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Wednesday, June 27, 1973
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'% Galesburi Mail, Galesburg Wed.. June 27 i i i J # i rii J 4 4 1 * i LU>^ III At* *1 • < t if I / '' f ' i 1 I t » I f I. 'fit \ 1 i 1 ^^^^ Will You Entertain This Motion, Judge? EDITORIAL Comment and Review Minor Incident's Message Hi It. was ft minor incident, and no far- drawn unfortunate unsettling pent {lent 9 ft Pekin the. cornerstone for the new Everett Mckinley Dirksen Congressional Research Center. Cheering crowds lined the streets |jvaving flagsi, and the selective audience at Jhe dedication site made the chief executive feel vary much among friends. 'i Shortly before the President's arrival, jjjiowever* m Snade a lone demonstrator take his * 'Impeach Nixon" sign off its ptitt to remove it from its Jie gave them an argument him Jnouth, jerking his toad back and forcing iiim to his knees. Then he was handcuffed. At might &t was the use of more physical force than was necessary. It has happened before, •jpnd it will happen again. The protection 3>f a president is no easy task and it is a Responsibility that encourages over-exuber- Jance. * But peaceful demonstrators cannot be dismissed as kooks or non-citizens as My!(es J. Ambrose, a federal drug abuse official, labeled accused drug pushers in defense of lawmen who mistakenly broke into homes of innocent citizens and terrorized them in another Illinois community. There must be restraints placed on those law enforcement officials who minimize that part of their job that concerns the protection of civil, rights when carrying out their assignments, And the public must not isolate itself from minor incidents such as the one in Pekin because it lacks personal association with those whose rights are infringed upon. Simple concern over such actions carried out in the name of law and order will keep the words of the anti-Nazi Pastor Martin Niemoller from becoming uncomfortably cjose to home. "In Germany they first came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me—and by that time no one was left to speak up." Half-Quote Lives On The good men do is oft interred with their bones; their misquotes live after them — especially if they are presidents. Latest person to misuse a supposed statement by Richard Nixon is political Scientist James Barber of Duke University. In an interview with the editors of jhe Washington Monthly, he suggested that Jhe President might try to create a new Timely Quotes America 6tays were it is, the time re- Jnaiius as It was, What do you expect, an IsatnBiquake? * —Soviet party leader Leonid I. Brezh- -* nev, saying the Watergate affair has * not changed his plans to visit the ft — * " had jKdbhing but the most cordial l cannot help thinking that So let afiftctais do mot take (Mr own propa- , (about capitalists) too seriously. David Rockefeller, chairman of the Chase Manhattan Bank, after u one- day meeting with Soviet Premier Aletarei Kosygin on U.S.-U.S.S.R. economic relations. We a>re witnessing a tos of America's ty 1*0 govern* ^Seu. Barry GoJdwater, R-Ariz. crisis to make people forget the current one over Watergate. "Remember," said Barber, taking a rather long leap of logic, "Nixon invaded Cambodia right after the Senate rejected G. Harrold Carswell for the Supreme Court. Remember, also, the President's statement, made just after his re-election, that 'the average American is just like the child in the family/ Nixon has often followed Dr. Spock's advice — if the child is unhappy with one thing, get him something else." Unfortunately for Barber, and others who have seized upon this particular Nixon quote, or half-quote, what the President said after comparing the average American to the child in the family was that all the average American wants is to stop being babied (by the government) and be given a chance to show what he can do on his own. Unfortunately for the President, however, nobody ever remembers this part of the quote, The President has enough problems as it is. It would be the decent thing if Nixon- baiters would at least stick to the facts. of WASHINGTON (NBA) - Rigid searches of airline passengers artd liieir cawy -on belong* lugs, in effect sine© Jm 8, havo cut U.S. plana hij&ktag attempts to zero. But they am a source of some controversy. Some passengers complain of the delays enforced by lflspee- lion procedures, other dislike having the purses, briefcases, hand luggage and packages rifled lUtfough by airport checkers, (Art occasional random survey show*/ however, Mtat countless travelers don't mind any of m at all.) Tiie American Civil Liberties Union is all stirred up over the inspection procedures, contending they are "unlimited" and a violation of people's rights under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Oomtltutlon. That' arUlcks says the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches find seizure^, shall not be violated, and no warrant shall issue, except upon "probable cause." That means, of course, cause to suspect a crime has been commit bod or, presum ably, is about to be. Well, let's measwft the fuss against the facts. Though .the very rigid searches started generally only this January, less general and more casual cheeks have been in effect quite a bit longer. With what results? We've already noted the stoppage of hijack efforts this year. Possibly more striking is what the searchers have turned up. The FFA tells me that 1ft an i 1-month period, from June, 1 0?2, .to feaity May this year, the following Items were taken from pflgsengers about to board U.S. commercial aircraft: Exactly 1,826 gums, 11,956 knives, and 5,280 otto dangerous articles, ranging very wide- from identifiable blackjacks to cans J At disab- w Mace and small tear _ pens. Thai comes to Just A bit more than 19,000 litems, most of which could be judged menacing enough to touch off a hijacking attempt. Not in all cases are passengers permanently deprived of these articles. A friend tells me .that a woman standing in the Inspection Hue juat ahead of him was found to be carrying a six- inch switchblade knife in her purse. She was given three options : Find an envelope and mail the knife, get rid of it, or stay off the flight. Now, obviously, the stringent procedures have been torth effective and ''Pf^^/ U "2 sense of revealing and Mocking any possible use of 19,000 dan- mma< weapons or other devices. These conse<iuence« are hardly trivial. Measure the resuM against past events. The FPA says that from May 1,1061, until the stiff checks took effect, there were 160 attempts to hijack u.s. planes. Of this total, 08 were successful, 32 "Incomplete," and iust '30 rated totally unsuccessful. In this span, six innocent persons,* including three passem- gcrc, wore killed. The worst hijacking year was Vm, when there were 33 successful attempts. In these, the FAA estimates some 3,500 passengers can be said to have had .their lives endangered. hijacking rec and the astonishing current of passengers' weaponry, ACLU constitutional argument looks pathettcaMy Findings are impressive enough to suggest "probable cause." Th^ starches are reasonable. + Campaign Reform Legislation in Spotlight The Watergate scandad wAM umioubtedly haive many side effects, tat one of the more beneficial may be legislation pikting fci<gjbter cofiitaols on fetteflal elections. The whole sordid Watergate a$&if demionstoted that poM* pietety' mt of hand, arid tttat it is up to Congress to restore Sortie sanity to the elective proo ess. Edrily eatiimites put the mt d tfoe 1972 f&teral eteittoite at some $250 mllkm. President PAdhard Nixon's re-etecstton committee amassed more ttian $40 million — that we know of and put together k pofldiUcal toacWne that was nothing less ttihan gross. The outootnd was inevitable. Re aiistiic federal campaign election laws wouild help minimize the chances of a Watergate happening again. By shortening the political season * candidates would not be required to make expensive year-long endurance Miits fot pubMc office, and by ItoDittog what the candidates can collect and spend, the temptations synonymous with a lot of money would be reduced. Congress also must require disclosure of spending and contributors and ensure that all- campaign' laws are enforced. Basic campaign regulaitdons could be re-enforced by measures limiting the number of election organizations capable of handling the disbursement or collection of contributions, and by restricting incumbent officeholders Who enjoy special campaign advantages became of their posiliion. While the need for. Congressional action is clear, the variety of bills introduced thus far suggests that the lawmakers may be over-reacting to the crisis. It is typical legislative style. When Congress discovered in the last decade that we were destroying our environment, it passed unworkable anti-pollution controls. And when civil disobedience went out of control, Congress adopted absurd anti-riot laws. When the U.S. balance of trade tipped the wrong way, the foreign investment bills proposed were almost frightening. Now Senators Hart of Michigan, Stevenson of Illinois, and Representatives UdaJl of Arizona and Anderson of Illinois, have sparked support among colleagues for election finance bills that would utilize public funds to pay for federal-level campaigns, set up an independent investigatory agency to police campaigns, and severely restrict the amount of money each candidate can spend. The damage to our political system resulting from cam* paign financing by the private sector's fat cats is peanuts compared to the trouble public funding would cause. The fair and equitable distribution of tax dollars to aspiring candidates would be all but impossible. Setting up an independent igency can be more easily justified than public financing, but that step appears to be mote tr*ea.tment of the disease than a cure. A neW campaign practices agency is being proposed because the Justiee Department has demonstrated that it cannot be trusted with its respansil to investigate and prosecute violators Of fedenal laws. The solution to that problem, however, is not another federal agency, but an honest Justice Department. Too often when Congress comes face to face with bu^- t feaucracy's failures, it'creates more bureaucracy to compensate. The faults in such a philosophy are blatantly clear. Rep. Thomas Rjaisbadc, ft* III., and (Rep. iftoberit H. Michel, R-Ill, both oppose the use of public funds to toance campaigns , but disagree on the formation of a fair campaign practices committee, * *I hfave been opposed to them feeing firaawced by lie federal governmenlt, ,, Michel told us iaist week. "I just don't think there is any flair way of equitable distribution to the candidates without inhibiting the free exercise to run by everyone itihaft wanlte to. Frankly," Midhel continued, "I don't go tor (this check-off system on income tax either. Although, I would probably support an increased amount for voluntary tax deduction or credit" The lailh Congressional dis* trict representative from Peoria, however, believes that campaign cosits are embiroly out at hand. Michel cited the example of a California congressman who said he was seriously considering not seeking re-election nex*t year because of the cost. Michel, who is chairman of the O OP Congressional Gam pa ig n Committee, said the Californian, in previous elections, never mmt more ton $50,000, but In 1072 spent $200,000 against $400,000 put out by his opponent. Next year, the same opponent is running again, and the The Almanac Today is Wednesday, June 27, the 178th day of 1973 with 187 to follow. The moon is approaching its new phase. The morning stars are Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The evening stars are Mercury and Venus. Those born on this date are under the sign of Cancer. Blind American author Helen Keller was born June 27, 1880. On this day in history: In 1847, telegraph wire links were established between New York and Boston. In 1893, a major economic depression began as prices collapsed on the New York Stock Exchange. In 1950, President Truman ordered U.S. naval and air forces to help repel the North Korean invasion of South Korea. In I960, a typhoon struck Luzon Island in the Philippines) killing more than 100. cost oif re-election higher than $200,000, gressman donfided to Michel. Discussing a sepatrate inde* pendant invesittgatory agency, Mdcfhei said he Is opposed to the hfave a We talimady idea. ' House ®ubc *3wmittee on ti'ons Urtfde^ ihe rfouse Adminis* faraiMtai Oowunilbtoe and another under the SetMe Rules Com- miititee. "I gneiss, right eufr&flt- ly, rtihie people's carf-ideaee may be steken *a bit. . .But, nevertheless, the maidhihtty is there . , . and I can't conceive that any com'mission or biue-ribbon committee dan do any better." Raiisback disagrees. "t don't think the Justice De- (partoent is doing A good job .and I think you need somebody whose sole focus is on cam- Railislback grievances." who is drawing up his own Campaign practices law, said last week that, "I would have a fair campaign practices eom- that would be similar to the private one. - .and give them sonie teeth to enforce fair campaign practices/' The goals of the Raiisiback legislation, as he defines them, include aflsusMttoe of honest elections, detailed accounting of caimpailgn e^qpendiitwed, radium ton <tf wa^te in campaign financing, limitations on sipend- ing, ana some assurances that "anybody that wants to run for of&e that is not a millionaire has a chance to run on his qualifications.. " Both Raiisbadt and Michel ateo aidviocafte limitations on the duration of campaigns, and measures (that wOUild give the mewcomer a lair chance against an incumbent Raiilsiback also proposes some Sort of imitation on media advertising by candidates and a mandate that Whe mediums provide free and equal. time to those seeking office. to be awhile It be is going fore federal laiws dealing with political camjpaigns are passed. Congress moves slowly, but on this issue, the lawmakers will exercise unusual issue, undoubtedly caution * Similar legislation can be expected in Illinois where our own little Watergates have made the national scandajold hat. 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