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THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS 118 North Ninth Strut, Mt. Vernon, llllnoli (DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY) MT. VERNON NEWS ESTABLISHED 1871 MT. VERNON REGISTER ESTABLISHED 1882 CONSOLIDATED SEPTEMBER 28, 1920 EDWIN RACKAWAY Editor WM. C RACKAWAY Builneu Manager ORIAN METCALF Newi Editor JOHN RACKAWAY Sporti Editor GUY HENRY City Editor ROBERT K. THOMPSON Advertlilng Manager IRENE PURCELL Society Editor JdMiMiiiiM 'iifrT'i Today In Washington FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1963 JOHN McCLURE MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to use for the publication of •II news credited to It or not other­ wise credited In this paper and also the local news published therein. Second Class Postage paid *t Mt. Vernon, Illinois ...» Circulation Manager SUBSCRIPTION RATE Subscriptions must be paid In advance By Mall, Jefferson County end adjoining counties, one year % 7.00 6 months $4.25; 3 months $2.75; 1 month $ 1.00 By mail outside Jefferson and •d|oining 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; on* month $1.75. Delivered by carrier In ejty per week .. _._ .30 In the WASHINGTON (AP) news from Washington: Oil and taxes: Sen. Paul H. Douglas, D-Ill., pressing for reforms in tax laws, told the Senate Tursday of an oil operator with an income of $28,716,932 in 1960 who "paid not one single cent in federal income taxes tor that year." He was one of six oil millionaires who Douglas said paid little or no 1960 taxes according to treasury records. Doublas mentioned no names. "This is an unjust and outrageous situation," he declared. "This is the result of the numerous loopholes and truckholes in our tax laws and particularly those which favor oil and gas. A Thought For Today Ho was In the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not.—John 1:10. O 0—O 0—O—0 0—o—o The nature of Christ's existence is mysterious, I admit; but this mystery meets the wants of man. Reject it and the world is an inexplicable riddle; believe it, and the history of our race is satisfactorily explained.—Napoleon Bonaparte. Editorial Borrowing To Finance Schools Is Good Practice ACCORDING TO THE TAXPAYERS' FEDERATION of Uli- nois, issuance of tax anticipation warrants has long been a "way of life" to help finance elementary and high school public education in many school districts in Illinois. As of June 30, 1951, the total amount of education and building tax anticipation warrants unredeemed in Illinois school districts was $567,459,609. Ten years later, as of June 30, 1961, such unredeemed warrants totaled $100,495,183, an increase of 49%. While some school districts are able to operate on a cash basis, many are forced to resort to borrowing in order to meet their budgets. Tax anticipation warrants may be issued and sold to the extent of 75% of the taxes levied for transportation, educational or building purposes, or for the payment of maturing principal and interest of bonds. Tax anticipation warrants have first claim on such taxes when collected and must be redeemed solely from current tax receipts. Interest must be paid thereon at a rate not exceeding 6% per year. However, school districts with good credit ratings often enjoy much lower interest rates. • • • Interest on tax anticipation warrants paid by school districts in Illinois in 1951 school year was $1,622,989; in 1961 school year, $7,526,527. Teachers' orders furnish an additional avenue for borrowing money for educational purposes. They may be issued on the educational fund when there is not sufficient money to pay the teachers. Such teachers' orders must be paid in order of issuance and may bear interest at rates from 26% to 6%, inclusive. Prevailing interest rates vary with credit ratings. No limit is placed on the amount of teachers' orders that can be issued except that they are included with other indebtedness in consideration of the constitutional debt limit (5% of the total equalized assessed valuation of the district.) In 1951, teachers' orders outstanding total $1,757,895; in 1961, only $635,711 was reported in this category. Interest paid on teachers' orders in 1951 amounted to $81,588; in 1961 such interest was $67,622. * • * "The fact that a school distinct must resort to the issuance of tax anticipation warrants and/or teachers' orders should not be assumed to indicate poor fiscal practice," said Maurice W. Scott, Executive Secretary of the Federation. "On the contrary, such practice probably saves the taxpayers money in spite of the interest paid, due to the fact that large amounts of cash on hand encourage pressure for greater spending, all too often hard to resist." Today In History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Friday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 1963. There are 18 clays left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1775, the Second Continental Congress authorized the building of 13 ships of war — the genesis of the U.S. Navy. On this date: In 1577, Sir Francis Drake left Plymouth, England, to sail around the world. In 1781, a day of prayer and thanksgiving was observed throughout the United States at the end of the Revolutionary War. In 1944, a Japanese suicide plane crashed into the U.S. cruiser Nashville, killing 133 persons, during World War II. Ten years ago Herbert Brownell Jr. said he throught all persons suspected of Communist tendencies had been removed from government jobs. Five years ago — I he longtime leader of antiracket forces Job hi . is: Prf . s jdent Johnson in the International Teamsters , ok i a meeting of 61 business ex- Brotherhood, Thomas Hickey,' cCutivos Thursday that "no one was ousted from his $20,000-a- 1 should be exploited because he is a member of a minority group, and no one should be denied employment because he is a member of a minority group." He said the only consideration should be "merit and ability." The executives were called to the White House to hear an explanation of a program to eliminate discrimination in hiring. Taft-Goldwater: Rep. Robert |A. Taft, R-Ohio. declared Thursday he would be happy to run for the Senate on a Republican ticket headed by Barry Goldwater. When Taft announced his can didacy for the Republican senatorial nomination last Friday, he was quoted as saying that a \H« r M iGoldwater - led national GOP snid h - ,icket " would mflko 11 difficult" for his own campaign in Ohio. "This was inaccurate and not 'stated by mo," the son of the late Mr. Republican said in a statement. "After All, We Are Old Friends!" year job as union general organizer in New York. One year ago — Florida's multimillion-dollar citrus crop was damaged by the worst cold wave to hit that state in a century. SUPPORT YOUR RED CROSS BLOOD PROGRAM + Gocd things happen when you give Your Manners Small gifts for the hostess are simple thank-yous. QUICK QUIZ—What speed is attained by the duck hawk? A—F a s t e s t of birds, duck hawks have been credited with a diving speed of 180 miles an hour. Quick Quiz Q—Where is the most lush and varied forest in the U. S.? A—In the southern Appalachians, centering near Chattanooga, Tenn. Q—Can the air temperature be estimated by a cricket's chirp? A—By counting the number of cricket chirps in a 14-second period, and then adding 40. the total will equal the air temperature to within one degree, three times out of four. Mrs. Kennedy: Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy intends to observe a full year of mourning for her late husband and will make no public engagements, her press secretary announced Thursday. The statement was presumably aimed at scotching reports she may take a hand in next year's presidential campaign. There had been published re- orts that Mrs. Kenendy had advised President Johnson she would play any role he might I, ask her to in the 1964 campaign. ..IIP. WASHINGTON COLUMN.... HOROSCOPE FORECAST By CARROLL RIGHTER GENERAL TENDENCIES: This is a Saturday to be very conventional and conservative and to follow long accepted principles and precepts for your growth and development instead of going off on a tangent, as you are tempted to do, ihus upsetting the apple cart of presently desirable conditions. Make sure you do live the Golden Rule—not just mouth it. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) If you get in tune with astrological planets, you find that your affairs work out more successfully. Seek wisest philosophy by which to regulate your life. Don't be a drone at constant dull work. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Time spent calculating what you should do in the future to get ahead faster is wisely used. Don't procrastinate so much in days ahead. A true abundance can be yours, if you are smart. GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) Fine day for party going with associates, good friends. Should you not have been invited to one, quickly have a get-together yourself. Come to meeting of minds with the right people. March 20) Your practical activities now determine the amount of backing you will get from powerful persons later. Know what your real aims are. Catalogue them in fine order. GROW. IF YOUR CHILD IS BORN TODAY . . . you must early face the fact that your progeny will desire to be in foreign countries or far from home, and an education slanted along lines that will equip him, or her, for success in such far-off fields is best here. Encourage your pioneering offspring, since much fame can also be in this chart and opposition could lead to abject failure. "The Stars impel, they do not compel." What you make of your life is largely up to YOU! Carroll Righter's Individual Forecast for your sign for January is now ready. For your copy send your birthdate and $1.00 to Carroll Righter Forecast Mt. Vernon Register-News, Box 1921, Hollywood 28, California. (Distributed By McNaught Syndicate, Inc.) BARBS BV The IAI, COCHRAN girl who is likelv to China Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Chinese drink 4 Seaport in Kukicn province 8 Chinese coin 12 In addition K: t at M "ore 15 16 171'. 3 Insert in the script (slang) 4 Moslem commander 5 Chinese dynasty 6 Negro fetish 7 Ocean off Chinese coast measure 8 Lukewarm 9 Operatic solo 10 German river MOON CHILDREN (June 22 ... to July 21) If you serve in- make the best home for a man fluential people more instead is the home-made girl, of wasting time with ingrates, * » . you find life becomes happier : Somebodv entercd an 0 hio more prosperous now. You can homp nm , stolc , he dnmjs o{ please them greatly. Be of good i (win younj? hoys Police havet y t cheer. thought of searching neighbor' LEO (July 22 to August 21) homes, all flying [ You ai . c highly inspired at this t t r time and it is up to you to use ideas wisely for a better futiue. . , , , h , Doors of opportunity are opening up. Be sure you are prepared to take advantage of such. ly haven't the heart to do it. 18 Norse explorer 11 Nobleman 20 16th century 19 Army halting dance 22 Preclude 24 Like (suffix) 25 Parrots 28 Manuscripts (ab.) 31 Fragrant gums places 21 Fairy fort 23 College yell 26 Kung Fu-Ue 27 Seed covering 28 Chinese communist 34 Hawaiian island 29 Pronoun 35 Exclamation 36 Ornamented 38 Condensation 30 Glowing 40 Respiratory infection (slang) 41 Chinese societies 45 Cherished 80 Classify 51 Hall of German university 62 Danube tributary 64 Tse, Chinese philosopher 05 Chinese p 'sure 66 orn fish 87 : talk 30 To foam 31 Bounder 32 Tavern drink 33 Craw 34 Margarines 37 Time system lab.> 39 Winglike part 40 Candid 42 Legal word 43 Rice 44 Mining tunnel 45 Consumes 46 Type of travel on snow 47 Color 48 Domestic Slav* 49 Rangoon measure S3 Marxian 68L.u.:ilg Kal . 60 Transmit 60 Compass point DOWN 1 l >uii;i ':.Ucated ^Htidea 3— r- B r- T r~ nr rr 12 13 14 IS 18 17" 16 • 1 U ° L A _ • ?§ 8 sr W • 35 • H J" • & 44 IT • 11 M & .-• 57 yj » SO VIRGO (Aupgust 22 to September 22) A few moments spent in contemplation brings the answers you need to solve current perplexities. Work can also be made easier and more efficient. Don't be afraid to be a do-gooder. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Listening <o or studying the life of those who live or have lived in an exemplary manner is very beneficial now. An associate has fine ideas. Resolve to adopt them. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 211 If you turn to the fine standards under which you were reared, you will find that the future can be far more successful, happy. Resolve to be more cooperative with coworkers. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to Decern her 21) Make the effort to get to meetings, gatherings, that will increase knowledge, income, happiness now. Be more charming with others. Then all goes well with you. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 20) A period of meditation reveals how to make home life more harmonious as well as business affairs better in the future, Think big. Enjoy true abundance for a change. AQUARIUS (January 21 to February 19) A period of study first will equip you well for discussions with friends later. Get into important, serious matters of moment. Act, think intelligently and you getlyour desires. PISCES (February 20 to The number of locks on It doesn't give you a tip on the value of the contents of a girl's head. NEEDED: NEW GEARING FOR A CREAKY CONGRESS BY PETER EDSON Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON - All hope for study of congressional reorganization and reform have been knocked for this session and probably the next, after two short, dull rounds of debate. On successive days, Senators Joe Clark. D-Pa., and Clifford Case, R-N.J.—co-sponsors with 30 other senators of a resolution to set up a joint committee on organization of Congress—asked unanimous consent to consider an amendment which would permit six senators and six representatives to study the antiquated Senate and House rules. TWO WORDS — "I OBJECT" —were enough to kill the unanimous consent request under existing rule. Sponsors of the reform movement had no stomach for a knock-down, drag-out fight which might lead to a filibuster- So they threw in the towel. And modernization of congressional procedures to speed them up is dead. Many senators and representatives are pretty sensitive these days to criticism that this session has been a "do-nothing" Congress. Their contention is that long sessions and apathy in Congress are not new. The same criticisms of every Congress have been made for the last 50 or 100 years. Bnck any Intelligent member of Congress into a corner for his private opinions, however, and he will deliver a far worse Indictment of the present legislative inaction than anything that has been said or written by outside critics* What it all adds to is that Congress is not adequately organized to handle its present problems, to say nothing of the increasing workload in the next 25 years. WHAT NEEDED IS SAID TO BE a change in structure of Congress as well as a change in its members' attitudes. * On the latter, "We don't have time to think out the answers to our problems," says one member. "We're lucky if we can just identify them. I barely know what's going on " * On the structural reorganization of Congress, 50 per cent of the delays are now said to be caused by jurisdictional disputes between committees. Who is responsible for the foreign trade issue which is becoming increasingly important, for instance? Is it the Foreign Relations or Commerce Committee? Or is it Finance Committee business because tariff rates are involved? Or Agriculture, for farm product exports and im- pots? Or Interior, for minerals? Digest Of The News National A knock on the motel door and "room service!" starts SI hours of terror for Frank Sinatra Jr. and his family. AP movie- television writer James Bacon writes a chronological narrative of the suspenseful events. U.S. man-ln-space program received a boast and n setback with the success of one rocket launching and the .postponement of another. Washington The Pentagon pushes ahead with studies likely to lead to more military base closing moves in the year ahead—an election year in which such actions could be politically risky. President Johnson is reported planning a sweeping reorganization of the Alliance for Progress In a broad move to develop more dynamic and effective U.S. relations with Latin America. Secretary of State Dean Rusk flies to Paris to assess with the foreign ministers of the Atlantic Alliance how the dramatic changes in the communist bloc affect Western security. International An American priest resumes his efforts to free the hostages hold by Bolivian tin miners. Thousands of workers demonstrate in La Paz in support of the miners. ILLINOIS CHICAGO—The special commission to draw new maps for the Illinois House of Representatives takes up talk again today, apparently still far from agreement. CHICAGO — The American Farm Bureau Federation has reaffirmed its belief in fewer government controls and in its president, Charles B. Shuman of Sullivan, 111. FT. SHERIDAN - However much Chicago hates to lose 5th Army Headquarters to Ft. Sheridan, it was Chicago that asked for the post that will be the new command center. CHICAGO — Slender Bennie McRtie thought he might never walk again several years ago. But the Chicago Bear player has become one of the National Football League's finest defensive cornerbacks. GOOD DRIVERS Takv. good cam of Iheir cars How can they all get into the act? The fact that both Senate ami House committees liave to hold separate hearings on every Issue is another great time-consumer. Joint Senate- House subcommittee hearings havo been suggested to eliminate this duplication of effort. It is generally agreed that congressional committees still do not have adequate staffing for policy planning to deal with modern, increasingly complex problems. One major deficiency cited is on national security issues that involve both international relations and military affairs. Another inadequacy is in the field of international finance. The majority party which controls all committees is in Jar better position on staffing than the minority. Rep. Fred Schwengel, R-lowa, has headed a House Republican Policy subcommittee that has worked diligently on this issue. It has put out a lot of publicity, but it hasn't solved its problem and probably won't till there is general reorganization. THE INCREASING WORK LOAD of Congress during the next quarter century is bound to make present organization and procedure seem even more inadequate. Reform has to be effected for the future, it is felt, even if not for the present. Population growth means a greater concentration of people in cities- Constantly improving farm technology means that more food will be produced by far fewer people. Automation makes achievement of full employment more difficult. Congress has to gear tip to deal with more complex human problems as well as political, economic or international affairs. And it has to gear up the make decisions faster. GRANADA -TONIGHT- Peop/e In The News LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, each expecting a baby next year, attended the royal ballet at Covent Garden Thursday night. They led the audience in a 20- minute ovation at the conclusion of a new version of "Swan Lake." The queen, who has ben mostly in retirement of late, appeared cheerful and Princess Margaret was radiant. CANBERRA, Australia (AP) —Australian Defense Minister Athol Townley collapsed in his office in Melbourne Thursday and was taken to a hospital. A government spokesman In Canberra said Townley's illness was caused by exhaustion following the recent federal election campaign. His condition was termed serious but not dangerous. SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) Bing Crosby is buying a $175,000 home near San Mateo and plans to make his permanent residence, his business manager says. Crosby, his wife and three children will move into the 25- room mansion by mid-January, Basil Grillo, the entertainer's business manager, said Thursday. Crosby will keep his estate at Palm Springs but has decided to sell his Beverly Hills home, Grillo said. SAN FRANCISCO (AP)-Bob Hope left Children's Hospital after a week of treatment for his ailing left eye and quipped: "Although this is Children's Hospital, I don't feel any younger." The 60 - year - old Hope said Thursday he is almost positive he will make his annual Christmas trip overseas. He is scheduled to entertain servicemen in the Middle East this Christmas. Hope was treated for a blood clot which for five years had caused blurred vision in his left eye. Doctors said the eye is healing well. Hope headed for a week of rest and further treatment at Palm Springs. HUMOR When three towering cylindrical dormitories were recently built on the campus of a large Eastern university, college authorities tentatively i named them A, B and C. The I students now refer to the functional buildings at Ajax, Bab-o, and Comet. TODAY AND SATURDAY GRANADA IETR0-G0LDWYN-MAYER PRESENTS A KING BROTHERS PRODUCTIOI Mm smnBan IN TECHNICOLOR AND WONDRASCOPE AND JANSEN'S SELF- SERVICE N 1 • . '.TJT'TrF"'] 1= (QUIPPtO LAUNDRY AND CLEANING V 1 L L_ A G EE* •A StRVICt MARK TMt NOROt DIVISION Qf TM£ BORtt WARNIR CORPORATION SAVE on DRYCLEANING FULL LOAD FOR r THAT'S ONLY 3c EACH FREE Parking in Rear and Side of Building JIM JANSEN, Monog er 318 S. 10th Open 6 A.M. to Midnight Daily Attendants On Duty At All Times 2 Exclusive 1st Mt. V. 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