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Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, October 8, 1953
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'fr­ ill i "WELCOME HOME"—This greeting was expressed in more than words Wednesday night at the City Hall, when Mayor Leo W. Morrison presented an engraved wrist watch and gift certificate to Cpl. Kenneth Lawson, center, and M. Two Galesburg servicemen, M. Sgt. Jerome Baker and Cpl. Kenneth Lawson, who were taken prisoners by the Communists in Korea and re- 100 Lawyers Elect District Bar Officers (Picture at Right) More than 100 attorneys from the Fifth State Supreme Court District met in Galesburg Wednesday and elected Bar Association officers. . Those elected, all for one-year terms, are: Reynold M. Everett of Galva» president; Joseph E. West of Galesburg, vice president, and Harry B. Hoffman of Peoria, secretary-treasurer. Their ' offices are for the Fifth District Federation of Local Bar Associations. The all-flay attorney session Wednesday at the Custer Hotel was the 38th annual meeting of the district Bar Association. Wives of members were entertained by wives of the local attorneys. Discuss Legislation The district meeting, which Is held each fall, affords lawyers an opportunity to keep abreast of recent changes in the law and to meet socially with fellow attorneys. Specialists in their fields gave lectures on certain aspects of new legislation. One feature of the meeting was the discussion and plans on how the attorneys as a group could best aid their commuity. The Knox County Bar Association's plan to conduct an adult education course was praised. Justice. Joseph E. Daily of Peoria, member of the Illinois Su- the responses by M.Sgt. Baker and|bring peace to all nations. He ex- 1 P^.^ ^Kn^ght f LAWYERS MEET—Bar association officers and an Illinois Supreme Court justice were seated at a speaker's table for a Wednesday noon luncheon at the Custer Hotel for members of the Fifth District Federation of Local Bar Associations. Pictured from left are: Reynold M. Everett of Galva, district vice president who was elected president; Thomas J. Welch of Kewanee, former president of the state associatipn; Justice Joseph Daily of Peoria; Eugene Lelter of Peoria, retiring district president; Timothy McKnight of Chicago, president of the state association; Circuit Court Judge Riley E. Stevens of Galesburg; and Joseph West, district secretarytreasurer advancing to vice president. (See story in adjoining column.) Sgt. Jerome Baker, right, the two Galesburg prisoners of war who have been repatriated. Gifts to the servicemen were made possible through the efforts of a number of patriotic, fraternal and civic organizations in the city. Prig tiers WW ar Are Given Official Welcome Cpl. Lawson, both of whom ex- pressed the hope that the third pressed appreciation for the wel- time would prove to have been the come and gifts, but disclaimed any special right to such recognition. charm. During conversation with the cently repatriated, Wednesday Donald cited World War I, World night were given an official "wel-,War* II and the Korean War as In his closing remarks, Mr, Mc-jtwo young men at the close of the meeting,* it was learned that Cpl. come home" in the Council cham ber at the City Hall. The ceremony was attended by representatives of various patriotic, fraternal and- civic organizations which cooperated with Mayor Leo W. Morrison in arranging this event. . City Assessor C. A. McDonald presided and called first on Harold Canada', who represented all the participating organizations. After welcoming the two young men, Mr. McDonald then introduced Mayor Morrison. The mayor said he was representing all the citizens of Galesburg, who were proud of r the two POWs who had brought credit both to the nation and the city. He then presented each of the returning servicemen an engraved wrist watch and a merchandise certificate. The identical watches bore the following inscription, "From Galesburg Citizens, 10-53." , POWs Respond Modesty and humility marked Reservists Advance In Officered Ranks Under School Plan Rowen W. Aldrich and George H. Reed, of Galesburg, have been promoted from captain to major in the Army Reserves, according to an announcement today by Maj. A. H, Hutchison, director of the Army Reserve School here, Hutchison explained that reserve officers not only earn credit toward retirement benefits, but also can qualify for promotions, such as the ones received by Aldrich and Reed by being regular students in the school system. The Galesburg school is operating as a branch of the Command and General Staff School, of the Army. It schedules the same instructional work that Regular Army officers receive when they attend the school itself at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. Since enrollments for the current school year should be made prior to Nov. 1, Hutchison suggested that interested reserve officers contact him before that date. Headquarters for the school here are located in the Reserve Armory, 216 E. Main St. three conflicts designed to make the world safe for democracy and r Guards Form Holding Unit Preliminary plans have been developed for the activation of a holding section in Galesburg preparatory to the re-activation of the 44th Infantry (Pownstate Illinois) National Guard Division. Holding sections or "personnel groups" are being formed as a "readiness move" for the 44th's j reactivation, a process which is slated next Feb. 15. The holding section here so far has 13 enlisted men signed up for the unit, in addition to a warrant officer and three officers. This group was registered last Tuesday evening when 20 applicants were interviewed in the National Guard Armory on North Broad Street by Capt Harold E. Snodgrass, who has been named commanding officer of the unit. Guardsmen who were released from active duty before their enlistment expired are being particularly sought for enrollment in the holding sections. Capt. Snodgress said some of the applicants interviewed Tuesday night had completed their enlistment ^period, while others still had time left on this obligation to the service. A good cross section of skills exists among the personnel so far lined up for the Galesburg unit. Military occupation specialties noted among the group include cannoneers, cooks and administrative clerks. Resume Work At Galva Firm A crew of workmen is reported on the job at the Dixline Company Inc., at Galva, where a strike Sept* 11 had closed the plant. Only about a third of the normal production force is on the job as the striking A.F.L. union members continue their strike. Those who are working at the casket hardware manufacturing company are not members of the union which went out on strike. The union maintains a head- •j L t iu TII < ma ( m quarters near the plant and has cago, president of the niinow h d picket lines in front of the State Bar Association, addressed plan t at times, the lawyers at their annual r luncheon. Several Locftl Lawyers Attend T i i u« „«*„„f^ 1 Among the members of the Lawson expects to be separated,^ asssociation present were from service next, Wednesday, after which he will return to Galesburg to make his home. Herman S. Allen, Burrel Barash, John Blake, Eugene D. Hardy, Ralph D. Lucas, Robert E. Mc- M.Sgt. p a ^r, who is scheduled to Laughlin, Bert E. McLaughlin, return to the military hospital at D * w A McLean Jtldge Gale A. Great Lakes Naval Training Cen-' ter for further physical checkup at the conclusion of his present 30-day furlough, is undecided as to Mathers, Max E. Mathers, Sig B. Nelson, L. Fred O'Brien, Leo F. O'Brien, Charles L. Ogden, -Kenneth J. Peel, Robert C. Rice, Wil- his future. He indicated that he ]iam K Richards0 n, Daniel J. some consideration tol Roberts Dale F / Rue dig Jr., Rob- is giving continue in ,the military life, inasmuch as he now has eight years of service. Organizations participating in Jast night's welcoming event were Ralph' M. Noble Post of the American Legion, Knox County Post 2257 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Elks Lodge, Eagles Lodge, Moose Lodge, B'nai B'rith, Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, Cosmopolitan Club, Galesburg Woman's Club, Galesburg Junior Woman's Club, Galesburg Chamber of Commerce and Galesburg Junior Chamber of Commerce. ert Stoerzbach, R. L. Stuart, Bernard Stutter, Judge Riley E. Stevens, George W. Thompson, Joseph E. West, Donald Woolsey, R, C Woolsey and Charles A. Wesner. Eugene Leiter of Peoria, retiring president of the district, presided throughout the meeting. There have been no further meetings between management and union after a single meeting was held Sept. 29. An injunction against the strikers has been issued but no acts of violence have been reported.. First Baptists Find Unified Service Favored The social committee of the 'Kidnaper-Killer 9 Seen in Galesburg Reputable Citizen Galesburg police today followed up and evaporated a tip that a hunted kidnaper got off a train here early this morning. A detective learned that the local suspect was a reputable Galesburg citizen, who bears a striking resemblance to Thomas John Marsh, wanted in I the Missouri kidnap-murder of Louise Miller prepared the dinner Lt. Burgess Receives New Army Assignment Second Lt. and Mrs. Willard Burgess arrived here Wednesday from Ft. Benning, Ga., for a visit with their parents and friends preparatory to leaving within a Woman's Society headed by Mrs. Bobby Greenlease. Local officials were alerted by for the fall meeting of the First j the train crew of the Santa Fc Baptist Church, Wednesday eve-ichief which stopped in Galesburg Mrs. O. B. Read led the;shortly before 4 a.m. today en route to Chicago. The report Miss Patricia by r Moose Lodge Plans Class Oct. 25 for Supreme Officer Class enrollment ceremonies on Sunday, Oct. 25, conducted Galesburg Lodge 880, Loyal' Order of Moose, will honor Ray V. Gibbens, supreme junior governor of the fraternity. Plans for this event were announced Wednesday night at the regular meeting of the local lodge by LaVerne W. Johnson, governor. A report on the class enrollment ceremony last Sunday at Farmington, when the Galesburg degree staff exemplified the ritual in connection with lodge's observance of its 39th anniversary, was presented. In addition to the degree staff, a number of Galesburg mng. devotional service. McGee of Knox College led the singing and sang two solos. In the absence of George Killingsworth, moderator, the Rev. Frederick L. Gilson presided. Reports of work and plans from the church came after the train reached Chicago. After leaving Galesburg, a railroad man tossed off a note In Williamsfield with information about the Marsh suspect, but the note was not found. Galesburg police ran down the - .. « ... ,lead with the aid of a taxi driver boards and the building committee j who gave the address where he were received. [had delivered the man from the Mrs. R, A. Chandler brought a depoti Detective William Allison report from a special committee drove t0 the address and learned Two Jailed Burglars Have Long Records, Authorities Learn George Fuller, Galesburg police chief, today disclosed^that two men arrested here recently for burglary have long police records. Illinois-Bureau of-Criminal Identification has sent to Galesburg information on William Routt, 43, of Dayton, O., and William S. Lamb, 42, of St. Louis. Lamb was arrested Sunday and charged with burglary following a police sleuthing.job of a theft at Boothe Cleaners, 156 N. Broad St. Lamb is being held in Knox County Jail for preliminary hearing next week. His record indicates that he also has been known as Lamb Sanders and has been arrested several times in Indiana and Illinois. He was sentenced to 1 | to 10 years in the Utah Penitentiary in 1939 for. immoral transportation of girls over a state line. Routt is being held in Peoria on a charge of staging a $3,000 department store burglary. He was arrested in Galesburg Sunday as he reportedly was attempting to force entry to a local store. His record indicates that he served a burglary sentence in the Ohio Penitentiary and that he escaped for a short time from the Nashville Penitentiary where he was serving a house-breaking sentence. iew days for Ft. Lewis, Wash. , . „ , iU . . AA Lt. Burgess is a son of Mr. andi™ b;ers .. a ^ d thelr lad,es attend " Mrs. S. D. Burgess, 659 W. Grove St., and Mrs. Burgess is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Shaner. 994 Beecher Ave. Lt. Burgess was commissioned in the infantry last June when he was graduated from Knox College, and was enrolled in advanced schooling in the service at Ft. Benning. He will receive a new assignment at Ft. Lewis. Grady Is Chairman John Grady, Galesburg, is chair-l man of the student homecoming.ship^ director dance at St. Ambrose College, Davenport, at the 32nd annual homecoming weekend, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 23-25. The three-day celebration opens with the dance, in the Coliseum Ballroom at Davenport, featuring the crowning of the homecoi queen. ied this event. The first floor show of the fall and winter season will be presented Saturday night for members and their guests at the dance party, for which Frank Tucker's orchestra will rrovide the music. It was announced that, effective Dec. 3, Paul P. Schmitz who has served as membership director will become director general of the order to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Malcolm R. Giles. At that time, Otto W. Meyers, who is serving as membership director, will assume the post of member- Bo,th Mr. Schmitz and Mr. Meyers have visited the local lodge on several occasions. J. Jack Stoehr of Pittsburgh, Pa., will serve as interim director general until Mr. Schmitz'takes over his new office. ing appointed from the deacons' board and the board of education to study the working of the Unified Service plan which was adopted at the annual meeting last May, a plan which brings the families to church for study and worship at 9:30 and dismisses them at 11, Sundays. The plan has increased attendance, particularly among families with children. A poll of the congregation recently taken by the committee showed two-thirds to be in favor of the plan. The poll brought forth many suggestions for improving details. The committee was empowered to confer with the people involved and tolty. make such changes in the details of operating the plan as the poll indicated. A special business meeting of the church is to be held on November 18 to consider the timing of the church's cooperation with the American Baptist "Churches For New Frontiers" campaign to raise f8,350,000 and its relationship to the local building program. Nine delegates were elected to represent the local church at the meeting of the Illinois Baptist convention in Springfield, Oct. 2325. It is hoped that large numbers from the local church will be visitors at this weekend program. The laymen will be in charge of the worship service locally on that Sunday morning. Dale Graf is president of the Brotherhood and Dr. E. D. Hoffman will bring the Sunday message. that the suspect was not Marsh, but a respected citizen who bore a strong likeness to the man being sought. Associated and United Press today reported that Marsh has been sighted in several cities, including Peoria, Rock Island; Bass Lake, Ind.; Detroit, Mich., and in Iowa— Ankeny, Colo, Indianola, Cedar Rapids and Cambridge. Peoria reportedly has received calls from 10 residents who believe they have seen Marsh. In Rock Island, a Marsh-suspect turned out to be a deputy sheriff from Marion Coun- Civil Defense Meet Stresses Security Plan Lack of adequate public interest in the Civil Defense program was censured at a CD conference for public officials in 21 counties Wednesday at the Western Illinois State College in Macomb. One speaker asserted that the public is "uninterested, undecided and unprepared" when it comes to reason for the Civil Defense effort. He was Don Marshall, a member of the college's social science department, and a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Declaring that an indifference to security preparedness is evident in many communities, Marshall warned that "We must not only be alert to Russia's bombing capability from the air, but to the presence of enemy elements within our midst." Marshall pointed out that there is no total defense against the atomic bomb, but it can be minimized by at least 50 per cent with an adequate Civil Defense program. The speaker declared that since it is apparent that the American people can't be pushed into the Civil Defense effort, the only alternative is to "sell them" on the security movement. Acclaim Adams County Only four counties in the State of Illinois have a Civil Defense Plan as recognized by the state CD headquarters, according to a report made by Gen. John Homer, a member of the state office staff. He mentioned Adams and Rock Island Counties as among the four that have,plans accepted by the state headquarters. The plan for Quincy and Adams County was declared by Homer as outstanding. One of the requirements for an accepted CD plan is for a city to pass an ordinance in. connection with the program, according to Guy W. Parkins, CD director here and coordinator for the movement iri the county. > Office Tells Plan The state office's description of an accredited plan is: "The plan Heart Clinic Set for Oct. 21 At Galesburg A regional clinical conference on the discussion of the care and treatment of heart disease will bo held at the Hotel Custer, Galesburg, Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 2 p. m. for physicians in the surrounding area. Invitations are being issued to physicians in seven counties. The conference is being ^on- ducted by the Illinois Heart Association with the cooperation of the Knox County Medical Society. It is one of four such conferences being held this year throughout the state by the Illinois Heart Association as part of their educational program. Among the speakers at the opening session Wednesday afternoon will be Dr. Carl J. Marlenfleld, assistant professor of pediatics, University of Illinois and Associate, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, who will talk on "Latest Development in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Rheumatic Fever." Dr. Robert R. J. Milker, fellow in medicine, Northwestern University, Medical Center, Chicago, will discuss "Recent Developments in the Treatment of Hypertension," and Dr. Robert W. Elliott "Drug Therapy in Cardiovascula Diseasc- es." Following these talks there will be a panel discussion with Dr. John L. Bohan, Galesburg, as moderator. Acting as chiarman of the GHS Group at Press Meeting Four students at Galesburg High School will be delegates to the annual Illinois State High School Press Association convention in Urbana Friday and Saturday, Wayne McCormick, advisor, has announced. Mr. McCormick is a director of the association. He will speak before the delegates Friday afternoon on the subject) afternoon session will be Dr. B. E. Malstrom, Galesburg. At the dinner meeting, Dr. Merrill C. Beecher, Knoxville, president of the Knox County Medical Society, will preside. Dr. Warren F. Pcarce, Quincy, president of the Illinois Heart Association, will speak on the aims and purposes of the association. "Recent Advancements in Management of Coronary Disease" will be discussed by Dr. Benjamin Pearlman, assistant clinical professor of internal medicine, University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Chicago. "Freedom of the Press and You." The students are staff members of The Budget, the high school newspaper. Those named to attend the meeting are Don Anderson, editor; Bruce Beyaert, news writer; Otis Peterson, advertising manager; and Darold Modine, sports writer. They will be accompanied by Wayne McCormick. The students will hear outstanding speakers on every phase of newspaper and yearbook production at the two-day session. Included among the speakers are Clyde Bedell, well known advertising executive and author, and Mrs. Beula Schacht, feature writer for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. They will participate in panel discussions, and some will serve as convention reporters. Other activities will include a Funfest, entertainment by the University of Illinois gymnastics team, and a conducted tour of the campus. ISHSPA is a state organization of newspaper and yearbook staffs which seeks to improve the quality of publications in Illinois high schools. It is sponsored by the School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Illinois. must exist—it cannot be any half- conceived, 'hope to goodness/ untried idea which might be expected to become a reality complete with all the important answers after disaster actually occurred." Galesburg and Knox County was represented at the conference by Parkins. The day's program, which also featured panel discussions, drew an assembly of 40 persons from the 21-county area. Chamber of Commerce Plans Single Day To Honor Rural Youth A single day recognizing all rural youth is being planned by the Galesburg Chamber of Commerce to replace the traditional 4-H Club Achievement Day and the 4-H Club Recognition Day. At its meeting Wednesday night at the Galesburg Club the Chamber board directed its public relations committee to map plans for the one-day affair to be approved by the board. In a preliminary report to the boar,d, Fred Mathers, public relations chairman, predicted the effectiveness of the project would be increased by combining the effort into a single day. In years past one day has been held in the fall, the other in the spring. Also Wednesday night the board approved the appointment of four members to the city improvement committee headed by Sidney Koons. The new members are Sharvy G. Umbeck, J. Carl Hart, Joe West and R. Winn Miller. Bushnell Men Birth Records Divorces Wife In the McDonough County Circuit Court at Macomb Tuesday, Charles C. Clary of Bushnell won a divorce decree from Helen Virginia Clary, Quincy, on the ground of desertion. The conple was married on Sept, 23. 1947, and $fce deserted him on Jan. 10, 1949, according to the complaint. The action was not contested. Lybar Vagrant Sentenced To State Penal Farm Bert Roy Spencer, 75, of Galesburg was sentenced today to six months at Illinois Penal Farm after he pleaded guilty in Knox County Court to vagrancy. He was arrested Tuesday at 2:35 p. m. William H. Griffith, 64, of Yates City also pleaded guilty to vagrancy in a reversal oi the innocent plea he made Sept. 17. He has been held in Knox County Jail since his arrest. Sentence was %nd Collins, BushneH ^ttoj* withheld, pending study of his moneys, represented the plafotuf. Uon for probation. Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Carlson of Rio, a girl today at 3:25 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. John Cable of 136tt. „ u „ N. Cedsr St., a girl today at 7:58lBrown, Bushnell. a.m. * Seek Damages A suit for $1,400 in auto accident damages was filed in the McDonough County Circuit Court at Macomb Tuesday afternoon by R. Richard Swartzbaugh and Henry O'Herron, Bushnell, against Gerald Tomlinson. The plaintiffs claim Tomlinson failed to yield the right-of-way to a truck owned by the plaintiffs and caused a collision that resulted in $1,200 damage to the truck and $200 damage to a plow being hauled on the truck. The accident happened at an intersection of gravel roads 1V& miles west of Adair on Nov. 17, 1952. In addition to the right-of-way violation, the plaintiffs charge that Tomlinson was traveling at an unreasonable rate of speed. The truck was going north and the defendant's car was going west according to the suit. Swartzbaugh and O'Herron are represented by Attorney T. Otis A daughter was born Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Whiteside, C-2-A, San Patricio, Puerto Rico. Mr. and Mrs. John Byland of 461 N. Academy St. and Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Whiteside of 66 Arnold St. are the grandparents. The baby has been named Sharolyn Marie. She is a first child. The mother is tne former Mary Lou Byiand. Two Illness Attacks Galesburg police ambulance made two emergency runs today. Mrs. Jesse Coatney, 62, of 154 Fulton St., was taken to the Cottage Hospital after she fainted at U :30 a. m. in the lobby of the Bondi Building. Carl Miller, 383 E. Ferris St., was taken to St. Mary's Hospital from the Custer Hotel, 1 where lie is employed. Relatives Appointed As Administrators For Three Estates Knox County Court recently appointed three men as administrators for the estates of th,eir deceased relatives. Stanford R. Shover of rural London Mills will administer the estate of his father, Harry A. Shover of Chestnut Township who died intestate Friday. Only heir listed, besides the son, is the decedent's wife, Mrs. Clara M. Shover. The estate is valued at a maximum $4,000, all personal property. James A. Dawson of Chillicothe, 111., was appointed for the estate of his father, Lewis L. Dawson of Dahinda who died intestate July 31, 1953. Maximum estate value is listed at $1,700. Heirs of the decedent, besides his son, include his wife, Mary of Dahinda; a son, Kenneth of New Mexico; and two daughters, Mrs. Geneva P. Matson of rural Williamsfield and Mrs. Elsie P. Brown of Laura. Ernest R. Swanson, 352 Clark St., is administrator for the estate of his half-brother, Howard A. Swanson of Galesburg t who died intestate Sept. 23, 1953. The estate is valued at $1,875, all in personal property. Heirs listed include a sister, Mrs. Ida Marie Carlson, 1075 E. North St., and a half- sister, Mildred L. Slader of Peoria. ft til Black Brown m vfry -1 I J J. L THE SMOi WI1H IM( BfAUHfUl fll mm- «4 y - mm. 4\ ' ML f m softness mu. m Obtains Injunction In Divorce Action Mrs. Violetta M. McNaughton of Knox Township has obtained an injunction in Knox County Circuit Court to restrain her husband, Roy D. McNaughton, from molesting her or from entering their trailer residence. Her petition for divorce cites physical cruelty as grounds. She asks to be awarded ownership of a fish market, which they operate jointly, and a trailer at the rear of the market. She also requests alimony. They were married Jan. 3, 1933, have no children, and separated Aug. 4, 1953, according to her petition. f- new flexibility Huggi Naturaliztr's Famous Soft Wolkors You wltl enfcy the soft shoe walking pleasure of O medium heel Designed to put fashion at your feet, it won*t gap, it won't clip, it won't pinch. America's greatest shot value* Plays In Band William W. Olson, 590 W. South St., a student at the University of Illinois, is a member of the 181- piece University Football Band and plays with the percussion sec- ltion. Sizes to U 230 E. Main St. 4

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