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9. ffilsbura Realster*Moit. Golesburg, Monday, July 1, 1963 Nation Set to hlebrate 186th Anniversary Year / By JOHN ZAKARIAN ,# America's 186th birthday will be celebrated in fjfalesburg Thursday with plenty of fireworks, bell ring- Zing and picnicking. Thousands are expected to flock outdoors to the city's P &fks and private country clubs making this one of the ! busiest Fourth of Julys for Offices to Close Over Holiday All city, stale and federal offices in Galesburg will be closed July 4, as will be all banks and many businesses. Post office windows will be closed July 4, and no mail will be handled, except for special deliveries. The building itself will be open to leave mail, however. The Weather Key lo Pago 1 Weather Stripe Brown—Slorm yellow—Fall Red—Warm Blue—Cold NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Partly cloudy with widely scattered thundershowers tonight and Tuesday. Turning cooler extreme northwest tonight and most of area Tuesday. Low tonight 67-73. High Tuesday in the 80s north, 87-95 south. IOWA: Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday. Chance of widely scattered thunderstorms west and north tonight and east portion Tuesday. Cooler or turning cooler extreme north tonight and west and north portions Tuesday. Low tonight near 60 extreme northwest to lower 70s southeast. High Tuesday 80s northwest to near 90 extreme southeast. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Partly cloudy and warm tonight. Chance of thundershowers. Low in lower 70s. Tuesday chance of showers and turning cooler. High in the 80s. Southwesterly winds 10-18 m.p.h. tonight becoming northwesterly 8-15 m p.h. Tuesday. Wednesday outlook, fair and mild. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Partly cloudy with widely scattered thundershowers tonight and Tuesday. Low tonight in the low 70s. Turning a little cooler Tuesday. Highs in the lower or mid 90s. Illinois 5-Day Extended Forecast NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Temperatures will average about four degrees above the normal highs of 82 and 88 and normal lows of 61-65. Turning cooler about Tuesday or Wednesday with little change in temperatures until it warms up about Friday or Saturday. Precipitation will total around one- tenth of an inch in widely scattered thunderstorms tonight or Tuesday and in showers again about Friday or Saturday. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 92; morning's low, 72. Sky partly cloudy, wind out of the southwest. (Sunday's maximum. 95; minimum, 7.'J; Saturday's maximum, 95; minimum, 67.) Sun rose today at 5:34 a. m., sets at 8:33 p. m. Humidity. 50%. RIVER STAGES Dubuque—8.2 fall 0.1 Davenport—4.9 fall 0.2. Burlington—7.9 rise 0.1. Keokuk—2.8 fall 0.6. Grafton—15.2 rise 0.3. St. Louis—6.7 fall 2.0. LaSalle—19.7 rise 0.7. Set ROVA Concert ONEIDA-ROVA Senior High School band will present its first summer and concert Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the high school. Mrs. DeWayne Holmes will be in charge of an accompanying ice cream social. Miss Val Berry, band director, announced that the band will perform in Rio, Altona, and Victoria in the next few weeks. Commercial & Domestic Fire Insurance Ask About Our Home Owners Policy Plan. Huff Insurance Phone 342-3414 220 Hill Arcade local safely officials. Organ izers of various outdoor activities throughout Western Illinois were relieved today when (he weather bureau predicted cooler temperatures with little prospects of rain for Thursday The day's activities will be spotlighted at Lake Storey, where Galesburg Jaycees again will sponsor a fireworks display. Fireworks also will be launched from pads at Soangetaha and Knox County country clubs and Wataga Firemen's Park. One of the longer July 4ths will be celebrated at Oquawka, where the volunteer fire department has made plans for four days of activities, including a fish fry, a talent contest, a carnival and fireworks. Stock Car Racing Galesburg's Jaycees will sponsor two main events on the day. Stock car racing, under the supervision of the Midstates Automobile Association, will be held at the fairgrounds in Knoxville. Time trials are slated for 1 p.m. Also at 1 p.m. bells in Galesburg and across the nation will ring for four minutes to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 at Philadelphia, Pa. Mrs. George Stephenson, president ot Junior Woman's Club, reported that churches, Knox College and the two radio stations have agreed to participate in ringing bells. The woman's group is sponsoring the event. Radio stations will play a tape recorded chimes and an announcer will read excerpts from the Declaration of Independence. A busy group Thursday will be the American Legion band which so far has three concerts planned. The band will perform at State Research Hospital at 9 a.m. at Soangetaha Country Club at 6:30 p.m. and at Lake Storey Park at 2 p.m. Archery Demonstration In addition to sending its band, the American Legion will send a few members to supervise over a flag lowering ceremony at the south and north beaches. This will be held in the evening. David Gustafson, co-chairman of this year's Jaycees July 4 activities committee, reported that the Galesburg Archery Club has agreed to give a demonstration west of the beach about 3 p.m. Gustafson predicted a larger turnout at the lake than last year when 30,000 people, many of them from out-of-town, showed up for the fireworks ceremony. It is expected to start shortly after sundown, and more fireworks have been purchased than ever before, Gustafson reported. Persons buying 50-cent admission tickets at the lake are requested to keep the stub until winners of door prizes have been announced. Various local industrial concerns have donated the prizes which include an air-conditioner, a outboard motor with remote gas tank and stand, lawn sets and picnic table with benches. With the advent of July 4 celebrations, comes the grim prediction from the National Safety Council which estimated 550 to 650 traffic deaths during the 4- day weekend. The holiday weekend begins at 6 p.m. July 3 and ends at midnight July 7. State Safety Director Joseph E. Ragen (Continued on page 36) BLOODMOBILE WILL VISIT RIO + THE RED CROSS WHEN—JULY 3 WHERE— Rio Presbyterian Church TIME— 11 to 6 P.M. IS COMING THANKS: To the Presbyterian Church for the use of its basement for the Bloodmobile visit. Also to Mrs. Claude Frankeberger, chairman of the visit and to Don Fritz and Richard Shephard, co-chairman of donor recruitment. Knox Courty Regional Blood Center Campaign for Cancer Fund Exceeds Goal Total of $13,549 has been raised by the Knox County Chapter of the American Cancer Society as it nears the conclusion of its 1963 crusade. This is nearly $2,000 more than the goal of $11,589. Townships, captains, and the amount raised in each were listed as follows: Cedar, Mrs. Eugene Josefson, $131.50; Cedar, city of Abingdon, Mrs. Dewey Gordon, 766.66; Chestnut, Mrs. Calvin Cook, 139.74; Copley, Mrs. Lucille McDowell, 105.25; Elba, Mrs. Russell Davis, 29; Galesburg, Mrs. Henry V. Inness, 166.75; Haw Creek, Mrs. H. It. Hatch, 160.35; Henderson, Mrs. M. L. McClure, 248.25; Indian Point, Dean Culter, 123.15. Others listed include Knox, city of Knoxville, Mrs. Walter Schar fenberg, Mrs. Hollis Taylor and Dale Bragg, $663.21; Knox, Mrs, Jack Shanks, 109.09; Lynn, Mrs. Donald K. Englund, 103; Lake Bracken, Mrs. Max Lawrence, 76.50; Maquon, Mrs. Richard Pruett, 90.08; Maquon, city of Maquon, Mrs. Gene Strode, 96.61. Knox Students Help Others include Ontario, Miss Margaret Anderson, $285; Orange, Roland Wise, 138.34; Persifer, Mrs. Walter Moore, 182; Rio, Mrs.' Walter L a n d o n, 198.82; Salem, Mrs. C. H. Norton, 96.40; Sparta, Mrs. Harry Peterson, 263.06; Truro, Mrs. Joachim Bronny, 455.24; Victoria, Mrs. Robert Gordon, 110.25, and Walnut Grove, Mrs. Glenn Johnson, 269.15. In the employes' division, Gale Products contributed $1,925; Midwest Manufacturing Co., 400; Rowe Manufacturing Co., 116.25; Intra State Telephone Co., 384.68; Brown Specialty Co., 20, and Gates Rubber Products, Inc., 20. May Company contributed $100. Knox College students in their one-night campaign raised $3,742.81. Abingdon Man Is Collision Victim Gerald D. Landon, 39, of Abingdon Route 1, Was pronounced dead at the scene by Dr. J. K. Erffmeyer, Knox County coroner following a two-dar crash Saturday shortly before 10 p.m., on 111. 41 south of Galesburg at the junction of County Road 10, the cutoff between 111. 41 and U.S. 150. His" BULLETIN ROME (AP)—The United States is filing a protest with the Italian government about alleged manhandling and mistreatment of members of President Kennedy's official party, informed sources said. The protest, it was learned today, covers actions by Italian police and military personnel against White House aides, State Department officials and members of the American press corps traveling with Kennedy. Birth Record Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Richard V. Townsend, 790 S. West St., a girl Saturday at 3:02 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ostrom, LaFayette, a girl Saturday at 3:52 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Davis, Maquon, a boy Sunday at 8:55 a. m. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Chenoweth, Maquon, a boy Sunday at 11:18 a. m. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hiatt, Williamsfield, a girl today at 8:27 a. m. Born at St. Mary's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Melvin L. Morris, Abingdon, a girl Sunday at 4 :01 a. m. Mr. and Mrs. Gary W. Nichols, Galesburg Route 3, a boy Sunday at 2:10 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Terrance J. Hoben, 383 W. South St., a girl Sunday at 4 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Junior II. Cramer, Box 53 DeLong, a boy Sunday at 8:28 p. m. Brain Surgery Required After Fall From Loft GLADSTONE - Otto Gerst, 8, of Gladstone reportedly underwent brain surgery recently, following a 10-foot fall from a hayloft. The accident occurred while visiting near Wapello, Iowa, but he was then not thought injured. After his return home near Gladstone, he complained of head injuries and was taken to Monmouth Hospital with convulsions. He was immediately transferred to the State University Hospital at Iowa City, Iowa. His present condition could not be immediately learned. UNCLE HARRY SAYS We are so prosperous today j , m that living within your • means is unpatriotic. GO WEST wife, said to have suffered a broken arm and severe head lacerations, remained in critical condition today, acord- ing to a report from Cottage Hospital. Two of the Landons' children, Deborah 12 and James 8, riding in the rear seat of the auto, did not require hospitalization. Byron L. Crouch, 17, 290 S. Kellogg St., driver of.the other car, was released from the hospital Sunday. Robert Derry, 16, of 140 W. Prospect St., riding with Crouch, was said to have suffered cracked ribs and is under the care of a physician. The Landon car was southbound when it was struck by the Crouch car, which approached the state ro.ute from the east and apparently ran the stop sign, according to a report by Trooper Stanley Horton. Before crashing into the Landon auto, the Crouch vehicle drove between two northbound cars, one driven by Kay H. Courter, 43, of Godfrey, and the other by Richard Scudder, 27, of Avon, with James Butler, 21, also of Avon as a passenger, the trooper related. No charges yet have been filed as the accident still is under investigation, Trooper Horton said. Landon received multiple crushing injuries as he was thrown from his car. Passes 1962 Toll Saturday night's fatality was the 12th so far in 1963, one more than the total of 11 for all of 1962. Dr. Erffmeyer impaneled a coroner's jury Sunday evening at the First & Puckett Funeral Home, after which the body was taken to the Larson Funeral Home, Abingdon. The inquest will be held at a later date, he stated. Born Near Monmouth Gerald D. Landon was born Aug. 3, 1923, in Warren County, near Monmouth, and was a lifelong resident of the Abingdon area. He attended Abingdon elementary school and was graduated from Abingdon High School. He was married June 17, 1947, in Abingdon, to Cecelia Newton. He served in the Army three years during World War II, was a member of Harry E. Wiles Post No. 381, American Legion, and Sacred Heart Church. He was engaged in farming and also did some private trucking for several years. Surviving are -the widow, a daughter, Deborah and two sons, James Lester and Gerald Ray, at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Landon of Abingdon; a brother, Ray, of Abingdon; three sister, Mrs. Marjorie Moore and Mrs. Mary Louise Simmons, both of Galesburg, and Mrs. Donna Garmer of Abingdon. A sister preceded him in death. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 9 a. m. in Sacred Heart Church and burial will be in Abingdon Cemetery. Friends may call this evening at the Larson Funeral Home, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock. State Offices Set New Summer Closing Hours New summer closing hours have been ordered for three Illinois state agency offices in Galesburg, effective today to run through Aug. 30. Offices are Illinois State Employment and Division of Compensation, Illinois Veterans Commis sion, and Illinois Public Aid Commission. New closing hours are at 4:15 p.m. at the employment and compensation office, and 4:30 p. m. at the WC and public aid offices. The Illinois State Drivers Li' cense Examining station will remain on its regular schedule from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All state offices will close Wednesday afternoon at the regular hour for a long Independence holiday weekend. The offices will be closed until Monday morning. Physician Uninjured in Plane Crash After his light plane went shooting between the tops of trees, narrowly missing a house and farm buildings and tearing up about 100 feet of a cornfield, nosing into the ground and flopping over, Dr. Bernard W. Coan walked away with only minor scratches. The accident occurred about 100 to 300 feet east of North Main Street in Abingdon at 3:40 a.m. today. Trooper Alvin R. Johnson Jr., state policeman investigating the accident, said Dr. Coan of Lake Bracken, took off from the Galesburg Airport at approximately 2:30 a.m. on what Dr. Coan later described as a routine night flight. Dr. Coan practices medicine, in Galesburg. After flying around the Abingdon area, the plane was headed slightly northwest at the time of the accident. Misses Trees The aircraft, a Cessna 172, narrowly missed some trees, apparently squeezing between two dead ones, missed the house and other buildings owned by Robert Anderson. Trooper Johnson said the plane apparently edged lower, tore up about 100 feet of the cornfield, nosed sharply into the ground and flipped onto its back, coming to rest in a field about 500 feet north of the city limits. The plane was about 100 feet from the street when it ended its flight. Dr. Coan was taken to Galesburg for observation, but apparently suffered only minor scratches. He told Trooper Johnson the plane had run out of gas. Valued at $7,000 L. B. Lundry, who runs Lundfy's Flying Service, sard the 1959 air craft was valued at about $7,000 A new model would cost from Jl CARROLL'S FOR ART MATERIALS First & Puckett Funeral Home is perfectly air-conditioned for any kind of weather . . . and has the proper appointments for every type of service. Yet prices are as low at First & Puckett's as any other. You will also appreciate the professional and sympathetic attention that is always a part of every First & Puckett service. II 96 North Chambers St. .GALESBURG, ILLINOIS ESTABtlSHED 19J!2 MAKES HARROWING FLIGHT - Dr. Bernard W. Coan of Lake Bracken walked away with only minor scratches from his light plane, a Cessna 172, after it crashed in a field just north of the Abingdon city limits early this morning. The plane narrowly missed a noose, other btrikV Ings and some trees before nosing Into the cornfield. The plane came to rest about 1M feet from N. Main St. (Reglster-Mall photo by Phi Tur- ncy.) CRASH VICTIM — Ambulance attendants are shown moving the body of Gerald D. Landon, 39, of Abingdon Route 1, who was killed Saturday shortly before 10 p. m. in a two car crash in HI. 41, at the junction of the 111. 41-U. S. 150 cutoff road, south of Galesburg. In the foreground are Dr. Jackson K. Erffmeyer, Knox County coroner, and Trooper Stanley C. Horton, investigating officer. $13,000 to $14,000. The plane was considered a total loss. There are no restrictions on persons taking their plane at any time from the airport, other than required instruments and training. Representatives of the Federal Aviation Agency took charge of the investigation at 1 p.m. and Abingdon police would let no one talk to them .However, it was reported that the investigation would probably be concluded this afternoon. Now Located in my new offices ot 1134 North Henderson St. IN HENDERSON PLAZA DR. L. E. 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