Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on April 25, 1973 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, April 25, 1973
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\ m 11' i I • • 14^' •. J ' I , Apfjl 25, 1973 Spoon hahe Weather and River Stages Stayn Chant EPA Report north, mostly eloudj^ imith mm showers liHtly •xtrtmt imllH; By ANDREA PERHETTI (Staff Writer) City Plan Commission members, during their regular m<mthly meeting Tuesday night, agreed to recommend to the City Council that a full- time city planner be hired for Galesburg. BEN SIEG, a commission member who made the proposal, said hiring a planner would result in more comprehensive planning for the city. "This would be more far- reaching/' Sieg commented. "It should have been done some time ago/' Mayor Robert Cabeen, who serves as commission chairman, suggested that professional planning consultants also be retained by the city. •*The two are essential if you want to do a good job of planning," Cabeen said, adding that a problem in the past has been that no one follows plans after they are made. **It might be a major expense, but it may be justified/' Sieg added. IN OTHER action, the commission voted to recommend that a planned unit develop­ ment'' section be added to the city zoning ordinance. Such a provision would, for example, allow development of projects like the proposed Sandburg Mall shopping center near the Henderson Street-U.S. 34 ln« terchange. A diversity of structures would be allowed in a particular district under the proposed section. Under the current zoning ordinance, the types and sizes of structures permitted in an area are regulated according to its zoning classification. 'This being a separate district, you cannot depend on an old district to control den« tions sity," City Manager Thomas i). Herring explained. During discussion of the proposal, questions were also raised about current reMric* on building heiglits. Commission memlbers agreed to study the needs for such a regulation. AT PRESENT, 1- and 2- family dwellings cannot exceed 35 feet, multilamily unitd 45 feet and commercial structures 100 feet. Action was delayed on a preliminary-final plat of Leo B. Smith Subdivision on tiie south side of Gay Street until the developer sUbmits dia­ grams showing future plans lor street entrances and exits. The preliminary plat of Lakeside Stlbdivlsion-Exten^ sion I, on South Lake Storey Itoad^ was approved subject to the radius ol a cul-de-sac being expanded to 38 feet. JAMES MORROW, director of public works,, said fire trucks could not tun around in a smaller area. A preliminary-final i^at ol Maxwell Paricway Division- Extension I, east of Lincoln Park Drive and north of Carl San<H)urg Drive, also was recommended for approval by the City Council. wn CHICAGO (UP like 28 years of cl For a few short weeks, it looked shows and community theater were behind La^ GittldSon. He landed the lead role of Mayor Richard Daley in the musical "n—" " The new Spoon Lake in rural Knox County is not be* ing polluted by the runoff from stripmined land, accord' ing to i study by the Illinois envircmmental Pf«tection Agency made public Tuesday at a meeting of the Knox County Ptan Commission. The study was done at the request of American Central Corp., developers of ttie Oak Run subdivision, to alleviate concern expressed by en* vironmentalists that pollution could occur. Robert Masterson, county zoning administrator, said "Now it seems the water in Spoon Lake is more pure than that in the Galesburg water system." Samples of the water were taken Nov. 9, 1972, to see If the former mine land, now be* ing used as a youth camp by the lUinoia Police Assn., was producing a runoff which could pollute the lake. American Central plans to construct a dike to keep water from the youth camp area from draining into the lake. Committee Plans Storey <^ooler. thuriil«y pM\y clbUdy to cloudy. Low t6ni|ht mid nOs ix- tr«me northi ttpptr 40ft #xtr«mc south. m0i ThurftdAy 80t tlOfth, south. WKSf SSUN ILLINOIS C !onsld«rftbi« cloudiness and a little cooler li^ith chance of light showers or pos- Idw, jft. Sky dlear. (t^iday*! maxi^ mrnn, m mif)ifnutn» M.) sun rose iet« at «:4s ILtmOiSf Falf ijAd ufieeasonabiy <i(n)l Friday thmighi Sunday: low in the 30s« high In tn« 4(M or lower SOS north» mostly In fh« MB touth. sibly thundershowers tonight and tliursday. Low tonight mid to up. per 40«. High thursday mid «oi. IOWA: Chance of scattered ahow* ers and cooler tonight. Thursday decreasing cloudiness and cool. Low tonight aos north, around 40 south. High Thursday around 00 northi near 60 south. LOCAL WCATHCII Noon temperaturei 60; moming*s For New Jail MVEII STAOBt Dubuque—17.0 ho change Burlington--2L3 rise 0.2 Ke6ltuk--ai.3 fill 0.1 8 uMcy-^tt;4 rile o.« rifton-^itJ fit* 1.9 Alton-^4 Hit 1.4 St Louia^.3 rlio^ 1.6. Cape OirgMMU*-4i.S rlio O.T Lasall»--MJ fftU 0.8 Peorla---f9.9 rise Ilavana^l.9 rlM 1.1 Beardstown—94 J rise . St. Charles-^B.O rise (^.8 Sheriff Disputes It was glorious for half a month, Gittleson, 41, still IF/ I • calling himself a "fat and dimpled kid," got hi^ fat and W elCOmmS dimpjed face on a oaee with Pranir JSin^fn'i'c in fh« T;^^ n Ruth Ann Carter Rosalind Cronkhlte Larry BQamgardner Home Savings Employes Named Corporate Officers Three employes of Home Charles R. Atwater, Savings & Loan Assn. were promoted io corporate officers during the 91st annual meeting of the association Tuesday at its Main Street offices. Larry R. Baumgardner and Mrs. Ruth Ann Carter were both elected assistant treasurers, and Mrs. Rosalind Cronk- hjte was elected assistant secretary. DIRECTORS re-elected were John D. Black, John W. Carlson, William J. Foley, Richard E. Johnson, Dean R. Lindstrpm, Robert J. Sparks and Richard S. Yemm. Officers re-elected were Richard E. Johnson, president; Harold B. Canada, vice president; vice president; Leo A. Cash Jr., secretary - treasurer, and David M. Greene, assistant secretary. Baumgardner joined the staff in 1972 as assistant comptroller. He is a graduate of Macomb ^igh School and received his bachelor's degree in mathematics and business administartion from Central Methodist College, Fayette, Mo., in 1970. He received his master's degree in 1971 from the Western Illinois University and was employed in real estate before joining the Home staff. He and his wife, Carole, reside at 499 Franklin Ave. 1959 in the bookkeeping department. She is a graduate of Galesburg High School and lives with her husband^ Rodney at 224 E. Victoria St. She is a member of the Wataga Congregational Church. Mrs. Cronkhite began her savings and loan career in 1948 as a part-time clerk typist for Mechanic Homestead & Loan Assn., predecessor of Home Savings. She has served as a teller and in the mortgage department. She has attended Bradley University and the American Institute of Conmierce Business College in Davenport, Iowa. She lives with her husband Jack at 1356 N. Prairie St. and is a member of First dimpled face on a page with Frank Sinatra's in the Time magazine. And the show hadn't even had a rehearsal Now, neither will Gittleson. I GUESS they panicked," he said. "Advance sales were good, it looked like the show would run a lone time. They got scared." Tuesday they replaced him with a New York actor. Richard O'Neill. The show's producer, Bill Pullinsi, said GitUeson didn't care about the role, that he was acting like a star. "We only had a couple of practice sessions with tape. We only ran through a couple of dances. The show wasn't event together," Gittleson said. "Why I never spoke a line with one member of the cast." AND BESIDES, he said, ''How would I know how a star acts. I've never been one," One day he showed up at the theater in a black sweatshirt emblazoned jvith the words, *'His Honor, The Mayor." It was only aj.joke, he said. "Somebody gave it to me. You know, it wife a sweatshirt for rehearsal. Now I'll have to throw it ba4\ in my drawer. "How could they I didn't want the role." he said. "Why, it was the biggeal plum of my career. Why would I throw it away?" Didn't he take a leave of absence from his city job tending tropical plants at a greenhouse? Didn't he quit smoking to improve his breath control? Didn't he have a broken tooth cut away in preparation for the role? Didn't that cause him 10 days of agony? SO HE'LL GO back to the clown shows and tropical plants. "Listen^ I could do worse than children and flowers,'^ he said. "Both give me satisfaction." So would a few commercials, he said. Disagreement between Knox County Sheriff Raydei: Peterson and the architect working on plans for a pro^ posed city-county law enforcement building erupted Tuesday night, The meeting was tlie latest in a series of sessions which city and county officials are having with Weber, Griffith & Mellican to try to get the project off the ground. PETERSON said agre^ent had been reached on forking with a plan presented two weeks ago, with minor rev- sions. But architect Johii Mellican last night pressed for consideration of a new one. '1 don't like this plan," the sheriff said. "It's too hung up on state standards. They (the state) don't have to work in the building." Mellican pointed out that he had been instructed at the last meeting to add 10 feet to the width of the building. "What do you want in that 10 fee?" Mellican asked. A committee Tuesday night began putting together plans for a welcome home for MaJ. Thomas Gordon Storey, former Galesburg resident, who was released last monUi as a prisoner of war from North Vietnam. + Upon his return, Storey said he would like to address the graduating class of Galesburg High School, and George R. Miller, high school principal, extended an invitation to the returned POW to speak at Uie June 5 ceremonies. Tentative plans call for Storey to be honored at a parade to be held in the downtown area the.evening of June 4 and a reception following the parade. He will be the featured speaker at the graduation exercises the* following day. „ j c . uv MiUer is chairman of the com- and Sena e Republicans have announced they will sponsor legislation to fully fund the Downstate Teachers Retirement "I may not live long enough to get into that building, but if I do» Vm going to have to work in it/* Peterson aaid. He said that in previous plttia the visitor area was better situated. He also said the booking area should be closer to the elevator which would transport prisonefs to the detention area. r MELUCAN sketched Peterson's suggested changes on to plans presented last liight and said he would have revised plans done by Friday. Plans presented last night were for 54,398 square feet of space in a 6-level structure on three floors. Plans call for the proposed building to be constructed on land owned by the city on the block bordered by Simmons, Broad, Tompkins and Cedar streets. At another meeting next Tuesday, the question of who pays what may also come up for discussion, Billion Behind Republicans to Sponsor Bill To Fund Retirement System SPRINGFIELD (UPI) mittee planning the event. MRS. CARTER joined in United Methodist Church. Walker Decision on Dam ^^^^^^^ Board Sets Floor Protect Expected in May For Return on Investments «f JL •/ By KENNETH JOHNSON National Rank nf SPRINGFIELD (UPI)— Gov.,supply for Decatur's expanding Daniel Walker has promised to either bless or condemn tiie controversial Oakley Dam project by mid - May. Walker made tiie Tuesday to a delegation asking him to en< dorse construction of the dam and reservoir, a project embroiled for years in a struggle between environmentalists and Decatur industrialists. The delegation, made up of representatives of 70 unions and 30,000 workers in Macon County, said the Oakley Dam and reservoir must be built to guarantee an adequate water promise Decatur labor industry. the want to assure you economic situation in Decatur jobs, more business—is a factor I will be taking into account as Tm getting down to the wire on this/' Walker told the group. Walker Considers Future '*But I also think it's important riot to get your hopes raised to a point they should not be at," he said. **Experts tell me that lake would be beautiful but that it's going to be very shallow. **That's what concerns me. The water quality 5 or 10 to 20 years from now is something I Yard Variances Approved The Galesburg Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday approved two petitions for variances to yard width requirements. A five^oot addition will be made to the front ol an existing home at 1002 Greenleaf asked the board to allow his front yard to be 22 feet deep. A petition for a sideyard variance to allow an addition to an existing brick garage was also granted. The garage, owned by Rodney L. Wdbster, will be less than two feet from the side lot line at 1014 St. John R. Trimble, owner, N. Seminary St. have to worry about, too—not just the economic impact," Walker said. Walker said he *'expects to have a decision" on Oakley by the middle of May when Congress considers an Army Corps of Engineers appropriation for the project. C.W. Gallagher, the group spokesman and general chairman of the United Transportation Union, said Decatur industry **may well be cut back if we don't get this dam. Unemployment in the city is already at 3.S per cent. ''The decision of one man you--can kill it, or make it a going project," Gallagher told Walker. **We want your endorsement so we can use your name in Washington." Gallagher Lists Backers Gallagher read a long list of politicianism organizations and city councils he said have given their backing to the Oakley project. On the list were the names of Illinois Sens. Charles Percy and Adlai Stevenson III. y KENNETH JOHNSON (Staff Writer) Carl Sandburg College's Board of Trustees approved a measure Thursday night which calls for more than $1 million in school funds to be re-invested only in banks paying six per cent or more annual interest rates. Dr. Loren R. Nicol, college business manager, proposed that certificates of deposit amounting to $1,662,790 be reinvested in six area banks National Bank of Monmouth to square the school's Education and Site and Construction funds. Nicol explained that $128,000 will be transferred from the Site and Construction Fund to the Education Fund to repay money borrowed earlier from the fund. That will leave a balance of $76,367 in the Site and Construction Fund to pay upcoming architects' fees, Nicol said. IN A SPECIAL meeting before last night's regular monthly session, the board received and accepted the canvass of. this month's trustee election. Results of the canvass showed incumbents Paul Piatt of Maquon and John M. Lewis of Abingdon retained their seats on the board. The canvass revealed two Eisemann moved toTnyeSr ITff 'moi 'gTulCT for Piatt and four Will Nominate « * u .u Members of Fraternal Order S^^*^"* ^^^^ 2023 of Eagles Aerie 518 will nomi- The program currently is $1 nate new officers during a meet- billion behind in funding, Senate ing Thursday at 8 p.m. at the President William Harris, R- lodge hall, 74 N. Chambers St., Pontiac, Rep. James Washburn, All Collopy, secretary, said to- R-Morris, and Attorney General day- William Scott said Tuesday. Threaten Benefits? They said the shortage, which results primarily from legislative failure to appropriate the stipulated amount of money for the past 10 to 15 years, could threaten benefits now being promised to ''future generations of pensioners." The Republican plan would with from m SIX area interest rates ranging 5-6.25 per cent. Nicol said his proposal was a ''community mterest" gesture.; BOARD members, however, took exception to the proposal, and voiced concern that the school should invest money only in those banks making *4hfi JiP^st deal." Dr. Carl money in banks paying six per cent or more interest rates, The motion was carried with only one dissenting vote. In addition to re-investing more than $1 millioi), Nicol said $214,000 will be withdrawn from Community Bank of Galesburg and Community less votes for Lewis than the first unofficial totals. Of a total of 4.149 votes cast, Lewis received 2,073 while Piatt garnered 2,037. Both ran unopposed. There were 39 write- in votes. Following the canvass, the board certified the results of the election and then retired. After the new board was convened, an election of officers was held, with Lewis Long of near Monmouth re-elected chairman of the board. Piatt was re-elected vice chairman, Marylynn V. Allen, secretary, and Charles Atwater, treasurer. The new board voted meet the fourth Thursday of every month. IN OTHER action, the board: — Approved assignment of Mrs. Annette Standard to full- time status in thQ office of Carl Sandburg President Eltis Henson. Mrs. Standard had been working part-time. She was placed on Level I of the salary schedule, $354 per month. .—Heard a quarterly report hy-Maigafct Wirineiv di=rector of the Learning Resource Center. — Agreed to act at its next meeting on a revised Carl Sandburg College Constitution submitted by James Mason, student representative to the board of trustees. fmake up the current $1 billion shortage over a 50-year period. It calls for fiscal 1974 appropriations of $245 million despite Gov. Daniel Walker's statement in his budget that message further study is needed before a full-funding plan can be put into effect. *Not the Answer* More study, the Republicans said, "is not the answer. We want a legal as well as moral obligation to begin now." Scott said the legal obligation arises from a suit filed by the Illinois Education Association, a teachers* organization. That suit; he said, ended in a consent decree stipulating that the state would have toward full funding. The New H" 1 Cross Dodge Mobile Collection Will Visit mmm :v:::E^:::;:::>::$f^^ - P •,\'y.:-y *»»>. mmm mm 4 ¥" >T-X':':':">:.'-:.-:»:»» mm iT*:* m mm m •7*> 5* Thursday .1 Area Crime Commission Gets Report on Grants 9 Status Date: APRIL 26th Hours: Location Front MACOMB - Knox County has received $79,426 in federal anti-crhne funds channeled through the Western Illinois Crime Conunlssion (WICC) since the multi-county organization was formed in 1969. M CDONOUGH county has received grants totaling $166^ 444 during the same period, WICC members were told during « meeting here Tuesday. The figure includes grants for WICC planning activities. WICC reviews local requests for federal funds which are distributed in block grants to states — in Illinois* case, to the Illinois Law Enforcement Commission (ILEC). Since 1969, 49 grants have been sought in WICC's area, with 29 being approved, four still pending and 16 denied. For Knox County, four of seven grants applied for were approved, one is still pending and two were denied. Includ­ ed in Knox County's receipts was a $72,005 grant to Bridgehouse Inc., a halfway house in Galesburg for alcoholic^. OTHER KNOX County grants included funds for communications equipment for the City of Abingdon, a City of Galesburg criminal justice training project, and a security cage at the Knox County Jail. A $50,613 grant application is pending for a School District 206 Big Brother pro­ gram; rejected were the City of Galesburg's request for funds for a police teleprinter communications system and for Knox County sheriff's department squad cars. Other counties in the region and the amounts they have received include Fulton, $33,900; Hancock, $7,500; Henderson, $7,479; Warren, $63,074; Brown, $1,242; Mercer, $12,493, and Schuyler, $6,818. Brown, Mercer and Schuyler counties were part of the region when it was formed, but have since joined other commissions. Knox County joined the Western Illinois Crime Commission in October 1970. In other business, Jack Frost, WICC project director, told commission members he had received notification from the ILEC that a pre-grant conference on applications for funds for Bridgehouse and Jamieson Center, Monmouth, will be scheduled. POINTING OUT that Bridgehouse's budget request had Increased from this year's $72,000 to $198,000 for next year, Frost said that liaison personnel of the ILEC will ask questions of those submitting the grant at the conference. Henry Sinlzenich, McDonough County state's attorney, Viilag Holl T - - • m 1 -r -r THANKS TO: Mr«. Paulina Gordon, gonorol chnirman, Assisted by: Mrs. Don Hamorstrond and tho Victoria Jr. Woman'* Club for taking chargo of tho cantoon. All Donors Aro Wolcomo Galesburg Regional See ^Law' (Continued on Page 2) Center I i t t \

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