Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 9, 1975 · Page 6
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Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois · Page 6

Freeport, Illinois
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Wednesday, July 9, 1975
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P«0« 6 Freeport (Hl.| Journal-Standard, July g. 1 9 7S Cost Pared Slightly For Radio System The $66,000 estimate for a radio system for the new police station was trimmed by about $5,000 Tuesday night. The revised estimate was given to the City Council police and fire committee which met with a representative of the Police Service Bureau, Richard Gilley, and Stephenson County Sheriff Donald Scofield. Gilley, who drafted a completely new set of specifications for the system, presented a detailed explanation of each item. He said he corrected a number of deficiencies in the original specifications which were drafted locally. •,..'' Gilley suggested a 100-foot tower at the police station with a standby system atop the" Brewster apartments. Scofield said 'the city could use the county's system, rather than erecting a standby system, and vice versa. The committee accepted Scofield's suggestions, slicing an estimated $3,000 from the cost. The Commonwealth Edison tower, focal point of controversy when Motorola planned to use it in calculating its bid and General Electric didn't, would only be used in trie event of expansion of the city to the south, Gilley said. The consultant explained that his estimated cost of $66,000, trimmed to $61,000, included a maintenance contract and did not include trade-in allowances. With those two items figured in, the cost would be comparable to the 'bids submitted by GE ad Motorola earlier this year. Gilley;, who worked for Motorola for 19 years, told the committee he will have the final specifications draftedin two weeks. A bidders conference is scheduled for early August, he* said. The bids should be due to the city by Aug. 20, at which time' Gilley will scrutinize them, he said. He expects to have them ready for a committee meeting late in August. The committee" is hoping to present a bid recommen- * dation tp ( the council at the Sept. .2 , meeting.' i (THE BICENNTENNIAL FERVOR of Freeport businessman Maurice Rothsteln ;and the creative talents of Freeport artist Ron Moore are being combined in an outdoor wall mural covering the north side of the Rothsteln second floor apartment ;at 14 1/2 W. Stephenson St. Moore has finished off the Bennington Banner flag of Revolutionary War days, and Important figures of the Revolution such as Washlng- ^ton and the Mlnuteman will complete the vivid downtown display. Rothstein picked >up the Idea from a calender and obtained Moore to execute the iob.-Journal- Standard Photo. McGee Posts Bond; Free On Appeal Frank McGee, 45, of 48 S. Hancock ; Ave. was released from the Stephenson .County Jail Tuesday afternoon after posting 10 per cent of a $25,000 appeal bond. t The bond was set Tuesday morning .by Circuit Judge Everett E. Laughlin after he denied a motion filed by McGee's attorney asking for a reduced or modified sentence. , McGee was sentenced last week to one to three years at the Illinois Department of Corrections for the theft of barbecue grills from Structo Division of King-Seeley Thermos Co. McGee said this morning he would continue dealing in a secondhand furniture business pending his appeal and would begin looking for a job. He said he received a great deal, of •community support and that "a lot of people offered money." He said more than the required $2,500 was raised. Under terms of an appeal bond, the defendant is released from custody after posting 10 per cent'of the bond pending the appeal. ,. .:. A motion asking the court to appoint an attorney through the District Defender's Project in Elgin was also denied by Judge Laughlin in Tuesday's hearing. The project is designed for persons who cannot afford private at- •torneys. '..; McGee, who appeared on the stand briefly, declared that he did not have sufficient funds to hire a private attor- ney for an appeal. He told the judge he was making approximately $75 a week in the used furniture business, buying it on Monday and selling it on Wednesday. He said he had no real estate, did not have a car, although he had a truck for his business, had exhausted funds in a savings account and was supporting a daughter in college. He said his wife was employed and was making "between $10,000 and $11,000 a year" and had a car. "This court does not have before it evidence to establish the defendant as indigent when taking into consideration (the combined salary of) Mr, McGee and his wife," Judge Laughlin said. "Therefore the motion is denied." About 30 persons, most of them black, attended Tuesday's hearing in comparison ,with eight to 10 who attended the sentencing July 3. Although there'were ,no outright cries of "racism " during, the hearing as there were . during the sentencing, whispered com- -ments claiming racism were heard in the courtroom:. , ' . •! i V* ' Two Arrhy Mortars Reported Missing EAST ST. LOUIS, 111. (UPI) - Two Army mortar shells were missing today, and authorities warned residents i the shells are highly explosive. • • ^^"^^^^^^^^^^^^^v^MMVMMMi^iHMH^HHiHMMmH^HmimHmHiHim Not covered by an employer pension or annuity plan? Then here's good news for you! Good news if you're self employed or if your employer doesn't provide a pension or annuity pran. Now you can build your own retirement fund. And, even more good news — the dollars with which you build your pension are not subject to federal income taxes. Your BMA representative has a .vanety of plans. Choose the one that suits your exact needs and provides you a good retirement income for later with tax deductions all the while you build it. Take advantage ot a good thing. Contact your local BMA representative. After all, we're the company with over 65 years of service to the business man. VIRGIL SCHEIDER 1420 S. Benson Blvd. — 232-0316 y '! 4 > '•. }?* I?- ^ fe > f>V < f %' K & • '-* * ' 1 *"'«'*» "\ f ' I'*''' S* % ,„:*' ' ,\ -,*(•" xdl parties Photos. New Mental Health era ting 'HtyOp ROGER GLISAN Park District Names Head Of Recreation Roger Glisan, 1006 1/2 W. Stephenson St., was named Freeport Park District's supervisor of recreation Tuesday. Glisan, 24, succeeds Steven Erin, who resigned last month to take a similar job in Urbana. Glisan is originally from Fort Madison, Iowa. He received a bachelor's degree in parks and recreation from Western Illinois University. He came to Freeport in the summer of 1973. as an intern in the park program. He gained "lab experience" in a variety of areas including park police, administration and recreation. He was hired by the district after he graduated and has been working as a maintenance crew chief. As supervisor of recreation, he is responsible for the operation of the Oakdale Nature Preserve as well as maintaining the district's year-arbund recreation programs. He said he will keep the present ones going. He will be paid $8,500 annually. He had been making $3.50 per hour. Two hill-time patients are involved in the Community Day Treatment Center, a special treatment clinic of the Stephenson County Mental Health Department, the'mental health board was told Tuesday night. The center, which opened July 1 at 516 W. Main St., can handle up to 15 patients. Robert Dunbar, director of the Stephenson Mental Health Center, said two more persons will become patients at the center next week. "The (opening) figure is surprisingly low," Dunbar said. "We had kept a list of approximately 10 to 1,5 people who might attend the center. Many people will be referred to the center but will come at night. Although we hoped to have five to start the program, we are off the ground." The center is available to residents of Stephenson and Jo Daviess counties 18 years of age and over. Referrals are handled by the mental Health center. Coordinator of the program is John Horr. Mrs. Delores Estirvirne is a sec- ond staff member. Dunbar presented board members with a consumer survey which will be given to all patients at the mental health center at the time their case is closed. . "The survey is intended to allow the clients to evaluate the services they received and second, to give us some feedback," he said. The questionnaire asks that services of the center be^; rated'very satisfactory, satisfactory, poor or very poor. "The report is not detailed," Dunbar said. "We will be happy if we get 30 per cent response." The normal rate for return of questionnaires is 40 per cent, Dunbar said. Mrs. Carol Woodworth, chairman of the board, said a citizens meeting'to review and study the proposed fiye- year plan of the development of services for the state Department of Mental Health and Development Disabilities will be held July 21 at Rock Valley College in Rockford. Local Hospital News a look.-Journal-Standard Attorney General Candidate Visits Freeport Tuesday .Patrick T. Murphy, a young Chicago attorney who announced his candidacy for Illinois attorney general a month ago, visited Freeport Tuesday seeking support for his campaign. ' ,! Murphy talked, with some Democratic leaders in an effort to get their assistance in a primary election in which so far he is the only candidate. Murphy sees the office of attorney general as the attorney for the people of the state rather than for the. state government. He promises to intervene in citizens' interests before regulatory bodies and to oppose, growing and insensitive bureaucracy in government. In trips around the state, he said, he hopes to buildd a base of support. He said he does not yet have the support of Gov. Daniel Walker or Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley but he would welcome either or both. , Born on ,the South Side of Chicago, Murphy is a Northwestern University Law School graduate making his first foray into politics. He is former executive director of the Governor's Commission to Revise the Mental Health Code and is chief attorney for the Juvenile Office of the Legal Aid Society. - Births At Memorial Mr. and Mrs. Kim Kopp of Ridott are parents of a son born Tuesday in Freeport Memorial Hospital. A daughter was born Tuesday to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Strohecker of Pearl City. Patients At Memorial Surgical patients at Freeport Memorial are Sonya Wierenga, 1864 Middlebury Road; Brett Goodman, Freeport Route 5; and Raymond Polhill and Mrs. Harold Below, both of Stockton. Medical patients include Mrs. Ruth Bird, 614 s; Adams. Ave.; James Kennedy, 111 E. Washington St.; Andrew Lamia, 1603 S. Locust Ave.; Mrs. Abe Lenoir, 411 S". Carroll Ave.; Mrs. Paul Richey, 207 N. Park Blvd. Also, La Verne Boeke, Lena; Preston Kempel, Pearl City; Mrs. Fred Rhodes, 'Mount Carroll; Mrs. Roy Rupp, Lanark; Mrs. Harold Van Arsdale, Mount Morris; Jennifer Wick and Mrs. Ernest King, both of Rockford; and David Wing, Pecatonica. Reunions BUNTJER-WIEDER VEREINIGUNG The Buntjer-Wieder-Vereinigung reunion will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday July 20, at Krape Park, lower level Persons attending are to bring their own meat and beverage and a dish to share. , Mobile Home Park Expanding In Area The Stephenson Habile Home Park, about five/miles west of Freeport on Stephenson Road near the border of Harlem and Erin Townships, is about to expand. The County Board heard Tuesday that the site, owned by Tom Derenski of Freeport, will grow by 90 lots. No county approval was sought for the addition, and, according to County Zoning Administrator Eugene Lattig, none is necessary. Lattig said Tuesday afternoon the new development falls under a "grandfather" clause. In essence, Derenski has proved that work on the site began in 1968, well before county zoning laws took effect on May 1, 1971, and thus is exempt from the necessity of county approval. The grandfather argument was accepted last year when the county Planning Commission met to discuss the matter. In June the county Zoning' Board of Appeals agreed not to contest the action, based again on the grandfather argument. The state approved the development, with restrictions, this month. Also Tuesday, the County Board decided to table a recommendation to purchase maintenance equipment for the new courthouse building until the method of maintenance is chosen. Finance committee chairman Frank Furst questioned how the building should be cleaned and cared for and who should do it. He called for a written plan of maintenance procedures with an attached itemized budget. "It seems to me we first should have a plan of attack," Furst said. "Then . we can buy equipment?" x. The public property committee has considered using county employes to doinost of the routine cleaning and repairs. Sheriff Don Scofield asked if he is to remain the building's custodian, overseeing all operation. No decision was made. Elmer Kaufman reported the cornerstone time box will be ready'for installation at the end of July. AD material to be included is ready, and the stainless steel container should- be completed within two weeks, he said. No date for an installation ceremony has been set. The board approved purchases of an icemaker for the Stephenson Nursing Center ($1,100) and an electronic file retrieving system for the sheriff's office ($5,481.12). A picnic at the Blackhawk Monument at Kent for board members and their families was agreed to but no date was set. . Civil Defense Holds Meeting Thursday , The Stephenson County Civil Defense Agency will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Freeport Chamber of Commerce office, 12 N. Galena Ave. Volunteers are still needed for the disaster group. Interested persons are welcome to attend the meeting. at the noan meeting of the Freeport Kiwanis Club, showed a m™e « vSt S CL^, '"'T! 1 r Stl ° n - and - aiiswer sesslon was »' on Photo ^ becoming superintendent in January.-Journal s BUSINESS MEN'S ASSURANCE I _ Everyone's Invited To A Hawaiian Luai WEDNESDAY, JULY 9TH, 1975 Serving From 6:06 P.M. • Roast Pig • Hawaiian Chicken • Mai Mai (White Fish) • Dressing •Rice •Fruit •Salad FREE L£/5 — LIMBO CC ~ "— Live .I Entertainment With •«»••* CORD BAKER" uCKV Freepprt's New 'In' Place Sugar 9 n Spice Freeport Lincoln Everyones Getting A At State Bank of Freeport Free Safe Deposit Box Free Travelers Checks Free Notary Service Free Money Orders Free Cashier Checks Free Checking

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