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Freeport, Texas
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Monday, November 29, 1971
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EDITORIAL A key We approach the holiday season, when the sheer volume of traffic on the streets and highways, and the hurrying, makes the operation of an automobile more hazardous. From now until New Year's Day the roadways will have an overload of vehicles. There are more trucks, delivering more merchandise. There are more people shopping, and partying, and traveling for family reunions. On holiday weekends there is undoubtedly more drinking, so that the higher volume of traffic has a greater proportion of high-risk drivers. Moreover, seasonal changes bring about an unpredictable succession of adverse weather elements. Rain, fog, Die biting cold that slows one's responses, all make for increased hazards. While pointing this out, we observe also that in the iu b of fatal accidents at The Facts, there have been a total of 35 persons killed in Brazoria County this year in traffic accidents. Highway death is on the increase. The Facts log showed 20 fatalities at this time on the 1970 in staying alive calendar, and 33 at the same point in 1969. In the last decade, the number of fatal accidents each year is large enough to show a pattern. One can spot particular periods when the toll Is greater than normal. Naturally, one would expect to find a bunching of accidents around Memorial Day, Labor Day, just prior to Christmas, and on New Year's Eve. The exact opposite is true. We find that as a general rule, there are virtually no fatal accidents on those days when the apparent risk is greatest. There are distinct gaps In the log during the long holidays. This coincides with another finding. On some of these same danger periods— when the National Safety Council makes grim predictions and Ihey often come true—Facts reporters have been assigned to ride with sheriffs deputies or police during the evening vigil. These rides have been amazingly tame. Instead, the toll list sliosvs an abnormally high proportion of fatal accidents occurring in January. There is often an increase in' March and April. JIM BISHOP: REPORTER Late dinner with the walking dead (ind the highest proportion Is in the two months of July and August. The apparent fact is that the kind of high-speed accidents that cause deaths occur most frequently at times when traffic and weather conditions arc normal. And these accidents diminish during periods of exceptional danger on the highways. A reasonable assumption for this seeming paradox is Uwt alertness by drivers makes all the difference. At periods and under conditions in which there is obviously great danger, there la more attention to driving; more caution and watchfulness of other vehicles and luuards. Conversely, normal conditions may lead to driver inattention to risks that always exist on roadways. This tends to support the concept of "dcfi-nsive driving " This means that cacti motorist realizes that lib own competence on the rwtd is not enough to insure his safety He must rt'coguue Uuii all times, he is endangered by in* competents on the roads, and rntat assume the responsibility for ktt-ping himself alive in their CHINA ftUEVE IN $UPK-FOW£ff<: The smile was rich and warm in the round pale face Her husband, a Chinese named Charlie, scowled in silence. He didn't want this interview. "The police told me that if 1 talk lo you," she said, "some kids might read it. Do you think it will help them?" I nodded. The tape was spinning like two hands with a ball of yarn. "Well. 1 married Charlie four years ago. He was my pusher." She was prelty at age 31; a fatigued Kim Novak type. "He was selling three caps at $10 a crack. You know what three caps are? No? It's three to five per cent heroin • and the res I is flour and sugar, It's^so weak you need five of ' ihvm for one pop and that's SO bucks.'. ' ' '?•*•• How many times did you shoot yourself eJich day?" "Oh, six, I guess. That's 300 a day." "Impossible." "His habit ran lo 300 a day when we got married. That comes to GOO," "How did you make it?" "It's a long lousy story. I started when I was IS. I ran away from home—1 just couldn't stand my old man— and I ran lo Reno and sat in a bus terminal. All a girl has to do is sit and shiver. Soon, a taxi driver gives her the eye. Is she hungry? Can he stake her to chow? You know. "He asks if you would like to make some real money in a bouse. You say sure and from then on you're neck deep in drunken slobs. When I was young, I used lo earn 10 bucks a trick. Well, 30 tricks a night and you have your 309. Right? Hooked on Melhadone "You get caught sometimes. You get busted here and there. They have an arrest sheet on me covers five pages. Both sides." She smiled faintly, apologetically. "I don't like this baring-ihe-soul business. Neither does Charlie We're both on methadone, but we're hooked on that too." Charlie the Chinese grunted. He wanted to say something. His voice is like a barking cough. "My supplier gave me 100 three caps. I paid six apiece for them and sold them for 10, if ) cau find enough users every day, I make 400.1 give him 180—wholesale price—and get 30 caps for myself. U 1 don't peddle the t>Uiff, I have to rob a bouse at night. I don't like lo steal, mister." It is possible to cure a heroin WORLD ALMANAC PACTS addict if be has been a user for six months or less. Suddenly, she laughed. Tossed her bead back and laughed. "When we got married, we wanted to adopt a baby. Nobody would let us adopt a baby rattlesnake." She was serious for a moment. Then she asked for a piece of paper and a pen. She was adding and multiplying. "From age IS until now, I figure I have had 89,000 sexual contacts. Minimum. sides are so diseased that pieces of it keep falling down into Ihe peritoneum." "The what?" "Peritoneum. Bottom of the abdomen. I have -chronic peritonitis." 'Think you'll pull out of this? Both of you?" Silence. She looked wist/ul. He scowled at the rug. "No," she said. He shook his head negatively. "I can't work a bouse anymore," she said. "I can't pick up a trick on Ihe sidewalk because I'm running against the young chicks. The two of us decided to take up shoplifting." Steal lo Order For the first time, Charlie the Chinese laughed. "Only on order," be said. "You want a suit of clothes « short with gray stripes, we pick it up for you at ooe-third the price. You need a steak, costume jewelry, a piece of carpet—." "How about a job? " He turned my way and I saw Ihe drooping black mustache and the mocking shoe-button eyes. "Where?" be said softly. "Who would employ us?" For them the hour was late, and all the doors are closed. They have a mongrel dog who has no prejudice against prostitution or drug addiction. He loves them. Mrs. Bishop and I took Mr. and Mrs. Charlie to dinner. They seemed to relax in an aura of good food and music. "Did you two take anything before you came here?" 1 said. They looked at each other. "Well," she said, "we chip a little. We take a shot now and then, bul if they delect it at th« methadone clinic, they cut you out." "How?" "They take a urine test. We won't show up tomorrow." In moat cases, 1 am callous when I dig for a slot-) 1 .1 looked at them when they weren't looking, and I wondered why anyone ever takes that fir*! shot of narcotics. She must have known what would happen. He jpew. too She admitled that Charlie b more interested in a cure, and fights harder for it, than she. Something like pity yankix! my throat shut. /'U il.will belp^kids," she said again. "It will," I said. Dining with the dead U an awkward business. . . BRUCE BIOSSAT Japan shies away from militarism TOKYO (NEA)-The world's occasionally voiced fears thai a new militarism might arise in Japan are well understood by the Japanese But the weight of evidence against the prospect set-nu overwhelming. When I talked with It K Naomi Nishimura. director general of (he Self-Defense Agency, his convincing sensitivity to these fears was the dominant impression. The realistic Japanese are themselves never without memory of their old World War If image. There is some feeling here that, even if trained manpower were needed to help an Asian neighbor in a natural disaster, no uniformed Japanese could be sent to foreign soil. Moreover, the pacifism in was the first Negro to become a general u) The U.S. Army, appointed Oct. 25, His SOD, ^r. ( 3 graduate,, foeeaws sep*' a? FOUNDED Itt II II THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS OgplCATEO tO THE GROWTH AMO PBOCBEiS Of BBAZOXIA COUNI f James S. Nabors ............... Editor and Publisher Chester C. Surber ................ Business Manager George W. Johnson.... Com posing Itoom Foreman Frank Ramirez ............... Press (loom Foreman Naiielle Mallory ............. . ...... Office Manager Beanie p. Bwlet ............ Cjrcula lion Manager EWTOJUALDKPT. Glenn Heath ....................... Managing Editor Roberta Daiisby ............. Asst. Managing Editor John Platzer .......................... Sports Editor Off JVJcllhenwy ........... . , ........ Women's Editor ADVERTISING UEPT. Gerald pew ............. Retail Advertising Manager 'Pearl Glover... Classified Advertising Manager if Second Clan matter Mwcb 11, mz. »t the Tew, Port QfjOfee, under Ute art of Coogrew at 4»Uy md 6««Uy «<*pl Saturday at 307 E. Park Ave-, Fr«*pwl, Ttxtf by Review Publiihen, Inc. tBOled 91 J« P. P«rt Ave, Fr«jwt. Texar JSJMS 8. N»W*, rmidtat. SwbwripUw m»= By carrier, dggy »a4 Sunday, »z.i5 f*r smU M*il ttibvristtai r»m» »» available <w »4 we ft wHf IB POLICY: N*w« retwrtlog ta ift*ii ft* *<*#*(* an* fair. Editorial be this country it real. embracing all age Moments Japan's J70.CiOO-inan defmic force i* not adnurrd hen- at home, and recruiting is difficult. Popular anger lingered muriths after a Japanese fighter plant. 1 collided vuth a commercial aircraft. Killing morv than 160 A formation "f fighters was jupposcd tu (lo J "fly-by" over Tokyu during » rccrnt defense force review, it was called off on account of "smog." In (act. ihc sfciii day were brilliantly clear Nishimura said in interview that thwe can be iw early change in Japan's established reliance upon the U.S. nuclear umbrella and its I'anfic forces stationed in Japan and f A in aw a. But this dcpcndiiict;. 'Ahik- accepted as necessary by countless practical-minded Japanese. U dit'ply rrwnted by many Few in this wwld like being on the receiving end in a big-protector rcluliofu:lup Then, of course, then- are Ihe radical student!) jnd politically-minded labor unions The newest street- theater rioting iind \vork stoppages stiow again ):<>A tough it is (or Japan t<j approve the puct resturing iu control uver Okuiauu but allowing us to ki't-j) l^aici there. These resentments, with Uicir obvious political impact, are used by llie Japanese to justify saying "no" to American urgiiigs tlut they laku on a Urgcr share of defense costs in the Western Pacific. The radicals' auii- Americanisin U old stuff, bul of litllc real concern in this capital..More worrisome is the growth uf this feeluig ajm>ng others, especially sinct- OIL- "Nixoii shocks" on (xonottiic policy and liis ploiiutd Wi visit to Peking. What buriiti t>ome influential Japanese is the seme of inetjUijlity which the President's surprises laid upon them Said one official: "li he paying more atuaiu'ou to CJiiiia tliau to us (>vc;iutc I'rklng ha* thr •ilatntc Ujinh" 1 We *»>uW no! want in. laiii MI- could |?H the txiinh V«T) qMickly if ft to 'He is rijflil U ctuld \» tJev»'!i>jKd Iwrv in k-x.'i than '.*u >wrs t !hf rmuiional J.ip.innc mm ed from thf animenines of World Vi,it II into strong iruntful frifndjhip with America Nixon's moves cuusc iixnc in uiggest tcday Uuit liiey have iiwn in ii position of "trtcr trust " TIH- iCrt-jt bond IMS 'Afiikctml. attd could deteriorate further. Vel iimsJ J,i|,',im-isc »tj|| like Aiaerica and its pcupk and fee I tlwir 3«:cunty and '*dl U-iins linked wilh ours Nearly b,tre of tu* nwten.iii, tlit-> knu* the high vulnerability of ttmr CMiipIn IV! I economy Same offer Uiat vulnerability a* l)ie firmest practical prwf (hat lltcy cuuid nut rtluru to milMarislic f*«!urt t^'i'n if they wished to BARBS IS) 1'IHL Meanest man In the neigh borhoud cooks oul only when jou're tlownwitid from him. The ujjice u,olt calls fiis jalopy 'tu uriiwurctl may be no such things as ghosts, but buried troubles DO come back to haunt you. ;• . v Siiuw us u married co«- lile who livid Uundi uiui v.u'il lay ijddi neither trusts tilt other l<j yel at wallet. There's wthtng like aw ijuiun sandwich and a couple smarts u) 014 PgpikuU t<i insure you a seat on tlie iiits aU to uourtelf. THE BRAZOSPORT EDITORIAL PAGE Fwport, TeXM, Monday, November If.lltl ANDERSON MERRY-GO-ROUND TOP FM CHIEF GETS TIPS ON JOB FHOM AWNOU) PALMER; PANAMA HIO CENTEK FOH U J. HKHOIN. COCAINE: SUPPLY; NIXON MEN SWARM CAPITOL HILL UKSIMTE ANTI-LOHHY LAW HyJACKANUMHSON WASHINGTON - The matt traveled man w government U FexJer*! Aviation Ad. mlnistrmor John Shelter, who haa font (or th? government junket what Colonel Sanders did for greasy chicken, Shaffer insists It i* hl« solemn duty to "monitor the national aviation system," lie ikies Ihto by Hying arotmd «t public expense In a ileek Loekhwl Jetsttr. Last yw, Shaffor hit the »lkl blue ywder (or » total of mile*, and h« rxprvU to (up 1 50.000 miles thi* ymr. It mini tw ih« all- lime rm>rd for taxpayer-funded travel by one inun W couw, the FAA maintain* artlcnily that not a tmnuceo/£}i«Jbr'» air (tmo was lo«5«ti in pursuit of plcasur*. It was strictly business, the KM say*, that took him all ow the v»w Id All om ibe *«ld* "He ha* to carry cut ih« mpMtsibility o< Hi* FAA administrate*," say* an agency spokesman "He ha* to Hwoiior the iwttofwl aviation tyvirm. whkti t* realty worldwide We Have (a<i)»ltr» in Alrka, she Middle KMI ami so on" Shaffw » "mooitwinit." however, linvUvd a fweiH, hteh butt) Weekend trip lo Orlando Ha He played KO« with Arnold 1'almtr, ami hi* family vkailed Dkuwsy World An f'AA jpikesman was aakni *has is (idle* »ili> I'almcf wuuld nxtmbUr fo Shaffer'* wisdom The offkial reply "i^lnter is an riper irtxrvl pilot and unkp*iy «H«|i«ed" IP dtKWw avialkw matter* While Shatter fc» Wajhinttlon « *ly kin*. the ^jnkrt u no to Cjpuuf IWl For intionrc, a Air t'artv plaw rt**«<t> lojktl up !o the terminal at Cotwada S(*«i£*. C\»t ttcppn] »« inemfcrri t>< the )(«««<• Arntcd 3er» *cm (wtmiil (<nr Tturj (ud come ait Kunl» o< the Alf Fwtvr. lu (he Air K*xv«* Am) WUili flame Kven more Un»h (rratnwtit *a.» accorded Chjanun F i'd ward IkUtl. I»U. *» MHi ht» «ati» He *a,» turtiiilved a prUaic Air >rt to (ly lo a i*l from Uw «*ri»e in D-N.Y,. for th« upcoming of hU I tout* l>anania Canal tUtK«nimltlv«. Mate* tlvat "onc>twelfth of the tterotn ami coc«Jwt entering the US. mines throuKh I'anama " — This tot made Manama "«>e of the nw»« »»Kniflcanl counrtm for the tnrtttiltlpnveni of nartrtk drv«,» lo lh« US," The report !»• tficatct that the Illicit drug* are rwiird IhroUKh I'anama from Souih America. Kurope ami even A»w, Here'* Itow ihe sinmtghT* operate: Kroin l'aiuma'» IWatt Ik4d», ti£ht planw tklp front eountty to country into the US »til) catifun of ewjwc, herom and >i*a>«»h -•Hie tiny country '» i«o ina^r po*t» and 10 . minor hartxin we havent (of ptwrr t*>au ami " trawler* »ttkft p«.-k dofw w hidden Md» -I'anama'* ww r«Kl%tered «hip», all numned by fu<ei|tn trrw*. e^tcr puwtUlMlw tor druf Mhtigitting » varied a* the wtwki't mullipte iftjkctp Km« .WJtmrt* akune lartted fat titles »ttnl» a heft) tit puubdtt of hefvta. tnwtfi to <wrvu<K- MiM to half ihe addttt* in .*«-* CUy, Ihe ref»ft rwall*. M !»»«*»«» e*«mpie» thai "the von p< a l'<»nam*i*jn ,\mlxt»M<Vi« and h»« butiyeuard *ete «rtv»ied adempei^ to wnuegle tj< pjurnj. of hefote to«o J«Ao F Kennedy InternaitonA) Airpml in »*Aew Ye«*. " Cuncludm Ihe h** not and t% rw« to taivvlk:* ftdwcvmenl To (*«nwna trade, U 5 diplomat Mdh«t S and tnjtcrwii! met «wrt from (hetf vnaMXtt, > tmr* , awl a >*««p U ptaencd «|»aB Ib* 4, where Sir r>ar*fc» tJraic and Stf Jf«if j itoqfan <>«ce tra/ftckcd in pirat ban (tow t>«>inie "A rondutl lhr«* %•*« anwunU o« iUitit drt«:» «« fwoeW to (tve l,'S" H.UXAI, UJBUVI.M; tat Ox .Srt«n warm irt er C»p<io( IfcJl in (l*<»«ei o< lb* U* llrfnre «» i they «>««o e.frv»ie rjjN cut l*rn»Vn • ACATV'I o<r««- a tfse Senate ffawr in a on Mnre than * &M*n A*iminM<ri*l»e ibf Hrnair re,< f i<ior« i. for rumpl*. duttes Ow "to Yrt the repurl to Canyrtwt (fwn ihe o( Narroltct and ttan«rrout t>ru%t In" uwSpiomajK,- langtfcufr, »« i Tt .j;t ««SJ{«»t» that "apaihy. i$nwa«:« wwlce t-»II«sM:*i" m the I'anttmama ma> be to Mame, T>)e Wunt repwrt. »ui»nttlrd by N o» r«Bwk may U Any to rnt yew. o» THE WORRV CUNIC Wives, wake up! B> (iKUKC.K W. CtUNK f'h U .M.U. I'.VSK S-iJi: lir J»y t» a tX-i)»j| iiirgrwi, aged <7 "Dr Crane." h* aitcd after my rfccnl jddfcs.* before hi» siju- tk-nul vxicly, "I have a U'tlroum problrni "My wtfc and I have bwn nwrricd for 2$ yrars and hav* Iwo srw»n ctnldrrn "lUil »hc is n«X intCTtalrd in wi "Apparently. »he U (|O)le cunlct* wiUi houMhold dUira .mil church activities. "So she stiuiii the buudoir phasic of our marriage "At a remit, I can appreciate why movie actor* divorce their middle-aged mau-t to wed a girl half ihcir oge' ".Maybe polygamy would be a good thing In modern America." HIVKS.HKiVAHK Ihcrc are two dangerous periods in marriage where divorce it usually likely 'Hie first is during the early jeara, for 50 per cent of teenage weddings now end in divorce by the fifth anniversary. Alas. Hie second hazardous zone U alter 20 or '& years of reasonably happy marriage. For that U Ihe time when men wish to revive their sexual life, partly to prove they are not senile and "on the .shell" But the average wife isn't very crUic, even when she U first married so her desire for boudoir romancing is generally evei lest after the ajje of 40. Oh, there are exceptions, as in lite case of women who are ifl a panic because of a breast amputation due to cancsr, or to u hysterectomy. li they then feel below par m a voima, they may carry 4 seww) chip oo their sbguWef and actively s««k erotic c, just u> prove Ibat I am till) jll the** xt * vonun " Small wivr» »hould vtfrguurd their hap|>y Inmm b> vividly r«a)Uing not ooJj t/ut ntcnarv uiiull) (rim! to a much higher drgrrc of t-.utfc.jii4 nr«Jt i active rocprrtiUon hit llut a But the j£r of W team m«v into worrying lc»l thry become impotent Then th»» terror ii.tcif, bcinft a menial function, immediately reduces their rrtXic capacity even more For I have repeatedly *irnctl you tltai a man can't cerebrate I think » and ato Pfiiotr at the same time Worry produce* functional impotcncv ' Thousands of gmd *iv« lubcontcioutly evade and avud their main In the bedroom. Instead, such women should actually furnish their mates more "cheesecake" In the boudoir Utan they did on their honeymoon For a honeymooning fw nXw t*<hnjr]U(-« from hU mMt. MIMTV i/w fe UcU that tylphiib; and greater m>'««T> Uv»l wnrcd M a d<ut4c tonic to hi* >ovlhfui lib«)n llcnjamin Franklin (UK^rttrd that an older woman actually c«dd l« a marc utofaetory mate than a twd. IK And that bi* "IF" mcan».f IF she » ill play her card* more t«ductht!y' Otherwise, h«r husband may devuk-p a secret "a/fair" *ilh « younger woman Or. like Hollywood acioct. divorce th« cider wife for a So s«nd for my bookkt "llow to I'revcnl a FUtc«lc Marriage," cnckMUng a k»frf f stamped, return envelop*. • plus 2i cents It Is umirance afainst divorce! BE IfSlRLD

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