Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on September 28, 1963 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Saturday, September 28, 1963
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S Golesburg_Register-Moil, Galesburg, 111. Saturday, Sept. 28, 1963 Knox Alumni Begin Higher Education River Traffic Blocked Barge Explodes Towboat traffic on the Mississippi River remained blocked at Muscatine today as smoke and flames continued to pour from a runaway barge loaded with oil. One man was killed when an explosion ripped the barge Friday as it was being guided upstream to Lock No. 16. The barge was immediately separated from * | three others in the tow and Low Bids on Highway Jobs Announced Low bids totaling $474,883 for interstate highwaj projects in Knox County were submitted by two Galesburg construction firms, it was announced today. The Illinois Division of High ways received apparent low bids from Sweborg Construction Co and Swords & Dietz, both of Galesburg. The firms offered to work jointly on two projects. One is a grade separation struc ture (carrying county highway 7 over Interstate 74), and .47 of a mile of bituminous surfaced ap proaches, approximately one-half of a mile. The low bid was $178 829. The larger project consists of two parallel railroad grade sep aration structures (carrying In terstate 74 over the Burlington Railroad and U.S. 34) on Intec- state 74 approximately one mile northeast of Galesburg. The firms submitted the low bid o $396,054. Largest Project The bids were among 269 with a value of $27,903,571 in projects which were received today by the state division of highways. Largest project in the seventh and eighth lettings scheduled for the year is on Interstate 74 in Peoria County where McDougal-Hartmann Co. offered an apparent low bid of $4,887,205 to construct three miles of paving and other work on the highway. Another bid opened was for 1.15 miles of intermittent fencing on 5.86 miles of Interstate 74 from Galesburg to east of Knoxville Midwest Fence Corp., Chicago, was the low bidder, with $8,089 In other bids opened, Shappert Engineering Co., Belvidere, offered to construct two parallel bridges over the Green River in Henry County near Colona and two parallel railroad grade separation structures, two miles east of Colona. The projects are part of Interstate 80. Open 14 Miles Meanwhile a 14-mile section of Interstate 80 from Illinois 26 north of Princeton to Illinois 89 south of Ladd will be opened to traffic Monday, Gov. Kerner announced today. The opening of this section of Interstate 80 will make a total of approximately 70 miles of continuous pavement completed and open to traffic from Princeton to Interstate 55 west of Joliet. Use of the new section of pavement will leave an uncompleted gap of 22 miles, from Illinois 78 north of Annawan to Princeton, in the 128 miles between Milan and Interstate 55 near Joliet. The 22 miles is under construction and although a portion of the pavement will be completed later this year, it will be impossible to utilize any of it until all is completed about Sept. 1, 1964, the state Highway Department stated. Interstate 80 is a transcontinental route extending from San Francisco to New York' City and a number of Galesburg motorists use it to drive to Chicago. Decree Signed A decree has been signed by Judge Keith Scott, in Knox County Circuit Court, awarding Sherill Lynne Zook a divorce from Robert Lee Zook, to whom she was married Jan. 14,1961. Cruelty was the allegation in the complaint. Custody of the couple's two children was awarded to the maternal grandparents, with the question of support held in abeyance. The court retained jurisdiction for the purpose of enforcing terms of the decree. it drifted back in the channel and burned furiously. It has burned intermittently throughout the night and two small fires were still burning on different parts of the barge at noon today. A spokesman at the Rock Island Army Engineer District said the barge will be pushed out of the channel as soon as the flames subside enough to permit towboats to approach it. One end had settled to the river bottom this morning. One Victim Killed in the explosion was Clemmy Jesse Adams, 41, of Montgomery, Ala., a crew member riding on the barge. He was hurled high into the air by the blast and his mutilated body landed on a driveway near the lock headquarters. Another crew member, Alvie Ingwersen, was knocked unconscious by the blast but did not need hospitalization, according to Army engineers. The blast alarmed Muscatine residents, especially those living near the river. The air was filled with black smoke visible for miles, according to witnesses. Cause of the blast has not as yet been determined, although Robert E. Clevenstine, chief of the Army Corps of Engineers Operations Division at Rock Island, speculated that some sparks were created when the barge was being pushed into the lower gates of lock No. 16 at Muscatine. "We assume that the side of the barge was scraped against concrete guide while causing friction," he said. Another speculation is that it was caused by a fuel leakage. The towboat, the Double D, and its tow of four barges are owned by the Vest Petroleum Transport Co., Inc., Greenville, Miss. Seventy out of the 195 Knox College students who were graduated in June have enrolled at graduate schools throughout the nation this fall, the college reported today. Dr. Donald W. Sanvillc, assistant to the dean of the college, indicated that 36 per cent of the 1963 graduates have gone on to advanced academic work. Fifty-two per cent of the men have enrolled for graduate work while 20 per cent of the women students are carrying on advanced study. The Knox graduates are studying at universities in 25 states on such diverse subjects as statistics, German, public health, law, training for mentally handicapped, dentistry, theology, botany and forestry. Sanville said that 46 of the 1963 graduates have accepted $88,000 in fellowships and other stipends for study at the graduate and professional schools. The Weather Kay to Paga 1 Weather Strip* Brown—Storm Yellow—Fair Had—Warm Blua—Cold NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Partly cloudy and turning cooler tonight. Sunday mostly sunny and much cooler. Winds becoming northwesterly and increasing to 20-30 m.p.h. tonight and Sunday. High Sunday 64-71. IOWA: Partly cloudy and colder tonight. Sunday mostly lair and cooler south portion. Lows tonight 35-40 extreme northwest to 40s in east and south. High Sunday 60-65 CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Partly cloudy, windy and turning cooler tonight. Low around 50. Mostly sunny, windy and much cooler Sunday. High in the 60s. Winds becoming northwesterly 20-30 m.p.h. tonight and Sunday. Fair, cool Monday. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Partly cloudy and turning much cooler tonight. Lows 45-52. Sunday mostly sunny and much cooler. Highs 64-71. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 81: morning's low, 56. Sky clear, wind out of the southwest. (Friday's maximum, 82: midnight, 61.) Sun rose today at 6:53 a. m., sets at 6:48 p. m. Humidity 29.68%. RIVERHTAGES St. Louis—0.8 fall 0.0. Beardstown—9.7 rise 0.3. Havana—5.5 no change. Peoria—11.6 fall 0.1. LaSalle—10.7 fall 0.1. Keokuk—2.1 fall 0.1. Dubuque—7.2 rise 0.2. Davenport—3.7 rise 0.3. Burlington—7.0 no change. Man Fails to Pay Support; Sent to Jail Knox County Judge Daniel J. Roberts Friday committed David Randolph Wheeler, 39, of North Chicago to the county jail until he produces $685 due on support payments. Sheriff's deputies re turned Wheeler to Galesburg from Waukegan. In another non-support case, court records listed the sentencing of Theodore Leroy Parks, 37, of 182 W. North St., to one year at the Illinois State Farm, Vandalia. Parks was placed on probation last June 26 for three years by Judge Roberts in connection with failure to support his family. Probation was revoked and the sentence imposed when the defendant was reported to have violated terms of his probation. A Peoria man, John E. Birdoes, 68, pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated and was fined $300, plus costs, according to court records. He was involved in an accident here last July 16. Following his arrest, he took a blood alcohol content test, which was reported in court to have had a result of 0.21, six points over the 0.15 minimum as indication of intoxication. County School Superintendents Schedule Meet Robert Peck, Knox County superintendent of schools, will attend a discussion on the philosophies of instruction and guidelines "or the purpose of evaluating schools at meetings in the Virginia Country Club on U. S. 24 near Rushville Thursday. County superintendents from 20 counties will meet with members of the staff of Ray Page, state superintendent of public instruction. Other counties to be represented include Adams, Brown, Cass, Christian, Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Morgan, Menard, Mason, McDonough, Peoria, Pike, Sangamon, Stark, Schuyler, Scott, Tazewell and Warren. 1AJe ~s$re deiebratinq 15 YEARS OF SERVICE TO GALESBURG RESIDENTS and We Wish To Extend A Big "THANK YOU" To All of Our Customers and Friends. Your Patronage To Our Firm Is Greatly Appreciated Citywide Rubbish Removal PHONE 342-1134 CHICAGO (AP)—Another hearing has been set in' Lloyd E. Miller's long fight to escape death in the electric chair. Judge Joseph Sam Perry of the U.S. District Court announced Friday he will open the hearing Nov. 6. He said he was prepared to conduct a "full and complete" hearing. He said he didn't want to retake evidence already in the thick record, but added "everything relevant may be presented." Attorneys for t he state and for Miller were in the courtroom but offered no arguments. Miller, now 37, was given the death sentence Nov. 15, 1956, for the rape-slaying Nov. 26, 1955, of 8-year-old Janice May in Canton, 111. Gov. Otto Kerner rejected Miller's request for clemency last month. Miller's attorneys then turned to the U.S. District Court with a petition for a writ of habeas corpus that included a request for a new trial. Miller received an indefinite stay—his 10th—on Aug. 22, just seven hours before he had been scheduled to die in Stateville Penitentiary. Judge Perry said he will hold r> i c» T< a near i n S i" the case of Charles Ecuador hlgllS Ireaty Townsend just before the Miller WASHINGTON (UPD—Ecuador hearing, and that may delay the signed the nuclear test ban treaty Miller case for a few days, here Friday, the 103rd nation to Townsend is under sentence of do so since the pact was signed death for slaying a man with a by the United States, Britain and brick in an attempted street rob- Russia at Moscow in August. bery in Chicago in 1953. Illinois Grange Prepares Convention in Galesburg More than 300 members of the Illinois Grange are expected to participate in the 92nd annual convention of the organization Wednesday through Saturday at the Custer Inn in Galesburg. The National Grange is the nation's oldest, largest and most effective community organization in terms of membership participation, according to Frank A. Niffeneggcr of Marengo, master of the Illinois Grange. The national movement was founded in 1867, and has been described as "the only rural family farm fraternity in the world." Nearly 4,000 of the 7,000 subordinate units own their own meeting halls. Niffenegger is serving his second term as mayor of Marengo in McHenry County. He is vice chairman of the Illinois Highway Users Conference, a member of the Rural Area Development Committee, State Farm and Home Administration, Illinois Farmer City Committee, and was recently appointed to the Board of Agricultural Advisers by Gov. Otto Kerner. Harry B. Caldwell, a member of the executive committee of the National Grange, is billed as speaker for the convention opening session at a banquet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Among the many activities on the conclave agenda will be the election of state officers, degree work by the Juvenile Granges in the area, talent contests, youth night and home economics displays. Among Grange organizations in this part of the state are Henderson Grove, Henry County, Pomona, Burns and Radnor. Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Nelson of Henderson Grove Grange presented a pictorial review of their recent trip to Mexico Friday night at a meeting of the Radnor Grange in Peoria County. Nelson won the trip as result of sales work for the Great States Life Insurance Co. He is master of the Henderson Grove Grange. Frank A. Niffenegger Federal Court Grants Miller New Hearin HISTORY TEACHERS REGISTER — Among those registering today at Knox College for the Illinois Conference of High School and College Teachers of History is Mrs. Olive S. Foster from the State Historical Society in Springfield, and (from left), Helen E. Marshall, Illinois State Normal University at Normal, Clyde Walton of the State Historical Library in Springfield, and Herbert I. Cainc of Waukegan. The conference began Friday night and will conclude tonight. Stickell Fails To Report On Estate Find Body of Unidentified Man in River Henderson County authorities are attempting to establish the identity of a man whose body was found floating in the Mississippi River west of Carman today. Henderson County Sheriff Vincent Carlson was called to the scene about 10:15 a.m. He said he had no idea yet how long the body had been in the river. The body was taken to the Fisher Funeral Home in Stronghurst where authorities will attempt to determine cause of death and identity. Arson Squad Investigates Fire at Strikebound Plant ROCK ISLAND, ILL. (AP) — An arson squad today, was investigating the remains of a warehouse used by the strike-bound Gould National Battery Co., after firemen battled for two hours Friday night to put out a blaze of undetermined origin. The warehouse was owned by the American Container Corp., a division of Gould-National, which operates a plant across the street. It was the third incident at a Gould-National facility within the past two months. In August vandals broke into a plant at Leavenworth, Kan., and damaged batteries and machinery with iron bars and clubs. Earlier this month, an explosion of undetermined origin destroyed a tank containing sulphuric acid, damaged a brick wall and shattered windows at a plant at Chicago Heights, 111. Firemen donned air masks to defend against heavy smoke during Friday night's fire. The warehouse was used to store 100,000 rubber battery cases, and smcke coated the Tri-City area, which includes Rock Island, Moline and Davenport, Iowa. Two firemen were slightly injured. Fire department and Gould-National officials refused to estimate the damage. Earlier Friday, company officials called Rock Island police to escort a truck through picket lines set up by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). The Union has been involved in a contract dispute with Gould-National since last December. In May, an estimated 4,500 workers walked off their jobs at 14 Gould-National plants in 11 states. A company spokesman said the firm recently sought an injunction in the Rock Island County Circuit Court to restrain the pickets from doing damage to company property. He said the pickets attempted to prevent the truck, laden with battery cases, from leaving the warehouse. The spokesman also indicated that warrants will be sworn against the pickets, but he did not elaborate. Police indicated Friday that there may be a connection between the two incidents. Gould-National plants struck in Illinois include those in Rock Island, Kankakee and Chicago Heights. The union is seeking a uniform expiration date for all Gould-National plant agreements, a 35-hour week without pay reductions, improvements of a company-paid insurance program and eight paid holidays a year—one more than under the present contract. Negotiations were broken off two weeks ago, when a stalemate was reached. After he was given 10 days on Sept. 17 to file a report on the Clara Beacham Swanson estate, Lawrence Stickell failed to do so by time the period expired Friday. Stickell, a former Galesburg attorney who has run into several problems since May with financial dealings, was removed as executor of the estate Sept. 17 by Knox County Judge Daniel J. Roberts, and was ordered to make a final accounting of the estate. The whereabouts of $93,387.46 of the estate's assets remains a mystery, because Stickell took the Fifth Amendment 22 times during the hearing. This money from the estate entered into a federal grand jury indictment of Stickell Sept. 12. Stickell faces three counts in the indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Denver, Colo., charging "interstate transportation of securities converted and taken by fraud." Involved are a $48,000 and a $45,000 cashier's checks, said to be the bulk of the money from the estate. Also included in the grand jury action was a $10,000 cashier's check. Federal authorities said the violation occurred when the checks moved from the Little Fort Bank and Trust Co. in Waukegan to the Byers (Colo.) Bank for redemption. Stickell denied any fraud, saying the checks were signed by the president of the Byers Bank, whose signature was invalidated when bank examiners refused to approve his selection as president. New License Approach Has Peck Hopeful for Motel Plan Paul Peck said this morning that he is trying to get assent from frontage owners on Ferris Street for the sale of liquor at a proposed luxury motel in Galesburg. The leading figure behind the project, Peck said he is confident he will get consent of two-thirds Vicar Tumbles MAIDENHEAD, England (UPD —A 53-year-old vicar Friday fell into an open six-foot grave after conducting funeral services. The Rev. Michael Ware said it was "a shattering experience," after he was pulled from the hole, covered with mud. of the property frontage owners by late next week. At present he only lacks one signature, that of a man who will be out-of-town until next week, Peck said. To Change Application Such a consent is required, according to city ordinance, before Peck can apply for a liquor license. He has already applied for a liquor license to sell liquor at the site of the Galesburg Club facing Prairie Street. "We probably will disregard the application and submit a new one for Ferris Street," he said. The area that the latest petition is involved in is the first block of Ferris Street, 90 feet of the west half of the Galesburg Club property. Peck stated that only 90 feet are needed to build and the petition will carry the consent of two-thirds of the owners around the 90 feet. Peck had previously attempted to get the assent of property owners on different parts of Prairie Street between Prairie and Water streets and on Water Street. He has failed each time in the effort to get the necessary signatures. Lease Still Pending Peck does not hold a lease for the Galesburg Club, although a verbal agreement had been reached between club owners and himself. A club spokesman announced earlier this week, however, that all other offers to purchase property will be given serious consideration, since the owners cannot wait much longer for Peck. Peck says he will buy the property once he gets assurances that the motel would have n liquor license. Accident Kills Peoria Youth; Trucker Hurt A Maquon truck driver was injured and a Peoria youth was killed early today in a head-on collision in Bellevue. Dead is Albert Lofthouse, 21, who was trapped in his wrecked auto, which caught fire after the collision. The truck driver was Allan Pruitt, 42, who was listed in fair condition in Methodist Hospital in Peoria. Pruitt was thrown from his vehicle, which was towing a semi­ trailer loaded with soybeans. The accident occurred on 111. 116. READ THE WANT ADS! Birth Record Born at St. Mary's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Gerald C. Van Velsor, 793 S. Seminary St., a girl at 12:05 a. m. today. Mr. and Mrs. Gregg J. Irons, RR 2, Alexis, a girl at 5:31 a. m. today. Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Rodney O. Davis, 1064 Johnston St., a girl at 1:29 p. m. Friday. Mr. and Mrs. John Utter, 318 E. Fourth St., a boy at 2:42 p. m. Friday. Mr. and Mrs. William Kennedy, 7960 Fallbrook, Conoga Park, Calif., are the parents of a "son, Donald Andrew, born Sept. 15. His maternal grandmother is Mrs. Mable Anderson, 123 Lake St., and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Kennedy of near Wataga. Mrs. Kennedy is the former Melba Anderson. The baby has two brothers, Tommy and Timmie, and a sister, Jennifer. MON.-TUES.-WED. SKIRTS SLACKS ~ •£ SWEATERS " TROUSERS EAGLES CHICKEN FRY Sunday/ Sept 29 — Serving Starts 12 Noon Wataga Firemen Park EAGLES and INVITED GUESTS Fried Chicken Plate—Adults $1, Children 75c SILVER RIMS MOTORCYCLE CLUB FIELD DAY GAMES AND STUNTS Music by GOLDEN ROCKET PLAYBOYS PLEATS 2c EXTRA Each SUEDES, FORMALS AND FURS NOT INCLUDED. 2- $ 75 Jackpots!!! GALESBURG 1 HOUR CLEANERS 331 EAST MAIN SYMBOL OF HOPE FLOWERS express man's hope for everlasting peace. Their delicate beauty and fragrance shut out doubt and darkness by symbolizing the love we hold for those we've lost. And, because we love, we grieve. But, because we have faith, we look forward to immortality. To our soul's unspoken question on these solemn occasions, flowers whisper com* fortingly,"Hope!" When you can't be there with those who grieve, Flowers-By'Wire carry your sympathy across the miles. Anderson florists 312 E. MAIM 128 N, BROAD 342-6159 - clfal ~ 343-2103

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