Galesburg Register-Mail, Galesburg, 111. Thursday, June 28, t?73 3 .1..,. i" House Faces Glut of Budget Measures With Only Three Days Left in Session By ROBERT KIECKHEPER SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - The House Appropriations Committee today voted to grant welfare recipients a 3.9 per cent cost-of-living increase in benefits. The amendment to the Department of Public Aid budget, sponsored by Rep. Robert Mann, D-Chicago, passed on a vote of 19-6 and was sent to the full Mouse. If the House approves, the Senate would have to approve the change before it could be signed into law. Pica for Justice "This is a plea for simple justice and simple equity," Mann said, • referring to a similar cost-of-living raise currently being given stale employes. Movement of the bill to the House floor, however, added to a glut of appropriations measures awaiting action there. With only three days left to go in the session, the House still had not acted on some $5 billion of the state's $7 billion 1974 budget. Tn addition to the public aid bill, the Mouse still has to act on such items as the Department of Transportation's $1.55 billion request and the spending bills for elementary, secondary and higher education. Many departmental budgets also still await a decision. While those major items hung in limbo, the House late Wednesday night spent an hour debating whether to spend $550,000 to install artificial turf and new lights at the University of Illinois football stadium. Dozens Defend Bill One after another, dozens of legislators rose to defend or assail the bill. Rep. Webber Borchers, R-Decalur, said he had suffered sore ankles last fall after walking on the natural turf, indicating an artificial surface is required. But Rep. Susan Catania, R-Chicago, said she was "appalled to see all, this money spent for plastic grass when we turn down programs for needy children and working mothers." The bill passed 106-36 and was sent to the Senate. In a long session Wednesday, the Appropriations Committee approved budget bills for school aid, most state colleges and universities, the state Liquor Control Commission and the Department of Personnel among other items. The school aid appropriation, tailored to fit either of two aid formulas still alive in the General Assembly, was pared by $4 million with the consent of the office of the superintendent of public instruction. Amend Education Bills The committee members ap proved the higher education bills only after they agreed to amend them on the House floor to prevent construction of presidents' homes without specific legislative approval. Rep. Robert Jucfcett, R-Park Ridge, said his special subcommittee found several universities, including Illinois State, Western Illinois and Chicago State, have established "independent" foundations to buy or build such homes in "contravention of the law" and in a "circumvention of the authority of the legislature." In other action Wednesday the committee: —Beat back an attempt to budget the Department of Personnel for only four months and force the department to return in the fall for a supplemental appropriation. Republicans, who succeeded in tacking that provision onto the transportation appropriation, feel the change will ensure that Gov. Daniel Walker does not attempt to oust Republicans and fill their jobs with Democrats. -Cut .$24,000 from the $818,000 budget of the Liquor Control Commission, despite Walker's earlier statements he wanted the budget pruned by half. —Okayed $3 million for a statewide system o£ "feike- ways." Pair Survives Walker's Tax Relief Plan Faces Opposition Burning Crash On U. S. 34 (Continued From Page 2) Libetalionists Two "liberated" young women lend an ear to sidewalk prophet Harry Britton's case of "husband liberation" in • front of the White House, where Britton demonstrates regularly on behalf of his cause. UNIFAX Correct Details on Shooting A Galesburg Register-Mail story Wednesday concerning the alleged killing of Gary Allen Shaver by his wife, Nellie Blanche Shaver, was incorrect in stating that they were both former Knoxville residents. Mrs. Shaver is formerly of Galesburg. The report should have also stated that Mrs. Shaver's stepfather, Carl Carlson, and his wife, Mary, were'visiting the couple when the shooting occurred, not her husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Shaver. The Carlsons indicated that the couple Was having marital problems, authorities said. Senate Against Amnesty SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - The Illinois Senate Wednesday adopted a resolution opposing general or unconditional amnesty for military deserters or draft evaders. The resolution, introduced in the House by Rep. Webber Borchers, R-Decatur, states that "any unconditional amnesty is without justification historically or on principle" and "would be a crowning insult to all who chose to obey their country's laws and serve their country with their lives." The Senate approved the resolution on a voice vote. The House adopted the same resolution in March. Health Appointment Denied SPRINGFIELD — The Senate Executive Committee has refused to approve the appointment of Dr. John Mathis of Peoria as a member of the Illinois Health Facilities Authority. The GOP-controlled committee voted 11-10 Wednesday night to deny confirmation to Mathis, a Republican who challenged former Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie during the 1972 gubernatorial primary. Free Flood Calls Dropped SPRINGFIELD — A toll-free telephone number established to aid Illinois flood victims will be discontinued July 6, the state civil defense agency said Wednesday. After that date, the agency said, flood victims needing aid should contact the regular civil defense switchboard in Springfield. The emergency number handled more than 700 requests for aid during the past two months, the agency, said. Ozark Strikers To Vole On Tentative ST. LOUIS (UPI) - Striking mechanics ait Oaark Air Lines are scheduled to vote tonight on a tentative agreement worked out laite Tuesday night with federal mediators to end their 10-week walkout against Ozark. The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association Local 24 in St. Louis iias scheduled a ratification (meeting for tonight. Members of the association local headquartered in Chicago were to vote Friday, with re- I wish to Thank all my friends and relatives for their prayers, beautiful flowers, cards, gifts and visits. Also to Dr. Watson, Dr. Claman, Peggy,, nurses and nurses aides on 3rd floor, Cottage Hospital for their excellent care. Mrs. Bill (Betty Jane) Holcomb Agreement sulks expecled late Friday or early Saturday. Union officials said they would make no recommendation on the contract to the membership. No details of the tentative agreement were released. The dispute bebween Ozark and the mechanics, which has grounded all flights since Apirl 19, had centered on working conditions, including Dhe presence of closed circuit television in equipment work areas, and economic issues, with the mechanics claiming Ozark would not pay them a 5.5 per cent increase over two years, but only in the first year. An e a r 1 i e r economic agreement worked out by both sides was rejected by the union nuMnborsiliip in May after union lenders said it should not be ratified. Dark serves 62 cities in 15 slates, mostly in ithe Midwest. cd by Robert and Lois Reid, Beloit, Wis. "I CAN'T SEE giving that kid a ticket," the state police trooper in charge of the investigation said later. "That itruck was apparently top heavy on the right side and that smacks of unsafe equipment. "I .think that kid was a driver. He said he had a chauffers license from Oklahoma that burned up in the cab,"' the trooper continued. He called the trucks "virtually junk," adding .that "they had all kinds of trouble with them." The police investigator spoke to several persons in Monmouth who had seen Pod- majersky's truck pass. "Every time he shifted, it backfired," the trooper related. The truck driven by the driver waiting outside the emergency room broke down along U.S. 34 about the time of the accident and had to be towed away. THE FLAMES were extinguished by firefighters from the Mlonimiouilih Fire De- pamtanenlt who were called nine minutes 'after the flaming crash. "The report we got was that they were trapped inside," a Monmouth fire official explained. "In tlfoat ease — life in danger —• we go out of the oiity," he added. "Of course, ittey were out and gone before we got ifihere. We carry rescue equipment in 'the pumper." P'oidima 'jers 'ky sustained second degree bums over 25 per cent of his body, according to tospiilQl authorities — mostly on his back. Miss Self suffered second degree bums on 18 per cent Of her body. "Of course it was on her face and that makes iLt worse," a hospital spokesman said. • Shortly aiffor they arrived at St. Mary's, a oaill went out for one of the two helicopters used in the trauma system, to itinaos'port them to Memorial Hospital in Springfield. The helicoiptcr landed shortly before 4 p.m. on the vacant field where Galesburg High School once stood. Less than 15 minutes later, Podnnajersky and Miss Self were lifted onto the chopper and it scooted off over the trees to the 'Southwest. "THIS IS the only helicopter in the state today," the craft's pilot, Duane Moore said as he shoved cushions aside to get ready for his passengers. iMbore, who is chief pilot for the Illinois Highway Department, said ilhe trauma centers call for air tonspuittiation "about 20 times each month. Now that ill 's warm out, that 'll increase," he ladidod. Moore is ain ex-militiary pilot, who has logged more than 5,000 hours flight time in helicopters. "The (trauma) system is a good one. lit definitely .saves lives." But Moore claimed 'Ibe two helicopters, assigned to (ho highway department, are not enough. "We're sipmid way too thin." lioilh iPodimiajeraky and Miss Self will probably recover l'wju their burns, hospital personnel agreed Wednesday, although it won't be easy. They wore listed Ibis 'morning as "serious but stabilizing" by a spokesman at 'Memorial Hospital. By TOM LAUE SPRINGFIELD (UPI)— Gov. Daniel Walker's tax relief plan to give everyone in the state an extra $10 a year has passed the Illinois House, 110-53. But before the Democratic governor can sign it, the bill must clear the Senate. President William C. Harris of Pon tiac hinted broadly Wednesday lie has no intention of letting the Republican-controlled chamber approve Walker's plan. But Senate Republican leaders said today the bill, which now goes to the Senate, will never reach Walker's desk. "The Senate Revenue Committee defeated a similar bill a few weeks ago, and I expect the governor's bill will meet the same fate," said Revenue Committee Chairman Terrel Clarke, R-Western Springs. Under the bill, sponsored in the House by Minority Leader Clyde Choate of Anna, each taxpayer would get an extra $10 per annum via an increase from $1,000 to $1,400 in the standard income tax exemption. Choate said it would cost the state about $100 million a year. House Republicans attacked the Choate measure on grounds it chips away at the income tax which, they said, is the fairest state tax of all. Better Tax Relief Democrats said the bill would mean $50 in tax relief each year for a family of five, more they said, than a Republican proposal to cut the state sales tax by a half-cent. This GOP measure is sitting on Walker's desk. If the Senate should approve Walker's exemption plan, the governor would be given several options. He could sign the exemption plan he prefers and veto the GOP sales tax reduction, which he has criticized because Re publicans want to reimpose it in six Chicago-area counties to raise money for a r e g i o n a 1 transit aUHhority. The result of reimposing the tax, Walker says, would; be to deny most people any tax relief at all since 70 per cent of the people live in Cook, Kane, Will, Du Page and McHenry counties See 6 Tax'~ (Continued on Page 11) Knox County United Way Goal This Year Is Set at $339,694 Volunteer workers of the United Way of Knox County will seek to raise a minimum of $339,694 this year to help support 18 member agencies, including three new ones. The campaign will begin on Labor Day — Sept. 3 — in cooperation with the Galesburg Trades and Labor Assembly's parade. I THE NEW GOAL, announced at the United Way's Board of Directors' meeting Thursday afternoon, is $14,694 higher than the $325,000 total pledged and contributed in last year's campaign. Robert McAnbhur, United Way president, said the budget-admissions committee, campaign leaders and directors believe that a realistic goal is in the best interests for all concerned. "The goal is regarded as a minimum amount required to continue .the health, rehabilitation, youth and recreational programs of the members agencies," he said. Several months ago, each member agency submitted to the budget-admissions committee, requests totaling $421,639. The requests were pared by almost $82,000 after committee members met with representatives of each agency. THE COMMITTEE, headed by Dr. Louis Salter, executive vice president of Knox College, spent more than 200 hours reviewing agency needs and requests. The committee's recommendations were considered by the United Way's executive committee and the board of directors before the goal was approved. Other members of the committee are James Asplund, Louisa Barash.y Walter Bruner, Rev. Carlton Christenson, Thomas Frankel, Karl Helms, Rev. Constant Johnson, Robert Masterson, James Powelson and Catherine Stevens. THREE NEW agencies have become members of the United Way. They are Western Illinois Bi.-? Brothers, Positive Attitudes and Catholic Social Service. Big Brothers is an organiza tion designed Ito help fatherless boys between the ages of eight and 18. Positive Attitudes is a sheltered care workshop providing evaluation, work a'djust- menit and extended employment services to the Knox County handicapped. OalMic Social Service provides miamryjge and f taimily counseling, varied services to unwed mot/hers and adoption services, all on a non-sectarian basis. Agencies and aHotments for each with last year's 'in brack- efts are: Red Cross, $53,135 ($48,000); Big Brothers, $500 (none); Boy Scouts, $42,000 ($45,000); Carver Center^ $22,700 ($20,600); Catholic Social Service, $1,000 (none); COPE, $13,541 ($12,000); Crippled Children, $13,900 ($11,700); Day Nursery, $10,700 (same); Girl Scuts, $15,000 (same); 'Haiiriwgton Home, $6,000 (same); Mentally Retarded, # $20,000 ($17,000); Positive Attitudes, $1,000 (none); Rescue 'Mission, $7,000 ($9,000); Salvation Army, $24,000 ($19,000); USO, $1,000 ($2,000); VisuaHy Handicapped, $3,800 ($3,000); Visiting Nurses, $14,000 ($9,000), aod YMOA, $45,000 ($47,000). Milk Prices Will Increase Sunday, Not for Consumer By PAMELA REEVES CHICAGO (UPI)-Milk prices are scheduled to increase four cents a gallon in the Midwest on Sunday, but as things stand now, the consumer won't have to pay an extra penny. Wholesale milk dealers—the middlemen who buy from farmers and.sel to retail stores—are fighting to change that. If they get their way, the full cost of the hike will be passed on to the shoppers. Here's Problem The problem, according to the dairy farmers and the wholesalers, is this: —Costs of feeding dairy cows have risen 48 per cent in the last year. —To offset l/hal, farmers in almost all states are asking for a four cent per gallon increase on the price of milk beginning Sunday. —The cost increase normally wodld be passed from the farmer to the wholesaler to the retailer to the consumer. But because wholesale and retail prices are frozen for CO days on President Nixon's orders, the cost hike stops with the wholesaler. Farmers are not included in the freeze, which ends in August. Margin Low Wholesalers say their profit margin is so low (hey will go out of business if they have to absorb the price hike, and they have asked the Cost of Living Council to allow them to pass on the increased costs. Ronald W. Bartlett, an agri cultural economics professor at the University of Illinois in Urbana, says a study he made early this year confirms the wholesalers' complaints. "My study showed their margins are very, very low and so they have a right to squeal," he said. Out of Business? ' Bairtlett said it is unlikely, however, that any wholesalers would go out of business if they are onily farced to carry the higher prices for the 60-day duration oif the price freeze. But lie said the best place for the cost hike to be absorbed is at the retail level where there is "a wider margin of profit than is necessary." Jchn Butteirbrodt, president of the Associated Milk Producers, Inc., said the 40,000 midwestern farmers in his organization sympathize with the wholesalers, but cannot afford not to ask for a price hike. Butterbrodt, whose organization covers 20 states and supplies most of Illinois' milk, said 1,300 daiiy farms in Wisconsin have stopped production since January because of declining profits. It's That Tma Again TRUCK & TRAILER PLATES Fast License Service LUXMORE REALTY 400 N Henderson St. REMEMBER HER - - - *' .ON YOUR ANNIVERSARY WITH Fresh Flowers RED ROSES Our Special Suggestion O.T. Johnson Co., Galesburg's Greatest Store S'mee 1862! At O.T.'s! BALCONY 128 NORTH BROAD STREET Dial 342-8121 Having A Picnic? We Have The Fixin's! PICKLES NAPKINS PAPER PLATES POTATO CHIPS HOUSE & GARDEN RAID HAMBURGER BUNS 49c dor, DUBUQUE ALL MEAT WIENERS POTATO SALT FREE SALAD EGG NOODIES MACARONI 65** SPAGHETTI and 65** Many Other*.
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