Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 8, 1963 · Page 3
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 3

Galesburg, Illinois
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Monday, July 8, 1963
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*..." . -r >&Mr'® l u , AVON POSTMASTER GREETS SENATOR—Sen. Paul H. Douglas (right) la welcomed at the new Avon Post Office by George E. Gillett, postmaster. The senator spoke at the dedication Publication Subsidy Costly, Says Douglas AVON — Paul H. Douglas, Democrat senator from Illinois, Saturday accused the publishing industry of receiving indirectly "the largest subsidies of any organization in the United States/' He said their subsidies are derived through imbalanced postal rates. The 70-year-old senator spoke at Avon's band shell during the dedication ceremony of the new Avon Post Office, while the afternoon sun bore hotly on speakers and the crowd of 200. Douglas said deficits in handling second- and third-class mail forced lawmakers to approve a 6-cent postage stamp. Magazines, books and newspapers are Sent second-class, a slower but less expensive method of mailing. Third-class is used mostly for so-called "junk-mail," such as advertisements and solicitations.,,.-..:,..,..., ,.„ • , ........ The 4-cent stamp just paid'for the costs of handling first-class mail, Douglas said, but the extra penny had to be added to cover the deficit in handling the other two classes of mail. The same bill that increased first-class postal rates 25 per cent Jan. 7 also raised second-class rates. Free postage within the county of publication was abolished, and the rate per pound for second-class matter will be increased 25 per cent by steps to 1.25 cents by 1965. Rate for the advertising portion of publications goes up approximately 10 per cent a year over a three-year period and the non-advertising portion approximately 12 per cent. When a group of lawmakers tried to introduce legislation to make publishers pay a larger share of postal expenses, Douglas said, the publishers "turned loose their lobbyists," causing defeat of the proposal. "I was one of the last to give in," he said. 1 "Special interest groups who stand to gain millions can turn loose a mighty agency of propaganda," Douglas stated, "and consumers are relatively ignorant of this fact." "I must confess I sometimes feel discouraged by this unequal struggle," he added. Specifically, he said the Curtis Publishing Co. received $6 million in indirect subsidies, Life magazine $8 million, Ladies Home Journal $6 million, Time magazine, "which purports to be up on these matters," $5 million. Yet, Douglas said, it is these groups "who demand a balanced budget and who say they are against any subsidies." ' Rural Deliveries Costly The senator said the postal service is one of the three largest business organizations in the United States and one of the most efficient. He cited the fact that each year 600-1,000 cases of embezzlement are revealed in the banking industry and speculated that "6 to 10 times that many" are hushed up. Douglas said, "The known rate of embezzlement in post offices is very, very much lower." If a private corporation han died the'mailing service, he said, it would retain the highest paying operations and discard those losing services, one of which is rural delivery. Douglas said the Post Office records a $68 a year loss for each resident pn a rural route. But, he added, we do not complain since Americans believe all citizens, and not just some of At last.-.-* a lipstick that protects your lips against sun and wind newCOT /X f 24 Protects,,. gentles.,, colors your Hps in summer's most exciting shades: #150 1 refills $1.?5 prices plus la* Cqrefre* Coral *fl Carefree Pink Carefree Rose BJ Carefree Copper forefree Monde • Carefree Orange Carefree Cinnamon • Carefree Mocha Compounded by Coto4»«b» U.Si#> New Avon Post Office Dedicated AVON — Avon's new Post Office was dedicated Saturday, between numbeto by the high school band, a poem recital and speaking dignitaries. The new building is privately owned and leased by the federal government. Built of brick and masonry, the one-level structure has 2,160 square feet of interior floor space with central heating and air-conditioning. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kemper of Fiatt own the building. Beneath a hot afternoon sun 200 persons gathered for the dedication ceremony at the band shell, just around the corner from the new building. Charles A. Hempstead, Avon superintendent of schools, was master of ceremonies, with Postmaster George E. Gillett welcoming the guests. Frank 6. Sulewski, assistant to the Post Office regional director, gave the dedication address, speaking of the efficiency of post* al operations in the United States. He also explained the new ZIP- code recently put into effect by the Post Office. Featured guest was Paul H. Douglas, Democrat senator from Illinois. Senator Douglas presented the Flag to Postmaster Gillett, and it was raised above the new building by four Avon Explorer Scouts. Other speakers included Mayor Robert K. Riley and Kathleen Martens, who read "An Ode to the American Flag." Rev. Martin P. Fallon of the St. Augustine Catholic Church offered invocation, with benediction given by Rev. Perry Bishop of the Avon Methodist Church. Avon High School Band played selections under the cnection of Harold E. Ray,- and the Avon High School chorus sang under the direction of Frances E. Riley Attending the ceremony were postmasters and po?tn? workers we need," he said. f rom Galesburg, Canton, Fiatt, Sen. Douglas is chairman of the Bushnell, Lewistown, Matherville, Congressional Joint Economic Sherrard, Altona, Bradford, Fair' Committee. view and St. Augustine. ceremony of the building, which is privately owned and leased to the government. Gillett has been Avon postmaster since April 1, 1954. them, have a right to home delivery. Foresees Tax Cut After his speech the senator was at first reluctant to speak with members of the press. Later, asked about the possibilities of a tax cut, he answered, "Sure, we'll get a tax cut," without saying when. But he was against putting a man on the moon because of the expense. He said the lunar venture "will cost between $20 million and $40 million." "I think there are more important things Dr. Davis Will Retire This Fall Dr. Loyal Davjs, who was born In Galesburg and attended Knox College, will retire Sept. 1 as chairman of the department of surgery at Northwestern University's medical school. He will resign as chief of the division of surgery in Passavant Memorial Hospital at the same time, according to Dr. Richard H. Young, dean of the medical school. Dr. Davis will remain as professor of surgery, however. He has been head of the surgery department since 1932, and first joined it in 1925 as an associate professor. He was born in 1896 in Galesburg, went to Knox, then on to Northwestern, where he earned his medical degree and his Ph.D. Dr. John Beal of Cornell University will succeed Dr. DaVis in the school and hospital posts. Galesburg JtegistefrMol], Galesbura, HI.- Monday* July& 1 ^63 I 37 Foreign Students on Tour of U.S. it? «<• • v .t t Peace Corps Schedules Tests For July 20 Candidates for the Peace Corps will take a placement test in 800 sites across the nation July 20. The test will be given in Galesburg at 8:30 a.m. at the post office. The non-competitive tests must be taken by anyone interested in joining the group, and the one given July 20 will be the last opportunity for persons who hope to enter training for an assignment in September or October. Selected individuals, who are at least 18 years old, will spend 10 to 12 weeks on a college campus or at a Peace Corps camp in Puerto Rico studying the lan guage, history and culture of their host country and American affairs. The test consists of a half-hour section on general aptitude and a half-hour section on modern lan guage aptitude. Volunteers agree to serve two years, including training time. American Field Service students from 24 foreign countries started a 3-day visit in Galesburg this morning. The students, 37 of them, arrived here late last night and were met at Galesburg High School by local AFS officials and host families. During their stay in Galesburg they will tour various places of interest and be entertained at a Kiwanis luncheon, the Henry Inness farm, the Dr. Robert W. Reed home and Lake Storey. They will leave Wednesday for other parts of the Midwest on their way to Washington, D. C. From there, they will head east for a conference of this year's 2,560 AFS students and departure to their native countries. Spent Year in U. S. The students spent their senior year at American high schools in New England and the trip is designed to introduce them to regions other than those where they have lived the past year. The local AFS chapter has made arrangements for the stop in Galesburg. It is also sponsoring a third AFS student to attend Galesburg High School in as many years. Mikko Vienonen of Helsinki, Finland, is expected to arrive here late in August and will stay at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Doyle. Participating in these end-of- stay bus tours is Carlota Pinheiro Maia of Brazil, last year's AFS student at GHS, who is touring the southern part of the country. UNCLE HARRY SAYS If you want a thing well done, don't do it yourself . . . Unless you know how. GO WEST NEEDLEWORK as featured in McCall's Needlework Magazine] 7k Gifts to please everyone on your Christmas list. Tremendous holiday bright collection. * Start in July and have them finished before' \Santa packs his skigfuj . ' " ir Each Bucilla kit contains all the festive charm) and handy items needed for personal gifts or] [imaginative/home decorating. Holly ley Nelly GUI (jeweled" Sal ol 4 Valval** Oecorolion*) 'Hong oi» Trees or Poor Knob« \|l*itd M ?••)•« Manila^ 'Add• "conventional touch" and g*y*ty la your holiday party. Green fait with "iparkllng" iawelad peeked. 1269-11.991 "Jeweled'M fall "Snowflok«»W Oeilgoy "Jewalad" Christmas It— Skirt or TobU Cantar 36" 'J •adackad with gay Christmas iptrlt,thl* beauty doubles a*' a ire* skirt or tabje cantar. So aoiy.tOfdo vivft add th#/ ^spqrkllng decoratleni, all Included, 1274-»J. Hi ;Man'$ Christmas Party Vast/ {•divstebl* Sti**' Hundreds of new Ideas are here for your summer needlework. Elevator to our air-conditioned third floor. S First in Fashion MM; •A. '• , IJ«0-$3.5» "Jeweled" Sonta'i Chimney V Jftlt Moil |gg «rllh deep socket for Chfijtmgj MglJJ After JULY 4th CLEARANCE Of summer dresses (40% off) and sportswear groups (40% off) and some swimwear (30% off) plus maternity dresses and sportswear (40% off) also some white swan uniforms (40% off) and hats (very cheap) also — don't forget fur trim coats (10 to 20% off) 230 S. Main St. Galtibiirf

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