Harrisburg Daily Register in Harrisburg, Illinois
13 Aug 1980

See the full image with a free trial.

Start for Free

Harrisburg Daily Register in Harrisburg, Illinois
13 Aug 1980

Read an issue on 13 Aug 1980 in Harrisburg, Illinois and find what was happening, who was there, and other important and exciting news from the times. You can also check out other issues in The Harrisburg Daily Register.

Browse Harrisburg Daily Register

How to Find What You Are Looking for on This Page

We use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to make the text on a newspaper image searchable. Below is the OCR data for 13 Aug 1980 Harrisburg Daily Register in Harrisburg, Illinois. Because of the nature of the OCR technology, sometimes the language can appear to be nonsensical. The best way to see what’s on the page is to view the newspaper page.

Get started for free with a 7 day trial.

Harrisburg Daily Register (Newspaper) - August 13, 1980, Harrisburg, Illinois Sic Board approves $2.3 million budget by Lois Barrett Register county editor Southeastern Illinois College Board of trustees approved a tentative budget for next year of $2,333,087 for sic Campus operating funds following a lengthy executive session on salary and budget committee reports. This does not include $850,000 for the Vienna correctional Center Campus which is approved at the state level and comes to the College through the Illinois department of corrections the Illinois Community College Board the division of adult vocational technical education and Illinois office of education. Of the tentative budget approximately 65 percent of the operating expense is for salaries and benefits according to or. Harry Abell College president. A a greater expense is in the area of general supplies and materials in the amount of $182,105,�?� Abell explained. A another Large estimated expenditure is in utilities. This year utilities were around $160,000.�?� increases adopted for the new salary schedule were essentially in beginning salaries for teachers Abell pointed out. These amounted to $1,200 per year for the teachers. Also changed was the annual increment from $375 to $400. Under Job classification the receptionist switchboard operator salary was set at $6,350 Bookstore operator at $6,350 bookkeeper $7,200 student records clerk $7,200 general Secretary $6,600 executive Secretary i $7,200 executive Secretary ii $7,200 executive Secretary Iii $10,500 and property control clerk $6,350. The Overall total increase for positions of the faculty administration clerical and custodial is 10.2 percent. The higher percentage of increase was in the area of lower paid staff custodial and secretarial at about 12.5 percent. The Board adopted resolutions calling for a $385,000 working Cash Bond Issue to be instituted. De Bradley voted the move is designed to accrue a fund Over a five year period retired through the Levy process. For the taxpayer this will mean a three to four cent per $100 assessed valuation increase in the College Levy. Abell explained that actually about three and one half cent increase would be realized for the five years then the rate would drop Back to the present rate. The College has approached the idea of a working Cash Bond due to the lateness of state payments and the lateness with which tax receipts Are received. A it becomes a problem to have Cash on hand a Abell said a to meet obligations until we receive the Money owed to the College. Working Cash funds have been set up for schools to borrow Money to meet the obligations in the operating this fund always remains intact he said and is not to be spent but to be a a loan the working Cash fund precludes issuing anticipation warrants and paying interest on these he added. The difference is paying interest out of the operating funds which is not recovered. With the working Cash loan fund the College saves on interest. For instance the working Cash fund could be used As a loan fund if necessary to Start Large programs such As a mining technology program which has been discussed which would probably Cost around $200,000 to $250,000 to Institute. Working Cash Bond bids will be opened at the next Board meeting tuesday sept. 9, at 7 to . In the Board meeting room. In connection with tax collections owed the College Dean of business affairs Harold Mills sought to Clear up a misconception of whose fault the Holdup is. Mills explained that a confusion on the role the College District plays in compiling necessary levies has surfaced. He maintained that it is not the fault of the College District which files their tax Levy in september in plenty of time for the Levy to be included in figuring tax assessments. It was stressed that sic District covers eight county governments. The sic Levy must be certified by each county clerk in the District. These eight Are compiled at the clerk of record which happens to be the Saline county clerk since the College is located in Saline. Saline county establishes the rates for eight counties for the College. It was further explained today that it is the Job of the counties to use this established rate in their particular area. Added to this each county clerk is responsible for the multiplier affixed to his area. All of the actions contribute to a late tax mail out and subsequent returns to the districts involved. In the ongoing ethanol program at the acc Campus Bill Walker of William Walker associates presented plans to the Board for a building to House the ethanol operation at the prison. Hartzel Black Dean of correctional education stressed the urgency in obtaining Board approval to get the program moving and utilize the $46,000 department of Energy Grant totally for use in the construction of the building. Walker explained the building plans and layout of the area where it is to be constructed. He said the total project Cost however with additional fees and expenses would amount to $56,700. Black is expecting additional funds to become available. Under other business the Board set a new time for accepting bids on a new College Van or station Wagon for hauling Small groups. No one submitted a bid on 1980 models. Due to the lateness of the year it was decided to have the specifications resubmitted to dealers for bidding later in the year attempting to obtain a 1981 Model. The Board approved a vocational equipment reimbursement claim to be submitted to Date in the amount of $44,690.46 involving both campuses. Resignations of the following were accepted by the Board Auna Waller adn Hollis Onken Art Mike Milligan acc and Homer Cissell acc. Thirty three part time employees were approved in hiring for the main Campus and Twenty two for acc Campus. Several full time employees were also approved. The Board approved a contract for Driver education at Dixon Springs youth Center. Several charge Back requests recommended by Abell were approved As in order. Those present included Board members r. J. Brenner de Bradley or. Grover Sloan Kay Talley John Kane and student trustee Wendy Powell administrative personnel Harold Mills Gene ramp Hartzel Black Dick Hagan or. Harry Abell and Secretary Robin Thompson. The daily Register published continuously since 1915 of Harrisburg he. 62946 wednesday August 13,1980 new series volume 66, no. 39 school to Start aug. 22 in new facilities by Mike Brothers Register City editor with moving under Way in Harrisburg Community unit 3 District at the East and West Side elementary schools school Board members tuesday Learned that school will Start August 22 in the new buildings. Superintendent Jack Simmons reported that construction was going As predicted by contractors with some minor hold ups on ordered items. He emphasized that this would not prevent school from opening in the new buildings on the scheduled Date however. On october 5 a dedication ceremony is planned for both new 650-student elementary buildings beginning at Malan Junior High auditorium then proceeding to open House at both schools. In connection with new school openings the Board was presented with a plan aimed at preventing traffic jams around the Raymond and Church Street locations before and after school. Designed in conjunction with Harrisburg Public safety com missioner Joe Bishop police chief Leon Stull and the unit 3 administration the recommended traffic patterns Call for loading and unloading children on the South Side of Church Street at the East Side school. At West Side parents May proceed clockwise around the school using Raymond Ledford and Lincoln streets As unloading Points. A More detailed look at the traffic patterns will be included in the thursday edition of the daily Register. Discussion on the Fate of old school property continued with John Molinarolo of Muddy requesting information on the Muddy school. A motion was made to negotiate the Sale of that building to the Village of Muddy with the option of placing the building up for Public auction if negotiations fail to provide satisfactory results. Following an executive session the Board hired Usa Calufetti Hamilton As physical education aide at West Side elementary school. Fran herring was hired to teach Art one Day per week at Independence school. Up to five slots were established for Ceta employees in the special education program depending on Illinois Farmers Union approval. Two coaching assignments were made. Jim Beasley was shifted from freshman basketball coach to elementary boys basketball coach to replace George Boyd who accepted a position in Benton. Jay Thompson was assigned freshman basketball coach to replace Beasley. An incentive pay program was adopted for administration personnel in unit 3 ranging from $500 to $1000 annually. The incentive pay is based on Merit performance. With the Eldorado High school athletic Field incomplete and not expected to be completed before football season the Harrisburg Board approved usage of Taylor Field for some of Eldorado a games. Based on a Cost rental plan Eldorado will be allowed to use Taylor Field for some nine games Thompson signs farm machinery tax break Bill by Mary Bohlen Springfield 111. Up farm implement dealers say gov. James r. Thompson was Wise to approve a tax break on sales of farm machinery thus deflating talk some dealers would withdraw from the Illinois state fair if he did not. Thompson approved the legislation tuesday in an a agriculture Day ceremony before the farm implement display at the Fairgrounds. He had been tight lipped in recent Days about his plans for the Bill. The fairs attention was expected to turn to politics today on a Republican Day with a visit by gop vice presidential candidate George Bush. Bush planned to March in the noon Parade attend the Sale of champions with the governor and speak at several party functions. Thompson said tuesday his decision to sign the Bill exempting sales of farm machinery and major parts was difficult because of the potential Revenue loss to the state his original opposition to the Bill and objections by his budget experts. But Thompson said intense lobbying by farm groups and implement dealers convinced him that a agriculture is so important to the people of Illinois that simple justness and fairness demand it receives the same tax treatment As two years ago Thompson approved a sales tax exemption for businesses purchasing manufacturing equipment. Some of the implement dealers displaying at the state fair for the first time in several years had threatened to leave if Thompson did not sign the farm machinery exemption. In april of this year Thompson said the state could afford Only two forms of tax Relief a a second Penny off the sales tax on groceries and drugs and expansion of property tax Breaks for senior and disabled citizens. He pleaded with lawmakers to Send him no More tax Relief measures. Thompson monday approved those two forms and tuesday defended his change of heart on the farm machinery exemption. He said the states loss can be made up by current revenues this year but Reserve funds will have to be used to cover Carter gets rousing reception in new York by Elizabeth Wharton new York up the 1980 democratic convention still pulsating from the Battle cry of sen. Edward Kennedy renominated president Carter tonight and launches him into the Campaign against Ronald Reagan. The president flew into new York today to a rousing reception from supporters at the Sheraton Centre in downtown Manhattan where he will remain until thursday night when he goes to Madison Square Garden a scene of his 1976 Triumph a to accept the conventions re endorsement. Asked whether he plans to meet with Kennedy a the erstwhile rival who put his imprint on the platform the president will run on and electrified the convention tuesday night with a Rafter rattling speech a Carter said a i done to know when but i definitely and he said a last night after one of the greatest speeches i have Ever heard i called senator Kennedy and told him How much i appreciated on hand at the hotel to Greet the president and wife Rosa Lynn were vice president Walter Mondale and a crowd of Well wishers chanting a four More years. Four More a i agree with you a the president said smiling broadly. In Pep rally style Carter said of the upcoming Campaign against Ronald Reagan Quot i have no doubt that we will be victorious not Only for ourselves but for our the president will remain at his hotel suite until thursday evening when he goes to Madison Square Garden to accept the renomination. Kennedy sold fashioned emotional Stem Winder tuesday night brought delegates jammed into Madison Square Garden to their feet and tears to the eyes of his supporters when he blasted Ronald Reagan and ticked off the things that make democrats different from republicans. So electrified were the delegates by the speech and by the wild 39-minute demonstration it generated the Carter forces hastily Cut a Deal they would cede Kennedy his $12 billion jobs program in the democratic platform to avoid a potentially humiliating defeat on National television. The delegates roared approval of three important economic planks a virtually Kennedy had fought for except a Call for mandatory wage and Price controls. He gave that up in what Carter aides called a Quot significant Concession. Carter earlier agreed to one Kennedy Plank that social programs should not be Cut to balance the budget but violently opposed two others a the jobs program and giving jobs priority Over inflation control a the mood of the House Here ifs Kennedy a night a said democratic National chairman John White in explaining the steamroller effect of Kennedy swords a everyone wants to show the senator a we love there was no immediate reaction to the convention action from Carter who was flying in from Washington today. But Campaign chairman Robert Strauss hinted Carter simply May ignore the economic planks added on the floor Quot president Carter feels very strongly that this is a mistake and there a no Point in glossing it Over Quot he said. Quot we hunk this Plank is wrong. You can to write an economic program on the floor of a eight minority planks remained for action today but Only three were controversial. Two dealt with the my missile a Kennedy a demands a search for alternatives to the costly system and another would ban it. The third Plank opposes import fees on Oil and Gas. Kennedy won the hearts of most of the 5,436 delegates and alternates reciting the Liberal principles he called a the heart of our traditions. The soul of our party across the he sharply attacked Reagan As an apostle of bygone times saying the gop nominee is Quot no Friend of labor. No Friend of our great Urban centers. No Friend of the senior citizen. No Friend of the women comprise 50 percent of the democratic delegates and they demonstrated their clout by adding two feminist planks to the platform. One would require the party to withhold endorsement and assistance from any democratic office seeker who opposes the equal rights amendment. The other would reinstate Federal funding of abortions for the poor. The Roll Call for the presidents renomination highlights tonight a session. Kennedy has asked his name not be placed in nomination but rep. Ron helium of California a Leader of the Blacks at the convention is attempting to acquire the needed 333 signatures to have his name proposed. Vice president Walter Mondale will be renominated thursday and the 38th democratic convention will end that night with both his and Carters acceptance speeches. Welfare and unemployment costs increased by the recession. Thompson also warned other interest groups not to expect similar changes of heart in their bids for More state dollars. A next years budget will be a Tough lean one a he said. Under the farm machinery Bill ih2921half of the 5-cent sales tax will come off new and used machinery and farm implement parts costing More than $1,000 and used for a production agriculture starting sept. I. On sept. I 1981, the full tax will be removed. While the exemption would apply to machinery like combines used directly in raising crops for human or livestock consumption questions remain As to whether sales of farm tractors would be exempt. A Thompson spokeswoman said tractors used directly for production would be included but the Revenue department said it had not yet drawn up guidelines. The Bill removes the sales tax at both the state and local Levels giving local governments the option of reinstating their 1-cent portion of the tax. However the state will not reimburse local governments that do not reimpose the tax. The measure is estimated to Cost the state $15 million in lost sales tax Revenue in the current fiscal year which ends next june 30. In the next fiscal year the Cost will be $36 million and in the first full year of full exemption a fiscal 1983 a the Revenue loss will be $44 million. Thompson said he also plans to sign a Bill putting a one year limit on Farmland assessments at 8 percent Over 1979 Levels. The farm machinery Bill sponsored by rep. Bruce Richmondd Murphysboro was pushed through the legislature by lawmakers from areas bordering states where no sales tax is charged on farm implements. Backers said Illinois dealers Are losing business to those no tax states because of Illinois 5-cent sales tax. Virgil Kindhart of Golden near Quincy said under current Law Farmers Quot can save $4,000 just by going 20 Miles by buying an $80,000 Combine in a Border state without the sales tax. Kindhart runs a Massey Ferguson Dealership. Thompson had been pressured by such dealers at the fair to sign the measure with some threatening to head Home if he rejected it. A the dealers have their trucks and if they get the word they re hauling it the equipment out a a . Mumma of Farmersville an of area service supervisor said monday. Tuesday Mumma was smiling and saying he had gotten just what he wanted. Illinois Farmers Union president Harold Dodd and several representatives of the Illinois farm Bureau also praised Thompsons action. But one Republican lawmaker who asked not to be identified criticized Thompson for rejecting a provision on monday to give senior citizens an average $50 Grant a year to offset rising fuel costs vet approving the farm machinery tax break tuesday. Quot the Rich let Richer and the poor get poorer a the lawmaker said. Elsewhere at the fair attendance continued to be Down from last year something officials blamed on the faltering Economy and scorching heat the first three Days. Of the five Days of the fair through monday the total attendance was 298,827, Down from 321,212 in 1979. Mondays number of fair goers totalled 47,351 compared to 55,354 for the same Day in 1979. Hurricane Allen damage estimated at $600 million Corpus Christi Texas up a although Hurricane Allen hit South Texas with less fury than expected the storm and its aftermath still caused at least $600 million in damage. Forecasters say the remnants of the storm wont spawn any further flooding or tornadoes. Among the hurricanes most noticeable casualties were three ships grounded off the Texas coast by the storm or its aftermath. The latest became stuck tuesday prompting the Federal emergency management administration to ask the coast guard to compile a list of vessels still in the Vicinity. A the entrances Are sanding up silting up and you done to really know where the channels weather Southern Illinois Chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight mostly Cloudy and cooler with Chance of showers and thunderstorms thursday. Jow tonight Low 70s High thursday upper 80s., local temperatures at the Register building Multi a thursday wednesday 3 . 91 3 70 6 . 90 6 . 68 9 . 82 9 a m. 86 12 mid 74 12 noon 96 Are a said Frank Cox state emergency coordinator. The Argonaut a 600-foot freighter loaded with Bauxite got its Bow stuck in Matagorda Channel tuesday but should be freed easily today with the assistance of tugs the coast guard said. Barges were waiting for first Light today to begin removing or a a lightening a the 20-million-gallon crude Oil cargo of the Mary Ellen an 806-foot liberian Tanker that lost Power saturday and was driven by the Hurricane onto the Sand off padre Island. The same procedure also will be employed today on the athenian a 735-foot liberian Tanker also loaded with crude Oil that grounded in a 10-foot layer of Silt the Hurricane washed into the Entrance of the Corpus Christi ship Channel. A coast guard spokesman today said relatively Calm seas of 4 to 6 feet should make the operations Quot fairly routine Quot although he said the danger of Sahara 6, 20, 21 and 22, first second and third shifts Washer work. Will Scarlet works. A spill existed for any such attempt. Allen which killed 273 people Overall largely spared lives in Texas where five people died. Texas gov. Bill Clements announced the states $600 million damage figure tuesday and said he would ask president Carter to add three More counties to the six already declared major disaster areas. A even As Large As that damage number is that is a relatively Small number from what it could have been and what we anticipated and especially in loss of life a Clements said. Bob Riggio state meteorologist for the Texas department of water resources who gave the a fall Clear on further flooding said a we were very fortunate that it Allen made that Little turn to the West at Laredo which kept most of the heavy Rains out of the flood prone Hill country area. I done to expect any tornadoes none at .�?� the meteorologist said the High pressure Ridge that has caused Texas hottest summer on record was at least partially responsible for pushing Allen to the West and in fact May have proved stronger than the Hurricane. During the season. Compounding the Eldorado problem was the fact that lighting at the old football Field is not in operation due to storm damage. Seven Transfer requests concerning East and West Side elementary schools and Independence were approved with one denied. The denial was on the basis that the walking distance was closer to the assigned school and the other fourth Grade class has reached the maximum number of students. A request from Dennis Gillen to remove his two children from school for a total of eight Days was reviewed with the Board deciding that if the students wished to go the absences would be unexcused. Pam Bramlet submitted her final report on the language arts evaluation of the system. The evaluation of the system in grades 2-6 revealed that a majority of the students tested performed above the required 70 percent competency level. Through the evaluation the District has established comprehensive language arts basics that include creative writing packets for input in the student literary Magazine. Bids were opened for milk and bread in unit 3 with Prairie farms awarded the bid for milk products being the Only bidder for half pint 2 percent White milk .1125 each 2 percent chocolate .1225 three ounce ice Cream cup $1.20 per dozen ice Cream novelties $1.40 per dozen. These prices were the same As the prices paid at the end of the last school year with the bid including an escalator clause in the event of an increase in whole milk costs. On bakery products Paducah colonial bakery was awarded the Low bid of $6,795. Bunny bread bid $7,267.50. The Low bid represents an increase of $1,546 Over the 1979-80 prices. The Park District presented a report on the summer recreation program which utilizes unit 3 facilities. Meeting adjourned at 9 35 . With president Bill Ghent jr., Jack Harper Dave Adams Charles Sutton Paul Simmons Jim d. Williams Harry Jones supt. Simmons business manager Jerry Williams and attorney Robert Rath attending. Rough seas stall search for titanic Abilene Texas up the chief financier of an expedition to locate the is titanic says he received reports a search teams efforts were Cut Short by 10-to-12-foot seas in the North Atlantic. A fall the equipment is sitting there waiting to go Back to the three target areas a said millionaire Jack Grimm who reported last week sonar gear on the 175-foot . Fay had pinpointed three Quot targets that woman attacked at work shortly before noon today Debbie Cartwright was attacked while working at Cit financial services at 312 e. Poplar Street in Harrisburg. According to Harrisburg police Illinois state police and Illinois division of criminal investigation representatives at the scene. Mrs. Cartwright 28, of Harrisburg was alone in the office at the time of the attack. Police report that she was first beaten with an Ash tray and her Throat was slashed before the unidentified assailant left. She was transported to doctors Hospital in Harrisburg where at press time she was undergoing a rays. A Hospital spokesman indicated her condition was Good considering the nature of the injuries. Police stated that robbery was not the motive and the incident is believed to Stem from a disagreement. The investigation is continuing. Could be the titanic. Plans were to locate and photograph the titanic this summer during relatively Calm weather and to return next july and descend More than 2 Miles in a submarine for an attempt at retrieving artefacts. Grimm and his partners Hope to recoup their investment through proceeds from a movie a Book Magazine articles pictures and merchandising. Grimm said tuesday he received the report of rough seas from the Crew a Day earlier. A a just sitting and waiting a anxiously waiting for them to Tell me they found it a the Oil investor said. A a encouraged that they be got these Thrupp targets. It Means something to me. There a something anomalous on the Ocean floor or they have recorded them. Quot sometimes they have a hard time getting through. They try to Call me every Day if they be got something to Grimm said he is not even sure of the research vessels precise location within a 300-Square-mile a a boxy where the search is concentrated. He said the Mission to locate the titanic is scheduled to continue until the end of the month. Grimm and other expedition leaders Are unconcerned that Quot raise the titanic a a film based on a popular novel will detract from the documentary his Crew Hopes to make. A a we be kicked that around and talked about it a he said. A i really Don t think the current film discredits us at even though its in the past Grimm has stressed the research team does not intend to try to raise the Ocean liner which Sank 68 years ago killing 1,517 people. It was the worst disaster in modern maritime history. Emergency phone numbers Saline county sheriff s dept. 252 8661 Harrisburg to report fire. 252-3025 other . Colls. 253 4121 police. 252-8386 ambulance services Welch Miller 252 8331 253 7510 Carrier Mills fire Calls. 252-3421 police car 252-4765 Galatia fire Calls. 252 771 1 Stonefort fire Calls. 777 2920 Man charged after parking lot Nap Harrisburg police arrested Barry v. Laster 19, of Princeton by. On charges of disorderly conduct and Possession of drugs monday. Police received a Call from a Saline care Center employee at 2 23 a m. Stating that a red car was parked on the lot. Arriving a Short time later police discovered Lester slumped Over in the seat of the Ford fiesta which was parked Between Saline care i and 2. The patrolman awakened Laster and confiscated some unidentified drugs from the vehicle. He was then transported to Saline county jail

Search All Newspapers in Harrisburg, Illinois

Advanced Search

Search Courier

Search the Harrisburg Daily Register Today with a Free Trial

We want people to find what they are looking for at NewspaperArchive. We are confident that we have the newspapers that will increase the value of your family history or other historical research. With our 7-day free trial, you can view the documents you find for free.

Not Finding What You Were Looking for on This Page of The Harrisburg Daily Register?

People find the most success using advanced search. Try plugging in keywords, names, dates, and locations, and get matched with results from the entire collection of newspapers at NewspaperArchive!

Looking Courier

Browse Newspapers

You can also successfully find newspapers by these browse options. Explore our archives on your own!

By Location

By Location

Browse by location and discover newspapers from all across the world.

Browse by Location
By Date

By Date

Browse by date and find publications for a specific day or era.

Browse by Date
By Publication

By Publication

Browse old newspaper publications to find specific newspapers.

Browse by Publication
By Collection

By Collection

Browse our newspaper collections to learn about historical topics.

Browse by Collection

NewspaperArchive FAQs

Looking for more information? If you’re not ready to talk to a representative, here are some frequently asked questions to help you determine if institutional access to Newspaper Archive is for you and your institution.

Newspapers allow readers to step into the life and times of past decades and centuries from all over the world. Not only do they have interesting and unique articles and photos, but they also have advertisements, comics, classifieds, and more.
The NewspaperArchive collection can be searched several different ways - advanced search, browse, and publications. The advanced search offers filters to narrow your search for more precise results.
NewspaperArchive’s collection of newspapers boasts more than 85% unique content compared to other newspaper sites. In addition to big city newspapers, we have a wide variety of newspapers from small towns that hold a wealth of information about day-to-day life. Our collection dates back to 1607!