Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on August 8, 1973 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, August 8, 1973
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2 Gattsbu # Weather and River Stages 4* tLLtNOtS: TonliM vlHiMA cloudiness with thund#rttoftns liki- ly northwwt, partly cloudy ftftd chance of thundeffttotrns «titfci*tt. Thursday partly sunny, MtJMtd humid with thtmdfcfstorffis likely northwtat, change of thugderitotinj southeast. Low toftitfht «7-76. High Thursday «7-97. By NORMA CUNNINGHAM (Staff Writer) The Knox County Board this morning approved a budget figure of $20,000 for a apace reallocation program at the courthouse but refused to give the go-ahead on plans submitted. In an hour-long series of motions, restindmenti and tabling moves, the board tossed the plans back to committee to be broght up again at the September meeting. Harold Wilson, R-3rd, Courthouse Committee chairman, presented the plan to the board, explaining that while the courthouse had enough apace, reallocation was needed to give more room to the court system* Wilson introduced a motion to approve plans with the exception of leaving the county clerk's office in its present location and providing space for traffic court on the third floor. Board members approved that motion 13-0, with seven members passing. A MOTION was then made to rescind the original motion, which squeeked by the two- third majority rule with a 147 vote. "There is no way in shuffl­ ing space that you are going to be popular with everyone. The committee recommended the original plan as the best solution to the problem with a minimum of expense and shuffling of personnel. The board must realize that the courts take precedence, and the plan takes that into consideration, "Wilson stated in making a motion to approve a plan to move traffic court to first floor and the county clerk's office to space in what is now the third floor board room. William Taggart, R-lst, then moved that the motion be tabled for 30 days, and the motion passed 134. Wilson said following the vote that the committee's recommendation came after much study, and he could see little possibilty of revision before the September meeting. BOARD M VIBERS also refused a request by the Sanitary Landfill Committee for an additional deputy to be stationed at the present landfill ate to police for violators of the anti-fitter ordinance. ttttch exempts both the city and county from covering trucks hauling to the landfill. John Carlson, R-lsft, land* fill committee chairman, pointed out that the county voluntarily covers its loads, but one board member said city (rucks are among the worst violators. Richard M. Bur gland, R-lst, suggested that Carlson present an amended ordinance which would eliminate such exemptions. He said board members would then agree to fining violators across the board. CAR150N told the board he was not yet ready with a proposal for the county to operate a landfill at a new site east ol Wataga. He said figures for equipment and manpower needed were not complete, and that the committee will also meet with city officials to dis-* cuss (he plan before it comes to the board. "But we hope the figures will be within a practical scope," he said. Carlson reported to the board following the reading of a letter from the Knox ditional use permit for the site east of Wataga. The zoning board set mne conditions as part of the approval; one of which was that the county must operate the landfill. Several board members during the board's recess said they were not in favor of the county going into the landfill THREE NAMES were given to the board by the chairman for consideration as replacement for Bruce Stratton, R- 2nd, whose letter of resignation was read at the meeting. Burtfland said aU three had nterest in the ap- m the term proposal for a joint cifty-coun- ty tern enforcement center at today's meeting but "tut a " in the form of land acquisition. HE EXPLAINED avenues Several board members in- County Zoning Board of Ap- dica ted they would not vote to enforce the present ordinance, peals, giving approval to the county's application for a con- expressed poirttment to which expires in the spring Of 1974. . Names placed in nomination were Dave Guenttoer, 1003 Florence Ave., an employe at Dick Btick Co.; Mrs. Caroline Goltermann, 803 Bateman St, a housewife, and Tim Coziahr, 1329 E. Losey St., an employe at Gaksburg Volkswagen Sales. Board members wifl vote lor the replacement at the next meeting Sept. 11. Wifiard Larson, R-4th, jail committee chairman, toSd board members his committee had hoped to have a definite its next meeting. open to the county and said he committee Is investigating the possibility of one^fourth of the city's dbtiga- tion on the blade bounded by Simmons, Brood, Tampions and Cedar streets. "I see no reason why the board wouldn't agree to go ahead when you get the kinks ironed out," Buf^and told the jail committee chafctnan* James Grundel, director of court services, met with the board and presented what he termed the pHstoacphy of a community-based oomfctsooai program for ywlfo. He said (he caseload wm increasing at the rate of 12 per cent a year and suggested addition of another caseworker to the staff. N OTHER business, the board: —Approved requests to advertise and accept bids for a mower for the jail and courthouse and an air conditioning unit for the Knox County Nursing Home. —Okayed a proposal to advertise for bids for voting machines for the county. Passed a resolution call- WfcStfEftN ILLINOIS: Ptrtf* cloudy* warm and humid toftlfht with trtfiftd ot two of showers and thunderstorms. Thursday cloudy and nSt milt* ad warm w$ chance of thuntfentorttt*. Low tonight upper aoa. High Thursday 8390. IOWA: Scatter^! itofNM j £l thunderstorm* tonight, diminishing west Thursday- Continued warm. Low tonight m High Wmtjday low SOB north, tipptf Ml ftduth, skies about Sunday. Jjtm* in ©oi northweat, mostly 7di touinwfjat. High* in MB northwett, upper sot or low MB southeast. LOCAL WtAtttt* Noon temperature. W; morning's low, 74. Skf P*tUTt\r*l4j t jgnd out of the south at IS m.p-h. (Tuesday's maximum, «: mtnWn, m). sun rose today at im, at «:0*. Precipitation f .00 of an tfteh. Humidity 75%. Dubu4Ue-§ 0 jmjf for Illinois Commerce of mg Commission approval of an agreement between the Vil* lage of Oneida and the Burlington Northern Railroad to keep all four grade crossings in the community open. —Allowed a zoning change from farming to restricted industrial on County Road 10 1ATMD1D FORKAfT ILLINOIS t warm and humid with shower* ahout ^Friday and Saturday. Lea* humid with partly cloudy Board KtftMflU&t Hit ?.t iney-117 tm • J rafton-riM fin OJ Alton- 1 M faU 1.0 St. Louia-BJ faU 1.0 .. cap* Girardeau—l».o fal LaSall^li.7 no thin* F§oHa--l |4 Jail 04 Havana—7.0 faU 0.1 Beardetown-4.3 fall 0.1 St. Charte*-14.3 fall 0.4 0.1 For Offer Fuel Costa Catholic School's Board of Eduactlon voted TliMdiy night to accept the offer of M It B Shell to furnish heating oil to the school for the coining year, although no bid re- south of Galesburg for stor- ceived. age and business of Dennis Mason Contractors. Approved plats of Old Orchard, a 261-lot subdivision in Copley Township; Hillbrook The oil company distributor said he would not make a firm bid to the school, but stated a present price of 17.1 1 cents a gallon. He pointed out that Costa is included m the firm's allocation and offered to supply oil to the school as long as the firm's own supply lasts. ,. THE BOARD also received replies from two other distrl- Roger Seiboldt, R-4th, in- Estates, a 13-lot subdivision butors, both of whom declined to bid on furnishing the school oil next year. , . .„ . Board members were told that a new generator will be installed at-Costa later in the week, and all preparations for the coming school year will be completed in the next 10 surance committee chairman, southeast of Lake Bracken; told board members that bids Frampton Acres, a Mot subdi- on a consolidated county in- vision in Sparta Township; surance program are due Sunset Acres, a 1-lot division Sept. 7. He said a proposal in K* 10 * Township, and J. M. will be brought to the board at Bruner Subdivision, one lot in Henderson Township. Support May Be Sought For 81.1 Million Jail Bid Knox County voters may be asked to support a $1.1 million referendum lor a joint city- county law enforcement center within the next few months. WflBard Larson, R -4th, jail committee chairman, said his city would be "agreeable to tfie county assuming one-quarter of the city's obligation in the land. He also mentioned that the city is interested in the present Knox County Jail and suggested that a trade could be made. for a referendum to the Knox County Board at the September meeting after all details are ironed out. The statement came following a meeting of the jail and revenue committees to discuss methods of financing the ed building. " Larson told the joint committee meeting that he projected a cost of $813,917 for the county's share of the building at present building costs, including land. He said that a $40,000 contingency plan phis interest over a 15-year period would bring the total to his estimate of $1,135,000. Based on a 15-year referendum period, cost to the taxpayer would be 2Vi cents per $100 of assessed valuation, the chairman said. Larson told the group he had talked to City Manager Thomas Herring Tuesday and was told the city is champing at the bit" to proceed with the project. 2 Alternatives Lar- terested in preserving the jail as a historic site. Committee members seemed generally reluctant to give up the land owned by the county on the site of the present jail and suggested that Larson check with tte state's attorney to learn legal implications of the county assuming a quarter of the city's obligation in the block bounded by Simmons, Broad, Tompkins and Cedar streets. Responsibilities Larson was instructed to determine if the county would also be responsible for a portion of land use and construction obligations reamed by the city under rules set by the De- rtment of Housing and Urban Development at the time of the 1987 purchase. The city obtained the land from HUD for a price of $56,000, according to Larson. Lanson will also detenn&ne »le date a rep­ ealled be- whfch way to go," Larson toJd the group. In opening the meeting, Richaird W. Olson, R-2nd, Revenue Committee chairman, said that a preliminary lode aft the county budget for the coming fliscal year shows that spending was projected to exceed receipts at about the rate of revenue sharing funds received. $300,000 The county will receive some $300,000 in revenue sharing funds this year. "SD you can see we're not going to haive any money for a jaol or any other major expenditure," Olson saf.d. Olson told the committee there are several alternatives to be considered in moving into the annual bout with the budget. He said the budget couid be reduced to meet income; the budget couM be frozen at the 1973 level, or it could be allowed to rise only in the amount needed for elections and infla- days. Sister Joyce, Costa principal, was at an organizational meeting at St. Mary's of the Woods, and the board had no figures on enrollment for the coming year. Rev. Raymond Weimer, pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, told the board that 74 per cent of the budgets of all three Catholic parishes in the city went for education in the first half of 1973. While the budget looks fair on paper regarding distribution of costs among the three parishes, Fr. Weimer said IHM has debts to retire which should also be considered. FR. WEIMER told the board that the only just way to support parochial education is to start a financial drive. He said that parishioners in other areas have agreed to tithe, making Catholic education tuition-free. In other business, the board accepted the resignation of Inez Cofield, a third grade teacher. A replacement for that position is being .sought. i Ag Secretary Urges Efforts To Increase Food Supplies WASHINGTON (UP I) Earl L that farmers run if ... we overproduce, or if foreign markets should suddenly disappear, or if domestic demand should somehow subside.' 9 Butz said farmers this year will achieve the biggest one- Blood Donor Winners Representatives of four Galesburg industries received trophies yesterday at the Red Cross Blood Center for their firms' participation in the center's industrial blood donor recruit- Pro- Mill Herring reportedly son that while no appraisal figure was available on the proposed buidtng site owned by the city, the county could consider two alternatives to purchase at appraised value. The city manager said the the earnest _ erendum could be fore taking (the proposal to the board. "The work of the committee is just about done. We have gqne through the stuty and are just about ready to come up 1. Then it will Hannam, Manufacturing Co.; Rod Busse, Gale ducts; and Mike Simac, Midwest Manufacturing Corp. Winning firms for yearly blood ment contest. From left are Ivan Lyon, Gates Rubber Co.; Al Hannam. Butler Should the committee choose the last alternative, the chairman said it must then determine whether revenue sharing dS^IL^S Scoml Director of Human Relations tax refunds will be kept and rrr x/ « • • n m used to out the deficit, or / o Vacate Commission rost donations, and the percentages of employes who donated were: Butler, first, 22 per cent; Gale, second, 19% per cent; Gates, third, 16 per cent; and Midwest, fourth, 7 per cent. Industrial Day blood donor winners were Gale, 44 donors; Midwest, 18 donors; Butler, 11 donors, and Gates, 2 donors. (Register- Agriculture Secretary Butz today called on fanners, farm supply industries and government officials to join in a campaign to boost food supplies by preventing harvest losses this fall and promoting all-out year production increase ever production next year. recorded in feedstuffs. But with Butz, in a speech prepared food prices continuing to rise he for delivery in Miami to the ^ ^ government is already Economic Society of Southern gea ring up for still more Florida, said domestic and production gains, world demand for American are doing all we can to food is so great "that we have he i p f armcrs minimize harvest little hesitation about the risk i osses ^ ,{ a u arM j to get a nf tfAin .ii all-nnt npvt VPSir V hea( j m next year > s The Agriculture Department production plans/' Butz said, said Tuesday food prices this He said he has "full Mail photo by Steve Stout.) Ill M C-r: wim a . . be up to the board to decide wheither additional tax revenues •viffl be sought where levies can be increased. Figures are due from com- The executive director of the Galesburg Human Relations Commission (HRC) today said • i I L J •irr.;. I J 4H . ' - f '-« r^tla the last 5 £S* »d -»»«£; ^ ^ i 1 • A 1 i ii ill* Boost Is Sought For Children Aid Increases in allocations for care of dependent and neglected children and board members' pay were penciled in Tuesday night as the Knox County Board's Miscellaneous Committee began work on a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. James Grundel, director of court services, explained to the committee the need for increasing the allocation for children in the court's charge. He said that many children are ordered placed in foster homes or facilities outside the county, with the county responsible for the expense. The committee voted to increase the allocation from the shown in the current budget to $40,000 in the new one. the first meeting on a j county budget is expected mid-September. BN Crossing Closes Thursday d in work as head of that office. Mrs. Wilder will begin classes at Knox College Sept. 10 and will major in social work cr elementary eduoa The director in June said she was considering attending Knox but would try to continue to work with HRC cn a part-time Burlington Northern Railroad basis. Today she said she has officials said today the railroad 's no plans to &> this. "Everything is going profes- *i ; J1 1< 1 H crossing at Chambers a streets will be Mul- closed in THE COMMITTEE also agreed to raise the allocation for per diem paid to board members by $10,000 — from $0,000 to $50,000. Louis Windish, IMth, chairman, told committee members that more than $23,000 of this year's allocation had been spent in the first six months of the year "With the extra meetings needed on the jail, the landfill, reclamation and the nursing home, it only stands to reason that the allocation would run ahead of the projected figure," the chairman said. Board members are paid $25 a day for time spent on county business. While there was a move more than a year ago to increase the stipend to $25 a meeting, the state's attorney pointed out that statutory provisions do not allow board members to collect for more than one meeting in the course of a single day. Hecover Body AMBOY, 111. (UPI) The Drop Fee ST. LOUIS (UPI) The berry Thursday at 8 a.m. The unused track will be removed. The crossing will open again over the weekend, but will be closed next Monday at 8 a.m. for an indefinite period for more repairs, James Morrow, Galesburg director of pub- lie works, said. Firm Suspends sional these days," said Mrs. Wilder. She added she wants to get an academic background and eventually continue to work with people. Before coming to the commis- r • 1 • I. ; P i i I- , ' 4 t '* Louise Wilder sion in February, 1971, she attended night school at Knox \ ment of Colored People (N A AC- College and Brawn's Business IP). Physics Teacher Appointment Is Made at Knox Appointment of Brian B. Sabo to the Knox College faculty was announced today by Dr. Hermann R. Muelder, acting president. Sabo will bold the rank of instructor in the college's physics department The Albert Lea, Minn., native gamed a B .S. degree at the University of Minnesota in physics in 1958. After working with the UNIVAC Corp. as a physicist, he returned to Minnesota to do graduate work in physics, gaining his M .S. degree in 1963. He is presently completing work on his Ph.D. at Minnesota. Sabo has served as a member of the faculties of the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin at Superior. Low temperature physics and solid state physics are Sabo's year are expected to take their assurance" from White House biggest leap in 26 years. energy chief John A. Love that Butz noted that a new farm adequate fuel will be ear- bill which President Nixon will marked for harvesting and soon sign will offer farmers drying 1973 crops. For 1974, assurance against the possibili- Butz noted he has already ty that expanding production announced that no acreage might hurt their income. He idling will be required under said the new *'support target" the farm support program, so system in the bill means the "nearly every harvestable acre government "will share the risk will be in production." k Cattle Farmers Form Patrol To Help Discourage Rustlers JACKSONVILLE, IU. (UPI)[rustling, the farmers decided to Twenty cattle farmers formed a patrol-type organization Tuesday night to discourage cattle rustlers from operating in Morgan County, authorities said. The group was organized after reading of the upsurge in cattle rustling since the current beef shortage began more than two weeks ago. Although Morgan County has had only a few instances of organize to take some of the burden off the two-man. single- car patrol that covers about 565 square miles during the night shift. The farmers were cautioned by State's Attorney Ed Parkinson against carrying guns and were reminded that their roles would be limited to calling authorities if any instances of rustling were uncovered* ANYWHERE Beef Operation AUSTIN, Miwi (UPI) A. Hormel Co., fifth The the largest b-le, Ala., has been pulled from j areas at Illinois lakes devel- ; about ifce shallow waters of Crystal j 0 ped by the corps have been j reassigned Lake four pules east of here, 'dropped. 1 plant, be said. George nation's packer, aimou beef operations plant in Austin are being shut down. Plant manager RL. Knowlton said the shutdown is tem- •aiy, and that U is due to the shortage of slaughter animals and "the company's inability to recover costs" under the beef •price freeze. College for nine months. She In addition to the position to imary researc h interests. He also served on the Carver Com- be left vacant by Mrs. Wilder IF * 1 "i + h SB *_i munity Center Board of Directors and the executive board of the Galesburg branch of the National Assn. for the Adva this September, the board is lacking a chairman, due to the resignation in June of Mrs. Caroline Goltermann. No Suspects in Fatal Shooting MOUNT VERNON, 111. (UPI)|one other Centralia youth, was 0xoeessmg 200 in all, is a member of the American Physical Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers, and Sigma Pi Sigma. Mountain Cross Wins Reprieve MAKANDA, Di. (UPI) reelaired steel covered cross atop Bald Knob Mountain near Atto Pass which is presenting some knotty maintenance problems has won at least a temporary reprieve from being torn down. Directors voted Tuesday night ( „ w . to recommend formation of a workers,'groups from Mount Vernon and;then at World Wide Imports a-« Save t h e Cross Committee" to meat today that at its homejtioned several witnesses but had no suspects in the fatal shooting here Tuesday night of Cleve mm wo: Police said they had ques-1 struck by a bullet that penetrated the fleshy part of his arm and entered his chest under his armpit. He died in the emer- Jones, 16, Centralia. Jones was shot on a service station lot in the south part of the city after two reports of earlier gunfire. Police said the gency room at Good Samaritan Hospital. Police said they received the first report of some shooting near the Jefferson County hous- shooting may have stemmed, . from "hassling" between youth! 1 "* P roject aDoul p ' m * RANDELL'S BUS SERVICE GALESBURG, ILLINOIS Annoiinctt GM4905 Ntw Addition Charter t Air CoadUlftfltd • Stat* T»p» t AU 114* * FN fUdio • lUcUotaf lMt| • Public Addrw Syittm. will be Centralia. elsewhere in the j Jones, come to who police Mount Vernon block away and later at the assist in solving the prob'ems said had Wides service station lot where of repairing and maintaining with 1 Jones was shot. I the cross. For Charter Rtstrvotion Coll (Collect) 309-343-9235 Nights Phone 342-4345 i

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