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32 Jjatesbuf^ 111. ... Thursday,June ,7,1973 FmtMjmuut Ceremonies Avert tLegal v CATTLE QUEEN—Miss Sheree Sorrelis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Sorrelis of Viola, will be crowned Miss Charo lais Queen of Illinois 1973-74 at the cattle breed's Illinois field day June 23 at Nord Farms, Bloomington. Sponsored in the contest by H&R Charolais Hills, Viola Route 1, she will represent the Illinois State Charolais Assn. at various functions to present trophies and ribbons. Miss Sor relis was graduated from Winola High School this spring. Honor Group Scholarship To Franson Marc Franson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Franson, 449 N. Pleasant Ave., has won a $1,000 scholarship given annually by the National Honor Society. . Miss Gretchen Gates, NHS adviser at Galesburg High School, said it is the first time in many years a GHS student has been a winner in the national competition. EACH' YEAR two students from the local NHS are chosen to participate in national competition. Miss Debbie Spiker and Franson were this year's competitors. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Spiker, 1547 N. Broad St. Each student is required to compile .an application detailing school activities and participation in c'otnmunity organizations. • Teachers are ; asked to submit, recommenda- ' tions,' , and s* applications are • then filed along''with some I 15^,000 submitted'fCTniithrough- [ out the nation. Two-hundred students are chosen to receive scholarships. Entries are judged on scholarship, leadership, character and service, which are the basis for NHS, membership. |i Franson, who was-grad- ; uated Tuesday, has been a member of ^Student Council executive board^Senior Council committee chairman, Latin Club treasurer, Boys' Forum secretary, Region IV representative and treasurer of Illinois Student Action for Education and Pep Club executive board. THE WINNER of the Stage Call best actor award for 1972-73, he has been photographer for the yearbook and a member of A Capella Choir and the Singing Streaks. Franson is a member of First Lutheran Church and organist at Grace Episcopal Church. An Eagle Scout, he recently participated in the Report to the President Scout program and spent several weeks last summer in Europe as part of a "People to People" program. Homemaker Unit Holds Meeting ST. AUGUSTINE - St. Augustine Homemakers Extension Unit'nieJ, June 5 at the home pf Mrs. Deanne Serven. Mrs. Raymond Sandy and sons, Beaman, Iowa, spent Memorial Day weekend with her parents, Mr, and Mrs. Owen Ralston. Mr. and Mrs. William Randall attended baccalaureate services; May 27 at Abingdon High School. They later visited Mr. and Mrs. Ed Morrison. By DAVID LEWIS TIJUANA, Mexico (UPI) No delay, no blood test, no witnesses. Just pay the $35 and it's "instant marriage." That is what the Tijuana "lawyers" have been telling unsuspecting Americans for years. Is the marriage valid? A prominent San Diego attorney, an expert on Mexican law, says probably not. "If over the years you have been married, you have done things like filing income tax returns, signing contracts and owning property—all as husband and wife," Paul Rosado said, "but the legality of all these actions can be cast in doubt by the invalidity of the marriage." It all works like this. Americans anxious to marry in a hurry stream into the marriage offices where they are told they can be wed on the spot by proxy. Take the honeymoon and the paperwork wilt be there when you get home. Simple enough, but according to Rosado, there is only one official "marrying agency" in Mexico—the Civil Registry. And despite what the backroom lawyers say, marriage in Mexico, when it is done legally, is not much different than in the United States—a medical exam by a Mexican physician, two witnesses to certify there are no impediments to mar riage, no coercion, at least 18 years of age. Those are the requirements. How do the phony lawyers and marriage brokers get away with it? Simple enough. Anyone can buy official forms for 16 cents. After that a phony signature from the mayor and a judge and a phony seal, and there it is—a phony certificate that looks exactly like the real thing. The only difference,^ Rosado said, Is that nowhere is it recorded. No record, no marriage. What can the outraged American couple do? Very little, according to Hosado. "If you go in and say I've heard you are phony, they say, 'sue me,'" Rosado said. Aside from the outrage, the legal problems still exist, and they can be very real when proof of marriage is important. California law protects Americans who find their marriages are not valid. Rosado said if the marriage Is entered into In good faith, the couplp receive all the benefits of.a legally married couple. Federal law, however, Is different. Unless you are legally married, you are not a wife or widow in the eyes of tha law—a problem that can be perplexing and complex. And not only is your marriage invalid In the United States, but the Mexicans don't recognize it either. BUILD AMERICA WITH US Wickes bag PUN em AIL 'I installed PRICES GOOD THRU JUNE 14, 1973 Woodgrain Vinylface® PANELING Simulated woodgrain print, on 2 mil .vinyl, is adherred to 3-ply hardwood; it's beautiful and durable. Bleached Walnut Tudor Walnut Wormy Chestnut YOUR CHOICE 4mm 4'x8' Sht. Reg. 6.98 SAVE $1.00 Over 30 different panels in stock, including: MADERIA LAUAN $ , 39 Lovely panels with durable lacquer finish;, 3-ply hardwood construction. 3.6mm 4'x8' Sht. 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