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4 Golesbur ister-Moil, Galesbu The Thinker Mondo Tom Little, Nashville Tcnncssean EDITORIAL Comment w and Review Need Positive Attitude on Employment Some gains are recorded in recent years their company presidents, barring all appli- fn the effort to alert employers to the advan- cants not of "Olympic" qualifications. But it tages of putting physically handicapped per-, seems certain many companies could liberal- sons to work for them. The minimized certain concerns. ize their practices in this respect, and take on more of the physically handicapped than they do now. It would be a desirable achievement i£ •tte trouble, of course, 'li that these em- employing concerns gave themselves a more ployers shy away from giving jobs to people who do not fit in their formulas of wprking- broadminded in favor of ascertaining the real abilities of team activity on the assembly line, or in qual- J° b applicants who are physically handi- i/ying for the insurance and retirement "fringe benefits." apped. It would be constructive for company presidents and directors to notify their personnel departments that this more positive As Dr. Frank Jirka Jr. expressed it in a a ffi rma tive attitude toward such applicants recent announcement concerning his work as j s a pp rove d i chairman of the state committee on Employ- In this way a giant step wouM be ta k en ment of the Handicapped, "Unfortunately for toward genuine compliance, rather than mere some of us, our inability to qualify for a place ljp servicef wit h appeals made during Nation- on an Olympic team is immediately apparent, al Emp i oy the Physically Handicapped Week and the personnel interviewer turns us down in proc i amat jons signed by President Ken- before he ever gets around to finding out the nedy> Governor Kerner, and Mayor Cabeen relevant facts: do we have the abilities re- 0 f Galesburg. quired by the job. Let's leave no able worker out of a job Perhaps there are personnel departments merely because he or she can't qualify as an that are hamstrung by rigid policies from athlete. Fire Prevention Week During Fire Prevention Week practically fire wiped out or interrupted steady jobs. every newspaper will print articles, photos These are the costs of negligence, care- and sketches on fire safety, how to reduce the lessness or heedlessness. This need not be so. grim toll in lives and property. Yet, at year's T h e best advice that can be offered is: end, the record will read something like this: "Don't give fire a place to start. 11 Succinctly stated, this suggests that most fires are avoidable. The sheer waste and • More than $1.5 billion in property loss- agony of fires can be curtailed by taking a About 1,500 homes destroyed or damaged by fire each day. es during the year. hard look at our habits and removing the Some 11,800 lives lost, one-third of hazards which cause fires. them children. Why not resolve that now is a good time Disfigurement of thousands upon thou- to safety-check your house to protect your sands of other fire victims. most precious assets — your family and your Countless pay less pay days because home? Cheaper by the Dozen Now we know the space age is here for Corp. of San Diego, is marketing the system, real: Do-it-yourself space kits, which enable which it calls "Forester. the buyer to loft a 100-pound payload into orbit, are being offered for the rock-bottom, hurry-before-there's-a-Iine price of $700,000. Using off-the-shelf rocket engines the manufacturer is glad to get rid of, Forester is an ''economy-fare satellite-launching system" which is seen as an inexpensive way The package includes ready-for-launch ve- for a country to buy into the space business. hides as well as flight test programs and Not only that, the packages are cheaper round support equipment. Satellites are not by the tens. That is, organizations of coun- furnished. tries interested in space can save more than Naturally, that nearly three-quarters of a 000 million dollars is a lot more than most of us crack. will see in a lifetime of work. But country- wise, it's cheap. Come on, Monaco, Gabon, San Marino and the rest of you little guys. Now you can In fact, that's how its developer, Cubic dip your oars into the new ocean. Valuable Training Jtoortg from the Class of '67, just taking halls of learning that students frequently queue up just to get through a door. Trained ability in this art will be helpful (heir first steps on the path of higher learning, make it plain that they are already learn- in the wit " h lhe burgeoning population Jug QM Of the great lessons in life: bow to in the world, it may be VERY helpful when gygjg ffilfePtfy iu &> crowded are many they 're aged alumni. Republicans New JFK By FULTON LEWIS Jft, WASHINGTON - If man is by mature a political animal, as Aristotle once observed, then John Fitzgerald Kennedy must be King of the Jungle. This is the central theme of a wildly controversial new book, among the nation's best sellers, which could well exert a significant influence on the outcome of the 1964 Presidential election. "JFK: The Man and the Myth" is a critical portrait of our President, the work of veteran newsman Victor Lasky. Republican strategists are so optimistic that they think Lasky's book will have as great an effect on the voting populace as did Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin." That book turned millions of northerners against slavery and historians say, may have helped touch off the Civil War. But GOP National Chairman Bill Miller is probably right when he says the Lasky book may well deal a major blow to the Kennedy chances fctf reflection. WORK THAN 1M,M0 copie* have been sold so far, and Las* ky's publisher, the Macmillan Co., expects to peddle more than a quarter million by November 1964. * In his meticulously documented, 653-page opus, Lasky probes the political mind of a President who hires crowd psychologists to analyze the screams of teen-age girls at Kennedy rallies, of a President who as a Representative told a Harvard audience in 1960 that he: a. could see no reason why we were fighting in Korea; b. thought sooner or later we would "have to get all these foreigners off our backs"; c. supported the McCarran Act and thought not enough had been done about Communists in government; d. respected Joe McCarthy and thought he "knew Joe pretty well, and he may have something"; «. had no great respect for Dean Acheson or indeed any tntm* her of tho Truman Adminiatra- tion; t was personalty happy that Richard Nixon had defeated ffcl* en Qahagan Douglas for U. S. Senator in California in 1980. LASKY TELLS of the Kennedy flip-flop, a guaranteed vot**wln« ning maneuver. • In i960, Richard Nixon wis described by John Kennedy as a hatchet man, taking the "low road" in his campaign for the presidency, Ten years earlier, Kennedy had personally delivered a campaign check for $1,000 to Nixon's office, the story, originally uncovered by Robert W. Richards, ace Washington correspondent for the San Diego Union, has never been denied by Kennedy. • In 1963, foes of foreign aid are attacked as shortsighted, irresponsible politicians of the partisan right. Reporting on a Far East "inspection trip" in 1950, Rep. Kennedy ripptd tato the principle of foreign aid, saying: -The vision of a bottle of milk for every Hottentot is i nice one, but it is not only beyond our grasp, it is beyond our reach.*' • In 1980, a review of Richard Rovere's biography of Joe Mc* earthy appeared in the Washington Post. Author: John Kennedy, who ripped McCarthy as a weatherman responsible for an ominous climate of fear throughout the country. He was not so outspoken when McCarthy's popularity was high, particularly in Catholic Massachusetts. A campaign contribution from father Joe Kennedy to Sen, Joe McCarthy was meant to keep McCarthy from endorsing Kennedy's opponent in the 1952 senatorial race, Republican Henry Cabot Lodge. Kennedy wrapped himself in McCarthy's cloak by stating: "This is the tragic story of China, whose freedom we once sought to pre­ serve. What our strong man haft saved, our diplomat! and our President have frittered away.* 1 He lashed out at 'lhe Lattl* mores and Fairbanks" for losing China. He and McCarthy were more than colleague*. Hie Vtkcon* sin solon spent long times in the company of Kennedy and his fa* ther in Florida, Maaiachuiett* and Washington!. When vote on the censure of Mis Carthy came, Kennedy wa* In the hospital. Even after he r*» turned to the Senate, Kennedy refused to say how he would have voted. There are other insuei on which Kennedy has taken every possible position: rural electrification, TVA, economy In government, federal aid to church schools, gov* ernmental encroachments on enterprise, the B -70 bomber, Cuba and the Cuban exiles, Laos and summit conferences, to mention (Copyright 1963, King Features) Statistics Sh w in Rate i rce By JOHN CHAMBERLAIN The public opinion polls, the reports from various regional political "pros," and a spate of recent magazine articles all combine to paint a picture of a triumphal march to the Republican Presidential nomination for Senator Barry Goldwater. Whether this means that the chances of New York's Gov. Nelson Rockefeller are "strictly from Dead- ville," as one commentator has put it, it certainly means that the Rockefeller candidacy is going to have to start all over again from way back. Rockefeller's hopes, obviously, center in the feeling that once the people get to know his bride Happy, the prejudice against him for having married a divorced woman who is the mother of several children will evaporate. And there is no doubt that the new Mrs. Rockefeller has a great and quite unaffected charm which communicates itself to la'ge numbers of people in all kinds of gatherings. Nevertheless, the Rockefeller hopes clash with a reality that has evoked little comment — the reality of the statistical trend of divorces in the U. S. For a full decade now, according to the most recent figures, the divorce rat* has been going down in practically every region and state trow Maine to Hawaii. People have stopped approving of divorce not only in theory but :n personal practice. I WAS PUT on to this when I asked a question of a New Hampshire man about the prevalent attitude toward divorce in New Hampshire, where the first important Republican primary test will be held next March. The divorce rate in New Hampshire, so I was told, had dropped a bit, from two per thousand of population as of 1950 to 1.8 per thousand a decade later. New Hampshire has a large Catholic popula­ tion, boih Irish and French Canadian, and this population has, of courts, never approved of divorce. But the New Hampshire Protestants, from the Methodists to the Congregationalists, are obviously more prejudiced in favor of permanent marriages today than they were ten or more years ago, at least in a practical way. The general trend against divorce throughout the United States as a whole involves a drop from a higher 1950 percentage than holds true for New iampshire. But the movement from higher to lower is the same almost everywhere. In the East North Central states, which include Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin, the drop is from a 1950 figure of 2.5 per thousand of population to 2.1. In the mountain states of We West, which include Nevada, the drop over the decade has gor.e from 5.5 per thousand to 4.2. Nevada itself had a 55.7 divorce rate ner thousand in 1950: ten years later the rate had fallen to 29.6 per thousand. THE DECLINING TREND in the West South Central states (including Texas and Oklahoma) has been from 4.5 in 1950 to 3.2 in 1960. In the South Atlantic states (Virginia to Florida), the fall has been from 2.4 to 2.1. And in the Northeast outside of New England, the drop has been from 1.0 per thousand of population to 0.8. Though the practice of a people may not be an accurate indication of its philosophical attitude toward a thing, the incontestable fact that Americans are becoming less willing to accept divorce as a practical personal pattern of behavior cannot be cheering news to Rockefeller partisans. In the very few places where the divorce rate is up, Rockefeller does not stand to gain anything useful in the way of sympathy or understanding. The one region in which divorces have increased in the 1950-60 decade is that of the East South Central states (Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Mississippi). Here the figures show a rise of 2.7 per thousand of population to 3.2. In Alabama the jump has been the most pronounced, from 2.9 to 5.3. But very few people in Alabama would vote for Rockefeller anyway. In the South Atlantic region, two states, Virginia and South Carolina, have gone counter to the national divorce trend. The Virginia figures are 1.8 divorces per thousand of population in 1950 and 1.9 in 1960. In South Carolina, the figure has risen from 1.1 to 1.3 but neither Virginia nor South Carolina is in "Rockefeller country." It would be interesting to know what the m of the trend in divorce statistics jn relation to Rocky'& chances for reviving his drive to the presidency. (Copyright 1963, King Features) Congress Under New Pressure on Civil By PETER EDSON WASHINGTON (NEA) — A massive, nation-wide campaign reaching a climax Thanksgiving weekend is being planned by the March on Washington leaders to pressure Congress for passage of strong civil rights legislation this year. Local campaigns will be concentrated on states and districts represented by perhaps 100 congressmen whose position on civil rights reform is considered doubtful. Individual letter writing appeals and group petitions from these congressmen's own constituents are to be organized. There will be other petitions to city councils, state legislatures and governors. Local marches are planned to accompany petitions to the post offices, to start them on their way to Washington. Delegations of 15 to 20 local citizens will be brought to the Capitol to sit in the galleries while civil rights debate is on and key votes are being taken. Meetings will be sought with congressmen in their own districts, especially during Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 27-30. It is expected that civil rights legislation will be emerging from the House about this time and entering the Senate for committee consideration. A second phase of the campaign to deal with an expected Senate filibuster will then be thrown into gear. IN ANNOUNCING THESE PLANS after an all-day meeting of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights in Washington, its chairman, Roy Wilkins, declared there would be no sit-ins at congressmen's offices. Wilkins also opposed plans for a nationwide boycott of Christmas shopping. "We have used boycotts against specific merchants effectively," he said. "If this is scattered to the 50 states, it will lose its power. it Niagara Falls, N.Y., each year entertains more than*2 million tourists. At night, the falls are illuminated by multicolored floodlights from the Canadian side. Behind the tourist facade, Niagara Falls is a thriving industrial community converting the power of the river into many useful products. Any idea of postponing action or of passing only the tax cut or the civil rights bill this year is rejected by the Negro leaders. "I think we can have both," says Wilkins. "But if not, we've got to have ours. Tax cuts can be made retroactive if passed next year. But our people are being killed. "This is not 1957 or I960. It's 1963, and if any politician thinks he can postpone action, it is a monumental blunder." THESE STRONG VIEWS WERE EXPRESSED in Washington on the same day that the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights filed its third biennial report just before the Senate gave it a one- year lease on life. Its report was a frank admission that it had failed to accomplish its mission. "The conclusion is inevitable The Almanac By United Press International Today is Monday Oct. 7, the 280th day of 1963 with 85 to follow. The moon is approaching its last quarter. The morning stars are Mercury and Jupiter. The evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn. Those born today include American poet James Whitcomb Riley, in 1849. On this day in history: In 1777, American revolutionary forces led by Gen. Horatio Gates defeated the British in the second battle of Saratoga, N. Y. In 1940, troops of Nazi Germany occupied Rumania in World War II. In 1960, at least 51 persons were killed or missing when typhoon Kit hit the Philippines. In 1961, 37 persons were killed when a British Derby Aviation DC 3 crashed in the French Pyrenees. that present legal remedies for voter discrimination are inadequate," says its report. "The only effective guarantee is enactment by Congress of some form of uniform (federal and state) voter qualification standards. "Nearly 10 years after the Supreme Court decision in the school desegregation cases, Negro children will attend segregated school in all parts of the nation . . . because of existing housing patterns and employment practices. "Within one year after issuance of Executive Order 11063 (banning discrimination in housing), little has been done to implement it so far. "THE VAST MAJORITY OF NEGROES are unskilled and semiskilled workers. Displaced by machines, they swell the ranks of the unemployed. . . . The reasons include inadequate REMINISCING Of Bygone Times FIFTY YEARS AGO Monday, Oct. 6, 1913 The barbers union in Galesburg announced that the price of haircuts, beginning Nov. 1, would increase from 25 to 35 cents. A new tackling dummy and charging machine were provided the Knox College football team. TWENTY YEARS AGO Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1943 Harry A. Webber resigned as superintendent of the city parks in Galesburg, and Russell Johnson was named acting superintendent. Ann Sothern was starring in the motion picture, "3 Hearts for Julia," featured at the Orpheum Theater. education, inferior job training, discrimination by private employers and by state and local administration of federal programs. "Civil rights denials exist in all areas of the nation, but their inter-relationships are more apparent in the heavily populated urban areas. . . . This is the challenge of the 60*s." The Civil Rights Commission makes a score of detailed recom­ mendations, to correct these abuses. In every case, these recommendations go far beyond provisions of the House, Judiciary subcommittee civil rights bill. Negro leaders hail the report as "a clean and welcome break from the old piecemeal approach." It is considered better than President Kennedy's original program but still not good enough. (jalesburg I^gister-Mail Office 140 doutto PrAirte Street rEUtPHONH NUMBER fUgister-M»» Itecnangt 342-eitl Entered ->s Second Cimm Matt« at ths Post Office at Galeiburg I1U* QOU. under tct oi Congreaa of M -"h 3 187$ Dailv except Sunday Ethel Custer SchmJtru-„ Publisher Charlet Morrow . «£4Uor and General Manage? M. H fcddy Associate Editor And Director of Public Relations, H. H. Clay Managing editor NatiunaJ Advertising Representative Ward-Griffith Company Incorporated, New York Chicago,. Da* troit Boston. Atlanta, San Francisco. Los Angeles Philadelphia. Charlotte MEMXER AUD11 BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS MEMBtiJ* ASSOC 1A llO> PRESS The Associated Presf Is entitled exclusively to the use or republication of ail the local news printed in this newspaper as weU as all AP newt dispatches SUBSCRIPTION BATES By Carrier In City of GaleeBurf SSo a Weak. By RFD mail In our ratal] trading zona: 1 Year #10.00 0 Months 93 JO 6 Months $ tt.00 1 Month $IM N o mall subscrtpttoiia accepted in towns where there ta established newspaper boy delivery By Carrier in retail trading tone outside City or Galesburg. 1 weak JOe By mall outside retail trading zone In Illinois lowa and alls* sourl and by motor route to retail trading zona 1 Year (13.00 3 Months |37l 6 Months | 7,00 1 Month llJf By mail outside OUnols. Iowa and Missouri 1 Year f18.00 3 Months S5.00 6 Months $ 0.50 1 Month WOO Crossword Puzzzle Irish FIFTY YEARS AGO Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1913 Ed Giddings opened a new drug store at 341 E. Main St. Previously he had been employed by several other drug firms in Galesburg. Sorosis Club held its first meeting at the home of Mrs. J, D. Murphy, 1065 N. Cedar St. Fron the PPM: f£ Present Will it go down to the bars of Shed? Shall we descend together into the dust?—Job 17:16. * * * We enter the world alone, we leave it alone.—James Froude. TWENTY YEARS AGO Thursday, Oct. 7, 1943 A description of the new Mayo General Hospital, which was nearing completion in Galesburg, was given to the Lions Club. Knoxville High School football team remained undefeated in Little Six play by beating Avon, 6 -0. ACROSS 1 Peanut 6 Corporation 11 Trustee for goods 12 Esteem 13 Predicament 14 Bizarre 15 Unreal 17 Ancient capital 18 Retain 19 Sheltered spot 21 Outfit 22 Superlative ending 23 Appropriately 25 Biblical pronoun 26 Durable wood 27 Over-size 30 Weight (ab.) 91 Stock-selling business 84 Vigor 87 Boy's nickname S8 Technical (ab.) 89 Commanded 40 Image 42 Tea holder* 44 Overall clotli 46 Garbs 47 Greek (comb* form) 48 Madder 49 Worms 60 Assistant* DOWN 1 Helmet type 2 Business suspension 3 Charitable gifts 4 Without (Latin) 5Deafener (dial) 6 Although (yaf.) tDebaelft 8 Ungrasped 9 Grievously 10 Contract 11 Ill-humors 13 Causeway 16 Appellation 20 Schedule 23 Small horse 24 Jack (cribbage) 25 Asiatic o« 27 Food merchants 28 Orris extracts (chem.) 29 Waste allowance 31 Card game Answer to Prevlout Putite ratios • iriP^p* • wnraui IdLSLrJEiniJl linHisiira 32 Sloth 33 Wheeled cart (India) 84 Dances (Fr.) 35 Loafer 36 Muddle 39 Sew loosely 41 Pleasing 43 Globular body 45 Months (ab.)

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