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Monday, June 25, 1973
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4 Galesburg Register-Mail, Golesbura,, III. Man,, Jurlt 25, 1973 "Maybe We Need a New compass!" v Ofe5 «s* WW Comment and Review Trade With China ;•*« rata ] • «*» ^2 China, if a recent survey can be projected The vast majority of Americans favor 'more trade and diplomatic contacts with to the population at large. According to David J, Mahoney, president and chairman of Norton Simon, Inc., a public opinion survey covering all 50 states, commissioned by his company, disclosed that; : — About 84 per cent of all those questioned favor increased diplomatic relations r.2 £wUh the Chinese government. 22 — Some 72 per cent favor increased *^ trade with the Chinese, and more than JgJJialf favor legislation .removing obstacles The latter numbers, Mahoney told a from Chinese imports. *•> Commonwealth Club of California audience **in San Francisco, are surprising in view ^ of rising protectionist sentiment in America. SI? But we should not, he cautioned, expect 2$: a sudden wave of trade with the mainland regime. Even if we do business with China, it •'.'•^ will be fairly modest. U.S. trade with China 'i >ft% :went from $5 million in 1971 to $92 million •&'in 1972 and may get past the' $350 million w mark this year, making us China's second largest trading partner after Japan. "But that isn't a lot," Mahoney points out. "China's total external trade last year was only $2.5 billion, which is small for g£ a major country." jjjj Mahoney visited China last year to con- S ^duct negotiations to import ginger root, edible oils and Mao-Tai, a Chinese cere- ".i monial drink. Based on his observations, he foresees increasing demand from China for American equipment and tecunology. "The best markets seem to be in items which will help China move ahead — film, processing equipment, Geiger counters, food processing equipment, computer technology, petrochemicals, fertilizer." Also, if rumors that China has great oil reserves prove true, drilling equipment, pipelines and refineries.' On the negative side, says Mahoney, there doesn't seem to be much of a market among the Chinese for cosmetics, fashions or luxury items like gars^aad jewelry. As for clothing, Chinese garb "is almost uniform, with slight variations in tone and color." The long-term prospects for increased trade with China will be greatly influenced by a number of things, including the political future of Taiwan and the attitudes of the aging Mao Tse-tung's successors. But the United States will do business with China, says Mahoney, because "we cannot afford to concede to our competitors a market that represents almost a quarter of the world's population. "While this potentially significant market will take time to mature, and in spite of recent indications of rising prices in China, I am very enthusiastic about our initial prospects for trade." Computers, petrochemicals, high technology for ginger root, edible oils and Mao-Tal. Is there really that much cause for enthusiasm? Singles Segment Soars *«* So marriage-minded has American society been traditionally that it comes as somewhat of a surprise to learn that one X out of every three adult Americans is single — a total of 43 million. jg£ Of this number, 22 million have never SEbeen married. An almost equal number, **» 21 million, have been married but through divorce or widowhood are again single. To delve into the statistics further, of T.H the 43 million single adults, 25 mUlion are "£ women; 14 million (of both sexes) are in -the 18-24 age bracket; 14 million are in the 25-54 age bracket and 15 million are ^over 55. Shifts in the population structure, and the social changes they bring, don't happen ;x overnight, though it often seems that way. ,,t The fact that for the past decade the Z> singles' growth rate has been more than double that of the general population. S£ Between I960 and 1970, the adult popula- £ tion grew by 16 per cent but the single group (those never married) grew 39 per Timely Quotes The Japanese—they are the new Arneri- tt cans. They are buying the way the Americans used to buy in the old days. —Jean-Pierre Visan, manager of a *£* Persian gift shop catering exclusively ;*f to the increasing number of Japanese * tourists, lu­ cent. At the same time, the widowed and divorced group grew 34 per cent. The absolute number of divorces increased by a whopping 82 per cent. Behind the figures is a trend toward later marriage or no marriage or nonpermanent marriage which finds more and more Americans living more and more of their adult lifetimes in the single state. All of which is leading to some of the most startling social changes our society has ever known, as witnessed by the growth of apartment complexes, and at least one country club, for singles only. Singles now even have their own magazine, appropriately named "Single." Just debuted, this special-interest publication for the single, divorced, widowed and unattached is, says publisher Hy Steirman, "an endeavor to reach individuals who by choice or by chance find themselves single in a marriage-oriented society — to help them to adjust, to develop fully, to discover identity," etc. With a potential readership of 43 million, the prospects of commercial success lor ".Single" seem eminently bright, in any event, the growth of the single population as a percentage of all Americans promises to have great impact on the lifestyles, goals, atlitudes, aspirations and mures of the entire nation. Nixon Nephew From Frying Pan Into Fire? i ,..„'• 1, i, • — mi. _ TP* H At* (i i WASHINGTON - When President Nixon was inveighing against hippies a couple of years ago, the White House quietly sent a private detective to rescue the President's nephew, Donald Nixon Jr., from a hippy commune. The delicate mission was handled by the President's trusted former aide, John Ehrlichman, who dispatched Anthony Ulase- iwicz to find young Donald. Ulasewicz is the former New York City detective who was paid out of a secret GOP account to do private investigaifing for the White House. He was paid $22,000 a year, plus expenses, from an account set up by the President's personal lawyer, Herbert Kalmbach. Ulasewicz located the President's nephew hanging out with hippies in the California mountains. The burly former private eye persuaded Donald to trim his hair and return home. Ehrlichman, thereafter, gave young Nixon a 2-hour lecture, admonishing him to behave himself and do nothing to embarrass the President. Donald wound up as an aide to the debonair, mustachioed financial finagler, Robert Vesco, who has been indicted by a federal grand jury along with tw.o former cabinet members, Attorney General John Mitchell and Commerce Secretary Maurice Stans. It is questionable whether Donald is now in better company than when he was associating with hippies. Footnote: Ulasewicz referred us to his attorney, John Sutter, who refused to comment on the incident. FAILOR'S SUCCESS: The White House has named a member of its mysterious "attack group" of political hatchetmen to a top federal job where critics fear he will juggle statistics to suit President Nixon's whims. The attack group was set up during the 1972 campaign under White House aide Charles Colson to fog over the Watergate scandal and to carry on a no-hoids-barred attack on Sen. George McGovern. It met daily at 9:15 a.m. in the White House. So impressed was Watergater Jeb Magruder, the deputy campaign aide, with its skulduggery that he awarded its members cufflinks lettered "9:15." Now, Colson has revealed in a still-secret deposition that one of the attack group's key members was Edward Failor, a key Nixon campaign aide hired by campaign director John Mitchell. Failor used to go almost daily to the attack group meetings at the White House to plot anti-McGovern strategy. In the last few days, Failor has been rewarded for his hatchet work with a job as head of the Commerce Department's Social and Economics Statistics Administration. Along with his budget of $100 million, he will control some 7,000 employes. More importantly, however, he will supervise the Census Bureau and other vital statistical units. Critics fear the White House may have put him there purposely so he can tamper with figures to make the Nixon economy look rosy. Comment By Jack Anderson Failor, in a long talk with us, denied he took part in any Watergate-style activities as a member of the attack group. As Failor explained it: "We only wanted to show the (Democrats) were doing bad things, also, so people would say, 'A plague on both your houses.'" FOOTNOTE: Others Colson swore were in the attack group include White House speech writer Pat Buchanan, and White House communications official Ken Olawson. Most of the group were White House aides, all on government pay at the time they plotted to undo McGovern. Crop Duster: Once more, the government has put a rabbit) In charge of the lettuce patch. This time it's almost literally true: An insurance official who spent his life fighting federal crop insurance has been slipped in to head the federal farm insurance agency. The Federal Crop Insurance Corp,, was set up Jn t/he dust bowl days to Insure formers Agatast losses ifrom dust, fire, hall'and other disasters. Currently operating in .the Mack, tho little agency is a boon to farmers in more than 1,400 counties. But the FCIA has been constantly harassed by two powerful Insurance Industry lobbies which go by the names Nation- ail Crop Insurance Council and Hall Insurance Adjustment and Research Association. The founding father of the larger National Crop Insurance Council and an exipresldent of the hail insurance trade group is a hardline fighter against federal farm insurance named Mclvin Peterson, a former executive of the Fireman's Fund American Insurance Companies. We have copies of his virulent prose as far back as 1966 seeking destruction of some of ilhe federal farm agency programs. In 1971, he was a Jtead- er in an effort to cripple the agency and turn the cream of its business over to private insurers. Now, to the surprise of farmers, Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz has named the scourge of the federal crop insurance agency as its new boss. Peterson urged us to wait until lie had gotten well into his job before we wrote about him and the agency. We declined on the grounds that if we waited, there might not be any agency to write about. (Copyright 1973, United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) Pretrial Jury Survey Aided Fr. Berrigan In a sort of now-it-can-be-told story, five social scientists have revealed how they conducted a pretrial survey which is credited with helping defense lawyers win a mistrial in the celebrated trial of antiwar priest Phillip Berrigan on charges that he and seven others conspired to kidnap presidential adviser Henry Kissinger and b!,ow up heating ducts in Washington. The trial ended in April 1972, when a Harrisburg, Pa., jury rejected by a 10-2 vote the government's conspiracy allegations, writing an end to a 2- month-long case in which the Justice Department presented 64 witnesses and spent $2 million. By means of personal and telephone interviews, the team of sociologists sought to establish a profile of local residents which would indicate the kinds of jurors most likely to vote for acquittal. They stipulated, however, that if any of these interviewed were called as jurors they would not provide defense lawyers with specific information about that person. Anticipating charges that their behavior was improper, the sociologists emphasize that they sought basically to help the defense overcome the handicap imposed by the Justice Department's move to bring its indictment in Harrisburg — a com- mi'nity that has three Republicans for every two Democrats, several military installations and war-related industries and an active Ku Klux Klan. The researchers in fact found that 80 per cent of the residents polled trusted their government, a figure far higher than the na- onstrators and friends of the defendants — a move the defense had opposed — was also of great consequence. For whatever reasons, the social scientists write in Psychology Today magazine, "bad" defense jurors seemed more likely than "good" ones to opt out of jury service by stating the escape formula, "I have formed an opinion." The prospect of sequestration for four to five months upped the ante for prospective jurors who, as one of them said, "wanted to show those defendants." The value of the pretrial survey — which cost a mere $450 shown not only by the votes for acquittal but by the fact that it came despite the later*re- venled dislike of the, jurors for chief defense attorney Ramsey Clark and their sympathy for the outnumbered prosecution attorneys. The moral, if there is any: All's fair in love and war and,' the law's elaborate safeguards nctwithstanclingf in jury" trials as well. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Crossword Puzzle tional average of 40 to 45 per cent. They reported to the defense on the day of jury selection that "at least four out of five persons who would qualify as jurors would be opposed to the defendants." They therefore stressed to defense counsel the importance of questioning the jury panel for as long as possible, getting unfavorable people rejected for "cause" and holding out for "the statistically rare but desirable people sketched by our survey findings." In contrast, the government's prosecuting attorney seldom tock more than five minutes to question a prospective juror and "seemed to think one juror was almost as good as another from the government's point of View." The decision by Federal District Judge R. Dixon Herman to i,eciuestor the jury to protect it from harassment from dem- Affection Amwtrt to Previous Puzzle HBI ACROSS 1 God of love 5 Deep affection 9 Oklahoma Indians 11 Prayer beads 13 Aft (naut.) 14 Clothing 15 Harden, as cement 16 Reply (ab.) 18 Naval Air Station (ab.) 19 Adjective suffix 20 Sharp sound DOWN 1 Jewish ascetic 2 Rodent- catching dog 3 Jacques Vincent -—, Haitian hero 4 Indian weight 5 Building site 6 Hops' kiln 7 More conceited 8 Printing errors 9 Desert resting place 21 Summer (Fr.) 10 Easy task 22 Twilled (slang) woolen fabric 11 Crating 25 Leone, Madre 12 Affirmative and Nevada replies ranges 17 Numbers (ab.) 28 Upper limb 30 Now (Scot.) 31 Chinese pagoda 32 African antelope 34 Building for dramas (var.) 37 Packs away 41 Thing (law) 42 Religion (ab,) 44 Gradually slower in music (ab.) 45 Take food 48 Anger 47 Peer Gynt's mother 48 Originate 51 Athapascan Indian 54 One who tops, as a tree (Fr.) 55 Vexed 56 Pintail duck 57 Island! 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