Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 30, 1973 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Saturday, June 30, 1973
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2 Galesburg Registef-MaiJ, Galesburg, Satupday, .June3Q/. .1973 it Mayor Vetoes Car Dealership Annexation Measures Mayor Robert Cabeeii has vetoed two City Council actions designed ito clear the way for construction of two automobile dealerships off West Main Street east of Linwood Road. The two measures, which mite passed by the council at a meeting earlier this month, reflect "poor planning" and should be given more public exposure, Cabeen said. They include an ordinance annexing property owned by Florence Jordan and Roy and Ioretta Drasites to facilitate development of a Toyota dealership, and a resolution amending a pre-annexation agreement with Western Estates Development Corp. The latter measure would help clear the way for development of a new Fesler Motors dealership. Fesler is presently located on North Chambers Street. 'Poor Plan' Cabeen charged that the proposal to allow direct access to the new auto 'dealerships off Main Street is "poor planning, poor traffic design and against the public interest." The measures have been hotly opposed by members of nearby Pa,rkwest Subdivision during recent council meetings. Cabeen argued that a frontage road should be built to allow access to the new dealerships rather than permitting di­ rect access onto Main Street. "The chief highway engineer for this district, Jack Harlan, agrees this would be a safe? approach," Cabeen said. "If it's possible to create a safer road we should do it. I'm not opposed to the development of the area." Action Monday The City Council will act on the mayor's vetoes at a formal session Monday at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall. Other items to be discussed include an ordinance on- final reading that would vacate an alley in the T. V. Edwards Addition between Water and North streets. The annexation of property on West Main Street for Fesler OktaMe, PomtiLac and Cadillac will be on first reading. Under the Western Estates Development Corp. prcHannexation agreement this annexation should not occur before December 1974. The Festers have asked that it be done sooner. Also on first reading is an ordinance which would vacate Ferris Street Irom, Edwards Avenue to the west end and vacate an a>Hey immediately south. Road Plans A resolution, if passed, will allow improvements to Henderson, Dayton and Fremont streets through use of federal TOPICS (Traffic Operations fo> increase Capcity and Safety) funds. A resolution urging the settlement of the Osiark Airlines strike Will be considered. Airline mechanics have been on strike since April Id. Two weeks ago members of the Airline Pilots Assn. requested the city write legislators and airline management to ask for more meaningful strike negotiations. The council also will consider a resolution requesting a water utility crossing under U.S. 34. Rids to be considered are on a pickup truck for the central garage, two dump trucks, a pickup for tiro street division and a compact car for the fire inspector. A water meter contract also will be reHawarded to Badger Meter Manufacturing Co. for another year. An annexation petition from Carl Sandburg College will be received. In a meeting Thursday nighty City Manager Thorn* m Herring informed college trustees the probability of the annexation being approved by the council is low. Progress Report Also to be received is a progress report from the Galesburg Downtown Council on plans for improvements to the central business district. The group ear­ lier this week met with the City Plan Commission on the matter. The council may consider appointments to various boards and commissions. These include the Airport Advisory Committee, Airport Zoning Administration, Board of Zoning Appeals, Citizens Advisory Committee, Over-aU Code Review Committee, Eleotrtcal Licensing Board, Human Relations Commission and City Plan Commission. Set for approval are a preliminary and final plat of Krupps third addition, preliminary and final plats* of Aloha Acres and a final, plat of Lakeside Subdivision. General Assembly Hands Walker More Setbacks; Adjournment Expected Soon By ROBERT KIECKHEFER John Mathis of Peoria. SPRINGFIELD (UPI)- Gov. The Senate all but killed Daniel Walker, a consistent Walker's tax relief plan Friday, loser throughout the spring ses- ^ m tw ° ro11 c f s fel1 shMlt sion of the General Assembly, bv swne votes - No Agreement House Speaker Robert Blair and Senate that no agreement can be reached with Gov. President William Harris let their faces tell Dan Walker this session on the establishment the story yesterday when,they announced of a mass transit system. UNIFAX President of Drug Firm Escapes From Kidnapers was set for some final painful defeaita today as the session went into what still was likely to be its final day. Adjournment almost certainly will leave Walker with a tax- relief plan bearing Republican sponsorship; a supplemental freeway program he fought tooitih - and - mail for weeks; a financial crisis on the Chicago Transit Authority, and miscellaneous other bits and pieces of unwanted legislation. Also Friday the House passed and sent to the governor a bill which would ban mandatory busing cf school children for the sole purpose of achieving racial balance; the House passed and gave the governor a no-fault auto insurance measure backed by trial lawyers' associates, and the Senate rejected yet another of Walker's nominees to state office — Dr. Walker's plan would have changed the state's income tax withholding •exemption, giving each, resident a net $10 tax saving annually. The GOP bill now on his desk w^ould out the sales tax from 5 cents to 4.5 cents. The governor frequently has described tax relief as his No. 1 priority tor this session. . $265 Million Plan The freeway program—a $265 million plan which would start work on many segments of the original proposed supplemental freeway system — was formally included in the Department of Transportation's 1974 budget. It had been approved earlier in committee. The amendment cleared the full House on a roll call of 85-82 and was sent to the Senate, where President William Harris, R-Pontiac, vowed the bill will not be passed without the CHICAGO (UPI) - Melvyn Zahn, 34, president of, the nation's 1 a r g e st independent wholesale drug firm, Friday eluded two kidnapers by jumping out of a bathroom window and then helped police catch the pair. Authorities said Zahn, 34, president of the Louis Zahn Drug Co. in suburban Melrose Park, tricked his abductors by asking to go to the bathroom. He then jumped from a first- floor window of the Michigan City, Ind, house where he had been held captive and hailed a passing motorist, off-duty patrolman Edward Wojasinski. "Well you've got the right car —I'm a policeman," Wojasinski told Zahn as he drove him to the police station, where Capt. Ralph Stormer, chief of detectives, ordered two carloads of officers to the scene of the kid­ naping. As they neared the building, the two suspects took off in separate cars. Identifies Two Men "There they go. That's them," shouted Zahn. The two were quickly arrested, but not before police fired four warning shots. George E. Ferris, 53, and William R. Calhoun, 47, both of whom gave a Chicago address, were held on federal kidnaping charges. The two were returned to Chicago, where they appeared before U.S. Magistrate Carl B. Sussman, who set bond at $750,000 for Calhoun and $500,000 for Ferris. The FBI said the $1.5 ransom was ready at the time the accused kidnapers were apprehended— $500,000 in $50 bills, an equal amount in $20 bills and the same in $10 bills. Zahn had been missing and presumed kidnaped for about 60 hours after failing to show up at his Highland Park home for dinner Wednesday night. "I was treated fine and I feel fine," Zahn said after the ordeal. "I'm extremely happy and gratified to be safe." Police said Zahn told them he was "held captive at gunpoint .. .and at various times he was bound with tape and chained with a rope and was covered with blankets." The FBI said he spent most of his time in the Michigan City apartment. Melvyn Zahn safe and sound Most Ozark Service Will Resume Thursday ST. LOUIS (UPI)-Ozark Airiclerks beginning Monday Lines announced today that 85 per cent of its flights will resume operation Thursday following settlement of a 10-week strike by mechanics. Ozark spokesman Chuck Ehl 'down. The company has re-chanics voting favored accept- airframe and powerplant \i- The mechanics announced ceived about $6 million fromiance of the new agreement, censes will receive 15-and-30- Friday night they had ratified [the mutual aid pact, a strike I 'Louis^nd'chlca 3 © and results cent - an - hour premiums. Ozark's contract offer. ifund set up by the airlines. ! W ere S announced 8 Friday night. *! Samuel R - Smith - president of A major issue in the dispute j Me mechanics' Local 24 in St. is settled by the pact with the Louis, said he is "quite satis- is freeways amendment. Walker forces fought for weeks in an unsuccessful effort to kill a similar proposal which cleared the Senate earlier this year. The governor said the state cannot afford such a large- scale freeway construction program at this time. ; Friday also saw' what appeared to be a final breakdown of plans for a Regional Transit Authority (RTA) for the Chicago metropolitan area. House Speaker W. Robert Blair, R- Park Forest, and Harris announced at a joint news conference thait they had failed to negotiate a settlement of the thorny issue despite three days of meetings with legislative leaders, Walker and representatives of Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley. Blair and Harris blamed Walker and Daley for the breakdown and said they see See 'GeneraP- (Contlnued on Page 11) No-Fault Bill Adopted, Sent To Governor SPRINGFIELD, 111. (UPI) The Illinois House late Friday adopted and sent to the governor a new no-fault auto insurance bill generally favored by lawyers. It left pending another insurance industry version, watered down by its foes. The bill on Gov. Daniel Walker's desk would guarantee a driver prompt payment by his own company of damages up to $10,000, regardless of who caused the wreck. So would the "industry" bill. But the feature of the so- called '"lawyers'" bill hotly criticized by its foes is that it still permits the unlimited right to sue for "pain and suffering," even for minor injuries. This is the case now. Bills advanced by the insurance industry would have set a threshold below which injured motorists could not sue for pain and suffering. No such bill is now, left before the assembly. Many predict premiums under the "lawyers" bill will go up if Walker signs it because it mandates certain minimum coverage before no - fault benefits are awarded. Proponents of the plan said this wouldn't necessarily happen since, they say, fewer would sue. The bill passed Friday by a 125-20 vote is sponsored in the Weather and River Stages ILUNOISI Tonijflit partly cloudy with chance of thunderstorms extreme Bouth. Sunday partly tunny and warmer with chance of thunderstorms extreme south. LAW tonight mid 60s north, mostly 60s south. High Sunday mid 80s north, around 90 extreme south. WESTERN ILLINOIS! Chance Of thundershowers tonight and mild, Considerable sunshine and warm Sunday. Low tonight 68-12, High Sunday around AOs, IOWA: Variable cloudiness and a little warmer tonight and Sunday. Chance of scattered showers or thundershowers north late Sun« day. Low tonight mid 60s northeast, mid 60s southwest. High Sun* day 80s. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 75; morning's low, 88. Sky partly cloudy, (Friday 1 *- maximum, 79; minimum, 52.) Sun rose today at 5:34 a.m., sets At 8 :33 p.m. EXTENDEtTrOHECAST ILLINOIS: Partly cloudy Monday through Wednesday, chance of showers Tuesday and Wednesday. Low 608.70s. High SOs-OOs. RIVER "STAGE! Dubuque—8.5 fall 0.6 Davenport—7.8 fall 0.1 Burlington—10.8 fall 0,1 Keokuk-8.0 fall 0.3 Quincy—12.0 no change ' Grafton—15.9 fall 0.6 Alton—14.7 fall 0.8 St. Louis—10.R fall 1.0 Cape Girardeau—27.1 fall 0.4 LaSalle—18.0 faU 0.4 Peoria—16.7 fall 0.4 Havana—16.9 fall 0.3 Beardstown—19,1 fall 0.1 St. Charles—15.6 fall 0.3 Carnival Is Fun Bu tProfits Small By ANDREA FERRETTI (Staff Writer) A carnival for muscular dystrophy is a good idea for a worthy cause but profits are small when the carnival is in a sparsely populated neighborhood. Anna Marie, Martinson, 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Omer Martinson, decided to hold just such a carnival Wednesday and Thursday in her front yard on 2531 Grand Ave. But because of the location, her profits were only $11.83. She intends to try again next Thursday at'another location, the home of a friend, Nancy Muehe, 1212 S. Seminary St. Anna Marie decided to hold the carnival when she saw it advertised on a television children's show.' She planned one last year but it fell through because of bad weather. Instead she donated $5 of her allowance to the fund. WHY SHOULD a 12-year-old, healthy girl be concerned about such a disease? She says some of her classmates have muscular dystrophy and she feels sorry for them and wants to help. Her carnival this week was fun despite the small crowd, she says. "We've had fun doing it because it's a worthwhile cause," the youngster said. Anna Marie and her friends earned money to buy prizes for the carnival by working around the house. Because she did make a profit on this week's carnival, prizes for next week will be purchased with a share of that money. Nancy and Anna Marie intend to have more games and more signs at their next location. The carnival at Nancy's house will last from 1 to 4 p. m. and will include such games as a pie toss, sponge toss and more. Extradition Process Begins To Return Laws to County Extradition prdceedings to re turn accused murderer Dallas Laws to Knox County have begun, according to Knox County State's Atty. Donald C. Woolsey. The proceedings are expected to take about a month. Laws, accused of the 1971 slaying of Mrs. Elizabeth McKinney, has been" a fugitive for about VA years since he escaped from the Knox County Jail where he was awaiting 2 Found Guilty Of Holding Girls For Saigon Vice CHICAGO (UPI) - Two theatrical agents have been found guilty of transporting four women from Chicago to Saigon to work as prostitutes. A jury of seven women and five men returned the guilty The prolonged strike madej The 560 members of Aircraft 'the greatest impact on the 32|Mechanics Fraternal Associa- ert said all cities except New'cities where Ozark is the soleition went on strike more than a'company's agreement to re- fj e( j» vvith the contract. York and Washington, D.C ..J scheduled carrier. The company year after their last contract move closed - circuit television, « Tne wage agre ement .»,„ . „ . „ ., _ . ll¥B „„..„ ,«m,-„ eu UM gumy that are regularly served by serves 62 cities in 15 states, expired. Intermittent talks since cameras from mechanics' work much more equitable than pre- srenate " am ? l 'l m \ 1 ' ""verdict Friday following a nine- the airline will have some serv-;mostly in the Midwest. the contract expiration March areas. viously and the problem of TV,Napervil!c,^ and in the House. tria) before u S District ice beginning Thursday, with Ozark President Edward J. 31, 1972, resulted in a tentative The contract calls for hourly surveillance has been rectified,"i by Re P' Samuel Maragos, D- full service to be restored with- ( Crane had told stockholders agreement Tuesday night in a wage increases in three steps Smith said, in 30 days. Ozark urged cus-; s hortly after the strike began federally mediated meeting in that will reach $7 by next! The strike had idled 1,800 tomers wishing specific infor- 1 April 19 that he expected no se-iWashington. March 1. The current hourly Ozark employes in addition to mation to contact reservations rious profit loss during the shut- 1 About 87 per cent cf the me-scale is $6.02. Mechanics with the mechanics. trial. He was arrested earlier this week on a vagrancy charge in Newport, Wash. Woolsey said Laws refused to waive extradition. He will be extradited on the escape charge, Woolsey added. Woolsey said he personally may travel to Newport to assist in the extradition proceedings. Woolsey may be called to testify at Laws' trial, he said, and a special prosecutor will present the case against Laws because of Woolsey's witness status. Soybean Planting Is Big Enough: Report WASHINGTON (UPI) — A;grower-members indicated theyjment officials had hoped for last year's planting, but would:are designed to assure adequate farm group said today thatiare planting 56.332 millionlbut basically in line with what'be 3 million acres below the'supplies for U.S. livestock pro- growers have planted enough|acres, up 19.8 per cent fromlthey have frequently described A ^ riculture Department's goal;ducers — and their consumer soybean acreage to get the rec-i'ast year and closely in line'as their goal. The crop would ,fwr tni5 vear - customers—until the hoped-for ord 1.5 billion bushel crop witn government goals. ibe up 17.8 per cent from last H'gh Protein record 1973 harvest comes in which government experts say Yield year's record, is needed to help ease food in- The ASA said it estimated: At the same flation in the U.S. without per-acre yields would time. Soybeans, which however ^ti'n protein meal furnish a used as a next fall. Commerce Secretary Freder- Chicago. The other no-fault bill still pending in the House is popu larly called an "industry" bill but its present form is a diluted version of the measure insurance companies would like. Tnis is because House opponents of the "industry" bill, sponsored in the Senate by William C. Harris, R-Pontiac, amended it to take out all thresholds. Harris wanted motorists to sue for pain and suffering only in case of dismemberment, death or a 30-day disability be 27.3 the ASA said a survey of mem- basic raw material in feeding "i 'Sif S^i^'J S j l Ti ^"J' l !? ,,arr J* b lary harl L. Hutz said the ex- 1 bill—handled in the House by lifted!Hep. Robert L. Dunne, R-Chi big' larkct son, Iowa, said its survey offractionally under what govern-iThis would'bel3 ^r *cent above off'— "' C — 1 cw,,u ' u, ?-P r,ccs substantially Wow the ficials have said the controls recent peaks. cago—says insurance companies must reduce bodily injury premiums by 10 per cent the first 12 months of the plan. Judge Richard McLaren. Found guilty was Charles Zemater, 44, Chicago, and Raymond Auler, 51, Milwaukee, Wis. Sentencing for the two was scheduled for July 31. During the trial, all charges were dismissed against.a third) defendant, Craig Poulter, 24, of; Milwaukee, for lack of evidence. Robert Monaghan, 30, of Chicago, pleaded guilty on the first day of the trial. THANK YOU To my many fine friends who visited me arid sent cards and flowers during my recent hospital stay. A special Thank you to Dr. Howell, nurses, aides and staff of Cottage Hospital. Mrs. Mildred Morti WE'VE GOT IT! The right Ambassador card for any person on any occasion you can imagine! 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