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4 4 n # t j f c I t i, I i r • + i t P •h M 1 y i i 1 s r 4 - I r f . 4 1 I- V r 1 m Wa Galesbur i By JEFPERY L. SHELER SPRINGFIELD (UPI)- Gov. Danid Walker, hoping to meet an already belated payday for some state employes, is scheduled to work through the weekend slicing and signing budget bills passed by the General Asseiribly for fiscal 1974. Walker has pledged to use his line-item veto to cut out a "$1 billion waste gap" he says exists between the $8.1 billion budget approve lican - dominated legislature and the $7.2 billion budget he proposed. Although most of the $1 billion difference is scattered throughout the budget, appropriations expected to face the stiffest cuts by the governor are transportation, which in eludes a Republican - backed supplemental freeway program, higher education, state employe retirement and capital development. But Thursday, according to a Walker spokesman, Walker's budget staff had still not received official copies of many bills and could finding appropriation not begin the task and trimming the excesses. Walker's office informed sitate employes would not be some 12,000 Thursday they paid today as scheduled due to the delay in signing the budget bills. A Walker aide said there would be a "two to three" day delay depending on when the bills are signed. Walker aides blamed the delay on slowness of clerical workers in the legislature in getting the bills printed, certified and sent to the governor. Part of the delay, they said, resulted when key workers on the House House clerks' staff took a one-week vacation immediately after the lawmakers adjourned July 2. House Republicans, however, charged that Walker's lateness in presenting his budget bills to the legislature was the real cause of the delay and blame him for the late adjournment of the spring session. The lawmakers worked two budget. It was the first time since the Me Paul Powell was speaker of the House that the General Assembly stayed on that late. Once the bills are in and Walker makes his changes, the lawmakers will get »a chance to restore t\\em to their original levels by overriding Walker's line-item veto next fall. Sure to be cut by the governor is the $1.79 billion appropriation for the Department of Transportation. It exceeds Walker's request by some $230 million—largely due to a $265 million supplemental freeway program tacked onto the bill by Republicans. Walker had requested only days into the new fiscal year to reach agreement on the i $131 million for the program his year saying the remainder could come in later years when the state could better afford it. Face Certain Cuts Also facing certain cuts is a $744.2 million higher education budget, some $92 million over Walker's request; a $507.2 million appropriation to the Capital Development Board, $211 million more than Walker wanted, and a $10.6 million appropriation to tihe state employes' retirement system for which Walker asked $256,100. Other budgets facing likely cuts are Mie $338.8 million mental health budget and a $169 million appropriation for the Department of Local Government Affairs. Up in the air is House Sneak­ er W. Robert Blair's sales tax relief bill which the lawmakers approved despite Walker 's Objections. The bill, which would rtduce the state sales tax by one-half cent, woudl cost the state some $75 million in fiscal 1974. Although Walker has threatened to veto (the bill, Blair's is the only tax relief measure to win legislative approval this year and if Walker were to veto it he could be accused of reneging on <a campaign promise. Walker campaigned heavily on tax relief but his own plan to give taxpayers a $10 credit on the stote income tax died in the Senate. Secret Service: Agents Not Involved in Pekin Incident WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Secret Service has denied allegations that its agents were involved in the ripping down of an . antiwar banner during a presidential visit to Pekin, 111., and has instead pointed the ac- volunteer cusing White finger House at a staff advance man. In denying allegations that federal agents were involved in the incident, the Secret Service said Thursday that its investigators in conjunction with the White House, had identified the man responsible for tearing down the banner ds Peter Murphy of Eugene, Ore. Authorities said Murphy, a volunteer advance man for the White House, was identified through a published photograph and numerous witnesses. There was no i m me d i a t e comment from the White House on the matter. Officials of the Illinois Indochina Peace Campaign charged that several antiwar and anti- Nixon signs, including a 44>y-12- foot banner, were torn down by men believed to be Secret Service agents. The men were thought to be agents because of their orange lapel pins and walkie-talkies. "It is very interesting the Secret Service is pointing to, the White House/' said Steve Packard, Chicago coordinator of the Peace Campaign. "It is clear they don't want to be blamed for this sort of thing." ,. The Secret Service, however, said it had concluded its investigation of the matter and had "determined that no Secret Service agent was involved in removing citizens* signs during the visit." Sen. Charles H. Percy, R-III., said he had asked the White House to have an appropriate agency, such as the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, investigate "what Mr, Murphy's role might have been." He said he had been advised that "such harassment 0 had not been authorized for any White House advance man. Sen. Adlai E. Stevenson III, D-11I., said the President "owes an apology to any citizen whose right to peaceable dissent was abridged by members of his staff during his visit to Pekin June 15 and the President owes it to the nation to put a stop to abuses committed against its 'security. citizens in the name of .Mi Finishing Touches C. W. Crabb, director of the Southern Illinois University food service at Edwardsville, and Mrs. Cassie Satterlee, an SIU student intern, put the finishing touches, on a giant cake that was created in celebration with the fifth anniversary of the Mississippi River Festival. The cake is a ftiodel of the festival site on the campus. Open concert will be Saturday. UNIFAX $7.2 MUHon State Funds mi Help CTA CHICAGO (UPI) Gov. Daniel Walker said Thursday Illinois will make available immediately to the Chicago Transit Authority $7.2 million in prepayments from funds for carrying students and older persons at reduced rates. Walker said the funds, which normally would have been paid in installments, combined with $8.5 million to be provided by the city and state will keep the financially troubled CTA in operation through October. No Summer Session Walker ruled out a summer session of the legislature, saying it would not be necessary and that a permanent solution to the CTA's problems could be formulated when the legislature reconvenes in October. If additional funds were "absolutely needed," to operate CTA through October, Walker pledged to "make that available." The CTA has said it needs $18 million to stay on its feet. With the latest funding from the not alter service cutbacks scheduled to take effect in Au- with mil figure No Change When contacted, CTA Board Chairman Milton Pikarsky said the $7.2 million funding would gust. Walker met Thursday leaders of organized labor who are calling for the creation of a permanent state subsidy for the CTA. The meeting followed by one day an invitation for Walker and Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley to attend a meeting with Republican legislative leaders to iron out a compromise on a regional mass transit system for northeastern Illinois. Agreed to Meeting Daley agreed to attend the July 20 meeting. Walker also said he would attend the meeting, proposed by House Speaker W. Robert Blair, R-Park Forest, and Senate President William Harris, R-Pontiac. Walker said, however, there was "no magic in holding the meeting next week." Bloomington Firm To Halt 'Collecting' WASHINGTON (UPI) - An Illinois firm has agreed to stop posing <as a collection agency, and to quit using fake telegrams to make debtors think they are about to be moved against, the Federal Trade Commission said today. The firm, Trans - American Collections Inc., of Bloomington, 111., sells a dunning service to creditors, the FTC said. But the agency said the letters and other communications the firm sends to debtors gives the false impression that it is a collection agency. Under la consent order tenta- Country Life Sues Director Over Advertising Stop Order CHICAGO (UPI) - Two suits were filed in Cook County Circuit Court Thursday against Illinois Insurance Director Fred have handled by a telephone call to Country Life." Mauck had ordered Country Life and nine other insurance firms to halt misleading and advertisement and A, Mauck by Country Life Insurance Co., one of 10 insurance firms accused of violating i 11 e g a 1 state i n s u r a n ce advertising charged that Country Life's ad, codes. showing an accident victim The suits seek an injunction with the caption "It Could Hap- against Mauck's June 28 "cease pen to You," was a scare and desist" order regarding the tactic. firm's advertising and $250,000 Country Life denied the ad in damages. was designed to scare people "We believe that the actions into buying insurance. of the director without notice or Life warning to Country censorship advertisement," was of a a Life tively today ijipiiijitjijij'iiii Train Derails at Chebanse Ripped-up roadbed near Chebanse, about 55 miles south of Chicago on the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad marks the scene of an Amtnalr nasspnerpr train derailment Thurs­ day night. Nobody Was seriously injured, but about 85 persons were taken to hospitals and 23 were admitted, all reported in good or fair condition. UNIFAX accepted by the agency the firm will have to B _ >n its communications a notice reading: "This communication is only a reminder IKH tice. Trans - American Collections Inc. cannot accept monies nor will it take any action, legal or otherwise, regarding this claim." The firm also agreed to stop using a yellow form which simulated a telegram and which made this receiver think the matter was more urgent than it really was. The FTC also said Trans- American had been falsely telling debtors that their general or public credit rating would suffer if paymient was not made. Fire Vi Car, Plane Mishap ELGIN, 111. (UPI) - Neal P. Gulliford, 58, River Grove, was killed Thursday when the truck he was driving was struck by a single-engine Piper Cherokee plane at the Elgin airport, authorities said. The Our Auto Insurance Hot, Cold Spots NEW YORK (UPI) highest temperature reported to the National Weather Service Thursday excluding Alaska and Hawaii was 108 degrees at Palm Springs, Calif. Today's low was 42 degrees at Wilmington, Vt. Amtrak Train Derails; 85 Are Injured ORLEANS (UPI! 24, of Bast •Lar- St. CHEBANSE, 111. (UPI) An Amtrak passenger train with 276 persons aboard derailed 200 feet south of the city limits here Thursday night, but none of the passengers was seriously injured. About 85 persons were taken to hospitals and 23 were admitted, all reported in good or fair condition. The train, bound from Chicago to New Orleans, derailed 5 on Illinois Central Gulf Railroad tracks about 55 miles south of Chicago. Eight cars of the 12-car train rolled off the tracks but all of the cars remained upright, police said. The cause of the derailment was not known, police said. They quoted a railroad worker as saying, "No other trains were involved. It just happened." Police said the most serious injury they saw was a broken ry 5 tr a toon, Louis, 111., died Thursday, becoming the 32nd victim of a June 24 firo that gutted a French Quarter lounge. capricious legitimate spokesman for Country said. "He (Mauck) used a device that was placed in the statute to deal with very serious financial situations to deal with a matter that he could Man Killed KANKAKEE, III. (UPI) Richard Stevenson, 39, St. Anne, was killed late Thursday night when the pickup truck he was driving was struck by a freight train miar there, authorities said. Rudman offers a LAflflT RUDMAN Diamond Matl«f Corps: River Poses Danger Will A Smile On Your Face FOR COMPLETE INSURANCE PROTECTION SEE YOUR INDEPENDENT AGENT HUFF INSURANCE 407 HILL ARCADE Galesburg Ph. 342*3414 Whatwr tht Ocution WILL <'SAY IT BEST" ANDERSON florists 128 N. BROAD ft ROCK ISLAND, III (UPI) The Army Corps of Engineers has warned Iowa and Illinois boaters tha t the recent onslaught of flooding on the Mississippi River has triggered changes in the river's structure which could pose navigational dangers. In a statement issued Thursday, the corps said there have been many changes underwater and along the shoreline. The report also noted changes in backwater channel depths, the river's velocity, the creation of new snags and the alteration or disappearance of landmarks. The corps urged boaters to keep Up-to-date maps and navigational equipment on hand and use common sense when boating on the river. Corps officials also warned of dangers at newly-created sandy inn operations, noting that the new beaches are irregular in shape with numerous underwater drop-offs which pose serious threats to non - swimmers. WHEN BUYING OR SELLING REAL ESTATE SEE r ri m # h J 1 F j r * • T + I ROLLAND HAKNAM AT HAROLD WILSON REALTY 1131 N. 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