Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 26, 1973 · Page 21
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, June 26, 1973
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Gofesburg Register-Mail, Galesburg, HI. Tuesday, June 26, 1j#3. 21 Warren County Board Authorizes New Private Ambulance Service Negotiations Gold Nugget Discovered Oalif. Novice gold hunter John Betty of Grizzly Flats, shows the result of his first gold hunt, an 8.5 ounce nugget worth an estimated $3,600—to collectors. Betty said he slipped as he entered the waters of the American River in the Mother Lode and his hand came down on a shinny rock. The "rock" • was the nugget, 2-inches by 3-inches. UNIFAX Wallace Says Faith Healer's Treatments Were Helpful MONTGOMERY, Ala. (UPI) — Gov. George C. Wallace says he appreciates the efforts of a purported psychic healer, known only as "Mr. A.," but he declines to give the mysterious healer credit for ridding him of pain he has suffered since he was shot in 1972. Wallace's office confirmed Monday that the governor, paralyzed from the waist down, had melt with "Mr. A.," but his staff said privately the National Enquirer story describing the visits and results were exaggerated. Wallace's staff said he acknowledged that "Mr. A.," and a surgeon, Dr. Dena L; Smith, came by to see him. "I was appreciative of them coming by as many people have come by to suggest treatment and to have prayer with me," Wallace said through his press secretary, Billy Joe Camp. "I saw them and was appreciative of their well meaning and concern." The Enquirer said the 78- year-old healer, who wanted to remain anonymous to keep from being swamped with treatment requests, said he was "quite sure that, given time, I can get the governor to walk again." Except for exercising on braces and cruitches and standing in a specially built podium, Wallace has been confined to a wheelchair since the May 15, 1972, assassination attempt as he campaigned in the Maryland presidential primary. "Mr. A." placed his fingers of his right hand on the governor's abdominal area, according to the newspaper, and Mrs. Wallace said she saw more color in her husband's face. Wallace was quoted then as saying "I feel I can breathe more deeply now." Then the Enquirer said Walllace com imented on the feeling in his bulJet - scarred abdomen, "The area is not as sensitive as it was before." "Mr. A." also placed his fingers along the lower side of the governor's sides where Wallace complained of periodic burning pains, the Enquirer said. "The pain in my flanks srems to have eased," he was quoted as saying. Loyalty Test for Mitchell To Come During Hearings WASHINGTON (UPI) — For advisers were plotting at that John N. Mitchell, a loyal Nixon lieutenant for a decade, the crunch comes this week— whether to remain loyal to the President and the President's men who allegedly want him to take the rap for Watergate. Ten days ago, Jeb Stuart Magruder told the Senate Watergate Committee that Mitchell as late as this spring was still sticking to the cover- up story devised to hide his and other high-level involvement in the affair. Blame Mitchell Monday, John W. Dean III corroborated that account and added a new wrinkle—testifying that Nixon and his closest same time to pin the blame for the bizarre bugging on Mitchell to save themselves. It will be Mitchell's turn at the witness table later this week, probably beginning on Thursday. Staff investigators hope to learn at a preliminary interview with him tonight whether Dean's testimony hinting of betrayal will have goaded the former attorney general and Nixon campaign manager into breaking ranks at last. Critical Testimony Mitchell's testimony, in short, will be critical to whether Dean's can be believed. CONTACT LENSES For Complete Information on Contact Lenses Phone 343-7410 Dispensed on Prescription of DR. E. W. BEATH, 0,D, DAILY 8:00 - 5:00. MONDAY & FRIDAY 8:00 - 8:00 60 S. Kellogg Galeiburg, III. UNION OPTICAL CO. MONMOUTH - A motion to negotiate for a privately operated ambulance service for Warren County was approved Monday at a special meeting of the Warren County Board. The board members authorized Lee Rodgers, chairman, to join with city and Community Memorial Hospital (CMH) officials in negotiating a contract with Paul Penny, owner of the United Ambulance Service in Rock Island County. Representatives of the city, CMH and the county met with Penny last Thursday to hear what he had to propose. Monmouth Mayor George Boosted said at the meeting last week that he had been authorized by the city council members to act on the proposal and that he was in favor of continuing negotiations. Members of the CMH board met Friday morning and they, too, voted for further negotiations with Penny. The three parties involved have all indicated they feel there are several details that remain to be worked out, but they have also indicated that the proposal represents the best solution for a countywlde ambulance service offered to date. The City of Monmouth has been operating the ambulance service for the past two years and has announced that it wishes to discontinue the service as of July 1. Rodgers said at the Warren County Board meeting yesterday that it was his understand- MonmouthHigh School Coach Takes Neiv Job MONMOUTH - Gerald Good man, varsity basketball and baseball coach at Monmouth High School, resigned today to accept a position as principal at the Alexis Elementary School. Goodman also served Monmouth High School as chairman of the Industrial Arts Department. He has been at :Monmouth for the past five years. His teams were highly regard ed and he consistently produced winning seasons in both basketball and baseball. Highlight of his Monmouth tenure was the 1971-1972 basket ball season which produced an Illio Conference championship and coveted win over neighboring Galesburg. School officials today expressed regret in losing the services of Goodman and said they wish him well as he enters the field of school administration. Communist Army Issued Ultimatum From Vietnamese SAIGON (UPI) - A South Vietnamese division commander in the Central Highlands has given Communist forces there an ultimatum to stop their alleged offensive west of Kontum by Thursday or face a heavy counter-attack, field reports said today. The reported offensive and the threatened counter-attack meant that the biggest battle since the cease-fire began five months ago could be shaping up Both the Saigon command iand the international truce (team confirmed that Brig. Gen, Tran Van Cam, commander of the South Vietnamese 23rd Divisionn had threatened to order wholesale aerial bombing and artillery shelling of Communist positions. Kontum is 260 miles north of Saigon. A third source said Cam indicated he envisioned a heavy ground attack. The source quoted Cam as saying, "If they don't get out of there, I'm going to go in there and get them out." UPI Correspondent Kenneth F. Englade, in Kontum, reported, "South Vietnamese military sources said the Communists started the battle on June 7 by moving across the Kan Ta river and capturing the village of Polei Krong, about eight miles west of Kontum, and a nearby hamlet." "Intelligence reports say the Communists have two regiments—about 5,800 men—immediately west of Kontum," Englade said. Kontum "is very close to the tri-border area where South Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos meet," Englade noted. ing the city has agreed to continue offering ambulance service past the July 1 deadline, if it appears that other arrangements are being made as rapidly as possible. Rodgers said Penny probably will not be able to take over the complete ambulance operation before the first of August. "I understand he will want to con tinuc working with some of the present ambulance attendants at first in. order to give him lime to hire some local people and give his men time to familiar ize themselves with this area. The proposal as presented by Penny calls for him to: —Service Warren County, Monmouth and the local hospital with ambulance service for one year for the sum of $42,000 —Furnish (his own ambulance ai'Jtendamts, the insurance and liialbiliily and property damage to protect te parties concerned. The above amount will cov er ithe entire counlby of Warren for purposes of service. The only cither charge would be service charge for any citizen that needs service by ambulance. —The fee charged for the service would toe the standard fee ttot is mow being charged, $35 for emergency or unscheduled calls and $30 for scheduled cafe, plus 75 cents per mile (one way) for any calls outside the city limiiits. —Penny would furnish two men on duty at all times for the tfkskjaffl ambulance, and MONMOUTH Community Memorial Hospital Admissions Sunday: Mrs. Hilda. Johnson, Stronghurst; Mrs. Elson Richardson, Little York; Miss Edith Finch, Keiths burg; John Barry,. Ronnie Davis, Monmouth. Dismissals Sunday: Mrs. Blaine Barr, Roseville; Miss Peggy Giddings, Mrs. William Gillen, Mrs. Richard Tomlin and baby, Monmouth; Glenn Rankin, Kirkwood; William Fye, Lomax. Three in One Woodrow Wilson was the only U.S. president to simultaneously defeat two other presidents in one election. He defeated former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft in 1912. MONMOUTH Correspondent Mrs. Lorraine Stauth For News •112 S. 10th St. Phone 734-4721 For Missed Copies Before 6 P. M. Phone 734-4121 one man 'for the second-call ambulance. All attendants would be specially ifira'incd. —The ambulance operation would continue to be located and 'Operated out of the present headquarters at CMH. —Penny would lease the am-; hwlmcc building at CMH and the two ambulances now in use, phis radio equipment, for $1. He. would pay his own telephone service in the building. —(Penny would furnish a third ambulance, if necessary. The city, county and hospital are to share the $42,000 cost! equally.. Rodgers noted today that the cost would average $14,000 for each participating body. He compared fthis to an expected cost of the county and city of $20,000425,000 if flhey had accepted a proposal recently presented by the 'hospital. During the discussion preceding the vote for approval for continued negotiations with Penny, Don 'Lcighty said he was afraid some people in the southeast part of (he county would ndt approve the county helping subsidize the ambulance operaiiiwi. Lcighty said he felt the people in the Roseville area who are maintaining a volunteer ambulance service for that area might feel the county should help finance their operation. Dave Winkler said that the same thing might apply to the people in the Alexis area who are in the process of trying to get a volunteer ambulance service started. Leighty asked for a definite commitment for financial help for the Roseville and Alexis communities but the other board members expressed a reluctance to make such commitments when no requersts for financial aid have been made. Carter Stanton said, "I think I can speak for us all, though, when I say that 1 feel sure such requests would be given every consideration." James Toal pointed out that here is a bill now waiting for Gov. Dan Walker's signature that couid make it possible for taxes to be levied to finance local ambulance services. "If this bill is signed, it may very well solve many of our finahcia' problems where ambulance service is involved, but I think we must take immediate steps concerning the situation we now have," said Toal. Dave Moffet cast the only dissenting vote on the proposal to authorize Rodgers to negotiate and execute a contract with Penny. Moffet said later he voted against the motion only because ho would have liked to have had the final contract brought back to the entire board for approval. In another matter brought before the board, Ernest Robinson, Robert Garth, and Dave Winkler were authorized to meet with city officials to negotiate concerning charges for care of prisoners at the Warren County Jail. The county pays $3.75 per day for food for each prisoner, It charges the city $4.50 per day of care for each city prisoner. Robinson said that part of the trouble pertaincti to the fact that the $4.50 perl day does not cover all of the expenses. Robinson said there also seems to be a difference of opinion between the "fclty and the county about which prisoners the city seems to reel obligated to pay for. David Watkins, Warren County'. sheriff, .said his office had billed the city for about $2,000 tor prisoner care during the past six months and had received only $67 in pay. Robinson and the members of his committee were asked at the last meeting of the board to investigate concerning charging for the care of prisoners at the county jail. • Robinson said their investigation had included checking wi'.h State's Attorney Frb'd Odendahl about the legal aspects of biitling the cllty for -prisoner care. Now Robinson and the members of Its committee: are to work out a satisfactory arrangement with the dity and report the details of (he program at the September meeting of the board. At the conclusion of fine board meeting, Rodgers provided the board members with a; detailed report prepared by Ross Williams as to how the ! county's funds have been invested. Curator of Illinois State Museum Addresses County Historical Society ROSEVILLE — A program onJune 14, at the FFA Conven- treasure hunting in Illinois was presented by Mrs. Betty Madden, curator of the Illinois State Museum, Springfield, to members of the Warren County Historical Society at a meeting June 21 in the Warren County Museum at Roseville. During the past two years Mrs. Madden has driven over 40,000 miles in Illinois gathering data about artifacts and architecture and taking photographs. Slides of' primitive pottery, handcrafts, buildings and paintings were shown. Mrs. Madden is in the process of writing a book, Arts, Artifacts and Crafts of Early Illinois, which will be published by the University of Illinois Press in 1974. The book will contain over 600 illustrations. David Huston, a 1973 graduate of Roseville High School received the State Future Farmers of America Degree Award, tion, at Champaign. It is the highest state degree awarded, and goes to the top 2 per cent of the Illinois FFA members. Huston, who was selected as outstanding member of his chapter for the year, has been active in all phases of FFA, including I contests in parliamentary procedure, livestock judging and land use. Some of his projects have been in swine, beef and crops. He served his chapter as treasurer this year. He plans to enter the University of Illinois this fall. The membership of the Roseville American Legion Auxiliary is now 100 per cent for the 197273 year, members learned at the June meeting recently. The local organization will sponsor a booth at the Warren County Fair this year, and plans to have a variety of veteran's} craft articles for sale. I Roseville MRS. IRA LAND Correspondent Roseville P. O. Box 145 Phone 426-2642 Unit members, Mrs. Evalyn Watt, Mrs. Edythe Johnson, Mrs. Pauline Crosier and Mrs. Max Sanderson attended the June 9 distract meeting at Port Byron. Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Ruth McCullough attended the division meeting, and Mrs. James Adkisson has been named district field service chairman for the 1973-74 year. Officers for the new. year were elected from the slate presented by the nominating committee, at the May meeting, and will be installed at the July 17 meeting. Mrs. Marguerite Adams will present the program bh Girl's State. In tee-ball games tonight, the Pee Wee Yanks will meet the Cardinals at 6:30, and the second game will be the Little League Braves and the White Soy. At the June 21 meeting of the St. Patrick's Altar and Rosary Society, plans were made for the summer social from«5-8 p.m., July 8, in the parish Ball. A variety of sandwiches, potato salad, baked beans, homemade pies and cakes ';and ice cream will be available. Reports were given ttiy committee chairmen, and members were asked for volunteers for the nursing home. The question of the price charged for renting the hall to the parishioners was discussed, and Father Arms presented the society's share of the bi|l for the new funeral pall. ; What is so rare in the construction field as a way to cut costs without cutting quality? In the new Cortez Apartment complex in Bloomington, III., the builder chose electric heat to achieve this very thing. Electric baseboard heaters in each apartment are installed quickly and easily. There's no ductwork, no furnace room. With building costs soaring, such savings on labor and materials are rare good news for the builder. And the clean, quiet comfort of modern electric heat means the last word in quality comfort. Just ask the tenants. If you're planning any kind of building, look into the cost-reducing features of electric heat. Our Sales Representative has the answers and he's as close as your telephone. IT'S OUR BUSINESS TO SERVE YOU BETTER ^^mmm\ TO SERVE YOU BETTER \IP\ILLINOIS POWER Built by Mark IV builders, the unusual Cortez Apartment

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