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Friday, September 13, 1963
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2 Galesburg Register-MoiL G ^lesburg, III. Friday, Sept. 13, 1963 Charge Pilot of Ill-Fated Plane Flew Explosives NEW HAVEN, Conn. (UPI) — The pilot in a mystery-shrouded airliner crash, caused by an explosion, frequently carried arms and ammunition on his flights between Miami and New York, it was charged in federal court today. Some of the arms were sold tb Cuban exiles, accord; c J ing to charges made by an Train Merger Hearing Set For Oct. 31 Illinois Commerce Commission announced today it will hear oral arguments Oct. 31 at Chicago on the proposed consolidation of Trains 36 and 12, and 11 and 35 by the Burlington Railroad. A number of cities along the railroad's route between Chicago and Quincy, including Galesburg, have objected to the Burlington proposal. At two hearings earlier this year, the railroad claimed that consolidation of Trains 12 and 36 eastbound and 11 and 35 westbound into one train each way is necessary to cut revenue loss. Objectors have maintained that such a move would leave inadequate transportation. The railroad has gone ahead with its consolidation despite a "resuspension" order from the ICC until hearings on the case are completed. The railroad has said that it will abide by a -final d :sion issued by the commis sion but found it necessary to consolidate to save $85,000 a year. The commerce commission in dicated that it opposed the rail road's consolidation before a final decision is reached. It ordered the railroad to restore the four trains because it has not completed investigation. RIVER STAGES St. Louis—0.6 fall 1.6. Beardstown—9.8 rise 0.3. Havana—5.9 rise 0.2. Peoria—11.8 rise 0.2. LaSalle—10.4 fall 0.3. Grafton—15.0 rise 0.1. Keokuk—2.0 faU 0.1. . Dubuque—7.0 no change. Davenport—3.7 rise 0.1. Burlington—7.1 fall 0.3. READ THE WANT ADS! Extra Fine GLADS $1.00 and $1.50 doz. MUMS All the Fall Colors 50c and 75c per doz. Nicely Arranged Vases. Reasonably Priced. Chas. S. Griffin Ph. 343-9976 919 Brown Ave. attorney involved in insur ance litigation. The plane crashed on Jan. 6, 1960, in North Carolina, killing 34 persons, including Julian Frank, 32, Westport, Conn., businessman whose life had been insured a few months earlier for $1 million, and pilot Dale H. Southard, Miami, of National Airlines. Frank was the husband of the former Janet Wagner of Galesburg, 111. The plane, a DC6B, was ripped apart in the air by the explosion and plunged into a marshy area near the town of Bolivia, N.C. Three days later Frank's mutilated body was found in the surf of Kure Beach on the Atlantic Ocean, about 16 miles from the crash site. The Occidental Insurance Company of California, which held $500,000 of Frank's policies, claimed that Frank committed suicide by blowing up the plane. In opposition to this, the charge filed today said: ". . .There are indications that gunpowder was being carried aboard the National Airlines DC6B being piloted by Mr. Southard that crashed at Bolivia, N.C." Some time ago, the insurance company started civil action against Frank's widow seeking a judgment that it would not have to pay the $500,000. The policy contained a provision that if the insured died by suicide, the company's liability would be limited to the amount of the premiums paid, in this case $2,757.60. Frank's widow, former blonde fashion model, who now is Mrs. Joseph F. Rafferty of San Francisco, has taken court action to collect the money. The charge that Southard carried arms between New York and Miami was made in papers filed in Mrs. Rafferty's name in U.S. District Court by her lawyer, Morgan P. Ames, of Stamford, Conn. Southard allegedly held a controlling interest "in the Gunn Shop, Inc., Miami Shores, Fla'. Ames stated that Southard "used to purchase the merchandise for The Gunn Shop when he was in New York City on National Airlines flights." In Miami, the charge said, Southard would take the arms and ammunition to the Gunn Shop, "where it was sold to the general public, including Cubans residing in the Miami area who required arms and ammunition for certain purposes." National Airlines refused any comment, pointing out it was not a party to the litigation. GALESBURG really likes that new Double size Double value CHICAGO SUNDAY TRIBUNE It's the same big, complete Sunday newspaper sold in Chicago-—10 or more great sections including America's finest TV WEEK MAGAZINE with the entire week's program listings for every TV station your set can reachl MO INCREASE IN PRICE! To reserve your copy, phone GALESBRG NEWS AGENCY 29 EAST SIMMONS STREET PHONE 343-5214 WHY UNWED FATHERS PANIC AND RUN See Sunday's Tribune Magazine Cedar Street Views Given Commission The Illinois Commerce Commission took under advisement Thursday a petition to close Cedar Street railroad crossing in Galesburg and a decision is expected in a few weeks. Attorneys for the Santa Fe Railway, the petitioner, and the Cedar Street Citizens Committee, the objectors, appeared before a 5-man ICC board in Chicago Thursday. Final decision will come from the board, but legal authorities have said that any of the parties involved in the controversy could appeal to Circuit Court. Railway Attorney Robert Batc- son and Sen. Hudson B. Sours (R-Pcoria), attorney for the citizens committee, summed up their arguments stressing the desirability of a new depot in Galesburg and the safety factor involved in closing Cedar Street for vehicles. Representatives Attend The Santa Fe plans to build a new freight-passenger depot if ICC approves its petition to close Cedar Street. Sours was accompanied at the hearing by John C. Newell Jr., a partner, and Mrs. Guy Gibson and Mrs. Sam Andree, members of the citizens committee. Objectors claimed that (here is ample room for a depot without closing the street. Sours pointed out the evidence of Fire Chief Wayne Nelson in regard to time saved by fire trucks in answering alarms, when Cedar Street is used. He also reviewed Police Chief William Miller's testimony on the value of the street for emergency police vehicles. Hearings were held earlier this year in Chicago and Galesburg with Cedar Street Citizens Committee and the city objecting to the street closing. The Chamber of Commerce has backed the Santa Fe plans, and a new City Council elected April 2 has indicated its desire to see a $157,000 depot even if it means closing the street for vehicles. Plan Group Ponders Zone Change After considering a petition from the Medical Arts Clinic for about an hour Thursday, the City Plan Commission decided to hold a public hearing on extending the commercial zone northward, on Seminary Street. Reclassification of the street would permit the clinic to expand to the north and west at the northwest corner of Grove and Seminary streets. Seminary Street between Main and Peck streets is at present classified as commercial and an extension of the classification is sought to Losey Street. Commission members said this would be the only possible way for the clinic to get adjoining property reclassified from multi-family. Ernest Combes, city plan consultant, said he saw no reason why the street should not be commercialized, as such a classification is favored for Seminary from Main to Fremont in the future. Changing the classification to commercial has been considered before, and residents in the area have raised no objections. Mayor Objects Mayor Cabeen, chairman of the commission, opposed any change in classification at this time "because I find it hard to explain this move to people who inquire about it from me." He charged that the commission seems to be doing this only to accommodate the clinic rather than having the betterment of the city in mind. Four doctors serve the clinic, and claim that expansion of the clinic betters the whole community. Owners of the clinic have twice before petitioned the commission for requests to permit a building expansion. The commission turned down a request to amend a zoning ordinance which would have allowed construction of medical clinics in residential areas. In other business, the commission decided to recommend to the City Council annexation of streets to allow for orderly growth of the city. The streets are Grand Avenue from east city limits to East Avenue and East Avenue from Grand Avenue to McMaster. Approve Schools Requests to operate nursery schools and a kindergarten at Grace Episcopal Charch and Covenant Church were approved unanimously. A public hearing was held on amending the zoning ordinance to Knox Presses for Stickell's Custody Word was being awaited here today whether the U.S. marshal will stop off here with Lawrence Stickell, former Galesburg attorney, en route to Denver, Colo., where federal charges against Stickell have been filed. Knox County Judge Daniel J. Roberts this morning phoned his request to Joseph N. Tierney, U.S. marshal in Chicago; the government attorney who appeared Thursday afternoon at a hearing before C. S. Bentley Pike, U.S. commissioner in Chicago and the Department of Prisons in Washington, D. C. A telegram was expected later today stating whether the request would be granted. Should Stickell not be permitted to make an appearance in court here on his way to Denver, extradition proceedings would be necessary later for his return to Galesburg, it was indicated. Chief interest in having Stickell in court here was to find out, if possible, what happened to the funds in the Clara Beacham Swanson estate, for which Stickell is executor. A report in the estate, filed in court here, indicated the balance in the estate was in excess of $93,000. Also pending in Knox County Court is an action for Stickell to show cause why he should not be removed as executor of the estate. Request for removal was made by counsel for First Christian Church, Monmouth, one of the beneficiaries in the estate. No information was available as to when the lawyer would be transferred from Chicago to Denver, but receipt of papers from Denver would be necessary before he was taken to that city, it was reported. Stickell waived preliminary hearing Thursday before a U.S. commissioner on charges of fraudulently cashing two checks in the sum of $93,000 through the Byers (Colo.) State Bank. A deal by Stickell and associates for purchase of the Byers bank has been under investigation by a federal grand jury in Denver. Commissioner C.S. Bentley Pike ordered Stickell turned over to the U.S. marshal. Stickell's attorney. George Cotsirilos, said his client would not make bond, indicating the marshal's office soon will take him to Denver. Attorneys for the Small Business Administration, which has filed suit accusing him of diverting proceeds of a federal loan, met Stickell Thursday as he was returned to the marshal's office. Stickell, 46, failed to post $10,000 surety bond Monday in an appearance before the commissioner and has since been held in the federal tier of Cook County Jail. Earlier Monday, he had been released from the East Moline State Hospital. He had been committed at his wife's request to the mental institution on Aug. 19. In the SBA suit, Stickell and two associates are accused of misappropriating $300,000 in federal funds loaned to Midwest Capital Corp. The SBA contends some of the loan money was used to buy control of the First State Bank of Westmont, since closed by the stale, and liquidated, Stickell and Lester Brock of Deerfield, 111., and Norman Weaver, a Galesburg auto dealer, had acquired operating control of Midwest Capital from Horace W. Beeler of Sterling, 111. The Weather Kay to Pdga 1 W«ath«r Strip* Brown—Storm yellow-Fair Bad—Warm Blue—Cold NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Fair and quite cool tonight. Lo>v tonight 4048. Sunny and warmer Saturday High in the 70s. IOWA: Generally fair and wann­ er tonight and Saturday. Low tonight 50. High Saturday generally in the 70s. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Fair and quite cool tonight. Low in upper 40s, lower in the suburbs. Saturday sunny and warmer. High around 70. Sunday outlook, fair and warmer, GALESBURG AND VICINITY Fair and quite cool tonight. Low tonight 40-48. Sunny ana warmer Saturday. High in the 70s. Illinoi* 5-Day Extended Forecast NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Tempera tures will average about four degrees above normal. Normal highs, 73-78. Normal lows, 50-56. Warmer about Saturday, Sunday and Monday with not much change in temperatures indicated about Tuesday or Wednesday. Precipitation will total less than one-tenth of an inch in scattered showers about Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, S7; morning's low, 44. Sky cloudy, wind out of the northeast. (Thursday's maximum, 72; midnight, 51.) Sun rose today at 6:38 a. m., sets at 7:13 p. ni. Humidity, 64%. reclassify an area at South Farnham south to Clay Street, so that a minimum of 7,500 square feet per lot will be permitted instead of 10,000 feet. Paul Weller of Galesburg will develop a 45-lot subdivision there. The property is now owned by the D. B. Swanson estate. The commission voted to recommend the reclassification and approved an amendment to the zoning ordinance to provide for re- platting of corner lots in residence areas so as to obtain more width. GOP Groups Plan Outings At Oquawka Two Republican organizations have scheduled outings this weekend at Oquawka, both featuring a fish fry. The Knox County Republican Veterans League will hold its affair at Swanee's Cottage on the Mississippi River Saturday, starting at 4 p.m. with a social hour, followed by the fish fry. Robert T. McLoskey of Monmouth, representative from the 19th Congressional District, will address the Republican Veterans assembly after the fish fry. Heading arrangements for the vets affair are Fred B. Coakley, Robert Peck and Kenneth Mullenix. Peck is league chairman. All Republican Party followers are invited to attend. The other GOP group is the Henderson County Republican organization whose get-together and fish fry will be held Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in Delebar State Park at Oquawka. Clarence C. Neff of Stronghurst, representative from the 50th District in the Illinois General Assembly and chairman of the Henderson County group, reported that all announced Republican candidates have been inviited as guests at the rally. Other members of the Henderson County Republican Central Committee assisting with the rally are Loren Vai. Doren, Raritan; Don Smith, Terre Haute; Ed Farqubar, Lomax; John Dannenberg, Carman; Waldo Erickson, Media; Rilious Anderson, Seaton; James C. Alecock and Roy Hoskins, of Oquawka; WenJale Gray, Gladstone, and Ben Hill, Biggsville. Shriners Fish Fry Scheduled For Saturday The Galesburg El Bon Shrine Club annual fish fry will be held Saturday, starting at 2 p. m. at the Shelter-of-the-Woods in the John J. Sutor timber, midway between Galesburg and Wataga off U.S. 34. Trap shoot, horseshoes and other features are planned. Master Masons are eligible to attend this afternoon and evening entertainment. The club will in stall markers to help all to reach the shelter area. This stag affair was originally slated Aug. 24 and was postponed because of weather and road conditions. However, more than 50 members from points in Iowa and elsewhere showed up, since they had not received word of the postponement. They were accommodated by local club members, and invited to return for the. new date. BUFFETS Serving 5 to 9 P.M. a Serving 11:30 A.M. to 4 P.M. •Sunda Featuring BEEF, HAM, CHICKEN And an ARRAY of Hot and Cold Foods for your dining pleasure. *2.00 Per Person Under 9 or over SI $1.50 Infant* Free) 233 I. Galesburg, Simmons St. Illinois BUILDING MOVES TO NEW HOME—The old Kent Clinic Building was being moved from North Seminary Street to a new location at 997 E. Main St. today. A 40-whcel rig was under the 120-140 ton structure as it edged along East Main Street, across the Burlington tracks to its new site. Sunny Wong, who now owns the building is undecided what he will do with it once it is emplaced. 'Supervision 9 Adequate In Moving Brick Building By ROBERT LE MAY Sid e w a 1 k superintendents were having a field day in Galesburg today as movers edged the old Kent Clinic Building east on Main Street. Three days ago the movers, headed by David Wainer, began placing the 40 wheels under the building, estimated to weigh 120140 tons. Thursday night it was pulled from the basement at its old location, next door to the local Farm Bureau Building on North Seminary Street. It sat overnight on that street after the 40-wheel rig was straightened out. Difficulty struck during the night when one tire blew out, and reports say the explosion was heard as far away as North Fremont Street, 11 blocks north. But the axle was jacked up this morning, the tire was quickly replaced and the moving began. Linemen from the Intra State Telephone Co. and Illinois Power Co. were busily clambering poles to clear wires from the path of the building. Faces peered out at the phenomenon as it eased past various business establishments on East Main Street, and a crowd varying in size from 50 up kept a critical eye on the project. One woman was overheard to breathlessly gasp to a companion, "That building weighs 140 lbs.", but she was quickly corrected. Fred Balagna of Farmington is towing the building to its new location at 997 E. Main St., site of the Canton Cafe. Balagna said he hopes to complete the moving by tonight. Motorists and policemen were hoping so, too, because traffic was halted for the huge structure. But the movers reported everyone was taking the inconvenience in good spirits, "probably because the thing is so big," said Balagna and Gene Myers, who "pinned" the building (got the building ready for moving). Smaller buildings usually cause some nasty comments, they said. « : The movers were concerned over getting the structure across the Burlington tracks. As Balagna pointed out, wooden buildings will flex a bit, but brick and con- create won't. However, he felt the pnuematic tires would take care of the problem. One other difficulty the movers face is the traffic island in Main Street at the destination. Maneuvering will be difficult because of it, Myers said. Sunny Wong, who runs the cafe and purchased the building from Wainer for $12,000, said this morning he is not sure what he will do with the building once it is in place. He is considering making it into a residence and renting it, but he said this was just an idea. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! RUSC0 Industries proudly announces the appointment of Mr. W. N, "Red" Stangland as distributor in this area for the new DeForest-Rusco Window Co. 2200 GRAND AVENUE GALESBURG, ILLINOIS Mr. Stangland, formerly with H. S. Price RUSCO Co., Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has a wide background of service with homeowners, contractors, architects and builders. He puts all of his emphasis on satisfaction to the customer by giving them the finest in products and service. You will find Mr. Stangland both friendly and helpful on any of your window or door needs. Sincerely, R. W. Brownfield Director of Sales Rusco Division, Rusco Industries Read the Register-Mail Want Ads 4 •

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