Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on May 8, 1973 · Page 11
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 11

Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, May 8, 1973
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Galesburg Register-Mail, Galesburg, HI, Tuesday, Mov 8. 1973 11 Assessed Valuation to Drop Near $1 Million feUSHNELL - Bushnoll City Council learned Monday night that the city will lose between $900,000 and $1 million In assessed valuation due to the lots of personal property tax revenue, Gordon Hunt, the council's attorney, explained that with the lower tax base, the new tax rato will be automatically increased by about 55 to 57 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. Mayor Harold Fitch noted that there will be no cutbacks in city operations. The city's tax revenue, he said, will be about the same because of the automatic in­ crease. For many residents, tax bills will remain about the same. Hunt was directed to prepare the 1973 tax levy ordinance with taxes payable in 1974. The new ordinance is scheduled to be presented to the council at its May 21 meeting. IN OTHER action, aldermen approved installation of additional stop signs at the northwest and southeast corners of Washington and Barnes streets, Jackson Street and Harris Avenue, Jackson and Wells streets and Dean and Gridley streets. Galva Class Trips Begin GALVA - Field trips are being taken by several classes in District 224. The eighth grado students and their teachers arc touring Springfield today. A total of 105 students will tour Lincoln's Home, tomb; tho surrounding park, the capltol building, museum and New Salem., Tho senior class will travel by bus to St. Louis, Mo., Saturday to spend tho day at Six FJags Over Mid-America. The first grade classes will tour Glen Oak Park Zoo at Peoria Friday. Second grades will go to the Johnson 1910 Farm near Gcnesco Monday, GALVA MRS. SUSAN HEPNHR CORRESPONDENT Home Address: 24 NE Third St. Phone 932-1725 and the third grades will visit the Giant Goose conservation area near Atkinson May 17. Speakers for graduation at Galva High School May 24 will be Miss Judy Good, valedictorian, and Mrs. Patricia Evans Swanson, salutatorian. Giving honor speeches will be Miss Laurie Smith and Miss Mary Melton. Miss Ann Freburg will give the invocation, and Miss Carol Sawlckis will give the benediction. Graduation exercises will be held at 8 p.m. at the high school. Pancake Stick-tip Foiled, Hostages Safe WILMETTE, 111. (UPI) - Eddie Gibson, 23, Evanston, released seven hostages and surrendered to police Monday night after police broke up an armed robbery attempt at the Walker Brothers Original Pancake House in this Chicago suburb, police said. Police answering a call of a robbery in progress arrived at the scene to find a gunman, armed with a shotgun, inside the building. Police said the gunman then took six Pancake House employes and one customer hostage. About 50 policemen from Winnetka, Evanston and Wii- mette, many of them armed with shotguns, surrounded the building. Police said Gibson later agreed to surrender to Evanston police and that two Evanston policemen entered the Pancake House and, about 20 minutes later, walked out with Gibson. Gibson's wife accompanied him out of the building. She was not arrested. Wilmette police said another man was involved in the robbery attempt but was allowed to go free as a condition to Gibson's surrender. No shots were fired and no one was injured. Police said Gibson has been Set ol Four White-walls Price G or H78- 14 or 15 J78-14 or 15; L78-15 SQQ95 $ 105 $ 1151 Plus S2 37 F.E. Tax J 1 1 r»• 95 Plu-r. $2.53-2.80 FL I a » a tin- Plus 89-3.13 F.E. Ta* a tire NO TRADE-INS NEEDED Buy on Gates Credit Plan/Master Charge/ BankAmericard Sale Ends Saturday GATES TIRE CENTER 1233 N. HENDERSON ST. PH. 343-6196 — 343-6197 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a./n. -5 p.m. Sat. 8 a.m. - 12 Noon We honor bank cards «HB n f\ displaying these symbols: HHP " sought since March, when he escaped from an Evanston courtroom during a hearing on an armed robbery charge against him. Further Probe Of Keane Is Forthcoming CHICAGO (UPI) - The financial dealings of indicted Chicago Alderman Thomas E. Keane will be further investigated by a newly empaneled Cook County grand jury, the Cook County state's attorney's office said Monday. Keane, right-hand man to Mayor Richard J. Daley and the mayor's floor leader in tht City. Council, was indicted last Friday by a county grand jury on charges of conflict of interest, misconduct in office and conspiracy. The powerful Chicago Democrat is accused of voting to renew contracts between the city and the Jefferson Stat* Bank while owning 375 shares of stock in the bank. The grand jury which returned the indictments against Keane and another Chicago alderman, Edwin Fifielski, has since been dismissed. A newly empaneled jury is expected to investigate Keane's land holdings. The new probe was triggered by charges by the Better Government Association that Keane is a part owner of land parcels in slum areas on which no county real estate taxes were paid in 1971. Gas Fill-Up Is Ice Cream CHICAGO (UPI) - A "fill- up" at a northwest side corner here will continue to be in ica cream instead of gasoline. The corner is the one on which a famed city landmark, the Buffalo Ice Cream Parlor is located. Several weeks ago the Buffalo faced extinction when the Shell Oil Co. planned to raze the 72-year-old neighborhood gathering spot and replace it with a service station. The ensuing protests from patrons of the parlor stirred up considerable activity by groups whose appeals finally were heeded at the right place. On Monday Mayor Richard J. Daley announced that the parlor would remain where it is after he had met earlier with officials of Shell. English Woods Full of Soldiers NOTTINGHAM, England (UPI) - Just as the sheriff, of Nottingham wanted to drive Robin Hood from his legendary home in Sherwood Forest, now the residents of the forest want to drive out the British army. Mrs. Miriam Beardsley, spokeswoman for the group, said army exercises in the forest are driving away tourists, and the last straw was the discovery of a live mortar shell near a scenic area. Rev. James Hancock,, pastor of First United Methodist Church, will be in charge of baccalaureate services on May 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the high school. Members of the Galva Ministerial Assn. will assist with the service. Seniors at Galva High School will complete their final exams next week. The final day for school for members of the senior class will be May 18. School officials said seniors will not be required to attend the final week of classes. The Galva Middle School seventh and eighth grade girls will be host to girls from the Orion Middle School at a play day May 11. The activities will be held at the Galva school from 2:307:30 p.m. Aldermen also approved an ordinance which prohibits parking from 8 a.m.-4 p .m. on the south side of Davis Street from East Main Street to Crafford Street near Lauhoff Grain Co., and on the south side of Hess Street from Rile Street to Sperry Street near East Elementary School. The council directed installation of 20-mile-per-hour speed zone signs near all school buildings during school hours. John W. Brown of near Macomb was awarded a $8,919 contract to install sidewalks near Bushnell schools. Bushnell Police Chief Ed Suter reported that a recent speed check on Murphy Road revealed that during a 4-hour period the average speed of 157 cars was 55 miles per hour. The road presently has no speed limit restriction. Suter said he believed a limit should be set. THE REPORT will be submitted to Milo Seckman, McDonough County highway superintendent. The road, which runs near Lakelawn Estates Subdivision at the southeast edge of Bushnell, lies partly within the city limits of Bushnell and partly within the county. The check was made after the city had received complaints of motorists speeding on the road. Aldermen agreed to place two 25-mile-per-hour speed limit signs within the resi­ dential area of Lakelawn Estates after residents of the area sent a petition to the council. Burton Sammons, utilities superintendent, presented to the council a contract which provides for an agreement between the city and Central Illinois Public Service (CIPS) for a temporary emergency interconnect. Sammons explained that this would allow the city to purchase electricity from CIPS as protection against an emergency such as unexpected generator repair. The council tentatively approved the plan subject to completion of final details. ALDERMEN agreed to cooperate with the Bushnell Chamber of Commerce in a 2-day citywide cleanup of trash beginning May 19. In other business aldermen agreed to advertise for a dogcatcher after the police chief said he was bitten by a dog. The chief said the incident occurred Monday while he was rounding up stray dogs. While removing one of the dogs from the trunk of the squad car another dog bit him. At the council meeting, Suter remarked, "That dog is now in dog heaven." Couples arriving Friday night at Bushnell-Prairie City High School for the Junior- Senior Prom were introduced by Don King as they paused under a dome of pink,, yellow 131 NO. CHERRY ST. OI 's BUDGET ANNEX EVERY DAY IS SALE DAY AT O.T.'s BUDGET ANNEX ROOMS of Furniture Z99 HERE IS WHAT YOU GET: Two-Piece Living Room Suite Fabric backed expanded vinyl in Red, Green & Brown. Two End and One Coffee Table Walnut finish. Two Decorator Lamps Over four dozen to pick fr :r,i. Complete Bedroom Suite Double Dresser, Mirror, Chesf, Bed Frame, Matfress & Box Springs. Five-Piece Dinette Set Wood grain finished table lop, Four matching chairs. (Choose from over 200 chairs) YOU PAY ONLY $ 299.00 BUSHNELL MRS. JAY CLEMENS "~ CORRESPONDENT Home Address: 560 W. Hurst St. Phone 772-2240 and blue streamers. Other decorations in the gymnasium were a wishing well, cobblestone path and heart-shaped balloons. The guests were served a banquet meal prepared by the cafeteria staff. Sophomores who helped serve the meal included Albert Coulter, Tim Yocum, Gene Fisher, Danny Griffeth, Greg Pensinger, Mark Walton, Jackie Ferris, Sonja P i e p e r, Marianne Thrasher, Becky Howe, Sheryi Francis and Kimberly Wertzler. Music for dancing was provided by Bob Boyd and his orchestra of Rushville. An after-prom party was hosted by the senior class at East Elementary School. SUE PENSINGER presided a* a meeting of the Junior Youth Fellowship of the United Methodist and United Presbyterian churches Sunday at the Presbyterian Church. Devotions were led by Kelly Stanley. A fudge and cookie sale was planned for Saturday morning with Linda Miller and Julie Scott as co-chairmen. The group will not meet next week. The final meeting of the year will be May 20 at the VFW Park were the seventh graders will entertain the eighth graders. Games were played with the prize going to Kimberly Pierce. Refreshments were served by Mrs. Faith Pierce. The group paid special tribute to Mrs. Pierce for her cooperation during the year. The young people also discussed plans for a June 9-10 camp- out at Lake Wildwood Haven, east of Bushnell. O.T. Johnson Co., Galesburg's Greatest Store Since 1862! 03.: D3IILIF Personalized Mother's Day Cake COME SEE IT DECORATED! FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 p m. to 8 p.m. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live Demonstration GRANOLA, High Protein, Crunchy, heney Almond Pound Natural WHEAT GERM 10-Oz. NATURAL VITAMIN E COMPLEX 100 Capsules, 200 I, U/s Mi-Dol Dietetic PEANUT BUTTER 12-Oz. 100% Hawaiian $139 KONA COFFfcE Pound I Dubuque $A*& ROYAL BUFFET HAM 3-Lb. an *# FRESH DAILY IN OUR BAKERY SECTION Parker House & Sweet Rolls, Wheat, Swedish Rye and White Bread and more. atrial Mother* UT deserve Q SPECIALTREATS Treat her to the finest of tint Chocohtit ROYAL COLLECTION ALSO DIETETIC SELECTIONS. PANTRY SHELF — O.T.'s - BALCONY

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