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Stickell May Face Probe; Indicted by Colorado Jury Lawrence Stickell, already under criminal indictment in Colorado, may face a grand jury investigation in Knox County. Following a hearing Tuesday before Knox County Judge Daniel J, Roberts in which Stickell invoked the Fifth Amendment 22 times, State's Alty. Donald C. Woolsey said a Knox County grand jury may be asked to investigate Stickell's tangled financial affairs. In the hearing here yesterday afternoon, Stickell refused to answer any questions concerning the Clara Beacham Swanson estate, and Judge Roberts thereupon removed him as executor. Stickell was also ordered to make a final report on the estate in 10 days. In view of Stickell's refusal to answer questions, the status of $93,387.46 of the estate's assets remained a mystery. This amount was listed in a July 25 report as a balance on deposit in the Little Fort Bank & Trust Co. in Waukegan. Stickell refused to answer yesterday whether he had this amount. Checks Voided Earlier, the president of the Waukegan bank said this amount had been placed on deposit in the name of the estate with Stickell's personal check for $387.46 and two cashier's checks issued by a Byers, Colo., bank totaling $93,000. However, the Waukegan bank president related, the Byers bank later notified him that the cashier's checks would not be honored. Walter Bowman, clerk of the federal district court at Denver, told the Galesburg Register- Mail today that a federal grand jury indicted Stickell last Thursday on a three-count indictment charging "interstate transportation of securities converted and taken by fraud." Bowman said the first count involved transporting from Waukegan to the Byers bank a $48,000 cashier's check payable to the Swanson estate, and the second count involved a $45,000 cashier's check, and the third count covered a $10,000 cashier's check payable to Stickell which "was transported on or about July*, from Galesburg to Colorado." Bowman said he had no information on when Stickell was to be brought to Denver for arraignment. Conviction carries a penalty of $10,000 fine, 10 years' Federal authorities explained that interstate transportation occurred when the checks moved through the mails to the Byers Bank for redemption. imprisonment or both. A warrant charging Stickell with the federal fraud was issued in Denver last month, and upon learning of it, Stickell appeared before federal authorities in Chicago. The federal commissioner set bond at $10,000, but Stickell refused to post it and was lodged in the federal tier of the Cook County jail, authorities related. Denies Fraud Stickell has denied fraud charges, saying that the checks were signed by the president of the Byers bank but were invalidated because bank examiners had failed to approve the appointment of the president. At that time, Stickell said he had the $93,000. Stickell appeared in Knox County Court yesterday on a writ of habeas corpus in order to testify in the estate hearing. He was later returned to Chicago. First Christian Church of Monmouth had petitioned for his removal as executor, and Knox College had petitioned for a report on the estate. Stickell yesterday gave his name as Arthur Lawrence Stick- The Weather Kay to Pag* I W«««»«» Stilp* Brown—Stona Yallow—rati Had—Warm Blua— Cold NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Considerable cloudiness tonight and Thursday. . Chance of showers Thursday, especially north half. Low tonight in the 60s. High Thursday low and mid 80s. IOWA: Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday. Occasional showers northwest tonight and over most of the state Thursday. Slightly cooler Thursday. Low tonight in the middle to upper 60s. High Thursday near 80. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Partly cloudy, warm and humid tonight. Low in upper 60s. Thursday considerable cloudiness and mild. Chance of showers. High in the 80s. Friday outlook, showers likely. A little cooler. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Mostly cloudy tonight and Thursday with chance of a few light showers Thursday. Continued warm. Low tonight upper 80s, High Thursday mid 80s. Illinois 5 -Day Extended Forecast NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Temperatures will average 4-6 degrees above normal for the next five days. The normal high is 71-77, the normal low 49-54. Cooler Friday and Saturday, then a slow warming trend through Monday. Precipitation will total .5-.15 inch occurring in showers mainly Thursday night and Friday, but possibly some additional showers about Monday. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature. 84; morning's low 64. Sky clear, wind out of the west. (Tuesday's maximum, 84: midnight, 69.) Sun rose today at 6:45 a. m., sets at 7:05 p. m. Humidity, 71 RIVER "STAGES St. Louis—1.5 rise 1.0. Beardstown—9.7 no change. Havana— 5.8 fall 0.1. Peoria—11.6 no change. LaSalle-^J0.4 fall 0.3 Grafton— W. 9 fall 0.2. Keokuk—2.1 fall 0.1. Dubuque—6.6 rise 0.1. Davenport—3.2 fall 0.3. Turlington—7.2 fall o.l. Extra Fine GLADS $1.00 and $1.50 doz. MUMS All the Fill Colore SOc end 75c per doz. fttcely Arranged Vases. - Reasonably Priced. Cha*. $. Griffin Fb. m mm Ave. Don't Drive With Only Park Lights Don't drive your car with only the parking lights turned on — it is now a violation of the law, motorists have been warned by Charles F. Carpentier, secretary of state. The only time parking lights now may be used, according to statute changes made by the recent General Assembly, is when the vehicle is at a standstill, Carpentier stated. Another change in regulations requires that headlights be turned on at any time of the day when visibility is so limited they are needed for safety, as when rain Is falling or heavy overcast obscures vision. Previously, lighted headlamps were required only from sunset to sunrise. Bicycle riders also were-affected by the statute" changes. Bicycles operated between sunset alnd. sunrise must now show both lighted headlight and taillight. In all cases, cars and bicycles, the headlights must be white, yellow or amber and must be visible for at least 500 feet, and the taillight must be red, and also visible for at least 500 feet ell and his address as 313 Hackberry Road, Galesburg. Later, in reply to a query from the judge, Stickell acknowledged that he was the same Lawrence Stickell the judge had known for several years. State's Atly. Woolsey said that Stickell's refusal to testify proved nothing against him, But, he added, Stickell probably would be elcased on bond in Colorado, and since it would be difficult to extradite him to probate court 'ere, a grand jury may be requested to consider criminal ihargcs. Woolsey said the attorneys in the matter had declined to swear out a criminal complaint, which could also be used to return Stickell here. Stickell said yesterday that David Anderson, Waukegan attorney, no longer represented him. Has New Counsel Introducing themselves yesterday as his counsel were Charles J. Smith, judge of Moline City Court, and William McNeal, also of Moline. Counsel for the church asked permission during the hearing yesterday to amend the petition to remove the executor by listing additional reasons. Stickell's attorneys requested time in which to answer this action, and David Shanks, the church's attorney, remarked that Stickell had had plenty of time. Referring to Stickell's hospitalization in Davenport and Moline, where he underwent mental tests and was pronounced sane, and his incarceration McNeal said his client had no opportunity to do anything. McNeal added that there was no evidence that the funds had been removed from Illinois. "We're pretty much in the middle of the thing," Smith remarked and later said his client wants an opportunity to make the report and "get this thing cleaned up." Shanks said Stickell had two months to do what he now wants to do in 10 days. Representing Knox College, one of the beneficiaries of a trust fund set up in the Swanson will with Stickell as trustee, Atty. Dale F. Ruedig Jr. told the judge Stickell should be removed and given 10 days to file a final accounting. DeMolay Adds Tivo Members William Whiteside and Steve Pago have been received into membership of Galesburg Chap tor, Order of DeMolay. The initiatory degree was con ferred on the candidates by C. L. Palmer, master councilor, at a session Monday in the Masonic Temple. Other participants in the ceremony were: Russell Exstrom, Ned Wither bee Jr., senior and junior coun cilors; Tom Swegle and Rodney Meyers, senior and junior dea cons; Douglas Douty and Bob Miner, stewards; Bill Mast, chap lain; Jim Sayrs, marshal; Joe Brock, flagbearer, and Mark and Martin Middlewood, Bill Axline, Clayton Apt, Steve Walker, Max Ustler and Eddie Meldrum, pre ceptors. In the DeMolay degree, Rusty Exstrom was master inquisitor; C. L. Palmer Jr. and Bill Axline senior and junior inquisitors; Steve Johnson, Jacque DeMolay; Sayrs, chief guard; Ronnie Plym Lord Constahle, and Gene W Palmer, John R. Spenny and William P. Taggart, advisers. Mrs. Dorn Meldrum was chair man of service arrangements for refreshments served by the De­ Molay Mothers Circle. Visitors were Ben Meyers of Victoria and Paul Bowman of Oneida, a past master councilor. Chairman Named to TB Seal Drive Paul Newcomer, K n o x v i 11 e postmaster, was appointed to serve as Knox County Christmas Seal Campaign chairman for 1963 at an executive committee meeting at the home of Mrs, R. A. Cheesman Tuesday evening. William M. Work, president, reported on a meeting he attended in Springfield, Sept. 6, at which time changes in the stale by-laws and further reorganization plans were discussed. Work appointed a committee comprised of Robert Peck, Lowell J. Betsworth and Mrs. Verda Dahler to consider further plans for expanding the tuberculin testing program in the schools to include the elementary levels as suggested by the state and na? tional associations. Legislation Discussed Mrs. Cheesman, executive secretary, gave an outline of the all- day program presented at the Christmas Seal Campaign Conference in Sterling Sept. 13. Of particular interest was the explanation of the recently passed House Bill 690. The bill is an act to regulate solicitation and collection of funds for charitable purposes, and its passage was unanimously supported by the local TB associations throughout the state. Kent Slater, president of the Illinois Future Farmers of America, who has accepted appointment as honorary Christmas Seal chairman for the 1963 campaign in Illinois, will be a guest at the semi-annual meeting of the Knox County TB Association Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. at the Elks Club. The speaker for this meeting will be George Weberling of Springfield, seal campaign chairman of the state association. Guests will be the presidents of the Future Farmers of America and the Future Home Makers in ; County. This meeting will I . < to the public. READ THE WANT ADS! fCHS Grad Wins Knox Scholarship A 1963 graduate of Galesburg High School, Lola M. Rylander, has been named recipient of the newly established W. Rolland and Frances Mason Allensworth Scholarship at Knox College, according to an announcement here today. Miss Rylander, daughter of Mrs. Myra T, Rylander, 684 Mulberry St., was a member of the a capella choir at GHS, participated in two musicals, Reflecta- vue productions, and she served as a freshman cheerleader. Other activities during her high school career included the yearbook, Orchesls dance group, the Girls' Athletic Association and speech events. She is a member of the First Baptist Church. Her career goal is to be a writer. Mr. and Mrs. Allensworth established the new scholarship fund at Knox with an endowment of $5,000. Income from the fund is to provide an annual award to a woman graduate of either Galesburg or Corpus Christ! high school. The new scholarship fund is the second created at Knox by Allensworth. In 1959 he endowed a scholarship program for men graduates of the two Galesburg high schools. City Will Auction Many Articles Never Claimed The city will hold an auction in the near future on various articles, including 16 bicycles taken into custody by police and other officials. Some of the lost articles have been held since May 1961. Besides the 12 boy's and four girl's bicycles, other items include a power mower, 12-gauge bolt action shotgun with case, field glasses, an electric lantern, a small lock, two-cell flashlight, 18 hubcaps, one pair of black shoes, size 8D, and a portable radio. City Manager Thomas Herring received approval for the auction from the City Council Monday night. The auction will be advertised in the near future, Herring said today. 1 Gaiesburg ftegfsfef-Mofl, Gaiesburg, III., Wednesday,Sept. t ,8, t?63 Birth Records Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Gary T. Adams, 755 N. Cedar St., a girl Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Born at St. Mary's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Davis, Abingdon Route 1, a boy Tuesday at 4.02 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn E. McCunc, 1215 Arcadia Drive, a girl today at 1:39 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Montividas, Chicago, are the parents of a son born this morning at Illinois Masonic Hospital there. The couple also have another son, Freddie, 2. Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Maxwell, 454 Olive St., are the maternal grandparents. Attend Reunion Several Galesburg area residents attended the Marsh reunion in Fort Madison Sept. 15. Those present were Mi*, and Mrs. Fred Heilener Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Leo Lamm and Roger, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Morss and Pam, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Ellison and family, Mi', and Mrs. Dale Marsh, of Galesburg; Mi-, and Mrs. William Marsh and family, Rio, and Mrs. Ronny McKee and family, Knoxville. Man Named in Driving Counts Bess Crowell, 52, of 774 W. Knox St., was named in charges of driving while intoxicated and having no vadid driver's license following his arrest by Galesburg police Tuesday about 4:50 p.m. He took an intoximeter test and this morning Judge Daniel J. Roberts continued his arraignment in Knox County Court to Monday, pending results of the test. Arrest of Ci'owell came after police observed a car stalled in a right turn lane at Seminary and Main streets. An officer related that Crowell started the car and began to move it, when he stopped him. Elza Plasters, 57, of 107 W. Adams St., Abingdon, listed as owner of the car, was in the car and was fined $10, plus $5 costs, this morning in the court of D. Paul Nolan, police magistrate, on a disorderly conduct charge involving alleged intoxication. Marriage Licenses CAMBRIDGE - Marriage licenses were issued at Cambridge to Lowell K. Tbuline and Connie R. Wheelhouse, both of Galva; Parreld Mueting of Geneseo and Elaine Perkins, East Moline. Couple Hosts Church Group Crossbearers class of the Henderson Street Baptist Church met Tuesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Simmons, 400 Phillips St., for a wiener roast and potluck supper. Earl Mannon gave the prayer. A discussion was held on the church's anniversary celebration at the church Sept. 29. A speaker will be engaged for the event. The next meeting will be held the third Tuesday in the month at the church. A pancake supper will be held. Motel's Liquor Application Filed by Backer With Mayor By ROBERT LeMAY Paul Peck, leading figure behind a plan to build a motel in downtown Galesburg, submitted his application for a liquor license Tuesday. He handed his application to Mayor Robert Cabeen, who is also the liquor commissioner in Galesburg, in the mayor's dental office. In his application, Peck asked for the license for 182-184 N. Prairie St., property owned by the Galesburg Promotion Co. F. C. Webster Jr., head of the company, said this morning Peck did not hold a lease for this property, although a verbal agreement had been reached earlier. In the application, Question 13 asks whether the applicant owns the property, and if not, whether the premises are leased for the full period for which the license would be issued. Queation Petition Another difficulty also appeared ahead for Peck concerning the petitions with signatures of owners controlling the frontage in that area. The local liquor ordinance specifies that to have a license, two thirds of the residents in that area must sign a petition agreeing to the sales. But the petition with the same address as the license application, 182-184 N. Prairie St., was earlier rejected by Mayor Cabeen because the two thirds was not fulfilled. However, a petition for 190 N, Prairie St., also submitted by Peck, does apparently have valid signatures to cover the two thirds rule, as pointed out Monday night in the City Council meeting. However, Mayor Cabeen said no action will be taken on the license application at the present time because there Is no action he can take. With no licenses available for the commissioner to hand out, he cannot act on any application, Mayor Cabeen said. As also explained in Monday's council session, all licenses are taken (the cit„' quota is 30), but two of them are in contention. The hearing on them was officially announced today by the Illinois liquor Commission for Sept. 30. The hearing will concern an appeal by Peter Spilios from refusal by the city liquor commissioner to renew a local license for the DeLuxe Cafe, 236 S. Seminary St., and the Depot Drug Sundry, address given as 240 S. Seminary St. If the hearing goes against Spilios, Cabeen said Monday night, then a license will be available for any applicant, and he can then act on any requests. But, he said, a license will still be available if the hearing favors Spilios, because the Depot Drug is not actually in business. The hearing in Springfield Sept. 30 will be a continuance from June 24 and July 29. Spilios also has filed for a writ of mandamus in Knox County Circuit Court demanding that Mayor Cabeen be forced to issue the licenses. Peck's Problems Mayor Cabeen said the difficulties caused by the difference in the petition address and application address are problems for Peck to solve. He also said that all the application does is put Peck in line for a license, and that the application will be kept on file until such time as a license becomes available and action can be taken. One other prospect faces Peck in his quest for a license, which he says he must have before proceeding with the million-dollar motel, If he can purchase a license from someone already holding one, and meet city requirements, then the license can be transferred to the motel. Peck plans to build the motel on the corner of Prairie and Ferris streets, where the Galesburg Club now stands. But other buyers have expressed an Interest in this property, owned by the Gaiesburg Promotion Co., Webster said today. Peck also hoped at one time to purchase the property at 190 N. Prairie St., Webster said, but the owner, Mrs. Rosa B. Sherman, is not very interested now, The tiatlt Hills PASSION PUY Sept. 29 & 30 Sunday Matinee at 8:30 p.m. Evenings -** 8:M p.m. Prices ll .6# , $2.20 . $2.79 Student Matinee MONDAY -12:45 p .m. Prices 75e C$11 or write for tickets Galesburg Register-Mail . 140 8. Prairie 342-5161 Kick Off Phase 1 of United Fund Drive Some 60 members of the initial gifts and corporate divisions opened the 1963 United Fund-Red Cross Appeal for $182,300 at a kickoff dintier at the Custer Inn Tuesday evening. The public campaign will begin Oct. 1. Richard E. Johnson, president of the Knox County United Fund, outlined the background and purposes of the program. "Trie United Fund is a sincere effort by donors in Knox County to provide adequate financing for the operation of local and national agencies providing vital community services and to do this in the most economical manner in man hours and money spent," he said. The United Fund-Rod Cross Appeal combines 11 agencies in one annual appeal. The agencies include Prairie Council, Boy Scouts of America, Shabonec Girl Scout Council, Salvation Army, Visiting Nurses Association, Carver Community Center, Knox County Day Nursery, Knox County Free Kindergarten, YMCA, Knox County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Galesburg Council for the Mentally Retarded, and the Knox County Mental Health Association. Max V. Wlsgerhof, general chairman, explained the campaign plan and timetable. "This year's goal of $182,300 presents a challenge, but It is the absolute minimum needed to effectively carry on the programs of the 11 agencies in the United Fund," he said. He explained the "fair share" plan of giving and stated that with the acceptance of this plan by business and individuals that the goal would be made. A "fair share" has been pegged at an hour's pay a month. Burrel Barash, Galesburg attorney, heading the initial gifts division and Edward Gross, president of Gross Galesburg Co. and chairman of the corporate division, spoke briefly of the program, The first report meeting of the two divisions will be held at a luncheon Monday at the Custer Inn. Thomas DuJardin, president of Galesburg Glass Co., was master of ceremonies for the evening. Rev. J. E. Lohan, pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, gave the invocation, and the benediction was given by Rev. Constant Johnson, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church. Hosts for the dinner were the Bank of Galesburg, Farmers & Mechanics Bank, and First Galesburg National Bank k Trust Co. Henry County Schools Post Roll of 11,187 CAMBRIDGE — Enrollment at all public schools in Henry County after the first full week of classes stands at 11,187. This is an increase of 364 over the 10,823 who were enrolled at the same time a year ago. Elementary enrollment for this year Is 8,041 as compared to 7,909 in 1962, up 132, and high school enrollment is 3,146 this year compared to 2,914 last year, an increase of 232. Draft Board Calls Up Men Knox County Selective Service Board will supply three registrants for induction Into the Army Sept. 19 at the Chicago examining center. Men called up are Carl Jerome Palmer of Gllson, Larry Dale Swedeen of Victoria and Roger Scott Thomas of San Diego, Calif., a registrant transferred out of the local, board. Another group of 18 registrants was ordered for the same day to stand preinduction physical exams at the Chicago center. Palmer was appointed leader of the contingent of men on the Chicago trip. One of the 18 was transferred from another board. Registrants were directed to report Sept. 19 at 5:30 a.m. (CDT) here at the Burlington Railroad station, where they will be met by J. J. Herron, chairman of the local board. Post Large Ce .'ls Meanwhile, the local board is adjusting its files of registrants to meet two large quotas Oct. 8 and Oct. 21. The Oct. 8 call is for 33 men to stand preinduction physicals, and the Oct. 21 quota is for 11 men for induction into the Army. The two calls are the largest on the board records in many months, Mrs. Madge Mills, chief administrative clerk, observed. Peck Named to Assist in Grant Program Robert D. Peck, Knox County superintendent of schools, has been named to a committee to select area schools to take part in a national $1,500,000 assistance grant to education program sponsored by the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co. The committee will screen proposals submitted by schools in the area, forwarding those that the judges believe should be considered by a national selection committee. Proposals must be presented to the local selection committee by Nov. 15 for screening and forwarding to the national committee which will name the 500 winners in December. Schools taking part should submit proposals on how each would use $3,000 worth of visual communications equipment that will be presented to each of 500 winning schools named by the national committee. All schools, public, private and parochial on all levels, including college, secondary and primary, are eligible. READ THE WANT ADS! ROVA Unit Seeks Mine Shovel Taxes A followup of a recent opinion by the Illinois attorney general on personal property asessment of shovels used in strip mine operations appeared this morning with the filing of a suit in Knox County Circuit Court. Plaintiff in today's action was the Board of Education, ROVA Community Unit School District 208, with the Board of Education. Williamsfield Community Unit School District 210 as the defendant. The ROVA district sought taxes paid this year on shovels owned by Midland Collieries, Inc., with the assessed valuation having been set as of April 1, 1962. The plaintiff stated in the complaint that the assessed valuation of $722,000 had a tax incidence of $15,000, which amount was paid by Midland and distributed to the Williamsfield district. Plaintiff in the suit alleged the taxes were due it and were wrongfully received by the defendant district, which had refused plaintiff's demand for the taxes. Judgment of $20,000, plus costs, was asked in the suit. As of April 1, 1962, it appeared from the attorney general's ruling, the shovels were in use in strip mine operations in the ROVA district, while the owner's office and other facilities were situated in the Williamsfield district. The assessed valuation at that time was listed in the Williamsfield district. The attorney general's opinion held that the assessed valuation belonged to the district in which the shovels were being used at the time of assessment. Tavern Owner Dies in Fight At East Moline EAST MOLINE, 111. (AP)-One man was killed and another was ciiticallv wounded in a tavern pistol duel in which 15 shots were fired. Witnesses said the two men fought over the affections of a woman. The slain man was William F. Gann, 42, of East Moline, manager of the Early Bird Tavern, where the shooting took place before the eyes of several customers. Hobart K. Smith, 44, of Rock Island, was in critical condition in Moline Public Hospital with several bullet wounds in the chest. Witnesses said Gann emptied an eight-shot, 32-caliber automatic pistol in the fight and Smith used a seven-shot, 22-caliber revolver. Police said no charges had been filed. Everywhere you look there's a WHITE ROOF WHITE'S INSULATION 342-0185 Drexel' Exclusively In Knox County at fitvxte Check this month's Issue of House & Garden, Better Homes & Gardens, American Home, Ladies' Home Journal, and McCall's for Drexel ads. Then come see th# beautiful pieces at Ferris . . . such as the above American Treasury Group the freshest, new approach to fine Early American furniture. 3m \B BEAUTIFUL FURNITURE 463-465 MULBERRY Store Hours: 9 to 5 :90 Daily Friday 'til 9

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