Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 27, 1973 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, June 27, 1973
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dul a I Weather and River Stages I, ^ • hi -ill - ' i J IM i t A hearing in the case of Midland Coal Co. against Knox County has been set for Monday at 2 p.m. in Knox County Circuit Court. The hearing was set late yesterday after counsel for the coal company filed a motion asking that a Kfaox County Zoning Board of Appeals cease and desist order to be held ineffective. Robert Masterson, Knox County zoning administrator, Monday ordered Midland to cease and desist from tether operations in Knox County because the firm had not po§ted Dallas Laws bond or filed a statement of intent as required by the KCZBA. Attorneys for the mining firm filed suit asking reclamation Zoning last Friday that the county's standards be set aside on the grounds they are unreasonable •and unnecessary. The Knox County Board of Appeals in July 1972 set reclamation standards calling for stockpiling of six feet of overburden for replacement; restoring the land to its original contour and posting a $l,000-an- acrc performance bond. Sought Rehearing The mining firm asked a re- Minerals to protest Midland's application for a state permit to mine in Knox County in 197374. hearing on the grounds the standards were not financially feasible, and the rehearing convened in September 1972. Pinal testimony was presented in March 1973. On May 23, the KCZBA issued a decision reaffirming its earlier directive with minor exceptions. At that time, it gave Midland 30 days to file a statement of intent to comply and to post the performance bond. The mining firm's suit was filed on that deadline. County officials yesterday met with representatives of the state Department of Mines andlsentatives that the county board E. E. Filer, director of the state department, said the permit will be issued for the com* ing year, contending that many of the county's objections were based on its own zoninz ordinance. He termed differences on the ordinance a matter to be settled between the county and Midland. Just Opinon for the A state spokesman department told county repre has only recommendatory rights. During his statement, however, he said that opinion would be submitted to the attorney general for a ruling if the county desired. One objection to Midland's application was that it made no statement pertaining to the disposition of overburden. The state spokesman said the application blank stated that the area would be mined by strip- mine methods and detailed the depth of overburden* its composition and the composition of the shale layer which is above unty the coal seam. "To anyone knowledgeable of strip mining, we believe this to be a sufficient answer," the state de- parment spokesman said. Masterson said he had conferred briefly this morning with State's Atty. Donald C. Woolsey and was told, that Burrel Barash will continue to represent the county in the dispute with the mining firm. "We expect to appear next Monday to answer the motion and to follpw through on legal procedure required by the suit," Masterson said t ILLINOIS: Partly cloudy flnrl cooler tonl*hl; chnnee of flhmver* or thunderstorms floulhenst. Thur«o«y nnrtiv fiunnv And coo er. LOW IO- WiX mostly 60s. High Thuwdny 72-n2 north, A2-B8 south. WESTERN ILLINOIS: — JJ^JJJ ^!!.^ fair find coo er tonight Partly tun­ ny nnd not quite so wnrmtturs- dny. Low tonight low to Mid I AOs. High Thursday mid to upfrer AOs. IOWA: Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday. Low tonight low flOj north, around 60 southeast High Thursday 70s northeast, low As southwest. LOCAL WEATHfiM 4 . Noon temperature. 75: morning« low, 50. Sky*clear. (^«day? maximum, 70; minimum. M.) Sun rose today at 5:34 a.m.,. *ata at «:33 p.m. Precipitation .80 oi! an inch of rain. EXTENDED rOWGCASf ILLINOIS: Partly .flomly Friday through Sunday with chance of showers around Sunday. Lows mostly 60s. Highs mid And Upper not Friday and Saturday but turning cooler Sunday with highs mid 70s to mid AOS. RIVER if AtiUBt Dubuque-9.8 rijft 0.1 Davenport—8.1 fall 0.1 Bur1ington r ll.? risa 0.2 Kookuk-;10.0 rise 0.4 S uiney-m no change rg*ton-l«.7 fall 0.3 Alton-16.2 fall .OA st. Louii -ao .8 fan i.o cap* airatdaau— 2B.6 fan 1.1 LaSalie-18.3 no chinf* Peoria—lff.G fall 0.4 _ ttavAna -17.3 rise 0.2 Beardstown-lD.l jrtM 0,2 St. Charles—16.4 fall, 0.4 Bridgehouse Okay ay Crime Group Grant Studied ii J PI; "5 ^ mm ffftfc WIN tSM lit* £* #» KM m m t i - Police in Washington Hold Fugitive From Knox County By NORMA CUNNINGHAM port a day or two ago, accord(Staff Writer) ing to Knox County State's Atty. Dallas Laws, 28, an accused Donald C. Woolsey, and charged murderer who escaped from the with sleeping on a sidewalk. Knox County Jail on Nov. 13, 1971, may be in custody in New- Same Alias He was using the alias Robert — the same name he was port, Wash. Police in that community this Spam I**- o v AXL using when he was arrested sev- moming notified Knox County era] montte ag0 ^ BartoWj F]a . aufhorities they are holding a p 0 Mce said he was also ar- inan believed to be Laws. rested later in Shelby, Mont., Laws escaped from the conn- and Sand Point, Idaho, ty jail where he was being held Laws was topped up when after being charged with the the -sheriff in Washington ran March 3, 1971, murder of Mrs. his alias through the National a Gales- Crime Information Center computer and came up with what lawmen call "a hit"—a positive and I identification. had already been re- Laws Elizabeth McKiimey, burg waitress. Overpowered Guard Laws, Randy Dawson Charlie Chesnut overpowered a guard at the jail and made good leased from custody when the •their escape Nov. 13, 1971. Daw- hit came through, but police son and Chestnut were picked immediately picked him up up a month later in Tarrant, again and notified Knox County Ala., and were returned to cus- authorities, tody here. Woolsey said a photo of Laws Dawson was subsequently in- was being sent to Washington dieted for burglary, and Ches- by wire this morning. "But we nut was indicted for indecent assume it's Laws. The tattoos liberties. Both are presently |match, serving prison terms. Laws was arrested in New- and he has reportedly admitted his identity," Woodsey said. Former Knoxville Resident Held for Husband's Murde r FRESNO, Calif. — Nellie Blanche Shaver, 33, is being held in Fresn's city jail without bond for the alleged murder of her husband, Gary Allen Shaver. Both are former Knoxville residents. Police said Shaver died from a gunshot wound in the chest from a small caliber weapon June 12 at the couple's home in Fresno. According to authorities, Shaver's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Shaver, Knoxville, were visiting the couple when the shooting occurred. They reportedly told authorities they had been having marital problems, but that there had been no disagreement that evening. A preliminary hearing for Mrs. Shaver has been scheduled for July 2 at 9:45 a. m. in B'resno Municipal Court. The state's attorney said he will begin extradition proceedings immediately, since Laws told Washington officials he will not waive extradition. i Arrested in Georgia Laws fled Knox County following (the murder iand was returned "after being -arrested in Cobb County, Ga. He was taken into custody Ahere by Knox Oounlty officials June 16, 1971. Woolsey said itihis morning that Laiws, at tot time, had indicated he would not waive extradition unless Woolsey came to Georgia. Woolsey said he has not talked io Laws since his arrest in Washington, but the escapee has said he will not waive exbnadiilti'on. Woolsey staid he spoke by phone with John Byers, of -the model circuit 'atomey's office of -the IHimois State's Attorney's Assn., and asked tot a special prosecutor be assigned to the case when Laws is returned to Knox County. Woolsey ©aid he made the request since he will be called as a wiltness during the course of the prosecution of ihe case. Just Matter of Time Knox County Sheriff Rayder Peterson said this morning, "I have always said it was just a miaibfcer of time unfhil Laws was apprehended. He has bis weaknesses, and they were bound to trip him up." Biker Killed SIMS, 111. (UPI)-Robert Ray Thomason, 14, was killed when the motorcycle he was driving crashed into a truck Tuesday, police said. The driver of the truck was not injured, police said. VfAiCQMB — Miember counties of (the Wesltenn Illinois Onirnie Ooromlisstion could be given direct giflante for law cn- tfiorcemenlt ptfojoctis under a plan beting considered by the Mlinois Daw Enforcement Conumissi'on. Jack Stoat, WIOC project di- t o 1 d commissdoners that Doniald Page rector, Tuesday (Moore, recently appointed commissioner Of (be ILEC, said the plan would give eiadi regional unit a btock gmant which would in turn be apportioned among member counties for law enforcement projedts. The WIOC is comprised of Knox, Warren, Henderson, Hancock, Fulton and McDonough counlMes. 'Realistic' FVost siaiid it would be up to bhe local units ito determine whait project 'had -the highest priority. He said funds could be used in any manner as long as the use filt into ithe approved programs of 'the ILEC. "While we got no firm commitment tbait this plan would come to be, it is a realistic approach and a possibility, But alt would put the monkey on your backs," Frost told members. Moore also inspected the remodeling and model courthouse project under way ait the McDonough County Courthouse-and supported the plan, according to Frost (Robert 'Herbert, Western Illinois University liaison'to the commission, reported that a Law an American Society program could be instituted in the gchttods <rf rfhe 6-county region in the fell of MM. The program piwldies training in (the basics of the law and the rtghlbs of ithe individual in gnades K-12. B as funded through ithe ILEC alt no expense to local school districts. < Most Important' Max Stewart, Hancock County state's attorney, chairman ol the WICC, termed the program "the most important thing we can do as a commission." "Don't drop this program. This commission hasn't accomplished much of anything, and I want to see this done. If I attend meetings, you're going to continue to hear about it," commented Sam M amgieri, Knox County WICC member. Frank Koller, ILEC told staff member, told commissioners that a change in personnel and procedures in the ILEC has made it "action-oriented." "The ILEC is getting money in the field now for programs requested," Koller said. Under a revamped operation, the commission now, allows the executive director to award grants up to $100,000. Between that figure and $250,000, grants may be approved by the director and committee c h a i r m e n, and grants over $250,000 will require 6 Crime 9 (Continued on Page 3) 1 1 1 1 Taking a Breather Four members of the Marquette-Jolliet group down the Mississippi River this the 300th the traveling summer on the 300th anniversary of original exploration take a breather Tuesday near Oquawka. Pictured above from front are Kenneth Lewis (Pierre Moreau, a guide), Reid Lewis (Louis Jolliet), Jeff Leclerc (pprtraying an Indian youth presented to the voyagers on the original trip by an Illinois chief) and behind Leclerc, James Phillips (Pierre Porteret, a voyager). More than three months of the journey remain before it concludes Sept. 19 in Green Bay, Wis. 14 Year-Old Holds Own Planning Group Approves Final 2 Lots at Oak Run In Marquette-Jolliet Trip By WALTER HALL with an estimated 100 year high (Staff Writer) water mark of 657.5 feet. •DAHINDA-— The final sub- T . ^ , division plat for the Oak Run de- Lots 0ka y ed velopment was accepted by the The commission approved the Knox County Regional Plan- incorporation of these lots into ning Commission Tuesday in a the final plat providing that lots meeting at the development 54 through 58 are filled lots, and • ^at a draining easement is as- The commission had previous- sured between lots 55 and 56. LTrS Ml IT& f ?I The commission also approved the portion containing lots 54 , through 58 along Oak Run Drive. a fmal P lat for Elkers E| S hth The developers were seeking in- Subdivision subject to posting of corporation of these lots into the a suret y ^nd. The plat was for the final plat. a 2-lot subdivision in Knox Gary Seehower, Oak Run proj- Townshi P' ect manager, tolji the commis- A plat for Hillbrook Estates, sion that the lots would be filled a 13-lot large-scale residential to a minimum elevation of 658 develppment in Cedar Township feet above sea level. The pres- was also accepted by the com- ent lake water level is 652 feet'mission after requiring one modification to the plan. The commission required an increase from 45 to 50 feet for the radius of the cul-de-sac located in front of lot 13. This was to provide better access for road maintenance equipment. In other action, the commission directed that a letter of resignation from Dr. Walter North be forwarded to the Knox County Board and that a letter from the commission be sent to Dr. North expressing appreciation and gratitude for his service to the commission and the county. North's letter stated he did not have the necessary, time to devote to the commission's work. By WILLIAM CAMPBELL (Staff Writer) OQUAWKA—If it's the biggest event in his life, 14-year-old Jeff Leclerc doesn't show it. He's all business. Jeff, a Boy Scout from Elgin, has taken the role of a young Indian boy who 300 years ago traveled down the Mississippi River with the original French explorers, Louis Joliet and Fr. Jacques Marquette. He is part of the re-creation of that voyage by seven men who donned the garb of the day and set out May 17 in two replicas of the original voyagers' canoes. "They picked me because I'm an experienced canoeist," brother, Reid, is Jolliet. Pulls Weight "Jeff pulls his own weight. He trained with us," Lewis continued. When rowing, which they do at about a stroke a second for an hour at a time, JeBf does appear to be keeping up with the older men. The original Indian lad was presented to the voyagers by a chief of one of the Illinois tribes at the mouth of the Iowa River where Toolesboro, Iowa, is now located. Jeff joined the men there Monday, 300 years to the day. He will finish the 3,500 mile journey which includes canoeing to the Arkan- two other voyagers when a car noe overturned after (he had ended. Louis Jolliet trip Jeff related with a shrug. "Beenjsas River, then turning back, canoeing since I was seven,"jand traveling up the Illinois he added. River to Lake Michigan. There "Jeff is very modest," Ken-Jeff's role will end. The origi- neth Lewis broke in. Lewis is nal Indian youth, presented *o voyager Pierre Moreau, a guide;the cxiplorers as a guide and on that other expedition. Lewis''interpreter, died along with was the only survivor of that mishap. Soaked In Jeff, whose father is leader of his Boy Scout troop, has been on other canoeing excursions with his family and scouting peers. He has soaked in legend and lore of early French adventurers, according to his comrades on this journey, and knows details about their menus, manners and lifestyles. He is also an expert swimmer, experienced camper and hiker, and schooled in first aid and wilderness courses. Tuesday, a spattering of Oquawka residents turned out to watch the voyagers pass, A heavy black thunderhead loom- See 4 Voyage' (Continued on Page 3) Housing Authority Members Honored at Board Meet Two Knox County Housing Authority (KCHA) commissioners were recognized Tuesday by other board members for their service. Honored were William H. Moon and Leroy Williamson, both board members for 25 years. A resolution of appreciation adopted by the board read: "Be it resolved that the members and staff do hereby express their deep appreciation for the leadership, devotion and excellence with which they have served." In other business, Mrs. Alice Egan, KCHA executive director, reported a bill pending in the Illinois House would make it mandatory for any city in the state to have a referendum vote on each proposed low-income housing project. Mrs. Egan called the bill "bad" because of the expense involved to hold a referendum. Moon agreed, and said Iowa had the same type of law until two years ago and no low- income housing projects could be approved. Final action on the bill should be taken this month, Mrs. Egan said. The board also approved the sale of the last lot in the Abingdon-Knox Homes addition in Abingdon. Joseph Mangier! and Dorothy F. Mangieri purchased it for $2,800. The Red Cross Bloodmobile C0TT HOSPIT FOR Blood Donors THIS THURSD D o wn t o wn 4 Mini Mall Concept Viewed by Planners TIME DATE urs une By ANDREA FER/RETTI (Staff Writer) Plans for improving ihe central business district seem to be shrinking. PraAviiigs of 4-biock landscaped malls b&d been discussed for (several months by the downtown businessmen but Tuesday night a new "trum-mall" con- submitited to the and Seminary sttreetts. A newly-iformed downtown council will soon hire someone to do ia feasibility study to assess coste for such a project, solid Richard Bishop, president of Firsit Galesburg National Bank and a member of the group. Bishop also said last night that the proposed Sandburg Mall on North Henderson Street The downtown council lastjpieting signalizaition and turn-ia night also submitted a priority list for traffic improvements to the central business district, cept was Galesburg Plan (kmwismn. The new concept would utilize (probably has been instrumental one block of Main Street from m. Prairie to KeLlogg streets as a tandtsoaipeid mall area. Parking lots 'also would be (installed on Main Stuneeit between Prairie and Ohsrry streets and Kellogg in the downtown group stepping up action. "As is tthe case with any city, business or industry, you have (the tendency to be coimpJ^cent until something else comes up/' Bishop added. wfaich the Plan Commission approved. The group, with the city's aid, will seek federal and stole funds to finance the improvements. Priorities include re-routing traffic from Main Street onto a one-way couple. Traffic then would flow west on Ferris Street and east on Simmons; preliminary plat and final such a procedure would not be ing radius design for the one-j plait of Krupps, third addition followed in the future. A city way couple; extending the one-j between Edwards Avenue and ordinance states that all plats must be in the hands of the The Krupps final plat and the Aloha Acres Place Classroom T — Lower Level way ooupie east to Chambers | Bandy Avenue. Street and west to Cedar, West or Academy streets and acquiring land to construct grade separations at the inary plat were accepted subject to review Burlington |of City Manager Thomas Her- Northern Railroad crossing at East Main Street and the Santa Fe crossing Street. on West Main Other Action ring; Irv Spencer, building inspector; the city attorney and James Morrow, director of public works. These plats also were accepted on condition that In other action the Plan Com- j proper performance ,bond Street, rhe target date for com- j mission approved a preliminary posted, pietion is Nov. 1. plat of Aloha Acres, west of: Not in Future Other priorities include ex- j Bandy Avenue between North proper city officials seven days before reviewed by ithe commission . Schrader submitted th e plaits Tuesday afternoon. The commission passed them to expedite the convtruotdon of the subdivisions. A request for a conditional a;use permit from C.T.W. Inc. to be j allow a parking tot in a residential section was Dormatory Cottag Hospital tlwiied by the 1 commission. 'Hie lot would .. , • , . L c , • Kofrwt iMfcsilenion, commis- 'have been located at 1172 Mon- pandwig a parking tot at Semi-jand Usey street; a final plal'.siwi member, 'advised Kenneth I roe St., 300 feet away from a nary and *erns streets; com-j of Aloha Acres, section one and; Schrader, project engineer, thatjconunercial district. Thanks to Cottiga Hospital for their Help and Use of their facilities. ALL DONORS ARE WELCOME GALESBURG REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER W« Ar# An Agoncy Ol Tht Unlitd Wty

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