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2 (jfllesburq Reiaistef-Moij, GQlfe^bufQ, III. Tuesday, July 24,1973 Food Prices Climbing in As Phase TV Swings Into Fourth Weather and River Stages fcy KENNETH JOHNSON (Statf Writer) 8teV* Wright, manager of Eagle Discount vSupermarket, SflO Wi Frettkmt St., was busy ratting off a k** list of grocery price increases when a store employe handed him a stack of letters. ''Bacon is up to $1.18 per pound, center-cut perk jumped to $1.79 a pound and the price of nam has just went out of sight," Wright said as he tipped open one of the letters. "Oh, Christ, you'd better scratch that," he moaned after reading the letter. "Pork Hearing Set Mobile Home District Viewed lust went up another 10 cents a pound." Eggs, chicken end pork prices soared in many parts of the country Monday, the fourth day of President Nixon 's Phase IV economic program. Many grocery store managers said there was seme evidence shoppers were stocking up, in anticipation of even greater price increases to come. FARMERS and mailmen may soon find themselves on wanted'posters at the supermarkets, one grocery store manager said today. ' "Farmers are causing prices to go up, and the mailman is bringing us the bad word," he laughed. "Seriously, it seems that with every new batch of mail, we get more price increases. I'm beginning to wonder if this thing will ever end." Most grocery store officials feel it's just beginning. "I look for some terrific price jumps in the near future," Wright said. "Pork, bacon and chicken have all gone up. In fact, prices have doubled in the past four months." One of the largest stores in Galeaburg, Eagles is now charting $1.18 tor a pound of bacon and $2.31 for a two- pound package. Less thin two months ago shoppers were paying 61 cents and $1.19 for the same items. DESPITE recent price) hikes, local residents continue to purchase bacon, pork and chicken in large quantities, Wright said. "They buy it as long as it lasts. Since the price controls were enacted, we've had a hard time getting many items. Last week there just wasn't any bacon to be had," Wright noted. The price of chicken has at** gone up at Eagles, Whole chickens, which were selling for 42 cents a pound before Phase III was enacted, have jumped to 52 cents a pound. . "During the freeze we weren't even selling whole chickens because we would have been taking a beating on them," Wright Said. "They cast us 45 cent* a pound and the government said we had to seU them for 42 cents. So we just stopped selling whole chickens." Day MICK TATE, manager of the Giant Food Store at Fr* mom and Seminary streets, said today thai his store's pone prtces nave sew soarea. "But bacon prices haven't gone up yet," Tate added with a smile. "We're one of the few stores that can say that," Tate went on to say Giant has been out of bacon since President Nixon lifted the price freeze last Wednesday. Pork went up 17 cents a See'Food V (Continued on Page 3) A new city zoning district which would allow fixed mobile homes to be placed in areas designated as multi-family districts was presented to the City Council Monday night by City Manager Thomas Herring. At present, mobile homes may be placed only in designated mobile home courts, Herring said. The amendment reviewed last night, if passed, would create districts in which mobile homes may be located in areas other than mobile home courts. A public hearing on the amendment is scheduled Aug. 28 before the City Plan Commission. The amendment defines a fixed mobile home as: "A s fracture designed for permanent habitation." It also states that the structure shall have the hitch v and Wheels removed and shall be placed on a concrete block foundation. Modular homes also would qualify as fixed mobile homes, Fourth Ward Aid. W. C. Jackson pointed out. Trailers would not be permitted in the new' zoning district. Trailers Would be re-defined as: "Any vehicle designed to be hauled along a highway for the transportation of property or materials and not to be used for human habitation." ' No particular portions of the city at this point are proposed for the new zoning district, Herring said. Under the proposal such a district may be established if it is no less than 10 acres in area. The proper procedure for such a rezoning would be for land owners in a 10-acre area to petition for the zoning change. This then would be considered by the City Plan Commission and the City Council. New Regulations for Bicycles Considered by City Council Bicycle riders may soon be faced with a new set of regulations for peddling around the City of Gailesburg. The City Council Monday n;'ght received a new city bicycle ordinance prepared by the Galesburg Police Department. The ordinance will go on first reading at the formal City Council meeting next Monday night. The purpose of the new regulations' is to increase bicycle safety and make it easier for the police to locate stolen bicycles, City Manager Thomas Herring said. Under the proposal, a license tag will be required of all bicycles and bicycle riding will not be allowed unless the bicycle has been registered. Sidewalk bikes, scooter bikes, junior bikes or any other type of bicycle with a tire of 16 inches or Jess will he exempt from registration or license tag. As it stands no registration or licensing is required of bicycle riders. Also Requires The proposed city ordinance also requires certain equipment cn bicycles such as proper brakes, a front lamp and rear reflector and an audible signal such as a norn or bell. Other regulations in the ordnance prohibit riding on sidewalks in certain areas, speeding, clinging to other vehicles while operating a bicycle, and limiting the amount of objects which may be carried while tiding a bicycle. It would also prevent persons frim riding more than two abreast except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for Ihe exclusive use of bicycles. First Ward Aid. Donald Johnson last night questioned this section. He said perhaps even two abreast was too many. Penalties for violations of the ordinance would range from receiving a warning ticket for the first offense to revocation of registration for one year for the fifth offense. If a person has violated regulations three or four times he will be required to view a safety film. Fines of $2 also would be imposed for the third and fourth time regulations are violated. This money would go into the general fund. er Meat Prices Two shoppers at A -Mart food stores, 900 E. Main St., found a few surprises today at the meat counter in the form of higher prices. Ester Carter, left, 403 E. Depot St., Knoxville, looks over several choice cuts of beef. She noted with a laugh, "That's all I can do- look at it;" Darrell Duncan, right, 940 W. Brooks St., checks prices. Accused Killer Waives Extradition Crash Near Peoria Kills 2 Men PEORIA, 111. (UPI) - Two persons were killed Monday night in a 2-car collision on Illinois 116 near here, authorities said. The dead were identified as Robert Hulsen, 37, Metamora, and Norman Funk, 21, Roanoke. Arthur Hulsen, 29, Metamora, a passenger in the Hulsen auto, was hospitalized in fair condition. The Hulsen auto collided with the Funk auto head-on in the center lane of the three-lane highway, police said.' Dallas Laws, 28, an accused murderer who escaped in 1971 fccim the Knox County Jail, has waived extradition and will be returned to Knox County later this week from Washington. Ofifioiails in Spokane County, Wash., told Knox County officials early today that Laws had signed a waiver of extrar dition. KNOX COUNTY Sheriff Rayder Peterson said this morning that he would complete arrangements today to gt> to Washington to return Laws here, Peterson said he will probably make the trip by charter fli'ght and wilil be accompanied by another deputy. Spokane County officials told Knox County authorities that "Laws advised the court here he would attempt to escape at every opportunity and did not want to fly because, if he attempted to escape' in a crowded air terminal, someone may get killed." Peterson said Laws will be shackled during the flight to Knox County, and he said he is considering the possibility of making arrangements to have Laws lodged in a maximum security facility on his return to this area. "THERE ARE limitations to the Knox County Jail. One of them is the lack of facilities to separate hardened or hard-to-control prisoners from others. We may investigate the possibility Of placing Laws in a facility with maximum security," Peterson said. Laws had b e e n at large since he escaped Nov. 13, 1971, from the Knox County Jail, where he was awaiting trial on a murder charge. Laws was charged in March 1971 with the murder of Mrs. Elizabeth McKinney, a Galesburg waitress. Mrs. McKinney disappeared March 3 after leaving her place of employment. Her body was found near a Warren County road on March 27, 1971. Laws was apprehended in Cobb County, Ga., in June 1971, waived extradition and was returned to Knox County, where he was held in custody until his escape. During the time he has been free, he used the alias "Rob­ ert Spain" and was arrested in Florida and Idaho, before a check by Washington authorities turned up the Knox County warrant. AFTER HE WAS arrested in Washington a month ago, he first indicated he would fight extradition. State's Atty. Donald C. Woalsey started extradition proceedings, and Gov. Daniel Walker signed an extradition request Jufly 9 asking the governor of the State of Washington to release Laws to II- linois' custody. Laws' signing of the waiver yesterday means that legal extradition proceedings may be stopped and he can be returned to Knox County at ones, Officials Eye Revenue Shares for Farnham Street Bridge By ANDREA FERRETTC (Staff Writer) Federal revenue sharing money allotted to the Town of the City of Galesburg may be spent on the Farnham Street Bridge, town officials indicated Monday nght. Some $21,406 in revenue sharing money from 1972-73 is to be budgeted for transportation under the heading of capital improvements. And a portion of $155,000 expected to be received Iho time." As a result, officials are now looking at other means of financing the span. Apparently, using revenue sharing fluids for the bridge would be a''owatile under federal guidelines if no other federal monies are used on the project, such as TOPICS funds. Returned The city a few months ago submitted an over-all TOPICS plan to the state. This included Inc. At this date Herring said he has received no official word on the application. "If we don't get TOPICS funds this would be a real pos- Hibilty," Herring said, referring to the $155,000 to be available for 1973-74. "There's half of the Tarnham Street Bridge right there," he added. Federal TOPICS funds, if obtained, would finance half of ihe $300,000 expense for rebuilding the bridge. The city and the Santa Fe Railway then ilhs Farnham Street Bridge as by the town for 1973-74 may its first priority for repairs. The also go toward rebuilding the plan was returned to the city for'wculd contribute the other half, wooden bridge. re-wording and additional infor- Make Sure City Manager Thomas Herring mation. A state Department of Gov,said the city's chances of re- The city also applied for ernmental Affairs adviser, Rieh- ceiving federal TOPICS (Traf- TOPICS funds specifically forard Rynke. said he would make fic Operations to Increase Ca- t.ie Farnham Street Bridge in alsure town funds could be spent pacity and Safety; funds for the ?tody done by an engineering if or the bridge. He also indicated; bridge seem "more remote all firm, Engineering Dynamics, he would ask the Office of Fed­ eral Revenue Sharing if the Town of the City of Galesburg has received all its portion of the federal windfall for 1972-73. Town officers indicated they had obtained two checks totaling $31,389 for 1972-73. Most towns, municipalities and counties have received four checks by now. Chances are the town stands to receive about $60,000 more for the first year of revenue sharing. As it stands, the town has planned to use revenue sharing checks already received for transportation, $21,406; for administrative costs, $2,000; and for city street and bridge work,! $7,933. • Do's and Don'ts ! Rynke last night outlined do's | and don'ts for the township's; use of revenue sharing other than for transportation. "Are you planning to build a historical museum?" he asked. "We might," Herring replied. "Well, a city with a population under one million can't spend it for a historical museum," Rynke said. The list of do's included saving money over a 5-year period to be used for a large project, such as building a town hall; spending money for recreational facilities such as tennis courts or a baseball field; spending money for financial administration in the town assessor's office. The list of don'ts included spending money to construct a swimming pool; paying salaries for elected officials; contribut­ ing to public health or a nursing home. Town Clerk Olga Nelson had suggested constructing a swimming pool. Rynke said the town could build tennis courts and a baseball field but no swimming pool. "What about building a sunken tennis court and flooding it?" asked Mayor Robert Cabeen. "What about a pool hail?" he joked. No, you can't spend the money on a pool hall," Rynke repiled. "Baseball's kind of similar — you play it with a stick and a ball," Cabeen said. Rynke was asked to attend last night's meeting to clarify state restrictions. But as it turned out he said he needed to do further checking on the uses of the federal revenue shares. j partly,timid?, tuhuiif * ntu* cftbf- er and lMS.humid #lt!l thtrM «f »hd*«r« Br thurttftrttiwttti north AAtf cMitril slid ebfitUiitM HM-MH humid with ehjuwe ef UHMMI«N {terms ftauth. JJbw tOfti|fct mANly sot north, m touai. 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Demlck, who is currently oh vacation, has not officially resigned, but announced his intention to do so a week ago. De­ mlck complained of petty politics by board members and a general lack of cooperation. Although the county board asked for Demtek's resignation, the sheriff denied he was quitting under fire., "I made the decision myself," he explained, "I'm tired of fighting the criminal element, the courthouse and the courts," he told reporters. After Jallbreak Demick's resignation came in the wake of a jallbreak, the >ixth since he took office. Two young inmates at the Mercer County lockup apparency used a saw blade to cut through the bars on a second floor window, then jumped to freedom. One suffered a broken foot and surrendered later to Galesburg police. The other Alfred E. Barker, 23, Knoxville, is still at large. Authorities say he may be armed and o^angeroui. The saw blade was 'smuggled to them by a visitor, Demick speculated, Demick blamed the board chairman for the friction between board members and the sheriffs department. He claimed Allen was disappointed at hoi being appointed sheriff himself in 1969 when Demick was appointed to finish theurt- Jexpired term of' former sheriff I Joclah Lemon. Demick won re-| election oh his own the. following year. Scoffed Allen, who ran unsuccessfully I for the office of 1966, scoffed at] Demick's allegation. "As chairman of the board, I feel I can do much more for the county than I could as sheriff anyway," Allen responded last week. Allen said he would not take the job now under any circumstances. Other board members contacted concurred with Allen's opinion that the request for Demick's resignation was not politically motivated. "Every time something happened, it was always someone else's fault," said board member Wayne Hickok. Hickok, a member of the Law Enforce- See'Mercer'- (Continued on Page 3) Ambulance Is in Accident While on Way To Hospital An ambulance carrying injured victims of an earlier traffic accident collided with a car at ill. 67 and Andalusia Road at the south edge of Milan Sunday at 4:45 p.m. causing injuries to five persons. Walter Reiser, 52, of Aledo, was treated and released at Franciscan Hospital at Rock Island. Reiser was riding in the back of the Reiser Funeral Home Ambulance which Was being used to transport Richard F. Loquist, fci, North Henderson, and Sandra Esters, 16, Alexis, to a hospital after an earlier traffic accident. Loquist was pronounced dead at the hospital, and Miss Esters was listed in fair condition yesterday. Charles Long, 46, New Boston, was the driver of the, ambulance, according to the Milan Police Department. He was not injured. The ambulance collided with a car driven by Frank Walheim, Rock Island. According to police, Walheim, his wife and two" children received only minor injuries in the crash. Police said the ambulance apparently ran a stop light at the intersection. The ambulance was operating with emergency lights and siren at the time of the crash, police said. No tickets were issued. The Red Cross Dodge Mobile Collection Unit WILL VISIT Knoxville on Thurs. Date: July 26 Hours: 12 to 6 p.m. Location: Knoxville Legion Hill Please Donate & Help Others . . , ALL DONORS ARE WELCOME! Thanks to Mrs. Harold Litton, General Chairman, Mr. and Mrs. Max Mathers, Mrs. Dorothy England, Mrs. Fay* Higgins, Mrs. Marie Cox and Mrs. Grace Mc- Qrcw. GALESBURG REGIONAL Red Cross Blood Center WE ABE AN AGENCY OF THE UNITED WAY

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