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Bail Galesbur Wednesday, October Community Chest Half Full; Need $33,205 to Reach Goal (Picture M page 3) The Galesburg Community Chest drive edged over the halfway poirtt at the first of three ireport meetings of the campaign Tuesday tt !* h Worl^ pledges totaling $42,038.49. This is 56 per cent 6 * th Best reporPwas from the industrial division with $19,658.75. This was 105 per cent of the division's Gardner Heads Agricultural Adviser Croup Gerald Gardner, Coldbrook Township farmer, is the new chairman of the Advisory Council for the Galesburg High School vocational-agriculture department. Gardner was elected to office Tuesday evening when the council held its monthly meeting at the school- He succeeds John Sullivan, Henderson Township farmer, as head of the group. Frank Cunningham, also a Henderson Township farmer, was elected vice chairman, and Philip W. Struble, Cedar Township, was re-elected secretary. Describe Council Aims The farmer-member council is organized to study the needs of agricultural education in the Galesburg School District, and to make recommendations and suggestions to the vo-ag department as a means to make it as functional as possible. Both Knox and Warren Counties are represented in its membership. Other members of the council are Ray Kreig, Ray Swanson and Frank Sutor, who represent the City of Galesburg; Webster Gehring Jr. and Reginald Mustain, of Galesburg Township; Wilbur Humes, Kelly Township; Edgar Wenslrom, Sparta Township; Harold Hawkinson, Henderson Township, and Elmer Youngquist, Floyd Township. The council is authorized by the District Board of Education, with approval of W. T. Wooley, superintendent of schools. Plan Meeting Series Another in a series of meetings on general farming subjects is being considered as a council promotion to get under way after the first of the new year. The set of meetings last winter drew sizable delegations of farmers from this vicinity and featured specialists in the field of agriculture as discussion leaders. Twelve farmers currently are enrolled in a welding course at the local school. This class, which is taught by A. E. Dameron, sheet metal instructor in the manual arts department o£ the school, has scheduled a series of 10 training sessions. Classes are conducted Wednesday evenings. The council is prepared to assist in the organization of another class, providing an adequate number of applicants are registered. $18,610 goal and fulfilled a pre- campaign prediction by division leaders Don Johnson and MyrI Rowden that the division would hit its quota at the first report meeting. The industrial division includes workers in Galesburg industries. Johnson said one campaign worker, John Hemmingson, devoted a week of his vacation to soliciting for the Chest. A dozen firms and organizations reported 100 per cent participation by their employes. Dr. A. C. Walton, campaign cochairman, and Wallace A. Nelson, president of the Chest, said they were encouraged by the first report of the campaign. They pointed out, however, that a great deal of hard work remains. Mayor Urges Participation Workers were urged to complete their solicitations before the next report meeting Thursday at the hotel. The Chest drive was endorsed today by Mayor Leo W. Morrison, who cited its importance to the welfare of Galesburg. "The Community Chest is one of the keystones of the community," the mayor said. "In no other way can the welfare needs embraced by | the Chest be filled. By combining 11 drives into one, the Chest avoids duplication of effort and makes it possible for all of our citizens to play a'part in shaping a better place to live. I commend those who work unselfishly for this cause, and I urge everyone to give to the highest limit of his ability." Scout Drive Not in Galesburg Lee Ostrander, Prairie Council Scout executive, Tuesday night I emphasized that a Boy Scout fund drive now in progress was intended for the areas outside of communities in which the Scouts are part of the Community Chest. Boy Scouts participate in the Galesburg Community Chest, and funds are not being solicited in Gales- Illinois Power Cites Drop in Heat Revenue SPRINGFIELD (UP)-A witness told the Illinois Commerce Commission today that Illinois Power Co. revenue from steamheating has been declining for the past three years. Illinois Power supplies steam heat to customers in Bloomington, Champaign, Danville, Decatur, Galesburg and Urbana. Henry Hera, Montplair, NJ„ rate analyst, said the company's revenue from steam heating dropped from $555,000 in 1951 to $522,000 in 1952 and $511,000 in the 12 months ending last June 30, Herz testified in ICC hearings on the company's petition for a $5,560,000 increase in rates for electricity, gas and steam heat furnished to residents of more than 500 Illinois towns. Herz said the amount of revenue per customer had remained steady at $328 a year in the first six months of 1953, but the number of customers was dropping. The company had 1,626 steam heat customers in 1951 and 1,560 at the end of June, he said. Herz said the company's average revenue from steam heat was 78 cents per 1,000 pounds in 1952. He said the company proposes to hike this to $1.30. Son Inherits $110,087 organization, he ear- that gain burg for that pointed out_ Community Chest leaders lier had expressed concern Galesburg residents might the impression that the current Boy Scout drive was for funds in Galesburg and that it duplicated the Community Chest drive. Divisions Listed Pledges and goals of Chest divisions reporting Tuesday night are listed below. The net estate of Mrs. Bertha L. Ventress of Galesburg, who died Aug. 2, 1952, is $110,087, according to an inheritance tax return on file today in Knox County Court. Sole heir is a son of the decedent, Ward H. Ventress of Norwood, Ohio, with a legacy tax of $2,603. The estate yielded a [federal tax of $22,833. An inheritance tax return for the estate of Argyle Wesley Lunt of Galesburg, who died Nov. 18, 1952, indicates a net of $10,472. Legacies are; $7,471, to a sister, Mrs. Vashti O. LaFolIettet 773 Day St.; $3,000, tax $290, Ruby Eloise Watson of Chicago, not a relative of the decdent; and $1, a daughter, Mrs. Jeanne Kathryn Randa/zo of Springfield. Two Executors Named The court admitted two wills to probate and appointed executors. Division Classified Industrial Nat'l Firms Railroads Residential Spec. Gifts Goal $18,562 18,610 5,747 2,542 4,351 25,313 for extra Pledged $ 3,853 19,658 3,538 535 1,163 13,289 commenda- Chest offi- firms divi- Duck Population Increases; Good News for Hunters HAVANA, 111. W) —The duck population in the Illinois River Valley has more than doubled since last week, brightening prospects for the hunting season opening at noon Friday. The increase was reported today by Frank C. Bellrose, game specialist for the Illinois Natural History Survey, after an aerial count of waterfowl in the Illinois and Mississippi ^River valleys. Summing up impressions of the outlook for hunters, Bellrose said: "Conditions will be good in a few places, fair in more and poor in most." Unusually warm, dry weather and resulting low waterlevels have held back the rate of duck migration for this stage of the year and left many blinds high and dry. Bellrose said shooting will be best where duck clubs have pumped or impounded water to attract birds within range of their blinds. On a flight Tuesday with Vern Conover, U. S. game management agent, Bellrose said he saw 120,000 ducks in the Illinois valley as compared with 52,000 a week ago. Of the tota, about 83,000 were above Peoria concentrated largely between Chillicothe and Spring Bay and 37,000 below Peoria between Bath and Browning. Another 70,000 ducks were sighted along the Mississippi, almost all concentrated near Batchtown. "From Batchtown north on the Mississippi there were not two ducks a mile," Bellrose said. Usually, there are about 50,000 along the state's western border at this time and they are more widely scattered. Coming in tion from Community cials was the national sion headed by Milo Johnson. John Galiher of Sears Roebuck & Co. said $1,458 was raised in the single firm for an average of $6 per em­ ploye. Gamble's reported a $5 average. Tax Reduction Is Eisenhower Aim, Humphrey Says SAN FRANCISCO CUP)—Treasury Secretary George M. Humphrey says the Eisenhower administration is "determined" to reduce taxes as soon as possible. "The reduction of taxes is a determined purpose of this administration," he told a $100-a-plate dinner sponsored by the San Francisco Republican Finance Committee Tuesday night. "The sooner it is done, the sooner the consuming community can quicken its demands upon the productive capacity of the whole nation." Lions Observe Charter Stahl, Speaker An evening of good will and entertainment was provided by the Galesburg Lions Club Tuesday evening at the Coldbrook Christian Church when the club celebrated its 33rd annual Charter Night. A total of 160 assembled in the church dining, room to hear an international Lions' officer from Eskilstuna, Sweden; to witness the presentation of an "Ambassador of Good-Will" award to a past district governor and accord salute to three charter members of 33 years ago. Nine Cities Represented Bradley Chandler, president of the Galesburg Lions Club, presided. The invocation was given by the Rev. Adrian McKay. Dinner was served by the women of the Coldbrook church. Guests were present from Galva, Kewanee, Alexis, Williamsfield, Spring Valley, Rock Island and Chicago for the Galesburg club's celebration. E. H. Antons, past president, served as toastmaster for the after-dinner program. The speaker of the evening, Per Gustav Stahl, a director of Lions 1 International and managing director of the Adolf Stahlsaktiebolag, manufacturers of fine tools and cutlery, was introduced by William K. Richardson, past district governor, Stahl Stresses Good Will Mr. Stahl made a brief talk, using a number of humorous stories. He stressed the Lions program of exemplifying good will in the world. He pointed especially to the proximity of the Scandinavian countries of Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Denmark to the-Soviet Union, a situation meriting a good will program designed to prevent incidents which would lead to war's destruction and the distress of its wake. A good will project of his own at the banquet vas announced by 1 Mr. Stahl. As a result two guests were awarded handsome Eskilstuna pocket knives. Recipients were Mrs. Frank Parrish and Glen Showers. Another feature of the program was the presentation of the coveted "Ambassador of Good Will" 14 award to past district governor, Mrs. Elizabeth C. Simpson, 660|William K. Richardson, by the in- Willard St., will act in the estate of her husband, William E. Simpson of Galesburg who died Sept. 12, 1953. Claris Johnson of Alexis RFD 2 was appointed for his father, Alfred Johnson of Galesburg who died in August 1953. Maxine R. Coleman o£ Harvey was appointed administrator for the estate of John H. Welcome of Galesburg who died intestate July 18, 1953. She was nominated by two daughters of the decedent, Mrs. Doris Bradshaw of Peoria and Mrs. Marcella Brown, 646 Pennsylvania Ave. Amounts of the three estates have not been disclosed. 5 Bishop to Ordain Priest Grace Church the Rev. Patrick Connor will be ordained a priest by the Rt. Rev. William L. Essex, bishop of Quincy, at the Grace Episcopal Church Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. He will be presented by the Rev. Donald F, Heermans, rector of Grace Church, and the Rev. John K. Putt of Griggsville will preach the sermon. The other clergy of the diocese taking part in the ordination are the Rev. Channing Savage, Md- line, who will read the preface to the ordinal; the Rev, George T. Lawton, Kewanee, litanist, the Rev. George B. Armstrong, Peoria, epistoller and the Rev. James E. Tripp, Canton, gospeller. Graduate of Oxford The Rev. Gordon Gillett, Peoria and the Rev. Charles Boswell, Macomb, will be the servers. The Rev. Theron Hughes will be the crucifer, and the Rev. Arnold Moulton, Peoria, will be the master of ceremonies. The Rev. Mr. Connor is a graduate of Oxford University, England, and General Theological Seminary, New York. In November he will become Vicar of St. Stephen's Church, Monnett, Mo. Wily Penman Dupes Banks In Two Cities Of 15 Face Grand Jury Assistant State's Attorney Dale F. Ruedig Jr. is preparing criminal cases against 15 defendants to seek indictments from a Knox County grand jury scheduled for Nov. 2. The number of cases evidences a boost last summer in the county crime rate, authorities said. Usually, the grand jury receives less than a dozen cases in each term. Burglary Tops List Burlgary leads in the number of charges with 10 cases listed. Two defendants are charged with forgery. Cases of one each are armed robbery, child abandonment and assault with intent to commit rape. Defendants charged with burglary are Robert Johnston, Richard C. Childers, William S. Lamb, Paul Crouse, Joe Perales, Donald "Ike" Britton, Vinston "Sonny" Taylor and William D. Wilson. Two men face charges in connection with a burglary at Club Nineteen in which Britton, Taylor and Wilson are accused. Donald Saben is charged with being an accessory before the burglary; William Nickerson as an acces- after the theft. \Orders State Police to Act + As Pallbearers; Is Suspended sory 2 Charges for 1 Check cumbent governor, B. H. Baughman of Kewanee. The award included a certificate and an emblematic pin. The award to Mr. Richardson is one of 39 offered by the Lions 1 International this year, an award also held by the speaker of the evening. A slick check artist who recently vijtimized "a Galesburg bank is wanted also in Monmouth, Rock Island and Muscatine. Assist- and Police Chief Lester Sippel announced today that at least three other cities want the man for prolific and phony penmanship. Latest reported visit of the man With a larceny-point pen is Monmouth, where two stores report having received forged checks. Each was for $65 on the Second National Bank in the city. Sheriff Edgar Drayson has a warrant for!on bis conviction for vagrancy his arrest. Sept. 3. Bank Loses $150 Counsel for Kelley reportedly Galesburg authorities report.yielded in an informal session this that the check writer tapped a j morning regarding whether con- local bank for $150 with a new iviction of Kelley in September was wrinkle to an old scheme. Banks legal since a guilty plea and have long been suspicious of a man waiver of jury trial was not signed Will Walker and Richard Poland are accused of forgery. A fictitious check writing charge also faces Poland. It has not been established whether he forged a genuine name or used a fictitious one in cashing a bad check, according to Attorney Ruedig. The other cases are child abandonment, Richard Roark; assault with intent to rape, Francis D. Tingley, and armed robbery, Samuel Bybee Jr. Set Probation Hearing In Knox County Court today, Judge Gale Mathers set for hearing Friday at 10 a.m. a case of probation violation against Arnold Kelloy, 28, of 77 E. North St. Kelley has been ordered to show why his probation should not be revoked and a sentence entered STERLING, 111. (UP)-State Police Lt Delmar Templeton has been suspended on "insubordination" charges for ordering six uniformed officers to act as funeral pallbearers. Capt. Henry W. Engstrom ordered the suspension Tuesday after Templeton had appealed to the office of Gov. William Stratton. Engstrom, in charge of the state police Sterling-Rock Island district, had rescinded Templeton's order regarding the funeral. Templeton then took the matter to State Rfcp. Hubert Considine. Considine said he passed on Templeton^ request for the pallbearers to William W. Downey, one of Stratton's administrative assistants. Geo. Donovan Civic Leader Dies at 82 5 9 of 1018 S. Burlington Downey granted the request, thus rescinding Engstrom's order, Considine said. Tcmpleton's suspension followed. Meanwhile the six uniformed officers requested by Templeton acted as pallbearers Tuesday for a former state policeman who had been killed In a truck accident. Considine said the dispute Ms not a political issue." Ho said he interceded "for the family" and because he wished to prevent embarrassment to the administration." Phil Brown, director of thfc State Department of Public Safety, said he was 'studying" the case. He added it appeared to be "a willful act of disregard." Welfare Cost Makes Advance Charter Members Honored Three charter members who opens a checking account with a check and then withdraws cash immediately. The visiting penman, however, opened an account recently with a deposit of $50 in currency at the Bank of Galesburg. Later he bolstered the account by $400 Iwith the deposit of a forged check were|for that amount, with the signa- An Freighter, Ship Collide in Fog QUEBEC CITY (UP) — Italian freighter and a Norwegian ship under charter to a Canadian firm collided in dense fog in the St. Lawrence River early today and the Italian ves-el was deliberately run aground to save it from sinking. The captains of the Italian Carla Maria G and the Stugard, under charter to Saguenay Terminals of Montreal, radioed all ships and shore stations in the fogbound area for "immediate help." Bulk of Wheat Crop Is Sown SPRINGFIELD (UP)—The bulk of the Illinois wheat crop has been sown in spite of unusually dry soil, according to crop reporters. The Illinois Cooperative Crop Reporting Service said Tuesday about 85 per cent of the wheat acreage is in the ground. However, recent seedings were reported slow in germinating, and the service said some farmers are waiting for more moisture. The crop report said 75 per cent[ PRINCETON, N. J. (UP)— For- of the Illinois corn crop has been rner University of Illinois Presi- picked and nearly 95 per cent of dent Dr. George D. Stoddard said the soybeans have been combined. also given special recognition for their 33 years of aHiliation to the Lions organization. They were Dr. C. A. Barnes, now of Peoria; David Swedenberg and L. Fred O'Brien. A male quartet including Arvid Erlandson, Clifford Anderson, Clifford Pearson and Lloyd Hawkinson provided selections in both the Swedish and English languages. Violin -selections based on Swedish tunes were featured by Miss Vivian Johnson of Wataga. Mrs. A. B. Rosine was accompanist. Due to the charter night event, the Lions did not hold their cus- Itomary noon session this week. Stoddard Has No Future Plans ture, "Charles Anderson" on a Monmouth bank. Withdraws $200 Soon after boosting the account with what turned out to be a bad check, the man withdrew $200 in cash by writing a check at the bank on the account. The bank figures his profit as: $200 gross revenue, minus $50 cash investment, equalling $150 net profit. Chief Sippel stated that the penman reportedly worked the same scheme at a bank in Muscatine. Use License Identification The man sought is identified as LeRoy Johnson, 40, according to a driver license which he displayed in both Monmouth and Galesburg. He is described as 5 feet, 5 inches, 130 pounds, blue eyes, by the defendant. Prosecutor Ruedig said that counsel agreed that state statute does not require a written waiver and that an oral agreement suffices. Sen. McCarthy to Query Greenglass WASPIINGTON (UP)—Sen. Joseph McCarthy said today he has completed arrangements for questioning convicted spy David Greenglass about alleged security violations at the Army's radar laboratories in Fort Monmouth, N.J. The Justice Department is "completely agreeable," he said. He plans to conduct the questioning early next month in Lewisburg federal prison where Greenglass is serving a 15-year sentence for espionage. McCarthy, who toured the Signal Corps installation at Fort Monmouth with Army Secretary Robert T. Stevens Tuesday, wants to question Greenglass about wartime spy activities. Greenglass* sister Ethel, and her husband Julius Rosenberg, were brown hair" and ruddy complexion, executed for espionage. Greenglass Canton Chest Is At $26,000 Mark Subscriptions to the Community Chest Tuesday $26,457, according to figures announced at the second report meeting. The Canton goal is $46,575. Canton totaled PRINT Business Cards Catalogue*. Work Off or Quality . t Reasonable Prices! Indict Student In Girl's Death UPPER SANDUSKY, Ohio Roy Roger Schinagle Jr., 19-year- old Ohio Wesleyan University sophomore, was indicted Tuesday on charges of first degree murder in the slaying of his college sweetheart. The grand jury heard 13 witnesses before indicting the Mayfield Heights, Ohio, youth in the Sept. 17 death of Cynthia Pfeil, 19, of White Plains, N. Y. Birth Records Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Holt, Blue Island, are the parents of a son, Carl William, born Saturday at 5 a.m. in a Blue Island hospital. The infant weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces at birth. Mr. Holt, a former resident of Galesburg, is a son of William C. Holt, 960 S. Chambers St., and is employed by today he had "no plans for the future" other than to continue his new work with foreign exchange students and an educational testing service. Stoddard, forced to resign recently in a dispute with the Illinois Legislature over cancer research funds, said he is working part time at the Institute of International Education, New York City, where he is chairman of the board. The institute, in charge of virtually all foreign exchange students in the nation including Fulbright scholars, employed Stoddard to evaluate its program "as related to government foundations and universities." He also maintains an office here, where he is a trustee of the Educational Testing Service. His son, who lives in nearby Hopewell, is a second-year student at Princeton University Graduate School. Galesburg police have a warrant for his arrest on a forgery charge. At the Galesburg bank, Johnson listed his residence as a local address where he is unknown, and he also reportedly lied by stating that a well-known Galesburg woman is his sister. In- secre- Drive Falls Short Governor Renames limbeck to Board For Scholarships Sharvy G. Umbeck, president of Knox College, has been reappointed to the Illinois State Fulbright Committee which will select Illinois nominees for government | It has been the cooler scholarships to study abroad. Thejduring the present month PEORIA, 111. UP! — The Peoria Community Chest drive closed Tuesday night after raising $668,the Borg-Warner Company in Chi-;967, about $20,000 short of its goal, cago, the former Coulter-Disc The total amount pledged was $14,Company. 1600 greater than last year. Firm Incorporators Silent on Location Of New Company Location of an enterp ' corporated by the Illinois tary of state as Schimmels, Inc., remained undisclosed today, despite earlier accounts the concern would be in Galesburg. Incorporators were listed as Bernard Schimmel and Joseph E. West of Galesburg and A. Q. Schimmel of Lincoln, Neb., a brother of the other Schimmel. West said today the future plans for' the corporation had not been announced but that its location would not be in Galesburg. The firm was incorporated with capital stock of approximately $90,000 and was authorized to carry on business of "a restaurant, cafe and tavern and to sell all types of foods and beverages, wines and liquors." received a lighter sentence because he cooperated in the government's investigation of the Rosenberg case. appointment was made by Gov. William G. Stratton, Two scholars will be nominated and two alternates from among applicants recommended by the colleges and the state. Educators from various colleges and universities serve on the committee with President Umbeck. Marriage Licenses At Lewistown, a marriage license has been issued to Lyle Davis Ross, Hanna City, and Shirley Jeanne Suydam, Farmington. At Rock Island, a marriage license has been issued to Mathew Federal Reserve System Outlined To Kiwanis Club Addressing the Kiwanis Club Tuesday noon at Hotel Custer, Edwin N, Davis, vice president of the First Galesburg National Bank and Trust Company, described the functioning of the Federal Reserve System in banking. Most currency of five dollars and above is issued by one of the twelve federal reserve banks in the United States, Mr. Davis said. Every national bank must be, and state banks may be, members of the Federal Reserve System. Federal Reserve banks are bankers' banks, providing the elasticity to meet varying business conditions. It is estimated that there is $30, 000,000 worth of currency in circulation in the United States and that of this, $29,000,000 is in federal reserve notes. Mr. Davis also discussed credit, citing figures and illustrations to show how the Federal Reserve System can expand and curtail public credit. His talk was supplemented by a film, "The Federal Reserve System." Prof. Alvin White was program nights! The lowest temperature in Oc-1 indicate that present marks should! chairman. Willard Sargent and which tober 1947 was a minimum of 42'be lowered as cooler weather|Dave Swanson, Galesburg Senior degrees while this month's low,normally is experienced during George Donovan, 82, Cedar St., a retired Railroad conductor who had resided in Galesburg since 1905, died today at 3:45 a.m. in St. Mary's Hospital. He had been in declining health some time and in recent years his vision had become impaired. Until his health prevented, he had been active in civic, fraternal and religious affairs in the city. Mr. Donovan was born at Quincy May 10, 1871, and his marriage to Angeline Coleman took place June 18, 1895. She preceded him in death in July, 1952. Mr. Donovan was employed 49 years, prior to his retirement some years ago, first as a brakeman and then as a conductor on the Burlington Lines. Headed Veterans* Group At the time of the Burlington Systems Veterans Association convention here last August, he was the oldest living president of the system organization. He had also served as president of the local railroad veterans' group. He had been president of Local 24, B. of R. T., in which organization he had held numerous other offices and had served on a number ofi committees, local, state and national, as well as representing the local as a delegate to several conventions. Mr. Donovan was a member of the Knox County Draft Board throughout World War II. He had headed the Community Drive in years past and served on the speakers bureau for this organization. In the,field of municipal affairs he had been a member at one time of the Galesburg Liquor Control Commission, He had served as a director and president of the Providence Building and Loan Association and was a member of the Taxpayers Committee. Trustee of Church A member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Mr. Donovan had served as a trustee and on the occasion of the diamond jubilee of the church he was general chairman of the weeklong celebration. He ha <J actively taken part in the affairs of Galesburg Council 556, Knights of Columbus, and Galesburg Assembly 556, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. Surviving are a son George of Chicago, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, with burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Friends may call at the Foley Mortuary Thursday evening and Friday. The Rosary will be recited at the mortuary Friday at 8 p.m. In September Welfare costs rose slightly in Knox County during September as a result of several factors, but the increase, while larger than expenditures in August, was under those for July and previous months over a period of years. Changes in grants for 67 recipients of old age assistance are believed responsible for an increase in the allocation for that department even though there was a drop from 1,073 to 1,062 in the number of pensioners. Costs went up from $47,851.69 in August to $47,927.93. Sixteen pensioners died during the month and seven others were removed from the rolls because they had obtained a gain in outside resources. Three others were suspended and one was transferred to another county. Ten new grants were approved, two were reinstated, one resumed and three were received from outside counties. >• Summer Work Over The roll of those receiving aid for dependent children dropped in the summer months while many recipients obtained employment during their school vacation. The situation was reversed after schools opened in September. Consequently there was an increase to 48 families with 153 children from a previous count of 44 families and 142 children. Costs rose from $4,735 to $4,961. The list of -blind pensioners dropped from 39 to 37 with one death and a suspension reported. The total cost declined slightly from August's $1,880 to $1,805 in September. An unusual development took place in the cost of the department of disability assistance. The number of recipients increased from 4? to 49 during a month's time, but the expense fell from $2,424 to $2,410. Warm Nights in Oct. 1947 Key to Poser have caused temperature aver- was 31 degfees There were eight ages this October to run under^ifferent days in 1947 when the figures established in October 1947,'minimum was 60 degrees or higher the hottest October on record, and this month there has been The public has been puzzled over only one occasion when the mini- the situation in which readings of mum was over 60. recent days have been announced ki 1947 October had a minimum as the highest on record for those average of 54.5 degrees while the dates, yet at the same time it'minimum this month now stands the latter part of the month. Keeps Warm This noon a temperature of 80 degrees was noted officially after a mild night reading of 58 degrees. The noon reading was two degrees higher than the recording for the same hour Tuesday. Tuesday afternoon the mercury was stated that the mean was less at 47.3 degrees, or more than sevenjreached 84 to equal a maximum Quintana, Silvis. than that in October of six years'degrees less than the earlier ago. man. A present the month's average The current month is stands at 60.6 degrees, or con- slightly higher maximum siderably less than the tally of with the count tallied at 64.3 degrees set in 1947. It grees as compared to a doesn't seem to make sense to lower maximum average have maximum temperatures ex- degrees in 1947. feeding marks in other years and The entire picture showing marks 74.9 de- slightly of 74.1 High school students who were Junior Kiwanians the past month, spoke briefly of their impressions of Kiwanis. Guests included Don Crosier, Pekin; Robert Long, Peoria; Louis W. Bean, Centralis, and the Rev. John Watson, Abingdon. Grand Master of LO.O.F. Installed SPRINGFIELD (UP)—John C. Kirk of West Frankfort today was installed grand master of the Grand Lodge of the Illinois Odd Fellows. Philip Marco of Chicago assumed duties as deputy grand master and William Meni of Collinsville became grand warden. David W. Gordon of Springfield was reelected grand secretary and William J. Shipman of Blue Island got another term as grand treasurer. Mrs. Mary Rudolph, Mt. Olive, was installed president of the Rebekah State Assembly. Others installed were Mrs. Elizabeth Opsahl of Chicago, vice president, and Laura Woodruff of Peoria, warden. Teacher Quits at Lewistown Over Grade Complaints LEWISTOWN, 111. MV-A commerce teacher at Lewistown Community High School resigned Monday because of complaints he received from parents of students he flunked. . Lee Ostermann of Golden told friends he was "tired" of the deluge of complaints. The school board accepted the resignation Ostermann telegraphed to the principal, Keith Parry. The teacher was unavailable for comment but his mother said: "Leo graded his pupils the way he thought they should be. He passed out a lot of Fs but he also gave A grades when he thought they were deserved." Parry said, "He is a good teacher and we are sorry to loose him." A. Perez, Galesburg, and Delores yet the average temperature is not;changed, as October has 10 more ja record. reported at Moline, but slightly less than in other cities of the state. Peoria and Springfield both registered 85 degrees while 86 was recorded in Rockford, Rantoul, Vandalia and Soott Field, and a hot 88 was Quincy's contribution. Present indications call for a i can be similar condition for Thursday and so far no immediate break in the ays to run. Percentage would (hot spell is seen. Lincoln Question SPRINGFIELD, 111. W — Custodian George Cashman at Abraham Lincoln's tomb lists as the most common question of the thousands of annual visitors: "Is Lincoln really buried here?" The answer is yes. Lincoln's body is in a hermetically sealed casket enclosed in a 27-ton concrete vault 10 feet below the j tomb's floor. Augustson Named Vice President, Retail Grocers C. C. Augustson of Galesburg was elected vice president of the Illinois Retail Grocers' Association at the annual convention held Sunday and Monday at Peoria. Mr. Augustson dso presided at the grocers' panel Monday morning when the topic was "Modernizing for Profit." Other officers are Richard H. Gromer, Elgin, president; Leo T. Nickelson, Springfield, re-elected treasurer; Harold P. Echternach, Crystal Lake, secretary-manager, re-elected, and Tipton Peek, Bushnell, field secretary, re-elected. The retiring president is Ray Cowperthwaite of Bushnell. Mrs. C. C. Augustson was elected vice president of the Ladies Auxiliary to the I.R.G.A. Motorist Pays $12.40 Zeke Harris, 56, of 625 Pennsylvania Ave., paid $12.40 before Justice John C. Kost after being ticketed Tuesday at 12:45 p.m. for violating a school traffic light at j Grand Avenue and Farnham Street. • Scouts and Fathers Join in Outdoor Canipfire Meeting Boy Scouts of Troop 7, from East Main Street Congregational Church, entertained their fathers Saturday evening at the troop's camp site south of Galesburg. The Scouts, assisted by the troop committee, had prepared the camp for a wiener roast and campfire around which the fathers and scouts played games and staged stunts. The wiener roast and father's night was part of a weekend of camping for the Scouts. The troop maintains the site for such out' door activities to allow the Scouts the experience necessary for advancement in the field of Scouting. This outing was the first of a new series of Father-and-Scout activities to be*held each month. The occasion was well attended and the next event for both the parents and Scouts will be the annual Halloween party to be held at the East Main Church Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. Each person has been asked to come in masquerade. All Scouts of Troop 7 may bring their parents. it

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