Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on September 11, 1963 · Page 21
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, September 11, 1963
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Service Pins To Be Given At Hospital Recognition awards for 420 years of service will be presented to employes of a Galesburg hospital Thursday. Silver pins will go to 39 em­ ployes at Galesburg State Research Hospital who have completed from 10 to 25 years of service in the Illinois Department of Mental Health. Aft awards ceremony will be held in the Hospital Auditorium at 2:30 p. m., followed by an informal reception for the honored employes. The families and friends of the award recipients have been invited to attend. Dean in point of service is Mrs. Nellie Lou Murphy, 484 Lawrence Ave., who will receive the 25- year pin. Other long-time em­ ployes are Miss Lovie JVinship, 20-year pin, and Richard L. Hurst, 15-year pin. Both are from Galesburg. Employes who will receive the 10-year award are Adah Adams, Marie Barstow, Edwin Becker, Leona Buck, Margaret Burgess, Harriet Calson, Glenn Campbell, Mildred Cherrington, Laura Mae Conrad, Neona Cooper, Josephine Courson, Phyllis Crummer, Ethel Darby, James Davis, Margaret Dinsmore, Louise Duncan, Harriet , Elder, Francena Elliott, Madeline Griffin, Margaret Hodgson, Mary Jackson, Edith Kennedy, Selma Kinast (retired), Florence Larson, Dorothy McDowell, Judith Mitchell, Eugenia Ramsey, Jake Saterfield, June Suydam, Lois Taylor, Lucile Taylor, Donald Thierry, Grace Thoureen, Iva Tingley, Dr. James D. Wang, Fern Westover and Serena Wilcoxen. Proclamations Note Week for Voters League Mayor Robert P. Cabeen today proclaimed the week of Sept. 17 as League of Women Voters Week in Galesburg. Earlier, similar proclamations by Governor Kerner and President Kennedy put the observance on state and national basis. These proclamations pointed out that the League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization working in the field of government and politics without supporting or opposing any candidates or political party. Signers indicated the league has aided in such projects as permanent registration, jury service for women, court reform, and planning for natural resources conservation. Mrs. William Johnson, president of the league in Galesburg, announced that although the group here has no special events planned for the week, it joins in the celebration through the local proclamation signed by the mayor. "We are proud of the accomplishments of the league, including those in Galesburg, where much work was done for court reform and continued voters' service to the community." She asked for continued public recognition and support of the work of the League of Women Voters. Compressed Air Saves Youngster In 50-Foot Fall NANCY, France (AP) - A 3- year-old boy became a human piston Tuesday in a fall down a 50-foot pipe. He broke an ankle but the compressed air saved him from more serious injury. Police said Jean Knochel stepped into an opening of a pipe 11 inches in diameter that houses an elevator counterweight. It took firemen two hours to free him. Former Resident Of Galesburg Complimented Mrs. Minnie Glenn of Inglewood, Calif., formerly of Galesburg, recently was honored at a surprise party at the home of her daughter, Mrs, Anne Clevenger in Inglewood. The occasion was Mrs. Glenn's 80th birthday anniversary. Mrs. Glenn is an active member of the First Methodist Church in Inglewood, where she has been a resident four years after leaving Galesburg. House Rams Truck SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (UPI) — A house ran into a truck here Tuesday. As truck driver Bui Tomson was towing the dwelling down a street, he suddenly found the way blocked by parked cars. Tomson hit the brakes; the house kept going. The runaway dwelling jackknifed the truck, smashed into its side and drove it across a lawn. Rock Island County Board Being Checked ROCK ISLAND, 111. (AP) - A housewife's query during a routine meeting has set off a two- sided investigation of the Rock Island County Board of Supervisors. As a result, Richard Stengel, state's attorney, began today checking records to determine whether any conflict of interest exists in contracts awarded by the supervisors during the last three years. Stengel said he also is preparing a suit to determine whether a bartender can legally serve as a supervisor. Both actions were authorized Tuesday by the supervisors at their monthly meeting. The subject arose when Mrs. Edward J. Kiely, a Milan housewife, appeared before the supervisors and said she had been informed that one of them is holding office illegally. Mrs. Kiely cited a state law which bans a person with an interest in liquor sales from holding an elective office. She referred to Marcel De Jaegher, the Hampton township supervisor employed as a bartender in East Mohne. The board directed Stengel to institute a friendly suit to test the constitutionality of the law as it applies to De Jaegher. De Jaegher then demanded a full check of all 38 supervisors to determine whether any are involved in a conflict of interest. The law specifies that no county board member can have a private interest in any contracts awarded by the board. Several members of the board said it is well known that at least a dozen of the board members are affiliated with firms that have contracts with the county. The board directed Stengel to check contracts dating back three years to determine if there have been any violations of the law. Continental Trailways Posts Changes Schedule changes effective Sept. 23 have been posted at the Continental Trailways bus depot in Galesburg. The American Buslines, Inc., which operates the nation-wide trailways, has filed an application with the Illinois Commerce Commission for permission to change services operating through some Illinois communities. Cities affected include Galesburg, Chicago and suburbs, Peoria, Quad-Cities, Kewanee and others. W. A. Cook, ticket agent in Galesburg, said the service change does not result in reduction of services. Those affecting the Galesburg area are: Run No. 14B will no longer serve the towns between Biggsville and Chicago but will operate in express service from Rock Island to Chicago. Run No. 6, a new service from Biggsville to Chicago, leaving at 10:55 p.m. and arriving in Chicago at 4:15 a.m. It will serve intermediate points in the same manner as presently served by Run 14B. Run No. 26 will leave Biggsville at 11 a.m. arriving at Galesburg at 11:50 a-m. and will continue to Peoria instead of Chicago. $610 an Acre Paid for Farm At Public Sale A 75-acre farm, located on a blacktop road one-half mile west of Maquon, drew a high bid of $610 an acre at a public sale, conducted Tuesday at the Knox County Courthouse. The per-acre price exceeded expectations of all persons concerned with the sale, it was reported. The farm, formerly the Louisa Selby farm, owned by Charles E. Selby and Blanche Courson, was purchased by Arlyn K. Mitchell of rural Maquon. The farmland was listed as prairie type soil. Improvements included a five-room bouse, wash house, barn, cattle and hay shed, corn cribs, two-stall garage, chicken house, and two wells Testimonal Fails CARLISLE, England (UPI) Mrs. Isobel Schofield was fined $8.20 Tuesday despite an impassioned defense by her lawyer, who asked leniency on the ground that "even her husband says she is a careful driver." Latische Raps Purchasing Of Skyway WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Frank J. Lausche, D-Ohio, said today that should Congress bail out the Chicago Skyway with taxpayers money it would be a "deliberate and wanton breach of trust." He termed it a ridiculous request and said it would amount to Congress handing out monetary rewards for poor judgment and management "while good management and judgment are penalized by having to help defray the careless and costly errors of others." "I hope that the Congress will not be guilty of such an act," he said. Lausche, in a prepared Senate speech, referring to a bill which would authorize the government to buy the 7Vfe-mile elevated toll- way over Chicago's South Side for $63,838,000 and turn it into a freeway. The bill, approved by the House Public Works Committee, provides that any money — which would have to be appropriated later — would come out of general treasury revenues and not from the highway trust fund. The bondholders last month took over operation of the Skyway, which was opened in 1958 and later incorporated into the interstate highway system, because of continued default on interest payments by the city. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! Nation Survey Shows Many Schools Continue Bible Reading Despite Court Ruling galesburg Register-Mail By WESLEY G. PEPPERT United Press International the Supreme Court or no, many school children across the land are continuing to read Bible verses and offer prayers. "We will continue to read the Bible until the Supreme Court stops us," said a supervising principal in the Greater Gallitzen School Area in Pennsylvania. "I just believe in the principle of Bible reading," said Edward J. Murphy, a father of eight and a grammar teacher in Cambridge, Mass. A United Press International survey today showed the most of the Bible reading and prayers are taking place in the East, where the history of education is tied closely to churches. In tfie West, whose levelopment was more recent, most schools are abiding by the Supreme Court decision. (In California, a suit has been filed to remove "In God We Trust" from money.) The Supreme Court ruled June 25, 1962, that the daily recital of an official state prayer in public schools, even though non-compulsory, offended the religious freedom guaranteed in the con­ stitution. Another ruling enforced the decision this summer. Board Orders Prayeri In New Jersey, the Hawthorne Board of Education ordered Bible reading continued when school resumed this month. City schools opened with the customary five verses from the Old Testament and the recitation of the Lord's Prayer. An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Unions said the devotions were "blatant and arrogant defiance." So far. the state has observed the Bible reading but has done nothing. At least nine Pennsylvania school districts voted to continue Grange Plans For Conclave In Galesburg HENDERSON GROVE - Henderson Grove Grange met Sept. 7 at the hall. Glenn Glass, chairman of the resolution committee, read the proposed resolution to be sent to the state meeting in October by the Grange. There was further discussion of the activities and work to be done by the local Grange, as host to the state meeting. Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Nelson are delegates to the convention and Mr. and Mrs. Rollo Fritz were nominated as alternates. The state Grange convention will be in Galesburg Custer Inn Oct. 2-5. The regular meeting of the Grange in October is cancelled due to the state meeting. Booster night will be held in connection with the home economics display of garden, flower, grain and other farm products, Sept. 21 and will be opened to the public. A program is being planned. The lecturer, Mrs. Rollo Fritz, gave a literary program, her theme being "Pride In Grange Membership." The following officers were elected for the coming year: Wesley Nelson, master; Rollo Fritz, overseer; Mrs. Glenn Glass, lecturer; Alvin Johnson, steward; Albert Yardc, assistant steward; Mrs. Leo Dykeman, chaplain; Clyde Patch,, treasurer; Mrs. Charles Brown, secretary; Lee Clute, gate keeper. Mrs. Clifford Ingersoll, Ceres; Mrs. Wesley Nelson, Pamona; Mrs. Vivion Larson, Flora; Mrs. Albert Yarde, lady assistant steward; Vivion Larson, new executive committee; Charles K. Johnson, flagbearer and Mrs. Lee Clute, as pianist. These officers will be installed Oct. 19. Mrs. Art Bloomer gave a report on the money made at the brunch breakfast in her home by Group I of the Grange. There were 15 Grange members who entertained the men's ward at Research Hospital last month and the next party will be Sept. 24. A thank you note was read from Mrs. Phil Moberg, who recently had surgery and is recuperating at home. Lunch was served by Mr. and Mrs. Roy Anderson and Mrs. Theresa Bybee. GALESBURG, ILL., WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11, 1963 SEC. 3 PAGE 21 Bible reading. However, State Atty. Gen. Walter E. Alessandroni warned school districts the high court left no loopholes in its decision, and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Instruction said "the trend" was to abide with the court's and attorney general's opinions. The New Wilmington A r e a Joint School Board in western Pennsylvania voted to continue Bible reading and recitation of the Lord's Prayer. It said students not wanting to participate may leave the room. Law Gets Rehearing A Florida Supreme Court ruling upholding the constitutionality of Florida's Bible reading law was remanded for a rehearing. State officials said all schools apparently were continuing Bible reading until a final decision is reached. In South Carolina, sate Supt. Jesse Anderson said a policy would continue of letting local classroom teachers conduct daily devotions as they see fit. City schools in Newport, Ky., sported signs s a y i n g, "Bring back the Bible." When the signs were taken down, students showed up with cards on shirts and dresses saying the same thing. Tennessee has a state law requiring home room teachers to begin each school day with th« reading of a Bible verse. Local school superintendents have interpreted silence from state officials as the green-iight to continue the reading. "I suppose they'll continue to do as they have been doing,'* Tennessee State Supt. J. Howard Warf said. There were no reports Tennessee schools have stopped the practice. School officials in Kansas and Missouri said they did not issua special instructions on prayer of Bible reading. They said it was on a voluntary basis and left it up to the individual teacher. War Veterans Monument Moved ALPHA—-The Oxford Township Veterans monument of World War If, which has been located on the property recently purchased by Wayne Lutrcll on the corner lot of Main and U. 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