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Ggl^ Monday,Jfufy\%t $73 3 Senate Passes Road Plan, Sends Measure to Walker SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - A Republican plan for $265 million in work on the proposed supplemental freeway system has passed the Illinois Senate and gone to Gov. Daniel Walker who wanted to go about road- building a different way. The freeway program is part of the Department of Transportation's $1.5 billion budget for fiscal 1974. This appropriation passed the Senate Sunday 54-0 without discussion. The freeway provision was tacked onto the DOT's budget bill in a surprise move last week in the House Appropriations Committee. It cleared the House on a close vote later in the week, with Democrats generally opposing it and Republicans voting in favor. Walker earlier this spring unveiled a plan, under which he intended to spend more money on fewer routes while chopping out some proposed super highways altogether. Walker later moved away from this stance when down staters howled about the cuts in a road program promised and pursued by former administrations. The Republican leaders in the legislature said they added the amendment to the DOT budget to make sure Walker kept his word. The Republican plan basically continues progress on more freeways but at a slower pace than Walker envisioned. Of the $265 million, $39.5 million will go for design work if Walker signs the bill and the other $225 million will be used for actual construction. Here are the roads that would be under construction in fiscal 1974 under the Republican plan. They are four-lane highways. — Springfield west through Jacksonville to Quincy. —Rockford to LaSalle along U.S. 51. —The Decatur by-pass. —Grand Avenue to Interstate 94 in Lake County. —Lawrenceville to Danville. —Marion to Harrisburg. —Lena to east of Freeport. —Interstate 94 to the Wisconsin state line. Interstate 74 to Lincoln. — Interstate 64 to Carlyle (Illinois 127). —Illinois 127 to Clay City. —U.S. 20 to Interstate 80. —Illinois 68 to Interstate 94. —Monmouth to Galesburg. —Illinois 78 to Interstate 80. Design appropriations, most of them for $1 million, are also included for 23 other proposed freeway routes. Sharpshooter Gov. Daniel Walker is engulfed in a cloud of white smoke a break from watching the Legislature which continued to after firing an old flint-lock rifle during a visit yesterday h» meet yesterday to try to finish remaining business. UNIFAX historic Clayville Stagecoach stop. The Governor was taking Shot Pekin Man Returns, Not Bitter CHICAGO (UPI) - A 52-year- pld Pekin, 111., man who was shot three times June 20 when he stopped on Chicago's South Side to ask directions, says he has no hard feelings about the incident. "I have no ill will toward Chicago," Clemet Campbell said Sunday as he was being transferred from Michael Reese Hospital here to Pekin where his wife Ruth is director of nursing. Campbell said he only hoped that justice would be done. He was shot last month when he and his niece, Nancy Rinderknecht, became lost on the city's South Side and stopped and asked three youths directions. Reginald Robinson, 22, Chicago, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery and attempted murder, but police said two are still being sought. Campbell staid he plans on returning to Chicago, but "not for awhile." Innocent Die Two innocent persons were killed as a result of this high-speed smash-up yesterday on Chicago's near west side. Jerry Myles, 48, and his companion Cloethia, 49, both of Chicago were the victims. Police were chasing another car when the two collided at an intersection and burst into flames. The driver of the other, car, Eddie Scott, 39, was charged with reckless homicide. UNIFAX Caroline Is Making Film In Hill Town KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (UPD Caroline Kennedy, dressed frequently in "faded old bluejeans with patches," is helping film a documentary on the history of coal mining and miners in the mountains of East Tennessee. In a copyrighted story in the Knoxville News-Sentinel, residents of the Campbell County coal mining region broke the silence which had surrounded the visit of the 15-year-old daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy. The local residents said Caroline had blended in well with natives in the hill country. "She dressed in faded old bluejeans with patches on them," said one man. "There have been times when people have been standing around in a store talking about Caroline visiting the area and she has been right there and they wouldn't even know it." "You would never know she's the daughter of a late President and one of the richest women in the world," said a woman who has helped with the filming. "She goes up and down these mountains just like us other hillbillies." The film documentary is being financed by federal funds under the Federation of Communities in Service. It will keep the young celebrity among the mountain folk another four or five weeks. Harried Lawmakers Are Not Amused SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - Most of the time lawmakers are funny without trying. Then there are times when they try but fail. The latter happened early Sunday, for example, when the Illinois House was rushing to meet its adjournment deadline. Suddenly, the huge electronic tote board gave out, forcing a delay in the action. And suddenly, several self- appointed Bob Hopes blossomed. Republican Webber Borchers of Decatur hustled to the rostrum, waving a poem he had written. He said it was inspired by all the "charlatans who keep telling the speaker how to get out of this mess." Borchers' poem read thus: "I never saw a House so full of kings and dukes and earls I must confess I would rather see seats filled with pretty girls." Nobody laughed, and a sheepish Borchers allowed as how he has written better poetry. He scurried from the speaker's rostrum. Borchers was followed by Rep. John Kriegsman, R- Pekin, he asked his colleagues to sing along on "I've Been Working on the Railroad." "This will make you feel better," Kriegsman said, alluding to frayed nerves and short tempers resulting from some sixteen straight hours on the House floor. Sidling up bedies Rep. Adeline Geo-Karis, R-Zion, Kriegsman took his own advice and launched into the tunc with Adeline keeping pace. But nobody else got in the swing, and only Kricgsman's baritone and Adeline's tenor filled the chamber The duet trailed off after several strains. Just then, the electrician fixed the tote board and the House went about its business before the next ad lib act could begin. Here's Closer Look At Carl Sandburg Budget Proposal •Stop the Clock' Becomes 6 Fool the Tape'in Assembly SPRINGFIELD (UPI) "Stopping the clock" — long a tradition when a legislative body fails to meet its deadline —has given way in Illinois to "fooling the tape." The state House and Senate, faced both on Friday and Saturday nights with temporal crisis as the session drew to a close, decided there was no need to physically tamper with the hands of their official timepieces. Instead, the members read into their microphones, and thus into the whirring tape recorders which make the official record, phony time reports. "It's well before midnight, acting House Speaker Arthur Telcser, R - Chicago, told the electronic circuits about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. As a result, the official transcript will show that Saturday was Friday, Sunday was Saturday and that each house acted within constitutional deadlines in all cases. By WALT HALL (Staff Writer) The Carl Sandburg College Board of Trustees last week received a tentative budget of $1,965,457, an increase of only $7,462 over the budget submitter for the previous fiscal year. The $1.9 million budget includes $1,480,184 for the education fund, $291,838 for tho operation and maintenance fund and SI93,435 for the bond and interest fund. A surplus in the latter two funds will push the budget over the $2 million mark. Although the education fund has been increased $44,152 over las* year's budget, the operation and maintenance fund has been reduced $20,508 from last year's $312,346 and the bond and interest fund was reduced to $193,435, a decrease of $16,182. Surplus Expected The proposed FY-74 budget anticipates a surplus on June 30, 197'! of $196,159, with only the education fund operating in the red at a net loss of $25,859. The proposed budget states that as many items as possible have been removed from the education fund and placed into the operation and maintenance fund. According to Dr. Loren R. Nicol, director of business affairs, money can be transferred to the education fund from other areas to make up the loss. The operation and maintenance fund is expected to have a surplus on June 30, 1974 of $214,000 and the bond and interest fund of $8,318. The proposed FY-74 budget is) based upon different tax rates! for each fund — education fund, .00120 per $100 assessed valua­ tion; operation and maintenance fund, .00030, bond and interest fund of .00063, for a total of .00213. The budget is based upon an assessed valuation for the junior college district of $317,441,986, and of the Carthage, Dallas City, Hamilton and Plymouth school districts in Hancock County are annexed, approximately $259 million assessed valuation would be added to the district. The proposed budget anticipates that 97 per cent of the taxes levied on this valuation will be collected. Credit Hours The budget assumes that 41,048 credit hours will be generated during the fiscal year and that 23 per cent of the hours will be from non-district students. The budget for the last fiscal year was based upon 48,543 credit hours being generated and 25 per cent of the students from out of the district. The state apportionment will be based upon a new rate of $17.61 per credit hour with an additional $3.50 per semester hour for non-business vocational courses. The rate for FY-73 was $16.50 per semester hour with $2.50 for vocational courses. The proposed FY-74 budget states that the current tuition rate of $5 per quarter hour will remain in effect. The Board of Trustees directed that the proposed budget be placed on public file in the business affairs office at the campus of South Lake Storey until 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at which time a public hearing will be held on the proposed budget. Historic St. Nicholas Hotel Closes SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - The St. Nicholas Hotel, longtime hangout of Illinois politicos and scene of the finding of most of the late Secretary of Stiate Paul Powell's $800,000 "shoebox" cash fortune, permanently closed its doors at noon Sunday. The historic old building on the corner of Fourth and Jefferson streets kept a small staff of employes on hand to accommodaite some-35 to 40 state legislators who have nowhere else to reside until they head home tonight The lawmakers expected to leave Springfield - late Sunday, but a special legislative session scheduled for today altered those plans. The hotel filed for bankruptcy May 7 because it could not meet its debts, which were said to total an estimated $800,000. Proceedings on the bankruptcy matter were set to begin in U.S. District Court today. It was in the closet of Powell's fifth-floor suite at the hotel that the bulk of his cash hoard was discovered a few diays after the death of the late secretary of state on Oct. 10, 1970. Approximately $750,000 cash INSURANCE. BONDS Jock Fischer - Jim Lillie McGrew & McGrew Agency, Inc. An Agency That Service Built 35 S. Prairit $t - Galesburg - Phone 342*4153 stuffed into briefcases and the hotel, but no one could say cardboard cartons eventually forfa c ,f tain & e building i , _ ta^„,„ii»„ actually would be saved, was removed from Powell s i suite. Another $50,000 was found! ^XQQ^QOQ JJoi'Se in his office at the Capitol. At,^.,.., , . least six grand jury investiga-j IvlIlGCl 111 V ll 'C tions and various other officiali STERLING, HI. (UPI) — A inquiries into the origin of thej$100,000 show horse was destroy- money were undertaken, butjed this morning after it was without conclusive results. The!burned in a truck fire on U.S. source of the fortune is still a 30 in Lee County, authorities mystery and the money re- j said. | mains in a Southern Illinois! Authorities said the horse, not: i „ r, A-^ C -.H™ i immediately identified, was a! bank waiting disposition. I w ^ ^ The hotel, which has been the'show horse. scene of numerous Democratic 1 14 was bein S hmrted in a party functions over the dec-|^. k dr ™ * r , RonaId , , , , . ., , Muller of Morton Grove when ades, has had its problems of| the fire ^ out _ ^ other late. It has experienced sev-j horses died in the fire, authori- eral minor fires, and earlier [ties said, this month, some 30 persons I p ^ , p , were overcome by c ^H^^^^ _ oxide poisoning during a labor, James HasapiSj 24 _ Waukegan> meeting hosted by the St. Nich-jwf,? killed early today in a car- olas. ! truck collision at the intersection of U.S. 47 and Illinois 176. There have been reports of thiee of nerCj au . potentially interested buyers for;thorities said. INDUSTRY DAY Is This Thurs AT THE Red Cross Blood Center Everyone Is Welcome! 1640 N. HENDERSON ST., Galesburg, Illinois Phone 342*0126 For A Ride or An Appointment GALESBURG REGIONAL RED CROSS BLOOD CENTER We Are An Agency of the United Way

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