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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, October 8, 1963
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2 GolesburQ Register-Moil, Golesburg, Tuesday, Oct, 8, 1963 Report Reviews Progress On Urban Renewal Program By JOHN ZAKARIAN A progress report on an Urban Renewal slum and blight clearing program, planned for Galesburg in 1965, was presented at a City Council meeting Monday night. Despite objection by Aid. Fred Erickson (2nd Ward), the report was approved by the five aldermen and Mayor Cabeen. Aid. Paul Lindberg (3rd) passed his vote, and Erickson urged aldermen to study its contents before deciding on its merits. "I can't vote for a report which has been submitted ' a few minues earlier without first going over it carefully," he said. Aid. Homer Zumwalt (6th) retorted that the council has been aware of the Urban Renewal project since its inception and has followed it step by step. "We are well aware of what's in this folder," he added. No new material is covered in the 27-page report, which will be forwarded to the federal Housing and Home Finance Agency. There, it is expected to be studied., along with a Housing Code, approved in July by the City Council. Certify Second Phase If the federal agency finds the report and code meet its requirements, it will certify the second phase of the Urban Renewal program and start making plans for forwarding grants to the city. The first phase, completed last month, involved bringing building ordinances into line with Urban Renewal standards. Central Square project, as the report calls it, is expected to embrace roughly property bounded on the north by Ferris Street, on the south by Tompkins, on the west by Cedar and on the east by Cherry. Cost of land clearance, relocations and other expenses in the area was estimated by officials at about $1 million. The city's portion of this would be about $73,000, with the balance coming from the federal agency and redevelopers of the area. Before this could be applied for, however, the city was required to show assurance of proper maintenance of the neighborhoods by means of the first-phase ordinances. The report described what has been done in this field to prevent deterioration of areas into slums. Policy Remains Same The basic character of (rales- burg and the policy of local Urban Renewal officials remains es- Birth Record Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Walker, 783 E. Brooks St., a girl today at 5:54 a.m. Born at St. Mary's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ray, Abingdon, a boy Sunday at 10:10 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. Bernard J. Teval, 1645 Robertson Ave,, a girl Monday at 5:10 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hund, 1415 Kanawha St., Hyattsville, Md., are the parents of a son born Oct. 2. Mrs. Hund was the former Kathleen Cooper of Fort Madison, Iowa. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hund, 937 S. Cedar St. sentially the same as last year, according to the report. "Over 70 per cent of homes here are still more than 40 years old, with a substantial number much older than that," it said City planners want to halt blight and retain pride in home owner ship and community cultural values, the report goes on. In an other section it points out that there are 20 dilapidated houses, 10 deteriorating units and 20 units lacking some, or all plumbing facilities, according to the 1960 housing census. Out of 11,000 housing units there are 200 substandard houses, the census revealed. A number of these units, including several business establishments, are located in the Urban Renewal project area. They can be razed, and the land sold to redevelopers, who would be required to submit plans which meet the approval of federal authorities. Displaced Families Some 22 families would be displaced as a result of the project, with the majority of them being in the $1,200 to $3,500 income bracket. These families at present can have their pick from 79 rental units and 106 units available for purchase, the report points out. It also asserts that the families in question cannot pay gross rent of more than 25 per cent of their gross income, and that the amount these families could pay to purchase housing was 2 l A times the annual income of the purchasei'3. On this basis only 12 units were available in Galesburg in 1963 for $40 per month rent. There were few more available for less than $90 a month, the report said. "Displaced persons will be referred to cooperating private real estate firms, landlords, and other special interest groups who will assist," the report said, also point­ ing out a field worker will inspect each unit before it is rented to determine its suitabiliy. Future City Plans Possibilities for the future listed in the report are a new civic center, moving city hall and the police station to more spacious quarters, more neighborhood parks and a municipal swimming pool. "Our approach to problems has been vigorous and unswerving; we have been patient in ferreting out public opinion and dynamic in following it when it has become known," city officials state in the report. They emphasized that passage of plumbing, building, electrical, fire prevention and housing codes (all required by the federal agen cy), have paved the way for "startling" progress achieved in a short span. During the past 12 months 2,091 building inspectionst 1,515 plumb ing inspections and 1,548 electrical inspections were made. In spectors found only one violation in the building code, 20 in plumbing code investigations and 12 in electrical. Building Code Data No figures could, be submitted on inspections based on the Housing Code since it was just re cently enacted. City officials as sert in the report that they prefer voluntary compliance with the code. "There may be instances in which occupants have grown overly inured to or familiar with bad conditions and need only to have them pointed out objective' ly," the report said. If voluntary complaince does not work out, the city will enforce its code to "the limit of its spirit and intent." The report also pointed out that Galesburg had 31,425 population in 1950, increasing to 37,243 in 1960 and to an estimated 38,000 at present. Warning Issued on Packaged Smoked Fish After Two Die Illinois residents today were warned against eating certain smoked dried fish packaged in plastic bags. The warning came from Dr. Franklin D. Yoder, state health director, as the result of two deaths in Knoxville, Tenn. The deaths were attributed to an illness caused by smoked fish and clinically diagnosed as botulism or food poisoning, Dr. Yoder said. Dr. Yoder said the fish were packed in plastic bags and distributed by the H. D. Dornbos Bros. Fisheries, of Grand Haven, Mich. According to Dr. Yoder, an official of the Dornbos firm said: "We understand several cases of food poisoning, including two deaths, have occurred in Knoxville, Tenn., as the result of eating smoked whitefish packed in plastic bags by Dornbos Fisheries. We want to take all measures necessary to save lives and ask that smoked fish packed by the company be taken off shelves and held until further notice." Dr. R. H. Hutcheson, state health commissioner of Tennessee, told Illinois health officials that the Tennessee Health Department was working on the poisoning outbreak and epidemio- lgically the smoked fish were the New Program For Children At Library A program designed to entice children into reading more books will be introduced at the Galesburg Public Library Saturday. Mrs. Warren Morris, librarian, said today that the program will consist of film showings with related reading material featured in the Children's Room. For instance, this Saturday the two films will be "Mexican Boy: The Story of Pablo," and Hans Christian Andersen's tale of "The Ugly Duckling." These particular films were taken from books, and the original material will be available in the library. If a movie of Christmas in other lands is shown, then books on Christmas customs will be featured. Although no age limits are set, Mrs. Morris said the movies are especially selected for pre-school­ ers and students in the elementary grades. Movies on Alternate Saturdays The movies will be shown every other Saturday beginning at 10 a.m., and the program will last about an hour. So not to interfere with other library operations, the showings will be held in the conference room in the library basement. "We hope the program will introduce more children to reading," Mrs. Morris said. In the Children's Room, books on a multitude of subjects are available for pre-school children through junior high school students. A growing list of books is also available from the children's memorial shelf, for which individuals and groups donate books to the library, she said. Some of the movie subjects scheduled for showing during the coming year include art, life in. nations abroad and the familiar fairy tales. HINCHLIFF v v v ck, PEARSON FUNERAL HOMEW CHAPEL 287NORT.H BROAD GALES BUR C Fully Appropriate "Complete comfort for those we serve" was the ideal by which the spacious Hinchliff & Pearson Funeral Home chapel was designed, built, and furnished. Its decor was selected to provide serenity and dignity befitting the sacred purpose which it serves. one cause of the illness which clinically was botulism. Illinois officials were alerted to the outbreak by officials of a food store chain. At the Lake Michigan port of Grand Haven, the firm of H. J. Dornbos & Bros., which has produced smoked whitefish for 70-odd years, suspended work pending results of the inquiry. Three national food store chains —A&P, National Food, and Kroger—ordered the product removed from shelves of their stores. Harold Dornbos, president of the Michigan fisheries company, said he closed his plant voluntarily before the imposition of an embargo on his inventory by the Michigan State Department of Agriculture. "What a horrible, horrible thing. We are doing everything that can be done," Dornbos said. The Tennessee deaths were those of David S. Cohen, 35, Knox ville businessman, and his daughter, May Beth, 10. Chester O. Mitchell, 64, and his wife, Blanche, 63, a Kalamazoo Mich., couple, died last Wednes day. The Dornbos firm, founded in 1889, distributed its smoked white fish in vacuum-sealed plastic bags with red and white labels. The bags, marked "ready to eat," bore the company name and instructions to "keep under refrigeration." The Mitchells died after eating an unidentified smoked whitefish on a vacation trip to northern Michigan. Tennessee health officers said Cohen and his daughter, as well as others who became ill, had eaten Dornbos' smoked whitefish purchased at chain markets. Most of the whitefish chubs net- ten on Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are sold to the Dornbos company for smoking. Its distribution area extends to the east and to Miami, Fla., Dallas, and Minneapolis. FLOWER Arrangement Class TUESDAY NIGHTS Ted Ferris, Instructor Call 342-6159 for complete details 'Highwaymen' To Appear on Knox Campus The Highwaymen, a folk-singing group which attained stardom with their first recording, the pre-Civil War Negro spiritual entitled "Michael," will appear on the Knox campus Tuesday evening. Following "Michael," which sold over a million copies, the Highwaymen scored hits with such singles as "Cotton Fields," "Well,, Well, Well," and "Prae- toria." The group has appeared on the Ed Sullivan and "Tonight" shows, at such night clubs as the Blue Angel in New York, the Living Room in Chicago, and the hungry i in San Francisco. The concert is sponsored by the College Social Board, headed this year by John Gustafson of Cambridge. Because of limited facilities, admission is restricted to Knox students and faculty members. Tivo Selected For Glee Club Two girls from the Galesburg area were chosen Monday as members of the University ot Illinois Women's Glee Club. Marilyn Emery of Laura and Rosemary Seiler of Oneida were the girls honored by membership in the select group which will have its first performance Dec. 2 at the 4-H Congress in Chicago. Elmer Thomas is the director of the group and Janet Wood is its accompanist. Three Held For Filing False Report Three Galesburg youths, charged with giving a false report of a stolen car, were given a continuance of their cases this morning in Knox County Court. Kenneth D. Mason, 19, of 1039 S. Pearl St., James Kern, 19, of 1052 N. Cedar St., and Dave Bradford, 20, of 708 Olive St., told police early this morning that Mason's car had been stolen from a bowling alley on North Henderson Street. The three were quizzed at police headquarters after it was reported the car was in a field north of the Drive-in Theater on U.S. 34. The under carriage and right front wheel of the car were twisted, and the ignition wires were pulled from the switch, giving the appearance that someone had jumped the connection to start the vehicle. Continues Case Judge Daniel J. Roberts continued the case because the three boys had not notified their parents of the difficulty, although the boys spent the night in jail. Judge Roberts set further action for Wednesday morning, and stated that parents of all children under age 21 who are in trouble with the law should be notified, especially if defendants indicate they would plead guilty. Notifying the parents will give, them an opportunty to employ counsel and perhaps avoid a rash decision by a minor, he said. Mrs. Leola Harris, 49, of 393 S. Prairie St., indicated she wanted to employ counsel before proceeding with her case. She is charged with petty theft. Fines Imposed In Alpha Court ALPHA — Robert C. Bainbridge, 18, of New Windsor, was brought into police magistrate court of George W. Kelly, Alpha, Saturday on a charge of no Illinois registration. He was fined $10 and costs. Robert C. Bainbridge, 18, of New Windsor, was brought into court on a second charge Saturday on a charge of failure to obtain title. He was fined $10 and costs. Arrests were by state troopers. Council Approves Fringe Benefits Resolutions dealing with two fringe benefits for municipal employes were approved by the Galesburg City Council Monday night. Only Aid. Homer Zumwalt (6th Ward) voted against a resolution which obligates the city to pay full hospitalization insurance pre ~^ miums for all its employes. A resolution providing 2- week severance pay to all em­ ployes upon becoming eligible for retirement was approved unanimously. How much more it will cost the city when both resolutions are put into effect was not determined. The insurance premiums alone will cos an additional $5,643 per year, plus the $8,784 the city currently pays on the premiums for 183 employes. Prior to last night, $4 a month was paid by the city for each employe's policy. Rates were recently raised from $3.99 to $6.57 and unions requested that the city absorb the increase. Other Requests Unions have agreed to drop a request for a longevity plan but no settlement has been reached on a request by police for two ad* ditional days to make up for hoi* idays worked. Unions have asked the city to incorporate a longevity plan in addition to the regular pay scale, based upon years of employment with the city. The demand has met stiff opposition from aldermen who claim that a recently approved salary ordinance raised salaries of most employes sufficiently and introduced a new pay scale. Union representatives were not present at Monday's meeting and the two resolutions were passed without debate. Aldermen and union officials had met previously to discuss demands for salary and fringe benefits. United Fund Red Cross Appeal (One of a series on the 11 agencies supported by United Fund) The Weather Kay to Pd«« i Wuthct Strip* Brown—Storm Vallow-Fatt Rod— Warm Bluo—Cold NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday, chance of some showers southwest portion late tonight orf Wednesday. A little warmer Wednesday afternoon. Lows tonight in the 40s. Highs Wednesday 75 to 80. IOWA: Partly cloudy tonight with scattered showers or thunderstorms spreading southeastward across most of the state and in southeast and extreme east tonight. A little warmer northwest and extreme west Wednesday. A low tonight ranging from 45 to 50. High Wednesday 70s northeast to lower 80s southwest. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Partly cloudy tonight, lows in upper 40s. Partly sunny and a little warmer Wednesday, high in upper 70s. Light and variable winds tonight, and southwesterly 10 m.p.h. Wednesday. Outlook for Thursday, fair and mild. GALESBURG ANP VICINITY: Party cloudy tonight and Wednesday with chance of showers. The low tonight in lower 40s. A little warmer Wednesday with high in mid 70s. LOCAL. WEATHER Noon temperature, 72; morning's low, 50. Sky clear, wind out of the south-southwest. (Monday's maximum. 83: midnight, 61). Sun rose today at 7:02 a.m., sets at 6:32 p.m. Humidity, 50%. RIVER STAGES St. Louis—0.4 rise 0.9. Beardstown—95 no change. Havana—5.5 rise 0.1. Peoria—11.7 rise 0.2. LaSalle—10.5 fall 0.3. Keokuk—2.1 rise 0.1. Dubuque—7.0 fall 0.3. Davenport—3.7 fall 0.1. Burlington—7.2 fall 0.1. I Theft Nets Suits, Dresses From Visitors Police are investigating the theft of clothes Monday night from a Georgia couple who were visiting at 172 W. First St. Mr. and Mrs. John M. Woesten- burg of Columbus, Ga., reported the loss of several items of clothing, including suits and dresses. Woestenburg said he thought the door on the passenger side of the car was not locked. Police said the following items were missing, an Army-type raincoat, two suits, two raw silk white shirts, five wool shirts, five cotton shirts, three pairs of slacks, two sport jackets and trousers, a navy blue crepe dress, two-piece black wool dress, blue tweed dress, polished cotton dress (blue ( and white), green jersey dress, j and green jersey jacket and dress. Also missing was a star-shaped brooch with a blue starfire in the center. Carver Community Center Yearly Attendance 10,500 Carver Community Center, established in Galesburg in 1943, evolved from a wartime United Service Organization (USO) club for Negro servicemen into a community recreation center for both children and adults. The center is one of the 11 agencies in the 1963 Knox County United Fund-Red Cross Appeal. The building was purchased from the U.S. government in 1946 by a group of interested citizens, Today it serves as a place where recreational and educational activities for both youth and adults can be held. Raymond Young, the center's executive director, said ' that monthly attendance averaged 900 children and adults last year. For the entire year, attendance totaled more than 10,500 persons, he related. Varied Program Young supervises a varied program for all age groups. Activities include arts, crafts, singing, dancing and sports. Teen-age activities are supervised in part by a teen-age council, which plans many of its own activities, supervises Friday evening dances, and does volunteer work for the other age groups using the center, he said. Besides an executive director, the center's staff includes one part-time worker, two custodians, a secretary and a number of volunteer workers. A board of directors composed of 22 persons, establishes policy. The 1963 operating budget is $10,950. United Fund allocation for next year is $11,600. Young said that he hopes some time in the future to expand the program of Carver. To do this, a new building is needed, as the present one is inadequate for any expanded plans, he stated. Future expansion plans, he said, would probably mean more adult and older children activities. ! Schedule Carnival Allen Park School fall carnival will be held Thursday evening. A cafeteria supper will be served beginning at 5, and there also will be an ice cream social. Resident Notes 91st Birthday The 91st birthday of J. E. Hawthorne, 1270 N. Prairie St., was observed Sunday in Bloomington by members of the Hawthorne family. The event was celebrated early, as his birthday does not occur until Oct. 23. Among those present were Mrs. Hyril Symmonds of Victoria, daughter of J. E. Hawthorne; Dr. and Mrs. Roy Hawthorne of Daytona Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Bert Barry of San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. Bessie Morrison of Bloomington and Mrs. Effie Gilbert of Colfax. Legion Units Boost Jobs For Disabled The 15th District of the Illinois American Legion is supporting the current observance of National Employ The Handicapped Week. Elements of the district drew attention to the week, to point out certain skills of disabled people for possible job placements, at a meeting Sunday at Kewanee. Florian E. Lasecki of Galesburg, district employment officer, explained the American Legion program of providing recognition to employers who contribute significantly to the employment of the handicapped and older workers—especially veterans. Posts Cited In other district business, membership achievement awards for the 1963 legion year were made by William Stivers of Abingdon. Carl S. Hearrington, commander of Ralph M. Noble Post in Galesburg, accepted a plaque for all-time high membership in 1963 —totaling 1,516. Other posts in Knox County honcred were Abingdon, Altona, Dahinda, Knoxville and Williamsfield. Noble post will entertain the Knox County American Legion Council dinner meeting Oct. 17 and the district session Dec. 1. City Appoints New Building Inspector A 45-year-old Galesburg ear* penter will replace Oscar Hut* macher as city building Inipec* tor, it was announced this morning. Robert C. Wattert, 222 High* land Ave., will begin employment with the city Oct. 18, working concurrently with Hutmacher for a few months to become familiar with the responsibilities of the job. Hutmacher has announced his intentions to retire at the end of this year. Watters was among 20 applicants who applied for the position and 17 of them sat for a test supervised by the State Employ* ment Service. In making the.Ap­ pointment, City Manager Thomas Herring said the city "is fortunate in finding a man of Mr. Watter's calibre to fill such a responsible job." The new building inspector was chosen on the basis of making the highest written and oral test scores among candidates. He is a lifelong Galesburg resident, is married and has three children. Work at College Project Watters served in the Army from 1941 to '46 and attended Knox College. He is a graduate of Brown's Business College and was employed by Russell Fox Construction Co., Carl Nystrom & Son and Wayne Webster. He is currently working at the Knox College fine arts building now under construction. The $5,796-per-year job has taken a new scope in July when the Galesburg City Council approved a new housing code. Watters also will work as housing inspector, in addition to inspecting buildings, starting condemnation actions, and acting as ex-officio secretary to the Zoning Board of Appeals. He also will process all applications to the City Plan Commission. Advent Church Picks Officers The Advent Christian Church held its annual board meeting and election of officers Oct. 2. A budget of nearly $10,000 was accepted and reports were given by each office of the church. Those elected were Emery Bellinger and Elmer Van Trump, elders; Kenny Van Dell and Arliegh Hunt, deacons; Jane Van Dell and Suzy Black, deaconesses; Harold Van Dell and Ollie Barfield, trustees; Marie Van Trump, clerk; Mildred Hunt, church treasurer, and Charlotte Yelm, member at large. Elected supervisor of the Sunday School was Robert Yelm; and assistant supervisor, Phyllis Darrah. The Sunday School treasurer is Janice Peterson; head usher, Dewey Darrah, and the assistant head usher, Kenny Van Dell. The introduction and dedication of the new officers will be held this Sunday. Bloodmobile To Visit Williamsfield THE DATE THE TIME .-October 9th 11 to 6 P.M. + THE RED CROSS £Bfcc<lmc6i/e IS COMINO THE PLACE American Legion Hell, Williamsfield, Illinois. OUR THANKS: TO THE AMERICAN LEGION 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 pints of blood a year. If this element of personal giving is lost, not only will medical care suffer, but something of value will disappear from the American character. Reprint from CHANGING TIMES, The Kiplinger Magazine, July '63. YOUR RED CROSS BLOOD CENTER IS A PART OF THE UNITED FUND—RED CROSS APPEAL KNOX COUNTY REGIONAL ILOOD CENTER MOW OPEN — THE EVERGREENS 1111 W. Main ft.. Oalaiburf, ttL A Stata Llcansod ahallar cara horn* lor ambulatory man and woman, llaaaonablo rata*, good cara. wall balancad maala. t*oi appolnlmant phono 341-3141. Mra. Oraea E. Zugg, oparator. UNUSUAL NEW BUBBLE LAMP Good looking unbreakable Done-Flex Shade. Handsome) brats base with walnut finish legs. Largo 14" tall in white, turquoise, pumpkin. Only Choose From 9 Attractive Styles LUGGAGE — SPORTING GOODS 343-45 East Main Street JEWELRY GaletbMif

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