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6dl»sbu TQ ReflisfeMoiI/ Golesburg^ III Monday. ApriK OHICAGO (UPI) Eleven large mitmi» caiOfmei I were threatened pepftrtment of Inairance unless tliey tionCotm to state FRED A. MAtJCK, dlfec^ <A tHe Illinois Department d IfkMirance, said the action was taken igainst insurance firms #»ich l»ave created "shell" or "OIID'» firms under A W St 9T$ I • 4 h or "pup- state law to avoid paying the two per cent fW «mktm tax charge against out-of-state insurance cofflpanies doing twsiness tKi -e. ms created in this way aire called pup oompanies because they are simply ^lelils that write iiisiirMiee a«id reinsure virtually 100 per cent of their liusiMss tltti tiie parent firm," Mauck said. THE FIRMS, mostly casualty compatiie^, were ideiii' lied as General Casualty Co. of Illinois; INA Insurance C6. of Illinois; The Home Insurance Co. of Illinois; National Surety Corp.; International Insurance Co.; Royal Globe insurance Co.; Reliance insurance Co. of Illinois; St. Paul insurance Co. of Illinois; Aetna Casualty & Surety Co. of Illinois; the Travelers Indemnity Co. of Illinois and Liberty Mortgage Insurance Corp. I^e State Insurance Department gave the companies six months to conlorm to Illinois insurance laws. Group Battles Expressway PARK FOREST, 111. (UPI) - About 100 members of the anti-Crpsstown C(»alition canvassed the neighborhood of Illinois House Speaker W. Robert Blair Sunday to enlist support in the coalition's fight against the proposed Crosstown Expressway. The Coalition, an arm of the Citizen's Action Program, chose Parle Forest to visit Blair's home and to tallc with his neighbors, Mary Ann Wolff, CAP president, said. CAP charged Blair received large campaign donations from highway interests and asked Blair to disclose his campaign fund sources. Blair, a Republican, has supported the proposed highway. "If Blair has nothing to hide, then why doesn't he come out and sign a statement saying he didn't get money from the highway lobby," Miss Wolff said. By United Press Inteniational The record crest of the Mississippi River picked up speed today as it surged down river, assaulting already strained dikes and levees and threatening to engulf the countryside along its banks. Behind the historic crest, the mighty river's muddy waters crept slowly back toward their banks, giving back the land they had taken. Officials stood uon the silt-covered land and assessed the damages of the river's third rampage of this month. Damage Figures Soar. Damage estimates soared past $500 million in the seven Mississippi Valley states and Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana have yet to feel the full fury of the surging river. The Mississippi is higher than Blair was not home. Doctors CHICAGO Mix Cure Phj^idans may be forced to write their own formulas for cough medicines since the Food and Dru^ AdministraticMi has ordered many of the commercial preparations off the mtarket, the Journal of the American ilVtedical Association said Sunday. "UNt'ORTUNATELY, neither practicing physicians nor the pharmaceutical industry can produce the otojeptive evidence required under the law on behalf of most cough mixtures," a JAMA editorial said. **Oough mixtures are efifeotive. But, in addition to one or two principial ingiredients that make them effective, iitain a number of minor ingredients that cannot be shown to contribute to the overall effectiveness of the mixture." , : The FDA earlier ruled that many cough medicines aiitihough used effectively lack clinical proof of their effectiveness. The ruling was based on regulations requiring all medications to possess clinical pr^ oi their efifectiveness. THE EDITORIAL said a number of lobbying avenues were open to tii^ jiAiyj^cians, but si^gested as a last resort that may have to "revert to the practice of bygone ye^rs and write their own cough mixture formulations for the local pharmacist to prepare," ptToviding they confirm with FDA regulations. Handled Properly Suggest Hydrogen For Use as Fuel '4 i I t I I t: } • CHICAGO (UPI) - Dr. Derek P. Gregory, assistant director of engineering research for the Institute of Gas Technology, said today that hydrogen, if handled properly, could become a substitute for fossil fuels. Gregory, in a paper presented at an environmental health conference sponsored by the American Medical Association, said institute research showed that hydrogen, derived with nuclear or other energy forms, could be used to supply all current demands on fossil fuels. No Experience He said there has been no experience with the long-distance transmission of hydrogen but such, transmission was feasible at costs similar to natural gas. Engines operate well on hydrogen, hC /Said, and produce less nitrogen oxides emissions than a gasoline engine. No other pollutants are possible, he said. "The main problem concerning hydrogen as a vehicle fuel is tankage," he said. "Compressed hydrogen tanks are too heavy and bulky to be seriously considered." Also, he said, "Hydrogen is a hazardous and dangerous material, but it has been used so extensively in industry and areo- space that very clearly defined codes of practice have been developed." Ignited by Static He said a static spark could ignite hydrogen and, since it is lighter than air, it diffuses away from leaks or spills. "With odorization to make leaks easily detected," Gregory said, and with proper handling techniques, pure hydrogen should be no more hazardous than the old '*town gas," or manufactured gas, which was 50 per cent hydrogen. As fossil fuels become more expensive, Gregory said, hydrogen will become relatively cheaper. Now its price is high by comparison. Laiv Day Event Set for May 1st Law Day USA will be observed Tuesday in many Illinois communities. Lawyers and judges will take time off from their jobs to conduct courthouse tours and ceremonies, present mock trials, appear before assemblies and classroo-ms and judge essay and poster contests for thousands of schoolchildren. No observance has been planned in Galesburg. 1 t ELECTRIC SERVICE 330 VOLT - 100 AMF SERVICES BASEMENTS REWIRED CIRCUITS ADPeo Up-Dafe Your Old Wiring. G«t A Hold of tho Exportf Coll Holl 342 FREE ESTIMATES No Job Toa Small it has ever been since white settlers began measuring it more than two centuries ago. The current flood has inundated at least 11 million acres of normally dry land and driven uncounted tens of thousands of families from their homes, in Missouri alone, some 17,000 persons have been left homeless by the flood. The river crested during the weekend at St. Louis, Mo., and began to fall slowly. The powerful river poured past the Gateway Arch at St. Louis at the rate of 6 million gallons per second and throngs of sightseers went to the to sightseers riverfront Sunday to get a glimpse of the river level never before achieved. The water had reached the superstructure of the historic Eads Bridge, the oldest bridge spanning the Mississippi. Lap at Levee Whitecaps whipped by high winds gnawed at a 15-mi]e stretch of backwater levee at Jonesville, La., Sunday and National Guard troops evacuated families from the flooded area. "All residents in the area should take necessary precautions to protect their livestock, furniture and farm equipment from the flood in the event the backwater levee does not hold," said Levee Board President Weldon T. Smith. He said the levee "is already holding more water than it was designed for." SPRINGFIELD (UPI) The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has begun mobilizing emergency housing operations for Mississippi River flood victims from the 33 Illinois counties declared a disaster area by President Nixon. A HUD spokesman Sunday said the department, which is coordinating relief efforts with the Office of Emergency Preparedness, will begin aciiepting applications for temporary housing Tuesday in East. St. Louis and Rockford. Seven assistant centers were scheduled to open during the week. First Contingent The first contingent of HUD disaster workers arrived in Springfield during the weekend and began maooins nlans to Degan mappmg plans provide temporary housing for an estimated 3,300 families. Harold Vanornum, the emergency service officer from HUD's regional office in Chicago, said mobile homes and existing housing resources would be used for temporary shelter with rent free for up to 12 months. Assistant centers will open later in the week in Olive Branch, Jerseyville, Quincy, Havana, Moline, Rock Falls and Woodstock, Vanornum said. CHICAGO (UPI) - Representatives of the Small Business Administration were scheduled to open offices today in East St. Louis and Rockford to accept disaster loan applications from flood victims. Robert A. Dwyer, SBA mid- western regional director, Sunday said the office in East St. Louis wiU be in the Vocational Rehabilitation Center, 913 Illinois Ave., and would provide service to flood victims in St. Clair, Madison, Monroe and Randolph counties. the Rockford office was to be located in the National Guard Armory, 605 N. Main St. and should be convenient for Winnebago, Boone and Ogle county flood victims, Dwyer said. Open While Needed "These and other offices will be maintained as long as a need exists," Dwyer said. Other counties in which flood victims were eligible for the loans included: Cook, Lake, Mc- jHenry, Kane, Adams, Alexander, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Franklin, Fulton, Green, Hancock, Henderson, Jackson, Jersey, Jo Daviess, Massac, Mercer, Pike, Rock Island, Scott, Union, Whiteside and Kendall. ^ IP ' I" • m :1 I •1 1' ' IJ' Li' My n J 1 Hi it t W; I, Mil 1^ t .':H Jul iH 'l," i Ir I p. I 1 ,<.i 111 I IT mm •'''' '1; %i 'i i' ^ '"'i( i! ml •i.. . .... .-^^'th^'C- ;.' 4 After the Crest Mr. and Mrs. Milton Slemmehs, above, take a break from the flood cleaning at Arnold, Mo, and look out into the now is half under water from the record floods. At left at Grafton, St. Peter's Catholic Church stands at a point just short of receding waters from the Mississippi. The home is owned where the Mississippi floodwaters stopped. The river has by their daughter, Shirley, and it is completely surrounded crested and now the cleanup operations must begin. UNIFAX by a dirt and sandbag levee. The home in the background Galesburg Firefighters Will Offer me Inspecti ns Sp Haza rds Youn^ Boy Drotvns in Pool DU QUOIN, 111. (UPD-Tracyj Authorities said the boy was Allen Lively, 7, drowned Satur- playing when he apparently fell day in his family's swimming into the pool, pool which had been filled by He was the son of Mr. and Teams of Galesburg fire* fighters will conduct a check of homes in the Galesburg Fire District to detect possible fire hazards, according to Fire Chief Ted Webber. Stressing that all home checks will be voluntary, Webber said the program wil] begin May 8 and continue each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the hours of 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. Webber said firemen will check homes for such potential fire hazards as overloaded circuits, dirty furnaces or a clutter of combustible materials. Four teams of firefighters will be assigned to the home checks. The men will work off fire trucks and be able to le- spond immediately to an alarm from the inspection site, according to the chief. There are some 11,500 homes in the city, Webber said. "We know from records there are about 1,500 home fires every day throughout the country, and we want to do our utmost in protecting our citizens from possible loss of life and property due to fire," the chief said. He said most people fail to recognize fire hazards in their home. Of the 76 home fires recorded in the city last year, Webber said most were preventable. " N Firefighters will be in uniform and wearing badges when they seek homeowner week will be announced permission for the check. No individual records will be kept, and the inspection sheet will, be given to the resident immediately following the check. Correction of possible fire hazard found will be up to the resident, Webber said. Areas of the city in which inspections will be made each through local media. Webber urged residents to take advantage of the safety program. If firefighters call at a home where residents are gone, they will leave an inspection sheet. Should the resident then desire an inspection, he cart request it by calling Central Fire Station-343-5101. heavy rains recently. Mrs. Jerry Lively of Du Quoin. Two Counties, Peoria Will Test Program When You Know It's For Keeos Fulton and Woodford counties and the City of Peoria will benefit from a $2-million contract authorizing the Illinois Department of Local Government Affairs to administer the federally funded Experimental Housing Allowance Program, Frank Kirk, director of LGA, announced today. The program, which is a new concept in housing, will be funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Chicago offices. The EHAP plan is designed to test direct allowaaice pay­ ments as a feasible approach to solving the housing crisis. The state EHAP plan will permit 900 low and moderate hicome families in Fulton and Woodford counties of Peoria to and the City ot Peona to receive monthly allowance payments. This money will be used to secure standard housing on the rental market. "Through allowance payments," Kirk said, "families who presently pay as much as 25 per cent of their income for housing will be able to n;ore equitably use market mechanisms to secure stand­ ard rental housing." Illinois is one of the two states to be awarded the program by HUD. To qualify for the program, the Department of Local Government Affairs developed a plan that specified how Illinois would administer a housing allowance program. Aside from providing standard housing for 900 Illinois c.'tizens the program should encourage landlords to upgrade marginal housing, thereby improving the housing inventory in the areas involved in the programs, Kirk said. CASTELAIRE "It's Nyman For Diamonds ADORN Uni n Prexy: * FlighIs May Resume ST. LOUIS (UPI)-Talks between strike-bound Ozark Air Lines and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association will resume Tuesday amid speculation that the company will resume some fUghts despite the strike. The federally mediated talks were recessed Saturday in Washington. A union official reported no progress was made talks will be held in St. Louis. All Ozark flights have been grounded since 560 mechanics went on strike April 19 in a contract dispute. Their old contract expired March 31, 1972. An additional 1,800 Ozark em­ ployes have been idled by the strike. Serves «2 Cities of Local 24 of the union, saidj Mutual aid is a common fund there were reports that Ozark P^o^'ided by airline company .«o..rv^« fuAr^rr o ^ COHI r Ibut lous. AlHines faced plans to resume flying a few ^^^j^ ^^^i^^^ ^j,^^^^ ^^^^ routes by Thursday in spite ofo^ t,je fund under certain con- the strike. Charles Ehlert, ^ ditions. spokesman for Ozark, said it would resume some flights, but he did not know when. Only Small lx>s$ Ehlert acknowledged that aid Ozark was using mutual Smith also accused Ozark of- 1 funds and that Ozark stock- during the negotiations, which ;midwestern states. ficials of apparejitly planning to holders Ozark serves 62 cities in 15l*'sit back and collect mutual began Thursday. Tuesday's| Samuel R. Smith, presidentjtive routes." aid and fly only the most lucra- conipany ave been told 'Hhe does mi aatf cipate L ioss of siiiiElsai^e" tbesjia ^e. J. r rj-j IP. H N. mm IT -'1.-1 .--

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