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Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, June 26, 1963
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2 GajfsburgRefli$ter-Moil, Galesburg, 111. Wednesday, June 26, 1963 Minimum Pay for Police, Firemen Wins 2nd Round State Lists New Highway Projects Highway construction and related projects valued at $29 mil- ion were listed today by the State Department of Public Works and Buildings for bids to SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) — For the second lime in his administration, Gov. Kerner apparently will face a decision on whether to grant higher minimum salaries to policemen and firemen. The Illinois Senate Tuesday virtually placed the hot be received July 12. issue in his lap by passing two bills to hike the mini- Approximately $li million of mums by $150 a month, the amount goes for interstate over the protests of mayors highway construction. Projects l ^tf XT f\(( l/>l <llc that the mone y is not avail- listed include three in the Gales- ViIX y v/JLllddlo able to pay them. burg area, near Kickapoo, Toulon v Only one more step is required and Stronghurst. —and it is expected to be routine The state is accepting bids for —for the bills to clear the legisla- 1.48 miles of concrete pavement lure and go to Kerner. on U.S. 150 from approximately The House, which already has ^ miles southeast of Kickapoo approved the bills, has to finish 1° Peoria; 9.54 miles of rcsurfac- action by accepting a Senate ing on Illinois 91 and 80 from 5tt amendment setting $400 a month miles west of Princcvillo to 3 Officials Cite Revenues In Wage Issue By JOHN ZAKARIAN Pro and con arguments were resumed in Galesburg today after the Senate reversed its stand on higher minimum wages for police and firemen Tuesday night. Mayor Cabecn declared last Friday that many city officials were relieved when the proposed bills affecting downstate Illinois communities failed to pass hi the Senate. However, its sponsors postponed final roll call and kept it alive until they re-introduced it for a vote Tuesday when it passed. The two bills now go back to the House for concurrence on minor amendments. Sen. Hudson Sours (R-Peoria) reversed his vote Tuesday, giving sponsors the vote they needed for the bills' passage. Sen. Richard Larson (R-Galesbui'g) reiterated his opposition to the bill by voting against it. Sours had previously told the Senate that the measure establishes a "very dangerous precedent" — but apparently changed Ins mind yesterday. Hiked to $475 If signed into law by Gov. Kerner, the measure would create unprecedented financial woes, according to city officials. All minimum firemen and police wages in Galesburg will be raised to $475 per month. Tins is more than the city could afford to pay from its present revenues, officials asserted. Cabeen described the bills as 'unwise legislation winch docs not consider different problems of i each community while pobec and firemen union officials were jubilant over its passage. Union representatives criticized Larson's vote against Hie bills, claiming that the senator had previously spoken in favor of higher mini mum wages. City and union officials disagree as to how much more expenses would result if the bills are signed into law. City Manager Thomas Herring had predicted that the increase could amount to $220,692, if the same boost is applied to all employes, according to the old salary schedule. It is reasonable to assume that other city employ­ es would demand higher minimums, too, he said. Argue Otherwise Most patrolmen would have a $463 per month minimum salary by next fiscal year, Eugene B. Kennedy, president of Police Local 61, explained. The state bills would require that their minimums be raised to $475 per month —a $12 per month increase, he Bind. The bilk only require the raising of minimum salaries for em- as the wage floor in cities of 5,000- miles west of Toulon; and 5.84 15,000 population. miles of resurfacing and pave- Thc other population brackets ment P^hing on 9.79 miles of and proposed new rmnimums arc: cities of 15,000-25,000 residents, $450; 25,000-75,000 population, $475 and 75,000 and up, $500. Chicago is not included in the bills. Protested in Cities Some city officials say the added cost of the higher minimums | Illinois 94 from one mile north of Stronghurst, southerly and westerly in Henderson County. Major projects on the interstate highway program scheduled for bids include about five miles of paving on interstate 57 from the Shelby-Cumberland County line to about one-half mile northwest of Neoga. Interstate 57 is the .J • • . KJL llUUUa. XUL^L OICILU Ul JO Lilt would mean layoffs of police and lo t of routes in I1Ilnoig with a firemen or a cutback m their proposed ext ension of 354 miles or fringe benefits. Backers of the bills, however, argued that cities could scrape up the needed revenue by putting on wheel taxes, utility taxes and using traffic violation and traffic meter income. They also contended the legislature has voted salary boosts for judges, county officials and others and should not deny raises to firemen and policemen. from Chicago to Cairo. ICC Hearing On 2 Trains Ending Today Kerner Vetoes Bill Blocking Pay Increases SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)-Gov. Otto Kerner has vetoed a bill which would have cut off all salary increases lo police magistrates and city, village and municipal judges. Kerner said Tuesday the law would have been unconstitutional. The governor noted the legislation was not passed by the General Assembly until June 13. Terms of municipal judges began June 3, he said, and terms of police magistrates began after their election in April. The bill, Kerner said, would constitute an attempt to diminish the salary of a municipal official during his term of office." To Assume Cost Under the new judicial article, the state will assume the cost of all judicial salaries after Jan. 1. The bill was an attempt to avoid enactment of higher salaries at the local level before Jan. 1. Kerner signed into law bills renewing the present 3Vfe per cent state sales, use and service occupation taxes another two years. Increase Schools in State Aid for Clears Assembly SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) provide some unexpected money, valuation, and from 67 cents to — Without supplying any he said, money for it, the Repub- Davis reported the state's sha.l: Iican-'controlled Illinois of 'the total cost of grade and Senate has sent to Gov. h, g h scnon > education has slipped Kerner a bill increasing from 28 P*f cent in 1959 to 20 state aid to schools by $32 [ er , cen f t his y ear - P lacin g a million over the amount hecav,er '°f d on WW** ° wners ; qet in hi* budget Sen ' Edward Eberspacher of By a 410 vofe the bill won Shelbyville Democratic whip approval Tuesday over Democrat- ^ed Republicans vvth in- ic objections that it would knock ^T.^L^i* k!* a hole in the governor's two-year budget. Republicans said the state probably could come up with the money to finance the plan for hiking the guaranteed state level of support to grade and high schools | from the current $252 per pupil to $297. At the same time, the GOP- dominatcd Senate Appropriations Committee shelved a House bill to tap gas tax funds, ordinarily reserved for highways, for $32 million to pay the higher school aitj. Davis Sees Hope it" by voting for the bill and attempting to embarrass Kerner. Eberspacher also questioned that $32 million would be enough to meet the $297 pupil figure, contending it. would eventually require $48 million. The approved bill carries a requirement for higher local tax rates to obtain state aid. It raises the qualifying levy from 54 cents to 65 cents per $100 of assessed Kerner also signed a bill ex-1 **: ^ *J avis ' R -Blooming„A-,^ T .,1 on i«u n,* I ton, insisted there was a "good tending until June 30, 1964 the deadline for the state to renav $17 P ossibilit y that ^equate funds ^bS ^ss gS y £ r 11 '^fc.** governor funds during the financial pinch ^ ™ in 1961. The time for repayment . » a ™ ^ed another bill is pend- originally was set for June 30 this in § , to . tra " sfe ' a " £ 8 ™"| 0 " 6 ' surplus in the World War II Sol- School Unit Eyes State Fund Help year. The Weather Key to Pag* 1 Waalhar Strip* Brown—Storm Yallow—Fall Bad—Warm Blu*—Cold Fate of a proposal to increase _ _, , , . . iL state aid for grade and high dier Bonus Fund and put in the schools in II]inois nQW . * general fund, which is the source hands of the gQvm followjng of the state's operating cash. In addition, sales and use tax collections are running higher than original estimates and could CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois Commerce Commission's hearing When the" police 'bill was called | on the Burlington Railroad's re- for passage a week ago, it dropped three votes shy of the 30 required for approval. On the roll call Tuesday, it received 31. The four legislators who swung the decision were Sens. Donald O'Brien, D-Chicago; Egbert Groen, R-Pekin; Hudson Sours, R-Peoria; and Arthur Swanson, R-Chicago. The firemen's bill obtained only the bare majority of 30 votes. Sours did not vote for it. Kemer has not revealed his stand on the measures. Two years ago, he voted against similar minimums, but he warned then that cities should pay adequate salaries to police and firemen or face legislation acHon making raises mandatory. (Continued on page 39) Shrine Club to Meet Thursday Outstanding committee reports are on the business agenda for the Galesburg El Bon Shrine Club at its dinner meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at Barrows Drive-In restaurant, 1850 N. Henderson St. Reports scheduled are on the Shelter of the Woods, Horse Patrol and Go and Grow programs, J. E. Tribbey, president, announced. The Burlington Railroad has proposed to operate a special train to Chicago July 9 for Shriners to attend the Imperial Council convention parade. Galesburg departure time is proposed at 5:15 a.m., departing Chicago at 6:15 p.m. The railroad requested 200 passengers to operate the special train. DR. I. ERNSTEIN OPTOMETRIST CONTACT LENSES EYES EXAMINED LIVING SOUND HEARING AIDS GALESBURG OPTICAL CO. 943-6317 or 342-3017 338 E. Mais Houxai 8 AM. to b P.M. Frid»y#: 9 AM. to 8:30 P.M. W*d&e»<Uy'# TU Noon. Area Youths Win City Posts At Boys State Eight youths from this area attending the American Legion Boys State at Springfield were elected to various city posts Tuesday. Joe Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Anderson, 1606 N. Kellogg St., was named a city clerk and city party chairman, and Don Owen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Owen of Maquon, was named a city clerk. Elected as justices of the peace were Roger Epperson, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Epperson, 942 Jefferson St., and Robert G. Scott Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Scott, 831 Farnham St. Four of the youths hold alderman posts. They arc Judson Gene Briggs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Briggs of Maquon, Craig Sanford, son of Max E. Sanford of DcLong, John Roscne, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ro­ scne of Knoxville and Allen Hosier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Hosier, 897 Day St. List Probation Judge Daniel J. Roberts this morning in Knox County Court placed Theodore Park, 37, of 182 W. Main St., on probation to Sheriff Max E. Jones for three years on a non-support charge involving his wife and six children. Park was ordered to turn over his entire earnings to his wife and was told by the judge not to spend any of his time in taverns. Birth Record Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Earl A. Freidrick, Galesburg Route 1, a boy Tuesday at 12:31 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Marlyn L. Hanson, Abingdon, a girl Tuesday at 6:07 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin J. Schwarz, 23 Chestnut St., a girl Tuesday at 7:20 p. m. Born at St. Mary's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Plunkett, 545 N. Prairie St., a boy Tuesday at 11:30 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Harris, 1023 S. B St., Monmouth, a boy today at 3:55 a. m. quest to drop two Chicago-Bur lington trains approached an end today The line wants to discontinue passenger trains No. 2 and No 15—a move that has drawn pro tests from Galesburg and towns between there and Chicago Mrs. A. J. Foot, a retired schoo! teacher from Earlville, testified today that, if the two trains were removed, a trip to Chicago and back would take 18 hours. She said she would have to leave her home at 6:30 a.m. and return to it at 12:50 a.m. Drives Eight Miles Mayor Edward F. Peterson of Neponsct testified about what could be done with a combination of car and train. On lus trips to Chicago, he said, he drives eight miles to Kewanee, parks for noth ing near the Burlington station and boards the train there, Examiner Robert H. Heinccamp said he hoped to finish the bearing today. Summoned as one of the final witnesses was L. J. Meyer, an accountant for the Burlington who faced cross-examination on earlier testimony about the financial aspects of the case. The railroad filed the original petition Aug. 15, 1961. Hearings have been held from time to time. Richmonds Reunite At Aledo The 30th Richmond reunion was held Tuesday at Fenton Park in Aledo, with relatives present from Phoenix, Ariz., Galesburg, Peoria, Rock Island, and Dunlap, as well as Aledo. Mrs. C. J. Welch presided over the 40 persons present. Mrs. A. F, Bickerstaff of Phoenix won a prize for coming the longest distance, her daughter for being the youngest present and Mrs. Alice Campbell of Dunlap for being the oldest present. Next reunion will be held in Peoria, at Glen Oak Park. Kiwanians Meet At Green Oaks College Farm Operation of Knox "College's Green Oaks farm was explained to Kiwanians Tuesday evening by enrollment would approval by the General Assembly. The plan to increase aid from $252 to $297 would mean an additional $100,000 in revenue to School District 205, officials say. A plan to transfer $32 million from the motor fuel tax fund to supplement the increased state aid formula was shelved by the Senate appropriations committee. The $100,000 figure which is based on the district's present NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Mostly fair and warm tonight and Thurs day but scattered brief thunder showers. Low tonight 74-70. High Thursday low and mid 90s. IOWA: Partly cloudy this after noon, tonight and Thursday. Con siderable shower and thunderstorm activity mostly in the south this afternoon and tonight. Locally heavy rains likely. Cooler this afternoon most of the state. Low tonight 65-70. High Thursday in the 80s. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Chance of a thundershower tonight. Continued warm. Low around 70 acre college Thursday mostly sunny and warm j nr ;„ but chance of an afternoon thun- loiia. dershower. High around 90. South westerly winds 10-13 m.p.h. Thurs day, lighter tonight. Friday outlook, continued warm. Chance of showers. GALESBURG AND VICINITY Mostly fair and warm tonight and n ,. a f nm , t n ;„_i, „ c Thursday but scattered brief thun- ol atOry to include space for M- dershowers. Low tonight upper 60s. dividual solitude and auiet re- High Thursday low or middle 90s. , . . . ". . , ^ , el r f _ treat in addition to formal study NORTHERNVUNOIS^ Temper!- of natural environment, Shepherd P osal to increase the educational tures will average about 5 degrees Said. tax rate from $1.25 to $1.60 per ™™ ea i no h™h^ Members and guests were $100 assessed valuation, school - . . . _ ,.__u.-.._ , officials were forced to exercise of economy. More Dr. Paul Shepherd, a Knox biologist. The club met at the 400- retreat near Vic- Given by Alvah Allan Green, the area is being developed for research and education. The college is developing an outdoor lab- ease, but not completely solve the financial problem of District 205, administrators say. If the formula is given approval by the governor, state aid to the district would be increased from $810,000 to more than $900,000, David Read assistant superintendent in charge of finance, said. Following a defeat of a pro- were low 60-65. Only minor temperature served a barbecue dinner by the ffl^iSMW 'TOlS club ' s J adies ' committee. Pro- f Program ot economy, scattered thundershowers about gram chairman was Dr. Robert tlian $200,000 was lopped oil ot Thursday and again Saturday and . . - - Sunday. Kirkpatrick. CAP Squadron LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 88; morning's | low, 68. Sky partly cloudy, wind out of the woTt- southwest. (Tuesday's maximum, 92; midnight, 74.) -* J 1 Sun rose today at 5:32 a. m., sets [SSUf>S A.WCirO,S nt 8:33 p. m. Humidity, 53%. x^OM^J /x wyl *' RIVER STAGES Dubuque—8.8 fall 0.5. Davenport—6.1 no change. Burlington—8.3 no change. Keokuk—1.2 rise 0.1. Grafton—14.9 fall 0.3. St. Louis—5.8 fall 0.4 LaSalle—10.9 fall 0.6 Peoria—11.5 no change. Havana—6.1 fall 0.1. Benrdstown—9.5 fall 0.1. next year's budget, and a balanced budget for 1963-64 was achieved. 81 cents for grade-high schoo unit districts. The state makes up the differ encc between the amount produced by local qualifying rates and the guaranteed level of pupil sup port. Hike College Aid Without any money in sight, the Senate also advanced to Kerner a $2.5 million increase in state aio to public junior colleges dur ing the 1963-65 fiscal period. The bill raises from $7.60 to $10 the pupil allocation for each sem ester hour in a course completed In other action, the Senate voted to impose a statewide curfew on persons under 18. Sent to Kerner for his signa turc, the bill would prohibit teen agers from being out between midnight and 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and between 11 p.m and 6 a.m. other days, unless accompanied by an adult. Young sters going to and from work would be excused. The Senate completed legislative approval of bills changing the name of Illinois State Normal University to Illinois State Uni versity in Normal. A squabble over salaries for judges under the new judicial article was settled by the House and Senate. Worked out by a joint conference committee, the agreement calls for Supreme Court salaries to stay at $30,000 a year. Appel late judges will be paid $25,000 a year with an additional $4,500 for those serving in Cook County. The House yielded on its demand that Supreme Court justices get $35,000 and a $7,500 supplement be paid to appellate judges in Cook County. Circuit judges will draw $20,000 a year, with Cook County paying an extra $9,000. The Senate balked at passing a bill authorizing Northern Illinois University, with consent of the State Board of Higher Education, to establish a vocational training branch in the northern area. . Gaining Senate approval was a bill reducing from three to two years the length of courses required for professional nurses schools. The change would allow junior colleges to offer nurses training programs. The Senate agreed to ease the ban on liquor in state parks. Passed and sent to the governor was a bill permitting sale of liquor with food service between noon and 10 p.m. House Seeks Annual Meet For Assembly SPRINGFIELD, III. (AP)-The Illinois House has passed a constitutional amendment which would provide'annual sessions for the General Assembly. House members passed it by the thumping vote of 135-9 Tuesday night and sent it to the Senate for further action. If the Senate passes it by at least a two-thirds vote, it will be put to the voters in 1964. The legislature now meets for only six months—January through May—in odd-numbered years. Under the proposal, sponsored by Rep. Paul Elward of Chicago, it would meet during May and June in even-numbered years to weigh only matters of revenue. Raise Hinges on Bill t "No one in this House runs his own home or business two years in advance. Almost every major industrial state except Illinois has annual sessions," said Elward. A salary raise for legislators voted by the House last week also hinges on Tuesday's bill. If passed by the Senate, the pay raises from $6,000 to $9,000 a year would become effective only with the institution of regular annual sessions. In other action, the House passed and forwarded two other constitutional amendments to the Senate. One would permit county sheriffs and treasurers to seek re-election; the other would provide emergency powers to the legislature in the event of enemy attack. Jets Meet Set Gary W. Coleman of Galesburg, Wayne M. Harding of Brimfield, John E. Bourgion of Elmwood and Robert E. Field of Joy have been selected to attend the July 28 through Aug. 10 session of the Junior Engineering Technical Society (Jets) at Bradley University in Peoria. Students will learn what a career in engineering means and training for it involves. Is Hospitalized After Accident Members of the Galesburg Squadron of Civil Air Patrol received awards at its annual open | house Tuesday evening. Senior squadron members who earned awards were 1st Lts. Milton McGilvary and Leo Gillett, Capt. lone Hammon, and 2nd Lts. Don Kinyon, Don Light, Walter Likes and Bert Johnson. Cadets honored were 1st Lt. Floyd Washburn, and Sgts. Rob-| The condition of Earl Roy, 44, ert Gattermeir and Melvin Hat- of Victoria, was listed as fair to- ^ e W. day at Cottage Hospital, where he was taken following a one-car ae cident Tuesday about 7 p.m. Roy apparently lost control of his car as he was driving on a gravel road three miles south of Oneida and the car went over an . „ , , ., e ~ , , „ • , , „„ . .... , Ann Burke, both of Galesburg, embankment. The investigation of „ ,, „' T „ _ , AU „„„ „ .,. ., . . , . _ b .. , Donald R. Larson ot Altona a this accident is being continued, it was stated by Trooper Mac Miler. DOWN GOES THE BUILDING! Marriage License John R. Morris of Aurora and I Miss Sally T. Terry of Knoxville. Jerry D. Johnson and Miss Ruth and | Sargeant of Wa- Also at Cottage, the condition of Ronnie Nash, 16, of Pekin, was isted as satisfactory. The youth was reported to have been working , , „ with his father in the vicinity of Constance M. Zinger, both of Dav Victoria when a tree limb fell on en P ort - Miss Joyce A taga. Charles A. Loomis of Lacon and Miss Susan R. Woolsey of Maquon. Robert B. Stewart and Miss him. Stock Exchange to Hold Galesburg Film Premiere All movie premieres aren't held in New York or Los Angeles and Thursday a Hollywood type premiere will be held in Galesburg. What's more, the people of this city are the stars of "The 17 Mil- ( luli;il _ ) auu imo lion," a film produced for the New York Stock Exchange. Following Stephens of'Galesburg. •-> i<nnrvi \(iAti iU_ r\ 1 T iL 1 _ ' " ° Robert R. Gilmour of Aledo and Miss Jean R. Swanson of Galesburg. Larry G. Allen of Abingdon and Miss Frances D. Larkins of Galesburg. Harvey L. Jackson of Rock Island and Miss Elvira M. Cowan of Galesburg. Goebel M. Stephens of Garden City, Mich., and Mrs. Ellen D. a reception at the Custer Inn, the film will be shown to members of the press at 7:15 p.m. at the Orpheum Theater. Starting at 8 p.m. it will be shown to the public at half-hour intervals. Admission is free and the theater's regular program has been cancelled for the event. WHBF-TV, Rock Island, will use the film and pictures of the premiere on a special program Friday. Public Service The 11-minute film, produced by Pendulum Productions, New York, will be distributed for use by television stations as a public service presentation. Stock Exchange officials decided to use Galesburg as a location following a statistical study of the nation's shareowners which revealed an increase of 10 million stockhold ers during the past decade. The Exchange chose Galesburg as the backdrop for a film story of this growth. Camer crews visited shops and business establishments in down- Donn R. Wallace of Lyons and Miss Mary Kristina Dahlberg of Galesburg. Manzelle E. Lawler and Mrs. Frances W. Dack, both of Galesburg. Ray A. Thomas of Galesburg and Mrs. Jessie L. Humphrey of Abingdon. Wayne E. Madvig and Miss town Galesburg last year and Sandra K Norrjs> both of Ga i es . photographed women to depict their rise in shareowner ranks. Cecil c James o{ Mount Mor . Cameramen a so visited amuse- rig and Miss Marilyn K . Davis of ment parks beaches to depict Galesburg . rfwrPnwnp^Vnn MnM— | Gabbert Galegb WHY? To provide a Fidelity Federal customer parking lot. Another service available for all members of Fidelity Federal's family when they transact their business with Galesburg's friendliest headquarters for savings and home loan needs. You may become a member of Fidelity Federal's family by opening an insured savings account today. The money invested is insured up to $10,000 by Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation. Remember, your savings at Fidelity Federal earn a liberal dividend compounded semi-annually. When buying or building a home, be sure to talk with Fidelity Federal's Home Loan Specialist about your financial needs. You will find the dream of home ownership coming true much faster at Fidelity Federal because the home loan will be suited to your income. If you are not a member of Fidelity Federal's happy family, you are missing e real personal satisfaction. shareownership among children. Farms, factories, investment clubs and City Council meetings were also covered. The film has already been shown to a few private clubs in Galesburg. and Miss Donna K. Abingdon. Schisler of REAP THE WANT ADS I savings and loan association of galesburg MAIN AND CHERRY STREETS

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