Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 5, 1973 · Page 3
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, July 5, 1973
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Independence Day for Freedom Ziggy, a 16,500-pound bull elephant who was kept chained since 1941 when he attacked and nearly killed a handler at Chicago's Brookfield Zoo, trumpets his joy after being given freedom of a sort Wednesday by zoo keepers. Ziggy was brought to the United States in 1920 by famed showman Florenz Ziegfeld as a birthday present for his 6-year- old daughter. Zoo officials say the 56-year-old elephant is the largest—and oldest—in captivity. UNIFAX Chicago Zoo's Pachyderm Gets Freedom on Holiday CHICAGO (UPI)- Brookfield Zoo held its July 4th celebration by granting a 6,500-pound bull elephant named Ziggy partial freedom. Ziggy, who zookeepers say is the largest and oldest (56 years) elephant in captivity, has been chained up for 30 years ever since he turned on his keeper, George Lewis on April 26, 1941, and nearly killed him..,;' • "• But Wednesday, pachyderm housekeeper Ed Sykes, 44, hid behind a steel wall and cut through a chain that released Ziggy, leaving the elephant free to roam within a special outdoor enclosure. "He walked outside and started eating hay 1 and drinking water," Sykes said. The metal anklet was left on Ziggy in Board Eyes Bids Bids for roof repairs at Alien Park and Bateman schools and Lombard Junior High School will be considered Monday night by School District 205's Board of Education. The board will also consider purchase of supplementary junior high English textbooks and recommendations on personnel. Annual Dance Galesburg Fire Department will hold its 44th annual Firemen's Ball Saturday from 9 p.m.-l a.m. at the Eagle's Lodge, 74 N. Chambers St. Music for the fund-raising dance will be provided by the Ambassadors. Tickets will be available at the door. case he has to be chained again. Sykes said Ziggy was still "very temperamental." "His disposition will never change," he said. "They are unpredictable. If he got hold of a human, ha'd probably kill him." When Ziggy attacked Lewis in 1941, he picked the zookeeper up and threw him across the yard, then tried to gore him with his.enormous tusks. Pinned between the elephant's tusks, which were buried in the ground, Lewis punched the elephant in the eye and managed to escape. Ziggy was kept inside after the incident until 1971 when he was allowed to use an outdoor enclosure while connected to his 185-foot chain. \ Ziggy was brought to the; United States in 1920 and purchased by Florenz Ziegfeld as a birthday present for his 6-year- old daughter. But after becoming wedged in a stairway of the Ziegfeld home, the elephant was sold to Ringling Bros. Circus where his name was changed from Herman to Ziggy. During his circus days, the elephant was said to have learned to play "Yes Sir, That's My Baby" on a harmonica and to smoke cigarettes with a foot-long iron holder. Ziggy came to Brookfield Zoo in the late 1930's where he erf- gaged in a number of well- publicized but unsuccessful attempts at producing off-spring. His current mate is 42-year- old Minnie, and Sykes said the female elephant is still cautious responding to Ziggy's advances. Gottlieb, Production Expert Dies at Home in Davenport DAVENPORT, Iowa (UPI)David K. Gottlieb, regraded as one of the nation's foremost experts on newspaper research and production, died Wednesday at his home here. He was 59. Gottlieb had been president of Lee Enterprises Inc., which owns 14 newspapers In six states and six broadcasting facilities in four states. He was named president of the firm in 1970 after serving as general manager and executive vice president. Gottlieb was named president of the American Newspaper note . . . a most interesting selection of baskets, folk instruments/ rugs, and other distinctive african imports , . . Publishers Association research Institute in 1971 and was instrumental in arranging for Lee Enterprises and Nippon Paint of Osaka, Japan, to introduce the polymer plate to American printers in 1972. A native of Tiffin, Ohio, Gottlieb graduated from Ohio State University and began his newspaper career as advertising manager for the Kewanee (HI.) Star Courier in 1936. He settled here in 1940 and, after serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, became advertising manager of the Davenport Daily Times. He moved to the Lee Enter prises full time in 1959. Gottlieb i§ survived by his widow, Elaine, two sons, Rich iard, cl Madison, Wis., and Robert of Boston, Mass., and a daughter, Jeanne, also of Bos ton. River Family Kept Busy Over Holiday (Continued From Page 2) frayed green cap. "Oh, that's the uniform all right," Eunice laughed. "Except when he goes to Burling-' ton on Friday nights or to church. DAYTON, slightly stodp- shouldered and quick, climbed intd a boat with a fist full of tools. A deeply-tanned young man waited helplessly on the dock, holding the boat. Ten minutes later, the relieved boater was heading out of the harbor for open wafer. Later, Dayton climbed over the rail of a houseboat floating free in the channel. A middle-aged man in swim trunks stood on the deck, a panic stricken expression on his face. Fifteen minutes later the boat was moving into the slip under its own power. "Actually, I work for the boys now. They run it," Dayton claimed. He was perched cn the edge of what will be his lawn, looking out over the bustle of the marina. It was early evening and in the distance several boats were coming in for the day. "They come to me when they have a problem with it and ask me. I tell them what I think and they don't always agree and that's okay. It has to be that way." "I'm just a member of the advisory board now," he concluded. The rest of his family unanimously disagrees. Dayton, according to Hhem, is the nucleus of the business. EARLIER, as he was showing a visitor through the new home, he paused on the second floor. "This is the grand- kids' room," he announced, stepping into a brightly-painted room. There are five of them — the girandchildren. "It's a wonderful ,/thing to become a father and it's even grander •it© be a grandfather," he said. "Children see things differently than we do. They can live in a world of make-believe and through them we can too. Then for a bit it's not necessary to face the hamsh realities of living." Dayiton seldom goes out on the river himself and when he does, he doesn't go fast or far. "Ttat's because he's always working, working," Eunice explained. "And somebody miighit need 'him for something, you know." Somebody probably will. "That, sir, is truely a doctor of engines," a middle-aged man announced carelessly as Dayton was replacing the cover on a boat engine. The statement may have been insincere but iit was the truth. "I've always liked the river, of course, and I like working on boats and engines," Dayton said. He squinted into the sun and responded to a waving, girinning boater. "When you quit working, you cease to exist. "And I'm talking too much," he added. "You see, when I had that garage up there people came when they had trouble. Here they come to have fun." Thurajay, July 5, 1973 3 of Empty Trucks Heads for Rice-Rich Area PHNOM PENH (UPI) - A convoy of' 200 empty trucks roared out of Phnom Penh today to^ pick up vital rice supplies in the northwest, the first convoy on Highway 5 since rebel troops closed the road 18 days ago. Field reports said that U.S. spotter planes coordinating heavy protective air cover radioed that by noon the convoy had bypassed the embattled ferry crossing town of Prek Kdam without incident. The convoy was headed for the western rice-rich province of Battambang on the border with Thailand. At Prek Kdam, 18 miles north of Phnom Penh, officers told reporters that Fills and smaller Thailand-based U.S. fighter bombers flew night long missions in the area. In ground action, seven government troops were wounded in skirmishes on the embattled east bank overnight, but were evacuated safely in sampans. U.S. warplanes flew scores of missions around Phnom Penh during the night and early today, the 121st day of consecutive bombing raids in Cambodia. Under a compromise with Congress, President Nixon has agreed to halt the raids Aug. 15. The Cambodian command today reported that Highway 4, the only road from Phnom Penh to the country's seaport of Kompong Som, was closed by rebel activity for the second consecutive day. Government troops in the Highway 4 town of Prey Pdau, 22 miles west of Phnom Penh, were reported encircled but still holding their positions. Officers gave no account of casualties but said reinforce* ments coming from both the Phnom Penh side and the •western side were unable to break through. All traffic on the road was halted by the fighting. British Couple Is Rescued at Sea SEOUL, Korea (UPI) - A British couple who spent 117 days adrift in a life raft in the Pacific Ocean has been rescued by a South Korean fishing boat, the ship's captain reported Wednesday. The skipper said in a radio report to the Korean Marine Industry Development Corp. that Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Bailey of Southampton, England, were picked up June 30 and were recovering from severe malnutrition and exhaustion, j Relays Report The Korean corporation relayed the skipper's report to newsmen. According to the report, Westmer District Board Fills Post JOY - Dr. Donald C. Walker, Mahomet, was employed as superintendent of Westmer School District 203 schools Tuesday by the Board of Education. His duties will begin July 11. Walker has replaced Douglas Horner, who has taken a job as superintendent of schools at Fairfield. Walker was graduated from Edwards County High School, Albion, and Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. He received his master's degree in school administration in I960 and his doctorate in 1973, both from the University of, Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Before coming to Joy, he| served as an administrator at Ohio, 111. Walker is a member of Phi Delta Kappa, a professional educators' fraternity, and the Association of School Business Officials. He is married to the former Virginia Lambert of Albion. Bailey, 41, and his 32-year-old wife were removed from the sea by the fishing boat Wolmi off the west coast of Guatemala. They had been adrift since March 4, when their eight-ton yacht Auralyn sank in the Pacific 400 miles off Acapulco, Mexico. At the time the ship sank, the couple was en route to New Zealand on a sailing tour around the globe, the Wolmi reported. Given the location, it was possible the boat entered the Pacific through the Panama Canal. ' 1 Couple Injured The couple was injured when their yacht went down and were suffering from severe malnutrition when the Wolmi rescued ithem. The Baileys were given emergency treatment aboard the fishing boat and were reported gradually regaining health, the officials said. They said it will take about 35 days for the Wolmi to return home and the couple was expected to arrive at the South Korean port city of Pusan early next month. The London newspaper Daily Mail said today that Bailey, a printer, and his wife, who worked in an income tax office, set sail from England 12 months ago. Health Board Denies Request To Bury Man With Ancestors CHICAGO (UPI) - Herbert Boettcher, the great-grandson of a leader of the Potawatomi Indians will not be buried on ancestral' land today because the land now belongs to' the Cook County Forest Preserves. Boettcher died Tuesday of a heart attack. He was 72. Detective Don Hogland of the suburban Schiller Park Police Department Wednesday said he had organized a drive to raise enough money for the burial of Boettcher, a Schiller Park resident, in a River Grove cemetery, where his mother and brother are buried. Hogland said the Chicago Board of Health has refused to allow Boettcher to be buried in the Robinson Woods Preserve for sanitation reasons. Hogland said the last person to be buried on the preserve CARD OF THANKS From MR. & MRS. LAUREN GOFF We wish to thank all our many friends ic relatives for helping us make our 50th wedding anniversary such a happy occasion. A special thanks to the Carl Sandburg Birthplace Board, Rev. Kenneth Goodell and for the music Barbara Laurence and Mary Lou Goff so beautifully provided. The Children Mr. & Mrs. Paul Crum Mr. & Mrs. Rodney Goff Mr. & Mrs. LeRoy Robbins '' calico cat monday & friday 10-9 Saturday & weekdays 10-5 78 |9. feminory, galesburg phone 342-2212 JEWELERS Watch Crystals Replaced in 30 Minutes. Official Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Time Inspector 314 E. MAIN ST. Located EUa Marie Shop NOW Union Optical Co. Featuring UNION OPTICAL PLAN was Boettcher's sister, in 1927. He said the land had been given to B o e 11 c h e r's great­ grandfather, Chief Alexander Robinson, by the U.S. government in return for the chief's help to settlers in the late 1830s. Boettcher was born in a log cabin on the land and lived there with his mother and brother until the cabin burned down in 1950, Hogland said. "In 1971, he came to the po lice department—destitute and in need of help," Hogland said. "We (policemen) helped get him on general assistance. When he died we wanted to put him with his ancestors and that's where the problem started," he said. The paper said the couple had no children and had planned on surveying New ; Zealand as a possible new > home. 'Spent Every Penny' "They spent every penny they earned getting the yacht ready for sea," the Daily Mail quoted a friend of the couple as saying. "They were going to have a look at New Zealand and if they liked it settle there. If not they were going to continue sailing around the world." Tlie paper said Bailey's last printing job before leaving England had been to set the type for a book titled "Safety and Survival at Sea." Community Band Sets 6 Tag Days' Galesburg American Legion Community Band's annual tag days will be held Friday and Saturday in the central business district seeking donations for the band. Don Ross, band director, said the project is the band's main fund-raising effort. Money is used to finance upkeep of equipment, purchase of music and to support weekly concerts and the band's participation in the Illinois American Legion Convention's parade at Chicago. Hot, Cold Spots NEW YORK (UPI) - The highest tomperalture reported to the National Weather Service Wednesday excluding Alaska and Hawaii was 120 degrees at Needles, Calif. Today's low was 42 degrees at Evanston, Wyo. "75th" Year Since 1898" CONTACT LENSES Hard or Soft Complete Hearing Aid Service Full Line of Batteries PHOTOGRAY & PHOTOSUN LENSES They Darken and dear Automatically With The Changing Light Contact lent A jlyl Glasses Dispensed on Prescription °* Dr. Everett Beath, O.P. 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