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4 (Stolesburfl ftegistef*Moil, GolesbufQ, III. "It's Not Nice to Fool with Mother Nature!" M, July 13, 1973 m at as 1 « Comment and Review Television and Children There are few men, women and children among us who do not succumb to viewing j§ television each day. Particularly the latter. * Recent national surveys reveal, that the £ average child plops himself before a TV » set for an annual 1,000 hours of fantasy, § fakery and fact. He spends about 500 hours 2 in a classroom. at Appalling? Possibly not. Many child «j psychologists and educators are revising J* their thinking about television and its pro- i£ gramming. Some now say that instead of » pushing famines apart, television viewing « can bring a parent closer to his child. The JJ boob tube is being touted as a brain tube. SI This is the thesis of the creators of a «new television magazine, "Tube Talk," jj written for the pre-teen set (8-year-old aver^ age) to be enjoyed and shared with their 2 parents. t To be distributed with newspapers, $ "Tube Talk" includes interviews, games, £ puzzles and educational features. According to a preview article, the crucial and valuable factor in the viewing of TV by the impressionable very young is that the experience be shared and that parents help a child learn while he is being entertained. Many adults still object to TV programming for children without really watching the shows, discussing them with the young viewer or real\y listening to what he says about what he is seeing. TV is far past the stage of being an inexpensive baby-sitter yet some parents still use it as one. It is an educational force and one that more parents must learn to share. Television as we know it is in its 26th year. Perhaps the elements are right for adult viewers, producers and advertisers to stretch themselves to the point where they will insist that this visual electronic god meet its immense potential in education and entertainment. Programming for the very youngest TV generation is certainly an excellent place to start. Shoplifters Help Prices Soar n M « w to «a m w «t w M « 19 M * m u % it * to v n * at • « U fc V «• a # I * « * * S. & * * Consumers who think high prices these days amount to robbery are closer to the truth than they may think. I Theft actually adds between 15 and 30 per cent to the cost of every article purchased in retail, outlets, merchandisers estimate. The thefts come in two forms — shoplifting and pilfering. And the later,.theft by a firm's own employes, is by far the most prevalent and costly. In one investigation of massive inventory losses in a major department store chain, old-fashioned shoplifters accounted for only 25 per cent. The rest of the chain's losses were at the hands of its own employes. Since department stores are not organized as philanthropic institutions, the bill for thefts is not absorbed but is passed along to customers. An expert in the field, Guards- mark, Inc., a major private security serv­ ice, estimates the bill, the total annual loss through employe pilfering, at a minimum $5 billion and probably closer to $15 billion. While occasional, and usually petty, pilfering is widespread, only a small percentage of employes — estimated at 7 to 8 per cent steaj systematically. But these are responsible for most of the losses. Pilfering has spurred the growth of a new industry, the professional security service which has largely replaced the local store detective in large enterprises. The services bring greater sophistication to the task — trained personnel, electronic surveillance devices, scientifically devised screening and hiring procedures — but at a cost which, since stores are not philanthropic . . , It is indeed a problem, most of all for the consumer who one way or the other ends up picking up the tab. Timely Quotes We'll never put the genie back in the bottle, but we can see today that his destructive force can be contained and we can turn him toward peaceful pursuits for all mankind. —Vice President Agnew on nuclear impasse, cards are $15 apiece. That's better than IBM stock. —Paul Gallagher, a promoter of the first annual show of the American Sports Card Collectors Assn. in New York City. Ljfe is struggle and the struggle must go on. —Sheik Mohammed Abdullah, Kashmir leader. If it is a question of obtaining information from the Democratic Party, Republican Party or anybody else, the easiest way is to write a postcard asking them to mail you all their leaflets. They will put you on their mailing list and you will have everything. —Former New York City policeman Anthony Ulasewic, to the Senate Watergate inquiry. * A college kid paid $1,500 last year for a * 1910 Honus Wagner . . . Early Willie Mays Today technology has a bad name. Young people believe it is irrelevant. If t'hey continue to believe this, we, and par- tdoulanly they, will soon be Irrelevant. —Nuclear physicist Edward Teller. I don't find wiretapping a particularly attractive procedure. I don't find leakage of documents a particularly attractive procedure. —Presidential adviser Henry A. Kissinger, acknowledging that the phones of some of his aides were tapped in an investigation of news leaks in 1969. We came here to supervise a cease-fire. In fact what we have been doing is observing a war. —Michel Gauvin, chief Canadian delegate to the Vietnam cease-fire control commission. mm. VC Are Upstaged By the WASHINGTON (NBA) - A Vietnamese-speaking friend, for five years a prisoner of the Viet Cong and the North Viet* namese, and I had a f<JUf-houf talk a few days ago on the bitter in-lighting now going on between the VC guerrillas and forces from Hanoi. In our minds was (he belief that if disunity among the northern invaders and their southern allies was great enough, then South Vietnam has a chance of surviving as a nation. This would lessen chances of U. S. feinvolvement and be a major step toward stability in Southeast Asia. As my observant friend described what he heard and saw while being taken from place to place in South and North Vietnam over the years, every month it seemed the struggle between the southern VC and the Hanoi forces grew deeper. I.fjfser-educated and less efficient men got the promotions in the army. Better-trained, more highly educated and efficient southern Communists were passed over. As time went on, the incoming officers and civilian cadres sent from the north grew young* er—and more arrogant, these inexperienced young men made certain their southern allies knew who gave the orders and Mho obeyed—regardless of rank. The territory occupied by the mainline northern troops was e'early marked. Southern Viet Cong units could not move through -Hthey had to go around. They moved when (the northerners said move and stayed put when the northerners said stop. The southerners were used in screening and assault probing actions taking the heavy casualties. Despite talk that northern mainline troops would go underground, my friend was emphatic in his belief these foot soldiers would be ineffective as guerrillas or civilian cadres. They'd likely do more harm than good to the Communist cause. Both the North Vietnamese and VC, however, have a major Comment capacity for organization within the territories each holds. Tl.eir tenacity and .their skilled and persistent propaganda, their active adult education programs which combine teaching and mind control, their ever-present, mutual-development projects for rebuilding the countryside, were and are effective organizing tools. But if the VC*North Vtetto- mese conflict deepens, if resent* ment of the northerners as foreigners grows deeper among the VC, and if disdain of the southerners as inferiors continues to increase among the Hanoi invaders, then in fact there will be three "states" in South Vietnam -Hthe. South Vietnamese nation government by President Thieu, the Viet Cong lands and the southern territory controlled directly by Hanoi troops. This is the situation now apparently developing also in Cambodia and Laos. V It may be the United States will, in the end, have enabled the South to "win" the war (in the sense that Saigon will be able to keep its independence) by withdrawing our troops >-Hand that Hanoi, finally, will lose because it did not follow Mao Tse- tung's advice and pull out its armies. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) New Direction for Education of Blacks The persons and institutions usually classified as "not relevant" in Negro education appear to be emerging in front in the struggle for the direction of schools for the black population. They are not yet cleanly the victors, but the forces which tried to separate the solid black educational progress from the emotional racial chaff seemed to be dominant. At the recent convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the delegates passed a resolution which was very clear in calling for the joining of white and black state-supported colleges. The resolution carefully refrained from commenting on the black private college situation. Public desegregation is the objective. The NAACP delegates quite correctly give priority to state-supported schools, for these represent public policy. " SOME OF THE criticisms of the education of black students that were voiced by ai) Negro professor, Thomas SoweH, indicate a trend toward common sense. Mr. SoweH says the colleges, caught up in black fervor, bent over backwards in setting up black studies .departments, installing, wiMy-nilly, courses in black history and in, the recruitment of black students. Comment By Roy Wilkins He contends that colleges have overlooked brilliant' Negro students in favor of those who lack the grades and the potential of the welliprepared student. Critics of this practice, if white, are said to be insensitive or racist; if black, are branded as middle-Class, not "realy" black. The net result of this is that the black community winds up with either inferior or no educated leadership. Mr. Sowell's book, which could not have been accepted three years ago, pays his respects to the highly suspect black studies programs in these words: / "But whether they (black •82 © 1973 by HIM, Inc. "Gee whiz! We came all the way to St. Tropez to see let setters, not our neighbors!" Qalesburg feglster-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 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 SUBSCRIPTION RATES By Carrier in City of Galesburg 50c a Week By RFC 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 Months $7.50 6 Months $14.50 1 Month $3.UU studies) are, in fact, an avenue to wider knowledge or a detour into a blind alley of rhetoric and slogans depends upon the facts of the individual case .... black students, by and large, are very pragmatic about black studies programs and stay away from them in droves when they don't measure up . . . black people in general have had enough experience with inferior education not to want any more of it." ANOTHER STRAW in the wind, which indicates that the black community and black students themselves have begun to question what is being done in Negro education, is to be found in Maiteolm-King College, a small Harlem institution. The 750 students of a more mature age, want little of black studies, none of political intimidation or of the "black brother" line, but seek the knowledge that will open up economic opportunities as well as enrich the gOod black life. ' The tiny college grants degrees. Its faculty, although unpaid by the college, is composed ,of faculty members at nearby colleges that are accredited. They give their time, evenings .arid Saturdays. Mrs. Mattie Cook, administrative director of the college, has a master's degree from Teacher's College at Columbia and has pretty definite ideas: • "IT IS EVIDENT that the better jobs are not open unless you have credentials, academic degrees. Society demands, it and if that is what it takes to move up, then let's not say people don't need credentials." Yes, American Negroes are beginning to get their feet on the ground with respect to their, education. They regard their' Soul Sisters and Brothers with aiflfeotion and they will even learn Swahili as they learn French to help their culture, but they feel that while speaking Swahili may help to dignify that language, it won't get a job as a chemist or an engineer at Merck or at Boeing. Perhaps they are nearing the day when they will not be told by the raucous blacks that they don't need credentials, merely blackness. The Almanac By United Press International Today is Friday, July 13, the 194th day of 1973 with 171 to follow. The moon is approaching its full phase. 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. Mary Emma Wooley, president of Mount Holyoke College, was born July 13, 1873. On this day in history: In 1863, opposition to the Federal Conscription Act led to riots in New York City, in which more than 1,000 persons were killed. In 1865, Horace Greeley wrote an editorial in the New York Tribune in which he said, "Go West, young man, go West and grow up with the country." In 1878, the Russo-Turkish War ended. In 1972, Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern chose Missouri Sen. Thomas Eagleton as his running mate (later replaced by Sargent Shriver). Now You Know ... By United Press International New York City produces 30,000 tons of garbage per day. Crossword Puzzle Happiness Aniwar to Prtvioui Puttie IM1, MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION ACROSS 1 Happy 4 Enjoyment 7 Elated 11 Same (Fr.) 12 Greek fraternity (ab.) 13 Cotton fabric 14 Operatic sola 15100 years (ab.) 16 Long periods of time 17 Talking birds 19 Feel 20 Theater sign (ab.) 21 Possesses 22 Happy tune 25 Large plant 27 Sign 31 Beats 33 Tellurium (symbol) 34 Speck 35 Having wings 36 Thus 37 At no time 38 Feminine name 39 Preposition 41 Within (comb, form) 42 Is able 44 Fish eggs 46 Resign voluntarily. 49 Vie 53 Martian (comb, form) 54 One spoken to 55 Away from wind j 56 Dock workers' i group (ab.) 57 Opposite (ab.) | 58 Gambol i 59 Soap-frame • bar '60 Born 61 Superlative ending DOWN 1 Son of Benjamin (Bib.) 2 Afghan prince 3 Time lived 4 Element 5 Colorado Indians 6 Negative prefix 7 Full of happiness 8 Masculine name 9 Girl's name (Pi.) 10 Medicine portion 11 Chart 18 Food scraps 19 South America (ab.) 21 Haw 22 Distant 23 That one (Latin) 24 Horse color 26 English school 28 Set in motion 29 Summers (Fr.) 30 Roman ruler 32 Having charm 26 Source of daylight 37 Midday 40 Stage group 43 By 45 Storehouse 46 Platform 47 Boy's name 48 Makes cat sounds 49 Contend with 50 House additions 51 Tidy 52 Turkish title 54 Over there 1 2 3 4 5 6 r~ V 16 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 • 31 32 Ji 33 Wr • 35 1 38 • 42 43 i 46 47 48 M4T 50 51 52" 53 54 bb 56 57 58 59 60 61 13 (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE >55N.)

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