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4\ "Like Alt Our Wines Gives You a Harmless Glow! r Cities Winning Rebirth Two decades after World War II, the situation in many of the nation's major w cities was approaching the crisis point. llie flight to the suburbs continued apace, diminishing the urban tax base even as the demands of lower-income groups for better housing, education and other services increased First attempts to find solutions to the growing problems of our major urban centers were left to the master planners. Grandiose ideas, however, were not enough to bring about the necessary rebirth. Government attempted to redevelop the inner city, but failed more times than it succeeded. In recent years, the entire picture has changed with the realization that remaking the cities demands the combined ef- irts of the experts, all levels of govern- tent and the public-minded private sector. + Without this interest and participation tie part of the entire citizenry, the vast redevelopment projects either competed or in advanced stages in cities firoughout the nation would not be possible. * Even a partial listing is impressive: ittsburgh, whose renaissance started more 20 years ago and inspired all the hers. Hartford. Philadelphia. Atlanta. One of the most ambitious proposals the construction of a new town just south of Chicago's "Loop" at an estimated cost of $15 bityion. Detroit's waterfront is being cleared to make way for 84 acres of apai offices and cultural facUities in the downtown area. When completed, its Renaissance Center wil\ be a third again as large as New York's Rockefeller Center. In New York City itself, the Lower Manhattan fininacial district has undergone tremendous changes in the last IS years, nearlv all of which has been financed through sector led by the Down town-Lower Manhattan Association, composed of the leaders of 200 business institutions. More than $5 bityion has been spent or committed on new construction through 1980. Already* the city is receiving more than $100 million annually in new tax income. Nearly 47 million square feet of new office space has been created. If built in a new city, this new space would be the fourth largest office center in the nation. Today, Lower Manhattan is stijl mainly a business center. But by 1980, it will be a 24-hour community with parks, shopping, restaurants, theaters and education and recreation facilities. Some 100,000 people three times the present residential popula- •~ wUl actually live in Lower Man tion hattan in attractive new housing of a variety of rental ranges. % % % it it r The Commonwealth Conference Although the British Empire seems Hmost as remote as the Ottoman Empire, fte ties of sentiment between former British qplonies and the mother country remain $rong. That, some cynics contend, is aU fiat is left of the Commonwealth. Few Observers, therefore, expect substantive results from the meeting of Commonwealth yime ministers and heads of state in Ottawa, Aug. 2-10. As a spokesman for the Commonwealth Institute told Editorial Ee- aearch Reports in London, "It is a strange Association cf friends who have no joint $Utical or defense responsibilities." 5 At the last such conference in Singa- gpre, in January 1971, Prime Minister Ed- Ward Heath lost his patience with African tyttfors who lectured him at length about ft* possible British sale of arms to South £firi£ft* 'Hie equally thorny question of Rhodesia is on the 1973 draft agenda. But Igeath is likely to listen patiently to Afri* $B complaints this time. If either Kenya $ Tanzania were to expel Asians as Uganda <|d last year, the political repercussions if EbfliAd could hunt Conservative Party Janeu ia the next ekcti This will be the first meeting of the Commonwealth heads of state since Britain entered the Common Market. Secretary General Arnold Smith suggested in a re* port that, "Far from weakening the Com(in) the EEC can serve to strengthen it, since this will result in the expansion of that monwealth, British membership . network of ties among the medium and in ^^^^^ small-sized powers of the world which . . , must be of increasing importance in the future structure of international relations/' Arnold said that while the old order of the Commonwealth was changing, "the new is yet to emerge." Britain is making it abundantly clear that it no longer needs the Commonwealth. British newspapers have reported that Heath is considering going home early so that he can take part in the Admiral's Cup races in his sailboat, Morning Cloud. It is also rumored that the reason the conference did not take place later in August was that Foreign Secretary Alec Douglas Home did not want to miss the opening of the grouse-shooting season. If Heath does not stay until the end of the discussions, it will be the first time a British Prime Minister has walked out since the conferences started in 1944. Six Times Higher in Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, P. R. (NfiA) Puerto Rks) need* nearly 200,000 new Join In the next four years to keep pace with labor force grown ana no cut moaer* rtely into its WgMevel unemployment. So its leadership hails the hard-won exemptions it finally achieved in new U. S. minimum wage legislation. The new bill sets up a formula that edges wages up IS cents an hour each year in industries where they are presently $1.60 an hour or more, and lifts them 12 cents an hour per year where they are below $1.60 hourly at this time. To mainland Americans aware of the poverty which still lays a heavy grip on Puerto Rico, it may be difficult to detect 1 'victory'' in exemptions from a higher general minimum wage measure. This island's per capita grass national product last year was just $2,068, a bit more than $700 lower than Mississippi's, the poorest mainland state terto Rico's economt specialists know that their pulling power for industry has been rooted deeply in cheap wages iand a variety of tax exemptions and incentives. They see any precipitate, rigid rise in mini­ mum wage levels fit sure to smother growth, pkmge the is* land into heavier wemphy* ment, end send thouMnds of is* landers off to overload main* land welfare mils in big U. S. cities. Hie key thing here is not how low per capita GNP stands to* day, but how much It has risen under Puerto Rico's hard-driving economic and political leadership. In 19S0 it WttS Just $343, and it has gone up roughly six times despite nearly complete lack of natural resources. The island does have some stores of copper in its mountainous interior, but so far these are largely undeveloped. Having evidently demolished the minimum wage roadblock it greatly feared, the new Puerto Rico government under 36- yeaiMrtd Gov. Rafael Hernandez Colon still has plenty of other immediate worries. As everywhere, inflation is wracking this island of 2.8 million. Food cost shot up 20 per cent last year, and these and other burdens have touched off a rash of strikes among government workers. At this writing, a second garbage-worker strike has been plaguing San Juan, annoying both the native citizens and the tourists counted on so heavily for income. Puerto Rico's economic chief, Teodoro Moscow, called by ex* Gov. Luis Munoz one of the island's glorious old veterans of Its earlier economic gain, has the tantalizing task now of reconciling ambitious plans for huge new growth with antipollution laws and the insistent cries of the environmentalists. Here again the government is asking for special exemptions whkh will recognise its witer- bound isolation and <***** not throttle the iddKl mdostrW development it is counting on to undergifd what Munoz in an interview labeled as fmto Rico's "peaceful notation," This battle wil be tough, since a central element in fa- ture growth is A deep wstor port to attract still more and Wggtr already an important foundation-stone in Puerto Rico's Job- making plans. OU spills and the airborne wastes of refineries are the environmentalists' great bugaboos. Moscoso insists the peril is minimal in this water-washed area where the surrounding ocean is deep and strong trade breezes blow. Probably nothing illustrates better Puerto Rico's dogged push toward further economic uplift than its efforts to infuse new life into its sagging tow- ism. It has plans for a toga array of combined condominium-hotels, with marinas at coastal points, and a network of small country inns. The goal: Make the whole island a vacationiand and get off the Miami Beach kick. Rafferty Cuts JOY Contestants List -I Some years ago I inaugurated the "Jackass of the Year" award for conspicuous stupidity In education. There were only two ground rules for qualifying: (a) the example had to be genuine, and (b) it bad Co be something over and above ordinary, run-of-the-mill asininity. Result: My indefatigable readers swamp me with so many J. O. Y. nominees every year that I've had to computerize (he contest. It's time now to release the 1972-73 list of finaiists, divided into three major categories. 1 — Clod-pated professors. > — University of Minnesota's Robert Fulton, who spends the taxpayers' money on a course in "Deaith," during which his students frequent cemeteries, hang around funeral parlors and visit the Hamilton County morgue. b — University of.Southern California's Leo BusgaMa, who has started a course called Comment By Max "Love 1-A" which, quite frankly, I'm afraid to pry into too deeply. c — Oklahoma University's Wendy Berlowitz, who stripped naked while reading poetry to her English class. I wonder just what poetry &e was reading. d — Northern Illinois Universi­ ty president, Richard Nelson, a sterling patriot who banned the playing of the "Star-Spangled Banner" before basketball games because he was afraid somebody might object. — Virginia Commonwealth University's Douglas Wallace, whose forte was developing "studies" and "courses" in Applied Pomograhy until some party pooper fired him. II — Screwball psychologist, a — Scottsdale, Arizona's LMARI WEEHt © 1973 by NEA, !n< "/ suggest you hope tor a food shortage!" Galesbw Office 140 South Prairie Strett Galesburg, IlJinols, tiUOl TELEPHONE NUMB6R Register-Mail Exchange 343-7181 • " ™— 1 ' ' ' • i MM! •! IMP' mi ,i • n wm Entered as Second Claaa 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 Pay and Veterans Day. — Jmm - r , , , mj ^ mmnmm ^ m ^^ m mmmi - M r ~— 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. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By Carrier in City of Gajesburg 50c a Week National Advertising Representatives: Ward Griffith Co., Inc., New York. Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles. San Franoisco, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Boston, Char- MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION By RFD mail in our retail Wading zone: 1 Year 816.00 3 Months 65 If 6 Months 8 9.00 i Month 13 .00 No mail subscriptions accepted In towns where there is established newspaper boy delivery service. By Carrier in retail trading zone outside City of Galesburg 50c a Week , By mail outside retail trading tone in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri and by motor route in retail trading zone: 1 Year $22.00 3 Months 81.00 6 Months 312.00 1 Month (3 30 By mail outside Illinois, X0W8 and Missouri: 1 Year 826.00 3 Months 87.50 6 Months €14.50 1 Month |3.(* Anita Montague, whose "Moxn- ergy" therapy mandates "shouting, kicking, screaming and yelling of obscenities." It would be interesting to learn how the neighbors enjoy it. b - Culver City, California's Ivy Mooring, whose recipe for teaching chUdren to avoid drug abuse at the age of 19 is to let the toddler touch "everything within his reach" at the age ntoe months* Inasmuch as (his presumably would include notches, cleaning fluk| and ant paste, the good shrink is obviously on the right track: The child won't be aroqtig long enough to abuse anything at the age* of 19: Or even 9, fat thai matter. discipline by taking the trouble* makers on weekly field trips to Hartstene Island, where they can be "turned on" by the great out-of-doors. Moral for all the other pupils with eyes to see and the intelligence of a turkey: "If you act up enough in class, you get to go on a groovy field trip." Lots of luck, Mr. Marriotto. So there they are: jackasses carefully culled from a vast herd of their braying, kicking kind. They are such exquisite ex- artwrtes of fatuity, such flawless '.t\ in us "progres- III - Prej sive" educators. a — Georgia's " teacher of trie year" J. Fenrell Drummond, in whose classes there are "no assignments, the students choose what they want to study, grade their own work and are not required to attend class." Incidentally and logically, there are no tests, either. After all, what would there be to test? b PTA Magazine's Lola May, who blasts the schools for "taking out the Mils." Seems she wants the schools to "leave the frills in" and take out "mathematics, English and science." In case you want to know where she works so that you can keep your kids away from her, it's in the Winnetka, Illinois, public schools, a system with a long, long record of educational idiocy going clear back to the salad days of the late John Dewey. c — Shelton, Washington's Pioneer School principal, Richard Marriotto, who administers gems of fofily, that even my 'computer broke down with a great billowing of smoke and a despairing clanking and whdr- : iting when |t was asked to n3ime the ultimate winner of (has year's J.O.Y. Award. As a; resuflt, I'm declaring a tie and awarding "Maries" to alii the educational finalists. For the Grand Sweejpstakes winner, I've gone outside -the field of Education altcgetfier an" lected hypnotist Dr. William Bryan. He tolfd a group of his colleagues not too long ago that "most of history's wars could -have been averted" if the world leaders had just been sexier. "The cruelty and violence of Hitler and Stalin was due to their meager sex lives," Dr. Bryan procladmed. "All leaders tld be required to keep sexually satisfied," Well, that's one way to look at it, I guess. But apply that theory to such leaders as Jesus Christ, Paul of Tarsus and St. Francis of Assisi, and you can see why Dr. Bryan is in an intelligence bnaicket aU his very own. - /Ctipyriight 1973, Los Angeles Times i Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Vatican 5 area is 106 J acres 8 Pope—-XII was one of its sovereigns 112 Operatic solo 113 At this time 14 Nested boxes 15 Source of iodine 116 Parson bird (var.) 17 Grandparental 18 Adjectival suffix 19 First asteroid discovered 21 Upward (comb, form) 22 Expire 23 Mountain crest 24 Payment demand 25 Shank 27 Disavows 29 Depot (ab.) 31 Standard (ab.) 32 Devour M fisaima 34 Incinerator 37 Tidings 40 Knave of clube (cards) 41 Flush with success 43 Greenland Eskimo 45 High mountain 40 Weight of • Thailand 47 Feminine nickname 48 Incision 50 Piece out 51 Geraint's wife (legend) 52 Poi source 53 Unit of reluctance 54 Forefather 55 European river 56 Streets (ab.) 57 Hardy heroine DOWN 1 Hardened inl amass 2 Peaceful 3 Jouster 4 Island in the Carolines 5 Bury 6 Journeyed through 7 Most agreeable - Aaiwer te Frevieei Puale WMIJII 3 • iiiFom m m aids* M u a M i *J tn r=a m M a M • l=IMI-lMM @l!UW|:j 34 Dance song (music) 35 Diamond VIP 36 Clamor 38 Churchill'* nickname 39 Flight of stem 40 Sticky ^ substance 42 Asian weights 44 Peruvian mountains 49 Craggy hf 51 East (Fr.) herb 9 Enter with hostile intentions 10 Planet 11 Legislator 19 Spanish dancer's gadget 20 Sentry 26 Employer 28 Slothful 30 Workshops (MIWSMHft |M7|UtlSf ASSH.)

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