Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on April 18, 1973 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, April 18, 1973
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£ 2 (kilc^burg Reflister>Mdil, pQljesbura, III. Wednesdoy, April IjB; 1973 f Area Elections: Upsets in Alexis ALEXIS - Charles Sabbath, a write-in candidate in Tuesday's election for president of the Aloxis Village Board of Trustees, defeated incumbent Leslie Enderlin by 46 votes. Unofficial vote totals gave Sibbath, a retired businessman, 193 votes. Enderlin, a Peoples Party candidate, has 147, and Wayne Pheiffer, Citi^ ttnn Party candidate, polled 97. Marjorle Dillbeck, Citizens Party candidate for village clerk, edged out Belle Dew, Peoples Party candidate, by two votes — 217-215. Mrs. Dew had no immediate comment on whether or not she Would seek a recount. All three Peoples Party candidates for village trusteje were elected by comfortablo margins. Winners were Carol Estes, 250; incumbent Robert Simpson» 251, and Virgene Winkler, 340. Losers were Wesley Allen, 129; Stanley Creek, 122, and Harry Tutwiler, 190. A total of 464 votes was cast in Tuesday's election. Oquawka OQUAWKA - Voters here Tuesday apparently showed their opposition to proposed costly water system improvements as they elected a candidate for president of the Village Board of Trustees who has promised to curtail spending. Joe Colley, a service station operator and currently a member of the Board of Trustees, was elected president with 276 votes, better than 100 more than Trustee Don Wilson, a strong supporter of the proposal to revamp the water system. Wilson received 171 votes. A third (candidate for board president, 0. C. Eddingfield, received 80 votes. COLLEV SAID today he believed he was elected "to cut costs" in operating the village. "Of course, there's still a lot that has to he done, but we will cut the spending," he said. Colley said he was pleased with the make up of the new Board of Trustees. "We got some young guys on there now," he pointed out, adding that was healthy for village government. Elected to 4-year terms on the board were incumbent Steve Dunn, 370 votes; Kent Devore, 384 votes, and Roger Seitz, 351 votes. They will take the seats vacated by Jim Pirtle and John Hamilton, who retired, and Wilson, who was unsuccessful in his bid for board president. Dunn had been appointed earlier this year to fill a vacancy, and Ronfild "Red" Tee was elected to that position to serve two years. Tee, the only candidate for the 2-year term, received 370 votes. Arthur Carle, who was also running for a 4 -year term as trustee, was unsuccessful. He polled 172 votes. JANE HAMILTON incum- incumbent village clerk, lost in her bid for another term as voters elected John Cochran Jr. Cochran tallied 268 votes to Mrs. Hamilton's 233. Cochran actually filed his petitions for the office the day after the filing deadline, but was allowed to do so because the filing deadline fell on a holiday and village offices were closed. Colley said today he will resign as trustee at the board's organizatimal meeting next month. As president, he will appoint his own successor, subject to confirmation by the trustees. After Colley's resignation as trustee, the only returning board meft*)er besides Dunn will be Larry Greene, an inactive boafd member who attended only three meetings last year. Gladstone ' GLADSTONE-Two ties oc- . cufred here Tuesday iti voting for president of the village board, village clerk and all six village trustees. Village officials, when informed of the two deadlocks, agreed that the winners would probably be decided by either the toss of a coin or by drawing straws. CANDIDATES Dwain Bishop, Peoples Party, and John Wood, Citizens Party, each received 81 votes for one of the 4-year trustee terms. The other tie was between Kenneth Billingsley, Peoples Party, and Earl Seitz, Citizens Party, who each chalked up 78 votes for a ^year trustee term. The tie Votes were unprecedented, according to village officials, who also said voter turnout— 155 persons^was the highest ever in Gladstone. Elected village board president was Paul Rhoades, a former village clerk, who received 83 votes. lUioades, run^ ning on the Peoples Party ticket, said he was not anxious to run for the office, but felt obligated to do so. "I just didn't like the way they were spending the money," he explained. Rhoades' opponent, C. L. Pulien, polled 71 votes. HAROLD SANDY, who ran on the Citizens Party ticket, was re-elected as village clerk with 78 votes, only two more than his opponent, Michael Hopkins, who ran on the Peoples Party slate. Also elected to 4-year terms as trustees were incumbents Richard Stewart and Wilbur Foster, both running on th« Peoples Party ticket. Both received 9« yot^s. Robert McG^^, an incumbent on ih« dtiiens Party state, was re-elected to t ^ year term with 79 votes «lon| ^ith Dl(Sk Lox, Peoples fifty, who received 94 votes. Others running for the village board were Louis Loyd, Citizens Party, who received 51 votes, and Carroll Lewis, Peoples Party, who received 73 votes. Victoria VICTORIA - Four People's Party candidates were elected in Tuesday's Village of Victoria balloting. Barbara Lahe received 138 votes for a 4 -year term as village clerk. Elected trustees for 4 -year terms were Maurice German, 137 votes; Herbert Naslund^ 112 votes, and Carl Swanson, 122 votes. John Flinner received M votes in an unsuccessful write-in bid for a trustees' seat. Londoii Mills Umm MILLS All three Oitiiens Party candidates won election in iWi- day's London Mills eleetton. There were 171 biUots oast in what was desicrlbed as a heavy turnout. Elected to the village board were Robert Bogard, 140 votes; Larry Cecil, 134, and LeVerne Young, 124. Defeated were Robert Gregory, 30; Robert/White, 51, and Jerry FHend, 3l. All were running on the Peoples Party slate. Bogard is a newcomer to See ^Area'(Continued on Page 3) Knox County 'New Look^ Imprests Stockdale on Visit to Boyhood Home Weather and River Stages By NORMA CUNNINGHAM (Staff Writer) Rear Adm. James Bond St6ckdale Tuesday returned to Abingdon — his boyhood home - and found that "all of Knox County looks like it's had a face lift." Stockdale reminisced about his boyhood and his experiences during more than seven years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam during a press conference today at the home of his cousin, R. L. Bond, Abingdon. "AS WE drove in yesterday sfternoon, I took Syb down Park Lane to show her some of the homes in Galesburg. I was surprised at how nice the downtown area looks with a renovated Public Square and changes in the Knox College ctmpus. I was greatly impressed with Abingdon's wider streets and the new Catholic church," Stockdale commented. He told reporters he experienced a deep thrill when his wife, Sybil, told him on the phone while he was at Clark Air Force Base, Philippines, that Abingdon had staged a Jim Stockdale Day during 1971. "NOTHING she could have said would have been more gratifying. I am embarrassed by the attention and support of my Knox County friends, but through service and personal contact, I hope to prove that I am worthy of their trust and confidence," he said. Prefacing the interview, Stockdale commented that he has always considered Abingdon his home town, and that the city has been listed that way since he entered the Navy 30 years ago. "What people think of me here is more important than anything else," he said. Stockdale was wearing the insignia of rear admiral, a rank he was promoted to 10 days ago. He said he was summoned «'iil;il!!li;u!'Li !r Ill Honored at Dinner Mrs. Sam Mangieri, from left, Mrs. James Stockdale, Sam Mangieri and Rear Adm. James Bond Stockdale talk over old times just before a dinner honoruig Stockdale Tuesday night at Harbor Lights Supper Club. Stockdiale, who was a prisoner of war for more than seven years, returned to Abingdon late yesterday afternoon to visit friends and relatives. A reception honoring the Abingdon native is planned tonight at Abingdon Grade School. tc the White House to meet with President Nixon April 9. "Shortly after that, I got a phone call that it would be appropriate for me to wear the uniform of my new rank to that meeting. Syb went out and got the new stripes sewed onto my coat, and the first person to shake my hand was President Nixon," he laughed. His future duties will include filing reports on what he termed "the good performance of men with whom I was in prison," HE SAID THAT it would be impossible to quickly evaluate and give a detailed report on the achievements of the men who were held prisoner, and predicted that duty will keep him occupied until the first of next year. Then he would like to return to sed duty. During the months he is evaluating the performance of prisoners, Stockdale said he will also compile reconunend- ations on survival training for air crews and the code of conduct for prisoners "in preparation for the next war." Asked about that, he said he had no specific circumstance in mind. "Wars have occurred for thousands of years and they seem to occur on a cyclical basis. It is the duty of the military to prepare." Asked if it were possible to prepare men for being a prisoner of war, Stockdale said he was well - prepared and believes it is possible for other men. "I DON'T anticipate any major changes in the code of conduct, only refinements." Stockdale decluied to answer questions on political issues or the bombing of Cambodia. "I haven't had enough time to read, but I am sure the President is doing what is best for the country." He said it was his opinion that peace with honor has been achieved. "I have complete confidence in the President, and I say that after having personal contact with him. I was impressed by his brilliance and integirty," Stockdale remarked. Asked about the comment of Rear Adm. Jeremiah Denton tliat Stockdale was the true hero of Vietnamese prison camps, he said, "I don't be­ lieve I am any more a hevy than Jerry Denton. We are a lot alike, and we both had a wholesome environment in which to grow up." I CAN remember my first patriotic feehngs in Abingdon as a toddler at the Memorial Day and Veterans Day celebrations staged by the local American Legion. There is no place better in America to learn to understand this tountry than Knox County." Stockdale said he feels contact sports were also influential in giving him the personal strength to withstand pressures of prison life. A graduate of Abingdon High School with the class of 1942, he lettered in football three years. He also played da^s is scheduled for tonight as a freshman at Monmouth at the Abingdon Grade School. College and later in the U.S. Naval Academy and on service teams. • «I LEARNED more in those Wednesday afternoon scrimmages than you would believe." He contended that the rigors of his plebe year at the Naval Academy helped him sort out feehngs about God and country. St'ockdale was piloting an A4 aircraft when he was shot down Sept. 9, 1965. He suffered a broken leg in the crash, for which he received an operation which left him with a stiff leg. After being captured by civilians, he was held hi solitary confinement for the first four years. He said he spent time in exercise, prayer and organizing resistance to the. North Vietnamese. ONE OF THE formi? this resistance took was development of a covert system of conununicatlon among prisoners. The system operated con- tinously and consisted of wall- tapping, any flashhig devise that could be found and placement of sticks or twigs. Stockdale predicted "clear sailing" for the future of the country. "You must understand that this is limited to my personal experience. I was warned to be aware of changes, but I came home to find a 22 -year- old son that I like as well as love. In long conversations, I have found him and his peers to be finer boys than this country has ever known. We have a better educational system and better national health and vigor," he said. HE AND MRS. STOCKDALE were scheduled to pay a visit this afternoon to the old Bond farm, which he now owns. "That farm has never been owned by any other family, and I will keep it." A reception for the Stock- ILUNOIS: Cloudy tonight with oe«MlotMl rain likely and wanner north. Thuriday variablo cloudiness with chance of rain or ahowers. Low tonight low SOi north, low eos aouth. High Thuriday moaUy 708. WRStERN ILLINOIS: Fair and mild tonight. Increasing cloudiness and warm Thursday. Low tonight 85-80. High Thur^ay 708. LOCAt WSATHCR Noon. temperature, 62; morning's low, SI. Sky cloudy, wind out o{ New Store m.0.h. (Tueeday's irnum, 3S.) Sun the east at 9 ... maximum, 82; mini rose today at S:18 a.m., sets at 6:41 p.m. Humidity, 84%.~ lUVmllTAOEl Dubuque— 14 .7 rise 0.1 Davenport—13.3 rise 0.7 Burlington—14.8 rise 0.1 Keokuk—14,3 tall 0.3 Quincy—17.0 rise 0 .2 Grafton— 24.2 fall 0 .2 Alton— 28.4 no change St. Louis—34.0 rise 0.1 Cape Girardeau—38.7 fall 0 .2 Sears Will Build In Kenroy's Mall Sean, Roebuck & Co. today confirmed reports that it will join Kenroy Inc. in building a. department store and automotive service ceh !ter at the profXMed Sandbui^ Mall shopping center here. WILLIAM L. WARNER, Sears' local manager, said the new store with approximately 77,000 square feet will add sigiUficantly to merchandise selection available here and will help Seans meet consumer demands of a growing trading area. . The new store will be approximately twice the size of Sears' present store on East Main Street, which it occupies umler lease. Ken Tucker, president of Kenroy, the owner and developer of Sandburg Mall, said that two other department stores will join Sears to aiichor the center. Identity of the two has not been otficially announced, but persons dose to the development have said they are J. C. Penney Co. and Bergner's. THE MALL IS scheduled for opening hi 1975 end will include 165,000 square feet of floor space for some 70 smaller stores in addition to the larger three. Warner said the Sears store will be a one-floor structure to be built by Kenroy according to Sears' plans and specifications. "We of Sears appreciate the loyalty of our many friends in the Galesburg area and look forward to serving them in a new, modem store," Warner said this morning. The mall is to be built west of North Henderson Street and south of U.S. 34 Bypass. Under an annexation agreement approved by the Galesburg City OouncU March 19, the city wM extend Garl Sandburg prive west to link North Henderson and West Fremont streets west of Galesburg High School. Sandburg Drive will be four lanes and the main access road to the mall. UNDER THE AGREflMENT, the city will ante 1201.558 toward the road construction cost, and Kenroy will provide $266,000. Estimated cost of the enclosed mall has been put at about $15 million by Kenroy, the development firm based at Skokie. DeKalb University Students Capture City Council Posts By United Press International Two Northern Illinois University students won seats on the DeKalb City Council for the first time Tuesday in an election marked by the largest voter turnout ever in the town's municipal races. At Pontoon Beach in Madison County, a 33-year-old Southern Illinois University student won the mayoral election, defeating a local busmessman. Incumbent mayors were reelected in Waukegari, Rock Island, Kankakee and hundreds of small communities throughout the state. Two of Three At DeKalb students were on the ballot In three of the town's seven wards, but won seats on the city council in only two. CJwries Stowe, a 21 -yeair -old s«oior electronics major from GarlvUIe, «ie|eated a fellow student in the sixth ward, and David Jaffe, a 19 - year - old sophomore fiom Morton Grove i defeated three students and two other candidates. City Clerk Sam Rippi said although voter turnout was heavy, balloting was light in the student - dominated wards because most students were out of town during the university's spring break. There were some 800 absentee ballots cast. Machinist for Seven Years In Pontoon Beach, a village of some 2,000 residents, Floyd Moss, who worked as a machinist for seven years before attending SIU, defeated Thomas W. Elliot 482 votes to 241 in the mayoral race. Moss is a psychology student who returned to school at the Edwardsviile campus. Elliot is employed by the National Cash Register Co. In Waukegan, Republican Mayor Robert Sabonjian won a fifth term, defeatuig Ernest Dicig, a Democratic alderman, by a slim 280 votes, 9,091 to 8,811. In Kane County, Geneva City defeated another student and a;Councilman Burton Woods piled recent NIU graduate in the up 1,779 votes compared to seventh ward. i 1.297 for fellow councilman In the first ward, Michael Merritt King. Gregory Zanis, McDermoU, ^, a special as- the 22-year-old candidate who slstaot to tba prasideot at NIU, was wounded by an unknown assailant last week, received 271 votes. At Rock Island, Mayor James Haymaker won a third term, defeating Robert Maurus, a member of the City Council in a contest marked by mutual charges of mudslinging and lying. Rock Island voters also elected the first black man ever to its city council. Elementary school principal James Davis was the top vote getter in a field of six candidates. In Charleston, auto dealer Robert Hickman defeated Dr. Leonard Durham in the mayor's race 3,307 votes to 2,240. Durham, director of life sciences at Eastern Illinois University, had been out of town on a sabbatical leave since January conductmg an absentee campaign. Only Student Defeated The only student on the Charleston ballot, Robert Shuff, was defeated in the city council race. In Moline, Democratic Mayor Jesse McCandless, 62, was defeated after one term by Earl Wendt, 35, a Republican alder­ man, on a vote of 5,700 to 3,800. Kankakee Mayor Tom Ryan won re-election to a third term by a 2-1 margin over Democrat Ed Vogt and in neighboring Bradley, Mayor Glen Mulligan was re-elected to a fourth term. At Du Quoin, Robert Armstrong, defeated Herman Yehling, 2,101 to 656 in the mayor's race. Incumbent Jack Struck did not run. Double lioser In Herrin, Robert Craig wound up a double loser, conducting an unsuccessful write- in campaign against Mayor John McVey and a failing bid for the fourth ward alderman's seat. Other mayors returned to office were Bruce Richmond at MuiThysboro, Francis M. Perkins at Lawenceville, William Nickel in Sumner, George Thomas at Brooklyn, Barney Metz at Dupo, John Lee at Venice, W. H. Kremmel at Columbia in Monroe County and Frank Keasler at East Alton. And at Deland, in Piatt County, the vote was 165-70 in favor of remaining "dry." Fairfield went "wet" for the first time in more than 30 years with the wets oqtpolling the "drys" 1,823 to 1,752. WL. "Walt" Jones won the race for mayor over Glenn Brock. The incumbent, Sam Puckett, did not run. At Robinson, voters denied Mayor Carl Zwermann a fourth term. Zwermann finished second to Don Gubelman in a race that attracted four candidates. Vandalia voters returned Mayor Elvin Washburn to office. Barrett Gets Fine of $15,000, Three Years for Each Count CHICAGO (UPI)^oncurrent sentences of three years' imprisonment on each of 16 counts of bribery, income tax evasion and mail fraud and a fine of $15,000 were imposed on former Cook County Clerk Edward Barrett Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Richard B. Austin passed sentence, saying the penalty would have been harsher had the 73- year-old Barrett been in better health. Barrett, who was convicted March 7 of accepting $180,000 in bribes from a Pennsylvania voting machine company, told the judge, "I have served my state and my country with honor. I wanted to retire with honor and with no reflection <m my family name." The government had asked ttiat Barrett be sentenced to five years on each count, the sentences to run concurrently, and fined $25,000 plus court costs. Assistant U.S. Attorney Dan Webb said, "While it is easy to be sympathetic, this is not the time to be sympathetic. Mr. Barrett did not serve with honor. Mr. Barrett served with disgrace." WATACA To Be Visited By The Red Cross Dodge Mobile Oollection Unit THIS THURSDAY Everyone Is Welcome! Dote: April 19 Hours: 12 to 6 p.m. Ploce: In Front of Town Holl Thankf to Tho Women's Club of Watagi, sponsors iml Mrs. D««nna Stent, Chairman. GAIESBURG REGIONAL Red Cross Blood Center I we AM AN AGENCY OF THG VNITKO rUNO |

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