Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 16, 1963 · Page 3
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 16, 1963
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h - J j" Jj.- -_r L ^ / ^ - r 4 1 . 0 ^i? R1 ^ G f IE P» 111 1 AP > ^ 0ov < Otto Kftrnw «, weighing a plea by city officials that he veto a bill catU ing for ari increase in minimum salaries for police and firemen. v . fj 8 ? is Peering a request that he strike down a bill which would prohibit .cities from merging the r ^ r , i - ^ duties df police and flrehieti. Economy ani home rule were cited Monday by a delegation to Kerner as reasons that he should veto the bills. The delegation, headed by A.L. Sargent, executive director of the Illinois Municipal League, conferred with the governor about a half hour. "We had a very pleasant audience with the governor and we're very hopeful he will see things our way, M Sargent said. nations, but we have to come running down here tp Springfield to ask him to veto a bill on city salaries/' Mayor Benjamin Schleicher of Rockford said th« salary bill would cost Rockford about $320,000 a year, "We simply can't afford it," Schleicher said, "We have a balanced budget now. If the bill becomes law, we'll have to levy a utility tax," Mayor Robert Day of Peoria He said Kerner told the group SI A TT« ° f that he probably will not receive P° lcemen s fand firemen's duties, the bills for another two weeks !£S SJfS^T .!T? and that he plans to talk with T u h J S CI ? citther « representatives of police and Kre duc its (lte ^rtment staff or levy a utility tax. Day said tha f Peoria has saved men before reaching a decision. The governor has 10 days after " ,000 must act on it. i > 9 - * r r P i >- J i r ' ,1. / x 1 HOW NOT TO SINK - Camp Shatibena is full of girts this week—101 of them—all participating In the Joys of outdoor in cabins, .the girls participate In a number of educational hobbles including boating skills. Above, camp counselors Marllee Anderson (with cap) and Barbara Doss are the guinea pigs in a girls and two males—tiny John Michael Helford Jr. and his father, camp director John Helford Sr. The YMCA*sponsored camp this year attracted campers from Macomb, Bushnell, Abingdon, Farmington, Elmwood and other communities* boating demonstration. Watching them are 16 A similar camp for boys was held last week. Cite Home Rule ing some of the duties of its \ lice and firemen a year ago. The city officials said that their Under the bill, a city now oper- municipalities could not afford ating an integrated program 1964 mum wages. They said they also hold a referendum on whether'the system should be continued. Cities wanting to install such resented the state's setting sal aries of city employes. This is an infringement on j a program would have to hold 1964 nold of Decatur. "We'd be here In 1961, Kerner vetoed a bill fighting this even if the bills calling for hikes in minimum wouldn't cost us a penny." wages of police and firemen. He B.G. Cunningham, village pres- said at that time, however, that ident of Park Forest, added: he would consider signing a simi- "The, governor wants mayors lar bill in the future if cities to take over in civil rights nego- failed to pay adequate salaries. V vv H INCH LI W e, PEARSON FUNERAL HOME am/ CHAPEL 287 NORTH BROAD GALESBUftG V V t \ By All Standard % COME AND COOK IT Before the cooks can for outdoors. Figure conscious girls forget their spread the word among Itl Camp Shaubena regimen during the weeklong stay at the YMCA camp since most of the extra calories would be campers to "come and get H," they have to con coct nutritious meals for the outdoor enthusiasts i all girls 7 to 15 years old* Above, chefs Mrs. Ruby Woolsey (left) and Mrs. Myrtle Bale are Funeral service/is a highly personal matter. Who should provide it is a decision that belongs . . . legally, ethically r and morally . , . to the family concerned. No one, under any circumstances, has the right to dictate the family's selection of a funeral director. V V preparing a table d'hote for campers whose ap- Carmen petftes usually expand once they leave the city absorbed by the increased sport activities. Volunteer girls assisting the chefs are (left to right) Marta Anderson, Sherry Stripe and Cynthia h + f7\ r Traffic Death Inquest Set Northeastern An inquest is scheduled for tonight at 7:30 into the death of Mrs. Jlllfiols KCcll 'S Dorothy Dixon, 38, 401 S. Jefferson St., Abingdon, who was in a one- car accident at 12:45 a.m. Saturday on the Abingdon-DeLong road. I nvm Mrs. Dixon died Monday at 6:15 p.m. in St. Mary's Hospital, if 1 Hill where she was taken after the accident. This brings the traffic death toll for 1963 to 14, the number killed during the entire year of 1962. A passenger, Mrs. Cecelia Smith, 38, 101 N. Ellison St., Abingdon, was listed today in satisfactory condition. She is a patient at St. Mary's Hospital. Mrs. Dorothy Eielene Howard Dixon was born April 1, 1925, in and a daughter, Joyce JoAnn, all at home. She is also survived by a brother, Harley Eugene Howard of Abingdon, and two sisters, Mrs. Russell Bushnell of Hermon, and Mrs. Robert Hillyer of East Galesburg. •I Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Larson Funeral Home, Rev. Francis Samuelson of MEMBER, THE OftMl Of THE 60UX* Abingdon, where she attended schools, and was graduated from Galesburg High School. She was married to James D. Dixon in Burlington, Iowa, May 9, 1946. He survives along with two sons, James R. and Jerold D., Friends call Wednesday may evening. Burial will be Abingdon Cemetery. READ THE WANT ADS1 AND WE MEAN IT By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sharp early mornirfg thunderstorms struck northeastern Illinois today and storm-breeding heat and humidity blanketed the state. Temperatures moved up toward 90, and the Weather Bureau said they might reach 95 in the south. Chicago's South Side and western suburbs got the brunt of the storms thai; dumped 2.19 inches of rain at Midway Airport in six hours prior to 7 a.m. Ligutning Fires Homes Lightning set fire to at least two homes, forcing the families of William Patten and Mrs. Harry Shaw to flee. None was injured. Firemen estimated $400 damage to the Patten home at 5752 S. Morgan and $5,000 to the Shaw home at 615 N. Lockwood. The storm downed power lines and caused several more small fires in western and southwestern suburbs, The police radio of suburban Addison was knocked out briefly. A funnel cloud was sighted over Tinley Park at 4 a.m., prompting a 2 I /2 -hour tornado alert, but the twister evidently did not touch down. Over # Women s iris # Shoes PAIR WHITES—BONES—TANS—TWO-TONES GALESBURO. ILLINOIS 228 I Main Phone 342 2013 East St. Louis Negroes Delay Demonstration EAST ST. LOUIS, 111. (AP) Negroes have postponed a denv onstration against alleged job discrimination in* city government until July 24. The demonstration was planned for Wednesday morning. A spokesman for the Citizens Civil Rights Committee said the postponement would give Mayor Alvin Fields a chance to study the problem. "We want to do what's right, but we are definitely going to continue our fight for employment,* 1 said Welbon Phillips, chairman of the committee. The East St. Louis City Council passed an anti-discrimination law for city employment last week. Phillips said his group would not accept what he called token integration of city jobs. Gofesbur Warn (sfer-Maff. Gdtesburi Tuesda * J i -PT . jr. • t -fir* ^+Tfc Sun By LARRY REID For 2:19 minutes Gales* burg residents could risk their eyesight by observing a partial eclipse of the sun July 20 Without proper protective devices. The spectacle, a 17 per cent eclipse of the sun, will occur over the entire state of Illinois between the hours of 3:26 and 5:45 p,m. Those living in a 60-mile-wide path stretching from Anchorage, Alaska, across Canada's Yukon, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec to Bar Harbor, Maine, will be exposed to a total eclipse of the sun. The National Society for the Prevention of Blindpess, Lions Clubs, eyes specialists and others join in warning that there is no safe method of looking directly into the eclipse without risking incurable burns. of the retina from infra-red rays of the sun. The State of Utah alone counted 31 definite cases of eye burns after the September 1960 eclipse. An estimated 75 children suffered retinal burns in the State of Washington during the same eclipse. A solar eclipse results when the moon, passing between the earth and the sun, hides all or part of the sun from view. Television Safest Authorities say that the July 20 eclipse should be observed over television as. the safest method. An image of the eclipsed sun can be projected through a telescope or binoculars onto a white screen. A simple eclipse viewer can be created from a piece of card* board: Punch a round hole in the sheet of cardboard so the sun's ray are focused through the tiny hole onto another cardboard or similar white surface. Authorities say not to look at the sun through the tiny hole as this only intensifies the rays of the sun and the danger of permanently damaging vision. The Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness pointed out that there arc no filters generally available through which it is safe to view the phenomenon. Sun glasses, photograph negatives, sooted glasses and welder's glasses are inadequate to prevent eye damage, the society related. The society emphasized that one should never use optical devices such as telescopes, or binoculars in viewing an eclipse. They serve only to magnify and burn. Felt No Pain Those persons who suffered eye damage from previous eclipses felt no pain, but all experienced permanently blurred vision. They could never read again because their finest point of vision was burned. The society pointed out this is known as a macular burn. It is as if a person would try to thread a needle with a fist in front of his eyes. He can see round the fist but it always remains directly in front of his eyes so that he never sees the center of anything Oft which he f<ttit§«i his eyes. Because the temporary ' light" accompanying an ectfp*e minimizes the "daiste" effect people feel mote secure since they feel no pain while observing the spectacle. The eye burning power of the sun however, is not only undiminished but actually amplified, since the pupil of the eye dilates slightly in this "twilight" and allows more of the damaging rays to strike the retina of the eye. the society said. Young persons, the society said, are much more susceptible to injury "since the transmissibility of the lens to the sun's rays is highest in theni. These arc exactly the same rays which emanate from the flash of an atomic bomb and have caused retinal burns in individuals viewing an atomic flash without adequate eye protection. Persons wishing to photograph the eclipse should be sure that their equipment is safe for sighting and focusing on the sun. Filters are needed on many typcf of cameras or they may be hazardous, the society concluded. The Indus- No Shift Work LONDON (UPI) trial Welfare Society, which recently made a survey of nightshift workers and their families, today reported the most provocative they received came from a wife who snapped: "My next husband won't do shift work." about the Well, you'll see the welcome light soon enough with a low-cost checking account at our bank. 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