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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, October 15, 1963
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2 Galesbura Reoister»Moil, Galesburg, 111, Tuesdov, Oct. 15, 1963 New Referendum Called on J** B ™** „ _ yiiota Hiked Educational Tax Rate Hike For Nov. 25 By LARRY REID District 205 Board of Education Monday night voted unanimously to hold a referendum Nov. 2 on a 12-cent increase in the educational tax rate. The proposal, recommended by the board's finance committee, would, if passed, increase the educational tax rate from $1.25 to $1.37 per $100 assessed valuation. Dr. Robert Kirkpatrick, chairman of the finance committee, said that the tax hike would mean an additional $160,000 annually for the education fund. Additional funds, he said, would be used primarily to maintain the present education program and in addition to this, to provide instructional supplies where needed, and to purchase some new equipment such as buses, which administrators say are needed. Dr. Kirkpatrick said that if possible, a very few of the programs curtailed or eliminated last spring by the board in order to achieve a balanced budget, might be reinstated. Asked what the board might do if the 12-cent increase is voted down he said that he didn't want it to sound like a threat, but point ed out that without additional revenue, more of the education program would probably have to be curtailed. History Of Defeats Not since 1954 has the district been able to secure money through a tax rate referendum. Nine years ago a 20-cent increase was approved, raising the rate to the present $1.25. The board proposed an increase of 22 cents in 1960, but this was defeated 4,597 to 1,942. The most recent proposal calling for an increase of 35 cents in the educational tax rate was trounced in February of this year. With a budget deep in the red due to a loss of some $75,000 a year because of railroad tax objections, plus a resultant loss of about $40,000 in state aid, the board was forced to take drastic measures. The board lopped off portions of the education program which resulted in a savings of about $220,000 and a balanced budget for 1963-64. The district is stiU losing the $75,000 and the same amount of state aid. In addition to this, as a result of a recent court ruling the district is now repaying to the railroads about $20,000 annually in protested tax money. Board of education still had hopes of acquiring additional funds through a state aid bill to increase aid in Illinois schools from $252 to $297 per pupil, but the bill was vetoed by Gov. Kerner. Where Would Money Go? Bayard Alps of the Knox County Taxpayers Association, who was present at last night's board meeting, requested Dr. Kirkpatrick to state in what areas the money would be used. Dr. Kirkpatrick said that the money would be used in a num- Birth Record Born at Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Paid L. Nelson, Rio Route 1, a boy today at 4:11 a.m. Mr, and Mrs. Eugene L. Palm, Galva, a boy today at 5:32 a.m. Born at St. Mary's Hospital to: Dr. and Mrs. Morton D. Will- cutts Jr., 862 N. Prairie St., a boy Monday at 10:29 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert L. Burton, 930 S. Cedar St., a.boy today at 12:46 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. Terry R. John, 385 Monmouth Blvd., a boy today at 1:24 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Miller, Rio, a girl today at 1:45 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lashbrook, 458 Catherine St., Ottawa, are the parents of a daughter, Kimberly Kay, born at 2 a.m. today. Paternal grandpar- en': are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sholl, 1518 E. Brooks St., and maternal grandfather, K. Adams of Galesburg. Episcopalians Gather for Peoria Synod Mrs. Jay Gray, 386 Hawkin son Ave., is Grace Episcopal Church's delegate to the 33rd Synod of the Episcopal Church's Province of the Midwest, which opened today at the Hotel Pere Marquette in Peoria. Rev. George DeGraff, pastor of the Galesburg church, and his wife are expected to attend an evensong to be held tonight at St. Paul's Cathedral. Rt. Rev. Richard Ambrose Reeves, head of the Student Christian Movement of Great Britain and Ireland and former bishop of Johannesburg, South Africa, will preach on "The Church's Concern for the Minds of Men in Relation to Christ's Love for the World." Rt. Rev. F. William Lichfield, bishop of Quincy, will be the celebrant at Holy Eucharist Wednesday at 7 a.m. at the cathedral. Other speakers at the session include Dr. William G. Seldon, executive director of the National Commission on Accrediting and Rev. Philip T. Zabriskie, executive secretary of the Department of College Work for the National Council. ber of general areas, but said Knox County Selective Serv he couldn't pinpoint what uses ice Board today received a qtio- at this time. Dr. Clifton Bell ta for,40 registrants to stand elaborated on this by saying Army preinduction physical: that where the revenue would Nov. 25 in Chicago. Another call go has yet to be determined by for the same day at the Chica* the Board of Education. Bell go examining center requested added that it is the responsibil- 10 men for induction, ity of school directors to keep The numbers for preinduction the school system running as were increased by 10, compared economically as possible, while to the 30 total sent to the Chi- keeping the essentials in the cago center Oct. 8 for physicals, program. If this type of pro- The board has notified 11 reg- gram fails, he said, the district istrants to report for induction could be in danger of losing its at the center Oct. 21. accreditation from the North Mrs. Madge Mills, chief ad Central Association of Colleges ministrative clerk of the board, and Secondary Schools, an ac- said men called for induction crediting agency which re- mus t be 22 by Nov. 1, and reg- quires certain standards for istrants ordered for preinduc- schools. tion physicals must be 21 by The resolution passed last Nov. 1 night designated that the polls will be open Saturday, Nov. 2, /~< i fitto from 12 noon to 7 p.m. Pre- tOmmena \rKl& cincts, judges and other elec- ~ M tion information will be an- seniors OH nounced later. Performance Insitute on Delinquency Report Issued Five Galesburg High School seniors have been honored for their high performance on the National Merit Scholarship qualifying test given last spring. Each student who is endorsed by his school receives a formal letter of commendation signed by his principal and the president of the National Merit People working directly with Scholarship Corporation juvenile delinquents believe The students include Wanda there is no "one shot cure-all" Carter, daughter of Mr. and for the juvenile problem, ac- Mrs. Hayward Carter, 711 Wil cording to the consensus of lard St.; Suzanne McMaster, opinion of more than 100 people daughter of Mr. and Mrs who work directly with Illinois James McMaster, 415 N. Hen vnuths derson St.; Michael Gilson, son y Lack of a cure-all was one of of Mr. and IMj* Gerald D Gil the determinations in views ex- son.,403 Ph Hips St.; Sharon pressed by the group which at- Dra«,te^^gte of Mr. and H W . E w °TT 5 J«„K daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Rob- 2-3, at Western IUinoiUniver. ertKReed im N Avademy S t. sity Macomb. Copha i of the John M stalnak president deliberations and comments of fte Nationa , Merit ^Scholar- compiled in the office of Dean ghi c ation stated that Carlson Crane, WIU Division of about 32 m students through . Public Services, were sent to- out the country who did not be _ day to institute participants. come sem ifinalists are receiv- "Solving the juvenile prob- ing letters of comme ndation lem would seem to indicate a District 205 Lunch Menus Are Posted District 205 lunch menus have been announced for Oct. 16-25. Bread, butter and milk will be served at all meals. Wednesday, pork tenderloin on buns, dill slices, green beans, pineapple marshmallow delight; Thursday, meat loaf, creamed potatoes, peas, plain jello; Friday, barbecued tuna on buns, tossed salad, cherries. Monday, Oct 21, pork barbecues; . buttered corn, applesauce; Tuesday, Italian spaghetti, carrot and celery sticks, banana cream pudding; Wednesday, spiced ham and cheese slices; beets, fruit bars, apples; Thursday, chili, cheese biscuits, salad, ice cream bars; Friday, oven fried fish on buns, buttered potatoes, carrot and cab bage salad, chocolate cake. Navy Accepts 3-Year Hitches In New Setup The Navy is now accepting 3- New Sisters In Charge at St. Mary's A new sister superior and a new administrator assumed their duties at St. Mary's Hos pital Monday. The superior, whose rwponsi bility includes the spiritual wet fare and overall direction of the 16 nuns of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis here, is Sister M. Bernwarda, who previously was in charge of the obstetrics department at St. Francis Hospital, Peoria. The administrator is Sister M. Cleo- phae, who has been administrator of Sacred Heart Hospital, Fort Madison. They succeed Sister M. Concepta, who filled both positions and today left for Burlington, where she will be the adminis trator of St. Francis Hospital, another of the 12 hospitals operated by the order. Sister Concepta was administrator here for six years, the maximum under the rules of the order. This is Sister Bernwarda's second assignment at St. Mary's Hospital in Galesburg. She worked in the obstetrics department here from 1942 to 1948. She subsequently served six years as administrator of St. Joseph's Hospital in Keokuk. Sister Cleophae is a graduate of St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing at Peoria and holds a master's degree in hospital and business administration from Xavier University at Cincinnati, Ohio. She is also a nominee for membership in the American College of Hospital Administrators. Her previous assignments include director of nursing at St. Joseph's Hospital, Keokuk; director of the indigent clinic at St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, and nine years in supervisory work at St. Anthony's Hospital in Rockford. St. Mary's Hospital Advisory Board, comprised of 14 lay advisers to the hospital administration, also reorganized yesterday, Webster Gehring Jr. was elected to serve the remaining two years of the term of the late John Carroll. Re-elected to terms expiring in 1966 were George Campbell, the retiring president of the board, and J. T. McFall, Dale H. Rowe, Dr. Robert M. Way and Al A. Nemecek. Officers elected were Charles Morrow, president; Edward H. Gross, vice president, and Nemecek, secretary. UINCHLIFF v w 6. PEARSON FUNERAL HOME WCHAPEL 287NORTH BROAD GAIESBUB G From Any Viewpoint Providing distinctive motor equipment is an integral part of a funeral director's ice. Hinchliff & Pearson neral Home's modern, maculate funeral cars are distinctive in every sense of the word. serv- Fu- im- one SfS-S/0/ need for a stronger program by all agencies to explore and research new ways to reach as many different types of delinquents as possible," it was stated by James Smith, superintendent of Public Aid. He added that communities have found year enlistments, according 1 ' to from experience that while cer- service information received by tain types of programs are ben- Chief Don Meisenheimer re- eficial, these have deterred only cruiter in charge of the Navy particular types of juveniles. recruiting office in the Gales- Dropouts and Faiiure burg Post Office Building High school dropouts were This program offers most discussed by Dr. Frederick P. rights and benefits offered un- Abel, dean of the WIU School of der the 4-year program which Education. He said the high includes choice of training cen- school dropout is a walking and ters, travel, training and ad talking example of failure: vancement, Meisenheimer said "failure on his part, on the part The recruiter will provide ad- of the school on the part of the di tional information on the new home, and in fact on the part of program by contacting his of society." fice, phone 343-8403. Dean Crane, in summing up the institute under the title, "Where Do We Go From Here?" commented, "Implicit in much that wati said were suggestions for better communications between school, church, home, social agencies and law enforcement agencies. Also implied and, in some uyuAWKA— There is nothing new to add, except that the cases, stated was the need for s " s P. e .f ,lst seems *° grow," Vincent Carlson, Henderson County coordinated action by the vari- si l e ™"> reported this morning in connection with the investigation ous agencies and by community ofuan arme d robbery here early Sunday morning. Victims of the One Tax Ballot Settled; Three More Pending By JOHN ZAKARIAN Decision on a tax referendum was settled Monday night by the District 206 school board, leaving three similar decisions to be made by other taxing bodies. District 205, which covers parts of Knox and Warren counties, will vote Nov. 2 on a 12-cent increase in the educational tax rate. Three additional referendums possible within the coming months Include one for county nursing bonds, one on a forestry tax for tree removal in Galesburg, and one on a junior college to serve Knox and Warren counties. A citizens committee has already recommended to the County Board of Supervisors that a county wide vote to be held to decide on issuing bonds to construct a new nursing home, estimated to cost about $1.8 million. Aldermen in Galesburg have also balked about removing thousands of dead elm trees from street terraces by a special forestry tax which would have to be approved by voters. Another referendum possible, although regarded by many as improbable in the immediate future, is on a proposed junior college to serve nine school districts in Knox and Warren counties. Nearly $5,000 has Pleads Guilty In Court to Driving Count Appearing this morning in Knox County Court before Judge Daniel J. Roberts, James F. Bowton, 43, of 307 W. Givens St., Abingdon, pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated. He was fined $300, plus $37.30 costs. The defendant was arrested Oct. 8. At the request of the office of the state's attorney, the case in which George Douglass Reh- ield, 20, of 117 N. Fifth St., Monmouth, was charged with deception, was continued to Oct. 25. A $250 check issued Oct. 7 on the Second National Bank, Monmouth, was said to have been involved in the charge. Youth Denied Asvlum RECHNITZ, Austria (UPI) A 14-year-old Hungarian youth escaped across a mine field on the Iron Curtain Saturday only to be denied political asylum, Austrian authorities said today. The young locksmith will be sent back to Hungary because of his age, they said. Suspect List Increases in Oquawka Armed Robbery The Weather Cay to Pafl* > Waattaw Strip* Brown—Storm Yallow—Fat? Rod—Warm Bin*—Cold councils." List Delegates Attending the institute from this area were: ABINGDON — Vernon Coats, police magistrate; Earnest L. Curtis, police chief; Ray Landlord. Shirley Lankford and Gerald Voorhees, Abingdon police department; Rev. Francis W. Sami'elson, Methodist Church, and Roscoe W. Scott, superintendent of schools. Bushnell — Denton White, superintendent of schools. Galesburg — Willia.n H. Miller, police chief; Det. Set. William J. Allison and Det. Jesse Moss Jr., Galesburg Police Department; Ted Stewart. YMCA general secretary; John Hilford, YMCA physical director; L. D. Lundholm, Boy Scouts of America; William Mackenzie, superintendent of the Mary Davis Home; R.irs. Albertena Morgan, director of court services, and Robert Peck, Knox County superintendent of schools. Gladstone — Mrs. Marilyn Stewart, case worker for Public Aid. Knoxville — Raymond Bartee, superintendent of schools. LaHarpe — Roy Baker, superintendent, LaHurpe High School; Roger Gordon. LHS guidance counselor, and Lester A. Hill, minister. Little York — Aliens Rhinehart, guidance director, Yorkwood High School. London Mills — Kcv. Lyle Leverton, Yokedfield E.U.B. and Methodist churches. Monmouth -- Verne Conway, county superintendent of schools; Mike Kalosh, dean of boys, Mon- nouth High School; Scott I. Klukos, Warren County judge; Don Moore, school truant officer, MHS: Mrs. Ruth C. Munson. Warren County juvenile probation officer: Larry R. Peterson, school social worker; Gertrude Price, dean of girls, MHS; Dwight Roberts, assistant Warren Ccunty farm adviser; Vincent Romano, police chief; Lacy Rosenbalm community worker, Illinois Youtn Commission; Rev. and Mrs Raymond C. Swanson, First Lutheran Church. Prairie City — Rev. Edward L. Dunavin, Methodist and Presbyterian churches. Roseville — Rev. Robert E. Larson, Baptist Church; Rev. R. G. Marks, Methodist Church, and Eugene Tinker, principal of Roseville High School. Stronghuist — Rev. Stanley S. Johnson, Bethel Lutheran Church. robbery were said to have been seven men who were in a room on the second floor of the Blue Goose Tavern, of which William Lox is operator. The robbery took place about 2:45 a.m., and was staged by two men whose faces were partially covered by masks. Early reports set the amount taken from the seven men as $4,000. The sheriff today related that the exact amount had not been determined, but "the figure floating around was between $4,000 and $4,500." Carried Guns The robbery report stated that one man was armed with a shotgun and one had a revolver. Arrival of the men was reported to have been observed by Ralph Hess, tavern janitor, who at the time did not suspect that robbery was their aim. A third man remained in the car, the janitor said. Due to the proximity to the Illinois-Iowa bridge at Gulfport, it was thought the trio might have moved into Iowa before an effective roadblock could be established after authorities were notified of the case. Find Cash Registers Carlson also reported today that two cash registers taken during a breakin early Monday morning at the State Line Liquor Store, Gulfport, were found later Monday by personnel of the office of Roy Hartley, Warren County sheriff. The registers were found along U. S. 34,. about two miles west of Mon-| mouth. One register had contained about $8 in change, which was missing, while the other safe had been empty at the time it was taken. Sheriff Carlson said that 24 autographed $1 bills also were taken from the walls of the store. NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Mortly cloudy tonight with a few scattered thundershowers. Warmer east portion. Wednesday partly cloudy a few showers mostly in east portion, turning a little cooler in north and west portions. Low tonight 54 to 61. High Wednesday in the 70s north and west and low 80s southeast. IOWA: Partly cloudy through Wednesday scattered showers north and east tonight and over extreme east Wednesday. A little cooler over state tonight ana Wednesday. Low tonight 45 to 50 northwest, 55 to 60 southeast. High Wednesday 75 to 85. CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Mostly cloudy tonight, chance of light showers. Warmer, low in upper 50s. Chance of showers Wednesday morning, becoming partly cloudy and cooler in afternoon. High in the 70s. South to southeast winds 10 to 16 m.p.h. tonight, becoming southwest to west 10 to 15 m.p.h. Wednesday. Fair, mild Thursday. GALESBURG AND VICINITY: MosUy cloudy with a chance of a thundershower tonight, low upper 50s. Partly cloudy and a little cooler Wednesday, high in upper 70s. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperature. 74; morning's low, 59. Sky mostly clear, wind out of the south-southwest. (Monday's maximum, 80; midnight, 62). Sun rose today at 7:10 a.m., sets 6:22 p.m. Humidity, 68%. RIVER ~STAGE1 St. Louis—1.3 rise 0.4. Beardstown—9.7 rise P.l. Havana—5.6 no change. Peoria—11.4 fall 0.1. LaSalle—10.7 rise O.6. Keokuk—2.1 fall 0.1. Dubuque—6.8 no change. Davenport—3.0 fall 0.1. Burlington—7.0 no change. been spent on studies to determine the feasibility of the proj ect and county school superintendents are expected to call a meeting soon of citizen group to determine the next step. Nursing Home Referendum The Knox County Nursing Home referendum would probably be held next April, accord ing to Ralph Anderson, chair man of the Knox County Nursing Home Committee^ It would seek approval of bonds, for which the tax increase would not exceed five cents a year on each $100 assessed valuation, Anderson estimated. The November school tax referendum will ask for a 12-cent increase, and the city forestry tax increase was tentatively set at .05 per cent. No figures have been issued on the junior col lege project. Recently Risen Needs All four proposed referendums are a result of needs which have risen during the past few years. Reduction of tax revenue for the school board and the in crease in education costs have prompted board officials to re quest additional money to provide students with better education. The deadly dutch elm disease, which hit Galesburg trees a few years ago, is killing trees at an accelerated rate. Unless these trees are removed . the same year they die, they create a safety hazard, city officials have said. Aldermen have turned down a proposal to increase property taxes by 4 cents per $100 assessed valuation temporarily. Rejection came Sept. 4 after considerable debate on the issue and some aldermen felt that residents — and not city officials — should decide on such a tax hike. Nursing Home Proposal Talk about a new nursing home came after the State Health Department notified the Knox County Board of Supervisors that if the present home fails to meet minimum facilities by 1965, it will be disapproved for state patients. Of the 120 patients there at present, 100 are paid for by the state. Anderson told Cosmopolitan Club members Monday night that it would take about $250,000 to remodel the present nursing home near Knoxville. Despite remodelling, it probably would be condemned by 1970, Anderson asserted. "There has been a lot said about bringing the nursing home closer to Galesburg," he told Cosmopolitans, "but this would require at least 10 acres and no such area could be found." The nursing home committee chairman pointed out that the present 200 acres owned by the county near Knoxville contains water and sewer facilities and will be only 600 feet away from Interstate 74 now being constructed. Divorces Are Granted in Circuit Court Judge Keith Scott, Monday in Knox County Circuit Court, signed decrees In three divorce cases. Cruelty was the allegation on which Helen F. Gregory obtained a divorce from Harry J. Gregory, to whom she was married last July 26. Alimony and support were waived by the plaintiff, who was permitted to resume her former name of Helen P. Owens. Permission to resume her maiden name of Cheryl Dunbar was granted Cheryl Gagg In the decree divorcing her from Ronald Gagg. The couple, married June 8, 1982, had no children. Cruelty was charged in the complaint for divorce. Also on a charge of cruelty, Sandra L. McVey was granted a divorce from Edward L. McVey, to whom she was married Jan. 1, 1959. Two children were born to this marriage and custody of one was given to the plaintiff and one to the defendant. Support money of $10 a week is to be paid by the defendant. A property settlement was confirmed in the decree. Chicago Area Canvassed for Knox Fund Chicago is having a go at the Greater Knox College Fund between now and Thanksgiving with a person-to-person, canvass aimed at reaching 2,300 alumni who live and work in the Chicago area. Scott Harrod, a Knox graduate in the 1933 class and president of Ditto, Inc., is the volunteer leader of an alumni team of 24 regional chairmen, who are contacting Knox people by home districts. The Chicago teams hope to secure $65,000 or more toward the Greater Knox Fund goal of $4,000,000 in "three significant years" — 1962 to 1965. List Breakin At Maquon Residence The sheriff's office has received a report of a breakin Saturday, between 6:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., at the home of Etta Morse in Maquon. Entrance was gained through the bathroom window, according to the report. A desk and drawer also were ransacked. Listed as missing were eight knives and eight forks, and a metal box. The box contained a 100-year- old deed, other deeds, insurance papers, marriage certificate, Army discharge papers, and copies of income tax returns. DRS. CROWELL and REED 612 Bondi Building Office Now Open also on WEDNESDAY 2 to 5 P.M. NOTICE ... GOOD PEOPLE OF KNOX COUNTY . . • NOTICE Wednesday, October 16 IS BIOOD CENTER DAY IN OAIESBURO THE TIME . . . 11:30 to 6 P.M. THE PLACE . . , 1040 N. Hondonon St., Galecburg, III. WE NEED O NEGATIVE AND O POSITIVE BIOOD AS WEIL AS All BIOOD GROUPS. If you notd • ridt, phono 342-013*. THE RED CROSS HOOD CENTER IS A PART OP THf UNITED PUND - RED CROSS APPEAL KNOX COUNTY REGIONAL MOOD (ENTER Ml SIGN UP TO DONATE BIOOD TODAY ARE A 1 YOU A WURLITZER WINNER? COME IN AND SEE IF YOU WON ONE OF 200 WURLITZER PIANOS AND ORGANS I Look for the Wurlitzer ad in subscription copies of Better Homes & Gardens, October issue—a great sweepstakes where 200 Wurlitzer pianos and organs are being given away to holders of lucky numbers 1 Check your copy of Better Homes & Gardens for your lucky number, and bring it in today! FLESHER HOUSE OF MUSIC 64 S. CHERRY U

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