Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 17, 1973 · Page 16
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 16

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14 Go lesbui-d Reg i/ster ;Ma i I, Jgo lesburg, III. Tuesday, July 17, 1973 our V*fr k GTA Aid Raises 'Serious' Legal Questions Buy one pair at regular price... get another pair TW/ (higher price applies) H" r- (higher price applies) AIR STEP; JACQUELINE; SBICCA connie 8 & easy-living casuals Women's fashion footwear at good-looking prices! Platforms, opened-up looks, dress shoes, heels of all heights. SHOE SALON O.T.'s STREET FLOOR CHICAGO (UPI) - the two Republican leaded of the General Assembly Say Gov. Daniel Walker's new $12 million aid plan for the Chicago Transit Authority may be sidetracked in the courts. House Speaker W. Robert Blair of Park Forest and Senate President Williaan Harris of Pontiac said at a news Conference Monday there are "serious" legal questions about the governor's subsidy plan. Walker announced Sunday he had authorized the state to take over maintenance of some Cook County roads in order to free about $12 million in local funds for the CTA. This indirect state subsidy, he said, should forestall planned layoffs and cuts in service by the CTA. Criticizes Walker's Action But in a statement read at the news conference by Blair, the Republican leaders said, "No one person is or should be vested with the power to spend money appropriated (by the legislature) for one purpose for -another purpose." j Blaiir said in response to a question there is "a very real possibility" that a court suit would be filed. against the $12 million suibsidy plan. Blair also said he questioned the legality of Walker's earlier announced plan to advance the CTA sbmt $7.2 million in rc- imbwrseiments for lower fares to school children and the elderly- A spokesman for Walker said i he felt sure lawyers had deter! mined that bath subsidy plans were legal before the governor announced them. WH! Continue Cutbacks But doso 'i 'e tihe nrosraect of n?w aid. CTA Board Chairman Milton Pikarsky said Monday that previously planned cutbacks will be carried out. That means the CTA will lay off about 1,000 employes and reduce service by about 10 per cent in two stages this year. Walker said be was "nuzzled" by the announcement, since the Group Schedules Picnic July 29 Galesiburg Council 269, United Coimimerciail Travelers, wll hold its annual family picnic at Lake Storey Lions Shelter No. 2 July 29 at 5 p.m., according to Ross i-Kilipatrick, secretary-treasurer. Families are invited, and games and prizes are being scheduled. Families attending are asked to bring two dishes cf food and table service. Meat, drink and ice cream will be i furnished. CTA has teen promised about $27 million extra lately, wore than what Pikarsky had said was needed to avoid-these cut* backs. Blair and Harris said they plan to go ahead with a meeting here Friday with Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley to seek a long-term solution to the CTA's financial problems. Walker at firs* accepted an inviiiatioR to iattehdthtt meeting, but later canceled, saying his subsidy plans made the session unnecessary. Keeping 'Option* Open The Republican leaders said they will keep open their "option" to call a special legislative session on public transportation problems if they reach accord with Daley, , Walker has said he will not call a epecial session on the question, but the state Constitution gives legislative leaders power to initiate the call. Harris and Blair reiterated their stand that any continuing subsidy to the CTA must be tied to creation of a self- supporting, six-county regional transit authority for northeast- em Illinois. Daley has said ha favors a regional authority. A bill to create the six-county authority failed to pass in the last legislative session, and a last-minute proposal for a special CTA subsidy also failed, leading to the present CTA money crisis. READ THE WANT ADS! 131 NO. CHERRY ST. 0.T .S BUDGET ANNEX Closed Wednesday to get ready tor our SEMI-ANNUAL 3 BIG DAYS - THURS., FRI. & SAT. [This is it,.. this is your chance to save even more than you usually: jdo when you buy at O.T.'s BUDGET ANNEX. We are overstocked! Ion Furniture, Carpeting, Ranges, Refrigerators, Washers, Dryers & [more. See our ad in Wednesday's Register - Mail. See us Thursday. O. 7. Johnson Co., Goleiburg'i Creofeif Sforo Since 7162/ WEDNESDAY ONLY 9 A. M. to 5 P.M. MORE THAN TABLES SHOP OUTSIDE O.T.'s For Fun and Bargains SHOP INSIDE O.T.'s For More "COOL" Savings and RACKS FILLED WITH 100s OF SAVE ONE-HALF AND MORE!

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