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Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, August 1, 1963
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RESCUE AWARD PRESENTED—Sen. Richard Larson (right) and Mayor Robert Cabecn (left) hold a copy of the State Senate resolution which commends Jack Andren of Galesburg (center) for his "heroic rescue" of an 8-year-old Maquon boy last year. Andren reads what the Senate had to say about him while the rescued lad looks proudly at his rescuer. Andren's appliance of a heart massage following the water accident was credited with saving Kevin's life. Gity Lifeguard Wins Honor A Lake Storey lifeguard, a state senator and an 8- year-old.boy participated in an unusual ceremony at City Hall Wednesday afternoon. The lifeguard, Jack Andren of 144 West Mary St. was presented an Illinois State Senate resolution by Sen. Richard Larson (R-Galesburg) for saving the life of young Kevin Kennelly of Maquon. On hand to commemorate the memorable event in Kevin's life were his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Teddy* Kennelly; Andren's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harv Wampler of Knoxville, and city officials. It was a year ago last month when the boy went swimming with a group of friends at Lake Storey on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Kevin suddenly disappeared in five feet of water and was Have You Heard That Mr. and Mrs. John Sullivan of Galesburg and Mr. and Mrs. Rob- erf Sullivan of Monmouth have returned from a two-week trip to the West coast. In Spokane, Wash., they were hosted by Miss Rita Sullivan, 4 -H Club specialist at the University of Washington. The group toured British Columbia and took a cruise through the San Juan islands. The Sullivans visited Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kolowski and son James, former Galesburg residents now living in Seattle. READ THE WANT ADS! brought up when a swimmer stumbled into him. Gives Heart Massage The commotion in the water caused Andren, who was off duty, to run toward the shore. Using closed heart massage for about three minutes he revived the boy. "I had only read about this new Poison Rate For Children Mounting SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) Cases of accidental poisoning among children increased at an alarming rate the first half of 1963, the State Health Department has reported. Dr. Franklin Yoder, state health director, said Wednesday the total for the first six months was 5,376, compared with 4,593 cases in the same 1963 period. He estimated that another 5,000 cases were treated but not reported to the department. Cases of accidental poisoning are reported by 84 poison control centers and about 80 other hospitals, Dr. Yoder said. There are 300 hospitals in Illinois. The number of deaths caused by accidental poisonings the first half of 1963 was not known. Such poisonings claimed 39 lives in 1962. Dr. Yoder said the major cause of poisonings is medicine in tablet or pHI form. Aspirin products account for more than one-third of the cases, he said. Household preparations rank second and pesticides, third. Grand jurors Eye Vote at Mount Vernon massage technique about a week before the accident and it probably saved Kevin's life, since his pulse was too low for artificial respiration," Andren recalled. Hearing of Andren's action, Sen. Larson sponsored a resolution in the Senate commending the city employe's feat. Larson read resolution No. 74 which cites Andren for a "keen judgement in his heroic rescue effort" and calls him the "personification of a great American citizen." Andren received congratulations from Mayor Cabeen, City Manager Thomas Herring and Park Superintendent Russell Johnson — and Kevin who reacted with a wide grin and a burst of tears. The tear burst from the excited lad came towards the end of the ceremony. Andren works with the park maintenance crew in off-season. Red-Haired Bank Bandit Takes $21,000 and Hostage LELAND, 111. (UPI)-A red-haired bandit walked into the Le- tand National Bank Wednesday hours after a money shipment was received and walked out with $21,000 in old bills and teller James Elliot at hostage. The bandit, still at large early today, later released Elliot, 25, along a gravel road 2 x k miles northwest of here. Elliot and bookkeeper Mrs. Knute Fletra were alone in the bank during the noon hour when the bandit walked in. Elliot said the robber was a stranger who came into the bank during the morning and asked for the address of a local resident. Elliot said the bandit, upon returning to the bank, wore a white handkerchief over the lower part of his face and threatened him as if he had a gun in his pocket. Elliot said he never saw a gun and was not sure whether he had one. "I could have knocked him flat," Elliot said, "but who am I to call his bluff?" The bandit ordered Elliot into the vault and handed him a brown paper bag. "Put it all in there," the bandit said. Elliot said the bandit wanted only currency, no coins. The bandit parked his car at the rear of the bank and forced Elliot to leave with him through a rear door. They drove off in a light gray or blue 1962 or 1963 compact car. He released Elliot along a gravel road. The teller walked to a farmhouse and a farm wife drove him to the community of 600 persons in La Salle County. The bandit was described as a white male, about 50 years old with long red hair. He wore a dark suit and a white sports shirt. Galesburg Register-Moil, tiolesbufa. III. Thursdov, Aug. L 1963 3 A. KINCETON SET Engagement Ring, $800.00 Bride'* Circlet 10.00 I. CASABLANCA SET Engagement Ring $300 .00 Bride'* Circlet ...J $lM.0O C. PIANA TRIO Engagement Ring $250.00 Bride'* Circlet ....$ 37.50 Groom 'i Ring $ 80.00 (If you have 8 "her" to make happy-see us for helpful facts today. No Obligation, of course!) As seen In ftViliTBN' DIAMOND RINOt "He seems to want the very best for me-in everything! He says be made it an Artcarved because of its really solid guarantee and that famous Permanent Value Plan.* I wanted one for its thrilling styling-its fabu* lous beauty. So we're both happy i ... and with this beginning, I guess' we always will be!" Others from $50.00 Easy Terms ELLIS Jewelers 219 IAST MAIN ST. . Auihoriad •Artcarved j«w,t e / , Armory Roof At Galesburg To Be Replaced SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - Nine armories at Rockford, Rock Island, Mount Vernon, Delavan, Sycamore, Urbana, Galesburg, Streator and Waukegan will have their roofs replaced. Gov. Otto Kerner approved the release of $160,000 Wednesday for the repairs. He also released $4,256 for changes and additions to the contract for electrical work in connection with construction of the new eye and ear infirmary in the state medical center in Chicago. Kerner also released $1,110 to install a natural gas line from the residence building to the main kitchen in the administration building at the reception and diagnostic center at Joliet. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! Progress in MS Control Is Reported The Warren County Multiple Sclerosis Chapter has received the following information from the National Society: On May 29 President Kennedy was given a research report on multiple sclerosis which can only be called most hopeful. Dr. bornstein, who has done outstanding research recently, told the President that therapy to arrest the course of multiple sclerosis may be possible for the first time, perhaps within a few years. Dr. Bornstein said experiments had now provided hope on three fronts- prevention, interruption of the disease's course, and even eventual recovery. Warren county chapter also reported the following progress locally: To further the research the Moorman Manufacturing Company of Quincy has sent a contribution of $500 to the Warren County Chapter. The Galesburg clinic has also made a donation. Other firms and individuals outside Warren County have also mailed checks. MOUNT VERNON, 111. (UPI) A special grand jury will be called Sept. 4 to probe alleged voting irregularities in the April township election here. A grand jury in May returned indictments against 15 persons, charging them with election law violations ranging from vote buying to the casting of multiple ballots. The indictments were subsequently quashed because of an irregularity in the selection of grand jurors. Judges Defendants Circuit Court Judge Caswell Crebs Wednesday approved the special grand jury investigation He also ruled that the defendants, most of them election judges, could file a motion seeking the disqualification of Jefferson County State's Atty. J.B. Springer in the probe. Attorneys George Howard and Lawrence S t a r m a n said they would file such a motion. They said Springer, who was involved in the initial investigation, could possibly influence the special grand jury with information not gained from the sworn testimony of witnesses. 1 ftRft WSGOHBf RECEIVES RIFLE MATCH TROPHY-Charlee Brewer (center) of the Galesburg Fire Depart* ment Explorer Post 210, receives trophy for high individual score in the National Rifle Association's Boy Scouts postal rifle meet. Presentation was made by Pioneer District chairman, Russell Hardine (right), while City Manager Thomas Herring offers congratulations to the municipal employe for his achievement. Brewer competed with more than 3,0M explorers throughout the country. Fourteen entries were submitted by the Prairie Council, Boy Scouts of America. Three Men Die As Car Burns After Accident LITCHFIELD, 111. (AP) -Three men burned to death today when the small foreign car they were riding in collided with a tractor trailer near Litchfield. Police jsaid the three were ap­ parently from the St. Louis area. There was a St. Louis city license tag on the windshield. The driver of the car is in critical condition at St. Francis Hospital. Officers said the three dead were burned beyond recognition. The accident occurred 7 miles north of Litchfield on U.S. 66. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! Limits Apply to Pickups SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - Atty. Gen. William G. Clark said today a pickup truck is considered a freight-hauling vehicle and as such is subject to the 55 miles an hour speed limit on Illinois highways. Clark said pickups fall into the classification of motor vehicles of the second division which are vehicles that carry freight or more than seven passengers. Automobiles and station wagons, for example, are vehicles of the first division which carry not more than seven persons and no freight. There are only the two divisions. Clark's opinion followed a query THE BIG QUESTION ON HEALTH INSURANCE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS: IS IT AVAILABLE? YES!/™* Mutual OF OMAHA Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co, Call me for full Information on the variety of plans for people 65 and over, offered by Mutual of Omaha, the company that insures more than I million 200 thousand senior citizen*, R. I. THOMAS, MGR. 309 BONDI BLDG. PH. 343-8583 from McLean County State's Atty. William B. Lawrence who said a county justice of the peace was dismissing complaints signed by highway patrolmen against drivers of pickups who exceeded the 55 m.p.h. speed limit on U.S. 66. Clark said the pickup trucks were still classified as freight- hauling vehicles, even if they were hauling no freight. JETS Program Is Under Way At Bradley Gary W. Coleman, 661 N. Henderson St., is one of 35 high school students participating in the Junior Engineering Technical Society's (JETS) two-week summer program at Bradley University in Peoria. Coleman, who will be a senior this fall, is attending industrial tours, lectures and laboratory sessions. The group will take a tour of Caterpillar Tractor Company's Mossville plant Friday. The activities will begin at 10:30 a.m. when the students will tour the demonstration area in North Pekin and witness exhibitions featuring the company's newest earth-moving equipment. Students will be assigned to a practicing engineer who will discuss current engineering problems. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! FLOWERS Perfect for every occasion) # Styled Bouquets # Foliage Planters (Our summer specialty) # Blooming Plants Free Deliveryl—Charge HI nderson florists 312 1. MAIN 121N. BROAD MMtlt — f\ti — 141-3101 Special 9x12 Oval BRAIDED RUGS $ 49 00 132 E. Simmons St.—Across from Urge City Parking lot 105th KNOX COUNTY 1 WEEK ElfENTS 6 AFTERNOONS - 6 EVENINGS July 29, 30, 31 — August 1, 2, 3 KNOXVILLE, ILLINOIS LIVESTOCK, MACHINERY, FFA AGRICULTURAL and HOBBY EXHIBITS Over $40,000 Offered in Premiums ADMISSION: AT GATE, $1.00 FREE BLEACHER AND GRANDSTAND SEATS EVERY AFTERNOON Free Bleacher Seats and Reserved Grandstand Seats Every Night CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE 17 ACRES OF AUTO PARKING Operated by Knoxville American Legion BLUE GRASS SHOWS ON MIDWAY ALL WEEK SATURDAY - KIDS DAY Reduced Prices on all Midway Rides - 1:00 - 5:00 P.M. The American Legion - Galesburg Community Bind on the Stage FREE ACTS - DELAYED PARACHUTE JUMPS DAILY TONIGHT, AUGUST 1 BIG CAR AUTO RACES - 7 Events FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 AFTERNOON 10 RUNNING RACES 1 FARMER QUARTER HORSE RACE 2 QUARTER HORSE RACES, 2 PONY RACES 2 CONTEST RACES FRIDAY EVENING 7 EVENTS — BIG CAR AUTO RACING — 7 EVENTS SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 TWO BIG SHOWS Afternoon and Evening AUT SWENSON'S AUTO THRILLCADE ALL SEATS FREE FOR AFTERNOON SHOW EVENING - BLEACHER SEATS FREE - GRANDSTAND RESERVED

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