Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on October 6, 1953 · Page 9
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 9

Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, October 6, 1953
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Both Sides of Main Street Of A Series | Disabled Are Employable TIIIS IS JOHN SKRZYPEK, a physically handicapped employe of the Burlington Railroad work force, who is among those who have demonstrated that "ability — not disability — counts" on a job. John, a World War II veteran who lost his right arm while employed as a switchman on the "Q," Is shown here at his work as an operator leverman in the Knox Street Station link of the operating department of the railroad. Attention to his job is being called at this time in connection with the current observance of National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week which points out that those with physical impairments can be productive workers. Skrzypek and his wife reside at 593 E. Grove St. OCCUPY FORMER BAKERY LOCATION—Exterior view of the new site of the Woodhull Postoffice which formerly was the location of a bakery operated by Eskil Johnson, who retired from business. The building is now leased by the government from Lambert Sanquist of Woodhull, present owner of the site. The exterior of the building was redecorated for its new tenancy. By W. W. W. Agriculturists in Knox County for the most part have confined their efforts to growing corn, oats, some wheat and hay and raising hogs, cattle and a few sheep. They have not gone In for the canning crops. Early In 1902, however, an effort was made to interest farmers near Galesburg to grow cucumbers on a big scale. The president and representatives of the Keokuk Canning Company came to Galesburg and offered to open a branch cannery here if nearby farmers would agree to grow a sufficient acreage. They offered to pay 45 cents a bushel f6r as many as 100,000 bushels of cucumbers which they said was 5 cents higher than the Keokuk price. It was said that in an average year 60 to 75 bushels to the acre was a good crop, but by careful attention and proper fertilization the yield could be increased to 700 or 800 bushels an acre. It was pointed out that Mr. Clark, who conducted a garden east of the city, had raised as high as 700 bushels to the acre. Conditions Called Favorable Conditions for growing cucumbers here were said to be most favorable, because the C. B. & Q.'s dumping ground east of the city contained a vast amount of material suitable for fertilization, which could be obtained by hauling it away. The Business Men's Association held a meeting later and accepted the proposition. Farmers, who were inclined to grow cucumbers, were not so ready to turn their soil to this crop and only a few more than 100 acres, mostly In small tracts, were signed up. The branch cannery was never built and never have Knox County farmers varied much from grow' ing standard crops of which corn is king.. Galesburg, probably , like most all other communities, had its share of citizens who were easily interested in schemes that might prove a short cut to riches. The newspapers frequently told of those who were interested in mining projects in the west and the search for oil was getting well underway. Drill For Oil About the time Galesburg farmers were being prevailed upon to grow cucumbers, a Galesburg syndicate was sinking a boring near Avon in the quest for oil. The drill was reported below the depth at \fhich it was hoped to find oil. That depth was about 950 feet. The boring was continued to a depth of 1100 feet and was in St. Peter's sandstone. From information given by a California oil ex pert the syndicate learned that the oil it was seeking was likely to be below St. Peter's sandstone and not above it. Consequently the* company proposed to sink the boring through dramatic detail New Leathers! New Colors! New Elasticized Patterns! AAAAA to B Widths i. ""j", READ HOMETOWN NEWS—The importance of National Newspaper Week—now being observed—is proven by two soldiers of this area stationed at Ft. Lewis, Wash. Both arc shown reading copies of the Register-Mail as a means of keeping abreast of local news. Above is Sgt. l.C. KVERETT E. MAIN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Main of AHona, who is scheduled to be released from military service in November. Below, Sgt. RICHARD L. ANDERSON, whose wife, Eleanor, 164 N. Broad St., and parcntj, Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Anderson, reside at 1048 N. Henderson St., has hopes of returning to civilian life next January or February. THE DAILY Kegisfer-Mail GALESBURG, ILLINOIS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1953 SEC. 2, PAGE • OPEN NEW WOODHULL POSTOFFICE SITE— Mrs. Robert Cowan, a patron, inspect a panel of Postmaster Willard Cain (second from left) and letter lockboxes in lobby of new quarters of the Woodhull Postoffice, a location occupied last Wednesday. In background are Jack Owens, (left), po<clerk, and H. P. Shroyer, mail messenger for Woodhull. The Woodhull postal facility previously shared quarters in a commercial building just north of its new site In the business district of the community. The new location provides the office more adequate space. optimistic that all their efforts had not been for naught, that the! drill had passed through an eight- foot vein of coal at the depth of 260 feet and there likely would be plans made to mine this coal. There are still those, half a century later, who have not given up hope that there are still oil deposits in this section of Illinois and occasionally test wells are sunk. Two or three such test wells were made during the last two years north of Macomb. It is reported that traces of oil and natural gas were found. But what has happened to the purported rich copper deposit near Avon? Can anyone answer that? Hire the handicapped — it's good business. 'Pincushion' Pricked by Paper For Deportation LOS ANGELES WV-It's back to Lebanon for the Human Pincushion. Dr. Tahra Bey, a Lebanese mystic, has been astonishing television" audiences by letting stage attendants stick knives and needles through his neck and face. He sheds no blood and says he feels no pain. But he evinced considerable discomfort when Uncle Sam served a deportation warrant on him. He surrendered to immigration officials Monday on a charge of vio- ap- lating his visa by making pearances on stage for pay. The Human Pincushion says it's all an unwitting mistake and that since his visa expires Oct. 31 he will leave the country voluntarily. OLD at 40,50.60? Men and Women! Get Pep, Vim Feel Younger Pep up as Mr. Brantley did. He write!: "I'm 74. Had no pep. But Ostrez made me feel 20 years younger than I did."—R. H. Brantley. New, higher-potency Ostrex Tonie Tablets contain tonic, hemic stimulant often needed after 40-by bodies old fust becaus* lacking In iron: plus supplement doses vitamins Bi and Bj. Trial size (7 days) cost! little. Also ask to see popular money-saving Economy size. Start to get new pep TODAY: ! At all drug stores — in Galesburg, Hawthorne, Osco .and Walgreen'a. Pried $12.95 GLENMORE SHOES famous for fashion and fit FASMION BOOTEEY WeastWvkStnet St. Peter's and penetrate the shale below. The result was a fine flow of water. A few days later it was announced that drilling in the well would be discontinued as the com' pany was getting short of money. The syndicate must have had a change of heart, however, or else interested other capital, for it decided to drill deeper. Early in April it was reported that the Galesburg Oil Company had made a strike at their field of operations near Avon that resembled somewhat therich copper field of Lake Superior. Report Rich Copper Strike The strike was said to be a rich vein of solid copper at the depth of 1480 feet and since the strike had drilled an additional sixty feet in this, without a semblance of a decrease in the probable supply or a lack of luster in the copper. The foreman of the boring was Thomas Plummerfelt, who was said to have worked among the copper fields enough to know a positive certainty that i'; was copper the drill had struck. It was said that the drill was being changed every four or five hours and when this was done the copper would stick to the drill rod for five or six feet. The copper borings were taken to Jeweler S. P. Toby of Avon, who pronounced them to be "the real stuff." Just what happened to this rich deposit of copper, U such it were, has not been told. The old saying, "All is not gold that glitters" may hold true that all is not copper that shows luster. About a month later it was an­ nounced that at the oil well near Avon, which had been in progress! for six months, drilling had been stopped for the present, probably for all time. The hole was down to a depth of 1818 feet. The drill had reached Pottsdam sandstone. Willing to Settle for Coal Leaders of the syndicate expressed sorrow that results did not turn out better but they were still Available On Our Trial-Guarantee Plan. Bob Colville • Bill Foley MIDWEST PHOTO SERVICE 158 N. Broad Phone 6474-6 for those who want the finest... CUStOm-made Venetian blinds alliS^^ from top to bottom • Carpeting and Rugs • Lovely Wallpapers • Ratox Flex Doors • Narrow Slat Shades • wipe-clean plastic cords, tassels, and tape • spring-tempered* "snapback aluminum slats • foolproof operating mechanism Niw Daunting Futures: The Extended headrail that holds draperies, too; optional cord placement; perfect matching of all parts. 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