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May 3, 1973

Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 3

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I Lieutenant Governor Golesbur Shocked ister-Moil, Galesburg Distressed SPRINGFIELD (UPI) The smouldering split.be­ tween Gov. Daniel Walker and his lieutenant governor, Neil Hartigan, finally wirfaced with two emphatic statements by Hartigan criticizing Walker's policies. HARTIGAN told a news conference Wednesday he was shocked and distressed at the elimination of the governor's Committee on Senior Citizens and later lobbied to reinstate funding cuts Walker had made for the Illinois Arts Council. Hartigan also told the news conference Fred Weiss, head of the Office of Services for the Aging in the Department of Public Aid, should be fired. Terming Weiss a bureaucrat, Hartigan said, "If this administration is so intent on doing away with middle-management waste, I would suggest that the current chief of the Office of Services for Aging in the Department of Public Aid, who lacks the sensi­ tivity, empathy, vision and dedication concerning the problems of the aging, be discharged.' 9 Hartigan, the keynote speaker at, a Tuesday meeting of the National Council of Aging in Kansas City, Mo., said Weiss refused to endorse his proposal to create a cabinet- level department of services for the aging. HE CHARGED that Weiss urged members of the Illinois delegation not to support the proposal, suggesting that to do so might endanger coming appropriations for various private agencies that do senior citizen work for the Department of Public Aid. Weiss denied making such uggestions. Acting Public Aid Director Joel Edelman issued a statement later Wednesday saying, "We favor increased status for aging services but believe a separate code department and its attendant administra- s tive costs are n6t necessary to accomplish this." HARTIGAN said the administration's opposition at Kansas City took him by surprise and said he found it "extraordinary" he was not made aware of it before. He said he has never been invited to a meeting of Walker's cabinet and said it is difficult to defend the administration's position on his program when he is not informed what the position is. Hartigan said repeatedly he has no personal rift with Walker, but he said, "I think the difficulty is that we have some high-priced negativists that are surrounding the governor that are isolating him from some of the basic feelings of the people of this state." Hartigan named Clarence Lipman, now head of the governor's Committee on Senior Citizens, to be his special assistant on problems of aging. ' by Thursday, Moy 3, 1973 HARTIGAN ALSO testified Wednesday in favor of giving the Illinois Arts Council the full $1.2 million it asked for. Walker recommended cutting its budget to $497,000. "I don't know who advised the administration to cut the arts budget," Hartigan told the Senate Appropriations Committee, "but whoever did so was wrong." He said the creation of artistic programs would create an atmosphere that will result in tens of millions of dollars of investment and called it "the cheapest economic catalyst we have. The committee approved the amended appropriation by a 15-3 vote with one senator voting present. HARTIGAN lieutenant AS elected with governor Walker after running against him, as the running mate of former Lt. Gov. Paul Simon, in the 1972 primary. Simon lost but Hartigan defeated Walker's hand-picked running mate. Senate Spurns Unicameral Plan Offered by Knuppel SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - A Senate committee has rejected a plan to reduce the Illinois General Assembly to a 1-house legislature. Sen. John Knuppel, D-Virginia, sponsor of the pro- By ROBERT KIECKHEFER posed amendment to the state constitution, told the Senate SPRINGFIELD (UPI) — Sen- Executive Committee Wednesday a 1-house system would ate Republicans and Gov. Dan- ts 1 ose eway work more quickly and efficiently than the present bicameral legislature. EVERY PROVINCE in Canada and every large city has a unicameral body/' Knuppel said moments before the committee rejected his plan 19-0. "In every crisis in history a unicameral body has been able to act more quickly and efficiently than a bicameral body." Under Knuppel's plan, the 59-member Senate and the member Six members would be elected from each of the state's • r 24 U. S. congressional districts. Knuppel blamed duplication of bills coming from the two houses for the heavy workload confronting lawmak- chambers bicameral "YOU PEOPLE ARE going to grind your guts out between now and June 30," Knuppel said. "For no reason you're going to hear hundreds of duplicate bills. You're going to have conference reports, and what are they but examples of the inability of the bicameral system to work smoothly?" But Sen. John A. Graham, R-Barrington, said switching to a unicameral system would "in no way guarantee" effective legislation. He said under the 2-house system one chamber often catches the errors of the other. "In the 15 years I've been down here I don't think any one house has had a monopoly on brains," Graham said. iel Walker's transportation experts met today on Senate territory for their first face-to-face confrontation over the state's proposed supplemental freeway system. Indications were that the meeting would be confused and unfriendly. Walker announced Wednesday he would scrap most of the 1,950 - mile freeway system originally proposed by former Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie. The state, he said, cannot afford such an extensive network of interstate-type highways. Senate Republicans, under the coordination of the chamber's president, Sen. William Harris, R - Pontiac, have introduced legislation which calk for the state to build major portions of the expressway system. Those bills were up for consideration today in the Senate Transportation Committee and GOP leaders said Walker's transportation secretary, Langhorne M. Bond, had agreed witness. to appear as a Issue Is Cost The key issue separating Walker and the Republicans apparently was the cost of the proposed freeways. Walker, at his news conference Wednesday, said there is only some $390 million left of the freeway money included in the 1971 transportation bond issue. He said all of that money plus nearly $100 million more from the road fund, will be required to pay for his program. Harris and Sen. John Conally, R-Waukegan, chairman of the Senate transportation panel, challenged Walker's proposal, calling it "a 19th century ap­ proach to a 20th century need." They charged that elimination of large segments of the system would threaten the state's economic development. Harris said he and other GOP i senators "intend to push for passage, of their own freeway system. That package, the senators said, could be paid for by money now available in highway bond fund. But they disagreed, in a flurry of charges and countercharges, with Walker's estimate both of how the much the will cost program and how much funding is available. Cite DOT Figures The Republicans said their system will cost no more than $621 million - including $560 million available in the bond fund. They said they based that estimate on figures sup­ plied by the state Department of Transportation. Walker's office disputed those figures. The amount currently available in the fund, the governor's office said, is not $560 million, but some $381.6 million to $390 million. The lower figure was provided by the DOT in a memorandum dated April 16. The higher amount was released Wednesday. The Walker estimate of the cost of the Republicans' "system varied even more wildly. In the April 16 memo, the- DOT estimated the GOP plan would cost "$921 million instead of $621 million." The difference, spread over four years, the DOT said, would require a 3.5- cent-a-galion hike in the gas tax. r Wednesday, however, Walker's office set the price tag for the Republican system at $5 billion times the estimated weeks earlier. some No explanation was provided for the hike. The new figures, Walker's office said, would require a 15-cent-a- gallon tax increase. Again, 'no explanation was provided for the change. Includes These Roads The differences between the GOP plan and Walker's primarily are that the Republican plan includes the following roads which Walker either cut or reduced to less than interstate standards: Portions of the central Illinois expressway from Jacksonville to Quincy (included in Walker's plan only as two-lane roads). —A freeway from Peoria to Quincy (eliminated from the Walker plan in hopes Congress eventually will approve an interstate route for that corridor)." . —Two freeways running from the Tri - State Tollway to the Wisconsin state line (entirely omitted from Walker's plan). — An expressway through Southern Illinois, including a Carbondale interchange (partly included as noninterstate or two- lane road by Walker). An extension of the East- West Tollway from Illinois 78 southwest to the Quad Cities (included in Walker's plan as two-lane highway). Walker intimated strongly Wednesday he would veto any such passage even if it passes the General Assembly. Senate GOP spokesmen said there is no way the legislature can force Walker to spend the money for those roads if he decides he does not want to do so. Federal Grand r Jury Begins Probe Into Drug Raids SPRINGFIELD (UPI) A Bill Would Repeal Limit On Woman's Work Week SPRINGFIELD (UPI) — A state law restricting the number of hours women may work at their jobs would be repealed under a bill approved by the Illinois Senate. ON A 30-18 vote Wednesday, the Senate voted to strike from the lawbooks a prohibition against women working more than eight hours a day or more than 40 hours a week. The bill was sent to the House. Sen. Robert Mitchler, R-Oswego, sponsor of the bill, said the courts had ruled the law unconstitutional and urged the lawmakers to "clean up the statutes" by repealing the law. "Because of this restriction, women cannot put in the ertra effort that they would like to so they can advance federal grand jury was to begin an investigation today into mistaken drug raids on two Collinsville homes in which federal narcotics agents were accused of using "storm - trooper tactics." ; Donald B. McKay, U.S. attorney in Springfield, said, "I'm prepared to pursue this inquiry in the most vigorous and forthright fashion and let the chips fall where they may." The Madison County grand jury also was to begin an in­ vestigation today at Edwardsville. Sen. Charles Percy, R - III, said he was "shocked and appalled by the storm-trooper tactics" and the Senate subcommittee on government reorganization would look into the incident during a May 18 hearing in Chicago. Agents Dennis R. Moriarity, Kenneth Boemker, Dennis W. Harker and William C. Dwyer were suspended for their part in the raids. Mayles J. Ambrose, chief of federal drug law enforcement, suspended the agents and ordered the federal grand jury investigation. He said the raid "would appear to be stupidity— they clearly were not following instructions." One raids of the victims of the objected Wednesday to the terms of the suspension of the four agents. "They got suspended all right —with pay," said Herbert Giglotto, whose home was raided. "What kind of penalty is that? That's just like they were on vacation. They're still being paid." Giglotto said about 15 armed men in hippie garb broke into his apartment April 23, pulled him and his wife from their bed and ransacked their home. He said one raider held a r cocked gun at his head and threatened to kill him. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Askew said a shotgun-carrying agent kicked down their back door and several men dressed like hippies, stormed into the house. The Askews have filed a $100,- 000 damage suit against the federal government. Both couples said the agents apologized and offered to pay for damages after realizing their mistake Giglotto said, "As they were leaving the house, I walked downstairs and said, 'Sir, can you explain to me — you just kicked in my door, threatened my life, my wife's; you know it was terrible—can you explain to me why you did this?' And he pointed to me and said, 'Shut your mouth, boy/ He acted like a flat maniac." Committee Holds Action to managerial and supervisory positions," Mitchler said. fjj^ fi 1111(1111 g Mee ting n u dge t Erup ts Service Club CURRENT LAWS restrict the working except those in professional, executive or supervisory jobs. Opponents of the measure said by removing the restrictions, women could be forced to work overtime as a condition of employment. \ 4 t Guardsmen Called for Flood ROCKFORD About 50 National Guards „«.. , r „_ted here today for flood duty after the rising Rock River forced 157 persons to evacuate their homes Wednesday. A spokesman for the Winnebago County Civil Defense said 37 persons were evacuated from suburban Roscoe and 120 from Blackhawk Island. It was the second time within 10 days that the people had been forced from their homes because of the rising river. LINDSTROM'S Top Five 1. Little Willy —The Sweet 2. Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oek Tree —Dawn 3. The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia —Vicki Lawrence 4. Killing Me Softly With SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - David Fogel, rejected by the Senate earlier as corrections director, may be in legislative difficulty again. Fogel was appointed Tuesday by Gov. Daniel Walker to be executive director of the Illinois Law Enforcement Commission. Wednesday the House Appropriations Committee delayed action on funding the commission and invited Fogel to appear next week. The committee grilled the Law Enforcement Commission's chairman, Donald Page Moore, about how duties would be divided among Moore, Fogel and the commission's former execu- Int Verbal Free Alls r *l-mmU>~ HM ~ t tive director, Allan H. Andrews. CIU0 7 S members R*n taJ.Hanahan. To Discuss Buy (Continued From Page 2) said the renovation was estimated to cost $276,000 plus $25,000 for an engineering fee. "I don't think we need a clubhouse out there," said Erickson. "I can't see spending that much money to renovate an old building." Gifford said this was the first time he heard the possibility of not keeping the building. Bailey said the council should not proceed with extensive improvements this year and then decide in a few years that the building should be demolished. "It'll certainly fall on someone's head sooner problem area Unfinished in the city, on the His Love Roberta 5. The Twelfth of Never —Donny Osmond RECORD OF THE WEEK With A childs Heart —Michael Jackson LINDSTROM'S RECORD and TAPE HEADQUARTERS FIRST IN TELEVISION Of BN Property A special meeting of Lake Bracken Country Club members has been set May 11 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the possibility of purchasing the club property from the Burlington Northern Railroad. A notice sent to all members said the purpose of the meeting would be to attempt to reach a decision on the method and price to purchase the land. Negotiations on a possible purchase were re-opened several weeks ago, when railroad Rep. Thomas J. Hanahan, D-McHenry, said Andrews' new appointment to a civil service job at just under his previous $25,000 a year salary smacked of political patronage. Andrews said his new title is Criminal Justice Specialist III. Moore said Fogel's salary would probably be set at $30,000 to $35,000. Walker originally brought Fogel from Minnesota to be director of corrections bqt when he was turned down by the Senate, Walker appointed him as his personal advisor on criminal justice. Moore said he had asked Walker to move Fogel to the Law Enforcement Commission but Hanahan said the commission should decide collec- or later." IN RELATION Storey Park, Johnson said a nearby mobile home sewer is emptying into the lake. * There are a couple of places where this is happening. The last time I checked, soap suds were emptying into the little lake at Lincoln Park. 1 These people are costing us money if we have to restock the lake (with fish) or stop swimming there," Johnson added. Herring said he had written a letter to the state Environmental Protection Agency, but as yet had received no response. Johnson also cited another repairs Fremont Street railroad crossing at Morton Avenue are causing motorists to go 8-10 blocks out of the way because of the "raunchy railroad," he said. "If we don't get it fixed we'll put up a barricade." "AT ONE time we were prepared to sign a complaint to arrest officials of Burlington Railroad," Herring said, "but as long as they keep working I doubt there is anything we can do." "We're legally allowed to barricade it and start fixing it ourselves," said Aid. Frank Johnson, Fifth Ward. In other budget matters, auest for revenue - sharing money from COPE - Head Start. The council will meet with representatives of the group May 14 to discuss their request.' ALDERMEN also agreed to keep two part-time city attorneys this year, and asked Herring to come up with another plan next year. Herring, about two weeks ago, suggested the council hire one full-time attorney at a greater cost to the city. After discussion, aldermen decided another alternative was needed. The council will continue budget discussions in the council chambers next Monto Lake action was delayed on a re- day at 7:30 p.m. T Plan Mini-Bike Competition During June at Fairgrounds The Galesburg Cosmopolitan Club announced plans today for a mini-bike rodeo June 3 at 1 p.m. at the Knox County Fairgrounds. The contest will be open to all youngsters through the age of 16. Contestants will ride their mini-bikes through an obstacle course, with the winners in each division being determined by fastest times. Galesburg Cosmopolitan Club officials said safety will be the watchword for the event. Each youngster will ride through the obstacle course alone to prevent the chance of two bikes colliding and causing injury. Each event will have.trophies presented to the top three finishers, and every youngster who enters the rodeo will receive a smaller trophy for participating. In addition to winning trophies, each participant will have the opportunity to win a new mini-bike donated by the Cosmopolitan Club. A drawing will be held at the conclusion of the rodeo. The Cosmopolitan Club, which has been active in service to young people for many years, said the rodeo is limited to the first 300 youngsters who register. Applications may be obtained at most of the mini-bike dealers in the area or by contacting Cosmopolitan Club members. officials met with club repre- tively who it wants for the job. sentatives at the office of John Hattery, attorney for homeowners at Lake Bracken. Hattery said after a meeting in Chicago early in April that representatives of both sides were making an honest effort to reach an agreement acceptable to all parties. WANT ADS BRING RESULTS! NOTICE I WISH TO THANK all St. Mary's Hospital personnel and doctors who attended me during my illness and surgery. Also the priests and ministers for the prayers, cards, flowers and inquiries. 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