Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 30, 1973 · Page 13
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 13

Galesburg, Illinois
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Monday, July 30, 1973
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mm Golcsburg Repister-Moi I, Galtsbura, Mendayjuly30,197313 White Home Chides North Viet 9 s MIA Action WASHINGTON <UI>1) - The White Ho** charged North Vietnam Sunday with failure to live up to the Paris peace agreements by refusing to cooperate in the accounting of more than 1,300 Americans still missing in Southeast Asia. A statement presented at the final day of a meeting of the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia said the United States "notes with serious concern that the DRV (Democratic Republic of Vietnam) has failed to comply" with sections of the agreement requiring all parties to help get information abojU the missing. "THE ACCOUNTING for the missing and the repatriation of'remains are purely humanitarian obligations unrelated to other issues," the statement said. "They could have been largely carried out by now if a spirit of goodwill and cooperation had been manifested on this subject." About 500 persons attended the last session of the three- day meeting of the largest family group of its kind. About 30 of them walked to the White House after the meeting and presented 40 POW bracelets to an aide to National Security Adviser Henry A. Kissinger as a show of support for President Nixon's efforts to account for MIAs. He said the bracelets would be given to White House staff members. The statement was delivered after the group voted to demand further government pressure on North Vietnam. 1 Women Lawyers Fighting To End Sex Discrimination By JAMES 0. CLIFFORD SAN FRANCISCO (tfPl) Four women attorneys have banded together and formed a law firm dedicated to ending discrimination by sex. Wendy Williams, Mary Dunlap, Nancy Davis and Joan Graff have won unemployment insurance benefits for several women who were refused payments when they had to leave their Jobs because they, were pregnant. And Ms. Williams went to bat for an 18-year-old woman who wanted to join the Army but was told she needed her parents' approval despite the fact that a male of the same age does not. "The Army changed its policy right after I took the case," she said. "We also- represent some women who have been discriminated against by colleges and universities," said Joan Graff, the newest addition to the four-month-oM firm. Ms. Williams, who also works with the San Mateo County Legal Aid Society, has taken the case of a woman ex-convict who claims female inmates face discrimination at the San Mateo County Jail. The women convicts aren't allowed to take part in the work furlough program or go to the honor farm, she said. Ms. Williams feels there's a great need for the services of Davis, Dunlap and Williams. "We have public interest law firms representing almost everyone—blacks, Chicanos, Old people, poor people, conscientious objectors. We need feminist law firms," she said. Men, as well as women, need to batter down laws that set up foarriers based on sex, they said. Ms. Graff said a teen-aged boy once called her and asked help In getting a job as a babysitter. "People just didn't feel right about hiring a boy to stay with their children," said the Columbia Law School graduate. "M e n are discriminated against in welfare and retirement," added Ms. Williams. "Women are allowed to retire earlier than men and that's not fair." The women also feel the British Hoping for Peaceful PM Meet Social Security system discriminates against men. They said women automata cally get death benefits under the system when their husband dies but the men get them only if the wife was the main source of income. The firm currently represents one male client, a man whose wife went by her maiden name. The couple ran into trouble when they tried to get divorced and the clerk didn't accept the filing because the wife wouldn't use her married name. The firm may get another male client soon. He is recently divorced and thinks he should stay home and take care of his 3-year-old son. "The welfare authorities say INSURANCE. BONDS Jock Fischer • Jim Lillic McGrew & McGrew Agency, Inc. An Agency That Service Built 35 S. Prairie St. - Galesburg - Phono 342-4153 By PHIL NEWSOM UPI Foreign News Analyst Unpredictable: The British government hopes the Commonweal* prime ministers' conference opening in Ottawa Aug. 2 will be free of a crisis atmosphere. If it is, it will be the first in recent years without a major hassle. In the past, Rhodesia, the Nigerian civil war and arms sales to South Africa have given the Foreign News Commentary African and Asian commonwealth members a field day opportunity to beat Britain on the head. At Singapore in 1971 Prime Minister Edward Heath nearly walked out after the Afro-Asians tongue-lashed Britain over arms for South Africa. This time British officials expect the repercussions of Britain's entry into the Common Market on the economies of developing commonwealth countries to be the main subject. Heath, it is said, will tell the conference Britain wants an outward-looking Common Market that will not put up trade barriers against her traditional commonwealth trading partners. the deadline for approving the project, largely on the ground that the British government cannot stand another costly project following the financial failure of the supersonic transport Concorde. Both countries have spent millions of dollars so far on plans and studies for the "chunoel." Tunnel Prospects Dim: French government sources say they fear for the future of the tunnel under the channel thai would, link Britain with the continent of Europe. The word given the French is that Britain will not sign the Anglo-French treaty on the tunnel on July 31, Maybe Not for Real: Doubt over the validity of the energy "crisis" in the United States has a sequel in Asia where informed circles are questioning the genuineness of the much-discussed rice snort- age. Importers in Singapore suspect the government in Thailand, a major rice supplier, clamped a ban on rice exports more to drive up prices by creating a scarcity than because of severe shortages. They say rice merchants in Thailand admit privately they have sufficient stocks for export but aren't allowed to fill orders from traditional customers in Singapore; Malaysia and Hong Kong. Dim View of Reform: Opposition politicians take a dim view of South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu's recently announced administrative reform. The aim, they say, is not necessarily a more efficient, loss corrupt civil service, though they conceded this might be a by-product. a woman can stay home and take care of a child under G and collect benefits," said Ms. Williams. "But not the father." The biggest problem feeing the firm new is money. "We'd like to be able to take on the discrimination cases without having to charge any money," said Ms.. Davis. The firm relies mainly on other cases for its income. "We're committed to handling at least one case in three without any fee at fall," said Mary Dunlap. ."We think we can survive economically if we do that. "But our problem so far is that the very people who need our services the most can generally afford us the least." A DURABLE WATCH Complete Line of WYLER WATCHES Lifetime Guarantee Balance. Guaranteed Not To Steam Up $*) A °5 Under Crystal FROM A7 Leo Stein & Sons, Inc. JEWELRY DEPT. 349 E. MAIN ST. — Downtown Galesburg GALESBURG AMERICAN LEGION COMMUNITY BAND APPEARING Tuesday-Wednesday Thursday-Friday Afternoons 120th ANNUAL KNOX COUNTY FAIR FREE AUTO PARKING EVERY DAY AND EVENING MAIN GATE ADMISSION Tues.-Wed.-Thur. $JQO Before 4 p.m. A Car Load EVENING ADMISSION DAILY AFTER 4 PM $1.25 each FRI.-SAT.-SUN. BEFORE 4 PM 75c each CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER FREE Knoxville, III. - Tues., July 31 thru Sun., Aug. 5 6-BIG DAYS AND NIGHTS-6 - EVENINGS ONLY - * 600 Unreserved Bleacher and 3,000 Reserved Grandstand Seats FREE AUTO PARKING EVERY DAY AND EVENING Tues., July 3 MORNING JUDGING Afternoon 1:30 6 BIG HARNESS RACES TOTAL PURSES $4,300.00 EVENING-6:30 PM Midwest Championship TRACTOR PULL 5 Weight Clones Reserved Seats Available Wed., Aug. 1 JUDGING STEER SHOW 6 BIG HARNESS RACES Trots and Paces TOTAL PURSES $4,500.00 Thurs., Aug. 2 JUDGING LIVESTOCK DEPARTMENTS 6 BIG HARNESS RACES Trots and Pacts TOTAL PURSES $4,500.00 WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY EVENINGS International Rodeo Association Professional RODEO AMERICA'S ROUGHEST SPORT Ridors Competing For World Championship Points Fri., Aug. 3 JUDGING IN ALL DEPARTMENTS 6 BIG HARNESS RACES Trots and Pacts TOTAL PURSES $4,500.00 FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENINGS IMCA SPONSORED TO RACING Giant Food Starts Galesburg Ordtr Buyers* Inc. Stockyards Feed Stort McGrew & McGrew Insurance Agency, Inc. Consumers Grain & Supply Co. Intra State Telephone Co. THIS ADVERTISEMENT MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF THE FOLLOWING MERCHANTS: GaUsburg Builders Supply Co. The Continental Clothing Co. Hi-Lo Groceteria Alexander Lumber Co. Galesburg Chamber of Commerce Bank of Galesburg First Galesburg National Bank & Trust Co. Gibson's Discount Store W. T. Grant Co. Knox laundry & Dry Cleaning Stern & Field Klines Dept. Store Gale Ward Athletic Goods Farmers and Mechanics Bank Galesburg Register-Mail 0. T. Johnson Co. Hawkinson Manufacturing Co. Ida Ann Shoppe Galesburg Glass Co. Holiday Inn Sot, Aug. 4 KNOX COUNTY TRACTOR PULL 1:00 P.M. in Front of Grandstand Garden Tractor Pull - 2:30 P.M. TIME TRIALS 7 PM ' - BIG EVENTS - 7 EACH EVENING 25 BIG SPRINT CARS America's Greatest Drivers > i

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