Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 27, 1963 · Page 4
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ALTON EVENING SATURDAY JULV 27,1963 Editorial Action on the County Jail The courity board's jail committee is an- fiduhced as studying a proposal by Sheriff Ffftundoff to improve security of the county jail. This will be good news to those of us who have been insisting that something to that effect be undertaken. Much has beert discussed about replacing the county jail with an entire new security building, including provisions for juveniles. This is a laudable project, and probably attainable some day. But the Telegraph, after its reporter noted some of the conditions allowed to develop in the present jail structure, thought it only logical the county should demonstrate it could maintain prop<fly the facilities it had before it called on Voters for authority to spend many more thousands of dollars on a new and up-to-date one. This the sheriff and the county jail committee are now undertaking, and have made some rather startling discoveries in addition to what was already known about the insecurity of the jail. Spreading of the foundation wall on the south side, and cracking of the wall was one of these. \Ve assume a competent architect's or engineer's evaluation will be sought on this if they haven't already. Possibility that the rehabilitation process can be taken up stage by stage to ease the blow on the county's pocketbook should assure that we won't have to wait a long time for the finances. liven here, however, ati evaluation might be Undertaken to determine whether the work could be done for less money under one single contract, or whether it would cost just as much either way. Presumably the $16,000 estimate of cost would be effective under either plan. «• » » * » 'Hot Line' and Tests All doubts aside —• and there are plenty of them — the treaty by which the United States, Great Britain, and Russia agree to foreswear nuclear tests tics in neatly with our Washington-Moscow "hot line" conception. The "hot line" could even integrate with an underground test ban to a certain extent. For in this field it would be much more important to authenticate blast symptoms. At the toughest, retaliation for a breach of the test ban pact could only be resumption of tests by other pact parties. We doubt seriously that anyone would want to start a missile war over an illegal test. Protests between nations might result; also before the United Nations. But before we retaliated with tests of our own, our country would want to take quick measures to ascertain directly fom Moscow — by the "hot line" — what Russia said was going on. One test might not warrant retaliation, but we'd want to file a protest quickly to avoid misunderstanding. Turmoil or 6 The Finest'? "The changeover (in the court system under,the 1962 constitutional amendment) could cause considerable turmoil in the next three years, or it could result in a smooth and fairly expeditious transition to the finest trial court system in America" — This is the analysis made of the situation by Circuit Judge James O. Monroe of Col-' linsville when his election as the Third District's first chief judge was announced this •week. The Third District is possessed of a staff of particularly gifted judges. They have the capacity for getting the Which Way? Bi-State Development Agency has its chance now to get a good start and improved public relations for mass transit in general with its recent assumption of all the facilities in the St. Louis area. One can see easily enough that the "new broom" principle would work well in this respect. The public has been led — and rightly so — to expect big things from the new and unified management and operation of the formerly 14 rapid transit firms. An announced decrease of service in Alton is hardly our idea of the way to build up this goodwill, however. . Another advantage is about to develop. Senators from both Missouri and Illinois are presenting in Congress bills that will permanently exempt the system from regulation by the Interstate Commerce Commission. All these items give the utility a greater financial capacity and flexibility of operation. If full advantage is taken of all these factors and Bi-State moves quickly to diagnose and satisfy the area's genuine needs for mass transit, the action can go a long way toward assuring future goodwill and expanding patronage. Slowness can create ill- will that could promise extinction. district to run shipshape in a hurry. And each of the other two circuit judges will have his turn later on at being chief judge. The public, beginning next January, will be able to watch developments and form its own judgments. It should, too. For next time any of the judges' terms expire, these jurists will be running on their own records for re-election, witout any confusing claims or charges or any personality comparisons with other candidates to consider. » >:• * * >!• GOP 'Cannibalism' Former Vice President Nixon seems to be clarifying his intentions during his stay in Germany. For a man who has placed politics behind him, the 1960 Republican Presidential nominee shows sprightly and deep interest in what is going on in this hemisphere. This week he cautioned GOP presidential prospects to "quit indulging in the favorite Republican sport of cannibalism." He warned (from experience) that President Kennedy is a clever opponent' and has the advantage of incumbency. Meanwhile, we can't agree with critics of the national governors' conference, where much of the potshotting Mr. Nixon referred to occurred, and with their criticism of its failure to make pronouncements on critical issues. The conference pretty generally evaded such controversial issues as civil rights in its official action, though it agreed by a heavy vote to have a committee study the subject till its next session. If there is any real value in these conferences at all, it is, we agree with Washington Gov. Albert D. Rossellini, its chairman, in the opportunity it offers participating officials to exchange information on their common problems, rather than action on highly controversial subjects. Drew Pearson's Merry-Go-Round RR Strike Would Be Disastrous Editor's Note — The Washington Merry-Go-Round today is written by Drew Pearson's associate, Jack Anderson. WASHINGTON President Kennedy's grim warning that a 30-day railroad strike would idle The economic experts predicted that the nation's gross output would drop an alarming 75 billion dollars if the trains stop running for 30 days. They also warned that foreign suppliers would take over part of 6,000,000 nonrailroad workeis and tne American market, both here cause an economic decline four times greater than the worst postwar recession was based upoi> the sober conclusions of the Labor, Ag riculture, and Commerce departments. They reported confidentially to the White House that a mere week-long strike would be no calamity, although it would strand 500,000 commuters who ride the trains to work in New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia, would also close down some industrial plants dependent upon rail shipments. Several automobile plants, for example, operate with less than a week's supply of materials on hand, A Jew fond shortages would also turn up in Now York Ciiy during the first week of a strike. But if the railroad workers should halt the trains for more than 30 dayfa, the experts warned, the results would be disastrous. would be unable to ship their August harvest to market; fruits, vegetables and other food would begin to disappear from the grocery stands; prices would start to skyrocket; workers would be laid off in the steel, coal, lumber, paper, stone, glass, and other industries. Prinking water in many places could not be purified and would be unsafe to drink. The sewage disposal plants In the Upper Ohio Valley, for example, depend upon the railroads for their chlorine. Not enough truck tankers are Available to deliver the chlorine needed to keep the water «afe downstream. and abroad. Faced with these dire prospects, President Kennedy told subordinates that a prolonged railroad strike was "unacceptable" and must be headed off for the sake of the national welfare. Berlin Cools Off While world attention lias been riveted on Moscow, Mayor Willy Brandt of once-embattled .Berlin has conceded privately that the Berlin crisis "appears to have passed into the pages of history." Only a year ago, Khrushchev was threatening war over Berlin. But Brandt told a gathering of liberal leaders in Stockholm the other day that "the pressure is off Berlin." Alton Evening Telegraph Published Dally by Alton Telegraph Printing Company P. B. COUSLEY, Publisher PAUL S. COUSLEY. Editor Subscription price 40c weekly by carrier; by mall $12 a year in Illinois and Missouri, $18 in all other states. Mall subscriptions not accepted In towns where carrier delivery Is available. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all new* dispatches credited In this R acer and to the local news pub- shed herein. MEMBER. THE AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION Local Advertising Rates and Contract Intprmatlon on application at the Telegraph business office, 111 East Broadway, Alton, 111. National Advertising Representatives: The ny. New and St. Louis. Branham 'Company. New York, Chicane. Detroit • - In an aside to Minnesota's Sen. Hubert Humphrey, Brandt also remarked that President Kennedy's Berlin visit has bolstered the city "as if you had sent in powerful new forces." Both men were among the liberal leaders who accepted invitations from Swedish Prime Minister Tag Erlander to attend a private, two-day pow-wow. At one closed-door session Brandt also acknowledged tha Khrushchev, in going his separate way from the Chinese Communists, appears to be heading down the path of peaceful coexistence. The Berlin mayor then asked Sen. Humphrey what he thought oi Khrushchev's latest moves. Humphrey pointed out that the Communists have been preaching peace and leading ban-the-bomb- demonstrations since 19-16, but that Khrushchev had maneuvered the Chinese Communists into tok- ing a stand in favor of nuclear war. Such a stand is directly counter to fifteen years of Communist propaganda, which, Humphrey said, has made an impact on the world, particularly on the masses of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Humphrey predicted t h a Khrushchev will now use the issue in his ideological struggle with the Chinese Reds. He will be able to argue that the Chinese have deserted the Communist campaign for peace, "Khrushchev has trapped t h e Chinese Communists into coming out against a test ban, which puts them OH the side of death and destruction," observed the Minnesota Senator, Ho also told the Stockholm gathering that Russia doesn't have the means to continue both the arms race and economic development. Kliruslidiuv and Humphrey During his own marathon dls- Renders forum America Is on Trial After rending Mr. Murrell's lei tor, it is hard for me to bcliev that (his is America, land of free dom, opportunity, and equality. Granted, white people do hav rights, but Negroes have the sam rights — or perhaps I have mis refld the Constitution. Murrell say whites should not be told wit whom to associate. But I stippos he expects that whites are with! their rights in telling Negroes wit whom they arc to associate. Negro rights have been usurpec for over 90 years by us, the whit majority. The Negro Days taxe for public school support and to police protection of public bus ness. Yet he is told to go to hi race's own businesses and schools which are few Indeed. One can imagine the psycholog cat stigma associated with bein segregated in public-supported in stitutions because of one's race Opportunities in education, jobs and housing are few, for even th well qualified. The Negro is the forced to take jobs of a natur which pay little and offer no ac vancement. What sane perso would take this with a grain o salt, especially when laws of the and say otherwise? The Negro has been a part o :he armed forces of this nation 'or over 50 years, and was a par icipant in both world wars ant he Korean "police action." He eft these shores to fight for the reedom and dignity of all Amer cans, only to return and find these deals bui hollow dreams for the Vegro. It is little wonder that af er years of this injustice the ro should demand only what is lis by right and by reason. Murrell says Negroes .should fb ip their own neighborhoods. One might add that there are severa ill-white neighborhoods in Alton vhich are poor on arguments in liis critique. As for Negro demonstrations, ] an only express surprise that iolence has been so well restrain- d. Negroes have not caused al IB acts of violence, nor have bites. Both groups unfortunately re tainted with certain segment; ho let their emotions get the etter of their common sense. These I do not hold to blame s much as I do the racists and emagogues who strive for the ublic's eye or public office at the xpense of a minority and the ventual existence of democracy. One of the major setbacks to egro housing has been the "ghet- o." All cities, have certain areas /here Negroes are forced to live Why should Murrell's friend lame Negroes for his loss. No oubt the price arrived at was aid by a real estate agency or arty engaged in "blockbusting." This unwholesome practice is hat of scaring whites into selling roperty at a lower price with lie threat of a Negro moving into le area. This same property is then sold r rented to the Negro at a fan- astic profit. In some areas of hieago Negroes pay rents twice s high as the former occupants. can see no justification in for- idding a Negro able to pay the air price moving into the neigh- orhood he desires. I'd like to think we aren't ani- lals, but our actions over the ace issue lead me to believe in ome cases that we are worse. How long can we preach democ- acy and all it entails to a world hich hears us say one thing and ees us do another. The day ol eckoning is al hand. The Negro vill not nor should not wait for another hundred years for what is Iready his by law. America is on trial, and the vorld is the jury. W. R. BETTENDORF Jr. 2415 Mills Ave. * * * * Protected During the week of June 17 we saw in the Greene County Circuit courtroom in Carrollton, democracy in action before an hon- ist jury of seven men and five vomen. This makes us feel that Amerca is still safe from dictators, arge or small. Small dictators can grow into large ones. Here in America, if we see something vrong that threatens our American way of life, we can shout our >elief from the house tops or the treet corner, knowing that the Constitution that has endured h rough the years still protects us is God-fearing Americans and we lo not have to hide behind the 'ifth amendment to cover that vhich is right. We still have our petit Jury ystem that guarantees our rights >ver accusers. ROBERT E. POLEET 107 W. Carpenter SI. Jt j rseyville ussion with Khrushchev in 1958, e recalled that he had warned he premier: "You have had it asy the past few years with the Republicans running the U n i t e d tales. When my crowd takes OVT r, we are going to run you right ut of the ball park." True to his prediction, Humph- ed said that President Kennedy ad stepped up spending on mis- les, arms, and economic proj- cts. This had forced Khrushcnev o choose whether to speed up is own military program at the xpense of economic development. (9 1903. Bell Syndicate, Inc.) THE LITTLE WOMAN "I asked the desk clerk to call us at six tomorrow morning so we can get an early start." Readers Forum 'Equal Exposure' for Both How many times recently have you observed that those who oppose conservatism are heraldec as heroes, while those who might be guilty by associalton receive the blatant treatment. Doesn't it seem strange that at the receni International Association of Week ly Newspaper Editors at Mar quette Park, sponsored by S.I.U., those who received awards were dentified as anti-Birchers. Meanwhile, in the AP and UPI, Senator Goldwater, whom some conservatives claim as a distant cousin, was getting the treatment as a Bircher from his foster kin, Nelson Rockefeller. A new book "The Far Right" written by two liberals, Donald Janson of the New York Times and Bernard Eisemann of CBS TV, contains some sober warn- ngs that concern every American who wants to maintain Consiltu- jonal government. In chapter 15, page 227 we read .hat in the fall of 1961 Walter Reuther, President of United Auto Workers and Vice President of AFL-CIO, was asked by the At- orney General to write a memorandum on what should be done vith the conservatives and anticommunists. This memorandum was written iy Victor Reuther primarily but ubmitted by both Victor and Waler and referred to as a "24-page lueprint for action against the Extremists." It was made avail- .ble to all members of the Pres- dent's staff, cabinet members, Senators and Congressmen.' This book is a must if you want to inderstand the who, where and low come of our news media. Five immediate steps are recimmended: (1) That Service men in our Armed Forces be censured vho are friendly to anti-commun-- st organizations. This was refer- ed to as a special problem re- uiring immediate and special measure. (2) Suggests the Attorney Gen- iral do away with the "subver- ive List" since the right wing uses it to their advantage and hey post a greater danger to the success of this country In It's battle against International com munlsm that the domestic commu nist movement. (3) Use of gcstapo-type action against conservatives by publish ing their names and associating them with Extreme Right groups (4) The Kennedy Administra tion take steps to abolish some o the anti-communist organizations There is no suggestion that the Communist Party be abolished or even comply with the law and register as it was ordered to do over a year ago.) (5) J. Edgar Hoover, head o the FBI, be reprimanded for "exaggeration" concerning the Internal Communist menace. There you have heard from the liberal establishment, who woulc censure our servicemen for theii association with conservatives Yet, back in 1956 demanded and obtained Ensign Eugene Landy's commission, notwithstanding his mothers membership in the Communist Party, according to Hu man Relations, Newark, N.J. An order for the 500 copies of "Operation ' Abolition" for the Signal Corps was canceled because it of- 'ended the liberal establishment. There are strong publications in some quarters close to the President that the Attorney General, Robert Kennedy, should disqualify limself because of his active par- icipation in providing a $250,000 foundation for the use of C.O.R.E., :he Urban League, and N.A.A.C.P. lest he be identified with the 'other extreme." Now in the spirit of "together ness" I am sure the Radical Right would not "tolerate" any special favors (investigation) of a "bias" nature that did not include the opposite extreme, thus giving hem "equal exposure." Then too, there is the small matter of "sen- ority" a subject, dear to the heart of Walter Reuther of registration by the Communist Party ordered over a year ago. LOIS PETERSEN 1217 Central Ave. CROSSWORD By Eugene Sheffer 12. 18 •24 31 41 35 53 la 27 So 2o 4o 44 37 14- <7 33 33 45 10 20, 30 47 HORIZONTAL 1, broken coat of cereal grain S. masculine nickname 8. nimbus 12. current fashion 13. Greek letter 14. particle 15. operatic melody 36. moisl 17. John XXIU 18. musician; 37. measure of length 30. epoch 40. polish 41. bent 44. resist 48. fluid rock 40. masculine name 51. Charles Lamb 52. foretoken 53. cloth measure 54. pinches 55. writing 1 utensils 58. firmament 57. quantity of medicine VKRTIOAI, 1. boast 2. unusual 3. exchange premium 4. approached 5. conduit Answer to yesterday's puzzle. Gershwin 30. metal 22. auditory organ 23. color 24. robust 87, George -— Shaw 31. past 82. rechewed food 83. dove sound 84. those owing money JRO JRONHKGHO J R X X J* 0 PO QR« WCFK'W PWBRX POGHC. Oryptoqulps Ar«r»f • MM* »f tola (Ion: tl <O JWS, King Ftnturw 8y»d,, Joe.) 7-27 6. daughter of Zeus 7. mated 8. occur 9. above 10. easy gait 11. Hebrew measure 10. merry 21. pronoun 24. possessed 25. epoch 26. steal 27. vehicle 28. perform 20. fish egg* 30. June bug 32. babies' beds 35. South- westerneri 36. native metal 87. chart 38. use up 40. bearing wool (var.) 41. drop 42. crippled 43. level 45. medley 46. tastes 47. comfort 60. 25 and 50 Years Ago July 27,1938 , The Mississippi river below the dam wns 418 feet, .fast cine foot below the proposed stage that would be maintained When the W6Tk on the Cap All Grls project, Upstream, was coftl- pleted. The City Council took action on two major projects. They adopted a resolution empowering Mayor Leo Struif to file an application orl behalf of the city with the Public Works Administration for a grant in resurfacing of Washington avenue. Appointed as a committee- to work with a Board of Education committee on a suggested joint auditorium building to be Included in the school building program were Aldermen McPherson, Co* and Burns; and Rand Rodgers, Harold Chessman and Lloyd Robinson. Authorization for purchase of a new police ambulance for $1,624.50 was voted 12-2. George Redmon, 54, stlllman at Standard Oil Co., was burned about his face and back when fire in a still flashed. Mrs. Albert Wei rich Was stunned and knocked from her chair when > lightning struck her home. ' Mrs. J. D. MaKinney of Alton, Mrs. J. M. Eraser of Carbondale, and Mrs. Norman Flagg of Liberty Prairie completed a tour of Madison, Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Greene, Jersey, Macoilpin, Monroe, Montgomery, St. Clalr and Washington Counties In the Interest of Gov. Henry Homer's Farm Floral Contest. The judging wns conducted in two classes. Ernest R. Meister, who for 19 years had been superintendent of buildings and grounds at Monticello, ended his services there. Raymond Gowdy Boster Jr., student at the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Texas, was listed on the Dean's honor roll. Alton Elks won the annual Southern Illinois golf tournament at Madison County Country Club, in which Alton, Belleville, Jetseyvllle and Litchfield competed. Players on the Alton team were S. T. Olin, Louis Miller, A. W. Duncan, and Jim Duncan. The Illinois Commerce Commission authorized Alton to extend College avenue across the Alton Railroad tracks from Court House Square to Alby street. Alton's Battery F. Field Artillery National Guard, No. 123, would participate in field maneuvers at Camp McCoy near Sparta, Wis. Another large manufacturing company had recognized Alton's advantages as an Industrial location and hftd opened negotiations with Johfl Sering /or a SO-acfe tract eflsl ot the dty, Set- ing said he had arranged to meet with fepre- senlatives of the company within a few dayn. He declined to name the company but Said It had hendfiuhrters In an adjoining state. The annual vacation o! Illinois Glass Co, glassblowefs, other than "machine men," was to begin Aug. 1, The blaw ( Shop8 were to be idle for a month, but the automatics Were to continue in operation. Illinois Box Co, factot-y Wns to close for two weeks later in August for plant repairs. Senator Ed Beall was to be depleted In Essanay'a news reel to be sh6wn «t the Prln- cess Theater. He Was to appear In a series' of scenes showing activities of Illinois Vice Commission. The stage floor In the Hippodrome was to be replaced. Recent visit there of an elephant act had overstrained it. The show house was to close for the month of August. Arthur Page, a clerk at Deterdlng grocery, incurred Injury when kicked and knocked down by a horse which took fright at ft dog chasing a rat. The horse had been left tied near the store. Oscar Stuber, high-diving harness-maker, was injured fatally in a dive into the Mississippi from the free bridge at St. Louis. He had worked on and off for five years in Alton at the Weaver harness shop, and his fatal plunge was witnessed by Alex Weaver and an employe, Ben Miller. Only a few weeks before his death, Stuber had been injured In a dive from the bridge at Kansas City. Walter Day, Alton glassblower, had been appointed by President D. A. Hayes as a member of the list committee of the Glass Bottle Blowers Association, one of its most Important convention committees. The GBBA convention was to open Aug. 4 at Marlon, Ind. Harry Halton was attending a pro-convention meeting of the executive board at Marion. Stanard-Tilton Milling Co. had acquired the W. 2nd Street building of Mrs. Caroline Yaekel, adjacent to its elevator. The building, a former hotel, had been unused since it incurred some damage by settlement of the elevator. The Allen-Scott Report Kennedy Seeks Eisenhower's Help WASHINGTON — Former President Eisenhower is being broached to support the nuclear test ban agreement with Russia. President Kennedy personally asked him to do this. Telephoning his Republican predecessor, Kennedy briefed him on the treaty and expressed the earnest hope he would be able to see his way clear to actively back t. Kennedy mentioned particularly the great assistance Eisenhower could render by appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and endorsing the pact. "That would be an invaluable service to world peace," said Kennedy fervently. He also related 'he is making similar appeals to other leading Republicans. Among thosa mentioned were Henry Cabot Lodge, 1960 'vice presidential candidate who is slated to become Ambassador to South Vietnam; General ,ucius Clay, one-time commander of U.S. forces in Europe and close friend of Eisenhower, and James Wadsworth, former Am- >assador to the United Nations'. Eisenhower was cordial but noncommittal. He was intently interested in Kennedy's account of the agreement with Khrushchev, but ex- )lained he wanted to study the ull text before taking a stand, le assured Kennedy that would >e done as soon as he got a copy. What It's About Two urgent factors are behind he President's strenuous efforts o win influential Republican back- ng for the test ban pact. First and most pressing is the need for Republican votes to gain Senate ratification of the controversial treaty. A two-thirds majority is required, and that can )e obtained only by strong bipar- isan support, As of now, fate of the agreement in the Senate is a toss-up. It faces powerful opposition from leaders of both parties — foremost among them Senator Richard Russell, D-Ga., veteran chairman of the Armed Services Committee; Senator Henry Jackson, D-Wash., member of the Joint Atomic Committee and Democratic National Chairman in the 1960 presidential campaign; Senator Barry Gold water, leading Republican presidential candidate. The second factor is the unanimous opposition by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Pentagon insiders have told congressional friends that without exception these top military leaders are against this pact with Russia on the ground its long-term impact will weigh heavily in favor of the Soviet. At the President's weekly con- Today's Prayer Almighty God, Who through Jonah of old called men to forgo their racial and religious and national prides and prejudices, speak insistently in our hearts until we unequivocally respond to Thy will and are able to see beyond the rationalizations we habitually use. Save us from any bitter feelings of defeat or triumphant boastings of victory in any political or social change lest we lose all capacity to be fellow workers for good with Thee in all things. Give us race, humility and courage in uncommon amounts until our common lives reflect Thy glory, . as did the face of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. —Raymond E, Balcomb, Corvallls, Ore., minister, First Methodist Church. <© 1903 by the Division of Christian Education, National Council or the Churches of Christ In the U. S. A.) gressional leaders, he Indicated he will make several or more addresses on the pact, including at least one TV appearance. It is very evident the treaty is to play a dominant role In the President's re-election campaign. All backstage indications point to that, with the pact hailed as an epic step toward world peace. The Silencer At an informal meeting with members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Tanganyika's dapper and voluble President Julius Nyerere was going great guns until Senator Frank Lausche suddenly spoke up. "Are you connected with that Afro-Asian movement that wants to drive Portugal out of the United Nations?" asked the blunt Ohioan. "I am indeed," replied Nyerere. "I am associated with all efforts in the UN to bring pressure on Portugal and any other country that engages in colonialism. 1 am unalterably opposed to colonialism and am doing everything I can to put an end to it everywhere." "In that event," declared Lausche, "how about joining in the movement to put an end to Russia's colonialism in Eastern Europe. You are certainly aware that Russia has a number of colonies there; the unfortunate satellite countries." This forthright question stopped the glib Tanganyika!! dead in his tracks. Glaring at Lausche, h e turned away. Finally after a long silence, Nyerere said to Senator chairman, "Did you have a question?" Fulbright accommodated with an innocuous inquiry on another subject. (© 1983. The Hall Syndicate, Inc.) MIRROR OF YOUR MIND By JOSKl'II WHITNEY kept from family members, It means that he Is trying to hide some personality deficiency from himself. He comes to believe that if he can camouflage his faults and frailties, they will go unrecognized. Small, unimportant secrets, such as the tender side of one's nature, often add up to the greatest harm. Should bright children be pushed along? Answer: X es > If they are not )ushed too fust. Prof, Willard L Nelson, Florida State University, said that pressure on children to learn more and faster may discourage them rom learning at all. Most chiU dren, he said, can do more than the schools now ask. The dun- ;er is that educator? arid parents may be carried away by research and accelerated school Answer; You may, but the programs based on particularly practice IB not recommended. A bright students. Such research, man's need for secrecy usually he said, is not vflid for all stems from lack of confidence, children, ' When significant information ii (Q 1M3. King Feature*, Synd., Ittc.) Can you keejl aecrets from your Should a cliild between divorcing parent*? Answer i Children under age 12 are Usually Incapable of making such a choice without experiencing more pain and re* sponslbllity than they pah handle, jt'is usually best to have the decision agreed on before the child has knowledge of the Impending divorce. Even an older child's choice id apt to reflect pure emotion: fear, pity, anger, etc. Hence, he ia less likely to make the right decision than one made by parents or experienced marital ftdviaeri.

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