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Wednesday, March 9, 1966 Editorials And Features Prison Director Has Unique Inmate Plans Dr. George Beto, director of the 13,000-inniate Texas Prison System, is advocating a radical departure from long-entrenched practices of operating penal institutions. His plan would permit prisoners to maintain steady employment in industry and businesses outside prison walls by day and return to their prison cells at night. From an economic standpoint, Dr. Beto's plan seems to be attractive. He says it would help rehabilitate convicts while saving the state more than $1,5 million a year. Both points made by Dr. Beto are desirable. There is not much opposition to saving tax money, nor do many people opposes trying to rehabilitate convicts in the hope they can be returned to society to become useful citizens. However, we fear that Dr. Beto's plan would encounter difficulties, not the least of which would be to find suitable jobs for the inmates, persuade business owners to hire them, and then — and this possibly is vital -- persuade society to accept a dual role like this for people who have alienated themselves from society by their own acts. While Dr. Beto has said his plan \vou3d involve only "carefully selected" prisoners serving time for relatively minor crimes, the element of fear and distrust would be present among employes prison inmates would be associated with in their work. In any event, Dr. Beto's plan deserves careful consideration. It proves he is continuously searching for ways to improve the penal system and that his consideration for men who run afoul of the law is human. Dr. Beto estimates that 2,000 prisoners might qualify for the project. They would be be kept together, bused to and from their jobs, and locked up in minimum security quarters at the end of each workday. The money they would make (and they would only be allowed to take approved jobs, at the "going rates") would then be handled for them this way: The prisoners would reimburse the state for their care. Prisoners per- day cost now runs $2.13. This alone would amount to more than $1.5 million a year for 2,000 prisoners. If the prisoner has a family on the "outside," money would be sent to them. At present, the state spends about 5820,000 a year for welfare of families, the heads of which are in prison. If some of these fathers were able to hold paying jobs and to contribute to the support of their families, the welfare rolls would diminish, Dr. Beto says. Of the remaining money, the prisoner would be allowed to spend $7 a week. He also would have money to pay for tools or clothes needed in his "free world" job. The rest of the money would be placed in escrow. The prisoner would receive a regular accounting, and would receive the full amount upon discharge. "The federal government has tried this," said Beto. "and it has worked very, very well." In North Carolina, where the system is being tried, the number of prisoners has dropped from 12,000 to 10,000 since the initiation of the program. Dr. Beto doesn't expect opposition to the program from labor unions or the public. In Houston, where the program would begin with about 300 men quartered on the Central No. 2 farm near Sugar land, both blue-and-white collar workers are in great demand. FuIt<$n\Lewis Speaks — Expanding Of Cultural *• _) - •• • .-.-. -*». «-'* <• '.._ i} Program Set By FULTON LEWIS JR. WASHINGTON — Closed-door negotiations are now underway to expand East - West cultural exchange. A Kremlin delegation headed by Serge K. Romanovsky, chairman of the Soviet Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, arrived in Washington last week. Assistant Secretary of State John, M. Leedy is the chief U.S. negotiator . FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover has repeatedly warned that cultural exchange is a potent weapon in the Soviet design for world conquest. In congressional testimony last year. Hoover charged that Soviet delegations dispatched to the United States are honeycombed with intelligence agents. '"Upon returning, Soviet scientists who have visited the United States under the exchange program are required by the KGB to submit comprehensive reports on the technological aspects of the trip, including descriptions of installations visited, research being conducted and the status of particular projects," Hoover re- veaSed. "They must also submit reports concerning Americans contacted for possible fu- ture use by the KGB." Soviet students attending American universities are also expected to carry out intelligence operations. "They photograph (or deliver to their KGB superiors for photographing) documents and scientific papers to which they have access as students," Hoover said. Athletes and entertainers brought to the United States by the Soviet Union are invariably accompanied by KGB officials. When the Moiseyev dancers were here, intelligence operations were directed by KGB Col. Aleksandr Aleksandrovic Kudri- avtsev, who masqueraded as a troupe member. The Soviets are currently demanding that the United States admit additional ne%vsmen representing Red publications. The reason is not hard to fathom. Explains Hoover: "Press cover is tailored for the intelligence work of the Soviets. They are in a business where they are expected to be where news is developing, to meet those persons having intimate knowledge, to ask questions and to seek information. As of Feb. 1. 1965, over half of the Soviet nationals posing as press representatives in the Daily C t ACROSS l.Task 6. Speak 11. Seraglio 12. Trim 13. Edge, as in a molding 14. Leg-of- mutton sleeve 15. X. Z. fort 16. Danish money IT. Pronoun 18. Italian river 19. Lethal 21. 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The supplement, entitled "Welcome to th e USSR," featured handsome color photos of resort areas open to foreign tourists. In a message of welcome, V. Ankudinov of the Board of Foreign Tourism of the Council of Ministers of the USSR, expressed the hope that tens xjf thousands of Americans would visit his country this year. Not surprisingly, the supplement made no mention of Newcomb Mott, the American tourist who died mysteriously while in Soviet custody earlier this year. Following the death of Mott, the State Department issued a warning to U.S. tourists planning to visit Russia. Reports from Moscow indicate the Soviets are deeply concerned over the State Department warning. Kremlin officials expressed fear it would drastically reduce the number of tourists at the very time the Soviet are most in need of U.S. dollars. Another recent incident which is likely to affect the proposed travel of Americans behind the Iron Curtain is the conviction of two Soviet writers, Andrei D. Sinyavsky and Yuli M. Daniel, for "misrepresenting" the USSR in works published in western Europe. The conviction, and lengthy jail term, make a mockery of Soviet claims to liberalization. Murchison New Firm Chairman NASHVILLE, Term. (AP) — John D. Murchison, Dallas, financier and business leader, was named chairman Tuesday of Life & Casualty Insurance Co. Murchison, active in the Murchison Brothers partnership in Dallas, succeeds Paul Mountcastle, chairman since 1951. Mountcastle will remain on the board as finance committee chairman .and will be chairman of the insurance firm's broadcast subsidiaries, WLAC Radio and WLAC-TV, in Nashville. Murchison is widely known in financial circles. In addition to his activities with his brother, Clint, in the Murchison Brothers partnership, he is a director of Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York publishers; the First National Bank of Dallas; and as chairman of Delhi-Australian Petroleum Ltd, FCC Rule l ects Henry By HENRY McLEMORE It isn't often that the Federal eral Communications Commission makes a decision — and how it hates to make a decision of any sort — that affects my life. But when it does affect my life — man, it does so in a big and troublesome way. A few days ago the FCC ruled that the electronic martini olive and similar eavesdropping devices were illegal, that they invaded man's sacred privacy, just as if man had any privacy anymore. This ruling struck home home in more ways than one. To start with, the electronic olive was the best thing about a martini. Thanks to its electrical charge it smothered the taste of the gin and vermouth, the two rather distasteful ingredients of a martini. At cocktail parties I always asked the host and hostess which martinis contained the electrified olives. "I don't care about being overheard," I would explain, "just so the drink tastes fairly decent." I understand that the FBI has a mammoth file of conversations recorded by electronic martini olives, but that few of the conversations make any sense. This figures, being as a martini basically is nothing more than a liquid bomb, and after two or three hits the stomach, the drinker of them is more apt to ask someone to lead him to a sofa than to reveal state secrets. With listening devices outlawed, I have had to de-wire my whole house. Years ago I wired the vacuum cleaner for sound so I could eavesdrop on Mary while she kept the house neat. The bird cage has been an electronic listener for years, and so has the cat's collar, and the ash trays on the living room ccf- fee table. I have picked up some valuable information through these gadgets, especially the vacumn cleaner. Here are a few of the things Mary said while vacuuming: "Break down once mor e and I am going back to a broom." "If these slip covers aren't changed real soon, no one will sit on'^hem." "I have cooked my last pot roast." "If Henry brings anyone home for dinner tonight, I am going to shoot him." From the ash trays I learned that Mary desperately wanted a new coat, that she wished I'd quit putting ashes on the floor, and that her idea of a vacation wasn't a month in the mountains. These served as guidelines to my married life. Now, with all the listening devices gone, what will I do? I think the FCC should reconsider. Emergency Center HOUSTON (AP) — The City Council has approved plans for a $729,000 underground emergency center and telephone exchange in the downtown Civic Center. The council was told the Federal Civil Defense Office will contribute 5190,045 for the project. McNatifht Syndicate, Inc. Washington Merry-Go-Round — Commerce Secretary's Attitude Chafes LBJ By DREW PEARSON WASHINGTON — Though Fulbright, Morse and th e seriate doves have been blasted for giving the world a picture of American Division on Viet Nam, U.S. intelligence from Moscow indicates this has helped the cause of peace. The Russians have been diagnosing the senate debate and telling their friends in North Viet Nam that now is the -time to set down at the conference table. U.S. Intelligence, which has been quite accurate regarding Communist world developments, has reported that the Russians regard the split between Johnson and the senate doves to be genuine. They believe that it has set a mood in the United States in which we are much more likely to negotiate favora- ly regarding peace — than if the war continues. If the w ar continues, the United States will harden and prospects of a conciliatory attitude toward North Viet Nam will vanish. Therefore, the time to set down at the conference table, warn the Russians, is right now. U.S. Intelligence also reports that there are some government leaders in Hanoi who agree with the Russians. The pro - Chinese faction, however, does not. There is no indication as yet what the result of all this will be. However, observers agree Haytamn S>nu 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, 1S79. Published afternoons, Monday through Friday, and Sundays by The Baytown Sun, Inc.. at 1301 Memorial Drive in Baytown, Texas. P. O. Box 308, Baytown 775S1 Subscription Rates By Carrier J1.60 Month, J19.20 per Year Mail rates on request Represented Nationally By Texas Newspaper Representatives, Inc. MEMBER OF 1 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Aaaoeteted Press is -sntlllftd exclusively to the us« for rep*;MJoe.t!on of Miy news dispatches created to It or not otfcerwlaa credited In till* paper and local new» of spontaneous origin published herein. KSftltA of npuMfcatlon of ill othor matur bcn^i are «Jso reserved. that the Russian diagnosis is correct. Once the United States suffers heavy war casualties, public opinion will demand all- out surrender by North Viet Nam. NOTE — The Russians have been trying for one year to persuade the North Vietnamese to talk peace. Premier Kosygin was in Hanoi on such a mission when the United States started bombing North Viet Nam Feb. 7, 1965, and Jhe Chinese taunts have never let the Russians forget it, TV PLUGS for Kent cigarets have now been removed from the Ed Sullivan program when they follow acts for young people. But this was not inspired by P. Lorillard, makers of Kent, as announced. It was inspired by alert Sen. Warren Magnuson, D - Wash., chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, who steered the cigaret advertising regulation act through Congress last year. The act gives cigarets a breathing period before the Federal Trade Commission can start regulating their advertising. When ex-Gov. Bob Meyner of New Jersey, now chaiman of the Cigaret Advertising Code, appeared before the Senate Commerce Committee, Magnuson reminded him that Congress would be watching what voluntary controls the cigaret industry would place on advertising. So when Magnuson saw the beattles appearing on the Sullivan show just before a commercial urging viewers to smoke Kent, he was appalled. A phone call to Madison Avenue and the Kent commercial was yanked. AN OFF-THE-record semi-cabinet session regarding the rise in the cost of living and whether to impose wartime price controls was held in the White House last week. The President was determined to continue with voluntary controls and seemed miffed at Secretary of Commerce John T. Connor in that he had not been able to get the business community to cooperate. Connor came back with some implied criticism of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, two of whom, Gardner Ackley and James Dusenberry, were sitting in the meeting. The Secretary of Commerce warned about letting price-wage guide lines be fixed by theorists. He urged that businessmen be consulted too. This part of the White House conference sustantiated reports that LBJ has not been happy with his new Secretary of Commerce, former head of the big drug firm, Merck and Co. Both Connor and Secretary of Labor Willard Wirtz suggested that Congress be consulted and help to set both price and wage guidelines. Since Congress is subject to pressure from both business, labor and the consumer, this would bring practical reaction from the country, it was argued. No decision was taken. The meeting ended with agreement that strong political pressure should be exerted on any industry and any union that breaks the present wage-price ceiling. The President said he hopes to hold wages and prices down, without imposing mandatory wartime controls, but he asked those present to submit new plans "for more effective controls. He also indicated dissatisfaction with what had been accomplished, especially with his Secretary of Commerce. First Sign Of Spring BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) — Three men were accused of giving separate impromptu vocal concerts at Baltimore marketplaces. Judge Joseph L. Broccolino of Municipal Court gave one of the men a suspended jail sentence and put the other two on probation. "It's the first sign of spring," explained the judge. Letters To The Editor Mr. Fred Hartman The Baytown Sun Baj-town. Texas Dear Mr. Hartman.: The San Jacinto Girl Scouts have just completed another successful cookie sale, and the support of the Baytown Sun was a most important factor to helping us reach our goal. Girl Scouts of all ages participated in selling cookies; the proceeds of which will be used to purchase new campsites, and for new equipment and repairs at their seven existing campsites. You have helped make camping opportunities available to 27,000 girls in oar eight county council and we greatly appreciate It Sincerely, Mrs. Dan Goodykoontz, Chairman Public Relations Committee Editor: The Sun Dear Sir: The Bayshore Rod, Reel and Gun dub wants to extend a. hearty thanks to your newspaper for the coverage you gave our annual oyster fry. As always, our many requests for publicity were met and in some cases your efforts far exceeded our hopes. Needless to say, the success or failure of such a venture depends upon getting the information to fee public. With your help we were able to make this oyster fry our most successful one. So long as Bay-town has a newspaper like yours there "will be many active civic organizations. The members, officers and directors want to say thanks for a job well done. S. H. Killian Corresponding Secretary Bayshore Rod, Reel and Gun Club Editor, The Sun. Dear Sir: { May I express my appreciation of your continued offer to accept and solicit letters to th« editor. It is with a "tongue in cheek" attitude that I write this as there is always .the chance that my motive Is not conveyed in my writing. I think one of the best services The Baytowjn Sun was rendering the community was the questions and answers which, for reasons unknown to me, was discontinue*! ~twc or three ' ^*i,:~ years ago. It seems as though the question of Gentry's contract, or the renewal of the contract before expiration date, has been an issue for several years. I for one would hate to think a man had been under a contract which gave him no protection. On the other hand, it is unthinkable that boards of the past and present have not protected the interest of the district. So, in the interest of Baytowri. would you please tell us when Gentry's contract, which was just renewed, was originally issued: and as a public service, please print a copy of the contract in full. Yours truly, C. E. Moore 2021 Bayway (EDITOR'S ?TOTE: Supt- Gentry said his five-year contract would have expired June- 30, 1967, but tt wa» extended two years — to June 30, 19O. Me said he did not recall offhand whether the five - year contract had been previously- extended. If not, the original time of approval was ta January of 1962.) Bible Verse WHEREFOR.E the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. GalaUans 3:24 Know Your Bridge By B. JAY BECKER East dealer. North-South vulnerable. KOBTH 4K742 V Q 10 4 • ASS TODAY'S GRAB BAG THE ANSWER, QUICK1 1. Who were the Bourbons? 2. Of what department is the attorney general the head? 3. Define paucity. 4. Who rashly asked for more porridge? 5. What is a crinoline ? YOUR FUTURE Changes on both business and domestic fronts are seen. Today's child will be affectionate, good-natured. WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE MINUTTA —<mi-NEW-she-a) —noun; a small or trivial detail; a trifling circumstance or matter. IT HAPPENED TODAY On this day in 1S62, SI miners were killed In a coal mine explosion in West Germany. By RUTH RAMSEY Centra/ Press Wrifer BORN TODAY ! was charged with being- "anti- Russian statesman Vyaches- j party." Removed from his posi- lav Molotov was born this day in 1890. Discarding his surname. Scriabin, he assumed the name Molotov — 'Hammer" — after joining: the tion in the Central Committee, he was sent as ambassador to Outer Mong-olia, In 1960, he was restored to a modicum, of favor and made Soviet delegate to A rrested several times for his revolutionary activities, Molotov teamed with Josef Stalin to found the Bolshevik newspaper, Pravda, in 1912. Active in the revolution, of November, 1917, he remained on intimate terms with Stalin, becoming a member of the Politburo in 1924, and foreign minister in 1939. Some years af ier the death of Stalin, he, along with others, Bolsheviks. the International Atomic Energy Agoncy in Vienna; Austria. Others born this day include navigator Amerigo Vespucci, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, poetess Victoria Sackville-West, composer Samuel Barber, conductor Thomas Schippers, architect Edward Stone and entertainer Eddie Foy. IT'S BEEN SAID Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself. — Plato. HOW'D YOU MAKE OUT? 1. Kings of France. 2. Department of Justice. 3. Smallness of ruantity. 4. Oliver Twist. 5. A hoop skirt. WEST 10 63 A KQ109762 EAST 4Q985 *Q108742 SOt-'TH AJ K986532 + 96 The bidding: East South West North Pass Pass 4 + Dble Pass 5 ^ Opening lead — king of diamonds. This hand occurred in a team of four match. At the first table. South got to five hearts on the bidding 1 shown. Many players would not make a slam try with the South hand, but South, was In the unfortunate position where a four heart response to the double would not really have done Justice to his hand, and where a. five heart bid could conceivably place the game in jeopardy. However, South made the contract without much trouble. He won the king of diamonds with the ace and played the queen of hearts at trick two. West took the heart with the ace and cashed the queen of diamonds, but there were then no more tricks for the defense. Actually, South could have made six hearts, if pressed. He could have finessed the jack of spades at trick two, cashed the ace, entered dummy with a club, and disposed of the jack of diamonds on the king of spades. His only loser would then have been a trump. This would have been a foolish way to play the hand with the contract being five hearts, but at six hearts. South would have had to play that way. At the second table, the South player also got to five hearts, though on a different seauence of bids. But he went down one at this table when he made an error in the play. West led the king of diamonds, which dummy took with the ace. But now, instead of leading the queen of hearts, as the previous declarer had done, South played a low heart to the king. This play proved fatal when West took the king with, the ace, cashed the queen of diamonds, and continued with the ten. East ruffed with the jack of hearts and South found himself down one. (O 1966. King Features Syndicate, Inc.)

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