Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on October 11, 1963 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, October 11, 1963
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2 Golesburp Register-Moil, Golesburg, III. Friday, Oct 11, 1963 New Costa H.S. Bids Are Opened; Contracts Let Construction of Costa High School, to serve six Catholic parishes in the Galesburg area, will start this month. The building is scheduled to be ready for occupancy by next fall. Rev. Richard Means, director of Corpus Christi High School, said today bids were opened Thursday night. All low bids, totaling $702,118, were accepted, and a ground breaking ceremony will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. Scheduled to participate in the ceremony will be the mother general of the Sisters of Providence, Sister Rose Angela of Tcrrc Haute, Ind.; Brother Joel Damian, F.S.C., vice provisional of Christian Brothers, St. Louis, Rev. John Sweeney, diocesan superintendent of schools, Peoria, and members of the Corpus Christi High School board. * Peoria Firm Low Low bidder for general contract work was Iber & Sons, Peoria. Its $417,750 bid was about $17,000 lower than one submitted by Becker Brothers, Peoria. Other bidders in the general contracting category were Galcsburg Construction Co., $436,315; N. Hummel, Bushnell, $446,986; Raffin Contractors, $451,200, and M. Housewright, $460,985. Fr. Means said a breakdown of. costs show it will cost $13.80 per square foot for the school and $17.80 per square foot for building a nearby convent. The convent is included in the school project, and will cost $87,059 on the basis of Thursday's bids. Other low bidders were Thomas Electric for electrical work, $62,100; Holt Plumbing & Heating for plumbing work, $42,966 and $1,154 for ventilation; Ben Bow Plumbing & Heating for heating, $82,017, and heating controls, $13,975; Johnson Sheet Metal Works for ventilation, $43,700; Mechanical Insulation of Kewanee for pipe covering, $6,900; Economy Roofing Co. for pipe cvering at the convent, $1,326. Drive Successful A drive which opened in the six parishes in September 1962 resulted in pledges exceeding a combined goal of $800,000, of which approximately $200,000 will be used for additional needs of the parishes, excluding the school. In its design and operation, the school will present innovations in the Galesburg area. The building will include year-around climate control and will be a "co-institutional" school, with separate classes for boys and girls. The new educational facility will be constructed north and slightly east of the Immaculate Heart of Mary School on North Broad Street. Over-all plan includes four building units with only two to be constructed by next September. Facilities next year will include 16 classrooms, five along each the east and west sides of the building with three each in the center. There will be workrooms in connection with classes used for science sessions. Girls' classrooms will be on the east side and the boys' on the west side, with separate entrances on the south. To the rear of the two sets of three classrooms will be administrative offices. Adjoining this portion of the building will be a chapel, auditorium, temporary shower facilities, and a multi-purpose room. Additions planned for the future include locker rooms, music room, kitchen, mechanical room, and living quarters for members of the Christian brothers, who will teach male students. Female students will be taught by members of the Sisters of Providence. "We are trying to achieve the best of two systems, the co-educational system and the separate school system. We do this under the aegis of a co-institutional system," said Rev. Richard Means, director of Corpus Christi High School. The Weather Kay to Pag* 1 Waather Strip* Brown—Storm Yellow— Fall Bad— Warm Blua—Cold NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Fair and cooler tonight. Saturday mostly sunny and pleasant. Low tonight 45-51. high Saturday in the 70s. IOWA: Fair tonight and Saturday. Cooler tonight with chance of' some scattered light frost Sat-' urday morning in eastern Iowa. Warmer northwest Saturday. Lows tonight 35-40 east and in 40s west, high Saturday low 80s northwest to upper 70s southeast. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Fair and cooler tonight, low around 50. Fair and mild Saturday, high in the 70s. Northeasterly winds 15-22 m.p.h. diminishing tonight. Light variable winds Saturday. Sunday fair, warmer. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Fair and cooler tonight, low 45-51. Saturday mostly sunny and pleasant, highs in the 70s. Illinois 5-Day Extended Forecast NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Temperatures will average seven to 10 degrees above the normals. Normal highs 63-70. Normal lows, 41-46. Cooler tonight but warmer over the weekend and remaining warm through Wednesday. No significant precipitation is in sight. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 65; morning's law, 58. Sky mostly clear, wind easterly. (Thursday's maximum, 84; midnight. 67.) Sun rose today at 7:05 a. m., sets at 6:28 p. m. Humidity, 60%. BIVER "STAGES, St. Louis— rise l.C. Beardstown—!),5 no change. Havana—5.5 no change. Peoria—11.7 rise 0.2. LaSalle—10.5 no change. Keokuk—2.2 rise 0.1. Dubuque—6.8 fall 0.1. Davenport--3.1 fall 0.1. Burlington-—7.1 fall 0.1. Lawmaker Reports on Last Session Rep. Raymond E. Anderson said here Thursday that the self- named "economy bloc" in the Illinois General Assembly saved the taxpayers a million dollars last session despite the chiding it received from other members. Anderson is a member of the group, comprised of freshman Republican lawmakers, and he said he hoped the bloc might help usher in an era of economy in state government. Anderson described at a Rotary Club meeting yesterday at the Custer Inn some of the tribulations and satisfactions that come to a freshman legislator. A typical day, he said, begins at 6 a.m. and breakfast, usually with a lobbyist, followed by an hour doing errands for constituents before the house convenes at 10 a.m. The representatives spend from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the floor, and the remainder of the day usually is devoted to committee work and evening appointments, he said. Lauds Lobbyists Anderson paid a tribute to legitimate lobbyists, without whose detailed knowledge of a given subject, he said, lawmakers | would be without necessary information on pending legislation. Anderson said he learned during the 73rd General Assembly session that "politics isn't a one­ way street." Neither party can "go it alone," he pointed out, and each needs help from the other side of the aisle when the best interests of the state are at stake. The lawmaker said he had virtually his own choice of committee assignments this year, having backed John W. Lewis Jr. (R-Marshall) trie successful candidate for speaker of the House. Anderson's committees last session were education, insurance, waterways and conservation, and labor and industry. Anderson was introduced yesterday by Ralph Hawthorne, a Knox County Democratic Party leader and a fellow Rotarlan. READ THE WANT ADS! YOU WIPE AWAY CRACKS FOREVER WITH IllffKOTE AND TUFF-KOTE GLASS FABRIC Just Wipe On, Apply Fabric, and Coat! • Cures Cracks • Saves Window Sills • Waterproofs Joints • Stops Paint Problems SAVES TIME! SAVES MONEY! CLEAN AND EASY TO USE! Don't (ill cracks—bridoe them with a thin, strong patch of Tuff-Kote and glass fabric. Invisible when painted. Carpentier Labels Snub 'Pettiness' SPRINGFIELD (UPI) — Secretary of State Charles F. Carpentier has charged that his removal from the speaking program of a teachers' federation in East St. Louis today was an example of "partisan pettiness." Carpentier had been scheduled to speak to the fifth annual education conference of the Southwest Division Area Council of the Illinois Federation of Teachers. His appearance was cancelled by St. Clair County School Superintendent Clarence Blair, a Democrat. Blair said his action was taken because Carpentier was an announced candidate for governor. In a statement released Thursday, Carpentier said, "Mr. Blair's inference that the educational nature of the meeting would be endangered by the presence of a political candidate on the program is just a smoke screen intended to hide the fact that he doesn't want a prominent Republican on the program." The secretary continued, "I wonder, if Gov. Otto Kerner had been invited to speak at the conference, if he would have been bounced off the speakers' slate as being too political. "He is an announced candidate for governor, too. In fact, he announced his candidacy a year ago, while my announcement was made in August." Group Hears Leader of Resistance "We can have what we have only if we are great, and we can only be great if we know what is going on." This statement was the observation of Col. J. J. Sustar of WRYT radio, Pittsburgh, and final speaker of the Knox County Teachers Institute at Churchill Junior High School Thursday. His topic was "Behind Today's News." "If we preserve what we have, we won't have to fight and die for freedom," he said. Col. Sustar related that when he came to the U. S. a number of years ago, he learned to appreciate his new-found freedom. This was not so in his native Czechoslovakia, where the Germans made freedom a difficulty. Sustar was involved in the assassination of S.S. General Reinhard Heydrich, Gestapo "butcher." Sustar presented some behind the scenes accounts of China, Russia, Cuba, Berlin and the Common Market. He pointed out that since China and India are populated by a billion people that these two nations are looking to Siberia as a means of solving a population problem. The Soviet Union, he said, is not willing to give up a land of natural resources. He also said that legally the U. S. has no right to be in Berlin if it observes a promise made to the Russians after World War II. This promise, he stated, was that the U. S. would agree to pull out of Berlin two years after the war. He said the fate of Germany, an industrial power, will also determine the fate of surrounding nations. Alexander Lumber Co. 212 E. South St. Galesburg, III. \ Bus Excursion ICE FOLLIES at CHICAGO STADIUM SAT., OCT. 26 - 1 P.M. Box Seat and $Q PA Bus Transportation 7«Jv Limited to 33 Passengers FOOTBALL Bears vs Eagles SUNDAY, OCT. 27 WRIGLEY FIELD Grandstand Seat and Bus HA AH Transportation I V» VV This Is A Sellout) 18 Tickets Remaining! RANDEll BUS (0. 343-9235 Former Resident Escapes From State Farm A former Galesburg man, Herman Baughman, 35, was reported to have walked away from the State Farm at Vandalia today about 6 a.m. According to information received by the Knox County sheriff, Baughman was sentenced to the farm from Sangamon County, but the charge was not listed. Baughman was described as being 5-8, weighing 158 pounds. At one time he lived at 1235 E. Knox St., but was living in New Mexico just prior to his sentencing from Sangamon County. Many employers are putting progress on their payrolls by hiring the handicapped. Hospitals Offer Course For Mothers With the cooperation of Cottage and St. Mary's hospitals a series of classes offering prenatal instruction to expectant mothers will begin Oct. 30, with St. Mary's Hospital providing the facilities and the teacher. Miss Elaine DeSchepper, R.N., with the assistance of Sister M. Christina, director of nursing service at St. Mary's Hospital, will conduct the six sessions. Classes will be held each Wednesday beginning Oct. 30 and continuing through Dec. 4, from 1:30 to 3:30 p. m., on the fifth floor of St. Mary's Hospital in recently remodeled rooms formerly used for surgery. Letters have been mailed to Galesburg physicians informing them of the project. It was suggested that expectant mothers interested in receiving the instruction consult her physician for his approval and further direction. . Classes will cover such subjects as anatomy, good eating habits, hygiene in pregnancy and care of the infant. Instruction in relaxation and breathing exercises to promote natural childbirth is also being planned, but to take this series of classes the expectant mother must have written permission from her physician. Cottage Hospital student nurses, accompanied by Mrs. John McNamara, Cottage Hospital obstetrics supervisor and clinical instructor, will attend the classes to observe and assist as a part of their obstetrics curriculum. Miss DeSchepper who came to St. Mary's Hospital in July as assistant to Sister Christina in nursing service, was graduated from St. Francis Hospital, Kewanee, School of Nursing and affiliated with the University of Chicago Lying-in Hospital. She was obstetrics supervisor for six years at the Kewanee hospital and taught in the school of nursing. She taught expectant mothers' classes sponsored as a community project in Kewanee. Red Cross Needs Clothes For Homeless The Knox County Red Cross issued a second plea today for clothing donations to the Herbert Curtis family whose home was gutted by fire Wednesday afternoon. Most badly needed items are size 4 clothes and size 9% shoes for a boy and size 2 clothes, 3>/2 shoes for a girl. The family is also in need of men 's clothing, pants 32-30, shirts 14^-15 and shoes 7V2. Persons wishing to donate items may call the Red Cross. Plan Commission Okays Rezoning By JOHN ZAKARIAN City Plan Commission voted Thursday night to recommend rezoning of Seminary Street between Grove and Losey streets from residential to commercial. The recommendation, however, will not be forwarded to the City Council until a public hearing is held on extending the commercial district on Seminary from Losey to 66 feet north of Selden Street. The two proposals will then be presented to aldermen as a package but can be voted on separately. Commission recommended limiting the depth of the Seminary Street area to be commercial to slightly less than the half a block which had been proposed. This still includes the Medical Arts Clinic at Grove and Seminary streets, whose petition for rezoning to permit expansion precipitated the hearing. Two previous requests by the clinic to reclassify the adjacent area only were turned down. Such a change would constitute spot zoning, members said. Only six persons showed up for the public hearing, with half of them backing the rezoning proposal. Mayor Cabeen pointed out at the start of the session that he was opposed to the proposal. "Since the area is close to my house I'm personally opposed to it, and I'm also against it for practical zoning reasons," he said. The mayor's residence is at 468 E. Losey St. Cabeen, chairman of the commission, passed his ballot, when the proposal was brought for a vote on motion by A. W. Gummerson, seconded by William Mast. Member Rene Ballard, seconded by Dwight Beatty, then moved that a public hearing be held to consider reclassifying property approximately half a block each direction, from Seminary at Lo sey, to a point 66 feet north of Selden Street. Only member voting against the proposal was John Scribbins. Following a public hearing in 1958, the commission recommended commercial zoning of the same area, but the rec ommendation was tabled due to objections from residents. Ernest Combes, city consultant, has also recommended the zoning change It was pointed out by City Manager Thomas Herring, however, that Combes has never recommended rezoning Seminary Street beyond Selden Street. Robert Stoerzbach, attorney for the clinic, and Claude Cater, 550 N. Seminary St., spoke in favor of rezoning the street, each ex pressing the opinion that it would stimulate growth in the city. Ca ter said that several other residents in his block also favor the reclassification. A third resident, who also favored the proposal, declined to give his name. Disagreeing with them were W Processor Protests Embargo On Shipments of Soybeans The President of a local firm, hit by a freight embargo ordered Thursday by the Interstate Commerce Commission, voiced strong words against the action today. Max T. Albert, president of Galesburg Soy Products Co., said the ICC had no business ordering the embargo because it was unwarranted. The ICC, which regulates ail interstate traffic of commercial goods, instructed the Association of American Railroads to issue the embargo on soybean shipments to Galesburg. The reason given was that too many un loaded cars were sitting on sid ings here, contributing an acute shortage of boxcars in other parts of the nation. This was the second time this month such an embargo has been slapped on an Illinois firm. On Oct. 3 soybean shipments to Decatur were halted, but were allowed to resume the following day. Wanted! MEN or WOMEN urgently needed for Full or Part time CAB DRIVERS. We will teach you the cab business — good income — can arrange hours to suit. DeLuxe Cabs Office: Main and Chambers St. Albert said the receivers are being forced to shoulder the blame for the car shortage when the railroads themselves are at fault. He charged that the carriers do not have enough box cars to meet a heavy influx of grain during the fall harvest season. "Other firms need the cars, of course, but the ICC should go after the carriers because they should be equipped to handle a seasonal business," he said. The whole business is putting needless restrictions on the local firm, Albert said. "The very word, embargo, does not have a pretty sound, and some individuals may feel we are being penalized for doing something wrong, which we have not done," he commented. Working around the clock with extra help, Albert figures it will take some two weeks to handle the more than 200 full cars now sitting on sidings in town. The crews can unload from 10 to 12 cars per day, and this capacity may go higher if nothing interferes, Albert said. Situation Not New The situation is not new, Albert said, but this year it has been aggravated by the extremely good weather during the harvesting period. In other years rains have interrupted the harvest for a few days, slowing the flow of beans to the processors. But this year the farmers could get the crop out of the field without any delays, Albert reported, and al(Continued on page 19) An Adventure In Good Eating SUNDAY BAKED HAM with fruit sauce CHOICE OF SALADS 1.20 Includes: Candied sweet potatoes, buttered whole kernel corn, hot rolls and butter, coffee, tea or milk, and dessert. Children's Portions Available OPEN SUNDAY 8 to 6 TWIN CHEFS RESTAURANT 108 E. Main St. NOTICE The public is cordially invited to attend the Annual Meeting of the East Galesburg Homecoming Association, October 15, at 7:30 P.M. at the Village Hall in East Galesburg. The order of business shall contain annual reports, election of Directors and any other business pertaining to the general welfare of the association. VIOLET H. BLANCHARD, Secretary* iiiiiirM H. Weimer, 430 E. Losey, and Mrs. Ted Mansager, 1143 N. Seminary St. Weimer pointed out that there is a covenant in deeds to properties on the southeast corner of Seminary and Losey streets which prohibit construction of commercial establishments. Speaking on behalf of her husband, Mrs. Mansager said he felt the change was being sought for the benefit of a single petitioner "with only a financial axe to grind and to the disadvantage of the many." This could hardly be defended on the basis of either logic or justice, she added. Petitioner Familiar With Variance Owners of the clinic were granted a variance when they first built the clinic there and entered into the project knowing that all the remaining property is in a residenial classification, Mrs. Mansager said. Commission member Scribbens objected to Ballard's method of quizzing residents. "I think you are wrong professor, in arguing with them. You should only ask a question, gather facts and the commission can then make up its own mind without arguing with residents who wish to testify," he stated. Prior to bringing the proposals to a vote, commission members decided to sit in executive session, closed to the public. Legion Slates Recognitions For Employers Ralph M. Noble Post of the American Legion has planned a recognition session for Galesburg area employers Thursday evening at the Legion Home, 571 E. North St. The presentation is arranged in conjunction with National Employ the Handicapped Week, according to Carl S. Hearrington, post commander. Hearrington said the post also will host the Knox County American Legion Council meeting on the occasion. A dinner will be served at 7 p. m. prior to the presentation of awards. State division and district legion officials have been invited to attend. Advance reservations for the affair should be directed to Mrs. Donald Strand, president of the local legion auxiliary, care of Galesburg Post Office Box 285. Reservations also may be directed through any legion unit in the county for forwarding to Galesburg. An informal reception for visiting officials will be held prior to the dinner. $100 Fine Levied for Bomb 'Joke' James P. Benbow Jr., 34, of 1133 N. Broad St. was assessed a $100 fine and costs on a charge of "conveying false information" concerning a bemb on an airplane, it was reported today by William J. Littell, clerk of the federal district court at Peoria. Benbow entered a plea of "nolo contendere," which is a plea of neither guilt nor innocence, Monday and was found guilty by U. S. Judge Frederick O. Mercer. The charge was based on a remark Benbow was reported to have made in a joking manner after boarding an Ozark Airline plane here Aug. 16. The airline stewardess had requested a passenger to remove a piece of luggage from the overhead rack, when Benbow was said to have made a remark about the luggage containing a bomb. One of the passengers complained, with the result that federal agents were on hand to question the passengers when the plane landed at Burlington. After questioning him, they permitted Benbow and his companions to proceed to St. Louis. Three days later Benbow was summoned to Rock Island, where he was served with a warrant charging violation of the federal statute. The statute was enacted a number of years ago after airlines had been plagued with bomb threats. Realtors End 3-Day Conclave A deelgation of 10 members of the Galesburg Area Realtors participated in the 47th annual convention of the state organization Tuesday through Thursday in Peoria. The Galesburg group was headed by Mrs. Romona Healey, President. Bob Miller, vice president of the 5th District in the state realtor setup and associated with Harry Lister agency in Monmouth, was moderator of a panel for the farm brokers program. Hayes Tucker, a member of the Galesburg delegation, participated in an economy session conducted by Oliver H. Jones, director of research for the Mortgage Bankers Association of America. Comments at the session predicted a bright outlook for business in the year ahead. UNCLE HARRY SAYS Give some weeds an inch, and they will take a yard. GO WEST OPEN 9 A.M. CLOSE ^9 P.M. DRUG FOLGER'S COFFEE REGULAR ^ 0^ ^ ^ 3-lb. can PRICES EFFECTIVE FRIDAY NITE AND SATURDAY ONLY! WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! EXPIRES OCTOBER 12, 1963 AT 9 P.M. BATH TOWELS High Grade Irregulars, Beautiful Floral Designs, Fringed Ends, Thick and Thirsty. While 100 Towel* Last!

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