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DEATHS and FUNERALS Fenton Lumm Dies At Age 78; Rites Wednesday Fenton Michael Lumm, of Mt. Vernon, died at 8:30 last night at the Veterans Hospital in Marion, 111., where he had been a patient for the past four months. Mr. Lumra, a veteran of the Spanish-American War, was 78 years and 29 days of age. Mr. Lumm, who was active in the produce business for years, was retired. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p. m. at Myers Chapel. The Rev. Howard Flota will officiate and burial will be in Oaltwood cemetery. Friends may call at Myers Chapel after 3:00 p. m. today. Mr. Lumm was born January 14, 1878 in Enfield, 111., the son of Thomas and Sarah (Newman) Lumm. He was married to Mary Elizabeth StuU, who preceded him in death February 20, 1940. Mr. Lumm served as a private in Co. G, 9th Illinois Infantry, in the Spanish-American War. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lucille Patterson of Jacksonville, 111.; one granddaughter and two great grandchildren: one sister, Mrs. Sallie Kirby of Dexter, Mo.; and one brother, Robert Lumm of Ironton, Mo. Mrs. James Wells, Belle Rive Dies; Rites Wednesday Mrs. Millie Emma Wells, 84. died at the family home south of Belle Rive at 10:30 p. m. Monday. She had been ailing for several years. She was the wife of James Wells, a well-known Jefferson county farmer. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p. m. at Sugar Camp church, six miles south of BeUe Rive, conducted by the Rev. Bird Green. Burial will be in Sugar Camp cemetery. Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Nora .Brake and Mrs. Iva Kniffen of Belle Rive and Mrs. Beulah Ward of Dahlgren; two grandsons; one great grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Effie Jenkins of Alhambra, Calif., and Mrs. Delia Williams of Dahlgren; and one brother, Lewis Meadows of Qiampaign. < The body will be removed from the Griggs and Gholson Funeral Home in Dahlgren to the family residence this afternoon to lie in state imtil the funeral. David T. Beal, Field Township Farmer, Is Dead Da\id Thomas Boal. a life long resident of Field township, died at 7:00 a. m. today at tiie home of his daughter, ^i^s. Opal Gerard of Bradford, 111. Mr. Beal. a farmer, was 73 years and 27 da>'s of age. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a. m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist church, of which Mr. Boal had been a member for 30 years. Thp Rev. Ro.qs Partridge will officiate and burial will be in Pleasant Hill cemetery. The body will remain at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix. where friends may call after 2:00 p. m. Wednesday. Mr. Beal was the son of the Rev. Enoch and Isabelle (Smith) Beal. He was married to Annie J. Bechman. who survives. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Edward, of Mt. Vei-non: two daughters, Mr.<;. Opal Gerard of Bradford, IlL. and Mrs. Aline Fields of Collinsville, 111.; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; five brothers. Charle.s, Alva and Robert of Mt. Vernon, Burrel of Te.xico and Joe of Chicago; and three sisters, Mrs. Louisa VanAllen of Collinsville. Mrs. Maude Clayboume of Kell and Mrs. Julia Tate of Mountain View, Mo. UNIONS SOON TO CRACK DOWN ON PENSION FRAUDS « Racketeering and Corruption On Handling of Union Funds Charged. Couple Wed 71 Years Tells Bliss Formula By Aiioclitoil fnu PHILADELPHIA — A 93- vear-old couple married on St. Valentine's Day 71 years ago today topped off a gay anniversary party by passing along this happy marriage formula which "can't miss": "Always be kind and considerate, and never, never try to be the boss." In the words of Abner and Rebecca Braude, who confess they still have their romantic moments, that's about all the secret there is to domestic happiness. "Of course," said Mrs. Braude in an interview, "there are times when I seem to do all the talking, but I never give Abner the impression that I'm boss." "You go ahead. Ma," Abner put in. "You've got the gift of gab better than I have. Just keep talkhig. As for your being bossy, let's say that you can be firm but never bossy." "Guess I don't need a second Invitation to keep talking," Mrs. Braude went on with a hearty laugh," especially after that great big box of candy Abner got for me." And she .showed it off, a whopper of a Valentine gift, bright red and heart-shaped, naturally, and all bound up with ribbons and bows. Parakeet Won't Allov/ Smoking By Associated Preti OMAHA.—There's a parakeet named Pudgie who is a pet at a fire station here. And as smoke is a signal of danger to a fireman, .so it is to Pudi?ie. You .iust can't smoke in the station recreation room with Pudgie around. To disbeliever.^ the firemen say "po ahead and light up a cigar. She lands on il and she pecks it into two parts.. No use to blow smoke in her face, either. She's a true "smoke eater" like her owners. Walter Moore Rites Tomorrow Funeral services for Walter Moore, 83, of Dodds township, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p. m. at Myers Chapel. The Rev. Gerald Gulley will officiate and burial will be in Arnold cemetery. Friends may call at any time at Myers Chapel. Mr. Moore, who for more than 50 years was the Pleasant View correspondent for The Register- News, died Sunday. He was the son of the late John M. and Martha (Holcomb) Moore. Humphrey Says Demo Plan Won't Pay For Roads By Aiioclatid Priss WASHINGTON —Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey told Congress today It could raise A^k billion dollars for road building over a 12-year period by imposing a federal registration fee of 51 per 1,000 pounds of motor vehicles. But Himiphrey said he was not proposing any specific highway financing plan and would "go along' with Congress on whatever it authorized. Humphrey mentioned the federal registration fee as- among things "suggested to us" after telling the House Ways and Means Committee that a Democratic - backed highway plan would provide loss than half the funds necessary for a pay-as-you build road program. The Democratic plan, embraced ih a bill by Rep. Boggs (D-La.), contemplates a 15-year road program tb be financed by a one-cent a gallon increase in the tax on gasoline and diesel fuel plus higher levies on tires camel-back used in retreads. Humphrey was called before the House committee to give his opinions on the Boggs bill. He said that first of aU it would not raise near enough money for the federal part of a proposed 51 - billion - dollar federal-state highway construction program. And, he said, he thought the construction program should be geared to 12 years instead of 15. Futhermore, Humphrey told the lawmakers the Boggs plan would use for roads 52,600,000,000 of general revenues which would have to be made up in some other way. Hospital Notes GOOD SAMARITAN Admitted; Delbert Russell Carlton; Mi.ss Antonia Ann Marsh; Miss Glenda Lee Bean; Charles A. Balsover; Mrs. Ida Mae Bourland; Clarence Oliver Lacey; Keith Marion Wood; Gideon Isaac Covalt; Mrs. Leta Olive Stevens. Discharged: Mrs. Opal Juanita "Billie" Courtois; Alonzo Keef; Mrs. Helen Joyce Fain; Mrs. Pearl Ruth Body; Mrs. Elva Louise Clark; Mrs. Gwendol Rae Skurat; Mrs. Marion Cave. JBJFTERSON MEMORIAL Admitted: Mrs. Pat Hutchison; Mrs. Wilma Smith; Oscar McGehee; Mrs. Esther M. Porter; Townsel Davis, Evan.'sville, Ind.; James L. Russell, Bluford; Miss Monieca Smith; Mrs. Viola Harlow. Discharged: Mrs. Vera Se- direst AIRPORT NEWS . -fe* Kimball made a flight Mt. Vernon from Hot Springs, Ark., this morning. ' Stout Quake Shakes Tokyo Half-Minute By Associated Press TOKYO — .A stout earthquake shook up Tokyo and the sur- rotmding area for about 30 seconds today. Eight Japanese were injured, three seriously, but the world's third largest city escaped maior property damage. More than 90.0C)0 homes were without electricity as high-voltage cables snapped. A highway bridge leading from the city cracked and was clewed to traffic. Pavement in front of the Tokyo railroad station caved in and chimneys cracked off public bathhouses. Few Tokyo resident.s could recall such a violent quake in the capita! since the war. Two smaller shocks hit the capital last Friday. •The shock today tore open an inch-wide gash in the corridor leading from the famed Imperial Hotel to its now annex. Built by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1922, the hotel is one of the few major buildings that survived the groat 1923 earthquake and fire in which more than 100.000 were killed. File Larceny Charges Here Petty larceny charges were filed here yesterday against four teen-agers. County officers identified them as Dale Mahon, 17, Donald Gene Orrick, 17, BiUMc- Candrew, 18, and Qyde Ray Howell, 18. Authorities said they were charged with taking gasoline and soda pop from the Mt. Vernon Truck Body Co. on state routa- 37. I All four youths posted bond. ' By Asia<lat«d Praia >nAMI BEACH. Fla.—Union leaders reported today the AFL- CIO is getting ready to crack down on a series of alleged frauds in handling multimillion- dollar union welfare funds. The move is planned as the fir.«t step in carrying out an aim of the newly rnerged AFL- CIO to clean unions of racketeering and corruption. A five-man Ethical Practices Committee recommended that the .AFL-CIO Executive Council give it authority to proceed with hearings in four cases involving affiliated unions. It was intimated that findings against these unions could lead to their expulsion from the AFL-CIO. A Senate Labor subcommittee headed by Sen. Douglas (D-Ill) already has turned up considerable data in these ca.ses. One case involved an alleged shortage of nearly a miljion dollars in Insurance funds of the Laundry Workers International Union. Another case involves a local, the leader of which recently testified before the Douglas committee accompanied by two bodyguards. Members of the AFL - CIO Ethical Practices Committee said privately they were determined to root out fraud in handling imion welfare funds. One said, "All of us are prepared to quit if the E.xecutive Council doesn't go along with us and tjke a firm stand." Laundrj- WnrJ»ers Union During hearings before the Etouglas committee last March Louis B. Saperstein. Newark. N. J., insurance broker, refused to answer questions about more than S900.000 of laundry workers welfare fund premiums which the committee says passed through his hands. He said he did not keep the money, but invoked the Fifth Amendment's protection against possible self incrimination in declining to answer further questions. Eugene C. James, secretary- treasurer of the laundry workers, also relied on the Fifth Amendment in refusing to talk about S85,0OQ which witnesses said had been forwarded to him servicing provisions of the insurance contract. The union leader who showed up at the Capitol with bodyguards was .Angelo Incisco, president of Local 286 of the former AFL Auto Workers Union in Chicago. The organization is separate from the big former CIO imion in the auto field. Incisco also heads the insurance firm w:hich handles the union's welfare fund. He denied there was anything irregular in the Ojperation_qf_thfi_funds. Gave Diamond Gifts Incisco was quizzed closely about his use of union funds for expensive gifts—like 51,200 diamond rings and S360 money clips—for persons he said had done "favors" for the union, and about his expense vouchers for trij^ to Arizona, Florida and Puerto Rico. 200 At Meeting Of Farmers Union Here Last Night THb REGISTER-MEWS — MT. VERNON IIJ.INOiS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1956 WAITING FOR AN ICk BREAKER MAN, WIFE, FIVE CHILDREN ASPHYXIATED Heavy Odor of Nofurol Gas In Home When Bodies Are Found. SHIPS LIE trapped In Baltic sea ice at Rauma, Fmland, waiting for an ice breaker to free them. (lnter,uiUon<il Sowuiphotoj By AltoclaU4 ^rtlt. OKLAHOMA CTrV — An Oklahoma County building contractor, his wife and five childi-en were asphyxiated early today in their home eight miles northeast of Oklahoma City. The \ictims were George Smithhisler. about 55. h\s wife. Barbara, and their children. \'ir- ginia. 9; Michael. S; Pat, 5; Tommy 3 and Carol 1, Tliey were found atxiut 7:30 a. m. by George Bryan, a neighbor who worked for Sn\ithhisier. and noticed ".^mething wa.s wrong" when he called at the home. "'Deputy shciiffs George Long and George Catron, who were summoned, said Smithhisler was .sitting in an overstuffed chair. The mother, one of the sons and a daughter were in bed, two other bo>"s were on a day bed and the other girl was on the sofa. Long said all the fires in the hotise were buming in mild 40 degree temperatures. He .said the World Briefs By Aiioeiattd PrMi TOKYO -The 370,000 member Japanese National Railway Workers' Union, ignoring government .varnings of ".stern measures," began a strike today to demand a 12 per cent wage increase. BERLl5f —- Communist East Gcntiany, suffering from recurring meat shortages, has ojHMied a horse meat restaurant called the "[Kiny bar." East German ncwsi>apers reix)rted that the res- taiuant, located In Halle, was jammed with 1.200 customers on its opening day. SANTIAGO. Chile — A train jantmed with summer tourists collided with another near the beach resort of Cartagena today. First repeats said 30 persons were killed and 80 iniui-ed. PANMUNJOM. Korea — The U, N. Command accused the Communists again today of bringing military supplies and warplanes into North Korea "in cynical violation of the armistice" and demanded a halt. TAIPEI, Formosa—Nationalist Chinese warships dueled for more than 10 minutes this afternoon with artillery of the Chinese Communists on Lusze Islantl not .._ far from Shanghai, navy head- oookstove fire had gxjne out, and i Quarters here reported. The offi- there was a "hea\y odor" natural gas in the house. of BIRTHS SNAKE IN THE MOTOR —This five-foot gopher snake is leaving his refuge—a 300-h.pj General Electric pump motor—as floodwaters slowly subside near San Francisco, Calif. Looking on in knee-deep water is Col. Fred Anderson of the U.S. Army Corps of Engmeers. The reptUe apparenUy crawled into the motor's housing for safety during the recent disastrous flood. Scene is the Sutter Bypass station which normally pumps off excess Irrigation water. " More than 200 persons attended the county-wide meeting of the Jefferson County Farmers Union last night at the court house here. Sebel Davis, county president, presided at the meeting at which arrangements were completed to send Jefferson county delegates to Washington, D. C, on February 18 for the annual session of Farmers Union representatives with Senators and Congressmen. Jefferson county's delegates are Walter Dudley, Earl Quinn, Gene Wells, Isaac Lambert, Harmon Irwin and Kelly Coil. Alternates are Roy Sledge and Wallace Wimberly. The group enjoyed talks last night by R. C. Kamm, traffic manager of the National Stock Yards at East St. Louis, and Joe Martin, a member of the stat board of the Farmers Union. President Da\is of the county Farmers Union e.xpressed the gratitude of the organization to all persons who are assisting financially this year in sending Jefferson county delegates on the trip to Washington. Fire Destroys Entire Town In Turkey; 20 Die ISTANBUL, Turkey—A raging fire, whipped by gale force wind, virtually destroyed the Turki-sh town of Gerze today, killing at least 20 persons. Gen:e, near the Black Sea port of Sinop. has a population of about 5,000. The government's Anatolia News .Agency gave the casualty estimate and said about 1,000 of the towns estimated 1,200 frame buildings were burned to the WARNS—PICK COEXISTENCE OR WAR ROAD (Continued from page one) lations with India, Burma. Afghanistan and countries not belonging to aggressive military blocs. "4. Work for better relations v.ith the United States of America, Great Britain, and France in all fields especially economic, technical and cultural. "5._ Remain vigilant while there' are still people who wish to threaten peaceful coe.xistence and maintain the defense potential of the Soviet Union." Mm Toward U. S. "We wish to be on good terms witli the U.S.A." Khrushchev said in his keynote speech whose mild tone was in startling contrast to a savage attack he made in the Supreme Soviet recently. It also was mild compared to the belligerent attitude adopted by former Premier »Malenkov when he made the opening address to the last Communist Congress in 1952. i "Because of this we have proposed a treaty," Khrushchev , said in a reference to offers of ! a friendship pact with the United States. Speaking vigorously he told the delegates this "is not to say we are weak. We existed before having diplomatic relations with the United States. We pro­ pose a treaty which can be useful to both countries. There are only two roads, peaceful coexistence or war." Mentions Stalin Khrushchev opened the meeting by calling on delegates to stand in tribute to Communist leadei-s who had died since the last congress. He linked the names of Stalin, Czech President Klement Gottwald, who died in 1933, and Kyuichi Tokuda, former first secretarj" of the Japanese Community party who died in exile in Com|nunist China in October 1953. The reference to Stalin was the first mention of the late dictator in connection with the opening of the party meeting. The antarctic continent Is larger than the United States and Europe, combined. rt :iYyi::ir-o^-| When you think you ore sitting on top of the world, it's o good idea to remember !t turns over every 24 hours. IN MEMORY Of Our Loved One JIM BOB LAMBERT Who left us Feb. 14, 1953. Sadly missed so much by his Dad, Mom and Brothers and Sisters. REVIVAL MEETiNG FEB. 12-26 Each Night at 7:30 NORTH SIDE CHURCH OF GOD nth at Georffe St, Mt Vernon, HI. THOMAS F. PICKINS JOHN KING Song; Evangelist MORRISON J. BUNDY Pastor yon are Invited to attend any or all of these services. Rev. Thomds F. PIcklns Plenty of Special Singing. Mr. and Mrs. John R. Hughcy, "16 Opdyke. are the parents of a son bom at 12:57 o'clock last night in Jefferson Memorial hospital. He weighed seven pounds nine and one-half ounces and has been named James Dean. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Earl Porter, 510 Marteeny. at 1:45 o'clock this morning in Jefferson Memorial hospital. She weighted eight pounds six and oije-half ounces and has been named Lydia Ann. Mr. and Mrs. George Gale Gilbert III, of Chicago are the parents of an eight pound son born in a hospital in that city last Saturday, February 11. Mrs. Inez Harmon. 304 north 6th street, is Mr. Gilbert's aunt. The British railways operated 500 million passenger miles without a passenger fatahty last year. With recent additional memberships, the United Nations now represents countries with a total population of 2.245.542,000, cial report claimed the Nationalist ships possibly destroyed one Communist artillep.- position and several barracks without suffering anj' damage or casualties. Mt. V. Soldier Is Improving At French Hospital Sgt. Marion Cullins, 29-year- old Mt. Vernon soldier who was seriously injured in an automobile accident near Tours, France, on February 5, is improving at a hospital at Orleans, France, Sgt. Cullins. son of Mr. and Mrs. Adron Cullins of 1316 north 13th street, suffered severe head injuries in the accident. His parents received word from the French hospital today that although their son was seri"- ously hurt, "we feel he will recover." The letter was from the commanding officer. He was semi-conscious at the time the letter was WTitten. Sgt. Cullins has been in Europe for the past two years on his fourth tour of overseas duty. U. S. tot.ll farm income hi.'dropped 25 per cent in th? last four years. ^'Bama To Appeal Autherine's Cose To Supreme Court By At«ocliit«d PratI BlRMl\(";il.\.M. .Mn. — The i;ni\i'isity 01 Al.ihama .se ^;reKa- lion (•.i.<r w;is hiMiK'd foi' Ihe U. .S. -Supreni,' Onni l>'d.iy, fol- lowinj; word from (Irlrn ^e at- tornoNs that a iowcr couit ruling oixMied the Mimol to . N'O^IMCS will Ix; appe .-iled. The scheduled appeal foreshadowed a final lostiiu; on it.s nitT- it.^ of Ihe 3''j \is'ir court batlle, u liich so far lias js'sulfed in a Nei ;ni r.)-ed ,\Hi'mliiu; classes tor 1 hici' da\ s. .Aulht'i-ine Lucy w,is diix 'en away bv riotous niolxs Feb. li after her third aptvarance at iia.s.ses. and uni\iiMty trustees ordered her baried "luitil further tiotcle" for safety reasons. She has asked a court order ivadmit- ting her and a heating on the motion has been set for Feb. 29. Gov. James E. Folsoni said in a statement .Mondav that the National As .sn. for Advancement of Colored People and "profesidonal outside agitators" had hindered efforts to halt the disturbances. The appeal was promised Monday by attorne.vs for l >.Mn of .-S.dmis.sions William Adams, defendant in the prolonged legal struggle. "We're going to fight it )ad- mis.sion of .N 'egroe.s) as long as we can." said Hill Ferguson of Birmingham, vice chaimian of the University Board of Tru .sSecJ. "It's purely a legal matter." U. S. Dist. Judge Hobart Grooms ruled last July that the University cannot bar Negro students because of their race. Hi.s order was upheld by the U. S. j Circuit Court of Appehls at .N'ew i Orleans Dec. 30 and it this nil- ' ing which is headed for testing in the U. S. Supreme Court. Reports Theft From Truck G. A. Rogers, who resides .southeast of the Mt. Vernon State Game Farm, reported thefts fmm his pickup truck to county officers late yesterday. He reported that thicve.s' had taken a wheel and tire, shovel, car jack and two cans of fuel od fixtm the truck. TR.VFFIO FI.NES Traffic fines asses.scd before Police Magistrate Allan Dulaney included: David P. Minor. $2 and costs for having illegal muffler on a car: L. V. Pate. S5 and costs for emerging from a driveway without due caution. SHOOTS LOVER, RETURNS LATER TO BURN BODY "He Hod It Coming fo Him," Sayi St. Louis Di- vorcoe. By Attoelnttd Prill .ST I.OUIS — Police quoted an attractive yviun^ divorcee accuse<l of killing Walter A, Siobert, prominent St l.ouls County politician that "he had It coming to hull and I'm not sorry." Investiitators .said Mrs. June .lay Miltoii, 'JS. used these words in a statement admitting she shot the 59-ycar-cild widower in the back, then returned the next day to liurn the body. .\li-s. Milton said the shooting climaxed an argument in which he accused her of dnthtg other men, police said. Authorities re- ixirted her accotiut fluiher stated that Siebert had threatened her with a f:un, the weapon she later used in the killing. .Mrs. Milton, twice m.nrried and motlicr of a ."i -j-ear-old Iwy, ha.s been ch:ir>;ed with first-degree murder. Siebert wnf. chief siiper\isor of the county hn'hway department an<l a tnemhcr of the coimty Republican committee. Me wa-s loimd shot to de:i!ii Monday in his burning home in suburban Webster tiruvc. Pro^ccut ;ni; Atty. F.duard W. (•"•aruiiol/ .said the woman told !%uthonties she shot Siebert about 2 a. ni. Sunday and set fire to the home early "the follow- inii day "to destroy the evidence.' 1-Week-Old Baby Has Teeth Pulled By Atiocialed Press SAN FRANCISCO — Steve?. Malatesta—just one week old- had two teeth pulled Monday. He was born with the teeth. A ixxiiatricinn said ttiey might get loose and Steve might swallow them. Replacement baby teeth will appear in six or seven months, a doctor said. MRS. H. MYBRE, Statue. Wash.: "SL loiepb Aiplila For .blldiia il t Iruitid uffle In our hou>«. Tb* I '.i gitia UbleUiMura •cctirwT o( dOM(a Jiul u our doctor otdtr*." ST.JOSEPH ASPIRIN FOR CHILDREN Add a Bolero, a Cape, a Jacket... achieve ,the sum of Fashion of Spring. And see how it oil totals up to the prettiest, most feminine look you hove seen in years ... A New Costume look that's especially dramatic . . . Especially charming . . . Very Fresh, Very Unusual and very appropriate to the Spirit of Spring. 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