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Thursday, October 10, 1963
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_2 Golesburg Register-Moil, Galesburg, III. Thursday, Oct. 10, 1963 Court Officials Tackle Reorganisation Problems By ROBERT LE MAY Traffic violators from all over Knox County may have to make a trip to Galesburg after the first of the year for disposition of their cases. Although a meeting to deal with this point is scheduled for Oct. 25, the chief judge of the 9th Judicial District, Burton A. Roeth, told Wednesday how the minor offenses, such as speeding and disorderly conduct, may be handled. A new office, magistrate of the circuit court, will be created effective Jan. 1, 1964, the same time as the entire judicial amendment goes into effect. As brought out in the Knox County Board of Supervisors meeting Wednesday, space will be provided for the magistrate on the third floor of the courthouse by that time. But from this point the situation is still relatively unsettled. Judge Roeth said the most ideal manner to handle all these cases would be to hold all sessions in the courthouse. This would facilitate handling the records, for which the circuit clerk will be responsible. (The clerk's office may also move to the third floor of the courthouse.) One Replaces Seven If the magistrate left the office and went to towns such as Abingdon, Knoxville or Oneida, then the circuit clerk would have to provide a clerk for the magistrate on the journeys. Another point brought out was that at present, scheduled sessions of the police magistrate court are held daily in Galesburg because of the caseload. This new magistrate of the circuit court will take the place of the seven justices of the peace and police magistrates now serving in various parts of the county. Jury Quizzes Six in Probe On Campaign CHICAGO (AP) — A federal grand jury reportedly investigating campaign contributions made during William G. Stratton's governorship questioned six witnesses Wednesday, bringing to 12 the number who have appeared. The six Wednesday included the mayor of Chicago Heights, Maurino Richton, who was a GOP state representative during Stratton's Republican reign. Witnesses indicated that the jury is investigating the possibility that contributions as high as $5,000 were made in exchange for state permits issued for establishment of small loan firms. Permits Increased The State Department of Financial Institutions issued "an unprecedented number" of the permits in 1959 and 1960, said Harvey M. Silets, an attorney accompanying one of the witnesses. Richton appeared to talk about his own loan firm, the Model Finance Co. in Chicago Heights. Talking to reporters, he scoffed at the suggestion he might have contributed for his firm's permit. "I'm in politics. I was a state representative," he said. "Do you think I would pay? I would sooner get out of politics." Vincent P. Russo, a federal attorney from Washington, is said to be directing the investigation. Several agents of the Internal Revenue Service are reported to be assisting Russo, The reported probe has brought a reaction of complete surprise from Stratton. From his farm near Springfield he told callers: "I don't know what they're aiming at." They include D. Paul Nolan in Galesburg, Vernon Coates in Abingdon, Dean A. Whitworth in Knoxville and Ralph Vassar in Oneida, all police magistrates, and Raymond Cratty and Herman S. Allen in Galesburg and Rolland C. Wise in Knoxville, justices of the peace. To Serve Out Terms Judge Roeth pointed out that these men will remain in office until the end of their current terms, which for most of them will be until April 1965. One possibility of utilizing these men would be to rotate the duties of the new office among them until their terms expire. Judge Roeth suggested they LINDSTROM'S Top Five RECORDS 1. SUGAR SHACK —Jimmy Gilmer & Fireballs 2. BLUE VELVET —Hobby Vinton 3. I'M LEAVING IT UP TO YOU —Dale & Grace 4. BE MY BABY —Ronettes 5. ABILENE —George Hamilton IV ... make your selections here, from the largest most complete stock of records in Western Illinois. LINDSTROM'S RADIO AND REf'ORD HEADQUARTERS FIRST IN TELEVISION Flora's Toll May Exceed 9,000 Deaths MIAMI (UPI) — Hurricane Flora, leaving a death toll that may exceed 9,000 and damages of nearly $500 million, churned rapidly today toward eventual death in the Atlantic Ocean. Forecasters said the twister's 115 mile per hour peak winds posed no threat to land but would push gale winds and heavy surf against the British resort island of Bermuda today. Headed on a northeast course at 25 m.p.h., Flora was located at midnight EDT near latitude 27.0 north, longitude 67.0 west, or 400 miles south-southwest of Bermuda. "She's not dead yet," said a Miami forecaster, "but I would say maybe two days, then the cold air will kill her." Flora, one of the most devas- ting storms of the 20th century, made her last strike at land Wednesday morning, passing over the island of Mayaguana in the southeastern Bahamas. A Haitian seaman was drowned when his dingy overturned. Reports said 83 m.p.h. winds wreaked some crop damage and blew away a shop and dock, but did no damage to the U. S. missile tracking station on the island, 200 miles southeast of Nassau. The killer Hurricane opened its death-dealing foray by smashing the tiny island of Tobago off the northern coast of South America early last week, but caused the most damage in a swipe over Haiti and Cuba. Haitian Health Minister Girard Philippeaux has estimated 2,500 persons are dead or missing in the storm's path and another 2,500 possibly killed. CARE international relief agency estimated $100 million in property loss. While only 227 deaths have been announced by the Communist government radio in Cuba, radio reports monitored in Miami indicated that 4,000 student workers are missing in the island's eastern mountains which the storm lashed for four days without letup. The students were apparently trying to save the coffee crop when the storm struck. The U. S. Weather Bureau says damage caused to crops and property in eastern Cuba will total several hundreds of millions dollars. Advance Work On New Windsor Water Pumps NEW WINDSOR — Guy Leonard, village water .superintendent, reported at a meeting of the village board Oct. 7 that work is being done on one of the town's water pumps and that it will be completed by the end of this week. The board agreed to limit trick or treat to the night of Oct. 31. The street and alley committee, staffed by William Kauffman, Vernon McNeil and Dallas Switzer, was instructed to meet with state officials regarding the drainage problem on the south- side oi Main Street from Fifth to First Street. handle their cases in the courthouse with each of the seven taking one day. More definite statements will probably come out of the Oct. 25 meeting concerning this new office, he said Another difficulty the circuit judges will face in that meeting is determining where the five magistrates of the circuit court will be located in the six counties of the district. With only five allocated, it appears as though one county will be without a magistrate, which may require violators to drive some distance for disposition of their cases. All circuit and county judges and clerks met at the courthouse here yesterday afternoon to discuss the transfer of records from the county to circuit clerks. Circuit Clerk Responsible Under the new system, the circuit clerk will be responsible for all court records, including those now handled by JPs and police magistrates and county court officials and of all pending cases (The county judges will become associate judges of the circuit court.) The shift of responsibility has caused a problem among some of the counties because of space problems. The other five coun ties in the judicial district besides Knox also face a problem because their county clerks will also assume the duties of recorder after Jan. 1, 1964, and records will have to be shifted because of this. Because Knox County now has a population over 60,000 (the only one in the district), a separate recorder will be elected next year. The other counties in the district are Hancock, Warren, McDonough, Henderson and Fulton. The reorganization is prompted by a constitutional amendment approved by Illinois voters to integrate the court system. One Sentenced, Divorce Granted This Morning A Galesburg man was sentenced today to serve a term of one to five years at the state penitentiary after his probation was revoked in Knox County Circuit Court. Bernard W. Coakley, 60, of Arlington Hotel, waived a hearing on the revocation of his probation. He was arrested Oct. 1 and i charged with burglarizing an auto accessory shop here. However, he was sentenced by Judge Keith Scott on a charge of forgery for which Coakley was placed on probation Dec. 22, 1960. The term at that time was for three years, thus he missed completing the period by 2 l k months. Coakley had pleaded guilty to the forgery charge in October 1960. Lois A. Pearcy of Abingdon was granted a divorce by Judge Scott this morning from Arnold L. Pearcy. Under the terms of the decree, Mrs. Pearcy was given custody of the couple's younger child, but the father won visiting rights at reasonable times. Pearcy was ordered to pay $10 per week in child support, and to sign over property in Abingdon. Because of the property settlement, Mrs. Pearcy was ordered to pay the attorneys' fees. An older daughter is married. Driver Is Arrested After Mishap An accident on the East Galesburg Road late Wednesday afternoon resulted in one man paying a fine In Police Magistrate Court today, and his son being charged with driving while intoxicated. State Trooper Roger Bowman said Ben Swanson, Galesburg Route 3, was driving a tractor towing a wagon full of hay on the road when the tractor was struck by a car driven by Leo Inness, 39, of 1051 Lancaster St. Swanson escaped injury, but Inness was charged with drunken driving, appeared in Knox County Court this morning, had bond set at $1,000, and was granted a continuance until Oct. 17 by Judge Daniel J. Roberts. Inness' father, who was riding in the car, paid $10 and costs in Police Magistrate Court after he pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct. The elder Inness created a disturbance when law officers attempted to investigate the accident and question the persons involved. Kiwanians Hear About United Fund Campaign Kiwanis Club members were thanked by United Fund officials Tuesday noon for their support in the annual drive to raise money for 11 charities. Max Wisgerhof, W. G. Bonvouloir and Robert Drennan of the UF campaign organization each spoke briefly on the progress of the campaign so far. Wisgerhof reported that more than $32,000 has been raised, about 18 per cent of the $182,300 goal. Drennan urged residents to participate in "fair share giving" donations, with each person pledging an hour's pay a month for the UF. A badge of distinction will De given to each person who gives the fair share. Bonvouloir spoke on campaign organization and plans for completing the solicitation of all individuals and community groups. Francis Neseth of K a s s o n, Minn., was the only guest at the luncheon, and Eugene Pech, program chairman, reminded members of the distinct ladies night at Monmouth Oct. 22. Development Task Stressed By Freeman (Reg. U.S. Pat. Office) By BERNARD BRENNER United Press International WASHINGTON (UPI)-Agriculture Secretary Orville L. Freeman wants the extension service to put more emphasis on leadership in rural area development and less emphasis on the traditional job of helping farmers grow bigger crops. The change in the extension program was underlined this week when Freeman announced the appointment of Dr. Lloyd Davis as the new administrator of the fed eral extension service. The federal agency, a part of the Agriculture Department, cooperates with the 50 state extension services in educational programs. In announcing Davis' appointment, Freeman said the federal extension service, through its ties to the states, a strategic role to help people organize for econom ic growth. Freeman said the extension service has been shifting its emphasis in this direction. "We ex pect rural areas development will receive even more emphasis in extension work in the future," he said. The Agriculture Department predicted the 1963 honey crop is expected to set a new record of 291 million, 429 thousand pounds. This would be 6 per cent above the previous record, which was set in 1961. It woidd be 7 per cent bigger than last year's honey crop. The increase in production this year is due largely to stepped-up productivity in bee colonies. USDA's crop reporting board said the number of colonies on hand at the beginning of the 1963 season was up 1 per cent from last year The estimated production per colony this year is up to an aver age of nearly 52V2 pounds, up 6 per cent from last year. County Seeks Thieves, Value Goods at $380 Sheriff's deputies are investigating two recent thefts in Knox County. Dan Lopcman of Yates City reported that someone had moved a weed mower from the side of his home and removed a 7! 2- horsepower engine valued at $200. Officials at the Knox Gravel Pit, located two miles west of Douglas, reported Wednesday that a battery and cutting equipment valued at $180 had been taken over the weekend. Birth Record Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Luallen, 86 N. Whitesboro St., a boy today at 1:39 a.m. Born at St. Mary's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stinson, 1719 W. Main St., a boy Wednesday at 9:56 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Stegall, Gilson, a boy Wednesday at 11:29 p.m. Freeman reported that three countries which export dairy products to the United States have agreed to limit their shipments in 1963 and 1964. Freeman said the voluntary ac tion should ease the fears of American dairymen that imports of three specific products will suddenly increase. The products affected are colby cheese, frozen cream, and junex, a product containing 44 per cent butterfat. Dairy leaders have complained that rising imports of these products are interfering with American markets. The three countries which have made voluntary limitation agreements are Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. Gains Made in Downstate Map CHICAGO (UPI) — The legislative reapportionment commission announced tentative agreement Wednesday on a new alignment of downstate districts. Reapportionment of Cook County, however, remained a problem For Shoppers Convenience OPEN Every FRIDAY NIGHT 'Til 7 P.M. SCANDIA BAKERY « LUNCH 326 E. Miin St. ex- To Attend Convention Problems facing rapidly paneling local communities will be studied by officials of more than 900 cities and villages, including Galesburg, at an annual conference of the Illinois Municipal League. Al Nystrom, Galesburg city clerk, will participate in the 3-day session starting Oct. 19 at Springfield. He is slated to appear on a panel for city officials. Meanwhile City Manage r Thomas Herring leaves for Denver this weekend to attend the an- George Dunne, spokesman for the five Democrats on the committee, and Fred G. Gurley, representing the five Republicans, announced the agreement following the group's fifth meeting. Details were not disclosed. "There has been a pretty fair meeting of minds" on the downstate issue, Gurley said. "The agreement is not final," he added. "In regard to Cook County, I think we have a rather perplexing problem," he said. When the committee meets in Springfield Oct. 17, Gurley said, each side will present a map containing proposed changes for Chicago and Cook County. Chicago now has 23 House districts, suburban Cook County seven and the remainder of the state 29. Population losses indicated in the last census caused Republicans to suggest taking two districts from Chicago and adding two to suburban Cook County. Dunne declined to say whether the Democrats will propose more than 21 districts for Cook County. "Our map will be equitable and it will be a just reapportionment for the city of Chicago," he said. Gurley said the committee plans to meet about eight times during the next two months. The group must present a reapportionment to the Secretary of State by Dec. 14. Jf no agreement is reached by then, the entire Illinois House of nual conference of the International Association of City Managers, j Representatives may have to be He will be there for four days. elected at large. Gov. Kerner Optimistic On Remap SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)-Gov. Otto Kerner said today he believes the ten-member commission working on reapportionment of the Illinois House is making progress and eventually will produce an agreement. Kerner told a news conference he is "confident they will come to a successful conclusion by Dec. 14," the deadline for reaching agreement to avoid forcing House members to run at large in the state. Normally they run only within districts. Hasn't Interfered Kerner has said he has made no attempt to interfere with the commission's deliberations and added that he had no opinion on whether the City of Chicago should lose two of its House districts as Republicans have proposed. On another subject, Kerner said he didn't know whether the question of civil rights would be a major campaign issue in Illinois next year. But he said that it would benefit all Illinois citizens if minority groups are given the same advantages as the majority regardless of color. GREETS TEACHERS — Robert Peck, (right), Knox County superintendent of schools, greets several teachers attending the morning session of the Knox County Teachers Institute today at George Churchill Junior High School. Nearly 700 teachers attended the morning and afternoon sessions which included three speakers. Counsel in Grades Halts Trouble Early, Speaker Says The child's greatest need above anything else is love, Mrs. Paul Whitney - - edu cator, youth counselor, so cial worker and author - told some 700 teachers who attended sessions of the Knox County Teachers Institute today at Churchill Junior High School. It is the responsibility of teachers to show their students love and understanding from kindergarten through high school, she said. She charged teachers to discipline children, and said the stu dents rather than being resentful will grow to admire their instructors for this. Some Don't Care Mrs. Whitney explained that in her work she has found that some teachers don't always "care" or show interest in some of their stu dents. This can hurt a child, she remarked. The problems of a child which become full-blown in adolescence have their roots in early childhood in the home, she explained. Counseling at the high school level comes much too late, Shrine Club Is Entertained At Oneida The October meeting of the El Bon Shrine Club was held at the Oneida Presbyterian Church Wednesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Rex Johnson served as host and hostess. Entertainment was provided by Larry Tobler, a banjo player from Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Meeker of Woodhull joined Tobler for the conclusion of his act at the banjo and piano, respectively. Plans have been completed for a bus to go to Peoria Saturday for the Shrine ceremonial and parade at Mohammed Temple. The bus will leave the Galesburg Masonic Temple at 12:30 p.m. Anyone desiring e. reservation should contact the club's secretary, Harry Allender. Worker Injured In Power Saw TOULON-Robert Storey, Wyoming, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Storey of West Jersey, lost parts of two fingers on his right hand Monday in a power saw at Aidrich factory in Wyoming. He was taken to Kewanee Public Hospital for treatment. Richard Moates of Toulon received injuries Monday when a well he was working in at the Everett Lester farm near El mira, caved in on him. He was quickly dug out and taken by ambulance to Kewanee Public Hospital where he remains a pa tient. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! BERL Wotch Crystal! NORD Replaced JEWELERS in 30 Minutes. Official CB.AQ. and Santa Fe Watch Inspector 314 E MAIN ST. Located Elsa Marie Shop for her experience has been that "We must counsel boys and girls in the elementary schools when we can see in their behavior that something is troubling them." She commented that school systems should see that teachers are paid for visiting troubled children in the homes. This is one way a teacher can become better acquainted with the child's home life. Promptness Is Effective The social worker said that problems of a child can often be solved during one interview session if detected early in life. "If we wait till high school it takes many interviews, much time, and the problem is often so deeply ingrained in the person of the student that it may never be solved," she said. The problems of children should not only be the responsibility of the parents but teachers too, she concluded. Self-Analysis Commended "We have to live with ourselves whether we like it or not; thus we might as well do so with pleasure," Dr. William Clyde Donald, senior minister of Bethel Evangelical and Reformed Church of Detroit, said in his address on the topic, "Make Living With Yourself a Pleasure." "We have been endowed by our creator with a complicated mechanism called the brain," he said. It is in the area of the mind where we are going to have to solve the complicated and growing problems of the world. An individual needs to make the most of his mind's faculties, he continued; a person can make life a pleasurable or a plodding experience. He added that death "starts from the head down" rather than the body itself. He pointed out an example of an 80- year-old man who kept his mind alive and active to the things around him. Humor Needed He said that a person should get to know himself before he tries to help others know about themselves; "We can't help others if we are confused about ourselves. . . . Many times failure can be attributed to an individual building up to many rationaliza­ tions. . . . One can kid himself so far, then life catches up." People should cultivate a sense of humor, Dr. Donald went on, but added that he wasn't suggesting that all things in life be viewed in a funny light. Many times, he said, a person can be relieved of anxieties and tensions if he can laugh and see the humorous side of things. Dr. Donald said that 50 per cent of the people in general hospitals today have no organic illness, but are there because they made themselves ill, he said. This comes, he said, from building up tensions and strong emotions. Scheduled later today as the final speaker of the institute was Col. J. J. Sustar, foreign news analyst for WRYT radio, Pittsburgh. His topic was to be "Behind Today's News." The Weather K*r to P*9* i W«atb«t Strip* Brown—Stons y«ilow—FaU R«d—Warm Blue—Cold NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Increasing cloudiness and warmer tonight with chance of widely scattered thundershowers In extreme north portion. Friday mostly cloudy, chance of showers, turning cooler in north and west portions. Low- tonight 58-64. High Friday ranging from the mid 70s northwest to the mid 80s southeast. Southerly winds 15-25 m.p.h. tonight. IOWA: Partly cloudy tonight and Friday. Widely scattered showers northwest and over state tonight. Cooler Friday. Low tonight 40s northwest to 50s southeast. High Friday 60s north to 70s south. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Increasing cloudiness and warmer tonight, chance of a shower by morning. Low around 60. Mostly cloudy Friday, chance of showers and turning cooler. High in upper 70s. Southerly winds 15-22 m.p.h. tonight and early Friday, becoming northerly Friday afternoon. Saturday fair, cooler. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Increasing cloudiness and warmer tonight. Friday mostly cloudy, chance of showers and cooler. Low tonight 58-64. High Friday in the 70s. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 78; morning's low, 58. Sky partly cloudy, wind from the south. .'Wednesday's maximum, 81; minimum, 63.) Sun rose today at 7:04 a. m., sets at 6:25 p. m. Humidity, 61%. RIVER ~STAGES St. Louis—1.6 fall 1.3. Beardstown—9.5 no chang*. Havana—5.5 no change. LaSalle—10.5 fall 0.1. Keokuk—2.1 fall 0.2. Dubuque—6.9 no change. Davenport—3.2 fall 0.5. Burlington—7.2 rise 0.1. STILL A GOOD SELECTION ANNIVERSARY SALE SPECIAL BIGELOW WAREHOUSE CARPET CLEARANCE • Most All Colors • Some Nylons • Mostly All Wools • Odds o nd Ends • For Bathrooms, Dens, Hallways, Stairways. SAVE UP TO 50% &s Nylons *3°°?i & Wools $ 4 50 ,3 ft* Wools $ 5 25 3 No piects larger than 9x12. OPfN MONDAY NIGHT 'Til 9 P.M. 132 i. Simmons St. Across from largo City Parking lot

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