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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, June 12, 1973
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2Gdiesburg Register-Mdil, Golesburg, III. Tuesday, June 12,1973 Council Approves Parking 7< By ANDREA FERRETTI (Staff Writer) Galesburg City Council Monday night discussed parking meters, bubble gum machines and waste receptacles. The session was a continuation of last Thursday's formal council meeting. The council voted 6-1 to accept a $5,550 bid for 100 parking meters from Duncan Industries of Elk Grove Village. First Ward Aid. Donald Johnson cast the dissenting vote saying, "I'm against parking meters in the downtown area." Last year Johnson suggested the meters be removed and municipal parking lots be sold to private interests. Downtown merchants and property owners are mulling a plan for Machines Complaint renovating the downtown area. Plans may include elimination of some parking on Main Street. THE TOPIC of cigaret lighters in bubble gum machines and other vending machines was brought up by Third Ward Aid. Russell Gifford. He asked that the Citizens Advisory Committee inspect such machines in Galesburg to make certain that no dangerous articles are contained in them. Gifford said a little girl ignited her nightgown with a lighter she had obtained from a vending machine in Galesburg recently. Another child in Iowa was a victim of the same type of accident, Gifford added. City Manager Thomas Her­ ring said the city had been doing some checking on the matter. "I really don't think bubble gum machines are adult-oriented," said Gifford. Fifth Ward Aid. Frank Johnson, during discussion on the condition of Lake Storey Park, commented that more trash receptacles are needed in the area. He also asked why wading pools had not been filled. HERRING said the pools) were unsafe because broken pop bottles and glass had fallen into them. He suggested the pools be changed to "sprinkle pools." These, he said, would be safer and more sanitary. Recommendations from the Citizens Advisory Committee to impose more stringent Wishing regulations tat Lake Storey were rejected by the council. The committee had suggested a one-dollar fishing license fee for fishermen and that the number and size of fish taken from the lake each day be limited. The council decided to follow state game laws for the number and sdze of fish and rejected the idea of charging fori fishing. Frank Johnson oom- monted that a 50 cent increase in camping fees had been imposed last year. He said he did not like the idea of charging campers another fee for fishing. Action on another recommendation of the Citizens Advisory Committee, to amend the city electrical code, was postponed pending more inifor- imation from 'the Code Review! Committee. THE COUNCIL also agreed to appoint more members to the Citizens Advisory Committee and to make certain that all economic and racial segments in the community are represented. In other business the council agreed that sidewalk should be constructed south of Main Street from Steele Middle School east as fair as is needed toward Henderson Street and on Dayton Street from the high school east to Monroe Street. Bids of $2,997 and $2,237 were accepted from Louisi Lakis Ford, Inc., for a Ford Torino for the director of pub- Ode works and a Ford Maverick for the director of parks. The vehicles will replace 1966 and 1968 cars now in use. THE COUNCIL also accepted a bid from Galesburg Electric Supply Co. for the annual supply of electric lamps. The city will receive a 52.1 per cent discount from the list price on fluorescent tubes, mercury lamps and incandescent lamps. The Board of Housing Appeals was altered to eliminate one city official, Hugh Jones, airport manager. Donald Johnson suggested the change to allow room for one more city resident to serve on the board. "I think Mr. Jones has done a good job. This is simply a change "in policy," said Frank Johnson. Three persons were appointed to serve on the Library Board. They are Margaret Harvey, Mrs. William Foley and Donald Strand. School District 205 Okays New Custodian Salary Plan By LARRY REID (Staff Writer) A new salary plan and benefits for custodians were approved Monday night by School District 205's Board of Education. The custodial staff approved the package earlier in the day. The agreement will become effective at the start of the 1973-74 school year. Some of the provisions of the plan are: — A five per cent increase in the base salary. — Payment by the board of 80 per cent of the cost of health and major medical insurance for employes only. — An increase in sick leave benefits to 15 days a year up to a maximum, of 150 days. — Four weeks of vacation after 10 years of continuous service. IN O T H E R business the board approved reassignment of administrators as recommended by Barney Parker, superintendent of schools. The changes include David McBride, from principal at Lincoln Middle School to Gale Middle School; Larry Kreeb, from principal of Silas Willard Grade School to principal of Lincoln Middle School, and Mrs. Eloise Omer, from principal of Hitchcock, Bateman and Henderson Grove schools to principal of Silas Willard. Chauncey Kenney was appointed director of audio visual education. Kenney has been a teacher in the district for more than 20 years. Parker said that the Hitchcock, Bateman and Henderson Grove principalship position must be filled. Plans for a gifted program for the 1973-74 academic term were approved. Maurice Beck, who is in charge of the program, said he has requested $15,741 in state money for the project. Beck said he hopes to develop new programs in skills and strategies in teaching listening, using the com­ munity as a classroom and skills in teaching music, art and drama. THE DISTRICT is expected to receive $14,383 from the state for last year's program, Beck said. The board directed administrators to apply for $74,562 in federal Title I funds for the 1973-74 term. Vincent Laird, director of curriculum and instruction, told the board there is a chance the government may not fund the program next year. He also noted that . the amount available now is considerably less than the previous year. This, Laird said, necessitated some cutbacks in the reading improvement program. The curriculum director said that if the government decides to eliminate the program; teachers will be reassigned. He pointed out that authorities may decide to fund the program through revenue sharing allotments. John Davis, a board member, said he wondered if the program couldn't be continued without federal support. After the regular meeting Laird said he doubted this was possible because the amount of money would be over the amount available in next year's budget. PARKER SAID that there is some state legislation pending which, if approved, should help the district financially. He pointed out that the district will receive $2,800 in unused federal Title III funds for its Alpha I kindergarten reading program. The board also approved purchase of updated editions of mathematics and science textbooks. Teachers employed were Mrs. Julia Longanecker, special education, bachelor's degree from Illinois State University, Normal; Mrs. Polly Jacobs, elementary instruc­ tor, bachelor's degree from Knox College, and Mrs. Kathryn Callison, secondary teacher, bachelor's degree from Illinois State University, Normal. All will receive $8,130 a year. CUSTODIANS e m p loyed were Robert McDowell, Robert Henshilwood and Guy Reem. They replace employes who have retired. The new employes' salaries will be adjusted in accordance with the new pay schedule. In other action Joseph West, the board's attorney, was retained for the 1973-74 term; He received a $200 increase over his present salary, of $4,400 a year. Board members voted 4-2 to rent the Galesburg High School gymnasium to John Thiel, the district's athletic director, for his summer recreation program, scheduled to begin June 18. Thiel will be charged 10 per cent of the gross receipts obtained from each participant in the program. As was the case last year, board members Ward Lacy and David Hawkinson opposed the action. Mrs. Joan Kelley, the board secretary, was absent. Lacy contended that the board's action violated the district's rental policy. Last year the board approved a new rental plan, whereby profit-making groups must pay 10 per cent of the gross receipts or the standard rental fee of $125 per day, whichever is greater. Lacy and Hawkinson maintained that Thiel should be charged the $125 fee because it is more than what Thiel would receive in receipts for one day of the program. Hawkinson suggested that Thiel's program be included in the rent-free community education program to avoid a conflict in policy. No action was taken. New Liquor Head Gov. Daniel Walker, right, has named former Control Commission. Walker said Burditt has state representative George M. Burditt, left, been instructed to proceed with "a thorough a LeGrange Republican, to replace Law- pursuit" of the Anthony Angelos investiga- rence Johnson as head of the state Liquor tion. See story on page 3. UNIFAX Re-Election Arm A ccounts For 'UrgentProject'Fund WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Finance Committee to Re-elect the President (FCRP) has now come forward with its own account of how it paid $75,000 to President Nixon's personal lawyer for "an urgent White House project" shortly after the Watergate bugging. In the process it revealed for the first time that this money included a $30,000 donation from a Philippine national "on behalf of himself and certain friends" which, however, was later returned to the donor when lawyers advised it was illegal. The information was contained in a report which FCRP, the finance arm of the Nixon re-election campaign, was re­ quired to make to the General Accounting Office (GAO). Jt was made public Monday. Much of FCRP's account closely followed that of a GAO report released May 19, in which the agency said that Herbert Kalmbach, the Presi- See 'Re-Eleet'- (Continued on Page 11) Appeal of Case ' Brings Freedom For Erickson, 18 An 18-year-old Galesburg man who spent 13 months in state penitentiaries for an October 1971 robbery here Monday was resentenced to a conditional discharge and released from custody. Michael Erickson, 1034 Mulberry St., (had been sentenced to 1-3 years tin prison for allegedly taking $880 at gun- ipointt from a waitress at the former Donutiand Restaurant, 810 N. Henderson St. The robbery occurred Oct. 25, 1971. Erickson appealed his conviction on (the grounds that the Illinois statutes concerning juveniles — he was 17 years old alt the time — were unconstitutional. Under those statutes, Erickson was treated as an adult, while the laws called lor females under 18 to be treated as juveniles. An appellate court judge agreed that the law was discriminatory, and ordered Erickson reutrned to Knox County Court where his case was reviewed. An amended robbery charge was filed against him and Erickson pleaded guilty. The conditional discharge was the result of a negotiated plea after the court noted the time the youth had been imprisoned. Governor Combats Charges With Strong Counterattack SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - Gov. Daniel Walker, facing charges he fired his own Liquor Control Commission chairman as part of a cover-up attempt designed to mask illegal campaign financing, has launched a vigorous counterattack. Walker today scheduled his second news conference in as many days, and promised to hold similar meetings at the rate of at least one a day throughout the week. He did not specify what the subject of each gathering would be, but it was clear he intends that the meetings help answer charges about his firing of Lawrence Johnson. At Monday's news conference, Walker said he has appointed former state Rep. George M. Burditt, R-La Grange, to take Johnson's place as head of the commission. He said he has told Burditt that "I want a (thorough, vigorous pursuit" of the commission investigation into charges he received an illegal $50,000 campaign donation from Anthony Angelos. Burditt said he is "unequivocally" convinced he will have a free hand in the investigation. "Governor Walker's first sentence to me when we spoke on the phone last night was that he wants a full and complete investigation," Burditt said. Walker also suggested an outside lawyer be appointed to conduct the actual investigation and that he present evidence to Burditt and the other commissioners at an eventual formal hearing. Burditt later announced that Rubin Cohn, a University of Illinois law professor, has accepted the job. Burditt said the appointment will allow the commission to evaluate evidence in a more impartial manner, without having to serve at the same time in the role of a prosecutor. Walker also released a bundle of documents and memos, written by commission staff members, Budget Bureau officials and himself, which he said "make very clear my concern for economy steps in the Liquor Control Commission and Larry Johnson's refusal to implement those changes." Dies in Crash DARLINGTON, Wis. (UPI)Herbert L. Kraft, 49, Freeport, 111., apparently fell asleep at the wheel and was killed Monday, police said. Weather and River Stages LOCAL WfcATHEft Noon temperature, 7f); monilnfl's low, Of), sky cloudy. (Monclny 'H mnxtmum, flf>; minimum, 70.) Sun roue torlny nt 5.\10 n.m„ nets nt fi:?.o p.m. ILLINOIS: Tonight pnrtly cloudy with climice of Ihunderutorms north, showers nnd thunderBtorms likely Mouth; cooler north nnd central. Wednesday partly sunny and pleasant north, partly cloudy with chance of thunderstorms south. Low tonight upper BOs extreme north, around 70 extreme south. High Wednesday 77-87. WfiSTfiftN JLLWOTS: Chance of thunderahowers tonight and Wednesday. Net quite to hot Wednesday. Low tonight upper Mt. High Wednesday mid to Upper 80s. fOWA: Showers and thunderstorms tonight and Wednesday. Cooler south tonight and Wednesday. Low tonight 60s north, low 60s south. High Wednesday 70s north, low 80s south. $2.7 Million EXTENDED FORECAST TLLtNOtS: Fair Thursday through Saturday, Temperatures will average near normal. Highs mostly 80s to low 00s. Lows mostly AOs. AiVUftlfAdEi Dubuque—12.7 rise O.S Davenport—llO rise 0.4 Burlington—14.8 rise 0.8 Quiney—17,2 rise 0.7 Alton—21.1 rise 0.4 St. Louie—28.7 tit* 0.4 Cape Girardeau—33.8 rise 0,8 LaSAlle—18.3 rise 0.8 Havana—18.0 rise o .l „ Beardstown—17.0 rise 8.1 St. Charles—20,0 rise 0.6 County Will Object to Coal Company's Mining Plans The Knox County Board's ReoJamation Oomjmiifee Monday insjttructed is attorney, BwreU fl&arash, to file an objection to Mudliand Goal Co.'s lameinKied lapipdiicfa/tion for a state permit to mine land in Copley land Victoria town- Ships during (the year starting July J. The mining firm filed the arneoded apptotion atar the counity oarier objected to the first (request The county's objections included ifalujre to show ihe number xxf acres to be mined and failure to list the name of one of the townships 'in which mining would take place. BARASH SAID the county would ask the abate Department of Mines and Minerals to deny the application on the grounds that Midland has not •made appliicaitai with the county (for a conditional use permit to comply with the county zoning ordinance. He said another objection will be that company reclamation work, proposed for mined land does not meet standards set by the county last year. The Knox County Board, at its June meeting Monday, affirmed the Knox County Zoning Board of Appeals' recommendation that reclamation standards for stripmined land require replacing the top six feet of overburden, returning the land to its original contour, 'positing a $1,000 an acre performance bond and completing reclamation within six months of the end of the permil year. Midland's amended application shows a total of 640 acres would be mined — including wilh 500 tillable acres, 100 acres now pasture land and 40 acres in roads and ditches. Barash said the county has asked for a hearing on the application and its objections. "We have specifically asked for a hearing, but so far the Department of Mines and Minerals has evaded our request," he said. IS THE DEPARTMENT required do grant a hearing if requested? "The regulations are kind of vague," Barash said. (Roger Seiboldt, R-4th, a Reclamation Committee member, said that the company's amended application shows a rdad to the existing tipple across private land in the northeast quarter of Section 14 in Copley Township. Seiboklt spolited the road on the application and spoke to :hc farmer who owns the land. "The owner was very upset and went to Midland's office and spoke to 'Mr. Sense (John J. Sense, Midland president), who apologized for the road being shown crossing his land. "SENSE TOLD THE landowner (the company really didn't know where the road would go," Seibolidt commented. Richard Burgfand, R-lst, Knox County Board chairman, this morning said he was in complete agreement with the committee's decision to object, to the firm's amended application. Sanitary District Plans Spending Galesburg Sanitary District .plans to appropriate a total of $2,786,939 to be spent during 1973-74, the largest portion of which — $700,000 — may go for a northwest interceptor sever line. The line will serve the new St. Mary's Hospital being built north of U. S. 34 on North Seminary Street and is designed to handle sewage from Carl Sandburg College and the Lake Storey area. The appropriation ordinance was placed on file for public inspection at a meeting of the district board of trustees Monday. A public hearing on the ordinance is scheduled for July 16 at noon at the board's headquarters at 237 E. Tompkins St. Other expenditures for the coming year will include $110,000 for cousulting engineers; $100,000 for the Northland Subdivision storm lewer; $40,000 for a temporary sanitfary sewer at St. Mary's and $40,000 for a sludge disposal system. The district may receive $219,000 in local taxes, $733,000 from state and federal sources and $98,000 from annexation fees, according to the ordinance, which is an estimate of the year's fiscal picture required by law. The trustees have been informed they will be notified of the state's decision on granting a variance for treatment plant facilities by June 14. They have requested an extension for completion of facilities until July 1977. The decision by the state Pollution Control Board will be based on a petition from the district and a public hearing held May 2. At the meeting yesterday, Supt. G. W. Henderson requested a new pickup truck for the treatment plant to replace a 10-year-old model now in use. The trustees approved. Flag Day Ceremonies Set Brig. Gen. John R. Phipps, Illinois National Guard, will be keynote speaker for Flag Day ceremonies in front of the Elks Lodge, Prairie and Ferris streets, Thursday at 6:30 p. m. The Elks, in conjunction with other patriotic organizations, sponsors the annual Flag Day observance. The American Legion Band will play, color guards from various organizations will present the colors, and a barbershop group will sing. Sponsors of the program said the program will last about 45 minutes. Fungus Attacks Sycamore Trees Sycamore trees on the Public Square are infected with a fungus called anthracnose, Roger Pontifex, city park director, said To cure the problem, an extensive fertilization program is planned to stimulate growth, Copper sulfate and hydrated lime also will be sprayed on the trees to retain foliage, Pontifex explained. "I don't think there is any one solution," Pontifex said. "We're inclined to try spraying because it is less expensive, but we're looking also at the long range problem." For the past few years, Pontifex thought the trees had frost damage. State foresters say this is a common, but mistaken, assumption. Woman Is Shot; Man Is Charged SOUTH BELOIT, 11. (UPI)Mrs. Money Lee Tucker, 29, died late Monday night in Beloit (Wis.) Memorial Hospital of a single gunshot wound. Meivin Beadie, 30, Beloit, Wis., who brought Mrs. Tucker to the hospital, was charged with murder in connection with the shooting. NEW! SOMETHING NEW HAS BEEN ADDED TO GALESBURG'S RED CROSS BLOOD PROGRAM. For the Convenience of the donor there will be no Waiting ... You Go Right Thru! Everyone Is Welcome At Galesburg Regional Red Cross Blood Center W» Aft An Agtncy Oi lh# UnU«d W»y I*

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