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2 Golesburo Register-Moil, Golesburo, Wed., Aug. 14, 1963 County Board Eyes Cut in Charge for Citv Prisoners By LEO SULLIVAN Scheduled for consideration at this afternoon's session of the Knox County Board of Supervisors is a recommendation that the previously determined charge of $6.36 for "boarding" city prisoners at the county jail be reduced to $5. This recommendation was included in a report submitted by the jail and jail expenses committee headed by Harry D. McClurg. The proposal resulted in some controversial discussion, after which the chairman removed the issue from his formal report and said it would be presented this afternoon as a separate item on the agenda. Charging the city for prisoners sent to the county jail for city offenses came into the picture when arrangements were completed for the county to pay to the city all fines collected on county court cases in which arrests were made by city law enforcement officers. The $6.36 figure, it was stated at the time, was arrived at by figuring all costs of jail operations on an average of 25 prisoners housed there. Fix New Figure The jail committee and the revenue committee met this morning during a recess of the supervisors' session and the $5 figure came out of this meeting. McClurg explained that cutting in half the bailiffs' costs and the engineer's costs, listed as $12,783.77 and $3,750 respectively in the original costs tabulation, a new figure of $5.56 was reached. He said both State's Atty. Donald C. Woolsey and Sheriff Max E. Jones recommended the $5 charge. Also discussed was whether there had been accord between the county and city on the $6.36 figure and whether the county should subsidize the city by charging less than it was costing the county. Dale Doubet of Truro Township and John F. Foley of the City of Galesburg raised the principal questions in apparent opposition to cutting the charge. Sheriff Jones said that the $5 figure is the same as is allowed a prisoner toward payment of his fine when the fine is laid out in jail. Whether the city should be charged for boarding city prisoners for the time they are laying out both the fine, which would have gone to the city, and the costs which would have gone to the county had they been paid in county court cases, was posed to Woolsey after the supervisors recessed for lunch. He indicated an opinion that the city should be billed for just the number of days required to lay out the fine. Townships Need Insurance Townships should obtain liability insurance especially covering any alleged negligence on the part of the road commissioner, Woolsey recommended earlier in the meeting. The insurance question was brought up by Harry Peterson of Sparta Township. Asked if it would be advisable also to include the town clerk and the 'A Wedding In Your Future? Be sure to see the China and Crystal and register in our "Bridal Book." You Receive A Free Gift Too 342-1417 The Gift Shop— WEBERS 149 E. Main Board of Auditors, the state's attorney replied that the additional cost probably would not be too great. Appearing before the supervisors was Robert E. Ericson, Knox County conservation officer hired by the state, who previously had proposed that the county purchase a radio for his car. A state -owned radio would be on the state frequency band and could not pick up local calls, he said. Ericson told of occasions in which his privately-owned car radio had been used to bring about arrests of drunken drivers. The cost was set at $225 and the radio would be the property of the county, he said. Recommendation that the radio be purchased was incorporated in the jail committee's report. The supervisors voted approval of issuance of a retail liquor license to Lake Calhoun Association, Inc., at an annual fee of $125, the same as is paid by Soangetaha Country Club, only present holder of a club license. Present at this morning's meeting were Dr. Dean L. Johnson, association president, and Warren Humphrey, club superintendent. Dr. Johnson told the supervisors that a new golf clubhouse had been constructed on the south side of the highway, that the sales would be only in this building and not on the club grounds proper. He said that only beer would be sold. The president indicated, after the board's action, that sale of beer probably would not be started until next spring, due to the lateness of the present season. Black Hills Passion Play Scheduled for Galesburg The renowned Black Hills Passion Play, depicting the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, Will be presented in Galesburg Sept. 29-30, it was announced today. The cast of 25 professional actors and locally recruited men and women for crowd scenes will be Warren Wood Announces Candidacy Warren L. Wood, 53, four-time consecutive speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, announced today that he is a candidate for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. Only other announced candidate is John Altorfer, Peoria businessman. Wood made his announcement this morning as he attended Republican Day activities at the Illinois State Fair. Wood served as speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives in the 1951, 1953, 1955 and 1957 sessions of the Legislature, longest consecutive service of any speaker in the state's history. He was Republican minority leader in the 1959 session. He has served almost 30 years in the Illinois House. Lives in Plainfield "I propose to bring to the office of lieutenant governor the capacities for leadership, knowledge of government, and fairness that should be the prime requisite for this important office," he said. "As a Republican I am known as a conservative because I believe the Republican Party is the one vehicle we have left to keep government as the servant rather than the master of the individual citizen." Wood resides in Plainfield, Will County. He is vice president of the Union National Bank and Trust Co. in Joliet and also is a farm manager and owner. He was first elected to the House in 1934 and has been re-elected every two years since with the exception of two years when he was in naval service in World War II. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois and is married to 1 the former Janet Keeley. They have one son, Brian K. Wood. Wood is a member of the Congregational Church, Lions Club, American Legion, Elks and Farm Bureau and is a member of the advisory board of St. Joseph Hospital, Joliet, and of the Premier Boys State board of the American Legion. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! OPEN FRIDAY NIGHT UNTIL 7:30 351 f. Main St. Galesburg £>AV§ PATTERSON, Mgr. — 343-31^7 headed by Josef Meier as the Christus. Meier, who is the seventh generation of his family to enact the role, came to this country originally from Westphalia, Germany, where the play was originated in 1242. The Galesburg Register - Mail will sponsor the four performances here as a public service project. Proceeds will go to help maintain local charitable and service endeavors, including the community's Christmas shrine. Performances at High School The performances, all to be given at Galesburg Senior High School auditorium, include a reserved seat matinee and evening performance Sunday, Sept. 29; a student's matinee at reduced prices Monday, Sept. 30, and a reserved seat performance Monday night. Advance sale of tickets will begin Aug. 29. The summer home of the Black Hills Passion Play is an open air amphitheater at Spearfish, S.D., where the production has been an institution since 1939. The Passion Play's winter home is a similar amphitheater at Lake Wales, Fla. The troupe plays a limited number of road performances en route between South Dakota and Florida. The play consists of 22 scenes, first of which is a street in ancient Jerusalem. Successive episodes include the Last Supper, the court of King Herod, the palace of Pilate, the Crucifixion and Ascension. Several tons of scenery, camels and donkeys are carried by the cast to lend reality to the performances. Acclaimed by Critics The play has drawn the acclaim of critics throughout the country. Some of the comment: "Black Hills Passion Play, a modern miracle," Robert Casey, Chicago Daily News. "Josef Meier as the Christus moves gently through the many brilliant episodes with grace and spiritual appeal," Charles Collins, Chicago Tribune. "The solid success of the Black Hills Passion Play makes it appear that the United States has acquired its own Oberammergau," Time Magazine. "The story of this dramatization of a miracle is almost a miracle itself," Paul Friggins, Reader's Digest. "The version used in this play has been done so artistically and effectively that whether one is a Roman Catholic, a Protestant or a Jew, no controversial aspect is presented," Dr. Preston Bradley, the People's Church, Chicago. Probe Breakin At London Mills LONDON MILLS—Fulton County authorities today are investigating a break-in at the C & R Supermarket in London Mills. Charles O'Brien, operator, reported Tuesday morning about $55 in change had been taken from the cash register sometime during the night. Entrance was gained by tearing a screen and removing a window fan. UNCLE HARRY SAYS ! If you want to test your I memory, try and recall I ' what you worried about last j Monday. 60 WEST Demonstrator Blocks Truck At Peoria PEORIA, 111. (AP) - Demonstrators protesting alleged hiring discrimination prevented Peoria Water Works Co. trucks from entering the company garage Tuesday night, but the firm found another place to park the vehicles. There were no arrests, but one protestor claimed his ankle was injured by a truck that tried to enter the garage. One truck got on company property, but was unable to enter the garage when demonstrators lay across the entrance. Company officials directed the truck drivers to take the other 13 vehicles to an undisclosed place for overnight storage. Thirty racially-mi x e d demonstrators, carrying placards with such slogans as "Jim Crow Must Go," marched, sang and blocked the garage entrance. Another group stood by to assist from time to time. Boy Claims Injury John Stetson, 18, of Peoria, was taken to Methodist Hospital where authorities said X-rays showed no fracture. The demonstrator claimed he was injured by one of the trucks. The NAACP-sponsored demonstrations have been continuing for nine days against the privately owned water company. The others have been staged at the utility office, six blocks from the garage. The company, which employs 80-100 workers, has no Negroes on the payroll. The company said it obtains most of its office workers through the Illinois State Employment Service and most of its other workers through unions. Any person who is referred and who is qualified is hired, the firm maintains. Onetime Armour Executive Dies In Joliet Home JOLIET, 111. (AP) — Robert E. Pearsall, 73, former executive vice president and director of Armour & Co., died Tuesday at his home in Joliet. He was food coordinator for the U.S. Army during World War I. He helped develop Army rations during World War II. Pearsall was born in Fairfield, Neb, He worked for packing and dairy concerns in Elgin, 111., Winnipeg, Man., and Louisville before joining Armour in 1928. Survivors include a daughter and two sons. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Joliet, with burial in Evansville, Wis. Birth Records Born at St. Mary's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Joe A. Batson, Abingdon, a girl Tuesday at 1:35 p. m. September Calk Issued Draft Board Quotas for Sept. 19 have been received by the Knox County Selective Service Board. Six r e g i s t r a nts will be ordered for induction at the Army center in Chicago, and 18 other men will stand preinduction physical exams at the center. Registrants ordered for induction must be at least 23 as of Sept. 1, and men called for pre­ induction tests must be at least 22 as of Sept. 1. Meanwhile, the local board supplied four registrants for induction in the Army today in Chicago. Two were volunteers for the 2-year duty tour through the selective service system. They were Johnnie Lee Frymire, 23, of Lincoln, Neb., transferred to another board, and Larry William Crouch, 20, of Galesburg. Drafted were Russell Dean Lavender and Gary Dee Davison, both 23 and of Galesburg. Eighteen were ordered for pre- inductions tests today at the center. Three were transferred to other boards and one transferred to the local board. Pay Raises Posted for State Jobs SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - Pay raises for about 21,000 state em­ ployes effective Oct. 1 were announced today by Gov. Otto Kerner. The raises are under a salary program adopted for the current two-year fiscal period, which includes a revision of the state pay schedule and more emphasis on performance for merit raises, the statement announcing the pay raises said. Other points ot the new pay policy are establishment of an area wage differential for the northeastern part of the state, partial lifting of the "freeze" on new state hiring, and expansion of the present tb/ee pay schedules into four. Increase by Steps The program affects more than 29,000 employes included under the schedule of pay grades administered by the Department of Personnel, the announcement said. Employes who receive increases Oct. 1 also will get hikes April 1, 1964, and Oct. 1, 1964. Five- thousand more employes will get their first raises April 1 and will receive a second increase Oct. 1, 1964. About 2,000 will get a single increase Oct. 1, 1964. In addition, all employes will be eligible for merit raises, to be awarded on the basis of outstanding performance, on any date after Oct. 1. 1963. State Personnel Director Miss Maude Myers said specific information about the new program will be distributed immediately to all state agencies and departments. Board Interviews Canton Slayer CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Parole and Pardon Board concluded a special hearing for clemency for Lloyd Miller Jr. by interviewing the doomed slayer in Stateville Penitentiary. The talk with Miller took place Tuesday night after two days of open hearings in Chicago. The board's findings will be announced later. Miller is scheduled to die in nine days for the 1955 rape-slaying of Janice May, 8, in Canton. Tuesday, lawyers for Miller and the state fought a wordy, daylong battle before the parole board over whether Miller, 37, shall keep his Aug. 23 date with the electric chair in Joliet's State­ ville Penitentiary. After the heated meeting—the second nine-hour session in a row —the seven board members announced they would interview Miller in Stateville before presenting their recommendations to Gov. Otto Kerner. They set no date for the interview. George N. Leighton, attorney for the condemned man, told the board Miller is innocent. Representatives of the state argued that nothing has been learned since Miller's 1956 trial to cast any doubt on the verdict of guilty. Claims New Evidence Leighton based his plea for Miller on what he said was evidence that Miller was in his room 32 minutes before police reported the girl was found dying, and therefore could not have slain Janice May. The attorney said Mrs. Alice Baxter, Miller's landlady in Canton, had testified she saw Miller in her house at 4 p.m. "This man," Leighton said, "couldn't possibly have committed this crime, which occurred after 4 o'clock." Roger W. Hayes, special prosecutor at Miller's trial in 1956, told the board the clemency bid was a "big publicity campaign" and that the "chief purpose is to further abolition of capital punishment." Furthermore, he said, "Mrs. Baxter never saw Miller at 4 o'clock. James Christensen, superintendent of the Illinois Bureau of Criminal Investigation at the time, testified that Miller admitted the killing to him three days after the girl's death. Leighton's heated questioning of Christensen ended in a three- cornered shouting match with counsel for the state objecting that Leighton was "badgering a fine, upstanding law enforcement officer." Oral C. Kost, state's attorney of Fulton County, said nothing of substance had appeared in the two- day board hearing which had not appeared in <£te 1956 trial. Schools Prepare For Com ing Term Activities that herald the beginning of another public school term will begin next week and continue until the students file into District 205 classrooms Sept. 3. Students at Galesburg High School will be able to rent books and pay fees for the coming school year, beginning Monday. The book rental room at the school will be open beginning Monday from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday until Aug. 30, Vernon E. Broadhead, principal, said Tuesday. Rental Fees Vary Rental fees will depend on the number and type of courses the student takes. Cost will be one- third the price of the textbook, cost for consumable materials and '50 cents for the district. Locker fee is 15 cents. An optional activity ticket to sports events, plays and paid assemblies will cost $9. This also includes the school newspaper and yearbook. Other optional fees are student insurance at $2.50 and towel fees, $4. Broadhead said students who cannot pay during the two weeks because of vacations or other activities should contact school officials at an earlier date. Registration will also be held beginning Monday for those on the junior and senior high school levels who did not enroll last spring. These students should register with their principals. Grades Register Aug. 26-28 Elementary students may register at their schools Aug. 26-28. Textbook and rental fees will be paid at the time of enrollment, or in accordance with special directions from the principals. Book rental for Grades 1 through 3 will be $5.50, for Grades 4 through 6, $7, and book rental and locker fees for junior high students will be $8.60. Students entering first grade must be six years old prior to Dec. 1, 1963, and students entering grades one, five and nine must have physical and dental examinations prior to school opening. Students transferring from dther states must present certificates of examination regardless of grade. The schedule for the first day of school on Sept. 3 is: Junior and senior high schools, 8:3011:45 a.m.; rural schools, 9-11 a.m., Grades 1 through 3 in Galesburg, 9-11 a.m., and city Grades 4 through 6, 9-11:30 a.m. Special education classes will begin Sept. 4 at regular time. Buses will run regular routes at the close of the first school day, but will not pick up students that morning. A pre-school workshop for all teachers will be held Aug. 30 at 9 a.m. at Churchill Junior High School, and for new teachers Aug. 29 at 9 a.m. Both will be held in the auditorium. Property Owners' Assent to Motel Liquor Permit Filed A major hurdle apparently has been cleared in efforts to get a liquor license for a proposed luxury motel at the Galesburg Club site. Paul Peck, who has announced plans to build the motel if he can get a liquor license, filed a petition at the city manager's office late Tuesday. The petition reportedly carried the consent of two-thirds of the property frontage owners whose assent must be obtained before a liquor license can be issued for use on the property at the northwest corner of Kellogg and Ferris streets. To Draw Amendment City Manager Thomas Herring said today the petition appears to be in order and that after a check at the courthouse to verify the property ownership, an amendment to the liquor ordinance will be drawn to be presented at the next City Council meeting. The amendment is to include the Galesburg Club site in the list of areas where liquor can be sold in Galesburg. The club serves liquor at present under a private club permit, which is not valid for sales to the public. Council's Stand Action on the amendment by the City Council could be an indication as to where aldermen stand on the issue, which has aroused citywide interest. Late last week the Galesburg Labor and Trade assembly threw its backing behind the proposed motel. Galesburg Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors did the same July 29, while a group representing hotels and smaller motels in the Galesburg area declared their opposition to construction of a new motel. They claimed present motel accommodations are sufficient and further expansion would create an economic hardship rather than expand the economy. The governing body of the First United Presbyterian Church, which is across the street from the proposed site, has also opposed sale of liquor. Mayor Stands With Church Mayor Cabeen, who as liquor commissioner is the local authority for granting liquor licenses, so far has honored the Presbyterian Church's objections. Consent of nearby property owners is one of the steps that must be taken before issuance of a license can be considered by the mayor. If the City Council approves the liquor ordinance amendment, the next step would be for Peck to apply for a liquor license. Peck who earlier said he would be the owner of the motel, raid today Sam Skafidas, an East Moline attorney, will also invest in the project. Estimated to cost $1 million, it may receive financial backing from Quad-City businessmen if needed, Peck said. Here is a list of the signers of Peck's petition, consenting to the sale of liquor at the proposed site: Continental Oil Co., 215 N. Prairie St., signed by Harry Swanson; Marie Cushman, 225 E. Waters St. and 204-210 N. Prairie St., Agnes Lundgren, 175 E. Waters St., Mrs. Rosen B. Sherman, 190 N. Prairie St.; Gross Galesburg Mfg. Co., 152-162 E. Ferris St., signed by Samuel Gross; M. O. Bousemann, manager of the Galesburg Elks at Prairie and Ferris streets; Galesburg Promotion Co., 146 N. Prairie St., signed by F. C. Webster Jr., president; Hattie G. Byran, 143 E. Ferris St., and H. C. Richardson, managing agent of the Kenyon Apartments at 135, 137, 147, and 155 N. Prairie St. Legion Band to Offer Concert The Galesburg American Legion Community Band will offer another concert this evening at 8 o'clock in Central Park on the Public Square. Ray Kramer will direct the band. Two appearances are scheduled for the band Thursday at New Windsor in connection with the community's fair and rodeo attractions. The band will march in the parade at 11 a.m. and give a concert at 1 p.m. Committee Approves Tax Cut Proposal WASHINGTON (UPI) - The House Ways and Means Committee voted, 19-4, today to cut everybody's income taxes starting Jan. 1. The tax rate reductions — recommended by President Kennedy —would average 20 per cent and cost the Treasury $9.5 billion in n enue \"hen fully effective on Jan 1, 1965. The net tax relief would average less than 19 per cent. Savings for some taxpayers would be reduced by tax-tightening provisions. This probably would hold the net revenue loss from individual tax relief below $9 billion. Still facing the committee were showdown votes on the President's recommendations for reductions in corporation tax levies. Kennedy's over-all tax program is designed to provide net reductions of $10.6 billion for both individuals and corporations. In today's committee action on individual tax rates the closest vote came on a Republican move to make the second stage of the two-stage tax reduction contingent upon the size of the national debt on July 1, 1964. This motion was defea ted, 13-12. When fully effective in 1965, the tax rates would range 14 per cent to 70 per cent. Rates now range from 20 to 21 per cent. The 14 per cent levy would apply to the first $500 of taxable income received by all taxpayers. The top rate of 70 per cent would apply to taxable income in excess of $100,000, $200,000 for married couples filing joint returns). The Weather K«y te Pag* 1 Waatha* Strlpa Brown—Storm Yellow—Fait Red—Warm Blua—Cold NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Fair and cool tonight. Thursday fair and a little warmer. Low tonight 47-55. High Thursday 75-82. IOWA: Fair tonight and Thursday. Warmer Thursday. Low tonight in 50s. High Thursday 75-82. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Fair and continued quite cool tonight. Low in the 50s. Thursday fair and slightly warmer. High near 80. Light and variablfi winds tonight and light south to southeast Thursday. Friday mostly sunny. Warm- er GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Fair and cool tonight. Low tonight low 50s. Fair and a little warmer Thursday. High in low 80s. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 71; morning's low, 53. Sky clear, wind out of the north. (Tuesday's maximum, 76; midnight, 62.) Sun rose today at 6:10, a. m., sets at 7:59 p. m. Humidity, 44%. RIVER STAGES St. Louis—2.9 fall 1.5. Beardstown—8.5 fall 0.5. Havana—5.8 fall 0.1. Peoria—11.7 no change. LaSalle—10.8 fall 0.2. Grafton—14.7 fall 0.3. Keokuk—2.0 fall 0.3 Dubuque—6.9 fall 0.1. Davenport—3.8 fall 0.2. Burlington—7.1 fall 0.3. Kiwanians Meet At Site of Old City Dump Galesburg Kiwanians held their weekly meeting Tuesday at the site of the old city dump, now known as Kiwanis Park. A supervised playground program is maintained at the park by Kiwanis every summer. Russell Sellett, program director, explained activities at the park, and Mayor Cabeen, a guest, stated that the park has been an outstanding service project in the city. Cabeen cited the proximity of the new interstate highway as lending a new importance to the park. Program chairman Stuart Hawkinson reminded members about a scheduled fish fry slated for Thursday at Oquawka. Guests present were Warren Brown of Peoria, City Manager Thomas Herring, Park Superintendent Russell Johnson, and Aldermen Alfred Partin and Paul Lindberg. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! DAIRY QUEEN 19 c Malt and Shake Sale Thursday and Friday, Aug. 15-16 Dairy Queen Stores Henderson and Losey Grand and Michigan

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