Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 4, 1969 · Page 4
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4—A THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1969 MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS 118 North Ninth Street, AAt. Vernon, Illinois 62864 (DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY) MT. VERNON NEWS ESTABLISHED 1870 MT. VERNON REGISTER ESTABLISHED 1882 CONSOLIDATED SEPTEMBER 28, 1920 EDWIN RACKAWAY . - Editor WM. C. RACKAWAY .. Business Manager ORIAN METCALF News Editor JOHN RACKAWAY ...Sports Editor GUY HENRY City Editor NADINE ALLISON ROBERT K. THOMPSON CHARLES DEITZ _ .. Society Editor _ .Advertising Manager _ Plant Superintendent MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to usi» for the publication of sll news credited to it or not other­ wise credited in this paper and also the local news puuiished therein. Second Class Postage paid at Mt. Vernon, Illinois SUBSCRIPTION RATES Subscriptions must be paid in advance By Mail, Jefferson County end adjoining counties, 1 year.. ..$ 9.00 4 months $6.00; 3 months $3.50; 1 month ._ _ $ 1.25 3y mail outside Jefferson and adjoining counties within 150 miles; 1 ye a r $12.00; 6 months $8.00; 3 months $5.50; per single month $ 2.50 Outside 150 miles, 1 year $15.00 6 months, $8.50; 3 months $6.00; 1 month $2.75. Delivered by carrier in city per week _ 40 A Thought For Today He said to them, "Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."—Luke 20:25. o o 'j' (y~ " o Whatever makes men good Christians makes them good citizens. —Daniel Webster, American statesman. Editorial . . . Colleges: Light To The Future "I ACK OF RELEVANCE" is one of the more polite epithets •"that rebellious youths are hurling at the beleagured administrations of America's colleges and universities. The knowledge being dispensed to them is not relevant to the realities and needs of present-day society, they charge. In the eyes of an extreme minority, a college degree, like a drnft card, is a symbol of a morally corrupt Establishment and is something for burning. One prominent educator admits that our educational sv*iem is not adapted to the needs of today. But it never has been, adds Lee A. DuBridge, presiden of California Institute of Technology and recently chosen by Richard Nixon to be presidential science adviser. w * * "Education is not for today," says DuBridge. "It is OF the past and it is FOR the future." The troubles of today, the ghastly disruptions and grisly scenes of violence which have taken place on some campuses, are not due to the failures of our system, claims DuBridge, but to its successes. We have brought higher education to 50 per cent of our young people, providing more and better opportunities to more of them than at any time in history. Why not 100 per cent? Scholarship and research have shed light on many problems which have puzzled the human intellect. Why are some problems still unsolved? A few hundred years ago no one understood anything about the nature of the universe, and everyone was apparently happy. Today we are overwhelmed with knowledge— and we scream with pain because we don't know everything. • • * Once our colleges taught almost nothing except Latin. Greek, philosophy, theology and jurisprudence, and they were regarded as the pinnacles of civilization. Today they teach everything that the human mind has learned—and are accused of living in the Middle Ages. Because higher education has been so successful in so many areas, says DuBridge, it is now said to'be a colossal failure because success is not yet visible in every sphere of human concern. And yet, there are six million students now in college, and more are seeking admission every year. Americans are spending $15 billion a year on higher education, and this will increase by 10 per cent or more each year. When times are - changing slowly, then past, present and future merge into one continuous pattern. But in times of rapid change, the present appears to be a discontinuity between the past and the future and no educational policy seems adequate to bridge the gap. • « * Turmoil is an inevitable characteristic of a rapidly changing world, and an educational system not in turmoil, DuBridge points out, would be one that is surely dead. Imperfections there are. But these imperfections are going to be cured, says DuBridge, "not by wrecking but bv improving the structure which carries the torch of learning, the torch of civilization, on to future generations." This and That Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Zebedee's son (Bib.) 6 Seat oneself on a horse ii Expunges 13 Symbolic ensign 14 Unruffled 15 Dress 16 Youngster 17 Wife of Aegir (myth.) 19 Bind 20 Crafty 21 Breed 22 Abstract being 23 Biblical mountain the brain MOWN 1 Witticisms 2 Small area 3 Constant sufferer (coll.) 4 Compass point 5 Oriental coin 18 Altitude (ab.) body 6 Entangle 24Mimicker 36 Theater usher 7 Canadian 25 Uncommon 37 Audacity province (ab.) 26 Wild hog (slang) 8 Combined 27 Grafted (her.) 38 Raced 9 Genus of 29 Flowering • 40 Yorkshire herbs tree 10 Woody plants 32 Field of 12 Continued pursuit stories 33 Legal plea 26 English monk 13 Watercourse 34 Auricle <'ft75l_745V -•- nrr ' -•• Letter to the Editor n ftf || II 1 © 1969 bf NEA, 7 hope you're noi planning to demonstrate on January 20th!" Promote 27 roes To Colonels Negi Mr. Edwin Rackaway 112 No. 9th Mt. Vernon , 111. Dear Mr. Rackaway: We are genuinely grateful to you for the excellent co-operation you have accorded this agency throughout 1968. The information regarding Federal farm programs that you communicate to the area fanners is an invaluable public service that we could not do without. The timely, accurate reporting of announcements and program particulars aids farmers in planning their operations for maximum incomes. The financial welfare of this locality is largely dependent upon agricul­ ture,t herefore, it is to the advantage of all of us to give the best information possible. Thank you for the courtesy that you have shown in the past. We hop that we can continue with the same rapport in 1969. Happy New Year. Coridally, Parker Pierce Chairman (673-745) 28 Chum 29 Put on 30 Bitter vetch 31 Equine tidbit '32 Solicitude 34 Exit 37 Catch (slang) 38 Carpenter's . gadget 39 Lamprey 41 Epoch 42 Golf teacher 43 Scottish negative 44 Go to bed 47 Oleic acid ester 50 Changed direction 51 Marked with depressions 52 Made a mistake 53 Passages in margin 35 Legislative city 45Choler 46 Crimson 48 Hawaiian wreath 49 Suffix 1 2 3 4 s 1 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 In 15 16 • • 18 • • • 20 1 1 I 1 22 24 25 • 27 a • 30; | 32 33 • 34 35 36 I ST • • 38 • | 39 40 41 . 1 1 42 1 1 43 44 4$ 46 47 46 49 M 51 52 53 4 By BOB HORTON AP Military Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The Army lias selected 27 Negro or- ficers for promotion to full colonel in a move to encourage more Negroes to make the service a career. The action will double the number of Negroes now rated "bird" coJonel and set the stage for possible advancement of more Negroes to the rank ot genera). In its long history the Army has had only two Negro generals—Brig. Gen. Fredie E. Davison, deputy commander of the 199th Light Infantry Brigade in Vietnam, and retired Brig. Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Sr. A Pentagon spokesman said the 27 Negroes were among 1,053 Army officers selected for advancement beyond "light'' colonel in a list drawn up last Nov. 6. Jac'v Moskowitz, a deputy secretory of defense specializing in civil rights matters, hailed the move as "bound to encoui'agc" more Negroes to aim for careers in the service. He said in an interview it is "proof" there is equality in the armed forces." Moskowitz acknowledged that the services have been relatively slow elevating Negro officers to higher ranks since segregated units were banned in 194*!, but "there's been a lot of spurring going on," he said. When President Harry S. Truman ordered the desegregation of military units in 1948, the Army had only one Negro colonel among its 1,306 black officers. In 1962, when President John F. Kennedy ordered a new look at equality in the services, there Were only six Negro colonels. The number rose to 10 in 1964, dropped to nine in 1965, then rose again to 16 in 1966 and to 2V by the end of 1967. "We used to get complaints from Negroes and civil rights organizations that Ihere weren't enough Negro officers in the higher levels," Moskowitz said. "We told them it was simply a matter of time and numbers." The Army Times, an unofficial military newspaper, predicted the Negro colonels' selection would have a 'ripple effect clear down to company grade officers." Latest Petagon ( figures show more than 300,000 Negro officers and enlisted men, or 8.9 per cent of the total active duty orce. But of all officers in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force, only 8,335 or 1 2.1 pet- cent are Negro. The Army has the largest Negro officer total with 5,471 or 3.4 per cent. CLAIMS INNOCENCE — Theodore A. Jones, director of the Illinois department of revenue, declares he is innocent of charges of federal income tax evasion. A federal grand jury indicted Jones Monday, accusing him of failure to report $16,787 over period of 1962 to 1965. (AP Wirephoto) Today In History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Saturday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 1969. There are 361 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1948, Britain granted independence to Burma. On this date: In 1642, Sir Isaac Newton, the English mathematician who discovered the law of gravity, was born. In 1896, Utah became the 45th state. In 1921, the Rockefeller Foundation announced that yellow fever had been wiped out n Ecuador. In 1936, the Nazis ordered military training for children in Germany. ' In 1945, during World War II, the U.S. First Army was hammering out gains against the northern flank of the Germans in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium. In 1946, after the' war, Gen. Douglas MacArthur invited 30 prominent American educators to help set up a democratic school system in occupied Japan. Ten years ago—A Soviet rocket passed within 4,600 miles of the moon before going into orbit around 1 the sun. Five years ago—Pope Paul VT began a tour of the Holy Land. One year ago—The U.S. government licensed what officials called the first clearly effective vaccine against mumps. Don't Just Stand There—Applaud!" Ml! Castro Hails Russia; Million Attend Rally Enormous Thefts In Thailand Navy Moves Civilian Who Disclosed Losses By GAYLORD SHAW Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy said Friday it terminated 1 the overseas assignment of a civilian inspector whose information revealed massive fuel thefts from U.S. military supplies in Thailand because military authorities . decided his presence in Bangkok was "prejudicial to the interests of the United States." The inspector, John McGee, was transferred to the Navy Fuel Supply Office near Washington as General Accounting Office investigators were draft- rg their report on the thefts. The report was released this week by Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wis. Jt said bribery, forgery, col fusion and government laxity led to the theft of at least 5.5 m;llion gallons of fuel intended for U.S. operations in Thailand, where hundreds of planes employed in the Vietnam war are based. The GAO said, however, that the thefts were so widespread it was unable to calculate the full extent of the loss to the government. In its reply Friday, the Navy cJaimed McGee's supervisor, ArJie Rankin, initiated "investigations into irregularities of handling petroleum products in (Ntwspoptt tnttrpriu Ann.) ENDS TUESDAY ferajjp Sat. & Sun. 3:00—5:00—7:00 and 9:00 P.M. in (he PAUL NEWMAN production aT rachel. rachel |mnm» m mm umnu] |fl TEMIORVSOM WUNER BRQS.-SEVEJI ARTS NATIONAL GENERAL CORPORATION Thailand ... in January 1966," nxre than a year before McGee arr.'ved in Bangkok. Rankin's reports led to investigations by the Air Force Office of Special Investigation, the Navy said. "The GAO investiga- t'on did not uncover any substantive new elements in the pilferage case that had not been reported previously by Mr. Rankin and-or the OSI investigators," it added. Thomas Jefferson's Monticello home would accommodate as many as 50 guests, according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. M t .VERHO PRIVE-IH THEATRE Rt. 148 Open 6:00 Ml 242-3783 Starts 7:00 ENDS SUNDAY ymmmmimmmmm I Draw first or eat dust! Stalk them ' [and shoot them f to glory! f EASTMANCOLORand SCOPE EDD GILBERT GEORGE BYRNES-ROLAND-HILTON and Introducing KAREEN 0'HARA Prosentsd by GOLDEN EAGLE FILMS, LTD. Released by RAF INDUSTRIES, INC. 2nd Feature At 9:05 M BREED ^pJI ©am T By FENTON WHEELER Associated Press Writer HAVANA (AP) — Fidel Castro's speech Thursday marking the 10th anniversary of his revolution indicated he and the leaders of the Soviet Union have decided to ignore some of their major differences. Speaking at a rally in Havana attended by an estimated million Cubans, the Cuban prime minister praised Cuba's ties with the "Socialist camp and especially its solidarity with the Soviet Union." A few months ago Castro was accusing the Kremlin of being niggardly with him, but on Thursday he said Soviet aid had "been decisive for this country in these difficult years." Relations between Castro and the Kremlin had ranged from cool to heated in recent years because the Cuban leader kept on proclaiming his determination to export revolution ,to overthrow various Latin American governments with which the Soviet Union was trying to improve economic relations. • Relations between Castro and Moscow reached their lowest point since the 1962 missile crisis when more than 40 Soviet- line Cuban Communists were purged last February. At the time, the Castro government accused the Soviet embassy of working against it. The improvement of relations apparently began with a speech Castro made in August supporting the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. Castro for some months also has hardly mentioned encouragement of guerrilla warfare and his regime seems to have turned inward to concentrate on its economic difficulties. This is a course the Soviets, Cuba's biggest financial supporter, have been urging for some time although there still is disagreement over downgrading of material incentives .for Cuban workers and the failure of Cuban planners to solve the island's food problems. Students of the Cuban revolution consider it unlikely that pro-guerrilla policy for peaceful revolution advocated by the Soviets. For example, banners saluting Che Guevara, Cuba's slain revolutionary idols and his slogans urging the creation of more Vietnams were prominent around the platform from which Castro spoke. Cuba's economic problem! were emphasized by Castro's announcement during his 2%hour speech of sugar rationing for Cuba's eight million people. On the ninth anniversary last year, Castro ordered gasoline rationing, and bread is now the only basic food unrationed. Emphasis On Science This Year Project Uplift Gives Microscopes To Schools Jefferson county's elementary and junior high schools will be recipients of microscopes next week. As part of the "emphasis on science" year, Project Uplift has purchased 30 Bausch and Lomb Zoomscope microscope? to be distributed to the county schools. Each attendance center will receive a 'scope" along with printed instructions for each teacher. Personal consultant help from Audrey Tomera, the Project science consultant, will be available for each school concerning microscope activities in which the students might participate. The zoom- scope is a metal framed, elementary microscope wiiich will magnify from 50 to 200 times without constant re- fecusing. Its zoom- lens operates somewhat like the zoom lens on a camera. The simplicity o.f operation and student- proof na*ure of this piece of equipment should make it' an asset to the schools' science programs, The Project has also purchased two sets of prepared . slide to use with the microscopes, and 50 specimens representing microscopic plant and animal structures are available. These can be used with the zoom scopes or with a micro projector. The micro projector is also a new audio- visual item at the Project Uplift Center. As its name suggests, this piece Castro ever will abandon his of equipment magnifies slide 1 DRY CLEANING SPECIALS For Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Jan. 6—7—8 LADIES' DRESSES Only IT LADIES' AND MEN'S TROUSERS OR SLACKS -Only Quick Service At Regular Price Only AMERICAN LAUNDRY & DRY CLEANING 1213 Broadway Phone 242-6315 Mt. Vernon, Illinois materials and then p r ojects them on a screen. Such apparatus will allow for large group viewing of living and non- living materials, whereas a microscope can be used by only one individual at a time. NEWS BRIEF SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sunday will be "Bob Hope Day" in. California, as he receives a creative citizenship award from Gov. Ronald Reagan. The comedian has just returned from —entertaining Am can troops in Vietnam. BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Actress Connie Stevens, 31, wife of singer Eddie Fisher, gave birth to a 5-pound, 5-ounce daughter Thursday. The baby, named Tricia, is their second child. —Fisher, 39, formerly was married to Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor. STARTS SUNDAY STADIUM Ph. 242 P EIEI S EUEI IL IIVE V OII, A UCE B. 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