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/ t ' 4~.Ral.eigh Register, Bcckley, W. Va., Monday Afternoon, July 16^1962 Thought For Today Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all: Shakespeare Pensions And Punishment r Technically afleast, a New York Supreme Court justice who has been convicted of conspiracy in an attempt to fix a federal judge becomes eligible for pension at the close of business hours on Wednesday. The bizarre courtroom farce goes like this: Justice J. Vincent Keogh on June 16 was convicted by a M a n h a t t a n federal court jury of conspiring to obstruct justice by attempting to influence the sentencing of a Brooklyn federal court defendant. "A $22,500 bribe was involved. Two days later Judge Keogh -- who is still drawing his $3-4,500 a year salary -- filed for retirement. Unless the courts hold that he automatically forfeited his office when the j u r y brought in its guilty verdict, he becomes eligible for a pension, variously estimated at from §8,300 to upwards of $20,000 a year, 30 days after filing. The Xew York Board of Estimate is expected to rule on the pension at its next meeting on Julv 26. Keogh's sentencing was postponed to Aug. 2, well after the qualifying date for the pension, on the "plea that his trial attorney was exhausted. He faces a five-year prison term and a $10,000 fine. ^ One question is whether Keogh automatically loses his rights at the time of the verdict or at the time of the sentencing. Ironically, one of his attorneys, as a "former city corporation counsel, presented an opinion in another case that "the forfeiture of office automatically occurred when the jury returned its verdict of conviction." State Controller Arthur Levitt has said that the pension is a contractual obligation and t h a t the state must pay its share of the pension--Keogh is paid by both state and city --regardless of whether Keogh \yas in or out of office at the time of conviction. Levitt is a Democrat. So is Keogh. So is Keogh's brother, Rep. Eugene J. Keogh, powerful Brooklyn Democrat and friend of President Kennedy. A federal employee under the so-called Alger Hiss Act loses pension rights upon conviction of a felony or a crime against the government. The crime of which Keogh was convicted is a felony under federal law, but is only a misdemeanor under the state code. Bills to deny pensions to officials convicted of violations of their trust have been introduced in the Xew York legislature in recent sessions but never have passed. ^ If the court should rule that Keogh is not entitled to a pension, he would receive, with interest, the payments he has made to the pension fund. Know Your State IVEan IVamed Morgan Credited With Many 'Firsts' In State By PHIL CONLEY President, Education Foundation, Inc. The man who is credited with being the first white settler in what is now West Virginia was born in Wales. His name was Morgan ap Morgan (ap meant a man named Morgan). There may have been other white men who settled in our state at an earlier date but we do not have records of them. Morgan arrived at what is now Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, in 1726, six years before George Washington was born. At the time Morgan, with his small family, built a log cabin near Martinsburg, he was thirty-eight years of age. He had lived in Christiana, Delaware, for twenty years. Morgan was by profession a merchant tailor. He had been active in community affairs as is evidenced by the fact that he was an official of his church and also had served as a justice of the peace. He was highly respected and liked as an outstanding citizen. There is ample proof that he was not an adventurer or a ne'er-do- well. Soon after Morgan established his home in an isolated section of the country, he persuaded others to come there and settle. After a number of families located near the Morgan home, he induced the county to build 2 road from the community to Winchester, Virginia. He was' put in charge of the work and thus became the first road engineer in West Virginia. He had himself appointed B justice of the peace and thus became the first law-enforcing officer of the state. He formed a militia and was named the captain of the company and thus became the first military officer in the state. He established an inn and thus became the first hotel man in the state. With the assistance of his neighbors he erected a church and became the first religious leader in the state. This first church west of the Blue Ridge Mountains continues today as Christ Episcopal Church at Bunker Hill. Morgan and some members of his family, together wife many of his neighbors, are buried in the churchyard. A few years ago the state erected a monument at Bunker Hill in memory of our first white settler. The Morgan family is well known for its activities in- the history of West Virginia. Morgan had eight children. His son Zackquill traveled overland to Monongalia County and established Morgan's Fort on the site of what is now Morgantown. the seat of our University. An older son. David, established his home at Rives- vf::e near Fairmont. It is recorded, in the "Morgan Bible" that David killed seven Indians. When he was Register Pub!;«Set! 05 BECKLEV .VEWSPAPERJ CORPORATION, 3« Prince St. Second class' privileges aathcirired at Bcckley. W Va-. *nd Kir.ton. W Va, hone - AD Departments -- · Bccklc- r.3-3 Jo!::] Hodel MEMBER OF UNITED PRESS INTERN A no\AL National Advertising Representative WARD-GRIFFITH COMPANY CNC Krw York. Chicaso. Detroit. Atlanta Boston. Charlotte. PhiT^de.'phia. Sir Los AaKe.'es. "ircer.' iCc, Pitt SUBSCRIPTION "RATES "BY (Only when* we do not tar» cSe'.ivery ;erv-!ce Dailj actf Surday. x;e x-tar Dsi:? aad Sunday s-.x months ... Daily only, oze year Daily oaly. sit nsoaths GOME DEIJVERED By Carrier or Distributor Da3y ar.d Sacday. per week sfc Daily aad Sunday, per tialf-raoati ""." JKIIJ Daily aad Sunday, per month $2.15 When requestog ·* of address give old address as well as new --fT,r«e per cer.t tfate saJes tax mast t»« ad-ieo fo aovt na3 rates for all · suSscripUoru w-itfcir West Virginia Att Carriers dealers, distrftrators, are independent contractors, and Bcckley \ewspapers Corporation is oot responsible for ad- ranee saJjscriptjoa payments rr.ade to them or cfceir representatives. nearly sixty years of age he is reported to have killed two Indians on his farm. The story is told that one day David Morgan sent his son Stephen, age sixteen, and his daughter Sarah, age fourteen, to feed the cattle at his farm. This may be an exaggerated pioneer story but it is reported that Morgan laid down that afternoon, went to sleep, and dreamed that his two children were being scalped. He went to sleep the second time and had the same dream. The old man arose, took his rifle, and went to the farm. Here he saw two Indians approaching his children. He got behind a tree and shot the larger Indian. The other one threw his tomahawk and cut off a finger of Morgans left hand. The Indian attacked Morgan and drew his knife. Morgan grabbed the handle and drew the blade through the hand of the Indian and then stabbed him. It is claimed that Morgan skinned the two Indians, tanned their hides and made shot pouches and a saddle girth out of them. ZackquiH Morgan distinguished himself in the Revolution. He was in command of the Virginia Minutemen. a regiment recruited in Monongalia and Marion counties. He \vas with General Horatio Gates, another West Virginian, at the Battle of Saratoga. Zackquill's son Levi was an Indian scout and spy. He and his brothers, Mod and James, built a fort on the Ohio River in Wetzel County. In 1902 the state erected a monument to the memory of Levi Morgan on the lawn of the courthouse at New Martinsvflle. Morgan Morgan's great-grandson, Francis Pierpont, was the governor of the Restored Government of Virginia during the Civil War. His statue, one of two from West Virginia, is in statuary hall in the nation's capitol. Ephraim F. Morgan, a direct descendant, was governor'of West Virginia from 152! to 1925. 3 niifiuies vritfi {lie GREAT BOOKS BOSWELL In his conversations and travels with Johnson, Samuel BosweH heard Johnson cover almost every possible topic .of interest, both those of great importance, and those of not so great importance. The following exchange is reported in James Boswell's (17401795) Life of Johnson. On Tuesday, July 26. I found Mr. Johnson alone. It was a very \vet day, and I again complained of the di's- agreeable effects of such weather. JOHNSON 'Sir. this is all imagination, which physicians encourage: for man lives in air. as a fish lives in water; so that if the atmosphere press heavy from above, there is an equal resisiance from below. To be sure, bad weather is hard on people who are forced to be abroad; and men cannot labor so well in the open air in bad weather, as in good: but. Sir. a smith or a taylor, whose work is within doors, will surely do a. much in rainy weather, as in fair. Son*; very "delicate frames, indeed, may be affected by wet we:ther: but not common constitutions. * Prayer 0 God. Who has created this ia;r world and given it to us richly to enjoy, may our eyes never grow dull to all its wonder Keep our souls open to its beauty, its mystery, its majesty. lay the daily miracle of life and light be renewed in us. that this "day may not be common bu. filled with Thine immortal brightne«- through Christ, our Lord. Amen -Stuart LeRoy Anderson, Berkeley Calif., president, Pacific School of Religion. Mo Tax Cut!" Washington Window Conservatives Would Defeat Senator Jacob Javits, Too Liberal Republican By LYLE WILSON WASHINGTON (UP!) -- The new-born Conservative party in New York state has been set up to prevent the re-election in November of Republican Sen. Jacob K. Javits. That is the short-haul Conservative purpose. The long haul objective is to demonstrate that there are thousands of New Yorkers who would vote for conservative - minded political candidates and for conservative political programs if they had an opportunity to do so. This new Conservative party hopes to apply to the Republican party the kind of pressure that is imposed by the splinter liberal party in New York on the Democrats. The Liberal party can poll about 300.000 votes in New York state. With that much political muscle, the smart operators of the Liberal party can, and usually do, compel the Democrats to make a deal. Lefty Candidates The deal usually is for the Democrats to put up lefty candidates on lefty programs, or else. If the Democrats agree, the liberals endorse the Democratic candidates. If the Democrats balk, the Liberals put up candidates of their.own. That is a nobly effective political ploy. The new-born Conservative party in New York state wants to work the same , magic on the Republicans. ' These conservatives contend that the Republican party in New York has followed the Democrats so far to the left that there is never a candidate for whom conservatives can vote happily. They have chosen Javits as the guinea pig in an experiment to prove that thousands of New Yorkers would vote conservative if they had a chance to do so. The size of the conservative vote in November will demonstrate whether there is, in truth, a large conservative element in the voting population of New York state. Might Apply Brakes ... This new Conservative partv can come of age in New York either by defeating Javits or merely by polling 200,000 votes or so in an effort to defeat him. That would put the brakes on the New York Republican tendency to pursue the Democrats toward 'the latter's New Deal, Fair Deal, New Frontier moorings. The Conservatives have named Robert T. Pell of Ticonderoga, N.Y., to oppose Javits in Novem- ber. Pell calls Javits a "Mr. A.D.A" those are the initials of Americans for Democratic Action, a left - of - center political power house sparked by the memory of FDR. Pell says Javits is a mere carbon copy of the surviving Xew Dealers in the U.S. Senate. Interesting Statistics Pell can find some interesting statistics in the congressional index published by Americans for Constitutional Action, (ACA) of which Adm. Ben Moreell is chairman and former President Herbert Hoover a trustee. ACA is non - partisan but definitely 'conservative. The index is an evaluation of congressional voting records from the conservative point of view. ACA compiles a consistency index, for example, based on votes deemed to safeguard Individual dignity, and strengthen constitutional government and against what is deemed to favor collective morality and a socialized economy. By those ACA standards, Sen John G. Tower (R - Tex.) rates highest, 100 per cent. Javits was next to last among Senate Republicans with 27 per cent. The Republican anchor man was Sen. John Sherman Cooper (R-Ky.), 23 per cent. 'Liberate' Said Making Gains In Sisain U T I utr-iirr-rtii .. .. _ B~ By PHIL NEWSOM DPI Foreign News Analyst Generalissimo Francisco Franco's nomination of his successor and the makeup of the Spanish cabinet have been described as the most significant political move to occur in Spain since Franco's rise to power nearly 25 years ago. In this case the extravagant phraseology probably is justified. In one strike Franco eliminated the question "After Franco, what?" and at the same time eliminated a potentially dangerous split within his own govern' ment It was a victory for those "liberals" inside the regime who overcame years of lethargy and complacency to push through Spain's stabilization program in 1959 and who now seek Spain's association with the European Common Market The new lineup still further reduces the influences of old - line Falangists. Spain's only legal party r . who feared the changes inevitable through close association with a liberal Europe. Present-day Spain would seem to be an economic and political phenomenon. Authorrtian In Politics Politically, it is frankly author- itarian and Franco intends that it shall remain so. thus running contrary to the West European trend. But its economic structure has become increasingly attuned to that of the Western world. As it has moved cautiously but steadily toward a reunion "with the Western family of nations, it has become a member of the Organization for Economic Coope rjj t i o n and Development ^OnCD), the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. It is not a member of NATO but, through its agreement with the United States, provides invaluable sir and naval bases for Western defense. Mid-1959 found Spain almost at the end of its financial rope. Its foreign exchange was down to less than S60 million. Then it devalued the peseta, restricted credits, went after a balanced budget and laid on new taxes. Cabinet Splits The result was a howl of protest that the engineers of the new economic look had plunged Spain into her most serious · economic crisis in 20 years. It split the cabinet. But its advocates held on. To- day Spain's reserves total more than SI billion. Chief among the opponents were the ministers of labor, industry and information and tourism. They departed in the current shakeup and have been replaced by "Europeans," those who favor increased liberalization of economic policies and entry into the Common Market. At least two of the new ministers are representative of Catholic Action, a lay group which criticized the government in the recent strike crisis. Retaining their posts are Commerce Minister Alberto Ullastres Calvo and Minister of Finance Navarre Rubio, the two chief architects of the economic reform program. Successor To Franco Taking over as Franco's designated successor is Gen. Agustin Munoz Grandes, a friend of the United States. As vice premier he is expected to ease the way in negotiations for a renewal of U.S bases agreements this fall. _ Free elections is a requirement ?or entry into the European Common Market and this could provide a bar to Spain. It also could provide a lever for political evolution. Bag Dust 'Otte Of The Best Pieces Of Properly In W.Va.' JOHN MODEL Q--I am a government appraiser, and I'm here to discuss your property on South Oakwood. Here it is on the map. We're figuring on bringing Route 16 right along here, and we need this piece of your property. A--Well, now let me see that lot's not really worth very much to me, and we surely do need a road such as that you've outlined there on the map. How wide did you say it was going to be--Hmm, that's going to be just about the nicest street in town. And I'm still going to have my property bordering it. I don't really see how I could lose anything, if I just gave you the property. Q--Weil, now, that's a somewhat novel approach. I don't believe I've run into that one before. You want to give your property to the state? A--Well, I'm what you might call a Conservative in my approach to government. I've always thought the government was awfully free with its 'money, and a bit too free with taxes too. Why don't I just make this my personal contribution to trying to keep taxes down. Q--You want to give your property to the government? A--Well, it kind of seems like the thing to do. It might kind of set a good example for others. A lot of people seem to try to ''hold up" the government any time it wants anything, and then they beef something terrible about high taxes. They all say "The others are going to get it, why shouldn't I?" It would be nice to be different. I'd probably feel better about it at night. Sleep better, you know! Q--I'm not really sure that I understand you. Your property has been appraised by two different appraisers and they agree, to the penny, as they say, that your property is worth $18 953.23. A--Are you kidding? That piece of weedy real estate with the gullies in it, that lies at about a 45 degree angle? How would I face people, if this thing got out? Q--What do you mean, if it got out? Who's going to worry about it? People are going to be so pleased to have a decent road through here to relieve some of the traffic congestion that they're not going to be asking a lot of questions. Besides it's a kind of tricky operation, tracing titles and finding out who owns a piece of property. A--Well, I just got to thinking what I'd offer for a little piece of prop, erty like that. Why, shucks, I don't think I paid more than $500 for the whole parcel. I figure if I was buying, the outside I would offer would be about $2,000 for the whole piece. Are people getting prices like that for their property along here?. Q--Why, certainly. We believe in giving true value. This is what the law requires, you know. Your neighbors are going to be awfully put out with you if you claim that your property is almost valueless. Don't you see, how this is going to affect what they get for their property, too? A--You mean I'll be depriving my neighbors of the true value of their property? That wouldn't be very neighborly, would it? Q-No, and look at the figures these professional appraisers have arrived at. You're going to make them look bad. They have to make a living, too, you know. A--Well, there's something in what you say. There used to be a swing that tree on the property. The kids used to have a good time swinging on it. I guess it'd have to come down. Q--It certainly would. There's a lot of sentimental value in some of this property along here, too. A--That's certainly true. Q--What are these other fellows on the street going to think when they take their eases to court, asking for more money, and here you are trying to settle for less. A--They won't really know, will they? Q--Are you kidding? They'll probably cut you dead, socially. And they surely will say that you're anti-social --maybe even a Communist. You're not acting in the usual American way, now are you? A--Well, maybe you're right, that lot isn't so bad. And, of course it could be filled. What'd you say, only §19,000 for that choice lot. I ought to take court. But I'm a patriotic citizen, and I won't put the government to all that cost. The government won't miss the money, anyway. How much they got buried down here at Fort Knox? 'Chateau' Sounds Just Like 'Shadow' In Amsricanese ^ ; v^- * ^ ^ M- .***/ OTTAWA, Ontario Ottawa is Canada's national capital and this Buildings - The Comely Lass Aids Morale In Capitol Office By JERRY BEJGEt United Press International CHARLESTON. W. V a . (UPI-Male motorists who have come grumpily into the Department of Motor Vehicles offices during the past month to (ill out accident reports probably walked out in a more cheerful mood if they happened to see one of the new secretaries employed in the Safety Responsibility Division. She's five-feet-two, blue - eyed Anita Phillips. IS. who qualified for the final judging of the Miss Huntingdon contest to be held Aug. ~. _Miss Phillips will compete with six other contestant? in the finals, with the winner given the opportunity to compete in the "Miss VSA" contest Liter this year in Uimtmgton. Miss Phillips graduated f r o m Matewan High School, Matewan. Mtfgo County, this soring. She's now living in Huatingion with her sister and brother-in-law and commutes to Cnarieston daily. The West Virginia Mote! Association Jias published pamphlet listing the features of 53 -of its members. Tourist* are invited to write the State Department of Commerce to obtain free copies of the travel guide. A revised edition is expected to be put out in time for the Centennial that will show additional motels not listed on the present leaflet. Tr.e Office of State Emergency Planning. a new division of the Finance and Administration Department recently created by executive order of Gov. W. W."Barren, is aboi:t ready to begin full- scale operation. Marc Srlrnan will head the division which will be responsible for planning distribution and tise of West Virginia, resources and manpower in case of any national Years Ago From the T972 Fifes Of The Raleigh Register Dr. Winifred E. Combs has been noLfzed by the state board of dental examiners that he passed the examination with high'honor? in every department cf the profession. After today the Hotel Hull will be ur.der new management. Mrs. K W, Maaley. retiring and being succeeded by D. B. Walls, recer.Uv of Lester, bi:t formerly a well known Beckley business man. It is undrstood that Mr. Walls expects to devote his entire time to the^ -management cf fee hotel and that numerous improvements are contemplated. emergency. The summer edition of the West Virginia Travel magazine is off the press. Produced bv the State Commerce Department, the issue »eaiures attractions at Harpers Ferry and Bother points of iriter- esi^m the eastern Panhandle. _ i ne center spread of the raas-a- zme is devoted to "Fairs. Festivals. rood and Folk", a rundown ot me local celebrations and observances rapidly becoming popular wjth tourists. .Among other features, the mag- pine takes time out for a re- fres.,m.? exploration of the north- em cities of Monrantown, Wheeling and Parkersburg. The State Department of Xat- nra] Resources is lookins for bi tree?. " ° ^ Director Warden M. Lane hopes io have the bisgest tree of -rery iype in the state marked by :f, e - of the year for use in tourist ps ?.s a way of pointins up the importance "of the forest r-roducts mcuisiry to West Virginia* Anyone knowing of a possfole ·"big^est tree" should measure it a: a point four-and-a-half feet from the ground and send the fi-- un? to State Forester Lester Me- Ciun^. Division of Forestry Department of Natural Resource* )POi\ Washington Street East' Charleston, West Virginia. By GEORGE W. HODEL Our · scheduled arrival at Ottawa was on time at 8:30 a.m. and we walked through a tunnel under the street from the Canadian National Railroad station to the Chateau Laurier a hotel owned and operated by the CN. Incidentally it took me some time to realize that when I heard what sounded like "shadow" to my ears what they ^ were rally saying was "cha- · teau." The one word being a sort of nickname for the hotel, which is unusual, looking like a feudal castle from the outside, but is quite modern and beautiful inside. After breakfast we left for the national Parliament buildings just two blocks away. Major Paul Geymonat. 1 Deputy-Sergeant-at-Arms, House of Commons was our guide for the tour of this beautiful building. It is virtually an art cal- lery of stone and wood carving. The conducted tour included the House of Commons, separate lobbies for th- majority party and the "Loval oo^ position," as they call it: a huce reading room with newspapers from all over Canada and the world- the oar- liamentary library-. Senate room- 'and the Memorial Chape!; With a lot of kidding in front of the parliament we got snapshots of ou- tour escort. Inspector Bert McKi^ shasing hands with the handsome red coated member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on the steps of the entrance. There is a lot of banter auou.. when is better, the Ontario Provincial Police or the bounties, who constitute the national police of C~ pea. Here we had the "oooo^ forces" peacefully shaking hands." From Parliament we went to i ianos Airport serving the city of ot- fcrcra. At the airport as guests of Trans Canada Airlines, we boarded a oeaufcruliy appointed DCS jet We were aboard and in fHcht for about an hour and a half diirine wh f cn t : ~e t-.e jet traveled at .about 30.000 feet auituce from Ottawa to Quebec Otv ans returned. During the fight we were served a martini cocktail and a delicious f!et msgnoa lunch. My personal guide for tne night was a young attomev. Rj c h- aru K. Jeffrey, who practices criminal law m Ottawa. Most cf his education fias Deen in Paris at the Sorbonne and ne makes a very interesting oiide. He was quite anxious to get my impre«- sipns of the tear and I was as honest with him as I could possibly be I w?s nighly complimentary^about 'every- * * * * thing but the terrific pace of this schedule. Demonstrating the pace of his own work he told me that very evening lie was flying to Vancouver to Interview two clients in prison in British Columbia. _ After our unusual airborne lunch we visited the ultra modem city hall for the City of Ottawa. While seated in the luxurious council chamber wa viewed two huge portraits of Queen Elizabeth n and Queen Victoria, that vyere unveiled just the week before by toe _ Queen Mother on her Royal Canadian tour. During our period in the council chamber, her worship the mayor of Ottawa, Dr. Charlotte Whitton, C.B.E.. broke away from another meeting to "sit with us for a little. Dr. Whitton's doctorate is in the field of history, and she is one of the most dedicated public servants. Her opponents say that she is hard to buck because of her brilliance. "She will talk you down under the tame." said one critic, "but the truth js that she makes sense and knows · h e r job so well that you end u? agreeing with her/ ? Then to the Rockcliffe Barracks of tne Royal Canadian Mounted Police. This is one of two training stations *or recruits to the Mounties. Since this was Wednesday afternoon, set aside curing the training week for games ana physical education, we watched tnis program. One training game was two opposing teams on horseback. each man wore a screened protective neimet on his head with a colored jv-me on the top. each also carried 2^ sword length stick. The idea was for vne oppos;r.g teams to ride at each o^er flailing away at the helmet ^in^the sticks until the plumes were snocKed oft. Quite a game, 1 Aster watching the games we were entertained for a short while in the e^icers mess and then we returned tojhe Chateau Laurier.. v ; r ' e evening was spent at a raag- R "icsent dinner served in the Quebec v^ite of the "shadow^ as it sounds, Our host was the Honourable Walter Dinsdale, D.F.C.. M.A;. Minister. Department of Northern Affairs and Na- ·jonal Resources. . Ai 5 er .' c f in § completely ?atiakd with ^·onoenui food and drink I made a snort visit to the National Press Club nearby. Afterwards I tried to walk off u.e dinner through the attractive shopping section of the citv of Ottawa and then to bed.

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