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Galesburg, Illinois
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Monday, July 23, 1973
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,4 0 ^lesbufp Rg^yifCf-MoiL GgTesburg, 111.^ , Mon,, July 23, 1973 m Want at This Time to Define Mr. de Grazia's £ Role in My Administration EDITORIAL Comment and Review m Number Two Not Hartigan Several years ago delegates to the Sixth Illinois Constitutional Convention drafted a I new executive article that prohibited the election of a lieutenant governor and gover- • ^nor from opposing political parties, i <i While the article was being written, Z Illinois was under the administration of a n RepubVicah governor, Richard Ogilvie, and % a Democrat lieutenant governor, Paul '.{ Simon. Those two men were intelligent and I dedicated enough not to let such a mis- 1 match do harm to the state, but it was * clear that government could better be 2 served by compatible partners in the two £ ^positions. ; Unfortunately, the provision ih the new ; .executive article hasn't worked. The delegates neglected to provide for a relation- ship between two men in the same party * more strained than the Ogilvie-Simon parts' nership. I Illinois' first lieutentant governor elected ' under the new system is Neil Hartigan, a I Chicago Democrat politically reared in the » machine philosophies of Mayor Richard * -Daley. His mate, of course, is Gov. Daniel Walker, the anti-Daley, maverick Democrat ,'. "who didn't want Hartigan as a running>*•' mate last year but got him anyway. ;! The first seven months of Gov. Walker's *; administration suggest that Neil Hartigan if j - MS lieutenant governor in name only and J ^shares less authority and responsibility than *\ Mr. Simon did under Gov. Ogilvie. The real number two man in Illinois i' is Victor de Grazia, who holds the ques- » tionable title of deputy governor. *' ' Mr. de Grazia is a free-wheeling, be- hind-the-scenes politician who is said to have a voice in the affairs of Illinois equal to that of Gov, Walker,. and who makes no bones about the fact Lt.'Gov. Hartigan has little to say, despite the campaign promises made last year by both Gov. Walker and Mr. Hartigan. Those who talked to either of the two men last summer were led to believe that their pre-primary differences had been resolved and that the lieutenant governor would be permitted to carry out the role the new constitution suggested that he should. That, of course, was, as the President would describe it, pure poppycock. There has yet to be any incident, to suggest the role Mr. de Grazia has assumed is anything to get alarmed about. However, there are very apparent dangers in that type of administrative structure. Mr. de Grazia apparently wields as much power as the governor of the state, yet unlike the governor, he is accountable to no one — with the possible exception of Mr. Walker. Mr. Hartigan, on the other hand, is a constitutionally elected officer accountable to the voters of Illinois. And in most cases, the actions and attitudes of elected officers are far more atuned to public need than those of appointed officials. When elected leaders, such as Mr. Walker/ depend too heavily on appointed political and governmental mechanics, such as Mr. de Grazia, the result,' at any level of government, is a various assortment of J,ittle Watergates. Mr. de Grazia could become what H. R. Haldeman and John Erlichman were, if he hasn't already. Chicken in Every Pot Yesterday, historically speaking, Americans were promised a chicken in every pot and a car in erery garage—and, for the most part, they got them. Today, however, the pot more and more frequently is empty as, thanks to the crazy laws of economics (or men's fooling with them), hatcheries are killing baby chicks by the tens of thousands because they cost more to raise to chickenhood than the price freeze permits them to be sold for. As for the garage, more and more fre­ quently it's ful\ as a gasoline shortage threatens to turn the infernal combustion engine into a decorator item. Thus we come full circle and tomorrow's smart politician may well promise Americans a chicken in every pot and a car (that runs) in every garage. As someone oace said, political promises are like summer television—reruns of the same old show. Almost, but with just enough difference to make life interesting. Shoddy Administration Doomed Controls WASHINGTON (NBA) - tn considerable measure, price controls have failed because of slipshod operations. f he men who designed the operations Bpent insufficient time in preparation. Control staffs were short of men with expertise in crucial areas. Controls can't operate without quick, efficient access to data and speedy evaluation of that data, Yet collection of detailed information on what was going on was slow and the compilation of that data slower yet. Price controllers were continually attempting to catch up with price changes. the original thesis was that controls work more effectively if applied to a limited number of Industries and the bureaucratic machinery is not overlarge. This was excellent theory. But the practice was different. As things worked out, the staffs were too small for the job attempted. Controls should have been more limited or staffs should have been larger. Regulations and rulings, instructions and warnings were not distributed with the speed necessary for the agricultural, business and commercial communities to cooperarte effectively - and to hslt wrong practices in the time required to prevent serious deviations. A control.organization works well only if there are competent men at the local working level, when these men have the authority to make a great many of the smaller decisions and possess the judgment to make exceptions. In tob many cases it was de* manded that decisions, even tiny decisions, be made at the top. These topside decisions too frequently were delayed interminably. In part, this was because the flow Of decisions channeled to the top became too great for the handling. In part, it was because In too many cases those dealing with the problems were indecisive. As time went on these problems grew worse. By Phase III the situation was intolerable. But the problems did not end here. The men in charge were Comment By Ray Cromley not given the power they needed over actions by other government agencies which through ignorance, competing aims, differing objectives and personal rivalries made enforcement of controls ineffective. There is, of course, a natural rivalry in that price controls in* terfere with other normal governmental objectives—the need to Increase produtcion to relieve shortages in agriculture and industry, to keep productivity moving upward vigorously, to Hold our relationships with foreign nations on an even keel is our controls interfere with their trade and economic growth. The White House Office of Management and the Budget, a number of government departments and agencies and the Congress repeatedly took actions which interfered with the effectiveness of controls. Finally, there were Insufficient public hearings to insure widespread knowledge of details, objectives and the whys of rulings. There were too few consultations and discussions with the members of Congress, representatives of industry and labor and with consumer groups. To make matters worse, by Phase III, .businessmen, newspapermen and consumers Were finding their urgent' queries passed off with circular answers. Few people knew what they were supposed to do. Ky Funded Campaign Trafficking in Dope WASHINGTON - A startling intelligence report, dated July 19, 1971, and stamped "Secret/- tfensitive," suggests that South Vietnam's former Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky may have financed his 1971 presidential campaign by smuggling narcotics. "It is said that Ky has to raise SCO million Vietnamese pias­ tres for his campaign and intends to do it through the nar- . cotics traffic," declares the intelligence report* It was addressed to Harold F. Smith, then the assistant customs commissioner in charge of investigations, who told us he remembered the charge against Ky but described it as "a flophouse rumor that was never tied down." The secret report tells of meetings between the flamboyant Ky and two Air Vietnam, pilots. "These meetings are not considered coincidental," states the report, "as they follow the same pattern as the Air Vietnam opium traffic pattern in 2963 from Vientiane, Laos." Footnote: We were unable to reach Ky, but an intermediary denied that the former South Vietnamese leader was involved in the narcotics traffic. He was eventually maneuvered out of the presidential race in August 1971 by President Thieu. PIPELINE POSTSCRIPT: The thunderclap of Watergate/ revelations this week drowned' out the sounds of the most ex- Comment By Jack Anderson tensive arm-twisting campaign seen on Capitol; Hill since the fight over the SST.- The issue: the Alaskan oil pipeline, State Department cables, reveal that tiie big oil' companies had ah ally ih the diplomats. "Opponents of the project," State cabled the Canadian government, "have argued that -an. oil pipeline (in Canada) would be a preferable alternative. In this connection the Department urgently requires your current assessment." The Canadians cabled their "current assessment," but the State Department refused to forward it to the Senate. No until Sen. Birch- Bayh, EMnd., threatened to delay floor action on a pipeline amendment did the © 197? bf NEA, lac. "/ always say — when the going gets tough, the tough get going. So clean out your desk and get going!" Qalesburg I^lsfer-Mail Office 140 South Prairie Street Galesburg, Illinois, 61401 TELEPHONE NUMBER Register-Mall Exchange 343 -7111 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. Eihel 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 RATIOS By Carrier In City of Galesburg 50c a Week . By RFD mail in our retail trading zone: 1 Year $16.00 3 Month* 18 SI 6 Months t 9.00 1 Month |3.0u No mail subscriptions accepted tn towns where there is established newspaper boy delivery service. By Carrier in retail trading cone outside City of Galesburg 50c a Week By mail outside retail trading cone in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri and by motor route in retail trading zone: l Year $22.00 3 Months $6.00 6 Months $12.00 1 Month J3 .W By mail outside Illinois, Iowa and Missouri: 1 Year $26.00 3 Months $7.50 6 Months $14.50 1 Month §3.1* State Department grudgingly show him the Canadian response. Then State deliberately held back a revision which altered substantially the Canadian position on the proposed Canadian pipeline. By phone and by letter, the Canadians told the State Department that they did not, require 51 per cert ownership in a Canadian oil pipeline, as indicated in their original statement. The State Department did not tell the Congress this, however, until the information was requested one week later by Rep. John Melcher, D-Mont. By that time, the Senate had defeated the key pipline amendment, which would have required further study of the Canadian route. The outright lie by omission culminated months of State and Interior Department deceptions concerning the Alaskan alternative — the Canadian pipeline. Meanwhile, the oil companies with billions in the Alaska route, were busily shuffling key supporters up to Alaska for a look jat foe pipeline route and making the rounds on Capitol Hill to collect on old campaign markers. The powerful, lobbying machine, lubricated by big money and Wg lies,' overwhelmed a rag-tag coalition of environmentalists and Midwestern senators. RED TAPE: After nearly two years, the Interior Department's attempt to shut down a house of prostitution on federal land is still 1 tied in red tape. On August 1971, we revealed Interior Secretary Rogers Morton is actually the- landlord for the Cottontail Ranch, a bordello which pays the government $100 a week rent on a few acres of federal terrain in Nevada. Morton tried to cancel the lease, but Cottontail's outspoken madam, Beverly Harrell, took her cause to the Board of Land Appeals. There, board chairman Newton Frishberg has been considering what he calls "this titillating case'! since. February 1972, although he quickly adds "the fascination in this case is strictly legal." At present, the risque ranch is operating under a county license as a place of "amusement,, entertainment ;or re^^tion.!' (Copyright, 1973, by UNITED Feature Syndicate, Inc.) The Almanac Today is Monday, July 23, the 204th day of 1973 with 161 to follow. The moon is approaching its new phase. The morning stars are Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. • , The evening star is Venus. Those born on this date are under the sign of Leo. American actre'ss Charlotte Cushman was born July 23, 1816. : On this day in history: - In 1829, William Burt of Mount Vernon, Mich., received a patent for a device called the "typographer," believed to have been the first typewriter. In 1904, the ice cream Cone was born. A St. Louis' man called on a young lady, carrying a bouquet of flowers in one hand and. ice . cream sandwich in the other. The.girl fashioned one of the sandwich layers into the form of a vase and the cone idea caught on. In 1958, Britain's . Queen Elizabeth named four English women, to baronial rank and they became the, first women members. of the House of Lords, ' In 1971, a hijacker took control of a New York-to-Lo's Angeles plane but was killed by an FBI agent at New York's Kennedy Airport. Crossword Puzzle Stormy Weather MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION ACROSS 1 Shower 5 Rains heavily 10 Fashionable assemblage U Theology promoting unity 13 Make amend* .14 Boat basins 15 Ship-shaped clock 16 Snoop 17 Head (Fr.) 18 Landed property 21 Anger 23 Snake venom (var.) 25 Pedal digit 28 Dress protector 31 Make an attack on 33 Fitting metal to horsehoofs 35 Buenos , Argentina 38 That man 37 MajM short horn sounds 39 Through 40 Term of office 44 Slav* 47 Feast slay (comb, form) 49 Pitch 50 Feminine name (pi.) 52 Falls in drops 54 Gates 55 Silent 58 Sits for a portrait 57 Director DOWN 1 Prices 2 In the sky . 3 Electrified particle 4 Compass point 5 Pleading 6 Above (contr.) 7 Join 8 Russian hemp 9 Begone! 10 Rational 11 Mischievous elf 12 Mariner's direction 16 Gender 19 On tiptoe 30 High explosive 22 Entertain lavishly suffix 27 Road curve 28 Tree 29 Greek tetter 30 Gypsy man 32 Mere trifle (Fr.) 34 Standards ' 38 Shot sice (pi.) 24 Othello villain 39 Hides 25 Territory (ab.) 26 Chemical 41CityinN«w York 42 Fast 43 Formerly 44 Extrasensory i , perception •f (ab.) 45 Halt 46 Roman emperor 4f Onager 51 New Guinea, seaport 52 Doctor of Theology (ab.)' 53 Girl's name 1 r I 4 r r 7 1 9 ir ir is 14 15 18 MUM [*> • w w. 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