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April 27, 1976

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Page 6 Freeport (III.) Journal-Standard, Tuesday, April 27, 1976 Revenue Sharing Funding For Library Is Endorsed The Freeport Library may receive $30,000 in federal revenue sharing funds from the city to update its book collection. The City Council finance committee . took one hour Monday night to reach a unanimous recommendation on giving the library $35,000 of revenue sharing funds. The recommendation will be presented to the council. John Locascio, librarian, explained that the library lacks scientific and technical books. He said the library updated its collection through a five- year purchasing plan from 1964 to 1969. "However, as time passes these gains are being lost, especially in scientific and technical areas where change is so rapid," the library request stated. The committee trimmed the library's request of $53,550 by eliminating items related to building improvemenis. Mayor Mark McLeRoy hinted that the building addition is close to reality now and if federal revenue sharing money should be available next year, the city might use the funds to construct the library's new addition. Locascio told the committee the library has about $43,000 in the building addition fund and asked that another $10,000 of revenue sharing funds be added to it. But the committee decided to reject the $10,000 request. The library had requested $35,000 for books. Committee chairman John Rutledge suggested trimming that figure to $25,000, but Aid. Thomas Duffy pushed for the full amount. Other items which the committee will recommend for council approval are: - Railings for use by senior citizens Parking Picture Not Acute, Group Decides The Freeport City Council street committee Monday night decided there is no pressing problem wittr downtown parking, but promised to investigate relocating some downtown parking lots. In a meeting to discuss a letter from a downtown business group, the committee agreed that there should be no increase in parking meter rates. The group asked the city to study the downtown parking situation and to look into constructing more lots. The request included a suggestion that parking meter rates be raised from five cents an hour to 10. The committee felt this would harm the volume of downtown business. "I suggest we tell them the problem isn't the number of parking spaces, but the location. If any relocation is to be done by buying land for a lot and selling a present lot, then so be it and that is the way we Pollution Board Levies $750 Fine In Freeport Case The Illinois Pollution Control Board (PCB) has approved a $750 fine against Freeport parties involved in a dumping operation conducted at the outskirts of the city without a permit. The fine is levied against Cheeseman Construction Co. and Mrs. Howard Rice, owner of the property on which the dumping occured. The land lies along the west side of Illinois 26 in the Pecatoniea River bottomlands. A decision was reached by the PCB in a recent meeting, and follows the provisions of a proposed settlement made at a Jan. 9 hearing in Freeport. Besides the fine, the PCB order said the respondents in the Environmental Protection Agency complaint must either obtain a permit to operate a refuse disposal site at the locale or place final cover on the site. A spokesman for Cheeseman Construction at the January hearing said the fill operation had ceased on Dec I 1975. will go," Mayor Mark McLeRoy said. The mayor said the problem is not in how many parking spaces are availalbe, but where they are located. He said the lot at W. Spring St. and S. Walnut Ave. is being used less and the trend of downtown business is toward the east side of the downtown area. He said the city cannot bond another parking lot because of the $670,000 that is owod on lots now. "We are committed to make the bond and interest payments on that before we bond out another lot," he said. Some criticism was expressed by an aldermen who said some downtown businessmen did not know about the requested study until they read it in the newspaper. The two meter maids have begun working Monday and Friday nights and Saturdays. "I'm not interested in giving tickets, but I am interested in people feeding the meters," the mayor explained. and the handicapped at library entrances ($500). - Audio-visual materials including records, tape cassettes, films and art prints ($2,500). - Ventilation for the public meeting room including an air filtration system ($550). - Art print carrying cases to protect art prints ($700). - Cassette recorder and cassettes ($200). - Record cabinets to add to those which house Freeport's collection, which the request said is one of the best in the area, rivaling Rockford's ($450). - Films and processing for photos of Freeport to add to the current record ($100). Eliminated from the request were $10,000 for the building fund, $150 for all-weather carpeting .and $3,400 for repair of the foyer and front entrance. Orchestra Concert Paying Recognition To Ernest Seeman The Freeport High School Orchestra will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Freeport Junior High School Auditorium. Myron Me Lain will direct the concert which will feature works by Handeland DeBussy, among others. Highlighting the concert will be "St. Paul Suite" which will be directed by Ernest Seeman; Seeman is retiring at the end of the school year. He has been • a teacher for 40 years, 37 of them in Freeport.' Robber Receives 4-Month Sentence John E. Walker, Monroe, Wis., was placed on probation for three years and ordered to spend four months in the Stephenson County Jail under periodic imprisonment Monday by Circuit Judge Everett Laughlin. Walker pleaded guilty April 1 to rob-' bery. On Jan. 29,1976, he took currency valued at less than $150 from John Henke, a Scioto Mills bar owner. Walker's probation was transferred to Wisconsin. Thieves Steal 2 CB Radios; Lose Out Once Two Citizen Band radios were stolen and one owner faked out thieves in a renewed rash of CB thefts reported recently. Gary Albrecht, Winslow, told police thieves broke into his car while it was parked on North Henderson Avenue near the Micro Switch parking lot Sunday night. Although the car had two CB antennas on the outside, the thieves found there was no CB unit on the Inside. Albrecht told police that his CB had been stolen about a year ago in Freeport and he never bothered to replace it. The thieves broke a window to gain entry to the car, police said. Sunday night a car owned by Steve Am, rural Orangeville. was opened with a large object and a 23-channel Robyns CB unit was stolen. Damage to the car was listed at $310 including a broken window. The CB' unit was valued at $212. The thefts oc- cured in the parking lot next to Patterson Lumber Co. on East Stephenson Street. Friday night a $265 CB unit Was taken from a car owned by Tim Daughenbaugh, 1416 Mark Drive, while it was parked in the Freeport Junior High School teacher's parking lot. Marriage Licenses ROBERT BULMASH of Napervllle peers from behind a stack of tapes on which he AT FREEPORT recorded the Watergate hearings, Including speeches on the subject by former President Richard M. Nixon. Bulmash taped 500 hours of Watergate speeches broadcast on television and radio between April 30,1973, and Aug. 9,1974. Bulmash said his 23-hour long tapes, which he is selling, do not violate copyright laws because "I taped the word carried over public airwaves." - UPI Photo. Arthur W. Dawson Jr Freeport Wendy S. Haight same Steven P. Meyers Freeport Judith A. Klenz Ridott Joseph F. Kavran Freeport Vickie L. Campbell same Sandburg Students Welcome All A bicentennial open house featuring a concert series by various groups from the school and exhibits and displays by various departments will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Carl Sandburg School. The schedule for the concert sereies is as follows: 1 p.m. - "Music for a Bicentennial Spring," a concert of songs by the seventh grade mixed chorus. 1:30 p.m. - "Puppet Theater," a program of puppet shows by the sixth grade drama classes. 2 p.m. - "Folk Dances in America," a program of folk dances by the girls physical education department. 2:30 p.m. - "I like the Sound of America, I," a'mini- pageant by the sixth grade general music classes. 3 p.m. - Instrumental Music Band Concert. 3:30 p.m. - "I like the Sound of America, II." 4 p.m. - Plinky-Plunks Concerts, a guitar concert by students of John Webb and Mrs. Phyllis Bergagna. 4:30 p.m. - "I Like the Sound of America, III." Exhibits and displays will be presented throughout the afternoon. Among the displays are "Language Arts - Then and Now,' "200 Years of American Art," "Science in Today's School," "Man, A Course of Study " "Designs for Living," "The Resource Room in Today's- Schools,""Clothing and Cooking: Early American to Today," student art projects, and "Technology in Education." A food concession will be in operation from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Between 400 and 500 students will participate in the fair The public is invited to attend. ROMAIN WILHELMSEN gives the final Freeport Rotary Club travelogue of the season Wednesday night with a filmed salute, "Viva Mexico." The program starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Freeport Junior High School auditorium. Highland Conducting Retirement Seminar Highland Community College will host a Retirement Planning seminar Friday and Saturday at the college. Robert Baker, dean of continuing educaton and community services, said Dr. Earle W. Wiltse and Dr. Ernest Hanson, both of DeKalb, will conduct the seminar. Wiltse and Hanson, both retired teachers at Northern Illinois University, have conducted similar seminars at Harper, Waubonsee and Kishwaukee colleges. Baker said the seminar will begin with visitations by Wiltse and Hanson to area industries and businesses to talk with interested employes about early retirement planning. Baker said personnel managers in Freeport area businesses and industries who would like to have their employes meet with the two are asked to call the college. A panel discussion will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday in room 120 of the Instructional Materials Center on the HCC campus. Baker said the two will lecture on retirement planning and then answer questions from the floor. The third seminar designed for area personnel managers and directors will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The session will begin with a continental breakfast in building K followed by discussions between personnel management and Wiltse and Hanson. Persons who would like additional information on the seminar are asked-to call the college, 235-6121, extension 325. Power Utility Has Sharp Rise In 1976 1st Quarter Income The Commonwealth Edison Co. reported net income in the first quarter of 1976 rose to $51.2 million. This compares favorably to a "very depressed" first quarter of 1975 when net income amounted to $32.7 million, according to a report. Earnings increased 25 cents to 68 cents per common share in the first quarter of 1976 over the first quarter of 1975. The improved performance reflects a 2.5 per cent increase in kilowatt hour sales and'the full effect of the rate increase granted in 1975, Thomas G. Ayers, chairman, said. Improvements in sales and nuclear generation were partly offset by a seven per cent increase in operating and maintenance expenses. This was the lowest first quarter expense increase since 1969, Ayers said. "During the first three months of Local Hospital News 2nd Frost Menaces Plants Births At Memorial erine Bishon .71. S AH,™ ^ - Ma . fcllVJ I I WO 1 IVlWllCiOWO I IGH I 1O Births At Memorial Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Swalve of Forreston are parents of a son born Monday at Freeport Memorial Hospital. Patients At Memorial Medical patients at Freeport Memorial are Tony Barthel, 811 E. Iroquois St.; Gerald Cox, 514 S. State Ave.; Clarence Schoenhard, 440 W. Exchange St.; Marion Wieland, 424 W American St.; Mrs. Henry Wilkey, 635 W. Pleasant St.; Mrs. John Meiners, Forreston; and Mrs. Mary Tucker, Stockton. Surgical patients include Mrs. Cath- erine Bishop, 719 S. Adams Ave.; Marjorie Biasing, 215 N. Walnut Ave.; Eileen Conway, 715 Towne Drive; Clifford Curboy, 726 S. Adams Ave.; Bertha Harbsmeier, 15E. PershingSt.; Marvin Jones, 1032 E. Stephenson St. Also, Jack Walker, 3250 Platteville Court; Vernon Weckerly, 1857 Middlebury Road; Peter Wieland, 433 S. Hancock Ave.; Mrs. Leonard Luettig Freeport Route 2; Wendi Harris' Freeport Route 5; Mrs. Kathrine Boelk Warren; Mrs. Wayman Cobine' Elizabeth; Mrs. Barbara Belanger, Lanark; Brandy Pool, Leaf River; and Gary Stage, Erie. Estate Offered As JFK Memorial NEWPORT, R.I. (UPI) - Hugh D. Auchincloss says he rejected offers from developers to build condominiums on Hammersmith Farm, the estate where the late President John F. Kennedy courted his wife, Jacqueline, because of its character and historic value. Instead, owner Auchincloss - stepfather of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis - offered to sell the 58-acre waterfront site to the state. Frost coated northwestern Illinois for the second consecutive night Monday, jeopardizing fruit tree production • this year and damaging or killing tender vegetable crops which were not protected. A minimum overnight low of 29 degrees was recorded. The same low temperature occurred Sunday evening. "We could have 25 to 30 per cent damage to apple tree production because of these frosts," Robert Lahne, Stephenson County agricultural adviser, said this morning. "The frosts have pretty much wiped out any peaches this year. There may be slight damage to plums and cherries." Stephenson County has no commercial fruit tree growers but there are numerous home apple trees. A warm March and early April stimulated gardening activity earlier than normal this year. The two frosts came when a number of crops were emerging. Some "early birds" had even put out tomato plants. "Protecting the emerging vegetable gardens is the most critical thing right now," Lahne said, in cautioning that more frosts may come. "You've got to Matthau Mending After Surgery INGLEWOOD, Calif. (UPI) - Actor Walter Matthau still was in the intensive care unit at Daniel Freeman Hospital today, following open heart surgery, but doctors said he would recover completely. A hospital spokesman said Matthau, 56, was in satisfactory condition, awake and able to receive visits from his family, but would remain under intensive care until Wednesday. put on plastic or straw mulches at night and open the plants during the day." The county Extension office received numerous calls Monday on wilted leaves after the Sunday evening frost, Lahne said. He is advising that warm weather will generally remedy the situation. Lahne said he is not concerned about the frost's effects on field crops, noting that much of the corn crop has not yet been planted. The corn has has not, emerged in most cases. The Monday evening low of 29 degrees was five degrees short of the record for that date of 24 degrees, set in 1933. 1976 our nuclear units accounted for 38 per cent of our total kilowatt hour output," Ayers said. Last year, nuclear plants accounted for 35 per cent of the energy-generated. "The effect of this nuclear generation was to reduce customer charges by $125 million (if we had used 11.5 million tons of coal) to, $210 million (if we had used 37 million barrels of oil) to replace nuclear fuel used," Ayers said. At the company's annual meeting Wednesday, Ayers indicated Edison looks for improved earnings through 1976. Results depend on a continued business recovery and increased nuclear generation. Electricity sales to large steel companies were off 25 per cent during the first quarter of this year, Ayers said, noting producers are showing increased strength in recent weeks. Combined Choruses Staging Program At Winneshiek The Winneshiek Players will be host to the combined choruses of Freeport Choral Society and Highland Community College at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Winneshiek Playhouse. They will present "Frostiana" by Randall Thompson. It is a musical setting of Robert Frost's work. Also appearing will be the Highland Community College Royal Scots. This is for Winneshiek members and' their guests. They will be admitted free of charge. There will be no reservations with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. After Easter Clearance . . . Is Continuing! Selected, Timely reductions in all areas. Sportswear . . . Dresses ... Coats . . . Juniors — Misses — Women's Sizes Open Monday and Friday Until 9 p.m. t On The Plaza bouumans innovative footwear for Illinois In The Spirit of '76 The Bi-Centennial Year, The Hospital Auxiliary BaH Committee Proclaims ... "THE BOSTON TEA PARTY" To Be Held... MAY 1st, 9:00 P.M. The Freeport Country Club Dancing: Dan Heine's "Past and Present" Band _._.-___ ^.—.->... AvaliabU at Garrlty't TICKETS— $10.00 tmm.rt, A Ho.p. Gift Shop or at tho door To be a Patron or an Angel Call: 235-7406 or 232-9712 Patron—$25.00 Angels— $25.00 +