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4 Golesburg Register-Mail, Galesburg, 111, Pridoy, Aug. 16, 1963 What's In a JVttMe-Aiiyiiiore? Rocky's YR Criticism Shown to Be Unfounded By FULTON LEWIS JR. 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 Goldwater "disgracefully subverted" the convention in electing Donald "Buz" Lukens as national chairman. THIS RECORD has been set straight by E. Strother Smith, cochairman 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 halve 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 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 couid 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 from the conservative." Richard Obenchain, chairman of the Virginia YRs, who, too, sup­ ported McDevitt for chairman, observed: "Hard as Gov. Rockefeller may try to tag the Young Republicans 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, "th# 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 Goldwater Republican at their helm. On Monday I'll take a look at this remarkable young man. Copyright 1963 Government Is Fabric of Cross-Purposes EDITORIAL Comment and Review By JOHN CHAMBERLAIN THE WORD 'POLICY,' in my dictionary, implies choosing a definite course of action to bring about a certain desired result. But what is a citizen to do — and how can he make up his mind about voting — when government, no matter which political party is in power, seems to be a /ast tissue of policies that cancel each other out? You are, let us say, a small business man. You can theoretically applaud the concern that the federal government expresses for your well-being. There are public agencies that have been set up to provide you with capital if you can't get it from private sources. You get preferential tax rates if your annual profits are not large. Maybe you can succeed in creating a going concern of your small business. But when you come to think of passing the fruits of your ability on to your son, you suddenly discover that you must sell out to a bigger company to raise money for the requisite high estate taxes. Your concern is no longer how to keep your creation going, but how to merge it with a bigger one at the least costly expense to you and your family. R " s i^ ( T F ™ r °i^yJ^i. THE MAILBOX In the light of public discussion of the nu clear test ban treaty, one fact stands out. Many Americans now believe there is no longer a basis for abnormal fear that the Russians may have tricked our negotiators into signing something that contains a hidden time bomb. Analysis of his testimony before the U. S. Senate committees, shows that Secretary of State Dean Rusk has given unqualified assurance that the test ban treaty contains no "side arrangements, understandings or conditions of any kind." Rusk also has declared without reservation that if the United States does detect infractions of the treaty by the Russians, this country has the capability—and the intent—to quickly resume bomb tests. These statements by a man of Rusk's ability, experience and integrity should go a long way toward calming any jitters the public may have had. Everyone knows it's hard to do business with someone you can't trust. But all signs indicate that our representatives have been on constant guard against any fast shuffle during the treaty negotiations. Why should anyone have been so suspicious of a hidden gimmick in the treaty? For one reason, because of the "managed" news in the recent Cuban affair. Many Americans have felt they not only were kept uninformed in that case, but were actually misled as to the facts. They have been wondering if they might not run into more of the same treatment in the test ban treaty. Secretary Rusk's frankness has dispelled that suspicion. So now we can concentrate on keeping up our guard and watching like a hawk to make sure the Russians keep their word, as given in the treaty. Our guess is that the Senate and the country will decide the risk is worth taking when you consider the alternative. From a Subscriber Editor, Register-Mail: How about some newsier news items from Abingdon? Check through the paper — Avon, Galva, Belmont, Knoxville, many more, have lots more and more interesting items. We pay enough to get the paper; let's have something we're interested in locally. — E. C. Brown, Abingdon. Word to the Wise What to do with junk mail? The National Better Business Bureau advises us that we are neither obliged to acknowledge such merchandise, nor return it, nor keep it, nor give it any particular care. Above all, we do not have to pay for it. However, we are obliged to surrender such merchandise to the shipper upon request. Yet, we may demand storage charges for holding same. The Load Bearers Every once in a while some scientist or science writer takes a flier into the future to predict the marvelous things that thinking machines will do someday. Don't look now—but they're already doing it. Richard Bellman, a mathematician with the Rand Corp., points out that computers Fare Boosts Irk Rio Commuters RIO DE JANEIRO (UPI) - Rio's rail commuters are hopping mad about a 500 per cent rate hike that has jumped the price they pay for a 50-mile ride to 10 cruzeiros (about two cents). The previous rate of two cruzeiros had been in effect on the state-owned "Central de Brazil" since the Getulio Vargas dictatorship. But huge deficits piled up and service worsened. In spite of an elaborate advertising campaign to prepare commuters for the raise, the rate change was greeted with screams of protest. are, among other things, beginning to control traffic in big cities, direct the complete processing of steel, handle drug quality control and take over many bank jobs. The man from the Air Force's "think factory" claims that by applying just what we know today about computers, all our mass- produced goods could be made by just 2 or 3 per cent of the population. Herein lies the great question which will have to be answered by the next generation: What to do with all the leisure time that will be available? Although tomorrow's computers will be marked by machines that deliver more than is programmed into them—that is, they can repair themselves and teach themselves— fears that they will ever "take over the world" are groundless. Machines will replace men only in doing tilings men don't want to do themselves. Preventing Blindness Editor, Register-Mail: We wish to express our sincere appreciation for all that your paper did to support our Society's efforts in alerting the public regarding the correct way to view the eclipse of the sun. In reviewing the news releases returned to us by our clipping service, we noticed your use of the National Society's release on July 16. We would like to take this opportunity to explain that we are not affiliated with the National Society though we work closely with them and cooperate in every possible way. One of the chief reasons that we have not affiliated with the National Society is that we feel that all funds contributed to the field of prevention of blindness by Illinois people should be spent on this work within the state of Illinois. Our Society is completely supported by membership contributions and funds bequeathed to us. We have never conducted a public fund raising campaign; nor do we receive any state, federal or community chest funds. We hope, whenever possible, you will be able to use our name in your paper. Any of your readers, desiring to contribute funds to support the prevention of blindness, deserve to have these funds put to work to benefit Illinois residents. Again we wish to thank you for a!! the help you have given us in the past and look forward to working with you in the future. — Evelyn C. Sturm, Public Relations Consultant, Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness, 220 S. State St., Chicago. from one in distress, emotionally or otherwise. Last Sunday my parakeet, which I love and have cared for over ten years, flew away from our home and it seemed he would never be returned. Our neighbors, adults and children searched the immediate area without results. Then I called radio stations WGIL and WAIK to ask if they would air my trouble, which they most graciously did. Also I used a classified, ad in the Register-Mail in a further effort to find my pet. Tuesday a good soul called to say he believed he had found my bird and indeed he had. Through prayers, the milk of human kindness and the splendid cooperation of the mediums of communication and the press, my appeal was appreciably recognized and answered. My sincere thanks to all concerned. — Mrs. John T. Parks, 616 S. West St. If you are not a small business man, you may, perchance, be a farmer. You'd like to raise crops by methods employing your own ingenuity, even though you may be willing to accept an acreage limitation on planting. But as time goes by the surplus in government storage bins increases in spite of everything, and the Department of Agriculture man comes around to explain to you the desirability of putting your farm in the Soil Bank. You agree. Then, one fine morning, you pick up your paper and read about the amount of new land that is being brought under cultivation because of government irrigation policies elsewhere in the nation. OR, LET US say, you are one REMINISCING Of Bygone Times FIFTY YEARS AGO Saturday, Aug. 16, 1913 After having been held up by three hoboes along the Burlington Railroad tracks, George Swanson followed the men to a construction camp east of Galesburg, then called the police who arrested the thieves. TWENTY YEARS AGO Monday, Aug. 16, 1943 Knox County Chapter of the American Red Cross surpassed its 1943 war fund goal of $35,500, it was announced by John Herron, chairman. The amount raised was $35,872.73. John E. Slaven, supervisor in the department of safety of the Burlington Railroad, was promoted to the office of assistant superintendent of his department. THE DOCTOR SAYS: Fast Pulse Medical Puzzle-Poser By WAYNE G. BRANDSTADT, M.D. Newspaper Enterprise Assn. JFK Gets Okay of Secretaries NEW YORK (UPI) — President Kennedy is a popular fellow with girls who pound typewriters in the New York area. Some 200 members of the New York Chapter of the National Secretaries Association recently were asked the question: "If you had your choice, for whom would you most like to work?" Most were loyal to "my present boss," but 13 per cent selected Kennedy and 8 per cent selected Gov. Nelson Rockefeller of New York. No other man drew more than a single vote. The survey was conducted by Bulova Watch Company as part of a survey of secretarial time-control practices. About 60 per cent of the Americans who buy new or used autos make their purchases on credit, according to the National Automobile Club. New Railroad Is Real Old FELTON, Calif. (UPI) — The ancient steam locomotive Dixiana Shay with its four 1880-styled passenger cars puffs from the station hourly on the nation's newest—yet oldest —railroad. It is the Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railroad (RC&BTNGRR) and it carries excursionists through the redwood groves of Santa Cruz County, about 70 miles south of San Francisco. Its maiden passenger-paying run was made on Palm Sunday this year. Eventually, the road will curve more than 3',^ miles from its starting terminal, then back on itself, on a round trip to the top of Bear Mountain. The locomotive is a genuine steam boiler, made in Lima, Ohio, in 1912 for the Smoky Mountain Railroad in Tennessee. It was purchased by the RB&BTNGRR in Virginia where it had served on a now abandoned railroad out of Dixiana. The 1960 Census accounted for 40.5 million married couples. A Bird Comes Home Editor, Register-Mail: I am grateful that I live in a community where the people are quick to respond to a call for help ^J 1 Parti ^Present Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.—Proverbs 16:24. * • * Kind words are benedictions. They are not only instruments of power, but of benevolence and courtesy; blessings both to the speaker and hearer of them.— Frederick Saunders. Now You Know By United Press International The Star-Spangled Banner was designated the National Anthem by act of Congress, March 3, 1931, according to the World Almanac. 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 jittery 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 bedcovers on my neck seems to 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 caused by a goiter. A toxic goiter may even have been the cause of your unfortunate miscarriage. 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 week 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 (Continued on page 5) The Almanac By United Press International Today is Friday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 1963 with 137 to follow. The moon is approaching its new phase. The morning stars are Jupiter and Saturn. The evening stars are Mars and Saturn. On this day in history: In 1961, the federal government prohibited union states from trading with the confederacy. In 1896, gold was discovered in the Klondike. In 1923, the Carnegie Steel Corporation established the eight- hour work day. In 1945, Winston Churchill said that the atomic bomb had saved the lives of 1,250,000 British and American soldiers. A thought for the day — playwright Henrik Ibsen said: "The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom — they are the pillars of society." of those nature-loving souls who consider that civilization has gone far enough, geographically speaking. You don't want to see migrant wildfowl die because they can't find congenial marshlands along their traditional north-south "flyway" routes. So you applaud the move to save certain swamps. The only trouble is that while some government men are busy saving swamps, other government men are busy helping to destroy them by promoting drainage activities. Again, you may be hoping that the Wilderness bill will pass both houses of Congress, thereby setting aside certain tracts that will preserve all types of animals and trees in their original setting. It burns you up, therefore, to learn that the Federal Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife, responding to the ubiquitous trout fishermen's lobby, has undertaken to kill off the "coarse" fish in the Green River watershed of Utah and Wyoming. This threatens the humpback chub, a species that is known only to the Green River system, with total extinction. Genocide for the benefit of the master race of trout. Maybe it is culture that you love, not the panorama of wilderness life. You have been impressed with the Federal Communications Commission's attacks on the "cultural wasteland" represented by our commercially sponsored television and radio programs. But if you are willing to pay a dollar to get some particular musical program or moving picture or ballet performance over an unsponsored "pay as you see" system, you discover that the Federal Communications Commission has no real interest in making things easier for you. Present "pay as you see" experimentation is limited to the Hartford, Conn., area despite the fact that the basic inventions that make it possible were all perfected more than a decade ago. Let us say, finally, that you are concerned with a sticky rate of unemployment that runs to about six per cent of the working force. A State Employment Service office sends you a job applicant. You offer him work that is a little out of his previous line, at a little less money than he used to make. So he turns you down. Since this is a free country, you have no kick about that. But you subsequently discover that the man is still receiving unemployment compensation. The government is paying him to sit on his hands and do nothing when he might have been working. SO IT GOES when you live under a government that often seems to consist of nothing but a tissue of organized cross-purposes. The list of government-enforced policies that cancel each other out might be extended almost to infinity. Did someone mention homo sapiens? Or did he say homo sap? Copyright 1963 Qalesburg Register-Mail Office 140 Soutb Prairie Street, Galesburg. Illinois TELfiPHONt NUMBER Register-Mail Exchange 342-6161 Entered "S Second Class Matter at tha Post Office at Galesburg IU1- nois, under \ct of Congress of M'T'h 3. 1879 Dally except Sunday Ethel Custer Schmlth. Publisher Charles Morrow .... Editor and Genera) Manager M. H. k-ddy Asaociate Editor And Director of Public Relations H. H Clay Managing Editor National Advertising Representative: Ward-Griffith Company Incorporated. New York Chicago, Detroit Boston. Atlanta. San Francisco. 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