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2. Galesburg Reaister*Moil, (ktesburg. lt(. Thursday, May 10, 1973 Knox College Science-Math Named After School's Late President Weather and River Stages LOCAL fflAfttfr ILLINOIS: Partly Cloudy itid cooler tonight; chancd of thowei FHday »*rtly *unny and * little cooler. Low tonight low 4M to mid 60S tO 601. High Friday l&w i i low 70«. cooler tonight aft night 408 '1 Knox College's $6.2 million Science-Mathematics Center « has been named as a memorial to the school's late presi- 1 dint, Dr. Sharvy G. Umbeck. The action was taken by the college's board of trustees . late yesterday at a special. ly-called meeting following memorial services for Umbeck on the campus. The r nationally-khown educator • died of apparent heart failure • late Saturday night. The center was the last I of many building projects completed during Umbeck's 24-year tenure as president of Knox. It was opened in January, 1971, and was the largest building project in Galesburg with more than 132,000 square feet of gross area. It nearly doubled Knox's existing academic space. Chief Judge Will Vacate Conviction Ninth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Daniel J. Roberts Wednesday decided that the 1972 robbery conviction of Michael Erickson, 1034 Mulberry St., should be vacated. Erickson pleaded guilty to the charge April 25, 1972, and was sentenced to 1-3 years in prison. He bad been .charged with the Oct. 25, 1971, robbery of the former Donutland Restaurant, 810 N. Henderson St. Roberts this morning said an order wilt be entered soon that Erickson be brought back to Knox County to be held by the sheriff for further proceedings under the juvenile court act. Vacation of the sentence means there will be no criminal record against Erickson's name. The judge said his basis for vacating the sentence was that Erickson committed the offense between the time the new state constitution was See 'Judge'(Continued on Page 11) The center was financed by gifts from 50 corporations and foundations and nearly 3,000 individual alumni and other friends totaling about $1,500,000, plus government grants and loans. However, $625,000 remains to be raised to complete the financing of the project, according to college officials. Swift action was taken by the trustees because of the many gifts and queries about a memorial made by hundreds of individuals and groups. The designation of the Sharvy G. Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center was approved by the Umbeck family. The facility houses the departments of biology, chemistry, physics, geology, psychology, and mathematics and computer science and has its own library. More than 1,200 persons attended a public memorial service Wednesday afternoon for Or, Umbeck, 00, who died unexpectedly Saturday night. He collapsed at Kresge Rectal Hail after participating in an annuo! college talent show and was pronounced dead a short time laiter at St. Mary's Hospital. Friends, associates and students gathered near the Knox College Union yesterday afternoon to aittend memorial services conducted by Dr. Hermann MueWer and Rev. Kermiit Peterson, pastor of the First Prestoyiterian Church. "Within earshot of where <we stand is an office that will seem immensely empty for many days," Dr. Muelder, professor of history at the college, said. "For most of the living alumni of Knox College, one man only ever presided in that room ... No other president of Knox College, certainly not In more than 100 years, became so truly a national education leader. That office in Old Main became one of the nerve centers connecting colleges and universities of this nation," he added. Muelder went on to say that Dr. Umbeck "lived his life committed to making Knox an outstanding college and did so at a pace that often amazed his peers." Dr. Muelder said the 13th president of Knox College achieved national renown for his activities in a number of fields and for his innovative approaches to college education. Dr. Umbeck came to Knox in 1949 from the College of Wtifiam and Mary In Williamsburg, Va., where ha had served on the sociology faculty and as dean since IMS. His 24-year tenure at Knox was the longest in the college's 136-year history. Under his adminttraiUon the college campus and student enrollment both nearly tripled in size. Among the dignitaries attending the memorial service were Dr. Richard Stine, president of Monmouth College; Kenji Nakane, Japanese Vice Consul General; Dr. Elmer Jagow, former Knox vice president now president of Hiram College; Dan Martin, president of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, and Robert Murphy, executive vice president of Borg War- Memorial Service at Knox College An estimated 1,200 persons attended a public memorial professor at Knox (standing at podium) and Rev. Kermit service Wednesday afternoon near Knox College Union for Petersen, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, conductor. Sharvy G. Umbeck, 60-year-old president of the school ed the memorial service, who died Saturday night. Dr. Herman Muelder, history Ozark Mechanics B egin Vote on Strike Ozark Airlines aircraft mechanics began voting Wednesday night on an agreement which would end a strike that has lasted some 22 days. About 300 members of Local 24 of the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Assn. started the voting in St. Louis last night. There are 560 members in the union, and Ozark traffic has Johnson, Founder of Clinic, Dies at St. Mary's Hospital Dr. William Johnson, 71, the founder of the Galesburg Clinic, died at 8:55 a.m. today at St. Mary's Hospital. With Dr. B. E. Malstrom, he organized the clinic in 1941, and it has since occupied new quarters at 3315 N. Seminary St. with a staff of 14 physicians. HE RESIDED at Willow Creek Farm, where he had supervised the breeding of purebred Angus cattle for more than 20 years. Dr. Johnson was born March 15, 1902, at Wiota, Wis. He first married Evelyn Johnson, who died in 1968. He married Marian Luckey at Lake wood, Colo., Nov. 11, 1956. She survives with three sons, Perry Michael of Dover, Del., David D. L. of Tempe, Ariz., and Stephen William of Cameron; a daughter, Mrs. Brunhilde Wesser of Winthrop Harbor; a brother Morgan of DeKalb; four sisters, Mrs. Clara Due and Mrs. Lena Norem of Ottawa, Mrs. Ida Behrents of Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. Sally Olson of St. Petersburg, Fla., and 11 grandchildren. He was a member of First Lutheran Church and American Angus Assn. He had been a doctor of V 4 !|;' 4§ w If T 1 Dr. William Johnson . . . founded Galesburg clinic medicine 41 years and practiced at Oneida until moving to Galesburg in 1935. FUNERAL WILL be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, and burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call Friday evening at Hinchliff- Pearson-West Chapel. The family said memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church. Dr. Johnson received his bachelor's degree at St. Olaf College in 1927, a bachelor of science degree from the University of Minnesota in 1929 and his doctorate from the same institution in 1931. He was a staff member and former chief of staff at both St. Mary's and Cottage hospitals and was a consultant at Galesburg State Research Hospital. SCIENTIFIC organization of which he was a member include Knox County Medical Society, of which he was a past president, Illinois State Medical Society, American Medical Assn., Academy of Medicine, International College of Surgeons, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, International Academy of Proctology, Industrial Medical Assn., and he was president of the American Fracture Assn. in 1954. He had been a member of the Illinois State Medical Board of Examiners for 15 years and had served on the credentials committee of the International College of Surgeons. The Galesburg Cljnic will be closed at noon Saturday due to the death of Dr. Johnson. been halted in 15 states because of the strike. 0 Voting will continue today, but details of the agreement have not yet been disclosed. Members of the union from Galesburg and other outlying stations will vote by absentee ballot. Dick Boyce, Galesburg Ozark manager, is the only one of the five local employes not on strike. He said he is spending his time painting equipment and getting everything "ship-shape" for when the strike ends.' About 1,000 Ozark employes have been idled and losses in revenue appear to be great. Eoyce said, however, that he could not estimate losses to the Galesburg Ozark opera- Service Station Robbed of $50 The Checker Service Station, Frank and Henderson tion. About 550 persons a month use the airlines from the Galesburg area. The strike has cost the Greater Peoria Airport Authority $11,792 in fees and revenue, according to estimates by W. Ron Burling, airport director. Boyce said there was really no way of arriving at the amount of losses here and that Burling must have taken a "wild guess." Boyce commented that he had not heard anything about the strike today except what has been in the news. "I'm just hoping we can get that contract ratified so we can get back in the business," he added. Named Eligible For Flood Relief CHICAGO (UPI)-Nine additional Illinois counties have streets, was robbed of $50 to- been declared eligible for un- day ait mid-morning Galesburg Police Cap! Donald (Butler said two men driving a late model car pulled into .the station today ait 9:59 a.m., displayed what was believed to be an automatic piiolol after the attendant filled ithejr tank, and took $50 from his packet. The gunmen asked the at- employment assistance payment as a result of recent storms and flooding, ner Corp. and chairman of the Knox College Board of Trustees. After the service, Knox trustees who had gathered on campus, convened to appoint a special committee consisting of administrators, faculty and students, to begin the search for a new president. Dean Lewis Salter, executive vice president of the college, has been named interim president. When asked if a ' president will be selected before the 1973-74 academic year, Salter said he would rather not make any predictions. "This is a most time-consuming task," Salter noted. "We don't want to move very fast since the selection of president Is of the most vital importance." Juries Label Two Deaths 'Accidental 9 Accidental death verdicts were returned v after two inquests conducted Wednesday night into the deaths of Luavis B. Rosenberry, 50, of East Galesburg, who died May 2, and Belva B. Bybee, 47, of 485 E. North St., who died April 27. Roger Hannam, Knox County coroner, conducted the inquests at the Martin Funeral Home, Knoxville. LEROY INGLE, DeLong, testified that Rosenberry had worked for him for two years. He said that they had been working together at Westbay^ Implement Co. May 2, until shortly after 11 a.m., when Rosenberry left with a load of clay on his truck. Ingle said when he did not hear from Rosenberry by late afternoon, he checked at the implement company and later with his wife at home, who said she had not seen her husband. When he went to the Rosenberry home, Ingle said he found the truck with one wheel stuck in a drive behind the residence. He said the engine was still running and the dump truck box was down, pinning the victim underneath. HE SAID when he raised the box after calling police, he found a shovel under the frame of the truck and theorized that Rosenberry may have struck a cable which dropped the box as he was attempting to dig out of the mud. Donald Huff of Abingdon, a Knox County sheriff's deputy, responded to the call at 5:30 p.m. and corroborated Ingle's testimony. Hannam listed cause of death as crushing head injuries. Mark Godsil, of near Galesburg, was the first witness to testify in the inquest into the death of Mrs. Bybee. He told jurors he had been WESTERN ILLINOIS: Tnlt and fht and FHday. Ld*T tg- Hl|h Friday around TO, IOWA: fair tonight. Iricreaftlng eloUdlne»»^FrJday^Cow tonight 45- maximum, 76; minimum, 82.) sun rose today at 8:00 a.m., rata at 8:03 p .m. nivtultAOti DubUquo-19.0 ««§».! Quiney-^jfali oi Gfafton-M.4 fall 0.1 Alton—31.7 rite 0.1 „ . kafiw-M.1 ten e.r Plans for construction of an auto racetrack were halted Wednesday % the Third Appellate Court of Ottawa, which overturned a circuit court ruling which had made possible rezonlng land for the proposed track. The issue was first brought to court last June, when three property owners with land fronting the racetrack property objected to the rezonlng/ CIRCUIT COURT Judge Edward Haugens had refused to overturn the retonlng decision made by the Peoria, Coun. ty Board because, he said, , the objectors do not front directly across from the frontage to be altered by the owners of the track site. - , The objectors said the reJoning was Invalid for two. ^reasons. First, only 26 members of the Peoria County Board voted for it and a three-fourths majority vote Is required. Second, they said 20 per cent of their frontage property is directly opposite the frontage to be altered at the 1-74 interchange near Brimfield. Under the zoning law, if objections to rezoning are made by persons owning at least 20 per cent of the frontage property opposite the property to be changed, the rezoning may not be granted. THE FAMILY planning to build the racetrack, the widow and two daughters of Frank J. Dixon, a pioneer in stock racing in the Brimfield area, said a 30-foot buffer strip would be built and used as the access road to the track around three sides of the site. This idea produced on unanswered question. It was not known whether a buffer zone of this type nullifies objections from persons who would legally be entitled to object if the zone were not present. Haugens said this question must be answered by the legislature and that his ruling in June was a strict interpretation of the zoning laws. The attorney for the Dixon family, James S. Dixon, said he would take the case to the Illinois Supreme Court because he believes the Appellate court legislated. Bridgehouse To Consider More Room The board of Bridgehouse Inc. will meet in executive session May 16 to consider buying property for expanding its halfway house for alcoholics, according to an announcement made at a Wednesday night board session. Board members, at last month's meeting, had discussed the purchase of property currently on the market. PLANS WERE made for a May 20 open house of Bridgehouse, the alcoholic treatment center at Galesburg State Research Hospital, and the alcoholism information center at St. Mary's Hospital. The open house will begin at noon. Lynn B. Carroll, recognized a? a pioneer in the treatment of alcoholics and founder of Soybean Price Record $9.60 CHICAGO (UPI) — Toe price of soybeans futures contracts on the Chicago Board of Trade again set a new all- time high of $0.60 per bushel shortly after the market opened today. The record price was paid Ift the current May contract. All other contracts traded at the opening of the board were up their permissible daily limits of 20 cents per bushel over Wednesday's closings. The May contract, which is sold without limits was 57 cents higher, The intense demand was attributed to a supply shortage. at the Robert Self residence The Illinois Department of developing pictures with Labor Wednesday said persons friends before leaving about 11 in Bureau, Clinton, Lee, Mason, P m - to start home. Peoria, Schuyler, Tazewell, McLean and Henry counties who have been out of work because of severe weather conditions tendant if there was money may be eligible for weekly pay- in the cash register, and he me nts for each week of unem- told ifchem his wife'had just pioyment. taken the money to the bank, The men, described as white and between 30 and 40 years old, drove nortjh on U.S. 150. One reportedly had a large scar on his cheek. Butler said the car driven by the hold-up men had no license plates on it at the time of the robbery. Hot, Cold Spots NEW YORK (UPI) - The highest temperature reported to the National Weather Service Wednesday excluding Alaska and Hawaii was 103 degrees at Gila Bend, Ariz. Today's low was 29 degrees at Butte, Mont. BN Views Electricity To Offset Fuel Hike Burlington Northern Inc which operates the nation's longest railroad, today revealed it is studying the feasibility of operating several of its main lines by electricity. The study is a result of higher fuel prices, President Robert W. Downing said at the annual stockholders meeting in St. Paul today. The railroad has more than 2,000 diesel locomotives. Another reason for the conversion is the reduction in monthly allocations by oil suppliers. The study is being conducted in cooperation with General Electric. DOWNING said the company has at least 62 billion tons of low-sulfur western coal which may be traded with electrical utility companies for energy to power the trains. Burlington Northern uses about one million gallons of fuel daily to operate an average of 600 freight trains over 26,000 miles of track. The company also operates a 60-train Chicago commuter service. "We were shocked early this year to receive notification from several major suppliers of diesel fuel that they were going to reduce our monthly allotments," Downing commented. He said they secured additional fuel supplies but at "substantially higher costs." The use of modern electric locomotives should improve operating performance and reduce fuel costs, he added. He did not identify the lines under study. IN OTHER business Louis W. Menk, chairman and chief executive officer, said a new real estate development department would be established June 1. This department would manage new projects such as the company's Pacific Trade Center complex on Seattle's waterfront. Construction should begin on this complex within 12 months, Menk said. He' said other projects are under study in the Aurora- Naperville area, about 30 miles west of Chicago, and in downtown Denver. Menk also said the five per cent rate increase recently requested by the nation's railroads was justified because of Burlington Northern's first quarter results. Transportation costs rose at about the same rate as the ton-mile volume and transportation revenues, which were the highest in company history. He testified that when he reached the highway, he stopped, looked both ways, saw a car coming at a suitable distance for him to enter the highway, and pulled into the closest lane of traffic. GODSIL SAID he did not cross the center line in pulling into traffic. He said he was momentarily blinded by lights of the oncoming car, but recovered his vision in time to see the oncoming car two to three feet into his lane at the time of the crash. Illinois State Trooper Stanley Horton, 559 Union St., said he received the accident call at 11:20 p.m. and located the scene of the accident 4% miles north of U.S. 34 on U.S. 150. Horton set the point of impact as three feet east of the center line in the northbound lane of traffic. The Bybee car was northbound, he said. He said he had issued a ticket to Godsil for improper lane usage. Hannam told jurors a blood alcohol test on Mrs. Bybee was negative. She was prQ- nounced dead at Cottage Hospital April 28 at 12:01 a.m.. The coroner said death was due to internal injuries. THANK YOU Our sincere Thanks to our family and friends who made our 25th anniversary a memorable day. And for all the gifts, cards and flowers we received. Mr. aa4 Mx«. W»U*r (Doc) £pp«i»on OF THB MONTH On Strike JOPPA, 111. (UPI) - Fifty- seven members of the Cement and Limestone Workers Local several treatment centers, and ™ on 2L!l f ^S^ P ?J" Robert Flanagan of the Illinois ^1iiftL- Wen H J Department of Mental Health, Ll"^?! f 3 ™ will be speakers at the 2 p.m. company spokesman s a i d no program that will follow the ba 'f sessions were in open house. Flanagan will out- , sl 8 nt line the state's plan for treatment for alcoholics. Tickets for the speaker portion of the afternoon will be sold by board members at $5 each. Charles Mutum, Bridgehouse director, said the donation will go to Bridgehouse, with some portion being used as matching funds for an Illinois Law Enforcement Commission (ILEC) grant. BRIDGEHOUSE currently has a grant application before ILEC for $198,000 for next year's operation. The ILEC stipulates that applying agencies must provide some portion of the budget in matching services or cash, Mutum said last night he is waiting for notification from Ted Faber, ILEC staff member, on a date for a pre-grant conference on the application. Dave Fuller and Richard Chard were introduced as new board members at last night's meeting. Following the.board meeting, members went to Bridgehouse to view improvements at the facility. FM/AM PORTABLE Colorful compact case with wrist strap so it can swing along with you. 10 transistors, 6 diodes; 2 ] A" speaker.'Includes earphone. BLACK BROTHERS APPLIANCE DEPT. Main & Seminary Downtown Galesburg

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