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i "piis is the mining suit against - No, the county's suit against EDITORIAL Comment and eview There Goes Another Acre £ By the time you finish reading this ogier acre of America will have been c chines like the eight-story tan "Gem of Egypt" earth mover that eats by strip miners. According 'SB vironmental Protection Agency, coal pgjrs gnaw their way through 4,680 a sffek. That comes to more than 668 per day or about 27 acres a little 2 than an acre every two minutes The strippers leave a moons cap djficult to describe. It would be a good pifece to stage a film about the end of the vwfrld. Strip mining, according to Ken Hechler, who should know, is "a cancer of the esilL . .a pathology deriving from our lust ii energy at the cheapest monetary cost regardless of the sociaj cost." * Hechler is a Democratic congressman f$m West Virginia, a state where the econ- burden in swimming-pool sized bites. Tough legislation to control strip mining died with the last Congress. Coal industry spokesmen warn of energy cutbacks if their activities are banned or seriously hampered. The legislative battle in Washington thus pits the energy crisis against the environmental crisis. It begs two questions: Does America need such an abundance of cheap willing to rip up the land it? RECLAMATION the torn-up rfchl m is based on king coal. Despite that, er wants strip mining abolished. Equally significant, the United Mine Work- ejp union has called for a ban unless the dist*bed land can be properly restored. STRIP MINING is almost as old as the bSls it destroys. Coal was picked off Ken- ti&ky hillsides and rafted to cities for fuel ai early as 1800. By 1825, mule-drawn scrapers were used to rip away the topsoil cirering surface coal. In 1877, a steam sfiwel began to strip coal near Pittsburg, Kin. And by 1905, an entirety mechanical strip mine was opened in Laurel County, Ky. Today, technology has delivered up ma- seems one way to have our cake and eat it too. But trying to set stripped land to rights is trickier and costlier than anybody thought Reclamation work has been successful in Europe but that, according to one authority, is because of "meticulously detailed planning. . . . There is no American control comparable to the European systems." As with most environmental problems, there is plenty of blame to spread around. Consumers demanded cheap energy and the coal strippers met that demand Americans are now beginning to realize that another piece of Appalachia or the western plain that they coul Time's up, by There goes m 4* Miss America 91-66-91? sound "A The gfem of prevention is worth a kilogram of cfre." But the oVl proverb, thus updated, nfcy not jar the ears of future generations units are, for length, meter (39.37 ot Americans. It is no longer a question of whether, but only of when the United States wjll convert to the metric system of weights a $d measures that is the standard in virtually ever) 7 other part of the world. Goodbye, gill, firkin and hogshead. Hello, meter, hectare, and liter, ; IN 1968, Congress directed the Commerce Department to undertake an extensive study of conversion to the metric sys- tept Three years later, on July 29,1971, the inches); for weight or mass, the gram (.035 of an avoirdupois ounce); and, for capacity, the liter (1.06 of a liquid quart and .908 of a dry quart). Larger or smaller units are formed by combining prefixes with the major units. The most common prefixes in ordinary usage are centi-, or 1/100 of the major unit; deci-, or 1/10; and kilo-( or 1,000 times the maior unit. complexity existing of weights and d6> in produced a study measures. As Frank Kendig observed last year in Saturday Review, ". . .there are 2,240 pounds to a long ton but only 2,000 T .„tric America: A Decision Whose Time Has Come." It asserted that, "Eventually thp United States will join the rest of the world in the use of the metric system as the predominant common language of mea- mention register ton, the measurement wheat ton, the timber ton, and thi water ton); 16 ounces to a pound the weight but only 12 ounces to a pound surement. 560 In his 1972 State of the Union Message to Congress, President Nixon declared that "We can enhance our competitive position by moving to implement the metric syste of measurement... The Senate approved a metric bill later that year, but the tegis- lation never reached the floor of the House. More than a dozen metric bills have been j&troduced in the current session of Con- kins head.' But the changeover, when it comes difficult for those who have grown i ounces pounds, pints and inches. Will Texans abandon the 10-gallon hat for its 38-liter equivalent? And will (he Miss America Pageant ipetitors? The fre&s. THE MAJOR selling point of i ty*tm if mpMty. All &wkm LU V winning enl 91-66-91 in little gross. To No one can call the characters in the Watergate drama beautiful. But Negro American*, whife having no pat in the tos* tag fraud of tons of millions of dollars, have less to cheer •bout Mint MUM down. What might be termed "i* Wt §*• mind," not annected by any htrd evMnot (it yet) wMi the tfrctJM Watergate con- spincy* MB incnnu Ncgpun racnuy m me peroecunonf m» ddent to the ell-demanding task of getting the President re-elected in 1972. THE REPORT is that Charles W. Colson, former special counsel to President Nixon, used his influence improperly. In hii zeal to nMftect the President, Mr. Ooboo felt that If black people blocked the main goal, they were to be brushed aside. If their feelings were hurt, if their racial - ambitions were blotted out and if their mere presence Oucraeo fXm£fTUi Mppotten ot the President, then they must be ousted. It is alleged that Mr. Colson asked the Labor Department (1) not to appoint a Mack man as regional director in New York, ' a&Wack with wtiite untom. The nominee for regional director, Clayton J. •fj •i a aEialll e%aa*aUkaa% M Jm^hTJif aMw Jifct ltt** ALA uotreu, was appoinvra uy toe WMte ttomi only because L O UNJB n, tjuocrnnn, unocr Secretary of Later, UaeaKued to resign If OotreD was not nanisd. Mm Mr BNBBII W1B imtflrmftl as Saerauiy of L* bor# out of Ma first the demotion of Mr. OofreU by two green an R U R FW inm the post. The teamsters 1 union was supporting the re election of Mr, Nixon and hence the pressure on the Labor Department. Mr. Colson resigned his White House job early in 1973 It? igJilmrt in AMeM mmn nail ana us waungun nnn reportedly has ban retained by the teamsters a* a six-figure fee. MR. COLSON'S reported language on the appointment of Mr. Cotrell was Uunft. His office was said to have observed: "You can't have this black regional director in New York because the building trades won't stand for it." Silberman, the under secre- y, was said to be "furious" this effort. He became so and (2) to 4 IBDDM oi construction worsen to |a*^^^h ABfctt^^^BA K ^^^^^A AAa^H^^AatMa^ seep mem Bum ooinpeung firm that the then Attorney General, John N. Mttdxll, who bad objected to the black director, was Quoted as complaininB Communists Beat WASHINGTON - Tbe Soviets not only out4raded American groin dealers last year but may have helped to finance the 400- million purchase by manipulating the U. S. commodity market TVs possibility has got Sen. Henry Jackson, D-Wash., digging through commodity records in aearch of evidence which Comment may reveal just bow badly the Communists beat the capitalists at their own game* JACKSON suspects the Soviets used European companies as fronts to trade in wheat futures. Since the Soviets alone knew bow massive their U.S. grain purchases would be, they could have used this inside knowledge to speculate on the commodity market. Jackson believes this is exactly what the Soviets did through dummy companies. They could have squeezed millions out of U.S. investors, then used the proceeds to help pay for the grain. As Jackson has pieced together the story, here's bow the Soviets skinned the American grain operators: First, the Kremlin sent hordes of bright young men to study By Jack Anderson par­ tite American commodity market. They developed a remarkable understanding of bow the market operates, then they be- g&r making piecemeal chases. THE AMERICAN grain dealers, not knowing that the Soviets would wind up buying just about all the grain on the commercial market, bid gainst one another. Tnus the Soviets got bargain deals before the Americans re- WORLD © 1973 bf MCA* Uc. •77/ pretend Vm a huge multi-national oil company and you pretend you're a small Independer* company, and I'll put the squeeze on you (jalesburg Ifegisfer-Mail Ottlc* HO South Prairie Street Gtlttburg, Illinois. 61401 T&LfiPHONS NUMBER Rtfister-MaU gxchanf* 343*7111 Entered u Second Cleef Matter at the Poet Office at Geleaburg. Illinois, under Act oi Confreie ot March 1, xm. Dally exoeptVinday» and Holidays other than Washington's Birthday, Columbus Day AM Veterans Day. Ethel Custer Prltchard, publisher: Charles Morrow, editor and aeftersl 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 i'ork, Chicago. Detroit, i-os Angeles, San Francisfo, Atlanta. Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Boston. Charlotte SUBSCRIPTION RATES By Carrier in City of Gales burg 50c a Week By RFD mail in our retail trading zone: 1 Year 116.00 3 Months $5 Si 6 Months I fi .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 Gaiesburg 50c a Week By m#il 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 I Month $2.50 6 By mail outside Illinois, Iowa and Missouri: Year $2600 3 Months $7.50 Months $14.50 1 Month 13-Oh Machines To , tociuie they tti. com* petifig with white unions tor rmm jot*," wti th# #ty em tbtifte {tut it. Mr.Cbtooo bm aid hi dktet ivc date aatnl trw ltddj* «it. ftodffort it elm tlipii *> raw no ran unstitii mm mm O N MunBaon smunr m •M M. RACE AND COLOR, 6t V. S. "Who docs he think Is raining for President of the United States, Richard Nixon or Larry SiUwrman?" But though Silberman refused to back down and CofreU's appointment was made, Peter Brennan, tile "hard hat" man, removed him. DONALD P. RODGERS, an assistant to Mr. Colson, is said to have been equally blunt about all-black unions. "He wanted the department to faring enough action against them so they could put the unions out of busi- tot* appear to have been factors in the holy crusade to reflect President Nixon in 1972. The language, according to reports, was nakedly racial and the action was abrupt and definite, in line with the traditions of teamsters aid construe- uOQ iftifjcere. me ncocMiiy DOT Negroes to fight Aii motwiWc opposition is apparent For black American tha deadly contest ia for bread* for shelter, lor schools, for life's little successes and happiness. For all Americans the struggle against "the Watergate mind" will determine the kind of country we have. We can have cold and ruthless policies, sweeping away the obstructive do»good» the Lany Sflbermans, if you will, leaving only the hard achines to fi^t the hard machines—to the death. at Own Game alized they could have made the same sales without price cutting. Jackson believes the Soviets ateo knew their $60 million purchase would drive up the price of wheat futures. He is convinced, therefore, that they ^vested heavily in wheat futures before other investors realized what was happening. Every dollar that the Russians squeezed out of the American grain companies, of course, has been passed on to the consumers. This has led to higher prices for bread, poultry, pork and beef. Some insiders ruefully refer to the Soviet grain deal as the Great Grain Robbery. But as usual in such affairs, it was the U.S. consumers who were lotjbed. WHITE HOUSE extravagance: President Nixon has slashed funds to build homes for the needy and to provide air conditioning for hospitalized veterans. But he has squandered the taxpayers 9 money to renovate his own homes at San Clemente, Calif., and Key Bis* cayne, Fla. Now we have obtained internal government documents which show his aides, too, have dipped freely into the public till to fix up their White House effices. The fanciest refurbishing job, ironically, was ordered for the chief fund-slasher himself, budget boss Roy Ash. . A General Services Administration memo, never meant to be read outside the government, lists the following "projects in the White House area": - GSA INSTALLED "new panelling, cove lighting and built-in cabinetry" for Ash's offices on the second floor of the te House. The "dotal esti- ated construction cost for tese offices," states the memo, "is $21,500." — Ihe offices of presidential counselor Anne Armstrong were refurbished at a cost of $3,500. The project included "the installation of new cove sighting." — Cove lighting and other renovations for "the offioes of Mr. John Ehriicfaman" coat the taxpayers an estimated $8,500. But the unhappy Ehriicfaman, caught in the Watergate web, is no longer around to enjoy hir new lighting. — THE WHITE HOUSE offices of Treasury Secretary George Shultz now contain $4,100 worth of "built-in cabinetry and cove lighting'." — In the Executive Office Building across the parking lot from the White House, the GSA spent $6,800 for "alterations and built-in cal ry Health. Iftuca • C M the office and Welfare Secretary Caspar Weinberger, another $4,000 to fix up the office of presidential adviser Peter Flanigan and $1,000 for improving the office of Housing and Urban Development Secretary James Lynn. White House aides may also get an expensive new reading room. Presidential assistant Pruce Kehrli has asked the GSA, according to the memo, to conduct a "feasibility study" for the "general upgrading and conversion of the Old State Library to a new White House Library. This project will include new central air conditioning, new lighting, and new reading and librarian areas. The total estimated construction cost for this project is $275,000. This oroject as currently on a 'bold 9 status at the inartzuctfons of Mr. Kehrli." MEANWHILE, there are a lot of side and disabled veterans, sweltering in their hospital rooms, who would like some air conditioning, too. Crossword Puzzle lltfoncrel 4 Hunting dof 5 Baby dog 12 Pub drink 13 Feminine name 14 Single thing 15 Adjective ending 16 Girl'f name 17 Japanese herfa 18 Lowest point 20 One with low mentality 22 miiwg boat (ab.) S4 Central standard time (ab.) 25 Kind of ranch 21 Narrow intet 30 Lake Erie state 34 Pined 35 Charged atom 36 Alderman (ab.) ST Homo sapiens M Cuckoo blackbird 39 Aunt (Bp.) 10 Common dog's name 42 Masculine M Chemical suffix 65 US. coins 66 Ws nickname DOWN 1 Abel's brother (Bib.) 2 Arm bone 3 Swamp grass 4 Perceives by Amrer to Previses Nab MKii^isimi-ir !"esr .*u>: uai -j\-i \--)[m[ i; • MI.MSI; i tawam '^r-Xt ' i umm: —— MUESaeMU l*ll»JfcsTJU*M >li -3DI3U ael ^!3fclUi*OT 5 Aged 6 Utilize 7 Nothing 8 Thinks 9 Rain heavily 10 Take apart — r worker 19 Island (Fr.) 21 Oklahoma 23 Trinities 2i Dog animal family 25 River barriers 26 Western state 27 Low sand hill 29 Woman's name 31 Detest 32 Of the ilium (comb, form) 33 Old Danish (ab.) 41 Vim 43 Mariner's direction 45 Kind of soprano 47 Double-reed instruments 48 Peel 49 Atop 50 Lad's nickname 52 Wol&ound 53 Cut into small 54 Hastened 57 Exist 58 Lair 59 Interest (ab.) MXMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION 43 Caseous element 4* Certain'nil* roads (coJL) 46 Ages and ag* 48 Newborn dog 51 Used in nerklerea 55 Imitate 56 Used in com* 60 Mouth part 61 Decay 63 Feminine appellation CHfWSPAH* ENTER?!ISf ASIU.)

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