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Golesburg Register-Moil, Golesburg, III. Tuesday, May T?, T9733 Pay Toilet BanlPollution Agency's Ban on Leaf Burning Voted by Panel Remains Despite Assault by Legislators SPRINGFIELD (UPI) One repfes&itatfve iuggtfr ed they put things on a "pay as you go toasas." A titness said they present "an obstacle to a biological function," Both were talking about pay toilets-devices the Motile Executive Committee Monday voted to ban in Illinois. The roll call was 11 -9. "flllS IS A serious bill," sponsor Rep. Robert Mann, D-Chlcago, told the committee. "It is serious to the young. It is serious to the elderly. It is serious to those who don't have change." That remark, leading off nearly an hour of debate, set a humorous tone which later was inadvertently picked up by Stephen Karganovic, head of the Committee to End Pay Toilets in America (CEPTA). No matter how Mann and Karganovic phrased their comments, they continued to draw laughter, rather than serious consideration, from committee members. Pay toilets, Karganovic said are "an obstacle to a biological function. You may have $100 in your pocket. You may have $1,000. But if you don't have a dime, you're In trouble." THE CEPTA HEAD also charged that pay toilets are "act of discrimination against women. They have to pay an "act of discrimination against women. They have to pay twice as much since there are no pay urinals." Chastizing the members of the committee verbally for their laughter, Karganovic continued, "if you make up your mind to consider this seriously, you will realize that for some people this as a daily issue. At least once a day you may run into it." The laughter of committee members made little difference in the end, however, despite the opposition of an attorney for a lock company, a representative of Gray- hound Bus Lines and the adverse comments of some committee members. THE GREYHOUND representative argued revenue from pay toilets helped pay to keep Greyhound washrooms in service and helped prevent immoral acts and vandalism. "I believe it's not unreasonable to require a citizen to carry a dime," Rep. Roscoe Cunningham, R-Lawrenceville, said, "I can't think of any better way they can spend their money." By JEFFERY L. SHELER SPRINGFIELD (UPI> - A statewide ban on open burning of leaves and other refuse has withstood an attack in the Illinois Senate. On a 23-7 vote, seven short of the 30 needed for passage, the Senate, Monday rejected a bill that would have voided a 1971 Pollution Control Board edict prohibiting open burning. But those opposed to the highly controversial leaf - burning ban may have at least two more chances to see it go up in smoke. A similar measure has already passed the House and is at passage stage in the Senate. That bill, sponsored by Rep. Weber Borchers, R - Decatur, would strip the Pollution Control Board's power to control open burning. Proposed Change Pending Also pending is a proposed change in the regulation by the board itself. Board member Donald A. Henss, a former state representative from Moline, has indicated the board is consider­ ing lifting the statewide fan except during emergency weather conditions. Under the rejected Senate bill sponsored by Sen. Jack Walker, R-Lansing, control of leaf- burning would be turned over to local governments while the Pollution Control Board would keep control over refuse collection site regulations. "This bill is not as tough as Borchers'," Walker said. "Municipalities could still control leaf burning under my bill." Opponents of Walker's bill said removing the statewide ban would leave the state powerless to halt open burning in the event of an air inversion —an atmospheric condition that causes surface air to stagnate trapping pollution at sometimes dangerous levels. "I don't think the legislature should punish people with asthma and other lung diseases simply because some of us are mad at the people who used to run the Pollution Control Board," said Sen. Kenneth Buzbee, D-Carbondale. Allows Open Burning Sen. Bradley M. Glass, R- Northfield, said the changes proposed by the Pollution Control Board would allow open burning except during air inversions when it could invoke a 48 hour ban. "Such a regulation would accomplish what this bill seeks to do," Glass said. "I think we ought to give the board a chance to pass this regulation." But Sen. Robert McCarthy, D - Decatur, said the General Assembly should not wait for the board to act. "I'm convinced that had there been an outcry from the government and had this bill not been introduced, a new regulation would never have been proposed," McCarthy said. The leaf • burning ban has drawn fire almost from the beginning from municipal officials, who said the ban was unenforceable and would cause financial hardship for local governments in collecting and disposing of leaves. House Leaders Reject Proposal to Prohibit Tax Hikes Adds 89 Knuppel Claims Gain in Recount SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - The House Executive Committee has drawn the line on the "taxpayers revolt," rejecting on a tie vote a measure which would have virtually prohibited any future tax increases in Illinois. The measure, offered by Rep. Charles Keller, D - Effingham, was a proposal to hold a constitutional referendum limiting tax increases to those approved by voters at referenda. Legislators agree that adoption of such an amendment would mean virtually no new or increased taxes anywhere in the state. The measure drew a 10-10 tie vote, which means it stays in the committee. Keller said the measure was a response to Gov. Daniel Walker's call to return government to the people. "The governor said during the campaign he wants to bring government back to the people," Keller told the committee. "This would do that by freezing all taxes. Anyone who is in favor of bringing government back to the people is in favor of this here bill." Answering questions that the plan might limit the services government could perform, Keller said, "I feel we'll find a system of priorities. Besides, We'll get more revenue through existing taxes just because of the growth of the economy." Rep. J. J. Wolf, R-Chicago, called the resolution "nonsense." Rep. John S. Matijevich, D-North Chicago, said it offered "an appealing solution ... we know the people would vote for this. But it wouldn't foe very responsible." Many of the members who voted for the resolution said they did so only to protest the increases in taxes and added they would not vote for the resolution if it came to the House floor. The House last year came within a few votes of approving a measure to freeze real estate taxes statewide and currently is considering a host of other tax relief measures. LEWISTOWN, 111. (UPI) State Sen. John Knuppel, D- Virginia, said Monday he has gained a total of 89 votes on challenger John Adams, a Quincy Republican, in the recount of paper ballots cast in last November's 48th District senatorial election. The recount, requested by Adams after the election, is being supervised by a Senate subcommittee headed by Sen. Donald Moore, R - Midlothian. Knuppel won the election by 337 votes out of some 80,000 cast. Knuppel said he picked up 78 votes in recounting at Fulton County Monday and had gained 11 others during the weekend in recounts at Mason and Schuyler counties, making the total gain 89 votes. Moore said his committee — must still examine some 3,600 ballots in Brown County. It has not yet been decided whether the recount is to include Cass County, where approximately 7,000 ballots were cast. Republicans currently hold a 30-29 edge in the Senate. If Adams' challenge were successful, it would provide the GOP 'With a more comfortable 31-28 margin. Moore said a significant gain by either man in Fulton County would bs a "good indication" of the eventual winner. Dies in Crash HARTSBURG, 111. (UPI) Kenneth Lawrence, 18, Mattoon, was killed early today when a ctr in which he was a passenger collided with a semi being towed on Illinois 121 about two miles north of here, police said. Jurist Withdraws From Aldermen's Conspiracy Case CHICAGO (UPI) - Circuit Court Judge Marvin E. Aspen has disqualified himself in the conspiracy trial of Aldermen Thomas E. Keane and Edwin P. Fifielski. In making the announcement Monday, Aspen cited press speculation that his Democratic ties would not permit a fair trial. "I am today and always have been my own man," the judge said. "I know of no concrete reason why I should disqualify myself. But, because it is important that this case be tried without any hint of suspicion, I am disqualifying myself from this case and am sending it back to the chief judge." Chief Judge Joseph A. Power was expected to reassign the case today. Keane, floor leader for Mayor Richard J. Daley, and Fifielski were under indictment on charges of official misconduct, conspiracy and conflict of interest stemming from links with the Jefferson State Bank. Both were present when the judge made his announcement. Harry S Truman received 23 honorary degrees in his \ifetime, 16 while president. When you're 65, Medicare can be a lifesaver. But it doesn't pay for everything. m ii-m \ P MlN meDicaRe BLUe CROSS 65 BLUB SHIELD 65 If you're turning 65 and you want to know what Medicare covers and what it doesn't cover, send for this booklet. It explains Medicare and our Blue Cross 65 and Blue Shield 65 supplementary coverage in simple, easy-to-understand language. Write: Charlotte White, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, 525 W Jefferson St., Springfield, Illinois 62702. Or call (217) 525-1530. House Votes News Shield For Sources SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - The Illinois House has approved, 107-21, a bill to grant newsmen a nearly absolute right to protect their sources of confiden tial information. The bill, which cleared the chamber Monday and now goes to the Senate, is the latest in a series of measures up for consideration before the General Assembly. It would guarantee to newsmen Becrecy except when a court, in a felony trial, rules that disclosure of a newsman's confidential sources is needed to insure that justice is done and that all other sources for obtaining that information have been exhausted. Even under those conditions, a newsman would be allowed to keep secret sources involved in a trial of a public official on charges of bribery or official misconduct. Opponents argued both that the bill provides too much protection and that it provides too little. Chamber Adopts Abortion Controls By Wide Margin SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - The Illinois House, by the wide margin of 112-15, has approved a bill to regulate abortions which opponents said violates !the standards set by the U.S. Supreme Court. The bill, approved Monday, would permit abortions during the fourth, fifth, and sixth month of a pregnancy only if a doctor finds the operation necessary. During the final three months of pregnancy, it would permit the operation only when a court orders it to save the life or safeguard the health of the mother. It also would enact restrictions on the conditions under which an abortion may be performed. Opponents said the bill would go far beyond the latitude left to the states by the Supreme Court decision and, therefore, "wi\l be stricken by the courts." courts." Transit Proposal Delayed by Week For More Work SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - It Legislators Ban Traditional Practice Of Introducing Constituents in Gallery See how well this program supplements Medicare it even pays your hospital deductible. Blue Cross 65. Blue Shield 65. Because even Medicare can't do the job alone. SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - The Illinois House, after one of the most bitter debates of the session, has voted to prohibit members from introducing from the floor constituents who visit the chamber's galleries. The traditional practice, which has stirred unusual hostility this session, brought a volley of emotional and sometimes racial exchanges before the vote Monday. The practice itself is as time honored as it is simple. When a member spotted a group of constituents in the balcony, he rose on a point of personal privilege, introduced the home- folks and others in the chamber applauded. But the introductions have drawn criticism this session, particularly with an unprece- dentedly heavy floor workload. The protest multiplied as the annual influx of school tours hit the Capitol in recent weeks, often sending dozens of school tours through the galleries each day. Came to a Head Matters came to a head Monday as Rep. Emil Jones, D-Chicago, rose during presentation of a bill to introduce a grade school class from his 28th District. After the debate on the measure ended, Rep. Robert Dunn, a Republican from the same district, rose and criti­ cised Jones for interrupting the presentation of a bill for an introduction. Jones, a black man, responded, charging in angry and thinly veiled words that Dunn might 'have performed the task if the children had been from "his part of the district"—that is, white. Dunn, a white man, replied he refused to make the intro duction on grounds of conviction adding he had declined repeated requests to introduce other groups, including a troop of Girl Scouts "from 'my part See 'Legislators'— (Continued on Page 11) Lightning Victims Off 'Critical' List LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (UPI) — Two semipro baseball players who were injured by a freak lightning bolt that killed a teammate in the middle of a game have been removed from the critical list and were in satisfactory condition today. Officials at Lake Havasu Community Hospital said Monday that Herbert Noye, 21, and Bob Hormann, 33, were recovering, well. They were injured Sunday by a lightning bolt which tore through pitcher John Wade, 19, as he was winding up for a pitch in the game between the Lake Havasu City team and a Blythe, Calif, team. Wade was killed instantly and six others were injured as the bolt forked out and knocked his teammates to the ground. "I saw John wind up," said rightfielder Vern Howk, 28, one of four released from the hospital Monday, "and then I heard a big boom and I was on the ground. I could barely see people coming out of the stands but then I saw people crawling on their hands and knees toward the pitcher." One of those crawling toward Wade was his sister, who will be at least another week] witnessed the tragedy from the before the Senate special Trans- bleachers and attempted to portation Study Commission ar- give her "brother mouth-to rives at recommendations for a mouth resuscitation, screaming, statewide transit plan. The Senate Monday gave the panel an extra week to com plete its work, which is supposed to include a recommendation for a regional transit authority for the metropolitan Chicago area. The committee had an original reporting date set for today. The panel was established in a controversial transportation proposal passed over Gov. Daniel Walker's veto earlier this 1 session. THANK YOU I would like to thank all my friends and relatives for the many cards, letters and flowers f received during my stay at University Hospital at Iowa City. A special thanks to Rev. Ordell Peterson for his visit and prayers. All these things were greatly appreciated. HAROLD ELLIOTT Wataga, Illinois "My god, my god, my brother." An ambulance operator said the lightning "vaporized the kid's (Wade's) clothing and what was left was in shreds." 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