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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPtf WEtJNES&AY* JULY 10,1963 Editorial 2 New Strokes Against Crime Sometimes you have to advance one step at a time. The Illinois legislature's just closed session adopted a bill that would outlaw pinball machine* containing metered multiple replay devices which make it possible to accumulate points for an over-the-counter payoff. A court decision some years ago ruled these legal, since they did not make a direct payoff. The legislature's action was long in coming. It should have been taken immediately after 'completion of the Illinois Supreme Court's ruling. At any rate, it's done now arid since Governor Kerner signed it Tuesday, goes some distance to back up a bill he approved during the legislative season, establishing a state-wide anti-crime commission. The bill contains one flaw — which may Dnvhl Lawrence Threat Hits Innocent Bystanders */ WASHINGTON — Thr nation that wasn't good for Illinois, also decided it Uvas this week tjivon a painful ex THE LITTLI WOMAN be remedied later when the foollurdiness and unfairness of it becomes more evident. The legislature, while deciding this type of machine spread .1 kind of gambling disease would throw some workers out ot jobs. So ii injected a provision permitting continuation of manufacturing the devices. Now we suppose authorities will have to guard against smuggling rings slipping the for sneak operations. Chances arc the outlawing of the machines wouldn't throw any more men out of change 1 , in operations of our local oil refineries over the past five years. Yet no attempts have been made to outlaw these changes — and none will be. Test That Needs to Be Made that legislation needed to spell out a remedy- tor this problem could have been introduced and passed easily in the General Assembly session just closed. There was plenty of time Perhaps after tonight the chips will be down with regard to Mayor P. \V. Day's liquor commission salary of $100 a month. If the City Council upholds its corporation counselor, it will be up to whatever citizens are interested to contest the matter in the courts. And that's about the only way to learn what the law is — though it may cost the city a few pennies in the process. An opinion from the attorney general of the state could do little -more good in this case than that from the corporation counselor. Counselor J. W. Hoefert told the council's finance committee Monday night there were no court rulings on the problem. The question arose out of a situation rather unusual in Illinois. Though statutes ban changes of mayor's salaries %vhile they are serving their terms, they apparently don't provide against adding greatly to their responsibilities. And in this case, Mayor Day's workload has increased manifold at midterm by a change from council-manager to aldermanic form of government — a change he didn't ask for and which he outspokenly opposed. The mayor had proposed an administrative assistant of professional status, but this, too, was ruled out early by the council. While avoiding a direct breach of the ban against changing his salary, as such, the council agreed to boost -his income as liquor commissioner —. a responsibility automatically attached to his post as mayor. His income still is not comparable with that of the manager whose responsibilities Mr. Day nm>t assume. It is not beyond the realm of possibility nmplr of what could happen to "innocent bystanders." Even thr inert 1 threat of a country-wide railroad strike caused many a business to begin expensive preparations to enable commerce to machines shipped out of tiic state back in — |continue to flow. Five labor unions, each nationally organized, may today use their monopoly power over the whole industry to shut off rail traffic and thereby work statewide than have been eliminated by demoralize passenger and freight service from roast to coast. The railroad companies themselves, however, cannot function as a private monopoly. Two companies are not allowed to merge, even when one is on the verge of bankruptcy, unless permission granted by a federal government agency. Yet one railroad union doesn't require the slightest authority from the government to close down the industry and impair' the investments of millions of individual or institutional stockholders. Property thus can be destroyed at will by a private monopoly of union members. Plainly, the sentiment so often expressed in dilemmas of this kind that "there ought to be a law" is ignored in Congress and by the President. For to do anything to antagonize labor is considered politically dangerous. This is because all unions join in a ! political campaign against any administration that refuses to do their bidding. The issues in the current controversy between the railroad unions and the companies have been thoroughly debated and have been argued in collective-bargaining conferences for four years. In fact. President Eisenhower appointed a commission which reported to President Kennedy on Feb. 28, 1962. after an exhaustive review of so-called "featherbedding" — an insistence on being | paid for work not done. The commission declared in its recommendations that the railroads could make sweeping changes in the work rules and in the number of workers employed. It pro- j posed, at the same time, some curbs on railroad action, including certain tilings the companies would have to do in the way of benefits for workers who were for it. and local officials certainly realized what the situation was. N'ow the intertwining of existing laws must be sorted out and untwisted into greater clarity through the courts — if anyone is interested. And we assume someone is, -unce the Alton Citizens for Better Government has kept the question prominent for the last three weeks. No Question Here No matter what you may think about other phases of Negro demands for civil liberties, you'd certainly be in the minority of Northerners if you't deny him the right to vote. There will be little sympathy up here, and little self-searching over the controversy involving the right of the ballot, for which Negroes in Mississippi now are preparing to demonstrate once more. Those in Mississippi who had decided three weeks ago to ease their demonstrations and concentrate on vote registration have reported the books suddenly closed to them. The Hinds County Circuit Clerk explained preparations for the Aug. 6 Democratic primary had so busied his office that he had to suspend registrations. In view of the situation, we'd suggest he get the extra help needed — this time, anyway — and resume accommodating the folks long denied this privilege and overdue for it. '"When I start something, I finish it" Readers Fornni Home Troubles First With thr Fourth of July .just } problem in the minds of many to past there appears to be a re-i the U.S.A. Britain, and some of dedication in some quarters to!the other allies in NATO, the basic principles of freedom in' It is claimed that some of these a freedom-loving nation. To the i so-called allies have slackened basic principles of liberty and i ou their military forces. We here freedom as ordained and estab- i in America do not appear to have lished by the founding fathers of j all *the answers. De Gaulle ap- the Republic. i pears to stand well at home. His As many of us review the in-;course definitely smacks of iso- stant world situation — the pre-1 lationism. sent-day trend of men and affairs We have become exponents of —it would appear that it is about time some of us become more foreign travels, have tried to bolster and strengthen the government seriously concerned and interest-1 of Italy against the Communist eel in solving some of the more I m e n a c e. We concern ourselves important crisis and problems in i with a bankrupt Germany, a lot- tlie nation. ! tering scandal-ridden British gov- It has been written that many j ernmerit, and we still do not hesi- wars have been based on eco-jlate to encourage the spending of nomic problems, often the main > $4 billion to put a man on the problem. Many are presently con- j nioon. cerned in or have been giving ear- j We have not done too well in nest thought and attention to one j some of our past foreign travels. Charles De Gaulle, who. it ap-j Let's rededicate ourselves to the pears, has shattered, so to speak, j solution of some of our all-import- economic unity among the west- • ant social-economic and political ern powers. . • problems. There presently exists the. common market situation — a vital 23 ami 50 Years Ago July 10, 193S \Yardel) Vaughn, 24, Edwardsviile, became Ihn area's first drowning victim, despite efforts of five friends to rescue him. The pavty was swimming In Hop Hollow's abandoned stone quarry pool when Vaughn went under. Clarence Stahl. among Upper Alton persons who witnessed the tragedy, joined in the search for Vaughn's body. James Stalcup bicycled to Alton Water Co. pumping station to notify police. Perry Hartwtck. 64, suffered a left hip Iran- lure w^ieti a load of hay oil Which he was riding at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wankel, near Fosterburg, overturned. Struck by an automobile after leaving a bus on East Broadway, at 'Shields street, Henry Hussman, 71, Alton constable, suffered a fractured right leg, and other injuries. Miss Audrey Reardon, 16, of Union street, was injured in an automobile crash two hours after returning from a 600-mile trip to Newcastle, Ind. Probate Judge C. \V. Burton entered the race for the county's state's attorney's post, pledging vigorous support of better law enforcement in the county. The season's hottest day showed a temperature of D6 degrees. ' Fred Bray, Jr., 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bray of Lawton avenue, suffered a serious head injury when struck by a ball bat that slipped from the hand of the batter. Clyde L. Miller, 43, was moved to St. Joseph's Hospital for treatment of heat prostration. He was the third such victim of the season. Miss Lillian Thornton of Ml. Vernon, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Kitzmiller, had been awarded a Shurtleff College scholarship. Her great-grandfather, the Rev. M. V. Kitzmiller of Girard. had donated his library to the school. Albert Arnold 'of Carlinville was the ace technician on the movie set where Myrna Loy and Clark Gable were making "Too Hot to Handle," under Director W. S. Van Dyke. , Robert C. Moore of Carlinville resigned after 23 years as secretary of the Illinois Education Association. Mrs. Henry Dossett, 56, of East Alton died 'of a heart attack at her home. July Alton naval reserves on the Sir. Illinois arrived back in Alton after the upstream leg of their training cruise on which they went as tor ns Poorln. Adjutant General Frnnk Dlckson and Stale Senator Ed Bcall were to board the steamboat here and continue with the mlllHttltlen on their downstream cruise. The militiamen were kept oil the boat here until n smallpox scare was disposed of. One of the enlisted men, thorn- as CaWwell, had broken out \vUh ft skin eruption. Dr. D. F. Dtiggan, local representative of the State Health Department, was called to make a diagnosis. "Jusl prickly heat" was Ills finding. C. F. Yeakel, auto dealer, received another carload of Studebakers and made delivery of oars to Bert Elfgen, Eben Rodgers, and Mrs. M. J. Merrill. A floating body recovered from the river here by Capt. W. D. Fluent was Identified as that of Felix Mosby, missing almost a month from (lie Webb dock. The body, 102nd recovered by Fluent over a 20-year period, had been churned up in the harbor by passage of the Str. Alton. Dr. Charles Kennedy, who came here to establish a school of chiropractic, had purchased a cabin cruiser from C. F. Sparks. He was a son of theMarquis of Ailsa (Scotland) and was a former British army officer and veteran of service in the Boer War. Dr. Kennedy Was planning a cruise to Keokuk. City Treasurer Frank P. Bauer in a formal statement to City Council denied its right'to order city funds placed in the highest bidding bank after he had already taken office and given, a $1 million bond for their safekeeping. The council referred the matter to its corporation counsel. The school board requested a tax- levy of $100,000 for school .purposes. Best yield of wheat reported to date in Madison County was, on a 12-acre field in the Harvey Doraey farm hear Moro which produced 41 bushels an acre. Mrs. David Seigel of 209 W. 7th St. incurred bruises in a full when alighting from a street Alton Gas & Electric Co. was to install lights in Rock Spring Park for the park commission at a monthly rate of $4 a light. ALVIN C. BOI-LM Edwardsville WASHINGTON President Forget your Troubles Do you ever get fed up with youngsters were quiet and well- j Ceasing ^embfaTice tcT Dr.' The Allen-Scott Report Jekyll-and-Hyde Cuban Policy the toil and grind, and the petty Kennedy's Cuban policy has an behaved. bickerings and squabbles of t h e i f am tone deaf, but I can ap- human race, during everyday! predate the soothing power of a life' 'well-played composition or the SrT- su^i aT^aiiceVyTl After a hard day at the plantjarring rhythm of a ™^ And Kell on Beat Ears . . f tadividual Drew Pearson's Merry-Go-Rouiid Have Territorial Problems, Too The report fell on cleat ears as a non-operating union on the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad jwenl out on a strike that lasted | from Aug. 30 to' Sept. 12, 1962. It received financial help from outside unions which, to be sure, re! fused to cross picket lines. Fin- !with a TV or radio program, then;'* «™ not}, there's the breathtak- be housed. At any rate, this part of North-j international settlements, east Siberia, plus restless Sinki- Chijiiiir Helps Coinniu: ang province where Nomad tribes Editor's Note — Probably in no American newspaperman has acquired such a background regarding the debate between China and Russia as Drew Pearson. As early as 1925, Pearson went to China and reported on the first Soviet attempts to communize China. Earlier, in 1922, he visited Siberia. He had also crossed the Gobi to Mongolia, also reached the edge of Tibel, and more recently has interviewed most of the top leaders of the Communist world. Today Pearson begins a series of columns on Uie battle between the giants of Communism and what it means to the American people. WASHINGTON — There are two basic issues in dispute between the two giants of Communism, the first being territory and I he tremendous population bulge of Red China; the second being whether the Communist world can co-exist beside t h e Capitalist world and still survive, The second difference has been so headlined that the public is inclined to forget the first, but it remains a fact lhat Russia under the Czar scratched aboul 5,500,000 square miles of Chinese territory, and the Chinese of late have been making noices about wanting it back. 1 have traveled up the Amur river through the area which the Czar's army snatched. It is flat, rich, largely uncultivated and resembles the rolling prairies of Montana. It is traversed by one of the longest rivers in Ihe world, the Amur, up which I sailed for a week before coming to one of the cenlral cities of the Siberian maritime provinces, Khabarovsk, which used to be Chinese. These maritime provinces, all formerly Chinese, extend down Ihe coasl of Siberia from t h e mouth of Ihe Amur river to Man churia and west as far as Lake Baikal. According to the latest Soviet census, they have a population of 8,700,000. But with the intensive cultivation and low standard oi living of the Chinese, they could probably support ten times as much. At any rate, the Chinese government last winter nudged Moscow regarding this vast area and made it clear that it reserved the right to reopen previous treaties and get the territory back. perhaps anticipating this Khrushchev has been driving tor more RuwAao migration In the area. When J telfced to him on the shores o| the Iteefc Sea, he told the field." he to.d Molotov when maneuvering to play the Russiansj*"^ the latter asked how the farm pioneers of Siberia were going to JltCllJCUV CI 111= l\J IJlCiy IHC H.U001QMO j 11. off against the British, Americans com P"" v responded to an a and Japanese who then lived on the fat of the land in their own roam back and forth across the border, have caused serious friction between the two giants of the Communist world. Independent Mongolia Another cause of smouldering friction is Mongolia, a semi desert area claimed by the Chinese for Chiang Helps Communists Chiang Kai-Shek, now the archenemy of Chinese Communism, was one of those then flu-ting with the Russians; in fact he had or- from the President and agreed to arbitration. The battle that lias been going ;olten disgusted and turned t h e ing view of the river, with its traf- |jekyll and Mr. Hyde. W h i 1 e State Department "spokesman" are publicly pro- el a i m i n g the administration's firm intention to continue lo isolate the Red-ruled island, Die President's inner council of poll- thing off? H a v e you ever g fie, the setting sun on the waters, one for a and tar below, the miniatuve-ap- 01) involves a jockeying by .hej^ockeyec1 world leisurely after-dinner drive and Bearing cars on McAdams High- come home half scared to death I way. by screeching tires, blaring horns j There is always a cool breeze, and wild-eyed motorists, passing and no mosquitoes every one on the road? i For an hour or In short, do you ever yearn for 1 forget what it was that was both- a quiet, peaceful evening once inlering you. a while, a chance to get away' 1 am not acquainted with any from the maddening throng and;member of the band. But I am For an hour or two, you can union leaders. They don't like proposals for compulsory arbitration and in emergencies prefer seizure and operation of the rail- sure they all put far more into Then I "suggest you take in a ''• their work than they get out of it band concert at Riverview Park < financially. Thursday. For the one I attended, | It's a shame that money ap- every bench was filled, and the | propriated for a new bandstand ganiz;iite~Whampo"cader s "un-! roads b - v , the government while 6 * some settlement is worked out. The President today has no several thousand years but now der Russian Military Adviser Borodin, and controlled all ship- up the Pearl River from Kong to Canton. power to seize the railroads. Con- was considered so pro-Communist Chiang S )>ess would have to provide it. The same situation arose in 1948 11 uiuu^iu ^«> uu t ..»« the American Consul warned dependent republic leaning! an in toward Moscow. It was around 1925 thai the me not lo take the trip. when President Truman, believing that he already had authority JlUl IW ldI\C U»C Ii il/. . .j.tl.lT turned out to be uneventful under a wartime statute that had yet been repealed, seized the one was to undercut the British, American and Japanese influence in China by planting the seeds of Communism. The other was to woo some of the borderline territory away from China — chiefly Mongolia. When I crossed the Gobi Desert in 1925 to see how far the Soviet concerned. But in Canton I got the first real taste of Chinese Communism. It took the form of a boycott against the American, British, French and Japanese in- lernational settlement thai was so tight that no food could be purchased, no water was supplied, jno servants were available and grass grew in the streets of the , . .. „ . , once Ihriving colony, had penetrated m its effort to ; Fm , more e£fective ^ U)e Rus . j eommunize China, 1 had to travel ^ in a car owned by the Soviet Co-j operative, Amtorg. Even that early, the Soviet controlled all lines of communication with outer Mong o 1 i a, an area once considered aart of China. En route, we passed a caravan of Buicks, heavy with ammuni- operaled under government auspices. But the unions refused to work. The President then asked Congress for further legislation to require compulsory service through the military draft. The strike was called off after it had lasted 48 hours. Mr. Truman's bill, however, passed the House and was subsequently amended and passed by the Senate, too, but " ooards. The pictures 1 snapped of these gun-runners were the first concrete evidence the U.S. military attache in Peking had re- ^ ^'.' ceived of Soviet military penetra- ' v(uiiv ' lion into China. The Chinese, however, w ere smart. They took Russian military help and they kow-towed to bearded Russian Ambassador Karahan in Peking. But actually they were me in gome detail how he had overcome about "Lit the itov'B skepticism rn Siberia, drivers sleep ion and with Russian rifles strap- this airtight Chinese boycott was the forerunner of the tough Communism which was to begin taking over China in a few years. In the Chinese section of Canton I went around to Communist headquarters. The atmosphere was icy. Communist leaders were ped in boxes on their running, not talking to a western newsman. They only handed out literature. China for the Chinese, the expulsion of the white man and the foreigner, Marx. Significantly there was no Alton Evening Telegraph Published Dally by Alton Telegraph Printing Company p. B. COUSLEY. Publisher PAUL S. COUSLEY. Editor Subscription price -10c weekly by carrier; by mall $12 a year In Illinois und 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 Ii exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited In ihla R aper and to the local news pub- shed herein. MEMBER, THE AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION Local Advertising Rales and Contract Information on application at the Telegraph-business office, ill East Broadway, Alton, lit, National Advertising $Jpresentatlves: The Uranlmm Company. New York, * Tit 111 t Mi UiiitMitt w-riitv/^*Hy, l^C" I U beside their machines like troops Chicago, Detroit and st. LOUI$. praise for Soviel Russia. Thai was in 1925. When I got back to New York, I tried to interest various editors and my news syndicate in a series of articles on the menace of Communism in China. Only one paper, Ihe New York American, printed the! story. l£ 1963, Bell Syndicate, Inc.) GOLD ST1UKK NiDWALDEN, Swiuerl and (ffl — Franz Amstutx cut down a tree near the fashionable Alpine playground of Burgenstock, and trod on a box crammed with gold pieces. Local police are trying to decide who gets the gold—the far- |uer, the man who o w n s the ground where it was fpuncl, or the original owner, perhaps a French-woman from Nice who stayed in Ihe neighborhood during World War II. Franz isn'l worried. No mailer who claims the gold, he still is enlitled to a the measure later died in the House Rules Commillee. There is no question about the right of Congress to legislate under the clause which gives it authority "to regulate interstate commerce." There have been times — during war periods, for instance — when Congress has enacted legislation not only to control strikes but also to fix wages and prices. But no such law exists today. The labor unions, of course, operate under board grants of authority lo organize for collective bargaining. The Tail-Hartley Act covers all unions except those of the transportation industries, whose labor relations are specifically regulated by the Railway Labor Acl — a statute which antedates the Taft-Harlley law by many years. Nothing lu I'rohlhit But nothing in either law pro hibits monopoly power among unions such as has long been forbidden in the case of businessmen ever since the Sherman Antitrust Law was passed in 1890. It has been reaffirmed in many statutes since. President Kennedy's latest proposal to bolli sides to let Justice Arthur Goldberg of the Supreme Court act as an arbitrator in the current dispute, while ihc unions and companies go on operating, is in principle at variance with the unions' previous position against compulsory arbitration. They have felt all along Uiat arbitration by government might not be fair to them. But the admin- finder's reward of up to 50 pefcigtraUon reasoned that they could cent of the total, which is 3,70(7 hardly say tills about Goldberg, francs at today's values. { ^ 18u3i N .y. Herald-Tribune, inc.) CROSSWORD - - - By Eugene Sbeffer 1-2 16 •3-6 55" !•=> 33 34 too 3o 3<2> (o •51 44- 14 58 to afe •3.7 51. Japanese porgy 52. nocturnal bird 55, lubricate 56. absorb knowledge 58. letter of the alphabet 59. female parent 60. expunge 61. conclude HORIZONTAL 47. pitcher 1. dress 48. a creed o moment 4. yawns 9. Tibetan gazelle 12. 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Chinese pagoda 63. skin tumor 54. guided 57. symbol for erbium Averif e (|«» u j fo|at|e»; }} <$ 1863. Kin* Fe«tur«j gyod., Inc.) BJUNVPJG Tenterdoy* Cryptoqulp; ABB STILL A-DITtfEK IN , W QAT JUNE QRAPUATii rying vital supplies of oil, kerosene and aviation gasoline to Soviet and Castro military forces. Both of these official reports also reveal the disturbing tact that in the past three months an increasing number of ships flying free-world flags have been showing up in Cuban ports, under contract to Soviet bloc countries. cy advisers is privately pursuing; Most of these ships (39 in Apan exactly opposite course. Without a single protest, these White House authorities are permitting la r g e quantities of oil from Western and Communist ril, 42 in May and 53 in June) arc of British registry, although many actually are owned by nationals of Greece, lta,ly and Norway. The Oil Truffle countries to flow into Cuba to I O f the Western ships plying the keep Castro's sagging economy operating and his Soviet-equipped and dominated military machine running. The President's assistants are even proceeding with a closely- guarded plan to resume diplomatic relations with Castro by sending a charge d'affaires to Havana. The carefully-masked lace of the administration's Cuban policy is clearly reflected in Navy reports on the steadily increasing volume of Western and Communist shipping to Cuba, surveys by the Maritime Administrate]!, and highly significant discussions amo.ng top administration officials. Naval Intelligence's latest reports disclose that 429 Russian- satellite and 205 Western vessels arrived in Cuba in the first six months of 1363. The Maritime Administration which lacks certain clandestine information available to the Navy, states that "at least 167 free-world ships docked in Cuba since January 1, 1963." According to the Navy's unpublished estimate, 96 of the Russian- satellite vessels were tankers car- was appropriated for other purposes. L. U. CRADD1CK, 808 Herbert SI. Cuban trade, 21 are tankers, 13 of them flying the British flag. Three other tankers are Greek, three Norwegian and two Italian. In overall tonnage, these tankers represent nearly one-fourth of the 1,031,517 tons of Western shipping now serving Cuba. These Western tankers averaged two trips to Cuba in the first six months, according to the Navy, indicating the vessels are regularly assigned to transporting Western oil there. As administration policy is lo blacklist only individual ships and Today 9 s Prayer Once again, almighty God, we thank Thee for a new day. Help us, we pray to greet it with holy enthusiasm. Give us the grace ever lo be alert lo Hie countless opportunities it may afford to do Thy will. Reveal to us the value of this hour and the work it may represent. Throughout this day, Lord God, help us lo be failhful lo Thee in the minulcsl details of our work, thai il may be done as unto Thee; in Jesus' name. Amen. —Mae E. Hunter, Nashville, Tenn., missionary editor, National Baptist Publishing Board, (tgi 10C3 by the Division of Christian Education, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U. S, A.) not the entire fleet of an owner, these foreign operators find il highly profitable — and safe — to assign certain vessels to the Cuban trade. This glaring loophole makes utterly meaningless -the loudly ballyhooed blacklist, ", the. only concrete measure so far taken lo curb Western shipping. Repeated efforts by congressional leaders to pul teeth into the administration's shipping blacklist have been disregarded by the President, and^iis 'policy, advisers. They claim-' stiffer measures would lead to•: vehement objections by U. S. allies, particularly Britain. " • Signifieurilly, these potent'White House Jieutenants are suppressing a Defense Intelligence "Agency report indicating that considerable quantities of : strategic lubricating oil, processed In the .U.S. and used in ground-to-air missile systems have turned up in Cuba after being trans-shipped from another country. This same report also reveals thai Venezuelan oil is finding its way to Cuba by trans-shipment through European and , Latin American firms. Shifting Policy As reported in this column on June 19, President Kennedy is seriously considering' ; a Slale Department proposal to resume diplomatic ties with Cas'trq. As a firsl-ste'ty the.,President is contemplating reopening the U.S. embassy in Havana by sending a charge d'affaires .there. Under the plan, this would take place in September. At present, the Swiss are handling -U,S, affairs in Cuba. The closely-guarded move to "normalize" relations -with Communist puppet Dictator Castro is linked directly with the President's elaborate maneuvers to ease tensions with Russia. «0 1903. The Mall Syndicate, Inc.) MIRROR OF YOUR MIND By JOSEPH WHITNEY good, too. Just sitting and talking about the pitfalls of present-day life may have some healthy and constructive aspects, at; least for the critical, Since overly-critical persons rarely have any sound, well-thought-out ideas about correcting or helping Ihe conditions they deplore, it may be better all around tor them to displace their anger and intolerance in mere talk, instead of in intolerant acls. Is procrastination a form of laziness? Answer: The tendency to put things off from day lo day is more likely a product of frustration. Some people expend more energy avoiding a tusk than they would use up in taking on and finishing the project they keep putting off. At times most of us feel this tendency, and tliiiik up ingenious ways lo avoid the responsibility, ProcraslinaUurt is resorted to because we can ration' Are today's young putinle Should you believe only what yew see? Answer: No, only a weak, un» Informed mind eowld, dp that, since no one person can see nwe than M mere fra«ilon pf what goes on about Him. There are a lew self-sufficient people who claim to believe only what they see, but they are unconsciously protecting themselves against tear ot any* Probably no wore so t h | ; n 'g ihey ean»pt understand, alize that other things need doing, than past generations of ieen-ag- They are afraid lo understand the thai tomorrow will he a tetter ers, It m»y have some harmful el- world putside MieU 1 pbysicttJ fi time. fcclf but It 'probably "dsei :iome ••• v - ^'-^'^••-:^ dO 11)03, King Features, Synd., inc.)

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