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THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT VERNON, ILLINOIS MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1963 MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS 118 North Ninth Street, Mt. Vernon, Illinois (DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY) MT. VERNON NEWS ESTABLISHED 1871 MT. VERNON REGISTER ESTABLISHED 1881 CONSOLIDATED SEPTEMBER 28, 1920 EDWIN RACKAWAY —_~~ , EdUor WM. t RACKAWAY Business M«nsger ORIAN METCALF ,— Newi Editor JOHN RACKAWAY Sporti Editor GUY HENRY City Editor WASHINGTON COLUMN.... By PETER EDSON Washington Correipondent New Housing Legislation is a Capitol Task in '64 ROBERT K. THOMPSON IRENE PURCELL JOHN McCLURE MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Prets It exclusively entitled to use for the publication of ell news credited to It or not other wise credited In this paper and also the local new* published therein. Advertising Manager ..... Society Editor Second Clan Pottage paid at Mt. Vernon, Illinois — Circulation Manager SUBSCRIPTION RATE Subscriptions mutt be paid In advance By Mall, Jefferson County and edjoining counties, one year $ 7.00 6 months $4.25) 3 months $2.75; 1 month ..... $ 1.00 By mall outside Jefferson and adjoining counties within 250 miles, one year, $10.00; 6 months $6.00; 3 month! $4.00; per single month $1.50. Outside 250 miles, 1 year.... 6 months, $7.00; 3 months $4.50; one month $1.75. Delivered by carrier In dty per week . 30 $11.00 A Thought For Today Tea. tlioti nrt my rock and my fortress; for thy name's sake lead me and guide me.—Psalms 31:3. o-o-o o-o-o o-o-o A mighty fortress is our God, A bulwark never failing.—Martin Luther Editorial Honeymoon Will End THE EASY EXPECTATION is that President Johnson, the ' veteran master manager of the Senate, will command support from the nation's lawmakers for his legislative program that the late President Kennedy could not have matched. Yel there are important reasons why this expectation might not be fulfilled, whether Johnson should have one year and two months in office, or one or two full terms beyond that. The first of these is the elemental fact that, whatever his long background In the Congress and his mastery of its processes, Johnson is now a man apart. Many lawmakers hold him in fond memory and cherish his friendship even now. But he is no longer one of them. His view of the nation's problems will hereafter be different from theirs. His proposals for solutions will inevitably differ from those he would promote as a leader in Congress. They seem almost sure to be stoutly resisted on these grounds alone: they are the product of an outsider, of a competing source of governmental power. To those who doubt this likelihood the lessons of history may prove impressive. From the very outset of our history under the present Constitution, the president and the Congress have warred continuously. No chief executive has been free of this conflict altogether, even in the moments of great national unity which real war and economic depression bring. Run through the solidly researched biographies of our presidents and you will find the documentary evidence of this unending struggle overwhelming. Congress generally may like one president more or less than another. But nothing in history suggests It Is inclined to yield its prerogatives to either friend or foe. Secondly, neither Congress nor the president himself may regard as fitting and suitable the use by a man in the White House of the maneuvers Johnson employed so effectively as Senate majority leader. Even if such maneuvers were not perhaps viewed as unbecoming for a president to rely upon, the question must arise whether—as a practical matter—they could be used as well. For they depend at least in substantial part on some continuing degree of physical proximity. This is clearly impossible for a busy president working two miles from Capitol Hill. The telephone is no substitute for personal contact. For a third thing, at least in 1964, partisan politics can become a serious obstacle. President Johnson, with just a few precious months at his disposal, will be out to make a record he can run on in the fall elections. The Republicans will be out to sec that he makes no record—or a poor one they can easily attack. None of this is to predict that Johnson will be totally hamstrung by Congress as he undertakes to make a legislative showing. It is simply to indicate that, for all his tolents with lawmakers, Johnson may find he will have the same difficulties ivith Congress that piesidents have had since George Washington's day. Newspaptr Enterprise Attn. W ASHINGTON—Extension and expansion of housing legislation is one of the major new problems—not a holdover from this year—that Congress will have to deal with in 1964. Public housing and urban renewal sections of the 56 billion omnibus housing bill passed by Congress in 1961 will expire next year. College housing will have one more year to run, and the veterans' direct home loan provision has two more years. But there are a number of new housing problems to face. HUMOR tiOOD QUESTION "How many times must I tell you," aid Mother to Billv, "to kr-en yi.nr eyes closed during prayers?" "Yes. .Mom." answered Bill> "but how did vou know didn't?" According to the Veterans' Administration, GI insurance is a i>10 billion life insurance business. Top producer of chemicals 1 j from oil and natural gas in the U.S. is Texas. Original Colonies ACROSS 1 "Old Dominion" 8 'Tea Party" colony (ab.) 13 Warning 14 Two -toed sloth 15 Abrogitor 16 Lacerated 17 Eject 18 llaremi 20 Pheasant brood 22 Consume 23 Obstructions 26 Accomplish 28 Lustrous element 32 Malt drink 33 "Battle ol Trenton" colony 35 Colored handkerchiefs 37 Exist 38 Unfasten 39 "Battle of Cowpens" colony (ah.) 40 Cupid 41 Priestly vestment 43 Hebrew measure 45 Massachusetts city 40 Crisp toast 63 College building 54 Balkan native £6 Medicinal ctlant 67 Thought logically 58 Body of water 60 Colony between bay and ocean DOWN 1 1 Weasel 2 Holly I SUbbedftbrk 4 Spinach 6 Europeai country 6 Nothing 7MissRobb 8 Admit 9 Change undergoer 10 Soon 11 Feminine appellation 12 Celestial bodies 19TiUes 21 British statesman 23 Hindu gentleman S4 Russian wolfhound 25 Cleft 27 Possesses 29 Ivan for one 30 Go by aircraft 31 Alkaline solutions Answer .to Previous Puiils l_ A M A 6 R E § Y t= N A o O $ U t $ E T 1 5 r B S M E NJ T T T E e 6 rarara 33 Estonian • weights 34 Knave in cards 36 Operated a phone 40 Heretofore 42 Whiskers 44 Bovine stomachs 45 Fellow 46 Light circlet 47 Biblical judge 48 Downwind 50 Miss Cavalieri 81 Well-known ., boxer S2 PeruvUntrtbe 55 Balance (ab.) The National Association of Home Builders estimates there will be 862,000 new families formed In eiirh of the next three years, rising to over a million a yenr form 1067 to 1970. The increase in 1 he number of 20-to-22-year-olds in the last four years of this decade is expected to create a new high demand in multifnmily rental units. This demand has been increasing since 1960, reducing single-family home ownership proportionately. -o- -o- -0- All these clumping factors force housing experts to do some pretty sharp calculating on the volume of construction to pic- pare for in the next few years. Housing and Home Finance Administrator Robert C. Weaver probably will release the government's official estimates early in December. F. W. Dodge Corp. already has made its prediction of a 2.1 per cent increase in housing construction volume to a $20.25 billion total for 1964. A survey for the National Lumber Manufacturers Assn. predicts about 1.55 million new housing starts for this year and next. Two-thirds of this new housing is expected to be built in five areas of population concentration. They arc the Boston-New York to Washington "Mecapolis." Central Great Lakes from Buffalo to Milwaukee, California, "metropolitan" Texas and Florida. Atlanta, Phoenix, Denver, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Seattle are other areas picked for major population and housing growth. -o- -o- -o- Making a survey on existing U.S. housing- the base for all the new construction—Department of Agriculture's annual Outlook Conference in Washington has turned up much interesting data. Of the 58 million occupied housing units reported by the 1060 census, one-fourth had been built during the preceding 10 years. Another fourth were reported structurally unsound and lacking in essential facilities. A fifth of these units—5 per cent of the total—were classed as dilapidated. It was so bad that these units should he torn down or extensively rebuilt. This is where the government's urban renewal and rural development programs find their major work to do. The number of occupied housing units in I960 was 23 per cent greater than in 1950, although the population increased only 20 per cent in this decade. One surprising finding is that 21 per cent of rented and 9 per ]. cent of owner-occupied housing sheltered a person living alone. Half of these people were over 60 years of age. This is where part of the demand for special housing for the aged comes from. Nearly two-thirds of America's housing units are owner- occupied. But 60 per cent, of them were mortgaged and 9 out of 10 had been mortgaged since 1950. •0- -O- -0- Furm housing and rural non- farm housing have shown great improvement in the last dec- < r ide. Twenty years ago only 15 per cent of rural housing boasted mechanical refrigerators. Today practically every farm home has one. Seventy-five per cent have tunning water, 62 per cent have flush toilets, and more than 50 per cent have freezers and other apliances. Farmer II o m e Administration loans are responsible for much of this new construction anil modernization. For the year ending last June SO, FJIA made 20,000 housing loans for a total of $186 million. But the rural South still presents the greatest problems in housing, since 40 per cent of all farm homes are found in that area and many of them are classed as dilapidated. r/ You Mean You Don't Believe in Santa Claus?" HOROSCOPE FORECAST By CARROLL RIGHTER Digest Of The News NATIONAL A jet airliner explodes in an electrical storm near Elkton, Md. All 82 aboard arc killed as plane falls like a ball of fire. Seventy-one of 1-15 passengers left the plane minutes earlier in Baltimore. Frank Sinatra Jr., abducted Today In History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Monday .Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 1963. There are 22 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 19-11, Japanese invasion forces landed in the Philippines in a followup of the Pearl Harbor attack. Other Japanese armies advanced rapidly through Siam toward the Burma Road in southeast Asia. Simultaneously, China declared war on Japan and Germany. On this date: In 1608, English poet John Millon was bora. In 1777, a charter for the first government pawnshop in Paiis was issued. In 18S9, the Chicago Auditorium was formally opened by President Rutherford B. Hayes. In 1935, the five-power Naval conference opened in London with the United States proposing a 20 per cent reduction in armaments while Japan demanded parity with the United States and Britain. In 19-15, U.S. Army Gen. George C. Patton Jr. was gravely injured in an auto crash near Mannheim, Germany. Ten years ago . . . California liquor lobbyist Arthur Samish was sentenced to three years in .A federal grand jury in Wash- Today In Washington WASHINGTON (API - In the news from Washington MEMORIAL SERVICE: A candle-light service will be held at the Lincoln Memorial Sunday afternoon, Dec. 22, to mark the close of the official 30-day period of mourning for President Kennedy. A torch ignited by the eternal flame burning at Kennedy's BARBS By HAL COCHRAN You're getting along O.K. on your job when you can boast you've had a boost. SPEAKER — Rep. John W. McCormack, D-Mass„ speaker, U.S. House of Representatives, is first in line of succession to the presidency of U.S. in tho absence of a vice president. Every hunting season the . limit on birds and animals you grave will be carried to tho me- 1 can shoot is announced, but not morial to touch off candles for j on hunters, the service. Washington area i church choirs and five clergy- j * * » men will participate. j Seldom does a prize fighter go through a whole fight without batting an eye. ington indicted Ne wEngland industrialist Bernard Goldfine for contempt of Congress. Five years ago. . .A federal grand jury in Washington indicted New England industrialist Bernard Goldfine for contempt of Congress. One year ago. . .American scientists reported some progress in the continuing struggle against the common cold viruses but promised no early breakthrough in research. JOHNSON - 'IV STATION Chairman E. Wiliam Henry of Commission doubts ownership of an Austin, Tex., television station by President and Mrs. Johnson will affect FCC decisions regarding it. Noting that the Johnsons have placed in trust their stock in the company that owns the Austin station and has an interest in others, Henry said Sunday: "As far as I am concerned, as an appointed official, this is satisfactory." 1 I i * 6 J 8 IS 5 17 It w wit? BARGHOORN: Yale Prof. Frederick C. Barglioorn says the Soviet government leveled four espionage charges against him when they seized and Held him in Moscow for 16 days last month. Barghoorn, freed after President Kennedy denied he was on 1 intelligence mission and demanded his release, said the most serious charge was that he was trying to obtain informa- [ tion about Soviet misiles. and realistically thinking man "who lias boih fept planted squarely on the ground." The former West German chancellor gave this evaluation of Johnson in a copyrighted interview in "U.S. News & World Report." Adenauer, who visited Johnson at his Texas ranch in 1961, was asked "do you think he could handle" Soviet Premier Khrushchev? "I am quite sure of that," Adenauer said. "I do not believe that he would let Khrushchev bluff him." Timely Quotes I will do my best. That is all I can do. I ask for your help and God's. at gunpoint from a motel on the California-Nevada border, sheriffs office reports. WASHINGTON President Jolinson's attention focuses on the forthcoming federal budget, including a proposal to curb spending by eliminating some defense installations. INTERNATIONAL Defiant Bolivian miners hold 21 hostages, including four Americans, despite a troop buildup and President Johnson's offer of full assistance to the government. Gen. Thanom Kittikachorn, another supporter of the West, takes over the government of Thailand after the death of Premier Sarit Thanarat. A QUIET HOBBY HEMPSTEAD, N. Y. (AP) Freddy Saposella spends six afternoons a week as the track announcer at Aqueduct but at night you won't hear a peep from Cappy. That's when he's engrossed in a hobby that lias kept him intensely interested for 20 years. He's a stamp collector. "I talk all day to earn a living," says Cappy, "and when I get ome I find stamp collecting a tranquillizer. Caposella, 59, as announced more tan 50,000 thoroughbred races in 26 years. He has handled the Kentucky Derby seven times. People In The News OSLO, Norway (AP) Linus Pauling, the American antinuclear bomb campaigner, is in Oslo to receive the delayed 1962 Nobel Peace Prize Tuesday. "I think awarding me the prize will mean great encouragement to peace workers everywhere, but particularly in tlte United States, where there have been so many attacks upon the peace worKers," Pauling said Sunday. Pauling won a Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1954. JERUSALEM, Israeli Sector (AP)—Leonard Bernstein, musical director of the New York Philharmonic, says he has dedicated his Third Symphony, "Kaddish," to the memory of the late President Kennedy. Bernstein disclosed his action Sunday. He is in Israel to conduct tho world premiere of his new symphony in Tel Aviv Tuesday. NEW DELHI (API — Prime Minister Nehru launches a United Nations conference Tuesday on population control, a pressing problem in India. The country's population is nearing 425 million, with an anticipated annual increase of nearly 10 million. GENERAL TENDENCI E S TUESDAY: An unusually good dny and evening to come to a new and better understanding with nny an all contacts as well as for finding gifts for those on your Christmas shopping list. You can also have a greater amount of beauty and culture in your surroundings by thinking out some new decorative schemes. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You can make friends of competitors now and merge for greater activity and expansion. Delve into matters of policy. Then full speed ahead with plans of merit. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Getting surroundings more orderly, artistic, will add to efficiency as well as peace of mind. Co-workers will then appreciate your efforts. They support you In your ideas. GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) Plying your talents with exactitude brings profit and satisfaction now. Get away from dull rountincs. Be sure to get off to some recreation you like in the evening. MOON CHILDREN (June 22 to July 21) You enjoy handiwork around the home, family affairs, nnd this is a good day for all such. See that income matters are in order infallibly. Pay most outstanding bills quickly. LEO (July 22 to August 21) A spirit of cooperation instead of coercion is best with associates now. Make your share of calls, buying, selling, etc. Show that you are a person of great ability. VIRGO (August 22 to September 22) If you handle property, material affairs wisely, you will soon show fine returns from your investments. Contact persons in business who has good ideas. Be adroit LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) If you are certain what your aims are, you can plan to reach them quickly and wisely. Get about socially tonight. Such contacts can be very hlpful if you state ideas clearly. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Fine time for investigating and finding out reasons why persons act as they do. Labor methodically and diligently, produce results. Be romantically inclined in PM. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) No better day and evening than this to repay social, other obligations. Make new contacts, friends thereby, too, that lead to early advancement. Be courteous. CAPICORN (December 22 to January 20) By contacting powerful persons directly, you get the favors, results, you desire at this time. Make proper use of that knowledge you have stored up. Impress with your charm, too. AQUARIUS (January 21 to February 19) By utilizing your humane and understanding ways in better directions, you now get infinitely better re- World News TOKYO (AP) - Tlte lowei house of the Japanese Parliament re-elected liberal Democratic party leader Hayato Ike-.', da premier today as expected.",' Later he announced he Itad re- • appointed his entire Cabinet. Ikcda receivecf 280 votes In a roll call of the 467 - member, House. The vote was a formality' since Ikcda's party had won 294 >"• seats In the Nov. 21 elections, as-' siu'ing him another four years in office. WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP)—New Zealand will monitor radioactive fallout at a network of stations in the Pacific if France holds nuclear tests in the area, Prime Minister Keith J. Holyoake announced today. Holyoake said the French tests could not be held for some years. And "in the meantime we shall do whatever we can with any reasonable prospect of success to ensure that the tests do not eventuate," Holyoake said. TOKYO (AP) - A historic medical breakthrough was claimed today by Japanese surgeons who said they successfully rejoined severed nerves in the shattered spine of a train accident victim. Dr. Tsuneaki Nakayama, surgery chief of Chiba University Hospital, said the operation 15 months ago litis given 28-year- old Kiyoko Oinuma partial control of lier legs. Miss Oinuma was crushed between a moving train and a railway platform in 1960. Injuries left her incapable of any movement. Nakayama said she eventually may be able to move about on crutches, but there is no chance of complete recovery permitting her to walk. LARGER VARIETY -AND- LOWER PRICES ^ you need. Write to those out- of-town. PISCES (February 20 to March 20) Neatness and superlative finish to all that you do stamps you as a perfectionist and partners approve. See that your accounts are in order. Mate craves affection—give it In PM. IF YOUR CHILD IS BORN TODAY . . . others are apt to spoil your progeny very early in life, since the charm here is very great and all will be attracted to him, or her. Curb this as quickly as possible, since the potential here is considerable and a fine career . can be carved out. Particularly ; good chart for working with: the public in general and especially in the field of entertainment. "The Stars impel, they do not. compel." What you make of your life is largely up to YOU! : Carroll Righler's Individual ~ Forecast for your sign for January is now ready. For • your copy send your birth- • date and $1.00 to Carroll Righter % The Register-News, Box suits. Delve into Information 1921, Hollywood 28, California.' A ARE YOU PLAYING THE M-0-N-E-Y GAME OUT AT BIG STAR—ITS FREE—ITS FUN! 66 PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY WON CASH! BIG STAR If — President Lyndon B. son. John- I got no more tears to cry. -Mrs. Ida Composto, Washington, D. C. This is ridiculous. —Lee Harvey Oswald, * * * He (President Kennedy) died a tyrant's death. I pray to God the new President will not be as intolerant and demanding as the late President was. —Attorney Richard Ely, addressing a White Citizens Council meeting in Nashville, Tenn. CHASE AND SANBORN 1 LB. TIN FRESH FROZEN FISH STICKS 8-Oz. Boxes 25 MRS. SMITH: Sen. George , Aiken, R-Vt., thinks Sen. Mar, garet Chase Smith of Maine could whip both Gov. Nelson A. j Rockefeller of New York and Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizo! na in the New Hampshire Re- 1 publican presidential primary. Interviewed Sunday on Mtro- IKilitan Broadcasting's Radio and telvision program. "Opinion in the Capital," Aiken said that if the three enter the primary "Mrs. Smitli would probably get the largest number of votes." NOW THRU WED. Adult Entertainment Not Recommended For Children GRANADA APPRAISAL: Konrad Ade- I nauer says President Johnson I impresses him a$ an intelligent Joseph E. Levine prcucnU SOPHIA L0REN as Technicolor* 1\'chiiirania70mm infttajPicjiraUca TIMES TONIGHT-TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY' "Women of World" 8:80 "Madame" 6:80 Open 6—Starts 6:30 I'hone 342-S175 We are happy to announce that Miss Colleen Atchison is the winner of the Miracle of Santn's White Reindeer Contest. She will receive a Transistor Radio and her little girl friend a warm coat. TIP TOP FROZEN LEMONADE 1 Can Makes 1 Full Quart 10 BLUE BELL LB. BLUE BELL IN 1 AND V% LB. CARTONS LARD > .10 Large 24 Size TIDE Gerber's Strained BABY FOOD Fresh Crisp-36 Size CELERY — BO, 29 4 J,,s .39 2 0 .29 fRESH FLORIDA (FIRST OF THE SEASON) OPEN NIGHTS UNTIL 940 Pill.