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Galesburg, Illinois
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Monday, August 12, 1963
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2 Galesburq Register-Moil, Gg.lgsburg, 111. Monday, Aug. 12, 1963 Estate's Assets To Be Produced, Attorney Asserts Counsel for Lawrence Stickell said today that assets of the Clara Beacham Swanson estate which Stickell is under a court order to account for, will be produced in court next Monday. Humphrey and Lewis Apply For Probation Two motions for probation, entered this morning in Knox County Court, were referred by Judge Daniel J. Roberts to Sheriff Max E. Jones for investigation and report. A plea of guilty was entered by Taft Arthur Lewis, 26, who said lie resided here at the YMCA and his home was in Elmwood Park, who was charged with public indecency. It was indicated a check is being made of his record and after the probation motion, the judge continued the case to Wednesday. In lieu of $1,000 bond, he was returned to the county jail. Also referred to the sheriff for investigation and report was the probation request entered by Harold L. Humphrey, 26, of 29 Chestnut St., who pleaded guilty to charges of public indecency and contributing to the sexual delinquency of.a child. Humphrey was released on $1,000 bond. Following a session in his office, during which details of the case were related rather than in open court, the judge reported he placed David M. Reasor, 16, of 190 Indiana Ave., on probation for one year to Mrs. Albertena Morgan, dir'ector of court services. The youth had entered a plea of guilty to a charge of contributing to the sexual delinquency of a child. The judge said he had directed the parents to have the boy examined by a psychiatrist and indicated that further action in the probation would depend on the findings in the examination. Denies Infraction A hearing on a rule to show cause why his probation should not be revoked was continued to Wednesday in the case of Willard McLaren, 34, of Gilson. He denied the allegations connected with the move to revoke probation and said he wanted to consult an attorney. Also faced with possible revocation of probation, in connection with a non-support charge, Theodore Parks, 37, of 182 W. North St., was released on his own recognizance as the judge gave him a week in which to find a job to support his family. Counsel Assigned At the defendant's request, William H. Henning, public defender, was named to represent Ed Williams, 72, of 459 Harding St., previously charged with aggravated assault. A continuance to Aug. 19 was granted and Robert Ray, 40, of Monmouth, was released on his own recognizance, on a non-support charge. David Anderson, the counsel, said the assets are intact despite developments this morning in Knox County Court, where a bank president said the estate's assets in his institution had dwindled from $93,387.46 to $386.80. Frank C. Potter, president of the Little Fort Bank & Trust Co., testified that an account had been opened in his bank in the name of the estate, with a deposit of two cashier's checks and a personal check all totaling $93,387.46 July 27. Potter said, however, that subsequently his bank was notified by the Colorado bank which issued the cashier's checks, that they would not be honored. Anderson said the Colorado checks had been purchased with cashier's checks on a Florida bank and that he was unable'to obtain an explanation why the Colorado bank had not honored them. He continued to say that Stickell subsequently had converted the Florida cheeks into cash. He said it was his understanding that Stickell would appear here next Monday with the cash. Anderson said he would produce the rest of the assets of the estate, which he now holds. The Waukegan bank president stated that the reason for nonpayment of the cashier's checks was "not negotiable," while "no account" was listed as the reason for refusing payment on the personal check. It appeared that reimbursement for the $387.46 check was obtained by' the bank and this sum remained in the new account. Potter's testimony came in connection with a previously filed petition by David Shanks, Monmouth attorney, on behalf of First Christian Church, Monmouth, one of the beneficiaries of the estate. At the opening of the court hearing, Stickell's attorney moved for a continuance until next Monday, but was agreeable that Potter should testify since he was present in court. Shanks offered the bank documents as exhibits, but the originals were withdrawn and returned to Potter, when the bank president said he had been subpoenaed to appear Sept. 10, in U.S. District Court of Colorado and produce the documents. Atty. Kenneth Peel, who said he represented some of the estate heirs, questioned Potter. He referred to the current report in the estate, said to have been dated July 25, in which it was stated that the balance as shown in the report was represented by cash on hand in the Waukegan bank. Potter replied there was no deposit of record until July 29 and there would have been no funds on deposit July 25. The court was told that a subpoena on Stickell to appear today was not at the listed Waukegan address and bore a notation "not found." Both Stickell and Potter had been requested by Shanks to appear in court today, it was stated. Stickell is under a doctor's care, his attorney reported. Also filed today, by Atty. John Hanlon, was an objection to the July 29 current report on behalf of Knox College, also a benefi- New Auto Stickers Are On Sale Brisk business was being conducted this morning at City Clerk Al Nystrom's office, where 1963-64 wheel tax stickers went on sale. Nyslrom reported that a usual first-minute rush for low numbered stickers was somewhat slower than previous years, although he anticipates a higher to* tal sale of stickers by the end of the year. Present licenses expire Aug. 31 and one sticker should be displayed on windshields of each Galesburg-based car, according to a city ordinance. Failure to do so may result in a fine. Additional help has been hired by Nystrom to facilitate license sales. Those who cannot be at City Hall during the 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. operating hours may purchase wheel tax licenses by mail. Application blanks will appear periodically in the Galesburg Register-Mail during the remainder of the month. Public Square Improvement Postponed Resurfacing the street around Public Square has been postponed for two weeks, pending completion of an agreement between the city and the state highway department. Bids for the $31,000 improvement project will be opened Sept. 3 instead of a previously announced date. The street will be resurfaced before winter despite a two-week postponement, City Manager Thomas Herring said. Postponement was necessary to enable city and state officials to complete minor details, he said. Work has already started on clearing water lines in the Public Square area. Although this is not part of the main project, it must be done before resurfacing is started, Herring pointed- out. The state highway department informed local officials Aug. 2 that the city could go ahead with the Public Square project. State approval was required as the project will be financed by Motor Fuel Tax funds. It involves resurfacing the existing brick pavement with bituminous concrete binder. Bids for the project were to be opened Aug. 19 with work slated to start soon after. Visitor Errs AALBORG, Denmark (UPI) A tourist, who thought the zoo's tigress looked "tame and peaceful," suffered a badly mauled hand when he offered the animal a cigarette Sunday. "Our tigress is absolutely not peaceful. And furthermore she dislikes tobacco," a zoo keeper said later. ciary under the Swanson will. The college previously filed an objection to the June 28 report, on which a hearing still is pending. Judge Roberts continued the hearing on the removal petition one week and also set the hearing on the latest report objection for next Monday. At SYDNEY'S MEN'S WEAR • • • A STORE FULL OF OUTSTANDING VALUES COME IN EARLY FOR BEST SELECTION. Sport Shirt Spectacular Only a few left. CANVAS OXFORDS AND SLIP-ONS Reg. $3.95 & $4.95 $2 ONE ONE GROUP GROUP Values Values to $3.98 to $6.95 only <aW only «•# II find this to be one of the finest selections and the greatest savings in town on fine sport shirts. Everything you could want is included in these 3 groups. ONE GROUP Values to $2.98 $' only 1 Bermuda Banlon ONE RACK JACKETS Most All Sizes Values $#%00 to $7.95 A SHORTS Sport Shirts Sizes 28 to 42 Ivy and Continental Styles in Plains and Fancies. $£00 100's To Choose From WITH POCKET All Sizes and Colors To Choose Between Regular $5.95 $£00 Boot Necks AH « $* 00 Sues A lor V Only «s9 Only "GALESBURG'S STYLE CENTER" LONG SLEEVE Sport Shirts Reg. to $5.95 *|J " mEn s'ujEflR 54 SO. SEMINARY STREET Peoria Businessman Bids for Lieutenant Governor Post The newest name in the list of Republican state office seekers and the only one thus far for lieutenant governor is John H. Altorfer, 43, of Peoria. He announced Saturday he would try for the OOP nomination in the primary election April 9, 1984, and quickly won support from two state committeemen. Lambert EngdaW of Monmouth, 19th Congressional District com* mitteeman and secretary of the state central committee, and Law* rence J. Wohlwend of Marion, 21st District committeeman, gave him their blessings. The Peoria businessman and grain farmer made definite what had been rumored for several weeks, and chose a meeting of a group of GOP leaders from the 18th Congressional District and Peoria County officials to do so. Victor Smith, chairman of the Illinois GOP State Central Committee, and Rep. Robert Michel, R-Peoria, were also present at the meeting. Altorfer served as Downstate Chairman of the United Republican Fund in 1960 and 1961, and currently is a director. He serves on the boards of 11 firms and owns a grain farm in Peoria County. He helped form radio station WIRL, which was later sold to Robert Frudeger, formerly of Galesburg. He is an elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Peoria, a trustee of MacMurray College in Jacksonville and a member of St. Francis Hospital Advisory Board. He said he visualizes the lieutenant governor's job as a full- time position, not that of just presiding over the Senate for six months every two years. He pledged to devote himself to helping the governor if a GOP man is elected next year. He is a 1943 graduate of Dartmouth College, served in the Navy from 1943-1946 and was discharged as a lieutenant (j.g.). He is married, has three children and livc*3 •in Edgewild, a subdivision in Peoria which he helped build. John H. Altorfer Illini Faculty Member Dies Following Crash COLLINSVILLE, 111. (AP - A Japanese summer faculty member at the University of Illinois died Sunday, after apparently suffering a heart attack following an auto accident on Interstate 70, near Collinsville. Police said Tahito Ishida, 40, was slightly injured when he tried to avoid hitting another car. His auto went off the road and rolled over. Ishida was taken to St. Mary's Hospital in East St. Louis, where he died a short time later. Hospital officials said death was apparently from a heart attack. He lived at 1107 W. Green in Urbana. it. He also said a gate had been opened to let out the livestock. At 11 a. m., W. W. Home, who is doing the remodeling work, reported that two power saws and three gallons of white paint had been taken. Amount of the loss was listed as $95. Thieves Hit Safes In Four Locations One safe was entered, one safe was carried away, an unsuccessful attempt was made to enter one safe, and an unlocked safe was ransacked, in four prowling jobs reported today to the sheriff's office. Looted of $3,482.08 in checks, prepared for bank deposit, $246 in cash, and a government check for $84.85 was the safe at the Victoria Farmers Elevator, Victoria. The report stated that the combination knob was knocked off and a pick was used to trip the combination tumbler. Carried away was a small safe at the Wataga Feed Mill, Wataga. The safe was said to have contained $80-$85 in cash and $739.69 in checks. One Attempt Fails The safe entry attempt which failed was at the Altona Co-Operative Grain Co., where an unsuccessful try was made to punch out the combination assembly. Nothing was reported missing. The unlocked safe, which was ransacked, but yielded nothing, was at the Johnson Grain Co., Wataga. Also listed as having taken place over the weekend at one farm in another section of the county were a theft and an act of vandalism. The scene was the farm owned by Sam Coffman and located six miles southwest of Abingdon. First report at 7:30 a. m. today was by Horace Morley, who farms the acreage. He reported that the residence on the farm is being remodeled and paint had been thrown all over Have You Heard That Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Stecht, 1100 Grand Ave., have returned from a 10-day vacation to South Dakota and Minnesota. They visited their daughter Nancy, a June graduate of Knox College, who is interning in St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, Minn. After a nine-months course she will be a registered medical technologist. The Stechts also saw the Passion Play at the Black Hills, S. D. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! UNCLE HARRY SAYS Definition of worry: A circle of inefficient thoughts whirling about a pivot of fear. GO WEST BL00DM0BILE TO VISIT VICTORIA WEDNESDAY REMEMBER THE DATE AUGUST 14 THE PLACE Method!* Church, Victoria, III. THE TIME —.11 to 6 P.M. We Need All Blood Types . . . Help Support Your Community Bloodmobile Visit. In recognition of the 100th anniversary of Uw International Red Croii movement each donor will receive a special pin. Our thanks to: Mrs. Harry Anderson, general chairman, the Methodist Church for the use of its facilities. Mrs. Herman Johnson, chairman of the canteen and to Mrs. Harris Welin and Mrs. Ethelyn Sornbergcr co-chairman of donor recruitment. KNOX COUNTY REGIONAL BLOOD (ENTER AT YOUR RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE Two Boys Are Hurt Sunday In Accidents Two youths were taken to Galesburg hospitals Sundny after they were injured in separate accidents. After stepping from in front of a parked car near the First Methodist Church at Ferris and Kellogg streets, Steven Shonkwiler, 5, was struck by a car driven by Dr. Guy N. Flater, 391 Fair Acres Dr. Dr. Flater told police that when he first saw the boy through the window of the parked car, he quickly applied his brakes, but one wheel of the car came to rest on the lad's right leg. X-ray examination at Cottage Hospital showed a hairline fracture of the fibula. Steven also sustained bruises on the forehead and left elbow. No charges were filed in the accident. The boy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Shonkwiler, 1763 Willard St. Bike Hits Car • Mike Sturgeon, 13, son of Mr, and Mrs. Richard F. Sturgeon, 345 Locust St., was treated for a cut on his leg at St. Mary's Hospital after his bicycle struck a parked car. Police said the boy was riding his bicycle north on Day Street in the 900 block and turned his head to find a friend. Then the bicycle hit the car. No damage was reported to the car, but Sturgeon was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he was treated and released. Convicted Slayer In Final Appeal CHICAGO (AP)-Lloyd E. Mil-. After "he was seized, Miller ler, 37, sentenced to death near' sianed a statement admitting the ly seven years ago for murder slaying. And during the trial, of an 8 -year-old Canton, 111., girl, I Miller's sweetheart te*tifi»d tint faced what may be his last hope | he had told her before he left of avoiding the electric chair to- town that he killed the chi'd, but day. that he had threatened to kill her with all legal resources ap> if she told anyone, parently. exhausted, Miller Miller's volunteer attorneys have appealed to Gov. Otto Kerner, through the State Parole and Pardon Board, for clemency. His execution date, postponed repeat' since taken his case to the Illinois Supreme Court, which upheld the conviction, and four times to the U.S. Supreme Court, Child Injured In 3-Car Wreck On Academy St. A child received minor injuries in a 3-car accident today at Tompkins and Academy streets. Taken to a physician's office was Judy Boynton, 4. She was a passenger in a car driven by her mother, Mrs. Shirley M. Boynton, 28, of 1162 E. Main St. City police said Mrs. Boynton, traveling west on Tompkins, pulled out into the path of an oncoming auto after stopping for a stop sign. The second auto, driven by Richard Tucker, 27, of 119 W. North St., struck the right rear of the Boynton car. The woman's auto then spun into a third car, driven by Victor Nelson, 76, of 55 Lincoln St., who was stopped on Tompkins Street for the west side of Academy Street," police reported. Mrs. Boynton was given a ticket for a right-of-way violation by the investigating officer, Roy A. Coleman. The Boynton car had extensive damage, while the other two had minor damage. Disaster Unit Schedules Session A meeting of the Knox County Emergency Disaster Unit will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the Galesburg American Legion Home. Lt. James Murphy of the Moline Fire Department Rescue Squad will be guest speaker. edly while he appealed and sought whlfh refuser) to W*P\V fhr? c?se other leaal remedies, has b'»efl on the strength of trial faults al- set for Aug. 23 at Stateville Pen-; letfci in the nefitinns. itentiary in Jollet. Miller was convicted Sept. 29, 1956, at Carthage, 111., of the rape-slaying Nov. 26, 1955, of Janice May in Canton. He was sentenced to death Nov. 15, 19S6, by Circuit Judge William S. Bardens, who had presided at Miller's' trial by a jury of six men and six women. The trial had been shifted from Lewistown, the Fulton County seat, where the girl was slain, to the Hancock County seat after eight days of questioning jury prospects in Lewistown failed to qualify a panel. The killing had aroused Canton and the surrounding area. The girl's body was found beneath an up-ended mine car not far from her home. Miller was a cab driver in Canton. The day after Janice's body was found, his cab was recovered near Pekin, 30 miles from Canton, where it had been abandoned. He was arrested the next day in Danville. Birth Record Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woodside, Oneida, a boy Saturday at 12:53 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. James L. Hagrelius, Galesburg Route 1, a girl Saturday at 2:35 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dollinger, Gerlaw, a girl Saturday at 8:29 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Warren Smith Jr., Wilmette, a boy Sunday at 5:24 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Carr, 773 E. Third St., a boy Sunday at 7:16 a. m. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Burks, 1025 Willard St., a girl Sunday at 4:21 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wyman, 586 Jefferson St., a girl Sunday at 11:02 p. m. Born at St. Mary's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Max D.. Hammond, 627 N. Broad St., a girl Sunday at 3:08 a. m. Mr. and Mrs. Jason Beaty, Galesburg Route 3, a girl today at 7:16 a. m. • Mr. and Mrs. Roy H. Struble, Steamboat Springs, Colo., are the parents of a son, Kenneth Roy born Aug. 3. The Struble family lived in Galesburg for 25 years, residing at 1271 N. Broad St. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! After psychiatric observation in prison early this year, he was granted a trial on the question of his mental status, but a jury in Carthage found him sane. His case has caused discussion. Judge Bardens recently criticized the U.S. Supreme Court for not disposing of appeal issues raised by Miller's attorneys. The attorney now representing Miller is George N. Lelghton, a Chicago Negro lawyer. The Weather Kay to P4fl« I Waathar Blrtpa Brown—Sternt Yellow—rait Had—Warm Blua—Cold NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms continuing well into tonight but probably ending before morning. Tuesday clearing and a little cooler. Low tonight 58-66. High Tuesday 74-80. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Showers and thundershowers ending before morning. Low lower 60s. Tuesday clearing and a little cooler. High near SO. Mostly southerly winds 10-18 m.p.h. early tonight, shifting to northwesterly later tonight and increasing to 1620 m.p.h. during Tuesday. Wednes)y fair and -moderately cool. GALESBURG AND TUESDAY: da Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms continuing well into tonight but probably ending before morning. Low tonight'low or middle 60s. Tuesday clearing and a little cooler. High near 80. Illinois S-Day Extandad Forecast NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Temperatures will average 3-6 degrees be- loW normal. Normal highs. 82-86. Normal lows, 59-65. Turning cooler Tuesday, warmer Thursday or Friday and turning cooler again about Saturday. Total rainfall one-fourth to three-fourths inch. Showers or thunderstorms ending tonight or Tuesday morning and recurring Friday or Saturday. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 73: morning's low, 86. Sky cloudy, wind out of the south. (Sunday's maximum, 87, midnight, 59; Saturday's maximum, 84; minimum, 60.) Sun rose today at 6:08 a. m., sets at 801 p. m. RIVER ~STACEf St. Louis—4.5 fall 0.5. Beardstown—9.4 fall 0.8, Havana—6.1 fall 01. Peoria—11.8 fall 0.1. LaSalle—109 fall O.I. Grafton—15.0 no change. Keokuk—2.7 rise 0.3. Dubuque—7.3 no changa. Davenport—4.1 fall 0.1. Burlington—7.4 fan 0.1. NEW LOCATION DR. L. E. KENT Chiropractic Physician Henderson Plaza 1134 N. Henderson St. PHONE 342-3415 Office Hours: 8:30 - 12 - 2 to 5:30 P.M. Evenings by Appointment Ladies 1 SHOES BROKEN LINES of FAMOUS MAKES for SCHOOL — STREET — DRESS 1 LOT ODDS ft ENDS $ i 1 RACK BROKEN SIZES 2 1 TABLE FINE SANDALS $ 2 RACKS BROKEN LINES Values to 14.95

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