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4 Golesburo Reflterer'Mail. Galesburg, III, "Psstr Ffi., Aufl. 10, 1973 EDITORIAL Comment and Review More Than Controls After two years of price controls of one sort or another, one thing is clear: Price regulations alone are ineffective. They won't work unless government, industry and the consumer show restraint. Item—Fededal and state governments must control their spending. This, of course, is not as easy as it sounds. Both the President and Congress have got to agree on where they're going to hold the line, and thus far this has proved impossible. Congress has found it impractical to agree on limits within its own house. The administration, likewise, while pushing for cuts in a variety of areas, hasn't done all it can to eliminate deadwood in a variety of key programs. Item—The Federal Reserve has got to do more to keep the money supply from growing too rapidly. For too much money circulating, in times tyke these, tends to drive prices up. Again, this solution is easier described than carried out. Too tight a control on the money supply can limit increases in industrial production, in commerce and in consumer buying to a degree that advantageous growth is hampered and the danger of a recession is brought closer. An over- tight control of money can lead to serious amounts of unemployment. Item—Government and industry must both take some determined steps to increase production when needed. In part, this means better government data nationally and internationally (on such matters for example as the international wheat crop and the probability of drought in Russia). In part, it means more rapid government action to relax certain controls—such as farm acreage restrictions and other restraints on output—and more responsive government action in releasing stocks of overpriced basic materials. This again won't be easy of accomplishment. Government data on economics, commerce, production and purchases— especially international data—is gathered inefficiently, is incomplete, frequently inaccurate and almost always so slow in arriving in the hands of those who need to use it that it frequently is of not much account except to scholars. The Commerce Department, on which a heavy share of collection, compilation and analysis depends, has one of the most inefficient bureaucracies in Washington (though it has some very good men) and the Agriculture Department's foreign collection system is hardly better. Item—It will be necessary for both the government and industry to step up on research on substitute materials (for petroleum, as an example), on more efficient means of production, on domestic sources of supply, on improved materials and end products. The problem here is that Congress has a habit of cutting back on research requests in times of inflation when they're most sorely needed. The federal, government departments too frequently sacrifice improvement research prjects in favor of operations when budget hold-downs are called for. Yet we're not going to solve inflation (except at the cost of a recession) and we're not going to be able to meet foreign competition unless we improve our know-how at a more rapid pace. Nader of 1820 Heroes are made, not born, but a heck of a lot depends upon what era they are born into. Take the case of Frederick Accum, ' one of the first pioneers in consumer protection. In 1820, recaljls Chemistry magazine, Accum published a book entitled: "A Treatise on the Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons, Exhibiting the Fraudulent Sophistications of Bread, Beer, Wine, Spirituous Liquors, Tea, Coffee, Cream, Confectionary, Vinegar, Mustard, Pepper, Cheese, Olive Oil, Pickles and Other Articles Employed in Domestic Economy, Timely In the vernacular of our times, we are rendering future Watergates inoperative. -Sea Richard Scbweiker, R-Pa., on bill to limit presidential campaign financing. I am satisfied that North Vietnam will not continue the war in Indochina on a large *cale. What they will do-of that—I am not certain. r -Secretvy of State William P. Rogers. The fact of whether Watergate is the watershed of a beginning, or an end of this and Methods of Detecting Them." Among the "sophistications" Accum exposed were the use of red lead to color cheese, green copper sajjts to color pickles and sulfuric acid to intensify the acid taste of vinegar — all common additives in the supposedly "natural" foods of a century and a half ago. Far from winning him acclaim as an early Ralph Nader, however, publication of Accum's book, which listed irresponsible manufacturers and merchants, led to his disgrace, the loss of his business and friends and his exodus from his home in London. Quotes nation, depends not on who is punished but on how we, the people, carry on from here. —Sen. Lowell P. Weicker, R-Conn. The life that is claimed by an unnecessary roadside hazard, a concealed rural intersection or a freeway designed in such a way that it overtaxes a responsible driver is a life lost through indifference and ineptness. —House Public Works; sub-committee report on safety. Black September May Soon Strike in U.S. WASHINGTON - The Black September gang which murdered two American diplomats in the Sudan and stmt up the Athens airport a few days ago Is expected by federal authorities <» strike soon in the United States. Confidential Federal Aviation Administration security documents quoted by Rep. John Murphy, D-N.Y., say federal agents are on a "continual alert" to head off the attack. The documents suggest the terrorists may kidnap prominent Americans and hold them for ransom or for release of jailed Arabs. In the past, terrorists have sought freedom for Sirhan Sirhan, stayer of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy, D-N.Y. WE HAVE learned from government sources that since the murder of Israeli diplomat Col. Yosef Alon in front of his suburban home here last month, federal Agents have kept more than 90 potentM Arab terrorists under close scrutiny in the Unit* ed States. Many are young Arab students being unobtrusively watched by the FBI. With l lethal ttWor-tat developing between Arab and Jewish terrorists, the G-men also have put a handful of Jewish extremists under dose watch. The threat of kidnapping is so rear that Sen. Jacob Javits, the gutsy New York Republican who has fought tirelessly to free Soviet Jews, has quietly asked his staff to see whether he can get federal protection for some of his appearances. Javiits first made a query about two years ago and renewed it after the slaying of CoL Alon. The FAA,although it same- times provides sky marshals for Individual protection, bis so far, been spared terrorist strikes against stateside airlines. Partly, this is due to new FAA procedures wfokh have helped keep the United States fai-Jack free since an (apparently deranged hijacker mads an unsuccessful attempt in Baltimore January 2nd. Comment By Jack Anderson THE NEW procedures resulted in an amadng upsurge in arrests in June, according to con* fidential FAA reports. A memo from FAA Air Transport Security head A. L. Butler says arrests rose 44 per cent in June over May. "There were 145 guns, 91 explosives (black powder, boxes of ammunition, blasting caps, booby trap simulator, gnfiMe fuse, Hare pen), 2,017 knives, and 3,197 other dangerous articles detected during the pre* boarding pqeaifler screening,'' Butler reported. So far in 1973, the dttat with most arrests for concealed weapons were Tampa, 25; Jack' son, Miss., 20; San Francisco, 19; Los Angeles, 17; New York, 10; Atlanta, Chicago, New Orleans, all eight; Cleveland, Dallas, San Antonio and San Diego, allseven. WHILE THE statistics on arrests are heartening - a total of 291 m June alone - Murphy and several other legislators continue to press for federal airport inspectors to replace private checkers. ,' In alerting House Commerce Chairman Harley Staggers, DW. Va., to the confidential papers on the Black September plotters, Murphy said In a private fetter that "I feel that we are taking • dangerous gamble with the lives of scores of domestic airline passengers.'' Writer Raises Questions About Attitudes Are the personal habits and racial philosophy of Negro Americans pricing the race out of the marked for jobs and gen* eraJ advancement in many fields? Most serious of all, are Macks losing the psychological and moral arguments tbat gave them their only real edge in fighting on many fronts for Interracial Justice? Do they want uncotored opportunity or do they want their awn way, regardless of the damage their awn racial standards may do to the whole society? These are some of the questions raised by a personal letter sent to the NAACP by a white writer who feels strongly on the btackHwMte question. He writes: "THIS LETTER is nob the work of a bigot, but of an individual who was an integrationist when 'integration' was a dirty word. I was a liberal, hut like so many others, I now have no sympathy for the plight of the negro. I do feel that I understand why the negroes— pardon me, blacks-do as they do and why they raise so much hell. But as history has proven, sir, the oppressed become the Comment Roy Wilkin* oppressors. Oonsdously or sub- comscioiusily your damned NAACP and other black organizations and individuals are vindictive. "Many of you — not al, I am sure — do not want justice, but only your way. The negro is always righjtf. Black is beautiful. Baloney! You eotareds sound like a crying baby—when you don't get your way you yedll 'prejudice.' "Man, can't you see how your people are reaMy hurting them- 1973 by NEA, toe II . end my final question is one / have asked the other prospective Jurors tor this case — how do you stand on the King-Riggs tennis match?" (jalesbutg Kegisrer-Mafl Office 140 South prairie Street Galesburg, Illinois. 81401 TIWHONIS NUMBER Register-MsU Exchange 84a.7181 Entered as Second Claw 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 Pritchard, publisher: Charles Morrow, editor and general manager; Robert Harrison, managing editor: Michael Johnson, assistant to the editor; James O Connor, assistant managing editor. National Advertising Representatives: Ward GrUfith Co., Inc.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Boston, Charlotte MEMBER AUDIT BUfi&AU OF CIRCULATION SUBSCRIPTION RATES By Carrier in City of Galesburg 80o a Weelt By RFD mail in our retaU trading zone: 1 Year $16.00 3 Month* |5.|S 6 Months $ S.00 l Month |2.00 No mail subscription* accepted In towns where there is established newspaper boy delivery service. By Carrier in retail trading zone outside City of Galesburg 60c a Week , By maU outside retaU trading tone ip Illinois, Iowa and Missouri and by motor route in retail trading zone: 1 Year (22.00 3 Month* (9.00 6 Months 312.00 1 Month $2.30 By mail outside Illinois. Iowa and Missouri: 1 Year $20.00 3 Month* 37.50 6 Months $14.50 1 Month selves? You will never win .your place in society by demanding. You must earn your roche. You must improve in general. There is more to life and society than being a great athlete or musician. The quotas that must'be filled by blacks, oh, It doesn't matter whether they are quaitied or not!" THIS MAN and thousands of whites like hdm need to be reenlisted in the fair play army. But they will hot be re-enlllsted through interracial slogans. Everyone knows that radial prejudice does exist. Why are Irish Protestants suspicious of Irish Catholics and many of both sUfjtictaus of the British? Why are two black tribes in East Africa at each cithers' throats? Why are the Northern Italians prejudiced against the Southern Italians? To come to the home front/why is t h e r e a lingering, feeling against Dixie whites as well as against non-Dixie whites? So the answer is not for Negroes to give up yelling "prejudice," but to attempt to narrow the complaints down to a factual basis, not a sweeping accusal covering the waterfront. For racial prejudice has existed since the beginning of time and it surely operates against the Negro American, However, it is not present in every single black-white case. Blacks look chMsh when they invoke prejudice Indiscrint- nateJy. NEGROES ARE hurting themselves In housing, in schools and on the job by the weight Ithey gfre just blackness as , against knowledge and skill. If one thinks one^indradth of an inch clearance is "near enough" to one-thousandth of an inch, then no amount of blackness or whiteness will M the gap. And crying discrimination will not do it. The reality is that prejudice does affect the Negro's ability to shelter his family, educate his children and get and hold a job. It is also true that this Sis a long pull, not for easily- discouraged whites or spiteful, diagruntied blacks. They both will learn (perhaps the hard way) as they go along. In the meantime, opportunities must be kept open and judgments made as close to impartiality as personal experience and personal prejudices will permit. We must not sell ability short by slamming the door of race in anyone's face. The Almanac By United Press International Today is Friday, Aug. 10, the 222nd day of 1973 with 143 to follow. The moon is approaching its full phase. The morning stars are Mercury, Mars and Saturn. The evening stars are Venus and Jupiter. Those born on this date are under the sign of Leo. Herbert Clark Hoover, 31st president of the United States, was born Aug. 10, 1874. Also on this day in history: In 1776, a committee of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson suggested that the United States adopt "E Pluribus Unum" as the motto of the Great Seal of the newly independent nation. In 1833, Chicago was incorporated as a village. Population: 200. In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill met in Quebec for the sixth conference of World War II. In 1965, a Titan missile site explosion in Searcy, Ark., killed 53 persons. 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