Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on September 9, 1963 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Monday, September 9, 1963
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2 Gglesburfl Register-Moil, Golesburg, III. Monday, Sept, 9, 1 $63 Motel Project in Final Hurdle of Petition Signing Mayor Cabeen today neither approved nor disapproved Paul Peck's petition which reportedly carries the required consent of property owners adjacent to the site of a proposed motel. Cabeen merely informed Peck in a letter this morning that "while both petitions appear to meet the re quired frontage, a question has been raised by the signature of Harry Swanson for the Continental Oil Co." Swanson is not the owner of property at 215 N. Prairie St. as the ordinance required, but leases it from Conoco, Cabeen stated. If Peck wants to sell liquor at his proposed motel at the Galesburg Club site, he has first to ac- Grand Jury Is Recalled for Duty Sept. 23 An order was signed late this morning in Knox County Circuit Court recalling the grand jury for the June court term to report Monday, Sept. 23, at 10 a. m. State's Atty. Donald C. Woolsey said the case of Louis A. Dil worth, 37, of Carbondale, charged with murder in connection with the alleged fatal shooting of his wife, Mary Louise Dilworth, 38, on July 24, at 989 S. Academy St., will be presented to the grand jurors. It is possible three or four other cases may be taken before the grond jury, Woolsey said. Judge Keith Scott of Macomb presided this morning as circuit court sessions resumed following the summer vacation recess. Judge Scott plans to hold Monday and Thursday sessions here, it was related today by William K. Richardson, circuit clerk. Trial dates for two pending criminal cases are expected to be set when the judge returns Thursday. One case has Rodney G. Gummow, Mary LaPlante and Burke Williams as defendants on a burglary charge, in which the Davis Store on Grand Avenue was the victim. The other case listed Roy Z. Zentz as defendant on an armed robbery count, involving an alleged armed robbery of Augie DeLuca at the Airport Inn Package Liquor Store. Several orders were signed by the judge this morning, along with two divorce decrees. Linda K. Guenther obtained a divorce from Carl D. Guenther, to whom she was married May 27, 1961. Cruelty was the allegation in the complaint. No children were born to this marriage and the plaintiff was permitted to resume her former name of Linda K. Jobe. A property settlement was confirmed and alimony was barred in the decree. A marriage which lasted less than a month was officially terminated in a divorce granted Mary Waltman from Edward Waltman. The complaint stated the couple was married Jan. 20, 1956, and the defendant deserted the plaintiff Feb. 16, 1956. GLADS Extra Fine $1.00 and $1.50 doz. Nicely Arranged Vases. Reasonably Priced. Chas. S. Griffin Ph. 343-9976 919 Brown Are. quire consent of two-thirds of property frontage owners adjacent to the site. Cabeen only questioned Swanson's signature in the letter. He had earlier questioned the signature of James S. Gard for property at 175 E. Waters St., but said today that "it appears to be apparently in order." Peck to Get Affidavit Swanson has said that he signed the petition with the consent of the owners and Peck stated today he will get an affidavit verifying the oil company's OK. Cabeen pointed out in his letter to Peck: "I am sure you will want to straighten this (Swanson's signature) out as the petition should not be open to challenge when the margin of consent is so narrow." When Peck feels that the petition is valid he can go ahead and apply for a license to the city liquor commissioner, who is Cabeen. "I do not have to approve or disapprove his petition, according to advice I received from the corporation counsel," Cabeen explained today. This is a new development, as parties connected with the issue formerly believed that the petition requires Cabeen approval to be legitimate. Cabeen stated that the petition stands on its merits and if all the requirements of the ordinance are fulfilled an applicaion for a license can be made without the mayor's consent. "However I have to give an answer as to how the petition appears to me and that's what I pointed out to Mr. Peck in the letter," the mayor said. Several persons have called Cabeen challenging the validity of Swanson's signature because the ordinance specifically requires only the owner's signature, the mayor stated. Before a liquor license application can be considered any such challenge should be "ironed out," he added. Transfer Required Since the number of liquor licenses permitted by the city have long been filled, Peck would have to find someone who would transfer a license to him before an application is made to the city liquor commissioner. The City Council has put on second reading an ordinance which would raise the number of such licenses allowed by the municipality. Crossings to Be Closed on Wednesday According to approval recently voted by the Galesburg City Council, the following railroad crossings will be closed for vehicle traffic Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Phillips, Pearl, Whitesboro, Peck, Chambers, Kellogg, Prairie, Cherry, Cedar and West streets. The Santa Fe Railway, which will install a new type of circuiting for 18 highway crossings on its tracks in Galesburg, plans to furnish flagmen to protect some of the crossings during work on the project. A REPUTATION OF DIGNITY A good reputation has to be earned. We are proud of the high esteem in which we are held by the thousands of individuals, friends and members of families whom we have been able to serve in their time of heed. HAST a PUCKET 96 North Chambers St, £AIESBURG, ILLINOIS ESTABLISHED 19J2 Open Bids on New Pump for Water System An out-of-town firm was the low bidder this morning on a 300- horsepovver electric motor for Galesbufg's water well at Oquawka. M. P. Schnelfcr & Associates, Aurora, offered to furnish and install the motor for $6,540 while the only other bidder, Midland Electric Motor Works, Galesburg, offered to do it for $fi,738. Bids have to be approved by the City Council before a contract is awarded. To Improve Service The water department currently has two 600-h.p. motors at its Oquawka pumping station, each of which draws more water than is required, according to Water Superintendent Clark Palmer. This means employes have to shut off the larger pumps frequently, thus reducing efficiency, ho slated. With a 300-h.p. motor, water can be pumped in volume that does not exceed the city's requirements. One of the pumps currently used by the city is 10 years old and has broken down periodically, Palmer said. Relocating Two Lines In other new projects at the water department, the state will award contracts next week on re- locaing two main lines which are under the proposed U. S. 34 outside Galesburg and Interstate 74 near Lake Rice. A 10-inch pipe will be relocated for about 900 feet near Lake Rice where an underpass is being constructed for the interstate highway, Palmer said. A 36-inch pipe will be relocated for about 500 feet under the proposed U. S. 34 west of town. The relocations will be carried out at no cost to the city. The Weather Key to Pag* 1 Weather Stripe Brown—Storm Yellow—Fair Red—Warm Blue—Cold NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Fair and cool tonight. Some scattered fog areas likely tonight. Tuesday fair and continued mild. Lows tonight 55-61. Highs Tuesday 77-83. IOWA: Fair to partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday. Cooler tonight. Low tonight 90s northeast to 60s southwest. High Tuesday 85-90. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Fair tonight. Lows around 60. Tuesday mostly sunny and continued mild. Highs In upper 70s. Light and variable winds tonight and Tuesday. Outlook for Wednedsay. continued fair and mild. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Fair and cool with some scattered fog likely tonight. Lows 54-60. Tuesday fair and continued mild. Highs 75-80. Illinoli 5-Day Extended Forecait NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Temperatures will average near normal. Normal highs, 74-79. Normal lows, 52-57. Not much change in temperatures during the week. Precipitation will total less than one- tenth of an inch In widely scattered showers about Friday. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature. 80; morning's low, 5!). Sky clear, wind out of the southwest. (Sunday's maximum, 77; minimum, 60; Saturday's maximum,, 85; minimum, 67.) Sun rose today at 6:35 a. m., set at at 7:20 p. m. Humidity, 60%, HIVER "STAGES St. Louis—0.3 fall 0.3. Beardstown 9.5 no change. Havana—5.1 fall 0.7. Peoria—11.8 fall 0.1. LaSalle—10.5 fall 0.3. Grafton—14.9 fall 0.1. Keokuk—2.5 rise 0.2. Dubuque—7.1 no change. Davenport—3.7 no change. Burlington—7.3 no change. Hutchison Going to Social Security Position at Quincy Arthur H. Hutchison, district manager of the Galesburg Social Security office, announced today that he had accepted a promotion to the position of district manager of the Social Security office in Quincy. This is a further step in a long career with Social Security which started in Baltimore in 1936. After successive assignments in the East and Chicago, Hutchison became the assistant manager of the Rockford office in 1939. After a four-year period of m i 1 i t a r y service in WW II, ending with an assignment in military government in Germany, he opened the office here in 1947. He also was director of the Command and Gen- A. H. Hutchison eral Staff College reserve training program for this area for the Army, with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was educated at the University of Chicago, is married and has two sons, John Hutchison, employed at the Illinois Power Co., and Michael, presently with the USAF in North Dakota. Program Has Grown , Hutchison reminisced that when he opened the office here in 1947 to serve Knox, Warren and Henderson counties, only about 600 persons were receiving Social Security checks for retirement or death benefits. Currently about 11,000 persons are receiving either retirement, survivor or disability benefits under the Social Security Insurance program. The Quincy district includes six counties, Adams, Brown, Pike, Schuyler, Hancock and McDonough, with about twice as many files and staff personnel as are in the Galesburg office. Both Mr. and Mrs. Hutchison expressed regrets at leaving Galesburg, where they reside at 579 W. Losey St. Both indicated that they had grown very attach ed to the community and have many friends here. Youths Fined After Accident Five youths, ranging in age from 16 to 20 years, were taken into Police Magistrate Court Sunday and fined for disorderly conduct. One of the group was also fined for leaving the scene of an accident. Larry L. Arnold, 20, paid $10 and $5 costs on both counts. The other four were Thomas F. Gossard, 18, 1368 Beecher Ave.; Charles L. Griffith, 18, 404 Monmouth Blvd.; David L. Robinson, 16, 290 N. Kellogg St., and Roger C. Coziahr, 18, 1258 Brown Ave. They all paid $10 and $5 costs. Two isolated instances led to the arresting of the five youths. Phillip Turney, 347 Lawrence Ave., reported about 1:30 Sunday morning that a car was pulled onto his lawn and the occupants were hollering and .using what he thought was a siren. He pursued them on U.S. 34 toward Monmouth and obtained the license number of the car. Later at the police station he found the group there in connection with an accident in Galesburg, in the circular drive at the Burlington Railroad Depot. Allen Kelso, 18, of Abingdon reported he was parking his car when the other vehicle struck his. Kelso requested the other driver to pull across the street to a parking lot for an exchange of information, but the driver did not appear. Steve Owen Godsil, 20, of 754 Ave. B, was fined $10 and costs for disorderly conduct also. He was reported to have entered a residence at 559 N. Chambers St. and created a disturbance. Two persons paid $10 and $5 costs yesterday for disobeying traffic signals. They were Darrell Hughes of Gilson Route 1 and Joe Murdock of Williamsfield. Today nine cases were heard by D. Paul Nolan, police magis trate. Thomas R. Hilgenbcrg, 19, 510 Irwin St., paid $25 and $5 costs for driving too fast for conditions in the vicinity of Henderson and Losey streets. The other eight were assessed minor fines and $5 costs. They included: Harold Dorsey of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, $10 for disobeying a traffic signal; Donald E. Sanu> son of Abingdon, $10 for driving too fast for conditions; Richard D. Mitchell, 468 E. Grove St., $5 for excessive noise, and Gerald L. Smith of Abingdon, $5 for excessive noise. Others were: Rudolph J. Gutman, 69 Madison St., $10 for disobeying a traffic signal; Dorothy L. Dralle, 434 W. Dayton St., $10 for failure to yield the right of way; William Carlson of Alexis Route 1, $5 for excessive noise, and William L. Dutton of 1031 Aberdeen St., Chicago, $10 for driving too fast for conditions. THEFT REPORTED City police are investigating a theft at the Western Zero Harve- store, 456 E. South St., in which approximately $135 was taken. The investigating officers' report states that the outside door was obviously forced open with a shoulder. The individual or individuals then reached through a small opening in a glass window on the counter to force the cash drawer. Checks and cash were reported missing, although some $16 /in change was left in the drawer. Time of the theft was reported between 10:30 Sunday night and this morning at 5:40 a.m. Family of 5 All at Augustana LEAVES HOSPITAL—Thc moment after this photo was taken, Lawrence Stickell threw a hand in front of his face in an attempt to foil the cameraman, but to no avail. He had not seen the camera until a flashbulb was set off. Stickell was leaving the East Moline Slate Hospital in custody of Federal Guard Al Cherry, left, and U. S. Marshal Dan Afelt, right. He was ordered turned over to the government by U. S. Comm. Bcstor White this morning. UNIFAX Stickell Goes Into Federal Custody ROCK ISLAND, 111. (UPI) Mom and dad went to Augustana College so their five children decided they should do likewise. This fall, the five children of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Strand of Cordova established a collegiate rarity by attending Augustana— all at the same time. Accepted for the fall term were Gareth, 21, a senior; Charles and David, both 19 and sophomores, and Lynette and Kenneth, botli 17 and freshmen. All are in the liberal arts college. Both the sophomore and freshmen Strands are sets of twins. Normally the bill for five students at Augustana at the same time comes to $8,750 a year. But the Strands are getting help, and also helping themselves. Under Augustana's family aid allowance plan, 25 per cent of total tuition is lopped off when two or more members of a family are in attendance simultaneously. Charles is a student assistant in biology which helps cut his tuition costs. Lynette is the holder of a freshman honors scholarship, and Charles and David are holders of Illinois state scholarships worth $300 each. Harold Strand, who operates a 600-acre farm, earned his masters degree at Michigan after being graduated from Augustana and taught four years at Purdue be- USE YOUR CREDII AS THE KEY TO TAKE THE KEEP COOt the modern way with room or ' ^ central air conditioning, humidity controls, attic fan installation* and other comfort- creating improvement! for your home. FINANCE THf COST through out office with a convenient monthly repayment plan that fits your income and your expenses. fore taking up farming. His wife is a teacher at Erie High School. Strand was just elected to the board of directors of the Augus­ tana Alumni Association. "We are definitely not putting the kids through school," Strand said. "We are just helping them through." Lawrence Stickell, former Galesburg attorney, was released today about 9:30 a. m., from the East Moline State Hospital, where he had been a patient since the afternoon of Aug. 19. Present it the hospital at the time of the release was Dan Afeld, deputy U. S. marshal, and a federal guard. Afeld took Stickell before Bestor Witter, U. S. commissioner in Rock Island, who placed him in temporary commitment to the deputy marshal for transportation to Chicago. Stickell's release today from the hospital followed a ruling Friday morning that he was sane. A sanity hearing was held at the hospital Aug. 23, with Rock Island County Probate Judge Forrest Dizotell and two area psychiatrists comprising the commission. The hearing was continued to last Friday, at which time the ruling was issued without any apparent further hearing in the case. Rock Island County Judge Lawrence Phares, who was on vacation at the time the hearing was started, was present Fiiday morning. The warrant on which Afeld took the former local attorney into custody was issued after he failed to appear Aug. 19, at 2 p. m., before C. S. Bentley Pike, U. S. commissioner in Chicago. The appearance there was in connection with a warrant issued in Federal District Court at Denver, Colo., on a charge that Stickel caused to be transported in inter state commerce checks which were obtained by fraud. Goes to Denver Jury Information today was that the federal grand jury at Denver is to consider the case against Stickell in that state Tuesday. In county court here Aug. 19, Frank C. Potter, president of the Little Fort Bank and Trust Co., Wauke gan, referred to a subpoena to appear in Colorado federal district court Sept.. 10, with certain documents to be produced at that time. The subpoena, it was related by James Clark, assistant U. Si. attorney general, was di rected to the bank and its off! cers. It may be answered, it was I C K OPEN FRIDAY NIGHT UNTIL 7:30 351 E. Main St. Galesburg DAVE PATTERSON, Mgr. - 343-31$7 Bloodmobile To Visit Yates City September 11th Place... Yates City Community 4* THI RED CROSS IS COMING Hall Time... 11 to 6 P.M. SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY HOOD PROGRAM Help Celebrate tht 100th Anniversary of Tho Red Cro$« Movement Our thanks: to Yates City officials for the use of the Community Center for the Bloodmobile visit. Also to the Yates City Senior Womans Club who are in charge of the Bloodmobile visit. Members of the Yates City Junior Womans Club are in charge of donor recruitment. Help these fine ladies make this a banner day. KNOX COUNTY REGIONAL BLOOD (ENTER stated, by any officer of the bank who is qualified to testify as to the authenticity of certain documents. In court here Aug. 19, Potter had two cashier's checks drawn on the Byers State Bank, Byers, Colo., payable to the Clara Beacham Swanson estate. Both checks were issued July 26, one for 000 and one for $45,000. He also had Stickell's personal check for $387.46, drawn on the Byers bank, payable to and endorsed by David Anderson, attorney. The three checks made up the deposit with which an account was opened in the Waukegan bank in the name of Clara Beacham Swanson Estate,' Lawrence Stickell, executor. Payment on all three checks was refused by the Colorado bank. "Not negotiable," was the reason in connection with the cashier's checks, while "no account" was the reason given for non-payment of the personal check. Will Send Detainer A writ for Stickell's arrest was issued Aug. 19, following his failure to appear in court here for hearings on an estate report previously filed and in connection with a previous petition for his removal as executor. Knox County authorities said Friday a de­ tainer warrant would be sent to the U. S. marshal in Chicago. Inquest Set In Death of Wyoming Man An inquest was scheduled for this afternoon at the Patterson Funeral Home in Elfnwood concerning the death Sunday of Lawrence Blakey, 28, of Wyoming, 111. Peoria County Coroner Horace Payton said Blakey was apparently struck by a car driven by- Douglas Coulter, 24, of Elmwood early Sunday morning on III. 78 about three miles north of that town. Coulter told Payton he was returning to Elmwood, drove over a small rise in the road and saw a dark object lying on the highway. Before he realized what the object was, the car passed over it, Coulter said. He then called state police from a nearby farmhouse. Relatives of the dead man made identification Sunday afternoon in the Patterson Funeral Home. They said he probably had visited a girl friend in Elmwood and may have been on his way home. Blakey did not have a drivers license and no other car was in the vicinity. Payton said the man probably was hitchhiking home. Blakey was born Jan. 30, 193(5, near Wyoming, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blakey. He attended Wyoming High School and served in the Navy from July 1954 until May 1956. At the time of his death he was an employe of Home Comfort factory in Princeville. Survivors together with his parents are a brother, Michael, of Wyoming; a sister, Mrs. Richard Smith, 998 W. North St., and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Robbins of Wyoming. The body will be taken to Cox Memorial Home in Wyoming and funeral arrangements will be announced after the inquest. Emergency Unit To Pick Officers The Knox County Emergency Disaster Unit will hold its annual election of officers at a meeting Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Galesburg American Legion Home. Carl S. Hearrington, commander of Ralph M. Noble Post, American Legion, will introduce Marvin Seastedt, new civil defense chairman of the post, who will discuss the post's planned cooperation with the unit. Seastedt is a member of the Galesburg Fire Department. Mail Orders becepted N 0 #/ IN ADVANCE OF TICKET OFFICE OPENING! # So that you may have first choice of seats before regular box office sale starts. Send letter GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL 140 S. Prairie stating number and price of seats desired and choice of performance. Enclose check or money order together 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 end Mail Right Now! 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