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•Maybe We Should Trim Off *i Little-Say About Here' Lodge Enters Political Hornet Nest in Viet Na By PETEtt EDSOM WASHINGTON (NEA) - Hfe My safe prediction to make now on troubled Viet Nam is that hew United States ambassador, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., is going to find Southeast Asia politics even tougher than trying to beat the Kennedy machine in Massachusetts. While Washington has condemned Vietnamese President Ngo Dinli Dtem's latest repressive actions against the Buddhists, there is reluctance to abandon him to his many enemies. If his declaration of martial law does not prevent it, or if Diem himself is not overthrown by a coup beforehand, Viet Nam is scheduled to elect a new one-chamber national assembly on Aug. 31. If held, it will be a peculiar electibn. Inhere are 350 candidates for 123 seats. Eighty per cent of the candidates are said to be "inde- *ents." Up to now, a big ma­ jority of the assembly has supported Diem and the National Revolutionary Movement he heads. THE BUDDHISTS have no political party of their own and no candidates. But they have advocated boycotting the election, to show nonsupport of the tkem government. The communists, as the National Liberation Frorit. tried this tactic in 1961 but failed. Diem was overwhelmingly elected for a second five-year term as president, although wheA the French picked him to head a provisional government in 1954, they said he Would not last six months. Washington thought so, too. But he is now entering the 10th year in officer And the American positron is that there is no better man irt sight for the job. Whether Diem can complete his term fending in 1966 is question­ able, however. For a coup is feared from any one or a combination of the many elements opposing his regime. For one, Diem's principal adviser, his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu, heads a Revolutionary Workers Party and there are reports of a power grab on his part It is Nhu's beauteous wife Mme. Nhu who is the principal mouthpiece and cause of embarrassment. There are also socialist, democratic socialist and other splinter parties of opposition. THE MOST active opponent, of course, is the communist Viet Cong, recruited and supplied by North Viet Nam, fighting guerrilla warfare in scattered pockets all over the country. They tried to organize a revolt in 1959 but failed. They are still trying, first to neutralize the country,' then to drive out what they call the 'United States-Diem regime." Reunification with North Viet Nam under Ho Chi-minh is the ultimate aim. President Diem's non-communist opponents are put in numerous groups. Many of them are headed by former ministers of government whom Diem has fired as incompetents. In a second category are leaders of militant sects that controlled private armies. When they lost their local power under Diem's nationalization program they fled the country. Some went to Cambodia, some to Paris,. From these points they propagandize against Diem and for their return. There are some military leaders in exile — backers of Co). Thi, who led his 500 paratroopers in a 1960 attack on the presidential palace. They were forced to flee by the loyalty of the regular army. The military is stUl rated b American advisers as a go army, with increasing succes over the last six months in fign't ing the Viet Cong and defendin the. strategic villages where three fourths of the people live. DiEM'S tittEAfEST troubl comes from the Buddhists. Las May the government made th mistake of banning all flags ei cept the national emblem, as par of & Unification program. In a protest demonstration, eight Buddhists were killed . by security forces. Buddhist protests have grown since and Mme. Nhu's comments made a bad situation worse. What the Buddhists want, in summary, is equal status with the Catholics. Diem has proposed new laws that would grant such rights. They will be taken up by the new National Assembly when it convenes Sept. 17. If he can stick it out till then, he has a chance. Record Shows 'Student' Group Largely Phony EDITORIAL Com me nt and Review Who Owns Them? Leaders of nations antagonistic toward the United States know what they're doing when they shut off their people from the news of our doings. It's not propaganda so much as the daily items in bur press which might make their citizens wonder if their leaders are telling them the whole truth. Take the reports of stockholders meeting's, which make up a good bit, of the business news grist. Our antagonists heap scorn on Wall Street and the "capitalist masters" who own the great companies in the United States. Just who does own these companies? Well, the steel industry has just reported that it had 1,230,765 stockholders in 1962. Even more revealing is the steady trend to wider stock ownership. Just after the war, in 1946, there were 559,783 holders of steel stocks. In 1950, this number had increased to 633,216. In the 12 years following the number of shareholders just about doubled. It wouldn't be difficult for those behind the curtains to perceive that the people own these "capitalist" companies. This is something for the people behind the curtains to ponder. Summer's Best Story In a time when significant stories jostle each other for space on the wires and in the papers, we have Great Britain to thank for the reading treat of the summer. It involves no politics, no event of awesome international import. It is just a story of good, old-fashioned skull-duggery, spiced with drama, plenty of suspense, a mysterious blonde and the heartwarming assurance that Scotland Yard is still operating in the best tradition of the who­ dunit school. This 'summer of 1963 would have been a much iess exciting season without the columns of reading provided by The Great Train Robbery—or perhaps The Greatest Train Robbery. Watch for more exciting chapters in this saga in the days to come. The boys have a long way to go before the wrap-up story is written. Hurrah for a change in news pace! Fair and Costlier Probably you think weather forecasting and research is the business of the Weather Bureau, as we did until the other day. Then a congressional news note informed us otherwise. • Actually, Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Science Foundation, Bureau of Health, Education and Welfare, Atomic Energy Commission, Federal Aviation Agency, Bureau of Standards, Agriculture De­ partment and Interior Department and others are all engaged in research on the weather, and quite a few of them in weather forecasting. The accuracy of the forecasts resulting you may judge from your own experience. The cost of all the service with overlaps and duplications is about a quarter of a billion dollars a year. That much silver would line a lot of clouds. Fleet Off Our Coasts Those famous Russian fishing boats, which are usually in the news in sinister connection with charges of spying along our coasts and tracking missile shots, actually do fish. In fact, Ihey have been fishing too well. New England fishermen blame the Russians for an eight-million-pound drop in the catch. The catch for July is reported to be the light­ est in the history for the Boston fisheries. Evidence indicates that the Russians are using illegal nets with close mesh that sweep up small fish which should not be taken. The fish do not have a chance to grow to maturity and reproduce. Better the Russians should stick to missile monitoring. Extra! Railroad Makes Money on Passengers ARCADE, N. Y. (UPD-Two "old ladies" who habitually smoke in public, will be huffing and puffing through western New York again this year. The venerable dowagers are a pair of steam locomotives rescued from the scrap pile and restored to operate on the 15-miie Arcade & Attica Railroad. Built more than 40 years ago and still going strong, the two coal burners have been earning their keep hauling old-time coaches filled with railroad fans, picture-taking tourists and school children. The weekend excursions, which began last year have proved amazingly popular— and they have probably made the Arcade & Attica the only railroad in the nation without enough rolling stock to handle passenger loads. The trips leave the line's depot on Main Street here and meander up an unienced grass-covered right-of-way through rolling bills to the hamlet of Curriers. With unsched­ uled stops for photography, or on some occasions to shoo cattle from the tracks, the leisurely 14-mile round-trip takes slightly over 90 minutes. A & A President Richard Cartwright has estimated that 75,000 passengers Will make the trip this year. LITTER COSTS NEW YORK (UPD—It costs the people of the United States more than 500 million each year just to clean up after litterbugs, according to a report by Keep America Beautiful Inc. (KAB J. And this direct drain on the taxpayer is only part of the toll, says the KAB, pointing out that litter also is a threat to health, a devaluer of property, and a spoiler of the nation's scenic glories. A national conference on litter prevention will be held June 23-25 in Washington, D.C. under the auspices of KAB, a non-profit coordinating organization that works with more than 7,000 communities throughout the nation, and eight state organizations. By FULTON LEWIS JR. WASHINGTON—The 16th annual convention of the United States National Student Association (NSA) is now under way in Bloomington, ind., and all indications are that the current gathering will be an unsavory repeat performance of past meetings. The organization has obtained the reputation of being a mouthpiece for left-wing student politicians, and has been denounced and repudiated by moderate and conservative student elements since its formation in 1947. NSA leaders assert that their organization represents the thinking o£ ''more than 1,000,000 American students," and in years past the group's resolutions have begun: "We, the students of the United States .. . . " THIS, CLAIM is interesting, particularly in • light of the record. Of the nearly 2,200 colleges and universities in the nation, only 360 are affiliated with NSA. Of these, only 180 or so even bother to send delegates to the national conventions; and 95 per cent of these delegates acquire their status through appointment, not student elections. Even the student delegates have had little to say about NSA's pronouncements. For ex­ ample, last year the organization released 83 policy statements on cbntrbversial issues ranging from nuclear testing to civil rights. Only 28 of these were adopted in the convention. The majority of the resolutions (55) were passed by the 31-member national executive committee, some with as few as 10 affirmative student votes. POSITIONS taken by the NSA in the past have followed the leftist line with precision. The group has called for abolition of the House Committee on Uh- Americah Activities 'and for repeal of the Internal Security Act of 1950. The 1961 convention condoned the Japanese student demonstrations against Eisenhower's visit as a recognition "of the right of students to non-violently protest actions which they consider unjust or undemocratic." The same convention condemned the United States for assisting Cuban refugees in attempting to oust Castro. On the question of Nationalist China (Formosa), the NSA has censured "the Nationalist government of Taiwan for its suppression of academic freedom and human rights." NSA's only concern about Red China is "the absence of formative contact between the United States THE DOCTOR SAYS Under-Eye Discoloration- No Serious Medical Problem By WAYNE G. BRANDSTADT, M.D. Newspaper Enterprise Assn. By W. G. BRANDSTADT, M.D. Newspaper Enterprise Assn. Q—What causes dark discoloration under the eyes? What can be done for this? A—If other members of your family have the same condition it may be a hereditary tendency to have very thin skin in that region. This would allow the dark, venous blood to show through. Late hours with not enough sleep is another cause. The condition is often more noticeable to the girl who inspects herself too closely than it is to friends. In any case it is not serious, but, if it bothers you a great deal, you Quotes From Today's News (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.) By United Press International SHEPPTON, Pa. — Henry Throne being hauled 309 feet out of a mine shaft in which he had been trapped two weeks: "What a ride this is; I feel like a banana." WASHINGTON—A. Philip Randolph, Negro labor leader and "elder statesman" of the civil rights march on Washington: "No force under the sun can block or stem this civil rights revolution now under way." SHEPPTON', Pa. — II. Beecher Charmybury, state secretary of mines, praising workers who rescued two miners from a shaft 300 feet underground: "The drillers put the drill down like they were dropping it on a basket of eggs." WASHINGTON — Vietnamese Minister Counselor Nguyen Duy Lion, who resigned his post in protest of attacks on Buddhist pagodas: "It is turning people away from the government and the principal task of fighting the Communist Viet Cong." can use cosmetics to hide it. Q—I am a housewife. What side effects am I likely to get from nandrolone phenpropionate (Dur- abolin)? My doctor says it is a male hormone and that it will improve my appetite and help me to gain weight. A—The usual side effects from male hormone are less severe with this drug than with some of the other male hormone preparations. It may, however, cause acne, hoarseness, increase of facial hair and some menstrual irregularity. These side effects are usualiy easily controlled by decreasing the dose. Q—I am over 50 and am troubled with itching ears and eyelids. What causes this and can it be helped? A— The causes of itching are legion but, when it chiefly involves the cars and eyelids, a common cause is seborrheic dermatitis, a disease that is associated with excessive dandruff and that is vastly improved by controlling the dandruff. This and allergy are the two commonest causes of the kind of itching you have. Q—I have excessive sweating of the hands. Is there anything I can use to stop this? A— Sweating of the palms is almost always due to instability of the nervous mechanism that controls the caliber of the blood vessels in the skin. This mechanism makes them dilate in a warm environment to permit increased sweating and contract when the environment is cold. The antiperspirant preparations used in the armpits are of no value for sweating of the hands. Coffee increases nervous tension and should, therefore, be avoided. Propantheline bromide taken by mouth has been used with success by some persons with this condition. Consult your doctor for the amount and frequency of the dose required. Please send your questions and comments to Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D., in care of this paper. While Dr. Brandstadt cannot answer individual letters, he will answer letters of general interest in future columns. t National Student Association and the All-China Student Federation." This year, as in years past, representatives of every left- wing groUp in the country have established a lobbying headquarters at the NSA convention, attempting to influence student legislation. Some of these groups are the Students for a Democratic Society, the Young People's Socialist League, the Trot- skyitfe Young Socialist Alliance, and the Communist Party. Both Marvin Markmah, executive vice president of Advance (the New York City Communist youth groUp), and Mortimer Daniel Rubin, National Youth Director of the Communist Party, USA, have been observed at the current convention in Bloomington. AT A RECENT press conference in Washington, NSA President W. Dennis Shaul explained his concept of the student political spectrum. A Washington Post reporter quotes Shaul as saying: "We always thought we could work with both the national Young Republicans and Young Democrats. But now it's impossible to work with the Young Republicans because they are outside the political consensus of students." This.frame admission may have serious legal repercussions since NSA has obtained a tax-exempt status as a non-partisan educational organization. Its constitution states: "Nobody acting on behalf of NSA shall participate in partisan political activities." Dennis Shaul, himself, serves on the national board of the left-wing The Almanac By United Press International Today is Tuesday, Aug. 27, the 239th day of 1963 with 126 to follow. The moon is at first quarter. The morning star is Jupiter. The evening stars are Mars and Saturn. Chinese philosopher Confucius was born on this date in 550 ,C. On this day in history: In 1660, the published books of John Milton were burned in London. ' A thought for the day: Dwight Eisenhower said, "A soldier's pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner's chains." REMINISCING Of Bygone Times FIFTY YEARS AGO Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1913 Announcement was made that Miss Doris M. Butt of Knoxville, daughter of Mayor Harley Butt, was to leave for Tucumcari, N. M., where she was to teach piano in the schools. C. R. Coffeen of Peoria, one of the officials of the Peoria, Canton & Galesburg Railway Co., was in Galesburg to discuss with officials here the proposed route of an interurban line. TWENTY YEARS AGO Friday, Aug. 27, 1943 The presence of mind of one of the firemen of the Galva Fire Department prevented serious damage to an automobile. An alarm was turned in when smoke was seen coming from the car. Howard Hathaway, fireman, took a bottle of soda pop, shook it, and turned the fizz water on the back of the panel board, extinguishing the blaze. Teaching vacancies existed in five rural schools, but J. R. Peck, county superintendent, said they would probably be filled before the school term begins. Americans for Democratic Action (ADA). Attempts to "reform" NSA have gone in vain for many years, and recently the trend has been toward abolition of the organization. Since 1961, 33 major colleges and universities have voted to withdraw while an additional 14 have rejected at­ tempts to affiliate. The atmosphere in Bloomington for this year's convention is far from cordial, since the meeting is being held on the campus of 'Indiana University, which just recently joined the growing list of schools to withdraw from the National Student Association. Copyright 1963 (Jalesburg lfegfster-Mail Office 140 South Prairie Street, Galesburg, Illinois TELEPHONE NUMBER Register-Mali Exchange 342-6181 Entered "s Second Class Matter at ths Po«t Office at Galesburg Illinois, under \ut of Congress of Mnrrh 3. 1879. Daily except Sunday. Ethel Custer Schmith Publisher Charles Morrow — Editor and Genera) Manager M. H. Eddy:_„ .Associate Editdr And Director of Public Relations H. H. Clay Managing Editor National Advertising ftepresentative: Ward-Griffith Company Incorporated... .New York, Chicago,. Detroit. Boston. Atlanta, San BTan- cisco. Los Angeles. Philadelphia, Charlotte. 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Iowa and Missouri 1 ¥ear . $18.00 3 Months $5.00 6 Months $ 9.50 1 Month $2.00 "Why can't YOU get yonfself libeled by Crossword Puzzzle Toddlers' Tale ^Answer to Previous punle ACROSS 1 Toddler's food catcher 4 Toddler's bed 8 Toddler's dog name 12 Mindanao Indonesian 13 Residence 14 Toddler's mother 15 Legal point 16 Unemotional 18 Meaner 20 Wideawake 21 Charged atom 22 Wicked 24 Lengthy 26 Roman road 27 Scottish sailyard • 30 Standards of perfection 32 Loiterers 34 Lodging places for motorists 35 Dins 36 Bitter vetch 37 Birds 39 Clamping device 40 Prayer ending 41 Middling (comb, form) 42 Ostiolq 45 Turned inside out 49 Residence and grounds 51 Masculine appellation 52 Solar disk 53 Genus of auks 54 Prick off 55 Repair 56 Employs 67 Aeriform f uej DOWN IFajm structure , 2 Willow genua 3 Toddler's;, wicker baskets 4 Series of links 5 Lariat 6 Turkish hostelry 7 Wager 8 Odor 9 Despise 10 Prince 11 Treaty 17 Coiffure 19 Garments . 23 Blood vessels 24 Citrus fruit 25 Aroma 26 Outlet 27 Repelling 28 Greek god of war 29 Essential being 42 Humbug 8 1 Andean beasts 43 Carry (colL) 33 Glandular organ 38 Genuflects 40 Rectify 41 Na tires of Media 44 Portent 46 Valley (poet) 47 Assam, silkworm 48 Dibbles 50 Greek letter 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 27 5" 29 30 |32" 34 35 36 38 •139' r 42 4*3 44 •45" 47 W 49 51 52 53 54 55 56 57

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