Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 17, 1975 · Page 2
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Freeport, Illinois
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Thursday, July 17, 1975
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Page 2 Freoport (11U Journal-Standard. Thursday, July 17, 197S Highland Trustees Given RSVP Report A fnfol n( *)tlft it/i1iintAn«m «1n H «»«<l . . ~ • A total of 250 volunteers donated 35,000 hours of service the past year in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Mrs. Beth Smith, director, told the Highland Community College Board of Trustees Tuesday night. "We have had phenomenal success with the program. In the past 1% years, we have reached our five-year goals," she said. The federally funded program involves older persons in service and social activities. Sponsored by HCC, the program began here 1% years ago. Senior volunteers are working with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Stephenson County Public Aid Office, Stephenson County Historical Society and Stephenson County Extension office among others, she said. Two new programs are being started, Mrs. Smith said, a home visitation program and a drivers examination renewal review for senior citizens. "The home visitation program is for persons just out of the hospital," she said. "It is a proven fact that most senior citizens within a month after they are released from the hospital either die, go back to the hospital or go to a nursing home. I am a great believer in keeping people out of nursing homes." The program involves assigning a volunteer to visit the recent patient on a daily basis. "We are teaching our volunteers to be cheerful," she said, "or be Real Super Visiting Persons." The other program, under the direction of the secretary of state's office, assists senior citizens in renewing their drivers license. Mrs. Smith said that of those notified that their license is up for renewal, 50 to 60 per cent "don't show up for the test. Of the ones that go, 33 per cent fail." The program involves assistance with both the eye and the written examination. Mrs. Smith said she has a weekly program on Freeport Cablevision "which covers everything from the womb to the tomb." Mrs. Smith asked the board to consider having pre-retirement courses added to the college curriculum in future years. "Too many people can't cope with growing old," she said. The RSVP recently received $28,356 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, Dl, 61032. MAIb 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 $18.00, 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. in federal funds. The program's budget is approximately $40,000 for the 1975-76. fiscal year. The program is one of 66 chapters in the United States. More than SO'.OOO.OOO hours of volunteer service were completed across the country last year. Mrs. Smith called the local program "a winner. We are serving the people." The board also heard a report from Miss Vickie Fogel, president of VOICE, formerly the board of student directors. The reorganized board has 10 members. One of its projects is obtaining a new image because "we felt the board of student directors had a poor image on campus," Miss Fogel said. Other projects of the new board are assisting with a booth at the Stephenson County Fair, issuing a weekly bulletin, planning tours of the college and working with the HCC public relations office. Thomas Myers, assistant to the president, is the student board's adviser. Area Students On Dean's List Area students named to the dean's list att Illinois Wesley an University at Bloomington for the second semester are as follows: Laurie M. Greene, Durand; Steven Engles and Duane Ludwig, both of Lanark; Robert Andrews and Eric Duncan, both of Polo; Frank Magill and Mathew Timm, both of Mount Carroll. Also, Martha Lindvail, Mount Morris; Herb Getz, Savanna; and Valerie Sturtevant, Shannon. Jail Chaplain Flunks Lie Tests About Smuggling CHICAGO (UPI) - A Cook County Jail chaplain is under suspicion of smuggling materials into the prison to help six prisoners escape, county Corrections Director Winston E. Moore said Wednesday. Moore said the chaplain, Dale Tweedy, flunked two lie detector tests when questioned about the July 10 escape. However, a spokesman for Cook County Sheriff Richard J. Elrod said a test Tweedy took Tuesday was inconclusive and a second test scheduled for Wednesday was postponed because Tweedy was emotionally upset. The six escapees used a hacksaw to cut a hole in a sheet metal wall and crawled through a ventilation duct. They lowered themselves to the ground on a 115-foot rope made of bed sheets. The fugitives - three of whom were jailed on murder charges - remained at large today. Elrod Wednesday announced that citizen observer teams will begin making monthly visits to the jail in an effort to learn of thq conditions by interviewing staff and inmates. Elrod said his office agreed to allow the observers access to all parts of the jail. "I welcome and encourage this type of responsible community concern about conditions in our correctional institutions," Elrod said. "It is a superb way of informing the taxpayer of how, why and where his tax dollar is being spent in the aree of prisons and jails." Illinois Ag Director Calls For Rail Transportation Survey RAPID CITY, S.D. - Illinois Director of Agriculture Robert J. (Pud) Williams Wednesday called for Congress to take a whole new look at rail transportation as it pertains to agriculture in the U.S. The director also went on record supporting major improvements in the Federal Grain Inspection Program. Williams made his feelings known in joining with other directors in the sponsorship of resolutions by the Midwest Association of State Departments of Agriculture (MASDA), which is holding its "Summer Conference" in Rapid City. In its transportation resolution, MASDA called for a two-year moratorium on rail abandonment in order to "adequately and accurately" study the transportation problems of agriculture. The directors said they wanted to see "a revitalized look at rail movements of bulk commodities in terms of economic and energy considerations." They also support the idea of multiple point formation of the "unit train" which they said would allow the'< feeder lines which serve many of the nation's grain elevators to survive. Williams said effective use of those feeder lines "may just be the most efficient agricultural gathering and distribution system available." MASDA members, in their grain resolution, noted the recent harsh criticism of the USDA Federal Grain Inspection Program and that the program's credibility was imperative to dealing with American agriculture's farm market. The group said that, either by congressional action or by USDA rules, improvement should be made in the grain inspection system to reflect the quality of U.S. produced grains. The directors specifically called for an increase in the number of USDA supervisors to monitor the quality of the product being exported, increased penalties for violations, implementation of rules which would eliminate possible conflicts of interest and a thorough examination of the present grain grading standards. Don't Simmer This Summer! QOQ WITH irlpool AIR CONDITIONERS AND DEHUMIDIFIERS Model AXJ-P05-2 • 5,000 BTU/Hr. capacity — 6.0 E.E.R. 2-speed fan 2-way air direction Air changer control (Exhaust) Adjustable thermostat Pushbutton controls COMFORT GUARD® control Insta-Mount for fast installation We hove some close-outs from lost year. We have promotional models from this year. All sizes ... all shapes ... all prices. • Fully JiuarwitMd • Wt Install • We Service • We Deliver • Terms Available • Save Even More and Install It Yourself ALL AIR CONDITIONER MODELS HAVE: • Comfort Guard • No Freeze-up • Wood Front for less noise • Washable Filters • Rust Proof Cabinet. "A Size to fit one room or the whole house'I Model ASA-H27-2 Dehumidifier • 27 pt. moisture removal per 24 hrs. • Automatic humidistat • Hermetically sealed Compressor • Wrinkle-finish enamel cabinet • Threaded brass drain • Drain hose • Plug-in operation (subject to local electric codes) (Moisture removal per 24 hrs. on model: ASA-W21-2,20 pts.) —CLOSED SATURDAY AFTERNOONS DURING JULY AND AUGUST- IS No. Chicago Avo Open Mon. & Fri. Until 9 P.M. Shannon School Board Reports Fund Deficits SHANNON-In reviewing the financial standing of the school district as of July 1, the Shannon School Board noted that two funds had deficits at the end of the school year. . The transportation fund had a deficit of $3,770 and the building fund had a deficit of $66,000. The building fund has had a deficit for several years. All other funds had a positive balance at the end of the year, the school board said. In other business the board offered a teacher aide-library aide position at the grade school to Mrs/Mark DeDe- cker. The board decided to wait until salary agreements are reached with the teache-s before salaries are set for noncertified personnel. The board passed a resolution requesting Gov. Daniel Walker to veto a bill which would require a noninter- ested third party to be a hearing officer in any case concerning' the dismissal of a tenured teacher. The board said the bill would take authority for dismissal out of the hands of the school board. Govs. Otto Kerner and Richard B. Ogilvie vetoed such legislation in the past, the board said. The board said the budget will be on display at the high school office until Aug. 14 when the board will take action on it. The board will meet tonight to review a new policy book. FOR PAST RESULTS .... Be sure to include the price and phone number in your ad. Nutrition Programs For The Elderly Are Increased CHICAGO - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced an increase in the value of food it donates to nutrition programs for the elderly which are funded under the Older Americans Act of 1965. USDA's Food and Nutrition Service increased the donated food from 10 cents to 11 cents per meal, NATK>MA1 WIATHII StIVICf FOMCAST I* >AM IS1 7 - IS- 75 29.77 29.53 4£>29.53 79.77 SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS are forecast from southern Illinois to the western portion of Virginia and the Carolinas, over the central Rockies and the western and southern portion of Texas. .fir ALL PRICES EFFECTIVE THRU JULY 31 KK1MMMt^E|EJpS ; *HHPP tc *''Mpp^^ BASKET WEAVE 9 FENCES Readi-weave Redwood titifminna »• ...,-. Fast, easy way to erect your own lence. Pre-lramed basketweave panels are 8-leet long; (it into pre-grooved posts Three heights: per panel: 4-fth, $ 20.88 sfthi $ 22.88 SSSSSSSSSS^^ Hand-Split CEDAR FENCES Post and rail style. 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