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Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, October 9, 1963
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2 Golesbura Regjster>Maif t Gofesburg, HI, Wednesday, Oct-. 9, 1963 County Office Changes Caused by New State Law The committee responsible for providing office space in the Knox County Courthouse faces A game of musical chairs in finding rooms for everyone, un der the arrangement set up by the new state judicial amend ment. The Judiciary and Clerk 's Offl ces Committee of the Knox County Board of Supervisors won approval of the first step from the board in the October meeting this morning. Peek Into Board Room Although no cost was given, the committee will go ahead with partitioning off 21 feet on the Defer Nursing Home Plans to Amass Data Although the Knox County Board plans to hold a referendum next spring on a bond issue for a new nursing home, the supervisors were advised today to wait until next month before making definite plans. State's Atty. Donald C. Woolsey told the board it would be best to wait until something could be heard from the planners before jumping into the referendum operation, and said there was enough time between November and April to carry out a proper campaign on the issue. Woolsey suggested tying the referendum with the primary election next April. Specialists Needed The prospects of marketing the bonds were discussed by Woolsey, and he said Howard Voss of Kenilworth has volunteered to meet at his own expense with the board and nursing home committee to explain the situation. Voss represents Municipal Research Associates. "Because there are many things to consider in such a huge bond issue, it would be smart to call in specialists for advice on the situation," Woolsey said. Study Rail Objections Turning to the 1961 tax objections by the railroads in the county, Woolsey asked that a resolution be passed to settle the difficulties. The board approved the request, stipulating the same terms be reached as in the tax settlements for 1958,1959 and 1960. The railroads settled for a 40 per cent refund of the amount of taxes to which they objected (50 per cent of the total taxes) for those three years, and dropped all objections to tax rates levied by south side of the supervisors meeting room on the third floor This work will be started at the close of the current term of the circuit court. Robert D. Peck, county super intefldent of schools, will move his office into the new area which will be divided into three rooms, according to Richard M Burgland, chairman of the com mittee. Court tnto Peck's Room This will make room in the superintendent's present office for the new magistrate court, This setup will take the place of all justices of the peace and police magistrate courts in the county. Burgland said this wil be a temporary location, but it must be provided by Jan. 1, 1964 Other changes are under con sideration, and Burgland and his co-chairman, A. T. McMaster, revealed one plan. They propos ed moving the circuit clerk also to the third floor. The office would include the supervisors old room and the space now occupied by the office of supervisor of assessments. Expands Circuit Scope The circuit clerk will apparently take over many records and responsibilities now held by the county clerk, the two men ex plained, and this shift will give enough room to the clerk plus make way for another move. Because the supervisor of as sessments position will no longer exist after 1964, the county treasurer, located on the first floor, will take over the records. Thus Burgland hopes to move the as sessors office from the third to first floor to get all tax records together. Present Changes Tentative Burgland and McMaster stressed that this plan was only tentative. "Much of our work will have to come after the judges and clerks decide on the circuit's organization," Burgland said, "and we may find out something more definite after the meeting of the judicial officers this afternoon here." The committee will also have Fire Power Show Planned Next Week A specialist in demonstrations on the causes and control of fires and explosions will present a two- day fire power show in Galesbur$ Oct. 17-18. Jerry Mayer, St. Paul fire protection engineer, will present a can change if needed," he said. J number of unusual demonstrations to find room for the new office of recorder, who will be elected in 1964. The entire plan may have to be scrapped, Burgland said, when the final decisions are made by the judges, or if an attempted plan does not work. "We hope to keep expenses to a minimum and make only minor changes (none structural) so we Would Do Differently Some opposition to the outlined program was noted from board members, based primarily on the amount of traffic the circuit clerk already handles. James Walsh pointed out that 300 persons come to the office each week to make support payments, and with added records and responsibilities, the traffic will be much higher in the future than now. No changes, Burgland said, are proposed for the second floor, where the state's attorney and sheriff, as well as the county and circuit courts, are located. Circuit Group Mulls Changes Caused by Law Implementation of the new judicial amendment, approved by Illinois voters last November, was discussed in Galesburg this afternoon by officers of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court District. Judge Burton Roeth called the meeting to prepare changes required by the amendment which will become effective Jan. 1964. Those present included Circuit Court judges, clerks and County Court judges. The district is comprised of Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough and Warren counties. (Continued on page 37) Birth Record Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Dean T. Johnson, Victoria, a girl Tuesday at 7:19 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn E. McNeil, 1112 Jefferson St., a girl today at 8:17 a. m. Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Cary, 1013 Beecher Ave., a girl today at 9:10 a. m. Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Demoss, 909 Olive St., a boy today at 9:55 a. m. Mr. and Mrs. Fred McDowell, Rural Route Oneida, a girl today at 11:42 a. m. Born at St. Mary 's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Dale Frakes, 909 N. Henderson St., a boy Tuesday at 2:10 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stotler, Abingdon, a boy Tuesday at 5:24 p. m. MUMS All the Fall Colors 50c and 75c per doz. Nicely Arranged Vases. Reasonably Priced. Chos. S. Griffin Ph. 343*9976 919 Brown Ave. New Pastor Is Visitor at State Hospital Event The new minister of Trinity Lutheran Church of Galesburg was shown a phase of the church's social service program, Tuesday. Rev. Constant Johnson, accompanied by intern pastor Don Fultz, attended a ward party given to patients at Galesburg State Research Hospital by nine members of the church. The group renewed its party schedule for women's Ward C-23 with a pre-Halloween afternoon visit and refreshment session. Treats and decorations followed the tradition All-Saints Eve pat tern. Members who were hostesses for the party were Mrs. H. L. Ericsson, Mrs. E. C. Goehrig, Mrs. William Hocker, Mrs. Eric Johnson, Miss Esther Nelson, Mrs. Lillie Nelson, Mrs. H. D. Pearson, Mrs. Arthur Rose and Mrs. George O. Rose. Request School District Land Detachment No date has been set for a public hearing on a petition to transfer 80 acres from the ROVA School District to AlWood School District. The petition was filed this week with the Knox County Board of School Trustees which has jurisdiction over such matters. Robert D, Peck, ex-officio secretary to the trustees, said the hearing will probably be held Oct. 29 or 30. Area involved is in Rio Township and Frederick and Anna Peterson, petitioners, point out in their request that no district will have less population or assessed valuation as a result of the transfer. Zone Hearing For Seminary Set Thursday City Plan Commission will hold a public hearing Thursday on a proposal to rezone Seminary Street between North and Losey streets to a commercial classification. Rezoning the area from multiple family classification to commercial is sought primarily to enable the Medical Arts Clinic to expand its facilities. A commercial classification would allow it to expand its building at the northwest corner of Seminary and Grove streets and build a park ing lot. The clinic has grown from a one-doctor operation to four doctors and 10 other employes at present and has purchased the adjacent property. The commission has refused two previous petitions from clinic owners, headed by Dr. S. M. Hanauer, but no vote was taken on either at City Council meetings. Aldermen opposed the idea of commercializing the remainder of the property but deferred action until a recommendation is made by the City Plan Commission. The reclassification would constitute spot zoning, they have argued. All of Seminary Street will eventually be reclassified to commercial, according to future city plans, and portions of it are commercial now, Robert C. Stoerz- bach, attorney for the clinic, has asserted. He added that he could not see why the area in question could not be commercialized since Seminary Street from Peck to Main is commercial at present. on the control of fires and explosions in industrial properties, institutions, mercantile establishments, farms and homes. Sponsored by the Galesburg Fire Department and assisted by the Knox County Safety Council, the sessions will be held at Galesburg High School, Churchill and Lombard junior high schools. Thursday sessions a f the high school will be held at 8:55 a.m. for the student body, 12:45 p.m. for parochial students, and 7:30 p.m. for representatives of industry, custodians and fire service personnel. The latter demonstration is to be a technical session. A Friday session at Lombard Junior High School will begin at 8:30 a.m. Time of the afternoon session at Churchill will be announced later, but an evening demonstration at the church for parents and PTA members will be held at 8 o'clock. Mayer, a fire protection engineer for 32 years, served for 18 of those years as fire insurance inspector in more than 16 states. He was with Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Co. as safety director and fire prbtection manager for 12 years. Mayer has an $8,000 portable laboratory to demonstrate unusual causes of fire. Finance Program Firms and organizations who have contributed to the financing of the show include Insurance Agents, Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Power Co., Thermogas Co., Midwest Manufacturing Co., Register-Mail, WGIL, WAIK, Intra State Telephone Co., Galesburg Trades and Labor Assembly, Butler Manufacturing Co., Gale Products, Howe Manufacturing Co., Gunther Construction Co., Jaycees, Galesburg Firefighters Local 555, and Knox Safety Council. All sessions are free. Although the technical session is free, those attending must have tickets to be presented at the door. Local 685 Will Elect Officers, Boards Sunday Local 685, United Rubber Workers at Gates Rubber Co., will elect officers for the coming year Sunday at the Labor Temple. Neil Zachmeyer, the incumbent president, is seeking re-election and is opposed by William Mitch ell and Richard Formhals. With no vice president holding office now, Lyle Skinner and John Stockton are running for the post. Skinner is the current secretary, and Jack Bowles has no opposition to this post. Earl Allen, Ray Darst and Wayne Asbury are candidates for the treasurer's position, now held by George Petrie. Nominees for positions on the executive board include Lyle Goedeke, Roger Cross and Charles Hess, and for the board of trustees, Ed Kobold, Harry Tutwiler, Doug Curry, John Davies and Fred Rodenhouser. The election will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., according to Zachmeyer, and no formal meeting is scheduled. D0ESY0UR _ NEED A BREAK? Our MONEY SERVICE provides a refreshing lift for weary budgets. Stop in... ANYTIME! "An ALUG«le«burg Company serving Galesburg people" GALESBURG FINANCE & THRIFT CO. 131 f. rriirio 342-4110 JFK Flies Again WASHINGTON (UPI) — President Kennedy plans to fly to Chicago Nov. 2 to attend the Army- Air Force football game, a contest he helped arrange to be played in Soldier Field. The White House said Tuesday that Mayor Richard Daley had sought Kennedy's aid in getting the game played in Chicago. The White House said the President acted on the request and then accepted an invitation to attend. "LOOK" to th# Give-A-Gift WliiRS 149 E. Main St. for Fino Dinnerware $1 Down - $1 Week Navajo Indians Appeal Narcotic Conviction SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (UPI) — Three Navajo Indians found guilty of using the cactus- derived narcotic peyote in religious ceremonies appealed their conviction Tuesday in U. S. District Court. Judges Gerald Brown and Lloyd E. Griffin have 90 days in which to decide on the appeal motion. In arguing for reversal of the conviction in Superior Court last Nov. 29, American Civil Liberties Union lawyer A. L. Wiron con- dended the defendants' constitutional rights of religion were violated when they were found guilty. The defendants — Jack Woody, 29, Dinnevito Trading Post, Ariz.; Dan Dee Nez, 52, Ludlow, Calif.; | and Leon Anderson, Parker Dam, Calif .— had been placed on two years probation and each agreed to refrain from further use of the drug. They were arrested in April 1962 in an Indian hogau. Dog's Nerves, Topic of 2 Lecturers An English psychiatrist and neurologist will lecture on the development of the nerve system in the brain of the ddg at a seminar Thursday at Galesburg State Research Hospital Dr. G. Pampigltone, a staff member of the Bethlem Royal Hospital and Institute Of Psychiatry, in London, wilt discuss "Neurological Development of the Dog Brain" with staff members of Research Hospital and other invited professionals of the area. The seminar will be held in the hospital medical library at 2 :30 p.m. A related seminar on the "Development of Behavioral Patterns in the Dog" was held Tuesday, the lecturer was Dr. J. P. Scott, of the Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Me. Relation Seen The ultimate goal of studies on the developing brain and behavior in animals is a better understanding of how man's brain develops and how abnormal conditions can be prevented or alleviated. A long-range project to develop a background of information on the development of the brain of man and animals is under way at Research Hospital. The current series of seminars was planned to aid area medical personnel in keeping abreast of national and world-wide trends in the field. The Weather Kay to Pag* 1 Waatbar Strip* Brown—Siorm Vallow—Fait Bad— Warn* Bin*—Cold NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Fair and continued mild tonight and Thursday. Lows tonight 45-52. Highs Thursday 78-83. IOWA: Generally fair tonight and Thursday, a little cooler central tonight. Lows tonight 40s north to 50s south. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Fair tonight, lows near 50. Mostly sunny and continued mUd Thusrday, highs in lower 80s. Light and variable winds tonight and southerly around 10 m.p.h. Thursday. Outlook or Friday, partly cloudy and continued warm. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Fair and mild through Thursday. Low tonight mid 40s. High Thursday low 80s. Illinois 5-Day Exi*nd«d Forecast ^ NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Temperatures will average about six degrees above the normal highs of 64-89 and normal lows of 42-47. Only minor day-to-day changes in temperature^ are indicated Th ISSUES EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT—Guy W. Parkins (right), director of civil defense in Galesburg and Knox County, displays fire extinguishers as part of equipment issued to the Knox County Emergency Disaster Unit. Looking on is Bill Day, unit commander. Presentation of equipment, provided by city and county funds, was made Tuesday evening here in the American Legion Home. Emergency Unit Receives New Equipment Presentation of additional emergency equipment was featured at the regular meeting of the Knox County Emergency Disaster Unit Tuesday evening here in the American Legion Home. Guy W. Parkins, director of civil defense in Galesburg and Knox County, made the presentation of the equipment provided by city and county funds. Charge Violan With Murder j-jiurs- ay" through Monday. Precipitation ill total less than one-tenth of an inch in a few showers likely about Friday or Saturday. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 72; morning's low, 53. Sky clear, wind out of the south. (Tuesday's maximum, 78; midnight. 55.) Sun rose today at 7 A3 a. m., sets at 6:36 p. m. Humidity, 60%. RIVER~STAGES St. Louis—0.3 fall 0.7. Beardstown—9.5 no change. Havana—5.'5 no change. Peoria—11.7 no change. LaSalle—10.6 rise 0.1. Grafton—14.9 fall 0.1. Keokuk—2.2 rise 0.2. Dubuque—6.9 fall 0.1. Davenport—3.7 no change. Burlington—7.1 fall 0.1. Henderson Club Engages Speaker HENDERSON — The Henderson Woman's Club will hold its monthly meeting Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the clubroom. Ralph And e r s o n, Henderson Township supervisor, will give a talk about the Knox County Nursing Home. The hostesses will be Mrs. Earl Parker, Mrs. Arleigh Hunt and Mrs. Harold Erickson. Murder charges were filed Tuesday afternoon in Aledo against J. T. Bishop of Viola. State's Atty. Glenn Appleton filed the charges, which stemmed from the death of Vernon Green, 51, of Matherville Monday night. Green had allegedly tried to stop an argument between Mr. and Mrs. Bishop in a Matherville restaurant, and Bishop turned on Green. An autopsy later showed the victim had died of a bracken neck. Preliminary hearing for Bishop was set for Oct. 18 in Mercer County Circuit Court. The defendant is being held without bond at the county jail in Aledo. An inquest will be held Thursday night at 7:30 in the courthouse. Mercer County Coroner Les Stone will conduct the hearing. Identified in the new equipment are fire extinguishers, first aid kits, ropes and field bags. Bill Day, a former commander of Ralph M. Noble Post of the American Legion, is commander of the emergency unit, which has a roster of 22 members. Complete Training Day reported that each member has taken 26 hours of first aid Planes Are Plausible GENOA, Italy (UPI) - An Italian scientist said tonight supersonic transport planes could replace the first stage of rockets in the launching of satellites. Prof. Antonio Eula of Rome University told the 11th International Communications Congress here that once supersonic transports become available they could be used as carriers for heavy space vehicles. A 170-ton supersonic plane could launch a 70-ton rocket capable of placing a 2.3-ton satellite in an orbit 300 miles from earth, Eula said. City Slates Own Back Yard Sale—Back of City Hall Bargain hunters who make the rounds of Galesburg's numerous back yard, front yard, side yard, patio, garage and hallway sales may want to add another to their itinerary Thursday. In addition to the more than a dozen sales advertised in the Galesburg Register-Mail, the city will hold one tomorrow at 10 a.m. —at the north end of the police station, behind City Han. Up for sale will be a vast array of items known as "abandoned property" —merchandise which has come into city possession one way or another, and whose owners have not been found. Included in the assortment are 16 bicycles in various conditions, a 12-gauge shotgun, a pile of hubcaps, radio, small field glasses, an electric lantern, shoes, a clock and "other items too nu- Fines Levied On Trio in County Court .Three Galesburg youths pleaded guilty this morning to a charge of giving false reports of a stolen car and each were assessed $25 and costs in Knox County Court. The boys, Kenneth D. Mason, 19, of 1039 S. Pearl St., James Kern, 19, of 1052 N. Cedar St., and Dave Bradford, 20, or 700 Olive St., were fined on a recommendation by State's Atty. Donald Woolsey. The defendants are trying to enlist in the armed forces and probation or a high fine might have disqualified them, Woolsey said. Arrest came early Tuesday morning when the boys told police that Mason's car had been stolen from a bowling alley on North Henderson Street. A policeman reported seeing the car in a field north of the Drive-In Theater on U.S. 34 and a further check revealed that the right' front wheel of the car was twisted and ignition wires pulled off. The defendants confessed that they pulled wires from the s'«tch giving the appearance that someone had jumped the connection to start the car, authorities said. Continues Arraignment In another case in Knox County Court, Judge Daniel Roberts Richard Traff, 22, of 1418 Maple Ave., and Allan F. Faust, 25, of 1343 Jefferson St., to Friday m o r n i n g. The defendants, charged with reckless driving and operating a car while under the influence of liquor, requested continuance. training, along with fire fighting and civil defense training. He observed that the unit was organized for the purpose of helping local and county fire and police elements, Red Cross and civil defense agency in time of an emergency. Each member will carry in his car emergency equipment issued and will be ready to serve in any emergency, Day added. Chicago Police Keep Guard on Yugoslavian CHICAGO (UPI)—Police maintained guard of the Yugoslavian consulate today after a rumor an assassination attempt might be made on the consul general. Police said there was no immediate comment from the consulate or the consul general, Nikola Kryinovic. _ The vigil was set up yesterday after police learned from a next- door neighbor that several persons had tried to rent two rooms overlooking the consulate. Police said the persons allegedly wanted the rooms for a try on Kryinovic's life. Police said they had a report that a demonstration was planned for Sunday in front of the consulate by a group opposed to Marshal Tito. Waives Court Costs The only person to be brought before Police Magistrate D. Paul Nolan this morning Was William K. Flaherty, 63, of route 3 Galesburg, who was fined $10 including costs on a disorderly conduct charge. He paid the $5 fine and court costs were waived. ANNOUNCING merous to mention," as the sale, ads say. The auctioneer will be Mike Gravino, the city purchasing agent, who volunteered for the job. "Names of the owners of the property are not known and have not been obtainable through the exercise of reasonable diligence," Gravino said. City officials are optimistic about the outcome of the sale. At similar ones in the past, the unclaimed items have sold like hot cakes. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! 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