Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 27, 1973 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, July 27, 1973
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Three Member^ of Blue "Die After Crash in New Jersey ?s By FRED FURGUSON ^LAKEHURST, N.J. (DPI) The wing tip of one Blue Angel supersonic jet brushed the Side of another during a flying pattern Thursday evening, and hoth planes spun to the ground. ,£hree fliers were killed and one injured. . ^The accident, near Becker- Vllle, N.J., occurred just four "miles from the site of the 1937 fire that destroyed the Hindenburg zeppelin, and apparently was the worst in the 27-year History of the famous Navy precision flying team. Those killed were identified as: Marine Capt. Mike Muf* phy, 29, of San Antonio, Tex.; PO 1C Ronald Thomas, 30, of Ponca City, Okla., and Navy Lt. Cmdr. Skip Ulmstead, 30, of Detroit. Found in Brush The injured, flier, PO 1C Gerald Harvey, 37, of Sweeney, Tex., was found in scrub pine barrens, four miles south of here. He suffered fractures and bruises and was airlifted to a military hospital. The two other planes landed safely. Navy spokesman Nick Grand said four of the Blue Angels' F4J phantom jets were in a diamond pattern, flying at between 300 and 400 miles an hour at 1,000 feet. As the jets began a slow roll with the wing tips of the lead plane three feet from the cockpits of two others, the back plane pulled away for maneuvers, said Grand. The wing tip of the lead plane apparently struck one of the other jets on the side, he said. The team, en route from Oceana, Va., naval air station to put on an air show here Saturday, was performing an "advance show" to familiarize itself with the terrain and landmarks of the flat rural area, Grand said. The two planes crashed three- quarters of a mile apart on either side of Route 70. Red and orange parachutes hung. from trees at each site. Officials believed only Umstead failed to eject. Based in Florida The Blue Angels are based in Pensacola, Fla., and were formed in 1946, By the time Dead Pilot Appeared Here In United Fund Air Show Navy Lt Cmdr. Skip Umstead, 30, Detroit, Mich., who was killed in a plane- crash Thursday, was a member of (he Blue Angels precision flight team which performed in Galesburg two years ago. Umstead's death came in the wake of plans by the Knox County United Way to engage the Navy's famed demonstration team for another appearance in Galesburg. * Richard Lawrence, executive director of the United Way, wrote a letter to Umstead several days ago encouraging the Blue Angels' new commander to do all he could to bring the team to Galesburg in September 1974. However, Umstead and two other Blue Angels pilots were killed yesterday when their supersonic jets sideswiped during a flying pattern near Beckerville, N. J. Umstead and other pilots in the Blue Angels crew helped kick off the 1971 Knox County United Way campaign with a 2-day air show, and visits to businesses, schools and hospitals. Shortly before his death, Umstead had been assigned as the team's new ' commander. Umstead, who joined the Blue Angels in 1969, flew 202 ! combat missions in Southeast ; Asia while serving aboard the I USS Bon Homme Richard and the USS Hancock. During the ! Blue A n g e 1 s' 1971 performances he handled the lead solo in plane 5. Lt. Cmdr. Skip Umstead . . . killed in crash Dallas Laws Back in Local Custody, Incarcerated at Peoria County Jail By NORMA CUNNINGHAM (Staff Writer) -Dallas Laws is back in local custody after 18 months of freedom. Laws was returned from Spokane County, Washington, late yesterday afternoon and whisked off to the Peoria County Jail, where he will be housed while awaiting trial for murder. .Laws had been at large since Nov. 13, 1971, when he and two other inmates overpowered a jailer and escaped from the Knox County Jail. The other two ijrere captured in Tarrant, Ala., within a month and returned to Knox County to stand trial. ..Although he had warned Washington officials that he would make every attempt to escape if he were returned to Knox County, Sheriff Rayder Peterson said the accused murderer «at quietly during the flight home and had little to say. In Irons •Laws was wearing leg irons and handcuffs attached to a belt .when-be alighted from the twin- engined charter flight at Greater Peoria Airport Thursday at 4:55 A ^The plane bringing Laws and Jounty officials home taxied to ifate 3 at the airport, where a 4Cnox County Sheriff's car driven by Leroy Smith, chief deputy, ^picked up the party for the trip 'to the jail. t Only two Peoria County sheriff's deputies on security duty <£t the airport, and a newspaper photographer and reporter, were «n hand to see Laws step down Jrom the plane. When he spotted 3he photographer aiming his camera, Laws turned his back !*nd stared off toward the horizon. £ Peterson said he had made jjrior arrangements with Pe* «ria County Sheriff Bernard JCennedy to have Laws housed in the facility. Peterson said he look the action because the JCnox County Jail lacked facili- •|ies for segregation of prisoners. * Laws was placed in an individual cell in the jail. Onlv a fcarrow corridor in the facility Returned to Illinois Barrel Timmons, left, Galesburg Aviation Service Pilot, watches as Dallas Laws, center, receives a cigarette from Donald Hulick, special investigator for the Knox County state's attorney, just after the group landed Thursday afternoon at the Greater Peoria Airport. Laws was returned from Washington by Knox County Sheriff Rayder Peterson, Laws had been at large 18 months after escaping Nov. 13, 1971 from the Knox County Jail. He was awaiting trial on a murder charge. is open to the public. All jail personnel are behind barred and meshed doors and prisoners are lodged in cells with windows that are also barred and meshed. Peterson said Laws wili remain in the jail and be transported to Knox County for court appearances. He pointed out that Laws had not waived extradition as was earlier believed. He said he learned when he arrived in Washington that the governor of that state had signed extra­ dition papers as requested by the governor of Illinois. Waived Writ Peterson said Laws did waive a writ of habeas corpus to returned to Knox County. Knox County State's Atty. Donald C. Woolsey earlier said Laws could have demanded a hearing of evidence but said that afi local authorities would have to prove was that Laws was in Illinois at the time he was charged with the escape. Although a murder charge is pending against him, Laws was extradited on the escape charge. The fugitive had been arrested at least three times before he was finally captured and held for Knox County author! ties. He was arrested under the alias ''Robert Spain" in Bar tow, Fla., last year and gave his car as security to a professional bailbondsman to be released. . Using the same alias, he was arrested in Idaho and Washing- See 'Dallas'- (Continued on page 11) fliers become members of the team, "they're the best of the best," said a Navy spokesman. Four Blue Angels have been killed over the winter training area near El Centro, Calif.— one in 1972, one in 1988 and two in 1967. Three others were killed in separate accidents at the Canadian National Exposi Hon in 1954, 1958 and 198«. On March 9 this year, three of the four planes of a Blue Angel team collided over El Centro, but all the crew members parachuted to safety. CSC Plans Get Final Board Okay By WALT HAL (Staff Writer) Construction plans for Carrl Sandburg College's new campus have received final approval from the Capital Development Board, Eltis Henson, CSC presri- dent, told board members last night. He said the college would probably call for bids for the construction of the buildings in September. Start of the project is awaiting the release of funds from the state and the setting of a bid date, he said. The Board of Trustees last night awarded a contract to Gunther Construction Co. for the blacktopping of the south parking lot at the campus on South Lake Storey Road. Gunther's $10,686 bid on the project was the only one received by the college. The board also approved a new refund policy to replace its descending refund policy in which a student receives a refund of from 75 per cent to 15 per. cent depending on when he dropped classes. The new policy provides for a 50 per cent refund during the first two weeks of classes, and no refund after that date. If. a student drops a class prior to its first meeting, or the class is canceled by the college, he will receive a full refund. The board also passed a resolution of acceptance of the formal reslutions from Southeas-j tern School District 337, at Augusta, and Warsaw School Dis- rict 316 for annexation to the Carl Sandburg Junior College District. This brings to 15 the number of school boards requesting annexation to the district. In other action the board: —Approved a contract offer to Ronald P. Mowers, Toulon, as a math instructor for the 1973-74 academic year. Mowers received his bachelor's and master of science degrees from the University of Illinois. —Received a report of preliminary descriptive data from a recently-conducted survey of area residents. The report con tains the preliminary results of sources of information concerning Sandburg and interest of respondents in the various programs offered at the college. Approved participation in the Illinois-Iowa Higher Educa tion Consortium for sharing instructional materials and other practices such as instructors, classes and arrangements by which students of one campus may take courses at another campus. The cost to Sandburg will be $1,000. 1 Wataga Suit On Landfill Is Dismissed A imnutt aw nr«» v»m of MUgi «H IglM to Kno* Corny tmi mint lanKUl comttMftfee tits twtft dfamUHtf by Judge Ckfe Mathers. The village fifed the Milt June 27 «Urt£ far tempawty and permanent Injunctions against the county lo prevent any further steps to establish a land' fill east of Wataga's corporate limits. Granting a motion by Knox County State's Atty. Donald C Woolsey to dismiss the ease, Mathers cited other cases which say an injunction is an extraordinary remedy and must be issued with extreme caution. The judge also said that damages alleged by the village in its suit were n* Irreparable "but probtama that could be regulated by dty ordinance and proper use of police powers given to ail cities and vMlages of our state." The village's suit contended that establishing a landfill would create a safety hazard, damage village streets and cause obnoxious odors. Mathers' opinion said the elements necessary for an injunction to be granted are probable ultimate success, immediate and certain injury and a showing that relief would outweigh any possible injury to the parties involved. "Still Lacking" "If all of plaintiff 's allegations were accepted as being true, the above elements are still lacking," the Judge con eluded. Woolsey, after receiving the [opinion, said mere are other legal avenues open to the village should it care to pursue them. The suit was filed by the vil lage after the Knox County Board, at its May 12 meeting, voted to take ah option on 220 acres of land, a mile east of Wataga, owned by Floyd H. and Leonore Grant The recommendation came from the board's Sanitary Land- till Committee, which has been searching for a new disposal site for more than two years. The present landfill south of Galesburg may be full this fall. Sought Restraint The suit had sought to restrain the county from any more testing which would be a requirement before seeking.En­ vironmental Protection Agency approval of the site. Testing can now proceed. The Knox County Zoning Beard of Appeals is expected to rule on the county's application for a conditional use permit for the landfill at its Aug. 12 meeting. The appeals board took the county's application under advisement pending an inspection of the site after several Wataga residents objected to the landfill at the board's July meeting. Board members are sched- u'ed to tour the proposed landfill site Aug. 1. MD Carnival Bo Ring, son of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Ring Jr., 140 Blaine Ave., will be ringmaster at a neighborhood carnival to raise funds for the Muscular Dystro phy Associations of America The carnival will be open today until 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday from 1-6:30 p.m. Other youngsters who helped organize the event are Steve Ring and Melissa Bugg. Teen Drowns BENTON, 111. (UPI)-Jeffrey Mitchell, 18, Christopher, drowned late Thursday afternoon when he apparently stepped into deep water while wading in a swimming area on the southwest edge of Rend Lake. ILLINOIS: Tonight jbirtly fclttidy u°diy partly ^fty JMttttttt! Low tonight mosUy 90s. Hlift Saturday mostly 80s. WESTERN ILLINOIS: FAl* to- ftlflU. M6W sunfly Satufday. Low tonight 80S. High Satufday around 90. > „ IOWA: p«n«tauy „ fair JhfgUgh Saturday. Low tonight Sl-#L High satuway 7»4S. LOCAL -WiMlfWk; SM. at 11 A* h. IfttttMftgi- mixl* mum, mi mMlmutn, «7.). Sun raw Weather and River Stages tdday at 8:53 a.m., sats at 8:18 p.m. Humidity, 71%. _ ijHfftKutn f tutektf . ILLINOIS: Cloudy with <»£a«lonal, shower* north Sunday trough Tuesday, fair to partly ciloudy tbuth. LOW 80K -7M. mghMt. DubuqU*-«.3 fall 1.1 . ' Burlington-88 no change st. utnm*4*» *aiL 3 Ai« * * Caflf OHfMSM^Ill L*Sal«—13 5 fail 0.3_ weria-«~i2.7 ft* ehanf* HavifliH -9.« flM 0.1 B*ardstown—10.4 faU 0.3 Carver Community Center AnnouncesNewDirector Mrs. John Mall, 33* N. West St., has been selected director of Carver Community Center, depot and Berrien streets. Born and raised in Galesburg, Mrs. Hall has been involved with the Knox County Day Nursery and COPE-Head Start. Her duties at the center will include prograrm planning, beading up a March membership drive add supervising center activities. Activities sponsored by the center include ceramics, planned projects for children aged 2-11, a summer swimming program at Knox College and a basketball program. "Carver Center has played a necessary and valuable role in the community. I hope to contribute to its ongoing success," she said. This year the center also awarded scholarships to three youths who have participated iniment, $25 scholarships were won center activities. Awarded on by Ralph Glen, Candy Robinson the basis of academic achieve-! and Gail Settles. State EPA Approves Permit For New Fairgrounds Sewer Mrs. John Hall . . new director The state Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week okayed a permit for construe tion of a ,$15,000 sanitary sewer system for the Knox County Fairgrounds', Knoxville. But the system is not expected to be built until next fall because two hurdles remain to be crossed. The Burlington Northern Railroad must okay drilling under tracks and owners of neerby property known as the Buckley Estate must allow easements across that site. We had hoped to have this all worked out before this year's fair," said Ray Swanson, president of the fair board- "But we're not anticipating any problems." Tanks in Past In the past septic tanks have taken care of sewage at the fair and will again this year. But Lyle Ray of the state EPA said discharge from the tanks had been causing some degradation of a farm pond on Henderson Road owned by Bernard Stutler. "There were also some private septic tanks which contributed to it (pollution in 9 the pond)," said Franklin Burgess, Knpxville's mayor. '.'But the fairgrounds is really what contributes to it." Swanson said that this year, as in years past, the sewage will be pumped and hauled. 'There's never been anything real bad," he commented. Kenneth Schrader, a Gales­ burg'engineer, has drawn plans for the 1,343 feet of 8-ihch sewer tile to be hooked onto the Knoxville sanitary system. Fair officials expect the money for the project will come from rehabilitation funds from the state Department of Agriculture as they did to finance the steel grandstand built in 1971. Profits from the fair also are expected to defray part of the cost. "We hope to have enough after this year's fair," Swanson said. Neiv Noise Pollution Limits Don't Fill Bill in Galesburg noise pollution in residential Illinois Establishes Residential Noise Pollution Limits 1 CHICAGO. (UPI) - Illinois las become the first state in |he nation to establish limits on Snojse pollution" in a residen- ' area from industrial sourc % That first was accomplished then the Illinois Pollution Con- Board voted unanimously ly to adopt statewide on noise levels from fationary" industrial sources. residence between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Edward H. Hohman, an assistant engineer for the board, likened 61 dBAs to the noise of "several typewriters going in an office at the same time." Protect* Sleeping Hours From 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., the sleeping hours, the board adopted a maximum noise level in a residential area of $1 dBAs, The board adopted 61 deci-j which Hohman said would bit on the A-weighted scale iff ^^bout half as loud as the ' ' ' , , . . ,61 dBAs limit. i) as the loudest noise per- from an industrial •ource as measured outside a In addition a limit of 70 dBAs was established for noise within an industrial park. Hohman said this was the lower limit at which hearing could be damaged by prolonged exposure. "The new Illinois noise regulations are the first such regulations to be adopted by any state in the union, and are to be a model for other states to follow," he said. The regulations apply only to noise from "stationary" sources. Such noise sources as airports, highway traffic, construction equipment and farm machinery are exempt. Given 1 - 3 Years The board gave various in­ dustries from one to three years to come into compliance with the state standards. After that, the state could impose fines of as much as $10,000 for each day of a violation. The Illinois Chamber of Commerce quickly attacked the new regulations as "unworkable, premature and inconsistent." In a letter to board officials, the chamber said, "The technology to guarantee compliance with these regulations simply doesn't exist—at any price." The chamber complained about lumping all industry into ;one category, and said the '"stringent regulations" would jdiscourage new industry from ! locating in the state, i Hohman said the state regulations were "similar" to those adopted earlier by Chicago so | that—"in theory at least"—in- jdustries within the city had [managed to meet the statewide requirements. J Owners of some automobile j and motorcycle racetracks as well as racing fans had worried that the noise limits might put the tracks out of business. The board classified these tracks as industries—with a 61 dBA limit —and gave them until mid-1975 to meet the requirements. The new regulations generally will apply only to heavy industry—industry using drop forges, railroad yards, some steel mills or oil refineries, for example. The rules govern only industrial noise as it "impacts" on workers or nearby residential areas. Rural areas are not j covered and neither is noise originating within a residential • area, like the neighbor's ajr ! conditioner. If and when the City of Galesburg adopts a noise pol- , lution ordinance of its own, it may go beyond the latest state limits passed Thursday by the Pollution Control Board. "The new state regulations seem to leave many of our problems untouched," said City Manager Thomas Herring. He said Galesburg's wise problems result mainly from motorcycles, trucks and railroad cars, whereas state regulations deal with industrial noise in residential areas. State regulations passed yesterday limit the amount of Bond Is Highest In County Court ROCK ISLAND, 111. (UPD- A Moline man remained in custody today on charges of taking indecent liberties with a 6-year- old Quad Cities girl after his; bond was set at $1 million—the J highest ever in Rock Island County Circuit Court. Joseph Garriott, 26, was indicted by the county grand jury 1 Wednesday on charges of assault and taking indecent liber^ ties with a child, and Judge! Wilbur Johnson set bond at' $500,000 for each charge. areas from industrial sources. They do not apply to sources of noise such as airports, highway traffic, construction) equipment and farm machinery. "I wouldn't think industrial noise would be our problem here," said Harry Pontifex, supervisor of environmental services. "We don't have that kind of industry here and the industry we have is not located close to residences." Pontifex said the city does take complaints of noise pollution but normally there are few. The last one the city handled dealt with a loud air conditioner. Owners of the air conditioner were asked to construct a covering which would muffle the noise. A Special Thanks To all my family and friends for the many gifts, flowers, cards and visits, also D r s. Kamp, Douglas and Thompson and the nurses at St, Mary's Hospital. Mrs. Thomas (Ann) Rogers THANK YOU IN MEMORY: MRS. (MANN) GERTRUDE KENNEDY To Relatives & Friends For Their Kindnesses Shown Us With Cards, Flowers & Masses. Mr. & Mrs. Howard (Jean) Berchtold & Family Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kennedy & Family Mr. & Mrs. Dennis (Rita) Ryan & Family Miss Virginia (Gina) Kennedy Mr. & Mrs. Paul Kennedy & Family

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