Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 29, 1973 · Page 16
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 16

Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, June 29, 1973
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1 A. .jfatMburg Register-Mqif, Galesburg, Friday, June 29, ,1973 Milk, Chicken, Egg Shortage Seen,^ Lawmakers Blame the Price Freeze mm IK MM 1M Wm By LUCINDA L. FRANKS United Press International Housewives miay soon be unable to find enough milk, chicken, and eggs in their supermarkets. Drastic cuts in poultry flocks and the production of other foods are already under way and a food shortage seenus probable within the next few montflis. Congressmen from the farm bloc said Thursday that the| threat to consumer supplies posed by the production cuts will not ease until the administration replaces the current price freeze with more flexible Phase IV controls allowing some increases in food prices. The lawmakers told a House agriculture subcommittee meet ing iihe administration's cutback Wednesday on livestock feed exports — soybeans and cottonseed—may ease pressures on livestock feed costs but would probably not be enough to reverse the liquidation of poultry (flocks. > Still in a Crunch Rep. Abraham! Kazen, D- Tex., said pouHtrymen aire still in a crunch between frozen selling prices and feed costs so high as to miake losses a certainty under current conditions. Unless the freeze is lifted immediately, there will be shortages of chickens and eggs in a few mcm&is, he said. "1 may not be welcome news to consumers thait ' they may have to pay more for some foods, but if the choice between slight increases in prices or food famines, I think I know what people would prefer," he said. A Cost of Living Council spokesman told Kazen the administration was driving toward announcement "as soon as possible" on new controls to replace the freeze but. he did not elaborate. In addition to poultry, production of milk, hogs, flour, and some fruits are also dropping, as a result of the price ceilings which means that when tfne 60- day freeze is up, prices will skyrocket. The National • Association of: Food Chains said several plants owned by soybean and corn oil suppliers were closing down because their stores of soybeans had been exhausted and the farm, price of corn was too high to allow a profit on corn oil at its current fixed price, The American Soybean Association warned the Nixon administration's export crackdown would boomerang against livestock producers. It said soybean growers, who have indicated they plan to expand acreage to new record levels this year, now may scale back their plans in some cases. Emergency Session News of the soybean embargo sent; leaders of the European Common Market into emergency session Thursday to determine what effect it would have on European markets. Britain's National 'Farmers Union said it would seriously effect the production of poultry and pigs. In Japan, the price of soybeans went up sharply in response to the ban. Meanwhile, The Federal Trade Commission told Congress it was actively investigating allegations that antitrust violators in the food industry have contributed to spiraling food prices. An FTC spokesman said it had brought to court allegations of anti-comptetitive practices r e s u .11 i ri g from a shared monopolly in the dry cereal industry, territorial allocations involving distribution of soft drinks, and anticompetitive acquislions in (he wine, frozen fish and soifit drink concentrate industries. He said acquistioh in the dairy industry and acquistions by Nestle of major firms in the canned goods and frozen prepared foods industries were also under investigation. m j Enemy Shells Refugee Camp Following Visit by Thieu 1—1 1 'Shock' Recorded in Learning Of President's 'Enemy List' Sit mm i SAIGON (UPI) - Communist forces shelled a refugee camp two miles west of Kontum Thursday, one hour after President Nguyen Van Thieu visited the Central Highlands settlement, the Saigon command said today. Fighting picked up near Kontum, 260 miles north of Saigon, despite the local South is|Vktaaimese government commander's ultimatum to the Communists to pull back by today or fece a counteroffensive. The Saigon command said 37 Communist troops and nine government infantrymen were killed and 27 people wounded Thursday in the fighting and shdling. Thirty-one adillery shells, including seven rounds of deadly accurate 130mm guns from the Soviet Union, plowed into Ngok Long refugee settlement two miles southwest of Kontum at 9:20 a.m. Thursday and into Tan Dien village four males southwest at 1:55 p.m.,| the command said It said 19 civilians were injured. A year ago shells hit Kontum itself. Thieu had visited the refugee csimp one hour before the shells started coming in. He had several similar close calls during visits to the front in last year's Communist spring-summer offensive. Thieu is touring north and central South Vietnam this week on what a spokesman described Thursday as a "routine inspection trip." In Kontum, he instructed military commanders to "strongly counteract Communist violations of the Jan. 28 ceiase -fire and not let any land or people be lost to the Cosmopolitan President Dick Brynteson, left, governor-elect of the Cosmopolitan Mid4Sta,tes Federation, congratulates Jack i Derrick who'was .installed Monday as new president of the Galesburg Cosmopolitan Club during ceremonies at Knox College. Other officers installed were John Mellican, first vice president; ElmerMueggenborg, second vice president; Melvin Newman, BOYS STATE —Joe Henncn- secretary; and Don Boyer, treasurer, font, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Henncnfcnt Jr. of near New T , T~T I l~i • 1 T» Windsor is attending Illinois EVOKCS Fritte, rCCVCS Premier Boys State in Springfield this week. He is being sponsored by enemy," military sources said. On the truce front, recovery of the bodies of U.S. war dead buried 'in North, Vietnam wag delayed again today by a deadlock between the U.S. and North Vietnamese delegations to the Joint Military Team over flight safety procedures. By United Press International The listed and the unlisted George Harris American Le*'- Thursday aired peeves, puzzle- gion Post 484, New Windsor, ment and pride at their and will be a senior this fall at mention or lack of it on the Winola High School. He is roster of White House "ene- also active in the 4-H Club mies." and is a junior leader. Joe Na'math, the only sports figure named, showed up for a charity softball game at his boys' camp in Dudley, Mass., with a shirt emblazoned "Watergate Investigator." Shouldn't Have Repeated Story LONDON (UPI) - Two weeks ago street fiddler Kolodziej Boieslaw told a court he got drunk because someone stole his violin. The judge not only dismissed the charge but ordered a new fiddle bought for him out of a legal charity fund. Boieslaw, 56, was back in court again Thursday, on the same charge and with the same story. "If you go on having your fiddle stolen people will become suspicious," said the magistrate, Sir Frank Milton. This time Boieslaw was fined $1.25. He got no new fiddle. The New York Jets quarterback called his inclusion on the list, "a little crazy," and said, "When I heard about them having dossiers on people, I said 'good, now I can find out about myself.' I don't have anything to hide." Chicago's mayor, Richard J. Daley, said he was a bit surprised his , name was not listed. He suggested that the Republicans "just take it for granted" that he is no political friend of the President's. In London, actor Burt Reyn­ olds said the naming of actors on the list was "a very bad business. "I am not for sale," he said. "Nobody knows how I vote—I believe in keeping it all behind the election screens in the polling booths." By United Press International A number of newspapers said editorially Thursday. and 1 today that they were shocked to learn of the While, House "political enemies" list. Many said it was high time that President Nixon step forward and answer questions brought up during the Senate Watergate, hearings. One newspaper, however, said testimony by John W. Dean III that the White House ordered an FBI investigation of CBS newsman Daniel Schorr was "far from suprising." "However remote a punitive White House move against a newsman may have seemed in 1971 to the public, in view of recent revelations, it seems more like a routine type of operation," said an editorial in the Rutland,,Vt., Daily Herald, The Chicago ,Sun-Times and the New York Daily News called for Nixon to give a public answer quickly to Dean's ' charges. Urgent That He Respond "The accusation that President Nixon was involved in a criminal effort to obstruct justice in the Watergate case ... can only, be answered by. the President himself," the Sun- Times said. "It is urgent that he respond to Dean's charges, and that in so doing he make more than a mere television statement." The Daily News said that Nixon has the right to keep quiet, "but this is hardly the occasion to stand on the niceties of due process...." "Like it or not, this case has been thrown into the court of public opinion, and Mr. Nixon owes a full, frank accounting to that tribunal," the News said. Both the Washington Star- News and Salt Lake City's Deseret News cautioned the public not to jump to conclusions on the basis of Dean's testimony. "Can John Dean be believed?" asked the Star-News. "By his oWn account, he is capable of a championship style of lying." The Deseret News said there wore holes in Dean's testimony. The Holes in Testimony "On Monday, for example', Dean maintained that in March the President ordered a cover- up of the Watergate scandal but didn't seem to know what he was doing. On Tuesday, Dean testified that Mr. Nixon not only knew about the cover-up but knew about it as early as last fall," the News said. The Miami Herald said, "The Watergate drama has produced no more disgusting act in the process of undermining democracy than these virtual lettres de cachet, a device of the Bourbon kings whose reigns, it appears, have come alive again in the White House." CLIP & SAVE 0MQ FREE-FREE-FREE SHOES-SHOES-SHOES Buy ONE Pair of LADIES SHOES At Regular Price From $10.99 and Up Receive ONE Pair of Your Choice From Sale Racks FREE. Coupon Good thru July 3, 1973 Family Shoe Store SHANE* SHOWERS 153 E. MAIN ST. Across From Walgreen's — FREE Layaway BANK AMERICARD - MASTER CHARGE VALUABLE COUPON

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