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2 Golesburg Register-Mail, Galesburg, II Friday, Sept. 27, 1963 10 Arrested in Game Raids in Two Illinois Cities CHICAGO (AP) — Raids by Internal Revenue Service agents in Bloomington and Aurora have resulted in the arrest of 10 men accused of operating numbers and bookie joints in violation of federal law, The raids in the two Illinois cities Thursday were part of a synchronized invasion of suspected gambling setups in 63 cities in 19 states. There were no re ports of gamblers offering resistance. Seven persons wore seized when six taverns and a wiro room were hit in Aurora. Agents arrested three nt. Murphy's Buffet, Inc., in downtown Bloomington. The U.S. attorney's office said the establishments were operating handbooks in violation of a law requiring purchase of $50 federal lax stamps. They also were not registered with the IRS as required by law, the- office said. Amount! Not Disclosed The amount of cash seized in the Illinois raids was not officially disclosed, Reports from Washington indicated most of the joints raided across the nation had small amounts of money on hand. The throe men arrested in Bloomington waived preliminary hearing Thursday before a U.S. commissioner in neighboring Normal, 111. Those arrested in Aurora were ordered to appear before a commissioner in Chicago. The Aurora taverns raided were the Railond Inn, Crystal Lounge, Shamrock Club, Bornlo's Cheerio Inn, Barefoot Charlie's Annex and Knotty Pine Inn. The agents also hit an establishment above Tony and Babe's Tavern and said it was a wire room. A spokesman for the IRS in Washington said Thursday night that the number of arrests probably would bo considerably higher than the 115 taken into custody after a similar nationwide crackdown last May. Knoxville Jail Fireplace Yields 'Treasure'—Maybe By ROBERT LeMAY A man from Chicago, Mike Joyce, Wednesday was wandering through the old Knox County jail in Knoxville where some remodeling work is being done. The fireplace was pulled away slightly from the wall, and as he walked past it, his sleeve brushed an envelope behind one of the edges, knocking the piece of paper to the floor. Joyce discovered an old insurance policy for $1,000, listed in the name of Dan Wolf. Wolf's parents, Daniel and Rachel Wolf, were named as beneficiaries. The policy was dated March, 1906, and gaVe the insured's age as 18. The policy was issued by the Ideal Union, which at one time was located in Knoxville at the hotel. Because Joyce was also an insurance agent, he initiated an attempt to find any survivors. The case was a bit complicated, because also in the yellowed envelope was a postcard addressed to Daniel Wolfe, as opposed to Wolf on the policy. Search Begins Research in the Galesburg Public Library failed to turn up any evidence of a Dan or Daniel Wolf (e), because Knoxville directories were not available for that year. But a call to G. F. Hebard in Knoxville disclosed that the family had lived there for sometime, spelled the name with an "e", but had moved. Hebard said to his knowledge there was at least one brother still alive, and he thought this brother lived in the area of North Henderson or Alexis. A quick perusal of the telephone directories of the exchanges in that area did not turn up anyone by that name, and a second call to Hebard was made He then thought this brother had moved to Galesburg. Harry E. Wolfe, 1072 Willard St., acknowledged he was this brother. Dan, the insured, was his brother, and Daniel and Ra chel were his parents. Wolfe said his father was the constable at the jail in Knoxville for a period of 10-15 years, but could not remember accurately His father was also in the meat business at the same time. Wolfe said that besides Dan and himself, there were four other brothers, Leslie, John, Bert and Ray. The latter once played baseball with the Chicago White Sox. Wolfe said to his knowledge the General Union of Ideal Union, the firm issuing the policy, merged with Fraternal Reserves, but after that he did not know. "No one knew of this policy," he said, "and it may bo worth something." The face value of the policy was $1,000. Wolfe said he would set about tracking down what happened to the firm. GALESBURG certainly goes for the new Double size Double value CHICAGO SUNDAY TRIBUNE It's the same big, complete Sunday newspaper sold in Chicago —70 or more great sections including America's finest TV WEEIC MAGAZINE With the entire week's program listings for every TV station your set can reach NO INCREASE IN PRICEl To reserve your copy, phone GALESBURG NEWS AGENCY 29 EAST SIMMONS STREET PHONE 343-5214 Convocation Opens Knox's College Year "Sincerity of purpose and earnestness about learning," was the theme for the Opening convocation for Knox College's 127th year held this morning in Memorial Gymnasium for all students and faculty. President Sharvy G. Umbeck and Dean Hermann R. Mucldcr were the speakers. The president welcomed the entire college family on behalf of the Board of Trustees, saying: "As wo move into the work of this college year, I pray that we will be ever mindful of the profound importance of what we are doing. Education, especially higher education, has long been an effective instrument for improving the quality of life in America and elsewhere. Today it takes on additional significance. Today higher education constitutes our major basis for hope for the continued existence of life itself—the basic question of survival or extinction of this generation may be determined by what goes on in tho educational institutions of the United States in this generation." College History Traced The convocation address was made by Dean Muelder, who pointed out that the liberal arts college Is an "extraordinarily conservative institution, strongly rooted in the past." He said it is an institution that took shape in the Middle Ages, and has been modified by the trends prevailing since that era. Re-stating some of the more general values and goals which are apparent in the traditional liberal arts philosophy, Dean Muelder observed that a theme that run3 consistently and strongly through the liberal arts point of view "is its concern with qualities of scholarly behavior, tho emphasis on aca demic excellence, the respect for discipline investigation." In accordance with this point of view, he commented, "the college is a place to enjoy or to learn to enjoy the delights of knowing, the delights of sharing knowledge, a place in which hopefully most of the students come to embrace by preference a life of study . . . liberating them from ignorance, from prejudice, from narrowness of views. . . . "An essential purpose of the liberal arts experience is the cultivation of a sense of values, the beginnings, at least, of those faculties by which tho possession of knowledge leads to tho acquiring of wisdom." Man Injured In Mishap at Williamsfield Jerry E. McCutcheon, 34, of Dahinda, Route 1, was under observation at noon today at St. Mary's Hospital following an accident today about 9:45 a.m. in Williamsfield, in front of the fire station. McCutcheon, employed by tho Williamsfield Co-Operative Association had been at a garage in the business district and apparently was about to climb aboard a tractor, pulling a load of soybeans, for a ride to the elevator. He fell backward and was dragged a few feet, but was not run over by the equipment, authorities said. Ivtreil A Jertnlitf t WHII1 CHAIRS MKT Ml • tAlll • TUMI Go We»l WEST DRUG CO., INC 324 E. Main St Man Fined for Failure to Register Job Floyd Mishler, 531 E. Brooks St., was assessed $5 and costs Thursday for failure to register with the city clerk as a heating contractor. Police Magistrate D. Paul Nolan told Mishler that he would be fined another $200 if a registered contractor was not hired soon to complete a job Mishler had started. The charge was on a complaint by E. K. Murphy, 242 Pine St., who a few weeks ago hired Mishler to install a heating unit at his home. Murphy complained to Hugh T. Jones, city plumbing and heating inspector, that Mishler had left the job undone and installed faulty wiring. On discovering that Mishler had not registered with the city, Jones reported the case to the police magistrate. Mishler asked for a public hearing but did not appear at the time scheduled. He was found guilty by default. Mishler told Nolan that a contractor registered with the city will be hired to complete heating unit installation at Murphy's home. Jones urged Galesburg residents to conduct business with contractors who are registered with the city and carry bond and damage insurance. The Weather Kay to Pag* i Waathat strip* Brown—Blorm Yallow—Fai? Had—Warm Blna—Cold NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Mostly fair, a little cooler northeast portion tonight. Saturday fair and cooler. Low tonight in lower 50s. High Saturday in 70s. IOWA: Fair tonight and Saturday. Cooler northeast Saturday. Low tonight in 50s. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Fair and a little cooler tonight. Low in lower 50s. Saturday mosUy sunny and cooler, high Hi lower 703. Southwesterly winds 12-22 m.p.h. early tonight becoming northwesterly 12-20 m.p.h. late tonight and Saturday. Sunday fair, little change. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Fair tonight, lows in the lower 50s. Sunny and cooler Saturday, highs in the upper 70s. Illinois 5-Day Exlandad Forecast NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Temperatures will average 2-4 degrees below normal. Normal highs, 68-74. Normal lows, 40-51. Cooler SatuR; day, then only minor changes until it gets warmer Tuesday or Wednesday. Total precipitation one-tenth of an inch or less. A slight chance of showers about Tuesday. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 70; morning's low, 51. Sky clear, wind out of the west. (Thursday's maximum, 80; midnight, 5G.) Sun rose today at 0:52 a. m., sets at 0:50 p. m. Humidity, 00%. RIVER ~STAGEB St. Louis—0.1 no change. Bcardstown—0.4 no change. Havana—5.5 no change, Peoria—11.7 no change. LaSalie—10.8 fall 0.3. Keokuk—2.2 rise 0.1. Dubuque—7.0 no change. Davenport—3.4 rise 0.1. Burlington—7.0 fall 0.1. Police Probe Series of Bike Thefts A bicycle theft incident which came to police attention Wednesday night has resulted In developments which leave officers uncertain as to the number of boys involved and also the number of pilfered bicycles. It all started Wednesday night when police spotted some boys silting in weeds in the north section of the city and at the same time observed what appeared to be a chrome object. Checking, the officers came up with four boys, two 12 and two 13, and a bicycle which was being dismantled. Four More Apprehended Subsequently four more youths in the same age brackets were added to the list, and the number of bicycles known to have been stolen has reached at least eight. The figure is expected to climb higher as the investigation continues, police related. Parts of the stolen bicycles, police said, were traded among the youths or to others and in some instances parts were sold for cash. This morning, the police garage contained an assortment of bike parts, frames, and one complete bicycle recovered so far in the investigation. On file at police headquarters is a stack of reports on missing bicycles and officers do not know at this time how many of these may be cleared up as the result of the investigation now in progress. Rotary Told of Work on Behalf Of the Blind Galesburg Rotarians Thursday were told of the work of the Christian Record Benevolent Association, which provides blind persons with reading material written in Braille. Frank H. Phillips, Illinois representative of the association, showed a movie on how Braille material is prepared and the usage of it by the blind. A dozen blind Galesburg persons are served by his organization, which headquarters in Lincoln, Neb., and Victoria, B.C., and has served the blind since 1899. Phillips said there were 20,550 blind persons in Illinois this year, compared to 17,000 last year. A major factor in the increase of blindness, he said, is glaucoma, which claims more victims' sight than tuberculosis, cancer and diabetes combined. Backyard Sale Almost a Tragedy By LARRY REID What started out to be a pleasant afternoon for a backyard sale almost ended in tragedy due to a weird chain of events. A number of women Thursday afternoon were attending the saie held by Mrs. Norman Simmer of 1855 Clay Drive when one of them, Mrs. Lester Webber of 1825 Indiana Drive, noticed a car on fire. When Mrs. Earl Smith of Monmouth looked she saw it was her car with her two children Inside. Fire authorities said when she Five Plead Guilty Today To Magistrate Three traffic and two disorderly conduct cases were heard this morning in Police Magistrate Court. Charles A. Johnson, 540 Lombard St.', paid $10 and costs, and Donald E. Eby of Alexis paid $5 and costs after they were caught speeding by radar. Charles Baker, 781 Day St., paid $10 and costs for running a stop sign. James Dilts of Colona pleaded guilty to a charge of drunken disorderly conduct, and was fined $25 and costs. The sentence was suspended on the condition he leave town immediately. Harry Gibbs, Broadview Hotel, was fined $5 and costs on a similar charge. Case Dismissed A charge against Bennie Amato, 756 N. Kellogg St., was dismissed. Carl Ahline, city health inspector, had signed a complaint against him earlier this month, charging a house Amato owned at 1250 S. Seminary St., was a nuisance. The complaint stated that the sewer had been blocked, and the tenant was forced to throw night woil into the back yard. The condition was subsequently corrected. Amato had been released on $200 bond. Safety Director Fires 16 State Troopers Today CHICAGO (UPD—Illinois Public Safety Director Joseph E. Ragen today announced that two state police corporals and 14 state troopers have been relieved of duty in connection with an alleged bribe scandal in the Chicago area. The troopers who resigned were identified as Earl Varridall, Calumet City, and John Cammack, Chicago. got to the car the entire interior was ablaze. She tried the door, but it wouldn't open. In the meantime, Mrs. Webber was able to open another door and rescued both the children. Car Starts Just as the children were freed, Deputy Fire Chief Richard Smith said, the car's motor started and the vehicle, which was parked east of the Simmer home, rolled down the street, turned into the driveway and headed straight for the garage full of women. Fortunately. Smith said, a flower planter diverted the car, and it came to a halt at the front door of the home. The car was a total loss, and damage to the home was estimates at about $130. The heai and fire from the car blistered the paint on the residence and destroyed shrubbery and the flower planter. Mrs. Smith told authorities that when she parked the car she put it in reverse and took the keys with her. A mechanic said that when he looked, the car was in low gear. Smith said that the boy, who was sitting in the front seat, could have shifted the gears. He surmised that the wires to the transmission were burned thus starting the motor. The car traveled about 90 feet from where it was parked. Mrs. Webber was not injured, but Mrs. Smith and her two children, a boy, 4, and a girl, 2, were taken to St. Mary's Hospital where they were treated for minor burns and smoke inhalation and released. Fire authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire. Demonstrator Describes Movie Integration Drive Motorcyclist Is Named in Driving Count A charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated was ontered by police against Lewis L. Stewart, 32, of 772 S. Academy St., following his arrest today around 1 a. m. in the vicinity of Mulberry and Sheldon streets. The vehicle was a motorcycle on which Stewart was said by police to have been traveling south on Sheldon Street. The accident resulted when the motorcyclist apparently was traveling too fast to negotiate the intersection turn, according to the police report. Stewart was reported to have been found by police hiding under a bed in a nearby residence. He complained of pains and was taken to St. Mary's Hospital, where today his condition was listed as satisfactory. By JOHN ZAKARIAN Marion Collins asked members of the Galesburg branch of NAACP Thursday night to "black out all other thoughts" and concentrate on the ordeals of a Negro at Greensboro, S. C. At a meeting at Allen Chapel Church he then proceeded to relate his experiences this spring as an active participant in racial demonstrations at Greensboro. Collins was one of several hundred students at the all-Negro North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College who decided to participate in demonstrations under the banner of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). A 20 -year-old sophomore majoring in music, Collins said he decided to set academic studies aside for a while last spring and "work for my people." Some of his friends were already in jail, and ho said he was certain he would wind up there, too, when he ended his mission. "People who didn't go to jail weren't thought of very well by other Negroes," he said. By the spring of 1963, racial harmony was at a minimum at Greensboro, with little or no contact between the colored and white people, the young musician related. "But it was like a seething volcano waiting to erupt," he recalled. Students still remembered that it was their (Continued on page 21) Sudzy Sez: If while over your tub you toil why not let Sudzy remove the soil. TRY YOUR SUDZY'S MAYTAG EQUIPT COIN WASH TODAY 1177 MONMOUTH BIVD. Galesburg 11th and BROADWAY Monmouth 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. Birth Record Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Virgil L. Walker, 722 Maple Ave., a girl at 10:52 p.m. Thursday. Court Kills 18 Suits on Price Fixing CHICAGO (AP) -- A federal judge has dismissed 18 manufac- lurers of heavy electrical generating equipment as defendants in 28 antitrust suits charging them with price fixing conspiracy. The suits were dismissed Thursday by Judge Edwin Robson of U.S. District Court after four plaintiffs reported an out-of-court settlement, terms of which were undisclosed, based upon a formula for price adjustment. Dismissed entirely were six suits brought by the Black Hills Power and Light Co., Rapid City, !vD. The other 22 suits, brought by North States Power Co., Minneapolis, Minn., and Eau Claire, Wis.; Illinois Power Co., Decatur, 111., and Northwestern Public Service Co., Huron, S.D., were dismissed only regarding certain defendants., Settlement of the suits involving other defendants is pending continuing negotiations. The utilities suing the manufacturers asked treble damages in the 28 suits, part of 226 filed in Chicago after the 1961 conviction of 21 electrical manufacturers on charges of price fixing. Dismissed as defendants, with the others, were these Illinois firms: Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co, and Hubbard and Co., both of Chicago; McGraw-Edison Co., Elgin; Sangamon Electric Co., Springfield, and A.B. Chance Co., Centralia. County Court Awaits Report On Estate A final report scheduled to be filed today in the Clara Beacham Swanson estate had not been filed at noon, according to Knox County Court records. At a hearing Sept. 17, Lawrence Stickell was removed as executor and ordered to file his final report in 10 days. Court officials said that Stickell had 20 days from the date of the removal action to file an appellate court appeal. Whether an appeal is to be made was not known here. Stickell was released a week ago today on $10,000 bond after pleading not guilty in U. S. District Court, Denver, Colo., to a federal charge involving alleged transportation in interstate of securities converted and taken by fraud. PASSION PLAY September 29-30 TICKET INFORMATION Call or Writ* GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL 140 S. Prairl* 342-S1S1 OPEN 9 A.M CLOSE 9 P.M. OSCO REPORT ON LIFE IN DIVIDED BERLIN See Sunday's Tribuim Mayaziiie

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