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Monday, October 14, 1963
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2 Golesburg Register-Mail, Golesburg, III. Monday, Oct. 14, 1963 Balmy Weather Increases Traffic Toll; 26 Killed By The Associated Press Clear skies and pleasant autumnal weather brought motorists flocking to Illinois highways this weekend and sent the number of traffic fatalities soaring. An Associated Press survey counted 26 fatalities in the period between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Sunday. Four persons were killed and four injured Saturday night in a Southern Illinois accident near Marion on Illinois 13. The dead were all Herrin residents riding in the same car. They were: Clifford F. Nash, 70, the driver; Reba Nash, 64, his wife; Harold F. Karle, 65, and George Howell, 66. Also included in the toll are three double fatalities: Harold Julian, 37, a high school teacher, and Robert Impey, 16, a student, both of Le mont, were killed Friday night when the motorcycle they were riding struck a load of steel beams protruding from a truck. The accident took place on New Street as the pair were re turning from a pep rally held prior to the Lemont High School homecoming football game. Hit Head-on Marvin Isaacson, 45, of Glencoe and Charles Turner, 27, of Chicago were killed in a head-on collision Friday night at Bridge View, a Chicago suburb. Clifford Foster, 23, of Moline and Richard Michalek, 25, of Rock Island died Saturday after the automobile they were riding in went out of control and crashed in Rock Island. George Rasmussen, 20, of Melrose Park was killed after his motorcycle and an auto collided In the western Chicago suburb. J Norma Jean Humprey, 41, of Sailor Springs was killed Friday when the auto she was riding in collided with a truck on U.S. 50 near Flora. Roger Triplett, 24, of Chicago was killed Friday after the auto he was driving collided with a semi trailer truck on .U.S. 66 near Pontiac. John Smith, 28, of Chillicothe was found dead Saturday in the wreckage of his auto off Illinois 29 near Peoria. Thomas Breen, 26, of Chicago, was killed Saturday when his auto crashed into a street barricade and two parked cars on Chicago's West Side. Mrs. Esther Pergande, 68, of Chicago was killed Saturday when the auto in which she was riding was struck by a police car chasing a speeding motorist. Darrel J. Christian, 31, of Streator was killed Saturday after his auto smashed into a tree off Illinois 23 near Streator. Donald E. Mongan, 27, of Crestwood was killed Saturday in a head-on collision near Crestwood, a southern Chicago suburb. Three-year-old Stephen R. Heren of Pekin was killed Satur­ day apparently by a truck driven by his father. The accident took place as his father was moving the family into a new home. A Missouri man was killed after the auto in which he was riding Saturday night overturned on a blacktop road near Modoc in Randolph County. The victim was 01 h m a r Birkenmeyer, 16, of Lemay, Mo. Two other persons in the car were injured. J.W. Jordan, 35, of East St. Louis was struck by a car and fatally injured Saturday while walking across a street. In an accident early Sunday, Earl E. Mathias, 22, of Shelbyville was killed when his auto struck a bridge abutment on Illinois 128 near Shelbyville. James M o r r i s s e y, 66, of Springfield was killed Sunday after his car left U.S. 66 and rolled over several times near Wilmington. Curtis Kraut, 26, of Hardin was fatally injured Sunday after he apparently lost control of his car struck a culvert on Illinois 16 near Hardin. Freddie Head, 28, of Chicago was killed Sunday after being involved in a motorcycle-automobile accident on the South Side. Gerald J. Mowers, 46, of Genoa, De Kalb County, was fatally hurt when he apparently 'lost control of his car while driving on Illinois 23 and struck a utility pole four miles south of Marengo, McHenry County. DRS. CROWELL and REED 612 Bendi Building Office Now Open also on WEDNESDAY 2 to 5 P.M. Two Drivers Hurt Seriously In Chain Reaction Crash Two drivers were listed in grave condition today after being hospitalized following an accident just before midnight Saturday on 111. 41, at the tie plant crossing on the Abingdon road. This morning, Duane Howard, 35, of 505 S. Jefferson St., Abingdon, formerly of 1719 W. Main St., was reported in critical condition at Cottage Hospital, while Charles McDermet, 23, of Avon was reported in poor condition at St. Mary's Hospital. Trooper Stanley Horton said cars driven by Howard, McDermet, and Kenneth E. Fell of Oneida, all northbound, were involved. Fell had stopped at the crossing for an eastbound Burlington Railroad freight train moving into the yards here. Howard also had come to a stop behind the Fell auto. The McDermet car was reported to have struck the rear of the Howard auto, which bounced into the Fell car, causing minor damage to the car and no reported injuries to Fell. Gate Broken After striking the Howard car, McDermet's car was said to have gone into a spin which ended when the vehicle broke a section of the crossing gate and grazed against one of the cars on the train. First investigation did not disclose definitely any contact with the train. The special agent's department of the railroad later reported that a check disclosed that a step from a car about midway in the train had been torn off when struck by the McDermet car. Each driver was wedged between the seat and the floorboard, it was reported. Two First and Puckett ambulances went to the scene and moved one driver to each of the two hospitals. Trooper Horton, who was assisted at the scene by Troopers Ralph Brown and Edward Rohweder, said charges are pending further investigation. Legion Affair Set to Cite Employers Anthony (Tony) Badamo of Quincy, a past Illinois department commander of the Ameri can Legion, will be in Gales burg Thursday as a special guest at the Knox County Council of the American Legion and Women's Auxiliary, according to Carl S. Hearrington, commander of Ralph M. Noble Post in Galesburg. 1 ' Badamo will be the featured speaker and preside at the presentation of American Legion's Certificate of Recognition to a Galesburg area employer. The legion's program is designed to coincide with the annual observance of National Employ the Handicapped Week in October. The Illinois State Employment Service office annually cooperates with the Employment and Economic Commission of the American Legion in the selection of employers for this special recognition. Accepting Reservations Reservations for the dinner can still be made by calling or writing Mrs. Don (Oma) Standard, president of the Women's Auxiliary of the Galesburg legion. An estimated 200 American Legion and auxiliary members, officials and guests are expected to attend. The dinner will be at 7 p.m. with a reception for visitors scheduled for 5:30 p.m., according to Hearrington. Florian E. Lasecki, Galesburg, veterans and field representative of the Illinois State Employment Service also serves as the American Legion's 15th District Employment and Economic Committee chairman. Diners Flee Roek Island Cafe Blaze ROCK ISLAND, 111. (AP)-A kitchen fire spread through the Dutch Inn Restaurant in downtown Rock Island Sunday night during the busy dinner hour but all occunants of the building escaped safely. Chief William Pettit, of the city's fire department, said the two-alarm blaze caused heavy smoke and water damage but had no immediate damage estimate. The fire, Pettit said, started in a grease duct above the kitch- ,en range, raced up a back stairwell and broke through the roof in billowing clouds of smoke before it was brought under control in about an hour. Approval of Mass Changes Is Withheld VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican Ecumenical Council withheld today approval on a wide range of changes in the Roman Catholic Mass, including the partial replacement of Latin with local languages. In a vote in St. Peter's Basilica!, a council document on liturgy — public worship — failed by 78 votes to obtain a required two-thirds majority. Of the 2,242 prelates voting, 1,417 voted for the document. Thirty-six voted against. The outcome of today's voting was unexpected. The counci More Legible Type Face In Register'Mail Debnt The Galesburg Register-Mail has a new face today—type face, that is. The idea is to make the newspaper easier to read. The individual letters are somewhat larger than the old type face, and the characters were designed Escaping the blaze were four j fathers — cardinals, patriarchs residents of second-story apart ments, employes of the restaurant and dozens of diners. Only a few hours later, another fire broke out—this time at a downtown Rock Island Railroad freight house. Off-duty firemen were called to tight this blaze in the structure used to store petroleum products. Chief Pettit said the buiMig was destroyed but gave no damage estimate. Cause of the blaze was not known. The Weather K«T to P <«a« 1 W«atn«t Strip* Brown—Storm Ysllow—fair Had—Warm Bine—Cold NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Fair and warmer tonight. Tuesday partly cloudy northwest, fair south and east continued mild. Low tonight low 50s, high Tuesday 78-84. IOWA: Partly cloudp tonight and Tuesday, a few widely scattered showers or thundershowers northwest tonight and in northeast Tuesday. Lows tonight mostly in the 50s, highs Tuesday in the 80s. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Fair and warmer tonight, low in low 50s. Mostly sunny anc warm Tuesday, high near 80. South to southeast winds 10-15 m.p.h. tonight and southerly 12-20 mr .p.h. Tuesday. Partly cloudy mild Wednesday. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: Sunny and pleasant Tuesday. Fair and warmer tonight. Low tonight 47-53, high Tuesday 78-84. Illinois 5-Day Extended Forecast NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Temperatures will average four to eight degrees above normal. Normal highs 62-68. Normal lows 40-46. Little or no precipitation but there is a chance of showers about Saturday. LOCAL WEATHER , Noon temperature, 71; morning's low, 50. Sky clear, wind out of the southeast. (Sunday's maximum, 76; minimum, 57; Saturday's maximum, 73; minimum, 53.) Sun rose today at 7:08 a. m., sets at 6:23 p. ni. Humidity, 42%. archbishops, bishops and other prelates from around the world — had been expected to give the measure strong approval Last week they voted almost unanimous approval of 19 amendments changing the wording of the document. The amendments were word ed so that regional groups o: bishops would be able to decide what changes they want in their geographic areas, with the Vati can giving its concurrence rath er than issuing an over-all order for the entire church. Select Jury For Trial in County Court Selection of a jury was com pleted at noon today in Knox County Court to hear evidence in a trial, for which two cases have been consolidated. Basis of the civil action was a two-car accident, Nov. 1, 1961, on the Fourth Street overhead bridge, involving cars driven by William B. Steagall and Arthur S. Barton, both of Galesburg The bridge surface was slippery at the time, due to rain, it was stated. Barton was paid $625 dam ages to his car through coverage by Protective National Insurance Co., and one phase of the trial is the insurance firm's suit against Steagall for this amount. Second portion of the action is Steagall's suit against Barton for $940.38 damages to his vehicle. READ THE WANT ADS! READ THE WANT ADS! Kline's Blood Center, Disaster Aid Among Services of Red Cross More than 6,100 pints of blood were collected by the Knox County Red Cross Regional Blood Center in fiscal 1962-63, Mrs. Rivers Sullivan, chapter chairman reported today. Of this total, some 3,000 pints went for local hospital use, Mrs. Sullivan said. The blood by Mergenthaler Linotype Co for legibility. The new face be longs to the same type family —Corona—as the old type face, but each letter has been redesigned. For comparison, this paragraph is set in the old type face. You will note that the letters are more condensed. The descenders and ascenders (the "tails" 6n such letters as "d" and "p") are the same height as the new type, but the letters are not as wide, and the body of the letter is not as high. The "strokes" are narrower, making the print darker. Hereafter, the news in the Galesburg Register-Mail will be set in this new 9-point Corona on a 9%-point slug. This means that the letters are .1249 of an inch high, and they are set on a metal slug that is .0069 of an inch higher to give more space between lines. Change 13,200 Matrices The changeover involved the replacement of 11 fonts of type in our Linotype machines Each font contains approximately 1,200 individual bronze matrices, each of which is a mold for a letter, in all, some 13,200 matrices were replaced at a cost of more than $4,000. The changeover coincides with t technical change in the Tele typesetter transmissions of the news reports Of both The Associated Press and United Press International, which the Regis ter-Mail carries. And while we're on this legibility campaign, we're printing, in response to numerous requests, the daily "Hospital Notes" in the new 9-point type instead of the 6-point type used previously. State Church Group Fields Team to Promote Civil Rights Adoption of effective civil rights legislation by Congress will be urged by a civil rights team wfiich will visit Galesburg Wednesday. Sponsored by the Illinois Council of Churches, the team will start a one-week state-wide pil- HALF SIZE DRESS SALE Sold regular to $14.98 Clean up of fall colors. All cotton, cotton blends, Arnel jersey and others. Good assortment of sizes ,14 1 / / 2 to 24Vz f and colors. Buy now and save — OPEN TONIGHT 'TILL 9 Film on Africa Scheduled at Gospel Church A feature-length color film, depicting African urban and rural societies, will be shown in Galesburg Wednesday at the Foursquare Gospel Church. Filmed in Nigeria, the feature, "Black Gold," portrays the jungle of complex pagan mysteries which characterizes the Black Continent, according to T. L. Osborn of Tulsa, Okla., producer and narrator. The camera visits organized Moslem cities with towering mosques, and poverty stricken villages dominated by witchcraft and mysticism. There will be no admission charge at the 7:30 p. m. showing. Lighting Experts Slate Meeting Thursday Night E. C. Pauly of Danville will present the 1963 progress report to the Central Illinois Chapter of the Illuminating Engineering Society Thursday in Peoria. Pauly, an executive of General Electric Co., has served several terms on the progress report committee, which undertakes an intensive study of new lighting products each year. He is the eastern regional sales manager for both fluorescent equipment manufacturers and distributor sales in the Ballast Division of General Electric. The meeting will be held at the Hotel Pere Marquette beginning at 6:15 p. m. READ THE WANT ADS! was collected during regular center operations at the new Red Cross building on North Henderson Street and through bloodmobile visits in surrounding communities of the county. The bloodmobile also is operated at Knox College. The local chapter operates programs not only in the procurement of blood, but also in disaster service; junior Red Cross; first-aid training; home service; service to veterans and their families; nursing service; volunteer srvice and water safety. Help for Homeless The disaster service, directed by Clarence Wilson, provides clothing and food for families, whose homes, for examole, have been desroyed by fire. The service also provides furniture and other items when needed. In addition to this, the disaster service is ready to be of assistance during tornado alerts. The Junior Red Cross for 196263 shipped 290 gift boxes for children overseas, and 810 teenage boys and girls worked in local hospitals after receiving Junior Red Cross training, Mrs. Sullivan said. This year's goal is to train 1,200 young people for volunteer service. The home service met the needs of 184 servicemen and their families through counseling and financial assistance. The nursing service, with 87 registered nurses enrolled, performed many volunteer jobs. United Fund Red Cross Appeal (One of a series on the 11 agencies supported by United Fund) More than 300 persons were trained in water safety during the past year. The chapter's budget next year is expected to be $50,000 and the United Fund allocation next year will be the same. grimage Tuesday at Rockford and will arrive in Galesburg shortly before noon the next day. Their stay here is sponsored by the Christian Action Committee of the Galesburg Council of Churches. Following luncheon with local clergymen, the 4-man group will meet with public officials and representatives of radio and press. A public rally, with the theme, "Church and Civil Rights," is scheduled for 7:30 p. m. at First Baptist Church. "We have decided to sponsor their stay here • to give Knox County residents an opportunity to hear the Council of Churches' stand on civil rights," said John E. Ankersen, chairman of the local Christian Action Committee. Team Members The team is comprised of Charles Cobb, director of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) for voter registration at Greenville, Miss., who was released from jail last Saturday. He has been in a Greenville jail for weeks in conjunction with his voter registration efforts there. The team also includes Her luf M. Jensen, New York, one of the founders of SNCC in 1960 secretary of the Faith and Life program of the Lutheran Church in America and a 1949 graduate of Harvard University, who is completing advanced work at Union Theological Seminary; Robert L. Sands, Springfield public relations representative of the Illinois Council of Churches, and Rev. Howard Keim of the Church of the Brethren, Peoria. Four Other States As the group launches its informational campaign in Illinois this week, similar crusades under the sponsorship of the National Council of Churches of Christ will be mounted simul taneously in five other Midwest states. "We hope to meet with key persons in Illinois to help turn the tide of congressional A REPUTATION OF DIGNITY A good reputation has to be earned. We are proud of the high esteem in which we are held by the thousands of individuals, friends and members of families whom we have been able to serve in their time of need. sJunmtJfome 96 North Chambers St. GALESBURG. ILLINOIS ESTABLISHED 19 *2 support of President Kennedy's pending civil rights legislation," said W. Harold Johnson, associate secretary of the state council of churches, Christian Social Action group. Congressional votes from 11 Midwest states will determine the outcome, and Illinois is the largest of the bloc, he added. Members of the Illinois Council of Churches and other church groups decided at a meeting last week to promote the one- day meetings in a number of cities in the state. Churchmen have been saying the right things on Civil Rights through pronouncements and resolutions for too long, according to Dr. Andrew E. Kurth, president of the Illinois Council of Churches. Visits by this team will demonstrate that clergymen have a real concern regarding this moral issue, he asserted. "We believe that there is a deep concern on the part of many people concerning such things as segregation in public schools, discrimination in housing and employment." Onenday rallies also will be held by the team at Champaign, East St. Louis, Springfield and Carbondale. Radio Club to Meet There will be a meeting of the Prairie Amateur Radio Club at the Galesburg police squadroom Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. All members and prospective members were urged to attend. Loring Named Director of Radio Group Dave Loring, news director of Galesburg Radio station WGIL, has been elected a new director of the Illinois Broadcast News Association. Loring was elected at a 2-day convention of the association last weekend in St. Louis, Mo., where Missouri broadcasters joined the Illinois group for the conclave. The Missourians are exploring the possibility of setting up a similar broadcast organization. Dave Davis of Waukegan was elected as the new president of the. Illinois group, succeeding Don Newberg of Bloomington. Raps News Coverage At Saturday's opening session of the convention, Canadian consul in Chicago, J. U. Colvin, charged that news coverage concerning Canada's sale of wheat to Russia was not precise and gave an unfavorable impression. Colvin said when Irate Canadians would call him to complain about the unfavorable news reports he advised them "to get all the money you can and the biggest odds that the U.S. would be selling wheat to the Soviet Union in two weeks." Colvin charged that Americans do not know enough about Canada and this lack of knowledge disqualities them from legitimate criticism of that nation. Reporting the results of a survey from 80 U.S. colleges, Colvin said it was found that not one offered a course in Canadian history. He said the U.S. was taking over the place of Britain in world leadership and that in such a capacity Americans should know more about its more important allies. He denied that Canadians were antagonistic toward the U.S. "We just want you to understand us," he said. Tour Aircraft Plant In other convention activities, the broadcasters toured the McDonald Aircraft Co. in St. Louis, where they were briefed on the Gemini space program and Phantom II fighter planes. Closing sessions were devoted to sports reporting. Session leaders were sports editors of newspapers and a TV station in St. Louis. The day was concluded by attending the Cardinals-Pittsburgh professional football game in Busch stadium, in which the Cards staged a comeback in the last five seconds to win, 24-23. RIVER STAGES St. Louis—0.9 rise 0.4. Beardstown—9.5 no change, Havana—5.6 no change. Peoria—11.5 no change. LaSalle—10.1 no change. Keokuk—2.2 no change. Dubuque—3.1 rise 0.1. Burlington—7.0 no change. HOW EXTRA! EXTRA! BLOOD CENTER OPERATES WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16th Hours... 11:30 to 6 P.M. PLACE... 1640 N. Henderson St. Galesburg, III. IS YOUR HEART? I never give blood. meant to give! I gave blood once. 1 give Wood,.. \ regularity AT- YOU CAN GIVE THIS WEDNESDAY KNOX COUNTY REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER The Rtd Cro«« is a part of the United Fund * Red Cro« Appeal

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