Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on October 1, 1963 · Page 3
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, October 1, 1963
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State AFL-CIO Urged To Reinstate Teamsters CHICAGO (AP) - The annual convention of the Illinois State AFL-CIO has been asked to support re* admission o! the Teamsters Union into the national body. Set Valley School Issue Vote Tuesday MAQUON— A meeting was held in Maquon Monday evening to discuss an advisory election to decide on a new site (or Valley High School. Registered voters oi Ellisville, Fairview, London Mills and Maquon are eligible to participate in the election Tuesday. About 60 people attended the meeting and Paul Piatt led off by stating its purpose. Questions were answered and the need of a new building discussed The two most prominently mentioned sites are the Este Brown site located about two miles from Robert T Junction and the Joseph Tolkemus site north of the present location. Reference was made to a 1954 University of Illinois survey which had recommended a central lo cation for the high school. Suit for damages has been entered by tile Spoon River Valley School District No. 4 against the Ayreshire Collieries for damage to the present building occasioned by strip mine blasting, according to court records. A resolution calling for the rt» admittance of the Teamsters was ntroduced at the opening session Monday by George j. Wichewskf, president of the Chicago Post Of* fice Clerks Union. x The Teamsters were expelled from the AFL-CIO in 195? on charges of corrupt practices. Reuben 6. Soderstrom, president of the state federation, told the 2,500 delegates that expulsion of the Teamsters was a mistake. Thomas J. Haggerty, secretary* treasurer of the Chicago Milk Wagon Drivers Union, a teamster affiliate, told the Sixth annual convention that James R. Hoffa, Teamster president, was the "hardest working international union president in the labor movement." Haggerty said, however, that he is opposed to Hot fa's leadership of the Teamsters and that he will continue to tight him. . Action on more than to resolutions Introduced at Monday's session is not expected before Thurs* day or Friday. The resolutions' ranged from a demand by Arthur W. Krahn, a delegate from Aurora, that organized labor form its own political party "to restore labor to its rightful place in government'* to a number of wage, hour and fringe benefit demands. One of the proposed resolutions also was critical of the American Medical Association's opposition to the cancer drug, Krebiozen, and asks that the AMA work to have the federal restrictions on its use'removed. Rail Proxy Battle Under Way CHICAGO (AP)—A battle by brochure is under way in a proxy fight for control of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad. A group of dissident Rock Island stockholders began Monday mailing material favoring an offer from the Chicago & North Western Railway, rival of the Union Fined in Alpha Court ALPHA — Elmer W. Neuhoff of Springfield was brought into police magistrate court of George W. Kelly, Alpha, Monday on a charge of having only one mud- flap. He was fined $5 and costs. Arrest was by state troopers. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! Pacific Railroad for control of the Rock Island. The seven stockholders, who own 1,150 shares, are mailing a proxy statement to Rock Island stockholders along with a copy of an exchange of stock offer from the North Western. The North Western is giving the dissidents financial assistance in their attempt to defeat a merger bid by the UP. A spokesman said a copy of the offer also was distributed Monday to brokerage firms across the country. Directors of the Rock Island and UP have approved a proposed merger of the two roads. Rock Island shareholders are to vote on a merger at a special meeting Nov. 15. Two-thirds of the Rock Island's 2,916,711 shares and the Interstate Commerce Commission must approve the plan. Not long after the Rock Island- UP merger plan became known, the North Western applied to the ICC for authority to acquire con trol of the Rock Island. The North Western offered Rock Island shareholders for each share of Rock Island common $5 cash, 0.2778 of a share of North Western common, and one S30 North Western six per cent collateral bond maturing in 50 years. ' Material mailed by the Rock Is land dissidents says if the UP offer were accepted, Rock Island shareholders will own less than nine per cent of the combined railroads. The seven stockholders opened the proxy fight after they won permission last month in a court fight to see the Rock Island's shareholder list. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! ANDERSON FLORIST offers you 2 STORES *° MrV ° Y ° U ***** .¥3 • FRESHER QUALITY Cut flower shipments direct from California within 24 hours. Insuring you of the best naturaj growing conditions — Flown by Aero-Jet to our Ozark Airline. Galesburg's largest selection of varieties. • STYLED DESIGNING The areas' finest skilled designers. Only a busy shop insures such designers their potential In serving your floral orders best. • POPULAR PRICES Prices based on finest values, a leader in popular prices, including the following SERVICES: • FLORAL CREDIT PLAN Order by phone — pay by mail — or accounts may be paid at either location regardless of which order was placed — open your 30 day credit account todayl • FREE DELIVERY Continuous delivery assures you of fastest floral service — to send your flowers TODAY when it means the most — 8:30-5:30 daily — (Sunday A.M. delivery service to funeral chapels.) OUR REPEAT CUSTOMERS HAVE BEEN OUR SOURCE OF CONTINUED GROWTH SINCE 1931 "Serving Galesburg for Two Generations" Anderson florists 3121 MAIN 121H. BROAD 3434199 m dial « 3434103 Leonard Anderson Donald Anderson David Graflund Ted Ferris lawrenct Stellar Rose Watson Janet Wilson Clyde Robinson !• Boyce Ator Gofesburo ReQister«Moif. Golesburo, tit. Tuesday, Oct. h 1f63 3 Employment, Pay Set Record High CHICAGO (AP) — Employment has hit an ilUtitM high in Illinois and workers are earning higher wages than ever before, Gov. Otto Kerner said today. In addition, Kerner said, the state's ^employment rate is consistently below | '' ,n ,nim -" Name Secretary At Bob Jones University CONDUCTOR REHR£6-*-After working for 49 years for the Bar* Hngton Railroad. Bart J. McGann, list Beecber Ave., retired today as a coodocter. A number ef well-wishers were en hand Monday to see him off on Ms last ran between Galesburg and West Quncy. Among those present was LeRoy H. Dyer (right) terminal superintendent. McGann, 70, has no Immediate plans for the fntore except to "rest at home and spend the winters in Arizona and a few weeks with our son." Burlington Route Conductor Winds Up 49 Years of Service By JOHN ZAKARJAN Bart J. McGann, 1189 Beecher Ave., entered into his first day of retirement today without regrets, although he will admittedly miss his full paycheck. The 70-year-old Burlington Railroad conductor has called it quits after 49 years of service with the railroad which has taken him to most parts of the country on official duty and on vacation. Just before he boarded the Kansas City Zephyr Monday afternoon to start his last Galesburg- West Quincy run, McGann was met by some of, his co-workers who presented, him with a pen set. With a nostalgic look on his face McGann shooks hands with well wishers and called out his final "all aboard." "I have loved every minute of my 49 years and have left a lot of good friends, who, I hope, will do as well as I did," he said today. Car License Applications Available Secretary of State Charles V. Carpentier announced today that applications for 1964 motor vehicle registrations are now available through the usual nutlets: currency exchanges, automobile dealers, notaries public, police magistrates, justices of the peace, banks and newspaper offices, including the Galesburg Register-Mail. He reminded motorists desiring to retain their present license numbers that their applications must be received by Nov. l. Under the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Law, motorists are given the right to retain their numbers from year to year provided they apply before Nov. 1, and request reassignment. There is no additional fee required for the service. Carpentier also pointed out the applications must be completed in full. This includes furnishing the driver's or chauffeur's license number, or to insert the word "none," when no license is held, and furnishing the name of the township in which the applicant resides. If the application is not completed in full, it will have to be returned to the car owner, Carpentier said. READ THE WANT ADSI the national average "In each of the past 12 months we have been able to set new employment records," Kerner told the sixth annual convention of the Illinois State Federation of Labor and the CIO. Kerner said total employment figures for August showed a record of 3,632,100 persons working, an increase of more than 12,000 over the month of July and more than 40,000 over August 1962. The number of unemployed totaled 180,000 or 10,000 less than in July, he said. Kerner said average weekly earnings of production workus in Illinois manufacturing plants in August was $109.05. He said weekly earnings of Illinois workers have exceeded $100 for more than 12 years and that the average for the nation passed the $100 a week figure for the first time this summer. Time His Own "We'll miss the paycheck but I think it's about time that reaped the fruits of life," he said. What makes McGann feel .sspe daily good is that for the first day in 49 years he doesn't have to hang around the telephone during his day off or tell anyone where he's going. Mrs. McGann, the former Melba Roberson of Lewis town, agrees. "I think it'll be nice to have my husband around the house all day and not to be worrying about those confusing time schedules," she stated. The McGanns will visit their only child, John R. McGann- of Denver, this Christmas and then plan to spend the winter in Arizona. They will be back in Galesburg next spring "because we have too deep a root here to move." McGann was born in Peoria and came to Galesburg in 1914, the year he started working for the Burlington. He started as a brakeman and was prompted to coa- ductor in 1920. Kerner Names Knox Alumnus Head of 4 Jobs for Disabled 9 Gov. Otto Kerner Friday announced the appointment of Dr. Frank J. Jirka Jr. of River Forest, a Knox College graduate, as chairman of the Governor's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped. Dr. Jirka has been a member of the committee since 1960, and as chairman, he will head a vol unteer group of citizens in the year-round promotion of employment of handicapped workers. The group's activities culminate each year in observance of National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week, set for Oct. 612 this year. The committee works with the Veterans Employment Service, the Veterans Administration, the Illinois Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Illinois State Employment Service. Lost Both Legs Dr. Jirka is a double amputee, recipient of the Silver Star and Purple Heart, and a retired Naval lieutenant. A Navy frogman at Iwo Jima, he lost his legs when a coast gun barrage struck a gunboat and shattered the bridge where he was standing. Following his discharge he entered the University of Illinois where he added B.S. and M.D. degrees to the B.A. degree he received from Knox College in 1944. Dr. Jirka is a diplomat of the American Board of Urology, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the International Institute of Medicine, Chicago, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Illinois State Medical Society. His Cook County affiliations include that of associate attending urologist at Cook County Hospital, associate professor. of urology at Cook County Graduate School of Medi cine and member of the board of directors of the Suburban Cook County Tuberculosis Sanitarium District. He is married and has three daughters. THE BIG QUESTION ON HEALTH INSURANCE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS: IS IT AVAILABLE? 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