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Standard Speaker 12 He who receives a benefit remember it. If an election were held now, President Kennedy would be unbeatable, Republican Gov. William V. Scranton of Pennsylvania concedes. He put into words publicly what many influential Republicans are saying in private.. Scranton made his politically unorthodox prophecy first in Boston last March,, but apparently it got little national attention. At his capital office in Harrisburg recently,, he repeated the forecast in answer to a question by an interviewer. Among the Republican Governors looked upon as possible 1964 presidential nominees, Scranton is perhaps the most reluctant. Both Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York and George Romney of Michigan are unannounced candidates. John A. Rhodes of Ohio was regarded as a possiblity when he beat Michael V. DiSalle's bid for reelection last fall, but he has not developed presidential appeal since. Gov. Mark 0. Hatfield of Oregon is mentioned, usually as a possible running mate if an Easterner wins the nomination, particularly if it is Rockefeller. There is a long-standing friendship between Scranton and the President, going back to their college days. But that has nothing to do with Scranton's estimate of H ' .' WASHINGTON (P) If you carry your heart in your wallet and it skipped a beat at the news from the House, relax. Nothing may come of it. The House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday finally approved a cut in individual and corporate income taxes, starting in part next Jan. 1. But already some congressional leaders are examining an embalming needle just in case. The tax-cut action was a sudden burst of energy from a committee which has been pondering the bill since President Kennedy first offertd it Jan. 24. At that time he also asked Congress for broad tax reforms. He wanted the cuts and the reforms to go together. The committee proved more agreeable about tre cut than the reforms. Yet, for most of 1963, this had been Kennedy's biggest program. The spotlight was captured by the civil rights bill he offered later, although even he hadn't anticipated the need for it earlier in the year. Committee approval of the tax-cut bill, however, was just a first step. Now it goes to the rules committee before reaching the full House for a vote. This takes time. Perhaps the House will get around to voting in September. Once through the House if it gets through the House the bill moves over to the Senate for the full treatment. 1 V j On Vacation to Undisclosed Spot HARRISBURG Reporter's Notebook: Marshalling the Troops Governor Scranton marshalled the family troops this week for the beginning of a ten-day or two weeks vacation to a hideaway as yet undisclosed other than the starting point of "Manvorth," the family homestead about ten miles north of the City of Scranton. This time the entire Scranton tribe will be riding the family vacation jitney (although indications are they "11 probably fly) including Susan, 18. William, 16, Joseph, 13 and Peter, 9 (plus of course the governor's wife, Mary). While it is planned to keep the ultimate vacation location within the "classified" information category (usually good for a few hours or a day or two at best!), the governor will still be "in touch" almost daily with headquarters here on Capitol Hill . . . Reason for the hoped-for secrecy surrounding the vacation jog, as one of the governor's aides put it: "the guy just wants a quiet rest and a chance to be with his whole family for a change." Keeper of the Store With the departure of the governor for the vacation wilds, two other top figures in the front office will be vacationing at the same time the governor's secretary William G. Murphy and Press Secretary Jack Conmy, who will be gone for about the same period of time (but not with) the governor. ' Who then will guard the gubernatorial henhouse? . . . The chore will be taken over by Mr. Scranton's Executive Assistant Bill Keisling who can't quite work in a vacation at this point anyway, inasmuch as Mrs. Keisling only two weeks ago brought their fifth child into the world (four boys, one girl), or as storekeeper Keisling says: "Timewise it's HAZLETON Friday, August 16, 1963 should never forget it ... Scranton and Kennedy The World Today James Marlow If Your Heart Skipped a News From the House, That means weeks of hearings in the Senate itself for a vote. But Republican Senate leader Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois, a member of the finance committee, has doubts Congress will cut taxes this year. "It is not unwarranted," he said, "to think this matter might go over until next year." He thought action might be blocked by a civil rights filibuster a viey also expressed by Sen. Harry F. Byrd, D-Va., finance committee chairman. They weren't alone. A Democratic member of the same committee, Sen. Albert Gore of Tennessee, said he doubts the Senate will act on it in 1963. If this wasn't gloomy enough for taxpayers hoping for more takehome pay, starting Jan. 1, another top Republican sprayed ice water. This was Charles Halleck of Indiana, the Republican leader in the House. He sounded gloomier than Dirksen. While Dirksen thought the House might pass the bill, even if the Senate didn't, Halleck thought the House might not pass it in the first place if it thought the Senate wouldn't. From a politician's standpoint, 1964 would be a much better year for a tax cut it's an election year particularly if Congress granted the cut just before it adjourned in 1964 to start campaigning. It would be fresher in voters' memories. Mason DenisonThe Pennsylvania Story Governor Scranton Takes Family sort of nip and tuck to say nothing of confusing." Shades of Rattlesnake Milk! Ever see a rattlesnake milked? ... In case you haven't but would like to for some reason you'll have your opportunity Labor Day weekend, August 31 through September 2 at the "Endless Mountains Fold Festival" near New Milford (Susquehanna County) just off Interstate Route 81. In addition there will be a real Indian ceremonial, dance and chicken barbecue each day in this "Switzerland of America" area, plus you'll see artisans of ye old time crafts and trades at work such as the harness maker, stone cutter, horse shoe-er, wood carver, chair caner, toy maker, etc. . . . They've even scheduled a muzzle loading shooting contestand a coon chase . . . But that rattlesnake milking. . . . Cool Thoughts In August A note on our desk from Fred Strathmeyer, of York looked cool indeed as we first glanced at the soothing green typewriter ribbon used to write the message . . . The thing became even cooler as we noted that Fred, who's President of the Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers' Association, was talking about Christmas trees. That's where the coolness ended .. . Fred went on to point out that because of a record late frost on May 24, "there will be an increase in prices for Christmas trees this coming season" ... It seems the frost of the date was too nippy for the buds and new growth of the short-needled spruce and fir Christmas trees, many of which alas have been disfigured beyond saleability this year . . . Guess we'll have to turn to the oaks and maples! Legislatively Speaking Up to mid-week Governor Scranton had signed into law some 400 bills passed by the 1963 Legislature, he who bestows should never Pierre Charron the President's lead in next year's election sweepstakes. It is based on hard judgment of the political situation as of today. Scranton did not itemize his reasons for giving the President the edge now. An unbiased observer would probably put the nuclear test ban treaty with the Soviet Union and its promise of relaxation of the cold war and reduction of military expenditures at the top of the list, together with the continued prosperity which offsets the pressure of the 4.5 million unemployed. In the foreseeable future is another probable plus for the President in the expected tax cut to be made effective at the beginning of the election year. And there is no gainsaying the public interest, sympathy and favor in and for the President's personal life. The biggest question mark is in his civil rights battle, and on balance that should not hurt him. Of course, the election is nearly 15 months away. Much can happen before then. Scranton points out that things get better when you have a candidate and a campaign is under way. The Democrats have both a candidate and a campaign going for them already. That is what gives an incumbent President the advantage, and Kennedy is no exception. Beat at Just Relax So, if not this year, then maybe next year, although Kennedy insisted months ago that a tax cut would stimulate the economy. "The purpose of cutting taxes," he said, "is not to create a deficit but to increase investment, employment, and the prospects for a balanced budget." It is no wonder this Congress has been called the tardiest in years. Former President Harry S. Truman, in the 1948 presidential campaign, called the Republican-run Congress of that year the "do nothing" Congress. It was a lot more active than this one which happens to be run by Democrats. It's full of uncertainties. 1 Wednesday, for example: The Senate by a squeaky 47-44 vote approved a domestic Peace Corps for a two-year trial. Now the bill goes to the House. It's future? Uncertain. At the same time the House Wednesday passed and sent to the Senate legislation authorizing $1,195,000,000 in federal aid for college construction over three years. Predictions on this? Unsafe. This bill is similar to one the House passed last year. Because the House and Senate differed on it, it died. There may be differences again. Everything will bog down for weeks if the Senate gets into a filibuster on civil rights, as it probably will. with about 200 to go . . . One of the "biggest" days of the signing season occurred on Tuesday when he signed three major bills at one whack the anthracite backfill strip mine bill, increased truck weight legislation, and a purchase - of - care bill covering indigent state aid for local hospitals ... In addition, the Governor the same day signed a raft of 40 other pieces of legislation for a heavy dip into the pen and ink supply. Letters to . The Editor Editor Standard-Speaker: In reply to Congressman Flood's letter in your Tuesday issue concerning the miners pension on silicosis I believe he means well and we all know he is doing everything in his power to help the miners. He stated that the miners who applied for disability after their silicosis pensions ran out, their appeal being denied, should get themselves an attorney and fight their case. The big problem is how many miners like myself can afford an attorney? I applied for total disability four years ago and my case was denied. I then appealed the second time and again I was denied. Now how can I afford an attorney when for four years I had no income from anywhere?? Where are the miners going to turn? I for one cannot see why our mine union officials cannot get an attorney to represent the miners. After all the miners paid the union dues as I did for 29 years. I think the miners deserve a little representation from the United Mine Workers Union. Andrew Goryl, disabled miner Hal Doyle n Constance Towers, One of Nation's NEW YORK (P) The movie career of Constance Towers seemed utterly blighted at the tender age of 12. Working as a summer usherette in a small town theater, she committed the most unforgivable sin of filmdom. "I accidently set fire to the popcorn machine," .she said, hanging her head in mock shame, "I lost my job on the spot. "I wasn't in too good standing with the manager anyway. Instead' of showing patrons to their seats, I spent most of the time sitting in the front row sobbing at the picture." But in the years since then the little druggist's daughter from Whitefish, Mont., has done very well for herself. Today she lives in several worlds all pretty wonderful. Miss Towers became a top WASHINGTON (NEA) Signs that "the dust is beginning to settle in China again" are considered deceptive. When Lowell D. Skinner of Akron, O. the American GI Korean war turncoat arrived in Hong Kong after 10 years' forced service as a lathe operator for the Communists in Red China, he was reported by cable dispatches as having said: "Anti-American feeling in China is not as great as anti-Russian . . . There has been a notable increase in the violence of anti-Russian statements ever since the Russian technicians were withdrawn in the late 1950s." There is a lot of wishful thinking in Washington and other free world capitals that the split between Russia and Red China will develop into a full-scale war. The hope seems to be that they will destroy each other completely and that international Communism will perish from earth at the same time. That would be a historical solution by letting the dust settle. For thousands of years China has been overrun by invasions. China has absorbed them all and survived. In modern times, Japan has tried to take over and BERRY'S WORLD i i , , i r i r--W U "Would you think I was an odd-ball if I told yon I detest conformity" x AS ONE .mil main i in The Poor Man's Philosopher Best-Dressed Women, singer in television and the nation's supper club circuit. She married a wealthy Panama insurance tycoon, Eugene C. Mc-Grath, whose brother is Catholic archbishop there. She has two lovely children, and a family yacht to dive from when she goes skin diving. Socially, she is chummy with some members of the Kennedy clan, and she is noted as one of the nation's best-dressed women. After appearing in one film she'd prefer to forget, she got a real break when director John Ford met her at an ice show and later signed her to costar with John Wayne in "The Horse Soldiers." In her latest picture, "The Shock Corridor," Miss Towers sheds her usual costom-designed finery to appear as a strip tease Peter EdsonIn Washington Despite Row With Soviets, China's No. 1 Foe Still Is U.S. make over China in two wars, failing both times. When the United States and its allies liberated China in World War II, they became the No. 1 enemy of the Chinese Communists, who overran the mainland and drove out the Nationalist government. Then came the Russian wave of domination, beginning with a 30-year treaty of friendship signed in 1949. In less than 10 years Russia began to renege on its promised aid and to repudiate the treaty, being unable to swallow China. So the Russians now are the No. 1 enemy of the Chinese. But it does not follow that the dust is beginning to settle in China, in another moment of history. The diary of a former congressman, Dr. Walter H. Judd, R-Minn., provides an illustration of this. One entry covers a February 1950 briefing on China policy which former Secretary of State Dean Acheson gave a group of Republican congressmen who were worried about the situation. Chiang Kai-shek's government had fled to Formosa in December 1949. India recognized Red China immediately. The United Kingdom followed. There was (km in a New Role artist, a role she undertook with some misgivings. It threw me at first when I found I was to play a stripper, because I had never performed as a dancer," said Constance, who is blonde and willowy, bright and vivacious. "It isn't easy to sing and take your clothes off at the same time. It's like trying to pat your head and rub your stomach simultaneously." She studied for her part by watching some real strippers go through their chores, in a Los Angeles temple of the arts known as "The Pink Pussy Cat." A choreographer then taught her how to bump and grind. "It's a great form of exercise if you need to get into shape," she remarked learnedly., "You'd be surprised how many muscles you use." fear the United States would follow suit to establish a two-China policy. Then the Red Chinese made the mistake of seizing the American consulate in Peking. President Truman decided that the United States would never recognize a bunch of bandits. This ended that worry. But it still left unanswered the question of what American China policy really was. Acheson tried to straighten it out in a series of closed congressional hearings and major public addresses. At the Press Club on. Jan. 12, 1950, in what was probably his most controversial speech, Acheson drew a line on the American defense perimeter in the Pacific the Aleutians, Japan, the Ryu-kus leaving out Korea and Formosa. Immediately he was in hot water, and he was still up to his chin when he was invited to appear before the Republican congressmen. No minutes of the meeting were kept, and memories of those who were there and what they said are vague. In his briefing the secretary analyzed Red China's weaknesses but did not predict its collapse. When he was asked what American policy would be in this situation, the entry in Judd's diary shows that the secretary replied, "We'll let the dust settle." In full fairness to Acheson, it may be reported that he does not now think the dust is settling in Red China. , The United States is still the principal enemy of the Chinese Communist government, as the strongest power of so-called capitalist imperialism. The dispute between Red China and Soviet Russia does not settle any dust. It just raises more dust of a different kind. Interestingly enough this is also the opinion of Judd. Questions and Answers Q Does the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation change with each administration? A He serves at the pleasure of the attorney general, who makes the appointment. Q Who were Rogers' Rangers? A They were a group of colonial fighters led by Robert Rogers during the French and Indian War. By Fulton Lewis Jr, Young Republicans Dispute Charges by Rockefeller WASHINGTON The man who wasn't there has offered a less-than-penetrating analysis of the recent Young Republican National Convention. Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller turned down an invitation to address the San Francisco conclave for sound political reasons: His appearance was a guaranteed bomb. Nevertheless, Rocky sounded off the other day: "Every objective observer at San Francisco has reported that the proceedings there were dominated by extremist groups, carefully organized, well financed and operating through the tactics of ruthless, roughshod intimidation. These are the tactics of totalitarianism." Rockefeller went on to charge that supporters of Barry Gold-water "disgracefully subverted" the convention in electing Donald "Buz" Lukens as National Chairman. The record has been set straight by E. Strother Smith, co-chairman of the Virginia YRs. Unlike the New York Governor, Smith was in San Francisco. As a matter of fact, he and his fellow Virginians backed Charles McDevitt, whom Lukens defeated for National Chairman. Virginia YR leaders authorized Smith to write Rockefeller as follows : "The Executive Committee of the Young Republican Federation of Virginia was truly shocked and amazed to hear anyone with such a position of trust and responsibility as you have making such unfounded and prejudiced remarks about a group which has done so much toward the furthering of Republican aspirations across the United States as have the Young Republicans." Point by point, Smith dissected the Rockefeller blast. "You charged the Young Republicans with racism," wrote Smith. "Just ask the Negroes of the New York delegation how they got along with the racists from North Carolina, Georgia and Arkansas (in opposing Lukens). "As far as the conservative forces being well-financed, it was obvious to all who were WAYNE G. BRANDSTADT, M.D. Q My pulse is never less than 100 beats a minute. With the least bit of exertion or excitement it goes as high as 140. This makes me jittery. What should I do? A Although this is a somewhat elevated pulse rate, it does not necessarily mean that you have a heart disease. What we will have to find out is whether you are jitte'ry because your heart is fast, or if your heart is fast because you are jittery. The first step would be to let your doctor get an electrocardiogram (ECG) and a basal metabolic rate (BMR). If your BMR is high, you may have a toxic goiter. The ECG would help your doctor determine whether there was something wrong with the electrical conduction system that controls your heart rate. If both tests turn out to be normal, perhaps a short course of medicines to calm your nerves would get your pulse back to normal and break the vicious circle of worry, fast pulse, faster pulse, more worry. Q In January I had a miscarriage after being pregnant four months. This would have been our first child. Ever since then I have had a choking sensation in my throat and it appears to be swollen. Even the weight of the bed covers on my neck seems tfr choke me. My doctor says this is caused by nerves. If so, how can I calm them down without resorting to . tranquilizers? A The loss of a baby must , have been a great shock and disappointment. This may, as your doctor suggests, be the reason for your choking sensation, but perhaps the swelling and your nervousness are 25 Years Ago Charley Lloyd, Freeland fighter, who had run up a string of 17 straight victories after joining up with Manager Pat Roarty, suffered his first setback in that time, when he lost a close three-round decision to Paul Jackson, Negro puncher from Reading, last night at Mahanoy City. The White Haven Journal resumed publication with this week's issue. Fire two weeks ago badly gutted the plant. Ralph and Angelo Sacco and Victor Bruno of the South Side, will spend the weekend at their summer cottage at Cresco, in the Pocono Mountains. A Thought Listen! A sower went out to sow: Mark 4.3. Who soweth good seed shall surely reap; The year grows rich as it groweth old, And life's latest sands are its sands of gold. Julia C. R. Dorr. truly objective that, comparatively speaking, it was the more liberal candidate (McDevitt) who had the greatest financial resources. In fact, his financial backing was so much greater than anyone else's that his opposition could charge that he was backed by 'Rockefeller money.' If there was any outside financing, it certainly seems that it was from the liberal side rather than the conservative." Richard Obenchain, chairman of the Virginia YRs, who, too, supported McDevitt for chairman, observed: "Hard as Governor Rockefeller may try to tag the Young Re-publicans with the odious epithet of extremism, he succeeds only in exaggerating the desperation of his own political strategy. The Young Republicans were virtually united in their enthusiasm for Barry Goldwater and their deep belief in the sound principles of constitutional government." The reports of respected newsmen make Rockefeller's charge more absurd. M. Stanton Evans, editor of the Indianapolis News, writes in National Review that "ruthless, roughshod tactics" were used not by Luken's supporters, but by those out to beat him including YR officials from Rockefeller's New York State. Outgoing YR Chairman was Leonard Nadasdy, a Minnesota liberal who used every parliamentary trick at his disposal to defeat Lukens. With the convention machinery arrayed" against Lukens, Editor Evans writes, "the Conservative forces found communications a particularly difficult problem. The difficulty was intensified on the eve of the balloting, when Lukens headquarters found their phone lines had been cut." Large groups of liberal delegates, sergeants-at-arms and private police (dubbed rent-a-cops by conservatives) roamed the convention floor to prevent Lukens workers from moving about. But Lukens won despite almost impossible odds, and the Young Republicans had a Gold-water Republican at their helm. On Monday I'll take a look at this remarkable young man. The Doctor's Mailbag Medical Puzzle-Poser: Fast Pulse-Jitters Problem caused by a goiter. A toxic goiter may even have been the cause of your unfortunate mis-, carriage. If you have a goiter, proper treatment of this disease will greatly improve your chance of carrying your next pregnancy to full term. If, after a painstaking examination to rule out goiter, your doctor reassures you that your trouble is nerves, this firm reassurance may be all that you need. On the other hand, , if he wants you to try a tranquilizer for a tweek or two, be guided by his advice. Q Please let me know what food or liquid not to eat or drink for high blood pressure. A Many persons who have high blood pressure are also overweight. If you belong in this category, make reducing your first objective. If your blood pressure is high in spite of normal weight, you should be on a low-sodium diet. This means that you should use one of the salt substitutes to replace table salt, and avoid anything that is already salted. You should, therefore, eat no canned foods, except canned fruits, no smoked foods, spiced meats, sausage, or ham. If you get pretty tired of this as most people do perhaps your doctor will give you one of the newer drugs that reduces blood pressure. Please send your questions and comments to Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt, M. D., in care of this paper. While Dr. Brand, stadt cannot answer individual letters, he will answer letters of general interest in future columns. HAZLITON Standard -Speaker Continuing the STAND A RD-SENTINEL Established 1866 and THE PLAIN SPEAKER Established 1882 Published Dally Except Sundays and Holidays by Hazleton Standard-Speaker, Inc., 21 North Wyoming Street Hazleton, Pa. Telephone 455-363$ Frank Walser. 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