The Humble Echo (Humble, Tex.), Vol. 27, No. 17, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 28, 1966 Page: 4 of 12
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THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 1966
Published every Thursday at Humble, Texas, by the Humtfte Publishing
Co. Entered as second class matter July 18, 1942, at the U.S. Post Office
in Humble, Texas, under the Act of March 3, 1870.
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THE POLITICAL WAR
By Tom Anderson
Our war plan in Vietnam is the same as
it was in Korea: no-win.
American men are ambushed in the jun-
gles as the American Navy protects shipment
of vital supplies to the enemy — just as was
done in Korea. We have never bombed the
supply depots, the factories, the training cen-
ters, the supreme headquarters buildings, the
Hanoi air base, the port facilities, petroleum
storage facilities, etc.
We have been flying more than a thous-
and air sorties a month against the Viet
Cong, but the targets have been so restricted
that enemy communications have been bare-
ly disrupted. American men have been forced
to risk their lives dropping not bombs from
the air but toys for the children. We have
not bombed Hanoi or the Haiphong port.
Of course, if we bombed Hanoi, the first
attack might have to be on the five Russian-
installed SAM (surface-to-air missile) sites,
and this might so upset the Russians that
they would not let us give them any more
wheat, soybeans, tallow and other instru-
ments of war. (An army fights with its belly,
you know.) Highest military officials have
said that we could easily and effectively
knock out the Haiphong harbor by mining it.
That way, we wouldn’t have to sink any
From January 1, 196* to June 30, 1965,
477 ships flying “free world” flags carried
supplies into North Vietnam. 224 of those
ships were British. Britannia waives the rules.
Britain would bomb Britain — for cost plus
20 percent. Other nations selling to our
North Vietnamese enemy, where we fight
virtually alone, are: Japan, Greece, Sweden,
Netherlands, Norway, Italy, West Germany,
Lebanon and Panama. The Viet Cong de-
pend upon Red China and Russia for war
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materials to kill our men. Since we both sell
and give to Russia, our government is help-
ing kill the men it drafts to send to Vietnam
to die for stalemate.
Since the so-called end of World War II,
our government has spent $825 billions on
“defense,” yet our men in Vietnam fight with
obsolete weapons and even inadequate gear.
We fight a political war run by politicians
and not by generals, in which privileged
sanctuaries are protected by our Command-
er-in-Chief, Lyndon B. Johnson, who must
approve all targets to be bombed.
Important rail lines in North Vietnam re-
main intact. Our men are under orders to
limit destruction of particular targets — one
span of a multiple-span bridge, for example.
This is like fighting a rattlesnake by shaking
its rattles butmever attemping to hit its head.
Retired Air Force Chief of Staff General
Curtis E. LeMay has said: “All we’re doing
now is pecking around the edges . . . we’re
getting people killed who shouldn’t be killed
. . . we must be hitting the wrong targets.”
Certainly. When you have a no-win pol-
icy, you need to hit the wrong targets. If we
don’t intend to do whatever is necessary to
defeat and destroy the Ho Chi Minh gov-
ernment in North Vietnam, then it is crimi-
nal to send American men there to die. Un-
less we plan to end the Communist aggres-
sion there and throughout southeast Asia, not
another drop of American blood should be
wasted. Unless it’s Bobby Kennedy’s blood,
of course. He has stated that he would like
to give his blood to the Viet Cong enemy—
and millions of patriotic Americans would
just as soon see him give it all. And that goes
for the peaceniks, beatniks and slobniks who
are protesting the Vietnam “war.”
Wishes Of People Set Aside
Even though not required by the Con-
stitution, most of the 50 states as they
came into the Union, organized their
legislatures following the federal pat-
tern—one house apportioned according to
population and one by geographical
areas. In this way, statewide and re-
gional interests were balanced with the
concerns and wishes of the populous
city areas. But on June 15, 1964, the
Supreme Court by a six-to-three de-
cision ruled that both houses in state
legislatures must be made up of dis-
tricts equal in population.
The question is this—by what right
does a federal court set aside the wishes
of the people and redesign the govern-
ment of the states? Senator Everett
Dirksen has introduced a Constitutional
Amendment, Senate Joint Resolution 103,
which, if adopted, would permit the
people in each state to continue if they
wished—to apportion one house of their
state legislature on factors other than
population. A majority of congressmen
support this Amendment—but it takes two
thirds approval to change the Consti-
tution. Twenty eight states have passed
resolutions calling for a national consti-
tutional convention to bring the issue
before the people—but 34 are required.
If our congressional members were
chosen on the basis of population only,
for both Representatives and Senators,
instead of a population for Representa-
tives, and then 2 Senators for each
state regardless of population, the voters
from rural areas would have little voice
in government. The people of every
state must make their wishes known
Mayor and City Council
The Humble Echo
A deplorable condition currently
plagues the City of Humble and is
of such a nature as to repel prospec-
tive newcomers to the area. This is the
sight of full garbage cans which line
the streets day after day awaiting pick-
up service. Not only is pick up not
made twice a week, but most of the
time not even once.
I believe it is time the City Council
makes plans to institute city garbage
pick-up service in connection with other
city utilities. The same $1.75 we now
pay monthly could be added to the water
and sewer bill and would be less trouble
to the subscribers in that only one check
would have to be written to cover all
three utilities. This would assure pick
up as promised since the utility would
belong to all subscribers and any prob-
lems would be the concern of the entire
city rather than individuals.
If an individual contractor can make
a living with a garbage pick-up service
in Humble, it is obvious that a city-
owned service would pay for itself,
and accounting costs would be minimal
when added to the current water and
I would appreciate receiving some
answer regarding this matter.
Mrs. W.L. Burwell
Recently a stranger had occasion to
spend several days in Humble. People
on the streets gave a friendly nod or
word. In the shops the clerks .were
ready and eager to aid the visitor
whether or not a purchase was ta be
made. A grocer who the visitor claim-
ed had over charged, pleasantly re-
funded the money, and as smilingly ac-
cepted the return of the sum, when
the visitor, much embarassed, acknow-
ledged the mistake as his - or hers.
In church there was an air of real
fellowship, and so it was at a social
gathering. There was much talk at the
meeting, and the health and welfare of
numbers of citizens inquired into, but
not one word of “gossip." A visit
to the Chamber of Commerce was very
pleasant, and the officer who happened
in gave ready aid, though, as later
learned, he expected to leave, having
been promoted to a position elsewhere.
Cities and states, like individuals,
have their air or atmosphere, or rate
of vibration. One gets a feeling of res-
triction or constraint, or a sense of
kindliness or welcome. It seems that
Humble definitely belongs to the “come
I am replying to the letter printed
last week having reference to my article
in The Echo (4/14/66), “Can A Christian
Be Eternally Lost." Mr. Geral Dennis
was the writer of last week's letter
and I would like to say that he has
at least one good point to his credit,
and that is that he does have conviction,
and is willing to speak them. This I
admire. I must quote Paul, however,
when I refer to his Biblical knowledge.
“For I bear them record that they
have a zeal of God, but not according
to knowledge" Rom. 10:2. Mr. Dennis
says that a Christian can not be eter-
nally lost “because he is depending
upon the righteousness of God." He
refers to Rom. 10:3 as his proof text:
“For they being ignorant of God’s right-
eousness, and going about to establish
their own righteousness have not sub-
mitted themselves unto the righteous-
ness of God."
Mr. Dennis, Paul said in Rom. 1:16-17
that the righteousness of God is revealed
in the gospel. When Paul wrote to the
church at‘ Corinth he said: “Moreover,
brethren, I declare unto you the gospel
which I preached unto you, which also
ye have received, and wherein ye stand:
By which also ye are saved, IF ye
keep in memory what I preached unto
you, UNLESS YE HAVE BELIEVED IN
VAIN" 1 Cor. 15:1-2. The greek word
“vain" as used here means,“without
success or effect."
Mr. Dennis mentions this in his letter
and I quote: “As for the apostle Paul’s
statement in 1st Cor. 9:27 my Bible
reads different from Mr. Thornton’s."
I believe that I quoted from the
“American Standard Version," but if
it will help you any here it is from the
“King James." “But I keep under my
body, and bring it into subjection: lest
that by any means, when I have preached
to others, I myself should be a cast-
away.’ The Greek word for castaway
is defined as: “Rejected, not approved,
not standing the test, which does not
prove itself to be such as it ought,
reprobate, unfit for something." I think
Paul was trying to tell us something,
We are reprinting our previous article
“Can A Christian Be Eternally Lost",
in our paid ad, however, this time we
will quote from the “King James" ver-
sion so as not to confuse anyone.
BY U.S. SENATOR RALPH YARBOROUGH
During the last two Congresses, your National
government has taken great steps in improving
education in the United States. Through these pro-
grams, we in Texas have been one of the main states
whose educational opportunities have been improved
by these numerous federal programs. That is be-
cause Texas was one of the main states that had
been lagging behind in education and with this federal
aid we have been moving forward.
But, now many of these educational programs are
being threatened by the Bureau of the Budget which
has recommended to the Congress that the money
be cut back very sharply. As your United States
Senator I pledge to you that I will oppose any such
crippling cuts of our educational programs at the
very time when education is the most important
factor in the progress and growth of our Nation.
The Bureau of the Budget has recommended across
the board cuts in almost every educational program,
and if these cuts were carried out, they would
badly cripple our educational programs and our
The Bureau of the Budget has recommended that
the National Defense Education Act loans for college
students, under which more than 800,000 students
have received a college education in this country
(over 40,000 of them in Texas), be cut from $180
million to only $30 million a year. I strongly pro-
tested such a move on the floor of the Senate earlier
this month, because the private financing of student
loan funds simply cannot take the place of the great
The Bureau of the Budget has also recommended
a cut of almost $12 million in the land-grant college
program. That would mean a loss of $106,924 for
Prairie View A&M and a loss of $320,774 for Texas
A&M University. This would completely end this
program for the support of land-grant colleges
which was authorized by Congress in 1890. Through
seventy-five years this has been a good program
and I have opposed this cut.
The Impacted Areas law under which schools
are given money when federal installations increase
the enrollment would be cut by more than half by
the Bureau of the Budget. This means that Texas,
which has many military installations and federal
installations, would lose monies in the impacted
school districts. The total grants would be reduced
from $33 1/3 million to $8 1/2 million, with the
Texas school children the losers with no other place
to get the needed money.
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Humble Presbyterian Church, Old Courthouse, Rev.
Bill Loessin, Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Church 8:30
First Baptist Church, 400 Main St., Everett S.
Martin Pastor, Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Church
10:55 a.m., Evening Services 7:30 p.m., Wednesday
Lakeland Baptist Church, Isaacks and Old Hum-
ble Road, Owen Dry Pastor, Sunday School 9:45 a.m.,
Church 10:50 a.m., Church 7:50 p.m., Wednesday
Church of Christ, 621 Herman St., Herbert Thorn-
ton Minister, Sunday School 10a.m., Church 10-50 a.m.,
Evening Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 7:30 p.m.,
Bible class 9:30 a.m.
Methodist Church, 800 Main St., Bill Turner Pastor,
Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Church 11 a.m., Evening
Worship 7 p.m.
First Pentecostal Church, 119 S. Houston Ave.,
Irby E. Slaughter Pastor, Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Church 11 a.m.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 400 S. Houston Ave.,
Father George Swilley, Sunday Mass 8:30 a.m..
11 a.m. Evening Mass 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and
Saturday Mass 7:30 p.m.
First Assembly of God Church, 410 Granberry
St., G.L. Johnson Pastor, Sunday School 9:45 a.m.,
Church 11 a.m., Childrens Church 6 p.m., Young
Peoples Church 6 p.m., Evangelistic Service 7 p.m.
Forest Cove Baptist Chapel, 1711 Hamblen Road,
Thomas F. Henderson Pastor, Sunday School 9:45 a.m.,
Sunday morning worship 11 a.m., Sunday evening,
worship 8 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 702 Atas-
cocita Road, Father Ralph H. Shuffler II, Church
8 a.m., Church School follows worship service.
Green Valley Baptist Church, Aldine-Westfield
Road, Paul S. Strother Pastor, Sunday School 9:45 a.m.,
Church 11 a.m., Evening Worship 7:30 p.m., Wed.
Prayer Meeting 7:30 p.m.
Greenlee Baptist Church, Bender Road, Rev. James
Harrell, Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Church 11 a.m.
The United Pentecostal Church, 217 S. Ave. G.,
Rev. Dewey Nix, Sunday School 10 a.m., Church 11 a.m.
St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Westfield, Texas,
E.R. Rathgeber Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Church
Lakeview Park Baptist Mission, 4 1/2 mi. west
on FM1960#A.L. Draper Pastor, Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Church 11 a.m.
First Baptist Church, Eastex Oaks, 7534 N. Belt
Dr., Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Church 11 a.m., Train-
ing Union 6 p.m., Evening Worship 7 p.m.
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