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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, August 13, 1963
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Minor Rise Expected on Missi ssippi A minor rise will occur on the Mississippi River in the lower part of Rock Island District the middle of this week due to runoff from the Des Moines River, Army engineers said today. The runoff resulted from heavy rains in Central Iowa last week. The'Mississippi will be steady in the middle and north parts of the district, engineers reported. Tributary streams in the district are falling slowly and are at low levels common this time of the year. During the weekend, pleasant weather brought a large number of recreational boaters out onto the Mississippi River throughout the area. Traffic through Lock 15 included 185 boats and 1,564 passengers in 89 lockings. Cargo Traffic Army engineers also reported figures on cargo traffic through of receational boaters out onto 200 tons of cargo recorded is just short of the traffic record of 355,515 tons set June 10-17 in 1963. Northbound cargoes through the lock totaled 265,350 tons and included 148,350 tons of coal; 95,400 tons of petroleum products; and 21,600 tons of miscellaneous products. Southbound cargoes totaled 85,850 tons and included 80,950 tons of grain and 4,900 tons of miscellaneous items. School Head Reports on Bleak Academic Period Firemen Protest* WASHINGTON (AP) - The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen is asking federal court action today against the Southern Railway for hiring what the union calls "aged, sometimes feeble" men instead of experienced firemen. In surveying the past academic year in his an nual report to the District 205 Board of Education Monday night, Dr. Clifton R. Bell found progress lacking in the overall scene, with little hope of improvement this year. "This has not been, in the ordi nary sense of the word, a year of progress, though this is not reflected in the achievement of the student body as a whole," his report said. In reviewing the condition of school buildings, he found the ma jority of them adequate at this time, but noted several instances of shortcomings. He said the senior high school is operating at near-capacity in the academic area, and that a building addition will be needed within the very near future, but he did not set a date. Both junior high schools were found operating above capacity. At George Churchill the cafeteria and home-living rooms are used for classwork, and Bell suggested that Tompkins Hall at Lombard be remodeled or torn down to make way for additional classrooms. The school at Henderson Grove was termed inadequate because of large enrollments, but this can be solved in part by transferring students, he said. At Weston, classes were held on the gymnasium floor, but this may not be necessary unless there is a growth in the primary area during the summer months. Two additional classrooms at minimum are needed at Douglas, the report continued Classes are now being held on the gymnasium floor and on the stage. Grade 5 is overcrowded at Allen Park, but Bell said he thought this could HINCHLIFF v w 6.PEARSON v FUNERAL HOMEa^ CHAPEL 2 8 7 NORTH BROAD CAlESftUft G Away From Home When the need arises in some distant place, the problems of bereavement become even greater. By calling Hinchliff & Pearson Funeral Home before making any other arrangements, Galesburg families are relieved of all the problems promptly and economically. me 343*W be corrected for the present by transferring some of the students to Farnham. The chief problem in the administrative area has been that of curtailing the educational program. Also because of a lack of funds, administrators were reassigned and given additional duties, although salaries were frozen. Throughout the report could be found a disturbed note because of the various curtailments. For instance, the adult education that had an enrollment of 234 students in 14 courses last year has been dropped. The cost was $4,031.03. The number of men to care for buildings and grounds has been cut by 2Vfe employes for this aca demic year. Four counselors have been dropped from the school sys tern. Because the school board and administrators faced the alternatives of approving an unbalanced budget or cutting back in various places this year, a referendum iwas attempted Feb. 16, 1963. Its defeat caused the cutbacks because the board members and administrators felt a deficit budg et would irreparably harm the school system, Dr. Bell's report said. Thus it was "necessary to make curtailments in the present educational program that were bound to affect even the basis of our program." But these cuts hurt, Dr. Bell said. As an example, to have the schools maintain state recogni tion, it will be necessary to re instate some counseling services dropped, and add some others. He said it will be quite im- possible to freeze salaries for another year if the district is to retain well-qualified personnel or hire new teachers to fill vacancies. This directly affects the 517 employes of the district, 348 of them certificated and 169 (such as custodians) non-certificated. Bar Opposes Changes in Constitution CHICAGO (AP)—Three propos als to change the U.S. Constitution and curtail the powers of the federal government have been op posed by the American Bar Association. Earlier this year, Chief Justice Earl Warren took the nation's lawyers to task for silence about the amendments, calling it "al most an abdication of its (the bar's) responsibility to the public." Without any dissent, the ABA House of Delegates Monday went on record as opposing two of the amendments. The House of Delegates, the ABA's policy-making group, has 258 members. Unanimous on Two One amendment would make it possible for states to propose and ratify constitutional amendments on their own, without approval of Congress or a national convention. The second, also turned down without any opposition, would make possible overruling of decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court by a "court of the union" comprising of the chief justices of the 50 states. A third, rejected in a 136-74 standing vote, would wipe out federal jurisdiction over the apportionment of seats in state legislatures. BOWMAN'S $ DAY SHOES AT GIVE-AWAY PRICES, ALL THIS WEEK Issue Autopsy Report in Boy's Death An autopsy performed Monday afternoon on the body of Roy Eddinger, 12, of Jacksonville, recovered Monday morning from the swimming pool of Sherwood Youth Camp, south of Victoria, disclosed no organic diseases and indicated that death was due to suffocation from drowning. The autopsy report was part of the records of the inquest conducted Monday evening at the Hinchliff and Pearson Funeral Home by Dr. Richard H. Bick, deputy Knox County coroner. The jury, in its verdict, ruled death due to accidental drowning. The Eddinger youth was one of approximately 80 boys from various parts of the state attending the final two weeks of the summer camping program at the camp operated by the Illinois Police Association. Time of the drowning was listed in the inquest verdict as about 10 a.m. and the boy was pronounced dead at 11:30 a.m. by Dr. Bick who went to the camp with Sheriff Max E. Jones. The boy's body was taken today to . the Reavey Funeral Home, Jacksonville, where funeral arrangements are pending. Directs Camp Testifying at last night's inquest were Gerald Unks of Evanston, camp director, and Steven Ewing, also of Evanston, waterfront director at the camp. The present group, of which the Eddinger boy was a member, arrived at the camp Aug. 4, for the fourth and final two-week camping period, Unks related. The director detailed camp operations and its swimming programs. He said he was in his office about 10:20 or 10:25 am., when a senior counselor asked him to come quickly as he thought he had a boy down. Unks told of efforts by camp personnel, including the nurse, to revive the youth. The nurse could detect no heart beat, Unks stated. Ewing told of terminating the instructional swimming period in about 30 minutes instead of the usual 45 due to Monday's cool weather. He told the jury that young Eddinger "came in a little weak," at the start of the camp, but had developed into the second or third best swimmer in his cabin group. Ewing told of seeing the boy in the pool where he seemed to be playing around and seemed to be having as much fun as anyone. When he left the pool and went to his room, he was not aware there was anyone in the pool, Ewing related. Check Cabin The waterfront director told of being advised by a senior counselor that one of his boys was missing and he had been in swimming. A check of the cabin was made and then the boy was found in the pool, "not quite to the deep end," it was stated. Present at the inquest were the boy's foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. Perry of Jacksonville. In a comment, from his seat as a spectator, Perry said that as far as he and his wife knew the boy had never swum a stroke before entering the camp. Sales Tax In County Sets Record Knox County's receipts from the added one-half cent sales tax for county purposes hit a new high in the returns for May collections, according to the report received from the Department of Finance by S. H. Hinchman, county clerk. Sales tax revenue goes into the county general fund. The gross amount collected through the half-cent tax in May was $5,351.43, with $214.06 deducted as the four per cent for administration costs, $5,137.37 was the net amount to the county. Exceeds Estimate At its meeting Sept. 8, 1959, when the resolution establishing the tax was approved by a 16 to 8 vote, the Board of Supervisors estimated the revenue from this tax source would average $2,000 a month. The estimate was conservative as the average has hit well above the $2,000 figure. Part of the windfall was attributed to a lumber firm located south of Galesburg on 111. 41. May receipts from the tax were about $880 higher than the yield from the April collections. The county tax applies only to sales tax collected by businesses in unincorporated areas of the county; incorporated cities and villages have their own half-cent tax. Ciolesburq Register-Mail, Qolesburg, Tuesday, Aug. 13,1963 3 Lawyer Leaves Art Institute Over Million WAUKEGAN, III. (AP) - More than $1 million has been left to the Art Institute of Chicago by the will filed for millionaire-philanthropist Russell Tyson with Lake County Probate Court. Tyson, the senior partner of a Chicago Loop real estate firm, died July 22 at the age of 95. He lived in Lake Forest. An estimate of his estate Monday placed its value at $2,560, 000. From this amount, an estimated $1,600,000 was bequeathed to charity. An executor of the estate said Tyson left $200,000 to Passavant Hospital and $100,000 each to Children's Memorial Hospital, the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness and the Chicago Or chestral Association. Other bequests went to Harvard University, from which he was graduated in 1890, relatives, business associates and office and household employes. Billy Graham To Return to Los Angeles LOS ANGELES (UPD-Evange- list Billy Graham returns to the scene of his first major triumph this week when he opens a three- week crusade bringing his "old time religion" to the masses. It was in 1949 the 44-year-old North Carolinan hit the big time following a crusade here. However, in 1949 his crusade was held in a tent pitched on a vacant lot and not the 106,000-seat Memorial Coliseum where he opens Thursday. Since those tent meetings, Graham has carried his crusades across every continent and into many of the world's greatest cities. Killed in Crash RUSHVILLE, 111. (AP)-A collision between an auto and a trailer truck claimed the life Monday of Charles M. Robinson, 59, of Rushville. His wife, Dorothy, 54, was seriously injured in the accident west of Rushville. Look What ^ $5 Will Buy $ SHOES FOR WOMEN SAVE UP TO 60% AND MORE Look What ^ $3 Will Buy P SHOES FOR CHILDREN SAVE UP TO 70% AND MORE! Look What ^ $5 Will Buy $ SHOES FOR MEN SAVt UP TO 60% OR MORE Look What ^ $2 Will Buy $ FLATS FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS SAVE UP TO 50% OR MOREI Hill Arcade Bldg. 342-1313 — Galesburg, III. PRICES SIMILARLY SLASHED ON MANY OTHER SHOES! SATISFACTION ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED. Our Salad $3owl Day Special Diced Breast of Turkey tossed with crisp lettuce, fresh vegetables and tangy blue cheese garnished with boiled egg halves and tomato wedges. Includes waferettes and our endless cup of coffee or refreshing ice tea. 1.00 1 232 E. SIMMONS ST. IVNCM{»M urant • UMtM GALESBURG, ILLINOIS 'TooMuch 'Wins Maybe Too Often SPRINGFIELD (UW) — There has been "too much" competition at the Illinois State Fair. A 905-pound black Angus steer named "Too Much" Monday was named Grand champion steer in the open division of the fair. Saturday, a Chester White hog also named "Too Much" was named grand champion barrow. The hog was owned and shown by Bob Bidner of Mahomet. Gov. Otto Kerner presented a gleaming trophy to Miss Priscilla Wilson of Champaign, the owner of the grand champion steer, "I think it's wonderful," the delighted girl exclaimed to newsmen. Saturday her steer had been named reserve champion in the Angus division of junior competition. The junior grand champion steer, "Blackie," owned by Ronnie Sgrawson, 17, of Wilmington, was named the junior yearling Angus champion in open competition Monday. Smile Prevails Miss Wilson's broad smile had to make up for many frowns caused by a sudden downpour Monday. More than an inch of rain pounded the fairgrounds in a three-hour shower. A spokesman for Olson Shows, set up at the fair's midway, said the rain had been "real bad" for business. The harness races were postponed until today. The reserve champion steer named Monday was a hereford named "T.J. Bardon," owned and exhibited by J. J. Lemanger, Ashkum. The grand champion shorthorn steer was owned by Roberta Hitabrand of Ottawa. Her animal was judged reserve champion shorthorn Saturday in the junior competition. "Vi-Waltmere Lynn" owned by Waltmere Farms of Nashville, was named grand champion Red Poll bull, and the grand champion Brown Swiss bull was "Jo-Jay's College Pansy's Pan," exhibited by John Ellis & Sons of Pennfield. In sheep competition, P. A. Wright, Greenwood, Ind., had the grand champion Southdown ram. Robert Cresap, White Heath, had the grand champion Southdown ewe. Buddhist, 17, Ends Life as Human Torch SAIGON, Viet Nam (AP) - A Buddhist novice monk slipped out of his pagoda during the flight and burned himself to death in protest against the South Vietnamese government of President Ngo DIhn Diem. It was the third Buddhist suicide by fire and followed a suicide attempt Monday night by a girl in Saigon who tried to cut off her arm with a hatchet. Stunned Buddhist leaders said they had not authorized the novice, Thich Thanh Tuc, 17, to take his life. The leaders appeared t« be losing control of the suicide tactic they began two months ago. Left Letters The charred body of the novice was found this morning outside a pagoda three miles west of the central Vietnamese city of Hue. He apparently soaked his clothing in kerosene and touched a match to himself about 2 a.m. He died alone and his body was ttund four hours later. Reliable sources said the monk left behind four letters, all protesting the persecution which Buddhist leaders charge to the Roman Catholic-dominated Diem government. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! Open a Savings Account with any amount at FIRST NATIONAL BANK CMACO 100 Years of Continuous Business and Family Banking USE OUR CONVENIENT SOUTH PRAIRIE STREET LOCATION NAL BANK O. ii GALESBURG IUUNOIS MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION

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