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iitfr-Meit. Tues., 10, 1973 Halfway to Phase IV "We must play with the cards *hat 'are dealt," declared the secretary of ag- I riculture. "Agriculture cannot survive in a capitalistic society as a philanthropic enter- r prise/' This is not Earl L. Butz speaking in July 1973. It is Henry A. Wallace, who wrote ; those words in 1934. . nie 'men and the times they lived in could hardty be more different, but there are 'striking similarities nonetheless. In August ; 1993, the nadir of the Great Depression, 10 ' million acres of American cotton were plow- led under. The : following month, six million ^ittle pigs were destroyed. These drastic ac- inns rare taken because farm Drices had 11 »* plummeted and agricultural supplies far exceeded demand. Now look what's happening. Poultrymen ;;are drowning baby chicks, and farmers are ; ;delivering "unprecedented numbers*' of :i pregnant sows for slaughter. Herrell de ') Graff, president of the American Meat In- »stitute, explained that "All livestock produc- ; ers are being squeezed between record high .. feed costs and frozen prices for meat." • 1 Meat packers are feeling the squeeze, ' too. Henry Dorfman, chairman of Frederick & Herrud Inc., the largest packing I; plant in Michigan, has warned that his en- • terprise may have to shut down because of - the current retail-price freeze. In telegrams i to President Nixon, Michigan Gov. William *»G. Milliken and state legislators, Dorfman asserted, that "Current price ceilings on pork products are lower than the current cost of live hogs." L It seems reasonable to. assume that 6 3 Phase IV of the administration * controls program will permit retail prices of foodstuffs to fluctuate within fairly broad limits. A rigid price ceiling, recent experience has shown, leads inexorably to a ceiling on production. Many agricultural experts foresee' bumper harvests of major U.S. crops in 1973, weather permitting. It does not necessarily follow, however, that the upward pressure on prices of meat, milk, eggs, and other staple foods would substantially abate. The reason is that demand is likely to keep pace with, and perhaps exceed, any increase in supply. In this country ajone, for example, there will be approximately two million more human beings to feed at the end of 1973 than at the end of 1972. And the number of cattle, hogs, and chickens compete with humans for the grain supply is expected to increase despite recent reports of premature slaughter. The inescapable fact is that agricultural policies concocted in Washington rarely sue- ceed for long, if ever. Agriculture Secretary Wallace did nothing to endear himself with American consumers in 1934 when he loftily remarked that people seem to think that "every little pig has the right to attain before slaughter the full pigginess of his pig- ness. To hear them talk, you would have thought that pigs were raised for pets." But Wallace was right in observing that "We must play with the cards that are dealt" in the agriculture game. The trouble today is that much of the deck appears to consist of jokers, which Bhutto Comes To Call Through United The *for Pakistan in recent years. The civil war •and subsequent war with India in 1971 re- insulted in the country's dismemberment. Ninety-three thousand prisoners of war were aken, including 15,000 civilian mea^and Writing recently in Foreign Affairs (AprU, 1973), Bhutto reported that West Pakistan's export earnings through Dec 15, 1972, totaled $640 million. This compared with earnings of $660 million for both West Considerable overrun The * and so was its self-confidence. The formidable . right fell to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who became ^president of Pakistan in December 1971. On ^taking office, he said: "We are going to ^have to build a new world again, a new country again ... It is almost like the first * chapter of Genesis." Bhutto, who will visit the United States for six days. beginning ^Tuesday, July 17, -contends that considerable Jj progress has in fact been made under his ; stewardship. 1A* Pakistan and East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) in 1971. "These facts," he argued, "... are a conclusive rebuttal of the canard, spread during the ubiquitous propaganda campaign of 1971, -that the economy of West Pakistan was sustained by the export earnings of East Pakistan and would collapse if denied that support." Bhutto's forthcoming trip to the United States wiU amount to a homecoming of sorts. He studied political science at UCLA, receiving a bachelor's degree with honors in 1950. During his senior year, incidentally, he worked on the senatorial campaign of Democrat Helen Gahagan Douglas. Mrs. Douglas lost the election to a two-term Republican congressman named Richard M. Nixon. •I of Gove* WASHINGTON (NEA)-Afi al Most incredible series of ad mdnistration bumbles and fowl fidelities is fespW»ibJe in considerable measure lor the seriousness of this inflation: —A high-pressuring jrf the economy during 1972 to make certain the nation was throbbing ahead vigorously at the November election. The money supply was inflated 8 per cent last year and tile economy force led to an 8 per cent growth, twice what economists think can be maintained. Mr. Nixon perpetuated the same error he correctly accused President Johnson of makant running a series of lange federal budget deficits, a practice Nixon analysts have said was responsible tor bringing inflar fcion in the first place* -^Constant feuding and intense personal rivalry between men responsible tor various aspects of U.S. domestic and international economic policies, which resulted in a series of foul-ups. Bach department and agency has gone its own way in economic matters, Keeping the oth* ers uninformed on actions and information which would have serious effects on what they were planning. —A bogdown of communSca* tions within <he government which prevented accurate in- rmaUon on Russia's 1972 grain crisis from reaching the hands of the men arranging the grain deal) a failure of the Agriculture Department to be alert to .the heavy Russian buying at outmafte U.S.-subsidfized prices until too late, arid a failure of the administration's ecoii to anticipate tlhe efifeat of this buying on grain and food prices. —Stow, incomplete, inaccurate or otherwise marginal methods for anticipating shortages heaviernthan^tiuai demand. A failure, for example, to anticipate the |19 billon increase In consumer income which led to today's hepvy buying pressures. A failure by the Interior Department to fully anitiicipate ri<k shortages in nonfer It rous metals and other minerals. A failure of top administration economists to keep up with ithe critical 1971 and 1972 world crop shortfalls. —No reaaonabfy accurate governmental studies on the economic effects of Stnong federal actions. A wfflngnesa to jump into action without knowing what the results would be. -A poor feedback system for monitoring the results of gbv* <rnmental steps once taken. -An ignorance of economic motivation in the nnost gener* al $on$e. The administration men believed they were frying 45 ml'lon acres of agricultural land from controls ft few months back and lhat it would be quickly put to crops turns out itlhat onfly half that land will be planted. No one in the government apparent knows why. Likewise, the contnoMere were unable to anticipate that tf they Jet raw agricultural prices rise at wall, but fixed the prices of processed products, processors would be forced to cut hack output and thus intensify <he scarcities. —A failure to realize (the devaluation of the dollar would exacerbate tfie shortages of key commodities by enabling for* eign countries to buy more for the same amount of foreign cur rency, or conversely, to bad prices \xp. i Howard Phillips Nixon's Humanitarian WASHINGTON - A year ago Howard J. Phillips would have been dismissed as another rich- College graduate bouncing about Washington sneering at his "elitist" opponents. Many of us underestimated these types. When we read in their bios that some of them were, like Phillips, former officers in Young Americans for Freedom, we assumed they meant what they said. We presumed they were telling us what they truly believed when they talked their harsh but certainly constitutional doctrines. Now we know that while they were advocating less government, draconian law enforcement, more decentralization and indifference to problems of race and poverty, some of them were and others hiring squads goon were using the power of their public office for blackmail and extortion. Phillips, the former director of OEO (Office of Economic Opportunity), hasn't been connected with that stuff. No, he was handing out money from his agency to pay for the sterilization of black children. By comparison with Philips, the Deans, the Colsons, and the Magruders look almost good. DOUBTLESS, in the manner of his boss, when he gets caught, Phillips will say that he didin't know anything about it, that he was lied to by his subordinates, etc., but the fact is his agency paid for the tying off of the tubes of two black children ages 12 and 14. By so doing, if Phillips did not break a law for which he should go to jail, it will only be' because Congress never dreamed that a government official would commit such an act. Phillips' career is instructive. He has posed as a libertarian- conservative type with a fetishist beVef in adherence to the law. In fact, the courts have ruled that the conduct of his of- © 1973 by NEA, Int It's for 'The Committee to Establish a Martha Mitchell Park in Washington'," (Jalesburg lfcgfster-Mafl Office 140 South Prairie Street Galesburgr-lllinols, 61401 TELEPHONE NUMBER Register-Mail Exchange 343-7181 Entered as Second Class Matter at the Post Office at Gaiesburg, Illinois, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. Daily except Sundays and Holidays other than Washington's Birthday, Columbus Pay and Veterans Day. Ethel Custer Fritchard, 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, Charlotte MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION SUBSCRIPTION RATES By Carrier in City of Galesburg 50c a Week __. _ _ - _ I By RFD mail in our retail trading zone: . Year $16.00 3 Month* 15 25 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 Gaiesburg 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 $600 6 Months $12.00 I Month $2.50 By mail outside Illinois, Iowa and Missouri: 1 Year $26.00 3 Months $7.50 a Months IH.5Q 1 Month fice has been a succession of lawless acts. The ruffian ran OEO with such disregard for the laws that the courts have virtually had to take over the administration of the agency. Even the man's presence in the office found bv both a fed- has been eral district by and a an appeals court to be an unlawful usurpation. The statutes provide that the director of the Office of Economic Opportunity can serve only with the advice and consent of the Senate. His name was never submitted to the Senate, perhaps because the White House had a realistic appraisal of the chances of getting the Senate to approve the appointment of a monster who would pay for the surgical mutilation of little girls. , PHILLIPS has wanted to destroy OEO from the moment he got in there, and before. He once said of it that "It's come to symbolize the seeking of change beyond the ken of orderly democratic process." Perhaps that's his rationalization for his own lawlessness. Magruder was obtuse enough to tell the Senate and the nation that he felt justified in doing everything from abetting burglary to misprision of a felony because his college chaplain broke traffic laws by taking part in a nonviolent demonstration in the streets. If OEO "symbolizes seeking change beyond the ken of orderly democratic process," then Phillips can license himself to execute the New Federalist's final solution to race and poverty in America. It will be carried out while the usurper explains his policies by circulating memos that tell us, "Individuate at the local levels will have an enhanced opportunity to shape the course of their own lives, as resources and authority are returned to elected officials who can be credited for their successes and held ac­ countable for their mistakes by voters from whom they derive political authority." THESE PIETIES about accountability from one who would make no accounting even when the law required it! Such libertarian verbiage from one who enhanced the opportunities of those little girls and we don't know how many others to shape the course of their own lives by spaying them like bitch cocker spaniels. Even Billy Graham suggested castration only for convicted rapists. One final question about Phil- r Yips. How does Nixon find people like him? There are plenty of decent people in Young Americans for Freedom. What kind of perverted talent search do they put on to locate and recuit a moral imbecile like Phillips who should perhaps consider allowr ing himself to undergo this operation he funds for others. As if discovering a Phillips weren't triumph enough, Nixon has found busloads of them. The honeymooning Mr. Dean, the contrite Magruder, the sinister Segretti, and so many more and so young. Phillips is only 32. What 'V he be like when he's 60 and cynical? i Who would have thought America could nurture up both a Dean and a Phillips, and one President who could find thenx both and appoint them to high office?. Questions without answers, except that this revelation may help to explain Nixon's? opposition to abortion. There was a better plan. Now You Know By United Press International The first published cookbook written by a woman was "The Art of Cookery Made Easy," written in 1747 by Mrs. Hanna Glasse. Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Noted tenor 7 Puccini opera. 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