Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 6, 1973 · Page 3
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Wednesday, June 6, 1973
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USDA Reports Farmers Make Planting Headway 'WASHINGTON (DPI) - Despite rains which tWiayad ootm planfing again in Mhe eastern com belt tat week, lammeifs appear ito toe oaibdhiog up wiitlh overdue if Laid work in attempts to mailse racond owspis itlhis year, an Agriculture Depiairitimenit feiparit Indicates. EARLIER, FLOODS and wot weiatJtoe? ted led to tears tbait growers would be imalbfe to meet government goals far ia record com crop. Bunt a department onoip and wefaitlher report said tbait eis of June 3, com plianltog was esteri/ated at 84 per cent oompldtie din lllhe com Ibelit, an advance off 7 ipoJinite for toe week. The planing status compared wiiflh about 00 per cent complete on itlhe same diate a year earlier, amid average progress of 93 per cent alt lUhiis point in 'IJhe season. According to lihe repont, rains allowed eastern' com belt iflainrners ifio work only imo dlays last week, and their corn planing June 3 was omly 75 per cent complete compared wiiUh a normal ifliguire of 89 per cent. But in the western part of the belt, progress was "nearly normal" ait 97 per cent complete. Iowa, one of the western beflit spates, reported lite corn 90 iper cent seeded by June 3. In Klhe Souifih, corn planting was 88 per cent complete, which wais alls© behind schedule for Wife point in the season. The orop-wealther reporit also molted ttih'a/t: —SOYBEAN SEEDING lis behind schedule because many larmiers are concentnaiting on competing corn planing ffirsit. —Winter Wheat developed tfiavorably in dflxe Grealt Plains last week, but strong winds caused some damage in Nebraska, Kansas land Oklahoma. —Cotton planting is nearing completion, but a "considerable" acreage in flooded Delta regions will not be planted. Golesburg Register-Mail, Galesburg, HI. Wednesday, June 6, 1973 3 Confusion, Suspicion Surround Dismissal Of Governor's Liquor Commission Chief Galesburg High Gives 615 Student Diplomas Tuesday (Continued From Page 2) Mulligan, Betty Kimberlelgh Gay Cheryl Anne Meyers, Shotts, Stephen C. Showalter, Jacky D. Shumard, Debra Kay Sibley, Harold Woodrow Simmons Jr„ Susan Marie Sirois, Michael Skrzypek, Amy Louise Smith, Anna Kathryn Smith, Bessie Lorraine Smith, Deborah Sue Smith, Debra Ann Smith, Doris Kay Smith, Gayle Raylene Smith, Jack Raymond Smith, Joseph Raymond Smith, Joyce Lynne Smith, Melanie Lynne Smith, Rebecca Ann Smith, Richard J. Smith, Tara Jean Smith. Joseph Charles Snodgrass, Debra L. Snyder, Ralph Eugene Sparling Jr., Denise Gayle Spencer, Debra Kristin Spiker, Estherline Spinks, Heston Spinks, Timothy James Squire, Peggy Karleen Stafford, Ronald L. Stanton, Debbie Kaye Steck, Brian Charles Stegall, Jan Mark Stegall, Vickey Lynn Stephenson, Deana L. Stevenson, Ralph Eugene Stewart, Edward William Stoneking, Robin James Stout, Cindy Annette Stranger, Val Eugene Strode, Mary Jo Strom, Chris M. Stromson, Michael Eugene Stump, Kevin Daniel Joseph Sullivan, Charles W. Sundberg, David Wayne Suryk, Vickie Gayle Swank, Kenneth Courtney Swanson. Luan Louise Swanson, Kathy Ann Swegle, Thomas Russell Swlse, Steven Patrick Tabone, William M Tadie, Julie Ann Talbert, Debra Louise Tate, Alice Margaret Terpening, Pamela Sue Tharp, Mark Edward Thlel, David John Thomas, Sheryl Dawn Thomas. Debra Kay Thrailkill, Denise Ann Monica Toal, Martha Sue Tolley, Joseph Glenn Tonkin, Diane Marie Traff, Donald D. Trask, Donald Wayne Tucker, Gary A. Tucker, Nathaniel Turner Jr., Richard Lyle Turpin Jr., Sharon Ann Tyrrell, Donald D. Underwood, John D. Van Fleet Jr., Margaret Ann Vasquez, Louis Stephen Vitali. Dennis Donald Vollmer, Kevin J. Voyles, Susan Carol Wade, Jean Ann Wainman, Melissa Lynn Walker, Peggy Ann Walker, Cathy Jean Wallace, Theresa Leah Wallace, Gary Alan Ward, Gail Jeanette Watson, Patricia Lynn Webber, Julie Anne Webster, Cathy Denise Weigand, Frederick John Welch, Katherlne J. Wells, Cathy Ann Welsh, Robert Lee Wessels, Cynthia Joyce West, Mary Frances Wheeler, Nancy Ann White, Suzanne Marie Wlgnall, Mary Anthony Wilberdlng, Cindy Lou Wilder, Ricky Joe Wilder. Bonita Marie Wilkins, Linda G. Wilkins, Bonnie Louise Williams, Douglas K. Williams, Robert Dean Williams, Valerie Lee Williams. Stephen Paul Williamson, Terry Lee Williamsson, Janis Wilson, Michael R. Wilson, Vicki Sue Wilson, Jeffrey Brian Windom, Michael Thomas Wlttle, Connie Sue Wolbers, Suzanne Wong, William Ray Woods, Ronald Lee Wooldridge, T „, . ., _ Jacalynn Sue Wright, Michael James Edward Severns, Pamela David Wynkoop, Mark Bryan Kay England Severns, Russell D. Yeager, Vicki Lynn Yelm, Jeffrey Sharp Jr., Charles Bernard Shaw, Winfield Yourison. Richard Charles Timothy James SheUev, Donald Lee Zavadil, Christy Efka Zero, Susan Shinn, Terry Lee Shinn, James Gail Zefo, Vicki Bernella Zefo, Jacob Shotts, Steven Charles Marianne Zick. Jane Munson Munson, Debra Murray, James W. Neal, Mellnda S. Neali Cheryl Ann Nebe, Anthony Albert Nelson, Karen Jo Nel son, Larry G. Nelson, Robert Guy Nelson, Steven Paul Nelson, Albert Ray Nesbitt, Gloria Jean Nichols, Christopher Norton, Lynda Lee Norvell, Nancy Patricia O'Brien, Theresa Ann O'Connor, Pamela Jean O'Neal, Mickey Lee Oetti, David Alan Olln, Stuart Lee Olmsted, John Robert Olson, Frederick Allen Osborne, John Michael Ostrander, John Craig Pacey, Kenneth Joseph Padilla. Kristopher JohnPalko, Jeffrey Ed ward Palmer, Jeffrey James Palmgren, Margaret Ann Papke, Donald Dale Park, Douglas E. Park, Thomas Edward Parks, David Carl Parker, Robert William Parker, Deanna Lynn Parsons, Richard Alan Patch, Linda Marie Pates, Deborah Kay Patty, Barbara Kay Peake, Da vid Richard Pearson, Clair Richard Pearson, Lori Lynn Pearson, Jon Alan Peck, John Douglas Pecsl, Jean Marie Pedigo, Gary Stephen Peters," Janet Marie Peterson, Ralene Gayle Petrie, Carole Sue Phlpps, Catherine Ann Phipps, Michael Ray Pittington, Jeanne Elizabeth Pillsbury, Stephen John Podwojski, Ann Louise Polillo, Francis E. P. Polite, Michaela Marie Poplett, Rochelle Lea Pouche, Patricia Gail Poulos, Cherie Jean Powell, John Henry Powell, RusseU Craig Pratt, Ann Marie Prina, Thomas Howard Pscheidt, Irene Emma Puffer, Clarence Thomas Rabenau III, Srdjan Radovic, Debra Ann Rakers, Calvin Leon Handle, Gregory Gene Raymond, Connie J. Reckman, Mary Carol Reed, Robert WUliam Reed, William Ronald Reed, Mary Jane Reeder, Michael Kim Reese, Martin Lee Reiber, Ramon Raoul Reveles, James D. Reynolds, Linda Sue Reynolds, David Miles Richardson, Roberta Jane Richardson, Jeannie Luleva Ring. John Michael Ring, Barbara Jewell Robertson, Linda Bernicc Robinson, Susan Gaye Robinson, Victor Rodriguez, David Lee Francis Honk, Mark Alan Rooney, Loretta Jeanne Rose, Vicki Sue Hose, Charles Allen Rosenberg, Merilee Ann Ross, Steven Richard Rouland, Thomas Guy Rowen, Stanley Merrick Ruhl, John Lee Rupert, Richard Eugene Rupert, Richard K. Rushing, David Wayne Rutledge, Kathie Lynn Rutledge, Carol Sue Sampson. James Hoger Sandberg, Martha J. Sandoval, Patricia Ann Sanford, Patrice Lynn Sargeant, Carma Lee Schrodt, Harvey Eugene Scott, Robert Randolph Scott, Terry Lee Scott, Julia Ann Sedlacek, Robert Thomas Self. By ROBERT KIECKHEFER SPRINGFIELD (UPI)-The ouster of Lawrence E. .Johnson, Gov. Daniel Walker's latest choice to head the stale Liquor Control Commission, is beginning to read like a dime novel. These events Tuesday added to the aura of confusion and suspicion, turning the whole affair into a veritable rcpro duction of a spy thriller: — JOHNSON, at a Springfield conference, hinted that he was fired by someone other than Walker, without the full knowledge of the governor himself. — A Walker assistant issued a 4-page news release listing it h e administration reasons Ifor Johnson's firing. Although HJhtj release was on gubernatorial letterhead, it wais couched in fthe assistant's words. — Walker himself, attending a governor's conference in Nevada kept silent on the reasons behind Johnson's firing. Johnson also said he ww was given iUhc boot at a tame when ithe commissi on was probing alleged illegal campaign cnOtirilbuMwis to a state representative by persons holding liquor licenses; in- veisftigiaifcing adlegaitions Mi at organized crime has linifillrait- od the liiquor concession at an Illinois racetrack, and probing charges that commission employes have shaken down licensees and falsified official records. HE REFUSED, however, to draw a connection between his announcemenlt Friday /that he had i issued swpoenas in an investigation of Atiithony Angelos, and his firing Monday. Angelas, Walter's shorft-lived nominee to head Ihc state Insurance Department, is suspected of donating $50,000 to Walker's campaign ait a Mine when he held a liquor license, Johnson said. "I have reason to believe ijjhis may noit have been the governor's decision based on complete information" Johnson said of his firing. He pointed out that both the initial request Monday ithait he resign and the order withdraw­ ing his name from Senate consideration "came at a time when the governor was out of the stote." lie repeated similar statements several toes, then backtracked, saying, "I don't mean to leave suggestions." He said he has scheduled a meeting with Walker for Tuesday morning and will follow toait with a news conference ait Which time, "I will relate in detail all the events •which may have led up to this." THE WALKER administration news release quoted As- sisOanlt Andrew Leahy as saying Johnson was dumped because he refused to go along with proposed cuts in the commission budget. Johnson saiid ait is true he opposed the cuts but that "whatever the reason lor the withdrawal of my nominaitiion, the iniforma- itiion contained in the release is not ithe reason ..." He said, however, that he still doe3 not know what the reason is, albhough he does have "an opinion in my own mind why this happened." Johnson said his firing comes ait "a critical time for the Illinois Oquor Control Commission" because of the number of important pending hearings, tiniduding oases of alleged corruption on the commission 'itself. JOHNSON, a Champaign attorney, was the Democratic Party's unsuccessful congres­ sional candidate last November in ithe 21st District. Hi© became (he second commission chiaiiirmian fired by Walker's ladiminiisiWion aifiter announcing he was investigating allegations ithat Angeles contributed to the governor's campaign dlfegaMy. Johnson said Tuesday that the Angctos investigation had .produced a strong case which "I'd rather prosecute than defend." Walker's new appointee as ctoarmian, Michael IR. Berz of Kankakee, has promised that eaOl scheduled hearings will continue. "Nothing in the work of ithe commission has changed," Berz said Tuesday. Senate Panel Okays Bill to Legalize Leaf-Burning SPRLNGFIELD (UPI) - A bill aimed at legalizing open leaf-burning in Illinois has won the' approval of a Senate committee and is now in the hands of the full Senate. After a brief hearing Tuesday, the Senate Agriculture Committee voted 7-3 to approve the bill, sponsored by Rep. Pete Pappas, R-Rock Island. The bill already has cleared the House. Under the bill, the Illinois Pollution Control Board would be required to lift a statewide ban on open leaf-burning now in force for communities over 2,500 population. John Roberts, manager of the division of air pollution in the Environmental Protection Agency, speaking against the bill, said ' smoke from burning leaves poses a health threat to persons suffering from lung ailments. He said about 15 per cent of all children suffer from some form of asthma which, he said, is aggravated by leaf smoke. He said at least one member in one out of five families has some form of respiratory disease. But Sen. Tom Merr'itt, R- Hoopeston, called the bill "a people's bill" that would preserve "a part of our heritage." "You are taking something away from the old ladies in my district who enjoy raking their yards and visiting over the back fence while they burn their leaves," Merritt told Roberts. "It's a part of our heritage. This is a people's bill and it's about time we stood up for the people." Several similar measures have been introduced into the General Assembly this session, but only one other bill remains alive. That bill, sponsored by Rep. • Webber Borchers, R-Decatur, is at passage stage in the Senate. House-Approved Ban on Abortions Might Not Survive Test in Courts SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - The Illinois House has approved a bill that would outlaw abortions in the state again, but constitutional experts say the measure is sure to be struck down in the courts if it gets past the Senate and the governor. The bill, which has more than 40 cosponsors, passed the House Tuesday on a 101-24 vote It would make it state policy to declare that life begins at conception and says therefore that abortion is murder -except in cases where it is necessary to save a mother's life. Brings Up Point Rep. Robert Walters, R-Alton, chief sponsor of the bill, said he hopes the U.S. Supreme Court will take a look at the measure since it brings out the point of when life begins—a question the court did not answer in January when it made afoortions legal. But experts said it is unlikely the bill—which has a doubtful future in the Senate —would ever get to the Supreme Court The Rhode Island Legislature earlier this year passed a similar bill aimed at testing the high court decision and it was immediately struck down by the Rhode Island Supreme Court. "It will of course be thrown out," said University of Chicago law professor Gerhard Casper. "There can be no doubt." He said when the high court ruled that it need not resolve j the "difficult question of when life begins" the court meant "by implication of course that the state cannot define it either." to have an abortion during the first three months of pregnancy. The state is free to impose some restrictions during the second three months and may I outlaw abortions after a fetus Anthony D'Amato, professor becomes viable. of law at Northwestern University, said the high court decision gives the state "some leeway, but it does not have so much leeway as to wipe out the decision." "I think Illinois really could not get away with going as far as this bill does," he said. Both men are considered constitutional experts. The Supreme Court's January decision said the state may not interfere with a woman's right The court said it would leave the question of when life begins to theologians, philosophers and doctors. In another decision Tuesday the House turned down a bill that would have allowed father to block an abortion if he were willing to take responsibility for the child. The meas ure would also have allowed a fetus born alive to die if neither parent wanted it. It got only four aye votes. Kerner Says White House\i7££ e ££ Made Hi in Special Target CHICAGO (UPI) - U.S. Appeals Court Judge Otto Kerner, convicted recently in the Illinois racetrack conspiracy trial, charged today that the White House is guilty of "selective prosecution" in bringing him to trial. Kerner, in an exclusive (broadcast interview aired by WGN radio in Chicago, said he felt President Nixon laid special emphasis on "winning Illinois in the 1972 elections" after his narrow defeat in 1960. Kerner said one or more government agencies conducted special surveillance activities which led to his indictment on 16 counts of tax evasion, fraud, bribery and conspiracy. In the interview with WGN newsman Frank Beaman in a drab Chicago "hideaway" office Kerner said he believed the Internal Revenue Service conducted an extraordinary investigation and implicated a White House aide,'Clark Mollenhoff, who reportedly sought damag­ ing information against Kerner in 1970. Kerner said that the President's anxiety about last year's election may have led to an intense effort to discredit Kerner in order to also discredit the Democratic Party in Illinois. Kerner, a former governor of Illinois, also said he believed his telephones were tapped and his personal mail under surveillance during 1969-1970. Comptroller: Computer Could Crimp Crimes By PAMELA REEVES SPRINGFIELD (UPI) —Next summer Comptroller George Lindberg plans to break a bottle of champagne over a computer which he thinks will put an end to most of the skulduggery in state government. Today he planned to go before the House Appropriations Committee to get the money to put the computer into action. If he succeeds in getting the $7.6 million he needs, the state should have a uniform accounting system in full operation by July 1, 1974. First in Nation The system,, besides being the first of its kind in the nation, has concrete advantages for the taxpayer, Lindberg says, among them: —The computer will be able to tell how much money the state has, and how much it has spent, at any given moment. It will also be able to tell how much each department has spent and where the money went. Currently, there is no such handy device in state government. —The system will "kick out" state contracts that look suspicious or which do not meet all regulations. Individuals will follow up on the kickouts, much as the Internal Revenue Service follows up on tax returns that are kicked out of its computer. The computer will record how much state business a firm is doing and how much the THANKS I would like to Thank all my friends and relatives for their prayers, flowers, cards, and visits while a patient in Cottage Hospital, a special Thanks to Rev. Oschner, Rev. Bennett, Dr. George Nulph, also Dr. Kamp, Dr. Douglas and Dr. Thompson, and nurses at Cottage Hospital. Everything is greatly appreciated. I am now recuperating at R.R. 2, Maquon, 111. Mr*, luella Hendricks state is spending on a given program, Protect Against Fraud In addition, the system will help the comptroller, who pays all the state's bills, dispense the 10 million checks he sends out each year and it will include protections against computer fraud, check stealing and payment of fraudulent vouchers. Lindberg, who considers his office the most powerful fiscal body in the state, believes the new system will "serve as a deterrent to skulduggery" because the computer will enable him to keep close tabs on all state monies. "The fact that everything that is done will be done in a fishbowl should have a dampening effect on criminal activity," he said. "I can presume there are some people who aren't very crazy about the intensity with which we will be watching." Although he sees the chief function as one of generating fiscal information, Lindberg said he plans to alert investigative agencies to any irregularities and to use his staff to investigate state contracts. Right now, he said, there is probably only a "m o d e s t amount" of fraud in that area! because "Illinois is particularly sensitive to the issue of fraud in regard to government contracts since our track record is rather poor." Saw It Operate During the six years he served as a state representative from Crystal Lake, Lindberg saw first-hand evidence of the way the state contract fraud game was played. He investigated the Supreme Court scandal of 1969, in which two justices resigned, and the Paul Powell shoebox scandal of 1971. Before he entered state government, he spent seven years with the John Reed polygraph firm, conducting lie detector tests in financial fraud cases across the nation. Now, writing an average of $28 million a day in state checks, Lindberg is responsible for seeing that the state's record of fiscal integrity gets cleaned up. With the new computer system, he said, any large scale fraud would be able to succeed only through a conspiracy, but he thinks the system will include enough checks and balances to make that unlikely. Although the system will be partially in operation during the next 13 months, Lindberg said, it is still in the "gearing up" stages and won't be fully ready witil July 1, 1974. On that day he said, "I plan to break a bottle of champagne over a computer and say all operations are go." Mt.Calvary Lutheran Vacation Bible School JUNE 11-22 9:00 to 11:30 A.M. For Information Call 343-0006 All VISITORS WELCOME ALPHA — A benefit recital will be presented at the Fischer School Addition cafeteria here Saturday at 8 p.m. The program will be presented by the LeCornu Studio' of Dance. Proceeds will be donated to the Ralph Kelly Scholarship Fund. The fund will be divided into two parts to be awarded to a student who shows a talent in music and plans to work toward a college degree in that field. The balance will go to a high school music student who wants to attend a summer music camp. Teen Killed SHILOH, 111. (UPI)-Kenneth Tiedemann, 16, Belleville, was killed Tuesday night when his car was struck by a Southern Railway System freight train just north of here. Changing Standards Draw Criticism at EPA Heating CARBONDALE, 111. (UPI) — Environmental protection officials braced for another round of comment today on their proposed 1974 water quality regulations—a set of proposed rules which would force local governments to spend more than they had planned for sewage treatment plants. The EPA slated the second in its hearings on the plan for the ballroom of the Southern Illinois University Student Center. The first was Monday in Springfield; the last will be Friday in Chicago. MOST CRITICISM at Monday's hearing centered on the frequent changes in regulations posted by both state and federal environmental protection agencies. Relatively little attention was paid to a provision which would hike from 20 per cent to 25 per cent the local share of funding for sewage treatment plants required under federal and sbate water quality rules. Acting EPA Director Jack Marco said that change is needed because of alterations in federal regulations. The old program, Marco said, provided for 55 per cent funding Df eligible construction costs. That figure was augmented by a 25 per cent state contribution from antipollution bond funds, leaving only 20 per cent of the total cost to be paid by the local government. THE FEDERAL REGULATIONS now provide for mandatory 75 per cent funding, meaning fewer plants can be funded with the same amount of money, Marco said. In addition, presidential, impoundments have reduced sharply the federal dollars flowing to Illinois. In response, the state EPA has proposed that no state funds be given to construction projects receiving 75 per cent state funding. Instead, the money will be used to provide 75 per cent state funding for projects which cannot get federal grants. Marco admitted this plan, if it takes effect, will mean that localities must up their share of the cost from 20 per cent to 25 per cent. But Marco agreed the Springfield hearing indicated more concern with stability in the regulations than with funding percentages. "THAT'S ABOUT RIGHT," he said. "I've talked to a fellow from Greenup who had an application for construction funds in three times and had to change it each time because the rules were changed before we could approve it." LISTEN TO SPEAK EASY THURSDAY, JUNE 7 9:05-10:30 P.M. SPECIAL GUEST Major Thomas G. Storey Over WGIL 1400 AM

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