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If 2 Galesburg Register-Mail, Galesburg, 111, Saturday, Sept, 14, 1963 Council to Resume Debate on Number Of Liquor Permits By ROBERT LeMAY A topic that touched off an hour's debate at the last city council meeting will be tackled again Monday night. The first item on the agenda for Monday's meeting will be the second reading of an ordinance authorizing an increase in the number of liquor licenses in the city. The situation arose last month when a group of investors, headed by Paul Peck, told aldermen they wanted to build a motel where the Galesburg Club now stands online northwest corner of Prairie and Ferris streets. The investors wanted assurance that the motel could have a liquor license for a bar before the project was initiated. Quota Filled The present quota of .licenses for the city is 30 and 'all are taken. An increase of 10 has been mentioned, but council members said at the Sept. 4 meeting that they had no idea how this figure was reached. Most of them appeared to favor an increase of one or two, but no definite commitment was made, and the figure was left blank in the ordinance. Opposition to the Increase was led principally by church people — ministers and lay members. Dr. Kermit Petersen, pastor of First United Presbyterian Church, said he spoke on behalf of his 1,000-member church in opposing the ordinance. The church is across the street, east of the proposed site. Also opposing it were Dr. Joseph Hoffman, pastor of First Methodist Church, and Rev. Dale Catlin, pastor of the Evangelical United Brethren Church. Mrs. Keith Peterson, president of the Galesburg United Church Women, spoke against it also, but indicated she did not speak for the entire group. However, later in the week, the group met and backed her stand. Mayor Robert Cabeen told the entire assembly that he was "unalterably opposed" ' to the ordinance. " This put him on the opposite, of the aldermen, who appeared unanimously to back the plan to increase the number of licenses. Conoco in Favor On another front in the campaign to obtain a liquor license for the motel, Peck has circulated petitions to obtain the assent of adjacent property owners. Mayor Cabeen questioned Mayors Seek Training For Police JACKSONVILLE, 111. (AP) — The Central Illinois Mayors Association has proposed a university- operated training program for new police officers hired by Illinois cities. A resolution adopted Friday at the association's monthly meeting proposes that the Illinois Police Training Institute broaden its program to provide several weeks in residence for the new policemen. The institute is a division of the University of Illinois Extension Service. Mayor Emerson Dexter of Champaign, association president, said he would consult with officials of the U of I and the Illinois Municipal League regarding the proposed program. Nelson Howarth, mayor of Springfield, said such a professional program would be superior to on-the-job training of new policemen by veteran police officers. The association includes mayors of Central Illinois cities with more than 25,000 population. the validity of one of the signers, Harry Swanson for the Continental Oil Co. property at the northeast corner of Waters and Prairie streets. Swanson's signature was backed today by R. W. Abrahamson, Chicago Division manager, who wrote Cabeen that his company favored granting the license. Four recommendations from the City Plan Commission will be considered by the council Monday. Weller Home Construction is asking a reclassification from RlA to RIB for the property on the west side of Farnham Street, on the south side of Clay Street and north of the Peoria branch of the Burl|ngton Railroad. The second and third arc requests from the Episcopal and Covenant churches to operate nurseries and kindergartens. The fourth concerns an amendment to the zoning ordinance to allow re- platting corner lots. The final one is a recommendation that the city annex Grand Avenue from the eastern city limits to East Avenue, and East Avenue from Grand Avenue to McMasters Avenue. Only the streets are involved, and this would make way for future growth of the city in that area. Other ordinances up for consideration include authorizing three 12-minute parking meters on the east side of Prairie Street, south of Simmons Street, and amending the zoning ordinance to permit clinics to be established in R-3 districts by special permit. A pre-council meeting will begin at 7 p.m. between the council and city employes' representatives. The actual meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Credit Union Treasurer Admits Theft DAVENPORT, Iowa (UPD — A credit union treasurer has confessed to embezzling "about $45.000" during the last 20 years and said he used part of the money for Florida vacations and a trip to the Rose Bowl. Police said John Brockman, 64, Davenport, admitted the shortage in a signed statement taken by credit union officials at his hospital bed. Brockman, for 27 years the treasurer of the Victor Credit Union at the Bcndix Corp. plant in Davenport, was reported in serious condition at Davenport Hospital where ho is under treatment for cirrhosis of the liver. Police said no action would be t;.kcn until Brockmnn's condition improves. The shortage was disclosed after Brockman was hospitalized. The loss was covered by bond. Brockman's confession stated he started taking the money in .1.943 or 1944 when "my mother took sick," police said. "I know about $45,000 to $46,000 is missing," a Sept. 6 statement said. "I covered the loss by taking sheets out of ledgers. I kept enough accounts out of the books to cover the loss." Brockman said he used the money for several Florida vacations and a California trip to see the University of Iowa football team play in the Rose Bowl. He said he also used the money for insurance premiums and for "living expenses." "I was living beyond my means," his statement said. SEEKS MILLION—Mrs. Joseph F. Raffcrty, the former Janet Wagner of Galesburg, seeks a million dollar insurance settlement for the death of her first husband, Julian Frank, right, in a Federal court at Westport, Conn. The insurance firm contends (tenth was a suicide and only offers to refund the $2,757.60, the amount of the premium. Mrs. Raffcrty now resides in San Francisco. UNIFAX YMCA Fall Schedule To Commence A new program and a meeting of parents will begin the YMCA fall events Monday. At the meeting in the Jungle Room at 7:30 p.m., officers will be elected. John Helford, swimming instructor, and Thomas Brown, Indian program guide, will deliver talks to the parents. In the youth program, gym and swimming classes will be held twice a week, and a new handi craft program on Saturday morn ings will provide instruction in leathercraft, basketry, mosaic til ing, craftstrip and woodcraft. Ex pert instruction in baton wirling will be offered to girls on Saturday afternoons beginning Sept. 28 Handball, volleyball, basketball, weightlifting and swimming will be offered to men. Classes in gymnastics and swimming for worn en will meet weekly. A new coed swimming class will be offered Thursday evenings. The pool will be open for swimming on Saturdays from 6-7 p.m. for family groups. Plans are still being formed for courses in beginning and advanced bridge, investments, law, square dancing, sewing and others. Competitive swimming for boys and girls will begin early in October as will six basketball leagues. carmvwmctbf- fanon Inr rate Contact nwtafajrJ DEAN HILL 174 N. Academy Pboof 845 -133* JH #21033 i* attic** aiaaokBL lljinrli Vacationers Honored Mr. and Mrs. Walter Messam of Inglewood, Calif., are visiting here with Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Mower and family. The Messams were guests of honor Friday at a dinner party at Holiday Inn. Later in the evening the guests got together socially in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Sullivan. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Keith Webber and Mrs. Leroy Dew of Monmouth. They were former employes of the Illinois Bankers Assurance Co. of Monmouth. Mrs. Messam, the former Edith Hatcher of Springfield, plans to visit in Springfield before returning to California. Kay Foley Heads Hague Hustlers 4-H The Hague Hustlers 4-H Club held its monthly meeting at Roy Smith's Clubhouse Thursday evening. New officers for the year were elected as follows: Kay Foley, president; Kathy Thompson, vice president; Nancy Clay, secretary; treasurer, Denny Shimel; program chairman, Chris Thompson; club representative Susan Foley; recreation chair men, Brad Ziegler and Pat Foley Those serving on the telephone- calling committee will be Diana Lee Carlson and Marty Ziegler Steve Tolley will be the new re porter. Denny Shimel led the group in recreation and refreshments were served by the Wiley Shimel fam iiy. Stickell Stopover Here for Quiz Is Okayed by U.S. Atty. Lawrence Stickell will be in Knox County Court Tuesday at 2 p.m. in connection with a hearing in the Clara Beacham Swanson estate, of which he is executor, authorities announced this morning. Stickell's appearance will be on a writ of habeas ' corpus for the purpose of B'nai B'rith Votes to Back United Fund Dr. Lester Ernstein, president will lead a delegation from the local B'nai B'rith Lodge to the Central Illinois Council, at Dan ville Oct. 6. The decision was made Friday night. Melvin Schiewitz was elected vice president of the local lodge to fill a vacancy. The lodge voted full support to the upcoming Knox County United Fund drive after Dr. A. L Koratsky told the group of the drive's function. Neff Appointed To Commission On Parkway State Rep. Clarence E. Neff (R - Stronghurst) has received two appointments from House Speaker John W. Lewis Jr. He was named to an interim committee to study civil defense compacts and to the Mississippi Scenic Parkway Commission. The commission was established by the General Assembly with a $12,000 appropriation to study recreation and conservation areas and facilities along the Mississippi River in northwestern Illinois. DINE TONIGHT — at the r— AmetUocut Beauty , , . Enjoy Our Homemade Hot Breads and Pies TASTY FOODS AT SiNSliU PRICES . . . SPECIAL CHILDREN'S MENU Walnut Room Available for Parties 308 East Main Street Galesburg, III. W. Berliner Tells Gains In Germany "Life in West Berlin Today" was the topic of a talk by Randolph Granzer, former exchange student at Galesburg High School, at the Exchange Club luncheon held at the Custer Inn Friday. Granzer, who was at GHS nine years ago, was introduced by Don Anderson, a graduate of the same class. Granzer pointed out that, although the West Berliners have municipal government headed by Mayor Willy Brandt, the former allied four powers, France, Great Britain, the U. S. and Russia, still control the city politically. Granzer also stated that the citizens of West Berlin have no voice or vote in the affairs of the Republic of West Germany. He said though, that the German people are confident that Germany will one day be reunited, Berlin again being I he capital of the nation. In fact, the West Germans have provided the funds for rebuilding the Reichstag and presidential palace in West Berlin, which ai'e in readiness for the time of reunification. The speaker also told of the problems of the isolated 2.5 million citizens. The city must support many thousands of war widows, refugees, beatniks and many others who for one reason or another are not gainfully employed. In spite of this and transport problems, West Berlin is enjoy ing unprec edented prosperity along with West Germany, due to the vast job of rebuilding the nation and city after World War II, he reported. He also stated that Germany's prosperity was due in a large measure to American aid. Helps Understanding Because tew Europeans can afford to travel to the United States, they have many misconceptions of what America is really like, Granger said. Manv wrong impressions of the American people are gained from their casual contacts with some tourists and some of the armed forces. The fact that a native German has lived in the U.S. for a period of time such as the exchange students do, help the German people to better understand the U.S. and helps to counteract some of the wrong ideas they have about America. Therein lies the exchange student program's value, Granzer said. He has been in this locality four weeks on a review trip of his high school days investigation of America, and is to stay two more weeks, most of the time at the home where he lived while at high school, that of the Homer Browns at 684 Olive St. Delegate Named Preceding the guest's talk L. R. Winsauer was elected delegate to the National Exchange Club convention to be held in October at San Juan, Puerto Rico. Winsauer is Illinois state president of Exchange. It was also announced that the Galesburg Exchange Club was sponsoring the formation of a new Exchange club at Spring Valley. testifying', issued by Judge Daniel J. Roberts. A telegram was received this morning from James V. Bennet, Director of Prisons, Washington, D. C, containing authorization for Joseph N. Tierney, U. S. marshal in Chicago, to produce Stickell in state court at Galesburg on a proper writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum. The telegram also stated, "we understand he will be needed for only a few hours." Receive Assurance Following receipt of the telegram, Sheriff Max E. Jones and State's Atty. Donald C. Woolsey were in telephone communication with a deputy U. S. marshal in Chicago who said Stickell would be here for the scheduled hearing. Judge Roberts was in telephone contact Friday with Marshal Tierney and the U. S. attorney in the case and later contacted the office of the Director of Prisons in Washington. A petition for the writ to have Stickc'l present at the hearing was filed by counsel for First Christian Church, Monmouth, one of the beneficiaries of the Swanson estate. Previously this beneficiarv filed a petition in court for removal of Stickell as estate executor, in which mismanagement was alleged. The court set a hearing for Aug. 19, on a current report in the estate filed by Stickell and also a hearing for him to show cause why he should not be removed. When Stickell (ailed to appear on that date a writ for his arrest for contempt was issued. Th'' same day, a warrant for Stickell was to appear at a scheduled hearing before C. S. Bentley Pike, U. S. commissioner. This hearing, it appeared, was in connection »<ith federal charges filed at Denver, Colo. Was at Hospital Stickell was admitted to East Moline State Hospital, Aug. 19, on netition of his wife, a"f* n mna- nied by a psychiatrist's certificate that he was in need of mental treatment. He was released from the hospital Monday and taken by a deputy U. S. marshal to Chicago, where Thursdav it was directed that he be turned over to the I'. S. marshal and it was indicated he would be taken to Denver. College to Open Tuesday With Enrollment of 1,122 Knox College will open its 1963-64 academic term Tuesday with an enrollment of 1,122 students. Allan P. Christiansen, director of admissions, said that 77 per cent of t'...' year's 31/ fresh en ranked in the upper quarter of their high school gra^ T ating Masses; 45 per cent were in the upper 10 oer cr The 1963 freshman class includes a National Merit Scholar, George W. Hinrichs III, 1722 Jeffe--".. St burg. He is a graduate of Galesburg Se^'or High School. A total of 126 new students have won Illinois State Scholarships for study while - at Knox. The class will include students from 22 states other than Illinois. Students from five foreign countries also will be in the group. The total enrollment figure is 18 less than last year. Workmen have been refurbishing buildings and other facilities at the college during the summer. One project has been the remodeling of the fourth floor of Science Hall into a large classroom, an air-conditioned and humidity controlled instrumentation laboratory for the chemistry department and a genetics laboratory equipped with temperature and humidity controls and equipment which will allow experiments to be conducted under bacteria-free conditions. Major construction activity this summer has focused on the new Fine Arts Center on the east side of the campus. Exterior of the $2.5 million structure is expected to be fairly complete by the time winter weather arrives. The building is scheduled for completion in mid-1964. The curriculum will be supple- NEW AGENT NAMED—Harold A. Beaumont was appointed Santa Fe Railway agent here this month. He succeeds George A. Cridland, who retired after more than 48 years service. Beaumont began working for the railroad at Chillicothe in 1926 as a telegraph apprentice. Prior to his most recent promotion, he was assistant chief dispatcher at Shopton, Iowa, where he had worked since 1946. Birth Record Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Dean Fay, 1385 Lane Ave., a boy Friday at 8:46 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Johnson Victoria, Route 1, a boy Friday at .11:15 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. William Fox North Henderson, a boy today at 2:47 a. m. Born at St. Mary's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Adams 3000 Lincoln Park Dr., a boy Fri day at 1:30 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Bundren, 1048 Grand Ave., a boy to d v at 3:10 a. m. Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Allison, Abingdon, a boy today at 9:58 a. m. Darrah Lodge Sets Celebration The local William Darrah Ma sonic Lodge will sponsor a Prince Hall Day Celebration at Bethesda Baptist Church Sunday at 2:30 p. m. Percy Robinson of Chicago will deliver the main address entitled "Prince Hall and Prince Hall's Masons Today.". The right wor shipful grand lecture of Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Milton Pitts, wil also attend the event. Anniversary Noted Carlisle Smith of Knoxville recently addressed the National Society of New England Women in Geneseo on the 176th anniversary, Sept. 17 of the Constitution, which he observed guarantees that the individual's liberty remain inviolate. READ THE WAN'l ADSI $630 an Acre Is Paid for Farmland A sale Tuesday at the Knox County Courthouse in which a 75- acre Knox County farm was sold for $610 an acre was topped in a sale this morning, also at the courthouse. A top bid of $630 an acre was received for a farm tract, containing 53.85 acres and located along 111. 41, three miles north of Abingdon. Purchaser of the farm was Ray Kreig of Galesburg, who it was reported, will move to the farm. The farm was part of the Fern Peacock estate, of which Esther Stegall is administrator. Improvements include a six-room house, garage, and combination machine shed and corn crib. The land was listed as brown silt loam soil. Auctioneers for this week's two high sales were Lewis G. Marks and his son, Michael R. Marks. READ THF WANT ADS! J. Jbr yourwuqfyf Appears Every Tuesday and Friday FOR PERSONAL ADVICE WRITE TO PENNY" «/a Galesburg Register-Moil. Mortician at Conference In Springfield Richard E. Pearson, of Hirich- liff & Pearson, 287 N. Broad St has returned from a two-day regional conference sponsored by the Order of the Golden Rule in Springfield. The meeting consisted of addresses and discussions by experts on funeral service to inform members on current trends in the funeral profession and to help them modernize their facilities and services rendered to families. The Order of the Golden Rule has members on five continents Membership places emphasis on ethics, facilities and professional standards. Suffers Burns MAQUON — Everett Myers, a former resident, is recovering from severe burns he received recently while mowing his yard. His power mower ran out of gasoline, and when he proceded to refill the tank, the heat from the engine caused a spontane- ocs combustion and Myers' shirt caught fire. He suffered third degree burns. He now lives at Route 8, Mad ison, Mo. The Weather K»y to Pug* i WaathM Strip* Brown—Storm Yallow-Falr Had-Warm Bin*—Cola NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Fair and warmer tonight and Sunday. Low tonight 48-54. High Sunday 76-84. IOWA: Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday. Scattered showers or thundershowers Sunday. Warmer tonight and in east portion Sunday. Low tonight in the 50s. High Sunday upper 70s to low 80s. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Fair and not so cold tonight. Low in the 50s. Sunday, mostly sunny and warmer. High In upper 70s. Southeasterly winds 8-15 m.p.h. tonight becoming southerly 10-20 m.p.h. Sunday. Monday, partly cloudy and warm. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Fair and warmer tonight and Sunday. Low tonight 48-54. High Sunday 76-84. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 64; morning's low, 45i Sky clear, wind calm. (Friday's maximum, 60; midnight, 50.) Sun rose today at 6:39 a. m., sets at 7:12 p. m. Humidity, 65%. RIVER STAGES St. Louis—0.1 fall 0.7. Beardstown—9.5 fall 0.3. Havana—9.8 fall 0.1. Peoria—11.7 fall 0.1. LaSalle—10.6 rise 0.2. Keokuk—2,0 no change. Dubuque—7.0 no change. Davenport—3.8 rise 0.1. Burlington—7.2 rise 0.1. mented this fall by the addition of several cooperative programs designed to provide special study opportunities for Knox students. New this year are the urban education program in Chicago public schools, the Princeton University plan for undergraduate training in critical languages, and the "Washington Semester" program in cooperation with American University. Freshmen students who are enrolling at Knox this month have already devoted some summer hours to study. The college initiated a summer reading program this year. Entering students will have read "The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution" by C. P. Snow and "They Broke the Prairie" by Earnest Elmo Calkins. During the freshman orientation period which begins Wednesday, Knox faculty members and new students will meet in small groups to discuss the book by Snow. Students were asked to read the Calkins' volume in order to familiarize themselves with the history of Galesburg and Knox College. Allan Christiansen, director of admissions at Knox College, will take part in the 19th national conference on admission to college sponsored by the Association of College Admissions Counselors at Philadelphia Oct. 4-7. Theme of the 1963 conclave, where some 1,700 college admissions directors will meet with secondary school guidance counselors, is "American Youth and the College Decision." ray Augustana, MacMui Open Doors Three Galesburg students are among 89 Illinois State Scholarship winners enrolled with the 300-member freshman class at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, the school reported today. They are Ronald J. Nelson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Nelson of 820 Warren St.; Linda Kay Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene L. Smith of 592 N. Academy St, and Michael Norman Stake, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman W. Stake of 1531 Mulberry St. State scholarship winners must rank in the top half of their high school class and demonstrate "superior capacity to benefit from a college education." The scholarships were created by the General Assembly and carry a cash award based on need. Augustana College at Rock Island opened classes Friday for its 104th year. Enrollment was a record 1,345, which is 30 more than the peak in postwar 1948, Freshman class numbers 373, which is a gain of 92 over last year, the college said. ELLESON'S BAKERY 144 E. MAIN ST. Formerly Federal Bakery Specializing in French Pastries, Danish Pastries, Cream Puffs, Cookies, Breads. DECORATED CAKES DAY OLD BAKERY GOODS — Vi Price 9 'til 5 — Monday thru Sat. 9 'til 9 - Monday & Friday Owners Mr. & Mrs. Richard Elleson ALWAYS THE FINEST IN MEAT We Have Purchased the Best in Beef from the . , . AVON FAT STEER SHOW

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