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I June 25, 1973 By NORMA CUNNINGHAM (Staff Writer) Knox County Circuit Court will be asked to grant an injunction stopping further action to establish a county on 1 and owned by Ftoyd Grant in Sparta Township. Donald Stoffd, Wataga Village Board attorney, told tihe Register-Mail this morning that he had been instructed to pre p a r c the injunction which, if granted, would prevent the county from continuing with plans to get the site Approved for landfill use. The Knox County Board June 11 approved the expenditure of up to $7,000 for tests and engineering which would be a prerequisite for Envi- ronmential Protection Agency approval of the site. A spokesman for the Knox County Highway Department said today that preliminary surveying on the site was completed Saturday, but the engineering firm of Dailey & Associates, Peoria, has not completed i ts ph ase o f the work. JOHN ROBBINS, Wataga mayor, said the decision to take legal action was authorized by the Village Board at a June 4 meeting. "The board voted then that if we felt it was necessary, we could go ahead with legal action,'* he said. Roibbins said he has filed petitions bearing the signatures of 95 per cent of Watiaga residents objecting to the esr taiblishment of the landfill at the proposed site. The mayor said that people of the area are angry about the proposal and feel the site should be established at a location .which is not so close to a community. "That site is only a quarter-mile away from Firemen's Park/' Robbins said. John Carlson, R-lst, landfill committee chairman, said create the village and would at the June 11 county board meeting that drainage ami prevailing winds were away from no problem for the community. ONE OF three persons who attended the June board meeting to protest the site charged that John Sutor, R-4th, was not representing the who elected him. people Sutor this morning said the charge is not ture. "It is true that I am a township supervisor, but I am also a county board member. I was elected to both jobs separately," Sutor pointed out. He is also a member of the landfill committee. "Yes, I voted for the landfill at the proposed site. It is the best site that the committee knew to be available. There isn't a square foot of ground in this county that someone wouldn't protest if you contemplated putting a landfill there," Sutor said. Several objectors have proposed that the site be moved to the stripmine area near Victoria. "We considered the stripmine, but the City of Galesburg was against that because of the distance involved," Sutor said. "Since the city is the largest user of the landfill, they have to be given consideration. You must also consider the distance for Knoxville and Abingdon residents to the stripmine area," he commented. SUTOR conceded that problems at the present site may have contributed to misunderstandings of the proper operation' of a sanitary landfill. "If the life of the present landfill site was not so close to expiration, the state wouldn't allow it to stay open. That has to change. If the landfill does go into Sparta Township, you can be sure that I would be right up at that board meeting hollering about conditions if it wasn't operated right." "I have had only one call objecting to the landfill site. I'm available to discuss reasons behind the committee's decision, and I wish if someone knew a better site that was available, they would speak up," Sutor said today. RICHARD Burgland, R-lst, County board chairman, said the proposed site was chosen with thought and approved by the board, "The landfill site has to be someplace unless you're going to shoot your garbage to the moon," he slated. The chairman said he inspected the petitions found signatures of some persons who are wt Wataga residents. Burgland said it is his opinion that a vote of the board would show its members to still be in favor of the Sparta Township site. "I think the board members would say, 'Go ahead,'" he said. has and !•• [/iMfi'iii-;'! • " i : hi- . . • • • :m " .MI:!': 1 •i'' ,i t!!i ':,i 1 .it> ,, .M!:' ••• -M lij.'l i' I V.'l'!:,!' 1 !..''! :,V--::;;i|!;|i l :!!!'i!:i«i'. . i'i'i:',!^.!!!;;;!!!!)!., . 4 The REO Thing* Paul W. Lingwall and the 1926 REO model E Roadster he has owned for 47 years. The car, on display Saturday at the Knoxville flea market and antique oar show, is believed to be one of only three left in the U. S. Ling- wall paid about $1,200 for the car in 1926 and drove it on his honeymoon to Canada. Also on display with the REO were 13 other antique cars belonging to members of the Western Illinois Antique Auto Club. • m EPA Grants Extension of Deadline ch ar ~Z re Local. i\ For Galesburg Sewage Plant Upgrade tJnder Study Shines O AO WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Misconduct Charges cal Man 9 ue Car as REO By ANDREA FERRETTI (Staff Writer) A time extension for completion of tertiary sewage treatment plant improvements in Galesburg has been granted by the Environmental Protection Agency, G. W. Henderson, superintendent of the Galesburg Sanitary District, has learned. The EPA action stretches the deadline for completion of tertiary treatment capability to June 14, 1974. "The big thing about this time variance is that it gives us time to do a good job oh the treat- in ent plant,'' Henderson said today. The plant improvement is needed to comply with EPA regulations passed in 1968 which say effluent waste (discharge from the treatment plant) must "Under the new regulations J 1974 the district will request an-|ber of this year/' he said, you must treat sewage to al-other time extension of a year. District officials had thought most drinking water quality," The entire project is scheduled a belt line sewer around the Henderson said. to be completed in July 1977. northwest section of Galesburg In 1967 the district made elab-put the EPA can only grant could not be constructed until orate plans to update the plant tjme extensions on a yearly ba- the variance was granted. They for the standards nawH thaf " sis alter reveiwin § quarterly thought that if the variance was tor tne standards passed tha reports to see that the district granted the district would then year. After the work was well h s progressing with construction be able to obtain a federal grant underway it was learned the according to the project comple- to construct the sewer to serve district would again have to Hon study. the new St. Mary's Hospital, upgrade the plant to comply One reason the EPA granted Carl Sandburg College and Lake with 1968 ^andards L time extensi Henton !storey area. Deadline Set , . , t1 ' „. The EPA said the new reg u-l tx P Iamed > was ,that EPA oblations had to be met by De- well By WALT HALL. (Staff Writer) In 1926 Paul W. Lingwall, 749 his first cember 1973. However, this could not be done because no money was available to begin new plans when the 1968 standards became apparent to the district in November 1971, And the district had engineering cials believed the treatment pJamt was well operated and that the effluent waste at this time has little adverse affect on Cedar Fork Creek. There's More The variance will also allow construction permits to-be grant- But within the last 60 days, Henderson said, the federal government decided to award grants of this sort on the basis of a state priority list. Galesburg is 134 on this list and to Henderson's knowledge the number reached last was 76. He speculated the northwest sewer belt line probably could nfiLbS-.conipJfited^thisJiiscalyear problems which further stalled ed for other santiary. district .be treated to Jcc*p the anwr^ plant , projects, Henderson said. _ cement at a level which of lack"of funds." He pollute the stream into which it Friday will allow the district all probability no more construe- said it was possible that Gales- flows. In .this case the stream is to do a $100,000 pilot plant study tion permits by the state would burg's number on the priority Cedar Fork Creek. this year. Then prior to June have been, granted after Decern- list would be reached next year WASHINGTON (UPI) Navy said today it had received misconduct charges filed by a former POW against two of the highest - ranking prisoners!Johnston St., bought of war released by North Viet- automobile — a 1926 REO to- nam. , day. 47 years later, he still "The charges were mailed to drives the same car. the Navy secretary's office last Lingwall bought the car when week by Rear Adm. James B. he started to work at Galesburg Stockdale, 49, Coronado, Calif. Post office anc * dr °ve it until They arrived at the Pentagon 1956 when he P ut jt in storage today. (Stockdale is a native of ° n a nearb y farm - When he re " tired in 1969 he went to the Th i ng 9 Roadster with a T-6 engine, F-,offers from people wanting to buy the car, "but I don't want j untyPrepares Mining Halt Order Abingdon, 111.) Two Notified "The charges have been received and the people charged now have to be notified," said a spokesman for Navy Secretary John Warner. He refused to provide any more information until notification had been made. Defense. Department sources reported Friday, however, that the men charged were Marine Lt. Col. Edison Wainwright Miller, 41, Tustin, Calif., and Navy Capt. Walter E. Wilber, 43, Columbia Cross Roads. Pa. farm, fired it up, and drove it into town. Lingwall felt that restoring the car to near original condition would give him something to do during retirement. The REO, is a Model E Sport head motor. The steering wheel and paneling are black walnut and the car is painted yellow and black. It is believed to be one of only three left in the U.S. today, Lingwall said. 'Initial' Plan The REO was made by the REO Motor Car Co., formed by Ransom E. Olds, who made gasoline engines during the 1880s and '90s. Olds had a disagreement with his partners manufacturers of Oldsmobiles and pulled out. Since he couldn't call his cars Olds, he called them REO's, after his initials, Lingwall expalined. Lingwall has received many to sell,* he tells them. He has steadfastly refused to place a value on the car because someone around might be able to meet the price he set, Lingwall said. The car also has sentimental value for Lingwall — he drove it on his honeymoon from Galesburg to Windsor, Canada. LingwalFs car was one of 14 vehicles on display Saturday at the flea market and antique auto show sponsored by the Knoxville Business Assn. and the Western Illinois Antique Auto Club. Weather and River Stages 4 Midland Coal Co. today was expected to be ordered to halt further mining operations in Knox County. Robert Masterson, county zoning administrator, said this morning he was preparing the cease and desist order, which will be sent by registered "mail. "Knox County's zoning is still applicable unless the courts say we are wrong," Masterson said this morning. He said he had checked with legal counsel to make sure he was within his bounds in issuing the cease and desist order. Masterson pointed out that last Friday was the deadline for Midland to file a statement of intent to comply with county zoning and to post a performance bond of $1,000 an acre as required in the county's regulation. The Knox County Zoning Board of Appeals last July set reclamation standards requiring surface mining firms to stockpile the top six feet of overburden for replacement, to restore the land to its original contour and to post a performance bond of $1,000 an acre. MIDLAND asked re-hearing on the county's ruling, claiming it was not financially feasible. The re-hearing convened in September 1972 and concluded in March 1973. The KCZBA in May decided that the regulations would stand as they were drawn with minor exceptions. Midland Friday filed suit against the county charging that the reclamation standards were unreasonable and un- necfessary as well as being commercially impracticable. In deciding to order Midland to cease operations, Masterson cited Chapter 34, Section 3160 of Illinois statutes which states that if there is land or structures being used in violation of county zoning ordinances, the county may institute proceedings to stop the violation. ASKED WHAT the next step would be if the mining firm chose to ignore the cease and desist order, Masterson said he would seek an injunction to close down the operation on behalf of the county. Masterson had no comment this morning on the county's next step in response to the Midland suit. He said he had conferred with State's Atty. Donald C. Woolsey about the case this morning. "We may have a statement by tomorrow," he commented. ILLINOIS: Tonight partly cloudy and warmer with chance of showers and thunderstorms north and central. Tuesday partly sunny with chance of showers and thunderstorms north and central, mostly sunny, hot and humid extreme south. Low tonight 66-76. High Tuesday mid 80s to mid 90s. WESTERN ILLINOIS: Chance of thunderstorms intermittently to. night and Tuesday morning. Becoming partly cloudy Tuesday afternoon. Low tonight mid to upper 60s. High Tuesday near 90. IOWA: Showers and thunderstorms east tonight; partly cloudy and cooler west. Tuesday partly cloudy; not so warm south. Low tuitonight 50s north and west. 60s antiwar Statements tO tne JNorullsouth and east. High Tuesday 80s. Wilber and Miller were fighter pilots held by the North Vietnamese with Stockdale in the Hanoi Hilton prison camp. Both men charged held antiwar views in prison, and Wilber has acknowledged making Vietnamese without being tortured. Downtown Improvement Proposals Will Be Viewed by Plan Commission Counties' Split Of Tax Told During Month Knox County government has been allotted $16,010 as its share of state income tax money collected in May, according to Frank A. Kirk, director of the Illinois Department of Local Government Affairs. Totals for the county's muni- include LOCAL WEATHEK Noon temperature. 75; morning's low. 61. Sky cloudy. (Sunday's maximum, 82; minimum, 69; Sat­ urday's maximum, 86; minimum, 60.) Sun rose today at 5:32 a.m., sets at 8:33 p.m. EXTENDED FORECAST ILLINOIS: Fair Wednesday, becoming partly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms Jate Thursday and Friday. Highs 80s north, upper 80s and lower &0s south. Lows mid 60s to low 70s. , RIVER STAGES Dubuque—9.8 fall 0.1 Davenport—8.7 fall 0.6 Burlington—12.1 fall 0.2 Keokuk—10.1 fall 0.2 Quincy—13.2 fall 0.3 Grafton—17.6 fall 0.!) Alton—17.8 fall 0.0 St. Louis—22.6 fall 1.2 Cape Girardeau—30.6 fall 0.8 LaSalle—18.9 fall 1.0 Peoria—18.5 fall 0.2 Havana—17.1 fall 0.1 Beardstown—18.8 rise 0.2 St. Charles—17.6 /all 0.3 Guild to Sponsor Blood Donor Day Cottage Hospital's Service Guild will sponsor a blood donor day for the Galesburg Regional Red Cross Blood Center at the hospital Thursday from 7 a.m.- 6 p.m. Mrs. David Beck, who is in charge of the operation, said that blood supplies are urgently needed, in area hospitals. "The only way blood is available when it is needed is through the contribution of concerned citizens," Mrs. Beck pointed out. She urged area donors to come to the hospital during Thursday's operation. Bakalis Files Suit To Regain Moline Man Impounded Education Funds Charged With CHICAGO School Supt (UPI) Michael State Bakalis 000 school children has been cut | Shooting Dea th Bakalis said the state so far MOLINE, 111. (UPI)-Robert Galesburg, $4,943; Al- Donwtown Galesburg may un- .4 n f . . A*. i 1 L 0f i" street P arki "g intersection of Main Street! The plan commission also will dergo. first steps toward trans-spaces be added on a proposedland Cedar Street or West or,.„„•, omn,ss]on aJ f will formation this November parking lot extension at Sem-! Academy streets oSrtto 7 1 I 8 preliminar y P Iat of Proposed improvements to the inary and Ferris streets. The date would be September 1975 res ' to b(i l(Kiitcd west central! business district recom-;completion date for this is sug-: _ Land be acau | rNl „ nd praf ,V of Hiin(i ^ Avenue betwe en North mended by the Galesburgjgested as Nov. 15, 1973. ! e ° cc l mrea ana 8 raclc and Losey streets. The owners Downtown Council will be con-; ^ gnalizaUon and turningi~?l„ b ! . C ~ dRa f, 1 ^J7f f d ^ ne ^ Kau- hr;ul plat of section one of this made to the 1-wav couole bv i- uuu cros * in & at East Main subdivision also will be con^ 'June 80 1974 by !.SIreet and the Santa-Fe cross- sieved. for. ' 9 iing on West Main Street. The A final plat of Lakeside Sub- the past few months have made! ~the 1-way couple system be date for completion would de-division, extension one, on visits to Danville, Urbana^f tended , east to Chambers;pend upon the availability of South Lake Storey Road will ro- . w and Decatur to,"-; eet \ The group also seeks the federal and state assistance, cdve commission attention. It study downtown malls in those extej '^on of the 1-way couple The group is hoping for its is owned by Helen J Packing- cities. The group also met June west from the Public Square to coir cipalities $45,583; Abingdon, tona, $680; East Galesburg, $885; Henderson, $263; Knoxville, $3,680; Maquon, $469; Oneida, $914; Rio, $233; St. Augustine, $256; Victoria, $553; Wataga, $715; Williamsfield, $693, and Yates City, $1,055. Area county totals include Fulton County government, $15,206, and Avon, $1,272; Ellisville, $172; Fairview, $754; Farmington in half. said today his office has filed suit against the Nixon adminis-ihas lost, or stands to lose, $38 McCa,lun1 ' 33 » Moline, was tration in an attempt to force {million to $40 million in federal char ged with murder and at- reiease of $2 million in federal funds because of impoundment tem Pted murder today in the funds for Illinois. by the Nixon administration, shooting death of his father-in- Bakaiis said at a news con- He said his office decided to ,aw ancl the alleged attempted ference that the money, ap- file suit to regain tihe $2 million shooting of his estranged wife. /i jn fum j g usgd ^ p UrC hase Police said Leana McCallum equipment because il it is the had been living with her father, clearest case cf illegal withhold- Walter Stavely, 60, for five and Welfare becauss it was not ! ing. u weeks pending a divorce from in the President's budget. i Tha suit was filed before the McCallum. Officers said on The funds, Bakalis said, were; U.S. District Court for Northern (Sunday night McCallum visited the Stavely home, killing the older man and attempting to shoot his wife. She was not in- proved by Congress last year, has besn impounded by the Department of Health, Education to be used to buy eq u ipm snt 1 111 i no is in Chicago. Bakalis said for schools and to concluc t ! Arkansas and Kansas have sim- !teacher training workshops, jilar cases pending. These are not frill funds/ 1 j "This is one small part ofijured. Bakalis said. "They are used tojthe constitutional crisis that fulfill the most important func-jnow exists between the execution of education — improving|tive and legislative branches of ADVERTISEMENT sidered at a meeting of the City I r adi^^^^om ^minJ?^ 1 the Burlington Northern Plan Commission Tuesday at-"I!rri" s A . es A g ? *»"P">vements be road 7 30 p.m. Downtown businessmen Champaign group 6 with state highway department officials. mpletion by September 1978. lum. Henderson County government,! $5,123, and Biggsville, $491; j J^^TI Gladstone, $432; Lomax, $709; llVfjfX Media, $226; Oquawka, $1,698;! Raritan, $258, and Stronghurst.l $1,050. | Henry County government, 1 $20,106, and Alpha, $968; Bishop! 60-D BATTLE (UPI)- ay you re going deaf? a - j ! Chicago, III. - A free offer to OSCS UJ) J speclal interest t() those who n ^t. ' I hoar but ^ not understand t veeze Giicd 1 * 0 ^ has been announced by CKKEK, At the commission meeting Tuesday a layout of a miiii-malJ Alt Beltone. A non-operating model , r , .. _ Mi^h j from its customers, such as Kel-°* l he smallest Belfcooe aid ever » i V , , said |l°gg. are frozen but the price of will be given absolutely today mat an Indianapolis sup-iraw corn from farmers was not fre€ 10 anyone answering this plier has closed operations andlfrozen under Nixon controls. |advertisement. 'freeze. j plant posed ao threat to the The priority list suggests that: -Ferris Street be made 1- Northern Hailroad freight train edge ona Man Unhurt in Cur-Train Crash v.m, w will he reveiwed and a Mtf of 7i -y e ' dv ^ Altona man es-;Nelson told deputies he did not wants to close two of the cross -IW .651, and Prairie City, $791; Mriorittes cSSd«»3 01 ca P e d injury Sunday when his see the train coming because of ings, and upgrade the rernain-|Mercc-r County government, ,„ „ _ . t 1L 1 - ' w l,u * car was hit by a Burlington ! ' ;a,i weeds surrounding the cross- ing two, including installation ofi*9.805, and Aledo, $4,176; Joy,! A Kellogg spokesman said thej K . eUo 68 Lo - but other suppliers 'ng. -safety equipment. j$644; Keithsburg, $1,050; North j Evans Milling Co. of Indiana- k S ° are c ; x P ected to shut down way, westbound and Simmons'at a crossing on the north edue Tne misna P- whicn occurred Oneida officials maintain that (Henderson. $308; Seaton, $315; polis closed operations Satur- f CCM:,e ot tne lreeze Street 1-way, eastbound. The 1- of Oneida 11 5:49 P-'"- accented a con- j|1 four crossings are necessary;Viola, $i,J88, and New Windsor, day, laying off 130 workers for! way streets would be designated Authorities said Fvan F Nd "'oversy between the Buriiii"- m !f, f hou } d b(J "P8 radcd - .$908; J'eoria County government.an indefinite period. The Jndi- Another Heuriiiu as U.S. 150 and would divert son drove his car onto the tracks (on Northern Hailroad -ml f l f m \ acc,dent ^n^y $47,042, and Brirnfield, $915 and anapolis company occasionally Main before he w-m ; L »r, \ r .Kn r»„ i i J . , '"'bulled in heavy damage to his-Kimwood. $2,529, and Warren supplies th Street. If the state approves the p aching a 'wa" backm' >' ?tk4Kf'"he Z-V^' k , "\ , Kn £"T m " 1C ,rai " w ^ Cou,,ty ' " ^designation, a target date for W ,„e ad crSg wl en Oneida ™,<g, f . M. Jtecd. 571 N. Seminary Alexis $1,188; Kirkwood, $1,020 completion is Nov. 1, 1973. the front of his car L hit. U t u Iroad has indicated it is 34 " ^ ''^ nl Y ^.W73; Monmouth,'dent of Evans Milling Co.; said ifiml last"vea"r Vr ^m" hc7 job 'Js UI 11 l " V * 1J -« 44 - a " d Kosevillc, $1,395. ithe prices the company receives a .School District 205 teacher. Hill, $239; Cambridge, $2,631; Galva, $3,844, and Woodhull,. . ,. $1,127; McDonough County gov . several other plants are consid-1 T he Kellogg spokesman said 'enng shutting down because of!,. , • s ,1 , , , • »u . President Nixon's 60-day price tne dosing of the Jnuianapolisim the privacy of your own y lie L '-' 1 home without coat or obligation Try it to see how it is worn through traffic from of any kind. It's yours to kera free, It weighs loss than a third of an ounce, and it's all at oar loved, in one unit. No wires load from body to head. and ; anapolis company occasionally; Another hearing has boon m^t tTr' •ren supplies he Hattle Creek cereal (scheduled Wednesday at 10 a.m. r.^ Again we repeal, the" " and;manuiacturer with corn grits. Jin Knox County Circuit Court no cost? and certainly no oh, 20, 1 Hubert P. hvans Jr. presi-ifor Mrs. Billie liaight, who was gaiion. Write to Dept. 466 is obli- 4668, Behtme FAeotroiucs Corp., 420) W. Victwia, Chicago, 111. 60616. 4

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