Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 15, 1963 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Monday, July 15, 1963
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a Gqlesbum ReQlster*Moll, Galesburg, III, Monday, July 15, 1963 Nest 9 Indicated in Fire Probe at Old School By LEO SULLIVAN "It is pretty well decided that it was an accidental fire and that some unauthorized person was in the building," Fife Chief Wayne Nelson commented this morning in connection with the fire Saturday about 4 p. m. in Central School, one of the unit buildings in the former high school building on South Broad Street. Hie fire apparently started in the library on the main floor, and, in the investigation, it was reported that evidence of what had the appearance of a "love nest" was found in one of the rooms on the Second floor. A mattress, four empty beer cans, end obscene writing on the walls were said to have been found in this room. Amount of the fire loss, Nelson Indicated, was to be determined after a check with officials of School District 205. Find Old Springs Springs, which could have been a part of a couch, sofa or similar piece of furniture, were found in the immediate fire area and it was thought possible that someone could have dropped a lighted cigarette into the furniture, which resulted in the fire. Fire department officials said the fire apparently burned through the floor at the west end of the library, through the base ment ceiling, then up the wall to the library ceiling and then through to the floor of the room above. A large amount of smoke, some of which was said to have moved into the former Churchill Junior High School immediately to the north, added to the firemen's difficulty in fighting the fire. One member of the department, Dale Cozad, was overcome by smoke but was revived at the scene. Another firefighter, David Guenther, received hand and fin ger injuries when a window he was trying to open fell on it. X- r"ays were to be taken today to determine the full extent of his injuries. Call Off-Duty Firemen Equipment from the three stations, including the aerial truck, was taken to the scene and off- duty firemen were summoned to duty and reported at Central Station. Coffee and rolls were served to the firefighters by the Salvation Army. The damaged building was constructed in 1904, one year before the high school structure and was between Churchill, erected in 1866, and the high school, of which it served a part. With the completion of the new George Churchill Junior High School, the Churchill property also was utilized for high school purposes, it was stated. Use of all three buildings was discontinued in 1959 when the present new high school, at the former airport location, was opened. The Board of Education has been studying disposition of these downtown properties. At present, steps are being taken toward possible disposition of the buildings through the urban renewal program. FIREMAN INJURED — David Guenther (center), member of the Galesburg Fire Department, is shown Saturday afternoon after he was removed from the Central School building during the fire there. Guenther received injuries to his left hand and fingers caused by a falling window, which he was trying to open. X-rays to determine full extent of the injuries were to be taken. Authorities Identify Second Man Found Dead in Boxcar Identification of the second of two men found dead Friday about 6:30 p.m., in an empty boxcar in the Burlington Railroad yards here was reported to have been established this morning. He was listed as Marvin Lee Knutson by the FBI in a report on his fingerprints, with no age or address. This man had on his person what appeared to be the lower half of a court information with a typed signature, which was found to have been that of the assistant state's attorney of Winnebago County, Rockford. When the name was received from the FBI, the sheriff's department contacted the office of the state's attorney and learned that Marvin Lee Knutson, 53, was sentenced June 22 to 15 days in the county jail on a petty theft charge and was released July 5 or 6. 'Information was received a short time later from the office of the Winnebago County sheriff, giving a description of the man. A check with .the First and Puckett Funeral Home indicated that this description tallied with that of the previously unidentified man. Is Divorced Authorities here were told that Knutson and his wife were divorced and the former wife had a 1961 address in Rockford, which was just a few houses from the address listed on his court records. The sheriff said he also had a daughter in Rockford, whom he would have contact the local sheriff's office later today. Identification of one of the men as Clifford Shepard, 1*. was established early Saturday afternoon in a telephone conversation with relatives in San Jose, Calif., following a check of a letter found on the man. This identification was substantiated later Saturday afternoon. It was learned in the phone call that Shepard was released June 28 from the work farm at Greencastle, Ind. A check with farm officials added to the earlier identification, authorities said. He had 'been sentenced to' 80 days at the farm on a charge of being drunk on railroad property, farm officials said. Allison Returns to Duty Work of obtaining the men's fingerprints was completed early Saturday morning by Det. Jesse Moss Jr., who also took fingerprints from the pint bottle found in the car. This morning, Det. Sgt. William Allison, who today returned to duty after absence due to illness, reported receipt of a telegram from the FBI in Washington, D. C. The information was that a latent print taken from the bottle was that of Clifford Shepard, alias Roy Sharp, while fingerprints of the second man were identical with those of Marvin Lee Knutson. Also reported under study is the liquid the bottle contained to determine its possible relationship to cause of death, as the autop- Eight Killed Four Wrecks On Weekend By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Four automobile accidents on Illinois highways this past Weekend claimed the lives of eight persons. A survey which began at 6 p.m. Friday and ended midnight Sunday showed that at least 15 persons died in automobile accidents. A collision between an auto and a New York Central passenger train in Dudley Sunday took the lives of a Westfield man and his wife. Dead are Mr. and Mrs. John W. Clapp. Two men were killed Saturday in a three-car collision on Illinois 12 south of Fox Lake. The victims are Edward Summers, 19, of Island Lake and Edmond Bean, 23, of Lake Villa. Both were drivers of their respective vehicles. Five passengers were injured. Car Overturns Two passengers were killed Saturday when the auto in which they were riding overturned several times on Illinois 43 just south of Mascoutah, Dead are Orville Feldt, 19, and Gerald Graul, 18, both of Mascoutah. An automobile that struck a telephone pole on U.S. 45 near Muddy Lake Friday night killed two persons from Flint, Mich. Dead are the car's driver, John A. Hickmont, 18, and a passenger, Mrs. Patricia Carroll, 24. Three other persons were injured. The Weather Key to Pag* 1 W«ath«? Strip* Brown—Storm Yallow—Fate Red—Warm Bin*—Cold . County Board Head Denies Aid Fraud BENTON, 111. (UPD-The head of the Franklin County Board of Supervisors has denied charges of misusing county reMef recipients by having them work on private projects. H. Fred Holloway denied allegations he used men on county relief in a "private program for private gain" as charged by fraud investigators for the Illinois Public Aid Commission. The report was made by the special investigation unit Friday special investigation unit Friday before the relief commission dissolved itself. # A new department under the governor takes over administration of state welfare. Harold 0. Swank, executive secretary of the IPAC who will head the new Department of Public Aid, said he planned a further investigation. Holloway, who is also Benton Township supervisor, and Township Road Commissioner Roy McCarty and Kirby Webb, superintendent of township work project assignments were involved in the report. It was reported they used men on public relief for the construction of private properties, including a home. "The public aid people were fully informed at the time as to the type of program we were attempting at our people's request," Holloway said Saturday. (Continued on page 28) DRY CLEANING SPECIAL ANY GARMENTS MONDAY through FRIDAY The CLEANERS DRIVE-IN SERVICE NEW LOCATION — 262 N .PRAIRIE ST. NORTHEHN 1IXINOIS: Partly cloudy with not much change In temperatures tonight and Tuesday. A few thundershowers mainly in southwest portion tonight and over entire area Tuesday. Low tonight in the 60s. High Tuesday in the 80s. , „ . IOWA: Showers and thundershowers extreme west. Thundershowers likely tonight and Tuesday. Warmer extreme north tonight. Locally heavy rainfall southwest. Low tonight lower 60s northeast to about 70 southwest. High Tuesday middle 70s northeast to upper 80s southwest. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Partly cloudy tonight. Low in the 60s. Tuesday partly cloudy and not much change in temperature. Chance of a few showers. High in the 80s. West to northwest winds 8-15 m.p.h. becoming light and variable tonight and Tuesday. Wednesday outlook, cloudy, showers likely and not much change. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Partly cloudy to cloudy through Tuesday with a few showers or thundershowers. Low tonight in the 60s. High Tuesday in the 80s. Illinois 5 -Day Extended Forecast NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Temperatures will average 2-4 degrees below normal. Normal highs 84-88. Normal lows, 61-67. Turning cooler Wednesday or Thursday and warmer Friday or Saturday. Total rainfall should be one-half inch to one inch. Showers or thundershowers are likely Tuesday or Wednesday and again about Saturday. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 80; morning's low, 60.) Sky partly cloudy, wind out of the east. (Sunday's maximum. 82; minimum, 63; Saturday's maxirrium, 75; minimum, 67.) Sun rose today at 5:43 a. m., sets at 8:28 p. m. Humidity, 48%. RIVER STAGES Dubuque—7.3 rise 0.3. Davenport—3.8 rise 0.4. Burlington—7.2 fall 0.2. Keokuk—Missing. Grafton—15.1 fall 0.1. St. Louis—3.3 fall 0.8. LaSalle—ll .o fall 2.4. Peoria—12.1 rise 0.1 Havana—6.0 rise 0.2. Beardstown—9.6 no change. Opposes Increase WASHINGTON (UPI) - The AFL-CIO told the Federal Reserve Board Sunday that it strongly opposed any moves that would increase interest rates. AFL-CIO President George Meany said in a letter to reserve board Chairman William Martin that moves to tighten the money supply now would be "dangerous." Meany called for lower interest rates to stimulate the economy. Henry County GOP Sponsors McCloskey Talk Republicans in the 19th Congressional District and neighboring counties will hear Robert T. McCloskey (R-Ill.) tell of the happenings in Congress at a meeting Friday in Geneseo. The Henry County Young Republicans will sponsor the congressman, and will open the meeting to all party members hi the area. After his talk, McCloskey will be available for short personal visits with those attending. Birth Record Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Daryl E. Johnson, Rural Route, Seaton, a boy Sunday at 7:44 a. m. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cadwell, 1731 Meadow Dr., a girl Sunday at 5:24 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Alva Phelps, 372 W. North St., a boy Sunday at 8:24 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Smith, Pekin, a girl today at 2:20 a. m. Born at St. Mary's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Wesley B. Fritz, Rio, a girl today at 2:48 a. m. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn E. Tracy, Rural Route, Abingdon, a boy today at 4:53 a. m. Mr. and Mrs. William Reinhardt, 2215 N. Main St., Wheaton, are the parents of a girl born Sun day. She has three brothers, Rex, Fred and Shane. Paternal grand parents are Mr. and Mrs. Harold Reinhardt of near Galesburg Mrs. Reinhardt, the former Phyl lis Morrill, is the daughter of Mr, and Mrs. William Morrill of Little York. UNCLE HARRY SAYS The only sound opinions some people have about affairs are a lot of noise. GO WEST BLOODMOBIIE TO VISIT ONEIDA THE DATE . . . JULY 17 THE TIME . . . 11 to 6 P.M. THE PLACE ... AMERICAN LEGION HALL HELP THROUGH RED CROSS hive GIVE A PINT OF BLOOD HELP THOSE THAT ARE ILL BLOOD SAVIS LIVES THANKS: To The Amercian Legion for the use of the Legion Hall and to Lewis Coleman, general chairman of the Bloodmobile visit assisted by Mrs. Ruby Foster and Mrs. Eunice Dugan co- cliairman of donor recruitment assisted by members of the Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. Oscar Olson will serve as chairman of the canteen committee assisted by legion members. The Oneida Womans Club is providing food for the donors and staff. Mrs. Bud Behringer is president of the American Legion Auxiliary, KNOX COUNTY REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER Effect of Weekend Rains in Drought Areas Being Studied SPRINGFIELD (UPI) — An up-to-date report on drought condl* Hons in a group of northern Illinois counties involved in a requested designation as a "drought disaster area" was expected to foe made to Gov. Otto Kerner later today. A group of agriculture experts late Friday asked Kerner to request designation of the 27 counties as a drought disaster region. Such a designation by the federal government would authorize farmers par* ticipating in the federal feed grain ' : ~"— program to feed their cattle on grasslands that were taken out of corn and oat production. It also would authorise farmers to get low-interest government loans to buy emergency feed. Counties Listed A spokesman for the governor today said the request from a state disaster committee had been officially received. However heavy rains fell in the area during the weekend and state Agriculture Director Robert M. Schneider was in the area to judge their effect. Schneider was to report to the governor this morning about the present condition. It was learned that the 27 counties involved in the recommendation by the disaster committee were Adams, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Ford, Fulton, Hancock, Iroquois, Jo Daviess, Kankakee, Lake, Livingston, McDonough, McHenry, Marshall, Mason, Peoria, Piatt, Putnam, Schuyler, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermillion, Winnebago and Woodford. Doivntown Shops Get Ready For Sideivalk Days A festive atmosphere prevailed over downtown Galesburg at noon today when a carnival went into operation on Kellogg Street between Main and Ferris streets. The carnival, consisting of seven rides and concession stands, will operate until Wednesday when the Downtown Retailers Association will hold an annual Sidewalk Day. Merchandise will be brought out on sidewalks and "we will sell in a folksy kind of way rather than our regular method of merchandising," said association President Leo Stein. Stores will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. while the carnival will remain open later in the evenings, depending on customers. This is the third annual Sidewalk Day and its success during the previous two years has prompted the association to hold it again this year, Stein said. Only street which will be blocked for vehicle traffic for the occasion is Kellogg between Main and Ferris. Ozark Posts New Records During June Ozark Air Lines established a number of records during June, flying an all-time high number of 72,000 passengers, Francis M. Hlggins, vice president, reported today. This exceeded the best previous month by 2,000 passengers. During the past month also, passenger revenues exceeded a million dollars for the first time. A new record was established by the air line in maintaining a 53.7 per cent passenger load factor for every mile flown. Gross revenues for the past fiscal year which ended June 30 are expected to be approximately $16.3 million, a 14.4 per cent increase over the previous year, Higgins reported. Revenues from other sources are also expected to increase to $5.7 million, he predicted. The air line completed a $7 million financing program last month which included $3 million in GJA per cent convertible debentures and a $4 million long term bank loan. East Galesburg Homecoming Plans Shape Up EAST GALESBURG - Booklets for the East Galesburg Homecoming were discussed at a recent meeting of the homecoming committee at the Village Hall. The homecoming dates are Sept. 6 and 7. Business firms are being contacted for the booklet promotion. Residents desiring to help with the program were asked to contact Tom Strauss, chairman, or other committee members. Old pictures of the village are being sought for the booklet. The next committee meeting is Aug. 5. READ THE WANT ADS! Episcopalians Will Operate Parish School Grace Episcopal Church wilt begin operating a parish school Sept. 4 with classes for kindergarten and nursery children, Although the school will use parish facilities, it will be entirely self-supporting, according to Rev. George W. DeGraff, rector. St. Margaret's Guild will contribute $100 and another for $30 has been made to purchase needed equipment and supplies. The vestry has approved a loan of $400 for capita! investment. Tuition for nursery school chll- dren will be $10 per month for the nine months and $13 per month for kindergarten students. If more than, one child per school is enrolled, the tuition will be $8 per month for nursery pupils and $10 for kindergarten pupils except for the eldest. Must Be Three To be eligible for the nursery school, the child must be three or four years old on or before Dec. 1, and five years in the same period for kindergarten, Fr. DeGraff said. The kindergarten classes will run from 9-11 a.m. Monday through Friday, and nursery hours will be from 9-11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Fr. DeGraff will head the school and act as chairman of the board of education. Other board members will be Dr. Charles A. Ross, Mrs. Thomas T. Tourlentes, Miss Marion Venell and Mrs. Donald G. Cox. * Mrs. Cox will be principal and kindergarten teacher and Mrs. Henry Lewis will handle the nursery pupils. The schooling meets (lie requirements of School District 205, according to Fr. DeGraff. District 205 has no kindergarten. Private schools are operated, however, by the YMCA and Knox College. Engineers Seek Bids for Work At Dam No. 18 The Rock Island District, Corps of Engineers, will open bids Aug. 8 for resurfacing existing roadways, parking areas and driveways at Lock and Dam No. 18 near Gladstone. In line with a federal government program to provide work for small companies, only small business firms will be allowed to submit bids for the project. District officials said the project is scheduled to be completed by the middle of September. mm- mm 6 HOW TALL ARE YOU? 12 People Will Win Silver Dollars for Each Foot of Their Height. "4 All you hove to do it Register at one of the stores listed below. REGISTER MON., TUES. and WED. Nothing to Buy — Just Register. Names will be drown Wed. Evening** Published in Friday's paper. SIDEWALK DAY Farmers & Mechanics Bank Hawthorne Drug Store Barney's Lunch Badger Paint Store Jack's Supply Store Holcomb Studio Gene's Appliance Kiddie Korner Joe the Tailor Galesburg Glass Company Merchants On and Near the Square

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