Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on August 1, 1952 · Page 4
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 4

Publication:
Location:
Mt Vernon, Illinois
Issue Date:
Friday, August 1, 1952
Page:
Page 4
Start Free Trial
Cancel

n to .-I " 4 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS FRIDAY, AUGUST T, 1952 MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS (DAiht mXOEFX BOKDAT) KT VMJIOII DVWI CSTABUSBED 1171 m TtMOn KXOIBTBB eSTABUlSHEO 18tl 00«80Ua>ATB9 MPTBltBEJi 88. 1030 EDVfUl UAOXAWAV 0. J moMPsoii ...^ OBUN UETOAJUr » B <Ut «r Bnalaei* ItanMw N «w* BOitor Pl*n« SupuiDMndaat dCBMBES or TSX MOOUTMD PJUSB»— rb* AttoeltM PrtM I* welaftTalj «• tlUod tc tb* AM (or lb* oqbUMU«B «t UU oredlUd to It or ael «th«r«lH erodlt •d m thU piptr knd ttt local mw« publUbad tb»r^. Entered u Second dtw m*tur (or trma» portatioD tbroucb tht vaili •! tb*. Pott Oflles at UeuBt Taraoa. QUnola andw tht act ot Mveb a, 187w. •0B$CKirn01i BATIS Sabeertptioni mW be paid to advi By mail. Jotferton eonnt; and ad- Jotntai eouoUer d«i rear 0 moi 98 76 S oioi $2.26. 1 no. B; maU ouialdr Jetferioo and ad- lolnint coantleii within 2»0 miltet Tear SB.OO 0 aoi £S 00: 8 mo*. 13,25- p«r liDtU montb Outeldr 250 miles, year $9.00; 6 noe 15.75: 8 moi 93.75: oa* montb ..„_.. . DellTerad by earrier in city vm week . •s.oo 1.00 IM 4 Thought For Today Let brotherly love continue. Be not (orretful to entertain strang^erc for thereby lom* have entertained anrels unaware*.—Hebrews 13:l-,2. • » * * You must come home with me and be my guest; You will {five joy to me and I will do All that is In my power to honour you.—Shelley. EDITORIAL PANAMA CANAU NO LONGER HEAVILY GUARDED ZONE A RE WE INVITING another Pearl Harbor ? The Panama Canal at one time was one of the most heavily guarded zones in the world. This is no longer true. Today when traffic through the Big Ditch is greater than at any time since it was opened oh August 15, 1914, the United States is taking a calculated risk in its defense of one of the most vital and strategic waterways in the world. The inadequate defense facilities of the Panama Canal are discussed in an illustrated article in the current issue of PEOPLE TODAY. In this era of intercontinental bombers, where no area on the globe is immune to air attack, the U. S. does not keep a single fighter or interceptor warplane in the Canal Zone. Nearest approach to a war-ready air force guarding the Canal is a squadron of long range Navy patrol bombers stationed on, the Atlantic side at Coco Solo. These radar -equipped planes make daily patrols from both ocean approaches to spot unauthorized subs, planes or ships. - But their defense, spread thin, is weak at best. The nearest bombers that might fly out to plaster an enemy approaching the Canal are statiai;ied at Ptamey AF Base in Puerto Rico, several hours flying time away. • * • T HE NAVY HAS LITTLE in Panama waters now. The once active sub base in the Balboa basin is all but deserted. Nothing aa formidable even as a modern destroyer is based there permanently. And the highly effective U. S, submarine radar picket line that guards the northern approaches to the U. S.'s northeast coastline does not extend that far south, • The Army has a little more strength in Panama than the Navy— but not much. Aside from service and administrative hq. troops, there is only a regimental combat team—mostly anti-aircraft— in the Zone. Just how much radar is guarding the Canal approaches the Army, justifiably, isn't saying. Any observer, however, can see the sweeping radar screens: atop Flamenco Island at the approach to the Canal channel, and there, too, outlined agains tthe sky, are several antiaircraft batteries. Since Korea, such batteries also have been placed strategically along both sides of the 40-mile Canal strength. Others, as fast as they are trained in the States, are being shipped to the Canal to patrol its locks, dams, powerhouses, and other vital testallationSf, • * • O N THE CREDIT SIDE, the U. S. intelligence services are heavily maimed in Panama, perhaps as heavily as any spot in the world; and it cannot be doubted they are doing a crack job of keeping local Reds tabbed and under control. In '47, commies influenced Panama- U;: S. relations to the extent that we were forced to pull out of our niilitary bases in the Republic outside the 10 rnile wide Canal Zone. Tloday, relations are such that if we wanted to push the issue we uhdoubtedly could get back those bases. But it doesn't look as tliough w ;e 'll be asking for them. Nor, says the Caribbean Command, is tijere any plan to reactivate now any of the wartime air strips we maintained on tiny islands such as tiie Galapagos, off Ecuador, to guard the Pacific approaches to the Canal. • If the Calnal is ever seriously threatened by land or sea, the Army says it can transport enough troops and equipment from the U. S. and Puerto Rico in time to throw up a formidable defense. But a well placed atom bomb— or any other kind for that matter —could seriously hamper or temporarily destroy the operation of the Canal. With no Interceptor planes on guard against such an attack, we would seem to be inviting another Pearl Harbor, Theyll Do It Every Time *a.—. By Jimmy Hatlo The Doctor Says Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. The World Today Ly JAMES MARLOW AP STAFF WRITER MAYWOOD HAS dTY MANAGER By HiioelmM Prett CHICAGO—Trustees of the suburban village of Maywood Thursday night voted to adopt the city manager form of government and named Newell N. Jenkins of Lawrence, Kans., to the manager's post. Jenkins, who will take office Aug. 15, formerly was assisitant to the director of finance at Kansas City, Mo., and recently has been city manager of Slater, Mo. Maywood has a population of 30,000. Famous Fathers Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1 President 1 Browns Lincoln's 2 Funeral notice father 3 Tuneful 4 Father of Cain 4 Adjust and Abel 5 Father's wife (Bib.) (slang) 8 Man's name 6 Avoids. 12Tad Lincoln's 'Males father 8 Quotes 13 Dimmutive of 9 Indigo David 10 Stagger 14 Arrow poison H Minus 15 Nothing H o N m V 1 s U a A R o M A (3 • R E L. A T e s e T O c • A R • T • s E S A A R • N r 1 II A R T* B u m u A B S R A T E R A 1 K f 0 G R A V E 6 • (X. A 1 U, O 1 U B (» E S T A R M O N B R s U A T 1 N aL F T S m N O V m 9 T * e R N T e M T R e • i_ 1 E S 9 A 1 B • N S leCivilities 18 Plug 20 Vends 21 Speck 22 Pinnacl 24 Mix 26 Greek mountain 27EncOTe 30 Horn blower 32 Unit? firmly 34 Entertained 35 United States territory 36 Legal matters 37 Raise 39 Sniag 40 Knights 41 Father's small child 42Glideonic« 45 Dwarfed 49 Divert 51 War (od v BSFar (prefix) . 58 Ireland ^ 54liisectegf SSRichletber^s > won I 56 MaU 3 Ijeversfte / »fright ; 25 Heavy book 26 Command 27 Stupefying 17 Father of the 28Applies Jewish race printing fluid 19 Harbors 23 Academy award 24 Asterisk 29 Remain 31 Weirder 33 Georgia city 38 Attack 40 Guide 41 Airs 42 Enos' fathw 43 Leg joint 44 King of Huns 46 Weary 47 Great Lake. 48 Fruit ' 50 Beverage • 1 z 3 <( . 5 h 7 10 It IS n IS 14 IT 19 zo 21 JX w 25 ^ r 29 V 34. •47 '48 0, w •••^ NO Wt HI, ST w 50 I SJ 1 w MIDDLE OF ROAD YEAR IN POLITICS WASHINGTON — This is the year when the middle ot the road seems cozy. The politicians indicated they thought so when they picked General Eisenhower and Governor Stevenson. Neither man is an apostle of change, socially or economically. Although both are internationalists, that's xxsuaX now, not radical. If there had been wide public pressure to move left or far right, the convention politicians undoubtedly would Wave produced the kind of candidate wanted. The people have shown that in time of crisis, when great remedies aire needed for survival, they not only will accept but seek changes, even severe ones. This was demonstrated in 1932 when they elected Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was eager to experiment, instead of Herbert Hoover who didn't want to rock the boat even when it was sinking. « • * * In 1936 the people had developed faith in Rxwsevelt's ability to carry us all the way out. In 1940 we faced the prospect of war, which Roosevelt had still managed to avoid. In 1944 we were in a war which we were winning. By 1948, when he was dead, the picture had changed. We were still in,serious trouble abroad, thanks to the Russians according to the Democrats or to Democratic bungling according to the Republicans. But war was not imminent. At home the . people were more prosperous, in spite of inflation, than any time since the 1920's. • « « • People with full bellies don't run through the streets, screaming for revolution, even a mild one. So in 1948, there was no wide pressure for far-reaching social or economic changes. In that year the Democrats and President Truman barely squeaked through. His victory had been attributed to the votes of 1 the regular Democrats, 2 special interest groups — like Negroes, labor and the farmers — which felt they had more to gain from the Democrats and 3 independent voters -who preferred the general policies and viewpoint of the Deim- ocratic party. • * » • This election year is much like 1948 with some notable new exceptions: higher taxes, corruption in government, and the distressing and unfinished Korea war. Otherwise, incomes and employment are at a peak. Our foreign relations are serious but war still does hot seem imminent. The voters ,not in peril now, will not have to choose between a stand-patter and a man with a gleam in his eye and a key to the promised land. Radio, television' and records have certainly brought modern music into homes. Aunt Molly Harmsworth wonders, though, if a lot hasn't been lost in the process. You don't hear any more the soothing strains -of an old-fashioned hymn come rolling out of the open windows in the evening from a group around a family piano. © NEA DEFEND RIGHT OF WOMEN TO BARE CHESTS By A»eeiat«d PrtM SYRACUSE. N. Y. — Deputy Sheriff Arthur Willis stopped speeding car two weeks ago and found four women naked from the waist up. They whipped on brassieres and observed the men rode bare- chested. It touched off a flood of mail defending women's rights. Willis picked out as typical an anonymous letter from Austin, Minn.: "'. . . I hope and pray that the women in every state of the United States can go naked from their waist up any time they want to for it is not wrong." Your Manners You would like to get a neighbor's maid to work for you part- time, after the hours of her regular job. ^VRONG: Ask her about it. without mentioning it first to the neighbor who employs her. RIGHT: First speak to the neighbor about the matter, so that she will not think you are trying to hire her maid away from her. J. P. COURT Sam Hayes, of Ina, was fined $20.20 before L. E. Faulkner, justice of the peace, yesterday on a disturbance charge. The arrest was made by county officers. EXCAVATING Bufldozer—Trucks Land clearing, pond and basement. AJ) kinds of dirt nrork FREE ESTIMATES Phones: 1644 . 2310 3484-W - 2913-W Mr. and Mrs. Howard A. Harriman attended the funeral of Mrs. Abby Howard in Olney. 111., last Wednesday. Mrs. Howard was a former resident of Olney, but resided in Denver, Colo, at the time of her death. The former Ruth Kirkpatrigk was calling on friends here one day last week. Miss Fay Wilhelm of Anna. 111., visited Mr. and Mrs. Joe G. Moore several days this week. Mrs. Ruth Johnson and son Keith of Chicago are visiting with Mrs. Johnson's parents Mr. and Mrs. Wakefield. Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Pace and sons Larry and Lanny returned Wednesday after a two weeks outing in Yellowstone Park. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dedman and daughter and Mis. Dedman, Sr. of Mt. Vernon joined them in the outing. Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Moore and Miss Fay Wilhelm spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Jim Trammel in Mt. Vernon. Miss Kay Hottensen has been visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H, Hottensen. Mrs. Myrtle Harshberger of Bluford visited Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Bufkin this week. Mrs. W. H. Hottensen and granddaughter Kay visited in St. Louis one day this week with the former's daughter, Carma. Members of the Baptist Church wish to thank all those who assisted in putting out the shed fire at the church Monday morning; also those who came back later and hauled water to put out the remaining embers.. The shed was a total loss together with its contents. The fire was started by smouldering trash that had been set nearly a week ago. So, let all of us be careful about fires this dry weather since we have no fire protection here. Our streets deceived a much needed coat of oil last Premature Infant Mortality Far Reduced in Last Decade It is risky to be born prematurely. Those deaths which occur in premature infants are among the 10 leading causes of death in the whole population. In 1944, for example, more than 33,000 deaths were recorded among premature infants. But the situation is getting better. In 1933 about 15 premature infants died for every thousand live births; in 1944 this had fallen to about 11, and is probably continuing to hnprove. This means that today infants born prematurely have a considerably better chance of surviving than those who were born 20 years ago. A baby is considered jsremature if its weight at birth is less than 5H pound. Premature babies, are usually weak and have to be fed at frequent intervals, often with a medicine dropper because they cannot take much at one time. Two things are largely responsi ble for the improvement in the chances of life for these infants. One is the improved incubators which in many modern hospitals today are air-conditioned cubicles with temperature and humidity kept under control. The second is the much better knowleJdge of feeding. The smallest infant known to have survived into childhood weighed one pound at birth. It is not recorded what happened to this child, but many people who later became famous were born prematurely. The records indicate that among these were Darwin, Newton, Napoleon, Voltaire and Rus seau. Premature babies who live past the danger period are just as likely to be healthy or to become famous as those who are born with nor mal size and weight. Soon Catch Up Their rate of growth is more rapid than full-size infants. Consequently in a few months or a year or two, they have caught up with the larger infants. The problem of reducing the deaths of premature infants is still pi;psent. Part of the problem can be met by trying to reduce the number of infants born too early. Part can be met by further steps aimed at better care for those who do come into the world early. Work is going forward on both fronts. BACK STENGEL FOR GOVERNOR By Asieeiatad PrMi ROCK ISLAND, 111. — Richard Stengel state representative, was endorsed as candidate for governor Friday night, by the Rock Island county Democratic central committee. Stengel, a lawyer, is candidate for reelection from the 33rd Senatorial district. Advised of the endorsement, he said he appreciated the honor; but that he is candidate for reelection as representative, and nothing else. ' Thanks to the energy of our commissioner, W. A. Flickenstein. We should have good streets here for Monday, some time to come. Barry Jones Beauty Academy WILL BE CLOSED AUG. 4th TO AUG. 26th FOR VACATION Enroll for Fall Classes Aug. 25th Through Sept. 15th STATE ACCREDITED Phone 1060 911 Salem Road M t.VERHON DRIVE-IN THEATRI n r m I I I — FRIDAY and SATURDAY RANDOLPH SCOTT-ROBERT RYAN "TRAIL STREET" —PLUS SECOND FEATURE- WILLIAM HENRY-PAMELA BLAKE "FEDERAL MAN" HWrnGHT SHOW FREE TO ALL ATTENDING EARLY SHOW "OPERATION HAYLIFT" SHOW EVERY NIGHT—RAIN OR CLEAR PRESSURE CREOSOTED FENCE POSTS POLES-LUMBER Save substantially by buying direct Jrom our Treatment Plant at MT VERNON, ILL. T. J. MOSS TIE COMPANY Phone 11 YARLAHD DRIVE'lii THEATRE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY R06€RT VOUMG JANIS CARTER«JACK BUETEL^ — PLUS SECOND FEATURE * P«^i.r« for H» to Ifle Be«l|er< Egyptian Cab Service AA^AAAAAAAAAAAAA^A^^AA^^^^^^WWWWWMMVMMV - NOTICE- Fare 25^ in City Limits Phone 4100 or 2100 MOVIE TIME TABLE- GRANADA "JUST ACROSS STREET" 2:20 - 5:15 - 8:10 "TWO OF A KIND" 3:40 - 6:35 - 9:30 STADIOl •SCARAMOUCHE" 2:05 - 4:25 - 6:40 8:35 PLAZA "LET'S DANCE" .'!:0S - 6:00 • 9:06 "BLACK HILLS AMBUSH" Z:10 - 5:10 - R:Oi Where The BIG PICTURES Show First Today & Sat. iiR CONOITIONfO FOR TOUR COMFORT Two Big Hits ANN SHERIDAN iOHN lUND fDMOND O'BRIEN . iiMfTH SCOTT Two© itSTARTS SUNDAYif^ STORYOF A SECRET LONGING... AHD A 5fCRf r THAT BECAME A CBIiVi KENT SMITH • ALEXANDER KNOX Added: Featurette - Color Cartoon - Late Newt NOW tunami. Vmruo^j. f^^iijf^tcrKSI STADIUM M' G • M't excitini adiplitiofl ol RAFAEL SABATINI'S SClSRAMavCHE slorring GRANGER-PARKER LEIGH-FERRER HENRY Foch LEWIS RICHARD Anderson Picture Today & Sat. Two Big Hits 1 mm-h'sm \ y LEiS TedTnicolor | '^''lANE ML 'BLACK HILLS AMBUSH — ADDED — COLOR CARTOON * STARTS SUNDAY * Floods the screen ^itli adventure! WAmm Color by TKHNKOIOK ALAN LADD at his crime-fighting . best! Appointment with mmmx tfarrint MUDDidPHYlilSCAlKRf msiniuiMiinaM -tKiti m

What members have found on this page

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free