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PAGE FOUR ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH SATURDAY, JUNE 8,1963 Editorial Union in the Far Pacific ine* \Vc One of the newer challenpinu thoughts :i> come to tlir world' 5 notice is tin proposal ot Mal.iv.in nations in the Pacific to unite a< one. Policv makers for Malava. Indonesia, and Philippines arc now mcctinc in Manila toi .1 conference on such a unifying plan. 1-or sonic time federation pl.iiT- have hern discussed by Malaya. Singapore, and the British liorneo territories of Sarawak. Brunei, and North Borneo. These would become a new nation this <ummn. Naturally Indonesians and Filipinos would view such a move with some apprehension. Philippine'' Vice President Fmmanucl Pa- laez told the Malaya federation group )u< nation was ready lo propose a bro.-der tedeia- tion group that would include the Philippi and Indonesia in this Malay grouping. could hopi Indonesia ^ Communist teiideiKiis could he balanced out by the others, The combination would unite a population ol 140 million. It would tend in the same direction now being followed by other * » Practical British Those free-thinking souls who would challenge the Tightness of Great Britain's action in firing a war minister because of his association with a call girl — even though he didn't let. any stale secrets slip through her to the Russian operative she was dating. might t.ike a look at the fears of British officials. They are as practical as you'd expect a British apprehension to be. Laboritc leaders were willing to admit, themselves, there was no security breach. But the matter, they insisted, still was extremely grave because of the possibility that War Minister John Proiumo might eventually be a sitting duck for blackmailers. Nations run enough risks in these days with their leadership without having at their helm 3 leader so subject to pressure. Over and above that, we would agree with other British leaders that any nation deserves and should get better leadership in moral values than the British apparently were receiving from Mr. Profumo. In some years ahead we may yet develop the use of the word "profumo" as an antithesis to perfume. u ill Id >• n.ition<. lonntrii";. tor instance, h.ivf jint completed .ipprov.il of .) looso federation plan m tlieir 'Vlili r - Ab.ih.i meeting. The I'nited Arab Republic, composed of Ar.iln.iM nations with Mj;\ pt a< a nucleus .ire formim: .mother federation. Iluropc is gr.iv- it. 1111114 into eventual political unity under if. economic federation. I Ins would, in some ways, complicate further the world's .iffairs. hv introducing more large political blocs with which to deal. At the s.ime time it would be simplifying this id.ttiveh bv eliminating many of the smaller nations who must he wooed as individuals in many directions, but each one of which means little when it is won. The consolidation, too. may well crysulize world political makeup, making it more difficult tor the current leading powers, Russia am! the United States, to nibble ott bits here and there. Russia, in its program of world i (inquest, as China, would have to deal with l.irgcr powers. * » the audience and participants. This won't be exactly a duplicate of the discomfort to which Lovejoy subjected himself in eventually becoming the now-celebrated martyr, but is likely to draw an audience more creditable to his memorv. Cool, Anyway While agencies at some distance from here including Southern Illinois University at its Carbondale campus, keep the memory of Elijah P. Lovejoy alive elsewhere, the Lovejoy Memorial Association is- accomplishing the same task quite effectively here. Tomorrow afternoon the associaiton will repeat its annual memorial program — this time in the relatively cool clime of Eunice Smith School. Traditionally the program has been presented at the Lovejoy grave in City Cemetery. And that has its historical values. The school building, airconditioned as it is, can be expected to be more comfortable for Obvious Approach To Council Finance Chairman Maitland Timmermiere should go praises for his approach to solving that problem of the little 1 00 grand that wasn't there. He's calling in the professional accounting detective force the city had available all the time and giving them a chance to end the city council's puzzlement. The answer to this was so simple, it's a wonder someone didn't think of it before — especially in view of all the suspicions, the charges and countercharges that could eventually become involved. The C. J. Schlosscr firm is always on tap to guide the city in such problems, and perhaps should be called in more frequently for interpretation when the questions come up. * -1- * jj- * Decision Near Announcement that Republicans were nearing an agreement on reapportioning downstate for the House districts is good news for voters throughout Illinois. We went through this problem several years ago when the legislature experienced difficulty in reaching a compromise on redistricting required by census changes. Now we are going through it once more. But House Speaker John Lewis held Friday that proponents of a plan to reduce the number of southern Illinois districts from seven to five had all but three needed votes lined up. The state constitution requires that the legislature redraft its 59 House districts on the basis of the 1960 census. Notes on Books at Library I i "Add IJfp tn Your Wars," By 'Enist Boas, M. D. and Ho mi an, Boas. M. D.—In youth and early j middle age. we rarely think of; illness. With advancing years we I gradually discover that \ve noj longer possess our former physi- crl stamina. It is thru that we: want to know how to recognize; (ho differences between aging andj disease, and how to deal with both in prolonging life. Two medical i doctors explain the aging process j in this book, and show how toj maintain better health during the j Inter years. "Prinui Dnnnns siml Othor Roasts," By Alan Wagner — Man or woman, the true opera star is the last of the fabulous beasts— an explosive chemical combination j of great voice, personality, and i temperament. Now Alan Wagner,! an observer of wit and intelli- i gence, takes you on stage and j hack stage in this hilarious view of the strange, but characteristic doings of singers, conductors, composers, and other artists who have made opera the Queen of the Arts. "The Hidden Worlds of Poly- THE LITTLE WOMAN 25 and 50 Years Ago "You should have seen the boss's face light up when I told him you'd be glad to head the kitchen clean-up committee at the company picnic!" Victor Riesel Says: Vegetable Ranch Labor Costs Rise WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the West the other day I ran into ranchers who raise cantaloupes | extra money. State Pays The outsiders go back to their across the border. Soon there will be "runaway ranchers." Below the border, a rancher and vegetables, not cattle, who j professions and pursuits. But j finds many takers for stoop warned it will cost us "back (what of the men •— and their F.asl" lots more to eat. because I families — whose only work i» they are paying some of the ilin- j handling the produce? The state erant fruit workers $8(JU. $91)0 | of California is good to them. and even SI ,000 a week during I They can receive Sr>5 a week for the season. ,'J9 weeks during the nonharvest- These fruit workers are skill- ing season in unemployment in- ed packers, loaders and lidders. surance. Thc-v move with the sun. They Now . follow the melons, the tomatoes, the lettuce. the ranchers to the folks back East, there will be increased costs because Ihe labor at a dollar a day. At this rate the grower can pack his produce, pay the U.S. tariff and still make money. But what of those who want to continue ranching in their own country? Some of them simply go out ol business. In the norlhern San Joaquin Valley, there now are only live packing ncsia," By Robert C. Suggs—The excilement of penetraling a mysterious world is graphically expressed in this account of Dr. Sugg's recent investigation of a vital island culture. His goal was "lo uncover an unknown past"— but his excavations of village sites, burial grounds, and almost inaccessible caves, and his moving personal relationships with lhe Polynesians have a solid actuality. "Nuroyev," An Autobiography with Pictures — In the world of ballet there is no brighter star than Rudolph Nureyev, the young Russian from Central Asia who ihot to international fame when lie left the Kirov Ballet Company in 1961 and defected to the West. Since then he has danced in London, on the Continent, and in the United States and is regarded everywhere as the most exciting new dancer to have emerged in the past decade. Nureyev begins lis story with an account of the fateful day in Paris when he discovered that he was not to go on to London with the rest of the Kirov Ballet Company, but be sent back to Moscow, ostensibly for a special appearance at the Kremlin. "The Good City," By Lawrence Haworth — Arcliitects, sociologists, and city planners have attacked the problem of the modern city from their various standpoints, but here a philosopher essays a unique approach. What, he asks simply, are we after? What human values do we wish to realize? How do we define the ideal city toward which we strive? This book is an attempt to formulate a systematic philosophy of Ihe city, connecting it at one end with ethical principles and at the other with the practical discipline of city planning in the interest of j providing criteria by which concrete programs may be judged. Best Sellers of the Week FICTION: du Maurier, "The Glass-Blowers;" Salinger, "Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour—An Introduction;" McKenna, "The Sand Pebbles;" Stewart, "The Moon-Spinners;" Knebel and Bailey, "Seven Days |in May;" Carleton, "The Moonflower Vine;" Burdick and Wheeler, "Fail-Safe;" Grass, "The Tin Renders Forum The Dangers of Hatred On a recent visit to Chicago, I was appalled when I saw, at the close of an Armed forces parade, a group of boys and girls carrying placards to picket the parade. We learned they were being spoil sored by a so-called Student Peace Union. I asked a hoy standing nearby if he realized what they were doing. He was not allogelher certain. But he did inform me Ihey were pickeling the government because they did not want the armed forces. This boy was about 15 years old, as were the others. While we realize the dangers of communism, we do not pay enough atlenlion lo the many hate groups enveloping our country and civilization. They say they will eradicate the evils of communism. Seemingly, however, they are worse than communism. Their platform is hate and extermination. We had better Iry to do something about it before it is too late. , If we ever hope to live in a peaceful world, our work must begin immediately. To reach our goal, the home, school and church must join hands. Our children must be taught early in life that they owe loyalty to their country and respect to their fellowman. Before our children go picketing and become part of destructive riots, they must be taught that Today's Prayer 0 God, help those of us who are parents to be faithful to our commission lo leach lhe young. Help us who are not parents to realize that we too have a God- given responsibility to teach lhe young by precepls and example. Keep us from shirking these duties. We would learn more about Jesus, that we might impart more of His saving trulh lo children and young people. Amen. —Lyndon B. Phifer, Tallahassee, Fla., retired Melhodist editor. t© 1963 by the Division of Christian Education, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U. S. A.) where love is, there is room fo everyone. That it is one God that guides the desliny of man kind, regardless of race, color o creed. Being of lhe Jewish faith, bu a great ( respecter of all religiou beliefs, I believe the Jewish ceremony of Bar Milzvoh Is a wis one. A boy or, in recent years also a girl, on reaching 13, anc after receiving careful instruc tion, is called before the Hol Ark. There, with solemn word; and serious mien they dedicati their young lives toward becorn ing a failhful follower of the religion of their fathers, as well as loyal and worthwhile citizens. All age groups are in need o such teaching. That way, we cal learn to better understanding each other, lo realize all men are created equal in the sight of God that all men in all stations of life have their weaknesses as well as their good points. To teach intolerance and prejudice is dangerous. II is a sinful effort to waste the precious time alloted to us during our earthly stay. How much better and nicer the world would be if mankind, from childhood on, could learn to know the ruler of the earth has never been hate, but love. MARY BLUM, 1714 Rodgers Ave. * * * » Wants to Resign When I saw the picture in the Telegraph of the ex-policeman kicking the Negro boy lying on the floor, I wanted to "resign" from the white race. MRS. PATRICIA HOWARD, 1255 State St. ForumWriters,Note Writer's names and addresses must be published with letters to the Readers Forum. Letters must be concise (preferably not over 150 words). All are subject to condensation. \CROSSWORD— - By Eugene Sbeffer Their season is short ns thevl L '' S - government will not permit ' ' "" move up from the Mexir-an I/or- some n'0,000 to 80,0(10 "brac into Texas -— Rio Grande to come in from Mexico to work City and Laredo. Then on to Yuina, Arizona, over into Centro and Blythe, California. in the fields. Those in the House |..|'of Representatives who pushed through the anti-braeero vote shed operations. <io to 'Hulk Kill' But three years ago, were over -d fresh tomato Drum;", Wylie, "Triumph;" NON - FICTION: Steinbeck, "Travels With Charley;" Hopper, and then to Bakers! ield and up I. believed the Mexicans were be| ing "exploited" and forced into undignified "stoop labor." The ranchers now ask where I the field help will come from. They were thousands short last! * • '^-j '*«,**- 11 i\yi.<.ju i n tti 01 ii.Ji L *cin (. >• , . . , . year. If no domestic farm labor ! u ,' hlch '-weighed turns up. who will harvest the field labor for which there were i a f actol 'y. no bids from U.S. citi/ens. to Los Banos further north. I have some average weekly wages for a season of some seven weeks. The ranchers who supply this payroll data are quite bitter over the spectacular rates forced by labor scarcity at the height of the crops' ripening. But this bitterness is a soft sigh in a tornado, compared with thoir anger over the Congressional refusal to permit scores of thousands of Mexican nationals to come across the river utter Pec. 31 to help pick the fruits and vegetables for the packing and loading sheds. The ranchers say that the cost of hand picking now will rocket to the blazing sun just as did the tost of packing, loading, lidding mid trucking, over the years as men were needed all at once lor intense and speedy work. From a California rancher c-omes the startling news that during the '62 cantaloupe son!,on the average weekly wage came to $337.02 for loaders. For the packers the average rame to $242.75 a week. And for the truckers, $228.11. J repeat, this is for the short vousnn fnr Ilio Krwnllurl "fruit '"*" Associated Press IB exclusively season loi the fco-caiieii rruit j intti]ed to the uae for publication of tramps." So high is this season- all news dispatches credited in this a! pay that at least one rancher | [j^j g^ el j,° lhe 10CB| new " pub knows of a chiropractor who MEMB THE AUD1T BUREAU has shut his office for a month OF CIRCULATION to work as a melon packer in Locft , Advertto|ng Rate , and Con . Yuma, An/ona, during the past tract information on application at 1(1 voni-s There HI r> stiidprits "> R Telegraph biulness office, 111 JU yeais. a IKK aie btuaentb, E ast Broadway.'Alton. HI. National loo. Sonic school teachers move Advertising Representatives: The into the puciU.« Mied. to raise g£JgJ»-« „&«<» ^0^"' ing houses in this same valley. The five remaining houses have abandoned the hand-wrap [jacking system. They've gone to "bulk fill" — which means that | instead of individually wrap- "The Whole Truth and Nothing | But;" Schulx, "Happiness is a ;Warm Puppy;" Hudson, "O Ye lllol '° Jigs and .Juleps;" St. Johns, "Final Verdict;" Carson, "Silent iping each tomato, the vegetable! is poured into a container. I loaded for' shipment. lettuce, the tomatoes and other! Otner Showers a»'c doing whai vegetables for the tables of the «'omes naturally. Growing, in a land. | way, really means running open The ranchers needed at least | air fii'-tories in the fields. You 60,000 braceros last year _• fan automate Spring;" Baldwin, "The Fire Next Time; " Adumson, "F o r e v e r j Free;" Hughes, "The Ordeal ofj Power;" Woodham-Srnith, "The! Great Hunger: Ireland;" i Kennedy Seen as Cool Toivard MacinillanTalks IS 18 32 5/ 24 21 4J 19 34- 13 \<o 30 "ft 52. Z5 42 38 17 2O 47 31 IO 27 II 28 44- field as well as LONDON (AP) — No British of- ificial will admit it, but diplomats here believe President Kennedy is Now special machines are What happens now? Some U hcing developed For fruit there mllch loss kpen tha " Pl>imp Min ' S. growers already are operat- are tree shakers For lett.' istf ' r Hurald Mucin.llan ahoiit ing in Mexico. Our first eanta- Mhere is „ nic-rhamsm whir-h has loupes of the season come from in fcolor to test the firmness ol Alton Evening Telegraph Published Dally by Alton Telegraph Printing Company P. B. COUSLEY. Publisher PAUL S. COUSLEY, Editor Suhscrlption price 40c weeklv by carrier; by mall .$12 a year in Illinois and Missouri. $18 in all other states Mull subscriptions not accepted In towns where carrier delivery Is available. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS their meeting in Britain June 29. The 24-hour encounlor at Mac— line lettuce bead. Special robots '»'l'»n'« ( ' ()lln "'.v I'"""' '" *""•'*• are harvesling tomatoes. Sin.-i-' m ' fir Lonflon ' WH8 *'ni'iltanpously no human hands are involved ''"i"" 1 " 1 '' 1 '' 1 ^'"lay >>> Maemillan's Iho entire crop must ripen all offir(> and thp Whll( ' Housl> K( '"'al once, or the green ones will | n( ' (i - v wil1 «<ndwich in 111. ' be «'Ut along wilh the ready-to-! hplwpon visits to ll( ' limtj ,eat produce. So there is expori- i" ;i '. v I mentation in brooding special stop Kennedy was reported not anx- HORIZONTAL 45. outlines 47. foreboding 48. forearm bone 40. fasten 60. tear 61. Intend 62. snakelike fish 68. god of war VKRTIOAlj 1.TV personality 2. musical instrument & flightless birds 4. slumber* 5. gaiters 6. cooking utensils T. skill 8. do a favor for 9. tropical tree 10. on the sheltered side 11. fewer tomatoes, or special long vines ;i° us to be drawn inl ° Bl ' itish (l Answer to yesterday's puzzle. lor grapes. In a decailo these machines will displace considerable band labor- a process which is being .speeded by Hie difficulty ol obtaining field hands. There must bo dignity for labor, and a decent wago, and far more than .just lolorablo places lo live. Hut .''illi all this must also como an undoi standing of ihe lion campaigning hut also anxious j not to offend Maemillan, an old friend and a trusted ally. Macmillan is battling to save the life of his Conservative government which faces an election inside 1(i months. His political fortunes have slumped after a scries of setbacks, capped Ihis week by a sex scandal involving one of his ministers. There is no doubt ho would be cconomi- forces Perhaps a committee of Con- i hel « JW ! if | n ' <:uul(1 basl< in th(! «" fleeted glory of a Presidential grescmon should go out into the Western sun for a while and talk to all sides right amid! those fields which feed a land. It should make a welcome visit. , f Washington and more juslice /m . , h sides «s 1863, Tba Hall Syndicate, Jnc.i 2. small explosions 6. health resort & precious gem 12. Caln'a brother 13. equality 14. bundle of goods 15. first-class 16. West Indian IB lands 18. state exams 20. hoarfrosts 21. Javanese tree 22. loiter 23. flower 26. sublet? 29. possess 80. small bed 81. marble 82. bodily movement 86. rlverboat 87. some 88. skeleton part 80. commence 42, luggage GRYTOOQUIPB I BDF, , MN AIHUK UDWPKA ABM IUNSEP UK A AN A B6 P. t-s Avence Hue of tolntlrai King Feature* Synd.. toe.) 17. Middle Eastern country 19. negativ* reply 22. ignited . 28. canine 24. solemn wonder 25. enemy 26. banner 27. droop 28. female sheep 30. weep 83. plaid cloth 34. to (poet.) 85. quagmire 36. type of wool a&Swiai canton 39. drou 40. entloe (dial.) 41. femlninft name. 42. cheeae 43. hereditary facto i* 44. conclude* 46. Sho- ehoneao June 8,1938 A wi?id snd rain storm hit Alton in the party evening hours, overflowing creeks, washing out roads, and breaking windows. Wooden "bricks" in the Wood River bridge were loosened as a deluge of water swept over the decking. Paul E. Shortal was elected grand knight of Alton Council, Knights of Columbus, succeeding Joseph J. Springman. Anita Voyles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Voylps of Pearl street, and Robert Gibson, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Gibson, Union street received American Legion awards presented to Roosevelt Junior High School graduates. Lovejoy recipients were Robert L. Smith and Myrtle L. Conners. Walter and Leland Scoggins, who had carved their names on a land turtle in 1918, received word from Kurt Cochran, Greenfield farmer, that the tortoise had been found on his farm. The boys lived In that vicility when they caught and released the "carved" turtle. Richard H. Rust of Bunker Hill won the Gov. Horner public speaking contest trophy at the annual meeting of Ihe Illinois Chapter, Future Farmers of America, in Champaign. He used as his topic "The Good Earth," in which he traced the development of soil exploitation in the United States. Gold (high honor) alphas were awarded to the following Alton High School 1938 graduates: Bill Cassella, Fred Olsen, Constance Bruegmann, Evelyn Wilson, Helen Sapot, Ellen Gould, Charlotte McCurcy, Lucy Marshall, and An- celee Wienshienk. Silver alphas went to Evelyn Kruse, Marjorie Huff, Robert Lahlein, Margaret Hanna, George Hays, Alice Stone, Betty-Abi McDow, Gladys Watkins, Rosemary Schmidt, Vincent Monzel, Jeanne Herzler, Bill Crane, Eleanor Smith, Virginia Casey, Milford Lau, Robert Dickerson, Glen Dal ton, Fern Wild, James Johnesee, June Donahue, Agnes L. Hayes, Lucian Turk, LaVerne Freeman, Donald Meisenheimer, Bernicc Jones, Arlene Winters and Edward Tebovv. Irene Myers, 22, of Brighton, youngest delegate to the Ladies of the GAR encampment in Aurora, met for the first time a World War I veteran who had found her picture in a muddy dugout in France, lost by her uncle when he was in service in France. June a, 1913 An injury incurred by J. fi. Cook, Big F<Wf station agent at Bethalto, interrupted a Sunday afternoon baseball game between the Bethalto club and the Alton All-stars. Cook, playing at second base 1 for the Bethalto nine, suffered both compound and simple fractures of his left leg above the knee as he sought to tag out a base runner. Cook was carried to the office of a doctor, and the game was left unfinished at a 1 to 1 tie. Participants In the game made Up a fund for Cook, and he was also to receive the proceeds from a dance sponsored by the Bethalto team. Bishop Osborne of Springfield was to lay the cornerstone for St. Paul's Episcopal parish house June 15. The parish house was being erected to the north of the church with a main entrance on Market Street. A parly representing the Chicago Association of Commerce was to visit Alton in course of a tour of the stale. The Board of Trade had arranged a program for the visitors which was to include an automobile tour of the area. Reconstruction of explosion-damaged powder mills at Equitable Powder Co. plant at East Alton was completed. They were crunching a 2-day diet of sawdust to smooth up operation of. the machinery before manufacturing of powder was resumed. Samuel G. Cook, a former Shurtleff College student, now an E. St. Louis high school instructor, was injured when struck at Piasa Chautmiqua by an automobile for which he had opened the north entrance gale. A revised order in regard to the high tension line poles on Alton riverfront specified they must be 75 feet in height. The change order was the result of a government regulation requiring wires strung along a boat landing to be at least 55 feet above high water m;irk. City workmen hauled off 20 wagon-loads of refuse to clear away a "dump" left on Benbow Avenue since cleanup day. A connection between Ihe AJ&P Railway at the city street car tracks at 3rd and Belle Street was completed and ready !or use. Drew Pearson's Merry-Go-Round Depends on Who Takes Junkets WASHINGTON — The rules of junketing are completely different, depending on just who it is vho's taking the junket. For instance, 15 news photo- ;raphers and newsmen are being dropped from the President's trip o Italy .and Germany because one plane is overcrowded, and the White House says it can't afford the expense of hiring another. Yet each newsman pays for his own airplane flight. The White House supplies the plane and correlate; the flight, but members of the press are paying passengers. Here are some interesting contrasts regarding other junkets: 1. Secretary of Defense McNamara recently commandeered an entire jet for himself and wife and lew from Washington to Hono- ulu for a week-end. 2. Last fall, Ike's old plane, the Columbine, flew the House Bank- ng and Currency Committee congressmen and their wives around he world on a de luxe junket at ;overnment expense. 3. This winter, special de luxe unkets were arranged for congressmen to visit Guantanamo and cowl across the barbed wire at Castro. It became almost a commuting service — all at the tax- expense. 4. Rep. Mendel Rivers of South Carolina gets a special Air Force lane free, almost whenever he sks for it, to take him back to Charleston, S. C., for weekends. 5. Top Navy admirals used pedal planes to fly to Puerto lico last month to mingle with lobbyists at the annual Navy .eague jamboree. Yet the White House kicks 15 hotographers and reporters who want to pay th«ir fares, off the residential trip to Europe — on rie grounds of economy. Wives Are Boss At a bull session of the Federal Communications Commission, the nen who regulate radio-TV sta- tions recently were confessing how they themselves are subjec to their wives. "Who is the boss in youi house?" Commissioner Robert Lee demanded of Commissioner Rose Hyde. "My wife," Hyde said withou hesitation. "In my house, I am the boss,' boasted Commissioner Lee. "Anc my wife has authorized me to Wheat-Cotton Axis If you want to see whethei there's going to be a wheat bil or not, watch the joint operations of Senators Milt Young, the North Dakota Republican, and Dick Russell, the Georgia Democrat, together with Lister Hill, the Alabama Democrat. Though they come from opposite parts of the USA and belong to different political parlies, Ihey follow a very similar vote pattern. In Senate cloakrooms, their cooperation is called the wheat-col- ton Axis. The North Dakotan sticks with Russell and Hill on cotton while the Georgia and Alabama senators stick with Young on wheat. It doesn't make any difference what the Secretary of Agriculture says, they can usually call the tune when it comes to the two great stable farm commodities of the USA. Much of their power derives from the fact that all three arc members of the Appropriations Committee for Agriculture, and can pass appropriations bills affecting farmers. Or they retaliate •iprainst other appropriations bills favored by senators who don't vote for wheat and cotton. Fishy AmbaNMiidor When President Kennedy turned up at the big birthday dinner in Mew York the olher day, he Dumped inlo his new ambassador for fish, former Sen. Ben Smith of Massachusetts. With them was Sen. Warren Magnuson, D-Wash., chief fish champion of the Senate, and the man who persuaded Kennedy to appoint a special ambassador to protect the fishing industry in Its problems with Ecuador, Japan, and the Soviet. Ambassador Smith, an old friend of Kennedy's, was looking elegant in white tie and tails. "What are you doing there?" joked the President. "Why aren't you down at the Fulton Fish Market with your fishing togs on?" Early next morning Ambassador Smith telephoned to say that he was at the Fulton Fish Market. NOTE: Smith's No. 1 problem is probably going to be with Canada. A few days after the salubrious conference between JFK and new prime minister Lester Pearson, (he Canadian government banned all American fishing boals wilhin the 12-mile limit. The administration is trying to play down this fishing crisis, but it could become us important as the Bomarc missile argument between Kennedy and ex-price minister Diefenbaker. The United Stales claims American fishermen have the right to fish within three miles of Ihe Canadian coast, in other words up lo the international boundary. Canada is now citing Ihe old pro- libilion boundary fixed under the Hoover administration by which Ihe United States claimed the right to stop and .search foreign vessels up to VI miles offshore. (© 19C3. Dell Syndicate. Inc.) Kwiuil Success BENTON, III. up, - If the Benon High School boys who took a "iO-milo hike lost any weight on the rip, they'll gain it back pretty fast. A local restaurant offered prizes of a malt a day for a week to hose who completed the hike. Of he 37 shiudents who started, only nine held out for the full distance aid none of the 14 girls who set out completed the march. MIRROR OF YOUR MIND By JOSKPII WHITNEY whisper of our name, but sleep soundly amid raucous noises. "Such facts have inspired science ? fiction writers to speculate about teaching people during sound sleep. However, the evidence is not considered strong enough to warrant such a move because "most of the gateways to our brains are closed during sleep." Are scientists go (ling enough help? Do men pick wives like their mothers? Dr. Philip H. Abelson, director of Carnegie Institute's Geophysical Laboratory, suggested recently that scientists are getting loo much help. As reported in Science News Letter, he warned that people who answer telephones and make coffee for __ _ scientists inhibit the kind of ere- (,„'„ w ,;„,„ wh || e " B |ce,.lu g ? l)!tnci ' to bfi lik e her 1 alive atmosphere that stimulates ' pampering her, but unlike'him in the discovery process. "Too much Answer: No, because attention limiting her freedom and in de- suientific help," he said," ere- drops lo near zero during sound manding male-approved hehaiv- ates a sterile environment, in- sleep. John Pfelffer points out in ior. Thus most newlyweds ex- stead of one that is intellectually "The Human Brain" (Harper) pect marriage to reproduce only stimulating." that we may be aroused by. the the happy memories of childhood. «0 1863. Klnii Feature*. Synd., Inc.) Answer: Many men choose wives who appear to have the best qualities of their mothers, but who seem free of the mother's faults and shortcomings. In much the same way, a girl wants her hus-

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