Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on September 24, 1963 · Page 3
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, September 24, 1963
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Student Takes Up Studies After Year With Indians By ROBERT LeMAY A student resumes class- work this week at Knox College after spending the last school year rubbing elbows with inhabitants of a Delhi (India) slum. David Grossman of Lincolnwood, a senior in history at Knox, participated in a program designed to provide undergraduates with a special interest in India an opportunity to observe the country firsthand. The program will ultimately give the United States a group of scholars familiar with India's way of life. The Carnegie Foundation underwrote the program, and the University of Wisconsin administered it through the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. Grossman spent the summer of 1962 at the University of Wisconsin studying the Hindu language, and arrived in India in September. Worked in Slums The academic program consisted of study in two of India's 14 languages and two courses in liberal arts. But his social work project opened the door to a close scrutiny of Indian life. Grossman was placed in a Delhi slum to work in the afternoons with boys 14-16 years old, and he also carried out a research project on 50 families in the slums. Illness is a major problem in the slums. Grossman contracted diphtheria and was in bed for six weeks. "One can't escape from the poor in India," he said. All of old Delhi is a slum, he pointed out, and villagers pour into the larger cities at an appalling rate to escape the even lower standard of living. Income $4 Monthly Per capita income in the slum where Grossman worked was about $4 per month, but this is quite high compared to the outlying hamlets. The slum dwell- Flowers Distinctive "styled to say it best" the new ANDERSON MAIN STREET Florist 312 E. Main Street L. E. Steller — Ted Ferris ers subsist on a vegitarian diet and wear rags, he said. Unemployment is high, and as more people pour into the cities, everyone just works less to make room for the new arrivals. In what Gossman calls "r ' slum," 5,000 people were crammed together. They had one radio to share. The most impressive building in that area was a building for the untouchables built by the government, he said. The things Grossman described to these Indians about the United States were almost beyond their comprehension, he said, and were ir the realm of wonderland. A watch or bicycle are highly coveted articles by these people, Grossman related. Economy, Population Grow With some 10 million new Indians arriving each year, the economic growth rate of the country, though impressive, is offset by the population explosion. Birth control has been introduced, but the mass of Indians probably are not aware of it, he remarked. This is not strange when viewed in the light that a recent poll taken in the nation showed that some 40 per cent of the rural population had never heard of Great Britain, the country that ruled India for two centuries. The gross national product figures are impressive because Report Car Mishap In New Windsor Area NEW WINDSOR — Mrs. Joe Hennenfent, 28, of New Windsor, was removed to St. Mary's Hospital by ambulance Saturday when the station wagon she was driving went out of control on the gravel road south of New Windsor. She was alone in the car. The car turned on the side and she was wedged between the seat and the door and suffered head injuries and bruises about her body. She was released from the hospital Sunday. Birth Record Born at St. Mary's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. William S. Boen, 106 N. Kellogg St., a boy at 6:56 a.m. today. Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Prather, Wataga, twin boys, 2:35 a.m. and 3:06 a.m. today. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Wells, Altona, a girl at 3:43 a.m. today. when a factory is built, it is an improvement of 100 per cent, since none existed before. In highly industrialized nations, much of the effort must be for mere replacement, but the Indians do not have this problem yet, he pointed out. Invasion Produced Unity Grossman was in India when Red China invaded the borderlands in October 1962. "I was impressed by the unity shown by the Indians," he said. Communist Party headquarters in Delhi were burned, and the Chinese Embassy was picketed, principally by students who boycotted classes in order to participate. But, Grossman said, India kept its best fighting troops on the Pakistan border for fear the Pak- istans would move into Kashmir. And the troops facing the Chinese in the Himalayas were mainly from the tropics and were armed with pre-World War I rifles. This, combined with the Chinese advantage of coming down from higher ground, accounted in large part for the Chinese successes, he said. The Communists in India lost a great deal through thti Chinese invasion, although the Indian Communist line supported the Indian government, he reported. Resources Diverted A long-range effect of the Chinese invasion was to force India to divert much of its money from economic goals to money for defense, which no doubt the Chinese hoped for, Grossman believes. "After all, India is the largest democracy in Asia and represents a test case for our own way of life opposed to the Communists," he said. The United States is not the only nation to sink money into India's economic growth. Germany, Great Britain and Russia have all built steel mills there, he pointed out. After graduation from Knox, Grossman plans to work on an advanced degree in political science and someday to return to the Fai East. After leaving India in May of this year, Grossman spent the summer in Nepal, Ceylon, Thailand, Malaya, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong and Japan. This year he is the managing editor of "The Knox Student." READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! As urn \ n VOGUE and McCALL'S 1. LONGER 2. SLIMMER 3. MORE FASHIONABLE The tailored shoe at its best... by Naturalizer. Oblong perfs accent the long slim lines of the Ventura.., it fits right in your city or suburban life. Casually speaking... we think it answers your wardrobe needs. $ 13 95 ROGERS SHOES 230 E. MAIN New District 205 Teachers Golesburg Register-Moil, Golesburg, 1H._ Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1963 3 Knox College Bell Summons 1,122 Pealing of< boll atop "Old Main" on the Knox College campus at 8 a.m. today signaled the formal opening of the new academic year at the 126-year old school. Classes began this morning for the 1963-64 academic with 1,122 students| if- • ••• i." I, * MISS JANEICE STARWALT is teaching social studies at Galcs- burg High School. She holds a B.S. degree from Southeast Missouri State Teachers College at Cape Girardeau and is from Farmington, Mo. MISS DORIS WILSON Is a sixth grade teacher at Hitchcock School. She is a resident of Galcsburg and holds a B.S. degree from Culver-Stockton College at Canton, Mo. MRS. JKRRV WILLIAMS is a sixth grade instructor at L. T. Stone School. She holds a B.S. degree from Arkansas Slate College and is a resident of Galcsburg. Influenza Shots Urged for Some Groups Although the coming winter season is not expected to produce widespread outbreaks of influenza, as were experienced last year, the Illinois Department of Public Health advised today that certain "high risk" groups of the population should be vaccinated now. Influenza is particularly dangerous to persons suffering from chronic ailments such as cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, and metabolic disorders, and to pregnant women. Persons over 45, especially those over 65, should also be immunized, the department said. "Long experience proves that these groups run the greatest risk of severe illness or death if they contract influenza," Dr. Franklin D. Yoder, state public health officer, said. Should Start Now Immunization should begin right away and be completed by mid-December, according to Dr. Yoder. There is a two-week de- Imposerl Fine of $8 ALPHA — Miss Sandra L. Chambers, 22, of Champaign, was brought into police magistrate court of George W. Kelly, Alpha, Monday on a speeding charge. She was fined $8 and costs. Arrest was made by slate troopers File Statement A statement of intent to dissolve has been filed by Avare Investment Corp., in the office of the Illinois secretary of state. Correspondent, as listed in the report from Springfield, was Andrew Beveridge of 573 Scotch Elm Lane READ THF CLASSIFIEDS' lay in the development of antibodies which give the protection, so it is important that the individual be vaccinated well before exposure to the virus. The director said the flu vaccine for this coming winter has been modified to give greater protection against the changing strains of both A2 (Asian) and B types. Persons who have been vaccinated since 1057 need only one additional dose, he reported. Those without vaccinations since 1957 should have two doses, two months apart and before mid- December. There were widespread out- Seven Pay Fines Alter Nabbed For Speeding Seven persons paid fines in Galcsburg Police Magistrate Court today after pleading guilty to charges of speeding. They were Kenneth Milton, 135 N. Ivan Ave., $5; Albert Rossell of Henderson, $10; James C. Martin, 231 Orchard Drive, $25; Harold R. Moore, 311 Indiana Drive, $5; Faryl W. Agans, 1.639 Bluebird Drive, $10; Dean E. Wignall, 495 Maple Ave., $10, and Frederick C. Stancomb of Maquon, $20. All paid $5 costs also. Others appearing on various traffic violations were Mary Zessin, 736 N. Prairie St., $10 and costs for making an improper turn; Frank M. Huff, 1218 N. Broad St., $10 and costs for disobeying a traffic signal; George R. Houlcamp of Rockford, $10 and costs for running a red light, and James J. Kern, 1052 N. Cedar St., $10 and costs for improper passing and lane usage. breaks of influenza A2 over the country last winter, with the exception of the West Coast, and there was a nationwide epidemic of influenza B in 1961-62. Because the two types commonly occur in several years' cycles, health authorities do not anticipate large scale attacks this winter. It was noted, however, that sporadic outbreaks can be expected. Dallas City an Injured, One Killed in Wreek PONTIAC, III. (UPI)-One man was killed and nother was injured today when a semi-truck collided with a smaller truck on U. S. 66 near Pontiac. Killed was Robert W. Loar, 38, Granite City, the driver of the semi. Injured and taken lo St. James Hospital in Pontiac was Gene Dctrick, 18, Dallas City. His condition was not believed to be serious. Police said both trucks were southbound and the semi apparently ran into the rear of the smaller truck. Printed Wedding Invitations Napkins and Matches GIVE-A-GIFT, Webers 149 E. Main St. .onvenunt lo ALL ^ax GALESBURG HINCHLIFF & PEARSON Funeral Home is centrally located and easily reached from anywhere in the Galesburg area . . . another advantage in calling us at the time of need. term enrolled far the session. Freshmen arrived on the campus Sept. 18 to begin a period of orientation, and upperclassmen were admitted to dormitories Sunday. The traditional "Pumphandlc" was held last, night in Memorial Gymnasium. This is an annual event in which the entire student body, faculty and administration take part to mark the beginning of the new term by greeting all new and returning students. During the course of the evening, everyone in the college community meets and shakes hands with everyone else, with the receiving line growing from just a few individuals to more than 1,200 people by the time the event ends. Convocation Friday All students will he greeted formally when Dr. Hermann R. Muclder, dean of the college, speaks Friday morning in Memorial Gymnasium at the first formal convocation of the year. The bell which rang in the new academic term this morning was recast just 61 years ago. It contains metal from two previous bells which had been in use at the college from 1838 until 1902, when the senior class had the bell remade into its present form because it suffered from the effects 1 of a crack which had developed in 1887. The bell carries an inscription to each student generation at Knox. The motto reads, "Not to live, but to live well." Big Beet Goes To Kindergarten The Free Kindergarten had a big red beet today because the wife of the gardener who grew it didn't have a pot big enough to cook it in. The beet, measuring 24 inches in circumference was grown by Harry Tenhaaf, 176 S, Pleasant Ave. Mrs. Tenhaaf gave it to the kindergarten because, she had no utensil big enough to accommodate it. IN 100' DUPONT NYLON JERSEY • Dramatic beauty on the double ... this Casualmaker tailored jacket and dress ensemble goes everywhere — when you're on the go—there is nothing like a Casual- maker. • Automatic wash 'n wear — it never needs ironing! Pack' able — it's ready in an hour's noticel t Eye-catching in SyFrankl's exclusive Lattice Print, Colors: Blue, Brown, Cran* berry. Sizes: 10 to 20; IV/% to22V 2 . 17" FASHIONS - O.T.'f - SICONO FLOOR

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