Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on September 11, 1963 · Page 32
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, September 11, 1963
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Galesburg Regist-er-Mail, Golesburg, Wed, Sept. 11, 1963 Workings of Selective Service Explained as Act Is Extended EDITOR'S NOTE: Congress has extended the Selective Service Act for another four years, and the following article is designed to help those with service obligations understand the workings of the draft. Men between the ages of 18 and S5 will come under the Selective Service Law at least until July 1967. Congress has extended the program until then, and every male citizen and most aliens come under the provisions of the law. Every man must register within five days after his 18th birthday. This can be accomplished at any local board office, but the registrant's home address will determine where his records will always be kept, and which board will always deal with his case. Aliens born after Sept. 15, 1925, with a few exceptions, must register within six months after entering the United States, or at age 18, whichever is later. After registration, each man must keep his local board informed of any address change or any personal changes such as occupation, marital status or gaining dependents. Basis for Classification Sometime after registration the board will send each man a questionnaire, used to determine deferments and exemptions, or whether the individual should be inducted for two years' service. From this determination comes a man's classification, and there are five general classes with subdivisions. Class I recognizes the registrant's availability for service at some time or in some capacity. The subdivisions determine the degree of availability. Class I-A means available for military service. Men in this group are put into categories in order of priority for induction. In meeting quotas the board first summons men declared delinquent for failure to comply with the draft law. These are few in number in Knox County, accord­ ing to Mrs. Madge Mills, chief clerk of the local board, but be* comes a real problem in urban areas such as Chicago. Volunteers Second Next are the volunteers for in* duction. Then the board completes the quota by calling men between the ages of 19 and 26, oldest first. The present average age is about 23. Class I-A-0 means the individual is a conscientious objector to combatant duty, and may be inducted into the medical service. Class 1-0 means conscientious objection to all duty. Such individuals are usually assigned to a state mental hospital, according to Mrs. Mills. During and after completion of this work, the man's classification is I-W. There have been five con- New Windsor Social Groups Entertained NEW WINDSOR - Mrs. Fritz Wildermuth of Alexis was a guest at the meeting of Phills Club Sept. 4 at the home of Mrs. Vernum Wildermuth. The hostess presented game awards to Mrs. Lyle Anderson, Mrs. Ed Willhouse, Mrs. William Hubbard and Mrs. Charles W. Peterson. Mrs. Hilding Johnson and Mrs. L. L. Wallin were guests at the meeting of the Bunco Club Sept. 4, when Mrs. Emery Ziegenhorn was hostess at her home. Awards in the game were received by Mrs. E. G. Garrett and Mrs. Wallin, who held high and low score, respectively. Girl Scouts of Troop 427 spent the evening Wednesday with inter-patrol contests. The Rose patrol won the contest. Sandra Bird served the cookies to the group which she had made for her badge work. Treats were served by Lu Ann Friichtenicht and Pamela Foster. scientious objectors in Knox Coun ty in the past five years, accord ing to Mrs. Mills. Other subdivisions in the first class are I-C, member of the armed forces, the Coast and Geodetic Survey, or the Public Health Service; I-D, member of a reserve component, ROTC unit or accept ed aviation cadet unit; I-S, stu dent deferred until graduation from high school or age 20, or until the end of the academic year if in college, and I-Y, qualified for military service only in time of war or national emergency. Some Occupations Deferred ' Class II is for occupational de ferments. Class II-A means a man is in a critical occupation, such as engineering, II-C in agriculture and II-S in school. The only category in the third class is III-A, which means the registrant is a father, or undue hardship on dependents other than children would result from indue tion. Mrs. Mills said fathers are not taken at this time. In fact an expectant mother called the local office Monday, and when inform ed of this, breathed an audible sigh of relief. Prior to entering the service, any man can be classified in this category, regardless of previous rating. Class IV concerns those not Lotz Assumes New School Position WOODHULL—Herbert K. Lotz, psychologist for the Henry County Cooperative for Psychological Services has began his work for the following cooperative schools, Brian Bluff, Orion, Galva, Al- Wood, Andover, Annawan, Cambridge and Geneseo. He will have his office upstairs in the county office in Cambridge. Mrs. Albert G. Smith will be his part-time secretary. The county superintendent will take calls for Lotz when he is out working in the schools. eligible for induction. Class IV-A means prior military service, or a sole surviving son. Class IV-B is an official deferred by law, IV-C, an alien not currently liable; IV-D, a minister of religion or divinity student, and IV-F, not qualified for any military service because of physical, mental or moral rea sons. V-A Is Out Class V-A means a registrant is over the age of liability for military service, including reserves. When an individual satisfactor ily completes two or more years of duty, he is placed in either a IV-A or V-A category. If under 26 years of age, or if liability was deferred at any time, he receives the IV-A classification. Age 26 and over puts the man in the V-A status. Any discharge other than honorable-rates a IV-F classification. Exemptions and deferments differ. Exemptions are relatively permanent; deferments are temporary, and are reviewed periodically. Most deferments extend liability to age 35. Exemptions do not. The Knox County Board numbers five unpaid members, ,vith three constituting a quorum. They classify all men with a home address in the county. Decisions Appealed There is also a local appeal board, to which a registrant, dependent or employer can take the board's decision. If the appeal board's decision is unanimous, only the state and national director can take the case to the presidential appeal board. If the local appeal board's decision is not unanimous, then those with the right of first appeal can take the case to the presidential board. All action must be taken within 10 days of the mailing of the notice from the local board. The Knox County Board is located on the second floor of the Hill Arcade, Galesburg. Office hours are 8:30 to 5, Monday through Friday. East Africa Farm Adviser Visits at Orion CAMBRIDGE — Currently visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Anderson and their three sons of near Orion in Henry County is Edward James Mukiri, 28, of Kenya, East Africa. Mukiri, a farm adviser in Kenya, is in the Anderson home as part of his 6-month tour of the United States. He arrived in this country May 22. He spent a week at the 4-H Center in Washington, D. C, upon his arrival, and then stayed with three different farm families during the next two months. Since then, he has spent a week in Madison, Wis., at the Mid-Point office. . Mukiri is married and the father of two sons, 3 and' 1. He and his family live on a 7-acre holding at Nairobi, Kenya. His wife does the farming and raises coffee, bananas, maize, English potatoes and some vegetables. Attends College Mukiri attended the Uthiru Primary Schoool at Nairobi and then the Missionary African School in Kahete. He later attended Agricultural Training College at Embu in Kenya. According to Mukiri, the normal rainfall in Kenya is between 40 and 50 inches per year. In West Kenya, nearly 80 inches of rain falls each year. He stated that it rains nearly every clay at his home. Kenyan farming equipment is similar to equipment in the United States, according to Mu­ kiri. However, on small farms, they plow and plant by hand and not by machinery. The acreage on these farms is not large enough to merit the use of machinery. Especially impressive to Mu­ kiri in the United States are the highways, modern schools, and hospitals. He also reports that the topography of the United States is dif- 1 Ophiem Girl Serves Camp In Wisconsin OPHIEM — Miss Nancy Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Miller returned home Sept. 1 after spending 10 weeks of summer vacation as counselor at Camp Maccabee on Pelican Lake, near Rhinelander, Wis. Miss Miller began practice teaching on her return to Augustana College as an elementary major in her senior year. Miss Carol Harris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Harris, Ophiem, entered the School of Nursing Tuesday in Moltne Public Hospital. Miss Harris is a graduate of the Alexis High School. W. J. Nelson, Ophiem, accompanied the Reuben Bohman family of rural Alpha, to Mount Pleasant, Iowa, to attend the 14th' annual "Old Threshers Reunion." Kansas relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Briggs were expected to arrive here Saturday. They are Mrs. Mable Briggs of Inman and Mr. and Mrs. Duane Mowbray of McPherson. Michael Nelson, 4-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Nelson, was scheduled to enter Moline Public Hospital Sunday for observation and tests. The Robert Lambert family of Green Bay, Wis., have moved to the Paul Nelson home south of Ophiem on U. S. 150. Lambert is engineer at the WQAD television station, Moline. Mr. and Mrs. Thure Carlson and son Edward of Woodhaven, N. Y., arrived Tuesday to see their first grandchild David Arnold, infant son of Pastor and Mrs. Arnold Olson. (13) Be an Active Reader By The Reading Laboratory, Inc. Written for Newspaper Enterprise Association Unfortunately, many students when they study don't seem to realize that books and television are different; they try to study as though they were watching television. To make the difference clear, let's take a minute for review. You'll recall that as we've talked ferent from the "lay of the land" in Kenya. Mukiri will stay with the Andersons until Sept. 17. He will attend meetings and give lectures during his visit with them before going on to Tazewell, Adams, and Menard counties. He will sail from New York Nov. 26 and will continue via plane from London to his home. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! about texth >ks, we've stressed the necessity of studying in spurts, of overviewing for the main idea, of trying to get the most out of the maps and graphs, then of dip, g deeper and deeper into the text until you're finally down to the smallest details. This is work; it's an active thinking process. But when you watch a television set, everything's done for you. There's a picture, sound and generally a light story. You can turn off your brain and let the television do the work. Watching television is essentially a passive process. There's nothing wrong with that. As a matter of fact, it's good to relax that way at times. But don't try to study that way! Lots of students approach a book passively. They figure that if they have 50 pages of studying to do, all they need do is sit down, turn off their brains, and look at all the words. It just doesn't work. A book isn't a television set. A book can organize material for you but it's up to you to dig the facts out of the pages; you'll have to do the work. If you work hard and actively, using the techniques we've been discussing — surveying, thinking and resurvey- rng — you'll get at the facts. But if you wait for the facts to come to you ... well, it'll be a long wait. ' The best way to be sure you're reading actively is to develop yourself into a questioning reader. Before you start, quiz, yourself: What do you think you know about the topic? What do you expect this chapter to add to your knowledge? During your frrst survey, try to answer t h e questions, Who? What? Where? When? Why? How? On the second survey, ask the same questions, but answer the ones you didn't get the first time around. By your third chapter survey (the first sentence of each paragraph), you should have particular questions on the chapter to be answered. During the rapid reading of the entire text, turn the first sentence of each para* graph into a question — just Invert it — and answer it from the body of the paragraph. And then you're ready for the details — ask yourself which details can you figure out for yourself. Which ones need to be memorized? It's not really important which questions you ask. (Some students find role-playing very effective. If you were the Duke of Wellington, how would you attack Napoleon?) But it is important that you ask questions, that you're active, involved and thinking. When you're all finished, you can watch television and turn off your brain again. (NEXT: The why, when and how of memorizing.) AlWood Faculty Members Study During Summer WOODHULL - Several AlWood faculty members attended summer sessions at various colleges and universities during the summer months to earn additional credits. Among those attending the sessions were: Richard Clark arid Mrs. Eleanor Jane Keim, Western Illinois University, Macomb; Truman Nehls, NDEA Guidance and Coun­ selling Institute, Iowa State College at Cedar Falls, Iowa; Mrs. Dorothy Swanson, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N. M.; J. Boyd Lowery, Mrs. Ruth Riggle and Mrs. Geraldine Bubon, Western Illinois University, Macomb, and Mrs. Marjorie Johnson, Monmouth College, Moo- mouth. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS I

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