Chicago Tribune from Chicago, Illinois on June 28, 1970 · 27
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CHICAGO TRIBUNE, SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 1970 POLITICAL WAR IS DECLARED AT CON-CON Issue Is Proposed Revenue Article BY JOHN ELMER IChlun TrlbuM Pran Swvict Springfield, 111., June 27 Open political warfare was declared this week at the constitutional convention. The battleground was a proposed new revenue article for Illinois. Casualties were heavy. Next week, the encounter willj be resumed for the same territory with most delegates hoping for a negotiated peace. The alternative, many believe, will be the death of the whole convention product. ,3 Steps Told After the smoke of partisan and parochial conflict cleared yesterday, the future of state taxation appeared to be: 1. A flat-rate state income tax with a 5 per cent ceiling on the maximum individual rate, but no limit on the corporate rate a mixed blessing for the average taxpayer and an out look bleak for business, present and prospective. 2. Permission for all counties to classify real estate for taxing purposes under limits set by the General Assembly-only a compromise remedy for Cook county's now de facto classification system and opening of a door many downstaters wanted to keep closed. 3. A ban on personal property tax on corporations after 1978 a much-desired reform in the eyes of business men and farmers, but anathema to many local governments which depend upon, it for needed revenues, particularly Chicago and Cook county. Jockeying Starts Slowly The developing for some weeks, political jockey rig started slowly on Tuesday when the convention began debating an income tax proposal by the revenue committee. Overriding the committee plan with the help of some Chicago and Cook county Dem- j ocrats, moderate and conserva- j tive Republicans pushed thru a i plan prohibiting any income tax rate increases for corporations without a similar hike for individuals. The leader of the' move, Maurice ;W. Scott, Springfield independent, maintained that it would offer a healthy Illinois business climate and inhibit income tax increases for both individuals and corporations. Democrats leveled "charges of political gamesmanship on Wednesday, however, when downstaters, mostly Republicans, pressed for a proposal to require that all property taxes be levied uniformly thruout the state a move which would have destroyed efforts to make legal; Cook county's present real estate taxing system. After eight hours of angry debate, delegates finally approved a compromise proposal by John M. Karns Jr., Belle- i , , . , . .... : - 'i 1 - f iu iX-' :- TRIBUNE Staff Photo July 4th Parade Youngsters enjoy Fourth of July parade in Arlington Heights up to a point. Then a drum sounds a bit too loud sending one boy scampering. Gov. Ogilvie, shortly before rushing back to Springfield yesterday, was honored guest at an Independence Day parade held a week early in Arlington Heights. The Governor viewed the proceedings from the reviewing stand at Dunton avenue ana Euclid streets, Arlington Heights. Frank Davis, chairman of the parade, said it was held early to avoid problems of obtaining marching units and dignitaries on July 4. ville Democrat and revenue Dinner Dance to Mark committee chairman, which featured a provision to allay farmers' fears by stipulating that agricultural land cannot be taxed at a rate higher than homes. POWELL LOSER IN RECOUNT OF PRIMARY VOTE N. V. TliMi-ChlUM Tribvnt Sfnlcri J New York, June 27 The i board of elections today de-j clared State Assemblyman Charles B. Rangel the official winner over Rep.- Adam Gay-ton Powell in last Tuesday's Democratic primary contest in the 18th congressional district. A recount demanded by Powell cut the margin of Rangel's victory from an unof-fical 203 votes to 150 votes, but j nonetheless deprived the 26-year congressman of the Democratic nomination. ' The official totals were announced by Maurice J. O'Rourke, commissioner of the board of elections. The count gave Rangel 8,032 votes and Powell, 7,882 votes. The vote totals for the three other candidates in the race were not calculated in the recount. ; Police Seek Suspect in Slaying in Hotel Police were seeking yesterday the slayer of John D. Flucas, 55, a resident of Ray's hotel, 7430 W. 64th pi., Summit, who was found murdered in his apartment after he telephoned police for help. Flucas' hands and feet were bound and he was slumped over his bed with the telephone receiver under his body. Sgt. William -Crawford said he received a telephone call from Flucas asking for help. . Section 1A - 3 Swiss Construct lO-MileM GANDHI Road Tunnel Thru Alps GOESCHENEN, Switzerland, June 27 (UPD The Swiss call it "wrestling with the mountain." The "match" began just' before noon on May 5, when Swiss President Hans-Peter Tschudi said, "I now give the: signal to begin wrestling with ' the mountain," and pressed a button. From deep in the rock, there was a muffled boom. A black pipe spewed acrid whitish smoke for several minutes. The massive St. Gotthard range in the central Swiss Alps surrendered another yard of its ancient granite. Costs 69.8 Million ,Jf77i mCT engineering masterpiece 1977, it wall have cost the , w when WM 03.0 niuuuu uuuma uvci to lfM SWITZERLAND Si j A ft ' "fc.U IN in years of planning and construction. The result will be a tunnel 10.1 miles long, 6,234 feet below the peaks. . Its importance is that it will provide a new, shorter route between Italy and Northern Europe. It also will be the world's longest road tunnel. Weather keeps the Gotthard pott? t'VU W5.1I Wl fy , w . 1 m 1 year. There were still almost 50 omittl 10 bpeak 1 oaay feet of snow on the pass at the This tortuous route to and from Italy has become inadequate for the needs of motorized Europe. The booming industries of Italy's Milan area and West Germany's Rhine valley, economically joined by the Common Market, need a better transportation link. Swiss planners estimate that their new tunnel will be adequate until the year 2000. Built for 2 Lanes The two-lane roadway will be 25.6 feet wide and 14.7 feet high, allowing 1,600 vehicles to cruise thru daily. For safety, the tunnel is being built in four gentle curves to reduce monotony. Every 820 feet there will be an escapeway to a security tunnel 8.2 feet wide paralleling the entire route. Sites will be provided for disabled cars at half-mile intervals. Traffic circles large enough for tractor -trailer rigs to turn around also are being carved out of the rock at four locations. Four shafts about 19.5 feet in diameter will be bored to the surface for ventilation. They require another 1.25 miles of tunnel. Some of the awe the Gotthard inspires still rings thru the old mountaineer's tale that it took a pact with the devil to get the first bridge over one of the glacial torrents. j Explosives Are Used This time the Swiss have j ignoed the devil in favor of 1 1 RESHUFFLES INDIA CABINET NEW DELHI, June 27, (CPU Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi today reshuffled her cabinet, personally taking control of the key home ministry post and moving Swaran Singh from defense minister to foreign minister. Denesh Singh, who last Wednesday resigned as foreign minister when he learned Mrs. Gandhi planned to shift him to the less prestigious position of minister for industrial develop- ment, reconsidered yesterday and agreed to take the development post. ' Aligns Political Strength Mrs. Gandhi sent the final list of the restructured cabinet to President V. V. Giri late yesterday for his approval. The new cabinet was made official by a presidential message j today. i The cabinet revision ap- GAY LIBERATION parently was designed to con- orr . ,0 ' . nritT centrate Mrs. Gandhi's most O 1 All LS JY1 AUtH Gay Pride week, sponsored by the Chicago Gay Liberation Indira Gandhi lately assumed great importance due to the increase of Hindu-Moslem disorders. Chavan, who was rising as a political threat to Mrs. Gandhi's leadership in the Congress party, yielded the home minister post .only after considerable persuasion. supporters before the tions. The m key positions next general elec-elections are not Greek Independence Chicago area Greeks will cele brate the anniversary of Greece's independence from Turkish control in 1821 with a dinner dance tonight at St. Demetrius church, 2727 Winona st. Dr. Christopher Sakelaro-poulos, former president of the Hellenic Medical Association of Greece, and Father, Vlahos. end of May When the pass is open, up to 14,000 vehicles a day crawl bumper to bumper around its 26 hairpin curves. Their engines labor in air, thin enough to cut their power by almost 30 per cent. Also Have Rail Tunnel The only other way across is to drive to Goeschenen, park on a railway car, and be shunted thru a dark tunnel that was an explosives and borine machines at Street Dedication nicknamed "L 0 1 i t a " and I 1. .1 1 AM 1 I bL-neomea umu p eoruary, 1972, movement, was celebrated yes- Kilt nltA AAllld Anil I r 1 . r uU(. auc .vnau wii ineiii Deiore : ferdav w th sneeohes. danc ne. Sen. Smith R., 111. , will speak at 11 a. m. today when a new street, Dr. Janusz Kor-czak terracenamed for a Jewish martyr of World War II, is dedicated in Skokie. The street, located east of Crawford avenue at Church street, is named for Korczak, who headed a Jewish orphanage in Warsaw in 1942. He died with the children after spurning an offer that his life be spared. "Jumbo." Workmanship is as precise as their watches. Several hundred yards into the security tunnel, a foot-square concrete block is set into the floor. There is a small brass peg in it. "We missed dead center on that one by two millimeters .0787 inches," said Leo Kaep-peler, chief construction engineer. that time, Other Changes Listed Major changes in the new cabinet included: y. B. Chavan, from home minister to finance minister; Jagjivan Ram, Congress party president, from food and agriculture minister to defense, minister; Fakhruddin Ali Ahmad,' from industrial development and companies law minister to food and agriculture minister. The position of home minister assumed by Mrs. Gandhi has and a march to the Civic center plaza. 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