CHARLESTON – The Illinois Central Railroad has filed an action in Coles County Circuit Court seeking damages in the amount of $ 200,000 from the National Surety Corporation, a New York-based company. Illinois Central claims to have leased five locomotives from a small railroad in the Mexican Republic, which were to be returned to Illinois Central at a specific time. But the deadline expired some time ago and the Mexican company is in receivership. The locomotives are estimated to be worth $ 35,000 each, and unpaid rents bring the total to $ 200,000. The New York company stands surety for the Mexican railroad … MATTOON – Odd Niles, wanted for several months by officers in Moultrie County after a shooting incident on the Treat farm near Gays, is now a prisoner in the county of Coles prison. Niles, late yesterday, surrendered to his slave, JL Stiff of Mattoon, who accompanied him from his mother’s house, Mrs. Sarah Niles, in Bruce, Moultrie County, to Charleston. Niles was convicted of perjury for testimony he gave in a trial in which he was charged with receiving a stolen automobile. Niles should be taken to Chester to begin serving his sentence for perjury.
CHARLESTON – Eastern Illinois University would be required to reduce operating expenses for fiscal year 1972-73 by $ 612,895 in low priority programs if the Illinois Council on Higher Education adopts the budget recommendations made. by its staff. IBHE staff recommended that EIU reduce administrative costs by $ 400,000; but its graduate programs by 12.5 percent for a savings of $ 103,125; eliminate the physical education required for a reduction of $ 100,000 and cut teacher training programs by 20% for a saving of $ 9,770… MATTOON – Mrs. RF (Eulalee) Anderson of Mattoon today became the first person to submit an independent candidacy for Coles County Council. Mrs. Anderson requests the seat of the 4th arrondissement. No Democratic or Republican candidate in the constituency has applied. Ms. Anderson’s candidacy brings the number of candidates for election to the 12-member board to 28. Ms. Anderson has been a faculty member at the Booth Library at Eastern Illinois University for four years.
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