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Sunday, MarcK 6, 1966 Editorials And Features FBI Watch In Texas Hard To Understand Gov. John Connally and Atty.-Gen. Waggoner Carr are understandably upset by U.S. Atty.-Gen. Nicholas Katz- ebach's decision to have FBI agents spot check progress of free voter registration in Texas. Both the governor and the attorney general had some harsh words to say about the Katzenbach action in an Austin news conference — and when informed of the criticism by Carr, Katzenbach expressed "astonishment." We don't know what prompted the attorney general to order voter registration checked, but we don't think it was necessary nor wise on his part for the reasons that such action gives rise to speculation that something clandestine may be afoot and creates the impression that Texans are not law- abiding citizens. Further, it places the state in the position of being under FBI surveillance for no reason at all. The vast majority of Texans have an indestructible respect for law and order. They obey laws they don't like, even federal laws that encroach upon states' rights. There is no reason for anyone, including the Attorney-General of the United States, to suspect that Texas public officials charged with the responsibility of carrying out the law will not do so in this particular instance. Notwithstanding the government's contention that Texas' poll tax law discriminated against minority groups, no one has been denied the right to vote in this state. As Gov. Connally pointed out, the people of Texas rejected a state constitutional amendment outlawing the poll tax. They apparently did not believe it discriminatory. But this is not an argument for or against the poll tax. We are questioning the attorney general's decision to have FBI agents watch voter registration. The attorney general should be reminded that Texas public officials are now in the process of carrying out a new state law enacted by a recent special session of the legislature — and not a federal law. They are doing this with the same dedication they have had in the strict enforcement of other state laws. We think the attorney general owes it to the officials and the people of Texas to explain his reasons for ordering the FBI to spot check voter registration. If he has information that Gov. Connally and Atty.-Gen. Carr do not have, in all fairness he should give it to them. They are charged with the responsibility of seeing that state laws are enforced fairly and honestly. The new voter registration law is no different than any other law, and as far as we can determine, no Texas public official would have any reason to attempt any subversion of the law. A three-judge federal court recently threw out the Texas poll tax law, contending it violated the U.S. Constitution. The law had been on Texas statute books more than 60 years. This action, although pending in the higher courts, called for immediate moves by the Texas Legislature to establish a system of voter registration to replace the poll tax law if it is eventually declared invalid by the U. S. Supreme Court. It would seem that the U.S. Attorney General would allow due process of law to operate in the Texas case. There would be ample time for him to take action if Texas failed or refused to comply. Texas has had only a minimum amount of difficulty in the field of race relations. For the most part, the law of the land has been obeyed. It is to be hoped that Atty.-Gen. Katzenbach's actions do not wind up causing trouble where there was none. City Hall Scene By BEE LANDRUM Mont Belvieu area residents interested in incorporating their community are suspicious of the Baytown City Council's in ten - tions. They cannot understand why the council is not willing to give permission now for the incorporation of Mont Belvieu. Practically all members of the council have expressed approval of plans for incorporation of the community. But the councilmen want the incorporation delayed until after Baytown's protective strips have been extended farther Councilman Clem Massey has expressed a desire to "complete the loops" before permitting any incorporation that might endan- er Baytown's growth area. The Mont Belvieu residents feel that Baytown already has adequate protection in that area from annexation by the newly incorporated community. Council members have been concerned about the possibility of some newly incorporated community extendin-g its boundaries rapidly by petition of adjoining property owners. The Mont Belvieu residents have assured the Baytown city officials that they are interested in only the area north of Interstate 10 and east of Cedar Bayou. They have asked about the possibility of Baytown withdraw- ing its strip up the Southern Pacific Railroad Co. right - of-way and using the centerline of Cedar Bayou in annexation of the protective strip. The council members have voiced no objection to using the bayou other than that it might involve taxation of many property owners, whereas only one property owner is involved in the annexation of the railroad right- of-way. City officials prefer to extend the protective fingers along public road right - of - way so that no taxpayers will be involved. Some consideration was given to annexing along State Highway 146 north, which would have extended Baytown's city limits through Mont Belvieu. However, Highway 1-46 east of Cedar Bayou is not within the Baytown city limits. The council had not taken final action on the two - mile extension east along Interstate 10 when a decision was made to annex into the Mont Belvieu area. Although the city council may decide later to relocate its protective finger from the Southern Pacific right - of - way to Cedar Bayou, it is possible also that the council may decide that the triangular area between the railroad right - of - way, Cedar Bayou and the Chambers - Liberty counties line is needed for Baytown's future growth. Daily C i ACROSS 4 1. Drum 6. Thus 9. Sea soldier 10. Smell : 12. Omits in i pronunciation i 13. LTnaspirated consonant 1 14. Unite 1 15. Rend 1! 17. Snake 18. Test 1< 20. Music note 21. Appear 24. Trickster 2 26. Belonging- to E!ia 28. Contaminate 29. Consent 31. Soaks flax 32. Pronoun, old style 33. Implants firmly 35. Ostrich- like bird 37. Court 38. Mandarin tea 41. The City of Otherly Love 43. Suet 45. Crack 46. Expire 47. Exclamation 48. Sand dunes DOWN 1. Legend 2. Parched — r LEx dir pe sla 5. Op 5. Ph •.Co 5. Re }. Ca I. Re 3. Po 3. Fo re. 9. "T Be M. I. Ki % 9 M 14 d ' 6 & id ib 41 4!> ^ -rossworc C1NG FEATURE traor- 22. Com- ary fort rsons: 23. Printer jig meas- pose ures oebus 25. Jumble ncept 27. Weath< gular word t cry 30. Chisele grets in a rtion way ssilized 34. Linen >in < sheer wo 36. Two-to fore the sloth ist" 38. Conten Hers 39. Boo 1 ^ " "f/ * % di % ib i '//, IS ii % 42 4 15 ^ 27 57 ^ % % ^ tl % 50 4i 46 48 1 Puzzle 3* ;r 5 SIL L l° D/ajvi! )S.Brig AITIQ __, ai ilil~i • IN SITjAII .'RpASLl^ST ?M lD«eiR:E;EmEID rlcfpJ-ILBO^SIi'N d . T.3!t:NiA«0;30(LS • ^'^-1-iPB^! KilrJir-Sl Yesterday' a. Answer ed 40. Soft drink d 42. Choose 44. Kettle % W '//, 16 Z8 % 5* 6 10 li ^ 15 51 ^ 44 7 17 ^ ES ^ 58 B iO ^ 59 /s^/ II ^ 40 ^ Such a decision would not conflict with the Mont Belvieu residents' current plans for incorporation. But it no doubt would be objectionable from standpoint of limiting future growth of the community. Nevertheless, as has been pointed out in previous City Hall scene columns, the council must be concerned first with Bay town's welfare. Councilman Donnie Hullum reminded Mont Belvieu residents of this responsibility Thursday during a luncheon meeting at the Goose Creek Country Club. The meeting was attended also by Councilman Clem Massey, City Attorney George Chandler, and Mont Belvieu residents Gordon Speer, P. E. Battle, Don McLeod, Harvey Cotton and H. H. McCollum. Hullum and Massey are members of the council's annexation committee, which recommended extension of a protective finger into the Mont Belvieu area. Unless the council members' attitude changes, Mont Belvieu will be permitted to incorporate, assuming that a majority of the residents of the community desire this. But the council may delay the incorporation move for awhile longer. Mont Belvieu residents working on this matter are almost ready to petition for an election. Baytown's "go ahead signal'' is pending further study of the matter. Viet Ammunition Costs $210 Million A Month BOSTON (AP)—U.S. forces in Viet Nam are using ammunition at the rate of $210 million a month and are being supplied with bombs 2'^ times faster than during the Korean War, a Defense Department official said today. And, he said, the department is "budgeting for a consumption rate considerably higher." Asst. Secretary of Defense Paul R. Ignatius included the figures in a briefing for New England business and industry leaders. Marines Thank Students WICHITA FALLS, Tex. (AP) — U.S. Marines in South Viet Nam are saying thanks to American college students with 20-piaster Vietnamese notes. The notes are about the equivalent of a U.S. quarter. Scrawled on the notes are messages of thanks to students at Midwestern University here for 273 pints of blood donated last December. Members of Marine Air Group 16, stationed near Da Nang, sent the notes. Bible Verse HE WILL fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them. Psalms 145:19 Every Texan Should Read This Book •THE GALVESTON THAT WAS" by Howard Barostcxve. 234 pp., New York, MacmiUan Co., 1966, $12.»5. By MABY HL BBOWX As Houston millionaire Bob Smith's eye-catching Sea-arama attempts to reinstate Galveston as a Texas tourist resort, it seems ironic that Harold Barnstone, another Houstonian, should publish a vivid account of "The Galveston That Was." Barnstone's book, which is beautifully photographed, at tempts to explain how a thriving, progressive city such as Galveston was in the ISSO's, destined to become the greatest Gulf Coast city, declined into a small, almost forgotten resort area. In his "Introduction," Barnstone raises possible theories to account for the decline. Many have argued that the railroad's bypassing Galveston during this critical time brought about the demise, Barnstone refutes this, however, pointing to New York and Chicago, both of which overcame similar fates to become two of the nation's metropolitan giants. Another possibility is that perhaps the Isle City never financially overcame the terrific beating it took in the storm of 1900 which took an estimated 5,000 to S.OOO lives. But this would not explain the situation either, for in 1905 when East Texas needed financing in its Spindletop oil venture, Galveston banks and support were able to provide the needed assistance. When the question arises how Houston, lacking the natural advantages of Galveston, was able to bypass Galveston in prestige maybe the real answer is close at hand. Apparently a majority of the city's real estate was owned by three prominent families who refused to sell and lose their "control" when the city needed expanding Toom. Houston not only obliged with the land space needed, but actually "wooed" progress and newcomers. Regardless of the true reason, the old Galveston is no more. Barnstone and the magnificent photographs of Henri Cartier- Bresscn and Ezra Stoller recapture the old spirit by turning attention to the remaining 19th Century buildings still standing throughout the city. Most architecture of this period in the United States has been destroyed to make room for progress. It is comirvr down in Galveston too, architect Barnstone says, but because of fire department condemnations and razings to avoid paying taxes- Page after page shows the aging structures now unnoticed among the city's edifices. Diagrams of some of the buildings accompany the pictures and occasional touch-ups show the now dilapidated homes and stores in their original beauty. Every Texan, it seems, and especially every Texan along the Gulf Coast would bs interested in the book. Even if you did not have time to read it, just glancing at the pictures is a history lesson. Try Sun Classified Ads Rough Ride Ahead Washington Merry- Go-Round — House Probes Network Squeeze Of TV Outfits By DREW PEARSON WASHINGTON — If you want to get on television with a major show you have to cut in the network as a part owner. That was the testimony given before the House Small Business Committee, headed by Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., in his probe of how monopoly influences the impact of television on the mind of America. Gradually Dingell is unfolding the fact that, whereas antitrust laws govern the motion picture theatres, the Federal Power Commission prevents monopoly by the oil, gas and utility companies ,and the Interstate Commerce Commission regulates monopoly by the railroads, the networks have been largely unregulated. This is because the Federal Communications Commission has been either intimidated or blocked by the House Interstate Commerce Committee from exercising its authority. So far, new committee chairman Harley Staggers, D-W. Va., though making noises about reversing the pro-Madison Avenue policy of his committee, has been timid about actually doing so. As a result, Rep. Dingell of the House Small Busineses Committee has taken the investigating lead away from him. "What consideration is there for an independent producer like £>nn 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 S1.60 Month, $19.20 per Year Mail rates on request Represented Nationally By Texas Newspaper Representatives. Inc. MEMBER OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tftfl Associated Press is ^nUUed exclusively to the u*e for republlcation ot anv news dispatches credited to It or not other-wise credited In this paper and local news or »pontaneous origin published herein. Rights of repubUcaUou of Rli other matter hereon are also reserved. yourself?" Dingell asked Don McGuire of Beverly Hills, producer of "Hennessey." "After he cuts in the chains, he gets a handshake and the right to use the public airways," replied McGuire. "Oh, he makes a living if he plays the game. If he doesn't, he's dead. A producer friend of mine had a show turned down because the network was using re-runs of the Joan Davis show at the time he wanted. " 'But Joan Davis had been dead for seven years,' " he argued. "The network said, 'Yes, we still have about a hundred of her shows for distribution.' " Questioned further by Dingell, McGuire related: "The nets sometimes even schedule nonexistent shows of their own, before they are written, but an in- Pilot Ordered Held In Threat To President AUSTIN (AP) — Schuyler Colfax Brock Jr., 45, former army pilot, was ordered held for possible federal grand jury action following a preliminary hearing Thursday on charges he threatened the President. Brock was arrested by the Secret Service and charged Feb. 25. Kenneth Wiesman, Secret Service agent in charge of the Austin area, testified no weapons were found in Brock's San Marcos home. Wiesman said Brock told him he wrote the threatening letter. The letter, presented as evidence before U.S. Commissioner Forrst Troutman, said in part" . . . We will shoot the President out of the White House three or four times with continuing and wearying monotony." East Texas Has Gam COMMERCE CAP) — Spring registration at East Texas State University totaled 6,577 students, a 27.8 per cent increase over the spring semester of 1965. The graduate school has 1,261 students, including 1,008 in the master's program and 253 working toward the Ph.D. degree. dependent producer must have a finished product However, if you go out to lunch with a network official, he'll tell you in a nice way that it isn't advisable to complain to the Federal Communications Commission." AS A RESULT of these tactics the big networks own the major interest of most prime time TV shows and rarely carry a show unless they are cut in for at least 51 per cent. Another independent producer, David Wolper, not yet called to testify, has found that on public affairs programs CBS and NBC lay down a complete blackout to independent producers. He has produced such outstanding programs as the "Race for Space," which was nixed by all networks because they didn't produce it; and "Let My People Go," the story of the Exodus of the Jews, also vetoed by the nets. The Race for Space later won the San Francisco and Los Angeles International Film Festival awards,-while Let'My People Go was distributed by Xerox through independent TV stations. Wolper managed to persuade Fred Friendly, recently retired CBS executive, to show "The Making of the President 1964" based on Ted White's book, and ABC snowed the -earlier "Making of the President 1960." ABC. incidentally, does not entirely ban independently produced public affairs programs. NOTE: Another phase of the TV industry which Congress might take a look at is the irregularity of TV spots. A recent survey by Broadcast Advertisers reports shows irregularities in 39,920 spot announcements during July-December 1965. They included over-commercialization, clipped programs, triple or multiple spotting. Letter To The Editor Editor: The Sun Dear Sir: Thank you very much on behalf of the Bayshore Rod. Reel and Gun dub for the kind words about our exhibit at the Houston Boat Show. We appreciate your recognition of the hard work of the members in putting together the reef. However, we were engaged in more wan the display of a section of live oyster reef from Trinity Bay. We were protesting the destruction of the livelihood of 3300 people and their multi-million- dollar industry. We were criticizing the actions of Governor Connally and his Parks and WUdlife Commission and the inaction of Attorney General Waggoner Carr which caused this tragedy. W e were protesting the great blow to the livelihoods of all the tens of thousands engaged in the recreational industries of this area. There is no valid reason whatsoever for the continued dredging of live, productive oyster reefs at Smith's Point. There is no reason for destruction of the live reefs even in the polluted areas of the bays near Seabrook and Texas City, Shell is only a small part of the total business of Parker Brothers. Horton and Horton and W. D. Haden, the principal dredging firms. They can afford to dredge legitimate mud shell, as they have in the past, at a reasonable distance from liv e reefs. The oyster industry and th« other commercial and recreational values of our boys are being destroyed through neglect on the Part of public officials charge with protection of the livelihood and property of the people of Texas. We of the Bayshore Rod, Reel and Gun dub ar e still hoping to awaken these officials to their responsibilities in the protection of the jobs of so many thousands of people in this area, not to mention the rights of the hundreds of thousands who use our bays for recreation. L. J. Kessler. Chairman, Boat Show Committee A&M To Keep Coed Policy For 3-4 Years COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (AP)—Texas A&M's .current admission policy of limited coeducation likely will continue for the next three or four years and there is no formal discussion on the agenda of Saturday's board meeting .board President H.C. Heldenfels said today. But the committee appointed last year to study a coeducation ruling by state's Arty. Gen.. Waggoner Carr will meet for the first time prior to the regular board meeting, Heldenfels added. Carr had held the board policy of accepting only undergraduate women related to university em- ployes or students was discriminatory and unreasonable class distinction. The board later amended its policy by authorizing A&M President Earl Rudder personally to check applications from women ineligible under the current policy and determine if they are eligible for admission. The four committee members —Clyde Wells. L. F. Peterson, Sterling Evans and Gardiner Symonds —may make recommendations to the board after their meeting, but Heldenfels indicated their report probably will be received at the April session. Know Your Bridge By B. JAY BECKER South dealer. Jveither side vulnerable. NORTH 4 J9S » AQ10 TODAY'S GRAB BAG THE ANSWER, QUICK! 1. Where is the Zambezi River? 2. What is meant by Halcyon Days? 3. What is a poltroon? 4. Who called England "perfidious Albion"? 5. What British peer and poet swam the Hellespont? YOUR FUTURE You'll need patienc*. endurance; be content with small gains. Today's child will be devoted to duty. For March 6: Avoid snap decisions, quarrels. Today's child will be enterprising. IT'S BEEN SAID Pitt not your trust in money, but put your money in trust. — Oliver Wendell Holmes. WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE QUIXOTIC— (kwiks-OT-ik)— adjective; resemblingr Don Quixote: extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary; impracticable. BORN TODAY ] Born in Huyton. Lancaster- shire, England, in 1908, Rex Carey Harrison made his first appearance on the legitimate stage at the age of 16 at the Liverpool Repertory Theatre, where he remained until 1927. Following his film debut in 1929. and his London stage de- fa u t in 1930, Harrison played inn u m e r able roles, both on tour and in repertory. He is probably best-known for his portrayal -of "Henry Higgins" in "My Fair Lady." the Broadway musical adaptation of Shaw's "Pygmalion, 1 which was more recently made into a film. For his performance, both on the stage and in the film, Harrison received the Antoinette Perry Award as Broadway's best musical actor By RUTH RAMSIY Cenfrof Pr«* Wrifar and Hollywood's "Oscar." Others born this day are omedian Chick Johnson, conductor Lorin Maazel, actor Dean Stockwell, film director Laslo Jenedek. Born March 6: Raphael Michelangelo, poetess Elizabeth 3 a r r e 11 Browning, astronaut Gordon Cooper, cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, comedian Lou Costello, baseball's Robert IT HAPPENED TODAY On this day In 1863, the Senate organized into a court of impeachment to try PrMldent Andrew Johnson. On March 6, 1857, the Supreme Court handed down Ite "Dred Scott Decision,- holding that slaves were not citizens, bat property of their masters. HOW'D YOU MAKE OUT? 1. Central Africa. 2. Times of happiness and prosperity. 3. A spiritless coward. 4. Napoleon I. 5. Lord Byron. 852 WEST 463 »J762 4QJ104 AAJ5 EAST A4 4,10862 SOUTH 4KQ10752 »83 • AK6 East Pass The bidding: South West North 1 4 Pass 1 NT 3 4 Pass 4 4 Opening lead — queen of diamonds. If you toss a coin into the air, it is even money that it will not come down heads. If you toss two coins, the odds are 3 to 1 that they will not both come down heads. (With three coins the odds become 7 to 1.) While it is not vital for a good bridge player to master completely the theory of probabilities, it does help in many hands to be familiar with its general principles. Bridge leans heavily on probabilities, and the player who sticks to percent- ages will do well in the long run. Examine this hand where South won the diamond lead | with the king and played a I spade to the jack, losing to the j ace. East returned a diamond, j taken with the ace. After play' ing another round of trumps. South led a heart to the queen, the finesse losing to the king. He then lost a diamond and a club to go down one. South's method of play was not the best. In, effect, he gave himself only a 50% chance to make the contract, since it was even money whether East or West would have the king of hearts. He staked the outcome entirely on the finesse. But South would have had a 3 to 1 chance in his favor had he finessed the queen of hearts at trick two, instead of later. If the finesse proved to be successful, it would have yielded the tenth trick. But if the finesse lost, he would still be able to win the diamond return and finesse the ten of hearts. He would thus have made the contract. This method of play gives declarer two chances to make the hand instead of one. It combines two even-money shots which, as in the case of the coins, make him a 3 to 1 favorite. (C 1966, King Features Syndicate, Inc.)

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