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June 24, 1963

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 9

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MONDAY, JUNE 24, 1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE NINE Paul Simon Writes: Two Big Items Still Untouched By SEN .PAUL SIMON With only a short time to go before this legislative session closes, It appears that two big items untouched and unfinished which will remain unaccomplished are: 1) Substantial improvement in our revenue structure; and 2) Proper steps forward to accomplish court reform. When the people of the state voted for the judicial amendment In 1962, they did It with the belief that they were making some substantial progress In taking our courts out of politics. While much has been done, one great evil remains untouched— a great many political appointments will continue to be made by our judges. Violates Good Sense In my opinion this violates the spirit of the judicial amendment voted gy the people — and it certainly violates good sense. The theory of our government is that the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government are independent of each other in their operation. Having judges appoint people to operate government agencies is contrary to the whole theory of our government. A judge should have as his duties the finding of innocence or guilt, not the responsibilities administration. of ARTHRITIS-RHEUMATISM Now. . .Blessed Relief from ARTHRITIS Without Drugs or Surgery If you act promptly, an amazing illustrated new FREE book that may change your whole life will be rushed to you by return mail. Send for It today— and discover why drugs give you only temporary relief. How to eliminate the cause of your aches and pains, without drugs and without surgery, a proven non- medical way. How to avoid years of jieedless agony and deformities that may cripple you for the rest of your life. You owe it to yourself to send for this valuable FREE book without delay. No No agent will call. obligation. Write The . Ball Clinic, Dept. 3-1204-JU2, bxcelsior Springs, Missouri. A postcard will do.— Adv These appointments will also mean that the long arm of politics — in its worst sense — will unquestionably enter into many court appointments. Our aim should be to keep our courts out of politics, not in politics. One of the reasons that internationally courts of our country are not .highly respected is that we have made just the mistakes this session of the legislature has made. Unfair Tux Load In the field of revenue reform, most of the evils that exist today in an unfair distribution of the tax load in our state will remain. We talked much about revenue reform, but did little. It will take another session— and more public interst — to accomplish anything substantial in the field of revenue reform. Since this is the last column of this legislative session, perhaps this is a good point to add that there is no major problem Illinois faces that cannot be solved by more public interest. Our government will be about as good as our interest is. To those of you who have read this column during the session, my thanks; to those of you who have written letters and done more than just talk about whatj state government must do, even greater thanks. My appreciation also to my wife, who has typed these columns each week, stuffed them in envelopes and mailed them to more than 300 newspapers in the stale. I must give credit also the publisher of this newspaper who — whether he agreed with me or not — tried to stimulate your interest in stafe government by running this column. I hope you do not lose that interest. . BECOMES U.S. CITIZEN LOS ANGELES — Ingrid Goude Ohrbach, left, Miss Sweden of the 1956 Miss Universe contest, is congratulated by Mrs. Jean Malles, immigration service receptionist, upon becoming an American citizen. The blonde beauty is now married and lives in Beverly Hills. 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