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August 23, 1963

Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 17

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LAKE BECOMES STATE PARK—This sandpit lake just outside of Gladstone is being made into a rtew state nark. The spring-fed lake covers 17 acres and reportedly abounds in game fish. A picnic area is expected to - be completed this fall. (Galesburg Register-Mail photos by Dale Humphrey.) State Converts Sandpit Into Park DOG LIKES TRACTOR RIDING—Wallace Bch- ringcr, two miles south of Wataga, has a constant companion in his dog Susie as he makes the rounds on the farm with his tractor. The dog will" ride with him on the tractor two or three hours at a time. Only time Susie gets off is when 'Bchringcr starts up his truck. She also likes to ride trucks, although cars are not for her. (Galesburg Register-Mail photo by Dale Humphrey.) OVERSEAS'DELIVERY AVAILABLE <S> VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, IHC. The last thing you'll need is power steering. Power steering"is• for cars that are' hard to steer. Heavy cars, with'big-front • engines to. push around. With a rear-engined'WV/.you worv't ,»eed power steering. Or power brakes. Or optional, higher-powered'engines. _ Which is< just as wed They're not available. On the other hand, we-hove-some extras you-can't avoid: Four-speed stick shift. Bucket seats. A heater/defroster. A windshield washer. Because you can't avoid them, we don't charge any extra. If you insist on paying more, we have « few things to offer: A sunroof, leatherette upholstery. A radio. Whit&wall tires. A side-view mirror. If that's still not enough, maybe yow should look at something fancier. Mor-e power to you. Galesburg Import Motors, Inc. 2194 Grand Ave. Ph. 343-3139 Galesburg, III. Ji .'tHCIVEB DEALER By TOM EICHHORN GLADSTONE — The sandpit area at Gladstone is a land of sky-blue waters, and the state is making a park of the lakes. The scenic lake is spring- fed and abounds with game fish. An all-weather road was recently completed, nearly encompassing the 17-acre lake. Picnic and parking areas are being cleared of underbrush, with tables and fireplaces expected to be completed later this fall. Big fish lurk in the lake's deep waters. Earlier this month, a 15- pound catfish was hooked, and good-sized bass can sometimes be seen in the clear water. Cactuses Found . The lake's clear, cold water is nestled between low hills covered with trees. The soil is sandy and wild flowers sprinkle the shore. A species of small cactuses may be found in untrampled areas where the grass is sparse. No motor boats are permitted, except for those powered by electric trolling motors. Similarly, no swimming is allowed. Several drownings mar the lake's history. No official name has been selected for the park and it is tentatively known as the Gladstone State Conservation Area. The state lake is one of two in the area, one on each side of the Burlington Railroad tracks, which are well away from the picnic area. Shovel Carloads Sand used 16 be transported from the prts by railroad. Before machinery took over, shoveling out sand was done by shovel and wheelbarrow. George Lewis, 94, of Gladstone, was one of the shovelers then. Ten to 12 men hauled wheelbarrows on planks up the pit's sides to the railroad cars. An average day's work for one man was to load from one to two cars. Machinery was moved in when the natural springs started filling the area. Sand then was pumped out. Gladstone is five miles south of Oquawka on 111. 164, and the new park area is about a mrle southwest of the village, west on the road by Gladstone school and left just before the railroad tracks. ; SURVEY NEW PICNIC AREA-Clearing away underbrush for the new state park at Gladstone are Jim McOlgan (left), of Oquawka and Edward Kane of Oquawka. William Tee (right), also of Oquawka, supervises. He is state park custodian there and at Dclabar State Park at Oquawka. Griffiths Attend Convention Walter Griffith, a former Knox Coun|.y resident, and his wife are attending the 12th annual convention of the International Farm Youth Exchange Alumni Association at Lake Junaluska, N. C. The sessions, which conclude today, have been focussed on "human values." Concentration is on the role of the individual and what his responsibility should be to the areas of spiritual, economic, and social values of people everywhere. Griffith currently residing in Macomb, was an IFYE delegate to Sweden in 1961. He is among nearly 400 former participants in the program who have attended the convention' this week. Ophiem Legion Unit Seats Neiv Officers GPHIEM — Mrs. James Peter son of Lynn Center was installed president of the Ophiem American Legion Auxiliary at its meeting Thursday in the Legion hall. Other officers installed are: Mrs. Chester Gordon, vice president; Mrs. R. F. Nelson, secretary; Mrs. Donald Gould, treasurer; Mrs. Sheldon Larson, chaplain, and Mrs. Ralph Briggs, sergeant-at-arms. Mrs. George Green, historian, was not present. Mrs. Hazel Peterson served her daughter-in-law, the president, as installing officer, and Mrs. Gould was installing sergeant-at-arms. The auxiliary received a certificate of honor for its contribution to the 9-point rehabilitation program by Feb. 1. The unit also received a national citation and special commendation for enrolling the 1963 membership equal or exceeding the 1962 total. The unit was credited $7.83 for favors donated in July. The unit sent 240 pounds of clothing to Save the Children Federation in Knoxville, Tenn. Miss Marilyn Wall of-Lynn Center ga.ve a report of. her office as judge of elections while attending Girls State. Mrs. Arthur Ossian and Mrs. Ada Anderson served refreshments. Read the Register-Mail Want Ads GROW Careful cultivation makes a garden grow^ Or a business. To cultivate the widest clientele, most retailers rely on advertising in the medium which reaches 86.4% of all households on an average day — the daily newspaper. The fruits of steady, effective advertising to such a broad market are more customers and more sales. More People Do-More Business Through Newspapers o/we Register -Mail GALESBURG, ILL., FRIDAY, AUG. 23, 1963 PAGE 17 Hotriemakers of Avon Sponsor Family Picnic AVON The Avon unit of Hom'emakers Extension had i family picnic in the East Park of Prairie City Aug. 14. The chair* man obtained names for the food donations for the Spoon River Electric Co-op dinner. There will be a countywide meeting Sept. 26. at 1:30 p.m. at the Cuba Theater to be givsn by "Family Life Specialist," Mrs. Margueritte B. Lynch, on "Keep Growing Mentally." A list of the new committee chairmen for the year 1963-19R4 were read as follows: Four-H, Cleona Masden; remembrane'e, Beulah Keppler; public information, Shirley Lock; membership, Eileen Knapp; finance, Jeanne Chatterton; health and safety, Armilda Staggs; phone, Louis* Howerler; tour, Shirley Hummel; crafts, Ruby Mitchell; school, Mildred Carr; citizenship, Helen Salisbury; music, Mrs. Hobart Lock Sr., and international relations, LaNora Brand. Bill McHenry of Davenport, is visiting this week with his grandmother, Mrs. J. E. Jackson. LIGHTNING RODS GEORGE E. OWENS 20 Circl* Drive—Galtiburg, lit 942-0401 your time with 1-stop banking Give yourself more time for leisure time I Make use of the extra, time-saving, modern advantage of doing all your banking under one roof. 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