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TSt REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS A^ONDAY, JUNE 18, 1951 MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEW^ «DA1LT CZCCFT 8UMDATI MT. mnon NEWS ESTABUSBED ISTI MT TCKMOM KEOISTEB ESTABLISHED 188S OOMBOUDATID SEFTEMBEB 38. 1920 t J TMOMPtOM ~» OUAn MCTCALV — ». L. MSBOBll —. .Buiines* Nei ..Edltoi Maoager K editor .Plant SuperiDtendeot MUIBU or THE ANOOUTK) PEE8S— fh« Awedatad PNw U «Mlari«tly MU«d to tk« aw fm th* pubUeatleo ot aii •MTt cr«dlt«a t« tl Of not otherwl* <«dit- la thl* p»p« and alio th* local nawi RabiUbad tbMla. •nt««d a* Second ClaM matter for trana- •ortatlon threurb the mailt at the Poet Otnee at Mount Vernon, Illinoia. under the •et of Mareb S. 1870. SUBSCAIFTIOH KATES Subicription* muai be paid in adran By nail, ialtereoe count; and ad- loinini eountie* per year 18.00 8 moi 83.75; 3 moe $3.25 I mo. 1.00 By mail outelde lefferaoD sod ad- Jolnini countleii within 250 milea: real $8 00: 6 mo* {5 00: 3 moe. $3.26 per alnrle montb 1.25 OutBidr 260 mile*, year $9.00: 8 moa $6 76: 3 moa $3 75: ona moDtb 1.80 Delivered by carrier In city per week M A Thought For Today For M » BBare shsll it come on all them that dwell on tho face of the whol* earth.—>21:S5. . • - • • * Ko divine terror will ever be found in the work of the man who wastes a colossal strength in elaborating toys; for the first lesson that terror is sent to teach us is, the value of the human soul, and the shortness of mortal time.—^Ruskin. EDITORIAL Theyll Do It Every Time By Jimmy Hatlo vi'ould the POLITICIANS OUGHT TO MAKE THIS "NEW YEAR" RESOLUTION IT 'S TOO LATE for New Year's resolutions, but maybe July 1 w be a good date for a fresh resolve, since that's the start of federal fiscal year, if nothing more. Anyway, here's a thought: Let our senators and congressmen re •olve not to utter again that battered, shopworn, overworked political cliche—"our American boys." To be brutally frank, too many of those who intone this phrase don't hare any real idea what "our American boys" are going through fai Korea. They are interested in the political value of the emotions •tirred by those words. If these lawmakers did care about our young men, they would have hastened to enact new taxes and other anti-inflation measures, they'd have voted for a real, immediate UMT, thy'd support a big defense program without invoking false arguments for economy, and they'd work for the most iron-clad system of political alliances with other free peoples—for our own selfish interest. Until they have taken this kind of courageous action, they cannot rightfully pose as the protectors of American youth. • • • PROOF OF THE PUDDING r )ERAL HIGHWAY AUTHORITIES may read with profit the recent conunent of an official of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. Federal men like to assail the super-toll road as an extra tax burden, as damaging to a state's regular highway web, as possibly hurtful to a state's economic life. Some facts in rebuttal: Since the Turnpike has been operating (13 years), Pennsylvania has spent more money on improvement of parallel routes than the toll road itself cost, and all these secondary highways are today carrying a full traffic load. New Industries have been established along the Turnpike route as markets have been brought closer. By-passed towns and cities have not suffered but have prospered more. And half the road's profitable itake-from tolls has been provided by out-of-state vehicls. Most Penn- iylvam*ans don't use It at all, and thus don't pay extra evpense. One wonders how long the Public Roads Administration will continue to regard such turnpikes as uneconomic and unwise. • • • ^ET IT FIRST HAND W HEN GENERAL Mac ARTHUR testified before joint Senate committees, he told senators it would do them good to go out to Korea and see what the fighting and civilian dislocation really is like. It was good advice. It's always good advice to suggest seeing 'things first-hand. That's why it makes sense that 16 House members have gone to Europe to talk to General Eisenhower and discuss the foreign aid program at close range. One of the brightest interludes in recent congressional history was that In 1947, when several serious-minded committees of Congress went to Europe to observe for themselves "what was needed there. To judge from hevarior on Capitol Hill in the last year or so, the lessons learned then seem to be fading. It's none too soon for a fresh look at the most important expance of free soil outside the United States. • • • THIS IS THE COY YEAR I N POLITICS there are lots of cycles. For instance, there seems to be a swing from frankness to coyness and so on, around the circle. In 1944 both Governor Dewey and President Roosevelt played it eagey. You couldn't get 'em to concede they even knew the conventions were coming up. In 1948, it was Just the opposite. Dewey, Stassen, Taft, Warren, all were avowed candidates on the Republican side. And Mr. Truman's plans were no secret. As we head for 1952, it looks like 1944 all over again. Nobody will •ay he wants the job. But don't worry. The White House won't need to advertise for a tenant Antwer to Prtviout Puzzle •ORIZONTAL IDepictcd is the llaff of 9 This nation formerly was caUed tlTdepboM part 14 Heraldic band 15 Wile MGoat Bnt «lope"";S. territory Morgan of JJSUk dealer hearin* 17 Pronoun 19 Month (ab.) 20 Vipers VERTICAL 1 Vagabonds 2 Epic SDeed 4 That is (ab.) 5 Roster estate ? Italian L sLat 'faU 9 Thus 10 Anger PuM AT TWE LOCAL RACQUETS CLOe REVUE REMEAf?SAL- i; PETER DSONS News Notebook OKAY, TAXPAYERS, YOU CAN RELAX ~ THAT S7,750,000 -DOOR STORY AIN'T SO ;20StreakiT 22 "Palmetto State" (ab.) 23 Heap 25 Seize 27Cica«rtz 28Winr-shaped . 29 Preposition to Tantalum (symbol) 11 Down 92 Abraham's hooia (Bib.) iH Prayer CQdiiif 39 Bound MPastty 39UBbIeacfaad «lWlpSB 4Tllaasur »e( 21 Laws 24 Scottish singer 26 Visigoth king 2SEsB«ntial oils 84 Bird of swallow family 86 Expunger 37 Cmstraint 42 Postscript (ab.) 43 Hebrew measure 44 Bade of neck 45 Town in Ireland 46 Otherwise 49 French coin 51 Mongolian .town 53 For example (ab.) 55 Giant king of Bashan •J- Bp «9Ck>ddesBoC infatuatfoo MThlsisa—, country illnplogr ttltsatapltf99i Mlnddanli MOo^y W ASHINGTON—(NEA) — Congresswoman Ruth Thompson of Michigan started a mild wave of protest the other day when she wrote in a news letter to the papers in her district that the new revolving door in the old House Office .Building cost $7,750,000, and that it weighed 3100 pounds. Publisher Gerald B. Herrider of the Manton. Mich., News-Tribune, wrote down that taxpayers in his part of the country would be interested in seeing what a seven- million-dollar door looked like. Capitol Architect David Lynn looked up the bill and found that the door cost only S7000. Also that it weighed only 900 pounds. Actually, there are two of the doors. The other one went in Senate Office Building's main entrance. They are bronze, revolving doors, very shiny and beautiful. The cost ran high because a lot of marble flooring, also worn, out, like the old doors, had to be replaced. Battle of Semantics The political campaign is really getting rough. Though presidential nominating conventions - are still a year away, political press agents are vieing to see who can put over the nastiest crack. Every new political campaign always seems worse than all others that have gone before. The next will be a lulu. Here are a couple of amples of stuff now flying around: GOP headquarters circulates campaign slogan invented by Rep. Charlie Halleck of Indiana. He says President Truman should run for third term on th^ premise, Vote for Truman, He kept us out of peace." CIO-PAC counters with "Old Republicans never die. They just seem that way." Truman the Explorer There are also copies of a faked circular letter being handed around. It goes like this: "Dear Fellow Traveler: "We are asking you to make a contribution for a bust of Harry Truman to be placed in the Hall of Fame ... It will be placed next to the bust of Christopher Columbus, who didn't know where he was goihg, didn't know where he'd been after he got back, and who went there on borrowed money." Democrats are trying to turn this gag into a compliment with the comeback: "Sure! Harry's the boy who discovered the real America, too." On Sea, and in the Air When Mary Jo Shelly, former Navy WAVE lieutenant, was made director of women in the Air Force, Pentagon wits coined this nifty: "Old Waves never die, they just get WAFted into the Air Force." Miss Shelly's appointment, however, has the uniformed gals a little steamed up. She was not only an outsider, she wasn't even a reservist in the WAVES. All three armed services have been claiming that they offered women a career. But now the gals want to know how it can be called a career if they can't get a shot at the top jobs, which are given to outsiders. Unlco~;0. K. Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, chairman of the crime investigations, recently got tangled up on a speaking engagement in Kansas City. It was arranged by Dr. D. M. Nigro, who had been named in hearings before Kefauver as having tried to get bail for Gus and Charles Gar- ELEaRICAL WIRING Complat* Supplies for R. E. A. LARGE SELECTION LIGHT FIXTURES USE WARDS PAYMENT PLAN Free Estimate Given Phone RI8 Ask for Mr. Pieroy MONTGOMERY WARD gotta, later freed on a robbery charge. Dr. Nigro is Kansas City head of Unico—which stands for Unity, Neighborliness, Integrity, Charity, Opportunity. Senator Kefauver was to speak before the Unico group. When it was learned that Dr. Nigro 's name had been mentioned in the hearings, Senator Kefauver was given a chance to withdraw his acceptance of the invitation to speak. But the senator said he had had both Unico and Dr. Nigro investigated, and they were okay. So he spcke on schedule. Iran Being Watched Soviet Russia has already explored Northern Iran's oil prospects, drilled and capped the wells, then camouflaged them by covering well locations with earth. Confidential reports say the drilling was done while Russians occupied the area during last war. Native Iranian populations were excluded from certain areas while Russians were there. After Russians pulled out, Iranians started investigating these areas, and uncovered well locations. Rigs, pums and all other machinery had been removed. But cement caps on some wells indicated 20-inch casing had been used to start the hole, and drilling carried to perhaps 10,000 feet. If Russians njoved in again, they could open holes, put pumps on foundations and start producing. No Economizing Congressional record on economizing—^which means cutting President Truman's $71 billion budget—still isn't making much headway. Senate has not yet completed action on any appropriation bills for the next fiscal years, which begins July 1. But the House has passed five money bills. They cover six agencies— Treasury, Post Office, Labor, Interior, Agriculture, Federal Security and a host of independent offices. For these agencies, the president asked $13,907 million. The House approved them for a total of $12,918 million. The cut- of $988 million, while important money, is only a little over 7 per cent. Slot Ban Tilts Offlcers' Clubs Officers' club on Army, Navy and Air Force bases are having a tough time surviving since passage of the law banning slot machines. This used to be a main source of revenue that kept the clubs solvent. All kinds of gimmicks have now been introduced to keep clubs out of the red. There are bi-weekly bingo parties. More punch boards and pin-ball games are bewg Installed. Prices of food, entertainment and drinks have been boosted sky-high, with result that the clubs are now as expensive as public restaurants and night spots. Most officers feel the law banning slots was pretty unnecessary. Occupational Hazard Korean war casualties have included more than 10 per cent of last year's West Point graduating class. The young second lieutenants assigned to infantry go into combat as platoon leaders, among whom ^sualties are always high. Of the 499 Military Academy grads of 1950, 10 have been killed in action, 30 wounded and eight reported missing in action. Three others died and four more were injured from non- combat causes. Communication The Doctor Says By EDWIN f. JORDAN. M.D. Written For NEA Service NOTICE Everyone interested In the Opdyke Cemetery being kept mowed, please send your donation to Oliver A. Jonas, Pr«s. So. 15th St, Mt. Vernon, 111, or H. E. Roon* Opdyke, HI. Mr. John Rackaway Sport Editor Ml, Vernon Register Mt. Vernon, 111, Dear John: A short letter of appreciation for the fine work you and your newspaper have done for this league and the Mt. Vernon club. It is only through a fine newspaper that Pro. ball is possible in a city as Mt. Vernon and you people have gone the limit to help. We can look for better baseball now as it takes about 30 days for a D league to get going and to weed out the weak players and replace them with better men. As the race tightens and the weather improves so will our crowds so we must all put our shoulders to the wheel and see that baseball survives this season and we will have overcome our biggest obstacle as this will be the test year in the minors. Hope tc get down that way soon and best of luck. Cordially. C. DUTCH HOFFMAN, Pres. Miss-Ohio Valley League Belleville, 111. POLICE COURT Fines assessed before W. O. Page in police court included: Willie Davis, $15.40 for disturbance; Julia Davis, $15.40 for disturbance; Donald Birkhead, $15.40 on drunk charge; Clyde Wells, $15.40 on drunk charge; Jim Hertenstein, $6.40 for illegal parking. Develop a Hobby Now anH Have Peace of Mind Later it was called to my attention recently that there are about thirty- one million men and women in the United States between 45 and 64 years of age. With the standards of health as high as they are now most of us will reach tho classical retirement age of sixty-five. Many will doubtless keep right on doing what they were before but many will be faced with the loss of their customary occupations. Never before in Our history have we as a nation looked forward to having so many or such a large proportion of elderly people. It raises new problems for us, both individually and collectively. The health of the elderly is certainly one of these. Just passing the age of sixty-five or any other particular year mark, does not mean that one has seen tiie last of good health and zest for life. Of course there are the ailments of later years but often these can be taken in stride and interfere little with what one wants to do. Whatever the reason, keeping the mind and body well occupied often seems to affect the health favorably. It is common experience to know some active person who stops work suddenly, has nothing to do and whose health deteriorates speedily. We all think this would not happen to us but it might. Indeed it seems also that those who have developed active hobbies and keep working at them keep their health and interest longer after giving up their main jobs than anyone else. Sometimes they actually accomplish more in some hobby than they did in their principle life's work. What all this leads to is that it is better to do a little planning (outside of the financial) before retirement suddenly strikes. And incidentally, though it is important enough — an active, healthy life in the later years will help to lessen the burden on younger people who have problems enough with making a living, raising children and the state of the world. It is well known that one's mind has a great deal to do with the physical condition of one's body. The later years of life should therefore be faced calmly, confidently, and with the definite object of making the most of them with the least possible strain on the younger generation. The World Today » » » » BY JAMES MARLOW Red Ryder to Appear at the MtVcrnon Drive-In Red Ryder, who appears daily in the Register-News Comic strip, will make a personal appearance at the Mt. Vernon Drive-In Wednesday, June 27th. The big redhead stands six feet five inches, largest of all western stars. Jim Barton, who takes the part of the popular Red Ryder, will be accompanied by the Circle C. Boys from WLS National Barn Dance, AdmLssion for this outstanding entertainment program will be 75c adults—kids free. MHnillllllllllillllllHHIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIINIIIIIIHINHIIHIillll PUBLIC SALE All personal property of DR. SARAH F, ARCHER, Deceased, will go on Aale at Auction at her home 2120 Richview Road Wednesday, June 20th AT 1:00 P. M. Included In the many Items are Living room Furniture and extra chairs; One S-piece bedroom suite; One antique posted bed with springs and mattress and dressing table; Big portable wardrobe; 2 rugs 9x12; Coffee table and portable sewing cabinet. Westlnghouse electric stove; Frlgldalre refrigerator; One large oil burning range; Breakfast table with four chairs; Several odd pieces of bedroom and dining room furniture; Kitchen utensils and Dishes. Miscellaneous articles too numerous to mention. REMEMBER I P. M. SHARP CASSEL RICHARDSON AUCTIONEER MocARTHUR IN POLITICS WASHINGTON, June 18.—General MacArthur is now up to his neck in politics, although perhaps not on his own behalf. He jumped in Saturday at Fort Worth when he made a full-scale attack on the Truman administra tion for the way it operates at home. He had returned to this country after an absence of 12 years, as a critic of the Truman administra tion's foreign policy. But now he has launched out as a critic of the administration's handling of domestic affairs, too. MacArthur made a whirlwind speaking trip through six Texas cities last week, defending and urging in five of them his views on how to win in Korea. • • • BUT IN FORT WORTH he never once spoke of Korea or foreign problems. He spoke there only of events at home. At Fort Worth MacArthur, who has been mentioned as a possible Republican candidate for presi dent, followed the favorite line taken by many Republican critics of the administration. He struck at what he called the "internal subversion and corrup. tion and detailed regimentation over our daily life . . . the drift away from our competitive system of free enterprise , , . the drift upward in the cost of bureacuracy ... the drift toward Socialism . the tax burden . . ." Senator Kerr, Oklahoma Democrat, reacted with this statement on MacArthur: "He's running for president as hard as he knows how. The Mac-Kado rides again.' • • • MacARTHUR HIMSELF. ALMOST at the moment he put foot on American soil in San Francisco last April when returning to talk to Congress, said: "I have no po litical aspirations whatsoever." And to a reporter who asked him last week in Texas if he would seek the presidency, MacArthur said "no." But there is a certain amount of elasticity in both statements for in neither of them did MacArthur say he wouldn't accept the Rep- lican presidential nomination if it's offered to him, • • • BUT THE TRUMAN ADMIN- ITRATION, when it stripped him Today In WASHINGTON PUBLIC SALE I Will Sell at Public Auction at 202 EAST WASHINGTON ST. FLORA, ILL. THURS., JUNE 21, 1951 Beginning promptly at X o'clock P. M. 8 -foot McCray meat ease, like new. 2 sets Dayton scales, like new. Hobart meat grimier. Meat block and knives. Double eiectrie pop cooler, ?ifatlonal cash retistcr. Allen Wales addlni machine. Service counter, Walk-in eiectrie cooler. Eiectrie fan, Heatinf stove. TERMS—CASH JOHN GALBRAITH Owner COL. BRAD HENSON, Auctioneer Need Venetian Blinds?... Then call Green's Venetian Blind Service and find out just how easy you can have them. We do the whole job from a free estimate to installing your blinds at one low price. We manufacture our own Venetians right here in Mt. Vernon thus enabling us to give prompt service. You can have your choice of GALVABOND STEEL or SPRING TEMPERED ALUMINUM slats with any color of tapes you like! Spend Wisely! SEE US FIRST! • We Will Be Closed for Vacation From July 15 to Aug. 1 Venetian Blinds Our Business—Not a Sideline! ^GREEN'S I ^Falrfield Road Venetian Blind —Service Mt Vernon. III. i Phont 7103^ MT. VERMOIV Drive-ln Theatre Last Times Tonlte JOAN LESLIE — JAMES CRAIG NORTHWEST STAMPEDE Tuesday FAMILY NIGHT # fl.OO PER CAR PAUL LANCTON — JEAN ROGERS "FIGHTING BACK" SE SURE—INSURE WITH JOHNSON &ESTES INSURANCE AGENCY ALL FORMS OF INSURANCE 601 S. 10th St. on Virginio Av«., Mt. Vernon, IIL Phone 3502 HAS YOUR HOME GROWN IN VALUE? Most homes increase in value through the years due to alterations and improvements ... or because of the addition of new furniture, furnishings, and personal possessions. Perhaps your home values today exceed the amount of insurance now carried. Let's show you how a simple Inventory will prove whether or not you would be adequately covered in event of fire or other catastrophe. Phone... Write... Coll Tel. 3502 It •y AtMcl«<«4 Prui SENATE: Continues debate on money bill for government independent offices (10 a. m.) Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees consider proposals for concluding hearings into ouster of Gen. Douglas MacArthur (8 a. m.) Banking Committee continues consideration of bill to extend the Defense Production Act (12:30 p. m.) HOUSE: Considers routine bills (10 a. m.) Banking Committee continues consideration of hill to extend the Defense Production Act (8 a. m.) Republican House members meet to discuss new tax bill and other matters (12:30 p. m.) YOUR MANNERS .ybz-dcanintspailinpgoing You have something to tell an- others groivn-up as .soon as • child leaves the room. WRONG: Say. "I have something to tell you later." RIGHT: Realize that the child will probably know what you mean —that you have something to tell you don't want to hear — and so say nothing until he actually does leave the room. of all his commands, inflicted upon him one of the greatest humiliations ever dealt a general in military, history. And now that MacArthur has attacked the administration in both the foreign and domestic fields, it is clear his feelings against the administration is intense in all directions. So even if he is never rewarded with the Republican nomination it undoubtedly will be a satisfac tion to him if he can help brim about the administration's defeal in the 1952 elections. NEAL BROTHERS ROOFING COMPANY Genuine Ru-Ber-Oid Rooflny, Siding & Rockwool InsuIatloB Office: Mt. Vernon, IIL smmu _ Today and Tues. LANZA — Your 'Be My Love' Star Has Captured the Town! MAMOUNZA: ..TKNEW • II018F : MIUONS! o Color hf ^ TECHNICOLOR • o e O u o 6 O o o o o. THfCP^AT CARUSO ««»LANZA ««BLYil mnn -Feature Shown- 2:27 - 4:42 - 6:57 - 9:12 (4 FOX THEATRES Continuous Daily From 2:00 P. M. Today thru Wed. -Feature Shown- 2:53 - 5:02 - 7:11 - 9:20 eooi. Today and Tues. 2- FIRST RUN HITS-2 2nd BIG HIT Her Kiss Was » Crimson Curse! GrpsyfuRy VIVICA UNDFOKI —1

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