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3d «>' Atj l*i #»' Z "it At 0* SR. «: «« ** Ml «• «J «* s 4 Galesburg Register-Mail, GqlesburQ, HI. Mon., June 18, 1973 They Also Serve Who Only Stand and Wait EDITORIAL Comment and Review Protecting Brezhnev ™ Soviet Communist Party chief Leonid » I. Brezhnev doesn't strike one as the type % who would want to see Disneyland on his » • . >. <g first visit to the United States. Brezhnev's » predecessor, Nikita S. Khrushchev, did * want to take a look at Southern California's '» leading tourist attraction when he came % to this country in 1959. But U.S. security JZ officials said no, explaining that they could not guarantee his safety. '** The Secret Service, which will be in Ha charge of protecting Brezhnev during his v eight days in this country, will have a p difficult job in any event. Soviet officials f are reported to favor a Brezhnev side-trip g to New 'York. Their American counterparts, however, fear that anti-Brezhnev « demonstrations might mar such a journey. w Much of the Soviet leader's time in £ this country will be spent in Washington H and at nearby Camp David, Md., in con•|» sultation with President Nixon. Still, at least a couple of stops outside the national capi- % tal area are in the cards. In addition to £ New York City, a Soviet advance party *» last month explored Detroit, Houston, and j> San Clemente, Ca^if., as possible stopover % points. £. The Secret Service was made respon- <* sible for the personal safety of foreign * heads of state or government by a federal' * law approved in 1970. In reporting the bill, the Senate Judiciary Committee stated: * "In recent years, visits of heads of foreign » states and governments to this country have 3 : * 19 substantially increased as have visits of official representatives of the United States to foreign countries. . . . The possibility of an incident involving the personal safety of a foreign dignitary is always present. The U.S. government, in authorizing a visit or extending an invitation assumes a special duty under the law of nations, to take all reasonable steps to insure against any attack upon its distinguished guest." That language may have been inspired by incidents that took place early in 1970. French President Georges Pompidou was confronted by hostile demonstrations on three occasions during an eight-day state visit to the United States. A crowd of protestors in Chicago, chanting their disapproval of France's Middle East policies, reportedly jostled some of Pompidou's aides as they entered a hotel. Today, security precautions for visiting foreign dignitaries are stringent. When King Hussein of Jordan visited Washington earlier this year, the sidewalk in front of Blair House was roped off and a bus stop directly across the street was moved one- half block away. Similar measures were adopted when Israeli Premier Golda Meir and South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu came to the nation's capital. It's a far cry from the old days, when foreign notables were greeted by ticker-tape parades and rode in open cars. Now they travel about in limousines with bulletproof glass. And there are few if any parades. The security risks are simply too great. System Sued £ In a first-rof-its-kind case, the San Fran* cisco Unified School District is being sued £ to the tune of $1 million in damages by 2 an unidentified student called "Peter Doe," Z who charges that he was graduated from « high school with the ability to read only at £ a fifth-grade level. SS His mother also alleges that school 2 officials defrauded her by repeatedly assures jng her that her son was progressing nor* mally in school. "Peter Doe" is an 18-year-old white, £ middle-class student who attended school Z regularly, was never held back a grade % and was not considered a disciplinary problem. Essentiajly, the suit rests on the conten- 2 tion that under California law the state t is responsible for minimum educational 2 standards and establishing a system which 3 _ m • Timely Quotes I proposed and she accepted. Li. Mark Phillips on engagement to Britain's Princess Anne, M m m m <m m m m m «* w If a radical change means that the city will now have a full-time working mayor who will work hard for his pay check as the rest of the citizens, then I guess Yorty is right. —Tom Bradley after being elected next mayor of Los Angeles. turns out students who meet those standards. According to the plaintiff's attorney, Susanne Martinez of San Francisco's Youth Law Center, "This case is the first of what will undoubtedly be a series of this type ... a forerunner of an effort on the part of parents and citizens to use the judicial system to focus on the fact that the schools have failed to provide the Peter Does of this country with the kind of education to which they are entitled." Many educators are understandably dubious about the merits of the suit—and its implications. So are some lawyers. "I think the case is one that does not belong in the courts," says Judge Haskell Freedman, former counsel to the Massachusetts Teachers Assn. The suit, he says, could open up hundreds of others which potentiall,y cou\d cost billions of dollars to the taxpayers. Attorney Martinez admits that her client will have a "significant burden of proof" to show that his lack of learning was the fault of the school system, not of himself or his parents. This is one of those cases that could cither sink without a trace, or start a revolution. More You Know--Less You Understand With everyone talking about "Watergate" these days, it Is important that we make it perfectly clear exactly 1 What we mean. . So you might want to keep this glossary of Watergate terms next to your TV set. . WATERGATE COMPLEX ~This is a newly coined psychiatric term used to describe a peculiar form of neurosis that has hit the United States recently, especially in the Washington, D.C., San Clemente, Calif., and Key Blscayne, Fla., areas. Its symptoms include loss of memory, aversion to crowds and an odd tendency to point one's index finger at. whoever is standing nearby. NATIONAL SECURITY What we used to have but don't have any more. See NATION. AL INSECURITY. INOPERATIVE STATEMENT — Do you remember how when you were a kid if you said something with your fingers crossed it didn't count? This is more or less the same principal only you don't have to cross your fingers. SCORECARD - What you can't tell the players without. Of course you can't tell players with one, either, since there aren't any' and nobody knows the score in the first place. . INVOLVED - Convicted of, charged with, suspected of, reported to be, allegedly or perhaps being mixed up with the Watergate.' controversy. So far this. includes everybody in the -country except Dick Clark, the residents of Boys Town, Neb., and Harmon Killebrew, WHITE HOUSE AIDES—The old ri#me for the people who worked as President Nixon 's assistants. See OCCUPYING FORCES. PLUMBERS — So named because they were highly paid, and took forever to do their job incompetently, these were the men the President's aides charged with making America safe for democracy. See NATIONAL SECURITY. EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE This is the informal rule that gives 50-year-old government officials the right to use that time-honored retort of two- year-olds everywhere: "Won't!" See EXECUTIVE POPPYCOCK. Do not see ERVIN, SAM if you know what's good for you. DENIABIL1TY - When you ask a friend who knows somebody to get you a pair of hot hubcaps but insist that he not toll you where he got them, you arc seeking deniability. See WHAT I DON'T KNOW WON'T HURT ME. RESPONSIBILITY - What everybody used to want but Comment By Ralph Novak doesn't want any more. See HOT POTATO. J5EAL — Something that the OCCUPYING FORCES have a lot less of than did the WHITE HOUSE AIDES. But then again, they do have a ,lot more judgment. We hope. EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY The governmental equivalent of a mother saying, "He's such a good boy; I can't believe he really meant to do any harm." Used to win friends and influence sentences. See BRIBERY. IMPEACHMENT - In football, this is known as being ejected from the game as a penalty for violating the rules. And in life as In football, everyone is supposed to follow the rules. Sec WISHFUL THINKING. IMMUNITY - Something tike a vaccination, this Will protect you from contracting the Water- gale Complex. It causes soma unpleasant side effects, how- over, notably a loss of popularity and a lessening of the chances that you will ever be able to get a job with the Republicans again. CIA — Formerly the nation's intelligence agency, this is now the federal government's miscellaneous department. Whenever somebody has an odd job they need done — like visiting a 'psychiatrist's office at 3 o'clock in the morning or holding a wig distribution or guarding the NATIONAL SECURITY of Chile they get thomselves a CIA man. Also known • as 'the TAXI SCjUAD. CHECKS - AND BALANCES SYSTEM - The basis* of.the American form of government, so-called because of the many exchanges of checks and additions to bank balances that occur. PEACE WITH HONOR - The condition that can hopefully be brought to WASHINGTON, D.C., by negotiations and compromise if possible, by B-52 strikes on the Congress if necessary. See FOUR MORE YEARS? Senator Cotton Blocks CAB Nominee WASHINGTON - The White House has been warned bluntly that its nominee for the vacancy on the Civil Aeronautics Board may "naive a long, white beard before he gets a hearing" from the Senate Commerce Committee. Astonishingly, the warning was delivered by a staunch White House supporter, Sen. Nprris Cotton, R-N. H., who had been promised that Robert Murphy would be reappointed to' the CAB. However, White House aide Peter "The Fixer" Flanigan phoned the senator to say Murphy wouldn't be reappointed after all. Angrily, Cotton retorted that he wouldn't support the new appointee. Flanigan said the White .House would get its way anyhow.'. "ARE YOU telling me I can't fight city- hall?" Sen. Cotton asked. "Well„ in a sense," said Flanigan. "You better send up a young man, then, because he may have a long, white beard before he gets a hearing. This is a busy committee." The tough Yankee has man­ aged to hoild oifif the hearing on the new White House nominee for three months now. Footnote: The administration nominee is Oklahoma Judge Lee West. Flanigan's involvement in the appointment has brought charges that American' Airlines wants Murphy out. and West in. Murphy has opposed American on several issues before the CAB. Bath Flanigan and American Airlines deny any behind-the-scenes agreements to dump Murphy for West. WHITE HOUSE CONNECTION: A long-time Republican, Mayor Herbert Werner of Eatontown, N.J., has complained to President Nixon that John Ehrlichman may have cost his town a $25 : miUion Army electronics facility. Werner wrote Nixon that he and an associate were present when a New York builder, Lester Dworman, told them he had access to the White House and that "Ehrlichman would see to it that Dworman received the award." Sure,. enough, Dworman got the $25-million deal. The General Accounting Office later charged it was awarded © 1773 br NEA, Inc. "Now what?" Qalesburgf Iteglsfer-Mail Office 140 South Prairie Street Galesburg, Illinois, 61401 TELEPHONE NUMBER Register-Mall Exchange 343-7181 Entered as Second Class Matter at the Post Office at Galesburg, Illinois, under Act of Congress of March 3, ia7!J. Daily except Sundays and Holidays other than Washington's Birthday, Columbus Day and Veterans Day. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By Carrier in City of Galesburg 90c a Week By RED mall in our retail trading zone: 1 Year $18.00 3 Months $5 25 6 Months $ 0.00 1 Month No mail subscriptions accepted In towns where there is established newspaper boy delivery service. Ethel Custer Pritchard, publisher; Charles Morrow, editor and general manager; Robert Harrison, managing editor; Michael Johnson, assistant to the editor; James O Connor, assistant managing editor. National Advertising Representatives: Ward Griffith Co., Inc., New York, Chicago, Detioit. Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta. Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Boston, Charlotte By Carrier in retail trading zone ouUside City of Galesburg 50c a Week Hy mail outside retail trading zone In Illinois, Iowa and Missouri and by motor route in retail trading /.one: 1 Year $22.00 3 Monlhs $8 00 C Months $12.00 IMonlh $2.50 liy mall outside Illinois, Iowa and Missouri: 1 Year $26 00 3 Moulin $7.50 U Months $14.50 1 Month $3.00 Comment By jack Anderson on. the basis of "favoritism" and 'Unresponsive bidding." Dworman ' told us he, didn't know Ehrlichman or anyone else in the White House. Ehrlichman did not return our call. ; TELEPHONE MONITORING: Faculty members at the U.S. Naval Academy have' been told "Big Brother" may be listening to their telephone conversations. An item in the school's, weekly administrative bulletin states: "All personnel are advised that DOD (Department of Defense) Telephone Communcations Systems are subject to security and management monitoring at all times . . . Use of the systems constitutes consent to monitoring for these purposes." Presumably, those who do not consent are required to install their own telephone system. OAS SKULLDUGGERY: Em­ ployes of the Organization of American States have come to us with details of internal skullduggery. The charges include mismanagement of funds and violation of employe rights, especially American employe's. This latter revelation is likely to affect the American contribution to OAS. The United States has supplied 66 per cent of the organization's money, since its inception. Because other member nations have reneged, the employes say, this has led to the mismanagement of funds. The employes have filed an injunction seeking to halt U.S. Treasury payments to the OAS until they are granted their due process rights. According to the employes, the other nations look out for their employes, but the State Department has assumed a "hands off" posture. UNPAID BILLS: Several motnhs ago we reported that the brass hats who run the U.S. Navy had, 'in the past several years, spent some $100 million more than had been authorized by Congress — a serious violation that the bureaucrats refer to as "overobligation." Such overspending also causes problems for the businessmen who deal with the Pentagon. Last- fall, for example, the American Transfer Company of Baltimore hauled some general freight for the Navy and routinely submitted its bills. Back came the reply that, because of the "over- obligating," the company would be paid only when the Navy received "additional funding and approval 'from Congress." In' other words, the day of reckoning comes when a contractor has to be paid. Then the men with scrambled eggs on their hats wind up with egg on their faces. Crossword Puzzle See the World Answers to Previous Puxxl* MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU Of CIRCULATION ACROSS 1 European capital 5 Central American country 11 Soviet city 12 Region in Turkey 15 Cotton bundle 16 Ranch overseers (Sp. Amer.) 17 Bias 19 Hawaiian birds 20 Spanish province 24 Primate 26 Wild ox of Celebes 27 Slightly open 31 Finest 33 Viscid substance 34 Indonesian inland 35 Great Lake 36 Kiouan Indian 37 Send forth ,' J Twofold ."9 Soviet river " Tree!: letter . ' v -')iUl of r /-ueia "Ita • !l .so •t-tor !cf i (2 wds.) -..nj; part "Kino device ..i .'ccply rm-:'::scd ' lur.'s nan.e .JlJlhJi'.-al patriarch DOWN 1 Defrauds 2 Of the mouth 3 Islands near Australia 4 Feminine appellation 5 Moccasin 6 Literary collection 7 Short sleep 8 Expiate 9 Additional quantity 10 Short-eared dog (her.) 13 Island (Fr.) 14 Onager 18 Tennessee Valley Authority (ab.) 21 African country 22 Kind of plane 23 Genus of shrubs 24 Retired to sleep 25 South American country 27 Presidential nickname 28 Capital of Saint Helena Island 20 Descended 30 Girl's appellation 32 Far (comb, form) 40 Deed 42 Greek island 43 Emanations 44 Black cuckoo 45 Regular (ab.) 46 Possesses 47 Mine entrance 40 Oil (comb. form) 50 Vivid colon 52 54 (Roman) 53 Garden tool 54 Hostelry 15 17 ro 124 125 '1 31 2b" w I3T Be" 139 Tin 44 45 46 47"" • IP •' 61 IP se bU | 2T w sr 1" !_ 44" \ 55 67 54 JX (NEWSPAPER INTIIMISI AISM.)

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