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Galesburg, Illinois
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Saturday, August 11, 1973
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r" * • % \- - ft * 8 f 1 I I f i At? I J ..A i u ,V7: -TCI —I h k vrv: r r • m ? — it v. 4 V . By ANDREA FERRETTI (Staff Writer) Bob Waftera, wWterhadred and 72, looks like he's silting in an easy chair as he travels along on his 1970 Hartey Da- vidaon motoricyde. Waiters, 1892 Grand Ave., lest when he talks his more-ten-SO^ear love affair with qydes atnd the^ trophies and pi ing room earned by his rid* drag talent. He's proud of bis victories, but he'd rattier .talk about the dub he helped start in 1923—the Gafleisfbwg Motor- cyde CWb, whiiich is celebrating its 50th anniversary this Sunday. WALTERS IS the oldest active member. The club is one of the oldest active motorcycle organizations in America. Walters remembers 1932 when he was on the dub's polo team, motoring down a cycle tack, kicking a soccer ball. The team, wearing T- sMirts bearing the letters GflVtC, played teams from Chi- caigo, % Peoria, &kx>mingtbn and Ottawa. American Motorcycle THEY BUILT a chfitaufe about seven mStes west of UtUe Mm to join the club, quired, "N* bwtos," om OF LITTLE'S fondest Gatesbuirg on land where they held field meets, polo games and 200* five acres of rnem«ies is rumblk^ Op • hill "You couldn't touch it (the and 30 °- mlite endurance runs. Oquawka. He and hi§ co- dubbed the hill Mi. Os* but he can't remember bail) with your bands," Walters said. "We still play, but mostly within the club. "We used to run 8-hotur endurance runs too. Originally they were albout thrfce^ourbhs of a mile long. We called tfaeim relay races. Whatever we caflted them, it was a long time to set on one of those things/' The cfhib began in a normal way. A group of young men would gather to oyde around town, and eventually decided to form a club and became alflfMated with the Now they have a clubhouse built in 1931 — about seven miles north of Gatesburg along U. S. 150. There are 34 acres of land and three tracks. And young and old belong. "Some of the young ones get married and drop out," Walters noted. Another club member, Richard Little, 1160 WUlartl St, joined because he took pic- lures of cycles as a hobby. "It. was one of the most interesting things to photograph/' Little said. He later became president, serving for nine years. A member 40 years, he's now C5. Asked what motivated they selected that name* The club been active since its founding except during World War II, Wa\ters said. And each Fourth of July they would draw crowds to watch motorcycle races. But when the city started putting on free entertainment on the Fourth, the crowds decreased at the cycle track. "We should pull the fuses out of the city 's firecrackers, 0 said Del Moore, 485 W. Sanborn St., another member of the club and a city employe. Most people think motorcycles ire something fairly new, according to Moore. But the fiist Hariey-DavMson was built ki 190*, said Walters. In fsct, WaKere stiH has an operative Mar ley which haa the original back tire. "It's htft the aan* air though," Walters Joked ''That thing goes putt, you start it again, it goes putt/' Moore laughed. THE OLD BIKE has a belt drive, no transmission and a coaster brake like a bteyde. It grumihJes at up to 40 miles hour. "This thing Just per i-poofe along," added. Walters owned the Harifcy- Davidson shop at 55 S. Chambers St, {or 48 years. He says the old bikes were so Ngh could almost see over you cars. He still rides his 1907 in parades. In one not long Ago* little girte totting batons Just ahead of him kept stopping <when they would drop a baton of become tired. "The thing gotmhotlhatltopullina shop/' Waiters said. He called it a day befere the parade was finished. Walters and the other club mentors now take long trips to places tike Kentucky or Wisconsin. On one trip, a passerby looked at Walters and other club members, turn* ed to his wife and said, "See Mom, toW you I wasn't too old to ride one." Walters said the man was about 61. "I told him I could hardly remember 'that far back." MOORE SAID that when Walters goes along on a trip he "sits there like he's on an easy chair." Asked if he thought the motorcycling had kept Mm in shape aU these years, Welters replied, "Well, I can still breathe, I guess." Price of School Lunches Expected To Go Up in Fall Galesburg Sets Celebration Bob of Walters, 72, Grand Ave., is still an active motorcycle enthusiast. His 'iove affair" with the machines goes back more than £0 years. He is also one of the founders of the Galesburg Motorcycle Club, which will celebrate its golden anniversary at a picnic here Sunday afternoon. At left is Walters' 1907 Harky-Davidson mo t o r c y c Ie which he still rides. SPRINGFIELD, 111. (UPI) The price of school lunches will go up in most Illinois school districts this fall, an official of the state Department of Public Instruction said Friday. The department has revised its restrictions on maximum lunch prices to allow schools to take advantage of the penny- for-penny "pass through 0 provisions of the Phase IV federal guidelines, Robert Ohlzen, director of school food services, told UPI. The state is required, under state and federal school lunch assistance programs, to be sure school lunch programs operate on a non-profit basis, Ohlzen said, and "we found that no one needed to charge more than 30 cents." He explained that the 50-cent figure was not an absolute ceiling but said no school district was able to justify a higher lunch price in cost analysis. Under the department's new regulations; the federal Phase 1892 IV economic stabilization provi- will Dermit school dis- cent increase in food costs, based on federal government estimates, plus an additional two to three cents per half pint for milk. Those figures would bring a lunch that previously cost the child about 40 cents up to stout 50 cents. "Now who knows where it will go," Ohlzen said when asked to estimate what the average price would be in September. "We have no doubt the price will go up in most districts." He said, however, some school districts may elect to absorb some of the increased costs. In addition to higher costs, many school districts are having trouble getting confirmations their orders for food will be filled, especially meat orders, Ohlzen said. He said department dieticians have prepared 10 basic meals using such protein substitutes as cheese and eggs. ''Most districts have told us that suppliers will provide what they have available, but will not make long range commitments," Ohlzen said. "We've had panic calls from lunchrooms with no bids for meat," he said," and "milk will foe a problem too. ,M \ i Beautiful Baby Five-month-old Valerie Ann Ducy, Springfield, decided to use her trophy for teething after winning first place in'Fri­ day's Illinois State Fair baby pageant. Mrs. Michael Ducy proudly displays her daughter and the trophy. UNIFAX Chamvion Sunda State Steer School Boost Laird Say Way Hush CHICAGO (UPI) — Presidential tafdvisior Melvin Laird, a former defense secretary, said Friday he approved a system to keep U.S. bombing raids over Cambodia a secret in 1969. Laird said, he sions win permit tricts to pass on to pupils their increased costs, Ohlzen said. Thus, if a lunchroom's increased costs averaged out to five cents per student, the lunch could go up a nickel. ' Milk increase The average cost of school lunches in grade and high schools statewide is currently in the "low 40s" for a basic school meal, Ohlzen said. He predicted about a 15 to 20 per School lunch prices may be increased by School District 205 Board of Education at its meeting Monday, Lowell J. Bettsworth, assistant school superintendent, said today. .Betsworth said that although prices would be increased, it would be impossible to pass on the full cost of the meals because of the hardship involved. The district will have to absorb some increasing food costs, he said. School lunches presently cost 35 cents for grades K-3, 40 cents for grades four to six, 45 cents for grades 7 to 12 and 50 cents for adults. How much prices may be increased was not disclosed todav. The board, Which will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the district office at 590 N. Prairie St., will also consider bids for cafeteria and food supplies, he said. Because of suppliers' difficulties in predicting availability of food, it appears that school lunch menus will be built around what's avaliable, said Betsworth, A ttacks The Weather jMaquon Man Is Released SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - The Illinois State Fair moved into its first weekend today by honoring the state's mayors and launching competition leading to selection of the Grand Cham- L pion steer on Sunday, Fair officials expected sunny skies and warm temperatures to draw record crowds through the fair turnstyles. A wide range of livestock competition, harness racing, a country western grandstand show and the gigantic midway topped the day's at- mayors and w ere "make-it- special However, •falsified ciSficial never ttaisiuaa any documents given to Congress or the press and never ordered falsified press such documents by else. Raid 'Necessary' Laird told a news conference he approved scored reports on the Camibodian bombing because the Cambodian government agreed it was neccs&ary to knock out North Vietnamese supply points, but had asked that the bombings be kept confidential. At the time, Laird said, ths U.S. was bombing both South Vietnam and Cambodia. He said that as secretary, of defense he devised a plan under which tihe Cambodian bombing would be reported only to the President and the Joint Chiefs of Staff while only the South Vietnamese bombing would be reported publicly. ILLINOIS: Partly cloudy tonight with chance of thunderstorms north and central. Partly cloudy Sunday with chance of thunderstorms central and south. Low .tonight low 60s to low 70s. High Sunday 80- On Bond Following Hearing tractions. More than 200 town representatives scheduled to vpttend "Mayors Day' 1 activities at the fair, which included a reception given by the Illinois Municipal League with Gov. Daniel Walker and other dignitaries. Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley was not scheduled to attend, according to fair officials. Judges Narrow Field In the livestock barns, judges narrowed the field of junior steers vying for the title of Junior Grand Champion. Both the Juhior Grand Champion and the Junior Reserve Champion will compete Sunday in open competition for Grand Champion steer of the Illinois State Fair. Other livestockjudging included Hereford cattle, junior breeding swine, Hampshire and Co- poultry. It was also the opening day of the "Rooster Crowing Jamboree", a contest among roosters to see which one can crow the most often. Finals of that contest are set for Tuesday. Also on the day-s program was amateur' bicycle racing, a school : band" • contest, a ri ^tyle 1 snow and a square dance festival. The Grahd > Ote Opry featuring George Jbnes, Tafomy Wynette and Freddy Hart was scheduled for two evening performances at the grandstand. Friday' nightf a capacity - crowd of 15,000 jammed the grandstands to hear the pop singing of Seals and Crofts. Friday was the opening day of the fair, and though muddy grounds hampered some events, it was a perfect day weather- wise for the opening day celebration. Gov. Daniel Walker snipped the ribbon to officially begin the fair and then viewed ai 45- minute circus parade. It was "Young Americans Day" and many of the activities -Were aimed at the young. Those activities included a baby pageant, a pigtail - ponytail contest, a high school stage band contest and baton twirling. Robent H. Van Treese, 21, aqUon, posited bond aid was WESTERN ILLINOIS: ciear toifefeaised from custody after he Jf^itt appeared Friday in Knox Coun- Kht thun-lty Circuit Court amd was changed with aggtnatvaited as, unlawful use of weap- , (A . ... T i U ! 1 IOWA: Partly cloudy northeast, "At no time did I authorize variable cloudiness southwest with ons emea- derstorms. Low tonight 65-70. High Sunday 85-90. . , .„ „ i chance of thunderstorms tonight awone to falsify Air Force, and Sunday. Low tonight «0s north, _ - ' /around 70 south. High Sunday Navy or any other reports mostly 80s. while I was secretary of defense," Laird said. He said the decision to bomb Cambodia was made in a meeting among (himself, President Nixon and the National Security Council. Laird said the U.S. raids on Viet Cong and North Viet- outpbsts in Cambodian allowed the territory States * United 0 bagin withdrawing troops from Vietnam. He said the bombing was See 'Laird Melvin Laird . divulges secret records (Continued on Page 11) EXTENDED FORECAST ILLINOIS: Mostly cloudy Monday through Wednesday, chance of showers Tuesday and Wednesday. Low 60s north, 70s south. High 80s. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 81; mornings low, 70. Sky mostly cloudy, wind out of the South, at 5 m.p.h. (Friday's maximum, 86: minimum, 62). Sun rose today at 6:07. sets at 0:02. Precipitation .00 of an inch. Humidity 90%. RIVER STAGES Dubuque— UM fall 0.6 Davenport—5.7 rise 0.1 Burlington—8.4 rise 0.1 Keokuk—5.0 rise 0.1 uincy—11.4 fall 0.6 rafton—15.5 rise 0.1 St. Louis—12.3 rise 2.8 Cape Girardeau—18.0 rise 0.6 LaSalle—U.8 rise 0.5 Peoria—12.0 rise 0.1 Havana—9.2 rise 0.4 Both charges arc mi nors, and bond was set at $2,000 on eaoh count. A hearing on the charges was set for Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. Van Treese was taken into custody after he and his wife allegedly pointed a gun at several patrons of the Three Crown Room in the Hotel Custer Thursday night and used the gun to hold police at bay wftile they esicaiped. Van Treese and his wife were involved in a traffic aocidienit on the Linwood Road a short time later, and he was arrested after he took her to Cottage Hospital for treatment of injuries. She remains hospitalized. Giadesihurg Police Oajpt Jerry Friend said late Friday that the depairtment had received oals from citizens who weire at the hotel Thursday n:ght. Friend said most callers either expressed fear for their own safety or irritation with poliice far releasing Van Treese. Friend pointed out that polfce had charged Van Treese with armed violence, aggravated assault, reckless conduct amd unlawful use of weapons. * ( I pointed cuit to the callers th/at police can only arrest an ofitender. It is the state's attorney who charges him and the courts that set bond." Oneida Man Shows Champ Red Poll Bull in Springfield Here NGFIELD, 11. (UPI) list of winners is a competition at the 1973 Illinois State Flar: Marbles Chfedene Ebber Grand The LIVESTOCK Red Poll Open chaimpion bull, Hairley P. Olson, Oneida, 111.; grand champion tenale, Oakview Acres, McLeansboro, 111.; premier breeder award, Oakview Acres; Land of Lincoln gramd champion bull Oakview Acres; Land of Lincoln grand cbtampion female, Oakview Acres. Chamlais Open sten, Elkhart, 111. JUNIOR ART Oil — Gerald J. Erley, Springfield. Jcianetite Wy- Grand Hot, Cold Spots NEW YORK (UPI) highest temperature reported to champion bull, Joseph Hutchi- the National Weather Service son and Alex Stauffer, Blue and'Mounds, Wis.; Land of Lincoln n bull. Russell Watercolor ?ker, Lincoln. Prints and drawings ;te Wynieker. ADULT ART Jean- Oil —• Sue Stotler, Benton. Drawings Rochester, 111. Watercolor Springfield. Helen Taft, Ken Clubb, Friday excluding Alaska Hawaii was 109 degrees in Blythe, Calif. Today's low was 144 degrees at Newport, Ore. Cham Saving Idea May SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - What began as a project to save women's backs at Illinois' only reformatory for women could wind up saving their sense of self. Help ^ v i TA Women's 'Sense of Self 9 Illinois Corrections Director first, there was some anxiety, hejwomen's pride in themselves as said. Many female staff mem- women. bers were particularly leery. But now, Sielaff said, the three men — who live in a cot- "When I was in Pennsylvania here this concept is being test- tage well apart from the women ed" female Sielaff said, saw themselves as wom- have been fully accepted, and j en again the moment men came Allyn Sielaff said Friday three Sielaff plans to bring in more oh the scene, male prisoners in their mid-30's! men until the male-female ra- once it wasn't true." so they might as well start ad- We have no timetable. We're Sielaff said there was "no re- justing while they're in the in- going to go about it in a system- action and no publicity" whenlstitution." grand champion bull, Woadboek. Eiwood, 111. Rambouillet Open — pion ram, Richard Hampton, Windsor, 111.; Land of Lincoln grand champion ram, Richard Hampton; champion ewe, O.A. Wright, Greenwood, Ind.; Land cf Lincoln champion ewe, Rieh- \ he broached the idea in Penn sylvania where he headed the were brought to the previously;tio is 50-50. There are some 100 ity, less hand - holding, fewer all-female facility at Dwight in women at the reformatory. • butch corrections system five years before coming to Illinois this year. And, he said, the idea is "There was less Lesbian activ- not new in Illinois. Reduce Overcrowding Another benefit of co - educa- atic way." tion at Dwight, Sielaff said, will be a reduction in overcrowding at some Illinois prisons. He said Dwight has only half the inmates The Geneva School for Girls lit can handle while other facili- ard Hampton. Cotswa&d.and Lincoln—Grand and women chQjmpion ram, Teresa Kruse could eventually work together Cyclist Killed SPRINGFIELD (UPI) — William Wicks, 28, Springfield, was foiled and another person was critically injured Friday when the motorcycle Wicks was driving collided with a car at a busy intersection here. READ THE WANT ADS! in the classroom, at play and in vocational workshops. The director said absolutely no sexual relations will be con- Decatur; grand champion ewe, Robert Hsjggemeier, Naishville, 111.; premier breeder, Robert Heggemeier. Card Thanks I wish to express my appreciation service shown me late July. Restore Women's Pride And Sielaff said. minute HOBBIES Match/box models of the day. We're hoping we ; Dsmpsey, Peoria, have the same experience we •am haircuts," the director,became co - ed about a year i ties, such as Stateville in Joliet, ago, before I got here," Sielaff are bursting at the seams. The reason, Sielaff said, was And Sielaff is hoping the had begun to think of herself as said. "It's been working fine. Sielaff said he is working on .... _ . to relieve female inmates of transition to co - education will a Lesbian before the introduc- These boys and girls are going'a program of supervised co-edu- had in Pennsylvania. Men were lyn McCormick, Chicago, back - breaking work like heav- not only ease overcrowding at tion cf men. But when they to have to live together in the cational activity at Dwight so glad to have women around Christmas ornaments tag heavy cartons of meat. Aether institutions but restore the arrived, she said she knew at community when they get out/'but we're not going to rush it. they didn't abuse the privilege.";Ho:nstein, Springfield. my illness. Special Thanks to Dr. Stansbury, Dr. Bohan, S e a n I Fat,ier P re *idergast, all the nurses and aides, and friends Caro -I and relatives for the flowers and many cards and gifts. Ptttr Ptrardt

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