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Thursday, March 10, Editorials And Features O Johnson Is Watching Signs Of Inflation The Johnson Administration is sticking to its wait-and-see position on inflation but is readying a big gun — increased taxes — if needed to stop an inflationary breakthrough later. When that time might come in the opinion of the administration, if ever, is still anybody's guess. But the Treasury is hard at work on a kit of ready-to-use plans for temporary tax boosts, and the pressures on President Johnson to send them to Congress soon were heightened this week by further signs of a heating economy. One was Johnson's own disclosure that industry's plant and equipment spending plans call for a rise of roughly 16 per cent in 1965, a bit larger than the 1965 increase. Another was Tuesday's report that jobless dropped to 3.7 per cent in February, a decline much greater than expected. Johnson has given notice he will move promptly for higher taxes "if such action appears necessary." But his advisers want first to see the effect of the House-approved S4.8-billion stop-gap tax package due for Senate action today. Neither the White House nor Congress wants another tax boost if it can be avoided -- especially in an election year. Other anti-inflation tools, short of a tax increase, are available. Some are in the hands of the Federal Reserve Board, which has independent status and need not wait for an administration signal to use them. It has used Fulton Lewis Speaks — one already — an increase in the discount rate. This is the rate charged by the Federal Reserve Banks for borrowings by banks which are members of the system. The increase in December from 4 to 4.5 per cent was designed to discourage mounting demands on banks for credit. There has been recent speculation that a further increase was being considered. The board replies that it never comments on rumors. A spokesman says it is too early to assess the full impact on the December rise. The discount rate is now at its highest level since the Roaring Twenties, a fact which might prompt the board to turn to other measures if it feels further monetary restraint is needed. One possibility, seldom invoked in recent years, would be to boost reserve requirements of banks belonging to the system. This would force banks to hold more of their deposits in reserve and leave them less money to lend. Large banks in major cities must retain 16.5 per cent of their demand deposits — checking account funds, for example — as reserves. For other banks the requirement is 12 per cent. There are indications that the board's money-tightening moves — it also authorized a 5.5 per cent interest rate last December on time deposits — are having an effect. The total money supply — currency plus demand deposits -- decreased by 5300 million during February. The supply had reached a peak the first week in January. Steel imports Threat To Some Workers' Jobs By FULTON LEWIS .JR. WASHINGTON — Influential senate Democrats are demanding White House action to protect American workers whose jobs ar e threatened by low-wage foreign steel dumped in this country. Imports of foreign steel have reached an all-time high. The world's greatest steel producing nation is now the world's greatest steel importer. Foreign steel imports have increased sevenfold in a decade. More than 10 million tons of foreign steel were imported into the United States during 1965. an increase of four million tons over 19W. The snirallna: imports last year cost American workers approximately 75,000 jobs. Steel imports were almost eight mil!ion tons above steel exports last year and the value of imports over exports created a balance of payments deficit of more than SSOO million. Sen. Vance Hartke (D-Ir.d.) maintains that much of the foreign steel is "dumped" here in violation of U.S. and international law. There is legislation on our statute books that prohibit! thg sale of foreign steel in the United States at prices below those charged in the home country. In addition, rr.ost free world nations have signed an international agreement that condemns dumping as an unfair and destructive practice. Neither the law n^-r the treaty has ever had much effect. Foreign makers continue to sell steel in this country for less than what they charge at home. This is what angers Hartke and other solons who represent steel- producing areas. They have petitioned the President to inforce the anti-dumping statutes. Blame for the spiraling imports rests in part with U.S. foreign aid officials. In the two decades since World War II. American foreign aid has built more than ISO steel mills around the globe. Products of these low- grade plants mean fewer jobs for American workers. NOTE: Sen Birch Bayh CD- Ind.) recently disclosed that purchasing policies of the Agency for International Development will produce a S15 million windfall for "Asian steel profiteers" this year. Asian mills, he revealed, are delivering galvanized steel to South Viet Nam under the AID program at S259.60 a ton. The same mills, he said, are selling identical steel to ether buyers for $167.2.0 a ton. The Indiana senator produced copies of two offers to sell at the lower price — one front the Sincere Stee! Mill on Taiwan, the other from Dongkuk Steel Mill at Seoul, Korea. Both mills, incidentally, wore financed originally with U.S. foreign aid. "Thus," Bayh said, "those involved in this profiteering operation are making excess profits of S92.-40 per ton, rnfrely by selling galvanized stee! to the U.S. AID program. On projected purchases of 550 million of Daily C ACROSS 1. Injure 5. Scrutinize 9. Miss Home and namesakes 10. Robber 12. Mary Baker 1 13. Plunderer 14. 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Porse: achine of irt Clusiu i % ii 4f 2 W 9 % If 5 YA 20 & 4 ^ ^ 17 % 30 % % 15 !b ^ /VV 28 ^^^/ % \ Puzzle ,. 1C H|OiRiHH'JiT.Ti£:5 ~ |HlA!?itiW»f>iBiUiN!£ !A!5i?a?:OiNi!Ai-|£iDI •BBIyESHOOiI!] 11 MTiM li.irg.NiA|g?r^iis1 |A|Z[7[_=!CBt:IV<t!NM . rlciErii-'HsiA'VGiv - s •" f Yesterday's Answer ers 34. Exchange premium r 35. Hebrew lyre y 36. P.cman 13. garment 40. Left-hand m pagrc % FO ^ 26 ?4 % 40 Ai e> 21 m 6b 58 7 ^ 2£ W % 8 W r ^ 33 M % 24 ^ •3-10 steel plate this year, the excess profits could range as high as $15 million." Until last month, ATD's "buy American" policies favored U.S. industry. Since then, ATT) officials have rescinded the rule that 90 per cent of the steel going into Viet Nam must be made in America. Tha change was made, AID claims, to save money. Rep. Michael A. Feighan (d.- Ohio) has denounced the use of foreign steel, asserting that steelworkers in his Cleveland district are losing work. He demanded AID "put a stop to the theft of millions of dollars of American tax money by Asian steel mills." Feighan noted bitterly that Asian steel mills were charging AID prices far higher than those quoted to other buyers. "While American soldiers are shedding their blood in Viet Nam," he said, "profiteers are apparently waxing fat by overcharging for steel used in construction projects in that strife-torn country." CAPITAL CAPSULE: Anti-poverty officials have approved a S3.6 million Project. Headstart grant to the Child Development Group of Mississippi. This is the same group that last year failed to account for more than one-third of a S1.4 million antipoverty grant . . . The FBI has joined the search for Domingo R.amos, a New York Democrat indicated by a local grand jury on charges of stealing anti-poverty funds. Ramos was until last month an aide to Rep. Jacob H. Gilbert (D.-N.Y.). Letter To The Editor Mr. Fred Hartman The Baytowri Sun 1301 Memorial Drive Baytown, Texas Dear Mr. Hartman: The members of the Board of Regents of Lee College take this opportunity to thank the voters of the Goose Creek Junior College District for their approval of the bonds last Saturday and for their continued support of our community college. To James Harrop, who served as chairman of the Citizens for Lee College Committee, to Sue Jones, publicity director for Lee College, and to the students, we wish to express publicly our most sincere appreciation of their splendid efforts. We are also deeply grateful to The Baytown Sun and to the numerous groups, firms and individuals who by their contributions of time and effort assisted in presenting the facts of the bond proposal to the public and in encouraging the citizens to vote. Now that the bonds have been approved, we shall move for ward to provide the planned facilities, which we feel will be of benefit and a credit to the entire community. Secretary, Board of Regents Very truly yours. Alma M. McNulty Be Sure To See Movie By HENRY McLEMOBE When and if the "World of Pleasure'' comes to your neighborhood movie theater, be sure to see it. If you miss It, the first time around, catch it when it comes to a drive-in for it is one of the most important pictures ever made. Only 20 minutes in length, and lacking the presence of any Hollywood stars, it is a superb example of the way our government, as vast as it is. manages to let the right hand know what the left hand is doing, and to keep its multitudinous branches in perfect accord. Paid tor by the Department of Agriculture, and filmed by Warner Bros,. "World of Peas- ure" extols the pleasures and gratifications of smoking. It is in the form of a travelogue, and an attractive young couple is shown puffing away on cigarets in all parts of the world. They drag and inhale in Paris, alongside the Nile, among (he tinkling Temple bells of Thailand. The film's narrator tells of the delight of smoking: "Tobacco is a part of the lives of millions of people . . . the pure joy part." ... "A symbol of pleasure within the reach of everyone." At the same time the Department of Agriculture was laying out 5106.000 for the film, and the happy young man and woman were inhaling from here to breakfast, the surgeon general's office was announcing a strong connection between smoking and lung cancer, and Congress was enacting a law requiring health warnings on cig- aret packs. What harmony among departments. It is safe to say that in no other government, even one much, much smaller than our giant one, is there such accord. It is even rumored that the Department of Agriculture asked the surgeon general to play a part in the film in which he would smoke, one after another, a cigaret, a pipe, and a cigar, while feeding the pigeons at Trafalgar Square. Filmed in five languages, the "World of Pleasure" is scheduled to be shown all over the world. Its aim is obvious — to entice people to become smokers, and thus give aid to our vast tobacco industry. How thoughtful of the Department of Agriculture. How splendid to allow the peoples of the world to test for themselves whether or not smoking and lar-g cancer are closely allied. Now that it is iri the film business, why doesn't the Department of Agriculture do one showing auto wrecks all over the world as a boost to Detroit? And plane crashes as a benefit to cur aviation industry? The Department of Agriculture is to be congratulated on its low cost budget for "World of Peas- ure." The matches and the cig- arets the youne couple smoked must have cost nearly as much as the production itself. Bible Verse THEN SAID Jesus unto his disciples. If any man will come after nie, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Matthew 16:24 No Doves in LBJ's Kitchen Washington Merry-Go-Round — Demo 'Doves' Bitterly Critical Of Johnson By DREW PEARSON WASHINGTON — Publicity President Johnson scored a resounding victory in the senate debate on Viet Nam. But below the surface, scars are deep. Some of his most vigorous supporters of the Great Society program are bitter. This was made all too clear at a closed - door meeting of "dove" senators who had previously signed the resolution proposed by Sen. Vance Hartke, Ind., urging peace in Viet Nam. Criticism of The Democratic President by Democratic senators at this session was vitriolic in the extreme. LBJ was called a "desperate man,' a "wild animal" who was taking the country into war with China. The meeting of senate "doves" — all Democrats — took place just one day before the senate was scheduled to vote on the resolution of Sen. Wayne Morse, Ore., to rescind the Bay of Tonkin P-.esolution which, in the fall ot 1964, gave Johnson an overwhelming endorsement for what was then a much smaller and less dangerous Viet Nam war. Though news and TV reporters got wind of the closed-door meeting and interviewed Sen. William Fulbright. Ark., at its termination, Fulbright was very restrained in what he said. He gave no hint of the emotional, vitriolic debate which had taken place inside. First order of business was to try to persuade Sen Morse not to proceed with his resolu- Fred Hartman Editor and Publisher James H. Hale General Manager Preston Pendergrass Managing Editor Beu'ah Mae Jackson Assistant To The Publisher Bill Hartman Assistant To The Publisher Ann B. Pritchett Office Manager ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT John \Vadley Manager Paul Putmar. 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 SOS, Baytown 77521 Subscription Rates By Carrier 51.60 Month, J19.20 per Year Mail rates on request Represented Nationally By Texas Newspaper Representatives. Inc. MSMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is mllUM exclusively to the use for reTKiblicatlon of any ne-a-g dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited Jn this Pnpw and local r.ews of spontaneous origin published herein. Rights or republicatlou of ail other matter hereio are also reserved. tion. Other senators argued that the overwhelming majority of the Senate would line up against him and this would be considered a significant defeat for advocates of peace, Morse replied that he had made commitments and could not withdraw his resolution. It was then proposed that another, milder resolution be introduced, putting the senate on record against escalating the war. Such a resolution, it was argued, would get more votes than the more drastic Morse resolution. Sen. Fulbright was against this strategy, argued that such a resolution would get only 15 or 1C votes and thus would be considered a great Johnson victory. SEN. EUGENE McCarthy of Minnesota argued the other way. He maintained that it was better to get 15 votes than to make no test at all. Fifteen or 16 votes, he said would be a big increase from the two votes expected for the Mors e resolution and would be a warning to the President, McCarthy got quite worked up over the danger of war. We've got a wild man in the White House, he said, and we're going to hav e to treat him as such- Sen. Albert Gore of Tennessee was also critically emotional. He described the President as a "desperate man who was likely to get us in to war with China, and we have got to prevent it. We all like the President, but we've got to stop him!" Mosquito is Sneakier Than Viet Guerrillas ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — The malaria mosquito is a sneakier enemy than even the Viet Cong, says a consultant to the U.S. surgeon general. Col. Robert M. Altman, an entomologist, says millions of dollars are being spent in Viet Nam to fight the mosquito. "We can get rid of the Viet Cong," he said, "but the mosquitoes are still there." HAVE YOUR CAR INSPECTED NOW Sen. Fulbright, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, differed with McCarthy, claimed it was better to avoid a showdown which the public could point to as a defeat for the "doves" and a victory for Johnson. Bobby Kennedy agreed that the resolution against escalation of the war was desirable but wag inclined to side with Fulbright that a showing of only If. or 16 votes would not particularly impress the public or the President. The senator from New York was careful to steer clear of any strong language against the President. This was one of the few meetings where th e brother of the late President has teamed up with Senate dissenters. Though frequently dissenting in the past, he has been a lone wolf. Sen. Stephen Young of Ohio supported Gene McCarthy's view that even 15 or 16 votes against Lhe President would be a healthy naming not to let the war get out of hand. The meeting finally adjourned with no plans for a resolution. But the opposition expressed by these Democratic senators sgainst their Democratic leader in the White House ran deep, snd obviously will continue. No Republicans attended the dov e meeting, though several \vere in complete sympathy. One of these, Sen. George Aiken of Vermont, expressed his private view to Democratic senators that the President was headed for nuclear war with China. Those attending the closed- door meeting, in addition to the senators mentioned above, included Quentin Burdick, N.D.. Frank Moss. Utah, George McGovern, S.D., Ernest Gruening and E. L. Bartiett, both of Alaska, and Joe Clark, Pa. SUN Slants By BHJL HARTMAN There is no K»g of the Cowboys anymore. I'll bet you haven't given that much thought lately. But it's true. I can remember the days when I use to chase around playing like I was Roy Rogers. Boy, that was something. Roy Kogers. Then one day Roy was in Houston for the Fat Stock Show and Rodeo. I could hardly wait to pull on my boots, grab my six shooter, don my cowboy hat and go see my man. I'll never forget the mad scramble I made to arena fence ic shake Roy's hand when he slowly rode Trigger around the ring to touch all the kids' outstretched hands. I vowed never to wash my hand after his touched mine. All this was brought to mind the other day when I attended the 1965 Fat Stock Show and Rodeo. It was a lot different this trip. There were still the wild bulls, the bucking horses and all the cowboys. No longer was it in the cramped downtown coliseum, rather the plush quarters of the Astrodome. Jimmy Dean, the singing "cowboy," happened to be there that night. He's one of the best; yet, he's no Roy Rogers or Gene Autry. I don't even know what his horse is named. Everybody remembers Trigger and Champion. After his performance. Jimmy rode around the huge arena shaking hands with the kids. One over zealous fan reached out and grabbed Jimmy's hat right off his head. Now in my day, we would never have thought of embarrassing Roy like that. I guess the astronauts are the heroes of today's blue jean wearing, tree - ciimbing set. Rather, than cowboy and in- dians, it's pretending to space walk. It must be the same idea. But Roy Rogers is still my man. Senate Panel To Study U.S., China Policy WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee takes a close look at U.S.-China policy today. In its second public hearing on China, the committee was to hear from Prof. John F. Fairbank, director of Harvard's East Asian research center. He is on record as a believer in military containment of China, but as favoring U.S. recognition of the Communist regime in Peking and its admittance into th e United Nations. A House Foreign Affairs subcommittee heard testimony Wednesday by John D. Rockefeller Hi on another phase of the Asian problem — exploding population. Rockefeller, chairman of the Asia Society, said it is in the U.S. national interest to help developing countries with stabilization of population. He cited U.N. estimates that the population of Asia, now numbering 1.8 billion, will reach the total of -5.4 billion by the year 2000. Bombers Modified WICHITA. Kan. (AP) —The Boeing Co. is modifying some B52 Stratofortress bombers to increase their conventional bomb loads by as much as 57 per cent. B52s so equipped would be able to cany up to 60,000 pounds, an increase of 21,750 pounds. Know Your Bridge By B. JAY BECKER East dealer. East-West vulnerable, KORTH WEST A96 TODAY'S GRAB BAG THE ANSWER, QUICK! 1. What animal lays eggs and suckles its young-? 2. Who was known as the "Sage of Concord?" 3. Who issues XT.S. passports? 4. What have Myra, Polaris and Bete'.guese in common ? 5. What was the pen name of Jacques Thibault? WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE NURTURE — (NTJR-cher) — verb; to feed, nourish, or support during the stages of growth, to bring up. train c educate. IT HAPPENED TODAY On this day In 1949, Mildred GUIars, known as "Axis Sally," was sentenced to 30 years in prison for broadcasting for the Nazis during World War II. BORN TODAY Swiss composer Arthur Hon- cgrger was born at LeHavre, France, in 1892. and returned to that country to study at the Paris Conservatory. Influenced at first by Claude Debussy and F i o r e n t S c h m i 11, he e v e n t u ally broke with tradition with his use o f startling', atonal harmonies. His music does not sound as shattering as it might, however, because of his use of strong rhythm and classical form. Much of his work is contrapuntal. Among his most famous By RUTH RAMSEY Central Press Writer compositions are the Bible drama. "King- David," and his operas, "Judith," "Antigone" and "Pacific 231." Others bom this day are: composer Dudley Buck, pianist Gyorgy Sandor, statesman Hector McNeil and baseball's Joe Haynes. IT'S BEEN SAID Those that are loudest in their threats are the weakest in the execution o/ them- — Cotton. YOUR FUTURE Exercise care with correspondence and while traveling:. Today's child will be ambitious. HQWD YOU MAKE OUT? 1. The duck-billed platypus. 2. Ralph Waldo Emerson. 3. The State Department. 4. They are fixed stars. 5. Anatole France. 4 AKQ 4.KQJ52 EAST 4 K85 •V A J98763 + 10 86532 +i A 8 7 4 3 + A 9 SOUTH 4k A 10 4 3 2 ^ J97 * 10 6 The bidding; East South West North 1 If P.ISP Pass Dble 2^ 2 $ Pass 4 4 Opening lead—two of hearts There would be a 3ot of guesswork in defensive play were it not for the use of certain conventions developed over the years. Effective defense rests largely on partnership cooperation, and a pair who work in unison on defense can generally exact every last ounce of value from their cards. I am reminded of this by today's hand, played in the Reisinger team of four championship by my sons Mike and Steve, both life masters ane apparently chips off the old block. They were defending against four spades, reached in the manner shown. Steve led his aingleton heart. Mike took the quaen with the ace and returned the three, West ruffing- the king- with the six of spades. Without the benefit of Lhe suit-direction convention. West would have found it somewhat difficult to choose between a diamond or club return, since either return could be correct— depending upon the makeup of the East hand. But Mike had led back his lowest heart and this commanded Steve to lead a club, which he did. (If East had been void of diamonds, he would have returned a hig-h heart to direct the high suit, diamonds, to be played.) Mike took the club with the ace and returned a low heart to declarer's ten in order to force Steve to ruff and possibly promote a trump trick for himself. This was not bad thinking 1 for a teen-ager, and Mike was well rewarded when Steve ruffed with the nine and forced dummy to overruff with the jack. Declarer now had to go down as a result of the excellent defense. He played the queen of spades from dummy, covered by the king- and ace. and returned to dummy to lead the seven of spades, covered by the eight and ten. Mike was then able to take the setting trick with the five of. spades, which, somehow or other, had become the highest trump! (O 1966, Kins Features Syndicate, Inc.)

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