The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on June 15, 1973 · Page 2
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Freeport, Texas
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Friday, June 15, 1973
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VIEWPOINT Political envoys on the way out "Are You Kidding? Nobody Can Fly In Weather Like This!" TUB FACTi It was a self feeding process: Bicauii a stingy aad moralistic Congress rtauktsatrv refused to provide the funds necessary to run the nation's forelga embasske. perticukriy ta the department of entertainment, only rich men willing to ,; <fig into their own pockets could afford to ' be ambassadors. *m a current average of»to » per cent far noncarm appointment*). la addition, any nominee tor an ambassadorship who contributed more than tlO.eag to a campaign would he To repeat, few wiU regret the pasiine of «»eofctsv»tera,e««i* perhaps £s^fat cate" who frit tint the preatigt oT the thiM «r UK aodai class il gave then entreeto vat «ranh what it cost them to maintain IheJr potts (mow about that below). However, because everyetw these days •Mbe«B primed to believe the worst about 2*!!S*»' »*» poWteal contributors. it snouid be pointed out Oat the conferring af aptoroabc plum* fa return he campaign ^?r*!? y •«•* of **• P«e»lc«» "«^ tike Tbesy t Just (rawed aad was not JIM BISHOP: REPORTER other way an ambassadorship was a convenient way to reward a political contributor, and since most contributors were perforce veU-beeied. the Lemonade Ludea ia Congress were able to score paints with the public by refusing to vote enough funds to run an embassy ia the ueamOBWr U| WfHCft UM CCt£Ct)09tf Qv JllM* International diplomatic wt had accustomed themselves (even U it was oaJy ubhttag free sandwiches at the traditional Fourth of Jury openbouee). Whichever way It happened, the result was the same. But If the tat cats no longer underwrite a significant part of the nation's diplomatic functioning, that means Congress will have to - and that brings us beck where the whose thug started. An 'insane wor/d 1 outside the walls Comment and Opinion F reef art. Teia* Frisky. J«s»lM»1] NDCWON MEftfty-GOJOUND , Cambodia calls for •' .' t f bombing of hospitals »y JACK ANOKMOX Gunba*e»V. A Air CMsretkesi Oeater is WASHINGTON ~ OataMM CainMte wuatly la Aiatrkaa toad*, akag wttit documents, tnwggkd wt ef plMwm Pee*, mm* ether afe (natter* r»v«4l laat Cambodian eaMlefVeM 'The (Aatetiraaa) leO tke> Caaiaeatiaaa ,» cwnffi*ftdert hew b*ea tatKag f<* »fe«l to do aadlae Omtiedssisi eV B." ttk> W strikes ami Mr«£ag sttack* w diplomat »*e*m "fae eas»h*dt»a* .•^*A >.._.,.._* * ,. - . ^ . na* ft* teaser by Unde Charley was a ptevbeeL When I was a kid, he fived next door and he made a dairy check under the bed and in the cfcaeta looking for "them." He wasn't a real uncle, but my perenu said, "CaB htm Uncle," so we calkd him Uncle. He was s small skinny man who wore a belt that went around him one aad a half times. He seldom left the house seldom found "them.'' When he grew old the' public authorities took Unde Charley away aad fifed him under N. In time* of crisis. I drive off "Happy College" to t Unek Charley a big box daxolatos, . BUGGED INTHe BtCHOtVC : He says he was** a hair transplant bu ., the doctors weal stay it ASM, he wants it work for Nixon, bat the ordtrika intercept hk letters. He's 71, a UUkokJ for politics, bat he looks around susokkwaly aad whkpers: 'Tm the only one who can help them when the bugger gets bagged." His life is simple. He has a free bed, a reef, three squares aad a deck of marked cards. He pays no taxes, has no income, no car, an wife, and, as a result of piaying poker with the gullible, is owed Wl JU3M by other inmates, not counting interest He k thinking seriously of buying the Uncle Charley, I must confess, is a happy man. He loves hk little room with the wire mesa windows, and be enjoys the big playroom. He has an old flt.» radio with no dialing hanrfk Unck Charley says he gets better programs through the fiOigBatt ill M* tflMp4ftl Tiki* JUIJU ^Ata.eJiiMsfc-Sl which could befall the old man te a sudden reetoratka af sanity. The doctors would have ha ve to send him out into the world, and Unck Charley k no deeer to being prepared for that than I am for putting an umbrella on a two and a half billion-dollar Skyiab. He thinks Martha MUchefl should be President "No secrets," he whkpers. "Tali, tab, talk - all the time." I said I dsubtod she could carry bar husband's vese. Unck Charky said I hadn't changed • bit ~ still the retarded kid who used to nas to the stare far nothing. He makes a convincing point that he's ail right, but that the rest of lae world k batty. BEBBrS WORLD "I kmt*'t o/»ee owe* f4«uaa« fa was* we're . WayaV . Aw«vc*n tt itt ««d r U t*, or th* mes4|«iia><lik* C4«fa»t*S T ». by the Umwil Sutw wre to *tt*«k tt» Let us check into consumer honesty "It's ytwr generation," be say*. "Look what you're done with it la here, we have law and order, If someone hits somebody, or creates a disturbance, we don't even bold a trial Boom! - solitary." I asked Unde Charley ts be ever found "them." No, he said, but he's getting doaer. He never told my perenta who "them" was, but he know*. Unde Charky was. in a way, far ahead of bis time. He had "them" looming in from outer space in flowing capes aad hiding ta his dosets and under hk bed. I asked him to eat the chocolates. He gave one to an unsuspecting nut and studied him for a half hour to see if he would fafl over dead Uncle Charky ate the wnok box. wouldn't dtcussa Wstergate. Unck Charky k behind Nixon one thousand per cent "If a man ia worried that the opposition {, kaking hk secrets, he baa to protect himself.** I wondered If Unek Charky would locate 'them" before Nixon. Unek Charky has been at tt longer. Visiting boars, I said, were nearly up. Was there anything he would lie? "A new deck of cards." be said. Some of the Simsle-minaed souk declined to ptay with the old deck. He walked me to the big mean door. A young guard in a pea-green jacket had the key. "A nut," Unck Charky said "Completely gone. I played him the hands of stud and won every button off hk Jacket" He patted me on the sboufcirr. "Be brave." he said. "Co out to your insane world. Crab every buck you caa and pay il out in taxes. Get yourself robbed by the butcher. Don't go out si night Put extra locks on the doors and windows tad buy yourself a dog." "Stop it." I said. "You're not funny " NO COMEBACK •That." Unde Charky said, "is another sign of retardation. You think I'm kidding so you say, 'Don't be funny.' The truth k. you have no answer to what 1 say. "Milauns of your kids are on drugs. The senators who investigate the White Mouse — believe me — have great big skeletons ia their own dosets. Thanks for the candy, kid. See those bars?" He pointed. "They protect us in our world from your world." "So long. Unck Charky. Take care." "I don't have to. I'm taken care of. Always remember, kid. You're an ace ia my deck.".. . It may be tmftdL ta ih« <cf« of cemumertun nwvtmcnl. ta tx> rvmizxkcJ that there a * counterp<»ft u> the oM warning of "c»t<at rmfKcr" - kt the buyer bewmrv. This b» "cav«t vendor" - k« th« »*ikf atsa keep an ey* out for ttaty tottecs*t* Not only doe* the cemumer tart wear » bate *i the ouxcmi victim of r*p4ctooi reailen. but mtay irf ht« i scUon*. whrthrr cartfesa or deliberate, act contribute to ih* hljh price* we »ll •bout. ShopttiUttg is otwi««Mty| the No. t cause The' Nauaeal Retail Herchuu I Assn. estimates tfeat the] cost ot snepiifUag »od rcUiad thrft t» about O J bttooo » )«ar ShoDbnert tt&taa(«r/ rob the «v«r*«c Unity of fomethiag between no tea m * v«ar. ThJa is Uw surcharge * tuttsOj y»jt In htghtr prk«s to cover busincwt feawn due to ihoBhfttag But rveo those who would fwvcr consider iteaiiog an Kem from * (tort i»»y be guilty c4 prsctkes thai aaxxai la t form of theft, charges Beverly ifeadmoo. a consutMT cconomka tpeciiliat at UK Uttftmiiy of W'Bcoo»to'E««5»k». Ooe of ttxttc trkk*. she potnb Mil. a switcfiing prtce Ubeb from low^pnctd to htgher priced tUtms. A« s resui). (a the anoo}*Ace of bonest customen. Horn hart rttatiated by using tUcky labeii (til are abaost topoMtiWe to fct off Then thrrv's the ciawuc ex»mpte of the HAl BOYLE'S PEOPLE feu boy* <»<xjwisxB. Tfc*a the netwnw « to UM Mare.. a «*.« en* Ht&tbl*. ,Wb taunt »cW *{ * cuntsctner* «tor» It'* m* uouati*! U> MM (taamKM frwh (mil do«M)"l buy it. a wta ts* Mi* er utrown CM. »« «c«n » tfcc frraecn taxi cwaraco pr»ctlt« ia to aocn * ya or pucka** «>( fssrf. MMpat tt, *=*» pn« i* buck P« the *h»K tCXtea Hie (erieA dotesj Ott* Utnt *coti*r jar or pKi^** Ui*i beut't beets opromi! Tfcit rtwjiu tt Tbe evtrtowwr who t«>'» u to*j t>* IM loser, or if *»* rvtam to ft* stare tat |>rti a rvfwd or rv$l*cegMnU, thij adds to 0* ttw«'» U mottwr probkot tor cxae Uerw rvport fe*iag one ool of r»wry r»«rj fh« <»rt» «l»y eww. il * raet of about Ctt «*th By no ntwani «r* *Q <*a the high cost of (rrttsg <&M cocaomers Y»« H btbwnvs *li ot <M la rwrrune ma cwn iftappfeig fcjt«i» tar «»y» in •bJcb w« may lune iw«o«»«:*o*ai> conir&Btteg to th* rtotng («•&* of r Babbling infants play 20 questions Bj U. M. KMKUIICM NEW YORK <AP> - For those parents whose tafaat k Just starting to mumbk those first precious words, s vinttog. Don't encourage him too much. for every time you say to e*d> other, "Oh. bow cute it will be when JuJtus can talk" you'll probably wkb later for s return to those d*ys of goo aad da da Reason enoughu the fact that oneof the first things a child learns to My k: "Wbst's taxi?" Thk, or seme reesonabk facsimik usually k accompanied by a vague wave of the band or insisted point of * finger toward some animate or Inanimate object Just within sight From first awakeniag to final "night- night," it comes like a scratched record: "Wbas at? Whas el?." uklAg io everytbuig In (be house, at least twice, and mast of the things visibk out the window. It ako covers most major and many miMr •ounds that resound into bis Uoy world. Hk curiosity is bouodksx, but his memory is short. It's a bit unnerving to have tak chip off lae old Mock on wham you lavished M much attention only last night greet you on awakeniag with a pointing finger tabbing aad a surprised "Whas at?" And your long, patient explanation of what you're doing covering your face witb cream and slashing yourself with a raior will be rewarded tan aexi moraiog wila « wide-eyed stare and « breathless "Whas at?" when you lather up again, If you arc one of Ibose souls who can't quite get goJag until after lae second cup of coffee you may not enjoy taeae post revtUe iftotts of "30 questions." Aad now many different ways caa you captain tatee dribbks of bkod on your coin. If Uw questions aren't tnougto, tbc —1 pert of the tittle one's vocabulary /I* a demand. W* first fuU sentence number of Uttags, or nottUag »t sll be «»M ronckvsbry wsot The "Whas at?" sad the "I waati" may alternate so fast you caa't remember wnsther you're explaining nentethiag or fending off bit latest demand. Father may think II u tough enough to stand the brunt of (bee* ektaenlary conversations duriag bit limited time si home, but mother gets It fuO time And these wondrous momenta of retkf, nap lime or bedtime, don't come as easily anymore because now thii talking. reasoning UUIe creature mast be given She opportunity to express hi* desires on «uch matters It's a lucky mother who can get • yea to a question hke. "Do you waai to go to bed?" Positive answers are slow ia developing la lae newty letting lyke. but "no" comes early and lacreeses ia frequency, It to usually about ink time that parents find themselves using (he same word more frequently in their dealings with their off• spring. Which makes you wonder, who k leeching the language to whom? gasturkg aaod i*et may iadkai* FACTS MfxmnttMi ucnuciwun r> MII in ii «•*» »• hrt Aw «*»t ftlMpvl fffM* iwmu t- IM tf <Mtt*. «•*; M* tank*. R* (MtMUM. dtpfanut «*ji, *» H. UH.<j «Kf <Ox R*co« lae <rt«r ts ttx C«,mt»«>«« sir Mr* cm fccaaufe. *(3*g*e !•<** taa* » tan «s> (*• •«« t««a fiat! utrf W&M (fc« ,'ji«wl>/ pospcnuu la !S* " t«anffiu*««4« "Xi^tfiy f»» <»«JKj et amsis» cere to Viet missing list: Their fate unknown' One cflAttatmi tragedy «f lae war to the to L*«e ram* be _ the fate of steraat tjaa Amerkeiw mkeiag la Vietnam *wt «ifl Another UW bate been offkUBy declared dsad - but laeir rcmstes hare not been rtcwefvil CapecteBy agoaictag atel the cases of alraea seen oa I (he ground after craaatag[ sad those whose pictures as prisoners were Pttblkhedby Item*- yet who have not bcea released nor laeir deaths Mfkfactority explained by I Uw Communists Toougb lae cease-fire agreemeau sokmaly provided for sincere coopcratk* by the Viet Coag aad North Vktasmeae, US teams have regularly bseo denied access to sites where Amerkaa please are kaowa or believed to have crashed, aad to reported graves of American servkettea The exceptions, where Nona Vktaani he* provided some eooperaUoa, have bam even more frustrating. Aa Amerkaa team, for example, was allowed to vWt North Vktaun oa May il aad May u to sec sites of gravea ia which Americans were allegedly buried. But Hanoi curiously did aot permit U* American teem to recover or tdtoiily lae remake. <Uoa* tail suggest lae Nortb Vietnamese government was afrdd of whal a study of the bodies would show - la torture or other mistreatment?) Most, and possibly ail. the Vktaatn missing are dead. But we have all heard stories of men mysteriously discovered yean after a war, as with the Japanese soldier found on so island wore (kali two ekeadas after World War 11. Any father, mother, wife or caUd of t uuaaiag servkeaiaa desperately want* certeJaty. greet , Air Fw« wffken sad nwt «-ere retwweel sarf 03 um «»e<in«aMed to. twgfery a *»«• rstte ** earr sts Aar F«r«e MMM set* been teturaeil freea l^mk ««• M yet to te *«oun»*il for. a r*U» ef eaw to it The hairy kjngJe sree ef Use, to greet meneere imtotml His, <ae eaasaas ewey a •art ef Oae elMereaxe A (W wiu s bre*ee back, far cxaa^ss. oUgM wefi starve to deeta m the tawt becewe aw eee ww»M find aim m U»M Ukewtoe. OH tssck *a»«ie Wiage vwU ce-ver ba bee> after deal*, aad has plane as w«fi for every tl sltfl UMCtecaMed far k Leas as comaared wtia. one rettsraed far every - IMuaitmerinaMaudtotoHartaVktBeai * k tee gnat to be esaiakad ay a dtfJenac* Tlwre ts sueatrton here that k mere susescka, there kaaerateace. The mea workiag oa lae mkslag and t«eu»tedf«r proUem ia taw Peatogoa expect that maay of tbe mlssUg aanrkeiMalaU«»,»forUiV1ettuMa«dta A Commnsiln nrruyssd South Vktaeat will cxalaiMd wtlk cerUtety, The searca for the atkatag will take ytar* si beat NonceoawrsUea by Uaaai csuld leagUM Q**i M^S?. Tat longer lt» seerva teaea, Ike teas d»ac.Uk« wUl k, «J ftadia- ^.t Qp MMMfl W fiEUUfeV tm la^at BUlI m si aWiMai of famen or bviag near a craak alto away. 7t» metal remaias of tae airasaaea art cartwl sesy sod Usasfgrmed bM. lag maUriak or other uses AMI their <* ork^ (Aecureu. ~ caildreaaad

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