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Galesburg Register-Mail, Galesburg, Thursday, June 7, 1973 3 IVeuer Too OM Never too old for girl watching, this St. Louis, Mo., man made use Wednesday of a perfect day—weatherwise—and a perfect subject. The young woman's outfit is designed to take full advantage of the sunshine. UNIFAX Trouble at Top CBS Hires Firm to Probe Disc Jockey Payola Charge NEW YORK (UPI) - Columbia Broadcasting System, responding to reports that some executives may have paid radio stations and disc jockeys to play -records produced by the company, assigned a law firm Wednesday to investigate the charges. "If any irregularities are "If any irregularities are completely unlfoimde d and it indeed discovered action will wm be geen ^ th0re is n0 be taken immediately and the eviden facts reported to the proper authorities," CBS said in a statement. The Federal Strike Force against Organized Crime in Newark, N.J., confirmed Uhat it has been looking into alleged payola activities since April. CBS said the firm of Oravath, Swain iand Moore had been retained to conduct the investigation "in light of the current rumors." It maintained there was still no evidence that funds allegedly misused by three discharged employes were spent to illegally promote CBS records. Top Pay David Wynshaw, a former director for artist relations at Columbia, has reportedly told federal investigators that promotion men paid as much as $250,000 to various radio sta- See The New Roy a! HAND-VAC With the Roller Brush NOW IN STOCK! ELECTRIC OF 342-6813 829 E. MAIN tions with music programs aimed at black audiences to encourage them to play records produced by Columbia. A spokesman for the firm said that Wynshaw did not work in the firm's promotion section or have any knowledge of it. "The allegations are uce to substantiate them," the spokesman said. Prexy Fired CBS fired Wynshaw April 10 Later that month it dismissed Anthony Rubino, director of marketing for its records division. Clive Davis, president of Columbia Records, was fired last week. The three were named in a civil suit alleging the misuse of thousands of dollars in Columbia funds. Mosit of the money was said to have gone to redecorate Davis' New York apartment. A spoksman for the Record Industry Association of Ameri ca, who said he was worried that the reports of wrongdoing at Columbia might reflect badly on other firms, said, "The industry has been hit hard by all the rumors. It has shocked everyone that a major record company such as CBS would be at the center of payola allegations." Boy Drowns CENTREV1LLE, 111. (UPI)Juan Hairston, 10, drowned Wednesday while fishing with two friends in a drainage canal in Centreville, police said. General Assembly Sends Bill to Lower Drinking Age to 19 to Governor 9 s Desk By JEFFERY L. SHELER SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - It Is now tip to Gov. Daniel Walker to decide if the legal drinking age in Illinois will be lowered to 19. A bill to allow 1!) and 20 year olds in Illinois to buy beer and wine was sent to the governor Wednesday after it won final approval in the Illinois Senate. If, as expected, Walker signs the bill, it will become law next Oct. 1. Walker has indicated he favors lowering the drinking age. The Senate approved the bill, Sponsored by Rep. Aaron Jaffc, D-Skokie, on a nonpartisan 32- il3 vote despite protests that it would lead to "carnage on the highways" and that it reflects "the moral decay of our society." "Why does anyone want 19 yca.r olds to drink?" asked Sen. John Knuppcl, D-Virginia. "In fact, why docs anyone want to drink? It's slop, it's swill, it's what we feed our hogs. God gave us beautiful bodies and liquor only makes you look silly and out of place." Cite Michigan Example Kmuppel said traffic deaths among 18 to 21 year olds in Michigan has risen 153 per cent since that state lowered its drinking age to 18. "Are you going to wish these deattis and maiming injuries on your children? This is <a good example, of the moral decay in our society," he said. Sen. Hudson Sours, R-Peoria, said Michigan highways are "a slaughter pen" due to the lowered drinking age, and referred to a move in that state's legislature to return the drinking age to 21. "It's been a slaughter pen up there," Sours said. "There's been carnage on the highways because of-drunken drivers and young people. Once we throw 19 year olds the right to booze it up that's exactly what will happen." But Sen. Bradley Glass, R- Northficld, Senate sponsor of the bill, said lowering the drinking age "represents a natural step toward giving full rights" to young citizens. Faith in Youth "It is inconceivable to me that we can send) our young people to serve our country and then toll them they don't have the moral responsibility to drink beer or wine," Glass said. "I have a great deal of faith In our young people and I believe this is a right they should have." Sen. Don Wooten, D-Rock Island, who said he was op­ posed to drinking, said the bill would not force anyone to drink. "It merely gives permission. Frankly, I don't think it will have any effect on the percentage 1 of young people who drink today." Glass said the bill, which had originally called for lowering the drinking age to 18, was changed to 19 in the House in art attempt to prevent high school students from drinking. He said hard liquor was ruled out because it causes intoxication faster. Senate Okays 'Super Agency' To Direct State Welfare SPRINGFIELD (UPI)-A Republican-proposed "super agency" designed to take over virtually all state health and social programs has won approval in the Illinois Senate. The Senate Wednesday voted 32-7 to send to the House a bill creating a new department of health and social services that would replace 12 existing state agencies including the Department of Public Aid. Sen. Jack Kneupfer, R-Elmhurst, sponsor of the bill, said the single department, headed by a cabinet - level secretary, would provide "coordination that so frequently is lacking between department directors now in office." . He said some 22 states now have similar "super agencies" to oversee health and social programs. "The plan is desirable on two counts," Kneupfer said. "One is from the standpoint of the state and the other, more importantly, is from the standpoint of the clients who tend to fall into the cracks between the agencies." Under the bill, the department would take over the functions of the Departments of Public Aid, Mental Health, Public Health, Children and Family Services, the Bureau of Employment Security Advisory Board, the Institute for Social Policy, the Governor's Office of Human Resources, the Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, the Mental Health Planning Board and the Governor's Office of Manpower. It also would handle all du­ ties of the Parole and Pardon Board including the granting of parole. Democrats objected that the bill called for "a major overhaul" of the executive department too early in Gov. Daniel Walker's administration. "This is more properly a function of the governor through executive order," Sen. Philip Rock, D-Chicago, said. "I think this is just a little pre- sumptious on our part." The Senate also approved two separate plans' to coordinate state programs for the elderly. One bill, sponsored by Sen. Esther Saperstein, D-Chicago, would create a new code department to take over all programs for the aged currently run by some 30 different departments. The other bill, sponsored by Sen. Don Moore, R-Midlothian, would designate an adviser to the governor to coordinate programs for the aged but would leave existing agencies intact. Cities Seek Guidelines On Waste Plant Projects CARBONDALE, 111. (UPI)-The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is no horse and buggy day creation but the old "giddap" and "whoa" were there Wednesday at the second of three hearings the IEPA is conducting around the state. The IEPA is seeking the ideas and opinions of cities, industries and citizens before it finalizes its 1973 water quality regulations, expected before the end of June. The last of the hearings is scheduled for 9 a. m. Friday in the Field Museum lecture hall in Chicago. The first was Monday in Springfield.' THE GIDDAP GUYS at the Southern Illinois University hearing Wednesday were the cities wanting some solid guidelines that will stay hitched in construction and funding of long-delayed city sewage plants. The whoa boys were the coal industry representatives who hope the federal and state agencies will painstakingly chart a clean water course that will steer coal mines clear of financial disaster. Daniel M. Hall, St. Louis, assistant general counsel for the Peabody Coal Co. which operates 10 mines in Illinois, said there sometimes is a tendency in drawing up water quality regulations "to oversimplify a very complex program." WILLIAM PYE, IEPA water pollution division manager, assured Hall and other witnesses that their positions would be considered before the agency finalizes its regulations. The regulation will intergmte the state's activities with national policies and objectives established in the federal Water Pollution Control Act amendments of 1972. Roy Young, water and sewer commissioner in Altamont in Effingham County, pleaded for some regulations that will not be changed "so we will know in what direction to go." "What started out as a $50,000 to $60,000 sewage lagoon project in Altamont four years ago is now a $185,000 project because of the changing regulations and we haven't got started yet," said Young. DALE FITZPATRICK, consulting engineetr for Effingham, said the city had $300,000 budgeted for a $1.2 million sewage disposal plant and asked about the necessity of elminating excessive inflow into a sewer system and about user charges for industry. "How far down the road do we have to ge before we get a federal grant?" Fitzpatrick asked. Pye said a city agreement with industry would be necessary and that a schedule of fees should be worked out. "We do not want to build sewage treatment plants that treat ground water," said Pye. Carbondale's director of public works and city engineer, B. J. Schwegman, said a new federal regulation that will require cities to pay 25, instead of 20 per cent of the funding of sewage treatment plants would work a hardship on some cities. "ON THE FINANCIAL split, we think it should be 90-10 as in the interstate highway funding instead of 75-25." said Schwegman. Judge Killed GLEN CARBON, 111. (UPI)Madison County Circuit Court Judge James O. Monroe Jr. was killed early today when the car he was driving went off the road and struck an embankment on Illinois 159 near Glen Carbon. READ THE WANT ADS! OUTSTANDING BUYS on USED OFFICE FURNITURE! 2 SEMI LOADS OF: • Excellent Steel Desks t Seleet Group of 2 Drawer • fJi . W „ Uh ir P,aS n C T ° PS * 5 Drawer File Cabinets • 151) Assorted Executive, Side & Secreterial Chairs • Rubles of Assorted Sizes All PRICED TO SELl OFFICE EQUIPMENT PHONE 342*4318 \Man Hangs Self In J ail at Alton ALTON, 111. (UPI)-A Chicago man hanged himself Wednesday in a cell at the Alton City Jail. Fred Flinchun, 29, described by police as a transient, was arrested Saturday for drunkenness and was being held in lieu of a fine, authorities said. Police said he had been scheduled to be released later Wednesday. Flinchun had tried previously to commit suicide by slashing his wrists, police said. He hanged himself with a sleeveless T-shirt. KNOX 750 W. MAIN ST. No Roses for Illini? House Puts Funds for Artificial Turf on Shelf SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - A House committee has shelved a bill which one backer said could help send the University of Illinois football team to the Rose Bowl. The • bill sponsored by Rep. Bruce Waddell, R - Dundee, would have appropriated $801 000 for installation of artificial turf at the U of I football field. Waddell told the House Appropriations Committee the Illini are handicapped in Big Ten competition because they practice at home on real grass, then play on the.road on fake turf. Most Have It? "Eight of the schools in the Big Ten conference will be playing on synthetic grass this fall. This puts Illinois at quite a disadvantage for, while it makes no difference if you go from synthetic to natural sod, House Okays Farm. Buyer ram Aid Progi CARD OF THANKS To Drs. Crowd), Reed and Hk'kcrson Jr., to the nurses unci aides on the surgical ward and to the therapists at the Cottagu Hospital, who were so kind to me. and gave me such excellent care, my most sincere appreciation and thanks. To my relatives, friends and nelHhbors, fur and near, my heartfelt thanks for my many cards, letters and gifts, which are much appreciated. LAURA WILMOT Maquon, Illinois 61458 WASHINGTON (UPI) - The House Appropriations Commit tee approved a $9.4 billion money bill today to finance farm, environmental and con sumer protection programs in 1974, including some President Nixon said should foe terminated. The measure, expected to be acted on by the House early next week, is $120 million less than Nixon requested for the programs in his 1974 budget. The panel approved $5 billion for farm programs, $385,8 million for rural development projects, $1 billion in environmental programs and $3 billion for consumer programs. The measure includes $150 million for rural water and sewer construction aid which Nixon said should be discontinued in 1974 and $3.8 billion for rural development loans, including housing. Also in the big money bill was $2.2 billion for the food stamp program and earmarking of $508.5 million for free or reduced-price school lunch programs and other food programs for the needy. Hoi, Cold Snols NEW YORK (UPI) - The highest temperature reported Wednesday by the National Weather Service, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, was 116 degrees at Palm Springs, Calif.] Today's low was 30 degrees at Gallup, N.M. It's That Tme Again TRUCK & TRAILER PIATES Fast license Service LUXMORE REAITY 400 N Henderson St. the reverse isn't true," Waddell said. Although he told the committee the fake grass could make the difference between another mediocre season for the team and a possible trip to the Rose Bowl, the panel sent the measure to a subcommittee. A similar plea by Illini Coach Bob Blackman two weeks ago helped get the bill past the House Higher Education Committee, but the turf cannot be built without the appropriation.! The Appropriation Committee also approved a $103 million budget for the Department of Local Government Affairs for fiscal 1974 despite grumbling over the hike from the original request of $80 million. Looking Bad Rep. Peter Piotrowifz, R- Chicago, said the boost appear­ ed to be justified but "I'm saying it's some pretty fancy footwork by the administration in keeping the books. This makes the governor look like a spendthrift and the assembly look like squanderers." The House Human Resources Committee approved, 1 4 - 0, a series of bills designed to transfer the functions of the Cook County Department of Public Aid from the county's jurisdiction to that of the state. Both Cook County Board President George Dunne and the acting Illinois public aid director, Joel Edelman, testified in favor of the measure. The Senate Judiciary Committee killed one bill providing for limited reintroduction of the death penalty in Illinois but postponed action on four others. A subcommittee earlier had recommended that the bills all be allowed to die. Would Appoint Board The Senate Education Committee approved a House-passed measure which would establish a 17-member appointed board of education, with the governor making the selection of members. The committee approved the bill 8-3, despite objections that voters should have a direct say in picking board members since the boards sets education policy for the state. The only other bills pending on a statewide board of education are two House measures pn which action has been postponed. One would create a 13 - member board with some members appointed and others elected. The other wiould establish a 13-member panel with all but one member elected. Walker Appointees Cleared For Posts by Senate Unit SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - The Senate Executive Committee, chafing under a verbal scalding from Gov. Daniel Walker, approved 15 of his appointees Wednesday, including that of Dr. Leroy Leavitt to head the Department of Mental Health. Leavitt, who was dean and professor of psychiatry at Chicago Medical School before his appointment, was criticized because he plans to do part-time consulting work for $22,500 a year in addition to his full-time job as mental health director. Walker approved the arrangement, saying the $35,000 annual salary allotted for the mental health director is not enough to attract quality doctors. He al- alowed another medical appointee, Dr. Mark Lepper, to make a similar arrangement. Lepper has not yet appeared for Senate confirmation. When Republicans complained publicly that the arrangements constituted "double dipping," Walker issued a statement accusing Senate President William Harris of trying to defeat the appointees for partisan reasons. "Harris has made it clear he is after the doctors I have appointed to run our health program," Walker said. Harris, however, voted to confirm Leavitt, citing his out­ standing medical credentials and only one member of the GOP-dominated committee vo ted against the appointment. Another controversial appointee approved Wednesday was Robert Pautler of Evansville as an assistant director in the Department of Mines and Minerals. Republicans complained that his experience was limited to driving a truck for strip miners, but allowed him to be confirmed on an 11-9 vote. Harris voted present, saying, "I certainly don't want to be identified as one who is going to deny the governor his choice for important posts." Other appointments confirmed Wednesday and sent to the full Senate were: David Berz of Kankakee to head the Liquor Control Commission; Allyn Sielaff to head the Department of Corrections; Mrs. Margaret Blackshere of Madison and Ivan Elliott of Carmi to the Southern Illinois University board; Leland Woodburn of Hillsdale as assistant agriculture director; James Nu- enlist of Mount Vernon and Clarence Reynolds of Harrisburg to the state Mining Board; swim suits THANK YOU My sincere thanks to each and everyone who remembered me with flowers, gifts, visits and cards during my stay in Cottage Hospital. To the nurses, Rev. Peterson and Dr. Erffmeyer for their care. 1 am deeply grateful. 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