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Thursday, December 2, 1971
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What the engineers were Shown and (old About was exciting, but each facet of the presentation lent itself so well to • imagination that the picture of an ex* ponding future was staggering. ThH was n lalk on the earrv-ovw of space Icchnology to consumer use, given at n <-occnt meeting of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. The guest speaker's purpose detracted not at all from the merits of his message. As a representative of one of the largest contractors to NASA, he was clearly promoting support for continued space program appropriations. Yet there was obvious value to earth in research for space. From the tragedy of a simulated launch in which three astronauts died, research produced a wearable material so n**1stnni 'hat f>rpm«»n \v\\\ h«> ahlp for brief perifxls to work amid flames. An o.vliibitod shct-t of plastic glass was oO tough young engineers had difficulty denting a sheet of it with a hammer. Perhaps the greatest stimulus to the imagination in this program was the .. outweigh god! demonstration of miniaturized sensors. The tiny devices are designed to sense and transmit actions of a person's heart and lung systems. They can be read by a medical Internist at' a distant point, without intervening wires. The mind supplies the many possibilities for use of these devices, from a hospital, a physician could make a preliminary diagnosis of an HI or injured person In an ambulance the length of the county away. Or from his office, he could monitor the conditions of several hospitalized patients at frequent intervals. In the early years of the space race, there was a large portion of the populace—including many who supported the program—who had misgivings about the vast sums of money poured into the effort. There are still many who doubt a suitable return on the investment. But there are in sight some benefits to mankind that may yet, in themselves, justify the cost. Why not simply channel the same magnitude of money directly into the research projects that would produce the benefits to people rather than designing them first for space, then adapting them for everyone's use as an Incidental measure? There Isn't the Incentive, or the challenge. Take the sensors. An enormous number of technical problems had to be surmounted In getting Instrument sizes down, and eachsolution was costly. What manufacturer could or would gamble that amount of money on a product with no established market? • But In designing a sensor suited to the extremely limited payload of a space vehicle, and transmit accurate measurements from the moon to earth, engineers had solved nearly all the problems required for a physician to appraise the condition of a stricken jet passenger hundreds of miles away and several miles up. ami advise whether the* plane should make an emergency landing. Whether the Moon or Mare yield further values to mankind, the process of getting there has already enriched us. PAUl HARVEY NEWS A/so o penalty for being tall You- bear today that un- dei-size Americans are organizing the "shorties" and are protesting "discrimination." Well, now, we "longfellows" have a grievance or two, too. The penalties for being tall are not smalt. Maybe we'd better gel organized. Sammy Davis Jr. says he is the world's most likely candidate for discrimination; he's "short, black and Jewish." Prof. Saul Peldman says that's "no joke," He, a Cleveland sociology professor, is both short and Jewish and says he feels the greater discrimination as a result of being short. And while most of us speak out against discrimination based on race or religion. Prof. Feldman says nobody even frowns at discrimination.; based on height.' :' ^-'* This Case Western*Reserve professor, himself 5-fooV-4, considers this complaint of sufficient consequence that be prepared and presented a paper on the subject to the American Sociological Assn. People NEW YORK. <AP>— How are you coming along with your worry list? The difference between the amateur brooder and the serious brooder is what they worry about. The amateur worrier worries about anything and everything. The serious worrier doesn't gel wrinkles fretting over trifles. He concentrates on the big worries. With this in mind, it is a good idea for a fellow to weed ' out his worries periodically so he doesn't waste his time. Here are a few problems and issues we've decided to put in our discard file and let somebody else worry about: Is Lassie taking the pill? Would the U.S. foreign policy improve if we gave our diplomats overtime pay? What, if anything, is being done to improve the working conditions of laboratory mice? (f we are to close the generation gap, does that mean adults will have to learn to act like teen-agers, or teenagers learn to act lfte adults? Why do they still call if the cocktail hour when sometimes it lasts till darned near morning? Would U help solve your dog's identity problem if you fed turn food from a personalized can with his very own name on the label? |s golf taking the place of sex in the American way of We? Can a marriage be saved if both the husband 3Ad the wife lite to watch pro football on television? He says he's tired of hearing the ideal male described as "tall, dark and handsome." On the other hand, "shortness" is so despised that we associate the word with being "short-sighted," "shortchanged," "short-circuited." When you're broke you say you're "caught short." Prof. Feldman says we have proved our pernicious prejudice every election day since 1900. We always elect the taller of the candidates for President. We elected Kennedy over Nixon, Johnson over Coldwater, and Nixon beat Humphrey by precisely "one inch." Says next election he's betting on Muskie. Prof. Feldman says the American passion for competitive sports has enhanced the obsession with height. ** WeU^now Professor, for •those of us more than 6 feet tall, looking down is not the Utopian existence you imagine it to be. I'm 6-f oot-2. My son is 6-foot- 6. We know. And for 'one thing, we are frequently most uncomfortable by you pint-size guys who won't let us forget it. You arc much more conscious of your size than we are. You are constantly repealing those tired old jokes about "I looked him straight in the navel" and we never know whether we're supposed to laugh or not. After five minutes with any person who has a pleasing personality, nobody notices his size any more—unless he keeps bringing it up! And you little guys sure do. If you could be tall for a day, you'd discover more discomforts than you can imagine. By nightfall, if you survived that long, you'd have learned to walk all hunkered over round-shouldered to avoid cracking your skull on low doors and dangling chandeliers. Beside the standard sink, you'd have to get on your knees to brush your teeth. Worn out, you'd have to try to (it your outsize body under a regular size sheet, and there's no wav. You'd pay extra for suits and your wife would have to cut the tails off your shirts to lengthen the cuffs. And you've heard girls prefer to dance with taller men, but we never dare go to a dance. Because sure as shooting, some half-pint will drink a quart and he'll always want to fight the biggest guy in the place. So you shorties hush; the fast-shrinking world U more comfortable for you than it U for us. BUS/NESS MIRROR : • • • -r, ,-•'-, ; .-•'-• . ?, ; . ^ - .- Aerial war underway in the peaceful skies BvJOIINCUNNIKF AP Business Analyst NEW YORK (AP)-An aerial war Is underway in the seemingly peaceful skies through which businessmen and tourists travel. It involves the nation's regularly scheduled airlines and the charter, or supplemental, lines. The charter lines aUo are called unscheduled. Says a spokesman for one scheduled line, referring to an industry position paper: "The financial condition of the U.S. airline U being eroded by the supplemental carriers. Flying whenever they want and wherever they want—at their convenience—they are taking more and more of the transatlantic business." In 1970, he said, the six U.S. supplemental lines carried 12.5 limes more passengers on ¥ss, reinepfaer tbjit successful worrying rajgjj-es 1 wise choice «f will yaw wry jkbflut, After sU, U isn't the jjjfto who rnaJ^es the worries- M'f ttP worries tjpt make I&J FOUNDED IN IIIJ THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS DEDICATED TO THE OIOWTH AND PBOOBES» Of SB* JOS I A COUNTY James S. Nabors ............... Editor and Publisher Clit-ster C. Surber ................ Business Manager George W. Johnson — Composing Room Foreman Frank Ramirez ............... Press Room Foreman Nanelle Ma (lory .................... Office Manager Beanie D. Boulet ............ Circulation Manager EDITORIAL DEPT- Gk'tin Heath ................ , ...... Managing Editor Roberta Pansby ....... ..... . Asst. Managing Editor John PlaUer .......................... Sports Editor ()«• Mcllhemiy ..................... Women's Editor ADVERTISING DEPT- Gerald Dew. ............ Retail Advertising Manager Glover.... Classified Advertising Manager Entered g* Second Cl»»» matter March ?!, !»», at the Freeport Te»»i, P»t Office, under $e »ct of Congress of Marcfc «, i«7l. . Published daily u4 iuafey wcept Saturday at W7 E. Park A»f ., Fmptrt, T?»i fey Review Publishers, Inc. located »t 397 & Park Ayr, Frttf«rt, TM»I. J»B*f 9. N»tw», PmM«t. SH**cripijfew rate*: By carrier, d»Uy aod Sunday , j*r wcotfc. MfU mhwrlptlon me* are aviUabJe ad »re p»y*feie ta »dvai»c<- EDJTOBIAL POLICY: Mewf rtportlflg to til* otwt&f*r »j>»U tw »c?«r»t* 9A | i e*fire»ii«9 liij tee fJw»yi todrpendwt the North Atlantic route than they did in 1964. The two U.S. scheduled lines carried 2.5 limes more passengers in the same period. Says Steedman tlinckley, bead of Overseas National Airways, a leading charter line: "They're taking our business away from us. Anytime we take from them it's original sin, but it's always open season on us." The two systems have always been a bit jealous of each other. The scheduled line* get the bulk of the business but that bulk include* some unprofitable flights, routes and seasons. The supplemental* must settle for fewer flights, but these are almost always full. If their ordinary relationship to each other wasn't irritating enough, their feelings were rubbed raw by the reduction in military flights, which hurt both scheduled and supplemental carriers. That wasn't all. Airline* must order their planes well in advance, with one result being they are prone to over-order rather than under-order, and that is Just what they did, especially with the huge 747s. "Capacity come* in surges and waves," said Hinckley. "The 747 was one big wave, the biggest of all. It was too much too soon. The timing was unfortunate." As he sees "Anytime the scheduled carriers have more seats than passengers they cut rates to compete with each other and then they come after our business." The scheduled carriers certainly have cut their rates — ur plan to do so — especially on the route* (a Europe, but they do not concede that they are seeking the business of toe supplemental*. That business, they tell you, is really theirs, for ihey I-K> are permitted to run charter flight*. With plenty of capacity, 'they say, why shouldn't the ftch«iuled Ua« go alter more EDITORIAL PAGE FreepoH, T«XM ( Thursday, December 2,1171 I'M* » ANDERSON MWRYGO4OUND JOHNSON AND KLLSHKHG REVEAL THE SAME SECRETS; LRJ GETS tIJ MILLION, ELLBBEftG MAY GET JAILt EX.PRE8IDENT ALSO AVOIDS TAXES ON 11.2 MILLION charter business? The tup plemeotab concede the point, but they make a very serous claim againai tb* regular earners. "They have come up with below -cost loo* leaders In their (are structures a* though they were operating overstocked supermarkets," says tlin- ckley. "Their rate* are noncompensatory and destructive to competition." Hincklcy claims that in their efforts to win more charter business the regular lines not only have cut advertised rate* but have developed an "under' the counter" business 30 per cent lower. He makes a passing reference to what he considers a rather low ethical level. The scheduled lines deny their intent a to destroy competition by beating down rale* to unprofitable margin*. but there is little question that earnings of both lype* of carrier are oil. dangerously to. tlinckley maintain* (he supplemental* can still undersell the scheduled line*. Offseason New York to London, he says, the supplemental* can offer a J130 round trip rale, compared with the lowest scheduled rale of $180. The charier, which must fly with all seat* filled, is the most economical way to sell, he says, "If they eliminate us then the cartel U going to have higher prices when their business comet back." THOUGHTS for the lave of money is the root at all evils; it a through this craving that tame have uxwdma auxiy from tilt faith and pierced their heard with many f.—t Timothy 6:10. it's good to have money and the things money can buy. But it's good, too. to check pace In awhile and make sure tbtt you haven't lost the thlflgs that money can't buy.— George H. Lori- tuer, author. fly JACK AN'OKttSON WASHINGTON - Lyndon Johnwm i» II.! million richer for selling Mi prwideniial memoirs while Daniel Kilnbrrg fact* n possible jail term for giving away a different verskxt of the MRI« itory. LBJ'» book, "The Vantage I'olnt." contains a detailed account of preetmtly the fact* which government lawyer* contended would imprril the national security if published in the IVrtlagon Papers. The government** claim wa* made during the (rial of its suit to halt pubUeoiwn of the Pvnlagw Pa|Hts by the Washington lv»t lite trial wax tmcKltietfd, in large part. behind Owed door* During unr of Ihn* wvtH urMkone, Jmitfr Gerhard UewJI a*tail t»i<< govtriunent to specify wbkti infonnattoft in trw wctrt document* would motl (eopardKr the" tttcti other, He ended up with a staggering II 2 million advance (ran Holt, Hlnehart A \Vlu«ion Jtfhmujfl !hn» pulled another last one, To encourage other contributor*, lie had of(«ff«l to (nit up money out of his own pocket for Ihe library he hat built to commemorate hinitclf He arranged for Ih* buck advance to flow througli a las>frtv foundation Mo the library at ht» »hare of the cwt Thu» the II 2 millioo l IJU Hit hot* cuMing him a cent in Itvpublic In account of MKe«*»(ul the gommitrnl ttiwl thr ,Mdri«i4d," «*n uri imualur Ttwr I'm tagon fapvr* told ha* th«r U -S had **«»*W out llano* sUrtjj jxwtrtp throutth a »V>lk»h diplomat Thus thr g»v»nuii«ni, in Ihr iwrm- at national wnmrliy. M>u£ht ttaiprraid) to Suprm I ht- »tuty at "(Jprtalkift Yrt lh<f lull storv wa» pubtofWtl, with HIP lop M-crci tktath m 14U » book, Mriiii»hilr. he ha* ixr* ttaihed lut huge Lvtlfvinxi uf puU«.lj in«-j)uir»l UtKUittmU in Wo Hit^iuina} lihf ary. In all, JiVirwon ha* (>uil«t) att ntnvMthnnty omp lie la» made nwney tj)" ir*e»l»ng in feiriiij»(iun which ihtr gmrrnmtitt ciaintt u a ibnger to thr «utk»« ,\tvi Iw trvralnl it tn tl* itvwt «U Kfvirn! So lit- m< onjjr lna«lr 4 twwillr off lite , but he rtlolW hi* o*n »v<p<tj in the ami t><uti«l abo«Ji UK- c«tl> Ihr o( the tamv \Vat KlhU-rg rekwwttj itavr 1 *n tit UK »4» r*>* t**n uwitcini lot f "siprri putiitc The <»•> la ptn ».wi.»jafa("y «h<«g N'r» Voci, Tim?'» Nrtl Siwvtion a»»J hn »ifr, HK.M»t.l.SriS KlhMi l^rtiir. <k-H;Yit*rti in ( tw (tw >M»ioitl ll^ru', Joh«i*w>. i!»ri»n»hUr u rit&nj* high vn htt ranch t.« J -JJ SH( It KT I'A I'Kltji tth4l ri > litutr. t JU to iiitUujjt ot» wluit ffiji) !*r ttic tnf£r*l cutiwttun oi vU«,w!><-i r*rt Ai.wniWftf bj en<? maw Shtxllj ltjvuij{ oilier. Johnvon «U«tinJ g<nnrn(i drpurtfnrtsO to prettix* rt>wu«?nr r.ijtc (or 4 hutof) of htt uildisnuIrjSK/i Hr top JOJ*M Kl*r )rar'»«rarltrr. when J«hft««*! to«A OMTT (h«- j«Jn:un.i<i'j(nJi !»- ux.i.ati thai tfw ixifgoinf; KntnnJ} uilkwln Ur»»r Unit im (»rtan( paprrt behtw} l/i thn- tn 4 tomb tfjrilrt '» ii'o !»•> « UKtior live ,\t*it »(•« * bj put in tfettvt livan ;tvj t!'t Nm «r*rry impuHani docutiwn? hr touW hi» hand* oti K»«n W*r ««trr< mwttK** the WTiiif Itouw h-*J rt *ith Inp Krwntm **rrc ra/tof off to Johnvxj uwrtl lh<»e papcf*. which of »rre prepared M Uip*)ff c»prn.wr. In together hn h«oi tie «•*» AMtiirO t, »Jafl. which th< - *n m PrcsKimt Uirr the fiunimripl »M »»«lrn fllff J> ()«il>( ttf«MOM) and got at « r |k INr Aliir.i tu! at (or t»xtv« tw fur THE WORRY CLINIC Breaking the habit n>r,r:ot»;KM.cii.v\»: ph. n,. M u CASKH-UI-. ilill X . u a lormrr homcnciual "l)r (,'ranc." h* "when I >t*t in the- sth grade, orw u{ my men teacher* initiated me into homoMritu! behavior "Hut I felt it was wrong though I couldn't break away Irom him "Even when I went lo college, he would often drive up to the campus fur a weekend with me "But I hated the sccrctivenesl of our relationship, plus (he (act it seemed abnormal. "One day I read you column in which you told how another homuMrxual man had vcnnt) to unvik ull from Itut juvenile emotional stage and force himself (o become a heterosexual adult. "That gave me hope, so 1 finally declared a revolution and decided to start dating some of my coed classmates. "At (he outset, they held no physical attraction for me at all "And I lilt-rally had to lorce nijsvli tu ki>» gul im-inb. for they did not ignite any inner desire whatsoever. "Pwhap* the coeds felt that 1 was diffident and lacking in sexual verve, for U w«s many months before I began to warm up to an embrace with a girl. "But 1 filially became accustomed to a certain coed and as lime went on, I began to find it less repugnant to kiss her. "In fact, by the second year, I was actually relishing my dates and looktog forward to her kistes. 'Alter graduation. I proponed and »r -*rrt '"We now have lhrr« chikim) and jrr nudly in love "Kurthcrmore. I am rrtatrd, for I no longer (rel itui I am living in a twilight tone oi ttw human raw, constant)) apprrncnthr lest I be shunned or mlracUcd "Dr. Crane, please release my case in your column, for It mj> give encouragement to thousands of unwilling homosexual* who wish lo cacapr into the happy, relaxed stale of heterosexual normalcy." Thousands of homosexuals (cvl trapped in their abnormal erotic state and wish they could escape from their homosexual "twilight looc" of the human race Other*, however, like the to) whuilUng *.« he Ihr rjjrkr ive*) rtmtlrr). no* loud!) Ihrir jvurr.iU- it (o ttwtr <r*n x-t Hut ihu M Ulkr the U*k.ttin$ by leader) ot llw women'* IthrrjlKio frnrU* For IttMf wtxnrn »rt to inj to "»«H" lhcmi«lvc» on Ihw belief, (or mntt of then) kivr* (wWlr loan) tn»0? who'd put » wedding ring on Ihetr third finger tn (act. « recent pail showed t Itut Ihw vomen's htwraUom doctrine MM popuUr chief)) with the unmarried and career women. (Sour grapes 1 « Ttw wives and widows were (juitc content to Icl the mak sex remain dominant' I»»«J,1 «>.^ It 0) C<0« W !«>< H 1,^*, tot •.•«-1 Ml* JS> r r r r 'No instant itplgj' is juit ont of the peno/iies vt hor« to pat when vt GO to a football yame."

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