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% ,Golesburg Register-MaiI, Galesburg, Monday, July 9, 1973 Four Firefighters Injured at Gladstone Following Explosion in Grade Weather and River Stages * GLADSTONE — Four firefighters were injured here Sunday as they fought to contain a blaze that followed an explosion in a supply room at Gladstone Grade School. Gladstone firefighter James McClintic was reported in ; good condition today in Bur' liflgton Memorial Hospital. He was admitted after he and an Oquawka firefighter, Gene Kulp, were splashed with acid as they fought the blaze. AUTHORITIES could not immediately determine the source of the acid, explaining enly that- it was stored with school supplies. Kulp and two Gladstone firemen who suffered from smoke inhalation were treated at the hospital's emergency rcom and released. The flames-erupted about 7 p.m., authorities said, after an apparent explosion in the supply room which is near the building's boiler room. Both the supply room and furnace room were enclosed by fireproof walls, school authorities said. The blast apparently moved one of the walls about three inches, causing cracks' to appear. "The blaze was contained to the supply room and furnace room, but the rest of the 7- room structure sustained smoke and water damage. A gymnasium used for the school's hot lunch program also received some smoke damage, firefighters said. SAMUEL WEGMAN, Union School District 115 superinten* dent, and Tri-Valley principal Alan Driskell were on the scene along with four of the district's directors. The grade school is part of the-Tji-Valley complex. Wegman said todayan investigation into the cause of the fire was underway. He described the damage as moderate, adding he believed the building would be repaired be­ fore classes begin later next month. Robert McGraw and Dick Lox were the two Gladstone firemen who were treated for smoke inhalation. McGraw is chief of the Gladstone department. About 20 firefighters from the Gladstone and Oquawka departments fought the flames using three pumper trucks. FIREPIG H T E R Kenneth Smith, Oquawka, was on top of a pumper when McClintic emerged from the burning structure with the add on his shirt. Smith sprayed water on the injured man and McClintic removed his shirt .He re* ceived chemical burns on his chest and stomach. Kulp followed him out of the building, and was also sprayed with water. Kulp was burned on his feet, Smith said. The blaze was brought un* der control within an, hour after firemen arrived. ILLINOIS: Partly cloudy toniiht and Tuesday* Lo<v tohifUt 70S. Hlgfi' Tuesday OOs. WESTERN ILLINOIS: Mattiy 'Mii' hot and humid through Tuesday. Low tonight 70-7S. High Tuesday low 90s. IOWA: Contfhued wafrt arid humid through Tuesday. Thunderstorms possible north tonight, chance of tniHiderstertns iouth. Partly cloudy southwest Tuesday; chance of showers «t thunderstorms nortMist.. V&* tonight Upper 00* to mid 70s. High Tuetdey m Noon temperature, 90; morning 's . J W M'i**2.«««tiy wind out «f the s.a.Wj. at 8 m.p.h. (Sunday 's maximum, H; minimum, 68: Sat, utdays majtimum, m minimum, 17). Suri rose today at 5 :39 a.m., lets.at 8 ;3l p.m. Humidity* ,60%. :' ta tXrt *DeD>6 *fecABT t fLlMNOiS: Partly efdUdy, hot and humid Wednesday through. Frldnv. Lows in upper 60s 6i low 70s. Highs generally in 90s. ' ItiVf Itlf AOfet *, Dttbuou*Hi.S «o .efmngi Davenport -6 .7^ fall «.i Burlington -9.6 fall 0 2 Keokuk-6.9 fall 0.4 8 u«hey-i«.o. fit* o .J rafton-lS4 fan OS Aft<m-lSJ, J4I1 l.t.. St. UtUtvltS 1* , • •• Gap* Olfafdeeu—S6.4 rite 0.9 Ltt§*lit^l4.5 fill 6.1 Peorla-14 .0 fall M Havana—14.4 Mil 6.3, •at; ChartM**l8 .t Ml 1.4 In Fulton County i Avon Boy Drowns Q At Country Club AVON — Dennis G. Markley, 11, of Avon, drowned Sunday afternoon in Avondale Lake at (r the Avondale Country Club. Fulton County Coroner George Kauzlarich said that the boy, his brother Roger, and a friend had gone to the lake with the intention of swimming but that Roger and the friend decided against it because of the cold water. Dennis went into the water ;and his brother reported last seeing him at 3:30 p.m. near a raft in file lake. Kauzlarich said that two lifeguards and about two dozen other persons began a search for the body at that time. One of the lifeguards located the boy around 5:30 p.m. and a caretaker at the pool, Bill Burroughs, brought the body ashore. Kauzlarich pronounced him dead at 5:35 p.m. Dennis, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Markley, Avon, was born Oct. 8, 1961 in Avon. He had completed the sixth grade at Avon Community School. He is survived by his parents and his brother; three sisters, Joyce, Debra and Janice, all at home; three foster brothers, Terry Anderson, Bloomington, Fred Anderson, Madison, Wis., and James Anderson, Abingdon; a foster sister, Mrs. Judy Lond, Galesburg; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Gillett, Avon, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Markley, Roseville. Funeral will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Corman Memorial Home with Rev. Thietje Hunt officiating. Burial will be in Roseville Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 7:3C .to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established. Cottage Hospital To Offer Heart Attack HELP Class Sale of Wheat to Soviets Blamed for High Food Prices WASHINGTON (UPI) - Con-, President Nixon announced the signing of the agreement ,. Gaileslburg Cottage Hospital, in cooperation with the Knox County Heart Assn. and the Department of Public Health, is offering a program designed to educate local citizens about heart attacks. The program, Heart Emergency Life Procedures (HELP), will run for an indefinite length of time, hospital officials said today. Trained specialists wiill conduct 3-hour classes each Wednesday at Cottage Hospital in emergency resuscitation methods. The classes will include sSide lectures on the fundamental aspects of heart-related emergencies, demonstrations of resuscitation procedures and actual Tivo Doctors Join Galesburg Clinic Two new doctors, D. Wilson Taylor and Madan L. Gupta, have joined the staff of the Galesburg Clinic, 3315 N. Seminary St. Taylor, a family practitioner, worked in Monmouth the past 14 years. A native of Texas, he was graduated from Southwestern Medical School of the University of Texas. He had his residency in general practice at the University of Colorado Medical Center. He, his wife and two children will live at 1181 Beecher Ave. A native of India, Gupta was graduated from the S.M.S. Medical College there. After a 3-year specialty training program, he practiced internal medicine in India for five years. He came to the United States in 1969 and had four more years of training in internal medicine and cardiology in New York hospitals. He last worked at Malmondes Medical Center, Brooklyn. training and experience in performing resuscitations. HELP, is a program designed to reduce the numlber of fatalities stemming from heart attacks. Of more than 60,000 fatal heart attacks studied recently, it is estimated that 60 per cent of the victims would be living today if l!hey had received treatment within four minutes after experiencing cardiac arrest. All area residents are invited to attend <tlhe training sessions. There is no charge. AH materials and instruction will be provided by Cottage Hospital. Enrollment details are > available by calling the hospital's in-service education department at 3434121. Utility, Union Find Accord Over Contract SPRINGFIELD (UPI)-A tentative contract agreement between International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 702 and the Central Illinois Public Service Co. was announced Sunday by negotiators for both sides. George Smith, business manager of the 900-member local headquartered at West Frankfort, said members would vote early this week on whether to accept the two-year pact. Details of the proposed agreement were not released pending ratification. Members of the local are electrical and gas transmission and service workers in southern, central and western Illinois. They will cast ratification ballots at West Frankfort, Beardstown and Maittoon, Smith said. Leave for Zoo Children enrolled in School District 205's pre-school summer program left this morning on a trip to the Niabi Zoo at Coal Valley. Jerry Johnson, director of the project, looks on while three of the pupils board the bus. They are, from left, Ruth Sandoval, 5, who will be in kindergarten next fall at Weston School; Richard Klossing, 7, a pupil at Weston who isn't enrolled in the program but went on the trip, and William Basley, 5, who will be in the kindergarten at Allen Park School. (Register-Mail photo by Steve Stout.) Experience Still The Best Teacher By LARRY REID (Staff Writer) The saying "experience is the best teacher" is being put to the test in School District 205's pre-school summer program. The sooner a child begins building concepts and experiences, the better," said .Jerry Johnson, director of the project started this year on an experimental basis. NINETY CHILDREN are enrolled in the program at Mary Allen West, Weston, Silas Willard, Cooke and Allen Park grade schools and Steely Middle School. Funded entirely by the Illinois State Gifted Program, the project is designed to identify talents in pre-school children of all intelligence levels, Johnson explained. Because language development is one of the major keys to success in school, most of the activities involve vocabulary building by describing and using prepositions, pronouns and adverbs, he said. THE TEACHERS, he said, are encouraging the children to use words by discussing and questioning as much as possible. Beforer classes started June 25, staff members attended a 1-week workshop to plan experiences and activities for children. Johnson invited several consultants including Richard Hoffman, the project counselor, to help teachers develop techniques. "Every child has some special talent or strength which should be identified and used to the best advantage," Johnson remarked. Other activities include muscle development and field trips. This morning the children took a trip to the Niabi Zoo at Coal Valley. CHILDREN WERE tested during the first week of the program and their progress will be evaluated before classes end July 27. Parents and kindergarten teachers will be informed of the results and given recommendations, the project director said. Johnson, who is principal of Weston and L. T. Stone schools, pointed out that while the program may not be funded next year because of a lack of state money, school officials hope to conduct fol- lowup studies of the children enrolled this summer. gressional investigators today blamed the massive sale of U.S. wheat to the Soviet Union Hast year for the current high price of food for Americans, but excused the administration for making the deal. The General Accounting Office (GAO), the investigative arm of Congress, said that the Agriculture Department did a poor job of arranging the sale, that large companies made excessive profits . from it and that the government paid $300 million in unnecessary subsidies. While criticizing the way the deal was handled, the GAO said it benefited the U. S. balance of payments, increased farm income, reduced surplus wheat stocks and put idle acreage back into production. Robbers Take Immigrant's Life Savings CHICAGO (UPI) - For 16 years, police said, Giordan Sou- basefski, 66, immigrant from Yugoslavia, had saved up his money for his return to Europe and a stay with his faipily. He had $25,500 in cash and travelers' checks in his suitcase when he went to O'Hare International Airport last Friday to board a flight home. But he was carrying a .22 Caliber revolver in his waistband, and he was arrested. Ordered to holiday court on "Saturday, a hearing was set for today. Meanwhile, police said, two men—unknown to them, but the object of a search-rsomehow attached themselves to Soubasef­ ski and gained his confidence. Soubasefski, a retired steel worker from Gary, Ind., speaks very little English, and it was difficult for him to explain what happened, even through an interpreter. Sunday night Soubasefski was walking with the two at North and California avenues when a third man ran up to him, knocked him down and ran off with the money. The two who remained with him gave their names and addresses to police. They were false. "I've been saving and saving since I came here," said the victim. "Now I don't know what I'm going to do." Vote on Contract HARRISBURG, 111. (UPI) Members of Operating Engineers Local 318, on strike since June 18, will vote on a new contract proposal at a meeting at the union hall here Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Held in Shooting ALTON, 111. (UPI) - Percy Woods, 73, was being held today in the fatal shooting Sunday of Ezikel J. White, 18, near his home. July 8,1972, to sell to the Soviet Union $750 million worth of domestic wheat over a three- year period. The GAO report noted that 440 million bushels of wheat worth $700 million was sold by grain dealers in the first two months after the announcement. , "The large sales of U. S. wheat to Russia and other exports in the summer of 1972 caused a dramatic rise in the price of U. S. wheat," the report said. It said the price of wheat rose by nearly 50 per cent in those first two months after the deal and nearly doubled from $1.68 a bushel in July, 1972, to $3 this past May. Body of Boy Is Recovered From Illinois EAST PEORIA, 111. (UPI) Authorities have recovered the (body of Thomas Smith, 7, Peoria, who drowned in the Illinois River with two neighbors. Smith's body was recovered Sunday. The bodies of his neighbors, Judith Cotton, 19, and Anna Bohannan, 7, were recovered Saturday. | ; ' • The three drowned during a beach party attended by 11 children when Miss Cotton was giving the Bohannan girl a swimming lesson. Smith was one of several children who attempted to assist in a rescue when the Bohannan girl developed a cramp, authorities said. Smith's sister, Brenda, 12, was in satisfactory condition at Methodist Hospital in Peoria. Davenport Men Killed Sunday ROCK ISLAND, 111. (UPI)Two Davenport men were killed and a third seriously injured Sunday night when the car they were riding in struck a utility pole here, Authorities said the two dead men, Floyd Kahl, 24, and William Riedesel, 24, were passengers in a car driven by Rex Larson, 24, who was listed in serious condition in a Rock Island hospital today. Police said the Larson car was traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and the car struck the utility pole, killing the two men outright. Cyclist Killed HARVEY, 111. (UPI) - Rudolph Axtell, 23, Harvey, was killed when the motorcycle he was driving Sunday collided with a car, police said. Police said the driver of the car, Harry Curtis, 20, Harvey, was treated and released from Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey. Curtis was charged with failure to yield the right of way, police said. Re iect Union Affiliation J Northwest Illinois CATV Co. employes rejected a proposal to join the Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO. Northwest Illinois CATV Co. operates the Galesburg and Monmouth cable television systems. Ten persons, employed in the firm's systems and clerical departments, voted In a special election held last week by the National Labor Relations Board. ; - NLRB officials disclosed today that four persons voted to join the Communications Workers of America, while six voted against joining any union. U.S. - Soviet Pact To Boost Output? By BERNARD BRENNER UPI Farm Editor WASHINGTON (UPI) - A new U.S.-Russian agreement on agricultural cooperation may help both nations step up their food producing capacity, the Agriculture Department says. On the Farm Front The five - year agreement, signed last month during Soviet Communist party chief Leonid I. Brezhnev's U.S. visit, covers two general areas—cooperation in agricultural research and a broader exchange of information in areas such as crop production, consumption and trade estimates. Officials here say the information exchange will be helpful in assessing future Soviet and world demand for American crops like wheat, corn and soybeans. fWithout direftly referring to Russia's record $1.1 billion purchase of U.S. grains and soybeans last year, which caught American officials by surprise and touched off economic shock waves in the U.S. food economy, a report published today noted in cautious terms that keeping track of Soviet needs "has been difficult in the past because of the lack of a regular exchange of information on crop situations." Writing in a weekly magazine published by the Agriculture Department's Foreign Agricultural Service, officials said the new agreement may lead to research, on developing improved crop forecasting methods for theUS.S.R. And in the second area of cooperation- agricultural research—the FAS predicted major concentration on joint studies in animal, plant and soil science and mechanization. More Meat, Milk "Cooperative programs will be developed to improve the efficiency of livestock production and to increase supplies of meat and milk,',' the FAS said, noting that both the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. historically hajte had strong research programs in this area. Spokesmen said projects would include exchanges of breeding animals and biological material as well as studies in fields including livestock nutrition and the use of growth -boosting additives. Profit Pinch Spurs Layoffs By Packing Plants in Iowa By United Press International Five meat packing plants in various cities across Iowa have laid off about one-fourth of their workers and officials of the firms are reluctant to indicate when the layoffs would end. , Workers at packing plants at Dubuque, Council Bluffs, Denison, Independence, West Union and Vinton have been laid off because of what officials label a "profit squeeze" resulting from the administration's price ceiling on meat. Corn Blossom Food of Independence said about 35 of the 135 workers resumed work there last week after the plant had closed June 30. Fifteen workers temporarily laid off at the company's plant also have returned to work. Heart Transplant Odds: 6 You've Got To Be Optimistic' MADISON, Wis. (UPI)-Mrs. Judy Aubey of Rockford, 111., doesn't care to listen to statistics on the survival of heart transplant patients. Her husband, Fred, received a new heart Saturday at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals, and she said Sunday she could only be optimistic. Mrs. Alice Friederich, nursing supervisor, said Aubey was in satisfactory condition. Aubey, 35, supervisor of the Illinois crime laboratory in Rockford, was suffering from an enlarged heart. Five-Hour Operation Dr. Donald R. Kahn, 44, performed the operation, which began at 10:30 p.m Friday and ended at 3:30 a.m. Saturday. I "You hear different statistics' about his chances only being one in three," Mrs. Aubey said. "But you can only be optimistic. ! "He is someone I love and I want him to pull through," she added. Mrs. Aubey visited her husband for the first time Sunday morning. Before seeing him a third time that evening, she stopped for a brief interview. "He's pretty cheerful considering the circumstances," she said. Sha added, however, he was under heavy medication. "Sometimes it makes him un­ sure where he is," she added. "He has to be reminded everything is all right" Staying With Parents Mrs. Aubey, a nurse at Rockford Memorial Hospital, and the Aubeys' three children, Mark 8, Ben, 6 and Luke, 2, are staying I with her parents. She said she slept well Saturday night, but was still tired | Sunday. I "I am just going up now to sit with him for a while," she said. "I just like to let him know I'm there. I don 't like to hover." A family physician first noticed Aubey's enlarged heart 16 months ago when Aubey complained of shortness of breath. Once the decision was made for a transplant, Aubey waited | several weeks for a transplant ! opportunity. A donor was finally available Friday morning. UW i Hospitals officials declined to {release any information about the donor, citing a request of the donor's family. In an interview shortly before the transplant, Aubey said he did not understand why people would not donate a heart. Superstition? "Is it superstition?" he asked. "I don't understand it." Aubey, in that same interview, described his heart as half the size of a football compared to a normal heart, which is the size of a fist. The Red Cross Dodge Mobile Collection Unit WILL VISIT Williamsfield Date: July 10 Hours; 12 to 6 P.M. Location: In Front of The Legion Hall THANKS To: Mrs. Roland Tucker, WllliaimfUld * Mrs. Doris Gale, Dahinda co-chairman and to tha legion for the utt of their hail, Dahinda ladies in charge of canteen. All Donors Are Wtlcomt Galesburg Regional Red Cross Blood Center WE ARE AN AGENCY OF THE UNITED WAV

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