Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 26, 1963 · Page 3
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, July 26, 1963
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Reapportionment CHICAGO (UP1) — Illinois Republicans huddled separately today to consider two problems—reapportionment of the state House of Representatives and the chairmanship of the Illinois Budgetary Commission. The OOP State Central Committee met to nominate 10 persons for the reappor tionment commission ordered up by Democratic Gov. Otto Kerner. A newly-formed committee of Republican state senators met to fight against an effort to oust state Sen. Everett Peters, R-St. Joseph, as budgetary chairman. ' The state's Republicans united Thursday night at a $100-a-plate "Republican Reveille" dinner to hear Sen. Everett M. Dirksen, R- 111., deliver a political pep talk. Democrats will nominate their slate of 10 for the reapportionment commission at Springfield Tuesday. The governor will select five Republicans and five Democrats from the two lists to work out new districts for the Illinois House. Commission to Meet Nine members of the Budgetary Commission have called for a meeting at Springfield Aug. 5 to elect officers. Only the four Senate Republican members of the commission failed to sign the petition for a meeting. The petition was mailed by Illinois House GOP Leader W. J. Murphy, Antioch, who is seeking Peters' job as commission chairman. State GOP Chairman Victor L. Smith said the central committee would not consider the struggle for the budgetary chairmanship. Before the meeting, Smith said the committee probably would confine its deliberations to reapportionment and a threatened Republican suit asking the Illinois Supreme Court to rule unconstitutional Kerner's veto of the legislature's reapportionment bill and his call for a reapportionment commission. However, Smith said he and GOP legal advisers feared that if such a suit were filed, the high court would sustain the veto and rule out the commission, thereby forcing an election at-large. Still Plan Suit "The reason we still contemplate the suit is that it might serve as a little bit of a club to force the commission to do its work well," Smith said. "In other words, we're not going to file immediately." Smith, a Robinson publisher, said he believed the Democrats would gain a majority in the Illinois House if all the candidates for the 177 House scats were forced to run statewide. Many voters would be discouraged by the size of the paper ballot for such an at-large election, he said, and many simply would not vote. "The (Democratic) bosses can see to it that the people stay right there and vote, and could get greater pluralities," Smith said. Ruled Against Suit A previous suit challenging the legality of Kerner's veto was filed in Sangamon Circuit Court early this month. Judge De Witt S. Crow, whose rulings in the past have been sustained by the state Supreme Court more often than not, upheld the legality of the veto. "What's going to determine largely what we do is the kind of charge the governor gives the commission," Smith said, "and whether he has on this commission the kind of people who can do a good job. "We're convinced the Democrats thought this all out," Smith, said. "They wanted to run at- large if they couldn't have a map that suits them." Knox County FAIR July 29 - Aug. 3 FOR INFORMATION Call 289-9215 Jordan Joins Palmer Firm In Sales Post Theodore W. Jordan, Lake Rice, will leave Galesburg Monday with his wife to reside in St. Louis, where he will be a sales representative for the Arnold Palmer Co. of Chattanooga, Tenn., distributors of golfing equipment to golf clubs. Jordan has been a sales representative for his family's wholesale grocery house, the W. A. Jordan Co. He is a Galesburg High School graduate and attended Knox College. He will assume his new duties Aug. 11 and will cover all of Illinois except Chicago, Missouri, Southern Indiana and Western Kentucky. Sen. Dirksen Orates Call To Victory CHICAGO (AP)-Scnator Everett M. Ditksen, R-Ill., told $100- per-plate Republicans Thursday that "an amorphous dread hangs over the country." To meet the challenge of the New Frontier in 1964, the Senate minority leader said, the GOP needs "communications, organization, money and an energizing of the spirit." Dirksen raised the call to victory at a dinner to liquidate the Cook County Republican organization's $150,000 debt. "Washington is in turmoil, believe me," he said. "Washington is tense today, beset with unsettled problems and controversies resulting from indecision and calculated misjudgments which have placed a threatening pall over the country." Itemizes Problems A few explosive issues facing Washington, Dirksen said, include the national debates over civil rights legislation, the proposed tax cut, a nuclear test ban treaty with Russia and foreign aid. In the midst of this diversity, he added, Republicans must maintain high morale, a "fixity of purpose" so as not to be diverted, and a sense of responsibility. He said that national "solvency" is imperative for a strong nation. "How can a man fight for a country that is going down the drain of insolvency?" he asked. Dirksen thanked those attending because, he said, the GOP needs organization and an organization needs money. Also at the dinner were four probable aspirants for the 1964 GOP nomination for governor. They were: Charles H. Percy, a business man who has already announced his candidacy; Charles F. Carpentier, secretary of state who is expected to announce Aug. 4; Hayes Robertson, Cook County Republican chairman, and Richard B. Ogilvie, Cook County sheriff. Walh Come Tumbling Down On Old Stockyard Landmark By ROBERT LEMAY An old Galesburg landmark came crashing down without fanfare Thursday to make room for progress. The 120x68 -foot livestock barn at the Burlington stockyards on Louisville Road was torn down to make room for new offices for Galesburg Order Buyers. Galesburg Register*Moil, Galesburg,111, Friday, July 26, 1963 3 Lawn-Boy's 1964 Models Introduced The 1964 Lawn-Boy line of power mowers, which will be manufactured in Galesburg starting in October, was unveiled to national distributors this week in a 3- day convention at Chicago. The group was told by sales manager John' Litchfield that business increased 15 per cent this year, on top of the 28 per cent increase for 1962. Current Trendex studies show Lawn-Boy's share of market growing faster than any other line, Litchfield said. It now has 71/2 per cent of total lawn mower sales, larger than any other independent rotary mower. A new model was introduced for the commercial user, and a 20-inch snow blower with steel cleated wheels was also unveiled. Marketing and manufacturing headquarters for the Lawn-Boy line are being moved by Outboard Marine Corp. from Lamar, Mo., to its Gale Products Division at Galesburg. The transition is scheduled to be completed by Oct. 1. Have You Heard That Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Peel and Mrs. Eula Swanson have returned from a 2-week visit at Hot Springs, Ark. On their way home Mrs. Swanson visited her sister at Archie, Mo., and the Peels visited the A. Darnells at Monett, Mo. su- Mental Health Director Will Be Honored Dr. Thomas T. Tourlentes, permtendent of Galesburg State Research Hospital, and his wife will attend a testimonial dinner in Chicago for Dr. Francis J. Gerty, retiring director of the Illinois Department of Mental Health. Dr. Gerty plans to retire July 31. Delivering the main address at the dinner, which will be held at the Conrad Hilton Hotel at 6:30 p.m., will be Gov. Otto Kerner. Dr. Gerty has directed Illinois' leadership in the national program for development of new methods of care and treatment of mental illness on the community level. Everybody in Galesburg is helping us celebrate! Sales are jumpin'! Trades are sizzliif! Values are blazin'! Teen-Age Fan Of Nazism Convicted CHICAGO (AP) — Two teenagers, one a collector of American Nazi Party literature, have been convicted of attempted murder and armed robbery and placed in custody of the Illinois Youth Commission. Russell J. Lungaro and Roger Prochnow, both 16, pleaded guilty Thursday in Criminal Court. The charges stemmed from holdups and shootings on the South Side in May and June. Two other teen-agers accused with them pleaded innocent and are to go on trial in September. Sent to Reformatory Judge F. Emmett Morrissey said placing the youths in the commission's custody means they are to stay in the Illinois State Reformatory at Sheridan until they are 21. Nazi uniforms, flags and literature were found in Lungaro's home when he was arrested. His parents said he showed great interest in the Nazi movement. The attempted murder charge stemmed from the shooting of a 13-year-old Negro boy, Stephen Lewis, on June 5 as he walked along near his home on Chicago's far South Side. They also were charged with the shooting May 30 of Hilmer Holm in suburban Oak Lawn. During our... VALIANT SALES STAMPEDE Valiant Sales Are Really Poppml Right now we h*v« the biggest selection of used cars that we've had in years. So, if you want a top-quality used car, we're the people to see. GALESBURG 18 STAMPEDING TO OUR SHOWROOMS? WEAVER MOTORS 1611 GRAND AVI. — GALESBURG Fairgoers Will Find'Well 9 Way To Make Wish Persons attending the Knox County Fair next week will have an opportunity to make a wish after tossing a coin into a wishing well. The county Society for Crippled Children and Adults will sponsor the booth and use the proceeds for further work at the Knox County Easter Seal Center, 169 S. Cedar St. The exhibition tent and the space in the merchant's tent has been donated to the society by the Fair Assn. The wishing well will come from Anderson Florist. Parents and board members will staff the booth, and will answer questions. The Easter Seal Poster Girl, Barbara Ferguson, will appear Monday and Friday from 1 - 4 p.m. THERE'S NOTHING LIKE SOFT WATER • For Laundry • For Bath • For Kitchen With an WATER * SQFTENfcK Galesburg Soft Water Co. Phone 343-9069 17$ N. Cherry Galesburg, III. The first section of the barn fell yesterday morning. Railroad men on the wrecking crew cut the section from the remainder of the building, hooked a chain onto a caterpillar tractor and stood back to watch "the roof fall in." As the boards cracked, a few huge rats and mice scurried away, as from a sinking ship. Soon noth* ing was left but a screen of dust and cracked and broken boards. Age Uncertain Martin J. Maher, foreman at the stockyards for the Burlington, said no one knows how old the building was, but all estimates given at the scene ranged between 90 and 100 years. Maher said no records show the original date of construction. However, the records do show that the building was extensively rejuvenated in 1937. Before the building collapsed, the roof showed no signs of sagging, but boards and timbers lower down were damaged by termites. (Continued on page 19) LANDMARK FALLS—The huge livestock barn at the Burlington stockyards was fazed Thursday to make room for a new building for Galesburg Order Buyers. No one knows exactly how old the building is, but most estimates are be­ tween 90 and 100 years. This work is part of a building program at the yards. Already under construction is a building for VVcrtheimer Cattle Co., and one for Burlington officials there is planned. 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