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Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, September 11, 1963
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2 Galesburg Register-Moil, Golesburg, Wed., Sept 11, 1963 Hearing Thursday On Cedar Street Crossing Closing By JOHN ZAKARIAN A 20-month-old controversy nears a climax Thursday when the Illinois Commerce Commission will hear final arguments on the future of the Cedar Street railroad crossing. Question to be settled is whether the crossing should be closed to vehicle traffic' to make way for a $157,000 Santa Fe^pailway passenger- freight depot. The railway, Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Cabeen and some aldermen have endorsed the closing, citing the improvement to Galesburg. Disagreeing with them is a group of citizens who have spent time and money opposing the crossing closing. A majority of City Council members agreed with them early in the year and sent an attorney to voice the council's objections. Following April 2, however, a newly elected City Council switched positions and a majority of aldermen are now in favor of the Santa Fe plans. Safety Hazards Objecting citizens, many of whom live on Cedar Street, argue that their property will be devalued and safety hazard increased if the railway's plan is carried out. "We would like to see a new station but not at the expense of closing an important street such as Cedar," they have argued. The group, which calls itself the Cedar Street Citizens Committee, has raised enough money to hire State Sen. Hudson R. Sours (R-Peoria) as its attorney and has occasionally threatened to take the issue to court if the Illinois Commerce Court Turns Down Request For Speed-Up SPRING-FIELD, 111. (AP)-The Illinois Supreme Court declined today to set an early hearing on an appeal seeking to overturn Gov. Otto Kerner's veto of a bill reapportioning the Illinois House. Rep. Gale Williams, R-Murphysboro, who filed the appeal, had asked the court to expedite the case by holding a hearing during its current term which ends Sept. 27. The court denied Williams' request and scheduled the case for arguments Nov. 12, the second day of the next term. Meanwhile, a special 10-member commission is going ahead with its assignment of attempting to redraw House districts. The commission will hold another meeting Sept. 17. Commission does not rule in the committee's favor. The commission has ruled against objectors once but agreed to reopen hearings when Sours claimed that his clients were not able to present an effective case at the original hearing. It was conducted Jan. 11 with only a few days' prior notice, insufficient for any objectors to prepare a case, he contended. City Attorney John Han- Ion also requested a rehearing on the same grounds, as instructed by the City Council. Referred to ICC Thursday at 10 a.m. attorneys for the Citizens Committee and the Santa Fe will present oral arguments in Chicago and the case will be referred to the 5- man ICC board. A decision is expected a few weeks later. Legal authorities have conjectured here that if the commission sticks to its original decision objecting citizens could request for a third hearing or appeal to Circuit Court. Whether the ICC grants a new hearing is another question. The controversy was sparked in January 1962 after President Ernest S. Marsh of the Santa Fe announced at a banquet in Galesburg that the railway planned to build a new depot to replace its antiquated one which stands on North Broad street. Hailed and Condemned The announcement was hailed by all until a few weeks later when it was learned that the railroad would have to close the Cedar Street crossing to vehicle traffic to build the depot. The chamber circulated petitions backing the Santa Fe while objectors countered with their own petitions. Mayor Cabeen was thrown into the controversy when he testified at the original hearing that he favored a new station at the expense of closing the street. Cabeen was accused of withholding information from the City Council because he was aware of the hearing date and location but did not relay it to interested parties. Card of Thanks With d««p«lt gratitude w« extend our sincer* thanki to relatives, friends, neighbors and Gale Products personnel who expressed their sympathy In so many beautiful and practical ways during our recent bereavement. Your kindness and Ihoughtfulness will always be remembered. The family of JOHN W. JOHNSON 1583 W. Losey St. Waitress' Will Too Strong for Hypnotic Cure ATLANTA (AP) - A hypnotist says he has given up on curing Lucy McDonald, who has been hiccuping for 65 days. He told Mrs. McDonald, 38, that her will was too strong and he could not hypnotize her "at the present." "But I can't wait," said the red- haired soda fountain waitress, who has to work 10 hours a day to support three school-age children. Desperate for relief, Mrs. McDonald already had tried surgery, shock therapy, more than 200 home remedies, chiropractic treatment and prayer. L. B. Bell COMPANY CLOSED THURSDAY & FRIDAY, SEPT. 12-13 TO PREPARE FOR GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE STARTS SATURDAY, 10 A.M. Set Our Advertisement in Friday's Golesburg Register-Mail. Describes Development Of Telephone While the history of telephone communication is less than a 100 years old, its development is no less phenomenal than the invention of the wheel. This development was traced Tuesday for Galesburg Kiwani- ans by John F. Tharp, secretary of the Association of Independent Telephone Companies, Springfield. Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876 and for 20 years he reaped the fruit of his invention without any major competition. He did so by virtue of a patent license which expired in the mid-1890s, when a great number of smaller telephone companies entered the field, Tharp stated. Although the Bell system still served most of the nation's urban areas, smaller independent companies bring service to thousands of localities, he said. Lauds Commissions The trend now if toward some consolidation of indepe n d e n t s and the development of a vast network of cooperating companies, Tharp stated. He praised the creation of state and interstate communication commissions which he said, have facilitated the orderly growth of extension service. Citing statistics, Tharp pointed out that between 1950 and 1962 the number of telephones in the U.S. has doubled. It is expected that this number will double again by 1975, he said. Also speaking, following the Kiwanis Club weekly luncheon, was Charles J. Bednar, GIIS athletic director. Due to reduced revenue the high school athletic program must depend on increased income from game receipts this year, Bednar said. Guests present were Rev. John Clarke, Knoxville, and Homer Crawford, Galesburg. C 1 e o n Johnson inducted Joseph M. Lo Presti and James Dunsworth into membership. Farmers Are Warned Of Silo Gas Don Teei, Knox County farm adviser, today cautioned area farmers to be on the lookout for a yellowish brown gas when filling silos. Dry weather early in the season has increased the danger of nitrogen dioxide, poisonous gas in upright silos during and after filling, he said. Leo Fryman, extension dairy specialist at the University of Illinois, said in a report that heavier than air gas tends to collect just above chopped silage. The gas can cause a combination of severe chest pains, coughing and a burning sensation in the throat and chest, he pointed out. If the gas rs inhaled, Fryman recommends immediate medical treatment. The specialist pointed to carbon dioxide as another dangerous gas. It forms from chopped forages fermenting inside a silo and is colorless and odorless, he stated. He cautioned farmers to watch out for this gas when the filling operation has stopped for several hours or overnight. He made some suggestions for protecting against these gases: run the blower for 10 to 15 minutes before entering a partly filled silo, iind keep it running while anyone is inside; let silage build up before replacing silo door's; watch for yellowish.brown fumes; keep children and animals away from the silo during filling, and don't enter the silo for at least a week to 10 days after it is filled. Three Knox County farmers, Teel said, reported to him that they noticed evidence of nitrogen dioxide, the yellowish bi'own gas. READ THE WANT ADS! LOOK! JACKETS For Fall and Winter. Waist lengths lo 3 A length*. Cord*, suedes, laminate and many others. Sizes 18 to 50. from $•^95 "Galstbursfi Style Center" M So. Seminary St> District 205 Enrollment Hits 7,600 When Dr. Clifton Bell, superintendent of schools, predicted earlier that enrollment in District 205 would be 7,600 he hit it right on the nose. By the end of the first week, the enrollment had swelled by 115 students from the record- breaking 7,485 to the present figure. Dr. Bell said the increase was partially due lo students returning late from vacation trips. Then too, some students, did not complete registration until after the first enrollment report was tallied. With a number of classrooms already jammed to capacity, the increase only intensifies the enrollment problem in the district, he said. The second enrollment report showed that 14 schools increased in enrollment with the high school showing the largest gain from 1,654 to 1,721. Churchill Junior High School reported an increase of 25 students from 882 to 907. Other schools reported nominal increases. Lombard Junior High School and special education decreased slightly in enrollment, and five schools remained the same. The second report now shows that elementary grades in the city have a total / enrollment of 3,681; rural elementary grades, 312; junior highs including Wataga seventh grade, 1,806; high school, 1,721, and Special Education, 80. Sale of Rusco Firm Announced By DeForest D. D. DeForest today announced the sale of his Rusco Window Co. to William (Red) Stangland of Sioux Falls, S. D. DeForest held the franchise for 14 years. He is the owner of DeForest Feed & Seed, the grain elevator, and a paint store. While operating Rusco, he was president and his wife, secretary- treasurer. Before taking over the Rusco firm in Galesburg, Stangland was with the H. S. Price Co., Rusco distributors, for more than six years. He was the firm's representative in Sioux Falls. Before becoming a Rusco representative, Stangland was sheriff of Minnehaha County, S. D. Stangland is currently staying at the YMCA, and his wife and son will join him later when he has found a permanent place of residence. Stangland said that he will handle much the same line of products. Christian Institute Under Way The 14th annual Institute of Christian Service sponsored by the Galesburg Council of Churches, opened Tuesday night at First Methodist Church. Approximately 100 persons were in attendance for class sessions taught by local clergy and lay people. The session was opened with a welcome by Blaine Gorham, president of the council. Those attending spent two hours in class sessions of their choice. The theme of the institute, "The Christian and His Gospel," was emphasized by Dr. Joseph Hoffman, pastor of First Methodist Church, in the closing devotional period. Dr. Hoffman stated that the overall picture of the school was to emphasize the power of the Cliristian gospel in individual lives and within the social life of the community. This emphasis, he said, must be carried out in the spirit of leadership brought both in the church and to the community. Five Classes Taught The five classes attended by representatives of Galesburg and outlying churches were "Mountain Top Living," taught by Dr. Kermit W. Petersen, pastor of First United Presbyterian Church; "Understanding Young People Today" under the leadership of Rev. Malcolm G. Shotwell, pastor of First Baptist Church, and Rev. Ralph Dude, pastor of Emmanuel Methodist Church; "Christian Parents Face Family Problems," taught by Mrs. E. Gordon Behrents, Trinity Lutheran Church; "Group Tensions in American Life," led by Rev. James E. Smith, minister of First Christian Church, and "Workshop for Teachers," led by Miss Frances Brockley of First Christian Church. A selection of religious education and devotional books was on Four Men Are Charged in Robbery, Burglary Cases Authorities today reported that an armed robbery, staged May 23 at a rural Knox County residence, and a June 6 burglary of the elevator at Victoria appeared to have been solved through arrests made in Henry and Rock counties. Returned here Tuesday from Historical Exhibit Scheduled At Site of Deere's Smithy GRAND DETOUR, III. (AP)-Permanent historical exhibits will be constructed in Grand Detour where in 1837 John Deere developed the plow that opened the rich midland soil to agriculture. The plans were announced today by the John Deere Foundation of Moline. An exhibit building will be constructed over the site where Deere's blacksmith shop stood. Nearby an authentic replica of the shop will be erected. Excavations by a University of Illinois archeological team headed by Dr. Elaine Bluhm unearthed last summer the site where Deere developed his steel plow in this picturesque town some Frenchman named for a big bend (grand detour) in the Rock River. Deere's plow scoured itself as it cut through the sticky black earth of the Midwestern prairies. Up to the time of his invention plowing after the first sod- busting was almost impossible. The soil clung to the plows then available and had to be scraped clean with heavy wooden paddles every few steps. Deere manufactured plows in Grand Detour from 1837 until 1847, his production reaching 1 ,000 a year. In 1847 he moved the business to Moline where the Mississippi River afforded transportation of materials and products. The excavations made by Dr. Bluhm's team will be preserved so visitors will be able to see area such as the original forge pit. Artifacts unearthed by the team will be exhibited in display boards. The shop stood about 150 feet southwest of the old John Deere homestead. A picnic area and parking lot will be set aside on the homestead grounds. Later the homestead may be restored to its 19th Century condition and a small museum may be erected on the grounds, the foundation said. Construction is to begin this fall with a goal of having the development ready for visitors in the spring. Grand Detour is on Illinois 2, about six miles northeast of Dixon. May's Plow Utilized to Break Prairie In the early part of the 1840s, a man named Harvey H. May lived in Galesburg and was extremely interested in farming and the farmers' problems. Today, J. R. Peck, 495 N. Broad St., recalled the story of May and his invaluable work for the farmers of the great prairie states. The farmers had plows made of wooden mould board, which worked fairly well in the eastern states. But in the black, rich, prairie soil, the plow would not scour. Then in 1842 May invented the steel mould board plow because of the difficulties the farmers were having. During the winter months May took two steel saws, welded them together and worked long and hard to polish them with sandstone. When spring came, May fastened the welded, polished metal to a wooden mould board and found it scoured. Peck says it was this invention that really opened up the entire Mississippi Valley to the dirt farmers, who rapidly turned this part of the country into the "bread basket" of the nation. The Weather Key to Page 1 Weathet Slrtpe Brown—Storm Yellow—Fair Red—Warm Blue—Cold NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain this evening. Partly cloudy and a little cooler tonight. Thursday partly cloudy, windy and cooler. Low tonight 55-62. High Thursday 65-72. IOWA; Fair to partly cloudy and cooler tonight and Thursday. Lows tonight low 50s north to near 60 south. High Thursday In the 70s. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Partly cloudy tonight, chance of showers. Low in lower 60s. Thursday partly cloudy, windy and cooler. High near 70. Southwesterly winds and tonight m.p.n. Thursday northwesterly 15-25 Friday fair and cool. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Partly cloudy and a little cooler tonight. Low upper 50s. Partly cloudy, windy and cooler Thursday. High around 70. Illinois 5-Day Extended Forecast NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Tempera- tuxes wiU averag- near the normal high of 73-78 and the normal low of 51-57 through Monday. Turning cooler Thursday with a slow warming trend beginning about Friday or Saturday. Precipitation will total around .1 inch in scattered thundershowers tonight, possibly lingering into Thursday morning and in showers again about Saturday or Sunday. LOCAL WEATHEH Noon temperature, 74; morning's low, Sky cloudy, wind out of the southwest. (Tuesday's maximum, 71); midnight, 71.) Sun rose today at 6;i(i a. m., sets at 7:17 p. m. Humidity, 75%. RIVER STAGES St. Louis—0.7 fall 0.1. Bcardslown—9.3 fall 0.2. Havana—5.5 vise O.4. Peoria—11.6 fall 0.2. LaSalle—10.6 rise 0.1. Morris—4.9 fall 0.1. Keokuk—2.4 fall 0.1. Dubuque—6.9 fall 0.1. Davenport—3.6 fall O.l. Burlington—7.4 rise 0.1. display for purchase in the narthex of the church. The Institute will consist of two more sessions, scheduled for Tuesday evenings, Sept. 17-24, from 7:30 to 9:45 at First Methodist Church. Registration remains open for anyone desiring to attend the remaining sessions. Knox Sheriff In Chicago For Stickell Sheriff Max E. Jones reported today Lawrence Stickell, former Galesburg attorney, had not appeared in court in Chicago this morning. Jones, who went to Chicago this morning, indicated he would remain at the federal coiu'thouse throughout the day. Jones made the trip today after Deputies Hugh Allison and George Daley went there Tuesday and failed to gain custody of Stickell. The arrangements were that Stickell was to be turned over to Knox County authorities after furnishing $10,000 bond, which had been set Monday afternoon by C. S. Bentley Pike, U. S. commissioner. Bond Certified Allison related that Stickell's bond had been certified, but his attorney would not take him before the commissioner so he could be released for return here. The attorney, whose name has not been connected with any of | the previously mentioned counsel, for Stickell, was reported to have told Allison that if his client was returned to Galesburg he would be asked the same questions he would be asked in Chicago and said, "He's not going to talk." Another factor in the reluctance to return Stickell to Galesburg was said to have been his scheduled appearance in Chicago Thursday at 2 p. m. It was indicated that there was a fear that if returned here he would not get back to Chicago for the Thursday appearance and his] $10,000 bond would be forfeited. WOODEN SIFO PUZZLES • Just the thing to keep those pre-schoolers busy • Many pictures to choose from • Unbreakable — Educational .. TOYS... Kiddie Korner 343-9719 "ON THE SQUARE" GALESBURG Cambridge were Charles Jacobs, 19, of Kewanee; James Geary, 21, of near Wyoming, and Donald Dillon, 20, of Wyoming. Tuesday night, Deputies M. R. Stewart and Marvin Cramer returned James McClain, 36, of Moline, here from Rock Island. Jacobs, Geary and McClain, Deputy Stewart said, have been charged with armed robbery and burglary, while Dillon was named on a burglary charge, since he was said not to have been in on the armed robbery case. Victims of the aimed robbery were Jerry King and his wife, who reside about two miles south of Victoria on the Applcton blacktop road. Both testified at a preliminary hearing late this morning at the courthouse in the court of Herman S. Allen, justice of the peace. The hearing involved the armed robbery charges against Jacobs, Geary and McClain. Following the hearing, the trio was held to the grand jury under bond of $5,000 each. Two other alleged participants in the armed robbery, Don McClain, 16, and Robert McClain, are being held in the Henry County jail at Cambridge on burglary charges, local authorities reported. Had Firearms It was reported in one statement obtained in connection with the armed robbery that three of the young men had a total of seven firearms, while each of the participants in the elevator break- in was armed. Donald Lee McClain, authorities said, went to the door of the King home and sought to purchase a gallon of gasoline. When King dressed and came out of the house, another member of the group was reported to have jumped from some bushes and shoved a gun at King. Later King was taken into the residence, where both he and his wife were tied with pieces of clothesline, according to the report. The car's gas tank was filled from the King storage tank and approximately $6 in cash was taken from the couple, investigators said. Sheriff's personnel, including Curtis Erickson, deputy on night duty, have been working on these cases for some time, having had information which they kept quiet until arrests were accomplished. READ THE WANT ADS I Supervisors Assent to Tax Levies By a vote of 30-0, the KnoX County Board of Supervisors ap* proved Tuesday the new tax levies fof township road and bridge funds. Amounts approved in the regular levy include: Indian Point, $11,000; Cedar, $16,000; Galesburg, $24,000; Henderson, $13,000; Rio, $9,600; Chestnut, $5,600; Orange, $6,000; Knox, $15,587.96; Sparta, $10,000; Ontario, $13,000; Maquon, $12,000; Haw Creek, $14,500; Persifer, $10,825; Copley, $7,500; Walnut Grove, $19,000; Salem, $10,500; Elba, $6,500; Truro, $9,000; Victoria, $7,450, and Lynn, $12,090. All but Galesburg, Knox and Elba townships requested levies for roads and bridges, with the money to be used with county matching funds. Amounts approved were: Indian Point, $2,« 000; Cedar, $2,500; Henderson, $5,000; Rio, $800; Chestnut, $1,900; Orange, $2,100; Sparta, $3,000; Ontario, $3,000; Maquon, $2,000; Haw Creek, $2,000; Persifer, $2,500; Copley, $1,000; Walnut Grove, $2,000; Elba, $2,200; Truro, $3,000; Victoria, $2,000, and Lynn, $2,000. Special levies approved in township referendums were passed by the supervisors for 11 townships. The rate for each $100 of assessed value amounts to .167 for the townships of Galesburg, Henderson, Chestnut, Orange, Knox, Sparta, Persifer, Elba, Truro and Victoria. The rate for Ontario was .1336. Orange Township's request for a fourth levy amounting to $1,500 for machinery and buildings was also approved by the board. Plan Tea at Center Prairie CENTER PRAIRIE—A tea will be held at the Center Prairie Church Thursday afternoon. Church services Sunday are at 8:45 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Rev. Phillip Snider, pastor, announced. Birth Record Bom at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Miller, Knoxville, a boy today at 2:34 a.m. WRAP YOURSELF IN A SIDEWINDER You'll prance like a thoroughbred in Century's plaid wraparound. Solid color binding alt around sets off your A-line silhouette. Generous lapover assures "no peeking". Leather waist buckle and contour hip darts are touches of typical Century finesse. 11.95

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