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2 Golesburg Register-Moil, Golesburg, 111. Tuesdoy, Moy 1, 1973 Mayor, Council Differ on Aid for Pre-School Program Mayor Robert Cabeen is at odds with Ctty Council members and the city administration over What consUtiries 8 recurring expenditure and whether some of five city's federal revenue-sharing funds, which may be received for only five years, should go into IN THE CENTER of the debate is COPE-Head Start, Gatestwrg's program for preschool children from low-income families. City Council members, during a meeting last week, heard City Manager Thomas B. Herring recommend giving COPE-Head Start $9,000 to purchase a bus. The program's directors had sought $32,000 from the city to purchase the bus and to expand the program from the 30 now enrolled to about 60 more children who qualify. Herring says the city should spend revenue-sharing funds on non-recurring expenses, and early indications were that the council would take his advice. Cabeen said COPE-Head Start should not necessarily be excluded from receiving revenue-sharing funds because the program continues from year to year, nor does he believe educating a child is a recurring expense. "YOU ONLY get one chance to educate a child." the mavor commented when the council received COPE-Head Start's request for a slice of the $1.17 million the city has and will receive in federal revenue-sharing during the first two years of the program. Exacth- what is COPE-Head Start? The pre-school program, which so far has operated on funds raised by the Knox County United Fund and from the federal Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW), is intended to help prepare culturally disadvantaged children for some of the academic and social experiences they will meet in the future. COPE — which stands for Community Operation for Pre-School Education — was founded by a group of* concerned citizens here in 1968. It was subsequently combined with Head Start, a fed­ erally-funded program from the late President Lyndon B. Johnson's "Great Society." Many of the children enrolled in the pre-school program come from homes where there is only one parent, says Mrs. Becky Waters, the program's teacher-direcinr. Some live in low-income housing. TO SEE that children from such backgrounds are taken care of physically as well as mentally, five Galesburg phy- Council Changes City Zoning Measure To Permit 'Planned Unit 9 Developments By ANDREA FERRETTI (Staff Writer) Two ordinances which will affect the development of the proposed Sandburg Mall shopping center were debated Monday night by the City Council. The first, an amendment to the city zoning ordinance, adds a provision for a "comprehensive planned unit development district." It was passed 7-1, with Mayor Robert P. Cabeen voting against it. THE AMENDMENT means that a unified development of one or more tracts of land may be used for different types of structures — within sound planning concepts. The site must contain at least 20 acres, and developers must submit copies of the plan to the city when application for the district is made. This amendment was recommended by the City Plan Commission last week with the stipulation that some changes be made in terminology. Thompson Dyke of Harland Bartholomew, a professional planning firm hired by the city, reworded some sections of the amendment before it was submitted to the council last night for approval. CHANGES were made in terminology, and a provision was added stipulating the development could be done in stages. An over-all plan designating the type of land use in each stage must first be submitted, however. Other changes prohibit the sale of mobile homes in the development and the installation of radio or television towers. Mayor Cabeen last night said the ordinance should have had more public exposure, and asked the council to delay its acceptance another two weeks. "I think everyone has been in on it." Fifth Ward Aid. Frank Johnson countered. "We've only managed to delay this thing for months and months and I think we should take action." Cabeen asked if there were any reason the ordinance could not be passed at the next meeting. His question was answered by Third Ward Aid. Russell Gifford. who replied: "No. And it could be delayed until next year too." THE SECOND ordinance debated also pitted the council against the mayor. It was an amendment to the liquor ordinance to which would remove the limit on the number of licenses issued in the city. •'I think there is probably a better answer man this particular ordinance. I am not in favor of it." said Cabeen. Aid. Frank Johnson asked Cabeen what he favored: the Flames engulf the Donald Brasche home late Monday about five miles east of Galesburg on East Fremont Road after the furnace apparently malfunctioned, starting the fire. The blaze was reported about 11:30 p.m. after Mrs. Brasche told authorities she awoke and smelled smoke. She awakened her husband, who got their son out of bed, and the three of them Postal Week Ceremonies Postmaster Howard Hallberg, left, Monday presented outstanding service awards to two employes as part of National Postal Week celebrations at the Galesburg post office. Albert Aldridge, center, administered moutb-to- mouth resuscitation to a choking child on bis route and saved the child's life. Kenneth Engstrom, right, saved a hoy who had shut himself in the trunk of a car from suffocation. Another employe, not present for the ceremony, also received an award for applying a tourniquet to H woman's leg. As part of the celebration ten B-ceist stamps depicting work postal em­ ployes' work were issued and first-day covers were given to city and county officials present for the event. Home Destroyed by Fire fled from the burning house. Wataga firefighters were called to the scene, but reported the structure beyond saving when they arrived. They treated the Brasche's son, who sustained a minor case of smoke inhalation, according to Knox County sheriff's deputies. The home was valued at $12,000, according to authorities. (Register-Mail photo by Dale Humphrey). mayor said he was not sure how the problem could be solved Fourth Ward Aid. W. C. Jackson said since the mayor was liquor commissioner, he should find a workable plan. The mayor said he considered that a challenge. AT PRESENT the number of liquor licenses issued in the city is 42. the maximum which can be issued under the current ordinance. Aid. Curtis Erickson, Second Ward, said he did not want the limit removed, but he stated that instead the council should take care of enterprises such as Kenroy. Inc., mall developers, individually. Ball Field Compromise Is Proposed A compromise plan for city- recreation was submitted to the City Council Monday night by Kenneth Johnson and E. C. Ringlien. authors of two previously conflicting plans. Aldermen last week expressed anger at Johnson presenting his proposal so late. He presented his $234,000 proposal for four ball fields at Lake Storey and improvements to H. T. Custer and O. N. Custer parks at a meeting to plan the fiscal 1973-74 budget Wednesday. Ringlien also was surprised at the attempt to alte- his proposal for a ball stadium at Galesburg High School's Van Dyke Field. Johnson, president of the newly-formed Galesburg Committee for Better Baseball, and Ringlien, a retired businessman, met Saturday afternoon to iron out differences and combined forces. "IN STUDYING Mr. Ring- lien's cost sheets, we believe the official city estimate of $196,000 for the high school ball field was way out of line," Johnson told the council. "Mr. Ringlien has convinced us we can have the diamond built much cheaper. Certainly the $200,000 price tag his diamond originally carried was the point of our most vehement objections. "Since the city fathers had been prepared to spend nearly $200,000 on the ball field, we ask them to listen to thii: final proposal," Johnson added. His final projosal was a request for a $276,000 allocation for "phase one" of updating recreational facilities. Under the new compromise plan, $56,000 would go for 10 new tennis courts at Galesburg High School; $25,000 would be spent for improvements to O. N. Custer Park and for purchase of land for a little league diamond. About See 'Ball- (Continued on Page 15) He expressed concern over recent Illinois House action lowering the drinking age in the state to 19. More children would be exposed to alcohol, he added. "I'm not in favor of giving beer and wine to 19-year-old children," Erickson said. The Illinois Senate has not yet acted on the measure. Another ordinance to determine the progress of the shopping mall was held. This was the annexation of land owned by Robert and Lillian Thompson to be used for. the mall. The council wanted to pass the planned unit development ordinance first before acting on the annexation. The annexation will be on the next formal council meeting agenda. IN OTHER action, an engineering report to obtain federal TOPICS funds to replace the Farnham Street Bridge was accepted. The report, prepared by Engineering Dynamics Inc., of Springfield, points out the hazards of the bridge by use of pictures, diagrams and description of traffic flow. City Manager Thomas B. Herring said this study seems to be the most extensive study yet compiled. "I feel we do have a chance cf getting the needed TOPICS funds," said Erickson. "Now we must exert pressure on the legislature." The total cost of the project is estimated at $350,000. Recommended funding for the replacement is 50 per cent from TOPICS funds, 25 per cent from the Santa Fe Railway and 25 per cent from the city. THE COUNCIL also considered legal action on three buildings termed unsafe by "fee city building inspector. The council delayed action on two of these sites at the request of Jackson. The first, at 747 W. Tompkins St., is owned by Ben Amato. The tenant, Herring said, has made a diligent effort to relocate, but as yet has been unsuccessful. The second building is located at 1084 Emery St. Legal action against the third building won council approval except for Jackson. Herring said the building is "shifting." The council received a letter from the League of Women Voters endorsing a proposal to hire a city planner. It also received a letter from Positive Attitudes Inc., 876 W. Main St., requesting a portion of federal revenue-sharing funds. IN OTHER business the council: —Delayed action on an amendment to the traffic ordinance to remove parking on the northwest side of Depot Street near Carver Center. The council will meet See •Couneir- (Continued on Page 2) School Board Approves New Pay Rates for Personnel By LARRY REID (Staff Writer; New salary plans for the 1973-74 academic term were completed Monday night for School District 205's administrators and some non-certified personnel. Under the plans approved by the Board of Education, administrators will receive an average pay increase of 5.4 per cent and non -certified em­ ployes, excluding custodians, will receive at least a 5 per cent pay boost. The top increase for administrators uiii be in excess of eight per cent. The board also awarded Barney Parker, superintendent of schools, a new 3-year contract which calls for a 250 increase in pay — from $27,500 to $29,750 a year, an 8 per cent increase. STILL TO be settled are contract negotiations with the district's teachers and custodians. Last night after a closed session, the board approved its bargaining team's plans for negotiations. Essentially the plan calls for negotiation of base and maximum salaries and insurance benefits. The boards' proposal is still subject to approval by the teachers. in other action the board inernbers agreed to pay 80 per cent oi the cost of insurance ior each administrator and non-certified employe. Excluded from this group are teachers and custodians whose contracts have not been settled. Lowell Betsworth, as- sistana superintendent of schools, pointed out that this year the district pays 61 per cent of the insurance premium for all employes. The board directed its attorney, Joseph E. West, to draw up a resolution authorizing sale of the former Wataga Grade School to the Village of Wataga. West suggested that the board might want to charge a nominal fee of $100 to the village :o pay for the co>t ol transfer. THE BOARD has been leasing the building to Wataga for $10 a year with the stipulation that the village pro­ vide the insurance and maintenance. Richard Rozynek, a board member, reported that village officials have taken steps to improve the building. Last February the school board learned that the former school had been in a general state of disrepair. After Che board has approved tiie resolution, it will be sent to the Knox County Board of School Trustees for final approval. The trustees hold title to school buildings. Teacner resignations were acccy.e'j from Mrs. Gayia Quick, Galesburg High School: Mrs. Mary Grossman, L. T. Susie School; Mrs. Cyn­ thia Lee, Farnham School and Mrs. Courtney Raymer, Lombard Junior High School, all after maternity leave, and from Miss Becky Mcintosh, Galesburg High School: Mrs. Joann Ditto, Silas Wiilard School; Miss Sharon Brum- mia, Douglas School, and Mrs. Vicki Franzom, special education instructor. A request for maternity leave was granted to Mrs. Shirley Corbin, a Lombard Junior High School teacher. CONTRACTS for custodial supplies were awarded to In- auv.nai Chemical Co.. $330; Galesburg Cigar Co., $3,278; Brown Specialty Co., $4,683; Yeager Hardware Co., $639; Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., $448; Black Brothers, $494; Churchill Chemical Co., $253; Acme Chemical Co., $596; Streator Industrial Co., $2,560; Amwav Inc.. $198; Capital City Paper Co., $1,364; Wilson Paper Co., $98 and Sam Mangieri, $655. Classroom supply contracts went to Wilkinson's Office Supply, $381; Peoria School Equipment Co., $472; J. S. Latta and Son, $842; Wilson Paper Co.. $744: Beckley Cardy Co.. $76: 3M Co., $964: Kee-Lox Co.. $1,459; Frankel Manufacturing Co., $92: See 'SehooF- (Continued on Page 3) sicians and a registered nurse volunteer their lime and equipment to give physical and dental examinations. A nutrition program gives the children two meals a day. In 3ome cases, diet deficiencies and cases of anemia have been detected by the doctors, (Mrs. Waters said. COPE - Head Start's curriculum Includes basic mathematics and language development. Children learn to iden­ tify geometric inapes and colors and to increase their vocabularies. "Many children haven't had extensive experiences," Mrs. Waters said. "They team to express theinaelvet in words. Instead of bitting another chfld, they learn to tell him they are mad at him." Whether or not the pre- (Continued on Page 14) See 'COPE'- Weather and River Stages IIJMNOIS : Owmslonnl period* of fihownrs and thunderstorm* north ;>nrl showers nnd thunderstorm* likely south Innlghl; chance of possible flooding of umall stream* nnd roads; cooler north. Wednesday rain ending northwest, occasional fihowera and thunderstorms south and cast; cooler north nnd turning cooler south. Low tonight 43-55 north, 56-62 south. High Wednesday 5.1-86 north, 67-72 south. WESTERN ILLINOIS: Several periods of showers and thunderstorms tonight. Turning cooler tonight and Wednesday with diminishing 6howers Wednesday. Low tonight around 50. High Wednesday 65-70. IOWA: Occasional rain tonight. Rain diminishing or ending from west to cast Wednesday. Colder tonight and Wednesday. Low tonight 30s northwest. 40s southeast. High Wednesday 40s north, 50s south. Congressman: White House May Change By MICHAEL JOHNSON (Assistant to the Editor) Rep. Robert H. Michel, R-Ill. today termed President Richard Nixon's address on the Watergate affair Monday night one of the most distasteful things the President has had to do. but said Monday's events surrounding the case should bring about a new attitude in the White House. In a telephone interview with the Galesburg Register- Mail. Michel also said he considers it likely that those high-ranking government officials mentioned in the news this week stand a good chance of being indicted. MICHEL said that Nixon's televised address last night represented an admission by the President that "the two fellas upon whom he relied so heavily and were at his right hand for the last four years, so closely tied, had done him wrong." The 18th Congressional District representative was referring to John D. Ehrlichman, Nixon's chief domestic adviser, and H. R. Haldeman, the President's chief of staff, both of whom submitted their resignations Monday amid speculation they were linked to the attempts to bug the Watergate headquarters of the Democratic Party last fall. They submitted their resignations with John Dean, White House legal counsel, and Atty. Gen. Richard Kleindienst. Michel said Ehrlichman and Haldeman had been responsible for shielding President Nixon from the press, the public and members of Congress. "THESE FELLAS," Michel explained, "really shut the door. You either got the ear of the President or you didn't, dependent upon whether Haldeman or Ehrlichman thought you deserved it." Meetings with the President were difficult, the congressman continued, and legislative conferences with him became a monologue. "Rather than such a tightly-knit ship, there will probably be more people at staff level, and I hope thai those that are picked are people with more sensitivity to wliat's really required in this process of cooperation be- See 'Congressman'— (Continued on Page 15) LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature. 70; morning'* low, 62. Sky cloudy. (Monday's maximum, 70; minimum. 87.) gun rose today at »:01 ajti., aeta at 7:54 p.m. EXTEHDEDTOnECAtT ILLINOIS: Partly cloudy with little change in temperatures Thursday through Saturday; a chance of shower* about Friday. Lows 40s. HJghJ mostly 60s, RIVER llTAOES Dubuque—14.0 fall 0.5 Davenport—J5.3 fall 0* Burlington— IMS fall 0.7 Keokuk—19.0 fall 0.7 Quincy—23.4 fall OA Grafton—315 fall C9 AHon-35.0 fall 1.0 St. Loula—413 fall 1.9 Cape Girardeau—45.8 rl«e 0.J LaSalle—24.4 rise 0.3 Peoria—23.6 fall 0.1 Havana—23.9 no chance Beardstown—2«.9 fall 0.1 St. Charles—31.4 fall 1.7 Alexis Bears Storm's Brunt During Night High winds Monday night left a path of destruction in sections of Warren, Knox and Mercer counties. No injuries were reported. THE BRUNT of the storm seemed to center at Alexis, where winds felled trees, damaged roofs of houses and buildings, and flattened garages. According to one resident, rainfall yesterday measured two inches. Mrs. Lewis Richardson, Galesburg Register-Mail correspondent at Alexis, reported that the roof of School District 400's bus garage was ripped off, twisted and hurled into the garage parking lot. Buses, which apparently escaped damage, operated this morning, she said. No estimate of damage to the garage was given by school officials. SEVERAL residential garages were flattened by the high winds which also uprooted trees and snapped off tree limbs. Some streets were impassable for several hours until storm debris could be cleared away. A large window in a local service station was smashed and falling tree limbs caused damage to roofs of houses. A number of campers were blown over and a trailer knocked off its foundation was evacuated. Water soaked contents of McKnight Hardware Co. after winds damaged the roof of the firm. Telephone service was disrupted for about two hours after a heavy concentration of water in the ground apparently affected the underground cable operation. Water reportedly was three feet deep a* an intersection near Alexander Lumber Co. The buildup of water pressure in the sewers forced manhole covers up at some locations. WINDS plastered leaves and mud to the west sides of homes in the area. Small tree limbs were driven into the ground by the force of the wind. Volunteers worked during the night to clear debris from the streets. However, Mrs. Richardson said, much cleanup work remained to he done. No damage to homes was reported in the North Henderson community, four miles northeast of Alexis. A number of trees were reported downed during the storm See 'Alexis- (Continued on page IS) THE FAMILY OF LAURA MAE FREDRICKS Wishes to express gratitude to Doctors Willcutts, Douglas and Kamp and the staff members of the Intensive Care Unit at Cottage Hospital for their dedication to her during her illness. Also thanks to Pastor Milton Englehardt for his visits, as well as the numerous other people who sent cards and prayed for her. We sincerely lhank each of you for your kindness 1 O all of us. We will always be grateful.

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