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2 Qaiesburg Refliste^Moil, Galesburg, Monday, Julyjfl,.1973 County Files Suit Of Midland Mine Permit Issuance By NORMA CUNNINGHAM (Staff Wfitef) Knox County has filed suit against the state Department of Mines and Minerals and American Smelting and Refining Co. asking review of the assuance of a Midland Coat Co, permit to mine land in Victoria and Copley Townships during the coming year. A motion to stay the state's decision to grant the permit will be heard in Knox County Circuit Court Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. The siut was filed by the county this morning, and summonses will be sent to both defendants by registered mail, according to court officials. THE SUIT asks judicial review of the permit, which was granted June 26 on the grounds that it adversely affects the rights Of the county. The suit contends that the decision to issue the permit to mine is erroneous, illegal and void on the grounds that: — The state department did hot hold a hearing on the ap- pliaetion and revised application nor give notice to the county to attend the hearing and question witnesses. — The permit is not in accordance with the law. — The permit is contrary to the provisions of Chatper 93, Section 201 of the Illinois Revised Statutes. — The decision to grant the permit is not in accordance with the facts. — It is not supported by competent evidence. — The decision of the state is not supported by competent evidence, and is against the manifest weight of evidence. — It is a mere concluison of law. — That the appliaction of Midland Coal Co. did not contain information on the disposition of overburden, location of underground water resources and location of existing and anticipated access and haulage roads as provided in the statute. —That the conservation and reclamation plan submitted by Midland did not provide for timely compliance with all operator duties and did not pro­ vide for storage of overburden and refuse. '-That the department did not require Midland td com* ply With reclamation require meftts set by the county. THE LEGAL battle between the two suits has been in progress for more than a year/ In July, 1972, the Knox County Zoning Board of Appeals set reclamation standards calling for stripmining firms to replace the top six feet of overburden, restore land to its original topography and post a performance bond of $1,000 an acre. The action came after the Knox County Board in May voted to ask that the top 10 feet of overburden be replaced in an. effort to reclaim strip- mined land for row crop purposes. Midland Coal Co. protested the county's standard, calling them financially unfeasible, and asked for a rehearing. The rehearing before the 7oning board convened in September and came to a close in March. The board May 23 gave a decision, reaffirming its earlier standards with miner exceptions. The mining firm later filed suit, asking that the court set aside the standards. The county, through the office of the z o n i n g administrator, served a "cease and desist" order on the coal company to prevent further mining on the grounds that the firm had no North Henderson Man Is Killed in Crash VIOLA—A Sunday afternoon traffic accident eight miles south of here claimed the life of 21-year-old Richard F. Loquist, North Henderson. According to Rock Island District State Police, Loquist was the driver of a car which struck one driven by Richard J. Templin, 30, 405 W. Second Ave., Monmouth, .The crash occurred at 4 p.m. on U. S. 67 at the Norwood Junction. A passenger in the Loquist car, Miss Sandra Esters, 16, of Alexis, is listed in fair condition Trouble Ahead today at Moline Public Hospital. Loquist was pronounced dead at the hospital at 5:13 p.m. Templin land his wife, Judith, 30, were both treated at Community Memorial Hospital, Monmouth, 'and released. Their 4- year-old daughter, Colleen, who was a passenger in the car, was not injured, according to police. Police said the accident occurred when the Loquist oar pulled from a gas station onto, 111. 67 and struck the Templin car, which was northbound. The Templin car was struck in the left front door, and the cars traveled 30 feet alter the impact. Obituary Fairbanks Loquist at Moline Nov. 14, Richard was bom 1951. He was Henderson and was a High 1970. educated in North and Alexis schools graduate of Alexis School with the class of He enlisted in the U. S. Army in April 1971 and had been stationed in Mississippi. He was a member of the U. S. Army Reserve at the time *oif his death. f Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Loquist of North Henderson; two sisters, Mrs. Lowell (Jeannine) Patterson and Mrs. Larry (Sharon) Milner, both of Alexis; four brothers, Gary, who is serving with the U. S. Army in Korea, Steve, serving with the U. -S. Air Force in/North Carolina, Rcb and Mitchell 1 , both at home. Arrangements are pending at the McKnight Memorial Home; at Alexis. ' : ' Kill Four More BELFAST (UPI) - Four persons died in bombings and shootings Sunday in Northern Ireland end spokesmen for the security forces warned that more violence may lay ahead Belfast itself was fairly quiet despite warnings that resulted in a massive security operation to prevent trouble. Troops who virtually sealed off the city failed to find a consignment of explosives officials said entered Belfast. "The emergency may not be over," an army spokesman said. In incidents Sunday, a gunman using schoolchildren as a shield fired on troops in a Belfast area and the body of a man was found shot in the head and chest in another part of the city. One of five soldiers wounded last week in a booby trap explosion died in a Belfast hospital and a couple reported' ly carrying bombs in their car died in an explosion in the seaside resort of Newcastle, about 35 miles south of Belfast. A third person was seriously wounded in the Newcastle explosion. ' The deaths raised the toll in four, years of political and religious violence among Pro­ testants, Roman Catholics and security forces to 854. Army sources said theyi doubted the present security operation would continue indefinitely. "Obviously, despite its success, we can't keep this sort of thing going for long—our men are bound to get tired," an airmy spokesman said. "At least we have shown what can be done...." With troops sealing off Belfast, violence hit elsewhere Sunday. The explosion in Newcastle came shortly after bomb blasts rocked a restaurant and hotel in the nearby town of Down Patrick. Police said the attacks, which caused no casualties, might have been the work of the tovo victims in the car. "It looks like another case of the IRA using faulty bombs," one police source said. "It is not unusual. They have lost more people from their own explosions than in gunfights With the security forces." Find Man's Body ELKVILLE, 111. (UPI)-Conrad McMurray, 28, was found hanged from a rafter in a storage shed behind his Home Sunday. llifllVlilliii'iMlililiMifllill 'll ^iilii ii |llili > l: |> ilil !i :;ili^:i "illi;t!lll!i :l !l !{|llli!ll^ Miss Illinois Colcen Ann Metternich, Carthage, is the new Miss Illinois. She captured the title late Saturday during competition at Aurora. The Knox College graduate accepted her crown from last year's winner, Miss Carolyn Paulus, conditional use permit to mine the land. The next step in the legal wrangle came when the mining firm countered With a motion asking that the cease and desist order be set aside pending the outcome of the case. County officials early in June had two meetings with Department of Mine and Minerals officials asking for a hearing on the permit and objecting to the application for a permit to mine on much the same stipulations set down in the suit. The department, however, issued the permit over the objections of the county, claiming the county's rights are only recommendatory. County's Sheriff Issues Warning On Mini-Bikes Knox County Sheriff Rayder Peterson today issued a warning to parents that his deputies will issue citations to mini-bike rid ersr found on public roads. Peterson said both his office and the Knox County Highway Department have had several compaints about mini-bikes being operated,on county roads and on the streets of some villages in the coUnty. "Mini-bikes may be operated only on private property where the owner has given permission. Parents can be cited for violations of their children," Peterson pointed out. The sheriff said parents can be fined if their children arc found guilty of operating the mini-bikes in violation of the law. "We hope parents will cooperate, it could save them inconveniences, but certainly more important, it could save their child from injury or death/' Peterson said. Bolt Wipes Out Farmer's Cattle GRANTSBURG, 111. (UPI) Cattle farmer Harlen Bullock made a shocking discovery Sunday evening in these days of advancing beef prices. Checking on one of several beef herds, Bullock discovered that a lightning bolt that apparently struck during a Saturday thunderstorm killed 15 head of cattle including 10 cows, 4 calves and a Polled Hereford bull that he was building as a beef herd. The bolt hit a tree under which the cattle had taken shelter and wiped out half the herd at the one location. Bullock estimated the loss at $6,000 but added, "There is no way I can replace them." Weather and River Stages ILLINOIS: Mc*U.v Cloudy wit* shower* and ^thuftaeritorWis. likely totiight and Tuesday. Low tonight upper 60* or low 70s ftdrtH And central, 70s south. Hi|h Tuesday 80s north, 00s south. WESTERN ILLINOIS": Continued warm Mid humid tonight. Chance of a thunderstorm, tonight ^ and Tuesday. Low. tonight around TO. High Tuesday low m, IOWA: Mostly cloudy with threat of showers and thundefshowtts through Tuesday,.. Low tonight mosuy 00s. mgh Tuesday near so north, low Ms south. LOCAt WIATHtlt ' , Moxm temperature, m mojfning'a low, 70. any nam* cloudy, wind out of the? easVat • rit.f.h. JSitndw'i maximum, n; minimum,,07; Saturday's maximum, .73; minimum, 17.) Sim rose today ; *t 8:80 kM7 t lets at 8:23 p.m. HuTnldlty, 78%. txttaDttTronecAiT ILLINOIS: Partly Cloudy, hdt and humid with chance 6* thunderstorms wednesdayihrcugh Friday. LOWS mosuy" in 70s. Highs upper 801 to mid 9M. itrttittfAata fitibu<|ue-»7.8 fan o.i. 5avenport --5.4 rise 0.3 IurUngWn-r»i *is# o.s StonuE^d nft-chango Quincy-tt.i.fW 0;i. 5*^ , n2J #ge g^"^ 4 -^ J? ch.n,e > st. Charies-*to.a rise B.O Fair Win A 53-year-old window washer was listed in fair condition today at Cottage Hospital after tumbling from trie-second story of the Weinberg Arcade, 64 S. PKairie St; Harvey N. Stremmell, 1M Hawkirison Ave., said one .minute he Was washing windows and the next he knew he was on the ground. He told police his ladder broke. The accident occurred at 6 a. m. ' ' >, Stremmell sustained a fractured wrist and multiple contusions and .abrasions. Police said they found him lying On top of the broken ladder. > : The accident was reported by Telisa Clevenger, 16, Henderson, who happened to be passing the arcade when the mishap occurred. She said she noticed Stremmell washing windows, heard him fall and saw sparks as he hit the grcQnd. He had grabbed a wire leading to a barbershop on the first floor. The wire apparently did not harm him. Teacher Dismissal Hearing Continued Until August 6 Evanston. Miss Metternich, who entered the contest as Miss Heart of Illinois, Will represent the state in the Miss America Pageant. UNIFAX Missing Youths Are Found Three boys from the group care home at 1046 Grand Ave., a girl from the Mary Davis Home and another local girl were located at 10 a. m. today in Fort Madison, Iowa, after having been reported missing earlier. The boys were reported missing this morning at 1 after they failed to return to the home by 11 p. m. curfew last night. The girl from the Mary Davis home had not returned yesterday after having been given free time to visit her boyfriend at the group home. The five youths will be returned to Galesburg. Knox Grad Wins Miss Illinois Title AURORA, 111. (UPI) - Colleen Ann Metternich, the new Miss Illinois, does not plan to abandon her teaching career because of her new fame. "I hope to continue^ teaching as well as making appearances and doing it well," Miss Metternich said Sunday. Miss Metternich won the Miss Illinois contest Saturday night and will represent the state in the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City in September. The new Miss Illinois said she really entered the contest to gain poise. She said her two younger sisters entered Miss Teen - Age America contests, and "I "thought they gained a lot of poise from that." The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marcus K. Metternich, of Carthage, she was graduated from Knox College, Galesburg, and last year taught music at Low- point-Washburn High School in Washburn. "I want to do composition and arrangement," she said. "I do a lot of popular music compositions now and I want to write all types. I don't want to concentrate on one type of music." Man Is Killed For $3 Booty CHICAGO (UPI) - Archie Owens, 22, was shot dead in Chicago's west side Austin district early today, an apparent victim of a robbery which netted $2 to $3. Police said Owens was shot in the chest a few blocks from his home after he stopped to talk to two youths. Witnesses said the two youths fled on foot after the shooting. Owens' family said he had $2 to $3 with him when he left home but police found no money on his body. A hearing today in Knox County Circuit Court on the dismissal of a former English teacher at Lombard Junior High School has been continued until August 6. The case involves the 1972 dismissal of Mrs. Billie Haight, after School District 205's Board of Education voted not to renew her contract for the 1972-73 school year. The school district, through its attorney Tom West, had re- GolfShop Blast Rattles Villa Park CHICAGO (UPI) - An explosion, possibly caused by a gas leak, ripped through a golf driving range on Illinois 83 south of Madison Street in west suburban Villa Park late Sunday night, authorities said. The blast was felt throughout Villa Park and in neighboring Oakbrook Terrace, authorities said. One wall of a building on the driving range was knocked down by the explosion but there | were no injuries. Bike Rider Dies HARTFORD, Wis. (UPI) William J. Dal ton, 16, Miles, 111. died Sunday in a Milwaukee hospital of injuries suffered Saturday when he tumbled from his bicycle in Pike Lake State Park near here. quested a 30-day continuation to permit the board to meet and correct the minutes of its March 27, 1972 meeting. The minutes do not specifically name .Mrs. Hnight as the teacher to be dismissed as required by Illinois statutes. The board will hold a special meeting Friday at noon to make the correction. Associate Judge William K. Richardson granted a continuance until a special meeting of the school board could be held. Body Is Found Afloat in River PERU, 111. (UPI)-The body of Robert Bray, 58, Oglesby, was found floating in the Illinois River near the Shippings Port Bridge today. He had been missing since he failed to return from a fishing trip Saturday. The La Salle County coroner's office said an investigation of the death was made and preliminary results showed no signs of foul play. Bray had gone fishing about p.m. Saturday near Starved Rock State Park. When he failed to return when expected, relatives went to search for him and found his car and fishing gear.-The gear and his jacket were in the water. His body was found about eight miles downstream from where his gear was found. Watergate Probers Prepare for Nixon Tape Rejection WASHINGTON (UP I) Republican Sen. Lowell P. Weicker hopes President Nixon will put the Senate Watergate Committee "out of business" by speaking out on the scandal Weicker expressed the sentiment Sunday, but it appeared , the conflict between Nixon and the investigating committee Would intensify today. Nixon was reported prepared to inform the committee he would refuse its request for tape recordings made of his office conversations since 1971, which presumably would prove or disprove the claims of John W. Dean JH, the former White House counsel, that Nixon knew of the Watergate coverup. Sen.' Sam J. Ervin Jr., D- N.C., the committee chairman, said over the weekend the President was making it more difficult to believe in his innocence by withholding evi dence. "It's becoming an intellectual feat to continue presuming that the President wasn't aware of the Watergate coverup," Ervin said during a public appearance at Atlantic Beach, N.C. The committee vice chairman, Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr., R-Tenn., said at San Diego Sunday that the "Republican party could seriously be destroyed if the party doesn't face the facts of the scandal." But he said the final judgment on Watergate would be made by the American public and not the committee or the news media. The committee may issue a subpoena for Nixon's recordings if he cannot be persuaded to reverse his stand. Prevailing sentiment on the seven-member panel, however, appears to be against taking the issue to court if the President refuses to honor the subpoena. Both Ervin and Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, D-Hawaii, have said that court proceedings might take up to three years and that the be&t procedure would be to let the public sit in judgment on the President's refusal. Weicker said in a UPI Washington Window interview he would like to see Nixon "cut loose and speak out" on the scandal. "I'd like to see the President of the United States put the Ervin committee out of bus! ness," Weicker said. The Connecticut senator, one of three Republicans on the committee, said of Nixon's May 22 public statement on Watergate that the American people with their "uncanny common sense" felt "it was not a complete statement." He said Nixon should "go ahead and just zap it out there on the line and let the Watergate committee fold on the basis that he has supplied the leadership which right now in this matter is coming from either the press or the committee." Testimony Conflicts The committee was to resume its televised hearings today by questioning Gordon Strachan, who served as an aide to H. R. Haldeman, former White House chief of staff. Strachan made a prepared statement to the committee Friday that he passed along to Haldeman a memorandum from Nixon deputy campaign director Jeb Stuart Magruder saying that at a meeting in Key Biscayne, Fla., in March, 1972, then campaign director John N. Mitchell approved "a sophisticated political intelligence gathering system." Mitchell and other witnesses have given conflicting testimony as to the role (the former attorney general played in political espionage operations conducted by the Nixon campaign apparatus. Strachan will be followed to the witness table this week by John D. Ehrlichman, the former chief domestic affairs adviser to Nixon, and Hal deman. Haldeman and Ehrlich man were the two "highest ranking advisers to Nixon. Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, Nixon's national security affairs adviser, told Newsweek •magazine in an interview published Sunday that critics of the administration are confusing the Watergate scandal and the nation's foreign policy and are jeopardizing American authority abroad. Kissinger said he was afraid many American opinion makers who have applauded Nixon's foreign policy may turn against it. When You Know It's For Keeps BANQUETTE "It's Nyman's For Diamonds" VENTURA

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