Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 17, 1973 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 17, 1973
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Jfctesburg Register-Mail, Galesburg, 111. Tuesdoy, July 17, 1973 CityApproves$285,000inImprovements To Water System at Oquawka Station Weather and River Stages By ANDREA FERRETTI (Staff Writer) Galesburg aldermen las* Might gave the go-ahead for approximately $285,000 in improvements to the city's water system at its Mississippi Raver pumping station at Oquawka. Caster, Houser and Hutehj- son, Jacksonville, 'the firm •that installed the city's present collector weffl, was awarded the contract. Collector pipes extending from the present well will be cleaned at a cost of $45,000 and six supplemental wells wiM be instated for $240,000. These improvements are necessary to increase the capacity of the wet. Donald Houser last week explained the process to the council at an informal session. He said iron deposits have accumulat­ ed around perforations in the collector pipes. THE WELL now can pump shout 10 mffiion gallons of water a day but because of the iron deposit build-up the capacity is expected to decrease to 8 million gallons by next summer, Houser said. On an average day the city pumps about 6 million gallons. The city also plans to selH 2.5 million gallons a day to the city of Monmouth. Officials said the well cleaning is needed whether the sale is made or not. The longer the collector pipes go uncleaned the harder they may be to clean because of the increased) build-up, Houser explained. Six small wells will be built to supplement the present well while it is being cleaned. They will also supply more water to the area if the need should arise. The main well will then need to be cleaned every four or five years and the smaller wells will be utilized during the cleaning periods. The process of dislodging the iron deposits is expected to take about four weeks. THE CITY has some supplemental welds but these wells, built in the 1950's, contain water of poor quality. They would need to be treated and this would cost more in the long run than installing the new wells, Houser said. Aldermen last night also pointed out that city and Monmouth water rates will be studied to see if an increase is warranted. City Manager Thomas Herring said the rate hike would not be the direct result of the well improvements. Water rates have not been increased since 1957, according to city officials. In other action the council approved a revised area TOPICS plan (Traffic Operations to Increase Capacity and Safety). The plan lists the Famham Street Bridge as the first priority for improvements. The plan outlines a long- range program of improve* merits which may qualify for TOPICS funding. One TOPICS program already has been approved for the city, improvements to Henderson, Fremont and Dayton streets. This is the first such Galesburg project to be funded in this way. OTHER PROJECTS listed in the TOPICS plan include the taterseciion of West Main and McOlure streets; Main Street and the Central Business District; the intersection of North Seminary and Fremont streets; the subways at East Losey and East North streets; North Henderson Street; the intersection of North Seminary and East Losey streets; the Fourth Street Bridge; the South Street subway; the East Main Street grade separation at the Burlington Northern tracks; the West Main Street grade separation at Santa Fe tracks and the North Seminary Street grade separation, at Santa Fe tracks. The council also approved a highway permit for D and D Automotive and Toyota to expand an access road leading into a proposed car dealership on the west side of town. Mayor Robert Cabeen voted against the measure spying he was doing so to be "consistent." CABEEN is against allowing access roads into commercial property proposed off West Main Street He said at past council meetings that frontage roads would be szier. Bids were accepted for the following; —Repairs to various bridges over Cedar Fork Creek, $26,£91, Pressure Concrete Construction Co., Florence, Ala —Repairs to Kiwanis Park sewer, $39,693, Pressure Concrete Construction Co., Florence, Ala. —Improvements to McClure Street, $58,278, Gunther Construction Co. —Winter clothing for the police department, $4,028, S. Harris Co., Peoria. —Vibrating roller for the street department, $4,381, Herman M. Brown Co., Milan. —1974 vehicles for water and electrical divisions: $2,585 for half-ton window van, Louis Lskds Ford; $2,035 for a 4- door Maverick, Louis LaWs Ford, and $3,941 for a %-ton truck, Randell GMC. JLMNOIS: Fair tonight Ar)<5 Wednwrla.v. Low tonight low to mid oos. High Wednesday upper 80s. WESTERN ILLINOIS: Clear to partly cloudy tonight. Wednesday partly cloudy with (slight chance of thunder-showers. Low tonight 60s. High Wednesday around 90. ; IOWA: Chance of scattered showers or Ihunderstorm* west to- Jnighl and over most of state Wednesday. Low tonight 60s. High Wednesday 80s. LOCAL WEATHER i Noon temperature, 81: morning** low, 62. Sky mostly clear, wind out of the S.E. at 6 m .pJi. (Monday's ImaxJmum, 81; minimum, 62.) Sun 1 torn today at 8:45 a.m., eeta at 8 27 p.m. Humidity, 80%. 027 txmttitto rbtMcMt ILLINOIS: raif Thursday through Saturday. Low Ws-flOs. High 80s. ftnrenlfAdet Dubuque—7,4 rise 0.3 Davenport—4.1 toll 0.8 Burlington—8.1 fall 0.2 Keokuk—4.3 fall 0.4 Quiney—11.7 no change Grafton-^-15.5 rise 0.4 Altoft-flJO rise 0.4 St. Louis—10.7 fair 0.1 4 ^ Cape Oirafd#*u—80.7 fall O.t La Salle—11.2 no change Peoria—11 .S rise 91 Havtna-lOJ faU 1.4 Beardstown—10.» fall 0.1 St. Charles— ISA rise 0.1 Council Approves Sports Complex, Suggests Name also said an appropriate name The agreement itself states liable" in 30 years. "It's public Herring commented. iof each year. The city also will for the stadium would be Ring-that School District 205 shall jmoney. We're abandoning all "The school primarily will have the right to charge for the litn Field after E. C. Ringlien, [pay no more than $66,000 for use and everything?" he asked, serve the same people we'll use of lights on the courts, a retired Galesburg business- the entire complex and the city; "There is nothing to keep us'serve. They'll just serve them : If a disagreement should de- man who was instrumental in shall pay $235,192. This would Jfrom negotiating," Herring re-first," Aid." Johnson added. velop between the city and mean the school district williplied. ' The matter was then dropped. School district concerning con- pay about 11 per cent and the, "There is nothing to say we' Other Areas jtrol, supervision or mainte- city about 89 per cent. jean," Gifford countered. i Other areas of the agreement ance of the complex, which can- The agreement also states "They look at themselves as state that the city shall pay forinot be settled within one week, -- - - - - - . ........ ... . „ , I ... • < i T_ _ 11 The CSty Council last night approved a city-school agreement for development of a recreation complex at Van Dyke Field. Aldermen also okayed recommended names for the'planning the project, proposed tennis courts and The council approved the mo- baseball stadium. lion 6 to 2 with Mayor Robert Aid. Frank Johnson, Fifth Cabeen and Aid. F. E. "Buck" Ward, suggested that the 10 Bailey, Sixth Ward, dissenting.! that the^complex will become (Semng the general pu^ arbitration committee shall leuus courts be named Parker I "I have no objection to the the absolute property of the :IIerring said. 'the stadium, and tennis courts be appointed 'I have no objection to the the absolute Coats after "toe family that'names," Bailey said. "But I school in 30 years brought tennis to Galesburg.", think we should have more par- j sell Gifford, Third He alluded to the family of licipation and discussion than jected to this. School Superintendent Barney two or three minutes." The; Gifford asked if the agree- Parker whose sons are promi- r.ames are subject to school dis- mf-nt could be changed to make Public Hearing To Be Held On Henderson Street Work A public hearing to review proposed improvements on Henderson, Dayton and Fremont streets will be held Aug. 17 at 2 p. m. at City Hall. The three streets will be widened. Signalization and channelization will be improved Left turn lanes will be installed on North Henderson Street to regulate tuns into Northgate Lanes, Western Store, Inc., Doyle Furniture Store, Community Bank and the shopping area nearby. Except for the left turn lanes on Henderson Street, to be paid for by business owners, the project will be funded 50 per cent by federal TOPICS funds (Traffic Operations to Increase Capacity and Safety), 25 per cent by state funds and 25 per cent by city motor fuel tax funds. Total cost of the project will be $302,500. James Morrow, city director of public works, said he hopes the project will be completed by December. Extradition of Dallas Laws Is Proceeding on Schedule Aid. Rus- ; "That's a Ward, ob- put into it by say maybe it'll Extradition proceedings to return "accused murderer Dallas Laws, 28, to Knox County are proceeding on schedule, Knox County State's Atty. Donald C. Woolsey said today. Laws escaped from the Knox lot of money being imay be used by the general pub-! The committee will consist of j Crunty j a u on Nov. 13, 1971, v the city for us to (lie at night unless the school isjone Derson chosen by the cit\'. w j lere }, e was being held in,. be forgotten having a scheduled tennis tour- collector pipes go uncleared ! connec ti on w ith the March 3, ialion, it is seldom that a writ is tradition was sent from Gov. Daniel Walker's office July 9 to the governor of Washington. "I have every confidence that Laws will be extradited to Illinois and Knox County," Woolsey said this morning. He said that while extradition proceedings depend on cooper- nent in the tennis world. Johnson trict approval. ***** 4* control of the complex "nego- Road Measure Axed by Walker about. Gifford went on. nament. Two tennis courts will one chosen bv the school district i ., Yes. were giving up control jremain free for public use at ail -nd (be third to b» 'chosen bv :971? s]a y' m S oi Mrs - Elizabeth refused if sufficient evidence is at the end of a 30-year period,"(times from June 1 to Aug. 25 the first two memoes' ' : lMcKinne y- a Galesburg wait-{provided that the person in cus- iress. Her body was found along j tody is accused of a crime in another state. Escape Charge Woolsey said that extradition was started on the escape charge, because the only requirement is proof that Laws CHICAGO (UPI)-Gov. Daniel Walker announced today he has vetoed the supplemental freeway bill and 70 other measures to end the difference between what the state can afford and what the legislature appropriated, i Walker announced the cut in ! the $139,230,000 supplemental freeway package at a news conference here. Walker said his total The supplemental freeway program included a number of routes in Western Illinois. Axed by the governor was construction of an east-west freeway between Galesburg and Monmouth, and design specifications for a north- south route between the Quad Cities and St. Louis. Norwegians Visit Colony Some of the 120 Norwegian Boy Scouts who camped overnight at Bishop Hill walk outside the Old Colony Church Monday afternoon. The group, from Blommenholm, which is near Oslo, stopped in New York, Washington, D. C, Chicago and Philadelphia before coming to Bishop Hill. While visiting the old Swedsh colony, the Norwegians and their American counterparts took a 5 -mile hike. The Norwegians left today for Detroit, Mich. (Register-Mail photo by Walt Hall.) Meat Packers Close Dotvn, Victims of Freeze on Price would have had to increase the cuts personal income tax by 2 per amount to $871 million. He gave cent. few details, but apparently the! Walker said he will not have largest cut was to the teachers' 1 the income tax increased, retirement fund, decreased by The governor predicted there $148 million. j will be "screams and squawks" There were no details on the | resulting from the vetoes. He supplemental freeway cuts. said he could have taken the He told reporters this was easy way out and made politi- the largest amount of money'cal friends by approving the vetoed by any governor in the tbills but said he chose the hard history of Illinois. He said if he j way to provide more money for signed the bills, the legislature education and mental health. Mining Firm Files Suit Against County and Officials Another suit was filed in the next few days asking for Knox County Circuit Court to-jan administrative review of the day by American Smelting and'Department of Mines and Min- Refining Co.—Midland Coal Co. erals decision to issue Midland —against Knox County. a permit to mine in Knox Coun- The suit also names the Knox ty for the coming year. County Zoning Board of Appeals, Barash ^ the rea] hsne at and its individual members, . wtM , Ul - J . ^ onimtv ha _ Robert Masterson, Knox Coun- slaKe 1S ™ ether ™ °° mi y nas ty zonirrg administrator, and Donald C. Woolsey, Knox Coun- ress. Her body | a Warren County road March J14, 1971, and a warrant for Laws' arrest was filed March l 7 . He was captured in Cobb County, Ga., June 10, 1971, and ; , ,returned to Knox County, where\was in Illinois at the time he is jhe was held in custody until he'accused of escaping, escaped. While Laws could require an Started June 29 evidential hearing, Woolsey said Woolsey said extradition pro-jhe would go to Washington to ceedings were started by his office June 29 after authorities in Newport, Wash., notified Knox County officials that they had in custody a man fitting Laws' description. He used the name provide needed proof it Laws askedifor one. He said he does not plan ; to go to Washington unless he is needed for such a hearing. Laws waived extradition when Robert Spain at the time of his he was captured in Georgia, arrest — the same name he and the state's attorney and used when he was arrested ear-Galesburg police went to Cobb L'er in Florida and Idaho. j County to return him to Gales- Woolsey said that a writ of at that time. Bank Is Robbed At Table Grove (Hearing Is Set In Circuit Court On Landfill Suit A hearing has been The robber ordered bank em­ ploye Jack Bailey, to empty the cash drawers and then herded !the right to be heard, examine witness and introduce testimony cf its own. No date has yet been set for the hearing cf any of the cases. WASHINGTON (UPI)-'prices are Forty-three companies, includ- significantly ing several large meat packers, tion. have been forced tq close because of the price freeze, the ty stale's attorney. The complaint asks relief from the imposition or threatened imposition of county reclamation standards on the grounds that the requirements violate the company's constitutional rights by depriving it of , ITnT . n n .,, n its property without dw? proc ™ CAG °/*, PI, 7 G ° V ' ^ 1 fe™ 60 " 8, ess of law Walker said Monday many of $856,100. The suit' a'so contends that the , state's elementary and seethe county's requirements are ondar >' schools will get more ,u money this fiscal year than they Battles Teamsters Mrs. Marie Schultz, 63, of Lake Bluff, a trucker for 27 years, climbs aboard one of her trucks at her moving and storage company. She has balked at signing a Teamster's contract, and her 6-man firm has been struck. She said a contract was mailed to her without her being able to negotiate, and that she cannot afford the new increase. UNIFAX i TABLE GROVE — A lone sun- man robbed the Table Grove ... L • istate Bank of an undetermined ; A hearing has been set in amount of monev todav about. 1 Knox County Circuit Court U.5_5 am ;Thursday at 1:30 p.m. on a suit fi'ed against Knox County by the Village of Wataga. The suit asks that the county be prevented from further action the half-dozen employes and,which might lead to establish- customers. who were in the^ient of a landfill operation in building at the time, into a back s P arta Township. room : The Knox County Board, at its Authorities said witnesses re-,May meeting, authorized expended t^e robber had a oearl-jditure of up to $7,000 for engi- '-"sndled revolver stuck in hisine .ering work as a preliminary belt, but that he did not drawjStep to seeking the state Envi- fhe weapon. The robber escao- ronmental Protection Agency's jed in a compact car, witnesses approval of the site. ''"^ police. The county has an option on property, owned by Floyd H. rT nt Colfl St »nU Grant ' wnlch k east °* cor " NEW YORK (UPI) - The p0rate ^ ° f Wataga " highest temperature reported Monday by the National Weath- jer Service, excluding Alaska ' and Hawaii, was 108 degrees at Blythe, Calif. Today's lowest reported temperature was 44 degrees at Pellston, Mich. Walker Says Many Schools Will Receive Added Funds TV 7 Attic TV 7 EVERY WEDNESDAY TV 7 (1:30 P.M.) TV 7 $12.5 million, Treasury not contributing stricter than those set by .... ........ to natural infla- state and that the couny does did last ' due to increased state not have the right to set such funds 311(1 a new distribution c , _ standards. formula. D c , ( secretary George The battle over the reclama- Among the counties to receive Cost of Living Council (CLC) Naval HosoUal todav to t^ lon standards has filing more state money are the fol- said today. ™ s P Ual , toda > to get f3r mare than a ye3r ^ z3n . lowing (amounts estimated by T,* * n. i mn A- Pres i d , ent ^ s fm . al ^ wg board set reclamation the governor's office): John T. Dunlop, CLC direc-on Phase IV prior to public i standards in July 1972, calling Cook, $356.9 million, up $49.2 tor, also said a few industries announcemeni of the plan,if 0 r return of the top six feet million; Du Page, $37.6 million, are likely to be freed at the-P°« s lWy fa y Wednesday. jof overburden, restoration of up $5 million; Kane. $30.7 start from the Phase IV stabilization program that will replace the price freeze. The council is preparing a ing io with annual sales over gal steps resulted from system that would allow other $50 million. Eleven other meat sition cf the standards Stores at Peoria Bnnv Find Body Fire near restoration of U P $ 5 million; Kane. $30.7 mil- The CLC said 23 companiesistricmined land to its original lion, up $2.8 million; St. Clair, that reported they had shut'contour and posting a $1,000 $30.3 million, up $3.6 million: down because of freeze res trie- an acre performance bond. Lake. $30.3 million, up $3.4 mil- tions are meat packers, includ- A series of hearings and le- lion. impo- Madison. $27.3 million, up $2.7 million; Winnebago. $23.3 mil- PEORIA, 111. (UPI) - st-uck two businesses Bradley University early today, authorities said. A woman was found dead in her apartment adjacent to the building where the fire occurred, authorities said, and it was not clc-ar if she was a victim of the fire. She was identified as Marcella Manley, 70. Authorities said they believed the fire began in a bunch of WEISSER UNION OPTICAL CO. SPECIAL LOW PRICE ON DIRECTIONAL HEARING AIDS MEDICARE OPTICS & OPTICAl CO HEARING AIDS Is Offering FREE HEARING AID BATTERIES A CONSULTATION IN CALESBURO AT WEISSER UNION OPTICAl THURSDAY, JULY 19 MR. AHT MOSLEY Senior Hearing Aid Consultant FREE MR. MOSLEY. B»tleriei For 1 Year WUb Puichas* ef • Htattag Aid A Laboratory Traintd Authority with Many Yaari ef Experience in Helping the Hard oi Hearing, Will U»e the New Advanced SPL Method of Analytic oi Most Hearing Problems He Will Advise You If You Can or Cannot Be Helped By Us. THERE IS NO OBLIGATION If You Are Having DifiicuUy Understanding What People Say Be Sure To Come In On The - - " Mosley. It May Be One Oi The Most Rewarding Decisions You Please Call Early For Appointment Above Date To Visit With Mr Will Ever Make. UNION OPTICAL iadustries plus some individual packers reported slowing down Burrel Barash, counsel for lion, up $1.3 million; Will, $20.5 firms to escape new controls if operations because of the the county, said Monday that million, up $2.3 million: Rock piled up mattresses in a furni- they can prove their wages and freeze. the county will file a suit in Island, $15 million, up $1.1 mil- ture store. 60 S. KELLOGG ASK ABOUT OUR PHONE 343-7410 GALESBURG, ILL. 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