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4 Galesbura Register-Mail, Mesburg, III. Friday, June 22, 1973 It « » «i X & H % % % « r 3 / B * r I m 1' Here, Kid, Lets Celebrate EDITORIAL Comment and Review Can Phase IV Work? As far back as a century before Christ, the Chinese Emperor Wu Ti attempted to control prices by government decree. History Is replete with other such examples, most of them distinguished by markedly little success. In announcing "Phase 3 and one half," a partial return to the controls of Phase I of August-November 1971, President Nixon reflected this lesson of history. "We must never," he said, "slip into the temptation of imagining that in the long run controls can substitute for a free economy or permit us to escape the need for discipline in fiscal and monetary policy. We must hot let controls become a narcotic — and we must not become addicted." Whether or not controls (on everything except raw agricultural products, wages and rents) are a narcotic, they seem to be the kind of medicine a feverish economy needs at this juncture. The question is whether that medicine is strong enough and timely enough and, even so, whether it will do mere than treat the more visible symptoms of whatever it is that ails the economy, symptoms that could only f|are up again once controls are removed. It is not controls that we are in danger of becoming addicted to but inflation — an inflation that has distorted the economy for the greater part of the past decade and which we have almost come, to accept as an inevitable fact of life. Added to the problem of "normal" inflation in recent months has been the attack on the dollar in the world's money markets, an adverse balance of payments and, as the President noted, crop failures abroad and; some of the worst weather for crops and livestock we have ever experienced in America. Thus the attack on an inflationary situation of such complexity must be conducted on a broad front, with the agonizing knowledge that not every variable — the weather, for instance — is fully amenable to human manipulation. But while a mandatory price lid may be the least effective weapon in this fight in the long run, it appears to be the best one immediately at hand. It remains to be seen whether the upcoming Phase IV, unlike the disastrous Phase III that relied on voluntary compliance and undid everything accomplished by its two preceding phases, will contain remedies which will, as the President hopes, get us as quickly as possible out of a controlled economy and back to a stabilized freermarket system. THE MAILBOX . , . Letters to the Editor Justice Slow Editor, Register -Mail: The eld adage, "it takes a thief to catch a thief," was never truer than it is today When this principle is applied to the Watergate deal. Scandal, scandal, and more scandal is the topic of our times, The public seems to thrive on this low form of reproach for various reasons, Chiefly because those who are guilty of wrongdoing and have not openjy admitted it, get some form of satisfaction out of seeing others reduced to their low level of character, whether guilty of wrpngdoing or not. AH mankind is created alike, but never equal. Their heritage, training and discipline is a determining factor in character type and abilities. The office of the President of the United States of America is an elective office. Thanks be to former Pres. Harry S Truman, et al, that they saw the necessity of, and acted to prevent the man who was elected to the Qffm of being our president, from controlling that office for more than two terms. The twenty'second amendment to our cenititutipn was proposed by resolution of Congress on March 24, 1947, just two years after the death of FOR on April 12, 1945. Ratification was completed on Feb. 27,1951 when the seth state approved this and it became a law. What a shame and disgrace this tew placed upon the U, S- Up until this event happened and was recorded in the history of our nation's life, no man had ever openly aspired to break "The Unwritten I*aw Holding that Office for more than two terms or 8 years." Now the unwritten law was broken. Trust in the man holding that office was in jeopardy. Suspicion of motives and character have taken over. Indirectly, this has affected a'll of us. Now we find ourselves living in fear and suspicion and our form of government . , . is slowly but surely changing hands. It's up to us, the people who are the governed, to decide the destiny of our nation. No man's word is his bond anymore. Truth and honesty have diminished throughout our land. Let us learn from the past before the days of the Welfare State and that Uncle Sam is not a Santa Claus. Qno man's dream has now become a nightmare for millions of us in the U, S. A,—Ruth Harkness, Wataga. Thank You Editor, Register-Mail: I want to take this time to thank everyone who helped in any way with the needs of the Galesburg Rescue Mission for prayers, food, money and clothes, also to let each one know how much we appreciate all your gifts. During the summer months, we average more men each night than we do in winter months so we do use more foods such as eggs, oleo, bread, milk, coffee, meats of all kinds and any kind of canned foods. Also razor blades and soap. Thank you all for past, present and future needs supplied, -r- Heleq I. Cifelli, Galesburg. Abortion Is Murder Editor, Register-Mail: Murder os against the commandment, "Thou Shalt Not Kill." Therefore, abortion \s wrong because it violates God s law. Simple eough. So why the controvery? -OSSA Hill Quanstrom, 01 Division, USS Constellation (CUA-64) *T0 S. Calif. 96601. Report: Sinatra, Davis Duped by Mafia WASHINGTON - Two of the entertainment world's shrewdest businessmen, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr., were the innocent dupes of togh-pressure race racketeers, a secret con* gressional study contends. This is the judgment rendered by the House Crime Committee on Sinatra's $55,000 flyer in a now-defunct New England racetrack, and Davis' brief ride as a thoroughbred stable owner. "Because neither could say 'no' to a good business deal," concludes the 185-page confidential draft report, Davis and Sinatra "each found himself the unwitting front in corrupt racing schemes orchestrated by middle men with close ties to major racketeers." SINATRA, says the report, "ascended to the board of directors and was elected vice president of Berkshire Downs Race Track in Hancock, Mass.," all on a $55,000 investment. "Also invited to share in the deal was Sinatra's old side-kick, singer Dean Martin," says the committee document. "Martin, who was offered a similar five per cent investment in the track for $55,000, ultimately turned it down . .," The committee findings, based on detailed hearings, say some of the singer's less entertaining co-investors in the track included New England, Mafia boss Raymond Patriarcha and New York mobster Tommy "Three-Finger Brown" Lucchese. Sinatra says he agreed to join the venture after he was introduced to a man named Salvatore Rizzo in 1962 at a nightclub in Atlantic City. Rizzo, identified by the FBI as a conduit for organized crime funding of the track, insists he has known Sinatra for 15 to 20 years. Though Sinatra concedes ho was acquainted with Lucchese, he denies he knew the hoodlum was involved in the racetrack. Indeed, Sinatra swears he didn't even know he was going to be in on the track's board of directors. IN ANY CASE, Sinatra withdrew from the track and got back his $55,000, partly, says / Comment By Jack Anderson the committee report, because he was investing in the Sands Hotel and gambling casino in Las Vegas. Nevada law bars casino owners from holding interests in gambling ventures in other states. Summing up Sinatra's role in the track, the committee says "Sinatra and his attorney pictured it as little more than a petty speculative venture." But in fact, Sinatra's "character and reputation were mJstised to deceive racing officials" about Mafia participation at .the track. Singer Davis also fell into the race horse business at a night* club, the study finds. At New York's famous Oopacabaiia, a Mafia boss named Gaetano "Corky" Vastola courted Davis* attention by sending over bot> ties of champagne. Finally, Davis was sold on (he idea of letting his name be used by Vasitola's friends on "Sammy Davis, Jr. Farms," in New Jersey, But before he could say "Candy Man," Davis found he was being personally billed for purchasing four race horses and was dunned for $8,800, Davis refused to pay. Footnote: The confidential study is presently being held up by a squabble among Crime Committee members over whether to include a Jong section on racket ties to Emprise, a nationwide concern that runs . food concessions at stadiums and other service enterprises. School Segregation Remains Hot Issue Few items arouse the racists as do schools. The education of black and white children flares up with varying intensity. Scholars, real and phony, write treatises and politicians run for office on the issue. All have their axes to grind, even some of the vociferous blacks. The ruling, by a six to three vote, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is another significant step in the continuing contention over the policies and practices resulting in the racial treatment of black children an public schools. The Appeals Court upheld the decision of a lower court that Detroit, Mich.' must send city children of both races by bus to suburban and inner city schools. The decision will be appealed to the U. S. Supreme Court and is a measure of the emotional tension involved in all aspects of the enormous race-in-educatkm problem. MUCH ADO arose when the first opinion came down, largely because the Detroit decision extended.to the "fleeing whites" in the suburbs. Another not inconsiderable factor was the publicly announced anti-busing attitude of the President of the United States. In the Florida presidential primary, not only were candidates for the highest office in the land judged by their attitudes on busing, but in Michigan, the governor and the Comment By Roy Wilkins candidates for United States senator were weighed according to their positions on the busing of school children. The courts have never used the President's phrase, "to achieve racial balance" In the schools. Instead, the courts, including the new Chief Justice Warren E. Burger have talked always of destroying the racially dual system. Chief Justice Burger's Court refused unanimously in December 1969 to uphold a delay in Mississippi requested by the administration. IN ITS unanimous eight to nothing 'ruling an 1971 in Swan vs. Board of Education, the ccurt had a word for one-race schools, applicable to the widely publicized Atlanta "agreement." Said the court, ". . .the exist- © 1?73 bf NM, Inc I "Here's a heartening bit of news—at q wall college In the midwest there was 0 panty raid!" galesburg R$sfer-Mafl Office 140 South Prairie Street Qalesburg, Illinois, BUM TfSLBPHONP NUMUKR RegUter-Mail Exchange 343-7191 Entered as Second Class Matter fat Hit Post Office at Galesburg, Illinois, under Act of Congress of March 3, 187a. Pally except Sundays and Holidays other than Wanhlng- ton's Birthday, Columbus pay and Veterans Day, Ethel Custer Prltchard, publisher: Charles Morrow, editor and genera) manager; Hubert Harrison, managing editor; Michael Johnson, assistant to ihe editor; James O Connor, assistant managing editor, National Advertising Representatives: Ward (Jrifflth Co., Inc., New York, Chicago, IJeltoll, l.os An' gele.s, San I'/dncisco. Atlanta. Min^ neapulis, I'ltUhuigh, Button. Char' J O! t *» SUBSCRIPTION RATES By Carrier In City of Galesburg sue a Week £y ftfc'D mall in our retail trading zone: i Year $ I fJ.OO a Months $5 25 6 Months $ i).W 1 Month R0U No mall subscriptions accepted In towns where there Is established newspaper boy delivery service. Jiy Currier In retail trading zone outside City of Galesburg Sue a Week liy mail outside retail trading zone 'lllnols, Iowa and Missouri and motor route in retail trading in Illinois, Iowa by /one: 1 Year $22.00 3 Months U Months 112 00 1 Month $0 HI) $2,50 By mail outside Illinois. Iowa and Missouri: 1 Year mat) 3 Months $7M 6 Months $lfSU 1 Mo ith $3.WJ once of some small number of one-race schools is not in itself a mark of a system which still practices segregation. . .(but) a system with a history of segregation. . .warrants a presumption against schools that are substantially disproportionate in their racial composition. . . the burden upon school authorities will be to satisfy the court that their racial composition is not the result -of present or past discriminatory action on their part." Meanwhile, as these necessary legal steps attack deeply rooted racial attitudes and their' procedures, the vast majority of Negroes has held steadfastly to the Brown decision of 1954. WRITING IN The Journal of Negro- Education, summer issue of 1973, Dr. Buell G. Gallagher, former president of Talladega College and of the City College of New York and a national board member since 1934 of the NAACPf says, "What Brown held was that to segregate the races by law is to place the badge of inferiority upon the excluded school and its children . . .the fact that his school is segregated teaches ©aoh child that there is a qualitative difference between himself and the children of another race.... The principles and meaning of racial tasks are- inherent in segregation and wherever segregation is the educational pattern caste is taught to the children of each race as the overriding an unchallengeable mode of life. . . . "The NAACP opposes the segregated school because segregation teaches the segregated child that segregation is inevitable in American society. That teaching is what the Supreme Court in Brown said 'has no place' in American schools." If Americans don't want to. go back to the pre-Bwn era, they will examine each compromise proposal dispassionately, for education is too important to the nation in this critical time. It could mean the survival, or death of demccra tic processes. The Almanac By United Press International Today is Friday, June 22, the 173rd day of 1973 with 192 to follow. The moon is approaching its last quarter. The morning stars are Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The evening stars are Mor- cury and Venus. Those born on this date are under the sign of Cancer. Anne Morrow Lindbergh, author and wife of famed American aviator Charles Lindbergh, was born June 22, 1907. On this day in history: In 1868, Arkansas was readmitted to the Union, three years after the end of the Civil War. In 1933, the Nazi regime of Germany outlawed the Socialist party, charging it with "acts of treason," In 1940, France fell to Germany in World War II, In 1969, singer-actress Judy Garland died In her London home at the age of 47. Now You Know,. t By United Press International Panthers are leopards. 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