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8 The Pally Register-Mall, Galesburg, 111,' Friday, September 25, 1953 La\v Problem- Fewer Police, More Thefts Gslesbtirg currently faces increasing burglaries and a cut in the police staff. The pumber of breaking for the city In the first six months of this yeAr Was 50, as compared to 31 for the same period in 1952-^-an increase of 60 per cent. The crime figures are Included in a recently released FBI semi-annual report, Just when they are needed more than ever, policemen are fewer. The Galesburg force has lost two men by resignations in recent months, and they have not been replaced, City aldermen voted Monday night against filling the vacant police jobs on the grounds that the budget has been strained by state legislature pay boosts for policemen'. •Desperately Needed' "We desperately need two men to bring our staff up to full strength," Chief George Fuller stated today. "Short-handed as we now are, the police department ^ cannot give Galesburg adequate law protection and enforcement." The chief pointed to the string of 30 burglaries which went un solved during a seven-month pe riod until the capture Thursday of a pair of burglars. "Only luck and good police work finally cracked the cases," he said. "We do not have enough patrolman to guarantee that there will not be another long series of burglaries." Burglaries Less in State FBI figures indicate that the number of burglaries is less this year in most Illinois cities, con trasting with the Galesburg increase. Other cities in Illinois have plans to meet the pay increase for policemen without cutting the force. They have adopted or are considering a wheel tax, a cigaret tax or a city sales tax. "Our rate of crime solution hasi been good," Chief Fuller said, "but we need more crime prevention.' More patrolmen is the only way to prevent burglaries or to check them, the chief indicated. Galesburg has four patrolmen on duty each shift for half of the year and only three during the vacation months. Increases in various types of police work, including traffic, radio and crime solution, has meant that almost half of the force is on non-patrol duty. Often No Officer on Beat Often the Galesburg business district has no foot-patrolman for protection or law enforcement. All of the three or four patrolmen on duty in any shift frequently are in 'patrol cars, answering calls in traffic, fire or accident emergencies. "We need more beat men," the chief concluded. Saturday, a busy Civic Groups Plan Gifts To Two POWs Withhold! Judgment In Trial of Military Induction Objector A judge in Northern Federal Judicial Court in Chicago Thursday reserved judgment until Oct. 2 in conclusion Of the trial of Lionel P. Gutierrez, 24, a registrant from Knox County Selective Service Board charged with failure to comply With the draft law. Gutierrez formerly was employed as a shoe store clerk in Galesburg and is reported to be engaged in the same type of employment now in Chicago. District,: Judge Win G. Knoch said wheA the trial ended Thursday he would consider briefs from prosecution and defense in connection with an acquittal motion by Gutierrez' counsel, Karl Milgrom. Gutierrez, who claims membership in Jehovah's Witnesses, a religious sect which opposes any military activity by its members, pleaded innocent. He testified that his draft board classified him 1-A — eligible for discard plans for a public affair induction — when it should have was reached after it was learned classified him 1-0 as an objector, that it may be some time before Relations of Business and Schools, Rotary Talk Theme _ Joseph Murphy, principal of Whilfier Elementary school of Peoria, spoke to the Galesburg Rotary Club Thursday on relations between business and schools. Russell Carlson, chairman of the program for the day, introduced the speaker. In opening, the speaker told what the Constitution and American Bill of Rights has meant to this country, saying that ouf system of Plans for a public reception for education had done much to keep them alive. The adoption of a Cpl. Kenneth E. Lawson and Sgt. Un |, ted Nations Bill of Rights is Jerome Baker, the two Galesburg ^rSts 'of tt 'i IStlJJ tfJt" £j servicemen who were held as pris- children should be educated to oners by the Communists in Korea, promote the things that are dear have been discarded, due to con-! to , the American people, the 'speaker continued. ditions beyond the control of the planners of such an event. Instead, a presentation of a munity gift to each young will be made. Representatives of service organizations, civic and fraternal corn- man Mr. Murphy said that never before have the schools had so many responsibilities placed upon them and the citizenry is continually adding to these responsibilities. It was pointed out that today with the country becoming more congested and children having groups, met Thursday evening in|f ew er responsibilities at home it Mayor Morrison's office to discussjbecomes more and more the prob- plans for giving civic recognition to the two POWs. The decision to He refused to submit to induction into the armed forces Jan. 31, 1952 at Chicago. Burglar Duo, Police Friends Parents and friends of a pair of Galesburg burglars arrested recently were no more surprised that many local policemen. The confessed burglars were friendly with several men on the force. Confessions of Richard Childers, and Robert Johnston, 26, indicated that they displayed a business-like coolness in their operations. The pair admitted, according to authorities, that shortly after several of their burglaries they stopped for a snack in an all-night eating establishment. They conversed with policemen who also were eating between jobs. One Burglar Handicapped Another sidelight of the signed statements is that the men were handicapped by Childers' diabetic condition. They decided against one particular job since it was risky, and Childers was unable to either run or fight, according to officials. Childers, 816 Monroe St., reportedly is a serious diabetic case and almost died a few years ago. He is receiving his regular insulin shots at Knox County Jail where he is lodged with Johnston, 670 Olive St. 2 Forgers Sign Statements In other Knox County crime news, Assistant Stale's Attorney Dale F. Ruedig Jr. announced that he obtained signed confessions from two men held on check-writing charges the two soldiers are in the city together. Cpl. Lawson arrived in Galesburg Sept .12 on a 30-day furlough. At the expiration of that period, he is scheduled to return to Ft. Sheridan for a check of X-ray tests and pictures to determine his physical condition. If these are found satisfactory, it is expected he will be given his discharge immediately. Meanwhile, Sgt. Baker is a patient in a Chicago area military hosptal and it is not known how long he will be hospitalized. In view of this situation, those attending last night's meeting felt there might be a prolonged delay in getting the two soldiers together for a public reception. Pledge Funds Funds for the gifts were pledged j by the various organizations, rep resented at the meeting. Mayor Morrison was instructed to secure a wrist watch, appropriately engraved for Cpl. Lawson and Sgt. Baker. It is planned to make the presentation to Cpl. Lawson in a simple ceremony in the mayor's office. Should it be learned that Sgt. Baker will not return in the immediate future, Mayor Morrison will make a personal presentation of the gift at the hospital in which the returning POW is a patient. lem of the schools to train them for citizenship. Mr. Murphy said that business men in general are taking more interest in the public schools and book learning than ever before, that many students now spend some time in business places getting a business education, thus making business men partially responsible lor their instruction. The speaker continued by saying that if our system of free enterprise is to continue, boys and girls must be taught to love and respect what democracy has stood for in the past. They must be shown that freedom cannot exist where slavery occurs. Every American who has spent some time behind the iron curtain fully understands what Patrick . Henry said about freedom. Youth> must be trained to keep freedom alive. Children, National Asset Children were spoken of as the best natural resources of the country, who must be nurtured with the best education possible. They are to become the heirs and trustees of all interests that business hands down to them and it is up to business to provide them the best education possible. Education, Mr. Murphy continued, has done much to create world markets and the standard of living has been, dependent upon the standard of education. Our educational system should make it possible for a child to develop to his utmost abilities. In his nearest reference to academic freedom the speaker said if anyone connected with the schools becomes harmful to education he should be dismissed by the local school bodies without depending on the federal government for a remedy. In closing, Mr. Murphy appealed to business to support the schools so that the best teachers possible could be employed and the best facilities for instruction had. He implied that education had been allowed to suffer in the support of defense. ROW School System Levies Are Announced In The ^Z &f -tflQg} Forces Cpl. Clorel J. Garrett, 21, son| Leaving Sept. 15 after enlisting of Mr. and Mrs. Clorel M. Garrettl*" the Air Force, James E. Fox, of Prairie City, recently spent 8 ™ °f Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. 'Fox of Knoxville, has now been assigned for original training. His address is A/B James E. Fox, AF 16451655, 3657th B.M.T.S., Flight 2830, Sampson Air Force Base, Geneva, N. Y. seven days in Japan on a recuperation leave. He stayed in, 1 one of the best resort hotels in Japan and enjoyed many luxuries unobtainable in Korea. He entered the Army in May 1952. Will Walker 17 of Sarasota day in any city, often finds Gales- PIa reportedly'has'admitted writ-' SvXl no foot-patrolman. Last ing an undetermined number of ?™wL P ™ m f? W #f bU n y bad checks in the last year in Illi- answering more than fifty calls I. with no time to patrol Galesburg Realty- Group Takes Part In State Conclave A delegation of members from the Galesburg Area Realtors participated in the opening session Thursday of the 37th annual 1 convention of the Illinois Association of Real Estate Boards in Rock Island. Approximately 300 realtors from throughout Illinois were registered for the opening day of the con, clave which will be climaxed this evening by a program of enter tainment at the Plantation Club in Moline. Charles B. Shattuck of Los Angeles, Calif., president of the National Association of Real Estate Boards, addressed a con vention session Thursday. Shattuck gave a message of encouragement on the national organization's slum clearance pro gram and emphasized the necessity of rehabilitating blighted areas before they become slums Floyd Dana of Chicago, a member of the realtors' federal legislation committee at Washington, also appeared as a speaker. Danna told of the realtors' Washington commmittee's efforts on legislation protecting property owners and attempts to ease the tight money situation to allow veterans and home buyers to obtain more liberal financing. The Galesburg organization's delegation present Thursday included H. A. (Jack) Yelton, Floyd W. Sargeant, Guy W. Parkins and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Burgland, of Galesburg; William (Bill) Craycraft, Woodhull, and Harry Lister, Monmouth. Bike Rider Injured Gerald Waifield, 12, of 147 W. Tompkins St., received head and knee bruises Thursday at 12:42 p. m. when his bicycle struck the right rear fender of a car driven by Merritt R. Kirk, 49, of 852 E. Brooks St., according to police. The mishap occurred in the 100 Block of South Cedar street when the bike came out of a driveway. Gerald was taken by police ambulance to the Cottage Hospital where he was treated and released. nois and Wisconsin. An employe of a magazine sales firm, he also has confessed to twice withholding payments he received for magazine subscriptions. • Arrest by Description Walker was arrested Saturday by Police-officers Fred Bcebe and John Watkins on a description furnished less than an hour earlier by a victimized merchant, who had accepted a forged check. Walker is being held in Knox County Jail in default of $3,500 bond on a forgery charge. Richard Lee Poland, 22, of Hammond, Ind.,' also is charged with forgery. He was arrested Sept. 19, and Attorney Ruedig obtained his statement today. Announce Knox Honor Board Selections Newly chosen members of the Knox College Honor Board announced this week are Beverly Brockman, junior from Kewanee; Dick Pollack, sophomore from Chicago; and Mack Edwards, soph omore from Dunlap. The an nouncement was made by Dave Overy, president of the Board of 1953. The Knox Honor Board is a group of students, three seniors, three juniors, and two sophomores, selected by the Student Council on the basis of character, leadership and scholarship. Its function is to conduct hearings on all reported violations of the honor system and to make recommendations for disciplinary action to the faculty disciplinary committee. Members returning from last year are Sally Armstrong, senior from Downers Grove;' Jim Albrecht, senior from Lincoln; Jim Bowles,- senior from Downers Grove; and Beth Zemek, junior from Quincy. TOP QUALITY PRINTING Black or Multiple Color Work (Union Shop) Ttm Doily Regi $t9r *Mail Fairview FAIRVIEW — Dr. and Mrs. Theodore Zivemer of Denver, Colo, spent the weekend in the home of Mrs. Geraldine Schleich and family. Dr. Zivemer is a grandson of the Rev. J. P. Winter. Mr. and Mrs. George Cotty of Springfield, Ohio, are visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Verne Taylor. Mr. Cotty is a cousin of Mrs. Taylor. Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Harden and Floyd Harden spent Saturday and Sunday in Gary, Ind. Mrs. Lucille Mengel and Mrs. Ralph Ray were Galesburg callers Monday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Rohrer of Carthage spent Saturday and Mr. and Mrs. Lenwood Monte of Maywood spent Saturday and Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. I. Lindstrom and Billie. Mrs. R. L. McClendon and Miss Rosemary Smith of McGee, Ark.,i visited the weekend in the home of Mr. ana Mrs. Jay Alpaugh. They all spent Monday in the home of L. G. Palmer in Galesburg. Marriage, Travel Cause Vacancies in Federal Office Staff A. H. Hutchison, manager of the Social Security Administration Office in Galesburg, figures his office has set something of a record during the past year in regards to loss of staff members, since the local facility normally employs only three people, besides the manager. _ In the space of ,the year, Hutchison experienced the loss of four staff members. Three of them moved to other states and one went clear to Formosa for work with the Western Enterprises, Inc. Marriages accounted for the departure of two employes. They were Miss Mary V. Sullivan, who moved to Buffalo, N. Y., following her marriage, and Miss Mary V. Johnson, who located in St. Louis when she was married. A third employe who left was Miss Frances Buescher, who moved to New Orleans. Miss Diana Lohmar was the employe who resigned for work in the Far East. Hutchison pointed out that his office seems to offer as great a travel opportunity as the Navy. Miss Verna Larson has been added to the staff as the replacement for Miss Lohmar, who will leave Monday for her new assignment. The addition of Miss Larson to the staff leaves only the position of claims examiner open in the local office. Hutchinson is now awaiting Civil Service action on providing candidates for the open position, since all placements in the office are filled by competitive examination under Civil Service. Sgt.l.C. Neil J. Swanson, son of H. L. Swanson of Joy and husband of Betty Swanson of Aledo, and Sgt.l.C. Richard B. Sharp, whose wife lives in Monmouth, are both returning to the United States from Korea. They both have served with the Army's I Corps. Sharp was a student in Monmouth College and Swanson is a graduate of the Joy High School. Recently reaching Alaska, Pvt. Richard L. Hanson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hanson, 926 S. A St Monmouth, has been assigned to an engineering construction.battal­ ion. He attended both Monmouth College and the University of Illinois. Pvt. Joseph Stablein, a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Stablein, 748 Willard St., has the following new address: US 55-378-397, 589th Engr. Supply Point Co., Granite City, 111. Recently Richard L. Powell, 23 son of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Powell, RFD No. 1, Gilson, completed the initial phase of his aviation cadet training. He has been grad uated from a pre-flight school at Lackland Air Force Base, San An tonio, Tex. A recipient of the Commendation Ribbon, Warrant Officer James C. Henderson Jr. recently received personal congratulations of his commanding officer. Hen derson, a veteran of World War II, has other commendations including the Bronze Star. He is a son of Mrs. Lillian Henderson of Aledo. Levies for the 1953-54 fiscal year of the ROVA School District were made Thursday night when the system's Board of Education convened in Oneida. Board members effected the levies following a hearing on the system's operating budget for the new year. A sum of $230,000 was set as the levy for educational purposes, with the building levy tallied at $57,000. The assessment for the municipal retirement fund was figured at $2,500. The retirement fund covers all employes of the system, except faculty members. ./ Recall Previous Year Assesments for the district in the previous fiscal year were recalled by the board as the following amounts: Educational purposes, $220,000; building purposes, $46,000, and municipal retirement, $2,000. The board announced that it has extended the time to receive bids for the proposed work on the Rio School heating plant until next Tuesday evening when it will meet again in Oneida. Bids will be opened at this session Meanwhile, progress is being made toward the purchase of property for the site of the system's new 4-year high school building The structure will'be built just east of the present high school building in Oneida. Approximately ten acres of land will be purchased. Figure Starting Date The board desires to have bids out on the new high school building by the middle of October in order to have construction work start on the site by Nov. 1. The Galesburg firm of West and Weber, Architect and Engineer, has been retained to draw plans and specifications for the building. The Standard Oil Company was avrarded a contract by the board to provide heating fuel for the Junior High School at- Altona County Hikes Employe Pay 15 Per Cent Employes of Knox County today learned that they have been granted a salary increase. Tho Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Thursday afternoon to grant specific pay boosts on an individual employe basis, averaging about 15 per cent. The increase is retroactive to Sept. 1, covering a work period of 314 weeks prior to the board action. No Tax Drain Laurence Bird, board chairman, stated today that the pay hike will not necessitate an increase in taxes. Existing allotments to each county office is sufficient to meet the raise. The added expense in many offices is more than offset by increased revenues from higher county fees authorized by state statute. The pay boost was not on an across-the-board basis. Each position was studied by office heads for individual pay-boost recommendations. All employes received raises — except the bosses. Salaries of office heads are set by state statute. Supervisors also voted to place two county roads on a federal-aid basis. . One road extends north from Williamsfield, the other east from Maquon. Previously, both were qualified only for state aid. Both roads arc about nine miles long. The Williamsfield one extends from the cast city limits along state-aid roads 20 and 17 to a junction with state-aid road 18. The Maquon road runs from the north city limits along state-aid road 28 to a junction with Route 167. Tho change was proposed for Male drivers apparently are a federal aid to pay half of road im- greater hazard on the public high-|p roV ements, according to G. W. way than are women, a report of Henderson, county highway super- the state division of highway would intendent. Under state-aid, road indicate in showing that men are cos t s a re paid by motor fuel tax involved in 10 times as many acci-j ro f unt ] s to each township dents as women are. Tricky Courses Face Drivers in Truck Roadeo Drivers corhpeting In the National Truck Roadeo, now in progress at Minneapolis, Minn,, arc called upon to perform some feats which require unusual skill, it is disclosed in a communication from Roadeo officials. Among the intricate problems which the competitors must solve is one in which the drivers must guide their trucks through a lane, lined with a long double row of tennis balls, placed on tees. There is. only a 2-inch clearance for the rear wheels and the drivers are expected to negotiate this course without knocking the balls off the tees. Another feat involves two rows of flagpoles set at an angle and forming a funnel shape. As the trucks enter this lane, there is a clearance of three inches on each side. When the trucks pass between the last two poles, the clearance has been reduced to one inch on each side. The drivers are penalized if they touch any of the poles. Willis C. (Tiny) Brown of the Central Transfer Co. in Galesburg is competing in the straight truck class, after having won the state title for the second successive year in this class at Peoria last August Last year, he was third in the na tional competition at New York City. Mr. Brown is competing in the semi-finals today and if he places among the top three he will move into the finals Saturday. Few Women in Auto Crashes During the first 24 days of this month in Galesburg the ratio Under the terms of th« contract,!shows about nine times an many the fuel will cost 10.33 cents per gallon. Plan for Moline Meet Board members also shaped plans to attend the meeting of the Blackhawk Division of the Illinois School Board Association Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the George Washington School in Moline. The day's program will start at 4:30 Supt. Henderson indicated that a $250,000 re-construction is being studied for a bridge on the Maquon .road over Spoon River. Federal men as women in reportable acci- a j c [ wou ] ( i bear half the cost. de " ts - .... , , Bridge traffic in the past has been Neither the state nor local re-! estimated at 100 vehicles a day. port indicates the percentage of women drivers to the total of all drivers. As the state report was com piled on accidents occurring on open highways outside of cities, the Galesburg observation by Desk Sergeant Harold Myren is not quite a fair comparison. The municipal tally is the only available local report of its kind. Blame Hard Luck The board recessed Thursday at 3:15 p.m. to return Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. to discuss the annual county budget to be adopted in December. Townships Receive August Tax Credit p.m., with a banquet slated at 6:30 p.m.. Among topics for panel discussions at the meeting were listed the following: "Proper Procedure Under the 10-Year Law," "Are We Successfully Teaching the American Way of Life?" and "Desirable Competition at the Elemen- , _ , i n „, nt . h : n wn<1 no t snecified tary Level." caused more accidents than did a ea hu ' Pve ?\™ nefghboring Roy McGaan of Altona, board disregard of traffic laws. J"™ fo" he same per 8 werel president, presided over the meet- There were 21,947 drivers in- wTneoek $16 069 ing. Five of the seven members Lived in accidents the first half i Fulton $12,595, HancocK 5ib,ub», i -i The 20 townships of Knox County will share in an allocation of $12,125 derived from motor fuel In the state survey, which cov-! l , ax collections in August, a report ers the first six months of this| from the state finance director year, it is surmised that hard lucki states - A breakdown of money to Henderson Witt Powell Foreman Navy Lt. George W. Foreman, whose wife, the former Emma J. Cushman, resides at 229 E. Water St., has completed a course in patrol plane operational electronics at Norfolk, Va. Beecher Chapel, Mina Stumpf. Jan. 19 -- Student recital, 7:30 Beecher Chapel. ' Jan. 31 — Knox College Band Concert, 4, Beecher Chapel. Feb. 16 Student recital, 7:30 Beecher Chapel. ' Knox Announces Schedule Of Musical Events for Year The Knox College music department has announced its schedule for recitals and other musical programs for this coming year. Three concerts will highlight the year's events: the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, directed by Fritz Reiner, on Nov. 1, the Pascal Quartet on Jan. 28, and a concert by Rubenstein on April 21. The Pascal Quartet will be an "Adventure in the Arts" sponsored by the Greig-Post Foundation. Appearances of the Chicago Symphony and Rubenstein are being sponsored jointly by Knox and the Galesburg Civic Music Association. Also the department will feature three individual programs, a piano- violin, a voice and an organ recital. Eight student recitals will be held along with the various band, choir and orchestra concerts. The schedule for the year is as follows: Oct. 13 — Student recital, 7:30, Beecher Chapel. Oct. 18 — Sonata recital, 4, Beecher Chapel; Murray Baylor pianist, Bernice Winchester violinist. Nov. 10 — Student recital, 7:30, Beecher Chapel. Nov. 15 — Knox College Choir, 4, to be announced. Nov. 2 — Knox-Galesburg Symphony Orchestra conceit, 4, to be announced. Dec. 1 — Student recital, 7:30, Beecher Chapel. Dec. 6 — Galesburg Community Chorus, "Messiah," 8, Knox Memorial Gymnasium. JaJn. 17 — Voice recital, 4, Feb. 28 — Senior organ recital, 4, Beecher Chapel, Richard Stumpf. March 7 — Knox-Galesburg Orchestra concert, 4, to be announced. March 9—Student recital, 7:30, Beecher Chapel. April 4, Knox College Choir concert, 4, to be announced. April 6 — Student recital, 7:30, Beecher Chapel. April 25 — Community Chorus concert, T.B.A., to be announced. May 18 — Student recital, 7:30, Beecher Chapel. Thomas W. Williams is chairman of the Knox music department and director of the Galesburg Community Chorus. Gilbert Wilson conducts the Knox-Galesburg Symphony and the Knox Band. Creston Klingman directs the Knox Choir. Capt. George K. Witt, whose wife, Juanita, resides at 208 N Third St., Monmouth, recently was awarded the Bronze Star. He enlisted in the Army in 1942. Heavy Penalties Attend Losers in Contact Club Match Ken Grube, a member of the Navy Team for the Chamber of Commerce Contact Club, was presented the President's trophy at the monthly report dinner of the organization held at the Hotel Custer Thursday evening. The presen tation was made by President Robert Mariner. During the month, Grube turned in a total of 65,000 points to achieve a record for the year in number of points in any one month. He also was advanced to the rank of admiral in the Contact Club Navy. Don Deets was also advanced to the rank of admiral. Grube now has a total of 179,775 points and Deets is No. 2 with 106,600 points. Close behind is William D. Clark of the Army team, who has advanced to the rank of 4-star general with a total of 100,900 points. Other members of the club, listed in order of their relative standings are Jack Hinchliff, vicq admiral; Byron Nelson, vice admiral; Roger Hoffman, rear admiral; Harry Eaton, major general; Herb Kamerer, major general; Mark Lawrence, major general; John MeldrUm, major general; Jim Sherwood, major general; Dale Sward, captain in the Navy. The Navy team now has a total of 576,915 points as compared with the Army's score of 420,699. As a result of the contest for the month of September, Ray Burger, who is head of the Army team, was the loser and will have to be a babysitter for his opponent, Jim Harnest, captain of the Navy team. Mark Lawrence of the Army team will have to do janitorial service for Don Deets of the Navy team. Byron Nelson of the Navy team lost the shirt off his back to Harry Eaton of the Army team. Jim Sherwood of the Army team will have to wash windows for Jack Hinchliff of the Navy team. Dale Sward of the Navy team will have to wash Herb Kamerer's automobile. John Meldrum, a new number of the Army team, lost his necktie to Roger Hoffman of the Navy team. William Clark of the Army team will allow Ken Grube of the Navy team to clip off his shirt tail at the next Contact Club meeting. Grant lullis, chairman of the membership maintenance committee of the Chambej: of Commerce, presided at the report dinner. of the board were present. Mem bers absent were John Clifford Jr. and Keith King, of Victoria. Knox County Ikes Plan Victoria Event Plans for a skeet shoot Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p. m. at the Little John Gun Club at Victoria were announced at the regular meeting of the Knox County Izaak Walton League Thursday evening in Gil Hebard's Gun Shop at Knoxville. Don Hardin, president of the county group, suggested that members invite guests to attendt he Victoria event. Prizes will be awarded and coffee and doughnuts will be served by an Ike committee. Philip W. Struble screened _ movie entitled "Gunning the Flya- ways" as a feature of the Knoxville meeting. of the year. Less than 39 per cent of the drivers were guilty of traffic violations. The survey showed that the majority of motorists were con fused or fatigued, or were blinded by approaching headlights. Previous reports show what the current survey developed in that more drivers between 25 and 34 years of age come to grief on Sunday afternoons in clear weather between intersections on straight stretches of roadway because they are traveling faster than road conditions warrant Honor Samuel Hawk On 63rd Birthday LONDON MILLS—Last Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Hawk Jr., of Oneida gave a birthday dinner for Mr. Hawk's father, Samuel J. Hawk Sr., of Farmington in the event of his 63rd birthday anniversary. Guests included the honoree and wife, and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Hawk Jr., and Ronnie, Oneida; Mrs. Rachel Saunders and Merle, Mrs. Elsie Lott and children, Doris, Lula, Gerald, Frances and Larry, all of London Mills; Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Milton, Farmington, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Baker, Knoxville. The event also served as a farewell to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lott and family and Mrs. Rachel Saunders and 'Merle of London Mills. Confine Damage in North Henderson Fire NORTH HENDERSON — The North Henderson fire department, assisted by a truck from Alexis,, held down the lire damage at the home of Alvin Price at North Henderson Tuesday* morning. The fire started near the kitchen stove and spread to the attic. Furniture and other goods were carried to safety. Many wells in North Henderson are going dry as the water situation remains serious. The fire hazard is greater when there is a lack of water. Schedule Hearings On Zoning Changes Alderman Joseph M. O'Connor, chairman of the City Council's miscellaneous committee, stated today that hearings on two requests for zoning changes will be held Saturday morning by his committee The first hearing at 10 o'clock in the Council chamber at the City Hall will be in connection with a request for a change from "A' single family dwelling to "F" com mercial classification for three lots on Monmouth boulevard, west of McClure street. The petitioners are Charles and Marjorie Foster, with no indication having been given as to-the purpose of the re classification request. Immediately following the Monmouth boulevard hearing, the committee will go into session on a hearing for a similar classification change for a lot at 1518 Grand Ave. The petitioners are Oria E and Hazel W. Wright and it is indicated it is proposed to erect a service station on this lot. Henderson $6,026, Henry $14,839, McDonough $12,026, Mercer $10,131, Peoria $9,424, Rock Island $6,533, Schuyler $7,797, Stark $5,027 and Warren $10,391. School Leaders to Confer at Macomb Approximately 300 educational leaders and representatives of the Illinois Education Association will meet at Macomb High School, Saturday, Oct. 3, to discuss school finance and organization, teacher and pupil welfare and problems of public and professional relations. Among those attending will be William Goodwin, Galesburg; Esther Kalin and Wayne Yard, Aledo; Mrs. Peg Johnson, Altona, and William Pyle, Altona. 3 Tipplers Brought To Galesburg Court Justice John C. Kost levied fines aganist three tipplers today. William Mitchell, 49, of St. Louis, paid $12.40 following his arrest Thursday at 5:45 p.m. at the Santa Fe Depot. Committed to Knox County Jail for failure to pay $21-30 each were Creed F. Raiford of Chicago and Jeff Bryant, 617 Mulberry St., bot^i arrested at 2:10 a .m. today at the Burlington Depot. Cy'd Lites A man and his girl friend working for a railroad, a few stations apart, send love messages to each other by writing on passing freight trains. . . . On the caboose she wrote, "Do you love-me?" Her boy friend sent back his answer on the next train, "You know I do." . . . (And I'll bet he wrote it on the tender.) * * • GOP puzzled by President's reference to high taxes. . . . Only the GOP? • • » Wife asks judge to put husband on probation. Says she forgives him for the 42 black eyes he gave her in \% years of their marriage. . . . Evidently she wants to go the full 15 rounds. • • • Radio announcer wins blue ribbon in competition with women bakers, for baking a sponge cake. , . . It's nice to have more than one vocation and you'U have to admit he has something soft to fall back on. * • * The Illinois Crop Reporting Service says that 95 per cent of the Illinois corn is mature and safe. . . . Let's hope this column is included. Motorists Pay Finef Two motorists paid traffic fines today before Justice John Kost. John A. McElwain, 21, of Hinsdale was assessed $17.40 for speeding at 12:24 a.m. at South-and Kellogg streets. Raymond Kenneth Houseal, 36, of Davenport paid $7.40 for ignoring a stop light at Main and Seminary streets at 11:15 a.m. LATE SHOW SATURDAY DRIVE-IN THEATRE Com* as late M 9:30 p. M. See two family pictures for price of oriel "MY FRIEND FIKKA" AT 7:00 AND 9:30 "KID FROM LEFT FIEID" AT 11:15 Box Off let Open Until 11:30 P. M.

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