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*AOE rotm THE DAIt* JOtmNAt-GAZETn! AND COMMERCIAt-STAH, HATTOON, ILLINOIS BATtmDAT, SEPTEMBER 2, 19BO Woman 'Dead' For 10 Years Found Alive Waterbury, Conn.— (fft— A woman Irtio neighbors thought died 12 years ago was found her e today, an apparent prisoner, police sa.ld, of ti«r brother. The woman, 50-year-old Elizabeth Oalllgan, Investigators reported, may have been a prisoner for as tang as 25 years. , A. tip from puzzled neighbors led police to the home of the woman's (brother, Bernard Galllgan, 60. The neighbors, said Police Inspector Joseph R. Bendler, reported that they thought they had seen the woman at a window during the past few days although they had been led to believe that she died 12 years ago. A five-man police squ-ad headed by Bendler went to the Galllgan home thl s morning. In reply to an inquiry as to his .sister's whereabouts, police reported, Galllgan, without a word, opened the door to * small back room. Elizabeth, a gray-haired woman •With a bobbed haircut and dressed entirely In black, was seated on a Ibcd. Two wlndow s In the room were Closed and the window shades were drawn to within an Inch of the bottom. SOCIAL NEWS Infant Killed in Road Accident Near Casey Special to The Journal-Gazette .Oasey, HI.—Karen Sue Cox, 17 months old, was killed Friday night when her parents' automobile left the road, crashed into a culvert and overturned on Route 40 about five miles west of Casey The child was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Cox of Marion, m. Mrs. Cox was driving when the accident occurred, according to Clark County Coroner H. E. Swin- lord. Mrs. Cox said, the coroner reported, that she was driving west about 06 miles an hour when she met a truck coming from the west. The Cox car left the narrow slab, under repairs for about 10 miles, and went out of control. As the car struck the culvert and rolled over the child' was thrown out of her father's arms and crushed when the top of the car caved In, Swhrford said. She was taken to Casey, but pronounced dead on examination by a Casey phy'sicdan. U. I. Prof to Help German Refugees Urbana, HI.— (&)~A University of Illinois professor is to help the West German Republic solve the problem of how to deal with 8,000,000 refugees. He's William H. McPherson, of the university's Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations. He will leave for Germany In - September on a three months "leave of absence and will be part of an eight-man team sent overseas by the Economics Cooperation Administration. Prof. McPherson will specialize fa the employe aspects of integrating . the mass of refugees into the 'West German economy. He hag studied the German labor movement and,manpower situation extensively, and has done labor research in several European countries. Hospital District Officers Named Defendants in Suit State's Attorney Hugh Harwood of Coles county today filed suit against directors of the Memorial Hospital- District, asking them to show by what warrant they hold oflcers in the district.' Defendants named were: Robert D. Bills, J. Stanley Wels, L. L. Cowger, Gertrude Derks, James J. Foley, Joseph Ecoppi, Horace "Si. Batchelor and Martin T. Garbe, all of Mattoon. 1 The complaint alleges the defendants operated illegally the past live* months,, The defendants are asked to show by what authority they hold office. Gov't, to Check Prices in Youngstown, O. Washington—(/P>—A special- check on retail prices charged consumers *t Youngstown, O., will be kept by the government during the next 15 months. The Bureau of Labor Statistics • announced today that the city has been selected as one of 25 more in Which it will make special surveys Jn connection with a revision of the bureau's consumers price index. Loose Wheel Kills Child Delr&y Beach, Fla. — WV- Five- year-old, McArthur Wise was killed When a truck wheel came loose, rolled 642 feet down the shoulder of a road, and struck the Negro child playing Jn the yard of his home. Enroll Now pay classes open Monday, Sept. 11, night Classes Monday, Sept. 18, stenographic, secretarial, accounting Tn4 machine courses. Approved lor Ql Training. Phone 4144 for infer-- mation. THRBACK'S BUSINESS COLLEGE FOR MR. AND MRS. TURNER— Mr. .Jid Mrs. Charles Turner, who were recently married were the guests of honor at a dinner party, given Tuesday evening by Dr. and Mrs. Guy E. Seymour and family at their cottage at Lake Mattoon, Other guest s were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Weaver an<j Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Henderson and son, Kenny. WERLEY-COBNELL REUNION— A reunion of members of the Werley and Cornell families was held Sunday at Peterson Park, honoring Mr. and Mrs, Harlan Werley and Vernon Werley of Los Angeles, Cal., who are visiting relatives hers. A basket dinner was served at noon. Twenty-two members of the Werley family were present from Mattoon, Los Angeles, Chicago, Blue Island and Alton and 44 members of the CoiTrll family attended from Mattoon, Charleston, cities in Missouri and Kinmundy. FOR MRS. JANES— Mrs. R. E. Janes, a teacher in the Lincoln School, was guest of honor at a 12 o'clock luncheon Thursday at the Knowles Cafeteria in honor of her recent marriage. Mrs. Janej was formerly Miss Martha Nichols and the hostesses were the teachers at the Lincoln school who taught In that building last year and are associated with Mrs. Janes there again this year. The guest of honor was presented with a set of table lamps as a wedding gift. Besides Mrs. Janes, those present were Mrs. Bernice Lee, Mrs. Maud Elkin, Mrs. Ada Davis, Mrs. Mabel Hyland, Mrs. Ruth Gilbert, Mrs. Sylvia Grisamore, Miss Helen Keller and Miss Daisy Woodyard. CLASS MEETING— The King's Daughters Class of the First Baptist church met Thursday at the church for a noon-day covered dish dinner. Besides the members present there were five guests. A business meeting was held in the afternoon in the church parlors with Mrs. C. H. Morgan presiding. "Marching Through Zlon" was the opening song and prayers were offered by 'Mrs. Maude Ealy and Mrs. S. M. Austin. A number of articles were read by members after which Mrs. Annetta Flnley gave a reading, "Gateway to a Happy Home," .and Mrs. John Needham read "My Sweet Hour of Prayer." Mrs. Stella Klmery and Mrs. Vivian Jewell presented a dialogue. The meeting was closed with all singing "Sweet Hour of Prayer." BIRTHDAY PABTY— •Mrs. Joe Isley, 809 Platt avenue, entertained a number of friends a.t a party Wednesday evening to celebrate the third birthday anniversary of her daughter, Brenda. Games and picture taking were the diversions, followed by refreshments. A large decorated cake was the center attraction of the table. This was served with the Ice "ream and balloons were given as favors. Those present were Mrs. Don Burrell and son, Tonl, Mrs. Ed Bigham and sons, Butchie, Roger, Stevie and David, Mrs. Joe Herrin and son, Larry, Mrs. Don Van Note and children, .Timmy and Doris Ann, Mrs. Cranston Bates and children, Carol Ann, A'Jke and Jimmie Jean. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Gentry and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Gentry called later in the evening. . COBBLE-HALL— Mis s Jane Cobble, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ' Everett ' Fort, 2420 Charleston, and Frederick J. Hall of Rantoul, were united in marriage Friday morning at ten o'clock in the chapel of the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Rev. Father John J. Freeman officiated at the single ring ceremony before an altar decorated with bouquets of gladioli and lighted candles. Miss Edwina AJtrjaus of this city and Sgt. Jerry Boyd of Rantoul were the' attendants. The bride was attired in a beige suit with brown accescories and wore an orchid corsage. She attended the Mattoon schools and Is employed by the Brown Shoe Company. The bridegroom Is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Hal! of La.urlum, Mich. He is a graduate of the Laurium High School and is now with the Weather-Times Squadron, with the U S. Al r Force at Chanute Field. After the ceremony, a reception wa s held at the apartment of Mr. and Mrs. Hall, at 2420'/i Charleston avenue, where they will reside upon their return from their wedding trip. FOB MR. AND MBS. MOON— Miss Joan Ashworth entertained the women employes of The Journal-Gazette, Gazette Printing Company, and a number of relatives and friends at a miscellaneous shower, at her home northwest of Mattoon, Thursday evening, honor- Ing Mr. and Mrs. John Moon, who were recently married. Mrs. Moon, the former Miss Clementina Yost, was employed in the office of the Gazette Printing Company prior to her marriage. Game s and contests were the evening's entertainment, with prizes won by Mrs Raymond Bryant and Miss Lola Lawrence. The guests of honor received many nice gifts. Miss Ashworth was assisted by her mother, Mrs. John Ashworth, Mrs. Henry Hall and Mrs. R. T. Copeland in serving refreshments. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Moon, Mrs Robert Cain, Mrs Bryant, Mrs. J. J. Ryan, Mrs. Lloyd Expert Says Tree Killed by Disease Not Dangerous "An elm tree already dead after the phloem necrosis vini s has set In can't hari.i anything except fall- Ing on someone's head," Theodore Rathe, city forester, said today. Mr. and Mrs. Rathe had Just returned from the National Shade Tree conference at the University of Syracuse In New York. "The time to stop the disease spreading virus," he said, "l s when the top branches are covered with the tiny, virus-carrying leaf hoppers." After a laboratory test, It can be determined whether the tree has the infection. Then, Rathe said, cut It down—evei. if the leaves look healthy and green, It will not only die eventually but will spre&d the virus until that time. Rathe said the conference discussed a number of tre e diseases at the university, the largest school of forestry In the world. He said It was while he wa s at th e conference that he learned of the first dutch- elm Infected tree in the history of Illinois—only a few miles from Mattoon near Charleston. While at the conference, Rathe said the group of more than 400 members went out on a field day watching a group of experts cut down an elm tree. It only took eight and a half minutes tc\cut it down, saw and buck the wood into cord size. The 65-foot high tree was two feet in diameter. But the experts were there en mass, Rathe s ald. There was a five .man crew with chain saws, one two- man team with a power saw, two one-man • power sows and another man with an ax—just In case. Personals Jury Deliberates "Witness" Suit Peoria, 111.—OP)—A Federal Court jury today resumed deliberations in the Jehovah's Witnesses $170,000 damage suit against 21 Wyanet, 111., residents and their village. The Jury was'locked up last night after falling to reach a verdict In five hours. The case went to the Jury at 3:25 p. m. The Jehovah's Witnesses charge the villagers violated their constitutional rights of assembly and free speech by starting a riot which broke up their meeting in the Wyanet village park last Oct. 23. The defendants entered a $26,500 counterclaim against 19 members of the sect and the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. The defendants contend sect members provoked the battle. Phone Service Restored After Line Hits Wires Telephone service In the area of Wabash and Lafayette avenues and Fourteenth street was Interrupted Friday when an electric power line fell across the telephone lines in an alley off Fourteenth street early Friday morning. About 50 or 60 phones were affected, an official of the Illinois Consolidated Telephone Company said. The trouble was cleared up about 7 o'clock last night, although some phones were put back in service earlier. The Mattoon Fire Department was called to the scene until Central Illinois public Service Company repairmen could remove the live wire. Berlin Communists Routed With High Pressure Hoses Berlin — (XP>— West Berlin police used high pressure water hoses today to disperse several hundred Communist rowdies demonstrating in front of city hall. The demonstrators, Germans who live i»the west sectors but work in •East Berlin for Communist-controlled agencies, were protesting a recent western ban on their exchanging their east mark earnings for west marks. Barger Family Reunion Special to The Journal-Gazette Lerna, 111.-—Thirty-one persona attended the annual reunion of the Barger family which was held Sunday In the Lincoln Log Cabin Staf.e Park. The basket dinner was served at noon and the remainder of the day spent in visiting. Members were present from Mattoon, Oakland, Dorans, Charleston, Roberts and Lerna. German Polio Cases Up Wiesbaden, Germany —(/PV— The number of infantile paralysis cases in western Germany rose to 1,153 during August, the government statistical office reported today. This is more than twice as many cases as last year. Wilbur, Mrs. Rose McAndrew, Mr. and Mrs, R. T. Copeland and family, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hall and son, Billy, Mr. and Mrs. Farrls Roberts Jr. and daughter, Sandy, Mrs. Lester Yost and son, Jerry, Mr. and Mrs. Ashworth and family, Miss Joan Brown, Miss Lawrence, Miss Donna Blakemore, Miss Gertrude Beall and Mis s Viola Benson. Licensed to Wed Harold Baker, 33, of Mattoon to Mrs. Alberta Davis, 15, of Mattoon. Car Radios Drive-in repair service. New radios to fit your new car. LaRue Hamm, 1805 Shelby, phone 4151- 5-13tf W. D. Caudlll and Donald Roberts visited friends In Arcola Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Mnlonc aivl W. C. Tlnch left Thursday for n, two weeks' fishing trip In northern Wisconsin. Larry Baker of Decatur Is visiting his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Baker. Dressed fncrs and hens. Dial 7878. 9-2 Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Lucas returned home Wednesday after a two-weeks' vacation at Three Lakes, WIs. Mrs. Carrie Randolph and grandson. Randy Adkins, returned Friday from a visit with relatives in Johnstown. Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Qulett of Bluford are holiday week-end guests of her brother-in-law and sister, Mr.-and Mrs. Pat Williams. Dressed friers and hens. Dial 7878. 9-2 Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Simmons and children have returned to their home in Indianapolis after a visit with her mother, Mrs. H. S. Baer. Rev. and Mrs. Charles R. Blrner of Hlnton, Okla., are visiting his parents. Rev. and Mrs. E. T. J. Blrner and family Miss Marilyn Macy of Newman Is visiting over the week-end with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. William Ritter. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Homann and son, Rollin, of Centralia were Monday night guests of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Homann and family. Miss Ethel Hughart, a teacher In the Chicago schools, Is visiting her cousins, Mrs. George W. Peers, Miss Flora Adrian and other relatives. Mrs. William Heiden and daughters. Misses Lillian and Betty, of Altamont were business visitors in this city Friday. Meet your friends at the Hotel U. S. Grant cocktail lounge. Completely • air conditioned, courteous service. 8-l2tf Mrs. Edgar Mills has returned from a visit with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Augustine and family in Carmi. Mrs. William Kull, Mrs. Robert Kull and Mrs. C. H. White attended the antique show at the Greer- Lincoln Hotel in Danville Friday. Rev. and Mrs. L. James Kindig returned Friday from Dwlght, where he has been a patient in the Veterans Hospital for the last three weeks. Misses Dorothy Lacy and Dorothy Berkowitz have returned from a week's vacation at Sleepy Hollow resort, near South Haven, Mich. Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Wlrth and son, Mike, of Green Bay, WIs., are visiting at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Guy E. Seymour and family Bill Nugent of Chicago was a guest of friends in this city Thursday night and Friday and went from here to St. Louis for a visit. Mr. and Mrs. John Weisenberger and family have returned to their home in Oak Park after a vis^t at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Ballard. Miss Pat Wagner returned Friday from attending a five-day work shop for the teachers in the Vandalla high school, where she will teach this year. Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Cobb of Johnston City visited for the past few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Brown in Trilla. Mr. Brown accompanied them home for several days visit. Bob Wagner ha s returned from Estes Park, Colo., where he has been counsellor in the Cheley Camp for the summer. He will go to Champaign Monday for pre-school activities at the University. Mrs. J. O. Reynolds and Mrs. • Goldie Carrell have returned from a visit in Chicago. While there they attended the wedding of the latter's granddaughter, Miss Marjorie Reed, to Casimer Krolak Jr. Mrs. Earl P. Robertson and granddaughter, Sally Bob Weber, have returned from a week's visit with the former's son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Whltley in Indianapolis. Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Idleman are home Irom a vacation trip to Jacksonville, Miami and Key West, Fla. On Aug. 18 they sailed from Miami on the U, S. S. Florldan to Havana, Cuba, returning to Florida on Aug. 21. Mrs. Martha Chamberlln Is home from a two-weeks' visit with Mr. and Mrs. Arlle Storm, former Mattoon residents, in Ronan, Mont., and also a visit to Yellowstone National Park. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Runge and son, Dwight, of Havana, Cuba, are guests of her mother, Mrs. H. E. Severns. Miss Barbara Severns, who has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Runge, accompanied them to Mattoon. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mettler Jr. and children, Danny and Judy, have returned to their home in Clinton after a week's visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mettler, and other relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Cllne of Effingham, Mr. and Mrs. V, W. Smith of Benton, Ky, and Misses Mary and Carol Newman and Donald Newman of Belknap have returned to their respective homes, after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Hlte, northwest of this city. Mrs. Elizabeth Bowman, Mrs. Nlza Sims, Mrs. Emily Foster and daughter, Barbara Kay, are home from a ten-day visit with relatives In Lexington, Cynthlana and Paris, Ky., and in Hlllstaoro and Mt. Orab, O. While in Cythiana they attended the Judy family reunion on Aug. 27. Mr. and Mrs. Bernis Reed, Mr. GJs, Lonely for Home, Also Yearn for Beautiful Japan BY DON WIHTKHEAD (For Hal Hoylft With American Troop.* In Korea —l/J')—In World War 2, the U. S. soldier yearned to return home to New York o.- Kansas or Texas — wherever his home might be. But In this wi«r the GIs also are homesick for Japan. Most of the troops were called from occupation duties In Hlrohlto's island e.nplre to battle North Korean Communists. Most of them had been In Tokyo or Yokohama for one, two or three years. It wasn't like home. But the boys learned to like Japan. Then suddenly they were pulled out of their new life into a strange war. The things they see In Korea —the poverty and filth and primitive living conditions—bring nostalgic memories of the neatness and beauty of Japan. It isn't only the war that gives Korea a bad name with the troops. It' s the king-sized fleas that chew on them wherever they are, the savage mosquitoes that rise out of the swampy rice paddles to harass them at night, and the feeling that they cannot tell friend from fo« among the natives. War 1 3 a lonely and dirty business ml best. But It seems even more dirty and more lonely for the troops In Korea. The one big thing for which the f'.cld soUUer can be grateful is that Korea's valleys are laced with clear cool streams pouring down frofn the mountains—streams where men can wash away the dirt of battle from their bodies and clean the filth from their clothing. In every stream, there are men bathing or soaking in the running water, relaxing for a short time from the strain of war. Korea is not all ugliness, of course. There Is grandeur to the mountains rising 3,000 or 4,000 feet above the valleys. The emerald rice fields from a Distance look like flat plains of green grass waving In the breeze. But the fighting troops have little time for Beauty when mountains are hiding places of the guerrillas and rice paddies can conceal an enemy m.tchtnegun. Soldier Sees Twin Killed in Battle Goodwill, W. Va.—<#)— Mr. and Mrs. Huston Blevln s read the telegram from the Defense Department and accepted the news quietly. Chester, one of their 20-year-old twin sons fighting In Korea, was believed missing in action. The 43-year-old coal miner and hi s wife said they hoped he would "turn up." That was Aug. 22, Yesterday they had thl s letter from Lester, the other twin: "x x x Well, Mom, this finds me awful lonesome. I hate to break the news to you and the family. Mom, Chester got killed in action August 19, 1950. xx x -He died an easy death. He never knew what hit him. "Mom, I was carrying out wounded men when he got killed. I was under heavy machine (gun) fire. Mom, there are two sets of twins in our company. (The others) • were the Smith Brothers. One of them got killed and the other got wounded in the leg. Well, Mom, I guess that the Lord wanted it that way. X X X." 5 Killed When Trains Collide Milwaukee— (fP) —Two two-car interurban trains collided head-on today near the Mllwaukee-Wauke- sha county line with at least 5 persons dead and 25 persons reported injured. Nine ambulances were dispatched to the scene, about nine miles west of downtown Milwaukee. The Injured were taken to Milwaukee County General Hospital, only a few miles from the crash scene. Details of the accident were not available immediately. The trains were operated by the Milwaukee Speedrail Co., running between Milwaukee and Waukesha, about 20 miles west. Bob Weber Sells Stock to Father G. H. Weber has purchased the entire retail sports stock of his son, Robert Gall Weber, who operated Bob Weber's Sport Shop at 1417 Broadway. Bob Weber, who purchased the sporting goods department of Weber's Hardware store a few years after the death of his grandfather, O. B. Weber, will continue In business at his store on South Eighteenth street. He will conduct both wholesale and retail business there. G. H. Weber, who operated the store after the death of his father and until he sold it to his son, will now turn over management of tho hardware and sports departments to two other sons, Jack and George. George, who has just been discharged from the navy, will spend his entire time in the sports department, while Jack will assist in the sports department and manage the entire store. The hardware firm is just celebrating its 50th anniversary. Police Chief Urges Care Over Holiday Police Chief Larkin H. Jones today urged all motorists to exercise the greatest possible caution in driving over the Labor Day holiday week-end. "Thers will be far more traffic than normal," he said, "and the only way to avoid accidents is to be ' more careful than usual." "If all of us do all we can to make our own driving safe, we will make the holiday happier for a lot of per- ons," Jones said. •••••••••••••••••••••••H Calendar of Coming Events (Tli* Jaurnil-OittH* c*nn*l •<• t«pt Ilimi »8i INt ciUndii *ft*i 3 o'clock on th« dty btlott public*, tlan. PlMii do net iik ut le rnih* •n ixctptlon.) •••••••••••••••••••••••I Tuesday, Sept. 5. The Young Women's Missionary Society of the First Baptist church meets with Mrs. Opal Grlsamore, 2104 Charleston avenue, at 7:30 p. m. The circles of th e W. S. C, S. of the First Methodist church will meet at 2:15 o'clock as follows: No. 1, Mrs. Loralne Evcland, 2021 Moultrle avenue; No. 2, Mrs. LaRue Hamm, 1805 Shelbj avenue; No. 3, Mrs. Margaret Vanatta, 401 North Twenty-first street; No. 4, church parlors; No. 7, rose room of the church; No. 8, Mrs. Lucretla Holtgrewe, North Thirty-third street road; No. 5 will meet at 7:30 p. m. with Mrs. Fred V. Brackln, 221 North Thirty-fifth street, and No. 6 will have a covered dish luncheon at 1 o'clock with Mrs. Don Turner, 1012 Lafayette avenue. Regular business meeting of the Daughters of Isabella at 7:45 o'clock at the K. C. Hall. Wednesday, Sept. 6. The Ladles' Auxiliary to the of R. T. meets in the Odd Fellow hall at 1 o'clock for drill practice. The Women's Missionary Prayer Band meets at 2 o'clock hi the Christian and Missionary Alliance church. Newcomers Club luncheon at 1:30 o'clock at the Dinner Bell. Switch Courts For Duffield Meet The third annual Paul Duffield tennis tournament got under way today on hard surface courts at Peterson and tytle Parks after three days of constant rain caused a change In plans that had the meet originally scheduled for the clay courts at Lawson Park. Defending champions In all divisions except women's singles ars returning, and Mrs. Helen WaJnman, 1048 singles tltleholdcr, Is bock In an attempt to replace Miss Phyllis Wood, 1049 women's champion. Also highly rated In the women's play Is Mickey Miller, Champaign city champion. Bob Savitt, 1040 champion, and Cecil Powless, 1048 champ, are both playing In men's singles, and Sonny Bradley and Frank Travers of Dc- catur are defending their doubles title. Savitt, from East St. Louis, can expect competition from Bob Friedman of St. Louis, Bradley, - John Powless of Flora and his father, Cecil, and several others. Mary Behrend and Lll Oarlyle of Mattoon are women's double champs. Film Actor's Daughter to Wed Wealthy Wine Dealer Santa Monica, Cal. —(/FV- Film Comedian Harold Lloyd's daughter, Gloria, 25, soon will wed William Orcutt Gustl, 23, son of the, late Secundo Guasti, wealthy California wine merchant. The couple obtained a license yesterday. They declined to say when the wedding will be held, but when they announced their engagement last June, they indicated It in September. and Mrs. S. R, Sweet, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Spurlln, Miss Luanne Sweet and Dick Spurlin of this city, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sweet of Johnstown and Mrs. Letha Reed of Greenup hav e returned from a few days' visit in Chicago, They were guests at the marrla^ of their relative, Mjss Marjorle Reed, to Caslmer Krolak Jr. Man Confesses Forging Checks Against Contractor Charles Vernon Brown, 51, of Route 2, Neoga, was held in Jail here in lieu of $2,500 bond today after he signed a confession that he forged checks in the name of L. D. Whltley, contr:otor living north of Mattoon. Police Chief Larkin H. Jones said he had obtained a statement confessing the forgery. Jones said more checks, written against Whitley, may still be out. •••••••••••••••••••••••a Central Illinois + * Deaths • * •••••••••••••••••••••••t Bundy Infant. Effingham, 111.—The Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Bundy of Effingham, formerly of Tuscola, died shortly after birth Thursday. Services were held Friday at the graveside at Tuscola cemetery. Mrs. Clara E. Watts. Willow Hill, 111.—Mrs. Clara E. Watts, 64, of near Willow Hill died at her home Friday morning. Survivors Include the widower, Joseph; four sons; three daughters, including Mrs. Harriett Bibby of Newton; three sisters, including Mrs. Mary Kasserman of Newton and Mrs. Ida Trostle of Jewett; and a brother, J. Q. Vanderhoof of Newton. Funeral services will be Sunday at 2:30 in the Reese funeral home at Newton. School Opening Dance Held at Youth Center A dance to celebrate the opening of the school year was held by the members of the Mattoon Youth Center, Friday evening at tine high school gym. It was from 9 till 12 o'clock following open house at the "Clothesline," from 7 to 9 o'clock. Abut 225 youngsters danced to the music of Dick Elsworth .and his band all of whom are members of the Youth Center. Miss Mary Baur was In charge of arrangements and the chaperones were Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Maldon Whltley, Mr. and Mrs. William Lucier, Mr. and Mrs. C. R, Thudlum, Mrs. John Gibler, Mrs. McNeil Grantham, Mrs. D. H. Bone, Mrs. P. L. Lazier, Gerald Dunn and Jack Cederqulst. Home Bureau Meeting Miss Joda McGaughey, a specialist in Home Bureau and 4-H Club work, conducted a leadership meeting Friday from 10 until 3 o'clock in the First Baptist church. The purpose of the meeting was to give new ideas to the group for the year's program and to answer questions pertaining to the Home Bureau Units and 4-H Clubs' work. Voigt Services Set Funeral services for John F. Voigt, 80, former Mattoon resident and prominent Chicago attorney, will be held this afternoon at two o'clock in the Presbyterian church, Dr. Horace Batchelor officiating. Burial will be in Dodge Grove cemetery. Voigt died In the Roseland Hospital at Chicago Wednesday afternoon. Convicts' Blood for War Dannemora, N. Y.—yp>— Blood donated by 212 inmates of Clinton state prison will help some of the fighting men wounded In Korea, A Red Cross mobile unit from Syracuse collected 196 pints of blood at the prison yesterday, Warden J. Varnal Jackson reported. Enroll NOW far APRIL tUtt-heiid •ximi. Hlfhtit Aviragti. No Fillurti. lowiit Tuition inrf Living •>p«nin. Wrltf, rhon. »r Vlilt Ui. VARNIR BIAUTY SCHOOL, PARIS, ILL. WORTHWHILE EARNINGS Don't hide your savings in your safety deposit box . .. put your savings to work earning for you. Worthwhile dividends are paid on your account twice each year. SAVINGS INSURED TO $5,000 You can enjoy peace of mind when you invest your money at the MATTOON FEDERAL. It is safely insured up to $5,000 hy the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation .,, a permanent instrumentality of the United States Government. TAKE THAT FIRST STEP .., NOW Stop at our office and let us explain our savings accounts to you, You'll like our friendly, easy-to-use service. MATTOON FEDERAL SAVINGS & -LOAN ASSOCIATION 1630 Broadway — Next to the National Bank OLIN C. WIRTH, Secretary Many Drive to Owen Nursery at Bloomington Several dozen car loads of people from Mattoon drive over to Owen Nursery at Bloomington each week. Many of them take advantage of the hundreds of special buys in Evergreens, perennials, bulbs, trees, shrubs and the like. Everyone is pleased with the display of more than 30 African Violets. Everything Is under roof. You will enjoy the visit. Bring the family to eat at one of Bloomington's] good restaurants. OWEN NUBSEBY 2200 E. Oakland (SB edge city) Sunday 10 to 6 (DST) Week Days 8 to 5 HEAR Senator Scott W. LUCAS discuss "Why We Are Fighting in Korea" Station WLBH 12:30 p.m. Sunday Little Things The wise funeral director has learned that people notice the little things. We know that's true because we have received so many appreciative comments on the little thoughtful phases of our service which, people tell us, are unique. PEERS MORI CHflPEl 1412 BROADWAY ALL PHONES 3132 PROFESSIONAL CARDS CIVIL ISNGINEEB 7 VIBGIL I. DODSON Registered Land Surveyor Street Department Bid*. 12th and Richmond Ave. *334 Res. 5187 DAVID L. WIGOINTON Beir. Civil Engineer 12th & Richmond MSI Reg. 7704 . AUCTIONEEB "Liquid* tor-Appraiser" BOY ADBIAry 2304 Prairie Ave.-Plione 3844 HENBY BABTlioLOMEW A .._lf Auctioneer The Auc «<»> Way Farm, Household or Business Disposal ELBEBf BEVIL _1080 Prajrlejtve. — Phone 8395 , OPTOMETBIST ggM^Sl^fS^ HAJtQBING JOHN W. SPABKS "Tailoring Since 1921" r ""-~ Made Clothes' 10* 7814