Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 31, 1963 · Page 3
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, July 31, 1963
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Zanzibar Agriculturalist Sees Midwest Farm Practices fty JOHN ZAKARtAN When fn Galesburg learn what Americans do, and when in Zanzibar teach it to the Zanaibaris. Abdulla A. Jahadhmy has been working on this principle during his two-day stay here as a guest of First Galesburg National Bank & Trust .Co. He left for Peoria Tuesday evening taking with him what he described as "a lot of knowledge on farm planning and a pleasant' experience in a hospitable community." As an assistant agricultural officer of the Zanzibar government he has been louring the United States since February on an educational mission sponsored Jointly by his and th§ American governments. His 6-month stay will enable him to learn basic principles of farm planning including the necessity of providing supervised credit to farmers. Hits One Snag Jahadhmy related that he has felt at home on his sojourns to rural America, having hit only one snag so far: Being an African native who has only visited a few East African countries before coming to America, racial discrimination was something he had heard of but never experienced. He said he first found it on the fringes of the Midwest — in a small Oklahoma community where he was invited to observe farming methods. Although he had reserved a hotel room in advance, Jahadhmy was refused accommodation on arrival. Later, in that same community, he and another Zanzibari on a govern- ment-sponsojed tour met and decided to dine at a restaurant. "When we sat down they told us to leave because they said they didn't want our kind," he related grimly. "Why, it was just like we heard about South Africa and this Is a new experience to me." The one snag, however, cast no lasting shadow on Jahadhmy's impression of the United States, he said. "The one thing I like most here is freedom. Everybody has a say, even though Galesburg seems so far away from Washington, D.C." Jahadhmy's country is a-British protectorate with an Arab minority and an African majority. Arabs are the principal landowners is predominantly agricultural Zanzibar, which is an island off the east central coast of Africa. Independence Soon Well versed in English, Arabic and Swahili, the agricultural officer hopes to replace his British counterpart following independence, which natives have been promised in a year. "We are looking forward to our independence because we are capable of governing ourselves, and it will fill us with pride," he said. He ridiculed news reports coming out of his country which describe Zanzibar as a country of witch doctors and Arab slave traders. "People search for the sensational although these are African traits of the past," he said. Prays 5 Times a Day Like the sultan of Zanzibar, Ja­ hadhmy is a devout Moslem whose five-times-a-day prayer schedule was not disturbed by his United States visit. He still faces Mecca and chants his prayer whether in a hotel room or •cut on a farm. First Galesburg National Bank & Trust Co. is the only commer­ cial Abdulla Jahadhmy institution"^which he win visit in the United States. Assisted by Milbert Larson, Ralph Stone and Howard Tolley of the bank staff, Jahadhmy studied various services the bank provides for Galesburg and the surrounding community and took a number of field trips. Reuther Sees Hate Peddling Possibility LOS ANGELES (AP) - Labor leader Walter Reuther says that unless the United States resolves its present racial crisis through tlit use of reason, the hate peddlers will take over and push the nation into a new civil war. In a news conference preceding an address before the National Urban League convention Tuesday night, Reuther said "democracy can't afford to fail in resolving this crisis. We would be unworthy to represent freedom to the rest of the world if we denied it to any here." In his speech, Reuther, head of the United Auto Workers, called upon Congress for speedy enactment of President Kennedy's civil rights program. Reuther also indicated he would join the civil rights march scheduled for Aug. 28 in Washington, D.C. The march is planned to dem onstrate Negro demands that Con gress pass the President's civil rights plan. Farm Group Dividends Announced Farmers in Knox and Fulton counties are receiving checks totaling $10,799.50, as dividends on their stock in the Federal Land Bank Association of Galesburg, according to an announcement made today by Charles H. McKie, manager. This dividend Was declared by the board of directors of the association at its last meeting, payable to its member-stockholders of record at the close of business May 31, 1963. The payment of this dividend by the association has the effect of reducing the average interest rate paid this year by association members on their loans. Pass On Savings The dividend payment by the association was made possible by a recent dividend received on its stock in the Federal Land Bank of St. Louis. Thus the association is passing on to its members a portion of the savings made by the cooperative land bank' system. During the first five months of 1963, the association made Land Bank loans totaling $231,500. Substantial amounts of long-term credit are being used to meet the requirements of modern agriculture. The association is meeting this demand by the rendering of prompt service, which is available to all farmers who have a sound basis for credit. DR. I. ERN5TEIN OPTOMETRIST CONTACT LENSES EYES EXAMINED LIVING SOUND HEARING AIDS GALESBURG OPTICAL CO. I43-S317 oi S«-J0X7 339 C. Main Hourai » A.M. to 6 P.M. Fridays; 9 A.M. lo 1:30 P.M. W«dn«id«r'i Til Noon Have You Heard That Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Dennis and family of Ames, Iowa, left for home Tuesday after visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lozier, 929 W. Losey St. While here they attended the wedding of Mrs. Dennis' niece, Darlene Dennis and Airman 3c Richard Welch. Coin Club Meet Regular meeting of the Western Illinois Coin Club will be held Thursday at the Elks Club. A bourse at 7 p.m. will be followed by a business session and an auction. Breaks Breast Bone WAT AG A - Mrs. Charles Knight of Wataga is convalescing at home following a fall Monday which resulted in a broken breast bone. She was treated at Cottage Hospital and was released the same day. Wish School Were Starting Again? Send Them to Vacation Bible School at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church 1372 W. Fremont, Galesburg August 5th to August 16th — Monday thru Friday Time: 9:00 A.M. to 11:45 A.M. Ages 3 years old through Junior High Course Theme: "Walking With God" For more information call 342-4249 Woman Killed In Peoria as Auto Upsets PEORIA, 111. (UPD-One woman was killed and another critically injured in a one car accident in Peoria early today. The victim was identified as Judy Welch, 19, Peoria, a passenger in a car driven by Mrs. Sandra K. Cremer, 23, Peoria. The car skidded* off the highway, travelled 170 feet on the grass parkway sideways, then flipped and skidded another 190 feet on its top, police said. Authorities estimated the car was going 90 miles an hour in a 50 mile zone. Wreckage was strewn along the entire 360 foot path of the auto on the parkway. ROCK ISLAND, 111. (UPD—Two Iowa men were killed in a one car crash on Illinois 92, five miles west of Andalusia, 111., today. Richard Crumley, 18, Letts, Iowa, and Everett Keller, 28, Clinton, Iowa, were killed when their car went out of control on the top of a curve, rolled, then landed in a gully, police said. Education Tax Deductions Are Explained Many teachers attending summer schools may be wondering about the rules governing educational expenses as a federal income tax deduction. Director of Internal Revenue Jay G. Philpott of the Springfield district said today that expenses for education are deductible if the course or courses improve the skills required by the person in his job, or meet requirements set by his employer. Expenses are not deductible, he said, if the education or training is undertaken to obtain a new position, or to attain general educational improvement. If one travels as a form of education, expenditures will generally be considered as primarily personal in nature and not deductible, he explained. This includes travel as a form of education while on sabbatical leave. Deductible school expenses are claimed on page 2 of Form 1040 if deductions are itemized. They cannot be claimed if the standard deduction is used, he pointed out. On the other hand, the cost of travel, meals, and lodging while away from home overnight for education are allowable as a deduction, and may be claimed on page 1 of the return 1040, whether or not the standard deduction is used, he said. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! 2 ,500 square feel PLASTIC TILE 5 Colors 0%* Each J WHILE THEY LAST PALMGREN'S FLOOR COVERINGS 429 E. Main St. University Building Bid Probe Asked CARfcONDALE, III. (UPD-Thc science building proposed for the Southern Illinois University campus at Edwardsvillc will have to wait. University trustees delayed action Tuesday on awarding a contract to build the project. There was heated discussion about the wide variance in cost estimates. Arnold H. Maremont, hoard trustee and former chairman of the Illinois Public Aid Commission, asked SIU officials to confer with the Madison County states attorney's office' with an eye toward investigation by a grand jury. Kids Revised SIU President Dclyte W. Morris told the board some subcontractors submitted bids well below cost estimates, then revised them a few days later. Other apparent low bids were as much as 58 per cent above the estimates. "I am profoundly disturbed by the aspects of bidding," Morris said. Maremont called for another investigation of mechanical work bids for the proposed $11.2 million University Park residence hall complex at the Carbondale campus. Knox County ASCS Group Re-Elected Members of the Knox County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service Committee were re-elected at a county convention of community farmer committee delegates Tuesday in Galesburg. Eighteen of 20 delegates eligible lo participate in the convention attended the session in the Agricultural Building, 465 S. Farnham St. Earl J. Ericson of Victoria again heads (he committee as chairman, serving in this capacity since 1953. Others re-elected were: Edward A. Bowman of Oneida, vice chairman; Raymond W. Bodinus of Wiiliamsfield, regular member; Donald M. Swedlund of Galesburg Route 3, first alternate, and Dale K. Welch of St. Augustine, second alternate. B. Everett Leigh serves as manager of the ASCS office here. The county committee will convene Aug. 7 to organize for the new year. Galesburg Register-Moil, Galesburg, Wed, July 31. 1963 1. Democrats Nominate 10 for Reapportionment Board SPRINGFIELD (UPI) — Illinois Democrats have chosen their list of 10 candidates for a bi-partisan commission to reapportion the House of Representatives. The action drew immediate and sharp criticism from Republicans. Two state representatives and a state senator were i among the 10 Democratic names on the list Tuesday. Republicans, who selected their 10 candidates last week, did not name any legislators and said (he Democratic action "violates the spirit of the commission." isaaMissvnD anx avaa The bi-partisan reapportionment commission was made necessary when Gov. Otto Kerner vetoed a GOP-backcd bill reapportioning the House. The governor now will select five persons from the list of each parly to the commission, which must re-map the House. If seven of the 10 commission members agree on a reapportionment plan, it will become law and slay in effect for 10 years. If there is no agreement, all representatives will be chosen on an at-large basis in 1964. Many persons also interpret the Constitution to read that in such a case, 29 Senate seats up for election next year also must be decided on an at-large basis. Democrats whose names were submitted to the governor were: George Dunne, Chicago, member of the Cook County Board; Ivan Elliott Sr., Carmi, former attorney general; Sen. Edward Ehcr- were included I s P achcr ', Shelbyvillc, Senate minority whip; Mayor Alvin Fields of East St. Louis, vice chairman of the Democratic State Central Committee; Robert Z. Hickman, Danville attorney and lormor candidate for the state Supreme Court; Richard J. Nelson, Evanston, vice president of Inland Steel Corp.; Daniel M. Pierce, Highland Park attorney; Rep. Paul Powell, Vienna, House Dcm- flegislators) are appointed to th# commission, then he is once again reversing his position. "Do Gov, Kerner and the Dem* ocratic party now want us td believe that these same Demo* cratic legislators are no longer being asked to vote upon their own political futures?" Ronan was asked why Democrats did not follow the Republic can example and put only non* legislators on their list. "After all," the Democratic chairman said, "they •Republicans* arc in a different position. They came up with their bill and passed it. before it was vetoed. Our bill never really had a chance to pass." Ronan said about six other .... „ T , _ , persons also were considered for ocratic leader; Rep. John louhy, , . . „ . , ., ,. ^ ' .. ...-'the commission. He said the commission appointed by the gov- Chicago, House Democratic \v>«ip: and James Ronan, chairman of the Democratic Stale Central; Committee. j State Republican Chairman Vic- 1 tor L. Smith issued a statement quoting Kerncr's veto message j when the governor said legislators were "after all, being | asked to vote on their own political fortunes." Smith said, "If these men ernor should "take a fresh look at the whole thing" rather than start from the Republican or Democratic reapportionment maps introduced in the legislature. "The people on this commission are empowered to act by themselves," he said. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! 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