the Ku Klux Man, including Imperia! Wizard Robert M. Shelton. on charges of contempt of Congress. The seven were ci'ed for contempt by the House after they refused to furnish records subpoenaed by the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Shelton. of Tuscaloosa, Ala., heads the United Mans of America. Others named in the indictments are James R. Jones, North Carolina grand dragon or state leader: Robert E. Scoggin. South Carolina grand dragon: Calvin F. Craig. Georgia grand draeon: Marshal] E. Kornegay, Virginia grand dragon; Geroge F". Dorsett. imperial kludd or' chaplain: and Robert Hudgiris, imperial kladd or conductor. The Justice Department said the seven men will be arraigned later, when arrangements can be made None is now in custody. Each wag named in a separate indictment charcinc one count of contempt. Conviction would earn.- a maximum penalty of 12 months in jail and a $1,000 fine. HLPCO Pisns Sale Of $40 Million in Bonds Director of Houston Lighting & Power Co. has authorized filing a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission preparatory to selling S40.0QD.OOO first mortgage bonds. The 30-year bonds are to be offered for sale at competitive bidding. The company said a part of the net proceeds from the bond sale will be used to retire outstanding bank loans .and the remainder will be added to construction funds required for the company's "project Enterprise" expansion program. Know Your Bridge By B. JAY BECKER BIDDING QUIZ You are South, neither side '< overcaU in the one level implies vulnerable. The bidding has been: West Xorth East South TODAY'S GRAB BAG THE ANSWER, QUICK! 1. What is a cormorant? 2. What scientist gave his name to a. process for purifying milk? 3. What is arterio-sclerosis ? 4. What have Paulist. Trappist and Carthusian in common? 5. Distinguish between bouillon and bullion. IT HAPPENED TODAY On this day in 1791, Vermont became the fourteenth state. IT'S BEEN SAID Fahc modesty is the refinement of vanity. It is a lie. — Bruycre. YOUR FUTURE Dramatic news and big- developments are on their way. Today's child will b« resourceful. BORN TODAY j Revolutionary War h e r o j Cour.t Casimir Pulaski was born this day in Podolia, Poland, in 1748. His anti-Russian activities, at a time when Poland was under the rule of that country, led to his exile in 1772 and he found his way to America, In 1777 he joined the C o n t i nental Array, becoming- a briga- d i e r general and made chief of cavalry. After a disagreement with Gen. Anthony Wayne, he organized his own cavalry unit, the Pulaski Legion, at Charleston, S. C. He died in 1779 of wounds suffered while leading- a cavalry By RUTH RAMSEY Central Prets Writer charge during the seige of Savannah, Ga. Others born this day arc painter Sir Henry Raeburn, football coach Knute Rockne, bridge expert Charles Goren. physicist Valdimir Veksler, actor Robert Bice, baseball's Clyde McCullough and Cass Michaels. WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE PATRIARCHY — (PAY-tri- AR-ki)—noun; a form of social organization in which the father is the head of the family, and descent is reckoned in the male line. HOW'D YOU MAKE OUT? 1. A large sea bird. 2. Louis Pasteur. 3. Hardening of the arteries. 4. They are Roman Catholic monastic orders. 5. Bouillon is a broth; bullion uncoined gold or silver. interest in a part score, not a game. 3. Four hearts. Regardless of how weak partner's overcall is, you have to get to a game, and the simplest way of getting there is by bidding it. A good i case can also be made for bid- "What would you bid now with each of the following five hands? 1. AAJ3 If J6 4KQ9 4.KQJ72 j ding . three diamonds in order to 2. AAK984 VQ53 4-962 J^J4 j indicate slam possibilities. This 3 AS WQ652 AA84 AAQJ73 j approach is entirely acceptable. w " T T ^ ~ ^ \ I rr*v.-~~ Al ».J n T.T ^1, 4. AAJ865 ^K83 •— *KJ942 5. 4KJ9M2 4J42 4^65 1. Three notrump. Partner is bound to have values of one kind or another for his bid, whether in the form of high cards, distribution, or a com- 4. Three diamonds. Here, also, a game is indicated, but whether the best game contract is in spades, hearts or clubs is at the moment uncertain. The cuebid. in ad^.itiin to showing control of diamonds and a good hand, has the further advantage that bination of both. Whatever his it might induce North to bid a values, a game must be reached. Three notrump appears to be the easiest game contract to make, but North may have other ideas, in which case he might go on to four hearts. The important thing is that you can't afford to bid only two no- trump or three clubs, neither of which is forcing. 2. Two hearts. The beat way of showing heart support, which we have, is by bidding two hearts. The trap to avoid is a two spade bid, which by no means suggests support for hearts. Partner did not open the bidding but merely overcaHed, and a new miit named by us therefore would not assure further bidding and might lead to the wrong contract. Partner's second suit, if he has one. In that case, with a better trump suit having been, found, the hand would become that much easier to play. Of course, if North simply rebids hearts, we carry on to game. 5. Pass. Here we have the makings of a misfit, and the wisest thing to do is pass. A two spade bid might work well occasionally, but there is too much danger in bidding it. The misfit in hearts is already known, and, if we were to try two spades and it turned out that partner was short in that suit, the opponents might start doubling and we would then not have a safe place to rest. It pays to be cautious in misfit bands. (O 19G6, King Features Syndicate, Inc.)

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