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« 2 Golesburg. Register-Mail, Galesburg, 1II. Thursday, June 14, 1973 .ul Of. Tbp ^4idfe to Governor Is Subpoenaed To Testify in Campaign Fund Case Weather and River Stages By ROBERT KIEOKHEFER SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - A top aide to Gov. Daniel Walker tes been subpoenaed to dp- pear next JMkwid'ay before a House subcommittee investigating possible irregularities in ithe governor's campaign if i n a n c i in g, subcommittee Chairman Philip Collins said tette Wednesday night. The subpoena — long threat- ented by House Republicans — could torch off a partisan division on the ciamimiititjee between Democrats, who challenge the. panel's authority, and (Republicans, who say it has full legal power to compel witnesses to appear. The subpoenaed aide is Andrew Leahy, a top advisor to Walker. He was the first administration official to issue on explanation of the firing June 4 of Lawrence E. Johnston as head oif itihe Liquor Control Commission. Johnson 'later changed he was ousted because he was investigating possibly illegal financial help lent Walker's campaign by Anthony Angcios. LEAHY was invited to appear at the first meeting test Mnfod'ay of the special House stilbcommititee investigating tilie firing. However, he did root appear alt the meeting and Collins said at the .lime he imiigihit be compelled to testify at the next meeting of the panel. Collins revealed the committee had issued a subpoena Tuesday directing Leahy's appearance. He said the docu- meni!; was not served Tuesday because Leahy did not emerge from his office in the Capital. When he did so Wednesday, Collins said, the subpoena was handed him by a 'process (server. The simple action of handing over that document could touch off a legislative battle and, eventually, a court fight over ilhe right of the legislative branch of government to investigate the executive branch. DEMOCRATS in the House have challenged the legal authority of Speaker W. Robert Blair, R-Park Forest, to C07- vene the subcommittee. And House Democraitic '• Leader Clyde Choate of Anna has repeatedly asserted that no sub- coimmiittee has subpoena pow- cr. Glair and Collins, however, say the panel has such au­ thority under tew and precedent, and that they will exercise it if needed to compel testimony from the executive branch. Collins admitted the subpoena of Leahy "may well wind up in the courts" but said he has a list of other witnesses he plans to call if Leahy's • appearance is held up by a test of tfhe panel's powers. The subcommittee is investigating Johnson's charges he was fired because he was in- vesltigatiing allegations : that Angelos provided financial ILLINOIS: Tonlftht partly eldudy with chance of fliundttitami northeast, varlnbK .cloudlneM, with showers and ihufldetttortjtt Jlk«ly southwest; warmer, north. .Partly cloudy, warm and humid With chance of showers and thunderstorms Friday. Low tonight 6(m and low 70s. High Friday mid 80s to low l)0s. IOWA: Occasional showers or thnuderstorms tonight and Friday. Low tonight mid 00s to low 70s, High Friday mostly 80s. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 70: morning'* low, 82. Sky clear.- (Wednesday'* maximum, 83: minimum, 88.) Sun rose today at 6:30 a.m„ sets at 8:30 p.m. BXfEM»fiD"ronECA8t , ILLINOIS: Partly aunny SatUr- of thunderstorms. Itinday with chance ms. Partly sunny Monday. Xow Saturday and Sunday 70s. Low, Monday 80s-70s. High Saturday and Sunday 80s-00s. High Monday 70»-8o«. d>y with ehflndi Pattiy cloudy si of thunderttorms. help to Walker while holding a liquor license. Such aid could be a violation of state liquor law. After Johnson's charges, Walker admitted Angelas had lent his campaign $50,000, but said the loan had been repaid. Walker said he would wel- DJI - rt * y A come a liquor control investi* iX'tMk) % /0^***»04/ gaitkm Mo the matter to aV 11 " w ® LlJ *> ulJ ™ itermine wh/eiliher laws have been violated. I| was-.,however, the first time the 'governor has publicly admitted that Angelos aided his campaign financially. flIVEft STAGE* Dubuoue—12.4 fall 0,2 Davenport—10.8 fall 0.8 Burlington—13,8 fall 0.S Keokuk-12,6 fall 0,7 S Ulnoy—18,9 fall 0,7 rafton—10.8 fall 0,3 Alton-20,1 fall 0,5 M . St. LoulS-28.4 fall 0.7 _ 4 Cane Girardeau—32.8 fall 0.4 Lasalle-17.2,fall 0,8 Peoria—18,8-fall 0.4 „ Havana—18.8 fall 0.2 , Beardstown—18.0 fall o.l St, Charles—19,2 ho chang* Bridgehouse Pares $198,000 Budget Governor Reveals Personal Tax Details SPRINGFIELD (UPI) — Theme's nothing like an income tax return to make a person look humble — even if he does happen to be Daniel Walker, governor of the state of iDllinois. Walker, in accordance with an executive order he issued earlier .this year, revealed details of his personal finances Wednesday at a news conference. In addition to the totals of his financial condition Walker's disclosure, revealed he: —Took a $27.62 depreciation allowance last year on a $276.20 filing cabinet he purchased for his Chicago law office. —Enjoyed tax deductions for all seven of his children for the last time, since his two eldest daughters since have been mainrieid. —Lost a net total of $135.18 on outside business interests, imduding ownership of farm land and parit 'ownership in a Wisconsin cheese outlet. —PAID $39 in dentist bills and $120 in optical bills. —Paid $88,98 in personal property taxes. —Listed his "professional associations''• and "business cluib" dues as tax deductions. Walker also listed his occupation as "governor" on the 1972 form, although he did not take his oath of office until Jan. 8, 1973. Gov. Daniel Walker The governor listed his net wealth 'as of May 1, 1973, as $394,678 and his 1972 income as $330,243. He said he paid 1972 - income taxes of $154,930.63, counting both state and federal payments. The governor said his 1972 income 'and taxes were unusually high because he sold 14,400 shares of Marco Inc. stock which he 'aicquired while working for the firm. He realized a profit on What sale, he ... 'days like this' said, of $204,544, a figure which Malted his tax liability to ithe poinlt he had to take out a $55,000 loan to meet the obligation. "IT'S DAYS like this (hait I know we need tax relief," Walker said.. The governor" 1 said responsi- . biiilby for paying the loan, plus conitroi of his remaining 8,650 shares of Marco stock, has been placed in a blind power of attorney agreement with a Chicago attorney as trustee. "I believe mo governor before me has taken this kind of step" Walker said. He said his disclosure, which included copies of his state and federal tax returns, "reveal every detail of my financial life and that's the Illinois Designs | Net Scholarships SPRINGFIELD (UPI)- Three high school students received scholarship awards totaling $2,500 Wednesday for winning the 1973 Illinois American bicentennial medallion design competition. Robin Neumann, 17, Waukegan, took first place with a medallion design depicting an Iliniwek Indian.. Valerie Bourland Fry and Mark Rue, both 17 and from Marion, took second and third places respectively. Pakistan Prexy To Visit U. S. WASHINGTON (UPI) The Gas Tax Rebate White House reports President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan will start a six-day visit to the United States July 17. Gerald L. Warren, the deputy White House press secretary, 9aid Wednesday Bhutto will spend two days in Washington. way it should be." Walker, by executive order, has (tried ito [force similar disclosures by other government employes under his jurisdiction. That order, however, has been blocked by federal counts pending resolution of a challenge to its constitutionality. City, Districts Get Pollution Funds SPRINGFIELD (UPI). - The city of Charleston, the Decatur Sanitary District, the North Shore Sanitary District and the Metropolitan Sanitary ' District will share in $2.27 million in antipollution bond funds released Wednesday by the Environmental Protection Agency. The North Shore district will get the bulk of the money—$1.7 million. The Metropolitan Sanitary District will receive $441,066; Decatur will get $101,800; and Charleston will receive $28,788. To Counties Told Knox County has been allotted $34,150 as its share of motor fuel tax funds paid into the state treasury during May, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. Blind Woman If as No Trouble 'Seeing' Old Glory on Flag Day By MYRTICE COE (Staff Correspondent) LAURA — Flags were flying all over the country today in commemoration of Flag Day but in this small town Helen Barnes, blind since the age of three, raised a textured American Flag — one she can "see." "You can have someone explain in detail about the flag, but until you get one in your hands and can 'see' it, you really don't understand," she said Wednesday. The white stripes are made of pique, the red stripes of sateen, the field of blue of linen, and the 50 stars are meticulously embroidered on the flag. It is the work of Mrs. Clara Mount, Galva, a member of the Spoon River Chapter DAR. The flag was presented to Mrs. Barnes Wednesday at her farm home on East Elmore Road, Laura, by Mrs. Harold Spencer and Mrs. Russell Farquer, Williamsfield. This was done as a Flag Day commemoration by the DAR. MRS. BARNES is a bubbly woman who becomes disturbed with two things, blind people who use canes and snow. "I really don't have much patience with these people who go around with the white cane feeling sorry for themselves. There is no excuse for that; they can always find ways to be useful and happy," she said. She said snow bothers her because she is unable to find landmarks in her garden when the ground is covered. When the weather is nice she strolls into the garden and may sometimes be seen shuffling her foot on the ground — finding landmarks which help her know where she is. Mrs. Barnes, who became blind after a bout with scarlet fever, can identify every flower and vegetable in her garden by smell and feel. SHE IS a graduate of Illi- Visible Flag Mrs. Thomas Barnes, center, blind since the material and was given to Mrs. Barnes by age of three, Wednesday was presented with Mrs. Harold Spencer, left, and Mrs. Rusa flag she can "see" in commemoration of sell Farquer, right, both members of the Flag Day. The flag is made of textured Spoon River Chapter DAR. nois School for the Blind, Jacksonville, and the confidence she gained during her training is evident as she goes about her well-kept home. She designed her home by using braille drawings. Among Mrs. Barne's many talents are knitting, chair caning, ''brailling" and speaking to groups and organizations. Her grandchildren are proud of the sweaters she has knit. After completing one sweater for her older grandchild she was asked to make a cap to match the sweater. Now she has located a braille cap pattern, and the cap is half done. When she does her chair caning her husband, Tom, he'ps only when she makes a mistake. Last February Mrs. Barnes took a full-time job at the Peoria Blind Center, where she has been a member of the Board of Directors for many years. Wednesday when the flag was presented to her she apologized for the stacks of magazines in her living room because she hasn't had sufficient time to put them in order since taking her job. The magazines are written in braille. Braille magazines are thick and large, so large that com­ mon magazines come in four sections. She subscribes to 15 magazines. They contain no ads or pictures. In her new job she is called upon to do "brailling" (making extra copies of items already done in braille). She also does telephone sales work for items made by members of the Blind Center. And occasionally she is a workshop leader. She has a coming speaking engagement in which she will explain to a group of sighted children how she hears and identifies birds and feels and identifies plants. Area county totals include Henderson, $5,523; Henry, $34',359; McDonough, $19,205; Mercer, $11,707; Stark, $5,570, and Warren, $14,216. Totals for municipalities include Galesburg, $31,972, and Abingdon, $3,467. Paul Simon Is Keynoter For College Paul Simon, former Illinois lieutenant governor, will be the keynote speaker at Carl Sandburg College's fifth annual commencement Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Galesburg High School auditorium. • A total of 135 students are candidates for degrees at CSC's commencement. A. Lewis Long, Monmouth, chairman of the college's Board of Trustees, will confer degrees and will also award certificates to 40 students in such areas as data processing, law enforcement, cosmetology, secretarial science, accounting, mental health, waste water technology and auto body and fender repair. ELTIS HENSON, Sandburg president, will present the Student Achievement Recognition Program awards and the Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award. Presentation of the Gertrude L. Carney Award for Nursing Excellence will be made by Mrs. Charles Wetherbee, chairman of the education committee of the Galesburg Cottage Hospital Board of Trustees. The invocation will be given by Rev. Robert McDonald, president of the Knox County Ministerial Assn. and pastor of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church. Rev. E. J. Lang, president of the Warren bounty Ministerial Assn. and pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Monmouth, will give the benediction. Simon, who is now professor of public affairs and director of the Public Affairs Reporting program at Sangamon State University in Springfield, came to politics on the basis of a newspaper career which began when, at Property Sale Meeting Topic For Trustees The Knox County Board of School Trustees will consider sale of two sections of property owned by School District 205 in a special meeting next Wednesday at the courthouse in Galesburg. 1 , LAST MONTH, the district's Board of Education approved sale of the former Wataga Grade School to the Village of Wataga for $100. Board members also agreed to sell a 7-acre tract of land located north of East Fremont Street and one block east of Russell Avenue in Galesburg to the city for $27,000. The county board will also consider a recommendation to grant an easement to the Galesburg Sanitary District to construct a storm sewer near Galesburg High School. The District 205 board okayed the easement and requested that the sanitary 'district trustees provide the school district with a hook-up to relieve flooding around the high school drive during heavy rains. AT FIRST the board had made this a condition, but members were advised that the sanitary district could, if it wanted, force the easement through condemnation. No action has yet been taken by the sanitary district on the board's request. A petition to transfer a section of land from Knoxville School District 202 to Valley School District 4 will be presented to the county board. The request was made by Mr. and Mrs. Terry Lee Wilcoxen, Maquon. Paul Simon ... commencement speaker age 19, he bought the Troy Tribune. His crusade against organized crime brought him before the Kefauver Committee as a star witness. Among his commendations is the American Political Science Assn. award in 1957 for "distinguished reporting of state and local government," HE EVENTUALLY published 14 newspapers which he sold in 1966 to devote more time to writing and to his legislative responsibilities. During his career he has been a columnist for more than 350 Illinois newspapers, a contributor of articles to many national periodicals and he has written four books. Before becoming lieutenant governor in 1968, Simon served eight years in the Illinois House of Representatives and six years in the Senate. Seven times he received the Independent Voters of Illinois "Best Legislator" award. Simon has received honorary degrees from six colleges and universities, and during the winter semester of 1973 he was a Fellow of the John Kennedy Institute of Politics at Harvard University. ' By NORMA CUNNINGHAM (Staff Writer) (Bridgehouse, Inc., will sub- milt a revised budget of $162,364 to the Western Illinois Crime Commission June 26. The iBridigehiOiUse board Wednesday said the revised budget wa3 a result of a paring session 'following a conference with Jack Frost, WIiOC project director, and Ted Fiaiber, Illinois Law En- farcemenit Commission sjbaff member. Biridgehouse hiaid originally submitted a grant application for a budget of $198,00 for the coming fiscal year. The halfway house for alcoholics was funded last year with an ILEC grant of $72,005. Ron Seaml, (treasurer, told the board Uhait the ILEC is faced with toudgeit problems. "Radnor lOhan have our budget cut by the ILEC, a committee sat dawn and pared it, using a fine tooth comb, and came up with a revised figure of $162,364," he reported. THE TREASURER presented the new budget which will include $59,995 from federal funds, $10,000 in state funds, $15,559 in local cash match and $76,804 in in-kind services. Noting that the new budget means that a considerable part of the budget will have •to be picked up locally to maintain services, Searl said some plan must be made to come up with that share to supplement the budget. He expressed an opinion that the budget will be approved by the ILEC. Charles Famrar, a board member, said the committee was discussing dthier sources of possible funding in 'the fu­ ture, including making grant appiiicait'lons to the Department ,oif Mental Health and the National Institute on Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse. STAN SHOVER, board member, asked if/arty thought had been given to approach city officials to ask that a tax be placed on liquor to help support Bridgehouse. "That's the next order of business," Farrar said. He said that preliminary plans call for the group to approach local business and industry to ask for financial aid for treatment and prevention costs. He said other taxing bodies will also likely be asked for assistance. "I have spoken with a couple county board members, but they were not terribly enthusiastic," he commented. Farrar said Faber had pointed out that revenue sharing funds to townships were also a possible source of ( funds. "Townships have very little to do with federal revenue sharing funds except in the area of general assistance," he noted. "We may go to the townships," he said. HE SUGGESTED that community support be enlisted for a referendum calling for a liquor tax on the ballot at a future . election, noting that "city and county funds are pretty well earmarked. Charles Mutum, director, said that one-third of the residents at Bridgehouse during the past year have come from the criminal justice system. He pointed out that less than half of that 18 had any record showing continuation in the criminal justice system after leaving the facility. State's Republican Leaders Agree to Move on Reforms Rep. Thomas Railsback, R- 111., said Wednesday that the Illinois Republican Leadership Council has passed a resolution urging the formation of a GOP committee to implement party reform. Railsback told the Galesburg Register-Mail that the council, which is made up of high-ranking state GOP officials, adopted a resolution following Railsback's recommendations. IT CALLS ON the Illinois Republican State Central Committee to name a positive action committee to implement reforms adopted by the 1972 Republican National Convention. The reforms Railsback discussed with t h e leadership council include broadening the party's base of support and expanding its voter appeal. Railsback and several other members of Congress were instrumental in obtaining a hearing on party reform measures at the Republican convention nearly a year ago. "We in the Republican Party must seek the broadest possible participation of all segments of our voting popula' tion — women, young people, senior citizens, minorities," Railsback said. AT THE REPUBLICAN convention last year, recommendations were adopted eliminating procedures which hampered participation in party affairs by some segments of the GOP. Rule 32 adopted by the convention calls for a broader party base and more activity on the part of women, youth, minorities, heritage groups and ethnic groups, Railsback said. The 19th Congresional District representative said Victor Smith, Illinois party chairman, would recommend the formation of the committee at the next session of the State Central Committee. Attending the leadership council meeting were Smith, Sen. Charles Percy, R-Ill., Atty. Gen. William Scott, Comptroller George Lindberg and Rep. John B. Anderson, R-Ill. Card of Thanks We desire to express to our kind neighbors and Ihoughtful f r i e n y d s our heartfelt thanks for their many expressions of sym­ pathy. The beautiful floral offerings were especially appreciated. The Family of Alice Mitchell ELLIS Jewelers SUMMER HOURS 9-5 Monday thru Thursday 9-9 Friday 219 I. Main St. Downtown Galoiburg

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