Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 29, 1963 · Page 12
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Saturday, June 29, 1963
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- 11 GalesbufQ Reoister-Moi), Golesbuffa, III. -Saturday June 29, 1963 Mayor Kills Request By NAACP Official By WILSON ISREAL MONMOUTH — Robert McWilliams, vice president of the Galesburg branch of the NAACP, confronted Mayor Allan A. Walters Friday afternoon at the city hall with a demand that the mayor issue a proclamation segregation ' protesting segregation in the city and in the employment of Negroes. The mayor refused. : McWilliams, who asked for the meeting, presented the Negroes' plight to the mayor, pointing out the difficulty local Negroes have had in securing employment in the city. He also touched on the recent barbershop controversy and said that the NAACP was not satisfied with the solution offered and would not accept a separate shop for Negroes, He said -hat members of his race were mainly employed out of town but were spending their money here. The mayor and McWilliams engaged in heated discussions several times during the meeting, and finally the mayor asked exactly what the NAACP wanted from him. McWilliams replied that the organization was requesting the mayor to issue a proclamation, calling on all businesses in the city to treat the Negro as any other American citizen. Walters answered that as far as his administration was concerned he had not shown any discrimination against the Negro. In fact, he said, the city has a larger percentage of Negroes working than whites, according to population. Walters stated that he was not following President Kennedy's pro- Happy Hustlers Win Top Honors In Fun Share MONMOUTH - "This is the 4-H Spirit," a patriotic presentation by the Happy Hustlers 4 -H Club won to-) honors at the recent Warren County 4 -H share-the-fun night held at Warren School. Max Corzatt of Berwick has been the! club's leader for the last 10 years and Cecil Shimmin of Roseville, 18 years. Point Pleasant 4-H Club, with a mock "hillbilly" 4-H meeting entitled "Pleasant Hollow Get-Together," was picked as first alternate. Leaders of the group are Mrs. Frank Adkisson, Mrs. George Ault, Mrs. John Baker and Mrs. Marion Rigg. In the master of ceremonies contest Jim Conway of the Happy Hustlers was named as delegate to the state fair and Irvin Lipp of the Spring Grove club as alternate. The share-the-fun act and master of ceremonies delegate will compete at the Illinois State Fair on Aug. 10. List Observances In observance of 4 -H month the Berwick unit of the Warren County Homemakers Extension Association will entertain the Berwick Lassies and their families Tuesday evening at the fire station in Bewick. Jennie Killey Unit will also meet Tuesday when it holds its annual breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in the new shelter house at Monmouth Park. In case of rain the breakfast will be held at the Fairview Center Church. Cameron Unit will hold a picnic Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at Monmouth Park. County 4-11 committee meeting will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Building to round out the week's activities. gram or Governor Kerner's or any other but that he would do his job as he saw fit in the interest of Monmouth. Walters refused to issue a proclamation, slating it was not within his power to advise the merchants of Monmouth in their Wring procedures. Walters advised McWilliams that the proper recourse, if he felt the Negroes' constitutional rights were being violated, would be to file charges in court. He also stated that lack of employment in the city was not necessarily due to prejudice but lack of jobs was the factor. The mayor said in his opinion the NAACP would be in juring chances of the Negroes ac quiring jobs by staging demonstra tions but should try to keep the city trouble-free in order to at tract new industries. In one sharp exchange Walters warned McWilliams against demonstrations m the city and said that the chief of police must be given 24 hours notice before demonstrations could be held. According to McWilliams' statement at yesterday's meeting ..MM. FOR MISSED COPIES PHONK 734-4121 Stftft ••JO demonstration is planned in the city but he gave no indication as to when it would take place, He emphasised that the NAACP was an experienced organization and did not advocate violence and pointed out that when trouble has occurred in other cities it was caused by the police trying to break up the demonstrations. A membership rally will be staged Sunday, however, at 5 p.m. at Buster's Bar-B-Q Place in Monmouth. This was announced yesterday by Larry Hendricks of Galesburg, second vice president of the Galesburg branch. Hendricks today denied an oral statement to a Galesburg Register- Mail reporter yesterday that Monmouth College officials have promised to assist the NAACP in the barbershop dispute. When questioned by newsmen, McWilliams said that to his knowledge no local Negro had attempted to secure a haircut in the city but that the present controversy stemmed from efforts of college students of his race being served in local barbershops. He admitted that this had stirred present NAACP action and that they were striving for greater improvement in the Negro lot in the city not only for personal services but in the employment situation. ht Sentence Put Oft to Serve Another MONMOUTH-Charles Bundy, 23, of Klrkwood was in Warren County Court Friday on a charge of damaging property in the county jail and was sentenced by Judge Scott I. Klukos to six months in the Illinois State Prison Farm at Vandalia. Bundy had been serving a six months' sentence in the county jail on a prior assault charge when the charge of damaging county jail property arose. He had asked for a change of venue on that charge but yesterday changed his mind and pleaded guilty. The first sentence of six months on the assault charge has been stayed by a mittimus, allowing Sheriff Roy Hartley to take Bundy to the farm. When he is released and if there is any more trouble, Bundy will then have to continue serving the six months in the Warren County jail, Judge Klukos said. Norman P. Wade, 31, of Chicago also appeared in court Friday. Information charging him with driving a motor vehicle while un der the influence of liquor had been filed by Richard P. Lamoreaux, Warren County state's attorney against Wade and the case was continued until Monday. Wade was arrested Wednesday night on U.S. 34, after being forced from the road by some motorists who had been watching Wade run other motorists off the road. Tin Goose 9 Completes Cross-Country STACKED HIGH—This stack of hay contains more than 4,000 bales of hay—count 'em—on the Stewart Morris farm in the Berwick area. Weight la estimated at more than 100 tons. The stack measures 50 feet in length and 22 feet wide at base. Height climbs to 35 feet. Two Injured In Car Crash At Berwick MONMOUTH - Connie L. Wilson, 17, and Susan M. Parkins, 16, both of Berwick, are patients in St. Mary's Hospital, Galesburg, as the result of a one-car accident \>k miles east of Berwick Friday night at 8:30. According to a report by Roy E. Hartley, Warren County sheriff, Miss Wilson was traveling west, accompanied by Miss Parkins, when she apparently lost control of the car and ran off the north side of the road. When she pulled back she failed to get the car straightened, swerved across the road and down into a 25-foot ditch with the car landing on its left side. There was major damage to the car. Sheriff Hartley said the Wilson girl was listed in serious condition at the hospital this morning while Miss Parkins, who is also a patient at the hospital, is reported to have only minor injuries. Miss Wilson's condition was such she could not be ques tioned regarding the accident. NFO to Weigh Bargaining ic at Meeting MONMOUTH HOSPITAL Admitted Thursday, Miss Josephine Clark, Miss Leah Shaffer, Monmouth. Admitted Friday, Miss T e r r i Sage, Mrs. Nellie Armstrong, Mon mouth; Darrell Crain, Little York. Dismissed Friday, Miss Leah Shaffer, Mrs. Ida Goranson, Mon mouth; Mrs. Don Kirby and baby, Roseville; Mrs. Ronnie Norman and baby, Biggsville, 'TIN GOOSE' RETURNS-Pictured above are two pilots and the owner of the 34 -year-old Ford Trimotor, "Tin Goose" after their return to the Monmouth Airport today at 10 a. m. They are (1. to r.) Dave Runyon of Bushncll, Jack Marshall of Birmingham, Ala., and owner John Louck of Monmouth. (Galesburg Register- Mail photo by Susan Isreal.) Party Topi MONMOUTH — Meat market bargaining will be discussed at the regular meeting of the Warren County Chapter, National Farmers Organization, Tuesday evening in the Monmouth YMCA Sombrero Room. The meeting was set Tuesday instead of the first Thursday because of the July 4 holiday. Other items on the business agenda include plans for a pot luck dinner July 21. Stewart Morris, chapter chairman, said the NFO National Meat Bargaining Board, plus all other commodity boards, are in full swing. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! CO BABY CONTEST WINNERS AT WATAGA—Shown above are the winners, and their "friends," in the Wataga baby contest held Friday afternoon. They are (I. to r.) winner in the under-six-months category, Gina Kay Frisby, with her mother, Mrs. Don Frisby, 6 months to 1 year, John Gray Jr. and Mrs. John Gray Sr. of Wataga; 1 to 2 year, Melissa Sue Dickerson, daughter of Mrs. Thomas Worden of Galesburg, with Therese Worden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Worden of Galesburg; and 2 to 3 year, Diane Lynn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Johnson of Wataga, with her grandmother Mis. Earl Swanson. THE WIZARDS OF SPACE (15) By Don Oakley and John Lane The first American trip to the moon? It could come as early as 1968. It will take place no later than 1970, if the nation meets the goal set by President Kennedy, But one day only a few short years from now a gigantic 35&-foot Saturn V rocket will lift off its elevated and isolated pad at the Merritt Island complex at Cape Canaveral. Six million pounds of men and metal will «peed into the heavens, pushed by five great engines generating 7.5 million pounds of thrust —-1Q0 tunes more than the rocket which launched America 's first satellite in 1958. It will not be the first flight for the Apollo. Unmanned capsules will he launched in 1964 *a4 1965. &riy versions o£ tbe Saturn will place the entire Apollo system with crew into earth orbit in 1966. Possibly as early as 1967, the first Saturn V will send an Apollo crew around the moon and back. Apollo will consist of three major sections or modules: the command, service and lunar excursion modules (LEM). • The command module, weighing 10,000 pounds, will carry the crew, guidance, communications and life-support systems. • The service module, weighing 50,000 pounds, will carry propulsion sys- tents for mideourse maneuvering and entry into and escape from lunar orbit. • Finally, the lunar landing vehicle, or LEM, which will weigh 25 ,000 pounds, will carry two of the three crew members to too moon's surface. Before heading for the moon, the Apollo will spend about three hours in earth orbit as final checks are made on all its systems. Shortly after leaving earth orbit, the command and service modules will swing around in a nose- to-nose position with the LEM, The first midcourse guidance correction will be made, determined by computer calculations made on board and by ground stations, which will be in constant contact with the spacecraft throughout the mission- While. coasting toward the moon—the trip will take 62 hours from earth orbit to lunar orbit—two of the crew will transfer to the LEM and prepare for the landing. NEXT; The Moon Bug Farewell Held At Gerlaw GERLAW — Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Johnson 1 held a farewell party at their home Sunday for Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Johnson, Judy and Jana of Monmouth, who are moving to Indiana. The group consisted of card club members and their families. A gift was presented the Johnsons. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. I Daryl Johnson and Steve of Ale' do; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Huston, Gary and Janice of Roseville; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Johnson, Mar sha, Becky and Greg of Kirkwood Mr. and Mrs. Keith Erlandson, Steve, Dave, Mary Lou, Jerry, Joe and Jim of Smithshire, and Mr. and Mrs. George G a s k i 11, Gary and Sharon and Mrs. Vernon Mannon, Laura, Kirby, Terry, Ricky, Polly and Patsy, of Monmouth. Gerlaw Briefs Sunday evening guests of the Neil McCrerys were Mr. and Mrs. James Laurence and Linda of Alexis. Neighborhood Club Neighborhood Club gathered at Lake Warren Tuesday for a breakfast. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Winbiglei and Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Winbigler ate dinner Sunday with their club at the Holiday Inn at Galesburg. Mr. and Mrs. Harold King and Mary Ruth of Gilson and Mrs. Margaret Medhurst called on Mr. and Mrs. Vivian Larson Sunday. Recent dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Neil McCrery, Doug and Dennis were Mr. and Mrs. David McCrery, Davy, Mark and Robert of Cambridge. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Ryner and John and Miss Grace Quick, Miss Linda VonRiper, and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Winbigler and family had a H. B. Stem Will Is Probated MONMOUTH — The estate of Howard B, Stem of Roseville, who died June 17 at Monmouth, leaving no will, was admitted for probate in Warren County Court Friday. According to the petition he left real estate and personal property of unknown value. A sister, niece and nephew were listed as heirs and Judge, Scott I. Klukos appointed the sister, Mrs. Gertrude Kidder Pratt of Roseville, as ad ministrator. Texan Arrested MONMOUTH — H. P. Orr, 32, of Dallas, Tex., was arrested by Mon mouth police at 2:10 this morning for making unnecessary noise, squealing tires. He is scheduled for a hearing in police magistrate court Monday. MONMOUTH-•••Tin .Goose," Monmouth's 34* year-old Ford Trimotor, returned triumphantly to Monmouth Airport this morning after a trans-continental flight. This was to recreate TWA's 1930 inauguration of the first United States transcontinental passenger service. The flight was closely followed by news media. The "Goose" is owned by John Loucks of Monmouth. Loucks and his two pilots, Jack Marshall of Birmingham, Ala., and Dave Runyon of Bushnell, made the trip in 54 hours, including 12 stopovers. The first trip took only 36 hours, however. Gain Salute Flying from Los Angeles to Newark, N.J., the flight was highlighted by a royal reception at Amarillo, Tex., and crowned by taking part in the 25th anniversary celebration of the Civil Aeronautics, Association, at Idlewild Airport, New York City. Several people were on the plane for parts of the trip. However, on the entire trip was the original stewardess on TWA's first trip, Thelma Jean Harman of Kansas City. Others on the trip were Ann Chamberlain of the "Saturday Evening Post," Jim Bishop for "Newsweek," Steve Kidd of "Plying Magazine/' Eric Bramley of "Aviation'Week" and Bob Serling of the Associated Press. Only trouble experienced on the trip was in Arizona, where they landed at Parker after the left engine quit. But repair time was relatively short and they were soon on their way again. At Amarillo, they were wel- corned by the mayor,' City Council and Chamber of Commerce. Marshall said they were given a real "red carpet" treatment, as a red carpet was laid from the plane to the airport. The "goose" landed at 10 a.m. after a flight from O'Hare Field International Airport at Chicago. Marriage Licenses MONMOUTH — Two marriage licenses were issued Friday to Henry Rogers Jr. of Industry and Charlotte Leone Pence, of Kirkwood, and James Shaver of Roseville and Caroline Hoy of Kirkwood. i Czechs Sentenced VIENNA (UPD-Four Czechs were sentenced Friday to terms ranging from 12 to 20 months for fighting with African and Middle Eastern students in Prague last May, the Communist Czech Radio announced. picnic at Lake Warren recently Gerlaw Church Notes The Gerlaw Christian Church will have worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the church basement. The regular time will be re sumed July 7 and guest speaker will be state director of financia" promotion, Robert M. Hall. He will speak on "The Relationship of the Local Church to the Tota" Brotherhood Week." Exhibitor From Kirkwood Wins In Valley Show KIRKWOOD—Garry Rankin of Kirkwood had the grand champion of the junior show Tuesday at the Mississippi Valley District Black and White Holstein Show at Camp Point. Rankin's HKH Army Insignia also took first place two-year-old in the open show. Rankin and his sister Sharry had ten first-place entries. Dan Bielser of Gladstone also exhibited in the junior show. Tom Harlan of Seaton had first place bull calf and first junior yearling, Bielser had the fourth place senior calf. Miss Rankin also won the fclrls trophy in the fitting and showmanship class and Harlan the first. The two Rankins are the children if Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rankin, Harlan the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harlan and Bielser the son of Will Bielser. Mosquitoes Wreak Havoc In Southern Illinois; Harass Farmers, Cows STONEFORT, 111. (UPI)| —Farmers living northwest i I of here looked forward to state help in what has been a losing battle against some king-size mosquitoes. "Some people would like to sell their property but can't because of the mosquitoes," said Ralph Beasley, who owns a modern home, farms 80 acres of land and is principal of a grade school. Beasley said his cattle are sometimes stampeded by the buzzing insects which are out for the blood of everything that moves. The area in the southeast corner of Williamson County is pockmarked with strip mine spoil banks and ponds which the farmers say are ideal breeding places for the Aedes Sollicitan, more commonly known as salt water mosquitoes. "We didn't have mosquitoes until the coal companies came in," said Charlie Curtner. "Nothing hai made me want to leave this country more than this. The (mosquitoes) are thicker than flies used to be when flies were bad. There's nothing we can do but fight and kill them." A bill appropriating $10,000 for control of mosquitoes in the Stonefort area passed th© Illinois Hoiise \ of Representatives this week. Rep. C.L. McCormick, R-Vienna who introduced the measure after reading a United Press International dispatch about the Stonefort mosquitoes, said they are much larger than the ordinary mosquito. "A lot of people think this is funny," McCormick said, "but these mosquitoes have cut milk production by harassing dairy cows and farmers have to wear masks to work in the fields." Williamson County, usually the top coal producing county in the state in monthly reports, has three per cent of its acreage strip- nuned, runnerup only to Perry County in the state. 'Only Token Measures' Beasley, who has told county commissioners that strip mining and mosquitoes have devalued his land, said he feels that coal companies' efforts in planting trees on the spoil banks are "only token measures to satisfy the government." A Marion realtor said it is becoming increasingly difficult to sell land in the eastern part of the county because of strip mining. Marion Poggas, health educator for the Franj^-WiMiamsoa B> County Health Department, said residents of West Frankfort and Zeigler in Franklin County also have their mosquito problems. The towns are seven miles apart. Poggas, who lives in Zeigler, said surveys by the state recommend draining the swampy areas where mosquitoes breed or to spray the areas with a mixture of kerosene and insecticide. Money has been the main obstacle to both plans of attack. Children Can't Play "You couldn't oven think about having an outdoor barbecue," said Poggas. "You can't even let the children out to play." At West Frankfort, a wind from any direction will Wow the mosquitoes in from abandoned coal mine "sink" areas. The town has a mosquito abatement district but'ta* revenue for fighting mosquitoes amounts to only about $2,000 a year. One man is employed to do tha job"It's one man against millions of mosquitoes, and you can guess who is winning," said one feci- dent. 1 "There has been a lot of talk about how to fight the mosquitoes, but in the main it has been mostly a case of sit and swat, M the r «P- dent said.

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