Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 19, 1963 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, July 19, 1963
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-ft: (Safeabura Reo »stir >MaiL (Safe&bura. III. Friday, July 19, 1963 Heavy Rain, Wind Take Toll; |Ex-Galesburg Tree Limbs Hit Vista Dome Galesburg got off easy in today's early morning storm, receiving .79 of an inch of rain, compared with ether Western Illinois areas, M o 1 i n e was drenched with more than five inches while gale Winds raked the Quad-Cities area. Abingdon's precipitation was two inches including hail. Damage Was reported in Abingdon, Moline, Altona, Galva and Lewistown, while locally the street department reported a few snapped limbs on roads. Only injury reported was when falling tree limbs hit the glass Vista Dome of a westbound Burlington Railroad Ak - Sar - Ben Zephyr, two miles east of Altona. Three of the passengers seated in the dome received minor lacerations and were treated at St. Mary's Hospital. They Were Martin Hogan, 18, of Hannibal, Mo.; Mrs. Ruby Harris, 55, of Macomb, and an unidentified person. Seated below the dome compartment were Mr. and Mrs. Max Albert of Galesburg, who escaped injury. Both Galesburg hospitals were alerted and ambulances summoned on an early assumption that the injuries were more severe. The train resumed its trip after & short delay and Burlington officials were investigating the accident this morning. The tree limbs shattered the dome. Claude Westerdale and Dave Lindberg of Galesburg were engineer and conductor. Damage In Abingdon Damage estimated at $500 to $1,000 was reported at the Amer ican Sanitary Manufacturing Co., Abingdon, where more than 150 window panes were broken, About three inches of water flooded the company's storage room and lightning hit a buffing motor which resumed operating this morning. Two homes were damaged in Gatva by falling limbs. Lightning apparently struck a tree which Crushed the front porch of Mrs. A, D. Alderman of 12 SW 1st St. Ten birds were found dead beneath the tree. A falling tree also damaged the home of Mrs. Clara Barnes, 108 NE Fourth St. In Lewistown high winds ripped three tents to shreds at the Fulton County fair grounds. A half-hour rainstorm doused the community with more than two inches of rain, and electric wires JFK Asks Aid In Racial, Dropout Issues Everett Bruington, president of District 205 Board of Education, today received a personal appeal from President Kennedy urging presidents of all school boards to help in solving civil rights and school dropout problems. Bruington said that the appeal will probably be discussed at the Aug. 12 board meeting. Letters over Kennedy's signature went out July 12 asking cooperation in a massive, nationwide effort this summer to persuade young people to return to school in September and reduce the toll of dropouts. Kennedy urged the school board presidents across the nation to work actively with biracial commissions he has recommended as a means of solving issues on a community level, and to press for creation of such commissions where there are none. Knox Countyans Buy $84,322 In U.S. Bonds Knox County residents purchased $84,322 in series E and H savings bonds in June, according to E. N. Davis, county chairman of the savings bonds cornmittee. State-wide, bond sales of $27,311,469 exceeded last June's total by 4.6 per cent. In every month of 1963 purchases have been greater than those of the corresponding month of last year, Davis said. So far this year 55.9 per cent of the state's annual quota, which is $341,200,000, has been reached. Just as Easy as it looks on TV! \>LUC/TEJ' 0 No mixing or stirring • Doemt drip or fpattsr like ordinary paints M Dries in nffWteft • aean up with soap and water Ir Pays To Shop at Clay 's Cases Listed On Docket of Magistrate Failure to register an assumed business with the Knox County clerk was one of two charges listed today against Collis Simonson of Kimberly Terrace, doing business as Acme Heating Co., in the court of D. Paul Nolan, police magistrate. He was assessed a fine of $25, plus costs on this charge and $5, plus costs, on a charge of failure to obtain an electrical permit in connection with work at a Galesburg address. Two who appeared before the magistrate were sent to the county jail in lieu of bond as their cases were continued. Ed Williams, charged with aggravated assault, had his case continued to Monday and bond was set at $1,000. He was alleged Thursday afternoon to have attempted to strike Mrs. John Donaldson of 459 Harding Ave., on the head with an axe. Police reported he rented a room at the rear of the Donaldson home. He was said to have accused the woman of taking his soap powder. She told police she had completed her washing at the time and that Williams was in his room all day. Charge Intimidation Intimidation was the charge in the case against Louis A. Dilworth, 37, of Carbondale, whose case was continued for 10 days, with bond set at $2,000. Authori ties indicated the charge developed from a threat made by Dilworth against his wife, who previously had come here from Carbondale. Traffic fines of $10, plus $5 costs each were listed for Herbert R. Curtis, improper lane usage; Goldie M. Yarde of 268 Indiana Ave., and Alice Poehling of 1249 Beecher Ave., both for traffic signal violations; Willard M. Wetherford of Kimberly Terrace, following too closely; Danny L. Campbell of 1045 Mulberry St., operating a motor vehicle with no brakes, and James L. Crisman of Galesburg, speeding. and trees were downed by the gusting wind. Heaviest Storm !ti Quad-Cities The quad-cities area got the heaviest storm with wind gusts up to 70 miles an hour. During the height of the storm, the wind indicator at the airport was broken by the force of the gale Rock Island's biggest hotel, the Port Armstrong, had two feet of water in its basement and hot water units and air conditioning were out of service Deere & Co. reported its $8^ million administration building was flooded. Water was being pumped out of the basement this morning. A bridge over the Mississippi River swung sideways to allow a boat to pass during the storm when lightning hit it. The bridge stuck in its open position and the operator, Peter Ehmen, was stranded in his control booth on the bridge in the middle of the river. No Complaints From Farmers The torrential rain brought no complaints from Western Illinois farmers whose pasture lands have been drying because of a month-long dry spell broken only by light showers. The Weather Bureau said a shift of wind to the north late tonight will bring about normal temperatures for the weekend with highs 84 to 90 overnight lows 61 to 72. More showers are also expected tonight, but it is expected i to be fair and cooler tomorrow. Douglas Offers Bill to Lift Krebiozen Ban WASHINGTON (AP)-Sen. Paul H. Douglas, D-Ill., has introduced |«a resolution to permit interstate distribution of the controversial cancer drug krebiozen. The government notified the drug's maker, Dr. Stevan Durovic of Chicago on Wednesday that its interstate distributions is now illegal because Durovic withdrew a plan for distribution which was required under a new drug law. Under the Douglas resolution, the drug could be shipped to any doctor requesting it for treatment of any patient already using Kre­ biozen or for treatment of patients in the terminal stages of cancer. Appeals Board Recommends Zoning Change Following a hearing Thursday at the Community Building, St, Augustine, the Knox County Zoning Board of Appeals voted to recommend the granting of a zoning change requested by Heinold-Leland Realty and Investment Co. Involved in the request was a tract of land in Indian Point Township and located along 111. 116, west of the 116-41 junction. The land was under "C" District, farming, classification and the request was for "G" classification which would permit its use for any purpose not in violation of the nuisance status. The land is planned for use as the location of a hog market and hog buyer's station, according to the petition. It will serve only as a receiving station and there will be no slaughtering on the premises, it was stated by Jack R. Kirkpatrick, who was present at the hearing. Girl Slain By Boyfriend A former Galesburg girl, Tonnia Kay Milburn, 15, was shot and killed Wednesday while her 5-month-old daughter, Stephanie, slept in a nearby bassinet. The victim was staying with a sister, Mrs. Marcia Allison, 29, of 2142 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis, Ind. Police said she was shot by Dorsey Dixon, 18, described as a boyfriend. Dixon" said the shooting occurred when the girl grabbed for his gun during a scuffle. He is being held on a preliminary charge of murder,. Police were called by occupants of a neighboring apartment, and found her on a blood-soaked bed with a bullet wound in her neck about 10 a. m. Wednesday. Mrs. Allison told police Dixon was on the front porch of her residence when she left for work at 6 a, m. Surviving besides the daughter and sister is the victim's mother, Mrs. Ioda Milburn, 205 Ohio Ave., Galesburg.. Funeral services are pending at Hinchliff and Pearson Funeral Home. Commutation Rail Committee Gives Report To President WASHINGTON (AP)-A special six-member fact-finding committee delivered to President Kenneday today its report on the facts and issues in the railway work rules dispute. The report is to be sent to Congress Monday, along with Kennedy's proposals for legislation to block a nationwide rail strike. The committee, headed by Sec-< retary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz, entered Kennedy's office without making any comment. It completed the report Thursday night, with help from a staff of Labor and Commerce department aides. Birth Record Canton Man CHICAGO (UPl)-A committee of lawyers has been formed to seek commutation of a death sentence for Lloyd Eidon Miller, a former cab driver convicted of the 1955 rape-slaying of Janice May, 8, Canton, 111. <®L Attorney George Lelgmon said the lawyers would serve without pay. He said they will seek to have Miller's death sentence commuted on the basis of new evidence and then ask for a new triah • 'f • Execution Stayed Gov. Otto Kerner granted Miller a stay of execution Wednesday. The former Canton cab driver was scheduled to die in the electric chair on Aug. 23. Kerner also sundpned the state Pardon and Parole Board $6 an extraordinary session Aug. 12 to hear a new petition for executive clemency on behalf of Miller. Leighton said Thursday the committee would be composed of Attorneys Willard J. Lassers, George Pontike, Seymour Bucholz and Edwin H. Conger, all of Chicago. Miller's original attorneys, William Malmgren of Canton and George Muth, Cuba, 111., will also join the group, Leighton said. Crazy, Mixed-Up Baby Turtles Needed a Drink MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP)-A small army of newly hatched, mixed-up loggerhead turtles crawled the wrong way and almost wound up in a barroom. About 100 of the turtles dug out of the sand where they had hatched. Instead of crawling right into the sea, as baby turtles are supposed to do, they walked away from it. When patrolman James Kelly saw theirf Thursday, they were crossing ocean Drive toward the Turf Bar. Before policemen could point them in the right direction, about 20' were squashed by motorists. MONEY MEN MEET-Stat* Treasurer William J. Scott (right) exchanges bucks with Joe Anderson, who was elected treasurer of Premier Boys State at Springfield this year. At left Is Robert Johnson, who with Anderson was sent to Boys State by Galesburg Rotary Club. Scott ad* dressed club yesterday and the boys, sons of Rep. and Mrs. Raymond Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. Q. F. Johnson, appeared to express their thanks to the club. Not Candidate, Says Scott Employment in Illinois Hits All-Time High CHICAGO (AP)—Nonfarm employment in Illinois reached an all-time high of 3,642,000 in June, the State Department of Labor announced Thursday. June was the 20th consecutive month in which employment was higher than the previous month, Director Robert R. Donnelly said. He said the June figure was 35,000 higher than May, 26,500 higher than the previous June, and 14,800 above the previous high reached in December 1962. Average $100 WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Labor Department reports that factory workers weekly pay averaged slightly more than $100 in June for the first time in U.S economic history. The nation's 12.5 million factory production workers averaged $100.60 for a 40.9-hour work week, the department said Thursday. The total included three hours of overtime at premium pay. Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Roger C. Seiboldt, Victoria, a girl today at 5:07 a. m. Born at St. Mary's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wolfe, 43 W. Fremont St., a girl Thursday at 5:16 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Mahnesmith, 362 N. West St., a boy Thursday at 6:10 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Jacobs, 355 Jefferson St., a girl Thursday at 7:06 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence W. Downard, 1123 S. Pearl St., a girl today at 4:23 a. m. Go for Visit, Nephew Dies RIO—A visit with relatives in Cutler by Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Rednour of Rio turned into attendance of a funeral for a nephew. Billy Ray Jennings of Pomona, Calif., was visiting the same relatives, and was out for a drive with a* companion when their car overturned and burned. The companion was thrown clear of the car, but is hospitalized and remains in serious condition. Mounting Traffic Death Toll Alarms County Safety Council Concern was expressed at Wednesday night's meeting of the Knox County Safety Council over the traffic death toll so far this year in Knox County. Currently the count stands at 14, three more than during all of last year and matching the high figure for any of the past 10 years. State Treasurer William J. Scott Thursday affirmed his denial that he would seek the Republican nomi nation for governor next spring. "One of my campaign promises was that I would serve a full four-year term," the 36- year-old Scott said. "And besides, I like being treasurer." Scott has been mentioned along with Secretary of State Charles F. Carpentier, Cook County GOP Chairman Hayes Robertson and Cook County Sheriff Richard Ogilvie as possible candidates, along with Charles Percy, Chicago industrialist, who has already announced. Scott and Ogilvie both have said they would complete their terms, and Carpentier is to announce his plans at East Moline Aug. 4. Scott met with a number of bankers and political leaders in Galesburg and Monmouth yesterday. Earlier he addressed the Galesburg Rotary Club at the Custer Inn, pointing out the necessity for businessmen to help maintain favorable financial and industrial climates. Using his own office as an example of how businessmen can help, he said millions of dollars have been saved through sound business and finance methods worked out with the counsel of business and professional people. Payroll Reduced His first move after taking office in January was to ask banking firms to make a job analysis of his office which enabled the elimination of 70 positions. "They haven't been missed," he said, "and I'm afraid maybe the same situation may exist throughout our state government." After having an auditing firm make a financial study of the office, Scott continued, deposits of state funds bearing only one per cent interest were rede- posited at 2V2 per cent, earning more than a million dollars a year for the state government. This is more than enough to pay for the operation of the treasurer's office, he noted. Scott said he had also instituted a. policy of investing some of the state's long term deposits into the banking system, where The Weather Kty to Page, 1 Weathet Strip* Brown—Storm Yallow—Fair Had—Warm Blue-^Cold CLAY'S 41 S. Prairie WAUPAPfR PAINT 343-5517 DRIVE-IN THE CRAZED LOVE OF A PREHISTORIC GIANT FOR A RAVISHING TEEN-AGE GIRL! SATURDAY 1 DAY ONLY JTriE NAME WRiTfEN IN Bl9dBJ ARCH UAU. JR„ MARILYN MANNING RICHARD KIU(>i«l«.iitti ; u0 WILLIAM WAITERS ui tit um asasin "THf PAY OF THE TRIFFIOS" phis and "THE CHOPPERS" With much of the normal vac& tion travel still in the offing, along with the usually heavy Labor Day and Christmas holiday travel coming up, the safety group voiced alarm that, at the present rate the year's final total could surpass previous figures by wide margin. What can be done to make motorists more safety conscious and what steps could be taken to further promote safe driving comprised part of the council's discussion. Plans were discussed to invite PTA safety chairmen of school organizations outside Galesburg to attend council sessions. These plans also include invitations to local service and luncheon clubs to be represented at the meetings. To Sponsor Demonstration Action was taken to become one of the sponsors of a two - day event, "Fire Tower Demons," to be held here Oct. 17-18, under the direction of the Galesburg Fire Department. The program was outlined at Wednesday night's meeting by Fiye Chief Wayne Nelson. A report was received during the meeting on the recent bicycle safety campaign, sponsored by the Altrusa Club and promoted by the safety council. The 10 trophy winners were listed as Steve Rooney of 1115 Pine St., Douglas School; Andy Odell of 922 Jefferson St., Ronnie Cooper of 1142 N. Academy St., and Steve Hoffman of 1103 Clark St., all of George Churchill Junior High School; Gary Suydam of 1313 Lombard St., Lombard Junior High School; Patricia Hardgrove of 432 Irwin St., and Trudy Loveland of 563 Phillips St., both of St. Joseph Grade School; a set of twins, Ronald and Beverly Melton of 373 N. Chambers St., Hitchcock School, and Kim Bliss of 544 Irwin St., Farnham School, who was reported to have been the tops in safe bicycle riding among all who had been observed by the campaign committee. FBI to Probe Teargas Bomb At Kankakee KANKAKEE, 111. (UPI) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation entered the investigation today of a teargas bomb explosion at .a plant doing government work. The bomb exploded Thursday at the Gould National Battery plant and injured plant manager; Robert Leupold and personnel manager Oscar Carlson. The company makes batteries for submarines, sheriff's police said. The company's 15 plants across the nation have been struck by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Twelve of the plants, including Kankakee Local 963, have been shut down since June 12. UNCLE HARRY SAYS Drive in banks were established so that the cars could see their real owner. GO WEST NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Thunderstorms tonight ending and turning cooler late tonight. Locally heavy rainfall amounts likely tonight. Saturday fair and cooler. Low tonight in the 60s. High Saturday in the 80s. IOWA: Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms in east portion tonight. Little temperature change. Low tonight 60s north to near 70 south. 'High Saturday 80s north to 90s south. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Thunderstorms likely and turning cooler tonight. Low in the 60s. Saturday mostly sunny and cooler. High In the 80s. Southwesterly winds 15-25.m.p.h. becoming northwesterly late tonight and Saturday. Sunday outlook fair and pleasant. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a thunderstorm by late evening. Thunderstorms tonight ending and turning cooler by midnight. Fair and cooler Saturday. * Low tonight mid 60s. High Saturday in the 80s. Illinois 5 -Day Extended Forecast NORTHERN ILLINOIS': Temperatures wiU average near normal highs of 84-88 and lows of 61-67. Cooler Saturday, warmer Sunday and cooler again about Wednesday. Rainfall will total one-tenth to one- half inch in scattered showers. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 83; morning's low, 66. Sky mostly cloudy, wind out of the southwest. (Thursday's maximum, 90; midnight, 76.) Sun rose today at 5:46 a. m., sets at 8:26 p. m. Humidity, 70%. RIVER~STACES Dubuque—7.4 rise 0.2. Davenport—4.7 rise 0.7. Burlington—7.3 fall 0.1. Keokuk—2.4 fall 0.2. Grafton—15.3 rise 0.1. St. Louis—3.8 fall 1.4. LaSalle—11.8 rise 0.4 Peoria—12.2 rise 0.1. Havana—6.5 rise 0.4. Beardstown—9.4 no change. they, can not only bolster local economy but earn approximately half a million dollars for the state. Observing a tendency for more people to look to governmcjnt for more services, Scott said society must decide whether it is willing to limit its demands to the extent it is willing to pay for them. Lauds Morrison Scott yesterday paid tribute to Leo W. Morrison, former Galesburg treasurer and mayor, who' is head of the warrants division in the state treasurer's office. Morrison holds dowr. "one of those soft political jobs" which on a recent day saw him put in 12 hours processing some 10,000 warrants more than had ever been issued by the office in a single day, Scott said. Noting that all treasurer's office employes are required to be fingerprinted and take lie detector tests on their background, Scott quipped that Morrison had "one of the most .beautiful tests you could ask for." Scott, who resides in Evanston with his wife and two small children, was a Chicago banker before his election. He also is a lawyer and was a special assistant federal attorney assigned to clean up the Calumet City scandals in 1959. At Kent Law School he was a classmate of Knox County Judge Daniel J. Roberts. LOOK! CANVAS OXFORDS, SLIP-ONS Close-Out Reg. $4.95 Only 1 88 "Galeiburg 's Style Center" S4 So. Seminary St. ., BARBECUES MEETING NOTICE Local 1274 AFSCME AFL-CIO will meet in regular session Tues., July 23,1963 at 7 P.M. and 11 P.M. at the V.F.W, Hall, 54 S. Cherry St. Speaker will be Roger Fraier, Int. Rep. Mrs. Grace I. Thoureen, Pres. • Barbecues • Picnic Tables • Screened in Porches • Backyard Screening Fences ALL AVAILABLE WITH KIRK'S General Contracting Service Regardless of your building or remodeling needs our complete Contracting Service will do it for you. Complete costs estimates on labor and materials. 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