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Golesburg Register-Moil, Gcilesburg, Monday, April 16. 1973 3 Percy: Aid Hottiilig Consuitier WASHINcmXM iVPl) - Homeowners and tenants vtetimized by shoddy ocnstntotiM, fimr inspecUoii methods or code violations couM he etmipensated thraugh federal ftmds under a bill IntKxtueed Monday by Sen. Oharles H. Pettsy, IMM. THfi LfiOISLATION WM ^ set up within the De- I»aiitinent ti Housing and Uiban pevelopfnent (HUD) an Odf k*e o(f Oonsumer Assistance to rejitesent the housing consumer and mediate disputes between builders and buyers. "Our goal is to assure the home buyer or renter that he is obtaining a quality firoduct and to assist the homeowner or tenant In maintaining the product." Percy said in remarks prepared for Senate delivery. HE SAH) HIS bUl was in response to "well documented" criticism of many federal housing programs serving both cities and suburbs. "To implement the provisions of my bill will require a certain amount of qutdiified manpower in HUD," he said, "but this is a necessary and wise investment because it will be returned several fold in the form of reduction in defaults, foreclosures, abandoned homes and, ultimately, property aquisitions by HUD." Walker Frees Airport Funds SPHINGFIELD (UPI) - Gov. Daniel Walker today rdeased funds for a $3.86 million improvement program at Williamson County Airport near Marion, his office announced. The project indudes widening the north-south runway at the facility from 100 feet to 150 feet and grading adjacent land for installation ol new equipment. The improvements will allow the Federal Aviation Administration to install a precision instrument landing system next year. Walker's office said. WALKER SAID HE made the decision to release the money after meeting last week wtih House Democratic, Leader Clyde Ohoate of Anna and other Southern lUinois legislators. "Helping Southern Illinois develop its economy is. one of the top priorities of my administration," Walker said in a statement. "I said that repeatedly in my campaign and I have said it since. And I mean it. "The announcement today about improving and expanding the Williamson County Airport is one more step in that program." Hospital Fire Kills Patient ELGIN, lU. (UPI) — A weekend fire at Sherman Hospital here left one patient dead and a nurse injured. Mrs. Albertina Oiappell, 72, Elgin, died early Sunday in Loyola Medical Center in Maywood of injuries suffered Saturday in a fire in her room at Sherman Hospital here. Mrs. Celine Manke, a nurse at Sherman Hospital, was in satisfactory condition at Sherman Hospital with third- degree bums on her face, chest and hands. Mrs. Manke was injured when she saw Mrs. ChappeH's bed on fire and entered the room to help Mrs. Ohappell and another patient out of the room. The other patient was not uijured. The blaze was confined to one room of the hospital. The cause of the fire was under investigation. Candidate Is Shot in Leg GENEVA, 111. (UPI) — Geneva mayoral candidate Greg Zanis was in satisfactory condition today in Geneva Community Hospital alter being shot and wounded Sunday by an unknown gunman. i Members of Zanis' family said Zanis, 22, Was drivmg through the city early Sunday when his car was forced to the cuib by a masked gunman, who then forced Zanis into another car and drove the candidate around the city at puipoint. Mrs. Steve Zanis, the mother of the wounded mayoral candidate, said her son received a threatening teleph<me call before he was shot. She said the ananymous phoner 11 threatened, "You're not goi^g to live beyond April 17 || election day." Zanis, a resident of this northeastern Illinois community for the past 10 years, faces Merrit King and William B. Wood in Tuesday's three-way mayoral race. Zanis, a factory worker, has run a high-powered campaign that has included strong charges of payrolling, land speculation and neglect of the town's east side. Union Prexy Talks at Rally SESSER, 111. (UPI) — Campaigning on bdialf of actr ing United Mine Workers of America District 12 President Kenneth Dawes, UMW President Arnold Miller spoke at a rally at Sesser City Park during the weekend. At the rally Saturday, Miller said Dawes was the best man for the job and best qualified to carry out reforms initiated by Miller. Miller also spoke at a fund^aising dinner at the Veterans of Foreign Wars center in Sesser and visited Benton, 111., to speak out in support of striking Franklin Hospital workers. Dawes was appointed to the District 12 presidency by Miller and presently is seeking to keep the post now that it has become elective. Dawes was instrumental in Miller's defeating Tony Boyle in Illinois during last year's court-ordered natiaial UMW presidential election. The Daiwes fund-raising dinner was attended by an over-capacity crowd of 250. About 120 persons attended the park r^y. School Board Jndiaiis Block Supply Chopper From Entering Wounded Knee Elections Are Held Saturday (Continued From Page 2) bid for a seat. She received 249 votes. George Attig Jr., Perryton Township, a vwite-in candidate, received 11 votes. Results of the election will be canvassed at the board's April 23 meeting. PINE RIDGE, S.D. (UPI) A helicopter loaded with medical supplies was prevented from entering Wounded Knee Sunday by local Oglala Sioux Indians who vowed to keep all supplies out of the hamlet until militant Indians end their 48- day occupation. Authorities Give In Federal authorities, caught in Union the squeeze of trying to keep OQUAWKA — Two write-in local peace and end the challengers were defeated Sat- occupation without bloodshed, urday when Union voters in apparently gave in to the local School District 115 returned Indians when the helicopter two hicumbents to the board. Board members William E. Stevenson, Gladstone, received 428 votes and Dean Ricketts, Oquawka, 400 votes to retam their board seats. An Oquawka-area farmer, Tom Koopmans, polled 211 write-in votes hi his unsuccessful challenge, and Gladstone housewife Rita Torrance received 132 votes. Koopmans and MrS. Torrance got into the race early last week. Koopmans launched his last-mmute campaign as a protest to what he called the "secrecy" on the part of the present board. Mrs. Torrance said she felt she would be a positive uifluence on the board. Koopmans had also suggested that students be allowed to participate in board decisions. Joy JOY — Two newcomers elected Saturday to Westmer School District 203's Board of Education. Winners were Allan Callahan, Abington Township, 649 votes, and Lee Frick, Keithsburg Township, 668 votes. Defeated were David Eldridge, New Boston Township, 153 votes, and Dolan Diehl Sr., Keithsburg Township, 83 votes. Dwight Welch, Keithsburg Township, 668 Ronald Fullerton, Abington Township, didn't seek re-election. Valley FAmVIEW - Robert Pumfrey, Qiestnut Township incumbent, and James Buckman, Maquon Township, were elected Saturday to Valley School District 4's Board of Education. Pumfrey tallied 317 votes aiid Buckman 354. Fred Powell, Fairview Township, was defeated. He received 276 votes. Daryl Johnson did not seek re-election. Avon AVON — Two incumbents and a newcomer were elected was turned back at federal roadblock No. 1. Meanwhile, an attorney for American Indian Moverhent (AIM) members entrenched at Wounded Knee said in New York Sunday that he would attempt to obtain a restraining order against the local Indians who set up the blockade of supplies. Reports of sporadic shooting in the Wounded Knee area early Sunday remained uncon­ firmed today. A rancher, George Coats, said four armed men came to his ranch and drove off several head of his cattle. No Negotiations There were no negotiations scheduled for today between government officials and Indians occupying Wounded Knee. The militants possibily were awaiting the outcome of the scheduled court appearance of two AIM leaders in the U.S. District Court at Pierre, S.D. The leaders—Russell Means and Clyde Bellacourt—surrendered earlier to federal authorities and were to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. CST on charges stemming from the Wounded Knee takeover. The band of about a dozen local Indians trying to prevent supplies from entering Wounded Knee set up their own roadblock outside the federal perimeter surrounding the hamlet and flatly rejected govern­ ment requests to pull down th6 barrier. The Indians called themselves "irate citizens" and the "original residents of Wounded Knee." They said their action was prompted by the government's failure to get militants to abandon their occupation. Atlhough the Indians involved were not the same ones who earlier set up a roadblock under direction of Oglala Sioux Tribal Chairman Dick Wilson, Wilson said he was "behind them 100 per cent." .iiiiii'i S;*yfll»'«ii?'f'..H:"!f:':l s,>!J''«i«:i|v ll " ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Indians Keep Rifles at Ready standing watch Sunday on the main road leading into Wounded Knee, S.D., these two Oglala Sioux Indians keep their rifles ready from their banker at a roadblock set op by Indians who identified themselves as the "orighial residents of Wounded Knee" to seal off the hamlet occn- pied by members of the American Indian Movement (AIM). UNIFAX Tinv Task Force Works to Prevent B loodshed By JAMES R. QUINN WOUNDED KNEE, S.D. (UPI) - All through the long siege of Wounded, Knee a tiny task force has Worked silently and mysteriously behind the scenes with one goal in mind- to cool the passions and prevent bloodshed. The eight to 12 men and women are civil rights specialists of the Community Relations Service (CRS) of the Department of Justice. Led by Richard Salem of Chicago, a lean, 42-year-old „ ..y.,,^ veteran of CRS battles and Saturday to Avon SchoolDrs" Wounded Knee operations trict 176's Board of Education, director, task force members have slept on floors, eaten on the run, driven thousands of Lecture Set On Truman Doctrine A lecture, "Truman Doctrine: Where Do We Go From Here?", by Dr. Thomas J. Bennett, Loyola University associate professor of political science and chairman of the department, will be given Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Round Room of the Knox College Center for the Fine Arts. The lecture, sponsored by the Knox department of military science, is open to the public. No tickets are required. AlWood WOODHULL-Dale Walsten, Oxford Township and Raymond Brown, Clover Township, were elected Saturday to AlWood School District 225's Board of Education. Walsten received 399 votes and Brown 254. Defeated were Mrs. Kenneth Unger, Woodhull, 119 votes, and Mrs. Roy Willett, Woodhull, 170 votes. Charles Curry and Claire Colburn did not seek re-election. They were unopposed. Stuart Chatterton, Ellisville Township, and Ray Lock, Union Township, each received 76 votes to be re-elected to the board. Richard Repp won election to a 2-year unexpir­ ed term of Dr. Keith Frankhauser, who resigned because of health reasons. Repp received 78 votes. Winola VIOLA - Billy V. LiUiman, president of Winola School District 202's Board of Education, defeated Mrs. Eleanor Barnes Saturday for re-election to the board. Lilliman received 147 votes to 82 for Mrs. Barnes. Both reside in Greene Township. LaVerne Anderson Jr., Richland Grove Township incumbent, and Roger Peterson, Rivoli Township, were unopposed. Anderson received 196 votes and Peterson 203. Arnold Bonnett did not seek re-election. miles to keep channels of communications open and undergone countless searches by armed guards of three separate forces on the perimeter of Wounded Knee. Only 'Open Line' For much of the time, CRS workers were the only persons with access to the village and therefore the only communication line between the militant occupiers of the hamlet and federal marshals who surrounded them. Frustrations and hardships are not new to the CRS, Salem said. CRS men were at Selma, Watts, Detroit, Newark and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Building in Washington. They have take/i.^part hi 30 Indian crises the past year, accordmg to Martin Walsh, Washington,. national crisis director. They were on the scene last year at Gordon, Neb., for the first major demonstration in this area by the American Indian Movement (AIM). At Wounded Knee, the CRS staff has helped supervise the cease-fire which went into effect in late March by serving as a communications link with federal forces. They have had men in AIM bunkers to assess and interpret conditions. They have arranged meetings between Wounded Knee leaders and U.S. marshals. "The CRS presence helped resolve a violation Of the cease­ fire only an hour before the final negotiations -were to start," Salem said. "We have done everything possible to make these demonstrations peaceful and positive." Salem said that when the Indians end the occupation and other federal officers leave, the CRS presence will remain. "We are concerned about long-term problems," he said. One such problem is the fear of conflict between Indian elements on the reservation, some of which vigorously opposed the AIM tactics here. The CRS, founded under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, now faces a problem larger than any of its recent crises around the country. A slash in federal funds supper tuig the agency is scheduled for July 1, and some of the CRS workers on the scene here have received notices their jobs will end in the spring. The force will be reduced from 341 to 103. Salem said, however, that this will not be the end of the CRS. "We will have to adjust and we will have to find new resources," he said. "But the CRS will be there m whatever strength possible to help resolve racial conflicts," he said. Police Seek Glues in Murder of Racketeer CHICAGO (UPI) - Po I i c e were searching Sunday for clues that might lead them to the killer or killers of racketeer Sam DeStefano, who was shot to death in the garage of his Northwest Side home Saturday. DeStefano, 63, described by neighbors as a family man and by the underworld as a vicious torturer, had been dead for more tlian half an hour when his body was discovered by police responding to a call placed by DeStefano himself reporting that there had been a burglary attempt on his home. Clues Meager Residents of the neighborhood had little to tell police investigators except to say DeStefano kept to himself, enjoyed working in his yard and liked children. The only leads were meager, centering on strange cars seen in the neighborhood at the time of the shooting. Scores of neighbors gathered outside the DeStefano home Saturday morning to get a glimpse of the sprawled corpse, which police allowed to remain untouched on the garage floor for nearly two hours while investigative measures were undertaken. Two expended shotgun shells lay alongside the body. DeStefano had been shot once in the heart and once in the left arm, which was nearly severed as a result. WHEN BUYING OS SELLING BEAL ESTATE SEE RON DAVIS AT HAROLD WILSON REALTY 1131 N. H«ndei*Qn Ph. 343-3103 Who Has The Most Misses Dresses LESLIE'S LESLIE'S WILL BE CLOSED Friday, April 20th In Observance of Goo(d Friday IN CASE OF EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL 342-1141 IT'S OUR BUSINESS TO SERVE YOU aETTER lUINOIS POWER COMPANY 292 E. SIMMONS ST., GALESBURG At the time of his death, DeStefano was awaiting trial for the 1963 murder of Leo Foreman, whose tortured and mutilated body had been found stuffed in the trunk of his car. The Illinois Crime Investigating Commission described DeStefano as "an extremely vicious, extremely violent man" on the basis of testimony it heard from underworld informants. One informer told the commission DeStefano once told him, "I'll put you in a sewer. I'll pull your eyeballs out. I'll put ice picl(s in you." DeStefano's most recent conviction came in March, 1972, when he was sentenced to years in prison and fmed |5,000 for threatening a witness in a narcotic trial. He had served prison terms for bank robbery, black marketeering, rape and perjury, his first conviction having occurred more than 40 years ago. PUT PANTS ^SM^ Pre-Easter Sale ^/V/'^^'^/ DOUBLE KNIT SLACKS Sizes 28 to 42. Regular $14.00 to $20.00 Lots of Flairs - Stripes -• Prints - All Colors - Many Styles SALE ONE WEEK ONLY

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