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2 Golesburg Register-Mail, Golesbura, JJ.j.,._. Saturday, Sept 7, 1963 New Complication Develops in Stickell Finances CHICAGO (AP) — Still another development has complicated the case of Lawrence Stickell and two associates of Midwest Capital Corp., accused of misappropriating $300,000 in federal loan funds. Horace W. Beeler of Sterling filed in U. S. District Court Friday an affidavit in Magistrate Deals With Police Cases Bcnnie N. Amato, 756 N. Kellogg St., appeared in Police Magistrate Court today after the city health officer, Carl Ahline, signed a complaint against him. Ahline said in the complaint that a house owned by Amato at 1250 S. Seminary St. was a nuisance because the sewer facilities for the front dwelling were blocked, and the renter threw night soil in the back yard. Amato was released on city bond, amounting to $200, and the case was continued until Sept. 17. Emery Gene Mackey, 19, of 1374 Monmouth Blvd., was fined $25 and costs this morning after he pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct. An ambulance took Mackey to St. Mary's Hospital Friday night; upon arrival there, Mackey created a disturbance and police were called to restrain him. His illness which had caused the ambulance call was found to be minor. 17 on Traffic Counts Seventeen persons appeared before D. Paul Nolan today and Friday to pay fines stemming from various traffic counts. All paid $5 court costs. Laurence H. Johnson, 1063 S Seminary St., paid $10 for speed ing, Gerald D. Griffell of Appleton $10 for driving too fast for conditions, and Vernon D. Holm- Strom of Varna $10 for speeding Walter D. Veach, 1487 W. Losey St., paid $12 for speeding. James R. Clarke of Abingdon Route 1 $10 for improper passing, and Charlie Coziahr, 1258 Brown Ave., $10 for not having a drivers 11 cense. Others fined for speeding were Paul R. Johnson, 1229 Garden Lane, $10; Gerald W. Horn, 202 Bailey Ave., $13; Dave C. Althouse, 1130 Division St., $12; Jesse A. Gimenez, 1151 S. Cedar St,, $20, and Harold V. Hollis, 805 S. Farnham, $10. Others appearing and paying fines included Cynthia J. Hiles, 924 Lawrence Ave., $10 for failure to yield the right-of-way; Edwin M. Marquith, 720 E. Grove St., $10 for improper passing; and Vernon R. Plympton, 747 W. Losey St., $5 for permitting an unauthorized person to drive. Penny D. Hare, 175% E. Waters St., was fined $25 for not having a valid drivers license; David Dutton, 466 E. Dayton St., paid $5 for having fictitious plates; and Agnes Rockhold, 65 W. North St., paid $5 in fines for meter violations. Visits at E. Galesburg EAST GALESBURG — Mrs. Mary Tizor of Lynwood, Calif., is visiting her brothers here and their wives Mr. and Mrs. Tom Strauss and Mr. and Mrs. Amos Strauss. She's returning next Tuesday to her home. She formerly lived here. which he contended he had sold 15,250 shares of Midwest Capital to Stickell but had retained their control pending full payment. The corporation, in receivership, centers in financial and legal entanglements involving Stickell and two Illinois associates. Stickell has been listed as sole owner. The Small Business Administration contends that some of the funds it loaned to Midwest Capital were used to buy control of the First State Bank of Westmont, which is now defunct, having been closed by the state in May and liquidated. Beeler said he still held the controlling shares because Stickell, a Galesburg lawyer, had failed to pay the balance. In one legal battle, the SBM contends Stickell, Lester Brock of Deerfield and Norman Weaver of Galesburg diverted to their own use some $90,000 of Midwest's funds, Meanwhile in East Moline Friday, Judge Lawrence L. Phares announced that Stickell will not be permanently committed to the Moline State Hospital. Stickell has been under observation at the mental institution since Aug. 19, committed at the request of his wife. Stickell is not psychotic, the judge ruled. Stickell will be released Mon day to a U.S. marshal for transfer to Chicago where he faces hearing before the U.S. commissioner on a federal warrant charging Stickell with failure to attend hearings on a Denver, complaint charging interstate transportation of $93,000 in fraudulent checks. Correction The date of July 29 was incorrectly used in a news story which appeared in Friday's edition of the Galesburg R e g i s t e r-Mail. Stickell's admission to the hospital and his failure to appear in Knox County Court and before the U. S. Commissioner in Chicago were on Aug. 19, not July 29 as incorrectly listed in the story Wheel Tax Crackdown Next Week A crackdown will begin Monday against Galesburg auto owners who have not purchased or displayed their 1964 wheel tax slicker. Police Chief William Miller said officers have been instructed to enforce the city ordinance strictly beginning Monday. The old sticker expired Aug. 31. Miller explained that a short period of grace is usually given city motorists. Previous fines assessed in Police Magistrate Court for not obeying the ordinance usually have amounted to $5 and costs, which are also $5. A total of 1,531 stickers for passenger cars were issued through Friday night, amounting to $52,655. Stickers issued to trucks totaled 1,089 and brought $7,435 in revenue to the city, and $116 was collected for 58 motorcycles. The city clerk's office remained open today to sell the stickers to tardy buyers, but workers reported only a few individuals appearing. During Thursday and Friday, the clerk's office reported passenger car sales amounted to $1,800, trucks totaled $315 and motorcycles, $8. Circuit Court Sessions to Be Resumed Monday Regular sessions of Knox County Circuit Court will be resumed Monday following the vacation period, during which Judge Gale A. Mathers conducted occasional sessions as needed. Monday is the date on which the three judges in the Ninth Judicial District begin new two- county assignments, which will continue until next September. Judge Mathers, who has presided in Knox and Henderson counties the past year, takes over in Fulton and Warren counties, where Judge Burton A. Roeth presided the past year. Judge Roeth will have McDonough and Hancock counties, where Judge Keith Scott of Macomb has been the presiding judge. Knox and Henderson counties, starting Monday, will have Judge Scott as the presiding judge. Both civil and criminal cases will be on Monday's docket, it has been indicated. Thieves Rifle MRS Safe Knox County sheriff's depute are investigating a burglary that occurred early today at the MRS Beverages building, 2315 Grand Ave. Deputy Sheriff Marion Stewart said $100 in cash and some additional coins were taken from the firm's safe. Stewart said the work was that of amateurs, judging from the damage done to the safe. He said entrance was gained by prying a lock on the front door, and said the work must have taken an hour or so. All the cancelled checks in the safe were also taken. Stewart said the crime was probably committed between 1 and 4 a.m. fcoung GOP Plans 'Country Frolic' In Henry County The Henry County Young Republicans will sponsor an old fashion country frolic Sept. 15 at 2:30 p. m. at the Andover Park. All state candidates have been invited to attend the free picnic by Reynolds Everett, county Republican chairman. Rep. W. K. Davidson (R-Kewance) said Friday a guest speaker will be announced in the near future. The menu will include fish, chips, cole slaw, coffee or orange drink. Serving will begin at 2:30 p. m. in Andover. Helping with the event are the John Ericsson Republican League, Henry Coun ty Republican Central Committee and the Kewanee Republican Club. Chief Judges Commence Work On Reorganizing Judiciary I SPRINGFIELD, III. (AP)-The Illinois Supreme Court and the 21 chief Circuit Court judges start meeting today on such problems as what to do with non-judicial functions of county judges. Meettings are expected to continue up to Jan. 1 when the new judicial article of the state Constitution takes effect. The scope of the meetings will cover a wide | Jury Indicts 22 Persons In Vote Fraud Grand Opening Sunday, September 8 Ronald Sitzman OPEN 8 A.M. TO 8 P.M. TWIN CHEFS RESTAURANT 108 E. MAIN ST. "I'll Donald Sitzman You're cordially invited to stop in this Sunday and help us celebrate our official opening. — GRAND OPENING PAY SPECIAL ROAST PREMIUM TURKEY WITH OlO FASHIONED DRESSING Include* buttered June peas, whipped $116 potatoes, rolls, butter, coffee or tea, dessert I » | «# ROVA PTA Meeting Date Is Changed ONEIDA — Instead of the previously announced date of Sept. 11, the ROVA-Oneida Parent- Teacher Association will meet Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. at the high school. On this date, a reception for all ROVA School employes and their families will be held. Parents of all children enrolled in the ROVA District were invited to attend. range of rules and of duties, such as what to assign to magistrates. By January, the judges may have accumulated work on procedures and substance equal or exceeding the volume produced by the 1963 General Assembly in implementing the article The goal is to make the circuits operate uniformly under the streamlined new system. The leg islaturc without a special session could not act again on courts be fore 1965. Bills Vetoed For instance, because the Gen oral Assembly passed only three bills on the non-judicial functions —and Gov. Otto Kerner vetoed these — the power of assigning judges to carry out these func Hons probably will fall on the chief justice in each circuit. He may assign the task to the associate judge who resides in the county involved. Or the chief judge may assign the to someone else within the Circuit Court. This is a power which the judges believe they have under the article. Provisions similar to this were made in the case of appointment of sanitary district trustees under three bills which Kerner vetoed. In his veto, Kerner said the problem of such appointments was an extensive one and should not be approached in a piecemeal fashion. He urged further study. The problem is expected to be most ripe for study after the streamlined system begins functioning and the chief circuit judges have had a chance to try to make work whatever the conferences arrive at as a uniform application, Champaign County Judge Frederick S. Green, a member of the joint committee on the judicial article, opposed the now vetoed bills before the legislative committees. Although Judge Green said he was not speaking for county judges, many of them opposed the idea of judges continuing to exercise non-judicial functions. Other bills in the General Assembly—which did not win passage—would have given the non­ judicial powers to the chairman of the board of supervisors in the county involved, or to a commit tee composed of such county officials as the clerk and state's attorney. MOUNT VERNON, 111. (UPD- A special Jefferson County grand jury probing alleged election irregularities in the April Mount Vernon Township election today returned 59 indictments against 22 persons including three elected officials. Twenty-one of the 22 persons indicted were Democrats. Calvin Kirk, Democratic township supervisor and head of the relief office, was indicted on 11 counts, including conspiracy, aiding and abetting persons to vote illegally and vote-buying. Charles Waite, chairman of the County Board of Supervisors, an assistant township supervisor and chairman of the board of review, was indicted on three counts of conspiracy to buy votes. Goebel Wood, an assistant supervisor, was named in seven counts, including obstructing justice by furnishing false information. Another special grand jury last May had returned 19 indictments against 15 persons but the indictments were quashed because of irregularities in selection of jurors. Set Tiny Tim School Opening In Galesburg Sessions of the Tiny Tim School, operated at 169 S. Cedar St. by the Knox County Society for Crippled Children and Adults, will open Monday. Classes will convene Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. Therapy treatment will be offered Monday and Wednesday mornings and all day Friday. Mrs. Forrest Borngrebe, executive president, announced that plans are under way for the neighborhood walk benefit. Mrs. Borgrebe's title was changed from president to executive president to offer a broader scope of responsibility of an executive director. The Weather Key to Pig* i W«ath«r Strip* B rown—Storm Yellow—Fair Red—Warn Bin*—Cold NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Fair and cooler tonight. Sunday mostly sunny. Little change in temperatures Sunday. Low tonight in the 50s. High Sunday in the 70s. IOWA: Clear to partly cloudy and somewhat cooler tonight. Sunday partly cloudy with chance for scattered thundershowers. Warmer north. Lows tonight 50-55. Highs Sunday 80-85. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Fair and cooler tonight. Low in the 50s. Sunday,- mostly sunny and not much change in temperature. High in the 70s. North to northeast winds diminishing tonight and light variable winds Sunday. Monday outlook, partly cloudy and mild. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Fair and cooler tonight. Low in the 50s. Mostly sunny again Sunday. High upper 70s. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 82; morning's low, 62. Sky partly cloudy, wind out of the northwest (Friday's maximum, 75; midnight, 64.) Sun rose today at 6:33 a. m., sets at 7:23 p. m. Humidity, 60%. RIVER STAGES St. Louis—0.1 fall 0.4. Beardstown—9.5 rise 0.4. Havana—5.6 no change. Peoria—11.6 fall 0.2. LaSalle—10.4 fall 0.1. Grafton—Missing. Keokuk—7.3 rise 0.1. Dubuque—7.1 fall 0.1. Davenport—3.7 no change. Buiiington—7.3 rise 0.1. Autoists Fined In Alpha Court ALPHA—Jules J. Lambin, 21, of Alpha, was brought into police magistrate court of George W. Kelly, Alpha 1 , Friday on a charge of driving too fast for conditions. He pleaded not guilty, but the court found him guilty of the charge. He was fined $10 and costs. Arnold G. Brubaker, 33, of Colona, was brought into Kelly's court on Thursday on a charge of following too close. He was fined $10 and costs. Arrests were by state troopers. Omnibus Appropriations Bills Finished in State By BRUCE B. BAKKE United Press International SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - The familiar 'omnibus" appropriation bill—which wrapped up millions of dollars of appropriations for various state bodies—will be no more in the Illinois Legislature. Gov. Otto Kerner quietly signed into law a bill last week which states: "No appropriation bill shall be passed by the General Assembly which contains an appropriation for more than one office, institution, department, board or commission." . The bill, which was almost unnoticed in the closing rush of legislation in late June, may have been the only major success achieved by the "economy bloc" of lawmakers at the last session. Up to now, it had been the practice for the administration to submit in one bill appropriation requests for 20 or more agencies. Lawmakers who for one reason or another opposed the appropriation request of one board or agency had two difficult alternatives. They could delay action on the entire omnibus bill until the appropriation they opposed was amended. Or they could let the entire measure go through. Rep. William Horsley, R.Spring­ field, one of the leaders of the economy bloc, called the law out­ lawing omnibus bills "a victory" for his group. "We've been trying to get this done for a long time," he said. "This bill makes it so you can attack each appropriation on a separate bill. As it was, if you wanted to vote against one (Continued on page 13) for your ihouqhifr Appears Every Tuesday and Friday FOR PERSONAL ADVICE WRITE TO PENNY" co Galesburg Register-Mail. Promotions Go to Seven At College Dr. Hermann R. Muelder, dean of Knox College, today announced seven faculty promotions for the current academic year at the school. Three faculty members were advanced from assistant to associate professorships. They are Dr. Joe H. Bindley, political sci ence; Dr. Gabriel Jackson, his tory, and Dr. Russell P. Sutton chemistry. Four Knox faculty members were promoted from instructor to assistant professor. They are Harold M. Grutzmacher, English; Dr. Gerald J. Kallas, sociology: Dr. Fredrick D. Newman, philosophy, and Dr. Lawrence L. DeMott, geology. 1-Way Route Detour Roads Are Listed The weekly bulletin from the Division of Highways, Bureau of Traffic, listed the following roads in this section of the state under going construction or repairs: 111. 78, 97 and U.S. 136 one-way traffic on Illinois River bridge at Havana due to bridge repairs. 111. 61, from Bowen to 111. 61-94, one-way traffic due to patching and resurfacing. 111. 94, from Bowen to 111. 61-94, one-way traffic due to patching and resurfacing. 111. 78, from one mile north of Norris to mile south of Norris, road closed due to construction Detour over 111. 116, 97 and 9 Adds 15 miles. 111. 17, from south junction of 111. 78 to Wyoming, one-way traffic due to patching and resurfacing. 111. 61, at two miles south of Colmar, one-way traffic due to bridge repairs. 111. 91, from Toulon to Princeville, one-way traffic due to patch ing and resurfacing. 111. 90, from three miles east of 111. 78 to Princeville, one-way traffic due to patching and re surfacing. U.S. 34, from Neponset to Kewanee, one-way traffic due to patching. 111. 100, from Dumfermlrne to Lewistown, one-way traffic due to patching and resurfacing. Masonic Group Schedules Fall Reunion Valley of Moline Scottish Rite Bodies will conduct its fall reunion Oct. 22-25 at Moline, it has been announced by Emmet H. Nabstedt, commander-in-chief. In observance of the 150th anniversary of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, U.S.A., the organization is making plans to induct a class of 150 candidates. Members of the petitions committee include Robert C. Jordan of Galesburg, Orville D. McKay of Aledo and John R. Connerly of Monmouth. Birth Record Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Gary E. Runge, 325 N. Prairie St., a boy at 10:22 a. m. Friday. Mr. and Mrs, Marvin C. Miles, Route 2, a girl at 11:50 p. m. Friday. Born at St. Mary's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Joe F. Wells, 679 E. Main St., a girl at 12:56 a. m. Friday. Mr. and Mrs, Irving Jacobson of Charleston, S. C, are the parents of a boy, Brett Richard, born Sept. 6. Mrs. Jacobson, the former Eva Lloyd, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tennant, 875 Jefferson St. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Jacobson, 1427 E. Knox St. Three Troopers Admit Kickbacks CHICAGO (AP) — Joseph E. Ragen, state public safety director, says that at least three state troopers have admitted taking kickbacks for steering business to operators of towing services. Ragen did not name the three, and declined to give and exact number of troop-* 1 * ers and officers under investigation — the second this year into activities of Northeastern Illinois troopers. Criminal charges will be filed by his department against the three, the director said. Two were reported to have resigned. When he announced the investigation Thursday, with Gov. Otto Kerner, Ragen said that reports of kickbacks could involve as many as 50 state policemen in Cook, DuPage, Kane and Lake counties. An inquiry into reports of payoffs from overweight truckers in the Elgin District was opened July 19, a year after an overweight truck payoff scjfidal shook a Chicago district. In Chicago Area Reports of towing bribes were most frequent, Ragen said, in District 15, which polices the Illinois toll roads; District 4, Blue Island; and District 2A, at Irving Park Road and Harlem Avenue in Chicago. In the three districts, there are 196 policemen. It was in District 2A, where last year's overweight truck payoff scandal centered. Then, five troopers were fired, 12 resigned and there were numerous demotions and transfers. The current investigation is over reports of some policemen taking 35 to 50 per cent of towing charges by favoring certain towing operators in calling for help for stranded trucks and autos. It was reported Friday by James McMahon, assistant public safety director, that a number of towing operators gave statements they had for a number of years made payoffs to police. Eighteen policemen, ranging in rank from trooper to captain, have been questioned, McMahon said. Boys Admit Pilfering School Buses A 13-year-old boy from Rock Island admitted to Knox County law officers today that he and another 13-year-old from Orrstown, Pa., took two flares and two first aid kits from school buses in Oneida Aug. 17. The youths said they went to the school playground while the parents were visiting in Oneida. The bus doors were not locked and they entered the vehicles, he said. However, the boy denied any knowledge of how several powder-type fire extinguishers were discharged inside the buses. He said the white powder was already there when they entered. The ROVA school board offered a reward of $100 after the incident. Jones said a ROVA student gave the tip that led to the arrest of the Rock Island boy. Assistant State's Atty. Jack Kirkpatrick indicated the boys would be required to pay for the kits and flares. Savings, Loan Executives Slate Parley More than 800 savings and loan executives and guests will attend the 84th annual convention of the Illinois Savings and Loan League Sept. 22-25 in St. Louis. Specific problems arising from the current economic, governmental and competitive forces affecting the state's $9 billion savings and loan business will be discussed from the viewpoint of the individual association manager, according to League President Norton P. Rider, who also heads the Mechanics Homestead and Loan Association of Galesburg. The three-day meeting will feature addresses, panel discussions, and shop-talk conferences of savings and loan leaders and experts in related fields, Rider said. Following a reception honoring Rider Sunday evening and seven informal discussion sessions of day-to-day operations Monday morning, the convention will open formally with a luncheon conference Monday afternoon. In addition to Rider's annual report to the League's 545 member associations, featured speakers will be John deLaittre, member of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, Washington, D. C; Norman Strunk, executive vice president of the U.S. Savings and Loan League, Chicago; and Charles E. Ramsey, the Chicago Title and Trust Co. authority on condominium ownership of property. The luncheon conference Tuesday afternoon will honor savings and loan association employes with 25 years of service. Joseph E. Knight, state director of fi- ancial institutions, will address the convention after awarding "25-Year Club" certificates to new members on behalf of committee chairman John P. Domeier, Oak Park. Newly-elected League officers and directors will be installed at the closing breakfast conference Wednesday morning. Panel discussions of specialized lending and investment opportunities, and a review of newly enacted state legislation and federal regulations affecting savings and loan associations will conclude the program. Have You Heard That Miss Louise Baldwin of Ottawa, sister of Mrs. Harry Crawford of 954 Beecher Ave., and Mrs. Marion Murphy, a former resident of Galesburg, died recently. Another sister, Agnes, died in February. The Anderson - Benson reunion was held Sept. 1 at Lake Storey with an attendance of 70. Officers elected are Don Benson, president; Harold Fahlund, vice president, and Mildred Murphy, secretary-treasurer. THE BIG QUESTION ON HEALTH INSURANCE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS; IS IT AVAILABLE? YES! from Mutual ( OF OMAHA' Mutual of Omaha Inturanc* CQ, Call me for full information on the variety of plans for people 65 and over, offered by Mutual of Omaha, the company that Insures more than I million 2QQ thousand senior citizens. R. 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