Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 13, 1973 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, June 13, 1973
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Odlesbuf Wednesday, June 13, 1973 Original J n Weather and ILLINOIS: Fair JIOHU mid fien- irnl, pnrtly cloudy with ch fl ne« of showers imri thunderstorms *outh 1cml«ht. Tburfiflny partly Aunny. Low tonight mid libs extreme north upper 60s extreme south, mgn Thursday AOs. Stages SPRINGFIELD (UPI) Gov, Daniel Walker, in the face of steady legislative pressure, has publicly agreed to go ahedd with the proposed Illinois supplemental freeway system, and to seek additional bond financing to pay for it. Walker previously had announced plans to proceed with only limited portions of the proposed 1,950-milc freeway network and had not suggested any further bond issues to pay for additional work. He told a news conference Tuesday, however, that his announcement of limited freeway building had been "misunderstood" to mean he was scrapping most of the system. "SOME reactions assumed that this meant the end of the supplemental freeway system. Those reactions were not founded on fact," Walker said. "I have not killed or aban- Galesburg Freeway Possi Gov. Daniel Walker's announcement Tuesday that he plans to seek additional bond- construct tppitemienital nois increases the possibility that some of the new highway money may be earmarked for Western Illinois. The supplemental freeway program planned several years ago incltides a north-south route between the quad-cities and St. Louis and an east-west route between Galesburg and Burlington. Design work on the east- west route wais halted earlier Boosted this year because Walker and sign. the Illinois General Assembly scrapped the project by not including it in their freeway programs. Walker said Tuesday, however, those projects not on his list for immediate construction will not be dropped from further planning and de- doned any portion of that system. The supplemental freeway system as originally announced is desirable for the state and should be built." The problem, he said, is that the original plan will cost $5 billion. Of the $600 million earmarked for freeways in the 1971 transportation • bond issue, he said, only $388.6 million remains for future allocation. "To proceed with additional portions of the system will require more funds. It is my intention, given suitable economic and fiscal conditions, to seek additional bonding authority during the next and and subsequent sessions of General Assembly to obtain those funds." WALKER said he could hot say exactly how much bonding authority he will ask during the 1974 session. But, he said, the figure likely will be around $200 million, with more requests to come in future years. The announcement apparently stemmed from an agreement with House Speaker W. Robert Blair, R-Park Forest, although Walker denied there was a direct casual relationship. The governor said he had met with the speaker to discuss a package of bills introduced and passed through the Senate by Republicans, calling for $621 million in spending for freeways not included in his plan. Walker said the highways proposed by the GOP actually would cost some $1 billion and that the state could not afford them. BLAIR, in a memo to his fellow House Republicans after his meeting with Walker, said the governor had agreed to "issue a statement attempting to clarify what he perceived as the 'misunderstandings' ... it seems to me it would behoove us to keep the pressure on the governor." 1 The statement implied strongly that Blair wanted a commitment from Walker that he would go ahead with the system — if not at the present time, in the future. Without such a statement, he implied, he would work strongly for passage in the House of the Senate GOP bills. • Walker said he could not at this time list the order in which segments of the system will be built. However, he said, planning will continue for all segments, whether or not they are under consideration for immeidate construction. THE SYSTEM originally was proposed under former Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie. It was planned by a bipartisan commission as a network of WESTERN* ILLINOIS: Partly cloudy with chance oP thundershowers tonight and Thursday. Low tonight mid to upper 00s. High Thursday upper 80s. IOWA: Fair tonight: warmer southwest. Partly cloudy and warmer Thursday with chance of scattered afternoon or evening showers or thundershowers. Low tonight 50s northeast, 60s southwest. High Thursday mid 80s noth- east, near 00 southwest, LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 77; morning's low, fi7, Sky etwir. (Tuesday** maximum, flfi; minimum, AO.) sun fos# today at R:30 a.m., sets nt 8:30 p.m. UXTfiN&ElTfditfcSAfiT ILLINOIS: Mostly, aunny Friday through Sunday with chance of thunderstorms Sunday. Low 60s- 70s. High 00s. mven STAGES fcufeUque-~12.fl fall 0.1 Davenport—11.6 fall 0.4 BurlringtorW4.3 fall 0.5 K<S6kUk—13.2 4 Qutney^-16.6 toll 4.9. Grafton—10.0 fall 0,2 AltoiW-20.6 fall .O.ft ' St. Louis-26.1 fan 0.§ Cape fall 0.4 ille—18.- A -.Peoria—17.0 fall 0.2 Havana—18.0 sid chftftf« Beardstown—17,0 ttft ehd St. Charles—20,1 fall 0.8 interstate quality roads reaching parts of Illinois not served by the federal interstate system. Shortly after he took office, Walker quietly froze construction on the system. It lay dormant from that time until his announcement May 2 of limited resumption of work. The first construction bids Legislators 'Flunk' Teacher Group Reception By NORMA CUNNINGHAM (Staff Writer) Representatives of two area teachers' groups today ex- dissatisfaction with pressed receptions given Springfield by legislators. More than 1,000 teachers were in the state capitol this week to lobby for pending bills concerning education. A group of 25 teachers from Peoria expressed disappointment after Sen. Hudson Sours, R-Peoria, reportedly met with them only five minutes and indicated reluctance to discuss educational issues. A delegation from the 47th Legislative District charged that Sen. Clifford Latherow, R-Carthage, was *'completely insensitive to the needs of edu- them in cation or public employes." DAN Macomb REED, a teacher, said that Latherow told the group he will vote for a proposed tax freeze bilyl pending in the Senate and that he is opposed to the fair hearing officer bill and negotiations legislation. Reed, chairman of the Illinois Education Assn.'s Region 23 which includes Knox Coun­ ter-Mail this morning that his delegation was concerned about children in the area and the education they receive. Speaking of the proposed tax freeze bill, Reed said, "That bill alone could cause a major setback to every school district in the 47th, but the senator will vote for it" He said the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction has estimated a loss of $100 million to the state's school districts if the freeze is approved. • Reed said that if legislators ty, told the Galesburg Regis- propose a freeze, they should seek another source of revenue to make up for the losses sustained by school districts. Reed said Latherow also indicated he was opposed to a pending fair hearing officer bill. The bill would establish a hearing officer who would consider dismissals by a board of education. Reed said the procedure would give the teacher some recourse other than before the board which originally hired ham. Latherow reportedly also told the teachers he will oppose negotiations legislation. "He has a hang-up on negotiations because he is opposed to strikes of any sort," Reed said. Asked if he supported teacher strikes, Reed said '.'I believe that the proposed legislation would result in fewer strikes." Reed said he has taJked to other legislators who indicated they were in favor of the legislation. Latherow this morning said the teacher group had asked him to vote to take the negotiations legislation away from the committee now considering it. "We have a committee service in the state government, and if we are going to stay with that system we must allow committees to function," the senator said. ASKED if he would vote against the legislation if it to the floor of the LATHEROW said he also questioned how a fair hearing officer would be picked; who would have the final decision on his appointment, and what assurance a community could have that a fair hearing officer would be fair. Commenting on the proposed tax freeze and the suggested loss of revenue to schools, Latherow said "Reed knows nothing about the factual part of the proposal. It is safe to wager that in his district that any loss would be no greater than one per cent — if there is amy loss at all." Latherow said that proposed legislation allows. leeway for construction of new buildings and would only freeze taxes on existing property. Sours today said that the Peoria group came while he was on roll call. "There are 30 Republicans and 29 Democrats, and we are now to the place where a vote is not necessary or critical but fatal," he said. SOURS SAID the group, which he termed rather hostile, insisted that he support teacher bargaining. "I don't believe in the right of public pursuant to. his May announcement were let only last Friday. Chemistry Prize Winner at Knox James R. Lloyd, Downersi Grove, has been named winner of the annual Freshman Chemistry Achievement .Avyard at Knox College. The laiward is given to the student doing the most but- standing work in the college's freshman chemistry program. Made /possible by a grant from Chemical Rubber Co., Cleveland, Ohio, the award consists of a certificate and a/ copy of the *' Handbook off Chemistry and Physics." Lloyd, a 1972 graduate of Downers Grove Communi ty South' High School, is interested in medicine as a career and will major in biology and chemistry at Knox. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Lloyd of 5824 Washington St., Downers Grove. Corn Planting 90 By e une Cent 10 employes to strike and disrupt government," he contended. WASHINGTON (UPI) Planting of the 1973 corn crop, which holds the key to future meat prices, was 90 per cent complete by June 10, a government crop-weather rc- members asking why they had port says. slow By ANDREA FERRETTI (Staff Writer) TWo more members of the Galesburg Citizens Advisory Committee resigned Tuesday night, bringing the total number of resignations in a 1- month period to seven. The committee accepted the resignations last night of Harvey Lightbqdy, secretary of the group and Russell Swise, a past chairman. .Swise said his experience of serving on the committee the past several years had been "invaluable" but the last two years had been frustrating because of the City Council's response to the group. "Until the City Council recognizes the value of having such an advisory organization and puts credence in recommendations that are made it is merely a paper group," Swise wrote in his letter of resignation. LIGHTBODY is leaving the grouo because he is moving to Knoxville. The Committee elected George Stephenson, 708 N. Broad St., to replace him as secretary. Robert Lee, present chairman of the group, said Swise's letter had "100, per cent merit." The committee of six decided to place a copy of the resignation in the mail box of each alderman. "I think they should recognize that we do have members resigning from this committee because of them," said Lightbody. Meetings over the past months have been attended by about six or seven members each time. Because of the poor attendance Lightbody sent questionnaires to the 23 • •. not attended. Some 'said they had lost Interest in the group and were resigning, Lightbody asked the council to appoint new members. The matter was presented to the aldermen Monday night and they, decided to study the composition of the group to be sure all, economic and social classes would be represented. 1 : :.} OTHERS who have resigned over the past month are Mrs. Moses Murrell; Ruth Schwafc, Jeanette Olmsted, Mrs. Le- nbre Cowan and C. E, Smith. The latest recommendations of the committee reached the council floor Monday! but aldermen took little action. The group had asked for more stringent fishing regulations at Lake Storey, changes to the city electrical code and that storm drain covers be made safer along city bicycle routes. Aldermen indicated ' they would go along with usual state game rules for the size and amount of fish caught at the lake each day but would check on the. matter further with Kenneth Russell, state fisheries biologist. They opposed charging a one-dollar fee for fishing licenses. A committee suggestion*to.taye the lake area patrolled more 'often by city police received a favorable reaction. THE COUNCIL, at the suggestion of City Manager Thomas Herring, indicated it would seek further information on the electrical code See 'Citizens (Continued on Page 3) Majorettes Rehearse Wendy Youngren, left," and Missie Worden, the Galesburg American Legion Community Band's 11-year-old majorettes, prepare to demonstrate their skills with hoop batons. Don Ross, the band's director, holds one of the knives the girls, will twirl in their act this summer, Wendy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Ray Youngren, 1076 N. Cedar St., and Missie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Worden, 1829 Clay Dr. (Register-Mail photo by Steve Stout.) comes Senate, Latherow confirmed «that he would. "Teachers are professional people. They are also public employes and in my opinion public employes have no right to strike," he said. Latherow indicated he was also opposed to House Bill 32 which would set a fair hearing officer to review teacher dismissals. "Teachers should have confidence in a school board when they are hired, and they should have the same confidence if they are dismissed. I am a great beldever in school boards." The senator said that teachers have always had recourse to the courts if they feel they were unjustly dismissed. s »ylt ZL!LYZ K ™x Receives $61,000 Bequest "I tried to call to their at- fields in some areas and floods A bequest of $61,000 has been received by Knox College from the estate of the late tention the difference "between* government and business and industry. While a strike in business can hurt the local economy, it doesn't disrupt services to the taxpayer," he maintained. F Sours said the proposed legislation has serious implications, "If you give police and firemen the right to strike, how about the soldier? Are you going to give him unequal reatment?" he asked. The senator pointed out that a government in France failed in the last 20 years because of a garbage collectors' strike, and a New York garbage strike was the beginning of the end for Mayor John Lindsay. "They can tell me that teachers aren't critical, and I'll tell them neither are garbage collectors," he stated, in others, leading to fears farmers would be unable to reach the government goal of a Miss Helen L. Rearick, Daven- record 6 billion bushel crop of the vital livestock feed. Miss Rearick's bequest will be used for an endowment for port. She was graduated from Knox in 1918. In recent weeks, however, producers have begun catching up and government officials have said there is a chance the corn goal can be reached. The latest of Miss Rearick, who died Feb. 9, 1972, was a music teacher in the Ssutfo Bond, Ind., schools for 32 years, retiring in 1955. During her retirement she weekly in a series and weather lived in Davenport with her sister, Miss Marie O. Rearick, Knox '13, retired mathematics said planting teacher at Davenport High School. crop reports prepared by Agriculture Department and Weather Ser- officials vice neared completion last week in most western corn belt states but early-week rains slowed work in the eastern part of the belt. By Sunday, the report said, planting for the corn belt as a whole had advanced 6 points from the previous week to reach 90 per cent complete. music scholarships at Knox. Miss Rearick had been a regular contributor in recent years to ibhfe William F. Bentfley Scholarship Fund, which memorializes the late director of the Knox Conservatory of Musk*. Miss Rearick's estate also includes bequests to the Galesburg Central Congregational Church and the Galesburg Public Library, and charities* in Davenport and South Bend. • * •V-' Syr FATHERS Kindergarten at Costa Postponed for Com in Year Kindergarten will not be failed added to Costa Catholic School for at least a year, according to a report made Tuesday at a meeting of the Catholic Board of Education, Mrs, Olivia Gutierrez of the board's education committee told members that the committee had considered sending a letter to parents to gauge acceptance of a kindergarten at the parochial school but abandoned the idea for this year because it was too late. She said the committee agreed instead to begin planning in September with an eye to proposing the addition of kindergarten for the 1974-75 school year. Board members spent a considerable portion of the meeting weighing the pros and cons of retaining the present power system or replacing it with a new one. JOHN SULLIVAN, board president- noted; that the *a I Qwm i fclant ;i bad nine days before the eiid oE the school year and that a decision must be reached either to make repairs to tho system or to make the changeover to electricity, He said gas was not available as a source of power at the present time. Wilbur Walck, finance committee chairman, said the estimates on repairs to the present system came to $3,700, while cost for switching was cctimated at $8,000. He told board members that the cost of operating each system also needed to be considered. He set a yearly operating cost for a new system at $10,286 — $2,000 more than the cost of operating the present system. Walck recommended staying with Hit. 1 present system .since it would cost less both to repair and operate. The board concurred. , WALCK ALSO presented . - the financial report for the 5 school which showed that expenses of $14,364 for the month of May ran slightly ahead of income of $13,989. A report on the year to date, however, showed income running ahead of expense, $142,885-$139,798. The school in its first year of operation will break even or show a slight profit, according to Walck. While there were unanticipated expenses during the year, income was also greater than expected, he reported. All tuition for the current year has been collected with the exception of $800. Mrs. Barbara Duke of the board's personnel committee reported that the faculty and courses for the 1973-74 year are set. She read a letter of resignation from Jim Canover ;>»d listed other faculty m members who had earlier resigned. crease for the coming year, the board will be able to stay within its salary scale since there'will be one less teacher next year. Board members agreed with Sister Joyce's recommendation that the school not apply for federal Title I funds. She noted that a restriction on the funds is that Costa children would have to travel to a District 205 school for a remedial reading program that would be provided with the funds. 'This would mean more time away fi for children who need it than any benefit that might come from the 20 minutes of reading instruction," she said. The principal reported that the speech therapist who came to Costa last year has been re -assigned for the coming year. SULLIVAN told board mem- and had been told the school will be guaranteed a supply of oil. Dale Panther, building committee chairman, reported that a price o£ $2,552 had been set for blacktopping an 80- by 80-foot play ;u*ea which would be used for tennis courts, volleyball and basketball.- He said Costa Community Assn. and the Quarterback Club may both contribute to the construction of the area. Food Shortage Warned Unless Farmers Get Fuel WASHINGTON (U PI) Some farm spokesmen served notice today of possible food shortages if farmers are unable to get adequate supplies of gasoline this summer. George B. Watts, president of the National Broiler Council, testified at a Senate hearing: Uon m "unless there is an assurance 1 * the nation will be faced with critical production problems unless adequate heating and other fuel supplies are available in the forthcoming month?." Watts said the administration's voluntary gasoline alloca- tt cannot work. 11 Our diamond andlS-toatgold gentlemen's rings were created ^ for special gentlemen (fathers) on special occasions (Father's Day). From om that supplies will be available the Watts, speaking in behalf of planning future, will be production more seriously poultry than a dozen organizations, major told an SISTKK JOYCE, Costa prin- bens he had spoken to a fuel cipal, said that although ^ oil dealer aboufc the school's food teachers will be given an in-?supply for tho coming year^ "J disrupted in the face of a demand tod' Agriculture subcommittee that a mandatory fuel allocation program ''must be established Robert Eichhorn *^I> REG, STER£D JEWELER 1 mmmmwm* 342-2415 Main 4 » I

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