Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 19, 1973 · Page 12
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lSaifiii>urfl\.Reof,$ter*Mai.L QQig$bufa*- III*.. thursday, July 19, 1973 'Mi, t J i Senator Seeks Payment For Fighting Records Fire ST. LOUIS (liPl) - Hep. James W. Symington, D- Mo., has asked the Central Services Administration, owner of the bufned*out Military Records Center in Suburban Overland, to reimburse 28 St. Louis area (ire districts that fought the blaze. in a letter to GSA administrator Arthur Sampson, Sy* mington said that the cost of fighting the fire, "clearly be* tongs to the federal government not the local taxpayers and property owner." SYMINGTON POINTED out in the letter that because the records center is federal property, "it has never been subject to any fire district tax or levy," but that 200 firemen from 28 districts responded to the fire. Glen L. Smith, director of the Community Fire Protection District, where the center is located, said the district may have to hold a bond issue to pay its expenses in fighting the fire. Meanwhile, government officials continued collecting data today to determine the structural damage that Was caused by the four-day general-alarm fire that began a week ago and burned through last weekend. THE BLAZE DID extensive damage to the top floor of the huge, six-story structure that housed the records of 56 million former servicemen and reservists. Smoke and Water permeated the other floors of the building but government officials could not say how many records were destroyed. Tthe Federal Bureau of Investigation was investigating the possibility of arson at the building, scene of some two dozen suspicious minor fires in the last two years. Social Security Bills Scrutinized Less By HOWARD FIELDS WASHINGTON (UPI) - Con gress acts on few bills which affect more Americans than Social Security increases and yet few bills have received less scrutiny by lawmakers the past two years. Wathiniton Window Congress gave Social Security beneficiaries their largest increase ever —20 per cent —last October in the final days of the session, three weeks before election day. The House passed a welfare reform bill in 1971 and when the Senate acted on it 16 months later, it tacked on the Social Security increases. A House-Senate conference called to work out differences in the bill reached agreement after only four days. At the time, Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, denounced the Senate's action in adding increases as "irre* sponsibiVty of the other body." Others echoed his criticism, but the bill passed the House 305 to 1. Senate Bounces Back It's awfully tough for a congressman to vote against increases in Social Security benefits for 30 million elderly Americans. Last month, beneficiaries were granted an additional 5.6 per cent increase and a million wage earners were told to cough up some of that Increase from payroll deductions —all over only three days of congressional action. This time the Senate attached the. increases to a House bill extending the national debt ceiling The House rejected it by a 190-185 Vote, claiming it didn't want to risk a presidential veto of "must" legislation. But the Senate bounced back with the increases attached to another minor bill and after a few changes, the House was forced to vote on it with ho tinkering allowed. It passed, 327 to ft, just hours before the expiration of the fiscal year and the start of a congressional recess, and President Nixon signed it into law July 9. Jtiton Lecture Peers Mills' committee, which nor* mally would hold extensive hearings on the subject, thus has been left out in the cold for the past two years. The Senate Finance Committee has not given Social Security changes during that period the attention usually afforded major bills. When the issue came up again this year under duress, it presented an opportunity for U.S. Drug Cops Face Fifth Hassle ST. LOUIS (UPI) - Agents of the Drug Abuse Law Enforcement (DALE) agency today were faced with the fifth suit filed against them in connection wiitk mistaken drug raids and arrests. Sterling Bell, 29, a St. Louis dental student at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, was charged with assault after the arrest last Oct. 17. Bell's attorney, Richard Shaikewitz of Alton, said the $1 million suit will name as "defendants the federal government, the Department of Justice, and Federal Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs and several DALE agents. St. Louis police said Bell assaulted a federal officer and scuffled with several others after being approached by DALE agents last October. Shaikewitz said Bell later pleaded guilty to assaulting the officer in fed* eral court in St. Louis and was fined $500 and placed on five years'probation. Bell alleges that the agents did not identify themselves and that he fought in self-defense. At the time, DALE agents said they did identify themselves. Other suits against DALE were filed by Herbert Giglotto and Donald Askew in connection- with mistaken drug raids in Collinsville, HI., and by Dorothy King after a raid on her home in June, 1972. An Edwardsville, HI., salesman, John Meiners, filed suit July 11 for a mistaken raid conducted on his home and- a false arrest made by DALE agents. relatively obscure congressmen to lecture their better-known peers. Rep. Pierre S. du Pont, a second-term Republican from Delaware, said, "If the people of this country ever imagined that Congress wrote laws without consideration and approved laws without ever seeing the language, their confidence would not be low, their confidence in their government would be absent | completely...." Rep. Harold R. Collier, a nine-term Republican front near Chicago and second* ranking GOP member of the committee, while admiring parts of the bill, said: "Here we have a sickening example of the roughshod way in which the {Senate because of its procedures which defy logical and orderly rules of germaneness seeks to legislate as it darned pleases without regard for the prerogatives of this House." CONTACT LENSES For Complete Information on Contact Lenses Phone 343-7410 Dispensed en Prescription of DR. E .W. BEATH, O.D. DAILY 8:00 • 5:00 MONDAY & FRIDAY 8:00 • J :00 60 S. Kellogg Galesburg, III. UNION OPTICAL CO. JULY SAVINGS BONANZA! 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