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ftfe Pally BegfatCT-Mall. Galesburg, 111. Thursday. October 22, 1953 ftei*^Gunman Blasts at 3 Persons Bf Prairie City; No Serious Injuries A shotgun blast from the darkness injured two .Prairie City residents Wednesday night and narrowly missed a third as they were seated in a re*r room of the Dixon Restaurant.. • Authorities said there is no indication as to who may have shot Wi gun br Why anyone would want to 4 injure any of the three, who are: Mrs. Harry Denman, Mrs, Ernest Freburg and Leo Phillips. Mrs. Denman was hit On the cheek bone and Mr. Phillips was splattered With gunshot as It bounced back from the walls. Mrs. Freburg was not injured. All three are said to be in their 40s. Deputy Sheriff John Bliveh of Macomb investigated and said that at the moment there is nothing to go on in finding the assailant. The two women had been operating the restaurant for the owners, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Dixon, who were in St. Louis. The Dixons returned to Prairie Cily this morning. Mrs. Denman, with her family. lives Upstairs over the restaurant. After closing time, 10:30 p.m., she discovered that she had locked herself out. Her son was upstairs bift reportedly had the television set on and couldn't hear his mother calling. Mr. Phillips, a customer of the restaurant, had waited around to help the women in the closing up operation. They went to the back room to wait while efforts were being made to get another key. Mrs. Denman went out into the alley behind the restaurant and called to her son, who still didn't hear her. This was two minutes before the blast.' She returned to the room and the throe sat around eating popcorn, she told investigators. After the shot, Mrs. Freburg thought it was the electric light bulb which had exploded but Mrs. Denman cried "No, I'm hit." She was given medical treatment Wednesday night and again today. The assailant shot through the screen door. The inside dbor was open. Increase Size Junior Police Adult Group Plans for an annual Junior Police Halloween party to be held Fri day, Oct. 30 in the Galesburg High School auditorium at 7:30 o'clock were completed Wednesday at a meeting of an enlarged board of directors. Mayor Leo W. Morrison has ex panded membership on the board as a means of delegating responsibilities among more communities and as a step- toward a greater development of the organization's program. An unusual program has been prepared for the Halloween party, the first of the school year, with a former All - American football guard from the University of II linois' Big Ten champions of 1950 to speak. In addition, Hilry Page, popular magician, will present a program of magic. Played in Rose Bowl • The football star, Donald Smith, was on the Illini squad that played in the Rose Bowl game of 1950. Now an employe of the Chicago Motor Club, Smith visits Galesburg frequently and while here recently, addressed an assembly at Corpus Christi High School. He is an accomplished speaker who gives the inside of football and relates .many interesting incidents concerning the sport. The meeting will be addressed briefly by both Mayor Morrison and Police Chief George Fuller. Members of the Junior Police must wear their stars to gain admission and boys to be inducted will be admitted by displaying their application blarfk. Parents who wish to accompany members may not sit with the boys, but will be given seats in the balcony. The meeting opens at 7:30 and will end at 8:30 or shortly afterward. Several Lose Stars Several members have lost their stars and many have been turned into the city police station where the owners can recover them by properly identifying themselves, official of the organization said. The adult board now consists of 12 members, including Mayor Morrison, an ex-officio member. They are Police Chief George Fuller, the Rev. J. E. Lohan, the Rev. T. W. Jolly, E. H. Antons, Fred F. Robertson, Harvey Wodis, Mrs. Roy C. Frankeberger, Police Sgt. J. Richard Thomas, Police Detective William Allison, Police Matron Phoebe Weich Shane and James D. Barrett. California Election Is Eyed by GOP LOS ANGELE*S m-Another important early test of voter reaction to the Eisenhower administration will be forthcoming Nov. 10 in a special California congressional election. The 24th Congressional District election is attracting a nationwide attention in view of the setback the Republicans got in a similar election in Wisconsin last week. Republicans are frankly worried and Democrats are hopeful. GOP Gov. Goodwin J. Knight warned in Sacramento Tuesday that there is danger the Republicans may lose as they did in Wisconsin Oct. 14 when Lester R. Johnson won in a district that had never before elected a Democrat. That election, Knight said, was "a defeat and not an incident." The special election will fill a vacancy created when Paul Poulson, a Republican, resigned from Congress to become mayor of Los Angeles. He defeated former Mayor Fletcher Bowron. Two Republicans and two Democrats are campaigning for the seat from a district comprising a north- central area of Los. Angeles city and the city of South Pasadena. Most of the residents are average white-collar and working-class people. The balloting in this election should provide a poll of a fairly typical group of city voters while the Wisconsin vote was a test of a predominantly rural district. Virtually all California GOP organizations are supporting Glenard P. Lipscomb, a state assemblyman and secretary of Vice President Richard Nixon's national campaign last year. Lipscomb is a Los Angeles accountant. The other Republican in the race is state legislator John L. E. Collier, Los Angeles Businessman. Most Democratic organizations are pulling for George L.[ Arnold, a young Los Angeles at-' torney. He is the son of Thurman Arnold, assistant attorney general under President Franklin D.Roose velt and son-in-law of columnist Drew Pearson. The other Democrat is Irving Markheim, a veterans' service officer. Party-backed candidates Lipscomb and Arnold are campaigning mainly on party issues. Arnold opposes any new taxes and favors the maintenance of strong military forces. Lipscomb's campaign manager says the Republican candidate "is supporting the Eisenhower program right down the line." The Democrats have an edge in registration in the district, 81,691 to 75,289 Republicans. Gtes Knife Threat, Wife Gets Injunction In Suit for Divorce Mrs. Palma G. Anderson of Galesburg has obtained an injunction in Knox County Circuit Court to restrain her husband, Oscar An derson, from molesting her. Judge Riley E. Stevens signed the in junction which was issued in con nection with her complaint for divorce. She alleges that her hus band threatened her with a knife The injunction also bars the ' husband from entering her residence at 762 E. North St., a prop erty which they own, and from removing her personal possessions from the house. The petition states that Mr. and Mrs. Anderson were married Feb. 28, 1948, divorced March 12, 1951, and re married Jan. 11, 1952. They separated Oct. 18, 1953, after the al leged knife threat, according to the petition. Physical cruelty is cited as grounds for divorce. Mrs. Ander son received a waiver for the 60 day divorce delay period to enable her to file suit at once. She stated that she fears for her personal safety and also that her husband's leave will expire Nov. 17 when he will return to Army service in California. She asks for custody and support payments for one child born of their first marriage. Realty Transfers Mrs. Amanda Schrodt to Selena Cooksey, both of Galesburg, property at the northeast corner of North and Cedar streets for $4,000 . Mrs. Fern J. Cook of Abingdon to Albert J. Traversino of St. Au gustine, property in St. Augustine lor $1,000. Mrs. Alice B. Smith to William H. Appleby, both of Galesburg, property in R. H. Whiting Subdi vision for $7,500. Roy A. Marlatt to Howard Hamilton, both of Galesburg, property in'North Park First Addition for *1,000. Wilfred J. Layton to Garnett T. Faulkner, both of Galesburg, property in Bur gland and Hawkinsou (Subdivision for $6,000. Mrs. Mary Kennedy Mai ley and others to Frank Danielson pf Siggsville, 140% acres in Truro j •fopskip for $60,000. B'nai B'rith to Hold Regional Meet Sunday Memhers of the Central Illinois Council of N'nai B'rith lodges will hold a council session Sunday at Hotel Custer. Seminar sessions will start at 10 a.m. and at 1:30 a banquet will be held. The after- dinner program includes talks by officers of the Grand lodge as well as reports of the seminars. There will be no evening program as plans are being made to adjourn about 5:00 o'clock so that the out-of-town guests may depart at an early hour. Speakers at the banquet will be Otto F. Weiner of Chicago, first vice-president of District 6 who will represent the men's lodges, and Mrs. Hyman Israel of Waukesha, Wis., first vice president of Women's District Mrs. Israel Grand Lodge, who will represent the women's delegations. The Central Illinois Council is composed of 12 men's lodges and eight women's chapters. Reservations have already been received from Bloomington, Peoria, Danville, Decatur, Springfield, Champaign, LaSalle, Mattoon, Quincy and Rock Island. , General chairmen for this meeting are Fred Schubach and Abe Fleck. Local members have been urged to make their reservations immediately. Pluckers Resent Plucking Machine LONDON W)—The machine age caught up with the feather pluck ers of London today. Ten of them went on strike when a wholesale poultry company installed three plucking machines and ordered seven more. The Plucker's Union, with a membership of 84, contended the machines will cause unemployment. Ivan Grossman, director of the firm, said he intended to train the pluckers to operate the machines. He added: "I am a man of progress— the machines turn out spotlessly clean birds." Prison Riot Appears to Have Quieted PENDLETON, Ind.' m~ A" shouting, window-smashing demonstra tion by inmates of the Indiana Reformatory appeared to have quieted today and officials planned to move them out of a dormitory where the disturbances centered. Acting superintendent Ralph (Cap) Howard said late Wednes day night the lights had been smashed in the 120-man dormitory and he decided to. wait for day light to have guards move the demonstrators into cells. Officials said about 10 ringlead ers were removed from th.e dormitory by a combined force pi day and night shift guards Wednesday night and the remainder of the dormitory inmates quieted. Later, inmates locked in their cells in two nearby cell blocks staged a shouting demonstration and threw articles from their cells. But Howard said everything was "pretty well under control" shortly before midnight.. No injuries were reported in the disturbance, which assumed near riot proportions late Wednesday afternoon when cots and bedding, including some burning mattresses, were thrown from smashed windows of the dormitory. Locked in Cells The 1,500 inmates of the reformatory had been locked in their cells all day as the outgrowth of a dining room demonstration Monday afternoon and sitdowns in the institution's industrial shops Tuesday. Howard said the men were dissatisfied over the food and "everything in general." The reformatory is an institution for youths and men under 30 years old who are rated good prospects for rehabilitation. Williamsfield Homecoming Set Friday WILLIAMSFIELD — Friday is the annual Homecoming at Williamsfield High School. There will be a parade at 2 p.m Friday in downtown Williamsfield. Prizes will be awarded for the best float and individual entries. The Homecoming football game is against Sherrard and will get under way at 8 p.m. at the high school athletic field. The crowning of the Queen will take place at the half. The queen and attendants were elected on Monday and are as follows: Pat Belt, Leah Dykeman, Reta Mackie, Carole Pitts, and Mary Poplett. The queen will not be announced until the crowning ceremonies. Following the football game there will be a Homecoming dance in the old gym. Music will be furnished by Don Leander and his orchestra from Cambridge. The dance is open to the public. Merchants windows are also be ing decorated this week by various school groups through the coop eration of local businessmen. IVC Slates Service Officer Schooling The Illinois Veterans Commission will hold a 2-day training school for its service officers Monday and Tuesday in Springfield. George Spilman, service officer for the agency in Knox County, with headquarters here in the Hill Arcade Building, will attend the school. His office here will be closed for the two days. Representatives of the Veterans Administration and the state departments of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars are scheduled as discussion leaders for the school. Marriage Licenses Indiana Man Fills Manager Post At Galesburg Club Appointment of Charles R. Tal bott of Ft. Wayne, Ind., as man ager of the Galesburg Club was announced today by H. Dale Gun ther, president. Talbott succeeds Berry Haug, who resigned to ac cept a position with a club in Kansas City. Talbott has assumed his duties here and will be joined by his wife and two children as soon as nous ing is obtained. He formerly was associated with the Ft. Wayne (Ind.) Country Club and the De catur Club. Talbott is a veteran of World War II, a member of the Ameri can Legion, Masonic Lodge and the Evangelical and Reformed Church. Knox County Farm Bureau Posts Meets On Farmer Thinking Three more in a series of township meetings to help form farm policy have been scheduled by the Knox County Farm Bureau, Frank Chambers, organization director, announced today. Two of these meetings will be held tonight at 8 o'clock for Knox Township at the Egypt School, three miles north of Knoxville, and for Henderson Township in the Henderson Town Hall. The third session in this set of meetings will be held for Cedar Township Friday nt 8 p.m. here in the Farm Bureau Building. The county resolutions committee, which is representative of each township, will meet Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Building to sum up the policy sug gestions recorded at the township meetings. This committee will then submit the county summary at the area meeting Thursday, Oct. 29, in the Hotel Custer. Farmers' opinions on the current agriculture issues will be collected at the area session for consideration by the tentative resolutions committee of the Illinois Agricultural Association—the statewide Farm Bureau. The opinions will be crystallized into concrete proposals at (he annual meeting of the I.A.A. Nov. 16-19 in Chicago. Knox County T.B. Program Wins Praise Addressing the semi • annual meeting of the Knox County Tuberculosis Association Tuesday evening at the Elks Club, Charles McNamara of Springfkld, field secretary of the Illinois ' Tuberculosis Association, commended the Knox County Association on the progress in the past year with a chest X-ray survey. He declared that this type of survey has proved to be the best means of case-finding and superior to the state mobile X-ray unit. Mr. McNamara was introduced by Mrs. J. C. Redinglon and spoke of the organization of the national, state and county associations explaining the working relation of each to the other. He discussed mainly the county associations, stressing the responsibilities of the board of directors, whose obligation is to disseminate information concerning the aims, programs and needs of the association to their individual groups and communities. Another special feature of the evening was the yearly analysis of the hospital survey which was presented by Dr. M. L. List, radiologist, and Miss Harriett Kylandcr technician of Galesburg, Cottage Hospital. The complete analysis as shown on a chart, revealed that 80 per cent of all patients entering both hospitals received this free chest X-ray. This establishes a high percentage as compared with this program in other hospitals. Cistcr Bcnigna, superior, Sister Julia, X-ray technician at St Mary's Hospital and Miss Eva Erickson, administrator, Cottage Hospital made brief comments concerning the program. Grothe Honors Mrs. Johnson Routine reports were called for by the president, Ted Grothe. Mrs. Laura B. Johnson, tuberculosis nurse, made a comprehensive report of her activities including the tuberculin skin test conducted in the Abingdon High School, Sept. 29, administered by Dr. J. A. Bowman, to 143 students and 12.teach ers. Corpus Christi and Williamsfield High Schools are the nex* scheduled for the test. At the conclusion of Mrs. John son's report, Mr. Grothe expressed appreciation for her efficient services over 11 years and presented her with a gift in behalf of the association. The employment of the nurse by the association ends Nov. 1, when the tuberculin skin testing program will be under the supervision of the sanatorium board. Seek to Void Uncle's Will in Farm Estate Several nieces and nephews are opposed in a suit filed recently in Knox County Circuit Court to set aside the will of their uncle, Chris Anderson of Oneida, who died Nov. 27, 1952. The estate includes, according to the will, 64 acres bequeathed to Verla Anderson and 32 acres to Forrest Anderson. Other bequests were $1,000 each to Eva, Lester and Margaret Anderson, Olof Linbeck and Olc, Karl, Anton and John Weber. All are nephews and nieces of the deceased and arc named as defendants along with John II. Anderson, no relation, executor of the will. Plaintiffs Ail Relatives Plaintiffs are a sister of the deceased, Mrs. Sophie Weber, and several nieces and nephews, Wayne McKibben, Frances Homberger, Clyde, Donald, Robert and Irene Anderson, Ida Ruth Corbin, Lavina Stick, Mrs. Luster Smith and Evan J. Wcrtecn. The plaintiffs maintain that Mr. Anderson was not of sound mind and memory but instead was ill when he executed Nov. 18, 1944, the instrument purporting to be his will. It is alleged that he was under improper restraint and undue influence by Verla and Forres), Anderson, who had served for 15 years as his personal and financial advisers. Two Witnessed Will Fixes Period Of Suspension For Officer SPRINGFIELD, 111. ffl — State Police Chief Phil Brown today fixed the length of Lt. Delmar Templeton's suspension for insubordination at 15 days. Tcmplelon, commander of the Sterling' state police district, will receive no pay for the disciplinary period. His salary is $394 a month. A maximum suspension of 30 days Was possible. Capt. Henry Engstrom, Templeton's, immediate superior, temporarily relieved the lieutenant from duty Tuesday for ignoring an order. Engstrom had authorized Tcm plelon to permit six of his men to serve as pallbearers at the funeral of a former comrade, but specified that they must not appear in uniform. Engstrom refused to approve wearing of the uniforms on the ground that the" ex-patrolman, James Gibbin of Dixon, was not a member of the force \yhen killed. Gibbon died last Saturday in a highway accident. Templeton failed to relay Engstrom's order to the men, and told reporters later ho was prepared to "accept full responsibility." Brown called the incident "regrettable," but he said "I think the captain was right in his decision." The chief said it has been a practice of long standing with the state police to limit the wearing of the uniform at funerals to rites for persons who died while members of the force. A provision covering the matter Report Capture Of Stron ghold PARIS (#i — The French News Agency said today a French column has captured Phu Nho Quan, a stronghold of the Communist- led Vietminh 55 miles southwest of Hanoi. The town was the last reported headquarters of the enemy's division No. 320. The French launched one of their biggest land, sea and air offensives of the seven-year Indochina war a week ago in an effort to uproot and wipe out two key Vietminh divisions south of the vital Red River delta. Divi sion No. 320 was reported at Phun- ho Quan, and division No. 304 at Thanh Hoa, 30 miles further south Have You Heard That.. • Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd Pool and four daughters of Rochester, Minn., visited last week with Mr. Pool's sister, Mrs. Edith Fleharty. Dr, Pool, formerly of Avon, is an aurologist at the Mayo Clinic and is a graduate of Knox College with the Class of 1928. He was very active in college sports. David F. Goodman, CPA, of Galesburg, is among more than 2,000 certified public accountants and wives attending the 5-day annual meeting of the American In- stitue of Accountant's at the Palmer House, Chicago. Friends Honor Veteran Galesburg Merchant Clarence W. Wiese of Sarcoxie, Mo., and Miss Sharon L. Mooney iof Galesburg. i J. Carl Hart, prominent Galesburg merchant and civic leader, was happily surprised by a group of 80 friends and associates Wednesday evening when he became the guest of honor at dinner in the ballroom of the Hotel Custer on the occasion of his 75th birthday. Mr. Hart had been lured from his home on the plea that he was to attend an important conference on a civic project and was completely surprised when he was ushered into the ballroom and was given a standing ovation by the friends who had previously gathered there. Following the dinner R. Winn Miller presided as toastmaster and presented Mayor Leo W. Morrison who paid tribute to Mr. Hart's services to the community and his deep interest in civic progress. He was followed by R. C. Wool sey who traced Mr. Hart's' career in his business and his progress from a youthful employe of the Kellogg Drake Company to the presidency of the concern. He emphasized that Mr. Hart's success had been the result of application to his business and to his adherence to high standards of principle in business and in good citizenship which had combined to win him the respect and confidence of his associates and of the community. He then presented Mr. Hart with a plaque commemorative of the occasion. Witnesses of were Margaret Marilyn Johnson. The will was admitted to probate in county court Jan. 23, 1953, and official letters were issued to John Anderson to act as executor. The plaintiffs were left nothing in the will. After specific bequests mentioned above, the instrument ordered that the remainder of the estate go to Verla Anderson. Plaintiffs have demanded a jury trial for their suit. They ask that the will be declared void and that the estate be distributed among heirs according to law. probably will be included in a the instrument!?. tatc _P° licc P°! icy „™, an , ual now bc Anderson • and 'ing prepared, he added. Accuses Two Men Of Stealing Corn To Buy Liquor PEORIA, 111. UP) —Police Wednesday arrested two men who are accused of stealing corn to buy liquor. Charles Boyer, superintendent of the Peoria County Nursing Home, signed complaints against Henry Bucco and Charles Clark. He accused the men of stealing several bushels of corn from the home's fields. The men said they had sold the corn and used the money to buy whiskey, county police reported. File Last Will, Name Executor in Estate Of Jacob E. Morgan On file today in Knox County Court was the Jast will of Jacob E. Morgan of Lynn Township who died Oct. 6, 1953. The court appointed as executor his daughter, Mrs. Ethel F. Anderson, Galva RFD 2, who was nominated in the will. The will leaves the entire estate to the daughter. It includes 80 acres in Lynn Township on condi tion that she pay $6,000 to the Morgan's son, Eugene A. Morgan, 1540 E. Brooks St. . The instru ment was signed April 4, 1950, witnessed by Reynolds M. Everett, Verna Youngstrom and Fern E. Matson, all of Galva. A will also was filed for John Montgomery of Knoxville. The instrument- made his wife, Mrs. Grace Montgomery, the main beneficiary, giving her residential property in Knoxville with personal property and household goods as well as life use of all other realty as long as she remains a widow. The property was designated to go next to descendants of Montgomery's daughter, Mrs. Marie Howe. His grandson, Robert M. Howe, was left $5,000, and wife and daughter, equal shares in all other personal property. The will was signed Nov. 16, 1926, witnessed by W. W. McBride and H. G. Etnire, both of Knoxville. Pick Jurors in Drunk Driver Case Contest Judge Gale A. Mathers today ordered a jury venire of 18 members called for trial Tuesday of a drunk driving case. The defendant is Dale Williams, 23, of 423 Monmouth Blvd., who pleaded innocent and declined to waive jury trial. _ Sheriff E. O. Isaacson Is authorized to select the 18 jurors from which a panel of 12 will be chosen by attorneys to hear the case. Hear One Case Only Judge Mathers stated that the jury will hear only the one case Other pending cases, including a Sunday liquor sale charge against Peter Spilios, will have a jury se lected on a more formal basis, the judge declared. A special venire will be chosen at random from scores of names furnished by the Board of Supervisors. In the drunk driving case, coun sel for Williams has maintained that a physician' will testify that the defendant was not intoxicated as charged in an auto accident Oct. 4. In court today, the attorney obtained a continuance to Tuesday at 10 a.m. on the grounds that the doctor could not appear this morn ing. 3 Officers To Testify Assistant State's Attorney Dalu F. Ruedig Jr. has declared that three police officers maintain that Williams was under the influence of alcoholic beverages as charged The complaint against Williams was signed by State Patrol Sgt Robert Worden, who investigated an accident Oct. 4 at 8:20 p.m. on Route 41 about four miles south of Galesburg. The Williams auto collided with one driven by Anderson Lacy, 31, of St. Louis. Five persons were injured, none critically, in the mishap. Sgt. Wor den stated that he found alcoholic beverages in both autos. Rules Farmington Man's Death Suicide A coroner's jury Tuesday night returned a verdict of suicide in the death of David Lapsley, 33, Farmington, whose body was found in his car Sunday morning on Silver Creek road, one mile west of Farmington. The inquest was held in the Farmington city building with Dr. Raymond Mercey, Fulton county coroner, in charge. The jury ruled that death was caused by carbon monoxide fumes inhaled with suicidal intent. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Anderson Funeral Home, Farmington. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery. VETERAN BUSINESSMAN—J. Carl Hart cuts birthday cake presented to him at a surprise party given by friends and associates Wednesday night at Hotel Custer. Mr. Hart is president of Kellogg Drake and Company, a firm he joined as a young man. Traffic Levy, $7.40 Acie Winder, 24, of 60 Columbus Ave., was assessed $7.40 before Justice John C. Kost for ignoring traffic light at Cherry and Main Streets Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. Hold Hamburger Fry The Major D Accordion Band held a hamburger fry at Lake Storey Wednesday night with 50 members and guests in attendance. At the conclusion of the activities a gift was presented to Mrs. Bob Williams, who with her husband is moving to Florida. Receives Invitation To Appear on TV Show Carl Kingstrom of 467 E. North St., operator of a local dry cleaning establishment, has been invited to appear on the CBS television program, "Wheel of Fortune," in New York City. _ . Kingstrom received the invitation Wednesday in a letter from the management of the program, which pointed out that it had heard the story of his good deeds dedicated to the welfare of dogs. Kingstrom indicated that he intends to accept the invitation. At Collectors' Meet R. E. Burger of the Better Busi ness Bureau and John Bush of the Illinois Collection Service attended the fall meeting of the Illinois Collectors Association, Inc., held last week at Rockford. Mr. Burger took part in the discussion of the topic, "Budgeting for Thrift.' The discussion included the problem of easing burdens of troubled family finances. Heavy Rains Move Across Dry Farmlands By UNITED PRESS Heavy rains moved slowly across drought-parched farmlands today as the government promised an Air Force "hay lift" to critical area's if it becomes necessary; A band of rain stretching from South Dakota to northern Texas brought sorely needed relief to farmers suffering through one of the nation's worst dry spells. However, tho cool, wet air was not expected to move Into tho eastern half' of the nation until this weekend.' Continuing above normal temperatures were predicted in the meantime. Possible government relief was revealed in a telegram from President Eisenhower to Sen. Stuart Symington (D-Mo.). The telegram said Agriculture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson has told drought state governors he has alerted the Air Fores to bring hay into the worst-stricken areas if necessary. Symington commented that "a few hundred tons of hay delivered promptly" to Missouri airfields could save farmers' breeding and dairy herds. In Washington Mr. Eisenhower said 425 counties in the Midwest, Southwest and South have been listed as drought disaster areas. Benson later added 29 more counties in five Southern "states to the list. El Dorado, Kan., deluged by a million dollar flood only last May, planned to use a pipeline to "import" water 30 miles from Wichita, Kan. To End Heat Wave Chicago weather forecasters said the cool front moving across tho Great Plains would "surely" put an end to the record-breaking October heat wave. Rains accompanying the low pressure area were as heavy as 4.02 inches at D a 1 h a r t, Tex., Wednesday. There was one and a third inches at Amarillo, Tex., and .75 inch at Williston, N.D. Snow fell in the Wyoming mountains and there was two inches of snow on the ground at Bryce Canyon, Utah. But more heat records fell as dry, sunny weather persisted in the. east. Chicago's 87 Wednesday was the warmest on record so late in the season and marked the seventh consecutive day of temperatures over 80—another record. In Indiana records fell in South Bend, Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. Forest fires continued to flare up in dry woodlands—the latest in a swampy area near Minneapolis, Minn. The blaze, fanned by winds that hit gusts of 45 miles an hour, threatened several homes before 100 suburban firemen brought it under control. Superintendent Peck To Conduct Reading Circle for Teachers J. R. Peck, Knox County superintendent of schools, announced today that the annual reading rircle for county teachers will open with a session Saturday at 10 a. m. in his office in the courthouse. First book to be studied by the teachers is the newly published "Mary.Lincoln," »'a biography of Lincoln's wife. Discussion will be led by Sunt. Peck, who during the meetings imparts current information about school and teacher legislation and other aspects of the educational field. The school superintendent has invited all teachers to attend the circle, which is not a creditization program and does not require attendance. The reading program 13 designed to put modern emphn- sis on in-service training for teachers. Last year circle attendance averaged about forty-five. Birth Records Born at St. Mary's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Coleman of 990 Emery St., a son, Wednesday at 12:25 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Carter of 408 W. Adams St., Abingdon, a daughter, Wednesday at 6:17 p.m. Take $191 Golf Clubs Golf clubs, valued at $491, were stolen Tuesday night in a break- in at the Knox Country Club golf shop at Lake Bracken. Sheriff E. O. Isaacson and Deputy Max Jones reported entry was forced through the front door of the shop. No other items were reported missing. Jack Pico, club pro, itemized the loss as one set of irons, §115, set of irons, $95, set of irons, $60, set of lady's woods, $33, seven odd woods, $96, six odd irons, $90, and two golf bags, $22. Ambulance Calls Mrs. Dorothy McGovern from 52 N. Chambers St. to St. Mary's Hospital. Did You Wonder About Mr. Davis and His Want Ad for Feather Beds? 1.000 OLD FEATHER BEDS wanted at once. Write Davis, Box 604, c/n Register-Mall.. There's an Interesting »tory about Mr. Davis and his Feather Beds. First, he was very well pleased with the results received from his Want Ad which he ran in the Register-Mail. When asked what on earth he does with all those feathers he said "I have a truck that holds 2100 lbs. (it lakes a lot of feathers to weigh a ton). When I get it filled, I head for home, Chicago, and sell them to the wholesaler with the highest bid, and then I go out and get more feathers. Feathers aren't all Mr.| Davis picks up in some of the interesting old homes he visits. In the truck seat with him was an old violin, a cello, and a doll buggy 90 years old. "My wife has a fit at all the junk I bring home, but I stand in better wilh the neighborhood. The kids evidently keep watch and as soon as I drive in the word goes around "Davis is home" and they swarm arpund like beos." This is just one of the interesting stories you can find on the Want Ad page. No wonder reader surveys show more people read the Classifieds than any other part of the paper. It's the People's Page — it has a little of everything. When you "want to tell the world abovt something tell it by way of Classified."