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2 Galesburg Register-Mojl, Galesburg,111. Tuesday, Sept-, 10,1963 Dist. 205 May Ask Another Tax Vote For School Needs ' School District 205's continuing financial plight has caused the finance committee to call a meeting to study the possibility of holding another tax rate increase referendum. The committee meeting has been scheduled for Monday night at 7:30 at the board office. Lack of financial assistance from the state was listed by school officials as —' ' the reason for the study of another proposal to increase the education tax rate. The board did not indicate how much of an increase it would shoot for this time in the event it calls another referendum. The most recent proposal to increase the educational tax rale was soundly defeated in February. At this time the board asked for an increase of 35 cents in the rate from $1.25 to $1.60 per $100 assessed valuation. Stems From Veto Gov. Otto Kerner's recent veto of a proposal to increase state aid in Illinois schools from $252 to $297 per pupil triggered school officials in District 205 to consider another referendum. The proposed increase meant that the district would have received an additional $140,000 annually in aid. The governor said in a veto message that the state could not absorb the cost of the increase in the foundation level at the present time. Dr. Clifton Bell, superintendent of schools, previously described the governor's veto as a "sad blow to the plans of school administrators." There was the possibility, Dr. Bell said, that some of the educational programs curtailed or eliminated could have been reinstated had the governor approved the measure. Bell Speaks Of Need At last night's board meeting, Dr. Bell emphasized to school directors the necessity of additional funds, and urged the board to take appropriate action, without delay, on the recommendation concerning a tax rate referendum. No date was considered when the referendum could be held. Several aldermen on the Galesburg City Council have proposed that a referendum be held in ApriLoFhext year for the purpose of financing the removal of dead elm trees in the city. The Weather Key to Pag* 1 Wealher Slilp* Brown—Storm Yellow—Fair Red—Warm Blue—Cold NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday. Some chance of thundershowers southwest tonight. Not much change in temperature. Low tonight lower 60s. High Wednesday in the 80s. IOWA: Partly cloudy to cloudy tonight with showers and thundershowers south and east tonight. Fair to partly cloudy Wednesday. Cooler south tonight. Low tonight near 60. High Wednesday in low 80s. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Partly cloudy tonight. Low mid 60s. Wednesday partly • cloudy with little temperature change. High mid 80s. Thursday partly cloudy wilth little temperature change. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Partly cloudy through Wednesday. Some chance of brief thundershowers tonight. Lows tonight in low 60s. Highs Wednesday in the 80s. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature. 75; morning's low, 64. Sky cloudy, wind calm. (Monday's maximum, 36; midnight, 73). Sun rose today at 6:35 a.m., sets at 7:18 p.m. Humidity, 81%. RIVER "STAGES St. Louie—0.8 rise 0.5. Beardstown—9.5 no change. Havana—5.7 rise 0.6. Peoria—11.8 no change, LaSalle—40.6 rise 0.1. Grafton—15.0 rise 0.1. Keokuk—2.5 no change. Dubuque—7.0 fall 0.1. Davenport—3.7 no change. Burlington—7.2 fall 0.1. At VA Hospital Richard. L. McCulloughof Oquawka is a patient at Veterans Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa. His address is 8E 15, Veterans Administration Hospital, Guilty Pleas Entered by 4 Defendants Four defendants who appeared before Judge Daniel J. Roberts Monday in Knox County Court entered pleas of guilty. Two of the four were charged with driving while intoxicated. Edward M. Burns, 53, of the Plaza Hotel, whose blood test result was reported as 0.27, with 0.15 the minimum accepted as an indication of intoxication, was fined $300, plus $37.30 costs. Unable to pay the fine and costs, Burns was committed to the county jail to lay out the sum at the rate of $5 a day. Gary A. Mercer, 21, of 1470 N. West St., whose test result was reported as 0.18, was fined $300, plus $35.30 costs as he previously had not been in the county jail. Burns, it was said today by Jack R. Kirkpatrick, assistant state's attorney, will be returned to court Wednesday morning. He told the judge Monday that he previously had not been convicted on a drunk driving charge. Kirkpatrick stated this morning, it was learned that Burns was in court last September on a DWI count, making Monday's action his second conviction. He could be sentenced to the Illinois State Farm, Kirkpatrick said, as a second offender. Requests for probation were made by defendants in two other cases, with the requests referred to Sheriff Max E. Jones for investigation and report. Donn R. Wallace, 26, of Lyons asked for probation following a plea of guilty to two charges, deception and possession of a bludgeon. The deception count involved a $52.31 check cashed at Custer Inn, while the bludgeon was said to have been a 9-inch piece of iron pipe, which had been wrapped with material to form the bludgeon. Also seeking probation was James B. Jackson, 23, of Sheffield, whose deception count listed a $5 check, drawn on the "Galesburg First Trust National Bank," and cashed at the Green Diamond, east of Knoxville. An information charging driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident was filed against Everett C. Anderson, 59, of 1046 E. Fremont St., who was arrested Saturday around 10 p. m., by city police. Tax Sticker Check Results In 18 Tickets Police reported that a Monday check of Galesburg-owned motor vehicles for new wheel tax stickers resulted in the issuance of 15 tickets for failure to display the new decals, while three tickets for the same violation were issued today. Chief William Miller announced Saturday that he had instructed police officers, to begirt the crackdown on wheel tax stickers Monday, after vehicle owners had one week of grace after the Sept. 1 deadline. Motorists ticketed for not having the new stickers face a $5 fine, plus $5 costs, in addition to having to buy the stickers. Records in the office of D. Paul Nolan, police magistrate, this morning listed six of the ticket recipients as having appeared and paid a total of $10 each, the six included Maynard F. Allen, 889 Lancaster St.; Robert L. Clark, 7 W. Main St.; Gertrude M. Herni- tet, 140 S. West St.; Dwight E. Eggers, 1091 N. West St.; Chester E. Griffith, 1302 Frank. St., and Beverly Glendenroing, 453 E. Losey St. A continuance, with release on bond, was listed in the case of Robert R. Hart Jr., 3350 Morningside Dr., who was reported to have failed to pay parking meter violation tickets. Permitting a dog to run, loose was the charge on which a levy of $5 and $5 was assessed against Le-'er Rogers, 1415 Rock Island Ave. Four of the cases on the magistrate's records involved speeding charges. These ' eluded Stella A. Gerk, 1183 Lancaster St., $10 and $5, with a similar amount paid by William G. Cox, Galesburg State Research Hospital; James P. Churn, 705 Michigan Ave., and Anthony M:ndez, 925 S. Cedar St., each $15 and $5. Failure to yield the right-of- way was the charge on which Kathryn H. Williams, Broadview Hotel, was fined $10, plus $5 costs, Caesar Haircut Is New Style In Hutchinson HUTCHINSON, Kan., (AP) Are teen-age boys giving up crew cuts and duck-tail hair styles? Hutchinson barbers report the newest fad is something called the Caesar cut — named for the style shown on marble busts of that old Roman, Julius Caesar. The hair is cut short, combed forward from the crown to hang over the forehead in the form of bangs. "It's easy to handle — that's why they wear them I guess," said barber Tony Entz. 'A' Rating Assured for Bond Issue Knox County's minimum rating in connection with a bond issue for the proposed new Knox County Nursing Home, according to an expert for Municipal Research Associates, would be no less than "A," the Knox County Board of Supervisors was told this morning. Supervisors heard an account of the county's financial rating status in a talk by Franklin Gustine, co-chairman of the finance committee <•/ the Citizens Advis-> ory Committee for a New Knox County Nursing Home. H. James Hardine, also co-chairman of the finance committee, was unable to be present at this morning's session. There is a possibility, based on the Municipal Research Associates report, that the county's rating would be "AA," Gustine related. The committee's source of information quoted the per cent of interest to be paid on bonds as slightly under 3 for "A" rating and the possibility of 2.78 for "AA" rating. Based on these figures, the supervisors were told, the maximum tax rate would be 5 per cent per $100 of assessed valuation and with Hill-Burton funds there would be a possibility of a rate of 3.3 cents per $100 assessed v. luation. These figures, it was stated, were based on a 3 per cent interest rate, with the possibility the figure would be less due to the statement on the county's rating. Figures, Gustine indicated, were based on an estimated cost of $1,800,000 for the proposed new nursing home. The 5-cent tax rate would produce a tax increase of $5 on property having an assessed value of $10,000, with this figure taking into consideration that the assessed valuation is 60 per cent of full, fair cash value, Gustine said. The figure could be $3.30 for a property assessed at $10,000, the co-chairman said. In order to establish financial rating with Moody's and Standard and Poor, Gustine told the supervisors, it will be necessary to submit a financial statement and study of present county conditions. Cuba's Largest Sugar Mill Is Bombed by Air HAVANA (UPI) - Cuba's biggest sugar mill was bombed at dawn Sunday but antiaircraft guns prevented raids on two Cuban cities that night, the Castro government said Monday night. A release handed out shortly before midnight said a plane "from the north" dropped five 50-pound bombs on the Brazil (Jaronu) sugar mill at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, damaging one building but causing no casualties. County Home Plan Contract Is Authorized A resolution empowering the chairman of the Knox County Board of Supervisors to sign a contract with the architects for the proposed county nursing home hit a snag today, but after a lengthy hassle was passed. In the regular September meeting in the courthouse, State's Atty. Donald C. Woolsey presented the resolution and the contract and urged its passage to get the project under way. But Charles W. Reeder of Abingdon objected to the resolution because he said too much money was involved that the firm of West & Weber would get and "I won't give approval for someone to sign a contract for that much because I'm a hard-headed Dutchman." Woolsey pointed out that the county stands to lose only $1,000 if the referendum on the nursing home fails, and that the federal government will underwrite the architects' work with a $63,000 loan. "It is not our special duty to protect the funds of the federal government in this contract," he said, "although we indeed are members of two countries, so to speak, in this instance. But I doubt the U. S. government will give something away for nothing." Call Plan Essential Ralph Anderson and Dale Doubet, members of the nursing home committee, told the board that the contract had to be signed so the architects could draw up a preliminary plan. Then the federal government can loan the $63,000 for plans and specifications. These plans must be completed before any referendum is held in the county to determine whether voters will approve the bond issue for the home or not. If the referendum is passed, then the county will repay the federal government the $63,000. If the referendum fails the federal government will not get the money back; and the county is out only $1,000 of its own money, Anderson said. The $1,000 will be used to pay for a schematic drawing of the home, Doubet pointed out, which will get the project under way. Anderson said the project is now on a time schedule, and time cannot be wasted. After the debate, Chairman D. Reece Jones called for a voice vote, and no dissenting votes were heard. Decries State Pressure Doubet earlier told board members that he did not like to see the state accused of forcing the county to build the home, as has been suggested. "This is a matter whether the people of Knox (Continued on Page 15) Hungerford's Resignation Rejected Teachers Employed The case of Robert Hungerford, former business education instruc tor at the high school, whose res^ ignation was not accepted, was discussed by District 205 school directors Monday night. Hungerford left the district in August to accept a college posi tion in Phoenix, Ariz. He signed a contract, then broke it shortly before the school term. This, school authorities said, constituted a breach of contract. Administrators said they were left with very little time to find a replacement. The law says that a teacher cannot legally resign after July 1 without board of education Just A Reminder Good Folk's of Yotes City and Maquon Area HELP THROUGH RED CROSS BLOOD SAVES MVIS The' Bloodmobile will visit Yates City this week. WHEN . . . September 11th WHERE , . . Yates City Community Hall Operation Hours .., 11:00 to 6 P.M. Help Red Cross Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Red Cross Movement Thanks; to &e Yates City officials for the use of the Community gaU. To the Yates City Senior Womans Club in charge of the Ifloodmobile visit, and to the Yates City Junior Woman's Club in charge of Wood Donor recruitment, Support these fine clubs making this a banner day. KNOX COUNTY REGIONAL BLOOD (ENTER consent. The board never approved his resignation. Hungerford had previously said that he was moving to Arizona because of the health of one of his children. The board instructed Atty. Joseph West to investigate the situation and to close the matter the best way possible. Replaces Hungerford Replacing Hungerford as business education instructor at the high school was Miss Dorothy Crosby, a graduate of Wartburg College at Waverly, Iowa, with a B. A. degree. She has had nine years teaching experience and her salary is $5,650. Miss Crosby was officially employed last night by the board. Five other teachers, already instructing, were officially employed last night. Wayne Beach was laired as a teacher of driver training at a salary of $5,800. He received his B. S. and M. S. degrees from Southern Illinois University. Mrs. George Ballard was employed as an elementary teacher at a salary of $5,000. She holds a B. S. degree from Northern Illinois University. Mrs. Carolyn Hughes was employed at Lombard Junior High School at a salary of $4,550. She holds a B. S. degree from Illinois State Normal University. Mrs. Carolyn Wilkins was employed as an elementary instructor. She received her 1 $S. degree from Western Illinois University and is salaried at $4,650. Mrs. Catherine Richfield was employed as an elementary teacher. She holds a B. S. degree from Knox College and is salaried at $4,550. Miss Nolan Coordinator A coordinator, teacher and part- time clerk-secretary were employed by the board to direct the licensed practical nurses program scheduled to be held Sept. 30 in one of the cottages on the Lombard junior High School campus. The program will be financed through funds provided by the Federal Manpower Development Training Act and through state funds. No local funds are used in the program. Miss Wilhelmina M. Nolan was employed as the coordinator of the program at a salary of $775 per month. She holds a B.S. degree in nursing education and was recently employed at Galesburg State Research Hospital. Mrs. Lois Hendricks was employed as a teacher of the program at a salary of $450 per month. She was graduated from the School of Nursing at Augustana Hospital in Chicago. She lias had previous experience in the field of nursing at the Galesburg Clinic, Cottage Hospital and Augustana Hospital in Chicago. Mrs. Marjorie Anderson was employed as a part-time clerk- secretary under the Manpower Development and Training Act at a salary of $90 per month. She is a former employe of District 205. Driver Change Made Board also accepted the resig­ nation of Earl Anderson, bus driver, and employed B. C. Dine as a replacement at a salary of $1,570. In other business, the board discussed removal of auditorium seats from the old high school building to be installed in the auditorium of the new high school. There is room for 800 more seats in the balcony of the auditorium, Dave Read, assistant superintendent in charge of finances said. The olJ seats, Read said, are in pretty good condition and • 'on't detract from the appearance of the new auditorium. FIGURE OUT MAZE OF WIRES—Harry Chapman (left), equipment engineer for Intra State Telephone Co., and Gene Larrcy, chief installer for Automatic Electric Co., look over what to the layman is a jumbled mass of wires. But they are busy in the new building located on N. Cherry Street installing direct distance dialing (DDD) equipment, which will be ready for use early in 1964. When the equipment is installed, mainline and two-party subscribers will be able to dial long distance station-to-station calls without the aid of an operator. Merchants Asked to Aid In Problem With the opening of school, retailers have been advised through the Illinois Retail Merchants Association to work with educators, parents and others in their communities to encourage young people to return to classes this fall. Hugh E. Muncy, IRMA executive vice president, through the association's weekly newsletter, points out, "Now is the time to look at employes and those who come for interviews. . .the 16, 17, 18-year-olds, and those who may be just 15. Help them to understand the classroom is where they belong if they haven't finished high school. Let them know that they will be worth more to you, to retailing and to themselves in years to come if they get that diploma just as soon <as possible." "Just visiting with school administrators may be a revelation to merchants," Muncy continued. "The drop-out problem is not confined to major cities or to low income areas." Merchants were further urged to become familiar with evening school programs and special vocational courses available in their communities in order to provide counseling help on "back - to - school." Retailers will be discussing opportunities, training, educational requirements and jobs with local school, community, business and parent groups during the forthcoming Careers in Retailing Week to be observed statewide Oct. 21-26. Visit in Galesburg Mr. and Mrs. Arthur D. Nelson and son John of Long Beach, Calif., formerly of Galesburg, are visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John W. (Bill) Coffey, 344 E. Second St. Nelson is employed as a carpenter foreman on highway freeway system, Mrs. Nelson, the former Marg aret Coffey, is associated with the Long Beach Press-Telegram circulation department. and SIDEWALK Edging — Service NOW AVAILABLE WITH MODERN EQUIPMENT. Dial 342-0823. First 50 customers will be given on EXTRA 10% DISCOUNT. Colls received up to 9 p.m. 9th Annual ROTARY TRAVIIOO SERIES STAN MIDGLEY Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1963 "JEEP TRAILS THROUGH UTAH" Tickets Now On Slit Only *5 for all 6 Attractions On Sale At LINDSTROM'S C * E GROCERY and by ALL HOTARIANS. ROTARY CLUB of Galesburg Await Word On Returning Of Stickell Word was received early this afternoon by Sheriff Max E. Jones that Lawrence Stickell, former Galesburg attorney, had not yet furnished the $10,000 bond set late Monday afternoon by C. S. Bentley Pike, U. S. Commissioner, in Chicago. If bond is furnished, Stickell is to be turned over to Knox County and returned here for a hearing in county court. Jones said Deputy Hugh Allison who went to Chicago this morning advised him that Stickell had been given until 4 p.m. to make bond today. If bond was not made by that time, Jones said it was probable that the former local attorney would be returned to jail and Knox County authorities would have to return to Chicago Wednesday. Judge Daniel J. Roberts was in Cambridge this morning conducting court for Judge Conway Spanton who was on a Rock Island County Court assignment, but expected to return here in time for a hearing this afternoon should Stickell be returned. Early afternoon developments precluded the possibility of such a hearing this afternoon. Two attorneys contacted Judge Roberts Monday afternoon and it was indicated they sought to effect his release here on bond in order that he might arrange for the funds in the estate of Clara Beacham Swanson, for which he is executor. Judge Roberts indicated yesterday afternoon he would take no action on the attorneys' request (Continued on Page 15) Ozark Lists New Schedule For Flights Ozark Air Lines officials announced today the new schedule of flights which became effective Sept. 3. Flight 141 leaves Galesburg at 8:59 a.m., stops at Burlington and Quincy and arrives in St. Louis at 10:50 a.m. This flight operates every day except Saturday. Flight 140 leaves Galesburg at 9:06 a.m. and arrives in Chicago at 10:10 a.m. A non-stop flight, it will operate every day except Sunday. Flight 906 leaves Galesburg at 4:45 p.m., stops in Peoria, and arrives at O'Hare Field in Chicago at 6:10 p.m. This flight operates every day except Saturday. On Saturday only, Flight 690 will leave Galesburg at 6:39 p.m. and arrive non-stop in Chicago at 7:43 p.m. Flight 691 leaves Galesburg at 8:44 p.m., stops at Burlington and Quincy and arrives in St. Louis at 10:36 p.m. Southbound from Chicago, Flight 141 leaves Chicago at 7:45 a.m. and arrives in Galesburg at 8:54 a.m. This flight operates every day except Saturday. Flight 909 leaves Chicago at 3 p.m. and arrives in Galesburg at 4:36 p.m. and also operates every day except Saturday. On Saturday only, Flight 691 leaves Chicago at 7:30 p.m. and arrives in Galesburg at 8:39 p.m. All flights operate to and from O'Hare. Birth Record Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. R. Dean Hinderliter, 1427 Brown Ave., a girl Monday at 11:45 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Malcolm, Altona, a girl Monday at 11:37 p.m. HINCHLIFF v w e~ PEARSON FUNERAL HOMEon^ CHAPEL 287NORTH BROAD GAIESBUR C Continued Progress Hinchliff & Pearson service and Hinchliff & Pearson facilities are models for other funeral directing establishments. Families we serve find that progressive ideas become realities as we continually seek -v even better ways to serve the bereaved. one 313-2t0t i

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