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0": Local Woman Killed in Crash Mrs. John W. (Shirley J.) Ennls, 37, of 1372 Morton Ave., died Saturday of multiple Injuries after she was thrown from her car following a 1-car mishap seven miles north of Burlington on Iowa Highway 90. Mrs. Ennis died at 5:25 p. m. in the emergency room at Burlington Memorial Hospital. Police said Mrs. Ennis' husband, John, 45, was taken to the hospital, where he was in good condttion todlay. Police said the accident occurred Saturday at 4:45 p. m. when the car, apparently driven by Mrs. Ennis, went out of control on a 5iirve, struck two utility poles and rolled several times. Police said the car was travel* Ing at a high rate of speed. The former Shirley Asbury was born in Oalcsburg Nov. 9, 1935, and married John Ennis, Sept. 9, 1972. He survives with her mother, Mrs. Myrna Asbury, Galesburg; two sons, Robert L. Richardson of Trenton, Mich., and James W. Richardson, Galesburg; four daughters, Misses Cheryl Shelley and Sandra Richardson of Trenton, Misses Julie and Laurie Hastings, Alexis; a sister, Mrs. Lelia Ann Shinn, Galesburg; a half brother, Lynn , Michael Asher, Galesburg and two half-sisters, Mrs. Donna Rag Favorite of Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Jaylene Sue Hoyle, Wataga. Funenal ttill.be Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. at Hinchliff- PearsoriAVesfl' Chapel, where friends- may call -Tuesday evening.' Burial will be at West Llnwood Cemetery. WILL THE HELP BE THERE? Who will help your families and friends in the event of an emergency? Floods and tornadoes don't always happen someplace else. The "Guard" has openings for MEN. Serve your community, your country, and yourself. Earn a little money and a lot of pride! NATIONAL GUARD 149 N. Brood 342-6320 Lattery, Property Tax Freeze Measures Set for Action as Assembly Winds Up By ROBERT KIECKMEFER SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - A stale lottery and a two * year freeze on local property taxes were ready for final passage today as the Illinois Legislature returned to the next - to- last scheduled week of its spring session. Both issues survived Senate committee action last week as scores of other House - passed bills met a quick and final fate. Among the measures killed outright in committee were a campaign spending disclosure bill, two measures to establish a state board of elections, a bill which would have legalized and regulated teachers' strikes and a bill to give each taxpayer an additional $10 exemption on his state income tax. The lottery bill, which passed the House with relative ease, would set up a commission to implement and run the state backed game. The commission would work out the details of the operation, including ticket prices and prize money. Sponsors Are Optimistic Sponsors, including Rep. E.J. "Zcke" Giorgi, D - Rockford, [are optimistic the measure will clear the Senate. And, if Gov. Daniel Walker vetoes the bill, Giorgi thinks he can find the votes to pass it into law without the governor's approval. The tax - freeze bill, sponsored by Rep. C.L. McCormick, R - Vienna, would forbid local governments for the next two years from collecting, more property taxes than they take in this year. The House, meanwhile, still faces the question of how to establish a six - county mass transit district in the Chicago area. Although Walker and most legislators are convinced such an agency is necessary, they have been unable so far to work out a practical plan acceptable to all. Five schemes currently are awaiting action on, the House floor but a vote is unlikely until leaders come to terms. A Heavy Workload House committees also face a heavy workload this week, with •branch banking and full • funding for state retirement systems near the top of the list. Senate committees, on the other hand, have virtually completed their assignments for this session and only the executive and appropriations panels have slated meetings this week. The hundreds of other issues still alive on the calendar likely are going to begin to feel a real squeeze from budget items. Many appropriations bills, which must be passed by June 30, were introduced late in the session and just now are working their way to the point of action. Dou btLingers On Year After Crash (Continued from page 2) freight, Extra 1577, are accused of misreading a signal. The board determined that the crew on that train misread an order board in Yates City and failed to stop there, where they would have been directed to a siding until the eastbound train passed. Four men were to have misinterpreted that signal, according to the report, including Glenn Way and Ghlee Wilson, the engineer and head brakeman who were killed. Wilson was a railroader 30 years and three weeks away from retirement. He was 64 years old. "You couldn't have got my dad by a stop order board if he had to jump off the train," Wilson's son Harold, a Galesburg real estate broker, said. "He was that conscientious. "YOU KNOW, MY DAD used to bore me, talking about railroading," Wilson continued. "He'd talk about switching cars here and there and how he did this and that. . ." Wilson pointed and gestured as he peered at imaginary box cars. "That radio contact they supposedly had with the station? My dad often told me those radios were on the blink more than they were working." He shook his head. Wilson was shaken by the federal report which claimed his father contributed to the crash by missing the stop order signal. "I just can't undrsband how they came to that conclusion," he added. Was Ghlee Wilson a drinking man? "No," Wilson responded quietly. "I never saw him take'a drink in my life." • . y Glenn E. Way, 46, Knoxville, has been accused of missing the stop order signal because "the level of alcohol . . . was sufficient to impair his mental and physical actions," according to the federal report. "He was at home, with me," his wife remembered. "All afternoon, he was waiting for a call and he wasn't drinking," she said emphatically. "He sat here waiting for a call all afternoon, and it came in at 4:15. He was ordered out to Oak Hill at 5:15. Glenn Way is survived by his wife and two children, both away from home. He had been a railroader since December 1950. "We were married 24 years, three months and one day," Mrs. Way said distantly. DRIVER OF THE TAXICAB which carried the relief crew to Oak Hill, Les Jasperson, has emphatically denied that Way, Wilson, or the other two crew members on the westbound train were drinking. "I took them out there, and I'm convinced that none of them were drinking," Jasperson later told a' reporter. He also told that to investigators. "Cooped up in a car like that? For 30 miles? I would have known it," Jasperson said firmly. The scars from that sensational wreck four seasons ago remain. The wind and rain-weathered railroad ties become new creosote-coated blocks of wood as you walk along the curve, and chunks of rusty steel protrude from the ground on both sides of the track where parts of the wreckage were buried. Sparse patches of grass struggle to reassert themselves in the soil that was seared sterile by that inferno. Did four men really misread that order signal eight miles east of this place? THE RESPONSE OF ANOTHER engineer, the man who brought Extra 2043 back into Galesburg, was "No way." He nearly shouted the words, "Four men just do not make this type of mistake." To a man, the scores of railroad workers interviewed during the past year agree. A National Transportation Safety Board report doesn't carry much weight with railroaders. Democrats Charge 'One - Man Show' In Probe of Liquor Head's Firing SPRINGFIELD (UPI) Democrats on a House subcommittee investigating Gov. Daniel Walker's firing of Lawrence Johnson today accused subcommittee Chairman Philip Collins of "running a one-man show" and repeated their challenge of the panel's authority. Collins, a Calumet City Republican, reconvened the subcommittee to find out whether Walker aides will testify during the probe. The panel last week served a subpoena on Andrew Leahy, a Walker advisor Damage Is Widespread On Saturday (Continued From Page 2) who issued the first official explanation of Johnson's ouster as head of the Liquor Control Commission. But the subcommittee recessed for a private conference before it was determined if Leahy would appear at the hearing. The recess was called after the two Democrats on the committee renewed charges they voiced last week against the subcommittee's authority to issue subpoenas. 'No Subpoena Powers' "I don't recall this committee taking any action in regards to subpoenas," said Rep. Harold Washington, D-CMcago. "It is my understanding that the subcommittee h'as no subpoena powers and that it must be done by the entire House Executive Committee." Washington criticized Collins for deciding "on his own" to issue subpoenas and for flying to Washington, D.C., last weekend to gather more information on the affair. "Why don't you just go back to the speaker and ask him to The Welfare Department's $1.44 billion, for instance, got its first approval late last week in a Senate committee. And the largest single spending bill of thr year — $1.55 billion for the Department of Transportation — has yet to start' Its way through the legislative process. Town Auditors Set Hearing Galesburg aldermen, acting at the Town Board of Auditors, will conduct a hearing on a budget for the Town of the City of Gaiesburg's 1973-74 fiscal year, which started April 1, in City Hall today at 7:15 p. m, Besides the regular budget, the hearing will deal with expenditures of federal revenue sharing funds. The town has $31,38!> in federal 'revenue sharing funds, but has not yet designated a use of; $18,406 of the total. appoint you a one-man subcom mittee?" asked Washington. Then you can fly to Africa or Tanganyika or anywhere else you want to go." Failed to Appear Leahy was invited to appear at last week's meeting but failed to appear. Walker aides said they were researching legal questions involved including See 'Democrats'(Continued on Page 15) Percy Agrees President Should Hold Summit Now WASHINGTON (UPI) - Sen. unidentified driver was not chalres H. Percy, R-Ill., often 'tot- a critic of President Nixon's An unidentified man report- po i icy) said Sunday Nixon edly suffered a heart seizure « made the right decision" in while dining at a Galesburg going anead with his meetings restaurant during the height with Soviet leader Leon id of the storm. Police blamed B rez hnev •the confusion and excitement Some members of Congress caused ; .by the storm for the have been critical of-Nixon's attack or illness. meeting today with the Soviet Sheriff's deputies reported leader, suggesting that the at least two traffic accidents meeting be put off until the in rural Knox County directly Watergate affair is settled, caused by the storm In one <R . M D ision , mishap, a car driven by Jean h Raker, Canton, was heavily " The promise of increased damaged when it crashed into Soviet - American cooperation a downed tree on 111. 97 two in reducing world tensions is miles south of Knox County too great to be pos tponed," Highway 8. Another collision Percy6 said in a state ment. between cars driven by two ,« The President has made the occu^ on ^oZvLn rj S ht decision in ? roceeding ^.i ou " ty , road 13 with the summit talks." west of Galesburg, when one of the drivers stopped sudden Percy's statement said he The senator also said that discussions of the Middle East and Indochina were of "para mount importance" if peace is to be achieved. 'Cleared Up' Percy's praise for the President came only two days after he told newsmen he and Nixon had "cleared up our differences" aboard the presidential plane on a flight from Washington to Pekin, 111., where Nixon dedicated the cornerstone for a congressional research library named for the late Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen. Nixon reportedly was miffed at Percy's sponsorship of a Sen. Charles Percy Senate resolution calling for a, . . . the "right decision" special Watergate prosecutor 1 outside the government and re lv «nrf wJfhi? hf fh ; ex P ected "important agree- be discussed. He said progress p0 rtedly told some close ad v -hCio Th« pLf^L?^^ ments in the areas of trade to Icould be expected in exchangesivisers he would do everything vehicle. The first driver said cQme from tne summ it meet- he stopped to avoid striking a gnd noped a nonres trictive downed tree. g . t emigrat ion policy would Firemen were also called to 1708 Rock Island Ave., where part of a roof was apparently blown off a residence. No fire resulted, firefighters said. The noise of home power saws filled the air Sunday area in science, technology, agriculture, transportation and cultural affairs. nng he could to prevent the possibility of Percy's nomination for president in 1976. Pension Study Is Urged FREEPORT, 111. (UPI) when area residents were State Treasurer Alan J. Dixon kept busy cutting up tree today suggested another study limbs into manageable pieces, be made of state pension sys- There were no confirmed re- terns before any action is taken ports of funnel clouds in Knox to bring their funding up to the County. legally required level. Trees were blown down in He said several bills current . an 8 -mile section three miles , • .. . n , . west of Alpha to three miles ^ P endin & m the GeneraI As " east of Woodhull. The steeple sembly which seek to fully of the Clover Chapel was fund pension systems are "fis- blown off and the interior of cally unsound and — if enacted the church was damaged. i nto la w — would definitely re- There were also reports of quit'e a tax increase this year." gates being blown off at Because of past legislative farms, letting cattle out. level of state funding for var- At Oquawka, the tornado- ions pension systems, the plans like winds tore the roofs off failures to appropriate the legal boat slips at DeVore's Marinai currently are well over $2 bil- south of the village and at the lion underfunded and, accorcl- Oquawka Boat Club at the foot ing to some critics, face bank- of Schuyler Street. The metal ruptcy. roofs at (he boat club landed The House and Senate have on two cars, one of them approved separate bills calling owned by John Sea-ton of Sea- for $245 million this year as the ton, who was not in the auto start of a 20 -year plan to make at the time. up the deficit in the teachers' Boaters were reported retirement fund. But even if the stranded on Mississippi River two chambers get together on islands and sandbars during one bill, the measure likely the storm. would be vetoed by Gov. Dan- THANK YOU Our sincere liiianks and appreciation <U) everyone for their expressions of sympathy, memorial gifts and flowers and for dhe many acts of kindness extended to us during (he illness and loss of our loved one. These will tog be remembered. The Family of GLADYS SEIHERT iel Walker, who, like Dixon, wants more study of pension funding. Democrats have charged the full-funding bills are an attempt to embarrass Walker by forcing him to veto them, although the Senate bill passed 48-0, with Democratic help. "I understand the frustration of those sincere persons who want to take action during these final two weeks of the regular legislative session," Dixon said. "But what is needed is a realistic standard for funding of pension plans." Dixon suggested another pension study group be formed, with legislative leaders and outside experts as its members. He said a bill currently before the legislature could be used to create and pay for such a group. "We must be practical and pie-in-the-sky political gimmicks just won't do the trick. If something is not done immediately, there will be a pension crisis in Illinois," Dixon said. The treasurer addressed the Freeport Rotary Club. LOOK UNDER THE BIG RED & WHITE AWNING WEDNESDAY NIGHT 1^^^. STEIN'S I ^U For Mens JEWEL BOXES $J ,98 From Leo Stein & Sons, Inc. JEWELRY DEPT. — Downtown Galesburg I ^ H 349 E. MAIN ST. - Downtowu uaiesourg mmm and HELP OTHERS! Everyone It Welcome at . . . Galesburg Regional Cross Blood Center We Are An Agency Of The United Fund

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