The Orange Leader (Orange, Tex.), Vol. 52, No. 297, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 1, 1954 Page: 4 of 12
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THE ORANGE LEAPEt WEPNISPAT, DtLiMIM l] IW4
Moment of Meditation
Have nierc.v upon me. O God. accord-
T ing Co thy lovingkindness: according unlo
the multitude of thy tender mercies blot
out my transgressions. Psalm 51:1.
City Government Reaches Adulthood
The municipal government of Orange
came of age last night.
* Now th^ problem is to keep it adult . . .
rrR prevent a return to the irresponsible, slip-
I^kkI acts of immaturity which so often have
^marked the operation of the city's business
Spring the past few year.j. ■,
’ Nobody has yet devised a perfect system
of government, either local, state or nation-
al but in the course of long experience in
municipal affairs the people of America have
devised a plan through which the business of
, running a city’s business can be accomplish-
ed with a considerable degree of efficiency
and economy. •
This plan is the council-manager system^
au arrangement under which broad munici-
pal .policies are set by members of a City
Commission elected by the people and car-
ried out by a competent, experienced execu-
tive employed for the purpose.
To be successful, the council-manager
I Today's Birthday |
GERARD SWOPE, Born Dee. 1,
1858. in St. Louis, retired after
18 years as
J3 r e s i d,< n t
of General Elec-
tric Co. in 1940.
But fie returned
at 69 to direct
for two years
War* If. Swope
started as.a G-E
worker at $1 a
courc swore day. He served
on General Staff of U.S, War De-
partment in World War I. Was
decorated by U.S. and France. He
married Mary Dayton Hill of New
Brunswick, N.J,» iq 1901.
With Old Memories
By Hal Boyle
NEW YORK (AP)—1 approach
the Christmas season reluctantly.
It opens many [Wounds in mv
. . , lifetime. Christmas gives scars as
system must operate with these favorable wep as pleasures,
factors, among others: (1) a sincere desire by ' 0 “*“
a majority of the Citizenship for efficient and
economical municipal government, coupled
\fith a willingness to cooperate-in setting up
and maintaining an arrangement permitting
these things. (2) councilmen who reflect this
attitude, and (3) a capable city manager.
■ Entering upon the initial period of opera-
tion as a council-manager system Orange
seems to have all three of these. The citizens
demonstrated their desire and willingness in
an election held on July 20. the council re-
flected the attitude of the people in paying
the price necessary to employ a manager
equal to the job. and in Ralph Wolf the city
has an executive capable of running its busi-
ness in the manner which the citizens, bv
their vote last Jul^, say they want it run.
This does not mean there won’t be some
bumps in the road ahead. Some of these will
be natural obstacles, others will be placed
there by people who, for their own reasons,
do not want Orange to have a cpuncil-man-
ager form of government.
Norte'* ofHhese obstacles need prove of /^ind there were many of'us, and
wi«k .i.e.»>•««" a 'ssxrviisg ars
but they can and will unless the citizenship
remains alert . . . alert to its owrit-responsibil-
ities and alert to the iUngcVs arising from
political blockades which opponents of the
city manager plan are sure to erect.
The next two years will be the most crit-
ical period and during that time every citi-
zen of Orange who wants economy and ef-^
ficiency in the municipal government should
remain 1 especially watchful, keep . himself
well informed about the city’s business, and
use his vote every time it is. needed to help
maintain the state of municipal adulthood
into which we have just passed.
Precedent Setting Labor Program
Both labor and management have long
been concerned about the state of affairs in
the Sabine Area construction industry which
has called for almost year-round bargaining
with one craft or another and a multiplicity
of strikes and threats of strikes.
'Now, because both labor and manage-
ment want it that wav. ihere is to be an ar-
rangement under which the anniversary
dates of all construction craft contracts will
expire at the same time, negotiations with
all unions will be carried on simultaneously
and there will be only one strike or none
If the plan works out—and there is rea-
son for great hope that it will—development
of Orange County and the rest of the Sabine
Area will move at a faster pace in the future
than in the past. New businesses and indus-
tries will go into operation and start hiring
people sooner than they might, new homes
-will be occupied earlier than thev might, and
the whole economy will improve taster.
The job of bringing 19 separate AFL local
unions and a large number of employers to-
gether in an arrangement of. this kind has
been tremendous and has been made possible
only because the area has both exceptionally
able management arid exceptionally able
This step which is being taken here may
)veil serve as a pattern for the rest of the
nation’s construction industry and building
trades crafts and if it does we can ail be
prouder than ever of the people who made
A LITTLE RAY OF SUNSHINE
rather grew up and never knew
quite what we owed. And perhaps
our debt grew [beyond our realiza-
One of the torments of a grown-
up is that lie realizes his obliga-
tions too late What gift can I give
my father: 17 years dead, except
a mellowing remembrance?......
He infected my heart beyond
repair—he and his love of every-
body—and so. if 1 lived by his
strength, nobod would ever “be
As I said before, f approach
the Christmas season reluctantly.
It isn't that I don't enjoy glad
times, because I do But where
my father sowed the seeds >.of
charity in his time with complete
good willCr feel that nowin trying
to do the same thing I am but his
echo, and never himself indeed.
Some of the other four boys in
the family say I dream my lather
too high, now that he is gone, but
ni.v sister. Dolores, who has two
children of her own. says:
"There’ll never be another man
Nor will there ever be,
_He still is the king of our
C hristmas tree.-Bitterly the family
regrets he isn't-tbere to ignite the
holiday—.iukt by the warm light
of his presence
Certainly a lot of other people
truss a lot of other people—just
thinking of Christmas. .
| Better English
1. What is wrong with this
sentence? "I will go with you,
providing you have proven your
2. What is the co.nyet pro-
nunciation of "deposition"?
3. Which one of these words is
misspelled? Summarize, equalize,
compromize, cauterize. •
4. What does the word "pre-
5. What is a word beginning
with co that means "to cave in”?
1. Say, "I shall go with yotl,
provided you have proved your
sincerity.” 2. Pronounce first syl-
lable as dep (not as deep), with
principal accent on third syllable.
3. Compromise. 4. Tending to in-
jury: damaging. “His going away
was most prejudicial to the affairs
of the company.” 5. Collapse.
1 was one of
Ifjve children and
ber that as a
child at Christ-
mastime I ever
gave a presentto
make my mother
| happy. Big sgar
^ to me. None to
H When I w a s
young, there was
no real poverty.
u . _ The tree was
Hal Boyle strung with
cranberries arid popcorn, the gift
of love was an orange — how
strange an orange was then—and
a few nuts from Brazil to make
the day strange and merry.
There was also a gift for us all.
something like a sled we could
all use and fight over.
But it was all for us. At my^age
1 still can't recall when ther idea
first came to us that we should
also give a present to our father
and mother — that this was alsp
part of Christmas.
We were used lb taking things
The World Today:
Dulles Urged Peaceful Means
In Dealinq With Communists
By JAMES MARLOW
WASHINGTON (AP) —The Eisenhower ad-
ministration has replied to those—including Re-
publicans like Sen. Knowland of California—whq
want tougher tactics toward communism, but in
particular and in a hurry against Red 'China.
Secretary of State Dulles Mhj
sponded in a radio-television:
broadcast Monday night: The
United States will try to use every 4
peaceful means, before going any j
further, to get along with the
“Peaceful” was the keynote of
his talk, although he said this
country would “react vigorously”
to provocation. He did" not say
what he meant by reacting “vig-
Last January Dulles spoke of |
“massive retaliation” against an
aggressor. Last night, although
firm, he was more restrained.
He took rrarks at the Russians and Red Chin-
ese. And, just as In January, hr emphasized the
vast power of this country and Us ‘allies to meet
any attack. But he added:
“This does not mean that any local war would
automatically be turned into a general war with
atomic bombs being dropped all over the map."
This was a little more detailed insight into his
thinking than he provided ih January when his
failure to explain in some detail-what he meant ! ■
brought him criticism here and abroad.
Dulles' speech last night was made at a time !
when this country is protesting the imprisonment j
of 13 Americans as spies,, with sentences ranging j
from four years to life, by the Chinese Commu-
Without specifying this in his talk. Dulles called
the Chinese “provocative.” But if the administra-
tion has any plans for freeing those Americans,
beyond protesting their imprisonment, Dulles did
npt reveal them. The Chinese have ignored the
Knowland. the Republicans' senate leader and
therefore one of President Eisenhower's chief
captains in Congress, last week attempted to tell
Eisenhower and Dulles, apparently without con-
sulting either, how to treat the Red Chinese for
jailing the Americans.
He proposed a blockade of the China Coast—an
act which might lead to war—with the help of j
America's U.N. allies if they’d go along but w ithout j
them if necessary.
Dulles answered Knowland directly, without
naming him. by repudiating his two proposals of i
blockade and go-it-alone, at least for the present, j
]L 'wn i
Developments in Electronics
Is Revolutionizing Business
Br SAM DAWSON -
NEW YORK (AP)—Gen. Douglas MarArthur ,
sees a new industrial revolution under way today— J
thank? lo electronics.
But some labor leaders aren't so sure they're
thankful. ........ j
The chairman of the board of
Reriiington Band, Inc., in an-1
'Pouncing that his firm will have
b new “electronic brain” ready for
delivery next year, says:
“The remarkab|e develop-
ments in electronics o\er the past _
few years have effected a revo'u-jl
tion in business methods and Pro-Sp
reduces comparable to the in-r“
dustrial revolution two centuries]
“Thr business world is mov-
ing into a new phase of data
handling and management con-
trol through thr usr of high-
sprrd. time-saving devices.
“There will be further developments and re-
finements, but the basic groundwork has been laid
for achieving goals in business and industrial ad-
ministrations and controls undreamed of a decade
Al Columbia University, meantime. Interna- ’
tional Business Machines is ready to take the wraps ,
oft a new machine it calls the mdst powerful and j
fastest electronic computing machine yet devised, j
IBM has been perfecting the new computer at j
Columbia's Watson Laboratory for the Naval Bu-j
reau of Ordnance.
Remington Rand's forthcoming Univac file-com-
puter will be a sort of ,k>d brother to the Univac
that became a household word after the recent j
election. It will complate a range of these elec-
tronic brains from the million-dollai’ Univac sys-
tem down to the Univac-120 and Univaf-60 priced j
around $75,000. The new intermediate Univac will j
hav e a storage drum memory that will hold up to j
1.800,000 alphabetical and numerical characters, j
The company says (he machine will be able to use j
these characters instantly without reference to any j
sequence of numbers of letters.
we DONS.' ISN'T MV
BOlOESMAO DRESS >
V THE DRESSES.'
WHY NOT? THE.
SAYS ITS PROPEL?.'
/ Well,i'M not
I LETTING them
\ THINK WE CAN'T
\ AFFORD IT"
Tiie Grange Leader
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Mr*, Jtnies Dees .....
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MI MBJ R oi THE AKHOCUTED PRE SS
Published Sunday morning and daily each afternoon
except Saturday. ',03A Front itrett. by the Orange Leader
The Associated Pres* la entitled exclusively to the use
for repiibllration of all the local news printed in th'a neat-
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second uiaea matter under act of Congress March 3. 1879
Literary Guidepost: Today's Best Book
Bv W. G, ROGERS
FLORIDA BIRD LIFE. By Al- this handsome,
txander Sprunt Jr. Coward-Mc-
Cann—National Audubon Society.
Publication of this regional bird
book doubtless will prose a na-
tional event for bird lovers.
For one thing, Florida is the
country’s most important region
for bird watchers. For another,
How Can I?
Q How can 1 measure drops
of liquid if there is no dropper
A. Dip the finger in water and
moisten the rim of the bottle in
one place. If this place is used
from which to drop the liquid,
it will drop evenly and easily.
Q. How can 1 keep canned
A. Take evaporated milk out
of the,can and keep it in glass
jars. It will stay fresh for a longer
w t). How can I tighten loose
A. If the caster is loose and
continually slips out each time the
furniture is moved, wind a nar-
row strip of adhesive tape around
the stem of the (aster until it fits
heavy volume is 1
a wholesale revision of the stand-
ard work of the same name writ-
ten 22 years ago by Arthur Howell,
and Sprunt takes systematic note
of the changes in the status of
birds during the 22-year period.
He lists 507 species and sub-
species. against 435 listed by
Howell—an indication more of ad-
ditional? observation than ad-
ditional birds. He comments on the
continued upsurge, under protec-
tion. of the American and snowy
egrets, once near extinction: the
position of the ivory-bill wood-
pecker, "hanging by a thread on
the edge of oblivion”: of the
Everglades kite, numbering only
50 to 75 individuals; and of the
cattle egret, an old world species
that made its first appearance on
the continent two years ago.
Twenty - six color plates by
Francis Lee Jaques, many of them
dream-like portrayals of birds in
their native swamps, are repro-
duced from the original volume.
Fourteen practical, poster - like
paintings by John Henry Dick,
another famed portrayer of south-
ern birds, have been added. There
are, also, photographs and 65 maps
pinpointing ranges and breeding
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Browning, J. Cullen. The Orange Leader (Orange, Tex.), Vol. 52, No. 297, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 1, 1954, newspaper, December 1, 1954; Orange, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth558033/m1/4/: accessed January 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lamar State College – Orange.