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4 (ktesburo Register«Ma ij, Gotesburg, 111, Thiirs. , Sept 5,.... 1963 Purely Theoretical? EDITORIAL Co mil ent and Review It's Worth A Try No one now expects that the U.S. Senate will give anything but overwhelming approval to the partial nuclear test ban treaty with the Soviet Union. In the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's nearly unanimous endorsement of the treaty, there is a clear assessment that whatever risk is involved is one this nation can take without grave danger to its freedom and gecurity. It is a judgment which says in effect that If we are not willing to take some risk in order to test Russia's purposes at this stage, we are saying that negotiation is now and perhaps forever a futile device of diplomacy in the cold war. Obviously we are not prepared to take so adamant and seemingly final a stance. Soviet motives, in the nature of tilings, can seldom if ever be entirely clear to us. But we are not now measuring motive. We do not have to know all that goes on between the Kremlin and Red China in order to take this test ban chance. We will be watching Soviet action. There Is a strong conviction that if Russia breaks the treaty we will speedily know it and be able to act on our own to prevent Moscow from gaining a critical nuclear military advantage. It is we who have the great advantage today, and we do not propose to yield it. We will have our guard up, prepared to test in the atmosphere again should the Russians resume. And beyond doubt, we shall be constantly alert to assure that our massive stockpile of nuclear weapons—called by President Kennedy sufficient to kill 300 million people in one hour—remains an effective shield for us and the free world. ' This means, of course, keeping the weapons in usable condition—and deliverable over targets. Military men disagree on ways of assuring this effectiveness. But there would seem to be ample support for the idea that it can be done, notwithstanding the test ban treaty. Not all our military and nuclear specialists like the treaty. But the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is a sober and responsible body. It listened to the doubts and reservations and yet decided to approve the document. At worst, the committee might in time be proved wrong. At best, this group, the full Senate and all associated with the treaty must recognize that it is not a guarantee of peace, but only a small beginning step down that road. Up to now there has been almost no traffic on that road. We are simply making ready to try it. We may have to turn back. But, with the stakes so high, the try is one our sanest Senate leaders think we ought to make. Comeback for Carmine? The mantle of the reformer fits Carmine G. De Sapio, who for 12 years was the most powerful Democrat in New York State as leader of Tammany Hall, rather loosely, but it is not a new one. It was as a reformer, as an insurgent against the regulars, that he ran successfully for Democratic district leader in 1943. Six years later he was elected Democratic leader of New York County. Tammany Hall is controlled by the County Democratic Committee. As the Wigwam chieftain, De Sapio was the Democratic kingmaker. Under De Sapio, Tammany grew more respectable and regained much of its dissipated power. De Sapio's man, Robert F. Wagner Jr., was elected mayor in 1953, the only true Tammany warrior to hold that post since bumbling John P. O'Brien won in 1932. Then in 1954, De Sapio swung his weight behind W. Averell Harriman, as opposed to Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr., for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination and in turn the governorship. He was Harriman's Secretary of State,' the first time a Tammany man had been so honored. Harriman 's respectable bid {or the Democratic nomination for President in 1956 was tightly organized and directed by Pe Sapio. This was not an unmitigated asset, gputhern Democrats traditionally despite Tam- pany, and the sombre, sun -glassed, dapper visage of Pe Sapio on television hardly contributed to HajTtman's public image. prosperity was too much, eventually, for •Tammany under Pe Sapio 's leadership, and as if io automatic response to Lord Acton's aphorism on the corruptiveness of power, New York's Democratic organization began splitting apart, Wagner, Pe Sapio 's man even in 1937, when he was re -elected, discovered four years later tbat b* was a reformer. He re­ nounced De Sapio and all his ways. Shunning the other "bosses," he turned straight into the arms of the Democratic reform splinter led by Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt and a former governor and senator, Herbert H. Lehman. The reformers made their revolt stick. Bob Wagner was again re-elected, and De Sapio, the mighty chieftain, couldn't even carry his own district. By the rules of the game, no longer a district leader, he had to step down as Tammany Sachem. He remains a Democratic National Committeeman—until 1964—but the aloofness of the Kennedy administration to De Sapio robs that post of power. Now De Sapio is making, in the Democratic primary today, a fight to regain leadership of the First, Assembly District South, which encompasses most of Greenwich Village. He charges that a raft of outsiders are helping Edward L. Koch, his "reform" opponent, and that the reform movement has brought "demoralization and disintegration" to the party. De Sapio says he is interested only in the district leadership. But obviously this is the first and necessary step toward a Tammany comeback. The race has been quiet and lightly reported, but this is the sort of campaign "The Bishop"—as De Sapio is called for his soft-spoken, almost ecclesiastical manners- welcomes, and he has been shaking hands assiduously. Democratic leadership in New York is split between the old "regulars" and the "reformers" of 1961. A political comeback of the new "reformer"—De Sapio—actually would strengthen Tammany and the old regulars. GOP Eyes Chance of Mississippi Governor Win By FULTON LEWIS JR. WASHINGTON - Their fingers crossed, Mississippi Republicans believe they have a fighting chance to elect their first governor since Reconstruction. He is Rubel Phillips, an articulate young lawyer who hopes to capitalize on Democratic squabbling to wm the big prize this November. On paper, GOP chances look almost minimal. Republicans have but one member of the State Legislature. Not even Dwight Eisenhower could capture the Magnolia State in his Presidential campaigns,. FIGURES from the Democratic primary run-off of a week ago, however, give Phillips cheer. In that race, voters chose Lt. Gov. Paul Johnson over former Gov. J. P. Coleman as their gubernatorial nominee. Biggest reason for Coleman's defeat: He supported John Ken*- nedy in 1960. Republicans feel it will be impossible for Johnson, a member of Kennedy's party, to attack Phillips on the Kennedy issue. Phillips is a Goldwater Republican. His advisers are confident the Arizona Senator will enter the state to aid the GOP ticket, which will include candidates for local school boards as well as the governorship and for county commissions as well as the post of lieutenant governor. Phillips can be expected to make overtures for support to Coleman and Charles Sullivan, the latter a sometime Democrat and staunch conservative who ran a sti'ong third against Johnson and Coleman in the first Democratic primary. Sullivan supported Coleman in the run-off, and the odds are good that he will throw hfs considerable weight behind Phillips. Coleman (who received 193,000 run-off votes) is another matter. A lifelong Democrat, he has yet to publicly back any Republican. While he may not support Phillips, one thing is certain: Coleman will do precious little to aid Johnson. ANOTHER Democrat who may be reluctant to support Johnson is Sen. John Stennis, nationally- prominent chairman of the Senate Preparedness Subcommittee. It is no secret that Johnson hopes to unseat Stennis, an old factional foe, in the Democratic Senatorial primary next year. Johnson's probable candidate: lame-duck Gov. Ross Barnctt. I. Lee Potter, director of the National GOP's Operation Dixie, expects Phillips to run an unusually strong race. He said: "Our candidate Is young. He is attractive and he is well-spoken. What 's more, he Is a died -in- the-wool conservative. "Republicans never enter campaigns in the South as favorites. Few gave John Tower a Chinaman's chance to win election to the U. S. Senate from Texas. He did. "In the past year we have won significant victories across the South, in Georgia, in North Carolina, in Texas, in Alabama. With Phillips as our candidate in Mississippi, we have an excellent chance to spring the biggest upset of them all." • • • OKLAHOMA REPUBLICANS are talking up Bud Wflkinson, one of the nation's best football coaches, as their Senatorial candidate next year. Wilkinson has led the University of Oklahoma's team to a sparkling record. He serves now as director of the President's Youth Fitness program. Wilkinson, tall and handsome, has never run for office. Closa friends describe him as a Goldwater Republican. Oklahoma voters last year elected a Republican, Harry Bell* mon, as their governor. Senatorial candidates have in the past made strong races. The Democratic incumbent who must run next fall is former Gov. J. Howard Edmondson, who appointed himself to the. seat held by the late Sen. Bob Kerr. Edmondson is certain to face primary opposition. The GOP hopes to put up a united front in its campaign. Copyright 1963 Fitness Cel. Keeps Trim Pushing Out Books By PETER EDSON WASHINGTON (NEA) - The President's Council on Physical Fitness has issued another one of its pamphlets intended to make you healthy. Its title: "Adult Physical Fitness—A Program for Men and Women." Government Printing Office has published 250,000 copies of this 64-page pocket booklet — which shouldn't go very far among 180 million people. But you can get your copy if you hurry by sending 35 cents to Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D.C., Zip Code 20402. NO AUTHOR'S NAME appears on this latest government guide to your life, but this is the program that Coach C. B. "Bud" Wilkinson of Oklahoma has been working on for a couple of years as Consultant to the President on Physical Fitness. The only name that appears in the pamphlet is President Kennedy's. In an introductory message he says: "Ours is not a regimented society where men are forced to live their lives in the interest of the state. . . . But if we are to retain freedom, we must be willing to work for those physical qualities upon which the courage THE MAILBOX Approve $ Day Editor, Register-Mail: To the Merchant Customers of yours, in Galesburg—I want to compliment them on their recent Dollar Day. We had three families who were there, two from south of Elmwood, farmers, and one from Knoxville. They reported real bargains of quality, and will be there again at another one. That is the sort of business that is good for all concerned.— George S. Thompson, RR 2, Elmwood. pending at this time, the Humane Society of the United States endorses the' Randall Bill (H. R. 4856) as the strongest and most humane. We urge all humanitarians to write to their Senators in Washington asking them to support this bill.—Galesburg Humane Society; Edna Kimpton, corresponding secretary. Aid for Animals Editor, Register-Mail: The Galesburg Humane Society is grateful for the article by Cleveland Amory, "Science Is Cruel to Animals," which appeal's in the July 27-Aug. 3 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. Mr. Amory has given to the public in a short outspoken article the truth which humanitarians have been trying to expose. Although there are six bills Per capita use of paper and paperboard in the United States in 1926 rose to 457 pounds, highest in the world. Gems of Thought EXCELLENCE There is no excellence without labor; and the time to work, is NOW. —Mary Baker Eddy One that desires to excel should endeavor it in those things that are in themselves most excellent. —Epictetus Different men excel in different ways. —Pindar Those who attain to any excellence commonly spend life in some one single pursuit, for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms. —Samuel Johnson People forget how fast you did a job — but they remember how well you did it. —Howard W. Newton Next to excellence is the appreciation of it. —Thackeray The Almanac By United Press International Today is Thursday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 1963 with 117 to follow. The moon is approaching its last quarter. The morning star is Jupiter. The evening stars are Mars, Saturn and Jupiter. Those born today are under the sign of Virgo. On this day io history: In 1670, William Penn was arrested in London for holding a Quaker meeting. In 1774, the First Continental Congress assembled in secret at Philadelphia. In 1882, 10.000 workmen took part in the first Labor Day parade at New York City. Restrict Parking? Editor, Register-Mail: Our aldermen in the vicinity of Monmouth Boulevard and South Academy Street made a suggestion which has been given before, that of having no parking on one side of West South from the subway to Academy. This would be used on Monmouth Boulevard near Academy, also where big trucks make a turn onto the boulevard and off, also into one of the oil stations. Cars- parked on the street .don't help the situation. Cars also parked on the street hinder the street sweeper from doing a thorough job. Since there is a shortage of adult helpers for traffic on this street, and not enough police, people driving on this street and other busy streets should be extra careful since the school term has started.—Mildred Fulton. Now Yon Know By United Press International Total expenses of the 7,028 hospitals registered by the American Hospital Association rose to a record amount of $10,129,216,000 last year, 7.3 per cent above the 1961 total, according to the association. end intelligence and skill of man so largely depend. ... I urge each of you to follow these recommendations. . . . The government cannot compel you to act, but freedom demands it." In other words, this is something you can and should do for your country—get healthy. HALF OF the booklet is for women, half for men, with five levels of exercise for each. It is lavishly illustrated with photos, instead of the usual diagrams and sketches. The models are Gail Tirana of Washington, in leotards and sweater, and Marine Lance Cpl. Robert E. Henderson, in tights and sweat shirt, going through all the contortions. Both appear as though they must have been disgustingly healthy even before they began to exercise. Henderson poses for one un- captioned photo showing him fully dressed, looking at television. This doesn't look like exercise, but it probably shows the correct posture for sitting straight in a chair while watching television. This is the kind of exercise people won't do. He isn't eating, either. Miss Tirana, fully dressed, poses for another uncaptioned photo showing her in front of a mirror, doctoring her eyebrows with a lot of beauty preparations. This is also the kind of exer- The official seal of the United States took six years to design: the first of three seal-designing committees was appointed the same day the Declaration of In : dependence was signed, but the seal design was not accepted until June 20, 1782. In 1789, an act of Congress made the secretary of state custodian of the seal. Crossword Puzzzle On the Silver Screen Answer to Preview Puzxf* ACROSS 1 Movie.-. 8Mr. Ameche 10 Was borne 11 Fencing weapon 12 Belgian stream 19 "It Happened Night" 21 Ben ringer 15 Chrabmg palm 23 Predestine 16 Sender's target 24 Required 17 Chemical suitut 25 Alms box 18 Female deer 26 Spool of fum 20 Poetic 27 Royal girdle contraction (Hawaii) 21 New Jersey city 29 Masculine 9s n—."*- appellation performer, Jose—— 7 Actress, Hepburn 13 Small space 14 Condescends 25 Ornate cupboard 28 Measures of paper B2 Domain. B3 Satan 14 Musical instrument S5 Idolize 86 Succulent plants 87 Adriatic gulf 39 Recoil 41 Sash 44 Mr. Cameron 45 Gold (Sp.) 48 Mexican shawl 61 Click-beetle 64 Italian condiment 65 Perverted one i>6 Looked fixedly 67 Dissertations < DOWN 1 Gambling game i 2 Ages b Plexus 4 Decay 6 High note in Guido's scale 6 Transmit 7 Property itea) fi Snoshoneaa Indian 38 Rawest 40 Foodstuff 41 Hops' kilns 42 Cudgel 43 Feminine-so Boy's nickname appellation 31 Dirk 45 Auditory 37 Also 46 Pause 47 Worthless table bits 49 River m Switzerland 60 Priority (prefix) 52 Gibbon 63Baranof mountain T Z 3 4 5 6 r r b 15" a nr 13" 14 15 16 17 I • r 19 20 21 25 1 26 27 2ft 3" w it 32 34 36 •® w ¥ 42 43 44 45 46 48 49 50 51 52 53 64 55 56 57 s cise that too many gals can overdo. But the text explains that you need have no fear of becoming unattractively muscled if you take real exercise. There are some other unorthodox generalizations which- may surprise you. A heart specialist is quoted as saying, "The best insurance against coronary disease is exercise—lots of it." You have 600 muscles. You may have been able to count every one when tired. But the booklet states chronic tiredness comes from not taking enough exercise. Regular exercise, it says, Can slow down the physical deterioration that accompanies aging. By delaying the aging process, proper exercise prolongs your life. EVEN HARVARD IS dragged into the act as authority for the statement that "one-half hour of exercise daily can keep off or take off as much as 26 pounds a year." In addition to the illustrated push-ups and stretches and bends and tortures you inflict on yourself in your own home, the book says you can exercise while at work: * Don't ride elevators — bound up stairs two at a time. * Suck in your abdomen, hold taut a few seconds. * Instead of coffee breaks, take exercises. * If you lack privacy for this, do "isometrics." * Isometrics, it says, is pulling or pushing against an immoveable object, such as a wall, using various muscles to perform a series of brief exercises, several times a day. Gosh! FINDING THE WAY Scent of Freedom By RALPH W. LOEW, D.D. Newspaper Enterprise Assn. NILA MAGADOFF, wife of the radio commentator and herself a native of Russia, tells of having gotten the smell of freedom in her nostrils. After a brief visit in Russia, one knows what she means. Once freedom is smelled, there can be no contentment with the ersatz freedom discussed behind the Iron Curtain. This must be the tragedy besetting those who keep faith in such countries as Estonia and Latvia. These Baltic nations had been free. For 33 years they had smelled the heady fragrance of self - determination. Then came the Russian army, the daily propaganda and the death of the old way of life. THIS WAS written from a world convention in Helsinki, Finland, where delegates gathered from 30 nations. From some countries, such as East Zone Germany, there are few delegates permitted. Denied visas to travel, their names are read here, but they cannot be present. And they have had the smell of freedom in their nostrils. In Finland there is a kind of dangerous peace. Prosperity is all around and this people smells freedom. They know that they are on the doorstep of great political powers and they remember the agonies of yesterday. THESE WERE the people who fled across the frozen Karelian Peninsula as the Russian army advanced. They had decided on a "scorched earth" policy and the flames from their burning homes lighted those angry skies. Yet they took old keepsake Russian Bibles, tore pages from them and scattered them along the way in the hope that some Russian soldier might read as he ran, reading this Word for the first time. One has to have the smell of freedom and the faith to continue to believe, despite the difficult days. In America there can be days of drab routine, when the meaning of the job is absent and it seems too troublesome to continue. IT IS at such times, just when we are about to be enslaved by a habit or some despairing attitude, that we must remember that we have smelled victory. Once that smell is in our nostrils we can't be satisfied sniffing the paper-flower promises of some false gospel. REMINISCING Of Bygone Times FIFTY YEARS AGO Friday, Sept. 5, IMS Headed by Mrs. George A. Lawrence, state regent, the Galesburg delegates of the Daughters of the American Revolution arrived in Starved Rock to attend a convention. Miss Josephine Mizer of Chicago was named the new teacher of voice at Knox College. TWENTY YEARS AGO Sunday, Sept. 5, 1943 James Cagney was starring in the motion picture, "Something to Sing About," at the Colonial Theater. Mrs. E. C. Stewart landed four bass while fishing at one of the local lakes. They totaled U pounds. (jalesburg Ifcgfsfer-Mail Office 140 Soutb Prairie Street, Galesburg, lUinois ' TELEPHONE NUMBER Register-Mail Exchange 342-MCI Entered ns Second Class Matter at the Pott Of lice at Galesburg. Illinois, under Kct of Congress ox hl»rch 3. 1879. Daily except Sunday. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By Carrier In qty of Galesburg 35c a week. Ethel Custer Schmith- Publisher Charles Morrow Editor and General Manager JUL B. Eddy ____As»ocjate Editor And Director of Public Relations H. H. 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