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II THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 1963 Mature Parents The Human Time Bombs by Mrs. Muriel Lawrence Newspaper Enterprise Assn. Her home Is a slum cellar; her bed a mattress she shares with a 77-year-old grandmother. She is 14. The afternoon her friend brought her to see me, she had been out of school for 10 days. I didn't ask her how she had been spending her time because I could feel the tension in her. Instead, I said, "It will be rough on you going back to echool." She said, "Can I have a cigarette?" As she lit it, she added without intonation, "I don't read good." Two days later tilts human time bomb blew up. She broke Into an apartment, stole and was arrested. Said her friends, "She can't think no more. She shakes all the time. Her place stinks. They don't put out the garbage. She'll be sent up, won't she?" "Slum schools are stopping- off places for bewildered, confused children from poverty- stricken, broken and crowded homes," writes Cleveland tea cher Ralph E. Loewe in a recent issue of the Saturday Review. He describes his experience with students whose emotional illnesses have devoured the energies required for concentration and learning. I do not quote him to support my experience with the truant child who could not think any more. I quote him because he proposes a solution to the national problem of homes where turbulence and apathy are des^ troying children's power to think. His proposal is "free, elementary schools for children in underprivileged areas to help them achieve the readiness for education provided in normal middle-class homes." If you who ore rending this live In a "normal middle-class homo, the chances are good that you don't know what Loewe Is talk ing about. I believe that to the average mlddlo-clnss American who reads my description of the truant child, she is as unrcnl as Cinderella. And so I have to ae cept the probability that this reader lacks any experience that would enable lilm to appreciate the intelligence of the Lo ewe proposal. To appreciate it you have to see the trembling fingers of the sick, truant chainsmoking child. You have to seo her in her slum cellar, the filthy mattress be hind the stove. You have to smell the accumulated garbage and control your shudder at the walls crawling with i - oaches. Only then can you hear the time bomb ticking away the minutes for this nation. Your Pasture Sick? Farm Adviser Tells What To Do SOFT S EAT —Susts the slephant likes comfort whil. relaxing from her peanut-chasing chore* at the zoo in In* i dependence, Kansas. So she uses her rubber tire plaything. * Legion Rejects 2 Resolutions Supporting JFK You Pay Less For The Best At Ray Optical Hundreds of latest style frames with highest quality Kryptok bifocal or single vision lenses. Our modern laboratory allows us to give 'SO one day service on many prescriptions. ^) jr Thorough Eye Examinations $3.50 New Frames And Repairs While You Wait Hours: 9:00 to 5:30 Daily — Fri. To 8:30 P. M. Closed Wednesday Afternoons DAY ftPTIf Al f A OR ' TlAY E - D ALTON, O. D. AMI vrilVML IV* No Appointment Necessary 117 N. Locust St. Phone: 532 -161S Centralis, I1L CHICAGO (AP)-The 45th annual state convention of the American Legion has rejected two resolutions urging support of President Kennedy's civil rights program. In their place, a Legion committee has issued a general statement in support of civil rights "as proclaimed in the Constitution." Voted down Saturday were resolutions urging Congress to sup port Kennedy's program and a petition to Congress asking that the attorney general be vested with the power to seek injunctions against those proctic- ing segregation. The resolutions were introduced by Irving Breakstone, a Chicago attorney and former commander of the Illinois Legion. Elected as the Legion's new state commander was Morris Nooner, the superintendent of schools for Plymouth and Hancock counties. Nooner succeeds Eric Smith of the western Chicago suburb of Broadview. The convention elected James Finks of Shelbyville as its senior vice commander. FIVE-YEAR JOB MANILA OB — For five years Ricardo Sandan had been signing papers in the Customs Bur- Finally someone discovered that Sandan had no appointment papers and no personnel record — in other words, that he was never hired by the bureau A circular was issued barring him from the customs zone at the port area. If you have a permanent pasture that's not producing as it should, now's the time to build it into a high-yielding one, says Jefferson County Farm Adviser Don Lee. He recommends this five- step program to high pasture yields: 1. Test soil and fertilize. No pasture is better than the soil it's growing on. Many permanent pastures have been grazed for years without receiving a "boost" from fertilizer. Others were planted on worn-out" cropland. Either way, they're low in fertility. You can't grow high-producing pastures on acid soil, so add lime if your tests show that you need it. Alfalfa and clover need potassium and phosphorus. Your soil tests tell you how much. | 2. Kill the competition. Tear up the seedbed by plowing. Unkilled weeds or grass will hurt your new stand. 3. Use a legume-grass combination. If fertility and drainage permit, use alfalfa in combination with grasses. Otherwise, red clover does well for about a year Ladino clover performs best where moisture is adequate. Some farmers have tried trefoil; you may like it. Lespedeza does well in Jefferson County. Your choice of grasses depends somewhat on your pasture pro gram. Many Jefferson County farmers like orchardgrass. If you pasture during fall, wint-l er, and early spring you may want fescue. Agronomists say that late summer grass seedings do well in Southern Illinois, with the legumes added early next spring. Use a roller or cultipacker to firm the seedbed around the seed, 4. Watch overgrazing. Keep livestock off pasture during September and October when the stand is building root reserves to take it through the winter. 5. Follow-up. Clip weeds to re move first-year competition. Add potassium and phosphorus as needed for legumes. Or, if legumes "go out," add 40 to 60 pounds of nitrogen per acre to keep producing at a high level. For further information on pasture seedings contact your Agriculture Extension Office, 814% Harrison, phone 242-0780. SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO 3 BIG DAYS MIDWAY DAYS AT SEARS Mastodon Tusks Discovered In Illinois Creek ELSAH, 1U. (AP)-Two Illinois geologists have discovered two Mastodon tusks, beieved to have been buried over 150,000 years ago, along a creek bed near Elsah. Miss Dorothy Gore, a faculty member at Prinoipia College at Elsah, and Duane Randall, a geology professor at Monticello college in Godfrey, made the discovery Saturday. They said it was the first discover of Mastodons in the Missouri-Illinois area in more than 20 years. An investigation was originally made by Miss Gore along the stream bank, after a woman gave her a tooth of a Mastodon, which she said she had found near the site of Saturday's discovery. The unearthing of the remains of the ancient elephantine mammals was done with the assistance of Michael Hacke. an amateur geologist from Godfrey. The trio said one of the tusks measured over four feet long and is six inches in diameter. The other is a foot shorter and five inches in diameter. Your Manners Meeting conversational gam- bite with glum silence marks you as a dull person. A few Words can make a difference. TEXICO Homecoming in the Union Chapel church August 11. Worship service and Sunday school in the morning. A basket dinner at the noon hour. Rev. Chester Donoho will have charge of the worship service in the after noon. The Teen-Tones quartet from Decatur will be in charge of the singing. Judy Schults, Barbara Brookman, Sharon Brookman, F„rtha Lynn Green and God frey Schults attended the funeral of Terry Graham. He was young christian minister of Flora who was killed in a car accident three miles west of Flora July 28. He was 19 years of age. Gordon Richards of Mt. Vernon spent last week visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Green Mr. and Mrs. George Green and Billy Hanes. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Compton and son Greg and Mrs Lottie Hails spent a few days last week in Michigan City, Ind RIDE FOR TW O — Baby comes along when this English mother goes shopping by scooter In Twickenham. Scooter has extra wheel and permits harnessing of pram body. with Mrs. Hails* sister Mrs. Dorothy Sass. The Happy Wpmens Club will meet Aug. 14 in the home of Miss Lena Kissel, 1009 south 6th street, Mt. Vernon, 111. Pot luck dinner at the noon hour. Plans are made to finish quilting and to make cancer pads. Members are urged to attend and visitors', are always welcome. The Vacation Bible school will have their program in the Zion church August 9 at 1:30. Everyone is welcome to attend. Mr. and Mrs. Wade Jackson and children, William, Mary Ann and Wilda Sue spent Sunday in Peoria with the Harvey Lovin family. It was the birthday of Ida Mae Jackson. Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Parker spent last Tuesday in Carbondale with Mr. and Mrs. Bill Price and family. Mr. and Mrs. Ira Shafer and George spent Sunday afternoon in Flora visiting with Mrs. Nettie Myers who is ill at this time, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Blankenship, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Price, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Johnson and children, Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Pace and daughters and Mrs. David Blankenship and Sherry held a family reunion at the park in Salem Sunday. . . . Rita McKinney, Cor. LELAND R. HUTS0N Office Machines Service Dial 243-2707 2231 Casey Rebuilt—Reconditioned And New Machines WATCH FOR THEM John Sr. & John Jr. WHEN IT IS A MATTER OF FORMS PUT IT UP TO US When It comes to your Invoices, order forms, shipping forms, etc. come to us. We'll design forms to fit your business like a glove, print them to perfection! Mt Vernon Register-News MT VERNON REGISTER-NEWS 31st ANNUAL SAVE $ ON ANY DEHUMIDIFER SEARS In MT. VERNON We will give you a 3 day home trial on any dehumidifier in our stock. If you decide to buy, we will give you $10.00 as our thanks for your patronage. 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