~$1 _CblesbufQ, JtjiBlsMf ^Qi !»^MbM ?9»- Saturddy^July 26, J973 Suit Charges Bias by 20 Private Children's Homes Qfft &teo (UPI) - About 20 private ehiWren** homes will bf ittgtf by the Legal Aid Sock eiy next week on charges the hbtites refused bteek and problem children, forcing them t& fee sent to out-of-state hemes and unsuitable public facilities ill Illinois. Hie impending suit, to be filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court, will add to a growing controversy over treatment of Illinois children who have been sent to institutions in Texas and other states. The Legal Aid Society already has filed a nuniber of class action suits alleging substandard care and mistreatment of youngsters sent to s u c h homes, including one on behalf of a girl who underwent a hysterectomy while in Meridell Achievement Center in Austin. Tex. Patrick Murphy, chief counsel of the Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Office, said the 20 institutions to be named in the were the largest private insti tutions involved in caring for wards of the state. Turned Some Back Murphy said the homes involved would admit only very small numbers of black children and turned white youngsters back to the state as soon suit were all in and around the j as they became problems. Chicago area. Murphy said! Black and problem young- those being charged in the suitjsters were sent either to unsuitable facilities such as the Audy Juvenile Home for Chil dren in Chicago or mental health centers or were shipped to out-of-state homes. "The result is that the kids who need the least care receive the best," Murphy said, "while the kids who need it most get the worst care." The attorney said the suit also will name Elliot S. Epstein director of the state department of finance, because his department makes payments to private Institutions named in;might join the Legal Aid Soci the suit. iety in the suit and said he was Murphy said his organization has been discussing this aspect Of the problem with Jerome Miller, director of the Department of Children and Family Services, for several months. The first meeting on the subject came shortly after Miller took over the department in January, he said. Murphy did not rule out the possibility the department Senators Would Put Limit On Individual Political Gifts aware the department had be gun investigations to determine if the 90 some children's homes licensed by the state were discriminating on the basis of race. Murphy said the society felt the investigations were not proceeding fast enough, however. A spokesman for Miller said a review and evaluation team had looked at two licensed children's homes so far and an affirmative action team has studied four homes. The spokesman said the de-, partment Was still in the proc- 1 ess of developing criteria and methods for evaluating the homes, including such questions as racial composition of residents. Miller's first priority in deal' ing with the plight of the wards had been to bring the Illinois youngsters back to the state. A total of 310 such youngsters, including 251 who had been housed in Texas institutions charged with brutality and substandard conditions, have been returned so tat. Miller told a hews conference this week he planned to bring the remaining 475 back to Illinois by the end of the year. WASHINGTON (U P I) Seeking to crack down even harder on "fat cat" contributors, Senate reformers today fought to impose an over-all ceiling of $25,000 on | political donations by an individual in any one year. I In a bipartisan move, Sens. jAdlai E. Stevenson III, D-Ill., jand Charles McC. Mathias Jr., iR-Md., offered their amendment to round out a package of restrictions on campaign contri-J butions. • ! The Stevenson - Mathias |Sen. Philip A amendment would prohibit anyiwhich would A comprehensive campaign reform package, to which Mathias and Stevenson want to attach their amendment, already carries an over-all ceiling on donations of $100,000. The Senate has already voted to impose a limit of $3,000 which an individual can give to a presidential or congressional candidate — a maximum of $9,000 if there is a primary, includes ceilings on spending by candidates at the rate of 20 cents per eligible voter in the general election and 15 cents in the primaries. The Senate Friday adopted by voice vote a $50 limit on contributions in cash and heavy criminal penalties for illegal j diversion of campaign funds. The penalty provision, offered run-off, and general election. by Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D- The Senate yesterday reject- W ' Va ' *° ftuId a max- ed, 55-33, an amendment by SL"™,, 0 * 10 yeai^-in jail and a Hart, D-Mich., S 25 ' 00 " fuie fo [ "candidate have limited 01 " aide to embezz,e campaign , , , -1^,,^;^,,.-_ 0 «i nnn t« a funds, convert them to his own individual, during a calendar,contributions to $1,000 ic a ^ defendants in year, from giving more thanjean^^ $25,000 in contributions to|mg of $15,000. • ' . candidates and political com-1 The bill, expected to pass late mittees. 'today or early next week, also' READ THE WANT ADS! Miss Oak Run Pageant GIRLS AGE 9 to 12 YEARS Will Be Held At Oak Run AN OPEN HOUSING COMMUNITY On SUNDAY, SEPT. 16 at 1 p.m. Miss Coleen Ann Metternich MISS ILLINOIS 1973 Will Be Prtscnt To Crown Tht Quoin Name Age Address _ City Zip Entries Moil B» Postmarked Me Laltr Than Wad., Aoj. 1 — Mail to Miss Oak Run, Box 72. Dahinda, 111. 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BEFORE 4 PM 75c each CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER FREE Knoxville, III. - Tues., July 31 thru Sun., Aug. 5 6 -BIG DAYS AND NIGHTS -6 - EVENINGS ONLY 600 Unreserved Bleacher and 3,000 Reserved Grandstand Seats FREE AUTO PARKING EVERY DAY AND EVENING Tues., July 3 MORNING JUDGING Afternoon 1 :30 6 BIG HARNESS RACES TOTAL PURSES S4.50O.O0 EVENING -6:30 PM Midwest Championship TRACTOR PULL 5 Weight Classes Reserved Stats Available Wed., Aug. 1 Thurs., Aug. 2 JUDGING JUDGING STEER SHOW LIVESTOCK STEER SHOW DEPARTMENTS 6 BIG 6 BIG HARNESS HARNESS RACES RACES Trots and Paces Trots and Paces TOTAL PURSES TOTAL PURSES $4,500.00 $4,500.00 WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY EVENINGS International Rodeo Association Professional RODEO AMERICA'S ROUGHEST SPORT Riders Competing For World Championship Points Fri., Aug. 3 JUDGING IN ALL DEPARTMENTS 6 BIG HARNESS RACES Trots and Paces TOTAL PURSES $4,500.00 Sot., Aug. 4 KNOX COUNTY TRACTOR PULL 1:00 P.M. in Front of Grandstand Garden Tractor Pull - 2:30 P.M. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENINGS IMCA SPONSORED TO RACING TIME TRIALS 7 PM 7 - BIG EVENTS - 7 EACH EVENING 25 BIG SPRINT CARS America's Greatest Drivers Sun., Aug. 5 Reduced Prices On Carnival Rides AFTERNOON 1.00 P.M. MOTORCYCLE RACES LOCAL and REGIONAL RIDERS EVENING 8 P.M. DEMO DERBY AS SEEN ON TV Local Drivers Compete for Prize Money and Trophies Grand Prize Drawing 9 PM Giant Food Stores Galesburg Order Buyers, Inc. Stockyards Feed Store McGrew A McGrew Insurance Agency, Inc. Consumers Grain & Supply Co. Intro State Telephone Co. THIS ADVERTISEMENT MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF THE FOLLOWING MERCHANTS: G -lssburg Builders Supply Co. The Continental Clothing Co, Hi-Lo Groceteria Alexander Lumber Co. Galesburg Chamber of Commerce Bank of Galesburg First- Galesburg National Bank C Trusr Co. Gibson's Discount Store W. T. Grant Co. Knox Laundry & Dry Cleaning Stern & Field Klines Dept. Store Gale Ward Athletic Goods Farmers and Mechanics Bank Galesburg Register-Moil O. T. 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