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Ediforial - The Sun Be Several people have asked The Sun for an opinion on the need of a new bridge across Cedar Bayou at the foot of East Texas or East James avenues. "You have written many articles about it in the past, but you have never come right out and said what you think of this Improvement," The Sun was told just the other day. The Sun feels that this bridge is one of the most pressing needs in Baytown at this time. It ranks right along with other similar needs. There is a need for improving the Market Street Road from the Decker Drive intersection near the drive-in picture show through Wooster and on to the city limits. SUN SLANTS Cedar Bayou Bridge Project Is A 'Must' That is a most important and immediate need if we are to continue to cope with the traffic situation. There is a need for better access roads to Highway 73 north of the city. N^rth Main should be extended to the new highway as quickly as possible. That project has been assured. Garth Road should be improved, and especially so now that a syndicate headed by Pasadena's Jeff Fleming plans to develop a huge tract of downtown land that will mean that Garth Road will be. extended to Decker Drive. All these things are musts, and so is the bridge across Cedar Bayou. The Sun believes that the bridge should be a joint venture with the City of Baytown, Harris county and Chambers county joining in the financing. The biggest problem is that it is a county-line project. You've got to take a look at the future, or you can't see the necessity for such an improvement. The Sun doesn't know who owns the land on the other side of Cedar Bayou in Chambers county and doesn't care. The Sun knows that such a bridge will raise the value of that property. Therefore, those owning the property might well be contacted about paying a portion of the cost of the bridge. If you owned the land, wouldn't you be willing to help pay for a bridge that would bring a city of 30.000 to your very door? The Sun feels that the Texas Highway Department might be interested in helping to make the bridge a part of a farm to market road. There literally hundreds of FM roads in Texas that have been built at state expense and which wouldn't carry a fractional part of the traffic that this road would carry if a bridge spanned the bayou and a road extended into the heart of the Tri-City Beach area. It is going to take three things to bring about this improvement. One is money. One is vision. One is leadership. _ It doesn't take much brilliance to envision what the area in Chambers coimty would become, once there is easier access. The money will come from the three or four governmental agencies involved if public opinion will support the project. The Sun remembers when it was said that the Morgans Point ferry project was a waste of public money. The Sun remembers those who said the Baytown-La Porte tunnel was not really needed. There are always those who would hang'the ci ; epe if they get a chance. East Harris county and West Chambers county—as well as the community of Baytown—are poised on the threshold of one of the greatest eras in the history of the section. • : Building of that Cedar Bayou bridge is one of the challenges that the future has placed in our path. What are we waiting for? The Sun hopes that answers the question of, where we stand on the Cedar Bayou bridge. By Fred Hartman LLOYD JOXES ELECTED LOCAL BOY made good in city department: The metropolitan press during the weekend revealed that Lloyd T. Jones, Gatesvj lie's loss and Woosier's gain, has been named president of the Palms Center Merchants association. Lloyd is a Penney manager by trade and manages the J. C. Penney store now in Houston. There are 45 stores in the center, but the inside information is that Lloyd '.iron the presidency in a walk. You just can't keep a good man down — especially ii he comes from Flat, pancake or Ga MAKE AMERICA BEAUTIFUL THIS MONTH'S issue of the Kuber Xew s has a wonderful story in it about the Baytown plant, and we will have more to say about it later. Right now we are rnore interested in a campaign the Huber people are waging to keep America beautiful. In the magazine was a kraft paper sack called a litterbag, and you are supposed to take a sack like it along- with you whenever you travel from, town to town or go on a picnic. You are supposed to pui you r trash and garbage In this sack and bring- the sack home and dispose of it as garbage instead of tossing the trash, along the side of the road. That is one of the finest suggestions we have ever seen, and we are taking our sack out to the car right now and putting it in the glove compartment. The sack is treated so it will hold together when damp or wet. Really this would be a truly great thing for everybody to do. Max Jvuttall's bosses are due a vote of thanks for the suggestion. We hope they weren't prompted ot send us a sack by following us along the road st some time and seeing us toss trash out of our ear. We won't plead. guilty, but we can't plead innocent. All ive can do is resolve to do better in the future. JFASADEXA IX PEsCH QUITE A BIT of conversation an<5 repercussions have resulted from ar; announcement iri Pasadena that Harris county ha= withdrawn from maintaining Shaver street MY NEW YORK If you aren't acquainted with the metropolis across .the channel, Shaver street is the tunnel street in Pasadena that travels through the heart of town in front of the Pasadena High School and on to the Spencer highway and even beyond that. They say thai misery loves company, and if it is any consolation to our Pasadena friends, we can say that every incorporated municipality in the count!" faces the same fate. II used to be that the county maintained most of the principal streets ir the '.owns. They were originally platted as county roads and the county never did cease keeping them up. Here several monins ago County Attorney Burke Holman held that, the county could no more legally improve streets in Baytown. Pasadena. Deer Park". La Porte et al than n could in the big- old City of Houston. This placed the county commissioners on the spot, but there wasn't much they could do about it. All of these little cities and big cities are annexing everything that isn't nailed down, and. thev don't stop to realize there is a whole lot more to annexing than merely passing an ordinance. A city has some responsibilities of maintenance. Take a case right here in Baytown the other day. For the third or fourth time ia our memory, there mast be some immediate repairs to the West Main bridge across Goose Creek stream. Harris county is paying the $16.000 that it will cost After all, that bridge is in the City of Baytown. What if the county said it couldn't fix the bridge and said that it is Baytown's responsibility. People in Houston say that the:,- pay county taxes that are spent inside cities in the county other than Houston. They are beginning to argue that if the county can spend money in Baytown, why can't it spend that money in Houston? Why can't It? We've been riding a gravy train in Harris County for the past 50 or 60 years. Now that we are going to have to face up to some of our own local responsibilities and dig into our own, pocketbooks to pay for them, it doesn't meet with our approval. That's the way it's going to be. We may as well ge; used to it. NEW YORK—Things one New Yorkers thinks •.bout: There is. according to the best estimates based on the latest census figures, a. 516 billion Negro buying market in the United States, and it seems the first man to take the genuine advantage of it is a young New Yorker named Harold P.. Meyer, who once was an Air Force sergeant. Meyer, now 34 and a New York university graduate, is the force behind the "Exposition of Progress," a huge consumer products show that's to be held the end of this month at the old Wanarnaker store building in downtown Manhattan. In addition to sehowing the Negroes "the most effective use of their purchasing dollar," th-2 exposition will graphically record 91 years of the race's growth and progress jn America. There'll be a script by Langston Hughes, the poet, a display of ancient African paintings, books by Negroes and other items, all presided over by aciress Hilda Simms (Anna Lucasta), and I can't recommend a more appropriate visiting place for any Rip Van Winkles who stiil suspect th'a: the Negro in this country has a corner on the and elevator-running markets and nothing else. Meyer, incidentally, has an almost hereditary background for running such a big show. His mother, CJara, was chief clerk of the 1939-1S40 V.'oric's Fair in New York, when the world was young. IT IS TRUE, tempus f ugits. It seems only yesterday that I watched Sam Ulamo set a world's marathon drumming record in the window of a store in the West 4"js. Now a Columbus. O., man has attacked it, I understand, under the sponsorship of Alan Abel, the New York "drumalhon" producer who set up Sam's record . , .1 miss all the good things in life. Had to pass up the world's first crow-calling contest staged in the Vanderbilt hotel the other day by a jiquor company ... If you like Graham Greene, his new novel The Quiet American may be a little letdown, but from this corner he continues to be the novelist of our generation. Down at the Greenwich Settlement House in lower Manhattan there's an "Over Co club" comprising members as old as 97, and they've just come up with a list of the world's 10 most eligible bachelors. It's an ordinary list, full of expected items like Brando. IJbe.-ace. Tab (or i s j t Rock or Kick?) Hunter, but it was interesting to note the inclusion of the. Duke of Kent. "He," the club announced, "replaces Prince Haimier, who disqualified himself recently by a highly publicized announcement.". . .And from Ted Lewis, the old high-hat kid, comes a list of the 10 all-time stars that it's hard to quarrel with: ^Today's Bible Verse HE THAT HATH my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: • and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. John 14:21. By Mel Heimer Berr.hardt, H?-"--. Will Rogers, Barrymore, Cohan, Chaplin, Jolson, Caruso, Helen Menken and Bert Williams. Ted claims that Miss Menken "moved me more than any other actress' 1 in Seventh Heaven. DISC JOCKEY Jerry Marshall fThe Make Believe Ballroom) tells me he can't always get away from song pluggers. Once he locked himself in the men's room to evade one, but another time he was stopped at & toll bridge waiting for a boic to pas';—when one of the pluggers hopped out of an adjacent car and bedevilled him for 15 miserable minuter. Marshall, incidentally, has spun more than 300,000 records on the air. He stands while he works. Make anything out of that you want. I have been following Margaret Truman's memoirs in Good Housekeeping. Can it be that Miss T. already is jn her early 20s? It was only yesterday she was a nervous young .girl singing in Carnegie Hail, and I was braving parental wrath by hinting publicily I thought she was something & little less than Rosa Ponselle. Toymaker Merrill Hassenfeld. whose plastic-anci- pipecleaner cartoon figures (Disney's Mickey Mouse, Pluto, et aii were the hits of the recent American Toy fair for the trade at the Sheraton-McAlpin hotel, tells me that among re-cent suggestions to him 'everyone, of course, tries to invent games) was a game called H-bomb. A California woman made it up and the highspot is when aplayer moves his man to a certain spot on the board—and a small explosition occurs. Hassenfeld turned it down. Coward. BUT DOXT LAUGH OFF THE 'SHOT PUT With Traveling White House - Will Ike Make Pre-Election Trip Abroad? 'Uccess Secrets By Elmer Wheeler Published each weekday afternoon 07 Tb« Baytown Sun. Inc., at Pearce and AibbeJ In Baytown, Texw Ffwd Harlman Editor and Publisher Barry Boswell Advertising Manager Preston Pendergrass .... Managing Editor Btulati Mae Jackson Office Manager Subscription Rate* 9j Carrier—11.20 Month; $14.40 Ye» AI] mall subscription* are payable in advance. By Mall-Month $1.20, 3 Months $3.W; • Months $7.00; Tear IH» Armed Service! 75c Month Entered as second class matter st the Baytotn, itofftoe under the Act tt Otmgnm « March 3, 1*M. £ RfprewntatT*; LLOYD SKERBURN calls himself a successful man for two reason.?: One. he has created a. service that brings him a good income; and two, he has a feeling of satisfaction because he is doing something to cut down on traffic accidents in the Xew England city where he lives. Mr. Sherburn was an automobile salesman and an expert driver a^ well. He clinched sales frequently because he was always willing to teach the buyer of a car to drive v.-^i!. Reckless youngsters driving cars worried him; so did nervous, inexperienced drivers. Ke talked the matter over with the police department, high school principals, civic organizations, and parents, and, with the blessing of all of these, Mr. Sherburn launched his own driving .ichoo!. He had his own car fitted with dual controls, and started cJ&sses for (een-agers and non-driving women, as a beginning. He taught groups of four, charging a reasonable, fee for 10 hours of instruction. Before 'A student took the wheel of a car, Mr. , Sherburn first ta-.jght him traffic regulations, rules of the road, and the controls of the car. After that intensive schooling, the .student was given seven hour.? of actual driving time. FINALLY, ANT student who failed :n getting a driver's iicc-nse afle r completing the course, was urged to come back and take the course over, without extra charge. Mr. Hherburn'fi idea i.s one that could be used in many parts of the country, with pleasure and profit for the man or woman who is a good driver, a good instructor, and a person of integrity. Most parents •would be glad to have Their children taught to drive by an expert, and many civic organizatioas will approve such a worth-while project. The U. S. v/ill have some 13 million college-a?e males by the year 3&"3. the.Census; bureau predicts. Zatiok Durnkopf has a prediction too--thai in 3S73 there'll .still be football coaches Complaining of the scarcity of gridiron material. An Englishman who .---pent rr.ore than .yi years b' 1 hind various jail bars has just observed his j6(Kh birthday. The first 100 yi#r>, mny not be the hardest but in this fellow's case at icasi half of 'em wore pretty lough. By MERRDTAX S^fTTU VvHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. —UP— Backstairs at the traveling \Vhite House: President Eisenhower's visit here with the president of Mexico and Canada's prime minister, plus his own statements, raise a question of whether he is likely to make a foreign trip between now and the election. , The President has said he would like to visit other parts of the world. There are two schools of thought on a pre-election trip. One believes a major journey outside the country would hurt the President with the voters. The other holds to the theory that a presidential inspection of American installations ov- •eas might dramatize the Chief :-.-cutive's dual role as com- raander-in-chief of the armed forces and the civilian government. The late President Franklin D. Koosevelt made such a trip in 1M4. He accepted his nomination by the Democratic convention in Chicago via radio without even telling the delegates where he was. Actually hn spoke from San Diego. Calif., just before continuing to Hawaii for, a meeting with Gen. Douglas MacArthur and Adm. Chester V, r . Nimilz. Tne Republicans bitterly complained that FDR was dramatizing his role for political purposes and that his presence in the Pacific was not necessary. The mere suggestion of n political implication in his trip prompted Mr. Roosevelt to a burst of press conference fury. Jf Mr. Eisenhower wants io curtail actual campaign travel this fall to preserve his'heali'n ahd the ' dignify of the office, there seems Did You Know? little likelihood of his leaving the country before the election. There was a recent report in Washington that Uie President might visit India before the year as out. Some of his advisers were distinctly puzzled. In some of his more recent conversations, the President privately has rejected the idea of long trips at this time. But Mr. Eisenhower does look with increasing favor on meeting his foreign contemporaries in such relatively quiet places as the Greenbrier Hotel here. Mr. Eisenhower feels that too many times unnecessary formality and ceremonies in Washington really interfere with the visit of foreign dignitaries. The visit of the Mexican :md Canadian chiefs of state did one thing- for White House travel. It put the Presidential special train back on the rails again. Mr. Eisenhower almost never uses mil road transportation. P,ut the flying: weather here 1 is so changonblc at this time of the vent- that tho trip was made by train. Tlio President doesn't liavo anything against rail travel. But he learned about trie speed of air travel as an Army general and carried this preference with him when he went into the White House. Grab Bag Of Easy Knowledge The Answer, Quick'. 1. What is the meaning of sans parcil? 2. How aro Braille characters used by the- bind represented? 3. What relation was Isaac Dis- rae'i to Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Bc-aconsfiold? •i. AVhat are thr; colors of theso Kerns: amcthyi-t, sapphire, why, lapis lazuli? ' 5. Was the Unitod Statos a member of the LeaRur; of Nations'* The name of Palestine for l.hc Holy Land camo from the Philistines who once lived there. Duncan I-'hyfo WHS famous in ilin United Stains more than a century ago as a furniture maker. No snake has a poisonous breath, despite a belief widely held for thousands of years. Thero aro more than GO million beef cattle In the United States. Loaded into r-attlo rare they would make a. train 22,672 miles long. Americans at 1GO pounds of bnof p<sr person coring 1955. That is the highest consumption per person since J908, Kwy year, some $H million flamago is done to Tendon, England, by <-T/iog and grit from factory chimrwys. Bathtubs wro in n.'-^ by thfj Egyptions soino 4,000 years "•*%<>. J.'"o'I(> of Fame—GlIP^^ Tllo Name 1 This young Irish actress, r.ow in America, was born in Dublin and attended the Roynl Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England. Shn made her London di.'but in motion pictures and her first in the United States wa.s in Girls of Pleasure Island. Since then she has played in My Cousin Rachel, Titanic, Casanova's Big Night. What is her name? 2—-He was an American financier and philanthropist, born in Anne Arundel county, Maryland, in 1795. When ho was 17 he went to Baltimore to become a grocer, and in 1822 he founded n company with his brothers. He retired from this business in 1847 and engaged in banking and railroading. In 1873 he gave property worth S-I.S million >o found a free hospital in BaJtirnoro and he a'xo presented the city -with $ public park. He alsft gave over SX million t'> fosind n university in Baltimore, A Central Press Feature He died that same year. Who was he? (Names at bottom of column). It Happened Today I741i — Marquis do LaPlace, astronomer, born. 1JJ62 — Arifftidc Briand born, French statesman. lf*3!i — Spanish capital. Madrid, surrendered to Gen. Francisco Franco in Spanish civil war. W:iteh Your LniiKUnge RELEGATE — (RELec-gate) — verb transitive; to exile one; to banish; hence, to remove or dismiss a person or thing thereby putting them out of sight or mind; to assign, as to a class or sphere; to consign by classifying or appraising; to submit for decision; -to delegate, refer. Origin: Latin — Relegntus. participle of Rele-, from Re plus regare, to .send with a commission. U'* Been Said Whatever of goodness emanates from the .soul gathers its soft halo in the eyes; and if the heart, be a lurking place of crime, the eyes are sure to betray the secret.— F. Saiinclers. Your I-'iilure .Stellar portentw are favorable in the main if you exercise tact in dealing with employers and associates. Look for an intt-Piftent, refined and artistic personality to develop in the child born today. Ilnppy Birthday Today Paul Whiternan. orchestra conductor; Freddie Bartholomew, former child film star; Flora Robeaon, actress; Vic Raschi of baseball fame, and .loey Maxim, boxer, havo birthdays. You Mnke Ont? .1. Without, equal. 2. By raised dots. ."!. Isaac was the earl's father. •1. Amethyst, purple; .sapphire, blue; ruby, rod; lapis azuli, blue. .->, No \ Audrey Dwlton. 2 -- .Johns Hopkins. Incites Riot And Friction — Subversive !s Like Cancer Eating Into Our Way Of Life There is a tremendous explosion in your country. You learn that, it occurred at an industrial plant. It resulted in $500,000 damage and five lives lost. A man you know worked at that plant. You now recall that on several occasions you wondered about him; you questioned his loyally. That recollection might aid the police in an apprehension, although it v.-nn't bring to life those men whoso right to live was the same as yours. Espionage, sabotage and subversion are police problems. Problems of the local level as well as of the national levcK The illegal activities of the subversive affect every citizen and every walk of life. They affect the peace and dignity of the state. They disrupt the economy and destroy social harmony. The subversive will incite riot, foment friction and hatred between races and social classes. He will agitate strike*, denying you essential commoditifl:- and services. He will instigate violence in strike action. He will employ theft, extortion, vandalism, and even murder for the advancement of the "cause" to which he is deo'icated. In the use of his major \v.->apon, propaganda, he will deliberately -warp the mind of the youngster, turning him against God. country and family. He will strive to shake your confidence in your government, -He will endeavor to render impotent your police and your courts. He has no regard for truth and 1 fact. These tactics result in the violations of our penal code. They are inimical to the individual and collective welfare of our citizenry. The police are pledged to enforce our penal code and to protect the citizenry- Now they must add to their ever increasing daily duties the protection of the public against this typ p of offrnder. They need your help. They need it before the "explosion.' 1 ' Because it is an additional police duty, the President of the United States in 1939 requested all law enforcement agencies to cooperate with the federal government in matters of internal .security—subversive activities. This request has been reiterated in succeeding years. Since then, and to the pre.'.ent day, your State Department of Publi:: Safety, Sheriff';; departments and your consl.'iblt.'s have complied with this request. In 'J9'I7. Colonel Homer Garrison Jr.. the director of your Texas Department of Public Safety, foresaw the continuing .spread and growing threat of communism, and" recognized it «s a police problem. Without additional appropriation he established a special detail -working out of his office, and assigned that detail to the gathering of information and evidence of subversive activities in the .state of Texas'. Hi.- further assigned it the duty of developing liaison in this field with local police agencies In order to provide them with a central source of information exchange to better protect their interests. In 19.")) Ihe legislature created the Internal Security Section, a division of the Department of Public Safety, as n .specialized unity in this field of pojicr work. Ta 1054 Colonel Garrison caused his department to conduct ii Subversive Activities Control School; the fir::<L of its kind to ever hr- held in t.hi.s country. This school, originally designed for the training of its own personnel, v/ns expanded to invite certain local law enforcement agencies to enroll specially selected men. Thus, several of our police departments now have per- sonnel trained in this type of police work. It mrst be realized that Texas is of strategic importance in any defense measure. It is constantly expanding industrially, militarily, and it is an international border area. It must further be recognised that Communism, though not the only subversive factor, is the enemy that constitutes an immediate threat. Tightly organized and disciplined. Communism is alligned with a foreign and hostile power; a power that has found that through the Co.mnmni.s-t movement, it does not have to rely upo-i those of its own nationality to undermine its fr.omiw?. In a!! countries its followers are constantly schooled into a .politically itsul racially perverted frame of mind. Oiir constitution provides us with the means of peacefully and legally bringing about nny revolutionary changes desired by the intelligent will of the people. 7fc provides s a f e g u n r d s against changes desired by the totalitarian a»y tyrannical minded minority. Hut these faffstmrds arc futile if the people do not understand and cooperate with ihe agencies created to sr-.,,rv these safeguard.*. Help them before the "explosion." Try And Top Me By Bennett Cerf GEORGE GOBEL is adding a middle initial "L" to his namr. "The L doc«n't stand for a thing." he explains. "It's just so I can Vmv,,- G. L. G. embroidered on my shirts so at the laundry my stuff doesn't get mixed up with Grcer Carson's or Greta. Garbo's." Gobel nlso had solace for the. color-blind. "Our show is not in color," he advises them. "They paid it wasn't important enough for color. In fact, we had to put un quite n struggle to get black-and- white." Ernie Kovacs took his pal Bob Sylvester to a restaurant ho had been raving about which featured seafood', it was just around the corner from the famous Fulton Fisli Market, and Kovacs parked hi.-; car in tin; .shadow of an East. .River dock. The two gourmets ate a hearty men], then strolled back to their automobile just in time, to see it being lofted by derrick aboard the S. ^5. Urania, bound for South America. 28TH. OF THCtWITCD STATES "THE NATION'S HONOR IS DEARER THAN THE NATION'S COMFORT: YES, THAN THE NATION'S LIFE ITSELF." vrM in \ ,. V ^*£JN. ' // MNLJTE, , ) X (Y-'^^&NX ^ ^ AAGGi.../ fe:iv3%X /€>\ t^- JL <. **~ia_ T-l n ,' Vo.v* /,

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