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Carbondale, Illinois
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Carbondale-Herrin-Murphysboro 60UTHE-KN ILLINUISAIM, lUfcbUAY, ULIUtiLK 27, 103 i nre For Herrin Water Proecf Randolph Unit OK'd: Reports ouncn oens onas Herrin Asks For Water Supply Study Herrin has asked for money to finance a study to determine whether the city can use water By Authorities State and regional housing officials said today they had observed no Irregularities in reports made to them by the Ran dolph County Housing Authority. The local commission, its The low bid on $50,000 in second hen water revenue bonds was accepted by the Herrin City Council Monday night. The bid by Columbian Securities Chicago, offered a net interest rate of 4.4477 per cent on the 35-year issue. The bonds will help finance a larger water line from Crab Orchard Lake. The city has $25,300 on hand toward its share of the $150,000 estimat Other bidders were: Benjamin Lewis and Chicago, 4.7092 per cent; Fox, Reusch and Cincinnati, 4.75 per cent and less a $50 discount on each $1,000 bond; White-phillips Davenport, Iowa, 4.35 per cent; and Hugh B.

Duggan and Chicago, four and seven eights per cent and a $10 discount. Warren and Van Praag, Decatur, were retained as engineers for the project. ed cost. A $75,000 federal grant provides the rest of the funds. The bid was accepted with the provision representatives of the bond firm will meet with city officials to try to work out an arrangement whereby the bonds may be called in before 1903 if the city is able to do so financially.

Interest payments in the years to 1993 will total presuming Herrin is unable to pay any of the principal until that date. chairman and its executive di rector were named in a suit filed last week in Randolph Coun ty Circuit Court alleging failure to file required reports and al leging contact ot interest awarding insurance contracts. from the proposed Rend Lake system. Mayor Fred Henderson wrote today to N. N.

Batt, director of the Area Redevelopment Administration, to request the money. The grant, an estimated $1,100, would pay for the work of Clark, Dietz, Painter and Associates of Urbana. The City Council met informally with Rend Lake Conservancy District officials and engineers, Chet Townsend, ARA regional director, and Water Supt. Mike Miriani Monday. Jesse Dietz, of the Urbana engineering firm, said if construction of a temporary dam and water lines for the inter-city system starts now, Herrin could have water in two years.

Spokesmen for the Illinois State Housing Board and for the Public Housing Administra Raises Rates tion Chicago office said reports Higher Board To Visit SIU on hand did not reveal viola tion of state or federal laws. Orin H. Koeneman, commis u-jt-' i 'U'Up lit i SASlx 4 wi 12 ri 1 i If 's Herrin Council Passes Energy Wafer Contract sion chairman, and William Koeneman, executive director, Southern Illinois University will be host to the state Board were consulting with PHA offic lals today in Chicago. of Higher Education next Mon- The Koenemans and the local dy and Tuesday. SIU's two members of authority have been charged by the Randolph County Board of Commissioners with violation of state law requiring local author A 40-year contract to sell water to Energy was approved by the Herrin City Council Monday night.

The council agreed to ask Freeman Spur and Colp officials to attend the next council higher board, John Page Wham of Ccntralia and Melvin C. Lock-ard of Mattoon, along with President Delyte W. Morris, will be ities to make annual reports to the county board. No Procedure hosts at a dinner for the board Monday in University Center. The board's business session will meeting to discuss new contracts and water rate increases for Richard Blakley, management director of the Illinois State follow.

Conservancy District Director Howard Mendenhall said a "transitonal arrangement" might be worked out through pooling resources of other towns which would not need a large volume of water right away so that lines to Herrin could be laid first. Mendenhall said Herrin's costs for buying Rend Lake water can only be determined after the study is made. However, he said, the greater the quantity of water that can be sold from the lake 'theoretically, the lesser the cost." Herrin has submitted a COUNCIL IN BRIEF The Herrin City Council Monday night: Accepted a bid on $50,000 in revenue bonds; Agreed to a new contract to sell water to Energy; Agreed to ask for federal money to finance a Rend Lake water use feasibility study; Accepted a low bid on a police car page Voted to redraw the liquor license ordinance page Agreed to retire old paving bonds page 2. their communities. Housing Board, said the state On Tuesday the board will tour the campus and hold a business session at 10 a.m.

4 The Energy contract raised the rate from 30 cents to 424 cents per 1.000 gallons. The increase is effectively immediately upon passage by the Energy Education Master Plan Meetings To Be Held 4 Village Board. Southern Illinois University! faculty members will learn of Actual Costs progress to develop a master The contract is based on the loan and grant application plan for higher education in II- actual costs for Herrin of deliv-linois at campus meetings nextlering water to Energy's distri- board has no routine procedure to determine whether any authority complies with that section of the law. He said the state board has been as satisifed with Randolph County Housing Authority reports as with reports from any local authority. The county board petition alleges its representatives were refused access to authority meeting minutes.

Blakley said all public agencies are required to hold open meetings. An exception is made when authorities discuss the purchase or sale of property and for preliminay discussion month. bution svstem. Next Mav costs Mayor Fred Henderson told to the ARA to expand the ca-the council similar new contract pacity of the city's filter plant and rate increases should be and to lay new lines into in-considered for the other two'dustrial areas. Henderson has towns.

said part of this work ould be SIU members of several com- will be reviewed and rates for 1 mittees formed by the state Lnergy set on the basis ot audi- Board of Higher Education will tor's computations of costs, conduct meetings on the Car-i The ordinance also provides her brother Marty, 10, are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Gradle, 401 S. Illinois Carbondale. school this morning.

Temperatures in Southern Illinois dipped as low as 36 degrees. Valerie Gradle, 7, left, and I'm sure they're fair and wiU Rend Lake water CHILLY MORN Two Carbondale children huddle in their jackets to keep warm on the way to From 80s To 30s bondale campus Nov. 7 and 8 1 that after Jan. 1 Energy shall i want to pay, ne said. and on the Edwardsville campus permit no connections to its' Herrin has been supplving Nov.

14 and 26. water system by residents out-; water to Cob and Freeman Sdut Carbondale campus meetings side the village limits. A simi-; at 30 cents per 1,000 gallons. will be held at the University Jar ban on connections by in-! is aanaoie soon enougn ai a ow enough cost. Townsend said the application is "totally dependent upon when Congress acts" on a bill to appropriate more money for the ARA program.

ARA funds currently are depleted. "Some pessimists believe it mav be well into next summer Lights Sought For Mur-Wood Center ballroom starting with dustnai or commercial users out Cars Collide Indian Summer Turns Frosfy coffee at 3:30 p.m. A car driven by Keith M. Nykerk. 23, of 900 E.

Park side the village is effective immediately upon passage of the ordinance. New Pact taroondaie, coiiiaea witn an! Talk of Indian summer gave fired up furnaces as tempera-way to chatter about the coldjtures dipped into the thirties, POLICE BRIEF Jackson Countv Housing Au as area temperatures dropped! their lowest since spring. Energy had requested the new 'son, 31, of 1003 E. Park Car- toeiore me dw is even laKen up thority will seek citv installa- Murphysboro: Robert C. Kopka, Downers Grove, fined S15 in- contract in order to meet legal bondale at the intersection of Light frosts were reported in tion of street lighting in Mur- UC 2CUU.

Townsend said Herrin could about 50 degrees between Sun day morning and Monday night. eluding costs by Justice of for the issuance South Wall street and East some areas. Wood Homes in Murphysboro. fpmnpra turpi U'PrP 2ft TarL- Arthur maintonanro on. Sunday morning the temepra- the Peace Jim Bob Kerleyiof water and sewer revenue i Grand avenue at 7:55 a.m.

Mon on ticket by State Trooper Ran-i bonds to finance a sewage col- day, Carbondale police said to hires were in the mid-80s andjCarbondalef at Herrin? 3C at gincer for Pu'blic Housing Adit looked like summer was here Marion? 44 at Murphysboro, 35, ministration regional offices in dall Tolbert for speeding. lection and disposal system. day. There were no injuries. aidv.

luunudv iiifeui West Frankf0rt, 36 at Benton, Chicago, will forward pans for of employment or dismissal. Blakey said if his office is contacted, he would advise the Randolph County Authority to obtain legal counsel. The state board does not provide attorn-neys in local suit. Concerning an allegation charging conflict of interest in awarding insurance contracts, Orton F. Keyes, management director of PHA Chicago offices, said routine reports have been approved by his office.

The suit alleges the autho-ity's insurance contracts with B. W. Koeneman Agency, Steele-ville, represent a conflict with state law. B. V.

Koeneman and 0. H. Koeneman are brothers. According to Keyes, PHA requires that fire and extended coverage and public liability insurance be opened for public bid. He said the Randolph Authority had met those require-j ments.

The authority also carries insurance bonds on commission- 40 at Johnston City and 37 at the lights. the Williamson County Airport, Tne county authority last High temperatures Monday; week said it had asked the city were 64 at Carbondale, 62 at previously to install lights on West Frankfort, 65 at Benton 'streets around the development and 64 at the Williamson Coun-' at Lake and 20th streets, ty Airport. he area has been without The Weather Bureau station illumination since it was opened at Cairo said it will remain cool in iqq Tax Sale Moves Along Land sales were booming in the Jackson County Treasurer's either continue its present water works expansion plans and buy any extra water needed from Rend Lake, or it could buy all its water from Rend Lake. The big advantage of tho first course would be giving the city a second water source to fall back on in emergencies. The city could get Rend Lake water through lines run either from Zeigler or Johnston City both of whom will join the system.

Townsend said running a line from Johnston City also would benefit the city by opening up areas along the highway to Industrial development, with access to water. The feasability study would take two weeks and would not the rest of the week. Reid Troutman, authority executive director, said the city had agreed that year to provide lighting in the area. Walter King, authority chairman, said the city has been unable to install the lights because of a shortage of money. The city at one time offered to split the cost with the housing authority, King said.

PHA authorities refused to approve delay action on Herrin's pend ers and employes, auto insurance and robbery insurance. Keyes said PHA does not require open bidding and docs not ing $620,000 application, Towff send said. office in Murphysboro Monday. After publishing a list of properties with delinquent back taxes due, the county was putting them on sale for the taxes plus interest and costs. W'ithin an hour and a half after the sale began, 13 individuals had redeemed delinquent properties and nearly 30 more had submitted bids for property with more than 10 year's taxes due, according to Deputy County Treasurer Tod Stearns.

Bids must be approved by the county judge before the properties are awarded to the highest bidder. By the time the office closed, nearly $12,000 had been collected from 16 individuals, Stearns said. Monday's largest single buyer was Frank Easterly, Rt. 2, Herrin Mayor Checks Taverns Herrin Mayor Fred Henderson said today he has stepped up checks on the city's taverns in order to curb drinking by teen-agers. "I went around nearly all the taverns over the weekend.

I checked a number of ID cards myself. I didn't find anyone under-age," Henderson said. "I've warned all the bartenders to be extra careful. We just can't have youngsters thinking that they can come into the proposal, claiming the lighting was wholly the city's responsibility, he said. MOVING UP Thief Apparently Leaves '62 Car, Takes '63 An unidentified young man Orton F.

Keyes, PHA repre who ''traded in" a 1958 car for a i2 moaei last jiur-physboro apparently has moved up a year in another unauthorized trade in Nashville. Jackson County Sheriff Arch Edwards said today the 1962 car Herrin and do as they please," taken in Murphysboro was aban check local authority procedure in awarding those bids. He said the B. W. Koeneman agency holds all the insurance contracts on projects in Sparta and Chester.

Keyes said he is satisfied the defendants hold no interest in the insurance agency. He said standard forms had been used in the insurance bid calls. Keyes was in Chester last week on routine checks of local authorities. He said in the last year management officials of PHA have made two regular visits to the Randolph Authority, completed an occupancy audit last year, and conducted annual fiscal audits. The authority operates 60 public housing units in Chester and 26 in Sparta.

he said. doned in Nashville, and a 1963 model car taken the next day. Officers are working on the as sentative, said if the city refuses to install the lighting the authority could put them in and refuse to pay the city money in lieu of taxes. Troutman said Arthur also will draw specifications for light installation at the rear of North 17th street development. Residents there said they have not used the community building at night because of the hazardous walk in the dark.

The authority has authorized Troutman to instruct Central Illinois Public Service to install the lights. The authority will pay a $4.50 monthly for current and maintenance. sumption the thefts are connect ed, Edwards said. Herrin Youths Face Charges The 1962 car was taken from 1 1 -1 il i rtWi'' the Porter Bros, Motor Sales in Murphysboro. Easterly paid for properties in De Soto, Carbondale, and Murphysboro townships.

Anna K. and Harold G. Hal-terman, Rt. 2, Murphysboro made the second largest purchase, paying $1,067.51 for 13 different properties throughout the county. James A.

Lawder 2004 Elm Street, Murphysboro, son of Jackson County Supervisor of Assessments James Lawder 4 Murphysboro Thursday. The young driver took the car and fled while on a trial run. Herrin Police Chief Roy said today he has the names of Huge dragline moves away from highway after crossing Rt. 57 two 15-year-old boys who scrawled obscenities on the West Side Bucket Being Moved Eight Miles BOTULISM SCARE Warning Applies Only to Great Lakes Smoked Fish Detroit, Oct. 29 (AP) The three-week-old botulism School building.

Cole said he plans to press was the morning's largest buyer. He bought 308.58 acrea in Levan and Fountain Bluff town charges this afternoon after POLICE BRIEF Murphysboro: Hobart McCor-mick, Sand Ridge, fined $10 including costs by Justice of the Peace Jim Bob Kerley on ticket by Policeman Charles Connelly for intoxication. Massive Dragline Hauled Across Rt. 57 Near Marion ood poisoning scare is causing gathering more information. Vandals wrote with soap on three outside walls of the school over the weekend.

a reported 20,000 layoffs in the ships for $1,003.49. The sale is expected to con tinue through the week. Great Lakes commercial fish A massive logistics problem ing industry. Meantime, the na Power lines have to be disconnected and taken down when they are encountered. The dirt moving a walking uragnne with a 13.3 yard bucket was Ordill Meeting about half completed today by crossings have to be constructed at the highways and three the Peabody Coal Co.

The dragline crossed Inter Recreation Aide To Attend MINE REPORT Mines Working Wednesday Fidelity Burning Star 1 Burning Star 2 Old Ben 9 Old Ben 21 Orient 3 Orient 4 Orient 5 Zeigler 4 state Rt. 57 near Marion this morning. It is being moved about eight miles from the For The dragline "hops" along. It sits on a big center tub. Large feet on each side move out and then lift the dragline forward and deposit it to rest on the tub while the feet are moved forward again.

The dragline is accompanied by its own power source, a diesel powered generator on a lowboy, which is being pulled by a truck and bulldozer when necessary. Peabody had to obtain clearance from federal and state authorities, railroads, Central Illinois Public Service Southern Illinois Power Cooperative and individual landowners on the route before the move syth Energy Mine near Energy' to the Utility Mine near The dragline is preceded by earthmovers and bulldoz ers clearing a roadway for it. Monday workmen a ed large mounds of dirt on each side of Interstate 57 and in the center dividing lane. At 6 a m. today they constructed a 5-foot deep dirt road across the four lanes of the highway.

The dragline started across at 8 and by 9 it was across the highway. The three earth-movers and three bulldozers immediately started clearing away the dirt road and it was expected the highway would be opened by noon. Highway traffic was closed off between the Marion and Johnston City interchanges during the period. tion's fishing industry is fighting to restore public confidence in its smoked fish product. Great Lakes area layoff reports came from commercial fishing sources Monday as representatives of the industry began meetings with government officials at Washington in an effort to regain the housewife's favor.

Sales of smoked fish plummeted after seven deaths from botulism and a government warning to the public not to eat smoked fish from the Great Lakes area unless it is known to have been properly The regional director of the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, Ann Arbor, will attend a meeting to discuss the recreation potential of the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge Nov. 4. Roman Koenings Mon day The route is on a line straight Monday. The recreation areas of the refuge will be discussed with Koenings and area representatives. The meeting Nov.

4 also is to discuss the future of the Ordill industrial area. Seperate sessions will be held. The bureau is being asked for railroads. Forsyth Energy Supt. Gene Pearson said the dragline being moved was replaced at the mine by a dragline with a 30 yard bucket.

Its construction was completed about a year ago. At the Utility Mine the dragline will replace a smaller one with a 12 yard bucket. That one is to be dismantled by the company for removal to another site in the future. The draglines are used to strip rock and dirt overburden from coal seams in strip mining. east from Energy.

The dragline rossed Interstate Rt. 57 and State Rt. 37 between Marion and Dogwalk. Moving the drag confirmed his plan to attend the POLICE BRIEF Chester: David L. Buatte, Chester, fined $15 by Justice of the Peace Louis Blechle on plea of guilty to charge of speeding filed by State Trooper Ivan Casten line started Oct.

21 and it is hoped to be completed by Monday, a two-week period to move meeting at Engels Restaurants help in planning the future of Carbondale. Goffrey Hughes, the recreation areas, particu-executive director of Southern larly around the west end ot Illinois talked to Koenings I Crab Orchard Lake. it eight miles..

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