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Tues., June 5, 1973 1 3 Humor Man -V, y i i Iiii. 4 4 t 1 1, [ ''iflit r • inhit" • * in A r .IT ** r • i \ 1MP EDITORIAL 1 *- Comment and Review 27ie Void at Knox ftft . At the conclusion of the Knox College commencement exercises each year for nearly a quarter of a century, Sharvy G. Umbeck stood before the graduating seniors with a dab of advice and some words of encouragement. This year's commencement at Knox was the first in 24 years at which Dr. Umbeck did not preside as the president of the college. He died May 5 at the age of do. void in the 4*1 tfrt There was a noticeabje 'Ceremonies held on the campus Saturday as those who worked under the nationally- prominent educator moved in to fill his shoes. \ During his tenure at Knox, Dr. Um- i beck's leadership produced a college enrollment The lmmens from the talents of Dr. Umbeck but those of th6 capable individuals he attracted to Z the institution. In later years, the college president made valuable contributions to the field of education throughout the country, serving as chairman of the American Council on Education, the- Agency for International Development and the Institute for Educational Management. He also was active in the Teachers Insurance & Annuity Assn., Associated Colleges of the Midwest, the Associated Colleges of Illinois, the Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities and the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Dr. Hermann Muelder, head of the Knox College History Department, said it well: "No other President of Knox, certainly not in more than a hundred years, became so truly a national educational leader. That office in Old Main became one of the nerve centers connecting colleges and universities of this nation. "A synopsis of the broad accomplishments of a man so important as Dr. Umbeck/' Dr. Muelder said, "is almost certain to sound like the profile of an institution." It will be difficult for the Knox College Board of Trustees to fill the void left by Dr. Umbeck. It will be difficult for his successor to equal his role and attain the same respect from students, educators and community leaders that the late president earned. CJ4 to* The ocean liner, once the ultimate symbol of de luxe travel, has been caught in a lull. Tourists have been abandoning ship, lured by the speed and lower cost of air travel The once-majestic Queens of the seas, Mary and Elizabeth, have been converted into a restaurant and a floating university. But today, with 1,000 cruises to choose from (U.S. News & World Report, Feb. 12, 1973), luxury liners are staging Soviet Ship Comes In a comeback with the Russians at the 2 helm. When the l|iner Mikhail Lermontov * pulls into the port of New York n^xt Mon** day, it will end a 25-year ban on Soviet passenger shipping here. The Lermontov operates on a one-class basis, but it's a luxury liner outfitted to .„ meet its Western competition. Built last year in East Germany, the 577-foot, 20,000- ton motorship has 11 decks, with cabins on seven. It accomodates 700 passengers at * a rate of $271 for one-way passage from New York to London. It boasts a gym, suana, pool, six bars, music lounge, movie theater, and day care center. Its library is stocked with books in five languages. Passengers can take balalaika lessons, and join in with the crew's amateur foik in- Strument band and dance company. The Lermontov which will depart for Europe June 12 to return in July and August, is the first modern Russian passenger ship to call in the United States, but it is already a part of the Russian tourist fleet In Europe. The Nadezhda Krupskaya offers ' caviar and propaganda on its cruises, and the Alexander Pushkin has also met with success. The Soviets hope to order 250 tourist liners and smaller ships, according to Merchant Marine Minister Timofei Guzhenko (Soviet Life, July 1973). Many of the tourists on these international liners are not Russians, however. A State Department expert told Editorial Research Reports that "only a handful" of Russian tourists visit the United States each year. Travelers from Western European countries and Soviet delegates to trade and cultural exchanges can be expected to patronize the Russian liners. But even if the Soviet Union continues to restrict its citizens' overseas travel, the Lermontov's voyage indicates a detente of sorts. Trade between the United States and the Soviet Union has risen rapidly, and a shipping agreement between the two countries went into effect last November, It allows Soviet and American merchant marine ships to call at each others' ports. A direct air route had been opened in 1966 between Moscow and New York, and it followed that the Cold War freeze on ocean travel would melt, too. This month, the Lermontov will call at Bremerhaven, London and Le Havre, but the Baltic Shipping Company of Leningrad also plans a direct voyage from Leningrad to Montreal. Thoughts —4 Brethren, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but one thing I do, forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 1 press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. —PhiUppiaii^ 3:13,14. Government Edges Into 'Monopsony In economics, u msti&pti$" is the -term that describes the domination of a market by a single seller. "Momojpisony" Is the term that describes the domination of a market by a single buyer. The latter is of more than merely academic Interest to economic .theorists. According to a recently released study, the federal government has acquired the characteristics of a monfopsiofly as a buyer of goods and services in at least one field and is on ihe way to mo­ nopsony in others. The study — "Monopsony: A Fundamental Problem in Government Procurement" commissioned by .the Aerospace Industries Assn., which represents the major manufacturers of the nation's aircraft, space* craft, missiles and related components. The Sftudy warns that the problems presented ©it ©Uipown erful isingie twtyejf are 1 m longer restricted! tto jdeifense and space suppliers, Government agencies are taking an increas- was Jngly active role in such areas as m ass tra nslt, e dues tton, health and environmenitial protection. The significance ol this trend, /the study points out, is apparent from the fact that federal government purchases now constitute nearly 10 per cent of the gross national product. The annual increase in these kinds of government expenditures over ithe last decade (adjusted for infMion) has been nearly 3 per cent. Many forecasts project increases of 24 per cent or more in the current decade. "One of the unique and distressing aspects of the process by which government acquires major (production) systems,'' the study says, "is -that all too often all of ithe parties Involved are unhappy with ihe results. "Q^gresisionail and executive agency jspokeamefl frequently cite examples of {schedule slip- technic! failures and cost) overruns. "Indtrslfcry in .turn points to changing requirements, exces- the Aerospace Industries Assn. is now calling on Congress to establish an todependfint regulatory ibeafd to monitor end limit gwerntneftt's imonopsiony power, just as the Justice De* ipartimenit's anti-trust division limits »the use of monopoly power in industry. • It recommends that the basic 4 criterion (which should govern the procurement 'process, as well as the actions and approv* als of such board conditions would resi sive regulation, inequitable procurement practices and unao ceptebly law profits. "A confused puttlk, generally unsopihiaticaited on tfhe subject, is likely tti wnctatfe rtftati government officiate and private industry! lare ttiksMiom^ and mismianagtag gcaircfl pibw resources/* a balanced free-inarket situation. "In the end," the association states, "what is in jeopardy is not one or two industries but rather our capaibidiity, aa a nation, to undertake (programs in iwhicfo the resources ot government and toduafcrjj (Mttfit be committed |<> iM idtowildjpinwnt mi implementation: til Solutions to (Newspaiper Entertprise Asst. Anchovies Real Cause of Beef Price Hikes WASHINGTON - During Phase II you couid pass the lobby of the building where the Price Commission was housed and see tables bending under the weight of press releases and fresh regulations encircled by snaitcihy lawyers, businessmen and reporters. Now there is nothing new at 2000 M St., N.W. The lobby is empty, the excitement is gone and to gain entrance to the .Cost of living Council's offices upstairs lobby you must sign in and wear a numbered pass on a chain around your neck. Jamie McLane, the deputy director, says they must band their visitors as the Normans once did their Anglo-Saxon serfs to keep us taxpayers from stealing trade secrets from the files, but a visit to the place makes you suspect that their biggest secret is that those files are empty. In the face of an inflation rate 200 to 300 per cent higher than what the Administration has been promising for years, •the slim, trim and terribly fit- looking Mr. McLane remains evasively composed. He blames the rise in food prices on Congress , on something called "•worldwide cycles, M on the 156 per cent increase in beef consumption by Italians, and most especially on the "Anchovy Connection." THE ANCHOVIES, you see, once waxed prosperous frolicking in the Humboldt Current. Un a ccoun ta bly and without forewarning the current moved and so did the anchovies, which, in some manner that Mr. McLane did not expatiate on, caused beef prices to rise. They've fallen back a bit now, but don't take heart; some economists here are predicting $1.50-a-pound hamburger by October. Although there is nothing that Mr. McLane can do about the feckless and inflationary anchovy, he insists that "We're not playing a shell game we're low^profiiing, but we're trying to come to grips with the structural problems." Since it was the Russian wheat deal and other acts by the government which seem to have created the freight.car shortage and many of the other problems affecting agriculture, it is a little difficult to follow Mr. McLane when you interview him. In any event, his office only has power to control prices, an activity that anybody who has contemplated a 75 cent head of lettuce knows is not being done. McLane's position 'is that while prices have been driven up by THE MAILBOX No Billboards Editor, Register-Mail: For any concerned citizens who would like to see the demise of billboard advertising in Galesburg city limits an ordinance is coming before our council this Thursday, June 7, that will call for the removal of all billboards now existing in the corporate limits of Galesburg within one year of the passage of said ordinance (No. 73-1033). The Sign Ordinance now in effect prohibits any further construction of billboards but why should we, as citizens of Galesburg tolerate the structures already existing? County, state and federal governments now have laws dealing with the abolishment or control of billboards but, unfortunately, there is little enforcement of these laws. Why not begin this en­ forcement in our own community? In the city limits alone billboard advertising is nothing more than a blight and a distraction to motorists, often inhibiting the view of oncoming traffic and presenting unnecessary clutter to an already cluttered landscape. This (type of advertising as a whole is markedly senseless and, considering the barrage of advertising we, as consumers, already receive from the mass media of radio, 'television, newspapers and periodicals, why should we subject ourselves to the added insult of "Billboards" paraded before us from what could otherwise be a relatively pleasant view? If you are a concerned citizen and wish billboards removed entirely, contact your councilman and let him know your views. Kathleen Palmer, Galesburg Qalesburg ^gfster-Mail Office 140 South Prairie Street Galesburg, Illinois, 01401 TELEPHONE NUMBEK Reglstfcr-Mall Exchange 343-7181 SUBSCRIPTION RATES By Carrier in City of GalesbUrtf 50c a Week Knterert as Second Class Matter at the Post Office at Galesburg, Illinois, uudtT Act of Congress of March 3, 1870. JJaily except Sunday* ;uu\ 1-Ioltdavs other than Washington's Huthday, CoJu/nbu* Day and Voturans Day. Ethel Custer Pritchard, publisher; Charles Morrow, editor and general manager; Robe/1 Harrison, managing editor; Michael Johnson, as- histant to the editor; Ja/nes O Con- noi, assistant managing editor. Hy RFD mail in our retail trading zone: I Year $16UO 3 Months $5 25 U Months $ U.00 1 Month f2.UO No mail subscriptions accepted In towns where there is established newspaper hoy delivery serv Hy Carrier In retail trading zone outelde City of Galesburg 50c a Week National Advertising Kepresenta lives; Ward Griffith Co., lnc. % New V'uK. Chicago, Uelioit, Los An yvU'-i, H;jji Frttnvlhcij, Atlanta, Mm m^apohs, Pittsburgh. Loston. Char- Jo! to MEMBER At /On 1 BUREAU Ob" CIRCULATION By mail outside retail trading zone hi UJlnolN, Iowa and Missouri and hy motor route In retail trading /one: 1 Year $22 00 'A Months $0O0 i; Munlhs $12 00 1 Month $260 By mail outside Illinois, Iowa and Missouri; 1 Year %M 00 :j Months $7 50 H Months $1V&0 1 Month $:i.UU such " unknown amd unpredictable" events as the peregrinations of fee eccentric anchovies, he says, "I think we'r;e through •the bow," which is insider slang meaning the curve on the inflation chart is on a downward slope. OTHERS WHO know McLane's operation don't see a bow on t'hie graph paper but a lightning stroke tearing upward so fast that soon your ordinary saver will be dumping his dollars into cash purchases as fast as the mul tail aiti on al oarparations c on vert thears into Deutecihe marks. Buy now because the dollar you save will be worth 50 cents later. One sceptic is Peter Carpenter, a registered Republic an, wiho held a position roughly equivalent to McLane's under Phase II. Carpenter maintains that everybody in the place who wanted to d> a job was forced out or immobilized in the January switchover from Phase II to III, By that point relations between the White House and the Phase II administrators had turned so sour that the prioe- conte>ol people were only toild of Phase III a few hours before the public was. "The White House didn't trust us. We told them to go screw themselves/' says Carpenter, ''when they asked us to do things that we didn't .think were appropriate." Those inappropriate things, Carpenter asserts, included refusing hints to chat with a businessman whom he suspected the White Bouse was setting up for campaign contributions in return for special consideration. THERE WERE also innumerable fights over who should get hired. "I had them turn down people because 'they'd written an article for The New Republic," says Carpenter. But the White House, he explains, had to go along with a sincere effort to control prices because they'd blundered into picking an independent-minded citizens board and a free-wilted administrator in C. Jackson Grayson Jr. Inde­ pendence vanished with Phase III, however, and the ax went down on those New Republic article writers, Carpenter says. He diagnoses the present problem as one in which "all the people there are scared to death to say 'this is what you've gat to do.'" "One of the reasons I got shot out of ihe saddle was the lumber industry," says' Carpenter, who's now a vice president at Stanford University. "I called a news conference and called the lumber industry greedy, and then I got word from the White House I was through in government." Nonetheless, in McLane's office a self-satisfied stagnation obtains. To the suggestion that autumn may bring inflation of near-disastrous proportions, the deputy director can reach into his desk and produce a xeroxed q uote of Herb Stein's, the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. It said: "For 40 days and 40 nights, inflation rained upon the land and prices rose higher and higher, but in April, President Nixon's chief economic adviser explained, 'We sent out dwes and they returned with little twigs. Twigs, my foot! It's been more than 40 days and better they should come back with anchovies. Copyright, 1973, The Washington Post-King Features Syndicate The Almanac By United Press International Today is Tuesday, June 5, the 156th day of 1973 with 209 to follow. 'Ihe moon is approaching its first quarter. The morning stars are Mars and Jupiter. The evening stars aire Mercury, Venus and Saturn. Those born on this dalle are under the sign of Gemini. Madame Chiang' Kai-shek, wife of the leader of Nationalist China, was bom June 5.1897. Crossword Puzzle Jumble Answers to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Liquid meaaure (ab.) 4 Skeleton part 8 Gambling game 12 Lincoln's nickname 13 European river 14 Minced oath 15 Big state (aW. 16 TV comedienne (2 wda.*)*" 18 Splinters 20 Certain exams 21 Burmese wood sprite 22 Applications • 24 Witches : 26 Vipers 27 Tibetan urial 30 Detain in port 32 Bridal paths 34 Hangman's halters 35 Scolders 36 Light brown 37 Withered 39 Relaxation 40 Skin orifice 41 Turkish headdress 42 Fall (lower 45 Marking, with a aignefc 49 Premieres (2 wda.) 51 ilurlcl* &2 Mine entranca 53 Exuda 54 Health resort 55 Hibbed fabric* 5# tit-attars, as hay 57 Account (coll.) DOWN 1 Guns (slang) 2 Cain's victim (Bib.) 3 City in Kentucky 4 Basque cap 5 Smell 6 Centaur 7 Be for a 8 Dreads U Taj Mahal site 10 Wading bird 11 Poems 17 Ancient country 19 Flower holders 23 Gaunt 24 Intimation i-lMii It! la 25 Wild ox of Celebes 26 Genus of geese 27 Flimsiest 28 Belonging to that girl 29 Hartebeest 31 Haunt 33 Make hard 38 Recommence 40 Nuisances 41 Abstains from food 42 At a distance 43 Lateral part 44 Journey 46Geraint'swife 47 City in California 48 Nab (colL) 50 Hot flax 44 MB — — — | \w (NEW$FAPffl INTfRPfMSC A3SN.) i

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