Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on April 21, 1973 · Page 2
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 2

Galesburg, Illinois
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Saturday, April 21, 1973
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L b r ,1 ii X-LJil t _ n I I I 1 » ^ • • F _ -I * 1 Y ' ' 'i r .1 ^ •>- 4^ 1 * •f- Oitesburg City Council members may resume dis- Guistons on the choice of a site lor a new eity^unty aatiitary landfiU and proposed munictptl expenditures for liseal 1973-74 during an informal meeting M<mday night. The session is scheduled to dnd advantages of the three sites and narrowed the choice to property owned by Ronald Daviest a self-empk^ed bus^ inessman, and strijunined property owned by Midland Coal Co* Davies has agreed to lease %\ a year, but there would be the budget from the city man- year and developing a year start at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall. S^ill'. i?"^!^^!!?^^^^^^^ THREE DISPOSAL sites have been under consideration in recent weelcs by the council and the Knox County Board's Sanitary Landfill Committee. Members of the council and committee, at a meeting Wednesday, discussed costs miles east o( Oalesburg along U.S. ISO, for five years with an option for the county to purchase. The lease would be renewable for three more 5- year periods. The coal company's site, on County Highways 12 and 17, is about 18 miles from Gales- no Option to purchase. BECAUSE THE min« site is farther from Galesbarg than Davies', the cost of muling refuse to it and ultimately the cost to the tatpayer would be higher. 0ty Manager Thomas B. Herring estimates the cost to the city for hauling refuse is about |4»<K)0 per mile per year. Although the 1973-74 fiscal year started April 1, budget discussions were delayed until after the muniqipal election. Last Wednesday the council received, reconmienda- ager. On Monday night, the council may hear the rest of the proposed expenditures for the new budget and begin talks about a special budget covering federal revenue sharing funds. This year's basic budget, Herring said, could be a|}out $6 million. The budget last year was about $5.6 million. HERRING'S recommendations to the council, revealed in last Wednesday's meeting, included hiring a city planner _ program reorganising the Human Relations Commission and Office of Economic Opportttnity. the revenue sharing budget will determine the use of some $500,000. Aldermen about a month ago indicated street improvements would receive priority. The manager has suggested the funds be used for non^resurring projects. Another meeting on budget matters is scheduled for next in and establishing an office of Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. city planning, dropping the the City Hall council cham- burg. It could be leased for, tions for more than half of city's recreation program this ber. Children's Tradition Easter and Passover are two distinct religious observances, but they share a similar tradition for children. In photo at left, Jimmy and Renee Schneck, search for caster eggs, while in photo at right, Jill, standing, Capital f Mefs By United Press International Names Agricultural Aide SPRINGFIELD - Environmental Protection Agency Director Mary Lee Leahy has appointed James Franic as agricultural adviser to her and to EPA staff members currently developing agriculture pollution standards. Franic had been an agricultural specialist in the EPA's Water Pollution Control Division. Mrs. Leahy said Frank would help the state suggest reasonable guidelines for federal rules on livestoclc feedlots and said his appointment "reflects the growing communication between myself and agriculture groups around the state." h Post Pollution Awards SPRINGFIELD — Six awards for best performance in ivater pollution control have been announced by the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators, Abbott Laboratories of North Chicago won the top award for its outstanding control program and George Hankam- tner, employed by the city of Belleville, was named operator of the year. Awards for best operated plants, classified according to the size and complexity of the treatment problem, went to the Aurora Sanitary District; Scott Air Force Base, Belleville; the village of Bethany, Moultrie County, and the St. Joseph Home, Lake Zurich. Suspend Water Rate Hikes Storm Victim Mrs. Carrie Myers, a victim of a tornado late Friday at Harrison, Ark., is escorted from the ruins of her home on the edge of that community. The storm left one person dead, several injured and thousands Of dollars in property damage. UNIFAX Illinois, Wisconsin Are Hit By Floods; Close Highways Weather atid River Stages By United Press International Flash floods fed by rains of more than four inches swept through portions of northwestern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin today, driving families from their homes and closing roads. Bockford, III, had nearly 4^ inches of rain after 6 p.m. Fri- The Rock River over* homes day. flowed its banks and hunt for matzos, cakes of unleavened bread eaten during U)e Feast of the Passover. All are residents of Buffalo Grove, III. Colored eggs date back to the time of the ancient Egyptians, who regarded them as the new SPRINGFIELD The Illinois Commerce Commission and Karyn and Steven Farber engage in a life of spring. UNIFAX Mechanics Quit Kerner Case Friday suspended proposed water rate hikes for four firms pending public hearings. The increases were sought by: — The Northern Illinois Water CQ », seeking a 25 per cent increase from about 26,300 customers in the Champaign-Urbana area. — The Illinois Municipal Water Co., seeking increases of about 50 per cent from 3,700 customers in Cook and Du Page counties. — The Warrenville Water Co., seeking a 67 per cent increase from 425 customers in Du Page County. The Preston Utilities Corp., seeking a 64 per cent increase from 475 water customers and 625 sewer customers in two Will County subdivisions, along a ted. its were evacu- the course Major highways in area were closed. In Waukesha County in southeastern Wisconsin, high water spilled over the top of ^ a dam on Little Muskego Lake and basements of thousands of homes were flooded. Roads were closed, some power and telephone service washed out, and a few backroads bridges swept away. The torrential Midwest ILLINOIS: Tonight periods of thunderstorms northwest, partly cloudy with thunderstorms likely southeast. Sunday variable cloudiness , showers and thunderstorms likely. Low tonight upper 50s to upper 60s. High Sunday 60s extreme northwest, low 80s extreme south. WESTERN ILLINOIS: Several periods of showers and thunderstorms likely through Sunday. Locally damaging winds, hail and heavy rains will accompany some .of the storms. Contlnueci mild. Liow tonight-606. High Sunday 75. 80. IOWA: Mostly cloudy and cooler through Sunday. Showers and thunderstorms likely south and east tonight and Sunday. Chance of brief showers northwest tonight. Low tonight upper 30s extreme northwest, 50s east. High Sunday 50s west, 60s east. LOCAL wlsATHCR Noon temperature, 62; morning's low, 59. Sky cloudy. (Friday's maximum. 74; minimum, 58.) Sun rose today at 5:14 a.m., sets at 6:44 p.m. ItXVER STAGES Dubuque—16.2 rise 1.20. Davenpor1>-14.6 rise 0.9 Burlington—17.2 rise 1.4 Keokuk—18.3 rise 2.9 Quincy—10.7 rise 1.0 Graftpn—24.1 fall 0.1 Alton^28.8 rise 0.2 St. Louis—34.7 rise 0,3 Cape Girardeau—39.6 rise LaSalle—20.8 rise 0.8 Peoria—19.1 fall 0.1 Havana—18.4 fall 0.2 Beardstown—21.3 rise 0.3 ^ St. Charles—31.7 rise 0.5 EXTENPEO FORECAST ILLINOIS: Variable cloudiness Monday through • Wednesday, chance of showers Monday and Wednesday^ LQ.W 408-50 S Monday and Wcdntf'sday. Low Tuesday 30s- ¥^ 40s. High 60S-70S, 0.3 rains after Strike Grounds Ozark Craft; Appeals Done seeks Bids on JFK Coins Long Walkout Is Predicted By January CHICAGO (UPI) Appeal ST. LOUIS (UPI) - Easter weekend travelers planning to fly Ozark Air Lines were out of luck today, as the airline's 200 daily flights have been canceled because of a strike by mechanics. work in St. Louis and Chicago. The spokesman said only skeletal crews were being maintained in areas directly connected with operations, but heavier crews were retained in areas such as reservations and proceedings in the case of former Illinois Gov. Otto Kerner should be completed t>y January, 1974, according to the U.S. who prosecuted the Members of Local 24 of the ^^^jjf ^' ^ „ „ . , Oliver Delle Femme, national director of the mechanics' as- attorney case. U.S. SPRINGFIELD — State Treasurer Alan J. Dixon announced Friday he will accept bids on 100 rolls of un­ circulated Kennedy half dollars that have been in the treasurer's vault for nine years, ''We have decided to offer them to the highest bidder and have the state take the profit,'* Dixon said. He said the rolls, which have a face value of |10 each, are worth at least $13,50 to collectors. of Arkansas, A tor- James Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association, which represents 560 Ozark employes, walked off their Jobs Thursday night in a dispute over a new contract. Negotiating sessions had been conducted since the old contract expired 13 months ago, but r e a c h ed an impasse Wednesday. Ozark serves 62 cities (including Oalesburg) in 15 states, mostly in the Midwest. Others Laid Off sociation, said he thought the strike would be a long one. He said the association is asking for salary increases of 5.5 per cent a year in a two-year contract, retroactive to March 31, 1972, when the old contract ex-iof Attorney Thompson said Friday Kerner must file his appeal on his conviction of taking bribes from a racetrack heiress by April 30. He said arguments on the appeal may be heard as pired. early as this summer. Kerner, 84, and former state Revenue Director Theodore J. Isaacs were convicted Feb. 19 bribery, conspiracy, mall fraud and Income tax evasion, The i n c r e a s e would boost and Kerner also was convicted of perjury. In sentences hand- An Ozark about spokesman contractual 2,115 ployes in many cities were being laid off for an indefinite The bulk wages of a mechanic to $6.52 an hour from the current rate ^ of $6.02. said Management has called the em- association's demands ** period without pay. of the association ed down Thursday by U.S. District Ckiurt Judge Robert L. Taylor, both men were sentenced to three years in prison members industry. excessive" and said the contract offered would make the mechanics the best paid in thel»'eniain free on appeals, and Kerner and fined $50,000. However, Kerner and Isaacs bond pending still re- At Geneva County Prosecutor Doubtful About Candidate's Shooting At Davenport Officials Dont Link Crai^ With Earlier Winfn Mishap tains his $42,300 a year post as a federal appeals court judge. Although Kerner has been on leave of absence since he was Indicted in December, 1971, he AURORA, III (UPl)-It does not appear likely that unsuc- ceiiful Geneva mayoral candidate Gregory Zanls, 22, was shot and wounded by another person as Zanls has said, according to Kane County State's Attorney Gerry Dondanville. Dondanville said Friday that evidence gathered so far in the case indicated that there were some doubts that an unknown masked man was responsible for the shooting. Zanis was shot in the abdomen two days before the April 17 election in Geneva. Zanis' brother, Steve, 19, told police that the candidate had received several threatening, telephone three-way mayoral race, which was won by city councilman Burton Wood. Dondanville said Zanis refused to take a lie detector test in connection with his shooting and that evidence gathered so far included two bullet casings found in a location other than the spot where Zanis said his shooting occurred* Zanis was in satisfactory condition at Geneva in the came aiier a day when tornadoes ravaged parts of the Southwest, leaving two persons dead. The twisters struck portions Missouri and Oklahoma, nado watch was issued for parts of north central Texas, central Oklahoma and parts of south central and southeast Kansas today Expect High Crests At St. Louis, a National Weather Service worker warned that the heavy rainfall in the northern Mississippi basin might bring the highest crests of the year on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, which already have caused deaths and millions of dollars' damage in the eastern Missouri and South- em Illinois areas. Holiday Weekend Under Wet Cloud A twister crushed a home near Atlanta, Mo.. Friday night, killing Mrs. Roland Carnahan. The victim had been trapped in the ruins of the farm Riain, the dominant weather factor most of this month and last, threatens to put a damper on Galesburg area Easter festivities Sunday. THE NATIONAL Weather Servicers forecast calls for thundershowers to continue tonight and tomorrow. Weather authorities said local damaging winds and ))ail are expected in some localities. The latest rainfall left 1.35 inches of precipitation this morning in the area. This brought precipitation for the month to 4.63 nches. Last month's total was 4.77 inches. It has rained 15 of the last 21 days. TRADITIONAL EASTER sunrise services held at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens have been moved from the cemetery to Covenant Church, Dayton and Jefferson streets, Fred Brown, organizer for the program, said late this morning. The change was due to the weather. Galesburg Cable TV, 561 N. Henderson St., was without power yesterday from about 10:30 p.m. to midnight after lightning struck the station's main tower, according to a station official. City police said a tree at the corner of Losey and Broad streets fell during the storm late Friday night and knocked down a traffio signal Humid weather continued throughout the area. The temperature climbed to 74 degrees yesterday. The low this morning was 59 and the mercury at noon stood at 62 degrees. Hospital wound. Community recovering from his home along wi^th her Mand ^(l^opter Used tO KeSCUC and their 13-year-old son. r 50 Trapped in State Park CHICAGO Iowa plane (UPI) - An Air which crashed at Iowa Thursday six persons had last for Air Iowa, a one - plane airline, said the right wing of the Beechcraft had calls warning him to drop out only be removed from the | of the mayoral race, bench through congressional Zanis, who planned to enroll impeachment if he refuses tojat Northern Illinois University resign. at De Kalb. ran third in the Close Crossing; SPRINGFIELD The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved closing the Cedar Street pedestrian crossing over the Santa Fe Railway tracks in Galesburg, The action was taken at a meeting here Friday. year Carnahan and the youth were rescued. '*They got them out with chain saws," authorities said. Twister Cuts Swath A twister swooped from the sky at Harrison, Ark., Friday cutting a 12-mile swath across two northwestern Arkansas counties. At least one person was killed and 15 others were injured. Authorities issued an emergency call for blood, Twisters struck the Oklahoma (Continued on Page 9) OREGON, 111. (UPI) ^ Police called in a helicopter to rescue some 50 persons trapped inside White Pine State Park today when heavy rains triggered flash flooding along a creek running through the park. No injuries were reported. OgJe County sheriff's police said those trapped had been of them, police said, were forced to take refuge on the r:>ofs of the cabins they had rented. Heavy rains sent numerous streams and tributaries over their banks in Ogle Oaunty, washing out bridges and-closing roads. Authorities said traffic was being stopped on Illinois 2 and U.S. 51 entering camping or renting cabins in Winebago County due to fiood- the park along the creek. Some ing. twin - engine been damaged in a collision with a United Air Lines food Davenport, night killing suffered wing damage month in a colll»onwith a food van at O'Hare in March, truck at O'Hare Airport here,! However, the FAA spokesman it was learned Friday, but fed- 1 said damage from the March eral officials denied the inci- collision was '*very minor and ner: /V. Hin ts that, after being examined by Butler Aviation at O'Hare, the small plane was flown back to dents were related. *'Our experts who examined the plane at the time of the collision told me today there {Iowa for repairs, was absolutely no relationship Wayne Dietz, a pilot who between the March collision; w i t n e s.sed Thursday's and Hiursday 's crash,*' a Fed- 1 crash, said he saw the fatal Wing eral Aviation Administration fold back against the fuselage spokesman said. just before the plane crashed Kobert Oohertyi $ spokesman into a Held on ^is f ^rm. CLARKSVILLE, Mo. (UPI) — The coroner who signed Sen. Edward V. Long's death certificate last November believed there was no reason to suspect foul plsy. J. 0. Mudd, Pike County coroner for the last 25 years, $aid Friday he only learned Thursday that Long*s personal secretary, Helen Dunlap, told authorities the former senator suspected he had been poisoned by candy sent him in the mail. ul Play in Senat 9 Death Mudd said he checked with Long's widow after the dealh Nov. 6 and she told him she did not want an autopsy performed on her hu&band. ''In a rural community like this we like to follow the wishes of the family,*' Mudd said. "If a family doesn't want a post mortem we won't go against unless there is to suspect foul their wishes assumed death was from natural causes." Only hours after Miss Dunlap's story became known Friday, Long's widow, Florence, filed a $2,250,000 alienation of affections suit against the secretary. Mrs. Long. from her husband before and after said criminal who had been some reason play." "In this case/* he said, separated sipce early last year, charged Miss Dunlap *' wilfully and wrongfully during the years 1968, 1969. 1970 and 1971, and years date, did carry on conversation and carnally know Edward V. Long." Long served as senator from Missouri from 1960 to 1968, when he was defeated in the Democratic primary by Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton. His will, rewritten only weeks before his death, named Miss Dunlap executrix of his estate. The revised will, which Mrs. Long is contesting in court, left the bulk of his estate to his 5- year-old granddaughter. It left Mrs. Long $10. The value of the estate has been estimated million. variously at $770,000 to $2.3 Miss Dunlap did not come forward with her story of Long's death until about a The month ago. Missouri Highway rairoi are taking part in the investigation. FBI Patrol and V

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