Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on September 17, 1963 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, September 17, 1963
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r 2 .Gofesburg Register-Mail, Galesburg, 111, Tuesday, Sept.,17, 1963 Aldermen Switch Views on Permit Limit, Bill Tabled By ROBERT LcMAY Enough aldermen changed their minds between the City CoUricil meeting Sept. 3 and Monday night to halt the move to increase the number of liquor licenses in Galesburg, at least for the tlfne being. Two weeks ago Mayor Robert Cabeen definitely opposed the measure, and it appeared that Aid. Homer Zumwalt would also oppose it. The remaining six voiced strong support for the proposal. But they carefully pointed out that this was to insure a liquor license for a proposed motel, which was and still is being planned for the site where the Galesburg Club now stands. Paul Peck is the leading Galesburg figure in the motel olanning. Aldermen Donald Nelson, Harold Canada and Donald Stoffel switched their attitudes toward the situation, enough to table the ordinance. The vote on the tabling was 6-1, Aid. Fred Erickson the lone dissenter. It will now take five votes to put the ordinance before the council again, and if the convictions as expressed last night stand, this would, in effect, mean a defeat of the ordinance. All Voice Views Each member of the council expressed himself on the matter, and the discussion took about an hour and a half. Aid. Erickson began the lively session by asking Mayor Cabeen to get a license for the motel. "How about taking one of two licenses away from the DeLuxe Cafe (owned by Peter Spilios)?" he queried. However, it was pointed out that these licenses are "in contention" in Knox County Circuit Court and with the Illinois Liquor Commission, and nothing could be done until a decision is reached. However, Mayor Cabeen replied that if Spilios is allowed both licenses, one will be available to the liquor commissioner in Gales­ burg (the mayor) for issue to another party. If the action goes against Spilios, a license will still be available. Cites Regulations Corporation Counsel Dale Ruedig pointed out to the counci members that if a license is available, If a business meets city requirements, and if that business is first ori the application list, the liquor commissioner must issue the license to that applicant. The three who switched their stands on the license increase, Stoffel, Canada and Nelson, all said they had many calls objecting to the increase. They said they felt duty bound to represent their constituency as it made itself known to them. Zumwalt also said he had many calls opposing the ordinance. Aid. Alfred Partin said he had many calls, but no one said anything about the motel. Instead they were against an increase of lower class bars, a stand he said he agreed with. He favored increasing the liquor licenses by one to allow Peck to have a license. Application Not Made But Partin said he was disappointed that Peck had not applied for a license as of last night, and if the number were increased by one, another business could apply first and be awarded the right to sell liquor. Peck said he had not applied because he did not have two- thirds consent from the owners of the frontage in the Galesburg Club area until last night. Aid. Paul Lindberg suggested that Peck make application right after the council meeting "because the mayor's office is always open." Although Lindberg voted to table the ordinance, he voiced support for it. He said the whole thing was introduced to get a million-dollar establishment into Galesburg. He pointed out that the present ordinance allows a Deadline Nears For Post Office Custodial Job Deadline for filing applications for the position of custodial labor er at the Galesburg Post Office is Sept. 23, Postmaster Evar Swanson today reminded prospective applicants. Residence within the delivery area or being a bona fide patron of the local post office is an application requirement. Competition for this examination is restricted by law to persons entitled to veteran preference, and persons not entitled to this preference should not apply, Swanson stated. Active military service on or after July 22, 1955, will not of itself qualify as a basis of veteran preference, according to the announcement. Minimum age limit is 18, and there is no maximum age. Applications must be filed with the executive secretary of the Board of U. S. Civil Service Examiners, Post Office Department, Springfield. Information J and application forms are avail- j able at the Galesburg Post Office. I The Weather K»y to P<*0* i Wntkn Strip* Brown—Storm Yellow—Fat? Rod—Warm Bluo—Cold NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Considerable cloudiness, little temperature change tonight. Chance of showers northeast. Wednesday partly cloudy and warm. Chance of showers southwest portion by evening. Low tonight in the 60s. High Wednesday 80-86. IOWA: Partly cloudy this after noon, a few light showers in ex treme northeast. Decreasing elbudi ness north but cloudy south to night. Wednesday, partly cloudy northwest, cloudy with rain or showers southeast. Not much change in temperature. Low to night in the mid 60s. High Wednesday in 70s. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Mostly cloudy tonight. Low in upper 60s. Wednesday partly cloudy and continued warm, high in mid 80s. South to southwest winds 5-10 m.p.h. tonight and southwest 15 m.p.h. Wednesday. Thursday show' ers likely, mild. GALESBURG AND VICINITY Considerable cloudiness with little change in temperature tonight Wednesday partly cloudy and warmer with chance of showers by evening. Low tonight in the 60s High Wednesday 80-86. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 79; morning's low, 66. Sky partly cloudy, wind out of the south. (Monday's maxi mum, 81; midnight, 69). Sun rose today at 6:42 a.m., sets at 7:07 p.m. Humidity, 68%. RIVER *STAGES St. Louis—0.5 rise 0.6. Beardstown—9.7 fall 0.1. Havana—5.9 no change. Peoria—11.6 fall 0.1. LaSalle—10.7 rise 0.2. Keokuk—2.0 no change. Dubuque—6.5 fall 0.3 Davenport—3.5 fall 0.1. Burlington—7.3 no change. SPECIAL SCHOOL TERM SUBSCRIPTION RATES TO COLLEGE STUDENTS FOR THE (9 MONTH) SCHOOL TERM BY MAIL IN ILLINOIS, IOWA, and MISSOURI $7.00 ($275 Saving) business to keep a liquor license if the business is annexed to the city, and that the number of li censes in the city would be in creased by the annexation. "People will drink; and we can't stop them," he said. He mentioned that in the campaign against the. increased licenses, the point was raised that it would expose children to liquor. Parents' Responsibility "If children grow tip and become addicted to drink, this is not the fault of the City Council, but that of parents," he said. Aid. Partin said he favored the motel enterprise, but later commented that an increase in licenses may not be needed, depending upon the hearing Sept. 30 by the Illinois Liquor Commission in the Spilios case. Consequently he voted with the majority to table the issue. But he said Peck should "leave this hall tonight with the assurance he can have a license." Stoffel, Nelson and Canada also expressed themselves in favor of the motel, but not the license increase. Peck told the council that the Galesburg Club had given him until Friday to decide whether to proceed with the purchase of the property, and he was uncertain whether the owners would extend this time. Peck could not apply for a license last night because the application was not notarized, although he had a partially filled- out blank in his pocket at the close of the meeting. By midmorning Peck still had not made application. Transfer Price $7,500 The other method Peck could use to obtain a license is to purchase one from a business owning a license. He said he has investigated this possibility, and said the prices begin at $7,500. Some councilmen pointed out that this was considered as a purchase of a business, and that $7,500 was not too great a price for a million dollar enterprise. If a party does purchase a license from another, the city ordinance sets down certain rules for the transfer, which, if met, makes the transfer automatic. Purchase price has no legal status, however, and the city realizes no additional fees in the transfers. The ordinance was a topic for discussion in several Galesburg churches over the weekend, and the Galesburg Council of Churches contacted ministers to oppose the plan. Peck said this action caused many of the calls the aldermen received. / A crowd of about 50 filled the council chambers for the discussion, and approximately two- thirds of the people left at its conclusion. 'Anthology' To Be Staged On Broadway A Broadway production based on "Spoon River Anthology" by poet Edgar Lee Masters will appear at the Booth Theater in New York beginning Sept. 29, it was learned here today. A resident of Lewistown, Masters attended Knox College in 1889-90. He later practiced law in Chicago as a partner of Clarence Darrow before publication of his poems and other writings earned him a literary reputation. The Broadway show based on the poet's works will be presented by a cast of six actors from the University of California at Los Angeles. The "Anthology," which has ranked as Masters' most famous work, contains verse epitaphs in which 244 former residents of the Spoon River area appear to speak of their lives from the grave. About 70 of these poems; as well as original lyrics and music composed by two of the show's actors, will be utilized in the Broadway production. Masters died in 1950. He is buried in Oakland Cemetery at Petersburg not far from the grave of Ann Rutledge, who was celebrated in one of the famous passages in the "Anthology." An early poem by Masters was published in a student periodical at Knox in 1890. This work, entitled "Apostrophe to a Locomotive," possibly marked his first appearance in print. Legion Council To Seat Officers Officers of Knox County American Legion Council will be installed at a dinner meeting Thursday evening in Yates City. Karl Yost of Morrison, alternate legion national executive committeeman, will install the officers. Yost is a past commander of the Illinois American Legion Department. Council officers to be installed are Florian E. Lasecki, Galesburg, commander; Earl Peacock, Altona, vice commander; Bud Behringer, Oneida, finance officer; Charles Lawrence, Galesburg, chaplain. Auxiliary county officers will be installed at the same time. Persons planning to attend were asked to make reservations in advance. Fund Raiser Named for Knox College Richard N. Mason of San Francisco, Calif., has been appointed director of college development at Knox College, according to an announcement today by Knox President Sharvy G. Umbeck. He succeeds Thomas Thompson, who holds a similar position at the College of the Pacific in California. Mason will assume his position at the college this week. His duties at Knox will include direction of all fund-raising activities, including the current "Greater Knox Fund" in support of the advancement program of the college. Mason has been a fund-raising consultant with G. A. Brakeley & Co. of San Francisco. While working with this firm, he was in charge of special gift efforts in connection with development programs at Anna Head Schoo in Berkeley, Calif., and the American School in Japan. He also served on the administrative staff of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif. Mason holds an undergraduate degree from Iowa State Univer sity. He earned a master's degree in business administration at the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania. From 1947 to 1949, Mason was deputy secretary of state in Iowa He is a retired lieutenant com mander in the U.S. Naval Re serve, having served in the Navy from 1941-45 and 1950-51. Mason and his wife and son will reside at 492 Kenwick Dr Lincolnshire, in Galesburg. City Unions Give Council Fringe, Salary Requests Representatives of the three city employes' unions again presented their four-point program for salary and fringe benefits to the Galesburg City Council in a pre council meeting Monday night. The program called for: a $50 wage increase per month across the board, the Shrine Rodeo Is Scheduled The fifth annual rodeo, spon sored by Mohammed Shrine Tern pie, Peoria, will be held Satur day and Sunday at Exposition Gardens in that city. Two per formances, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., will be presented each day Topnotch rodeo contestants, in eluding Jim Shoulders, world champion cowboy, are listed for appearances in the rodeo performances. List Vandalism A report received Monday evening at the county jail listed two vandalism incidents involving mail boxes at two residences on the South Lake Storey Road. Shots were fired through both boxes, according to the report. Birth Record Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Max D. Thomas, Roseville, a boy Monday at 8:55 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. George Pinckley, 130 N. Arthur Ave., a girl Mon day at 9:18 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. John Block, Gilson, a girl Monday at 11:15 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Meredith Duncan, Toulon, a girl today at 3:07 a.m. Born at St. Mary's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Terry L. Albert, 1011 S. Ninth St., Monmouth, a girl Monday at 4:54 p.m. Manager Sketches 5-Year Street Improvement Plan What was termed a "very- tentative" five-year street improvement program for 1964 through 1968 was presented to the Galesburg City Council Monday night. The first part entails actual construction or re-construction,, while the second part concerns maintenance only, said City Manager Thomas Herring. The plan will be under much discussion, thus many changes may be made, he said. Included in the proposed plan are: widening Fremont Street from Henderson to Farnham streets, new construction on Dayton Street from Henderson to Broad streets, new construction on Farnham Street from Grand Avenue to Fifth Street, and new construction on Hawkinson Street from Fremont to Losey streets, and possibly farther north. Work on railroad crossings at seven locations was also proposed. BY MAIL OUTSIDE ILLINOIS, IOWA, and MISSOURI $10.00 ($3.50 Saving) For less than 5e a day the student can keep in daily contact with hi* alma mater as well as all the news in and around his home town. THIS OFFER EXPIRES OCTOBER 1 Circulation Deportment Galesburg Register-Mail IN OBSERVANCE OF RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS OUR SHOP WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY THURSDAY SEPTEMBER NINETEENTH OPEN FRIDAY AT 5 P.M. The Shop Accommodating These would include crossings on the Santa Fe at Prairie, Cherry, Kellogg, Broad and Academy streets. The other two are at Chambers and Mulberry streets. At Fourth Street Bridge Other work planned calls for new construction on Third Street from Henderson to the Fourth Street Bridge, widening and resurfacing Fourth Street from the bridge to Seminary Street, new construction on Fifth Street from Seminary to Farnham streets, and a new overpass at Farnham and North streets. Possibilities listed were widening and resurfacing Simmons Street from Academy to Broad streets, and possibly to Seminary, widening and resurfacing Ferris for the same distance, and making right turn lanes at Fremont and Seminary streets. Much resurfacing is included in the maintenance section of the plan, involving 16 streets, Herring said. Figured in the miscellaneous category was a northwest storm sewer to be built in 1965, rebuilding the subway at Fremont, Farnham and Lincoln streets, enlarging the Fourth Street Bridge and installing traffic signals at Dayton and Henderson, and South and Academy streets. city to pay the full premi um of hospitalization insurance, employes to collect one-half of accumulated sick time, and a longevity pay scale. City Manager Thomas Herring said the new salary schedule approved last spring answered the first point, but told the council that the union's program was drawn up last February before the wage increases. The salary budget was raised $50,000 in April to increase city employes* wages. Herring and the councilmen appeared to favor the next two points, but with cutting the sick time to a third, rather than a half. The fourth point produced mixed feelings among the council members. This called for $5, $10, $15 and $20 for 5, 10, 15 and 20 years on the job, or a two, four, six and eight per cent pay increase for the same number of years, using salary as the base. Aldermen's Views Vary Aid. Homer Zumwalt said there is no place for longevity, and also opposed the city paying the premium of hospitalization insurance. This plan is the best, bar none, in Galesburg, he declared, and what the city is paying is sufficient. Aid. Harold Canada, Paul Lind­ berg and Donald Nelson favored the insurance and sick time points, Aid. Fred Erickson favored all but the salary increase, and Aid. Donald Stoffel said he agreed with Erickson in principle. Aid. Alfred Partin expressed doubt as to how the city could pay for any of the program. Mayor Robert Cabeen said the hospitalization insurance and sick time pay on a one-third basis appeared acceptable, and possibly the longevity scale. Chief spokesman for the union representatives was Lee Weber He urged the council to take im mediate action on the proposals "because we are all in the dark as to what we can expect." Man Released Following questioning Monday and a check at Canton, Det. Sgt. William Allison reported today that David Bedwell, 22, of Lewistown, Route 2, was released from custody without charge. The Fulton County man was questioned, Allison related, in connection with a '•hot reported to have been fired Sunday about 11:20 p.m., through a bedroom window of a residence at 881 Day St. Galesburg Civil Rights Score Favorable, Could Be Better In its annual report to the City Council Monday night, the Galesburg Commission on Human Relations said that the city would probably receive a favorable report "if a balance sheet were drawn to evaluate the exercise of human rights." But improvement is needed in three areas—access to public places, job opportunities and home purchases, the report said. It said that merchants and businessmen should not be condemned for obeying the law and their consciences when serving members of minority groups. 'And hopefully there will be a time when realtors and lenders may, also, conduct their business without any 'color barrier.' " But the report said employers must remain free to "hire the right man for the job and not have to consider his color or creed." The report, signed and presented by Dr. Donald L. Torrence, chairman, urged the majority to take the initiative to improve the ot of the minority. "If we do, the minority will not be forced to resort to tactics that have been used in other cities to gain the ends of justice." Violations of the spirit, if not the letter of the Public Accommodation Act (passed in 1885) are requently referred to the commission, the report said. "Just this past year a distinguished visitor from a foreign country was refused service in a local shop — apparently because his skin was dark." It went on to say that experiences of the commission show that members of minority races in Galesburg do not get the same job opportunities as those of the white, majority race. A 1961 analysis of Galesburg's population by the Illinois Human Relations Commission showed the white population to be 35,563 and non-white 1,680, based on the official 1960 census. This is 95.5 per cent white and 4.5 per cent non-white. The non-white total included 60 "other than Negro," the commission said, and of the total non-white, approximately 300 were patients at Galesburg State Research Hospital. The constitution of the Galesburg Commission on Human Relations gives it the power to investigate, consult, cooperate, educate, promote and advise in order to further human relations in this community. "No matter hov many laws are on the book, until all citizens understand and respect their fellow citizens without regard to race, religion, or ancestry, the Galesburg Commission on Human Relations will have a job to do." Appointed by the mayor and approved by the council for full 3-year terms were Rev. Jesse Cotton, Miss Sylvia Ryin, Miss Ruth Schwartz, Mrs. Ivy Toles, Mrs. Gordon Heintz and Mark Holmberg. Rev. Richard Means, Dr. John Holland and Mrs. Lupe Vasquez were named to fill unexpired one- year terms, and Dr. Gordon B. Dodds was picked to fill an unex­ pired two-year term. The council commended Dr. Torrence for his and the commission's work, and unanimously accepted the report. School Board Continues Tax Rate Talks Finance committee of District 205 Board of Education came to no decision Monday night in its continuing discussion on possibilities of increasing the educational tax rate. Because of the governor's recent veto of a state aid measure which would have provided the district with about $140,000 annually in additional funds, Dr. Clifton Bell, superintendent of schools, recommended that another referendum be called * immediately for an increase in the educational fund. Last night the committee discussed the financial problems of the district, but reached no conclusions. Dr. Bell stated today that lie believes that if a referendum is called it should probably be this year, since the need for money is now. Defeated in February A proposal last February to increase the educational tax rate was overwhelmingly defeated. Members of the Galesburg Educational Association comprised of teachers, met with members of the board to air their opinions. They suggested to the board that the system of salary scheduling be revised. Spokesmen for the association recommended that salaries be determined through an index system rather than the present monetary system. Dr. Bell said the new system would work like this: the school board would set the beginning salary; then, advanced salaries would be handled through a uniform percentage system. The new system would run something like 1.00, 1.04, and 1.08, instead of the present method of $4,550, $4,650, and $4,800. Traffic Group Plans Tour of Business Firm The September meeting of the Galesburg Traffic and Transportation Club will be held Monday at the Wicks Lumber Co., on 111. 41, south of Galesburg. Jerry Erskine of the host firm is program chairman for the meeting. A hospitality hour, starting at 6:30 p. m., will precede the smorgasbord at 7:30 p. m. The program will include a tour of the Wickes facilities. Club members may invite guests and the deadline for reservations is Friday. Meeting Slated The Knox County Safety Council will meet Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. in the conference room of the Galesburg Chamber of Commerce. READ THE WANT ADS1 JUST A REMINDER GOOD FOLK'S OF GALESBURG AND KNOX COUNTY Wednesday is Blood Center Day In Galesburg BLOOD SAVES LIVES THE DATE—SEPTEMBER IS THE PLACE — 1640 N. Henderson St., Galesburg, HI. THE TIME—11:30 to 6 P.M. We urgently need O Negative pi C ACE an< * A Negative blood groups • LCMDC as u as aU blood t GIVE! s —Start the fall right... support CALL RED C *OSs(+) ' y ° Ur blood ^ PLENTY OF FREE PARKING ... IF YOU NEED A RIDE PHONE 342-0126 KNOX COUNTY REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER Printed Wedding Invitations Napkins and Matches GIVE-A-GIFT, Weberj 14a E. Main St, 9th Annual ROTARY TRAVELOG SERIES Nicol Smith Tuesday, Feb. U, 1964 "CHILE - LAND OF CONTRASTS" Tickets New On Sale Only $ 5 for all 6 Attractions On Sale At LINDSTROM'S — C & E GROCERY and by ALL ROTARIANS. ROTARY CLUB of Galesburg

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