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rotm ALfON Editorial Respect for New Commission wcll-carcd-for body causes little complaint. The wisely selected and limited meal causes no pain. And millions of people in the county go through life living so cxemplarily that they cause little comment. Thus, perhaps, the millions of dollars in appropriations for our state institutions of higher learning passed through the General Assembly this year with little if any flurry. The Illinois Commission on Higher Education! established two years ago by the Assembly! pruned the budgets of the six state universities and colleges sharply, and the state budget commission had little difficulty with them. In the legislature no apparent attempt was made at the usual pulling and hauling to get higher appropriations, and little debate outside the legislature was heard. We presume this is because the school authorities gave full recognition to the new commission. And certainly this must have meant that the new commission was impressing the Slum Aid For those who shun federal assistance in their efforts at slum cleanups, Governor Kerner and Northwestern University political science Professor Norton E. Long have been putting together ani interesting relief -program. Reluctance of lending agencies to undertake risks in declining neighborhoods — and hesitation of landlords to invest in blight resistence — can only lead these neighborhoods downward to squalor. The Kerner-Long plan would require stare assistance recipients to sign long-term leases. This presumably would give the state authority to withhold rent from recipients' periodic payments if necessary, thus guaranteeing rentals, and easing the risk of renting to these families. The program has its built-in potentialities for abuse. Nevertheless, the proposal has some fresh ideas that -could go a long way toward halting the spread of real estate blight in communities where property owners claim they are forced by the poor risk type tenant to keep deferring major expenses in maintenance and improvement. ***** Getting the Jump Industrial tycoon Charles Percy is getting the jump on the field for Republican governor nomination in more than one respect. And it's especially important for him. Generally regarded as belonging to the more liberal wing of the party, since his close association with President Eisenhower and chairmanship of the party's platform committee, Mr. Percy might well have been schools with its competency. We commend the new commission, established first to undertake a program of better coordinating both expenditures and programming within the state's higher education institutions. It is highly apparent the state is on the right track toward reduction of waste, and toward the more effective use of both money and effort in this area. Perhaps the performance of the commission this year will win friends and prestige enough 'to influence delegation of greater powers by future legislatures. The commission faces a complicated anil demanding task, and perhaps should have greater authority to control more directly than it now can not only the programs offered by existing institutions, but the creation of further colleges and universities or branches of the existing one. In these clays when we face a need for sharp expansion in our facilities. It should be able to take a positive -p- pro.ich in making definite recommendations for additions or eliminations of curricula with a view toward greater effectiveness. * » expected to wait until Gov. Rockefeller's situation settled down before tying himself to a Presidential candidate. Instead, he announced his entry into the GOP primary race one day, and threw in his lot with Senator Barry Goldwatcr, virtually the next. This, of course, would not preclude the expected action of Secretary of State Charles Carpcntier and Cook County GOP Chairman Hayes Robertson from expressing their less- surprising sympathy for Goldwatcr, once they announce as candidates. What with Percy's attribution to the liberal wing, however, the early move gives him a good hedge. Now he can't be accused of "me-too-ism" by supporters of the others. 'Watchdog' The bill to create a Southwestern Illinois Area planning commission slipped through the legislature with little fanfare — probably because it was of local, rather than statewide, interest. Chambers of commerce in the two-county area were divided over the bill, introduced by Senator Paul Simon of Troy. While the Chambers were far from unanimous on behalf of a measure that should do much to strengthen the bi-county area, we still believe they can be of much value serving, through their Metropolitan East association, as a "watchdog" group. Furthermore, these organizations have tremendous stores of information about the area which remains to be coordinated on a bi-county basis by an administrative staff with time to do this work. Their cooperation with the commission and its staff will be invaluable, once the hue and cry is over and the act becomes a reality. Allen-Scott Report Security Agency Boss Grilled WASHINGTON — Dr. Eugene Ghiron Fubini, who admits being a dues-paying member of a Fascist organization while a university student in Italy, is the new Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering — one of the most security-sensitive jobs in the Petagon. In this position, the 50-year-old Italian-born scientist has three supremely important functions: (1) He is the civilian boss of the super-secret National Security Agency which operates t h e government's highly classified communications-intelligence systems; (2) he has a key role in the so- called "permissive link" that controls the firing of nuclear weapons from the President down to officers in actual possession of these catastrophic warheads; (3) he directs the operation and development of the "hot line" between Washington and M o scow. These unpublicized details of Dr. Fubini's new Defense au t h o r i t y and equally important facts about his background were brought to light during a closed- door meeting of the Senate Armed Services Committee that con sidered his appointment by Pres ident Kennedy. By a 4 to 1 vote, the committee later approved Fubini's selection. The Senate has yet to act on it. The dissenting ballot was cast by Senator Strom Thurmond, D- S.C., whose questioning largely uncovered the extraordinary story of this new top Defense official who came to the U.S. in 1939 as a welli-heeled refugee from Mussolini-ruled Italy and in a few years attained toe highest secrecy rat ings in the U.S. Under Thurmond's grilling Fubini disclosed: That he and other members of his family brought $400,000 with them when -they fled Fascist Italy for "racial and political rea sons," although he admitted Jews were not then being persecuted; that although listed as an "enemy alien," ne was given clear ance during World War H to in sped Sritain's most secret .plants awj project* w* during M42-45 white a research associa^ »t Par yard's Radip laboratory, he was a "Bctenttflo consultant end tech nics) observer" ter U.S. jorces in ie late Enrico Fermi, noted Ital- an born scientist who played a major role in the development of he first U.S. atomic weapons, is a riend of Adam Yarmolinsky, controversial special assistant to Defense Secretary McNamara. Yarmolinsky is quietly reorgan- zing the Pentagon's complex security system. As Assistant Secretary for Re- earch & Engineering, Dr. Fubi- li will pass on security cases involving the highly secret National Security Agency. Also in his province will be information obtained by the Samos and Ferret satellites orbiting Russia, Red Chi- and other strategic areas. Senator Thurmond was particularly interested in Fubini's Fascist connections. "While you were attending the Technical Institute at Turin," asked Thurmond, "were you associated with any Fascist student movements?" "Yes, sir," replied Ftibini. "The student movement was almost a compulsory thing, and I paid dues to the so-called GUF, the university group of fascist students. 'Were you ever associated with any Communist or socialist movements in Italy?" continued Thurmond. "No, sir," said Fubini. "Describe the circumstances under which you left Italy," said Thurmond. 'I left Italy both for racial and political reasons," explained Fu- aini. "My family decided t h e y who Alton Evening Telegraph Published Daily by Alton Telegraph Printing Company P. B. COUSLEY, Publisher PAUL S. COUSLEY, Editor Subscription price 40c weekly by carrier; by mall S12 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 Th« Associated Press l« exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited In this paper and to the local news published herein. MEMBER. THE AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION Local Advertising Rates and Contract Information on application at the Telegraph business office. Ill East Broadway, Alton. III. National AdverlUlns Representatives; The Branham Company. New York, Chicago, Detroit and St. Louis, mildn't stand it and we determined to leave." "Was there any persecution of Jews under Mussolini while you ivere in Italy?" asked Thurmond. "No, sir," said Fubini. "Tell us how much money you brought with you," said Thurmond. "My best guess is," replied Fubini, "that the total amount owned by my family was in the magnitude of let's say $400,000." "Did you bring that amount with you?" continued Thurmond. "It was in bank accounts in Italy and America," explained Fubini. "How much did you bring in?" "Let's say something like $-1000 or $5,000," said Fubini. "Did you have as much as $'10,000," asked Thurmond. "I don't think so," replied Fubini. Senator Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, decorated arm-a m p u t e e combat veteran, questioned Fu- b i n i about his activities during World War II. "What were the circumstances of your joining our armed services during the war?" asked Inouye. An Interesting Story "I was a very peculiar individual," replied Fubini. "I didn't join the American services. I was unique. I was in an American uniform with no passport, and working for the Army, Navy and Air Force. I had the highest clearances from the British government, and I remember a very interesting story. "A man who got hold of Fermi called me one day and said, 'I would like to meet you.' I said, 'Fine,' so he brought me lo another officer in Grosvenor Square. That officer handed me a little rod tag and I looked at it and saw that it was a pass to TERE, the technical research establishment where the highest security work was going on in England. "I put the tag in my pocket and said, 'Thank you very much.' He took my arm and said, 'Wait a minute, will you please look at it?' I looked at it and he asked me who had signed it. I said, 'Sir Stafford Cripps.' He then told me, 'You are the only person in the UK who has this clearance, and you have been looked over by the British cabinet.' "So you see, Senator, I am a very peculiar individual. Every- Jatncs Mrirltttv Collective Bargaining Is a Myth » ttv .1AMKS MAH1.0W A«)sorlnl(>t1 1'rrss \rws Analyst WASHINGTON (AD—Truly free collective bargaining between a union and management is an American myth. The railroad workers will find it out if they try to strike Thursday. Even in an industry no! greatly affecting the general welfare, union-management dealings aren't quite free. They are covered by various government regulations, including the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947. But when a vital industry shutdown threatens to be a national emergency—as a rail strike would be—no president would sit back and let it happen. Labor and management have agreed he shouldn't. In May 19H2, President Kennedy's labor - management acl- vlsory committee recommended broad revisions of the Taft-Hartley law for handling emergency situations, including power to propose settlement terms. He doesn't have that power now. If either side then refused his proposed settlement, the commit- Ire said, he should refer the mat- tor to Congress with suggestions for appropriate action. This svas not a government-packed committee. It was composed of representatives of labor, business, the public and government. They agreed collective bargaining must be free but also that it must be responsive to the public interest. This meant the committee was saying—in view of what it suggested—that if a union or management isn't responsive to the general welfare it must be made THi LITTLE WOMAN ifi Kin* F«lur*s Syndicate, Inc., IWW. World rights rtimwl 'Of course I didn't watch the ball game on television every night when we were first married! There wasn't any television then." Readers Forum Why Pamper Dropouts? Since ^ when has the Alton responsive. This committee was talking only about industries and unions covered by the Tail-Hartley Act, not about railroads and railway unions which come under a different law, the Railway Labor Act. But the principle—the need for responsiveness to the general welfare—is the same, for it boils clown to one thing: the government must not sit by helplessly while a strike jeopardizes the nation. So far Kennedy hasn't followed up his committee's suggestion svith proposals of his own to Congress. But so far he hasn't faced a situation, under the Taft-Hartley law, which would require him to seek that new power. It's different with _the threatened, raijway' ; str-ike; >A11 the procedures possible under the Railway Labor Act for settling a dispute have been exhausted in an argument going back over four years. The railroads argue that, because of the improvements in engines, they have far too many firemen on their payroll, They want to drop 40,000 of them. Keeping them on, the railroads say, is strictly "featherbedding." A 15-man commission appointed by President Eisenhower upheld the railroads, suggested that 13,000 men be dropped at once, the other 27,000 gradually. The Supreme Court upheld the railroads' right to cut down on jobs. Still no union agreement. Kennedy named an emergency board which modified the previous recommendation, suggesting al 40,000 jobs be eliminated gradually. The unions still wouldn't yield The railroads were determined to go through with the lay-offs, The strike was to begin Thursday, Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz last week made another proposal to avert the shutdown He suggested, in effect, that both sides agree to compulsor.s arbitration although by an arrangement which would delay a final solution by two years. Sunday the unions rejected this. Compulsory arbitration, they said, would be a "dangerous step toward totalitarianism." But Kennedy had warned both sides he would make recommendations to Congress if there was no settlement by Thursday, July 10. That's what he's expected to dr now. He could ask Congress for special legislation compelling both sides to submit to compulsory arbitration, or giving the government the right to seize the roads, or a combination of both. When there was a railroad strike in 194G - before the war had been officially ended—President Truman asked Congress foi a law allowing him to draft rail- raid workers into the Army. The unions called off the strike al once. In 1952 Truman, exasperated b> union-management failure ti agree in the steel industry, seized it ip prevent a crippling strike. But the Supreme Court ruled he had no authority to do that. The court said only Congress, not the president, has the i>ower to seize property to avert a shut* down. The government seized the coal industry several times but under wartime powers. Parking tickets are always a source of irritation to people, and a city that wants to grow should consider this. Wouldn't free, convenient parking bring more revenue to your city than the fines you impose on shoppers? Fines ;care people away. Free parking space draws them. I live in a small community, and I try to buy everything that I can locally. I imagine Alton people are just as loyal; but by he time they get a ticket or two, hey figure they can drive to St. Louis or Belleville or some new shopping center for the price of lie ticket. Most- people rather enjoy going some place different for a change, anyway. But if Alton offered them more — such as free parking, and perhaps a free nursery, they would shop at home. I am a student at Southern Illinois University in Alton. Last summer, in broad daylight, some- oody stole the battery out of my new car! This has happened to at least three cars that I know of, and another one had a radiator stolen out of it. Others have complained of stolen books and articles. body knew about me because I was an enemy alien, and yet I was in an American uniform and had an AGO card. That i sis the reason I was able to work for the Army, Navy and Air .Force. I flew on missions over enemy territory because I felt it had tci be done in order to properly map the defenses of the Mediterranean." <© 1963, The Hall Syndicate, Inc.) school system become a baby sitting agency for "children" who do not have the initiative or energy to stay in school and get a high school diploma for themselves? These pitiful "children" must be bribed Into coming to school with the idea that the school nfficials will help them get a part-time job. It seems to me that If the school system is going to run an employment service, they should at least give a little consideration to the many of the college-bound students who are also looking for jobs. We, the students who have gone through high school, maintained high grades even while taking college preparatory subjects, look part in activities, and want to further our education, cannot obtain jobs for the summer because we will be leaving in the fall and we don't have experience. Why should the .potential dropout students be pampered? Isn't It about time the,school authorities and the different businesses and Industries of this city realize that there are a few teenagers bound for college and are not juvenile delinquents; and we need a job for a purposeful reason, not just to keep us off the streets. KERREN A. PETERSON R. R. No. 2, Godfrey. 25 and 50 Years Ago Overemphasis on Tickets Yet there is a one-hour parking limit on Leverett by the College, and the policeman in charge of tine area gives parking tickets every hour. If he can check every hour of the day for overparked cars, why can't he see when someone steals batteries out of cars? You can surely see the point I am making. There is an overemphasis on parking tickets, and a lack of planning in other areas, if Alton is to grow. It should be remembered that if one shopper is scared away by parking tickets, the city will lose not only that family's patronage, but other families as well, because women shop together, and women are the ones who spend the family income. Ask any man. MRS. C. L. SLATON Worden, 111. 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. \CRQSSWORD By Eugene Sheffer 32. 4-0 45 33 3o 27 4-2 17 34- 31 4-8 10 24 28 44 HORIZONTAL 42. Mexican 1. dance step blankets 4. French city 45. narrow 9. adult male 12. the g rape 13. entertain 14. metallic rock 15. a model 17. French painter 19. genus of maples 20. to weary 21. data 23. elected official 26. the birds 27. a resin 28. sun god 28. denary 30. peeler 31. obscure 32. printer's measure 33. the choice part 34. a support 35. looters 37. plant shoots 88. thin 39. mother of Apollo 40. game of skill inlet 46, wear away 48. period of time 49. Japanese money 60. soft drinks 51, arid VERTICAL 1. young seal 2. topaz humming 1 , bird 5. a Moslem 4. senate employees 6. god of love 6. operate 7. exists 8. College study group 9. French painter Answer to Saturday's puzzle. Avertf » |im, «| lolmluu: IS mlnnlc*. (C 1963. King Fe«tur*i Synd., Inc.) 10. land measur* 11. seine 16. perform! 18. Russian inland sea 20. Indian tent 21. goddesses of destiny 22. genus of grasses 23. classifies 24. a constellation 25. inclined roadways 27. Scottish terrier 30. gratifies 31. sagged 33. pieces out 34, cordage fiber 36. unspotted 37, waxes 39. mother of Qu tor and Pollux 40. weep 41. hasten. 42. square of turf 48. blunder 44, speak *t- artificial language OKYPTQQUIPS a Y ft D M V C A M Z A V M J4-Q L, W V 1 Saturday. Cryptoqulps TWJW BAgUga 1 P|*AVPISN If FIERY TOWER OF BABEI* fitly B>19B8 Disagreement .fivet cost for right-of-way halted widening otislnte hotite B7 frortt Alton to Hartford. Mergers of the county board's right- of-way comtriHiee wbuld undertake condemnation proceedings if a second scheduled interview with the ptoriers failed to bring an agreement. Lawrence M. Bertfy, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Berry, of 1406 Washington Ave., wns or- dnlncd n deacon of the Episcopal Church. Berry, with a BS degree from the University of Alabama, had been assistant In economics there, while studying for his Bachelor of Divinity degree at St. Luke's Seminary, Sewanee, Tenn. Property assessment records showed 87 fewer persons moved out of the city than in the previous year. Of the 681 residents who moved away in 1937, 136 went into adjacent townships, 30 to Godfrey, and 105 to Wood River. The wife of Walter F. Long, who lost his life in nn automobile accident at the foot of Job's hill, WHS located through Mrs. Carrie Jones, amateur radio operator. Mrs. Long had loft for Pueblo, Colo, the clay before the accident. Edith Jane, 1, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Antone Mullink, was rescued from near drowning by her grandfather, Gus Sneeringer, who found the child head down in a four gallon bucket htilf full of water. Shell Petroleum Corp. announced it would pay more than 90 per cent of the cost of erecting a $05,000 Roxnna village hall and recreation center if n proposed $36,000 bond issue passed at the Aug. 10 election. A PWA grant of $27,-l33 had been made to the village some weeks before. ' F. W. Olin, head of Western Cartridge Co., had recovered full sight in one of his eyes following surgery for removal of a cataract in a New York hospital. He planned to have a similar operation on the other eye. An age span of 20 years was represented in the baseball team composed of nine Watson brothers, defeated by the Shippers Department team from the Owens Illinois League. The players, ranging from 17 years up, were sons of Thomas Watson. Building o* Alton State •• Hospital Wn» ft*- pected to fnkc two yem's, find tenants of properties in the 1,100 acre hospital tfact were to be able to remnln there for nt least a yenr and possibly much longer. 0. A. Wyckott, Alton hanker who was custodian of the site for the State Board of Administration, had been authorized to enter into one-year leases with occupants of the land, with possibility such leases would be renewable. Some of the occupants had already been preparing to move to other locations. Terms of the state leasing plan wore still to be set, said Wyckoff. Tenants were expecting the state would ask one-thlfd of crops, or a rate of $5 n year on pasture lands. Alton park commission was planning to provide free semi-weekly dances In the pavilion In Rock Spring Park. As an initial step, the board had decided to provide lighting In the park to make It usable for all sorts of evening recreation activities such as picnics. Both the C&A and the Big Four'Railroads had agreed to give the city, without any charge,, easements needed for the outlet line of the Upper Alton sanitary sewer. The right-of-way required Was almost a mile in length and would extend from the Intcrurban lino viaduct, east of the city limils, to East End Place. City Engineer John C. Schwaab said the grant by the railroads would reduce estimated cost of the sewer by $5,000. The long outlet line, parallel to Millon road (now E. Broadway) was to be laid between the two sets' of railroad tracks. The city had received its now street-sprinkler, costing $290, and it was being used to lay the dust on the paved streets immediately In advance of street sweeping operations. Swooping operations had caused complaint because of the dust. One of the biggest bills ever rendered in Alton was received by J. A/ Dictz. It was a demand he pay $2 million for willows he had cut along the Alton riverfront in an area from the railroad bridge 'approach to the city's East End commons. R. H. Levis, land owner who sent the bill, was believed to have intent only to halt indiscriminate willow tree harvesting on private properties. Drew Pearson's Merry-Go-Round Walter Got Revenge on Kowalski WASHINGTON-The dead hand of one congressman is holding up the confirmation of another congressman's appointment to the Subversive Activities Control Board. Last winter President Kennedy appointed ex-Congressman Frank Kowalski of Connecticut, No. 1 friend of the enlisted man, to the Subversive Activities Control Board. Kowalski had a great record in Congress, but'during the 1959 battle over subversive activities he voted against the creation of a controller over foreign propaganda. ' The late Rep. Francis Walter, D-Pa., chairman of the un-American Activities Investigating Committee, was pushing for the passage of a bill which would create a controller with the power to stamp anything entering this country as propaganda. Many book publishers, newspaper editors, and universities were opposed. Kowalski voted with them against Congressman Walter. Only three congressmen ha'd the courage to oppose the powerful chairman of the House Un-American Activities Committee. You -Made a Mistake Immediately after the vote a fellow Democrat warned Kowalski: "You have made a terrible mistake. Walter will get his revenge. You had better go and make peace with him. At least, tell him you didn't understand the bill." "I do understand the bill, but I am not going to vote to have a controller tell me what I can read," replied Kowalski. "But," remonstrated the friend, "Walter controls all the patronage, including the telephone operators in the Capitol. You won't be able to make a phone call without having it monitored." Kowalski, however, stuck to'his guns. Subsequently, the Walter Bill was defeated in the Senate and has never become law. Kowalski was proved right. But Walter got his revenge. When Kennedy sent Kowalski's name to the Senate for confirmation, the Congressman from Pennsylvania wrote a hot letter in protest. He blocked the confirmation while alive and is still blocking it though dead. It is a rule of evidence that a letter is not admissible as evidence unless the person who writes the letter backs it up in court.. However, Sen. Jim Eastland of Mississippi, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has paid more attention to a dead man's letter, than a live man's record. Ifohby vs. Dlxlecrat One of the hottest debates of a hot summer took place between Attorney General Bob Kennedy and Sen. Strom Thurmond, D-S.C., over Civil Rights. This was the occasion" when Thurmond got off his famous question: "What would happen if a restaurant owner only wanted to serve redheaded secretaries?" As the South Carolina Dixiecrat peppered Kennedy with questions for over an hour, the Attorney General finally showed signs of irritation. But Thurmond continued: "Mr. Attorney General, isn't the public facilities law similar to the repealed prohibition amendment, in that they both would legislate Today's Prayer Dear Lord, Father of all who by faith claim Thy sonship, make us grateful to be part and parcel of humanity, so filled with potential, so fraught with danger. -Increase our appreciation for that basic freedom which Thou dost give to choose good or evil, to say yes or no even to God Himself. But give us strength and wisdom to choose aright through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen. —Dotson M. Nelson Jr., Birmingham, Ala,, minister, Mountain Brook Baptist Church. (© 1963 by the Division of Christian Education, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U. S. A.) morals?" "I think it would be supported by the vast majority of the American people. It would have a major and advantageous effect on the United States and be held constitutional by the Supreme Court." Kennedy was visibly angered when Thurmond read a letter printed in a Nashville, Tenn., newspaper, charging that Federal officials violated the R a i 1- svay. Labor Act by demanding jobs 'for Negroes on 'the Louisville and Nashville railroads.' 1 "I don't know if the facts are accurate. Do you?" Kennedy replied crisply. "This is hearsay on hearsay on hearsay." Thurmond then bore down on whether a mythical barbershop on a state border would be covered under the proposed Civil Rights Law.- , "A barbershop would not be covered as a general rule, but It might be covered if its percentage of interstate commerce was 30 per cent or more," Kennedy replied. "Even if the number were lower, the decision on coverage would depend on other factors." "You're a little vague on this, aren't you?" Thurmond jibed. The hearing adjourned. As the Attorney General departed he bumped into the man 'who;had cross-examined him. They left the room together. .--" v "I only wish mah clients gave me such straight answers," remarked the Senator from South Carolina. They parted as if nothing had liappened. Semite Travel Economy , In contrast to the special Air Force jet which carried I he Irish members, of the White House staff to Ireland for the 'big John F. Kennedy homecoming, nina Democratic Senators chartered a plane personally to fly to Salt Lake City for a dinner honoring Sen. Frank Moss of Utah. (© 1963, Bell Syndicate, Inc.) MIRROR OF YOUR MIND By JOSEPH WHITNEY Anthropoid apes can become literally bored to dedth, according to Konrad Lorenz in "King Solomon's Ring" (Crowell). Parrots are also susceptible to, the ennui of monotony, and In' time experience severe retardation. When caged parrots are freed by their equally bored owners, ;it may tnk'e months before they jiave enough courage to attempt flying. Are political joke* always popular? Answer: Only when they are told at the expense of opposition parties. Political beliefs and, religion are two subjects we least like to hear jokes about. 'Olf,limit jokes about our names,, occupation, state, etc., may seem hilarious to others but not to us. These subjects are so much a part of pur seU-cqncept that any frivolous remark may seem a personal Insult. When other people react negatively to our jokes, we are inclined to accuse them of being humorless. Do \\onien growing; old? * Answer,; Many do, bjjt when pld , age becomes a reality wojiien usually adjust better than ijpen $$. .-Studies show that- suicide among ,Wp:;^U^BV^Ihpr«W!e indefinitely 'with age ^atfd - unemployment. Ampng women, the suicide rate reaches Its peak In the early fifties, and then declines, Th!'» suggests tot vvomen "reach botAnswer: Parrots, cockatoos, torn" at the approach of old ag? . monkeys and apes often get 90 Once this milestone Is passed, tj3|d bored in captivity that they be- they have a house or a man to come mentally and physically ill. look, after: women adjust. <«& 1963, King Feamrw, Syad., Ins.) :, • t Do itnlnwls have spells , . «(

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