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• £ r^f V ' (jatesbuw lfelster-Mail GALESitmG, ILL., WISSftAY, OCt. I, IMS SEC, I PAGI 11 ft gnation Of Educator Is Rejected CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago relationship between the board Board of Education has refused to accept the resignation of School Supt. Benjaain C. Willis from his $48,500 Job. The 1 board voted 6-2 in turning down the resignation in a special meeting Monday and also approved a motion to name a three- man committee to confer with Willis. Willis, 61, resigned Friday after the Illinois Appellate Court upheld a Chicago Superior Court decision directing Willis to allow four top Negro high school students to transfer to other schools. Willis, whose annual salary ranks behind only that of President Kennedy and New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, has been out of town since Sunday, his secretary said. Year to Go Willis has been school superintendent since 1953. His contract was to expire next year. Voting against the resolution to refuse acceptance of his resignation were Bernard S. Friedman and Warren W. Bacon. Fairfax M. Cone, who announced his resignation from the board at the meeting, did not cast a vote. After casting his negative vote, Friedman commented: "I'm usually the first to seek a compromise. A year ago I gave up on an important principle to get Willis to withdraw a threat of resignation. Where has this gotten us? "We now have another threat and an actual resignation. I don't think we can continue to operate under such threats. I have resolved that hereafter when anyone offers his resignation, I will promptly accept it." Bacon said: "I think the issue was very clear. Willis submitted his resignation after thoughtful consideration and after planning it for one week. I think we should respect his wishes. "Despite the good work he has done, the cause of our children will not suffer if his resignation is allowed to stand." Cone indicated he agreed with the negative vote. Will Confer Board President Clair Roddewig said he will appoint a three- member committee to confer with Willis under the terms of the decision. Willis has said the school board encroached upon his administrative duties in the Negro transfer controversy. Roddewig noted that a few weeks ago, he had met with Willis in an attempt to "draw up some ground rules to govern the \ f DR. I. ERNSTEIN OPTOMETRIST CONTACT LENSES EYES EXAMINED LIVING SOUND HEARING AIDS GALESBURG OPTICAL CO. Ml S. Mala Honrai • KM. to » PM. rrldayai t KM. to S:W PM, WcdMMdaya TU Hoc*, m -ail? at MS-MI) and the president." But the writing was still in progress when Willis submitted hid resignation, Roddewig said. The controversy between Willis and the board evolved around the transfer plan adopted following complaints by Negro leaders mat their children were forced to attend inferior schools. The plan allowed students in the upper 5 per cent of their classes to transfer from 14 high schools to 24 other schools where advanced academic training was available. Willis reduced the list of schools to nine and was overruled by. the board, which added two more high schools to his list. Friday, Willis lost an appeal to the Illinois Appellate Court which upheld a Superior Court's ruling directing him to allow four top Negro high school pupils to transfer to other schools. The ruling was an outgrowth of a civil rights suit filed late last month by six plaintiffs. Willis disclosed Friday that he had written a letter of resignation Sept. 26, but had withheld it pending reconsideration of the list by the board at its regular Oct. 9 meeting. He said the unfavorable court decision left him with only two alternatives besides resigning: "I would, were I to continue, be either in contempt of court each day I refused to comply with the order or I would sacrifice the integrity of the office of the superintendent of schools." Friends and foes of Willis bombarded board members before their meeting with statements aimed at influencing their action. The Chicago chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said "the best interest of the Chicago public schools and*-the City of Chicago would be served by promptly accepting his resigna tion." Pro-Willis statements and letters were submitted by the Elementary Adjustment Teac her association and the Chicago divi sion of Illinois Education Association. Mayor Richard J. Daley report ed his office had received several hundred letters and wires on the resignation. Daley said the com munications were heavily in favor of retaining Willis. The mayor expressed confidence in the board and regret at the Willis resignation. Also entering the fracus was a warning from the North Centra Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools Lowell B. Fischer, state chairman of the association, said Chi' cago's high schools might lose accreditation because of circumstances leading to Willis' resigna tion. Fischer asked the board for assurance that it will restrict it self to a policy making role no matter who is superintendent. If the assurance is not forth coming, Fischer said, the associa tion will commence an investiga tion that could lead to loss of accreditation. SALESMAN HONORED — Hog* er Bowmaa (above), of MS Daytoi Drive* sales territory manager for the Sapersweet Feeds plant la Monmouth, has Dees honored for his oatstand- tag sales record daring the fiscal year which ended Sept. 1. He has been awarded an en* graved walnut mantle clock, and, along with his wife, will be treated to a 2-day holiday In Minneapolis, as gnests of the Snpersweet home office. Survey Shows Water Supply About Normal URBANA, 111. (AP) - September was exceptionally dry, but the state water survey reports that wate^ supply conditions in most Illinois areas are about normal for this time of year. Virtually no rain fell in the state during the last 20 days of September. Monthly totals varied from one to three inches below normal, the survey said Monday. From Kankakee south, the eastern half of the state had a total rainfall for the month of less than .5 inch. Paris, Palestine, Flora, Lawrenceville and nearby communities had less than .2 inch. Northern Illinois generally had about two inches of rain during the month, the survey said. Levels of water supply reservoirs showed a steady but normal decline in September. Most significant decline was. at Spring Lake, which supplies Macomb. Now is tht Time to Buy o Bullock Garage NO MONEY DOWN F.H.A, FINANCING 3 YEARS TO FAY WHY? ••cau$« winter i» net far away. Bullock builds tho prtltiait garage, unique design. •ulleck builds the strangest garage, by far the strongest, mast economical. It's built to last. flfj HTIMATEf * COMIfEOUf SHVICI OISFUY AT 1079 N. FAINHAM Ph. MMIlf - On •tvtt 94 Rabies Still Menace to Public Health SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)-Rabies, the deadly "mad dog" disease, continues to be a public health threat despite the apparent success of the state's nine-year- old anti-rabies law. Although records show no one in Illinois has died of the disease since 1954, hundreds of children and adults annually undergo the painful anti-rabic treatments because of bites inflicted by wild or domestic animals. So far this year, 594 persons have been treated, the State Health Department reports. This compares with 686 at this time a year ago. Skunks Major Source The greatest reservoir for ra bies appears to be in skunks, ac cording to tests conducted on ani mals suspected of having the dis ease. To date, 70 cases of rabies in skunks have been reported to the State Health Department, 29 ol them from McHenry County. Stephenson County listed 10 and Winnebago County 4. In Southern Illi nois, Pope and Marion counties reported five cases each. Although the disease commonly is associated with summer months, rabies continues to be a threat this fall, said Dr. Paul Schnurrenberger, veterinarian in the State Health Department. He said dog owners, especially hunters who use their dogs in the field, should make certain their animals have been vaccinated. Rabies will continue to be public health threat as long as wild animals provide a reservoir for the disease, he said. Once the symptoms of rabies appear in a man, he dies. At this stage, there is no known cure for the disease, a virus which attacks the central nervous system. Ike Wants GOP to Decide Policies And Pick Candidate to Uphold Them ROVA-Oneida PTA ROVA-Oneida Parent Teacher Association will meet at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening in the High School in Oneida. The program will be a panel discussion on the topic, "Doorways to a Teen-age Code," moderated by Rev. Wayne Biehl of Oneida. Parents of Grades 1 and 2 will serve refreshments during the social hour. NEED GUTTERS? Call WHITE'S - 343-0115 Si emTOft'S NOT!! - How does former President Dwight O. l &ia. enJwwef sjst up various facets ol the political picture with an election year in the offing? Jack Bell, Associated Press po* Utlcarwriter, and Marvin L. AT- rowsmlth* who covered the white House tor the AP during the eight years Eisenhower was president, interviewed him and here is the story. By JACK BELL end MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP)-Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower wants Republicans to battle out policy differences publicly at the 1984 convention—and then pick a presidential candidate best representing majority views proclaimed in a terse party platform. In an interview with The Associated Press, Eisenhower said he would "like to see a good lively fight" among delegates on the GOP's course. In this way "you could have the feeling of consensus of Republican thought" in the choice of presidential and vice presidential nominees. Eisenhower, who wants this sort of wide-open policy debate on the convention floor, met with AP reporters in his office on the Gettysburg College campus. Here are other points he made in a far- ranging discussion of political matters: On Goldwater —He believes he may have been mistaken in interpretation of some of the views of Sen. Barry Goldwater, particularly on repeal of the graduated income tax. But Eisenhower also still believes that before the Arizona senator "can be considered a truly serious candidate, he has to do his best to make his views clear"—in presidential primaries and otherwise— on such matters as foreign policy, medical care for the aged, fiscal responsibility, the farm problem and civil rights. —He has "kept very still in expressing a personal preference" for the presidential nomination because "I have no intention of trying to be a kingmaker." But he -thinks three or four men he declined to name are more highly qualified than others to be president. —Former Vice President Richard M. Nixon has told him he was removing himself absolutely from the 1964 presidential nomination contest. "But," says Eisenhower. "I suppose that if suddenly there was a wave of support that threw him again into the race, there would be no question about his capacity to perform the job." JFK Is Reckless Question: Mr. President, you had quite a bit of experience in the field. What kind of a president do you think Kennedy is making? Gen. Eisenhower: One thing I have always avoided is dealing in personalities. But I will say that in almost every domestic program I see what I consider is a degree of, if not recklessness, at least of carelessness in our budgetary affairs, so that there are few domestic programs, that he has advanced, that I could agree with wholly, Q. The other day you wrote that you are unclear on precisely what are Sen. Goldwater's present views. You called on him and other Republican presidential pos sibilities to state their views clearly. On what particular issues are you unclear about Goldwater? Do they include, for example, civil rights? A. I don't know exactly what he has said about civil rights, but think he has probably taken a moderate course. I believe he must believe, like all of us, in progress in this field. As a matter of fact, I believe in just as fast progress as we can make, but it must not be so impulsive as to be destructive. Q. Sen. Goldwater professed himself to be mystified, saying he thought he had made his views on the issues very clear. Possibly Mistaken A. I may have been mistaken, but I thought at one time he had argued for complete repeal of the graduated income tax. In this I have been told that I was mistaken. But a couple of weeks ago, in an interview, he said he was against it in principle. He thought the only practical thing to do was to keep the graduated tax in proper bounds, useful bounds, that would do the least damage to incentives and our capabilities of accumulating reinvestment capital while we were getting the necessary revenues to run the country. I accept this attitude, except that I believe the graduated income tax is, within reason, correct in principle, too. I think unquestionably his view now is one that would be close to mine. But there have been a number of his I views in the past that my friends and I, in our talks, tiivt just not known in detail. 1 assume that if he comes into a position of candidacy, that he will try to take each of these things-the farm problem, sound fiscal proposals, foreign affairs and whatever—that he will define his approach in terms that a man can say, "I can take this," or, "I would object to this." Q. Specifically, on civil rights Goldwater has said he is opposed to what is called the public accommodations proposal. I wonder what your view on that particular proposal is? Suites Owa View A, Personally, I would think if we are going to get into this thing as a matter of law, and if you could get it passed, we should base our effort on the 14th and 15th Amendments (to the Constitution). If I had to vote on this thing on the theory that the interstate commerce clause (of the Constitution) would give you the necessary authority to establish such a law, and enact it and enforce it, t would be very doubtful. 1 can't believe the framers of our Constitution would try to take the interstate commerce clause and make it apply to a little filling station or a hamburger place, so as to regulate who could come in there and who couldn't, I would hope that here we would have an awful lot of moral suasion—as much as law—because I can see many ways that you probably could settle this thing. Q. An incumbent president usually is supposed to have the odds on his side. What makes you think that a Republican can beat Kennedy next year? I assume you think that. A. Yes, I do. 1 think, of course, you have to have the right combination. You have to clearly establish a clean-cut program of action. This you do in your platform. Then you have to have a candidate who can appeal to the people in the mass with the logic of his position, pointing up where he can do things better than his predecessor, and one who enjoys the respect of the United States. And along with that, he should have a very fine vice presidential RAILROADING MURPHYS—Harry C. Murphy, president of the Burlington Railroad, with his three grandsons — Robert Murphy, 6, Peter Garbe, 6, and Michael Garbe, 12 of Aurora—preview part of the Electro-Motive Division, General Motors' display for the American Railway Progress Exposition Oct. 9-16. The grandsons are admiring a model of G. M.'s new 2,500 hourse- power locomotive. Three of the new locomotives can do the work of five older units shown on the rear track. The Burlington soon will place a number of the new GP-35 units in freight service. Mutual Posts Fourth Quarter Distribution MINNEAPOLIS - The Board Of Directors of investors Mutual, Inc., has declared a quarterly dividend of 10 cents per sham payable Sept. 27. \m, to shareholders of record Sept. 26, 19 *9. Harold K. Bradford, chairman and president, announced. This fourth quarter dividend of the fund's fiscal year ending Sept. 30, is derived exclusively from dividend and interest income and compares with 10 cents per share paid from this source a year ago. It is the 92nd consecutive divi* dend paid by the fund. A distribution of 20 cents per share representing realized security profits also was declared. The like distribution a year ago was 35 cents per share. The total of 30 cents per share will be distributed to the fund's «36,40S shareholders and will be paid on approximately 188,500,000 shares currently outstanding, compared with 168,000,000 shares outstanding at the end of the previous fiscal year. Investors Mutual, Inc., oldest of five funds associated with Investors Diversified Services, Inc., is the largest mutual fund in the world, with current assets in excess of $2 billion. Now You Know By United Press International Antarctica's glaciers often move at the unusually swift pace of 600 yards a year, according to the National Georgraphic Society. nominee who would do the same things. I have kept very still in expressing a personal preference in this field. I want to see every possible candidate putting his personal program or personal platform before the public. Then let it be debated. not a zestful change in the daily menu? They're here now-the all-new Falcons for 1964! We've kept the economy that made Falcon famous. (Falcon's Six still holds the all-time Mobil Economy Run record for Sixes or Eights.) But we've changed everything else. New style, new comfort, new convenience and the plushest ride a compact ever had. Come test-drive the '64 Falcon soon! 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