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2 Golesburg Register-Moil, Galesburg, 111. Monday, Sept. 23, 1963 Three Youthful Bandits Steal Art Treasures CHICAGO (UPI) — Police searched today for three young bandits who cooly -stripped the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America building of possibly a million dollars' worth of paintings, gold sabres, gem-studded jewelry and relics. The gunmen grabbed nightwatchman Leon Krem- pek, 72, just as he was leaving for mass Sunday and , •—— , bound him with bed sheets The Weather Kay to Pag» l Weathw Sli!p« Brown—Storm Yellow—Fait Red—Warm Blua—Cold NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Partly cloudv and a little wanner tonight and fupsriay. Lows tonight in 50s. Highs Tuesday 75-80. IOWA: Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday. Some light rain or drizzle extreme northeast Tuesday. Low tonight 50s north to ROs south. Warmer Tuesday, highs near 70s northeast to 80s southwest. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Partly cloudy tonight. Lows'in middle Wis. Tuesday partly cloudy and wanner. Highs in upper 70s. Southeasterly winds 8-15 m.p.h. tonight and Tuesday. Outlook for Wednesday, partly cloudy and mild. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Partly cloudy and a littJe warmer tonight and Tuesday. Low tonight in lower 50s. High Tuesday in upper 70s. Illinois 5-Day Extended Forecast NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Temperatures will average three to six degrees above normal. Normal liighs, 70-76. Nonnal lows 47-53. A warming trend will be experienced, mostly early in the week. Total precipitation, about three- fourths of an inch. Showers are most likely late in the week. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 60; morning's low, 50. Sky partly cloudv, wind out of the southeast. (Sunday's maximum, 69; midnight, 53; Saturday's maximum, 71; midnight, 59.) Sun rose today at 6:48 a. m., sets at 6:57 p. m. Humidity 52%. RIVER STAGES St. Louis 0.2 rise 0.9. Beardstown—9.4 no change. Havana—5.5 rise 0.1. Peoria—11.8 no change. LaSalle—10.5 fall 0.1. Morris—4:9 no change. Keokuk—2.2 rise 0.1. Dubuque—7.2 fall 0.1. Davenport—3.8 rise 0.1. Burlington—7.3 rise 0.1. Plan Convention Rev. Sylvester Sanford, former superintendent of the Rescue Mission, will attend the International Convention of Rescue Missions in Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 27-29. He also will be guest speaker in the Milwaukee Faith Temple Sept. 29. LICENSE SERVICE DRAFTING PICTURE FRAMING RENTAL ITEMS HOBBY CRAFTS SLOAN'S DECOR CENTER 1058 E. LOSEY 343-4516 to a day bed on the first floor. "We've been casing (his place for two weeks," Krempck said one of them told him. Vincent Versen, the organization's national secrelary. said the losses "could be worth more than a million dollars. "It would be difficult to place a value on the objecls," he said, "since I hey were priceless and irreplaceable." Not in Hurry One of the bandits held a gun on Krempck while the other two took 3'^ hours to ransack the three-story building, floor-by-floor. They made off with a 1,000- year - old gem studded chalice, three studded gold sabres, and cuff links and a watch of the late Ignace Paderewski, a Polish pianist. The robbers slashed nine "priceless" oil paintings from their frames and left a tenth behind. Possessions of the late Madame Marie Curie, a Polish - born physicist, may have been taken, police said. The robbers swept through the building, shattering glass showcases, overturning statues, wrcck- j ing furniture and prying doors open. Are Thorough They pried open a credit union safe and rifled through about GO desks. Valuable stamp collections were missing. On the second floor, the men took numerous letters famous persons had sent to Paderewski's relatives at the time of the pianist's death in 1941. Robbers took one of Paderewski's hats and perched it on a statue of him. The building is the headquarters for the Polish Union, an international organization, and a Polish newspaper is also printed there. Police said the robbers appeared to recognize most of the items of value, but the manner in which the safe was opened, indicated the work of amateurs. The men were believed to be in their early twenties, police said They escaped in Krempek's car after taking the $38 the night- watchman had with him. United Fund Public Drive Opens Oct. 1 Kickoff dinner for the month- long public campaign of the Knox County United Fund-Red Cross Appeal will be held Oct. 1 in the ballroom of the Custer Inn. Four manufacturing companies, Butler, Midwest, Gale Products and Gates Rubber will sponsor the dinner. The dinner is scheduled for all active volunteer workers in the drive. Final details for the county-wide drive will be discussed at this time and the status of the initial canvasses reported. The campaign goal is $182,300 and is to be distributed among 11 participating agencies. Mrs. Charles R. Wetherbee, chairman of the arrangements committee, is in charge of the program, reception and seating of guests. Initial gifts and corporate divisions officially opened the 1963 campaign Sept. 17. These divisions held their first report meeting at noon today in the Bamboo Room of the Custer. List Agencies The agencies included in the campaign are Prairie Council, Boy Scouts of America, Shabbonee 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 Mentally Retarded and Knox County Mental Health Association. Max V. Wisgerhof is general chairman of the fund-raising campaign. The drive will be con eluded Oct. 24 at which time final reports will be made at a dinner in the Custer Inn at 6:30 p.m. Howe Firm Ends Baking Operations A bakery with 40 years history in Galcsburg and 46 years of business life in this community ended its baking operations over the weekend. The Howe - Anderson Bakery was founded in 1923 by Bartlett Howe. Joe Anderson, a former Galcsburg mayor, worked in the flour and feed division of the firm, originally founded in 1917, and the two men combined to give the bakery its name. Last March the Colonial Baking Co., of Peoria, leased the routes from the local firm, but the Howe - Anderson personnel continued to make the sweet goods for this company. Ambrose Gummerson, vice president and secretary of the local bakery, said today Colonial plans to continue running the local firm with Colonial goods as before. All routemen will remain in their positions, but the bakers that were working until the weekend will have to find new jobs because of the curtailment of the baking operations. READ Th '..ANT ADS! AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PUBLIC Anyone who listens to the radio or reads the paper, is aware of much adverse publicity in the past weeks. Most of us here at Weaver Motors, were born and raised in this city and are vitally interested in maintaining our good name and reputation. We are all vitally interested in working, staying in business and helping ourselves and our community. We are not seeking sympathy—we are simply asking for the patience and indulgence of our many friends and ask that we be allowed to keep our fine relationship with each and everyone of you. In spite of many vicious rumors, we would like to state that our doors are still open—that we have a shipment of 1964 automobiles on hand—that our service and parts departments are open in both the car and truck division. We have sold many cars and trucks, both new and used in the past 30 days and this we will continue to do. We have made some personnel changes and will continue to operate an honest and sincere operation. We only ask for the good old American spirit of fair play and that we not be misjudged. At the Weaver Motors International truck garage, you will find Harold Weaver, who will be responsible for the entire operation, ready to serve you along with other loyal employees. Our safety test lane will start the new season on October 1st and the remainder of the truck shop U open from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. for your continued needs. Again may we state?-We do not want sympathy, just good business relations. Won't you drive out and visit with us? HAROLD C WEAVER WEAVER MOTORS 1611 GRAND AVENUE Phone 342-0161 Goldwater Drive Aides Announced Rex D. Johnson of Oneida and W. II. Harper of Kewanee will head the Volunteers for Goldwa ter campaign in the 19th Con gressional District. John F. Milliken, chairman of the official Illinois Division of the National Draft Goldwater Committee, made the announcements today. He said the formation of the 19th District campaign group is the first in the state and that it will be the pilot organization for similar clubs in Illinois. Johnson declared that an overwhelming sentiment for Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz.) exists at the grassroots. He said many Republicans who did not actively participate in the last presiden- tian campaign have expressed a willingness to work for Goldwater. Johnson is a grain dealer in this part of the state, and Harper is a publisher. Both have long records of activity in state Republican affairs. Harper is a past chairman of the downstate United Republican Fund, and is now serving as chairman of the United Republican Fund in Henry County. The two men said county chairmen for Goldwater groups will be announced shortly, and predicted such clubs will exist in every county of the district. Besides Knox and Henry counties, the 19th District is composed of Fulton, Henderson, Mercer, Rock Island and Warren counties. Witnesses End Parley At Moline Continued use of the Bible as a guide and sole source of truth and authority was urged by a Jehovah Witness official at a 3- day Bible instruction session in Moline. Sessions concluded Sun day. Angelo Catanzaro of New York district supervisor of the Witness es, delivered a talk the final day to some 1,000 Illinois delegates on "The Bible Triumphs in a Scientific World." Included in the Galesburg delegation was Robert Malone Sr., presiding minister of Jehovah's Witnesses. Catanzaro cited many scrip tures to prove the authenticity of the Bible. Its use in a scientific way in the modern age can also be established, he asserted. He pointed out that the Kingdom of God is the real issue today and that when that Kingdom is fully established, mankind can live in peace and prosperity, without fear of death or of want. The purpose of the 3-day ses sion was to provide a refresher course in the ministry. Discussions, demonstrations and talks were conducted to help delegates understand how they can overcome difficulties in their preach ing and teaching work. Music, Scenery, Costuming Will Beautify The Passion Play Story Community 'Q' Veterans Slate Annual Meet at Denver Members of the Burlington Railroad Veterans Association and Auxiliary have reserved a car on the California Zephyr Thursday to attend the group's national convention at Denver. The two-day event will be highlighted by an address by Harry C. Murphy, Burlington president, at the Denver Hilton Hotel, where most of the activities are slated. A business meeting will follow a banquet Friday night. Official delegates from Galesburg are O. N. Henning, president; Joe Connors, vice president; M. E. Cratty, secretary-treasurer, and from the auxiliary Mrs. R. E. Stackhouse, president; Mrs. H. S. Neeld, vice president, and Mrs. C. W. Owens, secretary-treasurer. Chorus Sings In Production Magnificent choral music will be one of the features which will make the Galesburg stage presentation of the Black Hills Passion Play an unforgettable religious and pageantry experience, in Galesburg High School auditorium the coming weekend. Tickets for this stage presentation are on sale now at the office of the Galesburg Register-Mail, which is bringing the touring Black Hills Passion Play production to this city as a non-profit public service. Those who wish to view the presentation may write, phone, or call now at the Register-Mail. Prices and box office hours are listed in daily advertisements in this newspaper. Music will feature the Galesburg area's own Community Chorus. Thirty singers directed by Creston Klingman, who conducts the semiannual oratorio performances such as "The Messiah," and other great choral works, will be neard in distinguished selections from the religious repertoire of all deno m i n a t i o n s, throughout the two-hour production, interspersing the spoken dramatic scenes. One of the climaxes of the Passion Play as presented by the Black Hills company, now on tour from their home amphitheatre at Spearfish, features the singing of the Hallelujah chorus from "The Messiah" by Handel, in which the Community Chorus will be heard. Diligent rehearsing has been going on for some time, and dress rehearsal the coming Saturday night will be held with the Passion Play's regular musical director in charge. Those who have heard the chorus in its rehearsal sessions say that it is evident a great musical treat is in store for those who attend the Sunday matineee and night, and Monday night presentations of this religious and dramatic event. Autumn Is Officially Here Although autumn weather has been with us in the Galesburg area the past several weeks, the official beginning of fall wasn't until this afternoon at precisely 1:24 p.m. The change of seasons came at the precise moment the sun arrived at the intersection of two imaginary circles in the sky, the Celestial Equator and the Ecliptic. Meanwhile cool weather persists in the Galesburg area. The temperature recorded this morning was a chilly 50. Sunday's high was near 70. The Weather Bureau said tonight and Tuesday would be a little warmer. Tomorrow the mercury is expected to range in the upper 70s. People in the Great Lakes re gion celebrated the last night of summer by watching a brilliant display of Northern Lights. The Weather Bureau called it "an appropriate introduction to the autumn season." STRIKING EFFECTS in scenery and costuming embellish the presentation by professional cast of trained actors and actresses who have been giving the Black Hills Passion Play each season and arc now on tour, coming to Galesburg Sept. 29 and 30. Likened to paintings by "old master" artists arc the scenes such as in the above actual photograph of the Passion Play which Galesburg area people can see and hear during the coming weekend. Tickets are available at the Register- Mail office. READ THE WANT ADS! A REPUTATION OF DIGNITY A good reputation has to be earned. We are proud of the high esteem in which we are held by the thousands of individuals, friends and members of families whom we have been able to serve in their time of need. flBSI IPUCKETT w sJunemtJ/ome 96 North Chambers St. GALESBURG, ILLINOIS ESTABLISHED 1922 : uui li S *i ULU iu Sinn tldillllllii "IUIIIHI Birth Record Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Jack R. Hix, 1224 N. Seminary St., a boy at 5:49 p.m. Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Head, Berwick, a girl at 6:28 a.m. Sunday. Born at St. Mary's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Leo A, Hennenfent, RFD, Galesburg, a boy at 10:16 p.m. Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Francis E. Camper, 1145 Bridge Ave., a girl at 9:10 a.m. Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. James L. Gunther, Knoxville, a girl at 1:14 a.m. Monday. Mi-, and Mrs. Donald Knott, 412 Locust- St., a boy at 2 a.m. Monday. Mr. and Mrs, Leigh Barry Trevor, 13995 Superior Rd., East Cleveland Ohio, are the parents of a son, Stephen Dean, born Sunday at 12:28 p.m. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Dean S. Trevor, 858 Washington Ave., Galesburg. Native Finds Some Changes In 64 Years A former resident, who left Galesburg 64 years ago, returned last week to meet cousins she had never seen and to find a vast ly different city. Mrs. M. Martin, now of Bremerton, Wash., near Seattle, left Galesburg in 1899 with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. McGonagle. The family moved to Denver, Colo., where they lived for 20 years, then moved to Washington. Although Mrs. Martin was only six years old when she left Galesburg, she still remembered the family home on North Street. She said she played long hours in the Public Square, and still remem bers the trough in the square where her father watered their horses. Cousins she had never seen until last week included Mrs. Rivers Sullivan, 1740 N. Cherry St.; W. R. Loring, 387 Arnold St., and Mrs. Mary McCarthy, 60 W. Fourth St. "I recognized them immediately from pictures, however," she said. "I just love Galesburg with its trees and streets," she said. "It has grown wonderfully, and is a beautiful city," she said. Although she was leaving for Washington today by bus, she vowed to return again next spring with at least one of her brothers, W. J. McGonagle. He is retired and lives in Washington, as does a second brother, Charles E, McGonagle. Top Hog Market ALTONA — Everett and Rolland Main of Altona topped the Chicago hog market Sept. 19 with 37 Hampshire and white butchers averaging 213 pounds at $16.75. The meaty-butchers showing desirable conformation and balance and promising a high yield of the lean cuts were the only hogs to reach the extreme top price that day. They were purchased for an Eastern specialty trade and were sold by Clyde Davis, hog salesman for the National Live Stock Commission Co. 1,250 Cash Scholarships To Be Granted by Illinois Approximately 1,250 monetary awards and 3,000 honorary awards will be granted for the academic year 1964-65 to deserving high school graduates under the state scholarship program. State scholarship applicants must take the qualifying examination administered by the American College Testing program Saturday, Nov. 9. Only the scores from this testing date will be considered by the Illinois State Scholarship . Program. ACT registration forms may be obtained from the student's high school. The forms and an accompanying $4 fee should be mailed to ACT Program, 519 W. Sheridan Road, McHenry. ACT will notify students of their assigned examination center. Monetary awards are granted to a maximum of $750, as determined by the scholarship commission, toward tuition and fees for the academic year. Honorary awards are granted when financial need does not exist. Awards are applicable at any of 86 approved colleges and universities in Illinois for undergraduate study only, and are renewable annually under commission regulations. To be eligible for consideration for a state scholarship, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen, legal resident of Illinois, high school graduate by August 1964 with no college or other advanced training following high school graduation and prior to the qualifying examination. Applicants must be in the upper half of their high school class scholastically at the end of six semesters, and must be of good moral character. Students may obtain an Illinois State Scholarship bulletin from their schools. State scholarships may be renewed for three consecutive academic years after the first award, for a total eligibility period of eight semesters or 12 quarters. In reapplying, the winner must: continue to be a legal resident of Illinois, have attended an approved institution within the State of Illinois as a full-time day student for the freshman academic year, have successfully completed the work of the preceding academic year and be recommended for renewal by the college, submit a renewal application and remain eligible in all other respects according to the rules established by the commission. Announcement of semifinalists should occur in January 1964. Monetary and honorary award winners will be selected from this group and will be notified of their awards in April 1964. DR. I. ERNSTEIN OPTOMETRIST CONTACT LENSES EYES EXAMINED JJhgn/l LIVING SOUND ffZ*^' HEARING AIDS GALESBURG OPTICAL CO. 339 E. Main Hourn a A.M. lo 6 P.M. Frldaya: 9 A.M. to 8:30 P.M. Wsdnaiday'i 'Til Noon. 343-6317 OT 342-301? 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 UNCLE HARRY SAYS A diplomat is a person who. thinks twice before saying nothing. GO WEST BLOOD CENTER TO OPERATE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 ATTENTION CITIZENS OF GALESBURG AND KNOX COUNTY Due to the large number of rejects on our Wednesday operation September 18th and because the Rio Bioodmobile visit was cancelled due to a large farm meeting. The local Knox County Regional Blood Center will operate on an off Wednesday, Sept. 25. REMEMBER THE DATE SEPTEMBER 25 THE HOURS 11:30 to 6 P.M. THE PLACE -1640 N. Henderson St., Galesburg, Illinois IF YOU NEED A RIDE PHONE 342-0126. REMEMBER THE BLOOD IS THERE BECAUSE YOU CARE. KNOX COUNTY REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER t S

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