Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 15, 1973 · Page 3
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, June 15, 1973
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'Biggest Ever' Lt. William Mahoney of the Chicago Police Department holds a bag of heroin seized in a raid yesterday in the apartment of Robert Izquierdo, a naturalized Cuban, that netted police heroin, cocaine and marijuana valued at $2.5 million. Mahoney said it was the biggest drug raid he has ever seen in Chicago. A cache of stereos, TVs and guns was also found. Izquierdo was arrested. UNIFAX Senate Votes $1.44 Billion Welfare Plan City, County View Plans For Building (Continued from Page .2) oners, a control .room, visit- SPRINGFIELD (UPI) — The ing area, matron's office and Senate Appropriations Commit. four female detention rooms, tee today approved a $1.44 bil- a kitchen, holding, interroga- jj on budget for welfare spend- tion and booking rooms. ing dur - mg the coming fiscal conclusion, MeUican year but members of botJl par . said: "To determine how feas- ties w&dlcted ths amoun , t wiI1 Able a joint a^ounty pub- not be en h to cover costs _ kc safety building might be, ° we feel that one only has to ^ bill passed 17 - 0 after look at the long list of facili- Public Aid Director Joel Edel- ties in the building that will man described administration be shared by the city and P ,ans whi <>h h e said will help county. Then think about how cut and eliminate ineligi- - l ble recipients from the welfare rolls. "Although this is a very tight appropriation, we are corn- much more expensive it would be to build each facility in duplicate and maintain it in duplicate. The combination of various elements that is possible in a joint building will reduce both the initial construction and future operating costs." nutted to take the necessary management initiatives to make this budget work," Edelman said. He said department studies indicate about 7 per cent of cur Mayor Robert P. Cabeen rent Illinois welfare recipients after last night's meeting ex- are legally ineligible and that pressed satisfaction with the another 27 per cent are being plans. "It shows a lot of paid more than the amount to which they are entitled. It is in thought. I like the appearance. . it fits well into the general area." Cabeen said he agreed with the premise that sharing a joint facility was both a workable plan and would result in a saving to taxpayers. Although he declined no comment about financing he said the estimated cost coilid possibly mean that the building would be constructed in stages. Willard Larson, R-4th, jail committee chairman, echoed Cabeen's thought on the appearance of the building and its blend with its surroundings. Larson said he felt the presentation received a good reaction from both city and county officials. "The cost estimate is within reason, and the breakdown of costs is equitable," Larson commented. those areas, he said, where ma jor savings can be realized. He also 'indicated that, if such savings are made, the depart ment will use any surplus funds left in the budget to grant welfare recipients a "cost-of-living" grant increase. Senate Democratic Leader Cecil Partee of Chicago said the appropriations request "is very much short of the money needed to last a full year, even allowing for your management initiatives." Comimittee Chairman Edward McBroom, R - Kankakee, told Edelman, "It's my opinion your budget is too low and that we're going to be seeing you again before too long. I hope I'm wrong." The 1974 budget figure represents about a $12 million decrease from this year's estimated expenditures. i THANK YOU We wish to thank the people of Galesburg and the surrounding community for the wonderful consideration and cooperation they have given us as owners and operators of the Evergreen Home, 1188 W. Main St. It has been such a pleasure to care for your loved ones. And as we turn it over to Mrs. Dorothy Holt R.N. the new owner, it is with a feeling of satisfaction she will also give the fine service and care that we have tried to give to your dear ones. We want to thank our dear children, fine staff, wonderful neighbors, the doctors and hospitals, Central Fire Station boys, and the Police Department for watching over us. Also the various places we have done business with. You have all been so wonderful to us. And as we start the years of retirement in our new home in the country, we realize that life has been good. For in doing for others there has been great joy and satisfaction. God Bless all of you. BASIL & GRACE ZUGG Gajesburg ReQister*Mail, GdIfsburg / HI Friday, Jun§ IS, 1973 3 Lower House Sees Hard Work Scuttled By Senate Committees; Members Bitter SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - All through the spring, the Illinois House has struggled to shape legislation creating a state boaird of elections, requiring campaign disclosures and giving teachers collective bargaining righits and the right to strike. The House also passed lesser legislation, such as the bill to ban at least half the pay toilets in public places and another to set up an office of state consumer advocate. The House in addition passed a bill forcing employers to consider job applicants with less than honorable discharges from the armed forces. Thursday the stale Senate scuttled all these efforts in one committee or another, prompting angry denunciations from some House members. Collins Is Angry "I'm so mad, I. can hardly see straight," said Rep. Philip Collins, Py -Calumct City. Collins was chief sponsor of the state boaird of elections bill and spent considerable time wrangling with Democrats before he got it out of the House and over to the Senate. Collins was also a prime architect of the campaign dis closure bill, another proposal on which the House members labored hard and long. The bill would have required elected state officials, stale lawmakers and judges to bare contributions to their campaign chests and to tell how they spent it. Officials covered by the act would have had to report aggregate campaign donations over $1.00, including the names and addresses of the contributors. House Speaker W. Robert Blair called the measure a "sunshine" bill when it passed the House. Adding insult to Injury was the way in which some of the legislation was turned down in the Senate Executive Commit* tee. Noting the House "passed this campaign disclosure bill knowing we'd dispose of it," Senate President William Harris, a Pontiac Republican, voted against it. Teachers Strike Bill The Senate Industrial Affairs Committee rejected, 8-2, the bill that would have made teachers' strikes legal if mediation by a state board failed to iron out their" differences with local school boards. A spokesman for School Supt. Michael Bakalis said there have been at least 28 teachers' strikes in the last two years and said the bill would have reduced their number "by providing numerous 1 tools for resolution" of the disputes. In other action Thursday: —The Senate. Industrial Affairs Committee ftlso approved a bill that would bar companies from hiring professional strikebreakers to replace striking em­ ployes. Another Senate panel rejected, 6-0, a bill that would have prevented public aid recipients from (getting state money for abortions. —The House Agricultuire Committee sent to a study coffirnls* sion a proposed "bill of rights" for Lake Michigan, which would have guarded the lake against construction and other threats, The action means the bill will not pass this session. —The agriculture panel also sent to a study commission four bills designed to put Harm workers under terms of state labor laws. State Lottery Closer to Reality; Sponsors Optimistic By JEFFERY L. SHELER SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - A $200-million-a-year Illinois lottery is one step closer to reality today, and its sponsors are optimistic. The Illinois Senate Executive Committee Thursday approved the House-passed proposal on an 11-9 vote after little debate and sent it to the Senate floor. Rep. Zeke Giorgi, D-Rockford, sponsor of the bill, said he has been assured of about 35 votes when the bill comes up in the Senate. That is five more votes than he needs. He said he is confident the governor will sign the bill "if it gets enough votes in the Senate, and I think it will." Giorgi sponsored a similar bill last year which passed the House Tout died in the Senate. Under the bill, the governor would appoint a five-member board to oversee the lottery, to set ticket prices and designate where tickets would be sold. Giorgi said based on lotteries in other states he expects Illi­ nois to reap $200 million a year from ticket sales. Of that money, the state would keep 45 per cent, another 45 per cent would go for prizes and 10 per cent would cover costs of running the lottery. Sen. Edward Scholl, R-Chicago, Senate sponsor of the bill, said the proposal will likely be amended in the Senate to earmark half of the state's share for schools and the other half for mass transit. As passed by the House, all state proceeds would go for education. The committee approved the bill with little discussion and before Giorgi had a chance to explain his bill. "Is there anyone here who does not know how he is going to vote on this?" asked Sen. Cecil Partee, D-Chicago, in calling for an immediate vote. Committee Chairman Frank Ozinga, R-Evergreen Park, one of the few members to voice objection to the bill, said he had "solicited and tried to entice every member of this commit­ tee to vote against this bill. Unfortunately I failed." Sen. Terrel Clarke, R-Western Springs, called it "a terrible mistake" and warned against corruption that he said would result from the lottery. "If we pass this thing It will be a sad day for the people of Illinois," said Clarke. "I'm not saying the crime syndicate will get into it, but wherever there is money there is going to be corruption. It's a terrible mistake to put the state into the business of gambling." Tollway Building Ban Dies SPRINGFIELD (UPI) — The Senate Transportation Committee Thursday killed a House-passed bill which would have prohibited use of tollway receipts for construction of new tollways. Instead, the bill would have required that money from toll booths be used to pay off bonds which built the road on which they are collected. That approach, supporters argued, would allow the roads to be paid for and turned into freeways. The bill lost, 12-3. Bill Would Eliminate Bounties SPRINGFIELD — The House Agriculture Committee Thursday approved a bill which would eliminate bounties on crows and foxes. Supporters of the measure argued the bounties impose a burden on counties, which set and collect them, and do (little to control the population of i animal pests. The bill was sent to the House floor on a vote of 10-5. Resolution Urges MIA Return SPRINGFIELD—Both the House and the Senate Thursday passed a resolution urging the federal government to "make every possible effort" to locate and return to the Jnited States more than 1,000. servicemen still missing in action in Southeast Asia. "Passage of the resolution serves as a formal reminder to our leaders in Washington that all the people of Illinois, through their voice in the legislature, have made it clear they want every possible effort made to find the MIAs," Sen Thomas Hynes, D-Chicago, sponsor of the resolution, said. Pilot Program for Volunteers SPRINGFIELD—Gov. Daniel Walker said Thursday-he is establishing a pilot program to place retired senior citizens in new jobs involving public service volunteer work. Walker, who had been criticized by Lt. Gov. Neil Hartigan and others for eliminating his own office on aging, said the program will be coordinated by the state Department of Personnel and Local Government Affairs. Representatives More of School Clear Plan to Financing to Shift State SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - A plan to shift more of the school cost burden from local taxes to the state has cleared the Illinois House. It went to the Senate, 100-27. The plan, offered by Champaign Republican Charles Clabaugh, provides Illinois would bear half the added expense anytime the real estate property tax rate exceeds a certain amount. Would Chip In For example, in roughly 500 of the state's unit school districts, Illinois would chip in every time the property tax rate is higher than $2.28 per $100 of assessed valuation. Thus, Clabaugh said, a dis­ trict that collects $3.28 would get 50 cents back from the state, or half the difference between $3.28 and $2.28. Also affected by the bill would be roughly 520 dual districts (where taxes are raised separately for grade and high schools) and afcout 24 junior college districts. Clabaugh said 90 per cent of the school districts would benefit. Clabaugh also said his plan would cost Illinois about $220 million, meaning an increase in some tax — most likely the state income tax which law- 1 makers generally consider fairer than the property tax. Lower Levy However, Clabaugh said, the bill would require local taxing units to lower the real estate levy in accordance with the amount of added state aid they would get. Clabaugh said enactment of his bill would raise the state's share of the educational burden from 40 per cent to 48 per cent. Clabaugh said the Constitution requires the state to pick up at least half the tab. Clabaugh's bill, whose effective date is Jan. 1, 1975, sets a level of $1.31 for dual districts and 87 cents for junior colleges at which the aid would be triggered. Some critics of the bill said there is no room in Gov. Daniel Walker's budget for the program, and others said he will stand for no tax increases — even if it means cutting the property tax. Approves Plan The House also approved a plan to let the Chicago Board of Education issue $90 million worth of building bonds without submitting it to a voter referendum. Chicago Democrats said the board should have the authority to do this because the electorate would never pass a bond issue. They promised taxes won't be increased to pay off the bonds. The bill went to the Senate, 11514. Sales Tax Cut Ready for Passage SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - The Illinois Senate has moved to the passage stage a bill designed to reduce the state sales tax by a half cent. But the measure, originally drafted as part of a mass transit package, faces an uncertain fate while the House debates its companion bills. House Speaker W. Robert Blair, R - Park Forest, originally proposed the sales tax reduction as a downstate "sweetener' to a six-county mass transit district in the area around Chicago. Coupled with the bill in the Blair plan, however, was another which would have re-imposed the half-cent tax in the affected counties. Net Effect The net effect, Blair hoped, would be to provide $150 million in tax relief for downstate while, at the same time, raising $100 million for the transit system through the re-imposed tax in the affected area. However, the transit system on which he hoped to spend the money now is bogged down in partisan squabbles in the House, where five separate Assessor- (Oontinued from Page 2) $8,625 for the assessor, $2,000 for the board of auditors and $2,400 for the supervisor of general assistance. These plus payments for the retirement fund and social security amount to $21,125. A TOTAL of $1,400 is set aside for repairs for town offices. Expenses for all town officers, which includes utility bills, office supplies, office help and transportation, amounts to $52,600. Auditing and legal aid amounts to $2,800. A contingency fund of $1,000 is budgeted. The cost for decoration and maintenance of veterans graves is $100. The general assistance fund includes $70,000 for home relief. Hospitalization and ambulance service is estimated to cost $37,500. Appropriated for transient cases and burials is $6,000. Administration costs total $23,025. And a contingency fund of $500 is planned. Ozark Air Lines Rejects Proposal ST. LOUIS (UPI) — A spokesman for striking mechanics said today that Ozark Air Lines has rejected an agreement to end the walkout as proposed by a federal mediator in Washington. PAY YOUR REAL ESTATE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX at THE BANK of GALESBURG Payments Can Be Made In Our Bank Lobby, Drive-Up and Walk-Up Facilities or By Mail. MAIN & KELLOGG The Bank That Leads The Way Bank of Galesburg MEMBER F.D.I.C. PH. 343-4141 transit packages are awaiting action. It is doubtful the tax bill would be allowed to stand if the transit district plans fail to pass. Senate Republicans succeeded Thursday in tacking on an amendment to the appropriation for the Department of Person­ nel which would forbid that department from paying a salary to Beverly Addante. Was Rejected Miss Addante had been appointed by Gov. Daniel Walker to serve as an assistant director of personnel but was rejected by the Senate.' Republi- essential body scents , . . primitive musk , blended with gentle scents . . . cocoanut, vanilla, rose, strawberry, jasmine, and the original musk ... timeless potions to promise and provoke , , , available in two ounce bottles priced at $3.95 , , . open tonight until nine CBrllCO Celt Saturday & weekdays 10*5 monday & friday 10-9 78 *o. teminary, goUiburg phon. 342.2212

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