Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 3, 1963 · Page 14
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 14

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Tuesday, December 3, 1963
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14 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1963 Oswald Pictured As Half-Educated Crybaby Hy .I.VMKS MAKLOW Associated Press News Analyst WASHINGTON (AP)—The picture of Lee Harvey Oswald which emerges so far is that of ;i crybaby, self-centered, undisciplined, half-educated, a mind too poor to understand what he read, and with delusions about himself. When the facts are all in, he may look different. But this ex- Marine, 24, assassinated after being charged with killing President John F. Kennedy, was a nobody who clearly wanted to •be somebody. It may turn out he was part of a conspiracy. But the information revealed up to this time indicates the exact opposite. He called himself a Marxist without seeming to understand a Marxist revolution is a job for an organization. Oswald was too undisciplined to be a good organization man. •o- -o- -o- Ho boasted about the books he had read, but he never learned to spell well. Ho was dissatisfied with the American society but never learned how to do a job well enough to keep it so lie could support himself in this society. And while he kept talking of a more perfect society, in this one he skipped out on his rent. He called himself pro-Castro and anti-Castro. Ho glorified the. Soviet Union and wanted to write a book condemning it. He complained about llie hardships his m other had suffered during the depression, before he was born, but the evi- Join Security's \Christmas Club\ Today And... PAVE THE WAY FOR A " MERRY CHRISTMAS 1964 FREE GIFT TO ALL MEMBERS Security Has A Wonderful Gift For Everyone Who Joins Their 1964 Christmas Savings Club. FREE OZARK FLIGHT BAG Start saving now for next Christmas with easy payments — as little as 25c Security Bank clence indicates that after he was able to go to work, he contributed little or nothing to her support. Me complained to a family friend lie was out of work and his wife was expecting their second baby. The friend drove to New Orleans for the wife and first child, returned to her home in Dallas with them, and took care of them for weeks. Oswald apparently never contributed a nickel to this woman friend of the family for the support of his wife and child and second baby but, instead, went to Mexico to arrange a trip for himself to Europe. His problem started early. In the very short time he and his mother lived in New York he became such a delinquent in school he was given a psychiatric examination. He was found to be "wild." Perhaps the delusions showed up then. •o- -n- -o- At 17 he quit school to go into the Marines. He didn't do well under the discipline. He was court-martialed twice and was in constant conflict with other Marines. He was given a special, hardship discharge so he could go home ami help his mother, who had been badly injured at her job. Instead of staying with his mother to help, he got a job on a freighter and, unknown to his mother but with $1,000 saved up from his Marine days, went to the Soviet Union. In Moscow lie called a news conference to announce he was defecting and wanted to become a Soviet citizen. He called himself a Marxist, said he was the youngest in the United States. This demonstrated, at least, that he had some delusions about his importance. The Russians seemed unimpressed, withheld citizenship, and gave him a job in a factory at Minsk. Two things happened: He got married and became disillusioned with the Soviet Union. The idea of working at the same job perhaps became too much for his undisciplined spirit. Perhaps he felt frustrated by being treated as just another worker. The fact that he had to go to the Soviet Union to understand how it operated — that there was absolute discipline under the Communists and discipline meant work because the Communists dislike bums—is as good an insight as any into the poor quality of his mind and his stability. He was allowed to return to this country hy the American government after three years in the Soviet Union. Here he bounced around from job to job, never really competent in anything except the most menial jobs. •(I- -it- -a- ln the meantime ho tried to call attention to himself as pro- Castro and anti-Castro. He got into a television discussion on communism and Marxism and made a mess of himself. Last September he went to the Cuban Consulate in Mexico City to get a visa to Cuba and the FAIR SPROUTING—Construction is well under way at the Flushing Meadow site of the 1964-65 World's Fair. The New York State building is lower left. At lower right may be seen the Astral Fountain. The Unisphere is center and the Shea Stadium in the background. Official opening is scheduled for ADril. No Doctor, Dentist, Lawyer In Town WITT, III. fAP) - A men's club has initiated a fund-raising campaign, hoping to buy this Montgomery County town three Christmas presents —a pliysi- eian, a lawyer and dentist. Witt, a farm city of 1,100 Persons, has not had a resident physician for more than 12 years. It has lacked a dentist or lawyer for many years. A Hillsboro lawyer serves as it 's city attorney. The fund drive has a goal of 510,000 with which to build a professional huilding, mainly with clinic facilities for a doctor. The city has had three prcvi- Soviet Union. When he was told it would take time he stormed out, slamming the door. It's possible Oswald then felt rejected by both Moscow and Cuba. This is also passible, if he is the man who killed Kennedy, that he decided he would single- handedlv show the Soviet and Cuban Communists how a revolutionist should act by killing the President. lie never seemed to understand that the really effective revolutionists—like Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev—did not act singly but as part of an organization. They looked upon the individual trying some crime on his own not as a revolutionary but as a romantic. For a Communist there is nothing so deserving of contempt as a romantic. Progress. Learning new ways. Applying new techniques, new thoughts, new ideas. That's progress. Modern Woodmen has devoted more than 80 years to progress, the progress of people working together. The progress of people thinking, planning, employing new ideas and techniques to solve the problems of providing family protection in changing life situation";. Modern Woodmen of America is a legal reserve fraternal life insurance society. Its progress shines in its many attractive features and benefits. Rating age last birthday. Lower rates for women. Discounted advance annual premiums. Triple indemnity. Ask the man from Modern Woodmen. He'll give you many more reasons why Modern Woodmen progress is important to the future financial security of your family. MODERN WOODMEN of America HOME OFFICE * ROcK ISLAND, ILLINOIS KENNETH W. BEVIS Local Agent MS llaniM 'ii Ml. Vernon, III. Phone 2W-0618 TURNER H. MAYN0R 4> MISS JANE MAYN0R District Manager P. O. Box 694 Mt. Vernon, Illinois Phone 242-1565 ous fund campaigns for less expensive adventures. It raised $1,200 to 1.500 each time for a park, street signs and a public works truck. Witt, home town of U.S. Steel President Leslie Worthington. estimates its schools in the last century have graduated IS persons who later became physicians in larger cities. One family alone has produced nine physicians and dentists. Residents travel five miles to Nokomis if they need a doctor. Rent Strike On In Harlam Three Killed In Helicopter Crash CUSSETA. Gn. (API—Three soldiers were killed and 10 injured Monday in the crash of n helicopter on n mission from Ft. Benning, Ga. Army spokesmen withheld the names of the dead pending notification of the next of kin. A witness said the helicopter appeared to be trying to land on the highway when it crashed and burned. The accident occurred on U.S. 27. The helicopter was one of the new Choctaw type being tested by the 11th Air Assault Division. NFAV YORK (AP) — A rent strike by tenement dwellers in Harlem has spread to 50 buildings lioiising 3,700 persons. Representatives of tenants in 31 buildings met Sunday and voted to join families in 16 tenements who have refused to pay rnnt until alleged building code violations are stopped. Royal Family Is Multiplying LONDON (AP) — Princess Margaret is expecting her second child at the end of April. Maj. John Griffin, her press secretary said tonight: "The princess and Lord Snowden are delighted." Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II, is 33. Her first child, Viscount Linley, was born Nov. 3, 19G1. Queen Elizabeth, the Duchess of Kent and Princess Alexandra, Margaret's cousin, also are expecting babies early next year. State Deposits Half Billion CHICAGO (AP) - Funds on deposit in the Illinois banking system now have topped (he half-billion dollar mark, State Treasurer William J. Scott announced today. Scott said the state had 5170 million on deposit a year ngo. The stntc treasurer said he has awarded a 2 million state deposit to the Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Co. of Chicago at a record in­ terest rale of 3.875 per cent for one year. He said Illinois already is receiving the highest interest figure of any state in the nation—3.75 per cent—for 12-month deposits of state funds. Scott said earnings on Statn of Illinois funds for October amounted to $1,582,256 nn Increase of •IG7,6D8 over the earnings figure for October a year ago. New York was the first state in the Union to require automobile license plntcs, in April of 1901. DKATH ON UK 11 )0 K QUCKL1N, Mo. (AP) — A Geneva, 111., man was killed and his wife seriously injured in an auto collision on a bridge just cast of Bucklin Sunday. The victims were Robert W. Williams, 39, and his wife, Carolyn, 33. The Missouri Highway Patrol said the occupants of the other car were seriously injured. ""YOUR BABY""" FITTING BEST •"W TP* W tp 'H ^ £i .&£ '»~ > --JO Baby's first steps require correct shoes, Bpecifically high lops such as this nil leather white ... and our very best fitting service. $5.99 We Give and Redeem Eagle Stamps DOLLENS SHOE STORE Jefferson County's Finest and Only Home-Owned Family Shoe Store. 1003 Broadway Dial 242-1046 121 N. rjtii Special Agent Mt. Vernon, 111. JUST WHAT SHE WANTED... an extension phone for Christmas! A colorful, convenient extension phone shows your thoughtf ulness the year 'round. Saves time and steps in the kitchen, bedroom, basement... anywhere you put it. Just pennies a day, too—plus installation. Popular decorator colors to choose from. Choose the lovely new Princess® telephone, shown above, a space-saving wall phone, at left, or the standard desk set, at right. Just call your Illinois Bell business office. Or, ask your telephone man. ILLINOIS BELL ® TELEPHONE Part of the Nationwide Bell System Phone 21M5G5

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