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jSJQfesb^ Wednesdoy,July 111973 II Board Votes miming Fee TOtJtONtlie Star k Cdtmty Board at its July meeting fcgifeed to pay an additional fZ.'WO to Dailey & Associates, p^Oria, lor expenses for planning the county's sanitary land* fiDi The board also voted to use its second entitlement of revenue sharing funds for landfill maintenance. n 'tn other action, the board approved the semiannual report of the Stark County circuit clerk. Toulon volunteer firemen put out two fires July 5. Early in the afternoon, they were called to the McKenzie Shults residence, where a corn crib was on fire. 1 At 11 p.m., they answered a call on the west side of Toulon where an olfd house was burning. The house was being torn down by its owner, Oscar Webster. , The annual Stark County Old Settlers Day celebration will be Aug. 3 on the courthouse lawn. Two parades in the morning wity highlight the event. .; An arts and crafts show and a sale will, be held during the day. The program is open to artists in.Stark and adjoining counties. Jn case of rain, the show will be held in the Toulon High School agriculture room. a X Media-Wever £lass of '48 Has Reunion MEDIA — Ten of the 15 members of Media-Wever High ^School's Class of 1948 were present for their 25th-year reunion July 8 at Crapo Park, 'Burlington. "Present were Mr. and Mrs. F rank (Ramwna Torrance) Ford, Galesburg; Mr. and Mrs ''Ed (Phyllis Lant) Conner, Mt. "Pleasant, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. HershaJi (Carolyn Harden) ' Waiddel, Raritan; Mr. and Mrs. HaTold (Delore Rothzen) Patch, 'Smitihsh&re; Mr. and Mrs. Frank (fcois Ann Brouse) Davis, Media; Mr. and Mrs. John Spears, Stironghurst; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Blender, Media; Mr. ••and Mrs. Donald Cleland, Lakeside, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Dean Mesecher, Media, and Charles Mullen, Monmouth. .,oA wedghtHwatohers group will ,meet at Media United Presbyterian Church July 16 at 1:30 p.m. * nil' •— ,,,,Media United Presbyterian Church's Missionary Society wiiHl hold its annual potliulck •dinner at the church July 12 at noon. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Link and family, San Diego, Calif., have arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Link for a .fcweek visit. -Mrs. Eldion White and her grandson, Benny Lee Olson, .visited July 4 with Mr. and ,Mrs. Lynn Cosgrove and fam- .jjy, St. Louis. , ; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Layer and son, Greenfield, Mass., , visited July 6 at the Carl SfoeH- ;ton home. , Mrs. Jasper Shoemaker hosted a Henderson County Retired ' Teachers meeting on June 27. ; Mrs. Larry Emend and Patti ,afld Tina, Oak Park, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ora Reid. "They arrived on July 1 and at- "tefided the Flynn reunion with the Re ids at Lincoln Park, • Galesburg. Visitors From Kansas Mr. and Mrs. Robert Myers and family entertained Richard Myers and children, Ellinwood, > Kan., June 25-27. ' ..-.Miss Tammy TaUbott reported ,,her bicycle missing on June 30 l( ftpm the yard of Mr. and Mrs. _ Clyde Farwedil. Anyone who has /anifbrmatdon about it may call Mr. and Mrs. Les Tallbott. Guests June 29 at the Robert Myers home were Mr. and Mrs. Marvin White and Laura ' 'Jean, Midwest City, Okla., and Mrs. Lester White, LaPrairie. "'Mr. and Mrs. Hal Lundva!! •and family, Wapeik), Iowa, vis- =-ifed Mrs. Lewis Bigger on July Bahamas Seek U. N. Membership UNITED NATIONS (UPI) The Bahamas, which became independent of Britain at midnight, applied Tuesday for U.N. membership. ,iM A spokesman said Secretary 'General Kurt Waldheim re• ceived a telegram containing the Bahamanian application. Price Freeze Problems Mount By MATH1S CHAZANOV United Press International Farmer Garret van de Steeg of Auburn, Wash., placed seven of his Holstein cattle on the auction block Tuesday because he can't afford to feed them. Related Story; Page 20 Hawaii agriculture director Fred Erskine warned there could soon be shortages in fresh produce and meats in Hawaii's supermarkets. In Canton, Ohio, officials at the Superior Meat Packing Plant said it would stop its, production of fresh pork Friday and lay off 100 of its 1,840 employes because of "unprofitable pork production as a result of the recently instituted 60-day price freeze." The problem for Van de Steeg and other farmers is that the cost of raw agricultural prod­ ucts, such as cattle feed, is going up while the price to processors, wholesalers and consumers of milk and ether foods is fixed under the 60-day price freeze that expires in mid-August. James W. McLane, deputy director of the Cost of Living Council, said consumers could expect only a limited slowdown in the rate at which the cost of food rises under Phase IV. "It is clear that food prices are going to go up and they will go up at a moderate rate," he said. In Kansas, a state spokesman said a wet spring and the expectation of high prices should result in a record crop of 381 million bushels. The previous record, set last year, was 315 million bushels. Fuel and boxcar slortages have "certainly been a prob­ lem," he said, but "they haven't kept farmers from harvesting." Matt Nash, a spokesman for the Northwest Dairymen's As* sociation, which represents dairymen in Washington, Idaho and Oregon, said the problems "are almost unparallelled in their seriousness." Farmers with years of experience are going out of business. Herds for sale are at record levels." Cornelius P. Courtney, executive director of the 800-member Connecticut Food Stores As* sociation, said "extremely serious shortages" of some fresh fruits, baked goods, eggs and poultry products can be expect* ed within days because food processors are hot willing to pay prices being asked at the grower level. Agriculture Department Predicts Potential Record Grain Harvest Ham i Recognized Charles Harn, right, was recognized Satur- Harold Omer, left, past Fairview American day for his work on the annual Fairview Legion commander, presented Harn with a Junior Livestock Show. He organized the gift on behalf of the legion and the homecom-' show in 1954 and has worked on it ever since. ing association. WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Agriculture Department Tuesday issued a crop report pointing to a potential record grain and soybean harvest and, according to department officials, toward easing inflationary pressure on food prices as of this fall. The estimate for soybean acreage for harvest this year in . Illinois, the leading producer of the sought - after commodity, was 9,040,000 acres, up nearly 20 per cent from the 1972 figures of 7,475,000 acres. /? In corn, in which Illinois ranks second only to Iowa, acreage for 1973 for harvest was estimated at 9,780,000, up 650,000 .acres from the 9,130,000 for 1972. July 1 winter wheat estimate was 39,680,000 bushels, down from the 42,300,000 estimated in June, and down sharply from the 54,000,000 bushels produced in 1972 Don Paarlberg, the department's chief economist, told a news conference Mowing the report that meat prices probably will rise after current ceilings are lifted because of an earlier boom in livestock feed cost.. But he said the bumper corn, soybean and wheat crops forecast Tuesday should help by both reducing feed prices and persuading farmers to reverse recent trends toward slowing meat, poultry and egg production. The report estimated farmers will harvest 62.5 million acres of corn, up 9 per cent from last year and 55.7 million acres of soybeans, up 22 per cent. No formal production estimates were issued but the report said that with average yield the corn crop could reach a record of 5.879 billion bushels—up 6 per cent from last year while the soybean harvest might be up a record 24 per cent or 1.588 billion bushels. The tentative "projection" is fractionally below the government goal of 6 billion bushels while the soybean "projection" is slightly above the administration goal of 1.5 billion. Paarlberg cautioned that the growing season still lies ahead, and "this crop could get much better or it could get worse." But he said Tuesday's optimistic report shows that in spite of handicaps- like flood and fuel shortages, "it's out there and growing." He said that if the crops live up to projections, consumers can expect to see a pick-up in broiler chicken production in August and September and an upturn in egg production by September and October. He said beef supplies this fall could in­ crease over levels now In sight, but it might be well into 1974 before any substantial gain in pork appears. Paarlberg said he could not foresee "any prospects of lower food prices to any appreciable extent for the rest of 1973." But, he said the "favorable" crop report should speed an administration decision to move out of the price freeze and into a more flexible economic control program. Assistant Agriculture Secretary Carroll G. Brunthaver told the news conference that no decision has been made yet on whether current export controls on soybeans and other high- protein livestock feeds can be scrapped in the fall, or whether controls on those crops—plus export limits on grains like corn and wheat—would be needed for the marketing season be* ginning next fall. Fairview Show Organizer Recognized Good Soviet-American Relations Key FAIRVIEW - Charles Harn, who has worked on the Fairview Junior Livestock Show for 20 years, was honored Saturday at the Fairview Homecoming and Junior Livestock Show. Harn has done more work organizing and developing the livestock show than any other July 16-20 person, said Harold Omer, past American Legion commander who introduced Harn. In 1954 Legion officers asked Harn, a member of the Legion, if he would develop the livestock show. Harn, a local agriculture teacher, agreed. The homecoming and live- Vacation Bible School Set At Church in New Windsor NEW WINDSOR - Vacation Bible School will be held July 16-20 at Calvary Lutheran Church, New Windsor. The program is open to all youngsters in the community. Sessions will be held from 911:30 a.m. Codirectors of the school are Mrs. LaVern Anderson and Rev. Paul Holmer, pastor of Calvary Lutheran Church. This year's theme is "Created By God." The 17th annual Gustafson- Kalin family reunion was held July 8 at Lake Storey, Galesburg. Mrs. Hilda Chilberg, New Windsor, was the oldest family member present, and Bradley Huels, son of Mr. and Mrs. Al Huels, Galesburg, was the youngest. Mrs. Larry Johnson, New Windsor, was re-elected secretary, and will serve as coffee hostess for next year. Mrs. Ruth Fernow, Woodhull, was appointed gift chairman, and Mrs. Gene Nelson assumed the job of keeping the Gustafson- Kalin scrapbook up to date. Mrs. Grace Johnson hosted Bunco Club members July 3. Prizes were awarded to Mrs. Fred Falline and Mrs. Leona Bopp. The club's next meeting will be July 25 at Mrs. Guy Leonard 's home. Mr. and Mrs. Myron Armstrong and daughters, Placentia, Calif., were guests July 6 at the home of his sister, Mrs. Groups to Host Program for 4-H VIOLA — Members of the Aledo Night and M.E .H. Homemakers Extension units will host the Peppy Partners 4-H Club's achievement night program at a joint meeting at the Mercer County Farm Bureau building, Aledo, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. Mrs. Nellie Foster will be special speaker. Viola Day Home Extension Unit will meet July 12 at Viola United Methodist, Church. Four- H club members and their mothers will be guests. Mrs. Earl Esp is a patient at Moline Public Hospital, Room 202 Second West. Wayne Hickok, of near New Windsor. Plans were made recently to have six members of the New Windsor Hayburners 4 -H Club clean two blocks of Main Street each Friday during July. In other club business, Regina Hennenfent, who attended a state judging contest recently in Champaign, gave a report on her trip. Janet Benson also reported on junior leadership camp, which she attended at Jacksonville. Talks and demonstrations were given by Gary Adamson, Janet Benson, Lori Mital, Lisa Olson, Debbie DeToy, Coylie Nichols, Lisa Benson and Bob Skinner. The club's next meeting will be Aug. 2 at Joe Hennenfent's home. Plans to have a "traveling basket" as a money-making project were made at the July 5 meeting of the Go-Getter's 4 -H Club. Members filled out fair tags, and demonstrations were given by Candy and Terri Johnston, Sharon Nelson and Janette Barton. Lori Wadhams presented a book review. It was announced that the Share-the-Fun committee would meet July 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Pete McVeigh. The commitee will finalize and practice its skit for Share-the-Fun Night July 28 at Aledo. The club's next meeting will be Aug. 2. Boy Is Calm During Holdup CHICAGO (UPI) - An attorney for one of two Chicago youths who fled the country after being indicted for planning to poison the city's water supply says his client wants to come home. Attorney Rick Halprin said RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (UPI) — Twenty customers and employes of a bank stood paralyzed Tuesday as a bandit held a pistol to the neck of a three-year-old boy while two others gathered $15,000 from cashiers' windows. Police said the child wandered away from his father while the man waited in line to cash a check. The robbers seized him as they entered the bank. The child remained calm during the whole time the pistol was pointed at his neck, but screamed to be taken home as soon, as the robbers left. i stock show, sponsored by the Legion each year since 1954, replaced horse shows which were discontinued after World War II. The first committee to formulate plans for the event consisted of Carl Hartstirn, Merle Slater, Dale Ray and Joseph Polhemus. Viola's Trustees Trim Tax Levy, Adopt Ordinance VIOLA — A $135,385 appropriation ordinance for the fiscal year has been approved by the Viola Village Board of Trustees. Of the total, trustees said, $16,245 will be raised by.taxes or.d the balance — $119,140 — will'come from other sources. Before adopting the ordinance, trustees approved a reduction of $4,550 in the amount to be taxed. Ivan Cooper, village board board president, appointed trustees Jack Watson, Richard Wilson and Howard Smith as the village's acting police commission. Trustees also approved the purchase of a $1,257 police radio from Jem Electronics, Davenport. The equipment will enable Viola authorities to communicate with state and county police. Delivery is expected in 10 weeks. Board members also heard Bill Hamrick, a resident, discuss speeding, vehicles in the park and near the school. Trustees said two part-time policemen have been hired and the problem would be stopped soon. In other business, trustees approved a $20 donation to help promote a proposed Rock Is- iand-St. Louis freeway. Alpha - Woodhull and Aledo Jaycees have agreed to help organize a Jaycees Chapter in Viola if there is sufficient interest. Persons may contact Richard Wilson for more information. Club's Members Describe Projects WATAGA — Members of the | Sparta Sparklers 4-H Club described their projects during their July meeting, when they and their mothers were guests of the Sparta Homemakers Extension Unit. . Phyllis Shragal demonstrated "How to Make Beef Jerky." She also presented the demonstration in a county contest July 6. Mrs. Kathy Holmes gave a lesson on party foods, which were served later for refreshments. Members' 4-H projects were on display after- the meet- WASHINGTON (UPI) - Sen. J. William Fulbright, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said today that good Soviet-American relations are too important to be permitted to be undermined by the issue of emigration of Russian Jews. "Learning to live together in peace is the most important issue for the Soviet Union and the United States, too important to be compromised by meddling —neven idealistic meddling —in each others' affairs," Fulbright said in a prepared speech to the American Bankers Association. Fulbright was referring to an amendment proposed by Sen Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash., to forbid extension of normal U.S. trading terms to the Soviet Union unless Kremlin leaders allowed Jews or others to leave Russia freely if they wished. Jackson has the support of 77 senators and 200 representatives for his amendment to the administration trade bill. If adopted, the Jackson amendment would scuttle the provision of the Soviet-American trade agreement of October, 1972, which calls on the United States to extend "most favored nation treatment" to the Soviet Union. This extends normal trading terms to a nation so designated.- Chicago Man Wants to Come Home Tuesday he received a long letter from Steven Pera, 19, who said he would return to the United States as soon as he gets permission from Cuban authorities. Pera and his co-defendant, Allan Schwandner, 20, flew to Havana in a small private plane about two months after they were indicted in January, 1972, on charges of planning to poison Chicago's water supply. Both were students at Chicago City College. Authorities charged they were breeding microbes in laboratories at the college and at a hospital where one of them.worked. Halprin said Pera and Schwander were being held in a Cuban prison, charged with counter - revolutionary activities. ing. READ THE WANT ADS! The Farmers & Mechanics ANNOUNCES... New Higher Rates FOR OUR SAVERS, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY! 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