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4 Gelesbura Realster-Mii(> Geltsburg, HI. Wed., June 26, 1963 SHELTER EDITORIAL Comment and Review Reporting Racial Conflict Disseminating the awesome and frequently frightful news of the racial conflict in the United States has imposed a heavy responsibility on the nation's two major press services, the Associated Press and United Press International. They provide the vast bulk of the reports for press, radio and television in both North and South. Wes.Gallagher, the general manager of the Associated Press, states the problem and also, we believe, the proper answer. "There are some editors in the North and South who apparently feel (1) that racial disturbances in their areas should be played down because they are not really typical, and (2) that racial disturbances in the North should be matched with stories of similar nature in the South, and vice versa," says Mr. Gallagher in his weekly report to the AP membership. "We cannot afford and will not have any emotionalism in this situation," Mr. Gallagher boldly promises. "Nor will there be one standard for the North and another for the South, nor must we be influenced by strong local feelings. . . ." The rising tide of the racial story is destined to be one of the most important in the history of the Republic. It is imperative, if we are to solve this difficulty, that citizens both North and South, both black and white, be kept fully and accurately informed of the facts. The citizenry has every right to expect the unvarnished truth, however unpleasant, as it develops, and presented with as much objectivity as it is possible for humans to main- lain. Rescue of Berlin Just 15 years ago today the Allies announced the organization of the Berlin airlift in answer to the Russian blockade of the prewar capital of Germany. The Soviets had dissolved the Allied control council earlier in March. They walked out of the Kommandatura, consisting of the four military commanders of the occupied city, on June 16. Shipments by rail and highway transport were impeded in various ways. Then on June 23 a complete land and water blockade was applied. Shipments of coal and milk to the city from the Soviet zone likewise were discontinued. Gen. Lucius D. Clay, U.S. commander in Berlin, then initiated the famous airlift. Food, clothing, medicines, coal, and raw materials were brought in to keep West Berlin's 214 million inhabitants alive. At the peak of operations, early in 1949, American and British planes provided the city with more than 8000 tons of supplies a day—as much as had been shipped from the West by rail and water. Before (he Russians conceded failure, 323 days after the blockade began, 2.3 million tons of supplies had been transported on 277,000 flights. Now, 15 years later, Berlin remains a major point of contention in the Cold War, even though the excitement over the city has diminished in recent months. Perhaps it has done so because never in the 15 years since the blockade was instituted has the United Stales indicated that it meant less business about Berlin that it did in the almost miraculous days of the airlift. For 33 years the New York Philharmonic Symphony has been broadcasting fine music nationwide. Its weekly radio airings have been great landmarks. Bui there will not be a 34th year. With obvious reluctance, the Columbia Broadcasting System announces the end o£ this much-cherished effort. The trouble, says the network, is that the programs no longer are cherished enough. For much of the Philharmonic's histoiy on the air, the nation heard live broadcasts on Sunday afternoons. Millions got their first real taste of serious music and learned to love it. No More Symphon v Then change came. Participating local stations began dropping out. Audiences diminished. Low-priced long-playing records helped them build musical collections and do their own programming. The network shifted the broadcasts to Saturday evening. Many stations taped them and offered them at differing times. Suddenly there seemed no public interest left. It is sad that this great enterprise must end. But let CBS and the Philharmonic have the nation's highest praise for this superb contribution stretching across a third of a century. p Manufacturer Vows to Fight to Bitter End By FULTON LEWIS JR. WASHINGTON - Outside « small chemical firm in Northvale, N. J., a group of Teamster picket* parade slowly. They are led by Robert Tarantino and Alfred Pascarella, president and secretary-treasurer of Teamster Local 418, Messrs. Tar* antino and Pascarella tell report* ers they have called the strike to protest against working conditions at the plant of Tect, Inc. Quite a. change of heart, says company President Jay Patrick. According to agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Taran- lino and Pascarella tried to shake down Patrick for payoffs that would guarantee labor peace. THE PROPOSAL was allegedly first broached last year by Pascarella, a sharp-nosed character fond of dark glasses and flashy clothes. For $100 a month, Pascarella is said to have told Patrick, labor harmony could be maintained. There would be no wage increase when the Teamster contract was renegotiated in May 1963. "Objectionable" features of that contract would be removed. "Do you realize," Pascarella is quoted as saying, "that you're saddled with this union question and saddled in every sense of that word?" ' Patrick went straight to the FBI. In a small restaurant, under the watchful eye of FBI agents, Patrick paid his first installment of $100 to Pascarella, it is charged. The agents did not then move in because they wished to get others as well. December came and the ante was upped to $300. Wired for sound, with marked bills in his hand, Patrick met Tarantinp and Pascarella in his office shortly before Christmas. Then the payoff was made, it is charged, The Teamsters left only to be pounced upon by the FBI. The marked bills were reportedly found on Tarantino, who told arresting agents that he thought they were Christmas cards. THE TWO WERE arraigned before the U. S. Commissioner Theodore Kiscaris and charged with violating the Taft-Hartley Act. Both pleaded not guilty. Released in $1,500 bail, they returned to their Teamster business. They let it be known, it is charged, that they would strike Tect, Inc., as soon as its contract ran out. At midnight May 6 Taran­ tino and Pascarella pulled out nine employes and began to make things difficult for Patrick. An independent trucker was scared off. Patrick had to drive his own truck to guarantee delivery of his solvents. He was followed on one occasion by eight pickets who threatened to picket his customers unless the delivery was refused. ON ANOTHER OCCASION, it is charged, Teamster "representatives" threatened the Wright Aeronautical Co. with a secondary boycott if it accepted a delivery of Patrick's chemicals, and attempted to prevent Patrick's men from picking up material at the El Dorado storage terminal in Bayonne, N. J. Patrick's vehicles have been sabotaged, his telephone lines cut, his electrical circuits have been shorted, two of his tank trucks s£t afire. A jut-jawed Irishman who built up his .company from scratch, Patrick has vowed to fight this to the end. He knows that all too many businessmen take the easy way out and agree to pay off corrupt labor leaders. One of those, Walter A. Dorn, a New York trucker ( finally rebelled and agreed to cooperate with the government. He was used as a chief witness in the trial of Anthony "Tony Pro" Proven* zano, New Jersey Teamster chief. Dorn's testimony helped convict Tony Pro a fortnight ago on charges of extortion. ; (Copyright 1963, King Features) Some Liberals Overlook Negroes' Progress Safe Boali Neglect of elementary rules of safe boating contribute to the annual loss of 1,300 lives i/i boating accidents. This is a heavy toll for the nation's "No. 1 family sport," which lures 40 million Americans onto waterways each year. To focus attention on the need to know and comply with safe practices, President Kennedy has proclaimed the week beginning on Sunday as National Safe Boating Week. The $2.5 billion recreational craft industry in the United States now services a civilian navy of almost 7.5 million boats of all kinds, including 483,000 sailboats, 795,000 inboard motorboats, and 2,105,000 canoes, rowboats and miscellaneous craft. There are 6,250,000 outboard motors in use, of which 372,- ing 000 were sold in 1962. Last year about one out of every five persons in the United States went boating a*, one time or another, a good many of them on the Mississippi River. In their enthusiasm to get out on the water, too many people forget elementary rules of safety. Among the vignettes of death compiled by the U.S. Coast Guard is the incredible folly of a one-armed man who could not swim and who never wore a lifejacket but went to sea one day in a very small boat in very rough weather. He never returned from that trip. Most boating fatalities could be prevented simply by wearing livejackels at all times. By JOHN CHAMBERLAIN It has become ritualistic with a certain type of "liberal" to bewail the "image" that the United States presents abroad because of its racial troubles. The self-flagellating liberal does nothing to state the case for the truthful image of America, which is one of halting, hesitant, spotty but nonetheless genuine progress in relations between the races. The very fact that the Negro has reached the point of daring to organize marches and countermarches to demand new civil rights all over the nation bespeaks a confidence that rests on a slow long-term development that the self-flagellating liberal never mentions when he is busy apologizing to the rest of the world. To listen to this type of liberal you wouldn't know that the Negro has staged a dramatic break-through in virtually every important realm of self-expression. The Negro has certainly not been in bondage here. To put things in perspective, let's run over the lists for a bit. IN THE WORLD of the dance Negroes have been doing marvelous things. There is James Mitchell in ballet and Mary Hinkson in the Martha Graham Modern Dance Co. The Talley Beatty Group astounds audiences with its ferocious energy. Donald Mc- Kayle, or Danny, as he is known to everybody, has just carried off the Capezio Award for 1963 for his translation of deeply rooted American folk material — street games, modern blues, and so on —into first-rate theatrical dances. In music there are Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price. Everybody knows Louis • Armstrong, of course. Long ago both Charles Gilpin and Paul Robeson broke a pathway to the Broadway stage, using Eugene O'Neill's "The Emperor Jones" as their vehicle. Before becoming an actor with an international repu­ tation who played a remarkable •'Othello" in London, Robeson was an All-American football player at Rutgers IN ALL VARIETIES of sport the Negro has been writing fascinating and substantial history. No one could crack a line to beat the late Ernie Davis of Syracuse University. The fans of Birmingham, Ala., who have never had a chance to watch Willie Mays make one of his basket catches in center field have no idea what they have been missing. "Satchel" Paige, who has continued to pitch great baseball well into his fifties, is not only a fine athlete with public acceptance in at least forty-eight states, but a droll wit whose remarks—such as "never look back, somebody might be gaining on you"—are repeated everywhere. This columnist is now 59 years old. The first essay he ever had published in a magazine was called "The Negro as Writer." It appeared in the now defunct Bookman more than 30 years ago, and it concentrated, as I recall it through the mists of time, on the work of such 19th Century Negro novelists as Charles W. Chesnutt and the Negro poet, Paul Laurence Dunbar. Since then Negro writers have been appearing all over the place. James Baldwin is only the most recent in a group of vibrant protestors against the fates reaching back to Claude McKay, author of an excellent novel called "Home to Harlem," which appeared in the 1930s. McKay was also a fine poet, as witness his sonnet that begins with the line "If we must die, let it not be like hogs." Other Negro writers who never had trouble getting through to white audiences include Richard Wright, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and Gwendolyn Brooks. NO, THE NEGRO has had no great difficulty making himself heard. But, as George Schuyler, the Negro journalist and historian, writes, the Negro has not always used his money wisely to solve his own economic problems. "If we can build million - dollar churches," says Mr. Schuyler, we can build plenty of $40,000 houses for the 'talented tenth' or, buy into cooperative apartment houses. There must be a half thousand cities and towns where Negro-owned businesses could do as well as white-owned businesses. Funds now being sought to bail picketers out of jail would certainly help finance a holding company to establish Negro-owned businesses in the general mart." Furthermore, Mr. Schuyler suggests that such: businesses would enable the Negro to support a commercial bank. "The Chinese-Americans have several commercial banks," he says. "We have but two to my knowledge. We are 20 million strong; they are about 238,000." (Copyright 1963, King Features) THE DOCTOR SAYS Self-Dosing Can Never Replace Accurate Diagnosis By WAYNE G. BRANDSTADT, M.D. Written for Newspaper Enterprise Assn. Q — My husband is a great one for aspirin. If he thinks any one of us is coming down with a cold, he gets out the aspirin and gives all of us some to prevent it. He says they won't do any harm. What do you think? A — Even before the day of television commercials, self-medication with aspirin was a common practice, but one I do not recommend. Too many people take drugs without proper medical advice, and suffer from harmful side effects or waste valuable time that could have been better spent getting an accurate diagnosis. As a result of self-dosing with The Almanac By United Press International Today is Wednesday, June 26, the 177th day of 1963 with 188 to follow. The moon is approaching its first quarter. The morning stars are Venus, Jupiter and Saturn. The evening star is Mars. Those born today include Pulitzer-prize winning novelist Pearl Buck in 1892. On this day in history: In 1919, the first issue of the "Illustrated Daily News" the original pictorial tabloid newspaper rolled off Uie presses in New York City. In 1945, 50 countries signed a charter in San Francisco setting up the United Nations. In 1948, the United States announced the organization of the "Berlin Airlift" in answer to the Russian blockade. In 1959, President Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth dedicated the St. Lawrence Seaway at St. Lambert, Quebec. A thought for the day—French novelist Albert Camus said: "Nothing in the world is worth turning one's back on what one loves." Now You Know By United Press International The world's deepest water well is 7,009 feet deep and is located near Blackall, Queensland, Australia, according to the Guinness Book of Records. aspirin, a vicious habit has become prevalent, namely taking two tablets on the theory that if one is good two must be better. The exact opposite is true. The standard adult dose of aspirin is five grains (one tablet). For most headaches a second tablet is not needed but, if it is needed, after one hour it may be taken. If this does not relieve the headache, no amount is likely to do any good. Much larger doses may be given for rheumatic fever but, with this exception, large doses arc likely to cause serious side effects. -These may include nausea, vomiting, ringing of the ears, bleeding from the stomach lining, and, rarely, mental confusion. Some persons who are coming down with a cold may get relief from some of their symptoms by taking one aspirin every four hours, but I can assure you this drug will in no way prevent a cold. Q — What arc the side effects of Bencdi'yl? My doctor gives it to me for an allergy. A — Diphenhydramine (Bcne- dryl) in the prescribed dose may produce undesirable side effects in some persons. These consist chiefly of drowsiness (making it unsafe to drive a car), inability to concentrate, mild dizziness, tremors, palpitation of the heart, and increased nervous tension. Q— Often my hair gets full of electricity. Brushing makes it worse. Does electricity in the hair cause it to split at the ends? How can I brush my hair and avoid all that electricity? A — Friction between any two surfaces always produces a certain amount of electricity. If your hair is long and you brush it with a fast stroke, it will produce more electricity than if your hair is short or it' you use a short stroke. If, after each stroke, you allow the brush — especially the bristles — to touch something metallic, this will discharge the electricity and prevent a build-up of electric potential. Wetting the brush will also help. Hair will split at the ends when it gets very long, whether you brush it or not. Dry weather, as during winter months, aggravates this problem. Quotes From Today's News (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.) By United Press International WEST BERLIN - President Kennedy, praising the morale of West Berliners: "Throughout history, it is those who live in danger and keep watch who, are more alive than those in the rear." STOCKHOLM — Foreign Minister Torsten Nilsson, commenting on charges that Col. Erik Wen- nerstroem spied for Russia: "This case is a deeply shocking one. Col. Wennerstroem has... caused his country serious damage." MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. George Wallace, who has until midnight Thursday to decide if a convicted killer must die in the electric chair: "It is a sad and solemn duty the governor must perform. I, like many other governors before mc, wish this cup would pass from mc." WASHINGTON - Atly. Gen. Robert Kennedy, to a group of visitors after his dog Brumis refused to leave his office: "Shall we go on with the meeting and act as though he's not here." REMINISCING of Bygone Times FIFTY YEARS AGO Thursday, June 26, 1913 Women in Galesburg rejoiced along with other sympathizers of the suffrage cause in Illinois, when it was learned that a bill was approved by the governor which gave women the right to vote on many issues and for many officials. Members of Trinity Lutheran and Swedish Lutheran churches held a picnic at Highland Park. TWENTY YEARS AGO Saturday, June 26, 1943 Delegates of Knox Pounty Post No. 2257, Veterans ojf Foreign Wars, participated in the 24th encampment of the Department of Illinois, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, held in Chicago. Beulah Watters Missionary Society met at the home of Mrs. A. L. Goff, 731 E. Third St. Crossword Puzzzle Travel Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Danger signal 4 Ocean movement 8 Ocean vehicle 12 Golf expert 13 Dirt 14 Verdi opera 15 Small shield 16 Brew expert 18 Certain flowers 20 Tightwad 21 Her Majesty's Ship (ab.) 22 Level 24 Unless (Latin) 26 Fold (var.) 27 Angry 50 Think 32 Radio tube 34 Seeper 35 Expiate (archaic) 36 Worm 37 Little 39 Poker stake 40 Handle 41 Chum 42 Yogi 45 Levelling furrows 49 Girl's name 51 Former Portuguese India 52 Am not (dial.) 53 Indigo source 54 Prince -—— 55 Helen of —— 56 Wander 57 Article DOWN IRan 2 Killer whale 8 Down Bali way (2 words) 4 Autocrats 6 Kansas city 6 —- engine 7 Tree 8 Black buck 9 Strikes 10 fixe 11 Young salmon 17 Afghan nobles 19 Eskimo boat 23 Essential 24 Cleopatra's river 25 of March 26 Fathers (Fr.) 38 Spanish-Hebrew 46 Amazon river 27 and Roses dialect cetacean 28 Mine entrance 40 Friendship 47 First recorded 29 Omit 41 Hymn • skipper 31 Game 42 Begone! 48 Storm 33 Jacob's father 43 Buzzing sound 50 Paving (Bib.) 44 Italian river substance 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 w 23 24 25 26 • V 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 • 38 39 4T 42 43 44 j • 45 46 47 7T 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 26 NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN. The ibex is an alpine goat. Once common in the Alps, the animal is now found only in parts of northern Italy and in the Swiss National Park. The forelegs are somewhat shorter than the hind legs, and the ibex is astonishingly agile in climbing. (Jalesburg Ifegfster-Mail Please send your questions and comments to Dr. Wayne G. Brand- stacU, M. D., in care of this paper. While Dr. Brandstadt cannot answer individual letters, ae will answer letters of general interest in future columns, Escort for Dad NEWARK, Ohio (AP) - An excited driver screeched to a stop beside a policeman on traffic duty, explained his wife was about to have a baby and asked for an escort to the hospital. It wasn't until the siren-screaming trip was over that the officer learned the driver was alone. His wife already was at the hospital, he explained, and he was just anxious to join her. Office 140 South Prairie Street, Galesburg, Illinois TELEPHONE NUMBER Register-Mail Exchange 342-5161 Entered Second Class Matter at the Post Office at Galesburg, Illinois, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. Daily except Sundays Ethel Custer SchmJth__.-Publtsher Charles Morrow - w —Editor M. H. Eddy™r.,,--Asiociate Editor And Director of Public Relations H. H. Clay—. .—Managing Editor National tive: Ward-Griffith . ... .. porated, New Vorh, Chicago, Detroit, Boston. Atlanta, San Francisco, Los Angeles Philadelphia, Charlotte. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By Carrier in City of Galesburg 35c a Week. By RFD mail in our retail trading zone: 1 Year $10.00 3 Months S3.50 6 Months s 6.00 I Month $1.23 No mall subscriptions accepted In towns where there is established newspaper boy delivery. 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