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14 THE PAMPA BAtLV NWS THURSDAY, OCTOBER tt t 1§«1 Mil! flampaiaiUjNcttrB AN INDEPENDENT FREEDOM NEWSPAPER r beliW* that til »*ft *r« iquitlly endowed by their Creator, oi by *ny, government, with th«' gift of freedom", «fld that it ii evfty mafi'i duty w G&A to, preserve hi« own liberty and respect the liberty of other*. Freedom i* self-control, flu more, no less. To discharge thii, responsibility,, free men, to the bes\. of their ability, must understand and apply :w daily living the great moral fliides expressed in the Terf Corhmandniants, -the Golden Rule and the Declaration oHndependerie*. ; ' '; ; '..,:' This newspaper Is dedicated to furnishing information to our readers 10 that they can better promote and .preserve their own freedom and encourage other* to see its blessings. For only when man understands Freedom and is free to control himself and all he produces, can h« develop id his utmost capabililfes iii harmony with the above moral principles. SUBSCRIPTION RATK» ' By Carrier In Pampi, 860 per week, <4.60 pel- 3 montns, »9.00 per « month*, $18 00 per year, fly mall paid In advance at office. JIO.OO per year in retail trading zone. Jlu.OO per year outside retail trading zone. $1.26 per month Price per ilngla copy Bo dally, 15o Sunday. No mall order* accepted in tecAlltlM «ervld by carrier. Published dally except Saturday l.y^the Pampa Dally N*w«, Atchlnon at Somervllle. Pampa, Texan. Phono MO 4-2625 al departments. Entered a» second alas* matter under the net of March 9, 1878. Not All In Govt. Bureaucracy is something we have come to associate exclusively with government but the truth is, ' bureaucracy is a disease that attacks the non - political as virulently as it does the politico. and melts into;a faceless glop o abstract figures, and you can' hang a glop for making a mis lake- If, the task, force is pressed to take a stand, it is best to call in Business, big and middling, is Jan expert. An expert is somebody shot thru with bureaucracy, per- whose opinion., however foolish -haps in tribute to the government which Big Business publicly deplores and privately imitates. The marks and stripes of a bureaucrat, whether publicly or privately employed, are identical. First the bureaucrat sees bureaucracy as an end in itself, without Trick Or Treat Should We Strengthen The U.N.? Hankerings you must not question because hi is,- by profession, an expert. The expert's opinion must be referred to higher echelons and the highest of all echelons usually is represented by somebody who is going to be in Europe for the next six months investigating Benelux any real relationship to the ere- or the site for a new plant. ation of a product or service' He doesn't think of himself as being part of an effort to produce a pair of shoes or build a highway! He considers himself part of a bureau whose purpose is to keep. itself strong and growing, possibly at the expense of some other bureau somehow involved in the same operation. As a result, the first effort of the bureaucrat is to avoid doing anything, because it might, be In the meantime, whatever has been done for the past: 10 '. continues to be done. The groove gets deeper and the suggestion box yields the work of a 'genius who says that instead of filing in triplicate, all papers should be executed in quadruplicate. This is the hero of bureaucracy. More paper, more filing clerks, more 'space- J. Paul Getty, the world's richest American, by-most accounts, wrong. Doing nothing is,not .an . says American industry is in the indictable crime in bureaucracy; ' hands of "committees of clerks." but doing something is a path We should keep this in mind and with many a dangerous turn, and not associate bureaucracy exclu-1 ljg ence agent, who operates nor- Allen - Scott Report.* New CIA Scandal Brewing over Operations Of 2 Agents 'too 111' To Return to U.S. should be avoided at all costs. But, if something must be : done, it, is bsst to do it as part of a group, a committee or to use the current jargon — a task force. In this way, the individual loses sively with government. The nation's'local advertisers again raised their daily newspaper advertising expenditure in I McCone, who is going to direct I a major overhaul of the agency, is planning to change all of this. He is going to hire as his, top in the military and the FBI. INSIDE THE CIA — Top officials in military intelligence believe that the Russians have succeeded in; planting 'a number of operatives inside the CIA, . . . Representative , ., Francis Walter, D., Pa., chairman of the House Un-American Activities Committee, is telling 'congressional friends that.he plans to again push, for a fullscale investigation of the CIA when Congress convenes in January. Walter was unsuccessful in trying to get House leaders to back a similar probe earlier this year. However, if and mally in Europe, is now in Lon- i when Majority Leader John Mcclon, being treated. He claims to.| Cormack,^ f D.,^Mass.,^ becomes WASHINGTON — There is another blockbusting scandal brewing inside the Central Intelligence Agency that m-ay be even more explosive than the agency's inept handling of the ill-fated Cuban invasion. Two of the agency's top covert operatives overseas have suffered "nervous breakdowns." They are refusing to return to the U.S. to face questioning on their own undercover operations and business ventures. For security reasons, the only details of these intriguing cloak- and-dagger stories that can be published at this time are as follows: CIA Agent No. 1 — This intel- b'e suffering from a fatigue and.a' bad case of nerves. One U.S. agency suspects him of being a dou- his identity and his responsibility | million increase 'over 1959. 1960, when they recorded a $147 i ble-agent or under the influence Let The Chips Fall It is always true that each individual controls his own energy. Therefore it is always true that each individual is responsible for every act he performs. Irresponsibility is sired by governments which like to entervene between a man's errors and the results he will otherwise experience. It would be far wiser to let the 'wrong-do'er reap the seeds of unhappiness he sows. . of Communist blackmail. He is balking' all efforts of U.S. officials to return him, on the grounds he is too sick to travel. CIA Agent'No, 2 — This covert operative, who has held key post within the CIA here, is believed to be involved in a major illegal business transaction. His wife is known to have deposited more than a million dollaars in personal funds in a Swiss bank, where the CIA and the Soviets are known to keep huge deposits for ' their covert and intelligence op- When Castro performed a mill- lion of mischief making, as we erations _ whereabouts' of this Aggression By UN tary coup against the Batista re- have stated for many years, has gime in Cuba, the world s t o o d j at last revealed its true colors, aghast at the spectacle. jit is engaged in an effort to an- When Israel and Egypt rolled j ne.x. territory, not on the-basis, of out their guns and aircraft a few plebiscite, not on the basis of put- short years ago and began to j ting clown a rebellion, but simply bang away at each other, there on the basis of acquiring sonie- was little sanction for this action thing worth having in the dream- in the Uniled Slates- 'ed of federated state in the once j When Red China shells Matsu. peaceful mid - sqction of West \ and Quemoy islands at staled in- j Africa- tervals, the American people The U.N, has made a business show their disgust. Because of this and other actions Red China has been banned from a seat in the United Nations- of backing Kasavubu and Company. Kasavubu wants a federated Congo state with himself set | up as high mogul- The U.N. is But when the United Nations it- trying to oblige him. self moves into Katanga province unprovoked and bloody assault, in the Congo in an instance of Americans are apparently supposed to sit by supinely and watch the butchery under the assumption that the United Nations can do no wrong. Let there be no mistake about Katanga has been a Belgian colony. Belgian businessmen have investments in Katanga- And Belgium is a member in, good standing of the United Nations. But all members of the United Nations, including the United States, have agreed to permit U.N. troops to cross their terri- it, The U.N. troops in Katanga ' lories, to send troops in support are there without invitation and of U.N. actions, and to do all this and anything else necessary so the U.N, can maintain "peace" by force of arms. In the current hassle in Katanga, Belgium is being stabbed in the back by the U.N. and all! 7" ,'" decade in spite of the fact that Katanga was the one peaceful and productive province in the whole Congolese area. There was no rebellion to put down- There was no split in the policies of Tshombe. But theic was something in Katanga that the U-N. had to have, Katanga province is the only one in the Congo which has any appreciable mineral wealth. It is the only one in the Congo which has refused to take sides in the in- ' war on Katanga, and it will do agant, who is refusing to return, is known to the CIA. As far as this column can ascertain, neither of these CIA operatives has tried to defect to the Soviet Union, as rumors now persist in the Capitol. The two cases are included in the "unfinished business" that retiring Director Allen Dulles is secretly discussing with John A. McCone, the new head of. t h e Central Intelligence Agency. Also, the Justice Department is investigating the case of CIA Agent No. 1, after it was brought to their attention by sources other than the CIA. He has asked top CIA officials why they have fallen down on major political events within Russia. His most pointed question:* "Why hasn't the CIA succeeded in getting a single agent inside the Kremlin?" National intelligence estimates of the CIA examined by McCone show that their agents have done job in analyzing Soviet psychology. They also indicate that the CIA gave insufficient warning of Russian interest in Africa and the speaker, Walter believes he support his request. Walter is shocked by the tremendous sums of money that the ,CIA has given Communist Dictator Tito since his alleged bre-ak with Stalin in 19-15 ... If he wins approval for his .investigation, Walter plans to look.into the agency's estimates on. the situation inside East Germany. • These estimates, according to persons who have read them, have all been dtafted to discourage any U.S. effort to stir up unrest in that. Soviet con- regime. For instance, one estimate states, "We believe chat it would be next to impossible to convince the USSR, and the East German regime, or the East. German people that th e West intended or had the capability to support widespread anti- reg ; m° activities.' 1 The Almanac member nations of the U.N.. The United States has been paying a good share of the cost of - l 'P By United Press International Today is Thursday, Oct. 26 the 299th day of the year with 66 to follow in 1961. The moon is approaching its last quarter. The morning star is Venus. s The evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn. On this day in history: In 1825, the Erie Canal, the first of the great man - made waterways in the United States, was opened for traffic, H extended from Buffalo to Albany, N. Y., and connected Lake Eric with the Hudson River. In 1920, Terence MacSwiney, lord mayor of Cork, Ireland, died in a prison cell after fasting for INSTALLMENT $ CbMMuMSf S IN tfig UNWED NATIONS Everyohe knows, of course, that the Soviet Union has a per- jiianent seat and Veto in the So- curity Council. Not. so • many know It has 5 seat* In the UM Assembly for 1 for the United States. Itt addition. It controls the votes of Its captive states as no truly, "peace-loving" government could ever control the, vote of another; and the number of Its captives Is growing, along with its allies and subservient "neutralists." But these delegations in the Council and the Assembly are only, the beginning of Communist penetration of the UN and probably the least Important part of It. Every member state is also entitled to its quota of official p o.s 11 i o n s on the UN's numerous committees, •'. commissions, boards, administrations, funds and'agencies. For example, J judges out of 15 on' the International Court of .Justice come from Communist stales, only 1 from the United States.' The Soviet Union's Chief of Staff is a permanent member of the Military Staff-'Committee, and serves as chairman In' his turn, one fifth , of the time. A leading woman 1 official ,of the Soviet Ministry of Education was recently put in charge -of UNESCO's Division of Secondary Education. In addition, by agreement and energetic effort, Communists hold hundreds of key'posts Jn the Secretariat of several thousand employees who do most' of the real work of the UN: Throughout the Korean War, • • as well as before it and afterward, a Communist has been the First Assistant' Secretary^ General, for the Department of Security .Council Affairs. He has charge of: the appointments and 1 administration for the Secretariat's services to the Security C,o u n c i 1, including services to the . Military . Staff Committee, which, according to. the Charter, is to direct , the armed forces placed under UN command. This widespread Communist infiltration into the UN working force is all the greater because In few countries except the United .SJa'tes are Communists barred ^rom' government jobs at honie or abroad, arid few places offer 'a Communist a better opportunity to carry on his subversive- activity than : the UN' allotment Of a supposedly'non-Com- munist government in the Secretariat or' in "the 1 Specialized Agencies. These UN Communists are disciplined agents of a world-wide conspiracy dedicated • to world conquest by any and every means. We find them as delegates in , the Security Council and Assembly, as official members of 'commissions and committees, and as advisers, secretaries, reporters, interpreters, translators, editors,-statisticians, engineers and technicians supplied by the Secretariat to the, committees and commissions. We find them as members anil heads of missions sent throughout the world. Permeating the UN Organization, these enemies of mankind are in a position to press and push their subversive and divisive line into every discussion and resolution, every report and publication, every plan and action of the UN and Us host of agencies. They slant and twist, delete and distort what they report, translate, write'and edit to the point that every UN publication pronouncement should be •«,<~^.*r*+«vH *.* wftw^nw jfl S0m6 fly flfc, V, ORVAL WAftS way the purpose -of wotld Com- fnunisifi, .. Is it so, surprising, - then, that this Communlst'intested Organization insisted that the United States fttist not win the war in . Korea? Can we expect from it anything but sabot age and treachery 1ft any conflict with the Red Powers swdrfl to con* qtier the world? Mow cart *ny organization promote peace so long as strategically entrenched within it is the prime war-making force in the world? And nothing^can be done about It.- During the Korean War a committee of the United States Senate and •« New York grand jury'looked into evidence that American .Communists held Secretariat posts alloted to citizens of the United States. Some 200 American employees of the UN suddenly resigned and were allowed to avoid testifying, but 17 Americans who were brought before the Senate Committee refused to answer questions about membership in the Communist Party, Under pressure from the United States,. Secretary-General Trygve, Lie dismissed them from their UN posts. But on August 21, '1953, the UN Administrative Tribunal ruled,,. that they had been unjustly dismissed, awarded them damages up to $40,000 and 1 .legal' costs, and ordered the Secretary-General to rehire those who bad been on permanent tenure. Do the people ; of the United States want to strengthen an organization so ' thoroughly and permanently - infiltrated by these enemies of,peace, freedom,.justice and morality? Is this the organization' whic'h Americans want to place in charge of world military force? The answer to these questions might give us less cause for concern if to "strengthen" the UN meant only putting it in charge of part or all of our military forces. Surely a little consideration of the record and the' nature 'of this Organization would make most American officials and citizens refuse to make such a surrender. Unfortunately, this is not the only way the UN can be, and is being, strengthened. The first and chief effort : and threat of the Communist conspiracy is not military but> ideatogical and political. It is .as a propaganda bejt and as* an agency for political pressure , that , the < United Nations Organization is now .used by world, Communism to undermine the foundations of -liberty throughout the world. . UN PROPAGANDA AND COVENANTS .The UN is one of the .world's largest publishers. It also serves, throughout the non. • Communist world, as a vast speakers' bureau. It. has enlisted the aid of hundreds of .large and influential private organizations, which it calls its "Non-Governmental Organizations" -(NGO's) to distribute its propaganda in every non-Communist country. The theme of this propaganda is the gospel of the "welfare s t a I e." Government planning, government ownership and government regulation, paper money and government financing — these are the way to full employment and abundance for all. Compulsory sharing of wealth and incomes through taxes, subsidies, social security and socialized medicine — this is the \yay to peace, brotherhood and happiness. This is ,the gospel according to Karl Marx and Lenin, and as it does its demoralizing work — centralizing control of producers in a vast bureaucracy — the Communist devotees of these false prophets dkpect Boys Will Be Boys Answer to Prevlou* Puzjlt ACROSS 4 - Kovaci » Robert'* nlckn*m» 5 Female ruff 0 Native 7 Anger* 8 Conclmlon 9 Rib 10 Husband of influence among African leaders, i 75 (ln y s - His hunger strike, said Persons close to McCone pre- that he will discard t h e , , , . . . •, I ...*.. ...Ml ,tv «lll VIIOVC11U the unholy uprising ever smce ,t, CIA>s L ^ began. The United States taxpuy- (ion „ ()nder wh , ch off . g ers will be asked to pay for the nre hir(?d fn)m (he , £„ ^^ , proc i a i med a republic. to be the longest in history, represented his demand for complete independence for Ireland. In 1955, South Viet Nam was ternecine conflict which has bloodied up the African veldt. It was the only one in the Congo which was maintaining production and the semblance of law order And quite frankly, the whole Congo can't get along without Katanga altho Katanga can jet long quite well without the test of the Congo- This was the plight of the U.N. Its intervention in Congolese affairs has ended with a victory in which it had fcquiied an empiy jack pot. So, a second, aggressive move so; thru the U.N., of course. Yet, here is the agency hailed in so many quarters as our "last great hope" for peace . We are out of sympathy with the United Nations and never more so than now. The United Nations has shown that it has no , it easy or strike U rich magic formula for peace-making- and the "right" firms and from those who had the "right' cial friends. For instance, records of the community is like a ship; every- as??ncv show that under Dulles one ou S ht to be Prepared to take ' l.l * i n the CIA held a strange attraction for many wealthy socialities and college graduates who could take so ., A thought for today: Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen said, "A the helm," n It's single ace is to use force and. if need be, to use it aggressively for the purpose of acquiring "nec- essary'' territory so it can fulfill its promises to an illiterate Congolese storm trooper who wants failed for- And the invasion : to rule the Negroes of the entire Katanga supplied it. Congo territory. "erf If a new date Ijj Mstory. i Can the current action be term- fields. Of the 20 highest officials, 17 are graduates of Harvard, Yale, and American University. Dulles acknowledges that live of his top twenty are independently wealthy, earning as much from outside sources as they do from CIA, That includes Dulles himself, a Prim-fton gradr-ats, who H&tiofls, an pr|aui?r ed an effort at making peace? Jmade $21,000 a year as director. R.R. Lumber NEW YORK (UPI) — U.S. railroads spent $51,284.000 just on purchases of wooden cross ties in 1960. This compared with $43.761,. 000 in 1939, according to a report from the American Forest Products Industries. A total of $96.,553.000 was spent by the railroads on lumber in 1960 compared with $92,612,000 in the preceding year. of the boys" 13 Acquire knowledge 14*Urem re 15 Perched 16 EnterUir; 17 Louse egg 18 Fillip 20Duct(»nat.) 21 Enclosure* 22 Biblical boy 11 Baseball stick* 19 Surface a road 21 Deep bofc 23Ex& 24 Alio 25 Flagstone 26 Weary 27 Grafted (her.) 28Awlst 37 Veneer sheet 38 Habitat plant form 40 Explosire 46 Ireland 47 Knocks 48 YouUYi naoM 50 EUipwidU 29 Native of Latvia 41 Boy's nickname 51 Get up 43OpenspiqeIn* 52Plateaii 30 Sea bird sloth 33Fishegg» 34Any forest 44 Change 45 Top of head 54 Mohammed's son-in-law 55E«t(Fr.) •28 Rom 32 Row '• 33 Incursion ; 35 Before 37 Body o| water M Heiling de?l<* 39InsecT 41 Perf prised; fob.) «S*ucy 48 Completely Brwiliao. mw»\r MWinge4 5« Contend 58B«iUv*t<r 99 Onsger the governments of th* world to fall Into theft hand! like ripe plums from a tree. typical oil this propaganda has been the enthusiastic campaign carted on td publicize the flock of UN" convenllonSf ftf 'covenants, such as the Covenant on Human Kigjits, and the covenants or conventions on the press, collective bargaining maternity protection, genocide, and scores of other subjects. Hundreds'" of private NGO's publicized these covenants •> by every - means of communication and particularly through the schools,' colleges and churches. As a result, the engi- n e e r s 'of this campaign and thousands of their well-meaning agents built up heavy political pressure on UN members to ratify these covenants as treaties. In , view, of • Communist infiltration and socialist sentiment , In the UN. we should not be surprised to find that these covenants commit,the;signatory power to institute as "human rights" the welfare-state measures advocated by the world's Communist and Socialist parties. ' , " For most governments this commitment has only, a propaganda effect. Its "covenant" becomes : just another set of politi- cal'promises. But for the United States ratification is a far more serious matter, for according to many leading, jurists and some court decisions, the provisions ot these covenants would supersede those of our present State and Federal constitutions. We ought t to know,; then,, what these, covenants; soy. (To Be Continued) Should We Strengthen the U.N.? Price List Single copie. 75c each Orders of 10 or more ..'. 60c each Orders of 100 or more .. 50c each The'Freedom School Box 165,. Colorado Springs, Colorado 8? McLEMORE The Nationis Press GOVERNMENT -:',•" ; vs. : -•'•'• GOVERNMENT .(U.S. Chamber's Economic Intelligence) By now, the government's«pros- 1 had n6t planned, 16 ftiake t analysis of Khrushchev's speec to the 22nd Congress of the Con munist Party until I was wattle by a kindly colleague that I ha better 'if I wanted-to get ahea "International affairs are big stuff these days," he me. "You have to-get in the swirl or flounder on the bank. The fac that you haVe never been to Ru< sia makes no difference. Yo known as much about what goe on in Khrushchev's mind, or be hind the locked doors of the Kremj'f 1 lin, as anyone else. Cut loose boy." Sound advice, and I took it. To simplify, the job, I brokt' Khrushchev's speech into sections' First five hours, second six hours and on and'' on for succeedin{ days. Even such a novice as I at In ternational affairs could not helj but notice-right away that K'i speech was long. He. would neve do as the speaker at a Kiwani or Lion' Club y luncheon.- Every body's business would go to po , j before they got back to work. For a while. I thought he wa going to break Castro's mark fo long - windedness, but«he stoppei two hours short of "The Beard's' record, probably as' a gesture o friendliness toward the land hot sun, sandy "beaches,' and fir ing squads. The West must not forget tha K is a great water drinker. I weighing his attitude toward Wes Berlin, the Free World leader must never lose sight of the fac that K drank 22 and , % bottle (pint) of mineral water durin his address. That's -most signif cant. It could be'that he ;plans to drown,our grandchildren, not bury them. •'• ; ' :• A.point that must not be overlooked is that the Soviet Premier did not once remove' a shoe during his talk. This could be very meaningful. Russia's chiropodists j are ahead of. ours, perhaps. And | a country, that has the best chiro-1 podists often has the best technl-' edition-'of the heavy electrical equipment industry ; under the antitrust laws is widely'known. -By this deed, government/action has presumably "served ' to promote competition in the industry. Not so widely known, however, is that the same government at the same time has also been discouraging competition in .the heavy electrical generating industry. Government obstacles on imports have contributed to rejected foreign bids even though they have been 30 per,cent- or more below the lowest domestic bid. It is surely a striking anomaly to see simultaneously vigorous enforcement of .the antitrust laws and government restraints on competition. For government to pursue obviously conflicting purposes ' smacks of dangerous nonsense, giving rise to that distrust of law which erodes and eventually destroys the foundations of a free society. To cap the many ironies, reports are now circulating that the government, having won its 'cians in other ^fields. America 11 needs,' to. make * s.weeping study |j of its chiropodists,'so say/I. No one could • overlook Khrush-1| chev's unwillingness to ignite 100 - megaton ;bomb for < fear , it jl would break all the : windows In l| Russia. To me (an old -international hand by now) this was tht || most significant part of the entire speech. Khrushchev loves windows. Now know his weakness. Th« we thought of a broken window palei him, causes him acute distress. Men, women, and children may die by the millions from fallout, and he can take : it. But th« sight of a shattered window pane — no. So, the West's answer is obvious. Bund an Army geared for window smashing. Assault troops armed with BB guns and slingshots. A Corps of small boys equipped with baseballs and bats. Mass such troops on the border and make it clear that one aggressive move on the part of Russia and not one window will be left in its putty frame in all Rus- antitrust case, now seeks to pre- s ; a Many of us experts believe "-- 1 - ' u - ' l "' "" c: "— this would keep the Russians a* bay. It is certainly worth the consideration of our military leaders. . The speech proved that Khrushchev, no matter .the rumors, has complete control over his countrymen. Otherwise, half of the congress members would ha-ve left when he started the fiftieth hour of his talk. Only fright or loyalty or both would keep a rnan vent the largest of the firms from competing too hard, in order to avoid "damage" to smaller firms. Its antitrust Victory, won, the government now • wants o re-establish the status quo ante bellum. The development of new and ef- 'icient small businesses is one of he basic props to a competitive economy. However, to subsidize small business by arbitrary government policy genuflecting be- r ore the shrine of smallness makes no more sense than to d i s- criminate in favor of bigness, Unless or until we are prepared to let free market forces and the movement of goods perform much of the work of maintain- ng competition, government policy probably will continue to be inconsistent and self - defeating. In turn, this does not add that respect for government which it should have, but must earn. Bid For A Smite Only uncomfortabl* chairs be- conn antique!. The comforublt outs are worn out by a jingle jtnerauon. Daughter — Mother, 1 !u.*t took 4 splinter out o( my han4 with a pin. Mother — A pin! Don'i you know that's dangerous? Daughter — Oh, no. Mother, J used % iatttv pin. E!si« — Wiliu ind I have nceo down - stairs in Ihe dining - room. ilr. Smith. U'e've been playing Husbsmd and Wife. Mr. $raitli — How did you do thit. my de<ir'' Elsie — Why. Willie sat s; one »nd of the tab'*-, and 1 *at at the other: ind Willie sgM 71-.'= fcoil Isn't (it 10 eat! and 1 said, K's til you'll get! mid \VH1H said. Damn! *a4 I *°t up »od, left U>t room.! his chair for that long For a nationwide holiday, Memorial day got a bad start. The first official Me* roorial day on May 30, 1868 was chosen by the national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic for decorating Civil War graves, Southerners picked differ, ent dates for honoring their war dead. A century after the Civil War, May 30 is still considered a "Northern/* holiday in some states.

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