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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 9

Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, April 17, 1973
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Panther Scale In Oakland OAKLAND, Calif. (DPI) Voter* in California's filth largest city cast judgment today on the Black Panther party's switch from bullets to ballots as a means of spreading "liberation." The residents of this city on the east side of San Francis co Bay; where minorities make up a majority for the first time went to the polls to choose betweetf Panther party CHair man Bobby Scale and eight other candidates for mayor. John Reading, the conserva live two *term incumbent, vas favored to lead the field Lut Seafe, a former "Chicago Seven" defendant and Connecticut murder suspect, was one of three challengers given a ch^n^e of forcing Reading into a runoff nekt month. Scale, 36, was the most visible campaigner among tlic mayoral candidates, making daily forays into all parts of the city to shake hands and seek votes for,himself and Elamc Brown, the Panther's minister of information who is seeking one of nine seats on the City Council. Seale was bound and gagged in court by federal Judge Julius Hoffmann during the Chicago riot conspiracy trials following the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The case against him eventually was dropped. He later was accused of murder in the slaying of a Panther police informer at New Haven, Conn., but the charges were dismissed after a lengthy trial ended in a hung jury. The party declared more than a year ago that it was renouncing Violence as a vehicle for revolution and would seek to spread "libers- tion" across the country at the ballot box, starting in Oakland where the militant organization was founded and is still headquartered. Seale exchanged the black leather jacket that had become a symbol of the Panthers for a mod suit. U.S. Warplanes Bomb La#, Cambodia Fight Intensifiis C^alesburg l^sler-l^fl By United Press International Communist troops stormed two « m b a 111 e d Cambodian towns today, forcing govern* ment soldiers to retreat from one and engaging defenders of the other in fierce hand-to-hand combat, military reports said. U.S. warplanes bombed and strafed for the 41st consecutive day to blunt the Communist thrust in Cambodia and for the first time in seven weeks flew missions in Laos. B$2s and Fill fighter-bombers hammered targets near the small Laotian town of Tha Vieng following a reported major Communist violation of the cease-fire agreement signed Feb. 22. In Saigon, military officials said fighting across South Vietnam dropped today to its lowest level since the Jan. 28 cease-fire and military sources said reports of a South Vietnamese weekend invasion of Cambodia were nothing more than several platoons of government troops crossing a few hundred yards over the horAet to help defend a burning Mekong River supply ship. The sources said all the Saigon troops have returned to South Vietnam and no government troops were operating in Cambodia today. U.S. military sources said Communist troops today overran the Cambodian coastal town of Kep, a resort and fishing town 110 miles southwest of Phnom Penh. The sources said the invading Communists forced government troops on the Kep defense perimeter to retreat. In a simultaneous assault, Communist troops blasted their way Into the central market place at Tram Khnar, 25 miles south of Phnom Penh on embattled Highway 3, under a barrage of 60 and 82mm mortar fire, the command said. GALESBURG, ILL., TUBS., APRIL 17, 1973 SEC. 2 PAGE 9 Field reports indicated several hundred government troops were still inside the district town and fierce hand-to-hand combat was under way. Cambodian Air Force and U.S. fighter planes buzzed Communist concentrations around Tram Khnar throughout the day, field commanders said, but were unable to strike inside the town due to the presence of government troops. In South Vietnam, military officials reported 85 Communist truce violations in the 24 hours ending at 8 a.m., the lowest number since the Jan. 28 cease­ fire. But Saigon reported heavy fighting in the Mekong Delta south and southwest of the capital, with Communists launching three attacks near the Cambodian border. The government saM its troops killed 22 Communists while reporting three dead and 38 wounded. In the war in Cambodia, the only Indochina country with no formal truce, the military high command said Communists fought their way into the market town of Tram Khnar, 25 miles south of Phnom Penh on Highway 3. Communists also intensified their probes against Kep and Takeo, a provincial (Capital 55 miles south of Phnom Penh. The situation at both' places was called critical earlier by military officers. ... Loan Rate Limit Sought Cambodian C-Rations A Cambodian government soldier carries his weapons and two sides of pork over his shoulder along Highway One. Packed C- rations are not troops. UNIFAX available to Cambodian \ixon Pondering Renewed Tightening Of Price Controls Robber 'ii Demand Laughing Matter At British Bank LONDON (UPI) - When a bank robber thrust ,a note demanding money at bank cashier Peter Richardson, he thought It was so funny he started laughing. Then the man pulled, out a revolver and pointed it at the head of the 21-year-old teller. Richardson almost collapsed in laughter. And he did not want to keep the joke to himself. He passed the note, which said ''^and over the money," to the other, tellers in the Barclays Bank. They started gigghng too, The band|t, apparently sur^ prised by the rea6ti6n, fled. "I was never frightened because I didn't take it seriously," Richardson said. The police meanwhile began a search for the object of all the chuckles. A thought for the day: American writer Charles Warner said, "The thing generally raised on city land is taxes." By DON PHILLIPS WASHINGTON (UP I) President Nixon was reported today considering a new attempt to dampen inflation by tightening the price controls which he relaxed when he initiated his "Phase III" economic program Jan. 10. Nixon apparently won., a free hand to deal with the economy Monday when the House' turned back a Democratic attempt to freeze prices and interest rates by legislation. Instead, the House voted, 293 jto 114, to simply extend for one year starting April 30 Nixon's authority to impose wage-price controls. It was one of Nixon's greatest triumphs in the three- month-old 93rd Congress. At the same time, a Treasury Department official said the administration was considering "modification" of the existing Phase III program, which has been widely criticized for allowing rapid inflation. The official said the decision "has not been made," but he noted some Republican economic policy-makers were arguuig for a complete freeze on prices at current levels or return to the more stringent Phase II controls. Administration officials reportedly were worried about a gross national product report, the congressional freeze were bitter about their defeat. House Banking Committee Chairman Wright Patman, D-Tex., described the vote as a defeat for the American people; "The big business, big banks, big real estate interest^ aiid the other special interests^ have done their jobs well," Patman said. "They have carried the ball for the Whife ifbtise; and! am sure they will be fully rewarded by more economic permissiveness, and the people will be punished by more high An amendment by Rep. Henry S. Reuss, D-Wls., to place a ceiling on all prices except farm prices at their Monday levels was defeated, 263-139. Three rent control amendments were defeated with the closest vote a 225-173 defeat Of an amendment by Rep. Claude Pepper, D-Fla., which would have rehistated the rent c6htrol section Of the earlier Democratic compromise. Amendments to control food prices and require Nixon toi WASHINGTON (UPI) - The administration Monday asked banks to voluntarily hold down interest rates on loans to homeowners, consumers, small businessmen and farmers. But It left the prime interest rate which banks charge large businesses free to fluctuate. The Committee on Interest and Dividends also asked banks to hold down their profit margins to the average of the best two of the past four calendar years. It said mortgage loans and installment loans to consumers should be under voluntary "special restraint" so as to ,-remain "relatively stable" even est rates, while at (he same time providing a basis for a flexible structure of bank interest rates which is consistent with orderly economic growth. "Rates charged by a commercial bank to small business and farm borrowers should remain at levels no higher than those prevailing on the date these criteria are issued unless an increase can be fully justified by increases in costs," the committee said. "If increases in these rates occur, they are to be decidedly smaller, and are also to be made less frequently, than changes in rates on loans to large firms," the committee said. It said that, since the economic stabilization program requires companies and work- iers alike "to forego for the sake of the general welfare some of the earnings that they BATON ROUGE, La. (UPI) — AFL-CIO President George Meany said Monday that if other Interest rates should go President Nixon's economic up. policy is "a complete and The committee, headed by miserable" failure. Federal Reserve Board Chair- In a speech to a labor Arthur Burns, said this convention, Meany said the Meany Blasts Nixon Policy Meany. "The technique of the might otherwise have realized, banks should accept, similar restraints." The American Bankers' Association said, "We are confident the American banking industry will observe the guidelines issued by the Committee on Interest and Divid e n d s. While there are problems in any system of administered interest rates, we feel that the dual rate concept announced today is an appropriate temporary measure in a time of economic stress." Communists is, you never defend, you never talk about anything that went wrong. They never admit anything went wrong. This is the technique of man "dual" system, involving different standards for large business and other kinds of bwrowers, will "afford small business borrowers protection against burdensomie increases in inter- the performers in Washington." President and his advisers arej Meany said all three phases attempting to mislead the,of the administration's econom- public about the state of the American economy. "They have the same technique as the Communists," said ic stabilization plan are geared in favor of business and industry and against the worker. EASTER CANDY E6GS BUNNIES CHICKS Purely Delfcious! ClARinDRUG 1440 N. Henderson 342-4169 WANT ADS BRING RESULTS! )rices, high interest rates and:develop stronger controls of his iigh rents." own were also defeated. From the pattern of voting, it appeared that the old coalition of Republicans and southern and farm district Democrats revived itself for one afternoon. Even such staunch Democrats as Reps. Wilbur Mills, D-Ark., and George Mahon, D-Tex., voted consistently against tougher controls. The best that advocates of strong controls can hope to gain from Congress Is possibly rent control. The House defeated three rent control amendments Monday, 'but the Senate earlier placed rent controls In its] wage-price bill, andra House- Senate conference committee could include rent controls in the final compromise bill.. The Banking Committee- ear- Assembly Bans Snacks^ Papers TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (UPI) — JThe Florida Legislature, seeRing to improve its public image, has prohibited lawmakers from reading newspapers [ and eating snacks at their desks. f^'There have frequently been embarrassing pictures," said House Speaker Terrell Sessums Monday befort^ the House joined the Senate in adopting new rules of conduct. '1"Dn occajsion, it's looked like a forest of ' members, AMCSpring Air Conditioniiig Sal& scheduled for release Thursday,!liar approved a bill that wpuliil"^^^P^P^''^ that would show both inflation and real economic growth rose at an annual rate of about seven per cent in the first quarter of 1973. This was considered a too rapid Increase that could lead to stiff contrbls; tightening of the money supply mj^ch 16 leyels. and a subsequent recession. Democrats who pushed fdr Real Estate Today By DICK ROZYNeK, GRI Realtor have rolled back all prices, interest rates and rents to Jan. 10 levels. Ih/the face' -of str^g opposition -and a'^ massive lobbying campaign. Democrats a^eed to softenthe rollback on Qrices and interest rates to Ingredients For invesfrmfnt Housing prices have gone up steeply since the mid-60's for two basic reasons. First, the shortage of new savings made it difficult to fmance private housing, and the;,,,nij^ber, :«ff new housing uiu^' mlt' each year was far below what it should have been. Since there is a steady growth in population, this puts pressure on our housing reserves and prices rise. Second, there have been inflationary increases in the labor and material gc into building a many urban areas, land values continue to go up each year, too. (Our tax system encour­ ages speculation in utihiiproved land Nvhich helps raise Hie price).' ^ So h»e are the ready-made iijgredients for good investment. We all need housing of some kind, and according to the experts, the price of housing will continue to go even higher, though perhaps, not as dramatically as in the past few years. : ^dwever,*,tBe f irst "!Hquse^vote Monday 'Waslf a- 258-147 rdecision to throw out th«i Democraticr substitute and instead make the simple one-year extension the order of business before the House. It was clear afler that! vote that the Democrats had lost. After that, the House systematically mowed down: a series of Democratic amendments. Rep, Eugene Tubbs opposed the ban, contending the legislators work so hard.the only time they have to f read a paper or eat lunch is during floor debate. "Do wferWant to give the people a view.;of'the-legislature as it really and really operates, dry do': we want to create a facade?" he-; asked. The answer was overwhelming approval of the ban. If there is anything we can do to help you in the field of costs thatjreai estate, please phone or house. 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