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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 30, 1963
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Gclesbur 1963 First 3 Defendants r Housing I Appear in Code Passed By JOHN ZAKARIAN New regulations which apply to all homes and other dwelling places in Galesburg were assured Monday night when the City Council adopted a Minimum Housing Code. It becomes effective upon publication. The ordinance was the first of its kind to be brought forward before the council, and aldermen softened the original version at a July 11 informal meeting. The original version was described by most aldermen as too strict, "demanding the impossible" from home owners. Aldermen Paul Lindberg (3rd Ward) and Fred Erickson voted against adoption of the code because they maintained it still was an imposition on "the common "You are compelling peo- live as well-to-do families, can't afford it," man. pie to although they following its publication, contrary to previous agreement by aldermen that it would be enforced starting Dec. 31, 1965. Ends Year 's Work The code is an end result of a year's work by the city attorney, city consultants Harland Bartholomew & Associates of St. Louis and others. Even without an Urban Renewal program n housing code is desirable to eliminate, substandard dwellings, some city officials have said. A number of homes are classified in the 4 'slum" category, and Building Inspector Oscar Hutmachcr has reported he was having trouble forcing landlords to improve or raze their properties. Lindberg said: Erickson said he could not understand why the federal government requires a housing code for the whole city if the Urban Renewal program is only for part of the business district. Both objectors contended that the health and welfare codes take care of minimum housing standards in the city. Must Have Federal Approval Federal approval of the modified housing code is required be- /T ij^ JL T¥• fore the city can qualify for aid | Vr m. CCC JTX1 under Urban Renewal. A majority of aldermen had indicated previously that they were willing to sacrifice Urban Renewal if the Federal Housing and Home Finance Agency demanded adherence to the restrictions proposed Illinois Corn Crop Stands County Court A plea of not guilty, a continuance, and a temporary support order were docket entries in three cases this morning in Knox County Court, with Judge Daniel J. Roberts presiding. A continuance to permit time to obtain legal counsel was granted David M. Reasor, 16, of 190 Indiana, charged with contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor female child, said to have been a 4-year -old girl. He was released on $1,000 bond, pending further action in this case. Support Ordered The judge ordered Glenn Coons, 36, of rural Galesburg, to make temporary support payments of $30 a week to his wife. Jack R, Kirkpatrick, assistant state's attorney, said Coons previously pleaded guilty to two charges, non-support and resisting arrest, and both cases have been continued for trial. Kirkpatrick also reported this morning that he filed an information, The Weather **y to Pag* I Wtftihtt 8ifIJ* Yallow—Fal* «lo Cold Better Lake St Seen Under New Program Band Organizes charging intoxicated, SPRINGFIELD (UPI) Illinois The in the original ordinance. Restrictions Eliminated Aid. Donald Nelson said these restrictions were eliminated in the modified version, and Partin pointed out that most cities the size of Galesburg have a housing code. The code does not affect new construction covered by the building code but sets standards in present homes. Lindberg reiterated his opposition to Urban Renewal because it to favor the privileged ' and is "communistic." corn crop averages six feet in height and soybeans are about a week ahead of the average growing schedule, the state- federal Croo Reporting Service said "tends classes 1 ' Partin replied that he considered the charge as a "rash statement" from Lindberg because the federal government is not "communistic by any means." The housing code is the last of a series of codes which are re-. quired under the Urban Renewal/ ™^hu'est and^ northe^t districts. Crop today. . The corn height is almost a foot taller than the five-year average from 1957 to 1961, and it is about the same as it was on this date in 1962. In west and central districts the average height is nearly 6M: feet, while the • average is about five feet in the counties along the mississippi river in Southern Illinois. ,The soybean crop, although a week ahead of average, is slightly behind last year. Most of the crop is blooming and three-fifths of the acreage has started setting pods. The harvest of oats is nearying completion. In the past seven days nearly a fourth of the oats acreage was combined. The most oats still to be combined are in the plan, affect Ordinances passed already electricity, and fire, heating, buildings new plumbing, health. Passage of the code was required before the second phase of the program can proceed. The city must apply for certification by Aug. 1, City Manager Thomas Herring said, to get the renewal program under way at the Public Square and other areas. Screens Not Required Eliminated from the original code were sections continued to doors requiring and windows screens on during summer and changing of bed linen and towels by operators of rooming houses at least once a week. Also dropped was a section on the discontinuance of utilities to a house by an owner, operator or an occupant. The original code prohibited a person from shutting oft such essential services except in an emergency. The building inspector, who will enforce the code, cannot inspect a house without notifying an occupant in writing at least 72 hours prior to the time of inspection. He must also present proper credentials at the time of inspection. Other revisions would require that a dwelling unit have bathing facilities without specifying that such facilities necessarily be a shower or bathtub. The ordinance will be effective Pasture and hay crops have respond to recent rains over most of the state. Pastures are improving, but still have limited carrying capacities, especially in the north. Some farmers have reported that they are using hay fields for pastures. Grasshoppers were noted in most areas of the state—particularly in the northwestern area. Reels Grab Four During Escape From E. Berlin BERLIN (AP) Communist border guards Monday night arrested four persons trying to escape from East Berlin, West Berlin police said today. The four had lowered a cable from the fourth floor of a house near the wall when a Red patrol discovered the attempt. driving while against William E. Carlson, 39, of Oquawka. Carlson was listed as the driver of a car which last Thursday, about 9:55 p.m. ran into a string of moving cars at the Santa Fe crossing at the U.S. 34-111. 41 cutoff road, just west of Galesburg. The car was dragged between the moving cars and cars standing on the adjacent track. Carlson escaped with injuries including only dislocated hip and forehead lacerations. He is a patient at Cottage Hospital and will be hospitalized several days, it was indicated. The not guilty pica to a charge of driving while intoxicated was entered by Alfred J. Collopy, 36, of Galesburg, Route 3, who was arrested Saturday about 9:25 p.m., after his auto was reported to have struck a parked car in front of 1492 E. Knox St. The defendant was released on $1,000 bond as his case was continued for trial in October. In court Monday afternoon, the judge appointed William H. Pfenning, public defender, to represent Emery Gene Mackey, 19, of 1374 Monmouth Blvd., who was charged with battery, criminal damage to property and illegal purchase of alcoholic liquor as a minor, according to Kirkpatrick. NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Slight chance of some isolated thundershowers west portion. Partly cloudy and warm tonight and Wednesday with some isolated thundershowers likely. Low tonight 76-70. High Wednesday 85-90. IOWA: Fair to partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday. Scattered snowers and thundershowers over state tonight. Little change in temperatures. Low tonight in 60s. High Wednesday near 90. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Partly cloudy tonight, chance of a thundershower. Low in upper 60s. Wednesday partly cloudy and warm. Chance of thundershowers. High in upper 80s. Southeast to south winds 6-12 m.p.h. tonight and Wednesday. Thursday, partly cloudy, little temperature change, GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Slight chance of isolated thundershowers. Partly cloudy and warm tonight and Wednesday with isolated thundershowers likely. Lows tonight 65-70. High Wednesday 8590. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 84; morning's low, 63. Sky partly cloudy, wind out of the south-southeast. (Monday's maximum, 86; midnight, 69). Sun rose today at 5:56 a.m., sets at 8:17 p.m. Humidity, 49%. RIVER STAGES Dubuque—7.4 fall 0.2. Davenporft—4.6 no change. Burlington—7.7 fall 0.1. Keokuk—2.6 fall 0.8. Grafton—15.3 no change. St. Louis—4.8 fall 0.2. LaSalle—11.4 fall 0.2. Peoria—11.9 fall 0.1. Havana—7.3 fall 0.1. Beardstown—9.9 no change. A recommendation from over three years, with the Department of Conservation to improve fishing at Lake Storey will be carried out starting this fall. The Galesburg the City Council approved t h c recommendation made by fish biologist Ken Russell who claims that the lake could develop into a good sport fishing area in not less than would consist of News Item Leads To Recovery of Missing Luggage A story which appeared in the | Ym S Galesburg Register-Mail in connection with the April 14 derailment of a Santa Fe passenger train at Lomax appears to have led to the recovery of some missing luggage. The story related the problem of one of the passengers who was headed to Oklahoma to file his in- three years. The project treating the water with the chemical rotenone for control of gizzard shad nuisance fish. Water level of the lake will be lowered by eight feet to help control the stunted fish population, Russell said. "Lakes such as this may produce poor fishing because they are overpopulated with small stunted fish or they may* contain a large population of undesirable fish," he explained. Fishing in Lake Storey may be greatly improved if the present populations are removed by chemical treatment and restocked with a desirable species of fish, Russell said. Only cost to the city would be purchase of 30 gallons of the chemical at $6.25 per gallon and the labor involved in lowering the lake's level and removing the fish, City Manager Thomas Her- said. Two problems which may arise during N the operation would be opening the valve at the lake and lowering the level. The valve has not been opened at all and "we should not lower the lake's level too much, since we must refill it ne^t year," Herring sa^d. would be chemical ach fall. treatment applied Many desirable fish will be killed when the concentration of the chemical gets too strong in some areas, the fish biologist warned. "The public may think too many fish have been killed but it should be pointed out that the problem was overstocking of fish," Russell said. The oversupply of nuisance fish in the lake was described by Herring as "tremendous." There are tons*of gizzard shad in the lake' and fishermen can't 1 catch them because the animals feed on lower forms of life such as algae, he said. Affects All Fish The chemical, rotenone, has been found to be very effective for the eradication of undesirable fish, Russell said. It affects their respiratory system breaking the gills. The chemical affects a 11 species of fish in different concentrations but is not harmful to man pr other animals. Furthermore, the fish from the treated water is edible, Russell dd. Method F to be used at bake $5 Million t Paid From State Bank The project spread Papers in tax return Sicilians Arrest 60 More Members Of Mafia Society PALERMO, Sicily (AP) - A roundup of suspected Mafia members throughout Sicily reached 400 today with the arrests of another 60 men. The drive against the Sicilian underworld society was touched off by the slaughter of seven policemen, killed June 30 booby-trapped car. ,* in a Convict Sits on Tower FORT MADISON, Iowa (UPI) A convict was perched atop a 125- foot water tower at the state penitentiary today, and Warden John Bennett said, "we're just going to let him stay up there." The convict, William T. Bradley, 46, climbed the tower Sunday morning. He took food and water in a bucket from the prison kitchen, where he worked. Birth Record Born at Cottage Hospital-to: Mr. and Mrs. Herman Rehn, Woodhull, a girl Monday at 6:52 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Link, DeLong, a boy today at 6:46 a.m. Born at St. Mary's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Lester I. Yates City, 8:38 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Schwab, 1641 Meadow Drive, a boy today at 2:30 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence O. Thurman, at 4:28 come tax April 15. connection with the were in the man's luggage, which was in the baggage car, the story related. The baggage car was one of three cars which became separated from the remainder of the train during the derailment and later was moved to Kansas City. Efforts were made by the special agent's department to locate the Oklahoman's luggage, but with no apparent success. Informed of this newspaper's story, a special agent checked the basement room in which lost and unclaimed luggage is stored at the Kansas City Union Station and the luggage was recovered, it was learned here today. Kennedy Asks Congress to Act On Tax Cut Bill WASHINGTON (AP)—President Kennedy called again today for congressional action on the administration's tax cut bill. House Speaker John W. McCormack. D-Mass., told reporters the President stressed, at a White House meeting with congressional leaders, the need for getting the bill to the House floor for debate an enactment at the earliest possible date. McCormack said he was hopeful the House Ways and Means Committee would send the bill to the floor. Police Free Mexican Workers Held Captive PUEBLA, Mexico (AP)—Police freed on Monday 55 workers who had been held prisoners in a textile factory by 15 gunmen for five days. The officers crept into the factory and took control without fir- shot. gunmen had taken the workers prisoners in an effort to force them to switch unions. ing a The Presi- Kennedy Sets Press Meeting For Thursday WASHINGTON (UPI) dent Kennedy will hold a news conference at 4 p.m. EDT Thursday. The meeting with newsmen will be over live radio and television. Kennedy last held a news conference two weeks ago. To Split Courts SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) The Sap Francisco Warriors, who will open the National Basketball Association season Oct. 26 against the Cincinnati Royals at the University of San Francisco gym, will split 32 league games between the college court and the Cow Palace, while other NBA contests are scheduled for Oakland and San Jose. a boy Carr, Monday at Abingdon, a boy today a.m. P tarns PUBLIC NOTICE All 1962 personal taxes payable in 1963 that* are unpaid as of August 1, 1963 will be published after August 1, 1963 according to law. (Chapter 120-692 Revenue Act) Quote Again Nothing Unusual In This Town WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) Nothing unusual happened Monday in Waynesburg—it rained just as everyone knew it would. What was considered "a good shower" fell with more than half Uie day gone. Sprinkles followed. It marked the 77th time in 87 years that rain has fallen in this Pennsylvania town on July 29. Council Defers Action on Police Request for Days Off Galesburg City Council postponed final action Monday night on a request by the police union for two additional vacation days to make up for holidays worked. Aldermen said they were unwilling to consider any employe Payments amounting to more than $5 million have been made to depositors of the First State Bank of Westmont, and 750 accounts totaling $300,000, remain to be settled. Dell Fooler, claim agent for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., said Monday $5,273,700 has been paid out thus far. Of the remaining accounts, some have not yet been presented and others await processing, he reported. The FDIC will continue operations in Westmont until all claims are settled, Pooler said. The bank was closed May 16 and put* into liquidation May 24 after the state discovered what was termed an impairment of capital. Chief figures in the case are Norman Weaver, local auto dealer, Lawrence Stickell, former Galesburg attorney, and Lester A. Brock, former oil dealer here. County Claim Unsettled The claim of DuPage County remains to be settled yet, according, to Pooler. It had $134,737 in the bank at the time it closed. was Ralph Yeisley, treasurer for chief deputy the county, said yesterday claims have been submitted to the FDIC in which the accounts were broken down into individual deposits for the various taxing bodies. The county treasury holds these funds in escrow. Yeisley said this was done after discussion with sentatives, FDIC repre- The county stands to get more money back if the separate claims are honored. The Westmont school board, which had approximately $45,000 in the bank, received $33,662 yesterday in final settlement of its account, thereby losing about $12,000. State Treasurer William J. Scott said all state funds on deposition in the bank had been recovered. benefits until Gov, Kerner acts on a policeman-fireman minimum wage bill passed by the General Assembly. The bill, according to city officials, would present Galesburg with unprecedented financial woes if signed by the governor. In making the request the union president, Eugene B. Kennedy, Aid. Donald Stoffel passing his vote. "I don't necessarily object to it but I also can't consider it until the governor decides on the minimum wage bill/' Canada said. In other actions the pertaining to Police Department the council agreed to extend a lease West German Goes on Trial taxpayer this Sec- There is imposed on each delinquent named in any list published pursuant to tion, a charge of $1.00, to be collected in the same manner as the tax collected, as reimbursement to the collector for the cost of preparing the published list. As amended by act approved July 15, 1959. On S Charges KARLSRl'HE. Germany Another former member (APi of the West German intelligence Service is on trial fox- said that other city employes now receive seven paid holidays during a year whereas policemen receive five. In urging passage of the measure that it be last Jan. 1. City Manager Thomas Herring said that the same provision should also be considered for fire and water department employes as they also must work on holidays. He estimated that the additional time off would cost the city $4,560 a year. Fire and police unions have also asked for more insurance benefits, sick leave accumulations and of target a practice range for five years. The lease, to the Galesburg, Police Pistol Club, would allow use of an area on the north side Kennedy requested ; of Lake made retroactive to Girl Stumbles Into Body, Saves Bov From Water • McHENRY, 111. (UPI)—Richard Kuffell, 4, is alive today by accident. Virginia Kervin, Bensenville, stumbled against Richard's body while he struggled for life in three feet of water at Fritsche's Estates Sunday. She picked the boy up, carried him out and artificial respiration was applied. Have You Heard Mr. and Mrs. Howard Duvall, 136 Lake St., and Mrs. Ann Bonner, 1551 E. North St., have just returned from a month's vacation in the West. Helen Holmes spent the weekend with her Mrs. parents, Mr. and Holmes, 1022 N. Storey, one-half mile south of the west circle. The nonprofit corporation was granted the lease for a nominal charge of Wesley Prairie St., and returned to summer school to finish work on her cegree at the State University of She will be per vear. Iowa, from the Aug. graduated School of Nursing on ree Mapl hand Shop spying. Bodo Schoenrock, 38, longevity. pay raises on testified \ Aid. Homer Zumwalt said the Monday he received between $500 j policeman's annual 3-week and $1,125 a month for supplying | military and political secrets to j Communist Poland and Czechoslovakia. READ THE WAM ADS! vacation plan "is more than most people employed in private industries get." His motion to table the request received an endorsement from Aid. Harold Canada only, w: ii Saturday you store betwee ates ugust on Storey will be selective treatment where only certain species such as gizzard shad will be destroyed. "By destroying these forage fish the predator game fish can be caught more easily," Russell said. Treatments are recommended for late summer and early fall when the water temperature is above 65 degrees and fish stay in the upper nine feet of water elite to lack of oxygen in lower depths. Russell had earlier conducted a test on fish populations at Lake Storey. His .study revealed that catfish is practically extinct while there is quite a few bass although they feed on forage rather than striking fishermen's lures or baits. * Bluegills caught in the test had an average size of five inches and appeared to be in poor condition due to lack of food, Russell reported. His general observation was that the entire fish population is in poor shape and steps must be taken to correct this if good, fishing is to be expected. Busy Schedule An ambitious schedule of engagements has been mapped for the Galesburg American Legion Community Band. The band will play at. the Knox County Fair at Knoxviilc Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, in addition to a concert Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Central Park on the Public Square in Galesburg. During the weekend, the band will be in Chicago, where it will as an element of the Nli- Vandalism in Area of Tracks Investigated A representative of the special agent's department of the Santa Fe Railway has reported recent incidents of vandalism along the railroad bracks in the vicinity, of the Farnham Street overhead bridge. An employe of the company recently was hospitalized when the motor car he was operating was derailed east of Farnham Street. It struck rocks and empty cans which had been placed on the rails. Also a problem in that area was the tossing of rocks, bricks, boards and other objects from the overhead bridge onto trains, the agent said. Parents were urged to warn their children concerning the danger involved in playing qn or near the railroad right-of-way, which is private property. Tossing objects onto passing trains could result in injuries to train crew ' members and passengers and. damage to railroad equipment, he pointed out. At another point along the Santa Fe, a $700 dome car glass was broken. Eight Arrested In Neighborhood passing Demonstration CHICAGO (UPI)—Between 200 and 350 persons demonstrated outside an apartment building on Chicago's South Side Monday night when a Negro family moved into a second floor apartment. Eight persons, including a woman, were arrested. Police said persons in the crowd threw bricks and at least four windows in the apartment were broken. No one was injured. Extra squads of police were called to quell the disturbance. Two dog teams were held on leash but were not used. The demonstration took place at 57th and Morgan streets in a white working-class neighborhood. The Negro family was the first to move into the area. The neighborhood was the scene of a disturbance several years ago that lasted several weeks when a Negro family attempted to move in. march as nois American Legion convention parade Sunday at 1 p.m. down Michigan Avenue. Organize Trip Two buses have been chartered to transport' the fiO-piecc band and others for the Chicago Trip. Buses will load Saturday at 4:30 a.m. at the American Legion Home, 571 E. North St!, departing at 5 a.m. The band will stay at the Conrad Hilton Hotel in Chicago Saturday night. Return trip to Galesburg is scheduled to leave Chicago Sunday at 5 p.m. Parents may pick up members here at the Legion Home Sunday at approximately 10:30 p.m., according to the schedule announced by Don Ross, band president. Parents desiring more information in regard to the trip to Chicago may contact Ross at Flcsh- er's House of Music, 04 S, Cherry St., phone 343-7018. Art Tour Planned Lowell Youngren, a band member who will teach art in Elgin next school term, will conduct interested band members on a tour of the Art Museum while in Chicago. Robert Weber, one of the chaperones, will take a bus load of band members to a ball game Saturday afternoon. Other members of the organization have tickets to Chicago theaters. Ray Cramer is the band director. Other chaperones for the trip are Ross and Mrs. Dan Fryer, wife of one of the band members, who, with her husband, is attending Western Illinois University at Macomb. Phil Griffith and Mrs. Weber also will accompany the group. Other future engagements for the Galesburg band is an appearance at the Illinois State Fair Aug. 11 at Springfield. The local organization has been designated as Gov. Kerner's honor band at the fair, where it also will serve as standby band during the Aug. XI appearance. McLosl vey Plans to Fair Next Saturday Rep. Robert T. McLoskey (R- 111.) of Monmouth will be at the Knox County Fair late Saturday afternoon and in the evening, it was reported Wise, Knox man. today by R. C. County GOP chair- McLoskey represents the 19th Congressional District comprised of the counties of Knox, Warren, Henderson, Fulton, Henry, Mercer and Rock Island. Area legislators are also making periodic visits to GOP headquarters at the fair. They include Sen. Richard R. Larson (R- Galesburg), Rep. Raymond E. Anderson (R-Galesburg) and Rep. Clarence Neff (R-Stronghurst). tention to a meeting Thursday at MILEAGE MONEY! If you hove an extra camera, or any other useful but no longer needed item, you can obtain extra vacation money when you sell them with a Register-Mail Want Ad today. Call 342-5161.

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