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2 Gelesburg Register-Moil, Galesburg,., HI. Thursday, June 7, 1973 IK -i-r Human Relations Group Is Now Beset With Possible Loss of Executive Head Weather and River Stages « 1151 •1 It nrti' vrtn .•j.-J -C'l JIA - rrr •-in M i m mm 3 By ANDREA FEflRETTI (Stetff Writer) The Gaies/burg Human Re- lationB Commission (HRC) has lost its chairman and may lose its executive director in August. Mrs. Caroline Goltermann Wednesday in a 3-page statement resigned as chairman of (She commission. She gave as reasons (he "intolerant nature" of those "in the forefront of civil rights work" •and {/he "ineffectiveness" of the commission itself. Last night, following a regular section, Mrs. Louise Wilder, executive director of the HRC, revealed she may be stepping down as director tn August in order to attend Knox College. SHE SAID she would like to continue to serve the commission on a part-time basis but could not slay on as director. "Everything is going professional these days," she Caroline Goltermann said. "I want to get an academic background." Mrs. Wilder added (halt she understands Mrs. Goltermann's ap- Louise Wilder parent (frustration as HRC chairman. "You get a lot of pot shois taken at you in a job like this." The manner in which Mrs. Goltermann resigned brought praise from HRC members. But Larry Hendricks, president of (he Galesburg branch of the NAACP, labeled Mrs. Gottermann a "middle-class rabble-rouser." In her letter of resignation iMrs. Goltermann had charged Hendricks with irresponsible leadership. "Although I have admired his courage in standing up to those in authority on behalf of minority people, his methods of dealing with both blacks and whites, many of whom agree with his goals, have included threats, intimidation, name calling and spreading of false rumors," Mrs. Goltermann charged. MRS. GOLTERMANN. charged that Larry Hendricks has interferred with the operation of the Equal Opportunity Office, where his wife, Iona Hendricks, is director. Mrs. Hendricks denies that he has interfered. Mrs. Goltermann last night also said Hendricks had been "bad*mouthiftg the work of the Human Relations Commission all over town." "He called me a racist today. I deeply resent this. If you are white and you disagree with Larry you are a racist. If you are black and you disagree with him you are an Uncle Tom." Jim Harris, a black commission member, told Mrs. Goltermann she had done a "tremendous job" as head of .the commission. "I have to congratulate you on the beautiful way you stepped out. I •think Larry has done you an injustice In labeling you. I'd say Larry, If he continues to talk and conduct his campaigns can easily take us back to 1910." Mayor Robert Cabeen today said he was sorry to see Mrs. County Board To View Personnel Study Bid The Knox County Board Monday will be asked to pass a resolution calling for a personnel study of at least two offices in the courthouse. Roger Selboldt, 4-4th, Salary Committee chairman, told coril- mitteo members Wednesday night the study would help establish a standard for such things as wages, guidelines and future policies. He said the proposed study has been discussed for the past year. The idea had run into opposi­ tion from some county officials, Seiboldt said. He explained that the Department of Local Government Affairs researched the question of county board authority in such matters with the result that the county can establish a standard policy only in two offices — the supervisor of assessments and the zoning administration offices. SEIBOLDT said the study of the two offices could be done at no cost to the county through a DLGA "talent bank." He said the department had agreed to study the two offices and suggested that other offices might ' be willing to go along on a voluntary basis. The committee will send a letter to judges and county officials to explain the program . and ask participation on a vol- . untary basis. A meeting may be set with the DLGA representative to give officials an opportunity to ask questions, Seiboldt said. James Asplund, R-4th, committee member, suggested that county officials be told that thi purpose of the study is to provide equitable working conditions for all courthouse em­ ployes. "And with an outsider doing the study, there would be no prejudice," he said, "We still have the authority to appropriate, money, but we shouldn't hold that over their heads," Seiboldt said. The DLGA said that a county board resolution to do the study was a prerequisite to sending its personnel to the county. Department of Public Aid Won't PayCareHome^ T »» lOxxi^ j- AT • TJ Kepairs Will Raised Rate at County Nursing Home Take Time By NORMA CUNNINGHAM (Staff Writer) The Illinois Department of Public Aid has notified the Knox County Nursing Home it will not pay the increased rate for its patients at the home — at least for the month of June. John Bivens, nursing home administrator, told members of the Knox County Board's Nursing Home Committee Wednesday night that IPA applied a point system to the cost of public aid patient care and had refused to pay more than $404 for the month. The committee voted May 31 to increase the rate for patients at the home from $404 to $413. The $9 increase had been authorized earlier that day by the Illinois Department of Revenue. Bivens told the committee that a new payment policy and revision of the pay schedule may be adopted by the IPA July 1, which is the start of the new fiscal year for state agencies. "I BELIEVE the county should insist that the top man of the IPA come here and tell us what we can expect July 1. If there is no increase, we should stop accepting public aid patients," said William Taggart, R-lst, committee member. Asked if he felt that the county should refuse to accept the elderly patient who cannot afford care, Taggart replied: "No. We should revert to general assistance. We did it before without IPA." The home presently has 98 public aid patients, and the ratio of public aid patients usually runs 50-60 per cent in the 204-bed facility. The committee had asked IPA last fall for an increase from a $385 monthly rate to $430, "which it says is the break-even point for the home. The IPA at that time refused to go above the $404 figure. The new $413 rate went into effect June 1, and many private patients have remitted the fee for June. The committee agreed last night not to remit the $9 difference to private patients, even though it will not be paid for public aid patients. Bivens said that IPA is behind in payments on some patients — some delinquencies dating back to September 1972. He said that payments due from the IPA total some $2,800. HE SAID another long 'Overdue account totals $1,500. Ralph Anderson, R-4th, committee chairman, said he would call the conservator of the estate responsible for the payment. The nursing home has recently been inspected for compliance with Title VI Civil Rights Act. The administrator said that the board chairman has received a letter stating that the inspection showed the home to be in compliance. Galesburg Is Bumped Off Ozark Route Ozark Airlines today released a list of cities which will receive temporary air service while strike negotiations continue — Galesburg is not on the list. The nine cities to be served will be Springfield, Peoria, Decatur, Champaign - Urbana and Chicago in Illinois and Springfield, JopJin and St. Louis in Missouri, Charles Ehlent, Ozark spokesman, said. , MemberjL,Qf the Air Line Pilots Assn, have not indicated, however, if they will honor the strike or provide air service. They must decide by June 14. Senior pilots have been asked to submit bids for flight times by this date. "We have been used as pawns by both aides in this issue," according to Capt. James A. Eckols, chairman of the master executive council of the pilots association. He added that pilotsMlid-not Jy 98-per cent of the state's to PRAIRIE CITY - Apparently it will be some time before patients oan return to the Prairie City Nursing Center, which was damaged extensively during a storm last Saturday. Ralph McFadden, village board president, said today that repairs to the roof are scheduled to he completed this week. However, water damage to the interior of the center was extensive, he said. McFaddan said it would be at least three weeks before patients could return. Patients were moved to other nursing homes at Bushnell, Canton and Galesburg while others were transferred to their homes. McFadden said most of the fallen trees have been removed from around private residences. Howover, there is still much cleanup work to be done before debris can be hauled away at a later date, he said. Delegation Asks More Air Service Outside Chicago WASHINGTON (UPI)-A delegation from Rockford and Peoria, 111., including two congressmen, met with officials of the Civil Aeronautic Board today seeking additional air service in the state outside Chicago. Rep. John Anderson, R-Ill., told the CAB studies indicated there was intense dissatisfaction in smaller communities of the state over a gap in air service, He said he hoped the meeting would be the starting point for continued meetings between the board and the civilian groups. Rockford and Peoria, two of the larger cities in the region, have practically nothing in the way of air service, the CAB was told. The state's major airport- Chicago's O'l{are—handles near- Goltermann resign from the commission. "She does raise some interesting questions," he added. ASKED IF he thought both agencies had been operating effectively, he said no. He added that both offices should be re-examined and both should be independent of the city manager. "We need to define their functions more clearly." Asked if he thought a new director would be hired if Mrs. Wilder stepped down he said he was not sure. "I think we should look at the whole picture." A month ago the City Council decided to hire a coordinator for both the HRC and the EOO, Mrs. Wilder said this idea appealed to her because she thought it would ease competition between the two agencies. She said a coordinator would be able to "tell the true story." Homes, Industry Without Poiver For 7 Minutes A short circuit in a power cable left more than 2,900* Galesburg customers without service for about seven minutes this morning, according to an Illinois Power Co. spokesman. The outage, he said, lasted from 9:03-9:10 and affected facilities of the Burlington Northern Railroad and some of the major industrial plants, including Midwest Manufacturing Co., Butler Manufacturing Co., and ADM. The trouble also disrupted service for individual customers in an area from Henderson Street west to the city limits and beyond and from Losey Street south to Lake Bracken. The spokesman said the cause of the power failure was being investigated. ILLINOIS: Tonight pnrtly cloudy with chance of showers nnrl thunderstorms north, fair south; wann­ er. Friday partly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms afternoon mainly north and central. Low tonight mid 50s to mid 80s. High Friday 80s. WESTERN ILLINOIS: Generally clear tonight. Friday clear to partly cloudy. Low tonight 60s. High Friday around 1)0. IOWA: ParUy cloudy tonight and Friday with chance of showers northwest late tonight and eait and south Friday. Low tonight BO-60, High Friday upper 70s northwest, near 00 southeast. LOCAt WEATHER Noon temperature. 74: morning's low, 60. Sky cloudy. (Wednesday's maximum, 7f); minimum, Sun rose today at fi::il n.m„ sets at 8:27 p,m, EXTENDED FORECAST ILLINOIS: Partly cloudy Saturday through Monday. Temperatures will Average a little above normal. Hfglm mostly AOs, Lowi mostly 60s. RIVER BTAOEB Davanporl—14,4 no oh ante Burllngton—IB.O rise 0.2 Qulncy—17,8 rise 0..1 Grafton—20.8 fall 0.2 Alton—28.0 no change St. Louis—28,0 rise 0.2 Cape Girardeau—35.2 fall 0.4 LaSalle~20.5 rise 0.0 Peoria—I7.I no change Havana—10,2 no change Heardstown—17.7 rise 0.7 St. Charles—23,7 rise 0.8 School Board Will Discuss Reading Project Application A recommendation to submit an application for federal Title I funds to support n remedial reading program will be considered Monday night by School District 205's Board of Education. Vincent Laird, director of curriculum nnd Instruction, said he is seeking about $70,400 for the program but added there is some question whether the government will fund the project this year. If the program is approved classes will bo held at Weston, Allen Park, Mary Allen West, Cooko and Steele schools. In other business the board will consider purchase of updated editions of mathematics and sclonce textbooks and continuation of a program for gifted children. Jeep Carrier Driver Critical After Heart Attack on Street Jack Brooks, 47, a truck driver from Ohio, remained in critical condition today at St. Mary's Hospital after suffering a heart attack yesterday at '3 p. m. while unloading a truck full of Jeeps in front of Puckett American Motors, 143 E. Ferris St. A Puckett spokesman said the driver, an employe of Dallas & Mavis Co., Toledo, Ohio, collapsed on the street but remained conscious. He was taken into the Puckett office where he stayed until an ambulance arrived. A representative of the trucking firm said the company may send someone to retrieve the truck, which remains parked on Forris Street, depending on the condition of Brooks. Ex-Head Charges Liquor Inquiries Lead to Firing know what steps had been taken to insure the safety of the planes and that the number of flights had not been announced. Ehlert today said planes would operate under Uve SflJ»e Heads turn and people laugh when Joe Uaroiulo goes by in his "Happy Hooker" low truck in Detroit, Mich., but for awhile the owntr of the truck was blushing after a brush with the law. Garofalo said the painl- The Happy Hooker ing on his truck used to be "nearly topless" uiitii a patrolman thought it a bit risque. Garofalo doctored it up with a judicious bit of paint. UN1FAX tal air passengers and 98 per cent of freight and mail. Robert D. Timm, CAB chairman, this morning agreed to assign staff members to investigate the request for additional _ service. The CAB representa- restricuWrairfrutes as any ilv « ™W eventually visit down- other time and that the Fed- ^ lUinoii* cities u> inspect their airport facilities and needs. Ronald Burling, Peoria airport manager, said Illinois was far behind in the number of air era| Aviation AdminiatraUon would observe as usual, A total of 11 flights will be fbwn between the nine listed cities. This is six round trips, said Ehlert. But some cities will have one flight, others two or three. Set* i)eltJgalioii'" (Continued on Page 11) Blood Center Collects 132 Donor Pints Donors gave 132 pints of blood during a regular operation Wednesday at the Galesburg Regional Red Cross Blood Center, 1640 N. Henderson St. New members of gallon clubs include: One-gallon, Clyde E, Smith, 447 E. North St.; William Kistler, 946 S. Seminary St., -and Gerald E. Taylor, 682 Maple Ave, Two-gallon, D. D, Shinn, 240 W, Main St, Three - gallon, George C. Brown, 286 Fulton St., and Thomas E, Muehe, 1365 Clay St, Four.gallon, Kenneth King, Oneida; George Black, Lake- Bracken, and Margaret Sullivan, 738 Mulberry St. Five.gallon, Mildred Gillenwater, Abingdon. Six-gallon, Audrey Dahleen, 746 Franklin Ave., and Joseph Dryden, 1015 N. Cedar St, Seven-gallon, Van C. Bell, 1560 Clay St. 14-gallon, Bobby L. K. Johnson, 1030 N. Broad St. Physician's on duty were Dr, Robart W. Reed, Dr, Ralph Reeds Jr. and Dr, Gordon Hamm. They were assisted by teenagers, and licensed registered and* licensed practical nurses. Thirty ' eight donors were provided by industry inelud* ing nine from Midwest Manufacturing Co,, 12 from Butler Manufacturing Co,, H from Gale Products; two from Gates Rubber Co. and one from Illinois Power Co, The rural area provided 32 donors; Carl Sandburg, eight; Knox College, Sears Credit Club, and the GaJesburg Jay. cees Credit Chjb, one each. NIRB To Hold Bartender Vote The National Labor Rela^ tions Board will conduct an election June 2fi from 3-5 p.m. at the Galesburg Post Office to determine whether certain employes of the Knox County Licensed Beverage Assn. wish to be represented for purposes ol collective bargaining by the Hotel & Restaurant Employes and Bartenders International Union Local 327, ur the Bartenders Independent Union. By ROBERT KIECKHEFER SPRINGFIELD (UPI) Lawrence E. Johnson charged today he was fired as head of the state Liquor Control Commission because of his "vigorous pursuit" of an investigation of Gov. Daniel Walker's campaign financing. He also said two telephone calls from the governor indicated the firing was decided on by someone other than the governor. That contradicted Walker's contention late Wednesday night that Johnson was fired "with my full knowledge and consent." Johnson was ousted as head of the commission Monday afternoon, only three days after, he disclosed he was about to begin hearings into alleged vto lations of liquor laws by An' thony Angelos, a heavy contrib utor to Walker's gubernatorial campaign. Johnson said he has concluded that "my nomination was withdrawn because of the vigorous pursuit of the Angelog'in­ vestigation," Calls From Governor Describing at a news confer ence the events which led to his ouster, Johnson said he had two telephone calls Monday from Walker, who was attending the National Governors' Conference in Nevada. In an earlier call, he said, a Walker aids called him and asked him to step down from the commission and take another state job, Ho refusd that offer, and a similar one made that night, he said. After the first call, Walker called personally, Johnson said, and told him his nomination to the liquor post would not be withdrawn. Then, 20 minutes later, Walkor called again and said his name was being withdrawn in Springfield,'" Johnson said, Johnson said he also feels his refusal to approve for payment a $3,000 bill" submitted to the commission by an attorney may jhave been a cause for his dismissal, ,The attorney, Steve Schwab, was appointed to the commission at the request of the deputy governor, Victor DeGrazia, Johnson said, and DeGrazia asked that the bill be paid despite commission objections that it was not properly itemized, Didn't See Walker Johnson said he was unable to meet with Walker this morning, despite repeated requests that he be aiowed to do so. Walker returned from Nevada late Wednesday night but refused to comment on the reasons for Johnson's firing. The governor said, however, when asked whether he was directly responsible for the ouster, "No action is taken in this government in my name without my full knowledge and consent." Bcilh Walker and Johnson will have a chance next week to air their differing versions of the firing when a special House subcommittee, created Wednesday by House Speaker W. Robert Blair, begins an investigation. Wednesday Blair named Rep. Philip Collins, R-Calumet City, to head a special subcommittee "to conduct an immediate inquiry imto this whole sordid moss," Blair, speaking from a hospital where he is being treated for a pinched nerve, said the Soo 'Liquor'- (Continued on Page II STEIN'S • M For • ™ Official ™ • CARL SANDBURG • JEWELRY * PENDANTS CHARMS• TIE TACKS & RINGS •Mj 319 K, iv; Iflii Leo Stein & Sons, Inc. A JiWIUY DIPT. W MAIN ST. — Downtown Galeiburg

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