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Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, July 25, 1963
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Jury Probe of Bank Postponed The case of the First State Bank of Westmont will not go to the DuPage County grand jury until federal officials complete their investigation. DuPage County State's Atty. William J. Bauer planned to present his case Monday in Wheaton, alleg ing that state laws were violated during events leading to the closing of the bank by the state May 16. It was put into liquidation May 24 after a week of trying to save the bank by state officials and stockholders. Chief stockholders included Norman Weaver and Lawrence Stickell of Galesburg. Bauer said yesterday after talking with Frank McDonald, first assistant U. S. district attorney in Chicago, that any action by the county could hurt the federal case. It is still being prepared for presentation to a U.S. grand jury, McDonald said. It was pointed out that violations of state banking laws are considered misdemeanors, but violation of federal banking statutes are considered felonies. No Time Estimate Bauer intends to continue conferring with federal officials, and said he will co-ordinate his activities with them. He declined to say how long it may be before the county grand jury looks into the bank closing. The possibility of a third grand jury entering the case still looms. Cook County officials are interested in how about $1 million worth of collateral was removed from Crest Finance Co. and how it appeared in the Westmont bank. Stickell has said in Galesburg that the collateral deal was nothing but a pure sale of the paper from Lester A. Brock of Deerfield and the bank. Stickell said BERL Wotch Crystals NORD Replaced JEWELERS in 30 Minutes. Official C.B.&Q. and Santa Fo Watch Inspector 314 E. MAIN ST. Located E. Mario Shop Brock purchased the loan firm and then sold the paper to the bank. However, former Crest officials claim Brock did not have title to the collateral, and consequently could not dispose of it. Bond Deadline Today was the deadline for Stickell to file a $175,000 corporate bond as executor of the estate of Clara Beacham Swanson, who died July 23, 1961. In a directive by Judge Daniel J. Roberts, July 15, in Knox County Court, Stickell was given 10 days in which to file the additional bond. The will did not require surety by the executor, but Stickell filed a $100,000 non-surety bdnd at the time of his appointment. The $175,000 bond bad not been filed at noon today. Judge Roberts said that the bond could be filed anytime during the day with the county clerk, even though there was no court session today. Stickell has been ordered to appear in court here Monday for two hearings. One is to show cause why he should not be removed as executor of the Swanson estate. This action was initiated by First Christian Church of Monmouth, one of the beneficiaries. .The second hearing will be on an order for him to show why he should not be held in contempt of court. This action resulted from his failure to appear in court July 15 on a report he had filed in connection with the estate. He was arrested on the contempt charge July 17 and was released the following day on $10,000 bond. The hearing on the estate report was ordered at the request of Knox College, also a beneficiary, claiming that some of the estate's assets were not accounted for. Former Village Official Placed On Probation CHICAGO (AP) — A former president of the village of Hazel Crest, John G. Cossidente, 47, who was convicted of official misconduct and running a confidence game, has been placed on five years probation. Judge George B. Weiss of Criminal Court imposed sentence Wednesday and also ordered Cossidente to pay the village $1,500. Cossidente was convicted June 6 of pocketing $1,500 from the $5,000 the village paid for a road grader in 1961. Cossidente resigned Feb. 7, a week before he was indicted. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! Republicans Schedule two Sessions CHICAGO (VPl) - Illinois Republicans will huddle in two groups Friday- to work on problems left hanging when the legislature adjourned four weeks ago —reapportionment and the Budgetary Commission chairmanship. The Republican State Central Committee will meet to nominate 10 members for the reapportionment commission and a newly formed committee of Republican state senators will map strategy to keep state Sen. Everett Peters, R-St. Joseph, as budgetary chairman. Democrats Meet Tuesday The state's Democrats will nominate their 10 reapportionment commission members at Springfield Tuesday. Gov. Otto Kerner will appoint five Republicans and five Demo* crats to the commission, from the lists submitted by the two parties. Republicans have served notice they intend to challenge Kerner's veto of the legislature's reapportionment bill before the Illinois Supreme Court. A circuit judge at Springfield upheld the legality of the veto last week. Three Republican state senators organized their colleagues in the fight to retain Peters against apparent opposition from Democrats and some House Republicans. House GOP Leader W. J. Murphy, Antioch, has said flatly he wants the chairmanship and claimed he has enough votes on the commission to win it. The Budgetary Commission will elect, or re-elect, its chairman at Springfield Aug. 5. Auto Production Sets New High Mark in 1963 DETROIT (AP) - U.S. auto makers, who have been setting production and sales records with regularity, reported today their output of 1963 model cars has reached an alltime high. Vehicle No. 7,130,001 rolled off the assembly line either late Wednesday or on an early shift today, breaking the alltime model high of 7,130,000 set with the 1955 cars. Observers agreed the industry would turn out an additional 210,000 cars before all assembly line operations are halted by mid-August for the changeover to 1964s. That would set the final 1963 model run at 7,340,000. It was impossible to tell just which of the auto assembly plants across the country turned out the history-making vehicle. Galesbura Reaister-Mail, (aolesbura, 111.' Thursday, July 25,1963 1 1ii Church Leadership Needed In Civil Rights Struggle The church must play a leading role in the fight for civil rights, Dr. Luke Willis Mingo, president of the Baptist State Missionary and Educational Convention of Illinois, told delegates this morning at East Main Street Congregational Church. Other organizations such as the NAACP, the National Urban League, the Congress of Racial Equality, the Southern Christian Leadership Council and the Stud e n t Non-violent Coordinating Committee arc actively engaged the civil rights battle. The in church, he said, too, should join the fight and lead in meeting the social and spiritual needs of the Negroes, not follow. Negroes of yesterday were not faced with national and international problems that today's Negroes face, he said. "What will our youth think of the church and the ministry when the fight is over, the victory has been won, and we have been in the background and our voice has not been heard?" he asked. Lists Responsibilities He listed a number of responsibilities of the church. The church has the responsibility of revealing Christ through convert sation and conduct. The church also has the responsibility o( doing the will of God, and accom* plishing its mission. This evening's speaker at East Main Street Church was to hav« been Dr. Robert Wilson of Jack" sonville, Fla., correspondent sec* retary of the National Baptist Convention of America, but h« was unable to attend sessions. A substitute for Dr. Wilson was not announced. The convention will conclude Friday evening with an address by Rev. F. P. Piper of Chicago. TO BE MADE IN GALESBURG—Harold L. Bourdon (left), man. ager of Outboard Marine Corp. Gale Products Division, examines Lawn-Boy power mower, manufacture of which will begin at Gale Products In October. Shown with him at O. M. C. headquarters in Waukcgan is Richard Larsen of Minneapolis, one of the top Lawn-Boy distributors in the country. Mower manufacture is being switched to Galesburg from O. M. C. plant at Lamar, Mo., which is being closed. Constitution 'Color-Blind/ Baptist Church Group Told By LARRY REID "Color-blind" was the way a Negro speaker described the Constitution of the United States in an address Wednesday night on racial problems at the Baptist State Missionary and Education Convention of Illinois at East Main Street Congregational Church. Addressing delegates on the theme, "Our. Freedom," Mrs. William McMurray of Birmingham, Ala., president of the North American Baptist Union, said that she has faith that the Constitution will eventually be enforced. In describing the Constitution as "color-blind," Mrs. McMurray apparently was referring to an old Supreme Court ruling which altered the effect of the Fourteenth Amendment. (See editorial on page 4.) The foundation of freedom, she said, is that all men are created. Man, she continued, cannot be free unless he recognizes the truth that he is not the sovereign, independent lord of creation. When man thinks of himself as God he falls to worshipping him self. "Our concept of God is how we regard our fellow man," she related. All Men Equal A second point to make, she said, is that all men are created equal. All human blood is the same, white or Negro; there are similarities in the skin of both races, and there is no difference in mentality due to biological inheritance. All men are equal before God, she declared. She cited revolutions in Asia -THE END!- MOST OF BOWMAN'S WARM WEATHER DRESS AND CASUAL FOOTWEAR NOW OUT ON RACKS AND TABLES AT THE LOWEST - POSSIBLE PRICES! 97 WOMEN'S LIFE STRIDE, AIR STEP and RID CROSS Save up to $8 • pair 3 97 FIATS GLAMOUR DEBS ROBINETTE Reg. to 8.99 97 BUSTER BROWN ROBIN HOOD Reg. to 8.99 WELL WORTH THE TIME TO SHOP BOWMANS THIS WEEK! STILL PLENTY OF SHOES . . . PRICED TO SELL OUT TO THI LAST PAIRI OWMOM HILL ARCADE BLDC. 342-1313 GALESBURG, ILL. and Africa as examples indicating the end of white man's superiority. All people must have freedom if the United States is to be great, she continued. Another point she stressed was "that we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, life and liberty." It is wrong, she said, to murder an individual's liberty. When his liberty is taken away, he is no longer a man. Nationwide Problem The racial problem, she stated, is not one of a sectional nature, but encompasses the entire nation. She cited a number of the trouble spots throughout the U. S as examples. In many respects, the racial situation could be considered the number one problem of the world today, she stated. "When I am in Birmingham I know where not to go," she said, "but when I am in Detroit, I can go to these places but will not know how I will be treated." Negroes, she asserted, are still second class citizens. The Negro, she said, is "fed up" and is ready to gamble even his life for the cause of justice. "Some white persons feel the Negroes should be patient," she related. "But a hundred years is being pretty patient." | In order to make any headway in the problem, whites and Negroes need to re-establish communications, she observed. This means sitting down and discussing the problems. The whites and Negroes must rise above the deep- seated prejudices evident in such organizations as the Klu Klux Klan and the Black Muslims, she said. If non - violent demonstrations fail, she predicted that serious trouble lies ahead. Set Yocuni Reunion The Yocum reunion will be held in Big Creek Park in Canton Sunday with a basket dinner at noon. Table number 34 has been reserved for the group the secretary, Mrs. Clair Yocum, announced. COOL REFRESHING FOUNTAIN SPECIALS ICE CREAM SODAS 308 E. Main St. IM KING Save Money Now on Cole Albums BUY TWO ONE This Offer Includes Nat's Newest... THOSE LAZY-HAZY-CRAZY DAYS OF SUMMER (S)T 1932 & THOSE LAZY-HAZY-CRAZY DAYS Of SUMMER NAT KING COLE COLE .'M\wi,V»».vAv*X»y*w.'. •. w.'.» «<• . >• .• A *. \ v «• »• v •;• :• xoy s .v ,-.«0 »vi*',w*#*y.:. WHERE DID EVERYONE GO? 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