Benton Harbor Herald Palladium in Benton-Harbor, Michigan
8 Sep 1976

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8 Sep 1976

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Herald-Palladium, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1976, Benton Harbor, MichiganCombining final edition pages -1 sections weather and the Herald press Benton Habbi St. Joseph Michigan wednesday september lie three Oaks track Over last local hurdle three Oaks a proposal to allow construction of a 110 to 115 million horse racing track in three Oaks township cleared its last local hurdle yesterday in a special election. Township voters approved rezoning needed to permit construction 344 to 108, according to unofficial returns. One ballot was reported spoiled. If upheld by the official canvass of the votes the track developers would now need Only state approval before proceeding further. One of the principal stockholders Jem Smith said if the state racing commission Grants a License for the Para Muruel betting big lottery game could boost vote by Susan age a09mtttev Picas writer Lansing Mich. A the More state voters turn out for the nov. 2 presidential election the bigger will be the top prize in the Michigan lottery s new instant game. The big prize in the game which begins tuesday will be for every vote cast in Michigan for the winning presidential candidate state lottery commissioner Gus Harrison said tuesday. The prize is guaranteed to be at least million the big Gest Ever awarded in the Michigan lottery. The bigger the vote for the Winner the bigger the top prize. Eligible for the grand prize kill be some persons whose instant tickets read finalist in each of six boxes. Besides the Chance at the big Money they also will win in a Small Way we re help ing to get out the says truancy puts dad in jail a Riverside Man was. Fined and sent to jail for failing to Send Bis teenage daughter to co Mia High school. Harold Lee Daggett 42, of Box 113, Riverside was sentenced to 90 Days in jail Tine and costs of 1200 and placed on two years probation Friday in fifth District court for failure to Send his 15-year-old daughter to school from september 1975 to March District judge Ronald j. Taylor suspended 87 Days of the jail sentence on a Promise that Doggett would make sure that his daughter and his two other teenage children would attend school every Day in the future according to Taylor. Taylor said he warned both Doggett and his wife that he would Issue warrants for both of their arrests if the school reports that any of the children missed classes without a valid reason. Harrison though the state has other motives. It plans to net million to million on the game the fourth instant lottery game in Michigan. Get out the and vote Are slogans on advertising posters for the new game which will have the same features As past instant games. Sixty million tickets printed for the new game will feature the pictures of 35 former presidents. President Gerald Ford and former president Richard Nixon were not included Harrison says for the Sake of consistency and because "35 was a Nice round Odds of winning in the new game Are about one in six the Best Ever he says. Altogether instant prizes will go to some 10.4 million winners adding up to close to million. Also 10 finalists culled from the eligible for the top prize will win or the top prize. As in the past instant games buyers can find out on the spot if they re won by using a Coin or Fingernail to rub a coating off each of six blocks on the ticket. If three of the six dollars figures match it s a Winner. Instant prizes of or can be won. If the word ticket appears in three boxes the Cus Tomer wins a free instant ticket. Harrison says the top prize is bound to be More than million citing vote totals of close to two million for Richard Nixon in Michigan in 1972 and 2.1 million for Lyndon Johnson in 1964. This year however with native son president Ford vying against Democrat Jimmy Carter the vote that determines the Winner could be much closer and much smaller than in 1972. No matter How big the top prize it will be doled out Over 20 years Harrison said. The Winner will be selected a few weeks after the election when vote totals have been certified by the state. Though sales of instant lottery tickets have stowed since the game was first introduced two , profits of instant games last year pushed the lot Tery s total profit to million the largest in history for any state lottery. Tax hike fails in eau Claire eau Claire school District voters Here yesterday turned Down a proposed two Mill property tax Levy for school operations for one year by a 209 to Iii vote according to unofficial returns. It was the second defeat in about three months of a two Mill Levy for school operations. A proposal to Levy two Mills for three years was Defeated in june. Or. William Horie eau Claire superintendent had said the Levy was needed to maintain the same educational program the school had Lambev tic had estimated the pop omd Tevy Gnu Taw a tied locally and brought in another in state Aid was a tentative 1171-77 Bud i , he had Aba waned that Cut Hub it us millage tailed Tabt Kkt Adt tic tag track it com be open by the fall of 1978. He said he was pushing for ground breaking in the Spring of 1977. Smith is a horse Trainer with farms in Dowagiac and Clarkston Mich. The other principal stockholder is Hartley Dawson jr., a Chicago Auto dealer. A spokesman for the stockholders said it will take attorneys about 45 Days to prepare the paperwork necessary to apply for a racing License. The spokesman Victor Spaniolo of Cassopolis said racing commission members have Given every encouragement to the proposed Michiana raceway. Spaniolo said commission members have indicated they do not think the track will enter into Competition with existing tracks in Michigan. The voter action yesterday upheld a july 12 decision by the township Board approving rezoning the 480-acre site from residential to a planned development District. Yesterday s elec Tion was called after a citizens group petitioned for a township wide vote on the Issue. Township supervisor Alfred Hellenga said the total vote of 453 embattled judge is suspended swept out in cleanup Sho shiners sit in their places on their last Day of work in Lisbon s Rossio Square before being swept out by police in a govern ment bid to clean up the area and bring Back foreign tourism. Hundreds of Sho shiners fruit Sellers and pornography paddlers were victims of cleanup of the Square tuesday. Rossio once was main tourist Mecca. Cap wire photo Bainbridge store hit by Bandit a Bandit wearing a halloween. Mask and armed with a Small handgun robbed a Bainbridge township general store of an estimated tuesday night state police of the Benton har Bor Post reported. Jim Knefely 47, owner of Mainville s Supply store Napier Avenue and m-1 40, told troopers he was closing the store shortly after 10 . When the gunman entered pointed the gun at him and demanded the Money. Knefely said the robber apparently knew that most of the Money was kept in a Cigar Box under the counter because he pointed the gun at the spot when demanding the Cash. Knefely was not injured troopers said in addition to the mask the Bandit wore a Brown Felt hat with a brim and an army fatigue jacket. He appeared to be in his 20s and was White troopers said. Residents represented about 75 per cent of the some 600 eligible voters living in the unincorporated area of the township. Residents living in the Village of three Oaks were not eligible to vote. Hellenga said he was very Happy with the results and very Happy that so Many residents turned out to vote. He and other officials have predicted the track would be a financial Windfall for township and River Valley school District coffers. The track would be built on part of a 480-acre site which is bounded by us-12, Basswood Stickles and Lakeside roads. By Patrick Connolly associated press writer Lansing Mich. A de troit recorder s court judge James Del Rio was suspended tuesday by the state supreme court pending the outcome of 23 charges of judicial misconduct against him. The suspension is effective immediately. The High court also refused motions by Del Rio to deny the complaint or failing that to conduct hearings to de Termine if the complaint contained sufficient substance to proceed. Del Rio was allowed to continue collecting his an Nual salary while he is sus Pended from performing any court duties a supreme court spokesman said. A week ago the supreme court appointed appeals court judge Timothy Quinn to conduct a full hearing on the charges brought by the state judicial tenure commission. The nine member commis Sion after a year Long investigation charged Del Rio with judicial misconduct that included alleged Bias toward either defense or prosecution coercing criminal defendants into plead ing guilty by offering reduced sentences harassment of court employees and abuse of defendants witnesses and other people in his courtroom. The commission said he Dis missed a Case after hearing Only one of 13 prosecution witnesses mat he once sentenced a Man on the basis of a purported Proba Tion report that was actually Blank paper and that he told a Detroit police officer that he Del Rio had been sexually intimate with a woman connected with a criminal Case pending before him. Del Rio 52, a former democratic state representative has labelled the charges frivolous and wholly without he was elected to the judgeship in 1972. After a hearing Quinn will make a recommendation to the judicial tenure commission which in turn makes u recommendation to the supreme court. If the allegations Are substantiated. Del Rio could be reprimanded suspended or removed from the judgeship. Twenty three charges Detroit recorder s court judge James Del Rio was suspended tuesday by state supreme court pending outcome of 23 charges of judicial misconduct against him. Del Rio 52, a former democratic state representative was elected to the judgeship in 1972. Suspension is effective immediately. A wire photo Wisconsin has big Copper Zinc lode Madison wis. A Exxon confirmed tuesday that its Ore discovery in Wisconsin s Forest county is among the largest known Zinc and Copper deposits in North America. From the announced results of Exxon s explorations near Crandon in Northern Wisconsin the Deposit appears to be one of the five largest in North America and could be among Index Section one editarials.page2 twin dues i an 18 Section two area u 21-21 pm docs to 31 12 weather 32 classified 31-34 Section three Sears supplement. Ii pages positions some purchases of educational supplies and Art instruction for elementary students. Besides the Revenue loss from the proposed millage the District also faces the possible loss of about in state Aid it was previously receiving for 150 Benton Harbor school District residents attending the eau Claire schools. Under a new state Law state Aid Lor those tuition students would go to the Benton Harbor school system. Gov. William Milliken and some legislative leaders have proposed a one year postponement on the tuition Horie said the Board would wait to see what the stale legislature did on the tuition is sue and to see what the District s student census is later Thea month adore acting off the Mirage defeat. The lop five in the world state geologist Meredith Ostrom said. Exxon said samples taken from 22 of 24 test brings indicated a Deposit of 60 million tons of Ore located from 200 to feet below the Earth s sur face. The brings Ostrom said in an interview were made along a line about a mile Long. All you can say is that 60 million tons is the minimum size of the Ore he said. This is a very Large a Large Mineral Deposit can be extracted from the Earth Only by a Large mine with a Long productive life and a More Sta ble contribution to the state and local Economy than smaller mines Ostrom said. Exxon conceded in its announcement made in Houston Texas that the discovery May be larger than 60 million tons saying it would continue test brings in Forest county throughout 1977 to get a better idea of the Deposit s size. Ostrom said the amount of Metal in Exxon s announced discovery dwarfs the Deposit that Kennicott Copper co. Plans to begin mining near Ladys Mith 115 Miles West of Cran Don. While the Ore that Kennicott plans to mine contains four per cent Metal the Ore described by Exxon contains 7.5 per cent Zinc and Copper alone the amount of Copper Exxon believes it has found is about fire times what Kennicott plans to begin mining As soon As it obtains the necessary state per mits Ostrom said. What they Call minor quantities of Lead Gold and Silver kind of sweeten the Ostrom added in reference to Exxon s announcement. Exxon said it does not expect that a mine could be in opera Tion before the Early 1980s. An open pit mine probably would be dug first and once enlarging the pit becomes economically unfeasible shafts probably would be sunk or extended horizontally to obtain More Ore Ostrom said. Claim is retracted Washington a Claude wild jr., Gulf Oil corp s former chief lobbyist today repudiated his claim that he had Given in 1970 to sen. Bob Dole the Republican vice presidential candidate. I have been in error and consequently have done a serious disservice to sen. Wild said in a statement. Bonds rejected at River Valley Home on the Hill Here s nearly completed Home of Singer songwriter Bob Dylan on a Hill above the Cliffs of Malibu Calif. Home called a terrible mis Mash by a county building inspector was started several . Cost is now nearing million. A wire photo leaning Tower of Watervliet by Mckimm Suft Wattar water vet the City s Brand new water Tower in t destined to become the leaning town of Watervliet City com missioners were assured last night. Despite the observations of City residents the still empty water Tower is an infinitesimal of one degree out of plumb Moorman Balis of the wig Man and associates engineering firm is. Joseph announced. At last night s commission meeting mayor an id Frazier said he called for the measurement because several City residents told him the Tower baked like it was leaning. We Don t want to end up with the leaning Tower of Balis remarked that when viewed from 1-94 the Tower does appear to lean. The Only Way to get rid of that illusion is to tear Down the of water which he jokingly suggested is what people Are using As a vertical reference. Commissioners last night also voted to eliminate a luxury from the water Tower. Because of the Cost the name water bet won t be painted on the tank. Commissioner Al Steffens said that was the cheapest bid received for painting the name on two sides of the Tower. Three Oaks River Valley school District voters yesterday rejected for the second time in a year a school Bond construction Issue. Nearly 37 per cent of the diet s voters turned out to defeat the Issue to 736, according to unofficial returns. School officials had proposed the Bond Issue has a method of financing construction of a new Middle school and for major renovations to three elementary schools. A similar Issue was Defeated in september 1975, by a to 22 vote. School officials said they will discuss the vote results at the school Board meeting next monday night. The school Board had sought the Bond proposal for funds to build a Middle school that would have replaced so year old Middle school build Ings at three Oaks and new Troy. The Bond Issue would hive also provided funds for in renovations in elementary schools at Chuikam ing new Troy and three Oaks. The Bonds would have been paid Back Over a 26-year-period through a 3.88 Mills property tax Levy. 1 2 Metis teams needed. Thursday Wuo Paw lanes. 46w601. Adv. Mixed league openings Fri. Wu-0-Paw lanes 46w601. Adv. Auction Sale wed. Sept pm. One Block w. Of Barody Stevensville re. At 1996 West Unco re. Or t Miles no of Baroda Mich furniture Irrig. Equip., sprayers farm equip. Mike Milas owner. Sale by Jerry Arend. Bridgman. 465-6368, new Buffalo 469-0521. Adv. At Blossom lanes Junior league registration sat., sept . To 4 . Teams it individuals sign up 927-3174. Adv

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