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4 Galesbura Register-Moil, Galesbura, III, Thurs., Aug. 15, 1963 'Just Leave the Loot-We're Above It All!' BP* EDITORIAL Comment and Review Back in the Game Politics is the process by which government is shaped to serve the legitimate but diverse interests of all the people, and business certainly is one of the interests that must be served. Yet, in recent years, businessmen have not been much of a force in politics. This regrettable lack may soon be remedied now that the Business-Industry Political Action Committee has been formed by a group of large and small businessmen from coast to coast. Laurie C. Battle, former Alabama Democratic Congressman, has been named operational head of the group. BIPAC is, according to its founders, to be bi-partisan, and will support Congressmen and Senators who favor the free private enterprise system and constitutional government. Memberships will cost from $10 to $99 a year, will be accepted only from individuals and not from companies, and the aim is to keep overhead low so that most of this money can be utilized in the ever-more-expensive campaigns. Left of center political figures long have been able to tap the contributions of labor's Political Action Committee, while candidates more in tune with the essentially conservative thinking of the majority of Americans have had to raise their funds as best they could. BIPAC, if it realizes its sponsors' hopes, will remedy that. The general public should benefit from BIPAC's activities, if only because its funds will enable the more moderate and conservative candidates to expose themselves to voter scrutiny more widely and better understand the choice to be made at the polls. Business should benefit directly. Politicians of whatever persuasion realize in general that if business is bad all America (including the federal treasury) suffers. But those with the least understanding of what makes business good often are the ones sent to Washington to legislate on business affairs. Then they profess astonishment that business, burdened by taxes and other political high costs, hobbled by regulations and made legally vulnerable to any and all monopoly union demands, doesn't grow fast enough to stem the tide of unemployment. BIPAC could significantly change this, and if business improves as a consequence, everyone will be better off. Waiting for Debra Watch for her. Her name will be Debra. Wait for her and hope she isn't a hurricane. The two worst hurricanes of the 72-year history of the U.S. Weather Bureau were "D" storms—Diane in August 1955 and Donna in August 1960. The Bureau traditionally names its tropical storms and hurricanes after women, perhaps because they are striking, destructive, and most unpredictable. This year's names start with Arlene—sighted in late July —and run down to Wallis. Names beginning with Q, U, X, Y, and Z are not used to designate tropical storms because of the scarcity of feminine names starting with those letters, and the unlikelihood of their being necessary—although in 1933 as many as 21 tropical storms were reported. The national weather service was established in 1870 under the Army Signal Corps. The Weather Bureau was organized under the Department of Agriculture in 1891 and transferred to the Department of Commerce in June 1940. A hurricane warning system has been maintained for 90 years. Warning or no warning, little can be done to save crops, ware- Treaty Would Tie Up U.S. Nuclear Defense By FULTON LEWIS JR. WASHINGTON - On a bitter cold December night this whiter, hordes of Red Chinese and North Korean troops may pour across the 38th parallel. Soldiers of the South Korean and U. S. Armies, greatly outnumbered, will retreat down the peninsula, as they did once before, 13 years ago. In all-night sessions at the Pentagon, the Joint Chiefs may decide it is necessary to use tactical nuclear weapons to halt the onrushing marauder's. Then the shocker. FROM the State Department may come word the military must wait 90 days before nuclear wcap- REMINISCING Of Bygone Years FIFTY YEARS AGO Friday, Aug. 15, 1913 In view of a number of bystanders, Miss Florence Jessup, niece of Dr. and Mrs. Sam Jessup, 521 N. Cherry St., leaped into Crooked Lake near Oden, Mich., and saved five-year- old Mable Ruggies from drowning. Miss Winifred Shaver and Miss Mable Crosby, Knox County girls, returned home after spending a year at Cairo, Egypt, as tutors in the American Mission Musical College. TWENTY YEARS AGO Sunday, Aug. 15, 1943 Richard Arlen was starring in the motion picture, "Aerial Gunner," featured at the West Theater. Fire caused by explosion of an oil stove parNally destroyed the residence occupied by the Freeman Swift family in Galesburg. ons can be used. The reason: A partial test ban ratified earlier by the U. S. Senate. Preposterous? Not at all, according to legal experts who have studied carefully the treaty brought back from Moscow by Averell Harriman. That document outlaws not only nuclear tests but "any other nuclear explosions," as well. The only exceptions are underground explosions that release no fall-out. The Moscow treaty, now under Senate study, provides any signa- tor must give three months advance notice before it can withdraw and test or use nuclear weapons. THERE ARE other loopholes. Suppose the Soviet Union violates the treaty by embarking upon a full-scale test program without giving three months advance no­ tice. Legal experts say the United States must still wait three hionths before it can test. Otherwise the United States would be violating the Treaty, which remains in effect, and is, the Constitution says, "the supreme law of the land." The treaty may be abrogated, but this can be a lengthy and arduous task, requiring action by both Houses of Congress. Says THomas J. Norton, in his definitive work, the "Constitution of the United States: Its Sources and Its Application": "Once a treaty is made, it requires both branches of Congress to abrogate it; that is, the President and the Senate can- hot undo their work." Note: Minnesota Sen. Hubert Humphrey, never known as much of an economizer, used several thousand dollars of the taxpayers' dough the other day when he inserted in the Congressional Record 37 pages of editorial comment favoring the test ban. Cost to the taxpayers at $88 a page: $3,256. • • • A NEW YORK Congressman, shocked to learn Uncle Sam is taking back still another Korean War turncoat, has introduced remedial legislation. Republican Paul Fino has proposed automatic forfeiture of the citizenship of turncoats like Lowell D. Skinner, who returned last week. "It is disgraceful," says Fino, "to think that Korean War turncoats who thought more of the enemy than the United States, should be permitted and allowed to return to this country and continue to enjoy all of the benefits and privileges of American citizenship. "A dishonorable discharge, in my opinion, is not sufficient punishment for these turncoats. Only forfeiture of citizenship would adequately take care of these characters who preferred communist China to the freedom of our country." Skinner has sold his story to a TV network. In addition, he will receive $1,700 in Army back pay. ARAB NOMADS will soon be smoking American cigarettes, courtesy of the U. S. Food for Peace program. From Aug. 13 to Dec. 31, American ships will carry 1,000 metric tons of domestic leaf tobacco and assorted tobacco products to Cairo. Cost to taxpayers: $1.6 million. Copyright 1963 Politicians Begin Their Tactical Power Plays By JOHN CHAMBERLAIN IT WAS at the Governors Conference of 1952 that the plans were hatched for jettisoning the Presidential hopes of Senator Robert Taft. The tactic that was subsequently displayed was to accuse Bob Taft, an honest politician if there ever was one, of attempting to steal delegates to the nominating convention. It was a dirty insult to a great figure in Republican history. This year the tactics that are being used in hopes of putting Senator Barry Goldwater into a Taftian limbo give promise of being just as dirty as those of 11 years ago. Strange power plays are in the works. Indeed, they The Association of Comics Magazine Publishers was formed in 1948, and members adopted a code banning sexy, wanton comics, sadistic torture and other offensive material. In 1954 the Comics Magazine Association of America was formed. Its code prohibited torture, glorification of crime, salaciousness and insisted that the stories should show the triumph of virtue over vice. have already been used, though not, as yet, fatally. At the Young Republicans Convention in San Francisco the outgoing Young Republican chairman, "liberal" Leonard Nadasdy, tried Power Play Number One. Emulating the blandly arbitrary methods which Elihu Root had used to cut the throat of Theodore Roosevelt in favor of William H. Taft at the Republican National Convention of 1912, Nadasdy let contested delegates sit as judges in their own case. Unlike Elihtl Root, however, Nadasdy failed to gain the final victory for his own chosen candidate. He and his forces, according to Stanton Evans and other witnesses whom I know to be accurate reporters, tried to steamroller the convention by such tricks as blocking access to microphones. But the young Goldwaterites in San Francisco had many more votes than Theodore Roosevelt had at "Armageddon" in 1912, and they managed to put their candidate, Donald — or Buz < — Lukens over even though Nadasdy's men tried to deny the Lukens floor managers space to maneuver in the aisles. Lukens,, now firmly ensconced as the new Young Republican chairman, is, naturally, committed to support whomever may become the Republican nominee for President. But he is hardly committed to support misrepresentation in picking that candidate. THE TACTIC that is currently 1 Now You Know By United Press International In whisky making, the term "mash" refers to a mixture of grain, molasses or sugar, with water and yeast, which is fermented and distilled to produce ethyl alcohol, according to the licensed Beverage Industries, Inc. being favored to weaken the candidacy of Goldwater is to ignore everything that the man says of a moderate or broadly humane nature. In this the "liberal" Republicans are being graciously aided by the Democrats, whom they conspicuously neglect to correct. Indeed, the Republicans of the Left do their best to egg the Democrats on. Over the past week-end the Democratic California Attorney General Stanley Mosk, using phrases at a state party convention in Sacramento that seemed to paraphrase of Nelson Rockefeller, remarked that it was time for "men like Barry Goldwater" to "help the John Birch Society to rid themselves of Robert H. W. Welch Jr., the right-wing society's head." Continuing in this fake solicitude for the Republicans, Mr. THE DOCTOR SAYS houses, docks, piers, residences, commercial buildings, communications and transportation lines in the path of a hurricane. In recent years, however, a great saving of life has resulted from evacuation of large populations from coastal areas. Floods are one of the most dangerous aspects of hurricanes. During this hurricane season, great dependence will be placed on Tiros VI and Tiros VII, the weather satellites. These are able to take 64 pictures of atmospheric conditions in each orbit. Last year weather satellites discovered hurricane Alma, confirmed the existence of tropical storm Becky and photographed Celia and Daisy in their formative stages. The Weather Bureau denies that its 30- day warnings, which were discontinued in 1958, were dropped because they stepped on the toes of Florida tourist and other commercial interests. Emergency warnings continue, of course, and are issued by press and radio and television broadcasts whenever a tropical storm becomes a threat. Hurricanes are defined by the Weather Bureau as "cyclonic storms of the tropics" with wind speeds of 74 miles an hour or more. A giant hurricane is a 500-billion horsepower engine capable of lifting two billion tons of water from the ocean in a single day and dumping it back in torrential rains. Hurricane Diane of August 1955 is the roughest studied by the Weather Bureau, a "Class 9" storm (damage upwards of $500 million), which actually caused about $830 million damage and killed more than 180 persons in the United States. Donna in 1960 was a "Class 8" storm ($50 million to $500 million). It killed at least 165, and struck every state on the Atlantic littoral at full hurricane strength. Last year only three tropical storms reached hurricane force. But there has been an average of nine tropical cyclones a year since 1952. That, and the fact that the "D" storms have a rather bad reputation, are two good reasons to keep fingers crossed while waiting for Debra, who is almost bound to come. Nothing to Sneeze at- The Hay Fever Season By WAYNE G. BRANDSTADT, M.D. Newspaper Enterprise Assn. YOU DON'T HAVE to go on a hayride to have hay fever, but you do have to be allergic to one of the pollens produced by certain types of plants. A tendency to allergy is inherited, but you will not necessarily be sensitive to the same pollens your allergic relatives were sensitive to. If you have the hay fever-asthma type of allergy, now is the time to plan ahead so as to get through the season with as little discomfort as possible. There has been some confusion about what kinds of pollen cause allergies. Self-pollinating plants such as violets do not cause them. Others, like daisies and goldenrod, have a sticky pollen and depend on cross-pollination by bees and other insects. THESE PLANTS have often been wrongly accused of causing hay fever, because their flowering coincides with that of ragweed and other plants whose pollen is wind-borne. The pollinating season for these plants varies because of variations in climate. A frequently overlooked source of trouble is the fungus or mold that forms on grass and other vegetation in the summer. The common Penicillium, the mold from which penicillin is made, is a frequent offender. Others are Alternaria and llormodendron. For any form of allergy caused by inhaling the allergen, skin tests give the quickest means of diagnosis. But, since even skin tests are not infallible, careful observation by your doctor is essential. Because allergens promote the production of histamine by the body, a group of antihistamine drugs have become popular for temporary relief of the acute attack. These may be taken by mouth or inhaled. Although they usually give quick relief, their use may be attended by such side reactions as drowsiness, or increased nervous tension. In many of the popular hay fever remedies they are combined with an older remedy— epinephrine. The adrenal cortical steroid hormones are also useful in some persons with severe hay fever. PREVENTIVE measures include avoidance of the causative pollen. When indoors hazards are greatly reduced by air- conditioning, since it effectively traps pollen in its filtering system. Since few persons can remain constantly indoors with the windows closed, community efforts should be encouraged to eradicate ragweed, the chief offender, by cutting it before it pollinates or by the use of weed killers. If desensitization is started about six weeks before the pollen season begins, it can be a very effective way to avoid trouble. The old system of injecting small doses of the allergen at frequent intervals has been replaced in some clinics by prolonged-action injections. The allergen is given in an oil emulsion which allows it to be absorbed slowly. Although this method is less bothersome it is not foolproof. It carries an increased risk of abscess formation. For this reason, many doctors still prefer the older method. Hay fever is still an annoying ailment. But with modern methods of treatment most victims can get through the season in relative comfort. Mosk said "we believe Barry Goldwater is not a racist . . . But we say to him that this is 1963 . . . This is not the time to stand silent as Mr. Welch marries his society to racism." All of this fol de rol about "silence" was uttered in spite of the fact that Goldwater, in an interview earlier in the week, had specifically remarked that the John Birch Society should (Continued on page 5) THE MAILBOX Disapproves Rule Editor, Register-Mail: This is written in lament of the passing of anonymity in the columns of the letters to the editor. It is no doubt true that we should all be willing to identify ourselves with what we believe — but the fact remains that the great majority of us often suppress what we really believe in order that we may not be caught at offending others of our society, or through the fear of being made out a fool. There are hundreds of reasons why this attitude prevails. Some are good reasons, some are not. In my opinion the letters to the editor column has come to be a great "nothing" since we must now all sign our names. It made much better and more exciting reading the old way when it had the "steam" that anonymity allowed it. — R. C. Berry, 888 N. Broad St. FINDING THE WAY Treasure Our Tomorrows By RALPH W. LOEW, D.D. Newspaper Enterprise Assn. "CIVILIZATION begins when the first tree is cut and ends when the last tree is felled." The speaker was the director of forestry in Switzerland, a learned and internationally renowned student. He was looking at the bleak and rocky mountains of a treeless landscape in Greece. After the lush plains of olive trees and the green beauty of the cypress which punctuated the scenery with sharp precision, the harsh, rocky countryside of these provinces was a shock. The night previously another distinguished international leader had chatted with me. One of Athens' learned jurists, he had just addressed an international assembly of lawyers. He told of his efforts to discover a common body of law which might have international authority as it is derived from the decisions and experience of the United Nations. These two statements have especial meaning as one sees both the remains of an ancient culture and the hard work of a people trying to wrest a living from this rocky soil. My forester friend is certain that at some time the ancestors of this diligent people wasted their trees — my jurist friend is afraid that we will all waste the resources of our present experience, eroding our own values. Perhaps the finest value of travel is not in seeing oceans, trees and mountains but seeing these in relation to our own convictions. One can be angry at another people in another generation. There is now the need to look at our own stewardship. Wo have sailed past fishing villages where meat is a luxury, enjoyed at Christmas and Easter. We have watched men and women loading sheaves of wheat on a donkey until only his ears and feet are visible. WE HAVE a new appreciation of the Scriptural references to "shade" and "shadow," for the temperature in the sun reached 104 degrees, and under the nearby tree it is a "cool" 80 degrees. We have seen the glories of art and architecture, have watched this stubborn people who have withstood war after war, and have observed the witness of today in a bustling city with its new Hilton and its statue of Harry Truman. Most of all, we are aware that the glories of the past are only an asset when tradition is a push to the present. We can cut all the trees and make the future barren. We can miss the meaning of the present experience and impoverish tomorrow. (Jalesburg Register -Mail Office 140 South Prairie Street Galesburg, Illinois rELEPHONt. NUMBER Register-MaiJ Exchange 342-5161 Entered is Second Class Matter at the Poet Office at Galesburg Illinois, under Act of Congress of Mr-fh 3. 1879 Daily except Sunday Ethel Custer Schmith Publisher Charles Morrow ... Editor and General Manager M. H t-iidy Associate iiditor And Director of Public Relations H. H. Clay Managing Editor National Advertising Representative: Ward-Griffith Company Incorporated, New York. Chicago, Detroit. Boston. 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