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1 Galesbuffl.,Refllstjef ;MQi !>.,.Ga|c$bu,fgi Friday, July 20, ,1973 Living Costs Up Sharply During June; Food, Gasoline, Fuel Oil Are 'Culprits 9 WASHINGTON (UP!) - The cost of living took (another big jump in June before President Nixon's iPhase Ml price freeze took effect, rising 0.7 per cent —mainly because of sharp price increases for food, gasoline and fuel oil, the government said today. The Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics, reporting only two days after Nixon unveiled plans for his fourth attempt to control inflation, said that food prices in supermarkets wait up 1.7 per cent between May and June before the June 13 freeze. Fruit and vegetable prices soared 4.9 percent. Meat Prices Gain Despite the ceiling placed on mealt prices in late March, retail meat prices went up 0.5 per cent in June, the BLS said. Food prices, which have increaed 15.7 per cent over a year ago, are expected to rise sharply again in the coming weeks because of the Phase IV lifting of the freeze on retail flood prices. Beef prices will remain frozen until Sept. 12. Gasoline prices, probably due | to the AMI shortage, rose 2.6 per cent in June, while prices for fuel oil and cool increased 1.& per cent. In each of the past five months, ever since Nixon In January replaced the mandatory Phase II price controls with the looser voluntary controls of Phase III, prices naive gone up at least 0.6 per cent each month, ranging from 0.6 per cent in May to 0 .9 per cent in March. Most of this increase has been due to food prices. Food price increases during this period have ranged from 1.0 per cent m May to 2 .6 per cent in March. Take-Home Pay Off The BLS said average weekly earnings of rank and file workers Increased $2.68 in June to $145.13. But It said the average weekly take*home pay of a married worker with three dependents declined 0.1 per cent in May. The BLS said Its Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 132.4 in June, which is 5.9 per cent above a year ago. This meant that goods and service* which cost $10 in the statistical base period of 1967 cost $13.24 in June, an increase of 32.4 per cent in six years. The BLS said higher prices for fruits and vegetables accounted for about half of the See 'Living'- (Continued on page 3) Weather and River Stages ILLINOIS: MbiU* tloud# w Oi «*, likely tonight and SatUMfcr, Low tonight 90s north, ?M tttttK' JUft Saturday upw* 7w or low tn iwrK, jupper ftfo or 16* 90s «xtreftt« Mutti. WESTERN ILLINOIS: SeWfal periods Of shower* and thunderstorms IiKeiy throuth Saturday. Low tonight around 70. High Saturday around 80. I IOWA: Mostly cloudy with fte- leastonal period* Of rain and test- tered .ttunderahowef* Saturday, ^wtanight near •• w extreme north, ,70s south, High Saturday upper 70s north, low •% extreme totiS? ' LOCAL WtATMM Noon temperature^ n> morning's lew, eg, Sky cloudy, wind eafin. (Thursday's mMimufrt, go : mini, mum, 70.) Sun rose today at ».4§ a.hv, seta at %-M p.m.. P reeipitttioh .63 of an inch of fain. Humidity, tXTtHDtrTwtATMEU , ILLINOIS: Partlyjelglld* £taAa* through Tuesday, wim chaftoe^ol thunderstorms. LOW 601. High 8M. wvtnltAOtg Bubue.ue-7.7fto fchaafk DaverTport-4.9 «o change Burlington—7.1 rise o.i Sfaftonrfii M change Aitot»^7.1 fell 07 / St. L «1ilB *-7.7 <aU 10 h caee oirardeau--lM fill -M LaSaUe-iU MM 0.S Hay*na^7.3 fall• J Beafdstdwn-4.4 ttU 0.4 St. ChaMes^l3.7 fall 0.8 Abduction Victim Accidents Damage 8 Vehicles, Several Persons Hurt A 16 -yearrOld Prairie City youth was seriously injured Thursday and several persons received minor injuries in a series of traffic mishaps on U.S. 34 west of Gaitesfourg. The accidents, al related, occurred during rush hour traffic as shifts changed at the Galesburg plants and factory workers from Warren County drove along the busy highway. Eight cars and trucks were damaged and at least one, belonging to the Prairie City youth, was demolished. Listed in serious condition today in the intensive care unit at St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, was Robert A. Phelps. Phelps' car reportedly crashed into the back of a truck which had s t o p p e d on the roadway behind a line of traffic waiting for authorities to untangle a 4-car mishap that had occurred about five minutes earlier. Four passengers in Phelps' car were treated and released from St. Mary's Hospital emergency room. They were identified as Duke Ar Banks, 14, Prairie City, and three Galesburg youths, Garry L. Livingston, 16; Gregory L. Rose, 16, and Steve A. Morris, 17. THE FIRST accident occur* red at 4:10 p.m. when a car driven by Patricia A. Cokel, 22, Monmouth, collided with the back of another auto causing a series of rear end collisions that eventually involved four autos. Patricia Cokel was in fair condition today in St. Mary's Hospital. A passenger in her car, Cynthia Hume, 19, also of Monmouth, was taken to Commu- Russian Grain Sale Kept Secret, Ex-Official Claims WASHINGTON (UPI) - A former Agriculture Department official who helped negotiate a $1 billion grain deal with the Soviet Union testified today he did not give any advance ttpoff to the company he later joined as a vice president and which made the biggest sales of wheat. Clarence Palmiby, a former assistant agriculture secretary, appeared at the opening of hearings by the Senate Investigations subcommittee on handling of the 1972 grain deal — almost all of it wheat. He insisted he did not, himself, negotiate the deal, although he has been identified in the past as one of the principals. The subcommittee chairman, Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D- Wash., said he had evidence that the Agriculture Department misled American farmers on the scope of the sale. Between the time the deal was negotiated early last year tand sales were made starting in the summer, Paftmby joined Continental. Palmiby testified: "I did not at any time, before or after leaving the government, impart to Continental Grain any information which I obtained in my official capacity." He also said it was not true that farmers were kept in the dark about the grain deal, noting that in several speeches last spring he said such a sale might be possible. Palmby told the subcommittee he had "no responsibility at Continental Grain for trading grain —eithar making purchases or sales. "I have no commercial experience in the export of grain, and I did not negotiate the 1972 grain sale," he said. Galesburg police today impounded this car owned by John P. Hix, 28, 477 Locust St., after Hix and another passenger, Glenn R. Frymire, 36, 757 E. Knox St., were wounded by several shotgun blasts allegedly fired Occupants Wounded into the auto by Tim May, 31, 1850 E. Main St. Hix and Frymire were treated at St. Mary's Hospital for gunshot wounds. May has been booked for attempted murder. (Register-Mail photo by Steve Stout.) Two Injured Murder Attempt Charged After Shotgun Shooting Galesiburg police early today j transported to police headquar- arrested one man for attempted j ters and locked up for obstruct- murdier after two others were ing justice when they refused treated at a local hospital for!to cooperate with police. Hix gunshot wounds. j reportedly told officers he knew Charged was Timothy H.I the assailant but would not tell , I them who it was. He claimed! May, 31, 1850 E. Main St. May was taken into custody about 3 (the matter himself and instruct . a.m. at his residence after po-jed Frymire to remain silent lice were called to St. Mary'siaiso. Flint was charged with Hospital emergency room where disorderly canduct -Tbaing drunk Glenn R. Frymire, 36, 757 E. —after he insisted on walking Knox St., and John Philip Hix, about the hai'ls of the hospital, 28, 477 Locust St., were being j police said, treated for shotgun wounds, i May was identified as the Officers said Frymire and! t accordiflg to af- Hix were shot as they sat j n i SU5pect ' accormng 10 P° uce ' ai Hix' car behind Gunnies Tap, 1 a.m. on three charges of attempted murder and a battery complaint stemming from a fislfdght earlier at another Galesburg bar. May also allegedly pulled a gun in that incident, according to witnesses he was going to take care ofjat the bar. Police said the shooting occurred after May and the victims were asked to leave Gunnie's following a disturbance inside the bar. They left by the rear door, officers said, where another discussion occurred. The three _ men apparently got into Hix' -° c ', j car to leave when May alleged -i ter an intensive early-morning,, y ned fire on ^ ftity Memorial Hospital in Monmouth. She was to be re- teased today, according to a hospital spokesman. Troopers at the scene said the Cokel vehicle hit one driven by Herbert T. Galfigan, 27, Gallesburg, pushing it into an auto operated by Robert T. Meloan, 26, Adair, which was shoved into the back of an auto operated by Jesse E. Young, 57, Galesburg. Galfi gan was treated and released at St. Mary's. Meloan and Young reportedly were not seriously hurt. Stateville Warden Resigns Position In Job Shuffle JOLIET, 111. (UPI) - John Twomey today announced his resignation as warden of Joliet- Stateville state prison in the wake of a reorganization that will result in the elimination of the post he held for three years. Twomey, 36, said he was stepping down from the job effective Wednesday without immediate plans for the future. He was appointed as warden in 1970 by Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie and at 33 was the youngest prison warden in the nation. Allyn Sielaff; new director of the Illinois Department of Corrections, said a reorganization now in progress will result in the elimination of the type of "super warden" post held by Twomey. Although Twomey was warden of Stateville, he was in effect the superior of other superintendents who headed the facilities of the Joliet-Stateville prison complex. Superintendents of the other two facilities, the diagnostic center and the minimum security unit reported to Twomey. "The superintendents will now report directly to the Department of Corrections at Springfield," Sielaff said. Knox Graduate Wins Suit Title AURORA, 111. (UPI)-Karen Sue Keltner, 18, Miss Springfield, won the talent competi tion and Colleen Ann Metternich, 23, Carthage, Miss of Illinois, won the bathing suit contest Thursday night in the second night of the Miss Illinois Pageant. Miss Keltner, a brunette with blue eyes, is a freshman at the University of Illinois. She performed a ballet dance to classical music by Dmitri Shosta kovich. Miss Metternich, also a brunette with blue eyes, graduated from Knox College and has been a c c e p t e d for graduate work in music and speech at Illinois State University. Miss Macomb, Raima Caldwell, competed in the swimsuit division Thursday night and was slated to take part in the talent competition Friday night As traffic piled up along the 2-lane road, Phelp's car hit the back of the boxbed truck which was driven by Patton M. Fraser, 24, Bolivar. Mo. The top of the youth's car was ripped away and the youth sustained head and neck injuries, police said. TRAFFIC lined Up for more than two miles, and police began directing cars north on a side road, about a 2-mile detour. About 35 minutes after the car-truck accident, another rear-end collision occurred when Rudolph Womack, 32, Macomb, stopped his car which was hit in the back by one driven by Stephen B. Martin, 16, Monmouth. Both drivers reportedly received minor injuries. ' WarrenCounty Sheriff David Watkins. and several deputies assisted state police troopers with their investigations and traffic control. The mishaps occurred along a straight stretch of highway on both sides of the Coldbrook School Road. No arrests were made pending further investigations, authorities said today. I' mi' Youngest, Oldest Fred C. Holloway, who is 96 today, receives a diploma recognizing him as the oldest living Knox College graduate. Holloway graduated from the college in 1900. Presenting the certificate is Sheryl Shannon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Shannon, 1384 N. Kellogg St. Miss Shannon is one of the youngest graduates of Knox. Holloway, a former Knox County clerk and asst. county superintendent of schools, is a law clerk with the firm of Nelson, Gustafson and Blake. He lives at the Hotel Custer. For Bus tea* Expansion at Pre-School e suit I Depends on $9,000 Grant By NORMA CUNNINGHAM (Staff Writer) Danny McKillip agrees he's a lucky man, but he asserts that an abduction, beating and wild ride while imprisoned in the trunk of N his own car won't change his attitude about people. "Sure, I'd give somebody a ride in my car again. I've met too many nice people to say I'd never give someone a ride again," said McKillip, 43, 237 W. Knox St. He is a patient at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb. His night of terror began Thursday about 1 a.m. in front of the Steeplechase Tap, 240 W. Main St. He was talking to several men who were part of a construction crew and driving a construction rig. "I told them I was going to have breakfast, and they asked me where there was a good place for breakfast. They didn't want to drive that big rig, so I offered them a ride to Sambo's," McKillip said. Offers Ride After they had breakfast, McKillip said he offered two of the men a ride back to the Delores Motel, 240 N. Henderson St. On the way to the motel, one of the men said his job was "really bugging him" and that he would like to go back to Missouri and see his family. He asked McKillip to give him a ride to the city limits. McKillip agreed and dropped off the other occupant at the motel. "Oh ,J my way to the edge of town, something made me turn around ... I don't know what it was," McKillip asserted. Suddenly his passenger grabbed McKillip around the neck, shoved something into the side of his neck and told him to pull over.- "I think now it may have been a hairbrush he shoved against my neck, but for all I knew then, it might have been a gun," McKillip said this morning. The Galesburg man said that when his assailant grabbed him. he knocked off his glasses. "And you know how I need my glasses," McKillip told a reporter. Pull Over "He told me to pull in, and because I was unable td see clearly, I really Art'l 'SPE where 1 pulled in, but I think it was at the Skelly station on Bast Main Street. 1 tow 'it wasn't a residential area," McKillip related. . :•. • After he got the car stopped, McKillip said his assailant proceeded to "work me over pretty good." He was treated for a scalp laceration that required 8-10 stitches to close, a laceration under the eye, lacerated lips and cuts and bruises on his body. The kidnaped man apparently lost consciousness and regained it later when his assailant stopped the car, dragged McKillip from the front seat and forced him to crawl into the trunk. He was not bound. "The state trooper told me yesterday afternoon that the car was clocked at speeds of more than 130 m.p.h.," McKillip said. "I knew we were going fast, and I worried about a crash and the car catching on fire. I worried, too, that he would ditch the car and roll it in a river," McKillip said; "The prayers were really coming from that trunk," he added. Hits BuUdlng Harley Avery Rathburn Jr., a parolee from a Missouri institution on a burglary charge, was apprehended by state police after he drove the car into a Kentucky Fried Chicken building in Macomb and later collided with another car in Colmar, west of Macomb. Police first spotted the.car after it hit the Macomb restaurant and followed it from that point. Rathburn is being held in the McDonough County Jail today, with charges pending. McKillip agreed with police who expressed an opinion that Rathburn may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol. "He first tried to tell police he didn't know I was in the trunk and that it wasn't my car. After they got him handcuffed, he wrenched and kicked and convulsed," McKillip said. McKillip expects to be released from the hospital later today. "Sure, it was a bad experience, but it doesn't mean that everybody is bad," he said this morning. Criminal Rehabilitation Is Aim of New Railsback Bill Elgin Girl Dies: Struck by Auto ELGIN, 111. (UPI) - An 8 year-old girl was struck and killed here Thursday by a car driven by a juvenile, authorities said. Delia Anne Kaunas was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elgin. Police withheld the name of the juvenile. He was treated and released from the same hospital, authorities said. Find Body 583 E. Main St. A third passen-jinvestigation. He was located at)^ a shotgun, hitting the ve- ger in the auto, Ronald Flint, his apartment, sleeping in a | hide twice in the side and 28, of near Gallesburg, appar-Jchair, and escorted to the ser-jonee in the rear window. Hix ently was not injured. -vice station which he manages, drove from the scene and trav-|was found in the Mississippi Hix and Frymire were treat-jwhere police retrieved severalleled to the hospital. Hospital River Thursday, authorities ed at the emergency room.iguns. He was braked about 3:151 authorities notified police. jsaid. By ANDREA FERRETTI (Staff Writer) COPE-Head Start board members learned Thursday night that expansion of their preschool program may be possible only if the city doles out $9,000 for a school bus. "If we do not get $9,000 for the bus it will be impossible to expand," said Charles Linn, president. If the money is not obtained, about $350 a month must be taken from the school's budget to pay for bus service. And if bus service is rented the 4-year- olds will not be picked-up at their homes, Linn said. The board last night approved a list of 30 children to begin school in the fall but seven more are on a waiting list. The budget only provides for 30 children and in the past the waiting list has been even greater than seven. The City Council, when it approved the fiscal 1973-74 budget earlier this year, set aside $9,000 for the poor and the aged. In earlier budget discussions the money had been earmarked cation and Welfare and the United Way?" Linn asked. He said earlier this month he was told by City Manager Thomas Herring the $9,000 is set aside but the board must first have approval of the ^state attorney general before the money may be released. Then the City Council would have to approve spending the money specifically for the pre-school, Herring said. For the past two months preschool board members have said they would check with an attorney of their own to see if the city attorney's opinion was correct. As yet an answer has not been given. The board also learned last night it has received more than 18 applications for the position of teacher;director. The post was vacated this June when Becky Waters, teacher-director for the past year, resigned. WASHINGTON, D.C.-Rep. Thomas Railsback, R-IU. introduced a $10 million bill in Congress Thursday which is geared toward criminal rehabilitation. "Too frequently lip service is given to the goal of rehabilitation of offenders in our prisons while other goals—custody, institutional , conveniences and profits—are in fact given prior* ity," Railsback said yesterday in a speech on the House floor. "As a result," the Congressman charged, "the ex-offender is neither mentally nor techni- of Fishing Accident Kills Iowa Child TAYLORVILLE, 111. (UPI) A 12-year-old Waterloo, Iowa, , . . ... .youth drowned Thursday while or the pre-school for•cultural- fishin at Sangcnris Lake near y disadvantaged children The h authorities said . '^ftTSnrnSvi 'i Police ^id Raymond Schae- ed after John Hanlon, city at- . ... f J ih b . . inn oouy | torney, said giving money to the ^ ,? f _f , f ot ALTON, 111. (UPI)-The body' pre-school would be impossible i < he into 25 fee of water Jack Suratt, 30, Jerseyvil'e, | under state statute because it bten f uathra 5 nd p- A member is a private organization. of „ the famil y tried unsuccess- "How is it private when we .f u . lly to . rescUe the bov > author- receive funds from Health, Edu -i ities saia ". cally equipped for reintegration intc- society. In order to give | new meaning and direction to the training and employment of prisoners in state and federal correctional systems, I am introducing the Offender Employment and Training Act." The Railsback bill, co-sponsored by Rep. John Anderson, R'Hl., would offer prisoners training and work experience by contracting with private businesses and industries. READ THE WANT ADS! Leighton's Sundries BERRIEN & CHAMBERS STS. 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