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?4 Gotesbura fteaister-Mai 1, Goiesburg, 111 Thurs., June 28, 1973 If at First You Don't Succeed... . it Picture Brighter this ^rovements in Western Illinois are brighter mow. But after the introduction of supplemental freeway programs by Gov. Daniel JRfelker and Sen. Wpam Harris earlier Shis year, that wasn't the case. * Gnv. Walker and Illinois Senate Presi- Ulinois is gient Harris presented freeway progrc hat made many Western Ulinoisans cast J£ wistful eye at a proposal to annex to Jjhe State of Missouri. • Both governmental leaders had ignored •Interstate-type highway programs initiated Suring the Ogilvie administration calling construction of freeways between 1-cities and the St. Louis area, G i£)urg and Burlington Schang mil unities JjAlso in the planning stages was a Chicago |to Kansas City expressway that would have Jgiven Canton, Macomb, and Quincy access J £o 4-lane interstate highway. There are strong indications from the ^governor's office, however, that the chief xecutive is taking a second look at high*way problems and remains open to discussion on those concerning Western Illinois, fcov. Walker recently committed himself entire supplemental freeway pro- Jgram as proposed by the previous ad- While the forecast is brighter, the odds are against it staying that way. The amendments attached to the transportation bill will face stiff opposition on the House floor during the final days of the legislative session. And if they do survive the House, the highway proposals stand an even chance of being vetoed by Gov. Walker, who naturally favors his own program. The immediate future of Western Illinois' highway program now hinges on how ent of Transportation and the governor's office view the needs of this area. The future growth and the economic stability of this region depend primarily on an adequate transportation it not now have. Illinois recognize will ministration, and has assured some com- tmunities that projects in their area will be ^completed in the near future, i On the legislative side, Sen. Harris' Shighway package was adopted by the Senate •without much change, but the plan is tak- Jing on a new look in the House. In comir.it- *tee, Rep. Clarence E. Neff, R-Stronghurst, inning * amendments A ~ AL ~ ^ k ~ does not. It is absurd to ask the administration to provide enough financing to construct all of the supplemental freeway program in this area within the next few years. Completion of the entire system will take decades. However, it is reasonable to ask that the governor release enough funds to plan and construct the most vital portions of the freeway network during his first term in office. With at least a portion of the program completed, Western Illinois can compete with the rest of the state on a more equitable basis and hope to prosper while the remainder of the system is completed. More importantly, the number of traffic deaths and injuries can be reduced at a *portation's appropriation bill which rein- more rapid pace. * « Opportunities for Handicapped a * Special education opportunities for America's estimated seven million handicapped children are increasing over the nation at an encouraging tempo. This is the report of Dr. Edwin W. ^Martin, head of the Bureau of Education £for the handicapped in the U.S. Office of ^Education. He cites two significant ad- t vances. I First is the "comprehensive, dynamic t program" authorized for the bureau by •Congress. Now in its fifth year, the bureau JJs administering a record-breaking program *of services to provide and stimulate special I education for the handicapped, including J grants to states, grants for leacher re- icruitaent and training, for teaching mate- \rials, for research and innovation and for tregional resource centers. f • _ Congress handicapped increased million the cur i 6ecQ«L Martin vention of the power of the law. In Utah in 1971, the state's persiding justice made legal history by ruling that a handicapped child has the same right as a nonhandicapped child to a tax*supported education. Previously, there was no such state obligation. In another landmark decision in Pennsylvania in 1971, the U.S. Eastern District Court in Philadelphia ordered that all mentally retarded children in the state be accorded access to a free public program of education appropriate to their learning capacities. Also in 1971, Federal District Court in Washington ruled that the District of Columbia Board of Education could not plead lack of funds for failing to provide a public education to handicapped and emotionally disturbed children. Today, 35 states have some form of mandatory law providing special education for the handicapped. Yet there remain great differences in the quantity and quality of educational services they offer. Its News WASHINGTON (NEA) Hie men land tfotrraefi who prepare news summaries for the secretory of Defense msata it a point to include all possible critical and atttagonMic news reports, columns ami eriitariafe. The reason is obvious. Officiate cannot do Oheir jobs even passing well unless they know what their critics say of them. Otheffiarfse tifcy live in a tfcwtm world. They begin Ho think themselves infallible. The news dippers in the Pentagon do their job exceedingly wdl. The anftorrration sheets are foequenffcly filled wit items critical of Department than favorable. Numbers of *he men and women who do the selecting have worked under bcrtih Republican and Democratic administrations. This reporter knows that with surprising regularity super critical news c&pfpmgs served up to Secretaries Melvin Laird and Elliot Riehattfean have been censored out of the reports made available for President Nixon's daily ireaidiug. There also are (reports from the White House that an at- *npt was made about two years back to bring into the steft several objective reporters (rot necessarily pm-Nteon men) to make certain that what the President read daily was not infumed over so completely he would be kit in isolated ignorance. The attempt felled; for one reason or another the men were never hired. leaving Watergate aside, this type of censorship on what President learned and the pau- cily of viewpoints made available to him these past two years has meant tot (Mr. Nixon has been singularly unable to understand practical political realities in dealing with Congress, especially in working with a Congress dominated by the rfumed ii party. As one researcher reported at a political stience meeting here, "The President may have known the 'facte. 1 " But Prof. Ridfartl Johnson of Stanford put it, "Written option papers and 'objectified' briefings tend to fitter out me vital element — the emotionality and conviction with which a given view- is." '•JtriM'Ki-'i point is heki by its , Mr. Nixon has had what successes he has achieved ir the legislative 'branch is be cause Congress itself has beer badly divided — and (because h several topontamft fields, mdl as defense, the executive dc paitaent concerned has beer headed by some n*an know! edgeaMe fa working with th< Senate and House. The "White House under Mr Nixon fa 1969 began with an as sortment of men deiiberatelj otawt to MM out conflicting vkm, Vmm ImM P. MoynU \m\ <K > A JMMd#e to Don- nkl lUnmMil to Atlwt Burns In Urn onlbJiwt were such In* (Uvkhmk m JWbcrt H. Finch, MA A. Vtopc, Waiter J. Hlckel ml (.lowffo Jtomney, The fur Ixsgim to % There was ferment At 10W) Pennsylvania Ave. On one oroasfan Moynltvan vm known to have remarked to n «nufltt gmip Wiai "Wood ron" fa (ho bamrmtt of the WhJto Hou«o in wmguing out the pros 'find coma of one particularly OTwtrwcrotal i»suc (involving race). In this era, some bril- ]kml ennccpte were iSludied. v IM $md\mH)y the men with divergent viicw-polnfa were weedal out or ^hifited to the "aU'buirtxs" and one carefully madMBoA Jitao of thinking began to prevail on domestic issues. (E von John Oonnally faded ilramdihopkittine.) Samo irtdependenfts — Dr. Hemy A. Ktoingor and Meivin Laiird far tbwo — held their own in «he forefign (field. But originality and feifeiliiby fa thinking on fafcenruaJ problems began to die out. Gardeners Talking To Their Plants WASHINGTON—Since the decline in the belief in witchcraft, people observed talking to the flowers have been judged harmlessly dotty. In the last few years, however, a whole school of gardeners has been encouraging the idea that we should talk to our plants, even play music to them. Anthropopathism of vegetation has gone so far that a few gardeners maintain that plants are capable of feeling fear and affection. By wiring up their plants with galvanometers they claim they can detect and measure the emotional life *f carrots and petunias. There being no hypothesis generally known to Western science to explain such strange opinions, most of us whisper sweet thoughts to our plants on the QT while wondering if we haven't fallen victim to a newly manufactured superstition. THE BELIEF that you can get a geranium to grow by talking to it is but an aspect of the much older notion feat some people are endowed with green thumbs just as others are cursed with brown thumbs which blight whatever they touch. If botany has decidedly different ideas about plant life, (here are now a few researchers around the world who think they have some scientifically respectable evidence ing that some people do have green thumbs and that plants may respond to tender loving care as much as to water and fertilizer. The basis of these peculiar ideas is a form of photography perfected by Semyon and Valentina Kirlian and known variously as electrography, radiation field photography or high frequency photography. The pictures taken by this method don't show the surface of an object, nor the objects inside, but rather a wild light show of pattern, leaping, ever-changing colors which the Kirlians* fellow Russian scientists regard as some form of non-electrical energy. It's their opinion that a Kir­ lian photograph of a leaf reveals the leaf's "bioplasmic body." Instead of the traditional energy body we have been taught to think of as the only form of matter that exists. SOME INVESTIGATORS believe this corona of blues, purples, oranges, reds and greens is none other than what the Hindus call "prana," and what Chinese philosophy and medicine call "ch , i, n the polarized forces of yin and yang, whose harmonious balance is thought to induce life, health and happiness. The Western counterpart of this is the scientifically disreputable idea of vitalism, the teaching of which will get you hung up by the ears in any American university. Nevertheless, Thekna Moss, a bona-fide Ph.D. and assistant professor of medical psychology at U.C.L.A/s Neuropsychiatric Institute, reports (the Osteopathic Physician, Oct., 1972) that, Crossword Puzzle Noted Names An $ wen to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 American rear admiral 5 Singer, Perry 9 "Raven" author 22 Greek war god 13 Woe is me! 14 European river 35 Refined feeling 17 Louse ovum 18 Detested 19 Inspirit 21 Take a breather 23 Be sick 24 Transposes (ab.) 27 Philippine sweetsop 29 Male red deer 32 Revolve 34 Undiminished 36 Click-beetle 37 Be displeased at 38 Dispatched 39 "New" &tar 41 Distress signal 42 Actor, Holbrook 44 Actress, Miles 16 Mooring charge 19 Show feeling >3 Extrasensory perception (ab.) '^Self- contradictory statements 6 Malt brew 7 Comedian Caesars namesakes 58 Not as much 59 Angeles 60 Son of Seth (Bib.) 61 Grafted (her.) DOWN 1 Whip stroke 2 Carbamide 3 U5. coin 4 Natural lat 5 Eccentric wheel 6 Oleic acid salt 7 American educationist 8 Village on the Tiber 9 Fines 10 Leave out 11 Italian prince 16 Fancy 20 Hazes 40 22 English 43 novelist 24 Very (Fr.) 45 25 Part in a 46 drama 47 26 Earls ol Chesterfield 48 28 Wait at table 50 30 Italian stream 31 Obtains 51 33 Perfume 52 35 Approached 55 Exaggerate Slip of the tongue Soap plant Repast Norwegian capital Profit Bovine quadrupeds Decisive trial Being (Latin) Onager tHtViFm* UiUfcHlSt ASSM-) "If a leaf is plucked from a plant and photographed over time, the emanations which at first are brilliant and colorful gradually grow dimmer and eventually disappear, so that no photograph of the leaf can be taken — signifying, the death of the leaf, perhaps." American able to take such pictures, but much more astonishing is the claim by Russian scientist Victor Adamenko, who says that •when up to ten per cent of the leaf is cut away, the bioplasmic body of the leaf remains intact in the photographs. Americans have not been able to duplicate this but then the Russians are d of us in this tech- stingy about sharing it with us. Pictures taken of the same person's finger vary according to relatively small changes in the subject's state of emotions and consciousness. The sex of the photographer, whether he is a stern figure or a jolly, informal one will make a difference in the corona or aura showing up on the films. There is, however, no correlation between the shifting patterns in the photographs and the standard indices of stress, like sweat, galvanic skin resistance or vasoconstriction. Vaulting even farther out into what may be new truth or old buncombe, Kirlian photographs have been taken of the fingers of "healers" while they were doing their strange work and when they've turned their magic powers off. The films seem to show that when they apply their powers to a mainv ed leaf they impart a rosy pink v happens ^ even with people who don't claim to have any healing powers, but Dr. Moss says that, as a curious sidelight, we have obtained the opposite effect from certain people. Instead of suffusing the leaf with the rosy pink glow, the leaf fades into an indistinct blur, and sometimes is not even able to be photographed. Could this be the "gre^n thunxb-hrown thumb" effect often discussed among garden enthusiasts? KIRLIAN PHOTOGRAPHY has set off other conjectures which make these seem tame. Unquestionably, many of them, maybe all of them, will be found to be nothing more than the by-products of overly stimulated cortices. Still these areas, which not so long ago were consigned to tearoom mediums, gypsies and nomadic hipsters, are attracting the interest of less errant souls. Some are probably draavn to these inquiries *because the ecology (movement taught us that all things are connected in ways our science can't explain; others may feel as Larry Amos, a young investigator from New Mexico State University, does -that "Hie advent of Kirlian photography brings a broader perspective of science and requires the revision of many Galilean- Cartesian paradigms which have previously divided percedved experience into physical reality and subjective non-reality." Put in simpler terms, there are more (things on heaven and earth than we've dreamed of and maybe now we won't be too embarrassed to chase after them through *the skies of our thoughts. THE MAILBOX Campbell's Best Editor, Register-Mail: In reference to the article (6/18/73) 'Doubt Lingers One Year After Maquon Train Crash 1 by William Campbell, it's one of the best articles I have ever read in your newspaper. Mr. Campbell did a superb job of research, interviews and writing. —Linda Feely, Wataga uestions Falloul Editor, Register-Mail: Sometimes educated leaders and experts who tell the real truth are few and far between, .ike the late General Mitchell. Billy Most newsmen, editors, college professors, politicians, etc., never do report the fact that slavery and cannibalism have been abolished in South Africa and Rhodesia, but that in some other countries in Africa and Asia Minor heathon big-shots still have their harems with eunuchs and other slaves. About 1959 there was a little—but very little — talk about the United Nations taking action against those nations that still engage in African slave trading. Most scientists have said that atomic bomb explosions could not have any effect on the weather. But I heard one man, speaking on radio station WPEO, say that before they began atomic explosions, there were about 350 tornadoes a year in the United States; but that (Continued on Pago 11) Qalesbwg Ifegisfer-Mail Office 140 South Prairie Strctt Galesburg, Illinois, UHOl TELEPHONE NUMUEK RcgUter-MaU Exchange 343-7181 SUBSCRIPTION HATES By Carrier u\ CUy of Gilnburi Sue a Week Entered as Second Class Matter at the Post Office at Galesburg, Illinois, under Act of Congrats of March 3, 1879. Doily except Sundays and Holidays other than Washington's Birthday, Columbus Day and Veterans Day. By HWD mall in our retail trading 7,0 no: 1 Year $16 00 :i Monthi |5 25 ti Mouths $ U.uu l Munlh |2.UO i r No malt bUbseripUuns accepted in towna where there is established newspaper boy delivery servio*. 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