Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on October 2, 1963 · Page 3
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, October 2, 1963
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2 GotesburQ Register-Moi t, Gofesburg, III, Wednesdoy, Oct. 2, 1963 United Fund Volunteers Set Sights on Goal of $182,300 By LARRY REID Success of the 1963 Knox County United Fund-Red Cross Appeal will depend on individual rather than group effort, a Peoria Caterpillar Tractor Co. executive said at the kick-off dinner at Custer Inn Tuesday night. A contribution of $7,650 from the employes of Gates Rubber Co., Galesburg's newest industry, was announced at the dinner meeting. This donation, campaign authorities said, amounted to better than $25 per employe and was believed to set a record for industrial em­ ploye contributions. The dinner, attended by some 300 volunteer workers, division chairmen and representatives of the 11 agencies of the United Fund, initiated the beginning of the public phase of the campaign which concludes Oct. 24. Initial gifts and corporate divisions phase of the campaign began Sept. 17. This year's goal is $182,300. Fred R. Jolly, executive assistant at Caterpillar, said that creative ideas do not come from groups but from individuals. He urged volunteer workers to outline their campaign thoroughly to make the job easier. MORE Encourages Visits He encouraged memorization of sales talk, confidence, patience, concentration, responsibility and honesty on the part of volunteers. Visit every one of the 11 participating agencies and become familiar with each operation, and "this will do more for you and help you to sell" he advised. A campaign such as this is the greatest thing that can happen to a community, he said, in that it draws people together working for a common purpose. Dr. Joseph Hoffman, pastor of First Methodist Church, was toastmaster. He introduced the chairman of each of the five divisions, other campaign leaders, and representatives of the 11 agencies. Richard E. Johnson, United Fund president, listed the goals of the campaign: adequate financing of the local agencies, to provide good community services, in the most economic manner. Study Financial Structure He explained that a gioup. of businessmen met with representatives of the 11 agencies to discuss the financial structure of each. By this method, He said, the businessmen became informed of the programs of the agencies, and, in turn, agencies became acquainted with the United Fund. To qualify for financial a*d, he said, an agency must have a local board of directors or trus­ tees, a locally determined budget and no duplication of charitable purposes. Max Wisgerhof, general chairman of the campaign, explained the "fair share" plan of giving. For employes, he said, the rate is one hour's pay per month, and for executives it is one per cent of annual income. He predicted the successful conclusion of a campaign if all volunteers cooperated and did their fair share of the work. List Divisions The divisions working in the campaign include commercial, government and community serv- i' s, women's county, initial gifts and corporate. Employe group is included as a part of the corporate division. The 11 participating agencies inc' do Knox County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Prairie Council Boy Scouts, Carver Community Center, Galesburg Council for the Mentally Retarded, Sha- bonee Girl Scouts, Knox County Day Nursery, Knox County Free Kindergarten Home, Knox County Mental Health Association, Salvation Army. Visiting Nurses Association and YMCA. United Fund Red Cross Appeal (One of a scries on the 11 agencies supported by United Fund) U of I Students From This Area Join Frats URBANA—More than 1,000 men have been pledged to 53 social fraternities at the University of Illinois for the fall semester, following September rushing periods, Assistant Dean of Men Robert H. Ewalt has announced. Those pledged from the Galesburg area are Glenn Irvin Wipp of Gerlaw, John David Paulsgrove of Gilson, James Edwin Ahlberg of Gladstone, John W. Peterson of Lynn Center, and Hugh Glenn Farber of Roseville. Visiting Nurses Provide Broad Range of Services For 55 years the aim of the Galesburg Visiting Nurse Association has been the same: to provide service, under the direction of a physician, to anyone who needs it, at a nominal fee. The association, which began its work in 1908, employs two nurses who care for homebound patients. Mrs. Corinne Anderson, the association's registered nurse, said that all types of people are served regardless of status or age. Assisting Mrs. Anderson is Mrs. Iva Elmore, a licensed practical nurse. Visiting Nurse Association, with headquarters in City Hall, offers a broad range of services from bedside care by the hour to nursing assistance during protracted illness. The nurses are in the office 8 to 9 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m five days a week. Mrs. Anderson recalls that last year nearly 2,000 calls were made to care for 318 patients. Much of the work done by the nurses is prescribed by physicians and physicians must be kept informed of all calls that are made to homes, she stated. Fee Is Nominal A nominal fee of $2 is charged for each call, she said, but in cases where it is difficult to pay, the amount is reduced accordingly. The current operating budget, Mrs. Benton Weinberg, association treasurer, said, is about $6,500 out of which the nurses' salaries are paid. Until 1937 the work of the association was supported by individual and group memberships, solicited by the 18 members of the directorate. The association is now one of the 11 agencies of the 1963 Knox County United Fund- Red Cross Appeal, which was launched last night. Allocation to the association by the United Fund for next year is $3,600. KICKOFF UNITED FUND—Richard E. Johnson (center), Knox County United Fund president, discusses the campaign of the 1963 United Fund- Red Cross Appeal with Max Wisgerhof (left), general chairman of the campaign, and Fred R. Jolly, executive assistant of Caterpillar Tractor Co. in Peoria, who keynotcd a kickoff dinner last night at the Custer Inn attended by some 300 volunteers. The Weather Kty to Pag* » Waathvr Strip* Brown—Storm Yallow—Fair R«d—Warn Blu»—Cold Lawn-Boy Line Previewed at New York Show The 1964 line of Lawn-Boy power mowers and garden equipment, to be produced at Gale Products, was previewed for the press at a luncheon in New York Tuesday in connection with the National Hardware Show. Present from Galesburg for the showing were Harold L. Bourdon, manager of the Gale Products Division of Outboard Marine Corp.: Sam Spink, director of sales and advertising at Gale Products, and John P. Litchfield, Lawn-Boy sales manager. Principal speak er at the luncheon was William C. Scott, president of Outboard Marine Corp., the parent company of Gale Products. Production of the Lawn-Boy line was transferred here from the company's plant at Lamar, Mo., which was closed. Mower manufacture replaces the production of outboard motors at Gale Products. The division is continuing production of outboard motor parts for other divisions of OMC as well as boating accessories. NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Continued fair tonight and Thursday. A little cooler. Low tonight 48-54. High Thursday 74-80. IOWA: Generally fair tonight and Thursday. Slightly cooler west and extreme north tonight. Cooler over state Thursday. Low tonight 40 extreme northwest to 50 southeast. High Thursday lower 70s northeast to 80 southwest. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Fair and a little cooler tonight. Low lower 50s. Thursday sunny and a little cooler. High in the 70s. Northwesterly winds around 10 m.p.h. tonight and Thursday. Friday fair and mild. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Fair and a little cooler tonight and Thursday. Low tonight low 50s. High Thursday around 80. Illlnoli 5-Day Extended Foracait NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Temperatures will average near normal through Monday. The normal high is 68-74, the normal low 45-50. A little cooler Thursday. Little temperature change Friday through Monday. Precipitation will total less than .1 inch in light showers Sunday or Monday. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 76: morning's low, 54. Sky partly cloudy. (Tuesday's maximum, 81; midnight, 60.) Sun rose today at 6:56 a. m., sets at 6:42 p. m. RIVER~STAGES St. Louis— o .l rise 0.4. Beardstown—9.3 fall 0.1. Havana—5.4 fall 0.3. Peoria—11.6 fall 0.1. LaSaUe—11.0 no change. Keokuk—2.4 rise 0.1. Dubuque—6.9 no change. Davenport—3.4 no change. Burlington—7.2 fall 0.1. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! When You Need Cash, Get Your Loan Where YouJI Find Friendly Folks and a Warm WELCOME! Stop In Today and Hove a Talk With Us $•• EARL IREHM Galesburg Finance & Thrift Co. 131 5. Pr#irlt 3424810 Phone System Improved At Oneida ONEIDA - The Oneida Telephone Exchange has just completed installing new long distance trunking equipment to make ready for the cutover to direct distance dialing early next year. Oneida subscribers will be given operator identification service as soon as Intra State Telephone Co. has facilities installed and tested. The approximate date they will be ready is Feb. 1, 1964. Under the operator identification system, the subscriber will dial "116" and an operator will interrupt to take the number for billing purposes prior to connecting with the automatic timing and ticketing device. This system allows one to dial the complete number desired and be con- 1 nected with his party in a matter ( of seconds. Coinciding with the September telephone directory the project of cutting all rural lines to 4-party service was completed. Eleven miles of cable were installed in the vural area this year. Delivery of a new Onan generator capable of keeping the dial p'.ant in full power during a pow- ur failure is expected this week. State Grange Opens Parley In Galesburg Delegates from various parts of the state poured into Galesburg today for the 92nd annual convention of the Illinois Grange, which opens tonight at the Custer Inn. More than 300 members of the nation-wide organization are expected to participate in the 4- day event. Frank A. Niffenegger, state Grange master, will preside. Harry B. Caldwell, a member of the executive committee of the National Grange, will be the speaker at a kickoff banquet tonight, followed by a quartet contest in charge of Elizabeth Orr, state lecturer. Among other activities slated are the election of state officers, talent contests, displays in the juvenile, home economics and lecturer departments. The National Grange, accord ing to its state master, is the j country's oldest, largest and most effective community organization in terms of membership participation. Birth Record Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Howard, Galesburg Route 2, a boy Tuesday at 4:53 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Fucilla, 675 N. Academy St., a boy Tuesday at 10:03 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stout, Lincoln, 111., Route 2, a girl today at 12:45 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jones, Berwick, a boy today at 6:16 a.m. Born at St. Mary's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. William M. Shea, Rio, a girl Tuesday at 12:50 p.m. Wertheimer Roundup Time: 2,400 Steers Due Thursday What has been claimed to be the biggest cattle drive since 1856 was under way in southeastern Wyoming today and will end Friday in Galesburg. Cowpunchers were driving more than 2,400 yearling Hereford steers the final 12 miles of a trek from Elk Mountain to the railhead at Hanna, Wyo., to be loaded for train shipment to Wertheimer Cattle Co. at Galesburg. George Johnson, Wertheimer manager, valued the shipment at approximately $400,000. The 2,400 head of feeder cattle, averaging about 700 pounds each, will be loaded onto a special 70- car train which will travel at passenger train speed to beat the federal regulation requiring that cattle be unloaded for feed and water after 36 hours. The special train will travel over the Union Pacific Railroad from Hanna to Council Bluffs, Iowa, where it will be picked up by the Burlington Railroad for movement to Galesburg, it was reported by Eugene L. Olson, the Burlington's division freight agent. Veterans at the Burlington stockyards said they could not recall a single shipment of this size from one consignor. The consignor is State Sen. Norman Barlow, who said the big cattle drive required the services of 40 ranchers, serving without pay, and five Union Pacific vice presidents, five livestock agents and three special agents from the railroad's payroll. Barlow said it was the biggest range drive in that country in 107 years. The choice animals will be sorted as loaded and will be discharged into more than 50 pens here, Johnson said. "We'll get rid of them in a week — I hope," he added. Most of them will be sold to cattle feeders within a 100-mile radius of Galesburg, he said. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! State Family and Children's Services Office Widens Scope Extra Fine GLADS $1.00 ond $1,50 dox. MUMS All the Fill Colors 50c »nd 75c per doz. Nicely Arranged Vases. Reasonably Priced. Chos. S. Griffin Ph. 343-9976 919 Brown Ave. A new law passed by the Illinois General Assembly will enable Children and Family Services office in Galesburg to broaden its .services. The office, previously located at Galesburg State Research Hos pital, is now housed in the Lei bovitz Building on South Prairie Street. The staff has scheduled an open house Monday, Oct. 14 from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Children and Family Services of Illinois is presently administered by the Department of Mental Health, through its regional office, but under the provisions of the new law, which becomes effective Jan. l, will become a separate department. Francis R. Paule, regional director of the Peoria office of the Department of Mental Health, said the new legislation will now mean that Children and Family Services of Illinois can do more work in the area of protective services. Mrs. Zelma Dewett, UMP SHADES Washable — All Sizes Beautiful — Hand Sewn THE VIRGINIAN Across from O .T .'s child welfare supervisor of the Peoria regional office, who is in charge of the Galesburg office, said that the primary function of the organization now is placement of unfortunate children in foster care. More Counselling The Galesburg office will now do more work in prevention measures and rehabilitation. This means that staff workers will counsel with parents and-or the child in an attempt to prevent further damage to a child's personality or behavior, Paule pointed out. The new legislation, he said, will permit assistance to children of both veterans and non-veterans. Before, the agency had primarily administered to rhe needs of dependent and neglected children of veteran". In addition to this, the legislation will enable the Galesburg office to expand its services throughout its four- county area, including Knox, Warren, Henderson and Mercer counties. This will be done by additional staff members, Mrs. Dewett explained. • Paule said that the new legislation will provide a more accurate definition of what the program is to provide. Nearly 100 children are served by the Galesburg office, Paule related. 1 Man Faces Charge of Burglary Bernard W. Coakley, 60, Arlington Hotel, was sent to the county jail today in lieu of $1,000 bond after he was charged with burglary. Coakley appeared before Police Magistrate D. Paul Nolan, and the case was continued 10 days. He is alleged to have burglarized the P and M Accessory Co., 367 E. Tompkins St., Tuesday. Police said they were called to the scene about 6:30 p.m. They found Coakley inside the shop. Some $10 was missing from the cash register, and tools valued at $396.14 were gathered by the door. Neighbor Sees Entry An eyewitness to the entry, Bill Green, 326 E. Tompkins, told police a brick wrapped in a handkerchief was used to break .he glass in the door facing Tompkins Street. He said Coakley then left, but returned several minutes later and entered the shop. In other cases before Nolan today, two truck drivers were fined $25 for not having current state decals on their vehicles. They were Henry F. Wigant of Geneseo and James A. Crist of Kewanee. Both were sent to court by authority of Illinois Commerce Commission tickets. William Holdsworth, 70, of 214 S. Acadeny St., was fined $9.45 for drunken disorderly conduct. Costs were waived in the case. In the only traffic case this morning, Rennie Smith, 2255 N. Broad St., paid $10 and costs for speeding. City and County Represented at IPA Meeting Six local officials attended the Illinois Police Association con vention in North Aurora Sunday. Approximately 500 delegates were sent to the gathering which discussed legislative problems connected with police work. Max Jones, sheriff, and Rob' ert Ericson, conservation investigator, attended from Knox County, James Foster, Robert Hig gins, John Pick and Richard Carroll represented the Galesburg Police Department. A Wedding In Your Future? Be sure to see the China and Crystal and register in our "Bridal Book." You Receive A Free Gift Toe $42-1417 Give -A -Gift WEBERS Protest Filed on Tax Judgments A railroad running through the northeast comer of Knox County requested today that half of its 1962 taxes paid in the county be refunded, and a Galesburg church asked that a possible sale of part of its property for delinquent taxes be denied. Both were filed with Samuel H. Hinchman, county clerk, in anticipation of -applications for judgment arid order of sale which will be filed later today by Carl T. Goethe, county treasure. Judgment will be taken Monday, which allows five days between the treasurer's filings and the hearings in Knox County Court. ' The objections were entered pri or to the treasurer's filing on the basis of the two parties' knowing what their 1962 taxes were. Calvary Assembly of God Church filed its objection Tuesday afternoon, and the Chicago, Rock Is land and Pacific Railroad turred its objection in this morning. The church says four tracts of land it owns are exempt from taxation by Illinois statute be cause the land is used only for religious purposes. The lots are lo cated west of Kellogg Street and north of Grove Street, where the church is finishing a new build ing. Two of the tracts were obtain ed from Weldon and Ethel Marie Weldon Nov. 1, I960, and the other two from them on Jan. 19, 1961. The object] states that the church is a religious corporation, and that the property has been used for religious purposes only. Ser-'-es Sunday Rev. H. J. Walterman Jr., paste- the church, said services will be held in ''a new building this Sunday, and work will be completed within the next two mon'hs. The wo"k, under way 2 x k years, is being done primarily by membe., of the congregation. Other gatherings such as dinners and men's fellowship have already been held on the property, the Rev. Mr. Walterman said. The total amount of taxes on the four tracts amounts to $557.26. Burrel Barash is the attorney for the church. The railroad, which crosses the northeast corner of Lynn Township, entered a protest to taxes amounting to $' n <53.59. The money was divided between Knox County, $115.12; Lynn Township, $177.66; School District 13, $73.69; School District 68, $68.80; School District 224, $583.53; Galva Ffre Protection District, $39.23, and LaFayette Fife Protection District, $5.56. Protests Valuation Basis The railroad, represented by Paul A. Cushman of Kewanee, says that the Illinois Department of Revenue assessed the railroad property in the state at 100 per cent of full, fair cash value ($49,900,000), and the railroad paid taxes on the full assessment. But the objection charges that property assessed locally in Knox County was assessed at less than 55 per cent oi full value. This puts an unfair burden on the railroad, the corporation contends. Thus it requested that the county treasurer's application for judgment be denied, and asks the court to determine the correct amount to be paid to the various taxing bodies within the county. It also asks that the treasurer be ordered to refund the $1,063.59 paid under protest. Knox Professor At Parley on Latin America Dr. John A. Houston, chairman of the department of political science and international relations at Knox College, will participate in an adult education conference on Latin America at Muncie, Ind., Oct. 4-5, the college said today. Sponsored by Indiana University and Ball State Teachers College, the conference will feature a discussion of the contemporary scene in Latin America by a joint panel comprised of Houston, an economist, an anthropologist and a geographer. Particular attention will be paid during the discussion to the "Alliance for Progress" in Latin America. Houston has been a member of the Knox faculty since 1954. 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