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PAGE FOUR ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH SATURDAY, JUNE 1,1963 Editorial Problem of Public Finance One of the regrettable weaknesses in the current Illinois property U\ system is apparent in indicated ob]ections bv two Alton industries against their 1961 tax bills. 1 lie protests were against certain city t.ix rate- .is excessive. IACII as the two industries are taking initial .iction to pursue their current protests similar objections lilcd .igairtst the previous ycar'^ tax bills arc awaiting hearing in county court. No matter how tin c.ise i« decided, it is likely to be appealed. Thus .1 final decision as lo legality of (he municipal tax rates in quesiion may well be delayed until another set of tax bills h.n gone out. To realize the further seriousness of tin- situation, one must consider that the current objections arc against t.ix bills based on levies passed in 1962. Protests now up for hearing in county court were ag.iinst 19fi2 tax bills which represented levies passed in l''6l. Actually, then when the imiustries file their protests again next .year — as they doubtless will if litigation in the courts (5 not complete by that time and the issues resolved on an authoritative basis — tax levies for three years will be enmeshed in the tangle. Since the piotests are .igainst tax rates » * » » » High Crosstown Traffic Aim of the city. thi« could nic.in that other pi open v owners will have been paying for three yc.ir* the t.ixcs which two of our m.ijor Industrie- .ire questioning. If the industries ,irc upheld in the courts, thev will IIAVC r-c.iped taxes tvhich citizens of the community already have p.iid over that peri<xi. Me.nnvliile, the city council will have been acting on tax It-vie.-, for three years without die guidance of a crucial court decision on how far it c.in go in levying taxes with which to finance its operations. \\Y have long been critical of this feature of the property tax law which allows legality of i.ix levies to be so long held in question. It is not only frustrating to government bodies dependant upon the property tax for the very lifeblood of their fiscal system, hut it is exceedingly unjust to taxpayers who rmist continue paying their full bills for at least three years before anyone knows for sure whether certain portions of them arc. legitimate. Further, it holds up remedied legislation on these weaknesses in the State General Assembly. The legislature should undertake A searching study of the property tax system and determine whether it can't place the program on a more workable and just basis. Mayor P. W. Day has set his sights high and taken the long view in urging changes in the 19(54 Motor Fuel Tax street improvement program. He has suggested a final move to make the College-20th crosstown route what it should be, and connect it with an extension of Henry street. The program is sure to arouse opposition. Prime objection is that both projects would absorb heavily from the city's motor fuel tax allotments. This could be expected to encounter rough sledding from areas of town which might be attracted by the larger number of smaller projects over which a like amount of funds could be spread. It was also recalled that Henry street area * * Rising to Need Amid broad — and mostly unwarranted —criticism of our younger generation, it's a pleasure to be able to point up activity among our youth to confound the critics. Seventeen Southern Illinois University students have answered the call for volunteers in a tutoring program that seeks to remedy educational weaknesses of other young people —or even adults. The number of volunteer tutors turned out to be short of that needed, but that oply pointed up another encouraging aspect: Some others among our young people have come to act on realization they need a return to the education track and are taking this means of preparing themselves for it, even though they got far behind earlier. This type of action requires considerable courage and soulsearching. To their credit, some of the volunteer tutors agreed to compensate for the shortage by doing double duty. We hope the program will be a huge success. It will, as those benefiting from it arc able to show their gains to others, and as the tutors, themselves, are able to speak enthusiastically to others of their experiences. residents had objected in the past to extension of the street north because of apprehension over increased traffic resulting. The city, however, needs the cast-west crosstown artery. It also needs the additional north-south artery which Henry street could provide if it were extended. If there was any definite possibility these two prime projects could be undertaken, some of the smaller projects could be delayed for the needed time. It's possible the Henry streeters would oppose the extension less, now that their thoroughfare has been eliminated by the City Council's commitment to another interbelt expressway route farther west. We hope the City Council will give serious consideration to these two urgently needed trafficways. * » Setting a Pattern? • Maybe proponents of civil rights legislation have found a way to counterbalance Senate Southerners' tactics of talking the bills to death. The Congress for Racial Equality for the past few days has managed to keep a sleep-in and sit-in demonstration going in the California state capital rotunda. They are insisting on a fair housing bill for the state. The technique, if applied to Congress on other civil rights legislation, could be quite effective. It already seems to be getting somebody's goat. Senate Democratic Leader Hugh Burns told a news conference Thursday the demonstrations would do the cause no good. Negro Assemblyman Byron Rumford, another Democrat, and sponsor of the bill, warned the demonstrators they might do more harm than good, What happens to the housing bill in California may well set the pattern for other places — including Washington. Renders Forum Extremism Is Extremism Stanley Meislor's just completed serir-i- on three proposed const i- UitUnal amendments now before mativ state legislatures should br o.f interest to everyone. In all fair-] ness:, however, a more prominent j discussion should accompany i thp.<-p articles setting forth the activities of those who prompt movements such as that for the mlor.lion of such amendments. It is very simple to attribute thoughts as those set out in the proposed amendments to crackpots and anti-inlogrationists, but it is by no means the root of such thoughts. An Associated Press dispatch from New York May 27, 1963, disclosing the issuance by the Cen tor for the Study of Democratic Institutions, a non-profit organization established by the Fund for the Republic, of a pamphlet entitled "The Elite and the Elec torate." The pamphlet contains contribution.-- from—according to the dispatch—eight political and educational leaders, among whom are the prominent Senators Joseph S. Clark, of Pennsylvania and J. William Fulbright. of Arkansas. If Chief Justice Warren feels tha; there should be a great national debate on the three proposed constitutional amendments, I would cite that in "The Elite and the Electorate" Sen. Clark advanced t h e thought that the "legislaUires of America — iocal. state and national — are presently the greatest menace to the successful operation of the democratic process." He suggested that "the executive should be strengthened at the expense of the legislature." "Perhaps," he suggests, "(French President Charles) De Gaulle has shown the way. A constitutional amendment increasing the term of Representatives from two years to tour, decreasing the terms of Senators from six years to four, and holding aJl congressional elections in presidential years would help to give greater authority to presidential policy and increase his ability to get it enacted." Mind, you, the suggestion is THE LITTLE WOMAN £> Kln« FMturtJ SytidlMt*, Inc., 1MJ. Worttl rl»ht« "It's a wonderful idea—a 79-story garage with space for 20 offices in the basement." Readers Forum For Good Behavior I would like to write you just a few words to publicly congratulate chairman Kenny Van Buren and his committee on the decorations for the Marquette High Prom that was held Friday, May 24. Having heard that the gym "was something to behold" I made a point of dropping by on Saturday morning to take a look. To say I was amazed is no exaggeration. It was beautiful! The ideas, the selection of materials, and the tremendous amount of work were in full evidence in the harmonious alliance that seemed to shout with pride for a job that was well done. Though I was just an observer, I was not the only one that was awed by this handiwork. Those in attendance must have felt the same as the following * * * * morning showed no tattered remnants or torn displays, no litter, no disarray, no damage by souvenir hunters. In truth, it appeared as though the dance was yet to come. I have seen a lot of these high school students and I know them to be pretty swell people, so I am sure that their good old-fashioned "good behavior" wasn't entirely due to the surroundings of the prom. I had absolutely 1 nothing to do with this affair, but like an audience who derives pleasure from the work and performance of others in a movie, or a play, I was pleased to observe this happy marriage of a nice crowd and a, nice place. Again congratulations, Marquette juniors and seniors. You did yourself proud. ALFRED F. SCHULZ, 2401 Oakhurst Dr. Oppose Mandatory Provision The Allen-Scott Report Alaskan Senators Fight White House WASHINGTON — White House (someone RISC I Tin* knuckles are still smarting from a rough rapping in a bald job grab that was stopped cold in its trucks. :lse. The Boomerang Senator Gruening wrothily exploded. Summoning Bartlett to his of, fice, Gruening caustically berated The knuckle rappers are Alas -! Carvei . for " f . 0 ndoning this kind of ka and a's Senators Ernest Gruonmg| sh dea] „ strongly bac . ked by _nd E. L. Bartlett. While 1ite ral j Bart | etti Omening declared he Democrats who usually support , wai . shw . ked thal interior Secre- the administration, in this instance (ary _ S(ewart uda j| wou i<j " pe r- they angrily reared back ari«j mit his department to be kicked thoroughly upset the applecart. j arounf j in t |, is manner." Details of this backstage aflair that proved so discomfitting to the White House are as follows: Assistant Interior Secretary John Carver Jr., informed Gruening that the Office of Trust Territory, which administers the Sai- pan and Mariana islands in the Pacific, was to be shifted from the Interior Department to the National Security Agency. Gruening, director of the Division of Territories and Island Possessions in the Roosevelt Administration, was astounded. That just didn't make sense to him. The security agency has no administrative functions. It operates directly under the White House, and is a highly secret intelligence agency whose primary sphere is communications. Putting the Sai- pan and Mariana islands under NSA patently was a cover-up to pull off something else. j That undercover objective i Gruening immediately concluded,! was getting rid of M. W. Goding. j High Commissioner of the Trust j 'iVrritory. ]n other words, the proposed shift was a covert White House job grab. Goding is an Alaskan. Earlier | this year he was highly praised by Interior »nd Navy officials for outstanding work. Notwithstanding ihat, the White House apparently had decided to give his job to "Who and what's behind this?" demanded Gruening. "The White House." replied Carver. "Who in the White House?" pressed Gurening. The Assistant Interior Secretary ducked that one. He indicated he was acting under orders and had not been told what it was all about. "Well, you go back and tell Mr. Udall and the White House that I will fight this to the bitte end," Gruening declared grimly "It's an outrage and I do no propose to stand for it. There i absolutely no justification for i that I can imagine, other than a slick attempt to get rid of Goding and give his job to someon else. "But I can tell you that t h t White House won't get away wit it. I will not only fight this I the limit, but I'll challenge tb administration on a lot of othe things, loo. ff the White Housi is looking for truble, they'll fim they'll get plenty." "That goes for me, too," adc Alton Evening Telegraph Published Daily by Alton Telegraph Company P B COUSLEY, Publisher PAUL S. COUSLEY, Editor Subscription price 40c weekly by carrier; by mail $12 a year In Illinois and Missouri, $18 in all other states. Mall subscriptions not accepted In towns where carrier delivery Is available. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use foi publication ol all news di&palches credited In this paper and to tin- local news published herein. MKMHICK, THE AUU1T BUKEAU Ol- CIRCULATION Local Advertising Rates and Contract Information on application at the Telegraph business office. HI East Broadway, Alton, III. National Advertising Representatives The Branham Company, New Yor Chicago. Detroit and St. Louis. 4 <*»•' )mpa rojt n ed Bartlett. "I agree with everything Ernest has .said. We'ro not going to stand for this, and you toll the White House that. Don't try to gloss it over. We mean what we say. We are outraged and we want the White House to know it." Carver earnestly assured t h e irate senators their message would be delivered. Apparently it was. Several days later they were notified the job grab had been dropped. Social Whirl Despite President De Gaulle's sharp differences with President Kennedy, the French leader will come to the U.S. within a year. not that the Constitution, as it deals directly with the powers of the executive and the Congress, are to be amended, but that the, constitutional provisions with re- jard to the terms and time of election of our elected congress- mer. are to be amended for the sole purpose of increasing the authority ol the executive. Senator Clark's colleague, J. William Fulbright, in his contribution, is even more astonishing. He ays, "In the choice of basic goals, the fundamental moral udgments that shape the life of society, the judgments of trained elites are not more valid than the judgment of an educated people. '• He then suggests, "I think that we must contemplate the further enhancement of presidential authority in foreign affairs. The pros- peci is a disagreeable and per- laps a dangerous one, but the alternative is immobility, and the paralysis of national policy in a revolutionary world. . I do not see how, if those suggestions were carried into effect a more complete upheaval could be accomplished in the basic po litical philosphy of governmeiv under which the United States grown to its present position o preeminence If Meisler, Chief Justice War ren and the American Bar Asso ciation can find no other reason for the proposed constitutiona amendments now being consid ered by the state legislatures, I would suggest thai they study the steady stream of suggestions from many of our political and educational leaders, such as Sen ators Clark and Fulbright, out lining what they conceive to be the need for steady dilution o those powers reserved by the Constitution to the slates and the transfer of powers from the leg islative branch to the executive Extremism is extremism, re gardless of whether it is la beled conservatism, states rights, or liberalism. If the peo Lest Telegraph readers be misled by the Associated Press news item from Springfield retarding the PTA stand on sex education, I would like to explain further the position taken 3y our 61st annual convention leld last month in Chicago. The convention body voted to upport legislation for the es- anlishment of a state program if sex education in the public chools. The convention resist- id an effort of Chicago delegates to include in the motion he following: "including a man- latory provision if it is included in the legislation." In the debate on the manda- ory issue, delegates expressed he feeling that this would be aking from local school boards he power to decide which instructional materials, including llms, would be used in the program, and to make other decisions regarding the program which would be in the normal scope of their power. The person who spoke before he committee in Springfield saw speaking only for the Chi- to Paris in 19lil. That's what For-i wgn Minister Couve de Murvillc told tlii- President in their talk last Saturday. No date for De Gaulle's trip was indicated, hut in the fall or next .spring depending on the "political atmosphere" between the (wo countries Meanwhile French Ambassador Herve Alph- and and his beauteous wife are entertaining more frequently and lavishly than ever apparently to make up for the coolness be- pie and the press do not take issue with those who in the name of liberalism and progress set about to destroy the Consti tution by fiat, there svill always, be attempts at counter-meas uros through proposals for con stitutional amendments. How about a groat nations debate on the real issues? HARRY H. MARSHALL Attorney, First National Bank Bids. tween De Gaulle mid Kennedy. Latest Alphand social spectacular was lending the beautiful and cago Region, and not for the Illinois Congress of Parents and Teachers. ULA BRAZIER 211 Grand Ave., East Alton Never Again In the argument over the school buses, it must be remembered that the writers of the Constitution were trying to guard against. They were trying to establish a government free from oppression of the church in order that a man could worship God in his own desire and manner. They could take one look at Europe to see the "freedom" that was given to the poor heretics who wanted to worship God in their own way. This is why they were trying to insure complete freedom for government and man. This freedom must never be violated in the smallest sense. MRS. G. VANDERGRIFF 2127 College Ave. CROSSWORD - - - By Eugene Sheffer\ 12- 41 zo Z7 \<o Z4- 38 17 10 47 50 2<e 43 22 40 48 18 34- 44 14 HORIZONTAL 47. tags 49. dwarf 50. 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Curtis to seek information from a bonding house concerning the amount Of money the district could raise locally to supplement a PWA grant. A goal of half a million could be raised without change in the tax structure. With a 45-per cent-grant from PWA, the. board could rnisn the other 55 per cent to complete the financing. A Champaign man, Ed Gallagher, former Kresge store employe here, had a death-defying 50-mile an-hour ride through downtown Alton before bringing a runaway car to a stop near Hayner Library. Gallagher had jumped onto the running board as the car started from near the post office down Third street. He reached through the window and grasped the steering wheel. The Illinois Department of Public Works and Buildings became a cosponsor with Madison County in applying to the Works Progress Administration for approval of the scenic drive and recreational development planned for the Illinois shore of Alton Lake, Brothers, Charles and George Ryrie, were re-elected to head Hi-Y organizations, Charles at Roosevelt Junior High School, and George at Alton High. H. A. Stiles resigned as superintendent of Roxana refinery of Shell Petroleum Corp. He would be succeeded by Thomas Elder, then at the East Chicago, Ind. refinery. Grace Toomey was about to join four other members of her family as alumni of Shurtleff College. The others were the Rev. and Mrs. b. H. Toomey, and their two other daughters, Mildred and Ruth. Miss Elizabeth Roady, Illinois College senior at Jacksonville, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Roady of Kane, was named to Phi Beta Kappa, national honorary scholastic society. The perfect school attendance record of Ruth Marie Wilken was marred when she was absent one day to appear in court as a witness to an automobile accident. Because of her remarkable record of no tardinesses or absences, she would be allowed to "make up" her work. June 1,1913 Baccalaureate exercises opened the diamond jubilee observance of Monticello Seminary. Th« Rev. Dr. J. H. George of Chicago, president of the college board, made the address. Twenty, eight students were to be graduated. A day o! alumnae reunions was to precede the coin* mencement. Alton post office had been advanced to first class status, effective July 1, and the salary of the postmaster, henry ferueggemati, was to be increased to $3,100 a year. Alton council of Knights of Columbus sent a big delegation to Jerseyville where its degree team look a leading part at the institution of a Jersey county council. The Alton party returned on a special C&A train. The train took 40 minutes for the trip, and "its time Was bettered by about a minute by an automobile in which John. Hammond Jr. brought home a party of five of the Knights. The 8Gth commencement, week of Shurtleff College opened vvtih a baccalaureate service at which the college president, George Milton Potter, made the address. Potter was completing his first year as head of the college. C. Julius Koenig, knbwn for his skill as a mechanic and inventor, died at 57. For 22 years he was head of the mold-making department at Illinois Glass Co. A show boat, a day ahead of schedule 6n a downstream trip, tied up over Sunday at Wood River. To attract patronage for an evening show, it put on an afternoon street parade. Mr. and Mrs. John Hesse of Foslerburg were thrown from their buggy, incurring severe bruises, when their horse ran away on College Avenue after taking fright at a street car. The couple was en route home after attending church services here. Elmer A. Groshan had qualified as treasurer of the road and bridge commission of Wood River township and took custody of its $5,000 fund. Seventy lots were purchased as McClure place was put on the market. The subdivision plat contained 150 lots, and, .such was the initial demand that the owner, James R. McClure of Carlinville, now planned to plat an additional 38-acre tract. Victor Riesel British Let Castro Use Nassau NEW YORK — Secret Castro agents, with special "Cuban shopping lists" in their hands and leads, are operating out of false purchasing fronts set up in Nassau, the Bahamas, Montreal, and cey cities in the United Kingdom. These international operatives want to make the U.S. their supermarket for heavy machinery, ransport equipment of all kinds, maritime engines, locomotives, insecticides for vital sugar and to- sacco crops, and other agricultural chemicals. Without smugg- ing such heavy supplies as well as millions of spare parts out of the U.S. on the pretext of sales to non-Communist nations, the Cuban economy would collapse. Our intelligence services, coordinated across the world by the tiny Investigations Division, Of- ice of Export Control, Bureau of International Commerce, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, are aware of this British cooperation with Castro and have reported it to the highest echelons in our government. Despite official U.S. protests to London, the English have done nothing to discourage the use of Nassau as a Castro operating oase. Instead, the British have increased their shipping direct to Cuba, especially fuel tankers. British firms, such as the Dunlop Tire Co., have put a man in Havana. Must Act on Own Therefore our government must act on its own to stop the Fidelis- tas from buying strategic material in the U.S. This is almost impossible under the present undermanned system of counter investigation of the "shopping list" crowd. Here in the port of New York alone there are 10,000 export transactions processed daily. Of these, 7,000 go out by sea in some 40 ships and 3,000 by air in some 100 planes leaving Idlewild. Policing all this are exactly eight men in New York. They have 13 colleagues in Washington. This force of 21 men and 14 clerks is all we have to throw against the vast international network of the Communist world — which gets an assist from some of our allies. And the 21 men are exactly what's available to cover not only this harbor but such big ports as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Houston and all the rest. With the help of the Customs Dept., special officers in our embassies abroad, and tips from merchants who won't do business witli the Communists and frorrt the longshoremen, the Investigations Division does remarkably well. But here is what it is up against. A typical Castroite operation was cracked and frustrated some two years ago, just as it was succeeding in obtaining over half a million dollars worth of insec- Today's Prayer Almighty God, we thank Thee for the beauty of the world in which we make our home. Help us to know that nature is but the garment with which Thou dost clothe Thyself. Every common bush in aflame with Thee, hut we have no time to turn aside, and our unhallowed feet are not aware of hallowed ground. The midnight sky declares Thy glory, hut our eyes are so earthbound that they cannot see. Day unto day uttereth speech, but our ears are so dulled with inward strife that we cannot hear. Make us this day sensitive to Thy nearness. It quiets and strengthens us just to wait upon Thee in prayer. Our little span of troubled years and grief- driven days we bring into the healing and the calm of Thine eternal Presence. Grant us now Thy peace; in the name of Christ. Amen. —John Sutherland Bonncll, N.Y.C. minister-emeritus, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. (© 1963 by the Division of Christian Education, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U. S. A.) ticide in the U.S. Americans are not permitted to sell this to Cuba. So the Fidelistas set up a Panamanian agent. He placed orders in Miami. The insecticide so desperately neede'd by the Communist Cubans was to be sent to a Mexican company which was owned by a firm based in Nassau. The insecticide, really bound for the money-making Cuban crops, was to be picked up in the port of Miami by ah old tub. She was to steam slowly to Coatzacoalcos, a port 135 miles south of Veracruz on the Mexican Gulf coast. There It was to be secretly routed to Cuba. And how was all this to be paid for? The Cubans got a Canadian bank to put money in Its Nassau branch which then made credit available in a Miami bank on which the original Panamanian front for the so-called Mexican purchaser could draw. Obviously the Canadian and British authorities which keep close check on such big cash transactions knew what was happening — and must have known (hat eventually the money would be paid back to the Canadians by the Cuba Bank for Foreign Commerce. Against this kind of operation, the U.S. throws a mere 21 specialists. Such cases develop every day. Seized Equipment In the past two weeks, the Office of Export Control, using its authority to wipe out export licenses, seized $50,000 worth of heavy industrial equipment. Some weeks ago the Investigations Division discovered that a British firm known "to be extremely active in Cuba procurement efforts" was scrounging for special machinery amongst U.S. jobbers. The firm began picking up the equipment and sent out Its first shipment worth $50,000. <£> 19B3, The Hall Syndicate, Inc.) MIRROR OF YOUR MIND By JOSEPH WHITNEY ing cause is not necessarily due to career success. It is more likely due to one or more of the byproducts of success, particularly excessive intake of over-ric,h foods, and lack of adequate physical exercise. Studies have regularly found that persons in the higher income brackets gain weight as they get older, and the poor do not. IK Ndenoe fiction disturbing to children? Answer: Usually not; many youngsters become interested in science through fictionalized stories. Science writer Arthur C. Clark points out (Science Digest, March 1963) that this field assumes the future will be profoundly different. The mapping out of possible futures (bad as well as good) can br a service to children and to the community. He said science fic- f » j, f ™—, „., r,-? ^ ^ l)o success and hypertension go hand In hand? Answer: Is is not uncommon tion encourages flexibility of mind for successful business and pro- adaptability and readiness to ac- fessional men to suffer from high cept and even to welcome change, blood pressure, but the underly- «0 1863, King Feature*. Synd., Inc.) / Are pregnancy fears abnormal? Answer: No. Dr. Caroline A. Chandler of the National Institute of Health suid recently that the strange fears and 'desires of pregnant women are quite normal. As reported in Science News Letter, a woman who fears her baby will be disfigured or blind "Is not about to have a nervous breakdown." However, if she receives no sympathetic helps at this time her worries are likely to increase, and may have disastrous effects on all involved.