Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 2, 1963 · Page 21
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 2, 1963
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Councilmen Annex Area To Galesburg Annexation of church property, amendments to the animal ordinance and a new insurance con* tract were approved by the Galesburg City Council Monday night. Members voted unanimously to annex a 36-acre tract off North Broad Street owned by Immaculate Heart of Mary parish. The annexation, which followed suspension of rules, was on a request by the owners. Nine persons live in the area, which includes a church, grade school and convent with the proposed Costa High School to occupy the other part of the tract. Accept Insurance Bid The council also voted to accept -a low bid of approximately $74,476 for insurance of the city against most liabilities. The amount would be a little lower ff paid in cash and rates are guaranteed for three years, director of finance Donald Viane, explained. He submitted the detailed study of the city's insurance needs and bids submitted. Viane said the bid by Central Insurance Associates of Galesburg was considerably lower than any of the other offers and is well below what the city currently pays in premiums. The city's 5-year insurance contract with Galesburg Association of Insurance Agents expires July 15. Animal Ordinance The council also approved three amendments to the animal ordinance requiring that dogs be inoculated against rabies and that a tag showing evidence of this should be attached on the animals' collars. The amendment also ' described procedures to be taken when a dog bites a human and strengthens a previous rule against dogs prohibited to roam at large in the city. Gunther Construction Company was awarded three contracts for street improvements. The company was apparent low bidder for improving East North Street from Prairie to Kellogg $3,523; for resurfacing East North Street $48,433, and for street resealing $25,330. The council also authorized construction of a storm sewer from Rock Island Avenue to Cedar Fork Channel. This is part of the Rock Island Avenue special assessment project approved by the council earlier. Urban Renewal A resolution increasing the Urban Renewal program planning stage fund from $40,000 to $63,095 was approved. Extra amount was needed because bids submitted were higher than expected, the council was told. The money would' eventually be paid by the federal government, City Manager Thomas Herring said. A request by Galesburg Import Motors, Inc., to attach to the former Knox County Highway Department sewer outside of the East city limits was approved. The council also authorized a two- hour parking zone in front of 710 West Main Street and installation of a street light in the vicinity of 1235 Arcadia Drive. Galesburg Register-Mail, Galesburg, III, Tuesday,.J.ulfcA 1963, 81 Have You Heard That Michael Klebert of 1575 Meadow Drive, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Klebert, has returned to Galesburg following a two-week vacation in California, He visited his aunt and uncle who reside near Los Angeles and toured Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, San Luis Rey Mission and Mt. Baldy Ski Resort. Accompanying him on the trip were his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs, Charles Egeberg of Mount Prospect. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Rewald, 195 Olive St., recently entertained Mr. and Mrs. Otto Switzer of Thomson, Miss Ella Aurand of Kent, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Engelking of Grinnell, Iowa, and Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Pfister of Fort Wayne, Ind. JFK Is Silent WASHINGTON (UPI) - Rep. Thomas PelJy, R-Wash., said Monday the Kennedy administration is playing down "Captive Nations Week" July 16-23 because it doesn't want to offend the Russians. He said the State Department is reluctant to issue a statement on the week, which has been designated by Congress for the past four years to call attention to nations under Russian domination. Delay in issuing a statement last year made the observance almost completely ineffective, Pelly said. Clouds Hold- (Continued from page 2) then the early corn will have some advantage. Don Teel, Knox County farm adviser, said that yesterday for the first lime, loaves were beginning to roll on darker soils. Corn on limber soils l>egan to roll about a week ago, he said. No evidence of firing has yut been noticed. Southeast Got a Break It is remarkable how good the corn looks on our darker soils," he said. An inch of rain blanketing the county (and up to three inches) would be most desirable, he said. The one-tenth inch received in the southeastern part of the county will stave off disaster there for awhhe, he added. For the entire month of June there were only 1.34 inches of rain, and all but .15 inches fell from June 2 through June 4. The last rain recorded in Galesburg was June 19 when .1 of an inch fell. Drought Shaping The outlook in the rest of northern Illinois is the same as in Knox County, with the exception that some counties have a few isolated pockets with enough rain. But for the most part the password is— dry. Some talk of a drought worse than any since 1936 is already circulating. Some state officials believe field crops may be only 60 per cent of normal this year, with some areas as low as 25 per cent. Hay, alfalfa and clover fields are having a rough time. Some farmers within the next few weeks will be faced with the prospect of digging into reserves earmarked for next winter. This means they will have to do one of two things either now or later in the season — buy additional hay or reduce their herds. New Officers Of KC Assembly Are Installed Officers of Galesburg Assembly, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, who were elected June 17, were installed Monday evening following the assembly's meeting in the K of C Home. Karyl E. McKillip, a past faithful navigator of the assembly, was the installing officer at the request of Harold Hurst of Peoria, master of the Central Illinois District, who is on vacation and was unable to be present. Assisting in the installation ceremonies, at which ladies of the members were guests, were William C. McKillip and Warren Riley as installing marshals. Installed were Rev. A. Curran, faithful friar, appointed; Lawrence Berkey, faithful navigator; C. R. Wessels, faithful captain; Joseph Carr, faithful pilot; Fred Burke, comptroller; Leo Sullivan, scribe, appointed; William Poplett, inner sentinel; Ernest Parrish, outer sentinel; Paul W. McKillip, trustee for three years, and Daniel Gallagher, faithful admiral. Berkey began his second term as head of the assembly, having first been elected in 1962. World War I Group Will Meet In Ottawa The Veterans of World War I of the USA, Department of Illinois, will hold their ninth annual state convention in Ottawa July 12-14. Fred C. Whitloek of East St. Louis, Illinois commander, will open the joint session July 12 at 9 a.m. The senior vice commander, Edward Haug, will present trophies to winning barracks and district commanders in the field of membership. Arbry Woods of Galva is the eighth district commander. The group is designed to push for a separate pension program for World War I veterans, widows and children. National membership totals 231,000 and Illinois has 12,860 members. Fined $200 on Conduct Count Records in the office of D. Paul Nolan, police magistrate, listed a fine of $200, plus costs, assessed against Robert Wayne Barbae, 20, of 926 S. Broad St., on a disorderly conduct charge. Harbac was reported to have refused to "move on" when police early Sunday morning sought to disperse a group in the first block of South Cherry Street. When an officer prodded him with a nightstick, Harbac was said to have grabbed at the stick and another officer went to the assistance of the first officer. In connection with the fhie, Nolan commented on the problem that has developed in this area of the downtown district, describing it as serious and one which must be corrected. Injury Fatal To Operator Of Machine William F. Jamison, 29, of 1393 N. Henderson St., died today at 5:40 a.m., m Cottage Hospital, from injuries received Friday about 6:35 p.m., when he was run over by a low -boy trailer, carrying a crane, in the 1600 block of East Fremont Street. Jamison's death was the 13th traffic fatality in Knox County so far this year and the first of the year in the City of Galesburg. It was recorded as n June fatality as that was the month in which the accident look place. Dr. Jackson K. Erffmeyer, Knox County coroner, has scheduled an inquest this evening at 7 o'clock at the First & Puckett Funeral Home. Tractor-trailer equipment was being used to transport a Gunther Construction , Co. crane to East Galesburg, with Elmer Baughman, 42, of 1824 E. Main St., as driver, according to the police accident report. Jamison was the crane operator and had swung the crane's boom as the equipment turned off Farnham Street onto Fremont Street. After this task was completed, Jamison was seen climbing down from the crane cab, presumably to go to the tractor part of the equipment. Baughman then heard a thump, stopped, ran back and found Jamison lying in the street, with the low-boy and crane having run over him, the report stated. A resident in the area saw him descend from the crane, but did not see him fall, and two flagmen employed in the moving operation also were said not to have observed the fall due to obstruction of their view by the crane. Born at Biggsville William F. Jamison was born Aug. 14, 1933, at Biggsville. He resided 14 years in Galesburg and was graduated from Galesburg High School in 1951. He was married Dec. 19, 1953, m Galesburg, to Janis Swigart. He was a member of First Methodist Church and Operating Engineers Local 649. He had been employed by Gunther Construction Co. since his graduation from high school. Surviving are the widow; a son, Dale William; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jamison of Galesburg, Route 3; a sister, Mrs. Dwight (Doris) Sandy of Galesburg, and a brother, Rex Jamison of Galesburg, Route 3. Funeral services will be con ducted Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the First and Puckett Chapel, where friends may call Thursday evening. Kerner Selects New Warden for Vienna Prison SPRINGFIELD (UPI) — Gov Otto Kerner has appointed Hollis W. McKnight of Springfield as warden of the new minimum security prison at Vienna. The appointment was effective Monday. McKnight has been state superintendent of prisons since 1962. McKnight began his penal career as a guard at the Joliet branch of the Illinois State Penitentiary. He was also vocation school supervisor at Stateville and superintendent of the state reformatory for women at Dwight. Delegates Report On Citations for Major Projects Leo W. Moririion and Max Fuhr, who were accompanied by their wives, have returned from Pittsburgh, Pa., where they were delegates from Galesburg Council to the supreme council session of the United Commercial Travelers. The local delegates reported the organization received citations for its two projects sponsored nationally. John G. Bcttinger, president of the Retarded Children Council of America, addressed the gathering and a citation was presented for the work in this field. The second presentation was by Dr. David Hamblin, cancer specialist of Mayo Clinic, for the organization's assistance to the American Cancer Society. Illinois received recognition through the election of Paul Roberts of Danville as supreme sentinel, from which he is scheduled to advance through other offices to that of supreme councillor. The next meeting of Galesburg Council will be held July 18, at the Woman's Club house, it was announced today. Delegates Attend B'nai B'rith District Meet Dr. A. L. Koratsky and Louis Zeldes were delegates from Galesburg's chapter of B'nai B'rith Lodge to the group's 95th annual District 6 convention in Chicago June 23 to 26. The district comprises 'seven Midwestern states and four Canadian provinces. The 45,000 members in the district are divided into councils, with Galesburg a member of the Central Illinois Council and Dr. Koratsky its first vice president. Keynote address at the convention was given by Label Katz, international president. Banquet speaker was honorary B'nai B'rith President Philip M. Klutz- nik. ABINGDON DOROTHY WHITS1TT CORRESPONDENT Home Address: 705 W. Adams St. Phone 531 Mrs. Betty Way is substituting until July 3 for Mrs. Dorothy Whltsitt, Abingdon correspondent for the Galesburg Register* Mail. Mrs. Way resides at 402 N. Washington St., phone 302.) Abingdon Council Acts for Phone Co. New Building ABINGDON—In a special meeting Monday night, Abingdon City Council cleared the way to allow the General Telephone Co. to construct a new building by approving a rczoning measure. The Louie Smith property, 206 Meek St., was rezoned to commer- ' cial. This clears the path for the telephone company to build an exchange there but the company's plans have not been publicly an nouneed. In other business, three bids for street maintenance were approved by the council. Gunther Construction Co. of Galesburg was awarded the contract for spreading oil and tar at $1,146.60. Builders Supply Co., Galesburg, will furnish patching material for $225, and Abingdon Rock will supply crushed rock for $538.65. These will be financed through motor fuel tax funds. A portable 2-way radio was purchased for the waterworks truck. It can be used in or out of the truck on either 12 volts or 110 volts for a variety of tasks. TO SPEAK AT AVON — Sen. Paul H. Douglas (above), Illinois' Democratic senator, will speak at the dedication of the new Avon Post Office Saturday at 1:30 p.m., it has been announced by Postmaster Gillett. Sen. Douglas now is serving his third term in the U.S. Senate, having first been elected in 1948. The dedicatory address on Saturday's program will be by Frank G. Sulewski, representing the Post Office Department. READ THE WANT ADS', Circuit Judge Grants Divorce Cruelty was the charge on which Earlene A. Fox was awarded a divorce from James R. Fox in a decree signed Monday in Knox County Circuit Court by Judge Gale A. Mathers. The couple was married Feb. 11, 1956, subsequently divorced and remarried July 14, 1962. One child was. born to the first marrige and the plaintiff now is pregnant by the second marriage. Custody of the child and the child or children to be born was awarded to the plaintiff. Questions of alimony and support were reserved by the court for further consideration. The judge also signed an order in a previous divorce action, James C. Cowan versus Bertha P. Cowan. The order appointed John J. Blake, master in chancery, to execute the assignment of title to an automobile to the plaintiff. Has Fireworks; Fine Assessed A fine of $10, plus $5 costs, was levied against Elmer Earl Rury, 20, of Plainfield this morning in the court of D. Paul Nolan, police magistrate, on a charge of illegal possession of fireworks. A car occupied by Rury and another passenger was reported to have been stopped this morning on Main Street, in the business district, when the car answered the description of one which police Associated Press Assigns Mohbat To Justice Beat Joseph E. Mohbat, former Galesburg Register-Mail reporter, has been assigned by the Associated Press to cover news of the U. S. Department of Justice in Washington. Mohbat has been with the Associated Press since leaving the Register-Mail tVz years ago to join the AP's Chicago bureau. He was transferred to Washington 18 months later. The Justice Department beat includes the attorney general's office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Communications Commission, Tax Court and Interstate Commerce Commission. He and his wife reside at 24 Wellesley Circle, Glen Echo, Md. Seven Employes Leap to Safety From 2nd Floor CHICAGO (AP) - Explosion touched off flames which swept the second floor of a South Side factory Monday, forcing seven employes to leap from windows to safety. Eleven employes, including the seven who jumped from windows to the street, were injured and hospitalized. The blast and blaze occurred in the Windsor Textile Co. Damage was estimated by fire officials at $5,000. FESTIVAL STAR — Songstress, Miss Peaches Bennett (above), will be featured at the Abingdon Fall Festival with other performers in the "Possum Holler Opry." Miss Bennett and other "opry" performers will appear at the festival attraction Aug. 24. Th e Abingdon festival dates are Aug. 23-27. MR. AND MRS. HAROLD E. (JACK) JOHNSON (above) of rural ; Abingdon will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Sunday, July 7. Friends and relatives are invited to an open house at their home from 2 to 5 o'clock in the afternoon. The Johnsons were married July 2, 1938 in Clinton, Iowa, and have a daughter, Sharon Lynn, a student at Western Illinois University, and a son Mark at home. Birth Record Mr. and Mrs. Junior H. Cram er of DeLong became the parents of a son born Sunday at 8:40 p.m. at St. Mary's Hospital. He has one brother Jimmy, who will welcome him at home. The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wynkoop of Abingdon and the paternal grandpar- ets are Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cramer, DeLong. Secretary of State AFL-CIO Dead at 64 CHICAGO (AP)-The secretary treasurer of the Illinois AFL-CIO is dead at the age of 64. Maurice F. McElligott, who died Monday, had been hospitalized since June 14. McElligott was a garment maker prior to becoming active in the labor movement in the early 1920s. He held positions in the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America and the Illinois Industrial Union Council (CIO) before becoming secretary of the Illinois AFL-CIO in 1958. Pope Receives Two Churchmen From Russia VATICAN CITY (UPI) - Pope Paul VI received in audience Monday two Russian churchmen who attended his coronation. The Russians were Bishop Vladimir of Sbenigorod, the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church to the World Council of Churches; and Archpriest Vifcaly Boroy, professor of theology at the Leningrad Ecclesiastical Academy. No Arrests on Fighting Charge Police Chief William Miller and State's Atty. Donald C, Woolsey, with whom Miller conferred this morning, said no charges were filed against any of the several participants in a fight Monday night in the south part of the city. Both white and colored persons were said to have been involved. Miller and Woolsey related that their investigation disclosed that it was "50-50" in the matter of responsibility for the fracas. Set Coziahr Reunion The annual Coziahr reunion will be held July 7 at the Lincoln Park pavilion. Members were asked to take basket dinners. had on the stolen car list. There was no connection with the stolen car case, but policj observed the fireworks in the car and an arrest was made on that count. READ THE WANT ADSI Jones Not Hurt COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Indianapolis 500 winner Parnelli Jones escaped injury Monday in a collision on the Pikes Peak highway in which another driver was hurt. Up in Arms NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) —Local bowmen are up in arms in this land of Robin Hood and his merry men because of a local ban on archery in the schools of Nottinghamshire. READ THE WANT ADS! News Briefs of Abingdon Vicinity Mrs. Ella Reeder of Hammond, Ind., will arrive Thursday for an extended visi.t with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reeder. Mrs. Florence Abel is visiting her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Abel this week in Taylorville. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Way and family arrived Sunday from Kansas City, being called here because of the death of her uncle, Gerald Landon. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Griffith of Washington, Iowa, were callers in Abingdon Sunday. Mrs. Russell Davis and daughter, Rebecca of Cincinnati, Ohio, arrived over the weekend to visit Mrs. Davis' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bulkeley. She attended the reunion of her Class of '53 at the Harbor Lights Supper Club Saturday. Visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Sheridan Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. V. L. Shearer and daughters, Libby and Terry. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Robertson spent Sunday in Bartonville with their son, Clarence and fam- iiy. Greg Weaver entertained 18 of his little friends last week with a birthday party in his honor. Greg is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Weaver. Mr. and Mrs. John Noel and family of Mundelein arrived Saturday to visit his mother, Mrs. Oren Noel. On Sunday, both families attended the Boylen reunion at a Macomb park. Others attending were Mr. and Mrs. Francis Noel and Rosemary, Galesburg; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Noel and family, Wyoming and Richard Halle of Waukegan. Mrs. Al Niemi, of Evanston, the former Phyllis Martin, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Martin. The Martin's son-in-law, Russell Benjamin, from Houston, Tex., joined his wife and son today at the Martins and he and his family will remain until July 7. Breaks Wrist Mrs. Alex Sabetti returned home Monday from St. Mary's Hospital, where she was taken Friday after breaking her right wrist. Mi-, and Mrs. Eugene Bulkeley and Susan and Mrs. Russell Davis and daughter, Sunday were in Springfield, where they watched their son Dick participate in the ski tournament. He skied with his club, The Ski Kings from St. Charles. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Talmadge of Moline were recent visitors at the home of her brother-in- law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hamlin. Mrs. Richard Torgenson, t h e former Patricia Heath, arrived by plane Friday from California to attend her high school class reunion of '53 in Galesburg Sat­ urday. Mrs. Torgenson left for her home Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Day and family will arrive Wednesday at the home of his mother, Mrs. Annis Day, where they will remain until after July 4. On Friday, the Days, accompanied by Mrs. Annis Day, will journey to West Frankfort and Benton, where they will visit relatives. The Neighborly Circle meeting, which was to have been held at Mrs. R. M. Steele's Wednesday, has been postponed because of the death of Mrs. Mable Richey, who was one of the members. The meeting will be held July 12 at 2 p.m. at Mrs. Steele's home. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Turney spent Sunday in Davenport vis iting Mr. and Mrs. Jim Normoyle. Attend Parker Reunion ] Mr. and Mrs. John Martin and' Mary Belle, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Benjamin and Rusty of Houston, Tex. and Mrs. Al Niemi of Evanston Sunday were at Lake Storey, where they attended the Parker reunion. Roger Larson started work Monday as the new assistant cashier at the Abingdon Bank and Trust Co. Mrs. Mae Larson and daughter Susan left today for Cantril, Iowa, where they will visit for the next week with Mr. and Mrs. John Larson. Louis Ezzo injured his back Monday while at work and was taken to St. Mary's Hospital. Bobby, Brenda and Patricia Lowder of Banner are visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bovard for a few days. Mrs. Ronald Sandberg has started to work clerking in Shank's ladies ready-to-wear department. Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Clete Smith were Saturday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Sandberg. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lagnese vacationed last week in Wisconsin and Michigan. They spent three days camping in Wisconsin and visited Tom Williamson, Mrs. Lagnese's brother, at' Rhinelander, Wis. They also toured Porcupine Mountain and Lake Superior. While in Rhinelander, they visited a water show at Tomahawk and while there they Bells to Ring At Yates City YATES CITY - The Yates City Junior Woman's Club held its annual picnic at the Harvest Home Park. A thank-you letter was read from Mrs. Lela Webber, club adviser, for the banquet dinner and gift. : Resignation letter was read from Mrs. Paul Richardson. The sunshine committee reported that both Mrs. Willard Sackett and Mrs. Carl Duley were in the hospital. Mrs. William Norton Jr., Mrs 1 . Neal Watters and Mrs. Don Price were added to the float committee. It was decided to support the bell ringing campaign on the 4th of July at 1 p.m. and the churches in Yates City will be contacted to see if the bells could be used. Mrs. Gene Sherman, club president, reported that the club voted a donation of $5 to Little League toward the purchase of uniforms. The picnic was planned by the club's social committee, Mrs. Kenneth Runyon, chairman, Mrs. Robert Turner and Mrs. Earl Sheley. Charles J. McLennan is serving his 26th year as racing secretary at' Pimlico. chanced to meet Mr. and Mrs. Joe Doubler, former Abingdon residents. SUMMER COMFORT EXCLUSIVE NEW... WHIRLPOOL Air Conditioners 5500 to 28,000 BTU's of Cooling PARRIS Hardware 104 E. Jackson, Abingdon Cherry Time IS HERE! SILVER UMILLU BRAND fresh Fruits Top quality, delicious Silver Mill Cherries are awaiting you at our plant. Packed in your favorite 30 and 15 lb. tins with sugar. They're ripe and ready to go into your locker or home freezer now. Come in and place your orders now so you will be assured of your future supply. QUALITY and SERVICE IS OUR MOTTO FEY'S PROCESSING SERVICE BERNARD L- FEY, Owner - Phone 3447-Abingdon, III. <

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