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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 2

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2 Gtilesburg Register-Mail, Golesburq, Monday,. Mgy J4, 1973 Women GIs To ual Dependent Benefit WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Supreme Court ruled 8 to 1 today that women members of (he armed forces are entitled to dependents' benefits on the same basis as men. The opinion brought the women's rights movement nearer than ever before to winning a high, court ruling that sex is in the same "suspect" classification as race and Judges Meet To Appoint Circuit Clerk The 16 judges of the Ninth Judicial Circuit were to meet today at 1 p.m. to name a circuit clerk pro tem for Knox County. The replacement will be named for former clerk Rolland C. "Bill" Wise, who died last Thursday. Chief Judge Daniel J. Roberts said this morning that he had called the meeting to fill the vancancy to provide continuity for ihe office and the judicial system. He pointed out that under the new state Constitution, the office of circuit clerk is part of the judiciary, although candidates are elected on a county-wide basis. Following the appointment of the cl^rk pro tem, it is the duty of the judges to. notify Gov. Daniel Walker who may call a special election for the post at his discretion. Roberts said the person appointed to the post will serve L; until a special election is call- f\ ed. He said no deadline is set by statute for the governor to call a special election, and there is a possibility he could allow the temporary appoint- f ment to stand until the term expires in 1976. Wise had been sworn in for a 4 -year term last December. alienage. The vote was 4 to 4 on this broad issue. Governments have a harder time justifying laws which deny benefits to persons in "suspect" classifications. Nevertheless, Air Force Lt. Sharron Frontiero won her point, with only Justice William H. Rehnquist dissenting, because other justices voted in her favor on the basis of past decisions. She had sued to obtain benefits for her student husband, Joseph Frontiero, then attending Huntington College in Montgomery, Ala. A man in the armed services has been getting housing and medical allowances automatically for his wife, whether he actually supports her or not, while the 6,000 married women must prove they contribute more than half their husbands' support. The administration had argued that the difference in treatment between the sexes was justified by the need for efficiency in administration. A special three-judge federal court in Montgomery upheld the statute. The opinion mentioned the Equal Rights Amendment, now up for ratification by state legislatures, as evidence Congress has Itself concluded that classifications based upon sex are "inherently invidious." Under the stricter standard of review required by the "suspect classification" test, Brennan found unconstitutional the law attacked by Lt. Frontiero. He was joined by Justices William O. Douglas, Byran R. White and Thurgood Marshall. Those voting for Lt. Frontiero but on narrower constitutional grounds were Chief Juitlca Warren E. Burger and Justices Potter Stewart, Lewis F. Powell Jr. and Harry A. Blackmun. Speaking for himself, Burger and Blackmun, Powell said the rationale of earlier cases need not be expanded under the facts of the Frontiero case, particularly since the Equal Rights Amendment could take care of the whole tituaUon If adopted by three-fourths of the states. Twenty-nine states have ratified the amendment, one or both houses Of the legislatures in 14 states have turned it down, and one stele -Nebraska -adopted it and then reversed Itself. Approval of 3ft states is needed to give the amendment the force of law. S!i;ili * i : l ! lls :;i!:'i»f-» IBl . LULAC Festivity The fourth annual League of United Latin American Citizens' Scholarship Fund Drive brought a day of festivities to Galesburg Saturday, ending with a dance at the Labor Temple at which a new LULAC queen was crowned. She is Joan Vasquez, left, who was crowned by her sister, Margie, last year's queen. They are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Lupe Vasquez, 380 W. Second St. First runner-up was Rachel Murguia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Murguia, 1151 S. Cedar St., and second runner-up was Debbie Beserra, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Beserra, 1212 Klein Ave. The festivities began with a parade down Main Street, featuring the* Cristales and Mariachi San Luis from Chicago, center. Jesse and Sandy Ponce's Artistic Dancers performed later at a dinner. Mayor Robert Cabeen, upper right, showed up at the parade in a Mexican sombrero while a young video-tape cameraman ran into problems taping the parade. (Register-Mail photos by Dale Humphrey.) Illinois Eyes Eastern Corre ctions Officer BOSTON (UPI) - Embattled Massachusetts Corrections Commissioner John O. Boone has applied for a similar job in Illinois, it was learned. News of Boone's application for the post of Illinois Corrections commissioner came amid information from reliable Massachusetts sources that Gov. Francis W. Sargent has decided to replace Boone. The application • was confirmed by Norton Kay, press secretary to Illinois Gov. Daniel Walker, who said Boone was one of four persons who has applied and are under serious consideration for the $35,000 a year post. The Massachusetts source, a leading Republican close to the prisons situation, said Sargent told him personally of the decision to replace Boone. "John Boone is leaving Massachusetts," the source said. "It could be within hours or it could be in several days." "If they (the Sargent administration) would just stabilize the situation a little bit at Walpole, he'd be gone tomorrow ... I mean he'd be gone in 30 minutes because I know some people who have applied for the job," the source said. They identified George McGrath, a former Massachusetts and New York City corrections commissioner, who now is clerk of the U.S. District Court in Boston, as one of the candidates interviewed for Boone's job. McGrath subsequently denied he had been approached by the administration for the commissioner's job. Administration spokesmen, including Sargent, have denied that any thought has been given to replacing Boone, 52, who has held the post for 16 turbulent months. He originally was recruited by James Isenberg, an assistant of Human Services Secretary Peter C. Goldmark, from the federal prison at Lorton, Va., where he was superintendent. • Boone was unavailable for comment on his application for the Illinois job. Earlier this year, Walker nominated Dr. David Fogel as corrections commissioner, but the Illinois Senate refused to confirm the nomination, leaving the post vacant. Wa Iker Appoin ts Four New Men SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - Gov. Daniel Walker today announced the appointment of four men to posts in his administration. They are Daniel Alvarez, 48, Chicago, assistant to the governor; Eduardo Mendez, 34, Skokie, member of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, 56; Solomon Sanchez, 51, Woodstock, head of migrant labor inspection in the Department of Agriculture, and Louis G. Alexander, 63, Chicago, member of the Illinois Health Facilities Au-j thority. | Alvarez, executive director of; Casa Central, a social servicej agency in Chicago, will serve j on Walker's staff as a liaison representative to several state agencies. Walker announced his salary as $24,000 a year. Mendez, an attorney for the Cook County Legal Aid Society, •will hold a non-salaried job on the Housing authority which distributes funds for construction of government-financed housing. Sanchez, owner of a wholesale produce business, will make $10,000 annually for serving in the newly-created migrant labor inspection post designed to insure that health and safety standards are observed at Illinois migrant labor camps. Two Held Atop Fuel Tank, Man Threatens to 'Blow It' The Galesburg Public Square resembled an are museum Saturday when Knox College, high school and Carl Sandburg College students displayed their work. The event, the Knox College Indeepndent Art Fair, was organized by the Starship Art on the Square Enterprise, a newly-formed are group headed by Leslie Brooks, a Knox College student, and Jay Haight, a former Knox students. The artists sold objects ranging from ceramics to photos to prints and paintings. PORTLAND, Ore. (UPI) - A man took two hostages and climbed atop a high explosive jet fuel storage tajik near Portland's airport today and threatened "to blow the whole thing up." The man, identified as William Howard Abernathy, 25, an employe of Lockheed Air Terminal Services at the airport, was armed with a rifle and shotgun. He sent down word with one hostage that if his former wife and children were not brought to the scene by noon he would explode the tank, j The hostage, according to the sheriff's department, returned to the tank, but witnesses said they could only see two persons on the tank. Abernathy's ex-wife, Nancy, and his children live in Bellingham, Wash., 250 miles; north of Portland. Efforts were being made to 1 bring her to Portland. ! Gladstone Man Hits Toivn Hall GLADSTONE - A 54 -year- old Gladstone man was charged by Henderson County authorities with leaving the scene of an accident early Sunday after his car crashed through the front of the Town Hall, causing an estimated $10,000 damage to the structure. The driver, Harrison Coffman, told sheriff's deputies he was blinded by the lights on an oncoming motorcycle, loit control of his car and hit the hall. His car eurne to rest against a back wall, authorities reported. Ambulance Grads Listed Twenty - seven ambulance i personnel were presented certificates Saturday afternoon : for completing the first emer- j gency medical technician | (EMT) course offered in the Galesburg area. ' Dr. William Masters of | Carl Sandburg College told the i audience attending the graduation ceremonies at St. : Mary's Hospital — a co-spon- ' sor of the program — that the course gave both the college, and the hospital a chance to i provide a community service ! and training which would I benefit area residents. Richard O. Thai, hospital administrator, said the course was part of St. Mary's outreach programs, which are aimed at working on community problems. Graduates and their organization include; The EMT course trains ambulance and rescue personnel in how to provide care for a critically ill or injured patient while he is being transported to a hospital. June Aklen. Avon Ambuiince: Wilford Andrews, Abingdon Ambulance: Glenn C'arr, Amen- i;m Community Ambulance; Victor formaii. Avon Ambulance: Kiii-ncst Curtis, Abingdon Am­ bulance; Lewi* Cutler, Avon; Richard Darmer, 'Abingdon Ambulance; Larry Donaldson. American Community Ambulance; Robert Frankhauser. Avon Ambulance; Robert Galusha, .Galesburg Fire Department; Michael Godail, Ferrell Ambulance; Orlo Harding, London M1U* Ambulance- Thomas Herring. A-l Ambulance; Rick Hopping, American Community Ambulance; James Hu/faker, American Community Ambulance; Richard Jacobs, Farrell Ambulance; Dennie Jordan, Henderson Fire Department; Larry Laird, London Mills Ambulance; James Lee, Abingdon Abbular.ee: Marion McClUre. Henderson Fire Department; Robert Perdue, Avon Ambulance; C. Powell, Avon Ambulance: Lyman Puffinbarger, Henderson Fire Department; Eugene Stambaugh, Abingdon Ambulance: Alan Unsicker, A-l Ambulance, and Lloyd Yoho, Abingdon Ambulance. Weather and River Stages night with frost likely north and chance of scattered frost central; lows in the 30s. MosUy sunny Tuesday with highs in the 60s. WESTERN ILLINOIS: Fair and continued cold tonight with low in the mid 30s and a chance of scattered frost. Sunny Tuesday with high in the 60s. IOWA: Clear and quite cool tonight with lows, around 40 southwest to 30s northeast where frost is likely. Fair and wanner Tuesday; highs in lower to middle 60s cast to lower 70s west. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 55; morning's low, 40. Sky partly cloudy. (Sunday's maximum, 63; minimum, 45; Saturday's maximum, 61; minimum, 46.) Sunday rose today at 5:46 a.m., sets at 8:07 p.m. HIVER STAGES Dubuque—18.5 fall 0.5 Davenport—17.9 rise 0.1 Burlington—18.8 fall 0.7 Keokuk—18.9 rise 0.4 Quincy—21.5 0.3 Grafton—27.7 fall 0.3 Alton—31.6 fall 0.2 St. Louis—37.9 fall 0.2 Cape Girardeau—42.0 fall 0.1 LaSalle—20.0 fall 0.5 Peoria—20.2 fall 0.6 Social Security Office Plans Number Application Change Social Security offices all over the nation arc coming to an end of an era, according to Mike Fish, field representative f >r the Galesburg office of Social Security. Starting soon, persons applying for social security cards will need to apply three to four wee'/.s prior to beginning jobs because local social security offices will no longer issue numbers. Under the old system, numbers are issued locally when applied for. The local offices will take applications for numbers but then will send the application to the central office in Baltimore, Md., where all numbers will be issued. Persons beginning their first jobs in the near future should apply for social security cards as soon as possible, Fis i saia. Employers will not issue pay checks to employes without social security numbers because they can be fined by the internal Revenue Service. 1, r

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