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Tuesday, September 10, 1963
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Golesbur ister Go fesburcj, III. Tuesdo r Ilie Middleman Bigwigs Tour to Fall Harvest-of Voters By PETER EDSON WASHINGTON (NEA) - Tills is going to be a piece about fall tourism and the beauties of nature to autumn. President Kennedy is going to travel through Pennsylvania and' nine western states Sept. 25-29. Gov. Nelson Rockefeller of New York is visiting five stales in early September prior to a swing through Europe Sept. 24-30, Mrs. Rockefeller II is going with him. Sen.. Barry Goldwater so f a r has accepted invitations to deliver lectures in 10 states — and there h. may be more later. ANY EVIL THOUGHTS that there are political implications to all this should be promptly scrubbed from the mind. Because these three tourists say they are nonpolitical tours. The remote fact that there is a presidential elec­ tion in 1964 is said to be purely coincidental. September and October are simply the perfect months for vacationing. Flying weather is perfect most days, before the fogs of November and the snows of December set in. And there's a nip in the air that makes every patriotic public official want to get out and inspect the crops after the fall harvest. That's all there is to it, gentle readers. WHY, PRESIDENT KENNEDY himself says he is just going out to check up on conservation and reclamation and the recreational facilities behind power dams and government-made lakes. The White House announcement said the President would inspect national parks, seashores, wilderness areas. So you can see this is just a nature lover's holiday. Anything to get out of Washington for a breath of fnesh air. Anyone who thinks that what the President would really like to conserve and reclaim are six western states he lost in 1960— North Dakota with four electoral votes, Montana four, Wyoming three, Utah four, Oregoh six and California 22 is a meany. GOLDWATER ISN'T EVEN a presidential candidate yet, according to him. The Draft Goldwater headquarters in Washington says it is doing nothing to promote his tour or get out the crowds. They still aren't speaking to each other. Nature lover Goldwater is just going to inspect the grass roots. Two of his appearances will be before Republican women—who are great gardeners—in Chicago Sept. 11 and San Diego Oct. 3. Four of his appearances will be just to help the Republicans raise funds in Pennsylvania — Gov, Wil­ liam W. Scranton, a potential rl* val, invited him *• Oklahoma, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Goldwater will visit JFK's home town of Boston Oct. 16 to show how much he loves him. In New York, Goldwater will be fall guy Sept. 17 at a Buffalo Circus Saints and Sinners affair, which is just for fun. In New York City he will attend a Financial World dinner Oct. 31, which is strictly business. And he wouldn't think of trying to take delegates away from Gov. Rockefeller. Or would he? GOLDWATER AND ROCKEFELLER will both speak at the Western Republican Rally in Eugene, Ore., Oct. 12. They will speak at different times in different halls so nobody will get the cfass idea of comparing the two men or their views. GOP presidential nominee possibility and neither Rockefeller not Goldwater want to undercut Ore* gon's own favorite son. Or would they? Rockefeller's real interest ii said to be the Republican governors' conference in Denver Sept. 14. His other dates (besides Oregon, 111, Sept. 7), are Huntington, W. Va., Sept. 21, and Roanoke, Va., the next day. Of course, there might be some real political significance to Rockefeller's European trip. Vice President Lyndon Johnson is in Europe now, preparing the ground for his possible randidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1968. Rocky can't afford to let Lyndort get ahead of him there, as the two might be rival candidates five years from now. But as for 1964 — perish the Also, Gov. Mark Hatfield is a naughty thought. lumnist Muses on School Opening Day EDITORIAL Comment and Review Pay Up, Jobs Down? Name the unskilled, the young people and meet the new higher costs. If you were an the racial minorities and you have pinpointed employer, how would you do it? the groups in which unemployment is highest. Would you now look around for machines Quietly, a new barrier has slipped into place that will perform unskilled tasks cheaper to prevent many of them from getting jobs, than men? Four dollars a week will pay the You have to look closely to recognize it as interest on $4,000 worth of machinery, even if By JOHN CHAMBERLAIN JOHNNY, AGED 5!4 years, was off to his first day of school this morning, and, since has parents had to present themselves bearing birth and medical certificates and other bureaucratic impedimenta that were unknown in the time of the little red schoolhouse, my job of writing a column was inevitably postponed a bit. The business of shepherding Johnny into an airy, modern kindergarten room, complete with live turtles, puzzles, dart boards, doll houses and unobtrusive stimuli to learning numbers, colors, the days of the month, the alphabet, and even simple syllables and words, was so reassuring that it drove a number of column ideas out of my head. Surely, I said to myself, the fact that the modern kindergarten offers a lot more than just playing in a sandbox is worth some columnistic celebration on its own. A good educational beginning, however, does not necessarily guarantee a good follow-through as the school years go by. Thinking of the intense damage done to education during the past 30 years by pedagogical experiments that have resulted in the vast proliferation of a new industry, that of teaching remedial reading, I wish I could know what Johnny will be getting as newer teaching wrinkles continue to succeed the old. THE WHOLE THEORY of education is, at the moment, in a state of flux. Some of the newer experiments, as I learned from an experience doing school surveys for the Wall Street Journal, are mighty promising, but they have by no means achieved wide acceptance. The so-called "look- say" or "whole word recognition" method of teaching the art of reading, which has produced a generation of faulty spellers and jaggedly unrhythmic writers (you've got to know how a sen- the more benighted school systems. The whole phonetic basis of language is still ignored by teachers who refuse to believe that boys and girls have ears as well as eyes. v Then there are the textbooks that are favored in most schools. They are issued by reputable publishers, but their inanity and puerility are almost beyond belief. They tell about the adventures of Dcik and Jane, or Tom and Sue, or Jerry and Joan, in zoo and supermarket, with nary a hero or a patriot or a giant or an interesting troll or pigmy in sight. (Whatever, indeed, became of Little Red Riding Hood or Jack at the top of his beanstalk?) Dick and Jane are bores, bores, bores — and it is my private opinion that much of the school drop-out problem can be traced back to the psychic damage done by their appearance in the sort of school reader that is approved and Jane into permanent retirement is that the big textbook publishing houses have a great commercial investment in them. Dick and Jane, besides being bores, are "vested interests." And it takes a revolution, sometimes, to blast a vested interest out of the way. ONE OF the reasons Dick and Jane are such bores is that their vocabularies are so barren; the official word for it is "controlled." They are limited to learning three or four hundred new words a year. But the bigger reason for their boring quality is that they aren't permitted to inject considerations of love of country; or liberty, or courage, or ethical behavior, into their spoken words. They are moral neuters. Confronted, like the little Dutch boy, with a leaky hole in the dike, they would say, "Oh, Oh, look, look at the water. The water is pretty." Learning tence sounds before you can con- by most school superintendents. by doing indeed! The whole coun- struct a good one), hangs on in The trouble with sending Dick try would drown before Dick and Jane manifested an iota of common sense. IT IS too late, of course, to return to the old McGuffey readers, which printed exciting and ethically or patriotically meaningful bits from such well-known writers for intelligent children as Shakespeare, Charles Lamb, Abraham Lincoln, and William Makepeace Thackeray. But there are good modern readers being published, such as the series now being put out by the Open Court Publishing Company of LaSalle, 111., under the editorial supervision of Dr. Arthur S. Trace Jr., an educator who has dared to attack the big textbook interests. Dr. Trace has had the temerity to mix poems by Vachel Lindsay, Christina Rosetti, Robert Louis Stevenson and Gelett Burgess ("The Purple Cow") with Mother Goose and Aesop in a first grade reader. * As Dick and Jane would not be permitted to say if confronted with Dr. Trace's first grade reader, "Oh, look, look, a real book." such, but barrier it is, unmistakably. The next paychecks of 2.6 million workers will show an increase of $4 on a 40-hour week orders and off men? it is used only one shift. Would you raise prices, thus losing some Pending Bill Means Big Bite in Public Purse as the $1.25' an hour minimum wage provision If you were a retailer, would you switch takes effect automatically, as provided in a to self-service to save manpower? law passed many months ago by Congress. Many employers may be expected to take By FULTON LEWIS JR. WASHINGTON - Hubert Horatio Humphrey, a graduate pharmacist turned Minnesota Senator, The $50 a week that will now be paid hardlv these steps * Man y of them wiU find wa y s t0 is P ushin g hard {or legislation that represents affluence, and one must sympa"- kee P thcir present employes when they thize with anyone who must try to live on it change over. But they will not be in the mar- The cost is small in an economy that spends ket ^ r nevv ones more than $570 billion a year — a mere $365 The minimum wage is always "inade- million, according to Commerce Department <l uate *" rt was when Jt stood at 25 cents > and estimates. But this $365 million is not spread over all pdce increaseg gobble up the g ains . the economy. Studies have shown that the would enable the corner druggist to make a pretty penny — all at the expense of John Q. Public. Humphrey is by no means the only Congressman working for passage of legislation that bears the fancy title, Quality Stabilization Act. Republicans and Democrats alike are behind this bill One of the demands of 'the March on ^at could cost each consumer it is now, at five times as much. Other wages tend to rise with the minimums, and resulting more than $250 a year in increased prices for brand name products. UNDER TERMS of this legislation, manufacturers could set prices for merchandise sold at the retail level. According to Hum* phrey and other backers, this will protect the small druggist or retailer from the "unfair competition" of large discount stores. The legislation would mean per cent for his goods if the bill is passed. One of the country's leading authorities on "Quality Stabilization" is Washington University's Professor Joseph Klamon, who has also taught at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Tech, Yale, and the Harvard Business School. r Dr. Klamon estimates that passage of a Quality Stabilization Act consumers something else. According to Jus- biUion a y€ar< It ^ in effect a ers to automobiles, the prices paid by John Q. Public may be set — if this legislation passes. AN EDITORIAL in the New York Herald Tribune recently put the question this way: "Every voter who has heard his Congressman praise the virtues of free competition ought to ask him two questions in the next week. One is whether he is going to vote for HR 3669, which is a devious scheme to legalize retail price fixing although the sponsors are trying to camouflage this fact by calling it a quality stabilization bill. It's the same old fair trade fraud with a fresh mask on it. "If the Congressman says he will vote for this sneaky anti- consumer legislation, he should be asked a pointed second question: "Why?" Copyright 1963 tice Department experts, the consumer will pay an additional 20 low-wage businesses are the low-profit busi- Washington was a $2 minimum wage, and nesses, or even the no-profit businesses whose other pressures wjll be felt to boost the mini . THE DOCTOR SAYS: continuance was iffy even as tilings were. mum wagG| ag always has happened in lhe & . r ^Ji*'™ Ct U Particularly hard-hit will be the cotton mills, past Nothjng would so b]ight the job prQS- SKlll ^OllilltlOll StllBDO which are under heavy pressure from foreign pects of those who can earfl Qnly the mini- B y W.G. BRANDSTADT, M.D. competitors favored by our own government through export subsidy of raw cotton. rn to Cure mum. After all, if a legal minimum wage would The employer must write his paychecks make people prosperous, every nation on against money that comes into the till. The earth could vote one of, say $5 an hour, and part of American business that will be affect- there wouldn't be a poor nation on earth. ed by this new raise now must find ways to Or, why not $10? Peking Overtures? The 119th meeting in a curious series of ing rift with Moscow, but there is no reason Sino-American diplomatic exchanges is sched- to believe he is prepared to come lie with uled for Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Warsaw. The "imperialists." periodic sessions bring together the U. S. Am- Any random thoughts of a Sino-America bassador to Poland, John Moors Cabot, and detente were further dispelled by Mao's re- his Chinese counterpart, Wang Ping-nan, for cent diatribe against Amer a discussion of "matters at issue" between cies. Amer still are rotting in the two powers. In the absence of normal Chinese jails, and Red China's leaders refuse diplomatic begun in to renounce the use of force to take back For- 1955 provide the only direct channel of communication Red China. mosa. The differences between the United States and communist China seem to be unmanageable and the best that can be hoped Last month's meeting, the first since the from the Warsaw talks for the time being is breakdown of the Chinese-Soviet ideological that the y wil1 &™ both sides a chance to blow created that off steam. The been unwarranted. The ambassadors met for three hours and 35 minutes, more than a hour longer than usual, and some correspondents of American newspapers thought that more than routine topics had been discussed, ambassadors are bound by a pact of silence, so the reporters were on their own. The New York Times reported that the time devoted to the conversation "heightened speculation in Warsaw that the Chinese might be exploring the possibility of easing tensions between Peking and Washington/* America's China lobby can breathe easy. Sources now suggest that the parties simply hadn't sat down together for four months and had more than the usual number of recrimina* Uons to exchange. Red China's nastiest charge against Soviet Premier Khrushchev is that he insists on coexisting with the West; Mao Tse- tung may need a counter-move to his widen- Saving PAULAS (UPD—Great American Reserve Insurance Co. is issuing life insurance policies to oon -smokers in Kansas at cheaper rate thin those offered the general public. The fteti has approved the new policy* Officials Take Cheating Test NEW DELHI, India (UPD— A simple "corruption detector" test, without benefit of wires, graphs or other mechanical gimmicks, has been invented by Punjab's Chief Minister Pratap Singh Kairon, according to the Hindustan Times. The newspaper said Kairon recently called a conference of 35 government officials and told them they were suspected of cheating on the job, "Despite coaxing and assurances of 'no reprisals', none admitted that his past was shady," the newspaper reported. Unconvinced, the Chief Minister gave each a blank piece of paper and asked him to retire to a corner of the room and answer the query; "Have you been corrupt in your official conduct hi the past?" without signing his name on the paper. Ten of the 35 admitted being dishonest, the newspaper said. The chief minister was reported to have destroyed the papers and administered an oath of honesty to all the officials. All calories count, no matter from what food or other nutrient they are derived. Newspaper Enterprise 'Assn. Q—How Jong would I be justified in using an ointment in the treatment of psoriasis? I have used a recommended skin cream for two months and have noticed no improvement. A— Your experience is not unusual. Although a great number of creams have been used to treat this disease, the response to them is uncertain at best. The fact that there are nearly 50 different creams for psoriasis in the market is proof that none of them are sure cures. If you don't notice any improvement after using an ointment for three or four weeks, you had better let your doctor prescribe another preparation. Q— My doctor has me taking Librium and Elavil. What are they for? Can they do me any harm? A— Your doctor is giving you these drugs for nervous tension. Chlordiazepoxide (Librium) in the dose usually given should not cause any side effects, but it should not be discontinued suddenly. When you no longer need this drug, you should gradually reduce the number of pills taken daily, You should have your ocular tension checked twice a year while you are taking amitripty- line (Elavil), because in persons with a tendency to develop glaucoma it will aggravate this serious condition. You should also report any marked diminution in the quantity of your urine to your doctor. In most persons, however, the small doses needed to control nervous tension are harmless, Q—My doctor says I have proc­ titis. What causes it and how can it be cured? Will it eventually become malignant? A— Proctitis is a rectal infla- mation. If your proctitis is acute, it may be part of an ulcerative colitis, but in this case your doctor would have said so. It sometimes does become malignant. Other causes of proctitis are chronic mucous colitis, frequent use of laxatives, and any other cause of chronic diarrhea. With these conditions, there is little need for you to worry about cancer. When your doc-' tor has determined the cause, he will prescribe appropriate treatment, but a cure is not always easy to achieve. Q—Is it safe to take Hydrodiuril tablet continually to keep my weight down? Are there bad effects? A— The drug you are taking (hydrochlorothiazide) belongs to the group popularly called "water pills." They allow water to be eliminated from the tissues in persons who have waterlogging due to liver disease or chronic incapacity of the heart. If your doctor is giving it to you to help your retail sales tax of 20 per cent on brand name goods. CHANCES for passage of the bill are considered excellent as lobbyists representing more than three score influential trade associations have been buttonholing legislators for months. This arm- twisting meant approval of the bill by a 32-1 margin in the House Foreign and Interstate Commerce Committee. Only Michigan's John Dingell, a Democrat, voted no. Dingell is one of the few members of Congress to actively oppose federally-approved price fixing. Most members are reluctant to buck the powerful interests who are, for obvious reasons, backing the legislation. California's Tom Kuchel, Republican Senate Whip, is working for passage. So is Rep. Hale Boggs, Democratic Whip in the lower House. Indiana's Ray Madden, a member of the powerful House Rules Committee, is a key supporter of Quality Stabilization. (Jalesburg Register-Mail Office 140 Soutft Prairie Street, Galeaburg, Illinois TELEPHONE NUMBER Register-Mail Exchange 342-fi 161 Entered ns Second Class Matter at the Poet Office at Galesburg. Illinois, under Act of Congress of Mnrrh 3. 1870. Daily except Sunday^ Ethel Custer. Schmith Publisher Charles Morrow Editor and General Manager Bft. H. Eddy Associate Editor And Director of Public Relations K. H. gay Managing Editor National Advertising Representstive: Ward-Griffith Company Incorporated, New Vork, Chicago, Detroit, Boston. Atlanta, San Francisco. Los Angeles. Philadelphia, Charlotte. MEMTER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS MEMBER The Associated Press to entitled exclusively to the use or republication of all the local news printed in this newipaper as well as all AP new* dispatches SUBSCRIPTION RATES By Carrier in City of Galesburg 35c a Week. . RFD ( zone: 1 Year $10.00 3 Months $3.50 6 Months $ 6.00 1 Month $1.20 No mall subscriptions accepted in towns where there is established newspaper boy delivery. ly Carrier in retail trading rone outside City of Galesburg. 1 week 30c By mail outside retail zone in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri and by motor route to retail trading zone I X , ear .u ? Months §3.7* 6 Months $ 7.00 1 Month ilJZff By mail outside Illinois. Iowa and Missouri 1 year S 18 J 6 Months S 9.2 3 Months $5.00 1 Month $2.00 * * + Crossword Puzzzle heart or your liver you can take .„ ls pfress l" g w , lthin , that com it indefinitely. Be sure to check with him from time to time to make sure you are on the proper dose and that you are not losing too much salt along with the water. When taken under strict medical supervision there are no bad effects. The drug has a very lim* ited use in reducing weight in persons who do not have heart or liver disease. Please send your questions and comments to Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt, M,D. in care of this paper. While Dr. Brandstadt can* not answer individual letters, be will answer letters of general interest in future columns. nuttee . , _ bring the bill (HR 3669) to the House floor for a vote. REPRESENTATIVES of the AFLrCIO and the American Farm Bureau have testified in opposition to the bill. So have officials of the Justice, Commerce and Agriculture Departments and the Federal Trade Commission. Many of these officials cited a government survey which showed that cities not covered by local "fair trade" or "Quality Stabiliza- Hon 11 ordinances offer consumers a saving of 27 per cent In their purchases. From television sets to aspirin, from prescription medicines to chewing gum, from air conditio*' REMINISCING of Bygone Times FIFTY YEARS Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1913 Members of the Knox County Board of Supervisors discussed the possibility of replacing brick sidewalks around the courthouse with cement ones. R. P. Robertson, who claimed to be the champion tomato grower of Galesburg, brought to the Galesburg Evening Mail office a tomato which weighed nearly two pounds. TWENTY YEARS AGO Friday, Sept. 10, 1943 A. R. Kemp, Knox County farm adviser, attended a meeting of Farm Bureau leaders in Springfield at the Elks Club. ACROSS 1 Joan of 4 Mr, Bunyan 8 Arnax 12 Extinct bird 13 Sea eagle 14 Miss O'Brien 15 Kind of fly 16 Horizontal roof timber M ShakesnearasB character 20 Prices 21 First (Bib,) 22 Tidy 94 Greater quantity 86 German tttto 27 Sash 50 Display 92 Hemotely ancestral 04 Meatless 05 Placid 36 Mineral rock 97 Poker stako #9 Angers 40 Ivan or Petar *1 Permit 42 Rose • 45 Workshop 49 Negligence 61 River• (Sp.) §2 Pheasant brood 63 Tumult 64 Bitter vetcfe «5 Drinks ma* fromfrojt 66 Deeds 67 Frances in 6 Neglected 7 Extremity 8 Station 9 Love god 10 Sedimentary material 11 Chemical suffixes 17 Card game 19 Occurrence 23 Expunge 24 Song (comb, form) 25 Above 26 Dye 27 Exhausted 28 Flexible shoot 29 Frosts 91 Stops Answer to Previous Puztfo nrar^gci BSJ aairinaa H- ^^^^^^^^^ ^H- • 83 Satellite of Uranus S8 Dire 40 Wearies 41 Latvia natives 42 Miss Freeman 43 Keenly eager 44 Advise (diaU 46 Idea (ret) 47 Ireland 48 Abie's Irish girl 50 Masculine appellati "Inflation" was the subject of discussion at the Exchange Club luncheon held at the Galesburg Club. 1 Large pulpf 2 Plant part VIII 4MissMesta 6Se*4 oovetinc 4

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