Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 19, 1973 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, July 19, 1973
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+ i * 4 By NORMA CUNNINGHAM of (Staff The Cdunty Zoning Wednesday deferred action on a Knox \ Sanitary Landfill Committee application for a permit to operate a landfill in Sparta Township. The board deferred a decision after two hours of testimony and objection from a dozen Wa< taga residents. Floyd Gustafson, a member of the board, moved for the delay Saying, "Let's look the situation.over." Ralph Hawthorne, appeals board chairman, told reporters after the meeting that a decision on the application could be expected at the Aug. 15 session. The Knox County Board in May concurred in the recommendation of its Sanitary Landfill Committee that an option be taken on land owned by Floyd and Lenora Grant approximately a mile east of Wataga. Price of the 220 acres of land was set at $132,000. The board took option on the land for six months for a $750 fee. The contract stipulates that if the county exercises its option by Nov. 0, 25 per cent of the total price wilt be paid at that time. An additional 25 per cent would be due on the same date in 1974, 1975 and 1976. Interest of six per cent a year on the unpaid balance would be charged. 2-Year Search The committee's recommendation came after more than two years of searching for a landfill site to replace the one south of Galesburg which is fast moving toward the end of its usefulness. Jack Witt, Knox County highway superintendent, presented the county's case yesterday to the zoning board of appeals. Witt told board members the City of Galesburg had concurred in the decision recommending the Sparta township site. He said the committee asked the board to take option on the land to allow time for investigation to determine the tract's suitability. Witt said the county is presently engaged in taking test borings as a preliminary step to asking Environmental Prora­ tion Agency approval of the site. He said there is still con­ siderable work to be completed before a permit can be sought, including a soil analysis, and pointed out that the EPA has stringent requirements to be met. Metkod Displaying a contour map of the site, the superintendent said a trendrtftdHH method would be used. He Mid plaits call for stockpiling of the ovefburien, leveling and fitting as the operation progresses. Witt said the land would be returned to cultivation. He said haul trucks would be i 4 t - * routed on U.S. 34 to ill. W? and then onto a township road to the site. Witt said that While ah old road does pass by the site from the village, the traffic could be controlled by action of the village board. Donald Stoffel, attorney for the Wataga Village Board. that Witt be sworn in and questioned him at length about the nroposed site, plans and problems at the present opera* tion. Stoffel asked Witt if there had been complaints on the present site, in spite of litter ordinances and other restrictions. Witt replied that complaints had been received. The attorney asked how many other sites had been considered by the committee. He wat told there had been ii. NMValM? Jack Godsil, who owns land bordering the proposed site, contended that distance was not a valid point Godsil slid he op- . f See 'Landfill (Continued on Page IS) Seen Price Next Rise v Veek In Local Stores L h \ id Grocery prices for Galesburg shoppers probably won't be raised before next week even Ithough the price freeze was lifted Wednesday. In a Register-Mail spot survey this morning most grocery store managers felt that it was too early to predict what wbuld happen. However, an official of the Eagje Discount Store said that, based on the last price freeze figures, food costs will soon rise. He emphasized however that he had no information yet as to what his company would do. One result of the recent freeze is that many items were dropped from stock because their purchase price was greater than the. allowable sale price. If these items are stocked again there will be a significant price increase on them, he said. Not This Week There will probably be no increase this week because stocks currently on hand have already been paid for, and increases probably won't come until time to stock up for next week. None of the stores contacted noticed any increase in shoppers stockpiling in anticipation of higher prices but one manager said there had been a significant increase in special orders over the last few weeks — purchase of case lots and sides of beef. One reason cited for the routine volume of shopping was that the large manufacturing companies pay every other week and this is the off week, he said. In a spot check with grocery shoppers no one had plans of stocking up before the expected price hike. Several individuals said the high prices had not affected their shopping habits but one woman said she was buying "mostly less of everything." Another shopper said that when an item was real high she avoided it and would get something else. Later when the item was on sale she would buy it. Supermarket officials said today they have not increased food prices since the Phase IV economic plan' was announced Wednesday but markups should begin next week "in full force" and "be way up" by next month. Jim Sheehan, manager of a Bohack chain supermarket in Manhattan said that "probably within the next few days I will receive a directive from the Older tvnt wn Center Supp By ANDREA FERRETTI (Staff Writer) Knox County's older citizens are persistent people. A few months ago they asked the City Council to earmark some federal revenue sharing funds for a social center for the elderly. They attended meeting after meeting to persuade the city officials to do something for their "fathers." Monday night the older folks will try again. They intend to meet with the council during an informal session to discuss renting a building for the center. The council did appropriate $35,000 in revenue shares for a social center but at this point nothing has been done with the money. The center was labeled "social center" in the city budget and some aldermen mentioned making it for both old and young, which apparently is not to the liking of the elderly. New Site At a meeting of the Knox County Coordinating Assn. for Older Americans Wednesday at Moon Towers a location for the She said the senior citizens would rather keep their center at the YMCA, 383 E. Ferris St., than go to the Weinberg Arcade. The senior citizens, she added, had in mind a center on the main floor of a building in the downtown area. She said stairs leading to the basement of the arcade would present a hardship. Felix Bengtson, chairman of the older Americans, today said his group coordinates all elderly groups in the area and that some members of the senior citizens group were present at the meeting Wednesday when they voted unanimously to try to obtain the arcade basement. The center has to be for all elderly in the community, Bengtson commented. "If the city will subsidize it no one group can control it. It will be a place for all the aging." ion of Rexco Fund Will Await New Order center was decided upon the \ Butterflies Are Free See 6 Foocl 5 (Continued on Page 15) -I i f A giant yellow butterfly strolled downtown yesterday during Sidewalk Day to advertise the Prairie Players Dinner Theater production of Butterflies Are Free which opens Friday at the Sheraton Motor Inn. The "butterfly" was Debbie Richards, who also will be appearing in the group's children's play, Beauty and the Beast, which opens Saturday. (Register-Mail photo by Steve Stout.) 1 basement of the Weinberg Arcade at Prairie and Simmons streets. But a member of another local group, Galesburg Senior Citizens, objects to this location. "We don't want to go in with any organization until we know what they're doing," said Mrs. Oscar Nelson, wife of the president of the senior citizens. Final distribution of funds to secured creditors of the former Rexco grain firm will be delayed to await presentation of a new order of distribution. Steven J. Covey, federal referee in bankruptcy, ordered' the delay Wednesday. The case dates back to Feb. 22, 1968. when the Oneida-based company filed for bankruptcy. A representative of First Galesburg National Bank and Trust Co., which had been designated as the receiver for the grain fund, presented a proposed order of distribution of the funds. Attorneys discussed past orders and their provisions for distribution, then Covey ordered revisions drawn and a new order presented. When the revised order is ready for presentation, Covey said another hearing will be set for final distribution of the grain fund. No date was set at the Wednesday session. In past hearings, attorneys said that all secured grain creditors will be paid from proceeds of the grain fund. Payment to unsecured creditors will be paid after all secured claims have been met. ..,,„. Ann Co 4 t Ga lesburg Man ea ten 9 eked in A 43-year-old Galesburg man was in good condition today in McDonough District. Hospital, Macomb, after he was allegedly kidnaped, beaten and forced into the trunk of his car. His assailant then drove the car to Macomb, where he hit a building and continued west before striking another auto in Colchester. Authorities said Daniel J. Mc- K'llip, 237 W. Knox St., apparently offered to give his alleged assailant, Harley 'Avery Rath- burn Jr., a ride to the Galesburg city limits. Police said Rathburn, 25, reportedly a parolee from Missouri, apparently forced him to stop the car, beat McKillip with an unknown weapon and tied him before forcing him into the trunk. Rathburn then drove the car south to Macomb, where it siruck a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. He continued west to Colchester, where he crashed into the back of a car occupied by Jesse and Inza Wayland. The force of the crash pushed the Wayland car along the highway for about a quarter mile, state troopers said. Banging on Trunk The car was eventually stopped by a state police trooper west of Colmar. As the trooper approached the wrecked auto, he heard McKillip banging on the trunk lid. McKillip reportedly told authorities he heard metal and glass breaking during the wild ride. He was apparently not seriously hurt, authorities said. L L McKillip, a bookkeeper at A Mart, 900 E. Main St., left the slore about 10:30 p.m. according to police. There was no report of where he met Rathburn. The accident in Colchester was reported today about 6:30 a.m. r Rathburn and the Way lands were treated at McDonough District Hospital's emergency room for minor injuries and released. Rathburn was locked up in the McDonough County Jail, Macomb. Charges of kidnaping, s l rongarm robbery and auto theft are pending against him. Search On r Local authorities were searching today for several other persons who were reportedly with Rathburn earlier Wednesday evening. The trooper who took Rathburn into custody reported ha appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Rathburn is a native of High Ridge, Mo., according to police. McKillip's 1969 car reportedly sustained moderate damage in the collisions. U.S. Public School Enrollment Drop Predicted by Computer h DE KALB, 111. (UPI) - En-1suit?" Bartels asked. "Will the rollment in U.S. public schools increased costs of education off- has already reached its maxi- set these possible gains? What mum and is expected to drop will be the effect on school by more than 15 per cent by building needs?" President Won't Commander-in-Chief Rate Weather and River Stages WASHINGTON (UPI) Correcting itself, the White the 1980-81 school year, according to a computerized forecast by the placement director of Northern Illinois University. | With. Mlirdci Girls Charged Dr. Martin H. Bartels said he used known data from census studies and enrollment data from th eyears 1967 to 1971 provided by the U.S. Department 1 Of Teen-ager CHICAGO (UPI) - Three juvenile girls have been charged with the murder of Kim Har- Knox Grad in Contest Knox College graduate Miss Coleen Ann Metternich, 23, of Carthage, the current Miss Heart of Illinois, is shown taking part in preliminary competition at the 1973 Miss Illinos contest yesterday in Aurora. Miss Metternich played an original piano composition. White at Knox, the contestant was named one of Glamour Magazine's Ten Top College Girls of 1972. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Metternich, Carthage. UNIFAX Galesburg Band in Chi Parade of Health, Education and Wei- well, 13, who was found nude fare. and strangled in an abandoned Bartels' study shows that ele- apartment building in suburban mentary enrollments, encompassing kindergarten through eighth grade, reached a peak of 30,617,000 in 1970-71 and high school enrollments should peak during the coming school year at 14,049,000. Harvey. The body of Miss Harwell, who lived in Kankakee, was found Wednesday lying in a closet of a one-story building after children flagged down a passing squad car and told po- Total public school enrollment lice ^ey thought someone was peaked at 46.8 million in 1970-71 ^ the building. House said today that President Nixon would pay $61 a day during his stay at Bethesda Naval Hospital instead of the going daily rate of the commander-in-chief—$175. Deputy Press Secretary Gerald L. Warren said Nixon will pay the hospital costs—amounting to $488 for an eight day stay—out of his personal expenses, but that the President will not have to pay'iany one of his team of four doctors. A White House spokesman had told UPI two days ago Nixon would pay the rate for the commander-in-chief. After the report was in print, Warren said "farther checks" showed Nixon would be charged the hospital rate for congressmen and senators of $61 a day. Three of Nixon's doctors are military men and receive their salary from the government. A fourth physician, Dr. Sol Katz, a pulmonary disease specialist from Georgetown University Hospital, has volunteered his time as a consultant on the President's case. In the past, the late President Lyndon B. Johnson id the commander-in-chief rate during his majojr illnesses at the hospital. ILLINOIS: Tonight variable cloudiness with showers and thunderstorms likely; a litUe cooler extreme north. Variable cloudiness Friday; showers and thunderstorms likely north and central and chance of thunderstorms south; cooler north. Low tonight 60s north, 67-73 south. High Friday low 80s extreme north, low 90s extreme south. WESTERN ILLINOIS: A few periods of showers or thundershowers likely tonight and Friday, Low tonight around 70. High Friday 80a, Noon temperature, 79; morning's low, 70. Sky cloudy, wind out of the S.W, at 12 m.p.h. (Wednesday 1 * maximum, 82; minimum, 64.) Sun rose today at 5:47 a.m., sets at 8:25 p.m. Humidity, 79%. MVElt ~STAOE8 Dubuque—7.7 no change Davenport—4.5 rise 0.2 Burlington—7.7 fall O.l Keokuk—3.8 rise 0.2 Quincy—11.0 no change Grafton—15.3 rise 0.2 Alton^-7.8 rise 0,1 St. Louis—8.7 fall 1.2 \ Cape Girardeau—19.8 fall 0.4 LaSalle—10.8 rise 0.1 Peoria—11.7 rise 0.1 Havana—8,2 fall 1.0 * denim caps fine caps of bluest denim . . . the tradition of the corner newsboy , f t The Galesburg American Legion Community Band will march in the Illinois American Legion convention parade Sunday at Chicago. The parade will begin (at 1 p.m. on Michigan Avenue. Band members will leave Galesburg Saturday at 4:30 a.m. and will return to the American JLegion Home, 571 E. North St., Sunday about 10 p.m. They will travel by chartered bus. Majorettes will be Wendy Youngren and Missie Worden. Drum major will be Patty Mast. Ohaperones will be Mrs. Judy Warden, Mrs. Peggy Youngren, Mrs. Don Ross, Mrs. Owen Buck, Ted Glas, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Harrison, Carl Benson and Don Ross, the band director. and is expected to drop to 39.6 million by 1980-81, according to Bartels' calculations. Bartels said his forecast, if it proves reliable, raises some important questions for future education, for example, whether reduction in enrollment will reduce school staffs or open the way to improving the quality of education by lowering pupil- teacher ratios. "Will the educational burden on society lessen or will increased quality of education re- An electrical cord was wrapped tightly around the dead girl's neck and her hands were tied behind her back, police said. Her legs were bound by her blue jeans. Police arrested the first of the juveniles shortly after Kim's $5.95 ly was found, aoting on evidence they found in the vacant flat, they said. The girls aged 13, 14 and 15, were held in the Arthur J. Audy Home for Children in Chicago. CARD OF THANKS Our recent LIKES, Mrs. Virgia oss leaves us with grateful »ors and friends. sympathy toward our nei comfort thoughtfulness pressi ways membered HERBERT H. LIKES & FAMILY monday & friday 10 -9 weekdays & Saturday 10- 78 so. seminary, galesburg phont 342*2212 J r

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