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Galesburo rUflisfer*Mail, Golesburq> Monday, Aug> &# 1972 3 Economist: Act To Avoid Harvest Time Shortage CHAMPAIGN, 111. (UP!) - A University (/Illinois agricultural economist has urged farmers and grain elevator operators to take steps now to avoid fuel storage and transportation shortages at harvest time this year. Economist Lowell Hill urged farmers and elevators using LP gas to fill storage tanks immdiately "to assure their supply and lessen delivery problems during periods of peak usage." He reported in a weekend statement that the Illinois LP Gas Association says suppliers of the gas, the major fuel used for drying corn, expect to receive only 10.6 per cent of their needs through April 1,1974. Hill warned any farmer planning to install drying equipment that he should "first be certain he'll be able to obtain fuel." He also advised that farmers "reserving storage space now will enable elevators to anticipate the amount of grain to expect and, in some cases, to make arrangements for extra space if needed." Hill said the chronic transpiration problem probably will be at its worst "on the edges of the cash-grain area in counties where storage is inadequate to handle excess production." Congress Keeps Loophole In Subsidy Ceiling Rules By BERNARD BRENNER UPI Farm Editor WASHINGTON (UPI) - Congress has ordered the ceiling on subsidy payments to big cotton and grain farmers slashed sharply in 1974, but it has simultaneously preserved one potential "loophole" in enforcement of the ceiling rules and substantially widened a second one. On the Fam Front House Speaker Blair Thinks He'd Make Good Governor; Not 'In Running' —Yet The current ceiling, under a law effective from 1971 through 1973 crops, is $55,000 a year per farmer for each of three crops—wheat, feed grains and cotton. A grower who produced the usual combination of maximum enligible acreage of all three crops could theoretically get a total of $165,000 a year. . •• , UNDER A NEW bill which cleared Congress last Friday, the ceiling for four years beginning in 1974 is lowered to $20,000 per former for all three crops. While reducing the ceiling, however, Congress also: —Retained for cotton growers the right to sell or lease all or part of their planting allotments to other farmers. This means cotton planters, who get most of the over$20,000 federal payments, could sidestep the impact of the reduced ceiling by renting part of their allotments to growers who are small enough to fall below the payment calling. —Ordered the Agriculture Department to return to a regulation used in 1971 under which the agency, in figuring whether a farmer has reached his payment limit, ignores money paid to a farming corporation in which the grower has less than a 50 per cent interest. Under this 1971 rule for example, a farmer might operate his own farm and get $20,000 in cotton subsidy payments—the legal ceiling. BUT IN ADDITION, he could own 49 per cent of, the stock in a separate fanning corporation in the next county Which also drew, $20,000 in cotton payments. The farmer's share of the corporate payment would not be counted as part of his personal limitation. Jury Convicts Two Officers In 'Hit Squad 9 Case Trial By JEFFERY L. SHELEft and TOM LAUE SPRINGFIELD, 111. (UPI) House Speaker W. Robert Blair, the controversial strongman of the Illinois General Assembly and a constant thorn in Gov. Daniel Walker's flesh, thinks someone like himself should replace Walker in 1976. "If the type of person who would fill the governor's office is one who has a vital, day-today, ongoing interest in the total operation of state government—I have that interest," Blair said in an exclusive interview with UPI. But when asked flatly if he will seek the Republican nomination for governor, Blair, 42, hesitates and remarks about it being "three and a half years away, and there's a lot of water over the dam between now and then." Some of that "water" which Blair hopes will spill harmlessly over the dam before 1976 includes growing discontent among voters in his home district and threats to his ambi­ tions posed by a fistful of political enemies. Almost Ideal Position But despite those hazards, the fair -haired, blue-eyed native of West Virginia, now an attorney from the Chicago suburb of Park Forest, holds an almost ideal position from which to base a statewide campaign. As a second term speaker of the House and a legislator since J964, Blair has emerged as leader of the Republican opposition to Walker — waging an almost endless war of words with the Democratic governor over virtually every issue, from mass transit and freeways to tax relief. "I think it is more by accident than design that I've been placed in (he position of confronting the governor," Blair said. "When the governor's office is held by someone of the opposite party I think it puts the speaker in a position of having to take the lead for his own party. "This time it's especially true when you have a governor who has intentionally set out to play the assembly as the heavy, the bad guy. I think he intention-' ally wants some confrontation. He got it. He deserved it." His Statewide Exposure The net result of this ongoing strife has been statewide exposure for Bob Blair and an association of his name with the governor's. Blair's public imiage was given a further boost during the spring session when the lawmakers approved his half - cent sales tax cut instead of Walker's $10 income tax credit. Blair's bill is still awaiting Walker's signature. Other legislation that won him publicity included his ill- fated campaign disclosure bill, a Republican-sponsored freeway construction program and a plan to create a regional mass transit system. Blair and other legislative leaders plan a second summit meeting with Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley Monday to discuss the proposed transit system. Walker is not scheduled to attend. Also to Blair's advantage is his apparent stature as the only ranking Republican who has shown an interest in the governorship-. Senate President William Harris and Comptroller George Lindberg appear content with their new posts and U.S. Sen. Charles Percy is seriously eyeing the White House. As for Attorney General William Scott, "I think the attorney general would make a good candidate for the \J$. Senate," Blair said. If Scott, the state's biggest Republican vote-getter in 1972, were to challenge incumbent Sen. Adlai E. Stevenson III in 1974—a prospect Scott has not ruled out —he would be neu tralized as a contender for the governorship two years later. Hence, Blair is one of Scott's most vigorous promoters. "I've always heard that rather than becoming involved in the day - to - day administrative work that goes on (in the gov ernor's office) the attorney gen­ eral Would like something perhaps a little different,'* Blair said. "I think being U.S. senator would be a little different." A Clear Shot With Scott gone off to Washington or banished to political oblivion, Blair would emerge as the unchallenged party leader in Illinois and would have a clear shot at the governor's mansion. But before Blair leaps into a statewide race, a venture he has never before undertaken, he must hurdle at least two formidable obstacles: The voters back home and dissident Republicans in the House. Blair's leadership role in negotiations to set up a regional transit system stirred trouble in Will County where civic leaders, newspapers and voters are far from sold on the plan. The Joliet Herald-News ran four editorials criticizing Blair for sponsoring the plan and for failing to hold public hearings in his own district. Voters arc concerned that taxes may climb to pay for a new mass transit system many believe is unneeded. As a result, it may be ell Blair can do just to get reelected to the General Assembly in 1974. Said one alderman, from the Will County town of Wilmington: "If Blair plans to run for office again, it better be for governor." Problems in House Blair also may face problems in the House during the next three years where a group of dissident Republicans, angry over what they call Blair's arrogance and dictatorial style, may try to torpedo his political ambitions. A successful challenge to Blair's speakership in 1975 could mark the end of his gubernatorial hopes. Hanging on to what he's got may be Blair's most difficult task. And, as he readily admits, three and a half years is a long time. "Things can heppen, so you just don't know," Blair said. "I'm just going to make sure we keep the operations of state government functioning." CHICAGO (UPI) -"A federal jury Sunday convicted a former Chicago policeman of depriving two men of their civil rights by killing them. A convicted narcotics dealer was found guilty of violating the civil rights law for hiring the sergeant, to commit one of the murders. A third defendant in the nine- week-long "hit squad" trial, suspended policeman William Tolliver, was acquitted. Former policeman Stanley B. Robinson, 37, was convicted of conspiring "with persons unknown" to deprive citizens of their constitutional rights, resulting in the death of Verdell Smith and Jeff Beard. In total, Robinson was found guilty of seven counts. He could be sen tenced to life imprisonment. Tolliver, a suspended burglary investigator, was acquitted of the same charges. The jury of seven women and five men, which deliberated 15% hours, found William Taylor guilty of being an accessory to one of the murder victims, i The government had contended that Robinson was paid $1,500 by Taylor to eliminate Taylor's drug - peddling competitors. Robinson intended to use the fee from the murders, the prosecution contended, to buy explosives for a planned $1 million armored car robbery that never took place. U.S. District Court Judge Philip W. Tone immediately revoked Robinson's $25,000 bond on the grounds he was "a danger to the community." Taylor, already serving a 15-year prison sentence for heroin smuggling, was in custody throughout the trial. William O'Neal, an FBI informer and key government witness, testified that he witnessed both slayings. He said Robinson tortured and killed Beard and claimed Tolliver killed Smith. Taylor allegedly paid Robinson to kill Beard. No date was set for sentencing. Lee Steele, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Steele, Knoxville, Saturday showed the grand champion barrow in the 1973 Knox County Fair. The pig, a 215-pound crossbred Hamp- Champion Barrow A Little Pull shire-Chester White, was born Feb. 1. Steele plans to enter the animal in Illinois State Fair competition, where he showed the junior show champion barrow last year. . . . goes a long way. Randy Coy, driving a John Deere garden tractor, tugged a load 144-feet-6 inches during the garden tractor division of the Knox County Tractor Pull dur­ ing competition Saturday afternoon at the Knox County Fair. (Register-Mail photos by Dale Humphrey.) Here Are Fair Contest Results Man on Highway Struck by Auto The coroner said it was not known how Sales' got onto the SHAWNEETOWN, 111. (UPI) — Gallatin County Coroner Bill Edwards has ordered an autopsy in the death of Mike Sales, 25, Equality, who was struck by a car west of here on Illinois 13 early today. Edwards said Sales was lying on the highway when he was struck by a car driven by Robert Ewen, Shawneetown. To passengers were riding with Ewen, Edwards said. Cord of Thanks We wish to express Our heartfelt thanks to ail Our relatives and many friends, also Dr. Wilcutts and Dr. Bohan and nurses of Cottage hospital. Rev. Shearer for his prayers and comforting expressions of sympathy, food, flowers in the bereavement for Our husband and falher, William Floyd Brown Sr. who passed away on July 12. Mr*. Op*l Brown Mr. ft Mr*, fill Brown ft F«mily Mr. ft Mr$. J »mt« (Of rl«n«) Sport*m*n ft Nmiiy highway or if he was dead before he was struck by the Ewen auto. Two Die in Crash JACKSONVILLE, 111. (UPI)Randall J. Keehner, 17, and Louis Thaxton, 13, both of Jacksonville, were killed Saturday night when the car in which they were riding went out of control on a Morgan County road northeast of here and struck an embankment, police said- Here are the final results of judging at the 1973 Knox County Fair. Winners are listed in order of finish. Department L — Flowers Arrangements: Dried Materials — Dorothy.Cas- teel, Galesburg; Deane Olinger, Galesburg, Rita Carlson, Galesburg. Purple Flowers — Mary Theilen, Abingdon, Rose Hammerlund, Galesburg, Mrs. Garland Dillon, Galesburg. Religious — Dorothy Casteel, Andrea Monson, Joy, Mrs. Rose Hammerlund. Zinnias — Dorothy Casteel, Manlea Moelier, Galesburg, Mary Shover, Knoxville. Any Arrangement — Dorothy Casteel, Marilyn White, Abingdon, Rita Carlson. Patriotic — Rose Hammerlund, Dorothy Casteel, Tina Moshier. Mixed Flowers — Manlea Moelier, Mary Shover, Tina Moshier. Green Foliages — Dorothy Casteel, Mrs. Garland Dillon, Rose Hammerlund. Christmas Arrangements — Dorothy Casteel, Deane Olinger. Yellow Flowers — Mary Shover, Mary Theilen, Rose Hammerlund. White Flowers — Dorothy Casteel, Mrs. Frank Ward, Rose Hammerlund. Unusual Container — Deane Olinger, Dorothy Casteel, Dean Olinger. Any Flowers — Dorothy Casteel, Mary Shover, Dean Olinger. Waterfront — Dorothy Casteel, Rita Carlson, Neva Fach, Galesburg. Roses — Mrs. Garland Dillon. Best of Fair — Dorothy Casteel, Deane Olinger, Dorothy Casteel. Tractor Pull Garden Tractor — Jeff Wilcoxen, St. Augustine, Economy, 183-feet-6 inches; Montie White, Knoxville, IHC Cadet, 173 feet; Joe Burgess, Knoxville, IHC Cadet, 171-feet-l inch; Joe Nichols, Galesburg, Husky 1253, 155-feet-lO inches. Randy McCoy-Sonny Shreeves, J.D. 140, 144- feet-6 inches. S500 pounds — Jerry Caldwell, Edeistine, JD-G. 130-feet-10 inches; Loren Smith. Gilson, International M, 116-feet-10 inches; Buster Skinner, Maquon, International M, 106- feet-2 inches; Jim Metzger, Dunlap, Massey 44, 101-feet-7 inches, Gene Lievens. Dahinda, International Super M, 100-feet-5 inches. •MO pound — Gary Pullen, Dunlap. IHC 560. 226-feet-ll inches; Jerry Caldwell, Princeville, JD 720, 21S-feet-3 inches; Murray Campbell, Peoria, IHC 560, 212-feet-ll inches; Bernie Rock, Princeville, JD 730, 211-feet-2 inches, John Megan, Monica, JD 820, 210-feet-2 inches. 12,500 pounds — Lee Streltmatter, Speer, JD 4020, all the way; Rene Goff, Gilson, IHC 806 D, 279 feet; Gary Ecklund. Gilson, JD 4020, 272- feet-1 inch; George Courter. GUson, International 806 D, 270-ieet-9 inches, Marvin Johnson, Williamsfield, IHC 856, 250-feet-6 inches. 14,000 pounds — Steve Stone, Wa taga, Case 1270, 269-feet-4 inches; Bob Snyder, LaFayette, IHC 1450, 260-feet-l inch; Gene Wilson and Steve Westbay, Knoxville, IHC 1466, 240 feet; Doug Baird, Yates City, IHC 1206, 237-feet-7 inches, Jim Curara, Galesburg, IHC 1256, 236- feet-8 inches. Department G — Swine Hampshire: Senior Boar — Mike Larson, Monmouth. January Boar — Lee Steele, Knoxville; John Hunt, Galesburg, Richard and Robert Palmer, Galva. February Boar — Lee Steele, Richard and Robert Palmer, Claire Pottorf, Rio. March Boar — Claire Pottorf, Claire Pottorf. Senior Champion Boar — Mike Larson, Junior Champion Boar — Lee Steele, Lee Steele. Reserve Junior Champion Boar — Lee. Steele. Grand Champion Boar — Lee Steele. Reserve Grand Champion Boar — Junior Yearling Sow — Mike Larson. Senior Sow — Lee Steele. January Gilt — Claire Pottorf, Lee Steele, Richard and Robert Palmer. February Gilt — Lee Steele, John Hunt, Claire Pottorf. March Gilt — Claire Pottorf, Richard and Robert Palmer, Claire Pottorf. Senior Champion Sow — Mike Larson. Reserve Senior Champion Sow — Lee Steele. Junior Champion Gilt — Lee Steele. Reserve Junior Champion Gilt — Claire Pottorf. Grand Champion — Mike Larson. Reserve Grand Champion — Lee Steele. Pair of Gilts — Lee Steele. Claire Pottorf, Richard and Robert Palmer. Accident Near Elgin Kills Five Persons ELGIN, 111. (UPI) - Five persons were killed and three others were injured during the weekend in a three-vehicle accident on the Northwest Toll- way at Illinois 25. Police said a car driven by Robert Tabbtert, 49, Elgin, Saturday entered onto the tollway from Illinois 25 and struck a semitrailer driven by Glen Hackman, 29, Woodstock. The truck then struck an auto driven by Walter Oestmann, 48, Valparaiso, Ind., and rolled over on top of the car, killing all of the auto's occupants. The dead were identified as Oestmann, his wife, Helen, 51, and Oestmaim's passengers, August Dietz, 80, Blue. Island, Dietz' wife, Martha, 75, and Mrs. Martha Boss, 60, Dundee, Hackman, Taibbtert and Donald Alderson, 51, Elgin, a pas senger in the Tabbtert ard ancf Robert Palmer, Clair Pottorf. Pair of Purebred Barrows — Claire Pottorf, Lee Steele, Richard and Robert Palmer. Single Purebred Barrow — Claire Pottorf, Lee Steele, Mike Larson. Spotted Poland China: February Boar — David Breiner, Knoxville; Wendy Shoemate, Ab inigdon, Wendy Shoemate. Junior Champion Boar — David Breiner. Reserve Junior Champion Boar — Wendy Shoemate. Grand Champion Boar — David Breiner. Reserve Grand Champion Boar — Wendy Shoemate. Junior Yearling Sow — Wendy Shoemate. January Gilt — Howard Breiner. February Gilt — Dallas Kaestner, Kewanee; David Breiner, Wendy Shoemate. March Gilt — Dallas Kaestner, Dallas Kaestner. Senior Champion Sow — Wendy Shoemate. Junior Champion Gilt — Dallas Kaestner. Reserve Junior Champion Gilt — Dallas Kaestner. Grand Champion — Dallas Kaestner. Reserve Grand Champion — Dallas Kaestner. Pair of Gills — Dallas Kaestner, Howard Breiner, David Breiner. Pair of Purebred Barrows — Dallas Kaestner. Single Purebred Barrow — Dallas Kaestner, DaUas Kaestner. Berkshire: Junior Yearling Boar — Seastedt and Son, Hanna City. Senior Boar — Seastedt and Son, Seastedt and Son. January Boar — Seastedt and Son, Celia Shimmin, Roseville, Randal Shimmin. Roseville. February Boar — Celia Shimmin, Crumbley Brothers, East Peoria, Celia Shimmin. March Boar — Celia Shimmin, Celia Shimmin, Randal Shimmin. Senior Champion Boar — Seastedt and Son. / Reserve Senior Champion Boar — Seastedt and Son. Junior Champion Boar — Celia Shimmin. Reserve Junior Champion Boar — Crumbley Brothers. Grand Champion Boar — Celia Shimmin. Reserve. Grand Champion Boar — Crumbley Brothers. Junior Yearling Sow — Seastedt and Son, Seastedt and Son. Senior Sow — Seastedt and Son, Seastedt and Son. January GUI — Crumbley Brothers, Crumbley Brothers, Seastedt and Son. February GiU — .Crumbley Broth era. Celia Shimmin, Celia Shimmin. March Gilt — Celia Shimmin, Celia Shimmin, Seastedt and Son. Senior Champion Sow — Seastedt and Son. Reserve Senior Champion Sow - Seasttdt and Son. Junior Champion Sow — Crumb ley Brothers Pair of Gills — Crumbley Brothers, Celia Shimmin, Celia Shimmin. Young Herd — Crumbley Brothers, Celia Shimmin, Seastedt and Son. Pair of Purebred Barrows — Crumbley Brothers, Celia Shimmin, Randal Shimmin. Single Purebred Barrow — Crumbley Brothers, Crumbley Brothers, Celia Shimmin. Yorkshires: Senior Boar — Stcck and Family, Wataga. January Boar — Debbie Steck, Wataga, Dean Steck, Wataga. February Boar — David Steck, Wataga; David Steck, Dean Steck. March Boar — Debbie Steck, Debbie Steck, Dean Steck. Senior Champion Boar — Steck and Family. Junior Champion Boar — Debbie Steck. Reserve Junior Champion Boar — David Steck. Grand Champion Boar — Debbie Steck. Reserve Grand Champion Boar — David Steck. January Gilt — Debbie Steck, Debbie Steck, Dean Steck. February Gilt — David Steck, David Steck. March Gilt — Debbie Steck, Deb- Steck. Dean Steck. Junior Champion Gilt — Debbie Steck. Reserve Junior Champion Gilt — Debbie Steck. Grand Champion — Debbie Steck. Reserve Grand Champion — Deb- Pair of Gills — Debbie Steck, David Steck, Dean Steck. Young Herd — Debbie Steck, Dean Steck. Single Purebred Barrow — Debbie Steck, Mike Larson. Crossbredt: Pair of Crossbred Barrows — l^ee Steele, Christine Steele, Knoxville, Celia Shimmin. Single Crossbred Barrow — Lee Steele, Lee Steele, Christine Steele. Champion Barrow Show: Grand Champion — Lee Steele. Reserve Grand Champion — Claire Pottorf. Grand Champion Pair of Barrows j_^gg Steele Reserve Grand Champion Pair — Claire Pottorf. Knox County 4-H Members Move Into Fair Spotlight The annual Knox County 4-H Club Show got under way today at the county fairgrounds, only hours after the last exhibitor in last week's Knox County Fair livestock show had left. Clean-up of the grounds and buildings was being conducted by the young exhibitors, who then moved their animals into the stalls. Steers and market lambs were to be weighed this afternoon by 4-H fair officials. Other 4-H projects were on display in buildings at the fairgrounds. Judging will begin Tuesday morning with the swine breeding stock show and sheep show, followed by judging of electrical projects and home grounds improvement displays. Beef breeding stock will be evaluated Tuesday afternoon. Other exhibits to be judged Tuesday include garden and flower displays. Poultry and rabbit shows will also be held Tuesday. Tuesday at 7 p.m., a horse and pony show will be held. Wednesday's activities will include a market barrow show. Immediately following on-hoof judging Wednesday, the barrows will be shipped for slaughter. Other highlights of Wednesday's show will be the steer show during the afternoon and the Knoxville Jaycee Calf Sale at 7:30 p.m. Reserve Junior Champion Gilt oiitn i Crumbley Brothers. , a . '! Grand Champion were hospitalized with injuries iBrothe^ Suffered in the accident. I Crumbley Brothers. Crumbley Champion Whatffvcr tfw "SAYJTIEaT 1 ANDERSON florists m N. BROAD WILL THE HELP BE THERE? •WfjIiiH'Jv Who will help your families and friends in the event of an emergency? Floods and tornadoes don't always happen someplace else. The "Guard" has openings for MEN. Serve your community, your country, and yourself. Earn a little money and a lot of pride! NATIONAL GUARD 149 N. Broad 342-6320 if

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