Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on August 8, 1973 · Page 19
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 19

Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, August 8, 1973
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SO GolcsbufQ RgQister-Moil, GolesburgJII. Wednesdoy, Aug. 8 y 1973 FBI Report Shows 'Serious' Crime Decreased Two Per Cent Last Year WASfflNOtWr (WP!) - Seri ous crime dropped 2 per cent in the United States last year in the first actual decrease in crime in 17 years, an FBI report issued by Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson Mid today. Ita annual report also showed, however, What violent crinieflMnurder, forcible nape, robbery and aggravated assault —increased 2 per cent in 1972. And it showed the risk of becoming a victim of a serious crime has increased 47 per cent since ,1967. Has Doubts Ridferdsoti issued the report in his name although he has expressed reservations about Che accuracy of the FBI statistics. Recently, he offered the opinion that the FBI Uniterm Crime Reports—compiled from law enforcement agency statistics around the [country—measure only a portion of the crimes committed in the United States. Hie attorney general noted that many crimes are never reported to police. He said he hoped a better system of measuring crime could be devised, perhaps using polling techniques. The most numerous property crimes, such as burglary, larceny end auto theft, were down 2 per cent, accounting for the over-all decline of 2 per cent, ihe report said. The report said there was an 8 per cent decrease last year in serious crime in large core cities, those with populations in excess of 250,006 residents. This drop compared to increases of 2 per cent in 1971, 0 per cent in 1970, 9 per cent in 1909, and 18 per cent in 1968. Increases, Too There were increases in serious crime in both suburban and rural areas— 2 per cent in suburban and 4 per cent in rural. In the violent crimes category, forcible rape rose 11 per cent, aggravated assault increased 7 per cent, and murder rose 5 per cent. But auto theft, according to ithe report, decreased 6' per cent, while robbery dropped 3 per cent, larceny 2 per cent, and burglary one per cent. Law enforcement agencies itniroMgnout tne country reporteu 5,891,900 serious crimes to the FBI in 1972. They included 5,063,800 property crimes and 828,100 violent crimes. Serious crimes reported in 1971 totaled 3,995,200. The report said there were 2,829 serious crimes for each 100,000 residents in the country in 1972, a 3 per cent drop in the crime rate or viwtim risk rate from 1971. But since 1967, the risk of becoming a victim of a serious crime has gone up 47 per cent. The violent crimes rate last year was 389 for each 100,000 inhabitants, up one per cent over the 1971 rate. The rate for property crimes was 2,432 for each 100,000 inhabitants, a decrease of 3 per cent. lit* inois Safer Than Hawaii, Arizona '"Z: CHICAGO (UPI) - There is ?$ess crime per capita in Illinois ~than Hawaii and you are safer »©n the streets of Chicago than ^Albuquerque, N.M., national berime figures released today ^indicated. According to the new FBI |&niform Crime Report, listing t*1972 crime statistics from all 50 states plus 215 metropolitan areas, Illinois ranked 21st among the states in incidents of violence and theft per capita.'tion spas like Arizona, Colorado, Illinois reported less crime,Hawaii, per 100,000 population than many states with large, industrial urban areas. New York, California, Michigan, Texas and Georgia were among those with more crime. Two other industrialized states, Pennsylvania and Ohio, had slightly better crime statistics thin Illinois. But there was less crime per capita in Illinois than in vaca- RESOLUTION NO. 73-428 RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING PREVAILING WAGES (Certificate of Compliance) WHEREAS, Illinois Revised Statutes, Chapter 48, 39s-l, 39s-12, Prevailing Wage Law, as amended August 8, 1961, requires that the public body awarding any Contracts for public works or doing the work day by day labor shall ascertain the general prevailing hourly wage rates for employees engaged in such work; and WHEREAS, the Statutes further provide that said rates of pay be publicly posted and/or kept available for inspection by an interested party and a certified copy thereof be promptly filed in the office of the Secretary of State; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GALESBURG, KNOX COUNTY, STATE OF ILLINOIS, That the determination of the prevailing wages as set forth on the attached schedule from the State of Illinois Department of Labor of the Prevailing Rate of Wages for Construction Work in Knox County, dated July 26, 1973, are the prevailing hourly rates of wages being paid to all laborers, workmen and mechanics engaged in the construction of streets or public buildings coming under the jurisdiction of the City Council. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to apply to the prevailing hourly rate of wages in the locality for employment other than publicw orks construction as defined in the act; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Clerk be and she hereby is authorized to file a certified copy of this resolution with the Secretary of State; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City of Galesburg file with the Secretary of State an amended certificate when changes have been made in the prevailing wage rate. PASSED July 30, 1973 APPROVED JULY 30, 1973 DR. R. P. CABEEN, Mayor ATTEST * OLGA NELSON, City Clerk Roll Call Vote: Ayes—8 Nays—0 Absent—0 Prevailing Rate of Wages for Construction Work in Knox County Area on July 26, 1973 for*- wtl- mu hours evar- fan rat* par Mm* rata par hr weak rata parhr and Florida Among others with higher crime rates were Rhode Island, Delaware, New Mexico, Alaska, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon and Washington The report also tended to belie Chicago's reputation for violence. There.were, for example, almost twice* as many murders or manslaughters per capita in metropolitan Atlanta during 1972 as there were in the Chicago area. Chicago 51st Chicago ranked 51st among the 215 metropolitan areas in murder and manslaughter per 100,000 population—behind cities like New York, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Dallas and Detroit There was less crime of all types per capita in Chicago during 1972 than in the urban areas of Fort Wayne, Ind., St. Louis, Albuquerque, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Honolulu. The FBI report, however, showed slight increase in both violent and property crimes in Illinois during 1972. Violent crimes—murder, 1 forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault—totalled 57,162, an increase of 3,762 over 1971. The increase was slightly less than the national increase of 2 basic rata Craft or Organisation parhr Boilermakers 8.15 8.65 Bricklayers 7.925 8.175 Carpenters 7.00 7.25 Millwright 7.97 8.22 Cement Masons —7.15 7.65 Electricians 7.60 8.36 Iron Workers 8.30 8.55 Laborers—Heavy & Highway 6.07 6.32 Bldg 6.325 6.675 Lathers .7.65 8.15 Operating Engineers Bldg 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 2 2 2 2 A 2 2 B 2 .40 .30 .30 .30 .15 .25 .40 .30 .30 pension rata parhr .65 .30 .15 .15 .25 .01% .375 .20 .20 Nevada, .per cent in violent crimes last year. But Illinois also reported an increase in property crimes- such as burglary, auto theft and larceny—while the national average for such crimes dropped by 2 per cent last year. The Illinois total was 222,293 property crimes, up 1,409 over 1971 Chicago had the highest total number of crimes and the highest per capita crime average among the eight Illinois metropolitan areas listed. Chicago led in Illinois in crimes per capita in all but one category, forcible rape where ChampaignrUrbana had a higher average per 100,000 population. Among downstate metropoli­ an areas, the FBI's index of all crimes per 100,000 population was: Bloomington - Normal, 1,799; Champaign-Urbana, 2,376; the Quad Cities, including Davenport, Iowa, 2,039; Decatur, 1,811 Peoria, 2,619; Rockford, 1,990 and Springfield, 2,492. The rate per 100,000 population in Chicago was 2,913. The ratio for the St. Louis area, including Madison and St. Clair counties in Illinois, was 3,587 per 100,000 population. Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group v 5 BH&H 2 2 2 2 2 C B B B B D 2 2 B B B B B B B B B .35 .35 .35 .35 .35 .35 .35 .31 .31 .15 .35 .35 .35 .35 .35 .35 .15 .55 .55 .25 .25 .30 .30 .35 .35 .35 .35 .20 .30 .30 $10.00 pr. wk. $10.00 pr. wk. $10.00 pr. wk. $10.00 pr. wk. H&H 7.80 7.775 40 7.60 7.575 40 7.325 7.30 40 7.05 7.025 40 6.94 6.915 40 Painters 6.28 6.78 40 Plumbers .7.56 8.32 40 Pipe Fitters 7.56 8.32 40 Plasterers ..6.85 7.35 40 Roofers - 6.50 6.75 40 Sheet Metal Workers 7.40 7.75 40 Terrazo Workers ...7.70 7.95 40 Tile Setters 7.70 7.95 40 Truck Drivers Class 1 ....6.575 40 Class 2 6.775 40 Class 3 6.975 40 Class 4 .........7.175 40 First two hours V/t, Thereafter double. Reg. & Sat. 1%, Sun. & Hoi. 2 Sat., Sun. & Hoi. l^i Overtime during reg. work week & Sat. Vh Sun- & Hoi. Double STATE OF ILLINOIS ) COUNTY OF KNOX )ss. CITY OF GALESBURG ) I, Olga E. Nelson, City Clerk of said City of Galesburg, Illinois, hereby certify that as such Clerk I am the keeper of the records of the said City and that the foregoing resolution is a true copy Of a resolution passed by the City Council of the City of Galesburg, Illinois, on the 30th day of July A.D. 1973 and duly approved by the Mayor of the City of Galesburg, Illinois, on the 30th day of July A.D. 1973 and now in force, the original of which is now on file in my office, and further certify that as such City Clerk I am keeper of the same. Witness my hand and seal of said City of Galesburg, Illinois, this 91st day of July A.D. 1973. OLGA E. NELSON, City Clerk Fireman Joseph Shreck and Lucky Dog Puppy Plucked From Rubble Of Hotel in 'New York City NEW YORK (UPI) - As firemen for the fourth day dug through the hill of rubble from a collapsed hotel, one of them watching for bodies spotted a puppy hanging by its leash from a power shovel loaded with debris. The 8-month-old mongrel was kicking and yelping furiously Tuesday as the shovel headed toward a dump truck. "Hey, there's a dog there," shouted the fireman, Joseph Shreck. The shovel swung to the middle of the street. Firemen released the leash from the bricks and mortar. One dripped water out of a hose onto the street. The dog lapped it up. It had been trapped under the 31-foot pile of rubble for 3Vfe days, ever since the University Hotel, once the city's most elegant, collapsed last Friday. The firemen also dug the body of a woman out of the wreckage. It was the second body found in the collapsed hotel, which since its heyday has mainly housed welfare clients. Four persons are still missing. No people have emerged alive from the ruins, however, the puppy was the 10th animal to come out alive. A cat and two dogs were found one day, and a dog and its five puppies the next. All except the latest were unhurt. This puppy, who was named Broadway Joe by the firemen in honor of football star Joe Namath, had suffered some compression of its rear legs and had a cut jaw, but otherwise was in good shape, a veterinarian said. Edwin Brown, 55, a presserj who lived in the hotel, owned the dog—which he had called Dino. He said he had set up a doghouse in his room and leashed the puppy to it. Apparently, the doghouse prevented rubble from hitting the puppy, and so saved its life, firemen said. Brown gave the puppy to Shreck and the other men of Engine Co. 24. j Keeps You Up On All the News and Costs You Nothing Extra ColUth^Register.MailfS^ZlSlond.Askifor Just 6to Us Your Vstafiofl Dales Your Carrier Bey ™* Save Each Day's REGISTER - MAU !PlJUJTWR# : y if-'fe. '"hi Sorry lut This Spiciol Offer Don Not Apply to Moil Delivery Subscriber!.

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