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Wednesday, May 19, 1976
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Decatur, Illinois, Wednesday, May 19, 1976 THE DECATUR REVIEW PAGE THREE By Barbara Bedford The Redford ...A Public Service Are there rules and regulations governing the conduct of strikers on a picket line? I drove past a downtown location and noticed two men sprawled in lawn chairs drinking beer. It made me wonder. ' '! R.C.B. Decatur Larry Harper, vice president f;,the URW Local 713, currently on strike, read me a list of local regulations for their picketers, which included a ban on alcoholic beverages and littering. Those on picket duty are also encouraged to stand rather than sit. The union enforces its rules through a system of shift captains, who check the picket points several times a day. Violators can be denied picket pay. The local regulations are based on guidelines and suggestions from the national office of the union. Labor law does get very involved and complicated. The federal Taft-Hartley Act covers many, specific aspects of strikes; court cases have added to the interpretation. As ' for city ordinances, strikers and picketers would be subject to the general regulations on disorderly conduct, but labor strikes are not regulated 9s such. If there are no calories in celery, does a person gain weight if he eats 20 pounds of itZ . Friends of Jasonville, Hymera, etc. Well! First of all, there are seven calories in an average eight-inch single stalk of celery. In addition celery is 94 per cent water. Therefore, there could be an immediate Edelman Accuses Walker Office of Interference Springfield (AP) A former Illinois public aid director has accused Gov. Daniel Walker's office of "pressuring" him to curtail an investigation into the activities of a Chicago Medicaid vendor two years ago. Joel Edelman, now executive director of the Legislative Advisory Committee on Public Aid, said Tuesday he believed that a Walker aide had interfered with a public aid investigation of druggist Allen Ziperstein. Ziperstein operated a string of pharmacies and medical clinics until he was murdered in one of his own clinics in August 1974. Edelman said he suspended the Ziperstein-operated Z Pharmacy in 1974, after a public aid investigation produced evidence of irregularities in its Medicaid operations. He said Chester Kamin, then a special assistant to Walker, Harris Says He Paid for Vacations Chicago (AP) State Sen. William C. Harris, Republican candidate for secretary of state, says reports that he got free vacations from a ready-mix concrete lobbyist are "yellow journalism," 'shabby treatment" and "an outrage." The Senate minority leader told a news conference that a lobbyist for Vulcan Materials, a Birmingham, Ala., ready-mix company, did pick up the lodge bill on three fishing trips to Canada. But Harris said he reimbursed him. "I might have been more careful, but I'm a guy who believes in people," Harris said. U.S. Atty. Samuel Skinner said Monday that Harris received free vacations from an executive of Material Service ' ' Corp., the largest ready-mix supplier in Illinois. Skinner was a government witness in the trial of four legislators, two former lawmakers and two lobbyists. Harris was absent from the Senate when the bill went through and is not involved in the trial Files Column short-term weight gain from water absorbed by the body but there should be no additional fat storage. Mrs. Mary Jo Stewart, home economics adviser for the Macon County Cooperative Extension Service, provided the technical expertise involved in this answer. A number of others attempted to be helpful, with a youthful consultant -wondering if the body wouldn't burn up additional calories in the - digestive process. At any rate, may I suggest that you conduct the experiment yourselves and submit a report. Incidentally, an average bunch of celery weighs two pounds. Ten bunches would ' fill a grocery sack. Happy eating! Some questions have been raised by recent news articles about regulations regarding bodies of water. Without pointing fingers at anyone, I would like to know if owners are required by any kind of law to fence a lake or pond. Also, if there is a trespassing law, what is the enforcement procedure? MLC, Decatur Staff members in the offices of the city corporation counsel and the county state's attorney provided the answers. First, the City Code does not contain any regulations about bodies of water. Second, trespassers can be arrested, prosecuted and convicted of a Class C misdemeanor. Clearly posted signs and verbal requests are adequate notice that trespassing is prohibited. The police department would conduct the investigation. called him and demanded to know if there was enough evidence to warrant the action using these words: "I hope you have the evidence to support the suspension." Edelman said that "I just felt I wasn't going to get the up-port and backing from the governor's office to go after the medical vendors." Kamin denied the allegation, saying: "It's outrageous. I don't even recall discussing Ziperstein with Edelman." Edelman's comments followed disclosure of a report charging that an extensive medical care network operated by Ziperstein's son continues to get massive Medicaid payments, despite the irregularities found in the Z Pharmacy in 1974. The legislative investigation report said the elder Ziperstein once bragged to friends that he made more than $10 million in a year from his chain of Medicaid-supported clinics. The Ziperstein operation also now may be coming under the influence of people with links to organized crime, the report said. The confidential report was distributed this week to the Legislative Advisory Committee on Public Aid. It was prepared by the investigative unit of the advisory committee, a bipartisan legislative group that monitors the state's welfare program. Bridge Bond Plan Ready Lindsay-Schaub News Service Springfield An amendment providing for $15 million in bond money for the repair of bridges will be offered later this week to the Department of Transportation budget by Rep. Robert Winchester, R-Rosiclare. Winchester had planned to introduce the amendment at Tuesday's meeting of a House Appropriations Committee but the meeting adjourned before he could act. He believes the amendment would be particularly beneficial for Southern Illinois where many bridges are now considered unsafe to carry a fully loaded school bus. In many areas of Southern Illinois, children have to cross bridges on foot and wait on the other side for the empty school bus to come across. Otto Kerner Is Buried At Arlington Washington (AP With storm clouds rolling in and a light rain whipping at the ' faces of the honor guard, the remains of former Illinois' Gov. Otto Kerner were buried at Arlington Nation al Cemetery. The first drops fell Tuesday as the final strain of taps echoed over the monuments to the nation's military dead. Kerner was a major general in ' the Illinois National Guard. The only sitting judge of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to be indicted and convicted on criminal charges, he was honored by an 11-cannonade salute and a three-shot volley by riflemen from the Army's ceremonial Old Guard unit. His mother, son, relatives and family friends stood under a green canopy as an Army chaplain read the military service. Standing nearby were both Illinois senators, Charles H. Percy and Adlai E. Stevenson III, and members of the House from Illinois Kerner, who served seven months of a three-year sentence in a federal penitentiary, had been seeking a presidential pardon from his conviction stemming from a racetrack bribery scandal. He had always insisted he was innocent. NBC Finally Reaches Top Spot New York (AP) NBC, which has failed to come out No. 1 in the weekly ratings since 1976 began, finally did it last week with eight of its shows among the nation's 20 highest-rating evening programs. According to A. C. Nielsen audience estimates for the week ending May 16, the nation's most-watched program that week was NBC's Sunday broadcast of a movie, "The Parent Trap." It wen an estimated 45 per cent of the national audience in its time period. The nation's least-watched pTogram, according to Nielsen figures, was a competing ABC sports show called "Olympic Trials." According to Nielsen estimates, the 19 most popular programs after "Parent Trap" were "Miss U.S.A. Pageant," "All in the Family" and "M-A-S-H," all CBS; "Starsky and Hutch," ABC; "The Quest" and "Joe Forrester," both NBC: "Happy Days," "Laverne and Shirley" and "Baretta," all ABC; "Maude" and "One Day at a Time," both CBS; "Columbo" and "Police Story," both NBC; "America Junior Miss Pageant," CBS; "Bionic Woman," ABC; "Saturday Movie," "Rockford Files" and "Gemini Man," all NBC and "Mary Tyler Moore," CBS. 'Barry Lyndon' Wins Worst Film Award Cambridge, Mass. (AP) The movie "Barry Lyndon" has won the least coveted entertainment award: the Harvard Lampoon's selection as the worst film of 1975. The movie's male elad, Ryan O'Neal, won the Kirk Douglas Award for worst actor. "Facial paralysis has proved to be no stumbling block to his career from Peyton Place ingenu to Harvard student to simpering 18th Century conman with an Irish accent that wouldn't fool Fernando Lamas," the Lampoon said Tuesday. The annual Natalie Wood Award for worst actress went to Diana Ross for "Mahogany." On her citation, the Lampoon pleaded: "Stop, in the name of love," the title of one of her songs when she was one of The Supremes. The movies ranked after "Barry Lyndon" on the 10 worst list included: "The Hindenburg," because "the only impressive special effect was getting it off the ground"; "Mahogany,'' which "should have stayed in the woodpile", and "Once Is Not Enough," about which the Lampoon commented, "We beg to differ." 6. x 7 Winner Mauled Game -Warden Bob Lawrence, right, tries to fend off Suki, as the 200-pound lioness grabs Mrs. Barbara Carter, 46, by the throat at West Midlands Safari Park in Bewdley, Eng 1 1 fe. ' Vote on School Aid Postponed in House By Richard H. Icen Lindsay-Schaub News Service Springfield A $67.5 million supplemental appropriation to fully fund the school aid formula for the current fiscal year fell 17 votes short of passage Tuesday in the Illinois House- when1 approximately 20 Central and Southern Illinois Democrats voted present or did not vote. Rep. Arthur Berman, D-Chicago, then postponed consideration of the bill which provides money Chicago Democrats need to partially fund a contract negotiated last year between the Chicago Teachers Union and the Chicago Board of Education. Among those who declined to vote on the unofficial roll call were several Downstate Democrats, - among them members who voted last year to override the veto of school aid funds by Gov. Daniel Walker. Former Democratic floor leader Clyde Chaote of Anna indicated after the vote that non-voters hoped to improve the Downstate bargaining position not only on school aid funds and changes in the formula but on other issues as well. Choate declined to be specific. But a number of Downstate Democrats, particularly those who represent school districts with declining student enrollment, have been upset about the failure of the legislature to provide assistance. . "I'm voting no today because of the way the money we're voting for is distributed inequitably," said Rep. Douglas Kane, D-Springfield, one of those with ties to Choate who voted last year to override Walker's veto. "... I vote for the defeat of this bill at this time." Many of the Downstate legislators want such changes in the formula as the inclusion of transportation costs and allowing districts with declining student s population to use higher enrollment figures for a period of time after the decline begins. They also want adjustments on the qualifying rates. Among the others in the loosely aligned group known as Choate's raiders who voted present Tuesday but supported the override last year were Reps. Vincent Birchler, D-Chester, Bruce Richmond, D-Murphysboro, Charles F. Keller, D-Effingham, Joe Luc-co, D-Edwardsville, Sam Wolf, D-Granite City, and Don Brummet, D-Vandalia. There were, in addition, some t3Mi ,4i V -STL - - it. 'A ' 4ft 'v4 ' land, recently. Mrs. Carter had won a chance to cuddle a lion in a "grant-a-wish" contest and was stroking Suki when the lioness attacked. Lawrence other significant switches by Downstate legislators not aligned with the Choate faction. One was Rep. Helen Sat-terthwaite, D-Urbana. "The reason for that (change) has. nothing to do with Chicago versus Downstate," she said.: "It is with the fact that there is only a limited amount of dollars available and it would be better to use this money for next year than this year because adjustments have been made by many districts." Rep. Wyvetter Younnge, D-East St. Louis, also voted present. She voted last year to override the veto. Only one central or Southern Illinois legislator apparently voted for the measure. Rep. Monroe Flinn, D-Cahokia, switched from present to a yes vote just before the roll call was washed out by Berman's move to postpone consideration. Berman angrily told Downstate critics that many of the changes they wanted in the formula were accepted last year by Chicago Democrats but were "scuttled" by "your Downstate'rs" in the Senate. "You're cutting off your Bribes 'Assumed' Crown Tells of Giving $23,000 Chicago (AP) . Wealthy businessman Lester Crown says that when he dug $23,000 out of his office safe and gave it to ready-mix concrete lobbyists, he "assumed" they would use it to bribe Illinois legislators to pass a bill favorable to his industry. Crown, president of Material Service Corp., the largest ready-mix company in Illinois, testified in federal court Tuesday that "it was my assumption that the money would be used that way." Crown, testifying under a grant of immunity from prosecution, was a key witness in the bribe-conspiracy trial of four General Assembly members, two former lawmakers and two other men. They are accused of plotting to split up a $30,000 slush fund to secure legislative passage of a bill easing weight limits on ready-mix trucks. Crown testified that he was first approached in late 1971 abcut contributing to a ready-mix fund but believed the money would be used for "legitimate lobbying purposes' Associated Press Wirephoro managed to save Mrs. Carter after she had been severely mauled. She is recovering. Authorities did not know what prompted Suki to attack. noses to spite your faces," he said. "There is no other bill that will get you so much money." But the Downstaters generally turned a deaf ear. "I think there's" a determination to get some figures that read "better" 'for Downstate schools," said Rep. Rolland Tipsword, D-Taylorville, another who voted present. Tipsword voted last year to support Walker's override. "It's a reflection to have our views be considered (by the leadership) in the determination of a lot of things in the session." Despite denials by Chicago Democrats, many Downstate legislators of both parties believe a tax increase program has been prepared for introduction late in the session by House Majority Leader Gerald Shea, the leader of the Daley forces. All the Republicans from central and Southern Illinois voted against the supplemental appropriation. Most agreed, with Rep. John Hirschfeld, R-Champaign, that a vote for the deficiency aid was tantamount to a vote for an increase in income tax rates. and campaign contributions." By January 1972, when he made the $8,000 payment, he said, he had been informed by a Material ; Service official of "details of how the $8,000 was to be handled, and I assumed the money was not for a legitimate purpose." Crown said he paid the $8,009 with the understanding it would be returned if the bill increasing concrete load limits did not become law. The second payment of $15,000 was to be used "for the same purpose as before in hopes of . . . either overriding the veto or new legislation," he said. On trial are Reps. Robert Craig, D-Danville; John F. Wall, R-Chicago; Louis F. Capuzi, R-Chicago; Sen. Kenneth W. Course, D-Chicago; Sen. Kenneth W. Course, D-Chicago; former Sen. Jack E. Walker, R-Lansing; former Rep. Frank P. North, R-Rockford; Francis L. Sheahen, former president of the Northern Illinois Ready Mix and Materials Association, and Peter V. Pappas, former lobbyist in the secretary of state's office. Ban Voted Down Instant Plan Is Springfield (AP) The controversial instant lottery has survived an attack in the Illinois House. A bill that would ban the lottery game was voted down by a House committee Tuesday, after Illinois' top lottery official testified that it could cost the state ' up to $40 million in revenue next year. "If the state of Illinois is in such sad shape that we have to rely on an instant lottery to finance it, then God help us," Rep. Dwight P. Friedrich, R-Centralia, sponsor of the measure, said Tuesday. But the House Revenue Committee voted 8 to 7 against the bill, and also against another nonbinding resolution urging the state to end the instant game. The instant lottery issue was one of a series of gambling measures taken up by the Revenue Committee, which has found itself hard pressed to balance state revenue needs with increasing demands for spending. Friedrich said the instant lottery, where players know immediately if they win by scratching numbers on their ticket, is encouraging people to throw away their income on gambling. But state Lottery Supt. Ralph Batch said that the instant lottery will provide up to $40 million of the $75 million the state expects to get from the lottery in the fiscal year beginning July 1. "It is my judgment that in the event the instant lottery is not implemented there will be a loss of some $35 to $40 million as a consequence," said Batch. The state has had one instant lottery game, which began last October and ran for about 14 weeks. Batch said another such game is planned. r ADVERTISED Each of these advertised items is required to be readily available for sale at or below the advertised price in each A & P store, except as specifically noted in this ad. A&P Cottage Cheese A&P Cottage Cheese Kraft Midget Colby Horn Kraft Longhom Colby Jeno's Frozen Pizza Rolls C0PPERT0NE SUNT AN OIL 4BL S68 C0PPERT0NE ,580, 7QC TANNING BUTTER jar Q Q. T. LOTION 2 01 (0)(Q$ Tube OS) Deamyor . 28 0Z Jif Peanut Butter cmnchy jar 51 ANGEL FOOD 14 OZ. nr-f- Duncan Hines cake mix pkg. dir Crisco Salad Oil m.1 89 Bi Pack Chicken 42 OZ. 4g La Choy Chow Mein Beef oriental can I ROSY 46 OZ. r-ct Hawaiian Punch red can 3D ii I BAYErT" SHOPPER ASPIRIN STOPPER 200 39 L J CT.BTL. V w SAVE 60 U CONTAC WC7W J&J $H39 Baby Powder 01z4 v II Prices Good Thru Sat. 5-22-76 Lottery Alive In other gambling matters, the committee voted to accept; sponsorship of a bill that would legalize and regulate policy operations, or privately run lotteries. The bill would impose a . 101 per cent tax on the gross receipts of such operations, and- is an outgrowth of research ; done by the legislature's Policy-Numbers Game Study ' Committee. The committee also decided to hold for further .study' next fall another bill that would legalize and tax raffles and chance games run by nonprofit groups." The House and Senate both held floor sessions Tuesday, and in other action: The Senate approved and sent to the House a bill designed to crack down on the . unauthorized traffic in federal ' food stamps, which can be ' purcnased at a discount by low- . income persons and used to buy(t groceries. The House Executive"'-Committee narrowly approved ' a resolution urging legislative -leaders to call a special session" -- ot the tienerai Assembly to deal with the state's business climate.- Senate President Cecil A. -Partee. D-Chicago, introduced' a medical malpractice bill1 designed to eliminate portions of the law declared unconstitU-" tional last week by the state"1' Supreme Court. 66th ANNIVERSARY February 1976 was the 66tn anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. ITEM POLICY 12 OZ. CTN. 24 0Z. CTN. 16 OZ. PKG. 16 0Z. PKG. 6 0Z. PKG. 55 99 -85 75 (SB : it , i- i i mm i"

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