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Senior Citizens Have Day At Illinois State Fair Golesburg Register^Moil, Gofesburg, Friday, Aug. 16. 1963 3 SPRINGFIELD (UPI) — Illinois senior citizens kick* ed up their heels at the Illinois State Fair today—Golden Citizens' Day. Gov. Otto Kerner was to award trophies to the oldest citizens, the oldest couple, the couple married the longest and the citizens coming the farthest to see the fair. A program featured dancing and singing and awards for the funniest haf, the oldest lady wearing a dress she made in the last year and the most decorated apron and the most practical apron. The governor wasn't eligible to join in any other festivities for the folks 65 and older. He was only 55 Thursday. Kerner celebrated his birthday by giving a speech at a rally before an estimated crowd of 7.500 persons at the fair. He criticized his predecessor for "pushing the state toward the edge of fiscal disaster." Debt Eliminated "When this administration took office three years ago," he said, "projections showed the revenue fund owed $13 million. As of July 1 of this year, let me tell you K COOKING • WATER HEATING • HOME HEATING 45 S. PRAIRIE ST. we have $104 million in that account," Kerner also said he expected to return to the general fund a portion of the $7 million deficiency appropriation voted in by the last legislature to take care of the state 's public aid program. "Republicans are going to tell you this was done because of ceil' ings on individual payments. But let me tell you this is going to be done because of better administration." Kerner pointed out economies practiced by his administration- including a saving of $1.5 million under the coal purchasing plan. "And let me tell you it's all Illinois coal and I wouldn't have any other." He said "we compiled a budget containing more services for the people of this state than ever enjoyed before. And we fashioned this budget without raising taxes by one red cent." Other speakers on the program included Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, Lt. Gov. Samuel Shapiro, Atty. Gen. William G. Clark and House Minority Leader Paul Powell of Vienna. Powell said, "While Republicans want to see the state fair abolished, I am happy to see the Democratic administration wants to expand the fair." Daley charged that the Republican party "doesn't know where it stands on international, national or state affairs." Daley said the Democratic party will continue to achieve victory "because our party is dedicated to the good of everybody " Shapiro said, "We have followed a straight but not a narrow path. Our program has been wide enough to promote the welfare of all citizens. "The Democratic party and the Democratic program has made it possible for Illinois to take giant steps forward. Illinois has assumed a position of leadership in the many vital areas of state government which affect the welfare of all the people," Shapiro said. Clark said the "strength of the Democratic party is little people marching together." He said the Republican party was "confused and walking in circles." Marching bands, including the Viscounts of McHenry, and groups made up from Chicago's election wards paraded before Kerner in review. Congressman Asks Curb on Sonic Booms WASHINGTON (AP)-Rep. Roman C. Pucinski, D-Ill., has introduced a bill in Congress designed to deal with problems created by sonic booms from supersonic jet transports. Unless restrictions are imposed now, the Chicago congressman said in introducing the bill Thursday, airlines will invest millions in supersonic jets which could lace the nation with sonic boom corridors capable of causing widespread damage. "Our present jets were designed with absolutely no consideration being given to noise abatement," Pucinski said in a statement. Pucinski, whose district is just east of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, said it is ironic that requests for proposals made by the Federal Aviation Agency to develop an American supersonic transport do not call for power plants which reflect a concern for excessive noise and sonic booms. He said he hopes the proposal will compel designers to give noise control high consideration "as long as we are developing an entirely new supersonic transport plant." His bill would prohibit civil supersonic jet overflights over this country by any plane that produces overpressures exceeding 1.5 pounds per square foot on the ground directly beneath the flight path. The •tttmun Anhlw GQilli added confidence be sallied forth Any knight who rode off to foreign wars leaving his property unprotected had good reason to worry. So before he sallied forth he would place his property in the hands of a trusted friend, to be managed "for the use of" his family. From such "Uses" grew the concept of trusts. Today, countless men pursue business and pleasure with added peace of mind because their investments are in good hands... in a Living Trust. How about you ? LABEL OF FRIENDSHIP—The card held above by Mrs. Earl Stephens is a label for utility clothes. It was on the back of one of those cards she prints at Gross Galesburg Co. that Mrs. Stephens wrote her name 18 years ago. The name and address was noticed by a couple in Falrbury, Neb. who wrote to Mrs. Stephens. After corresponding for 17 years Mr. and Mrs. John Jurgenas visited the Stephens at 1343 N. Henderson this week and the host declared: "Why, they're old friends!" Label Maker Casts Name On Waters, Reaps Friends By JOHN ZAKARIAN To Mrs. Earl Stephens and other employes at Gross Galesburg Co., it was just one of those things that couldn't happen but did. Discarding academic advice given in "How to Make Friends and Influence People," Mrs. Stephens set out to make friends her own way 18 years ago. She was then, as she is now, working in the company's ticket and label room printing cards which are affixed to utility garments manufactured by Gross Galesburg. This morning Mrs. Stephens, known more familiarly as Amelia, triumphantly declared, "I've done it." Using a pair of overalls as a medium, she has cultivated a distant acquaintance into a close friendship. Started in 1944 It all started in 1944 when Amelia used to slip her name and address on some of the cards she printed. "The "name slipping" practice is carried on in many factories, usually by girls seeking a permanent Prince Charming, a company official explained. In Amelia's case the name was slipped behind a label of Money- Bak overalls and the shipment went to Fairbury, Neb., the hometown of Mr. and Mrs. John Jurgens. It just happened that illrs. Jurgena's husband, a farmer, needed a pair of overalls. It also just happened that the wife went shopping in the downtown store where Money-Bak overalls were sold and by coincidence bought the pair marked by Amelia. Name Discovered Public Aid Statistics Vary, In Downstate, Chicago SPRINGFIELD (UPt)-A $70,000 investigation of Illinois aid to dependent children recipients — which touched off the first major controversy involving the new public aid department—also turned up some interesting comparisons of the ADC program in Chicago and downstate Illinois. The investigation was made by a special investigative team headed by former FBI agent Richard Hosteny. A check of 1,000 state aid to dependent children recipients had been ordered by the U. S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare and was undertaken by the state's public aid review staff. Arnold Maremont, who at that time was chairman of the now- defunct Public Aid Commission, ordered Hosteny's group to make a separate investigation of one- eighth of the cases checked by the review staff. Dispute Hosteny Report Hosteny reported that his group had found "irregularities" in 20 per cent of the cases. Maremont charged that because of this finding the report was being covered up. This week state Public Aid Director Harold O. Swank released the Hosteny report and stated that he thought it had been Ford Motor's Stamping Plant Out on Strike CHICAGO HEIGHTS, 111. (AP) —United Auto Workers International Union, Local 588, struck Ford Motor Company's stamping plant at midnight Thursday night, About 500 production workers on the midnight shift reported to the plant but did not resume pro duction when last-ditch negotia tions over safety regulations be tween Ford and the UAW failed. James Hamby, assistant direc tor of region four of the UAW had announced earlier that the local's 3,750 members would go on strike if the dispute was not settled by midnight. Hamby said the strike, voted by the local on May 2, now has the approval of the international union. A nine-day wildcat strike in May ended after the local was served with a court injunction. 100 Years of Continuous Business and Family Banking USE OUR CONVENIENT SOUTH PRAIRIE STREET LOCATION On removing the label, the Jurgenas discovered the scribbling on its back. Both husband and wife at first thought that the hopeful writer was probably an old maid seeking a beau, Amelia related. But this did not stop Mrs. Jurgena from inquiring further. She wrote Amelia and Amelia wrote back. They corresponded weekly for 15 years until the Jurgenas invited the Stephens to their Nebraska farm. The invitation was accepted and the Stephens spent two memorable days in Fairbury four years ago. "Our host recognized me immediately and shouted at the top of her voice, 'Here's that overall woman' when she first saw me," Amelia recalled. This week Amelia, who lives at 1343 N. Henderson St., had unexpected company: The Jurgenas. They came in unannounced one afternoon and gave Amelia "the surprise of my life." With them was their 18-year-old son—just a year older than the unusual friendship. When they left Thursday, the hostess was convinced that "nothing is impossible." We are really good friends now and hope to continue writing once a week," she said. Return From Trip to Mexico Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Nelson of Rio returned Thursday evening from Mexico City, Mexico, where Nelson attended an insurance seminar under auspices of f .he Great States Life Insurance Co. Nelson was awarded the trip by filling an assigned sales quota with his company. Company representatives from five states participated in the seminar. Travel was arranged via jet liners. Master's Degree Awarded Student From Galesburg Glenn A. Rigdon of Galesburg received a master's degree from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in the Kirksville school's commencement exercises Thursday morning. More than 300 students received bachelor's or master's degrees in the graduation ceremony, which fea tured Dr. Kenneth H. Freeman, president of Christian College in Columbia, as the commencement speaker. Rigdon earned a master of arts degree in general science education. a waste of $70,000. Swank said the Hosteny investigation had not resulted in the closing of a single case. Hosteny reviewed 30 ADC cases downstate and 82 in Cook County. In many cases there were striking similarities. In both downstate and Cook County, for instance, the average age of the ADC parent was 38. Both in Cook County and n the rest of the state the mothers had an average of between three and four children on grant. But there were some telling dif- erences. In downstate Illinois, lalf the recipients checked were born in Illinois. Only 18 per cent of the aid recipients in Cook County were born in Illinois. In Cook County, 27 of the 82 cases checked were born in Mississippi for a mark of 32 per cent. In downstate Illinois, only 5 of the 20 cases checked—or 16 per cent—were from Mississippi. Other leaing states of birth in the Cook County check were Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee. These southern states also were represented in the downstate check, but not any more than such northern states as Indiana and Missouri. Length of Time Differs The Cook County recipient has been receiving public assistance longer—averaging six years on relief to four years and two months for the downstate recipient. The recipient in Cook County also moved more. In the last two Eagles Family Picnic Planned Sunday in Park The Galesburg Aerie of Eagles and its Women's Auxiliary will hold a family picnic Sunday at p. m. at the bandstand in Lin coin Park. Members and their families who plan to attend were asked to take hot and cold dish of food and table service. The aerie will supply meat and beverage. Entertainment has been planned for the afternoon, including games and treats for children, ac cording to the announcement by AI Collopy, aerie secretary. The aerie will hold a class ad-it ion at its meeting Aug. 29 at 8 p. m. years 46 of the 82 Cook CduiUy recipients had moved a total of 88 times. Only half of the downstate re* cipients had moved—and the total was 19 times. In downstate Illinois, 24 of the 30 homes had television sets. Three of the sets did not work. In Cook County, 72 of 82 homes had television sets and two of the homes had two sets. Ten of the sets did not work. Just under half of the downstate homes had telephones. Investigators found one home with an extension. In Cook County, only 26 of the 82 homes had phones and 10 extensions were found. LOOK! All WEATHER COATS All Slits and Colon. 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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 Clerk Never Before Such Baragins! Compare Our Prices

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