Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 12, 1975 · Page 5
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Freeport, Illinois
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Saturday, July 12, 1975
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Page 4 Freeport (III.) Journal-Standard, Saturday! Julyl2, 1975 The City Airport Commission was/ told Thursday that a $90,000 grant from, the state for improvements at Albertus Airport failed to pass the state legislature. .' .... ;...,-;- : -,v Gov. Daniel tyaiker's, Accelerated Airport Development Program would have provided $7 million to 52 Illinois airports. The City Council had passed a resolution approving the city's maximum share of about $11,000, or about 12.5 per cent of the project's cost. In .reality, the city would have only had to pay for only 6.25 per cent of the project. The lower percentage resulted from the city's having an unemployment rate greater than five per cent and submitting engineering plans early. ,. ,';We are quite disappointed -about this action,. Sorne of the projects were badly needed and the. engineering work has beerf donei", a disgruntled Mayor ; Mark Mark McL'eRoy "said Friday afternoon. '"',",.- ' • ..;"-; "-,'.) . t The. program, came ,^'hder .fire locally immediately.upon its announcement. The 'comm'ission felt that the speclfip. pro^ejcts outlined,, (blacktopping the access road,' parking lot and areas around hangars) were not the most pressing needs at the airport. The commission submitted its own list which was soundly rejected and further criticism was.leveled at the project for lack of local suggestions. The commission .felt that an addition to the building for use as a classroom Public Aid Appeals Committee Unresolved About Initial Case An investigation continues into the first case heard by the recently formed c-Stephenson County public aid appeals committee, County Board chairman George Koehler said Friday. The committee met June 16 on an appeal by Mrs. Roberta Griffin, Freeport Route 2, who said she was unable to pay medical bills totaling more than $2,500 from treating her late husband. Koehler said there were developments after the hearing which are "still being investigated." Mrs. Griffin was told at the hearing that she would hear from the committee in a week. She said Friday she had heard nothing and Koehler acknowledged there had been no communication. "I'm sitting here waiting yet," Mrs. Griffin said. There has been no pressure by the creditors to collect the bills, she said. ' .-...Before taking her case before the appeals committee, Mrs. Griffin had taken the bills to Florence Township Supervisor Harold Ksney. Kaney told the committee he had received no bills from Freeport Memorial Hospital. There was an apparent misunderstanding on whether Mrs. Griffin's husband had insurance coverage at his place of employment. A reporter sat through the June 16 hearing, but Koehler said Friday, that subsequent hearings on' ia,ny cases would be off limits to'hews media, on advice of' States''Attorney William Sisler. Sisler quoted from .st^e statute which says -local' governmental units and their officers are barred from disclosing, records, Hies, papers and com> munieations of aid,,applicants, and recipients. .,,/ ,,..„ .. ...... The committee was not aware of the statute before the hearing, Sisler said. Koehler said he "got heck from public aid" after the hearing. ' City Legal Counsel Situation In Flux What the city is doing about resolving the problem of losing a legal department is being kept in confidence. Mayor Mark McLeRoy said he will not discuss the issue, and said the only thing he would say is, "We have not re^ solved the problem yet." When asked if he was negotiating with the law firm of Kroeger, Burt and DeMik (which held a contract to provide the city legal services last year) or seeking other attorneys, he refused to comment. Corporation Counsel Woodruff "Burt ,and City Attorney George Dzielak asked the City Council finance com. mittee this year to double their&rinuai; salary of $20,000. ".: Burt also refused to comment Friday morning when asked if his'firm had changed its offer to the city. "Because of. the public airing, there has been no meaningful exchange between the two parties," Burt said. Burt stunned the finance committee during a May meeting which was designed to discuss the 1975 : 76 fiscal year budget. He presented five proposals to the committee.-' : , ... ,. ,,, ' ; He said the "two-man department worked more than .l.OflO .hours, in the period from April 15;. l$74,d;o April this year. The legal department was"paid $19,147.50, Burt said. The city budget this year allowed only $2Q,000 fpr Burt and Dzielak, and ?6,000"tor"a's!5istaltt city 'attbrney John Wniton Jr., the same as last. year. The 1 legal department fee's have been rising steadily over the past seven years,., In ,1989-70 and, 1970-71, the fee was budgeted at $7,623.36. The next two years, it was $12,000 and the past three years it has been $20,000. , Burt said in May the fee his firm charges for private clients for the same amount of hours would be $41;809.90 or $22,654,40 more than the city paid last year. The popular rate for attorneys in Freepprt is between $40 and $50 ah hour. ' • thus far,, the: City Council has not approyed any increase, iitfees to th,e, legal department. The mayor was instructed to seek information frpm the Illinois Municipal League in the field, and to get comparative •salaries in cities equal ift -size to " Firemen ,.". ' ~~ '' ~ •-"'' •-•*•••* Funds ^ The Frport- Rural; Fire :Depart- 'ment has s^eduled .aV'^opean high- wireJ show ^hef e [ Tuesday to raise mpney 'to buy new radios. ^' Europprama 'will -^resent ''its two- hour aerial show' at the 'Stephenson County Fairground grandstand at 7 JUGGLING will be among the skills shown when Europorama appears In Freeport Tuesday to raise money for Freeport Rural Fire Department radio equipment. • iu--- ' •• Mohe'yf'taised'^vWll be? allocated for radio equipment?: for' ''the ambulance service that the district 'Will undertake next year. Other mpne^raised will be used to replace some of the older radio monitors which the volunteers have in their-homes. Europorama is not a circus but a show which includes high wire and ground acts. Aims - . . ..• . ; and meeting . room, was the-.second .highest (-and most expensive) priority. The,highest.priority, however, was. repairing and repainting hangars, and ' possibly ijuilding more. There. is a... waiting list Jipw/.fpr,hangar&,at, the afr- ' The money for,the project,was in-, tended to-create jobs-throughout the state, Walker said in,,announcing the program,. Locally, the commission could hot see how giving business to a blacktop company, wpulid help the .unemployed. , ' „ .The mayor said Thursday he was not -positive that the funds, had been abolished, but said he .called the Department of Transportation Friday morning and found out there would be no .funds; , . '..'.' ,. , ; "The engineering costs ,\^lUa,ll on the shoulders of, the state," i .McLeRoy said. He said the program was Jgst another, "big ahnpuncerneht',,with no !..'. money to back it.'' Th£ mayorsaid the commission is actively, going'to seek .the Completion of a new master plan for '.he airport. "The ,DOT'said the , mpney for the plan would not be in the 7,6 budget but, told us tg submit a request for funds in the 77 budget to aid in the master plan' payments," McLeRoy said. ' . He said the second priority is the lengthening of the runway to compete with area airports and dh»w industrial planes and eventually commercial aircraft into Freeport. Public Bodies Set Meeting The schedule of meetings of tax-supported bodies in Freeport for next week follows, with the times /and places of meetings and items to be'dis- cussed when known. The meetings are open to. the public except "When* an executive session is noted. ' Tuesday Highland. Community College Board of Trustees, 7:30 p.m.," Building A, HCC campus.-A public hearing on the 1975-76 budget will he'held. : City Council street committee and health committee, 7 p.m., City Hall council chambers" • tP open Bids on equipment and discuss with school board members their objections tp putting a $re station at $by. Street near Carl Sa,n r dburg School!' Wednesday Freeport Board of Education, 7:30 p.m. 1205 S. Chicago Ave., regular monthly meeting. County Public Building Commission, 4 p.m., Federal Building,(post office), regular meeting.- ; Thursday Human Relations Commission, 7 p.m., City Hall councircha'mbers Regular monthly meeting".' Marriage Licenses AT FREEPORT Michael C. Weedra.......:........:..;.:...£ockford Beverly Ki Long...;.... :„.....<;.:..?(jcatonica Dale L. Johnson... Freeport' Kathleen M Schramm same Although about four weeks behind schedule, the city's mass trans-" -portion .study is in full'swingvaria should be: completed by Deceiriber.T"'' Th'at was the word Friday following a meeting in City Hall of thtfse in- yoly$d in the study. .f : "Hie meat of the study, .the phone siirvey, will be conducted Aug. 11,"; Mayor Mark McLeRoy said Frida^..afternoon: . ' * " He said about 20 persons .Will.volun- teer their time to call a scientific random sampling of persons throughout the city in gathering opinions of the needs of busing in Freepprt.. '.. , "August 9, I will have mailed.from my office letters to 500 persons Jnfopn-, ing them they will be. called the following week," McLeRoy said. The sampling will be done by a subcontractor to DeLeuw and Gather Co., the consultant for the study. When asked if the city was doing anything to hold up the study, a state Department of Transportation spokesman said it wasn't. If the DOT is not holding up the survey and the city isn't,, the mayor insinuated the only< other party^inyolved, DeLeuw and Ca-, •••' / -••••' • • •••• U '•''•.•,••' Local Births At Memorial Mr. and Mrs. Brian Woessner of Mount Carroll are parents of a daughter born Friday at Freeport Memorial Hospital. ' A son was born Friday to Mr. and ° f 'i And ™ cle ? "•* *k Lion" examines the scroll which explains the story during a recent rehearsal. diictlon, the third of the season, will feature, left to right, Mlke/Weckerly, Pat SutterUn, Janet Katel (kneeling), Peter Audience Ge ts Into The Act In Upcoming Play It's a play where the audience is encouraged to talk to the animals. The children's play "Andrj>cles and, the Lion," the'third production of Highland Community College's Summer Set Theater program will open Tuesday and will feature a unique type of theater-one in which the audience plays ah active part in the program. The play will be presented nightly through July 19 in the HCC theater. Curtaintime for all performances is 7:15 p.m. A special performance is planned Monday night for children from SW^yincent's Home, St.' 'Francis School, "Icing's t)aughters"Children's Homes .and for special guests. The pTayV an adaptation of the legend of an'old man a"hd a lion who'be- come friends after the old man removes a thorn from the lion's paw, is written in the Italian commedia dell'arte style according to Larry Boiler, director of the production. That it is written in this style'is v one of the reasons Boiler selected thV play/ "Commedia dell'arte is a style which uses character types and exaggerated stage movement," Boiler said. "The style is very old and was.derived from the traveling troupes which wen- tthrpugh Europe." Because they traveled so far, people often could not understand; the language, so the play was understood through the actions and cartoonish otions of the characters, he said. But Boiler, who is an English instructor at Freeport High School, says the play was chosen for other reasons also. , " "There are also some songs in the play which should appeal to children," he said. "The play also allowed us to have animals in the, cast. Anytime high school kids are dressed up like animals, it has appeal.", Among the animals in the cast are a lion, two rabbits, a squirrel and a porcupine. v "The animals will be both on the stdge and will mingle -with the audience," Boiler said. ^Before the play begins, we'll have them out in the lobby." - .:;.^'i '"' Although the curtain will rise at 7:15 p.m., there will be action on the stage from about 7 p.m. "We are playing for audience involvement," he said. "And often the characters "talk to the audience. The audience is made to feel that they were gathered especially for the play and for example, the lion asks the audience to roar and asks directions. We're hoping .the audience wjfll be spontaneous, which can happen anytime with children.". Although it is labeled a ''children's play," Boiler said adults would appreciate the show too. The show will appeal to children from age four or five to adults, he said. "The play has many levels of appreciation." A giant pageant wagon will be rolled on stage at the beginning of the play which will serve as the basis for other scene settings. Advance publicity stated the colorful costumes and makeup "promise to awaken the imag"- ination of any viewer who has hissed a villian, cheered a hero or loved an animal." ' . . The cast includes junior and high school students.from Freeport and the area, Boiler said. Rehearsals '. have been held several times each week, for the past three or four weeks. "We didn't have a large turnout for tryouts," he said, "but we have are good. They are, for the most part, all experienced. A couple were in the children's show last year .and some have worked on other plays together, so they have a rapport established." Members of the cast are Laura Laughlin, Janet KateCMike Weckerly, Rosey Hayes, Pat Sutterlin., Pete Kniskern, Joanne Jeffrey, Mark .and. Gleji Beyermann, Debbie Midthun, Laurie Reiling, Jeff Gill and Susan Gorman.\ , • Additional information on the play may be had by calling the college,' 2336121, extension 355. Reservations may be made by calling 232-3556. Group;' rates are available. : Triple header perm sale! Choose the one right for you. Three fantastic values "Balsam Plus" perm; reg. 12.50, Sale 9.88 Helene Curtis ''Phase 7" perm; reg-J 7.50, Sale 13.88 "Proteine'"perm .,Reg. $20, Sale 14.88 Our fabulous safe lasts just two weeks—so better hurry. ' .' « Charge it! Lincoln Mall ' Phone 233-3197 Appointments not ajways necessary Open Mon. Through Fri. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat. SI a.m. to 5 p.m. :, Gives You Unlimited Free Checking And A $500 to $5,000 Personal Line Of Credit^PIus 7 Of The Most Wanted Bank Services All Free ^i ;>. ' State Bank of Freeport tfter, must be: • ';, * ; The .Study, estimaied: to cost about .$20,000f*ill be paid foj by three goW e'rhmehtaringts. The "city s and state -•; witt/ipay': $2;OtiO ; each, and the federal ''government; $10,000. , . The study.;is a prerequisite to any ;'federal or state funding of a bus sys? tenrt in the city. The study wilt outline routes and suggest fares and the types. and number of buses to be used in Freeport. •...••; • .;:•.;•;' ;;•.£•, ; "Included in a DOT appropriation in the 1975-76 state budget was a proposed ". $550,000 for a bus system in Freeport' '.>Ehe money allocated would go for five' tiew buses, garage facilities, maintenance equipment, spare parts, office equipment, Service truck; 200 bus stop signs, fareboxes and radios. But Mayor McLeRoy said Friday hei is hesitant to plan on the money until* the city has it. The city was shocked this week when it learned that ?90,000 promised for improvements at .Al-' bertus Airport would not be granted. Freeport has been without bus service since July 31, 1974, when Freeport • Transi^ Co. ceased operation because, otfiharicial difficulty. •*•< =/" Mrs. Richard Manus of German Val-I . Parents of a daughter Born-Friday are Mr, and Mrs. F. Ted Hill of Rock- '•C.ity. ;.-- •••- ' .... ' •'-. ' Mr.jand Mrs. Kevin Edler of Lena 'are parents'pf a daughter born Friday. Patients At Memorial "• : I Jactjulyann Sciiramm,j-106 N. West! Ave., is a surgical patient at Freeport' Memorial, ••;• '•.','. , , Medical' patients include Charles' Borger.,515,N. Brick Ave.; William ,Schamberger, Stockton and Ronald Grenoble, Nora. ; Senior Citizens Activities Listed ; For Next Week Events of interest to senior citizens during the coming week are listed in the following calendar. Monday , 1:30 p.m. -Social activity, bring one; or two prizes, wrapped or unwrapped.« Senior Citizens Center, 328 W. Stephenson St. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. -RSVP quilting, '<• Highland Community College, Building ; •c. •-. '• • • - '.-: ••• ;• Tuesday ; 1:30 p.m. -Crafts taught by Mrs. Kate Sprn, Senior Citizens Center: 1 p.inj. -July birthday party, Lincoln • village Seriior Citizens' Cliib, Lincoln Village Community Building/ 6i9 E. •Orin St. •"'••• T - '.,. Wednesday ' ' 10:30 a.m. -Senior Songsters of RSVP will meet in the Highland Com- ; munity College parking lot for their "•. trip to Apple River, where they will* perform following lunch at the nutrition program site there. Lunch will be < provided. .' 1 p.m. -RSVP crafts, Lincoln Village Community Center. 2 p.m. -RSVP quilting, Highland Community College, Building C. ' Thursday '•'..'• 12 noon -Share-a-dish luncheon, bring your own table service and a dish to pass. Dr. Edward Osran will show slides of Russia. Senior Citizens Center. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. -Nutrition, program, birthday party, and movie following lunch at First Lutheran Church/ 303 S. Galena Ave. 9:30 a.m. -RSVP crafts, St. Joseph Middle School, 202 W. Pleasant St., Washington Street entrance. Friday 1:30 p.m. -Cards, (500 and others). Senior Citizens Center. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. -'Nutrition program, Steve Myers of First National Bank will give a program following lunch at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 633 E. Crocker St. Reunions DAUGHENBAUGH , t The baughen'baugh reunion will be he][d.5imday, July 20, at 605.E. Wyan-; dbtte St. A picnic dinner will be served ^ at 12:30 p.m. Coffee and ice cream will) be furnished. • ; .-•' " • ,? "Soul City jDeliveraiicei '"•'•'-;' " • ' '• . i Crusade" Now thru Juiy 31 8 P.M. Nightly ,-1'', •• „- '' -At the ' CROSSROADS CHURCH . 'r of •;• Comer Wilbur & E. Stepharuon Some" of America.'s greatest Deliverance Preachers and Teachers will be ministering during these services. Hear Or, Elliott at the Concert Hammond Organ. (Formerly played .for A.A. Allen Miracle Crusades.) (Why Npf Receive Your •'DeKvi erance At SOULICITY? '

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