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ts "l Weather and r ILLINOIS: Tonight partly CJoudy and warm with chance of thunder- ges LOCAL WfcATHEA Noon temperature, 87; morning's Saturday low, 70, Sky clear, wind out of the er with south at 11 m.p.h, (Thursday's To the Chinese, this is the year of the ox; to Galesburg, 1073 may bp the year of the street. More than 50 Galesburg streets are scheduled for repairs under the street construction and maintenance program this year. Among them are about 40 scheduled to be*upgraded with more than $300,000 in federal revenue sharing funds. The list of streets to be re- Losey Street to Spruce Ave- Start Resurfacing nue; Spruce Avenue; Colum™ bus Avenue from West North Street to West Losey Street; North Pleasant Avenue from On Two Streets Resurfacing has started on Losey Street between Monroe and Seminary streets and on Main Street from Columbus Avenue to Olive Street, James Morrow, director of public works, reported Thursday. At present, protruding concrete patches are being lowered. Barricades will be set West North Street to and including a right angle bend into Columbus Avenue. McCLURE Street from West of curb and gutter section; Arcadia Drive from Meadow Drive to end of curb and gutter section; east end of Yates Street immediately west of Russell Avenue; east end of Dayton Street immediately west of Russell Avenue. NORTH WEST Street from Main Street south to Cedar J a J» A <* es Mve to Hillcrest Drive; Imperial Drive from paired with revenue sharing up" at intervals" during" this funds includes Isle Royale phase of the work, Morrow explained. Heater-planer work will begin Monday and should continue for two weeks. Then the overlay work will begin, Morrow said. Road; Kings Canyon Boulevard; West Losey from Kings Canyon Boulevard to the city limits; West North Street from Kings Canyon Boulevard east to a line north of the west end of West Water Street. Sweetbriar Place; Frank Street from Woodbine Circle ly beyond Sweetbriar Place intersection; Lawndale Drive; Circle Drive; Bridge Avenue; east through and immediate- Franklin Avehue from West Fork; Hillcrest Drive; Belleview Court; Clay Drive; Indiana Court; Indiana Drive; Park Avenue from Pine Street east midway to Lombard Street; Bluebird Drive; Oriole Drive; Robin Court; Flamingo Drive; Imperial Avenue and Imperial Drive; Family Court; Willow Lane; Erickson Avenue from Walnut Street to city limits. Meadow Drive; Russell Avenue from East Fremont Street to Lane Avenue; Holly- crest Circle; Garden Lane from Meadow Drive to end Farnham Street to Imperial Avenue; Edgebrook Drive from Farnham Street to Imperial Avenue; Post Street from Circle Drive to north city limits. Streets to be repaired with motor fuel tax funds include: Hawkinson Avenue from West North Street to West Losey Street; West Main Street from Columbus Avenue to Olive Street; McClure Street from Coulter Avenue to existing permanent pavement; Holton Street from Monmouth Boule­ vard to West South Street; North Academy Street from West Main Street to West Ferris Street, Losey Street from Monroe Street to North Seminary Street. North Cherry Street from East North Street to Losey Street; North Kellogg Street from Losey Street to Selden Street; Selden Street from Kellogg Street to North Seminary Street; storm sewer from Sixth Street to the ditch north of County Highway 10; Willard Street from Fremont Street to Fifer Street; Pearl Street from Peck Street to Grove Street. BROOKS Street from Chambers Street to Lombard Street; maintenance of Cedar Fork Bridge on Fremont Street; West M6in Street from Columbus Avenue to Edwards Avenue; 1973 maintenance of oil-base streets, thermoplastic paint and pavement markings; Kiwanis Park storm sewer repairs. The Fremont arid Dayton street intersection will be improved by widening, improving signalization, and removing channels. This project will be financed with federal TOPICS (Traffic Operations to Increase Capacity and Safety) funds and state and city funding. Street and bridge work includes a storm sewer on Pine Street from Burlington Northern Railfoad to Chamberlain Avenue; storm sewer on Bridge Avenue from Spruce Avenue to the west intersection of Spruce; storm sewer on Bateman Street from Walsh Avenue to a point one-half block south; Northland storm sewer; 1973 sidewalk maintenance, school sidewalks on West Main and Dayton streets; storm sewer on Hillcrest Drive. storms extreme north, mostly cloudy and cooler chance of showers and thunder- maximum, 02; minimum, 63.) Sun storms north, mostly cloudy and rose today at 5:42 a.m., sets at turning cooler with chance of thun- 8:29 p.m. Humidity, 53%. derstorms central, partly sunny, hot and humid mid south. LoW tonight EJtTEtfDtD FOftECAftT upper 60s or low 70s. High Satur- ILLINOIS: Generally fair Sunday day upper 70s or low 80s north, DOS through Tuesday. Warm. Higha south. mostly 80s. Lows mostly 60s, WESTERN ILLINOIS: Partly cloudy tonight and Situfday, Slight chance ot a thundershdwef late tonight of Saturday* ^Turfting cooler Saturday. Low tonight Uppar 60s to mid 70s, High Saturday mid to upper 80s. IOWA: tonight chance of scattered showers or thunderstorms iotith* east, decrease cloudiness northwest. Chance of scattered thundershow* ers extreme southeast, in morning, otherwise fair Saturday. Low tonight low 60s northwest, near 70 southeast. High Saturday 80s. aim if Adtt Dubuque—7.5 fall 0,3^ Davenport~<.3 faU 0.2 Burltngton-9,0 fall 0.3 Keokuk-«.l fall 0.2' Quincy-ll .a fall 0.2 Grafton—15.2 no change Alton—11.0 fall 0.1 St. Louis—13.9 fail 0 .4 s Cape Girardeau—23,1 fall 0.1 La§alle-13.2 rise 0 .4 Pebfia-12 .4 fall or Havana-12.9 fall 0.8 ^ Beardstown—13.5 fall 0.8 St. Charles—15,0 faU 0 .4 Police Seek Youths Galesburg Alderman Says Do-Nothing Charge Unfair By ANDREA FERHETTI ' (Staff Writer) A Gaiesburg alderman Thursday sadd charges that the City Council has ignored recommendations by the Citizens Advisory Committee were unfair. Aid. Frank Johnson, Fifth Ward, outlined council action over the past two to years counter charges made by Rus- seilil Swtise in a letter of resignation from the committee laist month. Swise, 49 Circle Drive, is a past chairman of the group. In his letter he said: "Until the City Council recognizes the value of having such an advisory organization and puts credence in recommendations that are made, it is merely a paper group." Lists Action Johnson pointed out that since he has been in ofifice the coun- F cii has followed committee recommendations on a oity plumbing code, replaced inactive members and filled committee vacancies in January 1972, and referred to the Knox County Housing Authority in November 1972, four possible sites for senior citizens housing. However, ithe council has not Mlojwed recommendations to allpw Romex wiring in multiple son's comments, said: "I dwellings. Nor has it adopted the wouldn't take issue with what he national electrical code and rec- says. I'm not blaming the City ommended changes to the code. Recommendations to impose more stringent fishing guidelines at Lake Storey and to alter storm drain grates along the city bicycle route have not been adopted. Counoil totally." But he said if the committee does recommend something he expected a reply from the council. "I thought council actions were unfair. They left the impression people who were devoting time because they cared about the city were being turned down constantly," Swise Recreation The suggestion by the committee to change the city electric code to national code standards has been debated by the (said, committee and the Code- Review Committee for the past He then brought up the sub- two years. Now Oity Manager ject of recreation. "New people Thomas Herring is trying to coming into the city are abso- get statistics on paper to enable lutely amazed a city of this size the council to compare .the two has no recreation program." codes, Johnson said. j Swise explained that about Awaiting Report Action on fishing guidelines for Lake Storey was deferred because the council is waiting for the latest report on the condition of the lake from state biologiyt, Kenneth Russell, Johnson explained. As yet there is no solution to the storm drain grate situation. Bicycle riders have ruined tires and have fallen off bikes from driving into grates. "I something should be Johnson said. Swise, when asked about John- agree done," three years ago a recreation program was started then it was scrapped. The council this year held back funds for such a program to study a year-round recreation program. Last summer there was a half-day program but this summer there is nothing. "I. didn't expect the council to always take our recommendations but I felt they were not listening. If we're going to have a committee they should recognize that committee," Swise added. Doctor Drug Thefts Galesburg police investigators are searching for two youths who Thursday broke into at least one automobile owned by a Galesburg doctor and fled with two bags con* taining a quantity of drugs and narcotics. Police said the incident was observed by a painter working at Cottage Hospital. The car belongs to Dr. Morton D. Willcutts Jr., and was parked in the hospital parking lot. The witness told authorities he saw the pair, described as young, white and with medium length hair, pry open a rear door on Willcutts' car, grab the two bags and run from the scene. The painter reportedly chased them for a distance but could not catch up. A SECOND, similar theft was reported later from a car owned by Dr. Bernard Malstrom. His vehicle was also parked in the Cottage Hospital lot. Police suspect that the same youths are responsible. The incident occurred about 9:30 a.m. The bags belonging to Malstrom were later recovered in the 700 block of Bateman Street where they were apparently discarded by the thieves. A resident on Willard Street also turned in some medication found along the curb. The two bags were empty, police said. t No report on the amount of drugs and narcotics taken was available today. Police believe they have several leads in the case.' r 1 ^ Fire Destroys Alexis Barn Are Lost 9 A fire of undeter- Boat ALEXIS mined origin destroyed a storage barn on East Palmer Street today about 1 a.m. The building, owned by the Alexis Motor Co., was used by three area residents to store equipment. It was not insured. Carl Thompson of rural Alexis lost more than $1,000 worth of farm machinery. Charles Robertson, Alexis, also lost machinery in the building. A boat own­ ed by Rollan Liggett, Alexis, was destroyed. All that is left of the barn is a tin,roof, one observer said today. Village Fire Marshal James Wayne was on the scene immediately after the fire began and said the fire engulfed the barn from the north "with great rapidity." The state fire marshal was to have investigated the fire today. New Blood Lab Alexis Shoiv To Be Held July 27-29 Two jfoliet Men Charged in Iowa Mower, Air At Meeting Public Library Board Eyes Compressor Periodical Microfilm Plan Contracts Let Part of a new $17,500 laboratory designed to detect hepatitis in blood donations at the Galesburg Regional Red Cross Center is being used here by Mrs. Barbara McConnell. Mrs. McConnell and Mrs. Marjorie Anderson were trained at Abbott Laboratories, Chicago, to perform the testing which biologists say is 100 times as effective as existing procedures. ALEXIS The Village of A plan to microfilm some magazines and periodicals at the Galesburg Pubic Library was taken under study Thursday by the library's Board of Trustees. Mrs. Dorothy L. Hagennan, librarian, who proposed" the project, explained that the library is trying to avoid spending more mioney for shelving and binding of magazines. Action was delayed until the hoard's August meeting. Replacements were obtained for Mrs. Phil Lowney, a circulation assistant, and Mrs. H. H. Hailladay, head of the reference department, who have resigned. Mrs." Kathleen Ferrer, Knoxville, was employed as head of the reference department. She received her master's degree in library science from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. She has been employed as a librarian at Coikimlbia University, New York, N.Y., University of Illinois, IWbana-Oham- paign, and at Centre College of Kentucky, Danville, Ky. Mrs. Ferrer will begin her duties Aug. 1. Mrs. Marilyn Harper was KNOXVILLE - The Knox employed as an assistant in the County Board's Highway Com- ckiculiation department. She re- mitee today awarded contracts ceived her hacheJioir's degree for a mower and air compres- from the University of Oklaho- sor. ima, Nonman, Okla., and taugjht Illinois Contractors and Equip- school and wrote and produced ment Co. was low bidder on the a children's radio ptfogram. air compressor with a $5,900 bid, Mrs. Harper will start her du- less a trade-in of $2,505.32, for ties Aug. 15. a net bid of $3,394.68. iMiss Vickie Hartley, the pres- Other bids were from Barrett ent part-time reference and Equipment Co., $4,080 less trade- circulation assistant, was named j?. 0uf $42 °' * net bid of $ 3 ' 660 ; ft**.to toe refer KJeW,^ X ence librarian. She replaces bid of $3,490, and McElroy Co., Mrs. Larry Dalton, who resign- $5,585, less $1,090 trade for a ed. net bid of $4,495. Reduce Hours A contract for purchase of a In other action, trustees voted mower was awarded to Case to reduce the winter service Power and Equipment Co., sub- hows from 71% hours a week Meet to checking the specifica- to 63 a week. The schedule-be- tions of the mower. The bid was ginning Sept. be Monday $1,616 with a $850 trade-in for through Thursday from 9 a.m.- a net bid of $766. Lee Imple- 8 p.m.; Friday from 9 a.m.-fi Hepatitis Detection Improves at Center A new method of detecting hepatitis in donated blood has been in use by the Galesburg Regional Red Cross blood center since Tuesday. The method, called radioim­ munoassay, is about 100 times more sensitive than existing procedures, said Food and Drug Administration biologists last year when the method was licensed. * 'The introduction of this technique into general use should more than double the detection of blood, plasma or serum units harboring hepatitis virus," biologists said. The regional blood center here has begun screening all blood collected in the seven counties of the region. The 1 aboraitory where hepatitis screening is being done cost $17,500. Mrs. Marjorie Anderson, chief technologist, and Mrs. Barbara McConnell received s pedal training at the Abbott Laboratories in Chicago to enable them to do testing. Under the new method bio p .im. and Saturday from 9 a.m.- 4 p .m. Trustees said that because of the present inflationary trend] reduction of hours was necessary to continue a high level of service. Oneida Crossin Hearing Delayed ONEIDA Mine Suit Hearing Delayed To Allow More Suit Filing A U /inuSh^ AM 1 HM1J1 i »*i t * - t J ment Co. entered a bid of $1,641 with a trade of $516 for a net bid of $1,125, and International Implement Co. bid $1,678 with a $503 trade-in for a net of $1,175, The committee also reviewed a request for county assistance in repairing a small bridge in St. Augustine. The bridge will be inspected by the Highway Department next week and a re- Utajld Building, 527 E. Capitol port made to the committee. ^ Springfield The Illinois Com-,ber of delays in the hearing, merce Commission (ICC) has said that the postponement of delayed for the eleventh time a the Feb. 15, 1973 hearing, was hearing on a proposal by the Burlington Northern Railroad to close two of the four mainline crossings here. Mayor Donald Moffitt said today "fchat the hearing scheduled for July 19 has been resched- uVd for Aug. 1 at 10 a.m., in the A hearing on a suit by Mid- 1 Township requested by the coalr u I Je " ,lteill ' enl land Coal Co. ' ' " against Knox | company. County has again been delayed following a 45 minute closed elw , llUft , . , , „ door selsion yesterday among P ermit slmul ^™s trial of all attorneys for Knox County, the four suits More Judge Keith coal Moffitt stated that the delay was requested by 111. Rep. A. T. SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - Rob- R-Oneida, without The hearing was continued tol"'/- Buchanan, 27, has been ^^^^ picked^as superintendent of the a { company, and Judge Gale Mathers. Following the session Mathers Circuit Scott of Macomb, during the September court session. , , A hearing on a motion to said the hearing would be con- stay a cease and desist order tinued to permit the filing of of Robert L. Masterson, county additional suits by the coal zoning administrator, will be company. The suits will involve state Reformatory for Women T A ?^ at Dwight. &lout 11 miil Peoria Tot Dies he said. McMaster said he would be not requested by the city, which had sought only a change in location from Chicago to Springfield. Moffit said the city's request was made immediately upon notification from the ICC, and thri the ICC changed the date. 11 We were not trying for an extension but for a change of location only," he said. The hearing scheduled for Aug. 1 is a continuation of one held here on April 28, 1972, and was continued because of the will be held from 16 to 24 hours hefore being used. Units of blood found to be reactive to' the-test will be removed from distribution -and donors will be informed of the significance of 'the reaction. Last year a total of 6,538 units of blood was collected in Knox County; 6,480 units were used. Fulton County residents donated 293 units; 276 units were used. Henderson County residents donated C87 units; 677 were used. Helicopter Crash Kills 1 at Fair PEORIA—At least one person was killed in the crash of a helicopter shortly before 1 p.m. today on the grounds of the Heart of Illinois Fair, Early reports indicated that the chopper, being used for commercial rides for fair visitors, was carrying a pilot and two or three members of a family, A child apparently died in the crash. The helicopter was in the process of landing when it bounced several times and exploded. The other occupants were taken to a Peoria hospital. Alexis, which lies in two counties, will unite for the July 2729 Progress Show which will include exhibits and animals from six states. Preliminary activities will begin Saturday ait noon when 15 acres of oats, grown for the event by Ralph Bertelsen, DES MOINES (UPI) Four Alexis, will be cut. Five of men were in tlhe Polk County Jail tefdiay after being arrested and charged with selling^ heroin to undercover agients here. Officers said two Joliet, 111., men were charged with selling three pounds of heroin that allegedly had been smuggled from Miexico. The two were identified as Ardhibaldo Ortiz, 32, and Severiano Mamtinez, 33. Also arrested were two Des Moines men who w^re charged i J * 4. tu' w ^ se W n g an oiunce of heroin these acres, located just south to agejts in conne oti on with the of Alexis High School, willNbe case. They are Michael Caldwell, 21, amid Gregory Melosevic, 22. Each was being held on $25,000 bond. U.S. District At- cut first, using a 60-year-old binder, drawn by four Belgian horses owned by Lawrence . Yung, Alexis. The remaining 10*™* ADa^etow of Des acres, grown on a farm one 1 Manes raid Ortiz and Martinez mile west and a mile south of,? 1 ** were suspeefced of dealing Alexis, will be cut by machine ™ the mternationd sale of hard later in the day dn,, S s > smuggling arms to Mexi- The oats wili be tied in can revolutionaries and smuggling Mexican aliens into "the bundles and stacked into cones called shocks. This work will be done by volunteers. The shocks will stand in the field until they are thrashed during the show. F Jean Morris and Bertelsen will be in charge of Saturday's activities. United States. Audubon Society Kno:c County Audubon Society will meet Sunday at 2 p.m. at Home Savings & Loan Association's community room. Slides and a lecture are planned. CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to all our relatives and many friends for their prayers and comforting expressions of sympathy in the bereavement for our son and brother, Arvid Keith Chase, who passed away at Escondido, California on June 29. Mr, and Mrs, Paul Chase The Harold Bantz Family The Robert Chase Family ..u PEORIA, 111. (UPI) Wednesday's decision by the Knox County Board to deny a zoning change in the Copley I heard as soon as possible. Masterson had ordered Midland to cease and desist mining operations in Knox County. on a trip to Ohio with the Strip Four- Cowtfuttee on July 19 and year-old Timothy Bolden died n° ul< i be . miavaiIabl e to attend Thursday in Methodist Hospital i he h f rmg " 7 he people at here, apparently of injuries suf- fe^e^r * at fered in a fall at a play ground f °Zm a little while"ago," amount of testimony on both sides. Since the first hearing was scheduled on Feb. 25, 1972, there have been 11 continuances. READ THE WANT ADS! in responding to Galesburg Register-Mail editorial (July 11) criticizing the num- Benefit Carnival Set by Children A neighborhood carnival against muscular dystrophy will be held Saturday at 1143 N. Cedar St. Julie Oakley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Oakley, will serve as ringmaster, assisted by Susan Haynes and road had indicated to Oneida!Shelly Mitchell, o/ficials as early as June 7,! All proceeds from the carni- J1971, thear desire to close one va i t which will begin at 9 a.m., a or more crossings. ; will g0 to aid the fight against muscular dystrophy and related diseases. To STEIN'S For THC TIME Of YOUR UfE RICOH WATCHES For Men & Women All Self Wind- The Burlington Northern Rail- READ THE WANT ADS! ing Calendar. Heavy Gold Cases. Instant Set Calendars. Leo Stein & Sons, Inc.. JEWELRY DEPT. 349 E. MAIN ST. Downtown Galesburg A i I s

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