Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 11, 1975 · Page 2
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Page 2 Freeport (III.) Journal-Standard, Friday, July 11, 1975 PEARL CITY United Methodist Church celebrated Its 75th anniversary Thursday.night with an ice cream social and a pageant on an outside stage. . The scenes above and below depict Peter Cartwright, the area's first circuit rider, as he moved from community to community conducting weddings and confirmations. Mrs. Donald Barklow is shown at left as she introduced the pageant. She wrote the script and was the general director. The pageant drew an audience of 200 on a coo! evening.-Journal-Standard Photos. 'Kung Fu' Star Must Pay $20,000 Damages LOS ANGELES (UPI) - David Carradine, star of the "Kung Fu" television series, was ordered Thursday to pay $20,000 damages to a woman who said he leaped naked from a car and demanded she take her clothes off. In making the award. Judge Francis Marnell said "the court is of the opinion he (Carradine) was bombed out of his skull." Anrick Marie Kilty said she was . strolling in Laurel Canyon last year when Carradine drove up in a convertible and leaped naked from the auto, "grabbed me by my scarf and told me to take off my clothes." Freeport Journal-Standard Entered as second class matter at the Post Office of Freeport, Illinois. Published daily except Sunday by The FREEPORT JOURNAL-STANDARD PUBLISHING COMPANY, 27 South State Avenue, Freeport, HI., 61032. MAIL SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mail subscription rates in Stephenson and adjoining'counties: one year $25.00, six months $13.00, three months $7.00, one month $2.65. Mail subscription rates in the United States, -exclusive of Stephenson and adjoining counties: one year $30.00, six months $16.00, three months $9.00. For any other length of time inquire of our office. If you fail to receive your copy of The Freeport Journal-Standard by 5:15 p.m.. kindly call 232-1171 before 6:00 p.m., except Saturday call between 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. We will notify your carrier and have him bring you a paper. Gasoline Prices Are Up (n Chicago CHICAGO (UPI) - The price of regular and unleaded gasoline jumped by more than two cents a gallon and the price of premium was up nearly three cents in Chicago between June 29 and July 9, according to a city survey. The bi-monthly survey by the city Department'of Consumer Sales, Weights and Measures indicated that the biggest gas price increases were 1 in the western and central sections of the city. , The price of regular gas went from 60.1 cents a gallon to 62.5 cents a gallon - a 4 per cent increase. Premium went from 63.6 to 66.3 cents a gallon - a 4 per cent hike - and no-lead rose from 62.1 to 64.4 cents a gallon - also a 4 per cent increase. , It showed that gasoline prices were the greatest in the western and central areas of .the city. In the city's southern area, all categories of gasoline rose in price by 3 per cent. In the north, premium and no-lead both jumped 3 per cent in price but regular jumped 4 per cent from 57.6 to 60.1 cents a gallon. N The survey, released Thursday, also showed that the price of No. 2 fuel oil rose 9 per cent and No. 1 fuel oil rose 5 per cent during the same period. DRUG TO 8 W. Stephenson *rmm«j« ^v« 232-5194 Will Close At 7:30 P.M. (Regularly 9:00 P.M.) On Tuesday, July 15 So That Our Employees May Enjoy A Store Party. Stable Milk Prices Seen By Specialist URBANA - Milk prices in 1975 will be much more stable than they have been in the last two years, according to J. W. Gruebele, University of Illinois dairy marketing extension specialist. He said the Minnesota-Wisconsin price which is used as a basis for pricing milk in federal order markets will average about $7.15 to possibly $7.20 per hundredweight for the remainder of 1975. The superpool, blend price in the base-zone of the Chicago federal order market will average between $7.70 and $7.85. There will be a seasonal strengthening in milk prices, but they will not rise much above the price-support level during the rest of this year, he said. The manufacturing milk price will be supported at 80 per cent of parity through : March 1976 by action of the Secretary of Agriculture. Even though government purchases have increased, the Secretary of Agriculture is expected to maintain price supports at least >at the 80 per cent level through, March of 1977. One reason is that government stocks of butter and cheese are not accumulating. These products are being used for school lunch and other government programs. A second reason is that price supports for dairy products hav6 seldom been Decreased in an election year. Milk production for the .first five months of 1975 was. up slightly from a year ago. Production later this year will depend largely on. the prices for feed and milk, as well as on the slaughter-cattle market and on the general economic situation. For all of 1975, milk production is likely to be 116 billion pounds, v compared to 115.4 billion in 1974. The number of milk cows declined by 26',000 in April, which is the largest month-to-month drop since January 1974. this appears to reflect higher culling rates because of the increase in slaughter-cow prices^-• .' Milk output per cow is higher in 1975 than in 1974^ -but it is considerably below the long-term., average rise. Farmers cut the feeding of grain and-concentrate in response to the unfavorable milk-feed price relationships in recent months. On April 1, dairy farmers reported feeding 4.5 per cent less grain and concentrates per milk cow than a year earlier. Feed prices are likely to decline this fall, which will result in an improved milk-feed price ratio and encourage producers to increase feeding rates. Class I milk sales increased by 3 per cent. However, American cheese sales during the same period decreased by 12 per cent. American cheese sales were unusually high in 1974. Cheese purchases may have decreased because of relatively high cheese prices and relatively low beef prices. Nonfat milk powder sales were down by 42 per cent, but butter sales increased by 15 per cent*. Margarine prices have, dropped, and this could influence but-/ ter sales for the rest of 1975. Per capita civilian consumption of dairy products,in 1974 was down by 2.5 per cent from 1973, the sharpest drop since 1967. One factor was the decreased USDA donations to welfare and school-lunch programs. Another cause was the higher retail dairy prices and the decline in real consumer income. 'Duke'Gets Into Coal MARION^ 111. (UPI) - Actor John Wayne and six business associates may be getting into the coal degasifi- cation business. A realtor said Wayne visited Southern llinois coal fields Thursday in search of a site for a degasification plant. Dee Rodd said Wayne and his associates from Chicago and California were in the market for a site with about 5 million tons of available coal reserves. Rodd said he showed the group four or five sites in Williamson County and neighboring Franklin County and that Wayne seemed impressed. He said Wayne told him he was associated with a group that had developed a prototype coal degasification plant that removes methane gas from coal and leaves oil as a byproduct. Wayne's five-hour visit included a trip to a strip mining operation northwest of Marion where most miners stopped work to greet him. Study To Identify Natural Areas Will Include Jo Daviess County SPRINGFIELD - The Department of Conservation has begun a three-year program to identify and record natural land.and water areas within Illinois. Director Tony Dean announced, Dean said the n'atural areas invent tory contract was awarded to the Landscape Architecture Department of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and the Natural' Land Instftute. Rockfprd. at a. cost of $654,000, after competitive, proposal and bidding. The federal Bureau of Outdoor Recreation has approved cost sharing of the project, and will reimburse the state for $305,000, "The Department of Conservation, in cooperation with the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission, has a responsibility to protect and manage areas in Illinois which/exhibit natural conditions, provide habitat for rare and en- .dangered species ofwildlifeor vegetation, or include geologic; or other natural features of special scientific or educational value," said Dean. ''These natural areas are remnants of a heritage of all Illinois citizens, arid many : should be preserved and protected for public benefit." Since no comprehensive inventory of the state's natural areas'exists, the work of preserving them has been difficult because their location and quality are often unknown. Dean explained The inventory will be the first of this magnitude in the' country, with- re• searchers kicking at all of the remaining natural lands in Illinois using aenal surveys, aerial photography and intensive ground searches Work will be done on a county-by- courity basis, with initial pilot studies of Jo Daviess, McHenry, Fulton, Vermilion, St. Clair and Johnson counties v scheduled for completion this summer ""Public involvement'through nomi- " nations of areas for consideration by .the-researchers is an important part of the'inventory process," said Dean. '•"Contacts with scientists, educators, foresters.: soil conservationists, Extension advis,ers and others know!-' edgeable in natural land resources will also be an important phase of jtbe project." The riatural areas inventory will involve: ' -A complete search of the remaining natural lands of Illinois for significant terrestrial ecosystems. -A compilation of presently known natural areas, including aquatic ecosystems, endangered species habitat and geologic areas. -:.A survey of naturafareas presently used for research and educational pur- S/U Pay Increases "% Reduced 2 Per Cent EDWARDSVILLE, 111. (UPI) - Pay increases at Southern Illinois University would be held to 7 per centlhstead of a planned 9 per cent under a re'soiii- tion approved Thursday by the Board of trustees. | v / ; ." The action was prompted by anticipated budget cuts by the state. Textbook rentals on the Carbondale campus will end with the start of the fall'semester to complete a phasing out of the rental system as too expensive. In 1972, rentals were stopped in all except the General Studies area. A limited supply of textbooks will be held in reserve in Morris Library for use by students. The board approved a request to the Illinois Board of Higher Education for an additional $260,000 to expand a computerized utilities monitoring system on the Carbondale campus. Officials estimate the expanded system would save from $250,000 to $260;000 annually on utility bills. ' A plan to merge five departments within the College of Education at Carbondale into two new academic units was approved by the board. It must be approved by the IBHE. poses. -The recording of basic information on each area, including ecological data, location and legal status. -The development of a computer- based data retrieval and analysis system. - '. ':. The inventory will allow the department and. the Nature Preserves Commission to develop a comprehensive program for natural area conservation and it will aid in the distribution of state and federal land acquisition funds/Dean said. Collected information will also be used for environmental impact analysis oh development programs. Robert Riley, head of the,University of Illinois Landscape Architecture Department, is in charge of the survey, and a staff of interdisciplinary professionals and graduate students is being hired to do the research. Riley has requested that individuals or groups with information concerning natural areas notify: Natural Areas Inventory Office, University of Illinois, Room 214, Mumford Hall. Urbana, 111.. 61801. The Divorce Is On LOS ANGELES (UPI) - Cher says just sit back and be cool, you guys. Yes, she is getting a divorce from rock-. organist Gregg Allma'n and no, she. hasn't changed her mind. ,.-. The slender television star filed for a divorce Wednesday from Allman^after only nine days of marriage, saying she had "made a mistake,'; She married Allman three''days after her. divorce • 'from former partner Sonny Bono. She, and Allman separated five days later.., Reports spread Thursday she had- had another change of heart and wais,, calling off the divorce, Allman, ^ho. has made no public comment) reportedly was surprised by the divorce ac-,. tion. A spokesman for Allman in MarJ con. Ga., said they were not spiitting. ;Cher countered with a short, direct statement through a publicity agent: "I have not changed my mind. I am , going through with the divorce." THOUGHTS OH EDUCATION "Ballet?, by Orange Blossom, is one of the most unique diamond rings ever made. The exquisite swirls of 18k gold reach ou,t to embrace ^the .beautiful sparkling Orange Blossom diamond. "Ballet".. .as delicate as you. . .as exciting as the moment. Budget Terms Open Monday Evening Until 9P.M. I JEWELERS 101. Main ft. By James Ebersole,; Pastor • ' • .'•' • ".''^ In the October 21st issue of Newsweek rmgazint); there was a lengthy article entitled "Bock to Bosia in- Schools." The article said in a number of Instances such > innovations as open education, independent study, ond so-called "relevant additions" to the curriculum hove; been rejected by parents in favor of return to traditional ' schooling, characterized by letter grades, regular exam- Inatlons, strict discipline, and a stress on the tjuee "R's". The March 31st issue of Time magazine asks the ques-. tion, "Are US. Public School students learning less now than they did o decode or even a lew years ago?" According to the newly published result! of three separate , national tests, the answer seems to be yes. "Results of a study sponsored by .the United States Department of Health, Education, ond Welfare announced this year, showed the publ|9 school students reading levels hive been falling since the irtt-IfMV' The strongest evidence for the declining classroom learning comes from' the annual scholastic aptitude test which shows that ; scores have been lolling every year since 1942. Do you- realize that we spend sixty billion dollars a year on our-' public school system in the United/Stales?.' ;' • The big question lacing every'parent in America n, "Are we getting a lull dollars'worth out of the billions we ore spending In our public system?" The answer em- ohaticaily is "No!" Evidence hos mounted and a continv: uing to mount, to show that the public school system iiK railing. We can no longer allow educators to.'useiour children as'guinea/pigs in the experimentations:of jjiwh^ innovations ; os the open classroom, the modular Kr^ed:^ ding, etc. We must get bade to the disciplined closupomv and teaching our chityriPhow to ledrn and how to read; ond write and spell. One college W estimated that^i more than'ten percent of the Freshman Clou jweji? deficient in basic English skills and they place the,'Hamf/. squarely on the permissive high schools: I quote: "These students are quite conversant with local, notional,'and • international problems, said the admissions director, but] they can't write three consecutive declarative sentences in the English language." Kenneth Clark, the respected, social psychologist who heads the Metropplitan'Applied; Research Center, an educational think tank in New York' Gty, is scathing in his appraisal of what has happened in> the schools over the decode/Says dark, "I see no sub'-, stitute for the public schools'-teaching'reading) writing and arithmetic as the base upon which all other forms' •of education must rest. I don't believe a child can play any constructive role in this society if he is unoNe to, 'Jspejl or read or if he does not have an elementary sense- 1 " of grammatical structure." He goes an to say, "Any! theory that a child shouldn't be pressured, that he- shouldn't be frustrated, imposes on.the child the most; horrible form of self-depreciation. The essential ingredi-r ent in teaching children a to respect the child by insist,-^ ing that he does learn." It has been shown that students*that cannot read properly cannot work efficiently or effectively in any of their other subjects either. If the* child can't read he has trouble comprehending the i structions for mathematics, and the subject matter in so> cial studies, science, etc. '.••'"' "-' • Berean Christian Academy is proud of its traditionatt form of education and its disciplined atmosphere. We are 5 * proud that ; ou'r children are learning the bqsics that ore essential lor o well developed individual and we are/ doing it for less than half the cost of the public schook? system. The National Achievement test scores have con- 1 .- sistently ranked our students (particularly those who* 1 have been in our school lor one full year or. more) above grade level when compared on a nationwide scale. Some of the students who have come to our school have' improved as much as 3-4 grade levels in one 9 month-; period in some areas. Berean Christian Academy offers a' highly developed academic curriculum with.dedicated,.- skilled teachers in a loving, warm, disciplined otmos-' phere free from permissiveness, drugs, and immorality! Doesn't it seem sensible to invest your money in 'that "< which gives more in return? Why worry about what is* being put into the minds of your children? Send them to, a "worry free" school. Send them to Berean. For more information write, Berean Christian Academy, Route 1; freeport. Illinois 61032. . • ,' RADIATOR PUT THE "DAMPER" RISING FUEL COSTS! ON YOU MAY CUT HEAT LOSSES....... Reducing your heat loss relates directly to fuel savings. 6 inch Cellulose Fiber ceiling insulation could produce a 3096 FUEL SAVING ... full wall thick insulation an 18% FUEL SAVING. Con•serve valuable energy! Cut fuel bills! Reduce drafts! INSULATE NOW!. FREE ESTIMATES Ever seen a Stanley Steamer? 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