Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on September 26, 1963 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, September 26, 1963
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2 Golesburg Register-Moil, Golesburg, 111. Thursday, Sept. 26, 1963 Reapportionment Stall On Chicago Areas Broken CHICAGO (UPI) — The Illinois Reapportionment Commission went out of one deadlock and into another Wednesday, after members agreed to ride out an overlap of Chicago districts into Mie suburbs. The overlap problem has proved to be a major roadblock to a new map of the Illinois House. Wednesday, the 10 man group agreed the 1954 Chicago boundary will also be used for the new districts. "The overlap agreement didn't eliminate the overlap problem," GOP spokesman Fred G. Gurley said. Members of the commission paid they could not agree on whether Chicago should lose two districts to its suburbs. The Democratic spokesman, George W. Dunne, declined to say how many districts Democrats believe Chicago should have. Chicago Gets Districts The reapportionment bill gave Chicago 21 districts, suburban Cook County 9 districts and the other 101 counties in the state 29 districts. The 1963 legislation moved two districts from Chicago to the suburbs and one district The Weather Kay to Paa« 1 W«aih«t Strip* Brown—Storm Yellow—Fair Hod— Warm Bluo— Cold NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Fair with little change in temperatures tonight and Friday. Low tonight 4554. High Friday 77-83. IOWA: Generally fair through Friday. A little warmer over the northwest tonight. Friday continued mild. Lows tonight in the low 50s. High Friday near 80. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Fair tonight. Low in the 50s. Friday continued fair and mild. High around 80. Light variable winds through Friday. Saturday outlook, fair, little change. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Fair and rather cool tonight. Lows around 50. Sunny and mild Friday, highs in the lower 80s. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 76; morning 's low, 53. Sky clear, wind calm. (Wednesday's maximum, 74; midnight, 57.) Sun rose today at 6:51 a. m., sets at 6:52 p. m RIVER"STAGES St. Louis—0.1 fall 0.4. Beardstowh—9.4 no change. Havana—5.5 rise 0.1. Peoria—11.7 rise 0.1. LaSaJle—11.1 rise 0.5. Keokuk— 2.1 rise 0.1. Dubuque—7.0 rise 0.1. Davenport—3.3 fall 0.1. Burlington—7.1 fall 0.3. Toes Lost in Mower Mishap NEW WINDSOR—Mrs. George Peterson of New Windsor lost all the toes on her right foot in a power mower accident today about 7 a.m. The accident occurred at her farm home about seven miles northwest of New Windsor. She was taken to Galesburg Cottage Hospital where she was prepared for surgery. Hospital authorities listed her condition as good. ANNOUNCEMENT Doctor J. C. Redingion 405 Bank of Galesburg Will retira from Medical Practice October lit., 1963. All bills payable at above office by October 1st., 19E3. from Southern Illinois to Du Page County, which was divided into two districts. Gov. Otto Kerner, who vetoed it, contended that Southern Illinois should have yielded a second district in order to provide Lake County with two districts. The Democratic and Republican spokesmen said no other issues were involved in Wednesday's three-hour session. Tlie next commission meeting is scheduled for Oct. 9. It also will be held here. At the Sept. 17 meeting in Springfield the commission agreed in principle to give Lake and Du Page counties two districts each. However, it failed lo reach agreement on how to divide the counties. Teachers of History to Hold Parley . Knox College will be host Friday and Saturday to the sixth annual meeting of the Illinois Conference of High School and College Teachers of History. About 100 members of the group are expected to attend the event. The conference is an organization designed to improve the teaching of history at the secondary and college levels by means of the exchange of information in historical subject matter and in the techniques of teaching history. The organization was founded six years ago at MacMurray College. In charge of local arrangements for the conference are Ted Mansager of the history department at Galesburg Senior High School and Profs. Gordon P. Dodds and Mikiso Hane of the Knox College history department. All events on the program are open to the public. Prof. Richard C. Wade of the University of Chicago will speak on the topic "The Recovery of the City in American History" Friday at 8 p.m. Panel Saturday Following a registration and coffee hour at 9:15 a.m., the Saturday morning program will feature a panel discussion on "Recent Developments in Historical Writing." Dr. Hermann R. Muel- der, dean of Knox College, will serve as chairman. Prof. James R. Hooker of Michigan State University will speak on Africa, Prof. Hane of Knox will talk on Asia, and Prof. Ralph Fisher Jr. of the University of Illinois will speak on Russia. Hooker was a member of the Knox faculty in 1957-58. After luncheon in the Knox Union, Prof. Theodore Hamerow of the University of Wisconsin will lecture on the topic "A Re-evaluation of German Reunification." The 1963 meeting is being sponsored jointly by Knox College, the Illinois State Historical Association and the American Historical Association Service Center for Teachers of History. There are five Democrats and five Republicans on the commission. Democrats Change Stand "The Democratic members reluctantly relinquished the stand of overlapping districts with the end in view we can obtain representative reapportionment," Dunne told newsmen after the meeting. Gurley said he was surprised to learn just before the secret session broke up that the Democrats thought Chicago should have more than 21 districts. He said there was "general discussion about broad areas of downslate" but no specific give and take. Gurley said the group "just touched on" the problem over the unresolved boundaries within Lake and Du Page counties. The commission was created by Kerner after his veto threatened a statewide election for the 144 House scats. He appointed its members from lists of 10 nominees drafted by the state central committees of the two parties. The commission is trying to reach agreement by a 7-3 vote or better on a new map by Dec. 14 in order to avoid an at-large election for the House. IN OBSERVANCE OF RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS OUR SHOP WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY EVENING AND ALL DAY SATURDAY SEPTEMBER TWENTY-EIGHT OPEN MONDAY, SEPT. 30 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF OUR PATRONS. The Shop Accommodating School Units Will Get $583,574.01 Some $583,574.01 will be distributed in the near future to the six school districts wholly or in part in Knox County. This figure is the second half of state aid to education for the 1962-63 academic year. The first half, amounting to $635,616.78, has already been distributed through Robert D. Peck, Knox County superintendent of schools. Some $82,968.12 will also be distributed for transportation. This first half payment was based on estimates sent in by the school district, which were in turn based on the first month's attendance last year. Because of illness, dropouts and weather lowering the average daily enrollment, the state waits for the final figures from the districts at the close of the school year before distributing the second half. This money is given to the schools anytime between August and January. Money for state aid and transportation going to the districts include: District 202 (Knoxville), $159,902.00 and 13,807.92; District 205 (Galesburg), 835,666.10 and 32,807.52; District 207 (Yates City), 21,523.50 and 6,047.16; Dis trict 208 (ROVA), 34,864.66 and 14,115.60; District 210 (Williams field), 18,305.35 and 6,888.96, and District 217 (Abingdon), 148,928.87 and 9,300.9(5. For the full year, state aid to the six districts amounts to $1,219,190.88 Continuance Granted in Bomb "Joke* Federal Judge Frederick 0. Mercer Wednesday in Peoria granted James P. Benbow, 34, of 1133 N. Broad St. an additional 15 days in which to enter his plea to charges that he had indicated a bomb was in luggage aboard a passenger plane. Benbow allegedly made the remark in a joking manner Aug. 16 after an Ozark Air Lines hostess had asked a passenger to remove a piece from an overhead rack for safety reasons. Benbow, who was flying to St. Louis with three companions to see a baseball game, was alleged to have said jokingly there was a bomb in the luggage and not to shake it. A passenger in the seat ahead overheard the remark and summoned the stewardess, who notified the pilot. The plane trip was delayed 45 minutes at the Burlington Airport, where a seafch of the luggage failed to disclose a bomb. Statements were taken at Burlington by federal agents from all parties involved. The Galesburg men continued on their trip and returned to Galesburg by plane the following day. Benbow voluntarily went to Rock Island Aug. 19, where the warrant was served, and he was released on $2,000 bond after appearing before Bestor F. Witter, U. S. commissioner. The bomb remark, according to the government charge, was alleged to have been directed to the stewardess. In Peoria Wednesday, Benbow's attorney said that the Galesburg man jokingly remarked, "You don't want the bomb to go off yet," after the stewardess requested that the luggage be moved to a lower rack. The statute under which Benbow was charged was enacted after a rash of bomb threats plagued U. S. airlines. The court was told yesterday Benbow had no previous record. Sgt, Erickson And Family Visit in City M.Sgt. Leonard L- Erickson, a veteran of 22 years in the Air Force; and wife, the former Shirley Frambes, accompanied by their five sons, are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Erickson of Hawkinson Avenue and Mr. and Mrs, Raymond Frambes of Chappell Avenue. After a 3-year assignment at Harmon AFB in Newfoundland and a more recent duty at Elgin AFB in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Sgt. Erickson, together with his family, will depart Oct. 8 via jet for duty at Torrejon AFB in Madrid, Spain. Top Five LINDSTROM'S RECORDS 1. BLUE VELVET —Bobby Viuton 2. ABILENE —George Hamilton IV 3. MY BOYFRIEND'S BACK —Angels 4. SWEET IMPOSSIBLE YOU —Breuda Lee 5. HONOLULU LULU —Jan & Dean . . . make your selections here, from the largest most complete stock of records in Western Illinois. LINDSTROM'S RADIO AND RECORD HEADQUARTERS FIRST IN TELEVISION Local Historv Lecture Slated For Siwasliers New students of Knox College are scheduled to meet Monday at 7:30 p.m. in Knox Theatre for a short course in Galesburg and local college history. Dean Hermann R. Muelder will address the freshmen on the subject "A History of the Knox Community." On the following Monday evening, Prof. Robert S. Harper will speak to the same audience on the subject "Learning in College" Parolee Is Returned to Penitentiary A Galesburg man, who was employed on a Macomb construction project and had less than a month remaining on his parole period, was sentenced Wednesday to a term of five to eight years in the Illinois State Penitentiary. Robert Laverne Johnston, 36, pleaded guilty in McDonough County Circuit Court to a burglary charge and the prison sentence was imposed by Judge Burton A. Roeth. Knox County records listed Johnston as having been sentenced in circuit court here April 5, 1961, to a penitentiary term of not less than two nor more than three years on a charge of receiving stolen property. He later was paroled, and local au thorities indicated he was nearing the end of his parole period when arrested at Macomb. At the time of his court appearance here his address was listed as 208 Division St. Johnston was charged with the burglary of the Macomb Clinic, and in Wednesday's court proceedings, State's Atty. William L. Randolph told the judge that Johnston was carrying a sawed- off shotgun at the time of the burglary. State Justice Wins Highest Masonic Degree BOSTON (AP)—Justice Robert C. Underwood of the Illinois Supreme Court has been elected to the 33rd degree of Scottish Rite Masonry, highest award of the rite. Justice Underwood, of Bloomington, was among 178 leading Masons elected Thursday night to the degree at the closing session of the annual meeting of Scottish Rite Masons in the northern jurisdiction. They will receive the degree at the 1964 meeting in Detroit, Mich. Publisher Jack A. Heintz of Springfield, 111., was among 163 men, chosen at last year's meeting, upon whom the 33rd degree was conferred Wednesday. Ocjuawka Church Slates Benefit OQUAWKA — The annual auction and rummage sale of the Oquawka Union Church will be held Saturday at the Social Center. Coffee will be served at 9 a.m. and dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The auction will start at 1 p.m. No solicitations are being made this year, but any donations will be accepted. Pickup service is provided by calling Steve Ohler, phone 867-3631, or Perry Stoneking, phone 867-4221. McLoskey Labels Tax Cut Measure Tig in the Poke' Rep. Robert T. McLoskey (R-I1I.) of Monmouth voted against the proposed tax cut in the House of Representatives Wednesday, and in a telegram sent today, explains why. He called the bill "a pig-in-a-poke" to American taxpayers. He charged that the taxpayer "will be sadly" misled if ho expects the passage of this bill to mean a tangible increase in his take home pay." He said the socia security tax will automatically rise Jan. 1, and "state and loca taxes have risen and will rise at record rates. With all tliis the average taxpayer will receive a mere pittance in additional take home pay. Charging the president and majority Democrats in Congress with refusing to put a limit on federal spending, McLoskey said he was left with no alternative but to vote against the bill Debt Soars He pointed out that during the eight hours of debate on the bill the government went into debt at the rate of $17,000 per minute which amounted to more than $8 million. "If this money were in the hands of private enterprise, our productive power could develop at least 400 additional jobs," he said. "This is my objection to the tax bill—while we need relief ftom high and complicated tax legislation, we need relief from Distinctive Flowers For Fall "styled to say it best'* the new ANDERSON MAIN STREET Florist 312 E. Main Street L. E. Steller - Ted Ferris government expenditure and debt even more." McLoskey said because the tax structure was not simplified and cuts in spending were not pledged, he opposed the bill and promised to work for "some fiscal integrity in the future." McLoskey joined with 126 Republicans and 29 Democrats in voting against the bill, but 223 Democrats and 48 Republicans were enough to pass the measure and send it to the Senate. The final vote was 271-155 in favor. The $11 billion dollar cut was the largest tax cut bill in history, but it faces a difficult time in the Senate. Brothers Split Burglary Penalty Two brothers appeared this morning in Knox County Circuit Court this morning in connection with requests previously made for probation after each pleaded guilty to a burglarly charge. The information on which the pleas were entered charged them with the Aug. 10 burglary of the Town and Country Store, Altona A report filed by Lloyd Herbener, probation officer, recommended that probation be denied Richard Henry Hartshorn, 22, and another report recommended that his brother, William Lewis Hartshorn, 16, be placed on probation. The brothers reside at 327 E. Second St. The older brother found fault with one sentence in Herbener's report which referred to his being "incorrigible" and frequent "dangerous behavior." The probation officer replied that this reference was to a period when the defendant was a boy and not the present time. History Reviewed The report listed a series of burglaries or attempted burglaries in which the defendant also had been involved. When Judge Keith Scott asked Hartshorn about this portion of the report, he found no fault with it. The court had copies of medical reports covering a time when Hartshorn was in a hospital at Independence, Iowa. The report said that he had been, as a youth, adjudicated a mental patient. Herbener spoke of the defendant's involvement in 15 felonies, State's Atty. Donald C. Woolsey said he thought the defendant needs help from the parole system upon his release on parole. A period of one to five years was mentioned as the penalty, but Judge Scott increased the maximum one year, as he imposed a state penitentiary sentence of a minimum of one year and a maximum of six years. As he placed the younger Hartshorn on probation for five years, the judge reminded the youth of the terms of the probation, asked him if he thought he could keep them and detailed the consequences of violating any of the terms. "I think a 16-year-old should have probation," Judge Scott commented. Under terms of the probation, the youth is to observe a 10 p.m. curfew. He also is to obtain employment within 30 days, make full restitution, not to own or operate a car during the probation period and is not to ride in a car unless with one of his parents. Others in Court Three of four defendants against whom indictments were returned Tuesday by a reconvened session of the June grand jury were in court this morning. Louis A. Dilworth, 37, of Carbondale was given a copy of the six-count indictment charging him with the July 24 fatal shooting of his wife, Mary Louise Dilworth, 38. The indictment copy also bore the names of the witnesses who appeared before the grand jury. The case was continued to next Monday to give Dilworth an opportunity to arrange for an attorney. He was held without bond. Two of the three defendants named in an armed robbery indictment were in court this morning and each was given a copy of the indictment and list of witnesses. Appearing before the judge were James Irwin McClain, 36, of Moline and James Edward Geary, 21, of Wyoming, Route 1. The third defendant, Charles David Jacobs, 19, of Kewanee, previously was released on bond and as his attorney was unable to appear today he also was not in court. McClain this morning had a professional bondsman m court to furnish his $5,000 bond and he was released. Lacking bond in the same amount, Geary was returned to the county jail. The judge continued further action until Tuesday, Oct. 8. It was indicated Jacobs also will be present at that time. Engineers' Role Told Kivvanians From horse and buggy transportation during the American Revolution to th° development of modern waterways and highways, the role of the Army Corps of Engineers has grown along with the nation. Robert E. Clevenstine, chief of operations of the Rock Island Army Engineers District, described this development at a Kiwanis Club luncheon at the Custer Inn Ttiesdaj. The Corps of Engineers was authorized by the Continental Congress in 1775 to assist with problems of transportation and communications during the Revolution. Later, the corps' efforts included peacetime projects such as laying out roads and building bridges. These projects, Clevenstine noted, helped open the interior of the country and added to the national security. Much early exploration was done by or with the cooperation of the engineer corps, he stated. In recent years much work in flood control and the development of internal waterways has occupied the engineers' attention, said Clevenstine. The Rock Island District extends from mile 300 near Hannibal, Mo., to mile 614 near Guttenberg, Iowa, and includes all tributary streams in be tween. Initiated by Municipalities The building of locks and dams and the development of navigable channels in the Mississippi and its tributaries has been a principa responsibility of the corps in re cent years, he said. Projects ar usually initiated by municipal! ties or private individuals who encourage members of Congress to approve development bills Clevenstine explained. Present at Tuesday's Kiwanis meeting wor < Tom Gilson and Russell Jacobs, Peoria; Phillip Gustafsen and Rabbi Michel Abra ham, Galesburg, and Gene Sharks, Aubrey Baab, Vernon Coats and E. P. Lovitt, all from the Abingdon Kiwanis Club. READ m HE WANT ADS! ram THE BIG QUESTION ON HEALTH INSURANCE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS: IS IT AVAILABLE? YES!> Mutual { OF OMAHA' Mutual of Omaha Inturanet Co, Call me for full Information on the variety of plant for people 65 and over, offered by Mutual of Omaha, the company that Insures more than 1 million 200 thousand senior citizens. R. I. THOMAS, MGR. 309 BOl^l BLDG. PH. 543-85W PASSION PLAY SEPT. 29-30 Evenings ot 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. No Narcotics Problem in Knox County Galesburg and Knox County were free of arrests and investigations during August by state narcotics inspectors. Joseph J. Healy, superintendent of the Division of Narcotic Control, which is part of the Department of Public Safety, reported 21 persons arrested and .48 investigations last month. Also reported were eight convictions for violations of the Uniform Narcotic Drug Act or the Uniform Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act. Local authorities said they are experiencing no narcotics problems. Cities listed in connection with August investigations included Chicago, Melrose Park, Bloomington, Champaign, Danville, Alton, Peoria and Beardstown. Local police in these cities, the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, U. S. Customs officials, Illinois and Indiana state police cooperated with the division in investigations. Charges on which arrests were made included sale of heroin 1, sale of marijuana 3, possession of marijuana 5, possessioin of heroin 1, possession of dangerous drugs 9, fraud and deceit 1, and dispensing of dangerous drugs 1. Seventeen of the 38 investigations involved alleged narcotic violations by physicians, pharmacists and wholesalers. New registrants accounted for 14 investigations, while probes into 16 narcotic and seven dangerous drugs cases were initiated. Other activities by the narcotics inspectors last month included destruction of 259 acres of growing marijuana and seizure of nine vehicles. The division's center at Chicago tested 247 probationers and parolees. Birth Record Born at St. Mary's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie B. Bell, 484 Columbus Ave., a boy at 4:15 a- m. today. Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. James Nalley, 453 Arnold St., a girl at 3:19 p. m. Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. John E. Falls, Yates City, a boy at 5:15 a. m. today. FALL BONUS OFFER! FIVE SERVING PIECES FREE! 1847 ROGERS BROS, AMERICA'S FINEST SILVERPLATE You buy a 52-pc. service for 8 at only $84.50 (chest extra) in your choice of six lovely patterns. The serving pieces are Free...our bonus gift to you. BERL NORD JEWELER (Official CB&Q and Santa Fe Watch Inspector) 3i4 E. MAIN (Located Elsa Marie Shop)

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