Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 5, 1973 · Page 20
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 20

Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, July 5, 1973
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"It's to buy cigars for Htrb Cillit. Ho bsctmt a . fathtr forth* ninth llmt!" J Poverty 'sNoFun, Not Even To Visit (Continued From Page 20) neered only for filth and discomfort on the inside where the public cannot see. The study group spent one Digit seeing what the public does not: A drunk in a local tank screaming about crawling worms. A lad, arrested for sleeping nude in the park, telling everyone he was Jesus Christ. A young man laying on a cot, bleeding at the nose and forehead, mumbling about police brutality. A man in a sport coat implying be had been arrested in error, that he did not belong wiith the others. A mess to the corner, moaning, coming down from LSD. If they had money, they could have legally bailed out. But they did not have money. That's part of the cycle. They were in because they did not have money, they stayed in because they did not have money. ""Money," said one, "that's the answer." SO THEY STAYED ali night, 15 men in 10 cell bunks, in a room that reeked of vomit, waiting until morning when they would be herded, unshaven and filthy, to a judge who only had to glance at them to know they were guilty of something. "A lot of them plead not guilty," said a cop, "it doesn't help. The judge hasn't got time for that kind of crap. He runs them through as quick as possible. Anyway, tiiey only get a few days. Then they'll be back out drinking again." The cycle, of course, does not go on forever. The realities of life break the ne'er-do- well's routine. The vagrant is run out of town, the marginal worker robs a store and is sent off to prison, the alcohol­ ic continues his abuse, as addiction specialist Simpson says it, "until he quits drinking, goes crazy or dies." Were it not for this natural weeding (including, to be sure, men who get lucky, get jobs and get going) America's skid rows would be vastly: larger blights. As it is, the nation's skid rows are bad enough. And despite the transparencies of the ghetto live-in workshop, despite the Peeping Tom nature of such a peripheral study, several participants were shaken by what they witnessed. ONE GIRL assigned to sleep in an alcoholic rehabilitation center woke up screaming ait imaginary intruders. An older participant, approached in a "Soul Food" cafe by a whore with a missing tooth, ran out before eating his grits; another student, black, said he was denied the use of his hypertension pills during a night in jail: "What if I would have really been sick and needed the pills? I could have died for all the cops cared. I bet people do die in there." Indeed, people do die from neglect in jails, just as they do in slums. And seeing it, or at least sensing it, was the significance of the University of Utah's street workshop. Pointing out that one in eight Americans is statistically living in poverty today (less than $4,100 income annually), and that many of them, such as transients, are outside the protection of society, workshop director Kreuter concluded such conditions are intolerable. Most Hvt4n participants, once returned to the safety of their classroom, wholeheartedly agreed. Alpha American Legion Post Plans Fund-Raising Dance ALPHA — The American Le-|men from the Quincy area who gion Post is sponsoring a dance have costumes and regalia ' this Saturday at the Legion building in an attempt to raise money for Its baseball program. A German band from Quincy called "Der Heidelberg Dance Band" will provide music. The band is composed of business- Camp lions Is Planning Session Several hundred children are expected to attend Illinois Camp Lions for visually handicapped children this summer. First session will be July 29- Aug. 10 and the second will run from Aug. 12-24. The camp is located at Lake Hastings near Lake Villa. Boys and girls ages 8-18, with at least 50 per cent loss of vision and multiple handicapped (deaf and blind) children are eligible to attend. Activities will include swimming and diving instruction for beginners and programs for advanced swimmers. , The camp will also offer fish- Oxford Unit of the Homemakers ing, boating, hiking, nature and Extension attended the annual Indian studies and handicraft, meeting June 27 at the Lutheran Reservations may be obtain- of Cambridge, ed by writing to Arthur Karnstedt, camp registrar, 182 Larch Ave., Elmhurst 60126. ....... to [complement their music. They have played before at the Old Settlers Reunion at Mt, Pleasant, Iowa, the Soangetaha Country Club, Galesburg, and for many German celebrations throughout the Midwest. Dancing will be outdoors as weld as inside the Legion building. This year the post is hoping to pay for new suits that have been purchased for the team. * The AlWood Senior Citizens picnic dinner was held June 28 where it was announced that the July meeting would be held on the last Thursday in July at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Alpha. The August meeting will be held at the Clover Chapel [Church. Mrs. Nyle McCurdy, Mj^ ICarl McClenning, Mrs."*Lyle Sullivan, Mrs. Chester Larson and Mrs. Paul Nelson from the READ THE WANT ADS! The Community Bible School which has been in session for the past two weeks ended June 29 with a noon picnic at the Andover Retreat Center. (Sdfciburq_Rcfli^ Thursday, July 5,1973 2t SAVE *1 on Nylon walker shorts that stretch to Rtgular $5 The price is right and so is the style, so stock up now on Perma-Prest® walker shorts of nylon knit. They stretch to fit you. Many summer colors. Misses sizes 8-20. Women's Silts 38-44, Reg. $6 $4.99 coble stitch cotton tops 3 99 The right tops for summer. 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