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»*» Friday, March if, 1966 Editorials And Features Danger Of Death Is Ever Present In War More and more young Americans on the battle front in Viet Nam are being confronted with the stark reality that violent death rides with every military operation from the squad level on up. They are faced with the realization that it is not always someone else who may be killed in action as the death toll and number of casualties continue to mount. Here is a story (from Burlington, N.C.) that graphically illustrates the point: A North Carolina artilleryman wrote his parents from Viet Nam, "It's up to every American to fight for the freedom we hold so dear." A New Jersery soldier wrote his father. "I don't think I'll make it. Pop." The Tar Heel soldier, Pfc. Hiram D. (Butch) Strickland, 20, of Rt. 2, Graham, was killed Feb. 1. He had prepared the letter in the event of death. The New Jersey paratrooper, Pfc. Stanley T. Demboski, 20. of Jersey- City, xvrote his letter on Feb. 17. He died Friday of gunshot wounds of the head during a skirmish in Tuy Joa, South Viet Nam. "I don't think I'll make it, Pop," said Demboski, who had been serving with the 101st Airborne Division in Viet Nam since shortly after Christmas. "The platoon is too small, and we're not getting replacements fast enough." Strickland's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald T. Strickland, received their letter in a package containing their son's personal effects. The undated letter, written in ink, was in a pad of notebook paper. The parents said it was their son's writing. "I'm writing this letter as my last one." the letter said. "You've probably already received word that I'm dead and that the government wishes to express its deep regret. Believe me, I didn't want to die, but I knew it was part of my job. I want my country to Fulton Lewis Speaks — live for billions and billions of years to come." Also in the package was a note from Lt. Col. Harry O. Amos, the artillery battalion's commanding officer, who wrote of Strickland: "What he wrote showed an unusual dedication to all that Americans hold dear, and a maturity of purpose unusual, in a man of his age. Your great senses of loss should be more than equaled by a deep sense of pride." The letter from the son, a former football player at Alamance County's Southern High School, told the parents: "I want it (his death) to stand as a light to all people oppressed, and guide them to the same freedom we know. If we can stand and fight for freedom, then I think we have done the job God set down for us. It's up to every American to fight for the freedom we hold so dear. If we don't, the smells of fresh air could become dark and damp as in a prison cell." Strickland wrote that he recalled an English teacher telling his freshman class, "The cowards die a thousand times, the brave die but once." Turning to his family, he added: "I fought for Sandy, Nell, Gale (his sisters), Mom and Dad. But when the twins and Sandy's kids get old enough, they'll probably have to fight, too. Tell them to go proudly and without fear, because it is worth keeping the land free." The letter, signed "Butch," ended with these paragraphs: "Don't mourn me. Mother, for I'm happy I died fighting my country's enemies, and I will live forever in people's minds. I've done what I've always dreamed of. Don't mourn me, for I died a soldier of the United States of America. "God bless you all and take care. I'll be seeing you in heaven." Senators Exhausting Patience With Morse By FT7LTOX LEWIS JK. WASHINGTON — Senatorial patience with Oregon Democrat Wayne Morse is becoming exhausted. Leaders of both parties are charging publjcly what has been cloakroom sentiment for many months — that Morse, by his frontal attacks on U.S. policy, is aiding the Communist Viet Cong. Senate Democratic Whip Russell Long of Louisiana speaks for many of his colleagues when he labels Morse a craven "appeaser" who is encouraging the Communists to prolong Vietnamese aggression. Singling out Morse and Ernest Gruening (d.- Alaska), Long asserted: "At the moment the strongest single incentive for the Com - minists to march more troops into South Viet Nam are those senators who are speaking out against the policies of the nation." Senate tradition of long standing holds that no senator may criticize a colleague by name. This tradition is now being ignored. "Morse,"' says Minority Leader Everett Firksen, "has become a symbol in eking and Hanoi. I have read pages artff pages of it, broadcast from Peking and Hanoi, over international short- wave radio- He is quoted constantly." Not a day goes by that Morse is not lionized by the Red radios. Consider the following ex- pecially attacked the government sive war in Viet Nam and es- "These young people are not cerpts from recent broadcasts: for using toxic gas to massacre "In his senate speech on Feb. the South Vietnamese people. . . 25, Sen. Morse again voiced his He asserted the use of tear gas disapproval of thg U.S. aggres- by U.S. forces in Viet Nam violates the international convention against gas warfare." RADIO HANOI. "Morse said that the most dangerous men in the world are not outside the United States but in the Pentagon. "They are leading us into a massive war,' he said." RADIO MOSCOW. "The Oregon senator said today that the Johnson Administration is bringing on World War HI through its iliegal aggression against the gallant people of Viet Nam." RADIO PEKING. Note: Morse, in the past five Daily C ACROSS 1. Drama 5. Exclama- 2 tion of ^ disgust 9. Faithful, old style 10. Examine account books 12. Aquatic mammal 13. Fad 14. Astern 15. Soothed 16. Neighbor of N. C. 1 17. Guidonian note 1 19. Canadian 1 province: 1 abbr. 20. Cages of a sort 25. Killed 26. Hawaiian tree 29. Drowziest 31. Physician: abbr. 33. Retreat of a sort 34. Exclamation of wonder 35. Plunder 39. Society gal 40. Nimble 41. Fauna's partner 43. Birthplace of Columbus 44. Certain tripod 45. Bambi, for one AR Tstnlerfl at E L. Sn '.Lit J. Vic fOJ I. Su wi sai 5. Ro So 5. To ~. Ki ch 8. Sh 9.Ba ite 1. Sp gr 5. M: 7. W 8. Pa /^ 9 12 14 16 20 25 % y 3* 40 \4i %t ^rossworc KING FEATURE OWN 21. Baby- are Ionian Jtuianian water torian. god: • one poss. ffix used 22. Gr. th law, wine A', etc. pitcher dent: 23- Check Am. 24. Pross noun nd of 27. Con- eese ducted rivet to a s kery _'S. Mooris ms drum reads 30. Dutch iss to dry commt uix 31. Haul eked 32. Storme th 36. Wister 1 ^ 52 <J5 2 % Ei W ^ 36 3 /X/ 17 m 57 4 % 18 % 35 Y/S % ^^S !5 ^ 30 isi % m &L \ Puzzle I V O-r> V«31A! ! DIE'R r\j!O;TJt ! ''j^^ 1 *''' 1 ffiiSUff 2 *?lc jr¥f= ..'•!3l?:=:sBsiOF!T •SliiEl^BviO! IB^jiO:".V:SB"!><' Vest* as 3" eat h 3{ «i ne 4] d 4: ia 5 10 13 ^ 2H 26 y/s 41 *' 46 6 /Vv 25 ^ 42 rday"« Aa ". Centur plant !. Equipn ). Two aspirin for on Charge > _ Q the lar 7 y/s 24 % V) 8 t* if if ^M >• lent s, k f id ^ 11 ^ u fy weeks, has spent more than S15,- 0000 of the taxpayers' money by inserting in the Congressional Record several thousand tele grams and letters he has rcce ; ed from voters applauding his stand. The messages have taken up 172 pages in the Congressional Record. At 592 a page, that is 515,824. Many of those who sign- ures on the radical left. Rocked the letters are familiar fig- well Kent, for one, has for many years been a wheelhorse in the National Council of American Soviet Friendship, a group cited by Congress as a Communist front- Kent was once labeled a Communist by Louis Budenz, a charge he denies. CAPITAL CAPSULE: For the first time in several years, American Communists will seek public office this fall. Dorothy Healey, chairman of the Southern California Communist Party, has announced her candidacy for Los Angeles County Assessor on a "soak the rich" platform. Top party theoretician Herbert Aptheker is considering a race for Congress from Brooklyn, N.Y. Party General Secretary Gus Hall tells intimates that other comrades hope to get on the ballot in Pennsylvania and Illinois. Rep. Richard Roudebush (R-Ind.) has demanded cancellation of a 52,400 federal scholarship to Gaylord Guy King, an accused draft dodger who heads up the Indiana University chapter of the Communist - controlled W.E.B. DuBois Clubs of America King attends college at government expense on a grant from the National Science Foundation. He was indicted by a federal grand jury in Portland, Ore., last November on a charge that he failed to report for induction into the armed forces. Letters To Editor Editor, The Sun Dear Sir: I have on several occasions critized The Baytown Sun. This time, I wish to praise you on the front page article of the unfortunate people evicted from their home. Mrs. Williams stated, "I have been behind before but have caught up with it." How many people in business, in order to stay in business, have to have patience in cases like this. Yet, our government, that wastes millions, gives away millions, won't have the patience to let these Americans get out of their bind. My respect to Wanda Orton for her precise reporting. P.S. Referring to Mrs. Williams' statement, "You can't move me out of here," did she mean, you can't have the heart to move me out of here? L. W. Swift Letters To The Editor Editor. The Sun Dear Sir: In the late 1920s, my parents left Germany, their homeland, and came to America in order to escape conditions that were rapidly becoming intolerable and would eventually culminate in a Nazi takeover of that country. They chose America because she offered them the promise of a free and secure life, and, most of all, the right to select the men who would be their representatives in making the laws of free men. As naturalized Americans, they valued their new-found freedoms highly, trying to educate themselves and their children about, and participating in their government. Having grown Up in a home that valued our Constitutional guarantees, it was quite depressing to learn that, of all the 50 states, Texas ranks forty- fourth in voter participation. There is now little or no reason why any adult should sit at home on election day. The poll tax has been abolished, and all Americans have the privilege to vote and help determine the coirrse of their city, state, and nation. I urge all those who have not yet registered to take advantage of this great privilege that is theirs and make a small effort to preserve it. There is still over a week to register at Weinga-rten's, Lewis & Coker, or the tax office. Do it! To paraphrase a famous American, a democratic nation can be neither stronger nor wiser than her people. If w e choose to ignore our duties as citizens, we as a nation deserve to receive government by the few and for the few Let's just hope that what is best for the few- is best for all. Your truly, Mrs. Robert E. Zumwalt 1704 Colby Drive Gap In the Armor Mr. Fred Hartman, Editor Baytown Sun Baytown, Texas Dear Mr. Hartman: Words could never express our sincere appreciation to you and your staff for the excellent newspaper coverage which we received on the Glaucoma Screening Programs held in Baytown Feb. 27 and March 6. One of the most effective means of preventing needless loss of sight is public information and your newspaper did an outstanding job in alerting the citizens of your community to this program. On behalf of the Houston Gulf Coast Branch - Texas Society for the Prevention of Blindness, Inc., please accept our thanks. Sincerely yours, Pauline Outland Executive Director Shipping To Resume CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Most Great Lakes shipping will resume during the first half of April, says an optimistic report on ice conditions made to the Lake Carriers Asso iation. A Coast Guard representative said there was less ice on the lakes than a year ago. The first vessel may get under way as early as this week. influenza Epidemic PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) — Influenza has reached epidemic proportions in Arizona, according to the State Health Department. An increase in the number of cases of the measles was also noted. Washington Merry-Go-Round — Views Are Divided On Red China War Plans By DREW PEARSON WASHINGTON — Secretary of Defense McNarnara has seemed obsessed recently with worry over Red China. It appears to overshadow all his decisions in the Pentagon and his discussions with Congress. A series of Chinese experts testifying before the Far Eastern Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee were not so worried. Their conclusion was that China was no threat to the United States as long as we did not encroach on her territory. Most of the experts doubted that China would even threaten the neighboring Asian nations around her. Here ar e some of the quotes from the distinguished professors testifying before Rep. Clement Zablocki of Milwaukee, chairman of the House Foreign Relations Subcommittee: Gen. Samuel B. Griffith, U.S. Marine Corps, retired: "She poses no military threat to the United States ... I don't think the Chinese are going to conventionally take over, say, Thailand. They have enough trouble at home without having about 40 million Thai on their hands ... I do not believe China will commit conventional formations to South Viet Nam." Dr. Howard L. Boorman, Columbia University: "I don't feel the Chinese have any intention of occupying and administering extensive areas of Asia under present conditions ... If I were 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 $1.60 Month, $19.20 per Year Mail rates on request Represented Nationally By Texas Newspaper Representatives. Inc. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is -ntStled exclusively to the use for rrpublicatlon of any newg dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited in this paper and local news of spontaneous origin published herein. Rights of repubUcation of B-ll other matter herein are also reserved. forced to offer an amateur estimate of the range of America's strategic interests, Viet Nam is about the last place I would select." Dr. Ralph L. Powell, professor of Far Eastern Studies at American University': "By 1970 Peiping will have developed the hydrogen bomb. By 1975 Communist China may have made an initial deployment of ICBMs capable of striking the United States." As to whether China would use these weapons against the United States, Dr. Powell said: "In the Korean war they (the Chinese) massively intervened v.hen U.S. and .N. troops approached their Manchurian frontiers ... If the United States were to overthrow the communist regime in North Viet Nam and especially if U.S. armed forces were to approach the southern borders of Communist China, I would expect the Chinese to react violently . . . We Paper Presented By Dr. Foreman Dr. J. P. Foreman presented a paper in Montreal, Canada, Thursday at the Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers. His subject was "The Measurement of Polypropylene Oxidative Stability." H. G. Boynton, also of Esso Research and Engineering Co.'s Baytown Research and Development Division, is attending the conference. Dr. Forsman, a research associate in the Plastics Department at Baytown Research Center, won Society of Plastics Engineers' award for the best presentation in th e Polyolefin Division at the Society's Boston meeting last year. In December he moderated two symposia on "Meaningful Testing of Plastics" at SPE's meeting in Newark, New Jersey. Dr. and Mrs. Forsman and their children, James, Sally and Kathryn live at 5002 Glen Haven. haven't crashed the gates, but maybe if we crash the gates, we will get the same reaction we got when we crashed into North Korea." Dr. George Kahin, professor at Cornell University: "What we must avoid is getting involved on the land and in the internal politics of these countries. It is one thing to pledge our efforts to back up boundaries. It is quite another thing to undertake to maintain an internal political order." Dr. Hans J. Morgenthau, University of Chicago: "I do not believe that the Chinese intend to conquer Asia physically. I am convinced they will try to support revolution and what they call 'wars of national liberation.' " Roger Hilsman, former As - sistant Secretary of State: "The new nationalism is not communistic but it borrows me verbiage of Marx . . . The new nationalism can be dangerous . . New nationalism may turn to ag - gression and militancy that will endanger all of Asia and the world . - - But we can avoid all this ... if the West and the United States develop an understanding of these movements. "The Chinese Communists will need an enemy — and their first candidate is the United States, the most powerful nation in the world and chief obstacle to Chinese Communist ambitions. If this is so, no friendly overture, no attempt at recognition, no offer of a seat in the United Nations will cause them to moderate their hostility." While ther e was no unanimity, the majority of the experts testifying before the House Far Eastern Subcommittee believed the slumbering giant of Asia would not be a threat to the United States unless we came too close to her borders. SUN Slants By BILL. HABTMAN All sports fans have their heroes. It's usually Willie Mays. Mickey Mantle, Joe Namath or Gale Sayers o r the likes. But thanks to Clem Kovar. I've got a new pride and joy. Calvin Gerke is my Eew idol. I've never even seen him play, but he must be the best. Calvin Gerke, to those of you who haven't been reading your sports pages, is the star center for the Snook Blue Jays. So what? Here's what. The Gerke-led Blue Jays have just won their second consecutive Class B state basketball championship. In reaping their second state harvest, the Snookers won 78 straight ball games. That breaks the state record of 77 for consecutive victories. The last time Snook lost a ball game was in 1964, when Houston Jesse Jones tripped the Blue Jays in the Huntsville tournament. Jones went on during the M64r65 season to win the 4A state title. Snook hasn't been touched since. And Gerke is the big reason why. In the finale this year, the 6-6 star scored 35 points as the Cinderella team copped the title. You've got to know a little about Snook to really appreciate it. But unless you have plenty of time, do not ask Kovar, "What about Snook." Snook was and is home to five Kovar brothers and three sisters. One of the brothers. Harrv still lives in the Burleson County town of 200. So do Mr. and Mrs. Will (Pop) Kovar. Pop, who Is 73, hit the first bale of cotton in Burleson County last year, and while Gerke was pouring in the points last week in Austin, Pop was right in the middle of the Snook cheering section. Clem Kovar came to Baytown in 1339. After working here far several years and after his hitch in the service, he opened his own business, Kovar's, in 1947 at 104 East James. In 1349 he moved to his present location at 221 East Texas. Snook is Kovar's second favorite team. He is a Gander man first. His son. Jerry, was a Gander captain two years ago. To hear Kovar tell about Snook, you'd wonder why it is not the capital of Texas. It's got everything, including a young man who must be the best basketball coach in the world. His name is Jimmy Horn, a 21i - year - oid jack of all trades, who coaches, teaches American history, chemistry, general science and drives a school bus. He has done a remarkable job in taking th e 30 Snook boys and forming a feared cage club. It would be interesting to see the outcome of a game between Snook and the other class state champs. Kovar's got many a funny story about Snook. One of the best is how he hitch-hiked from Baltimore to Snook. That's really hitch-hiking. " The Ptacek brothers — Harry. Julius and Robert—all of whom are from Snook, also live in Baytown. So Kovar has some company in rooting for the Blue Jays. Come on Snook, and come on Gerke. Bible Verse BUT THERE were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privi- ly shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that brought them and bring upon themselves swift destruction. DC Peter 2:1 Know Your Bridge By B. JAY BECKER BIDDING QUIZ You are South, both sides vul- j the compulsion nerable. The bidding- has been: America's uniformed police system was formed ir> 1850 in New York. South 2* West Pass Pass North 2* 24 East Pass Pass TODAY'S GRAB BAG THE ANSWER, QUICK! 1. What two American authors collaborated in writing "The Man From Home"? 2. In what ocean is the island of Yap ? 3. What was the pen name of William S. Porter? 4. What letters of the Greek alphabet are used together to signify all-embracing? 5. What is a panegyric? YOUR FUTURE Refuse needless risks and shun quarrels. Today's child will be fond of travel. BORN TODAY Grandson of a Yankee whaling: captain and son of a Uni- versaiist minister, V a n n e v a r in Everett. ! IT'S BEEN SAID Measure, time and number are nothing but modes of thought or imagination. — Spinoza. IT HAPPENED TODAY On this day in 1959, the Senate approved Hawaii as the 50th state. Bush was born Mass., in 1890. After graduating from Tufts College in 1913. he pursued graduate studies simultaneously at both Harvard and Massachu- j setts Institute i of Technology, j receiving Doc- j tor of Engin e e r i n g deg r e e s from both institutions. After a career as professor and dean of electrical engineering at M.I.T., and inventing electric calculating machines, he was elected to the presidency of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. Appointed director By RUTH RAMSEY Central Press Writer of the National Defense Research Committee and Office of Scientific Research and Development, he was administrator of the atomic bomb project during- its early stages, and invented a computer which helped speed nuclear research. Others born this day are composer Henry Cowell, King 1 Frederick IX of Denmark, actress Dorothy Gish, ba.ndleader Lawrence Welk and British Labor Party leader Harold Wilson. WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE OBEIS ANCE—(oh-BAY- sense) — noun; a bow or curtsey; deference, homage; a bodily movement expressing 1 deep respect or courtesy. HOW'D YOU MAKE OUT? 1. Booth Tarkington and Harry Wilson. 2. Pacific, 3. O. Henry. 4. Alpha and omega. 5. A laudatory discourse. What would you bid now with each of the following 1 four hands? 1. 4A83 VAQJ92 +Q7 +354. 2. 4K932 VAKJ643 +K5 *7 3. 4843 VKQ8652 +AQ 4»KJ 4. 43 VKQJ7543 +A62 1. Three clubs. Whenever the responding 1 hand names a new suit, the opening bidder is forced to bid again. Both responses by North are therefore treated as 100% forcing bids and we must bid again. The only problem is •what to bid. Since partner named clubs ahead of spades, it is reasonable to assume that he has more clubs than spades. Had they been of equal length. North presumably would have bid the higher - ranking suit (spades) first. Since we cannot bid two notrump without a diamond stopper, and have run out of heart bids, the best thing to do is show a. preference for North's longer suit by bidding three clubs. 2. Four spades. The three club bid in the preceding hand, coming on top of the signoff bid of two hearts, showed that we had started "with a minimum opening bid. Both bids indicated that we were acting only under forcing bids. of partner's In the same •way, if we were to bid only three spades now, partner could rightfully assume that our hand was of the absolutely minimum class. However, this is far from the truth. Our hand rose tremendously in value with the discovery of a spade fit, and we can express this appreciation of values by responding now in more than minimum, terms. 3. Three notrump. The same reasoning applies in this case. A two notrump bid would sound weak, because it could be based on a minimum, hand including some facility for notrump play. Actually, we had values in reserve when we bid two hearts. These extra values—15 high- card points instead of the 12 or 13 we might have had—con now be shown by jumping to three notrump. This certainly does not announce a giant hand or interest in a slam—the two heart bid which preceded it indicated an opening bid of the minimum class. 4. Three hearts. Having opened the bidding with only 11 high-card points, all we can do now, in the interests of accuracy, is persist in hearts and thus warn partner that the opening bid was based more on heart length than on high-card strength. With a slightly better hand—let's «ay, add the queen of diamonds—we would jump to four hearts. <O 19*6. Kinx Features Syndicate, Inc.)

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