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4 Golesburo Reaister-Moil, Gojesburg, 111. Friday, Oct11,1963 EDITORIAL Comment and Review Everybody Won Here 's a morsel of comfort for Joe Pepitone of the New* York Yankees (remember when they were invincible?): Joe has done more than make the Los Angeles Dodgers happy by committing an error that handed them the World Series. He has provided indisputable evidence that the American public is still normal and healthy. As long as an error by a baseball player can steal the show from a splendid assortment of world crises, there is basis for hope that we the people are standing up very nicely under space-age pressure. It's been some days now since Joe lost eight of that baseball coming toward the first base he usually guards so competently for the Yankees. But his misdeed is still big news — and W *U be for years to come in the memories of the hundreds of thousands of otherwise sane individuals who belong to the great brotherhood known as baseball fans. ("Fans" is short for fanatics.) It's tough on Joe, because his particular moment of human frailty turned out to be all the Dodgers needed to treat the Yankees as no self-respecting Yankee likes to be treated. But while he undoubtedly has impaired his own peace of mind, Joe may seek solace in the thought that he has provided mental therapy to the multitudes by taking millions of minds off world troubles and enabling them to concentrate on what we keep telling ourselves is just a game. Joe may not be as pretty as Mme. Nhu, but he sure crowded her out of the spotlight for a few hours at least. You think that's easy? The Electronic Authors The first book to be written by a computer is soon to be placed on the market. In fact, it was written by a number of computers working 40 hours, nonstop. The "Science Citation Index," an up-to- date listing of scientific literature, contains more than five miles of computer tape representing two and a quarter million lines in five volumes. Human authors take note: This computer- written opus will sell for the introductory price of $500 a set. Not bad for a first opus by a computer. Illia and Argentina Return of Argentina to full civilian rule comes at a time when Latin America has suffered a wave of military coups. Dr. Arturo Illia will take over a troubled government from puppet President Jose Maria Guido. The latter has ruled under military "guidance" since March 1962, when anti-Peronist armed forces deposed the constitutionally-elected President, Arturo Frondizi. Illia's coming to power is welcomed by Washington as evidence that military rule is not always irreversible. Edwin M. Martin, Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, even said, Oct. 5, that "governments controlled by the military have overseen the election to power this year in Argentina and Peru of two of the most progressive regimes either country has ever had." Alia, son of an Italian immigrant, does bring an image of homely honesty and conciliation to the Casa Rosada. But the 62-year-old country doctor campaigned for office last July on a platform that looked more radical than progressive. He vowed, for example, to cancel Argentina's contracts with foreign oil companies which find and extract the country's crude oil. He attacked International Monetary Fund agreements which limit the issue of new currency in Argentina. And he talked of experiments with "controlled inflation" to help meet government deficits and overdue debts. His promise to restore legality to the outlawed Communist Party and lead Argentina on a "non-alignment" foreign policy also raised disturbing questions. More recently Illia has been issuing con­ tradictory statements. He still is expected to cancel by decree all oil-well drilling contracts with foreign oil companies. Then he either will ask the Argentine Congress for authority to negotiate drilling contracts with all comers or renegotiate existing contracts. The idea is to remove any taint that may attach to contracts awarded without open bidding during the Frondizi years. Despite recent signs of an economic upturn, Illia takes office at a time when the republic faces difficult economic and social problems. An estimated 600,000 Argentines — 8 per cent of the labor force — are unemployed. Gross national product fell 3.9 per cent in 1962. The country owes foreign creditors some $2.7 billion, not including the private sector of the economy. And the outlook for future foreign capital investment is clouded. Illia has no popular mandate, having polled only 26 per cent of the vote in the July election. His Popular Radical Party has only a narrow majority in the Senate and just over a third of the seats in the Chamber of Deputies. Peronists remain a force to be reckoned with, but the new President can bargain with them only at his peril. It was willingness to work with the followers of exiled Juan Peron that led to the downfall of Frondizi at the hands of the military. Peronists failed to cast the large blank vote ordered by their leaders in the July election. Some thought the back of Peronism had been broken. Actually Peronists dispersed more than they defected, and their capacity for mischief remains unimpaired. Old;, But Still a Good Idea Being kind to animals is part of our way of the national observance of Be Kind to of life, due in large part to the ceaseless Anima]g Week sponso » ed b The American efforts of a remarkable organization. Next May marks the golden anniversary Humane Association. ILLINOIS TAX FACTS Driving Faults Cause Most Accidents By MAURICE W. SCOTT, Executive Secretary, Taxpayers Federation of Illinois Illinois taxpayers realize that the age of of improper driving on the part of one or automation and the day of the automobile are more drivers involved. Speeding too fast, fail- here to stay, for which they are thankful, but ing to yield right-of-way, driving left of cen- more precaution in driving by everyone will ter, and drinking contributed to three-fourths insure a greater return of tax dollars spent of the fatal accidents for which a circum- for good highways and traffic control. For stance could be assigned, every 10 fatal accidents that occurred in llli- The following facts should bring sobering nois in 1962, 9 could be attributed to some sort reflection: WHY ILLINOIS MOTORISTS MET DEATH -1962 CONTRIBUTING CIRCUMSTANCES IN FATAL ACCIDENTS Circumstances Indicated Urban Rural Total ?<. of Total Speed Too Fast 100 329 429 30.2 Failed to Yield Right of Way 158 111 2 (i!) 19.0 Drove Left of Center 32 189 221 15.6 Had Been Drinking 46 103 149 10.5 Passed Stop Sign 21 70 91 6.4 Other Improper Driving 47 44 91 6.4 Improper Overtaking 9 70 79 5.6 Disregarded Traffic Signal 26 19 45 3.2 Followed Too Closely 2 22 24 1.7 Inadequate Brakes - 4 5 9 0.6 Improper Lights 2 5 7 0.5 Made Improper Turn 4 4 0.3 Totals 447 971 1,418 100.0 During the 10 -year period (1953 through us places "precaution" in his driving vocabu- 1962), motor vehicle registrations were up lary. Do it today; tomorrow may be too 34%, licensed drivers up 12%, traveled vehicle lat % both in fliv( ? s and *f™ and « nts - n , . . . „ . ,. Source of above statistics is Illinois De- mites UP 30%, injuries up 56%, and accidents partment of Public Safetv . Motor vehicle Acup I0g%. Alarming as these figures are, such cident Facts> 1963 Edition, Published by IIli- percentages wilj continue to rise with our nois Department of Public Works and Build- yearly increase |n drivers unless each one of nigs. ^ Hi i i i HI '.ism "Over here, Madam Ntnt>—4f your ratings or* tow, w$ drop tbo jtrtgrtml" The Almanac - ——i———^» By United Press International Today is Friday, Oct. 11, the 28Uh day of 1963 with 81 to follow. The moon is approaching its new phase. The morning stars are Mercury and Jupiter. The evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn. On this day in history: In 1811, the first steam-driven ferry in the world started its run between New York City and Hoboken, N. J. In 1868, Thomas Edison filed papers for his first invention, an electrical vote recorder. In 1945, Chiang Kai-shek and Communist leader Mao Tse-tung issued a joint statement pledging their mutual desires for peace and unity. In 1962, Pope John XIII opened the second Ecumenical Council with a plea for Christian unity. Qalesbuig Rosier-Mail ouiet i«u Souta Pram* itren daiwaufg, Illinois TKUCPHUMft NOMBtfi Entered *.s Second Class Msttetat the Peel Office at Oaltiburg nil* aoia, under let of Confrsas of M-"h s. int. Daily except Sun* day. Ethel cutter Scnmlih—Publisher Charlee Morrow Edttot and General Manager M. a. fcddy ....Associate eiditof And Director « Public Relations H. H. Clay..--.....Managing editor National Advertising Representative: Ward-Griffith Company tncor. porated. New Yorn Chicago, Detroit. Boston. Atlanta, San rran- Cisco. Los Angeles Philadelphia. Charlotte. MEMTER AUDIT BUREAU OF ~ CIRCULATIONS MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS The Aasoclsted Press ts entitled ex« cluslvely to the use or republication of all the local news printed in this newspaper as well as el) AJ» newt dispatches SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in qty of oaleeburf 35e a week. By RTD mail in our retail trading l year $IOM 0 Months $ 6.00 g Montne eajg 1 Month $1 M No man subscriptions accepted in towns where there Is established newspaper boy delivery By Cerrier In retail trading tone" outside City of Oaiesburg. l Ween toe By mall outside retail trading zone in Illinois Iowa end Missouri and by motor route IB retail trading sone 1 year $13.00 | Months {3.71 a Months i 1.00 I Month jlii By mall outside tlllnots. towe and Missouri i Vear #18.00 » Months W.Of 6 Months f 0.M 1 Month 13.00 From the Past: For the Present Therefore God has highly exalt- The name of Christ—the ons ed him and bestowed on him the great word well worth all lan- name which Is above every guages in earth or heaven.— name.—Philippians 2:9. Philip J. Bailey. If Only Ike Had a Twin Brother 10 Years Younger By PETER EDSON WASHINGTON (NEA) - The three birthday parties being planned for Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower indicate he is still first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his Republican countrymen. But recent political developments raise some challenges to this last distinction. The first celebration, Oct. 12, two days before his real birthday, will be held in Hershey, Pa. Organizers of this party — Roy Wilkinson Jr., of Bellefonte, Pa., and Admiral Lewis Strauss — insist it is strictly a social affair. The hosts will be about 400 of the 850 prominent citizens President Eisenhower invited to his many private little stag dinners during his eight years in the White House. They decided to repay his hospitality with a din­ ner in his honor, at $25 a plate, Dutch treat. Even if it is nonpolitical or bipartisan — Jim Farley has accepted, for instance — all Republicans who attend are sure touches for GOP campaign contributions later on. THE FORMER President will be 73 on Oct. 14. He plans to spend that day quietly with his family in Gettysburg. But the next night he will come to Washington for a cut-rate dinner — $75 a plate instead of the usual $100 — which is frankly a political fund raiser for the 1964 campaigns. GOP National Committee Chairman William E. Miller of New York will be principal speaker, Sen. Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania toastmaster. The dessert will be cake made from Mamie's favorite recipe, and the hope is that 1,000 or. more will have it and eat it, too, in the Sheraton Park's double banquet rooms. For the Eisenhower name is etill magic, and the GOP would gladly run the general for President again — or maybe even his brother Milton — if it could. Right now, however, the ex- president and Dr. Milton are concentrating on the Republican Citizens Committee to line up independent and Democratic support for the GOP next year. Half a dozen Critical Issues Council task forces are being assembled to prepare papers on what Republican policy should be in the 1964 platform. BUT EVEN before this effort can get under way, it is being challenged by the rise of Sen. Barry Goldwater as a popular favorite for the presidential nomination. It is already obvious that a platform which satisfies Senator Goldwater isn't going to satisfy the Eisenhowers, and vice versa. The question is whether this presages a fight for party dominance between the Eisenhower middle- of-the-roaders and the Goldwater keep-to-the-righters. It would also be a fight between the Old Guard — the ex-cabinet members and administrators of the Eisenhower era — and the self-styled New Guard of young Republicans who are all out for Goldwater. There is a third Republican force in this coming fight, too. This is the Republican delegation in Congress which now makes the working policy that counts. FROM THE Eisenhower wing of the party there may well be some questioning as to where the Congressional wing gets its ideas. After the House Republicans' futile fight to tie a budget-cutting amendment onto the administration tax cut bill, business leaders who have always given heavily to GOP campaign funds let it be known that, "You don't need to expect any money from us next year if you don't pass a tax cut bill this year." Also, the national opinion polls on critical issues all seem to show preference for Kennedy administration programs over the Republican alternatives. Some politicians discount polls as usually supporting the party of whomever is President. But if the national surveys are at all accurate on current leading issues, their findings are not reflected in GOP congressional leadership policies. Patronage Boss Mum on Postmaster Post By FULTON LEWIS, JR. WASHINGTON — Paul J. Corbin has been called many things in a stormy political career. Civil is not one of them. A protege of Robert Kennedy's, Corbin dispenses patronage in a vital post at the Democratic National Committee. Modestly, he calls himself the "guy who sits at Bobby Kennedy's right hand." There have been reports for the last several weeks that Corbin, a key operative in the Wisconsin Democratic Party, had "sponsored" the nomination of Postmaster General John Gronouski. NO ONE should know better than Corbin, reasoned my associate, Bill Schulz. A telephone call to Corbin didn't shed much light on the situation. "Drop dead, you creep," advised a voice on the phone. "And you can go to hell, too," he said. My poor reporter never did get his answer from Corbin, a former aide to ex-Rep. Gerald Flynn. After Flynn received derogatory FBI reports on Corbin's background, he "gave him the alternative of either resigning or being fired," according to the Congressman. After leaving Flynn's employ, Corbin returned home to jump aboard the Kennedy for President bandwagon then en route to the Wisconsin Presidential primary. He helped direct Kennedy's smashing victory over Hubert Humphrey, then worked hard in the campaign against Nixon. When Kennedy won, Corbin came to Washington, over the anguished cries of many Wisconsin Democrats, including Rep. Clement Zablocki. The Milwaukee Journal, a liberal newspaper, dug into Corbin's background and revealed he had been closely associated with top- ranking mid-west communists during the 1940s. THE HOUSE UnAmerican Activities Committee opened a closed-door investigation into Corbin's past. Called as a witness was Fred Bassett Blair, who had been a communist wheel- horse during the time Corbin was associating with party members. Blair was asked if Corbin had been a communist. His answer: "I shall have to refuse to answer that question under the Fifth Amendment." Another witness called was Kenneth Born, who in 1943 had run for public office on the communist ticket. He was asked if Corbin, then a personal friend, had been a communist. He took the Fifth Amendment. Another party member, Emil Costello, also refused to answer when asked if he knew Corbin to be a communist. Corbin denied any communist ties. He was contradicted by an old friend, Joseph C. Kennedy, who was admittedly a member of the Communist Party in the early 1940s. He testified Corbin had been a member of the Young Communist League who sold subscriptions to the Daily Worker. COMMITTEE investigators learned that a Communist Party transfer card had been issued for Paul Corbin and his second wife, Gertrude Cox Corbin, when they moved from Milwaukee to San Francisco in 1948. Investigators discovered, too, that Corbin's party dues were paid for March 1948. Mrs. Esther Wickstrom, secretary of the Wisconsin Communist Party at that time, was called to testify. An uncooperative witness, she refused to answer many questions but said she had no knowledge of Corbin's party membership. Corbin swore under oath that all charges of communist sympathies were untrue. He continued in his job at the Democratic National Committee, worked actively for (and contributed heavily to) Wisconsin's Gaylord Nelson, successful candidate last fall for the U.S. Senate. Little more was heard about Corbin until earlier this month, when reports were rife that he had engineered the selection of John Gronouski as Postmaster General. Copyright 1963. Locust Trees Make Stripped Earth Bloom Again By JOHN CHAMBERLAIN ZANESVILLE, OHIO - If you have been exposed to "liberal" books on economics, you have certainly heard of the "rape" of the American continent. In these books the forests are always "slashed" and the soil is always "mined." Currently, the Number One Villain is the strip mine operator who scrapes away the topsoil, digs out the coal, and then departs, leaving the landscape looking ilke the surface of the moon. No doubt the strip mining companies have behaved in rather shabby fashion in parts oi the coal-bearing regions of the Appalachians, But the "liberals" who Gems of Thought GOVERNMENT The best of all governments is that which teaches us to govern ourselves. —Goethe Man is properly self-governed only when he is guided rightly and governed by his Maker, divine Truth and Love. —Mary Baker Eddy Men well governed should seek alter no other liberty, for there can be no greater liberty than a good government —Sir Walter Raleigh The art of government is not to let men grow stale. —Napoleon I A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence, the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves. —Grover Cleveland The government is us; we are the government, you and I. —Theodore Roosevelt still persist in thinking that strip mining is a means of despoiling the land forever are way behind the times, at least for the State of Ohio. Here, in this hilly area that was once famous for its pottery industry, there are several strip mining operations which exploit a low-grade coal that is good enough to fuel the power plant of the local Ohio Power Co. and to supply the electricity that runs a Kaiser Aluminum project over in West Virginia. The strip mining machinery is the most advanced in the world; one particular operation of the Peabody Coal Co, uses a giant "push-button" miner that cost the Joy Manufacturing Co. two million dollars to build. It digs out a seam of coal under a 95-foot overhang of sandstone and shale at a tremendous speed without a human hand being put to pick or shovel. But, of course, it wreaks havoc with the land, slashing a great wound across miles of once smiling countryside. ENTER, at this point, the "doctors." They don't happen to be "federal men," nor are they even employes of the State of Ohio. They are employes of private industry, "forest engineers" bent upon restoring the tumbled and denuded acres to a condition that will be worth something to the owners Many coal mining companies have started reclaiming strip mining territory because the new Now You Know By United Press International Nearly 98 per cent of the World War II veterans able to work are employed, according to the Veterans Administrati^ state laws insist that they must. But to do the Ohio Power Co. justice, it started restoring the surface of its own deforested coal acres before there was any .aw to compel it. It began its recovery operations in the nineteen forties, partly as a means of building good-will for an industry that is always vulnerable to public opinion, but mostly for reasons that had to do with sound, long- term economics. It had the worked-out coal land on its hands, it had to pay taxes on it, and it had to go on living with the people in the neighborhood. WHAT IT discovered was that if the "spoil banks" of the strip mine areas were planted with locust trees, the locust roots would fix enough nitrogen in the soil REMINISCING Of Bygone Times FIFTY YEARS AGO Saturday, Oct. 11, 1913 Lombard College was defeated by William and Vashti College of Aledo in a football game, 33-16. Members of the women's Bible class of First Baptist Church in Galesburg attended a hayrack party. Mr. and Mrs. B. Powers hosted the event. to enable a hardwood forest cover of tulip, sweet gum, ash, poplar and oak trees to prosper on the most unpromising soil in the world. For a power company, the economics of the deal are propitious for the long pull. A power company needs poles. But it can also sell its wood crops for pulp— and the paper mills that spring up wherever pulp is available are big consumers of electric power. (Continued on page 22) Crossword Puzzzle In Court* Answer to Previous Punle m TWENTY YEARS AGO Monday, Oct. 11, 1943 The Armed Forces Service Club met in Trainmen's Temple with Mrs. Alma Myers, president, presiding. The New York Yankees defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in the fifth game to win the World Series flag. ACROSS 1 Court officer 7 Absolute dominion IS One-seeded fruit 14 Official custodian 15 American attorney 16 German city 17 New Zealand parrot 18 All (prefix) 20 Yards (ab.) 81 Employing 23 Zygomatic bone 27 Excite 32 Lariat 33 One over par (golf) 34 Unfasten 35 Turkish officer 30 Highest U .S. court 89 Fat 40 "Old Nick" 42 Mariner's direction 45 Original Bohemian 46 Follower 49 River boat 52 Dynamo field 54 Lifts up 65 Business records (var.) 66 Girl's name 67 Landed property DOWN 1 Omission 2 Pain 3 Command to * horse 4 Truly $ Attendant* (pi.) 6 unicorns 7 Receding 8 Blemisb 9 Dessert 10 Tree-shaded 11 Cane 12 Longings (slang) 19 National Health Insurance (Brit, ab.) 22 Canaanitish people 23 Indo-Chinese tribesmen 24 Primitive Japanese 25 Baltic native 26 Biblical character 28 Grave 29 Awry 30 Golf gadgets Si Court-on- 44 And others circuit (Latin) 37 Flemish painter 46 Willow genus 38 European war 47 Legal wrong theater (ab.) 41 Corridor 42 Masculine appellation 43 Blue 48 Celtic 50 Building addition 51 Filipino 53 Agent (ab.) w

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