Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 16, 1975 · Page 4
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Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois · Page 4

Freeport, Illinois
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Wednesday, July 16, 1975
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Page 4 Freeport (HI.) Journal-Standard, Wednesday, July 16. 197B THE REFURBISHED COURTHOUSE BELL was lifted to its ultimate resting point in the new Stephenson County. Courthouse Tuesday afternoon. Workmen from Cheeseman Construction Co. used a crane to help move thel,670-pound, solid 5 r ?Trf I?' JT, a tfUCk t0 a P ° sitlon at the base of the bel > tower The crane hoisted he bell into place through an opening between beams. Welding the bell support in place completed the operation. Taking part in the operation were Job superintendent LeRoy Kleckler, Bill Pommerening, Jack Hess, Francis Stabenow, J?nHl£"U ai l ™ d "ane operator ^rry Zaugg. The 103-year-old bell was fully reconditioned at Modern Plating Corp. before installation.-Journal-Standard Photos. City, School Officials Plan Traffic Flow Near Firehouse Two Freeport school officials agreed with the City Council street committee Tuosday afternoon on the proposed traffic flow around Carl Sandburg School and an adjacent west side fire station. The city plans to turn West Harrfson Street from South Park Boulevard into a one-way street going west. South Rogers Avenue will also be made a one-way street going south and West Eby Street will be one way going east. The U-shaped, one-way plan is designed to facilitate traffic flow into the school and to eliminate traffic jams at Eby and Park which could interferfe with egress from the fire station onto Park Boulevard. Supt. of Schools Robert, Ashby and Carl Sandburg, principal Lyle Reedy agreed that the proposed changes could improve the traffic situation at the school. "It will be better than what we have now. This is what we proposed three years ago but was turned down," Reedy said. Reedy's suggestion that the new plan start before school opens in August was accepted by the committee. With the changes in effect, students returning to school in the fall can easily they said. He said many students use Harrison Street as a large sidewalk and asked that sidewalks be put in on the narrow, unimproved street. Mayor Mark McLeRoy said the street is in line for curb and gutter and sidewalks in the future. Some other problems were dis- 1 cussed, such as cars going north on Park then turning at Harrison to go to the school. McLeRoy said the city may eliminate some parking spaces on Park Boulevard and make a left turn llane and a through lane at the inter' section to eliminate a traffic backup. Ashby's suggestion that the city pro- Highland Budget ((Continued from page 1) creased $5,000 to allow for reduction of revenue. • .By program, the budget contains $1,031,646 for instruction; $117,937 for academic support; $187,967 for student services; $il4,586 for public services; $348,184 for operation and maintenance of the campus; $191,532 for general administration; and $266,026 for institutional support. "I believe we can accommodate the 6 per cut," Dr. Sims told the board in reference to state higher education support cutbacks. Carl Witt said he felt "very comfortable" with the budget. Mrs. Virginia Whiton said that although she was voting to approve the budget, her vote was a "qualified yes." "I am voting yes partly because I am relying on- Dr. Sims that we will have no deficit spending this year," she said. There are three points of the budget with which she disagreed: salaries of administrators and teachers 'and the'sabbatical process, she said. "But that is all do'ne and settled." The budget must be adopted by the last Tuesday of September. A certificate of levy must be delivered to each of the county clerks in the district by the end of September. The board, in other business, certified the purchase of vocatiorfal and technical equipment totaling $34,539.25 according 'to requirements 'of the 1968 amendments to the Vocational Education Act and Regulations. A resolution was also approved investing $280,000 from the educational fund and $120,000 from the building fund in U.S. Treasury bills. The bills, which will mature in October and November, will yield between 5.9 and 6.05 ' per cent interest. vide crossing guards for the school and other areas in the city was met with a rebuke by McLeRoy. '"^ou're asking us to spend money to take care.of your problem," he said. Reedy and Ashby suggested the problem of safety for school children was one for everyone, not just one governmental body. McLeRoy dropped the subject. He asked why the school doesn't build its own road around the back leading to West Church Street to alleviate a con- jestion of school buses,. The school officials told the committee that the buses are no problem, but children walking on the streets are. When McLeRoy said there would be no crosswalk at Harrison and Park so that children would be forced to cross Park at Eby, Reedy replied "lots of luck." The fire station is to be constructed on a city-owned parcel of- land at Eby, Park and Rogers. McLeRoy said fire trucks will not be "barreling out of the station," and said there will be a warning light on Park to let traffic know when a truck is coming out. The street committee, with the public property committee, approved a bid of $9,193 from J. Patterson Co:, Rockford, for a salt storage shed at the street department. Voda Leaves HCC For Iowa Position Dr. Frederick Voda, a member of the Highland Community College staff the past six years, submitted his resignation Tuesday night to become dean of student personnel services at Iowa Lakes Community College, Estherville, Iowa. His resignation, effective June 26, was accepted "with much regret" by the HCC Board of Trustees at its monthly meeting. At Highland, Dr. Voda was involved with financial aid and student activities. With the reorganization of the administration this spring, Dr. Voda's responsibilities were changed to include the obtaining and writing of grant programs for the college. Iowa Lakes Community College has approximately 1,400 students. The college has two campuses and four extension centers. Mrs. Virginia Whiton, a board member, said she was very pleased with Dr. Voda's past performance and hated to see him leave. "I would like to thank him for the job he has done for the college," Carl Witt, another board member, said. Earlier in the meeting, the board approved the creation of a research analyst position. The duties will include some of Dr. Voda's work. Dr. Voda's remaining duties will be divided among other employes. In other business, the board: -Learned from Dr. Howard Sims, president, that interviews will be held to seek a replacement for Dean R. Stronger, former dean of instruction. Strenger has accepted a similar position in California. Dr. Sims said about 40 persons had applied for the position. -Hired Steven C. Peck as an audiovisual technician. Peck, a graduate of an electronics and television program, will be in charge of "maintaining the college's audio-visual systems. -Approved hiring Dr. William C. Sharelis as an instructor in the Emergency Medical Technician's Training Course. His salary will be paid with state and federal funds. MRS. WILLIAM KATEL Community Chest Advance Gifts Leader Chosen Mrs. William C. Katel will be chairman of the Advance Gifts section of the Community Chest campaign this fall, Mrs. George B. Vogelei, campaign chairman, announced today. Mrs. Katel is known in the Freeport area for her community work, Mrs. Vogelei said, and has been associated with the Chest campaign in major roles throughout the years. She will head a crew of about 100 workers in the campaign. Mrs. Katel, a homemaker, has three children and lives at 1545 W. Demeter Drive. She was formerly a high school speech teacher in Downers Grove. She holds a B.A. degree, from Elmhurst (111.) College and did graduate work at Purdue University. For the Community Jhcai she nas" been a worker and section leader of the Metropolitan Division and a worker, division leader and associate chairman of the Advance Gifts division. Fall Semester Begins Aug. 25 At Highland Fall semester college credit courses at Highland Community College will begin Aug. 25. Part-time students will be able to enroll through Dial-A-Class registration, which will be held Aug. 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The phone number is 233-6121. Mail registration for college credit courses by part-time students will also / be available. A fall schedule of credit courses will be mailed to all households in the district in late July. Registration forms must be returned by Aug. 2-1. Part-time students are those who enroll in less than 12 credit hours of classes for one semester. }n-person registration will be held Aug. 20 and 21 from 1 to 8 p.m. in the Instructional Materials Center. Both full and part-time students may register in person., Students may also enroll in a preprogramming process. To pre-program or reserve a space in a class, a student should phone the admissions office to schedule an appointment with a college counselor. Aug. 15 is the last day to pre-program. In-person registration is required for this. Rotarians Informed About Area Camp Their Gift Aided Dennis Pratt, director of the Boy Scout Canyon Camp, talked to the ' Freeport Rotary Club Monday about the 40-year-old camp located near Woodbine in JoDaviess County. Nature study and conservation are two things stressed at the camp, Pratt said, and concerted efforts are made to maintain a tidy appearance around the campgrounds. Pratt thanked the Freeport Club for a recent gift of $6,000 to the Blackhawk Boy Scout Council to install a new filter system for the camp pool. Last year the state Department of Public Health hesitated about approving the popl, since the old filter system was worn out, Pratt said. , King Center Having Annual Carnival The Martin Luther King Center presents its third annual carnival Friday and Saturday evenings. Games, treats and prizes are featured. Friday hours are from 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturday hours from 5 to 10 p.m. Rev. Jackson Criticizes Gov. Walker's Recent Cuts"In Fiscal Budget CHICAGO (UPI) - Gov. Daniel Walker's recent budget cuts place the , fiscal burden on the people least able i to bear it, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, head of Operation PUSH, charged Tuesday. Terming the cuts "selective hatchet work," Jackson said massive reduc- • tions in the areas of public education and other social services are "tantamount to demanding, that the legless run double time towacd their social destinies." Sheriff Ruffled By Jail Report Hospital ,News Patients At Memorial Medical patients at Freeport Memorial Hospital are Mrs. Charles Kurtz, 15 N. Whistler Ave.; Steven Manning, 403 E. Winslow St.; and Roy Byers, Shannon. Surgical patients include Dana Hallin, 912 W. Cleveland St.; Amy Lee, 1415 S. Burchard Ave.; Mary Mahoney, 1277 W. Stover St.; Mrs. Viola Mennenga, 735 W. Ringold St.; L. Norman Stewart, 515 W. American St.; Mrs. David Waack, Forreston; Mrs. Merle Cornelius, German Valley; Mrs. Donn Fisher, Lanark; Mrs. Eugene Hill, Pearl City; Mrs. Alvin Maass, Lena; and Charles Pieper, Stockton. Reunions ROCKEY The Rockey reunion will be held Sunday at Rock Grove Odd Fellows Hall. Dinner will be served at 12:30 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share and their wn table service. Ice cream will be furnished. An inspection of the Stephenson County Jail by the Department of Corrections early last month has left Sheriff Donald Scofieid unhappy, to say the least. The report of the inspection was released today in County Clerk Dean Amendt's office and listed several suggestions for improvements at the .jail.. Scofieid scoffed at most of the suggestions and called the inspector a "political parasite who spent a day and a half just to inspect our jail." According to the Illinois Revised Statutes, the Department of Corrections is required to inspect each county jail at least once a year and is to make the results available for public inspection. Three major suggestions were made to correct circumstances which were said to be in "non-compliance with the Illinois County Jail Standards." The first recommendation was that a written list of rules and regulations regarding care, treatment, custody and control of prisoners- should be displayed. Scofieid showed a reporter lists of rules on display and said others -were posted and taught to jailers. "They have been posted ever since I have been here," said correctional officer Dave Sullivan who has been a jailer for about one year. The seond major suggestion was that all prisoners must submit to a thorough search for items which could be used to injure themselves or others or mar cells. "We strip search every prisoner before putting him in the cell," Scofieid said gruffly. * The final major suggestion was that an emergency plan should be developed for use during escapes, riots, fires, rebellions or other disturbances, with the reponsibilities of all jail personnel explicitely spelled out. "There is only the one exit'door from the cell area and everything in there is fireproof," Scofieid said. "If the building falls in, we put them in squad cars and take them to Winnebago County like we did When we had the fire (in the late 60's)." Other, minor recommendations in- cluded furnishing jail uniforms to all prisoners. "We tried that' and found them to be very costly, hot and not' allowed in the courtrooms," Scofieid said. The report suggested there be more visiting time. The jail permits family and close friends to visit male prisoners on Wednesday and female prisoners on Thursday, both between 2 and 3 p.m. and 7 and 8 p.m. "But that doesn't include any other visiting by special permission," Scofieid said. He said persons from social agencies, lawyers, clergymen and .mental health staff members can visit every day until 9 p.m. It was suggested in the report that the commissary program be expanded. The prisoners are allowed access to the commissary six days a week (but not Sundays or holidays) and can purchase candy, cigarettes, playing cards and potatoe chips. A final recommendation was s that cloth mattress covers be provided for all beds. Scofieid said the mattresses are covered with a special material that is water resistent, fire resistent and easy to clean. Scofieid was even unhappy with the improvements listed since the 1974 report was filed. The report said the jail was now complying with standards by notifying all local and state agencies of prisoners being held in an effort to increase program services. "We have done that for so long, I can't remember," he said. The jail has always given showers to prisoners upon admission, Scofieid said. The report said the practice was new within the past 12 months/ Keeping a record of misconduct and disciplinary action is new, Scofieid said, as per recommendation of the 1974 report. The results of the inspection, conducted June 3 and 4, are available for viewing at the County Clerk's office. "The report itself is excellent, but the recommendations are lousy," Scofieid said. Sole Now In Progress .. . Women's Fashions •Beauty Jill & Jane Naber Sportswear Pantsuits Dresses What's For Dinner _ Come To King Krispy . . . 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