Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on September 11, 1963 · Page 26
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 26

Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, September 11, 1963
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$6 ,. < Regfster-Mgif, Golesburg, Wed, Sept. 11, 1963 Ceylon Loses U. S. Aid But Not Spirit COLOMBO, Ceylon (AP) - In Ceylon'^ story of oil, politics and diplomacy it is difficult to distinguish ideology from incompetence, stubbornness from hastiness, A key point may be a statement attributed to an official in Washington: "Ceylon is a cheap place to stand on a principle." The principle is that of not giv- 1 ing aid to countries that seize! American property without compensation. The United States halted aid to Ceylon last February. The situation before and since leaves those closest to the scene with varying evaluations. Marxists here depict it a clash of old-fashioned oil company imperialism with nationalism. Some others suspect poor government tactics on all sides. The oil companies involved arc Burmah-Shell, based in Britain, and Esso and Caltex, based in the United States. For decades, they provided the needs of this tropical island off the southern tip of India. The Soviet Union started undercutting the companies' prices for oil from Middle Eastern fields. In 1961 Ceylon's Commerce Minister T. B. Uangaratna established a government company, Ceylon Petroleum Corp. (CPC), to import cheaper Russian oil products. To put CPC into business the Ceylonese government seized 178 service stations, 88 kerosene outlets and other facilities from the three companies. Washington and London objected on behalf of the companies. Ceylon responded they would get fair compensation and would be allowed to continue to operate on the "basis of fair competition." CPC quickly took about half the retail business. About this time an American- owned utility company was nationalized in Brazil. Sen. Bourke Hickenlooper, an Iowa Republican, wrote into the American aid bill a prohibition against helping countries that failed to provide adequate and speedy compensation for nationalized property. The U.S. ambassador, Miss Frances Willis, warned Ceylon's prime minister, Mrs. Sirirna Ban- daranaike, of this But little happened until the deadline on American aid drew near in February. At stake were $1.3 million in grants and $3 million in loans, big Fruit Helps Cookies Retain Moistness This recipe makes loads of cookies to keep youngsters happy. Egg Salad Sandwiches Miniature Tomatoes and Cucumber Strips Fresh Peaches Good Oatmeal Cookie* Beverage Good Oatmeal Cookies 2 cups sifted flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon Vt teaspoon baking soda 1 cup shortening 1 cup firmly-packed brown sugar 2 eggs Vi cup drained crushed pineapple 1 cup finely chopped dates 1 cup finely chopped nutmeats 2 cups quick - cooking rolled oats Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and baking eoda. Beat together shortening, brown sugar and eggs until blended; add sifted dry ingredients and beat until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop by tablespoons onto greased cooky sheets. Bake in moderate (350 degrees) oven 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from cooky sheets immediately; cool on wire rack. Makes 5 dozen cookies. amounts in an underdeveloped country of 10.6 million persons. The halt of aid brought a strong 7 'eaction. Miss Willis was burned in effigy. The Communists and two other Marxist parties got together for the first time in decades. The Uangaratna forces then began to devise ways to restrict private oil company operations further in the name of saving scarce foreign exchange. They asked the companies for oil tank facilities because the Soviet Union wanted to send larger shipments. The companies refused. The government played its final ace. Last month it passed a law giving CPC the exclusive right of retell petroleum sales in Ceylon. Naval bunkering and aviation fuel are left to the private companies until the government decides to take them over also by a simple order, The British government, which owns part of Burmah-Shell, seems less noticeably disturbed than the United States. British investments in Ceylon's tea and rubber total more than a half billion dollars. Tea is the backbone of Ceylon's economy. Baseball hall of famer Bob Feller pitched 12 one-hit games for the Cleveland Indians, a .najor league record. Fellowship Of Seaton Picks Officers SEATON - The Junior High Fellowship of the Seaton Presbyterian Church met Sept. 4 and the following officers were elected: Kim Kingry, president; David Swenson, vice president; Phil Blyth, secretary; Steve Sims, treasurer, and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Shike and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Melton, counselors. Seaton Briefs Mrs. Charles Gordon was taken to the Mercer County Hospital in Aledo Saturday by ambulance. Mr. and Mrs. George Johnson of Burlington called on Seaton friends Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Van Fleet of Alexis, accompanied by the latter's mother, Mrs. Frank Otto, went to Iowa City Sunday and visited Mr. Otto at the Veterans Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Henry and Mrs. Hattie Carlson Sunday went to Oquawka where they were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dohl at a family dinner. Mr. and Mrs. John McLaughlin of Moline were dinner guests Saturday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Keilman. Miss Sue Douglas and Miss Linda Duncan went to Galesburg, where they started their nurses' training at the Cottage Hospital. Miss Ida Gordon has enrolled in the ICA Business School in Davenport. The New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians are the only teams to have won more than 5,00fl American League games since 1901. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! HAVE YOU TRIED Mickelberrvli FRANKS LATELY?. 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