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Galesburg, Illinois
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Saturday, July 7, 1973
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V 2 Galesburg Register-Mail, Galesburg, III. Saturday, July 7, 1973 Annexation Program Ready for Council ^E&WSSSKSE Consideration During Meeting Monday By ANDREA PERRETTI (Staff Writer) A comprehensive annexation study which took 10 months to prepare will be reviewed by the City Council during an informal session in City Hall Monday starting at 7:30 p.m. The study evaluates costs and benefits of annexing property both to the city and those residents and businesses that would be affected, according to Mrs. Linda Greenberg, who compiled the study. AREAS UNDER consideration for eventual annexation include residential sections in the north and southeast, commercial property along Grand Avenue and West Main Street, and several industries on the southwest. "A lot of this will depend upon the good will and feelings of the people involved," Mrs. Greenberg said. The study states for some Jess prosperous areas annexation would not increase costs for those brought into the city. This is because of water service rates. Customers outside the city now pay double the rate for water users in­ side Galesburg are charged. One instance where annexation would increase costs is Lincolnshire, a northern subdivision whose residents' taxes would increase. "But what kind of services will be avaEable (by annexing)?" Mrs. Greenberg's study asks. OTHER THAN lower water rates, fuV city fire protection a!so would be available. Persons outside the city pay less for contract fire protection service — furnished by the city — than do city residents, she admitted. But, Mrs. Greenberg added, the contract service decreases efficiency of the fire department, because firemen must first determine if the area is in the city. This wastes time. Insurance rates for those annexing, however, may decrease if they do annex because of more extensive city fjre protection. Lincolnshire residents are now considered Part of the Henderson Volunteer Fire Department District. Because volunteer departments may not be as efficient as professional ones, insurance rates are higher for those outside the city, she said. "The study looks at all these different things which may have an effect," she commented. Another topic for discussion at Monday's council meeting will be $300,000 worth of improvements to the city water well at Oquawka. Donald Houser, of Casler, Houser and Hutchison, a Jacksonville engineering firm studying the facilities, will be present to explain his suggestions to city officials. PROPOSALS INCLUDE installing six small water wells 700 Cambodian Troops Retreat, Unit Isolated PHNOM PENH <UPI) Government forces who held Phnom Penh's southern defense perimeter for ithree weeks in almost World War I-type trench warfare retreated from two of their positions Friday night, field reports said today. The withdrawal left a third unit isolated. The retreat tightened Phnom Penh's southern outer defense perimeter by one and a half miles, bringing it to within nine miles of the suburbs of .the city. Field reporters said about 700 troops made the retreat and that Communist troops blew the bridge of Kompong Tuol with persons were two mines shortly afterwards, sources said. perimeter had drawn closer to the capital, but stressed that the one position, that of the 4t7h Brigade, had held and was still holding. Delayed reports said that early Friday the seaport of Kompong Som suffered its first ground attack on the city proper during three years of war. was Position Held Authoritiative military sources said 15 rounds of B40 rocket fire and 82 mm mortar rounds crashed into the military subdivision. Only two wounded, refinery in the country destroyed in a sapper attack in March 1971. Field reporters said U.S. Fill: and F4 Phantom bombers worked out heavily in the battlefields around Phnom Penh, striking where there were not too many refugees fleeing the fighting. Rice Convoy The Cambodian high command announced that a convoy of 200 empty trucks which set off from Phnom Penh two days ago to fetch rice for the capital from the western provinces had the j safely made one third of the trip. The rest of the road plagued by Authoritative military sources j It was the first major attack! apparently is confirmed that the southern in the region since the only oil;downed bridges Saigon, Viet Cong Trade Accusations SAIGON (UPI) — The South:serious violations have been Vietnam government today!continuously perpetrated since accused the North Vietnamese j the signing of the Joint of launching offensives in the j Communique on June 13. and Central Highlands and the the (National) Liberation Front At the same time, the first river convoy in a week brought vitally needed rice into Phnom Penh wliile U.S. warplanes kept up bombardment of Communist positions within earshot of the capital. A command spokesman said a 14-barge convoy completed the hazardous journey up the Communist-lined Mekong River from South Vietnam Friday night with a cargo of rice and cement. Port authorities said, however, only four barges arrived. Barge Abandoned Both the high command and the port authority said one barge was abandoned shortly after the convoy left the South Vietnam border when it came under enemy fire. As the convoy steamed into the port at the capital, one crewman was killed and four others injured by gunfire, the port authority said. It was not known whether the shooting was rebel-initiated or accidental. As dock workers unloaded the barge in the early morning hours, the body of the dead man lay on a stretcher waiting to be picked up. American air strikes could be heard in the capital, but American pilots reported by radio that cloud cover was hindering some support called for by Cambodian ground forces. to supplement the present well. At present, «5 million gallons of water a day can be pumped. The new wells would increase pumping capacity to 10 million gallons a day. Another suggestion is to clean 150-foot horizontal collector pipes extending from the main well. These, Houser said, have become clogged with iron deposits. A<hydrolic acid treatment is recommended to flush out deposits. v The six new wells would cost $240,000, and cleaning the collector pipes an additional $45,000, Houser estimated. Philadelphia Scouts Drop Merit Badge ILLINOIS: Fair and warm to night. Sunday mostly sunny, con. tlnucd hot and humid. Low tonight 70s. High Sunday 90s WESTERN ILtJNOIS: Falf *nd warm tonight. Sunny and hot Sunday. Low tonight 70-75, High Sunday 90S. IOWA: Slight chance of scattered thunderstorms north and west tonight; fair southeast; continued warm. Sunday mosUy tunny and quite warm. Low tonight 70s. High Sunday 90s. LOCAL WtATHEH . Noon temperature, 84; morning's low, 88. Sky clear, wind out of the S.E. at 10 m.p.h. (Friday's maximum, 88; minimum, 88.) Sun rose today at 5:37 ajn., sets at 8:31 p.m. Precipitation, .88 Of an Inch. Humidity, 85%. I EXtKWDED fOBECASt ILLINOIS: Partly cloudy, very warm and humid with occasional periods of showers and thunderstorms Monday through Wednesday. Lows upper 80s low 70s. Highs mostly 80s north, 90S south. HIVEH STAGES Dubuque—8.3 fall 0.3 Davenport--7 3 fall 0.4 Burlington—10.2 rise 0.1 Keokuk—5.9 fall 2.8 Quincy—13.0 fall 0.3 Grafton—18.4 rise 0.4 Alton—18.8 rise 2.0 St Louis—19.0 rise 3.0 cane Girardeau—23.9 rise 0.4 LaSane—15.1 fall 0.7 Peoria—14.8 fall 0.3 Havana—18.1 fail 0.2 Beardstown—16.8 fall 0.5 St. Charles—20.4 rise 4.2 Tobacco Crop Shortage of Fuel Gould Cause Loss Mekong Delta. It said the Viet Cong "is only a victim." The Viet Cong, on the other hand, renewed its accusation that fighting in Kontum Province in the Central Highlands for the past month was initiated by the Saigon command. "But all these land-grabbing operations met with failure," a spokesman for the PRG (Provisional Revolutionary ment-Viet Cong) told conference today. (yet another name for the PRG-Viet Cong) is only a victim " The PRG joins with Hanoi in insisting there are no North Vietnamese troops at all in South Vietnam. The Saigon command report-J the city ed continued heavy fighting in Kontum Province and in the Delta's Chuong Thien Province, with a total of 24 Communists and 13 government soldiers killed and 37 government soldiers wounded in those two provinces in the past 24 hours. Today the Saigon command published a statement made Friday at the two-party Joint Military Commission meeting the PRG comprising the other side, by its deputy chief delegate, Brig. Gen. Phan Hoa Hiep. Hiep was quoted as saying, "The North Vietnamese Communist troops have launched two major campaigns in Kontum and Chuong Thien. The South Vietnamese command has accused the Communists of stepping up pressure on Govern-j Kontum, 260 miles north of a press!Saigon, for the past month in jan apparent attempt to seize The Communists failed in their effort to capture Kontum in the spring of 1970, but the vanguard of the attacking troops managed to get inside the city. Government commanders consider Kontum vital because of its proximity to the tri-border area, a major Communist base where the frontiers of Laos, Cambodia and South Vietnam join. PHILADELPHIA (UP*) Girl Scouts in Philadelphia will no longer be awarded merit badges for learning about sexual development, pregnancy, contraception and abortion. The program was canceled because of intense pressure from the city's Catholic community. Mrs. Degmar McGill, executive director of the Girl Scouts of Philadelphia said the controversial "To Be a Woman" program would continue, but would no longer have a merit badge attached to it. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia said it would develop a ("highly relevant young girls' ecumenical organization" of its own should the council not change its merit badge program. "There is a definite radical women's Lib flavor throughout the program," said Msgr. Thomas J. Leonard, director of the Youth Activities Division of the U.S. Catholic Conference "They're trying to equate the equality of the sexes with the whole question of sexual permissiveness." The Philadelphia Chapter numbers 9,000 Catholics among its 28,000 grl scouts. Girls were admitted to the program only with parental consent, Mrs. McGill said. Divers Find Safe Two Galesburg patrolmen, Brad Zeigler, left, and Jim Pumphrey climb out of a farm pond near Berwick Friday after recovering a safe taken in a burglary last November. Ziegler is carrying the door to the safe, which was knocked off by the burglars after the safe was taken from Sudzy's Coin-Op Laundry, 1120 N. Henderson St. Police said they have several suspects and anticipate arrests in the near future. Zeigler and Pumphrey are trained scuba divers and are certified by the National Association of Underwater Instructors. Detective Sgt. Ralph Sparling stands near the recovered safe. The safe crackers reportedly netted $240. The government news agency said today six South Viet namese soldiers recently es caped from a Communist prison camp in Cambodia and reported more than 400 government soldiers still held by guerrillas in two Cambodian This is the main reason why'provinces. Walker Plans to Nominate Graduate Student as Regent CHAMPAIGN, 111. (UPI) - Michael J. Brady, a 30-year- old graduate student and manager of a student-operated travel service, will be nominated by Gov. Daniel Walker to a six-year term on the Board of Regents, it was learned Friday. A graduate of Northern Illinois University, Brady is currently working toward a master's degree in social sciences at the University of Illinois. He also is manager of a travel bureau operated by students at the student union here. Brady's nomination is expected to be announced by the governor's office next week. The appointment is subject to legislative approval. The 19-member board of regents governs Northern Illinois, Illinois State and Sangamon State universities. Radio Station Turned Off By Federal Judge's Ruling PHILADELPHIA (UPI) — A, Mrs. Cleo Smith of Lexington,I Mrs. Smith described Mcln- federal judge Friday quashed a 'Pa., said she had been a |tire as a "very fine preacher devotee of the station since 1965land ia very good American" last-minute attempt to return the radio station of fundamentalist preacher Carl Mclntire to the airwaves . WXUR, in Media, Pa. was forced to shut down at midnight Thursday in compliance with a 1970 Federal Communications Commission order. The FCC charged the station violated the "fairness doctrine" by not airing opposing points of view. Farm Widow and often took part in its talk show program. She charged a shutdown would constitute a violation of her First Amendment rights of freedom of speech, expression and religion. "If the Constitution can't be upheld," she told the court, "God save America." Rejected Bid j Judge Green rejected her bid U.S. District Judge Clifford sJf° r a temporary restraining Green heard testimony from a!order Thursday and denied her Bucks County farm widow who had filed a petition seeking a temporary restraining order to block the FCC ruling. motion Friday for a preliminary injunction. The courtroom was packed with 250 of Mclntire's followers. and attributed the revocation of WXUR's license to "enemies" of the minister and "19 very liberal people" she refused to identify further. Mclntire, pastor of the Bible Presbyterian Church in Collingswood, N. J., said he will begin in two weeks to broadcast from a ship in the Atlantic Ocean, three miles off Cape May, N .J., to escape federal regulations. He said he will name the name pirate station "Radio America." "It'll be the most controversial station in the country," Mclntire said. Two Sought For Rustling Seven Sows DES MOINES (UPI) - The Iowa Department of Agriculture said today arrest warrants have been issued for two western Illinois men allegedly involved in stealing seven sows from a New Windsor, 111., farm last week. A department spokesman said the two men, Terry W. Curtis Jr. of Albany and James P. Entwistle of Colona, attempted to sell the sows at a sale in Donnelson in southeast Iowa last Friday. He said their efforts were thwarted when an inspecting veterinarian became suspicious. Iowa officials said the warrants were issued Friday by Mercer County, Illinois, Sheriff Warren Demick after Keith Armstrong of New Windsor confirmed that the hogs were stolen from his farm. Lee County Sheriff Donald Arnold said Curtis and Entwistle took the sows to the Donnelson sale barn last week for the Friday sale, but that veterinarian Dr. Dale Brenkmeyer became suspicious when the men used a covered pickup truck to transport the hogs By United Press International A shortage of fuel could cost North Carolina tobacco fanners $25 million to $27 million this year because they may be unable to generate enough heat to cure their crops 1 . The Agricultural Extension Service said Friday crop losses in the state could run as high as 32 million pounds. In other energy-related developments, Gov. Linwood Hoi ton of Virginia ordered state employes Friday to reduce the speed of state vehicles, turn off nonessential lights and reduce the use of air conditioners as a means of saving energy. "The current fuel shortage and energy crisis requres that the Commonwealth take some positive action towards fuel conservation," Holton said. Hay Harvest In Oregon, Gov. Tom McCall told the National Guard to give gasoline to farmers because a shortage of \gas, he said, threatened the hay harvest. The guard headquarters was expected to make 5,000 gallons available, which farmers would repay when the shortage eased. North Caroilna's Extension Service Director George Hyatt said a survey of fuel dealers produced an estimate that the fuel available for farmers to use in their curing barns likely will nth short of needs by five to six million gallons. Hyatt said he was concerned that small farmers may be hardest hit by a fuel shortage. Invest $1$ Million With the hope of increasing the supply of fuel, George P. Mitchell, president of Mitchell Energy and Development Corp. of Houston, said Friday his firm plans to invest about $18 million in gas and oil exploration during this fiscal year. Solar Energy Wehrner Von Braun, pioneer of America's space program, suggested another method of building up fuel supplies—the use of solar energy. Von Braun told the closing session of the Solar Energy International Conference in Paris that "the solar energy industry is in its infancy today much as the space industry was so many years ago when we first started dreaming of rockets to the moon ... I am confident solar energy can be developed to meet significant portions of our future energy needs." Moline City Council Orders Striking Firemen Suspended MOLINE, m. (UPI) - Forty of Moline's 44 firemen will be suspended for one day without pay as punishment for their participation in a four-hour work stoppage June 23, authorities said Friday. Moline Fire Chief Al Claerbout said the suspensions were recommended by the Public Safety Committee of the Moline City Council. Claerbout said he felt the action was fair in light of a city ordinance prohibiting strikes by firemen. The work stoppage occurred the morning of June 23 after contract negotiations broke off between firemen and the city council. Bailing Out CTA Chicago Aldermen Approve Gas Tax Funds for Transit CHICAGO (UPI)-The Chicago City Council Friday took an initial step in bailing out the financially foundering Chicago Transit Authority by unanimous ly approving the release of $6.5 million in motor fuel tax funds to help the CTA through its immediate financial crisis. The council also called upon Gov. Daniel Walker to order a special session of the General Assembly to deal with the creation of a regional transit authority. Mayor Richard J. Daley termed the $6.5 million made available to the CTA "a drop in the bucket" but added that "if you have enough drops in the bucket, you have a full bucket." The mayor, in a brief news conference, agreed with reporters that a special legislative session should be called to deal In addition, Arnold said,, with transporta ti on problems. Brenkmeyer was curious about' ^ ree, the address given by the two men—822 S. Brady St. in Davenport—which would have been in the middle of the Mississippi River. Civil Rights Movement Down, Claims Two Leaders INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (UPI) — Barring unforeseen drastic action, the civil rights movement will not be as flamboyant this decade as it was in the 1960s two leaders said Friday at the windup of the annual NAACP convention. The view was expressed in separate news conferences by Mrs. Myrlie Evers, widow of slain civil rights leader Edgar Evers, and by Roy Wilkins, executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. There were few strong stands taken in the resolutions adopted by the 2,500 delegates. A proposed resolution callling for the impeachment of President Nixon died before reaching the floor. Mrs. Evers, whose husband was shot to death 10 years ago while he was on a "walk for freedom" in Mississippi, said in many respects the civil rights movement was drifting and had lost gains made during the 1960s. "I think we are in the position of having to start almost from the very beginning again due to the policies taken in the past four years by the present administration," she said. Mrs. Evers said the need for new activity includes registration and voting, jobs, housing and all other projects of the 1960s. Wilkins, predicted continued resistance in working for civil rights at 'the national level. But, he said the NAACP will continue to focus on such questions as whether cities should be redeveloped or whether America should become a nation with the rich living in suburbia while making their living in the cities and leaving the poor and black to face the problems there. Wilkins said the fact his organization has more than 400,000 members is a sign the civil rights movement is not dead, although it has had to take less dramatic steps than a march on Washington. "I see changes in the association and our ways of winning our points," Wilkins said. "I don't participate any abandonment of the basic principles of the association. If we should do that we would scuttle ourselves." "That's what they will have to do," Daley said. "They can talk about regional transportation, local transportation or even federal transportation, but the real question is how you fund it." However, Walker, in another Chicago news conference, said there would be no point in calling a special legislative session until Republican legislative leaders indicate a willingness to change their minds regarding the CTA. City Gets Funds GRANITE CITY, 111. (UPI)—! | Mayor Paul Schuler said thej I city has received 75 per cent of I j the funds needed for construe- j tion of a secondary sewage; treatment plant from an' $8,971,175 grant from the federal government. ; "It is inconceivable to me," the governor said, "that the legislature will let the CTA cut the services by up to 35 per cent." Transit officials have Indicated that they may be, forced to cut back service by 35 per cent. According to Aid. Thomas F. Keane, the $6.5 million in CTA aid will come from $10 million in motor fuel tax funds which had been earmarked for the CTA in January with the stipulation that the state and county match the city funds. However, the council voted 45-0 Friday to eliminate the requirement that the funds be matched by the state and county. In related action, a threatened strike by members of the Metal Trades Council against the CTA was at least temporarily averted Friday when Walker agreed to meet with union leaders. The union, representing 642 CTA employes, had called a strike for Monday but delayed the called strike pending the outcome of a meeting with Walker scheduled for Thursday. The meeting was to be held in Chicago at a time and place to be announced later. THANK YOU I wish to Thank my friends it relatives who remembered me with cards, flowers & visits during my recent stay at St. Mary's Hospital. A special Thanks to Dr. Bohan and Doctors Crowell & Reed and the nurses in emergency & on Second Floor for their wonderful care. Mrs. Mildred Hall

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