Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on October 4, 1963 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, October 4, 1963
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2 Golesburo Register-Mqil, Gotesburg, Fridoy, Oct 4, 1963 Civil Rights Suit Seeks to Block Construction Job CHICAGO (AP) — A motion to dismiss a civil rights Suit for three young Negroes asking that they be hired on a new courthouse project or have construction stopped has been denied in U. S. District Court. Judge William J. Campbell, in a hearing Thursday, scheduled the case for trial beginning Monday. He said he might reconsider the motion to dismiss after he had heard more evidence. Hie plaintiffs seek an injunction halting construction on the 30* State Lifts Licenses Of Drivers story federal courthouse being built in the Loop unless they are hired as apprentice ironworkers on the $45 million project. A request by plaintiffs counsel to add as defendants Alvin Dost, regional director of the Depart ment of Labor's apprentice bureau, and the Chicago Board of Education was granted by Judge Campbell. An attorney for the laborers, William R. Ming, said the bureau should be included as a defendant because federal funds are used in the Ironworkers apprenticeship, managed locally by the school board. Bias Prohibited Drivers licenses of two Galesburg men were revoked this week by Secretary of State Charles F. Carpentier. The men were Berwyn D. Andrews, .89 N. Prairie St., and Gary A. Mercer, 1470 N. West St Their licenses were revoked for driving while intoxicated. Two licenses were suspended for various violations. Marilyn Kincaid of little York Route 1 lost her driving privileges after three violations within a year and Wilfred D. Porter of Alexis Route 2 had his license suspend ed for driving while license or permit had been revoked or suspended. Carpentier ordered three probationary permits issued to area drivers. They went to Raymond D. Loso, 519 E. Main St., Henry F. Wigant of Geneseo, and Roger K. Yerkey of Viola Route 1. State Total 211 Statewide revocations totaled 211 for the past week. Driving while intoxicated Was the main cause with 174. Other reasons listed were: leaving scene of accident, 2; drag racing, 6; three offenses in one year, 7; caused or contributed to accident resulting in death or injury, 2; fraudulent use of license, 10; displayed license not issued to him, 6; examination obtained falsely, 4, and In an appeara ri ce he ar- dnving white license or permit Rued that the plaintiffs wanted suspended or revoked, 1. . <to be iumped over » i 48 white men who have been waiting long- The suit was brought last month under provisions of President Kennedy's 1961 order forbidding racial discrimination in hiring on federal projects. The plaintiffs are Michael Coch- rln, 20, James Hill, 21, and Ronald Todd, 22, all of Chicago. About 20 per cent of the 825 men employed on the project are Negroes. They are members of unions other than the Ironworkers Union, Local 1, chief defendant in the suit. Other defendants are Bethlehem Steel Co., a subcontractor; Chris Paschen Construction Corp., general contractor; Dominic Tesauro, regional director of the General Services Administration; the Joint Apprenticeship Committee of the Steelworkers of Chicago; Peter Kiewit and Sons Co., a contractor; and the Ironworkers District Council of Chicago. An attorney for the Ironworkers ocal, in seeking dismissal of the suit Thursday, contended the three laborers were opportunists. Under the guise of seeking equal protection of the law, they actually want special privileges," Bernard Mammet argued Cut Ordered On Macomb Water Usage MACOMB, 111. (UPI)-A formal "state of emergency" was In effect in this western Illinois college town today because of steadily dwindling water supplies, The city ordered sweeping restrictions on the use of water. Mayor William Ward, with the unanimous backing of the city council, declared the emergency at a special session Thursday night. The aldermen voted to put water restrictions into effect immediately. The order bans lawn sprinkling; washing cars, driveways or walks; watering vegetable or flower gardens, shrubs, trees or golf course greens, except for commercial greenhouses or gardens; and the use of air conditioning equipment requiring fresh water. Consumption Increased The city itself is prohibited from using water for swimming pools or for street flushing in connection with improvement and repair projects. No restrictions on drinking water were imposed. Ward said consumption of water has increased by 200,000 gallons a day since the start of fall classes at Western Illinois University. He said he has looked into plans for hauling water into the town by rail. The water shortage was caused by an absence of rain and the steady drop in the water level of Spring Lake Reservoir, Ward said. The city council authorized up to $2,000 for a special project to uncover natural springs on the bottom of the lake. Springs uncovered in a dredging operation several years ago filled the lake during a drought. United Fund Red Cro%$ Appeal (One of a series ea (he 11 agencies supported by United Fund) Three offenses within a year caused 623 suspensions. Other reasons listed were: violated license restriction, 10; caused or contributed to accident resulting in death or injury, 10; fraudulent use of license, 3; driving while intoxicated, 9; displayed license not issued to him, 1; convicted of offense while holding a restricted driving permit, 5; and driving while license or permit were suspended or revoked, 9. Mandatory provisions of the law applied in 138 cases, and discretionary action was taken in 743. er on the apprenticeship waiting list Birth Record Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Westerdale, Altona, a girl Thursday at 11:46 p.m. Born at St. Mary's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Roy L. Mast, 231 Belt Blvd., a boy Thursday at 3:08 p.m. READ THE WANT ADS! OPEN 9 A.M .^j CLOSE 9 P.M. OSCO The Weather K*r to P«g* i WMMIM Strip* Brown—Storm Yellow—Fair Hod— Wans Bin*—Cold NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Fair and i little warmer tonight and Saturday. Low tonight 46-53. High Saturday 75-82. IOWA: Generally fair and warmer tonight. Saturday partly cloudy, cooler north portion. Low tonight in the 50s. High Saturday near 70 north to 80s south. CHICAGO AND VIC1JSITV: Fair and cool tonight. Low lower 50s. Saturday fair and warm. High near 80. Light southerly winds tonight and south to southwest 12-20 m.p.h. Saturday. Sunday fair and mild. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Fair and a little warmer tonight and Saturday. Low tonight around 50s. High Saturday near 80. Illinoii 5-Day Extended Forecast NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Temperatures will average 3-5 degrees above normal. Normal highs, 65-70. Normal lows, 43-47. Warmer Saturday. Little temperature change Sunday through Wednesday. Little or no precipitation is indicated. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, (18; morning's low, 49. Sky mostly clear, wind out of the south. (Thursday's maximum, 81; midnight, 55.) Sun rose today at 6:58 a. m., sets at 6:39 p. m. Humidity, 56%. RIVER~STAGES Beardstown—9.4 rise 0.1. Havana—5.4 no change. Peoria—11.8 no change. LaSalle—10.5 fall 0.1. Grafton—14.8 fall 0.2. Keokuk—2.1 fall 0.1. Dubuque—7.2 rise 0.2. Davenport—3.6 rise 0.2. Burlington—7.1 no change. Four Fined For Traffic Violations Four persons were fined on traffic counts this morning in Police Magistrate Court. They included Dollie Lowry, 279 N. Whitesboro St., $10 and costs for failure to yield right of way, Earl W. Hayes, 1893 Newcomer Dr., $10 and costs on the same charge; Albert A. Simpson of Davenport, $10 and costs for speeding, and David H. Morse of Gilson, $5 and costs for improper passing and lane usage. An Adventure In Good Eating SUNDAY Roast Turkey and Dressing with Cranberry Sauce $ 1.20 Choice of salad, whipped potatoes & gravy, creamed peas, dessert, hot rolls and butter, coffee, tea or milk. Children's Portions Available OPEN SUNDAY 8 to 6 TWIN CHEFS RESTAURANT 108 f. Main St. Knox County Day Nursery Rated 'Best in Illinois' Knox County Day Nursery, one of the 11 participating agencies in the 1963 Knox County United Fund-Red Cross Appeal, has been called by Mrs. Eleanor King, the state licensing representative, "the best nursery in the state." More than 40 children from and mar Oalesburg are left each morning at the nursery, located at the corner of Prairie and South streets, and spend, the day in supervised activities. Most have only one parent, who works during the day. Knox County Day Nursery was founded 40 yean ago, and the present director is Mrs. Dorothy Wetherford. Mrs. H. L. Miller is president of the nursery board. Community Chest provided half of the funds for the operation of the nursery in previous years. The other half comes from fees paid by parents according to their ability to pay. Allocation from the United Fund this year is $6,600. Applicants Screened Children, who are carefully screened as to need, are of various races and religions, Mrs. Wetherford said, and they oftentimes forge friendships that last far beyond their nursery years. She mentioned two girls, who attended the nursery at the ages of two and four, then attended different grade schools, and are happily looking forward to attending junior high school together. Management of then ursery is in the hands of a volunteer board of directors. Mrs. Wetherford, a former teacher, is the paid director, and her staff includes several former teachers. Three women are on duty during the nursery hours from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The operating budget for 1964 is expected to be $18,350, Mrs. Wetherford said. United Fund allocation for next year is $6,500. In the three years the new building has been in use, 30 children from outside Galesburg have been cared for. They have come from rural Galesburg, Gilson, Knoxville, Abingdon, East Galesburg, Oneida, Hermon, Altona, Dahinda and Wataga. Several of the mothers work in nursing homes in the area. Comprising the board of directors for the nursery are Mrs. Miller, Mrs. H. P. Bagley, Mrs. Cloyd Rhea, Mrs. Jewel Hoagland, Mrs. Ranald Fell, Mrs. E. B. Grogan, Mrs. George H. Tucker, Mrs. Ben Nead, Mrs. Alvin Rowe, Miss Eleanor Robson, Mrs. Grant Bullis, Mrs. John Burns, Mrs. S. R. Shatsky, Miss Dorothy Hund, Mrs. W. W. Sherwood, Mrs. Kenneth Gunther, Mrs. David Vaughan and Mrs. Wellman Kerr. Knox Seeks Freshman Class of 400 Knox College plans to enroll 400 new students for the academic year of 1964-1965, according to an announcement by the director of admissions, Allan P. Christiansen. This will be 43 more than were accepted for the current year. The total student body at Knox now is 1,122. Application procedure includes filling out a form furnished by the college, a recommendation from a high school principal or counselor, results of an aptitude test, a writing sample and two achievement examinations. Rank in high school classes is only one factor considered by the Siwash admission's department. Other qualities are "desire to learn, leadership ability, curiosity about the unknown, and physical and emotional stability," Christiansen said. In the freshman class at Knox this fall, there are 163 men and 153 women students. Of this number, 96 per cent held scholastic rank in the upper half of their prep school classes, and 77.2 per cent stood in the upper quarter. Of the freshmen entering Knox this year from Illinois, 51 per cent, or 117, earned Illinois State scholarships. Knox freshmen this year came mostly from the Middle West — 249 from Middle states, 39 from New England and Middle Atlantic states, and smaller groups from the Far West, South and foreign countries. hi'iiiSiiji/iii!!!;' 1 »!, i|| i 111 GRANGE CONVENTIONEERS - Juvenile de* more, state Juvenile luoerlateudeat. Helping out trees were conferred Thursday ou young mem. li conferring degrees were (right to left) La- bers of the Illinois Grange at the group's find Vera Kladberg of Caledonia, Mrs. Paul WMIeus, annual session in Galesburg. Juveniles, «-l« of St. Jacob, Mrs. Boone Grlffen of Maseoutab years old met In the afternoon for a conference and Mrs. Silvester Neff, New Athena. (Story on conducted by Mrs. Laura Rote (right) of Syca- page 3.) Proclaims Week To Boost Jobs For Disabled Mayor Robert P. Cabeen of Galesburg officially proclaimed the week of Oct. 6-12 as National Employ The Physically Handicapped Week. He called upon industry, labor, civic, fraternal, women's, agricultural, veterans and other organizations to plan for active participation in supporting NEPH week. Employers should re-examine and re-evaluate their hiring practices, he suggested, to determine whether outmoded personnel practices are handicapping production efforts. The mayor said, "Full utilization of all of our skilled manpower will benefit the nation. Don't let handicapped thinking prevent the hiring of well-qualified workers. An individual's ability — not his disability — should be the foundation stone of an enlightened personnel program." READ THE WANT ADS! 'Y' Plans Dance For Youngsters A Bermuda sock hop for boys and girls in grades seven to 10 will be held tonight in the Teen- land Terrace Youth Center at the YMCA. A new jukebox with the latest records will be open to members and guests. Prizes will be awarded at the hop to the boy and girl who wear the loudest socks and the wierdest hairdo Guests were invited. UNCIE HARRY SAYS Meal time: When youngsters sit down to continue eating. GO WEST ANNIVERSARY SALE SPECIAL BIGELOW WAREHOUSE CARPET CLEARANCE • Most All Colors • Some Nylons • Mostly All Wools • Odds ond Ends • For Bathrooms, Dens, Hallways, Stairways. SAVE UP TO 50% £ s Nylons ft. Wools $ 4 50 ;3: "UM Wools $ 5 M ,3 No pieces larger than 9x12. OPEN MONDAY NIGHT 'TIL 9 P.M. 132 E. Simmon* St. Across from largo City Parking lot Medics Hear Expert on Human Brain Area medical men heard a once-controversial but now widely accepted authority on brain research tell of the correlations of brain activity and human behavior at a seminar in Galesburg Thursday. Lecturing at Galesburg State Research Hospital was Robert D. Heath, doctor of medicine and doctor of medical science, whose Mechanics' Net Earnings $690,000 An outstanding record for the first six-month period of the current fiscal year was experienced by the Mechanics Homestead and Loan Association, according to its president, Norton P. Rider. Net earnings, after estimated income taxes, exceeded $690,000, which is in excess of 5V* per cent of members' average investments. Of this amount, approximately $580,000 was paid to savers, at the annual rate of 4% per cent and the balance added to the reserves of the association, Rider reported. The past year has been one of exceptional growth, according to Rider, with the association showing a gain in assets of some $7,600,000 during the past 12 months. With the general economy of the Galesburg area improving, Rider said he looks for the demand for desirable loans in the immediate future to take care of the anticipated increase In savings in the association. This would mean earnings in the second half of the year at least equal to the first half. electrode studies on human subjects were once featured in a national popular magazine with varying critical results. Dr. Heath, who is now head of the department of psychiatry and neurology at Tulane University Medical School, New Orleans, was ..he first investigator to show that electrical waves from a certain area of the brain of schizophrenics differed from those of non-schizophrenics, and also that the blood of those afflicted contained a substance, probably protein, which was not present in the blood of normal subjects. This established for the first time that there are physiological differences between schizophrenics and non-schizophrenics. Questioned at first, his findings now form the basis of much of the present research in the field of mental illness. The lecture-seminar which featured Dr. Heath was a part of the training program for the staff of Research Hospital, which is one of the few institutions of its kind accredited for intern training in both psychiatry and psychology. Other Galesburg area members of the medical profession attend the seminars by invitation. Purchasers Back Senate Bill on Surplus Sale The National Institute of Governmental Purchasing this week came out in support of a Senate bill which would permit municipalities to have access to surplus government property before it is turned over for inspection by private businesses. Mike Gravino, city purchasing agent, who returned Thursday from a 4-day convention of the institute at Washington D. C, said the bill is designed to "put more value for the tax dollars." The bill is pending in the Senate, and a similar one will be introduced in the House, he said. Gravino was among 1,500 delegates from all areas of governmental purchasing who attended the annual event. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL FALL FESTIVAL SUNDAY, OCT. 6 — Noon to 8 p.m. On the School Grounds. HAM DINNER $1.00 — ICE CREAM SOCIAL Game Booths, Country Store, Doll Clothes, etc. — PUBLIC WELCOME — STEEL WINDOWS THE PERFECT PAIR STEEL DOORS • • • Guaranteed Trouble Free for 20 Years Cell or Write RUSCO FOR SPECIAL FALL SAVINGS HURRY! OFFER EXPIRES OCT. 31 No Down Payment Free Estimates 3 Yeers To Pay First Payment Dec. 1 20 Decorator Colors • Will Not Pit. Corode • Zinc Impregnated or Oxidize Steel • 10 Year Screen • Baked Epoxy Finish Warranty • Tubular Construction r"orfQRiST RUSCO "1 . 3300 Grand Avenue, Ph. 343.314a . | Yes! We are interested in your Fall Sale on Rusco | Windows ( ) Rusco Doors ( ) Please send us literature. We understand that there is no obligation on our part to buy. I NAME ADDRESS " | CITY S. STATE.. I WHY SETTLE FOR LESS! DeForest RUSCO 3300 Grand Ave. Ph. 343-3146 1

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