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Vtpr fcgtosm March 15, 1966 Editorials And Features ^~-..--~. '<---•=•>. De Gaulli Determined NATO To Pull Out A study by the government is doubtless underway to assess, as nearly as possible, whatever damage may result to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization when France is no longer a-member. President Charles De Gaulle has-'notified President Lyndon Johnson tjiat France is pulling out of the alliance "and has demanded that NATO head- : quarters in Paris be closed within the '"1 next two years. De Gaulle has also demanded that any American troops remaining on French soil at the end of two years be placed under French command and that Franco-American talks be commenced immediately to explore elimination of U.S. bases and supply lines in France. President Johnson's reply to' De Gaulle's "ultimatum" was 'fast and blunt, indicating the U.S. is becoming anxious to have a showdown with the French President, one that could have extremely vital effects on the future security of Western Europe. De Gaulle's unilateral action poses a grave threat to the peace and security of Western Europe. This much seems clear beyond doubt since he refuses to recognize stark realism, contending that, in his opinion, Soviet aggression is no longer a threat to West-" ern Europe. As long as the Communist leadership remains in power in Russia, ;t£ieir doctrine of Communist dommatiorit of the world, the total aim of Marxism and the "Bible" by which the Common- : ists live, a very real threat to Western Europe will exist. . De Gaulle's argument, of course, that there no longer is a threat of Soviet aggresion, can only be interpreted for what it is — a smokescreen to shield his real views and designs. De Gaulle- wants France to be the omnipotent; power in Western Europe, not the United States or the North Atlantic ; Treaty Organization, which is held; to-/ gether by U.S. power, prestige r'-jindiS 1 -, : money. ^K -The U.S. has about 30,000 troops*in ••'-.-" France. They provide logistical support for NATO forces in West Germany, and any negotiations involving them would have to be multi-lateral • because other nations (NATO members) are involved. We wonder if De Gaulle has con. vinced himself that West Germany is safe from Russian aggression, too. He must believe this or he would not now be advocating what could amount to ... severe damage to NATO by having his eountry pull its part of NATO forces oat of West Germany. ' We believe everyone knows what would happen if the U.S. pulled out of West Germany, and we .do not think anyone, with the possible exception of De Gaulle, wants the U.S. to pull out. De Gaulle has made it clear that he wants the complete dismantling of the NATO alliance, based on his spurious argument that there no longer is military need for it. He proposes, without saying so outright, to replace NATO with French forces he claims are strong enough to repeal any aggres- *• sion. De Gaulle's insistence that U.S. forces (under NATO command) in France be placed under French command is a proposal completely unac- *. ceptable to this country. So is his veil_.«d suggestion that he wants to negotiate this and other matters involving the dismantling of NATO with the U.S. :-to the exclusion of other members. • Paris sources are saying that De Gaulle will begin withdrawing all its officers from NATO military commands within the next few weeks and that all French troops, including those stationed in West Germany, will be polled out of NATO within a year. Nobody apparently can stop De Gaulle from the collision course he has chosen, but the thinking people of . France should know that it is France •'arid Frenchmen who will have to bear •_. the disastrous consequences of his rash decision. What De Gaulle is advocating is a kind of isolationism that will stifle and •eventually smother France, preventing ".any military dominance she might lay elafm to. ^ •; -But if the die is cast — it is cast. -NATO can get along without France, •but can France get along without NATO? That is a question only history eaa answer. Fulfon Lewis Speqks « Red Party Plans Moscow By FULTON LEWIS JR. WASHINGTON — Communist Party General Secretary Gus Hall will shortly- depart for Moscow and conferences with Kremlin leaders. A smiling Hall told newsmen that he was gratified to finally receive his passport, and looked forward to "pleasure and study" behind the Iron Curtain. Yet those close to the veteran party chief believe that he is deeply apprehensive about the Moscow visit, during which he will be held accountable for his party stewardship. This is something that Hal] has been able to avoid in recent years because of travel bans that prevented him from leaving the United States. But a series of court decisions have removed these barriers and Hall may no longer delay his Moscow journey. There -are several indications that. Moscow is unhappy with Hall/ For one, fhe chunky party boss has committed the tmpar- donable sin — criticizing the Soviet leadership and contradicting the party line. At an open party meeting conviction of "two Soviet writers who had "slanSereS" the- state. The Writers, Asdret D. Sinyav- sky and Yuli -W. Daniel, were convicted and sentenced to long terms at hard labor. In criticizing *he treatment of the two writers, Hall was contradicting not only Izvestia but also the Worker, organ of the U.S. Communist Party. In a Worker editorial that appeared February 20, the convictions were applauded ajud the tw> authors condemned for" '£& e i r "pandering., .cold wai- slander, socially irresponsible conniving, double dealing and, poison pen" Daily Crossword Puzzle KING FEATURE- 1. Pluckier 6. Stranger 11. Beetle 12. Florida, resort city 13. Well- known Ranger 14. Repeated insistently 15. Mother of Irish gods 16. In a min. 17. Girl's nickname 18. Vindicates 21. Man from Breslau 23. Heed 27. Liquid fat 29. Romance 30. Muddles 32. Cereal grasses 33. Self-assurance 35. Goddess of harvests 38. Town: suffix 39. Ovine animal 42. Reimburse 44. Heehaw 45. Retinue 46. Falsify 47. Move sideways 48. Hebrides island and kind of terrier DOWN l.Fertiv* 2. Egyptian, god 3. Fettered 4. Before 5. Sun god 6. Greek letter 7. Clamor 8. Biblical son and city 9. Ostrich- like bird 10. Drive 14. Swift's title 16. Music note 19. Girl's name 20. Tornado 21. Blue grass 22. Stale •*intfir- green 25. The third basic 26. City- trains 28. God of theses. 31. over 34. Ahead 35. Scraps 36. Persian fairy ST.Horse- mackeral 40. Salary U. Watches •43. Lubricate 44-. American. editor 46. Failing- grades ft » 47 J6 18 57 19 14: 6 "It eo 10 26 ry Parley tactics. They were described as "cold war profiteers" who catered to "pornographic tastes." Experts on the U.S. Communist Party note that Hall's about- face came several days after publication of the Worker editorial, and provides definite evidence of th e conflict that is smoldering within the highest levels of the party. Intra-party foes blam e Hall for the embarrassing failure of" a secret Communist training school, held recently in Toronto, Canada. Canadian authorities swooped down on the school — operated jointly by U.S. and Canadian Reds. Authorities arrested Hyman Lumer, a Hall aide who is the party's National Education Director, and obtained the names of promising young students who had been brought to Toronto from all over North America. Lurner was expelled from Canada and the young Americans returned home, their identities known to Canadian authorities and presumably passed on to officials in Washington. The Canadian Communists reportedly blame Hall for the fiasco. They question his ability to lead a national Communist movement, and they resent the publicity that focused attention on their clandestine activities. Leaders of the Canadian Party are believed to have told Moscow that Hall bungled the Toronto operation. Hall undoubtedly fears that his Kremlin superiors will ask him to explain the discontent among many party rank-and-filers in this country. These comrades who must work long and hard to support the party — through dues, assessments and assorted special contributions— question how much of their efforts go toward supporting Hall in lavish style. The chief of the U.S. Communist Party ha s a comfortable home in a New York suburb, commutes to work daily in a chauffeur - driven sedan, and works in air-conditioned comfort. He receives an ample expense account, enjoys the best in food and wine, luxuriates in his own personal sauna bath. At the very time, however, lesser party figures are wondering whether their r.ext pay check will arrive on schedule. Reports of party discontent have probably reached Moscow and Hall can haxdly be blamed If he views his upcoming trip With trepidation. JKls Some Monkey By AL MELEJGER The youngest member of our household is a small black primate named JK. She is not the first monkey who has shared our premises. In fact, she is not the only one now in residence. A larger, more ferocious looking member of another strain skulks in the solitary exile of a cage in the carport. The outsider shares the out - of - doors with a wandering black and white unhousebroken puppy of random ancestry. JK is a female who is about six months old and probably weighs about a dozen ounces, including the muscular and prehensile tail equipped with a palmlike stretch of hairless surface which enables her to use the caudal tool like a fifth hand. She is undisciplined, uninhibited and utterly worthless so far as productivity is concerned. Lake a feather - brained schoolchild who dissipates vast energies in a witless effort to avoid being educated, she is content to coil up and await food and entertainment. The woolly monkey, of which JK is a specimen, is third among living creatures in intelligence, pronounces the simian fancier in our household. Human beings, who devised the rating scale, put themselves first. Second place was not specified. In brooding over JK's personality, which does not appeal notably to this writer, we wonder if she is really intellectually inferior to the tall, pale creatures who have put themselves atop the chart. Let us compare. Homo sapiens, daily confronted with the knowledge that cigarettes can cause lung cancer and hasten premature demise from cardiovascular disease, persist in filling acres of ash trays. JK, although she has gnawed experimentally once or twice on this writer' pipe, eschews nicotine. Human beings, ignoring cholesterol counts and avoirdupois, will usually eat anything that tastes good. JK sticks to fresh fruit and maybe an occasional lizard or spider. She wouldn't touch a bowl of chili, a pizza or a hot pastrami sandwich with her two - foot tail. Humanity spends interminable hours slumped before the vacuity of television or the cacophony oi radio pop classics. JK is monumentally unimpresed by such sights and sounds. We sit before newspapers morosely contemplating the creeo of inflation, the babble of bearded pickets and weird debates in Washington. She can clamber into the reader's lap and drop promptly into dreamless sleep. She may have cousins in the defoliated jungles of Viet Nam or over in neighboring Laos or Cambodia but she meets global crisis without batting either of her closeset eyes. She has even been observed sitting on a day-old newspaper, contentedly grasping a grape in each of three or four hands and ejecting the pits right on Walter Lippman. We belt our lordly brains exploring the eternal labyrinth of cosmology or writing new inanities for daytime television. She lolls around her cage and thinks. Probably plotting how to get to the banana bowl. Ammo Box McNauzht S: Washington Merry-Go~Round~ U.S. Gets Propaganda Victory Over Vietcong By DREW PEARSON WASHINGTON — Offsetting some of our military setbacks, the United States has scored important propaganda victories in South Viet Nam The U-S. Information Agency has been dropping red, white and blue slips of paper over Viet Cong territory about the size of football tickets, featuring the Stars and Stripes and the Viet Nam flags. On the slips is written "safe conduct pass." and these passes are being presented by the Viet Cong in surrendering. The passes have been hidden in shoes or elsewhere in their clothing, some being so worn they were scarcely legible. Once a whole company surrendered with every member holding a "safe conduct pass." On another occasion t-vo men walked in with only one pass between them. Timidly they asked whether they could both surrender on one pass. As a result of this propaganda, Viet Cong surrenders have increased from an average of 450 per month during 1364 to 1,657 during December. During the 30 days of the New- Year holiday, a total of 2,200 Viet Cong came in holding "safe conduct passes." The scheme of "safe conduct passes" was worked out under the direction of Leonard Marks, new chief of the U.S. Informa- 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 ADVEPvTTSING 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, Int~.~ at 1301 Memorial Drive in Baytown. Texas. P. O. Box 308, Baytown 77521 Subscription Rates By Carrier S1.60 Month, S19.20 per Year Mail rates on request Represented Nationally By Texas Newspaper Representatives Inc. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ths Associated Press Is -ntitled exclusively to the use for republlcatlon of any news dispatches credited lo It or not otherwise cre'l'terf In this ixiper and local news of spontaneous origin published her-ln. Rights of repuSJica'.lon of &U other matter herein are also reserved. tion Agency. Marks, however, gives credit to one of his assistants, Barry Zorthian, who, he says, "will be one of the heroes of this war." ANOTHER JAB in the Kennedy Family - Johnson feud passed almost unnoticed when Gov. John Connally of Texas, inti mate friend of LBJ's, delivered a blast at Bobby Kennedy before the National Petroleum Council. Reporter Held in Contempt To Buck Court DALLAS (AP) — A federal Judge held television photographer William Seymour, 27, in contempt of court today for filming pictures adjacent to a federal courtroom in defiance of a court ban. Seymour pleaded innocent, and his lawyer, Charles Tessmer, said the case will be appealed at once to the U.S. ath Court of Circuit Appeals in New Orleans. Seymour, of KTVT of Fort Worth and Dallas, filmed the pictures of Delbert Harmon Gar- rnon Jr., accused of kidnaping, after Garmon's arraignment today in the court of U.S. Dist. Judge Sarah Hughes. He said he deliberately defied the judges' order of early November banning cameras from near U.S. district courts. Seymour said he believes the judges' order is unconstitutional and violates the freedom of the press guaranteed in the Constitution. Mrs. Hughes, who had talked with Seymour about his plans to defy the order before Garmon's arraignment, fined the photographer S25. She delayed payment for 30 days to allow for the appeal. Seymour is a member of the Freedom of Information Committee of the Dallas Chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, professional men's journalism fraternity. He said his action was on his own and not on behalf of the organization or of KTVT. Actually Connally's speech was more than a jab. It was a knockout insinuation that Sen. Kennedy was unpatriotic be cause he proposed a coalition Viet Cong cabinet for South Viet Nam Because Connally is so close to Johnson, some of the oilmen figured the speech had LBJ's blessing, but there was no confirmation of this at the White House. "Article 2 of the Constitution," said Gov. Connally, "makes the President the Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy and vests in him the executive power. "As strange as it seems, at a time when the communist world looks for every sign of weakness, every hint of discord, every shred of propaganda material, some Americans are recklessly willing to oblige. "Kow especially strange that the brother of a man honored Throughout the free word for his courage and devotion " to freedom should join in the public display. "Knowing full well the power of his name," continued Connally, "Sen. Robert Kennedy volunteered the opinion that we should offer the Viet Cong a share of governmental responsibility in South Viet Nam. "In effect." said the governor of Texas, "he proposed that we admit communists into the government. These are people who last year murdered 1,-JOO village chieftains in South Viet Nam, people who rule by terror reminiscent of the Nazi occupation in Europe, people who have already announced their intention to destroy the Saigon government in its entirety." Connally continued at some length. It all added up to the charge that Sen. Bobby Kennedy was an appeaser. Henry Praises Czechs By HENRY MeLEMORE It has been nearly 30 years since I visited Czechoslovakia, but the memory of the country — as it was then —is as fresh in my memory' as last month's mortgage payment. I went there just after the Berlin Olympics, and if the Czechs suspected they soon would be devoured by Hitler's legions they didn't show it. I have never visited among happier, more hospitable people. Among my memories of Prague two stand out, one being my first and only duet with an operatic quartet . The opera company lived on the same floor of the hotel where I was staying, and graciously allowed me to sing with them on their midnight balcony appearances. I even sang "One Fine Day" from "Madame Butterfly" by myself one night. The other memory that won't be downed is a cab ride I had from the railroad station along Woodrow Wilson Avenue (it must not bear that name now.) The cab was just one year younger than a Stanley Steamer, the driver xvas one year older than Noah, wore great whiskers, and played a violin as we moved in and out of traffic at racing speed. It was quite a sight, not to mention a thrill, to tear down a boulevard at the mercy of a cab driver who had a violin tucked under his chin, and only now and then touched the wheel to keep the cab from jumping the curb. I don't remember how well the driver played, because from my crouch on the floor, with my coat over my head, the music did not come through ioud and clear. I was prompted to write about Czechoslovakia, especially the violin - playing cab driver, by a" report from that country which I read a few days ago. It said the Czechs planned to switch from driving on the right to driving on the left. Being a Communist country now, I suppose that is politically sound, but it wa s the scheme the Czechs have devised to make the switch - over that intrigued me. Fearing that a complete switch - over would upset things, the Czechs — now get this — will start the change with taxis only driving on the left. All other traffic will drive on the right for a while. Am I glad I won't be there when that starts, riding with my mad violinist cabby. On the face of it. it sound like a purge of cab drivers by the government. Or, more likely, a purge of all drivers of motor vehicles. How is the poor cab driver going to know what is going to greet him when he rounds a corner? How is the ordinary driver to know that an oncoming cab does not await him at every turn? My guess is that Czechoslovn- kia will lead the world in used car lots by the end of the year. and that the new Cab Drivers' Hospital will be one of the largest and most imposing buildings in Europe. Bible Verse BUT THE scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. Galatians 3:22 Try Sun Classified Ads Know Your Bridge By 8. JAY BECKER TODAY'S GRAB BAG THE ANSWER, QUICK! 1. What had Turgot, Colbert, Sully and Gamoetta in- common? 2. What is meant by homo sapiens ? 3. In what fields are the terms valance and valence used ? 4. What American and British songs share the same tune? 5. Where are the Pyrenees Mountains ? IT HAPPENED TODAY On this day in 1820, Maine was admitted as the 23rd state of the Union. IT'S BEEN SAID The tongue is but three inches long, yet it can kiU a man six feet high.—Japanese proverb. WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE Quell — (KWELL) — verb; to suppress, put an end to, extinguish; to vanquish or subdue; to quiet or allay. BORN TODAY Born in 1767 in "what is now generally agreed to be Waxhaw, S.C., Andrew Jackson was a man of action whose popularity with the frontiersmen, small f arrners and workingmen of America made him the 7th p r e s i dent of the U.S. After a tur- b u 1 e n t boyhood as an orphan and Brit i s h prisoner, he made his own \v a y, studying- law and being ad- jnitted to the bar in 1787. During- the 1790s Jackson served in the Tennessee constitutional convention, the federal House of Representatives, the federal Senate and the Tennessee Supreme Court. A skillful soldier, he became a national hero—earning 1 the nickname "Old Hickory" for his toughness—during the War of 1812. He won battles at Horseshoe Bend in 1814 and, in com- By RUTH RAMSIY Central Pr9»t Writer pany with pirate Jean LaFitte, successfully defended New Orleans against the British, in 1815. As president, Jackson was a firm believer in the Union, & strong executive power and individual freedom. He greatly expanded the power and prestige of the office and carried through an unexampled program of domestic reform. Others born this day arc pianist Frankie Carle, trumpeter Harry James, actors George Brent and MacDonald Carey. actress-director Margaret Webster. YOUR FUTURE A day of general good fortune- Today's child will be stout-hearted. HOW'D YOU MAKE OUT? 1. They were Flench statesmen. 2. Mankind; a wise man. 3. Valance: interior decorating; valence: chemistry. 4. "America" and "God Save the Queen." 5. In. Northern Spain. South dealer. Both sides vulnerable. NORTH J 76 5 WEST 44 > K82 A A74 F-4.ST 4AQ10S82 +653 +97 .S, K Q J 9 6 3 4. 10 8 5 2 SOUTH 4 K3 V K J 10 7 5 4 + AQ J104 The bidding: South West North 1» 2+ 2» 4 V Pass Pass East 4 4 Opening lead — four of spades. Far be it from me to foist my views upon an unwilling public, but I have had a theory for lo! these many years which finds little support among the players I know. It is m y contention that there's no such animal as a brilliant bridge player. But before the brickbats come flying this way, let me explain what I mean. Bridge is a game of reasoning and logic. There are other factors, no doubt, but basically, the player who thinks soundly is the one who winds up with the dough. If a bid or a play is correct in a given situation, then how- can it be brilliant? A hand may be well bid or well played, but, from the standpoint of par, that is expected, and the piayer who meets that expectation deserves no special credit. Sometimes a player makes the wrong bid or play and it comes out right. If this player makes wrong bids or plays repeatedly, he is working against percentage and the odds will eventually catch up with him. But if his occasional triumph can be classed as brilliance, then I want no' part of it. Take today's hand. West led a spade which East won with the ace. South, playing the king on it. East naturally assumed that the king was a singleton, and, mindful of dummy's jack of spades, shifted to a club. South discarded his other spade, later lost a trump trick, and thus made five hearts. Had South played the three of spades on the opening lead, East undoubtedly would have returned a spade for West to ruff and South would have gone down one. I admire South's play all right, East was marked by the bidding with six spades, and a ruff was therefore imminent. By dropping the king. South thought he might fool East and thus save a trick—which he did. But brilliant ? No. South made the right play that's all. I 9. m It (© 19«e, Features Syndicate, Inc.)

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