Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 20, 1973 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, June 20, 1973
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2 Galesbuf !stjr-Md i I,., Galesburg, June 20> 1973 Weather and Rivet Li 111 78, widening and blacktop resurfacing 5.8 miles from 111. 8 west of Elmwood to 111. 116 east of Farmimgton in Knox and Peoria cotwuties, $470,000. —111. 167 and 180 from the west corporate limits of Vic- Gov. Daniel Walker's $624 million road program for the 3974 fiscal year contains comparatively few goodies for Gaiesburg and vicinity. The program* announced Tuesday in Springfield, dncludes a single project in (the City ofjloria to north of Williamsfield, Gaiesburg. This is a $280,000 6.6 miles of blacktop resurfac- undedaking to improve the in- ing, $360,000. lersection of North Henderson One In Warren County and Dayton streets. The program includes a single The project will involve con- project in Warren County. This slrucbion of left turn lanes by is the extension of the U.S. 34 widening Dayton Street for bypass from 111. 164 west of about a block both east and west Monmouth 1.35 miles to U.S. 34 of Henderson and extending the south of Monmouth, two and north-south median strips on four lanes of concrete pavement Henderson. Federal TOPICS I at an estimated cost of $500,000. lion. The other job is blacktop I seven ct other overpasses resurfacing of 12 miles of 111. highway structures, 4.5 miles of 94 from south of Bald Bluff to paving and additional land act\S. 34 at an estimated cost of quisltidn. $510,000. Otheur projects designated in Among projects scheduled for Peoflia County include $12.8 mil- Fulton County are these: lion expressway construction to mg funds (Traffic Operations Program to Increase Capacity and Safety) have been earmarked for tills project. Three other projects are listed for Knox County: —1-74, installation of comfort facilities ahd landscaping the rest park east of Spoon River at an estimated cdst of $925,000. The th- bypass around the n west side of the city has been completed and is open to traffic. Two projects are listed for The Henderson County. U.S. 34 west sharp of the curve on junction with 111. 164 south of Gladstone is to be relocated at —U.S. 136, 8.4 miles of widen- link I- 74 at Morton to 1-55 at ing and blacktop resurfacing be- I tocota* $4.5 million to the sub- tween Table Grove and west of 11 Duncan Mills, $750,000. —111. 97, five miles of wideb­ and resurfacing between Fairview and 111. 9, $500,000. 111. 116, nine miles of blacktop resurfacing between 111. 97 and the Chicago, Northwestern Railroad tracks in Farmington, $540,000. —Widening and resurfacing 5.6 miles of the secondary road (FAS 447452) f mm east of Ellisville to IU. 9, $580,000. Peoria and Rock Island counties fared better. More than $31 million has been earmarked for the 1-474 The a? City Tr.r.rNOfS; Fnlr nml cooler fn- today nt. A:.II A .m.. nrlw nt ft:32 p.m. nlflhi. Pnrlly «unny. miri J?1en«m> Prerinltnllon ..It of mi Inch nf mm. Thurarlay. Low tonight north, mid nnd upper south. Thursday 70s. Snt- ILLINOIS; Ffllr FrMny nnd urdny, Pnrlly cloudy Sunday. Low WflSTflHN 1LLTNOIS: Clcnr 1O|H0H. Hfffh Ms. partly cloudy find mild through Thursday. Low ton Iff lit mid or upper 50s. High Thursday 7S-A0, fUVfifl BTAOtS structure of the second bridge across the Illinois River at Pe* kin and $1.8 million for the Mc- Clugage bridge deck. Almost $2.25 million has been allocated for interstate highway projects alone in Rock Island, Henry and Bureau counties. An estimated $1.2 million will be spent on 1-74 for landscaping, bridge work, erosion control and rest park expansion. Another $1 million will go for wcrk on 1-80 bridges, rest parks, lighting, signs and erosion control. governor said the fiscal year 1974 program was the biggest in the state's history and the largest in the nation — $73.6 million more than was spent in Illinois last year. It calils for construction and improvements on a total of 799 miles. Particularly disappointing to Gaiesburg area motorists was the omission of any work on the proposed freeway between Monmouth and Gaiesburg south of U.S. 34, one of .the most heavily travelled highways in the state; improvements to III. 41 between Gaiesburg and Abingdon, and any mention of the proposed n onth-south freeway between Rock Island and Macomb Via Monmouth. The program will move Illinois toward completion of its interstate system and will im- move toward the state the any proposed TOWA: Partly cloudy with flcat- further tereel showers early tonight and supple- Mental freeways system ton ^w«t t tonl«ht. J*%$Rfa the plan Walktor originally pro* Thursday mid lot to few ao*< o&A in early May. Noon temperature LOCAL WEATHE* Walker, when he anrouiKedliow^ pubuqut** 10.7 fall l.Q Davonhort— IM Ml o .n Burlington— riaa o.i Keokuk—13,0 risft 0.2 lUinpy -ltya ripe q ,3 t. louin ^affl mi \M t . ARptttfdW^lM M ciuni# ugaUe^So.o fen 0,« ail estimated cost of $1.8 mil- Bypass at Peoria. This includes in the program. No timetable has been an-prove and upgrade many every- nounced for any of the projects day-type surface roads. But it is not designed to the plan Tuesdlay, said it included funds fior 81 miles of supplemiental freeways. He said that commitmiant was in line with his promise last week to go ahead with the full 1,950 miles of the freeway network originally proposed by former Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie when he secured passage of the 1971 transportation bond issue. Covers Only 50 Miles mum, 80; minimum, 63.) Sun row On South Side t, c Nursery School Gets Zone Grant The City Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday granted a condi- The plan itself, however, pro- fv™« , 1M nnMnH ,„„ tl ,t, nf iu„ e vides for construction of only "°" a J ^, *™? M ^ w 50 miles of the freeway system S^^ 8 ^^ ^ outlined in bis own plan earlier Tne schooI wilI be located ln .See 'Few (Continued on Page 3) a residential district at 883 E. If 1J > Engineer's Fears Turn Into Reality--But He Survives Oh By NORMA CUNNINGHAM (Staff Writer) Robert Thorne, like all veteran trainmen, lived with the (bought that someday, somewhere, his train might meet with a gasoline truck on some railroad crossing and . . . But, unlike luckier men who just live with that constant iread, the Gaiesburg engineer Me day saw his fear turn to burning realitv. And. unlike others, he lived to tell about it. "That's a dread you have from the day you hire out" Thorne, 53, said during a conversation at his home, 625 Brown Ave. "As far as I know, I am the only engineer who has survived a collision with a gasoline truck.'* But the horror of that experience and its aftermath are in- •t delibly etched in his eyes. Thorne gives much of the credit for his survival to the burns center at Cook County Hospital and the Illinois Trauma System, which lifted him by helicopter to the hospital. In the Beginning The nightmare started Sept. 20, 1972. Thorne was engineer on a routine run to Chicago early that day. Everything went smoothly until about 9 a.m. at Arlington, a small town on the Burlington Northern Railroad near Mendota. There are some details of the crash which Thorne cannot discuss because of pending litigation, but he does say, "Yes, I saw the gasoline truck as we approached the crossing." One long-time trainman said the day after the crash, "My God, how I feel for Bob Thorne. A hundred times I have seen a gasoline truck pulling up to a grade crossing as my train approached. You break out in a cold sweat and pray that he will get stopped." Thorne knew the crash had occurred when his Cab was engulfed in a sheet of flames. As he was trained to do, his first reaction was to set the air brake which threw the train into an emergency stop. He was thrown from his seat by the impact and ended up in the engine room of the train. "At least being thrown back there, I could breathe," he remembers. Walked Back The train came to a stop a r half-mile down the track, and Thorne and his fireman, Dennis Tripp, walked every step of the way back to the point of impact. "Sure, I knew I was buirod on the walk back, but I didn't know how bad," he remembers. Tripp, 22, was on his first run out of Gaiesburg after being transferred here. He lived less than 24 hours after the crash. An ambulance had been called and was waiting when the two men arrived back at the crossing. Personnel radioed ahead .and traffic was cleared to get the men to St. Margaret's Hospital at Spring Valley in the shortest possible time. 4 Thorne remembers well the 20-mile ride. "The pain was bad, but not as bad as later." Hospital personnel were concerned with saving Thome's See 'Engineer* (Continued on Page 3) we approve this parking lot everyone on North Henderson Street would want a parking lot/' Fred Emery, board member, said. The lot would be located in a single-family residential district and would measure 65 feet South St. The school had been [wide by 183 feet deep. The own- operating the past seven years ers have agreed, at the request at the First Church of the Naza- of a neighbor, that a fence be rene, Elm and Webster streets, constructed around the propos- Heating bills at the church, ed lot if the permit is granted, however, were too great to heat Two other conditional use per- a section of the building used mits were granted. The first will for the school, Mrs. Spires ex-allow a multiple family dwelling plained. in a 2-family district on East The board delayed action on Fifth Street between Cherry and a petition for conditional use Prairie streets. Petitioners were from owners of a dental practice Ronald L. Childers and William for a parking lot at 1172 Monroe J. Mansperger. St. Further opinions will be The second will allow the oper- sought from the City Plan Com- ation of an antique shop at 211 mission and the city manager|N. Cedar St. Petitioner was on the matter. Robert E. LovelL ft Ag Report Shoivs Revenue Shares Ineligible For Town's Narcotics Plan The federal revenue sftiaring I tractual services in the police budget for the Town of the City department. More Changes Another change in the town budget was the reduction in Crop Production, Farm Wag • Expected To Continue Rise of Gaiesburg was altered Monday night because of a legal question, Town officials orginally had f d S?t Uve °°f* ».°°! $7,983 for participa- J° $2 > 000 - Town officials decided in a multi-jurisdictional ™*«y was needed for le- nareoUcs • unit The'legality of S al fees » amM ® and P*lica- this was questioned because the J" 18 was ^t thought, a federal 01g . a Nelson » town clerk, ex- narcotics unit. P laAin fd- . A total of $21,406 in revenue budgeted tion will match the soybeans ing. will probably]could reach the hoped-for rec- substantially this WASHINGTON (UPI) crop production rise substantially tnis year while net farm income leaps to another new record of over $22 billion, Agriculture Department economists said today. Experts writing in a special Farm Outlook report added that booming livestock* feed U.S. I billion bushels and money grant for Revenue shares cannot be used not'been eair- on this type of matching basis snaies stai Has not teen ear according to guidelines from the ^f ked by town ^ Office of FedEral Revenue 9har- Harms ; assessor last week suggested the money be used to _ . , , purchase the oild Salvation Army Now the town has budgeted building on Soubh Cherry Street. prices have apparently dampened farmers' plans for expanding meat, milk and poultry production. They said report said, in spite of planting and other problems in- ? £ eluding fuel and occasional fertilizer shortages. Down a Bit However, the ord of 1.5 billion bushels, the , late " ia * mm *y under the heading However, Richard Burgland, public transportation. The town supervisor, said he was funds will go to the street city for not in favor of Harm's sugges- work. The tion. Officials have 24 months corn planting report also added, have go and bridge city in turn has listed $8,000 for fc;> allocate money obtained from the narcotics unit under con- revenue storing. beef and output would pork equal last year's total, with ex- second-half may fallen below the government's 74 million acre goal and "the lateness of the planting season of raises questions about both about acreage and yields." Gaiesburg Bus Firm Receives Revenue Assist From State Gaiesburg Transit, Inc. has pected from January through June. i Under Better w Circumstances tm j:u ' ,ll ;i ;i!#!i)!s " VI i.ji.'-j ii;- The last tij and e Robert Thorne, left, and Duane Sumner Moore, right, were together, Thorne burns 9 f was suffering from he received when his locomotive, right, crashed into a gasoline truck. Moore, a helicopter pilot with the state trauma system, transferred the patient to the Cook County Hospital "You look better today than you did when I last saw you," Moore told Thorne, (Register-Mail photos by Dale Humphrey.) II!'! i H n JJIUil'"' ii mi ml iiliS -ji i!' i til mm 5 I .ill ft hi i ••Wi 1 III! Ill 'II ^''"''ll'iv'JW/'lviiilllll'' -t «),':[,• I, -I 'l'lt'ilr, mm i-fi u "jf -ii-'f'-'iiiif, w I 'd i" nmw K^Mmm^M' M 11 wsmmm WlliHIIWifl^llllfl!!!!!'!!!!!!!'!! %H\ it \<k\U\\ [i ii iiii)!i:t 1 "I/" 'H' 1 i '111 .i ! Ei!'iii ii: I;- I ijillliillillg ,::|'!l If" 1 !iftl t iPil , ! t 'll|||lillI |l!Hifit|li;ii , i!- l •W% • i' ' '^'t^'i-'Mt #-l'ii 'i'ii ''7 ill ' »J r i J' '! I 1 .ititi iLllh' 1 '!!!'^"" ii'H-! if:', l h In II Mi i 1 iJi*li M'Mil n -'Oil i' %! • :i 111 "lite I ! i! Pi ft!!! !l l,' ll l The fuel situation was de- . . , production scribed as "touch and go" for f cm< £ $ i' 000 35 P a ^ payment gains balancing losses suffered harvesting wheat and other ^JTZ g fZ^^ small grains. There could be Nation Operation Grant program Catching Up problems this fall in harvesting the *** leglSllature The report said that although and drying corn, and prospec- planting has been late this year tive supplies of LP gas for dry- because of wet weather, farm- ing other ers are catching up and total concern. crops are causing planted acreage could expand "Corn drying occurs at about by 23 million acres with over-all the same time that demand for crop output up roughly 5 per LP gas for home heating in- cent from 1972. creases, and thus a real con- Corn production might hit the flict may arise over use," the government goal of a record 6 report warned. Bolloonists To Cross Lake h- In Preparation for Atlantic cede Michigan that the first solo CHICAGO (UPI) — Plans are under way in *the Chicago area for a weekend test flight across Lake Michigan that will pre* attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a bal}oon. A spokesman for Bob Sparks, who hopes to became the first transatlantic balloonist, said today that preparations are being Lake Michigan to test a propane heating system that may make the Atlantic crossing a reality. Clint Laird, promotion director for the flight, said Sparks and Mark Semich, codesignerlcrease Looking Up sitamjitm. u 4 Martin also said things look ?^J ^L,^™ favorable for obtaining state or in March. Another $1,100 is expected to be sent to the company after the state reviews a final financial report form submitted by Robert Martin, transit company owner. Martin plans to use the money for operating expenses such as materials, fuel, supplies and wages. Earlier this year the city allocated $3,000 for insurance for the company buses and a* subsidy of five cents a passenger a day until the number of passengers increases to 378 a day. Martin said today that business is actually down from last year according to his records. He added that if the gas shortage has a greater effect on the area his ridership will hopefully in- Marita plans to order two 21- passenger buses from Flxlble Co., Loudotnville, Ohio. They will be delivered about 90 days after the purchase is finalized. THE SCHWINN LAD US' SUBURBAN* and manufacturer of the 90-foot Fult Lake Michigan thia weekend to = aJ fuiS for two new buses made for a flight across litest the system. leaerai tunas wr two new ouses. n untv Ch icag * Ughtwifahtladlfi' frumt * EUganl tnamtl ffnlthfrfmmtd with gold 5 Speed *96.95 10 SpMd J ack # LEWISTOWN, The Fulton 111. County (UPI) -jfind Health Board voted late Tuesday night to stop the 400-ton-a-day shipments of sludge-^wet, treated into the county by the Sanitary District I of Greater Chicago. For newly two years the san- m sewage; Metropolitan m • itary district has been shipping Z the sludge by barge down the J Illinois River to Fulton County be stored in lagoops or m m m to a use for the abundant, tivity in those lagoons and send useless product and to reclaim acres of devastated strip mined land with the "liquid fertilizer." Stored in Pits in But the sludge has been sprayed on less than 400 acres. The rest is stored in two pits 230 acres large, dug 62 feet into the ground. We've stopped their opera tions for six months or so," Jim ii a product down here we consider sludge, then they can submit a resolution and they can start shipping the stuff down here again/ 1 The health board has said the product the sanitary district has been shipping to the county is \not digested enough to be called """sludge." # spread on p^rts of 10,000 acres * the district owns in the county. The purpose of the "Prairie Plan" project is twofold: to Masters of the Fulton County, "And before we'll let them Health Board said. "And if they j'ship sludge down here again want to bring that project up to\Masters said, "we'll have par, if they want to re-assess!clearer definition of what ] t a selves in a position so we know what's coming down here." Want 'New Evidence' The board's action specifically states all sludge shipments be halted until "new evidence is presented that odor and digestion levels are within acceptable limits." The sanitary district will be allowed to continue applying the sludge currently in the holding lagoons until Jan. J5, 1974. Masters said the board's action could be reversed ear to more than a dozen farmers and residents who live near the sanitary district's project. They have objected to the odor from the claim they lagoons which smells like everything from ammonia to tar, urine, burnt chicken feathers or a baby's blanket that hasn't been washed in si« months. Fear of Viruses ty project, Robert Carlson, admits, "if there's legitimate question about the project, it's viruses." The health board's main concern, however, was complaints of residents near the project and the results of their own samplings at the lagoons. The state Department of Transportation is reviewing his appli- • ukthmttw* $106.95 cation now, he said. About two weeks ago the state Indicated from ih« ••$/ rolling 27 Inch whoti Martin should be able to obtain to tht luxurious ton taddi*, tht nw the $34,000 necessary for the Scbwln/i Suburban J* a $v P $tb ffxam, buses but more detailed infor- pi« of modtm cyci* cfciign-77 ywn mation was needed. of Schwlnn know-how hav» gon» Into After the money is received JM* magnified W od,Jnt. slop in ctnd IM II, rid* U, end «n]oy tht thrll) of modern cycling. Evtry Schwlnn Ii at* ifmbUd, odjutffo*, and r#ady-J<KJdf- of no txlra chargt, WANTED Middleaged Complete control hotel retired . .. 1 -•—. we j court appeal, their operation and stop the ac-jdefine as sludge. We'll get our- by a Masters has been a listening One tost, taken between Other residents are concerned ^TV" M " y 2 ' sh0W< L d .,h,... ui tnat lnc ' "lurky, syrupy sub- about possible viruses in the :stancc , conlaine(J jn ; h(! '|^ 00n , s lagoons-the enigmatic virusesjhad high percentages of volatile that cause hepatitis and polio, acids, volatile solids and other The head of the Fulton Coun- chemical components. weekly. 8 hours Contact; MRS. MOONEY -4018 DAVE SCHWINN CENTER HENDERSON NORTH 4

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