Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 24, 1973 · Page 3
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 24, 1973
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i consumers r \ureau President rogram a fAWC ItmoK, 111. (UTI) - William J. Khufaft, prwi* dint of the American Farm Bureau Federation, says the new farm program passed by the Mouse of Representatives 'ent farmers from achieving a goal of market- agriculture. LABELING THE PROGRAM "a hoax on American ners." Kuhfuss said Monday that the price of deficiency payment system under the bill substitute "political pricing for market prices." "It is difficult to understand how any congressman could consider voting for a program that would keep farmers dependent on subsidies fof a good part of their income with taxpayers picking up the bill," he said. IN THE STATEMENT, Kuhfuss also said, "I had hoped that the Congress would enact an extension of the Agricultural Act of 1970 with modifications which would make it possible for American agriculture to move to the market system. Surely the times cry for such a move." He added that he was "hopeful that before the summer is over Congress will have another opportunity to vote to let the farmers increase their profits by producing for expanding markets at lower unit costs." r Trading in Pork Bellies To Be Suspended Early of n CHICAGO Chicago announced at the end of trading Monday that July and August pork bellies Wednesday. The OMB took the action on a request from the Agriculture Department. JULY BELLIES will be extended for one day's trading and trading in August bellies will be closed out about a month early because of the action. The daily limits both Tuesday and Wednesday for the two futures wiU be increased from 1% cents per pound to five cents tracts will be allowed through July 31 and deliveries of August contracts will be allowed from Aug. 1 to Aug. 7. OME Board Chairman Michael Weinberg Jr. said he believed the Agriculture Department asked.for the action because of a "shortage of deliverable supplies." "MANY PEOPLE in the market were spread, between July and August," Weinberg said, "and to take off July and leave on August would cause large losses. We decided the fairest thing to do was sweep the whole thing clear and start trading anew in the February contract, which is a long ways away and which never has been under price controls." Asked if the Agriculture Department's request for the y have been made in an effort to permit speculators to recover from the imposition and then removal of priced controls on futures, Weinberg said, "We never would have had this situation if it had not been for the imposition and then removal of controls." St\ LOUIS (DPI)—It W<» a grim procession. Doctors* nun* es and newsmen pressed close to the wills to dear the way for the, ambulance drivers as they carried their heavily laden stretchers from the hospital The bystanders watched solemnly, inspecting the loosely draped bodies for some clue to the identity of each victim. Eleven stretchers were carried from Normandy Osteopathic Hospital Monday night to join the other victims of a crash of an Ozark Air Lines plane. When the bodies had been gathered at the morgue in St. Louis County Hospital, they numbered Eight persons survived the crash, which occurred during a thunderstorm and may have been caused by a bolt of lightning. The pilot and co-pilot were among the survivors. Veteran of Disasters Dr. D. A. Gardner, aviation medical examiner for the Fed- L eral Aviation Administration and a member of the staff at Normandy Osteopathic Hospital, is a veteran of such disasters. Gardner puffed intently on his pipe and did what had to be done-HCOolly but not callously. "Dr. Gardner," a nurse called, "there 's a woman named Wilhite on the phone. She wants to know if we have her son. "Wilhite, Wilhite ... no, tell her to call County (Hospital)," Gardner replied. At an impromptu news conference called in the waiting room, which earlier served as a temporary morgue, Gardner fielded questions. "We had 16 people through here," he said, "11 of which Were dead on arrival. Five are alive but critically injured. These are standard aircraft injuries. Ttoey are deacceleration injuries-laces smashed beyond identification." "In other words, these people died from impact. The airplane stopped and they didn't," he said. And Another Call A nurse interrupted: "Doctor, a call for you. Long distance. The relatives of Armando Perez. They want to know if he's here." No. 10 on a mimeographed sheet with the names of those killed in the crash lists, "Boy other Scout—Armando Perez." Til take it in the room/' Gardner told the nurse. In the hall the procession continued as the co-pilot, Michael L. Williams, 28, St. Louis, was transferred to Barnes Hospital Plastic tubes protruded from his neck and arms. His hair was told him she was alive and asked for some information about her but he couldn't talk. He just hung up without a word." An hour later, Gardner changed to his street clothes and was about to leave when matted with blood, his face se- another ambulance pulled up. verely cut. The secretary Irom the admitting office entered. She said the husband of one of the sur- Once again, the procession began as the drivers carried in a stretcher with a small form hid- v ivors, just phoned. "He asked the den by a black plastic cover. Barbara Robinson, had| The body was identified and the head nurse handed over a if wife," we secretary said. had hislpiece of paper. It read: Mark Wilhite, 14, Amarillo, Tex. "I It Was rrible: 9 First Man on Scene LOUIS (UPI) - Howard Porter spending small, one-story frame home when an Ozark Air Lines plane dropped out of the sky and crashed near his house. Por ter, 48, a construction worker, ran into the rain and first person the scene. , "The Dl all over the place," Port said. "It was just scattered over. People were pinned ii and they were. hollering screaming. One man was pin in there real close to the f and the fire was burning i close." Porter threw rubbish on fire in an effort to estingi it. Flames were shooting 3C 40 feet into the air. "I got inside the plane and sliced seat belts with my knife," he said. "I couldn't distinguish whether some were dead or alive. It was just horrible. "There was one woman about kept he SJ 'Talk i "She to me! moaning, Talk to me! Don't stop talking to me; I'm choking! Get me out'!''' Porter managed to free sever- al of the survivors from seats and get them away the flames. He crawled t cockpit but couldn't see enough to find anybody Some of the passengers' were buried under piles Mes and t piles of lug- debris torn loose gage from the plane's interior "Everybody had seat on," he said. "I was worried belts about the fire on the plane." Others began arriving at the scene and helped Porter pull persons from tho plane. The rain was falling harder. Porter's face and arms were smudged with dirt. He turned his eyes from the sickening scene that was St. Louis' worst air disaster ever and headed back home. Grand Jury's Probe Opens In Drug Raids ALTON A fed 1 ^ "* 4 I MercerBoard Food Prices Oil Upswing Is Seekins . ^ , ~ 1 * . Program $c\ 20 j Veterans 9 Files benefits Destroyed in St. Louis Fire ST. LOUIS (UPI)—The four- Basically, the lost records in day fire at the U.S. Military elude virtually all documents „ Records Center ear- Army . lier this month destroyed the 1959 and Air Force personnel million veter- from 1947 to 1983 ans, government officials said The Veterans Administration Monday. has said servicemen were amone 56 tives now receiving ^ 4V "^^^ ^^^^ million kept in „_ . building in suburban because separate records are About 22 million rec- kept by the Army personnel were stored on the previous application for bene- top floor of the six-story cen- fits was made, the VAsaid. ter. At least 90 per cent of the Stender estimated top - floor records were de- the records to have cost $7 mil stroyed in the blaze, which lion. Begg, the building broke out July 12. ect manager, estimated the Duplicates structural damage at $6 million Stender tional Archives in Washington duplicates of N President "ffLS t ^miSflm ITS? SaSKSSTnL (UPI) because to microfilm 56 mil- Dr E ^ „ of Yakima Valley College Yaki« t iu —j, ,.,sii ma, Wash., the past three years, Some of these records will Monday was £ ppointed pres5 . way," Stender said. "If a man 1Logan j. it.- A mm n »wl i— he's dead, and all his relatives "* are dead, who would ever want Hot, Cold Spot NEW YORK (UPI) - The the records?" he said. government Begg, asked for the highest temperature reported stafolishing bv the National Weather duplicated about two months be- Alaska and Hawaii, was 109 figure out just what degrees at Buckeye, Ariz i low Rryce Canyon, Utah Seeking New Sheriff (Continued From Page 2)' ^ ment Committee, said the request for Demick's resignation was based strictly on Demick's "negligence." "There were no political motives there. The man just' didn't do the job," Hickok added. Non-Political Allen also responded to the sheriff's charges Monday. Terming his remarks "non-political," the board chairman pointed out that the county has always provided the sheriff and his family with housing and utilities at the taxpayers' expense. Demick had complained that the money he received for feeding prisoners was inadequate, citing one month when he and his wife cleared only 50 cents on the arrangement. Allen said the sheriff failed to mention "anything about the" food on his own table." He said the board had increased the allowance for feeding prisoners at the jail from $2.25 per day to $3, in line with the cost of living increase. "The sheriff has at his command four county-owned automobiles," Allen continued. A gasoline pump was installed at the county jail during Demick's reign and Demick was asked to use a county-owned vehicle for official business. "As chairman of the county board, I believe we have been fair and generous in assisting the sheriff throughout his term in office," Allen continued. "He has asked for a lot, and we gave it to him. The problem is, we're spending more and getting less," the board chairman explained. Allen described Mercer County as a "small county with limited funds." Mercer County allotted $76,836.66 for operation of the sheriff's office and jail this year. Demick's annual salary is $10,000. His deputies are paid a maximum $8,000 per year. "We want a qualified man," Allen said, adding that "... no individual will be considered unless we are presented with a written application with a complete list of qualifications." At Local Supermarkets (Continued pound yesterday, while ham jumped 10 cents a pound, Tate said. Whole ham, 17*20 pounds, now' runs $1.34 a pound, however smaller cuts of ham cost as high as $1.40. "Right now the only thing I'm having trouble getting is bacon," Tate revealed. "I hope to get some tomorrow from another company. My main supplier sent me a sheet today with "discontinued" stamped over the top of my request for bacon. I'd like to know what in the hell that means." Every Galesburg store contacted this, morning acknowledged that prices have gone up. Several managers, however, were reluctant to disclose the amounts of the increases. "THE INDEPENDENT grocery stores in town are going to be in a lot of trouble," Tate said. "People today are going to become more and more price conscious. They're going to compare prices and then buy the best bargains. Since they work on a smaller profit basis, large volume stores can sell items cheaper than independents. I'm afraid the little guy is done for." While meat sales at some stores are UD more than 20 per cent, managers said today that shoppers are stocking up on other items — particularly staples, sugar, salt, ketchup and so on. "I just can't believe it," one store official commented. "People are buying 15 to 20 pounds of hamburger at one They're buying steaks and hams by the armsful." While Phase IV economic controls have ended ceilings cn pork prices, cattle prices are frozen until Sept. 12. As a result, many farmers are holding their livestock off the market, bringing about a massive shortage of beef for consumers. "Prices will continue to increase and there will be a widespread shortage of meat soon," Tate predicted. "I bame the farmer. If he gets caught in the middle of another price freeze he's finished. I think he's running scared." President Nixon's top economic advisers have told the public that prices will continue to climb, however, they sh ould level off sometime next year. Nixon's experts base this prediction on a belief there will be increased livestock production, spurred by a greater profit incentive. BUT FOR the time being, the Dublic will be faced with spiraling prices. Before prices level off, supply has to catch up with demand. Typical of the dismal outlook is a glance at yesterday's stock report. Hog volume at the Galesburg stockyards was 88 head, substantially down from a normal volume of 400-500. The beef situation is just as bad. Yesterday's volume at the Peoria stockyards was .1,800 head. The normal volume is about 4,000. An official at Eagle Discount Supermarket said the situation isn't as bad as it seems. "Not all prices are going to skyrocket," he said reassuringly. "People are just going to have to change their menus." But consumers Health Expansion Misfits Cross Action Face Blue CHICAGO (UPI) - The Blue Crass Plan has announced it will cancel or modify its contracts with any health care facility in Illinois that expands its facilities without the approval of a comprehensive health planning agency established by the state. "The Chicago - based Blue Cross Plan and its more than three million members in Illinois should not and must not be expected to help pay the cost of health care facilities that are IK* needed to meet the health care needs of their community," said Robert S. Petersen, senior with any new health oare facili-|downstate c o m m u n i ty even though the area is adequately served by two existing hospitals. Petersen said the action was president of provide for Blue Cross and Shield ty constructed without the approval of a comprehensive health planning agency established by the state, Petersen said the action was taken to further support the planning agencies. He said the agencies cannot prohibit the construction of new or expanded health care facilities even though they may be unnecessary. He said the hard-line position was directed toward incidents of inadequate planning which, he said in one example, has left one urban area in Illinois with 50 per cent more obstetrical department beds than the community actually needs. He said in another case, plans were being Blue Cross also said it may refuse to enter into contract 1 drafted for a new hospital in a in no way designed to prevenl the construction of health care facilities where they are need ed. 'Intolerable 1 "The expense of building and maintaining health care facilities that are not needed places an intolerable burden on the health care consumer," he said. "This wasted expenditure will both price of SAY'StiNMY THINGS They Say r Get Well Soon! Fresh, lovely flowers are a cheerful reminder to those you love that you're thinking to them and wishing them a speedy recovery. Call us or stop in today . . , we'll deliver promptly! FREE DELIVERY POPULAR PRICES 9* 5^ v' rice health care help drive up heal/th care and protection." Illinois has nine regional comprehensive health planning agencies and the s t a t e w i d e Comprehensive State Health I Planning Agency. nderson orists up steak and start fasting on cheese sandwiches and milk, they should be aware that the fcod industry has a few more surprises in store for the future — like milk at $1.25 a gdlon and cheddar cheese at 511.30 a pound. Yes, even dog food is going up. Program Set By Colleges Carl Sandburg and Knox colleges will offer a joint Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program beginning in September. Under the agreement, Sandburg students may obtain the first two years of training by attending military science classes at Knox. Then they may transfer to either Knox or another 4-year school offering an advanced program leading to a commission. Lt. Col. John Eshelman, professor of military science at Knox, said the basic course will include American military history, government and map and aerial photo reading. In addition to regular courses there will be a leadership laboratory, featuring guest lecturers, seminars and practical application of course material. The advanced course will include leadership development, group dynamics, organization and management, small unit tactics and administration. The student will be paid a See 'ROTC (Continued on Page 11) eral grand jury investigation into mistaken drug raids made last April by the Federal Drug Abuse Law Enforcement (DALE) Agency at two Collinsville homes began Monday with neither of the victims of the raids present. Rights Violated The grand jury, called to determine whether the civil rights of the raid victims were violated, will continue its investigation for an undetermined period. Riads were conducted April 23 at the homes of Herbert Giglotto and Donald Askew. Both families said they were terrorized by the DALE agents, their lives threatened and their property destroyed. Giglotto has filed suit against the federal jrovernment for $1 million and 000 damages. Moves From Area Giglotto moved away from the Collinsville area, saying his life had been disrupted and he was subjected to harassment. His attorney, Richard Fox of St. Louis, said Giglotto would ap- pe a r be fore the grand j ury when requested. Askew's attorney, Gerald McGivern of Alton, said his client would also ap; pear when asked. Several other mistaken federal drug raids in the St. Louis area have been reported and DALE agents have been suspended until the situation is fully investigated. DIAL 342*8121 i V

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