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•a]Z Golesburg ReQister-Mail, Galesburg, Tuesday, Aug, 7, 1973 pb Equality Better But Figures May Be Misleading By ARNOLD B. SAWISLAK WASHINGTON (UP I) Stanley S. Scott, special assist* ant to the President, pro* clalTWti recently that the Nixon administration has made good Washington Window on Us promise to "help put black Americans into the economic mainstream of this country." Scott, highest-ranking black at the White Mouse, said that "in 1969, black businesses were aided to the tune of $2W million" while in this fiscal year "that aid to minority enterprises will jump to $1.2 billion." He then asked: "Does that sound like a withdrawal from a federal obligation to the poor?" \ Scott, speaking to a convention of minority contractors, obviously was relying on a favorite aphorism of John F. Kennedy—"a rising tide raises all ships"—in making his point about federal aid to black businesses under the Nixon administration. But he was no more addressing himself to what was actually happening than were Kennedy and Johnson administration spokesmen in the 1960s when they cited billions of federal dollars going into job training and remedial education programs while black unemployment continued to be double or more the rate of white joblessness. It is, in fact, remarkable to IF YOU HAVE A HEAD FOR FASHION... MISS. AMERICA HAS THE SHOE FOR IT, Getting up in the world—thaVs you In Miss America's high risers. Shoes that put you above the crowd with lots of soie and heel. MISS AMERICA SHOES W*^^* 214 E. MAIN ST. PH. 342*1313 find any Nixon administration official bragging about how much money the government is putting into programs designed to solve social problems. The President himself made much in his budget message this year of the fallacy of measuring progress that way, disdaining it as "trying to solve problems by throwing money at them." The fair standard of progress, as the Republican proprietors of the Office of Economic Opportunity emphasized for four years right up to the moment when the White House decided to deep-six 060, is results, that means the question is not how much you put into a program, but how much you get out of it. The Washington Post, commenting on this issue, made the comparison of the growing black poverty, as newly report* Kidnapers Free Three Persons BUENOS AIRES (UPI) Kidnapers released three, persons Monday, but seized at least two more in an unchecked wave of abductions that concentrates chiefly on foreigners and the riidh. More than 100 persons have been reported kidnaped this year, with ransoms paid for their releases ranging from a few thousand dollars to millions of dollars. One of the kidnap victims freed Monday went home by taxi, his fare paid by a banknote removed by kidnapers from the ransom paid for his release. The parents of Alberto Martin Weber, 13, paid a reported $70,000 for his release. Seized Near Home The youth, was seized near his Buenos Aires home on July 26. Altejandra Gallego Sanchez, 10, also was kidnaped July 28 and was released on a street corner in Cordoba, about 400 miles northwest of Buenos Aires. Police did not say if a ransom was paid. Also freed Monday was Rogelio Giiabone, an official at the Buenos Aires airport but there was no report of a ransom in his case. Shortly before the release of little Miss Sanchez, police said Mrs. Amelia de Guerin and her 10-year-cJd son Carlos were forced into a car in Cordoba as they left their home. Police in the city of Per- gamino, near Buenos Aires, reported the kidnaping of a textile plant owner and police sources in the same city, said men identifying themselves as members of the leftwing guerrilla People's Revolutionary Army seized Nestor Parnaso, 16, son of a wealthy cattle grower. In political developments, Mrs. Juan D. Peron, wife of former president, said Monday ! she mi'ghit accept nomination as l vice president to run with her | husband in the Sept. 23 J elections. Elections Called The elections were called to return Peron to the post he lost in 1955 when the military revolted. His Justicialista party nominated. Peron by acclamation for president Saturday and then nominated his wife for vice president. Mrs. Peron, 40, said she wanted a few days to consider the nomination but then said Monday she would abide by the Justifcialista party's wishes. Peron, 77, said Sunday he would make his decision after consulting his doctor. He has been suffering from what was officially described as a "flu virus." President Hector J. Oaimpora, the first civilian president in seven years, resigned July 13 to pave the way for the new elections. ed by the Census Bureau, with a Harvard economist's analysis of income differences between white and black workers. In this case he found that young black women wen earning almost as much as young white women arid that black melt in the same 25-34 group had considerably closed the gap between them and white men of the same age category. Whole Story Urtold That at least compares oranges with oranges—results with results. And it might be possible to say that it is a significant sign of progress to have blacks and whites in the family-formation age group to |toe moving toward equality. But it also must be remembered that isolating one age group for comparison does not tell the whole story. The full baskets of oranges in this case are those Census figures on all families, and the cold fact remains that the white basket is about 40 per cent larger than the black, and that the difference between them did not change significantly between 1971 and 1972. There also was a larger point, noted by the Post. 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