Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 2, 1973 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Monday, July 2, 1973
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2 Galesburg Register-Moil, Golesburg, Monday, July 2, 1973 Legislature Back to Work Over Money Bills By TOM LAUE SPRINGFIELD (U P I) Snarls over money bills brought the Illinois Legislature back to work again today, the second day they've been laboring overtime to pass legislation piled up during the six-month session. A key struggle was over how much janitors at state universities and other public places should be paid. The pro-labor forces in the House, led by Rep. Thomas Hanahan, D - McHenry, want the prevailing wage of private industry for public custodians. The Senate does not. Both the House and Senate quit late Sunday night. Before they did, they sent to Gov. Daniel Walker a bill raising the minimum wage law to $2.10 by Jan. 1, 1976, legislation to regulate abortions in the state and a $1.5 billion budget for the Department of Transportation. Includes Freeway System Included in the DOT budget is $265 million for a Republican freeway system. The plan Includes most legs of the original 1,950-mile network. Still pending in the House was a tax freeze on local real estate which the sponsor said he thinks is dead and a bill setting up a pay board to recommend wage hikes for state officers and lawmakers. Under this plan, legislators would not have to vote themselves pay increases. On Saturday the legislature passed and gave Walker bills creating state boards of election and education. Has Unique Provision The state Board of Election has a unique tie-breaking pro­ vision whenever the two Democratic and two Republican members are deadlocked. One name is drawn by lot and that person may not vote on the issue. The education board is made up of 17 persons, all appointed by the governor and subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. Four of the members would come from Chicago, four from suburban Cook County, two from each of the other four judicial districts ^ind a 17th Would be chosen at large. Other bills passed Saturday included a "lawyers'" no-fault insurance bill that permits un­ limited suits for "pain and suffering" and mandates certain coverage, a bin prohibiting busing to achieve racial balance, full funding for the state*! retirement systems and a measure calling for execution by the electric chair in the case of certain murder*. Galesburg Is Gearing Up For July 4 Celebrations Need a Flight Out? Ozark's Back in Town Need a flight out of Galesburg this week? For the first time in 72 days one will be available on Ozark Airlines. The first flight to leave Galesburg since the April 19 Ozark Mechanics Farternal Assn. strike will be Thursday at 10:22 a. m. to St. Louis, said Dick 3oyce, local Ozark manager. "As far as I know everyone's happy to be back to work," Boyce commented. Reservations may be made for all flights on the regular schedule Thursday except the 8:30 a.m. for Chicago, Boyce said. From then on all flights will be available as usual. Harvey Brubaker, ticket agent, says he will be happy to get back to work but is not happy about the "way" he is going back. "I hate to go in cold turkey. I'll have no chance to catch up on manuals and ticketing," he said. "So we go back to work. But we haven't got anybody to fly until we get some reservations." Brubaker said he needs more time to go over changes in the ticketing manuals. Security charges per passenger have gone from 32 cents to 64 cents. And he said he has heard there are some family plan changes. Boyce said reservations may be made at this point. He is taking them at the airport and they are being taken by the central office in Peoria, he explained. Area Ozark employes have lost a total of $9,000 in wages, Brubaker estimated. He has lost $2,500 and is the highest paid of the four here who were out of Work. The City of Galesburg has lost from $300 to $500 in landing fees, estimated Don Viane, city finance director. "It isn't a large income for the city," he commented. Ozark monthly rental fees of $205 were still paid to the city he added. Curfew in Wataga To Be Continued WATAGA — Authorities here have imposed a 9 p.m. curfew for youths under 18 after a series of break-ins and attempted break-ins have frayed the nerves of village residents. The curfew, which was first imposed Saturday night by the mayor and village board, will be in effect "until further notice," according to Mayor John Robbins. The curfew was set after village Marshal Floyd Sloan asked the town council to help keep young persons off the streets. "IT'S FOR THE protection of the young people," a village official said, explaining that a number of village residents had expressed alarm at reports of prowlers, window peepers and break-ins. "It could be serious if somebody got jittery," the official added. The break-ins and attempted break-ins are apparently being committed by a single person, officials said. Robbins refused to elaborate on the circumstances, and Sloan could not be reached for comment although he has reportedly asked other officials not to discuss the matter while he is conducting an investigation. By LARRY REID (Staff Writer) Most business will grind to a halt Wednesday — the Fourth of July — when thousands of Galesburg residents take time off to enjoy Independence Day celebrations. The weather promises to be favorable for the 1-day holiday. The National Weather Service's forecast calls for partly cloudy weather with the temperature in or near the 80s. One of the area's main attractions will be evening fireworks displays scheduled at Lake Storey and Soangetaha and Lake Bracken country clubs. The Galesburg Jaycees will again sponsor a fireworks dis play and other activities at Lake Storey, according to Fred Kim ble and Gary Lindsey, co-chair men of events. Music will be provided by a rock band and by Bill Reeves and the Midsfcate Opty, a Western Illinois country and western outfit. The opry will perform from 4-5:30 p.m. and the rock band will play from 5-7 p.m. Skydiver A skydiver will perform throughout the day and the Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post 285, 571 E. North St., will provide toy train rides for children. A Connie Mack League baseball tournament will be held. Traffic will be directed by Galesburg Area REACT personnel. Other groups which will assist with the day's activities include Knox County Emergency Police, the county sheriff's department, state and city police, Galesburg American Community Ambulance Service, the fire department, park and conservation employes. Kimble said that Jaycees will ask for a $1 donation a car when motorists enter Lake Storey. The money will be used to defray expenses, he explained. Frank Kern, Soangetaha Country Club manager, said that in addition to fireworks, the club will feature swimming meets and games for children, a golf tournament and outdoor buffet, weather permitting. Mrs. Gail Clark, manager of Lake Bracken Country Club's dining room, said she will fea­ ture picnic-style meals and free ice cream cones for members over 75 on the holiday. Three pop stands will be set up, two on the golf course, she said. Along with a fireworks display, there will be a swimming exhibition put on by children cf club members, boat races and golf matches. Most business in the area will cease on the holiday. However, some grocery stores will remain open. The Galesburg Register-Mail will not publish. An increase in the number of boaters is anticipated on July 4. With this in mind the Rock Island District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has offered some suggestions to pleasure boaters who navigate the Mississippi River. Recommendations Authorities recommend that operators observe established regulations and common sense in operation of their craft. Special regulations, officials said, arc in effect in the'vicinity of the locks and dams. Boaters are encouraged to observe the established restricted areas upstream and downstream from the dams. Flashing red lights will serve as range markers at 100 -foot restricted • ranges while yellow lights will be used at the 300- foot marks in the downstream areas. Upstream the restricted rea is 600 feet. Upon approaching a lock from either side, the pleasure boater can signal the lockmaster that he wants to "lock through" by means of a signal cord located in a ladder recess on the concrete extension of the lock wall. Land horns can be used as a signal by means of one long and one short blast, authorities said. When this is heard by a lockmaster, a flashing red light will be turned on indicating mat the boat must stay in the clear. The red signal will be placed by an amber light indicating that the boater may either stay in the clear or moor to the guide wall no closer to the lock gates than the location of the signal cord. A green light will tell the boater to proceed after the lockman gives one long blast on an air signal at main locks and two long blasts at auxiliary locks, authorities said. Hospital Wearing Completion Hospitals Report Building Progress Galesburg Cottage Hospital's $9-milUon building project is bout 95 per cent complete and construction of the new $6.9 million St. Mary's Hospital is on schedule, administrators at the two local hospitals said today. Cottage Hospital's construction project, which was started in May 1971, is scheduled for completion Aug. 10. Marshal G. Maggard, hospital administrator, said today that all structural work on the new 4-story addition has been com Galesburg Man Galesburg police Sunday arrested Edwin E. Morrow, 23, Hotel Custer, for armed robbery after a 22-year-old Galesburg man told authorities Morrow and another man took over $1,000 from him at gunpoint, leaving him trussed up on a bed. The victim, John M. Zefo, 289 W. North St., said he answered a knock at the door of the basement apartment where he was staying about 4 a.m. The apartment is.located near his parents' home, police said. pleted. Painting, ceiling work and laying floor tile remains to be finished, he said. Plans call for the hospital's main entrance, now on Seminary Street, to be relocated on Kellogg Street. The first floor will house 53 medical beds and a 6-bed intensive care coronary unit. Upstairs > ; v The second floor will have 53 surgical beds and a 6-bed intensive care unit. Approximately three-fourths of the third Robbed of $1,000 Zefo said he opened the door and was confronted by two armed men, one of whom he reportedly recognized as Morrow. The men bound Zefo with tape, and took $1,130 from his wallet, Zefo told investigators. Morrow was taken into custody at the hotel. He was later transferred to the Knox County Jail where the jailer was forced to call for assistance Sunday night when he created a disturbance, authorities reported. Morrow was to appear in court this morning. floor will contain only shell construction to provide for the further addition of patient beds, and the rest will be used for medical personnel dressing rooms, a new entrance to surgery and a recovery room. Ground floor will contain a new snack bar, a gift shop, doctor's lounge, lobby, administration, laboratory, emergency suite and out-patient facilities. Construction of the new St. Mary's Hospital, located at the northeast comer of the U.S. 34- Semiinary Street intersection, is expected to be completed Jan. 8, 1974, Richard O, Thai, hospital administrator, said today. The new building is 70 per cent completed, he noted. Four floors have been finished and work btgjan recently on the fifth floor, the hospital will have 160 beds. Weather and River Stages rose today at 5:35 a.m., sets at 8:32 ILLINOIS: Tonight partly cloudy; showers and thunderstorms likely east and south; cooler northwest. Partly sunny Tuesday; showers and thunderstorms likely south; cooler north and central. Low tonight 6575. High Tuesday mostly 80s north, mostly around 90 south. WESTERN ILLINOIS: Chance of thunderstorms tonight and Tuesday; continued hot and humid. Low tonight around 70. High Tuesday near 90. IOWA: Clearing and cooler tonight. Fair Tuesday. Low tonight 50s northwest, 60s southeast. High Tuesday 80s. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature. 84; morning's low, 68. Sky clear. (Sunday's maximum, 89; minimum, 67; Saturday's maximum, 89; minimum, 66.) Sun p.m. EXTENDED FORECAST ILLINOIS: Fair to partly cloudy north, hut occasional showers and thunderstorms south Wednesday through Friday. Low 50s extreme north, 70s extreme.south. High 70s- QOs. RIVER STAGES Dubuque—8.0 rise 0.7 ; Davenport—6.1 faU 1.0 BUrlington—9.7 Keokuk—7.0 fall 0.8 Quincy—11.5 fall 0.4 Grafton—1S.4 fall 0.2 Alton—13.3 fall 0.6 St. Louis—16.6 fall O.f? Cape Girardeau—25.8 fall 0,7 LaSalle-^-15.5 fall 1.0 Peoria—15.8 fall 0.5 Havana—16.3 fall 0.3 Beardstown—10.5 fall 0.3 St. Charles—15.1 faU 0.3 Civil War Volunteers Reactivate Ronald Olson, Lyle Sedwick and Theodore Coombs. By NORMA CUNNINGHAM (Staff Writer) KNOXVILLE - More than 100 years ago a group of Knox County men pulled on their walking boots and headed south to fight the Civil War, their muskets hung behind them. They were part of the 102nd Regiment of Illinois Infantry Volunteers, a hard-#ghting unit that distinguished itself on the battlefield, participating in the siege of Savannah and the siege of Atlanta and subsequent "March to the Sea." They fought in the Carolines. When the war was won, the soldiers, most of them from Knox County, returned to Ohi- oago, where they were discharged. The date was June 14, 1865. THAT MIGHT have been the end of it had it not been for a group of Knoxville-area men who have reactivated the 102nd volunteers. The 1973 version of the unit was mustered in last week as Company "F" during ceremonies in Knoxville by a representative of the Illinois Assn. of CMl War Units. At leas: two of the initial group of six men who organized the reactivated unitl have ancestors who themselves were members of the original regiment which was mustered into federal service Sept. 1, 1862, under the leadership of Col. William MoMurty. They are John Thompson and Lyle Sedwick. Members of the unit have been pubting together uniforms and equipment for the past several months and plan to appear alt parades and patriotic functions in the future. They say ithey are interested in the history of the War Between (the States for several reasons. Some are military historians, some descendants of Civil War soldiers, arid some are interested in black powder musketry. MANY EARLY units in the war used black powder weapons. While some went through the entire campaign with the muzzle-loading rifles, other units were issued repeating rifles and carbines later in the war. Some men in the newly-activated unit have guns which have been handed down by I'lieir families since the-war; others have reproductions which are true to the period. Pant of the study which has gone into the new group covered the detailing of uniforms, weapons, drill and tactics. Members will attempt to preserve all these details through their own unit. Much research went into the uniform worn by the first regiment, including color, material and leather goods. MEMBERS FOUND that there are firms which make fine reproductions of the leather goods. Trousers which fitted the material and color requirement were found in — of aill places — the J. C. Penney catalog. Fabric for the coats was found at Fabs, 1055 N. Henderson St., and hats were ordered Ironua manufacturer who specializes in the headgear. The regiment's reason for being is to promote patriotism in the community, to perpetuate ithe honor of those who fought to preserve the nation and to communicate the history of the regiment to the public. First meetings of the unit early last winter were held at the old Knox County Jail, Knoxville. Then, as membership increased to the present 14, the quarters were outgrown. Permission was sought and granted to hold twice- monithly meetings at 'the Galesburg Armory. CAPTAIN OF the regiment is Ronald Olson, 360 S. Farn- , ham St., Galesburg, whose j grerat-great-uncle, Hiram F. \ Hollister, fought in the Civil | War, but not as a member of j the 102nd. ; Olson was originally interested in World War I in which his father fought. He was urged to atitend an early meeting of the regiment and found it interesting, but he told other members, "It's not my war." However, his mother told him he had ancestors in the Civil 'War 'and he started research in the (fall of 1972. "All I had was a couple names ... I didn't know where they were inducted from or where they lived," he commented. Olson found a book at home which helped with some of the details. He wrote to 'the archives in Washington and received an envolope detailing HoUister's war record. That was enough of an incentive so he decided to join the unit and learn more about the earlier war. The six original members of the unit were Theodore Coombs, Kenneth Roberson, John Thompson, Lyle Sedwick, Dale Larson and Howard Hallberg. OTHER OFFICERS are Sedwick, first lieutenant; Roberson, first sergeant; and Coombs, sergeant. Olson said no specific number of men has been set for the regiment, and 'there is no requiremenit of being able to trace ancestry to the Civil War. "All you need is an interest in the war," The group meets the first and third Thursday of each month. A Civil War cantonment is planned at Knoxville Sept, 14, 15 and 16. There will be a battle reenaetment and teams will compete in drill, muzzle shooting and cannon competition. There will be individual competition in both rifle and pistol. In conjunction with -the Civil War celebration, there will be a tour of historical sites, a beard and mustache contest and a military ball. And just to show that old wounds do' heal, a promotional piece on the upcoming events reads: "Cavalry Welcome." NOTICE Galesburg Trades & Labor Assembly REGULAR MEETING CHANGED TO _ ki Wed., July 11 « 7:30 P.M. Labor Temple EARL D. GRIFFITH Recording Secretary

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