Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on September 24, 1963 · Page 2
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 2

Galesburg, Illinois
Issue Date:
Tuesday, September 24, 1963
Page 2
Start Free Trial

2 Galesburg Register-Mdil, Galesburg, 111. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1963 Enrollment Hike Prompts Hiring of Two New Teachers By LARRY REID To cope with the enrollment problems of District 205, school directors, by a 5-2 vote Monday night, authorized Dr. Clifton Bell, superintendent, to employ two additional teachers. Dr. Robert Kirkpatrick and Dr. Robert Way voted against the recommenda- May< Viewpi or Gives tointto j Church Group Mayor Robert Cabeen, in a talk before the Galesburg Council of Churches Monday, explained his stand and that of the Presbyterian Church's on a proposed motel. Circumstances, Mayor Cabeen said, may make it appear that he and the church oppose progress for the city because of the action taken opposing a liquor permit for the million-dollar motel proposed for the Galesburg Club site. In reality, he said, no other action could be taken because a proper petition had not yet been presented to City Council. In answer to a question concerning urban renewal for the Public Square, the mayor said the problem is proceeding according to plan. He pointed out that one of the difficulties to be encountered will be that of finding someonp interested in making use of the property to be made available once the land is cleared. He added that the possibility of converting the area between the square and Knox College into a civic center has not as yet been ruled out, but no definite plans could as yet be made. Exchange Thanks In conclusion, he thanked the church council for its interest in community projects, and members of the council unanimously approved a motion thanking the mayor for his efforts in lifting the standards of Galesburg's city government. In other matters, the council set the dates for an annual clothing drive Oct. 27 -Nov. 3. Clothing collected will be used in relief work in needy areas of the world. Central Congregational Church is to serve again this year as the collecting station for articles Clothing is to be shipped Nov. fi. The council also voted to urge church, members of the area write representatives of both state and national governments requesting passage of an adequate civil rights bill. Have You Heard That William R. O'Brien, a former Galesburg resident and now of Hayfield, Minn., is a patient in St Olaf Hospital in Austin, Minn., following a heart attack. ELLESON'S BAKERY 144 E. MAIN ST. Formerly Federal Bakery Specializing in French Pastries, Danish Pastries, Cream Puffs, Cookies, Breads. DECORATED CAKES DAY OLD BAKERY GOODS -V4 Price 9 'til 5 — Monday thru Sat. » 'til 9 — Monday & Friday Owners Mr. & Mrs. Richard Elleson tion made by the superintendent. Kirkpatrick said that he believed this was not the time to ask for two additional instructors. Dr. Bell said that the employment of two more teachers would relieve overcrowded classrooms. Administrators said that some students could be transferred from overloaded schools to less crowded ones, but transportation problems then become involved. Increase 137 Lowell Betsworth, assistant superintendent, reported an increase of 137 students over last year's total. Second enrollment report this year showed 7,600 students in District 205 classrooms. Betsworth pointed out that in the elementary level, there has been a growth of 26, a drop in the junior high school level of 23, and an increase in the high school of 146. Special education enrollment decreased by 12. Points To Critical Areas Problem areas are senior sci ence and American problem classes in the high school, first year industrial arts classes, two first grades at Weston and a first and second grade combination room at Coldbrook, he said. Weston has 76 students in both grades and Coldbrook has 38 in the combination group. There are six classes in the elementary level with more than 35 pupils—the latter figure set by administrators as being the maximum desired number of students in a classroom. Physical education classes are larger and will average about 40 to a class in the district. Nothing will be done with these classes, he added. In other business, William Day was employed as a mechanic in the bus garage to replace the late Lyle Gould. Day will receive an annual salary of $5,100. Directors employed four instructors in the apprenticeship and journeyman trade program sponsored by District 205. No Local Funds All four programs are paid for from federal and state funds, and no district funds are involved, Dn Bell pointed out. The teachers were employed at a basic pay rate of $5 per hour. The program is expected to last about 36 weeks. Those employed were Chauncey Kenney, Galesburg High School instructor, who will teach basic electricity; Harry Price, Thomas Plumbing & Heating, plumbing and steam fitting; Herschel Maxwell of Wataga, electrician contractor, electrical wiring, and Lloyd Rosenberg, Burlington Railroad, diesel maintenance. Classes, already under way, are being held Monday night at the Burlington Railroad station and on Tuesday and Thursday nights at the high school. Dr. Bell told the board that a carpentry class may be started at the high school if a sufficient number enrolls. Indictments Returned by Grand Jury Shortly before noon today, members of the grand jury for the June term of Knox County Circuit Court returned two indictments involving a total of four defendants. A six-count murder indictment was returned against Louis A. Dilworth, 37, of Carbondale. Dilworth vas alleged to have fatally shot his wife, Mary Louise Dilworth, 38, also of Carbondale, last July 24, at the home of their son-in-law and daughter in Galesburg. Dilworth then was reported to have shot himself and was a patient at St. Mary's Hospital until Sept. 13, when he was released and transferred to the county jail. No bail was set in his case. State's Atty. Donald C. Woolsey, after return of the indictment, said the six counts charged the crime by various descriptions in the new criminal code. He remarked there was no extenuating count in manslaughter, either vol untary or invo'untary and in his opinion the evidence did not war rant it. He added, "but if it should by any chance take on the appearance of a crime of passion, I can ask for instructions in manslaughter at any time during the trial." Indict 3 for Robbery Three defendants were named in the one-count armed robbery indictment also returned by the grand jury. Named were James Irwin McClain, 36, of Moline; James Edward Geary, 21, of Wyoming, Route 1, and Charles David Jacobs, 19, of Kewanee The armed robbery was alleged to have taken place May 23 at the Jerry King residence on the Appleton blacktop road south of Victoria. Bond of $5,000 each was set. The grand jurors made two rec ommendations. One was another night deputy for the county and the second recommended that a better fingerprint detection process be instituted by the sheriff's office. Testimony in the cases was started Monday and concluded this morning. Witnesses and evidence are presented for the determination whether there is sufficient cause to return indictments. Mathers Presiding In the absence of Judge Keith Scott, presiding judge who conducted court here Monday but was unable to return today due to previous commitments, Judge Gale A. Mathers presided as the grand jurors, with Dale A. Doak of Oneida as foreman, and Betty Yates of Galesburg as secretary, made its returns. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! ANNOUNCEMENT Doctor J, C. Hedington 405 Bank of Galesburg Will retire from Medical Practice October l»t., 1963. All bills payable at above office by October 1st., 1963. Cosmopolitan Club Receives New Members Four new members were received by the Galesburg Cosmopolitan Club at a dinner meeting Monday at the Elks Club. They are Harvey Briton, James Wicks, Samuel Shotts and Richard P. Williams. Guest speaker at the meeting was Carol Wicks, Galesburg Senior High School student, who related her experiences while in Oslo, Norway, where she resided with a family through the American Field Service program. The club planned a fall party at the Holiday Inn for its next session. READ THE WANT ADS! 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 Bloodmobile 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, IF YOU NEED A RIDE PHONE 342-0126. REMEMBER THE BLOOD IS THERE BECAUSE YOU CAR! inois KNOX COUNTY REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER M'VJ •' <i\B~. HAT IN RING—State Sen. John Meyer (above) of Danville today announced he would seek the nomination for secretary of state. An attorney, Meyer has served two terms in the Illinois House and three in the Senate He was U.S. delegate to United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs at Geneva, Switzerland, chairman of the State Narcotics Commission and a member of the legislative group which drew up the legislation establishing Illinois Youth Commission. He also has been named to the new Illinois State Crime Commission. Dredge Moves Upstream on Mississippi A government dredge "William A. Thompson" headed upstream to Clinton, Iowa, today after finishing a project near Lock and Dam No. 14 near LeClaire, Iowa, Monday. The vessel will dredge Beaver Slough, a side-channel of the Mississippi River that serves an industrial area of southern Clinton. The job at LeClaire was started Friday, and the dredge will travel into the St. Paul, Minn., District following the Clinton project for additional assignments. The Coast Guard cutter "Goldenrod" passed through Lock 15 at Rock Island Monday. The trip was a periodic inspection of river navigational aides such as buoys, lights and channel markers. Flows in the Mississippi River and its tributaries continue to remain at low stage for this time of year, although the Mississippi stages will not be as low this week as last week, the engineers reported. Cargo passing through Lock 15 last week amounted to 256,430 tons. Northbound cargoes totaled 207,750 tons carried by 143 barges and 29 tow boats. Southbound cargoes amounted to 48,680 tons on 172 barges and 28 towboats. Blood Center Needs Donors For Wednesday Six types of blood are needed at the Knox County Blood Center, Mrs. Rivers Sullivan, administrator, reported today. The need stems from an unusually large number of volunteers being rejected the past few days" because of colds, she said. The bloodmobile operation at Rio had also to be cancelled due to conflicting meetings. The blood center in Galesburg will be in operation Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and volunteers who need a ride may call the center. Mrs. Sullivan stated at least 80 pints of blood are needed because 45 pints were delivered to the city's two hospitals during the weekend. Kerner Names Judge Spanton To Commission Judge Conway Spanton of Cambridge has been appointed by Gov. Otto Kerner to the Com' mission on Children created by the 73rd General Assembly. The commission comprises 15 mem bers. Purpose of the group, composed also of legislative appointees and state officials, is to study the needs of all children and to assist in the planning for the best use of programs affecting their well being. TICKET Information The Black HilU PASSION PLAY Sept. 29 & 30 Cad or Write Galesburg Register-Mail 140 S. Prairie 342-5161 Traffic Club Presents Life Membership George A. Cridland, who recently retired as Santa Fe agent in Galesburg, was presented a life membership in the Galesburg Traffic and Transportation Club at the organization's meeting Monday evening at Wickes Lumber Co. Cridland, who was one of the charter members of the club, said that while he and his wife may travel to other climates during summer and winter months, they plan to continue Galesburg as their permanent address, Harold R. Beaumont, formerly of Fort Madison, is Cridland's successor and was introduced during the meeting. Dale Hatch, club chairman, conducted a business session following a smorgasbord. Announcement was made that the next meeting, Oct. 28, will be at Holiday Inn, with George Warren, manager of the Galesburg Chamber of Commerce as the speaker. A membership vote approved the change of the November meeting from the fourth Monday to Friday, Nov. 22. Also slated for the Holiday Inn, this meeting will be Ladies Night, with entertainment and dancing. To Elect Officer! Officers will be elected at the October meeting, and Hatch named a nominating committee comprised of Robert Burke, chairman; Kenneth Nelson, and Gene Wyatt. Members and guests were welcomed by Jerry Erskine, Wickes manager, who related that during June 60 carloads of materials were delivered to the business on the Abingdon road, along with between 115 and 120 truck shipments. Erskine reviewed the company's progress from its formation at Saginaw, Mich., to the present time. It now consists of nine divisions, one of which is the lumber business. Galesburg lumber operations are part of a total of 46 in this field in 17 states, the manager stated. Cadet Officers Appointed for Knox Battalion Lt. Col Henry M. Jordan, professor of military science at Knox College, today announced the appointment of two cadets as student officers of the ROTC battalion at the college. Named to serve as battalion commander for the 1963-64 school year was J. Terrence Klopcic, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Klopcic, Batavia. Appointed to the post of battalion executive officer for the Knox ROTC unit was William V. Taggart, son of Mr. and Mrs. William P. Taggart, 1245 Clark St., Galesburg. Klopcic is a member af Tau Kappa Epsilon society fraternity at Knox. A football and baseball letterwinner, he is also on the dean's list of distinguished students. Klopcic spent the second semester last year carrying on research at the Argonne National Laboratory near Chic-~o under the Argonne Semester program administered by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. Taggart will serve as Klopcic's executive officei in the Knox ROTC battalion. A 1960 graduate of Galesburg High School, Taggart is a chemistry major at Knox. He is a member of Phi Delta Theta social fraternity. He has been active oa the college rifle team. He has received the Sons of the American Revolution award, the Veterans of Foreign Wars medal and the American Legion Post 285 Marksmanship award. READ T T 'E WANT ADS1 ROLE OF THE CHRISTUS in the Black Hills Passion Play is taken by Josef Meier, world-famous for the reverent and convincing portrayal which he brings to the stage production coming to Galesburg next Sunday and Monday. Meier, pictured here as he appears on-stage, at both days' afternoon and evening performances, is the seventh generation of an old German family to enact the role, and heads a large touring cast of skilled players in the roles of those who were in the dramatic final days of the biblical account. Sale of tickets is under way in the office of the Register-Mail. Junior College Survey Complete; What's Next Step? Dr. Robert Kirkpatrick, treasurer for the Knox- Warren Junior College Survey executive committee, told school directors Monday night that future steps in a junior college project should be directed by two citizens' groups in District 205. He said at a previous board meeting that since the junior college survey had been completed, he should withdraw as an active participant. The board approved this, and since about $3,000 remained of the funds assessed the nine participating school districts to finance the survey, directors authorized Dr. Kirkpatrick to pro rate the balance to each of the participating districts. The two citizen groups, Dr. Kirkpatrick referred to, were the original one headed by Wilbur F. Pillsbury which laid the groundwork for the project, and the committee which participated in the actual survey work. Set Final Meeting The next meeting of the execu- Prairie Cityan Is Candidate For VI Honors Janene Walter of Prairie City is among 10 finalists for University of Illinois homecoming queen following two nights of judging. Barbara Homer of Canton also is among the finalists. The queen will be selected in a campuswide election ending Oct 3 and will reign at halftime festivities jf the Illinois-Minnesota football game Oct. 19. Remind Farmers Of Livestock Outlook Meeting Producers have been reminded of the annual livestock outlook meeting Wednesday at 8 p.m. here in the Knox County Farm Bureau Building. Production and price trends in the livestock business will be discussed by Brice KirtJey, UI College of Agriculture economist, and Gray Daly and Don Duke, of the Illinois Producers Livestock Association. BASKETBALL St. Louis HAWKS — VS. — Cincinnati ROYALS Frie, 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 Of SALE AT: LEGION HOME - 571 E. North St. HAWTHORNE DRUG — 15 E. Main St. LeGRANDS SERVICE — Public Square BOVVLERS INN - 65 S. Cherry St. tive committee is to be Sept. 30 at the Board of Education office, 590 N. Prairie St., at 8 p.m. Dr. Kirkpatrick said that this should be the final session of this committee. Next Step Uncertain No one seemed to know just what steps will be taken in the project now. Before construction of a junior college could take place, three matters require a vote: whether or not to have a junior college, establishment of a junior college board of education, and establishment of a tax base. The board also adopted a resolution last night which expressed the gratitude of District 205 to all those who participated in the survey. Board members directed that the resolution be forwarded to Dr. A. L. Knoblauch, president of Western Illinois University at Macomb and director of the survey. Administrators said last night that District 205 will receive in the neighborhood of $32,000 in reimbursement for pupil transportation for the 1962-63 school year. Knox County's share will be $82,968.12, according to the office of the state superintendent of public instruction. Administrators said the exact amount will not be known until a check is received by the county superintendent of schools. Half-Million Damage Suit Is Continued CAMBRIDGE — A half-million dollar suit on an alleged breach of contract by a Galva firm was continued Monday morning in Henry County Circuit Court to Oct. 28. The motion for continuance was asked by the plaintiff on a number of grounds including the defendants' alleged failure to produce documentary evidence as ordered by the court. The trial is expected to last several days, and a request for a jury trial has been withdrawn. Stephen Tonchen, plaintiff, a former Galva resident, first filed the suit in November 1959 charging that the Briegel Method Tool Co. and the B. M. Fittings Corp., Galva, had violated a contract with him. The complaint alleged that Theodore W. Briegel Sr., one of the firm's owners, contacted Tonchen in 1957 at Orange, N.J. and persuaded him to set up his Tonchen method of threading electrical fittings in the Briegel plant. Tonchen stated in his petition that there was an agreement between him and the defendants stating a contract would be prepared following successful application of the method, which is a trade secret. The contract, according to Tonchen's complaint, would have given him five per cent royalties on all sales of fittings by the Galva firm. Tonchen claims that the contract was not drawn and that he was prevented from withdrawing his invention so that it could be used in other plants. The defendants have denied all of Tonchen's charges. The Weather K«y te Paqm i Waalhwr Strip* Brown—Storm Yvllow— Fair ; Rad— Warm Blu»—Cold NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Partly cloudy and a little warmer tonight and Wednesday. Some scattered showers likely Wednesday or Wednesday night. Lows tonight in upper 50s. Highs Wednesday 76-82. IOWA: Partly cloudy through Wednesday with scattered showers or thunderstorms central portions from southwest to northeast tonight and in the southeast portion Wednesday. Warmer southeast and extreme east, cooler northwest tonight. Cooler over state Wednesday. Lows tonight near 50 northwest to 60 southeast. Highs Wednesday mid 60s north to mid 70s south. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Partly cloudy and warmer tonight. Lows in upper 50s. Wednesday partly cloudy and mild with showers likely in afternoon or night. Highs around 80. Southeast to south winds 12-18 m.p-h. tonight and Wednesday. Outlook for Thursday, partly cloudy not much change in temperatures. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Partly cloudy and a little warmer tonight and Wednesday. Chance of a few light showers Wednesday or Wednesday night. Lows tonight in upper 50s. Highs Wednesday in the low 80s. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 69: moming 'a low, 52. Sky partly cloudy, wind out of the southeast (Monday'a maximum, 69; midnight, 58). Sun rose today at 6:49 a.m.. sets at 6:55 p.m. Humidity, 48%. RIVER STAGES St. Louis—0.7 rise 0.5. Beardstown—9.4 no change. Havana—5.5 no change. Peoria—11.6 fall 0.2. LaSalle—10.9 rise 0.4. Keokuk—2.1 fall 0.1. Dubuque—7.1 fall 0.1. Davenport—3.9 rise 0.1 Burlington—7.4 rise 0.1. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! SPECIAL SCHOOL TERM SUBSCRIPTION RATES TO COLLEGE STUDENTS FOR THE (9 MONTH) SCHOOL TERM BY MAIL IN ILLINOIS, IOWA, and MISSOURI $7.00 ($2.75 Saving) BY MAIL OUTSIDE ILLINOIS, IOWA, and MISSOURI $10.00 ($3.50 Saving) Far lest than 5c • day the student can keep tn daily contact with his alma mater as well as all the news in and around his homo town. THIS OFFER EXPIRES OCTOBER 1 Circulation Department Galesburg Register-Mail

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 8,900+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free