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Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, October 9, 1963
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Golttburo ftcoisfef'Moif, Goltsburg, III, Wednesdov, Oct. ?. fr#63 3 Universalis! Church Making Way for New I^ratog Meets at Womans Club The church congregation has been meeting at the Womans. Club, 516 N. Prairie St., for more than a year. Mrs. Clifford Bauer, a member of the church, said that $20,000 was realized from the sale of the church, and money received from other items sold amounted to about $2,000. A portion of this money, she said, will go into a building fund for a new church. Dr. Stanley Manning of Avon, and pastor of the church from 1951 to 1954, reported that the church is currently seeking a site for a building. Knox Construction Co. workers started demolition of the interior of the church several months ago' and are now tearing down the exterior. David Wainer, owner of the company, said the building should be leveled by this weekend. The stone construction materials of the church, he said, are, available to anyone. He said that some of the material is being used to outline the driveway entrance at Lake Bracken. Windows Expensive Wainer said that the two large stained glass windows on the east and west sides of the church originally cost: about $5,000 apiece. This statement was partially confirmed by Clay, who said that the east window originally cost $5,000, but he wasn't sure of the cost of the one on the west. Wainer said that the price of the windows and the cost of installing them today would be about $20,000 apiece. Robert Colville, co-owner of Midwest Photo Service, who repaired stained glass in windows in the 1930s stated this figure would be^about correct if the windows were intact. He added that they would probably have to be restored By LARRY REIO Lombard College closed its doors mie thfttt 30 ye*t* ago. today the last building in Gafesburg directly associated With this institution will soon be gone* - . Hie 68-year old Universalist-Unitariah Church, located on the northeast corner of Prairie and Tompkins streets, is being razed to make way for a privately operated parking lot for business and professional people. Millard Clay, operator of Clay's Wallpaper and Paint Store, purchased the property from the church Aug. 16. He said construction on the parking lot will begin just as soon as the church structure is removed. Clay was unable to tell at present how much the parking lot project would cost. FLOWER Arrangement Class TUESDAY NIGHTS Tod Ferris, Instructor Coll 342-6159 for complete details . somewhat before they could' be used again. Rev. George DeOraff, pastor of Grace episcopal Church, diagonally across the street said glass of this type was 1 popular during the latter part of the 19th century, but has lost its popularity today.- More and more churches today are using stained glass windows characteristic of the medievel and modern periods, he said. The windows of the Universalist-Unitarian church are probably Victorian art glass, lie said. Clay said that the windows were made in Italy. Name Changed The church took its present name in 1960 when Universalist and Unitarian denominations merged. The cornerstone of the edifice was laid in 1894, and the building was completed in 1896. Whether the cornerstone contains historic materials has not been determined. During the existence of Univer- salist-sponsored Lombard College, the church flourished. Early in the 20th Century, said Mrs. Clifford Bauer, a member of the church, the membership was between 300-500. This was a notable increase over the membership of 185 at the time of the dedication of the church in 1895. Knox students and faculty members helped swell the membership, Dr. Manning said. All this changed though when Lombard College shut its doors. Membership decreased until it now stands at about 100, Mrs. Bauer said. Nobody is just sure when Universalism came to Galesburg, but an historical account of the denomination indicates it was probably some time before 1854, the date when the first meeting was held to organize a Universalist society in Galesburg. A Universalist church organization was formed about 1856, and several buildings served as meeting places, in the early years. Dr. Manning said that a Second Presbyterian Church on South Street was utilized for a period of time and later a Methodist Church. Rev. William Starr Ballou was the first resident pastor. Complete Plans for Church In 1863 the plans were laid for building of a Universalist Church which was erected in 1865 on the site of the present structure at a cost of $11,000, Dr. Manning said. The church bell, removed from the tower of the present church Tuesday, was the original bell in the old building, Mrs. Bauer said, and cost $200. Wainer said that the bronze metallic bell weighs about 1,200 pounds. By 1892, members of the congregation began to consider, the need for a new church. The building was completed on the same site at a cost of $27,000, including furnishings. Rev. Richard Burns was the CHURCH BUILDING COMING DOWN—Gaping hole left by demolition crew on north side of Univertalist-Unitartan Church at northeast corner of Tompkins and Prairie streets frames big stained glass window depicting Christ and Elders on east side of church. Wreckers said this and companion window on west side were worth $20,010 apiece today. Their fate has not been determined. The church, unused for more than a year, is being demolished to make way for a privately operated parking lot. (Galesburg Register-Mail photo by Dale Humphrey.) last resident pastor of the church, leaving in 1959. Since that time, the pulpit has been filled by supply pastors and students. Unjversalists founded the Illinois Liberal Institute, forerunner of. Lombard College, about 1850. The name was later changed to Lombard University, then' to Lombard College. The institution which flourished for 80 years was taken over by Unitarians in 1928. The church played an important role in the daily life of Lombard College. The centennial booklet recalls that faculty receptions were often held there, and in addition to this, the church served as a place of worship for many of Lombard's students. Lombard Old Main, one of the primary buildings on the Lombard campus, was razed in 1955, and now with the destruction of the church, Lombard's physical establishment will indeed pass into history. Teeth Are Approved LONDON (UPI) — National Health Service officials disclosed today they had approved a new set of false teeth for a Scotsman who swallowed his old ones while sleeping. University Enrollment Sets Record Final first semester enrollment figures for the University of Illinois at Urtana'tiiampaign hit an all-time record total of 25,611 students, an increase of 1,444 over the previous high recorded last year, Dean C. W. Sanford of the office of admissions and records, announced today. The total is 5.W per cent more than last year and was reflected in seven colleges. Once again, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with 690 more students had the greatest numerical increase: The Graduate College with 617 more and College of Law with 90 more were next. College of Law had the greatest percentage' increase with 27.61 per cent. The largest numerical decrease in enrollment was College of Education with 30 fewer students registered this semester. On the Urbana-Champaign campus, there are 5,899 freshmen. 3,963 sophomores, 4,200 juniors and 4,939 seniors. Overall there are 19,274 undergraduates and 5,751 graduates enrolled. The Chicago Undergraduate Division enrolled a total of 5,169 for an increase of 572 or 12:44 per cent. Combined totals for the Urbana and CUD show the University now has 30,780 students on the two campuses for an increase of 2,014 or, 7 per cent.' Final enrollment figures for the Medical Center, Chicago, are not yet available. Registration for extramural courses also is still in progress. United Fund DMi Hits 18 Per Seeks Murder Trial Transfer EVANSTON, Wyo. (AP)^-Three youths charged with first degree murder in the shooting of Mrs. Marjorie Bond, a postmaster and general store operator, pleaded innocent Tuesday in District Coirt. Charles Mitchell, 18, Of Coal Valley, 111., asked for his trial to be transferred to another court. Clark J. Olszewski; .17, of Chicago, also pleaded innocent by reason of insanity and was sent to the state hospital for examination. The third youth who pleaded innocent to the charge is John Jacobs, 15, of Las Vegas, Nev. A Uinta County coroner's jury ruled that Mrs. Bond died of a gunshot wound in the back inflict ed by Mitchell during the perpetration of ah armed robbery; About $92 was taken in the robbery at her- store at Robertson, Wyo., last May 29. County Atty. Harry Lee Harris said a date for the trial will not be set until after Olszewski is ex amined at the hospital. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! Soraya to Act ROME (UPI) — Former Empress Soraya of Iran and Oscar- winning Swiss actor Maximilian Schell met at the Rome airport Tuesday night to fly to Frankfurt together. Schell arrived from London to join Soraya before they boarded the flight for Germany, where, she Driver Ticketed For Improper Lane Usage Alice M. Housh, 21, of 243 W Tompkins St., was given a ticket Tuesday night following a 1-car accident at South Academy Street. Miss Housh was driving a car which hit a parked auto belonging to Shirley J. Coon, 23, Oneida. Police gave her a ticket on an improper lane usage charge. The accident occurred shortly after 8 p.m. and there was no injury. is to star in a film about Catherine the Great of Russia. More than $32,000 has been raised by Knox County United Fund-Red Cross Appeal campaign workers toward a goal of $182,300, it was announced Tuesday at the first report meeting of the public phase jtf the drive which began Oct. 1. The amount represents 18 per cent of the goal. ' —— " „.,- ,. <• .* Attending yest e r d a y' s meeting at Custer Inn as guests of the Kiwanis Club were division chairmen and other campaign leaders. Divisions reporting were initial gifts, $7,175; corporate, $13,500; employes, $9,990, government and community services, $377, and women's division, $192. No report ,was made by the county division. Campaign officials pointed out 19 custodial and maintenance employes at Knox College pledged more than, $19 per person. In the commercial division, Quint's Tire Service employes reported 100 per cent participation or an average of more than $18 per person. Richard E. Johnson, UF president, is associated with the firm. Companies reporting gifts were Galesburg Register-Mail, $1,000; Galesburg Builders Supply and Gunther Construction Co., $1,000; Gates Rubber Co., $1,500; Illinois Power Co.,' $1,500, and O. T. Johnson Co., $1,000. Previous donations came from Gales Products, $6,300, and Intra State Telephone, $1,400. Employes of Galesburg Builders Supply and Gunther Construction reported $1,430.68, an average, of better than $14 per person. Gates Rubber Co. em­ ployes have already pledged $7,650 for an average of more than $25 per employe. A partial ro- port for the employes of Burlington Truck Lines showed more than $900 donated or an average of $30 per employe. Next report meeting will be held Friday at 12:15 p.m. at the Custer with the Exchange Club. Submits to Surgery Miss Tina Swanson was taken ill while. attending classes at Lombard Junior High School Mon day. She was. taken to -Cottage Hospital, where surgery was performed for acute appendicitis. She is now able to receive visitors in Room 292. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Swanson, 171 Indiana Ave. Kerner Urges Upgrading Slum Homes CHICAGO (WD - GOV. otto Kerner said today his "project upgrade" to improve the standard of living quarters available to relief recipients will be extended to downstate Illinois. Kerner spoke to the Chicago metropolitan chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment. He said at least 90 per cent of the 430,000 persons receiving public aid in Illinois rent their living quarters. Kerner said more than $80 million in public funds is spent annually oh rent for relief recipients. "These public aid recipients, many of whom are economically or socially disadvantaged, have been forced to live in substandard quarters," he said. "We insist that this exploitation of economically and socially disadvantaged recipients be stopped. Human beings, even the poor, have dignity. The chance for human rehabilitation requires a living environment that does not wreck the human spirit." The governor said local housing authorities have more than $7 million available for urban renewal under a new state law allowing local governments to request money to upgrade existing housing. "Considering that in most instances federal matching funds are available to communities outside Chicago to fight blight and slums, we feel this program of renewal and rehabilitation can be quite successful," he-said. Kerner said it was poor policy to spend state resources to indirectly subsidize slums. 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