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Thursday, September 19, 1963
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4 Galllburg R^j$tjgjMoJL.i5oJiSbMfft>JI.L. Thurs., Sept 19, 1963 They're Off—Again EDITORIAL ment and Review Outlook in Autos Detroit's incorrigible optimists predict their third good car year in a row for 1964, and who will come forward to dispute them? Non-believers got their comeuppance this year when auto makers andi dealers proved they could put two years of 7/million new car sales back to back. Now they are talking about a third straight 7 million year in 1964. Henry Ford II, one. of the industry's more conservative' hyperbolists, even suggests that the average new car sales, both domestic and imported, "ought to be 7 million through the rest of the '60s." Chrysler President Lynn A. Townsend goes so far as to declare ihat the 1963 "boom" year wasn't really a boom year at all—just normal. . * Townsend finds comfort in this statistical picture: In 1955, the record sales year, the U.S. population was 166 million, representing 48 million family units; in 1963 the population is 189 million in 55 million family units. About 5 million families owned two or more cars in 1955, while this year about 8 million families are in this category. In 1955 there were 52 million cars in use by 75 million licensed drivers; in 1963 there are 67 million cars on the road and 92 million licensed drivers. And 5 million or more cars will be scrapped in 1963, compared with only 3.8 million in 1955. If auto economists are not mistaken, 1964 will rank as the fourth best sales year on record. The big foreign car scare of the late 1950s appears to have passed and U.S. carmakers, who reacted to it by introducing the compact, are going back to their old ways. One wag suggests that the 1964 "compacts" will come, in three sizes: large, larger and largest. Pontiac's "Tempest," introduced in 1961 with an economical four-cylinder engine and only 189 inches long, now features an eight-cylinder engine and approaches the 285-horsepower mark. The Detroit corollary for size is horsepower, ergo, speed. Company participation in stock-car racing events was prohibited by an industry-wide ruling adopted in 1957, but the prohibition has become a sham. Automotive executives say there is no doubt that the prestige of winning auto races helps sales. Chrysler Corporation, reflecting the industry's interest in youthful speed-demons, this year is stressing the availability of the firm's new 426-cubic inch engine—"the kind that has taken drag-strips by storm from coast to coast." Drivers of these rocketing machines doubtless will need the reassurance of- seat belts, which all the major auto manufacturers are thoughtfully including as standard equipment for 1964. A Lesson in CAtizenship Outside the bounds of Alabama, the newly programmed desegregation of southern and border state schools proceeded this year almost without incident. The question is why. No one can imagine that when such changes occur they are welcomed, particularly in Deep South states like Georgia and South Carolina. Yet they are usually accepted in orderly fashion. Counsels of calm prevail. It is apparent that the millions of southerners have a deep commitment to law and order, just as do millions of Americans in other sectors. Often many may disagree with the purpose and content of particular laws. They may not like what some courts decree as they interpret either the laws or the federal and state constitutions. But they believe that the courts must be obeyed if we are to have rule by law rather than by the whims of men. It is significant that a high proportion of this year's "new desegregation" took place on a voluntary basis. That is, the school districts developed their plans without waiting to be ordered into action by a federal court. This marks recognition in many quarters that most legal remedies sought as a means Gems of Thought HUMILITY I believe the first test of a truly great man is his humility.—John Ruskin. By humility I mean not the abjectness of a base mind, but a prudent care not to overvalue ourselves.—Nathaniel Crew Self-knowledge, humility, and love are di- vfoie strength.—Mary Baker Eddy. HujroblerKtss is always grace; always dig- niiy.Wajnes Russell Lowell. Sie&se shines with a double lustre when set (SI teyi|ty.^WJlliaro Perm. $m&&¥> like darkness, reveals the heav- of barring desegregation have been exhausted. This being so, more and more communities regard a court fight as a fruitless waste of time, energy and money on all sides. It is a further sign, too, that most Americans of whatever region want their schools open and functioning. The education of millions of American children for a new and more challenging day is too important to permit of any roadblocks. Many southern communities are mindful as well that they are playing an important and growing role in the economic and scientific revolution that is sweeping the nation. They prize their new place in the scheme of things. They see no point in allowing the racial issue—or any other—to interpose itself between them and further progress. Taken together, these are the reasons some racial change came so quietly this year in parts of the South and border zones. The performance, generally, was indeed a lesson for the whole country. Big Track NEW YORK (UPD^Not content with having outstripped New York in population, California now is planning to out-Indy Indianapolis—the famous Speedway, that is. According to Car and Driver magazine, a $17 million auto race track will be built conveniently close to Los Angeles and its 13 million auto-oriented residents. Scheduled to be completed in 1965, California's answer to Indianapolis will sprawl over a 731-acre site, will accommodate 250,000 spectators and have parking space for 60,000 cars. Seat Belts Required NEW YORK (UPD-Twenty states and the District of Columbia have passed legislation requiring seat belts in new automobiles. Fifteen of the new seat belt laws were passed • during the 1963 legislative sessions. Six other similar acts are pending. The laws now in effect cover 46 million of the nation's 65.5 million cars. Cuba Visit Case Reveals Kennedys' Hassle By FULTON LEWIS JR. WASHINGTON - Attorney General Robert Kennedy has apparently triumphed in a fierce, behind-the-scenes skirmish that threatened to rock his brother's administration. The nation's top lawman and his no-nonsense aides have long insisted that U.S. citizens who violate the federal ban on Cuban travel be prosecuted. Some State Department officials have dissented, arguing that such prosecution would not sit well with the world's neutrals. THEY OBJECTED when Kennedy obtained indictments against several well-known leftists for violating the ban. The defendants have not yet come to trial. They are now furious because the Justice Department has moved to prosecute leaders of the student group that recently visited Castroland. Federal grand jury procedings are under way in Brooklyn and indictments are expected. The student leftists (many of whom left school some time ag6) are represented by Leonard Boudin, who serves as Fidel Castro's lawyer in this country. Boudin's legal fees will be picked up by the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, a cited communist front. To raise funds for the ECLC, the students will - shortly unveil a movie of their travels to be shown at rallies and other fund-raising affairs. Filmed by Cuban cameramen, the movie has not left the cutting room. Castro has promised student leaders that it will be smuggled to them in this country. Prints will then be made for showings from coast to coast. THIS WAS NOf Castro's first bright idea. On a skin-diving jaunt in e^arly July, Castro told Levi Laub, a student leader^ to bring hundreds more of U.S. students to Cuba. The students, Incidentally, have set up' a committee to arrange for future trips. The Cuban gbv- ernment is ready to accommodate more than a thousand students in January, but leaders are considering a smaller trip in the near future' • * * CONGRESSMAN JOHN ASH* BROOK, one of the Republican Party's most impressive young spokesmen, is boiling mad at someone in the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. This someone approved a grant of $20,000 to the Peace Research Institute, headed by Arthur Larson, the old Modern Republican. For $20,000 the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency received a two-volume study that praised, among other things, the Soviet police state. Walter Millis, a wheelhorse in the Fund for the Republic, contributed these words of wisdom, uncovered by Rep. Ashbrook: "Whether we admit it to ourselves or not, we benefit enormously from the capability of the Soviet police system to keep law and order over the 200-million odd Russians and the many additional ' millions in the satellite states. "THE BREAK -UP of the Rus­ sian communist empire would doubtless be conducive to freedom, but would be a good deal more catastrophic for world order than was the break-up of the Austro-Hungarian empire in 1918." Note: The two-volume report was assembled by Arthur I. Waskow, a co-author of the so-called Liberal Papers. Prepared originally for a group of ultra-liberal Democratic Congressmen, and published last year as a book, the Liberal Papers call for recognition of East Germany and North Vietnam; stepped-up trade with the entire Communist world; abandonment of West Berlin; foreign aid for Red China; and what would amount to surrender rather than nuclear war. Copyright 1963 The Growing Phenomenon of 'Means-itis' By JOHN CHAMBERLAIN THE TENDENCY to exalt the means at the expense of ends grows as life becomes more organized and more bureaucratic. We gather statistics, not to use them, but to keep the gatherers of statistics fully employed. Teachers are compelled to go back to school in their spare time not to broaden their cultural background, but to take boring and repetitious courses that provide an excuse for the existence of a certification apparatus that passes on promotions and pay. And as the number of farmers in the nation shrinks, the number of people on the payroll of the Department of Agriculture swells inordinately. Ill's a case of twice as many bureaucrats advising half as many farmers. This is Parkinson's law, all right, doing for social organisms what a misguided physiology once did for the dinosaurs. And now this "means-itis," as the disease might be called, has begun to afflict the leaden of the labor movement. See, for example, the report, "Labor Looks at Labor," made by ten leaders of Walter Reuther's United Automobile Workers fcr the Fund for the Republic's Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions in Santa Barbara, Calif. THIS REPORT, in effect, bewails the fact that the rank and file of the U. S. union membership still think of a union as a means of getting better working conditions, not as an end in itself. The rank and file refuse to think of their bargaining agents as anything more than agents, which annoys the agents no end. The agents want "loyalty," in quotes — which is equivalent to a lawyer asking loyalty from his client, not vice versa. The trouble with the contemporary union movement, according to Walter Reuther's ten executives, is that its membership has more or less gotten what it needs out of its bargaining agents. "All the things we fought for," says one of the UAW officials, "the corporation is now giving the workers. What we have to find are other things the workers want which the employer is not willing to give him." But how does an agent go about manufacturing things to revive a loyalty to him that is no longer functionally needed? We don't hear of lawyers persuading their clients to engage in new crimes merely to foster loyalty to lawyers. The International Business Machines Company has not yet been caught urging the purchase of one of its giant computers merely to increase paper work as such. Life insurance salesmen don't go around selling policies on the ground that the president of the insurance company wants a raise in pay. And where is the politician who dares openly to tell the voters that they must support him merely because he has forgotten how to make a living in private industry? THE TRUTH about the union movement is that its success is proved to the extent that it commands less and less interest — or FINDING THE WAY The Gift of Laughter By RALPH W. LOEW, D.D. Newspaper Enterprise Assn. SOME THINGS can't be laughed at, yet the grace of good humor and the rare virtue of excellent satire can help us through the crises. Our world will always need the gift of laughter. When sly wit is wed to an analytical mind, the two together poke just underneath the thin skin of pretense. But the trouble with much satire is that it is just vinegar and not spice, malice and not wit, neither justice nor mercy. The real buffoon has been able to portray the whole situation into which we have come and THE MAILBOX Erring Leadership Editor, Register-Mail: I think that government by the people would win the war against communism. Some politicians such as Senators Strom Thurmond and Goldwater and Congressmen Brotzman and Mc- Loskey have tried to do what we, the people, want done about Castro Cuba, foreign aid to communist countries, managed news, etc. But unfortunately we have placed too much trust in educated leaders. Again and again educated leaders give us some very good reasons why we should appease the communists. After Russia was expelled from the League of Nations for committing aggression in 1939, and while the Soviets continued to occupy and enslave the Baltic States and commit other war crimes during the nineteen forties, most educated leaders in different places told us that the communists were not so bad. "The Classmate," a Sunday School publication, even carried an article telling what a good guy Joe Stalin was! Proverbs 24:24. Even after World War II ended, managed news kept us from learning about such communist crimes as the murder of Captain John Birch. "We, The People" will hold their annual convention in Chicago Sept. 21-22. I hope you will report on that, as you did last year. Thank you. — Raymond Pumfrey. Protecting Children Editor, Register-Mail: The school buses once more are running, not only on the main highways and streets, but on side roads as well. We, whose children ride these buses, are much concerned about their safety and would like to enlist the help of everyone driving a car any place to see that accidents do not occur. Remember, children do forget, but anyone driving a car must be on the watch at all times. We wish that each one would familiarize himself with the laws regarding school buses as ignorance is no excuse. Quote (Paragraph (a) Sec. 99 Uniform Act Regulating Traffic on Highways) "The driver of a vehicle upon meeting or overtak­ ing any school bus which has stopped on the highway for the purpose of receiving or discharging any school children shall immediately stop his vehicle and shall not pass such school bus while school children are alighting therefrom and embarking thereon." This rule also applies in the city and small towns. Most of us in the rural areas would prefer to have our children getting on the bus an hour later in the morning particularly from now to the last of October, as for many of them, it is still dark when they leave home. So, though we urge everyone to be watchful at all times, we are concerned about the next few weeks in particular and ask you to be especially careful. — Kriox County Farm Bureau. By Airs. E. M. Joscfson, Safety Chairman, Women's Committee. REMINISCING Of Bygone Times FIFTY YEARS AGO ~~~ Friday, Sept. 19, 1913 Assisted by ideal weather conditions, Mercer County Fair attendance records were broken. More than 15,000 people passed through the gates. W. T. Leader was named Monmouth city treasurer to fill the unexpired term of George Earp, who said he did not want the job any longer. TWENTY YEARS AGO Sunday, Sept. 19, 1943 Freight and passenger service on the Santa Fe Railroad in Illinois was almost normal following adjustment of two derailments near Galesburg which disrupted service. Maj. Robert C. Twyman, who was attending a command and general staff school at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., flew to Galesburg to visit his mother. the true comedian has been able to underscore the absurd.' THAT GENERATION is blessed which has a few geniuses of biting humor and laughing wisdom, who point out the frailties of the human being and prick his little balloon of pomposity. You can't grin at racial intolerance, but you can chuckle at the Indians who broke up the Klan meeting. You can't chuckle at juvenile vandalism, but you can understand with the grace of good humor the competitions between parents and children -as they try to play out their roles. YOU CAN'T SMILE AWAY some of the problems of the governmental process, but you can appreciate the spirit of the committee that placed the statue of Puck just one block from the Capitol, with,its laughing inscription, "O Lord, what fools these mortals be." All of us need to know when to laugh at ourselves and when to keep on with the patience of a great faith and the persistence of a holy confidence. True satire is neither the sneer nor the guffaw; it is the ability to see a thing for what it is and to say so with laughing honesty. WE NEED the insight to under­ stand the difference between the important and the unimportant, the majors from the minors, the profundities from the stupidities, and wisdom from nonsense. It wasn't satire when Jesus said that it was necessary to forget one's self. But it was the simple and profound truth, the basis of all real humor and the secret of life at its best. NO WONDER He could look at this desperate world and still insist, "In this world you will have tribulations; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." Such is the good humor that "takes the grit from the machinery of life." less and less "loyalty," if anyone wants to put it that way. The supreme compliment to Walter Reuther would be to have him work himself out of his job. When the worker is getting his fair share of productivity increases out of a corporation, and when he is cut in on the profits to the extent of his value to the company as compared to the value of a shareholder's investment, the role of the union bargaining agent must tend to become routine. It is a heartening sign, then, that the U. A. W. leadership finds the "loyalty" of the rank and file waning. This can only mean that automobile workers have used their agents as agents are intended by nature to be used, as go- betweens in winning a case or performing a service. To the extent that the automobile worker now feels his primary loyalty is to the going concern of a Ford or a Chrysler company, Walter Reuther has succeeded in his life work. THE REAL MYSTERY of U. A. W. leadership complaint about the waning "loyalty" of auto workers to the union is that it should be sponsored by something called the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. Is it "democratic" to exalt means at the expense of ends? And should the Fund for the Republic be put in the position of paying the bills for spreading the disease of "mean-itis". Does the Fund for the Republic claim that the dinosaur was right in hanging on to muscles that had lost their relationship to the ends of sustaining life? Copyright 1963 (Jalesburg Register-Mail Office 140 South Prairie Street Galesburg, Illinois rELi^FHUNi!. NUMBER Register-Mai) Exchange 342-6181 Entered "s Second Class Matter at tha Post Office at Galesburg Illinois, under \ct of , Congress oi M""h 3. 1879 Dally except Sunday. Ethel Custer SchmJth Publisher Charles Morrow Editor and Genera) Manager al. H. h-ddy Associate cklltor 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. 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Months IS.00 6 Months $ 9,50 1 Month 92.00 Crossword Puzzzle > p People and Things Answer to Prevjom Pu«T» Soviet, the Russian word for council, is a policy-making and administrative agency establish-, ed at various levels of government in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics under the direction of the Communist party. Village, city, county, province, republic and all-union Soviets operate public housing, local transportation systems, industries, schools and health facilities. ACROSS 1 Chevalier's song girl 7 Miss Rogers 13 Encircled 14 Oleic acid salt 15 Snow-gliding enthusiasts 16 Censured 17 Kind of party 18 Ages 19 Pasture 21 Before 8 Sicker 9 Closer 10 Vasco da —, explorer 11 Summers (FrJ 12 Color 20 Anoints 21 Exulted 22 Greatest quantity 23 Continent 24 Beach 26 Tsar 28 Gem 42 Willow 11 SlHiJ?., service 29 Hamlet for one 44 Command Now You Know By United Press International The United States produces 40 per cent of the world's goods although it has only 6 per cent of the world's inhabitants, according to the National Geographic Atlas of the World. ^J™ Past; Present But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?—Hebrews 3:6. * * * Man himself is the crowning wonder of creation; the study of his nature the noblest study the world affords. — William Gladstone. 25 Nothing 27 Was borne 31 Mrs. Johnson 32 One of the Gabors 33 Mr. Rooney 34 Transgression. 35 Pillar 36 Miss Harding 37 Youngster* 39 Mariner 's direction 40 Entreaty 41 Goddess of the dawn 43 Drone bee 45 Prohibits 47 Sora 50 Paid back 52 Redactor 54 Church festival 65 Be indignant 56 Grimaces 57 Lubricant POWN 1 Pounds (ab.) 2 Sturdy trees 3 Distinct part 4 Utopian standard*. 5Clotn 6 Bergen and Sullivan 1 Stiilot (slssf) 30 Heating device 45 Vegetable 38 Legislative 46 Church part body 40 Commend 48 Genus of shrubs 1 6 13 15 49 Mr. Chaney and others 50 Legal point 51 MedicoslibJ 52 Unit of energy 53 Route (an.) 29 } r- T" TIT rr u 16 c 54 56 |3T w MEW&PAPEB KMTB1IBBIS1 AgSJL ^egep *»»ge/ ^sap>T yejpeaagjp ^ejgjensej' e^gsejgse ^|S| •1 1 IS

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