Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 31, 1973 · Page 2
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 2

Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 31, 1973
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J t r ANDREA FERRETTl lam wnow;. j ^Hbur* iltami list night tiief win DTVIg Seven pKOeS Of propeHy within the city limits. WKh Just one dfeantttg vote, the Ctty Oounoil voted to annex property located At 99* 8? and 25 West Carl Sandburg Drive; a piece of property in the 2500 block of North SeirtlnaryStfeeit; premises on North Henderson Street near Ohib 19; Cottage Hospital property on East Davis Street and 498 E. Davis St. City Manager Thomas Herring described these sites as "islands" within the city. He said some owners have complained about the annexation saying they would not benefit by the "One reason are not getting anything is they've already got it," Herring contended. AM. Curtis Erickson, Second Ward, cast the only dissenting vote. "I don't believe m people to do something against their will," he said. "Instead of sweetness, you're going to have bitterness." Defends Vote But Aid. Carroll Wilson, Seven til Ward, defended the council's action. He said he felt it was natural for any property owner to argue about spending more money. "But for the We of me 1 can't see how these people feel they are not a part of the City of Gatesburg." Herring explained that most of the sites are located on streets which are already main' tained by the city. Street lights are installed and property owners receive tire protection which is subsidized by the city through the Lincoln Park Fire District. "They have payed double the citv water rate, but this is possible only because the city has spfcnt millions of dollars on fa* cl 'itief," Herring added. tlie city manager said it was in me uneiesi o* me rawu community for the coUKii to pro- wtth the annexation. "It wiH allow the municipality to develop and improve." the council was atteto annex the sites without property owner consent because state statute allows cities to do so if the property is less than W acres in ze and is surrounded by territory already within the corporate limits. One site considered for annexation, Club 19 on North Henderson Street, was not voted on la;t night at the request of the owner, Charles Calderone. He s said the annexation would pro- a "handle" for the city to condemn 40 feet of his property to widen Carl Sandburg Drive for the Sandburg Mall. the council will consider annexing that property at the next formal meeting. Cakterone ask' ed that the aldermen first indicate what will happen wMh his access road off North Henderson Herring said the annexation of his property had nothing to do with Carl Sandburg Drive. "The minute you annex you'll condemn the property and decrease the total value of the land," Calderone charged, He added the council was ra VOTIJ a newly-established business over one which had been in the area 25 years. Remove One Some years ago, Calderone had two access roade oft North Henderson Street for hto business. The state ordered one be removed because traffic in the area had increased because of construction of the clover leaf north of Club 19. Now there is one access to the restaurant off North Henderson Street at Carl In the pre-annexation agreement with Kenroy Inc., mall developers, It was stated that Carl Sandburg Drive would be expanded west to Club ttpwrty. Herring today said ttedty will attempt to purchase ttejiews* sary property from; Cakterone the dp *TO pNettMih. «*v But the dty, according to state statutes* mf^mAmm this property rtftftitii of amexa- SkXTfc drhaathtabttty to condemn land oontigiiotts to the city for municipal purtoaes. Herring iaid^c«ii^lalt*on was a "ways down the road." And he again said annexation was a different issue and aldermen should consider it as such. By WILLIAM CAMPBELL (Staff, Writer) A ereas©-3taln«d carnie slumped on the hack of a truck thils morning at the Knox County Faijflgrouiwte brooding over scattered and disassembled rides. "We-got in about six houra late, he gwmtoled. off. Mine Trailer's went off jumpong this truck right here and smashed out the Then a pig (poJiioe officer) hastes''me-for that. *' He produced two traffic citations. Elsewhere on the fair- 33* grounds, booths' and displays were ready. Volunteer work- i ers from the local church M 1 groups and fraternal organizations laughed and joked as they waited for the opening v'.vjuas •,+teie * MS** ^a^^ ^a™ day crowds. It looked then as if it was going to be a cool, sunny day. BUT THE carnival would not be ready on time. They had pushed the worn trucks iafM nighit to get here and now would spend most of the day getting the rides assembled. Another young man walked up to <he truck. "Man, I need some speed, I'm down," he told the man on the truck. "You and your damn elope," the first carnie said contemptuously without looking up. There's a road that winds around through the fairgrounds and separates the camies from the local folks. Underneath the bleaichers and around to the north were plays and food tents manned by volunteers. In cwtaast* iaon>ss the road, the carnival workers were haggard, tired and dirty as they trudged about putting up the rides. Mo9t of the equipment was s L Ml packed on the trucks. The big rides were only skeletons. "Wp GOT A sky wheel, 19 the cami© was saying. "Rented. We'll get our own back in a couple of weeks," he added. The show is Raid's Spectacular and the firm lost its sky wheel—the main attraction— last month when a truck overturned in a ditch along U. S. 34 west of Galesburg and burst into flame. The driver and a passenger were seriously burned in that accident. The carnival wouldn't be com­ fit's all ready to go," he said, "except for the carnival, I understand, which is having trouble." Outside the office door, across the fence, a -heaving horse galloped by, covered with foamy sweat, the driver urging him to go faster. Half a dozen men sit along the top of a gate and watched, com* menting, evaluating and joking. They have pretty good races here for a county fair. BILL BELONG, CHngton, Wis., steered his horse, Blue Tico, throught a gate and into the horse stable after a morning workout. DeLong races for fun. Most of them here with their horses are deadly serious. Blue Tico, although) he is five years old, is making his first appearance in a race, and he's nervous, according to his owner. He'll be racing Thursday. Later in the morning as the fairgoensi began to arrive the clouds also moved in and it wasn't going to be such a pret- New Matterhorn pletely assembled before to- ty day after tall. But the peo- The Knox County Fair opened its gates today for six days of livestock events, rodeos, carnival rides, arid other events which make it one of the largest county fairs in the state; Among the carnival rides this year is the Matterhorn, pictured here. The Matterhorn new to the fair in Knoxville, night, the man figured. Over at fair headquarters, away from the carnival, fair secretary Wendell Farris gave out last minute instructions. pie streaming in through the gates now were undaunted. A traffic snarl appeared in front of the gate and the lots to the West began to fill. ,-„*ttifc •'Ml unty Counters Mine Suit a/ •a Counsel for Knox County to- J£ dey filed a motion seeking 1he ««*f dismissal of a suit filed July 16 and Re- Coal Co. <&£ by American SmeU lining Co. — against the county, its zoning tmara of appeals, its zoning administrator and state's attorney, The suit contended that reclamation requirements sat by the zoning board of appeals deprives the coal company of its property without due process of Jaw and violates the firm's constitutional rights. The county's answer filed this Alderman Is Not Satisfied distil With Railroad Gross Repair •mm :.%SJS •.•*tt* •aw* If the Burlington Northern Railroad and the Santa Fe Railway do not take action to repair railroad crossings within the city this week they may be faced with a legal suit. Aid. Donald Johnson, First Ward, opened Monday night's City Council meeting saying: "I'd hate to start a council meeting without griping about the rinky-dink railroads." "It's almost school time and they're (Burlington Northern) not finished yet, There are chuck holes now," Johnson said. He referred to the Fremont Street crossing, repaired a few morning, denies that the mining firm has complied with all as* pects of state law governing reclamation and restoration of surface-mined land; it also denies that the county has imposed cr threatened to impose reclamation rules more stringent than those set by the state, Other points denied in the answer include: That the requirements deprive the firm of its property without due process of law. —That power to impose reclamation requirements has not been delegated to the county by weeks ago at the city's request, constitution or statute. The crossing now has a higher road bed, he said, Tbttt the county zoning 1 1 it ion does not purport to grans Aid, Frank Johnson, Fifth the Knox County Zoning Board Ward, not long after the cross- of Appeals power to impose rec- ing was repaired, commented lamaitlon requirements, he would set up a stand and sell —That the state has exclu* periscopes to people who give power to regulate reclama- wished to see over the crossing, tion, (Register-Mail photo by Steve Like Father. 4 r All in For Family Clown Debbie Klapp, the ltyesroid who died this May from a kidney ailment, wiH not be forgotten in GaJesburg, Generations to come will piay In a park on Russell Avenue, north of Hoilycrest Circle, which will bear her name. j The Galesburg Jaycees Mon- F day night requested that the City Council name the city's newly-wqw'td park "PriMe Klapp Park." The council, in . minutes, unaniniousiliy amoved the request. "We thought she was a remarkable girl," said Fred Kimble, Jaycee troasqwr. *'We could search a long time for a name for the park and not come up with one as suitable," Six!ih Wani Aid. F. E. "Buck" Bailey said. 1 h Aid. Russell Gilford, Third Ward, suggested an aippropri- ate plpque be placed at the park explaining the reason for the name. He also suggest that such plaques be placed at aiU city parks named far Galesburg citizens. "We could start with thiis example. TJiiis way these people won't be forgotten," r The Jaycees were instrumen- noney ior far ttebhie tail in caile2ting medical True to the old saying, "pe father, like son," Steve Boger, 19, of Hindsville, Ark., walks in the footsteps of his father — or runs, jumps, or falls off the back of a horse, depending on the situation. Young Boger is a rodeo qlown. Steve's father, who has been a rodeo clown for more than 28 years, is one of the best in the' . business. As a youngster, Boger worked with his father, and he with him at expenses when she underwent kidney operations and tneailimemtt Area residents eontnifbuted some M M /i «iQrf nrnhMifti 'MW to fos towl after her him a dwarf Brahma |^ Uom gave bull named Honest John. As part of his act, the trained bull likes to chase Steve around the rodeo ring. While the bull is the same age as Steve, he holds about a 400-125 weight advantage. Boger has the bull so well-trained that he can put a bridle on Honest John and ride him like a horse. Boger is on the road from May until late September, Hia would perform small shows on the rodeo cir- [travels take him all across the euit. United States and parts of Can "We've messed with them all summer/' said the First Ward alderman. "Longer Herring. —That compliance with the county's reclamation standards would render surface mining than that," added {commercially impracticable. -That the county's require- * Part of Rodeo Troupe Steve Boger, 19, of Hinsdale, Ark., one of the youngest rodeo clowns in the nation lets Stacey Humphrey take a ride on When he was 16 years old, Bo- a d a . During the winter months, ger went out on his own and bo- g Q g er vi?its witn his father, and gan working amateur shows I in th work t their ^ {qv the small towns, He quickly learned ' the ins-and-outs of the business upcoming season, and by the time he was 19, Bo- This is the first year the Knox ger was working big shows like County Fair has held rodeo com- his father. petition. Sanctioned by the In As a birthday present this ternational Rodeo Assn., events year, Steve's dad gave him a .» horse and trained mule. "He's „, , . , „,. , thing you've Wednesday and Thursday begin at 8 p.m. both "If they don 't do something | mcnts are more burdensome his 400-pound dwarf Brahama bull, Honest John. Stacey is the i3-yeaw)ld daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Humphrey, 416 Burgland Ave, Boger will be performing at the Knox iwr ^y^w wfi^i oWte. T »]fre will be bareback to the mu e. "But every so often Jdins. calf roping, bronc riding, he'll kick the heck out of you bulldogging, barrel racing and thli week against serted. we them," take action than those imposed on other Johnson us- firms doing business in the county, just to keep you honest" County Fair rodeo Wednesday and Thursday nights, Young Dwarf Bull Boger's father also a clown on a dwarf Brahma bull. plight became known nearly two years ago. Debbie, the daughter • of Mr. and Mrs, KcJ Kiafnp, 761 Day St., received a kidney from her father on" Valentine's Day. The kidney had to be removed April 15. D&btoe died May l. Program Delayed Due to Blaze LINCOLN, HI. (UPI)-A fire of unknown origin damaged equipment at radio station WLOC-FM here today and delayed the morning program start for about 90 minutes. The blaze started in the electronic workroom, and most of thie d&rage was confined to that larea, although other portions of the station were floi ©d with Brooke. The blaze burned through lines of tbe National Public Radio network but they were restored before midmorniwg. The station is (affiliated with Lincoln Christian College, Hi 1 >> ^13 A MA A proposed bicycle ordinance hai one city alderman "flab* bergast "The next thing will be regulations for setting up a lemon- ftde stand. There is always &:me proposal for regulating Mfe," said Aid. Carroll Wilson, Seventh Ward. Wilson, during a coujucii session Monday night, objected to parte of Jne bicycle ordinance which wa» plaiced on first reading. He said bicyclists should be mao> to obey traffic regulations as any vehicle but there should be no registration fee He compared the imposition of the fee to wheel tax stickers ftw autojnelies. "Before long ppmeone may want to put a tax on hommuk m eream too," he commented. Aid, Frank Johnson, Fifth inenti. "J may be wrong, but I think thift ordinance is fcr pro- taction and safety." City Manager Thomas Herring said #ie ordinance would aid the police department in eating stolen hiayclts, * ir tt» U* cycle ordinance is for thg safety of the cyclist more than anyone slse, The growth of bicycles in this community has teen tre- meiidDUi. Think of it, it's the eyeiiafc iwho 0@ts hurt and no^ Aid. Curtis Erictoon, Second Ward, objected to the flection of the ordinance which says bikes may be impounded after a certain number of violations. "We don't even treat a drunken driver that bad," he commented. Why a Bike? A driver's license imy be taken away II mstM&t i* arrested for drun&t) driving but his car is never Erickson. taken Weather and River Stages away, take a said little •:ri "Why kid's bike away?" "And who's gonna pick the bike up?" asked. (( Are m goibg to establish a wrecker service f 1 Aldermen discussed the proposed ordinance for almost two hours, It is scheduled for final reading at the next formal council siMun Monday night. An amendment to the traffic ordinance to place yield signs on Mary Street ait Cherry Street was passed. Placed on first reading was an amendment to remove parking on the west side of Michigan Avenue between Main Street and Knox Street. Residents of that area attended the council session and voiced varying opinion* on the amendment. One resident felt removing parking on one sWe would be fire but if removed from both ie I 'Kill sides would encourage to speed, Other residents said any parking in the street was objectionable because the street is too narrow. The amendment is scheduled for final reading Morday. Also placed on first reading last night was an amendment whteh will allow construction of a oar wash and lawxtronxat at 460 Fifer Street. The site will he changed &®n\ 3 residential district to a neighborhood commercial district if the council gives the go- ahead next Monday. Residents ir the area have signed a petition objecting to the rezoning. move to another location several limes in the past but the owner, an 87-year-oU man named Arthur Clark, has refused to leave. Now five people reside on the one in an old school IUJNOIS: Tonight piogtly elQUdy northeast, partly cloudy- southwest and cooler. Wednesday partly sun* ny, warmer extreme north. Low tu« night I PW m to low 70s. nm Wedn«idpy 75*83 north, low pr mid m south. WESTERN lUJMHgs Fa P *nd Wtdni day. Low tonight around 60. High continued cool tonight #n4 Wtdrw- tOCAl. WEATHER i No0 l , n temperatwret 70; morning's low, «2. Sky cloudy, wind out of the N.W, at 9 m.p.h, (Monday's maximum, m minimum, 65), Run row today at 5i57, let* *t gift. |*re- eMtatton, ,73 of m inch, Humidity Wednesday around 80. Frank Johnson sug* leasit be Aldermen delayed taking legal action against an unsafe build-, ing at 1(»0 Clark Street. The city has asked the residents to promises, bus. Aid. grated something at clone to remove the school bus. frdacatioM are the city manager will attempt to have this done. Bids ware accepted on several items. Key Eqitipinewt and Sup, ply Oo. of Maryland Heights, Mq., wM provide the city with a dump body material spreader for the street division for $2,568. Weaver-Yemm Chevrolet will supply a van truck for $6,023. A building at 885 South Academy Street will be demolished by Earl J. Martin for $875. A fence f<>r the city's horseshoe courts will be purchased from Ideal Fence Co. for $2,019. IOWA: Generally fair tonight and Wednesday. %ow tonight High Wednesday 77rg2. EXTENDED FORECAST ILLINOIS: Fair Thursday through Saturday, but chance of diowerg extreme northwest Friday or Saturday. Low 60s. High 80s. BIVEIl STAGI3I Dubuque—7.9 Davenport—5.0 rise 0.2 Burlington—| t (l rise 0.1 Keokuk—6.0 j-ise 0.2 Qiibiey-41.9 fan o.8 St, ^ouis-43,4 fill 1,0 Cape QirarcJeau—£3.9 f$]\ 0.3 LaSalle—12.8 rise 0.3 Peoria—12.6 no change Havana—9-9 rise 0.1 BeardftowiWQJ fM 01 St. ChsrJeg-17.0 fall 1.8 DISTILLERS & BREWERS SALES COMPANY 2335 WILL ClOSIO WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1973 DUE TO THE DEATH MRS. MARY MOWER

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