Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 29, 1973 · Page 12
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 12

Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, June 29, 1973
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12 GalejsbufflJteaisjer'Majl, GgLftsbugfli. Friday, ..June 29, 1973 Taeoma: Beef Cost Is More Important Than Pasture Tacotna, Washington (population 151,581) is a shipping, industrial and distribution center and the third largest city in the state. Docks and wharves line the waterfront and steamship lines provide service to various ports throughout the world. By AL GIBBS TAOOMA, Wash. — Citizen participation is the newest fuzz-phrase in the lexicon of politicians and bureaucrats in this northwest comer of the cmmlvy. Fifth in a Series The term, born in the var- biage of federal laws creating the Model Cities programs, implies a formal attempt to Give a conversation piece as a wedding gift You'll be thanked over and over again when you give your favorite newlyweds a color telephone. It's thoughtful and surprisingly inexpensive. Call our business office and we can install the telephone even while they're on their honeymoon. M «* wit v* '<? it* •m .'.1> OH- INTRA STATE TELEPHONE CO. organize and tap for ideas a representative sampling of the (people government was organized to serve. Beth word and conceit h a V e, however, assumed something of the proportions of a 'Henny Youngman story: you know, the joke about the husband who says he decides big issues Hike U.S. /trade with China and who's guilty in the Watergate mess, while his wife decides how to spend the family's budget. Although the reactions are mixed, there seems to be a feeding among members of citizen advisory groups that they have been used more successfully to de-fuse major Totvnships Okay Ambulance Plan For Alexis Area ALEXlS-^epresewbaMves of lour townships and two villages in ithe Alexis airea have verbally approved plains tor a volunteer ambulance district. ParUoipaitiing (municipalities would be Spring Grove and Kelly townships in Warren Oounity, Suez and North Henderson townships in Mercer County, and ithe villages Of Alexis and North Henderson. The six taxing bodies, through mutual agreement, would contribute a set aimoumt each year to (finance the service. A campaign to maise additional funds to purchase equipment is also scheduled. A used ambulance would be purchased, (from PianreH's Ambulance Service, Gialesburg, for about $3,300. Service would be provided alt no or minimal cost to residents cif ithie distriidt; calls outside the area would compare with charges by other ambulance operations, said C. E. Chrisitdan- son, a member of the planning group. The district would be regulated by representatives from each taxing district and some elected or appointed memibers- at-large. At j large members will be named ait a public meeting t the Alexis Town Hall. July 12 at 7:30 p.m. w. 'fr* •Of MONTH LONG SALE... JUNE 15 thru JULY 14 h^^k\^kWMllllli/M SIZZLING SUMMER SPECIALS 5 H.P. FAIRWAY RIDER All-geared easy steering! 4-Speeds forward, neutral and reverse! 26-ln. "Flex-N-Float", No scalp, mowing deck! Reg. $379.95 $34995 \V1 "DELUXE" 8 H.P, EMPEROR RIDER • 30-ln. "Flex-N-Float", No scalp, mowing deckl } • 6 speeds forward, neutral / and reverse! • Electric start! ^ Reg. $629.95 V $59995 Mr issues than to provide a different direction or dimension to public policy. A MAJOR AREA otf concern around Puget Sound and the Pacific Northwest — preservation of what Lewis Mumford called its "overpowering beauty" — has led to several ejivirx»iimien)tial battles that tend to support toe theory. In the past few years, even with federal and sibaite regulations requiring legislative groups to Mm to. citizens, opponents of miosit projects have been more successful in court than in public hearings. "'We're only asked to advise on ithe end product, never the process ithiat got them to that point," says a formerly active citizen participant who bowed out from frustration. "You just can't work with those kinds of ground rules." BATTLE LINES have become almost consistently predictable: a staff agency drafts its recommendations for Project X; spokesmen for citizen groups question those plans, maybe suggest compromises, perhaps even propose Alternate Solution Y; city councils or county commissioners or state legislators sit in the middle trying to decide between staff expertise and ithe political power of the opponento' constituencies. And despite the appearance of citizen groups that are graving in size and number, there seems to be a nagging suspicion by politicians that the general public would rather just be left alone, that the price of beef is more important than preserving the land on which cows can graze, that rising property taxes have become a bigger issue than what governments do with the money raised through them. "Most people," says a politically estate lobbyist who recently lost a court battle against a waterfront freeway, "seem to feel that something ready doesn't affect ithem and that's probably true in a direct sense. "THEY WON'T GET excited until it's next door or somebody raises a big hoo-rah about it. "The legislative perception of what Ms constituency feels is a helluva lot more im- ponlanit than what they're told by lobbyists or environmentalists, no matter how well motivated either 'are. "You just can't get around that." Newspaper Enterprise Assn, (MONDAY: San Antonio, Texas) Playwright Left $50,000 Estate ANGELES (UPI) Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright William Inge, who committed suicide June 10, left an estate of more than $50,000 to his sister, Helen Oonnell, it was disclosed Thursday when the will was admitted to probate. Mrs. Connell lived with Inge at the Hollywood Hills home where he killed himself with carbon monoxide from his auto engine. Acquaintances said he was plunged in despair by a 10- year slump in his writing career. Inge wrote "Come Back Little Shcba," "Plonk," "Dark At the Top of the Stairs" and "Bus Stop." Valley Construction Nearly Finished FAIRVIEW — New elementary and junior-senior high school buildings in Valley School District 4 are nearly completed, according to Ercil Little, superintendent of schools. "Hopefully we will be able to move into them next September," Little said Thursday. The buildings are being constructed near the junction of flil. MO and 97. A $1,595,000 bond issue for consitmotion of a • school to house grades 7-12 was approved in March 1972. Two months later voters approved a $645,000 bond issue for a new elementary building. The new facilities will replace buildings at Maquon, EMisville, ILondon Mills and Fairview. Valley's federal fund allotment will be cut next academic year, little told the Board of Education at its June 25 meeting. The dis­ triidt, he Said, will receive about $12,000 for its Title I reading program, a cut of about $8,000 from the 1972-73 allotment of $20,015. IN OTHER BUSINESS, the board employed school bus drivers (for the next school year amd raised Ithe base pay of drivers 50 cents a day — (from $10 to $10.50. Senn-Soldwedel Inc., Canton, was See 'Valley'(Continued on Page 15) When Buying or Sailing REAL ESTATE SEE HAROLD WILSON at HAROLD WILSON REALTY 1131 N. Hendarion Ph. 343-3103 GASOLINE YOUR VACATION THIS SUMMER? PROGRESS REPORT NUMBER 3 FROM STANDARD OIL ON THE GASOLINE SHORTAGE

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