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Wednesday, August 8, 1973
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Crash Kills 5 Person* In Rock Island County TAYLOR RIDGE, 111. (UPI) - Four members of a rural Taylor Ridge family and a Rock Island man died Tuesday in a two*ar collision at the intersection of Illinois 72 and a country road. The dead were identified as Anna Seitz, 66, her daughter-in-law, Virginia Seitz, 32, and the latter's son, Mark 4, as well as a passenger in the second car, Ronald Hughes, 22, Rock Island. Another of the Seitz children, Michael, 9, died two and a half hours later at Moline Public Hospital. A third Seitz son, David, 10, was listed in critical condition at the hospital. The driver of the second car, Randy Earnest, 17, Moline, was also hospitalized in critical condition. Authorities said witnesses told them the Seitz car was westbound on Illinois 72 When it was struck by the car driven by Earnest. , Insurance Fraud Is Alleged In Engine Inventor's Death EAST ST. LOUIS, 111. (UPI) —An insurance firm has filed an amended federal court suit that Charges one of the partners of slain inventor Victor G. Null with.taking out a $2 million insurance policy on Null's life as part of a fraud scheme. The complaint filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court by Lloyd's of London charges htat Ronald Calvert, the partner, took out the policy because he intended for Null to "die, disappear or become totally disabled." Null, who was working on a turbine engine aimed at eliminating pollution, was found shot to death in his East St. Louis office last Nov. 9. The killing remains unsolved and no arrests have been made. Lloyd's of London has refused to pay the $2 million. The policy named Calvert and four other partners in H.C.S. Turbine Co. as beneficiaries. The amended suit alleges that Calvert "was the principal partner" of the firm and that he made "all decisions" in the partnership. The suit said that before Calvert organized the firm, he "conceived and implemented a plan or scheme to defraud in surance companies whereby ac ddent or casualty insurance, usually in the largest amounts obtainable, would be secured with the intention of acusing the event insured against, un der the policy, to happen." The complaint said at the time the policy was taken out with Lloyds "it was intended by said Ronald F. Calvert that the insured person, Victor G Null, would die, disappear or become totally or permanently disabled during the policy period." "Specifically, with reference to life insurance, the plan involved locating a person seeking venture capital and offering to supply such capital on the condition that the life of the person seeking capital be insured under a policy naming or policies naming said Ronald F Calvert or persons designated by said Calvert as beneficiaries," the suit said. Search Resumes for Victim In Crash Near Meigs Field CHICAGO (UPI)—The search [spokesman said Pachner check- for the victim of a Monday jed out to return to Wisconsin night light plane crash in Lake;Monday afternoon Golesbura Reoister*Moif, Galesbura, 11K Wednesday, Aug, 8, 1973 3 Fewer Entries at Fair Livestock Show Attributed to Higher Beef, Pork Price Michigan, just off Meigs Field, resumed at dawn today. Fire department scuba divers Tuesday found the wreckage of the Cessna 182 in 25 feet of water about a quarter of a mile off shore. The pilot was believed to be William Pachner, president of the Doerflinger Artificial Limb Co., Milwaukee, Wis., who was here for an orthodonics and protheties convention. The victim has not been positively identified because a complete flight plan was never filed at Meigs. But a hotel The search today began in an area about 100 feet from the four-seater plane where divers Tuesday found a wrist watch- believed to be Pachner's. Scuba divers also found a briefcase in the wreckage, bearing Pachner's name tag, and several business papers with Pachner's firm on the letter • head> Spokesmen for the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board said a thorough investigation into the cause of the mishap could not begin until the wreckage has been hoisted from the lake. By ROBERT KIECKHEFER SPRINGFIELD (UPI) High prices for beef and pork apparently are affecting even the nation's largest livestock show — the Illinois State Fair. Fair officials said Tuesday livestock competition entries are below last year's level for both types of meat animals. Beef cattle entries are down from 2,293 last year to 1,844. Swine totals dropped from 6,170 year ago to 5,713 for this year's fair, scheduled to open Thursday for a "preview day." Officer Says Accused Left Arson Clues ST. LOUIS (UPI)-A former Army officer said Tuesday at the sabotage trial of Joel Achtenberg that an Army ROTC building on the campus of Washington University showed evidence of arson after a student demonstration in May, 1970. ! James F. Kudrna, a retired Army colonel who was a professor of military science at tfne university, said he examined the building the morning of May 5, 1970,-iollowing the disturbance. He said he found scorch marks on a rafter and desk, and a partially burned piece of clohting. Entered Building Prosecutor Jerry Murphy, in opening remarks before the jury of seven men and five women in U.S. District Court, said he would show Achtenberg entered Dhe building twice with flaming material in his hand. Murphy said a large group of demonstrators, angered over the Kent State killings and Cambodian invasion, took part in a rally and demonstration that ended at the site of the Army and Air Force ROTC buildings. Achtenberg is being retried on the 1 sabotage charge after his first conviction was reversed by tJhe U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals because of errors in his trial. Achtenberg was one of six persons convicted under a federal sabotage law prohibiting interference with war materials during a state of national emergency. Fined, On Probation Lawrence Kojjan, 27, Cleveland, was fined $3,000 and placed on three years' probation for his part in the demonstration. Howard Mechanic, 23, St. Louis, was sentenced to five years in prison but jumped bail and is still at large. Napoleon Bland Jr., 27, St. Louis, pleaded guilty and is serving a 10- year sentence in^federal prison at Terre Haute, Ind. Michael Rudofker, 22, Jackson Heights, N.Y., pleaded guilty and was placed on probation for three years. Joseph Eisenberg, 23, St. Louis, was convicted and sentenced to one year in prison. The final six months of his sentence was I suspended and he was placed on three years' probation. His conviction was upheld by the appellate court and the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear any further appeal. Man Is Named To Library Staff Appointment of Michael J. Haeuser to the Knox College staff has been announced by Hermann R. Muelder, acting president. Haueser will work as public service librarian in the college's library. A native of LaCrosse, Wis., he earned bachelor's and master's degrees in history and a master's degree in library science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a member of the Society of American Archivists and the American Historical Assn. Village's Voters End Prohibition MENDOTA, HI. (UPI) - The village of La MoiJIe, located in Bureau County about eight miles west of here, voted Tuesday night to abolish prohibition. The measure passed by one vote—148 to 147. Three of the 298 ballots cast were tossed! out. La Moille has a population of about 800. There are 340 registered voters. James long, a fair spokesman, said entries seem to reflect economic conditions in the livestock industry. Two years ago, he said, with President Nixon's Phase I economic guidelines fresh, "the market was tight and our entries were down. Last year the market was good and our entries were way up. This year the market is tight and our entries are down by about as much as they were up last year "We're already the largest show in the nation. We're super -big already, so when economic conditions are tight, we lose a lot of marginal exhibitors who might not be able to afford to come or might not have good stock," Long said. Still, the 1973 fair will have well over 7,000 animals entered in dozens of competitive categories) ranging from the prestigious steer and barrow shows all the way to a dairy goat milk production contest and a rooster crowing jamboree. The fair will have 12 geese on the grounds, 337 rabbits, 58 heavy horses and 172 pigeons scattered among the more conventional meat, dairy and breeding animals. Several thousand show and working horses will swell the total number of livestock on the grounds during the fair's 104ay run to nearly 10,000. The lure drawing those animals, aside from the recogni tion offered to owners and breeders of winners, is more than $200,000 in premiums. The fair offers $61,240 in prizes for beef cattle; $49,160 for winning swine; $36,963 for dairy cattle, and $27,959 for sheep. Another $42,720 is provided for winners in "junior" competition, where animals are raised and shown by members of 4-H or Future Farmers of America. Yet another lure is the possibility of fantastically ' high prices at the annual governor's auction of the fair's grand champion steer, barrow and wether. Last year the fair's top steer — a 1,140-pound black Angus Inamed "Right Time"—brought a record $10,000 for his owner, Dennis Buehen, 16, Avon. Jerry Sebastian of Chicago, representing Henrici's Restaurants, paid the record price. The 1972 grand champion barrow also brought a record price — $8,400. Harold Heinold of Kouts, Ind., bought the Hampshire raised by Colleen Callahan, 21, Milford, renamed it from "Lucky" to "Ambassador" and had it shipped to Russian Premier Alexei Kosy- gin as a good-will gift. Top Swine Show Christine Steele, 11, and her 15-year-old brother, Lee, children of Mr. and Mrs. James Steele, Knoxville, Tuesday showed the champion and reserve champion barrows in the 1973 Knox County 4-H Show at the county Bakalis Reports fairgrounds at Knoxville. Christine showed her Chester White-Hampshire crossbred to the championship, and Lee's Hampshire" barrow was chosen reserve grand champion. Best in Breed Bruce Litchfield, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Litchfield, Knoxville, won grand champion honors Tuesday in the Knox County 4-H Show with this Suffolk ewe. He also showed the champion pen of market lambs. He is a member of the Circle-K 4-H Club. Involvement Key To School Vigor NEW YORK (UPI) - Ulinoislmust be firmly reestablished." Superintendent of Public In-1 — Citizen participation does struction Michael J. Bakalis not mean administrators must said today that greater citizen participation in policy - making is essential to the survival of schools. "Public support for education is diminishing and will continue to do so until participatory environments are created," Bakalis said in. remarks prepared for a noon speech to the American Management Association. Bakalis said his experience in Illinois convinced him that future school administrators must recognize seven "characteristics of policy-making." —"From the standpoint of public education, greater citizen participitation is desirable, and, I suspect, inevitable." —"The attitudes and opinions of citizens should be regularly and systematically sought and weighed in the formulation of educational policy by administrators and school board members." —"Lay. control of education By Governor "surrender or even share" policy - making rdles, but it requires "that citizens be permitted real opportunities to influence the exercise of these prerogatives and the choices made by policymakers and administrators." —"School administrators must broaden their concept of efficiency and traditional management values to accommodate expanding societal needs and citizen perceptions of program effectiveness." —"Expanded citizen participation is likely to cause some professional discomfort and inconvenience — a necessary but modest price for a more effective and responsive educational system." — "Educational administrators must be prepared and trained more effectively to navigate in participatory environments." Champion Milk Cow Kevin Courson, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. dairy cattle competition Tuesday during the David H. Courson, Williamsfield, showed his Knox County 4-H Show. (Register-Mail photos Holstein cow to the grand championship in by Steve Stout.) ' Signing Is Set For Mineral Tax MOUNT VERNON, 111. (UPI) —Gov. Daniel Walker is scheduled to sign into law at a news conference today a minerals sales tax bill that will channel the existing 1 per cent retail sales tax on mined minerals to counties where they are mined. State Rep. Richard O. Hart, D-Benton, said Tuesday he was advised by the governor's staff that Walker would sign the bill. In Springfield, Walker press aide Mark Clark confirmed Walker intends to sign the bill. Following the 4:45 p.m. news conference at the Holiday Inn here, the governor will appear at one of his accountability sessions at the Mount Vernon City Park at 7:45 p.m. Hart said House Bill 128 pro minerals are extracted instead of where they are sold or ordered. It does not apply to minerals sold out of state. He estimated that the tax brings in $3 million to $4 million annually in the state and that Southern Illinois counties, the heart of the state's coal fields, will probably share in from $1 million to $2 million they are not now receiving. "I personally am overjoyed the governor is signing this bill since the main reason I sought office was to try to improve the economy of this area, and I feel this is a milestone. I have asked the governor's staff for the pen he will use to sign the bill," Hart said. "Under terms of the bill, it will become effective Sept. 1— vides that the existing retail on the first of the month follow sales tax on minerals be distributed to counties where the ing becoming said. a law," Hart Congratulations To the Winners of the Drawings of a / New Savings Account From the Farmers And Mechanics at the Knox County Fair »10 '50 $ 75 Kevin Flaherty 219 N. Arthur, Galciburg, III. Roy Green Roseville, III. Francis Kelso Gilson, III. Mrs. Fred Soylor 426 W. South, Gahnbili* III. THE FARMERS AND MECHANICS BANK SALES8URG, IUJNOI8

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