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THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS 118 North Ninth Street, Mt. Vornon, Illinois (DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY) MT. VERNON NEWB ESTABLISHED 1871 MT. VERNON REGISTER ESTABLISHED 1882 CONSOLIDATED SEPTEMBER 28, 1920 EDWIN RACKAWAY Editor WM. C RACKAWAY —~»~™«~ Businen Mansger ORIAN METCALF . New» Editor JOHN RACKAWAY , Sporti Editor GUY HENRY . City Editor ROBERT K. THOMPSON IRENE PURCELL JOHN McCLURE MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press h •xelutrvely entitled to use for the publication of •11 news credited to It or not other- wise credited In this paper and also the local news published therein. Second Class Postage paid at Mt. Vernon, Illinois Advertising Manager „ Society Editor Circulation Manager SUBSCRIPTION RATE Subscriptions must be paid In advance By Mall, Jefferson County and adjoining counties, one year $ 7.00 6 months $4.25; 3 months $2.75; 1 month $ 1.00 By mail outside Jefferson and adjoining counties within 250 miles, one year, $10.00; 6 months $6.00; 3 months $•4.00; per single month $1.50. Outside 250 miles, 1 year.... $11.00 6 months, $7.00; 3 months $4.50; one month $1.75. Delivered by carrier in dry per week 30 A Thought For Today Blessed is everyone, who fears the Lortl, who walks in his Ways!—Psalms 128:1. 8 • o » * Teach us, Good Lord, to serve Thee as Thou rleservest; To give and not to count the cost; To fight and not to heed the wounds; to toil and not to seek for rest; To labor and not to ask for any reward save that of knowing that we do Thy will.— Ignatius Loyola. Editorial Good Portents DRESIDENT LYNDON B. JOHNSON'S FIRST DAYS in high office suggest what his long back-ground also suggests, that he will undertake his awesome duties with great responsibility, the requisite dignity the job demands, and a full awareness of the gravity of the key problems the nation faces. His beginning insistence on maintaining a sense of continuity Today In History By THE ASSOCIATED PllESS Today is Tuesday, Dec. .1, I he 3371 h day ot 1963. There are days left in ihe year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1833. Oberlin Institute in Ohio was opened with an enrollment of •.'!) men and 15 women as students. It was Ihe first fully coeducational college in the United States. On this date: In 15.*)", the first covenant Inward organization of the Presbyterian Church was signed in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1G!S, King William III of England issued an order for Ihe introduction of the new version of Ihe Psalms. In 1925, the first jazz piano concerto in musical history was introduced in New York City when George Gershwin introduced the Concerto in F at Carnegie Hall. In 1!>.H the British Lalxir party urged Winston Churchill to resign as prime minister. Ten years ago—The U.S. Defense Department disclosed plans for making careers in the nation's armed forces more attractive. By higher pay and increased emphasis on rank, discipline and officer authority. Five years ago—The United States outlined an international control system to reduce the risk of surprise nuclear missile attack. One year ago—Algerian soldiers took up positions around government buildings in Algiers and police arrested many Moslem and European opponents of Premier Ben Bella's regime. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, .963 Washington Column Washington Notebook By WASHINGTON STAFF STORIES PAINT PIOTl'RE OK THE NEW PRESIDENT Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON — In the spring of 1958, the then Senate ator made a practice of hirir«T'I don't have ulcers when just te tha government seems not only generally wise, but peculiarly I Majority Leader Lyndon Baines Vital to him in view of the timing of his access to the White House This is the stage when the federal budget is being made up, tni when many legislative plans for 1964 are being shaped. Even assuming the new president could quickly find men Of his own to place in major staff and cabinet posts, he would have precious little time to acquaint rliem with the already far- advanced 1964 plans. Their contribution to the effort could hardly be significant. If the members of the late John F. Kennedy's administration respond fully to Johnson's call to stay at their jobs, he will Hot have this distracting problem. Work in progress can go forward, and the President can concentrate on soaking up under- Utanding of the world and domestic situations in which lie finds the country. The circumstance which brought many world leaders to Washington for the Kennedy funeral enabled Johnson to plunge fast Into the learning process. Already he has met dozens of these men, and has had meaningful though brief conversations With French President Charles de Gaulle, German Chancellor t/Udwig Enhard, Prime Minister Lester Pearson of Canada, Japan's Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda. On top of this he has conferred with some 35 of the 50 United States governors in hope of establishing a national amity til this difficult transition period. To them, as to world leaders, he has indicated that he seeks Hot only continuity of personnel but continuity of policy. He proposes to carry on Kennedy's fight for tax cut and civil rights proposals. But all this must surely change with time. The problems will Biter, and so therefore will the policies. Johnson will have to Bhape a course all his own. Gradually, too, the new president will supplant at least Some and perhaps many members of the Kennedy regime with men of his own choosing. Any chief executive must inevitably put his personal stamp CO the top circles of his government They must i-eflect his personal style. Clearly, many of the Kennedy "carry-overs" were Uniquely auited to the late president's style. Most appraisers agree Johnson brings many useful gifts to the presidency. He has the long background in government, the legislative experience which acquaints him deeply with the ways of Congress, the superb record of management he registered in his years as Senate Majority Leader. Under Kennedy he had a chance to acquaint himself intensively with all matters pertaining to space. He dealt with important civil rights matters. And he traveled widely to see first-hand a large number of crucial countries. Johnson will need everything he has. He has only nine months until the 1964 Democratic convention which presumably will choose him to run for the next term. And even some of this time must be used not for making a record, but for preparing to campaign. Each task will distract him from the olher. On the other hand, the shortness of his presidential record Will make him a somewhat more difficult target than Kennedy would have been. And he cannot be charged heavily with Kennedy's assets and liabilities, whatever those were. The tests upon Johnson are plainly great. If he fails, he may be president for just the year and two months left in Kennedy's term. But if he succeeds, he may have a chance for election not just in 1961 but in 1968. For the two-term limit will not bar such a bid. Thus the "Johnson Year" will draw remarkable attention from both the nation and the world. WORLD NEWS SAIGON, Viet Nam (AP) The United States started pulling 1,000 troops out of South Viet Nam today. A total of 15,500 U.S. military personnel will remain in Viet Nam, but authoritative American sources reported that their gradual withdrawal may begin early next year. OTTAWA (AP)-Alec, Mike, Bob and Keith — lour British Commonwealtli prime ministers —cracked jokes, compared their weather and talked polities Monday night over a 15,000-mile telephone hookup. Millions in Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand listened in by radio and television. Prime Ministers Sir Alec Douglas-Home of Britain, Lester B. (Mike) Pearson of Canada, Sir Robert Menzies o! Australia and Keith Holyoake of New Zealand used a new submarine cable across the Pacific from British Columbia to Australia. GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) wThe U.S. Hospital Ship Hope hrrived^ Monday ior a 10-month stay. The privately iinanced medical mission will treat needy patients and train Ecua' dorean doctors and nurses. ROMP' (AP) — Economy-size paper money went into circuln tion in Italy today in a start toward replaring the old big bills. The old 10,000-lire ($16) bill, the largest denomination, is 10 inches by 5. The new one is 6 by 3. BERLIN (AP)-A young East German corporal escaped to West Berlin early today. The 23-year-old, on duly along the barbed wire border around West Berlin, was not noticed by other guards as he crawled under the wire. • BARBS By HAL COOHRAN The married man has a wife first in his heart and then in his wallet. * » • When two braggarts get together it's an I for an I. Johnson was called to the White House by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. As their conference broke up the President pointed to the big leather chair behind his desk and remarked. "One day, Lyndon, you'll sit in that chair." "No, Mr. President," the senator replied, "that's one chair I'll never sit in. I wouldn't trade desks with you for anything in the world." PRESIDENT KENNEDY generally went out of his way to praise his vice president as a "loyal and faithful friend." On one occasion he told a Demo- 'cratic dinner, "I must, say that the merger of Boston and Austin was really the last merger the attorney general has allowed, but it has been one of the most successful." ONE OF JOHNSON'S lesser- known duties as vice president was to act as a one-man watchdog over House Speaker John McCormack <-it press conferences following White House Legislative conferences. The Speaker, whose job was to acquaint the agreed-upon version of the private talks with the President, tended to stray into political booby traps with regularity. Johnson eventually developed the habit of standing behind MeComiack's right shoulder to whisper intensely to the Speaker when he was about to tread nn dangerous waters. TO NEW PRESIDENT Johnson, common sense has a special meaning. As a senator, he said: "One of the wisest things my daddy ever told me was that, 'so-and-so is a d—d smart man, but the fool's got no sense'." By sense, Johnson meant (he art of knowing what is possible and how to accomplish it. He does not waste time on lost causes and he realizes that hot; issues are rarely settled by victories for the extremists on either side. He has been contemptuous of the crusaders among his former Senate colleagues. "All they do is fight and fight," he once said, "and get 15 Senate votes.' As for himself, he once noted, "1 would rather win a convert than an argument." THE PRESIDENT'S wife Lady Bird (the former Claudia Taylor of Karnack, Tex.) admits his sense for efficiency. When the family moved into "Los Ormcs," Perle Mesta's for mer Washington home. Johnson went to considerable trouble anglicizing the interior of the house, in addition to changing its name to "The Elms." New wallpaper, bookcases, Texas paintings and a hi- fi system were added. When asked what, her husband thought of the redecorating, Mrs. Johnson replied: "All the furniture he wants is something comfortable enough to put his feet up on." THE PRESIDENT as a sen- married couples when he could get them. A shrewed bit of amateur psychology, it resulted in a smooth-running office. "It's literally one big happy family, and the result, makes for the best teamwork and loyalty I've ever seen," said one former aide. Johnson prescribed rigid hours for his staff, the men working every day hut Sunday and the women getting Saturdays off only twice a month. "People used to ask me why 1 about everybody who works for me does," the President once said. "Someone else answered, 'H—1. he iust gives 'em.' " ON PAGE 274 of the Washington telephone directory is this notation: "Johnson, Lyndon B., Hon., 4040 52d nw . . . WO 6-4030." What makes this listing even more incredible is that, as vice president, Johnson himself often answered the phone. One of his cardinal rules was that it should always be answered on the first ring. Digest Of The News Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy is reported ready to support President Johnson as fully as Johnson supported President Kennedy. Government sources say an FBI report nearly ready for the Wliite House will indicate that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone and unaided assassin of President Kennedy. President Johnson outlines for Democratic congressional leaders a personal eeonomy-in-gov- ernment program which he hopes will boost the chances for an early tax cut. Mi's. Jacqueline Kennedy Was Actress Strangled By Left Hander? Fight Tuberculosis and Other Respiratory Diseases HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Letters threatening the life of slain actress Karyn Kupcinel were being studied today as detectives searched for a powerful killer who may have used only one hand to strangle her. Actor Andy Prine, Miss Kupcinet's former boy friend, turned the letters over to detectives Monday, saying they had been pasted on both their doors a few months ago. "They weren't coherent threats—just a series of frightening words like 'You're going to die' and things like that." Prine said. Miss Kupcinel, L'L\ was found dead in her apartment near the Sunset Strip Saturday. Dr. Harold Kade, who por- ormed the autopsy said the vivacious actress was probably killed Thursday by someone Mrs. i wno hroke a bone in the left side of her neck while strangling her. Kade said this indicated the killer was left handed and may have used only that hand. Prine said he and the actress had moved to new residences because of the threatening notes and the letters then stopped. "They weren't handwritten. The words were formed by clips from newspapers or magazines," he said. Sheriff's homicide detectives said they had no good leads in the slaying and were checking her wide circle of friends and associates. Miss Kupcinet. daughter of Chicago newspaper columnist and television moderator Irv. Kupcinet, had appeared in many top television shows. Her father said lie had talked to her the evening before she was murdered and thai she "seemed happy and had no problems." But detectives said actor: Mark Goddard and his wife, Marcia, told them Miss Kupci­ nel was distraught over her broken romance with Prine. The Goddards discovered her body when they went to her apartment Saturday. Miss Kupcinct's body was returned to Chicago, where funeral services were scheduled (or today. plans to attend a special ceremony citing her Secret Service man for "exceptional bravery" during Ihe assassination of President Kennedy. Five train operating unions are set to announce whether they will join in a concerted court attack against a federal arbitration ruling that would wipe out thousands of railroad jobs. National President Johnson's daughter Lynda Bird, 19, returns to college. With her are at least three Secret Service agents who may find the job of guarding her more rewarding than expected —one sits in class with her and learns too. A New York physician offers hope for the circus fat lady; she can reduce, but she'll have to work all her life at maintaining a more glamorous figure. International Russian delegates at the United Nations await instructions from the Kremlin before replying to President Johnson's renewal of President Kennedy's offer of a joinl moon flight. Raul Leoni, President Betan- courl's candidate for the Vene- zuclan presidency, leads by more than 200,000 votes and Communist terrorism subsides in Caracas. Timely Quotes The traffic of the American, English and French troops stationed in West Berlin through the territory of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) has no legal basis. —Berliner Zeitung East Berlin newspaper. Si S' * My stay with the Mots taught me how to cope with adversity. —Pitcher Roger Craig, 22- game loser, after being traded to St. Louis. HUMOR A Bistro near Madison Avenue displays a shrunken head over the bar. Underneath the head appears this legend: "Mv. that was a dry Martini!" Leoni Wins By 200,000 In Venezuela By ROBERT BERREIXEZ Associated Press Staff Writer CARACAS. Venezuela (AP)— Raul Leoni, soft-spoken former labor lawyer pledged to carry on President Romulo Betancourt's opposition to Fidel Castro, won a smashing victory today in Venezuela's presidential election. Leoni, Betancourt's candidate, led his nearest rival in the seven-man race by more than 200,000 votes, according to unofficial tabulations based on 70 per cent of the vote. Defying threats, bullets anl bombs from Communist terror ists, 95 per cent of Venezuela's eligible voters balloted Sunday. Violence subsided in Caracas Monday. There was no sign of the outlawed Pro-Castro Armed Forces for National Liberation (FALN), whose campaign of terror had resulted in an almost daily loss of life for months. In second place in the presidential race was Rafael Caldera, a Social Christian member of Betancourt's government coalition. Unofficial returns to- dav showed: Leoni, 692,206; Caldera. 470,171. Exhausted from the strenuous campaign, Leoni went to bed in the early evening, confident that he would govern the oil- rich nation for the next five years. Venezuela's constitution prevented Betancourt from succeeding himself. He will turn over the presidency in March. Leoni, 55, won a reputation for honesty and achieved some popularity iimong workers as labor minister in Betancourt's 1946-47 provisional government. Meanwhile, U.S. Embassy officials maintained a vigil most of the night for the release of Lt. Col. James K. Chenault, deputy chief of the U.S. military mission in Venezuela. He had not been released early today, however. Chenault, 17, of Sherman, Tex., was seized in front of his Caracas home Wednesday by four terrorists. Hopes rose for his release after telephone callers told a Caracas newspaper he would be freed in the early evening. Quick Quiz Q — Who was considered America's outstanding hero of World War I? A —• Sergeant Alvin York of the 82d Division. On October S. 19IS York, practically single-handedly killed 28 Germans and captured 132 in the Argonne Forest. * « » Q — Which continent has the largest share of the world's people? A — Asia with 1.8 billion or 56 per cent. China lends the list of nations with an estimated 731 million people. * * * Q — How fast can porpoises swim? A — Porpoises and dolphins swim 30 miles an hour without apparent difficulty. JOHNSON CHALLENGES CONGRESS TO ACTION NOW By PETER EDSON Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON — (NEA)— The big thing to watch in the month ahead is whether the United States Senate and House of Representatives can meet the challenge thrown at their feet by President Lyndon Johnson. Ho calls for action where tho Congress has wanted only delay. Ho does not set specific deadlines. But he wnnts civil rights and tax legislation now —not later. This is the master craftsman of Capitol Hill speaking — the man who is credited with believing that politics is the art of the possible but knowing better than anyone else in Washington what is possible. Lyndon Johnson promises not to Interfere with the indepen dence of Congress. But he now asks Congress to act—to act wisely and vigorously, to act speedily. THE PREVAILING SENTI MENT in Congress has been all the other way in the few days since John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated. At first there was a belief among some of the more pro gressive lawmakers that Congress would forget its petty political difference, unite and get on with clearing up pending business. The hope was all the appropriation bills could be approved to run the government till next July 1, that a compromise could be reached on college and vocational education bills, foreign aid authorization, and all the other half-completed measures still pending in conference between the two branches of Congress. This was the minimum program. No thought was given to passing the civil rights or tax bills this year. But there also has been a more defeatist sentiment among some legislators to adjourn Congress as soon as possible. The expressed excuse has been that the new President needed time to prepare his program and to gather up the reins of government for driving the long, hard road ahead next year. The unexpressed excuse has been that, congressmen being only human, they are tired. They have been in session all year. The work load assigned to them has been heavy. The is sues have been controversial. The men whose job it Is to write the laws wanted to go home and rest over the holidays. The hidden but obvious excuse has been that the oppitn ents of civil rights and tax re form and alii to education and medicare and all the other un- enncted programs of the New Frontier have deliberately clogged the congressional machinery so that there would be no action on any of these measures. Members of the House have maintained that they have done their work because they have cleared the tax bill and all the appropriation bills for the year except foreign aid, military construction and pub- blic works—the pork barrel bill. Tire SENATE HAS BEEN BLAMED for the delay because it has cleared only four appropriation bills—Defense, Interior, Treasury-Post Office, ~!.r\- bor-Health, Education and Welfare. But the House has been dilatory, too. Legislation which has passed the Senate but not the House includes area re-development, Securities Exchange Act amen dments, transportation rate changes, the wilderness bill and job training for unemployed youth. And the civil rights bill Is now tied up In n House Rules Committee slowdown which may doom it for the year. There are, in fact, only 15 legislative days in December before the Christmas holidays, assuming that Congress holds no Saturday sessions. It is argued that there isn't time for Congress to clear its calendar before the year-end. THE DELAYING TACTIC is to put everything off till next year. This is being attempted through a joint resolution which would enable government ng eneies to spend at their last year's appropriation rate until Jan. 31, 1964. The thought is that Congress will complete action on appro> priation bills after it comes back next yeai*—seven months too late. Into this situation the new President calls on Congress for action now. He sums It up In three words: "Let us continue." The crude translation put on that for Congress is: "Go to work." m no tf MU. i«. m t. ( . us. ui OH. "If SHE brushed after EVERY meal, we'd go broke _____ buying toothpaste!" Animal Life ACROSS 4 Fish 1 Common 5 ?W* rodent deduction 4 Hod doer adult * £?'*? ded male 8 Crustacean 12 Fruit drink 13 Female horse M Russian hemp 15 Chum 16 Africans of • sort 18 Make* threefold • 30 Worms 21 Cook's utensil 22 Miss Gabor and namesakes Answar to Provious Puzzls EPl B O M 5 3 M E E M k E g b g 7 Obtain 8 Pungent plant 9 Narrow inlets 10 Feminine appellation 11 "Good Queen 17 Actually 19 Logging term 23 Phials 24 Seasoning 25 Mountain .. (comb, form) 26 Property item 24 London district J** 26 West Indian 28 Musical work shrub 27 Turf 30 Pleasant smells 32 Ancient city 34 Eyes of cameras 35 Educational _, association 38 Pedal digit 37 Communists 39 Fewer 40 Location 41 Cushion 42 Cetacean 45 Covering 40 Preventing 51 Organ of hearing 52 Encourage 53 Notion 54 Mineral spring 55 Green vegetables 56 .Sea bird 57 Mr. Hunter DOWN 1 Enthralled 2 Hebrew month 3 Communication device 29Lowcasto Indians 31 High homes 33 Applause 38 Determine 43 Daughter of Zeus (mythj 44 Bewildered 40 Heavy blow 47 California 40 Small apertures community 41 Heathen 48 Snatch 42 Infold .">0 Inferior horso 1 r 4 r I- 8 ST uT 12 13 14 15 16 17 16 19 20 ST" 25 sr 28 29 30 31 34 W 39 JT 4T 44 •7 43 49 5i 52 54 55 5fi -1 NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN. Today In Washington the WASHINGTON (AP)-In news from Washington: CIVIL DEFENSE: Senate sources said today it is questionable whether Congress will complete action this year on a 5190.6 - million nuclear fallout shelter program already approved by the House. A Senate Armed Services subcommittee postponed until next week the bearing of further testimony on the compromise bill, which has administration backing. KENNEDY GRAVE: Crews worked under glaring floodlights during the night to patch up the trampled ground around President Kennedy's grave. Thousands of visitors have streamed into Arlington National Cp.metery since tne chief executive was buried a week ago Monday, tearing up the grass on the slope where he lies. Cemetery Supt. Jack Metzler said workmen were spreading gravel and chipped stone around the area. The original Ka Mux Klan was formed as a purely social club by six Confed* erate veterans in Pulaski, TeniL, on Christmas Eve., 1865. Even their long ghost* ly robes were adopted in an Your KAnv***** almost HaUoween spirit The TOUr Manners 1 San spontaneously spread from this beginning. feet up a quiet studv area for youngsters, and part of the battle is won ENDS TONIGHT Elvis Prettoy — "FUN IN ACAPULCO" Opens 6, Start* 6:30 — Feature at 6:45 - 9:05 STARTS TOMORROW • -*ma « TPVV amm 1 $ y i#a, HoomnANNY/ ^ \unff i ;t. GRANADA AWARD: "With son has Award to Dr. J. Robert Oppen> heimer. The award came nine years after the Atomic Energy Commission ruled thai although Op- penhekmer was loyal he was a security risk, in part because of association with persons known to he Communists, and flius denied to him access to g overn- ment secrets. In presenling the award Monday, Johnson noted the citalion had been signed by the late President Kennedy. The award, « medal and tax- free 530,000, wa.s given by the AEC for Oppenbeimer's "contributions to theoretical physics as a teacher and for leadership in the Los Alamos laboratory and the atomic energy program during critical years." POLITICS: Republican National Chairman William E Miller says the M-day political moratorium he called for out of respect for the memory of Pres. idet Kennedy does not apply to state and local polities. In a statement Monda ., ,, >y Miller said his appeal of Nov. L'G was for piesented the Fermi the national level." at HOLIDAY CASH! 'here's no feeling like the feeling of a full wallet when tho holidays roll around. Here, you'll find a warm welcome and a sincere desire to help you through this budget-bending time of year. Com* in or call loday about your HOLIDAY LOAN. HOW MUCH CAN YOU USE? 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