Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 19, 1973 · Page 30
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 30

Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, June 19, 1973
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28 6ol §8bura Reoistar'Mall, fialesbufa. III, Tue5day ,.June 19, 1973 A Serious Man Army Veteran Dead at 101, Last Link to Indian Wars Last Link Freidnak Fraske, Chicago, ithe tat Atnmy veteran of the American. Indian Wans died yesterday ait tthe age of 101. He is shown here in this file photo with his daughter, Mrs. Lillian Finaske. Fraiske served in toe Wyoming Teirri'tary during the 1880s and 1890s 'and was discharged in 1897. (UNIFAX) SIDING ALL TYPES FOR LESS ALUMINUM • STEEL • VINYL WHY PAY TOO MUCH? We will beal arty Legitimate price Includingl Sale Price! CALL COLLECT (309)342-5758 OR MAIL COUPON PREMIUM 30 DISTRIBUTORS P BOX 329 Galesburg, III. 61401 Gentlemen: Send me more Information on siding for my house: Name Address _ — Town - — —Phone — | CHICAGO (UPI) - Fredrak Fraske was the last Army veteran of the American Indian wars. He died Monday at the age of 101, the last link to a long-past era. "I don't have anything of his uniform, i don't think I have any pictures left," his daughter, Lillian Fraske, said in a quiet, sad voice. "He was a serious man all his life," she said. "He didn't like to tell a joke." Fraske was born in Hamburg, Germany, and emigrated to the United States with his family at the age of three. After his father died, he lied about his age to get into the Army. "He thought he was going to get a few dollars that he could send home to his mother," she said. "His salary was $9 a month." Served in Wyoming Territory Fraske served in the Wyoming Territory during the 1890s. His date of service stretched back farther than any of the nation's 28.9 million veterans. "I imagine he traveled to Wyoming on mules and wagons or maybe just mules. He said he lived mostly on beans and they used their horses' saddles as pillows," Miss Fraske said. She recalled one battle her father fought in. "It wasn't really too much of a battle with the Indians," she said. "There was a larger group of Americans so\ the Indians dashed to the woods because they knew they would be beaten." "He said you had to be aware of the Indians constantly. When the wagon came out with the money to pay these soldiers off, they were waiting," she said. When Fraske left the Army, he returned to Chicago, his daughter said, and worked as a painter and a guard. "He didn't like to talk about his Army days. When we grow older, our minds change and we think differently," Miss Fraske said. She said he became practically blind, was often mentally confused and could not walk without support. Waged a Public Battle Last year Miss Fraske, 68, waged a public battle to force the Veterans Administration to supply a nurse to help her care for the old soldier in his home. Although the VA normally helps veterans only in veterans hospitals, it agreed to provide a alone?'" Miss Fraske said. "No matter how old he is you don't want him to leave," she said. Before he died she said he called out . to her, "Lillian, Lillian are you here with me. I said yes I -am here. I kissed him and he was cold already. I fenew he was gone." Miss Fraske said she wanted a military funeral for her father. "I certainly think ho they thought so much of him when he was alive, they will think of him now." licensed practical nurse at least shouId have „ sne , d 1<lf on a part-time basis. 1 "He didn't know too much about (today's) world." When the men went up to the moon, he said, 'What are they doing there? We aren't throwing garbage on their heads. Why don't we leave the' moon Springfield Man Gets Knox Prize t&vid A. Kopf, Springfield, has been named winner of the annual Elizabeth B. Smith Prize for Excellence in Physics at Knox College. The award, given to an outstanding junior or senior majoring in physics, was established in 1955 by Murray and Alice Wolfram Smith of t)es Plflines, both Knox '25. The award, Which carries a cash I stipend, honors Smith's mother. Kopf, a 1970 graduate of Springfield High School, is the son of Mrs. Aaron Kopf, 100 Windsor Rd., Springfield. 'P Appoints Camp Director For Sessions This Summer Mrs. Carl ttmstott, 20 Chestnut St., has been appointed camp director for the Knox County YMCA, according to Walter Jones, executive director. She will direct day camp and "Y" sessions at Camp Shaubena at Lake Bracken. Mrs. Bemston had been director at Camp Archie Allen—the camp of the Rock Island YWCA —for the past three years. She is a registered nurse and has supervised and trained counselors and conducted waterfront activities, nature programs, sports and activities. The day camp for boys and girls ages six through 14 is held at the campsite on the South Lake Storey Road. Campers will meet at the "Y" at 8:30 a. m. to go by bus to the lake and will return to the "Y" for swimming instruction at 4 p. m. Four* camp periods will be conducted during the weeks of June 11 and 18 and July A and 16. Northern Ethiopia has at least 1.500 medieval churches. Hundreds are still unknown to the outside world. " > 1 MOONLIGHT MADNESS Wednesday, June 20 6-9 P.M. ONLY It takes a special kind of nut to fix a Volkswagen. Every last tool and procedure we use on your VW wos either designed or authorized for the cor by the engineers, who built it. Every lost nut has to be factory-approved. Including the nut who does the fixing. He's a graduate of a VW And he knows everything there is to know about a VW. Unless we make an improvement. Then he goes right back to school to learn about that. What all this nutty devotion to standardization adds up to, of course, is service that's very efficient and very sure-fingered. So while at first it seems a little insane, on second thought anything else would be crazy. _ GALESBURG VOLKSWAGEN, Inc. ($h 2181 Grand Ave, Galesburg AUTHORIZED SEALER 6-7 P.M. ALL ACCESSORIES 25% OFF 7-8 P.M. ALL LAMPS 25% OFF 8-9 P.M. All Rockers And Recliners 20% OFF All Sales Cash & Carry CARRIAGE HOUSE 248 E. SIMMONS ST. Across From New City Parking Lot OONLIGHT WED. JUNE 20 th 6 P.M. » 9 PM Only DOWNY Fabric Softener King Size c CL0R0X BLEACH Vi Gallon $109 FOR ffji WIZZARD u AIR FRESHNER 9 Oz. Aeresol Cans ARMOUR Chili Wlth Beans 15 1 /* Ox. Cans ARMOUR CHILI -sW'TH BEAMS > 100% Polyester DESIGNER CUTS Solids & Prints 1 to 5 Yd. Lengths Reg. $2.59 $179 Yd. TRIPLE 'AAA' CANNED SODA POP Orange, Crape, Strawberry, Cherry, Cola, Lemon Lime, Root Beer 12 Oz. Cans SATHERS COOKIES A Large Assortment To Choose From Pkgs. BALL CAN <* FREEZE JARS We Have Vi Pt. to Quart Size In Regular or Wide Mourn Vi Gal. Size — Regular Mouth Also 3 Styles of Jelly Glasses and Jars. AT GIBSON'S EVERYDAY LOW PRICE SCOTCH Transparent TAPE 14x700 Inches #174 5 "< 99c GUMBALL MACHINE STYR0F0AM COOLERS COIN BANK With LOCK & KEY Reg. *1.12 With LID Great for Picnics Camping & Fishing So Light to Carry LISTERINE ANTISEPTIC MOUTHWASH 20 Oz. Reg. $1.19 PRESTO COOKER CANNER 16 Quart #CA16 $<)059 Wednesday, June 20-6 P.M. - 9 P.M. ONLY Squirrel 169 N, Broad St Galesburg, III. HOURS: Men. thru Wed. 9 AM to 8 PM Thurs. thru Sot. 9 AM to 9 PM Sunday 12 Noon to 5 PM Charcoal Briquettes 10 Lbs.

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