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SANDUSKY ftltlSn* SANDUSKY REGISTER SANBUSKY NEWSPAPERS, tec PHONE MAifl WWO Publication Office. Newspaper Building, W. Market and Jaekson -sts. Pablished every evening except Sunday and holidays, except Nov 11 and Feb 22, by Sandusky Newspapers, Inc., Sandusky, 0. Entered as second class matter at Sattdusky postoffice, Act of 1879 Subscription Rates: Six cents per copy By Carrier, 36 cents pet week By mail in Erie and adjoining counties, $8 per year. By mail elsewhere in Ohio, $11 pet vear. Outside of Ohio, $13 per year All mail subscription?; payable in advance and not accepted where carrier or motor service is available. "A newspaper's past and future are as good as its present is serviceable." THOUGHTS The word that is everbearing is a spur unto strife. -Pindar New Millions By 2000 V ACATIONISTS returning from motor tours of this country bring back a picture of busy cities, both big and small, and many lovely villages and hamlets, but hardly one of terrible over-congestion. There are still great spaces, even along the mostly highly developed turnpikes and expressways, while in the Great Plains and Mountain States the vistas are limitless. By the year 2000. the Population Reference Bureau, a non-profit scientific organization, predicts the population of this country will double to 350,000,000. That is roughly equal to India's today. "For an industrial nation, this unprecedented growth will pose increasingly grave problems even within the next generation," says Robert C. Cook, president of the bureau, in his annual report, which is titled, "The Demographic Maelstrom." We now are forewarned. We should now be preparing for this unprecedented population growth. It can be a great opportunity. A population double that of today means twofold markets. It means developing new educational facilities and new industries to satisfy the needs of these millions. It means giving them employment as they become part of the work force. It means anticipating increased leisure time and the need for cultural and recreational facilities to fill and enrich it. Nor should we be afraid about feeding these millions. Right now, our bins hold wheat enough for twice our population. When the land no longer supports our people, the oceans are filled with untapped food and chemical resources. Let's not worry about new millions. There's plenty and something to spare for them all. We simply need to be provident enough to pace our economic, agricultural and spiritual growth ahead of that of our population. Chfnm Rapt Trick Peak Enrollment Here Dr Lawrence G. Derthick, United States Commissioner of Education, anticipates a school and college enrollment of 46.480,000 this month when all educational facilities resume. From kindergarten through the grades, the enrollment will be 33,460,000; through the four High school grades, 9,240,000, and in the colleges and universities, 3.780,000. According to Commissioner Derthick, the shortage of teachers persists. The number needed, he says, is 1 ,563,000, those qualified number 1 ,368,000. Former teachers returning to service and others with substandard qualifications will partly fill this shortage. Teaching is one calling for which the demand will be greater than the supply for the foreseeable future. It offers perhaps the greatest opportunity for tenure and stability in the professions. School Exchange Surprises Dissatisfied with conditions in New York schools, some Negro families with ties in the south are sending their children back there to segregated schools to get a better education. The number runs as high as 2,000 this fall by some guesses. On the other hand, some southern Negroes send their children to New York relatives to be educated in integrated schools. It is all a matter of feeling and opinion. Families that send their children south feel that there is virtual segregation in New York, due to the racial character of the neighborhoods. Others fear their children will fall into teenage street gangs. The majority, of course, cannot afford the exchange either way. It is more a symptom of sad tensions both in the north and the south than a general trend in either direction. Service. inS^^fel^^S ^^^^^^S The Doctor Says: By EDWTN P. JORDAN, M.D. Medical Questions, Answers Ray Tucker Hoffa-Carey threats against more than 200 members of Congress refute effectively the court- supported contention that labor's political activities and expenditures should not be subject to the same federal restrictions that govern corporate contributions. They unwittingly unmasked their legal batteries. These audacious presidents of the Teamsters' and Electricians' unions, which have a combined membership of almost 2,000,000, have served Election Day ultimatums on every member who dared to vote even for a mild reform bill. They have used language as crude and rough as any Tammany boss ever directed against the leader of a ward rebellion. * * * THREATS AND VERBAL ABUSE - "We'll knock your head off!" several Hoffa lobbyists told Representative Frank Thompson, Jr., of Trenton, N.J., a liberal Democrat. "We 'll get you the next time you run!" This verbal abuse hardly falls under the heading of "education," which is the successful defense the labor unions have presented to the Supreme Court in justification of their outlay of many millions to elect friendly. Presidents, Congresses, Governors and state legislatures. A few days after this threat, a passing truck driver squirted acid that burned a hole in Representative Thompson's coat and the paint on his car. Oddly, he prefers to believe that this typical gangster attack was the work of a "crank," or of a driver whose path the New Jersey member had blocked. - * Y HOFFA ALL OUT FOR REVENGE—In or der to obtain revenge on hostile legislators, Hoffa has ordered a special political tax on his 1,500,000 teamsters. It is estimated that the unusual levy will raise $10,000,000 a year, which he will use for "educational purposes" in next year's campaign. In the 1958 Congressional elections, labor or- Threats, Verbal Abuse ganizations—the AFL-CIO. especially the auto workers and "Dave" McDonald 's striking steelers— reported political expenditures of almost $2,000,000 to the Clerk of the House of Representatives. But this figure does not begin to measure their politicking. Local unions, which are not required to make reports to Congress, spent far larger amounts in national, state and local contests. Nor do these listed and unlisted totals cover the amounts spent on pamphlets, posters, registration drives, the hiring of Election Day workers, automobiles, baby sitters, doorbell ringing, and all the paraphernalia essentia] to an intensive campaign for votes. It has been estimated that the unions, national and local, poured out at least $50,000,000 last fall. Besides trying to elect a Congress that would defeat any remedial legislation, they were fighting the movement on behalf of Right- to-Work legislation in many states. Hoffa-Carey bitterness today flows from the fact that they made a sour investment when they hoped to "buy" Congress. * * * * BIG UNIONS' WEALTH HALF BILLION—The sum of $50,000,000 is far greater than the two major parties had at their command, but it is small change to organized labor. The big unions' wealth in real estate, banks, insurance companies, industrial investments, securities and bank deposits is placed at $500,000,000, and it increases every year through regular dues and Hoffa-inspired assessments. The Supreme Court may get another chance to pass on this question of the employment of vast union sums in politics at next fall's session. Numerous courageous union members have won cases in lower courts on the ground that their dues were used to support policies and candidates they did not approve. The Carey-Hoffa letters, lobbyists and threats should be excellent evidence for the pro bono pub­ lico plaintiffs. Peter Edson Phm old polities of the dirtier variety ti fat* fHpwsible for holding up cotifirmation of 21 of Pftsftlertt Eisenhower's nofflinfltloni for federal judges this year. Eighteen of the 21 nominees Ire Republicans. The bottleneck is the Senate Judiciary Com* mittee under Chairman James 0. Eastland (IV Miss.). But Republicans charge that this course of inaction has the approval of Democratic Ml* Jority Leader Lyndon johhsoti of Te*aa. This is S .P.O.P .-Standafd Political Operations Procedure. Democrats hold up confirmation of Republican nominees in the hope they can block them com* pletely or force deals to get a few more Democrats on the bench. If this delay can be extended to 1961, when the Democrats hope to have a president of their own party in the White Mouse, then all Republican nominations can be dumped in the a9h can and Democratic substitutions made. « » * THE REPUBLICANS PLAYED THIS same game in 1948, when they thought Gov. Thomas E. Dewey was a shoo-in for the White House. The GOP lost on that bet, but it now gives the Democrats a precedent to follow. The monkey wrenches this throws in the federal legal machinery, however, slow down the wheels of justice appreciably. When there are vacancies in any court, its docket becomes jammed with untried cases. What these delays do to the nominees is even worse. A lawyer can't get new legal business if he is being considered for a judgship. And when an appointment is held up for months by the Senate, it becomes a personal matter which damages the nominee's standing. John C. Tucker of Beaumont, Texas, recently asked President Eisenhower to withdraw his nomination as judge for the Eastern District of Texas because of delay in confirmation. This was a case where Senator Johnson, who was opposing Tucker, won out. » * * THIRTEEN OF PRESIDENT EISENHOWER'S nominations for the federal bench have been pending four to seven months. Two were sent up last January. They are George L. Hart, Jr., of Washington, for the Dis- JuiHct and Politics tfiet of Columbia bench and Walter A. Gordon Cilitefflii for the Virgin Islands. Si*, more ftominations were sent dp in Few* afy. Of* tfltt really hurts is the nomination of District Judge Phillip Forman of New Jersey to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Others An Bailey Aldrieh of Massachusetts to the First Circuit, Anthony Julian to Massachusetts, LiMWfd P. Walsh to District of Columbia, Myron 0. Crocker and Fred Kiizel, both to the Southern District of California bench. Three more nominations that went up fn March and are still hanging fire are Harold K. Wood to Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Lloyd F; MacMahon to Southern District of New York, Judge Henry J. Friendly of New York to Second Circuit. This last nomination may be cleared soon. It has been approved by committee but not yet confirmed. In April, two more nominations were sent up: William T. Sweigert (Democrat) to Northern District of California and Charles M. Met2ner, Southern District New York. * » * IN JULY AND AUGUST, President Eisenhower has sent up eight more nominations on which there has been more political preparation and on which there may be faster action. They include: Carl A. Weinman to Southern District of Ohio, Algernon L. Butler to Eastern District of North Carolina, Charles F. Paul to Northern District of West Virginia, Judge Paul C. Weick of Ohio to Sixth Circuit, Judge Harry A. Blackman of Minnesota to Eighth Circuit, and James Durfee to be a judge of U.S. Court of Claims. In the cases of two Arkansas appointments, a deal was made with Senators Fulbright and McClellan. Judge J. Smith Henley (Republican) was elevated to the East and West Arkansas bench and Gordon E. Young (Democrat) was named to. replace him in the Eastern District. President Eisenhower has insisted on Grade A Bar Association ratings on all his judicial appointments. This has hurt the Republicans in some cases, where political rewards had to be turned down by GOP's own party machinery. In the cases of some five other vacancies on the federal bench, it is expected that recess appointments will be made after Congress adjourns. Sandusky Diary 25 YEARS AGO Three meii from Ponca City, Okla., escaped possible death when their airplane caught fire over the Cedar Point chaussee and made an emergency landing at Parker Airport along Cleveland-rd. John W. Parker and others at the field rushed to the flaming plane and put out the engine fire with extinguishers. The father and two sons were heading home from the National Air Races at Cleveland. Sandusky Interests are expected to attend a public hearing on Sept. 17 in Washington, D.C. on the proposed Beaver-Mahoning canal to connect Lake Erie with the Ohio River. A Sandusky to Portsmouh canal is also being studied by Army engineers. George E. Sokolsky AFL-CIO's Sound Stand I have put off as long as I • thought 1 could answering questions on scleroderma in the hope; that something would be discov-: ered which would permit a better! answer. j Q— About two years ago, I was~ told that 1 had scleroderma and' would have to keep doctoring forj it. Would vou discuss it? — Mrs. i E. 1. C. ' j A — This is a challenging di- j sease, the cause oi which is not i known. Two principal varieties I are recognized, one being a la- | calized thickening of the skin ' (often in patches), and the other a generalized type. In the after tome pain and stiffness of the joints and muscles is common and there may be some changes in some of the other tissue* and organs. Although there ha» beeo much study of tluf disease, a satisfactory and specific treatment has yet to be developed. The different symptoms can be treated in a number of ways with moderate success over a long period of time. Q—My 12-year-old daughter is supposed to have a horseshoe kidney. Would you discuss this subject?—Mrs, K. A — This is what is called an anomaly of the kidney resulting from faulty development before birth. It receives its name because the two kidneys, instead of being completely separated, are joined at the lower or upper ends. This type of kidney may give no symptoms whatever, or it can cause abdominal pains. There is often increased susceptibility to infections. Sometimes dividing the two kidneys where they are joined may give relief from abdominal pain; plastic operations have been used occasion- More and more letters, advertisements, resolutions come in the mail on the subject of the Khrushchev visit. Because a long lapse of time intervened between the announcement of Khrushchev's coming and the actual date of his arrival, many of those who hate Communism or Russia or Khrushchev have time to think about his visit and perhaps to organize to oppose it. Others, whose emotions are not so defined, are giving the visit a second thought. It seems to me that the executive council of the AFL -CIO meeting at Unity House on August 21, came up with a resolution which makes sense and is worded with propriety. The introductory paragraphs state the only position that an American can rightly take. The President invited Khrushchev as a state guest. That is the President's authority and responsibility. The President will entertain him and provide him with an itinerary and send Henry Cabot Lodge along as a guide. Those Americans who do not like it can refrain from attending any entertainment for Khrushchev. They need not cheer; they need not hiss. They can stay at home. The introductory' paragraphs read: "President Eisenhower has invited Nikita Khrushchev, the head of the Soviet Union, to visit the United States in the near future. "... It is not for the AFL-CIO executive council to approve or disapprove an invitation extended by our President to the head of another government. We do not, therefore, have any comment to make on the wisdom of the President's invitation, At the same time, we must all face the situation realistically." However, the fact that one is polite and shows ordinary decent manners does not require him to accept the man or his ideals. The A.F.L.-CIO resolution states: "The Soviet regime continues to be a totalitarian dictatorship. It is dedicated to aggression and world domination. It has destroyed all democratic rights and liberties in its own country. It is now seeking to subvert and destroy the rights and liberties which we Americans cherish dearly in our country. "There is not a shred of evidence to show that the Kremlin rulers have changed the nature or aims of their regime or even slackened their drive to conquer the world and remold it on the pattern of Soviet tyranny." This is absolutely correct and the A.F.L.-CIO is to be praised for hitting the nail on the head. Communism is an abhorrent idea to most Americans and the Russian political and economic system finds no favor in American eyes. Congress understands this and wants to adjourn before Khrushchev arrives so that the people back home will not be too critical of those who entertained him. The A.F.L.-CIO wonders, in effect, why we do not invite Franco: "For example, the American labor movement has always firmly opposed U.S. recognition of the Franco dictatorship. But our government has recognized and has even given economic aid to this dictatorship. Such governmental actions do not mean that the AFL-CIO should welcome Franco to our shores in the event our government should ever invite him to visit the United States." Of course, no President of the United States ever invitee! Hitler to come to this country as a guest of the state. Historically, it will be difficult to make a distinction between Khrushchev and Hitler. However, while Khrushchev is the guest of this nation, he should be shown formal and official hospitality. That is the limit of our obligation. It will not be necessary to look at him out of curiosity. The AFL-CIO resolution clearly states a citizen's obligation: "By the same token the President's invitation to Mr. Khrushchev does not mean that the AFL-CIO should participate in honoring this head, of a foreign government which runs a vast network of forced labor camps and which ordered the murder of thousands of Hungarians fighting for their national independence and freedom." No one can question the propriety of this point of view. He comes. The government shows him hospitality. He is permitted to see what he wants to see. He goes home. There are no untoward incidents. No one is unduly excited. If he wants to see a show or a fight or a baseball game—sure, why not? Let him see how we live. Let him see anything—it makes no difference any more. His spies have already seen everything and have duly reported. 10 YEARS AGO Representatives of the state highway department are scheduled to meet with city commissioners to outline the state's position on the proposed cut-off to route trucks around the city. Commissioners have received a petition bearing several hundred signatures seeking a through truck ban. Norman Bitter has been named by Sandusky Moose lodge as delegate to the. Ohio State Moose Association convention to Almanac Today is Friday, Sept. 4th, the 247th day of the year, with 118 more days in 1959. The moon is approaching its first quarter. The morning stars are Mercury and Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. » * • On this date in history: In 1609, sailing in his vessel, the Half Moon, explorer Henry Hudson discovered the island of Manhattan. In 1781, Spanish settlers found Los Angeles, Cal. In 1833, Barney Flaherty was hired by the New York Sun and the 10-year-old New York boy became the first known newsboy in the United States. In 1870, the third French Republic was proclaimed in Paris. In 1896, American novelist, F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minn. In 1938, fashion experts in London revealed that coats made of mouse skins would be popular in the winter of 1939. In 1940, Adolf Hitler promised the German people that he would invade Great Britain. Thought for today: Abraham be held Sept. 22-25 at Columbus. Clarence Hermes, lodge governor, and Maurice Fenton, secretary, are also to attend the state meet. Lincoln said, "If there ever could be a proper time for mere catch arguments, that time surely is not now. In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and in eternity." NARROW ANGLE CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (UPI) Back in 1922, a movie company offered Harvard and Yale $25,000 for exclusive rights to their football game that year. The offer was rejected. It included a provision that the game had to be played on a field of 55 yards, the scope of the cameras. ERIE SANDUSKY ELECTRIC, INC. "YOUR DEPENDABLE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR" 1907 Cleveland Rd. ALUMINUM FENCE CO. ALUMINUM, STEEL * WOOD FENCES 1426 Milan Rd. MA 6-5573 ally. Modern urinary antiseptics have somewhat improved the outlook if infection should occur. Q — Is there any help for peripheral vascular disease? My legs give me a great deal of discomfort, and as the day progresses the feet and knees swell.—C. T. A — Peripheral vascular disease is sort of a general name for several disorders of the blood vessels in the legs or arms. The fact that your feet and knees swell is probably related to the blood vessel disorder; the first problem is to find out exactly what kind of difficulty is present, since the treatment will depend on the nature of the disorder. Q — What causes the knee joints to make a cracking sound when one bends down?—Mrs. F. A — The most common snapping or cracking sound is a result of tendons or ligaments supping across cartilages. How­ ever, sometimes cracking can be the result of degenerative joint disease in which there has been some damage done to the cartilage and an increase in the amount of bony tissue around the joint. The former, of course, does not require treatment. Dr. Jordan is unable to answer questions directly. In this column he answers the most interesting: and most frequently asked. EXCITINGLY DIFFERENT! Crisp, toasted almonds accent rich, mellow chocolate in now, Quality-Chekd Toasted Almond Fudge Ice Cream. Smooth,, de­ licious , , . and wonderfully creamy. 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