Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on August 10, 1973 · Page 3
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, August 10, 1973
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<5 Q Iesbtirfl R#aiste MQ iI f GolesburgjJL Friday, Aug, 10, 1?73_ j Walker's Signature Creates Illinois Agency for Elderly CHICAGO (UPI) - Illinois ha* bfctter than two million oldsters wfiio will have one central place to go now 'when (hey need help. This place is the new cabinet level department on aging, signed into law Thursday by Gov. Daniel Walker. %e new department will administer 32 programs' for the state's 2.2 million elderly persons, these programs ar,e now scattered throughout 20 state agencies. The department will be in charge of drafting a plan to meet the needs of Illinois senior citizens, defined under the law as anyone 55 years or older. The new department's director must also be a Senior citizen. Another of the department's responsibilities till be the evaluation of programs, services and facilities for the aged to see if they're up to par. The department will atto huddle with communities around the state, advising them en how best to help the elderly. The responsibility for hah* dting federal funds coming Into Illinois under the National Older Americans Act will shift from the state Department of Public Aid to the Department on Aging. The governor's office estimates some $5 million will come into the state under the federal Older Americans pro* gram during this fiscal year. The Public Aid department will continue to administer fed* eral funds for elderly persons who are blind, aged or disabled. Two advisory councils to the department are also created by the new aging law. One of them is called tire Council on Aging. This group will be made up ot eight state lawmakers and 23 others appointed by the governor. At least 16 of these » members must be senior citizens. The other advisory group is called the Technical Advisory Committee on Aging. H will be chaired by the lieutenant gov ernor and will consist of the superintendent of public in- straction and heads of these departments: aging, labor, pub* lie health, mental health, public aid, children and family services, local government af­ fairs, vocational rehabilitation, insurance, revenue, transporta­ tions, governor's office of human resources and the com* prehensiive health planning agency. U. Gov. Neil Hartigan has been pushing hard for such an agency since February when Walker made services for the elderly one of his chief re* sponsibilities. For a time, & seemed Hartigan and Walker couldn't see eye to eye on the subject, Hartigan sharply criticized Walker for wiping out the governor's office on senior citizens. This was seen by llntigftn and others as a sign of Walker hostility toward the elderly. But the governor's aides insisted he is fully sympathetic to their needs. They said he simply felt this particular committee should be eliminated because it waa a useless expense. The law is effective Nov. I. Here's Schedule For State Fair Saturday . . . SPRINGFIELD (UPI)— Here ere highlights of the Illinois State Fair for Saturday, Aug. 11: Mayors' Day 8:30 a.m.—Society horse show -breeding classes. Coliseum. 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.—BakeK>ff. Illinois Building. 11 a.m.—Harness racing — 2 and 3 year olds. Grandstand. 11 «.im. — Rooster crowing jamboree. Poultry Building. 1:30 and 7 p.m. — Society horse show — breeding classes. Coliseum. 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. — Grand Ole Opry. Grandstand. 8 p.m.—Square Dance Festival. Illinois Building roof. Sunday.. . SPRINGFIELD (UPI)— Here are highlights of the Illinois State Fair for Sunday, Aug. 12: Veterans' Day State Fair Begins State Fair Card Game Deal me in!! At least that's an appropriate statement for this Angus bull as he examines the cards held by Illinois State Fair livestock exhibitors Ernie Petty, Macomb, and T. A. Bradley Jr., Avon, right. The two engaged in a friendly card game Thursday in Springfield while waiting for the fair's official opening day. UNIFAX Fair's Red Cross Volunteers Ready To Minister to Visitor's Ailments 8:30 a.m. — Society Horse show — breeding classes. Coliseum. 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.—Bake-off. Illinois Building. 11 a.m. — Harness racing— aged division. Grandstand. 12 noon—Steer judging—selection of grand champion. Livestock Show Ptawilion. 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. — Society horse show—^performance classes. Coliseum. 5:30 p.m.—Veterans' pageant and fireworks. Grandstand. With By ROBERT KIECKHEFER SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - The 1973 Illinois State Fair officially opened its 10 - day run today, complete with a circus parade, a baby pageant and a ponytail- pigtail contest. The official opening followed a "preview day" Thursday, which was marred by threatening, cloudy weather and, finally, a downpour. \g\ Today's schedule called for a "circus time '73" opening - day parade pushing off from the main gate at 10 a.m. Before that, however, the fair slated judging in Polled Shorthorn cattle, Suffolk sheep and Premiere barrows, plus performances of the Society Horse Shaw, the Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Orchestra and the "Dancing Waters" — all daily activities at the fair. Later in the day, the fair schedule called for judging of Christmas trees — a competition which many hoped would The day 's schedule, in fact,! seemed designed to live up to the fair's promise that "if someone makes it, bakes it, raises it or plays it, the Illinois State Fair will judge it." The baby pageant, according to fair officials, was not designed as a beauty contest, but as a competition among costumes and grooming. The pony- taiVpigtail contest was to test merely length of women's hair, with grooming and other criteria taken into consideration only in case of tics. Also on tap for the official opening day were the finals of the junior tractor operators contest. That event got under way Thursday with the large field being narrowed to 15 finalists in that day's competition. This evening, Seals and Crofts were slated to start the fair's big - name grandstand entertainment, taking over the area from harness horses, who help alleviate temperatures in occupied the one - mile grand- the mid 80s — baton twirling stand oval during the afternoon, and horse pulling. Thursday's events were an Walker's Day at the Fair: Even the'Dash? Went Awry portation Secretary Langhorne M. Bond and former Environ- \meni&\ Protection Agency head SPRINGFIELD (UPI) — Cut grounds during the 10 day ex- feet, heat exhaustion and sunburn — just like corn dogs and Angus cattle — are traditions at the Illinois State Fair. And this year' some 30 Red Cross volunteers are standing by, ready to comfort the sick and patch up the injured. "All of a sudden it's like you have a city of 100,000 springing up overnight," said Charles Dickson, disaster chairman of the Sangamon County Red Cross and director of the fair volunteers. "You're going to have people getting sick and injured and you have to have medical facilities for them." Dickson, la Springfield businessman and volunteer worker, said the Red Cross expects to treat some 2,000 persons at six treatment centers on the fair- travaganza. Last year, he said, more than 1,650 persons received first aid during the fair. Already Treated 50 Red Cross volunteers had already treated more than 50 persons during the two days .before the fair opened. Some were carnival workers injured while setting up rides. Others were people suffering from blistered feet, animal bites and sickness. "If we have anything serious we take them to the hospital," Dickson said. "In the past we've had some,heart attacks, heat strokes and even a few child births. But most of it is minor — someone gets kicked by a horse, sprained ankle, and upset stomach." Two doctors and three registered nurses will be on hand throughout the fair, stationed at the Illinois Department of Public Health Hospital next to the grandstands. About 25 "first aiders" — volunteers trained in Red Cross first aid — complete the volunteer force. "There is no charge for any service we render at the fairgrounds," Dickson said. "If someone has to have an ambulance to take them to the hospital, that's out of our hands, but our service is free." Set Up in 1966 Dickson said the Red Cross has worked the fair since 1966 when a caltwiaOk above the grandstand broke loose during crowd, killing three persons and injuring 38. "I've been here in Springfield for 15 yearns and that was the biggest tragedy I can remember," Dickson said. Last year a late afternoon storm swept the fairgrounds, sending tents and concession stands tumbling, resulting in about 12 injuries. "All in all I think the State Fair people are doing a good job keeping the hazards down," Dickson said. "Just because someone gets kicked by an animal, you can't get rid of the animals. People are going to get hurt no matter where they go. We are here to help them Monday. . . SPRINGFIELD (UPI)— Here are highlights of the Illinois State Fair for Monday, Aug. 13: County Fair Day 11 a.m. — Harness racing. Grandstand. 1 p.m.—Auction sale of grand champion animals. Coliseum. 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.—The 5th Dimension. Grandstand. 7 p.m.—Society horse show- performance classes. Coliseum. 7^30 p.m. — Junior sheep shearing contest. Junior Building. good advice • • • for biking or hiking . . . visors in cotton and leather . . $1.50 to $6.95 opeVi tonight until nine calico cat monday & friday 10 -9 Saturday & weekdays 10-5 73 io. f min«rv, fl«l»*burg phone 342-221 3 a show and crashed into the'if that happens." Mayor Is 'Sad 9 To Find Corruption in City Hall CHICAGO (UPI) — Mayor Richard J. Daley said Thursday he was "sad" to "find out something like this is going on," commenting on accusations that his former press aide was the secret owner of an advertising agency which profited from city contracts. Earl Bush, 57, has been accused of being the organizer and sole owner of the Dell Airport Advertising, Inc., which has had exclusive contract to handle the advertising space at Chicago's O'Hare Airport since 1962. Authorities said postal inspectors and the grand jury are investigating Bush's involvement. Bush joined Daley at City Hall in 1955. He served as Daley's chief officer and later as speech writer until his resignation last week. Hospitals Asking For Top Priority CHICAGO (UPI)—The Amer-|their employes to be sure patients get available supplies. ican Hospital Association today renewed its call for beef processors to give hospitals top priority in purchasing beef during the shortage. The association reported that a number of hospitals have taken beef off the menu for "Patients, especially those in the recuperative period, need the protein that beef can give them to help speed their recovery," John Alexander McMahon, AHA president, said. Indict 39 Men On Draft Charge CHICAGO (UPI) - Thirty- nine Chicago area men were indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday on charges of draft evasion. The men were charged with failure to answer notices for induction into the armed forces before the July 1 cuotff date of the Selective Service Act. The indictments were part of a six-month investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the office of U.S. Attorney James R. Thompson in an effort to wind up draft evasion prosecutions in the Northern District of Illinois. More indictments were expected, authorities said. Carnival Set A neighborhood carnival to raise funds for Muscular Dys trophy Assn. programs will be | held Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lee, 1026 Beeoher Ave. SPRINGFIELD (UPI) Thursday was Gov. Daniel Walker's first day as official presiding officer of the Illinois State Fair. It didn't go very well for the new chief executive. The first tip-off came during the afternoon, as the fair tried to run the final quarterhorse race of the day—the "Governor Dan Walker Dash." Before the 220 -yard race even got underway, String One, a 4-year-old brown mare, toppled her jockey from the saddle and took off on a fast tour of the one-mile oval. By the time stewards caught up with her, the mare had completed a circuit of the track. Then, after the 12 - second race was done, a losing jockey lodged a foul claim against the winner, Pacific Sun. By the time that claim was disallowed, most of the fans had long since departed the grandstand. Topping off "Walker's day, he was forced to cancel an appearance at a fair preview party for dignitaries when threatening, cloudy weather turned into an outright downpour shortly after 8 p.m. Many of the VIPs, including Trans- Mary Lee Leahy, were soaked first time. "extra" tacked onto the fair's normal 10 - day schedule. Most of the activity consisted of preliminary livestock judging, with a spice of society horse shows and a nine • race quarterhorse card at the grandstand. Horses Throw Jockeys The quarterhorse racing, a a relative rarity in Illinois outside the fair, was plagued by balky horses. At least three races were delayed while jockeys recovered from post parade spills. The "Governor Dan Walker Dash" saw both a thrown jockey and an official inquiry into the conduct of the race before Pacific Sun was declared winner. Thursday's livestock judging included preliminary Red Poll and Charolais cattle and Cotswold and Rambouillet sheep. The cattle judging peaks Sunday with selection of the fair's grand champion steer. Weather hampered "preview day", with clouds threatening the fairgrounds most of the day until they finally opened in a downpour about 8 p.m. Fair officials had hoped that some 10,000 persons would take advantage of reduced admission rates to visit the grounds — especially during the evening when the midway's 70 rides were supposed to open for the when the rain caught them on tour of the grounds. Ironically, Walker's official welcoming letter in the fair program proclaims, "Fair time is fun time." Maybe next week. 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