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Monday, March 14, 1966 Editorials And Features Price Increases Raise Specter Of Inflation A rash of price increases raised the specter of inflation last week. Inflation is the big worry of economists and government officials. There is talk of a possible tax increase and price and wage controls to combat it- Simplified, inflation is too many dollars chasing too few goods. Price increases are a symptom. Here are some that were announced this week: More companies joined in the $10-a- ton boost of a price of newsprint, an action that is estimated will cost U.S. newspaper publisher 575 million a year. Monsanto Co. raised the price of two phosphate plasticizers by 114 cents a pound and of methyl saiicy- late, or wintergreen flavoring, by 5 cents a pound. Union Carbide Corp. boosted the price of methanol, a basic chemical, by 3 cents a gallon. Other producers followed United States Steel Corp.'s increases in steel plate prices. Dow Chemical Corp. raised the price of styrene monomer, a 3-billion-a- pound-a-year plastic product, 1 cent a pound. West Coast lumber and plywood prices firmed as a result of the war in Viet Nam and the possibility of an industry strike. The National Association of Purchasing Agents said "the classic symptoms of a war economy" are compounding procurement problems and increasing the threat of inflation. The organization said a survey of its members showed that "lengthening deliveries, rising prices and mounting shortages are creating hectic environments in many purchasing offices." "In most cases," it added, "the impact of rising prices is felt not as much in the amount of increase as in the wide range of commodities affected." The Commerce Department announced that industry expects to increase spending for new plants and equipment this vear by 16 per cent from the 1964 record of'$51.8 billion to $60,230,000. Fulton Lewis Speaks — The projected increase is only slightly higher than the 15.5 per cent gain of 1965. President Johnson warned that the level of projected expenditures requires government policymakers to ''keep an extremely close watch on economic developments." "We must be prepared to act quickly in the field of taxation if such action appears necessary," he added. Major banks raised their minimum lending rate — the interest charged the biggest borrowers — to 5^ Per cent from 5 per cent. Thomas S. Gates, chairman, and John M. Meyer Jr., president, of Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. of New York, which initiated the move, said, the boost was "the result of disparities existing between commercial bank and other credit market rates and of a continuing increase in loan demand." The stock market, which had been rallying after a four-week slump, declined immediately after the announcement. Brokers had said all along that worry about tighter money was one of the factors contributing to the market decline. With the economy continuing to expand, the unemployment rate fell to 3.7 per cent of the labor force, a 12- year low, in mid-February, from 4 per cent in January. Automobile production, helped by American Motors Corp's resumption of operations, rose this week to an estimated 199,800 passenger cars from 194,994 last week but trailed the vear ago total of 213,263. The week's total brought car completions for the vear to 1,940,825, compared with 2,017,026 at this time last year. The industry ran up a record this week when the 5 millionth 1955 model rolled off an assembly line. This was 15 days earlier than the previous record set in 1965. Steel production last week totaled 2.66 million tons, highest for any week since last June. Schools Are Target Of Communist Literature By FULTON LEWIS JR. WASHINGTON — Leaders of the Communist Party have launched a slick, albeit dishonest, campaign to try to get their literature into the nation's public schools. High school administrators and librarians throughout California recently received letters from International Publishers of New York City, the Communist Party's own publishing house. The letters read: "Dear Educator: The Bureau of Secondary Education of the State of California has suggested that we send you our list of publications on Negro history and freedom. We have no doubt that you will find books of importance for classroom and library use on thois list." Max Rafferty, California Superintendent of Public Instruction, terms the letter deceitful. The Bureau of Secondary Education, he says, never suggested that school officials consider books put out by International Publishers. With the letter. International Publishers included an eight page list of books on the American Negro. Nowhere is it indicated that any of the authors are Communists or that International Publishers is a Communist house. Six pamphlets and two books are offered by Herbert Aothe- ker, the Communist Parry's official theoretician. "The Negro People in History," by William Z. Foster, is also offered. Foster was for two decades chairman of the U.S. Communist Party. He was buried last year in Moscow. Other books offered by International Publishers to California schools are written by Hyman Lumer. the Communist Party's Educational Director; James Allen, a veteran Communist pamphleteer; the late W.E.B. DuBois; and Albert Maltz. the Hollvwood screen writer who Daily Crossword Puzzle -KING FEATURE- 1. Toddler's bear 6. Titleholder, for short 11. •Wideawake 12. More crippled 13. Ball or Monroe 14. Hollow of a sort 15. Measure of length 16. Levantine boat 17. Farm feature 38. The simple life 21. Lawyer's concern 23. Java tree 27. Zeroed in 28. Wheeled 29. Outdo 30. Rug- cleaner, in a way 31. Shallows 33. Wine cup 36. Breeze 37. Leap 40. Legume 42. Jacob's son 43. Willow 4*. Finch 45. Where Cardiff is 46. Links lad DOWN" 1. Anecdote 2. Jewish month 3. Harangues 4. Sec 5. Yttrium: aym. 6. Ascend 7. Salted, dried, smoked, etc. 8. Units of electrical intensity: abbr. 9. Dissolve 10. Commit depredations 14. Duo 16.007 19. Encounters 20. Otic 21. Street cry 22. Golf term 24. Piece of broken pottery 25. Street sign 26. Varying:" weight: India 28. CosUy 30. Simmer 32. Filaments 33. Below: nauL 34. Tableland 35. Source of indigo 38. Roman poet 39. Like some evergreens Smtnrd&y's Answer 41. It should be crossed 42. Marshy meadow 44. Palmetto State: abbr. IS •40 43~ 4S~ Z2. 34 19 il 50 tA a Z5 42 2A- 57 as IO Zi. was convicted of contempt of Congress arid served time in federal prison. RADIO MOSCOW disclosed last week that the "Lawyers Committee on American Policy Toward Viet Nam" had sent to J. William Fulbright (D. - Ark.). chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, a legal brief explaining "that the U.S. government has no legal basis for its war in southeast Asia." What the radio did not mention is that the Lawyers Committee is an unofficial offshoot of the National Lawyers Guild, an organization once cited as a Communist front by the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities. The committee's honorary chairman. Robert W. Kenney, has over the years been affiliated with Communist fronts. He is a member of the national advisory board of the National Lawyers Guild. Joseph H. Crown, who is the group's secretary has also been identified as a Guild member. The chairman of the Viet Nam group, William L. Standard, is vice president of the New York chapter of the Lawyers Guild. Note: The contention that American intervention is illegal is vigorously disputed by the American Bar Association. The ABA House of Delegates last month unanimously adopted a resolution supporting the position of the United States. PRAVDA, OFFICIAL organ of th e Soviet Communist Party, last week reprinted a savage attack on U.S. foreign policy by Sen. Wayne Morse (D.-Ore.). Morse charged that tens of thousands of American youngsters were being sacrificed by "shockingly immoral" policymakers in Washington. Ke brushed aside the assertion that American troops are combatting Communist aggression by insisting that "we are the aggressor." P.adio Hanoi, incidentally, recently broadcasted a speech by Robert Scheer, an editor of "Ramparts" Magazine who will oppose Rep. Jeffrey Cohelan (D. - Calif.) for renomination. The Scheer speech was originally given to a California rally against the war in Viet Nam. Scheer, who has likened Ho Chi Minn to George Washington, told the rally: "The war we are now fighting in Viet Nam violates all the norms and decent values of this society and the only way the United States has been able to remain involved in Viet Nam these past 20 years is by continuously lying to the American people." 1 Prepare For The Battle By HENKY McLEMORE We all have heard of the military mind, but what about the military non - mind? Is there such a thing as a gold- braided belfrey with no bats in it at all? The answer, unhappily, is yes. Such a minus mind was revealed with the army's proud revelation of Camp Happiness near Fort Benning, Ga. At Camp Happiness, a prison mock-up, our soldiers are savaged and tortured in the hope that it will prepare them for possible like treatment if they are captured by the Viet Cong. Legs and arms are twisted until the pain is unbearable at this rural revival of the Spanish Inquisition. Heads are pounded, faces slapped, and "prisoners" are "put on the pole," a modern form of the rack or wheel, the invention of which undoubtedly earned some enterprising officer a promotion. Rumor has it that the commanding officer has advertised for a pride of hungry lions in the hope of feeding them a platoon of GIs on the next sunny holiday. It is also said that a call has been sent to the Quartermaster Department for tridents, nets, swords and bludgeons. It has even been reported that many of the officers in charge are practicing a quick thumbs - down movement with their hands, and advocating that the name of the camp be changed from "Happiness" to "Coliseum." Obviously the theory behind the army's establishment of Camp Happiness is a very sound one — for the army —- that a man who has his head twisted half off by his comrades in arms will manage a smile when it is wrenched all the way off by his enemies. This is in direct opposition to the old maxim, "The burnt child dreads the fire," and just how the army figured the exact reverse probably lies buried in some vast, dusty comer of the Pentagon. But is the army right? How many men. having been stoned half to death at one time, would not duck when they saw a crowd v.-ith -rocks coming at them? I am sure that if I were at Camp Happiness and were told to report at 5:30 a.m. to have my ears pulled off, I would request (through channels, of course) a little background material on the man who was to pull them off. Don't tell me the army, even though not at full strength, does not have a few Section Eights in uniform who would enjoy adding my ears to his collection. Red China Discounted As A Major Threat CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP)— Viscount Antony Head, former British defense minister, says Red China is not as great a threat as he says most Americans believe. "Red China does not want to rule Southeast Asia and I don't think they will go to war over Viet Nam," he said. Head, who was minister of defense under Prime Minister Winston Churchill, told a forum Red China has too much to 'ose in a war. 'It's Them Unshafe Tires an' Carsk' Washington Merry- Go-Round — Scandal Smell Rises As Dodd Case Probed By DREW PEARSON and JACK ANDERSON WASHINGTON — The deeper this column digs into th e dealings of Sen. Thomas J. Dodd, D-Conn.. the stronger is the smell of scandal. This column has made a painstaking search, for example into the financial records of his 1964 campaign. The senator from Connecticut must have raised at least 5500,000, yet aides swear he couldn't have spent more than 5130,000 on the campaign. Money contributed to help pay his election expenses have been traced to his personal bank accounts. This column has evi - dence, for example, that Dodd used campaign money to pay off private debts, finance home improvements, and take care of other personal expenses. His official report to the state of Connecticut, dated Dec. 3, 1964 t claimed contributions of ?167',497.67 and expenditures of 5174,159.44. The collections were at least triple the amount reported, and the expenditures were padded. The largest expenditure he reported was SHO.OOO, which was supposed to have been paid to the Randall Advertising Agency for radio, television and for newspaper advertising. Yet the actual budget submitted by Randall wa s only 5101,306.31. 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 Th« Associated Press Is -mUtied exclusively to :Se use for republicatlon of any news dj=^atches credited -w tt or not otherwise credited In this paper and local news of spontaneous origin published berein. Rights of repubUwtloa of all othe.- matter herein are also reserved. Though a few extras were added during the campaign, these were wiped out by economies. Indeed, th e agency refunded Sl,000 in its final accounting to Dodd. The senator also reported two payments to University Press of Cambridge, Mass., totaling 5M.200 for campaign printing. A company spokesman recalled that University Press had done absolutely no printing for Dodd in 1964. In fact, the company wrote off as a bad debt a printing bill left over from the Senator's 1956 campaign. DODD CHARGED the entire S5,- 500 that he ran up on his American Airline credit card in 1954 as a campaign expense. A breakdown reveals this included personal travel for himself and his family including a Florida vacation trip. One of the most puzzling entries wa s Sl.105.22 that was supposed to have been paid to Western Union for campaign telegrams. The actual Western Union bill was one - tenth that amount, or S105.69. Dodd also lists as campaign expense $697.50 paid to photographer Vincent Shields, who doesn't recall taking any campaign pictures. He was actually hired to photograph the Dodds' 30th wedding anniversary party. A small S187.5S payment to Jersey Airways was also charged to the campaign. This was what it cost the Senator to fly from the Democratic Convention in Atlantic City to Westerly, R.I., the nearest airport to "his North Stonington, Conn., home. Because he had appeared on a pre - convention telecast for the Metromedia television stations, however, Metromedia reimbursed him for the flight. Metromedia check No. 13583 for S1S7.58 dated Oct. 10, 1954, was deposited in Dodd's personal account. The senator even claimed a $57 expenditure for an electric heater for campaign headquar - ters. However, the $57 heater was installed, not at campaign headquarters, but in his North Stonington home. THE PETTY padding also included S597 to Schneider's for campaign "luncheons" and $221.75 to the Congressional Country Club for "political meetings." Schneider's is actually a liquor store where Dodd bought booze, and the bills from the Country Club show that the entire S221.75 was spent by Dodd's family for swimming and snacks. It is at least an interesting coincidence that Dodd was able tc throw a gala wedding party for his daughter. Martha, on Oct. 12, 1964. This came at a time that he was having difficulty raising $5,000 to meet a personal note. It also came after contributions had started to roll in for Dodd Day, a fund - raising event held in Connoctivut on Oct. 26, 1963. No less than Lyndon Johnson, then the vice president, went to Connecticut on Dodd Day to help raise money for the senator's campaign. Though desperately short of personal funds, Dodd suddenly came up with the money for an extravagant wedding — com - plete with a pheasant - and champagne breakfast, a full orchestra, and a wide - open bar at the fashionable Hartford dub. Mrs. Dodd explained to intimates that she had saved enough out of her grocery money to pay for th e extravaganza. HAVE YOUR CAR INSPECTED NOW. Letter To The Editor Editor, The Sun Dear Sir: U.S. Arty. Gen. Nicholas Kat- zeaback has every reason to expect dirty work by ConnaUy and Carr supporters in the present free voter registration. The new law, written by Carr for the nx>st part and submitted to the legislature by Connally, leaves many loopholes for denial of voting rights at the registrar's discretion. One glaring loophole is the help to the voter provision of the law. It is "permissible" for the registrar to help a voter, but not required. No one other than the registrar is allowed to help the voter register under penalty of heavy fine ($500). Except for a voter's wife, husband, mother, father, son or daughter, but these must be registered voters prior to extending the help and live in the same precinct. There are other means of denying voting rights written into the law. The U.S. Attorney General is not harrassing ConnaUy or Carr, much as they might deserve it, but only making sure that they and their fellow travelers obey th e law of the land in fact as well as in fancy. Mrs. Jewel Dunning, 200 Bumet Dr. 20-20 Vision Does Not Rule Out Other Handicaps A mistaken belief that a child's syes are perfect because he has 20-20 vision is probably one of the greatest reasons his school - Optometric Association. During the annual observance of "Save Your Vision Week," on March 6-12. Nelson F. Waldman. O.D., president of the association, noted that many children with 20-20 vision may be seriously handicapped in school as well as in their enjoyment of other everyday activities by visual handicaps other than the ability to see clearly. "Vision is a collection of several skills, such as the ability to focus, to distinguish colors, coordinate head and eye movements, to name a few, and if a child is sufficiently deficient in one of these skills, he may be hampered in his intellectual social and emotional growth." "Some ->igns of a child's visual problem may be detected by parents' close observation of his behavior — poor reading ability or a dislike for it, losing his place while reading, avoiding closework, excessive head movements, frowning, blinking while reading, holding reading closer than normal — but other common vision problems may be unnoticeable to the untrained yes." Sam Houston Choir To Make Tour March 12-16 Three Baytown students will tour March 12-16 with the Sam Houston State College A Cappella Choir. The choir, under the direction of Wayne Roc. will present 12 concerts i n 11 Gul£ Coast area towns. The Baytown students rfre Janie Clinton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. Q. Clinton of 3810 Cedar Bayou; Mary Feazle, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Feazle of 408 John A St. and Janice P*oach, daughter of Mrs. Bessie Roach of 715 N o r t h First Street in Baytown. The thirty - five voice choir will present concerts in Pasadena, La Marque, Dickinson, Clear Creek, Brazosport. Angleton, West Columbia, Sweeney, Wharton, Richmond - Rosen burg, and Houston. On returning to Huntsville March 17, they will present a concert in the Lowman Student Center on the Sam Houston campus at 8 p.m. Bible Verse Know Your Bridge THEREFORE whosoever hear- eth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a -rock. Matthew 7:24 TODAY'S GRAB BAG THE ANSWER, QUICK! 1. What name is given to a state which, because of its position, forms an obstacle to agres- sion? 2. Who was Hammurabi? 3. Distinguish between centrifugal and centripetal? 4 For what bodily characteristic was Trilby famous? 5. Who said, "With malice toward none; with charity for all?" IT HAPPENED TODAY On this day in 1794, EH Whitney received a patent on the cotton gin. IT'S BEEN SAID It is not a. merit to tolerate, but rather a, crime to be intolerant. — Shelley. WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE PAUCITY — (PAW-se-ti) — noun, smallness of fewness; scantiness. quantity; BORN TODAY Albert Einstein, probably the best-known physicist of the 20th century, was born in 1879 in Ulra, Germany, A graduate of the Federal Institute of Technol- O g y, Zurich, Switzerland, in 1900, he obtained his doctorate from the University of Zurich in 1905, and held professor ships in Zurich, Prague and Berlin before becoming director of theoretical physics at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute, Einstein laid the groundwork for the atomic age with his formula, "Energy equals mass times the speed of light squared," which became the basis of modern nuclear development. It was published as part of his first great conception of the physical world—the theory of relativity — in 1915. By RUTH RAMSEY Central Press Writer The following year he announced his general theory of relativity; was awarded the Nobel prize in physics in 1921; and by 1929, he was publishing- papers on a unified - field theory. He visited the United States in 1933 and stayed on when the Nazi government seized his property in Germany and revoked his German citizenship. Others born this day are composer Johann Strauss, steel process inventor Sir Henry Bessemer, painter Reginald Marsh, humorist Max Shulman, milliner Mr. John. YOUR FUTURE An excellent day for travel. Today's child will be persistent. HOW'D YOU MAKE OUT? 1. A buffer state. 2. Babylonian king; first codifier of laws. 3. Centrifugal is flying from a center; centripetal, flying toward a center. 4. Beautiful feet. 5. Abraham Lincoln. South dealer. North-South vulnerable. NORTH 4 K 10 9 4 V 106 « A4 AK9742 WEST EAST 4Q3732 » Q J 7 $872 By B. JAY BECKER FAMOUS HANDS : Making a slam * 9854 3 2 + Q J 10653 *Q SOUTH 4 A J65 V A K 4K9 4, A J 10 8 3 The bidding: South West North East 14. 54 Dble Pass 5 4 Pass 6 4 Opening lead — nine of hearts. This remarkable hand occurred in the European championships in 1962. It was played in the match between Spain and Lebanon. When Spain had the North- South cards, the bidding went as shown. The Lebanese West apparently did not believe in half-way measures when he decided to preempt with five diamonds. This bid would have worked out very well for Lebanon if South had passed his partner's double, but South shrewdly carried on towards a slam. Eventually he made twelve tricks and Spain scored 1,430 points on the deal. w.-iih the North-South cards was actually a normal result, though the method by which it was reached was not. There must have been something odd in the hand to stir up crazy thoughts because when Lebanon had the North South cards, the bidding went as follows: South West North East 2 NT 3 * 4 V Dble Redble 44 4 NT Pass 5 4 Pass 64, 64 7 4\ Pass Pass 7 4 Dble Togores. who held the West cards for Spain, had a great idea going when he bid four spades. He thought that North might become declarer at a high club contract, in which case he wanted his partner to lead a spade. This stratagem was all set to work when the Lebanese South later contracted for a grand slam in clubs, but unfortunately. East, who failed to comprehend the purpose of the four spade bid now bid seven spades! Togores had no possible chance to make this nightmarish contract, and, in fact, he should have gone down twelve — 2,300 points — but the defense was so befuddled during the play that Togores actually wound up going down only seven—1,300 points. As a result the Spanish team 55 S 1 1 gained 130 points on the deal. (55 1966, King Features Syndicate. Inc.)

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