Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 29, 1969 · Page 4
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4—A THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1969 MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS 118 North Ninth Street, Mt. Vernon, Illinois 628G4 (DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY) MT. VERNON NEWS ESTABLISHED 1870 MT. VERNON REGISTER ESTABLISHED 18S2 CONSOLIDATED SEPTEMBER 28, 1920 EDWIN RACK AWAY Editor WM. C. RACKAWAY Business Manager ORIAN METCALF News Editor JOHN RACKAWAY Sports Editor GUY HENRY ..: City Editor NADINE ALLISON Society Edilor ROBERT K. THOMPSON Advertising Manager CHARLES DEITZ Plant Superintendent MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to use [oi the publication of all new s credited to it or riot otherwise credited in this pnucr and also Uie local .lows published therein. Second Class Postage paid at Mt. Vernon Illinois SUBSCRIPTION BATES Subscriptions must be paid in advance. By mail, Jefferson county and adjoining cour'ies, 1 year $ 9.00 G 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 jnth $ 2.50 Outside 150 miles, 1 year S15.CC 6 months, $8.50; 3 months $6.00; 1 month $2.75 Delivered by carrier in city per week 40 A Thought For Today 2:4. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.—Philipplnns Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others it from themselves.—James M. Earrie, English cannot keep dramatist. Editorial . . Quixotic Joust At Vitamin Pill /GOVERNMENT HEARINGS irfo the vitamin pill industry drag; ^ on. This is a business the Food and Drug Administration j would like to clamp down on, maintaining that most people don't! need vitamins or other food supplements. Manufacturers in turns have claimed that the nconey has been playing dirty pool at the hearings. Latest: charge is that the FDA has commissioned a public opinion survey, so rigged with true-or-false questions that it is guaranteed to reveal widespread ignorance about health. Now, undoubtedly a lot of people are taking vitamins and stuff that they really don't need, or whose benefits 1hey could derive from a better-balanced diet. And undoubtedly some manufacturers would just as soon have them go on buying their products. But in the absence of proof that people are actually harming themselves—proof that has not been forthcoming--the government's role in this matter might more properly be to concentrate on the areas of education and regulation, the latter being the maintaining of quality standards and the prosecution of outright fraudulent advertising. In view of the fact that the best that the government has seen fit to do with cigarettes, which nearly every medical authuority believes are injurious if not downright deadly and which even their makers don't claim are good for the hcadlh, is merely to require a mildly cautionary label on every package, the FDA's war against vitamins suggests a case of massive overkill against a doubtful enemy. The Computerized Fielder CO SOMEONE takes you out to the ball game next summer and you witness a fine display of fly ball snagging by ace outfielder Joe Fungo. You may not know it, nor may Joe himself, but what you have also witnessed is a practical demonstration of the solution of somewhat invovlved problems in trigonometry. Seville Chapman, director of the physics division at Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, tells how Joe does it, as reported in Scientific American. Consider first balls hit in a direct line with the outfielder. The only changes he can see in the position of the ball are in the vertical. If what he sees is that the tangent, of the angle of elevation of the ball (the angle between the ball and the horizontal as measured from the fielder's eyes) increases uniformly with time, he just stands still and waits for it to come to him. If the tangent of elevation increases at a decreasing rate, he knows it's a pop fly to the infield. If, however, the tangent as he sees it increases at an increasing rate, the ball could be on its way out of the park. Clear? Now suppose Joe has to run 50 feet forward or backward to catch the ball. Ordinarily, he doesn't run the 50 feet at top speed and then stop and wait for the ball. Fnstead, he runs at a constant spped that will maintain a constant rate of increase in the tangent of angle of elevation of the ball. Balls hit to the side are easier, says Chapman. In addition to the information about elevation angle and its rate of change, there is now information about azimuth angle and its rate of change. Enough. Neither Joe nor the fans care about this. As a good ball player, Joe acts as if he were automatically progi'amed by a computer. And he is, by the original computer of them all—the human brain. Ps and Qs Answer ro Previous Puzzle ACROSS warranto" 4 Portion of tobacco 8 Short for introductory school 12 Shoshonean Indian 13 Soviet Union (ab.) 14 Kansas city 15 John (Gaelic) 16 Upon .17 Jest 18 Unusual 20 Spikelet (bot.) 22 Stratagem 24 Gives new metal coating 25 Soon 26 Ruhr city 27 Equip 28 Steer 29 Flower essence 33 Money spender 35 Either 36 Caddoan Indian 37 Cavalry sword (var.) 40 Ancient Irish city 41 More beautiful 44 Perfume 45 Correct 46Rooffinial 47 He had an Irish rose 48 Cease from 50 Craggy hill 53 Honolulu dance 54 Bone of forearm 55 Harem room 5G Let it remain 57 Acid-cut design on metal 58 Expose to moisture DOWN 1 " vive" 2 Miss Hagen 3 Study of wines 4 "—- vide" 5 American Navy (ab.) 6 Cordage fibers 7 Lanquishes 8 Tart 9 Rout out (coll.) 10 Choice part 11 Fathers .(coll.) 19 Low haunt 21 Pellucid 22 Twist out of shape 23 Amazon cetacean 24 King (Latin) 28 Harangue 30 Early Christian traitor 31 Go by aircraft 32 Erect 34 True copy (law) 38 Rich cream soup 39 Consequence 40 Apex 41 Malay boats (var.) 42 Disprove 43 Roman official 46 Greenland village 49 Incorporated (ab.) 51 Poena 35 Above (contr.) 52 Rodent 1 2 3 4 V 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 \6 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 | I 25 J * 27 I" • II w 31 32 ft 34 •1 » Li 37 38 39 •F 41 42 43 w 45 47 48 49 w ST 63 (A 65. 56 67 68 » :i Do the New History Books Come In?" H . .„.„._ . ™^ ,„™ — . Today In Washington WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Department planners are budgeting a major drop in ammunition production through the end of 1970, the result of a shift in emphasis from the battlefield in Vietnam to the peace table in Paris. The Pentagon is planning a $1.3 billion drop in orders for air and ground ammunition from its "hot production" base. The reduction will bring its ammunition budget to $6.1 billion in the budget year beginning next July. The current level is $7 .4 billion. The halt in the bombing of North Vietnam last November and a slackening of the ground war in the South allowed the lower production plans. Officials say they plan to keep ammunition factories going because it can take months to reopen a closed production line. WASHINGTON (AP) — A cheap hydrogen bomb set off by the intense light of a laser is a theoretical possibility, the Atomic Energy Commission says, but not until lasers become much more powerful. "The capabilities of present lasers are hundreds or thousands of time lower than that considered by the AEC to even begin to be a cause for any concern in weapons or nuclear explosive device applications," one scientist said. A laser bomb would be an H- bomb in which the intense heat of a laser—which concentrates a beam of light and can create high temperatures—would be used to touch off a hydrogen explosive. In present devices an atomic bomb is used as the trigger. The subject was raised by an article in the current issue of "Scientist and Citizen," a magazine published by the St. Louis- based Committee for Environmental Information. It said laser bombs might be manufactured secretly by countries that do not have the capabilities to manufacture the A- bomb trigger. © 1969 by NEA, Inc "From now on, Pat—would you please call me 'Mr. President'?" Denied Nixon Cabinet Post Rockefeller Offered Latin America Mission By GEORGE GEDDA | . J! .„. . , WASHINGTON (AP, - New | "> fl " in g ^any top posts York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefel- throughout the -government, ler, passed over for a place in ! there nas , be ? n *>™ criticism the Nixon Cabinet, has been j ?* Nlx ° n that hls .^ure to bring asked by his former presidential rival to head a fact-finding mission to latin America. The White House confirmed Tuesday night that Rockefeller had been contacted oh the subject -in recent days. But news secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said no firm decision has been made yet on whether to even send such a mission. Rockefeller, whose family has extensive interests in Latin in top Latin specialists indicated a lack of interest in the area. Rockefeller was chosen at the suggestion of Galo Plaza, secretary general of the Organization of American States. The President was critical of Democratic policy toward Latin America during the campaign, charging that the Alliance for Progress was "floundering" and that the U.S. goal of encouraging stable, constitutional rule TWO INCH RULE — Roslyn Gardiner, 19, of North Cottesloe, Western Australia, enjoys the surf in spite of new rule that bikinis must measure at least two inches at the hip. !d News Capital Footnote By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A compact nuclear power plant of the type that might furnish electricity for astronauts on the moon is operating at full power in an underground vacuum chamber near Los Angeles. It is a prototype of an auxiliary plant that might also be used by manned orbiting space stations. The test reactor is producing 600 heat kilowatts at 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit, and could generate enough power to supply six average-sized homes and about 25 apartments. j America and worked on some of i had met with minimal success, the area's problems in the ad-! For Rockefeller, heading the I ministration of Franklin D. • mission would be a bit different Roosevelt, said he was "serious- from the role' he reportedly en- ly considering" the offer. . visioned for himself in the Nix- I "We have budgetary difficul- on government. , ties and other problems in the ' Although he battled Nixon for | state," Rockefeller said. "We the Republican presidential \ must appraise the request and'; nomination last summer, the I weigh my responsibility in the ' governor is known to have ex- state." I pected the offer of a Cabinet Diplomatic sources said Nixon j His name cropped up frequently had decided U.S. policy toward | after the election in speculation FASHION IS WHERE YOU FIND IT. Elaine Hood, a senior at Kansas State College in Pittsburg, models her latest creation, a jacket made of the plastic rings that hold beer six-packs together. The rings are fastened by yarn, which also forms the collar and front of the unusual garment. OSLO (AP) — Thor Heyder- dahJ, who floated across the Pacific on a raft, said today he and six companions will try to cross the Atlantic in a panyrus boat modeled on those of the ancient Egyptians. The Oslon newspaper Aftenpo ten published a copyrighted interview with the explorer in which lie said the party would set out from Morocco toward the- end of May. The destination will be South America, "somewhere between the Amazon and the West Indies." In 1947, Heyerdahl and five other men crossed the South Pacific from Peru to Polynesia to pruve that Polynesian culture could have originated in South America. Now, he said, he wants to find out whether Central American culture could have originated in the Mediterranean. He said the pyramids in Mexico could indicate this, "but first I must prove that the people living in the Mediterranean area had the means to cross the Atlantic at that time." Heyerdahl, who lives in Italy and was interviewed in Nice, FTP nee, said the boat will be built by a Negro expert from C'-ad, in central Africa. He said his crew would include the i builder, a Russian doctor, a , Bermuda Negro, an American, i an Italian and a Frenchman. He did not identify them. He said he expects the trip to take two or three months. Capital Quote By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS "It would appear if we are going to maintain a budget surplus that the surtax certainly i will have to be maintained for I the time being."—Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen. Latin America needed a "thorough re-examination" in the light of a trend toward military dictatorships. Three have taken over in the past four months—in Peru, Brazil and Panama. The mission also could have a useful byproduct in serving to take some heat off in the new administration. Despite .difficulty over who would be secretary of state. "The governor dropped a lot of hints that he was available, but he was too protoMo ask," said a source close to Rockefeller when the names of'Cabinet members became known last month. "Nixon simply did not want to take the hints," the source said. WORLD ALMANAC FACTS Streams and rivers, historically sources for man's spiritual refreshment and religious absolution, have become, by ironic inversion, repositories for man's pollution. The Hudson River, The World Almanac notes, is so polluted that fishermen say a nail dropped into it near Albany or New York will not rust, most of the life-sustaining oxygen having been displaced by filth. Copyright© 1968, Newspaper Enterprise Assn. HUMOR UP OR DOWN Farmer: "You must be brave to come down in a hundred mile gale like this in a parachute." Soldier: "I didn't come down like this in a chute. I went up in a tent." | BARBS ! By PHIL PASTORET ! The local undertaker has 1 promised us a ride in his limousine — and we don't know whether this is a promise or a threat. One of the best ways to assure moderation in all things is to live on the average working man's weekly income. (Newspaper Enters ,-MC Atsn.) r I When the boy comes to collect... When your carrierboy comes to collect, please make sure you're ready. With the right change, if possible. He'll appreciate it with a broad smile and a "Thank you". You see, because he is in business for himself, your newspaperboy depends on the full collection of his route for his full profit Repeat calls mean extra work with no extra profit. So—give the boy a break. And thanks! Wow Thru Saturday {ISP APPLE FILMS promts a KING FEATURES product-. The Beatles Yellfwit Submarine e CwyngM i Hi IM Hum Cvtenim (Kinj Ftilimi SiMitUt Oiv't'Ml m<4 i St^bllilmt Limiltd All *i»Ml « 7:30 P.M. General Audiences COLOR br Define United Artists ALSO 2nd FEATURE 9:10 P.M. HAIR TODAY; sensors tomorrow, are these weighted strands of women's hair. They're the actuating elements of hygrometers that measure and record relative humidity. The hairs, which must never have been dyed, bleached or had a permanent wave, expand or contract with changes in the air 's moisture content. Honeywell employe Linda D'Agostino makes a close inspection. 2a Color by De Luxe »stvmMISDWWHNOOUCTKM STADIUM Ph. 242-5S63 NOW SHOWING Rugged SEAN CONNERY is teamed with the beautiful, sens^ous^BRIGITTE BARDOT in the giant western drama 7:30 P.M. SHALAKO FROM CRC PLUS SECOND ACTION FEATURE A SELMUR PICTURES PRESENTATION BODWLOR'CHRISTOPHER PUJMMER Ulil RWMR'CAMILLASB\RV' DAUAH UW THE HIGH OQUfMISSIOiyO? g.j JJ p ffi \ IN COLOR mou ^^ MMI UIIUM cavoutm

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