Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 30, 1972 · Page 6
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Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, August 30, 1972
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A-6 Alton Evening Telegraph Wednesday, August. 30, 1972 With a dozen state senators leaving, GOP shakeup looms By tRA TEIVOWIT7 Telegraph Capital Rurran SPRINGFIELD — With 12 of 29 KoyNililiran Seniors leaving tlio Illinois Senate In January. there was bound to bo a few changes. Now those changes are beginning 1o come about. "In 1he past we have had n vfry stable staff." Richard E. Dunn, a top legislative assistant to the Republican lodership explained. "This year offers that involve a long term commitment are being scrutinized more closely." Three lop aides have already left the office, and Dunn said he would not be sui~prised to see more leave. At the center of the problem Is a turnover of the. Republican leadership. Sen. W. Kusscl Arrington, 11- Evnnston. leader since 1!)RS has been forced by health reasons to retire from the Senate. It was Arlington who first Inaugurated the modem leadership office with all Its staff and duties. Now staff who were hired by Arrington and have grown accustom to their power and duties are wondering what will happen when a new leader takes over. Though Sen. Ten-el Clarke, R-Westcrn Springs, has effectively been running the staff since March of 1971, there is a possibility that someone else with different ideas will be elected leader. House Speaker W. Robert Blair, R-Park Forest, fired the whole still of the previous speaker' when he came into office as head of Republicans in the House. The parallel is not lost on staff members in the Senate. Two of the three who already moved were hired by the Citizens Conference on State Legislatures, a group which is trying to modernize the legislatures throughout Plan to halt rail merger is refused WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmum refused Monday to stop the merger of the Illinois Central and Gulf, Mobile & Ohio railroads as approved by the Interstate Commerce Commission. The request for a stay in plans to merge the two lines was made by the Missouri Pacific and Kansas City Southern Railroad, which is expected to pursue its appeal to the full, nine-man court after its summer recess. A three-judge federal panel in St. Louis already had upheld the ICC's action in approving the consolidation and denied the stay. The railroads began the consolidation Aug. 10. Boy hit by car at Edwardsville EDWARDSVILLE — Daniel Gerdt. 12, of 128 E. High St. escaped serious injury Monday noon when his bicycle was struck by a ear at the intersection of Troy Road and Jefferson, Edwardsville police reported today. The youth was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, Highland, with a possible ankle fracture and is reported in good condition. Driver of the automobile, William F. Judge, 34. of t'ollinsville. told police that he was west-bound on Jefferson, making a right turn into Troy Road and was checking northbound traffic prior u> making his turn, when the boy on the bicycle rule in front of the car fro m the opposite direction. Wilxoncille death ruled accidental BEM.D - A Maroupm County coroners jury rvUirned e \trdxt of amdrntul death in the fi.ialiiit-s of a Wilsonville couple whose car rolled down un embankment July L'9. Coroner C. ,1. Daw son repom-d The b<ni:os of Mirhat-1 Serdar. 76. and hL-> wife, Anna, 74. \\ere found An.;. 1 in the i-ar along a country road v.t-.-j ni !;•(• 4, authorities said. The car. driu-n b> Serdar, went out of control, slid down an embankment wid into a drainage ditch. the United Slates. Each of the two will be headquartered In ,i capitol city and will help legislatures to get permanent faciities and permanent staff. Each will also get, three year committments. The third staff member who left helped draw up workman's compensation and other labor oriented bills. He ;ias joined a leading LaSalle St. law fimi in Chicago. Dunn said the staff is proceeeding in the assumption that even if there is a change, in leadership there will probably be little change in staff. lie said that he thought a change In leadership from Sen. Clarke was doubtful and that the office is hiring people to replace the three, but warning prospective employes of the problem. Many of the more long established members of the Senate are leaving. On the Republican side that includes conservatives like Sen. C.. William Horsely, R- .Springfield. and liberals like Sen. Robert. Couson, .R- Wnukegan. The change will probably mean a slightly more liberal Republican side, but the effect, of the change obviousy won't be known until after the election. Top candidate for the leadership spot outside of Clarke is Sen. William C. Harris. R-Pontlnc. Democrats also have a prat turnover coming in the Senato with eight members leaving. But most of the leadership will remain the. same. Ogilvie, Walker to stump in area Would boost purse Ogilvie announces plan to keep Hamble Ionian in state Both candidates for Illinois governor have been paying increasing attention to the Madison County area in recent weeks and plan further campaign visits to the area in the next two weeks. Democratic candidate Dan Walker will be the featured guest at the Bet halt o Homecoming Sept. 4 while Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie is scheduled to visit the Belle Claire Fairgrounds in Granite City Sept, 10. George Donohoo, chairman of the Wood River Township Democratic Committee, said that Walker will headline Democrat day at the Beth alto homecoming. Walker will be accompanied by his running mate, Neil Hartigan of Chicago; Thomas Lyons, Democratic candidate for attorney general: and Dean Barringer, Democratic Law for today Q — What on earth Is a "Green River ordinance"? I h a v e seen signs while traveling that such an ordinance is in effect. Please tell me what is Is before I break the law without knowing it. A — You are In no danger of breaking the law if you are not a door-to-door salesman. A "Green River Ordinance" makes it a misdemeanor to sell door-to- door, on private property, without invitation. It takes its name from the Wyoming tows which was engaged in a law suit over the constitutionality of such a regulation. In one interesting case, a court held that the "Green River" prohibition was legal if it was adopted at the insistence of local residents but unconstitutional if instigated by local merchants who didn't want the competition. "Illinois State Bar Assn. Korean talks under way SEOUL (AP) - North and South Korean Red Cross officials exp:vssed hope for early reunification of the divided peninsula during the opening cere m o n i a 1 session in Pyongyang today of negotiations to end th« separation of millions of fara> lie*. The meeting in Taedong Hall was broadcast to South Korea by a radio team that accompanied the delegates from Seoul The first session consisted of exchanges of greetings, toiilirma'ioa of the agenda and pled./.es to negotiate in a spirit of reconciliation. The South Koreans were to attend cultural performances and sightsee before returning to Seoul Saturday. But the schedule calls for no working he.v-iuns until the North Korean'- come to Seoul in two wi-eksi, on Kept. 13. In tlu'ii' -|R-Ci-he>. both sides stressed tr>"ii' common hack- ground and lihpirations rather tnan the ideological gap between tlu- Cominunbl North und the Suuih, an aJJy of Oie States. candidate for comptroller. The candidates will be escorted to the homecoming grounds on Prairie Street by members of the Young Democrats Club from Southern Illinois University- Edwardsvllle in a motorcade along Rte. 111. The Walker visit marks his second venture into the area in three weeks. Walker attended an appreciation dinner for .South Koxana County Board member Albert Doerr in Mitchell Aug. 26. Ogilvie will be in Granite City Sept. 10 for a "Metro East salute". Howard Kascberg, chairman for the event, said that tickets will cost $2.50 and will Include the price of a box lunch, refreshment and entertainment. _._ . JT ICGITIQ ^ An Elderly Vietnamese woman and a younger woman with child, both barefoot, mn down Route 4 in north- em Mekong Delta near Cai Lay after fighting broke mi * ^ ctwcen government and North Vietnamese troops recently. (AP Wirephoto) Man jailed for indecency A 38-year-old Wood River mnn was charged with in- loxication and indecent conduct after he was observer] in Nita's Cafe in Wood River exposing himself early today. Police said Ronald L. Dahlen. of 135 Haniett, arrested after a femalo employe at the cafe complained that he was exposing himself while scaled at a counter in the restaurant. Dahlen was lodged in the. Wood River jail, pending bond. In other police action, two East Alton men were charged with theft following a shoplifting incident at K-Mavt in Wood River. T'olicc said Dennis P. Starkey, 25, of 326 Smith, and Robert S. Jordan, 20, of r>84 Spruce, were apprehended by a store security guard aftur they attempted to leave the store without paying for a quantity of fishing lures they had put in their pockets. Both were lodged in the Wood River jail pending bo/id. The lures were valued at less than $5, police said. By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN DU QUOIN, 111. (AP) — Foreseeing pressure from parimutuel interests in the East to move the Ham- bletonian out of Du Quoin when the present contract expires in 1975, Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie announced a plan today for a special trust fund that would boost the purse of the trotting classic. Negotiations on a new contract will begin next year. The Hambletonian,, regarded as harness racing's most prestigious event, has been held at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds since 1957 when it was shifted from Goshen, N.Y. Under the Illinois law for agricultural state fairs, parimutuel racing is prohibited. Since it found its new home, the Hambletonlan has been the only major horse race in America without betting. In the past the Hayes family, sponsor of the Du Quoin State Pair and the Hambletonian, has obtained renewal of contracts with the Hambletonian Society to keep the race despite pressures along the line from pari- mutuel interests in the East and Midwest. The race today drew one of its smallest fields ever, with seven trotters starting. But the gross purse was a respectable $119.000. Ogilvie said an agreement between Illinois horsemen and harness-racing groups has been made to help keep the Hambletonian in Illinois. The plan, announced while the governor attended the festivities at Du Quoin today, allows an llth race on Saturday nights during meets at eight Illinois tracks. One-third of the after-tax proceeds from the extra race—normally split between the horsemen and the racing association—will be paid into a special trust fund to boost purses for the Hambletonian. Alexander MacArthur, chairman of the Illinois Racing' Board, estimated that this agreement will net about $120,000 a year for the special fund. The stale's 9 per cent tax share of the total parimutuol handle on the extra race would not, be affected by 'he threeway split. Ogilvie said the agreement will take effect Sept. 3, opening night of a harness racing meet at Washington Park in the Chicago area. The agreement has been signed by the racing board' the Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association and Chicago Thoroughbred Enterprises, which will operate the Washington Park meeting. MacArthur said all racing associations in the state voluntarily had agreed to the terms of the contract and will sign it for each race meeting. "The Hambletonian is an integral part of the great sporting tradition of Illinois and this action assures that this tradition will continue and grow," Ogilvie "What's more it is being OWN DAHV »:JO-tO: SUNDAY tl-T , wllh Hern In tin Unlttd Slot.,, Canada, f „.,(„ t |«. 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