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4 Galesburo Register-Moil, Golesburg, III, Saturday, Sept. 1 .4, 1963 Another Housing Problem Amity on the Eastern Front Prompts Analysis STARTING an American Tass? The newspaper industry is protesting against the federal government's going into the wire news service business in competition with privately- owned news agencies. The complaint is aimed at the U.S. Agriculture Department which on Aug. 1 started selling its market news service over a nationwide leased-wire teletype network to commercial subscribers including newspapers and radio-television stations. Although this government move has been made in defiance of widespread American opinion that the federal government's proper role is withdrawal from the areas in which it now competes with private business, instead of increasing such competition, there's more— Now under date of Aug. 28, the Federal Register has a memorandum from President Kennedy to the heads of executive departments and agencies, directing them to cooperate and assist in establishing a unified governmental communications system to be called the "National Communications System" (NCS). The memorandum states that the new system shall be established and developed "by linking together, improving and extending, on an evolutionary basis, the communications facilities and components of the various federal agencies." Could anything make plainer to editors, publishers, radio and television operators, the design of the New Frontier hierarchy to nudge the nation into complete socialism? The concept of a news controlling system similar to Red Russia's "Tass" is also the concept of a dynasty taking determined steps to perpetuate itself in office. * * » PUBLIC INDIFFERENCE is what allows such trends to crystallize. For government to usurp the prerogative of free business is against the rank-and-file public's interests. This is obvious to anyone who examines the situation, yet the establishment of a competitive communications system arouses no public protest. Why? Well, it may be that Pierre S. du Pont has hit the nail on the head. American business has helped create a way of We not even kings and emperors enjoyed a century ago, but has failed to gain ' the positive support of its beneficiaries, du Pont said in a speech at New Haven this week. He argued that managers of business and industry have been failing to keep a sound industrial climate because they have been failing to make the average American realize that he has both a tremendous stake in and a responsibility for maintaining such a climate. * * * DESCRIBING the living conditions now prevalent in America as "what ought to be the most salable product on earth," du Pont said that "yet all available evidence is that the •great bulk of those advantaged by it do not appreciate it, do not know or care whether it is in any danger, and do not'consider, if it is, that they have any responsibility to do anything about it." He pointed out that the effort to provide Information on which Americans can make intelligent judgments on political-economic questions must go on, but suggested that the Way jn which business and industry have been trying to do this job needs to be changed from ''mass communication techniques" which he held have failed to alert the public sufficient- It ought to be important to everyone who has a brain cell working, to keep his federal government off the easy road of nationalizing eve*ything ( ^can capture, and this would include the National Communications System which threatens to become a New Frontier competitor and overlord for the privately- owned news systems which at present are the free-enterprise servants of Mr. and Mrs. Average American. * * * GOVERNMENT SPENDING, and everyone's individual tax bill, are tied closely to this same subject. Congressman Bob McLoskey said in reporting on his recess visits around the 19th district this week that the people told him they were anxious for a reduction in the rate of increase of government spending. v We are sure Rep. McLoskey would agree, and the point is readily provable, that the federal government increases its spending—does not make a profit as. private business would have to do—every time it operates a business type of activity. Hence, the news control system, proposed as a communications system, will inevitably add to the taxpayers' burden. * * * COME RIGHT ON IN. In our constant endeavor to point out the changing aspects of life in America, the spotlight should now move to: Meals on the Front Stoop. For, you see, in addition to food coming to the dining room from the kitchen, it is now moving into an increasing number of homes through the front door. In Houston, Texas, for example, 150 families have five-course meals delivered at dinner time six days a week. In Miami, Fla., there are two firms which cater individual meals at the home. Each attends the needs of 2,000 families daily. It is especially popular in tins city, due to Cuban refugees who were familiar with such a service, popular back home. One-third of all U.S married women, or more than 12 million, have jobs. This new development of meals on wheels can make their lives easier. For the aged and those on special diets and invalids, it would be a boon. Even welfare people are looking into it. Under direction of the county health department, one county in Maryland is providing bring-in meals for 12 invalids. In New York a study is being made on similar service to elderly families under a grant from the U.S. Public Health Service. * * * DEW ON THE MOUNTAINS. For those who bemoan the passing of so-called rugged individualism in America and lament what they regard as sheeplike submission to daily tax shearing by local, state and federal governments, there may ,be encouraging news in the Treasury Department's report on how its war against the moonshiners went in fiscal 1963. A total of 3,092,000 gallons of illegal liquor or mash was seized between July 1, 1962, and June 30, 1963. This was a decline of almost 10 per cent from fjscal 1962, indicating there were fewer illegal operators. But 3,000,000 gallons is still a respectable figure (if you can call it that). More than 8,500 persons were arrested in the one year for federal liquor law violations, 2,400 vehicles were seized and more than 6,200 stills destroyed. Property was confiscated to the tune of $2 million-plus. Convicted violators are now serving jail sentences of three, four or five years, but there seems to be no lack of volunteers to take their places. If you want, you might look upon it as proof of man's natural-born, plain cussed resistance to taxation—or to laws. By JOHN CHAMBERLAIN HARTFORD, CONN. — The Hartford branch of the Connecticut Republicans Citizens Committee has just completed a "citizens workshop" here at the Statler- Hilton Hotel as these lines are written, and what was amazing about it was the amity and nonpartisan enthusiasm expressed on all sides. To appreciate the high good humor of the occasion, one has to know something about past discords in Connecticut Republican politics. The Connecticut Republican Citizens Committee is the child of John Lupton, a defeated Republican candidate for Congressman - at - large who is widely considered a dyed-in-the- wool Goldwater man. When Lupton started his committee, he said it was conceived as a non- personal "service" organization to carry "the Republican story" into the big Democratic city strongholds by enlisting both missionary money and doorbell-ringing manpower from outside the downtown city wards. The idea was to preach Republicanism as such, and to support wfthout bickering any and all candidates whom the party might choose to select. NOBODY in "liberal" Republican circles believed Lupton at first. Yet there, at the speaker's tabic, as ex-Congressman Walter Judd of Minnesota rose to address more than a thousand eager volunteer workers, sat all the high muck-a-mucks of Connecticut Republicanism who have opposed Lupton m the past. Presumably they would prefer any other candidate for President to Barry Goldwater. There, at the table, were John Lodge, ex-Governor of the State; John Alsop, ex-candidate for Governor; Republican State Chairman Searle Pinney; and ex-Congressman H. Seeley- Brown, who was defeated last autumn by Democrat Abe Ribicoff in a run for the U. S. Senate. None of these men is a conservative as local Republicans rate conservatism. What has produced the good humor between the factions? Does real sweetness and light prevail in Connecticut Republicanism, which can be taken as a microcosmic symbol of eastern Republicanism in general? Does the platform proximity of John Lupton, the reputed Goldwaterite, and John Alsop, a man who could love a victorious Nelson Rocke- Other Editorial Opinion MAILBOX License Increase Editor, Register-Mail: To the citizens of Galesburg— In recent weeks there have been "rumblings" about increasing the number of liquor licenses in Galesburg. As of now—September 1963 —there are 30 licenses issued. In a town of our size, these surely are enough places for people to purchase liquor. Are we as responsible Christian citizens going to sit quietly by and let the forces of evil work to make this increase possible? The young people of today are wonderful but what are w; going to do to them by such a move? Or rather, how interested are you to help them overcome the forces of evil by limiting the liquor establishments? Thousands of our tax dollars are spent annually on rehabilitation of alcoholics, if you were to look at that side of the picture. We prefer to think you are interested in keeping our young people from arriving at such a state. You can stop this by flooding your alderman with telephone calls and letters immediately, to tell him you are opposed to adding more licenses. But it must be done before the council meeting on Monday, Sept. 16. Will you do it? — Blaine Gorham, Council of Churches. Mrs. Keith Peterson, chairman, United Church Women. THEY SAVED THEMSELVES. The mere thought of being trapped in a little pocket 331 feet underground is enough to bring on the heebie jeebies. It's an adventure we wouldn't care to meet up with in a dream, much less real life. But David F e 11 i n and Henry Throne experienced such an ordeal, for fourteen days, and are now safely removed from what could have easily been their tomb. They will say they are lucky to be alive, but we will say it is more than luck; more, with all respect, than the ingenuity of the rescuers; more, even, than man's genius in building a drill that can bore an 18 - inch hole into the bowels of the earth. The two men ' are alive today because of their bravery, their strength and their faith; they saved themselves. Theirs is a sermon in perseverance the nation cannot soon forget. Good men have panicked before lesser danger. — New York Herald Tribune. TIME FOR A HALT. "Since 1946, the U. S. has given $732 million in economic aid to Indonesia. . . . And what do we have to show for this massive outpouring of funds into President Sukarno's baili- • wick? A friendly nation, definitely oriented, if not committed, to the West? It would be nice if it were so, but it isn't. . . .Our Indian aid program dwarfs by far the expenditures for Indonesia. The recent $95 million loan to India raises the total to more than $4 billion. And what thanks do we get from India? The usual kind. India's ambassador to Mexico. . . blandly discloses his government's intention to establish even closer relations with Cuba, our avowed enemy, after praising the Cuban revolution. The Indian politicos future relations between France and many of its former colonies in Africa. Abbe Fulbert Youlou, who was toppled from the joint office of President and Premier in the revolt, was a leader with a certain appealing flamboyance yet alienated in many ways from his African roots and enjoying therefore less than a broad measure of popular support. That is why he was overthrown. The charismatic leader and one- party rule—"monocracy" as it is sometimes called—are widely accepted throughout black Africa. They are unlikely to be challenged effectively unless the gap between them and local aspirations and expectations widens into an unbridgeable gulf. This is what had happened in Brazzaville. And it was for this that Abbe Youlou paid the price, not for simply being autocratic or authoritarian. At the moment, it seems outwardly that relations between the former French Congo and Paris have not been impaired. Both officials in Paris and the new men in power in Brazzaville so assert. The French troops still in Brazzaville apparently behaved with complete propriety when called out at Abbe Youlou's request to protect buildings. Yet their availability told people beyond the Congo's borders that they were still there—an offense to more independently inclined African nationalists. On the other hand, the Congo still needs and gets French economic help. Thus the recent events in Brazzaville are a reminder of the exposed position of the leaders who ushered many of the former French African territories into formal independence—and of how must laugh fit to die every time slender is the prospect of long. a juicy U. S. handout comes their way. Why shouldn't they?"— The New York Mirror. term stability for the present regimes in some of those territories. —The Christian Science Monitor. THE ABBE YOULOU STORY. The implications of the coup earlier this month in the former French Congo should not be lost in the quiet which has since fallen upon Brazzaville, the country's capital. Neither should it be assumed that the coup is unlikely to affect the Qalesburg Register -Mail Office 140 Soutfl Prairie Street Galesburg, Illinois TELEPHONE NUMBER Register-Mail Exchange 342-5181 Entered as Second Class Matter at the Post Office at Galesburg. Illinois, under \et of Congress oi M-nrrh 3. 1879 Daily except Sunday; Ethel Custer Schmlth— Publisher Charles Morrow Editor and Genera) Manager M. H. fcddy Associate Editor And Director of Public Relations H. H. Clay Managing Editor National Advertising Representative- Ward-Griffith Company Incorporated, New York, Chicago, Detroit. Boston. Atlanta, San Francisco. Los Angeles Philadelphia Charlotte. 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The evening stars are Saturn, Mars and Jupiter. On this day in history: In 1778, Benjamin Franklin was sent to France to negotiate a treaty to end the American Revolutionary War. In 1847, the U. S. Army occupied Mexico City. In 1901, President William McKinley died from wounds suffered eight days earlier at the hands of an assassin. In 1923, Louis Firpo knocked Jack Dempsey out of the ring in the first round but was defeated by the Heavyweight Champion of the World in the second round. A thought for the day — Alexandre Dumas the elder, the French author, said: "All human wisdom is summed up in two words, "wait and hope." feller, indicate that the right-left schism in the party is of little practical consequence? CURIOUSLY ENOUGH, t h e meaning of the love fest is probably to be found in Nelson Rockefeller's recent pilgrimage to Illinois, where the New York governor spoke in conservative territory where Goldwater is popular. Rocky, faced with the need to propitiate the swelling Republican animus against "me-too- ism," said nothing contentious in Illinois about the surrender of the party to "right radicalism." On the contrary, he went back to wooing the conservatives. Presumably the Republicans are catching the pitch: they scent the possibility of victory by opposing the New Frontier not under the banner of "we can do it better," but by making a real fight for the "voluntary" and the "creative" society that is the antithesis of a society directed from a central political conning tower. This does not mean the quick death of the Welfare State if the Republicans should win. But it could mean that people would be permitted a 180-degree latitude of individual choice between such things as public and private old-age insurance, public and private schools (with tax remission or tax refund vouchers permitted for private school fees), and a free choice between public and private medicine if it ever comes to a federal medical program. IN HUMAN TERMS, the presence of Lupton men and Alsop and Pinney men at the same table probably means that no one hi traditionally "liberal" Republican Connecticut, which is very much like any eastern state whef* "liberal" Republicans have usually had the nod, wants to commit himself against Goldwater as of the moment. The mandate for some sort of conservatism is rec­ ognised. A majority of Connecticut Republicans would surely go for Rockefeller if it should appear that Rocky could get the nomination. But to succeed in pulling his chestnuts out of the fire Rocky has some conservative fence-mending to do. With Rockefeller fortunes at a low ebb, and with a Goldwater breakthrough threatening to move east from the South and West, the tendency in Connecticut is to sit tight and wait. No popular alternative to Goldwater has appeared on the scene. So why be quixotic in opposing the candidacy of Goldwater — just yet? The "amity" in Connecticut and in other eastern states will probably continue until the New Hampshire primary. If Rockefeller can stage a comeback in New Hampshire, where "liberalism" must be tempered with conservatism to win, the contest for delegates would destroy the eastern Republican calm. But if New Hampshire should go for Goldwater, he can have "amity" behind him practically everywhere. Copyright 1963 !J r Present The And I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words. —Nehemiah 5:6. * * • He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him.—Plato. REMINISCING of Bygone Times TWENTY YEARS AGO , Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1943 FIFTY YEARS AGO Sunday, Sept. 14, 1913 Three large manholes on Main Street were blown high into the air by an explosion of sewer gas in the conduits of the Bell Telephone Co. Dr. Joseph Bell, Methodist superintendent, spoke at church services at First Methodist Church. An unusually large congregation was on hand for the services. •Smoke from a rubbish pile poured into the grocery store of Leslie Wood at 44 N. Seminary St., and damaged some stock. Fred MacMurray was starring in the motion picture, "Flight for Freedom," at the Orpheum Theater. Crossword Puzzzle Vegetables Answer to Previous funis EI ACROSS 5 Hard-shelled , ,. fruit 1 Green vegetable g Masculine 4 Strong appellation vegetable 7 Hops' kiln 9 Kind of beet 8 Sewing tool 12 Tear , 9 Shower 13 Hospital worker ioLove god 14 Exist 11 Low sand hill 15 Native metal 19 suffix 16 New York, for 21 Ever (contr.) instance 17 Electrified particle 18 High home 20 Thick 22 Pigpen 24 Island (Fr.) 25 Cheddar or Edam 28 Genus of marine worms 32 Conducted. 33 Land parcel 35 Indonesian of Mindanao 36 Chemical suffix 37 Sheltered side 38 Selected (ab.) 39 Bullfighter 42 Reiterate 45 Tier 46 Body of water 47 Swiss 50 Musical instruments 54 Lubricant 55 Expunge 59 High mountain 60 Fruit drink 61 More recent 62 By way of 63 Pasture 64 Drops of eye fluid 68 Auricle DOWN 1 Malaysian canoe 2 Ireland 3 Mimicker 4 Beginnings 23 Carrot color 24 Buries 25 Coagulum 26 Marsh (comb, form) 34 Violent 49 Athens whirlwind 51 Rant 40 Stray 52 Charlei Lamb 27 European river 41 Rabbit, for one 53 Mast 29 Relaxation 43 Conger 56 Scottish 30 Genus of fishermen sheepfold willows 44 Salary 57 Hawaiian 31 Seasoning for 47 Fuel milkftsh vegetables 48 Conceal 58 Weight of India 1 2 3" 4 5" 6 7 8 5- 1A ii 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 II • 21 22 > 25™ 26 27 I 29 30 31 32 • • • • !! 36 1 1 1 1 39 40 • _ 43 4b • i 1 TT 48 49 _ •1 • 61 52 53 54 56 56 67 68 53 60 61 62 63 64 66' Buying a Ticket for a 1968 'Boat 9 Trip- Rv WAfiHTMnTflM CTA1?1? „„..J~ • _ ,i . -SI By WASHINGTON STAFF Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON—Reporters who accompanied Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife Lady Bird on their latest overseas junket to Europe were charged $838 apiece. The price included round-trip transportation, hotels and meals and was a real bargain in vacations. But when one reporter said his paper ciidn't feel the trip was worth the price, he was told: "Better come along, or you might miss the boat in 1968." RICHAKD ALDRICH, New York Gov. Rockefeller 's first cousin, was considerably helped by that family tie in his successful bid for election as a New York City councilman -at -large. Recognizing the problem, Aldrich's opponent, John Lamula, flooded the voters of New York with last-minute ads and post­ cards urging them to "Be . MY Cousins" on election day. When the votes were counted, Lamula was 342 "cousins" short of victory. RESPONDING to increasing predictions that Congress will be in session until Christmas, Sen. Karl Mundt, R-S. D., just shakes his head and notes: "With all the New Frontier spending bills still pending, this could provide Santa Claus with the toughest competition he's ever had." ARIZONA'S Sen. Barry Goldwater, a leading candidate for the 1964 Republican presidential nomination runs a major Phoenix department store on the side. Democrats are now trying to make hay out of it. Bumper sticker^ seen on the streets of Phoenix read: "Back to the store in '64." WHEN PHILIP M. Kaiser, U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Senegal and Mauritania, came home to announce to his family several years ago that he had been appointed assistant secretary of labor, he admits he felt rather proud of himself. At dinner that night, Kaiser's six-year-old son announced that he was planning to be .a doctor. A few minutes later, he changed his mind and said he had decided to become a lion tamer. Then, looking at his father critically, he asked his mother, "Why is it that some men, like daddy, don't become anything?" SEN. KEN KEATING, R-N.Y., overheard a conversation between two young ladies on an elevator which he says "might very well be the final feminine word or "casual obstacles" on an Afon the matter of automation in ghanistan golf course has come this modern age." into the State Department for a "One of them said," Keating feruling on the State - U.S. Inter­ relates, "1 know that some of these machines can take the place of three men. But personally, I'd rather have the three men." SEN. GALE McGEE, D-Wyo., a former professor at the University of Wyoming, got a left- handed compliment in the following letter on his chances for reelection next fall: "I'm still convinced that you are the best history prof I've ever had and I'm looking forward to seeing you back on the faculty at Laramie after next fall." A QUERY on whether wandering camels are "natural hazards" motion Agency Recreation Association 's Tenth Annual World- Wide Golf Tournament. It gets under way in the middle of September on more than 70 courses in the United States and 50 foreign countries. The Callaway System of handicapping — subtracting a number of the golfer's worst holes, according to his score — is used. The rules committee further revises the scores by applying "extemporaneous rules of thumb" in an attempt to equalize the differ* ences in yardage, par and terrain of the various courses. Several years ago, a foursome from Kenya attached the following note to their attested score card: "We hope the fact that we had to play the front nine twice will not invalidate our scores. But a group of Mau Mau snipers, unaware of the more subtle niceties of the game, infiltrated the woods on the back nine and kept US off." '

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