Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 28, 1973 · Page 32
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 32

Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, June 28, 1973
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3a Galesbypg Reaistef-Mgil, Gqlesburci, III. Thursday, June 28, 1973 Summit 'Peace' Potion Has Side cts on By STEWART HENSLEY ; WASHINGTON (UW) - The geace potions brewed by President Nixon and Soviet foxmmunist panfcy chief Leonid ferezJwev are generally regarded in most world capitals 6$ good Medicine for the interna |ional jitters. But softie of the S " atients are showing signs of Jstressing "side effects." Washington Window ; France, like some of the father NATO allies, is highly suspicious of what Nixon and Brezhnev may have agreed to behind the scenes I Nixon and Secretary of State William P. Rogers have repeatedly assured the NATO allies lhat the United States will not allow its eagerness to improve Relations with the Kremlin to lead it into making arrangements detrimental to its friends. 1 The French have been- most vocal about the danger of the two superpowers somehow making a deal to silwe the task of running the world. Whether Brezhnev, during his Paris visit, has succeeded in disabus ing French officials of this notion is not at alii certain. It is a difficult suspicion to deal with, ©ccording to U.S. officials, because none of those who complain has specified exactly what is feared. Vague Understanding The uneasiness of some countries undoubtedly was intensified by the agreement on "Prevention of Nuclear War," which Nixon and Brezhnev signed. In this rather curious document, each of the two big powers promises not to use force or the threat of force against the other —an obligation which seems to have been covered 28 years ago when both signed tthe United Nations Charter. The (agreement went on, however, to provide that Moscow and Washington! would hold "urgent consultations" if the actions of any two nations anywhere threatened to erupt in conflict which might bring on a nuclear confrontation between Russia and the United States. This vague undertaking looked to some nervous foreigners like the beginning of a Soviet-American agreement to use their combined influence and force to police the world and impose agreed solutions. U.S. officials say this Is nonsense. They assert ithat the real problem, as Moscow and Washington appear to be defusing some of the more explosive issues, is that the NATO allies and the American public will be tempted to lower their guard prematurely. They are concerned that: —Congress and the American public now will be more inclined to,support proposals to bring home some or all of the approximately 300,000 U.S. military men in Europe, most of whom arc in Germany. —The NATO allies, foreseeing an era of decreased tension in Europe and focusing increasingly on matters of trade and finance, will be even imofe reluctant than usual ito fulfill their financial and manpower commitments to NATO. The Nixon administration argues that maintenance of a strong allied front in Europe has been a major factor in persuading (the Kremlin to seek peaceful accommodations with the West. They also are convinced that Nixon could not have achieved his diplomatic breakthrough in Peking if It had not been for China's respect for U.S. determination to keep Its commitments in Southeast Asia. Other Argument However, these are the same U.S. officials who have always argued that the Kremlin's primary objective in Europe was to secure the dissolution of the NATO alliance. Whether Nixon can thwart this objective without endangering his "era of negotiations" depends on whether Brezhnev's need for U.S. credits, equipment and technical knowhow Is as great as the White Hons© believes it is. White House Doctor Hails Rediscovery of Acupuncture NEW YORK (UPI) - A White House staff physician who accompanied President Nixon to China predicted Wednesday that acupuncture "just could be the most significant medical rediscovery of modern times and Chinese herbaL medicine may prove as important." Speaking at the final scientific session of the American Medical' Association's (AMA) 122nd annual convention, Dr. William Lukasli urged some 1,000 doctors and other medical (personnel to see that there is more clinical research in the United States "to establish acupuncture's true worth before it is put into practice." 'Amazement' Lukash said his skepticism turned to "frank amazement iwhen he witnessed major surgery,, apparently dohe successfully, on alert and smiling patients who had only needling to deaden the pain." But another speaker, Dr. James Y. P. Chen, a member of the acupuncture committee of the National Institute of Health, warned that the United States should go slow in adopting the medical art practiced. in, China for 7,000 years. , . . .. • ' , ' "There is mucliito be learned from Chinese medical practices before their achievements, par­ ticularly in acpuncture anesthesia, are made reproducible •in Western countries," said Chen, of Santa Monica, Calif. "Even in China efforts are being made to place acupuncture on a more scientific ground." Potential for Abuse David M. Link of the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the physicians of "great potential for abuse" if acupuncture continues uncon­ trolled. The administration ordered last March that all acupuncture equipment be labeled to the effect that it can be used only by licensed medical practitioners. 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