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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 10, 1973
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2 GQlesburg Register-MQil; Galesburg, Tuesday, July 10, 1973 € A. Ox IB W •vs. «s lit Council Reviews Annexation Proposal, City Limit Expansion Recommended ANDREA FERRETTI (Staff Writer) Would you likfe to be a resident of Gafesburg? Persons living on the fringe of the city may soon be asked that question under an extensive promotional campaign being planned by city officials.' The Galesburg City Council Monday night was presented with a comprehensive annexation study w'hich has taken 10 months to prepare. As a result of the study prepared by Linda Greenberg, a city employe, City Manager Thomas Herring told council members a "positive sales program for annexation" should be started. Areas in question include the Industrial southwest, and the eastern and the northern edges of the city. The industrial southwest includes such businesses on Linwood Road as Alton Box Board Co., H. 0. Canfield Co. and Midwest Manufacturing Corp., all three of which have signed pre-annexation agreements. The city also wants to annex Dohrn Transfer, the Gunther Construction Co. asphalt plant, the Jewish Cemetery on Linwood Road, Memorial Park Cemetery and Swing Mobile Homes on Route 41, and the proposed Sandburg Estates on West Main Street. There is also a handful of homes in the southwest area. Cost Estimate Cost to the city the first year for annexing the southwest will be $129,284. In subsequent years it will be $45,461. Defraying these expenses will be revenue from property taxes and wheel tax. In the first year the city expects $62,240 in new revenue, bringing city annexation costs the first year to $83,822. In following years, however, revenue would exceed expenditures by $16,778. Other results of annexing this southwest portion may be the hiring of two additional policemen and one fireman to protect the area. The city also would need to install street lighting on Linwood Road, the report said. Reasons for annexing the north and eastern edges of the city were giveft in the report as follows: —Galesburg would complete its natural boundaries. —Residents who now use city facilities would pay their share of the cost of these services. —City revenue would be increased. Substandard residential areas would be upgraded along the lines suggested in a 1967 comprehensive plan by Hariand, Bartholomew and Associates. Annexation costs to residents arc expected to be less than be* fore and better police and fire protection, ithe study states, would be available to those areas. Lincolnshire residents, however, would incur an increase in costs, Not only would Lincolnshire residents incur the increase but also residents on Lincoln Park Drive, North Broad Street and Carl Sandburg Drive. The possible range in increased costs to homeowners in these areas is $!19 to $161 annually. This is J based on 1971 tax figures. Other Areas Areas for proposed annexation in the north and east are: —The southeast edge oif Gales- cial and residential sections. This includes a commercial strip on Grand Avenue. —The eastern edge of Galesburg which is predominantly residential. There are only three commercial properties in this area, all on or near Main Street. —The northern edge of Galesburg. This is entirely residential and includes Lincolnshire, sections of Lincoln Park Drive and North Broad Street plus three homes on Carl Sandburg Drive. This area has the highest residential property vailiue of the three mentioned in the north and east. If those areas are annexed city revenues in the first year will increase by $85,520. New city expenditures and loss o* revenue are expected to tota' $73,469. The city, therefore, wil 1 have a net gain of $12,051 in the first year. And assuming there is no increase in ta> rates and labor and material costs, the city expects an annual net revenue gain of $36,633. "In the long run it'll be a break-even proposition," Herring said. He explained this is not a profit and loss situation because the city is not a profit- burg which has both commer- 1 making organization. Motor Home Is Mobile Lemon By THOMAS MARVELLI . (Staff Writer) Take a large motor home, paint it green, cover it with giant-sized lemons and you have a bizarre bit of amusement for downtown Galesburg shoppers. But for Earl Roberts of Burlington, Iowa, Galesburg's piece of amusement has been his headache for the last three years. He originally bought the motor home to use in his work of lecturing young high school students in the Midwest on human behavior, drugs, sex, etc. But the road became not only an endless chain of young people's faces but of gas stations too. Roberts bought the motor home new and didn't' have it a month before a dirty fuel tank was giving him problems. Since then he's gone through seven water pumps, three alternators, three valves, two valve lifters, five universal joints and over 20 wheel bearings. The list goes on. In fact, the replacement parts are listed on the lemons on the side of the motor home,' along with jibes at the manufacturer. Body Good "The body is a very good one. It's the engine and the chassis by General Motors that's the problem. There's nothing that hasn't gone wrong in the engine and the chassis. Well the frame hasn't broke yet. "I feel the manufacturer should be responsible when you consider seven water pumps, fuel pumps, cracked heads and everything else. Anything that has that many human hands in making it will have flaws in it. But what's happened with this motor home should have been caught at the factory and not released to the public." Roberts showed his patient side. "I tried to be reasonable. I went to Detroit and tried to talk to them. But they treated me like a little old lady who didn't know anything. All that Detroit ended up saying was 'Oh well, we can't help that.' " Roberts continued: "All I'm saying is that they should honor their responsibility to the public. They use that big recall of cars as propaganda to the public. The only real reason they did it was because Radph Nader made them. They spend most of their money on entertainers trying to sell the product and nothing on protecting the public unless they have to. Won't Sell "I'd sell the motor home but there's nobody I hate that much." The smile on Roberts' face cleared and he became serious again. "To sell this to somebody would be immoral. It would be like stealing or cheating. The chassis and engine just aren't right for this size of motor home and to pass a mistake like that on to someone else just wouldn't be right either. "The only one I'd sell this to is General Motors, that's because they should buy it back." Roberts lit up a cigaret, looked up at his "albatross" and then shook his head. "Right now I'm scrubbing sidewalks to keep my lemon on the road. The motor home originally cost me $10,000 and now I've put in another $2,000 in repairs not to mention the money that G. M. has put in too. "You know you expect a certain amount of human error but this is just too much. I heard about another guy who really got stuck with a lemon and he burned his car in front of the manufacturer's factory. I'd do that too but I just can't afford to." Water Seen as Of Well Rate Hike Result Cleaning Sunny side Education Plan Outlined at 205 Meeting By LARRY REID (Staff Writer) A basic educational program for mentally retarded children at Sunnyside School and Train- capped and the other will be [council, on behalf of parents.! has been providing physical placed in an early childhood |inquiries included the district's therapy when necessary. Laird curriculum and personnel cer- f 1 ^ that various physical ac.,, ,. , , f Uvities will probably be sched- tification standards. i u ] ec l Laird said the curriculum in an room at Allen Park School The program is part of the state's requirment that school . _ . ... , , .districts provide educational! ^ aura saia . uie1 . t - , "™ l - , "' u '.": The program will be financed m * C ? nt ! r 7 a , S n Ut 4 WJE ^opportunities for all pupils ages 1 fevers areas of self care, basic.^ n stat and j j funds onts by School District 205 offi- L.^ Laird pointed Fout) ^.iknowledge such as learning col- am , ssupervised b a certified aals Monday night at the Board! ^ gunnyside, operated,?>*•. P raot j cal sklUs > s ™ la \ b ^ staff, Laird said. Galesburg water rates may be increased if proposed improvements to the city water well at Oquawika are carried out. The City Council Monday night heard Donald Houser of Houser, Casiler, and Hutchison, Jacksonville, describe aikniost $300,000 in improvements which he says are necessary for the well. "I can't see how there is another alternative," Houser said. He explained that the capacity of the well now is 10 nuilion gallons a day. On the average, the city pumps about 6 million gallons a day. The city also plans to sell about 2.5 million gallons a day to Monmouth. By next summer Hou ser estimated the capacity of the well would be down to 8 million gallons a day unless iron deposits forming airound collector pipes are removed No Choice "As it stands now we just don't have any choice," said Aid. Frank Johnson, Fifth Ward. Woman Found Shot in Car CARBONDALE, HI. (UPI)Coleen Bataglia, 22, Carbondale, was found shot to death in the trunk of her car at the city dumip Monday. Police said Mrs. Bataglia was nude, her hands were boundi 'behind her back and she bad been shot three times. The Southern Illinois University student was found about three hours after she had left her apartment to go to a grocery store, police said by the Knox County Council for Mentally Retarded, will care hnvior and communication tech-; of Education meeting Under a new state law, the d'strict will enroll five children j£ r 7ome" children' from the center at 1646 Moshier, Ave. Vincent Laird, director of Questions curriculum and instruction, saidj Questions about the district's [ vs _ four will be enrolled in a class;program were asked by Dr.I He noted that the Society for for trainable mentally handi-|James Sellett, president of the|Crippled Children and Adults Police S3id there was "some niaues. He said that in addition' Director Hired J possibility" that Mrs Batag- to this the district hopes to pro-! Donald J. Farrimond, 37, anjlia's car was used in a bank vide industrial art experiences administrative assistant in the. robbery Monday at Elkville, and training in home econom- I about 16 miles north of here. Don Viane, city finance director, said at present there is about $306,000 in the city water fund in various accounts. He suggested, however, that some of this money should be left in the fund as a contingency. City Manager Thomas Herring then said the city would need to go ahead with an overall water study because-at this poiint some persons in the city are paying less for water than it costs the city, to distribute it. Such a study is also planned for the Monmouth area, which also is expected to have an increase in water rates. Cleaning . The improvements to the well include cleaning the horizontal collector pipes which- stem from the well. This is estimated to cost about $45,000. In addition, six smaller wells would be built to 'supplement the water supply. These wells would cost about $240,000. They would be built to supply water while the presr ent well is being cleaned. Later they would be used to supplement the present water supply if necessary. Cleaning the well, to be done by use of'a hydrochloric acid solution under pressure, will be necessary every four to five years, Houser said. He said in most cases, wells when cleaned by this process, go back to about 80 to 95 per cent of their original pumping capacity. "But I don't know of any co'fctor well which has gone this long without th'-s cleaning," he add-j Battle Blaze A Galesburg firefighter, bottom, chops his way into the home of Harry Hatch, 421 Pine St., Monday as a second fireman tugs a water hose up a ladder to second floor window. Cause of the blaze, which was reported at 5:46 p. m., is still under investigation, according to fire department officials. Damage to the house was described as light to moderate. (Register-Mail photo by Steve Stout.) Weather and River Stages Sun rose today at 5:39 a.m., sets at 8:30 p.m. Precipitation, .32 of an inch of rain this morning. Humidity, 77%. ILLINOIS: Tonight fair north, partly cloudy south with chance of showers and thunderstorms extreme south; cooler north and central Wednesday mostly sunny. Low tonight 60s north, low 70s extreme south. High Wednesday 80s north and central, low 90s extreme south. WESTERN ILLINOIS: Clear to partly cloudy and warm tonight and Wednesday. Slight chance of a thunderstorm tonight. Low tonight 66-72. High Wednesday 90. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 81; morning's low, 70. Sky partly clear, wind out of the W.N.W. at 5 m.p.h. (Monday's maximum, 94; minimum, 74.) EXTENDED FORECAST ILLINOIS: Partly cloudy, hot and humid Thursday through Saturday with chance of showers about Friday" or Saturday. Lows mostly upper 60s. Highs generally 90s: RIVER STAGES Dubuque—8.2 no change Burlington—9.2 fall 0.4 Keokuk—6.4 fall 0.5 Quincy—11.9 fall 0.1 Grafton—15.4 no change Alton—12.6 fall 0.9 St. Louis—16.6 fall 1.9 Cape Girardeau—25.8 fall 0.5 Jail Committee Okays Pay For Safety Vestibule Work The Knox County Board's Jail [proved payment of $878.50 to and Sheriff's Office Committee, |T. J. Tysdale Co., St. Louis, for at a meeting Monday night, ap- Knox Professor On Channel 7 Dr. Herbert Priestley, Knox College's Cornelia H. Dudley professor of physics and department chairman, will appear on Channel 7 tonight at 7 to discuss the National Science Foundation mu 11 i j .iu isummer institute now underway The wells were cleaned wifchi . T , ,. , , ,. , ' at Knox, which he directs. The institute, which began a oblarine solution in 1970 and 1972. This helped, however, the See 'Siiiiuysicle'- (Continued on Page 13) Two men robbed the Elkville,will State Bank and locked six persons in the vault. chlorine solution cannot cut June 25, is titled "The Interre- through the iron deposits as ef-|lationships of Science and festively as the hydrochloric (Society." The summer program acid, he added. How well thisjhas an enrollment of 36 high jnew cleaning process will'workSchool teachers from across the installation of a new safety vestibule leading to the county jail's bullpen. The rest of the cost — $2,971.50 — was paid by the Western Illinois Crime Commission. Sheriff Rayder Peterson reported 60 prisoners were admitted to the jail during June, and a total of 343 prisoner days was served. Members of the board's Courthouse Committee, at another meeting Monday night, authorized Neil Thomas of Thomas Plumbing & Heating Mechanical Engineers, to eliminate "contamination" in the courthouse air conditioning system's lines. Cost may run between $1,000 and $1,500, officials said. be determined by the Nation. It is designed to illus- amount of build-up of the iron trate the interdependencies of deposits. science, technology and society. Nineteen New Teachers Employed by School District 203 Nineteen teachers were employed Monday night by School District 205's Board of Education. Thirteen h£rVe no previous experience and will receive beg. : ning salaries of $8,130. They include: Michael Ruys, a special education teacher, bachelor's degree in education from Northern j Illinois University, DeKalb; Mrs. Darla Taylor, a speech therapist, bachelor's degree 1 from Western Illinois Univer-| sity, Macomb; Miss Martha J. i Siddell, middle school teacher, j bachelor's degree in education; from Illinois State University,! Normal, and John Onken, sec-: ondary teacher, bachelor's de Igree from Southern Illinois Uni- iversity, Carbondale. j Miss Janis Essenpreis, a primary teacher, bachelor's degree from Illinois State Univer- jsily; Mrs. Diane Reed, primary | teacher, bachelor's degree in I education from Illinois State j University; Miss Kathleen iSwanson, primary teacher, | bachelor's degree from Illinois 'Wesleyan University, Blooming- !tors, and Miss Rebecca Mitchell, jpi:'mary teacher, bachelor's degree in education from Illinois State University. Miss Joan Letch, primary teacher, bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University, Ma-| ! comb; Ronald Culbertson, spelt! a 1 education teacher, bachelor's degree from Illinois State University; Douglas C. Bryant, Middle school teacher, bachelor's degree from St. Ambrose iCollege, Davenport, Iowa; Miss Linda D. Schmook, special education teacher, bachelor's decree from Southern Illinois University, and Mrs. Elizabeth H. Shotts, special education teacher, bachelor's degree in education from Northeast Missouri j State University, Kirksville, Mo.j Other teachers employed 1 were Mrs. Lois Holmstrom, a middle school teacher, bache- : lor's degree from Illinois State) University, $9,969; Dale Allard, 1 secondary teacher, master's de-| Igree from Illinois State University, $10,344; Miss Maureen E. j Andrews, middle school teacher, i bachelor's degree in education from Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Mo., graduate training but no experience, $8,3Q0. : Rodney Bunch, middle school I teacher, bachelor's degree from I Tennessee A&I State University, 510.173; Mrs. Patricia A. Kidder, primary teacher, bachelor's degree from Monmouth | College, $8,743, and Mrs. Jeanetle Kistler, secondary teacher, bachelor's degree from Quincy College, Quincy, $8,436. Resignations were accepted from six teachers including \ Miss Jane Spurgeon, special, (education; R. Stephen Bunton, |Gale Middle School; R. Steve I F' e r g u s o n, Galesburg High School; Mrs. Jeanne Nakamaru, speech therapist; Mrs. Rebecca j Williams Hall, Silas Willard iSchool, and Eugene Yoachum, Galesburg High School, j Maternity leave was granted I to Mrs. Nancy Nelson, a teacher at Allen Park School and to jMrs. Linda Missavage, a special education social worker. I The board also accepted a ; resignation from Mrs. Audrey JBlust, a secretary, and directed i that a resolution of tribute be presented to Mrs. Martha W. Hardy, a teacher at Weston and Fariiham schools for the past six years. Barney Parker, superintendent of schools, announced that Morris Chapman, assistant principal at Lombard Junior High School, will be transferred to principal of a primary school beginning with the 1973-74 aca- ;demic term. The school will be I announced later, Parker said. | The transfer was approved by 'the board as a matter of for- imality. | In other action the board .awarded a $10,964 contract to ! White's Insulation and Roofing 'Co., Galesburg, to repair roofs !at Lombard Junior High School i'lid Allen Park and Bateman ! schools. I Board members also directed | administrators to work out a rental arrangement with Com- |m unity Operation for Pre-school ''Education (COPE) to relocate its classes in two rooms at Hitchcock School. COPE is presently located at the Carver Community Center on Depot Street. Officials of the organization say they need a more jermanent location for classes. Galesburg Rotary Club was granted permission to rent the ! h;gh school facilities next aca- 'demic term for its travelogue series. j Parker told the board that |Gov. Daniel Walker has before! | him two state aid bills which, iif he signs, would help the local .school district. ami On Insurance (All AN EXPERT 342-3414 Your Independent Agent Insurance 407 Hill Arcade Galesburg, III.

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