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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 2

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2 GflJesburfl Reoistef-MQil, Golcsburg, III, Tutsdoy. April 17, 1973 Mayor Cites Need for Proper Planning; Senior Citizens Ask Funds for Center Weather and River Stages LOCAL WtAYMfll By ANDRfiA FERRETTI (Staff Writer) Oalesbiirg's grettest defi- ' ciency in the tanmediMe past has been a lack of good city ^planning procedures, Mayor ^ Robert Cabeen said Monday ' night in his annual '*State of - the City Address." in the future, be added, , problems for the city will not ; diminish but increase, espe* cially with the use of federal revenue sharing funds. CAREEN'S SPEECH was delivered after he and newly' elected Sixth Ward Aid. F. E. " "Buck" Bailey were officially sworn in at the first formal City Council meeting since the April 3 election. Both Cabeen and Bailey ran on a pro council-professional manager form of government platform, and the mayor last night thanked persons who had helped maintain this form by re-electing him. Mayor Robert P. Cabeea . . . good plamiig Mcded The new alderman, Bailey, will bring a bushnessman's viewpoint to the council, the mayor said. Bailey said, he is looking forward to the next two years on the council, and thlnked those who elected him for their confidence. ALD. DONALD JOHNSON, First Ward, later was unani* mously elected mayor pro- tem by the council. Nominating him was Aid. Frank Johnson, Fifth Ward, and seconding was Aid. Russell Gifford, Third Ward. Gifford, who was Cabeen's closest contender in the mayoral race, was the previous mayor pro -tem. He was elected last August when former Sixth Ward Aid. Howard Jackson left the city. "Don, 1 hope that was all right with you," said Frank Johnson after the First Ward alderman was elected. Donald Johnsm later commented he had no idea his name would be offered for nomination to the post. The mayor pro-tem presides hi the absence of the mayor. A request for revenue sharing funds for a downtown senior cifi/.ens center was n> 0 by ;.iis. Oscar Nelson, a re ve of the Knox County C'cnrditiating Assn. for Older Amciirans. She delivered petitions to the council reportedly f-ontaining about 50i9 s\?,n 'nvs. "WE SlUHiM) G senior cltiztns o n-^ -> 14 per cent of To tion," said Second Curtis Erick.son, who in favor of the ir^ Erickson added that wanted to put hitKir^l record as being in 'avoi doing everything in his ^ to help senior citizens obtain a room for their gather''--" He also indicated senhr citizens could become involved in a foster grandparent program he read about in a Joliet newspaper. He suggested the program be implemented at Galesburg State Re- ' •<ii! ho rn r! search HMMtal Md for bandi- cappiia cniraren. Because of Arbor Dty April 99, Seviitth Ward AM. Carroll Wilson urged the CHy CMmdl to set aslile fiMMiey in the future t* replace trees on dty terracM. "This would dentoiMlnte faHh in the future for all mankind," he added. IN OtHdl ACTION, alder'i men approved a proposal tw an .engineeHng study for water sales to .Monmouth. The study, to be done by Caa- ler, Houser & Hutchinson Inc., Jacksonville, will cost about V ,00. Its purpose is to determine a fair and ec |Uitri >le rate water. ' on on a request for par- 9 in street construe* rests in North View / 'Hion was ddayed 'le city can establish another subdivison policy for better roads. The present subdiviskm ordinance re- <)uires .developers to pay for roads wltMil the suhiSvision, but the City Council is con- sraenng expenuing aaoiiionai funds to make road surfaces permanent, tn the North View Heighii ILLINOIS: Partly V cloudy north and mOsUy cloudy «outh toniljl with ch«nc« of rain «xtrem« mmm by morning; Warmer. W«dnesday partly cloudy ^north, chane« of rain central wid tain Ukaly aouth. Low tonl^t mostlv 408. High Wednesday arwind 70. WESTKRN ILLINOIS: Fair and cool tonight. Sunny and warmer Wednesday wlOi some Increase In chHttlinew by night. Low tonight m. High Wednesday im. Partly cWudy and warm- t. Variabte . cloudiness IOWA: WedneatfayV ehi««e"ol/8eattered showers noriheast. Cool« northwest. Low tontght upper aw north, Ws south. Higft Wednesday 60s northwest, near 19 southeast. maximum, 58; minimum, at.) Sun rose today at 8:20 a.m.. seta at 6:40 p.m. Humidity, «%. nmm ttAott Dtthaqoe-'M.S DaTetiport-^12.g ris* o.S Burlington—14.7 no change KeOMk—14.« Qiilney-17.7 rl8# 05 Graften-^24.4 flill 0.1 Alton—28.4 no ehange St. Louis—33.9 rise 01 ..... cape airardeau-38.0 fall OJ LaSalle-SO.O fall 0.1 Peori«-20.1 AO eliafiM Havana—19.4 .fall Oj Beardstown—^3.1 no chang« ra ine i^ronn view Heigms ekample, the developer would LOfD^ oUVS pigr $ll,MC for an oil surface, *^ Rivers Rising Due To Heavy Rainfall hut, the City Manager Thomas Herring said, an asphalt surface would mean lower maintenance costs to the city. The city would pay $3,000 for the project. A proposal to relocate services due to airport expansion was rejected. Vector Inc. estimated the cost of relocating and consulting persons near the airport property would be about 12,000. The city can do this job for less money, said See 'Mayor'- (Conthraed on Page 3) Where's Site for Landfill? Panel's Members Disagree Apparent disagreement among members of the Knox County Board's Sanitary Landfill Ctnnmittee over a site for a proposed city-county landfill surfaced Monday • night when committee members explained their choices to the City Council John Carlson, chairman of the landfill committee, said his group's selectimi for the site was a atripmine on Coun­ ty Highways 12 and 17 owned by Midland Coal Co. But some other members of the group said their choice was an area cast on US. 150 about 10 miles. CARLSON recommended the city agree on the strip- min9 site for one year ending in September 1974, because this meant no long-term lease would be necessary, and tbe council would only have Kxiox Prop;ram Bus-Car Collision Kills Two Students Two Americans were killed and 15 were injured Monday when a bus carrying students enrolled in a Knox College foreign study program collided with a car south of Almeria, Spain. Dr. Jorge Prats, a Knox faculty member, was prepar- Z ing to fly to Spam this morning to learn details of the accident and assist students in any way possible. A college spokesman said one or more American physicians may accompany Prats, but arrangements were incomplete. KRISTINA HUNTER, a student at Colorado College, was reported dead on arrival at a hospital near the accident site, and Charles Howe, 20, Westfield, N.J. died at Oie hospital an hour after the crash, which occurred at 11 a.m. Spanish time — 6 a.m. CST. Miss Hunter was a participant in the Knox program, but Howe was not. A Knox ^Mkesmansaid Howe was listed as a student at Bates College, Leeds, England. It was not known why he was travelling with the Knox group. The driver of ti»e bus was also killed in the crash. ' The Knox spokesman said the man was a Spaniard who has not yet been identified. MISS ANABELLE ANDRADE, director of the Spanish . foreign study program, and three Knox College students were among those injured. Studaits were identified as Judy Bence, 21, Flossmoor; John Knoche, 20, Madison, Wis., and Lynn Schaller, 20, Chicago. Miss Andrade's condition today was listed as very serious. She reportedly suffered a fractured pelvis and contusions and abrasions. Miss Bence was listed in serious condition, while Miss SchaUer was repM'ted in good condition. Students not enrolled at Knox College but part of the foreign study program included Kathleen Brooks, American University; Ann Burnett, Arizona State; Susan Kovac, Miami University ci Ohio; Donna Martens, Oarleton College; Maria Rafols, Southern Illinois University; Wiila Mae Rogers, Oberlin College; Laura Thomas, Bates College, and Joan Whitely and Priscilla Dale, both of Colorado College. Miss Whitely and Miss Dale were first listed as uninjured, but their condition today was described as serious. Two persons not associated with the Knox program also ; listed as injured were Mary OUe and Julie Bensen, addresses ' unknown. THE STUDENTS HAD been in Spain since last September, according to a college spokesman. Tlie foreign studies program provides students with a full acadmic year of study in Spain. Students from other colleges as well as Knox are accepted for the program. The students were travelling from Barcelona to Mar- bdla, Spam, for the Easter holidays. The program is based in Barcelona. The crash occurred when the bus carryng the students collided with a car abnost head-on as the studoots were en route to the southern Spanish coast. to commit the city until the 1974 date. The property on U.S. 150 would either mean a 5-year lease or land purchase, said Carlson. Newly elected Aid. F. E. "Buck" Bailey asked Carlson if there would be a difference in the priorities tor a site if the city were not gobig in with the county. Cartoon indicated a preference for the stripmine site either way. Bailey said the council should not look at the short range but rather what would benefit both city and county in the long term. A MEETING later this week may produce a solution to the problem. Cost estimates for both sites will be drawn up £j\d submitted to the City Council by Wednesday night when they discuss the 1973-74 fiscal year budget. The City Council previously had indicated a preference for the closest possible site to the city to cut down on costs. City Manager Thomas Herring said last night the cost for hauling refuse would be about $4,000 per mile per year. Both Herring and Fifth Ward Aid. Frank Johnson Ister commended the landfill committee for their work on finding the locations proposed. Herring commented that a joint landfill made more sense than for each municipality to engage in Its own landfill. Carlson, after the meeting, said: "As far as the landfill committee was concerned there were a few members who would just as soon walk sway." THE LANDFILL committee submitted five possible sites tc the City Council in February. About a week ago the council presented the committee with its preferences. The city selected a site east of the city about six miles as its first choice. Carlson said the owner of this site did not wish to sell. The next two priorities indicated by the city were the area 10 miles east of the city on U.S. 150 and the strip- muie site. The committee initially told the council, according to Herring, its priorities were the location atwut 10 miles east of the city, the Victoria stripmine, then a rural area south of the city. When the site is selected aerial photographs will be needed, holes will be bored, and fencing and roads will be constructed. Heavy rabifall this month has caused a rise in the Mississippi River, according to the Rock Island District, U.S. Army Crops of Engineers. Rainfan last week left .65 of an inch of precipitation in the Galesburg area. A total of 1.44 inches and .90 of an inch fell earlier this month. Tills coupled with melting snow has caused a sharp rise above Lock and Dam 12 at Bellevue, Iowa, and a slower rise on the Mississippi in the Rock Island District, corps officials said. The river was expected to crest in the district later this ''"W5SR."A1^ tributary streams in the district were rising Monday because of the snowmelt and rainfall. Some tributaries in Iowa were over flood sta^e and still rising. Outflows have been reduced from both Coralville . Dam on the Iowa River north of Iowa City, Iowa, and Red Rock Dam on the Des Moines River between Knoxville and Pella, Iowa, to assist in reducing downstream flooding. The National Weather Service said Monday rainfall of 1 to 3 inches was common during the weekend in western Missouri with lower amounts generally under 1 inch in eastern Missouri and Illinois. The weather service said sharp rises were caused by the rain in western Missouri rivers and lesser rises would result in tributaries of the Missouri and Mississippi in Illinois and east- em Missoiffi. The hoped • for drop in the river level to below flood stage will be postponed by several days because of the rain. The Misissippi is still above flood stage from southern Iowa to Louisiana. The crest was forecast to flatten out on the Missouri as it moves downstream. The Mississippi was forecast to rise 2 to 4 hiches per day at St. Louis through the week with a crest of 35 feet by Saturday, 5 feet above flood stage. An Army Corps of Engineers spokesman said no serious flooding problems were expected. Two areas of the Mississippi that were being watched closely were Chouteau Island near Granite City, 111. and Kaskaskia Island about 60 miles south of St. Louis. . The corps said the river level in both spots was below sandbag levees but.some water had seeped up through the soaked soil. A spokesman said pumping has controlled the situation. The Salvation Army planned a mass feeding effort today for flood victims in the hard • hit West Alton area. The organization said, however, that its supply of thousands of canned goods was dwindluig. Take Oaths of Office Mrs. Olga Nelson, city clerk, Monday night administered the oath of office to F. E. "Buck" Bailey, center, new Sixth Ward alderman, and Mayor Robert Cabeen. The swearing-in ceremony started the first City Council meeting since the April 3 election. In the background is Aid. Donald Johnson, First Ward, who was elected mayor pro-tem by the council. The mayor pro-tem presides in the absence of the mayor. (Register Mail photo by Dale Humphrey.) Candidates Ask Appeals Board Recount of Vote Sets Hearings In Alexis Race Science Program Approved For City's Middle Schools By LARRY REID (Staff Writer) A new science program for Galesburg's middle schools was approved Monday night by School District 205 Board of Education. The program places emphasis on hidividual instruction and enrichment. It includes a basic text, a health text and supplementary materials. Vincent Laird, director of curriculum and instruction, said the cost of the program, which will begin next school year, is about $8,500. A SIMILAR program for the primary grades was outlined to the board by Mrs. Pat Flanagan, a teacher at Bateman School, The curriculum, she said, is geared to involve children in the learning process and to offer learning experiences. School officials said the cost to the district would be about |3,600. The board is expected to take action on the proposal at its next meeting. The new middle school and primary programs are flexible enough to allow pursuit of a number of different scientific activities. Laird said. He pointed out that the pilot programs are an attemp^t by school officials to individualize mstruction in the school system as required by the state. A CANVASS of Saturday's uncontested school board election showed no changes in totals. Ward Lacy received 278 votes and Richard Rozynek 275. About 300 pers <Mis voted in the election. School officials said the voter turnout was the smallest in 15 years. The last uncontested election was in 1968. Lowell Betsworth, assistant superintendent of schools, called attention to the fact that the cost of the election to District 206 was |629. This figures out to be about $2.10 a ballot. This mcluded $240 for judges, |249 for ballots and $140 for election notice publication. REGINALD K. MUSTAIN was re-elected president and Mrs. Joan Kelley was reelected secretary when the board reorganized after the canvass. In other action, the board approved Gale Products Social Club's request to use Galesburg High School facilities June 10 for its annual picnic. A request by Jehovah's Witnesses to use the high school facilities for a Christian ministers convention Feb. 23-24, was tabled subject to approval of the dates. Resignations were accepted from Mrs. Georgia Prison, a teacher at King Middle School and from Miss Harriett Goebel, a secretary at Mary Allen West School. BETSWORTH WAS autho- ized to begin negotiations with the district's custodial union. The school board and Galesburg Education Association (GEA) negotiating teams will continue bargaming talks Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the board office. The GEA represents the district's teachers ufi contract negotiations. ALEXIS - Vote totals Iran Saturday's Alexis School District 400 lioard election remained the same after being canvassed Monday night, but two candidates are petitioo- ing for a recount. Mrs. Catherine Marie Johnson, Spring Grove Township, requested a recount because she was defeated by only fiv» votes. James Lee, Suez Township Incumbent, received 342 votes to Mrs. Johnson's 337. Garfield McDowell, North Henderson, was edged out by Deah Brooks, North Hender son, who received 408 votes to McDowell's 332. Ballots will be recounted April 25, Superintendent of Schools Ronald Patterson said. Knox County Zonuig Board of Appeals will meet at the county courthouse Wednesday at 2 p.m, to consider five re• quests to locate mobile homes and a request for a reduction on sideyard requirements. John H. McMcormick and Thomas J. Peters of Haw Creek Township have made requests for mobile home locations, and sunilar requests will be considered from Joan Gladfelter, Knox Township, Jay Buchanan, Copley Township, and George Linze, Orange Township. Rosee and Erma Reynolds have requested a 3-foot reduction in sideyard requirements for property in Ontario Township. Woman Sentenced GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (UPI) — Stella Mallis, 24, Urbana, 111., was sentenced to five years on probation Monday in connection with the Dec. 19 robbery of the Citizens National Bank branch in Pellston, Mich. Group Protests Dismissal of Union District Teacher By WILLIAM CAMPBELL (Staff Writer) OQUAWKA - A routine organizational meeting of the Union School District 115's Board of Education erupted into a shouting match Monday night when supportaars of a dismissed teacher crowded into district offices and accused board members of being "yes naen," for Superintendent of Schools Sam W. We^an. The group, numbering between W and 30 persons, was protesting the dismissal of Jerry Dale Johnson, a science and mathematics teacher at Tri-Valley Junior High School, Gladstone. THE BOARD had voted not to renew Johnson's contract because of an alleged lack of discipline in his classes. Critics of Johnson's dismissal claim the board merely rubber-stamped a decision by Wegman and Tri-Valley principal Alan Driskell. Many ol those in Monday night's dete- gatioD were parents of Johnson's students. He teaches 7th and 8th grades. In response to Johnson's queries as to why his contract was not renewed, the four board members who voted against him said they had based their decision mainly on Wegman's and Driskell's recommendations. They also listened to a tape recording Drisicell made of one of Johnson's class presentations, which was purported to demonstrate a lack of discipline in hi3 classes. JOHNSON CLAIMED the tape was made without his knowledge, was actually recorded between classes, and that his constitutional rights were violated. Wegman disagreed, adding that the procedure was legal according to the board's attorney and that Johnson was aware of the tape recorder. Johnson also charged that the recording was inaccurate because it was made over the school's intercom system. "You can adjust that volume ^ny way you want, and you can imagine the baclcground noises you'd get," he told the board. "Just taping the sounds in an empty room would do it," he added. Primary targets of the ir- rate citizens seemed to be Wegman and Driskell, and at the conclusion of the stormy session a petition asking for their resignations was prepared. The petitions were being circulated in the community today. Several persons objected to Driskell's allegedly stern tactics as administrator, terming Tri-Valley "a school of fear." "DISCOVERY DOES not come in an atmospfiere of isolation," a middle -aged woman quietly admonished the board. "Speaking onJy when spoken to does not induce learning," she added, as she presented a petition to the board asking that Johnson be rehired. The petition was supposed to contain the names of most of the parents of Johnson's students. "Several parents' names aren't on that," a man told the board, "because they work for the district and it's contract time." "Isn't that a sad comment See ''Gruiip'- (Continued on Page 3) The Red Cross Dodge Mobile Collection Unit WILL VISIT Knoxville on Wed. Pleose Denote & Help Oflierf... All DONORS ARE WELCOME! Date: April 18 Hours: 12 to 6 p.iii. Location: Knoxville Lesion Holl ALL DONORS ARE WELCOME! Thanks to Mrs. Harold Uston, General Chairman, Mr. and Mrs. Max Mathers, AAr«. Dorothy England, Mrs. F«ye Higgins, Mrs. Marie Cox, Mrs. Graco McGrow, and Mri. Janet Ktttlaus. GALESBURG REGIONAL Red Cross Blood Center I WE ABE AN AGENCY OF THE UNITED FUMO

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