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Tuesday, March 8, 1966 Editorials And Features Solon Critical About War Offers No Remedy Sen. J. W. Fulbright is a kind of classic example of all those critical about the war in Viet Nam but snagged on the dilemma of how to end it. They have ideas on what to do or not to do — as some showed before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, of which Fulbright is chairman — but are hazy on solutions. Two speeches by Fulbright an Arkansas Democrat, one last June 15 and one March 1, and a statement Sunday night show the dilemma of the critics of the Johnson administration, which is in a bit of a dilemma itself. President Johnson tried to get the Communists to negotiate. Having failed, he must continue the war, he feels, without stepping it up to such a degree that Red China might feel impelled to jump in. In June, Fulbright said complete victory would be too costly but unconditional withdrawal from Viet Nam is unthinkable because of the disastrous results. Withdrawal, he felt, would betray this country's obligations to people we have promised to defend and weaken their belief in U.S. guarantees. At the same time he was against stepping up the war, although how else the Communists can be convinced to quit fighting is difficult to imagine. He suggested negotiations to end the war, with major concessions by both sides, although admitting Johnson's efforts to get the Communists to negotiate wound up nowhere. Nevertheless, Fulbright envisioned a compromised peace and after that, he proposed, the United States should join with others in a large program for the social and economic development of Southeast Asia. Johnson had proposed just such a program weeks before Fulbright did. Almost a month before Fulbright's June 15 talk Johnson said the Red Chinese are bent on dominating all Asia but on March 1 Fulbright came up with another speech, this one proposing how to deal with Red China. He suggested an agreement with Red China to neutralize all of Southeast Asia although there was nothing to indicate Red China would ever consider such an agreement. Once such an agreement was made, Fulbright said, the United States and China should pull back all their forces. But Red China does not have forces on the soil of other nations. How such an agreement could be policed to prevent Red Chinese cheating would be monumental in itself. Fulbright did not go into details on that. Fulbright announced Sunday night that his Foreign Relations Committee will open hearings Tuesday aimed at increasing public knowledge about Red China, He said there is a real danger that the "open-ended" Viet Nam conflict will lead to war between the United States and Communist China. Americans should be "open-minded and inquisitive" and try to learn all they can about the Chinese, he said. Last Thursday, two days after Fulbright proposed his neutralization idea, Red China linked Johnson and his critics together as "fools" and said there was no fundamental difference between them about continuing the Viet Nam war. Fulfon Lewis Speaks — LBJ Gives Old Ally $27,000-A-Year Job By FCL.TON LEWIS JK. WASHINGTON — President Johnson has delivered a. prize political plum — a 327,0000"- a- year part - time job — to an old ally, former Indiana Gov. Matthew Welsh. He named Welsh chief U. S. representative on the American- Canadian border commission, a pan - time job that pays more than S500 a week. The former governor, a Democrat, will continue to live and practice law in Indianapolis. Johnson owed Welsh a political favor. In May, 1364, Welsh ran in Indiana's presidential primary as an LBJ stand-in to prevent Alabama Governor George Wallace from capturing the Hoosier delegation to th e Democratic National Convention. Welsh had turned down other jobs offered by Johnson. He explained frankly that he wanted a well - paying job that would take little of his time. Appointment to the border commission fills the bill. But Welsh is by no means the only party loyalist to receive a posh job in the Johnson Administration. More than two dozen Congressional Democrats, de - feated for re - election in 1960, 1962 and 1964. have been ap pointed to major Federal posts. They include Leonard Wolf, an Iowa Representative who was defeated for re - election in I960; Don Magnuson, the Washington State Congressman defeated for re - election after he was arrested on drunk driving charges; and Minnesota's Coya Knutson, of "Coya Come Home" fame. Wolf is now an official of the Agency for International Development, dispensing foreign aid largesse. Magnuson holds down a job with the Interior Department. Mrs. Knutson is on the payroll of the Office of Civil Defense. Former Rep. Merwin Coad of Iowa has served as a highly- paid Administration consultant on several occasions since leaving the House in 1S63. While in Congress, Coad divorced his wife and married his young secretary- He did not bother to seek reelection. Rep. Kathryn Granahan of Pennsylvania lost her House seat through redistricting in 1962. She was named Treasurer of the United States for her troubles. Rep. Joseph Bar-r of Indiana, who was defeated for re-election in 1960, is now an Undersecretary of the Treasury. Rep. James Quigley of Pennsylvania w a s also unseated in 1960. He is now an assistant Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. Other defeated congressmen again all Democrats, who have been rewarded with high-ranking Administration jobs include Denver Hargis (Kan.), Economic Development Agency; Earl Hogan (Ind.), Department of Agri- Daily Crossword Puzzle KING FEATURE ACROSS I. Sordid 5. Peepers 9. Desert animal 10. Pur skins 12. Brahman titles 13. Stun with noise 14. Titanic tocsin 15. Ogle 16. Sodium: sym. 17. Soldier from Sydney 19. Abed 21. Card game 22. Expire 23. Fleece 26. Cants 28. Shooter marble 29. Skewer 30. Olympian warmonger 32. Releases, as a gag 36. Contraction 37. King or queen 39. Wink rapidly 40. Remember 42. Jupiter's wife 43. Entangle 44. More sagacious 45. Branch 46. Mimicked DOWN 1. Inlet from ae* 2. Accumulate 3. French pronoun 4. Overhead train 5. Sword 6. Lincoln's fourscore and seven 7. Gnome 8. Perforated pattern 9. Grande 11. Reptiles 13. Suppose 15. Story-teller 18. Resort 20. Fish 23. Steps 24. Becomes firm 25. Female sheep 26. Back 27. Outcome 29. Knitting stitch 31. Frighten 33. Fat Ye*terdmy*« Answer 34. Auriculate 41. List: abbr. 35. Agena 42. Rose fruit 3S. Turkish 44. Burmese fag language cB 50 W «" tA 45 18 'dl il 57 Ib 58 15 2f) IT 10 17 IV £0 2Z 45 i9 8 16 3-8 culture; Frank Kowalski (Conn.) Subversive Activities Control Board; Frank E. Smith (Miss.), Tennessee Valley Authority; Fred Wampier (Ind.), Department of the Interior; J Floyd Breeding (Kan.), Department of Agriculture; and Ralph Harding, (Idaho), Department of Defense. Several of these are biding their time until the next opportunity to run for office. Breeding, for instance, will probablv seek the senate seat now held by Republican Jim Pearson. It has been established practice in recent years for defeated Democrats to go on the public payroll between elections. Rep. George McGovern of South Dakota lost a senate bid in 1960 and promptly went to work as Director of the Food for Peace Administration under President Kennedy. He resigned in 1962 and won election to the Senate on his second try. Rep. Walter Moeller of Ohio was defeated for re - election in 1962 and found a job with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration awaiting him. He held that post until 1964 when he ran for his old seat and won it back in the Johnson landslide. It is an open secret that several Administration officials hope to use their jobs as a springboard back into elective office. Former Congressman Franklin Delano P.oosevelt Jr., wants desperately to leave the Commerce Department for the New York governorship. Assistant Secre - tary of State G. Mermen Williams, a former governor of Michigan, plans to quit his job for a senate bid. Assistant Commerce Secretary Leroy Collins Is considering a race for governor or senator in Florida in 1968. He is a former Florida governor. Research Grants Are Made To Texas Schools WASHINGTON (AP) — The University of Houston and the University of Texashave been awarded research grants by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA announced Sunday the allocation of 570,000 to Houston for research into "interactions of hydromagnetic wave energy with _energetic plasmas" and $89,916 to Texas to study the characteristics of clear air turbulence. Salty Characters DALLAS (AP) — A couple of characters almost provided themselves with a lifetime supply of salt recently. Police said each of the men threw a 100-pound sack of salt on his shoulder and walked away from a company which uses salt industrially. They walked about a block and put the material oh a pushcart and were wheeling merrily down the street when police nabbed them. You Are Not The Only One By HENRY McLJEMORE Every American says he hates eavesdropping, and every American does it. Such is human nature. That is why one can find "hypocrisy" in the dictionary' directly following 'hypocrateri- morphous," which means, as I am sure you know, "the stand of a mixing bowl." Nothing annoys me more than for Mary to misplace the hyprocateri- morphous when I am sll set to toss a green salad. How many Americans are there who haven't tried to hear something not intended for their ears? Three, at th e most. I'd say. But that is eavesdropping. Yet. when the Federal Communications Commission recently declared electronic eavesdropping devices illegal, most of us Americans said, "Good for them." The FCC said Eavesdropping by any means was an invasion of privacy, and made it quite clear that Americans didn't want to know what the other fellow was saying. How absurd, I have eavesdropped all my life. I have strained my ears trying to pick up conversations in restaurants, through motel and hotel walls, and everywhere else. And so has everyone else I know. I have tried to overhear conversations in libraries, on trains, buses, ships, planes and sidewalks, in cafes, ancient ruins, cathedrals, and living rooms. When I don't manage to hear what is said ot others, not to myself, I am not happy, but annoyed. I have often been tempted to ask whisperers to speak louder so that I can hear what the talk was all about. We are always making laws that do not take into consideration the makeup of people. People have been the same for centuries and, from the looks of things, are going to stay the same way for centuries more. If we had any sense, or were any different from the people of 1000 A.D., we would not fight wars. Wars never proved anything or won anything. Yet we are fighting like crazy today, and giving the same old excuses that were given centuries and centuries ago. We wail and moan over the behavior of teen-agers, and we who are no longer teen-agers did the same things, thought the same thoughts, when we were teen-agers. Our country, and the rest of the world, should read Voltaire and Rousseau again. What they said about men is just as true today as it was when they said it. The world won't be changed until men are changed. Now let us all go and watch "Bewitched." "Bonanza" and "Batman" and tell ourselves how- greatly we have improved — how much clearer and brighter our minds are than were the minds of years ago. Frightening, plain frightening. Bible Verse THE LORD is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness: but is longsuffering to us -ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. n Peter 3:9 'Remember—Without Me You Ain't All There!' Washingfon Merry-Go-Round — LBJ Master Strategist In Viet Political War By DREW PEARSON WASHINGTON — The President has now won a smashing victory in the political war over Viet Nam. And he has won it almost entirely on his own. He received an overwhelming vote in Congress, in effect, endorsing a war for which there never has been a declaration and which almost no member of Congress wants. Simultaneously the public opinion polls are up — something he watches closely. For when they drop, Lyndon knows that his hold over Congress also drops. Finally, his opponents are in confusion. And he did all this through deft public relations of which he is a master, the compulsive personal persua.sion he has developed over the years /.vith Congress, and his sense of political timing, which he understands better than any President in my time. Since the President may have to exert his persuasive power again regarding a war just as distant, just as umpopular and just as money consuming as the highly unpopular Korean War, let's take a look at the techniques he used to accomplish his political victory. First, when the Fulbright senate foreign relations debate on Viet Nam started, he immediately stole the headlines with his dramatic flight to Honolulu. It proved a master stroke. Premier Ky who came to the meet- S>nn Fred Hartrnan ............................ 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 .......................................... J.Tanager Paul Pulman ............................... .... Retail Manager Corrie Laughlin .............................. National Manager Entered as second class matter at the Baytown. Texas, 775n Post Office under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Published afternoons. Monday through Friday, and Sundays by The Baytown Sun, Ini... at 1301 Memorial Drive in Baytown. Texas. P. O. Box 303. Baytown 77521 Subscription Rates By Carrier $1.60 Month. S19.20 per Year Mai! rates on request Represented Nationally By Texas Newspaper Representatives. Inc. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ttm Associated Press Is -ntiUed exclusively to the use for Tepablfcstlon or any news dispatches cre<!!te<3 t£> it or not otherwise credited !n this r*Rp<r urut local news of spontaneous origin published herein. Rights of repubhcfttion of aU other matter h«-een are also reserved. ing with a bad advance press, turned out to be a human being, apparently net a Hitler- lover, He was humble, gave the right answers, talked about social reform. Some Presidents would have been content to rest with this victor}-, but Lyndon knew he had more battles to win. So from Honolulu he ordered Vice President Hubert Humphrey, darling of the liberals, to the Far East. HHH came back after visiting various key capitals. IT MATTERED not that he got a sour reaction in India and Pakistan and that later they slapped back at his proffered loans. More important, he arrived home, a whirlwind of persuasion to use that persuasion on his old friends in Congress. The Democratic Study Group, most liberal cell in the House, was captivated. At a series of White House meetings for all congressmen, the vice president gave valuable, confidential briefings, with the President himself chiming in. Key- cabinet members were on hand to answer questions. Meanwhile the President had thrown astute McGeorge Bundy and down-to-earth Undersecretary of State George Ball before the television-viewing public to answer Bobby Kennedy's ill- timed proposal for a coalition South Viet Nam government. The President didn't wait even a day to answer. Bobby's proposal came out on Saturday. He was answered on Sunday. FROM HIS long knowledge of l.he Senate, LBJ knew that he would have trouble with certain key members of Fuibright's Foreign Relations Committee. Fulbright and Wayne Morse, the Oregon independent, he knew could not be influenced. Eut Senators Frank Church, D- Idaho, Joe dark, D-Pa., Claiborne' Pell, D-R.I., and Cliff Case, R-N.J.. were invited to the State Department for lunch- Secretary Rusk opened up by- asking, "What do you fellows want?" and proceeded to answer their questions; also probe them with return questions. Rusk did a good job. The four stuck with the President on the crucial Wayne Morse test vote. Thus did Lyndon, by moving his men as carefully as a commander in battle, win his political war at home. The war in Viet Nam, however, still remains to be won. More Communist troops are coming monthly from the North, despite our bombing of the North. More Americans are being drafted. More flag - draped coffins ar e being landed back home. And the monsoon rains, with their mud and mosquitoes, sodden uniforms and wet rations, are about to arrive. They are the worst enemy of all, and there's nothing the Senate, Saigon, or the White House can do about them. Eraser-Dusting To Stay Old-Fashioned INDIAN APOLJS. Ind. (AP) — The eraser-dusting assignment will remain in effect at Public School 84 because the Parent- Teacher Association decided SSO was too much to spend for an electric duster. Principal Charles Delaporte said the PTA had considered erasing the dusting detail when first told the mechanical device would cost $37. A Choice For Hunters AUSTIN (AP) —State game officials feel Texas hunters some day may have their choice of native or exotic birds. Attempts are being -made to stock ringneck pheasant in Matagorda. Brazoria and Wharton Counties. Plans call for releasing the Afgahan white-winged pheasant in Lubbock, Lynn and Gaines Counties. Don'f Count On A Snail For Power By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) — Things a columnist might never know if he didn't open his mail: It doesn't pay to hitch your wagon to a snail. Someone has figured it takes 2Vi million snails to <X}cal the pulling power of one horse. Glove talk: If she draws her glove halfway onto the left hand, it means, "I am indifferent:" if she holds the tips of her-glove downward — "I wish to get acquainted;" if she puts en her left glove and leaves the thumb uncovered — "Do you love me?" And if she puts on her right glove and leaves the thumb uncovered, she's saying. "Kiss me." While there is a knowledge explosion going on. there is also a knowledge lapse.For example, the American Dental Association reports that about SO per cent of the American people still don't brush their teeth properly. Quotable notables: "Some folks can look so busy doing nothing that they seen-! indispensable" — Kin Hubbard. Beating the teen-age drinker: Kids in many spates alter the birth date on their driver's license to prove they are old enough to buy liquor. Kansas stops that by issuing red license cards to drivers under 21. Sometimes the official mind acts in mysterious ways: An amendment to the British post office guide prohibits sending chewing gum to the Soviet Union. George Washington was better at betting at the card table than the racetrack. But he did come out ahead when his famous stallion. Magnolia, lost to a racer owned by Thomas Jefferson. Washington recouped by trading the stallion to Gen. Light Horse Harry Lee for 5,000 acres of Kentucky land. A reader reports: "In sorting through a collection of books left by a grandfather. I came across a dictionary- printed in 1901. Leafing through it, I saw 'uranium' defined, as 'a worthless metal, not found in the U.S.' " Worth remembering: "Be friendly with the folks you know. If it weren't for them, you'd be a total stranger." Letter To The Editor Editor, The Sun Dear Sir: It's spring houseclenning Time in Baytown once again, and as any housewife can tell you, the job can't be done without any equipment, so all you folks who failed to pay your poll ta.x. run down right now and register for your "broom." When you start clear.lns, don't forget our filthy little di'ch at David G. Bun-set School and the fact that our sehr-ol board has elected to do nothing about it. True, the minority board member who should have served on the committee with Soth Mitchell was omitted, which more or less excused minority board members from fiction However, the question which has rom-'.ir,'--^ unanswered is "why. after u=ur month? of delib^r.-'tion and study by the "Gully Guys" no bonrd member '"ithc-r minority or majority) bothered to ask Mitchell for a pr^sress report?" Anvbodv got a "while tornado" handy? Mrs. Jerold C .Gates Jr. 315 Abbott Did You Know? The greatest meat eaters in the world — figures include organs and poultry — are said to be the Uruguayans. Know Your Bridge By B. JAY BECKER TODAY'S GRAB BAG THE ANSWER, QUICKI 1. Where is Lapland? 2. How many countries do not use the decimal system in money? 3. What is the average number of heartbeats per minute of the adult human male? 4. In what book does the character Mark Sabre appear? 5. What is the color of a ship's port light? starboard light? YOUR FUTURE Be prepared for a reversal followed by a stroke of luck. Today's child will have determination, fortitude. WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE LIMN — (LIM) — verb; to represent in drawing or painting. IT'S BEEN SAID The less tenderness a man has in his nature the more he requires of others. — Rahcl. BORN TODAY U.S. jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. was born in Boston. Mass.. in 1841. He left Harvard in 1S61 and enlisted in the 20th Massachusetts R e g i merit, serving for throe years in combat. Severely wounded at Ball's Bluff, Antietam and Fredericksburg, he was mustered out of the Army in 1864 with the grade o f lieutenant colonel. Returning to Harvard, he obtained a law degree, was admitted to the bar and began practicing in Boston. After terms as associate and. chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, he was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1902. By RUTH RAMSEY Central Press Writer In 30 years of court service he was famous for his liberal interpretations of the Constitution and defense of civil liberties. For his recurrent disagreements with the more conservative members of the court, he became known as the "Great Dissenter." Others born this day are chemist Fanington Daniels, composer Alan Hovhaness, economist Stuart Chase, actresses Cyd Charisse and Claire Trevor, actor Sam Jaffe and baseball's Ray Mueller. IT HAPPENED TODAY On this day in 1917, the Russian Revolution began with strikes and riots in St. Petersburg. HOW'D YOU MAKE OUT? 1. Across northern Norway, Sweden, and Russia. 2. Two; England and Ireland. 3. 72. 4. "If Winter Comes." 5. Red; green. North dealer. Neither side vulnerable, NORTH 4 K6 V A J • A K 10 9 6 2 WEST EAST 4 J87432 4 AQ WQ74 * K952 454 4 Q 7 3 + J6 A10952 SOUTH 4 1095 V 10 8 6 3 4 JS * A Q 8 4 The bidding: North East South West 1 4 Pass 1 NT Pass 3 NT Opening lead—four of spades. In the ordinary course of events you seldom get a chance to do anything really brilliant at the bridge table. In' most cases the proper bid or play is self-evident, as well as logical, and all you have to do to get good results is avoid mental aberrations. However, there are times when you have to be extremely alert and do something offbeat to accomplish your purpose. There are no guardian angels present to warn you that this is your moment of glory; you must recognize the situation for yourself and do what has to be done. clarer in (C 1S66, King Features syndicate. Inc. > Here is a case where East made a spectacular play to defeat the contract. West led a spade against three notrump. East took the A-Q and then had to decide what to play next. After thinking the matter over, he came forth with the only play which could defeat the contract — the king of hearts! As a result of this play. West acquired an entry to cash his spades and South eventually went down four. Note that a low heart return, instead of the king, wouid not have done the job. Declarer would have made nine tricks by establishing the diamonds. From East's viewpoint the king of hearts return had to be the right play. He had to credit West with either the queen of hearts or ace of clubs as an entry to the spades; otherwise, declarer was virtually certain to make the contract with the aid of dummy's diamonds. No great harm could come from leading the king- of hearts even if it turned out that South' had the queen, but much harm could come from returning a club if it turned out that South had the ace. A club return could give South the timing to establish the diamonds and make the contract; the king of hearts return, though unusual, was much n-.ore likely to do de-

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