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2 Golesburg Register-Moil, Galesburg, Down $188,555 . . • Tuesday, Aug, 13, 1963 Decreased School Budget Approved; No Objections By ROBERT LE MAY District No. 205 School of Education unanimously approved the 1963-64 bud* get Monday night after it was reported no objections to it had been tiled. The budget with revenues from taxes and state aid will amount to $2,976,366, which is $188,555 less than last year. Taxes are scheduled to bring in $2,262,076, leaving $713,290 to come from state funds and other sources. Dr. Clifton R. Bell, superintendent of schools, pointed out that this is a balanced budget, the third such budget approved in the five years he has been superintendent. The other years were 1960-61 and. 1961-62. Last year's and the 1959-60 budgets were unbalanced, meaning that outgo was more than income. Dr. Bell told the board that the budget had been available for in spection since the latter part of June when notice was published, but no one had appeared to look it over. Members absent last Hearing Set On Exceptions To Zoning Rule The Knox County Zoning Board of Appeals has scheduled a pub lie hearing Aug. 29, at 2 p.m., on a petition filed by Rose Wine to permit exceptions for non-conforming use. The exceptions were listed as permission or authority to construct a building 24 by 36 feet adjacent to the present build ing occupied by Galesburg Iron and Metal Co., on the Knoxville road. The hearing will be conducted in the Board of Supervisors room at the Knox County Courthouse. Hearing on Charge Against Youth Continued A preliminary hearing in the court of Raymond F. Cratty, justice of the peace, on a reckless homicide charge filed against Byron L. Crouch, 17, of 290 S. Kellogg St., was continued Monday afternoon to Aug. 26, at 2 p.m. The youth was released on $2,500 bond, furnished by his parents. The charge developed from the highway death of Gerald D. Landon, 39, of Abingdon, who was killed June 29, about 10 p.m., in a collision of his car with an auto driven by Crouch at the intersection of 111. 41 and County Highway 10, the cutoff road between 111. 41 and U.S. 150. Red Cross Plea Knox County Red Cross blood center issued a plea today for A negative blood. The emergency plea came after exhausting most of the negative supply last night. Those wishing to donate the blood type may call the center at 3420126. The bloodmobile will be in Victoria Wednesday. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS I MY SINCERE THANKS to Dr. Ray Thompson, nurses, sisters and staff of the St. Mary's Hospital for their wonderful care during my illness, also to my friends for their beautiful flowers and cards. ETTA ANGEL night were Robert McLaughlin, Robert Way and Everett Bruing ton. Schools Open Sept. 3 Schools will open in the district Sept. 3 with an expected increase of several hundred students. Dr, Bell said five teaching vacancies still exist, with very slim hopes of filling them. He warned the board that non- degree teachers may have to be utilized in the primary grades to help fill the gaps, but these edu cators cannot be used in junior and senior high schools. The existing vacancies are first grade at L. T. Stone, fifth grade at Allen Park, combination mathematics-physical education at George Churchill Junior High School, mathematics at Lombard Junior High School and driver training at the high school. Late resignations hurt in recruiting teachers, Dr. Bell acknowledged, but he said the largest factor was not knowing where cutbacks would be made in the system early last spring. Consequently needs for this academic year were delayed and this hurt in recruiting graduating college seniors. Await Governor's Action Dr. Bell reiterated his stand of a month ago when he said the immediate need of a tax rate increase would be alleviated if the governor signs three bills. But the school head warned this would just allow the district to continue the present program — not ex- Bribe Offer Reported by Councilman ROCK ISLAND, 111. (AP) - A Rock Island City Council member said attempts had been made to bribe him and the state's attorney announced today he will begin a full-scale investigation. Councilman Charles E. Heriford told a council meeting Monday night he had been threatened and offered bribes. He intimated that other councilmen also had received bribes offers, but none volunteered any information. Richard Stengel, Rock Island County staters attorney, said he planned to call in several city councilmen for statements. He declared under the new Illinois criminal code it is mandatory that such bribe attempts be reported to and investigated by a state's attorney's office. On Chief's Appointments Heriford said attempts were made to influence his vote on an ordinance which switches the appointment of police and fire chiefs from the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners to the city manager. The ordinance was approved, 5 to 1, with Heriford voting for it. Heriford told fellow councilmen he had received two calls just before the meeting. "If you vote this ordinance, you won't have a home by morning," he quoted one anonymous caller. He said another anonymous caller called him a name and that a week ago he was offered money. Police began an investigation. The ordinance will not affect incumbent fire and police chiefs. Council members are elected on a non-partisan basis. BLOODMOBILE TO VISIT VICTORIA WEDNESDAY SIGN UP TO DONATE BLOOD TODAY DATE.. .AUGUST 14 TIME ... 11 to 6 P.M. PLACE ... VICTORIA METHODIST CHURCH HELP SUPPORT YOUR RED CROSS BLOOD PROGRAM THIS MONTH IS THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS MOVEMENT. EACH DONOR WILL RECEIVE A SPECIAL PIN TO HONOR THE EVENT. Our thank! to: Tnt Mtthodiit Church tot tb* uit el itt iielU- ti»«. to Mri. Harry Andarion, chairman of the Bloodmobile vUtt, to Mri. Herman Johnson, chairman ot the canteen and Mr». HarrU Welin end Mrs. Eihelyn Sornberger. co-chairman of donor recruitment- Support these tine ladies by showing up tor your appointment. KNOX CQj/NTY REGIONAL BLOOD CENTE5 pand it as some individuals have thought. The bills awaiting Gov. Otto Kerner's signature are Senate Bills 290 and 946, and House Bill 1097. These bills could produce approximately $180,000 by various means for the local school district. Joseph E. West, attorney for the school board, pointed out that this was a very "iffy" year for the district. Besides the three bills awaiting action in Springfield, he pointed out that no one is yet 100 per cent certain the county won't have a multiplier imposed on its assessed valuation of property. A licensed practical nurse training program should get under way by Sept. 1, according to Dr. Bell, if the state approves the coordinator. Everything else is set, Dr. Bell told the board. The second meeting of this month was cancelled at the first July meeting. Dr. Bell said this would probably be satisfactory unless some emergency arises calling for a special meeting. Two resignations were accepted by the board and seven new teachers were hired. Leaving the system are Mrs. Nancy Coney, teacher at Nellie Swanson school, and Mrs. Lillian It. Maupin, clerk at Mary Allen West School. Hired to teach on the junior high school level were: Edith C. Peterson, salary $6,050; Kenneth Raymer for music, salary, $5.550; Claude D. Magee, salary of $5,450, and Culver C. Mills, salary of $5,350. Three were hired for the elementary schools. They are Brenda Joyce Williams, salary $4,550; Barbara Drake, salary of $4,800, and Janet L. Bonifield, salary of $4,750. Bids accepted by the board for art at all schools were: Wilson Paper Co. $65^.02, Allied School Equipment of Springfield, $878.99, Shick Supply and Equipment of Danville. $140 and Dick BlicK Co. of Galesburg, $873. Bids for junior and senior high school science supplies were: Stansi Scientific Ci. of Chicago, $829.75; Central Scientific Co. of Chicago, $284.96; Welch Scientific Co., General Biological Supply House and Denoyer Geppert Co., all of Chicago, with bids of $89.84, $445.79 and $27.50 respectively, and Wards National Science Establishment Co. of New York, $18.59. Gale Ward Athletic Goods won the physical education equipment contract for all schools at $2,102.23. Hot lunch bids awarded included Brown's Specialty and W. A. Jordan Co. of Galesburg with amounts of $6,037.45 and $4,227; Illinois Wholesale Grocery of Rock Island, $10,538.74; Chris Hoerr and Son of Peoria, $5,717.90, and Crescent Macaroni and Cracker Co. of Davenport, $722. Lyon Metal Products of Galesburg was awarded a contract of $1,614.55 to install 284 metal lockers at the high school. They are needed because of the increased enrollment, Dr. Bell said Research Hospital h Scheduled for $927,975 Project Gov. Otto Kerner today released $927,975 for improvements at Galesburg Research Hospital. Dr. Thomas T. Tourlentes, superintendent of the hospital; expressed great satisfaction when informed of the governor's action. He said the work has been planned for two years. | * • i -r^e Aid Director Critical of Case Studies TO BE BUILT AT HOSPITAL—More than $90t,< 000 was earmarked today to Improve a wing at Galesburg State Research Hospital. The money will be used to turn the unused wing into units for mentally disturbed children and adolescents, part of which is shown in this architect's sketch. This is the court that will adjoin the units. Total capacity will be 136 beds. Construction should begin in about two weeks, hospital officials said. Bell, Workers Agree on Hike Of Up to $4 CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Bell Telephone Co. and Local 811 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, AFL-CIO, have reached a wage contract agreement calling for $2-$4 weekly wage increases. The agreement reached Monday provides for a 7.3 per cent increase for 1,666 clerks, secretaries and accounting machine operators in Illinois Bell offices in Arlington Heights, Harvey, Joliet and Springfield. The increases are effective Nov. 3 and retroactive to Aug. 11 pending ratification by the local. Average wage and fringe benefit increases total $6.08 a week or 15.2 cents an hour, the company said in announcing the agreement. Birth Necon! Born at St. Mary's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. James W. Goff, 430 N. Henderson St., a boy today at 9:20 a.m. Mississippi Crew Strikes; Defy Owners ST. LOUIS (UPI) - The crew- members of a strike-bound tow boat tied up on the Mississipp River are holding fast despite or ders from two company officials, allegedly armed, that they leave. The two reportedly boarded the vessel with firearms Monday and told the 12 rivermen to go ashore The crew stood fast. John Kitch, president of the Security Towing Co. Greenville, Miss., and Russell G. Flowers, reported to be an owner of the boat, are believed to have started back to Greenville to recruit another crew for the boat. According to Paul Steinberg, executive officer of the Marine Officers Association, a new Team sters Union affiliate attempting to organize boat officers, the pair told the crew that a non-union crew was being brought from Mississippi to replace them. Ten Youths Find Swimming Party Costly Event Five boys and girls were fined a total of $75 over the weekend after pleading guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct before Justice of the Peace Herman Allen. Allen said the 10 were swimming at a club-operated lake near Victoria at 1 a.m. Saturday without permission and without proper supervision. The girls were fined $5 and the boys $10, with costs added. Allen said all 10 were of legal age. SAVE MONEY on Plumbing Supplies, Pipe Cutting and Threading. Power Cement Mixer and Finisher For Rent HADDEN'S TOOL RENTAL 1523 Grand 342-0412 Two Teachers Complete Work In Missouri Two teachers, one from Galesburg and one from Yates City, completed last week a Summer Science Institute sponsored by the National Science Foundation at Northeast Missouri State Teachers College at Kirksville. They are Glenn A. Rigdon, general science teacher at Lombard Junior High School and Richard Cross, science instructor in the Yates City system. Both received grants from the foundation which paid for most of the institute expenses. The group heard special lectures in astronomy, geology and biochemistry, and made a field trip to Chicago to visdt the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Natural History and other points of scientific interest. READ THE WANT ADS! State Marshals Arguments In Case of Condemned Man CHICAGO (AP) - The state's answering arguments to a nine- hour assault on the murder conviction and death penalty of Lloyd E. Miller, 37, of Canton, in the rape-slaying of an 8-year-old girl were marshalled today for a clemency hearing. The attack upon the one-time cab driver's trial was made at an extraordinary hearing of the State Parole and Pardon Board by a panel of lawyers seeking to avert the scheduled Aug. 23 execution of Miller for the murder of Janice Violations of Traffic Rules Result in Fines Records today in the office of Raymond F. Cratty, justice of the peace, listed eight fines assessed on tickets issued by state troopers in the "action patrol," aimed at reducing the number of traffic accidents. Last Thursday, one sergeant and 12 troopers were added to the personnel of Rock Island District of the Illinois State Police, with some of this number assigned for duty in the area of Knox County, where there was an increase in the traffic death total for the first seven months of this year over the same period a year ago. Five of the eight tickets were issued on speeding charges and included William G. Heimer of rural St. Augustine $10 fine, Grover M. Kimble of Marietta $10, Roy A. Maxwell of rural Altona $25, Larry L. Williams of LeRoy, driver of a pickup truck $10, and James A. Ingle of 967 McClure St., $10. The other three fines included James R. Grawey of Galesburg, Route 2, improper lane usage $5, Clarence M. Hord of 284 N. Academy St., traffic signal violation $5, and Larry C. Naslund of Williamsfield, Route 1, stop sign violation $5. Costs of $5 were added to each fine. In another case, Charles M. Morrow, 38 Park Plaza, was fined $5, plus $5 costs, on a charge of left turn violation at Cherry and Main streets. It was indicated that several other action patrol tickets have been issued, with the recipients not yet having appeared in Cratty's court. Studies Haiti Case WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) will decide whether there will be an on* the-spot investigation of Haiti's charges that the Dominican Republic aided rebels against the Francois Duvalier regime. The decision to turn the question over to the council was made Monday by a commission of the OAS following a two-hour meeting: May, third grade pupil at Can ton Nov. 26, 1955. Miller was not present. He is in Stateville Penitentiary. Hears Rebuttal The clemency case was completed at 8 p.m. Monday and the seven - member board fixed 10 a.m., today for its resumption to hear rebuttal by the state pros ecutors, Roger W. Hayes of De Kalb, special prosecutor in the Miller trial and former McDonough County state's attorney; Blaine Ramsey, Fulton County state's attorney at the time of the 19bii triai; and Oral O. Kost, present Fulton County prosecutor. Miller's chief attorney, George N. Leighton of Chicago, presented 11 witnesses before the seven- member board in an all-day hearing at which Chairman Charles F. Kinney presided. Leighton's principal evidence, which sought to establish that Miller was not at the scene of the crime at the supposed time that the May girl was raoed and beaten to death, was given Monday by four witnesses. One was Mrs. Alice Baxter, in whose home Miller was a roomer, who testified her grandchildren had seen him in his bedroom at 4 p.m. on the day of the slaying and that she had seen Miller in her home at 4:30 .p.m., when she asked him to set a prescription filled, and again after 5 when he returned with the prescription. The grandchildren, Rebecca Watters, 16, and her brother, Adrian, 15, told of going upstairs to Miller's room that day about 4 p.m., to awaken him and of seeing him seated on a couch in the room. The girl was 8 and the boy 7 at that time. The Weather K«T to f»<tg« 1 Wuthti atrip* Brown—Storm Vollow—ralr Rod-Warm Bluo—Cold ILLINOIS: Gradual clearing and cooler tonight. Wednesday mostly sunny but cool. Low tonight mostly in the 50s. High Wednesday in the 70s. IOWA: Fair tonight and Wednesday. Low tonight 50s north to low GOs south, High Wednesday In middle 80s. CHICAGO AND VICINITY. Clearing and cooler tonight. Low upper 80s. Wednesday mostly sunny. High In the 70s, Northwesterly winds slowly diminishing tonight and Wednesday. Thursday fair and pleasantly cool. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Clearing and cooler tonight. Low mid 50s. Sunny and cool Wednesday. High in the 70s. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 68; morning's low, 62, Sky cloudy, wind out of the northwest. Tuesday's maximum, 80; midnight 73. Sun rose today at 8:09 a.m., sets at 8 p.m. Precipitation Monday, .18 of an inch. RIVER ^STAGES St. Louis—4.4 fall 0.1. Beardstown—9.3 fall 0.1. Havana—5.9 fall 0.2 Peoria—11.7 fall 0.1 LaSalle—11.0 rise 0.1 Keokuk—2.3 fall 0.4. Dubuque—7.0 fall 0.3. Davenport—40 fall 0.1. Burlington—7.4, no change. CALL TODAY FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE I BRANDON CO Aluminum Siding Made by Alcoa 3 WONDERFUL WALLS IN 1! WALL OF BEAUTY—Amazing new Alcoa* Alumalurt finish is a long-lasting exterior finish for homes. Available in white and four beautiful pastel colors! WALL OF COMFORT— Factory-applied insulating foam, Alcoa Aluminum reflective backing keep summer heat, winter cold out of your home; save up to 34 per cent on fuel I WALL OF PROTECTION— Rugged new Alcoa Aluminum alloy, alclad for extra protection, won't warp or rot; lasts for years; saves on home painting and repairs! 'Registered Trademarks of Aluminum Company ol America 312 N. HfNOfRSON ST. PHONE 342-5918 The work involves im proving a wing in the northwest corner of the hospital which is presently unoccupied. This will be integrated intb children's and adolescents' units with a total of 136 beds. Dr. Tour­ lentes emphasized that this wing will be used for mentally disturbed patients, not the mentally retarded. Several area contractors were recommended by the Illinois Department of Mental Health to do the work, according to state officials. The recommended bidders are: Galesburg Construction, Inc., for general work, bid of $626,800; Thomas Plumbing and Heating for heating and ventilation, bids of $76,906 and $34,256 respectively; J e r d e n Plumbing and Heating, Inc., of Monmouth for plumbing, bid of $91,555; Springmann Sons Corp., of Peoria, for pipe covering work, bid of $12,820, and Northern States Co., Inc., of Chicago, for electrical work, bid of $85,638. Bids will probably be let within a week to 10 days with construction beginning shortly thereafter. Dr. Tourlentes said that from past experience it will probably be about a year before the wing is ready for use. Gov. Kerner said the money is payable from the Public Welfare Building Fund. Opening of the wing will call for a sizeable increase in personnel to care for the patients, Dr. Tourlentes said, but said he could not speculate at this time on the number of added workers. The increase will be concerned primarily with the nursing and medical staff. There will be four units for young children and four units for adolescents when the work is completed. Mrs. Firth Is italized In Wichita Mrs. J. Elvin Firth, 540 N. Prairie St., is now a patient in St. Joseph's Hospital, Wichita, Kan., it was reported here today. Mrs. Firth was injured July 13 while on a European tour with Mrs. L. M. Peterson, 436 E. Losey St., and Mrs. E. W. Morris, 738 N. Prairie St. Neither of the other women was hurt. The accident happened while on a sightseeing trip out of Madrid, Spain, when their driver swerved to avoid hitting another car and went down an embankment, it was reported. Mrs. Firth, named Illinois Mother of the Year in 1960, has two daughters, Mrs. Alan Kovar of Arlington Heights, and Mrs. Roy Tucker of Wichita, Kan., who went to Europe to wing her mother home. Also.going to Spain but continuing on to the \Near East, was her son, Richard Firth. Hospil SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)-Harold O. Swank, director of the Illinois Public Aid Department, has challenged the results of an independent study which reported irregularities in 20 per cent of re- ttef cases checked. The survey was made by Richard N. Hosteny, former FBI agent, at the request of Arnold H. Maremont when he was chairman of the Illinois Public Aid Commission. The commission has since been replaced by the department. Swank, at a news conference Monday, criticized Maremont for spending $70,000 to have Hosteny check every eighth case—a total of 112—out of 1,018 cases examined by the federal government last spring. "I advised against this use of agency resources," Swank said. "It did not result in the closing of a single case." Hosteny, an employe of the Public Aid Department, said he found irregularities which affected eligibility of 20.73 per cent of the samples investigated in Cook County. His investigation also found that the figure downstate was 20 per cent irregularity affecting eligibility. Benefit Planned By 40 & 8 Society The Knox County Voiture of the Society of 40 and 8, American Legion honorary group, will be held Sunday in the Wataga Firemen's Park. Proceeds from the picnic, which will be open to the public throughout the day, will be earmarked for the voiture's nurse's training program scholarship at Cottage Hospital, according to C. N. Dexter, chairman of the project. our shoes need \ repair. Fix them for less than a • new pair—and .4? so much mort * comfortabl*. MODEL Shoe Repair 110 E. Mai in PUBLIC NOTICE APPLICATION FOR VEHICLE LICENSE City of Golesburg Room 1 f City Hall Name Address Mike of Car Year of Car Illinois State license Number Signature MAIL ORDERS The City Clerk is prepared to give prompt attention to MAIL ORDERS, and suggests that you take advantage of this method of obtaining your license. By filling out your application NOW and forwarding it with proper remittance, you will save time and avoid delay and inconvenience. Send in your application with proper remittance, made payable to City of Galesburg, mail to Room 1, City Hall, Galesburg, Illinois. Do not send CURRENCY in the mail, as the City Clerk will not assume responsibility for loss of currency. SCHEDULE OF ANNUAL FEES For Passenger Vehicles $5.00 Do not use this form when applying for license for Trucks and Motorcycles. ALFRED NYSTROM, City Clerky,

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