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Says Report THE JOURNAL WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27,1971 Race Relations Reporting Not Adequate PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Newspapers are still failing to report adequately the continuing story of race relations in America, says a report to I h e Associated Press Managing Editors Association. It also said employment of black reporters remains \dis- proportionately low as compared with the growing black population.\ David Ginsburg, a Washington lawyer who was executive director of the 1968 Presidential Commission on Civil Dis- orders which criticized newspapers for Federal Publication Notes Seaway's Important Role Editor's Note: The St. Lawrence Seaway Pevelopment Corporation with offices at Massena, is an operating administration of I he U.S. Department of Transportation. The Seaway is featured in a recent publication of the Transportation Department's brochure, \U.S. Department of Transportation— Facts and Functions\ now available from I he U.S. Government Printing Office. Because all of Northern New York has an inleresl in the future of the Seaway, we are printing this recognition of the Seaway's role of significance. The Merchant Marine Bill of 1970 granted coastal status to the Greal Lakes, enabling Great Lakes ports lo compete on an equitable basis with ocean ports. It gave official \fourth seacoasl\ identity to the Lakes and waterway. The legislation has been hailed as a beginning of a new era of progress for (he Seaway. SAINT LAWRENCE SEAWAY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION By U.S. Department of Transportation Sail directly from Duluth, Minnesota, lo Europe? Ship grain by sea from Chicago? Yes. The St. Lawrence Seaway gives the Midcontinent of North- America a direcl tie with Europe, South America, and (he rest of the world. Linked with canals and locks, the Seaway transforms (he Atlantic Tidelands, the St. Lawrence River, and Els a Luksich Will Address Canton Teachers CANTON—Elsa Luksich, ad- ministrator of the manpower program for SI. Lawrence County, will speak to Ihe Canton retired teachers Nov. 3. The meeting will be a pot-luck lun- cheon at 12:30 in Ihe Canton Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Members are asked to furnish either a hoi dish, salad or dessert and table service. For further information, call 386-8649. AIDS MENTALLY ILL FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The State MentaLHealth Department has started a pilot program for criminal offenders who are mentally ill. It will operate programs at a diagnostic center near Louisville and open a unit at the state penitentiary near Eddyville for prisoners with psychiatric problems. Ihe five Great Lakes into a 2,342-mile marine stairway on which ships climb 600 feet above sea level—roughly as high as a 60-story building. II is ice-free and navigable about nine months of Ihe year. Its completion in 1959 has stimulated development and expansion of ports— both Canadian and U.S.—along its 8,300- mile shoreline. The Seaway'is jointly operated by the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation and Canada's Sf. Lawrence Seaway Authority. Created in 1954 and wholly owned by the United States Government, Ihe Corporation maintains offices in Massena, New York as well as al Department headquarters in Washington., The Corporation operates on its own revenues, and earnings in excess of operating costs are sent to the United States Treasury as paymenl on the $133.8 million construction loan. Legislation passed as pari of President Nixon's merchant marine program in 1970 wiped out accrued and future interest obligations on I his debt. This action will help to avoid loll in- creases, which will in turn favorably affect the growth of Greal Lakes ports and the economy of our Midwest. About 50 million tons of cargo transil Ihe Seaway annually. Bulk cargo, machines, tools, automobiles and a host of general cargoes are now shipped directly from its ports to markets around the world. Huge lakers carry 27,000 tons—more than 1,000,000 bushels of gram, Ihe yield of about 51,000 acres of prairies farmland—to transshipment points on Ihe Sll. Lawrence River. Merchantmen! of the ocean-going fleet usually carry loads of nine or ten thousand tons—a few, up to 21,000 tons. Ice conditions normally close America's \Fourth Seacoast\ from about mid-December to Ihe beginning of April. Shippers indicate that a 10-month season would permit full utilization of their ships on Great Lakes-overseas routes. This would allow more round trips, would stimulate containership service, and could add .millions of dollars in total income to the economy of ! he region each year. The Corporation is working closely with the Coast Guard and with other interested agencies to explore the feasibility of extending the season by at least one month. The Midcontinent accounts for a large share of North American industrial and agricultural production. The St. Lawrence Seaway is a vital artery through which raw materials and finished products flow lo and from world markets. their sparse coverage of minorities, reviewed the situation three years later for APME and reported \some progress.\ \The press now knows how to report on cops and robbers,\ Gin- sburg said in a report released by AP- ME's Minority News Committee headed by Robert J. Haiman of the St. Pe- tersburg (Fla.) Times. \That the Panthers have profited by (his development is true; so have the rest of us. \Civil disorders, in particular, are being covered far more intelligently than ever before. Few big city reporters are ignorant of the anatomy of racial explosion and riots. The ability of the press generally to handle the special or Ihe spectacular is beyond dispute.\ But Ginsburg said that white newspapers had missed spotting the (rends that led lo racial violence and racial change, the government also missed them. Ginsburg said there is still merit in a recommendation of the so-called Kerner Commission that an institute of urban communications be established. He said could be a source of trained urban reporters and disseminate news of the racial scene. \We're dealing with one of the crucial domestic stories in America's history,\ Ginsburg reported. \If the press misses or misplays it, the wound in our society may not heal.\ On black newsmen, Ginsburg said total employment is now estimated at one black in 65, and contended that \as yel, journalism is not a profession which the black man regards as open lo him.\ SUC Sponsoring Career Day At College Union POTSDAM—The office of career planning and placement al State University College at Potsdam is sponsoring a Federal Government Career Day Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of the College Union. The faculty and students of Clarkson College of Technology, St. Lawrence University, Stale University Agricultural and Technical .College at Canton, and Slate University College at Potsdam are invited to participate. Ogdensburg, NOW PLAYING PARAMOUNT PICTURES PRESENTS Ali MacGraw • Ryan O'Neal I The Year's 4 #1 Best Seller John Marley&Ray MHIand [GPJgS> IN COLOR A PARAMOUNT PICTURE 215-217 FORD STREET ^•^ Princess Shop DOWNTOWN OGDENSBURG Many Items On Free Doer Dollar On All Your World Of Fashions Everything New . . . . . . For Fall And Winter COATS • CAR COATS • SKI-JACKETS • FUR-TRIMMED CLOTH DRESSES • JUNIORS • MISSES • HALF SIZES •\ - * * MINOR HOCKEY held a very successful bar- prepared the chickens, over 500 were sold. (Staff becue Sunday at the VFW. 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