Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 21, 1973 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, June 21, 1973
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Local Reaction Mixed on 19-Year-Old Drinking By WALT HALL (Staff Writer) A measure signed into law by Gov. Daniel Walker permitting the sale of beer and wine to 19 and 20 year-olds has met with mixed feelings from Galesburg officials and tavern owners. The measure will permit 19- and-20 year-olds in Illinois to purchase beer and wine after Sept. 30, 1973 — but not hard liquor. "Problems usually increase when either hours or age groups to which liquor is available are expanded," says Galesburg Police Chief James Frakes. Frakes cited a study in which the number of traffic deaths in Michigan increased significantly after the drinking age was lowered to 18. KNOX COUNTY Sheriff Raydor Peterson, however, was more optimistic. The new law should reduce the number of people being charged with liquor violations, said the sheriff. While Peterson said he personally does not endorse the new law he expects no significant change. There were many dire predictions when Hie county wont wet on Sundays, he said, but they never materialized. The strongest opposition voiced against .the new measure is from the Knox County Li­ censed Beverage Dealers Assn. headed by Ruby Walker. "We didn't want It,'* says Mrs. Walker. "What's to keep four persons, two over 21, and two 19-year-olds, from coming in and the 21-year-olds ordering, hi-balls and later exchanging them with the 19-year-olds who ordered only wine or beer?" The responsibility for insuring that underage persons are not served is the tavern owner's. He may lose his license for making a mistake, she said. ACCORDING to Mrs. Walker, the Illinois Retail Liquor Assn. lobbied against the measure while it was in the Senabe, and several members of the Knox County group wrote the governor asking him not to sip the bill. The Knox County group met on June 14, Mrs. Walker explained, but it was unable to come up with any solution to its problem. Packaged liquor sales to 19- and 20-year-olds should cause no problems, said Mrs. Walker. According to Galesburg City Manager Thomas Herring, (he City Council has neither discussed the lowering of die drink- class of licenses. Ho said, however, that the council has until Oct. 1, the date the new drinking age becomes effective, to enact any desired ordinance. When the time comes, says Ray Spets, operator of the Steeplechase Tap Room, it's going to be a problem, and the responsibility will be oh us — we will have to wait to see what goes on and take it from there." Idealism Urged by Simon At CSC Commencement , iPaiul Simon, former Illinois - lieutenant! governor, last night urged Caul Sandburg College , graduates not to become walk• img mummies, without moral ' fiber and dead to the world, but to use their education as a tool to climb tag reater heights. "I hope that idealism in this country will never be dead," Simon told the graduates dur- ihxg the hour-tag commencement at Galesburg High School auditorium. A total of 145 associate degrees and 99 certificates were awarded to students by A. Lewis Long, chairman of the board of trustees of the junior college. During a brief address to the graduating class, Simon said thaib opportunities for service are abundant. He cited hunger throughout the .world, financial support for education, crime prevention, the mentally retarded and working against cynicism in both state and federal government. "H we have learned anything tfrom Watergate, it is that our system works; that our system of checks and balances insures Paul Simon no mummies •us of good government so long as cynicism is' checked," said Simon. As an example of what one man with ideailism can do Si- "I challenge you to do the same," he said. "What is the chance we can build a better world? The only honest answer I can give you is that it is in your hands," said Simon. President Bltis Henson awarded the Student Achievement Recognition awards to Mil\ie Carr Ford and Stephen Goad. Mrs. Ford, a music major, and Goad, a transfer student who plans to major in journalism, were selected from 14 entrants as the two who have best demonstrated progress toward their career goails and shown leadership qualities through participation in campus and community activities. In addition to a certificate, they each received a $100 cash award from the program which is sponsored by the .Continental Bank of Chicago. The WaiU Street Journal Award, which is made to a graduating student in the area of business 'or economics, was awarded to Wayne Deal. The Gertrude L. Carney Nursing Award was presented to Mrs. Batty Overmohile Sohmltt, a mother of five children-. The award was presented by Mrs. Charles R. Wetherbee, of the Galesburg Cottage Hos- Weather and River Stages EXTENDED FORECAST ILLINOIS: Mostly sunny Satur* day. ParUy eloucfy Sunday and Monday. Low 40s-5os. High 80s-00s ILLINOIS: Pair and cooler to night. Friday sunny. Low tonight 50-58 north and central, 56-62 south High Friday Upper 70s or low 80s to WESTERN ILLINOIS: Clear partly cloudy and mild tonight and Friday. Low tonight 54-60. Hi| Friday 77-83. Tgh IOWA: Generally fair tonight and Friday. A little warmer Friday. Low tonight 50s. High Friday Upper 70s and low 80s. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 76; morning's low, 59. Sky clear. (Wednesday's maximum, 78; minimum, 56.) Sun rose today at 5:31 a.m., sets at 8:32 p.m. RIVER STAGES Dubuque—10.8 rise 0.1 Davenport—10.5 rise 0.9 Burlington—13.8 fall 0,1 Keokuk—12.5 fall 0.5 Qulncy—15.9 fall 0.3 Grafton—19.6 rise 1,1 Alton—21.0 rise 1.3 St. Louis—26.7 rise 1.9 Cape Girardeau—30.8 rls« 0.4 LaSalle—21.9 rise .1.0 Peoria—18.2 rise 0.6 Havana—16.6 rise OS Beardstown—17.9 rise 0.6 St. Charles—21.3 fall 1.8 Galesburg Blood Donations Total 168 Pints Wednesday Donors gave 168 pints of blood during a regular operation Wednesday at the Galesburg Regional Red Cross Blood Cen ter, 1640 N. Henderson St. Seventeen persons joined gallon clubs. They include: One-gallon — K. E. Breuer, 1508 Meadow Dr.; Eleanor Henderson, Gilson; Raymond Shawgo Jr., 433 Dudley St.; Hubert Swanson, Woodhull, and Douglas Tracy, 1261 Park View Circle. Two-gallon — Anna Jean Steck and Roy E. Steck of near Galesburg and Gale Field, 672 Beecher Ave. Three-gallon — Wilma Gamage, 594 Fifer St.; Noah D. Herrmann, Williamsfield, and Martha Sweat, LaFayette. Four-gallon — James J. Juli- ian, 174 Arthur Ave. Seven-gallon — Wayne Eng- strom, Cambridge; Goldie Higgins, 849 E. Beriren St.* and Mariann Walker, 277 N. Henderson St. , Eight-gallon — Don Light, 1538 Haynor St. Eleven-gallon — Robert W. Horaney, 104 Walnut St. Physicians on duty were Dr. Charles Ross, Dr. Robert Reed, Dr. Andrew Silensky and Dr. Gordon Ham. They were assisted by teen-agers and licensed registered and practical nurses. Local industry provided 38 donors including 14 from Gale Products, five from Gates Rubber Co., nine from Midwest Manufacturing Co., and 10 from Butler Manufacturing Co. The rural area sent 70 donors, Carl Sandburg College, four and Sears Credit Club, one. Wait a Week Board Defers Midland Action Student Achievements President Eltis Henson, left, presented Student Achievement Recognition Awards to Mrs. Millie Carr Ford and Stephen Harold Goad during the Carl Sandburg College commencement exercises Wednesday evening. Tapes of ISU Prexy Probe Stolen SPRINGFIELD (UPI) — Tape He said his secretary then recordings of an investigative discovered that the tapes were hearing on the Illinois State missing. They were made dur- University president's ho u s e ing a hearing conducted last have been 6tolen from a state'month by a legislative subcom- legislaitor's office. jmitiiee investigating financing The tapes apparently were j of the $192,000 home of ISU stolen Tuesday night, the same President. David Berio, who re- evening that file papers were cently resigned, taken from the Chicago Sun- Times legislative bureau in the [h& Qn]y mes {hQ c ' oimiiUee state Lapitoi. made, but he believes he can State Rep. Robert JuckettR-; lacementg f news Park Ridge> saiI in a speech on ti J ^ rec •the House floor Wednesday that ihearin^ janitors had found many legis- 1 lative offices unlocked when they arrived at work Wednes day morning. mon referred to Ralph Nader.'pital Board of Trustees Prison's Officials Confine Inmates As 'Precaution' PONTIAC, 111. (UPI) - Pontiac State Penitentiary officials say they have confined prisoners to their cells for an extended period as a precaution against a violent reaction to a new management system designed to break up inmate gangs. Allyn R. Sielaff, new director of the Illinois Department of Corrections, said Wednesday the prison's 620 inmates would be confined to their cells for a week or two and denied group activities such as movies and yard time. Meals will be served in cells, he said. 'We are going into a unit management form of operation," Sielaff said, "where programs will be available -to everyone, rather than a privi- eged few inmates." He said, "There was some question on the part of some inmates as to whether they would be accepting this new plan. Our decision was to move a master key, one of which was;them inside as a precaution." The awards are for progress toward student career goals and leadership in campus and community activities. (Register-Mail photo by Dale Humphrey.) Hearing Will Be Scheduled On Dayton-Henderson Work stolen last month. The Chicago Sun-Times bu- The new system involves separate administration of three cell houses at the prison and, reau, located across the street; unc j er the plan, there apparent- from the state office building in j y w JU De i ess mixing between, the state Capitol, was rifled inmates of the cell houses. Tuesday night and some papers | «w e are striving for better relating to an insurance inves- : r oa lance anc j control," Sielaff ligation were apparently stolen. Laid. "Some inmate privileges Bureau Manager Burnell Hei-have extended beyond what necke said he found many of they should have." his files in a wastebasket outside the office when he arrived Cabliir Kill<(l at work Wednesday. He said EAST ST. LOUIS, 111. (UPI) — the door to his office, which Charles Finney, 58, a driver for was locked by staff members the Regal Cab Co., was found Tuesday evening, was apparent-shot to death Wednesday, au- A hearing will soon be scheduled to review improvements proposed for Henderson, Dayton and Fremont streets with federal TOPICS funds (Traffic Operations to Increase Capacity and Safety), James Morrow, director of public works, said today. This is the first TOPICS project to be approved for the city. The hearing date has not yet been set but Morrow hopes it will be in about 30 days so the project will be completed by the end of the construction season, which usually ends in early December. The total cost of the project is $302,500. The city will contribute $89,000 from motor fuel tax funds, the state will take care of 25 per cent of the cost and TOPICS funds will cover 50 per cent. Improvements include installing left turn lanes on North Henderson' Street to regulate turns into Northgate Lanes, Western Store Inc., Doyles Furniture Store and the Community Bank and the shopping. area nearby. Individuate owning these businesses will pay for the left turn lanes, Morrow said. Henderson Street will be widened from 575 feet north of Dayton St. to 220 feet south of Sanborn Street. Dayton Street will be widened from Henderson Street 375 feet east. Fremont Street also will be widened from 400 feet west of Henderson Street to 375 east of Henderson Street. Other changes will include channelizing Dayton Street at Henderson Street. with painted pavement markings, ripping out the channel on Fremont Street and replacing it with a painted channel and revising the location and timing of traffic signals at the intersections. By NORMA CUNNINGHAM (Staff Writer) The Knox County Zoning Board of Appeals Wednesday deferred action on a Midland Coal Co. petition to rezone land in Copley Township from farming to heavy industrial. Meeting at the St. Augustine Village Hall, the board agreed to delay a decision until next week after Robert Masterson, Knox County zoning administra- or, reported that Friday will be the deadline for the firm to ile is intent to comply with county reclamation standards. The board last month reaf- irmed its stand on reclamation standards more than a year ago. The board gave the coal company until June 22 to file its intent to comply with the standards. The mining firm had filed the rezoning petition to enable construction of a new processing plant in Copley Township as part of a $16.5 million modernization program at the mine. Petition Denied Also yesterday the board de nied the petition of Rodger Olson for a change of zoning from rural residential to restricted industrial in Walnut Grove Town- shin. Olson filed the petition last month on behalf of ihe Altona Grain Co., to enable the grain comoany to buy two lots on which a house now stands, remove the house and contstruct a new warehouse. A crowd of Altona residents gathered at the Kufus Building to protest the traffic, noise and oollution allegedly caused by the firm and asked that no further expansion be permitted. The board's denial of the petition was based on Its belief that the elevator owned sufficient land to construct the warehouse and on the number of objections to the petition. Other Action In other action, the board agreed to stand by its original decision to deny the request of Charles Smith to locate a mobile home in a farming district in Victoria Township. The board turned down the petition a month ago after several objectors protested. In a letter Smith indicated he felt he had been unjustly treated. Dean Stone, mobile home salesman, spoke on Smith's behalf, pointing out that he has. been given 10 days to vacate his present farm which was purchased by Midland Coal Co. some time ago. In further action, the board: — Approved the request of Daniel L. .and Nancy Jean Kirchgessner to rezone 22 acres southwest of Abingdon in Indian Point Township from farming to rural residential. Kirchgessner said he plans to subdivide the land, which is located a quarter-mile west of the Abingdon corporate limits. — Approved the request of Ernest Tolbert to local a mobile home in Elba Township. There were no objectors. — Granted the request of William Burford for a zoning variance to permit a 25-foot reduction in setback requirements in a farming district in Rio Township to allow the construction of a farm building. District 205 Property Sale Gets Approval The sale of two properties owned by School District 205 was approved Wednesday night by 'the Knox County Board, of School Trustees. Illinois Investments Growing At Fastest Rate in History He said legislative offices are normally locked at night, but all of them can be opened with|ly opened by the intruder. I thorities said. 1 ST. CHARLES, 111. (UPI) Illinois' investments have been earning money during the current fiscal year at the fastest rate in history, state Treasurer Alan J. Dixon said today, and may produce more than $70 million by the time final figures are tallied. Dixon said investments made by his office, through May, had earned a total of $65.4 million— $2 million more than the record figure for a complete year, set in 1971. The fiscal year ends June 30. Dixon said investment returns for May also topped the old record for a single month—$5.1 million as opposed to the previous high of $4.6 million in August 1970. By the time complete figures are available for fiscal 1973, Dixon said, earnings likely will total more than $70 million, of which some $47 million will go into the general revenue fund "I firmly believe that the cash management projection program—which permits the most efficient investment of all available moneys for the longest period possible—is to a great extent responsible for the record-breaking earnings," Dixon said. "I am proud of our accomplishments in this area 'as these earnings represent moneys that help reduce the tax outlay of our Illinois citizens." Dixon spoke before the Du- Kane Valley Council. The action gives the district's Board of Education the authority to sell the former Wataga Grade School to the Village of Wataga for $100 and a 7-acre tract of land in Galesburg to the city for $27,000. The land in Galesburg is located north of East Fremont Street and one block east of Russell Avenue. Authorities said the two proper- tie.'? are no longer needed for school purposes. In other action, the Galesburg Sanitary District was granted an easement to construct a storm sewer near Galesburg High Schol. The school board has asked the sanitary district trustees to provide the school district with a hook-up to relieve flooding around the high school drive during heavy rains. Trustees approved transfer of a small section of land from Knoxvillo School District 202 to Valley School District 4. The pelition for transfer was submitted by Mr. and Mrs. Terry Lee Wilcoxen, Maquon. Pekin Man Shot Three Times By Chicago Gunman CHICAGO (UPI) - For the second time within a week, a Chicago visitor who became lost while motoring on the city's South Side has been shot and critically wounded when he stopped to ask directions. Clement Campbell, 52, Pekin, an accountant for Caterpillar Tractor in Peoria and a father oif 12, was shot and critically wounded Wednesday night when |tie stepped from a car driven bj his niece, Nancy Rinderknecht, 22, to ask directions. Two of his sons, Kevin, 12, and Stephen, 10, were in the back seat of the car. Campfoefll stepped from the oar in the 3600 block of South Michigan and one of three men loitering near the Michigan Inn Motel began taunting him as he asked directions back to an expressway. One shot him three times. Michael Reese Hospital said he underwent surgery to remove three bullets from his abdomen and was in serious condition today. Ozark Air Pilots Seek City Help in Ending Mechanics' Strike Bv ANDREA FERRETTI Iceed with more meaningful m-'.heon m*>anint,fni H*. ok--. ,.\.>; m • , . • . - u •. ... ..... By ANDREA FERRETTI (Staff Writer) Two Ozark Airlines pilots Wednesday asked city officials to help end a 64-day mechanics' strike which has halted service in Galesburg and 61 other cities in 15 states. Mayor Robert C'abeen and City Manager Thomas Herring told the .pilots, members of the Airline Pilots Assn., they would write on behalf of the community to ask the president of Ozark and president of the Mechanics Fraternal Assn. to pro-) eeed with more meaningful negotiations. City officials said they will also write senators, congressmen and the Civil Aeronautics Board. "The leadership of communities affected by the strike can help bring both parties to resolve the problem," said Bill Stoudt, one of the pilots. Stoudt said he did not believe negotiations in Washington or any negotiations between the ah'lines and mechanics had been meaningful. He als-> claim-'were asked by Ozark to bid for ed the airlines does rot always'flight schedules and resume lose money in such a strike, 'flying June 21; the pilots re- Injunction Seen | fused to cross picket lines. An injunction may be issued! A score of pilots from the against the pilots Friday to^m^,^ association are go- force some 21 men to fly the . , ... limited flight schedule proposed m ° from ^omrnuraty- to commu- by Ozark. The pilots all along njl y to seek hel P and ex P iaUl have said they feel like pawns why they will not resume fly- in the matter. ing. . Stoudt said that of the 21 pi- j, n lots asked to fly the limiiod , IUUWIS aim ucueu mnuon flights about 12 will cuiuent, wwlt trough a lWWay strike | before taxes, according to con- 'despite the injunction. The pi-hi which limited flight service! se rvytive estimates, Stoudt said. Lots with tiie highest seniority,had been resumed in the early' "It was the only carrier in days of the strike. Stoudt claims the temporary flight service prolonged the strike. Highest Return Northwest was flying planes to cities with the most air traffic. And the airline had the highest return on investment of any airline during the year of its strike, according to an airline management publication. It con- N^tihwest Airltaesi d " cte(I 29 per cent of its operations and netted $17.9 million the country which made mon- jey," Stoudt claimed. The reason airlines can make money while on strike is because of a mutual aid pact between all carriers except Delta and Allegheny. The pact provides that airlines contribute 35'50 per cent of normal operating expenses plus one per cent |of operating revenues to an airline involved in a strike. Last March Civil Aeronautics Board examiner Arthur S. Present said the mutual aid idea jmay prolong strikes because it allows a weak airline to obtain short-term benefits. It also means that airlines contributing to the struck carrier may be weakened, he said. Pact Source The mutual aid pact comes from a group called AIRCON, Airline Industrial Relations Conference. It was designed to; strengthen airline leverage at the bargaining table. "It's a strong group," Stoudt See 'Ozark'(Continued on Page 3) BERL JEWELERS Watch Cryitqli Replaced in 30 Minutes. Official Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Time Inspector 314 E. MAIN ST. Located EUa Marie Shop 0 »

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