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Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, October 3, 1963
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Army Overthrows Government In Honduras TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (UPI) — The armed forces today deposed President Ramon Villeda Morales and seized power. Heavy fighting followed and there were reports of "many" dead and wounded. Military leaders ordered a 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew and instructed residents re 2 Golesburg Register-Moil, Golesburg, III. Thursday, Oct. 3, 1963 Hearing Set On Highway Improvements Public hearing on location's and improvements of III. 41 and 111. 116 in Knox and Fulton counties has been scheduled by the Illinois Division of Highways for Oct. 23 in London Mills. Under consideration will be the segment of 111. 41 from the southern city limits of Abingdon to just north of the intersection with 111. 116 at St. Augustine. The second route is 111. 116 from the St. Augustine intersection east 14 miles to the intersection with 111 97 south of Rapatee. Two relocations on 111. 116 are proposed. The first is on the south side of a curve one-half mile east of the Hermon blacktop road, and the second is on the north side of a curve at the Spoon River at the western edge of London Mills. No other relo cations are contemplated, offi cials said. A map and partly completed plans may be viewed at the Division of Highways district office in Peoria. The map, which shows the proposed improvements, will also be on display at the hearing, Personnel from the Peoria office will attend the hearing to discuss any problems that arise. Francis S. Lorenz, director of the Department of Public Works and Buildings, has invited all interested individuals to attend. The hearing will begin at 3 p.m. in the gymnasium of the London Mills School. Chamber Maps Coordination Conference Galesburg Chamber of Commerce will undertake the organ ization of a "community plan ning conference" in the interest of coordinating public activities. At its monthly meeting Tuesday night at the Custer Inn, the Chamber board discussed confusion and frustrations which can result from uncoordinated action and cited the planning conference as a possible solution. To be in vited to the meeting are representatives of the various taxing bodies in Knox County as well as other organizations interested in public affairs. A factor which reportedly prompted the move was the possibility of three tax referendums coming up at about the same time. Proposals have been made for referendums on instituting a city forestry tax to raise funds for tree removal, an increase in the District 205 educational tax rate, and a bond issue to build a new Knox County Nursing Home. George Warren, manager of the Chamber, said the purpose of the conference would be to exchange information on the long-range plans of public bodies. Plan Suggestion Boxes Also last night the board voted to establish suggestion boxes in the business district and other busy locations for citizens to deposit comments and criticisms concerning community affairs. In other business, the Chamber board heard reports from the organization's division chairmen, set Oct. 21 for an open house at the Chamber's renovated headquarters at 54 S. Kellogg St. and named members of a nominating .committee. ' ' v 'Members of the nominating committee are Sidney Koons, Clarence Augustson, Norton Rider, Stanley Hinman, R. F. Gonyo, Phillip Lass and Sam Shatsky. They are to nominate a slate of 12 candidates, from which the Chamber membership will select eight and the board will select two next January. Rev. Constant Johnson, new pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, was last night's clergy- main in their homes. The civil guard and all armed civilian groups were placed under military control. Civilians with arms and munitions in their possession were ordered to turn them in immediately to the nearest army post. An Army communique from the 3rd Military Zone said Villeda Morales was overthrown to put a halt to "restlessness and an archy" in the country and halt "flagrant violations of the con stitution and obvious communist infiltration." Second in Eight Days It was the second military coup against a constitutional government in Latin America in eight days. The Dominican regime o President Juan Bosch was top pled last week. Villeda Morales was deposed just 10 days short of completing six - year mandate. General elec tions for his successor were scheduled for a week from next Sunday. Sharp clashes were reported between revolting troops and civil guardsmen defending Villeda Morales. Shooting was frequent in the streets many hours after the coup. In addition to the shooting in Tegucigalpa, "various disorders' were reported in the north coast port towns of San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Tela and Progreso. (In Wasliington, the State De partment said the embassy in Tegucigalpa had informed it military coup was "in full swing" in Honduras, but that the outcome was "not yet known." Distillers Say Record Sum to Be Expended CHICAGO (UPD-Illinois residents will spend a record $130,374,000 on liquor this coming holiday season, Schenley Distillers Co. said today. : •' Stanley B. Giraitis, executive vice president, predicted the record spending. He said the Chicago area will spend $52,757,000. About $164,866,000 will be spent on distilled spirits in the city this year, Giraitis added. man. guest. He reported that his church, which has a membership of more than 1,700 and an annual budget of some $80,000, is studying remodeling plans. SYLVANIA... Color Television Man Jailed On Charge of Non-Support Wayne Branson, 34, of Caledonia Route 1, was sentenced today to six months at the state penal farm at Vandalia for non support of his wife and three children. State's Atty. Donald C. Woolsey told Knox County Court Judge Daniel J. Roberts that Branson was under court order to pay $15 per week support, but that record^ show mthing ftadtkeen jSeid since August 1961. Robert Crouch, 19, 1608 Rock Island Ave.; was placed on probation for one year to Ted Stewart at the YMCA until Crouch reaches age 21. He had entered a plea of guilty to a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor child. He was also assessed a fine of $150 and was given six months to pay. Wayne L. Staats, 35-, Plaza Hotel, was sentenced to six months at the state farm after he plead cd guilty to two charges. They were criminal trespass of a motor vehicle and theft under $150 He had entered a plea for probation Monday, but Sheriff Max Jones said the man had not fin ished paying a fine for an earlier violation. John F. Crosby, 31, address unlisted, was fined $150 and costs after he pleaded guilty to reckless driving. The alleged viola tion occurred June 16, 1963, on Hi. 41 as Crosby was driving back to Galesburg. Jesse J. Parcel, 32, 1253 Ar cadia Dr., was placed on probation for one year after he pleaded guilty to a charge of battery Judge Roberts granted Parcel the privilege of leaving the state for employment purposes. Wool sey said the man had struck his wife during a dispute. Donor Gives* 73rd Pint Of Blood Paul Timmons, 1071 N, Seminary St., donated his 73rd pint of blood Wednesday at the Knox County Regional Blood Center. Timmons was among the 180 donors who showed up at the center and contributed 168 pints of blood. He remains the county's top donor. Mrs. Rivers Sullivan, administrator, expressed gratitude to the 26 Knox College students who registered to donate blood. The bloodmobile will be in Williams field Oct. 9 with Mrs. J. B. Bron ny, Mrs. William Cole, Mrs. Jer ry Jacobson and Mrs. Mildred Reed in charge. Headquarters will be at the American Legion Hall between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. With Wednesday's donations, the Eight Gallon Club now totals 10 members, including Don Breit weiser, 817 Williams St. as the newest member. Four Gallon Club members norv total 268 with Fred Stegall, 820 WiUard St. a new member. Mrs. Geraldine Swanson, 483 N. Chambers St., joined the Three Gallon Club while Robert F. Collier, 2132 McMaster St Robert Applegreen, 220 Walnut St., and Dale L. Johnson, Rio, all joined the Two Gallon Club. New One Gallon Club members are Bill Adams, 457 Clark St., Bernard R. Carr, 560 S. West St., Mrs. Wanda Higgins, 169 N, Whitesboro St., Mrs. Velma Skillman, 700 Arnold St., Mrs. Lor raine Helvick, 1087 N. West St. Old Records Bare By ROBERT LeMAY Justice moved swiftly in Henderson County during the early 1840s when Stephen A. Douglas came to Oquawka, and the early records of the county prove it. Douglas was the judge of the Henderson County Circuit Court, then in the fifth judicial circuit, from 1841 to 1843. Court was ' Enjoy the natural look in Color TV by Sylvania. The Industry's most advanced circuitry plus out front sound, high-gain Tuner, 21"*(meas. diag.) Bonded Picture Tube, Pre-sat Fine Tuning. Contemporary design, grain finished to match walnut or mahog- in «ny furniture. •260 square inches of viewing tree TV ond APPLIANCES (Formerly Bill 's Appliance) GENE'S 18 Public Square Dial 343*6117 Disabled Vets Tag Day Set Forget-me-not-day, fund-raising project of the Disabled American Veterans, will be held Saturday throughout the Galesburg area. Two high school groups will aid in the project, according to Charles Lawrence, adjutant of the Robert W. Hardy Chapter of the DAV. The Future Homemakers of America, under the direction of Miss Ruth Schwartz, and the Girls Service League, under the direction of Miss Sylvia Ilyin, will be{•in Ihe sale of forget-me-nots Friday cw ing and continue all day Saturday, according to Lawrence. The fund-raising operation is scheduled annually to coincide with the annual observance of National Employ the Handicapped Week, this year Oct. 6-12. Attorney's Damage Suit Dismissed A damage suit against two Galesburg attorneys, Kenneth J Peel and Dale F. Ruedig Jr., was dismissed today in Knox County Circuit Court. The suit was brought by Lawrence Stickell, former local attorney, and he also named David Shanks, a Monmouth attorney. Stickell asked for damages totaling $600,000 from the three. Shanks did not appear in court today, and Judge Keith Scott could not dismiss the suit against Shanks. In his suit Stickell alleged that hJ«''good name, fame and credit" were injured, and that he was brought into "public disgrace, infamy and scandal" by the actions of the three defendants. It was filed July 31. Stickell asked the court to find that malice was the basic issue of the defendants' actions. He said that the defendants persuaded Judge Daniel J. Roberts, Knox County judge, to compel Stickell to appear in person in court and to post a surety bond when none was required by the terms of the will left by Clara Beacham Swanson. At the time, Stickell was executor for the estate. Represented Beneficiaries Ruedig was attorney for Knox College, a beneficiary in the Swanson will, and Shanks was attorney for First Christian Church of Monmouth, also a beneficiary. Peel was attorney for several other unnamed heirs to the Swanson estate. Stickell did not appear on his own behalf today, although receipt of a certified letter as to the proceedings was shown, stating that David K. Anderson of Waukegan, Stickell's attorney, had received the letter. Peel and Ruedig said that the suit failed to set forth any facts and consisted only of a series of conclusion by Stickell. They denied Stickell's allegation of defamatory statements. held in Oquawka usually in October and May, and the present circuit clerk, Edward ft. Scharf of Stronghurst, has the records, the first in the county. Douglas obviously was a hard worker. Court opened at 8 am six days a week until the term ended. He speeded cases along, as evidenced by one Saturday's proceedings in October 1841. On this day 12 cases were heard, apparently by a jury; then the jury was discharged, but "The Little Giant" stayed on the bench to hear six more cases. Records are a bit sketchy, and it is difficult to decipher the hand writing. It was done in script with great flourishes and shading. Ten minutes of concentrated study at the pages brings water to the eyes. But enough can be made out to realize that the problems law enforcement officials faced in those days were very similar to those today. Crimes noted for the Oc tober 1842 term include adultery, larceny, malicious mischief, assault with intent to commit murder, resisting an officer, indebt edness and bastardy. The culprit in the last category was found guilty and ordered to pay $50 a year for seven years, and to post bond to insure payment. An entry several years later noted that the bond was Have You Heard That Mrs. J, F. Weaver, 184 Duffield Ave., has returned from Myrtle Creek, Ore., where she visited her sister, Mrs. Elmira DeVoe and family. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! 'Quick Take' Employed for Expressway The state was given immediate title today to two tracts of land northeast of Galesburg involved in right-of-way for construction of Interstate 74. Judge Keith Scott signed the "quick take" requests in Knox County Circuit Court, and two more'Jremain^to be acted Upon The land transferred to. the state today was owned by the Catholic Diocese of Peoria (7.93 acres), and DuWayne R. Johnson (6.8 acres). The diocese was given $29,100 for its land, and Johnson was awarded $9,200, in eluding $100 for a temporary easement for relocation of driveway. The action allows the state to proceed with letting contracts for the work, which Mrs. Marjorie Schneider, special assistant attorney general for land acquisitions, said has been scheduled for Nov. 1. The diocese and Johnson can ask for a trial by jury to deter* mine the total amount of money to be paid by the state. Still to be decided is title to land owned by Charles E. Hinckley and Amelia Scharfenberg. confiscated because the payments were not all made. These original county records also relate that two men were indicted for selling liquor In less quantity than one quart. They entered a plea of guilty and were fined $10. In another case a petit juror "being called in open court came not. Whereupon it is ordered by the court that the defendant be fined in the sum of S5 for contempt." In still another case Luke Palmer won a judgment of one cent <plus costs) against Millman Babcock, but the basis of the suit is not given. . Apparently Douglas did not believe in lengthy continuances. In a damage suit, the parties asked for a continuance, and received it—urftil "next day at 9 o'clock A.M." The judge's docket, which coincides in years with the actual court record, is an interesting document. Here is where the swiftness of justice can readily be noted. Day after day notations such as: "Abraham Sneed vs. John B. Courtney — issue — jury sworn—trial—verdict 'not guilty' —motion for new trial overruled" can be seen. In another case a jury of six men was used "by agreement," the case heard, verdict reached, damages awarded and motion for new trial quashed. This was just one of a half-dozen cases that day. But Douglas apparently knew his business and the temper of the people. A Samuel E. Green won a change of venue to Sangamon County Circuit Court Oct. 30, 1841, "clerk to provide transcript and proceedings together with defendant." The crime was not listed. In serious cases, Douglas did grant continuances until the next term of court, which should dispel any idea that he was interested only in getting finished with the cases. His signature appears in many KEEPS TREASURE UNDER LOCK AND KEY — Edward R. Scharf, Henderson County Circuit Court clerk, keeps the first judges docket of the court in a safe at the courthouse in Oquawka. This docket, dating from 1841, contains the signature of Stephen A. Douglas, who was circuit judge there from 1841 to IMS. It is kept in the safe because souvenir seekers were tearing out pages. places in the judge's docket, and his entries were made, sometimes with a small scrawl, as though he were a tired man, at other times with a flourish as though he were happy to be finished. Douglas resigned his position as circuit judge in 1843, sometime after the fall term in Oquawka, to take his seat in Congress representing the 5th Congressional District. One item of interest is then noted. All during Douglas' tenure, a pro tern state's attorney appeared. Two were John S. Pollock and Henry L. Bryant, hometowns unlisted. But when Jesse Thomas took the bench after Douglas, the elected state's attorney, William Elliott, "made the circuit with the judge." The sheriff in the county, William D. Henderson, and his deputies and constables were always paid one dollar per day of service with 'the court. Salary of the other court officers is not listed. Scharf, the present clerk, keeps the judge's docket under lock and ky in the courthouse, and remains close by when anyone looks through it or the court record of that time. Many individuals have torn pages from the docket, probably as souvenirs. But Scharf is understandably proud of these records, the first in the county. Although they are difficult to read, they give an insight to one of Abraham Lincoln's most worthy opponents. IF YOU ARE BETWEEN 40 ft 65 YEARS AND NOT WORKING CALL 342-0823 Between 7 and 8 P.M. Thursday Evening 3 SALESMEN WANTED The Weather Key to Page t Weather Strip* Brown—Storm Yellow-Fair Rad-Waur. •lua— Cold NORTHEIW ILLINOIS: Con tinued fine weather through Fri day. Warmer again Friday. Low tonight in the 40e. High Friday 77-83. IOWA: Generally fair tonight and Friday. Cooler in southeast tonight, a little warmer in north and west Friday. Low tonight in the 40s. High Friday in middle 70s in southeast to 80s In extreme northwest. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Continued fine dry fall weather through Friday. Cool tonight, low upper 40s. High Friday lower 80s. Light and variable winds tonight and southerly 10-15 m.p.h. Friday. Saturday, fair and mild. GALESBURG ANT" VICINITY: Continued fine fall weather through Friday. Warmer again Friday. Low tonight in the mid 40s. High Friday lower 80s. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 70; morning's low, 45. Sky clear wind out of tne north - northwest. (Wednesday's maximum, 86; midnight, 82.) SUn rose today at 6:57 a. m., sets at 6:40 p. m. Humidity, 50%. NOW OPEN — THE EVERGREENS 1188 W. Main St., Galesburg. 111. A State Licensed she liar care home (or ambulatory men and women. Reasonable rate*, good care, well balanced meals. Tat appointment Phone M2-3341. Mrs. Grace E. Zugg, operator. Galesburg Amusement Park (KNOWN AS KIDDIE LAND) Silver Dollar Weekend 1 Silver Dollar gets you 2 dollars worth of tickets. - OPEN FRIDAY NIGHT 7 P.M. SATURDAY NIGHT 7 P.M. SUNDAY % P.M. 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