Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on August 1, 1973 · Page 19
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 19

Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, August 1, 1973
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Measures Seek s Guard Against Big Brother Bugs WASHINGTON (UPI) - Two separate moves are being proposed here to protect Americans against invasions of their privacy by "Big Brother" surveillance on the part of the government or others. Sen; Sam J. Ervin Jr., D- N.C., chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee, introduced legislation Tuesday to outlaw spying on civilians by the military. And a government advisory panel urged restraints on use of Social Security numbers and collection of information on individuals in computer data banks operated by government or private organizations. Ervin's bill grew out of a three-year study by a Senate constitutional rights subcommittee which he heads. The Pentagon adopted regulations against military surveillance of ordinary civilians in 1971. But Ervin said disclosure of a White House domestic intelligence program during the Watergate investigation tells him that the potential for a return of the practice is there. "The good faith of officials of the executive branch is not enough," Ervin said. His subcommittee's report said: "At the height of the monitoring, the Army engaged over 1,500 plainclothes agents to collect information which was placed in scores of data centers around the country.... It was not unusual to find in the Army files details of one's membership, associations, remarks, published statements, attend* ance at meetings, personal finances, sexual activities, arrests, and personality quirks preserved in everlasting per* petuity." The Army snooped on civilians with the stated aim of keeping track of those who might cause riots or demonstrations which it might be called upon to control. Ervin's bill would limit such surveillance to cases of criminal conduct on military installations and civilians seeking employment with the armed forces. Meanwhile, an advisory committee of lawyers, educators, computer industry executives and others, reported Tuesday to the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) that the "Big Brother" in George Orwell's book, "1984," may not remain entirely fiction. It warned that increasing use of Social Security numbers and collection of credit information in data banks threatens an "information tyranny that could lock every citizen into his past." It recommended legislation granting an individual the right to refuse to give his Social Security number to someone not entitled to it by federal law. It urged creation of a Federal Code of Fair Information Practice to outlaw any secret personal data-keeping systems. Galesburg ReQistef-Moil^GQlesbura, III. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 1973 19 Abingdon Firemen Extinguish Grass Fire Blue Angel Memorial Illinois Senator Impressed WithCaliforniaWelfarePlan SACRAMENTO (UPI) - Saying it "helped the needy not the greedy," the Republican chairman of an Illinois legisla tive committee has praised California's "reformed" welfare system as leading the nation Sen. Don Moore of Cook County, chairman of the Legis lative Advisory Committee on Public Assistance, made the comment Tuesday as he headed a delegation of 10 legislators conducting a five-day study of California's welfare system. Moore said the visit, which will be followed by a study of welfare in Washington state, was in preparation of implementing "flat grant" welfare regulations in Illinois and possibly consideration of other changes. Legislation was recently enacted which allows Illinois to develop a flat grant system in­ stead of calculating numerous and costly variables for each recipient, Moore said. Moore was joined at a news briefing by U.S. Welfare Commissioner Robert C. Carleson, a former California welfare official and one of the engineers of Gov. Ronald Reagan's 1971 welfare reforms. Carleson described Illinois as a "problem" state regarding welfare. "If we're going, to solve the national problem, we're going to have to .solve the problem in Illinois" he said. In addition to flat grants, Moore said he was interested in California's system of insuring that fathers support their children, its computer system of double checking eligibility, and programs requiring welfare recipients to participate in training or work projects. Memorial services for three Navy Blue Angel Flight Team members who. died July 26 near Lakehurst, N. J., were held yesterday at Pensacolg, Fla. Following the service, funeral services were held for the team leader, Lt. Cmdr. M. F. Skip Umstead, at Bar 'Unfair 9 For Black Law Grads SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) Three out of four black law school graduates fail to pass bar examinations allowing them to practice, according to an official of a Negro attorneys organization. Jim Montgomery, spokesman for the National Bar Association (NBA), said the "system is designed to exclude those the examiner wants to exclude" and that his group is seeking to develop alternatives to the exam. "The exam is not designed to test the proficiency of the black lawyer," he said. Edward F. Bell of Detroit, said legal action has been taken in South Carolina and Georgia challenging bar exams. A similar suit has been filed in California on befhalf of minority law students. "One bar examiner bent on mischief can ruin the future careers of hundreds of applicants," Bell said. He said a system allowing successful law school graduates to practice without a bar examination would be preferable to the present system. nearby Barrancas National Cemetery. At least 20 former members of the team were present as the Air Fore Thunderbirds flew over at the conclusion of the mass in 'missing man' formation. UNIFAX a ABINGDON — The Abingdon Fire Department was called Monday at 5:40 p.m. to extinguish a grass fire atong the Burlington Northern right of way in the 300 block of Ellison Street. Firemen were able to bring the blaze under control within a short time. No damage was reported. Plans were made for the Knox County 4-H Show when DeLong Livestock 4-H Club met recently. Members were reminded that all projects are to be at the Knox County fairgrounds by 10 a.m. Aug. 6 for the show which will be Aug. 7-8. Club members and their parents toured the John Deere plant at East Molinc. The Teen Choir from First Assembly of God Church at Arnold, Mo., will sing at the First Assembly of God Church at Abingdon Thursday at 7 p.m. The choir, composed of 22 teen-agers, will present a program of gospel music. The group is presently on tour of churches in Iowa and Illinois. Mike Brown of Kansas City, Mo., is touring with the choir and will speak following the program. Rev. Kenneth File, pastor of the Abingdon church, ABINGDON MRS. GERALD1NE BAUER CORRESPONDENT Home Address: RFD St. Augustine, 111. Ph. 462*247? said the public is invited. Former residents of Missouri and Arkansas are invited to the annual Arkansas reunion at the North Main Street park Sunday at 12:30 p.m. A basket dinner will be served, and drink will be furnished. Mr. and Mrs. Otis Johnson, of Altona, former Abingdon residents, were honored at a potluck dinner last Sunday to note their 25th wedding anniversary which is Aug. 1. Attending from Abingdon were Mrs. Jen tide Johnson and George, Mr and Mrs. Ray Landon, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Berry and Mrs. Patty Haptonstaiil and Johnnie. Steve Josefson returned home Simday after spending two weeks at Ft. Dix, N.J., with the U. S. Army reserves. Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Wicks were Ed Wick of Galva and Mrs. David Wright and Rachel of Blooming ton. Mr. and Mrs. George Way and Jean, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Sherman and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Sherman of Delavan have returned home from a 2- week trip to Daytona Beach, Fla. Guests for the week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Pickrell, Route 3, are Mr. and Mrs. Pat Day, Michele gnd Michael, and Mr. and Mrs. Roger Pickrell and Stacy, all of Jackson, Mich. Cross-country skiers are the ones who don't head for the hills with everyone else, but strike out to get away from it all. Their kind of skiing is on the level—in mere Ways than one. ' READ THE WANT ADS! Sears Bizarre Suicide Fails ...But Not Quite LONDON (UPI) - Mrs. Paul Martin telephoned police to say her husband planned a bizarre and spectacular suicide—by crashing a light private plane into the famous Tower Bridge, one.of 12 bridges spanning the river Thames in London. Firemen, policemen and ambulances rushed to the scene Tuesday. Police diverted traffic during the rush hour to other bridges. Martin twice flew the plane, a single-engihed Beagle Pup, between the familiar twin towers of the bridge and buzzed tall buildings in "The City," the heart of the London financial district. It was in "The City" where Martin worked. The 29-year-old former Royal marine, who worked as a stockbroker's clerk, was accused earlier of stockmarket fraud and was free on bail. He was scheduled to appear in court in September. Officials said Martin reached the bridge without radar picking him up, meaning that he flew at an altitude lower than 300 feet. After flying between buildings in "The City," the plane gained altitude and headed north of London. But Martin did not crash into the Tower Bridge. Instead, two hours after his plane passed between its towers, Martin died in a crash 240 miles away. Witnesses said the plane Navy Pays Nun's Way PHILADELPHIA (UPI) Sister Elizabeth M. Edmunds of Shamokin, Pa., will become the first nun to be commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy. A member of the Sisters of Mercy, Sister Elizabeth, 32, now attends the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. A Navy spokesman said Tuesday the Navy will pay the nun's way through medical school and she will then come into the service as a doctor with the rank of lieutenant. The spokesman said Sister Elizabeth, who has been a nun since 1959, is in her second year of medical school. She will do her residency in the Navy in the field of family practice. Bruce Lee Death Suspicious 3, but he refused to HONG KONG (UPI) - The Hong Kong government said today it will conduct an official .inquiry into the death of American-born actor Bruce Lee. It said it was acting as a result of rumors that followed the death 12 days ago of Lee, start Sept elaborate. Lee was buried in Seattle, Wash., where he met his wife Linda 12 years ago before he became a star. Lee, once a star of the "Green Hornet" television series, returned to Hong Kong in 1971, where he became famous slammed into woods in the Lake District, a favorite tourist spot. Martin died there in a tangled wreckage of plane and trees. Police said the aircraft crashed a few yards from a crowded automobile park and witnesses said it made a steep turn before suddenly roaring earthwards. John Jackson, a holiday camp owner and himself a pilot, said the aircraft "dived straight towards the ground" from a height of about 1,500 feet. "It was still hurtling down at full throttle when it plummeted into the woods," he said. "There was a terrific crash but no fire." Police said Martin was charged in a fraud that reportedly involved $10,000 in stock exchange dealings. French Free Yacht Skipper 32. A government spokesman as the hero of kung fu said the four-day inquest will i movies. PAPEETE, Tahiti (UPI) Skipper David Moodie was released from custody Tuesday by French naval officials who had seized his yacht two weeks ago as it sailed into waters marked for France's South Pacific nuclear tests. Moodie, of Alstead Center, N.H., accompanied by a couple from New Zealand, entered the area as a protest against the nuclear test series that began July 21. When they refused to leave, French officials took them into custody aboard a war- action ship and to wdethe yacht, Fri, out of the danger zone. SAVE M2 Men's Lightweight 10-Speed Racer Regular $91.99 79" Durable All- v steel frame , Wide range touring/racing gear changing system. Adjustable pedals 26-in. wheels free spirit TM Touring Bikes 10-Speed Reg u lor 101.95 92 95 They'll really look forward to going back to school . . . with a beautiful free spirit™ touring bikel Both models feature stem-mounted gear shifts that are always easy to reach. 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