Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on October 3, 1963 · Page 3
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, October 3, 1963
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\ By JOHN ZAKAMAN . %t keep 'em do^irfti the farm?," a once- pojgulftf soiitf used to ask. The problem is just as important nowadays, and farm interests are working hard to preserve rural America, number*wise, and equate it* Income with the rest of the economy. At a banquet of the 92nd annual Illinois Orange in Galesburg Wednesday night, a Orange official took a look at "the farm mess" and concluded that the solution may be in compulsory controls. This could provide an answer to the essential question in agriculture: How to assure sustained abundance at reasonable prices, according to Harry B. Caldwell of Greensboro, N. C, chairman of the executive committee of the National Grange. Compulsory con- trots have worked well in North Carolina and farmers have accepted it, he told some 300 delegates from throughout Illinois assembled at the Custer Inn. "Some say such a system is not in harmony with our capitalist system, but they fail to realize it is the farmer who decides on the controls and nobody dictates it to him," he asserted. The system is the least expensive of a number 1 of suggested solutions to the farm problem, Caldwell said. Increase Size of Farms Another solution may be to leave farms in the hands of a few big corporations, each to operate a huge agricultural complex. But increasing the size of farms and reducing the number of farmers will hurt consumers who may wind up paying higher prices, said Caldwell. He criticized believers of the theory that the farmer will have no problems if he is turned loose and is allowed to balance demand and supply himself. "They fail to realize the chaos that such a solution may cause," he warned. Voluntary adjustment methods have worked well in the feed grain program, but the method is not the least expensive nor the best to meet farm problems, said Caldwell. For Family Farms Caldwell pointed out that the National Grange promotes efficient family farms, which so far have survived depressing changes e Man Eyes Farm Problems Jill 1, >' ) f b Top Five LINDSTROM'S RECORDS 1. BLUE VELVET —Bobby Vinton 2. SUGAR SHACK —Jimmy Gilmer St Fireballs 3. PAPA JOE'S —Dixiebelles 4. BUSTED —Ray Charles 5. ABILENE —George Hamilton IV . . . make your selections here, from the largest most complete stock of records in Western Illinois. LINDSTROM'S RADIO AND RECORD HEADQUARTERS FIRST IN TELEVISION NATIONAL GRANGE OFFICIALS—Presiding at the 4-day Illinois Grange convention, which opened Wednesday night at the Caster Inn, Is Frank A. Niffenegger (center) of Marengo, master of the state group. Niffenegger is shown above welcoming Harry B. Caldwell (left), chairman of the National Grange executive committe, who the main speaker at Wednesday night's was banquet. Wesley Nelson (right) of Rio Is master of the Henderson Grove Grange, host for convention. made in other sections of agricul- well said. ture. He also cited a "misconception" There are three basic reasons on the part of the public with why farmers are faced with prob- regard to subsidies. According to lems of surplus, lower prices and figures he presented, farmers re- higher costs, said Caldwell. These ceive only $5 out of every $1,000 are failure to develop bargaining paid by the federal government strength, failure to adjust to changing times and failure to agree among themselves on a unified program. Urban population is booming, and without the help of city lawmakers, legislation favorable to farmers cannot pass in Congress and in state legislatures, Caldwell said. He asserted that farming today is a business more than a way of life. An average of $20,000 is invested in each farm today, and in subsidies. The National Grange calls itself the "nation's leading rural service organization . . . seeking to improve the economic status of College Names Drive Chairman For Chicago Scott Harrod, president of Ditto, Inc., will head an October canvass increased use of machinery has \ of 2,300 Knox College alumni not helped reduce costs substantially, he said. While labor costs may be reduced through the use homes in the Clucago area seeking funds to help match a $2 million grant the school has been of machinery, the farmer's tax I promised by the Ford Foundation. rate and interest he must pay on loans have" closed the gap, Cald- Public Defender Appointed for Murder Trial William Henning, public defender, was appointed to defend Lewis Dilworth, 37, of Carbondale, who is charged with the fatal shooting of his wife last July. Knox County Circuit Judge Keith Scott made the appointment after it was shown that Dilworth, charged with murder, did not have the money to retain the attorney he had hired to represent him earlier this week. The case was continued until Oct. 14 to allow Henning time to study it. Dilworth will be arraigned on Oct. 14, and Judge Scott said he would accept whatever proper motions are entered at that time. Purpose of the Ford grant is to enable Knox to add the faculty, classrooms and living quarters necessary to serve a total enroll ment of 1,250 students by 1967. Present enrollment is 1,122. One of every four Knox alumni lives in the Chicago area, and one of every three students comes from there, the college reported. In attaining a Chicago area goal of $65,000 this year some 230 alumni volunteers will each call on 10 alumni living in their neighborhoods. A planning committee of Knox alumni assisting Harrod includes Roy C. Ingersoll, chairman of Borg-Warner Corp.; Vernon M. Welsh, partner in the law firm of Kirkland, Ellis, Hodson, Chaffetz & Masters; Bertram M. Bennett, chairman of Caspers Tin Plate Co.; Robert W. Murphy, counsel for Borg-Warner Corp.; David K. Williams, RKO-General, Inc., and Allen H. Center, vice president of Motorola, Inc. End of Season Take Home Sale! A •»• NOW UNTIL STORE CLOSES Here's your chance to get three quarts of delicious Dairy Queen Home-Pak for only a dollar! Stock your freezer during our big Take Home Sale and save! Come In today ,,, offer for limited time only, DRIRV QUEEN HHHXUON i WHY «UM> 4 MMUUM THIS Qfrfi IXPIIfS ON Ql ASOUT OCTOIfl 1*. ft with that country fresh flavor rural people and give increased opportunity for social and cultural progress." With this in mind delegates will work on resolutions to be presented Saturday at the end of the 4 -day convention. The Henderson Grove Grange, with Wesley Nelson as master, is the host for the state meeting. Nelson, an insurance salesman for the Grange, received recognition Wednesday for his sales work, and the Rio Grange received a $50 savings bond and a plaque for winning honorable mention in a community service contest conducted by the Illinois Grange. First-place in community service awards went to Shiloh Valley, St. Clair County, while Burns Grange in Henry County, Spring Creek Grange near Geneseo and County Center in Henry County received honorable mentions. : Golesbuffl R»Qister-Maii, Golesburg, Rare Violin Presented to Knox College The most valuable possession of a Knox Conservatory musician of the early 1900s—an authentic Georgius Joannes Leeb violin made in 1735 — came back to Galesburg Wednesday as a gift for the Greater Knox Fund and for the Department of Music of Knox College. The donor to Mrs. Susan England Guthrie of the Knox Class of 1804, whose home now is at 506 W. Parkway Blvd., Tempe, Ariz. The violin has been valued at $2,000. Hoping that her violin "may sing its way into many hearts at Knox College," Mrs. Guthrie sent her treasured instrument to D. Leland Swanson, 566 Hackberry Lane, the chairman of the Knox 50 Year Club's fund-raising campaign for the Knox Alumni Association. When the heavily-insured, custom-made shipping package containing the valuable violin left Arizona, Mrs. Guthrie telephoned Swanson and he phoned her back the moment it arrived safely in Galesburg. He then made personal delivery of the gift to Prof. Thos. W. Williams and Miss Bernice Winchester of the Knox music faculty. 87 on Aug. 1 Mrs. Guthrie, whose 87th birthday was observed Aug. 1, sent this message to Knox with her gift: "I will be so glad to know that my violin is fitting into the musical lives of talented students of Knox Conservatory. My dream for this Old Friend is a return to Knox for appreciative hands for future service to The Master." Susan England is a native of Maquon, but for many years her home was in Knoxville. She became an accomplished musician at Knox and decided upon a career in this field. After gradation here, she started a violin department in Tarkio, Mo., where a former Knox professor, Frederick Mueller, was conservatory director. Susan's sister, Elizabeth W. England, also a Knox alumna, taught piano in the same conservatory. After Elizabeth's death, Susan returned to her old home in Knoxville, where, tor 191 collection of the tax can start on years, she was supervisor of pub-Oct. Thursday, Oet. 3, 1 963 3 VIOLIN GIVEN TO KNOX—The Greater Knox Fund received a boost Wednesday when an authentic Georgius Joannes Leeb violin, valued at $2,M0, was donated to the college by an alumna. Mrs. Susan England Guthrie, of Tempe, Ariz., Class of 1904, gave the Instrument to the Knox College Department of Music. Examining it above are Miss Bernice Winchester and Dr. Thomas Williams of the Knox music faculty and D. Leland Swanson (right), chairman of the Knox 50 Year Club's fund-raising campaign for the Knox Alumni Association. lie school music. She also served in the same capacity in Abingdon,! Kirkwood, Oneida and Yates City public schools. She was busy conducting orchestras, choruses and pageants and "loved every' minute of these activities in and about Knox County." Her husband, Rev. S. L. Guthrie, died after only four years of married life. (He was not the late Dr. Sidney Guthrie, who was pastor of Galesburg's First Methodist Church from 1935 to 1942.) Mrs. Guthrie and her violin moved to Tempe, where she founded the Guthrie Studios of Music and Expression. There were large classes, recitals, concerts and orchestras where the teacher and violin served the Indiana Court Rules New Sales Tax Is Legal INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The State Supreme Court gave Indiana its first sales tax with a unanimous 5-0 decision that the 2 per cent levy passed by the 1963 General Assembly, is constitutional. Unless a rehearing is asked, churches, schools and music lovers of Arizona. The Leeb violin was purchased in 1906 for $500, — at a special music teacher's rate — from William Lewis and Son, Chicago dealers. It is inscribed "Georgius Jo- TB Committee Holds Session; Work Attends William M. Work attended a one-day meeting of the Illinois Tuberculosis Association Pro gram Development Committee in Springfield Tuesday. This committee has charge of outlining a set of minimum program standards for local tuber culosis associations. Work is president of the Knox County group. For Lamps - Tables Imported Gift Wares The Virginian Across from O.T.'s annes Leeb, fecit (made) in Pa- sony (Saxony), 1735." Mrs. Guthrie said she was often tempted to sell the instrument, as its value quadrupled through the years, to augment her small teacher's pension after she retired nine years ago. However, she held fast to her dream to place the violin in the music department of her alma mater. Mrs. Guthrie is a half-sister of the late George Jones, Register- Mail city elitor. SUSIE'S STEAK HOUSE KNOXVILLE Re-Opens SAT., OCT. 5 with a full menu of American and Chinese Foods. My sincere thanks to all who sent me cards, letters and flowers while I was a hospital patient and since my return. SUE T. CHIN Go First Class Go PHILLIPS 66 BILLS 66 SERVICE HOURS, Open 6 a.m. 'til 12 Midnight Phone 342-1514 GRAND AVE. & FARNHAM Hospitality Days FRIDAY, OCT. 4 and SATURDAY, OCT. 5 BILL STANCOMB Meet Bo Bo the Clown FREE! BALLOONS AND SUCKERS for the Kiddies. LIVE BROADCAST FROM OUR STATION OVER WGIl, 6:30 P.M. 'Til • P.M., FRIDAY, OCT. 4, SATURDAY, OCT. 5, 8:45 A.M. to 11:49 A.M. HURRY — LIMITED SUPPLY . . . STAN THE MAN'S HIT RECORD FOR ONLY $1.00 y

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