Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 30, 1973 · Page 15
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 15

Galesburg, Illinois
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Saturday, June 30, 1973
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Galesburg Regi^er^Mail, Galesburg^ 111. Saturday, June 30,iffift15 Monmouth Park Has New Lodk For Visitors Expected on Fourth Whfi if Park Improvements t Local electricians and a construction firm from Burlington, Iowa, worked at Monmouth Park Friday installing two new poles and 36 1,500 quartz lights at the ball park. The new lights are expected to about double the amount of light available for night games. Penn Central Railroad to Die Unless Government Gives Aid MONMOUTH - Visitors at Monmouth Park during this I jurbh of July holiday season M spot many changes. A major park improvement jiogram has been under way i r several months and most of the projects are now computed. Workmen Friday installed four batteries of lights at the •ba'i park that almost double the amount of light available for night games. The 36 1,500- quairtz lights added, not omly increase the amount of light, but will also increase the depth of visibility, according to Robert Evans, owner and operator of C & D Electric, the firm which was in change of the installation. Half of the stronger lights were installed on existing poles and two new poles were erected. Past the ball park a new shelter house, where the dd refreshment stand used to be, has been named the Nellie Long Shelter House. It is one of three new ones erected at ithe park this spring. The other two are on the north side of the park near the horseshoe courts. They have been designated Hiekory 1 and Hickory II. Hollis Melvin, president of the Monmouth Park Board, said today that at the time the board members decided to build three new shelter houses, he questioned whether that many were needed. "And I still find it hard to believe the great demand we have had for shelter house reservations this year," said Melvin. He said that all of the shellier houses in the park have been reserved for three weeks and that requests continue to come in. "No matter what day or what time I go out to the park, it seems I ailways find someone picnicking in the shelter houses," said Melvin. . Besides adding the three new shelter houses this spring, the park board also ordered many new picnic tables. "But we have already ordered 10 more new tables to try to keep up with the demand," Melvin said. Another new improvement will be discovered by people who attend the band concerts! at the park on the Fourth, if the work can be completed in time. Plans call for new lights to be installed atop the newly- painted railing around the band platform. There has been no permanent lighting available for evening concerts since the o'd shell was removed last year. Near the north exit of the park are not only the Hickory I and Hickory II shelter houses, but also two new parking areas —me near the new shelters and the other by the horseshoe courts and the newly-constructed restroom facility. The new additions, plus the work done by crews this week on the flower bed3 and lawn lareas, ha/ve given the park the look of being "all spruced up and waiting for company." Melvin said the board also hopes to replace all of the waiter fountains within the next few weeks. -"We know the old ones are all in bad shape, but we haven't had time to get them replaced yet," he said. The one major improvement plan for this summer that has not been completed, is that of improving the existing tennis PHILADELPHIA (UPI) Trustees of tha Penn Central handed down an ultimatum Friday: It will shut down for good Oct. 31 unless it gets financial aid from the government. The plan to liquidate Penn Central's assets was filed in U.S. District Court... The plan did; not reveal exactly how much money the railroad needed to survive. However, it has been estimated that Penn Central would need close to $1 billion over a period of years. "In the absence of government aid ... the financial condition of the estate has become so perilous that prudent stewardship requires immediate attention to an orderly cessation of service before the end of the year," the trustees said. Barring a massive infusion of taxpayers' dollars, there is "no basis for formulating a reorganization involving retention of • the rail enterprise by the debtor," they said in a plan filed Friday in U.S. District Court. | MONMOUTH Correspondent Mrs. Lorraine Stauth For News 112 S. 10th St. Phone 734-4721 For Missed Copies' Before 6 P. M. Phone 734-41.21 courts and the construction of two new ones. Bids received in April tor this work were rejected as being too high. Specifications for the first bids called for cement courts. This has 'been dhamged to blacktop. "We found the bids"on the cement courts too 'high and have since been advised that cement may not be the best answer anyway," Melvin explained. Participants in County Fair Will Compete for 58 Prizes A hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the court to discuss the liquidation proposals. The major objective of their plan, the trustees said, was to dispose of the railroad's assets, preferably for continuing rail use. The proceeds would be placed into a holding company which would pay off Penn Central's billion dollar debt a fair and equitable basis.", They said they would give preference to offers which would retain the "northeast corridor" of tracks operating between Boston and Washington, and the 11,000-mile "core system" of the most profitable freight lines. The three trustees, Jervis Langdon Jr., George P. Baker and Richard C. Bond, submitted their plan to Judge John P. Fullam who must either approve or reject the proposals. (a *d iXir^oVt SKIUAW Charges Ford Motors ROSEVILLE - The Warren County Fair, which begins Aug. 6, will award a total of 58 trophies this year. This year the flower show will be run by Mrs. Harlan Monroe who announced that entries must be placed between 7-10 a.m., Aug. 6. The show is open only to residents of Warren County. Exhibitors are required to shew only flowers that they have grown at home. Each bouquet must contain not less than five flowers and foreign foliage may be used. Judging will be according to perfection of material, arrangement, color harmony and relation of containers to material. First, second and third MONMOUTH Community Memorial Hospital Greet Steam Locomotive Hundreds of children and adults greeted Southern Railroad's old steam locomotive "No. 4501" as it passed through Madison, Wis., on its way to Milwaukee. "No. 4501" had just picked up portions of the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wis., to be in Milwaukee's 4th of July Parade. UNIFAX Admissions Thursday: Everett Pollard, Mrs. Grace England, Monmouth; Mrs. George Wheeler, Kirkwood; Mrs. Sarah Meredith, Cameron; Mrs. Ruth A. McLain, Smithshire; M y 1 e s Snodgrass, Kirkwood. Dismissals Thursday: Miss Nora Lee, Mrs. Nancy McCan- nor, Monmouth; Mrs. Sarah Hovey, Oquawka. Births Thursday: A son to Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Morgan, Monmouth. Roseville MRS. IRA LAND Correspondent • Roseville P. O. Box 145 Phone 426-2642 ; 1 place prizes will be awarded with trophies being presented for best of show, best bouquet of gladioli and the Ijest bouquet of zinnias. « Exhibitors are askefl to remove their entries by -4:30 p.m. The Warren County Historical Society will exhibit an old- fashioned schoolroom, bedroom, doctor's office, blacksmithing and macidfyery shop in action. Swine judging will "precede .the flower show on'Monday. The Dodgers beat the White Sex 6-3 in Little League' play on Thursday while tile Pee Wee Cards downed the- Cubs 14-2. >•• On Monday the White Sox face the Indians inT Little League play while 'ttie' Pee Wee Cards challenge'/the Indians, The Pee Wee^game gets under way at 6;30 p.m. with the Little"League,,;game to follow. union employment, obtain full compensation for passenger service and reduce the rail road's trackage. Loyalist Troops Patrol Santiago SANTIAGO, Chile (UPI) -martial law throughout Chile Loyalist troops patrolled the after the uprising and said his battened and abandoned streets government would use "all of downtown Santiago early necessary tools to punish those today after smashing a three-responsible." hour rebellion against Marxist The , hemisphere . s only elect . President Salvador Allende. ed Marxist leader planned to go lived uprising of an armored^ ^ ^ k during an H p.m. to 6:30 a.m . fi „i J„„„ M TN „ IU . ing submachine guns could be y " seen on the streets around the In an emotional speech Presidential Palace, hit byFriday night froim the bullet- more tihan 500 bullets duragriddled palace balcony, Allende Friday morning's rebellion. told thousands of supporters in Allende, whose 31 months iniie plaza below "Fascists, anti- office Wave been marked by patriots and cowards" had crisis after crisis, declared masterminded the revolt. j DETROIT (UPI) - The United Auto Workers Friday charged Ford Motor Co. with a contract violation by announcing the partial shutdown of a plant aififedting 100 workers without notifying the union. The workers are members of UAW Local 12 as Ford's turbine engine plant in Toledo, Ohio. UAW Vice President Ken Bannon siaiid the agreement between Ford and the union requires the company to notify UAW officials immediately when a shutdown or transfer is considered' "so that there is enough (time to meet and consider what steps can be taken" to help ithe affected workers. "Instead, we were notified this (Friday) morning just minutes before Fond announced its decision publicly, and without affording us any opportunity whatsoever for consultation and negotiation over the rights of the workers involved." continue operations for another 30 to 60 diays. , The plant builds two types of turbines on an experimental basis. Ford officials in Dearborn said it planned to discontinue producing'its commercial 707 series in order to concentnaite more on a new turbine which has been designated the 710 series. Donald R. Tops, vice president of power train operations, said about 200 of the 707 series engines, introduced two years ago, have been built. Bannon noted that company labor representatives were called back later in the day and siaid the company decided to Enters Hospital MONMOUTH - Patricia L. Spence, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Robert E. Spence, near Monmouth, entered the University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago, Wednesday for tests and observation. Her mother and brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald D. Oallins, Monmouth, accompanied her there. Her address is room 1033, University of Illinois Hospital, 840 South Wood, Chicago, Illinois. 60612. READ THE WANT ADS! IRS Man Will Help Taxpayers DALLAS (UPI) - James C Hodges retired from the Internal Revenue Service Friday and said he would now help people with their taxes. "IRS shows no serious signs of doing the job that needs to be done in helping taxpayers avoid overpaying their federal taxes by $25 billion a year," Hodges, 55, said in announcing his retirement as chief of the Northern Texas District Administration Division. "I do not believe the IRS is going to take action to run the 50 per cent of the present tax practitioners that the completely incompetent out of business. I have decided that if I don't dp something for taxpayers' education, it just won't get done." Hodges said he and eight other former IRS employes plan to establish a nonprofit tax information and education corporation to remedy the faults he sees in tax collections. In 1972, the U.S. "Supreme Court ruled that capital "punishment as presently administered was unconstitutional;'"also that sources of information; must be revealed to state grand' .juries. Dean Asked to Fix Nixon 'Friends' Audits WASHINGTON (UP I) While he was trying to start tax audits against White House "enemies/' John W. Dean III was also being asked to stop tax audits against White House friends, according to his Senate testimony. The former White House counsel told the Watergate committee Friday of three instances in which he says he was asked to "do something" about tax audits which the Internal Revenue Service had launched against "friends" of the President. Documents submitted by Dean to the committee but not yet made public indicate at least six such friends were the subject of White House concern about tax matters. Sources say the documents identify two of them as the Rev. Billy Graham and movie star John Wayne. Dean was Identified Dean was identified earlier this week in the hearings as the author of a memo recommending that former Internal Revenue Commissioner Johnnie Walters be told to hire more responsive personnel to obtain information on political enemies and stimulate politically motivated tax audits. Friday he testified he was told to "so something" about a tax audit involving an unnamed person who traveled to China and Russia with President Nixon. He said the President's personal secretary —Rosemary Woods—kept asking him about the status of this case, and that "several people" —whom he didn't name—told him: "John, you've got to do something about this because the Presi dent is just going to hit the roof when he finds out about it." But he said the case had already gone from Internal Revenue to the Criminal Division of the Justice Department and he advised the White House "there is no way" to stop the matter. A federal judge on Friday ordered a hearing on the denial of tax-exempt status for one foundation, the Center for Corporate Responsibility, after lawyers for the center brought Dean's documents to the attention of the court. U.S. District Judge Charles R. Richey said the Dean memo raised "questions of a nature which render inappropriate the present" motion to dismiss the center's suit against IRS for denying it tax-exempt status. The center, active in efforts to make business "more socially conscious," claims IRS denied the status because of its positions on issues. FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. nil; &M Is Pleased To Accept Your TAXES For Knox County In Our Drive-In, Walk-Up and Main Bank or By Mail. THE FARMERS AND MECHANICS BANK GALESBURG, ILLINOIS MEMBER OF FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION

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