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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 2

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2 Galesburg Register-Moil, Golesburg, Wed, Aug. 21, 1963 Traffic Safety Of City Analyzed Deficiencies and efficiencies of the traffic safety program in Galesburg were pointed out Monday night to city officials by two experts from Springfield. Highest commendation went to local traffic courts which fulfilled 87 per cent of requirements set by the National Safety Council. The police department was also commended for doing a creditable job despite being under-manned. The two experts, both state traffic safety advisers, submitted an annual traffic inventory report gratuitously prepared for Galesburg by the National Safety Council. The report was based on information supplied by Police Chief William Miller, justices of the peace, and civic and school safety groups. Improve Total Program Over-all traffic safety program In the city has improved three per cent in 1962 compared with CCC to Increase Interest Rate On Crop Props WASHINGTON (AP) — The interest rate payable on certificates issued by the Commodity Credit Corp. to banks and other lending institutions participating in the financing of 1963 and subsequent crop support loans will be increased to ZVi per cent Sept. 1. These certificates now carry an interest rate of 3 per cent. The increase to lenders will not affect the rate of interest charged producers on 1963 crop price support loans. It remains at per cent. In announcing the increase, the Agriculture Department said the purpose was to encourage private institutions to take part in financing the loan program. Fail to Pay Meter Tickets; Assessed Fines Five motorists who failed to pay parking meter violation tickets were listed on the records of D. Paul Nolan, police magistrate, as having been fined $5, plus $5 costs. The violators and the amount each paid on delinquent tickets in addition to the fine and costs included Curtis Torrence of 1161 Harrison St., $8; Raymond L. Ritz of 1539 E. Main St., $10; Janice M. Bogeart of 343 N. Seminary St., $13; Charles P. Farrell of 277 N. Ivan Ave., $23, and Robert E. Swartz of 1215 Family Court, $17. Meeting Slated The monthly meeting of the Knox County Safety Council will be held this evening at 7:30 o'clock in the conference room of the Chamber of Commerce. Representatives of the various townships in Knox County have been invited to attend this meeting. the 63 per cent efficiency the previous year, according to the report. Achievement of 100 per cent rating would put Galesburg in the top 30 per cent of cities its size. Galesburg was compared with 218 cities of approximately the same size, Clifford W. Hunter and George V. Kern, traffic advisors, reported. Compared with the leading 30 per cent, Galesburg should have 67 employes in the police department instead of the present 32. It should have a 10 per cent personnel turnover instead of the 16 per cent recorded last year. Top salary of police in the leading cities is $450 per month compared with $421 in Galesburg, the report pointed out. A new salary schedule adopted by the city this year raises top police salaries to about $460 in 1964. Galesburg, however, led the top communities in its motorized police force department, arrest rates and accident citations and conviction rates for accident arrests. The safety council recommended an increase in the police force and in the amount of enforcement against hazardous traffic violations. It also urged traffic retraining of all uninformed officers every two years. Not Adhering To Standards No recommendations were made on traffic courts as the whole system will be overhauled with the implementation of the new judicial reforms approved in a state-wide referendum last year. The safety council reported, however, that Galesburg was not adhering to national standards in providing prompt trials for defendants. "On a plea of not guilty the defendant is not able to obtain an immediate trial on first hearing in court," the report said. In surveying the city engineering department (public works), the Safety Council recommended installation of "mod em-type street lighting along through streets." It also recommended that all traffic control signals within 1,200 feet of one another be coordinated to produce progression on as many streets as possible. The City • Council has already instructed the city manager to conduct a study of the street lighting situation in Galesburg. Only five per cent of through street miles are adequately lighted and the Safety Council recommended a 100 per cent record. Galesburg was also below recommended standards in total miles of crosswalks and lane lines marked. Areas appearing to be most in need of strengthening, according to the report, are police traffic supervision and public safety education. The two fatal accidents reported in Galesburg in 1962 was the same number as the average for the preceding three years. The rates were 5.4 fatal accidents per 100,000 population compared with the national rate of 8.7 per 100,000. Defendant in Court Placed On Probation A Galesburg man, Jasper Dale Engle, 2B, of 439 Day St., wss placed on probation for one year Tuesday afternoon by Judge Daniel J. Roberts in Knox County Court. The probation followed a previous plea of guilty to. a charge of driving while his license was suspended. He was ordered to pay costs of the case. The judge yesterday afternoon granted a request by John M. Hoppock, 25, for appointment of an attorney to represent him as he appeared on a charge of battery. William H. Henning, public defender, was named counsel for Hoppock, whose arraignment was continued to Aug. 26. A hearing on a rule to show cause why probation previously granted Julian Hoppock, 35, of 1055 Hawkinson Ave., on charges of battery and intimidation, should not be revoked was continued generally by the judge. The judge also continued the probation and ordered the defendant to pay $20 weekly for the support of his five children, with the payment to be made to the office of the director of court services. Hoppock, according to court records, was placed on probation for one year last March 1. Involved in the action to revoke his probation were charges of nonsupport and adultery, the records stated. Exam Listed for Custodial Work At Post Office Applications for examination for custodial laborer at the Galesburg Post Office will be received until Sept. 23, it was announced today by Evar Swanson, postmaster. Competition in this examination is restricted by law to persons entitled to veteran preference and persons not entitled to this preference should not apply, the announcement stated. Active military service on or after July 2, 1955, will not of itself qualify as a basis for veteran preference, it was stated. The minimum age limit is 18 years and there is no maximum age. Information and application forms now are available at the post office. Westchester Bank Chartered SPRINGFIELD (UPI)-A charter has been issued for a new bank at Westchester, to be known as the Westchester Trust and Savings Bank. The Department of Financial Institutions said Tuesday initial capitalization will be $500,000. Joseph M. Connelly of Westchester has been elected president and Carroll E. Phillips of La Grange has been named vice president and cashier. Pack your away to school bag with smart college styled clothes that put you at the head of your class. Here are styles, fabrics and colors that are this season's winners. See our fine selection of smart sweaters, sport coats, slacks, sport shirts and accessories. We have a complete stock of clothing for the college bound. Sheakans 323 E. Mtin St. Quality Men'* Furnishings Ask Another Delay of Canton Slayer's Execution Date CHICAGO (AP) - 1 ^Attorney J variety of reasons. George Leighton said today he, He is in Joliet penitentiary. will pursue another stay of execution for Lloyd E. Miller, 37, Canton, who is to be electrocuted Friday for murdering an 8-year- old girl in 1955. Leighton declined to elaborate on what grounds he will seek the stay. He said he and his staff "worked all night preparing our request" and added he felt that any "premature publication of our reasons might impede our work." Miller, onetime cab driver, was convicted of the rape slaying of Janice May. He has had about a dozen stays of execution for a Gov. Otto Kerner denied Tuesday executive clemency for Miller, He said Miller's conviction had been adequately reviewed by state and federal courts and by an extraordinary session of the Illinois Parole and Pardon Board. Miller Was scheduled to die July 26, but Kerner reset the date to Aug. 23 to allow time for the pardon board's hearing. His counsel maintains Miller is innocent of the slaying. The state contends Miller's trial was fair and no evidence to substantiate his innocence has been presented. Mercantile Board Expels Two Members CHICAGO (AP)-The Board of Governors of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange has voted to expel two members accused of attempting to corner the market in torn turkey futures. The board announced Tuesday that members Howard Golz and Harold Fox, principal officers of Berkshire Foods Inc., were found guilty at a special meeting Monday of violating an exchange rule. The rule forbids manipulating or attempting to manipulate prices or attempt to corner the market. The charge was made in connection with trading in the torn turkey futures market which expired in July 1963. The expulsions are effective Aug. 31, Everett B. Harris, exchange president, said. Golz, president of Berkshire, called the charges "unfounded, unsubstantiated and grossly unfair." The price of turkeys for July delivery soared to the highest levels in more than six years during the final three days of trading. Galva Youth Injured in Tractor Mishap GALVA — Robert VanAutreve, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert VanAutreve Sr., is in good condition today at Kewanee Public Hospital where he was taken following a tractor accident Tuesday morning near Galva. Young VanAutreve was injured on his farm home, 2 ! /2 miles south of Galva when the vehicle, driven by the boy, ran off a bridge over a creek, and plunged into the stream below. VanAutreve was pinned under the tractor. The farm wagon, being pulled by the tractor, also toppled from the bridge, landing on the tractor. A faulty steering gear was believed to have been the cause of the mishap. The victim was rushed to the hospital by Johnson- Gill-Schuster ambulance of Galva. Toulon Supports Bloodmohile TOULON — During the Stark County bloodmobile's visit to Toulon Tuesday, 118 pints of blood were drawn, there were 15 rejects, and 18 new donors. John Turnbull became a member of the 4-Gallon Club and Alva Knowles, a member of the 3-Gallon Club. Several persons became members of the l'-Gallon Club. Birth Record Born at St. Mary's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Melton L. Jones, 936 W. Berrien St., a boy at 12:59 p.m. Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Conroy, 1303 N. Cedar St., a boy at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Sanders, 428 N. Chambers St., a girl at 11:04 p.m. Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Neil Norris, 71 Park Lane Drive, a boy at 12:25 a.m. today. Conduct Crusade The Children's Crusade at Evangel Temple is continuing this week under the guidance of Evangelist Gordon White. Free gifts and awards are being awarded each night to participants. A transistor radio will be given to the person who takes the most people to the services. —^——————,— Have You Heard That Larry Barrowman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Barrowman, 1263 S. Pearl St., has been employed at the Key West, Fla., police department. His wife, the former Marlene Hanson, daughter of Mrs. Judith Hanson, 335 Locust St., and Arvey Hanson of Galesburg, will teach fourth grade in a Key West elementary school. The Weather K«r to » MniMt tifip* •rows—Storm Yellow—Fait Had—Warm Blna—Cold _ NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Fair tonight. Low in 60s. Continued fair and warm Thursday. High 86-93. IOWA: Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday. Scattered showers or thunderstorms developing extreme northwest, spreading to northwest and extreme north tonight and over north and central portions Thursday. A little cooler northwest and extreme north Thursday. Low tonight 60-65. High Thursday in 80s. • \ I CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Fair tonight. Low in mid 60s. Thursday fair and continued warm. High near 00. Southwesterly winds 6-12 m.p.h. tonight, increasing to 10-18 m.p.h. Thursday Friday, partly cloudy and warm. Chance of showers, GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Fair tonight. Low in 60s. Con* tinued fair and warm Thursday. High 86-93. Illinois 5-Day Extended Forecast NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Temperatures will average 3-5 degrees above normal for the next five days. The normal high is 78-83, th-. normal low 58-63. Turning cooler about Friday, warmer about Sunday. Rainfall is expected to total .5-1 inch. Scattered thundershowers are expected late Thursday or Friday and again Sunday or Monday. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 79; morning'9 low, 59. Sky partly cloudy, wind calm. (Tuesday's maximum, 82; midnight, 64.) Sun rose today at 6:16 a. m,. sets at 7:49 p. m. Humidity, 68%, RIVER "STAGES St. Louis—2.8 fall 0.9. Beardstown—9.3 rise 0.1 . Havana—5.5 fall 0.2. Peoria—11.6 rise 0.1. LaSalle—10.5 no change. Grafton—15.0 fall 0.6. Keokuk—2.3 no change. Dubuque—7.0 fall 0.2 Davenport—3.8 no change. Burlington—7.5 rise 0.1. Knox College Names Michigan Man Instructor Kenneth E. Beighley of East Lansing, Mich., has been named an instructor in education at Knox College for the 1963-64 academic year. Beighley is a graduate of Wisconsin State College at LaCrosse, Wis. He holds a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin and is currently working toward a doctoral degree at Michigan State University. He is a graduate fellow of the Michigan State Graduate Council at Michigan State University. Beighley is a former public school teacher. He served in the U. S. Army from 1951 to 1954. He will assume his new teaching duties at Knox in September at the beginning of the 1963-64 session. Atom Smasher Sets Record CHICAGO (UPI)-An official of the Argonne National Laboratory said Tuesday a new atom smash­ er at the laboratory has accelerated protons to three billion electron volts. Dr. Lee C. Teng, director of Argonne's particle accelerator division, said the three billion electron volt acceleration with the new synchrotron was achieved last Saturday night. Son Born to Hassan RABAT, Morocco (AP)—A son was born today to King Hassan II and his wife, Lalla Latifa. The boy, who was given the title of crown prince, was named Mohammed after his late grandfather, King Mohammed V. Stands in for Jackie WASHINGTON (UPI) - President Kennedy's sister, Eunice, will stand-in for Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy as the White House hostess during the visit of the king and queen of Afghanistan. Eunice is the wife of Sargent Schriver, the director of the Peace Corps. UNCLE HARRY SAYS What you hear is never as important as what you overhear. GO WIST Divorces Are Granted by Circuit Judge Records In the office of William K. Richardson, circuit clerk, list eight decrees for divorce, signed in Knox County Circuit Court by Judge Gale A. Mathers. Cruelty was the allegation on which Linda A. Briggs was granted a divorce from Charles W. Briggs, to whom she 'as married March 18, 1961. Custody of the couple's one child was awarded to the plaintiff. Support payment is to be the $83.10 a month allowed under the foe- pendency Act, while the defendant is in tl Navy, with modification of the decree after his discharge from service. The plaintiff waived alimony and support. A divorce was granted, on a desertion charge, to Elmo E. Sage from Helen C. Sage, to whom he was married July 29, 1955. No children were born to this marriage. The decree stated that alimony and support were waived. Eitnes vs. Eintes A property settlement was confirmed in the decree granting Ortrud E. "imes a divorce from John A. Eimes, to whom she was married June 8, 1954, on a cruelty charge. The couple had one child, whose custody was awarded to the plaintiff, with the defendant to pay $50 monthly support money. Alimony and support were waived. Permission to 4 resume her maiden name of Nancy Nordberg was granted Nancy Sholl in her divorce from Randy Sholl, to whom she was married Jan. 26, 1962. Cruelty was the charge in the divorce complaint. The plaintiff waived alimony and support. Cruelty was charged in the action in which Catherine M. Hinkle obtained a divorce from Donald R. Hinkle, to whom she was married Feb. 18, 1949. Custody of the couple's three children was awarded to the plaintiff, with the defendant to pay $30 weekly support money. The defendant also was directed to transfer to plaintiff his right, title and interest in real estate which the couple was in the process of purchasing. Cruelty Is Charged Cruelty was the charge on which Betty Davis was granted a divorce from Roy C. Davis, to whom she was married June 9, 1956. Custody of the couple's one child was awarded to the plaintiff, with the defendant to pay $10 weekly support money. Household goods were awarded to the plaintiff. Custody of the couple's two children was given to the plaintiff in the decree divorcing Gail Savidge from Jack Savidge, to whom she was married June 29, 1952. The defendant is to pay $100 a month for support of %ach of the couple's two children, until they reach the age of 18. A property settlement was confirmed in the decree. Desertion was Chart Course For Practical Nurse Work Applications are being accepted for a class to study licensed practical work offered by the manpower Development and Training Act, starting Sept. 30. The 48-week course is under supervision of Galesburg School District 205 and consists of 16 weeks of academic study and 32 weeks of nursing care. Diplomas will be presented to students who successfully complete the course. Receipt of the diplomas make the graduate eligible to take the state licensing examination for practical nurse as given by the Illinois State Department of Registration and Education at Springfield, the sponsors announced. List Requirements Requirements are age minimum of 17; good health, must take physical and.dental exams; good character references; must be a citizen of the United States or have a declaration of intention of becoming a citizen, and pass a pre-entrance test administered by the Illinois State Employment Service. Applicants must apply at the Illinois State Employment Service office, 272 E. Simmons St., Galesburg, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, according to the announcement. State Augments Juvenile Mental Health Buildup HARRISBURG, 111. (AP)-Gov. Otto Kerner painted a bright future Tuesday in the field of mental health treatment for children in Illinois. Kerner, speaking at groundbreaking ceremonies for the $5,350,000 A. L. Bowen Childrens' Center in Harrisburg, noted that construction of the center and another in Centralia will add 1,200 beds for youngsters needing treatment, plus outpatient care. The state already has centers in Lincoln and Dixon. "Illinois is two years ahead of the mental program President Kennedy proposed to Congress two years ago," Kerner said. There are 2,300 children waiting now for mental treatment, he said. "In two years, there will be no waiting list for children." Post Altona Reunion ALTONA — The East School annual picnic will be held Aug. 25 in the Altona Park. In event of rain, the reunion will be held in the Kufus Building at Altona. charged in this divorce action. The plaintiff was awarded the household goods and the defendant the automobile in the decree in which Delia Ewing was divorced from Harold Ewing. The couple, married Feb. 18, 1961, had no children. The plaintiff alleged cruelty in her complaint. Draft Board To Call Up 6 For Army Six registrants of Knox County Selective Service Board wHl be ordered to report for induction in the Army Sept. 19 at the Chicago examining centpr. This quota was received today by the local board, according to Mrs. Madge Mills, chief administrative clerk of the board. Another 18 registrants will be ordered to stand preinduction physicals, also Sept. 19 at the Chicago center. Mrs. Mills reported that men called up for induction must be at least 22 as of Sept. 1, and the same age is required for those ordered for physicals. Men formerly ordered for induction were required to be 23 under selective service laws. The draft calls for two years of Army service. One of 6 Hurt Remains Today In Hospital Only one person involved in the 2-car collision at Cherry and Grove streets early Tuesday afternoon remained in the hospital today. Lana Benson, 16, of 535 Monmouth Blvd., was listed in "fair" condition today at St. Mary's Hospital. She was the lone occupant in one car. The five people traveling in the second vehicle involved were treated and released at Cottage Hospital Tuesday. Driver of the second car was Mrs. Helen Simpson of Monica. Traveling with her were her children, William Robert Simpson, 3 months, Joy H. Wiegren, 15, and Ann Wiegren, 13. Also riding in the auto was' Mrs. Will Barlow, Mrs. Simpson's mother. Miss Benson was ticketedx for failure to yield the right of way. The date for her appearance, in court is pending her release from the hospital. First Baptist Representatives At Conference Staff Sgt. and Mrs. Marvin W. Kerr and children of 704 Wisconsin Ave., members of First Baptist Church, are among 400 church school administrators, teachers and other laymen attending the National Christian Education Conference this week. Purpose of the conference is announced as "to prepare Christian educators to witness effectively as Christians in today's world of tension and confusion." Messages by guest speakers, Bible study groups and discussion courses are arranged for the conferees. L 1 "I 1 I I T T Jack 1 I 1 1 1 I 1 | T v 1 1 1 1 1' r T "3. a ~s iff 10 s on the square ^lioppinq. for ^cliooi? Simple as 1-2-3 ~ £° r - For Work? 1 3 Come to JACK'S Bring Your Budget Feel Like a Millionaire SEE US FOR . ,. Wearable Westerns Casuals as advertised in PLAYBOY As •dv«iiU*d In A« •dveitUid Esquire LOOK Work Wear "Job Tested" 4 , *<*u in More for Your Dollar * • • 1 - 1 • 1 • 1 • 1 i i A III

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