Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on May 29, 1973 · Page 22
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 22

Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, May 29, 1973
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22 Golesburg Register-Moil, Golesburg, Tuesday, Moy 29, 1973 ^ew Job Keeps Warren County Weed Control Officer Busy Inspecting Fields By LORRAINE STAUTH UCBTBSpOlKpCni/ MONMOUTH - Most people probably don't see much similarity between marijuana, ragweed, Canada ittvstfle, perennial sow thisftte, musk or nodding sie ^ac Johnaongmss. of Illinois does, them tail "noxious s £3r end it wants them and SB soon as •hy the state drafted Noxious Weed Law d ordered all counties a Noxious Weed Con- Warren County employed Donald iRay, 719 E. Third Ave., in March as a combined weed control and zoning enforcement officer. The past month has been a busy one for the county's new ooxious weed comtrol officer. **RAY**AID today he spent the fiCSt ifew weeks on his new job iamilitlfffing himself with all the rules and regulations re- fatting to (the nidnoois Noxious |l^eed Law and noxious weeds... "Then I staffed sohed- uling fiSl<! tops," he said. :| i&k gphedule calls for Ray to dofter'ene township a day at (he beginning of each month. the county, this leaves him with one working week each month to cttteh up on his record keeping and to eMend to weed oonlfol and zoning enforcement matters. According to Ray, he is spending moot of his time now searching for noxious weeds and just keeping an eye out for possible zoning regulation violations. "I've only come across a couple of set-back violations where zoning is concerned," Ray said, "but I've found almost every kind of noxious weed there is." Ray said he began his search for noxious weeds in the south- em part of the county and that some of the townships seemed relatively iree of them. "But the farther north I worked, the more I found," he said. "OF COURSE," said Ray, "that may have been because the weeds were just beginning to show up good when I started looking in the south part of the county." Whatever the reason, some of the most heavily infested areas now appear to be in the Gerlaw area and the northwest corner of the county. In that area, it's a simple Since &ere are 15 townships in' matter to find roadbanks cov- Bijfety Council Is Accused t){"Understating Accidents the last half of 1971, shows the number is "closer to 10 million than to 2.3 million. "Each year the safety coun-j cil's accidents and occupational! injuries figures have remained about the same," he said, while the Bureau of Labor Statistics annual reports on disabling work injuries per million man-hours have shown a steady increase." Bluestone said between 1958 and 1970 there was a 33 per cent hike in disabling work in juries, according to BLS annual reports. "These new BLS figures on accidents and occupational injuries indicate the situation is steadily worsening," he said. The UAW vice president, who will lead the union's bargaining team at General Motors in this year's contract negotiations, said the issue of health and safety in the plants will receive marked emphasis at the 1973 bargaining tables.. He said the government's failure to meet important needs of workers and their families through legislation has compelled unions to use collective bargaining to attack problems such as 'unemployment, unmet health and medical needs and the need for private pensions. ered with great patches of healthy-1 o o k i n g marijuana plants from 340 inches high, waist-high musk" or nodding thistles about ready to burst into bloom, and some Canada thistle. Compounding the problem is the fact that almost all of the farmers are behind in their field work because of the wet, late spring. "I know how terribly busy most of the men are," said Ray, "and that it is going to be especially hard for them to find time this spring to get rid of the noxious weeds on their places." TIME IS ALSO an element, however, when it comes to eradicating the noxious weeds as the state now says must be done. Noxious weeds designated as "annuals"—these include marijuana and ragweed — germinate, produce seed and die all in a single season. Since they reproduce only by seed, they are usually easier to control than perennials. "Mowing close to the ground is usually sufficient," said Ray, "if the annuals are mowed before they bloom. He said, if they are mowed too high, branches will probably grow out quickly from * ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (UPI) 4-the privately run National Safety Council has been seriously Understating the nation's actual! number of disabling accidents and occupational injuries, Unijed Auto Workers Vice President Irving Bluestone said today. ' * I The director of UAW's Gener al Motors department told the Rational ;^Conference on Social Welfare' recent data show that fojl£ tunes as many accidents and jobSfiJnnected injuries actually occur as is reported by the #C. v ~'BlueSfBhe said the NSC reported ||» million disabling ac- cMentSr^and occupational injuries 1971. However, he said, ^^-apolation from the first six months of data collected by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, which covered buds low on the stem and produce seed close to the ground. Too, if they are mowed after the flowers open, some seeds will probably mature enough to grow. "That's why we are going to get after same of these weeds before they get much biceer," said Rav. BIENNIAL WEEDS - the musk or nodding thistle is the only noxious weed that falls into this category in Illinois — are weeds that require two years to complete the life cycle from seed to seed, and then die. They propagate and spread by seed, and are usually destroyed in the leaf cluster stage during their first year, if they start to grow in cultivated fields, if they grow in a non-cultivated area such as a pasture, woodlot or fence row, the first year leafy rosette survives the winter and sends up a seed stalk the next spring. Mowing is effective if done after the seed stalk has elongated and before seeds have formed. For nodding thistle this requires mowing during a short period of time because flowering comes quickly after the seed stalk forms —- and many of the thistles discovered by Ray during the past few days have already formed their flower buds. Ray said chemical treatment is most effective for nodding a ill MONMOUTH Correspondent Mrs. Lorraine Stauth For Newt 112 S. 10th St. Phone 734-4721 MONMOUTH Community Memorial Hospital Pot Must Go Marijuana is one of several noxious weeds that the State of Illinois now demands that property owners eradicate from their property. The plant and patch of marijuana pictured was found in the northwest corner of Warren County on a roadside embankment. thistles in the seedling stage or , . , „- .. , . ,. • . ± „ in the first-vpar leaf cluster nr cmiracails. The particular chem-|to contact owners personally "I feel sure that they will want to cooperate in getting rid of the noxious weeds," he said, "and, besides, I want to get ac- Jobnsongrass family - live for 2* mfe S ed ra *^i? nd 2* ^ several years and produce seeds *°?> '«* weed each year. "That's why ore- 13 m cm? land w 8 fence Tm _ venting seed production is just Ray said te to mak e. a Admissions Friday: James Gregory, Mrs. Aletha Mahoney, Miss Maureen Glancy, Monmouth. Dismissals Friday: Dan Clark, Mrs. Charles Montroy, Monmouth; Henry Mason, Peoria. Admissions Saturday: Mrs. Margaret Callow, Gladstone; F. Wayne Stewart, Raritan; Master Michael D. Hume, Mrs. Raymond Hays, Monmouth. Dismissals Saturday: George McKelvie, Mrs. S. F. Ahmad, Russell Toops, Chester Erlandson, Fincie Atwell, Daniel Johnson, Mrs. Helen Aldridge, James Nichols, Samuel Thurman, Thomas Gil- lUand, Mrs. Dell Logsdon, Monmouth; Mrs. George Johnson, KirkWood; Harley Buntenbach, Little York; Mrs. For Missed copies Before 6" P. M. Phone 734-4121 Garfield Safety Patrol Members Receive Awards MONMOUTH - A total of 50 members of the safety patrol at Garfield School received either second-year service pins or first-year recognition pins during an assembly last Thursday. The members from the sixth grade classes of Mrs. Nanthea Keller and /Miss Nancy Lee received the second-year pins while the members from Mrs. Lucile Hanna's fifth grade class received one-year pins. Captain of the sixth grade members was Miss Meg Hardin and captain of the fifth grade members was Jim Halcomb. The Garfield patrol has been operative for 33 years without an injury or death. The school's Parent Teachers Association honored the patrol members with a noon picnic. Capt. Kenneth Wallace of the Monmouth Police Department gave an individual award for outstanding service to Meg Hardin. Four Orphans Fulfill Dad's Last Request F .ro™Sdrln P Ll j*55p£5 Smb .'s * to -*» in the first-year leaf cluster or • , A ^ . . „. u i rosette stage ical to be used and the method PERENNIAL WEEDS-these of f^^J 0 ^ °2 XV include the noxious Canada Jmd of no* thistle, sow thistle and the ^ . 5326 and J****? _? exas Town ws Around Traffic Light -'ERA, Tex. (UPI) - Forty- five families living in houses scattered around the traffic light where State Highway 51 and Farm Road 922 cross decided 11 years ago to build a community out of what had blfeen a wide spot in the road 70 miles north of Dallas. |Last week, with urbanization rampant and rural America neportedly moribund, their community was named Texas' tqp tiny town, the winner of the %3 Texas Community Improvement Program. That's for towns under 1,000 in size. HjEra, Tex., pop. 200, now has a' ; new school, a community eenter, a modern post office, t$ree churches, two garages, a grocery^'a television repair sjfeop, two water wells, a volunteer r fire department and t-yo fire trucks. • r "Next ye'ar they hope to build f fire hoyse. •'"We mostly worked together," says Emogene House, cjo m m u n i t y president. "We began in'l962. We bought an old tfacherage and remodeled it for a comimunity center. We've hfeught'two fire trucks in 11 years and we've been saving money^to try to get a fire fjationt "We do an awful lot of work |jj[th our children and we do volunteer work with the school qjinic. we have a real good sjhooj, a pretty school and we hav£ two gymnasiums so all tjj§e; children can participate in sports-afryear 'round." |Mrs. House said the community is growing —"We «uldlfl& have picked ' better ^mjMes*» —-and she admits urbant^Jwiite flight to the ojkntry might have something td do with the busing of school jdents in Dallas and Fort i» tnr an n„oi a » Z'S'ZniZ* test so that he will be quali- in a rundown Tenderloin o^cersaid ' ** V**™^ a P pto SL, district apartment had enough 'The perennial noxious weeds J wteoa ^ Sa £Z?who^fs he be buried beside his wife ^J- - fc^ « £ ^-*JB "Money has been pouring W**'"** X 'f^A in," said Marie Baker, 14, Tn ^lw^^^ oklest of the four children. She i^ecWSisilS^^S «* *» *» ™*<* n * enter ' didn't know the amount be- J™^ %S%^ ed as a Men against the prop- cause a "lawyer's taking care J*" ™* £&0A a ne w ^ W«y °™* of 11 olant" said Rav P 3 ^ bliL The destitute childrens' plight p 'JJL 'wW S to the cround IN ADDITION, the property became known when Bob will noTkSlSen^nSous ^ fe a • J*5» ° Baker, 41, a janitor, died of ^ —* * ,AA *~ „ noit more than $100 for the first a j «,uw.i, mcu oi weeds according to Ray. They XnaTand not more than $200 cirrhosis of the liver last weekly send off new sivxte ^^^^u^Jfense and his body lay unclaimed at fJiWi stored in the roots. ^^Zu^^v^haT ^cial Harkness: flospital. ' "Several discings or mowings JJ^Xt could just be rtail- Now, Mane says, she and the ^ necessary each year for Sto ^TODO ^ners who have children will accompany his several years to kill out an es- ^J£L£ f ^JL on their prop- body to Ohio Friday night tablished patch of V^^ 1 ^^ ^a^Mmds iotry where Baker will be buried weeds, and chemical treatments- *" beside his wife. She died of can oififcen be used alone or corn- cancer last year. bined with cultivation to achieve "He wanted to die," Marie control quicker than by cul- said of her father turning to tural practices alone." alcohol after his wife 's death. RAY EMPHASIZED that aM That's why he kept drinking noxious weeds can be cortbrol- so much." led by different weed control Admissions Sunday: Mrs Herbert Likes, Baby David Martinez, Monmouth; Miss Kathy Stubbs, Oquawka; Mrs. Ray Bloomfield, Viola. Dismissals Sunday: Mrs. Lyle Loving, Bruce Burgland, Mrs. Vernon Brammer and baby, Wendell Whiteman, quainited wiftti ithem and help them in any way I can." "Most farmers have conscientiously been fighting these IM « tou »J r « eds f ? ur y e j"" s '" J fl y Monmout'h, : Miss Robin said, "because they know how 0>Bri Alexis . Johft destructive they are to their smithshire property ^and their neighbors Births Sunday: A daughter property. to Mr Mrs. Richard Ud- Ray says he envisions his job din. not so much as enforcement of noxious weed control but, rath-, Empty Scfllflfl cr, as being able to assist local farmers who may not have noticed that some of the weeds have sprung up on their property. "So, if I can help them find them and maybe help them find a way to get rid of them, we should be able to whip this problem in a few years," he said. "I hope anyone who suspects hey may have any of the noxious weeds on their property will give me a call, if they need help with either identification or means of eradication," Ray said. land, Mrs. Dell Logsdon, Mon mouth; Mrs. George Johnson, Cl^t ^nwn Toata Kirkwood; Harley Bunten- IriaUCUmu M. 95815 bach, Little York; Mrs. A* I jftlv Vnrk George Hawk, Roseville. Al ^** w « * urn ^ Set During June LITTLE YORK-Dan Sims, president of the Little York Lions Club, announced today that a screening to uncover unsuspected cases of glaucoma will take place in Little York June 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. A mobile unit profesisonaly staffed and operated by the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness will be stationed at the First State Bank of Little York. The project -is sponsored locally by the Little York Lions Club. This marks the first time that a mobile glaucoma screening unit has been bought screening unit has been brought to this community. 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