Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 25, 1963 · Page 3
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, June 25, 1963
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Mealtime at Cook Residence Becomes Major Undertaking By JOHN ZAKARIAN A visitor at the Jewel Cook home would be wise to take along more than a handful of dog biscuits. Just a few cookies will not keep pace among the 10 Saint Bernards who have established residence with Mr. and Mrs. Cook at 1722 Newcomer Dr. The woolly canines, „ range in weight from a massive 201 pounds to tiny five pounders all with an endless appetite for food and play. Careful research at the Cook home has revealed that the bigger dogs eat as much as 25 pounds every 10 days and, like their sisters in the European Alps, they fancy a sip of brandy every now and then. Only 900 Puppies a Year The Cooks recently joined an exclusive club of 900 American fami* I lies who each year become the proud owners of a Saint Bernard puppy. In their case they own eight, plus the puppies' giant father and mother. Originally the family wanted only one saint, but now that the 10 are here Mr,s. Cook intends to keep them all — if she can have her way. "I love every one of them and I don't think I can let them go," she said. Mrs. Cook spoke while massaging the broad back of Noel Von Windcrest, in the dog's spacious fenced yard. Noel is the 201-pound father of eight saints. Tall, Powerful and Gentle Determined to own a Saint Bernard, Mrs. Cook drove 450 miles to a dog farm in eastern Indiana three years ago. She came' back with a tiny full-blooded puppy which doubled its weight every month the first 10 months. Today Noel is a tall, powerful and imposing dog. It has a huge head with deep short muzzle, large drop ears and a short, strong neck. For all its size it is as gentle as a lamb and loves to play with children, Mrs. Cook reported. Its mere size, however, and a magnificent bark discourage trespassing on the Cook property. In fact, Mrs. Cook believes, Noel must have played an important behind- the-scene role a few months ago when many of the houses on Newcomer Drive were entered. "Our 1 doors were open most of the time but nobody broke in probably because Noel is too much for a burglar to handle," Mrs. Cook theorized. Holly Von Knox Noel's mate, Holly Von Knox, was owned by a Knox College fraternity. The Cooks took care of it during vacations until about a year ago when Holly moved in with Noel permanently, without the fraternity's objection. On May 25, Holly, a 168 pounder, had eight puppies, her first litter. Noel has been in 31 states and has stayed in the best of motels, according to Mrs. Cook. It usually sleeps on one of the family beds and Mrs. Cook personally supervises the saint's hygiene, diet and exercise. Mixed Reaction How do people, including the Cooks' two married children, react on seeing the 10 dogs? "Some look at you with envy, some are dumbfounded, some are tickled and others, think you are just plain nuts," Mrs. Cook replied. Besides liking them for their majestic appearance, Mrs. Cook thinks highly of the Saint Bernard's mental ability. "It thinks and reasons things out. It is very sensitive and anxious to please. Scolding it nearly breaks its heart, but a dog biscuit for good deeds restores its confidence," said Mrs. Cook. River Traffic Sets Record A river traffic record for one month was set during May for tons of cargo passing through the Rock Island District. . Officials said the 1,776,217 tons topped the previous record, set in May 1962, by 271,375 tons. The old figure was 1,504,842 tons. In this area, lock 17 at New Boston handled the most traffic, 1,457,370 tons. Lock 18 at Glad stone handled 1,456,920 tons, lock 16 at Muscatine, Iowa, handled 1,432,250 tons and lock 15 at Rock Island handled 1,401,641 tons. Total figures for the year are almost 600,000 tons ahead of the same period in 1962. ' Last week 320,536 tons of cargo passed through Lock 15, with 211,600 tons upbound and 108,936 tons, headed downstream. Fishermen are having good luck catching good-sized bullheads on the Iowa side of the river just above lock 17 near New Boston. The'river continues to fall as the rainfall is scarce. The flows are only half of the normal amount for this time of year. Tributary streams are worse off, with flows only one-third. Galesburo Register-Moil, Golesburo. III. Tuesday. June 25, 1963 3 Lawmakers Dispute Lee's Estimate of Bribe Taking SAINT BERNARD FILLING STATION — The mobile "filling station" above is Holly Von Knox, mother of eight puppies which clamor for a refill at all hours of day arid night. Holly, a 168-pound Saint Bernard, apparently keeps her puppies well nourished, as they have doubled their weight since birth May 25, when they scaled VA pounds each. Watching solemnly over the behavior of the puppies, is the 201-pound father, Noel Von Windcrest, owned by Mrs. Jewel Cook, 1722 Newcomer Dr. MATERNAL TENDERNESS—Bulky as she is Holly Von Knox, has not so much as bruised her eight puppies born May 25. They are full blooded five-generation pedegreed Saint Bernard. Birth of the eight puppies has created quite a stir at the Cook home, since only about 900 Saint Bernards are born each year in the United States. (Register-Mail photos by Dale Humphrey.) Schools Short of Teachers- (Continued from page 2) mendations on resignations and employment of personnel. Resignations were accepted from Miss Marlene K. Riley, Miss Sandra J. 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Miss Gail Hall was employed as a teacher in the elementary schools. She holds a B.A. degree in elementary education from Arizona State University, and her salary will be $4,800. Miss Gail has had previous teaching experience. Miss Mildred Starwalt was employed as a teacher in the senior high school. She holds a B.S. degree from Southeastern State Teachers College at Cape Girardeau, Mo. She has had previous teaching experi ence, and her salary will be $5,000. Mrs. Lois Terpening was as signed as principal of the Coldbrook School at an additional salary of $275 per year. She is currently a teacher at this school, and replaces Mrs. Iva Shields, who has retired. Atty. Joseph West reported to the board that a group of consultants will study the old high school block of buildings as a possible site for urban renewal purposes. SPRINGFIELD (UPI) — A veteran Chicago legislator, serving his 12th term in the Illinois House of Representatives, has estimated that "possibly one third" of the state's lawmakers are "siiscerjtihlp" to bribes. But a quick check with other legislators indicated that few were ready to agree with the estimate by Republican Noble Lee- dan of the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. "Asinine," snapped Democrat Rop. Clyric Choate of Anna. "Absolutely ridiculous," snorter! House Speaker John Lewis of Marshall. Lee said three times, all early in his career, he was approached with offers of money for his votes on crucial issues. He said he also caused the arrest of a man who was paying legislators $100 bills outside the House chambers in the late 1940s. Lee described the man as "very fat—weighing about 400 pounds." He said the man opposed a bill which he had introduced which I put the administration of schools in Chicago under one superintendent instead of three. Vote-Buyer Released When the man was arrested, he claimed he was only making payments on horse race bets. He was released and he left town, Lee said. Lee said it was difficult for anyone to know what votes were bought. He said those who were susceptible to bribes are identified very early in their carers. If a member is unreceptive to an offer, he probably will not get other offers and he probably will not learn anything about other offers. Eighteen other legislators responded to the survey questionnaire and 17 of them said they had heard rumors of alleged payoffs. But only one other lawmaker, Sen. Robert Hatch, R - Chicago, said he knew of a specific case where a legislator had been of­ fered money in connection with a bill. Rep. William Horsley, R-Springfield, contacted on the House floor by United Press International, said, "I'm not a good one to ask about bribes, i had a lobbyist arrested in 1947 and they've stayed away from me. They don't bother me." Horsley said patronage was the biggest form of bribery in the legislature. He said legislative leaders name heads and members of various commissions, which puts them in a position of power. Jobs More Important "Jobs arc more important than money," he said. Rep. Paul Elward, D-Chicago, said, "Nobody in my four terms has ever offered mc any money, or law business, or anything like that." Elward is an attorney. However, he added, "That doesn't mean it's not happening—but if I had information like that I would report it to the state's attorney. Sure it's going on—in any group of 200 people there would naturally be attempts made at bribery." Choate said, "1 must disagree with my friend, Noble Lec. It's asinine for anyone to impugn the reputations of these senators and representatives. I think It 's com* pletely silly." Choate said he had "never b«s<! offered a bribe." Speaker Lewis called the state* ment "absolutely ridiculous." He said the members of the general assembly were "on the whole as fine a group as you) could find anywhere." "In all walks of life," Lewis said, "you'll find a few who aren't as they should be. You wouldn't have any more bribery in the legislature than you would have among the. same number of grocery clerks." Choate said rumors of bribes sometimes were deliberately started by groups who wanted to kill a bill. Kill Tt with Money "If anyone has a bill he wants to defeat, he just starts a rumor that there is money involved," Choate said. "That's the surest way to defeat a good bill." Charges of bribery have long been common in Illinois politics. In 1937 an article appeared in the old American Mercury magazine in which an unknown legislator implied that only 15 per cent of (Continued on page 19) ICE CREAM SOCIAL AT COSTA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC FIELD Just North of Immacualte Heart of Mary School. Wednesday, June 26, 1963 Serving 5:30-8:30 P.M. 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