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32 Golesbura,Register-Moil, GqlesburayllL Wed., Aug. 28, 1963 Writer Peers Back on Days When World Was Completely Different By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP)-Let's lake & look back along the way. When the world is too much with us, the best escape is to recall a time when things were different. Your memory is still hitting on all eight cylinders if you can remember when— Movie actresses were expected to have class and stature—like Clara Kimball Young. Shirley Temple's dimples had been seen by more people than the Grand Canyon. People said Enrico Caruso had a voice so powerful that when he sang in a small room it would break the windows. It was part of the act in a Chinese restaurant for the waiters to pretend they couldn't understand English well. That kind of lent the place a shuddery sense of mystery. The only people who ate pizza pies were those just over from the old country. Rin-Tin-Tin earned more take- home pay than Lassie. The greatest test of a middle- aged man's athletic ability was having to climb into the upper berth of a Pullman car. You could always achieve a sound social position in the com* munity by playing a good game of checkers. No husband had to bother about CARROLL'S OPEN EVERY NIGHT for SCHOOL SUPPLIES keeping his wife's cigarettes lit —as good women didn't smoke in public. No woman needed more than $5 to go to the grocery store, because who could carry home that much worth of groceries? The common man was in favor of high income taxes because he felt only the rich would ever have to pay them. Only cowboys wore high heels. The poeple in comic strips were Center Prairie Vacationers Return From Trip West CENTER PRAIRIE — Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Craig, Mrs. Nellie Cain and Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Anderson have returned home from a vacation trip to Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota and Minnesota. Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Mustain of Galesburg and Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Mustain and son Douglas called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mustain and at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Mustain recently. Center Prairie church service Sunday are at 8:45 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., pastor Phillip Snider announced. Sally and Linda Carlson spent a few days with, their cousin, Edith Cole in Galesburg. Herbert Cole spent a few days at the home of his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Claridon Carlson. Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Craig, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Craig and family, Mrs. Jennie Wartensford, Mr. and Mrs. Upton Craig, Mr. and Mrs. William Bice and son, and Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Gibson and family were among those attending the Craig and Webster reunion at Windmont Park in Kewanee Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Carlson spent last weekend at the Dells in Wisconsin. Mr. and Mrs. Don Vurkusi and Duane were recent visitors at the home of Mrs. Mary Harpman. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Huber, Clarence and Laverne Stevenson were recent callers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Boostrom in Galva. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Phelps and Jerry of Mineral and Mrs. Mary Harpman and Linda spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Kent Harpman. Altona Church WomenPlan For Project always slipping on banana peels, or being hit by flying bricks —but they never seemed to have any emotional problems. It cost less to spend a full year in college than it now takes to send a small, squirmy child to camp for a month in the summer. Many high school seniors could write in Latin an essay contain* ing fewer misspelled words than one written in English by a modern student today. If a girl had a tan you knew she was from the country. City girls prided themselves on their milk-white complexions. People in most small towns never locked the front door unless they were going on a long trip. You could impress the average gathering by whipping out a snapshot of yourself taken on top of Pike's Peak. That let them know you were someone who'd really been around. You didn't have to land on the moon to become a hero. All you had to do was stop a runaway horse single-handed. Experts Fail To Agree on US Financing By SAM DAWSON NEW YORK (AP)-A problem that even the experts differ in evaluating let alone solving—the deficit in the U.S. balance of payments—has been dominating much of the financial and con* gressional news in recent days. And it's no wonder if many ordinary citizens are stumped. But to varying degrees the balance of payments between this country and the rest of the world is influencing: —The cost of borrowing at the bank and the interest charges on the federal debt (paid in the long run by the citizen taxpayer); —The amount of U.S. economic and military aid Congress will vote for other nations; —The protection of the gold reserves that guarantee the good name of the dollar in world monetary capitals; —The U.S. tariffs that some American industries say should be raised and those of other nations that the U.S. government is protesting because they keep American products out. In all of these three are other factors—economic stresses, sectional goals or problems, domestic politics or international conflicts. But the stubborn balance of payments deficit plays a role in each. The nation's balance of pay* merits is roughly like your monthly bank statement. For you it's how your deposits stack up against the checks you write. For your government it's how the receipt of dollars from abroad for American exports, return on investments, repayment of loans, and so on stack up against the dollars that go abroad for import", foreign aid, military establishments, investments in plants or securities, travel. Since 1958 each year has seen more dollars going out the country than came back. The deficit was a little lower last year, if still above $2 billion, but has spurted again this year. To combat this buildup in surplus dollars abroad that could be turned in for U.S. gold if foreigners get worried about the future worth of Yankee dollars, the U.S. government through its various agencies has: —Raised the interest on short- term loans. This tends to keep investment funds at home but also raises the carrying charge on the growing federal debt as well as tending to make business borrowing more expensive—and con ceivably could spill over into long- term borrowings such as mortgages and school bond issues. —Tried to increase the existing surplus of U.S. exports over imports. This flared into the chicken war when the European common market boosted the levy on American frozen fowl — and, on the other side of the coin, led the steel industry to protest that low American tariffs let foreign steel flood local markets while old-time American steel export markets have been lost. —Asked a tax on the purchase by Americans of foreign securities from foreigners. This is bitterly opposed by many financial interests in hearings before congress. And the fact that foreign aid usually approximates or exceeds the U.S. deficit in the balance of payments has been a strong stalk' ing point for its opponents. Foreign aid is tied closely to U.S. international and defense policies. But it probably would win few popularity contests with taxpayers. So the balance of pay* ments deficit gives Congress a good excuse for cutting it. All of these maneuvers in recent days may have given little assurance that the basic problem of the deficit is being solved. But the dollar's short-fall in international transactions has a part just now in the goings-on in Washington and Wall Street, and perhaps even at your local bank — and could play a still larger role in months to come. READ THE WANT ADSt PROBLEMS OF A PERSONAL NATURE? WRITE TO GALESBURO'S OWN 99 Penny for Your Thoughts appear every Tuesday * Friday WHAT? ;SS :iilfej!'';«>i=\:i !#"-*»». •,vv: 1 sifPlBnf' VESPA SCOOTERS $9 Down $6 Per Week 230 MILES PER TANK WHERE? OUTBOARD SERVICE Cedar and Main Phone 343-3810 ALTONA — At the August meeting of the Presbyterian Women's Association, Mrs. Ralph Abernathy, devotional leader, surveyed some of the work sketched in the mission Book of Prayer for the month of August. The worship service included the area /of the Ozarks following which letters from the president of the College of the Ozarks were distributed. During the business meeting the discussion concerned some of the advantages of a circle plan for association meetings. The September meeting will be devoted to an all-day sewing for completing some articles to be sold at the bazaar Sept. 27. A potluck luncheon will be served at noon. Hostesses for the social hour were Mrs. Pearl Collinson, chairman; Mrs. Arol Burns, Mrs. Ross Johnson, Mrs. Lloyd Love, Mrs. William Murdock and Mrs. Fred Schott. New Windsor Party Held For Vacationer NEW WINDSOR - A potluck supper was held Sunday honoring Mrs. Bertha Johnson of Alberta, Canada, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Willems. Mrs. Johnson is Mrs. Willem's aunt. Other relatives who attended were Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Reschke and family, Mr. and Mrs. William Reschke and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lavine and family, Mrs. Robert Oldfield and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Oldfield, of Geneseo. NIGHT SCHOOL BROWN'S BUSINESS COLLEGE BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 18, One Night Per Week 18 Week Terms 1963 We are planning our night school to meet the needs and desires of the people of Galesburg and surrounding area. In order to do so, we must know what course subjects are of interest and value to you. Please clip out the attached form, complete it and return it to us. If there are subjects other than those listed in which you are interested, please specify. • CUP OUT- Name Address Phone. 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