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Thursday, March 22, 1956
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Pig* !4 (Ehf . Fun I Editorial'-Congratulations Due Crosby State Bank, Real Area Pioneer _. _ ... „ , \ ..__/• . 1 _ i _ ml, ™ O...* ?.~ tie* 4'-* n-m nt t\r*rljeLn-\rs\n "If Ml/I O t'AO f\\A Tl rtf f \f}CZt*1°Vfl \l\f* f\(*\ Way back in. 1913—before the first gun had been fired in World War I and before present-day Baytown was even conceived— a group of forward-looking businessmen founded the Crosby State Bank, Now 43 years later the institution has been moved to a new location and formal opening of the new bank building will be held Saturday. Hundreds of friends of the bank and staff will visit the new quarters and extend a warm handshake to those, who are now at. the helm of the bank. SUN SLANTS TURNING THE TABLES .FOR YEARS have made a living writing about the exploits of others, snd until recently we didn't have a gripe in th£ worid. Then '-ve started getting kickbacks when, we wrote about the only thing in, the world that we claim proficiency at doing. That is picking eotlon. It matters litle what, we say about others. They merely take it in stride and nod. You" let us say the least little authoritative word about our pulling a Jong sack down a Central Texas. Falls county cotton ro'-v, and all we get is static from every side. _ The late D. W, StaUwcrth. beloved father of uan StaU-.vorth and a lifetime friend, used to take issue with its. He simply had forgotten we used to pull _a cotton sack that would reach half-way across a 100- acre patch miore or less). To this very slay George W. Stemm. who hails from Northeast Texas, claims he's talked tAevery f'-.rmer in Falls county, and r : ot a single one ever admitted he even remembered us, let alone remembered MS as a good cotton pick*. The last heckler happened to be anothre friend. George William Maliory. George says he left the cotton country himself in 1S37 ar/d hasn't picked a. boll of cotton since. We assured him that we beat him out. of the patch by many and many a year. PROVING OCH POEs'T WE KEG RET THAT we must discuss cotton for the nc:ct few minutes to prove what an expert we are. And even though this may be Greke to most of you. there v,-ill be those among you who certainly should be. impressed. Here is what we know abour cotton (from experience and not from a textbook i : It takes cotton (on an average) from sever, to 10 days to corae up . . - Sever, days is about the quickest and 30 days is about the longest . . . The appearance of the first true leaf (actually the third leaf) It takes leadership to make an institution grow and serve a community. The tremendous growth of the Crosby State Bank reflects credit upon those who have been at the helm since* opening day. East, Harris County has changed from an agricultural community into one of the world's greatest industrial areas since the first patron did business with the Crosby bank. Even the banking business has undergone tremendous change, and the new building housing the Crosby State Bank is evidence of our changing times. By Fred Hartman comes about eight days after it has come up ... Another leaf is due about 24 hours after the first one . . . The squares emerge in from 35 to 40 days . - . From square to bloom takes about 20 to 25 days . . . The bloo.m becomes an open boll in from 50 to 65 days The boll is full grown by about 20 to 25 days after bloom - .' - Cotton is usually ready for picking in 160 days, with about one-fourth of it being open a month" before that . . . There are about 120,000 cotton seed in. a bushel ( counted 'em) . . . The most effective fruiting: period is between June 20 and Augr, I ... About a third to 40 per cent of the blooms make bolls . . . Boll period ranges from 45 to 65 days'. . . Fiber length is laid down the first 20 or 25 days . . . Critical period in length of fiber is 16 ;o 20 days after blooming . . . Strength of fiber is built up in second 25 to 30 days of boll development ... It usually takes about &0 days for a bloom LO reach its ueak t.from date of planting) . . . From first bloom to Beak of blooming takes about 35 days Fortv davs is usual average from first bloom to shed peak . . . Between 60 and 65 per cent of the blooms shed . . . There are about 40 to 45 blossoms per plant ... In 55 to 75 after first white bloom. 30 tier cent of crop is open . . . Plant population pel- acre with 40-inch row width—one plant per foot of row, IS.06S plants per acre, two plants per foot. 26.136 plants per acre, etc. 2S T OW IF THE above doesn't prove to you. that we know something about growing cotton, we will have to appeal <n:r case to a jury- of cotton pickers, with Lev: "(Watty) Kelly to serve as foreman . . . We know he's picked plenty of cotton ... If it hadn't been for eotton pickin', Watty would never have sei* the Chicago World's Fair in 19."2. or maybe 1933. We repeat that we did not get ail of this information from a book. It came after communing: with a couple of cotton folks you rnay have heard about. One was named Anderson. The other Clayton. Brother, they were cotton pickers- So were we. It is also evidence of the success of the bank in the past and the confidence the bank has in the future of the area it serves. The new quarters are a credit to 'the Crosby community and a credit to the entire East Harris county area. There are beacon-light institutions in any community, and the Crosby State Bank enjoys that kind of reputation hi our community. The Baytown Sun and the Crosby State Bank serve many of the same pa- trons. The Sun. in its type of endeavor hones that it • will be held in as high esteem as the Crosby State Bank. The officers, directors and entire staff of. the bank are due congratulations. It takes fine quarters these days to do a job well. It takes a fine staff also. But more important than all it takes a spirit of looking ahead and planning for the future. We all salute the bank, but the new Crosby State Bank can be looked on as a salute to East Harris county. If the area did not'deserve the development the new bank is bound to bring, it would not have come. Best wishes to the Crosby State Bank. You have taken a step not unlike the one you took 43 years ago. The next 43 years, no doubt, will make the past look as if we have all been standing still. Only the progressive institutions will be ready for tomorrow. The Crosby State Bank is one of them that has qualified. Here's What It Looks Like THIS F.5PORTER -nterviewc-d the head of the major TJCV.-.E service bureau in Rorr.c ar.u asked him whai the- possibilities were o: the American ideology, as typified by democratic processes, of winning out as against The competitive ideology of Communism as typified by the K-ussisn system. The answer to this 'question' was that the result would be awfully close. Being an American, he naturally hoped ar.d believed thai the American system, would win. but he also stated that as it was natural lor a poor relative to dislike the rich uncle who financially aids him, it is also natural for the people that the United States has aided to find reason.? why they should dislike the United Stales as "the rich uncle.' 1 This bureau chief also pointed out that the fact that we m America generally are so ready to take off the gloves and fight because the people we have aided co nol quick!;.' and voluntarily follow our lead and wanl to adopt our way of life, does not tend to retain or attract allies. This man also pointed out that whether the United States as individual citizen* or collectively as a r.a- tion l;k>?'.; the idea or not. these nations in Europe and in Afr:ca were free nations, jealous of their prerogatives '^ nations, arsd that in many cases, such as Italy. They are -so T,CW as democratic nations that thev are jealous of their right to rr.Stke their own mistakes, "to retain their sovereignty and not to yes and ape the decisions made by the representative." of the United Slates. ACCORDING TO '.he information ootuined from the ava •:.".. tale sources, there are approximately three mii- lion card carrying Communists in the Italian nation and ye! liv-M- v.-prr- some nine million votes in the iBist elect Jim.-,; tor members vrho v-'crt running on the By Carmage Walls Communist ticket to their chamber of deputies. The question v.-as asked as to how you could reconcile this vote with hte stated opinion that SS per cent of the people in Italy are Cahtolic. And, further, that the Catholic religion could not be compatible with nor embrace the Communistic ideology- The answer to this question, from those who undertook to give an answer. *.vas htat although htis stated percentage of Italian people was of the Catholic faith in that htey wished to have their children christened and their dead given the lauet rites. Other than that, they were not the devout Catholics you generally will"find in the United States among those who belong to the Catholic church there. It seems that they have reconciled their religion, as agains: their adoption of theideology of the Communist party, in those instances where fellowman Catholics have ojined the Communists. AS TO THE labor groups, after the war there emerged only one labor organization known as the OG1L. A big segment of this organization, when it became evident that the Communists had substantially and successfully infiltrated it. splinted off into what is known as the CISL- This CISL labor group now has some 1.200,000 members and is anti-Communistic as against the four or five hundred thousand that remain in the COIL which is Communist controlled. Generally the city of Rome gives the impression that hte Italian people are more nearly like the American people than any place this traveling group has visited to tiate- The city of Rome is a beautiful one. The stores remind one of New York and other metropolitan areas in the United States and the people are ge.ierailv a friendly one. if you show yourself friendly. MEMO: From The Sun News Desk \VE \VA.VT TO than); City Co' Herbert M. Campbell for a letter in which he commended MS for a series of "tones wr wrote on '?•:: money the city Ms JJivo.-'te': in j"<icr,vroun'J improvements .since cor,- Molid."'i( ;i. -.:••• iii'jir.g sanitary sew( : :r-. storm i-ewc:? and v.-iit.-.-r mains. When '.vr- have obts.Jned additional Information. which I.;-.- thr way, iai-.cs time, v.-i- p:a,n to write another Ki-Hoh <>'. arlkif?>: dealing with cap:!;;.: improvement;; above ;; round. \Vc- think most of you \vili agree with ;i;- that the city h«s: done a commendable job on the ••pay-.-ij.-.yuu-su"' p!;ir,. THE .XE\V it-'it: ccs'.io;; of the o. f fic;;i! highway travel map j." no\',- nvailabjd wr;'.•:•--; D. C. Orecn. state highway c-i'i^'ir.*..;]-. L'cwiti. i.'onl UK one o! the first copious for which ''->'•' <ii'e gr.'i'.''••<'K. The n-iij(> .'i.'i: ; rurisiy n'"v r.--;;lii:-(^ •..:;:.••, yrar. It contain;; a v.vyilh of mforr!:; and r.'i Ti-xan should »o without </;-ic. MOM. oi tJL? tojvjgi a?)i!.':;il relief, s-'iy; Dewitt. iyo>: jifiure th^ v 1 ,.!' wan r'r;;.ov.; t s from th<map iast year so that ::ior<- tsieniiai nif&r;;:aiion c^n be read tvj.-i!y and qu;tl;!y. By Preston Pendergrass The growth of the Texas highway system at the rate of about. 3,000 miles a year has made necessary to gradually remove some of the less important in- fo.-maiion to make room for the increased mileage, Jjcwitt .said. In addition to the highways and mileage between v.-jrious points, the travel map shows state parks w:;h recreationaj facilities, historical state parks, re;-.'.!side parks, altitudes, and highway travel infor- jnauon bureaus. THE PICTORIAL side of the new map features scenes of general interest both to Tcxans and out-of- stale tourists, with every section of the state repre- iented. V/here can you get one of these maps? The Austin office of the- Stale Highway department, the 25 district offices, and the sever. Travel Information bur- caus rsc-ar the -tate's borders a!! have maps available for distribution. Special map cards for requesting a ni.ii) may be obt.iinc-d at the tax collector's office when license plates are bought. Today's Bible Verse You're Telling Me! FOR BODILY EXERCISE profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto ali things, having promise of the life that now is. and of that which is to come. I Timothy 4:8. lugtnmn Sun Published each weekday afternoon by The Baytown Sun, Inc., at Pearce and Aahbe' In Eaytown, Texas Fr«rd Hartwar. Editor and Publisher Harry BosweH Advertising Manager Preston Pem]<-T<rrass •••• Managinjr Kditor Bctilah Mae Jackson Office Manager Subscription Hatea By Carrier—$2.20 Month; $14.40 Year Al! niaiJ subscriptions arc payable in advance, By M»ii—Month 11.20, 3 Months C Months 57.00; Year $14.00 Armed Services 75c Month EntvrM a.' second class mailer if th" Tex** Po*{of.'icc under the Ac! of Coagrea* of March 3, IS70. ! AdverfLsinjr R By William Ritt A •<«.-;•: q!);srry:npr company offered Nov.- York <.'.;»'c a n.ounUin" a.s a jrifl. and the state turned the deal <io-A-n. That, says the man at the next desk, is really big news' A WiH-'insin f:O!;?r-f;.s.'-m;in protests that Capitol arising maf hi.'K:;; 'Jon't and up far enough, since they total only up lo million.-;. What we probably neeri in these days of n'.gh finance i« a computer '.hat ."tarli with a zillion. A group of Ki'..ssian oxpiorei'^ have raLsed the Ko- vic'1 '!.-ig ovfr Antarctir; territory lon^ claimed by Britain, 'we don't gel the idea behind thte— unless tho Kus.vkis are jiwt trying to m;ikc John BuH see red. A flock of mud-<:ovcred swans and a flock of cleafl white ones battk; ( ! for five minutes in the Thames river near Richmond, Kngland. Grandpappy Jenkins wonders if one of the white.'! called one of the jfrays an "ugly duckling." A>w York City, v.-f -c-nd, piaiw to <»xp^rimenl xvith rfftjih Twer*"" s's ^ bright Colors in.vU-ad of the old, drab, srray on'.*. \\'ir> thfy w at it. why nr<' paint Vn nk •iaVypf.v So impiov^ <hc aim r,t citizens with ct pack* and #'.:m wrappers? • liii, tiai fwtan* SradJuU, In* EARLY BOILING POFNT Look At Puny 1910 Hog- Man Not Only Animal That's Getting Bigger By HARMAX W. MCMOLS WASHINGTON —-!UV- Not long ago I wrote about how man is getting bigger by the generation. So this faimer from Iowa wrote in and said how about his pigs, and cows and hens' Isn't it true. he.wrote, that animals are getting- bigger and fatter by the year, too? And don't they have mo're generations per sty, corral and coop? That was a question, multiple as it were, that deserved looking into. Turned out the gallused man o{ the soil from the wonderful state of (he Hawkeyu had A (food point. This all started with what I thought was an innocent little piece about bigger beds being put in a new motel here. It seems the architect got nosey and decided to look into the growth of man. LETTERS To The Editor Kditor, The Sun Dear Sir; On Saturday. March 24, the qualified voters will go to the polls to cast their ballots for or against additional "low-cost housing units for Baytown under The Federal Housing authority. Liiip n>ar.y other voters I have not y?r decided how I shall vo'e, and th» t-'n.e is getting short. J have rrad with much intero.^t ai: of the articles, letters and paid advertisments appearing in the local paper. 1 think that The Federal Housing authority has placed before the public speoiii.i reasons v. hy Eayt'wn, needs irov-i "low-cost" housing. Wo know who represents them locally. We also know who the leaders and workers are with The Greater Bayu>wn Improvement group. Tht:ir position on the issue is made clear. ,\"ov.- the voters would likp a little more information from The Baytown Home Owners association. Who an.' the officers, who do they represent, and what is the real reason for thc-ir opposition to tho issue? I have not been '.-cry favorably imprr.'FSfjcl with the "drivel" in their paid a d v c r t i a <• m '• n i K. T especially resent the people in BayLov.'n being called Communist, just because they dare to disagree with th" writer. He or she must be new in Baytown. or they would know of the record set nv us in World War II. and still going strong in the defense program. T. would suggest that the writer Inform himself on facts before mnlc- inf such rnsh statements. Tho voters in P.aytown try to keep an open mind tin local issues, but they also like to know all of the facts. We want to "Vote What 1« Best for Baytown." and more information from The Baytown Owners asgoeiation could well help us to make up our minds on the wav wo vote. Your* for t better Bftytov/n, Mrs. O. P. Bailey T.'nlike brown pelicans, white pel- leans never 'live for foo'l. They fish from shallow water. He found that In the Civil War there were twice n.s many 7nen over six feel than in the Revolutionary War. Also our jails in World War II ran an average of an inch higher lhan in War I, But getting back to ham. 1 ;, steaks and chicken legs. The Department of Agriculture says that it is mostly the feeding that make? n hog fat. also steers and mother hen;;. Tht' company of K/.ra JJon.son, Inc.. has a little booklet with n <lrawing showing 'A I'.H'J hog — a. puny little critlor. It stands hoside « sfopper, vintage of 1930. but even thi.-i guy is overshadowed hy one dated l'95S. Different breeds worr- put into three fowling groups v.-iih :»verage starting weights just over 51 pounds. Those fed new rations gained 2'i times faster than those fed the 3910 variety. When the experiment was over the pigs on modern rations wcijihe'l 200 pounds: those on 1939 rations 103 pounds, and the little 1910 jfuy looked skinner than before weening. The Iowa fanuer can look in the back 40 acre pasture and t-ee that his steers are getting bigger too. His Department of Agriculture will tell him what he probably already knows. Mori; than a dcpHde »go. his steak on the hoof Rallied only two pound" u day. Today, with improved feeding, the steer puts on weight nt the rate of 314 pounds a day. On the rations-fed chickens over an eight-week period In 1930, Ihe chick weighed in at 1.62 pounds. In 193S that v/ns increased to 1.89 pounds. In 19-16 it was 2.17 pounds. A real whopper was produced in 1954 — 2.H1 pounds. .. First thing; we know we'll have to build bigger stys. enlarge the corral ;md move out of thn mannr house to make room for the chickens. Grab Bag Of Easy Knowledge The Answer, Quick! 1. During what President's administration were the Philippines proclaimed an independent republic? 2. la the book. Mutiny on the Bounty, purely fiction or based on fact? ?,. What wa.s thr bauble carried by the court jester of English history? 4. When our ryes adjust !hem- selves to a darkenr'd room, are the pupils expanded or contracted V •5. Which one of our national academies is known UK "Crab- town'"' Letter To The Editor - More Housing Units Needed, Say Members Of Authority The. commissioners of the Baytown Housing- Authority wish to thank the many people who have expressed their views in favor of a survey for determining the need of additional public housing; units in Baytown and nJso wish to ox- plain briefly the reasons for our stand on this issue. We feel that this interest is well warranted since the evidence co date points out a. definite need for additional public housing units for families whose low incomes prohibit them from renting other than, substandard dwellings lacking such items as running- water, proper sanitation and adequate heating-. The 1950 census showed that there were 305 such substandard houses in use in Baytown. This indicates that tho present number of low rent dwelling- sopcrated by the Baytown Housing Authority, 30 for Whites and 30 for Negroes, located at Nazro and Morris and west of Carver High School, respectively, is inadequate to cope with the situation. Appearances do not show .that the number of these substandard bouses has been reduced during the past few years. At the same time, we believe that -no other workable plans have been formulated to provide comfortable and sanitary housing for the worthy families of our community who, through no fault of their own, are unable at present to pay the minimum rent required by private enterprise for standard accommodations. Therefore, we felt it our duty to nsk the City Government for approval to make a request to the Public Housing Administration for a program re»ervation of 150 maximum additional family units. This request was tentatively approved by the City Council but. due to wide public interest and the possibility of controversial issues arising,"was scheduled for n public referendum to be held on Saturday, March 24, 1956. The present low rent housing- project in Baytown !j operated by two local employees and a five- member board of commissioners appointed by the local city government. Tn!« board Is composed of tax-paying citizens of Baytown and serves without compensation. In all cases, low rent housing sponsored by the Public Housing Administration ia meant to provide decent living quarters for families whose meager incomer barely stipplv the necessities of life. These pooplo are not thos«> who do not try to improve their lot In life hut rather are tho ajrvd couples on small pension?, tho widow with small children who is tryinp: to keep her family tosretlu-r by part-time domestic work, thn family whose breadwinner has become disabled, recipients of state aid for the blind or the young married war veteran who has not yet had time to fully re-establish his position in life. The incomes of tlicsc people arc insufficient to meet the rental rates of private rent houics In any class above the so-called slum level. Certainly, there arc many private houses now for rent in Baytown but the rental rates for respectable dwellings are often close to the total income of the average tenants served by our low rent housing-. Anyone who can afford decent private housing 1 is ineligible for low rent public housing because of the maximum income limitations. Low rent public housing Is financed through loans with payment guaranteed by Ihe Public Housing Administration similar to the manner in which FHA and GI loans are handled. The greater part of operating expenses and loan liabilities are paid from current rent collections for, although. rents are low, they must be paid on time by the tenants. True. some annual deficit is incurred since these dwelling unit* are operated on a non-profit basis. This is paid by the Public Housing Administration and .amounts lo aboxit six ccnU per year for the taxpayer with a HOOO yearly in- The money for public housing Is already appropriated in Congress and will be. 1 spent elsewhere if thr; citizens of Baytown do not choose to build additional unit?. Local taxes will not bt' raised by tho building of more low rent housing units in Baytown. On tho contrary, the yearly payment Made in lieu of taxes by the Baytown Housing authority to the City of Baytown is almost twice thn nmount collected from a similar number of rental units located 1 in. some of our slum areas. Surely, these few cents per year from each of us are inconsequential when btilnnced against tho benefits obtained through the low rent housing programs. Not only are many need}' people given substantial shelter who would other- wUe be forced to live undtr Intolerable conditions but, also, the community benefits from such results as a decrease in juvenile delinquency and improvement of general welfare and health levelfi. Should a slum urea, actually be, eliminated, the community will reap additional benefits such RS inerenst'd adjacent real estate values. H lowering of fire in.iur- nncc rate* and reduced cost of polL-e protection. It In » well established fact that these secondary benefits in many ca«C!i will more than pay the wny for low rent public housing projects built to fit local needs. The rpsjxmse of the voters of Baytown at the polls this Saturday. -March 1'4. will dclermlm: whether or not this worthy project may be continued and enlarged us a sitj. towards the betterment of our civic community. i Signed): O. C. Bohymer, Biti'C Davison. C. H. Olive, j. R. Roail,; C. L- Thorpe: 'Board of Commis-J sionrnc, Baytown Housing Au-v thoritv). » of i-'awr—Guess The 3_He is a Democratic senator born in Grove, Dncidridge county. West Virginia. He served In the Spanish-American war and was admitted to the Marlon county bar in 1&02. He was eU'Ctorl to the firird Congress in IS 13 and re-elected to the (54th, 65th nml 86th Congresses, In 3922 he was elected to the Senate, was unsuccessful in tht! 1!i28 election, but wa^ re-olectud in 19SO, resigning hi« seat, in 1941 to become governor of Ms stale. Hfi was again dccto'l to tho 79th Con- xri'x*, ami aj?;xin became United Stat/'x senator in Ift-SS and rc- f:](-f.if(\ for the U-rm beginning in 1&55, His nam»% please? 2 Born in Vancouver. B.C., ho siui-ii'xl dr-clarniUlon. He- played Ihe piflno, f '"t* an '' saxophone: in i-tir.rr-rt fours in Canart« and !hc Unitf-r! Stalw, and was t,n stage A Central Press Feature in Street Scone and Coiin.«ellor-at- law. Hi; made 1 Ills film debut in Arrowsmith. Since then he has plnyi!(i in Casablanca. Adventure. The Fugitive. Hip Steal, Jackpot, Flying Missile, Hans Christian Anderson, Ambush nt Tomahawk Cap. I Am the -Jury, and others. Among his earlier pictures were The Country Doctor and Reunion, the DIonnc quintuplets' stellar pictures. Who is hn? <Names at bottom of column). It Htip|H'iicil Today 1021 First !•(•;;>ular town meeting held in Plymouth. Mass. 1775 —Patrick Henry made his famous "Cliv me libi'rty," speech. 1801 United Stairs forces captured Filipino r*'bel. Aquinnldo. it'* llfpn Said Most people jurlfto others either by the company they Itrcp or by their fortune. ---Kocliefoucatild, Watch Your Tjingimirr MKZ55AXJNE - <MKZ-a-nfc«n) noun; Architectural ••• a low story between two higher ones, especially Ju.'xt above I he ground floor. Origin: French from Italian Mczzantno, from Mezzano, middle, from Latin— Mcflianuv. Your Kr.tuns You may gain through the aid of a friend during the year ahead, but. do not he extravagant. Look for a rcgttafts, impulmvc and ambitious character In the child born today. Happy Birthday Joan Crawford, motion picture star, and Judge Florence: E. Allen of Ohio, first woman appointed to a United States judg-fship, arc due for fclicitationB on this date. IIowM You Make Out? J. President Harry S, Truman's, On July 4. 1'Mfi. 2. Bas*d on fact. 3. A sceptrr. 4. K:;pan''c.d. T>. Annapolis. I Senator M. M. N^'-'y. C •' .-'in Slums Breed Crime, Says Improvement Group Member Dear Sir. As n. member of the Grunttr Baytown Improvement Group, I would like to submit some factual information concerning Ix>w Rent Public Housing which I am sure will be of rcsl intcrcnl to voters of our city. A national survey Hhows some shocking figures on conditions to which Y« g' ve very little thought, but live with everyday. Ix-t'.i look at some of them right here. Slums and blighted areas comprise ftbout 20 per cent of a city's residential areas, but they account for: 33 per cent of the population; 45 per cent of the major crimes: oS per cont of the juvenile delinquency; HO per cont of the iirrost.s: 00 per cent of the tubcr- ouliioifl victims; 5.1 per cent of the disease nnd Sii per cent of the fires. This means ihry swdllow up almost , r >o pi;r cent of every tnx dnlhr and •!."> per cent of the toUi! oi:y service costs. Despite this Irr- mcmloiiji drain into so limited area, they rct.urn only 0 per cont of the rciil eaf.'Hf! tax revenues. Now. I situerely hope the picture is lifi-hlinp: up for you. Low Rent rubllc Housing offers low income families rlenn. well- nifiintalni'd housing nt a price they cnn afford to pay. Cleaning up our slum arcns will not only improve the appearance of our community but will make tax dollars available for ninny other needed Improvements. The home owner will benefit from this, not to mention fire Insurance Bfljustmcnts. Kpldemie diseases can be better controlled, Think of the tremendous effect planned low rent housing- xvill li.ivc on the children occupying them by having: access to.conveni- rncfes "and facilities so many of \is take for granted. And our city government Rains nl-so since monies paid them in lien of tax by the Bsytown Housing Authority usually amount? to more Ihun the tftxej on the prop- f.ffy sMfdod for the Housins: project. 1 .sincerely hope all eligible vot-J «rs interested in improving olir.s community will be on hand to* .settle this' Issue Saturday, March ^ 21, 155(5. I, rn.A.VK M. YATKS '; vV' Try And Stop Me J By Bennett Cerf:;;. EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE, it's rewarding to look through the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Speaking about courage, he siiys, "It i.s remarkable how few people are ever willing to any 'I do not know.'" On style; "Write solid sentences anil you can even spare puno.tua- tion." And on association: "A m»n Is known Ity the books he reads, by the company he keeps, by the praise, he ^ive.s. by hi.s dress, by his tastes, by the stories he tells, by Ihe look of his house; for nothing on earth is solitary and everything hath affinities infinite.' 1 A hard-pressed U. S. delegate to the United Nations, Mr. Charles H. Mahoney, protested. "Mankind has been ten thousaiul years cook- injr up the mess we're in now, and still some people complain br.- cnusc we haven't cleaned it up In ten years!" Did You Know? A paper clip xvill break after 8 or 10 flexes but th« tires on your car must withstand S million flexes every 10,000 mll« accenting to research men at Sclbcrllng Rubbe r company. Four pound* of flour, plus an ounce of alum, plus enough cold water to produce a smooth mixture- is the do-it-yourse.U answer to the wallpaper pft/itt problem.

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