Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on April 20, 1973 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, April 20, 1973
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1 W^^butQ J ^eQ\^fer 't^Q\\, Golesbupg, Friday. Apfil 20. 1973 Public Officials Council Asks Authority To Review Area's Applications for Funds Weather and River Stages By NORMA CUNNINGHAM (Staff Writer) MACOMB - The West Central Illinois Regional Council of Public Officials, meeting here Thursday, discussed a request pending with Gov. Daniel Walker to be designated the regiona} clearing house and took its first look at a tentative 1974 budget. Richard Gale, new WGIRCPO director, reported that he had sent a letter to Walker asking that the council be designated a regional clearing house to review and comment on all federal expenditures in the 6-county region. GALE SAID Walker had replied that the request was being considered. Gale said the request will probably be granted. "Do you mean this council is going to play God on grants?" one member asked. Gale explained that applicants for grflnts can be asked to appear before the council to explain projects and that the role of the council would be to review and comment on applications. Douglas Bergmann, a Knox County supervisor and representative to the council, questioned the letter being sent without the knowledge of members, and asked that communications be improved in the future. MEMBERS TOOK a look at a proposed budget for 1974, which would total $76,134. The amount is nearly triple the $25,519 figure for 1973. The proposed budget included $54,600 for staff, $3,721 for benefits, $11,350 for operating expenses, and $6,463 for a contingency fund. Homer SheriU, Hamilton mayor who is WCICRPO chairman, asked representa* lives to take the budget back to local units of government and get an indication of wlH- ingness to fund it. Me set a s|)ecial budget meeting for May 17. BERGMANN objected to a sentence in the 1974 work pain which read, "It may be possible that all counties need not participate in all studies, e.g., a stripmining study." "Don't fragment this council by setting aside special areas^ We entered into this as a regional council; It caniH)t be a regional group if there isn't cooperation." Knox County's projected share in the 1974 budget for the council would be $2,899, and the City of Galesburg's share would be $$,229. A ROUTE for a highway corridor from Chicago to Kansas City, Mo., also produced dissent among the council members. Charles Eppers, Keokuk, Iowa mayor, asked the council to go on record as leaving the exact route of the corridor open pending completion of the study. A Senate bill on the corridor designed the route to cross the Mississippi River at Quincy, and Eppers contended that if the crossing was pre-determined, a study was not needed. He said a study would show that the crossing should be placed north of that point. Aid. Frank Joh'nson, Gales^ burg representative, suggested that letters be sent to legislators backing construction of the supplemental freeway sys' tern through Galesburg and Monmouth to Macomb. Bergmann made the motion, which was seconded by Johnson and defeated by the council M. MONMOUTH MAYOR George Bersted spoke against the motion, saying such action might stop or delay progress on a projected Rock Island to Monmouth highway corridor. Gale recommended that the council go on record as supporting a bill introduced by Rep. Sam McGrew, IMJene- seo, to make Robert Morris Junior College a 4*year Insti' tutton known as Carthage State University. McGrew^s bill presses that the property be purchased for $2.95 million. Gae explained that the establishment of a college of ecology was part' of the Democratic platform in the last election. GALE REP (mnfiD on pend* ing legislation which would make special revenue sharing funds available to local units of government as an alternative to grant programs. Funds would be designated in three categories — law enforcement, community develr opment and manpower, according to the director. He said plans are jiow being formulated with specifics "a deep, dark secret." Members were told that guidelines call for the coun- Cit to be expanded from its present membership of 17 to 24, with the additional representation to be from citizens who are neither elected or appointed officials. Mechanics' Strike Forces Ozark to Curtail Service ST. LOUIS (UPI) - After 13 months of negotiating for a new contract, members of the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association walked off their jobs Thursday night in a strike against (ksark Air Lines. With the Easter holiday crush expected to begin today, an Ozark spokesman declined to say what affect the strike would have on operations, althodgh he acknowledged that an airline cannot run without mechanics. All Ozark flights were canceled shortly after the strike went into effect, an Ozark spokesman in St. Louis said. Ozark serves 62 cities in 15 states, mosly in the Midwest. The association, which represents 560 mechanics at Ozark, had been negotiating for a new contract since expiration of the old one March 31, 1972. When negotiations broke down again Wednesday, the strike was predicted by Oliver Dele Femine, national director of the association. Delle Femine said, "If there is a strike, I believe it will be a long one." Delle Femine said the association wants salary increases of 5.5 per cent per year in a One Dead Service Unsure Beyond Today Dick Boyce, resident man' ager at Ozark Air Lines' Galesburg terminal, said this morning that Ozark flights to and from Galesburg had been canceled today. "Beyond today, I don't know," he added. Boyce said he was busy refunding customers' money and trying to help others get reservations on other airlfaies at Moline, St. Louis and Chicago. He acknowledged that the Easter holiday weekend had caused some Increase in ticket sales, "but not that much, actually." Four Ozark employes at the Galesburg Municipal Airport have been laid off because of the strike, and Boyce was working alone this morning. The four were customer service agents, baggage handlers and weather equipment operators. two-year contract, retroactive to the expiration date of the old contract. Top pay for Ozark mechanics under a contract that Snow, Tornadoes Hit Plain, Valley By United Press International Three persons were injured in Blizzards, tornadoes and strong winds struck the Pl.ains and the Mississippi Valley Thursday, leaving at least one person dead and a number of others injured. A man was killed near Channing, Tex., Thursday when the cattle truck he was driving plowed into another, which had jackknifed across U.S. 385 in a blinding dust and wind storm. Five persons were injured in Amarillo, Tex., when wind Chicago when strong winds ripped away part of the roof of the International Amphitheatre, sending debris toppling down upon 7,000 persons attending the D i s n e y on Parade Show. None was seriously hurt. Wind gusts of up to 67 miles per hour ripped off screen doors, downed trees and power lines and iM-oke windows throughout the Chicago area. Police cordoned off streets around Sears Tower because high winds reportedly were in the gusts of up to 100 miles per hour smashed house trailers.lbreaking windows plucked bricks from buildihgs skyscraper, and shattered windows. 15 Injured At least 15 persons were injured when high winds buffeted Batesville, Ark. Eight of them were children, injured when strong winds, possibly a tornado, toppled trees onto an Wall Collapses Winds gusting to 61 miles per hour collapsed the wall of a car rental company's garage In Omaha, damaging some cars but causing no injuries. High winds caused damage to elementary school. None of the i ^^veral Nebraska farms. ' Thunderstorms continued injuries was serious. Twisters swept through at least three counties in western Tennessee. One of them destroyed five house trailers near Milllngton, Tenn., and barely missed a naval air station and hospital. today in much of the eastern Plains and the westf^rn Mississippi Valley while showers dampened Texas and the western Ohio Valley and the Middle Atlantic states. (Continued on page 15) expired April 1 of last year is $6.17 an hour. He said Ozark had been harassing employes and forcing a strike by its "take4t-or-leave-it attitude" regarding its contract offer. The Ozark spokesman said the contract offer was in line with similar contracts in the industry, and would give the mechanics the highest pay in the industry. He said the company could not meet "the excessive demands" of the association and remain competitive. Ozark, based in St. Louis, had a loss of $459,453 during January and February of this year. President Edward J. Crane blamed the loss on lower seasonal traffic volume and expenses for new antihijacking equipment. The office of Rep. Robert T. Michel, R-III., reported today that the congressman had queried the Civil Aeronautics Board about the possibilities of obtaining alternate or substitute air service during the Ozark strike, but that he had received no encouragement. City-County Plan ior Jail Nearly Done The final plans for a pro­ posed'city-county law enforcement building may be completed next "Tuesday. City and county officials, in n work session Tliursday night, instructed architect John Mellican to refine plans he presented, a week ago for presentation next week. ;CITY MANAGER Thomas Herring objected to plans presented last night on the grounds that they increased corridor space by 50 per cent and stairways by 33 per cent. The officials agreed last night that the previous plans, with some refinements, would best serve the purpose of both the city and the county. The plans have been under consideration for several weeks. The proposed joint law enforcement-fire station would be constructed on the old high school site a block bounded by Broad, Tompkins, Cedar and Simmons streets. Plans under consideration call for a 6-level, 3-story building which would house Civil Defense offices, a police pistol range and parking on the lower level, administrative offices and fire equipment on the first floor, and a detention area on (Continued on page 15) i .M ill' "'""{•'" ^ ' iiiiL' illiltl • V .irf*' mm^i^.^ %iL I ' R'M Printer Retires Paul McKillip, 650 Liberty St., set his final lines of type for today's Register-Mail before retiring. His career in the printing business spans more than 60 years, dating back to Started at 11 19il when he first set type by hand. In addition to being a linotype operator, McKillip has also been assistant machinist for the- Register-Mail. Printer Sets His Last Type After 60 Years in Business Paul McKillip, 76, set his last line of type today after more than 60 years in the newspaper busuiess. He started work at the old Republican Register here on Dec. 18, 1911, at the age of 14. He set his first type by hand, standing on a box to reacli the type case because he was so'small. He started as a carrier boy at the age of 11. THERE WEREN'T regulations on children working in those days, but he did have to obtain a woiic permit from the superintendent of schools before he was hired. He left to join the Navy in 1918, but returned to Galesburg and the newspaper business April 20, 1929, where he remained until today. Durhig his early days on the job, The Republican Register end the Galesburg Evening Mail, which later combined to become the Galesburg Register-Mail, shared a single telegraph news receiver, and McKillip carried messages between the two. LINOTYPE machines became commonplace in print shops, and McKillip said he had no trouble learnmg the intricacies of the- machine. The number of words and characters produced by his fingers over the years staggers the imagination. For the past 22 years, he has been operatuig the teletype news setting machines m the Register - Mail's composing room, and he also held the title of assistant machinist — which means he knows the machines that produce type inside and out. McKillip holds an affection for the machmes, soon to become a thing of the past with the newspaper's conversion to 1he "cold type" process. "I don't know much about the new process, and I'm really not interested m it. I hate to see the old linotypes go because that means the end of the pruiting business," he said this morning. HIS PLANS call for a month- long vacation in June when he and his wife, Mary, plan to go south to New Orleans and then on to California. Asked what he plans to do on his return honieThereplied,- "I've got plenty of projects at home." The McKillips have four sons, 24 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. They reside at 650 Liberty St. -30- FAA Officials Probe Cause of Davenport Plane Crash DAVENPORT, Iowa. (UPI)Federal Aviation Administration officials today were investigating the crash Of a twin-engine Beechcraft commuter plane which claimed six lives. Killed m the crash Thursday were Charles Nixon, the pilot, and Guy Robert Colpo, believed to be the copilot, both of Mus- catuie. Four passengers who also died were Robert Heuman of Royal Oak, Mich.; William Hodgson of the Chicago area; Roger Waters Jr. of Oakbrook, III., and Paul Andrews of Montgomery, Ala. No ages were available on the victims. There were no survivors in the crash which occurred when a wing apparently folded and sent the craft plunging into a field on the Wayne Dietz farm on the northwest edge of Davenport. The plane was on a daily commuter run from Muscatine to Chicago by way of Davenport. It was owned by Air Iowa commuter lines of Muscatine. Dietz, who said he was a pilot himself, and his son — Gary, l&-witnessed the crash from their yard. Dietz said he knew the plane was in trouble "almost instantly because I could see the wing folded back and it was out of control." The plane hit the ground only a few hundred yards from the Dietz home just south of Interstate 80. The bodies were taken to a temporary morgue set up ^n an Iowa National Guard hangar at the Davenport Municipal Airport. Witnesses said the plane did not explode or burn when it hit the ground, but just scattered into sections of metal. Officials at the Davenport airport said the plane was approaching the field when it crashed about five miles away. Ron Schaitel, manager of Mid­ west Aviation Co., based at the Davenport airport, said the weather conditions at the time of the crash were not perfect but suitable for flyhig. Nixon, the pilot, also was president of Air Iowa which owned the plane. The craft, the firm's only plane, could carry 9^ many as nine passengers and two crewmen. Sources in Muscatine said Air Iowa, which began flights m March, 1971, had a perfect safety record until Thursday. ILLINOIS: V«tlabie eloudineM wlUi showen and thundentorms likely tonffht. Saturday ffiottly eloudy with ahowers ancf thundir- ittonns HMIy north, paftly aunny with chance ot thunderstorms souUi. Low tonight mosUy SOs. High Saturday mid 70s to mid tOs. WESTGRN iLUkoiS: Considerable cloudiness and mild tonight and Saturday with stveral periods of showers and thunderstorms. Chanel of damaging winds and hail in some of th« heavier storms. Low tonight 5S-«S. High Saturday 68-74. IOWA: MotHy~cIotody with scat' tered ahow|M or thundmliAwera likely tonignt and decailMtai rain likely Saturday. A little eooier ttt- night. Low tonight low 4M west, low 80s east. High Saturday low Ms norOiwest, low 70s soutjieast. LOCAL wieAtHtR Uoon temperature, 72; morning's \o*, Si. Sky partly cloudy. (ThurS- Covers 3 Years day's maklmum, 1i; minfmum, »«,) Sun rose today at S;1S a.m., sets at 6:43 p.m. txttitbtD roftieAif ILLINOIS: variable cidudihess Sunday through lti««da* wiUi occasional showMi Uke^ Juttdtt)^ and Monday; hufti SMtilorth, TM Itnith nights; lows morning. ^ mvttillfAttit Dubuque--lS.O MR* O.S „ AUon-MTrlM .p.a .^ ' St. LoUli—94.4 «8e_ 0;9 Cape Girardeau—39.3 taU 0.4 aSall - LaSaUe—ao.o faU 0.2 Peorla^i9.2^fall 0.4 Havana-1«.« «all 0.3 ^, Beardstown -^ll.l fall 0.3 St. Charles—31.« rise 0.4 Rowe, Carpenters Approve Contract Rowe Manufacturing Co. end members of the Carpenters and Joiners of America Looal 1692 have agreed on a new 3- year contract which will take effect May 1. The agreement was approved by an 83 per cent margin of unionmembers who voted on it. DALE H. ROWE, company president, said the contract includes increases in base pay rates of 20 cents per hour for each of the next three years. In addition, the a^eement includes an increase in paid holidays, more vacation time, improvements in the pension plan and nearly doubles group insurance benefits. HOWE'S EMPLOYES work a 40-hour week. The firm employs abodt 250 persons. The company, which manufactures overhead doors, farm gates and ladders, has been in business in Galesburg since 1908. Easter Egg Event Slated \ext Sunday The annual American Legion Easter Egg Hunt will be held Sunday at 3:15 p.m. near "fireplace row" at Lake Storey Park. The event is being sponsored by Knox County Voiture 606, 40 & 8. Children will participate in four age brackets: 1-3, 3-6, 6-9, and 9-12 years old. About 1,000 eggs will be hidden in tlie park and a total of 25 prizes consisting of toy rabbits and ducks will be awarded to the winners. All children will receive free cotton candy following the hunt. Any child in the community is eligible to participate, the sponsors said. If it rains a cancellation notice will be announced on the radio and the hunt will be re-soheduied for the following Sunday. Shortage of Gas Closes Stations ST. LOUIS (UPI)-Four outlets of a large independent gasoline station company in the St. Louis area will be closed because of supply prob- *1t;ms," the owner of the stations said today. Robert Riegel, owner of the Texas Discount Gas Co., said one station ah-eady had been forced to shut down and that three more would close as soon as they run out of gas. Nursing Center Workers to Vote On Union Link About half of the full-time employes at Americana Nursing Center, 280 E. Losey St., will decide in an election next month if they want to join a . national union. VoUng, which will be held May 17 at the nursing center, will involve about 20 persons, including laundry employes, nurses' aides and housekeeping employes. They will decide if they wish to join the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. A spokesman for the National Labor Relations Board, a neutra government body which will conduct the elections, said today a petition calling for the election and including the signatures 6f the required 30 per cent of those alfected had been submitted. Voting will be from 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., and Irom 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. A sinnple majority of those voting could approve the unionization. Union representative William H. Maring, 1546 N. Cedar St., said today he was confident the Americana employes would elect to join the union. Maring was instrumental in setting up the election. Bank Robbed ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, 111. (UPI) - The North Point Bank was robbed of $18,000 Thursday by a lone gunman who entered the bank and asked a teller for change for $100 bill, then drew a gun. Medic Die8 JACKSONVILLE, 111. (UPI) — Navy medic William Wagner, 41, Burlingame, Kan., was killed Thursday when his auto collided with a truck near U.S. 36 and Illinois 100 in Scott County. Profit Sharing Payments Are Made hyFirm Midwest Manufacturing Co., a subsidiary of Admiral Corp., Thursday completed the dis- triibution of $1.6 million to its employes who have participated in its profit faring program. Les Johnson, industrial relations manager for Midwest, said Thursday that the profit sharing program, which has been paid for solely by Midwest since its inception, is being terminated. Approximately 2,800 persons took part in the program. Johnson said the program as originally designed by Midwest was geared to providing employes with retirement benefits. He said that recent contract negotiations with employe unions resulted in the formulation of a retirement program providing better benefits than could be retrieved from the profit sharing program. "The program used to be the retirement vehicle," Johnson said, "but it has not l>een of such a nature that it is suitable for retirement." He added that the new retirement program is considered to be one of the best in the state. The benefits, he said, have been significantly increased. Johnson also announced that Midwest is stepping up its annual service awards program which this year will be held next Wednesday at the Holiday Inn. Man Sentenced URBANA, 111. (UPI) Charles Lipscomb; 21, Champaign, convicted of the Dec. 25 slaying of Kenneth Shackelford, was sentenced Thursday to 42 years in prison. I got a vision then. I sow a wave of blue water liice o breaker. On the wave in golden script was written: The world wants woterbeds. — Michael Valentine Zamiiro : (complete kits in any size . . . only $29.95) open tonight until nine calico cat monday & friday 10-9 Saturday & weekdays 10-5 71 soMth stmincry, gqUsbwrg Ph. 343*3319 I

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