Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on May 2, 1973 · Page 2
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 2

Galesburg, Illinois
Issue Date:
Wednesday, May 2, 1973
Page 2
Start Free Trial

Page 2 article text (OCR)

I Golesburg Register-Moil, Golesburg, 111. Wednesday, May 2, 1973 Salvation Army Helps Couple Get New Start Here By NORMA CUNNINGHAM (Staff Writer) The Salvation Army here several months ago purchased the former Galesburg Clinic buildings on North Kellogg Street and is trying to raise $297,000 to pay for the building and expand its program. So far, $34,000 has been pledged toward the project. The drive is scheduled to end May 16. AS WITH any fund drive, potential donors ask why the money is needed and what is being done with it. John and Mary could answer those questions. Their real names don't matter, but how they came to Galesburg and what the Salvation Army is doing for them does. John came through Galesburg some time ago and talked on the telephone to Capt. Raymond Briggs, who heads the Salvation Army here. It was the initial conversation that just recently convinced John and Mary to come back to Galesburg, make a new start and establish their home here. They are currently lodged at the former pediatrics building of the main clinic. It has been adapted to lodging families who are in need. "WE WERE on the West Coast a week ago when we decided to come back and give a try to some of the things Capt. Briggs had told me when we talked earlier. Our car broke down, and we were really down and out," John says. Asked how they returned to Galesburg, he held up a thumb and said, "We used this, and I helped a guy drive a truck back to Chicago." "We're tired of not belonging. We want to make Galesburg our home," John said earnestly. His life has been one of running, and he traced it back to the time he was nine years old and heard his mother tell a judge, "I don't want him anymore." He grew up in an orphanage. "After I left there, I roamed and I drank, and I've got some problems." IT DIDN'T take a long conversation, however, to learn that John does not lack Intelligence. He has had two years of college with a major in radiology and a minor in psychology. He is in his early 30s, and one can sense his frustration when he says, "I have just never had the drive to do something with my life, but Capt. Briggs is helping me learn." His praise for the local Salvation Army is lavish. "Besides coming here with an economic need, I came with, a thick head. I was born as a Cathohc, and I have always had religion shoved down my throat. Capt. Briggs and I have had a couple sessions during which we talked about psychology and religion, and he put me at ease. He has helped me understand that I need God's help to do the things I want to do, but he hasn't shoved religion down my throat." JOHN POINTED out that the local organization has given him more tangible help beyonil talk about spiritual things. He has had two job interviews during the week he has been here, and been hired both times subject to passing a physical. Both times he failed to pass the physical because of being overweight. "I've never had trouble getting a Job before, and I have never been fired from a job. I don't see what being overweight has to do with my ability to think and do a job, but Capt. Briggs has offered to chase me around the block with a stick to help take It off," he sayi "I came back to Galesburg and to this Salvation Army because it is the one place t have found that lets me be a man. Other organizations say they will help you if you accept their religion or their terms. Capt. Briggs has talked to me like a brother — not out of authority but out of a genuine desire to help," John said. CAPT. BRIGGS said that while the old policy was that families could stay in Salva­ tion Army quarters for two weeks, John and Mary will stay longer if the need is seen. "Too often there are hard and fast rules, so we try to judge each case on its merit. We want to see this young couple become #olid," he said. Mary, a small, dark young woman, married John last' November. . Sitting quietly during the Interview, she finally interjected, "I want to stay here and buy a home and settle down." "If you want us out of (Sales* burg, you'll have to chase, us out with a club. With people like Capt. Briggs here, this has to be the kind of town we want to make our home, . John said. Debbie Klapp Dies; Recipient of Kidney Debbie Klapp, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Klapp, 761 Day St., died at Passavant Pavilion of North• western Memorial Hospital, "-; Chicago, Tuesday at 10:50 a ; P-m- She had been a patient at the hospital since she received a kidney donated by her father Feb. 14. The, donated kidney was removed in an April 15 operation at the hos- „ pital. _ DEBBIE HAD been hospitalized intermittently since July 1971 when doctors discovered she had kidney disease. Her kidneys had been removed more than a year ,; r ago, and she had undergone dialysis regularly since that time. Mrs. Klapp told the Galesburg Register-Mail this morning that Debbie had been in poor condition for the past month. She said doctors discovered when the donated kidney was removed that Debbie had again a recurrence of the orirginal kidney disease. She said there was no evidence of rejection of the kidney. Debbie had been a respirator for the 24 hours preceding her death after several complications had developed, according to her mother. Mrs. Klapp and 4-year-old Jody had remained in Chicago with Debbie since the Feb. 14 operation. AREA RESIDENTS contributed some $29,000 to the Debbie Klapp Fund after the youngster's plight became known 18 months ago, and an administrator of the fund said today that some $25,000 remains in the bank. He said all bills related to Debbie's illness not covered by insurance will be paid. Funds remaining will be used for other patients with kidney-related problems. Debbie was a sophomore at Galesburg High School. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hinchliff-Pearson- West Chapel. County Phtns Weather and River Stages Objection To Mine Proposal ILLINOIS: Tonight mostly cloudy and considerably cooler. _ partly cloudy. Low tonight low 30s northwest, low 40s southeast. Hlgr Thursday 80s northwest, 60s south tiursday Debbie Klapp . succumbs to illness Georgia Authoritie s Confirm Skeleton Is Monmouth Man's i-L •n „*«,„.!.>ititthiHMM >i.i liilijSAi'i! K;:,,VJ , j. !;iif mmm f^ifiW w Georgia authorities today confirmed that a skeleton found March 8 along 1-85 near Atlanta was that of John Brown Lafferty, 45, a member of a prominent Warren County family, who disappeared early this year while on a vacation trip. IDENTIFICATION w a s made by Georgia State Crime Laboratory experts using dental records provided by a Monmouth dentist. Lafferty had apparently been murdered, according to DeKalb County police who are investigating. The partially - clad skeleton had received as a gift and more than $1,500 he was known to be carrying were missing along with his 1971 Cadillac. Investigators speculated Lafferty was killed during a robbery. Lafferty's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry S. Lafferty, Monmouth, flew Tuesday night for Georgia. LAFFERTY WAS bora Aug. 12, 1928, at Monmouth, where he was reared and educated. He spent his entire life in the Monmouth area. He'attended college there and operated the Lafferty farms in Warren County. He was a member of the BPOE 397. Surviving with his parents are a sister, Mrs. Martha Jane Mounted, Houston, Tex., and two brothers, Harry III, Oairfornia, and Robert of Monmouth. The body will be returned to Monmouth for private family services at Monmouth Cemetery. Public Library Asks Taxes was discovered by a Georgia ^« v, „ giffSSSL^^S! Of $177,000 From Courted Unit Wins Awards Yeoman CPO Darrel Black, Knoxville, displays plaques awarded to Naval Reserve Surface Division 9-40 during ceremonies Tuesday night at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, 1881 E. Fremont St. With 21 divisions in the district and 121 in the nation, the local reserve unit—comprised of Galesburg area men—placed first in the 9th Naval District and 13th in the United States for fiscal year 1972 for manpower proficiency and attendance. from the interstate — reportedly in view of passing motorists. Lafferty was last heard from Jan. 13 when he registered at the Day's Inn Motel, about .10 miles from where his body was found. He was traveling to Florida at the time, a vacation trip he made each year, members of the family said. HE WAS reported missing by the family about two months later when he did not acknowledge his mother's birthday — something he reportedly never failed to do. Clothing, a billfold and several credit cards he seldom used were found in the motel room, but a second wallet he The Galesburg Public Library will be granted $177,000 from city tax receipts if City Manager Thomas B. Herring's 1973-74 budget recommendation is followed. TOTAL LIBRARY budget for 1973-74 would be $185,900. The largest source of funds, other than taxes, is expected to be $4,300 in overdue book fines. Other revenue sources are copy machines, $2,000; fee cards, $1,150; books, $700; duplicate cards, $250, and rentals, $500. In 1972-73, the library board requested $168,000 from the city but was granted $160,000. The library will purchase steel stacking and make other building improvements this year for $4,265. New services introduced during last year include subscriptions to the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times on microfilm, the New York Stock Exchange Reports, Over-the- Counter Stock Reports and Industry Surveys. A total of 4,964 books was added to the library last year, and 842 books were lost; the library now has 99,2*47 books. Registered borrowers now total 19,914, more than half the population of the city. Knox County will file an objection to Midland Coal Co.'s application for a permit to mine in Victoria and Copley townships during the coming year. Members of the Knox County Board's Reclamation Committee this morning asked Galesburg attorney Burrel Barash to file a formal objection to the firm's application with the Illinois Department of Mines and Minerals. THE COMMITTEE Tuesday night reviewed the coal company's application and voiced several objections. The application, which was filed April 27, follows almost verbatim the format filed last year by the firm. That permit drew objections and new reclamation standards from the Knox County Board. The application states that grading will be done as specified by the Surface Mined Land Conservation and Reclamation Act to develop the mined area for pasture. Depressed areas will fill with water after the pit is completely mined, according to the application. The Knox County Board last May adopted a resolution calling for stripmined land to be restored to its original use. WHEN MIDLAND applied for a conditional use permit last July, the Knox County Zoning Board of Appeals stipulated land be restored to its original contour, that the top six feet of overburden be stockpiled for replacement, and a $1,000 an acre performance bond be posted. The mining firm asked for a rehearing on the grounds that the conditions were not economically feasible. The hearing" was concluded last month, but no decision has yet been reached by the board. Wendell R. Clark, R-5th, Reclamation Committee chairman, said this morning that the committee objects to the mine company's application because of the proposed reclamation, because no acreage is stated on the application, and because the final cut in Victoria Township comes at the intersection of two township roads. "WE WERE very disappointed in the application. There is no improvement over last year," .Clark said this: morning. WESTERN ILLINOIS: Clearing and cooler tonight. Sunny and still cool Thursday. Low tonight around 40. High Thursday near 60. IOWA: Clearing and colder tonight. Fair Thursday; a litUe warmer west. Low tonight 30s. High Thursday Upper 40s northeast, low 60s southwest. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 46; morning's low, 46. Sky cloudy. (Tuesday's maximum, 73; minimum, 58.) Sun rose today at 9:59 a.m., sets -at 7:55 p.m. 1.31 Inches EXTENDED FORECAST ILLINOIS: Fair Friday through Sunday. Low Friday 30s north 40s south. High Friday 90s north, 60s south. Low Saturday and Sunday 40s north 50s south. High Saturday and Sunday 60s north, 70s south. RIVER ITAOEI Dubuque—14.4 rise 0.4 Davenport—15.2 fall 0.1 Burlington—18.3 rise 0.1 Keokuk—19.9 rise 0.9 Quincy—23.3 fall 0.1 .. Grafton—30.0 faU 0.9 Alton—33.9 fall 1.1 St. Louis—40.0 fall 1.4 Cape Girardeau—45.5 fall 0.1 LaSalle—25.3 rise 0.9 Peoria—23.4 fall'0.2 Havana—23.7 fall 0.8 Beardstown—26.6 fall 0.3 St. Charles—29.0 fall 1.4 More Rain Soaks Galesburg, Area Board May Receive Proposal on New Landfill Site Z The Knox County Board J may receive a recommenda- - tion for a new landfill site at its May 9 meeting. John Carlson, R-lst, chairman of the board's Sanitary -, Landfill Committee, told its members Tuesday night, "We are moving into the area where we are ready to make a determination. I hope we can give the board a recommendation at the next meeting." CARLSON SAID he and two other county representatives had made a field survey of sites Monday with an engineer from Daily and Associates, a Peoria firm. Commenting that the engi­ neer has a "heaUhy respect for the Environmental Protection Agency," Carlson said the county now hopes for EPA approval on one of three sites under consideration. He said options would then Plan Commission Approves 4 Plats The Knox County Regional £ Plan Commission Tuesday f afternoon approved two final >-'' plats, two preliminary plats t and deferred action on a fifth application. * FINAL PLATS of Eiker's | Tenth Subdivision and Charter » Oaks Subdivision were ap- JJ proved. * Charter Oaks is the fourth of nine subdivisions planned £ in the Oak Run residential| recreational development in * Copley and Persifer town- m ships. Commission members * were told the plat met a!,l county requirements. The Eiker subdivision plat, an 11-lot, 12-acre subdivision southeast of Knoxville, was accepted subject to the county highway superintendent and the township road commissioner approving roads in the subdivision or posting a performance bond for the road work. The preliminary plat of Brookview Subdivision was passed subject to the approval of the City of Abingdon, the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Knox County Soil and Water Conservation District. ROBERT MASTERSON, Knox County zoning administrator, explained that since the 41-lot subdivision is located within a quarter-mile of the western corporate limits of Abingdon, the development also requires the city's approval. He said a zoning change from farming to residential will also be required. The commission was told that the Abingdon City Council has indicated (hat water lines will be extended to the subdivision at the owner's expense. A preliminary plat for Hill Brook Estates, southeast of Lake Bracken, was also approved. Masterson said the Knox County Zoning Board of Appeals had approved the 13- unit project which proposes 1.3-acre lots for each home and a 26-acre open area owned by all residents. Masterson said the Board of Zoning Appeals has given conditional approval to the development subject to a road be- See 'Comity'(Continued on Page 3) be sought on the property to allow drilling and testing. The Galesburg City Council will be asked for a letter of intent that the city will stay with the county in future landfill operations. "I AM concerned with how well the city will stay with us if we make a purchase or lease. The council may be thinking about a 5-year agreement, but we need something more than that," Carlson said. After the meeting, he said he had talked to City Manager Thomas Herring, Mayor Robert P. Cabeen and individual council members about the problem, and was sure the citv would go along with the county's plans. Ask if the city would go along even if the site picked by the county was a strip- mined area 17 miles away, Carlson replied, "Yes, I think they have come to re­ alize that may be it." Ralph Graham, a representative of Dempster Broilers, equipment manufacturers, and Gary Graham, private refuse hauler and member of the Scott County, Iowa, Landfill Commission, last night presented fcifortnatiaon on the ifcransfer station concept. RALPH GRAHAM told committee members his firm would study the county's needs and present a written report on his findings at no cost or obligation. "We'll take you up on that," Carlson said. Following .the meeting, Carlson told reporters the county may have to move toward the transfer station idea. A transfer station is a central collection point to which refuse would be brought, compacted into large trailers and •then trucked to the landfill site. By LARRY REID (Staff Writer) Rain, which has dominated the weather picture in the Galesburg area the last two months, left another 1.31 inches of precipitation here during the past 48 hours. Precipitation, either rain or snow, has fallen on 38 of last 63 days. This covers March, April and the first two days o f May. DURING THE same period, some form of precipitation has occurred on both days of the weekends of March 3-4, 10-11 and 24-25 and March 31- April 1, April 21-22 and April 28-29. For the past two months precipitation has totaled 11.23 inches, including 4.77 inches for March and 6.46 inches for April. Added to this is another .88 which fell the first two days of May. While high winds, during the most recent rainstorms, have caused damage in many sections of the Midwest, Galesburg has escaped virtually unscathed. Tornadoes belted portions of Missouri, Iowa and Illinois and caused at least two fatalities and several serious injuries. In other areas, flash flood warnings were issued. THE GALESBURG area apparently escaped major damage during Tuesday's rainstorm after a storm Monday left a path of destruction in sections of Warren, Knox and Mercer counties. Last night's rain brought cooler weather to the area. Following a high of 73 degrees Tuesday, the mercury dipped to 46 degrees this morning. The , temperature remained the same at rioon. State police reported that a funnel cloud was sighted about 10 miles. southeast of Macomb, traveling at a high rate of speed. No damage was reported. The National Weather Service office at Moline reported that the Edwards River flooded Monday in some rural Plat Is Okayed By Plan Panel A preliminary-final plat of Leo B. Smith Subdivision on Clay Street was approved by the City Plan Commission Tuesday night. Approval had been withheld at an earlier meeting because members were concerned about ingress and egress to the four lots of the subdivision. It was feared that access from South Oak Street to the lots would be cut off, but the owner last night submitted plans showing proper access roads. The recommendation for approval will go to the City Council at the next formal meeting May 14, areas but not reports of damage were received. A spokesman for the office said some rise is expected in the Mississippi River but added that no specific forecast had been received this morning. HEAVY thunderstorms spread across the Mississippi Valley last night and a cluster ' of tornadoes struck adjacent portions of Missouri, Iowa and Illinois. The tornadoes caused at least two fatalities and several serious in- juries at Kahoka, Mo., the National Weather Service said. Locally heavy rains fell in areas faced with prolonged flooding from the Mississippi River. The weather service said the rains would drain quickly into already swollen streams and rivers, causing sudden rises in the river levels. Flash flood watches were issued for Arkansas, Western Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois and Southwestern Wisconsin. McClure, a community in northwestern Alexander County, was almost cut off from traffic from the outside today when part of the Grapevine Trail, east of the town, was covered by two inches of water. FROM 12-30 inches of water cover portions of 111. 3 north and south of here and 20 inches of seep and surface water are over 111. 146 between the Cape Girardeau, Mo., bridge and 111. 3. State police said McClure residents still were able to travel east through the water on the Grapevine Trail, a county road. Cairo, at the southern tip of the state, had 2.37 Inches of rainfall in 24 hours, including .83 of an inch in a 17-minute period around midnight. A U.S. 51 underpass had six inches of water but traffic was still moving through. Sandbagging and rocking work was continuing on the Fayville and Len Small levees in the Olive Branch- Miller City areas of Alexander County. Forty-five-mile- an-hour winds did some damage Tuesday to the levees but thev were still holding, authorities said. In Memory of Our Loved One Richard (Dick) Owens who passed away one year ago May 1st, 1972. His "Mom" and "Sister" Katherine Mrs. WUbljr W. George Mr. & Mrs. Hershal D. Martin and Family

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page