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Galesburg, Illinois
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Monday, August 6, 1973
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2 Gaiesbura Reaister-Mail, Odlesburg, III. Monday,_Aug. ,. 6,_.1973 County To Eye $18,000 Public Defender By NORMA CUNNINGHAM (Staff Writer) A bid to allocate $18,000 for a public defender will be one of the budget requests considered this year by the Knox County Board. The request was made by Chief Judge Daniel Roberts. He also submitted a request to the salary committee seeking an additional $3,500 for a public defender's secretary. If granted the current figure of $10,000 would be more than doubled. However, Roberts contends that the proposed salary would be necessary to attract a capable attorney to fill the position which has been left vacant since Jan. 1 by the resignation of William Henning. The judge said the proposed salary is based on computations from the office of the circuit clerk which indicate that a total of $6,417 has been paid to attorneys appointed by the court to defend indigent clients since the first of the year. Projection In addition to that, the clerk projected fees during the 7- month period at an additional $6,357. Roberts estimated that total public defender fees will be $22,025 for 1973 based on the $12,774 paid in the first seven months. "Knox County, the largest county in the Ninth Judicial Circuit, has 38.4 per cent of the case load in which attorneys are required to be appointed," Roberts said in his letter to the salary committee. He said that this is more than twice the figure in Fulton County — next largest county in the circuit — and more than three times the amount of cases in McDonough County. Roberts contrasted these figures with Fulton County's pub* lie defender appropriation of $21,200, McDonough County's $19,500, and the Knox County figure of $10,000. 144 Cases Roberts said a public defender was appointed in 144 cases to come before the court in the first seven months of ithe year. Of that total, 12 cases were ju­ venile proceedings, 20 mental health, two ordinance violation, 13 traffic eases, 34 misdemeanors and M felonies. Since the resignation of the former public defender, attorneys have been appointed to represent indigent offenders on a rotating basis. At least one Gafesburg law firm has objected to the practice, contending Its lawyers do not practice criminal law and do not want to be assigned to the cases. Richard Olson, R-2nd, revenue committee chairman of the Knox County Board, today said it was loo soon to comment on the judge's request. "I'll just have to leave it lay until we can get a look at the over-all budget picture. There are many county employes that need and want a raise, and we must consider the total budget," Olson said. Eaten Up "Just a preliminary look at the budget for the next fiscal year will show you that $100,000 for elections coming up in 1974, some $25,000"for voting machines required by statute and a five per cent inflation rate just for services we have maintained this far have eaten up the $290,- 00O-$3O0,000 (he county has received in revenue sharing funds," Olson said.. He pointed out that revenue sharing funds wiU fall short of the $360,000 in collection fees axed when the new state Constitution went into effect. While there have been some legislative attempts to reiristitute some fee which would allow counties to recover timr cost oi extension and collection of taxes, none of these attempts have been successful to date. Several Proposals Olson said the board Hill have to consider several proposals whkh would require Urge capital outlay. "We're going to have to figure out how to pay for a landfill site, how to help on the possible construction of a new jail, purchase voting machines and remodel the courthouse. 1 certainly don't have any answer at this point," Olson said. "The-request for the salary for a public defender is just one of the considerate*** and t wouldn 't want to comrnent on any special item until we have all the committee budgets in and sit down with the chairmen to discuss them," Otajncotn- mcnted. He said Ihtt meeting should come about mid-September. Olson said that if all factors- rate of inflation, level of service and revenue sharing funds- were to remain constant, the country will have to look forward to a deficit budget ki 1974. "But then we wouldn't be unique. There are many other counties in the state that are faced with the same problem," he said. Walker Not Present At 2nd Transit Meet CHICAGO (UPI) - Mayor Richard J. Daley met with Illinois legislative leaders today in a negotiating session aimed at forming a regional mass transit system for northeast-Illinois. The mayor arrived at the meeting with Senate Minority Leader Cecil Partee, House Minority Leader Clyde Choate, and an assistant minority leader, Gerald Shea, a few minutes after House Speaker W. Robert Blair and William Harris, Sen ate president, arrived. Gov; Daniel Walker, who had been invited to the meeting, was not present and aides said he would not attend. Despite that, Daley said he was "still hopeful that we can finally sit down at some time and work out an agreeable program" with the governor. Blair was more critical of Walker. Should Come "I think he should be here," said Blair. "I think if nothing else he should be here to clari­ fy the inconsistent positions he has taken so far on this problem." Blpir said that the paper work necessary to forming a transit solution has been completed and negotiations are now at a stage where the problems can be resolved if all the political forces can reach an agreement. The principals used such phrases as "enlightning," "useful" and "productive" to describe the first session, but the only announced agreement was their plan to meet again today. Walker spurned the first meeting fay going off for a vacation in Hawaii on the eve of the unusual "summit" session. His schedule has the governor in Washington, D.C., today and Tuesday. Daley as well as Blair and Harris have frequently criticized the governor for refusing invitations to attend the talks. Instead of political meetings, Walker has ordered his transportation secretary, Langhorne Bond, to conduct a series of Coeds Discovered In Shallow Grave BLOOMINGTON, 111. (UPI)A Stanford man was charged with murder today in the deaths of two Illinois State University coeds whose bodies were found in shallow graves Saturday. The bodies were identified Voyageurs Rest Sunday at Park; At 2,000 Miles GRAND TOWER, 111. (UPI)The voyageurs re-enacting the Mississippi River exploration 300 years ago by Father Jacques Marquette and explorer Louis Jolliet, refreshed by a day of rest Sunday at Trail of Tears Park north of Cape Girardeau, Mo., headed for Grand Tower today and a fish fry tonight. They passed the 2,000-mile mark in their 3,000-mile round trip journey that began May 17 at St. Ignace, Mich., and is scheduled to end Sept. 19 at Green Bay, Wis. During the weekend they re Sunday through dental records as those of Dawn Marie Huwe and Rae Ann Schneider by the McClean County coroner's office. Police filed murder charges today against Jesse D. Sumner of Stanford. He was to appear in court for arraignment during the afternoon. Police said Sumner, a parolee who served time for murder and robbery, led them to the shallow graves of the two coeds Saturday, one in a wooded area off a country road near Danvers and {he other under the floorboards of the suspect's garage in Stanford. Authorities said positive identification of the two women was made Sunday afternoon by a pathologist. Miss Huwe, 18, East Peoria, was last seen May 28 as she was preparing to leave by bus for home. Miss Schneider, 20, North Park, disappeared on her way home from her job as a waitress last Dec. 22. McLean County Coroner William Anderson said the body of paired a 20-inch slit in the fi-Miss Huwe was identified berglass skin of one of their canoes. The canoe was damaged when they hit a dike while arriving at Thebes Friday night. The eight voyageurs will be an a deliberate slowdown the •next two weeks so they can be back on schedule in heading up the Illinois River at Aug. 20. through dental records and her clothing. Miss Schneider was identified through dental records. Sumner had been held by police since July 20. He was originally arrested on a battery charge in connection with an alleged assault on his wife. Two Grafton weeks later a morals charge •was added. nine public hearings in Chicago and suburbs on creation of a six - county regional transit authority. On the eve of the second meeting, Harris said the means of financing a self - supporting RTA was the "major provision" to be resolved. It is possible that, if an agreement is reached, an RTA measure could be enacted over Walker's objections by a coalition of Republicans and Democratic legislators loyal to Daley. On that possibility, Blair and Harris said they are "keeping open the option" of using their power to call a special session of the legislature. Meanwhile, despite almost $27 million in emergency aid from state and local sources, the Chicago Transit Authority instituted its first service cuts during the weekend. Three bus lines were discontinued, some weekend services were eliminated and there were cutbacks in late night services on some, routes. Gray Acted On Orders Of Aides Continued from Page One Courthouse Space To Be Reviewed By County Board •'"iHiIllllllllliinnnnmillMiiiiniiiiimrpiinriniNiiiiiiiiii Racing at Fair Racing highlighted action at the Knox County Fair Sunday with both motorcycle races and a demolition derby. Above, Edward Scarlata (24), Park Ridge, leads the pack around the curve in a heat of the 125cc motorcycle class. Scarlata, riding a Suzuki, finished third in the final, while David Werckman, Peoria, was first and Ronald Ribolzi, Oglesby, second, both on Suzukis. Below, Wayne Milham, Alpha, crashes into a oar driven by Terry Kelley, Galesburg in the demo derby. Milham won his heat and the grand final. (See related story on page 17.) Committee,, wrote in a magazine article published last week that such a search immediately after his ainrest would have uncovered notes linking John N. Mitchell, former attorney general; Dean, and Jeb Stuart Magruder, former deputy campaign director, to the wiretapping scheme. "But when senior personnel of the FBI sought such warrants, they wane turned down," McCord wrote in the August issue of Armed Forces Journal International, a maga- „, . . . .... „ zine ciirculaed most v amonel The number of budding per- SI* y g mits for construction in Gales- mihtary offcers. burg slacked . off sUghtly tnis Deter Agents July as compared to Ju\y 1972, Irv Spencer, city building in- The Knox County Board will consider a proposal for reallocation of courthouse space at its Wednesday meeting. , Harold Wilson, R-3rd, courthouse committee chairman, told committee members Saturday that he would have cost estimates on the first phase of the project and suggested that the proposal be taken to the board for action. The first phase of the project would emitaliil dividing the {third floor braird room into office space for the country deck and supervisor of assessments, moving traiflffie court to the first floor office now occupied by the clerk and allowing for expansion oif the state's attorney's office into space now used by traffic court. "There is apparently some feeling among some members of the bciaird thait the clerk should not be moved to the third floor. We miigjht as well take the idea to the board and get its feeing before we, spend any more time on it," Wilson told memlbems cf the committee. 3 Phases The proposed plan, which would be accomplished in three phases, was drawn up after Chief Judge Daniel Roberts told the committee there is a need for more space for the courts in the building and suggested that traffic court be moved to a first floor location. Richard Olson, R-2nd, csm- mottee member, reminded other members that the. judge had expressed a desire for the first floor location for the traffic division. "And he edited statutory precedents proving that the chief judge has a right to have a say in the space arrangement of the courthouse," Olson said. "There isn't much question that the courts should be the first function," he added. Budget Meet Wi'iscn cafllad a budget meeting of the committee for Aug. 14 to consider allocations'.for next .year and to adlow for the re-arrangement project if the board approves it: The proposal wit be only one |of several on the a/genda for the boiard'is; consideration at a jmeeting which promises an elongated agenda. Other proposals which r Willi likely com© before the board are a consolidated insurance program, county operation of a landfill, and a proposal for a joint city-county law enforcement building. Weather and River Stages Building Slackens in July Gray told the Senate Watergate committee that he did not deter agents from making a search of McCord's home and car. He said requests for search warrants did not normally come to the FBI chief. "I simply do not know if agents requested a search warrant," Gray said. He said it was not until some spector, reported today. Last month 30 permits valued at $195,400 were issued, but the year before, for the same month, 35 permits valued at $1,029,150 were granted. Permits issued this June totaled 34, valued at $815,692. A total of 31 residential per sued to Don Bailey, 30 Hackberry Rd., $34,000; Robert E. Horton, 1050 Park Ave., $16,000; Don Rice, South Cherry Street, $12,000; Lyle McCaw, Columbus Avenue, $16,000, and J. J. Coe, Columbus Avenue, $16,000. House addition permits went to Virgil O'Dean, 1403 S. Pearl |St., $500; James H. Kilpatrick, 1070 S. Academy St., $3,000; C. Jeanne Braun, 145 Illinois Ave., $200; James A. Carruthers, 552 E. Grove St., $150; Richard McGill, 645 E. Grove St., $2,200; John Hallam, 740 E. Berrien St., $2,000; John Sholl, 586 Olive St., $2,000; Gerald Healey, 822 E. South St., $2,400; Marvin Bleichner, 1529 Florence Ave., $1,700; Robert Canfield, 128 N. Cedar St., $2,300; Dennis Johnson, 1441 Lindsay Lane, $2,200; Dean Hinderliter, 371 Locust St., $500; Dale Coombs, 2093 Baird Ave., $500; Lyle Asbury, 334 Michigan Ave., $1,000, and Wayne L. Holeman, 856 Lombard St., $1,500. Miscellaneous permits were ILLINOIS: Tonight partly cloudy northwest with chance of thunderstorms extreme northwest, fair southeast and continued warm. Tuesday mostly sunny, hot and humid. Low tonight 67-75. High Tuesday low or mid 90s. WESTERN ILLINOIS: Clear to partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday. Low tonight upper 60s to mid 70s. High Tuesday low 90s. IOWA: Scattered thunderstorms likely tonight and Tuesday. Low tonight 63-70. High Tuesday 80s. EXTENDEDFORECAST ILLINOIS: Partly cloudy Wednesday through Frirday with chance of showers and-thunderstorms Thursday and Friday. Highs mostly low 90s and lows in low to mid 70s Wednesday and Thursday. Turning cooler around Friday with highs from 80 extreme northwest to low 90s extreme southeast and lows 65-75. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature. 79: morning's low, 66. Sky clear, wind out of the South at 7 m.p.h. (Sunday's maximum, 86; minimum, 65.) Sun rose today at 6:03, sets at 8:08. Precipitation .0 of an inch. For Sunday, .01 of an inch. Humidity 63%. RIVER ~STAOE8 Dubuque—7.6 fall 0,1 Davenport—5.1 rise 0,1 Burlington—8.2 Keokuk—4.8 Quincy—11.5 no change Grafton—15.2 fall 0.2 Alton—8.7 fall 0,1 St, Louis—10.6 rise 0.3 Cape Girardeau—19.4 rise O.s LaSalle—11.8 fall 0.3 Peoria—12.2 fall 0.3 Havana—7,9 fall 0,4 Beardstown—8,6 fall 0.5 . •me after Alfred Baldwin a mit8 have been issued this year, J 1 " ^S^JSl TLIW'I 188 ^ to Everett Standtey, 1689 Knox County Gets $45,079 In June Income Tax Share Knox County has received i amounting to $94,534,276. Ttv Ave., $200; Alphonso Indelicato, 1302 N. Kellogg St., $3,000; Russell May, 1438 Moshier Ave., of housing have been demolish- $150, and Lewis Hess, 1700 Hared. irison St., $300. i Figures for last month indi-| Garage and carport permits cate five permits were issued were issued to Dale Pawner, for new residences, valued at 125 S ' Pleasant Ave - $2 ' 300; McCord, in his article, said ajf^, , E J NGHT1 „ FFOR HOUSE * search would have yielded I l ^n' 1°' fi * rfages and «»i~,.™«i„ annsn^f Li icarports, $20,600, and five miscellaneous, $73,300. former FBI agent convicted" for f or 48 un j ts 0 f housing. And receiving wiretapped informa-| five structures with seven units tion from tfie Watergate, was questioned that an order was issued for McCord's premises to be searched. He did not say when the search occurred. McCord Article Brown Ave., $100; Hardee's Inc., 913 E. Main St., $400,000, addition; Stephen Moulton, 1418 Florence Ave., $100; Harvey Wodis, North West Street, $30,000, warehouse; Charles Williamson, 709 S. Seminary St., $3,100. electronic equipment related to the over-all Watergate' operation, $18,000 in $100 bills! left over from the operation,) subsequently used for lawyers fees; some carbon copies of ._ , j , ^ recent wiretap logs, which I Rib t east IS $4?,079 as its share of state in-'total paid during the previous )ater ag ^ved; a copy 0 f a come tax revenues for June, ac- year was $84,345,277,' he report- lettfir sjgne< j by John Mitcnell cordins to Frank A. Kirk. PH cording to Frank A. Kirk, ed director of the Department of Other Knox County govern Local Government Affairs. mental units received tl)e fol- authorizing me to go to the Internal Security Division of Nixon Loses Some Support Of Corporation Heads: Paper NEW YORK (UPI) — Thejporters of Republican adminis- New York Times reported jtrations, the article said the today that a recent poll it hadipoll indicated if the election PlBlllietl hy ClllI) taken of presidents of majorjwere held today the President ™„ roi^knw/'rwmnnUw corporations indicated Preskwould receive much less The Galesburg Community An Ji M . UrwJ —^ J« =„, Residences Residential permits were is- Advancement Men's Club will dent Nixon had suffered a financial backing. Of that amount, Galesburg re-lowing: Abingdon, $2,896 for thLe department of Justice and howT^rirfealK loss of su PP° rt from l Altn ough 67 P« r cent of tnose cedved $26,706. The total amount;June and $33,479 for the year; i obtajn information regardmgi 2 . 4 pm > AT ^ B .Q Shack the country's leading business-replying to the questionaire paid to «he county this fiscal]A:tana, $398 and $4,610; East: vialence allegedly planned for^ Nortn Henderson Sireet. men - ! sald the y would stm vote for year was $521,027. Of that total, (Galesburg, $519 and $6,005; Hen-I th « Republican National Con-j Proceeds from the event will! The Times said u had - in the President Nixon, the Times Gaiesburg received $308,679. derscn, $154 and $1,786; Knox-!vention; and some penciled| g0 to the Knox County Youth Past three weeks, polled the!said this was substantially The county received $56,156 ville, $2,156 and $24,922; Maquon, notes from January and Febru-A?sn. for the Retarded and to nea ds of 1,453 corporations lower than the 90 per cent who more ttlis year than for 1972 and $275 and $3,181; Oneida, $535, wy 1972 mentioning not only i the Louise T. Harrington Home whose shares are listed on the said they voted for the the city $33,270 more. and $6,192; Rio, $136 and $1,- John Mitchell's name bat the;for Children. New York Stock exchange, and President last November. Municipalities in Illinois re- 582; St. Augustine, $150 and $1,- names of John Dean and Jeb Donations may be made had received replies from 760, a A large number of respond- ceivad $6,990,679 and $1,179,443 735; Victoria, $324 and $3,751; Magruder as meeting with at the door or through Linda figure the newspaper called "a ents (61 per cent), blamed the WWt to counties this June, Kirk Wataga, $419 and $4,848; Wil- Mitchell during those early 1972 Jackson, 655 N. Broad St., or highly reliable sampling." Watergate affair for their loss said. "This completes the dis- liamsfield, $406 and $4,695, and months to discuss the Water- tha Community Advancement Noting that the businessmen of confidence in the administra- The Red Cross Dodge Mobile Collection Unit WILL VISIT Oneida ^ Wed. Date: Aug. 8, 73 Hours: 12 noon to 6 p.m. Loco tion: Methodist Church Ontido, III. triWUon for this fiscal year y*les City, $618 and $7,144. gae break-in." ,Men's Club, PO Box 1002. were traditionally strong sup- tion, according to the Times. Please Donate & Help Others , . . ALL DONORS ARE WELCOME! Our Thanks to the speci a I sponsors "Yoonp Flu* Qn§ Home Extension Unit" Oneida Merchants and the Methodist Church . . . your assistance is greatly appreciated this summer to help meet the communities blood needs due to the many accidents and other emergencies needing blood. GALESBURG REGIONAL Red Cross Blood Center WE ABE AN AGENCY OF THE UNITED WAY I

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