Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 6, 1973 · Page 4
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, July 6, 1973
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4 CtetesbufO Rtglstn-Moil, Gdlcsburg, Friday, July 6, 1973 m it*; •m •at *** »»» last His 1 . *** fa* v.* "Cm* W • "Now IMCin Just Q«t His Hand Out of The Doorl" 4«* EDITORIAL Comment and Review Urge Gubernatorial Veto The Illinois General Assembly has presented Gov. Daniel Walker with a no-fault insurance bill the state may be better off without. We urge him to veto the measure in hopes that the lawmakers will adopt a more sensible plan when they return to Springfield in the falV The legislation approved during the closing hours of the spring session was often referred to as the lawyers' bill, because it had the strong support of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Assn. and various bar associations, but was opposed by the insurance industry. The objective of no-fault insurance, as we see it, is to reduce insurance premiums and speed c^aim service by requiring insurance companies to pay their clients for injuries resulting from accidents, regardless of which driver is at fault. One of the big reasons why insurance premiums are on the rise is the large number of court suits over who is to blame for minor traffic accidents. The legislation passed by the General Monument Marc Chagaty is regarded as one of the "old masters" of 20th Century paintr ing. The world of dreams and fantasies captured on his canvases has had a powerful impact on the world of art. The French government recently honored Chagall with the greatest gift an artist can receive — a museum dedicated to his works. Every one of the more than 200 oil paintings, pastels, drawings, lithographs, sculptures, ceramics, tapestries, mosaics and stained glass windows donated by the artist has a the National Museum of the Biblical Message of Marc Chagall — will open in Nice July 7, Chagall's 86th birthday. Born into a large and poor Jewish family in Vitebsk, Russia, ChagaU retains a deep and sentimental attachment to the Jewish faith and his Russian homeland biblical theme. The museum — to be called which is often reflected in his works. Few Russians, however, are familiar with his paintings, which were banned for many years after the artist left his native land in 1922 and settled in Paris. Chagall became a French citizen in 1937. In recent years Soviet officials have Assembly does require insurance companies to pay those they insure for medical costs, but it sets no limitation on minor lawsuits. The lack of ^imitations is contrary to the philosophy behind no-fault insurance, and since lawsuits contribute to high premiums it is unlikely those premiums will go down under the lawyers' plan. It is clear that the Trial Lawyers Assn. is more determined to protect the lucrative incomes of attorneys who specialize Jn insurance claim suits than provide Ulinoisans with sensible no-fault coverage. The insurance industry, on the other hand, has pending in the Assembly a no- fault bill that is closer to what its name implies and guarantees motorists a 10- per cent reduction in premium costs. We believe this legislation is worthwhile, but its future depends entirely on Gov. Walker's attitude toward the lawyers' package. A gubernatorial veto of that legislation would open the door to passage of the industry bill next fall. to Chagall softened their attitude towards Chagay and other rebel painters, such as Vasili Kandinski and Kasimir Malevich. The thaw led Soviet Culture Minister Yekaterina A. Furtseva to invite Chagall to attend the opening of an exhibition of his works at the Tretyakov Museum in Moscow last month. Chagall's 11-day stay in Russia included a visit to Leningrad and a reunion with his sisters. But he did not wish to return to Vitebsk, which today bears little resemblance to the village he left over half a century ago. Because of the fantastic and dreamlike elements in much of his work, Chagall is often grouped with the surrealist painters. But he seems more interested in romantic and poetic visions than in the absurb, unconventional and shocking combinations of subject matter that characterize the work of artists like Salvador Dali. Chagall has been called the chief modern exponent of romantic love. The floating figures identified with his paintings symbolize his belief in the power of love to liberate people from terrestrial bounds. Timely Quotes Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle. East that has no oil. —Premier Golda Meir. been a time I would rather be a graduate than in the year 1973 in the United States of America. —President Nixon, in a commencement address at Florida Technological University. Europeans have become more isolationist and exert little more than a regional influence. —George Ball, former undersecretary of state. In the whole history of the world, in all the nations of the world, there has never These men are not the type to readily accept the idea they need help. —Dr. Richard S. Wilber, the Pentagon's medical chief, saying that repatriated war prisoners are resisting psychiatric aid. The President: Our Economy Manager WASHINGTON (NEA)—Scan almost any day's news and you can conclude only that, more than ever in our history, the President of the United States is the country's No. 1 operating economic manager. In just the latest move, the President with dramatic suddenness, choked off exports of soybeans, cottonseed, and their byproducts. The embargo took effect so swiftly it was necessary to assert that ships being loaded at the deadline hour could complete their loading. New government regulations fixing ceilings on the amounts of these products which may be exported in the present crop year will be in effect before this report can reach print in some places. The purpose: An effort to control the domestic food situation by easing the pinch on supplies of animal feeds. Farmers and feed processors have been complaining about a squeeze, with heavy exports driving up supply prices even as -Mr. Nixon's freeze on retail food prices holds a lid on at that level. Since Aug. 15, 1973, when the President slapped on a whole host of both foreign and domestic controls, this nation and the world have been treated to a continuing series of major economic actions initiated by the White House. Industrialists, traders, taxpayers, consumers, farmers and others all anxiously await the approach of Phase IV. It is not their decisions, taken collectively, which will determine the course of the economy in the months ahead. It is what the President decides to do. He wants Congress to give him fresh authority to apply export controls, though existing 1969 law gave him sanction for the soybean • cottonseed embargo. Reposing in Congress, too, is a sweeping trade bill which would give the President new discretionary power to raise as well as lower trade barrier*. Our trading partners in Japan and elsewhere tremble as they wait. Before Watergate swamped other news, he was fighting another economic struggle called The Battle of the Budget, im­ pounding voted funds, scuttling social programs he branded unsuccessful or useless, insisting on a rigid spending lid Of $269 billion for the fiscal year starting this July. In his January budget message, Mr; Nixon declared, in tones resembling a corporation president's edict, that there is "no room for the postponement of the reductions and termini, tions proposed in this budget." still, in this same budget, hi asked for an extra M.7 billion for defense, mostly to cover higher manpower costs. It is the judgment of analyst Samuel Lubeil, writing in his new work, "The Futiira while It Happened," that these heavy uses of presidential economic power — either not Weil resisted or openly acquiesced in by Congress - are the central element in the widely advertised and now increasingly feared growth in presidential supremacy over focal poults of power. Aside from the Sheer magnitude of this authority, which touches nearly every corner of the economy, what most troubles Lubell is the evidence that It can be used decisively for the advantage Of some groups of Americans against Others. Its danger — one which should concern us all — is that this power can be used, then, not to advance general betterment, but to reinforce divisive discontents which leave us in waiting camps. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Chisholm Scores For Domestic Representative Shirley Chis- hota was the leader in unpub- lidzed hard and tedious work that resulted in domestic workers being included in the House bill increasing the minimum wage to $2.20 an hour. The news story declares that Mrs. Chishojlm's role was one of "uncharacteristic anonymity" and so it was. Not many persons—and certainly not the general public—know of ithe key part her office was playing in getting a higher minimum wage for about 1,000,000 domestics, many of whom are black. Representative Chisholm is not known for hiding her light under a bushel and most newspaper people expect her conduct at all times to be what the kindest of ithem describe as "outgoing." BUT SOURCES in Representative Chishdm's Brooklyn (than which there is no more individualistic city in the nation) join the sources in Washington in agreeing that the first black woman elected to Congress was as busy as a bee in pursuit of her goal. She was not working strictly for Brooklyn domestic workers, but for every domestic in each one of the 50 states. This took time and care and a fitting together of the attir tuides and aspfirations of dis- BERRY'S WORLD Comment By Roy Wilkin* pamaite groups. .Observers agree that the main task was the uniting of women's groups and the powerful labor movement, which had opposed certain goals of the women's movement. Mrs. Chisholm used her office, mailed appeals ifior support, made telephone round-ups, met with endless committees and groups, consulted leaders in the House, got petitions signed and made herself available to household workers and their lobbyists. ONE OF HER efforts before the bill reached the door was to get Representative Edith © 1973 fcy NEA, l.c . 4 ^M3to^ "It is good that some of our past differences are now, how do you say, all water over the gate. . ." galesburg Regisfer-Mail Office 140 South Prairie Street Galesburg, Illinois, 61401 TELEPHONE NUMBER Register-Mail 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 Pritchard, publisher: Charles Morrow, editor and general manager; Robert Harrison, managing editor; Michael Johnsun, 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, Charlotte MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION SUBSCRIPTION RATES By Carrier in City of Galesburg 50c a Week By RFD mail in our retail trading zone: 1 Year $16.00 3 Months $5 25 6 Months $ 9.00 1 Month $2.00 No mail subscriptions accepted In towns where there is established newspaper boy delivery service. By Carrier in retail trading zone outside City of Galesburg 50c a Week By mail 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 $2.50 By mail outside Illinois, Iowa and Missouri: 1 Year $26.00 3 Mentha $7.50 6 Months $14.50 1 Month $3.1* Green of Oregon and Representative Martha W. Griffiths of Michigan, two seniors among women House members, to speak for the bit during debate. Representative Chisholm, whose mother was a domestic worker, also spoke lor the bill, but her political sense and her "woman sense" told her that speeches by .these two powerful women members would help the bill to victory. In her passionate appeal for passage, Mrs. Chisholm echoed the tales that are told and "warnings" that meet embattled black people Irom one end of the country to the other. "When this House," she said, "was debating the antinpoverty and welfare biffls, all the fervent speeches dealt with the work ethic. Today, the House has heard warnings of inflation. When will the House apply the same standards to the poor as they apply to themselves?" The battle was won by a vote of 287 to 130. During the two months of work that preceded the floor debate, al black members signed a petition for the ibMl and all but two women members signed up. As an indication of the excuses used by aM members at one time or another, one woman refused to sign because Representative Ohisholm tad been cool to her urging that the Labor Department relax its safeguards on admitting foreign domestic workers. Both she and the other non-signer later voted ifor the bill. MRS. CHISHOLM has shown superlatively what representatives can do for 'the forgotten wage earners in their districts and throughout the country. If the black members otf Congress, the black state legislators and city council memlbers will remember that they are human beings first and blacks second, they may yet return the nation ,ito "government by consent of the governed." The black mayors, straggling wilthai the municipal problems, including those of race, learned this in .their fiirst days in office. They are wrestling with ethnic groups, taxation, sewers, schools, various municipal service personnel, state legislatures, appointments, greetings, ad infinitum. Representative Chisholm has shiown them one way to operate. The Almanac By United Press International Today is Friday, July 6, the 187th day of 1973 with 178 to follow. The moon is approaching its first quarter. The morning stars are Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The evening sjars v; are Mercury and Venus. Those born on this date are under the sign of Cancer. John Paul Jones, American naval hero, was born July 6, 1747. Also on this day in history: In 1699, the notorious pirate Captain William Kidd was seized in Boston and deported to England. In 1885, bacteriologist Louis Pasteur inoculated the first human being ... a boy who had been bitten by an infected dog ... and the youngster did not develop rabies. Now You Know... By United Press International Montana sets no daytime speed limit on highways, permitting whatever is "reasonable and proper." Crossword Puzzle Arnwr to Previous Penis Taciturnity ACBOSS 1 Tranquil 6 Voiceless 13 Eagle's nest 14 City in Italy 15 City in Florida 16 Tells 17 Period of time 18 Contend 20 Thin vapor 21 Bipeds 22 Pasture sound 24 Roman garment 27 Wind around 29 Greek letter 32 Manila hemp 34 Legendary founder of Rome 36 Absence of sound 38 Anoint (archaic) 39 Music, as written 40 Story 42 Capture 43 Ex-soldier (coll.) 44 Zodiac sign 46 Unable to speak 49 Possessed 50 Keep from speaking 53 Repeat 56 Silent 58 Moroccan seaport 59 Close (poet) 60 Fundamental nature 61 Perceive DOWN 1 Surfeit 2 Rend 3 Girl's name 4 Facial feature 5 Depart 6 Land measure 7 Before (comb, form) 8Loki's daughter (myth.) 9 Siquan Indian 10 bene 11 Feminine name 12 Instance 19 Incorporated (ab.) 21 Armor- breaking club 22 Life (comb, form) 23—-mater 24 Soviet news agency 25 Newspaper death notice 26 Festive 28 Soviet city 29 Entreaty 20 Nurse a grievance 31 Two words of understanding 33 Poker stake 35 Preposition 37 Feline 41 Guido's note 43 Incline 45 Icelandic epics 46 Arachnid 47 Japanese poems 48 Round numbers 49 At this point 50 Government agents (coll.) 51 Wine cups 52 Vortex 54 One (Scot) 55 Private eye (coE) • 57 French article r r i 4 . r ij 15 17 5~ r i i w T IT 14 16 (NEWSPAPER fNTiWISI ASSN.) >

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