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MRS. HIRAM TURNER ROSEVILLE — Funeral for Mrs, Hiram Turner, 87, Rose- vllfe, who died Thursday, was today at 2 p.m. at Corman Memorial Home, RosevUle, with Rev. James Oliver officiating. Burial was at Warren County Cemetery, Monmouth. Pallbearers were Ernest Johnson Jr., Rodney, Bill and Robert Turner, James Carlberg and Dean Bradshaw. 0. CLINTON HUMBERT MONMOUTH - Funeral for G. Clinton Humbert, 79, Indianapolis, Ind., who died Tuesday, was Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Turnbull Funeral, Home. Rev. Vern Pat Butler, pastor of Faith United Presbyterian Church, officiated; Burial was at Greermound Cemetery, Keithsburg. Pallbearers were Everitt Harden, David Hallam, Homer Shoemaker, Donald McKelvie, Parker Steis and David TumhulL' MRS. CHARLES CALLOW v • GLADSTONE - Mrs. Charles Callow, 86, Gladstone, died today at 1:58 a.m. at Monmouth Community Memorial Hospital. The former Margaret Kelley was born Aug. 23, 1886, at Gladstone, and married Charles Collow here Jan. 14, 1916. She was a registered nurse and worked fora^Roseville doctor for many years. She moved to Gladstone after her husband's death in 1961. Surviving are her niece, Miss Thelma Hedges, Gladstone, and three nephews, Keith Hedges, Gladstone,' Er nest. Burrell, FUNERAL HOME KNOXVlLLE, ILLINOIS Gary t Allen Shaver ft ices'J „ ,.. MOltlAL ." Galesburg There' will be ho visitation. Larson Funeral Home Abingdon, Illinois Mr. Charles W. Fey 102 S. Jefferson St. Services 2 PM. - MONDAY AT ABINGDON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday .afternoon and evening. Burial Abingdoii Cemetery. '.'-'v —Or- Miss Ndra Foy Stephens lOOMi South Main Si. Funeral arrangements pend-' ing. Larson Funeral Home. FLETCHER MKDOUGALD Funeral Home Galesburg, III, Mr. George. Parker Age 77 357 South Prairie Funenil Services 2 P.M. - MONDAY in the CHAPEL Friends may call Sunday evening from 7 to 0 P.M. nurial East Linwood Cemetery. Galesburg, and James Burrell, Melbourne/Fla. Funeral will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Oquawka, with Rev. William Ryan officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Monmouth. The Rosary will be recited Monday at 7 p.m. at Sederwall Chapel, Blggsvllle. MRS. WILLlSl7 «ttY JR, "Mrs. Willis E. Terry Jr. 81, formerly^of 1336 N. Prairie St., died Tuesday at the Royal Palm Convalescent Center, Vero Beach, Fla. ., •' ; - The former Viola Ness was born May 2, 1802, at Wichita, Kan. She was graduated from the Knox Conservatory of Music here in 1913, and taught at. the conservatory from 1916-19. She married Willis E. Terry Jr. here on April 3,1920. Mrs. Terry was a member of Phi Beta Phi Sorority, Pi Kappa Lambda music sorority, Chapter W of, PEp, and the Musicians, Hawthorne* and Mosaic clubs. She Was;a member of First United Presbyterian Church, and did 1,000 hours of volunteer work as a Gray Lady at Mayo General Hospital here during World War II. She was head of the Gray Ladies in 1940. Surviving are her husband, Willis E. Terry Jr. of (Galesburg; two sons, Willis E. Terry III of Evanston and Dr. John H. Terry of Vefoffi&dh* and seven grandchildren^ Funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Hinchliff-P'earson-W^est Chapel, and burial Willi be at Linwood Cemetery";; There will be no visitation. V Memorials may be, made to First United Presbyterian Church, the family said., , C. HENRY PHILLEO JR. MOLINE - C. Henry (Hank) Philleo Jr., 53, of 3326 Park j6th St., Moline, a former Galesburg resident, died at his home Thursday evening. He was graduated.from Knox College in 1942, and' later received a master of science de gree from; Ohio State University at Columbus. He was a research scientist. in;•• metallurgy at the Rock, Island' Arsenal, s ;/Survfeirig.are his widow, Ruth tdf'Moline; "a son, Tom, Columbus, Ohio: his father, Cyrus Henry Philleo Sr., Galesburg; two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Winifred) ..Busse, Decatur, and Mrs. Clarence (Mildred) Bellamy, Lexington, Ky., three nieces, Mrs. David Estes, Lexington, Ky., Mrs. Merle Garren, Decatur, and Mrs. Gregory Obrzut, Evanston. Funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Unitarian Church, Davenport, Iowa. Burial will be at Memorial Park ;Cemetery, Galesburg. VisitStiofi f will be Sunday from . 5-{J ^pimv >at the Trimble Funeral/Home, -Moline. MRS. DAVID L. SWANSON Funeral for Mrs. David Lei and Swanson, 83, oft.566 Hackberry Rd. who died Wednesday at Proctor Hospital, Peoria, was today at 10:30 a.m. at HincMiff- Pearson-West Chapel. Dr. Kermit Petersen, pastor of First United Presbyterian Church, officiated. Burial was at Linwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ray, Max and Richard' Swanson, C. E, Van Newman, Raymond E. Loso and Sam Swanson. EVART S. DRINGENBERG GLASFORD - Evart S. (Ed) Dringenberg, 70, Glasford Route 1,- died Friday morning at his iome. He was born March 29, 1903, in.Wright County, Iowa. He married Elsie Nannen Feb. 10, 1932, near Glasford. He farmed in the Glasford area most of his life. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Glasford Route 1. Surviving are his widow; a 'laughter, Mrs. Virgil (loin) Jansson, Glasford Route 1; two tjrandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Anna Northrup, VTrivoli, and Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor and Mrs. Mac Sprague, both of Gifts* ford. Funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church near Glasford with Rev. David Siberg officiating. Burial will be at St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 6-9 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Farmington, and Sunday for one hour before the service at the church. GARY A. SHAVER FRESNO, Calif. - Graveside services for Gary Allen Shaver, 35, Fresno, Calif., a former Knoxville resident who died TuesdaV, will be Monday at 1 pjm. at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Galesburg. There win be no visitation. He was born Aug. 26,1937, at Galesburg, where he was married to Blanche Carlson. He was a member of Knox- vjlle United Methodist Church. He was graduated from Knoxville High School and served in the United States Navy four years. He was employed by the C&R California Industries Rubber Co., Fresno. < Surviving are his widow; two daughters, Kimberly and Tain- my, both at home, and his parents, . Mr. and Mrs, Russell Shaver, Knoxville. MISS NORA FOY STEPHENS ABINGDON — Miss Nora Foy Stephens, 90, of 100% S. Main St., Abingdon, died this morning at her home. She was born Feb. 5, 1883, in Cedar .Township, Knox County. She was a lifelong resident of the Abingdon area. She was and attended Browns Business and attended Brown's Business College, Galesburg. She was of Christian Science faith. •Surviving are her brother, Ward of Riverdale, and two nephews. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Larson Funeral Home, Abingdon. MRS. FAWN M. HOLMBERG MONMOUTH - Funeral, for Mrs. Fawn M. Holmberg, 73, of 1005 S. C St., who died Wednesday, was Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the Turnbull Funeral Home. Rev. Gerald Youngquist, pastor of First Lutheran Church, officiated. Burial was at Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. Pall bearers were Jerry, and Phil Painter, Arthur Young, Danny Rhodes, Gary D. Holmberg and Hal Corsi. fUNERAt PIRECTORS W&#* JJ^J,., 1070 WEST FHBMONT STRICT IWONE 343-2101 MR. CLARENCE A. BROWN - 499 JIawkinson Ave. Services 10 A.M. Monday, Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel. Friends may call at the chapel Sunday evening. Burial Clinton Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, Iowa, 1 P.M. Monday. —o— MRS. WILLIS E. TERRY JR. - Formerly 1336 N. Prairie St. Services 2 P.M. Tuesday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel. There will be no visitation. Burial at Linwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Unjjjed Presbyterian Church. Circuit Court William Edwin Mills, -26, 367 Lincoln St., paid a $100 fine Fri day in Knox County Circuit Court on a charge of.battery filed against him May 21. Glen R. Hoffman, 17, Knoxville, paid a $100 fine for illegal possession of liquor. Chester J. Banks, 36, 979 E. North St., paid a $15 fine for lisorderly conduct. Fines of $10 for curfew viola tion were paid by Richard E. Riley, 16, 1285 Willard St.; Robert B. Shumann, 17, 1450 Bridge Ave.; Mark A. Cochran, 17; 248 Lincoln St., and Rodney Dean Miller, 16, Abingdon. Two 15 vear-olds also paid $10 fines on *he same charge. Divorces Granted Two divorces have been granted in Knox County Circuit Court on grounds of mental cruelty. Rex L. Shaver was granted a divorce from Linda H. Shaver. Married here Aug. 30, 1966, they had no children. Wanda Kay Stetson was granted a divorce from William Carroll Stetson. They were married at Whitehall July 31, 1967, and had one:child. Custody of the child was given to the mother, and child support of $15 a week was ordered by the court. Traffic Accidents Clyde N. Sargeant, 32, 1784 Morton Ave., was charged with a speed restriction after his car collided with one driven by Stephen C. Showalter, 17, 1841 McMaster Ave., Friday at 8:27 p.m. in front of 467 E. Main St. Cars driven by Jerry L. Price, 74, 170 S. West St., and Arthur B. Love, 64, 813 E. South St., collided at the intersection of South and Chambers streets Friday at 8:19 p.m. Love was cited by police for failure to yield the right of way. The intersection of Brooks and Henderson streets was the scene of an accident Friday at 7:33 p.m. Cars involved were driven by Cindy L. Wilder, 18, 717 W. First St., and Regina M. Brannon, 21, 1072 W. South St. Miss Brannon was issued a ticket for having no valid drivers license, and the owner of the car, Adeniran Adeniji, 473 Monmouth,Blvd., was cited for permitting an unauthorized person to drive. Lena G. Pepper, 46, Roseville, reported to police that the driver of other car failed to stop after a collision at the intersection of Kellogg and Ferris streets Friday at 3:35 p.m. David I. Wainer,. 69, 61. S. Pleasant Ave., was cited for failure to yield the right of way when turning left after his car collided with one driven by Marajaleen A. Bell, 32, 1373 Grand Ave., at the intersection of Monmouth Boulevard and Henderson Street Friday at 5:07 p.m. Minor damage resulted from a rear-end collision involving cars driven by Virginia K. Bixby, 59, -55 Hiawatha Lane, and Rick A. Steines, 17, of Alpha, at the East Main Street exit iramp from 1-74 Friday at 5:17 p.m. No tickets were issued. James L. Matthews, 18, Altona. was cited for following too closelv after a collision involving his.car..'and one driven by William C. Sornbergeri v22,- :of Oneida, in the 600 block of North Henderson Street Friday at 2:27 p.m. Marriaare Licenses KNOX-COUNTY.-Miss Donna Marie Kilpatrick, 24, and Terry L. Clark, 23, both of Abingdon. ; Mrs. Ruth Eileene (Nichols), Melvln, 49, and Donald Button, 50, both of Abingdon. Miss Linda Diane Anderson, 13, Abingdon, and Michael Eugene Housh, 18, St. Augustine. Miss Barbara Alice Potter, 23, Avon, and Larry Alan Gallaugher, 23, Waukegan. Mrs. Barbara Jean (Eastman) Vaughn, 34, 426 N. Cedar St., and Joseph Simons Johnson, 29, Hotel Custer. Miss Barbara Annette Lisen- bec, 18, Galesburg Route 1, and Steven Michael Chase, 18, 1040 N. Kellogg St. Mrs. Grace E- (Momom) Harris, 32, of Rock Island, and Royal Harris Jr., 34, of Rock Island. Miss Shirley Joan Thompson, 17, Knoxville, and Jerald Ira Boone, 23, 340 Holton St. Miss Vicki Lee Snider, 18, and William Albert Beardsley, 20, both of Knoxville. HENDERSON COUNTY-Marriage licenses were issued recently in the county clerk's office to Henry Benjamin Poole Jr., Oquawka, and Jeri Lynn Shoemaker, Keithsburg; David Wiley Work, Gladstone, and Frances Elaine Simpson, Stronghurst: Neal Allen Avery, Media, nnd Patti - Jo Phillips, Stronghurst; Ronald Eugene Mackev, Oquawka, and Diana Lynne Mcintosh, Monmouth; Stanley Smith, Mediapolis, Iowa, and Hazel Joan Yoder, Oakville, Iowa, and to William Richard Carle Jr., Oquawka, and Mary Josephine Lgrkins, Oquawka. Traffic Court Ricky L. Nicholas, 21, 1503 Mulberry St., paid lines of $100 and $15 In Knox County TtaffUs Court Friday on charges of Illegal transportation of liquor and speeding. Eddie Fowler, 21, Rock Island, was fined $40 for driving 98 mph in a 70 mph zone. Other speeding' fines were paid by Stanley J. Svetlch, 44, New Windsor, $14; Thomas H. Kroupa, 21, Belleville, $16; David J. Colwell, 24, 1776 Harrison St., $12; David L. Eckhardt, 22, Maquon, $14; Robert E. Danielson, 41, Marietta, Ohio, $15; Wendell L. Hull, 30, 99 Pickard Rd.; Virginia K. Franks, 31, Alpha, and Brian R. Farmer, 17, 1259 Bridge Ave., each $10. Glenn F. Johnson, 44, Altona, was fined $15 for allowing an unaufchorJaed person to drive. Others paying $10 fines were Kevin L. Salsman, 16, 832 N, Broad St., excessive acceleration; Peggy D. Gray, 31, 559 N. Chambers St., excessive noise; Peggy G. Hillier, 19, 1065 Huber Ave., il/egal left turn; Robert B. Shumann, 17, 1450 Bridge Ave., no valid drivers license; Wayne E. Matthews, 18, 214 N. Pearl St., failure to yield the right of way; Donald E. Hatch, 26, 105 Michigan Ave.', illegal U-tum; Willis Alexander Jr., 17, 494 S. Henderson St., disobeying a traffic signal; Christine R. Colwell, 20, 161 N. Arthur Ave., failure to yield the right of way; Donald L. Keneipp, 35, 144 S. Cedar St., failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident; Mary K. Hoyme, 17, Knoxville, disobeying a traffic signal, and Harold R. Allen, 72, 767 S. Henderson St., diobeying a traffic signal. HENDERSON" COUNTY Fines were paid recently in Traffic Division of Circuit Court by Donnie R. Cox, 22, LaHarpe, ?10, noisy muffler; Roger Alvin Hayes, 50, Carroll, Iowa, $10, disobeying a stop sign; Jo D. Miller, 20, Avon, $10, driving too fast for conditions; Richard Schrum, 42, Fairfielld, Iowa, $15, no reciprocity plates; Arthur Sutton, 43, Bowen, $10, disorderly conduct;, Arthur F. Bergren, 75, Biggsville, $10, failing to yield at a private drive, and Lewis W. Root,' 45, pes Moines, Iowa, $10, no valid safety test.. •MQNMOUTH - Chester H. West, 46, 345 Locust St., Giales- burg,. was fined j$50 Friday in Warren County Circuit Court-on a charge of illegal transporta tion.of liquor. Fined $10 each on traffic,violations were Ira B. Ashley, 57, Alton, failure to report an accident; Robert O. Burns, 22, Burlington, Iowa, defective brakes; William W. Jakosz, 21, Cicero, improper passing, and John L. Chambers, 31, Alexis, wrong lane usage. Arrests Miss Siherri A. Lewis, 21, 280 W. First St., was charged with illegal' transportation of liquor, and Clifford Lewis, also of 260 W. First St., was charged with disorderly conduct after .they were arrested by Galesburg police in the 700 block of Davis Strest today at 4:35 a.m. Larry C. Owens, 23,142 Locust St., was charged with possesion of cannabis wfbeir he was arrested by police at 1597 McKnight St, today at 2:09 a.m. Homer Dye, 57, Swordscreek, Va., was charged with disorder, ly conduct — public intoxication — after he was arrested in front of 248 S. Seminary St. Friday at 12:09 p.m. Kathy Anselni, 32, 515 Iowa Court, was charged with disorderly conduct after she was found wandering apparently incoherent in tfte 200 block of West Main Street Friday at 11:50 p.m. She was later transferred to a hospital for emergency treatment. MONMOUTH - Terry L. Ross, 20, of near Monmouth, was charged Friday at 11:30 p.m. with illegal possession of cannabis. GglesbufQ Register-Mai I, Galesburg/ill, Saturday, June J 6,1973 ill A Bain ik.a. iu liiill HR.»MflHHLii nflWJWIl iii vi ;irn i mi nn FI m 1 1 1 fi »ti i MI 1 1 n i m m win mi »i m 1 1 1 1 1 n imi pnuutiiHi 111 s P Receives $2M0 Cheek Capt. Raymond C. Briggs, center, of the Galesburg Salvation Army, receives a $2,000 check from the Butler Manufacturing Co. Employes' United Fund to be used for the army's expansion program. The check was presented Friday by Gale Adams, left, office packaging engineer, and by Wallace Kelley, president of Butler's Steelworkers Union Local 2629. Adams and Kelley are co-chairmen of the employes fund. Briggs said that pledges and contributions now total $59,229 toward a goal of $297,000 to pay for the army's new headquarters at 320 N. Kellogg St. and expansion of programs and services. Regional Planners, Officials May Unite KEOKUK, lowaHSxecutive meeting for the past several Griffin told the group at last committees of the West Central Illinois Regional Council of Public Officials and the Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission Friday voted weeks to discuss mutual problems, and the WCICRPO board at its meeting last month adopted a resolution to proceed with an investigation unanimously to explore the pos- of forming a bi-state organiza- sibllity of joining forces. Charles Frazier, Keokuk, a representative of the Iowa group, suggested that a nonprofit corporation be formed to maintain the integrity of'both groups. Representatives have been tion either under a formal or informal contract. DR. DONALD W. Griffin, secretary, said at meeting of the two groups a week ago that it was his opinion that a formal arrangement would be best. night's meeting that he had met with Rep. Thomas Railsback, R-Ill., In Washington earlier in the month to discuss a merger of the two groups. "He advised us to proceed cautiously," Griffin said. Griffin said he also discussed a merger with the National Assn. of Regional Councils. "The NARC is oriented toward assisting metropolitan bi-state councils. There simply are not any non-metropolitan bi-state councils," he said. HOSPITAL NOTES Cottage ADMISSIONS FRIDAY: Mrs. Martha E. McGraw, 1634 Rock Island Ave. Mrs. Julia E. Williamson, Avon Mrs. Sandra K. Ruggles. London Mills Mrs. Patricia D. Gardner, 942 S. Chambers St. Clyde R. Landon, 316 N. Broad St. Mrs. Dena M. Torrence. Moon Towers Robert D. Coupland, Abingdon Virgil F. Peterson, Altona James W. Pierce, Monmouth David A. Bailey, Maquon (Theodore V. Swanson. 530 Clark St. Floyd C. LaGrow, 1540 Moshier Ave. Miss Virginia M. Miller. '789 N. Broad St. Mrs. Aileen E. Steele. Little York Mrs. M. Ann Icenogle, Monmouth |Mrs. Donna-.J. Franson. Galesburg Route 1 Michael J. Boock, Little York J Floyd J. Washburn, Wataga Mrs.' Wava L. Gilbert, Laura DISMISSALS FRIDAY: Bobby Young, 171 W. Fremont St. Jesse T. Morris, 777 S. Henderson St. Mrs. Janis L. Lewis, 1652 Bluebird Dr. Miss Lori A. Goetsch, 491 Bridge Ave. Mrs. Lois A. Shier, Pittsburgh. Pa. Mrs. Ruby L. Williams, 432 N. Broad St. Jeffrey L. Bock, Victoria Mrs. Marjorie Young, Toulon Miss Margerette L. Carson, 523 Iowa Ct. Mrs. Claire E. Shirck, 5,38 N. Kellogg St. Mrs. Elsie Coycl, 144 N. Highland Ave. Dean K. Smith, 439 S. Henderson St. Mrs. Emily I. Johnson, Oneida Mrs. Marvena J. Clark, 859 Liberty St. Mrs. Gwendolyn J. Brand, 470 Iowa Ave. 'Mrs. Patricia H. Balla, Gilson Mrs Gladys N. McMeen, Moon Towers St. Mary's ADMISSIONS FRIDAY: William T. Andrews, Abingdon George C. Brogan, 1534 Moshier Ave. Kennth Bell, Williamsfield Mrs. Florence Burton, Knoxville James D. Brown, Keithsburg Jeffrey D. Edgar, Abingdon Stewart Gladfelter,. Monmouth V. Gale Foster, Carman Mrs.. Patricia J. Murphy, Kewanee Mrs. Hazel V. Pinkston, 146 Silver St. Ronnie D. Steele, Abingdon DISMISSALS FRIDAY: (William T. Andrews, Abingdon Garry D. Coursey, Monmouth (Mrs. Betty Peasley, Stronghurst Mrs. Pearl Owen, Moon Towers Charles A. Murphy, Monmouth Johnny A. Reed, Kewanee Mrs. Agnes Romano, Monmouth Jeffrey D. Sholl, 193 Sumner St. Russell F. Wilson, 1214 E. Berrien St. Mrs. Deborah Fiacco, 2712 Springer Rd. Senate Groups Okay Bills To Spend More, Tax Less to the full Senate on a roll call of 6-5, with Democrats voting SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - Senate committees, ending the legislative week in a flurry of action, have approved bills calling for more state spending and lower taxes. The House took the day off Friday as many of its members journeyed to Pekin for President Nixon's visit. The Senate Revenue Committee, on a straight party-line vote; approved a proposaL which would freeze local real estate taxes at the level collected this year. The freeze, sponsored by Rep. C. L. McCormick, R-Vienna, and already passed by the House, would, last two years. While the measure does not call for an outright lowering of any individual's tax bill, supporters say each bill would be. reduced as new taxable property is added to local tax rollp. Says It's 'A Monster' But opponents, including Champaign Mayor Virgil Wikoff, 'ermed the bill "a monster that will arise and strangle 80 per cent of the cities, towns and villages of Illinois." Wikoff said freezing property tax revenues at a time of escalating costs would mean that "unless the legislature provides some replacement revenues, local government in Illinois will be forced to turn back the clock of progress. The programs so delayed/will become more costly due to inflation." Dr... Curtis Plott, executive director of the Illinois Education Association, said schools, the primary beneficiaries of local property taxes, would lose some $116 million a year in anticipated revenue if the bill becomes law. After more than an hour of debate, the panel sent the bill no and Republicans voting yes. Reject New Exemption However, the committee rejected a plan which would have given each taxpayer a $10-a- year additional exemption on state income tax forms. The plan is similar to one proposed by Gov, Daniel Walker and which, he is touting in his flying tours around the state.. The plan, sponsored by- Rep. James Londrigan, D-Springfield, was killed on a 7-5 vote, with Republicans leading the opposition. They said the plan would "chip away" at the income tax and might eventually force an increase in the rate of the levy. The . Appropriations Committee, meanwhile, approved some $1,564 billion in state spending for fiscal 1974, including a $1.44 billion welfare budget which was criticized as too small. Public Aid Director Joel Edelman said while his department's request "is a very tight appropriation, we are committed to take the necessary management initiatives to make this budget work." $18 Million Cut Walker, in his budget rries- sage earlier this year, cited his cut of some $18 million in public aid as the first such reduction in more than five years. Edelman made it clear he wants to stick to that reduction despite a prediction by committee Chairman Edward McBroom, R-Kankakec, that in "my opinion your budget is too low and See 'Senate'~ (Continued on Page 20) Election Board Decisions Could Be Matter of Chance SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - The Illinois Senate has agreed to hear a bill which could leave to a throw of the dice or a turn of a card the most important decisions about elections in the state. That provision is the heart of a bill introduced Friday which seeks to establish a state board of elections. Such a board, designed as Hie ultimate authority over election matters, is mandated by the 1970 Constitution. But lawmakers have been stymied for three years on the question of how to divide memberships between Democrats and Republicans. On the one hand, they don't want to provide for an "impartial" member to break tie votes, since each party fears it could lose control of the board's decisions through such a system. On the other, they rec- pgnize that a board evenly split between them, with no tiebreaker, could be paralyzed by tie votes on any important question. So the Senate Elections Committee, after killing the House Mrs. Helen J. Melton, Galesburg Route 2 Mrs. J. Marie Wilson, J 400 N. Academy St. jversion of a board bill earlier I this week, Friday introduced its own measure, which com- mitteo Chairman Don E. Moore, R - Midlothian, said provides "the solution." "The solution" is a suggestion that the board be composed of four members — two Democrats and two Republicans. But, the bill says, in the event of a tie vote, the four members would draw lots find the loser would drop out while the remaining three members voted again on the same issue. In effect, the party which wins a game of chance would be able to control the board's decision on any given issue. And, the bill further provides that an issue so decided will not be eligible for reconsideration for nine months without unanimous board consent. Powers delegated to the board would include the right to control the content of election instruction manuals; determine the propriety of ballot materials; determine the validity of nominating petitions; and report violations of election law to the appropriate state agency. The bill was advanced to the amendment stage wlthouj opposition and without being required to pass through committee.

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