Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 24, 1969 · Page 4
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4—A THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1969 MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS 118 North Ninth Street, MX. Vernon, Illinois 62864 (DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY) MT. VERNON NEWS ESTABLISHED 1870 MT. VERNON REGISTER ESTABLISHED 18S2 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 Society Editor ROBERT K. THOMPSON Advertising Manager CHARLES DEITZ Plant Superintendent Roy Cromley LBJ's 'Good-Guy' Budget Full Of.Trap's For Nixon MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to use fot the publication of all news credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published therein. Second Class Postage paid at Mt. Vernon Illinois SUBSCRIPTION RATES Subscriptions must be paid in advance. By mail, Jefferson county and adjoining counties, 1 year $ 9.00 6 months $6.00; 3 months $3.50; 1 month $ 1.25 By mail outside Jefferson and adjoining counties within 150 miles, 1 year $12.00; 6 months $8.00; 3 months $5.50; per single :onth $2.30 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 "Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I uill rise up for David a righteous branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land."—Jeremiah 28:5. o:o o:o o:o .'f we are to keep our democracy, there must be one com' mandment: "Thou shalt not ration justice."—Judge Learned Hand, American jurist. Editorial . . . Sitting On Hands To Win Pay Rise AS ONE OF HIS LAST ACTS, President Johnson recommended ^ sweeping salary increases for hundreds of upper-level federal employes, including a raise from $30,000 to $42,500 a year for congressmen, from $35,000 to $60,000 for cabinet members, from $39,500 to $60,000 for Supreme Court associate justices. Undersecretaries of federal departments and most agency di rectors would go from $30,000 to $42,500. Various federal judges career ambassadors, etc., would get similar hefty increases. The salary of the president has already been doubled to $200,000. The only reason he was not following the advice of the Kappel Commission on federal salaries that congressmen be raised to $50,000 a year, said Johnson in his farewell address, is that he knew that Congress would not accept such an amount. This remark drew a smattering of chuckles, but whether they came from the floor of the House or from the galleries was not evident. * * * Even the smaller fitrure substantially exceeds the 5 ner cent •guideline the Johnson administration recommended for rank nnd file federal emoloyes and for the rest of us. (Remember when it w^s 3.5 per cent?) There is no Question, of course, that financial remuneration for ton federal officials ought to be reasonably comnetive with that given + OD men in industry. But memory fails to rppnli anv instance where a seat in Congress went a-hee^'rn? for lack of candidates to fill it. Thpre must be rewp^s othe 1 * thnn jninov involved to make a cabinet anoointee wilHn» to rlisnnse of h's stocks and sever his financial connections with industry in order to serve in the government—a reonivement of bnnnric-tno +h Mpnn- iiness which congressmen, jncidpntallv. do not ask o* themselves. * * » S f ill. can any s^rv nairl a nr^sident of +ho TT«?f --»fl <;tptps be commensurate wi+h the imnnrtanee of his iob? How do von nut a twice tacr on the value of a congressman to his country? Or a iudere or an agency head? The answer is that vou c-in'f. Aetnaiiv, +'ip of federal raises has less to do with +he amounts than vp*h the timinsr a"d the method. The wav it is arranger!, unless CbnTpcs acts otherwise within the next month, the president's recommendations will automatically so into effect. A few rpnresentatives and senators have c ^tipi/pd their col- Ipnpups anri denounced th° nwnospd po «"»res o iin«»l 'nprpase. Tt sppms ci -tain. however, that, the majority w'll s"brn 't to the h'^her wisdom of the Kanppl Commission, as mod'^ed bv Johnson, and do nothincr. Jf w ill thus be a c .acp of one sera sera. But if the raises ai-e really wise and necessary at this time of federal fiscal strain, it would seem that the neonle's elected porvnnts ousrht at least to have the courage to stand up and vote for them on the record. By RAY CROMLEY NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NEA> A study of President Johnson's final budget biings a number of peculiarities to light. In several ways the document seems "calculated to saddle Mr. Nixon with Johnson policies. Other items seem set up to trap the new president politically. The main thrust, however, seems aimed at malting Johnson show up well historically in a budget he will not be required to live with. Take the matter of spending. The Congress approved the Johnson surtax on the understanding that Johnson would cut expenditures. Johnson was expected to shelve some $6 billion in new contracts. But Congress left a loophole. It called for expenditure cuts but forgot to specify an equivalent reduction in the awarding of contracts. Johnson has taken advantage of this loophole. Mis administration didn't obligate the shelved funds so long as the expenditure would fall during the Johnson- term of office. But in the weeks before the Nixon take-over, the fohnson men wore heavily placing new obligations—that is, letting new contracts that will come up for payment in Nixon's term. This tactic kept spending low in Johnson's last year, but forces these heavier expenditures -on the Nixon administration. By obligating the funds. Johnson forces an extension of his policies on Nixon. It is very difficult and expensive—in money- and political effect—to withdraw contracts once let. Johnson apparently has set two further traps for Nixon. He has presented nearly balanced budgets with a surplus of $2.4 bililon for fiscal 1969 and a surnlus of $3.4 billion for fiscal 1970. But in achieving these nnper balances in the black Johnson has greatly underestimated the cost of: •The Vietnam war. • ..Research and development required to carry out budget programs. • Replenishing military aims and supplies now at a dangerously low level as the result of the fighting in Southeast Asia. • Buildings, equipment and supplies for a wide variety of programs throughout the government. These hidden underestimates se<-m des'gned to require Nixon to come back for more funds. They seem aimed at insuring Nixon will end. up in the red, though Johnson presented him with a budget "in the black." Watch the news for major supplemental before June 30. The third trap Johnson has set for Nixon is in the heavily expanded "social" programs. The Johnson budget for 1970 funnels money rapidly into a number of young, untested programs. The experience in foreign aid, education aid and the war on poverty is that when huge amounts of money are quickly poured into unproven new programs, the inevitable result has been waste, corruption, graft, inefficiency. Current exposures of financial irregularities in New York City's poverty program are an example. Often a great deal of harm is done to the intended recipients. This has been so in programs where the objectives were clear and the basic concepts sound. It has been even more irue when the government has moved into fields in which experience was limited or objectives vague. Yet, once in a budget proffered to Congress, it will be difficult politically fon Nixon to slash away at unrealistic funding proposals. He will be accused of bring insensitive to the needs of the poor, minorities and young people. Alternately, if he goes ahead at the pace outlined in Johnson's budget, the new President will leave himself open to charges of waste, bungling and mismanagement. u IIU1 © 1969 by NEA, Inc. "We don't know what he does around here, but he came in with the new administration!" For Qualified Needy Students Civilian Gl College Plan Is Proposed NEWS BRIEF DELTA, Colo. (AP) —Three times in less than a month Delta Memorial Hospital listed Mr. and Mrs. James Edwards as parents of a newborn child. And there was no mistake. Mr. and Mrs. James Edwards Jr. of Delta had a baby daughter Dec. 23. Then on Jan. 13, Mr. and Mrs. James Edwards of Paonia had a son. Three days and of Mrs. Delta later, another Mr. .Tames Edwards Jr, also had a daughter. The three Edwards are not re lated. ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Two 16-year-old boys found $5,700 in $20 bills in an alley but Treasury agents said they were bogus bills apparently tossed aside in flight by a man who fried to cash one in a store. Beauty Answer t« rrevioui ruxzie HI ACROSS 1 Charming woman 6 Fastidiously charming 13 Bay window 14 Hamlet's friend 15 Strips of leather 16 Kind of insect 17 Tactical Air Command (ab.) 19 Indian weight 20 Easy gait 23 Malt brew 26 Notorious marquis, De 29 Finished 30 Set in motion 32 Is able 33 Ventilate 34 Disunite 35 Explosive (ab.) 36 Moines, Iowa 37 Sphere of action 38 Frozen water 39 Nigerian tribesman 40 Modern painter 41 Former name of Kalinin 42 Finished 44 Together (prefix) 45 Pronoun 46 Stir 48 Sticky substance 50 Country 64 Attractiveness 58 Holy Land pilgrims 59 Gaseous element 60 Locks of hair 61 Put forth effort DOWN 1 Man's nickname 2 Before 3 diminutive of Lillian 4 Missive 5 Feminine name 6 Words of inquiry 12 Pedal digit 18 Photographic devices 20 Richly filled 21 City in Spain 22 Comely 7 Hanging down 24 Attractive 8 Goddess of 25 End of day discord 27 Terpsichore 9 Fence openings 10 Having personal charm 11 Nothing 28 Penetrates 31 Epoch 34 Melancholy 41 Part of body 43 Cheeses from Holland 47 Certain individuals 49 Monster 50 Suited 51 Malayan gibbon 52 Choler i 53 Beast of burden 55 Fruit drink 56 Heart (anat.) 57 Adjective ending 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 IS 16 1" 18 H 19 20 21 22 mmm maa 29 • 30 31 • 32 • • 33 • 34 I 35 36 1 1 38 39 1 1 • » 42 F • 44 I • 46 • 49 60 51 52 63 64 55 56 57 58 69 66 61 24 Today In History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Friday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 1969. There are 341 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1848, a gold nugget was found at a sawmill being built for John Sutter near Ccloma, Calif. The discovery touched off the California Gor Rush. On this date- In 1898, the battleship V-S.S, Maise was ordered to Havana. In 1908, the first Boy Scout tox>ps were organized by Sir Robert Baden-Powell in Eng land. In 1915, the British defeated the Germans in a World War naval battle off Dogger Bank in the North Sea. In 1945, during World War II, Russian troops crossed the Oder River, landing on German soil for the first time. In 1946, the U.N. General Assembly voted to create a U.N. Atomic Energy Commission. Ten years ago: The government of ^Pakistan announced a sweeping land reform program to curb the political power of landlords and to aid. peasants. Five years ago: Army units mutinied over pay in the East Afiican country of Kenya. One year ago: British Prime Minister Harold Wilson wound up a Moscow visit, saying Soviet leaders were sticking to a hard line on Vietnam. Clifford Acted To Keep Big Bombers % WAR DEATHS WASHINGTON (AP) - The Defense Department announced Thursday that two Illinois servicemen died recently in Vietnam. Army 2nd Lt. John M. Page, husband of Gloria A. Page, 2834 S. Walnut St., Springfield, was killed in action. Marine Corps Cpl. Joseph J. Molloy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jo-, seph J. Molloy, 1104 E. Spruce, Jerseyville, died not as the result of hostile, action. By BOB HORTON AP Military Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Before he left office, former Defense Secretary Clark M. Clifford ordered major changes in earlier plans by his predecessor, Robert S. McNamara, tc phase out hundreds of nuclear bo'iibers. Under the revisions ordered by Clifford, who left office Monday with the rest,of the Johnson administration, the Air Force will: --Retain the 80 B58 Hustler supersonic strategic bombers which McNamara ticketed for mothballs beginning in mid- 1970. —Keep for a few years longer three older B52 squadrons, over 45 r-lanes in all, part of 210 early B52C through F models which McNamara planned to sideline completely by mid-1973. —Cut approved production of the incoming swing-wing FB111 nuclear bombers from 210 to around 120. The FBlll is an offshoot of McNamara's controversial TFX design. Pentagon sources say Gen. Jonn P. McConnell, Air Force chief of staff, will-make a case be'ore new Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird for retaining a dozen or so other older B52 bomber squadrons that are destined for oblivion under the old McNamara policy. The revisions are being greeted as good news by Air Force bomber advocates who have contended the McNamai'a regime was basing too much of the nation's security on unmanned long-range missiles. Ihe Air Force once had over 600 intercontinental range strategic bombers but is now down to 445. Hundreds of B41 medium bombers also were phased out'j early in the McNamara yeai's. 'This is a victory, however minor," one Air Force officer who is familiar with., the strategic bomber program, commented. "We've got our foot in the door." In arguing for retention of the B52, Air Force officials main- laired that the older C through ,F models should be held as a re-r scve conventional bombing capability for other Vietnam-type wars in the future. The slash in planned FB1U production represents further e: fsion of the McNamara plan tc 1um out one basic plane design which could meet the needs of ;he services. The Navy carrier-based counterpart, the F111B, was junked months ago because of soaring technical and cost productions. Orders for the Air Force's fighter version, the $7 million F1UA, are being "stretched out" to ease a financial burden. The B52s, developed in the IbHOs, are being modified at a cost of billions of dollars to keep them flying into the late 1970s and are being equipped with advanced missiles and electronics for penetrating Soviet air defenses. . By GARVEN HUDGINS AP Education Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — A proposal for a "civilian GI bill" to enable needy students to attend college will be introduced in the 91st Congress. Rep. Ogden R. Reid, R-N.Y., said he would draft the new legislation, which would implement a report by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. "Any qualified student ought to have the chance for a higher education, including masters and doctors degrees if'he decides to pursue them," Red said in an interview. The report, released last Dec. 12, contains 22 recommendations, including a massive program of direct grants to needy students, with federal matching grants, student loans, work study programs and doctoral fellowships. Extensive aid for medical training also is included. , Although the report is viewed favorably by most congressmen, the chances of formal enactment this year are almost nonexistent. , A key member of the House Subcommittee on Education, Re Alyert Quie, R-Minn., said, "] doubt if we're going to do.any 'thing about higher education this year." In an interview before he took office, Robert Finch, secretary of health, education and wel fare, said he had talked about it with President Nixon, "but not in any depth." He said some of the reports may be forged into administra tion proposals. "I'm" generally in favor of the emphasis on medical and dental schools," Finch said, although he added, "Probably the areas of real concern are for elementary and second schools." Reid himself said, "I realize that the effort at the elementary level has to be improved if we are going to maximize the opportunity at the upper levels of higher education. Still, I hope the education and labor committee will act soon on higher education." The Carnegie proposal has received generally enthusiastic support in academic circles. Douglas Knight, president of Duke University at Durham, N.C., said, "I don't think it means that everyone will be going to college 10 years from now, or that the commission intended it that way. But it strikes me as a guarantee of an opportunity. I think it's something this country needs." Dr. Charles C. Turner, director of the United Board for college Development in, Atlanta, a fund-raising arm of private Negro colleges, called the report encouraging and said, "it seems to us the most salient feature, the most innovative, is in the area of student loans and supplementary grants to institutions for operational purposes. This is where nothing significant has been done before and where Negro colleges are facing hardships and at the same time are unable to raise tuition." One dissenting note to the Carnegie proposal came from Russell I. Thackery, eexcutive director of the National Association of Land Grant Colleges and State Universities. Thackery contends that direct grants to students will tend to drive tuition fees upward, while institutional grants would enable colleegs and universities to improve facilities and to expand to handle a greater inflow of students. NEWS BRIEF WASHINGTON (AP) — The teen-ager who inspired President Nixon's Forward Together inaugural theme spent part of her first trip to the nation's capital riding down Pennsylvania Avenue on a float. "The spirit of the country is terrific," said Vicky Cole, 13, of Deshler, Ohio after watching Monday's swearing-in ceremonies. Miss Cole, whose placard at a Nixon campaign rally in Deshler caught the President's eye, rode on the theme float in the inaugural paraded On the float she held a placard bearing the same message she gave Nixon in Deshler: "Bring Us Together." IN COLOR STADIUlyJ ENDS TOMORROW Ph. 242-5S63 Bring The Whole Family A FULL-LENGTH ACTION-PACKED ADVENTURE FILMED IN THE FAR NORTH COUNTRY! SHOW TIMES — SATURDAY 12:00 FRIDAY 4:30—7:00 and 9:15 P.M. -2:15 — 4:30 — 7:00 and 9:15 P.M. ADULTS $1.75—CHILDREN (under 12) 75c—NO PASSES Law For Today ... STATE FEDERAL LAWS DIFFER ON LIFE TERM Q. A relative of mine began serving a life term in prison, 10 years ago. How soon will; he be eligible for parole j A. It depends upon whether he was convicted on a state I or federal charge. Under Illinois law, the minimum time to be | served on a life sentence is | 20 years unless the prisoner is ' entitled to time off for good behavior, in which case he may ! apply for parole as early as 11 years and three months after the date of sentencing. However, a person who receives a life sentence for a federal violation is not eligible for parole until he has served at least 15 years in prison. | —Illinois State Bar Association TROY, N..Y CAP) - The desk sergeant at the Troy city police headquarters has this sign above his window: "This city is out of order." Rt. 148 — 242 S7S3 Open 6— Starts 7 STARTS TONIGHT WAMOUNI PICTURES- presents A UNO DE IAIMMIS PR0DUG1 I ft PANAVISION' • TECHNICOLOR* m 2nd FEATURE AT 9:00 JHiS MOTION PICTURE IS DEDICATED TO LIFE. LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPENINGS! i>Ai>AV!XSf MnuPpiCi!. I -JAMES ^EUDEMAJINAIWF mmm TECHMCOIOR ' • f ' Now Thru Tuesday ^ Gtanada PH7242-2175 THIS IS THE ACTION PtCTUBF -g The Further Adventures of Tony Rome! Raquel Welch Rip Miami Apart In "Lady in Cement" With "Hoss" as the Villain! Sinatra and 20TH CENTUfTf-FoX PRESENTS FRANK SINATRA . COLOR GAMift U/riril RICHARD MARTIN LAINIE PAT . KAUUCLWtLMl CONTE GABEL KAZAN HENRY P/MN - WHK DAN BLOCKER MRON ROSENBERG-GORDON DOUGLAS-MARVIN H.A18ERT M JACK GUSS fSV:~» PLUS SECOND ACTION FEATURE 20Ih Cwtuiy-Joipfesents 1 m ±WM0fcWM^:^&*m» FORBES COUR by Mm Persons Under 16 Not Admitted Unless Accompanied By Parent or Adult Guardian. Friday—DEADFALL 6:15 and 10:00-—CEMENT 8:30 P.M. Saturday and Sunday—CEMENT 1:30—5:30 and 9:30 DEADFALL 3:20 and 7:20 P.M. ~ A

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