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4 Galesburg Register-Moil, Golesburg, III. Sat., Aug. 24, 1963 Weekend Review IP HE PLAYS If LIKE BADMINTON. It could be that Gen. Thomas S. Power, commander of our Strategic Air Force, is a badminton player. It could be that Sen. Barry Gold water is a badminton player. It could be that Sen. Henry Jackson is a badminton player. Because badminton players of this country, as a man, are leery of Russian gamesmanship as demonstrated on film clips of the now- famous game at Nikita Khrushchev's Black Sea palace in which the Chairman was reported to have "defeated" Secretary of State Busk. And (he three named are outstanding critics of the proposed limited nuclear test ban treaty. There's a saying that you can "tell a man's character by the way he plays games." If that is true, the world might very well examine how Khruschchev plays badminton as a clue to how he plays international politics in matters such as the test ban. The films clearly show that badminton, Khrushchev style, is played with no net and no lines. Nikita merely stood in one place on a thick oriental carpet and insisted that Secretary Rusk hit the bird back to him. He then proceeded to smash it to the rug and claim the point. Could be that General Power and Senators Goldwater and Jackson see something similar in the way the test ban treaty is set up. Isn't there something one-sided in the elimination of inspection which plays into Russian hands just as much as hitting the badminton bird to Khrushchev's forehand? Maybe that's what the cynics have in mind. * * * RIVER OF IDEAS. Each month the Small Business Administration prints a fat pamphlet loaded with brief abstracts describing recently patented gadgets, gizmos and whatnots that are looking for a manufacturer. For instance, August's booklet contains such ideas as: • A remote control device for starting a car and turning on its heater from inside the house. • A bath tub with a side or end door to allow a disabled person to enter and leave without effort. • A three-dimensional paper doll. • A can flattener for home or commercial use. • A glove for volley ball players. • A manually operated shoe shining machine. • An improved back plaster. Not all the listings fall under the "gadget" classification, of course. There are also such things as a design for a full-size airliner, a new type of internal combustion engine and a coke oven. A lot of the ideas will never see the light of day again, but some of them are going to make fortunes for their inventors. Some of them may even change our way of life. * * * THE COMFORTS OF HOME. Thule Air Base in Greenland is one of the most rugged tours of duty for men serving in the defense of the Western hemisphere. Most any diversion is welcome in the cold and barren land. When a group of Royal Canadian Air Force men came to Thule to conduct a two- month project on measurement of infra-red rays at high altitudes, the thing they missed most was trees. Coming from a country of huge forests, they solemnly staked out an area as the Thule National Forest and posted signs warning of the danger of unquenched campfires and carelessly tossed matches. The only trouble was, there wasn't a single tree in the whole of Thule! Eight months later, the team came back for another tour of duty. They brought with them a fir tree—together with the necessary sod—and set it up in their healquarters. Thule National Tree—uh, Forest—was in business. The antifire campaign has been tremendously successful. There hasn't been a single forest fire to date. * * • LEARNING FROM STAN. Stan Musial, no doubt, has taught many people many things. (This includes plenty of pitchers not to serve up a fat pitch to him.) Even so, there's one lesson that all of us—especially the youngsters—can learn from this sterling baseball player, retiring after 22 years of major league play. His great success was compounded on a disappointment. When he broke into baseball in 1938, he wanted to be a pitcher. After two years, he developed arm trouble and nearly quit the sport. His manager in the minors talked him into trying the outfield and his willingness to stick it out, even though he felt he'd failed, led to fame and records in the book. * * * WHO HAS CHANGE FOR A BUCK?. The plaintive wail of the person seeking change is heard across the land—and it's a vocal sign of the times. Everyone—Uncle Sam included—is running short of change. Why this should be so when coins are fit for circulation for about a quarter-century has been spelled out by Miss Eva Adams, director of the Mint, before a House committee considering a bill which would authorize more buildings and equipment for the various mints. Some of the reasons: • Our population is soaring, and there are more pockets to fill with change. • Coin-gobbling devices are growing in number and variety. As they do, demand for change in various combinations is growing. While the machines don't destroy the coins, they do hoard them in their coin boxes, sometimes for many days, and thus keep change out of circulation. • In places such as school cafeterias where there just isn't time to make change, patrons are required to bring exact change, usually in odd amounts, and that means families store more change at home. • Some eight million coin collectors put a dent in the small money supply. • Cost of many items require use of a multiple number of small coins. Which leaves the situation right where it began: "Who has change for a buck?" Randolph's Good Manners By RICHARD SPONG WASHINGTON—(Special)—With a great many well bred people, good manners come at no premium. Arrogance is more acceptable language than pleasantness. But to A. (for Asa) Philip Randolph, the man behind the Aug. 28 civil rights "march" on Washington, good manners are a categorical imperative. "Now is the time for us to learn good manners," he says, "We will need them when this is over, because we must show good manners after we have won." But for all his magisterial mien and Biblical eloquence, the 74-year-old president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters is a battler. The only Negro vice president of the AFL-CIO, he has conducted a continuing fight within that amalgam against racial discrimination in union membership and employment. Old wounds appear to have healed, but Randolph's pursuit of the racial question so vexed George Meany, president of the federation, that at the 1959 convention he snapped, "Who the hell appointed you spokesman for the whole Negro race?" Two years later, in October 1961, the AFL- CIO Executive Council censured Randolph as largely responsible for the gap existing between Negroes and the labor movement. In addition, the report of a three-man committee Stamp Bonus LOUISVILLE, Ky. (UPD—There's hidden good will in those trading stamp hills. Stamps received with purchases made by men traveling at company expense are now being accumulated by Tube Turns Division of Chemetron Corporation to be used by Childrens Hospital here to acquire toys, table lamps and other much-needed items. Employe Selection NEW YORK (UPD—Testing in the selection of employes has a place in the small business as well as in the large organization, according to a publication of the National Office Management Association. The three types of tests most useful to the small businessman generally, said the publication, are mental ability tests, clerical aptitude tests and performance tests oi shorthand and typewriting. of the council said that Randolph practiced racism in the operation of his own union. Randolph replied that he employed a white lawyer, a white accountant, and a white economist. He admitted that there were no white railroad porters, but said that the Pullman company had a policy of hiring only Negroes for those jobs. More recently he has said that there were not enough jobs for the union's present membership. RANDOLPH is director of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, to give the Aug. 28 demonstration its full title. The technique is by no means new to him. Randolph in 1941, feeling that concessions being made to Negroes in the armed services and in war jobs were inadequate, organized a predecessor March on Washington Movement. This was financed in large part by his union. The basic protest was against opposition of the Southern Railroad and others to the World War II Fair Employment Committee. This movement is credited with doing much to hasten President Roosevelt's action in establishing the FEPC. Randolph in 1946 participated in the planning of the first Freedom Rides into North and South Carolina and Tennessee. He influenced President Truman to sign the order which integrated the armed forces. CIVIL RIGHTS and full employment for the Negro have been the two great themes in the life of A. Philip Randolph. Until 1925 he was primarily a writer and editor dealing with Negro subjects. In that year he began to organize sleeping car porters, but it was not until 1937 that Randolph was able to announce the signing of a contract with the Pullman Company. Of late Randolph has insisted that civil rights and full employment cannot be separated. Alter the Negro has won his revolution for civil rights, he told a Baltimore audience on Aug. 15, Negro and white workers both will have to fight a revolution for economic rights. "It is not the purpose of this movement to take a job from the white man and give it to a Negro," he said. "We must make more jobs for everybody." So long as A. Philip Randolph is in command, both revolutions will be well mannered, however militant, j This Is a Want Ad Unlikely to Be Answered By JOHN CHAMBERLAIN THIS WEEK, at a suburban movie house, I caught up with a great picture, "Lawrence of Arabia." It cost, I am told, only a few paltry million to produce, as against the forty million eaten up by the horde of human locusts that filmed "Cleopatra," but it is far and away the most important motion picture of our times. Not only are the photography and the acting superb, but it is a tremendously significant fable for our degenerate age. Colonel Lawrence was one of the great English eccentrics, as "inner directed man" who was fascinated by the Arabs and the Arab lands. But, unlike the Arabs, who believe that everything is preordained by fate — "Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be" — Lawrence believed in the creative potentialities of the human wHl. "Nothing is written," he is portrayed as saying at a critical stage in the campaign to capture the Turkish port of Acaba from the "impossible" landward, or desert, side, "except in here." And he points significantly to his own head. Governments even in the relatively enlightened days of 50 years ago did not believe in creative endeavors by individuals; they believed hi routine. But one man with a genius for going "outside of channels" — Lawrence — energized and directed the Arabs in that imaginative move to the north that provided the flank protection which enabled General Al- lcnby, the British "regular," to take Jerusalem and move in on Damascus. The "amateur," Lawrence, was the indispensable man who set things up for the "professional" to win. WHAT IS the significance of this for our day? It is obvious that the "professionals" aren't doing anything that is worth putting in a thimble about communist Cuba, which flanks all of Latin America. The Bay of Pigs was muffed by professionals. What the anti-Castro Cubans need is nothing less than a Lawrence, a dedicated eccentric with military sense and an ability to charm money and arms out of those who have them, to give cohesion and direction to a lot of energy that is currently being wasted in internal bickering. The sixteen or eighteen factions of anti-Castro Cubans resemble nothing so much as the fiercely individualistic Arab tribes that Lawrence, by the force of a strange intelligence and charismatic presence, managed to fuse, momentarily at least, for a great and successful endeavor. A Lawrence, should he by any miracle manage to turn up at the forward headquarters of the anti- Castro Cubans in Nicaragua, would have to be fluent in Spanish. He would have to know how to deal with the Latin American sense of "Dignidad," which is so easily ruffled. He would need sources in the United States for money, which commands explosives and aviation fuel and planes. But he would not need great armies. IN PLACE of crushing force, he would need to know the same handbooks of subversion that the Castroite communist "Che" Guevara studied when the members of Fidel's small band were hiding out in the Sierra Maestra in Cuba. Cuba is an island, which means that it can be choked. It is protected by Russian planes and Russian-built "fishing" boats. These "defensive" weapons are powerful deterrents. But they need oil and gasoline to move, and the refineries and tanks that provide the oil and gas are all known and ticketed. They could be taken out in short order by an anti-Casiro air force — if the anti- Castroites had an air force, or a persuasive Colonel Lawrence to get one for them. Alas, there will be no Lawrence in this case. Where is the young man in an American university who would dedicate himself to the eccentric life of mastering Spanish on the one hand and Curzio Malaparte's "The Technique of Coup d'Etat" on the other, meanwhile learning to be a diplomat among the Cuban nation's dispossessed? Where is the young man who would steep himself in Marxism-Leninism in order to circumvent Marxism - Leninism? Where is the young man who would ponder Lenin's "What is to be Done," and then proceed to "do it" in Cuba and Latin America, but against Lenin's idea of the future, not for it? And where is the young man, in our conventional age, who can point significantly to his head and say, "Nothing is written — except in here"? THERE AIN'T a-goin' to be no Lawrence to save our bacon in lands to the south of us. Not unless a miracle happens either to produce him or to gird our political and military professionals to do the job without him. Too bad that Bobby Kennedy, a young man who is dedicated and "inner directed" and hard as nails, has other ambitions. He could have been a Lawrence to save America in the Cold War if he had ever entertained the idea. Copyright 1963 Other Editorial Opinion W JT guess it all started-ichen they made me treasurer of our little investment club . • Crossword Puzzzle Medley Answer to Previous Puzzle J2I ACROSS 1 "Lone Star" capital 7 Shriek 13 Lubricate 14 Citrus fruit 15 Raved 16 Drayman 17 Change 18 Swerves 19 Withdraws 23 Bulk 26 Mariner's direction 27 Biblical name 31 High in pitch (music) 32 Route (ab.) 33 Pickpocket (slang). 34 Sheltered side 35 Conger 36 Reply (ab.) 37 Wyatt • 39 Cornish town (prefix) 40 Nautical term 41 Rectifier 44 Trumpet sound 47 Nomads 51 Return 53 Voice (dial.) 54 Vindicate 55 Genus of herbs 56 Correlative of brother 57 Ensnare DOWN 1 Taj.Mahal site 2 Soviet stream 3 Dispatched 4 Potatoes (dial.) 5 French river 6 Masculine nickname 7 Society (ab.) 8 Solicit 9 Most uncommon 10 Grafted (her.) 11 Land (Latin) 12 Seas (Fr.) 20 Cylindrical 21 Segregate and detain 22 Staggered 23 Masculine 24 Athena 25 One who (suffix) 28 Land ownership 29 Row 30 Church part 38 Father, for instance 40 Take into custody 42 Combine 43 Consumed 48 Asseverate 44 d'Or, Cape 49 Mr. Lugosi Breton salt lake 50 Shred 45 Son of Jacob 52 Three times (Bib.) (comb, form) 46 Class of birds 53 Compass point AFRO-ASIAN BANDITRY. There is a stern, unmistakable lesson to be learned from the current efforts of the Afro-Asian nations to ostracize Portugal because of her supposed "colonialism." The campaign is a shameful demonstration of international banditry. It serves to emphasize that the same fate may await any other nation that incurs, for whatever reason, the wrath of the Afro-Asian bloc in the United Nations. The Africans last week succeeded in barring Portugal from a UN-sponsored conference on public education. Earlier, they barred Portugal from an international labor conference sponsored by the UN. Their avowed intention is to deny the Portuguese any voice in the councils of the world organization until she has granted full independence to Angola and Mozambique. This is nothing less than blatant intimidation, carried out in violation of the UN Charter. If permitted to go unchallenged, this kind of tyranny by a majority will soon snuff out whatever spark of sovereignty may remain to members of the Hudson River Debating Society. It seems to us that the action against Portugal would provide an opportune moment for the U.S. to file a "protest" of its own—like pulling out of the UN and letting them find a way to keep it afloat with their own dough.—Haverhill, Mass., Journal. COMMUNISM IS COMMUNISM. —Somehow the picture of Premier Khrushchev as a jolly politician doesn't set very well. We all saw him beaming at the signing of the partial nuclear test ban agreement, and to us he looked more like the cat which had just swallowed the canary. The recasting of the image of the terrible Soviet has been about completed .... It was less than six months ago that he was hurling angry charges at the United States . . . repeating that "we will bury you." How short is memory! One of the favorite arguments of the American Left is that the Soviet Union today does not really represent communism as we came to know it following the Russian revolution .... The signing of the partial nuclear test 13 15 17 23 24 25 31 34 37 144 56 Qalesburg Register-Mail NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN. Office 140 Soutn Prairie Street, Galesburg, Illinois TELJiPHUNii NUMBER Register-Mail Exchange 342-5161 Entered ".s Second Class Matter at ths Post Office at Galesburg Illinois, under ^ct of Congress oi M;.rnn 3. 1879 Dally except Sunday; Etnel Custer Schmith Publisher Charles Morrow Editor and General Manager M. H. fc.ddy Associate liditor 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. Los Angeles Philadelphia, Charlotte. MEMTER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS MEMBEH ASSOUlAl'Elj PRESS The Associated Press Is entitled exclusively to the use or republication of all the local news printed in this newspaper as well as all AP ip\v rtlspatches 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 $3.50 6 Months $ 6.00 1 Month $1.25 No niall subscriptions accepted In towns where there is established newspaper boy delivery By Carrier in retail trading zone outside City of Galesburg. 1 week 30c By mail outside retail trading zone in Illinois lowa and Missouri and by motor route in retail trading zone 1 Year $13.00 3 Month* $3.74 6 Months $ 7.00 1 Month $1.25 Iowa ban agreement is being interpreted as a Communist retreat .... But Stalin did the same thing .... They have taken a dozen steps forward and a small one back. Premier Khrushchev follows the same strategy. The test ban treaty may be only a small step back in a longer plan.—San Diego Union. REMOTE CONTROL. Not long ago the extreme example of mechanization was the use of a steamroller to crack a nut. One measure of progress since those days is that students in Manchester can now use an electronic remote control unit, a monitoring circuit, a coaxial cable, and an automatic page turner (supplied by the University of Virginia) to read a book. An electronic link between two libraries of the Manchester College of Science and Technology has given stu- (Continued on page 13) REMINISCING Of Bygone Times FIFTY YEARS AGO Sunday, Aug. 24, 1913 Vasa Lodge No. 17, Independent Order of Svithiod held a picnic at Lincoln Park. The Moose concert band furnished the music for the event. Avon's seventh annual Chautauqua was concluded with Dr. Frederick A. Cook giving the final lecture on Eskimo life. The talk was illustrated by lantern slides. By mail outside Illinois, and Missouri 1 Year $1H.00 3 Months 6 Months $ 9.50 1 Month $2.00 $9.00 Ii2 TWENTY YEARS AGO Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1943 P. L. Tracy, general superintendent of the A. Farnell Blair Construction Co., told the Kiwanis Club of the progress being made on the new government hospital in Galesburg. Loren Taylor, a graduate of Knox College in 1931, was appointed a member of the mathematics department at Western State Teachers College at Macomb. All Plan to Keep Washington March Orderly By PETER EDSON WASHINGTON (NEA) - Washington is literally holding its breath until the Aug. 28 March for Freedom and Jobs by from 100,000 to maybe 300,000 civil rights advocates is all over and done with. If it comes off as the orderly demonstration Us organizers have planned, it can be a dramatic and impressive example for the world of a peaceful peoples' protest. IT COULD BE REDUCED to a fiasco by a little thing like a late summer afternoon thunderstorm. MAILBOX Trouble Spot Editor, Register-Marl: The recent accident at East Grove and Cherry was inevitable. There is only one safe way to drive on East Grove Street from Seminary to Broad Street: Act as though every street had a stop sign. A big proportion of the drivers on North Kellogg and Cedar act as if they were on a throughway. An officer posted there could empty a book of tickets hi short order. It is only a question of time until you will have a real tragedy there. — John B. Haycock. The presence of sympathetic white marchers — perhaps a fourth of the total—is good insurance against racial disturbances. Unintentional accidents creating panic are the most serious concern. TO THE CREDIT of the march organizers, from A. Philip Randolph on down to the bus captains and parade marshals, every effort is being made to keep out Communists or other troublemakers. To the credit of Washington police under Chief Robert V. Murray and his top deputies, American Nazi party Fuehrer George L. Rockwell and his ilk will be kept under control. The original "Big Six" organizers—James Farmer, Martin Luther King, John Lewis A. Philip Randolph, Roy Wilkins and Whitney Young—have become a "Big Ten." The additional leaders are Mathew Ahmann of National Catholic Conference on Interracial Justice, Eugene Carson Blake of National Council of Churches. Joachim Prinz of American Jewish Conference and Walter Reuther of United Auto Workers. All will speak at the Lincoln Memorial in a two- io-lluce-hour program. THE ORIGINAL $75,000 budg- The Middle of the Road Is Sometimes Hard to Find "March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963" at 25 cents each is expected to raise $50,000 or more. It will cost the District of Columbia nearly $100,000 to direct traffic, police the march, provide first aid and sanitary facilities, clean up the mess after it'* over. To handle the crowd will require 2,500 local police, another 1,000 in Virginia and Maryland, 2,000 National Guardsmen, nearly 1,000 Army Military Police and 2,000 parade marshals. (Continued in another column) Jj* Present cted to cover march expenses lias proved inadequate. It has been raised to nearly $125,000 by a $17,000 contribution from labor unions and $30,000 from churches and civic organizations. But still more is being sought to pay expenses of unemployed workers who want to march. Sale of badges reading, For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being takeu.—Proverbs 3:26. * • • Beware of despairing about yourself; you are commanded to put your trust in God, not in yourself.—Saint Augustine. Now Yon Know Buddhism, with about 153.310,000 adherents, is the filth largest religion in the world, according to the World Almanac.

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