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Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, July 26, 1973
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U. S. 34 EDITORIAL * 1 Comment and Review Senators' Stand Encouraging Three Illinois senators criss-crossing the state condemning Gov. Daniel Walker and assessing the recently-adjourned session of the General Assembly have provided some encouragement that the legislature will override the administration's veto of the supplemental freeway appropriation. The senators, William Harris, R- Pontiac, Clifford Latherow, R-Carthage, and David Shapiro, R-Amboy, were in Quincy, Peoria and Rock Island, among other cities, this week assuring residents that the lawmakers will attempt to reverse Gov. Walker's decision to proceed with only a skeleton freeway program. Sen. Harris, president of the upper chamber of the Assembly and the author of the original legislative freeway program, toljd his audiences that the Democrat governor, is using downstate highway funds to jack up the ailing transportation sys- tern in the metropolitan Chicago area. That should not happen, he said. Assembly and they may be unwilling participate in such a venture unless behind Illinois program which Gov The an gubernatorial way appropriation. To successfully reverse the veto, the legislators will need the support of their Democratic counterparts in parently cut out include freeway construe* tion between Galesburg and Monmouth parallel to U.S. 34; design and specifications for a north-south freeway between the Quad Cities and the St. Louis area, which would serve Monmouth, Roseville, Macomb and other Western Illinois comi and 1 design of a Chicago-Kansas City expressway that would serve Canton, Macomb and Quincy. It should be pointed out, however, that two of those projects — the Galesburg to Monmouth route and the north-south freeway — were not included in Sen. Harris' original highway program and that may be why his tour of the state has included only those communities which did stand to benefit from his original package of Mils. Supplemental freeway projects in this area were included in the legislative program, not because of Sen. Latherow, who was elected from this area, or Sen. Harris, but because of the efforts of our representatives in the Illinois House, most notably, Rep. Clarence E. Neff, R-Stronghurst. Meeting on Monday Confirmation of rumors that the United States government has been actively "intervening" buying U.S. dollars with foreign currency to boost the greenback's sagging value in world money markets is a^so an admission that the brief fling with floating the dollar and other currencies hasn't worked. Federal Reserve Board Chairman Arthur F. Burns and Treasury Secretary .George P. Shultz acknowledged the intervention July 18 in a joint statement accompanying the announcement of Phase IV FX price controls. Only four months ago, Burns had told a congressional committee that the prospect of floating currency rates was ''rather calmly accepted." The calm disappeared along with the acceptance when continued revaluation of floating currencies began to look like an endless process which could undermine faith in all money and iead to an international monetary crisis similar to that of the 1930s. How to prevent such a collapse will be high on the agenda at the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Committee of 20 meetings, which begins July 30, in Washington, D.C. The committee, formed in June 1972, includes representatives of the 10 largest Western economic powers and 10 develpp- ings Third World nations. In a series of meetings this year, an inner circle of the committee's deputies led by Great Britain's Jeremy Morse drew up a draft proposal for a new world monetary system. The committee's progress in reaching agreement on the new plan will help to provide an indicator of the potential for success when the 125-member IMF holds its annual meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, in September. The olfd fixed-rate system of set cur* r rency values supported by national govern-* ments collapsed during the February-March crisis period, whe he dollar was de- time in 14 months. "The monetary and trading system that provided the basis for the postwar era has collapsed/' former Treasury Secretary John B. Connally said soon afterwards it a kidding iat we wilil one knows Committee crucial Timely pie. Progress! What happens is it kills peo Jeanne Uiuillery, resident of the village of Goussainville, France, where a So- vtet superwoic sdrlmtv craihed during the world's new monetary order, uotes The continual* use of force against human beings on the border represents a permanent provocation for which the German Democratic Republic bears the responsibility before the whole world. Wat Berlin Mayor Klaus ScfcueU. I.UIIHKKUHMB mMM BKSmigf govern the United State* da* km poatura flMttimie I wKmngro* our ocicnn could rise to 1104 billion jfl cat 1978. That ttwftd be 25 Mf cent Mghar thin m projection! and mid mm to laava IMtte ram for mitor aMfta to |MMM% OOITWUC pNXtlftBfi TCm0 IK US MOM OOvC WOUM be rrtalod to Mttitr urice tail on apectaeufar new strategic weapon syatems like the advancing Trident miaattfrfceariiitf submarine. But it must be emphasized again, as the • * rvgs Institution does in its brand new study of tfte President's latest budget, that inescapably rising manpower costs tied to inflation are the chief factor in swelling defense outlays. The much advertised and often h&ty cnWdzed growth in the per uhtt cost of weapons systems has not, according to the Brookings report, "caused total procurement costs to rise and in this sense has not pushed up the size of the defense budget." Figures show that what might be termed "military capital investment," Our Some WASHINGTON wto've been sending away for Senator Sam T-shirts do remember that he helped draft the Southern Manifesto and that he fought all the civil rights legislation of a decade. We remember and then we send away for our Senator Sam wall posters and we wonder at him and ourselves and the t lines. President Truthful must wonder also. Alter the Senate had rejected his nominations of Haynswortfc and Carswell, he cried out, ". . .it is not possible to get confirmation for a judge on the Supreme Court of any man who believes in the strict construction of the Constitution, as I do, if he happens to come from the South. . .when you strip away ail the hypocrisy tfte real reason for their rejection was their legal philosophy that I share of strict construction of the Constitution, and also the accident of their birth, the fact that they were born in the Sou YET FOUR YEARS after having thus lamented so loudly and bitterly he's been driven under the bed by the strictest constructionist in the federal government, the most classical* ly ham^nd-hominy national politician now performing daily and nightly on your TV sets, the Honorable Member from Dogpateh, Senator Sam hisself. And who's lovin' it? Millions of damn-Yankee liberals whore leaping off school buses to help Senator Sam save habeas corpus. Even in Bella Abzug's district where you can lose an election if you're caught saluting an American flag, the consensus seems to be that civil rights don't mean much without civil liberties. If Senator Sam shows a little wobble on the 13th and 14th Amendments, he's a tiger on the first ten. Men of Senator Sam's persuasion have not, to this date, been CQViViSpm wwn matted W$rmm ft* M*< ly * ytara. ^Mkalk aAaf etlaalatf aM^alaMM Ibtift Til TOW,01 Wtm IIIBHi WBIw are not mm& to be made in miltUry hardware ttata aa a retail in ehtAfei la the biilc US, defenae poatura or ftacel and political preaiirea. Oonatder. for ettmpft, tin outlook lor the cowrtry'a all- important atratagic forcea- iwtnch means our aea*aaed, J |L * ajaliJ jfcatafcaJ lh—ale at • Si afca^al M si lanRHvaseUi am tuiaOtrciLTiM nuclear miaaU* unit*, the cor* neratone of Amerkan defense, For current fiaca! year 1974, total spending authority for atrategkc forces "Including op* erating and Indirect cost'* ij estimated at $18 biJHon - up 1600 mUtton from 1973. Brook* ina sees these particular coete climbing to $30 Union a year by 1176, and reaching nearly fSB bUkkn a year as 1980 ap- Braoldflgs apaditotai never- theleaf conducto thtU mndintf there* inMit be mm to ainii cm* CUT strategto radudions tjy lis* eai consktefatiorw and domestic political praamta. This whole pnoWem findi its grMteat focus in <ksoussionj of MM a^^aWjKAa ^tel «MataAa«llA Jt^A^mm^kA OUT RfUin nHW CHMRVWi Owrtly we *e fir wtaind eonvMttng 91 of tot bearing erimarines to carry the longer -range, raAtw headed PoaHdon rocket. The other 10 of our original Potarta fleet are too smalt for conversion. But we have on the development boards a whole new pro* for afraAegJo forces mainder of this decade could be heal to an amual ceiling coat of 920 billion or perhap brought down as low as $13 billion a year depending on (Whether or not certain basic offense approaches were altered. These could involva either cutting defenatve forces, alow* AM down liaannna modarniza* thai, or aUahing air defenses. To do one or more of these things we would have to take the risk of reducing our protection, giving away some bargaining chips In arms limitation taika wMh the Soviet Union, or relying upon a less flexible defenae. The Brookings report also gram for the Trident submarine, a bigger and more sophisticated vessel which could car* ry miasties with a range in the first stage of 4,500 miles, and later of 6,000 miles. The President asked for $1.7 button for Trident this year or more than double what Congress voted for fiscal 1973. In a preliminary vote, the law* makers declined to accept this doubled figure. Brookings ex* pants think a slower pace might be both more efficient and more suited to a lowered defense posture if we choose to move that way. V L Blue Senator Sam Com ment By .< \\ again regarded as a national Democrat. For this we are obliged to President IVuthfUl for making himself and his party the symbol of corporate *Stettatem and his opposition to congressional- constitutionalists, thereby allowing Teddy Kenndey and George Wallace to find but they can both sit on the sane speaker's Ltfbrm without its collapsing. Indeed, a new majority seems to be forms YET WHILE THESE Nicholas T t Von Hoffman able to come up with a practical substitute for civil-rights legislation. Granted that Senator Sam had more than a debating nt when he said the Constitution was never meant to tell r a trade stop operator whom he can seJl hot dogs to, these dangerous legislative remedies were the only ones available. But now the liberal-New Dealash belief in universal federal fix-it- upism has been shattered for our lifetime. Strict construction­ ism is no longer an annoying southern cultural lag as the pre-1932, decentralist Democratic Party returns as a common ideal tor people who thought they'd never be in the same political organization again. To the northern ear, the southern drawl is no longer the voice oi bigotry, and Senator Sam is considerations which would explain why so many people respect Senator Sam, it doesn't explain why they love him. On first thought, Senator Sam strikes one as an out-and-out impossibiity. Picture the men who invent, package and propagate ersatz political personalities: "Faced u with Nixon," s% one, "what America needs now is a hero. I propose we invent a flat, old, wWte*ained guy who talks corn mush so hoary nobody living north of Aberdeen, Md., can understand him. Gall 'im Sam, that's a great old southern name, and have 'im me tellin' stories about two badewoodsy colorful characters called Job Hicks and Uncle Ephraim Swink. Also, he ought to quote the Bible and say the President should come up to the Senate to be cross- examined because, 'When you reduce the testimony of George Washington and that of Ananias to cold paper with no opportunity to see their demeanor of conduct, it is practically impos­ sible to distinguish between them. 1 " "You're crazy," says another. "Why, you couldn't sell that kind of stereotype central casting character in 1873, let alone now. This is the Kennedy era. Youth. Bushy hair, slim hip sincerity, Mr. Smith goes to Washington, at the very least." Yet that's why we love Sam and need him just now. He reeks of the decency and kind justice we incorrigibly associate with our largely mythical, simple rural past. And those of us who are so snidely contemptuous of Nixon's public pieties, his recourse to cheap patriotism, adore those same traits in our Senator Sam. He can't tell us enough Bible stories, he can't preach enough patriotic homilies. We watch him every day on television and when he makes his silent hurrumphs and invisible nose wrinkles at the perjuries that assault his ears, we take his reaction to be our guide. We overtook the fact that Sam went to Harvard Law School, and fix our minds on this contest between the American Stalin with his re-election organism of 10,000 yeslings dnd our North Carolina folk hero who gets in the family Buick every six yeans and says, "Well, I'm runnin' again, folks." So it's not true that we pointy- headed fancy pants dislike red, white >and blue as a color combination, but you have to drape the bunting with a sincere hand. Senator Sam, we love you. THE MAILBOX Letters to the Editor Nixon's Decision Editor, Register-Mail: Somewhere along life's way comes the moment of decision; to be or not to be involved: This seems to happen in all Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Folding bed 4 Cfttch breath • Uth 12 Hul! IS Islands (Fr.) 14 Pol ingredient 15 Selection (ab.) 16 Opposition 18 Makes threefold 20 Improper a Aeriform fuel 22 Building wings 94 Prohibits S First man Stitch MLacturer W Alt* V Newspaper •steutive 51 Sturdy tre« 37 Marries !• Flexible shoo t 40 Bargain event aU Middling (comb, ion 45 Weeping 52 Solar disk 13 Nurses grievance 54 even (contr.) &5 Forefather 55 Macaws 57 Father (coll) DOWN lToss 2 Above SCommunica* tion system 4 Young women 5 Nautical term 6 Felt 7 Greek letter S Plant parte • Wool (comb. form) 10 Bowlike curvatures 11 Playthings 17 Jewish civil law 19 Sew lightly » Make-ThaU S4 Adriatic wind M Greek war Russian guild freview Pelade WIIWI iBssl t^L*JUl| I "1>h 1 WkalL^liiWn EifJkai — UUNH nwdH C.IWIJI t I MMM mm @C3EJ» 27 Gratified 28 Short jacket 29 Once existed 31 Forward 39 Italian stream 38 Circuitous route 40 Net 41 False faces 42 Karen rooms 43 Bristle (comb, form) 44 Froster, as of cakes 46 Girl's name 47 Iris layer (snai) 48 Disembark 50 Free nation (ab.) phases of life from the cradle to the grave. Tis said "the baby who cries the loudest and longest receives the most attention," and some in our political arena have been hollering their heads off. All the while overlooking their own faults and mistakes or they are not aware of their own imperfections. So far the best evidence these critics have found against our President, (and it seems he is their target), is a possible case of acquiesenoe and who on earth isn't guilty of silently agreeing without objecting? Somewhere along life's way we all stand guilty of not becoming involved ever some matter. The "Good Samaritan" story of old is a prime example of how people react, because of various reasons they will not be involved. I do not know how others feel 'Watergate Affair, myself my conscience will not let me condemn in others something I know I am guilty of doing. If President Nixon made the decision not to notice, or he did notice and the situation was such it was beyond his control to alter, the decision was his and he is stuck with it. We can't be on the fence about this matter. If we are not for him, we are against him. The same attitude is true of Our is deter- Nation. It's destiny Are > a good look a- before you condemn others? Try work a miracle. Haxkness, Wataga, it could Ruth B. galesburg fegisfer-Mai) Office 140 South Prairie Street Galesburg, Illinoli. 61401 TELEPHONE NUMBER Register-Mail Exchange 343-7111 Claw Mgtter a Galetbure. 11 uncus, under Act of Congreet ol March 3. 1179. Daily except sSundays and Holidays other than Washing* ton'e Birthday, Columbia Day and Veterans Day, i # i Ethel Custer Prtteherd, pubilaha. Charles Morrow, editor end genera manager; Robert Harrison, manag ing editor; Michael Johnson, as sistant to the editor; Jamea O'Con nor, assistant managing editor. 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