Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 4, 1971 · Page 7
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;i;ih ATonrl.'iv, .Tnn. 1, i!)7i A-7 Hearing set on .motion to (Ii8iiii8s levee fees A taxing ding-a-ling Rita Ann N.C., is learning. Galycan, 17, of Greensboro, not a tax expert, but she's The IRS mistakenly gave her phone number to prospective taxpayers to ask for help, and then came the deluge. (AP VVirephoto) Under home rule Kn\V\l:l)S\'!!.! K - A hearing is sol for Thursday here on a mntim ;ii;-,ied -ii dismissing a suit which seeks to roc-over S22.SOO in foes paid F.asl Sido I .over and Sanitarv District attorneys over a Ifl-yoar period. Tho recovery ;•• lio.n. fi>d last Octohor by Assistant Stato's Attonic 1 Marshall Smith, seeks to do!ormino the legality nf a -tatulo which sots a $3.500 annual limit on attorneys' foos. The motion to dismiss the suit was filed bv .John Spraeue. one of lour attorneys who received more than the limit in various years dating back lo IPfil. S p r a g u o . who received $S!l.2.'!S dnrimi the period, contends in his motion that Hie Madison County Stato's Attorney's office is without authority in seeking reiwery of the $2(52,800 involved. Smith's .-'Hit wants Ihe money returned by the attorneys. Hi" bonding company or the convicted levee district trustees. The trustees — Morris Campbell. Lawrence Tolar. George Duff, all of East St. Louis, and William Ebersoldt, Venice — were found guilty of 1 oiling contracts without competitive bidding and for paying oxeosivo attorney?' foes. ' The attorneys \veve ne\cr brought to trial in connection with the excessu e fees. Smith's recovery suit is a civil action, which S|>;-a::iio says in his motion cannot bo undertaken by the state's attorney's office. / Sprague's motion contends that no criminal cause is sot forth in the recovery suit complaint. The motion also says that the action was bronchi in the "wrong venue", since the corporate office of the lovoe 1 II a No cnnii'ii^s thiil Hie five-voar slr'luto of limitations \\oiild erase a subsiaotial portion of the amount sought In Smith. Tho motion also Hamis that Ihe statute '.•, hull srK :!io $3,, "iCO attorney fee limit is unconstitutional because it applies only to the levee district and "no other district in the state." The recovery action is sought against Sprigm- and attorneys .lolin .'. Hoban. Frank Summers. .lolin A. ]'. o c k .Ir.. and Marvin (ioldenhorsh. doing business as C, o I d e n h o r s h and (loldonhersh. • SAVE CASH AT . . JIFFY Brand CAKE MIXES (,^ R ) or FBOSTiHG MIXES YOUR CHOICE Chili-Hot Beans BROOK'S C. W. Brand SAUERKRAUT 1^ 303 *i$ Cons I! FREE PRESCRIPTION DELIVERY MONTICELLO PLAZA EASTGATE "Jersey harm" -- Sandwich Shortening Nabisco . I Nabisco Oreo Chips Ahoy 14 Sg 55' I COOKIES DRUG STORES ITALIAN DRESSING ' B6 r ^ c KTUSVY CK.U Ur, i-ib. srUAK 110NKY l-lli. (iKAHAMS — — box Cities plan no power grab By LARKY KRAMP SPHINGFIELD, 111. (AP) The executive secretary of the Illinois Municipal League says 53 cities granted home rule, under the new Illinois constitution plan no grab for ])owers in the 197.1 legislature. At the same time, Sloven Sargent said in an interview, league members will seek to protect powers the constitution drafters intended to grant. The automatic home rule powers to cities over 25,000 include taxing, licensing, incurring debl and regulating for public health, safety, morals and welfare. "Our group would favor the broadest possible home rule," Sargent said. T h e legislature may prohibit, preempt, or restrict the home rule powers given automatically to cities over 25,000. Moreover, Sargent said, the league would honor its pledge to cities under the 25,000 population level. The league pledged to those cities to atlempl lo win Ihe 1971 legislature over to a broadening of their home rule ability by means of legislative grant. Sargent said the legislature could declare it would no longer 'abide by the old judicial dictum, called Dillon's Rule, that, municipalities under 25,000 could nol exercise a power unless it were expressly granted by state law. Sargent said a consensus of a league committee planning legislative slralegy was lo concenlrate on clarification, o n maintaining broadest statements of powers in new legislation and in being alertly defensive to attempts by other interests lo limit cily powers. Sargent said he anticipated few attempts to broaden powers. Rather, he said, he expected individual legislators, special interest groups or the governor's execulive agencies lo atlempl to limit, prohibil or preempt whal olherwise would be automatic City powers. Sargenl said legislalive action would be subject to lengthy i n I e r p r e I a I i v e wrangling in Ihe courls. "We are trying lo analyze do's and do nol's, the can's and can nots," he said. Even Ihough one aim of the constitutional drafter was to reduce legislation which Sargent said resulted from the General Assembly "silling as a super city council," he suggested that laws affecting cilies may be doubled. There will be one set each for cilies with home rule and those withoul il. Sargent said league members would be seeking reasonable and rational implementation. "We have to be careful because of Ihe likelihood of increased local inleresl in home rule government. Don't forget, municiptal officials are elected and are probably going to be more closely scrutinized, he said. 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He said he objected lo Ihe words "liberty and juslice for all" because "Ihey do not apply lo blacks." Two lawyers—one white and one black—have volunteered their services in an attempl lo get: the board to change its mind. "My conviclions did nol interfere with my relationship with my students," said Bales. He palled his well-cropped, inch-length Afro. His 4-year- old daughter and 2-year-old son sat on a sofa staring at a colored picture on the television set In East Alton to- In addilion to teaching, Bates had a part-lime job and "made about $800 a month." He said he was forced out of thai job wilh the Hollywood recreation department because of his stand on the oalh of allegiance. A spokesman for Ihe recreation department said Bates declined to accept a change in assignmenl from leading a youth group to refereeing basketball. Bates now works wilh a professional maintenance firm. "We clean office buildings and corporations. My wife was naturally upset about the suspension. 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Dennis rinlds said the girl is at the juvenile detention home in Ed\vardss illo. Arthur Crouch of 132 Victory Drive in Kasl Alton, reported •>:>. .'.'.;< sol in<- credit cards and three stereo tapes stolen from his: ::iitoinobilc while it was parkc-d in front of his home Saturday night. Crouch told police that a window had been pryctl open, and theu the glove com- partment and tapi; storage box. The tapes were reported to be worth $18. East Alton police received two other reports from persons living near the Crouch home that they thought their cars might have been ransacked. Charles L. Le-vis, :-!0, of 200 Cooper St. in East Alton, was charged on three counts after Mrs. Frances Garrison of 420 Church St. signed charges against him. Lewis was charged with p e a c e disturbance. intoxication, a n d resisting arrest after causing a disturbance at the Garrison home. Lewis is heini; held in the East Alton jail. Haymond .1. Pattreson ,Ir., 27. of 211 Lambert St. in Alton, is being he-Id in the East Alton jail on an auto theft charge. P a t I er s o n, who was arrested last week in Alton, and was released Friday, was then arrested by Alton police on an East Alton warrant charging auto theft. Patterson was to appear in court today. new kidneys MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Eleven-week-old Amy Fussy was born with kidneys lhat won'l work and has undergone 14 treatments on an artificial kidney machine. Doctors at University of Minnesota Hospitals say they believe she is the first infant lo undergo more than four kidney machine sessions, but they say Amy probably can live "only a few more weeks" if she doesn't have a kidney transplant. Surgeons are ready to perform a transplant if a donor kidney becomes available. Superintendent to be teacher SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's superintendent of public instruction, Dale Parnell, is taking January off—to teach elementary school classes in nearby Dallas. 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