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PAGE TWO Cbc1Bcws*ipalladtum (A dally newspaper published regularly except Sundays and holidays at Michigan. Oak and Colfax, Benton Harbor. Michigan, and representing consolidation of the Dally Palladium and the Evening News.) THE NEWS-PALLADIUM, BENTON HARBOR, MICH. EDITOIt AMI rilBl.lSHKK, STANLET . BAN YON Entered as second claw matter February 29. 1904 at the postoffice at Benton Harbor, Michigan, under the ac t of Congress on March 3, 1879. These Days By George E. Sokolsky (('Wright 1SHJ), Kiii( Features Syndicate. Ine.) K K K P THE SHOW OX TIIK Volume 76. Number Member of The Associated Pies*, SKA Scrrlre tat Audit of Circulalioni. Telephone: WA 5-0022 The Associated Press Is entitled exclusively to the use for publication of all the local news printed in this newspaper as well as all AP news dispatches. , , an uren countM one year $1200; six months S7.00; three months $4.00 Elsewhere- one year $17.00; six months $10.00; three months »6.W; one month 52.00. These rates tor delivery by mall apply to R F D route* and towra where the delivery by News-Palladium carrier Is not available Heiedotus wrote a ureat deal but one of his most used sentences Is: "Neither snow nor rain nor hesu nor gloom of night stays those couriers from Ihe swift completion of (heir appointed rounds." It is used by (lie Postoffice to ivd- veitlse its function. Of course. these days of high costs, (lie Postoffice is not perfect in carrying out thus lask and we s o m e t i ni e . wait f o r m a i l longer than we should, but then Were It left for me lo decide whether ire should hare furmuant without newspapers or newspaper! without government, 1 not hesitate lo prefer the latter.--Tbomai Jefferson. Subscription £,,,: By Ma^Allegar, Ca,, Van Buren countl«. ?^?enl| 0 ta'fo^tofn- ciencies and even lo become increasingly less efficient ourselves. If we apply what Herodotus had to say to government, using current dialect, we might say that one of the tasks of the day is to keep the show on the road. The depression made the government too large mi institution and employed too many persons at favorable salaries with routinized fringe benefits which had the effect of rewarding the inefficient as well as the efficient, the well-trained equally with the less-trained and making a job permanent by what is called tenure. · * · _ The" theory during the depression was that because a person was born, he or she, whichever it might be, was enlitled to two things: a government guaranteed livelihood and a vole. The former pleased the citizen; (he latter, the politician. Then came World War II and millions of young people, male and female, were withdrawn from the population and put to work in some kind of soldiering. Of course, both the THEY ALWAYS COME THROUGH : Bcntoii Harbor-Fairplaiii Exchange club Good Fellow newsies did it again Friday, dale of the club's 32nd annual sale of News-Palladiums for Ihe Christmas fund. Excliangeites, fanning out over the city and into the suburbs, brought in a grand total of §4,558.31 to bring the 1BC1 total--for the week-end--to ?8,350, or only $150 short of the 1961 campaign goal of ?8,500. Thus, Ihe $8,oOO mark is certain to u e reached, and probably passed, within the next few days. It was a magnificent accomplishment, and everyone who has contributed to the Christmas fund, either through direct contributions or purchase of The News- Palladium's Good Fellow editions, deserves unreserved praise for a job well done. It was achieved through the spirit of Christmas Riving and guarantees that not a single needy family, faced by disappointment and sorrow, will have to go without a bountiful Christmas dinner, and the fund will continue to function through the year ahead to banish distress. We 1'eel that everyone has been blessed and will find their own holidays made more joyful and self- satisfying. One of the most satisfying things about the Good Fellow enterprise each year is that it is a community effort in which those of all walks of life and all circumstances, participate voluntarily and with inward gratification. It it wholly a volunteer activity and impressive evidence of the fundamental goodness of the American ;eop]e. males and (lie females felt they were performing beneficially and Just One More! MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1961 ROUMY ACCWENT VICTIM Do You Remember? 50 Years Ago W. E. Rowe, the West Main (reel grocer, lias purchased Ihe . C f J - N ' ° Sb °TM nobly for their country. I have often wondered why the public took world War li more seriously than the first war of this kind, except perhaps that a few knew what, they were lighting for and still fewer knew .oday what il wnx all about and who won the war. Be that as t may, many were killed, more were wounded, cities were blasted and hearts were brokn. The task, during the war and t * i l l c LOdr., U U J J U K Again may we say "thanks, Good Fellows!" You sln TM. has been to keep govem- liavc made us proud to be the citizens of this fine comment function i n £ and that has m unity--a community that has compassion, faith and' p r o v e d a most dlfficult task »"- good will. TALKING WITH ANIMALS One 9f the recurrent stories is that ifi some tUstant golden age men were able to talk with animals. Even in our times, no one who has ever watched a boy and his dog together for any length of time can doubt that some form of understanding between human beings and animals is possible. Skepticism appears when it is suggested that such rudimentary communication might be developed to encompass speech and the direct transfer of ideas between man and other species. That sounds too much like a fairy tale. Yet scientists are seriously at work on-this problem. Tentative results of their'research indicate that talking with animals is not as remote a possibility as one might suppose. Trail-breaking work in this field has been done by Dr. John C, Lilly, whose experiments lead him to believe that before long men and dolphins may be able to converse. Why the dolhin, rather than, say, the dog or some other familiar animal ? Because the dolphin has a brain as large as a man's and can express itself vocally. To the unimaginative, the whole business may sound a bit silly. It is not so at all. A little thought will point up various ways in which it would be useful to be able to speak directly with animals. There is another aspect of the matter which comes to the fore, now that inter- pliinetarylnivel begins to seem likely. If we learn to communicate with other species on the earth, we may have a belter chance of understanding Hrid being understood by forms of life encountered on other planets. No one knows whether such encounters will ever take place. But if they do, space explorers may be able to communicate with beings from other worlds because of research by Dr. Lilly and his colleagues here on earth. QUICT SII.VEK SHIFT Not many holders of the U. S, paper currency marked "silver certificates" have walked into tiie Treasury Department lo ask for the equivalent in silver bullion. At ienst not in recent times. It' is still possible to do so, but it will not be so for long if the administration follows through with Us recently announced plans to . abrogate llie exchange privilege. recovered be passed back to the consumers of electricity? This question Is based on the not unreasonable assumption that the rate.s to consumers originally reflected the cost of electrical equlpmenl purchased from those companies th»t conspired to fix prices. This may not alway* have been the case, but II musl have been in a number of Instances. The matter Is complex. There i/* u.^cu~: till. i;AV,lliilkgl, |JI I V llCgL , * n v ma t w i IO W W J J IJJiU A, J lit iC Suspension ol the conversion ,"' *" pr * n K pcl litigation belore .^..n-- ..-,_u... i. -T,-- .. d a m a e s II a privHcge relative to silver certificates would be reminiscent ol a similar action taken toward gold certificates In the early 1930s. The furor caused al lhat lime threatened lo rock Hie Franklin Roosevelt administration to Its very foundation. This will hardly be repeater! now by the silver advo-i cates. j Ending the exchange privilege on silver certificates would complete the demonetization of the nation's paper currency. This action can probably be carried off without much stir. Per people have Ion5 since got used lo tlie idea ol their paper money being muti uj uifii piuKT money DCIIIK ,,. .1 . v^ , fi backed mainly by the faith and '' l ' s , °? '° c hp l «9 °TM « r «"» rrniit nf ih,. iimt,.,i c»,,t ni . T..I.,,., Ol siutlonls In nationwide tests. damages, II any. are determined by the courts. The complexity of these suits jsliould not be silowed to obscure Ihe (act thai Ihe consuming public, as well as those utilities compsnles that have Hied suit, has it stake In the outcome. NOT GRADKS AI.OXK High grades in school tell much prospective college im- le. but they do not loll everything. This is emphasized anew by Wilbur J. Bender, who for years was dean of admissions al Harvard University. He questions (lie advlsablllly of limiting art many lapsed, empires fell, colonies were set free, new governments came Into existence and those who managed states were novices and amateurs who were caught with responsibilities beyond their ken and abilities. Attempts al establishing a world slate, or a world union, or a world organization were proposed in many forms but out of it all came the United Nations which started with 51 members and h« now grown to 103 members and the growth has not yet come to an end. Every incli of the earth Is permitted lo assert thai II U a stale except Katanga which is forbidden .self-determination. If Mongolia may be a free slates, why not Katanga? This puzzle has not been solved by anyone nor can it be understood why American jels and Irish troops are used to keep Katanga a part of the Congo but only Russian t a n k s were used to kill the people of Hungry. If the United Nations is lo go in for promiscuous killings it might kill some of those whom the Russians want to keep alive. It seems as though the United Nations sped- alizes In fighting those whom the Russians hale. * * » Keeping government on lite road Is a very difficult task in these days when a program i s I ara " le hard lo keep fixed (or more than « few moments. Our Secretary of State. Dean Rusk, rushes off to Europe to compose such a pro- sr»m with our allies wlmm we :iave helped to remain alive, but they have programs of their own. Let. us not be too excited about Ibat, /or In (he end, they will know lhat we shall either stand together or fall together and that if (he United states Is unable lo maintain a program, the whole western world will col- . , - ' ( ( f- , Son on PiPcstone street and toot; possession this morning. Mr. Roive will continue (o do business in his store on Main street until the first of (lie year, after which lie will move his stock to the store just purchased. Miss Flossie Apple, who held the position as bookkeeper with OsboniB i- Sou, began her new duties in the office of Dr. B. G. Watson today. Miss Edna Haitman, who was formerly employed in Dr. Watson's office, has accepted a position as bookkeeper with the W. II. Woodley Hardware Co. H. R. Ells left today for Kal- mazoo, where he will be with the Kalamazoo Stationary Co leaving the Western Blank Book Co.. with which he has been connected for some time. He will lease his farm north of the city. 2,5 Years Ago Twenty-eight thousand tliree hundred and ninety-eight dollars was formally allotcd lo Benton Harbor today for Ihe improvement of the city's airport on ground formerly part of the Michicago golf club on Territorial road cast of the city limits. Today marked the formal open- Ing of (lie enlarged, redecorated and newly equipped Fidelity Drug store in the Fidelity building Pipestone and Michigan streets. ft is one of the cily's most popular establishments and has undergone extensive alterations and Improvements representing an investment of several thousand dollars lo modernize. Miss Norma Kile, a Michigan Slate college student, arrived home today to spend the holidays with her uncle, and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Hile, Gfil Broadway. Charles and Dean Forburgcr return next week from Purdue university to spend the holiday vacation with their pnrenls, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Forburger, Britain Sees More State Jobs Forecasts Gain Of Some 135,000 DETROIT (AP)-Thcre will be an employment gain of 135,00 persons In Michigan next year, a Michigan State University economist has predicted. Dr. Eli P. Cox. director of the MSU Bureau of Business and Economic Research, told an Econom ic Outlook conference Friday tliat as Michigan started returning to its former economic levels its in liustry and commerce in 1962 would be governed in large par! by out-of-state forces. He told the 60 representatives of Detroit-area companies attending that these were "forces whicl create demand (or Michigan's products and services." Cox said "it generally is believed Michigan's economy has fluctuated more widely than the nation's on ups and downs. This still is true on downswings because of structural unemployment in the state." apse. Good sense rather than inordinate priile musl prevail. Our major difficulty is that In (he wwtern world there are too many cooks--too many men whose varieties of greatncw have (o be reconciled Until a program cun be 'itted together as it was during .he past two wars. This Is what we face at the present moment *nd we either find a path ( 0 mlty or accept defeai. Authorities say the AclanT's ap- Is the most sensitive spot in he human body. 10 Years Ago Vcre Beckwith, Benlon Harbor banker who lias served as chairman of tlic Benton Harbor market board for the past 20 years, will step out of the post after Dec 31 Mr. nml Mrs. Neal LaVanway, 537 Division street, have received word from (heir son, Meal B. La- Vayway. lhat he lias been initiated into Hie Kappa Sigma Kappa, international fraternity, at Western Michigan college, Kalamazoo, ami presented a life membership certificate. May Street Grocery Oivner Gpr- ald Bywater. 131 East May .street, was Issued Hip only building permit given in the city of Benlon jlnrbor last week, according to Building Inspector W. S. Bellows Contractor I,. C. Hartman requested the permit for Bywater lo build a 20x38 foot addition lo the ero- cery. Postmaster Anne C. Parsal announced this morning Iho cance!- ialloii at Ihe Benton Harbor post- office reached an all time high Plan Opening Of freeway In Grand Rapid* LANSING (AP)-The opening of seven-tenths of a mile long stretch of freeway next Friday will mark the completion of the nitial phase of the $5fl million North-South Grand Rapids Freeway, the Stale Highway Depart- nenl reports. State Highway Com- nissioner John C. Mackie Grand Rapids Mayor Stanley J. Davis and other stale and local officials will participate in an opening ceremony, the Department said. The section to be opened Friday Is elevated and was built at a cost of more than $10 million, including right-of-way, the Department said Laivton Honor Roll LAWTON - Principal Robert Arends of the I/awlon Community schools has released the following honor roll (he second marking period. Seniors -- Sharon Conklin, Charles Dunham, Susan Hoyt Carolyn Irona, Gail Kilgore, Ed Slilrkcy, Mary Ann Siadtlander and Diane Terry. Juniors -- Norma Bigelow Kalhy Bray, Don Goddard, Phyllis Hissong, Marion Wasko, Kay Wolonlk and Linda Wright. Sophomores -- Ida Cimnnings, Pat Slepliayit, Betfe Jean Teale ami Pal Thomas. Freshmen -- Linnea Bray, Ron- aid Harrell, Bety Ozanich, Phyllis Seller, Robert Shirkcy and Terry Wolownik. Monday witti a count of 150,000 pieces of mail. This count rtid not credit of the United States. Things fccm to work out fine lliat way -except lhat most ol us still haven't enough of the "long green." TI1K f'UBf.fC'.S STAKK The /Ding of damage suits by ·M. utility companies against 21 electrical manufacturing firms convicted ol price-fixing raises once again a question to which relatively little attention has teen paid. The question Is this: H nil). Hy firms recover damages, should not at least part of the sums -- nationwide tests. The point is well taken. Had such a plan been In force a! Harvard in years pa.il, Dean Bender notes, Ihree of her best known grnrluatM probably would not have been admilkd. Thes« are the Iwo Roosevelto, Theodore and Franklin, and Henry Cabot Lodge who was the GOP vice presided tlal candidate in I960. Because tlicsc three unusual men were not lop students does no mean lhat indifferent scholar- snip leads lo success, rt docs f'^wh," 11 ! 1 olher wastes lhan an ability to get high grade* are Important, also, SPECIAL; THIS WEEK CHRISTMAS IN HI-FI Y««r Fiv«rili Christmas Music WorU Fimout Rtcoriint »rti*1» 6.05. 9:00 P, M. NOEL May the Splril of C H R I S T M A S nl! JOK hf »rt with Joy, WHFB-FM 99.9 THE VOICE Or SOUTHWESTERN MICHIIM Readers 9 Forum All letter* most can? «·- plet* name ant addn» of tbc writer although pvfl ntnui or initials m»y be owd mt tbc editor*! discretion. Letter* tm- d e r 20t words will nceh* preference. The right k referred to art an letter*. "UNMATCHED" Editor, The News-Palladium: The 1961 United Community Fund Campaign has drawn to a close. Pledges this year amount to approximately $370,000, or about $10,000 more than was raised In 1960. Although this total is still $15,000 short of the 5385,000 goal, the Twin Cities Community has shown once again its belief in * federated campaign. We would like to express our sincere grtHude to you and your staff for the excellent support given to the United Fund by The News-Palladium. Your coverage of the activities of the participating agencies, your timely news stories of the campaign, and your employes' own personal pledges were outstanding. We are certain your backing Is _ major reason for the overall success of the United Fund. Your paper's coverage of United Fund matters is unmatched by any other newspaper in Michigan. Again, many (hanks for your help. Sincerely, EDWARD J. CAMPBEU, ELWYN G. RANSOM C a m p a i g n C o - Ch a i rtnen Decatur Masons To Seat Officers DECATUR -- Glenn Smiley of Bangor will install new officers of Decatur L o d g e No. 99, ?. A.M., in a public ceremony at 8 o'clock Friday evening. The officers are Richard Barrett, worshipful master; Kmil Knoska, senior warden; Malcolm Confer, unior warden; Willis Bates, senor deacon; Charles Graham, jun- or deacon; Guy Congdon, secre- ary; Dan Fox, treasurer; and Clarence Oatman, tyler. · QUA POCAttONTAS · JEWEL POCAHONTAS · IERW1ND IRIQUETS · CAVALIER STOKER · REDIAR · FIRE KIM · FIREPLACE COAL (CAMEL COAL) WA S-1149 PEOPLES Cool Oil Co. FAMILY'S GIFT UM Regent Gets Kiss, Big Check ANN ARBOR (AP) - "I'm thunderstruck" said retiring Un versiiy of Michigan Regent Dr Charles S. Kennedy Friday nigh after pretty Joyce L. Harlan step ped up and kissed him. The kiss was accompanied by $10,000 scholarship check for the univeraity in Kennedy's name, a Bift from Miss lUrlau'i family Her father is C. Allan Harlan Detroit businessman and a member of the Michigan State TJniver sity Board ol Trustees. In 1*41 Dr. Kennedy, a Detroit physician, performed an operation on Miss Harlan that saved her life. The 20-year-old coed was only .wo months old then and the oper ation cured a congenital interns ailment. Kennedy and the Harlans have been close friends ever since. The presentation took place at a Board of Regents meeting in which Kennedy, 74, and Otto E. Eckert of Lansing officially retired. Both or- itlnally were elected in 1915. Lesinski Is Cleared Not Linked To Racial Newsletter LANSING (AP) - An investigation has shown that U. Gov. T. John Lesinski had no prior know- edge of a newsletter which injected a racial issue into the recent First Congressional District primary, Gov. Swainson said last week. The seven-week probe by State 'olice failed to uncover the au- hors or sponsors of the news- etter, which was distributed to homes and identified some candidates u Negroes. "The Investigation revealed Le- iinski had no connection whatsoever with the publication and no stigma should attach to this fine public servant." Swainsoa saM. MSU^ranted 2 Million For Building EAST LANSING (AP)-The Na- lonal Institute of Science has authorized a $2 million building grant for Michigan State University, it was announced at the MSU Board of Trustees meeting The grant will be used to coo- truct new buildings for the biochemistry, surgical and medic*! departments. Other gifts and grants accepted by the trustees Jotaled 1968,803. It's All In 4 Nutshell MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Air Materiel Area headquarters at Srookley air force base is buy- ng 966,000 pounds of pecan, almond and walnut shells. The contractor promised to oss in some peach, cherry and pricot pits for good measure f h e going rate is 3 cenls a pound, the air force said. The shells and seeds will be round up and blasted through et engines to clean them. Sand nd other abrasives have been used i n the past. The air force ld it is swilching to nut shell* ecause they're cheaper and asierjm^ the Jet engines. HELP PATIENTS ,? OBLES - Members of the Wiling Workers club wrapped ackages recently for patienls at he state hospital in Kalama- to brlghlen their Christ- MAET moan WATER VLIET FURNITURE Own MM, *, Omr FAMOUS MAKES frl. »-» _ g.,, GOP Eyes Louisiana Hot Congressional Election Tomorrow SHREVEPORT, La. (AP)-OM of the hottest two-party political fights in Louisiana in years winds up Tuesday when the 4lh District elects Us new congressman. A larger-tban-normal absentee vote in the largest of the north- wed Louisiana district's seven parishes Indicated high interest la the 1 election between Democrat Joe D. Waggooner and Republican Charlioc H. Lyons Sr. BIG FAVORITE Waggonner, 43, of Plain Dealing, a member of the State Board of Education, remained a strong favorite to succeed the late Rep, Overtooo Brooks despite the vigorous campaign by Lyons, 67, Shreveport oilman. The district has not elected * Republican since 1873. Both candidates are .segregationists and extreme conservatives. Their platforms are similar. UPHILL FIGHT An indication of the degree of Lyons' uphill struggle is iq the district's registration figures. About 97 per cent of the 95,221 registered voters are Democrats. The Republican presidential ticket, with more than 40 per cent of the vote, led both the States Rights party's unpledged elector! lincluding Waggonner) and tha Democrats in the 1960 election. At the same time, however. Brooks defeated Republican Fred Mcdanahan 48,286-16,827. Brook* died Sept 16. «^ IRATE PARENTS Deer Story Backfires On Neighbor PHOENIXVTLLE, Pa. (AP)-John Gentile caused a major upset in his neighborhood over the weekend. When youngsters stopped to ook at a deer lying In his back- r ard awaiting butchering, Gentils old them it was one of Santa's eindeer and that Santa wouldn't be able to make the rounds this 'ear. Irate parents said their children came home in tears. Oentile, who said he "didnt :now the kids would take it to heart," agreed to visit each home and tell the children it wasn't rue. Cleveland, Ohio, is the home of the world's largest welding quipment factory. For fufl details an PURE Meeting OH, Automatic Oil DeDvery Serriee, and our Budget Heoting Plan ct* WA 5-2107 Priebe Bros. OIL COMPANY jf/nn «mg\ Fatrplato Wnterrltet W. Main Benton Harbor Peoples Savngs Association