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2 Galesburg Register-Mail, Golesburo, III. Thursdoy, Aug. 15, 1963 Stickell Faces Federal Charge Involving Fraud Lawrence Stickell, former Galesburg attorney, who has been beseiged with financial entanglements this summer, this morning surrendered to FBI agents in Chicago after learning that a warrant had been issued charging him with mailing fraudulently obtained cash* ier's checks. • —" Stickell appeared before C. S. Bentley Pike, U.S. court commissioner in Chicago, who set bond at $10,000 and released Stickell on his own recognizance. Pike continued the hearing to next Monday at 2 p.m. Don Joyce, federal prosecuting attorney, said the formal charge was that Stickell "caused to be transported in interstate commerce checks which were obtained by fraud." The FBI in FAA Grants 5,250 for >ort Job $103, Airp< Federal Aviation Agency today announced approval of a $103,250 grant to Galesburg for expanding the city's municipal airport, it was reported by Sen. Paul Douglas (D-Ill.). The grant covers about 50 per cent of the $236,000 improvement project slated for next year. Balance of the amount will come from the state aeronautics department and local sources, according to City Manager Thomas Herring. Principal improvement will be the extension of the north - south runway by 700 feet to make the airport suitable for commercial turbojet plane landings. The twin- engine turbojet planes are expected to be in greater commercial use during the next five years. The present 3,800-foot runway is too short to meet federal safety minimums. The extension will be southward, as the northern tip of the runway is 1,000 feet from the highway, a minimum required by the federal government. Other improvements in the proposed 1964 project are a taxiway, lighting along the extended 7,000- foot runway, a small extension frmo the main hangar and acquisition of land, for fencing. The airport's east-west runway is currently being extended from 3,000 to 3,600 feet in another project approved by the federal and state aeronautics agencies earlier. Syncom Eases Into Station Above Brazil WASHINGTON (AP) - Space agency scientists said today they have placed the Syncom II satellite on station high over Brazil. The world's first virtually synchronous satellite was placed in position to enable 24-hour transatlantic communication between Lakehurst, N.J., and Lagos, Nigeria. Commands were radioed to the satellite in the early morning hours to touch off tiny jets of nitrogen gas and speed Syncom II's orbit to make it nearly synchronous witli the earth's rotation. This was the last in a series of maneuvers to place Syncom II along the 55th degree of longitude. On launching from Cape Canaveral, Fla., July 26, the satellite had gone into a lower than planned orbit and its speed carried it eastward in relation to the earth's rotation. For Shoppers Convenience OPEN Every FRIDAY NIGHT HI 7 P.M. SCANDIA BAKERY & LUNCH 326 E. Main St. Chicago said the warrant, which was issued by the U.S. commissioner in Colorado, charged "interstate transportation of stolen property consisting of two cashier's checks totaling $93,000, issued by the Byers State Bank of Byers, Colo., which he knew had been converted and taken by fraud." Conviction carries a penalty ot up to 10 years' imprisonment, $10,000 fine or both. Stickell contended that the $93,000 belonged to him, no fraud was involved and no money lost. H6 said he had $93,000 at Denver and had Edward Johnson, a newly elected president of the Byers bank, issue the checks and send them to Waukegan. Johnson, a real estate developer, was president of the bank for two days, Stickell said. When bank examiners refused to approve his election, Johnson withdrew his signature authorization from all business he did in the two days, thus invalidating the checks, Stickell said. Stickell, 46, said Johnson returned the money to him. Due In County Court Stickell is also scheduled to appear Monday in Knox County Court with assets of an estate whose beneficiaries have demanded an accounting. Stickell is executor of the estate of Clara Beacham Swanson, and at the request of First Christian Church of Monmouth and Knox College, two of the beneficiaries, has been ordered by the court to give an accounting and to show why he should not be removed as executor. Knox County Judge Daniel J. Roberts scheduled this hearing for 10 a.m. Monday. Value of the Swanson estate has been reported at more than $100,000. David Anderson, Stickell's attorney, said Monday that it was his understanding that Stickell would appear in court next Monday with the estate's cash totaling $93,387, and that he, Anderson, would produce stocks and securities now in a lock box to which Anderson has both keys. The estate's cash assets were deposited in the Little Fort Bank of Waukegan by Stickell's personal check for $387.46 and two cashier's checks totaling $93,000 and issued by the Colorado bank. Frank C. Potter, president of the Waukegan bank, testified here Monday that after the deposit had been made, the Colorado bank informed him that the cashier's checks would not be honored. Stickell's attorney said he had not been able to obtain an explanation why. He said the Colorado cashier's checks were bought with cashier's checks issued by a bank in Florida. He said these were converted into cash after being rejected in Colorado and that Stickell would produce the cash next Monday in county court. Stickell's attorney said he has been distraught over the summer's developments and has been under a doctor's care. A suit seeking $600,000 damages from attorneys Kenneth J. Peel, a former law practice associate, and Dale F. Ruedig Jr. and David Shanks, who represent various heirs in the Swanson estate, has been filed by Stickell. This suit alleged that the attorneys, by their action in the Swanson estate, had damaged his good name, fame and credit. The suit, filed Aug. 1, is pending. Stickell encountered earlier difficulties this summer when the Westmont State Bank, in which he was a major shareholder, was closed by the state for alleged violation of loan restrictions. Stickell was also president of the Operating and Investment Co., whose stock sale was halted by the state. Kennedy Returns WASHINGTON (AP)-President Kennedy returned to Washington today trom a midweek visit to Massachusetts to take his wife home from the hospital. READ THE WANT ADS! ATTENTION ALL ADMIRAL EMPLOYEES The annual Admiral Picnic will be held SUNDAY, AUGUST 18th at the LINCOLN PARK BAND STAND Serving will start at 11:30 and continue until 1:30 o'clock All members and their families, office personnel and their families are invited to attend. In Case of Rain at the Moose Lodge Prizes also will be awarded — Be Sure to Attend 1,192 Drivers Affected by State Action Revocations of 249 and suspension of 943 drivers' licenses, chauffeurs' licenses and driving permits were announced Wednesday by the office of the Illinois secretary of state. The actions were based on local court convictions and police reports. At the same time, it was reported that probationary permits to drive were issued to 313 persons whose licenses previously were suspended, but who did not have a total point accumulation in excess of 62. Revocations included James Clevenger of 1687 Bateman St., Joseph L. Kuntz of 1433 N. Seminary St.; Harlan L. Davis of 515 So. Seventh St.; Irvin E. Sage of 1018 E. Fifth St., and Donald F. Shaub of 1008 S. Eighth St., Monmouth. The revocations were on charges of driving while intoxicated. Three traffic violations within a year resulted in suspensions for Robert L. Armstrong of Dahinda and Lloyd M. Tempero of Little York. Violation of restriction on license or permit was shown as the reason for suspension of licenses of Joan E. Vance, West Main Street Trailer Court, and Roger L. Miller, 1124 South D St., Monmouth. Reasons for revocations were: reckless homicide, 1; driving while intoxicated, 163; leaving the scene of an accident, 3; drag racing, 12; displayed license not issued to him, 3; three offenses within one year, 51; caused or contributed to an accident resulting m death or injury, 2; permitted fraudulent use of license, 7; gave incorrect information on application for license, 5; driving while license or permit are suspended or revoked, 1; mental and physical disabilities, 1. Reasons for suspensions were: violated restriction on license or permit, 42; three offenses within one year, 842; caused or contributed to an accident resulting in death or injury, 22; permitted fraudulent use of license, 2; driving while intoxicated, 21; gave incorfect information on application for license, 1; convicted of offense while holding a restricted driving permit, 1; driving while license or permit are suspended or revoked, 12. Mandatory provisions of the law applies in 150 of the cases and discretionary in 1,042. Residents of other states were listed in 11 actions. Gives Court New Name MADISON, Wis. (UPI) — The Dane County Circuit Court clerk's office said it received two alimony checks from a man for his ex-wife. The checks, certified for $22 each, were made out to "Clerk of Kangaroo Court." Bridge Data Forwarded To Engineers Sen. Richard R. Larson report' ed this morning that a copy of House Joint Resolution No. 68 adopted by the legislature June 28 urging a traffic study of the overhead bridge between Galesburg and Knoxville has been referred to the Peoria District office of the Illinois Highway Department. The resolution cited the number of accidents, deaths and injuries on and at the approaches of the overhead bridge on U.S. 150. The design of the overpass and approach curves were blamed. A study to determine whether it would be feasible to eliminate the overpass and replace it with a crossing at grade level or to determine other methods of correcting the hazards was urged in the resolution. Larson said he was advised Wednesday in Springfield that the resolution, data on the number of accidents, fatalities, injuries and property damage, along with aerial photographs had been sent to the Peoria office. The latest mishap at this location was Wednesday evening. It resulted in no injuries but was reported to have involved considerable property damage. A truck carrying a quantity of farm machinery and equipment was said to have been traveling down the east approach when the load shifted and was dumped off the truck. II.... Raymond E. Anderson (R- Galesburg) was co-sponsor of the joint resolution. The Weather Key lo Page l Weather Strips Brown—Storm Yellow —Fall Bad—Warm Blue—Cold NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Fair and a little warmer tonight and Friday. Lows tonight 55-62. Highs Friday SO" 85 - . , . . IOWA: Fair and warmer tonight. Friday fair and warmer east and south, partly cloudy with few showers northwest. Lows tonight 55-60. Highs Friday about 85 northwest to around 90 east and south. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Fair tonight and not quite so cool. Lows around 60. Friday, mostly sunny and a little warmer. Highs in the lower 80s except lower near the lake. Light, variable winds tonight, becoming southerly 8-15 m.p.h. Friday. Outlook for Saturday, partly cloudy and warm with chance of thundershowers. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Fair and a little warmer tonight and Friday. Lows tonight in the mid 50s. Highs Friday in the lower 80s. LOCAL V/EATHER Noon temperature, 72; morning's low, 51. Sky partly clcudy, wind west - southwest. (Wednesday's maximum, 75; midnight, 57.) Sun rose today at 6:11 a. m., sets at 7:58 p. m. Humidity, 55% RIVER "STAGES St. Louis—1.9 fall 1.0. Beatdstown—9.5 rise 0..7 Havana—5.8 no change. Peoria—11.5 fall 0.2. LaSalle—10.8 no change. Dubuque—6.8 fall 0.1. Davenport—3.8 no change. Burlington—7.1 no change. Junior Chamber Proclaims 'All-Out' Campaign for Pool An "all-out" campaign to get a municipal swimming pool in Galesburg was proclaimed at the Junior Chamber of Commerce annual fish fry Wednesday night. The proclamation came in the form of a resolution adopted unanimously by members attend ' ing the annual event at the Knox County fairgrounds. Spearheading the campaign will be an action committee made up of Jaycee members and other civic leaders. Committee appointments will be made this week, according to Jim Hull, vice president in charge of civic improvement. "As Jaycees it is our duty to take action in obtaining a municipal pool for the city because there is a need for such a facility. We will conduct an all-out campaign," Hull said. He cited a community survey conducted by Jaycees three years ago which listed a swimming pool as one of the major desires in the city. New Swimming Pools At least three swimming pools have been constructed here since then, none of them municipally owned. In addition to the YMCA and Knox College pools, pools are also operated at three commercial establishments, the Holiday Inn, Travelodge Motel and Lake- lawn Swim and Tennis Club. Hull said there were no definite plans for financing. The Jaycees resolution came nine days after City Council members made public a report by the State Public Health Department tagging Lake Storey as an undesirable place for swimming. In a report to Carl Ahline, city health inspector, the state sug- MICRO-MIDGET AUTO RACES JOUIRfJ SPEEDWAY SATURDAY, AUG. 17 gested that swimming not be permitted at the lake until recommended treatment facilities have been installed. The report said large numbers of pollutional bacteria have been found in the lake coining "definitely from sewage, man or animal," in water samples sent by the city. Same Results Previously Ahline pointed out that this was not the first time that the state has reported on the water condition in Lake Storey. Previous reports have also revealed basically the same results, he said. Construction of a municipal swimming pool has been urged by a number of city and civic officials, including Mayor Cabeen. In his annual report this year Cabeen said, "The need for a municipal swimming pool is obvious, but if this is not financially possible then the possibility of isolating the swimming area so that it may be treated by chlorination should be seriously considered." City Manager Thomas Herring is at present conducting a study of costs mvolved in carrying out the state's recommendation to purify the Lake Storey water. He said at an Aug. 6 council meeting that the costs of such a venture may be unwarranted. Elsewhere, municipal pools have been financed with general obligation bonds approved by the voters and backed by tax revenue, private capital and revenue bonds. The last probably would have to be backed by revenue from other city sources in addition to income from the pool, municipal finance authorities have said. City and County To Negotiate Jail Care Rate By LEO SULLIVAN Negotiations aimed at arriving at a rate to be charged for boarding city prisoriers lodged in the county jail Will be conducted by a committee of the Knox County Board of Supervisors and city officials. . The supervisors Wednesday afternoon voted to authorize the jail committee to negotiate a reasonable board bill for confinement of .prisoners in the county jail. The motion for this step vas made by Dale Doubet of Truro Township; Action to negotiate followed a controversial discussion yesterday after Harry D. McClurg, committee chairman, reported the committee recommended reducing the previous figure of $6.36 a day to $5 a day. Reduction of some of the fixed charges resulted in a figure of $5.56 and the committee went along with a reported recommendation,, by the state's attorney and sheriff that the $5 figure be used. No action on the lower amount was taken as the supervisors indicated they wanted the committee members to have a free hand in the negotiations. / In Favor of Cut Favoring the reduction when the question was presented for action in the afternoon were Russell Griffith of Galesburg Township, Joseph Bindley and Royal Hafflhbarger of the City of Galesburg. Bindley opposed the $6.36 figure when it was established, citing the percentage of Galesburg residents in the county's total population and payment by them of taxes for operation of the jail. John Ankersen, also of the City of Galesburg, said that under the law the sheriff could est the board bill figure and that negotiations would be "a meeting of the minds." With two of the committee members scheduled to leave soon on vacations, McClurg said efforts would be made to set a meeting at an early date. City Manager Tom Herring said this morning he would cooperate in getting council members and the committee together as soon as possible. Some aldermen voiced opinions that the "board bill" figure was too high when it was set by the supervisors. Charging the city for prisoners' care followed action in which the county turned over to the city all fines assessed in Knox County Court in cases in which the arrests were made and charges filed by city law enforcement officers. Road Contracts Approved Contracts in connection with work on roads in six townships were approved yesterday by the supervisors. The contracts included Cedar, $1,617, Gunther Construction Co., which also was given a $9,826.83 contract in Sparta Township; Canton Construction Co., $6,010,58, Chestnut; Long Rock Co. of Princeville, $13,781.48 in Elba and $2,920 in Ontario; Viola Materials, Inc., $2,760 in Ontario; Chipman Construction Co. of Peoria $1,756 in Salem,'and Sweborg Construction Co. $25,232.69, also in Salem. The board's county highway committee was empowered to sell a four-ton dump truck and to advertise for bids for an 8-ton tandem dump truck. Supervisors were invited by McClurg to inspect the converted bus which was acquired by the Galesburg Knox County Emergency Police. The bus, with its equipment, was parked during the day on the Cherry Street side of the courthouse. New members of the board were invited, in a letter read by D. Reece Jones, board chairman, to attend a meeting in September at Springfield of the Illinois Association of Township Supervisors and Commissioners. Report was made tha. a room in the basement of the courthouse has beer, prepared for use by the Knox County Tuberculosis Association. A zoning classification change for a tract of land on the south side of 111. 116, west of the junction of 116 and 111. 41, previously recommended by the Zoning Board of Appeals, was approved by the supervisors. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! DR. I. ERNSTEIN OPTOMETRIST CONTACT LENSES EYES EXAMINED LIVING SOUND HEARING AIDS GALESBURG OPTICAL CO. M3-831V ox 342-3017 339 6 Main Hoursi y A.M- 10 « P.M. Friday*: « AM to 1:30 P.M. W»da#»d»yi TU Noon Pickets Eye Businesses at Champaign CHAMPAIGN, 111. (UPI) - A Negro and white civil rights group today planned to picket a grocery store in a predominantly Negro neighborhood in this university town to protest alleged job discrimination. The Champaign • Urbana Improvement Association said picketing would begin at the Collins Grocery at Urbana, a family- owned supermarket. The Rev. Clarance Thomas, 1 e a d e r of the group, said a planned picketing of the Adair Dairy would probably begin later. Pledge No Violence The Rev. Mr. Thomas spoke to about 150 persons Wednesday night to set strategy for the demonstrations. He stressed that the picketing would be "peaceful, and if there is any indication of violence or anyone is found to be carrying weapons, we'll call them off." The association said the family that owns the grocery store insists it hires only family help, but that some outside help has been hired—but not Negroes. The Rev. Mr. Thomas' group last week started a selective buying campaign against the dairy, the grocery and a drive in restaurant. The Rev. Mr. Thomas said Champaign City Manager Warren Brown had obtained a promise from the dairy that Negroes would be considered for employment after a 90 day "cooling off" period. But the association said the statement was not acceptable. Playwright Dies HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Clifford Odets, famed Broadway playwright and motion picture director, died in Cedars of Lebanon Hospital Wednesday night after undergoing surgery for a stomach ailment. Color Census To Be Taken In Chicago CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Board of Education has approved a plan to conduct a school-by- school census of the city's white and Negro pupils. The board voted, 10-1, Wednesday the head-count as the first step toward compliance with the state's recently enacted Armstrong Act. Clair M\ Roddewig, board president told fellow members the law "says that when we establish or change attendance areas, we do so in such a manner as to prevent segregation." He said the law does not forbid a neighborhood school pattern, such as exists in Chicago. Chicago's "neighborhood schools" have been the target of racial demonstrators for weeks. They say the system amounts to ,de facto segregation. As the board met, 150 spectator seats were filled and a police guard kept an eye on other spectators who crowded the halls outside. Benjamin C. Willis, superintendent of schools, said he will recommend an easing of restrictions to allow more pupils to transfer out of crowded schools. Most of the crowded schools are m Negro neighborhoods. School board critics have been calling for unrestricted transfers, whereby any pupil could attend any school in the city. Inquest Slated Dr. Jackson K. Erffmeyer, Knox County coroner, said today an inquest will be conducted Friday at 7:30 p. m., at the Fletcher and McDougald Funeral Home into the death of Mrs. Mary Louise Dilworth, 38, of Carbondale. The woman's husband, Louis A. Dilworth, 37, was alleged to have fired the fatal shot as the couple was on a porch at 989 S. Academy St. Dilworth, who has been named in a murder warrant, also fired a shot into his own body, authorities said, and is recovering in St. Mary's Hospital. Birth Record A son, Fredric Martin Horn III, was born Tuesday to Mr. and Mrs. Fredric M. Horn Jr., of 500 E. 88th St., Kansas City, Mo. The Horns have another child, a daughter. Mrs. Horn is the former Miss Fern Watts of Des Moines, Iowa. The maternal grandmother is Mrs. Fay Watts of Des Moines and the paternal grandmother is Mrs. Mary C. Horn of 772 Monmouth Blvd. Thomas Firm Named for Quincy Work Thomas Plumbing ft Heating Co. of Galesburg is the recommended low bidder on plumbing and heating work in a $4,374 ,434 construction project at the Illinois Soldiers and Sailors' Home at Quincy, the Illinois Department of Mental Health announced today. The Thomas bid totaled $186,532.69. The project includes construction of a dormitory for residential members, a laundry building, a central dietary facility, a medical- surgical building, a residential unit and infirmary for women, and rehabilitation and extension of the utilities system at the home. J. L. Simmons Co., Inc., of Decatur is the recommended low bidder on the general work in connection with the construction of the five new buildings. The bid was $2,416,968. The Thomas bid was in connection with the extension and rehabilitation of the utilities system. Low bids on plumbing, heating, insulation and electrical underground work for this phase of the project totaled $239,942.69. Gov. Kerner approved release of the funds Wednesday at Springfield. Also approved for release was $12,540 for additional fees for construction of an addition to the central dietary facility at Galesburg State Research Hospital. This is in addition to a $927,975 improvement project announced for the hospital earner this week. This project involves rehabilitation of an unoccupied wing, which will be used for children and adolescents. It will have a capacity of 136 beds. Thomas Plumbing & Heating was also the recommended low bidder on heating and ventilating work totaling $111,162 as part of this project. Initiation Held By Moose Lodge A class enrollment ceremony was held Wednesday evening by Galesburg Moose Lodge, with four candidates initiated. The ritual was exemplified by members of the degree staff of Galesburg Lodge. RITE-WAY DISPOSAL SYSTEM Ii doing busineii a* uiual only under New Management. MGR. RALPH GARRETT 700 Weil Fremont St. Phone 343-5461. '0*44 MINIATURE GOLF COURSE "Golesburg's Most Unusual Course" AND DRIVING RANGE FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 Play Miniature Golf ALL DAY and Night- too Until Midnight. Only PRIZE FOR LOW SCORE. DRIVE GOLF BALLS V\ at our adjoining Driving Range 2 Regular 50c Baskets Only • o. COME EARLY — STAY LATE Located Route 150 — 1 Mile North of City Limits 1

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