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Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, July 26, 1973
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Thursday, July M» 1973 3 Hitchhiking To Others CHICAGO (UPI) - A young New York couple has decided to abandon plans to hitchhike back to New York and to take a bus home instead. Rita Denunzio, 22, and her husband, Vincent, 21, decided on a bus trip home early today when they were reunited at a suburban state police outpost after Mrs. Denunzio was freed by abductors who held her cap* tive for about two hours. Mrs. Denunzio was not injured. Police said the Denunzios had come to Chicago to visit friends but, upon learning their friends had moved, decided to hitch* hike back to New York. They were hitchhiking on Interstatei 57 Wednesday night when they] were given a ride by two men. j Denunzio asked that he and his Wife be dropped off at Inter* state 80. The car stopped at me junctoin of the two interstate highways and Denunzio got out, but the car sped away before Mrs. Denunzio could get out. Denunzio got a ride to a toll plaza and telephoned police to inform them of the abduction. But while police, were taking Denunzio's sattement, Mrs. Denunzio was found unharmed in suburban Harvey. The couple was reunited at the sfate .police headquarters in suburban Blue Island. After the reunion, Denunzio told police that he and his wife had decided to take a bus home to New York. Bicycle Riders Issued Advice CHICAGO (UPI) - The National Safety Council has advised bicycle riders to keep right and drive with traffic—not against it. The council passed the advice Wednesday in a new set of bicycle rules it has developed. The council also suggested bike riders: —Drive a safe bike., Have it inspected to insure good mechanical condition. —Drive single file in keeping with the laws of most states. —Use hand signals to indicate turning or stopping. —Use maximum protection, red reflectors ami lights, at night. The council estimated about 1,100 persons were killed and about 50,000 injured in bike related accidents during 1972. Unassigned lands in Oklahoma Territory were ordered opened for settlement on March 3, 1889, when Congress attached a rider to the Indian Appropriation Bill. :, lli!lii||| |ii ft;, lii " l; i ';;ir ;li i- Wards From Out of State nn n n * - i # www • To Be Returned to Illinois CHICAGO (UPI) - All wards of the state of Illinois sent to out of state institutions for care will be returned to Illinois by the end of this year, according to Jerome Miller, director of the Illinois Department of Children and family Services. Miller said he was investigating how hundreds of children who are wards of the state were placed in out-of-state institutions without Illinois monitoring their care. Miller told a news conference Wednesday that 310 such children had been returned to Illinois since he took over the department last January and that the remaining 475 children would be returned by the end of the year. Of those returned so far, Miller said, 251 came from Texas institutions charged with brutality and substandard conditions. "I believe there was little reason to place this many kids out of state even if there were space problems here," Miller said. "We are looking into where the money went," he said, adding that "how the kids got there" also was being looked into. Springer Role Questioned A Texas legislative committee reportedly was investigating Merle Springer, former executive director of the Department of Children and Family Services now deputy state welfare commissioner in Texas, to determine what, if any, role he had in the placement of Illinois children in private institutions in Texas. Miller, however, declined to criticize Springer, saying Springer was "a fine gentleman" and that the situation was "more of a bureaucratic problem." Miller said that between $18 million and $20 million was spent on out-of-state care last year. Other Jigures cited indi* cated that Illinois Was paying as much as $750 per month per child to keep children hi private out of state institutions compared with the $400 it would cost in Illinois institutions. Ih related action, Miller, Dr. LeRoy Leavitt, director of the Illinois Department of Mental Health; Patrick T. Murphy, chief counsel of the Juvenile Office of the Legal Aid Society and Cook County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Schneider met Wednesday morning in an un successful attempt to resolve one of more than a dozen class action suits brought by the society on behalf of state - dependent children. Says Ignored Rights The Legal Aid Society has charged that the constitutional rights of children have been -ail! I" 1 ' • i'lilHlllfilllp !|8!l 'iit r ... ii' ..,';> illlll' ill-' 1 ' *W% ' : ' - , 1 Fiscal Restraint Is Reagan Word At GOP Dinner ,,HtS One More Survivor The list of survivors of the Ozark Air Lines crash Monday rose to nine yesterday when workmen discovered this small beagle in the cockpit underneath the wreckage. The dog was covered with fuel and one of its eyes was severely damaged. UNIFAX Dog Found in Wreckage Of Downed Ozark Plane ST. LOUIS (UPI) - A young beagle, suffering from shock and an eye inflamed by fuel, was discovered Wednesday in the cockpit of an Ozark airliner which crashed, killing 36 persons and leaving eight survivors. An Ozark spokesman said the dog, a female about 2 years old, was being shipped air express from Cape Girardeau, Mo., to its new owner in Wichita Falls, Tex. The dog was in a cage in a baggage compartment separated by ia thin wall from the cockpit. James Rigley, supervisor of the Hume Society's animal Black College Preservation Urged at 2nd PUSH Confab CHICAGO (UPI) - A black educator opened the second annual Operation PUSH convention here Wednesday by urging that the racial identity of black colleges in America be preserved. Dr. King V. Cheek, president of Baltimore's Morgan State College, said America's black colleges are in danger of losing their identity because of a national trend to incorporate them with white schools. "The elimination of the racial identity of all institutions of higher learning appears to be the national goal," hie said. However, Cheek said, "Equal opportunity for black Americans never has been and is not now an accomplished goal. Black colleges have a special and unique mission to help America become the America it was intended to be." He said, "White Americans must understand the historical and contemporary impact of the black presence in America.. Black colleges can provide the prototypes for this enlightenment." Cheek, addressing the convention in the Dr. Martin Luther King Workshop, said black colleges can force the creation of new educational models for the culturally atypical, under-prepared and under - motivated student. "If black colleges can provide the models for understanding and teaching the black experience, this will move America a little closer to futy freedom of equality," Cheek said. The Rev, Jesse Jackson, president of PUSH, said the conven lion would last four days and would emphasize in workshops and seminars economic consciousness by the black consumer He said Los Angeles Mayor Thomas Bradley had been scheduled to address the convention Friday, but could not appear. Instead, Georgia state legislator Julian Bond will be the keynote speaker Friday. Jackson said today's agenda would include seminars and workshops for delegates attending the convention. shelter, said, "The dog was covered with diesel fuel and one of its eyes is severely in flamed, it may lose that eye, but otherwise it'll be in good shape. "The impact threw it through the cage into the instrument panel of (he plane," Rigley said. "One thing going for the dog was thai unlike people, who probably froze up just before the accident, it was probably sleeping during impact. That was the best thing it could be doing." A teiam of 10 specialists of the N a t i o n a 1 Transportation Safety Board was sifting through the wreckage, trying to reconstruct the events preceding the crash, when it found the badly shaken beagle beneath some debris. The team was using large flatbed trucks, hoists and other equipment to move the wreckage to Lambert Field, about 2.8 miles away. The plane, a Fairchild-Hiller 227B turboprop, Criminals Cross Over Bridge ST. LOUIS (UPI) - Mayor James E. Williams Sr. of East St. Louis, HI., complained Wednesday mat St. Louis' federally-funded $20 million anti- crime program is driving criminals to his city. Williams told a meeting of the East-West Gateway Coordinating Council that aid should be given to those municipalities that are affected by an influx of criminals because of the program. St. Louis Mayor John H. Poelker said the city cannot give money to another government but agreed to meet with Williams to exchange information about toe program. was on an instrument approach to Lambert when it crashed during a severe thunderstorm 7 "We want to reconstruct the complete profile of the approach flown by the aircraft," said board member Edward Slattiery. "We want to find out if lightning did strike the plane. We want to know the exact weather situation. We want to know everything that happened to flight 809." The team also interviewed the pilot, Capt. Arvid D. Linke, 37, St. Ctarles, Mo., who survived the crash along with the co-pilot.. Slalttery said Linke gave an informal statement. The board would not disclose any details about what the pilot said. An eyewitness account and reports from a passenger who lived through the crash support speculation What'lightning struck the plane. Slattery also said charred traces apparently from lightning have been found on the wing tip of the plane. CHICAGO (UPI) - California Gov. Ronald Reagan keynoted the first major Republican campaign fund-raising dinner of the year in Illinois Wednesday night with a speech about the GOP as the party of "fiscal restraint." Reagan was the prime attraction at a $125-a - plate dinner ithat organizers estimated raised $141,000 for the 1974 election campaigns of Republican candidates for the state Senate. The Caildfornia governor de Sivered his financial "restraint" message to state legislators who passed spending bills in the last session that totaled $1 billion more than requested by Gov. Daniel Walker. Senate President William Har ris and House Speaker W. Robert Blair, two of the 1,531 Republican dinner guests, have explained the spending biljs were passed to "help the governor keep his campaign promises." Cites Tax Increases Reagan set the theme for his speech by repeatedly citing figures on increases in taxes, spending and prices in a "government planned inflation" that he said began with New Deal Democrats 40 years ago. The problem is no longer one of cooling inflation, but survival of this country," he said. "We have come to a moment HE LOVES ME HE LOVES ME NOT MEMBER AMEBIC** GEM SOCIETY The an$wer is "Yes!' 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Qgilvie, who was making his first such appearance since leaving office. 30 Incumbents Present In addition to Qgilvie, 'the audience included the 30 incumbent Republican state senators, former Gov,, .William Straiten and Illinois Attorney General William J. Scott, who sat next to Reagan during dinner. Reagan drew many laughs and some spontaneous applause in his 45-minute speech. I There was laughter, for example, when Reagan, a native of Illinois, said some members of his family voted Democratic. "I had an uncle who lived in Chicago who got a medal for voting in each election for 15 years, and he had been dead for 14 years." There was applause when the governor said Caliifomiains had voted to re-establish the death penalty; that "90 per cent of all that is written today (in Ronald Reagan newspapers) on economics is an implied or direct attack on capitalism"; and when he urged a spread of knowledge about the economic system "especially to your sons and daughters." Salt Lake City's location is almost on the 41st degree north latitude, corresponding to Madrid, Naples, Peking, Istanbul and New York City. ignored by declaring the children mentally retarded without benefit of a court hearing. The society cited the case of one child sent to a home for the mentally retarded despite having an IQ of IIS. Schneider said legal guidelines for dealing with retarded children who are wards of the state were unclear and expressed the hope that the Illinois State Pediatrics Institute would be able to work out some sort of service to assure that cases children believed to be retarded were fully reviewed. The judge expressed disappointment at the outcome of Wednesday's meeting. "I had hoped that there wouldn't be a parade of these children as witnesses, the judge said. "I don't know if they're going to do that or not, we're just going to have to see." Governor's Son*in-Law 'No Threat' SPRINGFIELD (UPI) House Minority Leader Clyde L. Choate said Wednesday he wasn't losing any sleep over reports that the governor's son- in-law was considering running against him. Choate was asked about a report last week that David H. Vaught of Marion, supervisor of the Tourism Division of the Illinois Department of Business and Economic Development who married Gov. Daniel Walker's daughter, Kathleen, was considering entering the legislative race in the 59th District. "To the best of my recollection I have always had primary opposition except for one time in my 14 terms or 28 years in the House," said Choate, an Anna Democrat. He said he always had encouraged persons of all ages to seek office. "Rep. C. L. McCormick (a Vienna Republican) said if he were me, he wouldn't lose any sleep over the report and you don't hear me yawning, do you?" said Choate. Man Killed PEORIA, 111. (UPI) - Frederick Crawley, 57, was killed Wednesday night in a two-car collision in suburban Peoria Heights. 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