Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on August 2, 1973 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, August 2, 1973
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By NORMA CUNNINGHAM (Staff Writer) The Knot County Zoning fioafd of Appeals Wednesday deferred atleast until Friday ity decfsitti on the county's application for a conditional use permit to turn a 200 -acre tract east of Wataga into a landfill arte. Board members yesterday toured both (he present landfill site three miles south of Gales- Durg ana me proposed new sice. The Knot County Board in May accepted a reoxnrftenda* tkm by the Sanitary Landfill Committee and signed an option to buy the property, owned by Floyd H. Grant, as a land* ffll site to replace the one that is now nearly filled. Lawsuit Filed The Village of Wataga subsequently filed a laws** aeekftg temporary and pemmnt injunctions to prohibit the county from proceeding, but the suit was dismissed last Friday. Objectors were present at an appeals board hearing in July to oppose locating the landfill near the village. Wataga Mayor John Bobbins and two other itskktti met the beard members as they arrived at the Wataga site Wednesday and pointed out the pradmtty of Finefnen'S Parte, Which they say is less than a half mile from UK* proposea lannnB sue, ana an area planned to be developed fcr homes. Board members returned to the county courthouse late the altefhoon, but agreed to tour a site at Morrison which IS flmHr MO UK vuB pn ^JuSPQ id torn County. Floyd (kvtabon, « matvbet ct tne appwus Doara, ran oner rnfrooers ne was mjyuaeu to approving tne oomys conn* tional use appicittoa He pointed out that aevtfttl county rest- dents have npmmA the opmon mac senpnune ma would be more suitable for a landfill. "The cost of tracking refuse (he additional distance to the stripmiae area could be offset bythefactthattheoostofth land would be N00R*," Gus(van onawBfc The landfill committee had earner oonraerao MWI on miftetkx* imd owned hy Midland Cod Co., bat iM OMnrg Ciiy Council objected to ndi a site because M» traddnf di£> tafee waa mom inn IS mica. "It's irtnrtiajtan Tbare is no place ym could pot a land* fill that people wouklnt object This board must consider what Wi )i be the best service to the most people," cunmieBted Ralph Hawttwtt*, toning boafd chairman. Wilbur Quick, an appeals board member, contended that the board's Job waa made more difficult by the condition of the present landfill. "But it's easy f or us to deny - we don't have to find another site," Quick reminded bis fellow board mem* hits. A sue near East Gafctburg surfaced onoeagn afterdrot> ping from consideration when townspeople there objected. Harley Otay, a member of the appeals board, called the s'te - an abandoned day pit used by a brick ytid - ideal, and suggested thai the county use its powers of condemnation .to acojuire the site, Should the rating board of appeals vote to deny the county's appBcetfon, the Knox County Board could vote to override the veto. Mild By ANDREA FERRETTI (Staff Writer) A controversy has devel- versy oped over construe tion of the new city-school baseball sta- dfcirn north of Van Dyke Field at Galesburg High School. The problem is the sun. A tentative design of the stadium has home plate located in the northwest corner of the baseball diamond. But maintain that the plate should be situated in the aouthwest corner so that players and spectators will be least-affect-* ed by the sun. Thiel, Aid. W. C. Jackson, Fourth Ward, and James Lillie, a school board member, Wednesday inspected the stakes at the proposed field. They all referred to the northwest layout' as "bass-ack- waids." fag varying opinions, called the office of the nation' § commissioner of baseball. A spokesman in the commissioner's office agreed that the southwest corner was a better locatbn. Indications are now that home plate will be located in the southwest corner. "Everybody is a baseball expert/' said Morrow. Thiel, .Jackson and also cited other and left field fence was planned to be 375 feet. The three said this was too long for high school students or American Legion players. "The kids will never hit a home run," Jackson commented. The three also denounced parking plans. A lot is proposed south of the field but the entrance to the stadium Lillie will be at the northwest. One In Mine Suit Battle Begins The legal battle between Knox County and Midland Coal Co. I****. Hnt» ^ «„u* m A UA over standards for reclaiming l %*Tv* strip-mined land entered its field lines was marked incor rectly. He agreed it should be about 335 feet. This will be first round today. Judge Keith Scott, who heard arguments, ruled that all three changed. But the parking lot . s . . . ^ . . is still planned for the south «••" whi4ch *»» *™ N*J of the field, he said, although all plans are tentative at this point. The layout still could be taring. the dispute should be consolidated for the purposes of today's In answer to the complaints, City Manager Thomas Herat the high school, and others of public works, after receiv- from home plate to the right ring Wednesday said the John Thiel, athletic director JAMES MORROW, director complaints against the design. The length The first suit filed by American Smelting and Refining Co.— t , parent company of Midland stadium and baseball field is co^ Co.—against the county scheduled to begin late this asked that reclamation stan- changed, Herring said. Construction of the $200,000 summer or early this fall. With State Nursing Panel After Rate Meet The Knox County Board's Home Committee Nursing Wednesday agreed to seek a meeting with a representative of the Economic Stabilization Board to discuss a rate increase for the home. WMam Taggart, R-lst, committee member, instructed John Bivens, home superintendent, to write Ralph McCormick of the state board and ask for "an elbow to elbow" meeting to discuss the fiscal problems of the home. two months further in debt. It would cost us $1,200 to have the auditor bring our figures up to date for another application, and I think we would gain vary Kttte," Bivens said. He explained that white the a 1 nursing home account presently shows a balance of some $90,000, approximately $40,000 of that amount is obligated far sutah things as vacations and longevity pay to personnel at the heme. Budget Figures Bivens told the committee! The committee discussed fig. , , ,, ures for a tentative budget for that the home would probably | the comi Bud t » from committees are due Aug. wind up the current fiscal year about $30,000 in the red — comparable to the previous year. The home was granted an increase from $385 to $404 Dec. 1, 1972. Committee members had sought a rate hike to $428 28, after which the revenue committee will begin work on putting together a tentative budget for the entire county. Bivens told the committee dards set by the Knox County Zoning Board of Appeals on 335 acres under a 1972 mining per* mit be stayed. The second suit filed by the mining firm against the county asks for a temporary injunction barring the same reclamation standards for 554 acres involved in a 1973 mining permit. A suit filed by Knox County against the state Department of Mines and Minerals asks for an Weather and River Stages ILLINOIS: fair and continued cool tonight, rriday mewtly tunny and pleasant. Low tonifht moyUy 50s, High Friday upp«r 70a or low WESTERN ILLINOIS: Fair tonight. Sunny and,* little.warmer Friday, Low tonight 58-63, High Frtday low to mid 80s. IOWA: Generally MriMgM. Increasing cloudiness Friday with warming trend. Low tonight mid S0e northeast, around 60 west. High rriday 80s. KCTCimiD FOHECA1T ^ ILLINOIS: Partly cloudy Saturday through Monday with chance of showers or thunderstorms around Monday. Lows upper 50s to upper 60s Saturday, warmer nighttime temperatures Sunday and Monday. Lows low 60s to low 70s. * LOCAL WtATtftA Noon temperature, 70; moraine's low, 84. Sky partly cloudy, wind out o! the west at 3 m.p.h. (Wednesday's maximum, 74j minimum, ss). Sun rose today at 6:59. sets at 8 :13 Precipitation .0 of an inch, humid. ity 71%. nnrm iTAott Dubuque—7.9 no change) Davenport—5.0 faU 0.1 BurUngton—8.8 rls* 0,1 Keokuk—5.0 fall 0.8 Ouincy-U.l fall 0.1 Craiton-153 fall 0.3 Alton—9.6 fall 0.9 fit. Louis—19.7 fail *.7 Cape Girardeau—33.1 fall 01 LaSalle—13.3 fall 0.6 Peoria—13.3 fall 0.3 Havana—9.7 fall 0.3 Beardatown—10.4 fall 0.3 St. Charles—16.7 no change But Funds Needed Oneida 1 Of state's the the administrative review permit allowing firm to mine in Knox County in 1973-74, and asks that the permit be stayed. 'No Right' 1 Will Slav s7 SPRINGFIELD — The Burlington Northern Railroad yesterday agreed to keep its main line crossings open in Oneida but the city must finance efforts to upgrade the crossings to meet Illinois Commerce Commission safety standards. Oneida officials that with 41.6 per cent of the a month, which Bivens says is budget year remaining, the the break-even point for the fa- j home's account showed 42 per cility. The committee later filed for an exception under Phase III to the $428 figure, but the state co-ntrcl board allowed an increase only to $413 a month effective July 1. cent of the budget left. Ralph Anderson, R-4th, committee chairman, said projecting figures in two areas — food and salaries — would be diffi- Two bronco busters competing in Wednesday night's rodeo at the Knox County Fair were captured by the camera in poses familiar at a rodeo. Above, Randy Porter rides. Be- Ups and Down low, Paul Cabeen falls. Porter was using a saddle. Cabeen, son of Galesburg Mayor Robert Cabeen, was riding bareback. Register-Mail photos by Dale Humphrey.) Open improvement, then negotiations with die railroad would have to begin anew. The hearing was on continuation of one held April 28, 1972 in Oneida. Robert Kinney, ICC examiner, granted a recess shortly after yesterday's session got announced I under way to allow attorneys to that the city would agree to fi- meet in private session. Davis nance up to 10 per cent of the announced the agreement when cost of the project, not to ex- the hearing resumed shortly af- ceed $14,000. The remaining 90 ter noon. * per cent would be sought Controversy over the cross- TWIOC w*ct AftiuMAi fnr thpi throu 8 h state cross ' n 8 grade ings began more than two years Thomas West, counsel for the protection funds . ^ e announce- ago when the railroad petition* coal company, argued this meDt caTne at an ICC hearing the ICC to permit the closing of morning that a county does not in Springfield on a BN request crossings at Joy and Knox have the right to set reclama- U 0 close two crossings in Oneida streets while upgrading the tion standards which are more and to upgrade two others. crossings at Center and Ontario stringent than those set by the "I am delighted at the re- streets, state. r suits," said Oneida Mayor Don- Qntida residents, argued that Lee Martin, a representative aid Moffitt, who, along with at- closing the crossing will inter- of the attorney general's office torneys representing the city, fere' with transportation of who appeared on behalf of the PX^ School District 208, On- school children and with fire Department of Mines and Mta- ^ BJ erals contended that a county P*erests and the railroad, met About 35 Oneida area resi- and that the proposal shall be way 6 ^^ILLS^f Jack Davis > a Ch«ago at- joined with Davis in represent- with the state reclamation act. torney presenting Oneida in- ing Oneida city, school and busi- Martin said there is no statu- terests, said that if IOC funds ness interests. BN attorney was tory provision for any adver- are unavailable for the crossing Robert Bingaman, Chicago, sary action by the county, and that issuance of a permit is up got under | hearing. Attorneys Robert Stoerzbach and Donald Stoffel Effivens Futile tcfld the cprnmiitee cult because of 4 * food rising prices and future labor negotiations. The committee voted to ask board next last night it is his opinion that seeking permission for the in-[Wednesday's meeting to seek and accept bids on replacement of one unit in a dual unit air conditioning set-up at the home. estimated cost of crease at the present time is futile. He called it "bumping our heads against a wall." "We are still carrying a fa'.r-!Bivens . . we're just placement from $6,100 to $9,000. re ly good balance For New Facility City, County Officials Okay Tentative Jail Upkeep Plan committee will City and county represents- ty's revenue tives today worked out tenta- meet Tuesday and possibly wril fcive plans for financing main-idevise a way for the county to tenanoe of the proposed city- finance its portion of the buiW- coumty lafw enforcement buiW-|ing. t issuance or a permit is up i t I c • r? i the discretion of the depart-^mDUlttllCe OetVlCe JT Orifierf nderson to ment based on expert advise # available to them. He contend- h rty A IpYK ed that Midland has met with * w ^^^J EJfIS _ Re P re sfntativeS|tee Wednesday night also pur- act. all requirements of the state of community organizations here Burrell Barash, special coun-l Wednesda y ni § ht fo ™*d an am- sel for the county, argued that the county was denied the right to a hearing on the permit, which is provided for by statute. He said that the state reclamation act did not repeal Knox County's zoning authority. John Sense, Midland president, testified about -land involved and the magnitude of the firm's operation in Knox County. bulance service to serve two municipalities and four townships. The service will be proposed to officials of the six governing bodies involved. They will be asked to share the cost on a per capita basis. A non-profit corporation would be established, with three per chased an ambulance from Farrell's Ambulance Service, Galesburg, for $3,800. The Alexis-North Henderson Ambulance Service will include North Henderson Suez and townships in Mercer County; Kelly and Spring Grove townships in Warren County, and the villages of North Henderson and Alexis. «nn« homo annA i n ^ \u • The will be operated ^i^X^S^ I by volu ^ers, two of whSm are Barash successfully blocked testimony of Louis Weber, conservation director for the Midwest Coal Producers Institute, by objecting to all questions on the premise that his statements were merely one man's opinion. r ., Mary 's Hospital, Galesburg, to Donations from the public and receive Emergency Medical organwations have reached Technician certificates. Four 807 lhe donations .were col- other persons are scheduled to lected m a 1-week period. begin the next class in Sebtem- The group's steering commit- ber. ing. Larson said a tax levy may Effects of Beef Freeze The city wil maintain the method of financing the Begin To Show far city operation.. Ipcoject. In that case a ntoot- B ^Y^^?L^ U °S to be felt throughout Illinois set aside ^"J v ^ il* V J^ 1 ' « Effprts nf th* ^nntinnpH nrim The county will hairiLe areas dlHn vtfe wouW be necesaarv * I* com ™ d( P r ce S iterations. Lobby rmin-^J^ W0UM nec ^>.freeze on beef were beginning tenance will be financed on al TO ™ , A >u . vraia.*^ we » re gorma get a jauitoday and there were signs theigeman, Up Illinois or cold beer for the '11 have to go out and sell| worst was yet to come. it, 50-50 basis; basement and garage, one - third county, two- thirds city. Maintenance of land will be , people are aware the jail is financed 25 per cant by the outdated" county and 75 per cent by the j city. The county will also payL- .. ((T ... . 25 per cent of the apjraS^ J"* , .* e xdea , ? No Food Stamps manager frozen food store, Larson commented. "Most!. Chicago's commissioner of limit customers to two pounds consumer sales Wednesday!of ground beef, four or five, urged supermarkets to rationlpunds of bacon and two steaks j ni ne ^ „ ^ __ their meats, a food store chain or one roast daily. region were refusing City Manager Thomas Her -j j Won't Run Out. .Yet Related Story: Page 5 perhaps one package per) At National's 210 Chicago area change ground beef for food the meat he displayed in hin warm customer, depending on the 'Stores, signs were being posted stamps. The Rock Island branch meat counter; so he took \t immmm1 amount available." iover meat counters noting that of the governor's office of hu- home to his family and filled Hgm pr,ee ' My customer s used In Edwardsville, Carl Brueg-jthe manager reserves the rightjman resources said it was look-!the butcher display case with 10 ^ nmi > mw they buy ing into the situation. Ibeer. fnmm dinner* and cold beer." of a local;to set limits on purchases, decided to But few stores went as far; "If meat prices go down, I'll The state's rmmt processing In the Quad Cities area, the (as a small grocery on Chicago's j put fresh meat in again," Las- industry was ulm feeling the National stores in thelNorthwest Side. George Las-karis said. "The people like U M; ultwt$ u\ the continued in to ex- karis said nobody was buyingtmy idea better because I sell ,prm wiling. vaiue^ of the land^wWch is pre>t!y well fixed in people's "We won't run out of meat Adams County Farmers Will Patrol to Thwart Rustlers in the Quad Cities area refused'f (or a while," Brueggeman said, owned by the city. The land is;"~ ' onen House ! t0 sel1 S round **** to foodi" but if 1 }f l P^P^ kee P b ^" g i By United Press International (state's aU^ the former site of the old high; Larsan s ^ sled hous-; stam P holders and one small| th e way they are now wed be About m Adams county stiff penalties school and is bordered by Sim- es ^ heW °^ sh;>w Residents igrocery store filled up its meat?. ut b y L J E end .« the week. farmers will ^ patrolling rustlers. icase with beer. ? He saul fte woiUcl ecmtinue ttie, t ft ghllim tonight t o| « THP rniun w« FPAIIV «ithn Two maior supermarket| hmit untl1 the ceiling on beef| thwa £ potential cattle and hog 1 The ^ WaS reaUy enthu from for farmers livestock cattle were stolen. mons, Cedar, Broad streets. in major Chicago to announced discourage prices is raised. Dominick's, which has 47 rustlers, sheriff's deputy Robert Nail said. Tompkins and ; ^ rf ^ pre3eftt county jail. "But some people "MaintenaiK^e could become i are even afraid to get close toi chains an aibatross with the thing -the jaid let alone go into it," iP la ns designed opened 24 hours a day," Police Ths group also decided a hoarding and an Edwardsville Chief Jim Frakes commented, committee be established to act frozen food store began ration- upkeep as atfbitraftoirs in case of a dls-iing beef and bacon in the face age each from 11 popular beef j patrol system and cuts and urged housewives to;measures feimed against live- whoscjfarrH near Time;well may lead ito a patrol wystem in Brown Hancock County County, the sheriff's office Several farmers from Han-!said. Equipment, repairs, and utilities will be shared by agreement in operating the pro- of a run on meat, the county and city on a square-posed structure. The committee ( 'People are hoarding foot basis, the group decided, would be composed of the chair- that's going to produce a tight- omy meats like beef Find a stores in and around Chicago,) The farmers met in Liberty limited customers to one pack-i Wednesday night to organize a discuss siastic and feels this is the ? cock County attended the meet- only answer," Nail said. 'They! 111 .?, » Liberty and said they really jumped into it quick." | wlU ^scuss the possibility of a „. , . j » . patrol system with their county Five large bands of farmers Sheriff today will patrol the five southeastern! The Pike Coimty sheriff , s of _ Adams County townships, Nail fice md the Pike County Pork In Form Group Missouri Lewis and learn to cook meals from econ- ! stock thieves. It was the second said. He said patrols had been Producers Way man ci the Jail and Sheriff's ening of supplies," Jane Bryne, bones, tripe or oxtails. , j . , • .. Association sched- neck meeting among Adams County organized m northern portions u ] e( j a meeting to discuss live- farmers this week on the issue, of the county. County Sheriff Pearl Hicks formed a livestock protective group to check rustling in his county's townships. The Marion County, Missouri, sheriff's office said no livestock had been Wiliard Larson, chairman of Office Committee, city ma>aag- head of Chicago's department Knox County's Jail and Sheriff's er, fire chief, police chief and of consumer sales, said. Office Committee said the coun- sheriff. suggested stores limit sales stock thievery Monday in Pitts"They're really delicious and Urge Stiff Penalties Adams County Sheriff Ralph field. She nutritious," a Dominick's Nail said the farmers will Wiegmann said his office had The recent theft of 10 sows : Palmyra AUK 10 to discuss'the "to spokesman said. write to the Adams County received a number of com-and pigs from the Larry Flinnproblem reported missing from county farms, but deputies will meet with farmers in L

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