Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 5, 1973 · Page 4
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, July 5, 1973
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>Az foliibuffl ^eQi $tfef *MQij dalesbuffl, 111, Tbjjf>iJuJyJi#..1^73 EDITORIAL Comment and R eview Transportation Action Plan For Citizens in Motion The Illinois Department of Transportation has inaugurated a program to en- 5 courage more participation in highway programs by citizens and officials of local " government. : The program is required under the Federal Highway Act: of 1970 and is designed to insure that the department considers the social, economic and environ^. mental impact of transportation projects. |; IHinois* new Transportation Secretary I'Langhorne Bond said of the program: "We ^ hope to solicit a high degree of public involvement in transportation planning pro- 1 cedures to fulfill Governor Walker's mandate for greater citizen participation." Mr. Bond is from Pennsylvania, but he 2 is learning rapidly that in Western Illinois, "the citizen involvement in highway pro| grams is sometimes more than the federal £ government had in mind. Western Illinois' * highways, like many others in the state, •fare less than adequate; the people who '< drive on them know that, and they have ^no reservations about saying so. The ^federal government calls that participating «tin an interdisciplinary approach to investigating the impact of transportation projects, and providing maximum safeguards £for the environment. We call it politics. Z Mr. Bond may not be aware, however, of the efforts made by the Department of Transportation's District 4 office •*>ln Peoria to involve the district's citizens Sin formulating transportation programs. ^The Districts engineers implemented the £new federal guidelines before the federal ^government did and need no special "Action fJPlan" to maintain a level ot community ^activity. £ The district engineers have in the past gone to great lengths to cooperate and communicate with the communities within their jurisdiction, and they are aware of the highway needs and desires of the residents in those communities. The residents of Western Illinois do not need an action plan for involvement as much as they need some assurances from the Department of Transportation and the Governor that their opinions will be heard and acted upon. A case in point is the controversial supplemental freeway program, which, as originally proposed, made no mention of plans for construction In Western Illinois within the near future. A number of communities in this area voiced their objections to the original proposal and the Illinois General Assembly reacted with amendments to transportation department legislation calling for the design, purchase of right-of-way, and in some cases, construction of freeways running through this area. Gov. Daniel Walker, however, has indicated that he may veto some or all of these highway projects, negating the recommendations of the citizens and discouraging their participation in the decision-making process. Residents here realize that existing funds can be stretched only so far, and that completion of the full supplemental freeway program wi\l unquestionably require another transportation bond issue. However, those residents, and the General Assembly, are convinced there is funding now available to construct the most vitally needed segments of the freeway system in Western Illinois. If the action plan Mr. Bond discussed is credible, that position may bear fruit. Lumber and Wheat « What do lumber and wheat have in uiommon? Well, along with steel, soybeans, ^copper, corn, gold and just about any other ^agricultural product or natural resource "you can name, they are in heavy and *growing demand throughout the world. And "although Washington is still interested in "beefing up American exports to improve *the balance of payments, export controls Siave been placed on wheat and wiU be s ^placed on logs and lumber. With both wheat »and lumber, sales abroad have run down "domestic supplies, creating a demand pinch .that has sent prices soaring. * The Senate Banking Committee voted -10-2 May 16 to impose ceilings on log and ^lumber exports beginning July 1 — the ^beginning of the 1974 fiscal year. The bill »would hold Jog exports to a total of 2.25 billion board feet and lumber to 1.2 billion •board feet during fiscal 1974. If Congress ^fails to act on the bill incorporating the ceilings, lumber exports are expected to be cut •back. Japanese and American negotiators ;have already agreed to impose a voluntary Jquota on lumber shipments from ihe United Istates. Japan will hold its fiscal 1974 im­ ports down to 90 per.cent of what it imported during 1972. Reasons for the concern are not hard to find. The price of construction lumber his risen by 50 per cent over the past two years, according to Department of Labor statistics. Plywood is up 28 per cent. The National, Association of Home Builders claims that rising lumber prices over 1971 and 1972 have added $1,200 to the cost of an average home, And higher hbmebuild- ing costs,- along with higher interest rates, mean higher rents and mortgage payments. The upward pressure on grain prices should be short-lived. The Agriculture Department can unleash the nation's farmers to plant a record harvest — weather permitting. Increasing the supply of lumber is more difficult. For one thing, it takes at least 20 years for a crop of trees to mature. The U.S. Forest Service has increased sales of timber from national forests — from 10 billion board feet in 1972 to 11.8 billion this year. But the lumber shortage is likely to remain, according to the National Forest Products Association. ge on WASHINGTON (NEA)—Probably Gov. George Wallace will never again mount a lerious national campaign effort, though he is a strong bet to run and win re-election ad governor of Alabama in 1974, He moves gamely about the country from time to time since a would-be assassin's bullets struck him 13 months ago, paralyzing him from the waist down and leaving him with several other body wounds. For awhile he can get the adrenalin up for a nationally televised panel show or a big press conference, as he did at the national governors conference in early June at Lake Tahoe. But the limits upon Him are severe. In more casual conversation, his voice consistently betrays pain. He keeps remarkable command of himself while in any sort of public view, but he tires fairly quickly. His old zestful jousting with newsmen, which they enjoyed as much as he, is wholly absent. Those who have covered governorship and presidential campaigns with him for years sadly conclude that he just doesn't have it in film. The Alabama legislature, which needs the strong hand, has been in session since early May and has accomplished almost nothing. It haggled for' six weeks before finally passing a minor measure authorizing higher pay for legislative clerks. A few court-mandated actions have been taken, and it His managed one negative achievement, the defeat of the pending U.S. equal rights amendment affecting women. But all parts of Wallace's state budget are bogged down. , With four-year colleges, junior colleges and trade schools competing sharply for a prospective $1 billion in state educational funds* Wallace in a master, stroke named a joint commis-' sion to work out the conflicts. The legislature since has chopped its recommendations to pieces, and not a penny has been voted for the new fiscal year. Without his firm touch, with- Comment out a well-enunciated policy program pushed hard, the Alabama lawmakers are expected to dawdle through most of a session which could last until September. State budget measures may just get under the final wire. Most likely Wallace can blame all this on the legislators and it won't hurt him In Alabama. But their unguided performtfK* wilt be a gauge on his cMrgMf available for larger tMki. His only real competition fa# th« governorship next year comes from former Democratic Gov. Albert Brewer, whom he defeated in a hard primary in 1970. Brewer Had succeeded to the office upon the mid-term death of Wallace's first wife, Lurleen, who won the post hi the days when an Alabama gov* ernor could not have a second straight term. The word is that Brewer Is prepared to wage a bitter fight, but that Wallace, virtually on sympathy alone,- could beat him from his front porch. Going for the presidency In 1976 is, something altogether apart, The governor still makes brave talk about it. But anyone who closely watches his pain- ridden public outings, and times them, can guess sensibly that the big campaign ordeal is well beyond his now tragically limited capacities. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) How to Get on White House Enemy List WASfflNGTON—GetUng on the White House enemy list-has become the latest status symbol in Washington. I would have been disappointed if I hadn't made the list of top 20 enemies. • Rival poitMans like Senators Ed Muskie and George McGovern used to be called opponents, not enemies. Celebrities like Gregory Peck and Bill Cosby, who have criticized President Nixon, used to be called critics, not enemies. Now the White House lists ithem as "enemies," to be harassed through government investigations. Few private individuals can stand up against the awesome power of the federal government. . No private hank (account can match the bottomless vaults of the U.S. Treasury. No private staff can marshal the manpower available to the government. Yet the White House, according to the memos flushed out by the Watergate investigation,' was determined to use this government power to "get" or "screw" political opponents. I BECAME aware months, aigo that the White House was seeking to discredit andj if possible, to destroy me. I decided finally that the best defense was to lay out the facts in the open. "The word has gone out from the White House," I wrote on February 7, "to 'nail' Jack Anderson," I named stalilf chief H. R. HalMernan as the White House , oflfiLcdiad. behind the move. I de- Comment By Jack Anderson scribed "HaJdeman's cold, calculated hlosltiilijty towards the press" and quoted a W h i t e House source as saying Haldeman "has an absoMely-evil attitude relative to the press." , More specifically, I wrote that "the word was passed to the Justice Department to try to make a case against us." This led. to the abortive arrest of my associate Les Whitten. A federal grand jury, however, refused to indict him, and the Justice Department was forced to drop the charges. White House press spokesman Ron Zeigter, with'an unusual show of emotion, described as "wrong! wrong! wrong!" my charge that Hattdemian was trying to nail us. Now the enemy lists and ugly memos out of the White House portray the true © 197} by NEA, In*, "I haven't given much thought to what we're doing fa Cambodia. Why do you ask?" galesburg I&£f$fer-Mai1 Office 140 South Prairie Street Galesburg. Illinois, 61401 TELEPHONE NUMBER Register-Mall Exchange 343-7181 Entered as Second Class Matter at the Post Office at Galesburg, Illinois, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. Daily except Sundays and Holidays other than Washington's Birthday, Columbus Day and Veterans Day. Ethel Custer Frltchard, publisher: Charles Morrow, editor and general manager; Robert Harrison, managing editor; Michael Johnson, assistant to the editor; James O'Connor, assistant managing editor. National Advertising Representatives: Ward Griffith Co., Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Minneapolis. Pittsburgh, Boston, Charlotto MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION SUBSCRIPTION RATES By Carrier in City of Galesburg 50c a Week By RFD mail in our retaU trading zone: 1 Year $16 .00 3 Months $5 25 6 Months $ 9.00 1 Month |2.0u No mail subscriptions accepted in towns where there is established newspaper boy delivery service. By Carrier in retail trading zone outside City of Galesburg SOc a Week By mall outside retail trading zone in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri and by motor route in retail trading zone: 1 Year $22 .00 3 Months $6 00 6 Months $12 .00 1 Month 12.50 By mail outside Illinois, Iowa and Missouri: 1 Year $26 00 3 Months $7.50 6 Months $14.30 1 Month ii .VU altitude of the men formerly around President Nixon. IT IS ALSO worth examining how I wound up on the White House enemy list. A review of my past columns shows I wrote dozens of favorable stories about President Nixon. I reported, for example, that he had evidence the Democrats had stuffed the ballot boxes in Illinois, Missouri and Texas in the 1960 election. Yet he turned . down partisan appeals that he use the evidence to overturn the election results, saying "I damn well will not be a party to creating (a constitutional crisis) just to become President."/' I told haw he bad paid all- the college expenses of two black students without their knowledge, how as a college student himself he had waited each evening for a crippled classmiatte to help him up the ' stairs of their boarding house. From sources who had gone , to the Moscow isummit meeting with Nixon, I wrote how he had broken ithe impasse over disarmament by leaning (forward <. and telling. Soviet Header Leonid Brezhnev bluntly: "Dam­ mit, let's settle it." WHAT LANDED ME on the enemy list, apparently, was my access to unauthorized inform a- ition embarrassing to the Nixon Administration. In eailiy 1971, the White -House analyzed my columns carefully for three months. A confidential 'report too" Haldeman acknowledged: "Ander^ son does, indeed, have accesT' to intelligence digests, and he proves it on a daily basis. It also appears his reference to private presidential memoranda is valid, but most likely when such material leaves the White House and is circulated on an agency level. "On more than one occasion, examination of a presidential quote in context indicates strongly that the leak came not from within the White House, but from ihe agency concerned with the subject matter. "Anderson's comment regarding 'some of the transcripts of coniiKtential minutes' possibly refers to verbatim quotes of comments made at White House leadership meetings..." It was suggested that "an overt firing of a person directly connected with a leak would go a long way towards making the ability of the Andersons of the world to gain White House information both difficult and hazardous." THE WHITE HOUSE was unable, however, to find my sources. Instead, I wrote even more embarrassing stories about how President Nixon had lied to the public'about the India-Pakistan conflict. Then I published the Dita Beard memorandum,-which linked a $400,000 offer from International Telephone and Telegraph with the settlement of its antitrust troubles. These were ^{-faimes, ap­ parency, which "imiaide me an enemy of ithe White House. Almost every; pubic 'ifigure who criticized the President wound up on the enemy list. But the existence of the enemy list is revealing, most of alii, about ithe people in the White House. It shows they were suffering from a pathological paranoia. (Copyright 1973, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) The Almanac Today is Thursday, July 5, itihe 186th day of 1973 with 179 to follow. ' The moon is approaching its first quarter. 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. American showman P. T. Barnum was born July 5, 1810. 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