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Thursday, September 5, 1963
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2 Golesbuf Q Reai ste r-Mo i I, Go lesburg, Thursdoy, Sepf. 5, 1963 New Budget Chief Seeks Tighter Spending Reins SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) — The Illinois Budgetary Commission chairman wants state agencies which won budget increases for 1963-65 to show how they spent the extra money. Rep. W. J. Murphy, R-Antioch, announced Wednesday that this procedure and Schedule Fire Protection Rating Survey A two-week fire protection survey, which could possibly reduce insurance rates, will be conducted in Galesburg by the National Board of Fire Underwriters starting Monday. The board will send three engineers to conduct thorough studies of the water supply system, fire department, fire alarm facilities, structural conditions and fire prevention. Engineers are sent periodically to larger cities to conduct such surveys without any cost to the municipality. The board classifies each city on the basis of the survey results, and insurance companies set rates accordingly. Rating Range Ratings range from 1-10 with 1 being the best rating possible. Galesburg is currently rated 6 and city officials hope to improve this to 4. If the rating is lowered to 4, insurance on all buildings in Galesburg would be reduced, City Manager Thomas Herring said. If the drop is to 5, rates on commercial, industrial and institutional buildings will be reduced, he said. Galesburg's rating of 6 is average, compared to other cities the same size, Herring stated. The city has requested the fire underwriters board to conduct a new survey as a result of added fire protection facilities. The engineers will be in Galesburg for approximately two weeks, assembling data for the preparation of a report which they will make upon their return to their New York office. Copies of the published report will be made available to the city. Ozark Protests New Air Line • SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)-The Illinois Commerce Commission lias set Oct. 22 for hearing a motion by Ozark Airlines, Inc., to dismiss a petition for Lincoln Airways to serve 11 Illinois cities. At the same time, the commission announced Wednesday postponement of a hearing on Lincoln Airways' petition, originally set for Friday, until after oral arguments have been heard. Lincoln Airways, a newly formed corporation, seeks to provide service to the following cities: Chicago, Moline, Peoria, Champaign, Quincy, Springfield, Decatur, Alton, East St. Louis, Carbondale and Cairo. public hearings would be used to lighten the approach to public spending. The methods were developed at a meeting which Murphy held with private and public experts on slate finances. He said the procedures would be adopted with or without a vote by the commission when it meets today. The meeting is to be devoted to reports on anticipated and actual revenues in July and August and on the course of public aid spending during those months under the new ceilings on Aid to Dependent Children grants. The chairman said he also would expect slate agencies coming before the budgetary commission with a two-year spending plan to peer an extra two years in the future for any extraordinary expenses like equipment and staff for buildings under construction. Gives Longer View The commission of lawmakers screens agency budget requests before they arc submitted to the governor with the commission recommendations. After the governor prepares his over-all state budget, the legislature, taking it up by agency, may approve it, expand it or cut it. Critics of the commission have found fault with it for holding brief meetings, giving witnesses only brief hearing and preparing too little data. However, the critics have recognized that the commission had a small staff and that its lawmaker members were pressed for time. The big value of the commission, the critics granted, was that it served as a deterrent to agencies ambitious for growth. Advantage of Hearings "Agencies might do a better job of bookkeeping if we had public hearings prior to commission hearings on what to allow an agency," Murphy told newsmen after the meeting with experts. He said such hearings would disclose whether agencies were giving services beyond what t he legislature intended and whether the public approved of the services given. Murphy, the House majority leader, rose to a position of new power in the General Assembly when he was elected chairman. He wrested the post from Sen. Everett R. Peters, St. Joseph, who had held it 16 years. Peters remains a member of the commission. He has said Democrats helped elect Murphy to the post because Peters had not supported Chicago programs espoused by Democratic Mayor Richard Daley. But Murphy contended that bitterness between House and Senate members over apparent Senate domination of legislative business was basic in what Murphy described as a House revolt. Visit... ^Jlte Slower Slto k ower at . . . FERRIS-LONG Greenhouse GET READY FOR FALL PLANTERS real and artificial FALL FLOWERS DRIED MATERIALS If you "DO-IT-YOURSELF o visit here is a MUST. Perennial! for FALL PLANTING ELLA F. LONG Manager of the Florist Shop 65 LOCUST ST. 343-2419 Judges Plan For Changes In System The three judges of the Ninth Judicial District and circuit clerks of the six counties in the district met. today at Holiday Inn to discuss changes to be made as a result of the judicial amendment, which becomes effective Jan. 1. rrcscnt at today's session were Judge Burton A. Roeth of Canton, who previously was named chief judge; Judge Keith Scott of Macomb and Judge Gale A. Mathers of Knoxvillc. Circuit clerks included Bernard W. Smith, Fulton County; Edwin J. Piggott, Hancock; Edward It. Scharf, Henderson; Lloyd E. Smith, McDonough; Roger II. Johnson, Warren, and William K. Richardson, Knox County. Postponed to a later date was a meeting scheduled here Saturday for judges and associate judges in the district. The delay v.;s necessitated by a meeting of chief judges, called for Saturday by Chief Justice Roy J. Solfisburg Jr., of the Illinois Supreme Court, at Springfield. Judge Roeth will be in attendance at this meeting. Judges Polled Each chief judge has been furnished with a suggested list of items for the agenda of Saturday's meeting. The chief judges were requested to mark the items in the order in which they considered their importance. Judge Roeth has made copies of this list available to the district judges, with a similar request for rating of importance. Items on the suggested agenda list included discussion of new legislation, number of available carry-over justices of the peace and magistrates, distribution of work-load between circuit judges, associate judges and magistrates, use of magistrates or associate judges as administrative assistants, associate judges and magistrates riding circuit, visiting judges needed or judges available for assignment elsewhere, designation of magistrates' facilities, supervision over financial accounts of magistrates, jury trials and magistrates' courts, and ade-' quacy of court facilities for use as a circuit court operation. Also, location of civil and criminal jury trials, electronic records for appeal from magistrates, what matters should be assigned to magistrates under the magistrate statute, preservation of 6-man jury in magistrates' courts, divisions and specialized sections, factors influencing times and places of holding court, small claims, district presiding judges, uniformity of rules and practices, and uniformity of fees. Also, organization of the office of clerk of the circuit court, designation of clerk by rule of the circuit court, numbering and filing systems, uniformity of clerks' records, central filing in the circuit, and a central register of all actions in office of clerk of the circuit court. Birth Record Born at Cottage Hospital lo: Mr. and Mrs. Warren M. Daley, Cameron Route 2, a boy Wednesday at 10:56 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. Benjamine L. Shover, Kewanee Route 3, a girl Wednesday at 6:25 p.m. Lt. and Mrs. Charles W. Davis, Jr., Albuquerque, N.M., are the parents of a son born Sunday morning there. Mrs. Davis, the former Suzanne Johnson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Johnson, 1142 S. Pearl St. Lt. Davis's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Davis Sr. live at Bracken Acres. Airman 2C and Mrs. Roger Neice are the parents of a daughter, Julie Elizabeth, born Sept. 3, at Madison General Hospital, Madison, Wis. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Likes, 2057 Newcomer Drive are maternal grandparents and paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Neice, 459 Lincoln St. Virus Fails To Daunt Miss Illinois ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (UPI) "Miss Illinois" Judy Schlieper, who took up dancing as a child because she was pigeon'toed, has bounced back into the Miss America contest determined to make up for time lost because of a bout with a virus. "It had me scared for a minute," the blue-eyed University of Illinois senior admitted between rehearsals at Convention Hall. But she said the virus had cleared up and she felt "fine." The 20-year-old Decatur, 111., J blonde was stricken with a virus attack on Monday. She was confined to bed in her hotel and missed several pageant events and rehearsals until Tuesday night when she disregarded medical advice and took part in the two and one-half-hour parade of floats down the boardwalk. "Wow," she said of the parade, completely ignoring the fact that a 20-mile an hour wind, extreme damp and cold nearly wrecked it. "It was great. It beats the Rose Bowl parade." Miss Illinois said her mother, a math teacher at Millikin University in Decatur, started her dancing at the age of two to correct her walk. Boy Shorts Wire; Lights, Trees Are Casualties A boy who tossed a chain over a power line on Family Court near Moshier Ave., caused about 100 street lights to be knocked out in Galesburg Wednesday afternoon about 4:30. Police say no charges have been filed. Illinois Power Co. authorities said that the chain energized the line to 7,200 volts, causing the lights to be knocked out. A tree at 396 Maple Ave., and one at 418 N. Kellogg St. were set afire about 4:30. Power Company authorities said the energized power lines wires caused the blazes. Authorities reported no damage as a result of the fires. Dr. Harry C. McKown, 71, Educator, Author, Dies GILSON—Dr. Harry C. McKown, noted educator, author and lecturer, died in his sleep at his home in Gilson. He was found this morning by a housekeeper. Dr. McKown, 71, had recently returned from teaching summer school at Silver City, Nev. His health had been failing. Dr. McKown had authored more than forty books ranging from texts to humorous philosophies and acquired a long list of accomplishments. That list, as recorded by "Who's Who in America," was as follows: A graduate of Knox College in 1913, he was given the Knox Alumni Award in 1955. He took a master's degree from the University of Illinois in 1917 and another one in 1922 from Columbia University, where he received his doctor of philosophy degree in 1923. Dr. McKown served as YMCA GOP Leader Will Aid Carpentier Secretary of State Charles F. Carpentier today announced that Lambert I. Engdahl of Monmouth will manage his campaign in the 19th Congressional District for the Republican nomination for governor. Engdahl, secretary of the Republican Stale Central Committee and state central committeeman from the 19th District, has been active in Warren County and district Republican affairs for almost 35 years. He has been a member of the State Committee since 1950, and for the 10 years prior to that he was chairman of the Warren County Republican Central Committee. For the 12 years before becoming county chairman, he was an assistant supervisor of Warren County. Engdahl was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions of 1956 and 1960, and was an alternate delegate to the conventions of 1944 and 1948. His district includes the counties of Knox, Warren, Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, Fulton and Henderson. Corn Is Safe SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)-Corn in Illinois appears safe from frost now, the State Crop Reporting Service indicated today. Bu tiding Perm its Climb in August Aided by a $295,000 nursing home building permit, declared value of new construction in Galesburg during August topped the July total but fell short of the same month last year. Thirty-six permits listing $473,285 in basic construction costs, were issued by building inspector Oscar Hutmacher during August. This was $170,440 more than the previous month. The declared value in August 1962 was $1,171,047, due mainly to permits for Arlan's Department Store for $325,000 and an addition to Gale Products for $658,000. Second highest permit issued in August was $35,000 for construe tion of a drive-in at the northwest corner of Main and Academy streets. There were five miscellaneous permits during the month: Kellogg-Losey Corp., $295,000 for a nursing home at the southwest corner of Losey and Kellogg streets; C. F. Bengtson, $35,000 drive-in for the northwest corner of Main and Academy streets; A. F. Bradbury, $24,000 office building on the Louisville Road and Carl Nystrom & Son, $12,000 for an addition to a building for Sears, Roebuck & Co. at 63 N. Seminary St. Residential Permits Six residential permits totaled $89,000. They were issued to L. W. Schwarz for construction of a $15,000 house at Bluebird Drive, a $20,000 house at 1655 N. West St. and a $16,900 house at N. Pleasant Ave.; Marvin L. Johnson, $12,000 at N. West St.; H. R. Magee, $12,000, 475 N. Pleasant Ave. and William H. Mast & Sons, $14,000, Bridge Ave. House Additions Ten permits for house additions valued at $6,000 were issued to 2ND ANNUAL EAST GALESBURG HOMECOMING FRIDAY EVE., SEPT. 6 — SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 ALL PAY FRIDAY: 7:00 P.M. — Old Fiddlers Contest; Drawing for Bicycle SATURDAY: 10:30 A.M. — Children's Parade 4:00 P.M. — Children's Games and Prizes 7:30 P.M. — Amateur Talent Show; Drawing for Prizes CARNIVAL ON GROUNDS C. Ecklund, 204 N. Ivan Ave., $400; Etta Hodgson, 1338 Clark St., $150; William H. Mast & Sons, 523 Marston Ave., $1,000; Carl Nystrom & Son, 536 E. Knox St., $1,000; Ebert Frazier, 1507 Coulter Ave., $350; Dale Humphrey, 416 Burgland Ave., $1,500; Roy Stewart, 739 W. Knox St., $150; Fred Billings, 1945 Baird Ave., $100; Phillip Homer, 1267 S. Cherry St., $1,200; and H. E. England, 761 E. First St., $150. Garage Additions Permits for garages totaled 16 and totaled $11,385. They were issued to Kirk's Lumber Co., 1125 Spruce Ave., $2,300 and 1480 Webster St., $870; L. N. Thomas, 109 Garfield Ave., $500; W. V. Dawson, 49 Arnold St., $300; Bullock Construction Co., 911 Lincoln St., $1,300 and 1148 Day St., $995; H. L. Myers, 1174 Family Court, $600; Raymond Pierce, 1971 Newcomer Dr., $300; Joe Markley, 1066 E. Dayton St., $500; Ted R. Quails Jr., 1521 Maple Ave., $1,000; Wesley Young, 1319 Campbell Ave., $170; Richard Maurer, 1316 Florence Ave., $250; Bullock Construction Co., 642 W. Grove St., $1,200; Richard Brown, 1441 N. Prairie St., $500; Marvin W. Murphy, 1302 Jefferson St., $500 and Orrie Allen, 135 Lincoln St., $100. secretary in Hyde Park and Galesburg 1913-16. He taught high school in Ottumwa, Iowa, from 1917-1921, except for two years In the Army Air Force. He was professor of secondary education at the University of Pittsburgh from 1922-33. As a specialist with the U.S. State Department, Dr. McKown taught in Germany in 1950 and 1951. A first-lieutenant in the Army Air Force 1918, he remained in the reserves until 1937. He was made an honorary graduate in 1918 of the School of Military Aeronautics at Austin, Tex. Rom at Peoria Born Jan. 11, 1892, at Peoria, Dr. McKown was married Aug. 17, 1926, to Ruth Irene Hord, who preceded him in death. Rehabilitated Church Several years ago Dr. McKown purchased a Gilson building that had been used as a church until neglect had destroyed its usefulness. Without fanfare he started working on the property at his own expense and time and without immediately revealing his plans. In due time he had repaired and renovated the structure, probably not r > restoring it, but adding many improvements. He then turned it over to the community as Gilson Community Church so that religious services could be resumed. List Honors Dr. McKown was past president of the National Conference on Student Participation and Controls, and a member of: Committee for the National Student Forum on the Paris Pact, National Conference of National Honor Society, American Association of University Professors, National Education Association and National Association of Secondary School Principals, He was a member of the Reserve Officers Association and these fraternities: Phi Delta Kappa," Kappa and Delta Psi, Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Phi Kappa. Dr. McKown also served as editorial adviser to McGraw-Hill Book Publishers and as editor to Scholastic Activities Magazine. Services Pending Funeral and burial services will be arranged at the Klinck Mor tuary in Knoxville, pending arri val of a daughter from Maryland Ballot Lists Macomb Road Preferences Macomb residents will have an opportunity, in an opinion referendum scheduled Sept. 24, to voice their preference in connection with proposed re-routing U. S. 67 and U. S. 136 through that city Approval for the referendum, during which voting will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the City Council chambers, was given this week by the Macomb City Coun cil. Any resident of the city who is of legal age may vote on a choice of five proposed re-routing plans. Outcome of the vote will not be binding on the city or state, but will serve as an expression of the Macomb residents. Follows Two Polls The referendum will follow two polls which have been conducted in the county seat of McDonough County. A poll, conducted by the Macomb Journal ends today, while the Chamber of Commerce has conducted a poll of its members. One of the proposed new routes through Macomb has generated more than usual interest since, if adopted, it would take the highway through the site now occupied by the McDonough County Courthouse and require the building of a new courthouse. The Chamber of Commerce poll was reported to have shown favor for a bypass route. FALL HANDBAGS LARGE SELECTION — SMART STYLES $300 . $ 3 00 o $ 18 95 Plus Tax LaFrance Hosiery Special Full Fashion "t^S Reg. $1 pair Only / ^F ^J pair EISA MARIE HOSIERY SHOP 814 East Main St. Telstar Sends 118 Messages Every Minute Communication via space satellites was explained to Galesburg Kiwanians Tuesday by an em­ ploye of the Illinois Bell Telephone Co. at Peoria. Don L. Richardson traced the history of two Telstar satellites since their launching in 1962. Weighing only 170 pounds each, with a diameter of 34 inches, Telstar has more than 15,000 component parts and sends 118 messages a minute, he said. In addition to TV relay the communication satellite can be used to establish telephonic links. Richardson explained that the principle of Telstar communication is similar to micro wave transmission over land areas. Telstar was the first satellite launched at private expense by the American Telephone and Telegraph Co. Guests present at the meeting were Robert Bacon, Roseville, Rev. Constance Johnson, Galesburg, Russ Jacobs, Peoria, John D. Shattuck, Peoria and Joseph LoPresti, Hamilton, Ohio. The Weather K«T M Pag* 1 Waathet Blrlpa Brown—Storm Yallo«#— Fatt Had—Warm Blu«~ Cold NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Mostly sunny and a littJe warmer Friday. Pair and cool tonight. Low tonight in the 50s. High Friday 7(1-82. IOWA: Clear to partly cloudy tonight and Friday. Warmer north tonight and over state Friday. Possibly a few showers beginning extreme northwest Friday afternoon. Lows tonight 5^60. Highs Friday in the 80s. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Fair and cool tonight. Low in the 50s. Friday, fair and mild. High in lower 80s. Winds variable tonight and mostly southwesterly 10-15 m.p.h. Friday. Saturday fair and mild. : GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Mostly aunny and warmer Friday. Fair and cool tonight, lows in upper 50s. Highs Friday in lower 80s. LOCAL WEATHEH Noon temperature. 69; morning's low, 53. Sky portly cloudy, wind out of the northeast. (Wednesday's maximum, 72; midnight, 57.) Sun rose today at 6:31 a. m., sets at 7:26 p. rrr. Humidity, 58%. RIVEH 'STAGES St. Louis—0.5 fall 0.5. Beardstown—9.3 rise 0,1. Havana—Missing. Peoria—12.0 no change. LaSalle—10.6 rise 0.1. Grafton—15.1 rise 0.1. Keokuk—2.1 rise 0.1. Dubuque—7.3 rise 0.2. Davenport—3.6 rise 0.1. Burlington—7.1 no change. Librarian Position Is Open at Altona ALTONA — Miss Fredricka Johnson, librarian at the Altona Public Library many years, retired Aug. 31. The library board has voted to temporarily close the library until a new librarian hired. Applications for the position may be made to secretary of the board, Anton Amenoff, or any other board member. Members of the community were asked to watch for announcement of a reopening date. Manager Says Electricity Co-ops Gain CANTON — Members of tha Spoon River Electric Cooperative Wednesday heard the manager express a belief that cooperatives provide the best protection against government ownership. L. C. Groat said at the annual meeting that many foreign nations have nationalized public utilities. "The one thing which protects against this in the United States is the electric cooperative," he said. The cooperative striving to provide its members with the highest quality electric service at the lowest possible cost is an example of "the finest type of free enterprise," he commented. The 1,400 persons attending the session heard Lawrence E. Cook of DeLong, president, say that tha cooperative is continuing to grow, not in numbers but in the amount of electricity used. Gains by obtaining new members are offset by combining farms and mines taking over the land, he said. But increased mechanization and modern appliances create an increasing demand for electricity. Totals Increase Originally the lines of the Spoon River co-op were designed to 'e- liver a maximum of 75 kilowatts per hour per member, but in January of this year members used an average of 713 kilowatts. Cook said that to meet this increased demand, the cooperative joined the Western Illinois Power Co. On July 8 the Rural Electrification Administration approved a loan for construction of high voltage transmission lines and a small generating plant. This will assure members an adequate source of wholesale power at a reasonable cost for years, Cook said. Elected to the board of directors for thn,e years were Elwood Wheeler of Maquon Route 2, Bernard Camp of Smithfield Route 2 and Donald L. Elliott of Canton Route 4. Retiring are Cook, Ralph Hornback of Avon Route 3, and Lyle DeFord of Canton Route 2. Tax Increases At Rock Island Are Rejected Rock Island voters, in a special referendum election Wednesday, rejected two proposals covering tax increases. It was reported that the tally was approximately 1,000 in favor and 3,000 against the tax hikes. One proposal would have boosted the maximum tax rate for fire protection by 10.6 cents, while the second proposition provided for a hike of 7.5 cents in the maximum tax rate for police protection. fAa»l Orders Accepfecf^/ IN ADVANCE OF TICKET OFFICE OPENING! $ So that you may have first choice of seats before regu- | !»>• box office sale starts. , Send letter GALESBmG REGISTER-MAIL . 140 S. Prairio stating number and price of seats desired and choice I of performance. Enclose 1 check or money order to, gether with a stamped, self| addressed envelope for Send letter to the Mail Orders Get < Priority Telephone Reservations Accepted at GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL 140 S. Prairie St. Phone 342-5161 Clip This Coupon and Mall tight Nowl GALESBURG REGISTER -MAIL, 140 S. 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