Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on October 7, 1963 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Monday, October 7, 1963
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Galesbur ister-Moil, Golesbu Mondo Galesburg Employment Termed Best in Nine Years By JOHN ZAKARIAN More Galesburg residents have jobs nowadays than at any time during the past nine years, and indications point toward a continuous improvement of the employment picture. This was reported today by three factbry personnel directors and the manager of the Illinois State Employment Service here. No accurate tally of the actual number of people employed in Galesburg could be made, but unemployment figures are more accurate. A few months ago Galesburg qualified for federal grants because of an unemployment rate well above the national figure. Now this is no longer true and the jobless rate is below the national figure. Two factories reported they are having trouble filling vacancies for skilled and unskilled jobs. They are at present hiring workers with qualifications less than the minimum standards normally required and they have had to draw from labor resources outside the Galesburg area. Unemployment Below 4 Per Cent Substantiating the favorable employment climate for persons seeking jobs in Galesburg, John Ramp, manager of the Illinois Employment Office, presented the following figures: As of Aug. 15, less than four per cent of the labor force was uneinployed, compared with the national figure of 5.6 per cent th6 first six months of 1963. Seven per cent of the labor force was unemployed here in 1961 and 4.5 in 1962. Ramp said the "less than four per cent" level is probably the lowest in nine years. He attributed the upsurge in employment to a general pickup in business, both locally and nation-wide. "Our office carries a large* list of job vacancies today than we have had for some time, atad we are experiencing some AiiiNi* ffiA fata " he said. The em- XejT to Pag* I Wwthtt Strip* i » YaUow—Fan ftftd—W*TXD Bin*—Gold NORTHERN JLUNOIS i ftift southca»t,^igh Tuesday In the 70s. CfflCAGO AND VICINITY: Fart- Iv teloudy and cooler tonight, low in the lower ^T ^Sfc^.K* cooleri* high in lower 70s. Winds SgbC northerly tonight and Tuesday. Wednesday fair with little te ^^ R £ an lND VICINITV: Partly cloudy and cooler torugnt and Tuesday. Low tonight lower fiOs. High Tuesday 68-75. *w^* J Illinois 5-Day £xl*nd*d Forecast NOBTHERN ILLINOIS: Temperatures will average about three ^de* frees above normal. Cooler tonight and Tuesday with a slow warming trend about Friday or Saturday; Little or no precipitation is -expected Tuesday through Saturday. Normal highs, 65-70. Normal lows, 43-48. J LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 77; morning's low. 59. Sky partly cloudy. (Sunday's maximum, 91; minimum, 05; Saturday's maximum, 75; minimum, 53.) Sun rose today at 7:01 a. m., sets at 6:34 p. m. 1 RIVER 1ST AGES St. Louis—0.5 fall 0.6. Beardstown—9.5 no change. Havana—5.4 no change, Peoria—11.5 fall 0.1. LaSalle—10.8 rise 0.3. Keokuk—2.0 no change. Dubuque—7.3 no change. Davenport—3.8 rise 0.1. Burlington—7.3 no change. ployment office covers labor markets in Knox and Warren counties. Gates Expands Force Gates Rubber Products Inc. has basically a five-day week but operation was recently switched to a six-day week with three shifts daily until probably the end of the year. Employment is up by 20 per cent over five months ago, to the highest number recorded at the Galesburg plant, according to Robert Drennen, personnel director. He predicted an additional 100 workers will be added to the present 300 in about a year. "We have had trouble filling jobs and have hired people at standards lower, than we would normally consider," he stated. For example, the — , ••— Draft Board Orders Men For Physicals Thirty - two registrants have been directed by Knox County Selective Service Board to stand preinduction physical tests for the Army. The call is for Tuesday. Twenty-three men will depart from Galesburg Tuesday morning for the Chicago examining center of the Army. Ninfe other registrants were transferred out from the local board. Men departing from Galesburg were ordered to report Tuesday at 5:15 a.m. (CDT) to J. J. Herron, local board chairman, at the Burlington Railroad station. Meanwhile, the local board drew attention to a selective service directive. Requires Current Address To avoid being ordered for immediate induction into the Army as delinquents, young men should inform their Selective Service btords at once. of their current home address if it has changed siiicd they last reported it. This warning was issued day; by John H. Hammack, rector of, Selective, Service, Illinois. He said that unjil recently the boards were not classifying men under 21 and six months of age but now are proc r essing the younger dge groups and soon will complete classif ica- tion of. all then over 18 Yz. if unable to locate a man in order, to have him submit a questionnaire the board will declare him a : delinquent for failing to keep them advised of his address and will order him for immediate induction ahead of his regular turn. If he fails to appear for induction he will be reported to the United States attorney. . The recent Presidential order making married men no longer liable for induction now has fa caused a lowering of the age groups being ordered for physical examination and induction. Previously for several years no Illinois men under 22 were ordered involuntarily for examination or under 23 for induction. Now 21- year-olds are being sent for examination and 22-year^olds for induction. Soon the boards may have to reach somewhat lower to fill.their quotas. The man who fails to keep his board advised of his whereabouts may be inducted as a delinquent even though only 19 years of age. to- di- for company prefers to hire men with high school education but is not able to get this qualification readily at present, he said. Drennen pointed out that the company has been satisfied with the general labor market in Galesburg I especially with the quality. Midwest Up By 15 Per Cent Employment at Midwest Manufacturing Corp. is up by as much as 15 per cent compared with the same period last year, according to Personnel Director Don Johnson. The increase is not necessarily seasonal but should be attributed mainly to improved business in the refrigeration industry, he said. Admiral is currently operating three shifts in some departments. Butler Hires from Canton Butler Manufacturing Co. has searched as far as Canton for workers, Jim Asplund, personnel manager, stated. At least 25 additional employes will be needed during the next month, he said. Asplund said that this is the first time in seven years Butler hp$ experienced difficulty in hiring workers. Several hundred teachers and students were hired for summer to build a peak labor force of 650 (excluding office work) compared |. with 450 the previous summer. The figure now is 550, although the company can absorb an additional 100, Asplund said. He predicted that the need for manpower is going to be greater every year. Gale Employment Unchanged Only one of the four factories contacted, has had no increase in employment recently. Richard Schover, personnel director at Gale Products said the labor force there is the same as last year. "There may be a minor uptrend but I wouldn't predict how much it will affect us/' he said. Gale recently announced that it is taking over manufacture and merchandising of power lawn mowers. Schover could not predict how much this would offset the dis- p continuation of outboard motors this year. Earlier, H. L. Bourdon, division manager*, said the power mower line should increase employment. The factory continues to make outboard motor parts and accessories. Proposition At Kirkwood Is Defeated KIRKWOOD - In a special election Saturday, a proposed sewer project for the Village of Kirkwood was defeated. The vote was 132 no; 109 yes. There were six rejected votes. The vote tallied 247. Valley Voters Pick Site •1 For School FAIRV1EW - In an advisory election Saturday on A proposed new site for Valley Senior High School, the "Brown" site was chosen. The site is located Vk miles south of Rapatee junction, where 111. 116 and 97 meet. The "Brown" site was given 860 Votes to 633 for the "Polhemus" site, which is directly north of the school's present location. School officials have contended that damage has been caused to the present building by strip mine blasting at the nearby Ayreshire Collieries. A $500,000 law suit has been entered against the company by the Spoon River Valley School District. An official election will be held in late November or early December to decide on a bond issue to finance the relocation of the school. Citizens of Fairview, London Mills, Maquon and Ellisville com- TnnniHe* voted in the election. Mercury Hits 91 Degrees in City Sunday Warm, sunny weather blessed the Galesburg area over the weekend with the mercury Sunday climbing to a high of 91 degrees. Outings, picnics, boating or just drives through the countryside were the thing yesterday as local residents took advantage of the unusually warm weather. Mild weather continued in the area today as the mercury climbed from a low this morning of 59 to 77 by noon. The Weather Bureau said temperatures will range in the 50s tonight and will climb to the 70s by Tuesday afternoon. Ninety-degree heat spread farther south in Illinois today. Forecasters said a vast bank of cool air was expected to dip into the northern part of the state late in the day. Chicago was the hottest spot in Illinois Sunday with a record-breaking 94. The Weather Bureau said the coming change in the weather will not break the state's long dry spell- now in its ninth day without, a rain. There hasn't bee* Youths Fined, Get Probation In Court Two youths were fine $100 each and were placed on probation for varying lengths of time this morning in Knox County Court. John Sorenberger, 18, of Victoria, and Jack Moore, 21, of Altona, both changed their pleas to guilty of reckless driving. Both were placed on probation to Ted Stewart, general secretary at the YMCA, Sorenberger, for one year and Moore for three years. Judge Daniel J. Roberts took note that Moore was lax in paying court costs in a case involving Moore's driving while his license was suspended or revoked last year. Filed fa 1962 The reckless driving charges were filed Oct. 11, 1962, and the cases were scheduled for trial by jury in March, but a continuance was granted. Because all criminal jury trials were continued from this month until January 1964, the cases would not have been heard until then, except for the change in pleas. Emory Gene Mackey, 19, 1374 Monmouth Blvd., also changed his pleas to guilty on two charges, battery and criminal damage to property. He was fined $25 on each count. Woolsey said the charges arose out of a violation of the dram shop act in July, and said Mackey struck his uncle and damaged a door at the home of Mackey's father. To Galesburg men appeared before Judge Roberts this morning on charges of driving while intoxicated and reckless driving. They were Richard Traff, 22, of 1418 Maple Ave., and Allen Faust, 23, 1343 Jefferson St. GUTTED INTERIOR—Fire left these charred remains of what was once a living room. The blaze Sunday morning gutted the interior of the two-story home of Joseph W. Frs St. The family was not at home. Fire officials today began an investigation Into the cause of the fire. Damage was estimated to be more thai $8,000. u n ties test Firemen Tax Multipliers SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) Six counties are formally complaining to the Illinois Revenue Department about a quadrennially lively issue: property tax assessments. Twenty-two other counties already have skirmished with state officials informally about the state's. assignment of higher tentative multipliers to c o u n t y assessments. Counties would like to have — and the department would like them to be eligible for — multipliers of one. This prize can be had only by those counties in which the de- State 's Atty. Donald C. Wool-, partment rules meterTestZ and "he" wantedTo property at 50 per cent of full Rob . imtfl] <Knox County is among those with a multiplier of one.) erts continued the cases Wednesday. The two were reported to have been drag racing on Main Street between Semi nary Street and Public Squan early Saturday morning. Have You Heard That Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Long Why not 100 per cent of full value? For decades, counties have- been falling short of this. And courts have held that if 100 per cent can't be reached, the coun- ies at least should be uniform n assessment. Out of the 55 counties which any rain of consequences since 74 W. North St., spent the weekend in. Chicago and attended the ha ™ reported to the department graduation of their daughter Car- 12 have , leffc * hf f assessment ev- olyn from the Chicago Medical els unchanged from 1958, the last Sept. 20, and no statewide soaker since Sept. 11. CLASSIFIEDS Career Academy. Methodists Urged to Take Offensive in Race Relations Drivers License Station Will Close Friday Methodist Illinois Area Bishop Edwin Edgar Voigt yesterday in an open letter to more than 700 churches in downstate Illinois appealed to churchmen to "go on in solving America's race relatio The 3-page communication called these "agonizing days" for the The local state drivers license | church facing the problems of race all over the world, more examining station, 1052 E. Losey St., will be closed Friday. Staff members will attend an in-service training school for all District 9 members at Moline. The school will be held Friday and Saturday, according to, Kenneth Harmison of Oneida, drivers license supervisor in Galesburg. 'eady find themselves in this tet rible ordeal. Even more, let us not stand aloof from them, but . . let us send them word tha we are standing behind them, specifically in Central and Southern Illinois. Bishop Voigt's message, was ana help. "4) Let us support our Negro brothers who reached directly, or indirectly, 30Q t Q0Q 1- church members and thei families. FASHION THAT'S TAILORED FOR COMFORT are showing responsible leadership. Irresponsible elements are standing He suggested two possibilities ready to overthrow them, and re ministers and lay- sort to methods which may weli quadrennial assessment year. assessing property at the desired 50 per again will receive the multiplier of one, which makes no change in local assessments. Another 15 of the 55 have improved their assessments from the 1958 level. Six of the 15 reached the state goal of 50 per cent and the one multiplier. Counties asking for formal hearings of higher multipliers are Pike, Douglas, Champaign, Adams, Hamilton and Washington, Sugene Berhoff, supervisor of revenue department's proper- tax division, said some of the 22 counties which had informal conferences with state authorities probably will reach the full S cent assessment level. Final certification of assessments will be made in October and November. Berhoff said improvements in assessments have been noted especially among the 40 counties which have full-time supervisors of assessments. Berghoff said the goal of uniform assessment at 50 per cent of full value is desirable because some tax districts, like school districts, overlap several counties. Counties assessing at less than 50 per cent pay less than their full sha e of taxes while more than their share is paid by counties coming closer to the state goal. Berghoff cited Tazewell County's feat in reducing its multiplier of 6.6667 in 1958 to one this year. He also cited Sangamon, Jersey, Gallatin and Clinton counties for gaining multipliers of one by raising assessment levels. Sangamon's was 5.8882 in 1958. Some of the 22 counties which have slipped since 1958 are not far from the goal of full assessment. For example, there were 13 counties which fell from full value in 1958 but now have levels tentatively qualifying them for multipliers only a little above one. There are about 85 counties which will be reassigned multipliers this year. The 17 commission counties had their quadrennial assessment in 1962. Probe Blaze At Residence * Fire officials today continued an investigation of a series of events which they said may havt been directly related to a fire which gutted the home of Joseph W. Frank, 881 Day St., early Sunday morning. Fire Chief Wayne Nelson said Frank and his two children wei out of town when the fire occurred about 2:20 a.m. The interior of the house was gutted, and aluminum READ THE CLASSIFIEDS the blaze from spreading to the outside, he said. The aluminum exterior made the inside of the house so hot that entry was im-. possible, he related. Firemen from Central and Brooks Street stations fought the blaze for about three hours before it was brought\ under control. Damage was expected to be more than $8,000, fire officials said. m The blaze, Nelson said, started* in a closet under a stairway adjacent to the living room. Evidence found after the fire was out warranted further investigation, Nelson said. Fire authorities today questioned members of the fam- comment gation. aspects READ THE WANT ADS V r t e • 4 * w f+> » * • 4 r I-' 1 1, Sees men: •*We can 'sit on the lid* and avoid the evil day as long as pos sible, or we can work together communities a 5 shambles. Let us say to responsible Negro leaders , that in the sight of Go< as a whole body of Christians to and under the laws of our beloved guidance to the right land we have been too slow granting the rights which belong to free men/' THE SHOES THAf V COVE VOUR FEET Sizes To 11 AAAA to C Walking Is a pleasure when you're wearing Shawnee—Enna Jetticks* flexible, light, slip-info shoe. Under fhe smart buckle trim there's on elasticized gore to hug the shoe to your foot gently, perfectly. And the new lowered heel provides sturdy, but graceful, walking balance. In sizes up to eleven. answer." The message urged "prayerful consideration" of a 4-point appeal to churchmen to grips with race relations in their communities 1) Study to know and understand what the General Conference has said to us, so that you really know what it means, and what we should do about it. "2) Go on the offensive with other Christians and with the leaders of other denominations through the State Council of Churches and deal with this problem in your community There is a right way and a wrong way to deal with the Negro." Christ's way will avoid 4 -* 4 +. ^7 1 * i • It 1 P * Just ONE FINGER Right Hand from and from GIVE PINT BLOOD Bloodmobile Visit Williamsfield THE DATE THE TIME -October 9th 11 to 6 P.M. the left! No musica background! lessons necessary to play the Hammond, Everett Chord Organ, • * i i I 1 Estey arge CROSS PLACE American tT/Ti selection of organs and pianos ugion Hiii, wiiihmtfMd J1 1 now on display . . . including Illinois. way will avoid possible future tension or trouble, he said. Urges Prayer "3) Pray for those who al- BLOOM ©AlESeUHG, ILLINOIS UIST 33ft E. MAIN GALESBURG OUR THANKS: TO THE AMERICAN REGION FOR THE USE OF THE LEGION HALL FOR THE BLOODMOBILE VISIT. ALSO TO MRS. MILDRED REED, MRS. MARJORIE COLE AND MRS. J. B. BRONNY CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE WILLIAMSFIELD VISIT. Remember the wealthy man can give a million dollars, but he, like everyone else, can give only around five ts of blood a year. If this element of personal giving is lost, hot only will medical care suffer, but something of value will disappear from the American character. Reprint from CHANGING TIMES, The Kiplinger Magazine, July '63. VOUR RED CROSS BLOOD CENTER IS A PART OF THE UNITED FUND—RED CROSS APPEAL KNOX COUNTY RfGIONAl BLOOD CENTER the new 2-manual 13-pedal Esteys organ at the lowest price in our history, Optn Every Night Exctpt Saturday to D«monitrat« tha New Hammonds Ettayt Organ* MUSIC COMPANY 564 N. Hendtnon St Dial 342-4105 ? U

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