Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on October 10, 1963 · Page 3
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Galesbur County Home Rule Seal Drive Proposal Studied FFA Head Assists in FAMILY LOSES HOME Fire destroyed the home of Mr. and Mrs, Herbert Curtis, 1500 Factory Ave., Wednesday afternoon along with all the contents. Firemen are shown (above) at work to put oat the blaze, origin of which was undeter­ mined. The family car, foreground, was scorched but was towed from near the house before It caught Are. A drive to aid the Curtis family began yesterday. PLANS DEMONSTRATION—Jerry Mayer (above), St. Paul, Minn., fire protection engineer, will offer a number of unusual demonstrations on the control of fires and explosions in Galesburg Oct. 17 and 18. The demonstrations are aimed at fire control in industrial properties, institutions, mercantile establishments, farms and homes. The program is sponsored by the Galesburg Fire Department, assisted by the Knox County Safety Council. Family Four Loses Home in Blaze Pearson Named I To Fire Meet WGIL Sports Director Bill Pearson, graduate of Galesburg High School and North Park College in Chicago, has taken over as sports director at Radio Station WGIL. Pearson, who just finished a two-year hitch in the Army, was with the class of 1956 at GHS. He succeeds Dale Adkins, who recently resigned to become station manager at WDQN in Du Quoin. The new WGIL sports boss served as both sports editor and editor of the North Park News at different times and did some sportscasting for the radio station. Galesburg Fire Chief Wayne Nelson and Mrs. Nelson will attend the 90th annual conference of the International Association of Fire Chiefs at Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 28-30. The conference is expected to attract 2,000 fire chiefs from all parts of the U.S., Canada and a number of other nations. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Curtis, 1500 Factory Ave., lost their home and furnishings and clothing in a fire Wednesday afternoon. Fire department officials said this morning that the house and its contents were a total loss, and that the origin of the blaze was still undetermined. The fam- ^ ily car, which was parked next to the house, was scorched but was pulled away before it caught fire. . A drive for clothing and fur-' nishings began yesterday afternoon, aided by the Red Cross and friends of the family. Mrs. Curtis said this morning a brother gave furniture to set up housekeeping when new quarters are found. In the meantime the family, including a boy, 4, and a girl, 1, are living with Mrs. Curtis' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lamb, 1506 Factory Ave. Donations to the family can be taken to the Lamb home, or the family will pick them up if donors call 343-6335 or the Red Cross. This was the second house fire since Fire Prevention Week began Sunday. Early Monday morning firemen battled a blaze for three hours at the Joseph W. Frank home at 881 Day St. This is still under investigation. Prior to these fires, no major losses had been reported by the department for many weeks. President of the Illinois Future Farmers of America has been appointed as 1983 Christmas Seal Campaign chairman for the state, it was announced today. Appointment of Kent Slater of Augusta to the honorary post, was reported by William M. Work, nresident of the Knox County Tuberculosis Association. Slater will appear at a semi-annual meeting of the Knox County association Tuesday at the Elks Club. Both Work and Dr. R. H. Runde, Peoria, president of the Illinois TB association, exnressed appreciation to the FFA leader who urged 450 state chapters to participate in the Christmas seal campaign, which starts Nov. 15. Slater outlined several ways in which the two organizations could work together. "FFA boys can stimulate participation fn high school tuberculin testing programs and chest X-ray surveys. They also can distribute campaign posters, and local reporters can prepare news stories on association activities," he said. Slater was graduated from Augusta High School last June and lives with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Slater of Augusta, Schuyler County. SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)—A movement for ft state constitutional amendment to allow county residents to vote on a home rule charter is under way in Illinois. Counties now are creatures of the legislature, liki cities, and have only the powers the legislature grants. Tt» movement toward county home rule is purely investigative at this state. Lawrence (Pat) Kane of Kincaid, president of the Illinois Association of Supervisors and County Commissioners, and Bernard G. Heiligenstein, executive secretary, brought back the idea for the investigation from an August convention of the National Association of County Officials. The proposal is under study by the executive board of the Illinois association. If the board recommends it to the county officials 9 convention in November or April, the question could come before the legislature in 1965 under the association's auspices. Rivalry a Problem However, one of the obstacles to adoption of the program is the rivalry between rural and urban elements of county government. The program contains a method of balancing this rivalry. Another obstacle is resistance likely from county officials whose jobs of seven be formed to draft • charter. 2. A majority of the voters In both the incorporated and unincorporated charter. areas approved the would and In effect, the charter take from the legislature give to the county government the power to make a wide range of laws. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! Free Kindergarten Is Home mSH UlSi F °* « *— ° f Younger* Motor Fuel Tax college Pearson is scheduled to do his first play-by-play work for WGIL tonight when Galesburg and Peoria Central clash at the Peoria Stadium. Pearson is married and presently living at 1500 Harrison Ave. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford M. Pearson of 1548 Florence Ave. Knox County will receive $23,657 as its share of motor fuel tax paid into the state during September. Total amount for the state was listed at $3,155,337 by the Department of Finance today. Other area counties and their amounts include Hancock, $10,254; Henderson, $3,400; Henry, $19,051; McDonough, $10,876; Mercer, $6,253; Peoria, $62,652; Rock Island, $50,745; Schuyler, *o AA<* and Warren. $8 ,032. Twenty children, ages 4-14, made homeless by illness, death, desertion or divorce in families, are cared for at the Knox County Free Kindergarten Home, one of the 11 agencies in the Knox County United Fund-Red Cross Appeal. , , .. . . , , _ , In 1890, the home was a daily kindergarten for pre-school a " d * at Arlans Department Shoplifter, Traffic Violators Pay Fines Today Nine persons paid fines today in Galesburg Police Magistrate Court on charges ranging from shoplifting to speeding. Thomas L. Barnes, 18, of Laura, pleaded guilty to shoplifting charge. He was reported to have taken an item valued between $3 Company Arrives WASHINGTON (UPI) dent Kennedy meets today with two African leaders, Prime Minister Hastings K. Banda of Nya- saland (at 10 a.m. EDT) and Premier Cyrille Adoula of the Congo (at noon). might be threatened. Even if the legislature should clear the proposed constitutional Presi- 1 amendment and it should be adopted by a statewide referendum, no county would have home rule unless: 1. A petition by 10 per cent of the county's voters asked a bipartisan, rural-urban commission Bottled by CANADA DRY BOTTLING CO. Galesburg, OL children of Knox County, Miss Louise Harrington, superintendent of the home said. Miss Mary Hazzard, one of the first superintendents, cared for little children a few hours each day. She began caring for them all day when other people took an interest in her work and helped financially and through volunteer work, Miss Harrington related. As the home porgressed, care was provided for homeless children. The purpose of the home WEEK-END United Fund Red Cross A ppeal (One of a series on the 11 agencies supported by United Fu side assistance in order to operate today is to see^ that children are [ pro perly, Miss Harrington said. let for 1964 is expected 4 h- *» •# *•* r * + - h ole hi • J L 4 - ^5 i - i - _ 1 4 + You Select Wallpaper For 2 Rooms. You pay regular price for the largest or highest priced room. Then you get che other room for only 14. You can •elect 2 rooms of equal size and price and receive 1 room for 14, Wallpaper for 1 Room Pay Regular Price Wallpaper for 2nd Room Pay Only 1 Cent 5-Lb. WALLPAPER Reg. 175 SALE mental, physical and spiritual needs are met, she explained. They are taught responsibility and good citizenship through love and understanding in the best possible environment that can be provided. Most Over Four Children under the age of four are not normally kept at the home, she said, but exceptions have been made for younger children when emergencies exist. Primarily the children are brought to the home by either a mother or father or other rela* tives who can no longer provide a home for them, she explained. All of the children are from Knox County, Miss Harrington said. The operation of the home is partially financed by parents, but the kindergarten must receive out- Abingdon Men Imposed Fines AVON—Harold L. Davis, 45, and Vernon Plasters, 38, both of Abingdon, were charged with disorderly conduct in a complaint signed Saturday night in Avon by Police Officer Frank Shepherd, and were taken to Fulton County jail by Deputy Sheriff Verald Mooney. Both men paid a fine and costs, totaling $50.50 each. $23 000 store. Fined for speeding were Kent A. Murphy, 266 Silver St., $15; Kenneth L. Chase, 180 Michigan Ave., $10; Ronald M. Spencer of Lake Bracken, $10, and Donald J. Deets, 2846 Lincoln Park Drive, $15. All paid $5 costs also. Magistrate D. Paul Nolan assessed fines of $10 and $5 costs on the others. They included Howard R. Henderson of Oneida, failure to yield right of way; Idamae S. Damitz of Avon Route 1, run- ring a stop sign; Ronald L. Eunice, 510 Johnston St., too fast for conditions and Charles M. Poland of Rock Island, improper lane usage. ANDES CANDIES WEEK-END SPECMl FUDGE A DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE FUDGE CENTER DIPPED IN SWISS MILK CHOCOLATE AND ROLLED IN FRESH NUTS. Regularly $1.60 lb. Weekend Special! Mastercraft Floor and Woodwork Hi-Gloss FLOOR ENAMEL (9 Colors—Reg. 1.77) READ THE WANT ADS! Qt. Floor Coverings—9 and 12-ft. widths.—Reg. 1.59 Vinyl Linoleum * »* $ 119 Any PaHern in Stock—Values to 24e ea. Linoleum Tiles 10c BEATS ALL SEMI-GLOSS Gal. (Interior-Exterior. White only—Gals. only. Can be tinted. Reg. 299 gal. Pai/nt /ftctao. W MAillHC HAI? / *J ^ A i Wis 7 East Main St. Galesburg 343-5213 YOUR NAME PRINTED BOXED CHRISTMAS CARDS Cards Box From $1.00 up For Limited Time Only ... 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