The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 5, 1971 · Page 4
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Freeport, Texas
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Sunday, December 5, 1971
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EDITORIAL One ot Uic stickiest propositions a congressman has had to vote on in recent years was the recenUy-defeated "prayer amendment" to the US Constitution. Some of the proponents'of this measure are going to try to defeat those who opposed it. ' A lot of nonsense has been said from podlums about the decision that brought this about Misguided speakers have latched onto the fallacious slogan that "They kicked God out of the public schools," In referring to the Supreme Court ban on schoolroom prayer. That's not what the high justices did. They never banned voluntary prayer and meditation in schools, They prohibited the use of school-written common" prayer, saying this was an "establishment of religion" even though children could be excused from participating. History may tell us more about the meaning of this decision than current affairs. Afany—perhaps most—of those who came here were seeking a refuge from state-sponsored religion. :ate, keep out' THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS EDITORIAL PAGE Kreeport, Texan, Wliere they came from there was prayer In the schools, and religious teaching. One kind. The nature of the prayers and the tenets taught In the schools, as well as In the churches, was of the one denomination authorized by the state. Often government authority was wielded under the cloak of this religion. Those who disagreed were persecuted, often violently. These were deeply religious people who fled these conditions; perhaps more sincere in their beliefs than those who accepted the strait-jacketed teachings of the old country. In escape, their Intent was not to "kick God out of the schools" of their society. Their intent was to take the state out of their religious thinking, so they could worship as they chose. Having done so, many colonies imposed on their own people convictions as dogmatic, and enforced them as oppressively, as in the nations from which they fled. They were not yet free enough from the old precepts to accept the philosophy that religion, to be meaningful to the Individual, must be freely accepted by that Individual, according to his own convictions. When the old lies were severed and a new constitutional government was created, the first revision of that constitution made freedom of religion the supreme law of the land: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." By keeping out of religion Itself, the state frees people for a more meaningful religion. The kind of prayer Involved in the test case was probably an Innocents one, imposed in innocence. But at best, it would amount to students being subjected to one more rote exercise so watered down that even many church leaders say it would be meaningless. The piety of a few people would ov satisfied but school children would still be learning nothing about religion. At'worst, the practice could progress by stages to the point of reflecting the religious viewpoints of school or state authorities. Sunday, December 8,1171 ANDERSON MERRY-GO-ROUND FKDKHAl, AGENCIES IIAVB |3» MILLION IN OUTDATED MATKHJALi AflMY 18 UN- DKiUSTHKNCTII, OVKHOFKICKRED AND POORLY THAINKD! HUH REJECTED PUN THAT COULD HAVE KLKCTCD HIM PRESIDENT nyJAt'KANDKHSO.V INK-TON - A new olilflal count. matte m our request, reveal* that Mernl a««icies , ww have on hand W» million woi Us ol brand m-w Mjuiptiitw ihry cannot Use. The f(Kurt> t» bebeml tobe an all-lime high, wttl the Pentagon, not surprisingly, headi the the current inventory uf unused ami un- nwM material makw » biiarrc »h«pptn« lt>« II imrlwln. lor example, something i.ill«l a "hinge assembly" tut an aimafl an American Dunkirk. hw»*wr. vanWwd Tho North V'iHrumew haven't indurated enough mm and matirlal to taundj a inajw o{fmtiv« againti the *ith ilrawing Antcrkaiu, K«r«i ~ Thelonu divifton in South Korea u far b^wirtrwjtJh.ihwtiVwiipUw a«J. Uke the (il» in Vietnam, martini Km?, Itowever th« ifewareatUw line b maiwrf Urtely to bui under ojiappni KMMM - Kirept for a (null r. in* lour US dlrtitem tn Kuroj* PAUL HARVEY NEWS The slap heard round the world . . Military Morennxiu »t*> hold million* ol iWliirs \meth el c-tttfly am j elaborate dec trical mut ratii,, ,-»|iap«iitjij nmJ countl«&t »|wtv jwru lor cantflW tttui outdated i The U.N. vole agairtst the United Slaliis on China was a ; slap in our facv heard around . the world. ;• Will it kinx.-l( tt> down or \vuke us up? i When the Unilwl Nations • rebulfed the Onitvd States , ovtr Uic tvvo-Uiina issue a couple of weeks ago, I was in f San Francisco. The dawn came up like ; tfiunder over Grand Street and ' the Golden Gate. News media ampliried the thunder. The morning Chronicle dironicled: "Big Defeat for U.S. In U.N." Then, hours later, the Kxatuiner examined. And its People NEW YORK (AP) — Thinas we could all do without: A hatcheck girl who looks grumpy when you leave only two-bits. Mothers and daughters who dress alike after Mama is 50 and daughter is over 25. Rain or snow on weekends during the football season. Hostesses who put so much garlic in their food that you're afraid to open your mouth for three days afterwards. People who use artificial flowers to decorate their home but never dust them. , ! The tributeless" anonymity of most modern day gravestones. Just because a guy didn't do much when alive is no reason why his survivors can't think up something nice to say about him after he has gone. Anybody who cloaks his laziness or his fear of trying anything new by saying be is allergic to it. Anybody who tries to achieve a spurious fame by carving, painting or scratching his name or initials on public buildings, national monuments— or washroom waUs for that matter, except in his own home. Anybody in the office who noisily munches peanut brittle when you're on a diet- Women who can tell you how to get put of Vietnam but can't ^w on 9 bvltop for a fellow. The feel of a withered avocado. The sound of an uccordion being played at a party by a guy who took a correspondence school course- in music during his youth. Tue look on the face of a two-age sun while being told that if be wants to have the fc«njjy car fat ojght he'U havetodjgupthedouiihtoput some gai in the tank. The frustratws of finding no beer ifl the refrigerator halfway Hyough the midnigbt uwvie on television with # commercials to sit headline said, "U.S. Expects Long-Range Uene/it" from U.N. vote. As the passing parade speeds up, even professional observers became less comprehensive. Uy the next day both lliose respected San Francisco newspapers had editorially decided (he vote was of no lasting significance. f hope they're wrong. Uncle Sam, with such a pathological hunger to be loved by everybody, has not understood his own incrvusing unpopularity. His generosity begat resentment. His intervention became intrusion. The religious rebirth he tried lo.esport he saw abort. ,r c Again and again his good _ intentions boomeranged. Yet in these discredited policies he persisted. Sam has needed an unwinnable war. Sam has needed some unbeatable competition. Sam has needed a kick in the wallet and a slap across his diplomatic face to force him to re-evaluate priorities, to desist meddling, to look homeward. In the mirror of that U.N. vole, we are what we are: a tiny six percent of this planet's population. We're not going to remake the world in our image: We shouldn't if we could; we couldn't if we wanted to, and we can bleed to death trying. Our trillion-dollar economy, however impressive, cannot feed, finance, fortify and protect the world. Our six percent fraction of the world's mothers can't bear enough boy babies to police the planet one bloody bayonet at a time: No way. What we can do with our superpower technology is to hold the bears and dragons at arm's length until they learn table manners: And with enlightened self- concern we can beef up the home fronts, wean the bunts and work at reviving our own ism — before it becomes a was-m! We've Wed when we had lo; Vet's see if we can sweat when we have to. Forget the international popularity contest. The kind of love you can buy. you don't want. For what it's worth, Prdsident Kennedy was most loved by the Japanese ~ but President Nixon is most respected by them. And never more than since the import surcharge! At a very timely time the rest of the world has told us — XJ to 33 — to mind our own business. Lei's. BUSINESS MIRROR Iwve uilurwl the i*ir military Mwk )9 m p»m« With our p*)Jtli«» Aiiart | arc no *tll iiwrv li-diminv M •!>">ij?>m.i (or it*. iii Ute «»>« Thw* ixirthavt), presumably. |xrt <trt.n a i«t«r iH-ar rirWItao in the Aft- Un-tw T»;«e arc J»,W» pat™ at »«-) ™, w •ivttusn, (h*? wtmW be no maitrh (rr,HuMU'i "*|{"J. n»«Uk» rfivtiioni tlawatW-'nwaihlHfteKinUitUttaii, lot 4J1 (* 4t (leal |*wj)Mi«». k* <io»n to w< M<>ttc t/WJ»r4 Swu*-. At JxKWf. enly the Kir»t 7 rivalry aivtojon »mJ t&Ki Airtwnc «t U|> to itroiijlh and rr«J> 1 5 Hu nxm of thwn 4rr HJ* b the r'»rtu<ui*l> fur Ih* Ihr uitu*«tl nv* tiw**"* -»f* oHcrwJ by fh«r Ser- » thrjr o»n. aenl r*»»t»m» W'orwr. nx»( Oi <»<«»*, racut (miiw.. scnve IM- inventory tor u.» { !|w- tmiiury tn hu to Krt MtMt t hnittvt hi, •*t»rl<!'i i:anU«"jt Junk pile trromc fcr th* rvt o< hi* «>r wur Hr»«.. th-tt. it . bus wr'vc Ut« ic 4 et ttrtiui Ttir 4 4r4n»*tt< th« and , („ { IK wm NEED WM Of » \ trt t<\i*l> n of Ami) » TV AT! ft, tn ln combat- lu tfc« Hove airlines reached point of no return? By JOHN CUNMFK AP tluilnni Analyit NEW VOHK (AP> - On Sept. 9 in the federal government approved up to $250 million in loan guarantees to Lockheed Aircraft Corp. Some JIS5 million of the loans so guaranteed are scheduled (or repayment by the end of 1975. Lockheed needed the guarantees because it had exhausted its own borrowing capacity at the banks and was threatened with bankruptcy should it fail to obtain more funds. The future would be better, it said. It assured Americans that it was not seeking a government loan but only a guarantee. Proponents of the guarantee said it was still a viable enterprise and should be preserved. FOUNDED IN Itll |THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS DEPICATEQ TO THE CSOWtH AND PHOGBEiS OF kRAIORIA COUNTT JaniesS.Nabors ............... Editor and Publisher Chester C. Suiter ................ Business Manager George W. Johnson.... Composing Room Foreman Frank Ramirez ............... p rc »s Boom Foreman Nanette MalJory .................... office Manager Benaie D, Beuttl ............ Circulation Manager EDITOKIALUfiPT. Glenn Heath ....................... Managing Editor Hoberta Dansby ............. A«». Managing Editor Johnpfcfcer .......................... Sports Editor !>«• Alcilheuny ..................... Women's Editor ADVERTISING DEPT, Gerald Dew ............. ffc^i Ad verUslng Manager Pearl Clover.... Classified Advertising Manager Bnter«4 W 8f»nd OJH maiitr Mwcb ?j, JMZ, at the l-reewrt TfW. Post OfHce, voder the act g/ Cp«jre.. 9! Marf* ». W7». P«WWi»d4fily Md StiMujy e » wp4 8a»ur4»y M JW E, P»lt Ay*., Freepwt, T*wi by Review PMbUffceri. Inc. ' Ave » n(J QW tedi«s who pinch ripe ia tb* *ypefm«fkel who *» Mil 00 Uiuse and other af- -""* "^ HWT!f w^t^F^ r ^n , deitver us. It •cciritc ' Others didn't »ev It that way. If free enterprise itself was to remain in working order, they said, a weak corporation should not be preserved by subsidies of any- kind. That practice would lead only to still higher costs Lockheed and its powerful supporter* in Washington prevailed, but the issue was never really settled. And now a speech by Daniel Haughlon, Lockheed chairman, suggests that the entire industry — manufacturers and airlines- may be unable lo live under free enterprise. Speaking of airline profitability. Haughlon told a meeting of the Air Transport Association at Beverly Hills, Calif., this week: "One wonders whether we have passed the point of diminishing return Whether have reached, in fact, the point of no more return." Increased costs for labor and ground facilities have compounded the problem and, he suggested, offset the opportunity for furiher gains Ibat might result from advanced technology. Nevertheless, it appear* that Haughton's hope for airline profitability ttlll depends on technological development*, an admittedly dim hope. "I* it possible still to make the economic* that will keep bringing down direct cost* at a fast enough clip to off&ct the increase in other element* of airline operating costs?" he asked. "Possibly not," he answered, "unless we have a dramatic breakthrough that we do not know about today- a breakthrough in »truciures, materials, propulsion, aerodynamic design." The chances, he teemed to say, depend not only on slim hopes but on possibilities that have not even appeared on the "In vii-w oi thr ri*k.t, jrd the magnitudt- <.•>( investment wjutrrd, who ti K»iny, i.> lujnch the nr*t trtummvrcut aircra/l program'" HP continuttl ' Is H not my purprxw tonight to give ar. swers, but »i< r,u;> >u-ir rracht-d une u( IJ»H<- tirno in history wh^n the v.j>?i o( th<past no longer will sufficr (or th« (ulurr " He lutctl the f*«,<ibilitic3 a consortium of nsanuljctun-r-s supported b> guvcrnmcnf tinancinK, an Jirlinc cooperative, avwcialiori vulh foreign grtMjps. "or t)w j» swcr may lie in kindly U S approach, through nrw methods ui p.irtiopati<>n THE WORRY CLINIC Defends republic K> I'h.D.M II ( \>K.vis* much t*tu$ jtV to br^r for. *** a Ikr llunltng. wa» 4 <!ynarnic rw«j(up..-r cxpcutui- ol the f'A.VTAUMAPH iwl tvtmer J>rr*u)rnt ol ike INLAND I'lll'XS A,SS«H lATIllN They often \>vln\ my IMhU- <'l,im .it Ihr t'Ji-fjjjti T«-in|4t- "Or t'rjtu-," Mlnnir nvfiiily wnrfr me. "I am cmfmir,,: ,» flipftinK ,»U»»l ytiur »<>n f'hiljjiji r«-pnl ad (In-** Iwre 'And the hot thtnf Joe 4r craWrirn -•*« j turn* to br "A («-• >ri»r» .tiirti me "H*» do you J«< >«ir (*mll> in chwrvh e-»»ry H ll» lit I) Ihru, (Vill *ith fwmcr (Joi-rrtwr WrtfW, »ho »*l Jl trw helm in Irtiura in the 1K.X *r*S Uirr -S S*njtoc. »« writ aj *mb>M«4<fc* lo Ornun) in "Even with iuch a •ignificsot breakthrough, there remain* a major— perbap» an even larger- question," be *ald. "I'll be glad lo answer guejt/onj 6ut tell me lint, am I jujpected o/ being jufamjfre or am / g candidate lor a government job?" 'To which I rtpJK-d 'Our fhildrm (Jon t know *n>thln* for )utl j» ncrk arc tchcm* ejj>i. 14 is a church day' "Hut it u alwayi » tag h*<p *hc»t ih* youn^iteri hav* 4 father »ho U Intrrntcd and who i«u them a poittnt on the right rwd!" Hrcrnlly. Philip addrnacd j Kddvrnng »f rmlncnl JrttUh U-jikrt in N«r« York City He ripened ih»t our Itrpublic (knvii id power* Irorn tiw Almighty And our C'onittiuUon give* written guarantees to minorillc*, which (kmocracie* (ail to do "We are endowed by our Creator." Philip reminded Ihem, "with certain inalienable right* " So our Kepublic doe* not depend un traditional kowtowing to any roytl family. Nor to the dictatorial whim* of an oligarchy, a* in !tu*»ia Our freedom* item from the Creator! I'hillp cau*cd a roar of laughter in hi* addrc** at the Hlinoi* Slate University's Memorial Ballroom, when he said " M of the 100 US Senator* are now trying to become candidate* for the Presidency in 1¥7Z "They are frantically concocting all tort* of trivial issue*, a* hobby bone*, to ride into Washington. "Some of them are (till groping toi uwtuc*." Philip is wperbly equipped for analyzing political problem*, for he obtained hi* Pn.D. at Indiana University I'hilip laujbl Am»ri«4n llulccy 41 Imduna t'nitvrMI) 4«J 41 Ilr44k) t'nj\T«ii4ly tor T >K»n. brfecu ctxtM-nitn^ lo run /or tf» UJ5 Cortfrn) He u tuch a fcrmkbblc pubhx orator Out rtun> of the liberal Ilk (t*«i« to (ace Kim in open fetal* on th* l*e««r» ptaUorm oc on TV Thu». when Dick Ortfory *<u to i peak at Hilitdak' College, lo tw foJtowwl (m- iwctialely by Philip on the wmr platform. Dick Gregory r«<u*cd to lulliU hi* lecture contract tf Philip were aUo««t rvrn to follow him on the ume pUtlorm, that umt night! Million* of you have already heard Mm la pvnton or on various tekvUlon program*. so you know whereof I ipcak H you havtn't and ar« In l«rntcd In the prtMrvaUon of our Republic, with Hi liwurtou* "(fw enkrprue" lystcro. then do so! Send for my booklet "Public Plai/orm Strategy." enclailng a long stamped, return envelope, plua '£> cwiu U*e it to analyu topnotch speaker*.

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