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2 taalesburg Register«Mai I Ga l.esburg, Monday, July 29,1963 Sun SAmes on Opening of 105th Knox County Fair Tonight's program: Sky Diving, parachute jumps, 7 o'clock;' "Gays and Dolls," musical comedy, 8 o'clock. Tuesday's program: Judging starts at 8 a.m. Harness racing 1:30 p.m. Music during races by • American Legion Galesburg Community Band. Sky Diving 2, 5 and 7 p.m. "Guys and Dolls" 8 p.m. By LEO SULLIVAN The 105th annual Knox County Fair at the fair grounds in Knoxville re ceived an assist from the weatherman as the gates opened this morning for the start of a 6-day run through Saturday night. Sunshine and favorable temperatures gave the fair an auspicious start weatherwise. After trimming the exhibit to a five-day affair last year, officials of the Knox County Agricultural Board and Fair Association this year returned to the Monday-through- Saturday schedule. Judging of market class steers, barrow show, and barrows on-foot for the carcass contest was started today at 1 p.m., along with judging in most of the non-live stock departments. As champions are selected among various live stock entries, the winners will be moved to a special champions tent in the livestock area, where they may be viewed by fairgoers apart from the other entries. Harness Racing Opens Eight heats of harness racing got four afternoons of activities on the mile track under way this afternoon. Two overnight events, the trot and the pace, each had five entries, while the Northern The Weather Key to Pag* 1 Weather Stripe Brown—Storm Yellow—Fair Red—Warm Blu»—Cold Illinois Colt Association stake race, the three-year-old trot, was run in two divisions with seven entries in each division. Music during the racing program, and to be presented each of the four afternoons, was by the American Legion Galesburg Community Band. Starting today and continuing NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Fair, little temperature change tonight. Tuesday partly cloudy and warmer, chance of scattered thundershowers north portion by Tuesday night. Low tonight 60-65. High Tuesday in upper 80s. IOWA: Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday. Scattered showers or thunderstorms extreme west tonight and in west and central Tuesday. A little warmer tonight. Lows tonight 60-65. Highs Tuesday in the 80s. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Fair tonight. Low in lower 60s. Tuesday partly sunny and warmer. Chance of showers by night. High in upper 80s. Light variable winds tonight and south to southeast 10-15 m.p.h. Tuesday. Wednesday warm. Chance of showers. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Fsir, little temperature change tc- r.:?ht. "Tuesday partly cloudy sr.d v^irrAor. Low tor.iyV-.i 60-55. I-I:^'-"- NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Terr.pera- rures through Saturday will average near normal, the normal high 84-88, the normal law 60-65. A little warmer Tuesday, turning cooler in the middle of the week, followed by warming about Saturday. Precipitation will total one- tenth of an inch or less, in showers Tuesday night or Wednesday and again late in the week. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 83: morning's low, 62. Sky clear, wind out of the north - northwest. (Sunday's maximum 85; minimum 66: Saturday's maximum. 86; minimum, 69.) Sun rose today at 5:55 a. m., sets at 8:18 p. m. Humidity, 52%. RIVER STAGES Dubuque—7.6 fall 0.1 Davenport—1.6 fall 0.? Burlington—7.8 fall 0.2. Keokuk—3.4 rise 0.2. Grafton—15.3 rise 0.1. St. Louis—1.9 rise 0.5. LaSalle—11.6 fall 0.4. Peoria—12.0 rise 0.1. Havana—7.4 no change. Bearristown—9.0 no change. Plan Swank Reunion Swank family reunion will be held Sunday at Lake Storey. Inn Host to 5,000 at Open House Galesburg's Holiday Inn probably had more people during a 4-hour span on Sunday than any other inn in the natron. More than 5,000 Western Illinois residents responded to an open house invitation, and the inn was jammed with guests from 1 to 5 p.m., it was reported today by William Holliday, innkeeper. The steady pour of visitors exhausted a supply of 1,000 orchids and 2,000 balloons the first two hours. Both gift items were distributed to women and children while everybody was treated to a soft drink. The orchids were flown from Hawaii specially for the occasion. Visitors were greeted by Holli day and most of the inn's 10 stock holders. A host of pretty girls, many of whom have participated in Knox and Warren county beauty contests, acted as receptionists. Hostesses were stationed at six units opened for inspection and the inn's other facilities including the dining room, banquet room, coffee shop, and cocktail lounge. The question guests asked most often during their tours is whether there is any connection between Innkeeper Holliday and the Holiday Inns of America, Inc. Host esses pointed out that there wasn't—except for the similarly pronounced but differently spelled names. Hostesses also pointed out that a closer investigation has evealed three more "matching" name m the neighboring Lake- lawn swim and tennis club. Art Fish is swimming instructor, Gene Pickrel is a board member and Dick Courtney manages the tennis courts. Three Arrested For Peddling M: J V ./JnL.v ^.-.U-U KU..J — cc UUJ* TS " the wsr& ir. custody today after police made their biggest marijuana roundup in years. Special undercover agents purchased 26Mi pounds of marijuana from the trio for $2,000, climaxing two weeks of infiltration into the ring. The marijuana was worth $25,000 retail, police said. Luis J. Cuello, 24, originally of Miami, Fla.; Julio Rodriguez, 27, and Etien Rivera, 27, were in custody. The undercover men, who speak Spanish, became friendly with the three men and arranged to meet at Cuello's hotel room for the purchase. They passed over $2,000 in marked bills and received the marijuana in return. Then the men were arrested. They were charged with sale and possession of the drug. UNCLE HARRY SAYS The hardest way to learn to drive a car is by acci- lli dent. GO WEST Gets Bonus After Fired DAGENHAM, England (UPD— John Cross received $208 this weekend from the Ford Motor Co. as a bonus for an idea which helped eliminate four screws used on auto glove compartments. He was fired by the firm earlier this year. each day of the fair, Sky Diving will be a free attraction at 2, 5 and 7 p.m., with the parachutists who are members of the Illinois Valley Parachute Club, Peoria, making their jumps from altitudes of 7,500 to 10,000 feet. first for Musical This year, fair association officials have ventured into a field of entertainment which is new to county fair circuits. This evening and Tuesday evening, at 8 o'clock, "Guys and Dolls," the Broadway musical comedy success, starring Peter Palmer and Cathy Emma, will be presented on a special stage in front of the grandstand. The supporting cast is comprised of Equity performers and special lighting and psound equipment will be used. An admission policy adopted a year ago will prevail this year. The gate admission includes grandstand and bleacher seats each afternoon and bleacher seats each evening. Grandstand seats will be reserved, at an additional charge, for each evening performance throughout the fair. Competition Increased Wendell L. Farris, fair secretary, said that the open show competition this year will be larger than usual. The total number of entries is down from a year ago, but this decrease resulted from the absence of the Future Farmers of America show, which this year was held at the Mercer County Fair, Aledo, after having been at the Knox fair the past several years. With this drop in entries taken into consideration, the open show entries top those of former years, the secretary stated. A count of the number of animals in the various livestock departments, taken from the entry forms, listed 310 sheep, 160 head of beef cattle, 36 steers and 543 head of swine. Tractor Pull Wednesday Following the two performances of "Guys and Dolls," the area tractor pulling contest will be the Wednesday night attraction, preceded at 7 o'clock by a machinery parade, with auto races to take over the mile track Thursday and Friday evenings. With harness racing coming to a close Thursday, quarter horse and pony running races and quarter horse contests are on Friday afternoon's program. The Aut Swcnson Thrillcade will be the attraction Saturday afternoon d cverJng. A special children's, with reduced prices for midway rides, is listed for Saturday afternoon. Officials reported that the midway will offer more rides, shows, attractions and exhibits than in previous years. Banks Show Economy as 'Healthy' Expanding bank resources re fleets a basically healthy economy in Illinois and Iowa, a survey conducted by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. revealed today. The report showed that there are "a few weak spots" in both states but nothing too serious to hamper continued growth. The weak spots were not designated. Banks in the two states, which comprise FDlC's eighth district, are generally maintained satisfactorily, according to D. E Wilkins, district supervising examiner, FDIC insures 1,645 banks and 194 branches in Illinois and Iowa. This total includes 993 banks in Illinois, which does not permit branch banking, and 652 banks and 194 branches in Iowa. Only Texas has more insured banks than Illinois. Wilkins cited latest FDIC figures showing that deposits in the insured banks of district exceed $23.5 billion, an increase of more than $1.2 billion in one year. Bank assets total $26.3 billion, an increase of about one-half billion Deposits $20.1 Billion Illinois' insured banks have de posits exceeding $20.1 billion and assets more than $22.5 billion, both increasing during the past year. Illustrating the effect of feder al deposit insurance in stabilizing banks, Wilkins pointed out that bank failures have now become a rarity. Since FDIC was organized for the protection of bank depositors, there have been 446 failures among insured banks. Of these 26 have occurred in the eighth district. Most of the failures occurred between 1934 and 1943 when the banks were emerging from the Depression, the supervising examiner pointed out. Since 1943 there has never been more than five insured banks in the nation close their doors in a single year. In 1962 there were no failures at all, Wilkins said. Birth Record Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dawdy, 258 Day St., a girl Saturday at 4:59 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Buck, 434 Arnold St., a girl Saturday at 8:50 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Hilliary Simkins, North Henderson, a girl Sunday at 3:27 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Chris Burgin, Williamsfield, a girl today at 3:41 a. m. Mr. and Mrs. Donovan Tucker, 152(5 E. Brooks St., a boy today at 7:20 a. m. Horn at St. Mary's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Dawson, 1451 Monroe St., a boy Sunday at 3:40 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. W. Dean Kelso, Maquon, a boy Sunday at 7:45 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Johnson, 502 S. Florence, Bloomington, are the parents of a son, Steven Roger, born Saturday. They also have a 2-year-old daughter, Denize Renee, Mrs. Johnson is the former Patricia Ann Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Errol M. Clark, 499 Ilawkinson Ave. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Johnson, 1172 N. Broad St. Phone 342-5151 Engage Speaker At Knoxville KNOXVILLE - Alfred Hilmo, a representative of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Brooklyn, N. Y., will deliver several lectures to the Jehovah's Witnesses at Kingdom Hall Aug. 6-11. Saturday.. Aug. 10, at S p.m., there will be a discussion or. the subject, •"Qualified to Teach." Sunday, Aug. 11, at 2:30 p.m., Hilmo will deliver a talk on "Is Your Destiny of Your Own Making?" During the week, Hilmo and his wife will make house calls in the vicinity. All public sessions Saturday and Sunday are free at Kingdom Hall, 809 E. Main St. > i \ A » < I I *' K 4* < iv&iigi?--;? V•••••• NEW SERVICE AT FAIR—Exhibitors appear at new service arrangement for Information at the Knox County Fair on the Knoxville show­ grounds this morning. Patrons of the fair may obtain information outside at the window service setup at the fair's secretary office facility. The fair opened today to run through Aug. 3. Attorney Solves Some Woes; Encounters New Difficulties Lawrence Stickell, who formerly practiced law in Galesburg, appeared today to have emeged from under some of the problems facing him in Knox County Court, but to have encountered additional troubles in Knox County Circuit Court. He was reported under a doctor's care and therefore unable to appear in county court personally' this morning, but he was represented by an attorney. County Judge Daniel J. Roberts lifted contempt proceedings initiated when Stickell failed to appear for a hearing on a report he had filed as executor of the estate of Clara Beacham Swanson. This action by the judge followed the filing by a Chicago attorney, of a $175,000 bond by Stickell as executor. The bond was fur-' nished by the Maryland Casualty Co., and the judge said that the insurance company insisted upon having joint control over the estate assets, and that all actions hereafter will be by order of the court. The attorney also filed a current report purporting to show a complete accounting of the estate, with assets reported to be in the Little Fort Bank and Trust Co., Waukegan. Included in today's filings was information by Stickell that his residence has been changed to 317 Grand Ave., Waukegan, and his office as executor to 15 N. County St., Waukegan. Sets Hearing Date Judge Roberts set Aug. 12, as the date for the hearing on the current report filed today. Also continued to that date, was a hearing on rule for Stickell to show why he should not be discharged as executor. This motion previously was filed by counsel for First Christian Church, Monmouth, one of the estate beneficiaries, on an allegation of mismanagement. Today's report listed receipts in the estate as $112,939.81, with expenditures of $19,436.10, and a balance of $93,387.46. In connection with this report, Stickell stated he personally had paid a toal of $4,072.99 estate expenses and that this amount now was due hhr.. Meanwhile, a suit filed by Miss Templar Home Prepares for Open House Friends and members of Free Masonry have been invited to participate in the second annual pilgrimage to the Illinois Knight Templar Home for the Aged and Infirm at Paxton Aug. 11. The day's event will be highlighted by an afternoon concert by the Danville Consistory Band. Snacks and drinks will be sold on the home grounds by Rainbow Girls and DeMolay members. Visitors can bring picnic dihners, Attraction will included the appearance of the Little German Band and other singing groups. Guests are expected from com- manderies and other Masonic groups in the station. Mary Ann Cox, who engaged Stickell to represent her and the Cox family's estate, seeks to transfer title to a number of properties from Stickell to herself. Her petition asserts that Stickell acquired a number of orooerties in his name under a (Continued on D3ge 22) Eagles Slate 65th Annual Convention Delegates from the Galesburg Aerie of Eagles will participate in the 65th annual convention of the national organisation July 31 to Aug. a in ClUcago. A. L, Collopy, secretary of the Gnlesburg aerie, was named to membership on one of the national committees for the conclave, which is expected to attract 6,000 persons. Other Galesburg dele, gates are Freeman Mitchell, past president of the local aerie, and Mrs. Cecil Walker, past president of the Women's Auxiliary to the aerie. Heading the long list of dignitaries from public life, industry and sports who will participate in the Eagles convention are former President Harry S. Truman, Jimmy Durante and Danny Thomas. From Sports World A number of sports celebrities —from former boxing champions to football coaches — will attend, along with such outstanding figures as famed Dr. William Menninger, King Peter of Yugoslavia, Carl Buchheister, president of the National Audubon Society, Harold S. Miner, president of CARE. Dr. Kenneth McFarlano of Topeka, Kan., will keynote the convention. Climax of the FOE convention will be the 2 -hour long parade through Chicago's loop Saturday, Aug. 3. A johit installation of officers will be held Saturday night at the Sherman House to be followed by the annual Grand Eagle bail. Fire Destroys Apartments At Joliet JOLIET, 111. (AP) - Three- fourths of Joliet's fire fighting force battled a blaze Saturday which destroyed a 24-unit apartment building under construction and shut off power to about 1,000 homes. The fire, of undetermined origin, severed the main electric cables serving part of the west side of Joliet. Four firemen wore injured fighting the blaze—estimated by Fire Chief Harold Rasmussen to have caused damage of $25,000. A similar 24-unit structure south of the destroyed building project was saved. Authorities said a neighbor related that he saw children claying in the building about one'-half' hour before he noticed the fire. Chamber Presses Mayor for License to Motel Project Galesburg Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors today threw its backing behind a proposal to grant a liquor permit to Paul Peck Enterprises, Inc., which has offered to build a million- dollar motel on the Galesburg Club site. Earlier, the elders of First United Presbyterian Church, which is across Prairie Street east from PRESCRIPTIONS the site, voted its objections to a retail liquor license for that location. Mayor Cabeen as liquor commissioner, is the local authority for granting liquor licenses, and he said he could not overlook the objections of the church with its 1,500 members. Spokesmen for the church emphasized that their objection was solely to the liquor license, not to the motel. Spokesmen for the Chamber based their position on business advantages they said the motel would bring to the community. At Special Meet At a special meeting of the Chamber board this morning, a resolution to be forwarded to Mayor Cabeen was adopted, stating that "this construction would greatly enhance the property values of the entire area," by increasing the attractiveness of the vicinity. The resolution said the motel provided the best prospects for enlarged employment and that it would increase the community's tax base to the benefit of the city, school district and other taxing bodies. The resolution urged the mayor to give favorable consideration to a request for a liquor license. . Only dissenting vote heard this morning was from a Chamber director who also is a church elder. Petitions Circulated The resolution is to be backed by petitions being circulated in the busine .'S district today. Cabeen said he would await receipt of the resolution before making a comment. Just as the church elders said they were not taking issue with the motel construction, Chamber directors said they were not taking issue with the church's right to present its views on liquor, but that they were registering the business community's views on improving the commercial climate. The 78-year-old club has run into financial difficulties over a period of years, and the membership was told last spring that continued operation under the present arrangement was impossible. Russell Worcester, club president, told t h e Chamber board this morning that time was running out. Peck, who operates a drive-in restaurant here, has said that the motel, if constructed, could contain facilities for the club. He said a liquor license was the key to a successful operation of his proposed motel. 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