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>. the Daily Rcgistef-Mail. Galesburg, 111, Tuesday, October 20, 1953 Petit Jurors Summoned for Duty Nov. 9 Thirty-six Knox County residents ire summoned for petit jury duty Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. at the courthouse in Galesburg. Deputy Sheriff Olive Bendlage mailed summons Monday to each of the jurors. The jurors are called for the second and third weeks of November. They may serve for only a fe# days if the schedule of Circuit Court trial cases is short. Schedule Not Completed William K. Rirhardsdn, circuit clerk, said today that the schedule of cases has not yet been drawn. Cases probably will include both criminal and civil ones. The criminal cases will be heard first and will include any indictments returned by the grand jury which will sit Nov. 2. The jury venire of 36 residents was chosen at random from a list of names furnished by the Knox County Board of Supervisors. 27 From Galesburg Galesburg jurors summoned are: Mrs. Virginia Belt, 131 W First St.; John L. Crosby, 1220 Mulberry St.; Mrs. Emma L. Culver, 558 N. Broad St.; Fred J. Fisher, 905 W. South St.; Edward C. Foster, 878 N. Cherry St; H. L. Freed, 146 N. Paririe St.; Charles B. Harrison, 1029 N. Seminary St,; Mrs. Nellie F. Hendricks, 717 Florence Ave.; James Kalpackes, 1431 S. Seminary St.; and Mrs. Desdemona Landon, 829 Jefferson St. Also, Walter P. Martin, 461 Mon mouth Blvd.; Charles McBride, 1539 E. Main St.; Mrs. Mary B Mott, 181 W. Tompkins St.; How ard F. Mureen, 436 Phillips St.; Mrs. Grace Irene Myren, 815 Brown Ave.; Joseph M. O'Connor, 545 W. South St.; Mrs. Pearl A Philleo, 407 Clark St.; Mrs. Vir ginia Reeves, 158 E. North St.; and Mrs. Florence M. Roos, 929 Arnold St. Other Galesburg Jurors Also, Mrs. Avis B. Schneider, 105 Blaine Ave.; Leland M. Smith, 1120 N. Prairie St.; Charles A. Stotts, 1245 Frank St.; Albert L. Thompson, 827 Florence Ave.; J. O. Tucker, 486 N. Kellogg St.; Mrs. Louise Tucker, 1982 Grand Ave.; Robert E. Windom, 1435 Harrison St.; and Mrs. Helen A. Zugg, 471 E. First St. Other Knox County residents called are : Wilbur M. Bowman of Oneida; Mariam B. Dechow and John Scott Maginnis, both of Abingdon; Miss Jessie Rambo and Carl Morris, both of Galesburg RFD 3; Cora M. Smith of DeLong; Miss Ramona Stickell of Knoxville; Ralph Steck of Yates j City, and Mrs. Ruth Lamberson of East Galesburg. Iowa Crash Is City Council Fatal to Gives OK to War Veteran E. $150 in Tools Taken C. M. Vilardo, 35, of 1179 Main St., has reported $150 worth of tools and tool box taken in a late-morning theft from a pickup truck at the rear of Gambles, 420 E. Main St. The tools were taken from the* rear of a truck which is operated by Vilardo as service man for the department store. The theft occurred Monday between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Bradford Lee Fowler, 22, a veteran of the Korean war and an employe of the Butler Mfg. Co., died Sunday at 10:10 a.m: in the Todd Osteopathic Hospital at Osceola, Mo., as result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident Saturday morning near Collins, Mo. Miss Dotty Sue Bates, 19, who was accompanying Mr. Fowler for a weekend visit with her relatives at Joplin, Mo„ is a patient at the Freeman Hospital in Joplin for treatment of a fractured cervical vertebra and bruises and lacerations. Mr. Fowler's death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage and third-degree skull fracture. Mr. Fowler, who resided at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Northrup, 263 Phillips St., told Mrs. Northrup that he and Miss Bates were going to drive to Joplin to visit Miss Bates' relatives there over the weekend and that they planned to be back in Galesburg today. They left Galesburg early Saturday and the mishap occurred about 9 a.m. The Missouri State Patrol reported that Fowler's car struck a bridge and was hit from the rear by a car driven by Sylvan Woolrey of Sedalia, Mo., who was uninjured. Two passengers in Woolrey's car, Dortha Woolrey and William Woolrey, the latter two years old, received treatment. Was From Plymouth Mr. Fowler, who was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Fowler of west of Plymouth, came to- Galesburg in 1950 and entered the employ of the Butler Mfg. Co. in July of that year. Being called into the armed service Oct. 27, 1951, he served through basic training periods and finally in the Korean campaign. Upon his return from service last August, he resumed his work at the Butler plant. Miss Bates had been in Galesburg about a month and was a cafe employe at Howie & Bea's Circle T, Knoxville Road, east of this city. She had worked till midnight Friday and had planned to resume her work Monday evening, it was reported. Her parents and other relatives reside in the Joplin, Mo., community. Funeral Today Funeral services for Mr. Fowler were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Plymouth Congregational Church with the Rev. Arthur McKinley in charge. Burial with military honors took place at the Rosemont Cemetery at Plymouth. Mr. Fowler was a native of i Brooklyn, 111., born March 4, 1931, a son of Clay and Jesta Springer Fowler. The family resided at Huntsville up to November 1951 when he was called into the service at Rushville. About a year ago the parents 1 bought a farm west of Plymouth and moved there, Mr. Fowler is survived by his parents and by a sister, Carol. When Mr. Fowler first came to Galesburg, he resided at the Fred Morrill home at 110 Pine St., dwelling there until being called to the army. Balks in Guilty Plea Af ter Sentence When you wear PERFECT FITTING * Western Cowgirl Denims SANFOIIZED 8-ounc. Elu* D.nim. COfPE« SIVETED and Ooublt StiKh.d. 1 CURVED front po<km and 2 back pockili. ZIPPER iid« optning.. fUll IANGE OF SIZES FOR GUIS. UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTIED Waist Sizes 22 to 34 IVEITWHEM IN U.S.A. OUT Of THE WEST I It »««n in Sentenced today to six months, a Knox County prisoner protested that he had not signed a guilty plea and waiver of jury trial, as is customary in Knox County Court. At noon today, the case was still up in the air. Disposed of by the court with a sentence, the case may be reopened if announced efforts of the defendant's attorney are successful. The lawyer has declared that he will fight the decision of the court. The defendant is Arnold Kelley, 28, of 77 E. North St., who was ordered to Illinois Penal Farm for violation of the probation received in a vagrancy case Sept. 3. For the violation hearing today, sentence did not require a guilty plea. In the September case, however, Kelley was placed on probation only after he pleaded guilty, according to the court docket. Plea Unsigned Kelley declared that he had not signed a guilty plea in September which was verified by a check of court records. Judge Gale Mathers replied, "As I recall it, you were too shaky to sign anything." Although signing usually is obtained for guilty pleas, Assistant State's Attorney Dale F. Ruedig Jr. said today that an oral plea suffices, according to his preliminary survey of state statutes The court atmosphere this morn ing became heated suddenly when counsel for Kelley protested, "You aren't going to sentence a man when he is drunk, are you?" No Drink for 10 Hours Police records indicate that Kelley was arrested for intoxication in violation of probation at 12:54 a.m. today at the Santa Fe Depot. He appeared in court 10 hours later, after being held in the city jail where he could not have had any liquor to drink, according to Assistant Police Chief Lester Sippel. The court docket for the Sept. 3 vagrancy case against Kelley reads in part as follows: Defendant arraigned and entered a plea of guilty. Defendant advised (of his rights and possible penalties) but persisted in plea. Plea accepted. Speeder Pays $12.40 Max L. McMeen, 35, of 222 Linneus Ave., paid $1240 Monday before Justice John C. Kost for speeding on West Main street Saturday at 1:25 a .m. Parking Group Efforts Monday night to amend an ordinance designed to create a Parking Commission for the City of Galesburg failed, and the City Council by a vote of 12 to 2 passed the measure in its original form. Dissenting were Aldermen Paul Gard and Fred V. Erickson. The commission is to be made up of seven members, two of whom are to be City Council representatives in the persons of a member of the finance committee and a member of the building and grounds committee. The other five members are to be citizens of Galesburg, none of whom holds an aldermanic post. No compensation is provided the members but they are to be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in the conduct of their duties. The commission is charged with the duty of investigating the need for and the establishment of parking places for motor and other vehicles within the city. It is also delegated to make recommendations to the City Council concerning: (a), the regulations of the parking of motor or other vehicles; (b), the methods of control to be used for parking; (c), the establishment, operation and maintenance of parking places; (d), the fixing of charges, compensation or fees for the use of parking places; and (e), the acquiring of property rights and easements for any of the foregoing purposes by gift, lease, purchase, condemnation or otherwise and the financing of such purposes. To Probe Ordinances The commission is also given authority to investigate all ordinances proposed in the City Council regulating parking. All such ordinances are first to be re ferred to the commission for its recommendations and the commis sion is to have the power to con duct public hearings if deemed necessary. Recommendations of the commission are to be presented in writing to the City Coun cil. No expenditures are to be made from any special parking fund which may be set up by the city, without first referring the proposed expenditures to the com mission for its recommendations. The ordinance, on which action has been delayed several weeks, was described by Mayor Leo W. Morrison as a model ordinance, following the pattern of such ordinances passed by other municipalities in the state. Seeks Amendment Delegation of power to non- elected officials was opposed by Alderman Erickson, who stated the people were satisfied with the way in which the streets had been taken care of by the previous city administration. The traffic chairman should be a commission member, he contended. It is cheaper to install meters than buy lots, Alderman Gard asserted, as he added that property owners hike real estate prices when the city is the purchaser. The plan works against city income, the 2nd ward alderman said. The controversial section, pertaining to the regulation by the commission of expenditures, could be stricken from the ordinance, Alderman Earl J. McNamara, traf fic committee chairman, told the Council. Alderman Erickson offered an amendment to strike out this section. However, when the aldermen got around to voting on this amendment it. lost 12 to 2 with Aldermen Gard and Erickson voting for it. The final decisions on all parking matters rest with the City Council, the mayor pointed out, and Alderman Joseph M. O'Connor added that the aldermen do not have to accept commission recommendations. Wants Nine Members Alderman John B. "Jimmy" Bell said he was of the opinion that the chairman of the traffic committee and a traffic officer should be added to the commission to make it a 9-man group. He also favored a change of wording in the first section to read,, "not holding any elective office," instead of "not holding office as alderman," in connection with the qualifications of the five citizens to be named to the commission. Alderman Bell proposed an amendment which would ban the transfer of money from other city- funds to the special parking fund without approval of the Council. The roll call on this amendment Alderman Discuss Authority To Serve As Police Officers Galesburg aldermen, when they take the oath of office, become Invested with police powers, are entitled to carry or wear a star and perform such duties as fall within the realm of regular police officers. This fact, which has been a matter of record for some time, was stressed Monday night at the City Council meeting. The discussion of this subject got under way when Alderman Fred V. Erickson asked Mayor Leo W. Morrison if he had appointed a new member of the police department traffic detail. He followed up with comments about a plainclothesman directing traffic last Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Prairie and South streets. He added that this person was not identified as a police officer and narrowly escaped being struck by a motorist who was unaware of the capacity in which he was acting. The 4th ward alderman asked the mayor to check with the chief of police and report back at the next meeting. Alderman Owen W. Budd was quick to tell Alderman Erickson that such action was not necessary as he (Alderman Budd) was the party in question. He told his fellow aldermen that he received a call the following morning from Chief of Police George Fuller commending him for rendering this assistance. Alderman Budd described the traffic situation at this intersection and which he was endeavoring to untangle. The 3rd ward alderman told Alderman Erickson that he need not be so naive about the situation, since he was well aware of the identity of the person involved. There is no harm in an alderman helping direct traffic, Alderman Harry Anderson stated as he called attention to the fact that Council members possess police powers. Demonstrates Whistle The "shrilling climax" to this discussion came later in the meeting under the heading of traffic. Alderman Earl J. McNamara, traffic control committee chairman, referred to the South and Prairie streets incident. Each alderman is issued a star, which gives him the same authority as a police officer, Alderman Mc- Nr.mara stated. He then said an alderman directing traffic should wear a star or provide himself with a whistle. The 5th ward alderman produced what he described as a genuine police whistle and gave forth with two blasts of the whistle to demonstrate the proper way in which to indicate traffic changes as per the men in blue who direct traffic at State and Madison and other busy intersections in Chicago. He repeated this demonstration a little later and drew laughs from the aldermen and the few spectators in attendance. Cites Police Shortage Alderman Paul Gard, police committee chairman, called attention to the shortage of manpower in the police department. He referred to the revenue from parking meters being about $1,500 a week, with good weather keeping this income at that level and indications that this rate will be maintained at least through the Christmas holiday. The added policing throughout the city on account of Halloween .was mentioned by the) chairman who stated the emergency police should be used or an alderman should be assigned to each squad car for night patrol duty. There should be two men in each car after 5 p. m. at all times, he stated. The city ambulance is now going out with only one man since another officer cannot be found to accompany the driver, Alderman Gard said. Speaking of the ambu­ lance, the police chairman reported that fees for this service are now totaling $380 a month, with the increase in rates now in effect. The emergency police are a valu able asset to the city, Alderman Gard stated in closing his report as chairman. He also commended the work of the city's regularly established police department. 'Parking meters are to be installed on the west side of South Seminary street, between Tompkins and South streets. This action was taken last night in passage of an ordinance amending the present parking meter measure to add the new meters. Sufficient meters are on hand to cover this area, it was reported by Alderman McNamara. There was a question by Alderman Joseph M. O'Connor as to how much of the amended ordinance will have to be included in the official publication. It was his contention that since meters are to be installed on the city's parking lot, south of the Armory, all the changes should be included in one official publication to save costs. Corporation Counsel John J. Blake told the City Council that two sections of the ordinance will have to be published in connection with South Seminary street and that, if and when meters are installed on the parking lot, only the section of the ordinance pertaining to this action will need to be published. Establishment of a parking commission came up under the heading of traffic and action on this matter is reported in a separate story elsewhere on this page. Appreciaion to all who had a part in painting the signs on the pavements in the vicinity of schools throughout the city was voiced in a motion offered by Alderman McNamara and given voice vote approval. The chairman said the ck.y had provided the paint, with the work being done on a volunteer basis by painting contractors, painters and members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, which organization sponsored the plan. The Jaycees have other safety projects whirh are to be carried out, Alderman McNamara reported. Cars Speed Through Crossing The chairman called upon Alderman Floyd Childers to report on a traffic situation last Saturday night at Main and Seminary streets. The 6th ward alderman reported that within a short space of time three or four cars speeded through this intersection after the signals had changed. The stop sign at the southwest corner of Cherry and Ferris streets, which is now located some distance west of the intersection, has fcot been moved to its proper location, Alderman Gard stated. He and Alderman Childers both called attention to a request made at the last Council meeting that this sign be moved. The names of a number of streets throughout the city are not •properly designated by street signs, Alderman Budd told the Council. With a $500 appropriation for this purpose not having been expended, the alderman said he would like to have the signs installed and suggested that all the aldermen check their wards to note where signs are needed. In Th© Arm© A Fore® (Continued on page 3) Following his graduation last June 2 from West Point, 2nd Lt. James L. Jackson, has been temporarily transferred from Camp Cambell, Ky., to Ft. Benning, Ga., for a special 11-week course. He is a son of John C. Jackson of St. Augustine and Mrs. Lucille Jackson, Columbus, Ga. Lt. Jackson, a World War II veteran, was wounded in service. turned to his nome in Elmwood after an 18-month tour of duty as a control tower operator at the Itazuke Air Force Base at Fukuoka, Japan. At present they are visiting relatives of Mrs. Butterfield, the former Mable Shives of Yates City. They will later go to Omaha where Butterfield will be stationed at Offutt Air Base. After eight weeks of basic training, Pvt. Paul E. Chandlee, son of Mrs. Mable Chandlee of Williamsfield, is now completing an additional eight weeks of instruc tion in engineering. Chandlee has been stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., and will be sent to a specialist school or as a re placement to another unit. Jackson Butterfield A. 2 C. Herbert O. Butterfield, accompanied by his wife, has re- State Government Nearing Deficit, Tax Association Says The Knox County Taxpayers Association this week reports that the general fund of the State of Illinois will be in the red within the next few months if the present rate of spending goes unchecked. The tax group traced the drop in general fund cash balance over the past several years from a surplus of $168,261,210 on July 1, 1947. By July 1, 1949, the balance was $163,753,316 then started dropping quite rapidly. The balance two years later was $112,899,818. This was trimmed to approximately $70, 000,000 on July 1, 1953. The 68th General Assembly earlier this year made expenditure appropriations which were then estimated to exceed anticipated revenue by nearly $100,000,000. With state spending holding up at present levels we will find ourselves faced with deficits within the next few months. R. Lyle Barton, executive secretary of the countywide taxpayer organization, commented that this is following the very questionable pattern developed and experimented with so extensively by our federal government in Washington. With this practice developing in Illinois there is strong talk of a 3 per cent sales tax being the first item of business for the legislature to consider in January 1955. Foresees Pressure Political pressure from all the spending groups will be encouraging the legislature to boost the sales tax so that each of the pressure groups will have a better chance of receeiving a still larger slice from the tax pile, Barton concluded. Chandlee Pyke Recently, 2nd Lt. Harold F. Pyke Jr., completed a special course at Ft. Benning, Ga., for newly commissioned officers who have not served with troops. Pyke, a son of Harold F. Pyke, 242 Selden St., was graduated in June from Knox College where he gained honors in political science. He was formerly vice president of the Student Council and a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, Pi Sigma Alpha honorary fraternity and Scabbard and Blade, honorary military organization. • Following is the address of Pvt. Dale L. Smith: US 55335664, Prov. Co. 1537, APO No. 2, Postmaster, San Francisco, Calif. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Smith of Dallas City who formerly resided in the Surrey and Cameron communities. Fourth Street Well Is Back In Operation The city's well on West Fourth street, which was out of operation, several days during a reconditioning process, is now operating. A report to this effect was made at Monday night's City Council session by Alderman Harry Anderson, water committee chairman. The well was "pulled" in order to permit the installation of new protector pipes, new shafts and bearings. It was pointed out that chemical actions in the water had eaten through the protector pipes, permitting water to reach the shafts and disrupt the lubrication of the shafts. While the well was "pulled" two tail pipe sections and two impellers were removed and two lengths of column pipe were added. This operation makes it possible to run the motor in full position and effects a saving of one-third to one- half in the energy used, it was stated. The meter has been installed at this well, which is now pumping 925' gallons of water a minute or 1,332,000 gallons each 24 hours. This represents a large increase in gallonage from the well. Buy New Car The aldermen had not been in session very long last night before a recess was called to permit the water and finance committees to study bids received on a new car for the water department. Three Galesburg dealers submitted bids, an'd when the session reconvened it was recommended by Alderman Anderson that the bid of the Somerville Motor Co. in the amount of $1,495 for a 1954 Plymouth be accepted. The original bid was $1,754, with an allowance of $259 being made for a 1940 model coupe, which is to be taken in trade. The council, by a unanimous vote, accepted the chairman's recommendation. Alderman Fred V. Erickson voted for the purchase but said a station wagon should have been specified as he pointed to the advantages of this type of vehicle in hauling supplies, , materials and equipment. The 4th ward alderman criticised the water department's action in placing two transformers against the boundary line of property immediately adjacent to the Brooks street well. He said this property had recently undergone extensive improvements and the transformers did not add to its appearance. Discuss Street Lights Two petitions for installation of street lights were received last night. Alderman Clarence Haight, electric light chairman, referred to the contract with the Illinois Power Co., which is expected to go into effect Nov. 1. Under the terms of this pact, the utilities firm will make all installations which are approved by the Council. The chairman suggested that the aldermen check with E. H. Dickerson, light superintendent, relative to the backlog of requests for lights in various wards, with the idea of getting them all assembled for Council approval and eventual installation when the contract becomes effective. With only Alderman Erickson dissenting, the Council passed a pole attachment contract ordinance, upon recommendation of Alderman Haight. This ordinance covers the attachment of city wires to power company poles along the route from the Lake Storey pump station to Santa Fe Railway property in the west part of the city. The city experienced recently its quietest Fire Prevention Week in some years, Alderman Owen W. Budd, fire committee chairman reported. Referring to the death, a week ago, of Lester W. Jacobs, a city fireman, the chairman extended sympathy to the family and paid tribute to.the deceased fireman as an individual and as a member of the department. The alderman's sentiments were also voiced by Mayor Leo W. Morrison. If complaints he is receiving are to be taken as an indication, collection of garbage is not being made on the twice-a-week basis as specified in the contract, Alderman Budd stated. Mayor Morrison said he would take this matter up with Ira Asbury, holder of the contract. As chairman of the miscellaneous committee, Alderman Joseph M. O'Connor reported on two zoning change hearings recently held by his committee. A request was approved for five properties on the south side of Main street, immediately west of Henderson street, where a motel is proposed, he stated, and asked the clerk to send out copies of the ordinance in advance of the next meeting. A request for a service station property at 1518 Grand Ave., was rejected and the chairman asked the Council to concur in the committee's recommendation. However, before a vote was taken there was some discussion, with Alderman Paul Gard leading the VS Needs High I deals 9 Sense 9 Says Traveler The United Stales must follow an upright and practical course in world leadership or fall by the wayside, world traveler Robert Kazmayer told the Executives Club at Hotel Custer Monday night. "The floor of the workshop of the Almighty God is already littered with broken nations which were not fine enough to fulfill the purposes for which He made them," Kazmayer declared. Predicting a long, rough and dangerous period ahead for the United States, Kazmayer said the nation must inevitably "throw its weight around." "And we must do all that we can to insure that it is on the side of justice, righteousness and liberty-—not for expediency or for exploitation. U. S. Must Dodge Ruin On the practical side, Kazmayer insisted that the United States could not save the world by brewing its own economic ruin. Neither can it police the whole world, he said. "Why do we have major installa tions in 49 nations?" the speaker asked. "Certainly we must have them in strategic areas vital to our own defense, but let's bring the flag home from where it is not necessary." Three Upheavals in Progress Kazmayer, who has been back in the United States less than two weeks since his last foreign trip, said he found three revolutions in progress over the world. First, he said, the "have-nots," who are mostly colored, are in revolt against the "haves," all of whom are white. This turmoil has been in progress since the first of the century and can erupt with full force at any time in such places as South Africa and Egypt. Second, he continued, governments are promising, honestly or not, to do those things for the masses which the individual formerly did for himself—a revolt against individual responsibility. The third upheaval cited by the speaker was the possible revolutionizing of. society by the new-found secret of the atom. In the midst of this threefold revolution, Kazmayer explained, certain "engines of history" are at work, shaping the course of world events. Population Soars The population of the globe, for example, is multiplying rapidly, creating more and more people who want more things. Another engine of history" is creating forces which divide the world into the camps of the only two superpowers—the-United States and Soviet Russia. Here, the speaker asserted that the United' States could not hope to fight the Communist faith and religion "unless we have a faith of our own." The United States now is not liked or trusted over much of the world. "They think our heart is in the right place, but they are convinced we don't know where Prairie Scoot Council Plans Finance Drives (Continued on page 3) Minor Damage From Storage Room Fire Slight damage resulted from a fire that originated around a window in a storage building at the rear of the Galesburg Club Monday afternoon about 4 o'clock. It was believed by firemen to have started from sparks from an incinerator. A grass fire alarm was answered at 5:25 o'clock the same afternoon in the 900 block on West South street. Boy Scout Council finance drives are now being set up In the Knox district, according to Luther Linman, chairman of the district finance committee. The community of Abingdon has chosen Wayne Erwin as general chairman of its finance campaign. Rio has selected Donald Fritz. The campaign at Yates City will bo under the direction of Harold Harvey. At Avon, Newt McCoy is lining up the drive. It is expected that Maquon will soon choose its chairman. Cites Great Need "Our finance drives are of particular significance this year," said Mr. Linman. "Since the executive board of the council has voted to add a third man to the professional staff in 1954, it calls for an all- out effort to raise more money than in any previous year." Mr. Linman also staled that a study made for the executive board showed that in past years the Prairie Council finance has had an extremely low rating as compared to other Illinois councils. This council has only been able to finance a professional staff which has varied from 25 per cent to 50 per cent of (he normal staff for councils of this size. The result has been an overload on the staff, and insufficient guidance of volunteer leaders throughout the council. Mr. Linman stated that every chairman has agreed that solicitors in the campaign must sell their contributors on the proposition that a $1 bill from each family will not reach very far toward meeting this increased goal. "It takes $5 and $10 bills from the average family and larger amounts from upper bracket contributors to make Scouting pay off for all the boys of the community," he said. "The district is not setting quotas for communities this year," said Mr. Linman. "Instead we are asking each community to outdo its best previous year by as great a margin as possible." It was pointed out that the Scout Council will receive an increase in funds for 1954 from the Galesburg Community Chest if the campaign is successful. It is also anticipated that an increase will be forthcoming from the Macomb Chest, whose campaign is nearly finished. An executive board study, however, indicated that these increases would still leave an insufficient budget to meet the need. This would have to be met by substantial increases from the smaller communities. Council United in the Effort Communities in other Prairie Council districts which are already conducting finance drives or are planning them for the next few weeks include Wyoming under the leadership of Stanton Carle, Galva under the guidance of Charles A. Whitney, as well as Bushnell and Industry who are yet to select a drive chairman. Joseph Dixson, finance chairman of the Wagon Trails District including Warren County, reports that Arthur Hanson is directing the Cameron campaign, Robert Woods will guide Roseville in its drive, Glenn Davis will head Smithshirc, and Edward Frank will take charge of the Kirkwood campaign. Campaign leaders in Berwick and Monmouth are yet to be chosen. 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