Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 31, 1973 · Page 3
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 31, 1973
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Golesburo RtflLstjtfrMflil, Gatesbura, Tuesday, July SI, 1971 3 Liquor Director Resigns Again, /oo is Thorn in Walker's Side SPRINGFIELD (UP I) When Gov. Daniel Walker returns next week from his vaca* tion in Hawaii, he Will have to start looking for another Liquor Control Commission chairman— his fourth this year. The job, which has been a thorn in Walker's side since his inauguration, became vacant again Monday when George M. Burditt, a La Grange attorney and former Republican legislator, quit. The first two men who held the job this year, Republican Don Adams of Quincy and Democrat Lawrence Johnson of Champaign, were fired by the Walker administration. Both later charged they were ousted because of their investigation into allegations Walker took illegal campaign contributions from Chicago financier Anthony Angelos. Burditt did not mention the Angelos investigation in his letter of resignation, which was dated Friday." Instead, he cited an opinion by Attorney General William Scott saying Burditt faced a potential conflict of interest because his law firm represents a brewing interest. "In matters involving the liquor Control Commission, it is particularly important to avoid any semblance of conflict of interest... since I have great respect for the attorney general and his opinion, I must regretfully resign as chairman- designate of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission effective immediately," Burditt said. Burditt's resignation means the commission's investigation of Angelos now lacks both a chairman and a chief investigator. University of Illinois law professor Rubin Conn, named by Burditt and. Walker to investigate the case and present evidence to the commission, withdrew from that post earlier this month, saying the probe was taking too long. No action Will be taken toward finding a replacement for Burditt until after Walker returns from Hawaii next week, press aide Norton Kay said. New Addition The Illinois Executive Mansion, recently refurbished and refurnished at a cost of millions of dollars, sprouts a new addition on the front lawn—a used tire dangling from a stately tree. The "monkey swing" apparently is for the governor's youngest son, Will, 10. UNIFAX Cattle, Hog Dope Raid Neb $65 ,000 I In Marijuana EDWARDSVILLE, 111. (UPI) I -Cooperation by police in California, Missouri and Illinois netted marijuana worth' $65,000 in raids at Edwardsville and Alton Monday. Authorities said Arthur Tlucka, 25, was arrested at a trailer park west of Edwardsville on suspicion-of possession of marijuana and a controlled substance. Also taken into custody in the raids were Marty Komorny, 23; Tommy Allen, 20, Bunker Hill, and Stephen Hamilton, 25, Alton. Authorities said the raids were the climax of an investigation that began in San Diego, Calif., during the weekend, where detectives intercepted a shipment of three metal cases bound for the Madison County communities. California authorities notified St. Louis police that the shipment was coming by air to Lambert Field, and St. Louis police worked with Madison County authorities to make the arrests and seize the 260 pounds of marijuana. Agency Charges EPA Allows Toxins in Water CHICAGO (UPI) — The Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI), a private watchdog agency, says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is allowing industry to continue discharge of toxic, cancer- producing substances into the nation's waterways. "It looks like political pressure to us," David Comey, director of environmental research for the BPI, said Monday. Comey said the EPA had considered banning many of the substances, but currently is planning to ban only nine. Comey says the EPA, which has the power to ban any substance, will put out a final list in September and those substances will be banned by the fall of 1974. HE PRESENTED to the EPA at a public hearing a 300-page report compiled by BPI on the dangers of 10 inorganic substances, only three of which are on the EPA's list. "We can prove these substances are toxic, produce cancer and other diseases, but they (the EPA) have not seen fit to put them on the list," Comey said. "Nobody knows whether the water you're taking out of the tap contains these substances at toxic levels." Comey said if the additions are not made on the final list, BPI will sue the EPA in an attempt to force the federal agency to ban the pollutants. The report asks the EPA to add arsenic, chromium, copper, lead, selenium, sulfide and zinc to the list, which already includes cadmium, cyanide, mercury and six organic substances. Illinois, Missouri Farm Heads Urge Beef Ceiling End ST. LOUIS (UPI) - The presidents of fflhe Missouri and Illinois Farm bureaus Monday said they opposed the price ceiling on meat and that they urged President Richard M. Nixon to remove the ceiling on beef immediately. President Harold B. Steele of Illinois and C. R. Johnston, Missouri president, also said that consumer boycotts in response to the meat prices hurt the consumer. The men agreed that the ceiling prices resulting from the consumer outcry made farmers unwilling to increase production Back Tattoo A popular tattoo among seamen of the Royal Navy for many years was a crucifixion scene on the back, after one of Lord Nelson's sailprs was spared a flogging because of such at tattoo. and take a chance on making a profit. The current forecast of food shortages is a result, Johnston said. "Housewives can't expect to spend only 36 to 25 per cent of the budget for food anymore," Johnston said. "And food prices have not gone up as much as anything else," Johnston said he expected beef prices to rise when the ceiling is lifted on Sept. 12 but that prices will go down as a larger supply of beef reaches the market. He said some farmers aire holding back cattle by keeping them in the pasture rather than getting them ready for the market by putting them in the feedlot. Steele urged consumers not to overreact when the beef prices rise but to remember that "con trols and boycotts had a lot to do with the mess we're in now." Worrying Farmers CLAYTON, 111. (UPI) -Cattle and hog rustling can be profitable these days and a lot of farmers in Adams County are worried. About 100 farmers met Monday in this west central Illinois town to discuss patrolling the highways for potential rustlers. The Adams County sheriff's office said it called the meeting after receiving a number of complaints from farmers whose cattle and hogs were stolen. "We need help. That's all there is to it," Adams County Sheriff Ralph "Doc" Wiegmann said. "There's 875 square miles in Adams County." v . He si?id he received a report of stolen livestock about once a week or perhaps three every two weeks. Will Scare Rustlers "As soon as the people realize thiese patrols are out, they'll end it. They'll be scared," he said. "Scarcity and high prices made it attractive," Melvin Buss, 51, a farmer from Clayton, said. "If he steals a hog, it's $120. In 10 minutes he's got the job done. An 800-pound beef would be worth $400. A skilled man can have this beef in about 20 minutes." "Due to the high prices of livestock and the shortage, we are going to have to protect our stock. There's more and more (rustling) and it's going to get worse," Denton Hall, 35, a farmer from Clayton, said. Hall staid one of his hogs was stolen during the past weekend. He saild the hog was butchered and the remains were found on a road outside Clayton. Blames Former Residents "Maybe this will discourage a lot of it," Hall said. "Most likely it's people that's moved from the rural aireas to the big cities. At one time people lived out in the rural area and they're half way acquainted with these areas. Lack of employment has something to do with it. They come out and get what they want." "I don't know whether farmers should take the responsi­ bility (to patrol)," Harry Von- hold, 40, Clayton said. "Some innocent people could suffer injuries at the wrong place alt the right time," Buss said. "An innocent party could possibly have a car break down in an area that's a little panicky and it could be disastrous," Buss said. "I have teenagers and a wife. If their car broke down, I certainly wouldn't want them shot at." Wiegmann said guns "arc absolutely not permitted unless Camping Killer Sought SPECULATOR, N.Y. (UPI) — Police using bloodhounds and helicopters searched a wooded area in the Adirondack Mountains today for a gunman who stabbed to death a teen-age camper, tied to a tree and then threatened he would "kill again." About 140 troopers surrounded several square miles of state forest preserve south of this rural village in northern New York state looking for a 37- year-old man identified from photographs by three victims who escaped the attack. The attacker walked into a campsite Sunday where three young men and a young woman had pitched tents. He forced one of the men at gunpoint to tie the others to separate trees and then stabbed one of the bound youths in the heart. The victim, Phil Domiblewski, 18, was an honor student who was graduated from high school in Schenectady, N.Y., last month. Police chased an orange- colored foreign car registered to Robert Garrow Sr., 37, early Monday, but the driver abandoned the car and ran into the woods. Police said they want to question Garrow about Sunday's killing as that of a Massachusetts camper and the disappearance of his companion, a young woman, more than a week ago. Police said the gunman had taken the unbound camper with him in his car and had told him "I've killed before and I'll kill again. I know the state police are after me." The youth later escaped. The two others also struggled free from their bonds and ran away. "When the gunman first walked into the camp, there were two kids in the tent, one guy and a girl," said a police official. "He pointed the gun at them and said 'I'm not going to hurt you, I just want your gas."' The other two youths returned from ~ a fishing expedition and all were taken into the woods at gunpoint, the official said. FAMILIES we have been privileged to serve recommend pur service without reservation. Their good will is our greatest asset. TilfOfltMOfllUGCUWSiai Hinch iff- parson, . •ujestmc FUNERAL DIRECTORS PHONE 343-2101 Fanatical Fight Fan An angry fight fan stormed up to the ring to confront middleweight Jimmy Carter after Carter knocked down his opponent, Rocky DiFazio for the second time in the first round of their bout at the Mill Run Theater in suburban Niies late last night. Carter con­ tinued to pound DiFazio although the referee ordered a break. Carter was disqualified and DiFazio was awarded the decision. Fans booed, threw debris and a chair into the ring in a near riot. (Story on Page 23.) UNIFAX . there is a deputy (in the car). Whenever possible we'll Wave a sheriff." John Roy the town supervisor of nearby Concord, was also concerned. "I think it would be a good idea, but I'm concerned what could happen. Some people get radical." Mrs. Hall did not attend the meeting, but disagreed that cattle rustling was anything new. "People have stolen before this whether the beef prices are high or low. You're not that stupid." Road Killing Investigation Continuing BLUE ISLAND, 111. (UPI)-A man arrested in connection with a robbery along Interstate 57 Monday night faced questioning today by Illinois state police who were investigating a series of murders that occurred along the highway last month. Mack Rosenthal, 29, Kankakee, was arrested by state police shortly after Doyle Hurley of Arlington Heights stopped along 1-57 near Chebanse, to help two motorists in a stalled car, authorities said Hurley drove the men to Kankakee where they picked up another car and arranged to have the stalled car towed away. Hurley told police the men took $400 from him then forced him to lie down in the back seat of his car as they drove back to the stalled car. The men then ordered him to lie face down in a ditch and fled, one man taking Hurley's car and the second driving the car picked up in Kankakee. Rosenthal was arrested in Kankakee and charged with robbery. State police said no connec tion had been made between the Hurley holdup and the June , slaying3 along the highway but added that all crimes commit ' ted along the freeway were being investigated by the detective bureau. Marathon Race The marathon race, usually 26 miles and 385 yards in length, commemorates the reputed feat of the Greek who ran from Marathon to Athens bearing the news of victory in 490 B.C. A T E B L 0 0 D RED CROSS BLOOD CENTER Weds A U C. 1st

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