Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 19, 1975 · Page 4
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Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois · Page 4

Freeport, Illinois
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Saturday, July 19, 1975
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Page 4 Freeport (III.) Journal-Standard, Saturday, July 19, 1975 Public Bodies Two Agencies Sign Contracts List Meetings For Revenue Sharing Funds I'll A emit A*ll.t A •»£ u_ _ _ij • . /~*S\>«4*.M >kAM A ~* f_- . . ».,.•' BASKETBALL ENTHUSIASTS shrugged off the hot Friday after-supper atmosphere to try out Freeport's newest cage court, the Tutty Baker mini-playground of the Freeport Park District. Located at S. Adams Ave. and E. Winneshlek St., the hard-surfaced park has five basketball hoops in an area which once contained a gas station. The curb around the boundary will permit flooding in the winter for ice skating. Total cost of the project will be approximately $16.000 with Freeport Township contributing $6,000 in federal revenue sharing funds. The land Was donated to the Park District by Standard Oil Co. in 1973. Major costs were for grading, blacktopping and fencing.-Journal-Standard Photo. The schedule of meetings of tax-sup ported bodies in Freeport for today and next week follows, with the times and places of meetings and items to be discussed given when known. Monday City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall council chambers, act on police and fire committee's recommendation to hire' Harlan Pratt as architect of west side fire station, update on transit study. Tuesday Freeport Housing Authority, 5 p.m., main office, 600 N. Van Buren Ave., monthly meeting. County Board, public works committee, 10 a.m., County Highway Department Building, West South Street. Wednesday County Board, relief, health and welfare committee, 7 p.m., Freeport Chamber of Commerce meeting room, 12 N. Galena Ave., revision and addition to health department ordinance. County Zoning Board of Appeals, 8 p.m., Ridott Community Building, ap- - plications for conditional use permits for Randolph Schneiderman and Robert Lerch properties. Thursday Human Relations Commission, 7 p.m., City Hail council chambers, HHUD representative to review city's fair housing ordinance. County Zoning Board of Appeals, 8 p.m., Jefferson Township Hall, application for conditional use permit for T. J. Schlatter property. Contracts to receive revenue sharing funds have been signed by two Freeport social service agencies with Freeport Township. Township Supervisor Ethel Zeigler said Friday that contracts have been returned by Amity Society and the Martin Luther King Center. Execution of the contracts clears the way for the distribution of revenue sharing funds to the agencies, which were granted during from the township s past fiscal year. Amity Society was alloted $6,000 to cover operating expenses and the King Center $4,500 for physical improvements. A contract with a third Freeport agency, the Sojourn House alcoholic .treatment center, awaits revisions by the township attorney. Sojourn House officials objected to some provisions of a first draft. Sojourn House was granted $10,000 by the Freeport City Council, acting as the town board. Revenue funds will be distributed on the basis of invoices submitted to Mrs. Zeigler and subsequent vouchers ap^ proved by the town board. No invoices have been submitted to date, she said. Grants to the three agencies became enmeshed earlier in a dispute between the town auditors committee and Mrs Zeigler. The committee thought the contracts were not drawn up fast enough, while Mrs. Zeigler contended that the rush of township aid business gave her no time. A previously approved grant of $6,000 to the Freeport Park District to pay part of the cost for creation of a. mini-park awaits completion of the park. No Contributions Forestall Relocation Of Girls' Home Hospital News Teachers' Association Drops Base Pay Request To $8,900 Births At Memorial Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Miller, 510 S. Adams Ave, are the parents of a daughter born Friday at Freeport Memorial Hospital. A daughter was born Friday to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Deininger, 1334 S. Oak Ave. • Parents of a daughter born Friday are Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bates, 632 W. Douglas St. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Paschal, 109% S. Adams Ave., are parents of a daughter born Friday. A son was born Friday to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Trimble of Dakota. Patients At Memorial Mrs. Genevera McCall of Pearl City is a surgical patient at Freeport Memorial Hospital. Medical patients include Joseph Clark, 284 Concord Drive; Mrs. Annie Wichman, Stephenson Nursing Center; Mrs. Clifford Eversoll, Stockton; and Lynette Shoemaker, Dakota. Mrs. Mary O'Brien of Lena was admitted after an accident. The Freeport Education Association (FEA) lowered its sights in salary increase requests during an eight-hour contract negotiating session Friday with School Board representatives, but got no official response from the board. Backing off from an original base salary request of $9,600 annually, the FEA reduced its figure to $8,900, up $225 from the current base of $8,675. Atty. Jerome Robbins of Chicago, chief negotiator for the board, told the FEA that salary items should await the completion of nonfinancial items in the contract. FEA President Thomas Littrell said after the meeting that financial items were on the Friday evening agenda. At the last bargaining session on June 26, the board said the present salary schedule with its $8,675 base would be the starting point. One of the administration negotiators at the closed session, T. R. Carpenter, assistant superintendent for business affairs and board secretary, said the FEA move was promising, although_not sufficient. "The drop in the base was movement in the right direction and significant, but more is needed to have realistic bargaining in view of the action of the governor in cutting school aid and the resources of the district, Carpenter said. Carpentei amd the new FEA salary proposal represents a total increase in the contract package (salaries and fringe benefits) of more than 22 per cent. Administration officials said the original FEA request was a 31 per cent increase. Wednesday evening the board approved a tentative budget' carrying a deficit of $106,637 for the new fiscal year. The present salary schedule was pegged in. An increase of $100 in the base pay represents a total raise of approximately $80,000 when all employes One Of Lottery's Big Winners Living Life On An Even Keel Things "haven't really changed much," since he won the $300,000 prize six months ago in the Illinois State Lottery, Bob Stoltz of 1316 S. Chicago Ave. says. In fact, he's got more than half of the first $20,000 installment left, with no grandiose plans to spend it. "The money hasn't changed the way we live too much, although things do come a little easier," Stoltz said Thursday night. "Maybe we're buying a little more than we used to; at least we don't turn our backs so often and say we can't afford something." After buying a new car (mid-sized), a sofa and some other furniture, and reworking and remodeling parts of the Stoltz' older two-story home, the family's spending pattern has almost returned to normal. We'll Have To See Stoltz thought last January when he found out about the prize that he, his wife Olive May and son Robert might move to a newer one-story ranch style home. "But what the heck, we've been here 23 years," he said, "why not just fix it up and stay;" Rewiring the home and installing wall-to-wall carpeting may come later. "We've looked at mini-farms, but haven't really found anything," he said. "We're not out-and-out looking, but if something nice comes along, well, we'll just have to see." * <\ i, ,*•(• < AX ^ ROBERT STOLTZ Stoltz has kept on working as a production technician for Micro Switch since the prize announcement Jan. 23, but with $20,000 income guaranteed annually for the next 14 years, he plans to quit for good in awhile. "I may retire in two years," he said. "That'll .give me 35 years down there. I'll only be 57, but I can keep myself busy, I'm sure of that." World Tour .What can a man and wife do with all Senior Citizens Activities For Next Week The following events for senior citizens are open to the public during the coming week. Monday 1:30 p.m.-Free day, everyone welcome to play games or socialize. 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.-Birthday party, program will be presented by children from Jeanne's Child Care Center. Bring your own baby pictures. Senior Citizens Center. Wednesday 1:30 p.m.- Pinochle and other cards, Senior Citizens Center. 1}:M a.m. to 12:30 p.m.-Nutrition program, the Freeport transportation committee report will be discussed by Joe Doerr, committee member, following lunch at Mary Hosmer Apartments, 601 N. Walnut Ave. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.-RSVP quilting, Highland Community College, Building C. . . ; 2 p.m.-Golden Age Club July meeting, a demonstration of food and flower arranging will be presented by 4-H Club members. YWCA, 643 W. Stephenson St. 1 p.m.-RSVP crafts, Lincoln Village Community Center, 619 E. Orin St. Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.-Nutrition program, the Freeport transportation committee report will be discussed by Joe Doerr, committee member, following lunch at First Lutheran Church, 503 S. Galena Ave. 9:30 a.m.-RSVP crafts, St. Joseph Middle School, 202 W. Pleasant St., Washington St. entrance. Friday 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.-Nutrition program, social activity and games following lunch at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 633 E. Crocker St. 9 a.m.-Trip to Cherry Vale and Colonial Village Shopping Centers. Reservations required. Bus leaves from the Senior Citizens Center at 9 a.m. For Tickets Tot MISS ILLINOIS PAGEANT FINALS SAT., JULY 26-8 P.M. at Aurora, Illinois call; Mrs. Mary Bohruack 232-8737 — All Seats Reserved — that extra cash? "After the spending stops, I don't know...maybe a trip around the world," Stoltz said. "You can never tell. I wouldn't mind retracing the steps I took in World War II, and go to France, England, Belgium, Germany...but that's just talk right now." This fall, the Stoltz' plan to go to the California Napa Valley to visit a brother, a trip originally scheduled last month but postponed because of an illness there. "I'm not going to fly, I'm going to drive," he said. "There's just too much of this country I haven't seen yet." Co-Workers Forget Guys at work "have pretty much forgotten" about the money, Stoltz said, and are treating him no differently than before. And thankfully no friend or relative has seriously approached him for a dole. "They do kid some, though," he said. Stolz bought his 50-cent ticket Dec. 30. He's put a couple of thousand dollars in the Micro credit union, but that'll be about it. He doesn't plan to invest much. With $280,000 yet to come, there won't be many rainy days. Kane County Coroner Pleads Guilty To Drunk Driving GENEVA, 111. (UPI) - Jack W. Weidner, the Kane County coroner, pleaded guilty Friday to drunk driving and had his driving, license suspended for one year. The Kane County traffic court also assessed him $21.80 in court costs. Weidner was arrested May 3 when his car struck another vehicle at a stop sign on Illinois 72 at Randall Road. Weidner called police after the accident and then failed two sobriety tests. Reunions DeVRIES The descendants of Albert and Jennie DeVries will have a reunion Sunday, Aug. 3, at lower Krape Park. Persons attending are to bring a dish to pass and their own beverage. Watch For 'LOF1 of the school district are considered, Carpenter said. Five tentative agreements were reached Friday in nonsalary items. One was under the recognition clause section, one concerned ratification of a contract and three dealt with board-association and board-teacher relations. The matter of classroom size, a major stumbling block in the 1974-75 contract has not reached the serious discussion stage in the current contract talks, Carpenter said. The next negotiating session was set for next Friday. "The FEA definitely wants weekly sessions. We don't want to strike and we want the contract settled by Aug. 26 (the opening date of school)," said a FEA spokesman. The first teachers' strike in the history of the Freeport School District delayed the opening of school last year by a week. A Freeport halfway house for teen- ag6 girls has met a stumbling block in efforts to relocate. Havenwood needs between $7,000 and $8,000 to make down payment on a house which .would enable it to become a state-licensed facility and obtain a state grant, according to a Havenwood spokesman. ' " The nonprofit organization was formed July 1 to operate the former Sue Clark Girls Home. Facing Havenwood's directors is the need to vacate by Aug. 15 the present facility on South Adams Avenue, where six girls presently live with Miss Clark. Originally the home was to be vacated July 15, but a one-month extension was granted by the owner, who wishes to sell the residence. Mrs. Frank Descourouez, a Havenwood director, said another home has been located which would meet state standards, but that no contributions have been forthcoming. , "It's getting to be a desparate situation," she said. A mailing address for contributions has been set up as Havenwood Home for of the First National Bank. The state grant would pay for any girl placed at the home as an alternative to detention and for additional staffing, Miss Clark said. The application for state money was made jointly with the Norman Sleezer Home .for Boys. the Sue Clark Home was formed in"October 1973. to house 12- to 18-year-old girls who are wards of the court. County funds have been used to support the home. Officers of Havenwood include Mr. . and Mrs. Richard Edler of Freeporti Alan Daws of Lena and the Rev. Ted Tones of Dakota. Church Vandalism Leads To Jail Term William A. Merlins, 1330 W. Empire St., was sentenced to 60 days in jail on the work release program after he pleaded guilty to criminal damage to St. John United Church of Christ. A number of windows were broken at the church, located at lOiO S. Park Blvd. Originally, the. charge was the damaging of windows valued at more than $150, but it was amended to damage estimated at less than $150. Mertins was arrested with two other young men in April in connection with a rash of vandalism incidents, including what was then reported as the breaking ofan $800 window at the church. Other punishments doled out by Associate Circuit Judge Dexter Knowlton were two years' probation and payment of the cost of the windows. In addition to that, when Mertins completes his jail sentence, he will be subjected to an 8 p.m. curfew for six months and was ordered to surrender his driver's license for the same period. He also pleaded guilty to a charge of. possession of less than 2.5 grams of marijuana. He was placed on one year's consecutive probation and was ordered to pay $22.40 in court costs. Judge Knowlton withheld adjudication of guilty or not guilty as is the general practice under the Cannibas Control Act. A charge of possession of a controlled substance which contained an amphetamine was dismissed. RESl LTS OF TESTS conducted under Northwestern Telephone's computer system are registered by Stephen Grob, Northwestern Telephone Co. central office switchman (left) and Ray Brent, Northern Telecom installation system analyst. The unit pictured will pre-test the company's computer system, which Is designed to glv« better, faster and almost trouble-free service when It goes into effect Sept. 6.- Journal-Standard Photo. Phone Changeover On Schedule Northwestern Telephone Co.'s conversion to an all- computer switching system is moving along according to schedule. Company officials said this week that the equipment from Northern Telecom Co. has been completely installed and the target date of Sept. 6 for conversion will be met. The system will mean changes to customers. Some numbers will be changed, long distance dialing will be expedited and service numbers have already been changed, now using 8 as the first digit in place of 2. All of the switching operations in the new SP-1 Electronic Switching System are controlled by computer. The final step, the testing segment, is-itself being tested this week. The test set has the ability to stop the computer at any point to verify or correct any errors ui the operation of dialing a call. • The testing unit can also simulate the placing of calls on individual circuits to test them throughout tht» system The testing unit can also simulate the load conditions generated by a multitude of callers using the system at the same time. This testing allows the telephone technicians to pre-test the new equipment under simulated full-load conditions to assure trouble-free service when the switching system is acutally placed in operation. JCPenney Mon.-Tues.-Wed. Only! Hi-light your summer. Frosting special, only 16 88 A beautiful new you; our expert Frosting includes shampoo and set. Blower Cut, Conditioner Special 7.88; Includes shampoo and conditioner, cut and blow-dry. Charge itl Lincoln Mall Phone 233-3197 , Appointments not always necessary Open Mon. Through Fri. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.. Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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