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Wednesday, May 23, 1973
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2 Golesburg ftegister-Mail, GdlesbufQ, HI. Wednesday, Moy 23, 1973 3.Community Ambulance May Be Reality in June ELMWOOD — The villages of Elmwood, Brimfield and Yates City may be in position to start a new ambulance service by June. Representatives of the villages came up with a plan to start a local non-profit ambulance service organization during a meeting Tuesday night at Elmwood. About 100 persons from the villages attended toe session. Other meetings were held earlier at Brimfield and Yates City to explore alter- native plans for continued service in view of the fact that Patterson Funeral Home, Elmwood, plans to discontinue President Renews Pipeline Support WASHINGTON (U P I) President Nixon today renewed his strong support for construction of an oil pipeline across Alaska as soon as possible. "We need the oil; we need it now; the only way to get it is to build the Alaska pipeline. That was the President's comment," Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott told reporters following a two-hour meeting he and other GOP congressional leaders had with Nixon at the White House. the ambulance service June 1. More than $575 in donations was collected at last night's meeting for Brimfield, Yates City, and Elmwood (BYE) Ambulance Service Inc., organized to coordinate a new service. SEVEN persons were selected to elect four officers among themselves at a meeting tonight. The remaining three persons will serve as directors. The persons are Rod Fincham, Diana Atwood and Catherine Brown, all of Elmwood; Frank Clark and Robert Shipley, both of Brimfield, and Betty Ralston and Josephine Sherman, both of Yates City. The organization plans to look into purchase of an ambulance for the area and discuss a proposed fund drive. Harry Bateman, president of the Elmwood Kiwanis Club and one of the promoters of the service, said six persons last night volunteered to work in the ambulance service. Bateman said it is possible that an ambulance could be obtained by the first of June. A spokesman for the group said the service could start then. Patterson has operated the only local ambulance service for the villages for about four decades. Anti*Balding Drug Seen CHICAGO (UPI) — The physician who pioneered hair transplants says that within two years drugs may be available to prevent baldness. Dr. Norman Orentreich, associate clinical professor of dermatology at New York University Medical Center, said Tuesday he is optimistic such drugs will be available because laboratory tests have proven drugs can retard balding. "It is something I am certain we can do, probably in the next year or two and no longer than five years," Orentreich said. He said the key to preventing baldness is knowledge, recently acquired, of how the male sex hormone, androgen, affects hair growth. Orentreich, reporting at the American Medical Association's conference on hair growth, said, "Our preliminary clinical trials in humans also look encouraging." He said 20 drugs which have some effect in blocking the action of baldness when applied to the scalp have been tried on hundreds of volunteers. Ozark Negotiations Resumed Ozark Airlines officials and striking members of Airline Mechanics Fraternal Assn. resumed negotiations in St. Louis today to try to end a 35-day-old strike which has caused the cessation of all Ozark air passenger service. This will be the first session since May 7. St. Louis union headquarters received a telegram Tuesday stating the company was willing to re­ sume discussions. The union Thursday told officials it was ready to begin around-the- clock negotiations but the company officials said the contract offer was the best in the nation. The company spokesman, Charles Ehlert, said Ozark could not pay employes more and remain competitive. The union rejected a tentative contract agreement May 10 by a four to one vote. The telegram from company officials was the first indication they are willing to resume talks. LULAC President 'Woman of Year* At State Level Mrs. Jerry Toland, president of the Galesburg League of United Latin American Citizens, was named Illinois "Woman of the Year" at a state LULAC convention in Chicago May 19 and 20. Mrs. Toland won the district award April 7 U a district convention in Galesburg. She is in her second term as president of LULAC and is associate director of nursing service at Cottage Hospital. She is also a board member of COPE-Head Start, press secretary for the Junior Women's Club and a member of the Knox County Heart Assn. She now will be a nominee for the national Woman of the Year award to be presented in Albuquerque, N.M. at the national convention June 19-24. Delegates attending the two- day convention from Galesburg were Mrs. Jesse Portillo, Mrs. Juanita Reveles, Mrs. James Cowan and Mrs. Toland. The 1974 state session will be in Galesburg. The cause of a fire at The Scoreboard, a sandwich shop at 93 S. Seminary St., remained under investigation today after Galesburg Bremen were called out to extinguish the Maxelast night at 11:01. Fire- Scoreboard Fire fighters remained on the scene torn hours and 45 minutes. Damage was tefcri as Jig*. Perry Sargeant owns ** buldlng; Kajph Thietbert owns tie contents. (RqpnBMMi photo by Date Humphrey.) Superman's 35 Years Old, Birthday Bash Is Planned Streets Closed James Morrow, Galesburg's director of public works, said sections of two streets will be closed beginning today for resurfacing work. Scheduled for closing are Pearl Street between Peck and Grove streets and East Fremont Street between Farnham Street and Russell Avenue. Peck Will Serve on Hearing Panel Robert Peck, superintendent of the Knox County Educational Service Region, will serve on a public hearing panel on adult education Thursday at Carbondale. Hearings, scheduled from 1-8 p.m., will also be conducted tomorrow at Chicago and at Springfield. Peck said that purpose of the hearings is to evaluate the adult education program including the needs, costs, problems, organization and curriculum. Plans are being made, he said, to send results on to the federal government METROPOLIS, IU. (UPI) Superman, the do-gooder from the planet Krypton, will observe his 35th birthday Friday night at a party in the town that adopted him. They're calling it the "first birthday party for an alien." On Saturday, as the last notes of the national anthem are played by the "Screaming Eagles" band from Fort Campbell, Ky., fade across the Ohio River and 1,000 helium - filled balloons are released, the "Amazing World of Superman Exhibition Center" will open its doors to the public. • Seven elementary schools are already booked in three days. Maybe James Hendricks, Gains Wilcox and William McBean, who founded the town which has been providing with wide streets in 1839, knew funds for the project. Jurors Return Open Verdict In Shooting Death at Storey Chamber Heads Wendell Kelley, left, president of Illinois Power Co. and chairman of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, chats with Don White, new president of the Galesburg Cham- A Chamber Meet IP President Energy Crisis ber of Commerce, at the 74th annual meeting of the local chamber last night at Knox College. (Register-Mail photo by Dale Humphrey.) Spells Out Cost Effect The energy crisis is "real, grim and serious" and is going to result in "dramatic increases in the cost of energy over the next few years," Wendell Kelley, president of Illinois Power Co., warned Tuesday night at the 74th annual meeting of the Galesburg Chamber of Commerce. But, as long as "we are permitted to keep our rate structure realistic, and to go ahead with our plans," he said, IP will be able to meet consumer demands for electricity through 1985 "at reasonable but higher costs and with reasonable effects upon the environment." KELLEY WHO is chairman of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, told an audience of about 200 in Kresge Recital Hall that the cost of electricity will increase 25-30 per cent in the next five years. Planned state and federal environmental r e st r i ctions may be a major factor in determining the cost of electricity, he said. Natural gas rates will go up as well, he added, although IP will be able to continue to supply this product to the consumer "by developing propane plants and storage fields." Kelley said some of the environmentalists and ecojogists "are sometimes downright irrational in their demands" and that it is up to the citizens "to weigh the alternatives and to make the decisions" that may effect the cost of producing electric power in the future. KELLEY TOLD chamber members that the so called "no-growth" philosophy "will be an extremely repugnant alternative to the great majority of Americans ... It is only through economic growth and expansion that our society can provide the jobs and the wealth with which to bring a better life to more and more people." Kelley's comments were preceded by brief talks from Roy Pearson, retiring president of the Galesburg Chamber of Commerce, and Don White, the chamber's new president. Chamber members, their spouses and guests attended a buffet supper in the Knox College Student Union before the talks. A Knox County coroner's jury Tuesday night returned an open verdict in a inquest into the death of Gregory R. Johnson, 21, of 1181 Bridge Ave., who died March 23. Two inquests were conducted by Roger Hannam, coroner, at the Hinchliff- Pearson-West Chapel. Robert Showaiter, 702 Lombard St., and Harold Simmons Jr., 146 W. North St., told jurors they called police after having come upon the car in which Johnson was sitting about 9:30 a.m. three-quarters of a mile west of U.S. 150 inside the park grounds just off the North Lake Storey Road. Capt. Jerry Friend of the Galesburg Police Dept. said police found Johnson inside the car with the doors locked. He said Johnson was holding a gun in both hands and that a gunshot wound had been inflicted in the mouth. FRIEND told the jury in his opinion the death was a suicide. Questioned about the possible connection of John­ son to a robbery in Victoria and a shooting incident in Galesburg the night before his death, Friend said one man has been indicted for burglary in connection with the case, and that he could that someday Superman would be along. Superman is the comic strip character who p er f o r m s his good deeds while masquerading as Clark Kent, a mild-mannered reporter on the Daily Planet in "Metropolis." Superman adopted this town of 7,000 persons deep in southeastern Illinois in ceremonies Jan. 21, 1972. The town is supposed to be the only Metropolis in the world. The newspaper, not testify further because he the Metropolis News, changed did not want to prejudice a its name to the Metropolis Planet last May. The home of the Superman future case. The jury referred the case back to the proper authorities for further investigation. ~ Hannam told the jury that death was from shock due to a gunshot wound. He said an autopsy and toxicology tests failed to turn up any trace of drugs or alcohol in Johnson's blood. He was pronounced dead at the see.-* £ 10:30 a.m. The jury returned a verdict of suicide in the death of Clark S. Shelton, 61, 437 N. Prairie St., who was found dead at his residence May 17 at 11:45 p.m. apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Jurors were told be had been despondent over his health and left a suicide note. Exhibition Center is an 11,000- the red, yellow and blue of the Superman costume and contains what is described as the world's largest collection of Superman memorabilia. An exhibit shows step-by-step how a comic magazine is created. There's the world's largest mural of Superman, a model of Superboy's home, Superman movies, Kryptonite exhibits and model drawings of a planned future Superman museum estimated to cost $5 million. And, of course, Superman will be on hand to greet and talk to youngsters. Mike Forbes, 26, a Marion High School English and psychology teacher, will quit his job to take the role of Superman on a full-time basis. He says he regards it as a "challenge." A former Marion High sports star and a shot-putter at Murray State College in Kentucky, Forbes is 6-feet-6& inches tall and weighs 250 pounds. He wears a 52 extra long coat and square foot former roller skating, rink adjoining Fort Massac State Park. It is decorated in size 14E shoes. And he is mild- mannered. "He really looks the part," said Bob Westerfield, former professional football player and dry cleaning plant owner who launched the Superman campaign after he moved to Metropolis from Owensboro, Ky., instead of buying a dry cleaning plant at Peru, Ind. Sell* $250,010 i 0 stacks A locally organized -for -profit group known as Metropolis Recreation, Inc., negotiated with National Periodical Publications Inc., New York, owner of Superman rights, about opening the center. The Metropolis grasp sold $250,000 in stock in about six months, most of it to residents of the county in amounts ranging from $10 to $30,000. The Superman Party Friday night will be by invitation only for about 700 stockholders and other officials and dignitaries. The exhibits were put together by Sol Harrison, production manager for National Periodical Publications. Superman has already brought new hope to Metropolis. "He's put us on the map," said Leslie Easterday, executive secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. Easterday feels he had a hand in the new home for Superman by selling his dry cleaning plant to Westerfiejd. "We don't have any rental homes left in Metropolis and we'.ye had more industrial inquiries in the last 18 months than we had in the prior ,18 years*" he said. .^1 And those cards keep coining in from the small fry the youngster from Maryland wanting a map of Metropolis and the boy from Decatur, III., wanting to know how he can buy a Superman T-shirt. Superman promoters feel that the Superman story helped bring them a new industry that See 'Superman V (Continued on Page 3) ft*: ;y« ^^^^^ WW *r?-" Ji; ; ,ii •# '0 mn • >'' & •"'"% 't M W »a' 113!;!' •If/ " ., :«• | w§ 1 \t •lilt Weather and River Stages ILLINOIS: Mostly cloudy tonight row today at 5:38 a.m., acts at with chance of showers and thun- 8:15 p.m. Precipitation .18 of an derstorms; lows mostly in the 50 B . inch of rain Tuesday afternoon. Variable cloudiness Thursday with — chance of some afternoon or eve- EXTENDED FORECAST ning thundershowers; highs in the ILLINOIS: Partly cloudy Friday 70s north and 75-83 south. through Sunday, showers likely Fri— day or Saturday. Low 40s-50s north, WESTERN ILLlNOfS: Partly 90s south. High 60t-70a north, 70a cloudy tonight and Thursday with south, a slight chance of afternoon or evening showers; low in the 90s and the high Thursday in the 70s. IOWA: Partly cloudy tonight with threat of scattered showers tonight and Thursday; low tonight in the 50s, highs Thursday 60s northeast to 70s elsewhere. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 62; morning's low, 57. Sky cloudy. (Tuesday's maximum, 71; minimum, 46.) Sun RIVER STAGES Dubuque—13.7 faU 0.4 Davenport—131 fall 04 Burlington— 18.3 fall 0.4 Keokuk—18.1 fall 0.8 Quincy—10.0 fail 0.7 St. LouU—30J fall 0.2 Cape Girardeau—36.S fall 0.8 LaSaUe—17.1 rise 0.2 Peoria—18.2 fall 0.3 Havana—18.3 fall 0.3 Beards town—18 3 fall 0.5 St. Ch»rle»-2IJ ri*t 1.4 Superman Originals Sol Harrison, production manager for Nation- weekend in Metropolis, the town that adopt- al Periodical Publications, Inc., New York, ed Superman. A Superman Exhibition Center holds up two original covers of Superman will open Saturday after a Superman birth' magazines to be on display beginning this day celebration Friday night. Plan Commission Defers Action on Zoning Change Protests from about 15 residents of Parkwest Subdivision Tuesday night convinced City Plan Commission members to postpone action on a proposed zoning change. THE ZONING change would amend a pre-annexation agreement between the city and Western Estates Development Corp., subdivision developers of the subdivision. The residents said they had been told when they purchased property that three lots enclosed by Chiton Road and Kings Canyon Boulevard would be zoned residential. Now the developer, Donald Deets, wants to sell the three lots to be used as additional space for a proposed new car lot between West Main Street and Clifton Road, they said. If Deets had told the residents the three lots would be rezoned and that a car lot would be at the site, said William Telle, 403 Kings Canyon Blvd., "lie would not have had half the houises sold out there." Telle was spokesman for the residents who heard about the proposed amendment over the weekend. He said they did not have sufficient time to look into the matter and requested the commission give them 15 to 30 days to talk with an attorney about bringing suit against the developer for alleged misrepresentation. Attorney Robert Stoerzbach, who represents Deets, said he was asked to work on the case just a few days before the meeting in the absence of Deets' regular attorney. THE COMMISSION asked that residents and representatives of Vilestem Estates meet to obtain more information before the next commission meeting June 26. The site for the proposed car lot, with the exception of the three lots, originally was planned for'a small shopping center. The new car lot could be built now without the additional three lots under terms of the pre-annexation agreement signed in June 1970. In other action, the commission voted to recommend allowing pharmacies to locate in multi-family residential districts under conditional use permits. A petitioner, Doctors Building Land Trust, requested the zoning amendment to build a pharmacy at Losey and North Kellogg streets. The matter will go to the City Council for approval, then to the City Board of Zoning Appeals. The commission also will recommend that the council approve a petition for a pre-annexation agreement on real estate located north of West Main Street and west of Louis Lakis Ford property. Author Will Talk to Wnai B 9 rith Galesburg High School. Wives of B'nai B'ritb members will be guests at the matting. Martin Utvifl, author of "Black Angel," will speak on the career at Judge August M Bonoi when Galesburg Chapter of the B'nai B'rith meets at the Hotel Custer's House and Garden Room May 24 at 7:80 p.m. David McBride will preface Litvin's talk by detailing the v/ork of the Mother Bicker* dyke Historical Society, and a film on Galesburg and Illinois Civil War history will be shown. Polly Purcell will accompany a singing group from

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