Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on October 4, 1963 · Page 16
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, October 4, 1963
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1 t h + Railroads Claim Half Of '62 Taxes The Burlington and Santa Fe railroads filed Thursday for return of at least 50 per cent of their taxes, amounting to $271,674.97. In the information filed, with Samuel H. Hinchman, county clerk, the railroads based their protests on two separate items- illegal or excessive rates set by taxing bodies, and a disparity between assessment of railroad property and other property in the county. In the latter category, the Burlington claims $193,861.94, and the Santa Fe wants $47,592.50 returned. Claiming illegal or excessive rates in several instances, the Burlington is asking for an aditional return of $30,122.17, and the Santa Fe seeks $196.72 more, but $92.36 of this money is also covered in the other claim. Assesses Property The difficulty arises because the Illinois Department of Revenue assesses railroad property in the entire state, then sends the figure of the property in separate counties to county officials. These assessments are based on 100 per cent of the property's full, fair cash value. All other property in the county is assessed by local officials, and the railroads claim this is ilegaly done at only half of the ful value. When a rate is levied, the railroads say they pay twice as much as they should. The Burlington is represented locally by Stuart, Neagle and West, and by R. T. Cubbage and T. G. Schuster of Chicago. The Santa Fe is represented by Floyd Stuppi, John J, Schmidt and Gus Svolos of Chicago. Two corporations with property in Galesburg also filed requests yesterday with Hinchman, asking that a pending sale of their property for delinquent 1962 taxes be denied. The two are the American Red Cross, 1640 N. Henderson St., and the Central Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church. Both cleam they are non-profit corporations. The Red Cross says its work is charitable, and the conference says its work is for religious purposes only. The 1962 taxes assessed the local Red Cross amounts to $130.84, and the taxes on the conference's parsonage at 902 Brown Ave. totals $379.46. County Treasurer Carl T. Goethe filed Wednesday asking that Knox County Judge Daniel J. Roberts enter judgment against all delinquent taxpayers, and order sale of their properties to satisfy the debt. The hearing is set for Monday. Noble Post To Entertain ! Leg ion Units Ralph M. Noble Post of the American Legion shaped plans at its regular meeting Thursday night to host two sessions of legion elements. The Galesburg unit, rated among the top 10 posts in the state, will entertain the Oct. 17 Knox County American Legion Council dinner session and the Dec. 1 15th District meeting. The annual family and Christmas party for children will be Dec. 8. Carl Hearrington, post commander, announced the paid-up membership of the post for 1964 has passed the 500 mark, exceeding the 1963 total at a corresponding time. Membership for 1963 hit 1,516. Hearrington drew attention to the 15th District meeting Sunday at Kewanee. Wayne Wilson, house chairman, announced a Halloween dancing party in the post home Oct. 31. Other activities charted by the post include membership stag nights Oct. 16 and Nov. 20 and observance of Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Authorities Hold Man on Charge On Intimidation County officials are still holding Elijah O'Neal, 494 S. Henderson St., after he was charged with intimidation Thursday night. Police arrested O'Neal after they were informed a man was on the way to the South Henderson street address to shoot a woman. O'Neal was found there, and when police entered the house, found a shotgun and several shells. O'Neal apparently walked away from Proctor Hospital in Peoria, Library Plans Film Showing For Children A planned film festival for children at the Galesburg Public Library was postponed today for at least one week because a projectionist could not be found. Mrs. Warren Morris, librarian, said she had hoped to introduce the program Saturday, but lack of an operator ruled out the prospect. She hopes to obtain one for next week. At the library board meeting Thursday evening, Mrs. Morris noted that circulation for the month of September jumped 1,702 volumes over the same time a year ago. Adult Circulation Up Adult circulation increased from 6,027 to 6,147, hospital went up 210 to 2,347 from 2,137, juvenile dropped 276 to 3,435 from 3,711, but school use increased 1,648 to 11,200. Mrs. Morris told the board that library employes are now enforcing a strict rule of silence. Last spring, she said, many customers were annoyed by an unruly minority, but this is changing. Three films were called to the attention of the board by Mrs. Daniel J. Roberts. They are "Mi- chalangelo and His Art," "Washington, D.C.," and "The American Indians." She said these were very superior quality films obtained by the film cooperative of which the local library is a member. Mothers of children attending the Sunnyside School, 175 S. Cedar St., were given permission by the board to meet Wednesday mornings in the Children's Room at the library for discussion ses- where he had been a patient, and sions. made his way here. He was reportedly upset because of an impending divorce action by his wife Mary. +« , 1 * I - * u F 1 , I. 1 f •- Easter Seal to Supply Program For Clubs The Knox County Easter Seal Society announced today it has completed arrangements to make available speakers to Galesburg organizations requesting the service. Speakers will present a program comprised of a short lecture and movie at no charge, according to Mrs. Forrest Borngrebe, head of the society, Mrs. Borngrebe said interested clubs or other groups can call her or the Easter Seal Physical Therapy Center at lfi9 S. Cedar St. In other news, an Easter Seal dinner is being planned for the future with Mrs. Milton Tanzer Sr., chairman. Plans are also being made to form an auxiliary of the Knox County Society for the Crippled, Inc. Mrs. Paul Dile, chairman of the recent Block Walk, conducted by society members, thanked members participating in the campaign which resulted in the purchase of corrective shoes for a youngster who is a patient at the therapy center. Corpus Christi Library Club Picks Officers The Corpus Christi High School Library Club officially opened with its initial meeting Sept. 27. Officers elected were: President, Margie Thomas; vice president, Pam Redington; secretary, Catherine Skarbeck; treasurer, Terri Pe Forest, and chairman of the public relations committee, Linda Morriscon with Linda Simpson as asistant. Members of the public relations committee are: Linda Pevnolds, Sue Adair, Diane Townsend and Suzanne Hurst. The club is planning displays for National Bible Week, Founder* Pay/ U.N. Day, and Catholic Youth Week, all of which ocur during October, Tampico Youth Wins Western Tractor Event Young men from Illlinois, Wisconsin, Texas and Iowa rolled to top honors today in the seventh annual Western U. S. 4-H Tractor Operators Contest at Bismarck, S. D. James Seyller, 20, Tampico, III., took first place. He was followed by Alfred Dobberfuhl, 19, Mequon, Wis.; John Cunningham, 17, Comanche, Tex., and Donald Heldorfer, 17, Bancroft, Iowa. Each of the winners received a trophy and other awards, including the expense-paid trip to the event. After two days of written examinations, driving intricate courses with two and 4-wheeled vehicles attached, and testing in safety and knowledge of tractor care and maintenance, these youths emerged victorious. Twenty-one state representatives from Oregon to Illinois and North Dakota to Texas participated. Each of the young 4-H tractor operators won a series of elimination contests, one of the numerous requirements for participation in the event. Model Club Elects Officers The Galesburg Model Airplane Club held its semi-annual election of officers Thursday at Ray's Hobby Shop. Larry Cabeen was elected president ; Richard Gottenburg, vice president; Dennis Davison, treasurer ; Ray Johansen, secretary and Richard Gottenburg, activities director, A $4 airplane kit was awarded to Pat McNamara as a special prize. A concrete model port at the Galesburg Airport was recently built for the club by Gunther Construction Co. The port consists of concentric rings of concrete and grass specifically designed to accommodate model airplanes. It is the only one of its kind in the area, the club announced. Southwestern 4-H Stages Weiner Roast ABINGDON - The Southwestern Livestock 4-H Club will hold its annual wiener roast at the home of Oliver Murk in Abingdon on Monday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. All old and new members are urged to attend.' Refreshments will be furnished. Bell Offers Presentation on Teaching Aids Knox College will host a presentation by the Illinois Bell Telephone Co. of new aids for teaching science. Biology and physics teachers and administrators of high schools in Knox, Henry, Warren and Henderson counties are being invited to the campus Oct. 16, for a lecture and dinner which will be one of 28 meetings sponsored by Illinois Bell throughout the state to introduce developments in their "Aid to High School Science" program. At the Knox meeting at 5:30 in Science Hall, a plan for teaching the nature of speech and sound will be discussed. Entitled, "The Speech Chain," the plan includes study of a text book and film to be supplemented by laboratory devises such as an artificial larynx and synthetic sounds produced by computers. Treated in the course aid is the physics of pure sound along with the biology of the changes in sound which produce speech. Dr. Herbert Priestley, Knox professor of physics who fixed the meeting to introduce the Bell program here, said, "The telephone company has done some very fine research work and I am very much in favor of jhis program," Priestley predicted that these aids will offer educators a unique opportunity to expand their effectiveness. Little York News Brief Repo Benefit NORTH HENDERSON of the • The North Women's Society Henderson Methodist Church realized $50 at its recent silver tea. The sum was incorrectly listed in a previous report on the af-j LITTLE YORK — Miss Martha Gavin and Miss Melba Kinney have returned home from Palo Alto, Calif., where they visited a few days. Mrs. Nelle Stotts is a patient at the Monmouth Hospital. Henry Kinney received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. Thompson of Tama, Iowa. Relatives from here attended the services Sept. 25. The Wesleyan Service Guild will meet Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Irvin Galusha. Members were reminded to take the articles for World Community Day. Mrs. Anna Jensen has returned to the home of her son-in-law and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Luckinbill after being in the Monmouth Hospital the past lew days. Mrs. Herbert Blodgett of Monmouth is staying with her. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Ricketts and daughters spent Sunday at Revere, Mo., with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Glen R. Brown are spending several days at Mullen, Neb. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Sartwcll are looking after their business while they are away. Mrs. Riley Talbott Monday went to the home of her son Howard and family at New Boston. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! tarn a Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pulliam congratulations at their new home, 101% W. Mark St., Abingdon, where refreshments were served. They are taking a wedding trip to Mount Morris, Mich., this weekend. The bride was graduated from Miss Linda Burton and Charles Pulliam, both of Abingdon, exchanged wedding vows at 5 o'clock Tuesday evening with Rev. John M. Buran reading the double ring ceremony at the Abingdon Congregational Church. Miss Burton is the daughter of Mrs. Marie Burton of Mount Morris, Mich., and Richard Burton, 105 West Snyder St., Abingdon. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr, and Mrs. Leonard Pulliam, 104 S. Harshbarger St., Abingdon. Serving as attendants for the couple were Miss Jean Pulliam, Abingdon, sister of groom and Victor Cary, 111. the bride- Abingdon High School with the Randel of dass 0 f 1962 . while attending Burlington Beauty School, Bur- The bride accented her white lington, Iowa, she affiliated with brocade sheath dress, styled with Kappa Delta Chi sorority. She is jewel neckline and worn with employed at Formfit in Mon- matching jacket with red acces- mo uth; sories. Her flowers were red Mr. Pulliam, an Abingdon High carnations. School graduate with the class of Following the wedding the 1961, is employed by Briggs couple received best wishes and I Manufacturing Co. at Abingdon. Maquon Couple Honored On 50th Anniversary MAQUON — Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Fortman were married 50 years ago Oct. 1. In honor of the occasion th<*:r son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bybee, Maquon, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul O'Bryant, Memphis, Tenn., held open house for them at their home north of Rapatee Sunday afternoon. Hosts and hostesses for the event were their grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Clark, and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Bradbury, Maquon; Mr. and Mrs. George Clark, Knoxville and Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Bybee, Fairview. Also Mike O'Bryant, Memphis, Tenn. Another granddaughter, Mrs. Marvin Bennett of Memphis, was unable to attend. Miss Dorothy Williams and Miss Kris Hedden, Farmington, were in charge of the guest book. Fifty yellow roses formed the centerpiece for the lace-covered serving table. The 4-tiered cake was topped with a cluster of golden bells and a gold 50 numeral with frilly net. Serving honors were accorded Mrs. Donald Fahnation, Toulon; Mrs. Alvie Rice, Peoria; Mrs. George Willard, Mrs. Roy Porter, Mrs. Ronald Williams, Mrs. Kenneth Hedden, Mrs. James Porter, of Farmington, and Mrs. Wayne Derry, Yates City. They were assisted by Mrs. Opal Loer, Peoria; Mrs. Lawrence Taylor, Mrs. Emery Buckman, Farming*on; Mrs. Leo Dykeman, North Henderson, and Mrs. Glen Coons, Maquon. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Fortman, brother and sister-in-law of Wenatehee, Wash., were present in addition to Mrs. Ann Sebastian, Rockford, sister of Fortman. Other guests were from towns in Henry, Rock Island, Peoria, Stark, Fulton and Knox counties. Accountant I s at New Windsor Men's Session NEW WINDSOR - Glenn Leonard, who is a partner in the foundation of Hoskins and Sells, public accounting firm, at Puerto Rico, spoke on the industries and conditions in that country following the fish fry at the New Windsor firemen's supper Oct. 1. Fred Leonard of Chicago, Glenn and Guy Leonard's father, also was a guest. The annual event was held at the American Legion Hall and attended by the trustees, wardens and fifemen of Rivoli Fire Protection District. Fire prevention week will be observed next week. Firemen, who will be available, will check the fire drill at the New Windsor schools. New Windsor Briefs Mrs. Lowell Leonard has at- attended the Masonic Grand der of Eastern Star at Chicago the past week. Lowell Leonard attended the Masonic Grand Lodg Lodge in Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. William Hupp of Momence. have spent the week at the Leonard home. Mr. and Mrs. Forrest McKey of Woodhull and Mrs. E. W. Johnson visited Arthur Fernow at the VA Hospital at Iowa City Sept. 29. The group also visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hallmer at Blue Grass, Iowa, en route to Iowa City, where Mrs.' Fernow is staying. Mrs. Hallmer is their daughter. Mrs. Delia Anderson, Mrs. Anna Swanson, Mrs. Martin Swanson, Mrs. Gunnard Carlson and Mrs. Marvin Taylor, were guests of Mrs. Mabel Peterson at her home in Moline Tuesday. The New Windsor Woman's Club will feature an exchange program with the Viola Fortnightly Club Oct. 7 at 7:45 p.m. Ted Arnold of WHBF-TV will be the guest speaker. The meeting will be held at the Christian Education Building. Hostesses will be Mrs. T. E. Nelson, Mrs. Lillian Oberg, Mrs. Eugene Walsten and Mrs. Johnny Spivey. Students View Movie Boosting Goldwater r Yorng Americans For Freedom, a Knox College organization interested in politics, government and world affairs, presented a Goldwater - for - president motion picture Thursday evening in the Knox Theatre. Both Senators Goldwater, of Arizona, and Tower, t Texas, are featured in the film, whose message concerns reduction in power for the federal government. V Pork Advances On Community Sewage Project ABINGDON — A progress report on the construction of Abingdon's new sewage system was reviewed at the Abingdon City Council meeting Thursday night. Forrest Pratt, affiliated with the Galva Excavating Co., related that excavating work in connection with the project is advancing and it should be completed by Nov. 15. Council members approved a bill of $55,978 from the Galva company, and one in the amount of $15,277 from the Kistler Co. in Monmouth in connection with the sewage project. This was the second payment from the city to the two firms. The department of welfare will have an inspector here Oct. 15 to pass on the sewer project, as there is a grant of $40,000 from the government on it, one-half of which should be approved now. It will cost $2,632 to put a sewer into the four homes south of Lower Street and at the south end of Washington Street. It will have to go south to the second alley and then east to Main Street, officials said. Robert Poland has reported trouble with his sewer on North Monroe Street just north of M&St.L tracks on the west side. It was suggested a sewer tile be put in on the west side of the road draining north, then cut east under the pavement to the manhole just west of Poland's store. The city agreed to investigate this proposal and the cost. Limit to Work Other city areas need attention but money available places limitations on amount of work done, aldermen observed. Robert Batson suggested Beling Engineering Co. furnish once a week inspection and come other times only when called which might limit expense somewhat. The sewer project on Ellison Street is still indefinite due to no easement from George Castle. Next Monday afternoon will be a hearing on the condemnation suit. The sewer will run from 13 to 17 feet deep on the Ellison sewer and will cost between $9,000 and $10,000. Mayor Shipplett gave the sewer committee a sample ordinance to study. The city is having difficulty getting claims settled through its agent, so has decided to correspond directly with contacted Joe West of addition Knox about the insurance company. An additive to salt for streets was discussed. It is supposed to make the salt eight times as effective. One sack at $12.50 is supposed to be enough for one | the signs, ton of salt. More information will be obtained. County Housing opening another section of lots as most of the first section has been sold. West stated they might put in all of the rest of the sewer and water soon, but only the road in the second section. A hearing will be held at the schoolhouse In London Mills for the purpose of obtaining objections on widening and resurfacing Illinois 41 from Abingdon to the Junction and from the Junction to Rapatee Corners. Miss Flo Lamb has discussed with Mayor Shipplett possibility of placing a sign back of the stone at northeast comer of the grade school property which would direct people to John Mos- sef Public Library for more information on Hedding College. Rats are still appearing at the city dump, another report indicated. Abingdon police reported a day spent in Macomb at a state meeting on juvenile delinquency. During their absence, auxiliary police filled in. Points to Curb Robert Lagnese brought up the question of the cement curb at northeast corner of the football field. Larry Swedlund was instructed to take care of this matter. Mention was also made of one at the corner of Main and Sanitary streets and at Jefferson and South streets. The first coat of sealer was put )n cement at the playground beginning of this week. It was suggested the sign next to the hard road be moved. The tree at Dr. Packard's office will be trimmed. A heated discission was held on use of the radar equipment on South Jefferson Street. Police committee will decide the issue. City Clerk Wilford Andrews will be on vacation next week. Rust in the water, a proverbial problem, was brought up, and, as a result, some rules will be established in this regard. It was suggested more instruction and supervision be given patrols at the grade school corner with stop and go signs. A letter will be written to the state concerning i the honw af Mrs. Vafc ftofws* Abingdon Welfare Association will ttmt Tuesday at fill p.m. in the old Illinois Pmmt ami Light Building on South Main Street, A thrift sale, urate* supervision of Mrs. Roth Harriett, will be conducted Saturday at above location. Boat Club Plans Halloween Party Abingdon Boat Club Tuesday evening in its hotel clubroom re- celved plans announced by Mrs. Joe Eaton for a Halloween party Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in Abingdon playground. Each family is being asked to furnish its own supplies for a wiener roast. Costume prizes will be given for adults and children. Sunday, Oct. 20, boat docks will be removed from the river and potluck dinner served at 1 p.m. with Nov. 27 named as rain date. The group voted to sponsor a Boy Scout troop. It was voted to accept revisions to the bylaws, and, beginning in the year 1964, club dues will be payable Feb. 1. If not paid by April meeting, membership will be automatically terminated. Initiation fee also was increased. Don Brown showed slides on a trip to St. Paul, Minn., via a cabin boat for a 9-day period during which time he traveled about 1,000 miles. In charge of serving were Mr. and Mrs. Bob Poland and Mr. and Mrs* Bernard Kirchgessner. Club Breakfast Planned Sunday The Abingdon Business and Professional Women's Club will hold a breakfast Sunday at 8:30 a.m. in the Friendly Cafe. The breakfast is in observance of National BPW Week Oct. 6-12. Members later will assemble in groups to attend church of their choice. Club members and guests will meet Monday at 2 p.m. for a coffee at the Friendly Cafe. The National BPW motorcade will be guests at the Abingdon affair. Members of the Abingdon club are expected to join the motorcade en route to stops at Bushnell and Macomb. Van's Gamble store window has been donated for displays heralding National BPW Week under the theme, "Responsibility of Full Partnership." Abingdon Bowling ABBE-ETTCt LEAGUE Ray's Western Auto, 14-10; Flower Shop, 14-10: Zlmmers, 14-10; Swim Queens, 14-10; K of G. 13-11; Avon Savings Ac Loan Association, 13-11; Poland's Super Valu. 11-13; Ed's Standard Products, .10-14; C & R Market, 9-15; RusseU Reese Ins., 8-16 High team game. C & R, 997; high team series, Ray's Western Auto, 2777. High individual game, Sallye Johnson. 220; high Individual series, Sallye Johnson, 589. Eye Section Opening Mayor Shipplett stated he had Swim Try outs Set Saturday AtLocal YMCA Tryouts will be held Saturday at 12:00 noon for the Galesburg YMCA boys' swim team. All boys from 7-14 years of age who are good swimmers are eligible to try out at the YMCA. The team will begin a month of training and conditioning starting Monday, in preparation for their five month season of competition. Meets scheduled for this season include Peoria, Kewanee, Monmouth, Cedar Rapids, Moline, Burligton and Washington, Iowa. Tom Brown is the head coach of the Y team. Groups to Meet Northend Club will convene for coffee Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in BURGER BASKET with French Frits and Cole Slaw • (This price good any time) Phone 116 for faster carry oat service SIMMS DAIRY BAR Route 41 Abingdon WHAT YOU 1 M PER MONTH FOR 18 MONTHS 40 ACRIS with •xtn nic« home »nd buildings, Ftnctf average Choice I* FOR 24 MONTHS cation. Perfect for building your own lake. 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