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Knox County h Nearing Record In Traffic Deaths At the midway mark in 1963, Knox County's traffic death toll has reached 13, just one" short of the high for any full year since 1954. Fourteen Were killed in both 1958 and 1961, according to the Galesburg Register- Mail's statistical records. A death today resulting from an accident Friday r — 1 night '•• 1 ROVA Unit Board Signs New Contracts ONEIDA - The Board of Education of ROVA School District 206, Oneida, has accepted resignations of two teachers and sign' ed contracts with four employes. Rodney Johnson, mathematics instructor in the junior high school, resigned and has accepted a position as a computer programmer trainee with John Deere and Co. at Ottumwa, Iowa. Alan Garrett, industrial arts instructor in" the high school, resigned and has accepted a position in the Houston Independent School District, Houston, Tex. Mr. and Mrs. Jon Sedgwick of Galesburg have signed contracts. Sedgwick will be the teacher-principal at the Altona school, and Mrs. Sedgwick will be the grade school librarian. From Beardstown Mr. and Mrs. W. Laurence Geeding of Beardstown have signed contracts. Geeding will be the district's counselor-elementary coordinator, and Mrs. Geeding will teach in one of the schools. Bids have been awarded the following: Tree removal at Rio school, Ray Pheiffer; junior high building roof replacement, Carlson Roofing Co. of Kewanee; deepfreeze purchase for the Victoria lunchroom, Andrews Implement Co. The board authorized the superintendent to obtain bids for \ refrigerator for the Altona lunch-; room. is charged against June. It was the first this year in the City of Galesburg. Through the 9'/fe-year period starting in 1954, the county fatality total was 114, of which 16 were in Galesburg. Holiday periods, when traffic death tolls are expected to increase, have been marked by fewer fatalities than in other times during the year, possibly due to the nationwide emphasis on safe driving during these periods. Memorial Day, July Fourth and Labor Day are holiday periods in which highway travel is heavy and the potential of fatalities is greater. In Knox County, May fatalities for a 10-year period totaled 9, July traffic deaths for nine years totaled 4, while 8 was the 9-year total for September. December, with the Christmas holiday traffic, recorded 11 fatalities over the 9-year span. March Highest March was the month in which the 10-year total was the highest —18 traffic deaths were listed. Other months, for which 10-year figures were available, were January 10, February 6, April 5, May 9 and June 14. Totals for other months in the year, covering only a 9-year period, were July 4, August 10, September 8, October 14, November 5 and December 11. Six was the highest figure listed for any one month and that came in March of this year. A five- count was reached in March 1958 and in June of this year. The annual totals, starting in 1954 were 1954—12, 1955—13, 1956 —6, 1957—10, 1958—14, 1959-13, 1960—8, 1961—14, 1962—11, and 13 so far in 1963. City of Galesburg traffic fatality figures were 1954—1, 1955—2, 1956—1, i957—0, 1958—3, 1959—4, 1960—0, 1961—2, 1962—2, and one so far in 1963 Board Will Meet Friday, Library Closes for 4th The Galesburg Public Library Board will meet Friday instead of Thursday because of the holiday. Scheduled meetings are set for the first Thursday of each month. The board will meet at 4:15 Friday afternoon in the meeting room at the library in the basement. Mrs. Margaret Morris, librarian, said the building will be closed also all day Thursday. Third Group Enrolled for Knox Study Ffrty-one high school teachers from 22 different states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico began study Monday morning as participants in a summer institute in mathematics on the Knox College campus. Supported by a $49,000 grant from the National Science Foundation of Washington, D. C, the 6-week institute will run until Aug. 9. The teaching staff includes four members of the Knox faculty and one recent graduate who will serve as an assistant instructor. Dr. RotHwnll Stephens, chairman of the mathematics department at Knox, is serving as director of the project. Two visiting lecturer will also take part in the institute. . Three summer institutes for school teachers are now running concurrently on' the Knox campus. An institute program in Spanish got under way June 17. A similar undertaking in physics and chemistry began with class sessions June 24. Fines Imposed In Alpha Court ALPHA — Marshall W. Hogren of Orion was brought into the police magistrate court of George W. Kelly, Alpha, Friday, on a charge of speeding. He was.fined $10 and costs. Arrest was made by state troopers. Walter M. McCombs of Rock Island was brought into the same court Friday and he was fined $5 and costs. Arrest was by state troopers. Police Group Prepares for Stage Show Members of the Galesburg unit of the Policemen's Benevolent and Protective Association are completing plans for the July 9 presentation in the auditorium of Galesburg Senior High School of a stage show headed by Marty Robbins. Tickets are being offered to the public on a family plan, with the one ticket price covering admission for the entire family. Telephone calls from the sponsoring organization are being made to Galesburg residents. Tickets, with return envelope for making payment, are sent to all persons desiring them. It has been announced that persons not contacted and desiring tickets may call Sgt. Donald Butler at his home. Proceeds from the stage presentation, first show at 7 p.m. arid second at 9 p.m., will be used for the association's work with youth, including summer camp arrangements, baseball team sponsorship and other activities. The show's hearliner, Marty Robbins, is both a song writer and singer and has several gold records, the sponsoring organization stated, through the sale of a million or more recordings. Among the several acts in the show will be the Teardrop Trio. W. J. Murphy READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! Controversy Brewing Over Budgetary Commission Slate MARSHALL, III. (tFPl)-A Republican fight for one of the state's most influential political jobs shaped up today with the appointment of Rep. W. J. Murphy to the Illinois Budgetary Commission. House Speaker John Lewis, who announced the appointment Monday, confirmed he favors ousting Sen. Everett R. Peters, R-St. Joseph, as chairman of the powerful commission and brought into the open the political in-fighting which Friday night led the Senate to pandemonium. "I think Murphy would make a good chairman," Lewis told the United Press International. "There is no question that he is a true Republican." Lewis said reports that Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley, t h e state's No. 1 Democrat, had ordered the ouster of Peters from the post he has held for years were "nonsense." "Murphy never asked me for the appointment," Lewis said. "I think he is a tremendously capable man. He did a wonderful job as majority leader." Angry Senate Republicans, who began fighting the move to oust Peters in the closing hours of the legislative session, said Daley was miffed because Peters failed to support the mayor's tax proposals. Murphy, these Republicans said, would be more friendly to Daley's revenue program. "I can't understand what all the shouting is about," Lewis said. "There is something rather strange about all the complaints." The commission, composed of seven members from each house, will break down into eight Republicans and six Democrats. Lewis reappointed Democratic members Paul Powell, Vienna, and Clyde L. Choate, Carbondale, and named Rep. John P. Touhy, D-Chicago, in place of Rep. Joseph L. De La Cour, D-Chicago. He reappointed Republicans William E. Pollock, Chicago, and Charles K. Willett, Dixon and replaced Rep. George S. Brydia, R- Prophetstown, with Murphy. Six Senate members — Three from each party — and Republican appropriation committee chairmen from each house will fill out the commission. Lewis said much of the controversy stemmed from the desire of Republican senators to keep the commission under the chair manship of one of their owr members. "These 14 men will meet ana elect their own chairmen," he said. "I think they should, without anybody's interference." GQJesburg^Register'Mgil, ,^lMb.u[rg t _,iiL__TMesdoy > ,JulY 2 T 1 963* S U.S. Probers Examine Plane Wreck Rivers Drop, Boating High In Hot Spell The Mississippi River and all tributary streams in the Rock Island District continue to fall as the dry weather continues. Officials of the district said today the tributary streams are especially low for this time of year. Last week 321,800 tons of cargo passed through Lock No. 15 at Rock Island. Upbound cargoes totaled 221,400 tons, with cargo headed downstream amounting to 100.400 tons. Three dicsel towboats made their appearance in the district last week. They were the "Dixie Spirit" of Houston, Tex.; the "T. G. Gerow" of Cincinnati, Ohio, and the "Mo-Ark" of Greensville, Miss. Recreational boating in the quad-city area was high as boaters attempted to find cooler air on the river during the weekend. At Lock 15 at Rock Island 225 boats, 1,570 passengers and 72 lockings were reported. sion urged that a study be mad<S on the possible reclassification of the residential zone on Seminary Street between Grove and Losey streets. Seminary Street from Main to Peck is classified commercial. Reclassifying only the property adjacent to the clinic would constitute spot zoning and pave the) way for similar requests in the future, Cabeen said. Cooler Air Ahead WASHINGTON (UPD-The old air conditioning system in the west wing of the White House- dating back to President Herbert Hoover—is being retired. A new air conditioner, costing $487,000, will replace the original, which was installed in 1929. 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He said their essays were adjudged best of all those submitted in the Galesburg area. Miss McCaw, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle McCaw, is an eighth grader at Alexis Junior High School, and Brokow, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Brokow, attends Biggsville Grade School. Federal Aviation Agency representatives Monday afternoon concluded an on-the-scene investigation of the private plane crash of Dr. Bernard W. Coan and the plane was turned over to Dr. Coan. It crashed into a corn field early Monday morning, narrowly missing several buildings at the northern edge of the Abingdon city limits. The plane flipped onto its back, and was considered a total loss. It was valued at $7,000. The FAA men, S. C. Kimball and William Burton of Springfield, said the Civil Aeronautics Board in Washington, D.C., will release a full report when all the facts are put together. Dr. Coan said when he was found after the accident that the plane ran put of gas during a routine night flight. Kimball and Burton said this couldn't be determined until the plane was right side up. The plane was turned over to Dr. Coan yesterday to have it re moved. The aircraft was dragged out of the field yesterday evening, dismantled and the parts were taken to the Galesburg Airport. The FAA ordered that it be kept there for further investiga tion. Dr. Coan walked away from the plane after the crash with only few minor scratches. Galesburg Man Returns From National Meet J. W. Spellman of 1644 Indiana Dr., president of Post W, Trav-' clers Protective Association of America, and his wife have returned from Miami Beach, Fla., where Spellman was a delegate to the TPA national convention. As state safety chairman, Spellman had an unexpected role following a near tragedy at the convention hotel. The son of a Chicago post member was rescued from the hotel swimming pool by Westbury, N. Y. woman, whose 5-year-old daughter had observed him at the bottom of the pool. The boy was revived. On behalf of the Illinois Division, Spellman presented the woman with a silver service and the girl with a doll. W. Y. C. Roundtree of North Carolina was elected national president. Elmer Boldt of Rock Island was named to the board of directors. Although compiling more points than in any previous year, the Illinois Division finished fifth in the organization's safety pro gram, Spellman related. Rezoning Proposal Presented To Council to Expand Clinic An ordinance to rezone property adjacent to the Medical Arts Clinic at Grove and Seminary streets was put on first reading by the City Council Monday night. Five aldermen voted for consideration of the petition which would permit clinic expansion, while Aid. Homer Zumwalt (6th Ward) and Mayor Cabeen passed their votes. At a meeting May 17, the City Plan Commission voted to advise the City Council against rezoning the property from multifamily to commercial. Acting on behalf of the petitioners, Atty. Robert Stoerzbach later requested the commission to recommend the amendment .-f the zoning ordinance to permit construction of medical clinics in residential areas as hospital construction is permitted now. The commission also recommended against this but the council took no action on the second request yesterday. A petition signed by 375 persons objecting to the amendment of the zoning ordinance was submitted to the commission. Neighbors in Favor j Stoerzbach, however, said Monday that the clinic's immediate neighbors were in favor of reclassification of the tract to commercial, with a restriction that it be used only for a clinic. City Attorney John Hanlon said a covenant by the clinic's owners would be binding, although City Consultant Ernest Combes had earlier said it would not. Four residents who have objected to the clinic's expansion were present at the council meeting, but none objected to Stoerz- bach's remarks. In recommending against both petitions the City Plan Commis- Slate Youthers Picnic Knox County will be host for the second annual Rural Youth Alumni picnic July 7 at 1 p.m. in the circle at Lake Storey. All former rural youths and their families from Knox and surrounding counties were invited. Ice cream and orange drink will be provided. Douglas in State The office of Sen. Paul H. Douglas (D-Ill.) said today that while Congress is in recess over Independence Day the senator will be in Illinois. He will attend the Ford County Fair at Melvin Friday afternoon, the Schuyler County Fair at Rushville all day Saturday and the Pike County Fair that evening. Announce Adoption Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Walker, Knoxville Route 1, announce the adoption of a son Timothy Dale, 3 months old. Thn couple also has | another son, Thomas Jr., 8. U.S. Disagrees WASHINGTON (UPI) — The State Department does not believe a new 14-nation conference on Laos is needed despite a British report Monday that talks with Russia on Laos have broken down. A State Department spokesman declared after the British announcement that the United States does not concede that the peace- keeDing machinery on Laos has collapsed. Hot July Forecast WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Weather Bureau predicts higher than normal temperatures in the eastern two-thirds of the nation in the next 30 days. The Far West can expect below normal temperatures during July, the bureau said Monday, while normal to below normal temperatures were forecast for the North Atlantic and South Atlantic coast regions. SPECIAL Dry O«er° ni9 LET US REFRESH YOUR BLANKETS Same High Quality — New Low Price! During the Month of JULY ONLY Sealed in Cellophane 1 2 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS Ray Anderson Cleaners Seminary and Fremont St. 343-2191 1626 Grand Ave. 342-1315 READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! 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