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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, October 1, 1963
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T ,2 Golesburg Register-Moil, Galesburg, 111. Tuesday, Oct, 1, 1963 Junior College Project Left to Citizen Action By LARRY REID Fate of a proposal to establish a junior college to gerve Knox and Warren counties appeared today to depend upon whether a citizens' committee would carry the ball. Executive committee of the Knox-Warren Junior College Survey, an official group established by nine school districts to make preliminary studies required by law, concluded its work Monday night and said future action should be carried on by a grass-roots organization. The executive committee called upon the county superintendents of schools of the two counties to invite residents of the nine districts who comprised the large survey group to an organizational meeting. Rebate Funds At the final meeting of the executive committee last night in Galesburg, members agreed that approximately $3,000 remaining of the survey funds contributed by the nine districts should be pro-rated back to the districts. Dr. Robert Kirkpatrick, treasurer for the executive committee was directed to effect the rebate. Members of the executive committee last night indicated the junior college project bad failed to arouse widespread interest in the various school districts. Many of them expressed the opinion that school boards would be reluctant to push the issue, preferring to leave it up to citizen action. Concerning informative meetings held in the districts on the junior college project, some executive committee members reported that those who turned out appeared interested, but that attendance was slim. The junior college plan in Illinois involves establishment of a tax-supported, tuition-free institution providing two years of education, including vocational training beyond the high school level. At least one member of the executive committee, Robert Armstrong of Yorkwood Community Unit District, said he believed interest in the project will die in his district James Baird of District 210, Williamsfield, urged his fellow members to show more enthusiasm in the junior college movement or 'let it die." He suggested that Galesburg organize a junior college on a limited scale which would include three or four courses. Dr. Bell, District 205 superintendent, said that the original idea was to create such a school at the high school on a limited basis. Members Listed Members of the executive committee present for the final session were Lewis Long of Monmouth Route 4, chairman; Earl Carwile, Monmouth District 38, secretary; Dr. Robert Kirkpatrick, District 205, treasurer; Wendell Clarke, Victoria, District 208, vice chairman; Robert Armstrong, Monmouth Route 3, Yorkwood Community Unit District; James Baird, District 210, Williamsfield; Alten Grandt, Farmington, District 207; William Lomax, Abingdon, District 217, and James Paulsgrove, Gilson, District 202. Their duties included study of the tax base, probable enrollment, site and building possibilities and othr data, not conducting a campaign for the school. Kirkpatrick said that the formal survey report sets down no definite proposals or next steps to take; thus, the voters may not know what they are against or what they are for. He suggested that the project be continued in District 205 by members of two citizens groups — an original study committee headed by Wilbur Pillsbury and those who worked on the survey. ffverett ft Jonnlnsi Go West WEST DRUG CO., INC. S24 E. Mala St City Unions, Council Air Job Demands City Council, members today were reported to have agreed on two points in a 3-point program for salary and fringe benefits demanded by municipal employe unions. At a 2 1 /?-hour informal meeting Monday night representatives of police, firemen and city unions again presented the program which called for: a longevity pay scale, employes to collect one-half of accumulated sick time, two week's pay on severence of employment, and for the city to pay the full premium for hospitalization insurance. City Council members instructed City Manager Thomas Herring to prepare two resolutions for next Monday's Council meeting pertaining to two of the three union demands. They are the insurance premium payments, which will cost the city an additional $2.56 per employe per month, and a 2-week severance pay on retirement, after a minimum of 20 years' service. Longevity Unsettled The demand for longevity pay was discussed but no agreement was reached. Unions have also asked for a $50 acro6s-the-board wage increase per month but have not pressed the demand heavily since the new city pay scale went into effect earlier this year. The pay scale contained salary increases for most employes. No action has been taken on another union demand for two additional vacation days for policemen to make up for holidays worked. Gale Issues Protest to NLKB Ruling Gale Products today protested a National Labor Relations Board decision which the company said would prohibit an agreement between management and employ­ es outlawing solicitations or distribution of literature of any kind on company property. The NLRB last month turned down the company's petition to modify this order, and today Manager Harold Bourdon said the company would object and was prepared to take the matter to court. Bourdon said the mutual agree ment had been in the company's labor contracts for many years. "We firmly believe that we have the right to enter into agreements with our employes," Bourdon said. He said that the NLRB ruling was "improper and against our constitutional rights," in that it affected the practice of employ ers and employes to bargain and make agreements which both must live up to. Sought New Union The controversy stems from an earlier campaign by a group of employes to secede from the In ternational Association of Machinists local, which is the recognized bargaining agent for factory em ployes at Gale Products. The move was headed by Bernard Smith, who, with other officers of the local, had been ousted by the IAM for alleged violation of its regulations. Smith's group asked that it be come the recognized bargaining agent for employes. When the company declined, the case was taken to the NLRB, which upheld the company. Smith was fired by the company for, among other things, being absent without authorization. Smith appealed this to the NLRB, and again the company was upheld. The third complaint to go before the NLRB arose after Smith's group allegedly circulated among employes material in behalf of organizing an independent union to replace the IAM in the local plant. Smith said he is considering an appeal of the NLRB ruling upholding his discharge. HINCULIFF w v e ^PEARSON v FUNERAL HOME«i</CHAPEL 387 NORTH ItOAD OAtlSiUt O Here's The Answer You might well wonder which funeral director to call for reasonably priced service, should the need occur. A tour through our selection rooms will provide the answer: Hinchliff & Pearson Funeral Home! Our prices are within every family's means. Knox History In Making, Class Told FINDS COST OF LIVING HIGH—John Thurman, an employe at the Klinck Mortuary in Knoxville, shews his empty wallet after two women robbed him of $20 Monday. Thurman had just finished a phone call, turned and was astounded to feel a gun shoved against his stomach. The woman fled in a black Cadillac. Pistol-Packing Brunette Robs Mortuary Attendant of $20 By ROBERT LeMAY John Thurman, embalmer at the Klinck Mortuary in Knoxville, was sitting on the corner of his desk Monday afternoon with his back to the door, talking on the telephone to a person in Galesburg. As he completed the call and began to turn around, he found a jammed against his Couple Awarded 1 ,500 Damages From Physician Eligible Voter Total Declining According to latest tabulations i announced today by the Galesburg Election Commission office, 206 persons have been removed from the eligible voter files the past 60 days. This makes a total of 819 fewer persons eligible to vote now than there were at last April's election. There were 17,668 persons eligible to vote in the city then compared with 16,849 today, Claude D. McConchie, chief clerk of the Board of Election Commissioners said. Since last April 73 persons have registered for the first time, 115 have transferred into the city and 73 persons who have moved in the city have been left on the files after their new residence was verified. Those removed from the files included 161 because of death, 30 because of marriage, 115 moved without giving a new address and 774 moved out of the city or within the city to an unverified address. McConchie urged ineligible voters to visit the election office at City Hall during the next few weeks. The office conducts a continuous canvass of the city voter eligibility. Receives Promotion Gary Tucker of Galesburg was among more than 220 ROTC cadets to receive promotions and new appointments at the State University of Iowa at Iowa City. Tucker, a sophomore in the College of Liberal Arts, was promoted to the rank of corporal. pistol stomach. A young woman, brunette and probably in her twenties, was holding the gun, while a companion was nearer to the door, keeping an eye on the proceedings. The "pistol packer" demanded the money in the safe. Thurman reported today he was too startled to reply immediately, but finally said, "Go ahead and start shooting. There's no money in this place." The woman with the gun then "requested" Thurman hand over whatever money he had in his wallet. He dumped out two $10 bills, which the woman grabbed. The lookout commented. "Let's get out of here," and the companion started backing to the door with the gun trained on Thurman. Thurman reported he kept pretty still until he heard a car start, and he then ran to the window and noted a black Cadillac "making tracks" west out of town. He immediately called Knoxville police, and the officer on duty called the sheriff in Galesburg It was 3:20 p.m. Thurman said both were brunettes, the one with the gun probably weighing about 105 pounds, and the other about 112 pounds. "They appeared Oriental to me, and the one with the gun was sure a good looking girl," Thurman said. The operation took about five minutes, according to Thurman, and this morning he reported he was so startled by the sudden robbery that he finds it hard to believe. No trace of the women or the car was reported by noon today, and authorities continued their search Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Holmes of Victoria were awarded $1,500 damages today on behalf of their son Jeffrey, 5, in Knox County Court today by Judge Daniel J Roberts. Returns from Chicago W. J. (Bill) Costello, 59 Gar field Ave., has returned home from a week's vacation in Chi cago, where he attended Chicago Cubs and White Sox baseball games. Costello is on a month' vacation from his job at the West Main Street pumping station o the city water department. one 343-Ml THERE'S ANY SECRET TO BETTER LIVING, TWIT YOU* GOOD ClfOIT is the key that can open the door to • brighter funu« for you tad four family. OU1 FAMILY FINANCING) SftVICES can provide the right answer to most money problems. Scop in tad see us when you vtnt money for toy help* ful purpose. LIMB I C K OPEN FRIDAY NIGHT UNTIL 7:30 351 E. Main Galesburg DAVE PATTERSON/ Mgr. - 343-3157 The money was in settlement of a claim against Dr. Jerry Ram unis, also of Victoria. On May 13 the boy had a nosebleed that could not be stopped, and a liquid chemical was used in an effort to stop tlie bleeding, the petition stated. The boy's upper hp and membranes in his nose were burn ed, requiring extensive treatment in the Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minn., the plaintiffs alleged. The dean of Knox College reminded the new generation of students Monday evening that history of the school is being made right now, Dr. Hermann R. Muelder, who spoke in Knox Theatre on "A History of the Knox Community," told the students that a refound- ing of the college occurs through its student members in every generation. Some help found traditions without knowing it, he said. Who planted the saplings that grew to be the arch of elms leading to Old Main? Who named the Gizmo? Even as there are visible or audible traces of the Knox that you find here, each of you will eave his trace at Knox visible or invisible, positive or negative, trivial or profound." He recalled that the founders of the school were zealous reform' ers. George Washington Gale, founder of Galesburg and the col ege, was one of the most fervent evangelists, Muelder told the stu dents. Because the reformers' ac tions aroused suspicion among their neighbors, the original state charter given to Knox by the egislature 124 years ago limited, for example, the land owned by the school to 1,040 acres. Anything over this amount had to be dis posed of. Students Laid Foundations But students helped shape the college into what it is today, Muelder said. Students laid many foundations between 1870 and 1890 when the three literary societies, Adelphi, Gnothautii and L.M.I dominated the campus. They did their own publishing, ran libraries and sponsored public lectures Students regularly staged plays and played in intercollegiate athletics by the late 1880s, Muelder said. "In other words, they were establishing those departments of Knox College which in our time dominate the extra-curricular program." It would be fine to have another John H. Finiey or Edgar Lee Masters in this Class of 1967, he said. But more important, Knox must pass on to the world, men and women of intellectual integrity and high moral values and courage, with or without fame. Liquor License Dispute Aired The Illinois Liquor Control Commission has taken under advisement an appeal from the refusal of Mayor Cabeen to renew two liquor licenses for Pete Sipilios. Cabeen told the commission Monday he refused to renew the liquor permit in 1961 because Spilios had vio« lated liquor regulations ort ~ ''" Judge Grants Divorce in Circuit Court A divorce was granted Monday in Knox County Circuit Court to Mary Kristina Wallace by Judge Keith Scott. The plaintiff charged Donn R Wallace with extreme and repeated cruelty, and she was also given the right to use her maiden name, Mary Kristina Dahlberg. Both parties were barred from alimony or support by the terms of the decree. The Weather Key to Page 1 Weatlier Strip* Brown—Storm VeUow— F »u Red— Warm Blue—Coid NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Fair and mild tonight Wednesday fair, not quite so warm extreme north portion. Lows tonight in the 50s. Highs on Wednesday 78-85. IOWA: Fair tonight, partly cloudy Wednesday. Warmer north portion tonight. Low tonight 45-50 north, 50-55 south. High Wednesday in the 80s. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Fair tonight. Lows in upper 50s. Wednesday fair and not quite so warm. Highs around 80. Southwesterly winds 12-20 m.p.h. tonight becoming west to northwest Wednesday Outlook for Thursday, fair and mild. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Fair and mild tonight. Wednesday fair and warm. Low tonight in the 50s. High Wednesday 78-85. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 74; morning's low, 52. Sky clear, wind out of the southwest. (Monday's maximum, 76; midnight, 56). Sun rose today at 6:55 a.m., sets at 6:44 p.m. Humid ity, 50%. RIVER STAGES St. Louis—0.3 rise 1.0> Beardstown—9.4 fall 0.4. Havana—5.7 fall 0.2. Peoria—11.6 fail 0.2. LaSalle—11.0 rise 0. Grafton—15.1 rise 0.3. Keokuk—2.3 rise 0.2. Dubuque—6.9 rise 0.1. Davenport—3.4 no change. Burlington—7.3 fall 0.1. a number of occasions dat ing back to 1947. The commission's decision is expected at its next meeting, which has not been scheduled yet. Other witnesses appearing were Mrs. Maude Schaffer, 251 Cottage Ave., C. J. Powell, 544 Knoxville, R. E. Cordell, 248 S. Seminary St. All three testified in Spilios' behalf, vouching for his character. Mrs. Schaffer worked for Spilios from 1950 to 61, Powell is a retired Galesburg automobile dealer, and Cordell operates a hotel and apartment building in Gales burg. "It'i a Grudge" Powers said most of the people he has talked to about the license controversy "think it's a grudge, to be frank about it." Attorneys did not ask him to elaborate Spilios, in addition to owning and operating the DeLuxe Cafe, 236 Seminary St., is president of Depot Drug Sundry, Inc., 240 S Seminary St. The sundry store is not in operation, and liquor licenses for the establishments were not renewed on April 1 by the mayor, who is also liquor commissioner. Corporation Counsel Dale Rue- dig Jr. pointed out that the city revoked Spilios' licenses in 1961 and that the action was upheld by the state liquor commission, only to be reversed by Knox Coun ty Circuit Court. Spilios' attorney Walter J. Sebo of Canton, argued that evidence of Spilios' past of fenses, which had been brought before the commission in 1961 should not be admitted again However, the commission decided that the offenses were pertinent to the present argument. Admit More Evidence Also admitted in evidence over objections from Sebo was a file containing clippings from the Galesburg Register-Mad! concern ing action taken against Spilios establishment Spilios told the commission he had held a liquor license in Galesburg since 1933. He said he employs 14 persons in the two establishments. Despite the may or's refusal to issue a liquor li cense Spilios has continued selling liquor at the DeLuxe Cafe pending the outcome of his case first at commission hearings and later in circuit court. If the commission upholds Cabeen Spilios can appeal to Circuit Court, legal authorities have pointed out. Cabeen told the liquor commis­ sion that Spilios violated a local prohibition against Sunday liquor sales in 1052 and 1953. in life, the mayor said, Spilios was fined $200 for failure to pay a federal tax on i coin-operated gambling device. The mayor said spilios' icense was revoked in lftl on a Sunday sale violation. WORLD SERIES SPECIAL 6 Transistor RADIO 98 COMPLETE INCLUDES: BATTERY, LEATHER CARRYING CASE and EARPHONE. Wherever You Go Listen to the Game, LEO STEIN LUGGAGE — SPORTING GOODS — JEWELRY 343 East Main St. Leaving for Hawaii VIOLA — Mrs. Sarah Clippert, Viola, and Mrs. Emma Pugh, Plymouth will go to Chicago Wednesday and from there will fly by jet to Hawaii. They will spent eight days on the Island, where Mrs. Pugh, Plymouth postmistress, will attend the convention of the National Association of Postmasters. Mrs. Clippert will accompany her as a guest. Mrs. Donald Mayhew will be the substitute teacher for Mrs. Clippert in the Viola Grade School during her absence. Galesburg to Get $24,151 In Sales Tax Galesburg will receive $24,151 in city sales tax collected on business transacted in May, it was announced today by the Illinois Department of Revenue. State -wide, city sales taxes collected during the month grossed $5,500,696, and county sales taxes for the same period grossed $377,733, acording to the revenue department. Knox County's share is $5,137. These taxes were collected from 1,169 cities and villages participating in the Municipal Retailers' Occupation Tax and 719 in the Municipal Service Occupation Tax. Western Illinois communities receiving amounts are: Abingdon $1,449, Aledo $3,407, Alexis $505, Alpha $389, Altona $186, Avon $1,074, Biggsville $289, Brimfield $277, Bushnell $2,399, Cambridge $1,286, Colchester $721, Dallas City $438, East Galesburg $49, Ellisville $15, Elmwood $233, Fairview $313, Farmington $1,662, Galva $1,663, Geneseo $4,881, Gladstone $120, Good Hope $66, Kithsburg $226, Kirkwood $228, Knoxville $767, LaFayette $85, LaHarpe $956, Lewistown $1,595, Lomax $91, London Mills $153, Maquon $456, Monmouth $6,455, New Boston $264, North Henderson $119, Oquawka $622, Prairie City $246, Princeton $5,684, Raritan $68, Rio $22, Roseville $755, Seaton $100, Smithfield $44, Stronghurst $942, Victoria $84, Viola $293, Wataga $91, Williamsfield $223, New Windsor $295, Woodhull $456, Wyoming $922, Yates City $331. Counties receiving amounts are Fulton $1,626, Henderson $375, Henry $1,567, McDonough $1,352. Plan Institute Wayne C. Nelson, Galesburg fire chief, is among approximately 100 fire officers, representing every section of the country as well as Puerto Rico and Canada, expected to attend the second annual institute of the International Fire Administration Institute in Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 25 - 27. Courses in fire department management, personnel management and leadership development will be presented. NOTICE The delinquent tax nolle* en lot 1 block II In Maquon Twp. ihould not ba listed in my nama a* lha abova property was told by ma about S years affo. RAY MARTIN Blood Center Operates Wednesday, October 2 REMEMBER THE DATE October 2 THE TIME 1:30 to 6 p.m. THE PLACE 1640 N. Henderson St. Galesburg, III. GIVE BLOOD + AT YOUR RED CROSS BLOOD CENTER THE NEED FOR LIFE GIVING BLOOD GROWS EVERY YEAR ARE YOU DOING YOUR FART????? Phone Today — 342-0126 — and moke an appointment to make thU community a belter place in which to Hvt. YOUR RIO CROSS BLOOD CENTER IS PART Of TH1 UNITED FUND.RED CROSS APPEAL Sao the World Series on our TV. KNOX COUNTY REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER

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