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June 26, 1963

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Revisions of Tax Articles Slaughtered inLegislature Galesburg ftegister*Marl, Galesburg, 111. Wednesday, June 26, f963_3. SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) — Add another proposal to the Illinois Legislature's mounting scrap pile: revision of the state Constitution's tax article. Seven different versions of a new revenue amendment, including one sought by Gov. Otto Kerner, were slaughtered by the Illinois House Tuesday in rapid- fire succession. It was a rebuff to Kerner, who had made a special appeal to the lawmakers for adoption of an article and placed it high on his list of legislative goals. All Seven Scrapped All the proposals went down to defeat on the issue of whether a revenue amendment should ban or allow a state income tax, or remain silent on the controversial question. Kerner's version neither opened nor closed the door to an income levy. Instead, it concentrated on the idea that both real and personal property should be classified so that different tax rates could be applied to the various classes. Under the present strict revenue article, real and personal property must be taxed on a uniform basis. As Kerner pointed out to the legislature last month, it would be confiscatory to tax intangible personal property—such as cash in the bank or stocks at full value—yet they represent a vast amount of untaxed wealth. Kerner's failure to put over a revenue amendment followed a pattern that has dogged Illinois governors since 1916. Some have won the two-thirds vote needed in the legislature, but lost in a statewide referendum. Kerner had argued that a change in the tax article was necessary to meet the "growing needs of the future." He had put emphasis on his re quest that the legislature in the future should be empowered to eliminate the hard-to-collect personal tax on household goods, au tomobiles and other personal pos sessions. Kerner's proposed article went down the drain in the face of objections that it took no stand on an income tax. Opponents said such an omission was an invitation to a future legislature to adopt an income levy. Before the vote was taken on Kerner's plan, Republicans, at- Illinois Corn Maintains Top Reputation SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - Corn and soybean leaves were damaged by frost in some Illinois areas last week, but corn conditions remained "considerably above average in most areas," the state-federal Crop Reporting Service said. The cold temperatures produced damage mainly in low areas in Livingston, Ford, Iroquois, Kankakee, La Salle and Grundy counties. It said the corn crop was averaging 25 inches in height with most advanced strands measuring 36 inches. Cultivation advanced rapidly with some fields already cultivated for the final time. Soybean planting was complete except for scattered fields. The service said soybean conditions equalled last year but are far above average. The winter wheat harvest was delayed last week in southern areas. One third of the crop was ripe and one-fifth has been combined, the service said. tempted to write in a prohibition against an income tax. They lost on a 78-70 vote. To fiscal Chaos? Rep. Paul Elward, D-Chicago, who handled the Kerner program, said the key feature was classification of real and personal property. "Only if we have this power will we be able to untangle the mess we are in under the century old revenue article," he said. "We're so far down the road to fiscal chaos that we need a clean, quick stroke to sever ourselves from the past." Kerner's amendment came the closest of any to adoption, yet it fell far short of the mark. It got 88 votes and needed 118. The House took little time in rejecting the other revenue amendments. One would have given the legiS' lature unlimited taxing powers Another — by Rep. John Morris, D-Chadwick—would have permitted a flat rate income tax up to 5 per cent as well as classifica tion of property. Other defeated proposals played a varying theme on the income tax question — some authorizing a graduated or flat rate levy, others specifically banning one. Fire Station Gets Paint Job Interior of Central Fire Station on Simmons Street is currently receiving a new coat of paint. This should satisfy the curiosity of those wondering why fire trucks are parked on the street. Employed to do the work at a cost of $1,065 was H. H. Ldhmar. A new ceiling in the bedroom of the station also will be installed by A. F. Bradbury at a cost of $490. Extra Charges Against Weger Are Dismissed OTTAWA, 111. (AP)-The state has dropped two remaining indictments against Chester Weger, now serving a life term for mur dering one of three Chicago area matrons slain in Starved Rock State Park. State's Atty. Robert E. Richardson, appearing Monday before Circuit Judge Howard G. Ryan asked that charges of rape and robbery and a third charge be dropped. The judge agreed and dismissed the charges. Weger, now in Stateville Peni tentiary, was given a life sentence in 1961 after he was convicted for the March 1960 murder of Mrs. Lillian Oetting, 50. Intuition Plays Part In Success Intuition plays an important role in furthering the progress of science, according to Dr. Harold K. Schilling, dean of the graduate school at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Schilling served as visiting lecturer Monday and Tuesday at the Knox Institute for physics and chemistry. He told 46 high school teachers from 15 states that these "informal, non-deliberate, unconscious or subconscious, and to some extent uncontrollable modes of thought" are complementary to the logical approach. He said the history of science proves the worth of intuitive thought, particularly in times of scientific breakthrough. These non-logical ideas give impetus to scientific revolution because m tellectual revolution defies or denies what is considered logical at any particular time. However, intuition by itself is not enough. Without checking such a thought logically, the idea means very little, he said. In his work, Dr. Schilling, a physicist, has worked to show the interrelationships of science and religion, and making twentieth century science compatible with religious convictions. SPACE STATION—Scaffolding, supports and excavated terrain give the area around Knox College's new Fine Arts Center, now under construction, a look of a space station on a forbidding planet. The circular part to the right is a segment of the revolving stage. This device will allow plays to be given cither In open-stage or proscenium (standard front view) settings. The turntable will provide a solution to the problem of incorporating these two essential­ ly incompatible theater designs into one building. The theater wing of the center will honor the late Otto A. liar bach, a Knox graduate of 1895 who found fame on Broadway as a playwright and librettist. Total cost of the entire building is estimated at $2'^ million. The construction is being handled by Krausc-Andcrson Construction Co. of Minneapolis. Minn. Galvan's Hearing Is Continued by Magistrate A hearing was continued this 1 morning in the court of D. Paul Nolan, police magistrate, where Albert M. Raisbeck, 43, of Galva, appeared on a reckless homicide charge. Bond of $2,500 was set and furnished as the hearing was continued generally with no future date listed. Legal counsel accompanied Raisbeck here as he had indicated he would do when advised Tuesday by State's Atty. Donald C. Woolsey that the warrant charging reckless homicide had been issued. The charge followed a collision June 15, about 9:35 p.m., on U.S. 34, just north of Galesburg in Sparta Township, between an am- wdget '{frags, Msxtta 3 Day aor de- .•es for planned .•.ear and »s. Accesses ahead.-' ':, register- sportswear. V wear and |f «fl Mot.. " /, ?ceiit; with • 'urday. Handily gooA, wit' * sales v/ere'up jvas ioted on priced .to better, 'e surprised at' Low prices on this season's famed brands make big hews! regularly to $14.99 Jacqueline 9 regularly to $10.99 CoNME' Save now on the top styles you've wanted most! AU heel heights in smart neutrals, fresh colors and exciting combos* Every size, but not in each lovely pattern. Hurry for yours! regularly to $8.99 CASUALS and FIATS %£^Q CHILDREN'S SHOES $VI90 Good sizes in Red Goose, Yanigan and Step Master. Reg. to $7 .99 SHOE DIPT. 87 pair of City Club and Westboro priced to clear. Reg. to $14.99 O.T/s — STRUT FIOOR MEN'S SHOES $ELOO bulance of which Raisbeck was, the driver and a truck driven by Robert W. Watts, 44, of Galesburg Route 1. Mrs. Bertha Pierson, 45, riding in the front seat with the driver, and her mother, Mrs. Mary Cecil Naslund, 77, the Machine Is Victorious Over Oratory SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) - A balky electronic tabulator has taken the oratory out of voting in the Illinois House. Until Tuesday night, House members were allowed to deliver short speeches as they rose to announce them selves for or against each bill. A special electronic tabulator kept a running total of the vote, and also showed how each individual voted. Tuesday, however, the tabulator rebelled and refused to work for more than two minutes at a time. Technically, mechanics said it developed a bad relay, causing it to overheat after two minutes. In a clear case of machine victory over man, the representatives were forced to refrain from speech making while they hustled through each vote in two minutes or less to keep the vote tabulator from over-heating. After an appeal from the legislators, Gov. Kerner's plane was dispatched to Richmond, Va., to hurry back with a new relay for the tabulator. ambulance patient, died June 16, in Cottage Hospital. Inquest verdicts listed both deaths due to injuries accidentally received in the collision and recommended further investigation by the state's attorney. Following the action in the police magistrate's court, Woolsey said, "probably the next thing will be an information or indictment in circuit court, depending on whether he wants to waive grand jury." Reports on UF. Participation by Local Council Renewal of teacher contracts, acceptance of a United Fund contract and adoption of a new budget were considered by the Board of Directors of the Galesburg Council for Mentally Retarded Tuesday. George Froehlich reported on the UF contract and DeForrest Hamilton reported on the proposed budget. Contracts for three teachers at the council-sponsored Sunnyside School were approved. Hired for another year were Mrs. Paul Hadden, Mrs. Louis Goode and Mrs. Rex Monson. Mrs. W. E. Johnson of East Galesburg reported on the success of the school's annual fund raising project, an ice cream social and bazaar held last week. Finds 1885 Wedding Band Ring in Garden OPHIEM — Dewey Dernier found a gold wedding band ring Sunday on the former garden site of the late Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Peterson, where he resides. The inscription read "E & P Jan. 7—1885." This was the wedding date of the marriage of the parents of Otis Peterson of Ophiem. The ring was lost some 43 years ago when the couple retired and moved from their farm east of Ophiem and bought this property. Other members of the Peterson family living are Mrs. Gust Anderson and Mrs. Henry Stromquist, of Orion, Mrs. Violet Johnson of Woodhull and Mrs. Harry Anderson of near Oneida. Completes Work Dr. D. G. Baughman, Galesburg optometrist, has completed a post graduate course conducted recently by the division of optometry at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. The course covered such subject as methods of detection of the eye disease glaucoma which can lead to blindness, and procedures for coping with special visual problems of various occupations. READ THE WANT ADS I Dinner* from 99c Luncho* from 68c Open 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. SCANDIA RESTAURANT 10* E. Main St. Own«d fc Operated by* John IK Stella AnJ*ei»en Need Develops For Stolen Extinguisher "There's a first time for everything" was more than just a cliche for the fire prevention bureau of the Galesburg Fire Department investigating a weekend grease fire at the Toddle House on West Main Street. When restaurant personnel looked for a recently installed commercial-type extinguisher to put out the blaze, the extinguisher was missing. "In all my experience in the department, this was the first time I ever heard of an extinguisher being stolen," commented Richard Smith, deputy fire chief and head of the fire prevention bureau. Authorities suspect that the extinguisher, which had been placed in the area of the restaurant's waslu-ooms, was taken Friday night by some youths who ran out a side door. The deputy fire chief was puzzled as to why anyone would make off with this piece of equipment and to what use they expected to put it. "A fire extinguisher is not a plaything," Smith said and added that in the hands of improper persons, especially youths, it could be dangerous. All restaurants have been urged to include a fire extinguisher as part of their equipment. The Toddle House management said the extinguisher will be replaced. $50 Fine Assessed Records in the court of D. Paul Nolan, police magistrate, listed a fine of $50, plus costs, levied against Lawrence P. Addis of 1469 Brown Ave. Court information was that the cliarge involved driving by the defendant on the premises of Holiday Inn. Ohe sophisticated wash and wear enor The cool, soft, fluid, natural feel of our Dacron based suits place them on a level of comfort and convenience never before equaled . . . and our policy of custom fitting offers, really, a priceless advantage. $3995 The Shop Accommodating Read the Want Acb

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