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ister-Mail, Galesbur A/\on., Sept. 23, 1963 II •• IWIMIII Ii i Miiiiiiiili ^i • in' 1 1 tn r * mil iir Mil r The Soft Sell ^^^^ 7. Ms A. V P . UK we IW- • IT* »»» 3 EVA * draft A W^V5 . ^ • J M' i i - • ^ J' GOP Opposition toTax Cut Counters Usual Stand By PETER EDSON lax cut when spending has been of those polled in Rep. John V. mittee tor Tax Reduction" which bill or vote to recommit it for WASHINGTON (NEA) - Re- skyrocketing." Lindsey's district in New York met in Washington recently for its budget-cutting amendments win - x i • ' If/J r V ^' 1 V*-i - - 41 i f.5 By PETER EDSON WASHINGTON (NEA) publican strategy in opposing President Kennedy's tax bill has administration Democrats baffled. What they say the GOP position boils down to in final analysis is a belief that opposition to anything the President proposes is good politics if it will help embarrass him and defeat him in skyrocketing." A V S3 mm L 4 •r .v"'. '< IT hp If ^ EX] F k 4 41 ft, I", J* - P •i til* •3V- *. 1%4 — regardless of what it does in the meantime. Republican congressional leaders don't admit anything as crude as that for a minute. "We're for tax cuts," says House minority leader Charles A. Halleck of Indiana. "But," he hastens to add, "we find Mr. Kennedy's economic theories mystifying." For evidence, Halleck points to six Kennedy votes as a congressman against lax cuts after spending had been reduced, "though," Halleck points out, "he favors a THE SHOWDOWN on this big issue is now scheduled for Sept. 24-25 when the administration tax bill comes to the House floor for vote under a rule of eight hours debate. Only one amendment will be permitted. The House Republican leadership has decided to make this a motion to recommit the bill to the Ways and Means Committee, with instructions to make the tax cuts effective only if the federal government reduces expenses enough to balance off spending with the tax cut in force for this year and next. Republican justification for this position seems to be based on polls taken by 39 GOP congressmen in 21 states. In answer to the question: "Do you favor tax cuts without spending cuts?" an average of 85 per cent said "No." The range was from 51 per cent of those polled in Rep. John V. Lindsey's district in New York City to 03.7 per cent in Rep. Ed Foreman's district in west Texas. This is a pretty thin sample on so vital an issue. A Sept. 2 Harris poll, conducted on a more scientific basis, showed only 41 per cent favored a tax cut delay until the budget ! s balanced, with 36 per cent saying don't delay a tax cut. GOP OPPOSITION to the Kennedy tax program takes other angles which formerly would have been considered most un-Republican. The Ways and Means minority report criticizes the bill because "it would result in a $4.4 billion windfall to big business over the next 10 years." And Rep, John W. Byrnes of Wisconsin, chairman of the GOP Policy Committee, criticizes the 2,000 - member "Business Com­ mittee met in Washington recently for its "retreat from fiscal responsibility When Republicans criticize big business and Democrats offer them tax cuts which they want, things are all mixed up. It must be remembered, of course, that some Democrats also oppose the Kennedy tax cut bill. Judge Howard W. Smith of Virginia, chairman of the House Rules Committee, has openly criticized the bill and is known to have conferred with other Democrats of like mind. Sen. Harry F, Byrd of Virginia, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee which will handle the tax bill after the House is finished with it, is doing nothing to speed passage. THE NUMBER of Democrats joining Republicans to vote against the administration lax bill or vote to recommit it budget-cutting amendments determine its fate. House majority leader Carl Albert of Oklahoma is confident that the tax bill will be passed. Other Democrats call the Byrnes re­ committal motion another gimmick to try to defeat the bill, ff this try for the bill doesn't work, the administration will try something else. Kennedy's tax broadcast to the nation is only the first move in a concerted drive for passage this year. There is still plenty of talk in the Senate that no tax bill can be passed this year because of the press of other legislation — civil rights, debt limit increase, foreign aid and all the other appropriation bills to be handled. The question is, who will the defeat of a tax cut bill hurt worse in the 1964 elections — the Democrats or the Republicans. 3S iL 1 tor- mm V.-FV * r IH... J II. mm X •t V* ' *m * r *7- f 1 1*1 •A I 1 Purchase Indicates Big Flop on the Soviet Farm Si V.- Ift; i 1 # 4 _1 53 1 A! MSB* EDITORIAL Comment and Review Voice of the Peepul By JOHN CHAMBERLAIN TO JUDGE by the tone of the news stories about the Soviet purchase of 240 million bushels (500 million dollars' worth) of wheat from Canada, a lot of people were surprised at the implied extent of the Russian grain crop failure for 1963. But around the offices of the organization called Radio Liberty in New York City the Soviet action was no surprise at all. Radio Liberty, a privately-supported organization which beams Us news into the Soviet Union from high-powered transmitters in Spain, Germany, and Taiwan, is also very much on the listening end of things. It monitors the Soviet radio, it maintains corps of translators of what is being has a clandestine letter-writing— and letter-receiving — relationship with people inside the Iron Curtain. And all summer it has been putting out news of an impending Soviet grain shortage of huge proportions. Just a week before the Soviet purchase of what amounts to the major part of the Canadian wheat surplus, the Radio Liberty agricultural specialists wrapped up their summer's news grist into one big comprehensive package. The most revealing item was the one about a restriction on the sale of bread that is now being enforced in Moscow. People in the Soviet capital have been restricted recently to a little more than one pound of white and one pound of black bread per cus- big staple in a Muscovite's diet, this has amounted to real deprivation. Moreover, the Radio Liberty eavesdroppers report that retail sales of wheat flour ruined by the snow. According to Pravda's own reports, the roads laws prohibiting the use of bread and other foodstuffs as cattle leading to government collection feed. In September ol 1962 there points appear as "yellow veins in the autumn, signifying a big have been discontinued in Mos- loss in transportation. said in the Russian press, and it tomer per day. Since bread is the cow stores. THE COMMON explanation of the Soviet wheat shortage is bad weather. But the implication of the Radio Liberty information is that the grain shortages have been a long time in the making, and that drought and cold are not the most important factors in a situation which would be bad enough in any event. For one thing, the indifference of the Soviet farm workers has all along meant great losses in the harvesting. Every October a part of the grain crop is left standing in the fields, to be More fundamental to the poor showing, however, is the inability of the Russian agricultural planners to function without a true free price system. Lacking a free flow of prices, nobody knows how to interpret market signals correctly. Some ten years ago the Kremlin decided that it must have more meat production in Russia. Accordingly, the purchase price for livestock was quintupled. The changed ratio between bread prices and beef prices made it profitable for the peasant to fatten his cattle on cheap bread — and this despite was temporary rationing of bread in Moscow while cows were getting their own bread for fodder. Every time the planners raised the price of cattle to help put meat on the Russian table, they took more bread out of the Muscovites' mouths. SO THE SOVIETS, all along, have been busy demonstrating that Communist-style agriculture can not provide a nation with sufficient quantities of both meat and bread. In Russia, if the cows get the grain, the human beings must do without. Khrushchev, who hails from the Ukraine, which is Russia's rich(Continued on page 7) These are tough times for Joe Doakes, when you put her and Jackie together, you the average citizen, as he tries to keep up got somethin' to look at. I mean . ft * with the news. Q. You said it, Joe. But tell me—what's Things are fouled up in so many places your hunch on the bomb test ban treaty; Fre em an Mis takes Ti t Ca str N, n Reds mind the world—not to mention right here A. Say, that reminds me. Did you read at home-that Joe can't remember what's go- about how that clown Krooschef beat the ing on or who's to blame. To make it even worse, Joe can't come pants off our man—what's his name? Rusk? Yeah. Well, did you see where Krooschef , i -it _ r i c a played badminton with this character and close to pronouncing the names of most of the i jia J™ uau places or people involved. Nevertheless, he's giving it the old college try. And it might be interesting to talk with him and get his slant on current events. Q. Joe, what do you think of the situation in Laos? murdered him by not using a net? Bro-ther! If our guy will fall for a corny trick like that, what chance we got with 'em in anything— sports, bombs or anything? You follow me? What I mean Q. I follow you, Joe. Now, one last question. What is your considered judgment on A. Laos? Hey, I heard a good one on that lhe p res jd ent ' s tax cut proposals? the other day. A guy says, "Boy, are things A. He's cookin' on the front burner, Mac. nounced so it sounds like loused up in Laos!" Get it? Laos is pro- LcVs cut > em tm it hurts> But 1 see where • • • some guy in the Senate says it won't amount Q. Yes. It's a real cutie. Now, how about to notliin' more than savin' cigarette money. Viet Nam? And you know somethin'? This'll kill you. I A. Well, I'll tell you. You can say what quit smokin' just two weeks ago! How 'bout you please, but that little sister-in-law of that, huh? what's his name is a real doll, huh? Boy, Yeah, how about that? Spotlight on the Brotherhood of Evil Joseph Valachi, a mentally deranged Senators hope the hearings will restore By FULTON LEWIS JR. WASHINGTON — According to his press agents, Orville Freeman has been sampling farm opinion in Leningrad and Moscow, in Monticello (Iowa) and Salina (Kan.). Therefore, with one ear pressed at all times against the grass roots, the Secretary of Agriculture cannot be expected to keep up on all the latest gossip. It's not his fault that the Department of Agriculture is apparently unaware that Fidel Castro and Josip Tito have some sort of informal working relationship with Nikita Khrushchev and that all three can be described as communists. In a recent report on Soviet exports, the Department revealed that communist countries from A (Albania) to V (Vietnam, North) have been receiving bales of Premier Khrushchev's cotton. So, the report continues, have more than twenty "non-communist" countries scattered around A spokesman for Freeman's department was unable to reveal exactly when Comrades Castro and Tito quit the party. "Gosh, I don't know," he said. "Everybody's out to lunch." # * * HOWARD Johnson's on relief, according to Congressman William B. Widnall. The New Jersey Republican, a frequent critic of ceived a myriad of tax advantages. The Congressman figures that each job created by the AHA loan will cost taxpayers $16,021. "This is not only ridiculous economics," he says, "it' flies in the face of clear Congressional directive." He points out that the House Banking and Currency Committee has already forbidden the ARA to make loans for construc- the Area Redevelopment Agency, tion of hotels and motels. The has uncovered an "industrial 11 loan" of $2.2 million for construe- R E M I N I S CING Of Bygone Times gory are Yugoslavia and Cuba. murderer, thief and trafficker in narcotics, is some of the old magic that used to surround Exhibit A in the case of the People of the congressional inquisitions. Who can forget the globe. ^Included in that _cate United States vs. Organized Crime. He is the the moment during the old Kefauver commit- only songbird to emerge from that elusive tee hearings in 1951 when television cameras flock of gangland vultures popularly known focused on the nervous hands of mobster as the Mafia or, more recently, as Cosa Nos- Frank Costello? (Asked if he had ever done tra ("Our Thing"). Atty. Gen. Robert F. anything good for his country, Costello Kennedy says Valachi's disclosures on the bled: "I paid my taxes.") tion of a Howard Johnson Motor Lodge in Carolina, Puerto Rico. First of all, the ARA loans are not meant to be used for construction of motels, Widnall says. Second of all: "Howard Johnson has had no credit problems and previously has shown no signs of bashfulness in establishing himself in any spot where the tourist dollar beckons." Widall wants to know why U. S. taxpayers should subsidize Howard Johnson with a low, 4 per cent, long-term loan when Puerto Rican business has already re- committee action has not yet become law so ARA bureaucrats are hoarding-in-reverse their motel dollars. * * * AN OHIO Congressman, Oliver P. Bolton, is none too happy about Japanese steel the administration is buying for drums that will carry surplus commodities abroad. Some 500,000 of these 50-pound drums—each made of low-priced Japanese steel—will be used during the last quarter of 1963. The U. S. steel industry, Bolton notes, cent is operating at less than 60 per of capacity. Republicans claim (hat personal vengeance against American steel executives by the brothers Kennedy is costing union steelworkers their jobs. Copyright 1963 Now You Know By United Press International The United States produced more than $18 billion worth of minerals in 1961, according to the World Almanac. FIFTY YEARS.AGO Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1913 The 15th annual convention of the Illinois Sunday School Association of the Universalist Church opened in Galesburg. Roy Norling of Galva was named the new manager of the drug department of O. T. Johnson Co., in Galesburg. Qalesburg Ifegfster-Mail Office 140 Souttt Prairie Street Galesburg, Illinois TELEPHONE NUMBER Register-Mail Exchange 342-5181 SUBSCRIPTION RATES By Carrier In City oi Galesburg 35c a Week THE MAILBOX mum inner workings of the syndicate represent But from 1951-1958 or later, the Brother"the biggest intelligence breakthrough yet in hood of Evil remained unpenetratcd by fed- combating organized crime and racketeering oral agents. It fell to an inquisitive New York in the United States." State police sergeant to bag the Mafia at its Valachi's status is so unique that federal notorious convention in Apalachin, N.Y., in agents are affording him better protection than is available to the President of the United late 1957. Magazine articles titled "Organizsd Crime and Disorganized Cops" and "Why the Crime Syndicates Can't Be Touched" bespoke States, whose whereabouts at least is public y ie j rue S ^ Q 0 f a ff a j rs# knowledge. After word got around that Vala- Writing in a Sunday supplement recently, chi was being hidden at Fort Monmouth, N.J., FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover said Cosa Nos- U.S. marshals rushed him to District of Co- tra "is no secret to the FBI" because "for lumbia jail under great secrecy and maxi- several years, it can now be revealed, our mum security. The Justice Department says agents have penetrated its working^ and its the elaborate protection is necessary because leadership." Yet Gerard L. Goettel, deputy the Cosa Nostra's hierarchy has put a price director of the ill-fated Attorney General's of $100,000 on this pathetic canary's head. They Do Good Work Editor, Register-Mail: Thank you for your nomination for the Conservation Officer Award. The response has far exceeded expectations and indicates the high regard of the public for Illinois Conservation officers. It has been amazing to us to learn of the many ways in which these men contribute to a better outdoor Illinois and we regret that only four awards are to be given. It will be a difficult task for the committee to determine who should receive them.— Burton H. A (wood, chairman* lo supplement the regular cast of characters. This is a cooperative and encouraging community of people, and a good attendance at this presentation would not only be an inspiration to those attending, and a contribution to worthy charities, but would also be an advertisement of Galesburg.-— Wilmot T. Lippert, Minister, Central Congregational Church. Monday, Sept. 22, 1913 Mrs. J. T. McKnight, philanthropist, died at her home, 486 N. Kellogg St. She was known throughout Galesburg for her charity work. The Galesburg City Council granted a franchise to the Peoria, Canton and Galesburg Railway Co., giving it the right to operate its cars over the East Main Street, Public Square and North Broad Street lines as far as the Santa Fe depot. Entered ?s Second Class Matter at tha Poet Office at Galesburg Illinois, under \ct of Congress oi Mf>^h 3. 1879 Dally except Sunday. Ethel Ouster SchmJth Publisher Charles Morrow Editor and Genera) Manager M. H. luddy Associate nidltor And Director of Public Relations H. H. Clay Managing Editor National Advertising Representative: Ward-Griffith Company Incorporated, New Yoru, Chicago Detroit, Boston. Atlanta, San Francisco. Los Angeles Philadelphia. Charlotte, - MEMTER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS MEMBER ASSUCiAl'ED PRESS rhe Associated Press Is entitled exclusively to the use or republication of an the local news printed m this newspaper as weU as all AP new« dispatches By RFD mall In our retail trading zone: 1 Year $10.00 8 Months 93.SO 6 Months $ 6.00 1 Month $1 .25 No niall subscriptions accepted In towns where there is established newspaper boy delivery By Carrier in retail trading sons) outside City oi Gaieiburg. 1 week 30c / • By mail outside retail trading zone in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri and by motor route in retail trading zone. 1 Year $13.00 3 Months ta .H 6 Months $ 7.00 1 Montn fl .25 By maU outside Illinois. Iowa and Missouri 1 Year $18.00 3 Months $5 .00 6 Months $ 9.50 1 Month $2 .00 •_ ^^^^ Crossword Puzzzle Special Group on Organized Crime, declared The Passion Play The whole orchestration of Valachi pub- in late 1960 that "The FBI has long taken the Editor, Register-Mail: licity, starting with the planned leak of his position officially that large criminal syndi- existence to the Saturday Evening Post and cates do not exist—or if they do, they are a tha Washington Star, will reach a crescendo state and local law enforcement problem." Hoover consistently fought proposals for commission at the hearings of Sen. McClelland Senate Investigations subcommittee. Valachi's role as a i featured soloist is being preserved despite the lighting the interstate nature of organized embarrassing revelation by the Philadelphia crime. Any doubt that there is, indeed, a Bulletin that doctors have found him to be cabal of underworld lords now has been dis- mentaily ill. "You don't get information on pelled. The crucial question before the Mcd from the PTA," savs the Jus- Clellan subcommittee is whether the federal I want to commend the Register-Mail for its initiative in bringing the Black Hills Passion Play to the people of Galesburg. It is unusual that a commercial enterprise would assume the financial liability involved in a project such as this without the anticipation of making a financial profit for the institution. underwoi While tice Department, adding that independent in- crime-fighting apparatus is properly equipped vestigation has verified Valachi's disclosures. to do effective battle with it. Smile. Dam You, Smile Sudden thought on seeing a photograph of Part of the obligation of sitting up there the speaker's table at a banquet which shows jn {rcmt of aU those who didn . t make preseiltatlon . the big shots at the table looking as if they had been sentenced to the electric chair, as U * is that y° u act as if y° u were eI W in S the speaker makes with what he obviously be- even if it kills you-which you might privately I have not previously witnessed this particular presentation, 1 have yet to attend a passion play in which my spirit lias not been lifted and my outlook on life has not been brightened. I shall look forward to finding a challenging experience in the Black Hills Passion Play lieves is a funny; prefer to what you are enduring. Also to be commended for their participation in the Passion Play, are those Galesburg citi- U.S, SuiTencleriiig? Editor, Register-Mail; Despite the fact that Krush­ chev has openly and brazenly declared that "Life is short and I expect to see the Red flag fly over the whole world in my lifetime/' The Test Ban Treaty is expected to be ratified by a two- thirds vote of the Senate on Sept. 24 — which means our elected representatives are about to place this once-supreme nation in a formidable military and technical disadvantage. Despite also, a tremendous flow of mail within the past two weeks from citizens opposing the ratification, which, according to reports, is running as high as 5 to 1 against ratification by the Senate's approval of the Treaty as now written without a strong amendment such as the withdrawal oi Russian military from Cuba, we the people, could find ourselves disarmed and without defense against a nuclear attack. THe Test Ban Treaty has every advantage for the communists and none for us. If we desire to secure peace, it should be known that we are at all times prepared for defease.—Mrs, Carlisle TWENTY YEARS AGO Thursday, Sept. 23, 1943 "Community Planning for Adequate Living" was the topic of discussion at the annual meeting of the Blackhawk District of the Illinois Welfare Association at the Custer Hotel. Answer to Previous Punto Some 150 new students, including 30 freshmen, began their undergraduate work at Knox College. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1943 Damage estimated at $50 resulted from a fire which broke out in the rear of the Sears-Roebuck Store, 467 E. Main St. Lum and Abner were starring in the motion picture, "Two Weeks to Live," featured at the Grove Theater. Prom poeft The rB8l# £ Present And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in lighteousness and true holiness.—Ephesians 4:24, zens who are adding their talents Smith. Man has wants deeper than can be supplied by wealth or nature or domestic affections. His great relations are to his God and to eternity.—Mark Hopkins, ACROSS 1 Shad 4 Soft-shelled , Maryland delicacy 8 United States Naval Academy (ab.) 12 Some 13 French river 14 Midday 15 Parson bird 16 Maryland city 18 Slander 20 Assessor 21 Male name 22 Ireland (poet) 24 Sandy, wastes 26 Opens (poet,) 27 Moccasin 30 Ornaments- tions 32 Spanish coin 34 Vinegary 35 Spirit 36 Mountains (ab.) 37 Cloy 39 Greek mountain 40 Sea eagle 41 Hawaiian food 42 Australian animal 45 Embraced 49 Maryland capital 61 Girl's name 52 North European 53 Seasoning 54 Eggs 55 Celtic 50 Personal ' pronoun 57 Astronomical- clock DOWN 1 liability (Latin) 2 Burden 3 Ocular lenses 5 Narrow inlets 6 Dormant 7 Wager 8 Dishearten 9 Smudge 10 Thames estuary 11 Biblical name 17 Flowers 19 Rye fungus 23 Fend off 24 First man 25 Straight (co form) 26 Ancient Italian 27 Maryland fruit 28 Himalayan monkshood 29 Down (prefix) 31 Rock fill 33 Track 38 Girl's name 40 Exult 41 Sticky 42 Colewort 43 Hole-in-one 44 Emmets 46 Egyptian stream 47 Roof edge 48 Unable to 50 Hops' kiln heat KEWSPAWJa ENTOSTBISE ASSN.

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