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Tues.. July 24, 1973 4- it There's Been a Slight Revision in the Latest Edition!" 11 t % a!t, r • - y-tt^ » ••• - r Ut-' -• hF i *n f * - * + ^ 1 ifw ' m J y * f * '*• * ' i 1 ' -v r I 4 * - f f ^-'.^: -1 •4"- I T > r 4 fV*' •W* r *^ ^ + * • • *j / • ' 1 h 4 .t EDITORIAL Comment and R e v i e w h French Tests Must Be .A French official said Monday that his country's test of a nuclear weapon in the Pacific last weekend was concluded I L 1 w r to the satisfaction of all. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Since a nuclear test ban treaty was ratified by the United States and the Soviet Union in the fal\ of 1963 about 100 other nations have - agreed to refrain from test- * * r J » . ing nuclear weapons above ground. Only France and'China, among the major powers in the world capable of producing and financing a nuclear arsenal,, have not signed. The French, who are expected to make more nuclear tests in the Pacific in the near future, are probably the only people in the world even remotely satisfied with the explosion near Tahiti. It is difficult to imagine any nation being pleased with increasing the threat of nuclear warfare and that is what the French tests may do. It is more difficult .to imagine that any nation relishes the thought of radioactive fallout, or the sehsdess destruction of natural resources that is the inevitable offspring of nuclear explosions. It is imperative that the nations which have signed the test-ban pact put pressure on'the French government and the.Chinese 4 to prevent more atmospheric experiments. Those two nations alone can jeopardize ^ the progress made in the last decade toward minimizing the threat of nuclear power. With both countries on the verge of becoming a nuclear powers, it would be an ideal time to coax them into the ranks of the treaty signatories. r • I Seat Belt Bill Coming The case for safety belts as a. means of preventing or reducing automobile injuries and fatalities is about- as. strong as it can be, strong enough that bills requiring their use have been dropped into the hoppers of more than a score of state Jegisla- tures this year. You can force a motorist to have belts in his car (a full set of lap belts front and back and lap-shoulder combinations in front have been required on all new U.S. cars since 1968) use them? but can you make him The experience of Australia, which last year became the first country in the world to adopt a mandatory use Jaw, suggests that you can. Traffic officials in the state of Victoria report that the wearing rate jumped from about 25 per cent to 75 per cent after enactment of the law and credit the belts with reducing highway accident casualties between 12 and 20 per cent. New Zealand has enacted a similar law, as has Spain, This May, Puerto Rico became the first member of the American family to adopt the mandatory concept. Thus the expectation is that, despite some objections that a mandatory belt-use law is unconstitutional and unenforceable, one or more states in the United States will join in the trend in the near future. By way of encouragement — and possibly frustration for the 80 per cent of Americans who have resolutely refused to use this safety item Department of i- Transportation will require all 1974-model cars to be equipped with a belt-ignition interlock system. In .addition to a warning flasher and buzzer on the instrument panel, which has been required since the 1972-model year, the new cars will not start until front-seat occupants are buckled up. If the belts are then unbuckled, the flasher-buzzer will be re-activated. But while DOT encourages safety belt use with one hand, it proposes to discourage it with the other. F t Pending the resolution of Ijegal challenges, it would require all new cars be- r ginning with the 1976-model year to have passive restraint systems installed. The r only passive restraint system in sight is w the controversial air bag or cushion, which inflates and deflates in milliseconds in the event of a collision above a certain speed. r (In the General Motors system, this speed is equivalent to hitting a solid wall at 10-12 miles an hour.) The kicker, which has safety belt proponents alarmed, is that belts would no longer be required in front seats after 1976, although belt anchorages would still be provided. As the American Safety Belt Council points out, the air bags are designed for frontal type collisions and don't offer" protection in roUovers, broadside, read-end or multiple-impact crashes. Furthermore, beltless cars would not provide proper mechanisms for securing infant seats or carriers to front seats and the air bags would not be activated in very low-speed impacts. Nor are there any regulations requiring motorists to replace faulty bag systems or re-instali bags deployed in accidents. On top of this is the unknown cost of the bags, which has been estimated at anywhere up to several hundred dollars. The air bags are coming eventually. But since we have gone so far along the safety belt route and in view of their dramatically proven effectiveness, their low cost and the ease and convenience of the new designs compared to the old, it seems foolish to considering abandoning them now. 1 X I WAMNGT&N fedon Bos worth and John at the orestifiious Bwlftkings IrisfciUittoti believe that a* m head into the months ahead, the U, S. economy faces three major risks: ductivity gaini drop off, td hold organized labor in the program with living costs soaring, to maintain t*»i negator-public credibility in the administration in view of the recent / -Because the worldwide carryover of food supplies was virtually wiped out this past year,' if any major foodnftipply- ing nation has a serious crop failure, the world food situation could become critical. The sharp rise in food prices could be translated over the next two years into marked in* dustrial wage-price increases, force a return to the 1963-71 wage-price spiral. T-If administration policymakers overreact to current problems, adopt a Very restrictive 'monetary-fiscal policy, they could turn the present expansion into a recession. C. Jackson Grayson Jr., chair- ttian of the Price Commission during Phase 2, worries how it will be possible to expand production markedly while holding down prices, to maintain ade- e capital investment in the of shrinking profit margins business pessimism, to keep luction costs down as pro- record in controls, to secure frotti a hostile majority authority for totigh & itftusual actions and, at the same time, to ctotfol federal spending, all of these feats be* ing MKgttary if infktiofi is to be held in check, Food prices, of course, are a crucial part of the problem. The outlook for farm prices over the next year remains uncertain. Most major grain-producing countries have scheduled substantially higher goals; but weather conditions have remain- poor in many parts of the world. Meat supplies, say Bosworth and Farther, will ramtasn tight through the year. Substantial increases in supply will not come until 1974. Overall meat supplies for current consumption are forecast to rise but 2 per cent during 1973 as farmers rebuild their stocks. High feed grain costs should begin to hold bog supplies below the forecast and may reduce planned expansion of cattle herds. Poultry production is Nixon Victim of WASHINGTON - President TmthfuPs reputation for veracity is so enfeebled that, upon the anouncement that he was going to the hospital, some people diagnosed his illness as an acute attack of the chronic Watergatitis from which he suffers. The relapse seemed to coincide with Senator Sam's calling up for an appointment, and the lucky hit by one of the committee's lawyers that resulted in Alexander Butterfield revealing that the President is a self-bugger. Here we had thought that the Loud family was a little pecu- li ar because they let them- be bugged for a few months. Presumably, you get used to it after a while, but there must have come an afternoon when Pat came to the Oval Office door and solves said, Oick, I want "So talk." - 7 "Either step into the hall or turn the goddamn machine.off." "Pat," says our President in a voice of strained, tolerance, "I'm busy. I'm trying to decide if we'll have to ration bread and if I should invite Brezhnev back to explain. If I've told you once, I : ve told you a hundred times, I'm bugging myself for tcrity." PAT LOOKS at him f pos minute, taps her foot and then answers, ' 'Posterity's beginning to bug me." "Pat, I'm the President." "O.K., you tell Posterity you're about to became a grandfather." The news of this happy event so surprised our leader that he jumped out of his chair and landed on his posterity. While there is no doubt that Senator Sam is the most dan- r gerous political opponent that Mr. Nixon has ever had to face, it still seems certain that President Truthful's trip to the hos- 1973 by NEA, I "Don't be so jealous! I just said Senator Baker i» cuter Qalesburg Register-Mail Office 140 South Prairie Street Galesburg, Illinois, 61401 TELEPHONE NUMBER Register-Mail Exchange 343-7181 SUBSCRIPTION RATES By Carrier in City of Galeiburf 50c a Week 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 MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION 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. i— - - TI -. „ _ . — r^-^ 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 $3.1* I mpossibl tial ttfice kimtm tot imported material* otter thiftj* also certain to be curtailed. . Fruit and vegetable prices, ciiitently at high levels, are extremely dependent on future weather conditions. Consumer food prices rose sharply duriftg the spring months, and will continue upward throughout the year. Transportation problems (a serious boxcar shortage, for one) are severe and hampering economic activitiy. h J On the brighter side, over the WdTth itfid Farflief. M most cases, they report, world supply appears to be adequate lor hear- tetim needs. The release of U. S. stockpiles of some basic materials will help coo tain price pressures. At die moment, wage rates do not appear to be a primary prouwem. Inflationary pressures on in? dustrial capacity are of ftfefimis concern in only a few industries. Bo^worth iand Farmer say that capacity utilization in manufacturing averages 80.5 per cent for the first - quarter of 19?3, substantially above the 75 per cent rate far 1971, but far below the peaks of 91.9 and 87.7 reported for 1966 and 1968. Signs are largely restricted automobiles, paper, rubber and petroleum refuting. Though significant pressures en capacity iare evident in lumber and cement, as Homebuilding begins to decline with higher interest rates, the problems in these industries shouild grow lass. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) 1 V g at it i s • x F tal was oompetely - bona fide. ) fake it, he would have need- 1 forged X-rays and a corps of ing doctors. Of late, his luck ith forgery and prevarication ive been so bad he probably ouldn't have chanced it Just the other day Nixon re air war in Cam- existence. There is even a rumor tnat in aa to falisfying the records io obliterate 1,400 bombing raids he sent in an army of bulldozers to fill in the craters. If a man has just had a whopper that size exposed, it stands to reason that he'd wait a couple of days before telling another one. IN ANY EVENT, if President Munchausen is craking Ziggje- fritz up to tell another one of his beauts, it ought to concern the tapes. They'll have to give Senator Sam and his North Carolina Jug Band a copy of all ti-ose tape-recorded conversations with Dean, Haldemari, Ehrlichman, et al., but if they tio, they'll either have to doctor them or be hoisted on their own reels. Who's he going to get to do it? So many of'the White House Hcribles have been turning state's evidence and ratting on him, he'll have to be very careful about whom he asks. Maybe he could get Charles Colson, the former White House aide who modestly declines to take credit for the forgeries of the Kennedy State Department cables. TECHNICALLY, it's a tough job, but maybe it can be done. Look at the miracle of John Dean. Personal Presidential lawyer Herbert Kalmbach, ex- Attorney General John Mitchell, and who knows how many more to come say they just took orders from office boy Dean — who was such a power he worked a year in the White House without ever talking to the boss. At that rate, Dean may be the first man in history to be promoted after being fired. At this rate, by the time tho two German Shepherds take the witness stand, they're going to testify that Dean hired them. •• F While we watch John Dean's spectacular posthumous career advancement, we can guess whether or not they bugged the hospital room. If they did, we'll have the dialogue of the leader telling General Haig to kite the thermometer a degree or we'll have the first tape recording ever made of a Presidential sneeze. These could be sold for a dolar apiece with the proceeds going to the Republican National Committee and the gesundheits to the President. r t The Almanac Today is Tuesday, July 24, the 205th day of 1973 with 160 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 * Aviatrix - Amelia Earhart Putnam was born July 24, 1898. On this day in history: In 1679, New Hampshire became a royal colony of the British crown. In 1929, President Herbert Hoover signed the Kellogg- Briand Treaty under which 43 nations agreed to renounce war as an instrument of national policy. In 1948, Henry Wallace and Idaho Sen. Glen Taylor were nominated as the presidential candidates of the Progressive party. 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