Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on October 2, 1963 · Page 4
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Public Invited to Inspect rsing (Solesbura fteo ;tster*Moit, Gdfesbute, HI. Wedriesdoy, Oef. 2, 1963 3. ANTIQUATED NURSING HOME—Above Is * partial view Of the KMX County Nursing Home at Knoxvllle, which has been declared Antiquated and Inadequate by the state. One part of the building is 103 years old, and unless Improvements are made by 1M5, the state has threatened to remove the patients, now totaling 1M. An open house will be held Sunday at the nursing home to enable residents to get a first hand look at the building and facilities used by some 75 employes. September Building Permit Total $139,920; Under 1962 September construction in Galesburg lagged considerably behind the previous month and was less than the value registered in the same month last year. Building Inspector Oscar Hutmacher's monthly report issued this morning showed a declared value of $139,920, in basic construction permits issued in September compared with $473,285, in August and $265,765 in September, 1962. The drop was mainly due to the lack of sizable projects in the miscellaneous building permits section, he said. Value of permits for construction of homes in Galesburg topped all other sections this month. Seven permits valued at $96,000 were issued in this category. These included to M. E. Gardener, 1192 Park View Road, $15,000, Ben Sandberg, 939 Jeffer- Kerner Sees Potential in Crime Board SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - Gov. Otto Kerner today said the Illinois Crime Commission "has great possibilities, particularly if it does its job objectively and son St., $16,000; L. W. Schwarz, without political considerations 453 N> Pleasant Ave., $17,000: Weller Home Construction Co., 1380 Garden Lane, $6,000; and one at 1749 Meadow Drive, $5,500; Ray O'Bryant, Hackberry Road, $13,500; and Felix Bengtson, N. Academy Stteet, $23,000. House Additions there were five permits valued at $6,000 in house additions. These went to Gale Franklin, 1715 Willaid St., $500; J. M. Howland, 1391 Day St., $500; Carl Nystrom & Son, 901 Bateman St., $1,000; Ben Sandberg, 497 Arnold St., $2,000; and Kirk Lumber Co., 848 N. Broad St., $2,000. Miscellaneous Division Butler Manufacturing Co., 1020 S. Henderson St., topped two other permits in value in the miscellaneous division. It applied for a $15,000 permit to build a metal storage shed. Dr. Dale Glendenning, 672 W. Main St., applied for a permit to construct aVi office addition, $9,300; and Louis Nyman, 126 S. Farnham St., $100 for a storage building. Garage Permits Seventeen permits valued at $13,520 wefe issued for construction of garages. Receiving them were E. E. Sundberg, 1735 Indiana Dr., $700; D. L. Hill, Sheldon Street, $1,200; C. H. Forsythe, 531 Jefferson St., $1,000; C. E. Mills, 836 S. Henderson St., $700; Bullock Construction Co., 1551 Harrison St., $1,200, one at 1468 Clark St., $1,200, one at 2033 Newcomer Dr., $1,300; one at 52 Arnold St., $1,270, and one at 365 Illinois Ave,, $1,200; Knox County Oil Co., 1701 Monmouth Blvd., $400; William Polillo, 478 Sixth Ave., $700; R. Patterson, 998 Dayton St., $200; Cecil Criser, 1345 Willard St., $300; Ruth Freeman, 975 S. Chambers St., $800; William H. Mast & Sons, 375 Division St., $1,000; Roy E. Barton, 584 E. Grove St., $50; and E. W. Royer, 791 E. Knox St., $300. Fined for Speeding ALPHA - Gerald D. Davis, 41, of Knoxville, was brought into police magistrate court of George W. Kelly, Alpha, Tuesday, on a speeding charge. He was fined $10 and costs. Arrest was by state troopers. READ THE WANT ADS! He said the commission will be able to serve as a "backstop" to local law enforcement agencies. Kerner said the ultimate goal of the Crime Commission and of other similar efforts is "a state free of organized crime and corruption." Cites Liquor Group He pointed to the work of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission, "which has handed me down more than 18 times as many revocations and suspensions of liquor licenses as previous commissions, for such violations as gambling and selling liquor to minors." "Another area where we have stepped up enforcement is at the horse race tracks," said Kerner. He said the recently formed state Bureau of Race Track Police has "one mission—to fight crime." The governor also pointed to the investigations which have uncovered irregularities in a number of State Police districts, "The great majority of our state policemen are honest," Kerner said. "We owe it to them and to the public to weed out those pockets of dishonesty. That we are doing." Week's Traffic Toll in State Totals Fifty SPRINGFIELD (UPD-The Illinois Division of Traffic Safety reported Tuesday that 51 persons were killed on Illinois highways last week. The deaths bring the year's total to 1,422 fatalities, .111 more than the total at this time last year. Fifteen persons were killed in one-vehicle accidents last week, 27 in two-vehicle accidents, two in train accidents, one in a three- car accident, and six pedestrians. There were 15 deaths in Cook County; four each in Macon and Madison counties; three each in Hardin and St. Clair counties; two e.ach in Mercer, Sangamon and Whiteside counties; and one each in the counties of Bureau, Cass, Coles, Crawford, Edwards, Iroquois, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, Livingston, Marion, Monroe, Peoria, Piatt and Washington. Big Bruiser Battery operated wrecker truck with || £|| damaged truck. | 3 LAV-IT-AWAY Kiddie Korner "ON THE SQUARE' GALESBURG An open house will be held Sunday at the Knox County Nursing Home to acquaint residents with the century-old facility now threatened with closing. Visitors will have an opportunity to meet with some of the 126 patients there and participate in guided tours from 1 to 5 p.m. Decision to acquaint the public with conditions at the nursing home came after the Knox County Board of Supervisors was notified by the state that the home fails to meet minimum standards and will be disapproved for state patients unless conditions are changed by 1965. Of the 120 patients, 100 are paid for by the state. "We would like for residents to come out and see conditions we work in and the facilities we have available. We would like them to talk to patients and get their impressions," said Mrs. Pearl Young, nursing home superintendent. The present home, part of which was built in 1860, has been declared antiquated and inadequate by the state. If a new home cannot be made available by deadline, or expensive improvements made, the county has ne choice but to get out of the nursing home business, according to Ralph Anderson, chairman of the Board of Supervisors Nursing Home Committee. . The committee, along with a 60- member citizens group named by the supervisors, has been study mg ways to eope with the situation. Already declared as not economically wise is the possibility of renovating the present building. "Costs would be prohibitive and by 1990 the building would face condemnation again," stated Mrs. Young. Robert ft. Cunningham, head of the nursing home section of the Illinois Department of Health, is in apparent agreement. "The building has served its useful life," he has said. "Even if the entire interior of the building were renovated or replaced with new construction, the condition of the exterior walls is such that it would be unwise expenditure of money." FFA Chapter Adds Members Thirteen members were initiated as Greenhands into the Galesburg High School chapter of the FFA Monday night. They are George Anderson, Dan Murphy, Lee Lucas, John Squire, Jan Squire, Terry Johnson, Larry Johnson, Bill Gladfalter, Dave Stegal, John Sherwood, John Partin, Jim Powell and Connie Brandon. New greenhands served rest of the chapter a potluck supper. The chapter will sell rat poisoning. Information was distributed on the corn pickers safety campaign of the chapter. Safety material will be distributed to local farmers. Near Wins First At Iowa Show A first-place award was won by John Near, riding the walk-trot mare Highland Princess, of Highland Stables, northeast of Galesburg, in the horse show of the 1963 National Dairy Congress, Saturday at Waterloo, Iowa. There were 18 entries in the youth class for three-g a i t e d horses. The reserve award went to Ramsey Swanson of Omaha and third place to Rita Ridenger of Minneapolis. O.T< - *.?>x,*-4 \ NOMOWnMEMMMfM EVER! WITH new super-dry anti-perspirant Wear what you want •nd forget about the worrisome problem of perspiration atainal New Suptr*Dry Anti* P«r«pirant made by Ev«r*Dry contain* two active ingrtdi* •nt» that effectively check perspiration. Protect* you around' the clock... and than «ome. A three to four month 1 * supply, $3 plus te*. The citizens committee reeom* mendation was to erect a hew home near the present building. Disagreeing with the site recommendation was the Knox County Medical Society, which claims that a nursing home would be more functional near a general hospital in Galesburg. The countywide citizens committee has also recommended that the board of supervisors call a referendum next April to vote on a bond issue for construction of a 200-bed nursing home, cost of which has been tentatively estimated at $1.8 million. Mrs. Young said "it is pretty well decided" that a referendum will be held although the supervisors have yet ti make it official. BLACKTOPP1NG PUBLIC SQUARE - Crews from Gunther Construction Co., and the city public works department began blacktopping the street around Public Square this morning. A new look is expected to prevail In that area of down­ town Galesburg in a matter of days. The project, which includes some curb work, will cost approximately $28,300 and is financed by Motor Fuel Tax funds. (Register-Mail photo by Dale Humph- m "•"in. RCAVICTOR WEEK LINDSTROM'S SAYS: Its ASmash Hit in See the World Series on RCAVICTOR NewKsta IMMEDIATE DELIVERY t it Big 265 sq. In. 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