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Thursday, October 17, 1963
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Southern Illinois Drought Worse Than North: Seek Disaster Status By CLAUDE BACH AND United Press International SPRINOriELD (UPI)-F*d. eral farm officials here have initiated steps which could lead to the designation of parts of Southern Illinois as drought disaster areas. Although they are reluctant to discuss the possibility that a disaster will be declared, officials of the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Services said they have called for reports from all southern counties on the drought conditions there. Executive Director Willard Upp said he had visited several parts of the state in recent weeks. "There is no doubt it is extremely dry in Southern Illinois and the problem there is worse than in central and northern Illinois," he said. No rain had fallen in Southern Illinois the first ten days of October and most of the region received less than an inch of rain in September, the School of Agriculture at Southern Illinois University reports. Farm Ponds Drying The near-record drought conditions have cut down farm pond water supplies considerably, the school found. Maurice Klaus of the ASCS said the drought conditions are Collegians In Golf Tourney MONMOUTH - William McBride of Streator, a Monmouth College student who was the star of last year's undefeated freshman golf team, won the first annual all-college golf tournament with a score of 75. Second place in the 18-hole medal play match went to William Simpson of Peoria, a sophomore who did not compete on the freshman team last year, but should be a strong contender for varsity competition this spring. Simpson carded an 83. Senior golf letterman Terry Gross of Jacksonville and -freshman Richard Gearhart of Abingdon tied for third place with 84 and John Heitz, a sophomore from Armonk, N. Y., and David Charles, a junior from Bettendorf, Iowa, tied for fifth place with 85. Eighteen college men participated in the tournament at the Monmouth Country Club. William Hutchins, varsity golf coach at the college, was tourney director. Monmouth HOSPITAL made worse because of the poor moisture retention capabilities of soil in Southern Illinois. He said the wide use of South* ern Illinois land for cattle grazing complicates the problem. The county ASCS drought re* ports, which have already start­ ed arriving at the Springfield office, will help the service decide whether or not disaster conditions exist, Upp said. "But it is too soon for us to state in a solid way just what action will be necessory," he said. "The whole state isn't Despite Dry Weather, Com Moisture Delays Harvest Admitted Wednesday — Mrs. Waheeb Ayoub, Monmouth. Dismissed Wednesday — Joseph Gummerson Jr., Mrs. Virgil Bogener and baby, Monmouth; Mrs. Richard Wuerz- burger and baby, East Moline. Name G. S. Chairmen Appointments of chairmen of the Girl Scout Fund Drives to be conducted in Mercer and Warren Counties were announced recently by the president of the Shabonee Girl Scout Council. Mrs. Russell Jensen, of Monmouth, will head the Warren County drive and Dru Tighe, Aledo postmaster, will head the Mercer County campaign. The money raised in both drives is used for administrations costs of the council in carrying out the organization and services supplied troops. Checks or money orders should be made payable to the Shabonee Girl Scout Council and may be mailed to either chairman. All gifts to the council may be included as deductions from income tax. Fix Biggsville Blood Donor deception OQUAWKA—The next Red Cross blood donor drive for Henderson County will take place in Biggsville Oct. 24. Blood will be donated in the basement of the Biggsville United Presbyterian Church. The townships participating will be Biggsville and Rozetta. Regional director of the drive will be Mrs. Rivers Sullivan of Galesburg. Township chairmen are Mrs. Inez Dixon of Biggsville and Mrs. Charles Allaman of Oquawka. (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.) By GAYLORD P. GODWIN WASHINGTON (UPI) - The government's weekly weather and crop bulletin reported producers in parts of the corn belt have delayed corn harvest because moisture content of the grain still is too high. Most of the harvest delay occurred along the northern fringe of the belt, the bureau said, although grain with high moisture content was prevalent in much of the area. Above - normal temperatures and clear skies during the week ended Oct. 14 will help speed up the harvest, the bureau said. Most of the corn in the belt has matured and is safe from loss by frost and freezes, the bureau said. It added that frost now is needed to kill weeds and dry the corn. Along the southwestern fringe of the belt the harvest made rapid progress and was ahead of normal. The bureau adjusted harvest 46 per cent completed in Missouri, but much lower in states just north and east. The 1963 flax harvest was nearly complete in North Dakota, while seeding flax in southern Texas for the 1964 crop was halted by lack of soil moisture. The bureau said dry soils over the major portion of the nation hampered the seeding of winter grains. The agency said that while seeding of the 1964 winter wheat crop was well advanced in major producing areas, more moisture is needed for proper germination. In Oklahoma, where soils are too dry to complete the seeding, some acreage will need to be replanted. From Colorado north and west the conditions for winter wheat and barley are somewhat better. The bureau said rapid progress was made in the soybean harvest. The Agrculture Department's cold storage report shows that Oct. 1 stocks in refrigerated warehouses totaled 6 billion pounds, second only to the 6.5 Band and Orchestra Parents to Convene MONMOUTH-The fall meeting of the Monmouth Band and Orchestra Parents' Club will be held in the high school gymnasium this Thursday night starting at 7:30. The business meeting will be in charge of John Hagrelius, Parents' Club president. Musil will be presented by members are being invited to grade band classes, who will give a demonstration of typical rehearsal procedures. All parents of band and orchestra members are being nivited to attend. WARREN H. S. HONOR ROLL MONMOUTH —Warren High School honor roll for the period ending Oct. 4 was announced today as follows: Freshman—David Armstrong, Peggy Ault, Bonnie Brush, Danny Curtis, Mary Denison, Jan Dysert, Janice Fisher, Garda Gillen, Peggy Gillen. Also, David Jenks, Ricky Jewell, Peggy Lefort, Gregory Lyons, Valerie McCann, John Pilcher, Vickie Raymond, Kathy Rice, Alyce Robinson, Karen Roehrs, Linda Schoning and Kenneth Schweitzer. Sophomore—Catherine Crum, Debby Hanson, Steve Helm, Betty Malone, Michael Nelson, Robert Schimmin, Marcia Sullivan, Bertha Toops, Janet Vaughn, Diane Way and Linda K. White. Junior—Debby Boostrom, Ann Gibson, David Hanson, Beverly Hawkins, Joyce Hohner, Barbara Koch, Mickey Lewis, Randy Rodgers, Milo Sprout and Karen Willis. Senior—Ann M. Armstrong, Anne R. Armstrong, David Clark, Marcia Derry, Steve Fillman, Chester Hippen, Steffen Lyons, Larry McMahon, Mary Pierce, Eileen Reynolds, Bill Robinson and Jean Wayland. billion pounds stored on Oct. 1, 1962. Supplies of frozen turkeys In* creased more than 90 million pounds during September to 246 million pounds on Oct. 1. Turkey holdings are 5 per cent larger than a year earlier and 37 per cent more than average for this time of year. Total poultry stocks rose 109 million pounds to 365 million pounds on Oct. 1, compared with 331 million stored last year. Beef stocks were up to 219 million pounds after a 17 million pounds gain in September. Beef stocks a year ago totaled 145 million pounds. Pork supplies declined seasonally during September to 210 million pounds. The pork stocks, however, were 51 per cent larger than on Oct. 1, 1962, and 48 per cent above the 195761 average. Orange concentrate on hand Oct. 1 totaled 27 million, gallons. A year ago stocks were 51 million gallons. about to be declared a disaster area. The reports will disclose what steps are necessary." Check Water Levels Some of the signs which ASCS will look for are the level of feed available and the level of water in the ponds. If the ASCS deems it necessary, a session of the disaster committee will be called. The committee, composed of Edward J. Meagher of the ASCS and heads of the Farmers Home Administration and Extension Services, considers natural disasters such as droughts. If the committee finds that a disaster exists, the governor may ask assistance such as he did for six counties in Northern Illinois recently. In certain cases the governor's request or approval is not necessary, Klaus pointed out. But cooperation of the state departments of agriculture and conservation are sought because of their interest in farmers' problems, Klaus said. Klaus pointed out that if a disaster is declared, it will affect only those farmers who participate in the ASCS'g conservation reserve program. Land presently under conservation reserve contract would be released for grazing or harvesting of hay under the ASCS disaster program. Upp said that although the ASCS had called for reports from Southern Illinois counties only, "other counties are at liberty to submit reports." Liquor Cases Docketed for Court Action MONMOUTH - Gerald L. Howell, 20, of 1133 S. Ninth St., was arrested at 1:05 this morning by state Trooper Gerald Schilling for illegal possession of liquor and not having a drivers license. Howell had previously appeared in police court, Wednesday, and pleaded guilty to a charge of making excessive noise with his car. In that case he was fined $10 by Police Magistrate Dale T. DeVore. Howell will make another appearance later today in police court on the two new charges. Samuel Johnson Jr., 26, of 1131 S. Third St., was arrested at 1:55 this morning by state trooper Robert L. Hocker for the illegal possession of liquor. He will appear in police court later today. Mrs. Joyce E. Wallace of 834 S. Third St., who was arrested Monday for allowing an unauthorized person to drive her car, appeared in police court Wednesday and was fined $10. Mrs. Mamie Campbell of the same address, who was allegedly driving the Wallace car when it hit a fire hydrant at South Third Street and 11th Avenue, breaking the hydrant, will appear in police court today. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! Galesburg Register-Mail, Gofesburg, III, Thursday, Oct.17.1963 19 MONMOUTH MMMMifff IWMl MI tT n st. MAM iu-mi FOR MISSED COPIES PHONE 734-4121 Before 6:30 Washington March Participant Speaks at College Chapel Session MONMOUTH - Dr. Jay Lo-| gan, pastor of the First United Presbyterian Church of Decatur, and a veteran of the August civil rights march on Washington, told a tale of five cities in a speech at a Monmouth College chapel program Tuesday morning. Dr. Logan, former moderator of the Illinois Synod of the United Presbyterian Church, built his discussion of the race conflict around K i c k a p o o, 111.; Washington, D. C; Accra, Ghana; Birmingham, Ala., and "your home town." While speaking on race relations to a class at Western Illinois University, Dr. Logan related, a student told him that he saw no need to study the topic. "I'm from Kickapoo, 111., where no Negroes are allowed in town after sundown," the student said. "You're about ready for Kickapoo, then, and that's all," was the minister's reply. Chief problem in race relations is the attitudes such as this being nurtured in rural towns and suburbs, the speaker said. "When people like this boy from Kickapoo move into our society, they bring new problems rather than solutions to old problems," he added. The United Presbyterian minister then told of the civil rights march on Washington this sum- Roseville Lions Induct 8; Legion Auxiliary Plans Contest ROSEVILLE - Eight new members were received into membership at the Lions Club meeting held Tuesday evening. The sponsor of each new member brought his candidate for membership before the district governor, Richard Dornacher of Rock Island, who instructed the new members in the meaning of Lionism and formally inducted them into full membership. Each sponsor then pinned the symbol of Lions International on the lapel of his new member and presented him with a membership packet. Received into membership were Del Johnson, Ira Land, Wilbur Meadows, Earl Peoples, John C. Ranney, Robert Sawyer and Jan Sorensen. Wendell Meek is a new member, but was unable to be present at the meeting. In his talk to the Lions the district governor spoke of the importance of bringing in new members to add "new blood, new ideas and new workers" to the group. Bill Miller, candy chairman, reported that the proceeds from the candy sale amounted to $158.25, to be used for the blind aid fund of the club. President, Lee Roy Williams conducted the meeting and a board of directors meeting followed the regular dinner meeting. Women of the Methodist Church served the dinner to the club. Auxiliary Plans Contest The Lawson Babbitt Unit No. 614, American Legion Auxiliary of R o s e v i 11 e, at the Legion Home Tuesday opened its meeting with the regular patriotic ceremonies with Mrs. Charles Bates and Mrs. John Ockert advancing the colors. During the business meeting Mrs. Edythe Johnson, president, reported on the district meeting she had attended in LaHarpe Legion Home on Sept. 28. Reports were heard from Mrs. Fred Kirby and Mrs. Frank Wilkinson on the fall district meeting held in Moline. At this district meeting the Roseville unit was awarded a citation from the Salk Institute. Mrs. James Adkisson, rehabilitation chairman, was awarded a gift for the Old Gold program. Announcement was made of the bi-county legion meeting to be held here at the Legion Home Oct. 23. Mrs. Frank Wilkinson, Mrs. John Ockert, Mrs. Jack Efaw and Mrs. R. E. Icenogle will serve on the food committee. Contributions were voted to several legion projects. Hazel Statler, a 16-year-old girl at Fifer Cottage, is being sponsored by the local unit. The new yearbooks were distributed. Mrs. Icenogle, membership chairman, divided the member into four teams for a membership contest. Captains are Mrs. Charles Bates, Mrs. James Adkisson, Mrs. Jack Efaw and Mrs. Ralph Volk. Points in the contest will be won by obtaining new members, renewing memberships of those who have dropped out, and in early payment of dues. The contest will end in the spring. Following the business meeting refreshments were served by a committee, Mrs. C. M. Scott, Mrs. Leo Mings, Mrs. Huber Allard, Mrs. Ruth McCulough, Mrs. Ralph Volk, Mrs. James Palmer and Mrs. Max Sanderson. 4-H News A county-wide "Wiener Hop" was held in Eldridge Park in Roseville on Oct. 5 when Warren County 4-H Club youth sang, ate and danced. On Oct. 9 the newly-elected Federation officers met at the Farm Bureau Building in Monmouth and planned this year's calendar. On Oct. 12 the 4-H leaders, junior leaders, sponsors, members of the joint committee and extension agents were honored at a banquet which was given by the sponsors of the Warren County 4-H program and served by the county Home Bureau. At this time certificates and pins were presented to each leader and junior leader who had served during the 1963 season. The presentations were made by farm adviser, Stanley Sims, assistant farm adviser, Dwight Robinson and Mrs. Frank Adkisson, a member of the home economics committee. About 90 people attended the banquet. Mrs. Gracie Peterson of Monmouth entertained the group with a humorous talk entitled "Take a Look at Yourself." Others who participated in the event were Mrs. Don Schmalshof, Mrs. Robert Conway, Bill Gossett and Judy Shauman. Meetings The annual smorgasbord supper of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church will be served on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Roseville Elementary School, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. There also will be a bazaar. The CIC Class of the Methodist Church will have a potluck supper at the church Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. Dessert and coffee will be furnished by a committee, Mrs. K. L. Becraft, Mrs. E. Lynn Hill, Mrs. Ira Huston Roseville ANN LARSON Phone 426-2671 P. O. Box 39? Compares Roseville Tax Rate ROSEVILLE—The total school tax rate of the Roseville Community Unit School District is among the very lowest in the State of Illinois and is lower than any now applied by neighboring or nearby school districts, according to an article made public by Superintendent E. Lynn Hill for information on the coming special election to decide about school building projects. According to the most recent state-wide statistics available, based upon taxes paid in 1962 and prepared by the Illinois Education A s s o c i a tion, the Roseville s c h o o 1 tax rate, $1,349, ranked among the lowest 2 per cent of all districts maintaining 12 grade schools under either the unit or dual system. Of 1,002 school districts, 983 had tax rates higher than that charged by Unit 200, with some rates being more than three times Unit 200's total rate. This year, Roseville's total school tax rate, $1,349, was the lowest in the area. Others are: Monmouth, $2,257; Oquawka, 1.987; Stronghurst, 1.984; Alexis, 1.984; Yorkwood, 1.901; Bushnell, 1.874; Abingdon, 1.853; Media, 1.801; Avon, 1.770; Galesburg, 1.767; Warren, 1.625; Roseville, 1.349. If Unit 200's voters approve the construction of a new high school at the special election, Saturday, Oct. 26, they can still look forward to having the lowest tax rate in the area, said i Hill's announcement, which continued: To repay the bonds to be issued to finance the costs of construction, $892,000, a tax increase of only 18 cents per $100 of equalized assessed valuation will be required. This low tax increase is possible inasmuch as bond payments are to be integrated with those of the bonds issued to construct the new grade school several years ago and retired over a seventeen year period, so that in no one year would taxes be increased much. Individual taxpayers can determine their cost by multiplying the equalized assessed valuation of their property by 0.0018. Thus, on a home assessed for tax purposes at $6,000, the average annual increase in taxes would amount to $10.80; on an acre of farm assessed at $180, the average annual increase would amount to 32 cents. Unlike state or federal taxes, the taxes paid for schools stay in the community, and in most instances, are fully deductible for income tax purposes. The Board of Education urges any residents who have ques tions concerning the cost of the program to contact the superintendent of schools, whose of fice is located at the Roseville Grade School. The bonds to be issued will be sold at a nationally advertised public sale, to obtain the lowest interest rate, and construction contracts will be publicly let. and Mrs. Howard Bacon. The Fellowship Guild of the Baptist Church will meet on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. in the home of Doris Harden. PEO chapter will hold a business meeting in the home of Mrs. Paul Taylor on Monday at 2 p.m. with Mrs. Fannie Shepherd assisting hostess. At 3:45 the chapter members will be hostesses at a tea for senior girls in the home economics room at the high school during which time the girls will have the opportunity to learn about Cottey College located at Nevada, Mo., a project of the PEO. Mrs. Frances Icenogle and Mrs. Margaret Jahns are in charge of plans for the tea Hold Birthday Event A birthday dinner was served on Sunday in the home of Mr and Mrs. James Callow in honor of their niece, Mrs. Jean Leinbach of Stronghurst. Others present were Mr. and Mrs. Guy Leinbach, Mr. and Mrs. Ken neth Veech, Mrs. Ruth Huff, Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Leinbach and son, Lynn, all'of Stronghurst; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Norwood of Gladstone. Afternoon callers were Joe Callow Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Joe Callow Jr. and family of Moline, and Mrs. Katie Williams of Monmouth. Meeting Held About 150 persons attended the public meeting held at the high school Tuesday night to learn the facts and to discuss questions on the proposal to build a new high school for the Roseville Unit school district. The meeting was sponsored by the School Board, Robert Moore, president; the PTA, Mrs. Lois Williams, president, and the Citizens' Committee, Mrs. Frances Icenogle, chairman. Moore opened the meeting and presented the superintendent of schools, Lynn Hill, who used charts, drawings and film slides to give an over-all understanding of the need and the plans for the new school. Cards were distributed to those present for questions and these questions were answered and discussed. The board members present, Moore, Dr. J. F. Palmer, Mrs. Angeline Cook, Duane Pratt and Clyde VanArsdale. each told why they had come to the conclusion that a new building was preferred to adding to the present building. Howard V o s s, representative from Municipal Research Associates of Kenilworth, was present and told of the planned financial arrangement for the proposed building, and answered questions in regard to financing. Members of the Student Council of the high school were present and conducted groups on tours of the present building. Oct. 26 has been set as the day when registered voters of the school district will have the opportunity to vote on the proposal for a new school building. mer. "I was there because I needed to confess something— to confess that I hadn't been doing enough on a subject that haunts the whole wide earth," he said. He described the march as peaceful and said it "set a high tone for demonstrations to come." Dr. Logan urged the Monmouth students not to fear demonstrations. "These are like safety valves which prevent violence," he counseled, slipping into a hint of a brogue as he warned that "if it had been the Irish rather than the Negroes who had been discriminated against, this counrty would have had the slats kicked off long ago." Accra, Ghana, was used as an example of the problems our racial conflict create in the world community. And "Bomb- ingham," scene of 47 bombings without a single conviction, was cited as "the meanest place in the world." "Something is drastically wrong in a city Where two Eagle Scouts shoot and kill a Negro boy without the slightest provocation," Dr. Logan said. Attacking U.S. Senator Everett M. Dirksen (R-Ill.) as "one of the greatest problems in the United States," the speaker urged the college students to write their elected representatives in support of civil rights legislation. "We must take off our rose-colored glasses when we look at our country," he warned, urging the students to dedicate themselves to the cause of racial equality. A questionnaire designed to measure student attitude toward race relations was passed out in conjunction with his talk. Honor Prisoner At Leavenworth Goes for Walk LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) —Gordon Chunestudey, 31, of Chicago, apparently walked away from an honor farm of the federal penitentiary Wednesday night, a prison spokesman said. Chunestudey was serving 3 years for interstate transportation of a stolen car. He was sentenced Sept. 25, 1962, in Chicago. County Clerk Brown Named To State Post MONMOUTH - Appointment of Dan G. Brown of Monmouth as a member of the 111 i ft o 1 s Election Laws Commission was announced today from Springfield. Brown is county clerk of Warren County. Another area appointment posted at the state capital was that of S. W. Ash of Canton to the Illinois State Toll Highway Commission Advisory Committee. SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - Two county judges and two county clerks were among five persons named Wednesday to the Illinois Election Laws Commission. Gov. Otto Kerner appointed Mrs. Eulalia Hotz, Edwardsville county clerk of Madison County; Thaddeus Adesko, county judge of Cook County; Dan Brown, Monmouth, county clerk of Warren County; William P. Fleming, county judge of St. Clair County, and Mrs. Thomas Keegan, Rockford, an active member of the League of Women Voters. All were appointed to two- year terms. Ten legislators also will serve on the commission. Kerner appointed two members to the Northeastern Illinois Metropolitan Planning Commission. They are Richard F. Babcock, Woodstock, a Chicago attorney, and Robert S. Cushman, mayor of Highland Park. Cushman also served as chairman of the Revenue Study Commission. Seven members were appointed to the Illinois State Toll Highway Commission Advisory Committee. They were William H. Rice, Champaign; Dr. Stanley J. Stites, Clinton; John V. Nink, Sr., Rochelle; S.W. Ash; Canton; Lou S. Cheskin, Glen> view; John D. Varble, Bensei* ville, and Paul E. Horn, Jersey? ville. Members of all three commissions serve without salary. - Plan Breakfast BIGGSVILLE - The annual golden age breakfast will be held Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the United Presbyterian Church. It is planned by the deacons of the church. Those needing a ride were asked to contact Audy Melvin. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! Shop The PLATTER for "Most LATEST - GREATEST on RECORDS -45 POPS- Sugar Shack Be My Baby Blue Velvet Deep Purple That Sunday, That Summer Washington Squire Bossa Nova Baby Everybody the Grass is Greener Mean Woman Blues Talk Back Trembling Lips I'm Leaving it Up to You Little Deuce Coupe Only in America It's All Right 500 Miles from Home I Adore Him New Mexican Rose —Jimmy Gilmer —Ronettes —Bobby Vinton -Nino Tempo A A. Stevens -King Cole —Village Stampers —Elvis Presley —Tommy Roe —Brenda Lee —Roy Orbison —E. 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