Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 25, 1973 · Page 31
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 31

Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, July 25, 1973
Page 31
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« MONMOUTH Roseville Hfl.Loffil«tStiuth ftf Missed*}** Mitt, m um Itosevtlte P.O. Boil* in,.., it* Mil -. FROM 4Pwni OaiMbwo fefllittftMffil, <3Q »i)lbMffl> 111, Wtdrittdoy, July 25, 1973 31 Green bush Span Will Be Replaced MONMOUTH — The historic covered bridge at Gretirtbush which was destroyed by fire July 8 w to be replaced by a modern, precast concrete slab bridge, according to C. E. Bowlyou, Warren County superintendent of highways. Bowlyou said Tuesday he had been notified by the 11* linoi*. Department of Trani- pcrtation the 'new concrete bridge wiU be designed to accommodate betH automobile and farm machinery traffic. "Having a bridge that farmers in die area can use when they 1 need to move machinery will be an improvement," said Bowlyou. He said that the old covered bridge was only about 12 feet wide and, therefore, too narrow to allow the passage . of many modern farm machines. "I know the people down there feel bad about losing their cherished old bridge, but the new one will be more practical," said Bowlyou. He said that in addition to .providing better access across the stream, it will also help eliminate flooding in adjacent bottom lands. Bowlyou said the township had been required for years to leave, dips in the road at either end of the old covered bridge to allow fVwdwaters to f!oW across the roadway. "If we hadn't, the first high waters that came down that creek would have knocked out the. . bridge," Bowlyou explained. According to the report from state highway official*, it will probably be a year before engineering plans can be completed and construction started on the new bridge. "Then when they get the bridge built, I imagine the township will move in and build up those dips in the road," he said, No arrests have been made in connection with the fire which destroyed the covered bridge, but the investigation is continuing. Warren County Sheriff David Watkins stated the day of the fire that he suspected arson and immediately asked for assistance from the state fire marshal. ? Bowlyou said he was asked by some Oreenbush residents shortly after the fire if he would check with state highway officials to see if they objected if a reward was offered for information concerning the suspected arson at the bridge. "They told me that was strictly up to the people,'' he said. Mrs. Richard Wolf, who lives just up the hill from the bridge, said today that plans 1 are being made for a reward fund. She said several people have asked if they could contribute to a fund but that no definite, arrangements have been made. MONMOUTH Community Memorial Hospital Admissions Monday; Edwin E- Trede, Mrs. Bennie Ishmael, Gary Ross, Monmouth; Mrs. John Price, Kirkwood; Sean Ihompsoni Media. Dismissals Monday: Mrs. Jamie Waller, Leroy l*nt?, Miss Marjorie Gardner, Gene Wade, Lawrence Isaacson, Mrs. Lecna Gilbert, Monmouth; Mrs. Carl Cassjday, Smithshire; Mrs- Lowell Scott and baby. Roseville. Births Monday: A daughter to Mr. and Mrs, Qrville Weerjy, Lomax. \ Thick Brash Has A Home In Roseville ROSEVILLE—Many of. Roseville's male residents have joined, at least temporarily, that international fraternity known as "Brothers of the Brush." There was no initiation ceremony and no roeinfcership tof? were charged but before applicants : could become members they bad to be dean shaven. The hairy appearances of the men folk are all part of the town's 135th anniversary being observed this summer. Robert Crosier, chairman of the event, who dso sports a* beard, noted that 107 men start ed some form of growth—either a mustache or a beard—but a few of them decided to shave, Of those remaining, about 10 selected as finalists to be'judged Aug. 7 at the War ren County Fairgrounds at Roseville. "The judges have cut the number to about 12 or 14 now," Crosier said. Contestants will compete in two categories, one for beards and the other for mustaches. Trophies will be awarded to men with the brushiest, neatest and the worst. Each contestant will receive an anniversary cup and button while each winner will be awarded a mounted anniversary cup with his picture on it. Men who shaved ofif their beards ahead of. time were fined $5 while those who clipped their mustaches were assessed $3 fines. The money, Crosier said, will be used to help defray the cost of anniversary cups and buttons. Crosier, a rural mail carrier, said the contest started April 1. He added that the hot summer months are making, him wonder if his growth of beard is worth the effort. Speaking for the wives, Mrs. Crosier said they have mixed emotions about the whole business, Hawaii is the theme of the United Cerebral Palsy camp at Spring Lake this summer. The camp, located north of Ma* comb, has 25 campers, and if staffed by adult and teen-age counselors. Tonight will be the overnight stay for the girts, and July 31, I the bqys will remain at camp overnight. The young people will present a program on Hawaii for their parents Aug. 2. Three participants in Roseville's beard and mustache-growing contest gather around a table in the local restaurant, at left. The sign on the table says, "This table reserved for the Knights of the Brush"." From left are Frank Cook, a salesman for International Harvester; William Schisler, Roseville water superintendent, and James Anderson, a farmer. The event is part of Roseville's 125th anniversary celebration. Above are Del Johnson, left, a Standard Oil salesman and John Babcock, a fertiliser dealer for Standard, sporting Vandykes for the contest, J uMHw ' IJ'I Ell i"' 'pUM ft More to the Left Get a check for staying well Country Life's pew "cash value' 1 disability income policy will dolt. With this new plan-ts with any of Country Ufa's wide choice of disability Income plans-you can assure you«elf« monthly check if you are sick or hurt and can't work. But if you're never disabled, the -'cash value" plan pays back all your premiums at age $5™|ess any dividends you may have received. Let's talk soon about Country Life lois-of-ineome protection. Country Ufe-one of the Country Companies, We're a little different than most insurance people. Your Country Companies, , Agent COUNTRY LIFE • COUNW MUTUAL « COUNTRY CASUALTY MIB4MgAJ6A FIRS AM) MAflME < INSURANCE CPMFANlil 98 N. SEMINARY — GALISBURG Phone 342-3168 OPEN -10 A.M. CLOSE -10 P.M. Ad Date July 25-29 T. 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TOUCH 1 9 Bonnet | 33..«59cisi' i fc 39ci With Coupon JERRY'S July 25-29 With Coupon JSRRY'S July 25-29 Clothing and military un> forms of the early 1900s wiU be modeled tonight at the sec* ond style show of the summer sponsored by the RosevUle Woman's Cltib, aa part of the quasquicentenaial celebration., Mrs. Kathryn Steel has announced thai the quasqulcenten- nial choir practice will be Friday night instead of Thursday. This is the choir that will sing at the united church services Aug. 5 at the park, Free movies for the children mill be shown at 3 P.m.. Friday at the Roseville library. All Robert Crosier, chairman of the beard and mustache^grow- Marey, combs out the tangles. About 10 men will be select- Gbttdren of the community are ing cpnteat at jtosaville, stands patiently whjle his daughter, ed as finalists for final judging on Aug. 7. welcome r rom« I 1

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