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Galesburg, Illinois
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Saturday, July 13, 1963
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Li fiTi. L i i • I - r - . -r f • > I" • - - - S»TK- - v *~ c i. • ^ • - - n J - * i- 7 ' '-\ t h 1 1 Township cers A continuing probe was promised today into the allegations of fraud investigators for the Illinois Public Aid Commission that three township officials in Franklin County used welfare recipients "for a private prbgraM for private gain." The 1PAC division of special investigations reported the results of a six- month investigation to the commission at its last regular monthly meeting Fri- The commission will be abolished when a new department takes over the administration of state welfare. The division, headed by former ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Chief Judge In District Is Selected Judge Burton A. Roeth of Canton was selected Friday night as chief judge in the Ninth Judicial District, effective Sept. 1. Selection of a chief judge was in compliance with an order by the Illinois Supreme Court that a chief judge be selected, before Sept. 1, in each judicial district to administer the Judicial Amendment when it becomes effective next Jan. 1. Present at the dinner session last evening at Soangetaha Country Club were the three circuit judges, county judges from all but Henderson County, and the Canton city judge. Decision was made to rotate the senior judge designation on a seniority basis between the three circuit judges. Judge Roeth will serve through Dec. 31, 1964, Judge Gale A. Mathers will take over for the year starting Jan. 1, 1965, and Judge Keith Scott of Macomb will begin a one-year assignment Jan. 1, 1966. Copies Supreme Court The designated judge will preside as chief judge in addition to FBI agent Richard L. Hosteny.. contended that Benton Township Fred Holloway, Commissioner Supervisor H. Township Road Roy McCarty, and Kirbz Webb, superintendent of township work project assignments, were involved. Holloway also is chairman of the Franklin County Board of Supervisors. Hafold 0. Swank, IPAC executive secretary who will head the new Illinois Department of Public Aid, said he planned a further, investigation which would include the Use of subpoenas, if necessary. Swank Plans Hearings Swank, who will become a de- Identify One Lincoln Trail V r - F ' 1 . \ - - • • < Set Aug. 3 Of Two Found in Car I portion of the Lincoln Heritage Trail will be formally dedicated Authorities today identified one I Saturday evening, Aug. 3, in Lift of two men who were found dead coin's New Salem near Peters- y r 1 • *? ^ ' SPRINGFIELD The Illinois Friday about 8:30 p.m. in an | burg, otherwise empty Burlingtort Railroad boxcar in the railroad's east Ceremonies and entertainment yards here. He was identified as Clifford are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in - - - p 1 L n. _ii * - - 1 ^ ^ fc - % J -L P L-" n • 1 , L L. --iv. Kelso Hollow, the open air thea- rii i mt.- j'i *. . , ter in the reconstructed New Sa- Shepard, 53 This was established j vm whlch ^ - - '_-L ^- • H ^ - PJ - ^~ - ^ • . L " . : • j 1 i- r v h -. ^ ^ ^ . * C ^- h - ^ r n L . . - 1 *1 ^- _r r - • H^ J ^ ; ' -1 - t 1 - i in a telephone conversation by the local officials with an aunt of ShepaTd's at San Jfose, Calif. The car was the 75th car on a 158-car train whijeh left Beardstown Thursday at il:30 p. m. and arrived here Friday at 2:37 a.m. The car had been on the receiving yard tracks throughout the day Friday, it was reported. Autopsies were performed on both bodies later Friday evening by Dr. Franz Lengh, pathologist. It was reported that the autopsies disclosed no injuries which would cause death, and no signs of violence. Some organs from each , - , - body are being sent to the state partment head when Gov. Otto criminal laboratory for chemical Kerner signs into law the creation analysis> Ms0f fingerprints of the of the new department, said he two men are being sent to the planned hearings and would inter- FBI j„ Washington, D.C., and view persons involved. photographs have been taken of 'The investigation disclosed the men. that during the months of July, Dr. Richard H. Bick, deputy August, September and October, Knox County coroner, went to the 1962, several public aid recipients scene and is continuing his in- assigned to a work project were vestigation. The bodies were used, at the request of Roy Mc- taken to the First & Puckett Fu- Carty, the road commissioner, to neral Home. construct a private residence lo- Younger Died First cated at 802 Hickman St., Benton, 0ne of the men vvas sa j<j to III," the Hosteny report said. The have been 45-50 years old and ap- report was read to the j peared to have been dead 8 to 12 commission by Murray Box, chief hours, it was reported following of Hosteny's prosecutions section, the autopsies, while the other "The records of the recorder of man's age was listed as 25-30 deeds, Franklin County, revealed and he appeared to have been that the property... was owned dead 18-24 hours, in July, 1962, by Fred Holloway, From all indications, including and was transferred by deed the their attire, the men appear to same month to Roy McCarty and [ have been transients his wife in joint tenancy for a nominal consideration," the port said. Box said Holloway sons. Gov. Otto Kerner, who will officiate at the dedicatory ceremonies, has invited Gov. Bert Combs of Kentucky and Gov. Matthew E. Welsh of Indiana to be his guests. Official delegations and other representatives from numerous communities along the trail, which follows portions of state and federal highways in the three states, are expected to attend. Wrestling on Program The program planned for the event is the kind of entertainment popular in Lincoln 's time. It will include speaking, wrestling, singing and special instrument numbers such as the banjo and guitar. Spectators will have an opportunity to see what the Lincoln- Armstrong wrestling match was like. Boy Scouts of the Abraham Lincoln Boy Scout Council in Springfield will serve as ushers. The state will have completed a number of new facilities, including rest rooms and a concession building, in New Salem State Park by the first of August. Ralph Newman of Chicago is chairman of the Lincoln Heritage Trail Council, which is planning the event. ^ • - _ ^ " I _ \ •* fc * i * r • J . x * L_# \ . T\ H • h .-r - - > L X*. r - -• • . 7 • - f - - - 1 s - . - • — I • • f - l" - J NEW PROTEXALL PLANT—Shown here Is a drawing of the new building, for whleh ground was broken Friday, to be constructed by ProtexalJ, Inc., at 77 S. Henderson St. Office, employes cafeteria, manufacturing and warehousing facilities will be provided in the new building, containing M,090 square fefci a! flA6f ipii*. The cost of the new facilities was listed a» $400,10*, with <i«iii* plctinn scheduled in mldDeeember. (Groundbreaking on page 11. )• t: Protexall to Construct New By LEO SULLIVAN Plans for threefold ex- A- pint bottle, approximately re- half-full, was found in the car. The bottle was checked for fin- bought gerprints and a check was to be materials and supplies for con- made to determine the nature of his regular duties, it was stated. The rotation plan, by seniority, is struction of the house and he, its contents, the same as has been in effect by McCarty and Webb visited the balmers the Supreme Court. in the district The name of Em- Supply Co., Westport, Conn., was blown into the glass white strip construction site frequently. Investigators had signed state- container, while a pasted to the bottle carried the "Solox." Each judge serves two counties for one year, | ments from recipients who. starting the second Monday in wor Jced QD , the house that they hand-pnnted word * ' Papers Traced September. When regular court worked there full-time and during sessions are resumed Sept. 9, fol- that time were on no work project lowing the summer vacation, | g ox sa -^ • Judge Mathers, who has presided the past year in Knox and Hen- The older man had papers, including two Social Security cards and a letter on his person. It was Say Falsified Records The report contended that Webb reported that contact was to be ^ - - 1 Ml • Pi . Al Seeks $35,000 Damages in Court Action A fall she said she suffered Sept. 11, 1962 was the basis of a suit for $35,000 damages filed this morning in Knox County Circuit Court by Frances Wall. Named as defendant was the Kroger Co. The complaint alleged that the fall resulted when slippery material was permitted to remain on the floor of the Kroger Store on North Broad Street. Damages pansion of the facilities of Protexall, Inc., at an estimated cost of $400,000 were initiated Friday as ground was broken for construction of a new building to house office, manufacturing and warehouse facilities. Presently located at 750 W. Main St., the firm's new location will be nearby at 77 is. Henderson St. The new building will provide 36,000 square feet of floor space, triple the amount of the present facilities of the firm, which manufactures uniforms, pants, shirts, jackets, coveralls and shop coats. C. B. (Kip) Norris, company president, said plans for the new building and facilities were prepared by Dynamic Methods Corp., Red Bank, N.J., specialists'in designing facilities for the garment industry. The general contract was awarded to Russell Fox of Galesburg and preparation of the grounds for start of construction A mid-December been set, is in progress, completion date has Norris stated. To Expand Payroll The building, of steel and two- tone brick construction, will provide 6,000 feet of floor space for office area and employes' cafeteria, with 30,000 square feet of for manufacturing The floor space and warehousing purposes, present building will be vacated, sought included injuries to the Norris said Personnel now totals 84 and as woman's head, body and limbs, medical expenses and loss of income from gainful business affairs and occupations, trial was demanded. A jury derson counties, will serve in War- falsified records to show that the made this afternoon with the per- ren and Fulton counties. Judge rec ipients at this time were work- Scott, who has been in McDon- on an approved project. son whose name appeared in the return address on the letter, Box said Illinois Atty. Gen. Wil- mail ed May 9 from San ^ Jose, liam G. Clark in a letter to Calif. f _ in an effort to aid in the ough and Hancock counties, will take over Knox and Henderson. Judge Roeth; who presided the Hosteny * Feb7 9 "referred to the identification, past year in Fulton and Warren, ' will be the presiding judge in No identification papers were conduct of the three officials as a dereliction of official duty." A found on the younger man. He McDonough and Hancock coun- o{ ^ letter gent t was carrying a scrap of paper i • _ + " t . 1 J i l_ _ LZ ties. which appeared to be a portion of a Winnebago County legal form, on which some Chicago names, T . . , . . Franklin County State's Atty. Jo- In the past, judges of the Ap- h ^ > pellate Court have been named r ' from wito the ranks ^ the "the""Tnv^tiga"tion addresses and telephone numbers cuit court judges as an added , , **, , 1,5 . , . — assignment along with their lo- also had been sent to ^kmm. cal work. The judicial system change to be put into effect calls for the election of Appellate Court was dragging his feet on the case judges. In some. quarters, Judge Roeth has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the higher court post. Election of the Appellate Court judges is not scheduled until 1964. were listed. A check was being At Benton, Hickman laughed made to detertnine if any clues when told about allegations he to Ws identifc y <* M be provided by any of these sources. Foiu They're not God," Hickman said of Hosteny's investigators. "Until something makes them di- , p jt , t t vine, I suggest you sqnd some- members of the switch crew. Mike by Switch Crew Discovery of the bodies was made during a check of cars by Elks Clinic for Handicapped Next Wednesday Meets Women JWOSCOW (UPI) - The official Sponsored by the Galesburg Soviet news agency Tass said Fri- Elks Lodge, the regular free clin- day that the chief rabbi, of Mos- ic for crippled children will be cow met with touring American held at St. Mary's Hospital women and described the "improvement" in Jewish life since the Bolshevik revolution. Eagles Stag Is ^wf KVisi/iwiIJi) I wll en asked about his plans. "I %3GZ Ut M \.nUXVlim n m Kfatp's nHnmAV nf Franklin body here to get the whole story to get the truth." Hickman refused to say what "the whole story' 1 was. "I refuse to answer," he said Davidson was first to note the car occupants, called to them and received no response. B. Lufkin, his fellow worker, climbed into the car and discovered they were dead, it was reported. Representatives of the special agent's department of the railroad and sheriff's office personnel participated in the investigation, Fingerprinting of the men was by the Galesburg Police Department. Wednesday beginning at 8:30 a.m Handicapped children under 21 will be examined by a Chicago physician. Physicians in Galesburg may take or send patients with orthopedic problems, including cerebral palsy. New patients must be accompanied by or have written consent from their family physician, and children under 21 are to be accompanied by parents or legal guardian. Albert F. Bradbury is local chairman for the project. Rain fa 11 Dunks G lesburg am state's attorney of Franklin I £j Members of the Galesburg Aerie of Eagles have been reminded of the aerie's annual stag picnic Sunday on the fairgrounds at Knoxville. The affair will get under wav at 10 a.m. to run County, that's my position." | j He did not elaborate. The commission authorized Cedar Fork was a raging Swank to press the investigation torrent this morning, carry- in the interim before he becomes ing 0 ff m0 re than an inch of a department head. 11 1 Revitalizes Crops way at iu a.m. through the day, Secretary Al ara ° UnCe s\v°e t Tn f ;S MoUne newspaper editor, said he tumed glad eyes Collopy guests of member he added. rainfall which fell in Gales- IPAC Chairman Jack Sundine, burg within two hours. But THE BIG QUESTION ON HEALTH INSURANCE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS: IS IT AVAILABLE? would have had the commission tQward the dark skies hold hearings on the case But, h . d f ieldg g u X p e d he said, such hearings would take , ' , QV 1mlp YES OF OMAHA at least three days and the commission was about to go out of business. Swank said Holloway Ixad contended that the construction was a training program for carpenters, and an error in bookkeeping was responsible for a mixup in the records. Swank said he received conflicting reports about whether the workers had been paid. Box said they had not been paid. down the water with little running off. A total of 1.86 inches fell by 8 a.m, with most of it falling between 6 and 8 o'clock. Several downtown stores reported flooding, but with only minor damage accompanying it. Crops Get Benefit Don Teel, Knox County farm adviser, said the rain was very welcome to farmers. He explained it was plentiful but did not fall hard enough to damage crops. Mutual of Omaha Insuranc* Co$ Call me for full information on the variety of plans for people 65 end over, offered by Mutual Of Omaha, the company that insures more than 1 million S00 thousand senior citizens* THOMAS, 809 80NDI BWG. PH. 343-8583 Gombell Maple However, the rain cover placed a damper on a number of local sporting events, forcing their postponement—including the annual Jaycee Benefit Golf Tournament at Bunker Links. w showers a week ago was substantial in some localities. , However, in much of the state, lawns were brown from sun and lack of moisture. Creeks generally were low, and the prospect for Baseball games postponed by farmers without rain would have the college been substantial deterioration of today were doubleheader between crops. Galesburg this Indications were that most of noon league Champaign and afternoon at the Knox Field, the I the northern area would accumu- American Legion game with the late at least one-half inch before Connie Mack All-Stars tonight at the soggy cloud deck passed into H. T. Custer and the Galesburg Indiana. Scrappers' girls softball contest The State Crop Reporting Serv- at Dwight Reformatory this aft- h ce said today the general rains ernoon. were "a big help" to corn and Areas west of Galesburg report- soybean crops, ed similar amounts of rain as the The July 1 forecast predicted clouds drifted eastward, moisten- production of 690 million bushels ing most of Northern Illinois. of corDj or x cent more ^ At Quincy, precipitation had j^t y^r. reached 2.25 inches by 7 a.m.,aft- Consider Disaster Aid er a slow, steady fall much of Bdbert Moats, statistician in the night. Moline had 1.06 inches charge, said the rain was too at 6 a.m., the Weather Bureau re- 1 i ate to help pastures. They have 419 E. MAIN STREET WILL CLOSED MONDAY ported. 'ideal Soaker 1 Farmers in western been hurt enough in the northern two-thirds of the state to cause Illinois I federal authorities to consider dis- JULY 1963 in preparation for our gigantic u mt MERCHANDISE SALE" STARTING TUESDAY (See larg$ Monday Night Adv.) called it an "ideal soaker," and aster relief. This consists oi fed- added that it was much needed eral release of grasslands taken for prospects for corn and soy- out of corn or oats production un- beans throughout northern and der the feed grains program. throughout central areas. Moats said the rains came at Summer has been hot and gen- a "very beneficial time" for corn, erally dry to date. Although there which is beginning to tassel and I has been some, rainfall has been could suffer a setback under j spotty. The last general round of 1 scorching heafc* with dry winds. facilities and-new equipment become available it is expected the number will reach 130 within the next year, the president related. The operational expansion, he added, is projected over a three- year period. Protexall does busi- List Bids on I Two Warren County Roads Two Warren County highway surfacing projects totaling $282,'714 were among those on which bids were opened in Springfield Friday by the state Division of Highways. One is a secondary road running five miles southerly and easterly from 3% miles south of r Monmouth. Apparent low bidder on the surface treatment was Swords & Dietz of Peoria, $204,485. The second project is a secondary road running 1.85 miles from 5 miles east and 5 miles south of Monmouth southerly. Apparent low bidder on the surface treatment was Princeville Stone Co. and Abingdon Rock Co., $78,229. Also yesterday, Jansen & Schaefer, Inc., of Pekin was apparent low bidder on a railroad subway structure carrying the Burlington Railroad over 111. 78 at Norris in Fulton County. Bid was $156,477. McCarthy Improvement Co. of Davenport was apparent low bidder on 5.84 miles of resurfacing and pavement patching along 10 miles of 111. 94 from a mile north of and Stronghurst, westerly southerly in Henderson County. Bid was $95,891. Friday's bidding session was the fifth of eight scheduled this year and was the largest thus far. Low bids totaled more than $29 million. Next bidding session is Aug. 20 at Springfield. 9 Auto Overturns Two Occupants Hospitalized . Dorothy Dixon, 38, of 113 E. Ellison St., Abingdon, was lisfed in fair condition today in St. Mary's Hospital, where she was taken by Wiggins ambulance, Abingdon, following an accident today about 12:45 a.m. on the Abingdon-DeLong blacktop road. Cecelia Smith, 38, of 101 N. Ellison St., Abingdon, passenger in the car, was in satisfactory condition at the same hospital, it was indicated. The car, according to the sheriff's office report, went off on the right shoulder, continued to the fenc line, scraped a light pole and fence post, traveled approximately 75 feet, hit an embankment, turned around and overturned on its top. The driver was pinned under the car and the passenger was tossed into the rear seat, the report stated, A report from Cottage Hospital today listed as fair the condition of Carol Skinner, 24, who was said to have declined to give her address to Trooper Roger Bowman, the investigating officer. She was reported to have been struck by a car as she walked from the driveway of Sam's Village Inn on the Abingdon road into the path of a southbound car driven by Grace Lee Rigg, 79, of Good Hope, Route 2. FOR AIRLINE and STEAMSHIP RESERVATIONS or Travel Information Write or call . Bonney Breymon 4300 MARINE DRIVE CHICAGO 13, ILLINOIS Telephone: Lake view 8-3303 ness with industrial firms nationally and does not operate at the retail level. The company, started in 1925, has never laid off an employe and has enjoyed perfect employe- management relationship, Norris said. All stock in the company is owned locally and its officers and personnel are local residents, Norris said. Started With Three The firm has occupied leased premises since it started back in 1937 with three employes in a building at 262 N. Prairie St. The company moved to the West Main Street location after fire heavily damaged the Prairie Street property Jan. 2, 1959. At the ground breaking Friday, Norris described it as 1 'quite a momentous occasion." He said it i was the company's first building and outlined expansion plans. "We felt Galesburg was the place we wanted to do our expanding," he said. He introduced Don Berman, president of Dynamic Methods Corp., and his brother C. L. (Kayo) Norris, who is associated with him in the firm. The president also paid tribute to the loyalty of the em­ ployes and the quality of their work. "I can think of no finer compliment to the community. It should serve as a stimulus to other industries," City Manager Tom Herring said. Dream a Reality Referring to the new building first having been a dream, Don Johnson, president of the Galesburg Chamber of Commerce, commented, "It is heartening to see the dream become a reality for the community. "We are happy you Galesburg in your expansion program and wish you all the success in the world," Quint Johnson, chairman of the Galesburg Development Foundation, told the company officials. Norris cited the accomplishments of his predecessor, Fred Four Galesburg Students Win Grinnell Honors Four students from Galesburg have been named to the dean's list at Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, for outstanding academic achievement during the second semester. They are Miss Ann Black, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Black of 1181 Beecher Ave,; Alan Gummerson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Gummerson of 46 E. Grove St.; Miss Sharon Owens, daughter of George E. Owens of 20 Circle Dr.; Miss Shirley Yarde, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Clyde Yarde of 800 N. Cedar. Gummerson has completed his sophomore year at Grinnell, The three women received their BA degrees at commencement June 7. All but Miss Owens are graduates of Galesburg High School. Miss Owens was graduated at Burlington. B. Coakley, who served several years as head of the firm, In response, Coakley expressed pleasure that the expansion program had become possible. He said the firm always had tried to be a part of Galesburg and was pleased that Galesburg was chosen for the firm's expansion. The Norris brothers turned the first shovel of dirt, using a plated shovel to .which was attached engraved information on the occasion. The Weather Key to Page l Weaih«r Strip* Brown—Storm Yellow—Fait Red—Warm Blue—Cold chose NORTHERN ILLINOIS — Occasional showers and thundcrshowers tonight. Sunday partly cloudy west with showers ending and becoming partly cloudy east. Not much change in temperatures. Low tonight in the 60s. High Sunday in the 70s. IQWA — Partly cloudy tonight. Generally fair Sunday. Cooler northwest tonight. A little warmer east Sunday. Low tonight 55 northwest to lower 60s southeast. High Sunday middle 70s southeast to lower 80s southwest. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Showers and thundcrshowers likely and cooler tonight. Low in tho lower 60s. Sunday mostly cloudy chance of a few showers and not much change in temperature. High around 70. Winds northwesterly 15 to ,25 m.p.h. Sunday. . GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Occasional showers and thundershowers tonight. Sunday partly cloudy. Not much change in temperatures. Low • tonight in the 60s. High Sunday in the 70s. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature 64; morning's low 65. Sky cloudy, wind from the south, Friday's high 86, low 60. Sun rose today at 5:41, sets at 8:29. Precipitation 1.86 inches. Humidity 94%. RIVER STAGES Dubuque—-6.9 rise 0.2. Davenport—3.2 rise 0.2. Burlington—7,3 rise 0,3. Keokuk—2.7 rise 0.2. Grafton—15.1 rise 0.2. St. Louis—1.3 fall 0.9. LaSalle—10.5 fall 0.2. Peoria—11.7 no change. Havana—5.7 no change, Beardstown—9.3 fall 0.1. Birth Record Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Merlin E. Rlggen, 877 Lawrence Ave., a girl Friday at 10:37 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Harding of Atlanta, Ga„ are the parents of a boy, William Roy, born Thursday. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Roy Harding, 1282 Bridge Ave. Mr. Harding is ah equipment engineer with Western Electric Co., in Atlanta. Pfc and Mi's. Gerald Price are the parents of a son born Friday at Porter Hospital, Porter, Ind. Mrs. Price, the former Kathy Knowles, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W, Knowles, 115ft N, Chambers St. NOW ORPHE COMtgftTAIiy OPEN MIRISCKCOMPANY^EDWAROIALPERSON LEMN0N SHIRLEY BIUY WOOERS TECHNICOLOR PANAVISIQN ADUIT* om est *iu fe,

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