Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on August 8, 1973 · Page 4
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, August 8, 1973
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Gelesbur .3 J r 7C Nixon Snubs Set Japanese on Edge WASHINGTON (NEA) - It is sadly Instructive to watch Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka of Japan execute verbal end runs to avoid acknowledging the humiliation this top ally and trading partner has suffered several times at President Nixon's hands. Talking at length to a small group of newsmen, the prime minister began with the expected comment that his visit here was part of a series of continuing talks with the President, the first meeting having occurred 11 months ago in Hawaii. The purpose, of course, is better understanding. So far so good. But, right at the outset, Tanaka was asked why, if this method of high-level communication was deemed fruitful, difficulties arose between Japan and the United States. ' His answer was that, by and large, the relationship between the two countries was satisfac- icry but that "there are some frictions, naturally." On the surface, that made the differences sound trivial, So Tananka was asked if it were Off rot a fact that they developed in the area* of highert importance to Japan. Here the prime minister did not give a direct, responsive reply. To have done so would have been to concede, in a difficult setting, that Mr. Nixon has deeply angered the Japanese on at least three occasion* policy by shocking them with major moves on which they were given no prior notice. Two of the shocks are now an old story — the 1971 announcements of the President's intent to visit Otina and his severe economic turnabout involving trade and currency moves which strongly affected Japan. The third, the stiff U. S. export curb on its soybean output, la only weeks old. For the Japanese, soybeans are not ad- mil feed but vital human sustenance, and they fill 90 per cent of their needs in this country, Just recently, presidential t ft'de Henry Kissinger gamely took the blame for the 1971 failure to advise Japan in advance of Its revolutionary overtures toward China. Comment By Bruce Biossat But the matter of what to tell an ally and when Is in truth a presidential decision, and the Japanese know it. The anger which Tanaka, for many reasons, must publicly conceal on a visit here has often been candidly expressed to me by lesser officials, both here and in Japan. If our silence with Japan on the 1971 China move can now be perotived as A mistake, what was learned from it? We have Just finished kicking our friends in the teeth on toy- beans The' reality i* that this insensitive treatment is an inesc«p» able consequence of Mr. Nix- cn's bent toward secrecy. The testimony from knowledgeable sources is compelling. Only a snail handful of people ever know what the President is going to do about anything, foreign or domestic. When Mr. Nixort visited Soviet Premier Brezhnev in Mos-1972, he took along his country's most expert Rus- iterpreter been privately advised that the man was never used in the important face-to-face talks between the two leaders. The President at all times relied upon Soviet interpreters, and neither the U. S. interpreter nor any other t'. S. aide was present during the talks. So Tanaka and other leaders ere members of a very ls>g« club. I Politics Prelude to Elections 1 t "I 1 1 > i EDITORIAL Comment and Review 4 4 Four Why, all of a sudden, are food soaring? According L. H. Simerl Cooperative Extension of Illinois' College o + there are four main causes, and none them developed a\L that si (1) The rising incomes of consumers. The increased nrosoeritv of most Ameri - J L. readily family personal writes Simerl in Patrons Guide, by Graifrfed beef, for example, once a 'luxury enjoyed only by higher income families, has become a "necessity of life.*' Despite recent protests — and the abhormal ^ situation regarding beef — food is more abundant and is available in more convenient forms. More consumers now can, *Und do. buy these foods with much less m a M -* *^e> consideration about prices than their par grandparents One supplies now cause much larger price swings than in earlier years. (2) The increasing specialization of < farmers* times, farmers They make adjustments to changing weather and market conditions. Now, most farmers are specialists. They produce only one or two crops or kinds of livestock. A broiler producer, for example,' often produces nothing else, not even the feed he uses. He must buy feed, virtually regardless of cost. The same condition ap­ plies increasingly to the producers of eggs and pork, to dairymen and to the operators of cattlre feedlots. (3) The disappearance of price-stabilizing reserves of farm products. For most of the, past 40 years, the government helped stabilize farm prices by buying when supplies were excessive and selling when there were shortages, Now, the government has only small reserves that can be sold to meet rising demands from our own people and from other lands. , (4) The growing tendency of work! demand for farm products to increase faster than production, Until recently, the optimists who believed that the world could feed all its people seemed to be right But 1971 and 1072 brought short crops in many places Russia, China, India, Southeast Africa and elsewhere. Bad weather plagued most of the United States, This year, the principal U.S. crops, soybeans and feed grains, may again be skimpy. Short supplies always produce unstable prices. All of these great changes — consumer prosperity, specialization of farmers, diminishing stocks of grain and short crops have combined to produce larger swings lets, says Simerl. None of this will be of much consola- in tion to harried housewives, or to the person on a fixed income. But at least it indicates that there is no one "villain" responsible for the current phenomenon of shortages and inflation shaking the nation's dinner table. The Decline of SCLC V Ten years ago, the Southern Christian , Leadership Conference was riding high. "Five years ago* it was devastated by the assassination of its leader but still was a potent force in the civil rights movement. Today, SCLC is leaderless, virtually insolvent, and perhaps on the brink of disintegration. Thus, the organization's 16th annual convention, which opens Aug. 16, in Indianapolis, will hardly be a joyous event. The Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy, SCLC's president since 1968, announced last month that he was resigning his post as of Aug. In doing so, he accused middle-cjass The 000 An atmosphere purposefulness epitomized King's concluding - + withholding £ i!the organization. His criticism extended w Eleven to Mrs. Martin Luther King Jr., 'VJwidow of SCLC 's founder. Abernathy said hat white Mrs; King still enjoyed "100 - 'per cent of my backing in her work," she * had not been willing to share money from * her Martin Luther King Jr. Center for * Social Change c: profits from a fund* I'c.sing function held earner this year. What a change from the SCLC of a to 4 1963 f Dm March on Washing "I Have a Dream" address. Congress proceeded to approve two major civil rights acts in 1964 and 1963. King was planning another mass demonstration in Washington when he was struck down by an assassin's bullet in April 1968. Abernathy lost no time announcing that the Poor People's Campaign would go forward in accordance with King's wishes. In the midst of the campaign, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in California. Inevitably, then, the Solidarity Day demonstration in Washington on June 19, 1968, was a sorrowful and angry occasion. Two of the most forceful spokesmen for civil rights had met with violent death only two months apart. The intervening years have failed tu p:''due? any Mirv'^ors of comparable stature, and that is the main reason why the Southern Christian Leadership Conference now finds itseV in such deep difficulty. This is what people in polities oatt'an off year, An off year is one in which there are no ote&ttem and sup* po&tfyy no campaigns. In hyperactive JUnois, however, that is not the ease, Since the llliftois General Assembly consistently retoea to change the March primary election date, pn&peetive o^fcehoktere must file their nomlnaibkig petitions in December of the ofl year. That means some candidates must begin shopping around su rters and a slot on •allot as eiariy as the stim- and fall of a non-election year. And that is exafctty happening now anoos most interesting developments have occurred at the state level, where Gov. Dan- cits are •Ml.) and his < for a stronger posi- :attc policymafc Dem and firm control government. Walker has already designed a new campaign financing organization outside the regular Democrat Party, whdeh, if sUCr cessful, would permfflt him to pick and choose legij&MAve can­ didates assured of befrig more responsive to his programs than the current Democrait lawmak- wiffl toa/ve campdete ers. WaJker control of the purse strings of the new finance committee and would be in a poadltiion to share the wealth only with those dan didates firmly cotrtmitted to him. There has baen speculation that the governor will also attempt to have the 1970 reiap- portionment map overthrown so that all legislators will be up for re-election at the same time. © 1973 by NIA, Inc "Evidently father found the kind of summer reading for which he was looking!" Office 140 South Prairie Street Galesburg, Illinois, 61401 TELEPHONE NUMBER Register-Mail Exchange 343-7181 SUBSCRIPTION RATES By Carrier in City ol Galeeburf 50c a Week Entered as Second Class 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 Day and Veterans Day. Ethel Custer Fritchard, publisher; Charles Morrow, editor and general manager; Robert Harrison, managing editor; Michael Johnson, assistant to the editor; James O'Connor, assistant managing editor. By RFD mail in our retail trading zone: 1 Year $16.00 3 Month* S5 26 6 Months $ 9.00 1 Month 12 .00 V lives; Wa:<l u« iti'th Co., inc., New i i)i K , CJIK- -4»>. I'I ' ioi!, i .us Ac gelts. Sail t'i diii-iai-o. Atl.uiia. Mm neapoJis, Pittsburgh, Boston, Charlotte. i*"^^^^^ MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION No mail subscription! accepted in towns where there is established newspaper boy delivery service. By Carrier in retail trading zone outside City of Galesburg ^ 50c a Wtttk By mail outside retail trading zone in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri and by motor route in retail trading •/one: \ Year 122 l«i Mnnlhs $6 ti0 0 Mur, i.. ^12 ih I JVIttrrlh %Z 50 By mail outside . if'mus. luwa and Missouri: 1 Year $26.00 3 Months $7.50 6 Months |14.50 1 Month f3.l* further enabling Mm to mdd a friendly legislature. The governor's mofldve? Some of his critics suggest the state's chief executive likes the ring of "President Walker." dbsier to home, the attentiLon is being focused on the Knox Cofumliy Courthouse. The county clerk, Democrat Yvonne O'Brd- f, Democrat Ray- *erson; the circuit clerk, Republican Ed Welch; the superintendent of Knox County's educational service region, Republican Robert Peck; and the treasurer, Republican George Shirick, will be up for election, and there is little doubt all of them drill be in the running. The only foima%^rmounced candidate for any oi those posts is Eugene Bryce, a Republican (Who would like to unseat Peterson. The list of potential candidates for county offices is lengthy for this early in the season. At \east eight or nine individuals are actively seeking support for one of the posts or are being urged to run by party leaders. The Republicans, Sftiil stung by historic upsets itt courthouse politics three years ago, would like to recapture the sheriff's and county clerk's offices from the DemadHaits. And, of course, the Demoot^aitiS are relieve the GOP of more cal parties ait d\ levels of government, understeivttalbly, is at* tempting to gauge the effects of the Wat&igaife gfttftttal on next year'** etoet&om. Some Democrat aire jumping up and (town with glee, con- vineed that Richard Nixon & Co. is the great&rt a% the Demootait Party h&s ever had* The more muck tttat ttows from the Senate hearings and the federal invetf ^ations, the more votes the Democrat omMatea will collect next year, Khey reason. The pi a u s i b 11A t y of that thought process is open to question, however. Those Democrats may find that the electorate isn't placing the blame for corruption in government on Repiibl &C'ani9 alone. Many voters are aippanMtJy convinced thatt most or all JMJU- itiktes are .overcome by their. proclivity and that the Republicans were simply too clumsy and got caught. And if thfait is the oaise, in- steafd of giving Demociialt caiv didates lanridLilde victories next year, the Voters may just staiy home, or take their disgUst out on aH inoumbent oiEfitceholders, ty offices. Both tasks will be difficult. The Demioonait: olMicehoMers have left little room for criticism in their respective operations, considering the obstacles encountered during the first three years in office. The Republicans also have strong records and the advantage of being Republicans. the leadership in both politic regardless of .thedr politlical affiliation. In any case, the hAbkm's po- Ktical system can count on a major upheaval next November, and the campaigns budding this fal should produce some Unusually interesting theaitrics. Now You Know . . . By United Press International An elephant in captivity can consume 500 pounds of hay and 60 gallons of waiter in a day. 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