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2 Galesburg Register-Mail, Galesburg, Wed., Aug. 28, 1963 City and County Leave Jail Rate To Arbitration Hy JOHN ZAKARIAN How much should Galesburg pay for its prisoners who are boarded at county jafl? City and county officials attempted to resolve the question Tuesday night but reached nowhere at the end of two hours of "bargaining." Unable to agree on the city's share of prisoner costs, the two parties decided to abide by a decision of a 3-man arbitration committee. j The committee will be comprised of the city accountant, county accountant and one "neutral" party named by the two accountants. After studying costs involved, the committee will decide on a formula to be used by the county in billing the city for prisoners boarded at county jail. Knox County Board of Supervisors and the City Council will accept the formula for a designated period of time and negotiations can be renewed if either party is dissatisfied, according to the agreement reached last night. The County board first decided to charge the city $6.36 per day per prisoner on the basis of $28,893 expenditures during the six months since Dec. 1. Average quota of prisoners was 20 per day and one-third are city prisoners, it was pointed out. Object To Charge City Council members objected to the county's charge and the board of supervisors decided on a compromise of $5.56 per day. This was still too high in the opinion of aldermen Homer Zumwalt, Alfred Partin, Donald Nelson, Donald Stoffel, Harold Canada and Mayor Cabeen, who were present at Tuesday's meeting. City Manager Thomas Herring suggested a $4.50 figure but this was too low, in the opinion of Sheriff Max Jones, Harry McClurg, jail committee chairman, D. Reece Jones, county board chairman, A. H. Telford, C. L. Gregory and Ralph Gullett, all present at the meeting. Jones emphasized that whatever figure is decided on would be negotiable in the future. This is the first time that they have been faced with the problem, he pointed out. Court Decision It all started VA years ago when an appellate court decided that Champaign County should pay to the city of Champaign all fines from cases tried in the county as a result of city arrests. The jurisdiction which prosecutes the case should get the fine, the court said. Prosecuters were defined as those making the arrests or testifying. An opinion from the state's attorney at the time concurred with the court's decision. Subsequently, county and city officials met in Galesburg and agreed to follow the court's decision starting Dec. 1, 1962. However, due to inadequate city jail facilities, prisoners arrested by Galesburg police are boarded in county jail if the confinement is for more than one or two days. Since the city would collect fine money from the county, it also agreed to pay for the prisoners' board. The first bill was presented by the county in June and city officials objected to the $4,917 charge, based on a $6.36 per day per prison rate. On reviewing the list of charged items, Zumwalt complained that city residents are being subjected to double taxation. "As county residents, Galesburgers pay taxes for the upkeep of the county jarl and turn around and pay it again when the county charges the city for prisoners," he said. . Other aldermen objected to some items of expenditures billed to the city. For example, insurance and heat would be needed regardless of city prisoners, they argued. imam SUGAR FREE less than Bottled by CANADA DRY BOTTLING CO, Galesburg, 111. Pupils Who Defied U.S. Nervous Now MADRID (UPI) — A group of 54 American students who defied a government ban on travel to Cuba today were reported worried about the effect the trip will have on their future. Several have refused to give their names or home towns to reporters on the ground they might face dismissal from colleges or be barred from enrolling. They were expected to fly to New York Thursday and face removal of passports by the State Department and possible prosecution for violation of the Cuba travel ban. Maximum penalties are five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Some of the group, which flew into Madrid Monday r»ight, talked glowingly of the seven-week tour of the Caribbean island. The group was invited by the Cuban Student Federation and the Cubans paid the expenses. One member of the group, Clinton M. Jenks of Monroe, La., said Tuesday the trip disillusioned him about Cuba under Premier Fidel Castro. "I don't know how they lived before in Cuba," he said, "but I am sure the people of Cuba never lived worse than they do now. "They told us the people were better off now but I don't believe it." W. Berliner Sees Hopes For Future The Berlin issue may resolve itself one day, a student from that city said in Galesburg Tuesday. Randolf Granzer told Kiwani- ans Tuesday at the Custer Inn that West Berlin may become a symbol of co-existence between Communists and the West. Ideological disagreements between Russians and Chinese are changing the whole piclurc in the divided German city and in Western Europe, according to Granzer, who is visiting Galesburg. He is a 1954 graduate of Galesburg High School and spent his senior year here under the auspices of the First Christian Church. Along with the unification of Berlin, Granzer expects all Germany to be re-united when East- West relations stabilize. Since World War II the population of East Germany has decreased from 18 to 16 million, mainly due to escapes into West Germany, he stated. Baby Skyscrapers With the aid of slides, the West Berlin student described life in the former German capital. The city has no way to go but up, he said, and "baby" skyscrapers are mushrooming all over West Berlin. Granzer, who is working on an advanced degree at the University of West Berlin, said the people there have learned to live with crisis. "Newspaper headlines have ceased to alarm them, and they have confidence that the United States and NATO will maintain their independence," he said. Guests introduced at the Kiwanis Club meeting were Mrs. Granzer, William Morton, Robert Jordan, Mark Michelson, all of Galesburg. Band Concert Fixed Tonight In Galesburg The final in a series of summer concerts will be played this evening at 8 o'clock in Central Park on the Public Square by the Galesburg American Legion Community Band. Daniel Fryer, a member of the band, will direct the concert in the absence of Ray Cramer. The final appearance of the band for the current season will be Monday morning in the Labor Day parade in downtown Galesburg. The band experienced an ambitious schedule of engagements during the summer. Birth Record Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. William E. Dawson, Knoxville, a girl Tuesday at 12:38 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Barnabee, Farmington, a girl Tuesday at 1:26 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Larry N. Sprague, Pontiac, a girl Tuesday at 2:29 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Willis Hines, Altona, a girl Tuesday at 6:57 p.m. SHOP EARLY-SAVE Galesburg Lincoln-Mercury Corner Broad & Ferri* SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 40 Roekf ord Youths Die When Auto Strikes Tree ROCKFORD, 111. (UPI) - Two 19-year-old boys were killed early today when their car careened off a rural road and smashed at an estimated 80-miles-an-hour into a tree. Police said the two boys were reportedly fleeing the scene of a theft when the crash occurred. The dead were identified as Richard Elliott and William McCullum, both of South Beloit, 111. Both boys were killed instantly. Dale Bennet, a Winnebago County farmer, told police the crash occurred about five miles north of here as he chased the two in his auto. Bennet told police he spotted the boys apparently trying to steal gasoline from a lank behind his home. Capital Is Used To Handling of Large Crowds WASHINGTON (UPI) - This capital city is used to big crowds —and its police are expert at handling them. Upwards of 200,000 persons pour into the downtown area each July Fourth to see the fireworks display on the grounds of the Washington Monument. The crowd always manages to assemble and disperse with a minimum traffic jam. Perhaps the largest crowds in Washington history were those attending the inaugurals of President Harry S. Truman in 1949 and President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957. On both occasions, police estimated the crowd at more than one million persons. Steal Carburetor Galesburg police are investigating the theft of a carburetor from a car owned by Robert Cole, 191 N. Ivan Ave., Tuesday night. Police said the car was parked in the driveway under the Coles' bedroom window, but the victims heard nothing during the night. The carburetor, taken from a 1960 model car, was valued at $80. A Wedding In Your Future? Be sure to see Die China and Crystal and register in our "Bridal Book." You Receive A Free Gift Too 342-1417 Give-A-Giff WKBERS 149 E. Maiii 14 Pay Fines; Caught in Radar Check Fourteen persons were fined in Police Magistrate Court today after they were tagged for speeding during a radar check. Paying $10 and court costs were Alberta Adcock, Galesburg Route 1; Patricia Sands, 583 Mathews St.; David Westlin, Galva; Carvin L. Main, 566 Burgland Ave.; Catherine Tadic, Galesburg Route 1; Charles Hunger, 1638 Willard St.; Phillip N. Patty, 154 Lincoln St.; Stanley Andrews, of Altona; Nancy Symonds, 199 Cottage Ave.; Junita D. Yclm, 459 Yates St.; William Minehan, Galesburg Route 2, and John Spencer, Lake Bracken. Janice Asbury, 28, Galesburg Route 2, paid $10 and costs Tuesday for a similar violation. Higher fines assessed today because of the radar at South Seminary and Sixth Ave. were levied against Everett Gasaway, 24, 823 E. Arcadia St., $15 and costs, and Harold B. Behringer, 65, 533 N. Seminary St., $16 and costs. George W. Sommerville, 34, of Dodgeville, Wis., was fined $25 and costs today for improper passing and lane usage. David Fouts of Kewanec paid $5 and costs yesterday for overdue parking tickets. Moscow Reds Want Friends To Stand Up PULA, Yugoslavia (UPI) — Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and President Tito intend to call a summit* conference of Communist parties to stand up and be counted for either Moscow or Peking in the ideological dispute, veteran diplomatic observers said today. The observers said the two Communist leaders have worked out a joint policy for battling a Red Chinese bid for leadership of the Communist camp. During Khrushchev's current 15-day visit to Yugoslavia, the Soviet premier and Tito have reached an understanding for a new "collaboration" between their two countries. Both have been targets of bitter Chinese criticism. The quarrel revolves on Khrushchev's policy of peaceful coexistence based on the belief that communism will overcome capitalism without resort to a nuclear war that could destroy the world. The Peking regime insists on a more militant policy calling for armed rebellion to spread communism. An announcement Tuesday night said Khrushchev and Tito had discussed the international Communist movement, with emphasis on "strengthening the unity" of the movement. The announcement stressed that Russia and Yugoslavia agree on major issues. It said the talks that began in Belgrade and continued at Tito's Brioni Island retreat produced "full mutual understanding and agreement on vital questions of international affairs and on mutual relations." It said they also discussed the general topics of world peace, disarmament, mutual aid to underdeveloped countries and the "full liquidation" of colonialism. Railroaders Here Ready To Walk Out Railroad union officials in Galesburg prepared today for the nationwide rail strike slated for midnight. Four unions set up a joint strike committee here, headed by R. B. Stevens with headquarters at the Eagles Club. Striking employes were instructed to report at the club Thursday at 8 a.m. In a release issued Tuesday afternoon Stevens said "as a result of notice given by the C. B. & Q. Railroad of intent to place their work changes into effect, all members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, and Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen are instructed to withdraw from the service of the railroad company at 12:01 a.m. Thursday." Rules Posted Both Burlington and Santa Fe Railway officers here have posted the rules changes which unions claim would eliminate thousands of jobs across the country. Th« railroads also notified shippers of freight embargoes. Management spokesmen said the embargo times would be left up to the individual roads but would be effective no later than 12:01 a. m. Thursday. Meanwhile no official could estimate the number of people in Galesburg who would be affected by the strike. George A. Cridland, the Santa Fe agent in Galesburg, said initially about six people will go on strike at the Galesburg station. They will be the members of a switching crew maintained here. Q Employs 1,300 The number for the Burlington will be many times as large, although no numerical estimate could be secured. The railroad employs about 1,300 persons here, many of whom are not members of the unions poised to strike. It was not known whether union members, other than those who will go on strike, will cross picket lines if the strike goes into effect. The railroads have not announced whether they will lay off em­ ployes affected by the strike. Since the carriers rejected requests for further postponements of rules changes, the strike today depended on action taken by the U.S. House of Representatives., The Senate Tuesday night passed a bill providing for compulsory binding arbitration of the main issues in dispute. The House took up the bill today and Speaker McCormack expressed hope that action will be taken before the strike deadline. Knox Appoints Instructor In History Rodney O. Davis of Iowa City has been named an instructor in history at Knox College for the current academic year. Davis holds an undergraduate and a master's degree from the University of Kansas. He is currently working toward a doctoral degree in history at the State University of Iowa, where he has been a graduate assistant since 1959, Davis served in the Air Force from 1954 to 1957. Young Officer Is Awarded Highest Honor for Heroism CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (UPI)—The night of Oct. 17, 1962, when warm Florida breezes bathed "the cape," seemed like a night for dreamers, not for fieiy horror. But it was a night that produced both the horror of modern push - button technology gone wrong and a hero to match it. The hero-to-be was Ed O'Connor, Chicago, 24, an Air Force officer, who that night manned a little known safety post for what was expected to be a routine launching of the Minutcman "in- sant 1CB.M." O'Connor, a member of the "inadvertent impact convoy" at a roadblock well removed from the launch site, listened calmly as the breeze carried the sounds of the final countdown. His attention was fixed on a hole a mile away, where the 16-ton missile was ready to blast off. Suddenly, there was a thunderous roar and a flash over his head as the intercontinental missile, burning fiercely spun back to earth only eight seconds after ignition. For the next three hours O'Connor grimly rode a missile gantry thai was afire in a hundred places, fighting a desperate battle to save a $1 million rocket and its launching pad from the flaming remains of another. Site Recommended for Proposed County Home By ROBERT LeMAY A site north of the water tower on the Knox County Nursing Home grounds was recommended Tuesday night as a location for the proposed new home. The sites committee of the Knox County Nursing Home Citizens Group made the recommendation after hearing opinions from John H. Weber and W. B. Coney from West and Weber, architect and engineering firm. Mrs. Cordelia Johnson of Oneida, who presided at last night's meeting, said that the recommended site will help keep costs down. The architect and engineer told the group that the existing water tower and sewage system could still be utilized in a new home. However, Mrs. Johnson said the committee was not certain how much the savings would be, although these figures will be presented at a later date. One estimate placed the savings at $30,000. The site was chosen despite a letter from a spokesman for the Knox County Medical Society, urging the home to be built as an annex to one of the two general hospitals in Galesburg. If this is not feasible, then it should be built close by," Dr. Thomas T. Tourlentes said. Cites Savings Involved The subcommittee decided to follow the agreement reached by to build on the present grounds to help keep expenses down, Mrs. Johnson said. At the meeting it was pointed out that the journey between the home and Galesburg hospitals takes 10 minutes now by ambulance. Members of the committee also pointed out that the proposed new home could The Weather K*y to P*gm 1 W«ath«r Strip* Brown—Stern Yellow—Fair Bad—Warm Blua—Cold NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Considerable cloudiness with showers or scattered thundershowers ending early tonight, becoming partly cloudy and cooler most sections later tonight. Thursday partly cloudy and mild. Low tonight 5885. High Thursday 77-85. IOWA: Clearing west, partly cloudy east tonight with scattered showers extreme east. Thursday, generally fair. Cooler west tonight and over state Thursday. Low tonight 55 northwest to 65 southeast. High Thursday 70s north to near 80 south. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Chance of few showers early tonight, becoming partly cloudy. Low in lower 60s. Thursday, fair and mild. High around 80. Winds northwesterly 10-20 m.p.h. tonight and Thursday. Friday, fair with little change in temperatures. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Considerable cloudiness with showers or scattered thundershowers tonight, becoming partly cloudy and cooler most sections later tonight. Thursday partly cloudy and mild. Low tonight 58-65. High Thursday 77-85. Illlnoli .5-Day Extanded Foracait NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Temperatures will average about 4 degrees below normal through Monday. The normal high is 77-81. the normal low 58-62. Gradual cooling trend. Total precipitation will be one inch or more. Showers and thundershowers will occur mostly during the weekend. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 71; morning's out of the southeast. (Tuesday's low, 65. Sky mostly cloudy, wind maximum, 78; midnight, 69.) Sun rose today at 6:23 a. m., sets at 7:3<J p. m. Humidity, 87%. RIVER"STACES St. Louis—l.o faU 2.0. Beardstown—9.3 fall 0.2. Havana—5.5 fall 0.2. Peoria—11.7 fall 0.1. LaSalle—11.0 rise 0.2. Grafton—15.1 rise 0.1. Keokuk—2.1 no change. Dubuque—6.9 no change. Davenport—3.4 fall 0.1 Burlington—7.2 fall 0.1. Monster Breaks Loose NUNEATON, England (UPI) — A driverless 37-ton bulldozer, apparently started by accident, Tuesday escaped from a building site, knocked down several trees, destroyed a rock garden and chased a car before coming to a halt in a ditch a half-mile from its starting point. It was just like a monster in That dreamy night in Florida a, a horror film '" said Tho ™as hero was made. The Air Force said "His valor unquestionably equals that of any wartime feat or similar act of courage under fire." The Air Force revealed Tuesday that 2nd Lt. Edward A. O'Connor Jr. had been awarded that service's commendation medal for "an act of heroism of the highest honor." Aucett. Fire Damages Car A 1958-model car belonging to La Verne Kraft, 46 Aliens Ave., was heavily damaged by fire shortly after midnight today on Grand Avenue. Fire authorities believed the blaze was caused by a lighted cigarette. Damage was listed at $150. EASY TERMS Compliment to Your Love contemporary collection DIAMOND RINGS STUNNING SOUTAIK^ $99.00 CMet o/ UK Wli»« <* Vtllow <5oW 241 £. MAIN Galesburg, 111. ' JENA/ EWELERS have a small x-ray machine and a physio-therapy area. A report was given to the committee last night on a trip made by the Nursing Home Committee of the Knox County Board of Supervisors earlier this month. They were accompanied by Weber to look at three homes in Illinois. Humiston Haven, a privately endowed home at Pontiac, has room for 60 patients and is currently expanding this by 25 beds. Supt. Albert G. Lassuy recommended not more than two per- Order Buyers To Construct New Building A new building permit listing $24,000 in basic construction costs has been obtained by Galesburg Order Buyers, Inc. The permit is for a one-story concrete and aluminum structure to be located at the site of the old barn house at the C. B. & Q. Stockyards. It will house the 34- year-old firm which buys hogs for packers. Galesburg Ofder Buyers presently operates in a stockyards building owned by the Burlington Railroad. The building will be abandoned following completion of the new offices scheduled in November. Contractor A. F. Bradbury said the 40 x 72 building will be made of concrete floor with aluminum siding. It will be heated, ah* conditioned and equipped with an acoustical ceiling. Included in the frame structure will be four private offices, a buyers' office, radio booth, accounting room, display room and storage room. The firm was founded by Leonard H. Woods, who at present is company president. Washington Is Bone-Dry During Big Observance WASHINGTON (UPI) - The nation's capital was bone-dry for today's civil right march. The District of Columbia commissioners issued an order banning the sale or serving of alcoholic beverages by bars, restaurants or package stores from midnight Tuesday until 2 a.m., EDT, Thursday. The Liquor Dealers' Association estimated the shutdown would mean a loss of more than $1 million in regular business. Interchange at Rockford to Be Opened Sept. 15 SPRINGFIELD (UPI)—The Illinois Department of Public Works and Buildings says the Whiteman interchange at Rockford will be open to traffic by Sept. 15. The department said Tuesday the $2.7 million project was almost nine months ahead of schedule. Opening of the interchange will facilitate the movement of traffic in Rockford, particularly between Illinois 2 and U.S. 51, the department said. Case Continued Inez Shepperd, 186 W. Main St., was granted a continuance today in Knox County Court until Sept. 30 concerning a charge of driving while intoxicated. Judge Daniel J. Roberts set the time of appearance for 9:30 a.m. on that day. sons per room and a one-story building with ample storage facilities. Lassuy said the average daily resident income is $8 and cost is $10. At Prairie View Home in Princeton, Mr. and Mrs. Omer Morgan, the supervisors, recommended a one-story building in a country location. They said this would aid residents and employes. Rates for everyone in this home are $170 per month, and there are 57 out of 149 that are public aid recipients. At this home, township patients have first priority, public aid recipients second and private patients third. Oak Glen near Coal Valley presently houses 221 patients, but the superintendent said 300 beds are needed in this Rock Island County home. This superintendent also recommended a one-story building, if money and space allow, with a chapel included as a must. At this home 78 per cent of the beds have a rate of $178 per month with four beds per room, and the remainder cost $180 per 1 month for two beds per room. Making the tour were Chairman Ralph Anderson. F. H. Burgland, Dale Doubet, John Foley, A. T. McMaster apd Harry M. Starr. A meeting of the general committee will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Knox County Courthouse. Jurors Hear Evidence in Bribe Probe ROCK ISLAND, 111. (UPI)-An investigation resumed today into charges that threats and bribes were made to city councilmen prior to the passage of a bill giving the city manager power to fire and hire fire chiefs and policemen. The Rock Island County grand jury Tuesday heard testimony from councilmen Charles Heriford and Robert Maurus. Heriford had told authorities previously that he was threatened and offered a bribe before voting in favor of the new bill. He said he received phone calls threatening to blow up his home. Rock Island Mayor Morris E. Muhelman said he volunteered to go before the jury when he learned the subpoenas bore the heading "The people of the state of Illinois vs. Morris E. Muhel­ man." Muhelman said he wanted to testify because of rumors that he may have made the alleged bribe offers to the councilmen. Resume Work On Maquon Sewage System MAQUON — Work was started Aug. 22 on the sewage system for Maquon after weeks of delay because of many causes. The Reiss Construction Co. has been on the job surveying and setting stakes along the streets. The actual digging was started on the Jack Lynch property at the east edge of the village. UNCLE HARRY SAYS A taxpayer is a person who does not have to pass a civil service examination to work for the government. GO WEST IR II Beauty Salon Balcony C jfor ^^oit. •. C^lamor ^^oif iSave 5Q°/o on ^Jlxis s Feel as fresh and crisp as a cool Fall breeze with a new glamor coif that's smart and natural... Gives you a "fancy-free" feeling for Fall! Reg. 12.50 cold wave 625 complete • Use Ypur Charge Account Mon., Tues., Wed. Haircut 1.00 Budget Wave 4.95* •NORMAL HAIR ONLY • No Appointment Necessary

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