Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 2, 1963 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 2, 1963
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2 fotesbttra JtefllstefMaif, Sofesbura, lit. Tuesday. July % 1963 Governor to Wield Veto On Cigarette Tax Boost SPRINGFIELD (UPI) Gov. Otto Kerner, in his first news conference after the end of the legislative session, said today he would veto a bill to add a penny-a »pack to cigarette taxes but would sign into law a measure abolishing tho Illinois Public Aid Commission. Hie governor said Harold 0 Swank, present executive secretary of the 1PAC, Would be the. new director of the Public Aid Code Department which will replace the commission. Kerner listed two reasons for his decision to veto the measure for the cigarette tax increase, He said the bill would be a new tax after he had already pledged for no new taxes for the coming biennium. The governor also said he Was opposed to earmarked funds. The cigarette tax increase bill, sponsored by Sen. Gordon Kerr, R-Brookport, would have earmarked half the income —about $13 million a biennium—to a development program for outdoor recreation. Praise for Swank Kerner, in announcing that Swank would be the new director of the public aid department, praised him as a man "who is able, intelligent and will make an excellent director." Swank presently is the highest-ranking full- time employe of the IP AC in his executive secretary post. Also on the subject of public aid, the governor said he had told Sen. Morgan Finley, D-Chicago, that Finley's bill to restrict the IP AC birth control program to all but married women living with their spouses was "a step backwards." However, Kerner said, he had promised that under the code department he would direct 1 that this bill, in effect, would be the policy for the next two years while a 15-member commission studies the public aid birth control issue. "I am not an expert on public aid," Kerner said. "This is largely a medical question and I think the committee studying the problem will be able to come up with satisfactory answers." Opposed to Ceilings The governor said he had been opposed to signing a bill placing ceilings on payments to public aid recipients but he said he had been "blackmailed" into signing that ceiling bill "against my better judgment" because it was the only way the Republican-dominated legislature would agree to pass a needed emergency appropriation to carry the IPAC through to the end of the last biennium. Kemer said he would have agreed to accept a $40-a-week average payment plan. Under this plan, he said, some families would receive more than $40 and others would receive less. "This plan would have saved as much money as the ceilings plan," Kerner said. No Decision on Pay Kemer said he hasn't made up his mind about another bill increasing minimum wages of downstate firemen and policemen. When he gets around to acting, Kerner said, he will examine numerous letters he has received in the last year reporting on what cities have done about salaries since his veto two years ago of a similar firemen and policemen measure. Kerner was critical of what he called the "callous caucus system" which he said was used by Plans Meeting Regular meeting of the Prairie Amateur Radio Club will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Galesburg Police Station. Results of the field day operation will be discussed. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS I These Bills Passed by Legislature SPRINGFIELD, HI. (AP) Summary of major bills passed by the Illinois Legislature: Increase minimum wages of firemen and policemen. Substitute department for Illinois Public Aid Commission. Reapportion Illinois House. Impose curfew on persons under 18. Set up state crime commission. Require seat belts in new cars. Add one cent to cigarette tax. Implement new Illinois judicial article. Outlaw payoff pinball machines. Require annual county audits. , Create department of children and family services. Ban merger of police and fire departments without referendum approval. Plug sales tax loopholes. Place ceilings on public aid payments. Increase legislators' salaries. Hike state aid to grade and high schools. Authorize $60 million state building program. Fix ceiling on Chicaga property taxes. Increase pay of state's attorneys, other county officials. Restrict use of electronic eaves dropping. Increase state aid to junior col leges. Authorize $10 million junior college construction. Appropriate funds to promote Illinois tourism. Create commission to study public aid birth control program. Increase parole board member' ship. Authorize annual legislative sessions if voters approve. Change constitution to broaden Legislature's powers in event of atomic disaster. Expand curriculum of Southern Illinois University and Northern Illinois University. Educate gifted children. Authorize construction of institution for drug addicts. Establish 40-hour week for state prison guards. Allow quarter and betting in downstate Illinois. Clamp restrictions on professional boxing. • Authorize state to acquire site for burying low-grade atomic wastes. Remove governor from Illinois Budgetary Commission. Appropriate $1 million for Illinois exhibit at New York World's Fair. Grant state aid for summer school sessions. Exclude governmental bodies from paying sales tax. Regulate charity drives. Allow patriotic recitation in schools. Authorize vocational training school in northern Illinois. the Senate Republicans in blocking some of his proposals. He said many OOP senators told him they favored some of his bills but their votes were determined by caucus policy. "The caucus system is eating away at tho foundation of democratic processes," Kerner added, He also rapped the legislature for cutting requested funds of the Illinois Board of Economic Development and the Illinois Commission on Human Relations. "The human relations situation is extremely delicate at this time," he said. "The commission should have the funds to expand its services." Kerner announced he will sign a $750,000 appropriation bill to reimburse the Kaneland School District for damage suits resulting from a school bus accident in 1958. These Bills Defeated in Legislature SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)-Summary of major bills defeatee by the Illinois Legislature: Close most businesses on Sun day. Legalize wiretapping. Double half-cent city sales tax Allow cities to levy cigarette and liquor taxes. Prohibit discrimination in hous big. Require $1 an hour minimum wage. Allow limited branch banking Create a department of com' merce. Set up Illinois Industrial Devel opment Authority. Ban death penalty for six years, Shorten daylight saving time period. Broaden fair employment prac tices law. Authorize a state income tax Increase taxes on horse race betting. Raise compulsory school attendance age. Increase speed limits. Permit one-cent county gas tax for transportation purposes. Increase salaries of govtrnor, other state officials. Build a new governor's man sion. Outlaw professional boxing. Comple retirement of state em ployes at 65. Reapportion Illinois Senate. Increase county sales tax. Freeze property taxes. Create state board of education Ban relief payments to strikers Lengthen terms of legislators Appoint state school superin tendent. Legalize bingo and lotteries. Revir. consitution's tax article. Permit sheriffs and county treasurers to serve consecutive terms. Define crime of syndicated gam bling. Prohibit public employes strikes which endanger health and safety. Require annual safety inspec tion of cars. Place Illinois electric cooperatives under commerce commission. Eliminate coroners. Expand educational television. Raise legal age for marriage. Use $32 million in gas tax funds for boosting state school aid. Regulate billboards, Reorganize election machinery ii; Chicago and Cook County. NOTICE to All Automobile Liability Insured Policy Owners A new system, authorized under Senate Bill 360 which was signed by Governor Otto Kerner, becomes effective in Illinois on July 1. Under the new law, all automobile liability insurance policies henceforth written in this state must offer the insurance buyer protection against death or injuries wrongfully caused by a financially irresponsible driver. IF YOU ARE LEGALLY ENTITLED TO RECOVER DAMAGES FROM OWNERS OR OPERATORS OF UNINSURED MOTOR VEHICLES AND HIT-AND-RUN MOTOR VEHICLES BECAUSE OF BODILY INJURY, SICKNESS OR DISEASE INCLUDING DEATH, RESULTING THEREFROM YOUR POLICY CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH PROTECTION UP TO $10,000 EACH PERSON AND $20,000 EACH ACCIDENT. TOUI iMitraui ]adtpc»dt*t /AGENT Compliments of your GALESBURG INDEPENDENT INSURANCE AGENT ASSOC. Precautions Taken for Lake Safety A number of organisations m Galesburg and Knox County will work together to help insure a safe and sane Fourth of July celebration at Lake Storey, which annually draws thousands of spec* tators. Co-safety coordinators at Lake Storey are Police Chief William Miller and Richard Dickerson, director of the Emergency Police. Dickerson today warned the public to stay away from the "13 curves" area on the south side of Lake Storey, where, the fireworks display will be held. The area, he said, will be blocked off. Because of the current dry spell, plans have been made by the Galesburg Fire Department to provide one unit at the scene with a portable pump.. The pump can be operated from a fire boat in the lake with hoses extending to the fireworks area. Plane to Scout Fires As another precautionary measure, the grounds around the fireworks display area may be watered down, Dickerson said. . Civil Air Patrol will provide an airplane whose operator can observe any fires and accidents. Other cooperating agencies will be the city police, Galesburg-Knox County Emergency Police, sheriff's department, state police and Knox County Emergency Disaster Unit. Extra lifeguards will be posted at Lake Storey and volunteers from the Knox County Chapter of the American Red Cross will operate a first aid unit. A radio setup will be established for communications between various working groups at the lake. Safety officials today urged the necessary safety precautions be taken at Soangetaha and Knox County country clubs, where fireworks displays will also be held. Birth Record Born at Cottage Hospital to: $ Mr. and Mrs. Marshall L. Purl, 1763 Meadow Drive, a girl Monday at 11:04 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Swanson, Galesburg Route 1, a girl Monday at 11:28 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. Scott Mabry, Alexis, a boy Monday at 11:59 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Durbin, Abingdon, i. boy today at 3:51 a.m. ' Born at St. Mary's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Rohweder, Box 38, Victoria, a boy today at 10:06 a.m. Dr. and Mrs. William Welty of Moline are the parents of a son, Mark, born this week at the Moline Public Hospital. Mrs. Welty is the former Rosalie Kinietz, daughter of Mrs. Parke Kinietz of Lake Rice. The Weather NbHtMiMI ILLINOIS: Fair and cooler tonight. Wednesday fair. cool«r tntMt Motions. Low tonight in the AOs. High Wednesday in the SOs except lowef nest Lake Michigan. IOWA: Mostly fair north, partly cloudy south tonight with widely scattered thundershowers likely extreme south, Cooler east and south tonight, Wednesday partly cloudy with chance of scattered thundershowers extreme south and extreme west. A little cooler southeast and extreme east. Loyr tonight 85-60 north to 60 -65 south. High, Wednesday 80s northeast to near 00 ex* treme southwest. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Fair and cooler tonight. Low around 60. Wednesday fair and pleasant. High around, 60* except lower near the lake. Northerly winds 12-20 m,p„h. diminishing tonight, becoming northeast 8-14 m.p.h. Wednesday. Thursday fair and a little Warmer. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Fair and cooler tonight. Wednesday fair and a little cooler. Lows tonight in 60r. Hlflh Wednesday in the 80s. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 67; morning's low. 71. Sky clear, wind out of the northwest. {Monday's maximum, 08; midnight, 79). Sun rose today at 5 :36 •a.m., seta at 8:33 p.m. Humidity, 82%. _ fc ftWtftlTAOKI Dubuque— 7 .4 faU 0.8. Davenport—4 .7 fall 0.2. Burlington— 7.6 fall 0.3. Keokuk—2.5 fall 0 .3. Grafton—14.0 fall 0 .3. St. Louia—5.6 fall 1.1. LaSalle—10 .0 rise 0.2. Peoria—11.8 rise 0.1. Havana—5 .8 no change. Beardstown—0 .3 fall 0.1. Wins $50 After Prediction of Warmest Days Gregg Walters, 1122 N. West Street, won a $50 U. S. savings bond in a contest sponsored by radio station WGIL which involved the weather. Gregg came nearest in picking the time, date and temperature for the warmest reading during the month of June. It was officially 95 on the 8th, 29th & 30th. The winner will be an 8th grade student next fall at Churchill Junior High School. Second and third place prizes of portable radios were given to Mary Ingram of Knoxville and Wayne Bjorling of Altona. Twelve other persons received carts of insect spray as consolation prizes. College Student Will Participate In Sloan Grants A Knox College student, Daniel Robert Cyganowski of Chicago, and the college will participate in a program of $1,100,000 worth of grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The foundation announced to' day that the money will be used for 500 scholarships at 35 colleges and universities, and for private institutions to use for unrestrict ed costs of education allowances The scholarship winners are selected by the participating insti tutions on the basis of academic excellence, personal integrity and potential for leadership. Aldermen Launch Debate on New City Housing Code By JOHN ZAKAMAN Galesburg's proposed Minimum Housing Code was sharply criticized Monday night by a majority of City Council members, who called for a "watered down" version of the ordinance. After considering various sections of the code, which is designed to elimi-| " f -""— 2 Placed on Probation in County Court Clouds Hold Promise of Rain, But Promise Fails to Fall Farmers, townspeople and everyone in between scanned the skies Monday night hoping for rain that dark clouds and lightning promised, but delivered only scantily in some parts of the Galesburg area. In Yates City in the southeastern corner of Knox County, a tenth of an inch was recorded, but somewhat more fell at Farmington and the area south and west of there. Monmouth reported only few drops. One railroad man reported a brief downpour between Aledo and Viola. The rest of the area remained dry. George Thorbeck, manager of the DeKalb Agricultural Assn., in Monmouth, said today the dryness lias not hurt the'corn crop yet, but will if some moisture is not available within a week. No Firing of Corn There are no indications of firing yet, but leaves are curling in some fields, he said. Thorbeck attributed the heavy use of fer­ tilizer in most instances to hold ing firing down. Thorbeck said the corn is about five to seven days behind what it would have been with some rain. Detasseling will begin in seed cornfields early next week, he said, and should be in full swing by the end of next week. If the area gets rain within the next five or six days, the early planted corn which is beginning to shoot ears will be hurt more than the later planted grain, Thorbeck said. But if no rain comes for a longer period of time, (Continued on page 21) BLOODMOBILE WILL VISIT RIO WHEN—JULY 3 WHERE— Rio Presbyterian Church TIME— 11 to 6 P.M. 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. REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER KNOX COUNTY nate substandard housing, council members agreed to discuss it in more detail at a future informal meeting. No date was set. Five aldermen spoke against the proposed code, two were for it, and one did not give an opinion. First for Galesburg The code is the first of its kind brought before the City Council and stems from a requirement that cities seeking federal aid un der the Urban Renewal program adopt a housing code. Galesburg has applied for federal aid in a program to improve part of the downtown commercial district. Among the opposition was Aid. Donald Nelson (4th Ward), who claimed that more than half the houses in Galesburg would not meet the code's requirements Aid. Homer Zumwalt said while such a code is desirable, it can't be enforced. Let's cut some of it, because I'm not in favor of having an ordinance just because it looks good on paper," he said. Some of the controversial sec tions discussed were requirements for two electrical outlets in every room, screens on every window and door during summer and a minimum area for every habitable room. Another section widely criticized was the power given the city building inspector to enter and inspect homes "at all reasonable times." "I can tell you no building inspector will enter my house this way without a warrant," Nelson declared. Mayor Cabeen told council members that the code would be enforced with discretion and that property owners would probably be given reasonable time to comply with the ordinance. He also indicated that some sections of the ordinance might not be enforced unless the dwelling unit's condition were very bad. "If you don't want to enforce it then why adopt such an ordinance?" Nelson asked. There is no excuse in this day and age for people to live in substandard housing, Cabeen replied, and the code might act as a warning to improve living conditions. The current city administration I might not enforce the ordinance' in full but what guarantee is there that it would not be implemented fully in the future, Aid. Donald Stoffel inquired. He suggested that one modification would be to instruct a building inspector to inform a resident by mail of a forthcoming inspection. Some Provisions Voided . Aid. Paul Lindberg claimed that many sections of the ordinance have been tested in the state Supreme Court and were found to be unconstitutional. Speaking for the ordinance. Aid. Alfred Partin labeled this the most important legislation that has come before the council. "I see nothing wrong in it, and people who rent property from landlords would be glad to see it passed," he said. Only alderman who did not give an opinion was Harold Canada (5th), who suggested that council meet informally to discuss the code "because there seems to be eight different opinions." Pleading guilty this morning in Knox County Court to a charge of obstructing justice, Charles Thomas, 20, of 110 Aliens Ave., and Gerald Driffill, 20, of 512 Walsh Ave., were placed on probation to Sheriff Max E. Jone? for one year each. Judge Daniel J. Roberts also directed that each pay costs of the case. The county court charge was an aftermath of the theft of a gun, June 23, from the room of John Waller at the YMCA, in which neither was directly involved. Jack R. Kirkpatrick, as- istant state 's attorney, told the judge that Larry Hanson, 18, address listed as YMCA, and Richard Fox, 16, listed at that address and also 149 Virginia Ave., were alleged to have taken the gun, which later was cached in the Fox home. Later, Maurice Fox, 18, brother of Richard, took the gun from the home and turned it over to Thomas, who was said to have suspected it was "hot." Thomas showed it to Driffill, Kirkpatrick related, and as Galesburg police closed in on the case today was alleged to have said he had no knowledge of the weapon, which had been concealed in a truck belonging to Thomas. In today's questioning, Thomas first was reported to have told officers he had thrown the gun away, but a search of the location failed to reveal it. Later, the gun was reported to have been found in the truck. Hanson and Richard Fox currently are on probation, authorities related, and face action for revocation of probation. Further action in the case of Maurice Fox was to be taken this afternoon, State's Atty. Woolsey said. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! Ordinance Would Name Bank Trustee An ordinance naming first Galesburg National Bank & trust Co. the city 's trustee for the purpose of reinvesting municipal cemetery fundi was introduced at the City Council meeting Monday night. The bank was the only firm that indicated interest in the appointment, the council was told, Some $92,300 in cemetery trust funds, which have been invested In government securities, arc involved. Aid. Paul Lindberg (3rd Ward) opposed naming ft trustee, saying he favored continuing the previous practice of having the city treasurer invest the money, which comes from the sate of cemetery lots, in government securities. Government securities have yielded an average of three per* cent and investment in non -government securities was expected to yield about four per cent, the council was told. The bank's fee would be half of one per cent for the first $50,000 invested and a fourth of one per cent on any additional amounts. The bank would be free to select investments under the "prudent man" rule. Reinvestment of the funds by a corporate trustee was decided by the City Council June 18. Some $21,000 in bonds In the fund have or soon will mature. Cites Bonding Costa According to city director of finance, Donald Viane, administration costs would be lower with a trustee because of additional expense that would be incurred in increasing the bond of the city treasurer, who must be bonded for Vk times the amount he collects daily. Some days the amount far exceeds the bond, Viane pointed out. At present the city treasurer is bonded for $130,000. The council also considered investing the money in mutual funds but decided against it on the recommendation of city attorneys. The attorneys said they did not know whether such investments would be legal. Urging them to invest in "higher yielding returns" were three mutual funds salesmen from Galesburg. Another method would have been to allow the treasurer of the Cemetery Board of Managers to invest the mone>. But this also was deemed inadvisable by the council because of the expense in bonding the treasurer. Annual Meeting KNOX COUNTY CHAPTER AMERICAN RED CROSS Monday, July 8, 1963 7:30 P.M. — CHAPTER HEADQUARTERS 1640 N. Henderson Sr. Public Invited! Barbara Stackhouie. Sec., Board of Directors Holiday Inn ANNOUNCES THE NEW GOLF DRIVING RANGE WILL BE OPEN WED., JULY 3 10 A.M. 'TIL 10 P.M. Wotch for the Opening of Our New Miniature Golf Course, Plenty of Parking. North on Route 150

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