Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 9, 1973 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Saturday, June 9, 1973
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Galesbu encv To f By KENNETH JOHNSON permanent campus in Gales(Staff Writer) Carl Sandburg College Friday cleared another hurdle in its quest for a permanent campus. The Capital Development Board, a state agency which reviews plans for junior colleges and universities and also makes recommendations con- allocation of funds, the college's proof a cerning approved gram for construction burg. Meeting in Springfield, the board recommended late yesterday afternoon that the Bur* eau of the Budget release a $4.8-million state grant to finance construction of the campus. This amount will be coupled with the revenue from a $2.5-million bond issue approved by Sandburg District voters in 1971. SINCE $4.8 MILLION for ready been included in former Gov. Richard Ogilvie's 1972-73 budget, it is expected the Bureau of the Budget will release funds within three to four weeks. Given the green light by the Capital Development Board, Eltis Henson, Sandburg president, said this morning that once funds are released by the state, the college's board of trustees will begin calling for bids. 174,000 - square foot off building of program caps on years drawing up plans, revising plans and convincing state officials of the importance of a permanent campus. The plan previously had been accepted by the Illinois Junior College Board and the Board of Higher Education. Plans for the permanent campus call for construction of five units, which would be connected to form one college the Sandburg campus had al- Approval of Sandburg's building. Cost of constructing the units will be paid 75 per cent by the state and 25 per cent with local funds. THE FIVE UNITS in the campus master plan, prepared by a Michigan architectural firm, would house vocational and technical education departments; science and technology departments; administrative offices, student services and a learning resource center; general classrooms, and a fine arts center and auditorium. Henson said that before state funds are released, architects, must finish revising the master plan. At its May 24 meeting, Carl Sandburg College's Board of Trustees authorized Louis C. Kingscott & Associates to revamp plans for construction of the campus. Changes were ordered earlier in the month by the Capi- See 'Agency'— (Continued on Page 11) Trailer Park Owners Find Temporary phn " ,er , Po$i ^° 11 III Solution to Lake Pollution Problem i Galesburg Starts Search The owners of Lake Storey Trailer Park, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Manyx, have notified the State Department of Public Health they have a temporary solution to septic tank runoff problems at Lake Storey. The state agency last month told the Manyxes they had 90 days to begin sewer system improvements. The Manyx' solution to the problem is to hire someone to empty soil over their original seepage beds to prevent runoff from.flowing toward the lake. ROBERT the WHEATLY of of Public The City of Galesburg this week began advertising for a city planner. The position developed as a result of the City Council's decision to have a professional guide the growth and Improve general Jiving conditions in Galesburg. Aldermen approved the idea when they passed the 1973-74 city budget. PLANNING CONSULTANTS Harland Bartholomew & Associates hired in 1957, are no longer employed by the city except on a part-time basis. The council decided there was little need for the consultants. The planner will serve full-time with a salary range of $12,000 to $13,876 a year. City Manager Thomas Herring has said the city hopes to employ someone who has had experience as well as training in urban planning. "We may not be able to get that with this salary range," he added. The planner will be responsible for updating and maintaining the city's comprehensive plan and the official miap. The comprehensive plan was prepared by Harland Bartholomew and city officials. HE ALSO WILL establish and maintain a liason between the city and other governmental units such as the Department of Transportation on the state and federal levels and other federal, state and community organizations. Experience and training desired for the job are graduation from a standard college or university with a bachelor's degree in urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering or geography. It is preferred this III Ql be supplemented by advanced graduate work or experience \JF(IS OtlOTtCl8[0 in planning. ; ||| _ & r robe bought Council tO Renew B y Authorities WASHINGTON (UPI) - Top law enforcement officials from six states told Congress Friday a federal investigation should begin immediately to determine if major oil companies are faking, the shortage of gasoline and fuel oil in order to drive Department Health said the Manyx' letter had not yet been received. He said his department had offered two solutions — to have cilities by extending more sub-service disposal lines. Wheatly said it was difficult to tell whether the solution the Manyxes offered would suffice. They had originally intended to annex to the sanitary district, but a sewer line to be installed in that area has been held up because of new Environmental protection Agency standards for treatment plants. Kenneth Schrader, the engineer who studied the Manyx property about a year ago, said the idea of placing soil over seepage beds was only a part of the solution he offered the owners- then. At the time he said the property also needed the additional sub-surface disposal lines. LYLE RAY of the State Di- in the runoff if the soil is a substance, that clay however. He added, other more permeable material could just cause more surface runoff. ndered the trailer court join the vision of Water Pollution Con- Galesburg Sanitary District or to refurbish existing sewer fa- trol said Thursday the soil on the seepage beds could seal in Ray's agency had bringing suit against the trailer court owners for the hazard the septic tanks may be causing to the lake. But Thursday he admitted his agency's case looks weak at this point, because there is no actual pollution occurring. But there is a hazard which could cause pollution, he added. Ray made additional tests of the lake Thursday, but results are not expected for a week or more. He indicated the tests should show less hazardous material because the Manyxes have had their tanks emptied since the last tests were taken. "OUR SEPTIC tanks working fine," Mrs. are Manyx said Thursday. "And I eat fish from that lake. Do you think I would eat fish if I thought they'd be polluted?" she asked. r "From the general looks of the lake I would eat fish from it too," said Ray. Ray has said he will return to the lake again in the next week or two to check the water around Carl Sandburg College, the Lake Storey pa- villion and the small lake near Lincoln Park. Mrs. Manyx has claimed the trailer court is not the only cause of problems. She said that people have told her the college and pavillion also have runoff emptying into the lake. Ray also admitted to Mrs. Manyx that at this point it doesn't look like the mobile home park septic tank runoff is affecting the lake "that much." Work on Agenda Galesburg aldermen will return to the council chambers Monday at 7:30 p.m. to continue a formal City Council session cut short last Thursday because of lengthy discussions on several items. Aldermen spent five hours in City Hall Thursday listening to discussion on such topics as an amendment to a pre- annexation agreement with Western Estates Development Corp. and the city ordinance dealing with towing services. MORE LENGTHY discussions may arise Monday when aldermen ponder recommendations from the Citizens Advisory Committee. The committee has requested that more stringent regulations be placed on fishermen at Lake Storey and that the city electrical code be changed. The committee also has informed the council that several advisory committee members have not been to meetings in months. Those Illinois Buys who have attended meetings, about seven members, have suggested new members be appointed to serve. The first item on Monday's continued agenda is the consideration of bids on one intermediate 4-door sedan for the director of and committee, one compact 4-door sedan for the director of parks. The council has received bids from Inc. and dealers out of Site It Can' Make Usable SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - The Illinois has paid used garbage finds it state of $400,000 for a which it dump probably said Friday. The 18.7-aere now can't use, officials of land Gottenborg -Hill, Louis Lakis Ford, Inc. OTHER BIDS to be considered are for 100 parking meters and an annual supply of electric light bulbs. Bids on heater planer and overlay work will be considered for improvements to West Main Street from Columbus to Olive streets and for Losey Street from Monroe to Seminary Street. And bids will be considered for a Henderson Street storm sewer. Other agenda items will include; —A petition to vacate an alley in Block 9 of Edwards Avenue Addition between Water and North streets. —Approving a preliminary- final plat of Sutor Subdivision. —Approving an agreement for maintenance of city streets with the Illinois Department of Transportation. —CONSIDERING appointments to the City Board of Housing Appeals. When the formal session adjourns aldermen will meet in- independent business. In testimony before the Senate judiciary antitrust sub- the state legal representatives said the large firms may have violated antitrust laws. A Justice Department investigation is urgently needed, they said, because the job is too big to be done on the state level. "The majors are seizing on the present crisis as a means of squeezing the little guy out of the market/* said Massachusetts Attorney General Robert H. Quinn. Accident Injures Driver James E. Erwin, 21, Abingdon, was in good condition today in St. Mary's Hospital after he was hurt earlier when his car left the Other law enforcement offi- curve at the west end of Monmouth Boule- cials wno gave their views before the panel were New York Assistant Attorney General Charles A. La Torella Jr., North Carolina Attorney General Robert Morgan, Michigan Attorney General Frank Kelley, Attorney General Robert K. Killian of Connecticut and Daniel S. Dearing of Florida's Department of Legal Affairs. La Torella cited which he said did vard, overturned and came to rest on its wheels. The mishap occurred about 5:30 a. m. A charge of failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident is pending against Erwin. (Register-Mail photo by Dale Humphrey.) Committee to Probe Firin Named i Fairness Doubted SPRINGFIELD, 111. (UPI) -ifive-man, GOP-controlled sullies of and The final members of a legis-jcommittee. figures lative subcommi ttee to inves-i Choate appointed _ inves-; lU l "P 1 support tigato the ouster of Lawrence! the oil firms contention that a Johnson as chairman of the II- massive fuel shortage exists. He said that is of June the two, charges tor charges to report Johnson, Walker's reason coun- about for Weather and TTXTNOTS: Ffllr nild conlflr in- night; lows mostly In thfi noa. Pnrtly sunny unci wnrm Sunday; highs 88-03. WESTERN ILUNOTS: Clenr to- nlaht with Iowa of rto-fi5. Mostly sunny Sunday; highs around !)0. TOWA: Generally falfwtlh no significant temperature eh ft nge tonight and Sunday. Lows tonight 60 northeast to 70 southeast; highs Sunday In upper 80s northeast to lower AOs southwest, LOCAL WfiATHEfl , Noon temperature, 86; morning a low, 65. Wind out .of the southwest. (Friday's maximum, 88: minimum, 62.) Sun rose today at 6:31 a.m„ sets at 8:21 p.m. Humidity, 45%. Stockdale Asks Legal Si a acs EXTENDED FOHECAST TtiLTNOTS: Partly t cloudy and warm Monday through Wednesday, Chance of showers Monday and Tuesday. Highs mostly 80s. Lows 60s. niVEit "STAGES Dubuque—14,1 fall 0,8 pavenporl^-ia.8 fall 0.4 Burling! Keokuk rlin'gtori—16.2 rise O.t -15.4 no change Qulncy—18.1 rise 0.3 Orafton-20.5 fall 0.2 Alton—22.4 full 0.4 St. LouU—28.4 fall J.S Cape Girardeau—84.8 fall 0.2 LaSalle—19.7 fall 0.8 Peoria—17.6 rise 0.2 Havana—18.1 /All 0.1 Beardatown—18,2 fall 0.1 St. Charles—22.6 fall O.fl For Possible POW Charges SAN DIEGO (UPI) - Rear Adm. James Bond Stockdale, at sea and unavailable for comment, has received legal advice on bringing misconduct charges against former fellow prisoners of war. Stockdale, as the senior Navy officer held captive by the North Vietnamese, asked in late March for general information on misconduct charges, 'a Navy spokesman said Friday. Among his questions what would constitute by a' POW, said. conduct was mis* the spokesman An officer of the Judge Advocate Corps was made available to Stockdale, who was promoted to admiral after his release by North Vietnam, the spokesman said. He said he had no information on whether the admiral planned to bring any charges had anv individuals in Rear Adm. Stockdale . . . could bring charges or mind. Further, the spokesman an aircraft carrier leaving Honolulu Friday. He declined to name the ship. The spokesman also said Stockdale would return June said, Stockdale was at sea on 13. Meeting Monday Beer-Only Permits - I To County Board The Knox County Board, at its June meeting Monday, will consider adding a beer-only category to the county liquor ordinance' and a resolution for a personnel study of at least two county offices. Richard Burgland,. R-lst, N board chairman who also serves as county liquor commissioner, contends the proposed liquor license category is needed. BURGLAND SAID the Knox County Fair's annual request for a permit to sell beer during the fair may also come before the board Monday. A law already exists for short-term permits to fairs and agricultural expositions. Burgland also said he favors adopting the resolution for a courthouse personnel study as the first step in establishing a standard employment procedures including such things as sick leave, vacation and starting pay. The county has authority to have a study done only of the supervisor of assessments and zoning administrator offices. Studies in any other offices could be clone only with the elected official's permission. Burgland said earlier this week he expects officeholders will ooonerate in the study. He said he favors a standard ermlove policy.'"! feel that. should he treated all work in chines by 1974. everyone t h e same. They the*same building and for the same cause/* he commented. THE BOARD will also be asked to authorize spending up to $7,000 for engineering on the proposed landfill site east of Wataga. Burgland said he has received no calls expressing opposition to the site, nor has he heard of any organized opposition, "It's the best site the committee has come up with so far. It's remote from everything, the prevailing winds are away from Wataga, and drainage is favorable," Burgland said. Asked if Wataga residents who might oppose the site would be given an opportunity to speak if they attended Monday's board session, Burgland replied, "Sure, everybody is entitled to his thoughts and a chance to air them." BURGLAND SAID a special committee appointed to study voting machines for the county may ask the board's permission to advertise for bids. The committee has heard presentations from several firms in recent weeks, "I don't know whether the committee is ready to seek bids yet or not, but I know such a request will be coming along soon," he said. State . statute requires that counties with more than 40,000 population have voting ma- linois Liquor Control Commis , ' sion were named Friday, totaled This House Democratic Leader plot 1970 from a officials se- of was Lought in cret land trust, several departments said at a meeting of the Capital Development Board Friday. The land was intended to be the site of a Department of Corrections youth diagnostic center. The land trust — a device used to mask the list of of formally to review a priorities for construction sidewalks at city middle schools. reserves in the U.S. 202.5 million barrels, compares with last year when Clyde Choate reluctantly named stocks were 16 million to 9.6 state R John Matije vich of million barrels ess and no Nr , ,. ,, "crisis" existed. North Chlca «° and HaroW of existed. What shortage?" La Torella Washington Democratic asked during the hearing. Chicago as members on the even though he said he remains doubtful the subcommittee will make "a true bi-partisan effort" to find out why Gov. Daniel Walker fired the Cham- of SftC " X Amhuhmce Service Drive. of Anthony Angelos. paign Democrat. The The two remaining members the commission. Michael iBerz committee, under the chairmanship of Republican Philip Collins of Calumet City, was scheduled to meet Monday. Until then, there was a ser- commission, and Elroy Sandquist, called a news conference in Chicago Friday to deny John- Siw 'Investigative (Continued on Page 11 > ELMWOOD—A drive is now under way to raise funds to support the new Brimfield, Yates City and Elmwood (BYE) Ambulance Service Inc. A benefit country music show will be held June 16 from 7-9 p. m. at the Elmwood High School gymnasium. A door- to-door campaign was scheduled today. Mrs. Josephine Sherman, one of the directors of the new service, said that a new ambulance has been purchased. The Elmwood Fire Department has been operating a temporary ambulance service pending arrival of the new vehicle. Mass Transit District Plan Crumbles During Legislative Debate legal iden- bought tity of the owners the land earlier by paying some $80,000 in back taxes. Thus, the unnamed owners realized a profit of some $320,000 when they sold the site to the state. After the purchase, state officials discovered the site was poorly suited to construction, f 0La since the buried garbage be- SPR1NGFIELD (UPI)-Bipartisan forces in the House Transportation Committee Friday night voted to hike the motor fuel tax in six northeast counties to finance a mass transit district, but the proposal fell apart in seven hours of bickering. What finally emerged from the marathon session were neath it gave off large amounts of gas during excavation. In addition, the site does not include access to any roads and, if it i$ to be used, a bridge will have to be built over an adjacent sanitary canal, according to witnesses. mass transit packages, none of which has broad support, and indications that more "back room conferences 1 ' are necessary if a transit plan is to emerge from this session of the legislature. THE MASS transit package which has the widest support is sponsored by House Speak­ er W. Robert Blair, R-Park Forest, but he asked that it be tabled after it became clear nothing of lasting import was to be settled in the committee session. Before B 1 a i r's plan was tabled, however, Minority Leader Gerald Shea, Chicago Mayor Daley's spokesman in the House, proposed an amendment that calls for giving a transit board power to hike the motor fuel tax five per cent in the counties of Cook, Lake, MeHenry, Kane, DuPage and Will. The proposal passed on a 7-5 vote with some Republican support, though it later was tabled along with Blair's bill. BLAIR, WHO kept in touch with the meeting via telephone since he is hospitalized with a pinched nerve, opposed the tax hike, but House Majority Leader William Walsh said later hs thought Biair "could have been convinced" to accept it. Though Blair's aides later said he is "a b s o 1 u t e 1 y" against any tax hike, the deal on his transit plan fell through n'jt over the tax proposal, but on disagreements over how suburban bus service should be provided. Blair accused Daley forces of trying to "rape the GOP suburbs" and Shea said he was "shocked and mortified" over Blair's attitude, but Blair's tabled bills can be resurrected by the committee if the bickering forces reach an agreement. THE FULL House, meanwhile, churned through a stack of bills before adjourning for the weekend. Among bills passed were measures granting state employes a $35 a month cost of living raise and providing a method for filling legislative seats which are left vacant. The House killed bills which w; uld have repealed the state's gun registration law and extended from three six months the license revocation period for a driver who refuses to take an "implied consent" breath test. The pay raise bill, sponsored by Rep. J. David Jones, K-Springfield, would hike each state employe's salary by $35 regardless of current pay. Demo-crate are sponsoring a biil which would grant a $35 raise or a 3.9 per cent boost, whichever is higher. ' BKP. K I) W A It I> BLUTH- AKDT, K-Schi!ler Park, sponsored the legislative vacancy bill, it would create Demo- Republican corn- fill vacancies and ernor fill a seat left vacant by an independent, it was sent to the Senate on a roll call of 142-1. The Senate Friday confirmed Dr. Leroy Levitt as state director of mental health despite complaints that he will be earning a larce outsi/io for the resident a $10 exemption on his state income tax as a substitute for relief from the sales tax on food and cine. medi- earmng a salary while state. The large working cralic and mil tees to agreement, and a 43-2 roll call, came after mental health officials as.wcd legislators that current cutting will not affect patient care. In committee ;rtion, t l io House Kcvenuo Committee okayed Gov. Daniel Walker's HUT THE PANKL also approved a Senate-passed bill which would lower the amount charged local governments for state collection of their taxes. Witnesses bill the sales tax a $5 million increase for incuts. The r v said would mean a year revenue local govern- to would provide that the gov- plan to give every Illinois v v. n u u committee a bill which would limited the amount of income tax which the *tule would return to localities. shelved have J 4

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