The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on June 17, 1973 · Page 8
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FACTS EDITORIAL Two key tasks divide office Legislators have given Brasoria civil matters. But it's also needed to County th« authority to create two separate this burden from the nd- tninistrativc responsibilities of tht« Mokes It All Worthwhile TUB HHASOSPOHT r'ACIS county courts-at-law. It now has no full-time county-level court, though for some Ume it has had an indicated need for one. Other new law* will increase this need. responsibilities county jwilge. In a small-population county, it's bwn the cits torn to have the county judge preside both over Corn- One, particularly, is the impending missioners Court and County Court. change in status of possession of This is practical from the standpoint marijuana. On taking effect, it would of conserving a small budget, par- relieve the Grand Jury and the ticularly since county government District Court of the tedium of nan- has limited rule-making authority. ding out indictments and probated But for thr*e decades Braroria sentences to .hundreds of kids. It County has been growing out of the would load County Court with the rural-county status It's one of the burden of active misdemeanor trials larger and wealthier counties of the for the same hundreds, state, and it's going to rank much Getting the court created may run higher in population and value before into a physical problem. The district this decade's out. A lot of planning ought to go into meeting the needs of this growth lest the delayed solutions become prohibitively expensive and begin to strangle, the growth. and domestic relations courtrooms arc fully used, and occasionally District Court conflicts overflow into use of the county courtroom for that purpose. Finding space for one addibanal There is long since the need for full- county .cxwrt-at-law may be a problem tune attention to the county's rok In with the existing buildings. While planning, in working with local, stale Commissioners Court appears to have and national governments on shared taken some positive steps toward programs, in influencing the most expanding the Courthouse, it may be effective operation of county services, something like two or three years in campaigning (or s*rvk« and before even an interim phase of facilities from other governmental Comment and Opinion .Sunday, JN*W 17. Itn i»agei ANDERSON Minority brutality in Kelley's life? growth can be accomplished. Yet the very fact that the needed expansion of space for county functions has been so slow in coming indicates one of the important reasons for creating the new court bodies. Despite its discretionary limitations. the county's chief administrative office can b« an ex- tremcly influential one Neither this county-level work nor UK? increasing Eaad a( County Court can be handled as ct- It's not only that it's needed in itself fectivcly as it might as tons as the to handle the increasing docket of demands o( both must be carrwd by more serious misdemeanor cases and one person BUSINESS MIRROR Marketing Premiums Bj JtUI.N Ct NM»T NEW YORK • At'.' Mart pa* ttuetfy product: ploy role *& <S* *i&bki >in itae t >'f «rcu>4m;» ktff tsKKO iSBiieii j ! DON OAKLEY Handicapped child getting his rights Special education opportunities (or America's estimated seven million handicapped children are increasing over the natle* at a«Lencouraging teotpo TOts 8 s «***£)*-of Dr. Edwin W. Martin, head of Ik* Bureau of Education for the handfcaiiped in the U.S Office at Education. He cites law significant advances. First is the ••comprehensive, dynamic program" authorized (or the bureau by Congress. Now in its fifth year, the bureau is administering a record-breaking program of services lo provide! and stimulate special* education for the handicapped, including grants to states., grants (or teacher recruitment and training, for leaching materials, for research and innovation and lor regional resource centers. Congress' lively concern for education for the handicapped is evidenced by the (act that it has increased BEH's budget from It million the first year to 1132 million (or the current year. Second, says Dr. Martin, U the intervention of the power of tbe law. In Utah in 1971. tbe stale's presiding justice made legal history by ruling that a handicapped child has the same right as a noohandicapped child to a tax-supported education- Previously, there was no such slate ftMigatifln In another landmark decision in Pennsylvania in 1971. the VS. Eastern District Court in Philadelphia ordered that all menially retarded children in the state be accorded access to a In* public program o( education appropriate ta their te-arning capacities Also in 1771. FwSora! Dutrkrl Court tn Washington ruled thai the DuJrwrd oi Columbia Board <rf Education could not plead Uck of fond* for fatten to provide a public education to handicapped and emotionally disiurtwd ehiidrw Legblahirra and courts in more and more state* are a.**eriu>g that tax- supported special education (or handicapped children U oo< merely desirable but u i civil, constitutional right. "These ccun decision* and legislative enactments constitute the biggest breakthrough :n the long history at the uphill (tght (or the right* of America's handicapped children," Dr Martin says Today, SS states have some (arm at mandatory Uw providing special education (or the handicapped. Yet there remain great differences m tbe quantity and quality o( educational services they offer. A child bom tn omrstate may have four times as much chance of receiving special education as a child in another stale Some states have fewer than 20 per cent of their handicapped children in special classes, Three years ago the Bureau of Education (or Handicapped Children compiled the rnosl comprehensive ust of sources (or education (or the handicapped ever developed and invited parents and others to write in (or a list of all schools and institutions in their area having such programs During the 1973 fiscal year, it received more than 60,400 wjuesU (or information. It's all (re* Inquiries should be addressed to CLOSER LOOK, Box 1493. Washington, DC 20013. America'» nurkvfti^E ol ycntksnti lisas w*«s the invrcCioo »ad design el Hue prwiicti (hcmjwrlvrs. And ecisxJy t*t«**» this more Dun tbe premium prapic MArkeUfig rrwra will tell ya« tiajt )wu «as no more tell * w«rtJUvna praJtart through promotica than juu CAB pnw&ie* * l:!v wftite imagr (or a corporate poihim B«s if the pr<M&K< fcjct any qujJitj. ytsi «»« »<t*l u on its way There 4r*. (or rvsinpte, w»l4/s«rwi e< pc«du<t» Uwl ratt kr*» to produce than thr cuouizxr thai carries tlarm A«J there ttv prtiducti that i*U oot lot Uwir inSrwaw tat~uiM>/ttt ' ' txtt NnraxB»«r rf the f 3S a< Itet i to »! at tamty <at SA. tot ptf, <sriS er 4 bi! o< !-yrj eft* to v* proportium tfl M feil5a:B. (n.»ic llae tfzui^rx} 'AJsA additiout" haw, 0*rf(c*v become M tmpnrtdet <u Itw primary protect iu*a. M t» tQutuatcd 6^ !t >«^ Ihif tatj UbiafeJ twtanjttj at A rock? Attet frwm » pi*)» (fat wjirrww V-'w HAL BOYLE'S PEOPLE Things remind you your age is showing BERRY'S WORLD It's almost tbe opposite with women in . White the Tropman study found that marriage in itietf did wa «ff«ct women'* C»re«r», uateM tbey had wnaU NEW YORK (AT> ~ Yw rjur not tw read)- (or the scrap bcjp but j>«ur arv iteming if It makes you ferl vid «od KmlurvmUl when ycu read that Hank Aaron or toy body cite *UI Utak the 7lt ii/ttim« home run tool oi UnnwUl Babe Huth You wtll retire somiUrne ta the ZWh not the 21 it century You can remember watching a barber give three crew cut* tn a rtn> In case a lady faint* ta pubbc, ysu »iill know what to do lo revive her You have seen a runaway bocw As a boy, your ambiu«n was to be a fireman or a potkeman. When you played cowboy and Induct*, nobody wanted lo play an Indun A rich uncle was one who gate you a whole dime instead of a nickel oo Sunday The girts hi your grammar v.hoot wore bloomers tn gym clasa You never wore a pair of long pants Ift ywsr Jiwth matt vt the iAVr «*n ynxs 44,fi;rn4 {fcrw«4 Inba a* ci&trt Mtbrr <!-~tn V«M can or 4ftewM«»* wte tit tee<iv frf lii s oft ip. tike. here. Tfc* *tx)wne« i jUtn'wn il hx hell out lewd and tn no uxtrum Urir*» timrt <fcfu-< hn tMW.K l( )«ur tile drpRTwJm) on it you mijtht br to rum* one or two. but ar»rr at lh« »oc(p» th* Ii*4tk» mjj You (««{ *omrthjn< u mMfftK oft th« mi*Tur^[:t )«u» jke up without a Ivingir <-4 arthritn You don't like ta hair injpiteu takrn r>< you taymw because they remind you o/ your grandfather No woman, tncludmg your *i(*. h*« kww«d you anywhere excejM on lh« chprk «r (orchcad (or the Utst 10 >«4ri Headiitg thi» column nuknt you *«n4 to cry PAUL HARVEY NEWS Just what are most fathers made of? * tfcwig and Wed to succeed? The raarrvcd man sttll has the best chance of succe** in business and industry, despite a liberaU/aUen of personnel policies, says Industry Week ~ especially if he's over 30 and the Job dot* not involve a lot of traveling Tbe magazine for managers report* that a study of I, coo man aged tt to M. by Dr John Tropman of the University of Michigan's School of Social Work, found thai the married nun's prospccla for upward Job mobility are three time* greater than those of divorced, separated •x widowed men. Net the fca*i of Uw things the msmtd man has going for Urn is the conscious or ttnronsfiom bias of tome compaflks, who •UU consider a husband and wife a "package." A particular advantage of the married man over the tingle man U the former's ability to handk informal contacts like horn* many companies s«« the single woman a* more promoubl* than the married woman because there is no husband to be considered in moving the single woman to a Mr* localkKt THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS t M«M»< >««• »l •«""• *MI> M> •»**»> U » <«M «> »•«*•*"• W nAKl A farts hull to death A UUwr 14 wwTXtiroM accuMtd at giving teo much lim* to hti tKdsitwaa *h*n ltx> IttUe oort »tt gfvwing up Tfcj! » pttrtly (ear. too Fathers are much RMT* easily (rlghlencd than , It t tt\.' i7V itwUsern »AH \ t, t A father never feels efttirwiy worthy <4 the worship In a «•?«•» lie's never quite the hero Us daughter Uunfc*. never <|uM« the man his sea bcbevct Mm to be. and tnit wtMTTtea Urn, somttlmee So be works loo hard trying to smooth the rough ptacea In the road (or those of his own who wilt follow him A lather Is a thing that get* very angry when the (if»i school grades aren't as good M he thinks they should be. He scolds his soo. though be knows It's the teacher's (suit. A father Is a thing that goea away to war. sometimes And learas to swrar and shoot and spit through hi* teeth and would run the other way except that this war i* part «< his only Important Job In lift - which is making the work) better (or his child than U has been (or him Fathers grow old (aster than people because (hey. in other wars, have to stand at the station and wave goodby to tbe uniform that climb* aboard. Mothers can cry where it shows, fathers have to stand there aod beam outside ~- and die Inside. Father* have very stout hearts, to they have to be brojua sometime* or no one would know what's inside. father*, an wbal give daughter* away » •* j off to lh* 4f»fe» * «r a 4r»{<aii wvtlt U»»» Ixisdi wit) tht wart bdl fath»rs Aftd they Mnvr they bever gint op Krigbfct ta tfctatag armor •hinj Imam - (here's I Fathers make beta wttl> iMttraax* right on b*tii«« Ktw a* the wide get, higher and higher, they k«p right on ' betltag. mart and more. And ant day they bee Bui fathers efl)e» aa earthly , Immortality aad the bet's pavd off to the ' p»*t of him he tares behind ; I don't know *twre fathers go wbw» they ' die Bui I've »n tdt* that after a good ree4« ••- wherever It U a father won't be happy units* (here** work to do ', He won't k*it sit on a ctoud and watt (or tbe girl he'* kmrf aad the chitdrtn she > bore. Hell be busy (hers, teo, repairing Uw stairs, oiling the gal**, improving the.' street* - smoothing the way , % LAVUNGI kUUOY ' II is sirang« bw prone w« are t« allf ftute Uw l^rd * doing* lo other cause* aad ta , idwijy Him at anyone eacepi Who lie rtally i» "IT WAS SAID BY fiOMK T«AT ! JOHN HAD BEEN HAISKO mm THB UKAD. BV SOMt THAT ELLJAH HAtt APr'KAllKD, AND BY OTHKtiS THAT 2SL 0 ? ""."l 01 * ^HOPHm HAP nict>u •• ^, yj|[g |;7.| i" " " ^^

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