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4 GdleSburg Regi$ter--Mail, Galesburg,'111. Wed., Oct. 2, 1963 4 You Mean You Bagged That With a Blueprint and a Box of Tools? EDITORIAL Comment and Review 'Students 9 the V.S. Can Do Without Congressman Robert Taft of Ohio is urging the government to lower the boom on eager beavers who are enthusiastically promoting additional trips to Cuba by U.S. "students" who yearn to revel firsthand in the glories of the Castro culture. The congressman is making sense. These freeloading junkets by American youngsters to soak up Castro hatred of their country go a little beyond good, clean fun. They come uncomfortably close to being field trips in rebellion. What kind of a misguided kid is it who joyfully latches on to a free ride offered by one of the loudest enemies America has? How much more disloyal to your own country can you get than to woo unsubtle brainwashing by such a host—and then come back and sneer at American democracy as a poor imitation of the real thing as practiced by CastroJn Cuba? And how can you be much more contemptuous of your government than to storm into the U.S. Congress and scream profane insults at our lawmakers? Sure, this is a land of freedom. But we like to think it is also a land of loyalty, patriotism and decency. •/ If these "students" haven't learned this in their studies, then they had better shave of their beatnik beards, scrub themselves inside and out, put on some clean clothes and go to a different school. The Hunter and the Farmer There was once a time when hunters from the city could roam freely upon farm lands, but nowadays much farm land is posted "No Trespassing." Why this attitude by farmers? A good explanation came to hand today, in a letter which a Maquon-area fanner sent to a Peoria hunter. "It was a week ago today, you parked your car in front of our cornfield gate, preventing us from entry to our field," the letter read. The hunter's identity was learned by tracing his auto license number. The fanner, wrote the letter because of indignation caused by the churlish actions of the hunter, as the letter related — also because a calf is missing out of his herd, and may have been killed by a hunter's bullet. "There was a tractor on the other side of the gate, and when our boy went down to get the tractor, there sat your car, preventing him from entry to his own land. You lacked the nerve to come down and face us, while we were attempting to start the tractor. But later you told the boy (after you thought we all had left) that you were sorry you had blocked the entrance. "There are signs posted 'No Trespassing* and that means you. One with lack of com­ mon sense, such as you must lack, doesn't deserve to hunt on any ground. "No more consideration than you showed, I'm wondering what damage you may have caused in our timber, to our fences, gates, and 70 head of cattle within the pasture. (Gates worth $25, and fence $5 per rod). It is people like you and your buddies, who make the farmer wish the city people would never ask to hunt or fish on their ground. If I would come to Peoria and park in front of your driveway to your garage, I bet you wouldn't be long in towing my car away . . . "I should have called the game warden, but my boys said, 'Do unto others as you wish to be done by.' Did you ever hear of that saying?" The Maquon landowner's words ought to reach everyone who thinks of going out into the country to go hunting or fishing. We are confident that the majority of sportsmen not only obey the rules of decent conduct themselves, but try to get the message to the few who are such dumbbells and oafs that they spoil the sport for themselves and every other hunter and fisherman. Despite how futile it seems, we are trying to do the same thing in printing this first-hand protest from a typical mistreated landowner. Cheap for Whom? Electricity is a commodity of great use to people, but it has no known use where people aren't. Despite the need for less federal spending, which the Administration acknowledges, our government is now considering two mammoth schemes to generate current where hardly anybody is. One plan is to build the largest dam in the Western hemisphere at Rampart, Alaska, create a body of water as large as Lake Erie, and generate 20 times as much electricity as is used in all of Alaska today. The job would take almost 20 years, and would cost every man, woman and child in the U.S. more than $20 in taxes. Cheap electricity would be available in Alaska, and with it the state hopes to lure industry. Unfortunately, electric bills are a small part of the cost of operating an industry, and shipping costs to mass markets alone would be enough to gobble up any saving. And Alaska also offers the disadvantage of high labor costs, due to the high cost of living in. an area which must haul in by sea nearly everything it uses. The lake undoubtedly would be pretty and a joy to the few people who could afford the time and money to reach it, but for U.S. taxpayers it would be a largely frozen asset. The other power plan under consideration is the old Passamaquoddy idea. Miles and miles of dams across the Bay of Fundy on the Maine coast would produce a great surge of electricity now and then, and a trickle of it between times. Presumably, this would be wired to the Boston area for sale, but Boston has all the electricity it nee'ds now. There is no practical way to use all 'Quoddy's output near the generating site. This, too, would drain more than a billion dollars in taxes from Americans everywhere. We have enough coal to produce all the electricity anyone needs now, and atomic generation of power is becoming steadily more economical. Both methods produce the current where it is needed without requiring long transmission lines. If our leaders aren't kidding us when they promise economy, junking these projects would be a sound way to prove their good faith. i i • • Strategic-Material Stockpiles Rate Careful Look By JOHN CHAMBERLAIN SEN. STUART SYMINGTON, the watchdog of the stockpiles, has recently pointed to various abuses which have attended the efforts of this nation to be forehanded in applying the "ever normal granary" principle to the business of storing strategic -metals. Since the Senator, who hails appropriately from the "show me" state of Missouri, is almost incredibly learned in all things that affect military preparedness, I am sure that the excesses he points to are real, at least to some extent. But, lest we be tempted to toss the stockpiling baby out with dirty bathwater, it should be noted that the stock- pilers have a good case for most of the things they have done. The stockpiles, as of recent record, consist of close to a hundred items, mainly mineral, that are valued at approximately eight billion dollars. They were acquired in good part during and just aft­ er the Korean War, when it was deemed advisable to keep on hand a domestic backlog of strategic commodities equal to the economy 's industrial consumption of them for one year. Lately, such a backlog has come to seem excessive and some $3 .4 billion of the stockpile has been classified as surplus. Thus the shift in thinking about strategic safeguards has served to put the government retroactive* ly in a bad light. It seems to have been "wasteful" to the tune of some four billion dollars. And if the current drive to "relax cold war tensions" and save on the military budget takes on bigger proportions, the stockpiles will seem even more wasteful. They will take on the guise of costly and unnecessary inventory. BUT BEFORE we begin to apply the principles of peacetime cost accounting to our backlog of strategic minerals, we might reflect a bit on the situation of the V. S. continent in the middle of two potentially unfriendly oceans. Approximately three-fourths of our stockpiled material has come in from overseas, or from outside our own borders on our own continent. We are dependent on foreign nations for nickel, tungsten, tin, manganese, and chrome. Much of our bauxite, the raw material for aluminum production, Comes from other countries. We have enough high-cost domestic copper, but in times of emergency it helps to be able to obtain cheaper copper ore from Chile. Even our own deposits of lead and zinc are hardly enough to take care of local requirements. Now, it may be that the likelihood of a war of direct confrontation with the Soviet Union has largely evaporated. The mutual nuclear checkmate may prove a sufficient deterrent to both the NATO powers and the Soviet and its East European satellites. But this by no means gives the U. S. a guarantee that its access to strategic minerals in the outer world will remain unimpeded. For it reckons without the possibility of local "Titoist" or "Maoist" revolutions in those parts of the world that have been supplying us with such things as tungsten, tin, and bauxite. IN Tin? CONNECTION, the story of what happened to our sources of nickel in Castro's Cuba is Instructive. Most of our nickel has always come from Canada. But the nickel sources to the north of our border are concentrated in Ontario and northern Manitoba, and they could be put out of commission with a very few strategically-placed bombs, To decentralize our sources of nickel in World War II we built a nickel plant in Cuba, with a capacity to supply some fifteen per cent of our needs. A second nickel plant was built in Cuba after the war. Needless to say, these have now been swallowed up by Castro. And the Cuban nickel, instead of «m> ing to us, is going to countries behind the Iron Curtain. Our overseas sources of bauxite could easily go the Way of the Cuban nickel; Currently, we need about fourteen million ton* of bauxite a year for the aluminum Industry. There are big deposits of bauxite In British Guiana, in Haiti, and in the ftominiCM Republic. Well, if Cheddl Jagan's crew of Marxists succeeds In taking complete control of the gov ernment in British Guiana, it isn't likely that this source of bauxite would be available to us for very long. And there is always ,the chance that the Castroites will win in Haiti and Santo Domingo. We are vulnerable, too, in tungsten, which comes from South Korea, and in cobalt, which Is mined in the Congo. South Korea and the Congo are under con* stant threat, so there is consider* ably more to this business of stockpiling than meets the eye. Copyright 1963 Administration Pet Serves Plush 'Sentence By FULTON LEWIS JR. WASHINGTON. — For $20,000 a year, you'd think Ed Guthman could mind the store. As Bobby Kennedy 's number one press agent, Guthman should be available to members of the press at least from 9 to 5. There were several days last week, however, when Guthman was nowhere to be found. Not that several-score newsmen didn't try. The story begins Aug. 30, when Federal Judge Sylvester Ryan sentenced James Landis to 30 days in prison. Landis, a former Presidential adviser, had neglected to file an income tax return for several years. Soon afterward, rumors began to circulate: Landis would complete his prison term without ever seeing the inside of a prison cell. Landis, it was said, was holed up in a high-priced room in a posh New York hospital, Harkness Pavilion, receiving credit for his jail sentence. SPOKESMEN at the pavilion would say nothing except that "our instructions from the Justice Department are to refer all calls concerning Mr. Landis to either Edwin Guthman or Jack Rosenthal of the Justice Department public information office." Guthman was "out" and would not be back for several days. No, his office had no idea where he might be reached. Rosenthal, too, was unavailable for comment. A secretary told one newsman: "It has taken five days to reach Mr. Rosenthal. That's how very busy this office is." When located by this office, Rosenthal admitted Landis was in the hospital, in a $48-a-day room, guarded by two male nurses at all THE MAILBOX Nursery Helps Many Editor, Register-Mail: Especially because Galesburg is now involved in its United Fund Campaign an article in The Christian Science Monitor caught my interest. Written by Alice Myers Winther of Seattle, it shows clearly the national as well as local need for day-care centers. "Mothers who work from necessity know well enough the importance — and difficulty — of arranging adequate all-day care for their children," wrote Mrs. Winther. "But more of us who have no direct contact with this problem need to understand it if we are to help our communities meet what has become a pressing need in today's society. . . . "Many of these mothers would dearly love to stay home and take care of their children. They push themselves almost beyond endurance to keep up a home, and the majority are touchingly grateful for what we do for their children. . . . "Owing to the increasing divorce rate, the effects of the war, and the growing number of unmarried mothers, the one-parent family is not now At the same time, through improved educational technics, it is now known that children are capable of more extensive learning than was earlier believed. Trained social workers .... realize that mere babysitting is wholly inadequate in any day-care service. . . . "There is great need for community understanding and support of day-care services. We can promote better care for children .... by being informed." (End of quotation). We in Galesburg are indeed fortunate to have the fine daycare center — Knox County Day Nursery — as one of our 11 United Fund Agencies. Let us keep them! Surely everyone can give three minutes' pay per day for them. — Ehrma Swanson. Sea lions-^can be distinguished from seals in that sea lions have small external ears which true seals do not have. Sea lions lack the underfur that makes skins of fur seals valuable. Male sea lions have pug noses and manes. © Encyclopocdio Britannic* In Behalf of Dogs Editor, Register-Mail: The Sanctuary, a refuge for homeless dogs on an old hillfarm, comes again with asking hand. I, who am the staff, take new courage as autumn is over the land. First, I would thank all who have helped in the years just past. I would like 'ou to know how responsible I feel in the use of the things you have sent and how much comfort they have given. We need food (of any sort), old blankets (or pieces), old sheets and towels. Just about anything can find a place here and will be used with care and appreciation. Cold noses and warm hearts remember! — Louise Wood, The Sanctuary, Wnute 2, Wilbur Road, Martinsville, Ind. (Jalesburgf I^gfsfer-Mail Office i «l Soutn Fralrle Street, Galesburg, Illinois rEUSPHUNK NUMBER Register-Mail Exchange 342-6181 Entered •>* Second Class Matter at the Pact Office at Galesburg Illinois, under 'Vet of Congress of M -h 3 1879 Dally except Sunday. Ethel Ouster Schmitb Publisher Charles Morrow Editor and General Manager U. a. Eddy Associate iSditor And Director of Public Relations H. H. Clay Managing Editor National Advertising Representative Ward-Griffith Company incorporated. New Vorn, Chicago, Detroit Boston. Atlanta, San Iran- claco. Los Angeles Philadelphia. Charlotte. MEMTEH AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS MEMBEK ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use or republication of all the local news printed in this newspaper as well at all AP news dispatches. SUBSCRIPTION HATES By Carrier in City of Galesburg 35c a week By RFD mall In our retail trading zone' 1 Year $10.00 a Month* *3.60 6 Months $ 6.00 1 Month $1.24 No niall subscriptions accepted in towns where there if established newspaper boy delivery By Carrier in retail trading torn outside City oi Galesburg 1 week SOc By mall outside retail trading zone in Illinois lows and Missouri and by motor route to retail trading tone 1 Year $13.00 9 Month* «37| 6 Months $ 7.00 I Month |14f By mail outside Illinois [owe and Missouri l Year $18.00 3 Months $9.00 6 Months $ 9.50 1 Month $2.00 times. But, Rosenthal explained, Landis pays part of the $48 out of his own pocket. Rosenthal insisted the Landis case was not the first time a convict had served out his sentence without even entering a prison hospital. When pressed, however, he said he could not remember another case. • • e . CONGRESSIONAL opposition continues to mount over Marshal Tito's upcoming state visit. South Carolina Democrat Strom Thurmond told Senate colleagues that Yugoslavia's Tito is. one of the wiliest and most dedicated communist operatives in the world. The invitation, he said, should be rescinded. Ohio's Frank Lausche, maverick Democrat, stood on the Senate floor to quote from Tito's chief aides to the effect that their loyalties he only with Mother Russia. New York Congressman Frank Becker, a Republican, has introduced a bill that would deny the use of federal funds for any expenses incurred by Tito on this trip. Likelihood for passage is slim, however, as the Democratic leadership is almost certain to have the measure bottled up. Support of Tito's visit by Speaker John McCormack is a 180-degree turnabout for the Massachu- Gems of Thought PREACHING AND PRACTICE The error of the ages is preaching without practice. —Mary Baker Eddy To love to preach is one thing —to love those to whom we preach, quite another. —Richard Cecil An ounce of practice is worth a pound of preaching. —John Ray When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees. —Abraham Lincoln The best 'sermon is preached by the minister who has a sermon to preach and not by the man who has to, preach a sermon. —William Feather He preaches well who lives well. —Cervantes The Almanac By United Press International Today is Wednesday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 1963 with 90 to follow. The moon is approaching its full phase. The morning stars are Mercury and Jupiter. The evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn. Those born today include the Indian leader, Mohandas Gandhi, in 1869. On this day in history: In 1780, the British spy, Maj. John Andre, convicted in connection with Benedict Arnold's treason, was hanged at Tappan, N. Y. in 1889, 16 Latin American countries were represented at the first Pan-American Conference in Washington. > In 1919, a stroke paralyzed the left side of President Woodrow Wilson and forced the White House to be turned into a hospital. In 1960, a bomb blast in New York City's Times Square injured several persons and panicked hundreds. setts Democrat. During the Ei- jority Leader, McCormack led a successful House revolt that persuaded Ike to cancel plans for a Tito visit. » • * ALL DURING the Senate debate on ratification of the partial nuclear test ban, administration leaders insisted that U. S. acceptance of the same treaty as East Germany did not mean tacit recognition of that state by this country. Then one day, State Department press agents slipped up. Under­ secretary of State W. Averell Harriman called in the photographers for a special celebration. A representative of Malagasy (Madagascar) was scheduled to make his nation the 100th. country to sign the pact. Hours later, the department realized that East Germany and Outer Mongolia (communist puppet states we do not recognize) had been numbered among the first 99. They quickly announced that the Malagasy Republic was the 98th nation to sign. Copyright 1963 REMINISCING of Bygone Times its quota of $2,085,000 in the FIFTY YEARS AGO Thursday, Oct. 2, 1913 It was announced that Galesburg ladies might be wearing hoop skirts during the summer of 1914. Dr. Jerome Hall Raymond, former Knox College professor, delivered a lecture on England at the Universalist Church. TWENTY YEARS AGO Saturday, Oct. 2, 1943 Knox County oversubscribed Third War Loan, it was announced by Sidney Sr "h, chairman of the county war finance committee. Alan R. Laursen, for the past six years head librarian of Illinois Wesleyan University at Bloomington, was appointed head librarian and an associate professor of geography at Knox College.' [ WW ING ROOM I "Will you quit talking about the odds of having quintuplets?!" ACROSS 1 Wienerwurst- on-bun 7 Hot brown beverage 13 Protozoan 14 Mountain nymphs 15 Recover 16 Long-eared mammal 17 Ovum 18 Chum 19 Frappe 20 Air (comb, form) 22 Harold (ab.) 23 Rested 24 Giver Crossword Puzzzle Lunch Answer to Previous Punle 6 Began (archaic) 7 Red 8 Vocal 9 Second month (ab.) 10 Cunctative 11 Public notice 12 Italian noble family 18 Perfect golf round 311 Baked meats 22 Comfortable 23 Tossed, green dishes 25 Stream la Africa 26 Dismiss (slang) 31 Betel palmi 27 Direct 28 Mountain pass 29 Crafty SO Narrow inlet 81 Goddess of infatuation 32 Raccoon-like mammal 84 Mistress (abj 85 Crowd 86 Eye sore 88 Fruit pasty 89 Plant juice 40 Hot beverage 42 Begin 44 Observation 47-— butter sandwich 48 European chickweed 49 Hebrew ascetic W Caputuuon Pl*te# ' DOWN ILeporid 2 Greek letter 3 Dressed 4 Goddess (L»Un) (slang) 33 Dress 34 Ore deposit! nickel .gESKS* 28 Shellfish 38 Smoking instrument T 39 Twirled 41 Girl's (var.) 43 Compass point 44 Extrasensory perception, (abj 48 Spring 46 Place IT

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