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2 Galesburg, Realster'Mail,. Galesburg, 1II. Tuesday, "June 26/1973 State Will Issue Mining Permit to Midland By NORMA CUNNINGHAM (Staff Writer) SPRINGFIELD - Midland Coal Co, will be granted a permit to mine in Knox County despite official county opposition to the company's operatic^ E. E. Filer, director of the Illinois Department of Mines and Minerals, told Knox County representatives today. Ross Richardson, technical assistant to IJie state department, told officials at a meeting here this morning that the county board's right in the matter is only recommendatory. "County zoning ordinances appear to be very much involved with reclamaition in various counties. Although the state has become involved with these ordinances it appears the state is being requested to enforce an ordinance enacted by a county and il is our opinion the department would be overstepping its authority and judsdiction, Richardson said. RICHARDSON said that a Knox County Board objection regarding the replacement of overburden is unjustified. He detailed that portion of the Midland permit application dealing with the disposition of overburden and said "to anyone knowledgeable of strip- mining, we believe this to be a sufficient answer." Another county objection is Midland's answer on the application that underground water resources are unknown. Rich­ ardson said Midland's answer was truthful and honest but the department agrees that companies should make an effort to determine these resources. Richardson said the county's objection that Midland had not nought a conditional use permit from the county was a matter to be settled between the firm and county officials. At a meeting last week, county officials pointed out that Midland's application showed a haulage road in Copley Township on land not owned by the mine. FILER TOLD county officials today that he had contacted Midland by phone last week and the mining firm agreed it did not have the right to show the road on that land. Filer said a permit will be issued to mine on land excluding the acres shown for the haulage road. Robert Masterson, Knox County zoning administrator, cited the reclamation act which stales that a permit application shall show the location of haulage roads. "How can the department issue a permit when you have no application showing the haulage road?" Masterson asked. Both Rep. A. T. McMaster, R-Oneida, and Rep. Clarence Neff, R-Stronghurst, who attended this morning's meeting, told Filer they feel the firm should be required to show haulage roads before a per­ mit. Is granted. Filer told the county representatives that rule 1104 will be invoked which would require Midland to restore the land in the permit to the original topography. BURREL BARASM, counsel for the county, asked Filer if the department made any. attempt to learn the cost factor in stockpiling overburden. Filer replied that was not in the province of his department and termed it priviled- ged information. Bnrash said, "Von nre charged with enforcing the plan that would be In the best Interest of everyone, Including the county. Why can't you get these costs?" Barash told Filer he had been informed by a reliable source that Midland is selling or disposing of topsoll by the truckload. "Do you verify the statistics and propaganda in this application? It looks like you are issuing the permit on information fed to the department," Barash said. Council Seeks 'Whole Picture 9 In Zone Request By ANDREA FERRETTI - (Staff Writer) Rufus GafcMn has another meeting to attend, but he says he has the "guts" to keep going. The local wrecker service operator, in attempts to have property on Pennsylvania Avenue rezoned, has gone to the County Zoning Board of Appeals, County Board and City Council. Now he must go to the City Plan Commission with his request, the council said. The property in question is about one mile from the city limits. Gatliin wants the area rezoned from rural residential to commercial to allow construe •lion of a metal building for storing towed vehicles. The council at first opposed the rezoniing because the area is in the path of future city growth and because aldermen thought Gatlin was only constructing a fence, not an enclosed building. Three neighbors also objected to the rezoning. The County Zoning Board of Appeals refused Gatlin's request because of city objections. The matter then went to the County Board which deferred action pending further word from the city. Gatlin had informed the Second Ward Aid. Curtis Erickson told Herring no developer would want to work on the land and .that it would be an asset to let Gatlin construct his building. "It'd be better than what we're looking at now." Erickson said the area is full of weeds. What Money? "Tom, who's going to throw money into it?" asked Aid. W. C. Jackson, Fourth Ward. "You're not going to move out there and neither is anyone else. So what are we sitting here yelling about?" First Ward Aid. Donald Johnson said the matter should be sent to the Plan Commission. "Zoning decisions are the hardest to make. You're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't. Let's look at the whole picture. Some residents may want to keep the area residential." Gatlin, who sold out Gatlin Brothers Wrecking Service in May, said he would open a new wrecking service if the area is rezoned. Gatlin himself has gone bankrupt but said his family would finance the new business and he would be the "brains" of the outfit. Gatlin also is a heavy equipment op- White Meets Red board that the city may with- Urator draw its objections. He' clkites the city* has given Aldermen last night said the him (<dirt d ,„ * § . would likeTe pia?! co^nissSl the -unty. He charged that the to study the matter further. The commission meets tonight. "The area basically has the ingredients of a good residential area," City Manager Thomas Herring said. Nov Sheriff JONESBORO, 111. (UPI) Deputy Sheriff Ronald Stamp was named Monday by the Union County Board of Commissioners to succeed Sheriff Elmer Kelley, who has resigned effective July 15. Killed in Crash MARION, 111. (UPI)-Charles W. Franklin, 26, Marion, was killed early today when the car he was driving left Interstate 57 about two miles north of here charged that city officials were Voyagers representing Louis Jolliet and Fr. Jacques Marquette are greeted with an Indian song yesterday in Toolse- boro, Iowa, during a celebration of the 300th anniversary of .the first meeting* of ;\vhite men and Indians *on the upper Committee Okays Proposal city is thinking of annexing Zl^&AX To Ban The Killing of Whales What Need? ^ "If they can't take care of streets already in the city what need they be going on east and trying to take over more?" Gatlin asked. "They never think about the poor people on the southwest part of town. I'm going to tell them as long as I got breath in my body. Where the poor- white and black—Jive, they (city officials) d o n't take care of them." Larry Hendricks, president of the heal branch of the NAACP, defended Gatlin at the informal council session last night and Mississippi River. The men are paddling their canoes down the river retracing the 1673 exploration. They were expected to 'arrive this evening in Burlington, Iowa. UNIFAX . takes up the proposal later today. •. Conference sources said the committee approved the proposal by a straight majority hour LONDON (UPI) - The Technical Committee of the 14- nation International Whaling Commission today approved a U.S. proposal that would ban the catching and killing of j vote at the end of a 3 l / 2 whales for commercial pur-debate this morning, poses. The full commission | The so , urces said appr0V ai 0 f the U.S. proposal by the full commission is far from certain, since a three-fourths majority, or 11 votes, is needed. The voting in the Technical Committee was not disclosed. But one conference source said ; Pabst Lawyer Won't Quit Job To Accept Post SPRINGFIELD George Burditt, Walker's latest nominee to head (UPI) Gov. Daniel;the debate was "long and hard and overturned. Franklin wasjimfair when it came to rezon-jthe Liquor Control Commission thrown from the vehicle. iin? far MaHr npwnip L„:J H/I„„.I_.. u_ iing for black people said Monday he represents the Pabst Brewery Co. in his law practice and will not give up the job. and relatively bitter" Chief opposition to the U.S. proposal came from Japan and the Soviet Union, the sources said. They said Britain, Australia and a number of other Burditt said he will ask At-;countries came out, strongly torney General William Scott : behind the U.S. proposal, whether his ties to the compa- It highlighted the commis- • ny, which is licensed by the sions 25th annual meeting Liquor Control Commission, arc which opened here Monday. In a conflict of interest. the past, too, officials said,; "There is no way I will givejj.apan and the Soviet Union, up any clients to keep this job,"'have blocked anv attempt to! Burditt said. ban commercial whaling. Burditt, 50, a La Grange Re- Commission chairman Inge publican, was nominated byRjndal of Norway said strict; Walker to head the commission:control over catching of whales' several weeks ago after Walk-will continue. He predicted a 1 er fired his first choice for the cut in the catch quota for fin 1 job, Lawrence Johnson. A con- whales but not a complete ban 1 troversy ensued when Johnson on whaling for commercial, charged he was fired because purposes as proposed by the of a "vigorous" investigation he United States, was making into one of Walk- The current annual quotas for er\s campaign contributions. A c.i-tching fin whales are 1.950 in legislative subcommittee is cur- the Antarctic and 650 in the rently investigating the charge. North Pacific. Oneida Hearing Delayed ONEIDA—The Illinois Ccmmerce Commission (ICC) has delayed for the tenth time a hearing on a proposal by the Burlington Northern Railroad to close two of the four mainline crossings here. Mayor Donald Moffitt said Monday that a hearing which had been scheduled for June 15 had been rescheduled for July 19 at 10 a. m. in the Leland Building, 527 E. Capitol St., Springfield. The hearing was rescheduled at the request of city officials because several witnesses are farmers and had to be in the field at the time. The hearing will be a continuation of one held here on April 28, 1972. Since the first hearing on Feb. 25, 1972, there have been 10 continuances, five at the request of the railroad and five at the request of city officials. The Burlington Northern railroad had indicated to Oneida officials as early as June 7, 1971 their desire to close one or more of the crossings. Oneida was the site of a collision Sunday between a Burlington Northern freight train and a car driven by an AJtona man who stated he was unable to see the train before driving onto the tracks. First Park Concert Set Galesburg American Legion Community Band's first concert of the season will be held Wednesday at 8 p. m. in Central Park on the Public Square. A newly-formed jazz group, "The Graduates," will also perform. The group is made up of some of the members of the legion band. The band's program will include "March on America," Walters; "Georgia Girl," Springfield; "The Thunderer," and "Washington Post March," Sousa; "The Odd Couple," Neal Hefti; "Pink Panther," Mancini, and "Entry to the Coliseum," Leckrone. Wendy Youngren and Missie Worden, the band's majorettes, will perform. Two Unions Set Picket Lines Today Can 9 1 Spell Department ST. LOUIS (UPU-Members of two unions at Anheuser- Busch Inc., the world's largest bceAery, went on strike early today in a contract dispute. The 1,100-member Beer Bottlers I/Ocal 187 and 125-rnember Lab Technicians l^cal 262 set U;J picket lines a g a i n s t tin; sprawling brewery on th 'j city's South Side at 5 a.m. A company spokesman said the strike could possibly shut down operations, idling many ol tiie plant's 5 ,000 workers. He said it was doubtful the s'rike would cause problems at Anheuser - Busch breweries in seven other cities. A threc-and-a-half-hour negotiation session Monday afternoon failed to head off the strike. At issue is the brewery's refusal to oiler tlie two unions a pension program that would cqinl in terms of money a program given to Brewers and Maltsters Local 6. Tne brewers' retirement plan allows brewers to retire at full pay at age 60. Brewers, who make about $13,000 a year, would be able to draw full pay, up to $65,000, to age 65 when lac regular pension plan lakes over. James Kennedy, corresponding secretary for the beer bottlers, .said the bottlers and lab technicians do not want to initiate an early retirement plan as agreed to by the brewers. Instead, he said, the two unions want the money to apply to an existing program so more members can retire at age 62. City Eyes Funds Under New Act The City of Galesburg will be eligible for $338,000 if a Better Communities Act, proposed by President Nixon earlier this year, is passed by Congress. Provisions of the act were explained by City Manager Thomas Herring Monday night at an informal council session. State,, and local governments will receive $2.3 billion for community development activities they consider top priority. The act replaces Housing and Urban Development categorical grant- in-aid programs which include urban renewal and neighborhood development. These programs were scrapped last January by the executive branch. Galesburg's share of the funds is figured from the average amount of money the city received under such grant programs between 1968 and 1972, Hedding said. The city will re- ,ceive this $338,000 for two years after the legislation is enacted. Then the city will be eligible for a share of $8,818,000 to be granted to Illinois, half of which will go to cities of more than 50,000 residents. The act is part of a "special revenue sharing" proposal which includes three other broad categories — law enforcement, education and manpower training. The better community portion is likely to pass because the National League of Cities and the U.S. Conference of Mayors support it, Herring said. Stockdale Charges Bared WASHINGTON (UPI) Charges of mutiny, aiding the ' enemy, misconduct as a prisoner and failure to obey orders have been fileld against two high-ranking former POWs by Rear Adm. James B. Stockdale who was deputy commander of all U.S. captives in North Vietnam, the Navy said today. Stockdale filed his charges against Marine Lt. Col. Edison Wainwright Miller, 41, Tustin, Calif., and Navy Capt. Walter E; Wilber, 43, Columbia Cross Roadsn Pa. Miller and Wiliber were fighter pilots who held antiwar views while in prison. Wilber since has ackonwledged making antiwar statements to'the North Vietnamese, although he was not tortured. Stockdale, 49, Coronado, Calif, mailed his charges to the Pentagon last week after deliberating one month whether he should file them. The charges arrived at the office of Navy Secretary John Warner Monday. Details were withheld until today so that Miller and Wilber could be informed. In bringing charges against his fellow-POWs, Stockdale defied the wishes of the only U.S. captive senior to him, Air Force Brig. Gen. John P. Flynn, who was commander of the so-called. 4th PQW wing while in captivity. Fflynn said after his release he hoped POWs would follow a forgive-and-forget policy and refrain irom charging fellow- See 'S tockdale'- (Continued on Page 15) Weather and River Stages ILLINOIS: Tonight partly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely east and south, chance of showers and thunderstorms northwest. Wednesday partly cloudy and a little cooler with chance o£ showers and thunderstorms north, partly sunny, very warm and humid with thunderstorms likely south. Low tonight IM-72 north, mostly 70s south. High Wednesday mid 80s extreme north, low 90s extreme south. WESTERN ILLINOIS: A period or two of showers or thunderstorms likely tonight, ending Wednesday. Partly cloudy and slightly cooler Wednesday afternoon. Low tonight 65-70. High Wednesday 85-00. IOWA: Showers and thunderstorms diminishing tonight and turning cooler. Occasional rain or drizzle east Wednesday. Low 1o- nlghl 50s northwest, (iOs southeast. High Wednesday 70s northeast, low 80s southwest. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature. 70; morning's low, 64. Sky clear, (Monday's maximum, 87; minimum, 61.) Sun rose today at 5:33 a.m., sets at 8;33 p.m. Precipitation .54 of an Inch of rain this morning. EXTENDED FORECAST ILLINOIS: Fair Thursday through Saturday. Highs upper 70s to low 80s north, 80s south. Lows mostly 60s. HIVER STAGES Dubuque—0.4 fall 0.4 Davenport—8.2 fall 0,5 Burlington—11.5 fall 0.0 Keokuk—0.6 fall 0.5 Quincy—12.7 fall 0.5 Grafton—17.0 fall 0.6 Alton—16.7 fall 1.1 St. Louis—21.2 fall 1.4 Cape Girardreau—20.7 fall 0,9 LaSalle—18.3 fall 0.6 Peoria—18.0 fall 0.5 Havana—17.1 no change Reardstown—18.f) rise o.l St. Charles—16.8 fall 0.8 Bloodmobile TO VISIT AVON WEDNESDAY Date: Weds., June 27 Time: 12 to 6 P.M. Place: Federated Church Thanks to Mr. William Meeks, Mrs. Marvel Powell and Mrs. Keith Frankhauser in charge of the Bloodmobile visit. Mrs. Connie Adolphson & the Avon Jr. Women's Club are in charge of donor recruitment, volunteer staff and the canteen. AU DONORS ARE WilCOME Galesburg Regional Red Cross Blood Center WE ARE AN AGENCY Ok' THE UNITED WAY

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