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Having been long convinced that the typical
“letter of reference” is about as reliable as a tip
from a racetrack tout, we are pleased to learn that
the American Management Association has tumbled
to the same truth. And, in the current issue of its
Management Review, the AM A offers a “pocket
translator” to help employers decode the laudatory
phrases that most of us use in letters recommending
those of us looking for jobs.
Sample translations: “He’s a good team work-
er.” (Hasn’t had an original thought in twenty years).
“A strong speaker who really sells his ideas.” (Big
mouth). “You’ll find him capable of handling any
job.” (We’re glad to get rid of him).
Not bad for a mild beginning. Lest the AMA
consider it’s covered the field, however, we feel
impelled to add a few other stock endorsements
that rarely mean what they seem to imply: “An out-
going personality.” (Six coffee breaks daily). “Honest
as the day is long.” (You’d better watch him at
night). “A quick thinker, with real ingenuity.” (Can
lie himself out of the most compromising situation).
“Makes friends easily.” (Makes passes, too).
“Civic leader.” (President of the Wednesday
Night Gin Rummy Club). “Active in his church.”
(Has a thing going with the organist). “Excellent at
record-keeping.” (Makes book on the baseball
games). “Impressive socially.” (Stands on his head
at dinner parties). “A key member of our staff.”
(Handles pickups from our postoffice box). “Experi-
enced executive.” (In charge of outgoing mail).
“Good listener.” (Has a nagging wife). — Call the
Starting With Eureka
It’s ill-advised support of conformity, we be-
lieve, when experts undertake to prescribe a hard,
straight chair in a brightly lighted room as the
setting in which all mental workers will perform
The idea is that thoughts will shy away from
difficult subjects and toward creature comforts if
there’s a couch in the room, even though it’s not
used. Also, the disposition to doze off is said to be
aggravated significantly in the semi-darkness that
is required when television, training films and slides
are used as part of classroom instruction.
But history etches in a different picture re-
garding conditions calculated to foster deep thought.
Consider, as just one example, that back a couple of
centuries before the coming of Christ, a Greek geo-
metrician named Archimedes was languishing one
day in a bath in Syracuse when he hit upon the
principle of specific gravity.
More Americans will die this year from insect
stings than from snake bites, according to an article
in Today’s Health, the American Medical Associa-
tion’s magazine of general circulation. Most medi-
cal authorities are convinced that severe reactions
to the stings are the result of an allergy. The
insects that cause most of the reactions are the
honeybee and the bumblebee and three kinds of
wasps—yellow jacket, hornet and Polistes._
By Drew Pearson
Thought for the Day
And that he may send the Christ appointed for
you, Jesus. —Acts 3:20.
God be thanked for that good and perfect gift,
the gift unspeakable: His life, His love, His very
self in Jesus Christ. —Maltbie Babcock.
Answer to Previous Puzzle
1 stringed 38 Bristl0
instrument 39 German river
5 “Pajama —
_» 41 Posed
21 Health resorts appellation
23 Consume 59 Musical
14 High note of
19 Bring together
35 Dunne and
60 Organ part
1 Corned beef
2 Singing voice
16 Reach toward 45 Actress
20 Of the nose Terry
26 Ohio city
47 Give forth
48 Sea eagle
30 Heating device 55 Boy’s
31 Keats, for nickname
WASHINGTON — Listening to
Vice President Nixon spellbind
his GOP cohorts at Chicago, I
came to the conclusion that un-
derneath the bombast and the
politics, the whoopla and the ora-
tory, there are significant simi-
larities—plus some contrasts —
between the two Republican and
One is a young man of a reli-
gious faith which in its form of
worship traditionally goes in for
pomp and circumstance, whose
members have become the great
est in number and the most pow-
erful of any church in the world.
The other is a young man of a
religious faith which emphasizes
simplicity, whose meeting - hous-
es are barren benches, usually
without priests or preachers, and
whose members are small in
number throughout the world.
Both religions teach sacrifice,
though the members of both
practice that teaching indiffer-
ently. Both young men, in their
acceptance speeches have also
preached sacrifice, and one of
them came close to scarificing
his life for his country, later lay
on his sickbed for a year, again
close to the supreme sacrifice.
Perhaps in those long months he
may have experienced the same
introspection and soul-searching
which changed the life of another
rich young man named Roosevelt
a generation before.
This may turn out to be the
basic difference between these
two young men.
Otherwise, both are opportun-
ists. Both know what they want
and drive toward it with relent-
less, sometimes ruthless determin-
ation. Both are excellent organiz-
ers. Both think ahead, solve
problems before they get slapped
in the face with them—as an old-
er executive has been siapped so
many times in the past eight
But the greatest denominator
they have in common is youth
This is still a young country
Compared to Europe and Asia
we’re still in our swaddling
clothes. And we were founded
by young men. True, we have
been governed recently by old
men and our ideals have become
old and static.
But the young men who had the
courage to sign the declaration
of idependence averaged only
44(4 years; while those who sign-
ed the Constitution averaged 45.
(Nixon’s and Kennedy’s average
age is also 45.)
These young men not only pio-
neered a wilderness, they pion-
eered an idea. They didn’t preach
sacrifice as much as they prac-
ticed it. They were the Bolshe-
vists of their day, hated by the
crowned heads of Europe because
they preached democracy and a
Republican form of government.
The crowned heads even sent an
expeditionary force under Emper-
or Maximilian during the Civil
War to stamp out the danger of
democracy just as we sent an ex-
peditionary force to Murmansk
during the Bolshevik revolution
to stamp out the danger of Com-
The crowned heads of Europe
hated us and opposed us because
we preached revolution against
their property, against the vest-
ed interests of their day. We
were—to some extent—the Fidel
Castros of that era. We preached
revolution first because we had
just emerged from a great revo-
lution, second because we were
young, third because we had no
vested interests to lose around
Now the situation is reversed.
We have great investments around
the world, and another country is
preaching revolution to under-
Our chief weapon of defense
has been money, not ideas or
sacrifice, we have poured foreign
aid into nations threatened by
revolution, and in some cases
Russia has matched that money,
so that the nation which can
cause the most trouble gets the
The young men who had the dar-
ing to found this nation wouldn’t
have done it that way. In the first
place they didn’t have the money.
Second they would have put more
reliance on sacrifice.
That is what struck me about
the acceptance speeches of both
the young men we have picked
to compete for the presidency.
Both preach sacrifice, both preach
ideas and ideals. Carrying them
out may be'something else, but
giving them the benefit of the
doubt, let’s see what they preach.
Probably the cheering GOP
delegates didn't realize how radi-
cal a doctrine Nixon expounded.
Certainly the Goldwaterites would
have been horrified if they had
understood. But here is what
their candidate for president
“Let us welcome that challenge
- . . the challenge presented by
the revolution of peaceful peo-
ples’ aspirations in South Ameri-
ca, in Asia, in Africa. Wc can’t
fail to assist them in finding a
way to progress with freedom.’’
This is exactly what Senator
Kennedy said' in an earlier speech
in the Senate regarding freedom
in Algeria—a speech which Con-
gressman Judd of Minnesota, the
keynote speaker, tautingly threw
in his face three nights earlier.
Nixon continued: “Our answer
to the threat of the Communist
revolution is renewed devotion
IT OCCURS TO ME
By UN HILLS
Taylor Press News Editor
PROSPECTS ARE good for
more construction activity in
Taylor this year than last.
It seems almost certain per-
mits will climb above the
$538,985 figure of last year.
Permits through July were
$380,977. That’s $11,624 above
the figure for the same period
We’re bound to have consid-
erable “normal construction’’
during the rest of the year,
such as a few new homds and
numerous repair and remodel-
ing jobs. This work will ac-
count for many thousands of
One big permit will be tak-
en out when Kerr-Ban starts
its new building on the Allison
property. According to esti-
mates, the building will cost
something like $137,000.
That job alone added to cur-
rent permits would up the total
to $517,977—or just $21,000 short
of last year’s total. I think we
can safely count on new
homes, repairs and remodel-
ing to add up to a lot more than
But whether we reach the
1958 figure—$798,824—is some-
'Me Friendly Savage'
Greetings of “Happy Birthday”
are being extended to the follow-
ing birthday celebrants:
Mrs. M. W. Pospisal, Mrs.
Crawford H. Booth, L. C. Guth-
rie, Gary Ochs and' Mrs. W .G.
Little Effect Seen
With LBJ on Ticket
SAN ANTONIO Iff) — State Re-
publican Committeeman Joe Shel-
ton, said he doubts that the pre-
sence of Sen. Lyndon Johnson on
the Democratic ticket will have
much effect on how Texans vote
“I think most people make up
their minds as to whom they will
vote for and I think the candidate
for vice president does not have
too much influence upon the form-
ing of their opinion,” Shelton, said.
Arrested in Houston
HOUSTON Iff) — A man- who
said he became a burglar to feed
his two small children is under
Elmer Delano Watson, 26, was
accused of burglarizing Houston
homes of more than $10,000 worth
Much of the loot ranging from
securities to hi-fi sets, was recov-
ered in Watson’s home, police
10 And 20
Would Puzzle Philosopher
to the great ideals of the Ameri-
If Nixon really means this—
and he seems to—then the Unit-
ed States and the world will be
in for revolutionary changes —
changes so important that they,
together with the ideas of Sena-
tor Kennedy, will be discussed in
a subsequent column.
(Copyright, 1960, by The Bell
NEW YORK Iff)— If Aristotle
were suddenly transported through
time to a modern American
beach, what would he think?
Glancing around at the sands
studded with sprawling mortals
slowly reddening under a hot
sky, he could reach only one con-
“What a strange heathen tribe
these Americans are! Obviously
they are sun worshipers. But
what an odd form their rites take!
“Instead of sacrificing animals,
they anoint themselves with oil,
lie prostrate and turn themselves
into burnt offerings under the
terrible eye of their God. What
awful guilt has driven them to
this inhuman self-punishment?”
Wise old Aristotle would re-
gard this as a form of cult mad-
ness, and even the most pres-
ent-day physician would sadly
have to agree with his diagnosis.
Comes June and millions of
Americans quit chasing the dol-
lar, and begin a new mass pur-
suit—a summer tan. They turn
the country into one vast human
Those who can afford to do so,
go to the nearest real beach. Oth-
ers take off as much clothing as
the law allows and spreadeagle
themselves on the grass of back
yard or public park. Still others
climb to their rooftops and slowly
stew in their own juices on “tar
But wherever the sunshines,
it shines on grub-white limbs and
bald pates, on countless miles of
human epidermis seeking , a cham-
eleon change. People too busy to
lie in the sun try to apply instant
tan from a bottle.
The theory behind this zany fad
is that a tan makes a man look
more virile, a woman more beau-
tiful—and both, sexes more
But, as any doctor knows, 15
minutes in the sun each day will
make the average person as
healthy as he needs to be for all
practical purposes. And, as any
cosmetician knows, too much ex-
posure to the sun will in time
make the skin beautiful only, to
one who admires the patina of
Two generations ago any re-
sponsible mother would spank
daughter who went out in the sun
bare-headed and thereby risked
ruining her fair complexion.
If this mass madness for an
even deeper tan countinues, the
verdict of a future anthropologist
on American civilization may be
“They lay too long in the heat
of the sun, and all went crazy
What this country needs is sun
nier winters and cloudier sum
mers—to save us from ourselves!
10 YEARS AGO
Monday August 7, is dollar day
District CAA favorable toward
rodeo at airport.
Mrs. Bremond Culp named pres-
ident of American Legion Auxi-
liary at Thorndale.
Tim Hunke recovering from
polio in Waco.
Thorndale school opening :
ted for Sept. 4.
Taylor Day to be feature of
Chester Cocke of Granger
named head of County Singers
at organizational meeting Sunday.
Hutto takes Outlaw Tourney
crown winning third game over
Elgin in 13 innings.
20 YEARS AGO
Joan Wolthers to celebrate
birthday with party in her home.
Miss Evelyn Krueger becomes
bride of Leon Bachmeyer.
Monday is deadline for softball
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Hill
are the parents of a son.
Taylor Scouts to spend week at
Mattress making for lower in
come families to start.
Circleville Store ransacked
Sunday, nothing taken.
Long hair returns with tricky
knots and lovely swirls.
thing else. But it might come
close. We can be optimistic.
EVERY YEAR about this
time when it gets so all-fired
hot I always wish I had bought
a couple of more trees the pre-
iously cold Januray when the
Garden Club sponsored its an-
nual tree-planting campaign.
But when it’s so cold it’s kind
of hard to buy “out-of-season
summer merchandise.” But this
past week— during which we’ve
had 105-degree days and sev-
eral “century mark” read-
ings—the need for more trees
to provide shade and to help
keep the grass from kicking the
bucket is registered rather
strongly on the mind.
Maybe the club ought to take
advance orders, especially on
the hottest days of the year...
IT’S GOOD to see the long-
awaited work begin on U.S.
Highway 79 between Thrall and
In a relatively short time
we’ll be driving over a wide,
smooth highway in that area,
and chances are good for early
construction of the highway on
into Taylor. That will complete
that part of the highway in the
eastern part of Williamson
County, giving us a very good
highway that will not only make
driving more pleasurable but
should also stimulate more use
of the highway by all kinds of
travelers, thus stimulating the
If you’ve driven from Tay-
lor to Bartlett lately, you know
what kind of a road we’ll have,
because the Taylor-Thomdale
road will be just like the one
from Taylor to Bartlett, which
has just been completed. It’s
a pleasure to drive north these
UNDERSTAND some kids are
looking forward to the opening
of school and all of the activity
that goes with it.
The first day of school will
be Sept. 9—only five weeks
For Today From
The UPPER ROOM
O come, let us worship ahd
bow down: let us kneel be-
fore the Lord our maker.
PRAYER: Dear God and Crea-
tor of all things, we pause in
awe and wonder before the
beauty of Thy creation. We
thank Thee for giving us all
these things to enjoy and to
make our lives richer. Wilt
Thou touch our lives and re-
create in us the loveliness of
Thyself. In Christ’s name we
Boyle, who recently returned
from a vacation, is still peel-
ing from a bad case of sun-
WEST CHESTER, Pa. Iff) — Agi
Jambor Rains, fifth wife of actor
Claude Rains, was granted a di
vorce, after testifying he had
subjected her to indignities in
their marriage of less than six
Why Grow Old?
Counting Calories With Mate
By JOSEPHINE LOWMAN
Here is another exciting letter
from a Marathon winner. Most of
you know that I publish my 8-
Week Self - Improvement Mara-
thon each January and that in
August I print some of the letters
from those who have tried this
weight-reducing program. I just
have to share some of them with
you! Here is a letter I received
“Dear Mrs. Lowman:
“I am 5 feet 5 inches tall and
39 years old. Last January I sent
for your Marathon booklet and
started on Marathon on Febru-
ary first. I weighed 227 pounds
at that time! I was so self-consci-
“Now 11 weeks later I have
lost 42 pounds and weigh 185. I
have a big build and nobody be-
lieves I weigh as much as I do.
I am going to continue until I
reach 140 pounds. I can feel my
You may want to enlist the aid of your husband in
the problem of weight reduction as one Marathon
“winner” did. She and her husband counted calories
together, (p.s.—he lost 30 pounds.)
confidence coming back with
each pound I shed.
“I have been overweight for 20
years (ever since my first preg-
nancy) and thought I was doom-
ed to be fat for the rest of my
life. I’ve tried diets before but
just couldn’t stick to them.
“It is such a thrill to be taking
my clothes IN instead of trying
to figure out ways to get more
room in them. My dresses have
been taken in THREE times and
are now discarded for new, small-
“Women who have only a few
pounds to lose are lucky! Eighty-
seven pounds is an awful load to
be carrying around. My husband
has been a great help. He dieted
with me and lost 30 pounds. We
counted calories together—Bless
him! He is so pleased I’m slim-
ming down and has been a great
help. We have three children, the
oldest 19 and' the youngest 4.
“Thank you so much for giving
me that ‘gentle nudge’ I needed
to get started doing what I should
have done 20 years ago.”
The lesson in this letter is—
don’t blame it on having children
and it can be done! I do not know
why so many husbands and wives
don’t count calories together. It
has been my observation that
many overweight husbands like
If you would like to lose from
15 to 20 pounds in the next eight
weeks you may want my Mara-
thon booklet. Sent 10 cents and a
stamped, self-addressed envelope
with your request to Josephine
Lowman in care of this newspap-
(Released by The Register and
Tribune Syndicate, 1960)
-A- EPSON AT CONVENTION »
Parties' Foreign Policy
Planks Offer Contrast
BY PETER EDSON
Newspaper Enterprise Assn.
CHICAGO’—(NEA)—If foreign policy is to be the major issue in
this campaign, the two parties’ platform planks on international
affairs are worth comparison.
In a couple of oversimplified sentences, the Republican platform
offers more of the same—a continuation of Eisenhower administra-
tion policies of the past 7% years, which the President bragged
about in his Chicago speech.
The Democratic platform proposes a completely new look at all
U.S. foreign policies, with many important changes indicated.
Both platforms oppose communism and pledge continued support
to the United Nations, and nonrecognition of Red China, naturally.
The principal changes from 1952 and 1956 which the Republican
platform of 1960 suggests are on new issues, which have arisen or
been accentuated in the last four years:
1. Urge Israel and the Arab nations to undertake * negotiations
for settlement of their differences over trade boycotts, the Suez
Canal blockade, resettlement of Arab refugees and ending Arab
discrimination against American Jews. (Incidentally, these same
promises are made by the Democrats in their platform.)
2. Urge the United Nations to develop new international laws
applicable to the peaceful use of outer space.
3. Advocate suspension of nuclear tests in the atmosphere,
leaving to the president decision on when to resume underground
nuclear explosion testing.
4. Encourage countries in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa
and Asia to form regional groupings, following the examples of
the European Common Market.
5. Instead of proposing “liberation” of Russia’s captive satellite
nations, the Republican platform now says, “We do not condone
the subjugation of the peoples of Hungary, Poland, East Germany
. . . and other once-free nations.”
BY CONTRAST, THE DEMOCRATIC foreign policy planks pro-
pose a long list of new policies to “regain the initiative”—a dis-
carded Republican phrase, by the way—“with effective new poli-
cies to create the conditions for peace.”
Among the more important:
1. Create a new national peace agency for disarmament plan-
ning and research.
2. Review the U.S. system of pacts and alliances, shifting empha-
sis from military aid to economic development Wherever possible.
3. Overhaul and strengthen the U.S. Overseas Information
4. Expand world trade—which the Eisenhower administration
has already begun to promote—and seek new international agree-
ments which will assure fair competition and protect American
labor standards while raising labor standards abroad.
5. Revamp and refocus objectives, emphasis and allocation of
foreign aid to underdeveloped countries putting such aid on a long
6. Use U.S. agricultural surpluses as an effective tool of foreign
aid—the “Food for Peace” plan both parties endorse—and estab-
lish “food bank” reserves abroad.
7. Attempt to stabilize world prices on agricultural commodities
and raw materials.
8. Propose a broader partnership in the Atlantic community, en-
couraging European unity through the Common Market and adjust-
ing its relations to the other seven countries.
9. Negotiate with the Communists through diplomatic channels,
U.N. or summit.
10. Open lines of communication with U.S. opponents without
11. Welcome any evidence that Red China is prepared to cre-
ate a new relationship based on respect for international obligations
and release of U.S. prisoners.
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