Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 28, 1973 · Page 7
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 7

Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, June 28, 1973
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Girl, 12, 'Was All on Fire' Following Death of Family Family Killed • Airport officials look over the mangled Cesna his wife and their children. Another child sur- 310 that crashed on takeoff yesterday at vived the fiery crash. UNIFAX Provo, Utah, killing Lee Gibson, Vidal, Oalif., Bushnell Carrier Retires After 32 Years! PROVO, Utah (UPt) - Gina Gibson, 12, stood dazed. Tears ran down her face. Most of her clothes were burned away. "I hurt. I hurt so bad. Help me please." A few yards from her, across an irrigation ditch, lay the flaming, mangled wreck of a twin-engine plane with the bodies of five members of her family inside. "When I came out of the plane I was all on fire," the dark-haired survivor of the Wednesday crash told the first persons to reach her. She was later hospitalized in critical condition. Killed in the accident, near the Provo Municipal Airport were Lee S. Gibson, 34; his wife, Elinore, 33, and their children, Gaylc, 13; Clinton, 9, and Ernest, 5. They lived in Vidal, Calif. Gibson's six-place Cessna 310 took off, reached a height of 150 feet, suddenly swooped down in a sharp bank, bounced off an earthen dike and slammed to the ground in flames. Federal inspectors said they did not know what caused the crash, tout there were indict tions that both engines had stopped before impact. Gina apparently was thrown free seconds before the crash. Among the first persons to reach the girl were her grandmother, Lola Gibson, and great-grandmother, Cora Workman, The women were at the airport to say goodbye to the family and saw the plane go down. "Oh God, help them please," Mrs. Gibson appealed to firemen as they ran toward the flaming wreck. "There may be more of them lying in the field." No Honcytfioon For Prisoner 110CK ISLAND, III. (UPI) True love prevailed Wednesday at the Rock Island County Jail when a judge married Richard Wangeline and Karen Starr. The union had been opposed by Sheriff Joe Schneider on grounds that Wangeline, 27, Moline, III., was one of his prisoners at the jail. But last week, Sheriff Schneider was overruled in court. Although the couple was granted a ceremony, there will be no honeymoon. Wangeline pleaded guilty to burglary charges Tuesday and wag sentenced to a prison term of up to six years. Golesburg Register-Mail, Golesburg, III. Thursday,.June J8>, j |?3 7 July Clearance WOMENS FOOTWEAR BUSHNELL—John Burke, 60, 898 N. Washington Blvd., Bushnell, retired this month after' a 32-year, U6,500-m/ile career as a local mail carrier. Except/,for an interruption to serve with the Anmy from 194245, Burke traveled 14 males a day on foot over his route since 1941 or 3,640 miles a year. He said'his immediate plans during retirement are indefinite. New officers of the Bushnell American Legion Auxiliary were elected and installed Monday night at the WW Park. They are Mrs. Virginia Helms, president; Mrs. Leona Waller, first vice president; Mrs. Belle Lovell, second vice president; Mrs. Haidee Ctiat- terton, treasurer; Mrs. Ruth Good, secretary; Mrs: Myrtle Parsons, sengeantnati-arms; Mrs. Helen Lauterbach, historian; Mrs. Ula Benhaim, chaplain, and Mrs. Leona Opp, organist. Mrs. Lovell, retiring president, conducted a business meeting before the installation. She announced that a citation Jeff VerSteeg and Richard Wai- of recognition for obtaining 100 per cent membershiip was awarded to the Bushnell auxiliary at the 14th District Department) of Illinois meeting June 9. There will be no July meeting. Miss Patty Clayton, Bushnell, the auxiliary's Girls' State representative, will give the program at the August meeting. List Honor Roll Bushnell-Prairie City High School officials have announced the honor roll for the fourth 9-week grading period. Students include: Seniors — David Cadwaliader, Shannon Cox, Anga Ferguson, Marijo Francis, Rhonda Francis, Holly Haniley, Linda Haymaker, Linda Hickenbottom, Debra Nicholas, Thomas Spamg- ler, Kathy Wolf, Clara Ackerson, Nancy Beatty, Hazel Belt Coon, Janet Hilton, Betty Hinchee Vancil, Shirley King, Russell Knott, Knistina MoGlaugh- lin, David Nicholas, Janet Serven, Roger Still, Bambi Sweney, ters. Juniors — Jonna Carter, Patricia Clayton, Elizabeth Ferris, Julie Murphy, Loretta O'Oonnor, Lois Sorrells, Ralph Adamson, Melissa Bartlett, Rer becea Chadderdon, Timimy Cramer, George Gray, Danny Helms, James McGrew, Kenneth Morey, Joyce Oakman, Kathy Shankl'in, Betsy Smith, Saibrina Sperry, Mary Stinson, Jayne Thuirman. Sophomores — Thomas Craver, Cheryl Francis, Rebecca Howe, Laura Mills, Marianne Thrasher, Karen VerSteeg, Donna Dilts, Phyllis Doll, Linda Fayhee, Richard Ferguson, Jac- BUSHNELL MRS. JAY CLEMENS CORRESPONDENT Home Address: 560 W. Hurst St. Phone 772-2240 TO Values to $24.95 All, Makes Included All 1973 Styles FLORSHEIM, PENAL JO, NATURALIZER TOWN & COUNTRY, CALIFORNIA COBBLERS and FANFARES Rogers Shoes 230 E. Main St. queline Ferris, Gene Fisher, Douglas Johnson, Debra Knapp, Bruce Speer, Mark Walton and Kimiberly Wertoler. Freshmen — Gail Camp, Peggy Derry, Timothy Dietz, Mark Filbert, Nancy Hopkins, Sandra Ludlum, Bart Arthur, Douglas Garrison, John Holland, Sharon McCorimick, Jan Powell, Vivian Roark, Carla Staffy and Jane Wi'HAaims. July 4 Festivities Planned GALVA—Three fireworks exhibitions and a parade in the Galva area will take place July 4th. The Callithumpian Parade will wind its way through Bishop Galva MRS. SUSAN HEPNER CORRESPONDENT Home Address: 24 NE Third Ave. Phone 932-2725 Hill at 2 p.m. Local and area entries will be included. Miss Eileen Heck, Henry County Queen will also appear. Anyone interested in entering a float or marching unit may contact committee members Dean Kaiser, Ron DeRouin, Jim Olson or Wayne Erickson. Other . events are planned throughout the day in Bishop Hill with a fireworks display at p.m. concluding the show. Fireworks displays will also be conducted at Midland Country Gkib and at Lake Calhoun. Three horseshoe courts were recently opened for use in the Galva Park District. If enough interest is (shown park officials said, a tournament may be planned later in the summer. A supervised recreation period will be held Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. at the Galva Park District. The program, which is open to youngsters grades 4-8, will bo dropped if enough interest is not shown at the Tuesday activities. The Henry County Board of Review is meeting each mom' ing through July 31, with the exception of July 4, 10 and 11. in the courthouse at Cambridge. Hours are from 8 a.m. until noon. Anyone with complaints on assessments for determination of property tax may go before the board at that time. Rl PLAY IT SAFE Lot your doctor say how hard you can work at play, What's Under The Big "Red • White" JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED OUR "MOONLIGHT SALE" WE ARE REPEATING IT FOR YOUR BENEFIT. Fri., June 29 - 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Sat., June 30 - 9 a.m.-5 p.m. BUY ANY* ITEM IN OUR STORE PRICE And RECEIVE 2nd ITEM of EQUAL VALUE FOR $ V 00 • With the Exception ONLY • of Items Listed Below % OFF * SP0RT C0ATS /" ' • LIGHTWEIGHT JACKETS • SORRY BLUE DENIM JEANS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS SALE JAMES PATRICK HI MEN'S WEAR S 33 S. CHERRY ST. JUST OFF MAIN ST. CLARK DRUG 1440 N. Henderson 342-4169

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