Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 11, 1973 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, July 11, 1973
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New .11 n. V I /1 *- WW •>r*v -1 * 91 at 63 sa sen. *0 at m ft* dU «* Ml •* 4*1 At ** aw m WW •¥ ** »» •at m Priority Action on a series of recommendations on the operation of the Mary Davis Detention Home *U1 probably await the selection and appointment of a new home superintendent, Associate Judge William K. Richardson said Tuesday. Richard's response was in ra- pdy to a memorandum from David A. Johnson, <the former superintendent. Johnson resigned May 31 to take a position in SpringMd. Among Johnson's recommen­ dations are the elimination of a live-in superintendent, increased staff and higher salaries According to Johnson's memo, the Knox County Home is one of only four out of 12 state domes requiring that the superintendent live on the detention home premises. Although state statutes require that the superintendent live in the home, Johnson felt a waiver of the requirement could be obtained. "One of the primary reasons, for expressing this concern is that if the administrator of'the home is constantly available, there is .a strong tendency on the part of the staff to refrain from making the necessary decisions that are required of them and they tend to rely on the director to handle situations which he inotthaMy should not have to deal with," Johnson reported. Johnson felt that "The more awareness on the part of the youth detained at the home that the superintendent is available on a moment's notice creates a major obstacle in the relationship between the staff and the youth being treated. Many youth have felt that since the supefin- tendent is in his quarters* and is readily accessible, he does not have to work through his problem with the on-duty staff member, and feels that only the superintendent can deal with his problem." "When a staff member refuses to disturb the superintendent and attempts to handle the situation, generally the child acts out and a potential crisis situation develops," says Johnson's memo. "These types of situations, which happen regularly, need not occur if the ultimate authority figure of the home were not physically available," he said. Another reson for eliminating the requirement of a live-iu superintendent says Johnson, "is the feeling of never being able to completely get away from your job on a regular basis. This tends to cut into one's motivation and one's ability to look at problems and situations in an objective and clear manner." Johnson held the position as superintendent from March Wt until the end of May 1973. Judge Richardson has inter* viewed two applicants for the superintendent's job and expects more when the position is pub­ licized in profesisonat journals. Although he hopes tof ill the job by August, "We are not going to be pressured into hiring someone who would later be an embarrassment,'' Richardson said. The superintendent's apartment at the detention home has only two bedrooms and would be an inconvenience to anyone with several children said Richardson* Increaie Staff Johnson also recommended that the staff be increased from five to six youth supervisors, from two to three night security supervisors and addition of either a part time or full time secretary. With those increases Johnson felt that two youth supervisors could be on duty at all times extent five to seven days a month (Continued on Page 3) enies w Midland Mining Weather and River Stages ILLINOIS: Fair and cod tonight, p.m. Humidity Thursday mostly sunny and warm- „_ — „_ or. Low tontfht fOheraily Ws. High S5Jl IID fR #i.r M^\A V W „ H Thurrfay mosUy Ws. c £»^ WESTERN ILLINOIS: Fair and urday and Sunday. Continued int. Clear topartiy ciouay warm, nuns »w« and a little warmer Thursday. Low Lows mostly 60s tonight 64-70. High Thursday around south. 90. 70s \y WALT HALL (Staff Writer) The Knox County Board today upheld a Zoning Board of Appeals action denying a petition by Midland Coal Co. to rezone parts of Copley Township from F-Farming to M-2, heavy industrial to allow construction of a processing plant. Roger Sieboldt, R-4th, told the ird that the Copley Town Board and many residents were against the proposed expansion of the mining operation. A hearing held April 20 at the Copley Tbwn Hall drew the largest crowd he had seen in the building in 36 years, Sieboldt said. The Zoning Board of Appeals' report said that approval of Midland's petition would constitute spot zoning, would change the character of the neighborhood, would not be in the best interest of the county, and that the petitioner presently had a plant in Victoria Township which is adequate. Thomas West, a Gaiesburg attorney, speaking on behalf of the coal company, requested that the board either reject the report of the Zoning Board of Appeals or table the resolution until the county board's August meeting so that board members could read the report themselves. WEST SAID many of the objections presented at the Zoning Board of Appeals hearing "all deal with a possibility and never with a could." However, David McDonald, a Gaiesburg attorney representing Copley Township, said that the hearing was not an adversary procedure such as in a court of law, but one in which "the petitioner has the burden of proof—even if there were no opposition. "When so-caMed expert witnesses were questioned. by us, all of a sudden they didn't know anything," said McDon- aid. When questioned about the location of a railroad siding, for instance, they became evasive, he said. The coal company's suggestion that the Zoning Board of Appeals had based its denial on environmental rea­ sons, which are a matter of conjecture, is inaccurate, McDonaM said. The Zoning Board of Appeals based its opinion only on spot zoning, agricultural character of the land, a plant already in operation by the petitioner, in Victoria Township and the fact rezondng would serve only the interest of the coal company, he said. "The four reasons do not rely on pollution/' he s KNOX COUNTY STATE IOWA t Partly cloudy tonight; chance of scattered thundershowem Ifcurn the Zoning Board Of Ap- mostly weot. Thursday partly oun ^ _, . ny ahd warmer with chance o peals decision WOUiid require scattered thundershowert mainly 1i „ . " . ^ . forenoon. Low tonight mid 00s iA a threenCourths vote, and that low 70s. High Thursday 90s. \ board was on ima ground denying Midland's request. ..... ( Thp mail mmnanv makes at 5 m.p.h. (Tuesdays maxi- ine -couu company manes mum> 87; minimumf 70.) sun rose LOCAL WEATHER t , Noon temperature, 76; morning* low, 64. Sky clear, wind out of the no bones about its designs on this county," said Woolsey in remanding the board of coal mining operations in Fulton County. The vote upholding the Zoning Board of Appeals was RIVER ITAGE1 Dubuque—8.1 faU 0.1 Davenport—6.7 Burlington— 9.3 rise 0.1 Keokuk-4.6 rise 0.2 Quincy—UJ fall 0.1 Grafton—15.2 faU 0.2 Alton-llJ fall,0* St. Louis—15.4 fall 1.2 Cape Girardeau—24A faU 1.0 LaSaUe—13.5 faU 1.0 Peorla-13.5 fall 0.3 Havana—13.6 fall 0.3 Beardstown—14.5 fall 0.5 St. Charles—16.8 fail 0.9 ATTY. Donald Woolsey vfised the board that to ad See 'County 9 Committee Refuse Violator Crackdown Seen The Knox Board County Sanitary Landfill Committee last night ordered a crackdown on violators of the county's re&ise hauling ordinance. Several members of the committee stated that they had seen uncovered trucks entering the landfill, and were told by William SteagaU, operator of the landfill, that enforcement of the ordinance was suspended because of complaints of unfairness of the law. The ordinance requires that refuse trucks be enclosed and covered but exempts governmental units from the requirement. Private haulers feei that "if the government don't have to do it, we don't have to do it," Steagal said, "When you have to work with these people on a day to day basis, you might get backed over," said Steagall. When ask­ ed if he had been intimidated, Steagall said "it's all yery hard to prove as it's all hearsay." Steagall told committee members that Knox County Highway Department trucks comply with the intent of the ordinance and are covered, but the biggest offender was the City of Galestarg. John W. Carlson, committee chairman, said he will meet this week with city officials and seek elimination of the exemption. In other action, the committee decided to continue exploration of the Wataga landfill site and were told by Jack Witt, county si^perintendent of highways, that test boring will begin next week. The committee also agreed to amortize the cost of the Wataga site over a period of 10 years. School Cooperation Sought On New Sewer Hook-Up • Gaiesburg Sanitary District officials are attempting to Work out an arrangement with School District 205 authorities for construction of a hook-up to relieve flooding around the high school drive. A sanitary district spokesman said school officials are being asked to share in the cost which has been estimated at $2,000. However, no agreement has yet been reached. Last month the Knox County Board of School Trustees, which holds title to school property, granted the sanitary district an easement to construct a storm sewer near Gaies­ burg High School. In connection with this the school requested a hook-up to relieve flooding around the school drive during heavy fains. New Gets Pharmacy City Construction of a pharmacy on the souitfaeiasit corner of Kellogg and Losey streets was given the go-ahead Tuesday by the Gaiesburg Board of Zoning Appeals permit the bus Travel Pay Claim Withdrawn A claim for automobile mileage while traveling witn another board jnember has been withdrawn by Knox County Board member James Walsh, R-2nd. Walsh had claimed the compensation, 10 cents per mile for county business, because he said the rules were unclear as to whether one had to actually drive or spend money in travel, or "whether he could receive the allowance regardless of mode of travel. Walsh said he withdrew the claim because State's Atty. Donald C. Woolsey advised him he was not within his rights to make the claim. Schools To Get + Radio Monitors Prepares for Flight , American Balloon Services, Muscatine, Iowa, adjusts the burners on his 65-foot-high balloon in preparation for takeoff. Oerman, who is on a public relations tour for Thermogas Co M set up shop Tuesday at the Gaiesburg plant, 1242 S, West St. Watching is James Hagrelius, local dealer. At left, Oerman shows the basket in which he rides. Equipment includes two 40-pound propane gas tanks which will sustain flight for Oerman to be boated in an area zoned multi-family residential. The petitioner was the Doctors Building Land Trust with John Hattery, attorney, representing the trust. Fred Emery, a board member Who lives in the area, said he could see a drop in property value for houses near the site in the future. "But I think that ' he block is doomed anyway added. The board unanimously Senator: Develop Alaskan Pipeline WASHINGTON (UPI) then the burners heat it to make the balloon rise. The Mike Gravel, D-Alaska said to- Sen. aeronaut said he can control the up and down movement of the balloon, but 1 relies on the wind currents for side motion. Register-Mail photos by Dale Humphrey. voted to allow the pharmacy to be constructed. The City Council June 18 voted to amend the city zoning ordinance to allow pharmacies as a conditional use in a multi-family district. The council also added a definition of pharmacies to the ordinance. A pharmacy, according to the definition, is a "facility for the retail sale and dispensing of drugs and medicines which are compounded or dispensed by or under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist, and allied health care products ily." The board rejected a petition for a parking lot at 1172 Monroe Street. The lot would have been located in a single-family residential district. MACOMB—In order to improve communication services during severe weather the McDonough County Board this morning autborized purchase of seven radio monitors for the county's school districts. County officials said the mod- tors cost $134 each and wilt enable school personnel to maintain direct contact with state police in the event of tornadoes or other disasters. The state, authorities said, will pay half the cost while the remainder will be paid by the school systems. Letters were read from Sen. Clifford Lathenw, R<Jarthage, and Rep. Clarence Neff, R- Stronghurst, who said they support the county board's position opposing a bill which would require counties to pay for all elections held in the county. Driving Course Associate Judge Purbin Ranney was granted permission to use the county courtroom for defensive driving courses to be taught by state officials; Classes will be held each Tuesday end a new class of students will enrolled each month said ies reported that the sales tax share for Jack county's March was $9,680. Before the meeting Pickard, superintendent of the McDonough County Educational Service Region, reported that no objections were voiced at a hearing last week on land detachment petitions. Petitioners asked that the the former Bardolph school system, be annexed to Bushnell-Prairie City School District 170 and a quarter-section of land in the same general area be annexed to Northwest School District 175 at Sciota. The petition was granted by the county's Board of School Trustees which conducted the hearing. The request for detachment came about after governing boards of Bardolph High School District 366 and Grade School District 66 voted earlier this year to merge with Macomb- 'Soybean Shock' Shakes V. S.-Japanese Relations TOKYO (UPI)-The hot, muggy dog days of summer cloy upon the land, and tempers are getting shorter. Basic prices have gone up 13 per cent over a year ago, and no halt appears in sight. Comes now the "soybean shock" administered by U.S. President Nixon, which for the first time in the postwar period seems likely to upset people-to-people relations between Japan and the United States. Earlier Bombshells When President Nixon announced his plans to visit Peking without even notifying in advance' the hsnevlcan ambassador in Tokyo, let alone the Japanese government, and when he bombshelled Japan with a new economic policy again without prior consultation, these were shocks administered by one government to another. But Nixon's embargo of soybeans to Japan—even to orders; already on record—was what; Adair School District 185. The'the Japan Times* noted politi- merger will become effective at|cal commentator, Kazushige! the start of the 1973-74 academic Hirasawa, called a "household j term. shock." Soybeans are an integral part of Japanese life. The oil is used for cooking. Tofu, a soybean cake that resembles custard, is used in soups, fried, eaten hot and cold, It is high in protein value. Even before the embargo, tofu had risen in price by approximately 40 per cent. Japan, which is the United States' best customer for agricultural products, imports 92 per cent of its soybean products from the United States. The projected imports for 1973 were 3.2 million tons. Hirasawa said in a front puge column in the Times July 6 that the average Japanese citizen held no grudge against Nixon for his China shock because it led ultimately to the normalization of Sino-Japanese relations. "But," he wrote, M the 'soybean shock' is quite different. It is not a political shock, but a household shock.' For this reason, it has had much greater impact upon the ordinary Japanese citizens than on the (Prime Minister Kakuei) Tanaka government. . (t The Japanese feel they have the been betrayed by the Nixon administration as it has broken its promise in stopping even the contracted soybean exports to Japfln. (( The Japanese people's anti- American sentiment is a potent weapon that anti - American forces here can use," the columnist continued, "J fear such sentiment may rekindle the fire of economic nationalism here. "In Japan, there is a saying that 'nothing is more dreadful than vengeance from food.'" day that a tfans-Canadian pipeline could not carry oil to U.S. markets until 1964. The proposed trans - Alaska piepline, Gravel said, could carry oil in 1977 if Congress gives it an immediate Gravel made the statement as the Senate prepared for its third day of debate on a bill to grant a right-of-way to the $3.5 billion project. However, an amendment Sen. Walter F. Mondale, D- m » . mMt m Minn., seeks an 11-month delay SthWIMI 9fin § m KOy in construction of the Alaskan pipeline while a Canadian route is studied. A vote on the Mondale amend- Fastback* Handkbars Sting-Ray* laddk Slik* «tor Tir» $69 95 ment is expected Friday and final action on the pipeline bill| t aoinchWholi is set for early next week. The nation cannot afford to Th« stingray H th» p«rf«t cholca for wait 11 years for the oil it that n«w bi|c needs now," Gravel said immediate urging the right-of-way bill. t and to many boys in it ii a "wand" fun bib, Tho way a passage Of Stingray rid«t U Ihot different, and* NOTICE MEETING that •xdtlngl Wo fiavo a compUfo io« Uctfpn of gtnuino Schwlnn $ting*Iayt all i«t up and roady to rido at no oxtra chargo. Bikti aro our builntii. Wo'ro Factory Franchisod to ItU our big itUc- tton of vnyiuol accoiioriti to odd to tho fun of biU riding. owntown Lounge CLOSED Thursday 12th Annual meeting of the Knox County Chapter of Red Cross will be held at the Red Crow Head* quarters, 1640 N. Henderson St., July 16 at 7:30 F.M. GROSSMAN Secretary Wh Baseball Excursion Knax Chapter Red HAS BEEN CANCELLED ove s Schwinn Center Corner Henderson & North Sts. *

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