Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on September 25, 1963 · Page 3
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Christian Institute Concluded Galesburg Register-Moil. Galesbun III. Wed DEDICATION SCHEDULED—Dedication of the Adda George House (left), 313 E. Third St., is scheduled for Saturday with an open house for the public from 2 to 5 p. m. This house has been purchased and remodeled by the Sandburg Birthplace Association as a residence for the host and hostess (Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Goff) of the birthplace of Carl Sandburg (right), located next door at 331 E. Third St. Under this arrangement the Sandburg home can be open daily. Mrs. George, a leader in the restoration of the birthplace, will be present for the dedication ceremony at 1 p. m., Sen Richard Larson (R-Galcsburg) officiating, Mrs. George will also be celebrating her 90th birthday, and she will arrive Thursday with her daughter, Mrs. C. Y. Belknap. On hand for the ceremony will be Mr. and Mrs. Arthur (Esther Sandburg) Wachs of Gibson City. She is the famed poet's sister. Also here will be Dr. Richard Sandburg of Belvidere, a nephew, and Mrs. Charles Yates of Aurora, a relative of Mrs. George. for your though t$ Dear Penny, The other day I received a letter at my office which has upset me greatly. The letters were all cut out of a newspaper and pasted on plain paper. The fetter said, "Keep your wife away from my husband, or I'll make trouble for both of you." My wife and I have been married for 17 years, and I have no reason to believe she has ever been anything other than a perfect wife. She is never away from home in the evenings, nor does she.ever do or say anything which would make me suspicious that she is carrying on an affair. Should I say something to her. or just forget the whole thing? G. P. Dear G. P., Show the letter to your wife! After 17 years of trust, there is no reason to be dubious now. She will, in all probability, be as mystified as you are. Then, as a precautionary measure, it would be a good idea to report this to the police. It may be a case of mistaken identity, a product of someone's distorted sense of humor, or it may be the work of someone who is sick. In any case, the police will be alerted and on the lookout for anyone who may have the mistaken idea that this is funny. Dear Penny, We arc being married in October, and since my husband is going overseas, I am going with him. He will be in the service for three more years. For this reason, wedding gifts such as china and crystal will be of no use to us for some time to come. I have been thinking of putting some sort of note in the wedding invitation to explain this and saying, "Cash gifts will be appreciated." Then we could bank the money and buy what we needed for our home when we are able to establish one. Would this be permissible? BRIDE-TO-BE Dear Bride-to-Be, What you are suggesting would be in inexcusably poor taste. Accept whatever gifts you receive gratefully and graciously. I'm sure you can find a spare attic somewhere that will keep them safe until you're ready for them. Bypass Favored in Macomb Vote Final decision on proposed highway changes in the Macomb area will be made by the Illinois Division of Highways, but residents of Macomb have voiced themselves strongly in favor of a bypass for U.S. 67 and U.S. 136. In an advisory referendum Tuesday, 791 out of the 920 voters who cast ballots at the one precinct in the City Hall favored the bypass over four other suggested routes. Tuesday's expression of opinion followed the pattern of previous steps taken to obtain views on which route should be adopted. In a poll conducted by the Macomb Journal, the bypass plan won out by a 10 to 1 margin. A poll of the membership of the Macomb Chamber of Commerce also gave the nod to the bypass, at a recent meeting, the McDonough County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously for it. 0f the four proposals which would keep the routes within the city, the one which would result in the razing of the McDonough County Courthouse received 53 votes, highest of the four. This plan would take U.S. 136 through the courthouse square and leave U.S. 67 unchanged. Results of the referendum, which are not binding, will be sent to the Division of Highways, which requested the balloting. Educators at Institute of Christian Service, conducted the past three weeks by the Galesburg Council of Churches at First Methodist Church, was concluded Tuesday night with the awarding of recognition cards to 33 persons who had completed courses. More than 100 persons from Galesburg and the surrounding area were registered during the institute, the theme of which was "The Christian and His Gospel" Approximately 25 officers and teachers participated in the leadership rcsponsilibities during the three weekly sessions held Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30. Rev. Ralph Dude was dean. The school, accredited tinder I he standards of the Illinois Council of Churche5; and the National Council of Churches, featured a library stocked with devotional, inspirational and instructional books. The sessions were concluded each evening with a devotional period conducted by Dr. .Joseph Hoffman and Rev. O. D. Watson, pastor and minister of education, respectively, of the host church. Workshop On Reading I Bond Sales In August Dear Penny, I certainly did not agree with your views on spanking. (Sept. 13) A national magazine recently did a picture story on the injuries and deformities that come from child-beating. It has always seemed to me that a parent, bigger and wiser, should be able to discipline a child without resorting to force. I believe you should read this article and think twice before you make any similar suggestions. NON-SPANKER Dear Non-Spanker, Now, really! Surely you can see the difference in spanking and beating! A youngster is provided with a well-padded area which vil ltake a reasonable amount of smacks with the hand and still not be permanently damaged. I agree with you that a parent should be able to discipline a child MOST of the time without using this method. However, when all else fails, I firmly believe chat a spanking can do wonders for a balky child. In fact, I have seen several that I believe would benefit from such discipline. I trust yours wasn't Ruled Not Guilty CAMBRIDGE — A Henry County jury declared Henry Wirz of Geneseo not guilty on a charge of selling liquor to a minor. Wirz owns and manages a tavern in Geneseo. In the complaint, Mari- Jellis of Geneseo claimed among them. Thinking of you,.. Penny Send your questions to Penny, In care of the Galesburg Register-Maii Your letter will be answered either to this column or personally. Letters need not be signed unless a personal replj Is desired. One of Sorghum Mill Finds Harvest Good This Year CHESTER, HI. (AP) the last sorghum mills in Southern Illinois is humming these days as farmers bring in their cane for refining into table syrup. Ralph Shaw and his son, Melvin, who operate the mill, say the harvest has been good despite the late autumn drought. The cane is tall and stalks are thick and juicy. The Shavvs have enough work ahead to keep the mill busy un* til Thanksgiving or later. Plan Cambridge Evening Classes CAMBRIDGE - Mrs. Patricia Rumley, homemaking instructor at Cambridge High School, will teach the clothing construction as part of the adult evening classes beginning Tuesday. The course will last eight weeks and is open to anyone in the school district. Reservations for classes should be made by Monday at the unit office in the high school. The class Tuesday will begin at 7 p.m. in the homemaking room. Iyn Wirz sold beer. her four 6-packs of Development of good reading habits was the central theme of the seventh annual McLean County - Illinois State Normal Univsr- sity Reading Council Workshop at Normal attended the past weekend by five District 205 teachers. Those present were Mrs. Lois Terpening of Coklbrook, Mrs. Carl Livers of Weston School, Miss Martha Case and Miss Maryon Howell of Cooke School, and Miss Jeanette Carlson of Allen Park School. Dr. William Sheldon, director of the reading center of Syracuse University, gave the keynote ad- S dress-on "The Reading Teacher Develops Study Skills." The primary factor for success in school and often in later life is the development of study skills, he said. Self-discipline, use of flexible reading habits, possession of adequate reading skills and wise planning for use of time were discussed by Dr. Sheldon. He emphasized the value of scholastic attainment and lamented the fact that students often give lesser achievements a greater value than they justly deserve. Following a luncheon, Dr. Nancy Larrich, author of a number of books concerning reading problems, spoke on the topic, "Children and Books for 1983." She emphasized the importance of the development of far-reaching reading skills, of extending the child's interests, of providing proper reading environment for children and the wise selection of reading materials. A number of Illinois educators led panel discussions. Increased Knox County residents purchased a total of $75,353 in Series E and H savings bonds in August, it was announced today by E. N. Davis of Galesburg, county chairman of the savings bonds committee. Jn the state of Illinois sales were $28,321,229, exceeding last August by 5.4 per cent, Arnold J. Rauen, state director of the U, S. Savings Bonds Division, said. Almost 75 per cent of the state's 15)63 quota of $341,200,000 has been reached in the first eight months. National sales of Series E and H savings bonds were $399,000,000, and the Illinois total represented seven per cent of this amount. In nearby counties, Henderson residents purchased $694 in E bonds; Henry, $49,631 in E bonds, $23,000 in H bonds, total of $72,631; McDonough, $32,625 in E bonds, $37,500 in PI bonds, total of $70,125; Mercer, $12,525 in E bonds, $7,000 in PI bonds, total of $19,525; Peoria, $260,320 in E bonds, $45,000 in PI bonds, total of $305,320; Stark, $5,250 in E bonds, $3,000 in H bonds, total of $8,250, and Warren, $14,050 in E bonds, $21,500 in H bonds, total of $37,550. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! Alexisan Injured ALEXIS — Mrs. Ray Richardson of Alexis recently sustained injuries to her ankle bone when a jar of corn exploded when she removed it from a pressure cooker in her kitchen. Glass cut a blood vessel in the ankle area. New Emphasis Placed n cial Study Curriculum Page READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! NOTICE! We changed. That is, our skating date for the mother* pre-school children changed Thursdays 9:30 to 11:30 A.M. Please note change of day. GRAND ROLLER RINK 1855 E. Knox St. 342-3818 SPRINGFIELD (UPI) A new emphasis has been placed on social studies in Illinois schools under the direction of one-time social studies teacher Ray Page — now state superintendent of public instruction. There are two purposes to a program instituted by Page's office. One is to improve the status of social studies systems in the schools and the other is to increase the attention given to international communism, feels young people should be [aware and knowledgeable about communism. Dr. James Holderman, an assistant professor of gov eminent and public affairs at the University of Illinois, was appointed as a special social studies consultant in Page's office. Holderman heads a committee of 80 which will survey 26 high schools in the coming year and report back to Page next fall with recommendations for changes in social studies curriculums. The large committee is broken up into five sub-groups in fields under the general heading of social studies — economics, geography-earth science, government- civics, history and sociology. A sixth subcommittee, to study international comparative political systems, is primarily concerned with education about international systems of communism. j There are courses on commu­ nism taught in some Chicago j view of what schools in Illinois schools but it is not taught as a subject in downstate Illinois. Page said he wants to avoid courses devoted only to that subject. "Neither my committees, my staff, nor I, feel that an additional course should arbitrarily be appended to or superimposed on an already crowded school curriculum/ 1 Page explained in a memorandum to Illinois school administrators. Page feels the subject can be added as a part of already existing social studies courses. The superintendent said, "It would seem impossible for a modern teacher of social studies to conduct a class in history, government, geography, anthropology-sociology, or economics without dis- ii cussing communism. Last week, at a meeting of the social studies committee with state educators, Page said he hoped Illinois would not make the mistake of other states in meeting the problem of communism through compulsory legislative enactment. Holderman said, "Whether or not there was the threat of communism, M there is a need for a survey of social studies programs in the high school. Page called this the "second major purpose of our study." The superintendent has asked the subcommittees to consider eight points, among which is a study of specific classroom subjects "following an intensive re- ness. i I already are doing in these areas." Page also asked the committee to examine and review the minimum requirements lor social studies teachers. "The whole area of college training could well be viewed by the subcommittees/' he said. The subcommittees will study social studies programs in schools throughout the state this year. They then will meet with Holderman and draw up reports on their findings. "Following these meetings, I will consider appropriate steps to be taken by this office," Page said. "Certainly, if the committees devise a well-rounded social studies curriculum for use in Illinois secondary schools, I will recommend that it be used on a statewide basis." But Page said he would not make any decisions in that regard at this time. "The usefulness of the committees would be diminished if I had pre - determined decisions about the ultimate policy," Page said. A workshop is planned for next summer, making use of the ma* terial gathered by the subcommittees during the school year, Holderman said. The purpose of the workshop will be to attempt to further the knowledge of the teachers in their subjects and increase their teaching effective- TRIAL SCENE is one of high dramatic moments Appropriate music highlighting the varloua in the Passion Play coming lo the Galesburg episodes is furnished by an organ and by the High School Auditorium stage this Sunday and voices of the Galesburg Community Chorus con- Monday. Entire production of two-hour duration is filled with colorful scenes like the one pictured. ducted by Creston Klingman. i ve - a (Formerly Weber's) PROUDLY PRESENTS ENGLISH IRONSTONE DOWN A WEEK Empress English Ironstone This beautiful Empress shape produced from the Original Moulds that are over 100 years old. This White Ironstone Dinnerware has such a simplicity of design it can be used as Early American or Modern. Empress comes in pure v/hite, blue and white or brown and white. FOR LIMITED TIME 50 Piece Serves Sets In White - Reg. 39.50 SAVE $10.55 50 Piece Sets Serves In Colors - Reg. 49.95 SAVE $16.45 ALL SETS OPEN STOCK SETS INCLUDE: • 8 Dinner Plates t8 Cups 8 Salad Plates • 8 Saucers • 8 Fruit Plates • 1 Bowl • 8 Bread and Butter Plates • 1 Platter Welcome KNOX Students and Faculty a (Formerly Weber's) 149 East Main Street Phone 342-1417 t

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