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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 10, 1973
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Dollar Stand Is Urged By Stevenson CHICAGO (UPI) - Sen. Adlai E Stevenson III, D-Ill, said Monday the United States should "demonstrate to the world that we will defend our currency." Stevenson told a news confer- f ence that the government might borrow German marks and use them to buy dollars. He also suggested selling gold at European prices and taking the profit in dollars. Stevenson, up for re-election next year, toured six-downstate counties. He blamed a profitable export market for high food prices in this country and predicted the United States may face a serious food shortage if the government does not act soon. But he said limitations on agricultural exports should be one of the last steps to battlie inflation. Golesburg Register-Mail, Galesburg, Tuesday, July 10,19733 Energy Talk h Delayed At Area Governors 9 Meet tiiniiiiiSiiwiiiitiiiiiBw.. Gov. Daniel Walker . shortage is real RAPID CITY, S.D. (UPl) Midwestern governors turned their attention momentarily away from the energy crisis today to discuss government reorganization. A discussion of "chief executive problem solving" highlighted the 12th annual Midwestern Governors Conference as it entered its second day, with Gov. Robert Docking of Kansas leading the discussion. The look at internal affairs of the states followed a lengthy and brisk discussion of the energy crisis Monday in which some governors charged the federal government with providing weak leadership in energy matters. Several demanded formation of a "comprehensive national energy policy." The governors are expected to get back to the energy problem in Wednesday's final session when a vote is scheduled on three resolutions dealing with energy studies. A fourth resolution to be acted upon would call for an immediate end to controls on exports of soybeans and soybean products, major farm items in the Midwestern states. Further discussion also was expected concerning efforts by the National Governors' Conference to form a coalition with county and city government leaders and to give governors more leverage nationally by (setting up machinery to formalize legislative bills for presentation to Congress. Gov. Dolph Briscoe of Texas led Monday's attack on the federal government's energy policy, charging the entire problem was "due largely to a lack of effective national leadership to formulate a comprehensive national energy policy." Briscoe called upon President Nixon and Congress to establish a national energy research and [development team aimed at solving the "severe energy problems" facing the nation. The energy crisis dominated the entire Monday session as four of the conferees explained its effect upon their states. The four, Govs. Robert Ray of Iowa, J. James Exon of Nebraska, David Hall of Oklahoma and Daniel Walker of Illinois, agreed that the shortage was real and that combined efforts of a\\ government levels were needed to combat it. Ray and Walker suggested reverting to coal as a basic fuel to help offset the growing shortage of natural gas. Exon explained Nebraska's program of research designed to convert grain alcohol into a fuel which can be used by automobiles and tractors. The "gasohol" program, he said, has been funded by the state for several years but federal financing is being sought. Exon also criticized the recent report by the Federal Trade Commission which indicated that the energy crisis was not real. "How are we going to convince the people of our states that there is a very serious crisis when an agency of the government makes this kind of report?" he asked. Hall said Oklahoma has set up an energy policy council. He and the others agreed that a pipeline should be built to transport Alaskan oil to the 48 other continental states but there was disagreement over whether the pipeline should be built for delivery of oil to the West Coast or by means of a trans - Canadian route to the Midwest. The resolution proposing a study of the trans - Canadian route offered by Gov. Patrick Lucey of Wisconsin will be voted upon Wednesday. Walker cited "weak leadership by the federal government" as part of the energy problem. He said the states were not in a position to cope with the problem because the major petroleum companies cut across state boundaries. v Board To Meet Galesburg Public Library's Board of Trustees wuiJl meet Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at the library. Judge Orders Angelos Case Hearing Halt CHICAGO UPI- - A Cook County Circuit Court judge has ordered a legislative subcommittee to delay further hearings into the Anthony Angelos affair and Gov. Daniel Walker's handling of the state Liquor Control Commission. Judge Donald O'Brien Monday issued the order in response to suit filed by Thomas J. Murphy, executive director of the commission Murphy's suit challenged whether the investigative subcommittee was properly formed. The subcommittee had planned to resume its hearings in Chicago today with testimony from key figures in the area. However, O'Brien's ruling halted further subcommittee hearings until at least Wednesday, when a hearing will be In Galesburg held by O'Brien on Murphy's suit. Murphy charged in the suit that the resolution forming the legislative subcommittee to investigate circumstances surrounding the firing of former Liquor Control Commissioner Lawrence Johnson was never formerly adopted by the legislature. 1 The suit also contended that legislative rules do not give the subcommittee "unlimited and uncontrolled discretion to decide what shall be investigated during a recess of the legislature." Johnson has charged he was fired as he prepared to pursue an investigation into whether Angelos, as a partner in a firm holding a liquor license, made illegal contributions to Walker's election campaign. Kilowatt Peak Monday Due to the hot humid weather demand for electricity over the Illinois Power Co. system reached an all-time high Monday between 1-2 p. m. as 2,183,160 kilowatts were used. This was 2.6 per cent above last year's peak of 2,126,680 kilowatts on Aug. 18, 1972. A kilowatt hour record was also set yesterday with more than 450,000 IP electric customers using 42,355,810 kilowatt hours of electricity. This was 1.9 per cent above the all-time high of 41,563,550 kilowatt hours. Percy Not Surprised He's on Blacklist WASHINGTON (UPI) - Sen. Charles H. Percy, R-Ill., said Monday he was convinced that the compilation of the White House blacklist was the "approach" of a few presidential aides to Congress and not the work of President Nixon. Percy also said it was "no surprise" that his name and the names of other Republican senators were on the list. "It was an approach conditioned by ignorance and inexperience coupled at times with insufferable arrogance. They expected Republican senators to rubber stamp administration positions even when we felt them to be wrong," Percy said. Washington columnist Jack Anderson reported Monday that "White House sources" told him that former Nixon aide H.R. Haldeman compiled a list of Republican senators to be punished for opposing administration programs. The list ranged at various times from six to 12 names, including Percy's, Anderson reported. As an example of White House retaliation, a Percy aide recalled that John Ehrlichman, former presidential assistant for domestic affairs and now a Watergate scandal figure, once told Percy a portion of the 1968 housing bill supported by Percy would not be implemented because Percy had opposed an administration measure. The section creating a board to audit the sale of private housing to persons with poverty level incomes, was passed but the board was never appointed or funded, the aide said. Sludge Disposal Suffers Setback Galesburg Sanitary District trustees Monday learned some "bad news" about a proposed sludge disposal site. The proposed 15-acre site near the airport, south of the treatment plant, may be so high in nitrate content that more land will be needed to dispose of 1,000 tons of dry solid waste produced in a year, said John Sakolosky, of Clark, Dietz and Associates, consulting engineers from Urbana. "The news is bad," Sakolosky told trustees before presenting his report. The state Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allows up to about 10 tons of sludge for each acre of land, Sakolosky estimated. About 25 tons an acre a year seems to be the maximum. He said 40 acres probably will be needed instead of 15 acres. "It looks to me you'll need additional land to get EPA approval," he added. Not a Lot "You don't have a lot available," said Edward Gross, chairman of the board of trustees. G. W. Henderson, superintendent of the district, added: "I don't know where you'd get these 40 or 50 acres." Sakolosky said nitrogen content in the ground water at the site is so high he does not know how the EPA will react to it. See 'Sludge'(Continued on Page 13) Fulton Board Recommends Sludge Dump Referendum LEWISTOWN— Fulton County been shipping to the county is Board recommended Monday not digested enough to be called that county residents vote in a "sludge." Single or Double? general referendum to determine whether the Metropolitan Sanitary District of Chicago be allowed to continue with its sludge operation. The board voted 21-1 yesterday to recommend that residents petition for a general referendum on whether the sanitary district can or can not continue its sewage sludge operation in Fulton County. The county health board decided last month to stop the 400- toiva-day shipments of sludge- wet, treated sewage—into the county. For nearly two years Uhe sanitary district has been shipping the sludge by barge down the Illinois River to Fulton County to foe stored in lagoons or spread in parts of 10,000 acres the district owns in the county. The health board said the product the sanitary district has Complaints Residents living near the sanitary district's project have complained of odors from the lagoon. Other residents are concerned about possible viruses in the lagoons—the enigmatic viruses that cause hepatitis and polio. The request for the referendum was made by Burdette Pilcher, who represented a group -of about 50 persons. He presented a written statement to Board Chairman Robert Wolford. "It is a proven fact and a matter of record that the MSD has sent some sludge into the county improperly processed with a high bacterial count and it is a well-established fact that there is an obnoxious odor," Pilcher said. He further charged that "MSD said they would reclaim the stripped land by leveling it to a grade suitable for row crops. Only a minimal amount of this has been done in the past two years and this year has dropped off to almost nothing. Pointing to a recent article that said Chicago has enough land in Fulton County to solve tl?e city's sludge problems for more than 100 years, Bilcher commented: "If tihey should continue to pump this sludge 24 hours per day for 100 years, can you imagine what it would be like living in this county?" Fulton County State's Atty. Robert Downs said petitions must be filed and then a judge will decide if a general referendum is to be held. In order to call for a referendum, 25 per cent of the eligible voters in the county, or approximately 6,700 persons, would have to sign the petitions. The latest wrinkle in petdom is a $250,000 air-conditioned pet motel that opened recently in the Chicago suburb of Prairie View. President of American Pet Motels, Inc., Robert Leeds, right, registers Barney with hostess Robin Nowlin. Leeds opened the motel because he felt there was a need for a "complete pet boarding facility." UNIFAX Galesburg Recruiters Relocate Galesburg's four military re fruiters have a new headquarters. Formerly located at the Galesburg Post Office, 476 E. Main St., the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine recruiting staffs are now located at 1172 Monroe St. S. Sgt. Jerry Campbell, the Marine recruiter, described the move as a nationwide effort to relocate stations from post offices into more business-like offices. The transfer is also in keeping with the new national volunteer Army, he said. Galesburg was one of the last cities in this area to effect the change, Campbell remarked. NOTICE CLEANERS 53 E. SIMMONS CLOSED For Vocation July 13th of 3 PM Re-Opening JULY 23 — AT 7 AM Independent Firm Suing Oil Biggies ST. LOUIS (UPI)-Three major oil companies were faced with a $1 million law suit today charging them with conspiring to drive independent dealers out of business. The suit, filed Monday in U. S. District Court by the Home Gas Sea-vice Co. of Kahoka, Mo, names Cities Service Oil Co., with Phillips Petroleum Co. and Atlantic Richfield Corp. as co-conspirators. Home Gas is asking for a temporary injunction to prevent Cities Service from cutting off supplies of propane and butane. The suit contends that Cities Service, which supplies half of the propane and butane to Home Gas, had notified the company that it would get no more supplies after last July 1. CTA To Can 500 Workers If New Funds Not Found CHCAGO (UPI) - The Chicago Transit Authority Board authorized Monday the layoff of 500 employes in October if funds to meet its projected deficit are not found. This second stage of service cutbacks would close three rapid transit stations, eliminate the Evanston Express, suspend nine bus routes and partially suspend five other bus routes. The first stage of cutbacks would take effect Aug. 5, Sept. 2 and 9 and would affect 40 bus lines and two rapid transit routes. More than 500 employes would lose jobs from first-stage cuts. j CTA Board Chairman Milton Pikarsky has said it would take a 35 per cent reduction of service and the firing of 4,000 em­ ployes, and possibly a fare in- increase, to wipe out the CTA's deficit. But he said Monday, "It is an absurdity to expect responsible public officials to allow the CTA to cut back to the point where it would mean the total collapse of the public transportation system." The Chicago City Council Friday released $6.5 million to the CTA. Cook County Board President George Dunne said Monday an ordinance will be intro- dueced next Monday at the County Board meeting to grant i the CTA $2 million, Pikarsky said the CTA would need a total of $34 million to wipe out the deficit. INTEREST RATES ARE UP! First National Pays the Maximum! TYPE OF ACCOUNT Minimum Deposit Savings Rate of Interest REGULAR PASSBOOK SAVINGS Automatically Effective July 1, 1973 None 5% 5 S01DEN PASSBOOK SAVINGS Automatically Effective July 1, 1973 '100 5V 2 % & NEW 90 DAY CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT '100 5V 2 % S NEW 1 YEAR TO 2Vz YEAR CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT '100 fin/ "P V5% NEW 2 1 2 YEAR TO 4 YEAR CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT '100 6V 2 % & 4 YEAR CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT '1000 7% m Now Is The Time To Make Your Savings Plan and Assure Yourself of High Interest Rates! First Ga'ksbur* National Bank'&' Trust V Established 1863 / Member F .p .I.Q»

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