Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 5, 1973 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, June 5, 1973
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Galesbur< -Mail, Galesbu 111 Tuesday;June 5, 1973 0 0Yi On A setting sun tinged the last storm cloud red and the whine of a far-away jet blended with the strains of "God Bless America" as Maj. Thomas Gordon Storey stepped to .the podium to accept the plaudits and thanks of his hometown at a Tuesday night reception at the high school athletic field. remembered another parade which he viewed on television while he was stationed in England, "That was a parade of 30 young Americans which the Vietnamese paraded down the streets of Hanoi. They were beaten, kicked and spat upon. Their captors tried to force thorn to bow their heads but Storey returned to the com- they would not." munity The major said he later met to the high school graduating these men when he joined this them in prison camp. "I class. He returned to country March 4 after being held prisoner of war in North Vietnam for more than six years. "If you think prayers aren't answered, I am here as a testimony that your doubts are unfounded," Storey told several hundred persons who braved a soggy evening to attend the reception. STOREY, who said he was touched by the parade staged in his honor, told the crowd he learned that good old American humor came through during that parade when one man turned and said, "Hey, man, like don't you love a parade?'* Storey said each of the men in the parade has now returned home, and he asserted it was such American values that carried the men through the prison camps. STOREY pointed out flags which were arrayed around the football field and said each of them stood for a man who did not come home. He challenged the crowd to remember the men who are listed as missing in action, also. "You will find that most military men consider the town in which they graduated from high school their hometown. I have been gone from Galesburg for quite awhile, but it is still my hometown. During my years in captivity, I relived the good times, the things I learned and my friends here/* Storey said. . "I am proud to come home. We came home with honor," he stated. Dr. Joseph C. Hoffman, minister emeritus of First United Methodist Church, lighted the Christ candle which burned on the church altar during the years of Storey's captivity, and he offered the prayer of thanksgiving for his safe return at last night's reception. HE GAVE thanks for men like Storey who "in stern conflict and danger find triumph while all mankind stands in the valley of decision." The pastor said Storey "represents the best in the community and has inspired us all to a nobler brand of citizenship." Mayor Robert P. Cabeen welcomed the major on behalf of the community, calling him "Galesburg's No. 1 war hero." Cabeen expressed the hope that peace will mean the end of honoring war heroes. He told the crowd that Storey "has achieved things at a higher level than the rest of us can hope to achieve." John Aitchison, retired teacher at Galesburg High School, said ithat as a photographer in high school, Storey would not be satisfied until he had the best picture and was not satisfied in science class until he understood the reasons. Roger Coleman was master of ceremonies for last night's ceremony. He said Knox County residents were honored by having two superpa- triots — Storey and Adm. James Bond Stockdale, .who was honored by Abingdon several weeks ago. A group of Galesburg High School students sang under the dir«c* tion of Roland Hegg. CROWDS numbering 4-5,000 .persons lined downtown Main Street to view a parade hon* oring Storey at 7 p.m. The major and his wife received continuous applause as they stepped from their lead car in the parade to mount a reviewing stand. *Ehey were joined there by their children, Kurt and Pam, and his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Storey. The elder Storey was /area manager of Illinois Power Co. here tfor several years iprior to his retirement. George R. Miller was general chairman of a commit­ tee .which planned the welcoming festivities. Storey, who said he is packing the experiences of a lifetime into 25 minutes, wilt Speak to graduating seniors at Galesburg High School during 8 p.m. ceremonies today. He and his family arrived in the community last) Saturday. They were guests of honor at a Saturday night reception at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Coleman, 245 Seminole Dr. He spoke at Sunday worship services at First United Methodist Church and to a Monday luncheon meeting of the Knox County Ministerial Society. Storey told a Monday news conference he will stay in the Air Force and be assigned to the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs. He was a graduate of GHS with the Class of 1949. He is married to the fomier Sally Bartlett, a 1953 graduate of GHS. I Mai. Storey Welcomed Home by Galesburg Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Storey, from left, Pam, Maj. Thomas Gordon Storey, Kurt, and Mrs. Storey pause for d moment before the community's welcome for the returned prisoner of war. In the photo at right, Dr. Joseph Hoffman, from left, Storey and John Aitchison, one of Storey's instructors ,at Galesburg High School, are shown on the platform during official welcoming ceremonies at the GHS athletic field. A parade preceded the reception planned as a welcome for Storey, who spent six years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. He will speak to the GHS graduating class today at 8 p. m. (Register-Mail photos by Dale Humphrey.) Oquawka River Levee Dispute Goes Unsettled cwup 'job Clark Campbell, who owns a cottage along the river OQUAWKA — A dispute between Oquawka trustees and a property owner over a sec- front, attended last night's tion of levee on Front Street board meeting and asked the vee along the outside of the and build treet, street which a 1 -way would north of Schyler Street is apparently headed back to the courtroom after attempts at a compromise Monday night failed. trustees to construct a permanent levee in front of his pro ; perty with a road along the top. The board refused, offering instead to construct a le- give Campbell access to his property. "I've had four years of this "We went as low with it as we could go, then another foot," Trustee Ronald "Red" Campbell struct a 1-way street for Campbell. NEITHER side would compromise further and last the street in front of his pro- ^ , Campbell's attorney, Bufford Hottle," Monmouth Exp The wreckage of a truck which was carrying a $100,000 racing car sits amidst scattered wheels and automotive parts along 1-74 about seven miles east of Knoxville today. State police said the truck, owned by Dick Landy Industries, Northridge, Calif., and driven by Michael Curry, Canoga, went off backing around " and being Perty raised to 23.5. The board DUAIU1 " U " wtMC ' c ampfd Z Pvhad t " wanfs to maintain a perma- told board members they were CB^% Sid. ' nent levee at 25 feet and con- being unreasonable by not agreeing to Campbell's proposal "Gentlemen, all you're doing is making a lot of attorneys' fees. We're talking about a matter of inches here," he told them. "Compromise?" Trustee Steve Dunn replied, "we have compromised. We have been the on),y ones to compromise/ 1 he added. Hottle cited a court injunction against the village which Campbell obtained last year forcing the village to remove a similar levee. Hottle claimed the injunction is still in effect and threatened a mandamus suit. The injunction was signed by Circuit Judge Gale Mathers who earlier said the injunction applied only to the earlier levee and did not affect the levee constructed this spring, "Clark, how about if we just buy enough property behind you and build the levee Se^'Oijiiawka 1 (Continued on Page 13) Racer Damaged the pavement, struck a culvert and overturned, coming to rest on its wheels. Curry was not hurt and no tickets were issued. The truck was heavily damaged and the racing vehicle inside sustained moderate damage, authorities said. (Register-Mail photo by Dale Humphrey,) Walker Fires Second Liquor Commissioner By ROBERT KIECKHEFER icessful challenge to Edward hand had concluded that had initiated an investiga -j SPRINGFIELD (UPI) — For Madigan in the 21st District:certainly more than enoughied charges included alleged tion to determine whether Ange-| the second time in four months J congressional election. Johnson, evidence to justify a hearing" links between Angelos and or-,los had contributed to Walker's: Gov. Daniel Walker has fired was eliminated from considera-into charges Angelos con-ganized crime, alleged links campaign while holding a liquor 1 a liauoir control commissioner;tion as a member and chair-jtributed $50,000 to Walker's]between his business interests 1 license. man of tha Liquor Control Com-!gubernatorial campaign whilejand illegal immigrants into the Walker Removed Adams mission Monday in a brief,|holding a liquor license—which 1 United States and charges he! A .short time later, Walker re_ _ ^ formal order from Walker to j would be a violation of Illinois 'had provided funds for Walker's jmwed Adams from the Liquor pojntees. * -the state Senate. The o r d e rjliquor laws. campaign while holding inter-;Control Commission, although But in a statement from jilted no reason for the with-; "Citations and subpoenas i^ts in firms that heki state! his term was slated to run Statdine, Nev., where he is|drawal of his nomination. 'have been issued," Johnson said, j liquor licenses. : until 1978. attending a national governors'; Johnson's $8,00O-a - year part-j only days before his ouster. I It Is the liquor license charges { Adams reacted angrily, conference, Walker said the fir-time post had been pending u We have completed the investi-:that have proved the most; chargif * Walker ^ appointed Shortly alter Angelos with- unfortunately occurs at a time tions of illegal actions by one Gets Started PRAIRIE CITY - Cleanup of debris left in the wake o£ a storm which struck Prairie City last weekend is now under way. Plans for the task were made at a special meeting of •the village's Board of Trustees Monday night at the fire station. RALPH McFADDEN, board president, said volunteers are •baing sought for the work. Also needed are chain saws to cut up fallen trees, he said. Gas and oil for the saws may be obtained at Gingerich Gas Station. The village, McFadr den said, wttl pay for the fuel. Volunteers should report to David Phelps near Prairie City Park. Trustees directed their attorney, Gordon Hunt, to draw up an ordinance which would 'provide for the handling of traffic during emergencies. McFadden noted (hat a number of persons viewing last weekend's damage hampered clean-up operations. The village had its first casualty as an indirect result of the storm, McFadden said. Artie Myers, Prairie City, fell from a tree during clean-up work and reportedly broke a hip, WIND OF tornado-like force struck the community late Saturday afternoon. The high winds peeled the roof off the Prairie City Nursing Center, destroyed two mobile homes and caused extensive damage to several residences. No injuries were reported. McFadden said that after the storm, the; nursing center's mailbox was found three blocks away. Weather IIMNOTSt fflltf norltiweflt, MfN ly cloudy with shower* ciJiN RmiUicAat tonight; cooler. Wcdnw- dny partly sunny nnd \«« hU^K' Low tonight 55-05, High Wednesday mostly 70s. TOWA: Clearing nnd cooler tonight. Mostly sunny Wednesday. Low tonight 40s north, 50s southeast. High Wednesday 70s. WESTERN tlilNOIS: Generally lair and turning, cooler tonight. Considerable sunshine, warm gut less humid Wednesday. Low tonight mid 60s. High Wednesday mid to upper 70s, Noon temperature. 60; mormna; low, 62. Sky cloudy. (Mondays maximum, 74: minimum. 63.) sun rose today at 5*2 a.m., sets at 8:26 Near Parkwest River Stages run, rVeemitAtlon .35 of nn Jfteh ot rain. EXTENDED FOItECAST TTXTNOIS: Partly cloudy Thursday through Saturday with chance of' showers Saturday. Low 60s, high 70 north and 60s south. MVfilt itAGE* Dubuque—16.1 ^ Burlington—15,2 Keokuk—14.5 rise 0.5 uincy—17.3 rise 0.1 wrafton—21.3 rise 0.5 Alton—23.1 rise p.fl St. Louis—29.1 rlBjOS Cape Girardeau—35.0 no change Lasalle—10.0 rise 0.1 Peoria—17.0 no change Havana—16.1 rise 0.3 Beardstown—16.7 rise 0.4 St. Charles—22.2 rise 0.3 1 v ^est End Zoning Subject City Plan Commission members will hold a special session in City Hall today at 7:30 p.m. to reconsider a controversial amendment to an annexation agreement with Western Estates Development Corp. In the original annexation agreement, which was adopted in June 1970, three lots bounded by Clifton Road and Kings Canyon Boulevard were zoned residential. The developers, represented by attorney Robert Stoerzbach, want the zoning of the lots changed to commercial to allow additional space for a Galesburg car dealership's new location. The business, Fesler Motors, would be located between West Main Street and Clifton Road. Residents from Parkwest Subdivision opposed the re- of Meet zoning at a commission meeting May 22. They said if they had known tho property would be used for commercial purposes, they would not have purchased lots in the area. The residents and a representative of Western Estates are scheduled to meet before the commission meeting tonight in an attempt to iron out differences. Another item to be discussed at the meeting will be a proposed p),at of Aloha Acres located on the west side of Bandy Avenue between North and Losey streets. The developers, Jewel and DeLene Cook, have asked that certain streets within the subdivision be 50 feet wide instead of the 60-foot width required by the city's subdivision ordinance. Builder, His Firm Indicted For Drainage Pit Drowning URBANA, 111. (UPI) - A Champaign County grand jury has returned indictments against a builder and his-company in the death of a 4-year-old boy who drowned m a drainage pit last March. \ Scott Weller, the builder, and his Weller Development Co. were named in indictments charging involuntary manslaughter in the death of Kevin Hollers. . • The indictment, disclosed Monday, said the boy was recklessly exposed to an inadequately protected deep body oE water, and charged that the defendants had failed to protect the hole in which the water had gathered from intrusion by children. Share-a-Ride? New Fuel Lack Problems Emerge to By United Press International A (governor s aid travel ers should shlare their cars to help conserve fuel. A congressmen accused major oil companies of aggravating the fuel shortage get (bigger profits. In Houston, officials said the shortage may force a halt in shipping operations witJhin two weeks. The Senate, meanwhile, approved by voice vote a "sense of the Congress 1 ' resolution urging (states to reduce all speed limits in excess of 50 miles an hour cither by 10 m.p.h., or d'own to a maximum of 55. Those ware the major developments around the nation Monday as new problems emerged as a result of the energy shortage. In Hartford, Conn., Gov. Thomas Meskill callod for special parking lots to be built in the suburbs, to be called "commuter interchange lots." The idea is that commuters would <irive to their local interchange lot, pile into cars ordinarly occupied by only one person, and proceed downtown, the motorists taking turns using their cars. In Washington, Rep. A-apin, D-Wk, accused major oil companies of aggravating the fuel crisis by increasing exports by 50 per cent for propane gas, "in an effort to get higher prices and bigger profits." But an American Petroleum Institute spokesman said the exports were increased at the request of the Nixon administration as a means of improving the balance of piayments deficit. In Texas, Phillips Petroleum Co., which has supplied the Port of Houston with fuel for 20 years, told port authorities that little gasoline is available. Officials tat the nation's third largest port said they may have to suspend all shipping operations in two weeks. The energy crisis was also "being felt by Texas farmers. Agriculture Commissioner Joan C. White said ftarmers in five north Texas counties are finding it difficult to buy fuel needed to harvest wheat crops. Worldwide, the oil supply is in greater jeopardy now than ever 'before, said a group of oil economists meeting in Pari9. The experts, saying fuel flow can be stopped for political as well as technical reasons, urged oil-using countries to stockpile supplies. I-OS DON' FORGET c Blood Cente • r .-.n j - -j NOTICE ALLEN investigation, commission prone ox j\nu\uny name was suwmueu jau. been sot for June 29 in Chicago. Angelas, the appointee under Evidence Justifies Hearing j AngeJos one of Walker's earli- , .. 4 . . . . . Jotoon, in a statement late ! est "appointees, withdrew hi* «™ *™ ^eraUon for the when afi «,te the ^ommmjon The m o S t recent fired em- last week, said he had corn-own nomination shortly before insurance post in February, <*t my mjucst nave launched Will Close Wednesday P.M out of the of ptloyee is Lawrence E. Johnson pJetcd an investigation ot Ange- it came up TOC senate cuminna- uie-n wquor oomroi uanmis- c |fc#> Wirimr of Champaign, a Democrat who los. Walker's controversial ap-;tion, charging he had been mis- si oner Donald (J. Aciamy, a V* l ' 1 " in November staged an unsuc- poinke -to be insurance director,,treated by the press in cover- Q uincy Republican, announced, (Continued on Page 3) Mummey Please Donate THIS WEDS OTHERS!

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