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2 Golesburg Register-Mail, Galesburg, Soturdoy, Oct. 12, 1963 Political Pot Simmers At Hlmois Capitol At Least Six Listed for COP Votes By BRUCE B. BAKKE United Preat International SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - In Springfield, politics dominates local conversation and thought the way the statehouse dome dominates the prairie-flat landscape. Over the years the capitol city has had more than its share of stale office-holders and office-seekers. Currently, two of the eight holders of state elective offices are Springfield residents. And at least six Springfield-area persons have been mentioned as possible candidates for the Republican nomination for state office in 1964. Ray Page, former Springfield high school teacher and basketball coach was elected superintendent of public instruction in 1962. At the same time, Mrs. Earle Benjamin Searcy was re-elected clerk of the state Supreme Court. The city's most serious potential contender for state office appears to be Edward G. Pree, one-time administrative aide to former Gov. William Stratton. Lining up Support For almost a year, Pree has been attending meetings with downstate Republican leaders, lin­ ing up support for a possible candidacy. He is considering running for governor, lieutenant governor or attorney general. One of Pree's supporters said, "He definitely will be on the primary ticket—the only question is what spot he'll be running for." Pree, 44, has influential party friends in Southern and Central Illinois. During the legislative session this year he served as legal adviser to Republican Speaker John Lewis. The Speaker already has announced his support of Charles F. Carpentier for governor, but probably would back Pree if the Indianan Is National FFA Leader Nels Ackerson, a farm youth from Indiana, has been elected to succeed Kenny McMillan of the Bushnell-Prairie City area as president of the National Future Farmers of America. Ackerson was elected at the concluding session of the 3 -day FFA convention Friday in Kansas City, Mo. A member of the organization from Illinois, Joseph Coyne of Minooka in Grundy County, was named national vice president of the Central Region in the FFA makeup. Coyne served as vice president of the Illinois Association of FFA during the past year. In other convention activities, Williamsfield High School again was awarded the National Gold Emblem Program of Work Award — ranking the Knox County school in the top 63 chapters in, the United States. I Williamsfield FFA members who assisted the operation of the convention were Robert Potts, vibe president of the Illinois FFA, aftl Larry Endress, Section 4 Vice president. Sloan Report Lists Knox as Beneficiary Knox College has shared in benefactions of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation of New York since 1953, and is mentioned in its most recent report, just released. This records gifts of over $100 million since Alfred P. Sloan Jr., General Motors executive, established the educational and public welfare trust in 1934. With a portfolio of $222.2 million, the Sloan Foundation today is one of the largest private grant-making organizations in the limited States The help to Knox College, from Mr. Sloan, has been in the form of scholarships, which have exceeded $78,000 in the past dec ade. In 1962, Knox was one of the 35 colleges selected for Sloan scholars. Some of the others were Amherst, Bowdoin, Cal Tech, Colgate, Dartmouth, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Oberlin, Wabash and Williams. Knox and Carleton are the only institutions from Midwest Conference on the list and Illinois U. and Knox are the only ones selected from Illinois, for the Sloan National Scholar ship Program. Depends on Need Sloan scholars are chosen for "talent, imagination and intellec tual curiosity, who offer promise of excelling." The Foundation emphasizes "personal integrity" and "capacity for leadership." Size of scholarships are based on economic need. In addition to scholarship grants, the Foundation supports basic research in physical sciences, cancer research, development of engineering resources, medical, economic and industrial research and many educational and public-service projects. In the first quarter century of the life of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Mr. Sloan served as president. Since July 1962, Dr. Everett Case, who had been president of Colgate University two decades, became president of the Foundation and Mr. Sloan, chairman of the board. Springfield man decided to run for either of the lesser offices. Former Lt. Gov. William Chapman, 69, has told friends that "chances are very good" that he will run again for his old office. Chapman, who served under Stratton, has lived in Springfield for almost 20 years. He is a native of Nebraska and at one time served as a Chicago alderman. Springfield Mayor Nelson Howarth has repeatedly been mentioned as a possible candidate for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. Bumper stickers have popped up bearing the legend N2CC, This is translated as meaning two Nelson's (Howarth and New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller) on the same November ticket as Secretary of State Charles F. Carpentier. Howarth, 52, told United Press International, "I don't think I'm a serious candidate. The subject has been mentioned to me by several of my friends, both here and in the Chicago area. But I'm not making any plans to run." "I'm flattered but I'm not a candidate." J. Waldo Ackerman, 37, said today, "1 really haven't decided" whether to run for the nomination for state auditor. He also said he did not know when he would make a decision. Ackerman, a prominent Springfield attorney, now works as an aide to State Treasurer William Scott. He said he would have Scott's backing if he ran for auditor in the primary. Ackerman assisted in the investigation and prosecution of former auditor Orville Hodge, sentenced to prison for embezzling state funds in the mid-1950s. John Kirby, 32, of Williamsville, is a former Sangamon County assistant school superintendent who is considering running for auditor. He now is an assistant to Page. Kirby told UPI he is "almost convinced I will be a candidate in April. I don't want to announce my candidacy right now, but un less lightning strikes, I will be a candidate." Mentioned as a possible candi date for state attorney general is Harlington Wood Jr., who recent ly was appointed to the new state Crime Commission by Gov. Otto Kerner. Wood, 43, has told friends that chances of his candidacy are "remote and slight." Tavern Tiff By Kin Leads To Arrest John Hoppock, 25, of Hendsr son, was sent to the Knox County jail today in lieu of $1,000 cash bond after he was charged with disorderly conduct. Police said Mr. and Mrs. Mar tin Brush, 1760 Rock Island Ave., were in a local tavern Friday night, and Hoppock, a relative, came in and began to bother Mrs. Brush. Her husband requested Hop pock to quit, but he refused and began to strike and kick Brush, police said. Brush, 40, was taken to St. Mary's Hospital by police men, and at noon today was still hospitalized in satisfactory con dition. The preliminary hearing was held before Police Magistrate D Paul Nolan, who set the cash bond. John J. Landers of Oneida Route 1 paid $5 and costs today in Nolan's court for driving without lights, and Sterling E. Eng land, 1506 Haynor St., paid $5 for allowing a dog to run loose. All other traffic violators ap pearing today paid $10 fines and costs. They were Robert E. Wright, 704 Wisconsin Ave., for speeding; Alice Housh, Mounted Route, for improper lane usage and Ronald M. Spencer of Lake Bracken Route 3 for improper lane usage. Others were Charley J. Dillin, 289 W. Main St., for disobeying a traffic signal; Rick Copeland, 152 S. Pleasant St., for speeding (radar), and Gary G. Early, 1388 Mulberry St., for improper lane usage. Chief Nelson Predicts Reduction in Fire Loss Fire Chief Wayne Nelson on Friday predicted a reduction in Oajesburg 's fire loss for 1963 in comparison to 1962 figures. Last year the total fire loss in the city was $267,825, according to the department's annual report. Along with this was a loss of $20,000 in property in the fire pro-' tection district, the report showed. Nelson estimated that fire losses have amounted to $80,000 the first nine months of 1963. Figures from the National Fire Protection Association estimated total national fire loss for 1962 to be $1,550,000,000. More than 2,000,000 fires were noted and 11,800 deaths recorded for the year. Nelson said that- during Fire Prevention Week, which concludes today, the fire department has provided Galesburg residents educational literature on how to prevent fires. He has also appeared on local radio broadcasts DRS. CROWELL and REED 612 Bondi Building Office Now Open also on WEDNESDAY 2 to 5 P.M. speaking on behalf of fire prevention. Fate Took a Hand Actually the week had an ironic beginning. Just two hours and 20 minutes after the week began, a fire caused heavy damage to the home of Joseph Frank, 881 Day St., early Sunday morning. Fire officials are still investigating the cause of this blaze. Wednesday afternoon, another blaze destroyed the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Curtis, 1500 Factory Ave. Nelson said that probably the biggest step in progress made by the department was the organization of the Fire Prevention Bureau almost a year ago. The bureau, headed by Deputy Chief Richard C. Smith, not only inspects dwellings for possible fire hazards, Nelson said, but also tries to educate the public on prevention of fires. Nelson praised Smith for the excellent job he has been doing. Dine Sunday AT THE Am&ucan lieaatu AAA Recommended 9 CHHDS' MENU 308 C. Main - Galesburg Ex-Faculty Man Speaker For Siwash A former resident of Galesburg, now on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh, will return to familiar scenes here Oct. 22 as convocation speaker for Knox College. He is Dr. Edward F. Cooke, who was an instructor and assistant professor at Knox from 1948 to 1956. The address will be given in Knox Theatre, the subject being "The Scholar and Practical Politics." The Falk Foundation of Pittsburgh is sponsoring Prof. Cooke's engagement at Knox and the public is invited for the 11 a.m. program. Dr. Cooke attended public schools in Quincy, Mass., Middlebury College and Brown University. He earned his doctorate at Northwestern in 1953. He is a veteran of the Pacific Theater, honored with a Silver Star for bravery at Okinawa. Candidate for Congress Since 1955, he has been teaching at the University of Pittsburgh. He was a candidate for Congress from the 18th Pennsyl-, vania District. Among his books are "Analysis of the U.S. Constitution" and "Guide to Pennsylvania Politics." He has written articles on political platforms, research, reapportionment in Pennsylvania and "The Theory of the Self-Supporting Academic Institution." He has served as consultant to the United Steel Workers of America and also to the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Pittsburgh. Collision Deals Injuries to Alexis Woman An Alexis woman, Mrs. Marie Brown, 47, is listed in fairly good condition today followng a two- car accident Friday just south of Alexis. She received severe leg injuries, according to officials at Cottage Hospital. Mrs. Brown was riding in a car driven by Florence Martin, 45, of Alexis. A second car, driven by David Dowdall, 17, also of Alexis, and the Martin car collided on the blacktop road about V/z miles south of that town. Dowdall received only minor injuries, and the other driver apparently escaped injury. stresses Role United Fund-Red Cross Ut Schools int „ * i Drive Past 28% Mark Mental Health Western Illinois educators Friday heard about the role schools must play in supporting menta health. Thomas T. Tourlentes, M.D., Superintendent of Galesburg State Research Hospital, in discussing the broad scope and implications of the term "mental health" at one of the sessions of the Illinois Education Association meet* ing, stressed that the definition cannot be permitted to refer only the physical facilities and methods of treatment now in use. He said that the concept of mental health is much greater than the medical view of hospi tals and treatment, and the approach to it must be from many directions. He added that the hope of the future of mental health is in education; at the highest levels and from the beginning. The need for scholarly study of the casual factors is great, but equally important is the respon sibility of the schools to their young students. Pointing out that the school has a supervisory control over the individual during a great part of the time.during his development period, Dr. Tourlentes said that "the school's role in supporting mental health is important; as important as "Reading, writing and arthimctic." Jury Aivards $900 Acre in Condemnation CAMBRIDGE - A Henry County jury awarded $27,824 Friday to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Clifford of Geneseo for approximately 31 acres of land which wall be used for construction of Interstate 80. The jury also awarded $9,017 for damages to the land, located in northwest Henry County. This is the third condemnation suit decided by a Henry County jury in two weeks. Wounds Hand in Hunting Accident AVON — LeRoy Cook, 15, of Avon, received multiple puncture wounds on the right hand from a shotgun blast Friday afternoon while hunting with John E. Long. The accident occurred approximately two miles south of Checkrow, on the Berwin Bradley farm. Cook said the gun had been discharged and when they had set it on a bridge it again went off. The bullet ricocheted from a bridge bannister, hitting Cook's hand. Cook was treated and released from Saunders Hospital, Avon, where he was brought by the companion. Galesburg to Get $19,257 in MFT Allotment Galesburg has been alloted $19,257 as its share of the Motor Fuel Tax paid into the State Treasury during September, the Illinois Department of Finance reported today. This comes out of a statewide allotment of $4,390,035. Other Western Illinois communities receiving amounts in MFT tax refunds are Canton $7,026, East Moline $8,651, East Peoria $6,727, Havana $2,256, Lewistown $1,345, Moline $22,082, Monmouth, $5,363, Peoria $53,343 and Princeton $3,231. Birth Record Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Eldon D. Aby, Knoxville, a girl at 9:26 a.m. today. fir yourinoughiji Appears Every Tuesday and Friday FOR PERSONAL ADVICE WRITE TO PENNY" co Galesburg Register-Mail. Elks Schedule Clinic for Handicapped Physically handicapped children under 21 will be examined by a Chicago doctor Wednesday during the October Elks Lodge Clinic at Cottage Hospital. Albert F. Bradburv, local Elks chairman, said Galesburg doctors may send patients with orthopedic problems, including cerebral palsy, to the clinic. New patients must have consent from their family physician, he said. There is no charge. Water Shutoff Is Planned At Woodhull WOODHULL — Woodhull residents are being alerted that the water supply in the village will be shut off either next Tuesday or Wednesday night at 7 p. m. while a new valve will be replaced at the base of the water tower. Exact night cannot be ascertained, as the project will be to weather conditions. Residents were asked to control their water supply accordingly, Water Supt. Frank Finley announced. The project will take from 2Vz to 3 hours. Peerless Co. of Andov'er will make the replacement. Log Henderson Fire HENDERSON-A small children's playhouse at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rifle in the west part of Henderson was ruined by fire Friday evening. Henderson Fire Chief Virgil Dunbar discovered the blaze about 9:45 p. m. The family was away from home at the time of the fire. Cause of the fire was not determined. Receiving a $6,200 impetus from two Galesburg companies, the Knox County United Fund-Red Cross Appeal has reached 28.7 per cent of its goal. Max Wiskerhof, general campaign chairman, announced at a report meeting Friday that volunteers hav collected $52,061, in the first 11 days of the campaign. Two days ago the total was $32,000. With only two weeks remaining to end the campaign every effort should be made to reach early decisions and help swell the total to at least 60 per cent of the $182,300 by the next report meeting, Wisgerhof told volunteers. Next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday noon at the Custer Inn Ballroom. "The standards of giving by firms and employe groups are encouraging," the chairman added, stressing the importance of selling the fair share plan to United Fund Red Cross Appeal (One of a series on the 11 agencies supported by United Fund) Sunnyside Aids The Retarded Thirty students at the Sunnyside School and Training Center, 175 S. Cedar St., are developing their social and educational potentials with high hopes for the future. But these students are in a different schooling process than most children because the 30 are mentally retarded. The school operated by the Galesburg Coun cil for the Mentally Retarded has a total budget for 1964 of $13, 827.81, and the United Fund has budgeted $9,600 for the institu tion. The children range in age from 7-20 years, and they are not eli gible for normal school classes However, most of them, though severely retarded, are trainable and the school's goal is to give the students an opportunity to develop social and educationa skills. The program is centered on self help, self care, language development, physical development and social adjustment. The group activities with all children participating aids them in help ing to adjust to living with oth ers. Arts, crafts and music provides a means of self expression which helps the student become more self-reliant individual, saws Mrs. Gay McGill, director of Sunnyside School. The institution is licensed by the state, and operates in accordance with the same rules to be followed by schools receiving state aid, however, and no other the mentally retarded receives no state ail, however, and no other outside support except tuition and transportation expenses foils students from Knoxville, Wataga, DeLong and Abingdon If the United Fund-Red Cross Dope Ring Tipped by Air Base Arrest RANTOUL, 111. (AP) — The ar rest of a Chanutc Air Force Base airman has prompted local, state and Air Force authorities to investigate possible operation of a large narcotics ring at Chanute. Police Chief Frank Brewster of Rantoul said Friday that the ar rest of Airman Willie Harris, 30, on charges of illegal possession of marijuana set off a probe by Rantoul police, the State Narcotics Bureau and Chanute air police. The chief said a duffel bag con taining about 20 pounds of raw marijuana was confiscated by Air Force officials, who did not disclose where it was found, but indicated it was off the base in Rantoul. Chief Brewster, who said some refined narcotics also were con fiscated, indicated that several more airmen may be involved. He said his department has been working for several years on the possibility of a narcotics ring on the base, and added: "This thing hasn't even been tapped yet." Harris, whose case began Oct. 5 when he was arrested on a traffic violation, is held in lieu of $2,500 bond in the Champaign County Jail. An Oct. 31 hearing has been set. ON WALL ^J OR TABLE • Hanging Reflector Snaps Off For list: As Table Lamp Appeal reaches the goal of some $182,000, the $9,600 will go to the council as the biggest portion of the 1964 budget. Mrs. W. L. Finch is the president of the council. The Weather K*r SO Pag* 1 W «a !h «i Strip* Brown—Storn Vallow— F*U R«d—Warm Bin*—Cold NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Fair tonight and Sunday. Warmer Sunday. Low tonight 44-52. High Sunday 75-83. IOWA: Fair through Sunday. Warmer north tonight, and most sections Sunday. Low tonight upper 40s. High Sunday in the 80s. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Fair and cool tonight. Low in lower 50s. Sunday, mostly sunny and warmer. High in upper 70s. Winds light southeasterly tonight and south to southeast 12-20 m.p.h. Sunday. The outlook for Monday, partly cloudy and warm. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Fair and cool tonight, low in upper 40s. Sunny and warmer Sunday, high in lower 80s. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature, 67; morning's low, 53. Clear, wind out of the east. (Friday's maximum, 79: midnight, 58.) Sun rose today at a. m., sets at 6:25 p. m. Humidity, 51%. donors. This plan would result in the donation of one per cent of the total annual incofne of an em* ploye or an hour's pay per month. Butler and Bondl Donations Company gifts reported Friday were: Butter Manufacturing Co., $5,000, and Bondi Building Corp., $1,200. Performance of employe groups continues to highlight the campaign, according to Wisgerhof. Intra State Telephone Co. workers reported donations totaling $4,052 for an average of $25.32, and Burlington Truck Lines $1,381, for their employes, to bring their total to $2,290. Rowe Manufacturing Co. employes donated $2,500. In the commercial division 28 employes at Galesburg Glass Co. contributed an average of $24.30 each. Employes at O. T. Johnson Co. subscribed $1,000. Praise was voiced for employes of six of the cooperating agencies of the appeal reported to date, where 31 employes have donated an average of $30 each. The campaign will provide funds for 11 welfare agencies which operate in Knox County. Main Street Mishaps Nick 4 Vehicles Two accidents occurred on Main Street Friday night, causing extensive damage to the vehicles, but no personal injuries were reported. Cars driven by Gary B. Zimmerman, 21, of Avon Route 1 and Leonard L. Gtistafson, 22, 634 E. Fourth St., collided at the corner of Main and Prairie streets about 10 p.m. Damage to both cars totaled $100, and Gustafson was ticketed for improper passing and driving too fast for conditions. Edna P. Owens, 67, of London Mills was ticketed for improper lane usage after her car struck one driven by James L. Watts, 21, of Rock Island. Mrs. Owens attempted to pull into the right lane at Academy and Main streets to get around a car making a left turn there, and her car struck the Watts vehicle which was in the right-hand lane. Damage was listed by police at over $100. Many Area WW Students Serve as Practice Teachers Student teachers from Western Illinois University are tackling the problems of actual classroom instruction this fall in many western Illinois schools. Dr. George Potter, head of student teaching at the university, said today 46 districts with 113 schools are providing classrooms for the seniors to use in their first taste of teaching. Those from this area and the schools where they are practicing include: James Peterson of Alcdo at Rock Island High School, Mary Hayes of Avon at Silas Willard here; William Trout and Virginia Webb of Bushnell at V.I.T. High School and Northwestern High School, Karen Voorhees of Fairview at Kewanee High School, Sharon Shanks of Galesburg at Campus School, Gerald Crawford and Cheryl Gilmore of Joy at Moline High School and Rock Island Denkmann, Rex Avery of Kirk wood at Galesburg High School, Patricia Cushing and Helen DeLost of Knoxville at Campus School and Barry High School. Others include Joan Woods of Little York at Rock Island Hawthorne-Irving, Martha Shannon of New Windsor at Rock Island Eugene Field, Constance Huff of Rio at Macomb Lincoln, James Rochotte of Roseville at Galesburg High School, Maurice Lee of Smithshire at Kewanee High School, April Hulet and Joanne Sandage of Stronghurst at Little York and Moline high schools, and Donald Eiker of Victoria at Wethersfield High School. It You Wont the Unusual HANDBAG We Hove It ot Give - A - Gift WEBERS 149 E. Main HEART'S 316 E. MAIN Jewelers MON. - TUES. - WED. SUITS TOPCOATS OVERCOATS Mia ANY SUEDES, FORMAL! AND FURS NOT INCLUDED $75 Jackpot and $25 Jackpot GALESBURG 1 HOUR CLEANERS 331 EAST MAIN

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