Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on May 17, 1973 · Page 5
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 5

Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, May 17, 1973
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Golesburg Register-Moil, Golesburg, 111, Thursday, May 17, 1973 S Watergate and Foreign Policy: Picture Hazy' By STEWART HENSLEY WASHINGTON (UPI) - The effect of the Watergate scandal on President Nixon's foreign policy may be somewhat clearer after his summit conference next month with Soviet Communist party chief Leonid I. Brezhnev. Washington Window It will take far longer to determine conclusively whether tfte domestic calamity has wish to go so far as to rendered the President impotent in the conduct of foreign affairs. The picture is .hazy, some of the bitterest congressional and other critics of Nixon on the Watergate affair are, at the same time, admirers and supporters of the record he made during the past four years in foreign policy. At some point, thpse who are crying for Nixon's blood at home must decide whether they contribute to total erosion of his authority abroad. fitit Tax Dropped Brezhnev obviously has a vested interest in the continued political survival of Nixon —for the time being at least. For it is to Nixon he must look for fulfillment of the promises made at the summit conference a year ago in Moscow. in return for Russia's agreement to pressure Hanoi toward a peace settlement, Nixon pledged the United States to a broad range of technological and economic cooperation. Most important, from the Kremlin's view, he promised to get Congress to end the trade discrimination against Soviet products. The Russians, in an unusual effort to appease congressmen who oppose trade concessions on the grounds of anti-Jewish measures in the Soviet Union, have "suspended" the exorbitant exit tax on Jews wishing to emigrate to Israel. Now it is up to Nixon to deliver. Whether a domestically crippled President can do this is questioned by some observers here. Ominous Signs Seen However, U.S. officials contend they are confident the Senate, in the final analysis, will approve the concessions rather than be blamed for bringing to a halt the entire process of tension-easing between East and West. Some political analysts see ominous signs in the fact that the heretofore generally hawkish House of Representatives finally appears ready to join the Senate in voting to deny the President any more money for Cambodia bombing. Some critics have asserted that Nixon persuaded Brezhnev to meet in June in an effort to divert attention, for the moment at least, from the torrent of Watergate disclosures. This contention is somewhat suspect. Nixon invited Brezhnev and other Soviet leaders to visit the United States a year ago and the invitation was accepted "in principle." Much further delay would have been interpreted abroad as a sign of deteriorating relations and loss of impetus on the various negotiations to limit nuclear arms, reduce military forces in central Europe and proceed with East-West negotiations on other fronts. 'Demry- Dear Penny, I find It hard to understand the difference in the two en* closed articles taken from your paper. The information Is the same, yet a Galesbarg student rates a short paragraph; the Warren student gets hla picture and a nice biography. People in Galesbarg have lost interest in this paper—I wonder if the people In charge know that most Galesburgers buy or subscribe to the Peoria paper, with the remark they get more Galesburg news in it than they do locally. Except for food ads and perhaps the want ads, there is little or no difference—the same obituaries and funerals, all municipal news (and generally better and more accurate reports even in this area.) I have heard many a complaint about the second and third page and its contents in the past year or so and the lack of Interesting local news. Of course, if it is bad news about the middle to lower class, It always makes the paper. Anyone else and It is suppressed. I have a friend whose daughter participated recently in state music contest. The Monmouth page had the results within two days. Galesburg High School has not published their rating yet, nor that of the band, which earned a deserved superior rating. If it was Berwick, Oquawka, etc., they get in. Only Galesburg seems to get the blackout. Don't say it isn't true, and don't throw this in the wastebasket. We can all read, thank goodness. Reading Less and Less Dear Less, Let me first say that I am answering your comments in the same manner as you write your letter ... as a reader. I must say I agree completely with at least part of your letter. I agree there should not be the disparity disclosed by the two articles you enclosed. If a high school student in Galesburg gets an honor and a Monmouth High School student gets the same honor, the coverage should be the same. In other words, it is my opinion there should be a policy set for publication of honors that would make them all pretty much the same. I also agree with your opinion on small town coverage I have never believed it is fair that persons from small towns can have their name in the paper week after week because they had dinner with their son and daughter-in-law when Galesburg people cannot. It's ridiculous. Small towns have their items of news just as bigger cities do, and it is these things that should make print and not chit-chat. I disagree with you on the publication of the high school music contest ratings. Those of Galesburg High School were published. It is my opinion that the Galesburg Register-Mail is a darned good newspaper. It certainly does not withhold items because of status. It is read and subscribed to by an all-time high number of subscribers. However, everyone is entitled to his opinion, and if you choose another paper, that's up to you. That's why Time Magazine and Newsweek both stay in business. Dear Penny, Recently I was downtown shopping in a well-known clothing store where I was looking at a rack of slacks. The manager came up and asked what I was looking for, and I said a certain kind of blue jeans. Well! He started in on me and wanted to know why I didn't choose a pair of crushed denim or corduroy. I said I preferred a plain denim, but the 6ize was 7-8, and I wear a 9. I said I thought I could wear the plain denim because they looked as if they were cut larger. He told me I'd look like a barn in them and laughed. He was very rude, and even the sales girl seemed surprised by his attitude. Well, Penny, I have never looked like a barn in anything! I am 5-feet, 1-inch tall, and I weigh 110 pounds Incidentally, I tried the jeans on, and they fit perfectly. What I am wondering is why this man was so nasty. Does be often treat people in this fashion or was it because I was buying from the reduced sales rack? I later learned this man owns the place. If some merchants could just see themselves. Thank goodness there will be a new shopping mall. I'm getting \ fed up with treatment of this sort. Please Answer There's just one thing wrong with your letter. You wrote it to me instead of telling it to the store owner in no uncertain terms. Thinking of you . . . Penny Send your questions to Penny, in care of the Galesburg Register-Mail. Penny will answer all letters to which a personal reply is desired. As many letters as space permits will be used in this column. Country Musician Program Planned The Midwest Country Music Assn. will have its annual auditions and awards presentations July-27-29 at Rock ton. Applications may be obtained from the Midwest Country Music Association Headquarters, Box 406, Rockton, 111. 61072. Awards will be presented to the best young female and male entertainer; best adult male and female vocalists; best country band and most versatile band. A "ha^l of fame" award for Wisconsin and Illinois will be given July 29. Mississippi was the first state to have a planned system of junior colleges. Mother*Daughter Dinner at Gilson GILSON - Crystal Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Clark, received a prize for being the youngest person present at Gilson Community Church's annual mother-daughter banquet May 14. More than 90 persons attended. Members of the banquet committee included Mrs. Claudette Stegall, Mrs. Sandra Clark, Mrs. Delores Coombs, Mrs. Arlene Curry, Mrs. Shirley Emken, Mrs. Vergene Putnam and Mrs. Laura Stegall. The bald cypress and the larch are two conifers that are not evergreen. 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