Madison Wisconsin State Journal, May 23, 1975, Page 57

Madison Wisconsin State Journal

May 23, 1975

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Madison Wisconsin State Journal (Newspaper) - May 23, 1975, Madison, Wisconsin Businesses Top Orchid and Onion List By W1LJJAM R W1NEKE Of Tfcr State Journal Staff Edward S Gulesserian may sell some of the most beautiful rugs in Madison but ac cording to the Capital Community he sells them fromone of the ugliest stores in town The CCC awarded Gulcsserian and several other city businesses onions Thursday as part of its annual Orchids and Onions competition to improve the aesthetics of the city Gulesserian was criticized for the boarded up window at his store at the intersection of Breese Terrace and Monroe St If only a tiny decree of the Ixauty inside that store could escape to the outside it would be a thing of beauty for the whole community quipped Mark Musolf CCC master of ceremonies Other firms receiving criticism from the environmental group included Continental Mortgage Insurance CMI for its new office building on Oilman St the SoPark Corp for its new office building in Arbor Hills the Affiliated Bank of Madison for creating a parking lot on the Capital Square and Jjiiuor bicker 0312 Momma Dr lor cutting down oak trees in order to make a parking lot On the other hand Choles Flowers Meuer Art and Picture Frame Co and the Stella Bicycle Shops were praised for purchasing dilapidated old buildings and recycling them into modern stores Also cited for excellence were Oakwood Lutheran Homes and the Madsen Develop ment Corp for trying to save wildflowers at the new Oakwood Village Tamarack Trails for its condominium designs the Flower Shop for tasteful advertising and Project Home Tor helping people remodel their homes Governmental agencies received both praise and criticism in the judging Madison Rivers and Lakes Commissions for the past 50 veals were scorned for doing little to protect the quality of the areas rivers and lakes and Supt of Schools Douglas Ritchie was awarded an onion for eliminating the environmental summer program for children On the other hand University of Wisconsin parking director Tim Phillips was honored for landscaping Camp Randall parking the French Warfare Angry Walter Tessman Rt 2 Cambria walks through his newly planted pea field in ruts 18 inches deep after powerline crews began reconstruction of transmission lines fallen in a January storm Tessmann said that the field was ruined when crews contracted by the Madison Gas and Electric Co trucked in two poles weighing 30 tons just after a rain hit the area State Journal Photo by A Craig Benson A Tree for You and a Tree for Me By ROBERT C BJORKLUND State Journal Farm Editor There was a tree planted for nearly every Dane County resident this year And the county set some tree planting records along the way according to Jerry Lapidakis Stoughton area forester for the Dept of Natural Resources In a report to the Dane County Soil and Water Conservation District Thursday he said 298000 trees and shrubs were planted even though it was one of the latest tree planting seasons in years But 251 individuals planted trees in the county this year and that was the largest number of persons planting trees in any one county in the slate Lapidakis said What this means is thata lot of people are trying to do something for conservation And if they start by planting trees and shrubs other measures will follow he ad ded District supervisors Mrs Naila E Harper Shorewoodr David D Mover Dist 1 Madison and Jonathon Barry Rt 2 Ml Horeb authorized Lapidakis to work out a plan that could set up a custom tree planting service for the county as other counties are doing This could mean more tree planting because not only the districts tree planting machine would be available but it would have a tractor and crew ready for the plant ing operations Lapidakis ended up by being a tractor technician and hydraulic engineer much of thetime but this detail would be eliminated with one leased tractor and a trained crew Judge Frees Day Cafe Funds By PATRICIA SIMMS Of The State Journal Staff Circuit Judge William Sachtjen Thursday freed of the citys challenged budget for day care programs and three other private agencies But he reserved judgment on for subsidizing day care to children of eligible families and on for the reserve for Human Resources Development Because the City Council has not deter mined standards for day care aid eligibility the challenge was premature Sachtjen said The judge said the council had not appropriated any funds from the reserve making the challenge not ripe for judicial determination The City of Madison agreed in January not to use its day care budget and the challenged portions of its Human Resources budget un til Sachtjen made his decision Victoria Hopper 1325 Jenifer St challenged the funding in early January arguing that the appropriations involved us ing public money for a private purpose Public purpose must be evaluated within a contemporary framework Sacht jen said The concept is a fluid one which has been extended by both legislative enact ments and judicial decisions to meet current demands upon municipal governments He said the benefit to a private group must Boy on Bus Loses Money Order Wednesday was a bleak day for John Gillies a Madison Newspapers Inc carrier Gillies lost an American Express money order for on a North St bus If you find the money order please contact Gillies at 1126 Drake St or turn it in to Madison Newspapers Inc lift S CarrollSt be incidental to the public purpose of an appropriation but added The appropria tion of public funds to a private agency does not of itself invalidate the expenditure Sachtjen said both the for direct services to day care centers and the for day care staff salaries served the public The affidavits and exhibits establish that the funds were appropriated for the day care programs in order to provide quality care and a positive environment for all children in the City of Madison as demonstrated through appropriate educational experiences and adequate health and nutrition the judge wrote Surely the general welfare of the public is promoted through expenditures serving this end he said Sachtjen also approved for the SpanishAmerican Organization to the InterAgency Committee and to the Madison Tenants Union Inc All three satisfy the requirement that the money be used for the health safety and general welfare of the public Sachtjen said There is apparently a discrepancy in the figures given in the decision The freed part of the budget appears to add up to rather than Sachtjen or other court officials could not be reached Thursday night for an explanation In Green County such a crew and equip ment plan costs for each 1000 trees planted Lapidakis said that there are no private planters left and landowners and farmers could use someone in this business Maybe then the county machine wouldnt be needed he added The tree planting operations are changing because landowners at one time planted exclusively red and white pine White pine still is the most popular species but there is more and more people planting hardwoods and red oak yellow poplar maples ash and walnut The shift comes as Lapidakis recommends that landowners move more to native species and use pine for special plantings like a border around an oak woods The area forester located at the Nevin State Fish Hatchery offices of DNR works with landowners throughout the year plan ning planting for the year ahead He encouraged those interested in planting trees and wildlife shrubs to get in contact with him so he can find out their interests and make plans When all private and public plantings were put together this year it covered more than 350 acres In the past four years more than 1000 acres were planted This means that in 1975 we planted the greatest number of trees ever in Dane County including the soil bank days when there was a big program effort and plantings were subsidized he said Guides Prove Popular By ROBERT C BJORKLUND State Journal Farm Editor The announcement in The Wisconsin State Journal Thursday thai the new Guide to Historic Dane County by the Dane County Historical Society was available for dis tribution brought a total of 1H6 requests Thursday Mrs Edith Hill administrative assistant at the Dane County Extension Office where the guide may be obtained said the response was just fantastic She said there were four of us in the of fice on the phones constantly She described the people who called in for a copy as being genuinely interested in his tory The guide put out in folder form has a map of Dane County that shows the location of major historic sites in the county The guide text includes a description of each historic site and the person living there who contributed to history Mrs Pat Walsh an extension office secretary wno niacle tlu mass greeted those who stopped in the office to pick up copies of the guide said there were a number of requests for a large number of copies like those of libraries and local historical groups but most of the calls came from persons who wanted the marked map for summer trips The Guide to Historic Dane County may be obtained free from the County Extension Office Room 114 CityCounty Building Madison 53709 The telephone number is 2664271 Milo Swanton 4610 Milwaukee St who presented the first copies at the County His torical Society annual meeting said that the response in The Wisconsin State Journal Dane County Highway and Transportation Hoard was ciUd for its prairie restoration project and the City of Monona was cited both for a land grading ordinance and for trying to purchase two lake lots on Tonyawatha Trail Dane County Judge William Kich was praised for his efforts while a member of the state Public Service Commission to give environmental leadership in energy the Blooming Grove Historical Society was honored for saving the old Nathaniel Dean home and the Dudgeon Neighborhood Assn for restoring the Glen Park Finally Judy Stansbury 2305 S Park St was cited for her efforts in the cleanup of Starkweather Creek and Margaret Davey 518 Virginia Terrace and Melvin Luraas Tuft St volunteers at the Environment Wisconsin office were thanked for their ef forts in keeping the organization alive The CCC has about 6UO members in Dane County Its Orchid and Onion Award or ganixed in 1968 is designed to focus public attention on the best and worst aspects of the local environment suburban metropolitan Wisconsin State Journal Friday May 23 1975 Sec 4 City Unit Backs Plea for Help on Assessments By ROBERT PFEFFERKORN Of The State Journal Staff The Board of Public Works voted unanimously Thursday night to ask the City Council to find some legal way to take the burden of special assessments off the shoulders of people facing economic hardship especially the elderly The board action followed nearly four hours of grappling with the dilemma of approving curb and gutter improvements without driving people out of their homes Dozens of homeowners in person and via petition objected to curb and gutter recon struction scheduled this summer if this council approves the work June 10 Opposition centered on three areas in volving portions of Milwaukee S Mills and Regent Sis The special assessment is a frontage fool of curb and gutter needing reconstruc tion The assessment can be paid over a period of eight years at 8 per cent interest Aid Michael Sack Dist 13 joined the op position of the S Mills St residents He said Were talking about tough choices Im for letting the citizen who has to pay the bill make the choice The problem gets sticky when homeowners on one side of the street ask for the improvements and their neighbors on the other side of the street cant afford it The board agreed to underscore an effort by Mayor Paul Soglin to find out if it is pos sible to defer special assessments in cases where the special assessment creates an economic hardship The boardalso agreed to conditionally recommend approval of curb and gutter reconstruction for this year Residents fac ing special assessments will receive official notification of their estimated top special assessments in time to ask for reconsidera tion at the boards June 5 meeting The board further agreed to support any request for hardship deferrals from several elderly property owners who face assess ments for street improvements to Hillcrest Drive from Larkin St to Alden Dr Larry Nelson of the City Engineering Dept said his office welcomes any opportunity to get out of the special assessment business Were looking for alternatives he said but were also looking which is raised for new construction and repair through special Until the last few years he added the city had not budgeted for adequate maintenance We really fell behind on street repairs City Comptroller Paul Reilly said the old notion that improvements enhance property values is no longer universally accepted Some people feel improving a street can ac tually detract considering noise dirt traffic danger among other things Representatives of the Regent Neigh borhood Assn said they felt exactly that way They objected to improving Regent St they said because they feared it will again story Thursday shows that people are deeply interested in the history around them Swanton added that too often we fail to recognize the significance of our own area and its contribution to history but thats all being changed now with the availability of the guide to historic spots He said that many people will find new interests in the county as they realixe that history took place right where they are Swanton has received calls from persons who wanted to add new facts and new his toric sites We would like to encourage these ideas and suggestions in this bicentennial year This guide is just a start and much more can be added to the societys historic guide program Those with ideas may write to nle and I will pass them along to the society Swanton said become a major speedway to the downtown area Aid Alicia Ashman Dist 10 scolded the group for standing in the way of needed repairs She pointed to a recent downturn in traffic count from a high near 18000 to 12000 She said enforcement of speed limits is needed and urged the group to help get that enforcement One person agreed their petition against curb and gutter was a forum to voice concern that the traffic downturn might be reversed if the road was upgraded too much Resurfacing on Regent St however is already contracted for without public hear ing because the city pays the full cost for road reconstruction Man With Knife Attacks Woman A middleaged man dressed like a swinger was sought Thursday by Madison and Dane County lawmen for using a 7inch chrome hunting knife to force a 21yearold hitchhiking Madison woman into abnormal sex acts about 10 pm Wednesday in his car after giving her a ride at the Nakoma Rd BelUine intersection The woman was treated at University Hospital for 13 Xshaped cuts on her breasts and stomach none of which required su tures Sheriffs Sgt Robert Shunk said She told lawmen she was thumbing a ride home after looking at a new apartment and was driven instead to a Fitchburg gravel road where the driver slit her blouse and brassiere with the knife and cut her until she submitted to his sex demands She said she distracted the assailant by claiming that a car was approaching kicked him in the groin and ran into an adjacent woods where she hid until hearing him drive away Shunk said she walked nearly 2 miles to phone the sheriffs office from the Kings Inn motel 915 W Beltline She described the assailant as a white man aged about 45 6 feet tall weighing about 175 pounds with dark brown hair cut with bangs to the eyebrows and covering the ears and dressed like a swinger wearing a flowered shirt unbuttoned to the waist and a medallion on a silver chain around his neck German Writing Contest Winners to Be Announced The Deutscher Club of Madison will an nounce winners of its annual German Lan guage and Essay contest at 8 tonight at a meeting in the Norway Center 2262 Winnebago St Some 48 Madison high school students have entered the contest and 15 awards will be made Middleton Mayor Makes 1 st Veto Map Change MIDDLETON An official city map approved by the City Council Tuesday night is now stamped with Mayor Judith Karofskys first veto Ms Karofsky vetoed the action Thursday for what she called the unfortunate manner in which the council handled what began as a housekeeping effort to adjust the map to what already exists But the council voted 62 for an amend ment to delete a nearly blocklong section of Park St north from Maywood Ave after neighborhood residents pushed for the change at the council meeting Ms Karofsky said she is not at odds with the merits of the change but used the veto because the change came at the insistence of only a few persons who happened to be at the meeting Without the Park St segment on the map the roadway cannot be developed If paved it would become a through street leading into Gammon Rd in Madison Her concern she said was that loo few people were made aware of the oppor tunity to be heard by the council I feel 1 cannot support the action of the council until a careful study has been made and the future impact of the deletion of Park St from the official city map has been as sessed she said She said a decision should be made only MAYOR KAROFSKY after all possible alternatives are made available for orderly public discussion She said the council failed to consider the Madison Area Transportation Study City Plan and Transportation Commissions and other opinions The council originally had before it about a changes ranging from deletion of no longer existing streets to new streets already paved and in use The council unanimously approved the amended map ;