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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, June 19, 1973
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2 Galesburg Register-Mail, Gdlesbyrg, Tuesday, June 19, 1973 *»• tat*. SUM m "WW • Verbal Spat Sets Council Meet Tone As Aldermen Approve Appropriations Weather awl River Stages •-WW •A«9 >»<8S >wftt *<* -,'JHH By ANDREA FERRETTI (Staff Writer) Fifth Ward Aid. Frank Johnson verbally attacked Mayor Robert Cabeen on several issues at a Olty Council meeting Monday night. He charged that Cabeen had "tunnel vision" because of his opinions on money budgeted for the Library Board, and he later , indicated Cabeen was responsible for poor planning done in the past. "You're right. I apologize. It's obvious the mayor has been the stumbling block," Cabeen responded sarcastically. "There, I got it off my chest," Johnson said. The accusations set the tone for the meeting during which Mayor Cabeen cast the only dissenting .vote on several issues, as has been the case at other council meetings in the past few months. HIS FIRST dissenting vote was passing the annual appro­ priations ordinance. Johnson asked that the amount budgeted for the Library Board, $177,000, be reduced to comply with statutory limits, $165,000. Cabeen called it "pointless" and added that if the levy ordinance should be changed, there will be an appropriate time to do so. The levy ordinance is passed in September and provides the tax money authorized by the appropriations ordinance. The council instructed City Manager Thomas Herring to earmark $165,000 for the library in the levy ordinance at the proper time. "You can't fool around with figures for five minutes and expect me to agree with you," Cabeen said. When Johnson initiated discussion on the Library Board request he said, "If we approve it as written we are giving home rule powers to the library board." Cabeen said he was not certain John­ son's comments were right. "I'm not worried about this as much as other things," Cabeen said. "SOME OF the things you look at can be classified as tunnel vision too," Johnson replied. The council earlier this year asked Jack Hanlon, city attorney, for his opinion on the variation between the levy figure and the appropriations ordinance. Hanlon said that Thomas Kelty, associate general counsel of the Illinois Municipal League, in 1972 indicated the c'#y wo>ld be able to levy any amount it wanted so long as it pertained to its government and affairs. But since Kelty . gave his opinion a case on the trial court level came into view and should carry some weight, Hanlon commented. The court ruled that where the state legislates, the home rule unit may only legislate concurrently. Hanlon, in line with the trial case, said the safest procedure for the city would be to observe the statutory rate limit. CABEEN told Johnson he was not certain the opinion was right and today said Han- Ion's opinion was conservative. Johnson retorted, "You wanted to hire that attorney; I wanted another." "If it Is a legal question it should be discussed further with an attorney, not here where none of us are attorneys," said Cabeen. "That's just another argument for having an attorney here," countered Johnson. Johnson earlier this year spoke in favor of hiring a full-time city attorney. Johnson's charge, that the mayor had been responsible for poor planning in the past came after long debate on an amendment to a pre-annexation agrement with Western Estates Development Corp. The council passed the amendment with the mayor dissent­ ing. He said it was poor planning to allow access to a pro. posed car dealership on Main Street rather than to make the developer construct a frontage road. The council voted to allow access to a proposed Fester Motors location on West Maim Street to two entrances directly off Main Street. Cabeen had been in favor of a frontage road running parallel to Main Street for greater safety. , JOHNSON also cast a dissenting vote. Today he said he did not agree with irate residents of Parkwest Subdivision who were against the amendment but that he voted against it because they are in his ward and will be the ones directly affected by the agreement. "Many worse things can go in there than a car dealership," Johnson commented. "That was what I tried to explain to the residents." ILLINOIS: T'nrtly cloudy tonight With shower* niul thunclerfltnrm* likely south mul cnsl; cooler north niul cenlrn), Pnrlly cloudy nnd cooler Wednesday with chnnco of showers nnd thunderstorms nouthenst. Low tonight Bfl-flfl north nnd cenlrn!, Upper AOs south, High Wednesday 70s north, 75-83 south. WESTERN ILLINOIS: Thunder- north, low 10a south, LOCAL WEATHER M6on temperature, 74; morning s low, 63. Sky cloudy. (Monday's Extra Hours One resident of Parkwest J ^j ^^titS ^^Sk know why. Hopefully I'M only ^a ^tfrSm" 1 ? be her© a short period Of east. High JVadnwdfly upper 00s time," he added. Another resident, William Telle, in response to Johnson's accusations that Cabeen had been responsible for poor planning, said: "You the City Council voted In the car dealership to West Main Street. All you've done Is help a man consolidate two car dealerships into one. Sorry I'm so shortsighted I can't see how you've helped us." ANOTHER item the mayor voted against last night was an ordinance confirming the zoning of the Kenroy, Inc., mal property to the Comprehensive Planned Development District. Cabeen said the Ordinance should have more specifics and that the preamble to the ordinance was not necessary. maximum, M; minimum, fl2.) fltin rose today at a.m., sets at fti.ia p.m. Preclntnllon ,07 of an inch of rain, BXTfiMDErTFOttECASf ILLINOIS: Thursday partly cloudy and cooler with chaneo of showers; low mid 60s to low 60s. highs mostly 70s, Friday and Saturday mostly sunny and warm; lows mostly «0e, highs mostly 80s. nivEnlTAoEi Dubuque—11,7 Davenport—12,2 rise 6,6 BufllnfftOM—13,8 file 0,7 Keekuk-12,8 rise j,7 < Quiney—18,0 rise 2,1 Offl«on-17.8 till 0,1 Alton-18.0 fall 0.2 fit, .L0U!«-23,3 Ml 0,2 pane oirardMU-30,4 iull 0,3 Lasalle—2U fise o.« Peoria—18,8 rise 0.8 Havana—18.8 rise 0.4 Beardsiown—18,7 rise 0,8 St. charles-18,9 fall 0.4 Storm Clean • Up May Take While Barn Near Biggsville Burns BIGGSVILLE—A barn on a farm about three miles southwest of Biggsville was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon apparently after it was struck by lightning. There were no injuries. Mrs. Russell Sanderson, owner of the barn, said she and members of her family noticed the fire about 3 p. m. Fire trucks from the Biggsville and Stronghurst fire departments arrived about 3:30 and fought the blaze until 6 p. m. The barn was old, Mrs. Sanderson said, and although firemen hadn't completely ruled out the possibility of faulty wiring, they speculated that lightning was the cause of the btoze. Burrel Barash, attorney for that the Hearing set tor Victoria Burglary Case ^ A .„ . . ..... t5 J ordinance really was not needed but that the Chicago com A preliminary'hearing has been set in Knox County Circuit Court July 17 at 1:30 p.m. for Daniel N. Steele, 23, of Wataga, and Allan Eugene Montrief, 31, Wataga,, who have been charged with attempted burglary and criminal damage to property. The two were apprehended after allegedly breaking into the Victoria office of Dr. Jerry Ramunis June 4 about 11:30 p.m. Warren Hatch, a Victoria law enforcement officer who lives near the doctor's office, investigated when he heard glass breaking and saw two men run from the building and leave at high speed in a car.. Hatch pursued in his own vehicle and kept the car under surveillance while state police were alerted. The car was stopped near Altona by state police, and charges against the two followed. A subsequent investigation showed the office had been cn- terd by beraking both the door and the glass. No loss was reported in an initial check following the, burglary. Steele was released from jail pending his next appearance on $5,000 bond. Montrief made bond of $7,500 to be released pending his next court appearance. pany handling the title requested it to clear the title for insurance purposes. The council approved the ordinance. In other business the council: —Passed an ordinance, 6-1, to annex property owned by Florence Jordan and Roy and Loretta Drasites for a Toyota dealership on West Main See 'Verbal'(Continued on Page 9) GM Asks for I-Year Delay In Meeting Air Standards * 1 DETROIT. (UPI) - General ,; ™ Motors today said it has asked the Environmental Protection Agency to grant a one year delay in meeting the 1976 clean air standard for removing emissions of nitrogen oxide from automobile exhausts. , See News Diagram: Page 13 WW." • GM said the technical knowledge is not available now to meet the standard for removing emissions of nitrogen oxide. Chrysler Corp. also has filed for the one year delay while Ford and American Motors are considering similar action. The EPA in April set back for one year the 1975 federal Appeal Court Spurns Cons' Pay Request NEW ORLEANS (UPI)-The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has turned down a request by 187 inmates of federal prisons in Atlanta and Marion, 111., who sought a minimum wage for their work in the prisons. ,j j iiiii,im ' l ' l,,l |j|| i !' The prisoners, who work in the Federal Prison Industries program, are taught a trade and paid from 21 to 51 cents per hour for their work. The products they produce are used within the prisons or by federal agencies. The inmates claimed FPI violated the Fair Labor Standards Act which prescribes a minimum hourly wage of $1.60. However, the 5th Circuit Monday agreed with a lower court which had ruled earlier that\ emergency the inmates were not covered; Wright, under the statute. "Although Congress has seen fit to require every employer pay all of his employes a certain minimum wage, the United States is expressly excluded from FLSA coverage," the court said. clean air standard for removing emissions of carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons. The agency also has said emissions of nitrogen oxide^ are no longer the problem they were once thought;to be. While the EPA can delay implementation of the standard for one year, only Congress can change the law setting the levels which must be met. GM says it will be able to meet the interim 1975 standards for hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions, using a "noble metal" catalytic converter which, it says, should last the life of the automobile. Hearing Delayed In Fonner Case JACKSONVILLE, HI. (UPI)A court hearing to determine the mental competency of Barron Dean Fonner to stand trial for the murder of an Illinois Bureau of Investigation agent today was postponed until next Monday. Moran County Circuit Judge John B. Wright set the new date on a motion by three special prosecutors from the attorney general's office who said they were busy on a case in By ROBERT KIECKHEFER Chicago and would not be able SPRINGFIELD (UPI) — to attend the hearing. Gov. Daniel Walker today an- Fonner, 26, Jerseyville, is nounced a $624 million road- charged with the murder of Pe- j building program for fiscal 1974 Cleanup of debris from a windstorm which rampaged through the Galesburg area last Saturday night may take longer than was anticipated. Don Klein, a Galesburg street department foreman, said today that removal of tree limbs and branches is moving slowly. Work will probably continue into next week, he said. Gene Mendez, street department superintendent, said he ' plans to work crews on a 12- hour shift Monday through Friday and possibly Saturday until the debris has been cleared. Klein pointed out that removal of limbs and branches on private property is the responsibility of the owner. However, the department will remove that portion of storm debris which has fallen from private property onto city property, he said. Trees, which have fallen from city property onto private, property will also be removed by street employes, Klein added. THE FOREMAN said extra workers were employed over the weekend, adding .that the city now has the advantage of five or six temporary summer employes to help with storm debris removal. Numerous loads of branches and limbs have been cleared away already, he said. Another inch of rain fell on the Galesburg area Monday afternoon and early today. With the additional precipitation, the Rock Island District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today forecast a stow rise in the Mississippi River. William Koellner, a hydraulic engineer in the corps' water control section, said authorities anticipate a crest below flood stage within the next 48 hours at New Boston and Oquawka. The river, he said, should be at or below the 12-foot stage at Keithsburg within the same period of time. However this often occurs, he said. He pointed out that the corps' forecast is specifically for locks and dams but can be used for general purposes. At the present time the river is rising slowly at New Boston Lock and Dam 17 and ait Gladstone Lock and Dam 18, Koellner said. The tainted and roller gates at both locations have been raised above the waiter because the elevation of the river has exceeded the normal 9-foot operating depth, he explained. A sucession of violent wind and rainstorms which dumped more than five inches of rain at one point swept through southern and southwestern Illinois Monday night, leaving hundreds of homes and businesses without electric power. The National Weather Service reported that ^Quiney had 5.26 inches of rain in 24 hours. Effingham in south central Illinois reported an unofficial 3.1 inches, possibly more. The storm struck the Effingham area about 7 p.m. and continued at intervals nightlong. "It just wouldn't go away," said one resident. "Things were churning around like a giant washing machine.' Central Illinois Public Service officials said that so many wires were downed by the wind, or by fallen trees or limbs, that they could not reach all the points without power until well into today. Water poured over U.S. 45 north of Effingham. Gov. Daniel Walker unveils his fiscal 1974 highway construction and improvement program, the largest in the state's history. Calling for the expenditure of $624 million, Walker said Highway Spending a total of 799 miles of construction is planned for the year. This will include improvements on 646 miles of highway.' UNIFAX $624 Million Road Prog ram Unveiled ter Lackey, an IBI agent who was found stabbed to death in his auto on Nov. 27, about 36 miles east of Jacksonville. Fonner, a Vietnam War veteran, has been confined to the and dubbed it the biggest in the state's history and the largest in the nation this year. The plan calls for $491.4 million in work on state roads. Of that amount, $171.8 million will m m. btk. Illinois Security Hospital injgo for interstate highways and Chester since January under an|$319.6 million will be allocated order signed by'to noninterstate projects, including the supplemental free- the plan is "the largest high way construction and improve ment program in the state's history and the largest in the nation this year." Work in Progress However, Secretary of Transportation Langhorne M. Bond estimated that, because of the time lag involved in getting road projects started, only about 20 to 30 per cent of the "Ever since my walk through the state I have been very much aware of the great discontent among the people of Illinois about their roads." Walker said his plan lays primary emphasis on improvement of "our home-to-work, farm-to- market roads"—with twice as much money allocated to such arteries as during the previous year. The governor said some *5 Michigan Court Changes State Abortion Law LANSING, Mich. (UPI)-The Michigan Supreme Court today ruled unconstitutional Michigan's abortion law which permits the operation only to save the life of the mother. Basing its decision on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on abortion statutes, the court said abortions may be performed for any reason in Michigan during the first three months of pregnancy. Train Ilils Truck HILLSDALE, 111. (UPI) Charles Nitz, 41, and his son, Marty, 1G, Hillsdale, were kill- ad today when their truck was hit by a Rock Island Lines freight train at a rural Henry County crossing. jway system, for which $131.1 jmiilion is earmarked. _' The remaining $132.6 million will go for projects in Chicago and Cook County and for county and municipal work on which the state will award the contracts, Walker said. He told a news conference $624 million will actually bei64G miles of such highways will spent during fiscal 1974. But he'be marked for improvements, pointed out that work is already!including widening for 322 miles. in progress on $586 million contracts let under previous road programs. "This massive program reflects my pledge to assign a high priority to the improvement and replacement of our existing inadequate highways," Walker told a news conference.- The Entire System On the supplemental freeway system, Walker said, "I want to re-emphasize my statement of last week that we intend to proceed with the entire 1,950- mile freeway system as funds become available." He said, however, the $131.2 million Rev. John E." Lohan, who is leaving Galesburg after 23 years to accept the pastorate of St. Philomena's Church, Peoria, was honored at a reception at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Monday night. Rev. James Rickey was master of ceremonies and Sn- troducd Tony Gray, IHM trustee, Robert Peck, Knox County called for in his new program Educational Services Region will cover only 81 miles of the superintendent, Rev. Francis system. Oman, Institute of Charity, He did not specify when the Rev. Robert E. McDonald, who new contract lettings for the spoke on behalf of churches, supplemental freeway system Monsignor Robert Prender- will come. gast, former classmate, and The interstate program, the John Pollilo, who spoke on governor said, will include work behalf of parents and Catholic on Interstates 55, 57, 72 and parishioners. 474\ Each speaker congratulated Other projects included in the Fr. Lohan on his accomplish- program, he said, range from me n ts in th e community as local bridge-building work to a, P astor » educator and contribu new, $10.4 million program for' removing billboards from state highway right-of-way This is the first year the road program has been placed on a fiscal year basis. The 1972 pro gram officially expired Dec. 31, 1972, although work proceeded between then and now on con tracts already let. Reception Honors Fr. Lohan Leaving for Peoria Pastorate Ex-Stripper Tells of Vice in Saigon Villa CHICAGO (UPI)-A former Chicago strip tease dancer sobbed uncontrollably Monday while testifying in federal court about how she was forced into a career of prostitution in a ly, and strip tease dances, before Auler and Zemster recruited her and two other women to work in Vietnam. She described them as Chicago booking The defendants, Raymond Auler, Craig Poulter and Charles Zemster, are also charged with conspiracy. A fourth man, Robert Monagham, has already pleaded guilty and'agents, luxurious walled villa in Saigon.|a fifth, James Cotton, is a fugi- 1 w , lh . d . s . Renee Kocoa, 28, who now live last reported seen in East mKn iney drnVL(J ln ftdlgon ' works at a hot dog stand here, Berlin. M ' ss Kwoa sa ' d - UlL 'y wero was the first witness in the trial Miss Kocoa told a jury in the' taken to lhe Vl ,a > whlc ' h con ' of three men on charges of re- courtroom of District Court : [ aincd a "'tfhtclub called 'I he cruiting entertainers, dancers:Judge Richard L. McLaren that 0 ' flce * and strippers as part of a vice;she had been a dancer in Chi- scheme. jcago, specializing in go-go, bel-j In the course of a conversation with Cotton, who ran the club, Miss Kocoa said, Cotton Miss Kocoa said the villa was told her: "You don't think I surrounded by a wall topped brought you here for an Orien- with wire and broken glass, tal holiday." Assistant U.S. Attorney Allen She said she protested to|K. Lapidus told the jury of Auler, who allegedly told the| seven women and five men the Kirls "we weren't his problems .. . ... m " -women were recruited with a anymore ' promise of $2,000 to $3,000 a Cotton threatened to "mess month to work as entertainers up my face" and harm her in Vietnam for three months, family if she did not agree, jHe said the details of the op- Miss Kocoa said. She said shejeration would prove "lurid and did so. S 5110 ^' 1 ^" tor to many civic boards and projects. LETTERS of congratulations were read from Mayor Robert P. Cabeen, City Manager Thomas Herring and area legislators. Representatives of District 205 and pastors of area cnurches were among the group attending the reception. Mrs. Jerry Blumenshine presented Fr. Lohan with a gift on behalf of the Immaculata Guild. Fr. Lohan spoke briefly, expressing his appreciation for the cooperation he received during his years in the community, during which the northside parish and school were constructed. 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