Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on August 7, 1973 · Page 3
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Tuesday, August 7, 1973
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Gdlesburo Register-Mail, Golesburq, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 1973 3 t Wheat Prices Jump Past $4 on Board of Trade m CHICAGO (UPI) - For the first time in the ISO-yew history of the Chicago Board of Trade, wheat future! prices sotted over the $4 a bushel mark Monday, They opened at the permissible upward limit, 10 cents per bushel higher in alt contracts, for the sixth straight day. The board attributed the record $4 04 per bushel level, posted for the September contract, to foreign demand and a bullish report from a private source. The report indicated the spring harvest would fall short of expectations. The ail-time high for any contract was established dally last week from Monday through Friday to shatter the high of $3.50 set last month when the July contract ex* pired. The record prior to last month was set in May 191? at $3.25. New crop soybeans also advanced 40 cents Monday, and soybean oil was up 100 points, or 1 cent a pound. Oats closed the limit of 6 cents a bushel higher. There was a drop in soybean meal old crop options the limit of $15 a ton, but new crop meal advanced up to $10. Illinois Exports Will Top $5 Billion During Year CHICAGO (UP1) — The Illinois Chamber of Commerce | reported today that a new study indicates exports by Illinois producers will exceed $5 billion this year. The total includes an estimated $1.3 billion worth of exported agricultural products, an increase of about 50 per cent over last year's levels. The study was conducted by the International Business and Economic Research Corp. of Washington, D.C., and the results announced by Lester W. Brann Jr. of the state chamber at a news conference. Brann said exports of goods manufactured in Illinois are expected to total $4 billion this year, compared with $2.8 billion in 1971. He also said the study indicated the "cumulative effects" of dollar devaluations and revaluations of foreign currencies indicated Illinois may have a larger share of the world markets in years ahead. U. S. Farm Loan Outlay 73 Per Cent in Year Walker's Demand for Ethics Statements From State Employes Upheld by Court Up SPRINGFIELD (UP!) - A Sangamon County Circuit Court judge has ruled Gov. Daniel Walker has the constitutional power to demand detailed statements of economic interests from some 7,000 state workers tinder his control. But the judge also said Monday Walker's three-man ethics board — charged with processing the financial reports — must tighten up its definitions and procedures before the governor's ethics order can go into effect. Walker's order, issued Feb. 26, goes much further than Illinois' 1972 Ethics Law, then hailed as the toughest in the nation. It requires all his appointees, any state worker drawing $20,000 a year or more and any state employe "subject to undue influence" to bare to public view their financial status. What He Wants Walker's order would force affected employes to file a current statement of net worth, including all assets and liabilities; a statement of income, pinpointing sources of income, amounts received from each source and the nature of transactions performed to earn such income; a list of all gifts over $50 from other than family members, and a statement of "close economic associations" with business or professional entities. Several state employes groups, including the state police, at once took issue with Walker, charging he was overstepping his legal and constitutional bounds by requiring the financial disclosure statements. They filed suit asking that Walker's ethics order be thrown out on grounds it's an unwarranted invasion of privacy and a usurpation of the legislature's lawmaking role. But the judge, J. Waldo Ackerman, said the state constitution specifically gives the governor the right to draw up ethics rules for state employes apart from any law. Ackerman said the right to privacy—like wise guaranteed by the charter —must be weighed against the public good resulting from disclosure. Public Comes First In this instance, Ackerman said, the public interest outweighs the rights of privacy of state workers. "The state's interest in the avoidance of conflicts of inter est between the government and its employes, the disclos ure of the abuse of office and the installation of trust and confidence in state government outweighs the rights of'the individual employes," wrote Ackerman in his 30-page opinion. "While full disclosure is burdensome," Ackerman said, "Anything less would be ineffective in accomplishing the goal." But Ackerman also frowned on the way the governor's ethics board put his disclosure principle into practice. For example, Ackerman said, the board let the head of every state agency decide for itself (which of its employes were in positions of "undue influence' and therefore subject to Walk ler's ethics order. The result, Ackerman said, was that standards for disclos­ ure varied from agency to agency. What the board should have done, Ackerman said, and what he now expects it to do is draw up uniform standards for these "undue influence" employes. No Definition Ackerman also said the board has not defined "reasonable" public inspection. "Does this mean from nine in the morning to five at night?" asked Ackerman. "Or does it mean the information should be avail able to certain people under certain circumstances? We don't know." Ackerman also criticized the board for failing to tell state employes they could appeal their designation as a state worker who must comply with Walker's ethics order. "This procedure was not explained to employes in the board's in structions to them," he said. Furthermore, Ackerman said, Walker can't force state workers to submit those parts of their state and federal income tax returns dealing with itemized deductions. "It is a clear invasion of privacy," he said. More Court Battles? Finally, Ackerman said anybody affected by Walker's order doesn't have to file a statement until the issue is finally resolved — "perhaps by the Illinois or U.S. Supreme Court," he said. Both Ackerman and a spokesman for the Illinois Association of Highway Engineers- one of the plaintiffs—predicted the ruling will be appealed. Walker's ethics order originally required the statements by April 30. So far, about 4,000 of the 7,000 workers affected have turned them in. Restaurants' Supplies of Hamburger Good, Steak Rare WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Agriculture Department's farm loan programs boomed to a record outlay of $1.4 billion in the year ending last June 30, up 73 per cent from the previous year, Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Butz announced today. Officials said the figure included $408 million in farm mortgage loans, $455 million in farm operating loans, and nearly $558 million in disaster emergency credit. All three figures were new records, and the disaster lending total was more than four times the amount lent for that purpose in any previous year. The loans, including nearly $490 million provided by private lenders backed by government insurance or guarantees, were made by the Farmers Home Administration. Officials said the need for emergency credit skyrocketed because of a combination of natural disasters including tropical storm Agnes, droughts in the southwest and floods in the Mississippi Valley. The disaster loan total might have gone-far higher if the administration had not Shut off credit for several months until Congress agreed to tighten terms which previously included outright forgiveness of up to $5,000 in the principal of each loan. Mattoon Farmer Lists Brand CHARLESTON, 111. (UPI) - Another sign of the times: The first cattle brand to be registered in Coles County since July 27, 1889, was entered in the county records Monday. Wayne Andres of Mattoon paid the 15-cent fee required under a state law passed in 1872 and registered his Circle- A brand. "With meat prices so high people are going to either steal or slaughter somebody's stock," Andres said, adding that the news that a farmer in Indiana lost 83 head of cattle to rustlers prompted him to begin branding his stock. Second Trial Is Under Way In Case of ROTC Burning the building, and several of those said they saw him throw stones at the building. Achtenberg admitted throwing stones but denied helping to light the fire. The demonstration was one of many throughout the country which followed the Kent State killings and the Cambodian invasion. U.S. District Judge James H. Meredith already has denied a defense motion to dismiss the charges because the sabotage law is too broad and vague. The law prohibits interference with war materials in a national emergency. The state of emergency was declared by President Harry Truman during the Korean War, and defense attorney Irl Baris argued that "many lawyers are unaware of the continuing effect of the 1950 Korean national emergency declaration." Achtenberg, who has been free on $20,000 bond, is the only one of the six whose case is still in court. ST. LOUIS (UPI) - Opening statements were to be heard today at the second trial for Joel Achtenberg on sabotage charges in connection with the burning of the ROTC building at Washington University during a campus demonstration in May, 1970. A jury of seven men and five women was chosen Monday to hear the charges against Achtenberg, 26, Kansas City, Mo. Achtenberg, a former student at the university, is one of six convicted under a federal sabotage law for the burning of the building. His conviction was reversed by the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals because of trial errors, and the government decided to try him again. The sentence on the first conviction in 1971 was 15 years in prison. The first conviction came about chiefly because of the testimony of campus policeman Frederick Abernathy, who said he saw Achtenberg enter the ROTC building with a torch in his hand- Nine other persons said they saw Achtenberg at The Grass Is Always Greener. Tht professionals do it with •o$f, coll CITYWIDE RUBBISH REMOVAL 342-1134 24 Yt«r$ and 11 Months Experience By WILLIAM CAMPBELL (Staff Writer) You can stilt get hamburgers at most Gaiesburg restaurants but if your tastes lean toward better cuts of meat you may be out of luck. Restaurant owners and managers said Monday they were beginning to feel the squeeze from the nationwide meat shortage. And most agreed that their prices would #> up when the current freeze on beef prices ends. Doris Marshal, manager of Jim's Steakhouse, 951 N. Henderson St., summed up the situation for restaurant operators in one word—"hairy." HER SUPPLIER, based in Peoria, has promised to deliver meat to Jim's as supplies hold out. But she was told to anticipate a limited amount. She agreed with other restaurant operators that the shortage is worst in the top cuts of meat—"especially prime ribs." Legislation is pending on the national level that would remove the Nixon administra- Car Dealers, Union Find Agreement ST. LOUIS (UPI)-A tenta* tive agreement was in effect today on the Illinois side of the metropolitan area in a labor dispute that closed the service departments of most of the area's new car dealers. Picket lines were set up early Monday on both sides of the Mississippi River in the contract dispute between dealers and 1,000 members of Machinists' District 9. Although picketing today closed service departments of the 96 dealers on the Missouri side, the tentative accord on the east side called for the removal of all pickets at the Illinois dealerships. Negotiators meeting in Edwards ville, 111., late Monday agreed that the east side dealers and the union will, accept whatever settlement is reached on the Missouri side. District 9 has about 1,200 member mechanics on the Missouri side of the St. Louis area and about 400 on the east side. The union has separate contracts with the 96 - member Greater St. Louis Automobile Dealers Association and the 55 dealerships of the St. Clair- Madison County Dealers Association in Illinois. Both contracts expired one week ago. Wages and fringe benefits were the chief issue in the contract dispute. Scott To Inspect Children 9 s Homes CHICAGO (UPI) - A spokesman for Illinois Attorney General William Scott says Scott will make on-the-spot inspections this week of several Texas institutions where Illinois children allegedly have been mistreated. The spokesman said Monday that Scott planned to visit homes where the children, wards of Illinois, have been quartered. Scott had said Friday that he would work with Texas officials to try to determine if there was wrongdoing in the institutions. Harold Carr tion's freeze on beef prices. Some interviewed Monday felt the bill would be approved. Harold Carr, manager of Mr. Steak, 1075 N. Henderson St., did. And he is probably; going to raise his, prices 15 to 20 per cent, he said. "I get a small profit margin and I'll Rich Ankeney just pass on the costs—that's all," he said. Carr said he has had no problems acquiring ground . beef, which he gets from local suppliers* But the top-of-the- line cuts he orders from Denver through his home office are about one fourth of nor- Larry Baker mal. "The meat cutters don't have it," he explained with a shrug. CARR BUYS as much meat as he can locally. What he can't find here he orders from Monfort of Colorado. "I pay a little more for it (local meat) when it's better meat," he said, "but . . ." Carr orders meat from Colorado once a week. He said he's had particular problems getting T-bone and strip steaks. Carr has only been in Gaiesburg for a month and as a new manager "I ordered heavy at first so the freezers were full." Now the supply is dwindling. Larry Walters, who operates the Little King Restaurant in the Hill Arcade at Main and Kellogg streets, is closing up shop next week mostly because of the meat shortage. His supplier in Dubuque, Iowa, has laid off about 800 employes and Walters can't get meat there now. He's closing for one week. "I GOT A few hams locally, but that's through now," he said. Will the prices go up at Little King after the freeze? "Oh yeah," he acknowledged. He would not speculate how much. "That's something I'll have to work on next week," he added. HOUSTON (UPI) - Skylab's astronauts return to orbital research |6^-hour behind them and the future Future Brighter for Skylab Mission After 6-Hour Odd-Job Spacewalk . _« 111 *-k * • A _ I I . * ninilnn AM /tiMnAK l/lnifn in ft SI «tS \M i V*t\ C£_rllir flirt lit Before going to bed early today, Lousma told mission today with a record control the 17,000 mile an hour odd-job spacewalk spacewalk "was like riding a white horse on top of the world, considerably brighter for their kind of like Peter Pan." two-month voyage—and for another trip this fall. The silver and white awning Owen K. Garriott and Jack R. Lousma hoisted over the big space station, like sailors raising a sail, has already started dropping interior temperatures, solving an overheating problem. And space officials have sounded more optimistic that Skylab 2's three astronauts will be able to return to Earth in their mechanically troubled Apollo module as planned, rather than having to be rescued. The spacewalkers also installed film in four solar telescopes, and Garriott's main job today was to turn on Skylab's observatory and examine the sun. Scientists say the research ship is giving them new insights into the solar mechanisms that generate the awesome energy sustaining life on Earth. Lousma and mission commander Alan L. Bean were concentrating on medical experiments, and all three pilots hoped to get in some rest from Monday's fatiguing spacewalk. It was by far the longest men had spent outside an orbiting spaceship and doubled the mark set by the Skylab astronauts in June. Ground controllers, meanwhile, breathed easier after a thorough check of engineering data radioed back from Skylab showed that its cooling system was in better shape than originally believed. It was first reported Sunday night that both cooling systems were leaking and flight directors said they would last only 60 days. However, George Hardy, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Grandpa Car/sen We Love Vou STACY & AILYSON From . . . TOKYO, JAPAN chief space station engineer, said late Monday a review showed that only one system had a definite leak and if the secondary plumbing complex was leaking, the coolant loss was so small Skylab's operation would not be affected. Ground communicator Robert L. Crippen radioed the news to the astronauts before they went to bed early today. "Good news," replied Bean. "We concur," Crippen said. Hardy said neither the current mission, with 49 more days to go, nor the 56-day flight of the Skylab 3 astronauts would be affected. Nevertheless, engineers were studying the possibility of providing the next crew with a coolant replenishing kit. Work Continues Work continued on a rescue craft at Cape Kennedy, to be used if the Skylab astronauts can't use the disabled ship, but Skylab program director William C. Schneider has said he's confident the astronauts will be able to return using the remaining two good rockets. Walters said the price of ham — unaffected by the freeze — increased by a third last week. "I got some from Swift. But no more," he recalled. Ray Shamblee, assistant manager at Bonanza Sirloin Pit, 1349 N. Henderson St., agreed the prices would be going up when the freeze is lifted. "Oh, yeah, we've talked about it. He (the manager) ordered — I don't know how many — cases of our number one, and we only got one case," Shamblee said. RESTAURANTS that sell mostly hamburgers reported they were having no problems. Both Rich Ankeney, manager of McDonald's, 1072 N. Henderson St., and Larry Baker, who operates the Steak "n" Shake Restaurant next door, said they had encountered no problems order- ins ground beef. Neither would comment on possible price increases after the price freeze. Lawmaker Plans To Seek Funds ST. LOUIS (UPI) - Rep. James W. Symington, D-Mo., says lie will seek federal funds to cover the cost of fighting the fire that destroyed the top floor of the Military Personnel Records Center in suburban Overland July 12. Symington said he would introduce a private relief bill to authorize the secretary of the Treasury to reimburse each of the 36 fire districts that fought the blaze for their costs, which will come to more than $26,000. The federal property is not assessed for local taxing purposes, which means it does not pay its share of the cost of supporting fire protection in the area where it is located. .CEMETERY Hinntrliff- -pearson,. west -inc FUNERAL DIRECTORS 1070 WEST FREMONT STREET... 343-2101 GALESBURQ 4

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