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4 Galesburg (fegister-Moil, Gdlesburg, 111. Tues., Sept. 24, 1963 'Wipe Your Feet and For Heaven Sakes, SiitileP EDITORIAL ment and Review Down From T he Ivory Towers In a world increasingly affected by what many call the "scientific revolution," thoughtful men wonder how big a role scientists and engineers might play in the high-level decisions of government. Dr. Glenn Seaborg, chairman of the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission, is one who thinks their role ought well to be a key one. On occasion, scientists who have ventured into the political realm have been badly burned. Often, however, this reflected the fact that they could not or would not master its basically unscientific elements. Obviously scientists who insist on thinking purely as scientists at all times will not make the grade as decision-makers. To be of use in the larger world of policy, they must understand it. This requires that they develop a curious kind of double mastery that will enable them to interlace political and scientific questions. In the present world those questions are in fact linked. Seaborg does not believe we should be wholly dependent on politicians who acquire some vital scientific knowledge — in such fields, for example, as nuclear physics. He finds good reason to turn the process around and broaden the activities of the scientist. "Science and technology are no longer tools to be picked up when needed and then put aside," said Seaborg in a New York speech. "They are part of the basic structure of our economy and our governmental processes. Scientific problems daily require the careful attention of the highest levels of both the executive and the legislative branches of government." Except for those relative few who jump into politics at the outset, most politicians in this country have traditionally come from the ranks of lawyers and businessmen. Seaborg thinks it high time the scientist-engineer took a big place beside these. In his view they have a "major contribution to make that only scientists can make." But he suggests reasonable caution in a world that could hear too much from science: "I do not propose that scientists and engineers become a dominating force in government: nor do I think it is at all likely that they will. "I do propose that they assume positions of responsibility comparable to the importance of scientific and technological undertakings of government, and consistent with the influence of science on government and society." Within these sensible bounds, the scientist is clearly challenged to take up, increasingly, this wider political role. The citizen is challenged to accept him when and as he proves himself suitable for it. The Tots Heard 'Round the World With all respect to the other big news of the day, the most talked-about story of them all just has to be the quintuplets. Not the Venezuelan quintuplets—although of course they're important, too. But the AMERICAN quintuplets — Uncle Sam's answer to Canada and its famed Dionne quints of 1934. Four little girls and a little boy (is HE going to have trouble!) — born to a startled 38-year-old wholesale grocery clerk in Aberdeen, S. D., and his attractive 30-year-old wife — have put the United States out front in the baby business. Here is something every one of us can, as the saying goes, "identify" with. Any mother or father thinks, "Yipe! What if it should happen to me!" The youngsters are thinking, "Five new kids in the family ALL AT ONCE. Wow!" And all of us — remembering that the Largest Subway NEW YORK (UFI) -New York's subway system, largest in the world, covers 236 route miles beneath the city's pavements. The longest continuous ride in one direction for one fare? From the Westchester County line to the Jamaica Bay section of Brooklyn—a distance of 26.7 miles for 15 cents. Kuwait Oil Rich KUWAIT (UPD—Oil flowing from wells in the tiny, obscure Middle East sheikdom of Kuwait amounts to 600 million barrels a year, making it the world's fourth largest producer. Oil revenue goes to Sheik Abdullah as-Salim as-Sabah at the rate of $1,250,000 a day and he spends most of tt to develop his country. Andrew Fischers already had five young children — are thinking, "Bring up 10 children under eight years of age on a salary of $80 a week? It can't be done." But of course it can be done, and it will be done. It will take a lot of doing, but it will be done. The quintuplets and their parents have a lot going for them. Medical science is working around the clock to enable the quints to survive and to become strong and healthy. Offers of help are pouring in — offers of everything from diapers to baby food to a new home to college scholarships. There is even talk of knocking off the income tax in this one case. And of course there will be opportunities galore for the Fischers to receive added income. Great care, good taste and common sense must be used in accepting such offers. Many newspaper readers will recall the pleasure they derived from pictures of the Dioiine quintuplets in their formative years — pictures of great charm and appeal. What these readers may not know is that Newspaper Enterprise Association, which was granted exclusive rights to those pictures, collaborated with the Province of Ontario in setting up a guardianship which protected the quintuplets from exploitation and channeled a considerable fortune to the Dionne family to provide security and a comfortable future for the children. Everybody is pulling for the five new little stars in a human interest drama the whole world is watching — pulling for the quints and the whole Andrew Fischer family. Good luck to the most spectacular examples of our population explosion. Nixon Raps the Double Standard of Repudiation By JOHN CHAMBERLAIN THERE HAVE BEEN reports that Richard Nixon and Nelson Rockefeller, who have apartments in the same building in New York City, have an "understanding" for the coming campaign for the Republican Presidential nomination. Each, so the speculative gossip has it, would choose to throw his strength to the other rather than surrender to a Goldwater bandwagon push. While the reports might accurately measure the personal wishes of the two most important "center-looking" Republicans, it is hardly likely that they represent any hard-and-fast decisions at this early date. Everything connected with the Rockefeller candidacy must wait upon the outcome of the New Hampshire primary, which is still some six months off. All that can be said with certainty now is that Nixon and Rockefeller are simpatico about many matters of policy. They differ, however, on one important thing, and that is on this business of making unrestrained denunciations of the "radical right." Nixon, of course, does not approve of the "radical right" any more than Rockefeller does. He thinks the Birchites have done the cause of true conservatism a good deal of harm in their insistence that the two Eisenhower administrations represented a tacit cooperation with the cause of international communism. Where Nixon differs with Nelson Rockefeller is on the score of the proper strategy to be followed in denouncing "extremism." Nixon's big point is that nobody should practice what he calls a "double standard" in the analysis of "so- called extremist groups in the United States." NOT SO LONG AGO this columnist had a very interesting talk with Nixon on the subject of what should be put on the table for discussion between Moscow and the West as a preliminary to any peace treaty affecting the captive nations of Eastern Eu­ rope. My hour was up before we could get on the subject of domestic politics. But as I went out the door Nixon made some sarcastic comments on the matter of the "double standard" that is practiced in high political circles in "repudiation" of extremist support. He had not, for example, noticed any "repudiation" from the White House of Southern Congressmen who plan to filibuster on the race issue. Nor had he noticed that the New Frontier was busy cleaning its house of extremist supporters of Americans for Democratic Action. Yet the same New Frontier has hammered Republicans on the subject of the "radical right." Just recently Nixon's campaign against the "double standard of repudiation" has gone into high gear. He has been particularly critical of what has been going on in political and journalistic treatment of what the Young Democrats have been doing in his native state of California. "The antics of some of the more extreme California Young Republicans at the YR national convention in San Francisco," he says, "made front-page stories across the nation. On the other hand, the resolutions passed by the California Young Democrats at their annual convention went practically unnoticed nationally and even in California. "AT THAT CONVENTION," so Nixon continues, "the following resolutions were adopted, calling for: "1. Immediate recognition of Red China and its admission to the United Nations. "2. Resuming trade and diplomatic relations with Castro's Cuba. "3. Recognition of the communist government of East Germany. "4. Withdrawal of all American forces from Vietnam. "These shocking positions," so Nixon sums up the matter, "are straight down the Communist Party line and yet I have seen no national columnists, or any of the national Democratic leaders, call upon President Kennedy or the Democratic National Chairman to repudiate the Young Democrats of California as 'left wing extremists.' " Nixon quite accurately notes that if the Young Democrats of California were to prevail in forcing a withdrawal of the U. S. military mission from Vietnam, "even the opponents of Diem admit it would turn that country over to the communists." Nixon has been prodding Republican Congressmen to keep pointing up the "basic vulnerability of the administration wing of the Democratic Party at a time when they are hammering Republicans for "extremism." "A right-wing extremist," he says, is a "clear and present danger to the security of the nation because of his 'super' patriotism in the view of the liberal columnists. But the actions of the left- wing extremists, parroting the line of potential enemies of the United States, go practically unnoticed." Copyright 1963 Link Radical Move in U.S. to Recent Cuba Tour By PULTON LEWIS JR. WASHINGTON - A federal grand jury has summoned for closed-door testimony leaders of a radical new group which advocates violent revolution to establish a "genuine workers' state." Security officials reveal that Milt Rosen and Mort Scheer, former key operatives in the Communist Party, broke with their superiors several years ago. The two New Yorkers accused party boss Gus Hall of ideological treason in backing the Soviet Union in its long-simmering feud with Red China. They charged Hall with a lack of militancy in fighting the class war. They denounced the United Front policy which he favored. By the fall of 1961, Hall and the other members of the communist hierarchy were forced to take drastic action. They expelled the two dissidents, citing their pro-Chinese sentiments. WITH the expulsion of Rosen and Scheer, Hall found he had lost the services of several hundred young communists who, too, favored the Chinese approach. In late 1961, Rosen and Scheer formed Progressive Labor. They now claim 1,000 members, 90 per cent of them under 40 years of age. Approximately 350 arc former members of the Communist Party. The Progressive Labor (PL) philosophy has been described by Levi Laub, a dark-haired young man who led the recent tour of 58 Americans across Cuba. He says: "We consider ourselves Marxist-Leninists. Whatever name you want to call us — communist, socialist — if it fits, we'll wear it. We defend the Communist Party's right to exist in the United States and we're opposed to the sustained campaign against it." THE GOAL of PL leaders, Laub says, is the "establishment of a revolutionary Socialistic Party in the U.S. The aim would be for the working class, people who don't have a stake in ownership or management, to seize control of the state." Laub testified before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee on his return from Cuba, refusing to cooperate in any way. His testimony touched off a riot on Thursday, Sept. 12. There were at least eight Progressive Labor members on the Cuban jaunt. All assumed leadership positions. An undercover agent for the FBI and CIA, Barry Hoffman, testified that PL members conferred with Chinese and North Vietnamese communists while in Cuba. They had no contact with the Russians whom they considered to be soft, according to Hoffman. SEVERAL "elder statesmen" of the far left youth movement were on hand for the HUAC hearings. They included at least two top-ranking young communists who quit the party for PL. * Jacob Rosen (no relation to Milt Rosen) led a U.S. delegation to the Moscow Youth Festival in 1959. There he dipped the American flag in salute to Nikita Khrushchev and later toured Red China. Identified under oath as a leading young communist, Rosen took the Fifth Amendment when given an opportunity to deny the allegation. Since joining Progressive Labor, Rosen has been active in North Carolina integration activities. * Freddie Jerome, a 24-year- old son of V. J. Jerome, cultural commisar of the Communist Party, USA. The younger Jerome was also identified as a top young Communist and he, too, invoked his constitutional protection against self - incrimination. Jerome is now active in PL affairs in Manhattan. He is running the campaign of a PL candidate (Bill Epton, an admitted former communist) for the City Council and editing the movement's official magazine, Progressive Labor. Both Milt Rosen and Scheer have been called before a Brooklyn grand jury. So have other PL leaders who helped organize the Cuban trip • * * SOFT-VOICED John Williams, number one economizer in the U.S. Senate, won a typical victory the other day. He spotted in the fine print of an appropriations bill a provision that would permit the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, to pay $30,000 salaries to a select group of anonymous employes. This is some $10,000 higher than officials of any other department may earn under civil service regulations. Williams got Senator Lister Hill, Democratic floor manager for the bill, to agree that the provision would be dropped in a pending joint Senate-House compromise. Copyright 1963 ILLINOIS TAX FACTS Plan Tax Clinic SPRINGFIELD — A tax clinic for county officers and others interested in tax matters has been scheduled by the Taxpayers' Federation of Illinois for Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 1:30 p.m., in the Illinois Building Auditorium at the State Fairgrounds in Springfield. At this meeting a panel of experts will interpret legislative tax changes made by the 1963 session of the General Assembly and answer questions regarding tax rate limit laws, levies, and other problems involved in computing tax bills, according to the announcement made today by the Taxpayers' Federation of Illinois. ALTHOUGH the meeting has been set up specifically for county officers to help them in the performance of their statutory duties and to contribute to uniformity of procedure throughout the state, any local government official or businessman interested in technical tax and local government problems will be welcome. Charles C. Parchow, president of the federation, will make opening remarks, and Maurice W. Scott, executive secretary, will moderate the meeting. The main purpose of the meeting will be to provide a briefing and source of information for all county clerks, state's attorneys, treasurers, uperintendents of schools, supervisors of assessments, and other taxing officials prior to the time when they must begin the extension of taxes within their jurisdiction. Such officials have been asked to submit questions which deal with school tax district problems, school bonds, township problems, pension questions, assessments, tax rate limitation problems, tax sale, foreclosure and tax objection questions. THIS IS the eighth biennial meeting conducted by the federation for such purposes, the first being held in 1947. "By providing the best possible answers by top authorities to such tax questions, the home owner and the other small property taxpayers, whose stake isn't large enough to pay taxes under protest, will be protected by uniformity and correct procedures against unjustly high taxes. The demand on the part of county and municipal officials for this meeting is even greater this year," Scott commented. THE MAILBOX . . Letters to the Editor I think, in a TZ PRE8ENL Urges Progress Editor, Register-Mail: 'Epitaph of a Ghost Town.' The above title sums up a fate which has been hovering over Galesburg for several years. Recently we have done everything possible to prove this true. To me, there are a lot of non­ progressive people in Galesburg. Why else would this town stand in the way of a rejuvenation caused by the building of a luxury motel? The biggest problems are petty jealousies caused by people who are afraid of the Jones' getting ahead. (There are too many talkers, and not enough doers). I don't expect a change overnight as we have been in a rut in our thinking for too many years. The majority of the young people are leaving because they say "There's nothing in Galesburg." I would like to think that my children will grow old with me in Galesburg, not in California. We have to give our children a reason to stay, and we can start by keeping Mr. Peck and people like him who want to benefit our town instead of stopping them, and progress. If we don't act now, our city will be known as a rest home for the aged. — Bill Currens, 1490 Monroe St. best represented, democracy. By all means let us criticize our opposition, but let us at least allow them the dignity of the virtue of sincerity. Without this first step there can be no beginning, no reasonable compromise. — James R. Hagerty, 634 S. Academy St. to the Knoxville doctors could have been greatly reduced. It is quite easy to blame the distance on this lack of attention but it is just as close in time from Galesburg to this location or to any other location in or around (Continued on Page 5) From pj,of. The rdSl# The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever. Psalms 37:29. » • • Heaven's gates are not so highly arched as princes' palaces; they that enter there must go upon their knees.—Daniel Webster. Critic vs. Cynic Editor, Register-Mail: Re letter of Sept. 17 The Mailbox column — I wonder if the writer really meant to equate cynicism with criticism. I would think that the tag "sneering pessimist" would hardly qualify as a serious judge and definer of art. Perhaps the writer was trying to say that he has a right to criticize that which he opposes. I would agree. So much so that I would accept the axiom that democracy thrives under criticism and can only die under cynicism. Perhaps the writer meant to place the tag of cynicism on a politician; the fact remains, he only tagged himself. Perhaps he chose the word hastily but now feels that he must defend the word; certainly not as a form of criticism. My own letter (though perhaps not clearly) aimed at defending not an administration but in praising (sentimentally perhaps) the art of government — particularly the art of democracy. . . . Government is not the ideal ordering of things (though its ideal is high. Government is the practical ordering of society. This is the beauty ox the art of government The County 'Home' Editor, Register-Mail: There have been many opinions expressed on where the new Knox County Nursing Home should be built if and when the home is built. We feel that the Medical Society is entitled to its own opinion, but we were all both hurt and shocked at the article in the Saturday, Sept. 21 issue of the Register- Mail. This article voiced the opinions of the Medical Society as a whole body. We believe it would be enlightening to the readers to find out how many doctors actually felt this way. It is true many doctors have admissions but the Medical Society should inform the readers how many of these doctors have actually made visits to the home for the follow-up care on their patients the last few years. It is quite true that it has been necessary to make demands upon our Knoxville doctors who have been more than cooperative, but if the other doctors would make even the one yearly visit required by the state on their own admissions and leave adequate orders for their follow-up care the calls REMINISCING Of Bygone Times FIFTY YEARS AGO Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1913 Luther League members of the Illinois Conference of the Lutheran Church arrived in Galesburg to attend the opening session of their annual convention. While Jack Taylor, engineer at the Galesburg City waterworks, was at work, a thief ransacked his locker and stole $135. Although the theft was committed in broad daylight, the thief got away. TWENTY YEARS AGO Friday, Sept. 24, 1943 Exchangettes were guests of the Exchange Club at a meeting held at the Galesburg Club. Bond sales in the third war loan drive had reached a total of $1,640,000, the Knox County war finance committee announced. (Jalesburg Register-Mail Office 140 South frame StrMt Galesburg, Illinois rELEPHUNfc. NUMBER Register-Mail Exchange 342-6181 Entered -S Second Class Matter at the Post Office at Galesburg Illinois, under let of Congress of M"-"h 3 1878 Dally except Sunday Ethel Custer Schmith Publisher Charles Morrow £ditor and General Manager 64. H Eddy Associate Editor And Director of Public Relations H, H. Clay Managing Editor National tive Ward-Griffith porated. New York Chicago, Detroit Boston. Atlanta. San Francisco. Los Angeles Philadelphia. 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