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2 Golesburg Register»Moil, Galesburo;, Fridoy, Aug, 9, 1963 Tells Urban Renewal Possibilities Plans for modernizing the Public Square area in Galesburg under an Urban Renewal project, to be financed chiefly by the Federal Housing and Home Finance Agency with assists from the city and Knox College, were outlined Thursday noon at the Rotary r 1 • •" 1 | Club meeting at the Custer Opii inion Is Received on Shovel Taxes State's Atty. Donald C. Woolsey reported this morning that he had received an opinion he requested from William G. Clark, Illinois attorney general, on the school district in which strip mine shovels should be assessed. The question arose when Community School District 208, ROVA, claimed it should receive taxes resulting from assessed valuations on shovels used by Midland Collieries, Inc. The assessed valuations totaled $722,000 and the taxes which accrued to Community Unit School District 210, Williamsfield, were listed as $13,000. As of April 1, 1962, the valuations went to District 210, where the company's operational headquarters, office, garages, supply buildings, loading hopper and electricity meter were located. At that time, it was related, the shovels were being used in mining operations on land in District 208, just across the line from the 210 boundary. Tells Opinion In his opinion, the attorney general said shovels should have been assessed, as of April 1, 1962, in District 208, where they were located and engaged in mining. District 210, it was stated, maintained that the shovels were movable pieces of personal property, properly taxed where the company office was located. It also was indicated that while the shovels were located and operating in.208, that the cable extended from 210. Woolsey said, "I have instructed the supervisor of assessments and the county clerk to abide by the attorney general." He referred to the mining company doing business where the shovels are located, not necessarily where the offices are. It was reported by the office of the county treasurer that Midland paid its personal property taxes, due last June 1 on valuations as of April 1, 1962, and that 210 was the district listed on the tax collection records. What the next step in the dispute may be was not indicated today. W oodhull Streets Are Renamed By Neiv Signs WOODHULL-Streets in Woodhull no longer have original names, since Tuesday night when members of the Woodhull Lions Club put new street signs on the steel posts which had been placed several weeks ago. Only street holding its original name is Division, the main street on which most local business establishments have been located. Practically every residence has obtained house numbers. Members of the Lions Club installed the numbers. READ THE WANT ADS! GLADS Extra Fine $1.00 and $1.50 doz. Nicely Arranged Vases. Reasonably Priced. Chos. S. Griffin Ph. 343-9976 919 Brown Ave, Inn. Speaker was Carl Landino, of the Jack Meltzer Associates, engineering firm of Chicago—the consultants employed by the Knox County Housing Authority (KCHA). He explained proposals for developing the area bounded on the north by Ferris Street, on the south by Tompkins, on the west by Cedar and on the east by Cherry. David Allensworth presided for the program and the speaker was introduced by William H. Moon, who explained that the Housing Authority (formerly Knox County Land Clearance Agency) in this county, during its 20 years of community service, has sponsored three main projects: (1) Knox Homes Addition of 125 houses in the southeast corner of Galesburg, where Williams Race Track once was operated; (2) rehabilitation of areas bordering Knox campus, and (3) Abingdon Homes, where about one-third of a 20-acre district has so far been improved. The present and major effort of the KCHA is the program on the Square. Members of the KCHA are Moon, Jack Hinchliff, Ralph Hawthorne, Leo Munson and Leroy Williamson. Area Qualified Because the Ferris-Tompkins- Cedar-Cherry area is central to Galesburg's business district and needs revitalization, a renewal project is attractive to local and federal agencies involved, Landino said. To qualify for federal assistance, it is necessary to prove that (1) 50 per cent of structures in the area are sub-standard, or (2) that 20 per cent are substandard and blighting influences affect others, Landino said, adding that his firm takes the second position. "No insurmountable financial problem is involved," Landino said. "We estimate that if the city of Galesburg can provide $73,000, the balance can be financed with federal aid and by a redeveloper." The land clearance, relocations and other expenses have been estimated at about $1,000,000. He pointed out that "a marketable parcel" must be recognized in order to qualify for support from the Housing and Home Finance Agency. This is unquestionably provided in the Public Square project, the speaker said, because of commercial, civic and other building possibilities. Analyst Scheduled He announced that a market analyst would be in Galesburg next week to study commercial phases of the redevelopment. By Nov. 3 Landino's firm expects to file reports and recommendations to KCHA and the city. Then it takes eight months to process through the federal government, two more years to secure the land and still more time to clear structures and open areas for new buildings. In a question-and-answer period, Landino discussed some of the buildings affected by the proposed development. He said that surveys of structures showed Steele Gymnasium and Whiting Hall to be qualified for retention. He commented that old Galesburg High School should be torn down because costs to remodel for a Junior College would be "astronomical." During the questioning period, some of the Rotarians expressed views that Galesburg has a "golden opportunity" now to advance downtown area improvements, and that this is an opportune time to achieve goals of the city's master plan. A recorded interview will be broadcast Monday at 6:05 p.m. by WGIL. Annual Moose Family Picnic Firemen's Pork, Wataga Sunday, August 11 Serving it 12:00 o'clock Noon Bring one hot and one cold dish of food end own t«ble service. lodge will furnish mejt, ice cream and drinks. GAMES FOR YOUNG AND OLD - FUN FOR EVERYONE COME EARLY - STAY LATE County GOP Plans R,lly At Knoxvillc The Knox County Republican Central Committee will sponsor an "old-fashioned corn boil" Aug, 25 beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds at Knoxville. Rep. Robert T. McLoskey (R-lll.) has engaged Rep. Donald G. Brotzman (R-Colo.) to be the main speaker. He will address the rally at 6:30 p.m., according to R. C. Wise of Knoxville, chairman of the committee. Candidates for all state offices are being invited to the gathering, Wise said today. The three candidates seeking the gubernatorial nomination, Hayes Robertson, Charles Percy and Charles F. Carpentier, will be given three minutes each to speak if they desire to do so. The local American Legion Band will provide the entertainment, along with special projects for children. Drawings will be held for attendance prizes, with the main item worth at least $50, according to Wise. Persons may bring a picnic lunch to the rally, but plenty of corn will be available, Wise said. The general chairman for the event is Fred Coakley of Henderson. The Central Committee will meet Monday at 8 p.m. in the Knox County Courthouse and will put finishing touches on the plans at that time. Legion Holds First Meeting Of New Year The local American Legion post held its first meeting of the Legion year Thursday night and discussed an upcoming pro basketball game, baseball and fruit juices. Gene Kiernan, past commander, was appointed chairman of the drive to gather over 100 cans of fruit juices for the Knox County Red Cross Blood Center. Vice Commander Roy Hand said tickets for the basketball game between the St. Louis Hawks and Cincinnati Royals will go on sale immediately at the Legion Home, Hawthorne Drugs and LeGrand Service Station. The game will be played at Galesburg High School Sept. 27. The Legion baseball team is currently defending its state crown at Canton this weekend, with final games slated for Sunday. Delegates to the recent state convention in Chicago delivered reports to the members attending last night's meeting. Commander Carl Hearrington presided at the meeting, his first since being installed as the cop Legion man in Galesburg. County Will Get $4,137 From State In March Taxes Knox County will receive $4,137.51 from the state for county retailers' occupation tax and county service occupation tax covering March business, with funds collected in April. Other counties in this area receiving funds will be Fulton, $1,043.18; Henderson, $324.26; McDonough, $1,407.51; Peoria, $33,413.74, and Rock Island, $4,526.64. Counties in the state will receive a total of $344,158.65 from the business taxes. Front Entrance Of City Hall to Be Remodeled Front entrance of the Galesburg City Hall will be remodeled this month according to plans approved earlier by the City Council. Remodeling will include installation of weather-tight aluminum doors. Appropriated in the city budget for general City Hall improvements is $1,250 and so far a back entrance has been remodeled and a few window screens purchased. Bids for the front entrance improvement will be opened Aug. 19 and work is expected to start a few days later. CARROLL'S PEN & PENCIL SET Report Due Next Week on Publie Aid Investigation SPRINGFIELD (UPD-Harold O. Swank, Illinois director of public aid, said Thursday that results of a thorough study of the state's aid to dependent children program would be made public next week. Swank said he "cannot get too alarmed" over reported differ* ences between the Illinois study, directed by former FBI agent dered by the U. S. Department of Richard Hosteny, and a study or- Health, Education and Welfare. The federal survey covered 1,000 cases, Swank said. The state study conducted by Hosteny was a more thorough check on one* eighth of the same cases studied in the federal survey. Of these 132 cases, Swank said, there was no new information j * n them, found by Hosteny in 116 instances. In 5 of the 16 cases where Hosteny did find new information, it was something that had developed after the time of the first investigation. Questioned by Maremont "This means," said Swank, "on 11 of 132 cases there was uncovered additional. information that might have had a bearing on the eligibility of relief recipients. I have ordered a thorough check of those 11 cases and I expect to have the reports by Monday or Tuesday." Swank said the entire Hosteny report would be made public at that time. Earlier, Arnold H, Maremont, former chairman of the now-defunct Illinois Public Aid Commission, had called for the state to make public the find ings of the Hosteny survey. He said the Hosteny survey showed irregularities that affected the eligibility of about 20 per cent of the relief cases investigated. "Could Hosteny's 20 per cent figure mean that he found that one-fifth of all families receiving ADC might be ineligible for public aid?" Maremont asked. "Based on the $300 million appropriation sought for the next biennium for ADC, this could theoretically run to $60 million." Claims Distortion Swank, asked to comment on Maremont's remarks, said: "This is completely distorted. It is completely erroneous to even proceed down this line of thinking." He said the HEW check had showed that almost 50 per cent of the cases had some element of error in them. "Some (payments) were over- some were under," he said. "It balanced out. You've got to remember the ages (of child recipients) are changing every day- people are moving—and the case workers hit them only about once every three months. I cannot get too alarmed over this." Swank said he did not know how Hosteny arrived at his figure of 20 per cent irregularities. He said the check ordered by HEW had found a 4 .9 per cent rate of ineligibility among the cases checked, and he said it was estimated that 1.6 per cent of these cases might have had fraud Complaints on Valuation List Increase of 200 Complaints on real estate and personal property valuations filed with the Knox County Board of Review prior to the Aug. 1 deadline totaled 200 real estate complaints in the City of Galesburg and 160 in the townships and a total of 80 complaints on personal property valuations. These figures were listed today by Wayne Woolsey, Knox County supervisor of assessments and ex-officio sec- rotary of the Board of Review, who said the complaints on real estate numbered approximately 160 altogether last year. The board secretary attributed some of the increase to the fact that this is the quadrennial assessment year, when all real estate is assessed and all valuations are published. Between quadrennial years, valuations remain unchanged except where there has been a division, or there have been additions or removals, or new buildings constructed. Approximately one-third of the 160 townshrp real estate complaints were based, Woolsey said, on the five per cent increase this year in valuations on prairie type soil. This blanket increase drew opposition from the Knox County Farm Bureau, which urged its affected members to register complaints. Mrs. Sullivan Consultant on Red Cross Drive Mrs. Rivers Sullivan, 1740 N. Cherry St., will act as National Red Cross Fund consultant for chapters in Knox, Warren, Henderson and Henry counties for the 1964 campaign. She was appointed by H. Mayo Harris, national fund chairman for Illinois, at a meeting in Peoria earlier this week. Mrs. Sullivan is currently serving her third term as the local chapter chairman and as administrator of the Blood Center. She has held the latter position since Jan. 19, 1949. On the national and state level, she served on the National Red Cross Council of Volunteer Local Society For Crippled Names Directors Three new board members were elected this week to the Knox County Society for Crippled Children and Adults. They are Milton Tanzer Sr., 1089 Brown Ave.; John Piatt, personnel officer at Galesburg State Research Hospital, and Donald Stoffel, Galesburg attorney and alderman. The name of the group has been changed from the Knox County Association for the Crippled to its present name to coincide with the national organization. The local society runs the Easter Seal Therapy Center at 169 S. Cedar St. Faces Action For Revocation Of Probation Action will be taken Monday in Knox County Court, Jack R. Kirkpatrick, assistant state's attorney, said today, for Willard Dean McLaren, 34, address listed on jail records as Gilson, to show cause why his probation should not be revoked. Sheriff's office records listed McLaren as having been placed on probation last June 14, for one year on a charge of criminal damage to property. Information on the latest developments were that the basis of revocation action includes a charge identical to the one on which the probation was granted. Early this morning, McLaren was alleged to have gone to the Wayne Brush residence at Gilson, where he cut two tires on a parked auto and threw rocks at the house, breaking a window. Brush was listed as McLaren's brother-in-law. With McLaren this morning were William Gagg, 17, of 309 Locust St., Knoxville, and James Young, 17, of the Parker Hotel. It appeared that McLaren had picked up the two youths and they had ridden around for awhile before he went to the home. He was alleged to have given each of the youths two cans of beer from a 6-pack he had in the car. Later this morning, the youths were fined $50, plus costs, each in the court of D. Paul Nolan, police magistrate on a charge of illegal acceptance of alcoholic beverages as minors. McLaren also was charged with illegal gift of alcoholic beverages to minors. $10,000 Damages Are Sought in Court Action Filed late Thursday afternoon in the office of William K. Richardson, Knox County circuit clerk, was a complaint for damages in the amount of $10,000. Plaintiff in the suit was David Brant, with GeorgR Swanson of Knoxville, Route 1, as defendant. Basis of the action was a fall, Aug. 8, 1961, by Brant from a wagon while he said he was employed by Swanson. The plaintiff alleged that he fell as he slipped on wet clay on a wagon wheel as he was alighting from the wagon. He described his injuries to include two places on his spine. Brant related that clay from a nearby well excavation had been placed in a hole at the gateway through which he had to drive the wagon loaded with grain. Services in 1945, has been a member of the national convention's resolutions committee and secretary of the national convention. RETIRED BLICKLAYER HONORED—'Fred V. Erlckson, 73, (center) was honored by the Galesburg Brick Mason's Union Thursday night at a testimonial dinner. Having completed his 50th year this month as a member of the union, Erlckson became one of the few local members who are entitled to receive a gold certificate. Union president James Peek, (left) praised Erickson's work during the years he (Erlckson) was actively engaged In the vocation. Now a retired bricklayer, Erlckson has figured In city politics for more than 41 years and Is currently an alderman from the 2nd Ward. Among the some 20 union members gathered to honor him at the Harbor Lights were John Landuyt (2nd from left), Richard Youngren, BID Hallberg and Don Horwedel. MillionExpected to Attend State Fair at Springfield SPRINGFIELD (UPI) — The Illinois State Fair got under way today with a variety of events that included selection of the girl with the longest pony tail and a cow-milking demonstration by Gov. Otto Kerner. Fair officials freely sprinkled their conversation with such de- scriotions a* "Wisest" and "best ever" as the first events were started. The official opening was scheduled for 9 a.m. with Kerner cutting the ribbon. But out on the business part of the fairgrounds, where the livestock is kept and judged, things were well underway by that time. Opening day was dedicated to children, youth and agriculture. All three categories were very much in evidence as the fair started. For the young people there was scheduled a baton twirling contest, a baby pageant, teen age dancing ("with your favorite disc jockeys"), and dozens of other events. Swine judging and light horse judging led off the agriculture events. A highlight of the first day schedule was the dedication of the new junior livestock activities and exhibit building by Kerner. The ceremony includes the crowning of Miss Shn-fhorn lassie of 1963 and a milk judging contest between su°h dairymen as Ker ner, Agriculture Director Robert Schneider, Rep. Paul Powell, and others. A fair isn't a fair in Illinois without horse racing. In front of the grandstand will be quarter horse racing by some of the top sprint horses in the land in the first afternoon show. Weight watchers and girl watchers who follow Debbie Drake's calesthenics on television and in a syndicated newspaper feature will get a chance to see the trim blonde exercise in person. Miss Drake is scheduled to make three Degrees Awarded 751 Today at Southern U. Among 751 Southern Illinois University students receiving diplomas tonight will be two from the Galesburg area. Karlene Gullber of Kirkwood will receive a master of science degree, and Christine M. Hay of Lewistown a bachelor of science degree. Nineteen persons, a record number for a single SIU graduation will be awarded Ph. D. degrees. Summer commencement speaker at the Carbondale campus will be Dr. Ping-chia Kuo, SIU history professor and former high-ranking United Nations staff member from Nationalist China. Philip D. Sang, Chicago area businessman and philanthropist, will be awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters degree. West Is One of 33 New Members Of the ISCPA Thomas G. West, 1570 N. Academy St., is one of 33 new members elected to the Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants by action of the board of directors. West is a graduate of Northwestern University and is a student at the University of Chicago Law School, He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. West. NOTICE Ordinance prohibiting children under the age of 16 from running on th« public streets after 9 p.m. without parent or guardian will be enforced and curfew will be blown. BY ORDER OF VILLAGE BOARD EAST GALESBURG, ILLINOIS Aledo Man Injured in Fatal Wreck REYNOLDS—In fair condition at noon today was an Aledo man who was injured in a two-car crash at a rural intersection. A Taylor Ridge man was killed. The accident happened at 12:30 this morning just north of the Mercer County line in Rock Island County. Both drivers were alone in their cars. Carey Humphrey, 37, of 509 N. Hickory St., Aledo, is a patient at St. Anthony's Hospital in Rock Island. Officials there said he had facial lacerations and an injured left arm and shoulder. Pronounced dead at the scene was Robert Carlson, 28, of Taylor Ridge. The two cars collided at the intersection of blacktop and gravel roads, three miles south and V-k miles west of the Castleton junction. Both cars left the road, and state troopers indicated one may have run a stop sign. Three Fined At Alpha on Liquor Charge ALPHA—Three men were fined $50, plus costs, for the illegal transportation of liquor last week. They appeared in the court of George W. Kelly, Alpha police magistrate. Appearing July 31 were Gary L. Logqurst of near Gerlaw and John Steven Loquist of North Henderson, and Dennis J. Corbin of Galesburg on July 27. Arrested separately by state troopers, Corbin and John S. Log- quist were charged with having open beer cans in their cars. Gary Logquist was also fined $10, plus costs, on a speeding charge. appearances per day during the fair. In the evening, the kids will get the biggest treat of all—a real circus performing in front of the grandstand. The day will be clif maxed by a gigantic fireworks display—a standard event most nights of the fair. Fair officials are predicting that attendance will come close to 1 million over the 10 days of the exposition. Record livestock entries were registered in almost every category, with animal housing so scarce that some horses and mules were stabled in large tents. Altogether, about 30,000 separate exhibits will be on display. The Weather Kay to Pag* 1 W *alh*» Strip* Brown—Storm Yellow— Fall Rad—Warm Bin*—Cold ._ NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Partly, cloudy and warm, chance of showers or thunderstorms ending early tonight. Becoming fair and cooler tonight, Saturday mostly fair and pleasant. Low tonight 60-66. High Saturday 78-87. IOWA: Considerable cloudiness tonight and Saturday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms tonight. Cooler over west and north tonight and Saturday. Low tonight 50s in northwest to 60s in southeast. High Saturday generally in the 80s. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Fair and cooler tonight. Low in 60s. Saturday mostly fair and pleasant. High around 80 but lower near lake, Northerly winds 8-14 m.p.h. tonight and northeasterly 10-18 m.p.n. Saturday. Sunday continued fair and pleasant. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Thunderstorms ending early tonight, becoming fair and cooler. Saturday fair and pleasant. Low tonight 60-66. High Saturday 78-87. Illinois 5-Day Extandad Foracait NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Temperatures will average 3-6 degrees below normal. Normal highs, 82-87. Normal lows, 61-66. Cooler over the weekend. Warming toward the middle of next week. Total precipitation one-tenth to one-half inch. Thundershowers mostly likely tonight and early Saturday. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 77; morning's low, 68. Sky cloudy, wind out of the north-northeast. (Thursday's maximum, 91; midnight, 74.) Sun rose today at 6:05 a. m., sets at 8:06 p. m. Humidity, 62%. RIVER'STAGES St. Louis—4.2 rise 0.4 Beardstown—9.4 no change. Havana—6.1 rise 01. Peoria—11.8 no change. LaSalle—11.2 no change. Grafton—15.1 no change. Keokuk—3.2 rise .05. Dubuque—7.5 fall 0.1. Davenport—4.4 no change Burlington—7.6 no change. UNCIE HARRY SAYS Watch your talk . . . Horse sense is seldom found hitched to waggm tongue. GO WEST come to the LABOR'S DAY TOMORROW- • Light horse show. • 25,000 head of prize livestock. • Grand Ole Opry Show with 39 top stars. • American Indian Village. • Thrilling harness racing. • Mississippi riverboat ride. • Carnival midway of fun. FREE GATE AFTER 5 P. M i

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