Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on September 25, 1963 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, September 25, 1963
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2 Galesburg Register-Moil, Galesburg, 111. Wed., Sept. 25, 1963 Test Scheduled On Law Covering Judge Candidates SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court was asked today to rule on the constitutionality of a new law forcing any judge who is nominated for a different judicial post to give up his original judgeship. The court allowed the motion to file a petition and gave Secretary of State The Weather K«t >e Page 1 Weathtt Strip* Brown—Storm Yellow—Fair Red— Warn* Blue—Cold NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Fairwilh little change in temperatures tonight and Thursday. Low tonight 48-54. 1 IOWA: Generally fair tonight, and Thursday. Cooler tonight. Lows tonight 40s northwest and extreme north 50s elsewhere. Highs Thursday in the 70s. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Fair tonight. Low near 50. Thursday fair and mild. High near 80. Friday outlook, fair and continued mild. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Fair with little change in temperature tonight and Thursday, Lows tonight around 60s. Highs Thursday near 80. Illinois 5-Day Extended Forecait NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Temperatures will average 3-5 degrees above normal through Monday. The normal high is 69-75, the nor­ ma; low 46-52. Only minor day-today changes. Total precipitation .1 inch or less. A chance of showers early next week. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 70; morning's low, 57. Sky cloudy, wind calm. (Tuesday's maximum, 77; midnight, 63.) Sun rose today at 6:50 a. m., sets at 6:54. Humidity, 60%. RIVER STAGES St. Louis—0.5 fall 0.2. Beardstown—9.4 no change. Havana—5.4 fall 0.1. Peoria—11.6 no change. LaSalle—10.6 rise 0.3. Keokuk—2.0 fall 0.1. Dubuque—6.9 fall 0.2. Davenport—3.4 fall 0.5. Burlington—7.4 no change. Violations of Traffic Rules Result in Fines Three of six traffic fines listed this morning in the court of D. Paul Nolan, police magistrate, were on charges of speeding. Paying fines, plus $5 costs each, for driving in excess of posted speed limits were Karen L. DeRuiter, 652 W. Main St., $10; Joanne D. Kennett, 312 E. North St., Knoxville, $10, and Clarence L. Heilener of Gilson $5. A stop sign violation resulted in a $10 fine for James Bundy of Knoxville, Route 1. Improper backing was the charge in which Darrell Lee Lynch of 427 Day St., was fined $5, while failure to yield the right-of-way was listed .on the ticket issued to Richard T. McKay of 275 Phillips St., who was fined $5. Costs of $5 were added to each of the fines. Snow Friday & Saturday! Weather bureau forecasters arc not aware of it yet, but it was learned from a reliable source that there will be snow in the Galesburg Community Friday and Saturday. Exact location mentioned in the prediction is the sidewalk in front of the Shane & Shower Shoe Store located at 153 E. Main St. where two tons of snow will be dumped Friday and Saturday in connection with a sales promotion for ladies snow boots. A pretty model will help call attention to the weather freak. —Adv. Charles S. Carpentier 30 days in which to respond to the motion. Carpentier, in an attcmpl to lest, the law, had issued a directive to his employes that 1 hoy comply with the law enacted by the 1%3 General Assembly. Carpentier's office supervises election laws. Under the new law, a judge of the Circuit Court, for example, would have to risk going off the bench completely if he entered a contest for the higher Appellate Court. Filed by Bar Chief The motion asking the court to order Carpentier to withdraw his directive was filed by Norman II. Nachman, president of the Chicago Bar Association. The motion said the new law would "cause great confusion and serious public uncertainty, inconvenience and injury both in the functioning of courts and the administration and execution of election laws." The motion said the law made no provision for a judge who might file a declaration of intent to seek re-election, seek a higher judgeship unsuccessfully, and then refile his declaration to seek reelection. The suit is one of the first the Supreme Court has been asked to rule on regarding legislation enacted to set up the new judicial system, which goes into effect Jan. 1. Coed, Injured In 2-Story Fall, Back at Knox A Knox College sophomore who was seriously injured in a fall from a second-floor fire escape at Whiting Hall early last summer has returned to the campus to rejoin her classmates for study during the current academic year, according to a report from the college today. Miss Dorothy Ann Cleveland of Michigan City, Ind., was taken to Moline Public Hospital for special treatment soon after the accident late last May and remained there until June 19. She then returned to her home for the summer months. During part of the summer, she worked as box office manager for the Dunes Summer Theater in Michigan City. Miss Cleveland said today that she has completely recovered from the painful injuries suffered in her 28-foot fall through the center well of the dormitory fire escape. The accident leading to Miss Cleveland's injuries occurred after she had stepped out onto a balcony to view a bird's nest which had attracted her atten- ti • near her room in the dormitory. Club Owners Seeking New Purchasers Directors of Galesburg Promotion Co. decided Tuesday afternoon to consider any offer made for the purchase of the Galesburg Club property. This does not mean that the club has abandoned the possibility of selling the property to Paul Peck, who has proposed building a motel on the site, directors emphasized. But the property at the northwest corner of Prairie and Ferris streets will be sold to the first parly which makes a reasonable offer, they announced. The promotion company, which holds title to the Galesburg Club property, has so far delayed action on other offers, with the hope that Peck's plans, which include facilities for a city club, would materialize. "It was decided to entertain any other offer because lime is getting short and we've got to sell the club and settle a lot of debts," said F. C. Webster Jr., president of the promotion company. Indebtedness includes taxes. The financially pressed club closed its doors last weekend after being in operation 79 years. Webster stated there were two possible offers now for purchase oi the club and that an announcement will be made in the future on the outcome. Meanwhile, Paul Peck said he is still trying to secure a commitment from Mayor Cabeen to issue a liquor license for the proposed motel. This has been the major obstacle preventing Peck from buying the property. Efforts to secure signatures of two-thirds of property frontage owners around the club, as required by ordinance, have failed so far. Hospital Lists Youth 'Fair' After Mishap Larry Findahl, 187 Highland Ave., who suffered a head injury following an accident in a physical education class at Galesburg High School Monday, was reported to be in fair condition at Moline Public Hospital this morning. Taking part in a game called flicker ball, Findahl received a sharp blow to the head but continued to play. Later he fainted at his locker, striking his head on the floor in the fall. Pie was sent to the Cottage Hospital and then rushed to Moline. Hospital reports indicated that Findahl was suffering from a concussion and internal bleeding. Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back SEARS HUEbbCK AND CO Luxurious Textured COTTON GINGHAM Yarn dyed cotton in washfast colors that stay bright, sparkling. Little iron. Seasonable dark plaids, stripes, clip spots. 36 -in. wide. •Satisfaction guaranteed wyout money back" Steer and Gate Are Missing From Farm As Charles Clay of Galesburg Route 3, was checking the feed lot from which a 1,000-pound Angus steer, valued at $250, was missing, he discovered that a gate to the lot also had disappeared. In a report filed Tuesday at the sheriff's office, Clay said the steer was in the lot Sunday at 2 p.m., but when he returned there Monday at 7 a.m. the animal was gone. The missing gate was on the portion of the lot which adjoins the Burlington Railroad right-of-way. Extra Fine GLADS $1.00 and $1.50 doz. MUMS All the Fall Colors 50c and 75c per doz. Nicely Arranged Vases, Reasonably Priced. Chas. S. Griffin Ph. 343-9976 919 Brown Ave. Two Knox Alumni to Retrace Pioneer Trail in Russia Two of the first Americans to travel extensively in the Soviet Union in the period following World War II are returning there this month to see what changes have taken place since their initial visit 10 years ago, Craig E. Lovitt, 3fi4 Day St., Galesburg, and William C. Ives of Hinsdale were editors of the student newspaper at Knox College when they toured the Soviet Union with five other collegiate editors in December 1953, and January 1954. The students traveled farther and visited more places inside Russia than any other American group up to that lime. Pictures Published The college editors also brought back some of the first color photos of scenes in the Soviet Union, several of which appeared in Life magazine. Following their return to the United States, Lovitt and Ives lectured extensively in Iowa, Indiana and Illinois and wrote numerous articles about their Russian trip. They also appeared on national radio and television programs. The 1953 visit by the student editors took place when few Americans were being granted Russian travel visas. Their tour occurred not long after Stalin's death and only three months after Nikita Khrushchev was named secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, the post which served as the springboard for his rise to power. During their current tour of Russia, Lovitt and Ives plan to visit some of the same places they saw 10 years ago. Stops on their itinerary will include Moscow, Irkutsk, Tashkent, Baku, Tbilisi, Kiev, Odessa, Volograd and Leningrad. They expect to be in Russia from Oct. 2 to 25. They will visit Warsaw, Poland, for two days while en route to Moscow. Meet in Germany Lovitt left Galesburg today for Frankfurt, Germany, where he will join Ives, who is already in Europe attending a legal conference. Ives is now a Chicago attorney. Lovitt is associate director of public relations at Knox College. Ives and his wife, the former Jane Peterson of Monmouth, and three children reside in Hinsdale. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Ives of Aledo. Lovitt is the son of Mrs. Mildred Lovitt of Galesburg. Lovitt and Ives are making the jaunt to Russia on their own, financing their own way just as they did 10 years ago. The young men will be traveling in Russia as tourists since their task is not associated with any organization or group. Post Office Is Cited for Safety Mark An award citing the Galesburg Post Office for "outstanding safety accomplishments" was received today, it was announced by Evar Swanson, postmaster. The citation from Donald L. Swanson, Chicago regional director, ranked Galesburg among a small group of postal installations having an improved accident prevention vehicle fleet record in the 1963 fiscal year, Swanson said. In accepting the award, Swanson stated he was pleased to receive it on behalf of all the em­ ployes in his office, especially the drivers whose record as a team was worthy of meritorious consideration by postal officials. In addition to the fleet award, individual drivers are eligible for National Safety Council awards for each year they drive without having a preventable accident. The regional director, in honoring the Galesburg drivers, acknowledged the difficulty of travel in heavy traffic and during adverse weather conditions peculiar to the regional territory of Illinois and Michigan. Edward B. Landry, safety director for the Post Office Department, has reported that entire fleet of postal vehicles has improved the accident experience each year for the past eight years. The Post Office Department, in determining award winners, reviews the accident experience of each postal installation having a fleet of five or more vehicles. Reduction in accidents, casualties and costs of accidents are factors in selecting recipients. DISCUSS CAMPAIGN — Jim Shcahan, left, of Shcahans Men's Wear, and Chuck Bennett of Carroll's Book Store, hold one of the United Fund- Red Cross Appeal posters to be distributed by Boy Scouts to business establishments. Both men are members of the campaign's retail cooperation committee. Public phase of the drive is to get under way Oct. 1. Two Major Contributions Boost United Fund Drive Gifts of $6,300 by Gale Products and $1,400 by Intra State Telephone Co. to the 1963 United Fund-Red Cross Appeal, were announced today by Edward H. Gross, chairman of the corporate division. These gifts, Gross said, represent a substantial increase over last year and are the first major ones in the current campaign. The United Fund office reported this morning a few scattered contributions to the initial gifts division. The goal in this year's Governor Lists Advantages of Court Changes Speaking Tuesday evening at the banquet of the Illinois County Clerks Association in Springfield, Gov. Otto Kerner said the judicial reform article amending the Illinois Constitution will bring the state's court system into the 20th century. He said cases will be dispatched more rapidly because streamlining of the court system will eliminate the confusion often caused by a multitude of courts. All trial cases will be under the circuit court, with appeals on a direct basis, either to the Appellate Court for most cases or the Supreme Court for specific cases, Kerner stated. Tho: e contemplating litigation no longer will need to ponder which court their particular case should enter, he added. Flexibility in the use of judges was cited as another advantage of the change. Judges, the clerks were told, will be freed of partisan politics as they will be permitted to seek re-election on their own record, without opposition or party designation. Convention sessions, which opened Monday, were conducted by S. H. Hinchman, Knox County clerk and president of the state association. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! ! RIDE 'EM JEEP With rugged all-steel frame construction, plastic body and fool - proof steering. Army color. Fri. and Sat. only ...TOYS.,, Kiddie Komer M3-971I 'ON THE SQUARE" GALESBURG Five Reach Semifinals in Merit Scholar Program Five students who are attending Galesburg area high schools are among 13,000 in the U. S. who today were named semifinalists in competition for National Merit Scholarships. The five are M. Lee Watson, Galesburg; John E. Aller, Brimfield; David L. Cox, Bushnell; Peter Banys, Farmington, and David B. McCurdy, Wyoming. Miss Watson, a senior at Galesburg High School, earned her rating while attending high school at Twin Falls, Idaho. The daughter of Dr. and Mrs. A. C. Watson Jr., 1431 N. West St., she moved here with her parents and three sisters last June. The students became semifinalists on the basis of their performance on National Merit Scholarship examinations administered last March in more than 16,500 high school across the nation. Achieving semifinalist standing marks the first step toward winning a four-year merit scholarship to a college of the student's choice. This group of students is comprised of the highest scoring pupils in each state and in U.S. territories. Stipends run as high as $6,000 for four years. Must Take Exam Semifinalists must substantiate their qualifying test performance on a second examination, be endorsed by their schools, and fulfill certain routine requirements to become finalists. All merit scholars are selected from the finalist group. To increase their opportunities to obtain financial assistance if they need it, the Merit Scholar­ ship Corp. sends the names of semifinalists to all accredited colleges and universities and to other scholarship-granting agencies and financial aid sources. Studies have shown that about 50 per cent of the semifinalists obtain financial aid from sources other than the merit program. In past years, about 97 per cent of the semifinalists have become finalists. All finalists receive a certificate of merit in recognition of their outstanding performance in the program. Eligible For Awards As finalists, the students will be eligible for scholarship awards sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. and about 175 business firms, foundations, colleges, unions, trusts, professional associations and individuals. In the last phase of the competition, the high school grades, creative accomplishments, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and school citizenship of the students will be evaluated along with scores on the tests. Merit scholar winners will be announced late in April of 1964. Awards may reach a maximum of $6,000 for the four years of college. For students who already possess financial resources which will enable them to attend the college of their choice, the awards are $400 for the four years. county-wide drive is $182,000 for the support of 11 Knox County health, welfare and youth agencies. The initial phase of the drive began earlier this month by the two divisions. The public cam- Three Women Leave Hospital After Accident Three Galesburg women who were injured in a bus-car collision near Havana Sunday have been released from Mason District Hospital there. Miss Geneva Neal, 784 E. Main St., and Mrs. Beulah Craig, 1880 Baird Ave., were released Monday, and Mrs. Ethel Cheesman, address listed only as Galesburg, left the hospital Tuesday. The accident occurred when a car driven by Martin David, 23, Lewistown Route 4, reportedly ran into the rear of a car operated by Frances L. Vohlken, 23, of Tamalco, and Rodney L. Rule, 25, Greenville Route 5, shoving the second car into the path of the bus. Miss Vohlken and Rule died instantly. David was subsequently charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless homicide, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and driving without an operator's license. An inquest will be held at a later date, according to Fulton County Coroner Richard Coleman. The accident occurred near Dickson Mounds State Park. Biggsville Resident To Observe 100 Years BIGGSVILLE — Mrs. Hannah Mickey, who resides in the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Edwards, will observe her 100th birthday Sept. 30. paign is to get under way at a kickoff dinner Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Custer Inn. The drive is scheduled to be concluded by Oct. 24. The initial gifts and corporate divisions will make their second report Friday at 12:15 p.m. in the Custer Inn's Bamboo Room. Campaign authorities said that emphasis is being given to the "fair share" plan of giving. Hourly and clerical personnel will be asked to pledge one hour's pay per month for 12 months. Salaried, executive and professional personnel are being asked to subscribe one per cent of their annual incomes. Churches throughout the county will observe Sept. 29 as United Fund Sunday. The church cooperation committee under the chairmanship of Rev. James E. Smith, pastor of First Christian Church, is arranging for the distribution of United Fund information folders and bookmarks at Sunday services. Cooperating agencies in the drive include Knox County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Prairie Council of Boy Scouts, Carver Community Center, Sha- bonee Girl Scouts, Galesburg Council for the Mentally Retarded, Knox County Day Nursery, Knox County Free Kindergarten, Knox County Mental Health Association, Salvation Army, Visiting Nurses Association and the YMCA. BASKETBALL St. Louis HAWKS — VS. — Cincinnati ROYALS Fri., 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. Proceeds — Youth Programs and Community Service Projects ON SALE AT: LEGION HOME — 57X E. North St. HAWTHORNE DRUG — 15 E. Main St. LeGRANDS SERVICE — Public Square BOWLERS INN - 65 S. Cherry St. PASSION PLAY SEPT. 29-30 Evenings at 8 Sunday Matinee at 2:30 Special Student Matinee Monday at 12:45 PRICES Main Floor $2.75 - $2.20 Balcony $2.20 - $1.60 Students (Special Matinee) 75c Tax Included. Evenings and Sunday Matinee All Seats Reserved. Call 342-5161 for Reservations or Information. Ticket Office (Register-Mail Business Office) Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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