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Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, September 20, 1963
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Fire Team Ends City Inspection By ROBERT LeMAY The four engineers from the National Board of Fire Underwriters concluded their 2 -week fire protection survey today and listed several recommendations. The inspection will be the source of a classification given the city, which ultimately will determine the fire insurance rates. Galesburg % {Salesburfl Refljsfer-Moil,...Gglesburo;, If], Friday, Sept-. 20, 1963 Cox Named President of May Company Maurice E. Cox is the new president of the May Co., in Galesburg and Moline. He succeeds Gifford J. Wallher, of Moline, who retired from the firm. Coupled with this change, it was announced today that on the new board of directors is C. M. Carlson, of Abingdon; L. A. Wilson, of Davenport; Geraldine Cox and Marian Mackey, from California; Guilbert H. Brown, of Galesburg and the new president. Carlson is the secretary, and Wilson is vice president. They succeed Philip McCornack, Robert McCornack, Edward S. Stickncy and Walther on the board. Cox has been with the company since 1935 and served as secretary-treasurer prior to assuming his new position. He worked with the Moline office for awhile but has been in Galesburg since 1950. Walther served with the company since 1928, when he left the N. 0. Wilson Co., in Davenport. He was named president of the May Co., in 1950. The firm was originally known as the May Windmill Co., and was organized in 1920. In 1927 it was reorganized and began distribution of plumbing and heating in the Galesburg - Moline area. Presently 60 employes work for the firm. Cox announced today that the May Co., has sold its interest in May Products, a manufacturing subsidiary primarily in the water-softening equipment business. Cary Wilson of Racine, Wis., and John Sandberg of Moline, purchased this firm. They will announce their plans next week. presently has a 6 rating.. If this can be lowered to a 5 through this inspection, then rates will drop on commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. If a 4 rating is given, rates will also drop for home owners. Wallace E. Lloyd, chief of the inspecting team, said the report will probably be sent to the city in five to six months. A copy will also go to the Illinois Inspection and Rating Bureau. This bureau ultimately determines the insurance rates. Call For More Men The first recommendation made by the team called for more men. Companies two and three should always have four men on duty, Lloyd said, rather than the present three (on eight-hour shifts). The ladder company at the main station should be increased from two to four men, and engine number one at the main station should never operate with the less than four men, which does occur at times, Lloyd said. One other manpower recommendation would put an officer on duty at all times at the branch stations. Now only one officer is assigned to them. - The second recommendation will take more men plus equipment. Lloyd said a company should be assigned in the southwest part of town to protect the industrial area where Gale Products and Midwest Manufacturing Corp. are located. The firemen also need a training area, Lloyd said. Now they use public streets, but a special area with such things as a flammable liquid pit and fire tower should be available. Suggest 'Mechanic Other recommendations included improvement of records, a mechanic on duty during daytime hours, replacement of apparatus at regular intervals, and building inspections for familiarization. This latter point is not for fire prevention, Lloyd said, but to familiarize the firemen with buildings in their districts so they can react quicker when the fire bell rings. Lloyd noted vast improvement in the overall situation since the last inspection in 1953. Training has improved, and the 18 men added brings the fire department to a.more acceptable level. Under Scrutiny Items that were under scrutiny by the engineers included the water supply from the source to the hydrant, including normal and emergency supplies, department equipment, and records, checking the fire message from the caller to the companies, police cooperation, the building inspector's work, building and fire codes and their enforcement, conflagration potential in the down town area (will a fire spread?) and other items. Lloyd had words of praise for the building inspector, Oscar Hutmacher. "He is doing a good job, and we will be sorry to see him leave." Hutmacher is scheduled for retirement at the end of the year. Lloyd also praised the cooperation of all city departments aiding in the survey. Fire Chief Wayne Nelson commented that these surveys were good because they showed the department exactly where it stands. Require Time City Manager Thomas Herring said some of the recommendations will be carried out immediately, but that others will take time. At any time, the city can request a re-inspection if it feels it can gain a lower inspection because of improvements, Lloyd noted. Herring pointed out, however, that the recommendations made by the team would tend to put the city in a 2 classification. There are no cities in the 25,000-50,000 class with this rating, he said, and 28 have a 3, 84 have a 4, 111 have a 5, and, 67 (including Galesburg) have a 6. Twenty- four more have lower ratings. The Black Hills PASSION PLAY 29 & 30 Sept Sunday Matinee at 2:30 p.m Evenings — 8:04) p .m. Prices $1.60 • $2.20 • $2.75 Student Matinee MONDAY — 12:45 p.m. Prices 75c Call or write for tickets Galesburg Register-Mail 140 S. Prairie 342-5161 Court Hearing Is Scheduled Judge Keith Scott in Knox County Circuit Court Thursday scheduled a hearing Sept. 26, at 10 a.m., on a petition filed by Edward W. Dugan. The petitioner requests his release from the special division of the Menard penitentiary, where he was taken after having been found to be a sexually dangerous person. Dugan, now 28, resided in Knoxville when he was in court here on a charge of taking indecent liberties with a minor child. The charge against him was filed March 6, 1962, and was followed two days later by a petition'for his examination as an alleged sexually dangerous person. The report by psychiatrists was filed March 20, at which time he was adjudged to be a sexually dangerous person and committed to the custody of the Illinois Director of Public Safety. Beginning Tonight The Elks Dining Room will be open every Friday and Saturday from 5 'til 9:30. oCoraine 6 l^edtaurant OPEN DAILY 11 A.M. to 9 P.M. SERVING THE FINEST IN FOODS * SNACKS * DINNERS * LUNCHEONS * SUPPERS * PRIVATE PARTIES We repeat by request of the tired housewife — OUR — SATURDAY NIGHT BUFFET SUNDAY NOON BUFFET —.—o „ HEART OF DOWNTOWN GALESBURG Midway Between the Two Simmons St, Parking Lots IRestJiurant IVNCMfONf 332 I. Simmons DINNERS Phone 343-9013 Vesper Lodge Recognizes Memberships Vesper Masonic Lodge honored veteran members at a dinner meeting Thursday night in the Masonic Hall. The following members were recognized by the presentation of jewels: In lodge 50 years, R. L. Davis, F. F. Jordan and Bruce B. Kelley; 40 years, E. W. Bradley, H. P. Brown, Elim Carlson, B. L. Christy, C. E. Cordell, Gordon Clark, Claude L. Karr, O. B. Lundeen, Thomas Mountjoy, Lambert Peterson, William Schroeder, Ray Trone, Frank Tucker, E. L. Turney, Donald Walker and Walter H. Zimmer. 30, Andrew Larson and 15, E. J. Raymond. George Kennedy made the presentations. In another ceremony, the apprentice degree was conferred on Neal Huffman. Nonpareil Chapter of Order of Eastern Star served the dinner. Place Students In Practicing Teaching Duties Four Galesburg students and one each from Aledo and Elmwood are among some 270 Illinois State Normal University students who are engaged in practice teaching. Those from Galesburg include Carol Bellinger, teaching speech correction and first grade in Metcalf School at Normal; Beth Christy, teaching mentally retarded and first grade in Metcalf School; Gale Dodge, teaching second grade in Metcalf School, and Jarry Sue Shuver, teaching biology at Decatur. Pamela Acord of Aledo is teaching first grade at Metcalf School and Gero'ld Davis of Elmwood, agriculture in Normal Community High School. Better Image Of Renewal, State Urged SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) - Urban renewal officials of Illinois have been urged by a federal housing administrator to work for a more favorable community image of their work. Fred A. Forbes, assistant administrator of the Federal Housing and Home Finance Agency, suggested Thursday to members of redevelopment authorities that they strive to offset criticism of renewal programs forcing the poor from their dwellings. "Follow up on people relocated and show communities the kind of better housing these people now are living in," Forbes told members of the Illinois Association of Redevelopment Authorities. Forbes said that "urban renewal with all its shortcomings has been the one public program that has done something for the living standards of most of the people it has dealt with." The association elected as its president David Morgan of Granite City, succeeding the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Thomas Driscoll of East St. Louis. Also elected were a vice president, John Murphy of Joliet, and a secretary-treasurer, Donald Davis of Decatur. Knox County Legionnaires Seat Officers New officers of the Knox County County American Legion County American Legion Council were installed at a dinner meeting Thursday evening at Yates City. Karl Yost of Morrison, alternate national executive committeeman for the Illinois American Legion Department and a past department commander, installed the officers, assisted by Lester Swanson of Prophetstown, past commander of the 2nd Division. Officers are Florian E. Lasecki, commander; Earl Peacock, senior vice commander; Dale E. Swanson, adjutant; Charles E. Lawrence, chaplain; Andy McBride, service officer and Max Mathers, sergeant-at-arms. The latter is the retiring council commander. The officers are residents of Galesburg, except Peacock of Altona and Mathers of Knoxville. Mrs. Olga Tucker of Wataga, a past 3rd Division Women's Auxiliary president, installed the county auxiliary officers. Yates City legion post and its auxiliary were hosts to the session. Galesburg legion post will entertain the Oct. 17 council session. The Weather K«T to Pdg* l W«a!h«r Strip* Brown—Storm Yellow—Fair Had—Warm _ Blua—CoW NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Mostly cloudy, chance of some rain southeast portion tonight. Saturday partly cloudy and cool. Lows tonight 55-60. Highs Saturday 68-73. IOWA: Mostly cloudy through Saturday with some drizzle tonight and Saturday morning Low tonight near 50 north to the lower 60s south. High Saturday 60s north to the low 70s south. _ CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Mostly cloudy tonight. Lows around 60, Saturday, partly cloudy, continued cool. Highs around 70. Sunday, probably partly cloudy, continued cool. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Cloudy tonight with low in upper 50s. Partly cloudy and cool Saturday with high around 70. Illinois 5-Day Exiandad Forecast NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Temperatures will average near normal. Normal highs, 71-77. Normal lows, 48-53. Cool Saturday, a little warmer Sunday and Monday and cooler again Tuesday or Wednesday. Precipitation will total one- fourth to one-hall inch with the main shower period Monday or Tuesday. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 70; morning's low, 57. Sky cloudy, wind out of the northeast. (Thursday's maximum, 89; midnight, 69.) Sun rose today at 6:45 a. rrr., sets at 7:02 p. m. Humidity, 90%. BASKETBALL St. Louis HAWKS ~ VS. — Cincinnati ROYALS i., Sept. 27,8:30 p.m. at GALESBURG HIGH SCHOOL GYM RESERVED (At Gate $3.00) $2.50 GENERAL (At Gate $2.00) $1,50 STUDENTS $1.00 Sponsored by Galesburg American Legion. Proceed* — Youth programs and Community Service Projects ON SALE AT: LEGION HOME — 571 E. North St. HAWTHORNE DRUG - 15 E. Main St. LeGRANDS SERVICE - Public Square BOWLERS INN — 65 S. Cherry St. Theft of Six Rings Being Investigated An investigation is being continued into the theft of six rings, valued at $2,100, reported to have taken place Thursday at Ellis Jeweler, 219 E. Main St. A tray containing the rings, police were told, was placed in a display case Thursday at 9 a.m. and was discovered to be missing about 4:45 p.m. Three white gold rings were listed and one contained a 1.02-carat diamond with two side diamonds. One was an emerald cut, with two side diamonds and two matching wedding rings and one contained two oval and two round diamonds, with a 66-point center stone. Also listed on the report was a wedding ring with five diamonds. In addition to the listed rings, one ring was said to have been found in the display case before the report was made to police headquarters. Det. Jesse Moss Jr., who investigated the case this morning, said no definite link could be made between a woman who was in the store Wednesday and a man who was a Thursday customer. The woman, it was related, asked to see rings, stating she was about to be married. The male customer yesterday purchased a pair of cuff links, Moss said. Likewise, according to the detective, it was not possible to definitely connect a car which was reported to have been parked in the vicinity of the store. Arraignment Of Stickell Set at Denver DENVER (UPI) — Lawrence Stickell, 46, Galesburg, 111., was to appear in U.S. District Court here today for arraignment on charges of fraudulently obtaining and transporting $93,000 in checks from the Byers State Bank. Stickell, an attorney, surrendered to U.S. marshals in Denver Wednesday, and Thursday posted $10,000 bail with U.S. Commissioner Harold Oakes. Stickell was removed as executor of a $93,000 estate in Galesburg earlier this week. Rain Slows Lake Lowering Operation Draining Lake Storey began Thursday night through a hole cut in the dam at the western edge of the lake, but little evidence of the water level dropping was visible today. City Manager Thomas Herring said the rain this morning wiped out what small gains were made in the few hours of the draw­ down operation. The shoreline was the same at noon as it was before the draining began. This operation, combined with the rotenone treatment applied Wednesday, is designed to make Lake Storey a better game fishing area. Dead gizzard shad were appearing along the shores today. Thursday the fish had sunk to the bottom after the rotenone treatment, leaving the impression that the treatment did not work. But tests made yesterday by Ken Russell, district fish biologist, showed it was successful. The appearance of the shad today backs this statement, said Herring. Fined at Alpha ALPHA — Donald D. Johnson, 22, of Lynn Center, was brought into police magistrate court of George W. Kelly, Alpha, Tuesday on a speeding charge. He was fined $10 and costs. Arrest was made by state troopers. K • COOKING # WATER HEATING • HOME HEATING Iron Horse Team Back in Harness GALESBURG, 111. (AP) — Two iron horses travel south next week in their second season of making a good business out of potential museum pieces. The stablemates are steam locomotives owned by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, the first railroad to sponsor diesel-electric locomotion and one of the last lines to maintain boilers on th° high iron. The engines will pull excursion trains Sept. 22-28 in a series of short, round-trip jaunts between Kewanee and Paducah, Ky. Excursions for railroad fanciers date to the 1930s. Not until the 1950s, however, was steam becoming a novelty. The Illini Rai road Club sponsored a trip in 1955 keyed to nostalgia in the twilight of steam power. By 1960, most of the nation's railroads had converted to cheap er dicsel power requiring less maintenance than steam locomotives. The Burlington, the Union Pacific and the Reading are among the few lines using steam power—but mostly for railroad buffs. Life in Firebox The Burlington fired up one of its • ,lrn « in Marcn 1962 for an Aurora rail outing as a publicity gesture. The unexpected rush of passengers indicated there might still be financial life in the firebox. The railroad recognized the ap peal to rail fans, and offered rides as well to school-age youngsters who never knew the era of steam. Nearly 45,000 children bought tickets for subsequent excursions in 1962. Herb Wallace, Burlington passenger traffic manager, estimates the 1963 excursion will draw 75,000 young passengers. The Burlington in 1934 ran the np hn'g fj •:!, scheduled diesel- electric train, the Zephyr, from Denver to Chicago. By 1959, all its steam engines had been retired. The two engines kept in repair at the line's Galesburg yards are an oil-burning Northern built in 1940 in West Burlington, Iowa, and a smaller, coal-fed Mikado built in 1923. The Mikado pulled excursion trains through Central and Southern Illinois last year. The train included flatcars on which. fans could mount motion picture cameras and tape recorders. The Mikado probably will do most of the downstate hauling next week. Fuel cars will be stationed along the route, and fire departments will be aked to provide water from municipal hydrants. The schedule includes Fulton County Sept. 22, trips in the Galesburg area Sept. 23 and Sept. 27, Beardstown Sept. 24, Litchfield Sept. 25, Centralia Sept. 26, Herrin Sept. 27, and Metropolis Sept. 28. 45 $. PRAIRIE ST. Knox Appoints Counselor for Eastern U.S. John R. Lawrence, admissions counselor, will serve as the Knox College representative to public and private secondary schools on the east coast during the 1963-64 academic year, according to an announcement here today by Allan P. Christiansen, director of admissions. Lawrence, a 1954 Knox graduate, joined the admissions staff in 1962 as a counselor visiting high schools throughout Central Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Oklahoma. He and his wife and three children moved from Galesburg to Yorktown Heights, N. Y-, in August in preparation for his new duties in the east. As east coast representative for Knox. Lawrence will work with secondary school guidance counsellors in New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Ohio and Virginia. Cindy Swings Around in a Sweeping Arc BEAUMONT, Tex. (AP) - The Weather Bureau office at Houston said today that Cindy may be forming another storm or hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico after sweeping in a great arc across Texas and reaching the Mexican border at Brownsville. The Weather Bureau said it is watching the movement closely. The storm dumped 5 -inch rains during the rn<*ht in the southernmost tip of Texas. Cindy, with 80-mile an hour winds and pushing 8-foot tides before it, hit Texas between Galveston and Beaumont Tuesday. Then it hung over southeast Texas for a time, dumping a fraction less than two feet of water on that area. Late Thursday the barely discernible air movement had moved between Victoria and Corpus Christi and limped on during the night to the area where Texas and Mexico meet at the coast. Back Over Gulf "I think just the edge of it is , „ „ at sea and forming a storm like ence Fuller of Geneseo, Route 1, j we had here -. said E A FarrelI> 813 Drivers Affected by State Action Revocation of 176 and suspension of 637 drivers' licenses, chauffers' licenses and driving privileges, based on local court convictions and police reports, have been announced by the office of the Illinois secretary of state. At the same time, it was reported that probationary permits to drive were issued to 386 persons whose licenses previously were suspended but who did not have a total point accumulation in excess of 62. The list of revocations included Roger L. Lawson of 115^ S. Main St., Abingdon, and Frederick L. Rohr of Alexis, for driving while intoxicated. Three violations within a year resulted in suspensions for Clar Charles V. Davenport and Frank lin D. McMeeken, both of Viola. Probationary permits to drive were issued to Milton A. Newman of 809 SE First St., Galva, and William Fanelsa, 10 Public Square. Reasons for revocations were: driving while intoxicated, 142; leaving scene of accident, 2; drag racing, 6; displayed license not issued to him, 4; three offenses within one year, 15; permitted fraudulent use of license, 6; caused or contributed to an accident resulting in death or injury, 1. Reasons for suspensions were: v'-'ated restriction on license or permit, 8; revocation or suspension of a restricted driving permit, 2; three offenses within one year, 592; caused or contributed to an accident resulting in death or injury, 4; permitted fraudulent use of license, 2; driving while intoxicated, 15; gave incorrect information on application for license, 3; convicted of offense while holding a restricted driving permit, 1; driving while license or permit are suspended or revoked, 10. Mandatory provisions of the law applied in 112 of the cases and discretionary in 701. Residents of other states were listed in nine actions. City Seeks Bids The city is seeking bids on furniture for the Galesburg Municipal Airport. Sealed bids will be received until Oct. 3 at 10 a.m., according to Michael A. Gravino, purchasing agent. Bid forms may be obtained at Gravino's office, second floor of the City Hall. Birth Record Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Powell, 2133 Newcomer Drive, a girl Thursday at 11:37 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Conover, LaFayette, a girl Thursday at 12:01 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Pickel, 162 Columbus Ave., a girl today at 7:26 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. Hubert M. Helmkamp, 907 N. Tremont, Kewanee, a girl today at 10:46 a.m. Born at 'St. Mary's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Watson, Monmouth Route 1, a boy Thursday at 7:37 p.m. head of the Houston Weather Bureau office. He said no hurricane" or storm eye had yet formed but that it might do so. Hurricanes and tropical storms lose strength over land but gain power over the sea. The Weather Bureau warned of rain and occasional squalls along the coast with wind gusts up to 30 knots. Small craft warnings went up between Port Arthur and Brownsville. The heavy rains in the Orange- Beaumont-Port Arthur area Tuesday and Wednesday sent 8,000 persons from their homes to shelters, the Red Cross reported. The Red Cross said 3,000 homes suffered some water damage. In Jefferson County alone, said the Civil Defense Council, damage amounted to $9,228,823. Meanwhile, a threatened levee at Port Acres in far southeast Texas appeared secure after two days of efforts to save it with sandbags. RIVER STAGES St. Louis—0.9 fall 0.8. Beardstown—9.3 fall 0.2. Havana—5.4 fall 0.3. Peoria—11.8 rise 0.2. LaSalle—10.3 rise 0.2. Keokuk—2.2 no change. Dubuque—7.1 rise 0.4. Davenport—3.5 rise O.4. Burlington—7.0 no change. An Adventure In Good Eating SUNDAY BAKED VIRGINIA HAM Cherry Sauce 1.20 Includes: Choice of salads, candied sweet potatoes, buttered whole kernel corn, rolls and butter, coffee, tea or milk and dessert. Children's Portioni Available OPEN SUNDAY S to f TWIN CHEFS RESTAURANT 108 E. Main St. LEARN TO SQUARE DANCE IT'S EASY • IT'S FUN • IT'S FRIENDLY LESSONS STARTING TUESDAY, SEPT. 24 DOCEY DOE CLUB — LAKE BRACKEN RD — GALESBURG 8-11 p .m, Donation—$1.00 per couple Sponsor — "Friendly Squares" Square Dance Club. BOB McFARLAND, Instructor Phone 343-5484 9th Annual ' ROTARY TRAVELOG SERIES Don Cooper Tuesday, March 17, 1964 "LUMBERJACK'S ALASKAN ADVENTURE" TUkett Now On Sale Only $ 5 for oil 6 Attractions On Sale At WNDSTROM'S C ft E GROCERY and by AO. ROT4RIANS. ROTARY CLUB of Galesburg 4

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