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Tuesday, May 15, 1973
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It % Qotesbuffl Register-MQil, Gojesburg, 111, Tuesday, Moy 15, 1973 preliminary Figures Peg City's Budget \At $6.7 Million for New Fiscal Year -..>. By ANDREA FEKRETTI (Staff Writer) City expenditures for fiscal ;>> 1973-74 will total $6.7 million, ••• according to preliminary fig„•,, ures given to aldermen Mon- ( .. day night at an informal budget meeting. This is a $1.1 million increase over the pre.. vious year. '" Budget talks were delayed this year because of other meetings—about the Sandburg ^'Shopping Mall proposal, subsidizing Galesburg Transit Co., •?iHhe local bus company, and the April 13 election which brought only one new face to the council table. The fiscal j -year began six weeks ago. \H Representatives of COPE- Head Start, a pre-9ohool for culturally disadvantaged children, again outlined requests for revenue sharing money last night. The group has requested $32,400 to expand the program. It now serves 30 of the estimated 90 Galesburg children who qualify. CITY MANAGER Thomas Herring originally recommended $9,000 for a bus to transport the children. New Sixth Ward Aid. F. E. "Buck" Bailey said renting bus service might be less expensive than purchasing a bus. Herring suggested spending money only for non-recurring expenditures of the school such as supplies and equipment. Ever since the pre-school requested funds a month ago Mayor Robert Cabeen has strongly favored allocating money for expansion, but most other members have followed Herring's non-recurring expense theory. Becky Waters, teacher-director of COPE-Head Start, said the need in the community is great. "Not only the child has been helped but the parents have attended workshops/' she added. "We have found defects in sight and speech and motor coordination. Many of these things can be taken care of before they reach school age,'" Mrs. Waters continued. "I appreciate what COPE does," said Cabeen. "And I hope the council would indicate its interest in the program as well." Bailey asked how the school would continue if revenue sharing funds were cut off by the federal government in the next few years. "Will you be willing to face it if the program must be shut off$" "We'll have to," replied Charles Lynn, chairman of the board of the pre-school. The school is funded by Health, Education and Welfare funds and the Knox County United Fund. No increase in funds from these two agencies is anticipated this year. Seventh Ward Aid. Carroll Wilson suggested that revenue sharing money be allocated for one-time 'itemi, "Buying a bus leaves me kind of cold," Cabeen said. "If you buy a bus and don't support other items Uke materials and teacher salaries we're not getting behind the program." Fifth Ward Aid. Frank Johnson said education funds should come from'educational groups — "not from city hall." Under revenue sharing guidelines set by the federal government allocating money for the poor is among the list but allocating,money for education is not, Johnson said. "When you see a child lay his head on the table at school he is not getting proper nutrition in the home. It is a program for the poor," Mrs. Waters commented. Discussions on the pre-school ended with no decisions reached. In reply to a comment from a spectator favoring recreation programs, aldermen reiterated their policy of not allocating money for the programs this summer until they can coordinate the programs for the total community. Herring also indicated $130,- See'CityV- (Continued on Page 11) Community Attitude Survey Started in School District Smokey to School 1 Jeff and Kathryn Davis, children of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. « I Davis Jr., 1944 N. Seminary St., pose with Smokey, a 2 -year* ; old German shepherd they are donating' to the Leader Dog JJ | School, Rochester, Mich., as a Lions Club project. The m i children, whose father is a member of the Galesburg Lions Z 1 Club, obtained the dog from their aunt and uncle, Mr. and /* Mrs. Monty Granberg of near Knoxville. The school will train Smokey to be a seeing-eye dog. | Owner of Cottage Files for Damage By LARRY REID (Staff Writer) A survey to determine community attitudes about School District 205-s educational program started today. The Board of Education approved the plan at a meeting Monday night. Maurice Beck, director of personnel and communications, said about eight per cent of the parents of children in all grade levels will be contacted. THE SURVEY, which will take 10 days to complete, will deal with five major areas. They include: — What are the major problems , facing the Galesburg public schools? — In what ways are the public schools good? — What should be the goals of education? — What are the possible solutions to school financial problems? — Miscellaneous. This deals with a variety of subjects, including' whose to blame for children's poor academic performance, teacher tenure, suggested changes in the educational program, and keeping the public informed on school issues. The board last night also approved a resolution directing the Knox County Board of School Trustees, which holds title to school property, to sell the former Wataga Grade School to the Village of Wataga for $100. AN APPLICATION for $11,748 for federal Title II funds to purchase library books, periodicals, visual aids equipment and microfilm was approved by the board. Barney Parker, superintendent of schools, was scheduled to meet today with Gov. Daniel Walker, to encourage continued adequate financial support for unit school districts. In other action, the board employed five teachers for the 1973-74 school year. They include: — Miss Margaret Shragal, special education, who will receive her bachelor's degree in June from Knox College. — Miss Merri Lee Randol,, special education speech therapist, who will receive her master's degree in June from Western Illinois University, Macomb. — Miss Janice Hobbs, instrumental music, who will receive her bachelor's degree this summer from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa. — Mrs. Jane Neil, elementary teacher, who will receive her bachelor's degree this summer from Knox College. —Miss Trudy Howard, secondary teacher, who will receive her bachelor's degree this month from Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa. None has previous teaching experience. All but Miss Randol will receive $7,900 a year. Miss Randol's salary will be $8,562 a year. Their salaries will be subject to adjustment if and when a new pay schedule is approved. RESIGNATIONS were accepted from Mrs. Marilyn Brooks, a teacher at King Middle School; Miss Rachel Krause, a teacher at Steele Middle School, and Miss Rita Symons, a teacher at Weston School. The board approved resolutions of tribute to staff members who will retire at the end of the current term. Retiring staff members include Mrs. Alma Bell, a teacher at Weston School, 15 years; Mrs. JoAhna Clement, a teacher at Cooke School for 10 years and a teacher at Lincoln Middle School for the past three years; John Griffith, director of audio visual education, who has been a member of the staff for 33 years, and Mrs. Catherine Good, a Knox- Warren Special Education Cooperative teacher for the past four years. Named Chairman Ben Wessels of Rio, left, accepts the 1973 campaign chairmanship for the Christmas Seal drive from Miss Janet Lynn of Rockford, Olympic skating champion, at the 64th annual meeting of the Illinois Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Assn. Wessels is state Future Farmers of America president. 1973 Christmas Seal Drive OTHERS ARE Gordon Hirst, principal of Gale Middle School, who has been an # -rvr»ll WW 1 Ci 9 £5? R"> Man WM Head Stote s a Galesburg High School teacher for 21 years, and Mrs. Marjorie Sperry, a teacher at the high school for 17 years. The board directed Lowell Betsworth, assistant superintendent of schools, to seek bids for tuck-pointing and sandblasting of the administration building at 590 N. Prairie St. Board members also agreed to. employ a firm to fill in low spots on the athletic field, west of the high school. Members voted to grant an easement to the Galesburg Sanitary District to construct a 24-inch storm sewer near Galesburg High School. The easement was granted on the condition that sanitary district trustees provide the school district with a hook-up to relieve flooding around the high school drive during heavy rains. JOSEPH WEST, the school board's attorney, said purpose of the storm sewer is to help relieve flooding in Northland and nearby areas. Next board meeting will be May 29 instead of May 28 because of the Memorial Day holiday. Ben Wessels of Rio, president of the Illinois Future Farmers of America, will be chairman of the state's 1973 Christmas Seal drive. He was named to the post at the Illinois Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association's 64th annual meeting. Wessels, accepting the chairmanship, said, "As president of FFA in Illinois, I will ask the 16,000 members of my organization to help meet the challenge in the work of the association." He accepted the chairmanship from Miss Janet Lynn of Rockford, Olympic skating champion. Miss Lynn 's 1972 campaign team exceeded all Illinois records with a total of $1,189,000 collected in the state — exclusive of Cook County. During the annual meeting, members of the organization's board of directors voted to change its name to the Illinois Lung Assn. Ben D. Kiningham, executive director, said Wessels is an outstanding representative of today's youth. "We are proud to have him accept this leadership role in our 1973 program," he said. Weather and River Stages today at 5:45 a.m.. »eU at 8:08 p.m. Edward Welch Is Named Knox County Circ u it Clerk Edward F. Welch, 691 Florence Ave., Monday afternoon was named Knox County Circuit Clerk pro tern. The 16 judges of the Ninth OQUAWKA - A jury was sworn in Monday in Henderson County Circuit Court to consider a damage suit filed against the Village of Oquawka by a Monmouth resident who claims her Mississippi River waterfront property here was damaged by a levee constructed to prevent flooding. THE LAWSUIT, which seeks $25,000 in damages from the village and its trustees, was filed by Louise Campbell, wife of Clark Campbell, Warren County Educational Service Region superintendent. Mrs. Campbell claims her cottage on Front Street was damaged by sand which blew off the levee constructed alongside the street in front of the structure. The levee denied her use of a carport and resulted in in- Meet Set convenience and damage to her car, which had to be AtH OJlie SaVlUgS parked along another street, ° the suit contends Judicial Circuit met to make the appointment after the death last Thursday of Rolland C, "Bill" Wise. Welch, who had been a part- time employe in the circuit clerk's office since 1958, resigned his position as a rural mail carrier to accept the appointment. He said his immediate con- Welch said he intends to run Ambulances Elmwood-Area Subject s The Galesburg Committee for The levee was removed last Professional Council -Manager cern in the office is to con- year after a circuit court ^J™ 1 W1 " m66t M ° nd . y ftiftff K 00 ? 8 mdap ruled in favor of Mrs at 7:30 P m - in ^ community and public established by his suit. Assn ' SHE AND HER husband asked the court to order the village to remove the entire levee. The judge, however, ordered only the levee in front of the cottage removed. The levee was replaced this spring, and village officials say they want to leave it up this time. The damage suit was filed in connection with an appeal by the Campbells to a higher court, seeking removal of the entire levee along Oquawka's Mississippi riverfront. for election either at a special election or when the present term expires. Under the new state Constitution, the governor has the option of calling a special election to fill the office or he could allow the term to expire in 1976. Welch and his wife are the parents of five children, John, who is married, and Patrick, Steven, Sara and Richard, all at home. His wife, Sarabeth, is a nurse at St. Mary's Hospital. ILLINOIS: Partly cloudy and Warmer tonight with lows in the 40s. Mostly cloudy and turning cooler Wednesday with highs in the upper GOs or lower 70s north; partly cloudy and warmer but turning cooler late Wednesday or Wednesday night with highs in the 70s south. WESTERN ILLINOIS: Partly cloudy tonight with low in the mid 40s. Partly cloudy Wednesday with high around 70 before turning cooler late in the day. IOWA: Warmer with a chance of scattered showers tonight: lows in mid 40s to lower 50s. Partly cloudy and turning cooler Wednesday; highs in the 60s. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature. 60; morning's low, 35. Sky clear. (Monday's maximum, 59, minimum, 40.) Sun rose EXTENDED FORECAST ILLINOIS: Partly cloudy Thursday, warming trend Friday and chance of showers north Saturday. Low Thursday and Friday 40s. Low Saturday 50s. High Thursday 60s. High Friday and Saturday 60s-70s. RIVER "STAGES Dubuque—18.0 faU 0.5 Davenport—17.9 no change Burlington—18.9 rise 0.1 Keokuk—19.0 rise 0.1 Quincy—21.9 rise 0.4 Grafton—27.3 fall 0.4 Alton—31.2 fall 0.4 St. Louis—37.5 fall 0,4 Cape Girardeau— 41 £ faU 0.2 LaSalle—19.7 fall 0.3 Peoria—19.7 fall 0.5 Havana—19.9 fall 0.5 Beardstown—22,6 fall 0.8 St. Charles—30.8 faU 0.7 Board Gets Set For Next Round Edward F. Welch ELMWOOD - A series of community meetings have been scheduled in the Elmwood area to explore alternative plans for continued ambulance service. Patterson Funeral Home, Elmwood, which has been providing ambulance service in Yates City, Brimfield and Elmwood areas, plans to discontinue the service June 1. Harry Bateman, president of the Elmwood Kiwanis Club, which is spearheading a move to retain some form of ambulance service said three alternatives are under consideration. They include donations with volunteer drivers, a tax-supported program or a tax-supported ambulance with volunteer drivers. Meetings to discuss the alternatives are scheduled tonight at Brimfield, Friday night at Yates City and May 22 at Elmwood. The Yates City meeting will Day Street Sewer To Be Constructed Dead Sea Scroll Scholar To Talk Galesburg Sanitary District officials Monday said the district would install a sanitary sewer in the area of Day and Davis streets by September to relieve drainage problems in that south side neighborhood. About 27 residents of the area had submitted petitions asking for a sewer and pumping station. Septic tanks are being used in the area now which cause residue back-ups and slow drainage, petitioners said. The residents also have requested that the city install a storm sewer in the area. Four neighbohrood representatives asked sanitary district officials if work on both projects could be done at the same time to prevent resurfacing the road twice. G. W. Henderson, district superintendent, said this could be done. The new sanitary sewer would begin at 1384 Day Street and run south to Davis Street. It would end on Davis and Pearl streets where a force main and pumping station would be installed. Guilbert Brown, attorney for the district, informed the board that copies of a transcript of a recent state Pollution Control Board (PCB) hearing will reach state officials Monday. The district last March petitioned for a time extension for completion ot a tertiary treatment plant to meet new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. The purpose of the hearing was to see if the request was justified. If the time extension is granted the district will then be eligible for a federal grant to begin construction of a sew- tr belt line around the northwest section of Galesburg. It would serve the new St. Mary's Hospital being constructed at U.S. 34 and North Seminary Street and would alleviate the load on Carl Sandburg College and the Lake Storey area. Biblical scholar Dr. John C. Trever, Baldwin-Wallace College professor of religion, will lecture on the Dead Sea Scrolls Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Kresge Recital Hall of the Knox Fine Arts Center. The lecture, sponsored by the Knox Phi Beta Kappa chapter, is open to the public. No tickets are required. Trever is internationally known for his role in dating the Scrolls. In 194748 he play OQUAWKA-About 30 persons who came to press for reinstatement of a teacher fired last month- by Union School District 115's Board of Education discovered Monday night a routine business meeting can be boring. The special meeting, held in the Superintendent of Schools gets clerk s post Samuel Wegman's office, was an attempt by Wegman and the board members to complete routine business before next Monday's regular meeting. School officials anticipate that session will be dominated by discussion with a dissident citizen's group which is demanding the reinstatement of Jerry Dale Johnson and John Dye, two of eight teachers whose contracts were mt renewed this spring. AT THE outset of last night's meeting, the protesting citizens were told the matter of the dismissed teachers was not on the agenda; then board members turned their attention to routine business matters. "You're welcome to stay, of course," Wegman told the group led by Tom Koopmans, "but by law at a special meeting we can only act on those things listed on the agenda." Most of the crowd drifted away as the hours passed, and board members discussed salary increases, curriculum capital improve- be for residents of Salem- Elba Fire Protection District and will begin at 7 p.m. at the Lions Club building. The communities apparently wifl jcin other Western Illinois towns which have had to switch to another type of ambulance program because funeral homes have been discontinuing the service. in Jerusalem. The story of his relationship to the discovery has been published in his Untold Story of Qumran. Teachers to Strike CHICAGO (UPI) - Teachers in suburban Harvey announced Monday night that they would strike six Harvey schools beginning Wednesday. Dies in Fire t _ BELLEVILLE, 111. (UPI) - changes, edan important part in the Mrs. Mary Joyce Anna, about ments and other non-emotion discovery of the scrolls as a 35, died Monday night when fire al matters, fellow of the American heavily damaged the Anna Those who stayed watched Schools of Oriental Research home near downtown Belleville, the boaVd approve salary in­ creases for most non-teacher employes in the district. INCLUDED IN the increases were a seven per cent raise for cafeteria cooks, five per cent for building maintenance employes and four per cent for custodians, bus drivers and bus maintenance personnel. The district secretary also received a four per cent raise. The treasurer's salary will remain the same. Teachers' aides and helpers and all part-time help will receive a 10-cent-per-hour increase. Following a presentation by John Bentler, high school industrial arts instructor, the board approved Bentler's request for an advanced building trades course and promised to consider a list of items he said he would need. The course will involve an on- the-job training program supervised by Bentler., Wegman recommended that board members include an insurance package with teachers' salaries in next year's contract, but the proposal wag defeated 6-1. Claiming the insurance coverage for teachers would help make District 115 salaries comparable with other districts, Wegman estimated the cost would be about $10,000. Base pay for teachers in the district is $7,500. A LIST OF school furniture and equipment to be replaced was presented to the board by Wegman, who suggested establishing priorities to spread the cost over a period of years.

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