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16 Golesburg Register-Moi l t Golesburg Friday Oct 18, 1963 1NRIK. ps! POND TO PUDDLE. Month-long dry spell has reduced watering ponds, such as this one near St. Louis to nothing more than puddles or beds of dry cracked earth. This pond on farm of Ralph Strunk, once 11 feet deep, now is but two feet deep and Strunk has to haul water by truck for family use. Two other ponds on the farm are bone dry. UNIFAX Dry Spell Results In Many Problems CHICAGO (AP)—Emergency measures aimed at curtailing the fast-spreading fires across many of the nation's parched forest lands have been taken by more states. As autumn's severe drought continued, the fire situation, mainly in the Northeast and in sections of the Midwest and South, was critical in many areas. There appeared no general break immediately in the prolonged dry and unseasonably mild weather. Property and crop damage mounted into the mil, lions of dollars. Forest fires have been reported in more than a dozen states. Join in East In the East, Massachusetts and Connecticut joined New Hampshire and Vermont in ordering woodlands and brush- lands closed to the public because of the dry conditions and the-outbreak of scores of fires. All state forest and park lands in Pennsylvania have been ordered closed to public use of any type, effective at noon today. The fire danger in York County, Maine, was classified as explosive—the highest rating—and other parts of southern Maine were described as very dangerous. A ban on smoking and open fires remained in effect in southern sections, about 10 per cent of Maine. Close Forests In the Midwest, several state forests have been closed in Illinois. In Missouri, there was a ban on all picnic and camp fires in all state parks. The Kentucky State Forestry Division director plans to ask for the closing of all state forests because of the serious fire threat. The Division reported 36 fires which burned nearly 900 acres in 30 counties Thursday. Michigan also has acted, banning fires in forests, fields and woodlands. In New Hampshire, William Messeck, director of the division of resources, said the state is on the brink of a major fire unless there is heavy rainfall. The closing of woodlands in Connecticut delayed the state's upland game and duck hunting season. Cite Indications Officials in New York State, New England and Arkansas said there were definite indications that arsonists set some of the fires in the woodlands. New Jersey state officials who have halted all open fires within 200 feet of state woodlands, considered halting hunting and fishing in the state which has not had measurable rainfall for nearly three weeks. Fire black- e >ed about 1,000 acres of the Norvin Green State Forest before it was brought under control. The drought has seriously curtailed water supplies in many areas, cut hay and other crops, lowered milk production and increased the prices of livestock feed. Cover Texas Qrought conditions prevail in most of Texas. Brown County farmers in south central Texas and dairymen in Dallas County asked the Department of Agriculture Thursday to sell eligible r farmers grain at a cut-rate price and for permission to graze cattle on soil bank land. Agriculture officials in Tennessee said the drought in parts of the state had the greatest effect on grass for cattle, rather than crops. Farmers said spring- planted crops were in excellent condition but rain was needed for fall-planted crops. Dairy farmers in northeast Ohio have been hit hard, with withered pastures and shortages or lack of water. Many families in Ashtabula County are having water hauled to dried wells at a cost of $8 to $12 a load, with loads ranging from 1,000 to 1,500 gallons. Little York Fire Brigade Picks Officers LITTLE YORK — The volunteer firemen met Tuesday evening at the Guilinger Building to elect officers. Elected were: Ivan Waugh, president; William Tracy, vice president; Bob Perrin, secretary and Francis Gavin, treasurer. William Tracy was appointed fire chief as were Bob Perrin and Charles Leary named assistant fire chiefs. The temporary fire truck was delivered Monday and was demonstrated by Gene Morris of Alexis Fire Equipment Co. In case of fire in district, call RA- 9-3881. Little York Briefs Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stratton were in Brentwood, Mo. over the weekend where they visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Reifsteck and family. Mrs. Mary I. Brown has gone to the home of her son Milburn at Alexis. Her daughter-in-law was injured in an auto accident last week and is a patient at the Galesburg Cottage Hospital. Monmouth Musician In Purdue Band MONMOUTH - Monmouth sports fans will be interested in the Purdue-Michigan football game this Saturday, Oct. 19. The game, and the half-time shows presented by the two university bands, will be televised over CBS channel 4 Saturday starting at 1:30, with an estimated crowd of 101,000 fans in the Michigan stadium. The halftime will be given over to two of the world's finest university bands, the University of Michigan Marching Band, and the Purdue University "All-American" Marching Band. Gary Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard G. Miller, 315 S. First St., is a regular member of the Purdue "All-American" Band. Gary plays tenor saxophone in the band which is under the direction of Al G. Wright. Gary was first chair saxophonist in the Monmouth High School band last year, and is a freshman at Purdue this fall. Hold Motorists For Court Action MONMOUTH — Terry R. Smith, 19, of rural Monmouth was arrested at 12:30 p.m. Thursday for speeding and will appear in police court this afternoon. At 2:10 this morning David Geer, 19, of rural Monmouth was arrested for a stop sign violation at Broadway and 11th St. John McNeal, 19, of Davenport was arrested at 2:30 p.m. for driving without a license. McNeal and Geer will have a hearing in police court today. MONMOUTH Ml IT H St. FOR MISSED COPIES PHONE 734-4121 Before 6:30 •111111 Lynda Louise Betrothed MONMOUTH - Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Law, 1115 E. Third Ave., Monmouth, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lynda Louise, to Lee T. White, III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee T. White, Sr., of R.R. 2, Monmouth. Miss Law is a graduate of Monmouth High School and has attended Western Illinois University at Macomb for the past year. She is employed as a receptionist for Merrill's Photo Studio. Mr. White is a Warren High School graduate with the class of 1959 and is in the building moving business with his father. No definite wedding date has been selected by the couple. ChildCmtody Awarded in Two Divorces MONMOUTH - In Warren County Circuit Court Thursday, Judge Gale Mathers of Knoxville granted two divorces. Walter Blue was granted a divorce from Mary Ella Blue on grounds of desertion. The couple was married March 7, 1958, at Monmouth. The defendant was awarded custody of two minor children with visitation rights granted the plaintiff. The plaintiff will pay $15 a week for the support of the children and alimony was barred with each retaining their own property. Greg Irons Jr. was granted a divorce on grounds of extreme and repeated cruelty from Marlene J. Irons. The couple was married at Pekin Dec. 18, 1958. The defendant was awarded custody of three minor children, with the plaintiff ordered to pay $25 a week for their support and to carry hospital insurance on the children. Property was divided and alimony was barred. Monmouth Bowling MIXED LEAGUE Johnson Paint, 18-6; Davis & Smith, 17-7; Munson Feed, 15-9; Don's TV, 12-12; Levine's, 12-12; C & E, 9-15; Hook, 7-17; Sloss & Shlmmin, 6-18. High team series, Johnson's, 2298; high team game, Johnson's. 788. High Individual series, (M) Arlie Hooper, 573, (W) Jessie Blevins, 523; high individual game, (M) Arlie Hooper, 207, (W) Jessie Blevins, 201. BUSHNELL 620 W. Hurst St., Bushnell. News Correspondent Mrs. Bernard Brillhart Phone Bushnell 519 Golf Club Elects Officers BUSHNELL-The annual fall potluck super for members and families of the Golf Club was held Wednesday at the Recreation Center. Officers elected were: President, Dale Reining; vice president, Dr. Norman Taylor, and treasurer, Ray Hornbaker. The committee chairmen named were: Fairways, Wayne Opp, greens, Jim Haynes; tees, Merlin Raymond, and clubhouse, Virgil Holloway. Bushnell News Notes Chapter X of PEO met Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Helen Ball. Mrs. Gertrude Vissering of Chapter JQ of Canton gave a report of the Supreme chapter. The Donough unit of Homemakers Extension will meet Monday at 8 p.m. at the home of Clair Curtis, with Mrs. Judy Sorrells and Mrs. Pat Stroops as hostesses. Each member was asked to take articles for dis- College Places Directory on Sale MONMOUTH - The Redbook, annual Monmouth College campus directory, will go on sale Saturday in Scots Student Supply at the student center. The 78-page directory lists names, home addresses and phone numbers of all students, faculty and staff at the college and has listing of presidents of campus organizations and members of fraternity and sorority groups. To Attend Meetings MONMOUTH-Harris Hauge, head librarian at Monmouth College, will attend the meeting of the Illinois Library Association in Aurora, Oct. 31-Nov. 2. Dr. R. D. Boswell Jr., professor and head of the mathematics department at the college, was presiding officer Saturday at a section meeting for the annual conference of the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The two-day annual conference was held on the University of Illinois campus at Urbana. ) Geneticist Warns of Dangers MONMOUTH—Dr. H. Warner Kloepfer, Danforth Visiting Lecturer in Human Genetics, said that while the field of human genetics offers hopes for controlling hereditary diseases, it also poses philosophical problems to mankind. The Tulane University professor, speaking at a Monmouth convocation College student Thursday morning, warned that although man may some day be able to control his develop ment there is a danger that this power may be misused. Speaks Tonight Dr. Kloepfer will give a public lecture tonight on the topic, "Radiation and Human Genetics" in Room 309 at Wallace Hall, central classroom building, at 8. "At the time of the ancient Greek philosophers, man had more knowledge than power- but today the reverse may be true," the geneticist said, listing nuclear radiation and the increase in the number of unfavorable genes as danger signs. Because man today lives in a protective environment where "survival of the fittest" doesn't eliminate persons with inherited weaknesses and'where modern antibiotics, developed through genetics, permit weaker members of the race to live and reproduce, the number of "deleterious genes is on the increase," he said. Cites Leaders In his speech, "Genetics in the Service of Man," the professor traced the contributions made to genetics by other fields. A pre-medical student named Sutton, he said, first suggested that chromosomes might carry hereditary traits in humans and is the real father of human genetics. A London pediatrician, Sir Archibald Gerard, first theorized that genes produce their effect by control of enyzmes and Dr. H. J. Muller, now at Indiana University, first suggested in the 1920's that X-ray radiation could speed up the rate of mutations in a living cell. Actual discovery of the material which determines man's development, DNA, was made by two bio-chemists, Dr. Kloepfer concluded. A sequence of four different codes, equivalent in length to the words and letters in a complete set of encyclopedias, determines how humans develop the speaker explained. This code is then copied 100 billion times as cells divide. "It is no wonder that mistakes—mutations—are made," he said, estimating they are made at the rate of one every 50,000 copies. Makes Progress As a service to man, genetics has influenced the production of all our foods. It has increased our life expectancy through development of drugs and earlier diagnosis and treatment of hereditary diseases and holds forth the promise of eventual control of life itself, he summarized. "Genetics is a new, dynamic field," the lecturer said, "and someday we may be able to use it to develop a superman or a monster. The question is, should man tamper with his heredity?" 1 play at the handicraft fair Oct. 23. Bushnell Pastors Arrange Services Pastors of Bushnell churches have announced Sunday services and other church affairs for the week ahead. They are: First Christian — W. E. James, minister. Sunday 10 a. m. worship and communion; 11 a.m. Bible school. Youth groups, 6:30 p.m. Worship 7:30 p .m Tuesday, Thursday and Satur day work at the c h u r c h. Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Bible study and prayer. Assembly of God — Robert Rutledge, pastor. Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; worship 10:45 a.m.; Christ Ambassadors 6:30 p.m.; worship 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. Women's prayer meeting Thursday 7:30 p.m. personal evangelism. First Methodist — Henry L. Cox, pastor. Sunday church school 9:30 a.m.; worship 10:30 a.m., sermon, "Our Mission to Christ." Youth groups 5 p.m Songfest and reception for the new district superintendent 7:30 p.m. Monday 8 p.m., official board meeting. Tuesday 4 p.m. children's missionary study group; Christian Workers School at Macomb 7:30 p.m. Wednesday 7:30 p.m. the Wesleyan Service Guild meet ing. Mrs. Denton White will be the hostess. First United Presbyterian — Ralph W. Adamson, minister. Sunday 9:45 a.m. church school; 11 a.m. worship with the men of the church in charge. Youth fellowship 5 p.m. Thursday 6:30 p.m. Mariners will meet at the church for a potluck supper. First Baptist — Harry Litzenberg, pastor. Sunday 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; Young adult discipleship class ages 19-45 9:45 a.m.; worship service 10:45 a. m., sermon, "Thorns in the Side." Youth groups 6 and 6:30 p.m. Service scripture 7:30 p. m., sermon "Love Grown Cold" Monday 7:15 p.m. Tithing Enlistment program, Macomb church; 7:30 p.m. Companion class meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Vaughn. Tuesday 6 a.m. prayer meeting at the home of Dr. Henry Graber. Wednesday 7 p.m. Youth Discipleship class at the church. Thursday 7:30 p .m. prayer meeting and Bible study. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Philathea class meeting at the home of Mrs. Alice Graber. Schedule Eastes Program For 3 Sunday Afternoon Announcement was made to* day of the program to be presented Sunday afternoon, of original compositions by Miss Helen M. fiastes of Galesburg. The program will begin at 3 o'clock, instead of another time given in a previous published reference to this event. It will be in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Galesburg, at South Cherry and East Tompkins streets, without admission charge, although a free-will offering will be taken to defray expenses of the event. The fol- READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! \ Runners Win Over Augie, St. Ambrose MONMOUTH - Monmouth College varsity cross-country runners won their fourth and fifth dual meets of the season Wednesday, with victories over St. Ambrose and Augustana college. The meet, run on the three- mile Augustana course, was scored as two dual meets though all three teams ran simultaneously. Monmouth sophomore Douglas Carlson of Lockport led the 24-man field, setting a new course record with a time of 15:56. Old course record of 16.30 was set by Monmouth's James Whalen last year. Coach P. O. Smith's Monmouth squad defeated St. Ambrose 20-35, taking the first three places, fifth place and ninth place. Following Carlson was Whalen at 16:09 and Stephen Pettit at 16:11. Caring of St. Ambrose was fourth with a time of 16:28 and Larry Berdoll of Monmouth was fifth at 16:39. Other finishers: McClinon, Johnson and Cupheim, St. Ambrose; David Stimpson, Monmouth, ninth; seven St. Ambrose runners. The Scots defeated Augustana, 22-33. Placing second, five seconds behind Carlson, was Gustafson of Augustana. Monmouth took the next three places as Whalen, Pettit and Berdoll finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively. Other finishers: Coolidge, Lunsberry and Schafer, Augustana; and Stimpson, Monmouth ; and four Augustana runners. Five runners broke the course record. Helen M. Eastes lowing numbers will be presented: Anthem—The Heavens Declare Thy Glory of God-.combined chorus. Songs—Treasures, Killarney, My Road Thomas W. Williams. Piano solos — Reflections, Deep Blue Water, Remembrance, Rondeau..Helen M. Eastes. Motets—Give Ear to My Words, O God; O Lord, Rebuke Me Not, and anthem—Lead, Kindly Light..combined chorus. Intermission The Lord Is My Shepherd..combined chorus. Songs—VUlanel, Trees, The Falling Snow, Pipes O'Pan.-Mrs. William Bice. Piano solos—Latin Holiday, Hop Lee, Spanish Serenade, La Fille Bleue Helen M. Eastes. Anthem—Hark, Hark, the Lark ..combined chorus. Monmouth HOSPITAL Admitted Wednesday — Mrs. Frank Meyer, Monmouth; Miss Sandra Barron, Roseville. Dismissed Wednesday — Mrs. Jack Davis, Monmouth. Admitted Thursday—Mrs. Delbert Saul, Miss Janis Jewell, Monmouth; Mrs. Russell Lox, Gladstone; Mrs. Paul Norman, Iowa. Dismissed Thursday — Mrs. Harry Gass, Lester Paulsgrove, James Bennett, Danny Foust, Mrs. Clemencia Sage, Monmouth; Mrs. Peter Mumey, Mrs. Dennis Johnson and baby, Oquawka; Forrest Brown, Keithsburg; Paul Norman, Iowa; Mrs. James Hartzeil, Gerlaw. Bushnell Speaker Heard by Woman's Croup of Roseville ROSEVILLE - Mrs. Henry Cox of Bushnell, speaking here in the Methodist Church recently, held her large audience of women intensely interested as she related the story of her inter-racial family. Mrs. Cox and her husband, Rev. Henry Cox, pastor of the Methodist church of Bushnell, were graduated from Illinois Wesleyan in Bloomington. Before their marriage they felt called to full time Christian service and they also set a goal to have a large family, each having been an only child. They have now served in the pastorate in Methodist churches in Illinois for 17 years and have a family of six children, three of whom were born to them and three having been chosen by them through adoption. The youngest, now four years of age, came from Korea through the Holt Adoption program. Mrs. K. L. Becraft, president, introduced guests from Methodist churches in Good Hope, Kirkwood, Smithshire and Swan Creek and from the Christian and Baptist churches in Roseville. Mrs. Harold Patch gave the devotions. A trio composed of Mrs. Keith Heaton, Mrs. Elwin Bower and Mrs. Ben Lee sang "I Believe." During the social hour which followed the program the Ruth Circle served refreshments. FHA Style Show Tomorrow The Roseville Future Homemakers of America chapter will present a style show to the public in the high school gym on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Clothing to be modeled will be furnished by Roseville, Macomb and Monmouth stores. There will be an admission fee. The Berwick Baptist Church will serve a chicken pie supper at the church on Thursday, Oct. 24, with serving starting at 5:30. Senior High Class will sell light bulbs as a fund-raising project. They plan to go fr ^m Roseville ANN LARSON Phone 426-2671 P. O. Box 397 house to house and also to go into the rural areas. The bulbs are sold in a package deal that is assorted with a price that is intended to be attractive to the buyer. Roseville Briefs The Colfax Club postponed its meeting until Oct. 24 that members of the club might attend the funeral of Earl Stice on Wednesday. Lee Schissler, a member of the varsity football team, broke one leg during scrimmage Tuesday. He is in the Burlington Hospital where it is expected he will remain for at least one week. Mrs. Louise Talkin has recently been employed as a counselor and chaperon in a men's fraternity house at Knox College in Galesburg. The fraternity houses 28 upper classmen. Mrs. lone Johnson, with her daughter Opal and grandson Jeff, of Galesburg, were visitors on Sunday in the home of Mrs. Arvie Cunningham. Mrs. Margaret Adkisson is a delegate from the Roseville lodge to the Rebekah State Assembly being held in Springfield this week. Mr. and Mrs. Don Triplett have moved from Roseville to Keokuk, Iowa. Before their departure they were honored at a going-away dinner in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pxiffil. Miss Ruby Humes, a graduate of Roseville High School, has enlisted in the WAVES and is now in training at the U.S. Naval Training Center in Bainbridge, Md- Study Firebug Lead; 3 Nights MONMOUTH - State and local authorities today were pursuing what may' be the first big break in the case of the three major fifes here Monday night, as three blazeless nights gave citizens a little welcome rest. " Although details were kept under wraps, Warren County Sheriff Roy Hartley said late this morning that the first shred of physical evidence was turned over to Deputy Sheriff Robert Stevens. Officials said the evidence may or may not have a direct bearing on the fires, which caused damage estimated at $275,000 and higher. Stevens and a state investigator were sent to unknown locations to further the investigation. Sheriff Hartley said he could not give any details this morning because such a move could thwart the efforts of law enforcement officers to sift the new details in relation to the mystery of the blazes. But he said the lead does appear to be the first real clue unearthed by scores of investigators working on the case. Moving to Wells Site Meanwhile, Norman Gerber, manager of the Fullerton Lumber Co .j one of the three firms destroyed by the fire, announced today a long-term lease has been signed for property on West Sixth Avenue where the Ralph Wells Co. now has its business. The Fullerton firm ascertained it would cost $200,000 to rebuild the burned property, and spokesmen said the cost was prohibitive. Rather than risk losing the business, Ralph Wells agreed to give up his lease on the West Sixth Avenue location. He did not say where he would move his operations. Rewards Reach $1,500 While authorities continued work on the case, the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the fires grew to $1,500. Latest additions to the total came from Sentry Insurance Co., with $500, and the Monmouth Chamber of Commerce, which gave $300. The Sentry firm is the company that car : ried the insurance of Monmoutfi Metal Culvert Co. Richard Merillat, the owner, thought his insurance may have expired because he neglected to pay the premium Oct. 1, but the company assured him the policy had been kept alive as provided by the so-called "grace period." Earlier the Western Stoneware Co., victim of a bomb scare, several small fires and two threatening phone calls, had offered $500, and after Monday night's fires, the Monmouth City Council added $200 to that amount. Activity Nears Normality Most activities in this worried town resumed their normal pace today after Thursday night passed—the second night with no word from the arsonist. The firemen here were allowed to take their normal time off. Previously they had been required to remain at the station in case the arsonist lived up to his threat to set four more fires. These fires were, to have occurred Wednesday night, according to a Tuesday night telephone call to Mrs. Allan Walters, the mayor's wife. The caller said they would be started if Western Stoneware did not cease operations, but the plant superintendent, Marshall Romine, defied the threat and continued the three eight-hour shifts. Lighting Expanded Dealers in lighting fixtures were reporting a heavy business, however, as homeowners and businessmen purchased outdoor lighting equipment to lessen the danger of someone slipping up in the dark and setting new fires. ONE OF THE SEASON'S / BIGGEST Backyard Soles •» 730 NORTH 11th ST., Gar«l4 Fish** Residence Monmouth, Illinois 10:00 a.m. >« 3 p.m. SATURDAY, OCT. 19, 1963 (Wfbbei — Ftaheir — HoHle and Kinney) Antiques, fur jackets and stoles, purses, jewelry, bar stools, high chair, end tables, lamps, draperies, bedspreads, electric ap- pU»nc«f, 3 Mti ot dUhet, l»wn sweeper. Name brand dresses, forma Is & suits and ensembles, blouses, skirts, sweaters, shoes, hats, age 7-'W. Stuffed animals and toys of all kinds, electric train, shoe skates and football shoes. Lots of boys clothing size 12-1416. Sport coats, suits, slacks and shirts. Men's, suits, shirts and slacks. Bedroom suite in Maple.

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