Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 5, 1973 · Page 17
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 17

Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, July 5, 1973
Page 17
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,18 (klesbura Reflistef*Mai) # (tote* burp,,,11{. Senior Lawmaker Jhuraday,, July5,1973 Retires, Prexy By SAM HANCOCK ROBINSON, 111. (UPI) - A prftrtitlMW of the soft-sell in politics h» left the vtoeyards of state and national Republicanism after helping win and lose some big ones in the last id years. h Victor Leroy Lafayette Smith, better known aa "Vic," announced his retirement late last month as the senior state Republican chairman in the nation and as a member of the GOP National Committee. 'The 67-year-oM publisher of we weekly Robinson Argus, lounded In 1863 by George Washington Harper, foster grandfather of his, wife, doubts fiat be would move any differently if he had the chance to retrace some of his' steps along the political trail. " "I doubt if it would change anything," said the silver* thaitohed Smith for whom the graying process speeded up after Richard Nikon's hairbreadth loss to John F. Kennedy in I960. Choose Successor Saturday Smith's term as state chair- itiart does not expire until next April but he already had decided because of the continuing pressures of office to steft down by Aug. 1. He said he wanted to give the new chairman, to be chosen Saturday in Chicago, at least six months in office to prepare for the 1974 primary. So when a vacancy Occurred on the International Boundary Commission, United States and Canada, and Smith learned that he Was an acceptable candidte by presidential appointment, he decided to hasten his departure from the political scene. "To be eligible I would need to be free of political offices I held," Smith said. The position is not salaried but members do receive $100 a day on days they actually work. Bom on A farm in Crawford County the son of A.R. Smith, a farmer with some political clout and a friend of former Gov. ten Small, getting ito politfeai harness waft a natural thing for Smith. About the time the Great Depression struck, Smith was helping establish the Young Republicans organization in Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois for awhile and worked on the Argus. Smith believes the Watergate scandal will be beneficial to both parties, he said, through tightened reins on persons in positions of. authority in high places.': But he said he firmly believes that President Nixon had .tithing to do with the affair. ' "Naturally, the President wouldn't have time to oversee what all is going on in the White House," said Smith. "A small coterie of individuals was responsible for it. Free For You Why Should You Pay for Your Checking Account or the Privilege of Having Personalized Checks? At the Bank of Galesburg We Offer Free Checking Accounts and Free Fully Personalized Checks. - We Appreciate Our Customers and Want to Give Them Something Free. Join the Bank of Galesburg Today and Put Some Extra Money in Your Pocket. "The Bonk That Leads The Way" Bank of Galesburg MEMBER F.D.I.C. MAIN & KELLOGG PH. 343-4141 Some people do fine without the Payroll \ Savings Plan. It depends on your dreams* If all they need to come true is a dime here and a quarter there, you'll do fine with a sturdy piggy bank; But if youVe got some bigger plans, like a vacation, college tuition for the kids, or a new car, you need something more. You needa savings jffogram that delivers steady growth and healthy interest You need the Payroll Savings Plan. Just sign up for it at work. Then an amount you specify is automatically set aside from your paycheck and used to buy U.S, Savings Bonds, You can use your expenses. Andatthesame tothe future. U£.Saving8 Bonds through the Payroll Savings Plan. For people with big dreams. . stock 7 ln^menca. Buy U, S. Savings Bonds Vtm S Bond* p«jr SH% iatomt mbn bid to mtttsitf U t KM, 10 month* (i% th. tnt yur). Booth ara MflataTS fast, stolen, or dwtroyid. ViUa audit Ham tu b. oub*l »k joa buk. IuUwtf U not pib>ct to "What could be very bad tor the country is for the people to lose faith in our system which is the best ever devised to date." Smith Mid the ftepubUcan party was hot ft$oitttbfe for Watergate. "Neither was the Democratic parlor In Illinois responsible for the Powell end Kerner things nor the Republican party for the Hodge scandal." 'Bright New Faces' As a result of Watergate, Smith sees "some blight new faces" on the presidential scene in 1971 "I think Senator Percy will be in the group. He is one of the guys who wants to lead at the top level and he has the ability to do it. I think Splro Agnew will be in the picture. Howard Baker will have his Victoria Class Holds 40th Meet In Galesburg VICTORIA - The Victoria High School Class of 1933 met at the Galesburg Holiday Inn June 29 for its 40th class re union. Eight members out of 17 were present — Helen (Collinson) Chapman, Donald Fahnstrom, Howard Gibbs, Mary (Gibbs) Murdock, Jean (Leng) McNaught, Mrytle (Milroy) Lorance, Russell Sanquist and Florence (King) Oates. Table grace was given by Mrs. Ray Chapman and toastmistress for the evening was Mrs. Claude Lorance. Roll call was answered by each telling what they had been doing during the past 40 years. Two de ceased members, Maurice Krans and Charles Jaquard, were remembered in a poem read by Mrs. Donald Fahnstrom. Mrs. Ray Chapman headed the committee for this reunion. It was decided to have another reunion in five years. The com mittee will consist of Donald Fahnstrom, chairman, Howard Gibbs and Russell Sanquist. Berwick Visits BERWICK - Mr. and Mrs Bert Kidwell have returned home after visiting Kidwell's father Joe Kidwell and other relatives at Springfield, Ky. Ed Tabb has returned home from a week's visit with his granddaughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Kent Donaholt of Johnson, Tenn. Mr. and Mrs. Elna Bradshaw, Deno Evans and Don Eudaley have returned from a vacation trip that took them to Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri. Miss Donna Meachum and Miss Patty Trujillo of Denver, Colo., are visiting Miss Meachum's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Novis Meachum. Mrs. Bob Tucker and Lori of Edwardsville spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Mildred Eaton. Rev. Mark Kafkas has returned home from a vacation to visit relatives in New Hampshire and Maine. Mrs. Kafkas and Janet remained for a longer visit. Sparta Sparklers Explain Skills WATAGA-The Sparta Spark lers 4-H Club learned how to make several items at the June meeting of the group at the Wataga Town Hall. Sally Palmer showed the girls how to make browiiies; Vicki SchuHz demonstrated how to prepare materials for candle making; Judi Poettgen lex- plained bird feeder construction; Teri O'Connor showed how to prepare material for sewing, and Peggy Bramlett demonstrated how to make chip dip- Book reports also were given by Kathy Steck on "The Trapp Family Singers" and Phyllis Shragal on "The Pearl." place In the sun. "McGovem is completely out of the Democratic picture," Smith bald. "1 think; they will hope to get Ted Kennedy to run and 1 would think they couldn't overlook Adlal Steviniofi." On the state OOP scene, Smith gives hi#i marts to At* torney General William Scott and Reps. John Anderson and Edward Derwinski. And he said he believes the door will be open to former Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie if he wants to walk through it again "or he could be injected into the national pic* tune." Smith has known two presidents well but said he would always have a special' feeling for the late Sin. Everett M. Dirksen. "OM Ev was always <taking my hand and leading me by some Of those rough places," Smith said. And he added, but not as an after-thought, "The press has always been good to a small town guy with small town ways." GOP Retiree Victor L. Smith, who retired late last month as the senior state Republican chairman in the nation, looks over an issue of the weekly newspaper he publishes. He also resigned as a member of the GOP National Committee. UNIFAX ATHLETE'S FOOT HOW TO TREAT IT— Apply quick-drying T-4-L. Feci it take hold to cheek Itch, burning in MINUTES. In 3 to 8 .days, infected skin sloughs off. Watch HEALTHY akin replace it! If not delighted IN ONE HOUR, your; 69c back at any tfruf counter. NOW at OSCO DRUG. Art, Craft Show Planned Aug* 3 In Stark County TOULON - An art and craft show and sale will be held Aug. on the Stark County Courthouse lawn in conjunction with the Old Settlers "program. The show will be open to artists or handicraftsmen of all age groups in Stark County and adjoining counties. In the event of rain, the show and sale will be held at Toulon High School. Persons who want to participate should contact Mrs. Lawrence Schroeder or the Coast to Coast Store, both at Toulon, by July 30. BANKAMERiCARD //y///•//// /// // IN DOWNTOWN GALESBURG JULY CLEARANCE SPORT COATS KNITS-SEERSUCKERS-BLAZERS Were $39.95 to $45 SALE *29 M Were $75 to $79.95 $Cft88 Were $50 to $59.95 $3988 SALE SALE Were $85 to $89.95 *69 88 SALE Were $65 to $69.95 SALE *49 88 Were $100 to $120 $g ^88 SALE MENS SUMMER SUITS KNITS gnd DACRON-WOOLS Were $75 to $85 $Cft88 SALE Were $89.95 to $100 *69 88 SALE Were $110 to $120 $ 84 88 SALE SALE Were $130 $94" Ware $150 to $155 $11A88 SALE * ONE BIG GROUP MEN'S SUITS Regulor Weight & Light Weight GREAT BARGAINS $J933 GREAT SAVINGS Cuffs free other alterations at a slight charge MEN'S PANTS KNITS and WOVEN Were $12 to $16.95 Were $17.95 to $19.95 Were $21.00 to $22.95 SALE no SALE « 4 88 SALE »18" Were $24.95 to $27.50 $7 ^88 mmmm SALE Were $29.95 to $32.50 *24» SALE Were $35 to $37.50 *29" SALE IN DOWNTOWN GALESBURG

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