Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 7, 1973 · Page 8
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 8

Galesburg, Illinois
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Saturday, July 7, 1973
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.JBl Gajcsbufd R^Q^ste ^M0jli •Od !6 $buffl t .,,l,.!J,., Saturday, July 7, 1973 Union Officer: Food Freeze Results in 'Black Market' By MATHIS CHA2ANOV ^United Presft International "JThe current' freeze on food prices has resulted in a black market in meat, a union official said Friday. Others in the industry told of plant closings and large-scale losses in wheat profits. The United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association an* nounced it will ask the courts to .lift the freeze unless the industry is given a special exemption. *Tif the freeze continues, said Bernard Imming, a spokesman jfgj- the group, growers will be discouraged from planting and current shortages will get worse. He said tomatoes, Carrots, celery, radishes, apples, green onions, potatoes, strawberries, asparagus and lemons era affected. The 60-day freeze proclaimed June 15 limits prices to the level they held in June, but it does not restrict the cost of agricultural raw products. This allows the price to processors to rise while they are barred "from raising their own prjces to wholesalers and retailers. The Wholesale Price Index issued Friday showed farm product prices soared a record ,7$ per cent in June before the « price freeze took effect. "Black marketeering is al- Colson Terms Dean Claims 'Plain Bunk 9 CHICAGO (UPI) - Former White House Special Counsel Charles W. Colson Friday . called John Dean's claim that 7% hoped for the complete revelation of all facts surrounding the Watergate affair "just plain bunk." ^Colson, who served for more than three years as an aide to President Nixon, said during taping for Chicago Sun Times columnist Irv Kupcinet's Sunday night television show that Dean was attempting to save himself from prosecution. Warned of 'Cancer' Dean testified last week before the Senate Watergate Committee that he approached Nixon on March 21 and warned !iim there was a "cancer" growing on the presidency that would worsen if the entire truth surrounding Watergate were not revealed. Colson said Dean's claim that he urged the President to "lay *it on the line (was-) just plain \bunk." \ The former aide praised Dean flpr being "spectacularly skillful" before the Senate Watergate Committee but said he "impeached himself." Colson said the "political enemies list" as well as a memo suggesting governmental action be taken against the foes came from Dean's office. "I never saw the list of names until ..Dean produced it," he said. Kept List •Colson said his office kept a list of approximately 1,000 supporters and 200 "political oppo- *ii6nts, not enemies." He said the lists were used in screening government appointments • and -Sir making up social invitations." Colson dismissed intimations that Nixon knew of the Watergate bugging in advance. He said the President talked to him the day after the break-in and was "stunned and shocked." Colson also said he did not believe Nixon would ever resign over the Watergate affair. "The last thing he (Nixon) would ever do is resign. He's not a quitter," Colson said. The male silkworm moth or the Emperor moth can detect a female moth up to a distance of 6.8 miles. i ready going on," said John Craig of Boston, president of Local 575 of the Packinghouse Workers Union. "They tell me there is beef available if the wholesalers are willing to pay over established ceiling prices, but even when they go this route to get the beef, they've got to sell it over the ceiling levels in order to make a profit. The prospects are not good." Meat wholesale firms in Boston reported business off by as much as 50 per cent Friday. Some said workers had already been let go because of the price freeze and meat stortages. "We're in a situation where it is difficult to buy meats at prices lower than our ceilings," said Bertram^ C. Tackoff, president of Boxed Beet Distributors of Boston, whose firm is curtailing its Boston operations. Philadelphia's Penn Packing Co., one of the largest in the East, Friday said it had to close because it was caught in an "impossible squeeze" by the government price freeze. Two other meat packing plants in Detroit, Mich., also closed down, citing economic conditions. So did the Momence Pork Packers Co. of Momence, 111. - In Chicago, the American Hoffa Wants His Old Job In Teamsters DETROIT (UPI) - Former Teamsters chief James Hoffa said Friday he wants to be president of the giant labor union again. He said he hopes to prove President Nixon signed his commutation on a 1964 jury tampering conviction with no strings attached, and the restrictions against union activities were added later. Another Try Hoffa said on a late night talk show in Detroit that if he wins his point, he will seek the presidency of his old Detroit local and eventually make another try for the national leadership. In 1971, President Nixon commuted Hoffa's combined 13- year sentence—eight years for jury tampering imposed in Chattanooga, Tenn., and five years for mail fraud in Chicago to 6Ms years. But the commutation carried a restriction that he refrain from all union activities until 1970. "I am of the opinion from what we know at this point that President Richard Nixon signed my commutation in blank as he did two other ones in the same day," Hoffa said in a telephone interview on a talk show on a Detroit radio station, WXYZ, Somebody Else? "And I'm of the opinion that somebody placed the restric tions in other than President Nixon, and I hope to soon be able to prove that." Hoffa has tried unsuccessfully five times in appeals court and before the U.S. Supreme Court to get his conviction set aside. He said if his latest attempt in Chattanooga was unsuccessful, he would ask the nation's highest court to consider the commutation order. "If I win the Chattanooga (jury tampering) appeal, then I would not have any 1980 restriction because I served all of my five-year term that was sentenced in Chicago," Hoffa said. "Therefore there would be no need to go into court on the question of the constitutionally of the 1980 restriction." The former teamsters boss also confirmed that if he won the presidency of Local 299 in Detroit in elections this December, he would use it once more as a springboard to the national organization. "Obviously I want back at the top of national leadership," he said. Meat Institute urged the Cost of Living Council to lift the freeze, {noting that at least 16 meat processing plants have been closed down since it was | imposed. Centennial Mills of Portland, Ore., which supplies flour to 300 West Coast firms, said it may have to close in a week because it is losing $1 on every 100- pound sack of flour produced. In Des Moines, Iowa Gov. Robert D. Ray said delegates to the Midwest Governors Confer ence in Rapid City, S.D., which starts Saturday, "may consider a resolution calling on the administration to take steps to avert a possible rtieat crisis." However, he said it was unlikely since conference usual ly does not pass resolutions. At a Washington news conference, Imming told a news conference that the Cost of (Living Council has promised to rule next Monday on the association's petition for an exception from the price freeze. If the ruling is not favorable, he said, the group will seek a temporary injunction against the freeze in the federal court In another development, Vermont Agriculture Commissioner Leo O'Brien estimated crop [damage at $15 million from the state's worst flooding in more than four decades. Your Horoscope Hybrid PEONY PLANTS FOR SALE Coll 342-3465 After 5:00 By FRANCES DRAKE FOR MONDAY, JULY 9, 1973 March 21 to April 20 (Aries) —Don't depart abruptly from a weuVpilanned schedule, except where emergency so requires Road may be bumpy in part, but rewards will be sweeter. April 21 to May 21 (Taurus) —This day may bring a challenge to your adaptability Throw in your tot with the opposition if there is no other way to achieve your ends. May 22 to June 21 (Gemini) —Trade ideas, reach for wider horizons: They broaden as you gain more ground, knowledge; Think big, but dlo not step so briskly that you overlook details. June 22 to July 23 (Cancer) Some changing situations. Be alert, ready to itake quick action, and be guided by procedures which have proved successful in the past. July 24 to Aug. 23 (Leo)— Don't look askance at those who disagree with you or express "way out" ideas. On con sideration, you may find ithat they contain gems of wisdom. Aug. 24 to Sept. 23 (Virgo)— Care urged in legal matters. The Virgoan is usually practi call and foresighted, but even YOU cuoiki be caught up in unexpected intricacies and trick angles' if not on guard. Sept. 24 to Oct. 23 (Libra )Fine stellar influences spur incentive, stimulate good ideas- many of Which may be distinct ly novel. Capitalize on all dur ing this good period. Oct. 24 to Nov. 22 (Scorpio)— Influences, somewhate adverse now, suggest that you avoid antagonizing others. If necessary to assert your viewpoint during discussion, do so dispassionately. Nov. 23 to Dec. 21 (Sagittarius)—Mixed 'influences; In some areas you will have to be extremely conservative; in others, yau can act mth gusto. It will be up to YOU to judge. Dec. 22 to Jan. 20 (Capricorn) -Meet as many people as you can now—studying them objectively and listening to all points of view. You will not only en joy the contacts but widen your 'mental horizons considerably. Jan. 21 to Feb. 19 (Aquarius) —Give of your know-how and experience and express your opinions if asked but, in the doing, avoid being critical or patronizing. Stress your innate graciousness. Feb. 20 to March 20 (Pisces) —Be patient if temporarily stymied in some project in which you are involved. Some new factors seem to be up for consideration. Keep eyes and ears open! YOU BORN TODAY are real istic, steadfast and extremely meticulous in handling details. Through your talents and personality, it seems as though you were made for service to mankind for, whatever you do, that will be the ultimate end. i The Maximum Rate Of Interest Allowed By Law Has Been Increased! Interest Rates Are First National Pays The Maximum! Type of Account | Minimum . Deposit Savings Rate of Interest Regular Passbook Sayings Automatically Effective July 1, 1973 None Golden Passbook Sayings Automatically Effective July 1, 1973 NEW CERTIFICATES 90 Day 0F I^MJ DEPOSIT NEW 1 Year to ZV2 Year Certificates of Deposit $ $ NEW ZV2 Year to 4 Year Certificates of Deposit $ Now Is The Time To Make You r Savings Plan and Assure Yourself of High Interest Rates! First National First Galesburg National Bank &. Trust / Established 1863 / Member F.D.I.C. it

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